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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 63 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Permanent jobs citing SOA 4 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.78% 0.67% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.88% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 7
Average salary £56,250 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £42,300 £40,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £49,500 £51,900
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +5.26%
SOA
Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
426 342 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 83.53% 75.83% 84.88%
Number of salaries quoted 303 242 307
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

SOA
Salary Trend in Watford

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

SOA Salary Trend in Watford

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 13 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (84.62%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) Web Services
4 7 (53.85%) Data Modelling
4 7 (53.85%) UML
5 6 (46.15%) JBoss
5 6 (46.15%) XML
5 6 (46.15%) UNIX
5 6 (46.15%) Windows
5 6 (46.15%) WebLogic
5 6 (46.15%) Hibernate
5 6 (46.15%) TDD
5 6 (46.15%) Banking
5 6 (46.15%) Spring
5 6 (46.15%) Ajax
5 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
5 6 (46.15%) GWT
5 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
6 5 (38.46%) Degree
6 5 (38.46%) JIRA
7 4 (30.77%) J2EE
7 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 4 (30.77%) Linux
7 4 (30.77%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (23.08%) Spring Security
8 3 (23.08%) OO
8 3 (23.08%) JMS
8 3 (23.08%) BPR
8 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
8 3 (23.08%) Java EE

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 6 (46.15%) WebLogic
1 6 (46.15%) JBoss
1 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
1 2 (15.38%) PaaS
1 2 (15.38%) Google Apps
1 2 (15.38%) IaaS
1 2 (15.38%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Maven
2 2 (15.38%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (7.69%) CruiseControl
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Business Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Technical Business Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Developer Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Release Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Java Analyst Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) Java Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) Web Services
2 6 (46.15%) XML
2 6 (46.15%) Hibernate
2 6 (46.15%) Spring
2 6 (46.15%) GWT
2 6 (46.15%) Ajax
3 4 (30.77%) J2EE
4 3 (23.08%) JMS
4 3 (23.08%) Java EE
4 3 (23.08%) Spring Security
5 2 (15.38%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) RESTful
5 2 (15.38%) LAMP
6 1 (7.69%) Struts
6 1 (7.69%) JSF
6 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
6 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) UML
1 7 (53.85%) Data Modelling
2 6 (46.15%) TDD
2 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
3 4 (30.77%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (23.08%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) BPR
4 3 (23.08%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
5 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) OOD
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) Coaching
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) Google
1 2 (15.38%) Rackspace
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase