The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 97 95 70
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -25
Permanent jobs citing SOA 5 5 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.36% 0.39% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.51% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 31
Average salary £35,369 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.40% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+3.00% -
SOA
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1155 982 994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 82.80% 75.95% 77.90%
Number of salaries quoted 966 862 888
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SOA
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOA across the Wales region.

SOA Salary Trend in Wales

SOA
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South Wales -6 5 £35,369 -
SOA
UK

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) Scrum
2 13 (76.47%) .NET
3 9 (52.94%) HTML
3 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 9 (52.94%) CSS
4 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
4 8 (47.06%) C#
4 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
4 8 (47.06%) MVC
4 8 (47.06%) .NET Framework
4 8 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (41.18%) WCF
5 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (41.18%) Entity Framework
5 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
6 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
6 6 (35.29%) Java
6 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (35.29%) TDD
6 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (35.29%) Data Analysis
6 6 (35.29%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (35.29%) Highcharts JS
6 6 (35.29%) SignalR
6 6 (35.29%) Software Architecture
6 6 (35.29%) HTML5
6 6 (35.29%) jQuery

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
3 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
4 2 (11.76%) IntelliJ
4 2 (11.76%) JMeter
4 2 (11.76%) Subversion
4 2 (11.76%) Maven
4 2 (11.76%) Selenium
4 2 (11.76%) Ant
4 2 (11.76%) Gradle
5 1 (5.88%) MSTest
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) AWS Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Java Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Software Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) HTML
2 9 (52.94%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 8 (47.06%) .NET Framework
4 7 (41.18%) WCF
4 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (41.18%) Entity Framework
5 6 (35.29%) HTML5
5 6 (35.29%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (35.29%) Highcharts JS
5 6 (35.29%) SignalR
5 6 (35.29%) jQuery
6 5 (29.41%) J2EE
7 2 (11.76%) Ext JS
7 2 (11.76%) RESTful
7 2 (11.76%) Velocity
7 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
7 2 (11.76%) Spring
7 2 (11.76%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) Scrum
3 8 (47.06%) MVC
4 6 (35.29%) TDD
4 6 (35.29%) Data Analysis
4 6 (35.29%) Software Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Use Case
5 3 (17.65%) Content Management
5 3 (17.65%) Workflow
5 3 (17.65%) UML
5 3 (17.65%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) Test-First Development
6 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) SDLC
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) High Availability
7 1 (5.88%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 8 (47.06%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) VB.NET
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (11.76%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) Perl
6 1 (5.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) LexisNexis