Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 6 months to 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 115 110
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 -6
Permanent jobs citing SOA 65 42 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.08% 1.69% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.90% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 50 18 25
Cheshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £26,125 £31,250 £29,700
90th Percentile £80,000 £61,500 £97,500
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%

SOA is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,888 2,206 2,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 92.21% 88.84% 89.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2,131 1,684 1,723
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,075 £21,550
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Cheshire

SOA
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOA in Cheshire.

Salary trend for SOA in Cheshire

SOA
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for SOA in Cheshire

SOA
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -14 19 £75,000 - 1
Warrington +11 15 £52,500 -16.00% 3
Crewe -7 8 £27,500 - 1
Nantwich - 6 £25,000 -
Wilmslow -3 3 £50,000 -
SOA
North West

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SOA.

1 40 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (56.92%) Finance
3 34 (52.31%) Java
4 27 (41.54%) Microservices
5 24 (36.92%) SQL
6 22 (33.85%) Software Engineering
7 21 (32.31%) SOAP
8 17 (26.15%) .NET
8 17 (26.15%) Banking
8 17 (26.15%) Degree
8 17 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (26.15%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (24.62%) TOGAF
9 16 (24.62%) Spring
9 16 (24.62%) C#
10 15 (23.08%) RESTful
10 15 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (21.54%) AngularJS
11 14 (21.54%) REST
11 14 (21.54%) TDD
11 14 (21.54%) Windows
12 13 (20.00%) Web Services
12 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET
12 13 (20.00%) Docker
13 12 (18.46%) DevOps
13 12 (18.46%) Kubernetes
13 12 (18.46%) Fintech
13 12 (18.46%) Java EE

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.08%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.54%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (26.15%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) HTTP
2 2 (3.08%) Internet
2 2 (3.08%) MQTT
3 1 (1.54%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (10.77%) Big Data
2 7 (10.77%) Hadoop
2 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 5 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.77%) Selenium
3 6 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (6.15%) Subversion
6 3 (4.62%) JIRA
6 3 (4.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (4.62%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.08%) Log4j
7 2 (3.08%) Log4Net
7 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.54%) gulp
8 1 (1.54%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.54%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.54%) Moq
8 1 (1.54%) MSTest
8 1 (1.54%) NUnit
8 1 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 37 (56.92%) Finance
2 17 (26.15%) Banking
3 7 (10.77%) Investment Banking
3 7 (10.77%) Law
4 5 (7.69%) Advertising
4 5 (7.69%) Retail
5 4 (6.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (36.92%) Architect
2 21 (32.31%) Developer
3 15 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 12 (18.46%) Java Developer - Fintech
5 12 (18.46%) Lead Architect
6 8 (12.31%) Software Engineer
7 7 (10.77%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 7 (10.77%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Tester
9 5 (7.69%) Analyst
9 5 (7.69%) Graduate
9 5 (7.69%) Senior Developer
9 5 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (7.69%) Software Tester
10 4 (6.15%) Graduate Developer
10 4 (6.15%) Graduate Java Developer
10 4 (6.15%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.31%) SOAP
2 17 (26.15%) .NET
3 16 (24.62%) Spring
4 15 (23.08%) RESTful
5 14 (21.54%) AngularJS
5 14 (21.54%) REST
6 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 13 (20.00%) Web Services
7 12 (18.46%) Angular 2
7 12 (18.46%) Java EE
8 9 (13.85%) Middleware
9 8 (12.31%) HTML
9 8 (12.31%) Node.js
10 6 (9.23%) .NET Framework
10 6 (9.23%) Entity Framework
10 6 (9.23%) React
11 5 (7.69%) CSS
12 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (6.15%) HTML5
12 4 (6.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (18.46%) Fintech
3 11 (16.92%) Computer Science
3 11 (16.92%) N-Tier
4 7 (10.77%) Fixed Income
5 3 (4.62%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.08%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (3.08%) IVR
6 2 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.54%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (41.54%) Microservices
3 22 (33.85%) Software Engineering
4 17 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (24.62%) TOGAF
6 15 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 15 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (21.54%) TDD
8 12 (18.46%) DevOps
8 12 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (15.38%) BDD
9 10 (15.38%) MVC
10 9 (13.85%) Scrum
10 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
11 8 (12.31%) Creative Thinking
11 8 (12.31%) Mathematics
11 8 (12.31%) Mentoring
11 8 (12.31%) Risk Management
12 7 (10.77%) API Testing
12 7 (10.77%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (52.31%) Java
2 24 (36.92%) SQL
3 16 (24.62%) C#
4 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.23%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.62%) COBOL
6 3 (4.62%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.08%) JCL
7 2 (3.08%) Jython
7 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 17 (26.15%) Degree
2 9 (13.85%) TOGAF Certification
3 8 (12.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (6.15%) HND
5 2 (3.08%) ISEB
6 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) GDPR
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (18.46%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Oracle
2 6 (9.23%) Cloudera
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.62%) Xamarin
5 2 (3.08%) GoldenSource
5 2 (3.08%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.54%) Talend
6 1 (1.54%) Teradata