Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 156 195
Rank change year-on-year -5 +39 -46
Permanent jobs citing SOA 225 263 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.91% 2.02% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.21% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 153 159 105
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,850 £73,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +1.69%

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 10,731 11,880 10,810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.99% 91.15% 90.51%
Number of salaries quoted 8,620 9,471 9,045
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 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -3 156 £50,000 - 25
Cheshire +9 57 £55,000 +12.82% 9
Merseyside 0 11 £75,000 +33.33%
Lancashire +11 2 - - 3
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 135 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (40.89%) Java
3 89 (39.56%) JavaScript
4 87 (38.67%) Microservices
5 72 (32.00%) TDD
6 69 (30.67%) HTML
7 68 (30.22%) Scrum
8 67 (29.78%) SQL
8 67 (29.78%) OO
9 66 (29.33%) Finance
9 66 (29.33%) RESTful
10 64 (28.44%) CSS
10 64 (28.44%) Web Services
11 62 (27.56%) Microsoft Azure
11 62 (27.56%) DevOps
12 60 (26.67%) HTML5
13 59 (26.22%) Software Engineering
14 57 (25.33%) .NET
14 57 (25.33%) AngularJS
15 55 (24.44%) React
16 54 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (22.22%) C#
18 49 (21.78%) OOP
18 49 (21.78%) Open Source
19 48 (21.33%) Amazon AWS
20 45 (20.00%) CSS3
21 44 (19.56%) NoSQL
22 43 (19.11%) MVC
23 41 (18.22%) Microsoft
23 41 (18.22%) SQL Server

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 (5.78%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (3.11%) nginx
5 4 (1.78%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.33%) Apache
6 3 (1.33%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.89%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.89%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.89%) JBoss
7 2 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.89%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.44%) CMS
8 1 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 62 (27.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (21.33%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (7.56%) GitHub
4 15 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (6.22%) IaaS
5 14 (6.22%) PaaS
5 14 (6.22%) SaaS
6 11 (4.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 10 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (4.00%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.89%) Serverless
10 1 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.44%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.78%) HTTP
2 7 (3.11%) AMQP
2 7 (3.11%) SSL
3 6 (2.67%) WAN
4 5 (2.22%) Internet
5 2 (0.89%) Intranet
5 2 (0.89%) MQTT
6 1 (0.44%) Firewall
6 1 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.44%) SAN
6 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.56%) NoSQL
2 41 (18.22%) SQL Server
3 39 (17.33%) MySQL
4 27 (12.00%) Relational Database
5 23 (10.22%) MongoDB
6 22 (9.78%) Neo4j
7 19 (8.44%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (8.00%) RDBMS
9 16 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (6.67%) Big Data
11 13 (5.78%) Hadoop
12 11 (4.89%) Redis
13 10 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (2.67%) Oracle Database
16 5 (2.22%) MariaDB
16 5 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
17 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
18 2 (0.89%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 37 (16.44%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.56%) GitLab
3 16 (7.11%) Selenium
4 12 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (4.44%) SoapUI
6 5 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.78%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.78%) JIRA
8 3 (1.33%) CA Release Automation
8 3 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.33%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.33%) Xcode
8 3 (1.33%) Zephyr
9 2 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.89%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.89%) Log4j
9 2 (0.89%) Log4Net
9 2 (0.89%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (0.89%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 66 (29.33%) Finance
2 33 (14.67%) Banking
3 24 (10.67%) Law
4 18 (8.00%) Retail
5 16 (7.11%) Investment Banking
6 12 (5.33%) Manufacturing
7 11 (4.89%) Local Government
8 6 (2.67%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.78%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.89%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.44%) Back Office
11 1 (0.44%) Electronics
11 1 (0.44%) Games
11 1 (0.44%) Legal
11 1 (0.44%) Marketing
11 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 105 (46.67%) Developer
2 72 (32.00%) Architect
3 36 (16.00%) Java Developer
4 31 (13.78%) Senior Developer
4 31 (13.78%) Solutions Architect
5 28 (12.44%) Full Stack Developer
6 21 (9.33%) .NET Developer
7 15 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
8 13 (5.78%) Enterprise Architect
9 12 (5.33%) C# Developer
9 12 (5.33%) Web Architect
10 11 (4.89%) Analyst
10 11 (4.89%) AWS Architect
10 11 (4.89%) AWS Consultant
10 11 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (4.89%) Cloud Consultant
10 11 (4.89%) Consultant
10 11 (4.89%) Senior Full Stack Developer
10 11 (4.89%) Web Consultant
11 10 (4.44%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (30.67%) HTML
2 66 (29.33%) RESTful
3 64 (28.44%) CSS
3 64 (28.44%) Web Services
4 60 (26.67%) HTML5
5 57 (25.33%) .NET
5 57 (25.33%) AngularJS
6 55 (24.44%) React
7 45 (20.00%) CSS3
8 39 (17.33%) REST
9 34 (15.11%) Spring
10 27 (12.00%) Node.js
11 25 (11.11%) SOAP
12 21 (9.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (8.89%) ASP.NET
13 20 (8.89%) jQuery
14 18 (8.00%) XML
15 17 (7.56%) Middleware
16 15 (6.67%) XSL
17 14 (6.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.78%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (11.11%) N-Tier
3 21 (9.33%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.67%) Fixed Income
5 14 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (5.78%) Mainframe
7 12 (5.33%) Management Information System
8 11 (4.89%) Arduino
9 10 (4.44%) Fintech
10 9 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (4.00%) User Experience
11 7 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (2.22%) Clustering
14 2 (0.89%) IBM Mainframe
14 2 (0.89%) IVR
15 1 (0.44%) Internet of Things
15 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
15 1 (0.44%) Online Banking
15 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.11%) Windows
2 22 (9.78%) Linux
3 9 (4.00%) Android
3 9 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.33%) Unix
5 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (38.67%) Microservices
3 72 (32.00%) TDD
4 68 (30.22%) Scrum
5 67 (29.78%) OO
6 62 (27.56%) DevOps
7 59 (26.22%) Software Engineering
8 54 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (21.78%) OOP
9 49 (21.78%) Open Source
10 43 (19.11%) MVC
11 36 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
12 35 (15.56%) Software Delivery
13 34 (15.11%) Mentoring
13 34 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 33 (14.67%) SDLC
15 28 (12.44%) Test Automation
15 28 (12.44%) TOGAF
16 26 (11.56%) Enterprise Architecture
17 25 (11.11%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 92 (40.89%) Java
2 89 (39.56%) JavaScript
3 67 (29.78%) SQL
4 50 (22.22%) C#
5 33 (14.67%) TypeScript
6 22 (9.78%) PHP
7 20 (8.89%) Ruby
8 18 (8.00%) Python
9 17 (7.56%) T-SQL
10 12 (5.33%) Java 8
11 11 (4.89%) Go
12 7 (3.11%) PHP 5
13 6 (2.67%) C
14 4 (1.78%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.78%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.78%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.78%) XPath
15 3 (1.33%) Scala
16 2 (0.89%) Clojure
16 2 (0.89%) Jython
Qualifications
1 19 (8.44%) Degree
2 11 (4.89%) OCPJP
3 8 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.56%) TOGAF Certification
4 5 (2.22%) ISEB
5 3 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.89%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.89%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (17.78%) QA
2 8 (3.56%) GDPR
3 2 (0.89%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
2 20 (8.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.89%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.44%) Kibana
2 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (18.22%) Microsoft
2 29 (12.89%) Google
3 13 (5.78%) Oracle
4 11 (4.89%) Rackspace
4 11 (4.89%) VMware
5 10 (4.44%) Cloudera
6 5 (2.22%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.78%) CA
7 4 (1.78%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.33%) GoldenSource
8 3 (1.33%) IBM
8 3 (1.33%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.89%) Facebook
9 2 (0.89%) Talend
9 2 (0.89%) Teradata
9 2 (0.89%) Yahoo!
9 2 (0.89%) Zend
10 1 (0.44%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.44%) Green Hat
10 1 (0.44%) Red Hat