Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 122 119
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 -4
Permanent jobs citing SOA 57 46 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.08% 1.64% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.82% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 41 18 15
Cheshire median annual salary £55,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.82% +8.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £25,000 £31,250 £39,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £61,500 £97,500
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 2,565 2,527 1,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.48% 90.19% 88.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,930 1,899 1,612
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +10.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +5 23 £75,000 -6.25% 1
Nantwich - 12 £25,000 -
Crewe +2 7 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Warrington +9 3 £55,000 -12.00% 2
SOA
North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.86%) Windows
3 22 (38.60%) SQL
3 22 (38.60%) TOGAF
3 22 (38.60%) Finance
4 20 (35.09%) Microservices
5 19 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 19 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 19 (33.33%) Java
6 18 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (31.58%) Test Automation
6 18 (31.58%) REST
7 17 (29.82%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (29.82%) .NET
8 16 (28.07%) QA
8 16 (28.07%) Selenium
9 15 (26.32%) Banking
9 15 (26.32%) Fixed Income
9 15 (26.32%) N-Tier
9 15 (26.32%) API Testing
10 13 (22.81%) DevOps
10 13 (22.81%) Web Services
10 13 (22.81%) TDD
11 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
12 11 (19.30%) Hadoop
13 10 (17.54%) SoapUI
13 10 (17.54%) Big Data
13 10 (17.54%) Non-Functional Testing
13 10 (17.54%) SOAP
13 10 (17.54%) Software Testing

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 2 (3.51%) JBoss
1 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
1 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Internet
1 2 (3.51%) MQTT
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) Hadoop
2 10 (17.54%) Big Data
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) Selenium
2 10 (17.54%) SoapUI
3 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
4 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.26%) JIRA
5 3 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (5.26%) SonarQube
6 2 (3.51%) Log4j
6 2 (3.51%) Log4Net
6 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (3.51%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.75%) CA Release Automation
7 1 (1.75%) git-flow
7 1 (1.75%) gulp
7 1 (1.75%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.75%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.75%) MSTest
7 1 (1.75%) NUnit
7 1 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 15 (26.32%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Investment Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Law
4 4 (7.02%) Retail
4 4 (7.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (45.61%) Architect
2 15 (26.32%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (19.30%) Analyst
4 10 (17.54%) Tester
5 9 (15.79%) Lead Architect
6 6 (10.53%) Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Architect
6 6 (10.53%) QA Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Software Tester
7 5 (8.77%) Lead Enterprise Architect
7 5 (8.77%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) QA Tester
7 5 (8.77%) Test Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Applications Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Service Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.58%) REST
2 17 (29.82%) .NET
3 13 (22.81%) Web Services
4 10 (17.54%) SOAP
5 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET
6 8 (14.04%) HTML
6 8 (14.04%) Java EE
7 5 (8.77%) AngularJS
7 5 (8.77%) HTML5
8 4 (7.02%) CSS
8 4 (7.02%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (7.02%) LESS
8 4 (7.02%) React
8 4 (7.02%) Spring
8 4 (7.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (5.26%) .NET Core
9 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
9 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Core
9 3 (5.26%) Middleware
9 3 (5.26%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Fixed Income
1 15 (26.32%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.51%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (3.51%) IVR
3 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.86%) Windows
2 9 (15.79%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (38.60%) TOGAF
3 20 (35.09%) Microservices
4 19 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 19 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 18 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (31.58%) Test Automation
6 17 (29.82%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (26.32%) API Testing
8 13 (22.81%) DevOps
8 13 (22.81%) TDD
9 10 (17.54%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (17.54%) Scrum
9 10 (17.54%) Service Management
9 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
10 9 (15.79%) BDD
10 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
11 8 (14.04%) ITSM
11 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (10.53%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) SQL
2 19 (33.33%) Java
3 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.79%) C#
5 2 (3.51%) C++
5 2 (3.51%) COBOL
5 2 (3.51%) JCL
5 2 (3.51%) Jython
5 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) TOGAF Certification
2 5 (8.77%) ISEB
3 4 (7.02%) Degree
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.07%) QA
2 8 (14.04%) GDPR
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Cloudera
2 5 (8.77%) ServiceNow
3 3 (5.26%) GoldenSource
3 3 (5.26%) IBM
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Xamarin
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) Teradata
5 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.75%) Green Hat
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.75%) Talend
5 1 (1.75%) TIBCO