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

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 151 137
Rank change year-on-year -21 -14 +13
Permanent jobs citing SOA 227 256 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.75% 2.07% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.26% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 182 165 221
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £39,125 £32,200 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £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 11,923 11,338 10,168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.03% 91.47% 89.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,601 9,439 8,467
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,000 £62,500 £60,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 April 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 April 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 -21 163 £55,000 +10.00% 30
Cheshire -6 55 £53,750 +7.50% 8
Merseyside -2 4 £52,500 +101.92% 1
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 130 (57.27%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (41.41%) Java
3 88 (38.77%) Web Services
4 87 (38.33%) Microservices
5 86 (37.89%) MVC
6 85 (37.44%) .NET
7 77 (33.92%) JavaScript
8 76 (33.48%) HTML
9 72 (31.72%) Finance
10 71 (31.28%) CSS
11 68 (29.96%) Scrum
12 65 (28.63%) C#
12 65 (28.63%) SQL Server
12 65 (28.63%) TDD
12 65 (28.63%) Spring
13 63 (27.75%) SOAP
14 62 (27.31%) RESTful
15 61 (26.87%) SQL
16 58 (25.55%) Software Engineering
17 56 (24.67%) HTML5
17 56 (24.67%) Enterprise Software
18 53 (23.35%) Mentoring
18 53 (23.35%) OO
19 51 (22.47%) REST
20 49 (21.59%) SDLC
20 49 (21.59%) Degree
21 47 (20.70%) Microsoft Azure
21 47 (20.70%) AngularJS
22 45 (19.82%) Analytical Skills
23 44 (19.38%) CSS3

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 17 (7.49%) nginx
2 13 (5.73%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (5.29%) Confluence
3 12 (5.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (4.41%) Apache
5 4 (1.76%) CICS
5 4 (1.76%) JBoss
5 4 (1.76%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.32%) CMS
7 2 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (5.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.76%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.88%) Magento
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 47 (20.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (15.42%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (9.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 21 (9.25%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (5.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (4.41%) GitHub
5 10 (4.41%) IaaS
5 10 (4.41%) SaaS
6 8 (3.52%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.76%) Office 365
7 4 (1.76%) PaaS
8 2 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.44%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.10%) HTTP
2 16 (7.05%) SSL
3 3 (1.32%) Broadband
3 3 (1.32%) Internet
4 1 (0.44%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (28.63%) SQL Server
2 41 (18.06%) MySQL
3 30 (13.22%) Relational Database
4 29 (12.78%) NoSQL
5 27 (11.89%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (10.13%) Redis
7 17 (7.49%) RDBMS
8 14 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.64%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.20%) Big Data
10 5 (2.20%) DB2
10 5 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.76%) Looker
11 4 (1.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (1.76%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.88%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (9.25%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.93%) JIRA
3 7 (3.08%) Gradle
3 7 (3.08%) Maven
4 6 (2.64%) Bitbucket
4 6 (2.64%) JUnit
4 6 (2.64%) Spock
4 6 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.20%) CA Release Automation
6 4 (1.76%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.76%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.76%) Subversion
7 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.88%) jMock
7 2 (0.88%) Mockito
7 2 (0.88%) NUnit
7 2 (0.88%) Selenium
7 2 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 72 (31.72%) Finance
2 27 (11.89%) Retail
3 25 (11.01%) Banking
4 14 (6.17%) Law
5 13 (5.73%) Manufacturing
6 12 (5.29%) Advertising
6 12 (5.29%) Investment Banking
6 12 (5.29%) Local Government
7 10 (4.41%) Marketing
8 9 (3.96%) Billing
9 6 (2.64%) Back Office
10 5 (2.20%) Legal
11 3 (1.32%) Automotive
12 2 (0.88%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.44%) Electronics
13 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (42.29%) Architect
2 93 (40.97%) Developer
3 32 (14.10%) Java Developer
4 30 (13.22%) Senior Developer
4 30 (13.22%) Solutions Architect
5 24 (10.57%) Technical Architect
6 23 (10.13%) .NET Developer
7 19 (8.37%) Software Engineer
8 17 (7.49%) Java Engineer
9 16 (7.05%) Java Architect
9 16 (7.05%) PHP Architect
10 15 (6.61%) Java Software Engineer
10 15 (6.61%) Senior Java Developer
11 14 (6.17%) C# Architect
11 14 (6.17%) Cloud Architect
11 14 (6.17%) Web Architect
12 13 (5.73%) AWS Architect
13 12 (5.29%) AWS Consultant
13 12 (5.29%) Cloud Consultant
13 12 (5.29%) Java Developer - Fintech
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (38.77%) Web Services
2 85 (37.44%) .NET
3 76 (33.48%) HTML
4 71 (31.28%) CSS
5 65 (28.63%) Spring
6 63 (27.75%) SOAP
7 62 (27.31%) RESTful
8 56 (24.67%) HTML5
9 51 (22.47%) REST
10 47 (20.70%) AngularJS
11 44 (19.38%) CSS3
12 39 (17.18%) ASP.NET
13 36 (15.86%) Middleware
14 34 (14.98%) JSON
15 32 (14.10%) jQuery
15 32 (14.10%) Spring Boot
16 31 (13.66%) Spring MVC
17 30 (13.22%) XML
18 29 (12.78%) React
19 26 (11.45%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 56 (24.67%) Enterprise Software
2 45 (19.82%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (18.06%) Computer Science
4 17 (7.49%) Fintech
5 13 (5.73%) Management Information System
5 13 (5.73%) N-Tier
5 13 (5.73%) User Experience
6 11 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.20%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.20%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.32%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.88%) IVR
10 2 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) Arduino
11 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) Replication
11 1 (0.44%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.61%) Linux
2 9 (3.96%) Android
2 9 (3.96%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.20%) Windows
4 4 (1.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (57.27%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (38.33%) Microservices
3 86 (37.89%) MVC
4 68 (29.96%) Scrum
5 65 (28.63%) TDD
6 58 (25.55%) Software Engineering
7 53 (23.35%) Mentoring
7 53 (23.35%) OO
8 49 (21.59%) SDLC
9 39 (17.18%) DevOps
10 37 (16.30%) BDD
10 37 (16.30%) Web Development
11 36 (15.86%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (15.86%) Responsive Web Design
11 36 (15.86%) TOGAF
12 33 (14.54%) Unit Testing
13 32 (14.10%) Coaching
14 31 (13.66%) Open Source
14 31 (13.66%) Use Case
15 30 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (41.41%) Java
2 77 (33.92%) JavaScript
3 65 (28.63%) C#
4 61 (26.87%) SQL
5 41 (18.06%) PHP
6 38 (16.74%) Ruby
7 27 (11.89%) Python
8 21 (9.25%) Go
9 19 (8.37%) TypeScript
10 15 (6.61%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.64%) C
12 4 (1.76%) COBOL
12 4 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.32%) Java 8
14 2 (0.88%) Scala
14 2 (0.88%) XQuery
15 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 49 (21.59%) Degree
2 27 (11.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (10.57%) TOGAF Certification
4 13 (5.73%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.76%) HND
6 1 (0.44%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (14.98%) QA
2 12 (5.29%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 3 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (11.01%) Docker
2 2 (0.88%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (5.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 41 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.73%) Google
2 13 (5.73%) Oracle
3 12 (5.29%) Rackspace
3 12 (5.29%) VMware
4 9 (3.96%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (3.52%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.76%) Cognizant
6 4 (1.76%) Splunk
7 3 (1.32%) Capita
8 2 (0.88%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.44%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.44%) IBM
9 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.44%) SAP
9 1 (0.44%) Teradata
9 1 (0.44%) Twitter
9 1 (0.44%) Zend