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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 103 150 80
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -70
Permanent jobs citing SOA 127 59 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.27% 1.09% 3.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.40% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 118 48 133
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,000 £76,250
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
4452 4211 3721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.46% 77.98% 75.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3720 3569 3157
Average salary £42,350 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,602 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
(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 +49 77 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Staffordshire -4 27 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Warwickshire +4 8 £75,000 +50.00%
Worcestershire 0 6 £39,000 +4.00% 1
Coventry -14 5 £70,000 +55.55% 1
Dudley - 2 £38,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £35,000 -
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 144 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (37.50%) .NET
3 84 (33.87%) JavaScript
4 81 (32.66%) HTML
5 78 (31.45%) CSS
6 75 (30.24%) SQL
6 75 (30.24%) XML
7 72 (29.03%) SQL Server
8 71 (28.63%) Java
9 62 (25.00%) TDD
10 61 (24.60%) ASP.NET
10 61 (24.60%) HTML5
11 60 (24.19%) Security Cleared
12 58 (23.39%) Windows
12 58 (23.39%) N-Tier
12 58 (23.39%) JIRA
13 57 (22.98%) Ajax
13 57 (22.98%) Unit Testing
14 56 (22.58%) SC Cleared
15 52 (20.97%) VB.NET
15 52 (20.97%) Oracle
16 51 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
17 49 (19.76%) MVC
17 49 (19.76%) Microsoft
18 46 (18.55%) jQuery
19 45 (18.15%) Web Services
20 43 (17.34%) XSLT
21 40 (16.13%) Ant
21 40 (16.13%) C#
22 35 (14.11%) Scrum

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 27 (10.89%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.65%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (5.24%) WebSphere
3 13 (5.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (4.03%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (2.02%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.81%) FileNet
8 2 (0.81%) Drupal
8 2 (0.81%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.81%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.81%) Confluence
8 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.40%) AquaLogic Service Bus
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 33 (13.31%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.65%) Adobe Illustrator
2 14 (5.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (4.84%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (4.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.40%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.40%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.61%) SaaS
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Heroku
3 1 (0.40%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.02%) HTTP
1 5 (2.02%) Firewall
1 5 (2.02%) Network Security
2 4 (1.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.48%) Oracle Database
3 14 (5.65%) EDRMS
4 12 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (4.84%) RDBMS
4 12 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (4.03%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (4.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 9 (3.63%) Data Mining
7 9 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.82%) MySQL
9 6 (2.42%) Big Data
10 4 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.61%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.21%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 58 (23.39%) JIRA
2 40 (16.13%) Ant
3 30 (12.10%) Git (software)
4 24 (9.68%) Oracle Forms
5 22 (8.87%) Subversion
5 22 (8.87%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 14 (5.65%) Phing
6 14 (5.65%) Visual Studio
7 9 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.82%) Talend Open Studio
9 5 (2.02%) Hudson
10 4 (1.61%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.61%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.21%) Selenium
11 3 (1.21%) Maven
12 2 (0.81%) JDeveloper
12 2 (0.81%) RSpec
12 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.40%) Moq
13 1 (0.40%) ReSharper
General
1 32 (12.90%) Retail
2 27 (10.89%) Back Office
3 23 (9.27%) Finance
4 13 (5.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.02%) Banking
7 3 (1.21%) Games
7 3 (1.21%) Marketing
7 3 (1.21%) Law
8 2 (0.81%) Automotive
8 2 (0.81%) Local Government
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 120 (48.39%) Developer
2 66 (26.61%) Architect
3 50 (20.16%) .NET Developer
4 43 (17.34%) Senior Developer
5 23 (9.27%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (8.87%) Applications Developer
6 22 (8.87%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 22 (8.87%) Mobile Developer
7 19 (7.66%) Senior Architect
8 18 (7.26%) Software Developer
9 16 (6.45%) C# Developer
9 16 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (5.65%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
10 14 (5.65%) SharePoint Architect
10 14 (5.65%) Senior SharePoint Architect
10 14 (5.65%) Senior Software Developer
10 14 (5.65%) Web Developer
10 14 (5.65%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 12 (4.84%) Integration Architect
11 12 (4.84%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (37.50%) .NET
2 81 (32.66%) HTML
3 78 (31.45%) CSS
4 75 (30.24%) XML
5 61 (24.60%) ASP.NET
5 61 (24.60%) HTML5
6 57 (22.98%) Ajax
7 46 (18.55%) jQuery
8 45 (18.15%) Web Services
9 43 (17.34%) XSLT
10 35 (14.11%) CSS3
11 31 (12.50%) WCF
11 31 (12.50%) REST
11 31 (12.50%) XHTML
12 29 (11.69%) .NET Framework
13 27 (10.89%) AngularJS
14 25 (10.08%) PhoneGap
14 25 (10.08%) JSON
15 22 (8.87%) Silverlight
16 17 (6.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 58 (23.39%) N-Tier
2 27 (10.89%) User Experience
3 22 (8.87%) Blackberry
3 22 (8.87%) Mobile App
4 18 (7.26%) Data Integration
5 14 (5.65%) Taxonomies
6 12 (4.84%) Computer Science
7 9 (3.63%) Mathematics
7 9 (3.63%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.42%) Open Source
10 5 (2.02%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.81%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.40%) E-Learning
12 1 (0.40%) SCORM
12 1 (0.40%) CESG
12 1 (0.40%) CESG CLAS
12 1 (0.40%) VSAM
12 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.40%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 58 (23.39%) Windows
2 25 (10.08%) Android
2 25 (10.08%) Apple iOS
2 25 (10.08%) Windows 8
3 12 (4.84%) UNIX
4 3 (1.21%) Linux
5 1 (0.40%) AIX
5 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (25.00%) TDD
3 57 (22.98%) Unit Testing
4 51 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (19.76%) MVC
6 35 (14.11%) Scrum
6 35 (14.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 32 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 32 (12.90%) Mentoring
8 31 (12.50%) SEO
9 26 (10.48%) Document Management
10 25 (10.08%) OOP
11 24 (9.68%) OO
11 24 (9.68%) Migration
12 23 (9.27%) TOGAF
13 22 (8.87%) Software Engineering
13 22 (8.87%) Android Development
13 22 (8.87%) iOS Development
14 20 (8.06%) CRM
15 17 (6.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 84 (33.87%) JavaScript
2 75 (30.24%) SQL
3 71 (28.63%) Java
4 52 (20.97%) VB.NET
5 40 (16.13%) C#
6 22 (8.87%) ActionScript
6 22 (8.87%) Objective-C
6 22 (8.87%) ActionScript 3.0
7 20 (8.06%) PHP
8 11 (4.44%) Shell Script
9 10 (4.03%) PL/SQL
10 9 (3.63%) Python
11 8 (3.23%) ABAP
12 7 (2.82%) VB
13 4 (1.61%) XPath
13 4 (1.61%) Groovy
14 2 (0.81%) Scala
14 2 (0.81%) VB6
14 2 (0.81%) Clojure
15 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 60 (24.19%) Security Cleared
2 56 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 34 (13.71%) Degree
4 14 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.03%) OCP
5 10 (4.03%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (4.03%) ISEB
6 9 (3.63%) MCSD
6 9 (3.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.40%) CISSP
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.65%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.81%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 52 (20.97%) Oracle
2 49 (19.76%) Microsoft
3 31 (12.50%) AccuRev
4 25 (10.08%) Sencha
5 22 (8.87%) Appcelerator
6 17 (6.85%) Adobe
7 14 (5.65%) EMC
7 14 (5.65%) Open Text
8 13 (5.24%) IBM
9 12 (4.84%) SAP
10 8 (3.23%) TIBCO
11 7 (2.82%) Informatica
11 7 (2.82%) Talend
11 7 (2.82%) Splunk
12 5 (2.02%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.02%) McAfee
12 5 (2.02%) Sourcefire
12 5 (2.02%) Cisco
13 4 (1.61%) JBoss
13 4 (1.61%) webMethods
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus +Bens
Posted: Yesterday
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