Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England > North West
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 200 169
Rank change year-on-year +18 -31 -13
Permanent jobs citing SOA 216 173 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.63% 1.39% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.55% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 153 106 197
North West median annual salary £52,500 £49,375 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.33% -1.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £32,900
90th Percentile £74,850 £73,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% 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 11903 11196 11354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.00% 89.88% 89.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9476 9327 9381
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,688 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,625 £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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 +44 169 £52,500 -8.70% 20
Cheshire -15 40 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Merseyside -22 6 £63,750 +50.00%
Lancashire - 1 - -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 North West region with a requirement for SOA.

1 129 (59.72%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (53.24%) JavaScript
3 108 (50.00%) Web Services
4 103 (47.69%) MVC
5 99 (45.83%) .NET
6 93 (43.06%) C#
7 87 (40.28%) SQL
8 83 (38.43%) TDD
9 81 (37.50%) HTML
10 73 (33.80%) Java
11 71 (32.87%) Finance
12 69 (31.94%) OO
13 67 (31.02%) CSS
14 64 (29.63%) ASP.NET
15 61 (28.24%) MySQL
16 58 (26.85%) REST
16 58 (26.85%) AngularJS
17 54 (25.00%) Web Development
18 53 (24.54%) ASP.NET Web API
19 52 (24.07%) HTML5
19 52 (24.07%) jQuery
20 50 (23.15%) ASP.NET MVC
21 49 (22.69%) Scrum
22 48 (22.22%) Spring
22 48 (22.22%) RESTful
23 46 (21.30%) Ajax
23 46 (21.30%) SQL Server
24 45 (20.83%) Software Engineering
24 45 (20.83%) DevOps
25 44 (20.37%) SOAP

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 21 (9.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (9.26%) nginx
3 13 (6.02%) Apache
4 7 (3.24%) JBoss
5 6 (2.78%) Confluence
6 5 (2.31%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.39%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.93%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.93%) CICS
9 2 (0.93%) CMS
9 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.46%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.46%) IIS
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 5 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) Magento
2 2 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (7.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 8 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (3.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (3.24%) SaaS
6 5 (2.31%) GitHub
7 3 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.39%) IaaS
8 2 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (20.37%) HTTP
2 18 (8.33%) SSL
3 6 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (0.46%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (28.24%) MySQL
2 46 (21.30%) SQL Server
3 36 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 19 (8.80%) Redis
5 16 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (6.02%) Big Data
7 10 (4.63%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.24%) DB2
8 7 (3.24%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.78%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.31%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (1.39%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.39%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.93%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.80%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.02%) TeamCity
4 12 (5.56%) JIRA
5 8 (3.70%) Bitbucket
6 6 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (2.31%) Lombardi
7 5 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.85%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.85%) JUnit
8 4 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.39%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.39%) Maven
9 3 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.39%) Protractor
9 3 (1.39%) Selenium
9 3 (1.39%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.93%) Gradle
10 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
General
1 71 (32.87%) Finance
2 31 (14.35%) Manufacturing
3 27 (12.50%) Banking
4 25 (11.57%) Marketing
5 22 (10.19%) Electronics
5 22 (10.19%) Telecoms
6 10 (4.63%) Back Office
6 10 (4.63%) Retail
7 8 (3.70%) Law
8 7 (3.24%) Investment Banking
9 6 (2.78%) Local Government
10 4 (1.85%) Advertising
10 4 (1.85%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.39%) Billing
12 2 (0.93%) Games
13 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 109 (50.46%) Developer
2 60 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 58 (26.85%) Architect
4 52 (24.07%) C# .NET Developer
4 52 (24.07%) C# Developer
5 30 (13.89%) ASP.NET Developer
5 30 (13.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 26 (12.04%) Senior Developer
7 25 (11.57%) Java Developer
8 24 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
9 22 (10.19%) Software Engineer
10 21 (9.72%) Software Developer
11 15 (6.94%) Senior .NET Developer
11 15 (6.94%) Technical Architect
12 13 (6.02%) .NET Software Developer
13 12 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
13 12 (5.56%) Java Engineer
14 11 (5.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 11 (5.09%) Senior C# Developer
15 10 (4.63%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (50.00%) Web Services
2 99 (45.83%) .NET
3 81 (37.50%) HTML
4 67 (31.02%) CSS
5 64 (29.63%) ASP.NET
6 58 (26.85%) AngularJS
6 58 (26.85%) REST
7 53 (24.54%) ASP.NET Web API
8 52 (24.07%) HTML5
8 52 (24.07%) jQuery
9 50 (23.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 48 (22.22%) RESTful
10 48 (22.22%) Spring
11 46 (21.30%) Ajax
12 44 (20.37%) SOAP
13 43 (19.91%) Node.js
14 39 (18.06%) JSON
15 36 (16.67%) React
16 34 (15.74%) CSS3
17 33 (15.28%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.98%) N-Tier
2 23 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (10.19%) Computer Science
3 22 (10.19%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (7.87%) User Experience
5 11 (5.09%) Mobile App
6 9 (4.17%) iPad
7 8 (3.70%) Fintech
8 6 (2.78%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.31%) Social Media
10 4 (1.85%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.39%) Life Science
12 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.93%) Online Banking
13 1 (0.46%) Clustering
13 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.46%) HACMP
13 1 (0.46%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.74%) Linux
2 6 (2.78%) Android
2 6 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.85%) Windows
4 1 (0.46%) AIX
4 1 (0.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (59.72%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (47.69%) MVC
3 83 (38.43%) TDD
4 69 (31.94%) OO
5 54 (25.00%) Web Development
6 49 (22.69%) Scrum
7 45 (20.83%) DevOps
7 45 (20.83%) Software Engineering
8 43 (19.91%) Mentoring
9 42 (19.44%) Test Automation
10 39 (18.06%) BDD
11 38 (17.59%) Microservices
12 36 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (15.74%) SDLC
14 33 (15.28%) E-Commerce
15 30 (13.89%) TOGAF
16 29 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (13.43%) OOP
17 26 (12.04%) Coaching
18 25 (11.57%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 115 (53.24%) JavaScript
2 93 (43.06%) C#
3 87 (40.28%) SQL
4 73 (33.80%) Java
5 38 (17.59%) PHP
6 32 (14.81%) Ruby
7 21 (9.72%) Python
8 16 (7.41%) Go
9 9 (4.17%) TypeScript
10 7 (3.24%) C
11 5 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.39%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.39%) Scala
13 2 (0.93%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.93%) COBOL
13 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.46%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 24 (11.11%) Degree
2 16 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.24%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.11%) QA
2 7 (3.24%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 5 (2.31%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.85%) Docker
2 3 (1.39%) Varnish
3 1 (0.46%) GPFS
3 1 (0.46%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (1.85%) Kibana
2 3 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.39%) Puppet
2 3 (1.39%) SCCM
2 3 (1.39%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.46%) Consul
3 1 (0.46%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 25 (11.57%) SAP
2 21 (9.72%) Oracle
3 18 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.70%) Google
5 7 (3.24%) IBM
6 6 (2.78%) Rackspace
6 6 (2.78%) VMware
7 5 (2.31%) Cognizant
7 5 (2.31%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.93%) Alibaba
9 2 (0.93%) New Relic
9 2 (0.93%) Sybase
9 2 (0.93%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.93%) Zend
10 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.46%) Twitter