Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 193 169 181
Rank change year-on-year -24 +12 -32
Permanent jobs citing SOA 162 226 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.56% 1.76% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.91% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 128 178 137
North West median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £32,300
90th Percentile £78,750 £73,025 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 9,443 11,861 11,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.18% 92.46% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7,563 9,494 9,536
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,825 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 -49 93 £55,000 - 31
Cheshire +66 59 £55,000 -12.00% 12
Merseyside +17 9 £75,000 +42.86% 2
Lancashire +13 1 £62,500 - 3
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 71 (43.83%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (40.74%) Java
3 59 (36.42%) Web Services
4 54 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 53 (32.72%) SQL
6 48 (29.63%) TDD
6 48 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 48 (29.63%) Microservices
7 47 (29.01%) Finance
8 43 (26.54%) HTML
9 42 (25.93%) Spring
10 40 (24.69%) RESTful
10 40 (24.69%) CSS
11 39 (24.07%) HTML5
11 39 (24.07%) Software Engineering
12 38 (23.46%) Git (software)
12 38 (23.46%) DevOps
13 35 (21.60%) Microsoft
14 34 (20.99%) OO
14 34 (20.99%) Amazon AWS
14 34 (20.99%) SDLC
15 33 (20.37%) OOP
15 33 (20.37%) C#
16 32 (19.75%) MVC
17 31 (19.14%) .NET
17 31 (19.14%) Test Automation
18 30 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
19 29 (17.90%) REST
20 27 (16.67%) NoSQL
21 25 (15.43%) AngularJS

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 12 (7.41%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (6.17%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (4.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (3.70%) JBoss
4 6 (3.70%) Jetty
5 5 (3.09%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.47%) Confluence
7 3 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.85%) NServiceBus
8 2 (1.23%) CMS
8 2 (1.23%) nginx
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.85%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 48 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (20.99%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (13.58%) SaaS
4 21 (12.96%) PaaS
5 19 (11.73%) IaaS
6 18 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (8.02%) GitHub
8 10 (6.17%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (3.09%) Algolia
10 4 (2.47%) Firebase
11 2 (1.23%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.62%) Catchpoint
12 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.62%) Datadog
12 1 (0.62%) Logentries
12 1 (0.62%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.62%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.02%) HTTP
2 8 (4.94%) WAN
3 3 (1.85%) AMQP
4 1 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 24 (14.81%) MySQL
3 19 (11.73%) SQL Server
4 17 (10.49%) Relational Database
5 15 (9.26%) MongoDB
6 13 (8.02%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (7.41%) Neo4j
8 10 (6.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.47%) Endeca
10 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.47%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.23%) Big Data
12 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.23%) Redis
13 1 (0.62%) OLAP
13 1 (0.62%) OLTP
13 1 (0.62%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 38 (23.46%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.26%) JIRA
3 13 (8.02%) GitLab
3 13 (8.02%) Selenium
4 6 (3.70%) Maven
5 5 (3.09%) Gradle
5 5 (3.09%) Protractor
5 5 (3.09%) SoapUI
5 5 (3.09%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.47%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.85%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.85%) CA Release Automation
7 3 (1.85%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.85%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.85%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.23%) gulp
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 47 (29.01%) Finance
2 24 (14.81%) Retail
3 22 (13.58%) Banking
4 11 (6.79%) Manufacturing
5 10 (6.17%) Local Government
6 9 (5.56%) Investment Banking
7 6 (3.70%) Law
8 4 (2.47%) Games
9 2 (1.23%) Advertising
9 2 (1.23%) Back Office
9 2 (1.23%) Marketing
10 1 (0.62%) Automotive
10 1 (0.62%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 67 (41.36%) Developer
2 54 (33.33%) Architect
3 28 (17.28%) Java Developer
4 26 (16.05%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (8.64%) Cloud Architect
6 13 (8.02%) Consultant
6 13 (8.02%) Senior Developer
6 13 (8.02%) Software Engineer
7 12 (7.41%) Cloud Consultant
7 12 (7.41%) Web Architect
8 11 (6.79%) .NET Developer
8 11 (6.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 10 (6.17%) AWS Architect
9 10 (6.17%) AWS Consultant
9 10 (6.17%) Web Consultant
10 9 (5.56%) Analyst
10 9 (5.56%) C# Developer
10 9 (5.56%) Java Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) Technical Architect
12 7 (4.32%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (36.42%) Web Services
2 43 (26.54%) HTML
3 42 (25.93%) Spring
4 40 (24.69%) CSS
4 40 (24.69%) RESTful
5 39 (24.07%) HTML5
6 31 (19.14%) .NET
7 29 (17.90%) REST
8 25 (15.43%) AngularJS
8 25 (15.43%) React
9 17 (10.49%) CSS3
10 12 (7.41%) jQuery
10 12 (7.41%) Middleware
11 11 (6.79%) J2EE
11 11 (6.79%) SOAP
12 9 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (5.56%) JSON
12 9 (5.56%) Node.js
13 8 (4.94%) React Native
13 8 (4.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (8.64%) Mobile App
3 13 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.79%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.94%) Cloud Native
5 8 (4.94%) Fixed Income
5 8 (4.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (4.94%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.09%) User Experience
7 4 (2.47%) Fintech
8 2 (1.23%) Arduino
8 2 (1.23%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.23%) Online Gambling
8 2 (1.23%) Online Games
8 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.62%) EPoS
9 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.17%) Windows
2 9 (5.56%) Unix
3 6 (3.70%) Linux
4 5 (3.09%) Android
4 5 (3.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (43.83%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (29.63%) Microservices
2 48 (29.63%) TDD
3 39 (24.07%) Software Engineering
4 38 (23.46%) DevOps
5 34 (20.99%) OO
5 34 (20.99%) SDLC
6 33 (20.37%) OOP
7 32 (19.75%) MVC
8 31 (19.14%) Test Automation
9 25 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (13.58%) Data Modelling
12 21 (12.96%) IT Strategy
12 21 (12.96%) Open Source
13 20 (12.35%) TOGAF
14 18 (11.11%) Business Process Analysis
14 18 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (10.49%) Mentoring
16 15 (9.26%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 66 (40.74%) Java
2 54 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 53 (32.72%) SQL
4 33 (20.37%) C#
5 14 (8.64%) TypeScript
6 8 (4.94%) PHP
6 8 (4.94%) Python
7 6 (3.70%) Ruby
8 5 (3.09%) Java 8
8 5 (3.09%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.47%) VBScript
10 3 (1.85%) PHP 5
10 3 (1.85%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.23%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.23%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.62%) ES6
12 1 (0.62%) ES7
12 1 (0.62%) ES8
12 1 (0.62%) Go
12 1 (0.62%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 18 (11.11%) Degree
2 17 (10.49%) TOGAF Certification
3 4 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.23%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.62%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.88%) QA
2 12 (7.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (9.26%) Docker
2 12 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) Kibana
1 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.62%) SCCM
1 1 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 35 (21.60%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.81%) Google
3 10 (6.17%) Rackspace
3 10 (6.17%) VMware
4 8 (4.94%) Oracle
5 4 (2.47%) FatWire
5 4 (2.47%) hybris
5 4 (2.47%) IBM
5 4 (2.47%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.85%) Green Hat
7 2 (1.23%) Ensighten
7 2 (1.23%) Maxymiser
8 1 (0.62%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.62%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.62%) PubNub
8 1 (0.62%) Snowplow