Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 197 149
Rank change year-on-year +8 -48 +13
Permanent jobs citing SOA 206 178 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.63% 1.46% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.62% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 161 118 219
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,462 10,984 10,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.44% 90.35% 88.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,108 9,194 8,936
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,263 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in the North West

SOA
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for SOA in the North West

SOA
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in the North West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SOA in the North West

SOA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Manchester +38 161 £55,000 -4.35% 33
Cheshire -16 39 £58,750 +38.24% 4
Merseyside -8 5 £85,000 +106.06% 5
Lancashire - 1 - -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for SOA.

1 122 (59.22%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (46.12%) JavaScript
2 95 (46.12%) Web Services
3 93 (45.15%) MVC
4 92 (44.66%) .NET
5 80 (38.83%) C#
6 79 (38.35%) Java
7 78 (37.86%) TDD
8 77 (37.38%) HTML
9 73 (35.44%) CSS
10 70 (33.98%) SQL
11 64 (31.07%) MySQL
12 60 (29.13%) SQL Server
12 60 (29.13%) Finance
13 59 (28.64%) OO
14 56 (27.18%) HTML5
15 55 (26.70%) Software Engineering
16 54 (26.21%) ASP.NET
16 54 (26.21%) Scrum
17 53 (25.73%) Spring
18 51 (24.76%) REST
19 50 (24.27%) AngularJS
20 48 (23.30%) RESTful
21 47 (22.82%) Web Development
22 46 (22.33%) Microservices
23 45 (21.84%) Mentoring
24 44 (21.36%) DevOps
24 44 (21.36%) JSON
24 44 (21.36%) SOAP
25 43 (20.87%) PHP

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 20 (9.71%) nginx
2 12 (5.83%) Apache
2 12 (5.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (5.34%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.43%) JBoss
5 4 (1.94%) CICS
6 3 (1.46%) CMS
6 3 (1.46%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.97%) Confluence
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.49%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.49%) IIS
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 10 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.46%) Magento
3 2 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 38 (18.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (9.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 11 (5.34%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (3.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (3.40%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.94%) GitHub
8 3 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.46%) IaaS
8 3 (1.46%) SaaS
9 2 (0.97%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (20.39%) HTTP
2 18 (8.74%) SSL
3 4 (1.94%) Internet
4 1 (0.49%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (31.07%) MySQL
2 60 (29.13%) SQL Server
3 38 (18.45%) NoSQL
4 23 (11.17%) Redis
5 22 (10.68%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (4.85%) Big Data
7 9 (4.37%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.40%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.91%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.43%) DB2
11 4 (1.94%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.49%) Looker
13 1 (0.49%) Qlik Sense
13 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.49%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.80%) Jenkins
3 12 (5.83%) TeamCity
4 8 (3.88%) JIRA
5 7 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (2.91%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.94%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.94%) JUnit
7 4 (1.94%) Selenium
8 3 (1.46%) Maven
8 3 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (1.46%) Protractor
8 3 (1.46%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.97%) Gradle
9 2 (0.97%) Mockito
9 2 (0.97%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.97%) Vagrant
General
1 60 (29.13%) Finance
2 21 (10.19%) Banking
3 20 (9.71%) Retail
4 18 (8.74%) Manufacturing
5 13 (6.31%) Marketing
6 12 (5.83%) Back Office
7 10 (4.85%) Law
8 9 (4.37%) Advertising
8 9 (4.37%) Investment Banking
9 8 (3.88%) Electronics
9 8 (3.88%) Telecoms
10 7 (3.40%) Local Government
11 5 (2.43%) Billing
12 2 (0.97%) Automotive
12 2 (0.97%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 87 (42.23%) Developer
2 74 (35.92%) Architect
3 43 (20.87%) .NET Developer
4 33 (16.02%) C# .NET Developer
4 33 (16.02%) C# Developer
5 25 (12.14%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (11.17%) Senior Developer
7 22 (10.68%) Java Developer
7 22 (10.68%) Software Engineer
8 21 (10.19%) Technical Architect
9 14 (6.80%) Java Engineer
9 14 (6.80%) Software Developer
10 12 (5.83%) C# Architect
10 12 (5.83%) Java Architect
10 12 (5.83%) Java Software Engineer
10 12 (5.83%) PHP Architect
11 11 (5.34%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (4.85%) Lead Software Engineer
12 10 (4.85%) Senior .NET Developer
12 10 (4.85%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (46.12%) Web Services
2 92 (44.66%) .NET
3 77 (37.38%) HTML
4 73 (35.44%) CSS
5 56 (27.18%) HTML5
6 54 (26.21%) ASP.NET
7 53 (25.73%) Spring
8 51 (24.76%) REST
9 50 (24.27%) AngularJS
10 48 (23.30%) RESTful
11 44 (21.36%) JSON
11 44 (21.36%) SOAP
12 42 (20.39%) jQuery
12 42 (20.39%) Node.js
13 41 (19.90%) CSS3
14 37 (17.96%) Spring MVC
15 36 (17.48%) React
16 34 (16.50%) ASP.NET MVC
16 34 (16.50%) ASP.NET Web API
17 32 (15.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (15.53%) Computer Science
3 28 (13.59%) N-Tier
4 26 (12.62%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (5.83%) User Experience
6 10 (4.85%) Fintech
7 9 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (4.37%) Mobile App
8 7 (3.40%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.94%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.94%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.46%) Life Science
11 1 (0.49%) Clustering
11 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.49%) HACMP
11 1 (0.49%) iPad
11 1 (0.49%) iSeries
11 1 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.05%) Linux
2 6 (2.91%) Android
2 6 (2.91%) Apple iOS
2 6 (2.91%) Windows
3 2 (0.97%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.49%) AIX
4 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (59.22%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (45.15%) MVC
3 78 (37.86%) TDD
4 59 (28.64%) OO
5 55 (26.70%) Software Engineering
6 54 (26.21%) Scrum
7 47 (22.82%) Web Development
8 46 (22.33%) Microservices
9 45 (21.84%) Mentoring
10 44 (21.36%) DevOps
11 39 (18.93%) BDD
12 37 (17.96%) SDLC
13 35 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (15.05%) Coaching
14 31 (15.05%) E-Commerce
14 31 (15.05%) TOGAF
15 30 (14.56%) Responsive Web Design
15 30 (14.56%) Test Automation
16 29 (14.08%) OOP
17 27 (13.11%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 95 (46.12%) JavaScript
2 80 (38.83%) C#
3 79 (38.35%) Java
4 70 (33.98%) SQL
5 43 (20.87%) PHP
6 36 (17.48%) Ruby
7 27 (13.11%) Python
8 20 (9.71%) Go
9 11 (5.34%) TypeScript
10 8 (3.88%) C
11 5 (2.43%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.43%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.94%) COBOL
13 3 (1.46%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.97%) Scala
15 1 (0.49%) GraphQL
15 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (15.05%) Degree
2 20 (9.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (4.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (16.99%) QA
2 10 (4.85%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (3.40%) Docker
2 3 (1.46%) Varnish
3 1 (0.49%) GPFS
3 1 (0.49%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (1.94%) Kibana
2 3 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.46%) Puppet
2 3 (1.46%) SCCM
2 3 (1.46%) Simian Army
2 3 (1.46%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.49%) Consul
3 1 (0.49%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 29 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.83%) Oracle
3 11 (5.34%) SAP
4 9 (4.37%) Google
5 7 (3.40%) Rackspace
5 7 (3.40%) VMware
6 5 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.43%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.94%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.97%) Alibaba
8 2 (0.97%) IBM
8 2 (0.97%) New Relic
8 2 (0.97%) Sybase
8 2 (0.97%) Zend
9 1 (0.49%) Capita
9 1 (0.49%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.49%) Twitter