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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 60 60 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Permanent jobs citing SOA 4 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.75% 2.41% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 3.11% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 7
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +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
408 450 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 76.69% 77.32% 80.45%
Number of salaries quoted 310 332 238
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 21 April 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 12 (100.00%) Java
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Hibernate
2 7 (58.33%) WebLogic
2 7 (58.33%) Web Services
2 7 (58.33%) XML
2 7 (58.33%) UNIX
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) JBoss
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
2 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 7 (58.33%) Ajax
2 7 (58.33%) WebSphere
2 7 (58.33%) GWT
3 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (50.00%) Banking
3 6 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (50.00%) UML
4 5 (41.67%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Degree
4 5 (41.67%) JIRA
5 4 (33.33%) Release Management
5 4 (33.33%) Java EE
5 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (33.33%) BPR
5 4 (33.33%) RDBMS
5 4 (33.33%) J2EE
5 4 (33.33%) OO

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 7 (58.33%) WebLogic
1 7 (58.33%) JBoss
1 7 (58.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
4 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Developer Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Technical Business Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Architect
4 3 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Analyst Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Web Services
1 7 (58.33%) XML
1 7 (58.33%) Hibernate
1 7 (58.33%) Spring
1 7 (58.33%) Ajax
1 7 (58.33%) GWT
2 4 (33.33%) Java EE
2 4 (33.33%) J2EE
3 3 (25.00%) JMS
3 3 (25.00%) Spring Security
4 1 (8.33%) JSF
4 1 (8.33%) Struts
4 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) UNIX
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) TDD
2 6 (50.00%) UML
2 6 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (41.67%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (33.33%) OO
4 4 (33.33%) BPR
4 4 (33.33%) Release Management
5 3 (25.00%) OOD
6 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
6 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (16.67%) Coaching
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Sybase