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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 113 125 84
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -41
Permanent jobs citing SOA 92 55 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.88% 1.34% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.68% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 75 35 119
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £50,775 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+2.41% +6.89%
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
3923 3282 3530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.16% 80.21% 76.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3288 2612 2979
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 £28,550 £27,500 £27,881
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +11 30 £45,000 -14.28% 5
Coventry -1 18 £47,500 - 4
Warwickshire -5 16 £53,750 +26.47% 2
Staffordshire -7 14 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Solihull -8 7 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Worcestershire -12 1 £50,000 -2.43% 2
Shropshire - 1 - -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 102 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (47.22%) SQL
3 79 (43.89%) .NET
4 77 (42.78%) JavaScript
5 72 (40.00%) HTML
5 72 (40.00%) Java
6 67 (37.22%) MVC
7 63 (35.00%) CSS
8 62 (34.44%) C#
9 60 (33.33%) XML
10 53 (29.44%) Oracle
11 51 (28.33%) SQL Server
11 51 (28.33%) ASP.NET
12 47 (26.11%) jQuery
13 46 (25.56%) TDD
14 39 (21.67%) HTML5
15 37 (20.56%) Unit Testing
16 36 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (20.00%) Microsoft
17 34 (18.89%) Security Cleared
18 33 (18.33%) SC Cleared
19 32 (17.78%) PhoneGap
19 32 (17.78%) Windows
20 31 (17.22%) Mentoring
20 31 (17.22%) ASP.NET MVC
21 30 (16.67%) Ant
21 30 (16.67%) WebLogic
22 29 (16.11%) Finance
22 29 (16.11%) JIRA
23 28 (15.56%) Ajax

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 30 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 26 (14.44%) WebSphere
3 22 (12.22%) JBoss
4 10 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (5.56%) MQSeries
4 10 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.56%) Umbraco
5 6 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.78%) Apache
7 4 (2.22%) IIS
7 4 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.22%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.67%) CICS
8 3 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.11%) Sonic ESB
9 2 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.11%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 18 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.22%) SPSS
3 2 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.11%) MS Office
3 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.11%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 5 (2.78%) SSL
2 3 (1.67%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (28.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 15 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (7.78%) Oracle Database
5 12 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 10 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (5.00%) NoSQL
7 9 (5.00%) DB2
7 9 (5.00%) RDBMS
8 8 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (4.44%) MySQL
9 6 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.78%) Data Mining
11 4 (2.22%) Oracle Discoverer
11 4 (2.22%) OLAP
11 4 (2.22%) Essbase
11 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (2.22%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (2.22%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 30 (16.67%) Ant
2 29 (16.11%) JIRA
3 27 (15.00%) Git (software)
4 17 (9.44%) Selenium
5 15 (8.33%) JUnit
5 15 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 13 (7.22%) Maven
6 13 (7.22%) Hudson
6 13 (7.22%) Jenkins
7 10 (5.56%) Subversion
8 9 (5.00%) Cucumber
9 8 (4.44%) AccuRev
9 8 (4.44%) Talend Open Studio
10 7 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (3.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 5 (2.78%) ReSharper
13 4 (2.22%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.22%) NetBeans
13 4 (2.22%) NUnit
14 3 (1.67%) WATIR
General
1 29 (16.11%) Finance
2 25 (13.89%) Retail
3 9 (5.00%) Banking
4 7 (3.89%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.33%) Back Office
6 4 (2.22%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.67%) Marketing
7 3 (1.67%) Billing
8 1 (0.56%) Local Government
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 89 (49.44%) Developer
2 35 (19.44%) Architect
2 35 (19.44%) Senior Developer
3 25 (13.89%) Java Developer
4 19 (10.56%) .NET Developer
5 17 (9.44%) Software Developer
6 15 (8.33%) Consultant
7 14 (7.78%) Software Engineer
8 13 (7.22%) DBA
9 12 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
9 12 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
10 11 (6.11%) Applications Developer
11 8 (4.44%) Technical Architect
11 8 (4.44%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (4.44%) Administrator
12 7 (3.89%) C# Developer
12 7 (3.89%) Java Software Engineer
12 7 (3.89%) Senior Applications Developer
13 6 (3.33%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (43.89%) .NET
2 72 (40.00%) HTML
3 63 (35.00%) CSS
4 60 (33.33%) XML
5 51 (28.33%) ASP.NET
6 47 (26.11%) jQuery
7 39 (21.67%) HTML5
8 32 (17.78%) PhoneGap
9 31 (17.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (15.56%) Ajax
11 27 (15.00%) Web Services
12 26 (14.44%) CSS3
13 25 (13.89%) JSON
14 24 (13.33%) AngularJS
14 24 (13.33%) .NET Framework
15 23 (12.78%) J2EE
16 22 (12.22%) WCF
17 19 (10.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 16 (8.89%) XSLT
19 14 (7.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.56%) N-Tier
2 15 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (6.67%) Open Source
4 10 (5.56%) User Experience
5 9 (5.00%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.89%) GIS
7 6 (3.33%) Blackberry
7 6 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.78%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (2.22%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.22%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.67%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.67%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.67%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.11%) Data Integration
11 2 (1.11%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.56%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.56%) Clustering
12 1 (0.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 32 (17.78%) Windows
2 13 (7.22%) Linux
3 12 (6.67%) UNIX
4 11 (6.11%) Android
5 9 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 9 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 8 (4.44%) Solaris
7 6 (3.33%) AIX
8 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.67%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (37.22%) MVC
3 46 (25.56%) TDD
4 37 (20.56%) Unit Testing
5 36 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (17.22%) Mentoring
7 27 (15.00%) OOP
8 23 (12.78%) Software Engineering
9 22 (12.22%) Scrum
10 17 (9.44%) OO
11 15 (8.33%) UML
12 14 (7.78%) Release Management
13 12 (6.67%) Web Development
13 12 (6.67%) Waterfall
14 11 (6.11%) Web Application Development
14 11 (6.11%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
15 10 (5.56%) E-Commerce
16 9 (5.00%) EAI
17 8 (4.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (47.22%) SQL
2 77 (42.78%) JavaScript
3 72 (40.00%) Java
4 62 (34.44%) C#
5 23 (12.78%) VB.NET
6 20 (11.11%) PL/SQL
7 15 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 13 (7.22%) PHP
9 12 (6.67%) Python
10 8 (4.44%) Ruby
11 6 (3.33%) Objective-C
11 6 (3.33%) ActionScript
11 6 (3.33%) VB
11 6 (3.33%) Perl
11 6 (3.33%) XPath
11 6 (3.33%) ActionScript 3.0
12 4 (2.22%) Groovy
13 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.67%) JCL
13 3 (1.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 34 (18.89%) Security Cleared
2 33 (18.33%) SC Cleared
3 20 (11.11%) Degree
4 14 (7.78%) VCP4
5 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.11%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) MCAD
7 1 (0.56%) MCSD
7 1 (0.56%) ISEB
7 1 (0.56%) PMP
7 1 (0.56%) MCTS
7 1 (0.56%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.89%) QA
2 3 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.67%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (29.44%) Oracle
2 36 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.67%) Adobe
3 12 (6.67%) Hyperion
3 12 (6.67%) webMethods
4 9 (5.00%) Sencha
5 8 (4.44%) Talend
6 7 (3.89%) IBM
7 6 (3.33%) Appcelerator
8 5 (2.78%) Software AG
8 5 (2.78%) Business Objects
9 4 (2.22%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.67%) Telerik
10 3 (1.67%) Zend
10 3 (1.67%) HP
10 3 (1.67%) Informatica
11 2 (1.11%) Apple
11 2 (1.11%) EMC
11 2 (1.11%) SAP
11 2 (1.11%) Pega
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + inc FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Oodles Jobs
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
set2recruit
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
Sainsbury
Posted: 8 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + inc FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 22 days ago
Worcestershire
CPS Group
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago