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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 108 100 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Permanent jobs citing SOA 121 122 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.10% 2.24% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 2.79% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 107 84 80
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 £36,750 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
4829 4374 4273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 83.63% 80.15% 79.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3973 3664 3601
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +12 53 £50,000 -23.07%
Warwickshire +9 39 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Coventry -10 9 £45,000 -
Staffordshire -35 7 £37,500 +4.16% 4
Worcestershire - 6 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £50,000 -
Solihull - 1 £45,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 142 (55.47%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (53.91%) SQL
3 119 (46.48%) .NET
4 113 (44.14%) Java
5 100 (39.06%) JavaScript
6 99 (38.67%) HTML
7 93 (36.33%) C#
8 90 (35.16%) SQL Server
8 90 (35.16%) MVC
9 86 (33.59%) CSS
10 83 (32.42%) ASP.NET
11 82 (32.03%) XML
12 69 (26.95%) Web Services
13 67 (26.17%) Oracle
14 66 (25.78%) TDD
15 62 (24.22%) jQuery
16 59 (23.05%) .NET Framework
17 57 (22.27%) Microsoft
18 54 (21.09%) WebSphere
19 53 (20.70%) ASP.NET MVC
20 51 (19.92%) Continuous Integration
21 47 (18.36%) Finance
22 46 (17.97%) Unit Testing
23 44 (17.19%) Retail
23 44 (17.19%) JBoss
24 41 (16.02%) Java EE
25 40 (15.63%) Software Engineering
26 38 (14.84%) HTML5
27 37 (14.45%) UNIX
28 35 (13.67%) OO

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 54 (21.09%) WebSphere
2 44 (17.19%) JBoss
3 34 (13.28%) WebSphere Application Server
4 33 (12.89%) WebLogic
5 17 (6.64%) MQSeries
5 17 (6.64%) CICS
6 12 (4.69%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.95%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.95%) Apache
7 5 (1.95%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.56%) NServiceBus
9 3 (1.17%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.17%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.78%) CMS
10 2 (0.78%) SAS
10 2 (0.78%) IIS
11 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.39%) MQSI
11 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 32 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.56%) SPSS
3 2 (0.78%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.78%) MS Office
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Cordys
2 4 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.73%) Heroku
4 2 (0.78%) Office 365
5 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 16 (6.25%) SSL
2 4 (1.56%) SAN
3 3 (1.17%) VoIP
4 1 (0.39%) CTI
4 1 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (35.16%) SQL Server
2 35 (13.67%) Relational Database
3 33 (12.89%) DB2
4 25 (9.77%) RDBMS
5 22 (8.59%) MySQL
5 22 (8.59%) NoSQL
6 19 (7.42%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (5.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (3.13%) Data Mining
10 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.95%) Big Data
11 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.56%) Oracle OLAP
12 4 (1.56%) OLAP
12 4 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (1.56%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.56%) MongoDB
13 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.17%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 33 (12.89%) Ant
2 26 (10.16%) Selenium
2 26 (10.16%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.81%) JIRA
3 20 (7.81%) JUnit
4 19 (7.42%) Visual Studio
5 18 (7.03%) Maven
6 17 (6.64%) Subversion
7 11 (4.30%) NUnit
7 11 (4.30%) ReSharper
8 10 (3.91%) Moq
9 9 (3.52%) Hudson
9 9 (3.52%) Jenkins
10 8 (3.13%) MSTest
10 8 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.34%) Gradle
12 5 (1.95%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.56%) NetBeans
13 4 (1.56%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.78%) HP UFT
General
1 47 (18.36%) Finance
2 44 (17.19%) Retail
3 19 (7.42%) Banking
4 18 (7.03%) Retail Banking
5 16 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 15 (5.86%) Billing
7 10 (3.91%) Back Office
8 7 (2.73%) Advertising
8 7 (2.73%) Games
9 6 (2.34%) Private Banking
10 4 (1.56%) Marketing
11 1 (0.39%) Local Government
11 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.39%) Electronics
11 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 149 (58.20%) Developer
2 60 (23.44%) Java Developer
3 38 (14.84%) Senior Developer
4 36 (14.06%) Consultant
5 33 (12.89%) Architect
6 31 (12.11%) .NET Developer
7 29 (11.33%) Technical Consultant
8 24 (9.38%) Software Engineer
9 21 (8.20%) C# Developer
9 21 (8.20%) Java Software Engineer
10 19 (7.42%) Software Developer
11 14 (5.47%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (5.08%) Senior C# Developer
13 12 (4.69%) ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (4.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 11 (4.30%) Senior .NET Developer
14 11 (4.30%) Technical Architect
15 9 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
16 8 (3.13%) Analyst
16 8 (3.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (46.48%) .NET
2 99 (38.67%) HTML
3 86 (33.59%) CSS
4 83 (32.42%) ASP.NET
5 82 (32.03%) XML
6 69 (26.95%) Web Services
7 62 (24.22%) jQuery
8 59 (23.05%) .NET Framework
9 53 (20.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 41 (16.02%) Java EE
11 38 (14.84%) HTML5
12 35 (13.67%) WCF
13 34 (13.28%) RESTful
14 32 (12.50%) PhoneGap
15 31 (12.11%) Entity Framework
16 27 (10.55%) Hibernate
17 26 (10.16%) AngularJS
18 25 (9.77%) J2EE
18 25 (9.77%) CSS3
18 25 (9.77%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.94%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (6.64%) Mainframe
3 13 (5.08%) Mathematics
4 11 (4.30%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.91%) GIS
5 10 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.13%) N-Tier
6 8 (3.13%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.95%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.56%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.78%) User Experience
11 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.39%) IVR
11 1 (0.39%) PKI
11 1 (0.39%) Statistics
11 1 (0.39%) DTV
11 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.45%) UNIX
2 34 (13.28%) Linux
3 30 (11.72%) Windows
4 17 (6.64%) AIX
4 17 (6.64%) Solaris
4 17 (6.64%) MVS
5 1 (0.39%) OS/390
5 1 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (55.47%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (35.16%) MVC
3 66 (25.78%) TDD
4 51 (19.92%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (17.97%) Unit Testing
6 40 (15.63%) Software Engineering
7 35 (13.67%) OO
7 35 (13.67%) Mobile Development
8 32 (12.50%) Web Development
9 31 (12.11%) OOP
10 25 (9.77%) Release Management
10 25 (9.77%) Open Source
11 23 (8.98%) Scrum
12 21 (8.20%) UML
13 20 (7.81%) API Design
14 19 (7.42%) SDLC
15 18 (7.03%) Web Application Development
16 15 (5.86%) Waterfall
16 15 (5.86%) High Availability
16 15 (5.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (53.91%) SQL
2 113 (44.14%) Java
3 100 (39.06%) JavaScript
4 93 (36.33%) C#
5 28 (10.94%) Python
6 26 (10.16%) PHP
7 25 (9.77%) T-SQL
8 21 (8.20%) Perl
8 21 (8.20%) Ruby
9 17 (6.64%) JCL
10 13 (5.08%) VB.NET
11 9 (3.52%) XPath
11 9 (3.52%) COBOL
12 6 (2.34%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.95%) VB
14 4 (1.56%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.17%) VB6
15 3 (1.17%) Groovy
16 2 (0.78%) Scala
17 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (12.11%) Degree
2 8 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 8 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.95%) MCSD
5 2 (0.78%) ISEB
5 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.39%) MCPD
6 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) PMP
6 1 (0.39%) MCTS
6 1 (0.39%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.52%) QA
2 5 (1.95%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (6.64%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.39%) Puppet
3 1 (0.39%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 67 (26.17%) Oracle
2 57 (22.27%) Microsoft
3 25 (9.77%) Business Objects
4 18 (7.03%) IBM
5 13 (5.08%) webMethods
6 12 (4.69%) Adobe
7 7 (2.73%) Rackspace
8 6 (2.34%) Pega
9 5 (1.95%) Metastorm
9 5 (1.95%) OpenText
10 4 (1.56%) Ab Initio
10 4 (1.56%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.56%) Informatica
10 4 (1.56%) NetApp
10 4 (1.56%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.17%) Software AG
11 3 (1.17%) SAP
12 2 (0.78%) Telerik
12 2 (0.78%) Zend
13 1 (0.39%) BT
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 5% pension, bonus, 25 days hols
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke on Trent
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ninesharp
Salary: £40k - £50k per annum + 5% Pension, bonus, 25 Day, medical
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Car, Bonus + Holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Strong Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Syncreon
Salary: Good employment conditions
Posted: 24 days ago