Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 112 114
Rank change year-on-year -26 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing SOA 47 28 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.41% 1.31% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.49% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 31 23 47
Cheshire median annual salary £57,500 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.29% -19.05% +31.25%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £95,000 £69,750
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +17.65%

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 2,996 1,880 2,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 89.59% 87.85% 86.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,220 1,518 2,124
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £57,500
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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -26 21 £77,500 -
Crewe - 6 £45,000 - 1
Wilmslow +16 5 £50,000 +47.06%
Warrington - 4 £47,500 - 3
Chester -24 3 £37,500 -11.76% 1
SOA
North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 35 (74.47%) Finance
2 30 (63.83%) Java
3 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (48.94%) SQL
5 22 (46.81%) Software Engineering
6 20 (42.55%) Banking
6 20 (42.55%) TOGAF
7 19 (40.43%) C#
7 19 (40.43%) .NET
8 16 (34.04%) Microservices
9 15 (31.91%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (31.91%) Java EE
10 14 (29.79%) Node.js
11 13 (27.66%) TDD
12 12 (25.53%) Degree
13 11 (23.40%) Scrum
13 11 (23.40%) Web Services
13 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (23.40%) DevOps
14 10 (21.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (21.28%) BDD
14 10 (21.28%) SOAP
14 10 (21.28%) Oracle
14 10 (21.28%) HTML
14 10 (21.28%) N-Tier
14 10 (21.28%) Spring
15 9 (19.15%) MVC
15 9 (19.15%) REST
15 9 (19.15%) React
16 8 (17.02%) Risk Management

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 10 (21.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (8.51%) CICS
3 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.26%) JBoss
3 2 (4.26%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) Confluence
4 1 (2.13%) IIS
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.64%) DB2
2 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.38%) Big Data
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (8.51%) JIRA
2 4 (8.51%) Subversion
3 2 (4.26%) jMock
3 2 (4.26%) Mockito
3 2 (4.26%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (4.26%) Protractor
3 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.13%) Lombardi
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (74.47%) Finance
2 20 (42.55%) Banking
3 8 (17.02%) Investment Banking
3 8 (17.02%) Law
4 6 (12.77%) Advertising
5 3 (6.38%) Retail
6 2 (4.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Architect
2 14 (29.79%) Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Lead Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Software Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Head of Architecture
4 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (10.64%) C# Software Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Head of Design
5 5 (10.64%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Java Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior C# Software Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Development Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (40.43%) .NET
2 15 (31.91%) Java EE
3 14 (29.79%) Node.js
4 11 (23.40%) Web Services
5 10 (21.28%) HTML
5 10 (21.28%) SOAP
5 10 (21.28%) Spring
6 9 (19.15%) React
6 9 (19.15%) REST
7 7 (14.89%) .NET Framework
7 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
7 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (14.89%) Entity Framework
8 6 (12.77%) Angular 2
8 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
8 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (12.77%) CSS
8 6 (12.77%) JSON
8 6 (12.77%) RESTful
9 5 (10.64%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) N-Tier
2 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.64%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (8.51%) Fintech
4 4 (8.51%) Mainframe
5 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.26%) User Experience
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) Software Engineering
3 20 (42.55%) TOGAF
4 16 (34.04%) Microservices
5 15 (31.91%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (27.66%) TDD
7 11 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (23.40%) DevOps
7 11 (23.40%) Scrum
8 10 (21.28%) BDD
9 9 (19.15%) MVC
10 8 (17.02%) CRM
10 8 (17.02%) Risk Management
10 8 (17.02%) Wealth Management
11 7 (14.89%) ETL
11 7 (14.89%) OO
11 7 (14.89%) SDLC
11 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
12 5 (10.64%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) Java
2 23 (48.94%) SQL
3 19 (40.43%) C#
4 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.89%) TypeScript
6 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
7 4 (8.51%) COBOL
8 2 (4.26%) PHP
8 2 (4.26%) Scala
9 1 (2.13%) Python
9 1 (2.13%) Ruby
9 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.13%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) HND
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.13%) IBM