The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 130 108 114
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2590 2915 2783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.31% 2.66% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 3.25% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2050 2269 2317
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
92095 89576 91817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.23% 81.81% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75962 71840 78174
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SOA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SOA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOA within the UK.

SOA Salary Trend in the UK

SOA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

SOA Salary Histogram in the UK

SOA
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -28 2377 £57,500 - 208
London -17 1196 £62,500 +4.16% 88
South East -32 462 £55,000 -6.38% 34
City of London 0 350 £65,000 -3.70% 36
East of England +17 209 £60,000 +9.09% 20
North West -4 131 £42,500 -15.00% 17
Berkshire -24 127 £60,000 - 9
South West -4 126 £45,000 -10.00% 19
Yorkshire -5 121 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Hampshire +7 116 £45,000 -21.73% 9
West Yorkshire +8 96 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Surrey -41 94 £45,000 -21.73% 5
Hertfordshire +36 89 £60,000 - 7
Scotland +7 87 £50,000 +17.64% 11
West Midlands -6 82 £48,500 +21.25% 11
Leeds +17 74 £50,000 -19.35% 5
Manchester +12 70 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Bristol +22 54 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Reading +9 50 £60,000 +21.82% 3
Cheshire +9 44 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Essex +21 43 £80,000 +14.28% 2
Glasgow +7 42 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Edinburgh -1 42 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Oxfordshire +2 41 £47,500 -20.83% 5
Cambridgeshire -1 41 £51,250 +20.58% 2
Kent -8 39 £55,000 +15.78% 3
East Midlands -17 39 £45,250 -9.50% 6
Southampton +12 38 £40,000 -30.43%
Maidenhead +9 30 £60,000 -11.11%
Buckinghamshire +7 26 £60,000 +41.17% 2

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 2338 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
2 2002 (37.36%) Java
3 1807 (33.72%) .NET
4 1586 (29.60%) Oracle
5 1544 (28.81%) Web Services
6 1481 (27.64%) C#
7 1420 (26.50%) JavaScript
8 1352 (25.23%) SQL
9 1260 (23.51%) HTML
10 1220 (22.77%) SQL Server
11 1215 (22.67%) XML
12 1200 (22.39%) Finance
13 1128 (21.05%) CSS
14 1122 (20.94%) MVC
15 1082 (20.19%) ASP.NET
16 1051 (19.61%) TDD
17 1022 (19.07%) Scrum
18 864 (16.12%) Middleware
19 856 (15.97%) jQuery
20 824 (15.38%) Microsoft
21 793 (14.80%) Degree
22 744 (13.88%) OO
23 711 (13.27%) SOAP
24 642 (11.98%) Linux
25 636 (11.87%) WCF
26 632 (11.79%) Spring
27 618 (11.53%) ASP.NET MVC
28 607 (11.33%) E-Commerce
29 602 (11.23%) Windows
30 578 (10.79%) REST

SOA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 486 (9.07%) WebLogic
2 396 (7.39%) WebSphere
3 386 (7.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 318 (5.93%) Oracle Service Bus
5 317 (5.92%) JBoss
6 283 (5.28%) Tomcat
7 281 (5.24%) Apache
8 209 (3.90%) IIS
8 209 (3.90%) CMS
9 188 (3.51%) SharePoint
10 168 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
11 83 (1.55%) Apache Solr
12 73 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 73 (1.36%) WebLogic Portal
13 71 (1.32%) Mule
14 63 (1.18%) Drupal
15 62 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
16 55 (1.03%) NServiceBus
17 53 (0.99%) MQSeries
18 48 (0.90%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 313 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 54 (1.01%) MS Office
3 44 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 24 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.15%) SPSS
8 5 (0.093%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.056%) MS Project
10 2 (0.037%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 249 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
2 180 (3.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 168 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
4 138 (2.58%) Oracle Applications
5 52 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
6 50 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
7 22 (0.41%) Oracle HRMS
8 17 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
9 16 (0.30%) SAP CRM
10 15 (0.28%) Google Analytics
11 14 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
12 12 (0.22%) Oracle iRecruitment
13 11 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
15 8 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 8 (0.15%) AquaLogic BPM
16 7 (0.13%) SAP ERP
16 7 (0.13%) Magento
17 6 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
17 6 (0.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 216 (4.03%) SaaS
2 184 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (1.77%) PaaS
4 89 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
5 72 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
6 70 (1.31%) IaaS
7 35 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
8 17 (0.32%) GitHub
9 16 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.13%) Force.com
10 7 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 7 (0.13%) Terremark
11 5 (0.093%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.075%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.037%) Heroku
13 2 (0.037%) Taleo
13 2 (0.037%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.037%) Trello
13 2 (0.037%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.037%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 271 (5.06%) HTTP
2 219 (4.09%) Internet
3 85 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 77 (1.44%) Firewall
5 76 (1.42%) SSL
6 44 (0.82%) LAN
7 43 (0.80%) Intranet
8 41 (0.77%) WAN
9 37 (0.69%) LDAP
10 31 (0.58%) SAN
11 27 (0.50%) PBX
12 24 (0.45%) DNS
13 23 (0.43%) AMQP
14 22 (0.41%) SNMP
14 22 (0.41%) VPN
15 20 (0.37%) FTP
16 18 (0.34%) ATM
17 14 (0.26%) Kerberos
18 13 (0.24%) Network Security
19 10 (0.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1220 (22.77%) SQL Server
2 495 (9.24%) Oracle Database
3 447 (8.34%) Relational Database
4 344 (6.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 313 (5.84%) MySQL
6 279 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 266 (4.96%) NoSQL
8 262 (4.89%) RDBMS
9 219 (4.09%) MongoDB
10 184 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 170 (3.17%) Oracle ODI
12 150 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
13 135 (2.52%) Oracle BI EE
14 122 (2.28%) Big Data
15 118 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
15 118 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 99 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
17 96 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
18 79 (1.47%) RavenDB
19 76 (1.42%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 390 (7.28%) Git (software)
2 281 (5.24%) Subversion
3 276 (5.15%) Selenium
4 265 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 247 (4.61%) JUnit
6 233 (4.35%) JIRA
7 207 (3.86%) Ant
8 205 (3.83%) Maven
9 203 (3.79%) Visual Studio
10 157 (2.93%) Jenkins
11 153 (2.86%) Eclipse
12 126 (2.35%) NUnit
13 121 (2.26%) Hudson
14 113 (2.11%) TeamCity
15 110 (2.05%) Cucumber
16 97 (1.81%) Oracle Forms
17 87 (1.62%) Mockito
18 62 (1.16%) SoapUI
19 55 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
20 49 (0.91%) JDeveloper
General
1 1200 (22.39%) Finance
2 452 (8.43%) Banking
3 441 (8.23%) Retail
4 287 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 175 (3.27%) Marketing
6 100 (1.87%) Games
7 96 (1.79%) Legal
7 96 (1.79%) Back Office
8 93 (1.74%) Investment Banking
9 65 (1.21%) Law
10 55 (1.03%) Publishing
11 54 (1.01%) Advertising
12 47 (0.88%) Manufacturing
13 46 (0.86%) Front Office
14 39 (0.73%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.62%) Retail Banking
16 32 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
17 30 (0.56%) Billing
18 21 (0.39%) French Language
19 16 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2164 (40.38%) Developer
2 1603 (29.91%) Architect
3 791 (14.76%) Solutions Architect
4 623 (11.63%) .NET Developer
5 604 (11.27%) Senior Developer
6 448 (8.36%) Java Developer
7 426 (7.95%) C# Developer
8 370 (6.90%) Analyst
9 285 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
10 279 (5.21%) Consultant
11 253 (4.72%) Technical Architect
12 197 (3.68%) Web Developer
13 190 (3.55%) Senior .NET Developer
14 170 (3.17%) Software Engineer
15 147 (2.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 146 (2.72%) Software Developer
17 143 (2.67%) DBA
17 143 (2.67%) Senior Architect
18 140 (2.61%) Enterprise Architect
19 139 (2.59%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1807 (33.72%) .NET
2 1544 (28.81%) Web Services
3 1260 (23.51%) HTML
4 1215 (22.67%) XML
5 1128 (21.05%) CSS
6 1082 (20.19%) ASP.NET
7 864 (16.12%) Middleware
8 856 (15.97%) jQuery
9 711 (13.27%) SOAP
10 636 (11.87%) WCF
11 632 (11.79%) Spring
12 618 (11.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 578 (10.79%) REST
14 560 (10.45%) J2EE
15 482 (8.99%) HTML5
16 479 (8.94%) .NET Framework
17 461 (8.60%) Oracle Fusion
18 417 (7.78%) JSON
19 392 (7.31%) Hibernate
20 353 (6.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 407 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 388 (7.24%) Computer Science
3 371 (6.92%) Enterprise Software
4 315 (5.88%) Open Source
5 257 (4.80%) N-Tier
6 198 (3.69%) Client/Server
7 188 (3.51%) Data Integration
8 170 (3.17%) Mobile App
9 160 (2.99%) User Experience
10 159 (2.97%) Management Information System
11 100 (1.87%) Clustering
12 82 (1.53%) Blog
13 81 (1.51%) Inversion of Control
14 69 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 54 (1.01%) Mathematics
16 53 (0.99%) Mainframe
17 52 (0.97%) Web 2.0
18 46 (0.86%) iPad
19 41 (0.77%) Blackberry
20 39 (0.73%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 642 (11.98%) Linux
2 602 (11.23%) Windows
3 563 (10.51%) UNIX
4 177 (3.30%) Android
5 138 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 94 (1.75%) AIX
7 90 (1.68%) Solaris
8 56 (1.04%) Windows Phone
9 48 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 41 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 38 (0.71%) CentOS
13 37 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 37 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 25 (0.47%) HPUX
15 20 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 20 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
16 16 (0.30%) Windows 7
17 12 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (0.15%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2338 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
2 1122 (20.94%) MVC
3 1051 (19.61%) TDD
4 1022 (19.07%) Scrum
5 744 (13.88%) OO
6 607 (11.33%) E-Commerce
7 547 (10.21%) UML
8 510 (9.52%) TOGAF
9 501 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
10 497 (9.27%) BDD
11 488 (9.11%) Software Engineering
12 476 (8.88%) Mentoring
13 429 (8.01%) Enterprise Architecture
14 425 (7.93%) Unit Testing
15 346 (6.46%) Project Management
16 311 (5.80%) CRM
17 296 (5.52%) Technical Architecture
18 274 (5.11%) OOP
19 266 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
20 262 (4.89%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2002 (37.36%) Java
2 1481 (27.64%) C#
3 1420 (26.50%) JavaScript
4 1352 (25.23%) SQL
5 263 (4.91%) T-SQL
6 228 (4.25%) PHP
7 215 (4.01%) PL/SQL
8 202 (3.77%) C++
9 170 (3.17%) Python
10 132 (2.46%) Shell Script
11 111 (2.07%) Ruby
12 110 (2.05%) VB.NET
13 86 (1.60%) XPath
14 81 (1.51%) C
15 75 (1.40%) Objective-C
16 72 (1.34%) VB
17 62 (1.16%) Scala
18 52 (0.97%) Groovy
19 50 (0.93%) Jython
20 46 (0.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 793 (14.80%) Degree
2 310 (5.78%) Security Cleared
3 208 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 85 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 62 (1.16%) ISEB
6 38 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
7 35 (0.65%) OCP
8 28 (0.52%) CISSP
9 27 (0.50%) MCSD
9 27 (0.50%) MBA
10 24 (0.45%) DV Cleared
11 22 (0.41%) PMI Certification
12 18 (0.34%) ISTQB
13 13 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 11 (0.21%) MCAD
14 11 (0.21%) Sun Certification
15 10 (0.19%) CISM
16 9 (0.17%) PMP
16 9 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (7.13%) QA
2 40 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 26 (0.49%) SLA
5 22 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 21 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 18 (0.34%) COBIT
8 16 (0.30%) JSP 440
9 12 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.13%) HL7
11 2 (0.037%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.019%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.019%) GPG13
12 1 (0.019%) P3O
12 1 (0.019%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 115 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
2 44 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 34 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
5 24 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.26%) vSphere
7 12 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 12 (0.22%) HDFS
8 8 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.11%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.11%) XenApp
11 5 (0.093%) Varnish
12 4 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.075%) Docker
13 3 (0.056%) NFS
14 2 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.037%) Firmware
14 2 (0.037%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 2 (0.037%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 93 (1.74%) Data Guard
2 92 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 90 (1.68%) Puppet
4 42 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
5 35 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
6 31 (0.58%) Vagrant
7 20 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 19 (0.35%) Tivoli
9 14 (0.26%) StatsD
10 9 (0.17%) Graphite
11 8 (0.15%) CA LISA
11 8 (0.15%) yum
12 5 (0.093%) logstash
12 5 (0.093%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 4 (0.075%) Nagios
13 4 (0.075%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.075%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.075%) ServiceCenter
14 3 (0.056%) Netcool
14 3 (0.056%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1586 (29.60%) Oracle
2 824 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 354 (6.61%) IBM
4 304 (5.67%) SAP
5 200 (3.73%) TIBCO
6 178 (3.32%) webMethods
7 114 (2.13%) HP
8 91 (1.70%) hybris
9 83 (1.55%) Google
10 82 (1.53%) Siebel
11 81 (1.51%) VMware
12 78 (1.46%) Informatica
13 73 (1.36%) Adobe
14 71 (1.32%) Red Hat
15 69 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
16 59 (1.10%) Business Objects
17 55 (1.03%) Software AG
17 55 (1.03%) Talend
18 54 (1.01%) Pega
19 49 (0.91%) Zend
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