Period
to 30 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK > England
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 251 224 183
Rank change year-on-year -27 -41 -48
Permanent jobs citing SOA 1,408 2,181 3,239
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.58% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.71% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,211 1,727 2,672
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £44,500 £37,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £88,750 £86,250
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 100,383 127,635 152,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.97% 92.21% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 80,166 101,559 125,702
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SOA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in England

SOA
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SOA in England.

Salary trend for SOA in England

SOA
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOA in England over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Salary histogram for SOA in England

SOA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the England region over the 6 months to 30 March 2020. 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
London -10 676 £70,000 - 71
South East -13 295 £62,500 -3.85% 22
North of England -20 200 £55,000 - 46
North West -13 127 £52,500 -8.70% 28
Midlands -56 109 £55,000 +22.22% 19
East of England +66 86 £75,000 +25.00% 14
West Midlands -49 81 £60,000 +36.36% 11
Yorkshire -15 51 £55,000 - 14
South West -20 33 £52,000 +15.56% 10
East Midlands -14 28 £40,000 -21.95% 8
North East +11 22 £50,000 -16.67% 4
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for SOA.

1 679 (48.22%) Agile Software Development
2 534 (37.93%) Java
3 517 (36.72%) C#
4 514 (36.51%) Microservices
5 456 (32.39%) SQL
6 431 (30.61%) .NET
7 375 (26.63%) Web Services
8 355 (25.21%) Azure
9 345 (24.50%) JavaScript
10 316 (22.44%) TDD
11 278 (19.74%) DevOps
12 277 (19.67%) Finance
13 265 (18.82%) Scrum
14 261 (18.54%) AWS
15 259 (18.39%) AngularJS
16 251 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
16 251 (17.83%) HTML
17 243 (17.26%) MVC
18 241 (17.12%) REST
19 239 (16.97%) Git (software)
20 225 (15.98%) Software Engineering
21 224 (15.91%) Microsoft
22 218 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
23 211 (14.99%) SQL Server
24 200 (14.20%) Oracle
25 197 (13.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
26 195 (13.85%) CSS
27 192 (13.64%) XML
28 188 (13.35%) SOAP
29 183 (13.00%) E-Commerce

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 197 (13.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 83 (5.89%) WebLogic
3 76 (5.40%) Confluence
4 56 (3.98%) Oracle Service Bus
5 44 (3.13%) Tomcat
6 42 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
7 40 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
8 36 (2.56%) IIS
9 31 (2.20%) WebSphere
10 27 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
11 25 (1.78%) Mule
12 22 (1.56%) Apache
13 20 (1.42%) Anypoint
13 20 (1.42%) JBoss
14 17 (1.21%) Apache Spark
15 16 (1.14%) CMS
15 16 (1.14%) SharePoint
16 15 (1.07%) NServiceBus
17 14 (0.99%) Mule ESB
18 13 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
1 26 (1.85%) Oracle ERP
2 24 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (0.78%) HFM
6 10 (0.71%) Oracle FAH
7 5 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.14%) Magento
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.071%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.071%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 355 (25.21%) Azure
2 261 (18.54%) AWS
3 140 (9.94%) PaaS
4 116 (8.24%) SaaS
5 106 (7.53%) IaaS
6 73 (5.18%) Serverless
7 58 (4.12%) GCP
8 55 (3.91%) Boomi
9 42 (2.98%) GitHub
10 30 (2.13%) Azure Functions
11 22 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (1.14%) Amazon S3
13 16 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 16 (1.14%) iPaaS
14 15 (1.07%) Apigee
15 11 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (0.71%) Power Platform
17 8 (0.57%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.05%) HTTP
2 12 (0.85%) Network Security
3 11 (0.78%) X.509
4 10 (0.71%) Internet
5 9 (0.64%) AMQP
6 8 (0.57%) SAN
7 7 (0.50%) WAN
8 5 (0.36%) Broadband
8 5 (0.36%) Firewall
8 5 (0.36%) FTP
8 5 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (0.28%) CTI
9 4 (0.28%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (0.28%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.21%) ATM
10 3 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.21%) VoIP
11 2 (0.14%) IPsec
11 2 (0.14%) LAN
11 2 (0.14%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 133 (9.45%) NoSQL
3 106 (7.53%) Relational Database
4 69 (4.90%) MySQL
5 56 (3.98%) Azure SQL Database
6 46 (3.27%) Big Data
7 42 (2.98%) MongoDB
8 37 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (2.41%) Oracle ODI
10 31 (2.20%) RDBMS
11 29 (2.06%) Hadoop
12 27 (1.92%) Redis
13 26 (1.85%) Oracle Database
13 26 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 22 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
15 22 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
16 21 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
17 20 (1.42%) Data Lake
17 20 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 239 (16.97%) Git (software)
2 142 (10.09%) Jenkins
3 104 (7.39%) JIRA
4 90 (6.39%) Maven
5 76 (5.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 73 (5.18%) Visual Studio
7 55 (3.91%) Subversion
8 51 (3.62%) Selenium
9 35 (2.49%) JUnit
10 34 (2.41%) SoapUI
11 30 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
12 28 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (1.99%) Postman
13 27 (1.92%) NUnit
14 25 (1.78%) SpecFlow
15 23 (1.63%) Cucumber
15 23 (1.63%) GitLab
16 22 (1.56%) Bitbucket
16 22 (1.56%) TeamCity
17 17 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 277 (19.67%) Finance
2 139 (9.87%) Retail
3 62 (4.40%) Marketing
4 58 (4.12%) Manufacturing
5 54 (3.84%) Banking
6 48 (3.41%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.78%) Law
8 23 (1.63%) Automotive
9 22 (1.56%) Public Sector
10 21 (1.49%) International Banking
11 20 (1.42%) Games
12 18 (1.28%) Legal
13 14 (0.99%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.99%) Front Office
14 13 (0.92%) Advertising
15 10 (0.71%) Electronics
16 8 (0.57%) Publishing
17 6 (0.43%) Billing
17 6 (0.43%) Local Government
18 4 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 657 (46.66%) Developer
2 352 (25.00%) Architect
3 219 (15.55%) Java Developer
4 162 (11.51%) Senior Developer
5 160 (11.36%) Solutions Architect
6 125 (8.88%) .NET Developer
7 123 (8.74%) Software Engineer
8 119 (8.45%) C# Developer
9 94 (6.68%) Consultant
10 80 (5.68%) Technical Architect
11 68 (4.83%) Software Developer
12 62 (4.40%) Integration Developer
13 61 (4.33%) Senior Java Developer
14 60 (4.26%) Integration Architect
15 56 (3.98%) Lead Developer
16 52 (3.69%) C# .NET Developer
17 46 (3.27%) Mid-Level Java Developer
18 42 (2.98%) Oracle Developer
18 42 (2.98%) Senior .NET Developer
19 38 (2.70%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (30.61%) .NET
2 375 (26.63%) Web Services
3 259 (18.39%) AngularJS
4 251 (17.83%) HTML
5 241 (17.12%) REST
6 195 (13.85%) CSS
7 192 (13.64%) XML
8 188 (13.35%) SOAP
9 157 (11.15%) .NET Framework
10 154 (10.94%) RESTful
11 151 (10.72%) Spring
12 141 (10.01%) Middleware
13 139 (9.87%) ASP.NET
14 133 (9.45%) React
15 129 (9.16%) .NET Core
16 112 (7.95%) jQuery
17 105 (7.46%) JSON
18 104 (7.39%) HTML5
19 101 (7.17%) Entity Framework
19 101 (7.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 122 (8.66%) Enterprise Software
2 121 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (7.60%) Greenfield Project
4 79 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (2.91%) User Experience
6 33 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 33 (2.34%) N-Tier
7 29 (2.06%) iPad
8 24 (1.70%) Cloud Native
8 24 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 24 (1.70%) Public Cloud
9 16 (1.14%) Data Centre
10 14 (0.99%) Mainframe
11 13 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.85%) Equities
12 12 (0.85%) W3C
13 11 (0.78%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.71%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.71%) Clustering
15 9 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 150 (10.65%) Windows
2 147 (10.44%) Linux
3 88 (6.25%) Unix
4 32 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 31 (2.20%) Android
6 22 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (1.56%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.07%) Mac OS X
8 14 (0.99%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.57%) AIX
10 6 (0.43%) CentOS
10 6 (0.43%) HPUX
11 5 (0.36%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.21%) Robot Operating System
12 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.071%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.071%) Solaris
13 1 (0.071%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (48.22%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (36.51%) Microservices
3 316 (22.44%) TDD
4 278 (19.74%) DevOps
5 265 (18.82%) Scrum
6 251 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
7 243 (17.26%) MVC
8 225 (15.98%) Software Engineering
9 218 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
10 183 (13.00%) E-Commerce
11 181 (12.86%) Test Automation
12 140 (9.94%) BDD
13 138 (9.80%) OO
14 135 (9.59%) Mentoring
15 116 (8.24%) Unit Testing
16 111 (7.88%) Computer Science
17 108 (7.67%) SDLC
18 79 (5.61%) TOGAF
19 78 (5.54%) Migration
19 78 (5.54%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 534 (37.93%) Java
2 517 (36.72%) C#
3 456 (32.39%) SQL
4 345 (24.50%) JavaScript
5 111 (7.88%) C++
6 78 (5.54%) T-SQL
7 76 (5.40%) Python
8 56 (3.98%) PL/SQL
9 51 (3.62%) Java 8
10 37 (2.63%) C
10 37 (2.63%) PowerShell
11 34 (2.41%) Scala
12 32 (2.27%) PHP
13 28 (1.99%) Bash Shell
14 27 (1.92%) XPath
15 25 (1.78%) XQuery
16 23 (1.63%) TypeScript
17 17 (1.21%) Groovy
18 14 (0.99%) Java 9
19 11 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 162 (11.51%) Degree
2 64 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (2.77%) Security Cleared
4 27 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 20 (1.42%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.92%) AWS Certification
7 11 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
8 10 (0.71%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 8 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.43%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.43%) PMP
12 5 (0.36%) CISM
12 5 (0.36%) CISSP
12 5 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.36%) SAFe Agilist
13 4 (0.28%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.54%) QA
2 29 (2.06%) DICOM
3 27 (1.92%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.07%) NCSC
5 14 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.71%) NIST
6 10 (0.71%) NIST 800
7 9 (0.64%) PMO
8 8 (0.57%) Government Security Classifications
9 7 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.50%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.50%) SLA
10 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.36%) RMADS
11 3 (0.21%) GDPR
11 3 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.14%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (5.97%) Docker
2 8 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.36%) LXC
4 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.071%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.071%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 53 (3.76%) Kubernetes
2 28 (1.99%) Terraform
3 19 (1.35%) Ansible
4 16 (1.14%) Puppet
5 15 (1.07%) Oracle Identity Management
6 9 (0.64%) Packer
7 8 (0.57%) Rancher
7 8 (0.57%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.50%) Grafana
8 7 (0.50%) Kibana
8 7 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.43%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (0.36%) TIBCO Hawk
11 3 (0.21%) CloudHub
11 3 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.14%) logstash
12 2 (0.14%) Salt
13 1 (0.071%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 224 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 200 (14.20%) Oracle
3 85 (6.04%) Google
4 84 (5.97%) MuleSoft
5 55 (3.91%) Dell
6 53 (3.76%) TIBCO
7 48 (3.41%) SAP
8 46 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (2.20%) IBM
10 30 (2.13%) Red Hat
11 23 (1.63%) Solace
11 23 (1.63%) webMethods
12 22 (1.56%) Hyperion
13 18 (1.28%) HP
14 17 (1.21%) Atlassian
14 17 (1.21%) Talend
15 13 (0.92%) VMware
16 10 (0.71%) Xamarin
17 9 (0.64%) Informatica
17 9 (0.64%) ServiceNow