Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 178 208
Rank change year-on-year +2 +30 -25
Permanent jobs citing SOA 204 222 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.73% 1.67% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.84% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 141 148 104
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £38,000 £33,375 £35,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -

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 10,663 12,082 11,235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.59% 91.12% 91.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8,583 9,609 9,367
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -16 131 £50,000 - 14
Cheshire +49 59 £67,500 +35.00% 14
Merseyside +8 13 £75,000 +17.65%
Lancashire +9 2 - -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 North West region with a requirement for SOA.

1 111 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (47.06%) Java
3 88 (43.14%) JavaScript
4 76 (37.25%) Microservices
5 68 (33.33%) TDD
6 66 (32.35%) HTML
7 63 (30.88%) OO
8 61 (29.90%) Scrum
9 60 (29.41%) CSS
9 60 (29.41%) DevOps
10 59 (28.92%) HTML5
10 59 (28.92%) Web Services
10 59 (28.92%) Finance
11 57 (27.94%) RESTful
12 54 (26.47%) Software Engineering
13 51 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 49 (24.02%) AngularJS
15 47 (23.04%) React
16 46 (22.55%) OOP
17 45 (22.06%) Continuous Integration
18 43 (21.08%) Amazon AWS
18 43 (21.08%) SQL
19 41 (20.10%) MVC
20 40 (19.61%) Spring
20 40 (19.61%) CSS3
21 39 (19.12%) .NET
22 38 (18.63%) Banking
23 37 (18.14%) Open Source
24 36 (17.65%) Git (software)
25 35 (17.16%) C#

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 13 (6.37%) Cloud Foundry
1 13 (6.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.94%) JBoss
4 4 (1.96%) nginx
4 4 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.47%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.47%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.98%) Apache
6 2 (0.98%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.98%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.98%) Jetty
6 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.49%) CMS
7 1 (0.49%) Confluence
7 1 (0.49%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 51 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (21.08%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (9.31%) PaaS
3 19 (9.31%) SaaS
4 17 (8.33%) IaaS
5 15 (7.35%) GitHub
6 12 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (3.92%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (2.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.98%) Serverless
10 1 (0.49%) Algolia
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.49%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.86%) HTTP
2 8 (3.92%) WAN
3 7 (3.43%) AMQP
4 5 (2.45%) Internet
5 4 (1.96%) SSL
6 2 (0.98%) Intranet
6 2 (0.98%) MQTT
7 1 (0.49%) Firewall
7 1 (0.49%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.49%) SAN
7 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.18%) NoSQL
2 31 (15.20%) MySQL
3 28 (13.73%) SQL Server
4 20 (9.80%) MongoDB
5 19 (9.31%) Neo4j
6 17 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (7.84%) Big Data
7 16 (7.84%) Relational Database
8 13 (6.37%) Hadoop
9 12 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (3.92%) Oracle Database
11 7 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (3.43%) RDBMS
12 6 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (2.94%) Redis
13 3 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.98%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.98%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 36 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.35%) GitLab
3 12 (5.88%) Selenium
4 9 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.43%) JIRA
6 6 (2.94%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.45%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.45%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (1.96%) Xcode
9 3 (1.47%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.47%) CA Release Automation
9 3 (1.47%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.47%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.47%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.98%) Log4j
10 2 (0.98%) Log4Net
10 2 (0.98%) Maven
10 2 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (28.92%) Finance
2 38 (18.63%) Banking
3 19 (9.31%) Law
4 16 (7.84%) Investment Banking
5 13 (6.37%) Retail
6 8 (3.92%) Local Government
6 8 (3.92%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.96%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.98%) Advertising
8 2 (0.98%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 90 (44.12%) Developer
2 66 (32.35%) Architect
3 33 (16.18%) Java Developer
3 33 (16.18%) Solutions Architect
4 25 (12.25%) Senior Developer
5 17 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 14 (6.86%) .NET Developer
7 12 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
8 11 (5.39%) C# Developer
8 11 (5.39%) Consultant
8 11 (5.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 10 (4.90%) Cloud Consultant
9 10 (4.90%) Software Engineer
10 9 (4.41%) Analyst
10 9 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (4.41%) Lead Architect
10 9 (4.41%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (4.41%) Technical Architect
10 9 (4.41%) Web Architect
11 8 (3.92%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (32.35%) HTML
2 60 (29.41%) CSS
3 59 (28.92%) HTML5
3 59 (28.92%) Web Services
4 57 (27.94%) RESTful
5 49 (24.02%) AngularJS
6 47 (23.04%) React
7 40 (19.61%) CSS3
7 40 (19.61%) Spring
8 39 (19.12%) .NET
9 34 (16.67%) REST
10 25 (12.25%) Node.js
11 21 (10.29%) jQuery
12 17 (8.33%) ASP.NET
12 17 (8.33%) SOAP
13 16 (7.84%) XML
14 14 (6.86%) Middleware
15 13 (6.37%) J2EE
16 12 (5.88%) JSON
17 11 (5.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.24%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (10.78%) N-Tier
3 21 (10.29%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.39%) Mainframe
6 9 (4.41%) Arduino
6 9 (4.41%) Fixed Income
7 8 (3.92%) Fintech
7 8 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (3.92%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.92%) User Experience
8 5 (2.45%) Clustering
8 5 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.49%) EPoS
11 1 (0.49%) IVR
11 1 (0.49%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.31%) Linux
2 18 (8.82%) Windows
3 11 (5.39%) Android
3 11 (5.39%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (37.25%) Microservices
3 68 (33.33%) TDD
4 63 (30.88%) OO
5 61 (29.90%) Scrum
6 60 (29.41%) DevOps
7 54 (26.47%) Software Engineering
8 46 (22.55%) OOP
9 45 (22.06%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (20.10%) MVC
11 37 (18.14%) Open Source
12 35 (17.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (16.18%) SDLC
14 32 (15.69%) TOGAF
15 30 (14.71%) Software Delivery
16 29 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
17 27 (13.24%) Mentoring
18 23 (11.27%) Enterprise Architecture
18 23 (11.27%) Pair Programming
19 19 (9.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 96 (47.06%) Java
2 88 (43.14%) JavaScript
3 43 (21.08%) SQL
4 35 (17.16%) C#
5 26 (12.75%) TypeScript
6 17 (8.33%) PHP
7 15 (7.35%) Ruby
8 14 (6.86%) Python
9 13 (6.37%) Java 8
10 7 (3.43%) PHP 5
10 7 (3.43%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.94%) Apple Swift
11 6 (2.94%) Go
11 6 (2.94%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.45%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.96%) C
13 4 (1.96%) XPath
14 3 (1.47%) Scala
14 3 (1.47%) VBScript
15 2 (0.98%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (10.78%) Degree
2 14 (6.86%) TOGAF Certification
3 9 (4.41%) OCPJP
4 8 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.47%) ISEB
5 3 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.47%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.98%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.98%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.29%) QA
2 13 (6.37%) GDPR
3 2 (0.98%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (14.22%) Virtual Machines
2 27 (13.24%) Docker
3 1 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) Kibana
1 2 (0.98%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.49%) Puppet
2 1 (0.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.76%) Google
3 15 (7.35%) Oracle
4 10 (4.90%) Cloudera
5 8 (3.92%) Rackspace
5 8 (3.92%) VMware
6 5 (2.45%) IBM
6 5 (2.45%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.96%) CA
7 4 (1.96%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.47%) Green Hat
8 3 (1.47%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.98%) Talend
9 2 (0.98%) Yahoo!
9 2 (0.98%) Zend
10 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.49%) FatWire
10 1 (0.49%) GoldenSource
10 1 (0.49%) hybris
10 1 (0.49%) Teradata