The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 79 80 83
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Permanent jobs citing SOA 10 28 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.99% 2.59% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 3.07% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5 26 21
Median salary £45,000 £100,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -55.00% +53.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £45,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £125,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £54,000 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% -2.91%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 840 912 1055
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 82.76% 84.52% 85.70%
Number of salaries quoted 640 684 844
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,300 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing SOA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Essex

SOA
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for SOA in Essex

SOA
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Essex over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SOA in Essex

SOA
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood -2 1 - - 2
Chelmsford - 1 £45,000 -
Colchester - 1 £28,000 -
Witham - 1 £42,500 -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for SOA.

1 24 (77.42%) Java
2 20 (64.52%) SQL Server
3 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (54.84%) Web Services
4 17 (54.84%) OO
5 16 (51.61%) SOAP
6 15 (48.39%) Oracle
6 15 (48.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (45.16%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (38.71%) Linux
9 11 (35.48%) Windows
9 11 (35.48%) Apache
9 11 (35.48%) J2EE
9 11 (35.48%) Firewall
9 11 (35.48%) OOA/OOD
9 11 (35.48%) TCP/IP
9 11 (35.48%) TDD
9 11 (35.48%) IBM HTTP Server
10 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (29.03%) Scrum
11 7 (22.58%) Finance
12 6 (19.35%) Middleware
12 6 (19.35%) .NET
12 6 (19.35%) C#
12 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
12 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
13 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
13 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
13 5 (16.13%) FishEye
13 5 (16.13%) DevOps

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 15 (48.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (35.48%) Apache
2 11 (35.48%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) Firewall
1 11 (35.48%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.13%) HTTP
3 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (64.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
3 5 (16.13%) Geospatial Data
3 5 (16.13%) GIS
3 5 (16.13%) RDBMS
4 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (9.68%) OLAP
5 3 (9.68%) OLTP
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (9.68%) QlikView
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.23%) DB2
7 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) ClearQuest
1 5 (16.13%) CruiseControl
1 5 (16.13%) FishEye
1 5 (16.13%) Hudson
1 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
1 5 (16.13%) JUnit
1 5 (16.13%) Selenium
1 5 (16.13%) SoapUI
1 5 (16.13%) TeamCity
1 5 (16.13%) Zephyr
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Architect
2 7 (22.58%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (19.35%) IT Architect
4 5 (16.13%) Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Software Test Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Test Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Architect
4 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Java Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Java Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) ETL Developer
7 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Applications Architect
7 2 (6.45%) OLAP Developer
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Development Team Leader
8 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (54.84%) Web Services
2 16 (51.61%) SOAP
3 11 (35.48%) J2EE
4 6 (19.35%) .NET
4 6 (19.35%) Middleware
5 5 (16.13%) GWT
5 5 (16.13%) REST
5 5 (16.13%) RESTful
6 4 (12.90%) HTML
6 4 (12.90%) Java EE
7 3 (9.68%) CSS
7 3 (9.68%) CSS3
7 3 (9.68%) HTML5
7 3 (9.68%) MDX
7 3 (9.68%) Spring
8 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (6.45%) Entity Framework
8 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
1 5 (16.13%) N-Tier
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) DataPower
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Linux
2 11 (35.48%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) OO
3 14 (45.16%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (35.48%) OOA/OOD
4 11 (35.48%) TDD
5 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (29.03%) Scrum
6 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (16.13%) Cyber Intelligence
7 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (16.13%) DevOps
7 5 (16.13%) Issue Tracking
7 5 (16.13%) Kanban
7 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
7 5 (16.13%) Open Source
7 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Test Management
7 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
7 5 (16.13%) UML
Programming Languages
1 24 (77.42%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) C#
3 5 (16.13%) C
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
5 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
5 3 (9.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) MCP
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Atlassian
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft