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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 66 88 130
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +42
Permanent jobs citing SOA 236 159 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.78% 2.98% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.32% 3.57% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 169 130 57
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +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
5457 4460 4146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.37% 83.61% 84.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4293 3719 3446
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(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
Warwickshire +35 101 £57,500 +12.19% 7
Staffordshire +19 41 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Birmingham -40 36 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Coventry +5 29 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Worcestershire +1 6 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Wolverhampton +4 5 £42,500 -15.00%
Shropshire -10 5 £42,500 -
Solihull +17 1 £45,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 £50,000 -
Dudley - 1 £26,500 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 237 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (59.15%) SQL
3 184 (48.81%) .NET
4 165 (43.77%) C#
5 158 (41.91%) Degree
6 153 (40.58%) Java
7 151 (40.05%) Scrum
8 145 (38.46%) ASP.NET
9 131 (34.75%) Continuous Integration
10 129 (34.22%) TDD
11 127 (33.69%) Software Engineering
12 125 (33.16%) SQL Server
13 123 (32.63%) RESTful
14 120 (31.83%) Dependency Injection
14 120 (31.83%) Unit Testing
15 117 (31.03%) JBoss
16 114 (30.24%) Java EE
17 113 (29.97%) XML
18 112 (29.71%) MySQL
19 111 (29.44%) Spring
19 111 (29.44%) PostgreSQL
20 110 (29.18%) JMS
21 108 (28.65%) Hudson
21 108 (28.65%) Jenkins
22 107 (28.38%) GlassFish
22 107 (28.38%) HTML
23 106 (28.12%) Mathematics
24 104 (27.59%) JPA
24 104 (27.59%) JAX-RS
24 104 (27.59%) RESTEasy

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 117 (31.03%) JBoss
2 107 (28.38%) GlassFish
3 73 (19.36%) WildFly
4 32 (8.49%) Apache Spark
5 20 (5.31%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (4.51%) SharePoint
7 14 (3.71%) WebLogic
8 13 (3.45%) IIS
9 9 (2.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (2.12%) WebSphere
10 8 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.86%) Tomcat
12 5 (1.33%) Apache Solr
13 4 (1.06%) Apache
14 2 (0.53%) CICS
14 2 (0.53%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.53%) Mule
14 2 (0.53%) Node.js
15 1 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
15 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 31 (8.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (3.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.06%) Exstream
3 4 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.53%) OpenText MBPM
4 2 (0.53%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.51%) SaaS
3 12 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.86%) PaaS
5 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.80%) IaaS
6 2 (0.53%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.53%) Heroku
6 2 (0.53%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.12%) Firewall
1 8 (2.12%) SSL
1 8 (2.12%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.86%) LAN
2 7 (1.86%) SAN
2 7 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (1.86%) WLAN
3 2 (0.53%) HTTP
4 1 (0.27%) ATM
4 1 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (33.16%) SQL Server
2 112 (29.71%) MySQL
3 111 (29.44%) PostgreSQL
4 65 (17.24%) Relational Database
5 53 (14.06%) RDBMS
6 42 (11.14%) NoSQL
7 36 (9.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 36 (9.55%) Big Data
8 35 (9.28%) MongoDB
9 33 (8.75%) Hadoop
10 28 (7.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (4.77%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (2.12%) DB2
12 8 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.86%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (1.06%) GIS
16 3 (0.80%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 108 (28.65%) Hudson
1 108 (28.65%) Jenkins
2 78 (20.69%) Cucumber
3 75 (19.89%) JUnit
4 74 (19.63%) RSpec
5 73 (19.36%) JBehave
6 54 (14.32%) Selenium
7 48 (12.73%) Visual Studio
8 46 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 45 (11.94%) WATIR
10 37 (9.81%) Git (software)
11 27 (7.16%) NUnit
12 24 (6.37%) Subversion
13 23 (6.10%) ReSharper
14 16 (4.24%) NSubstitute
15 9 (2.39%) SoapUI
16 7 (1.86%) Moq
17 4 (1.06%) Ant
17 4 (1.06%) Maven
17 4 (1.06%) PHPUnit
General
1 74 (19.63%) Billing
2 62 (16.45%) Retail
3 60 (15.92%) Finance
4 19 (5.04%) Banking
4 19 (5.04%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.24%) Local Government
6 12 (3.18%) Marketing
7 8 (2.12%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 261 (69.23%) Developer
2 113 (29.97%) Senior Developer
3 110 (29.18%) Java Developer
4 91 (24.14%) .NET Developer
5 78 (20.69%) C# Developer
6 66 (17.51%) Senior Java Developer
7 65 (17.24%) C# .NET Developer
8 61 (16.18%) Agile Developer
8 61 (16.18%) Architect
9 59 (15.65%) Agile Java Developer
10 56 (14.85%) Lead Developer
11 47 (12.47%) ASP.NET Developer
11 47 (12.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 38 (10.08%) C# Software Developer
12 38 (10.08%) Lead Java Developer
13 36 (9.55%) .NET Software Developer
14 33 (8.75%) Solutions Architect
15 31 (8.22%) Senior Agile Developer
15 31 (8.22%) Senior C# Developer
16 30 (7.96%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (48.81%) .NET
2 145 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 123 (32.63%) RESTful
4 114 (30.24%) Java EE
5 113 (29.97%) XML
6 111 (29.44%) Spring
7 110 (29.18%) JMS
8 107 (28.38%) HTML
9 104 (27.59%) Hibernate
9 104 (27.59%) JAX-RS
9 104 (27.59%) JPA
9 104 (27.59%) RESTEasy
10 99 (26.26%) Web Services
11 82 (21.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 80 (21.22%) CSS
13 77 (20.42%) WCF
14 64 (16.98%) REST
15 51 (13.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 49 (13.00%) XSLT
17 45 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 106 (28.12%) Mathematics
2 65 (17.24%) Mobile App
3 38 (10.08%) Smart Meter
4 30 (7.96%) Artificial Intelligence
5 23 (6.10%) Computer Science
6 20 (5.31%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (5.04%) Inversion of Control
8 18 (4.77%) N-Tier
9 14 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (3.18%) User Experience
11 9 (2.39%) e-Learning
12 7 (1.86%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.59%) Economics
14 5 (1.33%) Linked Data
14 5 (1.33%) Management Information System
14 5 (1.33%) Semantic Web
14 5 (1.33%) VLE
15 3 (0.80%) PKI
16 2 (0.53%) Clustering
16 2 (0.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.41%) Windows
2 31 (8.22%) Android
2 31 (8.22%) Apple iOS
3 24 (6.37%) Unix
4 23 (6.10%) Linux
5 7 (1.86%) Mac OS X
5 7 (1.86%) MVS
6 5 (1.33%) Solaris
7 3 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (40.05%) Scrum
3 131 (34.75%) Continuous Integration
4 129 (34.22%) TDD
5 127 (33.69%) Software Engineering
6 120 (31.83%) Dependency Injection
6 120 (31.83%) Unit Testing
7 97 (25.73%) MVC
8 91 (24.14%) Mentoring
9 74 (19.63%) OO
10 72 (19.10%) Coaching
11 69 (18.30%) DSDM
11 69 (18.30%) Software Delivery
12 46 (12.20%) Release Management
13 44 (11.67%) Functional Testing
13 44 (11.67%) Wealth Management
14 43 (11.41%) TOGAF
14 43 (11.41%) Web Development
14 43 (11.41%) Workflow
15 41 (10.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 223 (59.15%) SQL
2 165 (43.77%) C#
3 153 (40.58%) Java
4 94 (24.93%) JavaScript
5 72 (19.10%) T-SQL
6 50 (13.26%) Ruby
7 43 (11.41%) XPath
8 31 (8.22%) Python
9 30 (7.96%) Clojure
9 30 (7.96%) Groovy
9 30 (7.96%) Scala
10 16 (4.24%) XAML
11 15 (3.98%) VB.NET
12 10 (2.65%) C
13 8 (2.12%) PHP
14 7 (1.86%) C++
15 6 (1.59%) Perl
15 6 (1.59%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.33%) VB
17 4 (1.06%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 158 (41.91%) Degree
2 61 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (7.96%) MCSD
4 20 (5.31%) MCTS
5 17 (4.51%) MCPD
6 6 (1.59%) A+ Certification
6 6 (1.59%) PhD
7 5 (1.33%) MCP
8 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.57%) QA
2 7 (1.86%) SLA
3 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (10.08%) Docker
2 3 (0.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 38 (10.08%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 99 (26.26%) Oracle
2 74 (19.63%) Microsoft
3 31 (8.22%) Twitter
4 30 (7.96%) Facebook
5 17 (4.51%) DevExpress
6 4 (1.06%) HP
7 3 (0.80%) IBM
8 2 (0.53%) BEA
8 2 (0.53%) OpenText
8 2 (0.53%) Pega
8 2 (0.53%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.53%) SAP
8 2 (0.53%) Talend
8 2 (0.53%) Zend
9 1 (0.27%) CA
9 1 (0.27%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.27%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.27%) Software AG
9 1 (0.27%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.27%) webMethods
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Talent International
Salary: £46000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Parc Ellis Solutions Ltd
Salary: upto £50K + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + 46 days hols + exc bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £44797.20 - £48692.40 per annum + 40d Hol+Exc Pen+Health/Life
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39324.00 - £42742.80 per annum + 40d Hol+Exc Pen+Health/Life
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50691.60 - £55100.40 per annum + 40d Hol+Pension+Health/Life
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwick
First Utility
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Posted: 19 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £37846.00 per annum + 40d Hol+Pension+Health/Life
Posted: 26 days ago