Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 134 124
Rank change year-on-year +41 -10 -1
Permanent jobs citing SOA 56 40 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.36% 1.29% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.41% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 43 20 22
Cheshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +23.53% -19.05%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,375 £32,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £95,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £48,250
% change year-on-year +4.76% +8.81% -3.50%

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 2,234 2,835 2,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 94.02% 91.27% 89.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,709 2,144 1,708
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 20 £77,500 -3.13% 1
Nantwich - 8 £30,500 - 2
Crewe +12 7 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Warrington - 6 £55,000 - 4
Chester +15 3 £57,500 +58.62%
SOA
North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 36 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (53.57%) Java
3 27 (48.21%) Finance
4 24 (42.86%) SQL
5 23 (41.07%) Test Automation
5 23 (41.07%) REST
6 22 (39.29%) Microservices
6 22 (39.29%) TOGAF
7 21 (37.50%) Web Services
8 20 (35.71%) Software Engineering
9 17 (30.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (30.36%) Windows
9 17 (30.36%) Spring
9 17 (30.36%) Banking
10 16 (28.57%) Selenium
11 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 14 (25.00%) TDD
12 13 (23.21%) Fixed Income
12 13 (23.21%) QA
12 13 (23.21%) .NET
12 13 (23.21%) API Testing
12 13 (23.21%) TOGAF Certification
13 11 (19.64%) GDPR
13 11 (19.64%) Service Management
14 9 (16.07%) N-Tier
14 9 (16.07%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (16.07%) JIRA
14 9 (16.07%) Scrum
14 9 (16.07%) SDLC
14 9 (16.07%) DevOps

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 5 (8.93%) JBoss
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.36%) Jetty
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) PaaS
2 2 (3.57%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Hadoop
2 4 (7.14%) Big Data
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Selenium
2 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.07%) JIRA
3 7 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.36%) Gradle
4 3 (5.36%) HP UFT
4 3 (5.36%) Maven
4 3 (5.36%) Protractor
4 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.36%) Zephyr
5 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.79%) git-flow
6 1 (1.79%) Grunt
6 1 (1.79%) gulp
6 1 (1.79%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.79%) JSHint
6 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (48.21%) Finance
2 17 (30.36%) Banking
3 8 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Architect
2 15 (26.79%) Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (16.07%) Tester
4 8 (14.29%) Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Lead Architect
6 6 (10.71%) QA Tester
7 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Lead Enterprise Architect
9 3 (5.36%) Applications Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Automation Tester
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Software QA Tester
9 3 (5.36%) Software Tester
10 2 (3.57%) Consultant
10 2 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.07%) REST
2 21 (37.50%) Web Services
3 17 (30.36%) Spring
4 13 (23.21%) .NET
5 7 (12.50%) SOAP
6 6 (10.71%) HTML
6 6 (10.71%) RESTful
7 5 (8.93%) AngularJS
8 4 (7.14%) Java EE
8 4 (7.14%) React
9 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
9 3 (5.36%) Hibernate
9 3 (5.36%) HTML5
9 3 (5.36%) J2EE
9 3 (5.36%) JMS
9 3 (5.36%) jQuery
9 3 (5.36%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (5.36%) LESS
9 3 (5.36%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Fixed Income
2 9 (16.07%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) IVR
4 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.36%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) Test Automation
3 22 (39.29%) Microservices
3 22 (39.29%) TOGAF
4 20 (35.71%) Software Engineering
5 17 (30.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (25.00%) TDD
7 13 (23.21%) API Testing
8 11 (19.64%) Service Management
9 9 (16.07%) DevOps
9 9 (16.07%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (16.07%) Scrum
9 9 (16.07%) SDLC
10 8 (14.29%) Project Management
11 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Wealth Management
12 6 (10.71%) Collaborative Working
12 6 (10.71%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 30 (53.57%) Java
2 24 (42.86%) SQL
3 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.93%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) VBScript
6 2 (3.57%) C++
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.79%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) Ruby
7 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) TOGAF Certification
2 7 (12.50%) Degree
3 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.36%) ISEB
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.21%) QA
2 11 (19.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle
2 4 (7.14%) Cloudera
2 4 (7.14%) ServiceNow
3 3 (5.36%) Green Hat
3 3 (5.36%) IBM
3 3 (5.36%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.79%) GoldenSource
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.79%) Teradata