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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 110 107 113
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Permanent jobs citing SOA 145 128 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.38% 2.23% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 2.60% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 98 112 84
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +18.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
5344 4929 4544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.74% 85.72% 83.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4142 4065 3813
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +25 64 £60,000 +26.31% 1
Birmingham -19 37 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Staffordshire +8 16 £42,500 +6.25%
Coventry +4 11 £49,500 +9.39% 1
Walsall - 4 £75,000 -
Worcestershire 0 3 £52,500 +31.25%
Shropshire - 3 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton -3 2 £42,500 -15.00%
Solihull +11 1 - - 1
West Bromwich -3 1 £50,000 -
Willenhall - 1 £37,500 -
Dudley - 1 £26,500 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SOA.

1 237 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (57.77%) SQL
3 191 (49.48%) .NET
4 173 (44.82%) C#
5 163 (42.23%) Java
6 162 (41.97%) Degree
7 156 (40.41%) Scrum
8 147 (38.08%) ASP.NET
9 138 (35.75%) Oracle
10 131 (33.94%) SQL Server
11 130 (33.68%) XML
12 128 (33.16%) RESTful
13 127 (32.90%) Continuous Integration
14 125 (32.38%) Software Engineering
15 121 (31.35%) Unit Testing
16 118 (30.57%) Dependency Injection
17 117 (30.31%) JBoss
18 115 (29.79%) HTML
18 115 (29.79%) MySQL
18 115 (29.79%) Java EE
19 114 (29.53%) TDD
20 111 (28.76%) Spring
21 108 (27.98%) PostgreSQL
21 108 (27.98%) Web Services
22 107 (27.72%) JMS
23 105 (27.20%) Hudson
23 105 (27.20%) Jenkins
24 104 (26.94%) GlassFish
24 104 (26.94%) Mathematics
25 102 (26.42%) Hibernate

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 117 (30.31%) JBoss
2 104 (26.94%) GlassFish
3 84 (21.76%) WildFly
4 43 (11.14%) Apache Spark
5 22 (5.70%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (4.66%) SharePoint
7 17 (4.40%) WebLogic
8 15 (3.89%) IIS
9 11 (2.85%) WebSphere
9 11 (2.85%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (2.33%) Tomcat
11 8 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (1.55%) Apache
13 5 (1.30%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.52%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.52%) Mule
15 1 (0.26%) CICS
15 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 38 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.26%) MS Office
2 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.30%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (1.04%) Exstream
4 4 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.40%) SaaS
3 15 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.04%) PaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.52%) Heroku
5 2 (0.52%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.89%) SSL
2 12 (3.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.78%) Firewall
3 3 (0.78%) LAN
3 3 (0.78%) SAN
3 3 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.78%) WLAN
4 2 (0.52%) HTTP
5 1 (0.26%) ATM
5 1 (0.26%) Internet
5 1 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (33.94%) SQL Server
2 115 (29.79%) MySQL
3 108 (27.98%) PostgreSQL
4 80 (20.73%) Relational Database
5 60 (15.54%) RDBMS
6 53 (13.73%) NoSQL
7 50 (12.95%) MongoDB
8 47 (12.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 47 (12.18%) Big Data
9 44 (11.40%) Hadoop
10 29 (7.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (3.11%) DB2
13 10 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (1.55%) Oracle Database
15 5 (1.30%) SAP HANA
16 4 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (1.04%) GIS
16 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 105 (27.20%) Hudson
1 105 (27.20%) Jenkins
2 92 (23.83%) JUnit
3 84 (21.76%) JBehave
4 64 (16.58%) Cucumber
5 57 (14.77%) RSpec
6 52 (13.47%) Selenium
7 49 (12.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 49 (12.69%) Visual Studio
8 47 (12.18%) Git (software)
9 40 (10.36%) WATIR
10 30 (7.77%) Subversion
11 28 (7.25%) NUnit
12 24 (6.22%) ReSharper
13 17 (4.40%) NSubstitute
14 10 (2.59%) Maven
15 9 (2.33%) Ant
16 7 (1.81%) Gradle
16 7 (1.81%) Moq
16 7 (1.81%) SoapUI
General
1 79 (20.47%) Retail
2 60 (15.54%) Billing
3 59 (15.28%) Finance
4 22 (5.70%) Banking
5 21 (5.44%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.85%) Retail Banking
7 9 (2.33%) Local Government
8 7 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.55%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.55%) Marketing
10 2 (0.52%) Games
10 2 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 269 (69.69%) Developer
2 119 (30.83%) Senior Developer
3 113 (29.27%) Java Developer
4 97 (25.13%) .NET Developer
5 84 (21.76%) C# Developer
6 70 (18.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 66 (17.10%) Senior Java Developer
8 57 (14.77%) Architect
8 57 (14.77%) Lead Developer
9 50 (12.95%) ASP.NET Developer
9 50 (12.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 41 (10.62%) C# Software Developer
11 38 (9.84%) Lead Java Developer
11 38 (9.84%) Senior C# Developer
12 37 (9.59%) .NET Software Developer
13 36 (9.33%) Agile Developer
14 34 (8.81%) Agile Java Developer
15 32 (8.29%) Senior .NET Developer
16 29 (7.51%) Senior C# .NET Developer
17 25 (6.48%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (49.48%) .NET
2 147 (38.08%) ASP.NET
3 130 (33.68%) XML
4 128 (33.16%) RESTful
5 115 (29.79%) HTML
5 115 (29.79%) Java EE
6 111 (28.76%) Spring
7 108 (27.98%) Web Services
8 107 (27.72%) JMS
9 102 (26.42%) Hibernate
10 101 (26.17%) JAX-RS
11 98 (25.39%) JPA
11 98 (25.39%) RESTEasy
12 87 (22.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 86 (22.28%) CSS
14 84 (21.76%) WCF
15 67 (17.36%) HornetQ
15 67 (17.36%) REST
16 55 (14.25%) XSLT
17 53 (13.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 104 (26.94%) Mathematics
2 76 (19.69%) Mobile App
3 41 (10.62%) Artificial Intelligence
4 38 (9.84%) Smart Meter
5 29 (7.51%) Computer Science
6 26 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (5.18%) Inversion of Control
8 17 (4.40%) N-Tier
9 15 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (2.85%) e-Learning
11 9 (2.33%) User Experience
12 7 (1.81%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.30%) Blockchain
13 5 (1.30%) Cryptography
13 5 (1.30%) Fintech
13 5 (1.30%) Linked Data
13 5 (1.30%) Semantic Web
14 3 (0.78%) Economics
14 3 (0.78%) Private Cloud
15 2 (0.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.62%) Android
1 41 (10.62%) Apple iOS
1 41 (10.62%) Windows
2 28 (7.25%) Unix
3 23 (5.96%) Linux
4 5 (1.30%) Solaris
5 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.78%) MVS
5 3 (0.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (40.41%) Scrum
3 127 (32.90%) Continuous Integration
4 125 (32.38%) Software Engineering
5 121 (31.35%) Unit Testing
6 118 (30.57%) Dependency Injection
7 114 (29.53%) TDD
8 100 (25.91%) MVC
9 97 (25.13%) Mentoring
10 77 (19.95%) OO
11 75 (19.43%) Coaching
12 67 (17.36%) Functional Testing
12 67 (17.36%) Software Delivery
13 66 (17.10%) DSDM
14 48 (12.44%) Analytics
14 48 (12.44%) Release Management
15 47 (12.18%) Wealth Management
16 42 (10.88%) Kanban
17 41 (10.62%) Predictive Analytics
17 41 (10.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 223 (57.77%) SQL
2 173 (44.82%) C#
3 163 (42.23%) Java
4 94 (24.35%) JavaScript
5 75 (19.43%) T-SQL
6 48 (12.44%) XPath
7 45 (11.66%) Ruby
8 42 (10.88%) Clojure
9 41 (10.62%) Python
9 41 (10.62%) Scala
10 17 (4.40%) Groovy
10 17 (4.40%) XAML
11 14 (3.63%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.07%) C
13 7 (1.81%) C++
14 5 (1.30%) Perl
14 5 (1.30%) PHP
14 5 (1.30%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.04%) SPARQL
15 4 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 162 (41.97%) Degree
2 59 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (8.29%) MCSD
4 21 (5.44%) MCTS
5 18 (4.66%) MCPD
6 6 (1.55%) PhD
7 3 (0.78%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.99%) QA
2 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (9.07%) Docker
2 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 38 (9.84%) Puppet
Vendors
1 138 (35.75%) Oracle
2 70 (18.13%) Microsoft
3 42 (10.88%) Twitter
4 41 (10.62%) Facebook
5 17 (4.40%) DevExpress
6 7 (1.81%) Rackspace
7 6 (1.55%) SAP
7 6 (1.55%) Talend
8 4 (1.04%) HP
8 4 (1.04%) IBM
9 3 (0.78%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.52%) webMethods
11 1 (0.26%) BEA
11 1 (0.26%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.26%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.26%) Software AG
11 1 (0.26%) Sybase
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
First Utility
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago