The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 91 104 99
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Permanent jobs citing SOA 149 109 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.82% 2.12% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 2.63% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 124 77 93
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
SOA
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4349 4145 3918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.45% 80.77% 77.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3608 3469 3293
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SOA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

SOA Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SOA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SOA Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

SOA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Birmingham +27 62 £45,000 +15.38% 4
Warwickshire +6 30 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Coventry +3 22 £46,500 +3.33% 1
Staffordshire -23 19 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Worcestershire - 5 £38,750 - 2
Wolverhampton - 5 £50,000 -
Solihull +1 3 £45,000 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 131 (56.71%) SQL
2 121 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (46.32%) .NET
4 101 (43.72%) Java
5 92 (39.83%) JavaScript
5 92 (39.83%) HTML
6 84 (36.36%) C#
7 83 (35.93%) MVC
8 81 (35.06%) SQL Server
9 75 (32.47%) CSS
10 72 (31.17%) ASP.NET
11 70 (30.30%) XML
11 70 (30.30%) TDD
12 65 (28.14%) Oracle
13 58 (25.11%) jQuery
14 56 (24.24%) .NET Framework
15 52 (22.51%) Web Services
16 51 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (21.65%) Unit Testing
18 46 (19.91%) WebSphere
19 45 (19.48%) ASP.NET MVC
20 39 (16.88%) Retail
20 39 (16.88%) Microsoft
21 37 (16.02%) Finance
22 36 (15.58%) HTML5
23 34 (14.72%) JBoss
24 33 (14.29%) UNIX
24 33 (14.29%) Entity Framework
24 33 (14.29%) Java EE
25 32 (13.85%) Mobile Development

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 46 (19.91%) WebSphere
2 34 (14.72%) JBoss
3 32 (13.85%) WebLogic
4 30 (12.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 15 (6.49%) MQSeries
5 15 (6.49%) CICS
6 14 (6.06%) Umbraco
7 8 (3.46%) Apache
7 8 (3.46%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.16%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.73%) NServiceBus
10 3 (1.30%) GlassFish
10 3 (1.30%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.30%) IIS
10 3 (1.30%) CMS
11 2 (0.87%) SAS
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 25 (10.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.73%) SPSS
3 2 (0.87%) MS Office
3 2 (0.87%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.87%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.16%) Cordys
3 3 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.87%) Office 365
3 1 (0.43%) Heroku
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.06%) TCP/IP
1 14 (6.06%) SSL
2 4 (1.73%) SAN
3 1 (0.43%) CTI
3 1 (0.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (35.06%) SQL Server
2 29 (12.55%) DB2
3 28 (12.12%) Relational Database
4 21 (9.09%) RDBMS
5 17 (7.36%) MySQL
6 16 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (6.93%) NoSQL
7 12 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (3.46%) Data Mining
9 8 (3.46%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (2.16%) Big Data
11 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.73%) OLAP
12 4 (1.73%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.73%) Oracle OLAP
13 3 (1.30%) RavenDB
13 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 32 (13.85%) Ant
2 23 (9.96%) Maven
3 21 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 21 (9.09%) Selenium
4 20 (8.66%) Subversion
4 20 (8.66%) Visual Studio
5 18 (7.79%) JIRA
6 16 (6.93%) JUnit
7 12 (5.19%) Hudson
8 11 (4.76%) Jenkins
8 11 (4.76%) ReSharper
8 11 (4.76%) NUnit
9 10 (4.33%) Moq
10 8 (3.46%) MSTest
11 7 (3.03%) Eclipse
11 7 (3.03%) NetBeans
12 6 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (2.60%) Cucumber
12 6 (2.60%) Gradle
13 4 (1.73%) AccuRev
General
1 39 (16.88%) Retail
2 37 (16.02%) Finance
3 15 (6.49%) Banking
4 14 (6.06%) Retail Banking
5 13 (5.63%) Telecoms
6 12 (5.19%) Billing
7 10 (4.33%) Back Office
8 3 (1.30%) Marketing
9 2 (0.87%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.43%) Games
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 130 (56.28%) Developer
2 48 (20.78%) Java Developer
3 33 (14.29%) Architect
4 32 (13.85%) Consultant
4 32 (13.85%) Senior Developer
5 27 (11.69%) Technical Consultant
6 24 (10.39%) .NET Developer
7 22 (9.52%) Software Developer
8 19 (8.23%) Software Engineer
9 16 (6.93%) Java Software Engineer
10 15 (6.49%) C# Developer
11 11 (4.76%) Technical Architect
12 10 (4.33%) Administrator
13 8 (3.46%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (3.46%) Applications Developer
13 8 (3.46%) ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (3.46%) Analyst
13 8 (3.46%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (3.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 7 (3.03%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (46.32%) .NET
2 92 (39.83%) HTML
3 75 (32.47%) CSS
4 72 (31.17%) ASP.NET
5 70 (30.30%) XML
6 58 (25.11%) jQuery
7 56 (24.24%) .NET Framework
8 52 (22.51%) Web Services
9 45 (19.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 36 (15.58%) HTML5
11 33 (14.29%) Entity Framework
11 33 (14.29%) Java EE
12 29 (12.55%) PhoneGap
13 28 (12.12%) WCF
14 26 (11.26%) J2EE
15 25 (10.82%) Spring
16 24 (10.39%) SOAP
17 23 (9.96%) RESTful
17 23 (9.96%) CSS3
18 22 (9.52%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.69%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (8.66%) Open Source
3 15 (6.49%) Mainframe
4 12 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.76%) N-Tier
5 11 (4.76%) GIS
6 8 (3.46%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (3.03%) Mathematics
7 7 (3.03%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.60%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.16%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.73%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.87%) User Experience
11 2 (0.87%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.43%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.43%) Clustering
12 1 (0.43%) IVR
12 1 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.29%) UNIX
2 30 (12.99%) Linux
3 25 (10.82%) Windows
4 15 (6.49%) AIX
4 15 (6.49%) Solaris
4 15 (6.49%) MVS
5 1 (0.43%) OS/390
5 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (35.93%) MVC
3 70 (30.30%) TDD
4 51 (22.08%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (21.65%) Unit Testing
6 32 (13.85%) Mobile Development
7 28 (12.12%) Web Development
7 28 (12.12%) Software Engineering
8 25 (10.82%) Release Management
9 23 (9.96%) OO
10 22 (9.52%) OOP
11 19 (8.23%) UML
12 18 (7.79%) Scrum
13 17 (7.36%) Web Application Development
14 13 (5.63%) Build Automation
14 13 (5.63%) High Availability
14 13 (5.63%) Waterfall
14 13 (5.63%) Time Management
15 12 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (4.76%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 131 (56.71%) SQL
2 101 (43.72%) Java
3 92 (39.83%) JavaScript
4 84 (36.36%) C#
5 23 (9.96%) Python
6 21 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 21 (9.09%) Perl
6 21 (9.09%) PHP
7 17 (7.36%) VB.NET
8 16 (6.93%) Ruby
9 15 (6.49%) JCL
10 10 (4.33%) XPath
11 9 (3.90%) PL/SQL
12 7 (3.03%) COBOL
13 6 (2.60%) VB
13 6 (2.60%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.73%) VB6
15 3 (1.30%) Groovy
16 2 (0.87%) Scala
17 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (10.39%) Degree
2 8 (3.46%) SC Cleared
2 8 (3.46%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.87%) ISEB
5 1 (0.43%) MCPD
5 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) PMP
5 1 (0.43%) MCAD
5 1 (0.43%) MCSD
5 1 (0.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.46%) QA
2 5 (2.16%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (6.49%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.60%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.43%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 65 (28.14%) Oracle
2 39 (16.88%) Microsoft
3 23 (9.96%) Business Objects
4 17 (7.36%) IBM
5 14 (6.06%) webMethods
5 14 (6.06%) Adobe
6 6 (2.60%) Hyperion
6 6 (2.60%) Pega
7 5 (2.16%) OpenText
7 5 (2.16%) Metastorm
8 4 (1.73%) NetApp
9 3 (1.30%) Software AG
9 3 (1.30%) SAP
10 2 (0.87%) Telerik
10 2 (0.87%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.87%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.87%) Informatica
10 2 (0.87%) Zend
11 1 (0.43%) Verint
11 1 (0.43%) Rackspace
Warwickshire
JM
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warwickshire
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
JM Digital
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus - Flex Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
REPL
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Growth
Posted: 23 days ago