The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 127 82 93
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +11
Permanent jobs citing SOA 74 128 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.50% 2.55% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 3.33% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 53 112 98
Average salary £40,750 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.21% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,150 £35,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3875 3841 3372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.63% 76.65% 71.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3224 3222 2861
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
SOA
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire -1 33 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Warwickshire -21 13 £47,500 +1.06% 1
Birmingham -23 12 £40,000 -23.80% 2
Solihull +2 5 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Coventry +7 4 £45,000 -5.26% 1
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 91 (61.49%) .NET
2 84 (56.76%) SQL Server
3 77 (52.03%) ASP.NET
4 73 (49.32%) C#
5 59 (39.86%) SQL
6 45 (30.41%) VB.NET
7 41 (27.70%) MVC
8 40 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 37 (25.00%) XML
10 35 (23.65%) Finance
11 34 (22.97%) CSS
11 34 (22.97%) HTML
11 34 (22.97%) OO
12 33 (22.30%) Software Engineering
13 32 (21.62%) N-Tier
14 28 (18.92%) MS Excel
14 28 (18.92%) XSLT
14 28 (18.92%) WCF
15 26 (17.57%) Unit Testing
16 25 (16.89%) Web Services
16 25 (16.89%) Oracle
17 24 (16.22%) OOD
17 24 (16.22%) Microsoft
18 22 (14.86%) TDD
18 22 (14.86%) SQL Server 2012
19 21 (14.19%) Middleware
20 19 (12.84%) Windows
21 17 (11.49%) HTTP

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 12 (8.11%) WebSphere
2 9 (6.08%) WebLogic
2 9 (6.08%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.41%) WebLogic Portal
3 8 (5.41%) WebLogic Integration
3 8 (5.41%) WebSphere Process Server
3 8 (5.41%) AquaLogic
3 8 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (5.41%) AquaLogic Service Bus
4 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.68%) Sonic ESB
4 1 (0.68%) CMS
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.68%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.68%) Apache
4 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
Applications
1 28 (18.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (7.43%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (7.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (6.08%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (5.41%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.68%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.49%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) SAN
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) Network Security
2 1 (0.68%) Modbus
2 1 (0.68%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (56.76%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (11.49%) Oracle Database
3 17 (11.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (7.43%) Oracle Exadata
4 11 (7.43%) Oracle BI EE
4 11 (7.43%) Oracle Discoverer
4 11 (7.43%) Oracle Database 10g
4 11 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (7.43%) Essbase
4 11 (7.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (6.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (4.05%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.05%) Data Mining
8 5 (3.38%) Big Data
9 4 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.03%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.35%) MySQL
11 2 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (9.46%) JIRA
2 13 (8.78%) Visual Studio
3 10 (6.76%) Selenium
4 9 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.08%) Moq
4 9 (6.08%) ReSharper
4 9 (6.08%) NUnit
5 7 (4.73%) TeamCity
6 5 (3.38%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (2.70%) Subversion
8 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.68%) RSpec
9 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.68%) Hudson
9 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.68%) Maven
9 1 (0.68%) WATIR
9 1 (0.68%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.68%) Toad
General
1 35 (23.65%) Finance
2 16 (10.81%) Retail
3 14 (9.46%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.41%) Advertising
5 5 (3.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.35%) Back Office
6 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 89 (60.14%) Developer
2 45 (30.41%) .NET Developer
3 23 (15.54%) Architect
3 23 (15.54%) Senior Developer
4 14 (9.46%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (8.78%) DBA
6 11 (7.43%) Oracle DBA
6 11 (7.43%) Administrator
6 11 (7.43%) Senior .NET Developer
6 11 (7.43%) Technical Leader
7 9 (6.08%) C# Developer
7 9 (6.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (5.41%) Database Developer
8 8 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (5.41%) Enterprise Architect
9 7 (4.73%) SQL Server Developer
9 7 (4.73%) SQL Developer
9 7 (4.73%) SQL Database Developer
9 7 (4.73%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (61.49%) .NET
2 77 (52.03%) ASP.NET
3 37 (25.00%) XML
4 34 (22.97%) CSS
4 34 (22.97%) HTML
5 28 (18.92%) XSLT
5 28 (18.92%) WCF
6 25 (16.89%) Web Services
7 21 (14.19%) Middleware
8 17 (11.49%) Classic ASP
8 17 (11.49%) Ajax
9 16 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (10.81%) HTML5
9 16 (10.81%) CSS3
10 15 (10.14%) jQuery
10 15 (10.14%) XHTML
11 13 (8.78%) .NET Framework
12 9 (6.08%) REST
13 8 (5.41%) Oracle Fusion
14 7 (4.73%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.62%) N-Tier
2 11 (7.43%) Open Source
3 10 (6.76%) Oracle Exalytics
4 9 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.05%) Artificial Intelligence
5 6 (4.05%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.38%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.35%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.35%) SCORM
7 2 (1.35%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.35%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.68%) CMDB
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.84%) Windows
2 13 (8.78%) Linux
3 11 (7.43%) Solaris
3 11 (7.43%) UNIX
4 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.35%) Android
6 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.68%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.70%) MVC
2 40 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (22.97%) OO
5 33 (22.30%) Software Engineering
6 26 (17.57%) Unit Testing
7 24 (16.22%) OOD
8 22 (14.86%) TDD
9 16 (10.81%) E-Commerce
10 14 (9.46%) SEO
11 13 (8.78%) Migration
11 13 (8.78%) ERP
12 12 (8.11%) Document Management
13 11 (7.43%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (7.43%) Workflow
14 10 (6.76%) TOGAF
14 10 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
15 8 (5.41%) Release Management
15 8 (5.41%) Zachman Framework
15 8 (5.41%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 73 (49.32%) C#
2 59 (39.86%) SQL
3 45 (30.41%) VB.NET
4 37 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.81%) Java
6 13 (8.78%) XPath
7 12 (8.11%) T-SQL
8 11 (7.43%) PL/SQL
9 10 (6.76%) Shell Script
10 8 (5.41%) XQuery
11 6 (4.05%) Python
12 4 (2.70%) ABAP
13 3 (2.03%) Ruby
14 2 (1.35%) VB
14 2 (1.35%) PHP
14 2 (1.35%) C++
15 1 (0.68%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.68%) VB6
15 1 (0.68%) Groovy
15 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (11.49%) Degree
2 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.03%) CISSP
6 2 (1.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) MBA
7 1 (0.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (7.43%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (6.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (7.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 25 (16.89%) Oracle
2 24 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.78%) Fujitsu
3 13 (8.78%) AccuRev
4 12 (8.11%) IBM
5 11 (7.43%) Hyperion
6 6 (4.05%) SAP
7 2 (1.35%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.68%) JBoss
8 1 (0.68%) Apple
8 1 (0.68%) Yahoo!
8 1 (0.68%) Adobe
8 1 (0.68%) Twitter
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