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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 137 122 99
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -23
Permanent jobs citing SOA 83 80 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.55% 1.65% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 2.11% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 72 62 106
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
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
4444 3799 3559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.99% 78.30% 75.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3881 3138 3102
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -9 24 £60,000 +50.00%
Staffordshire +3 17 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Warwickshire -13 16 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Coventry -2 10 £47,500 +28.37%
Solihull -3 10 £50,000 -
Worcestershire +9 2 £38,250 -30.45%
SOA
England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 126 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (44.02%) Java
3 77 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 74 (35.41%) HTML
5 73 (34.93%) .NET
6 72 (34.45%) CSS
7 70 (33.49%) MVC
8 69 (33.01%) Security Cleared
9 68 (32.54%) SC Cleared
10 65 (31.10%) XML
11 64 (30.62%) Oracle
12 56 (26.79%) jQuery
13 54 (25.84%) SQL
14 51 (24.40%) Windows
14 51 (24.40%) HTML5
15 49 (23.44%) Ant
16 48 (22.97%) Mentoring
17 45 (21.53%) C#
17 45 (21.53%) JIRA
18 41 (19.62%) Microsoft
18 41 (19.62%) PhoneGap
19 40 (19.14%) Scrum
19 40 (19.14%) Ajax
19 40 (19.14%) Git (software)
19 40 (19.14%) AngularJS
20 39 (18.66%) OOP
20 39 (18.66%) TDD
21 38 (18.18%) SQL Server
21 38 (18.18%) JSON
22 37 (17.70%) Web Services

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (10.05%) WebLogic
2 17 (8.13%) WebSphere
3 15 (7.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (6.70%) SharePoint
5 11 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (4.78%) JBoss
7 7 (3.35%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.35%) MQSeries
7 7 (3.35%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.91%) Apache
8 4 (1.91%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.44%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.44%) IIS
10 2 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.96%) Sonic ESB
11 1 (0.48%) Confluence
11 1 (0.48%) AquaLogic Service Bus
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.48%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 21 (10.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.31%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (8.61%) Oracle EBS
1 18 (8.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (4.78%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.48%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.44%) SaaS
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.48%) Heroku
3 1 (0.48%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.39%) Firewall
1 5 (2.39%) Network Security
2 3 (1.44%) Internet
3 1 (0.48%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.57%) Oracle Database
3 16 (7.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (6.22%) Relational Database
5 12 (5.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
7 9 (4.31%) RDBMS
8 8 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (3.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 7 (3.35%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (3.35%) MySQL
9 7 (3.35%) EDRMS
10 6 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (2.39%) Big Data
12 4 (1.91%) Essbase
12 4 (1.91%) Oracle Exadata
12 4 (1.91%) Oracle Discoverer
13 3 (1.44%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 49 (23.44%) Ant
2 45 (21.53%) JIRA
3 40 (19.14%) Git (software)
4 26 (12.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 16 (7.66%) Visual Studio
6 15 (7.18%) Subversion
7 13 (6.22%) Talend Open Studio
8 11 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (4.78%) Hudson
10 9 (4.31%) Phing
10 9 (4.31%) Jenkins
10 9 (4.31%) Selenium
11 8 (3.83%) Maven
11 8 (3.83%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (3.83%) JUnit
12 7 (3.35%) Cucumber
13 3 (1.44%) RSpec
13 3 (1.44%) NetBeans
13 3 (1.44%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.44%) ReSharper
General
1 37 (17.70%) Retail
2 35 (16.75%) Finance
3 11 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.78%) Back Office
5 8 (3.83%) Banking
6 6 (2.87%) Marketing
7 2 (0.96%) Local Government
7 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (40.67%) Developer
2 63 (30.14%) Architect
3 34 (16.27%) Senior Developer
4 27 (12.92%) Applications Developer
5 26 (12.44%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 26 (12.44%) Mobile Developer
6 22 (10.53%) .NET Developer
7 21 (10.05%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (7.18%) Senior Applications Developer
8 15 (7.18%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
9 13 (6.22%) Consultant
10 12 (5.74%) Team Leader
10 12 (5.74%) Senior Architect
11 11 (5.26%) C# Developer
11 11 (5.26%) Java Developer
11 11 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
11 11 (5.26%) DBA
11 11 (5.26%) Web Developer
12 10 (4.78%) Technical Architect
13 9 (4.31%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (35.41%) HTML
2 73 (34.93%) .NET
3 72 (34.45%) CSS
4 65 (31.10%) XML
5 56 (26.79%) jQuery
6 51 (24.40%) HTML5
7 41 (19.62%) PhoneGap
8 40 (19.14%) AngularJS
8 40 (19.14%) Ajax
9 38 (18.18%) JSON
10 37 (17.70%) Web Services
11 34 (16.27%) ASP.NET
12 27 (12.92%) Silverlight
13 21 (10.05%) REST
14 20 (9.57%) WCF
14 20 (9.57%) XSLT
15 19 (9.09%) CSS3
16 17 (8.13%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (8.13%) .NET Framework
16 17 (8.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.27%) N-Tier
2 31 (14.83%) User Experience
3 27 (12.92%) Mobile App
4 26 (12.44%) Blackberry
5 15 (7.18%) Data Integration
6 11 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.35%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.91%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.91%) Open Source
9 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.44%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.48%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.48%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.48%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.48%) Clustering
10 1 (0.48%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.48%) SCORM
10 1 (0.48%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 51 (24.40%) Windows
2 33 (15.79%) Android
3 31 (14.83%) Apple iOS
3 31 (14.83%) Windows 8
4 11 (5.26%) UNIX
5 6 (2.87%) Linux
6 5 (2.39%) Solaris
7 3 (1.44%) AIX
7 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (33.49%) MVC
3 48 (22.97%) Mentoring
4 40 (19.14%) Scrum
5 39 (18.66%) TDD
5 39 (18.66%) OOP
6 30 (14.35%) E-Commerce
6 30 (14.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 26 (12.44%) Android Development
7 26 (12.44%) iOS Development
8 22 (10.53%) Unit Testing
9 21 (10.05%) Migration
10 19 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (8.61%) Waterfall
11 18 (8.61%) OO
12 16 (7.66%) TOGAF
13 13 (6.22%) Software Engineering
13 13 (6.22%) Project Management
14 12 (5.74%) Workflow
14 12 (5.74%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 92 (44.02%) Java
2 77 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 54 (25.84%) SQL
4 45 (21.53%) C#
5 26 (12.44%) ActionScript
5 26 (12.44%) Objective-C
5 26 (12.44%) ActionScript 3.0
6 23 (11.00%) PL/SQL
7 19 (9.09%) VB.NET
8 14 (6.70%) PHP
9 10 (4.78%) T-SQL
10 9 (4.31%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.91%) XPath
11 4 (1.91%) Groovy
12 3 (1.44%) VB
13 2 (0.96%) Perl
13 2 (0.96%) VB6
13 2 (0.96%) Korn
14 1 (0.48%) Scala
14 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (33.01%) Security Cleared
2 68 (32.54%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.61%) Degree
4 7 (3.35%) OCP
4 7 (3.35%) Oracle Certification
5 6 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.39%) MCSD
6 5 (2.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.48%) ISEB
7 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.39%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (4.31%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.96%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 64 (30.62%) Oracle
2 41 (19.62%) Microsoft
3 31 (14.83%) Sencha
4 26 (12.44%) Appcelerator
5 14 (6.70%) Adobe
6 13 (6.22%) Talend
7 10 (4.78%) IBM
8 9 (4.31%) Hyperion
9 8 (3.83%) TIBCO
10 7 (3.35%) Informatica
10 7 (3.35%) EMC
10 7 (3.35%) Splunk
10 7 (3.35%) AccuRev
10 7 (3.35%) Open Text
11 5 (2.39%) Sourcefire
11 5 (2.39%) McAfee
11 5 (2.39%) Cisco
11 5 (2.39%) SAP
11 5 (2.39%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.91%) webMethods
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