The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 56 48
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8  
Permanent jobs citing SOA 22 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.01% 0.43% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 0.52% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 12
Median salary £70,000 - £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 491 385 435
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 89.44% 83.15% 86.48%
Number of salaries quoted 348 308 314
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

SOA
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for SOA in Merseyside

SOA
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Merseyside over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SOA in Merseyside

SOA
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Liverpool +14 17 £70,000 -
SOA
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SOA.

1 28 (87.50%) Oracle
1 28 (87.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 22 (68.75%) SDLC
3 20 (62.50%) Oracle Service Bus
4 17 (53.13%) Web Services
4 17 (53.13%) XML
4 17 (53.13%) FTP
5 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 15 (46.88%) Service Design
6 15 (46.88%) XPath
6 15 (46.88%) HTTP
6 15 (46.88%) WSDL
6 15 (46.88%) SOAP
6 15 (46.88%) JMS
6 15 (46.88%) HTTPS
6 15 (46.88%) SSL
6 15 (46.88%) XSD
6 15 (46.88%) XSLT
7 9 (28.13%) Retail
7 9 (28.13%) SQL
8 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
9 5 (15.63%) Unix
9 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
9 5 (15.63%) Middleware
9 5 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (15.63%) Data Management
9 5 (15.63%) Data Strategy
9 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
9 5 (15.63%) Data Integration

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 28 (87.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (62.50%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.13%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (53.13%) FTP
2 15 (46.88%) HTTP
2 15 (46.88%) HTTPS
2 15 (46.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
2 5 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.13%) Informix
5 1 (3.13%) MySQL
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (28.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Administrator
2 15 (46.88%) Technical Administrator
3 11 (34.38%) Architect
4 7 (21.88%) Integration Architect
5 6 (18.75%) Developer
6 5 (15.63%) Data Architect
6 5 (15.63%) Data Integration Architect
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (12.50%) webMethods Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Integration Developer
9 1 (3.13%) DBA
9 1 (3.13%) Java Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Java Software Developer
9 1 (3.13%) MongoDB DBA
9 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Unix Administrator
9 1 (3.13%) Unix DBA
9 1 (3.13%) WebLogic Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) Web Services
1 17 (53.13%) XML
2 15 (46.88%) JMS
2 15 (46.88%) SOAP
2 15 (46.88%) WSDL
2 15 (46.88%) XSD
2 15 (46.88%) XSLT
3 5 (15.63%) Middleware
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.13%) JAAS
5 1 (3.13%) Kafka
5 1 (3.13%) React
5 1 (3.13%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) SDLC
2 15 (46.88%) Service Design
3 5 (15.63%) Data Integration
3 5 (15.63%) Data Management
3 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
3 5 (15.63%) Data Strategy
3 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
3 5 (15.63%) Master Data Management
4 4 (12.50%) B2B
4 4 (12.50%) High Availability
4 4 (12.50%) Migration
4 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) BPEL
5 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.13%) Open Source
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) XPath
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Nagios
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Cognizant
2 4 (12.50%) webMethods
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) IDERA
5 1 (3.13%) VMware