Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 199 171
Rank change year-on-year +38 -28 -19
Permanent jobs citing SOA 243 166 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.90% 1.36% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.53% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 152 101 204
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,625 £37,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,375 £73,750 £66,250
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 11432 10869 11774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.61% 89.28% 89.66%
Number of salaries quoted 9079 9097 9648
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +55 178 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Cheshire 0 44 £47,500 +8.57% 3
Merseyside -17 19 £70,000 +55.56% 1
Lancashire - 2 £72,500 - 2
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 145 (59.67%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (55.56%) Web Services
3 133 (54.73%) JavaScript
4 120 (49.38%) MVC
5 119 (48.97%) .NET
6 113 (46.50%) C#
7 110 (45.27%) SQL
8 93 (38.27%) TDD
9 85 (34.98%) Java
10 84 (34.57%) HTML
11 81 (33.33%) ASP.NET
12 77 (31.69%) REST
13 73 (30.04%) ASP.NET Web API
14 70 (28.81%) Finance
15 66 (27.16%) CSS
15 66 (27.16%) OO
16 62 (25.51%) MySQL
17 61 (25.10%) AngularJS
17 61 (25.10%) ASP.NET MVC
18 60 (24.69%) jQuery
19 57 (23.46%) SQL Server
20 55 (22.63%) Web Development
21 53 (21.81%) Continuous Integration
22 52 (21.40%) N-Tier
23 51 (20.99%) Test Automation
23 51 (20.99%) Amazon AWS
23 51 (20.99%) Node.js
24 49 (20.16%) SOAP
25 48 (19.75%) Oracle
25 48 (19.75%) Ajax

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 48 (19.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 19 (7.82%) nginx
3 18 (7.41%) Apache
4 12 (4.94%) Oracle Service Bus
5 9 (3.70%) JBoss
6 8 (3.29%) Confluence
7 5 (2.06%) GlassFish
8 4 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.65%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.23%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.82%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.82%) CMS
10 2 (0.82%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.82%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.41%) IIS
11 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Magento
1 3 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 51 (20.99%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (19.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.94%) SaaS
4 10 (4.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (2.06%) GitHub
6 3 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.41%) IaaS
7 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (19.34%) HTTP
2 23 (9.47%) SSL
3 9 (3.70%) FTP
4 7 (2.88%) HTTPS
4 7 (2.88%) Intranet
5 4 (1.65%) Internet
6 2 (0.82%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (25.51%) MySQL
2 57 (23.46%) SQL Server
3 38 (15.64%) NoSQL
4 17 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (6.58%) MongoDB
6 13 (5.35%) Redis
7 12 (4.94%) Big Data
8 11 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (4.12%) DB2
9 10 (4.12%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.88%) CouchDB
10 7 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (2.47%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (2.06%) Qlik Sense
12 5 (2.06%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 46 (18.93%) Git (software)
2 33 (13.58%) Jenkins
3 25 (10.29%) JIRA
4 15 (6.17%) TeamCity
5 11 (4.53%) Bitbucket
6 10 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (4.12%) Selenium
7 9 (3.70%) Lombardi
8 8 (3.29%) JUnit
8 8 (3.29%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (2.47%) Maven
10 5 (2.06%) Gradle
10 5 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (2.06%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.23%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.23%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.23%) Protractor
11 3 (1.23%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.23%) Vagrant
General
1 70 (28.81%) Finance
2 28 (11.52%) Manufacturing
3 25 (10.29%) Electronics
3 25 (10.29%) Marketing
3 25 (10.29%) Telecoms
4 23 (9.47%) Banking
5 11 (4.53%) Retail
6 10 (4.12%) Back Office
7 6 (2.47%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.65%) Law
8 4 (1.65%) Publishing
9 3 (1.23%) Games
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 141 (58.02%) Developer
2 65 (26.75%) .NET Developer
3 64 (26.34%) C# Developer
4 57 (23.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 44 (18.11%) Architect
6 37 (15.23%) Java Developer
6 37 (15.23%) Senior Developer
7 35 (14.40%) ASP.NET Developer
7 35 (14.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (10.70%) Software Developer
8 26 (10.70%) Software Engineer
9 21 (8.64%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
11 16 (6.58%) Senior C# Developer
12 15 (6.17%) C# Software Developer
13 14 (5.76%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 13 (5.35%) .NET Software Developer
15 12 (4.94%) C# Software Engineer
15 12 (4.94%) Senior Java Developer
16 11 (4.53%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (55.56%) Web Services
2 119 (48.97%) .NET
3 84 (34.57%) HTML
4 81 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 77 (31.69%) REST
6 73 (30.04%) ASP.NET Web API
7 66 (27.16%) CSS
8 61 (25.10%) AngularJS
8 61 (25.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 60 (24.69%) jQuery
10 51 (20.99%) Node.js
11 49 (20.16%) SOAP
12 48 (19.75%) Ajax
12 48 (19.75%) Spring
13 43 (17.70%) HTML5
14 42 (17.28%) RESTful
15 37 (15.23%) React
15 37 (15.23%) XML
16 32 (13.17%) .NET Framework
17 29 (11.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 52 (21.40%) N-Tier
2 29 (11.93%) iPad
3 18 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 17 (7.00%) Mobile App
4 17 (7.00%) User Experience
5 16 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (5.76%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.29%) Fintech
8 5 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.06%) Online Banking
8 5 (2.06%) Social Media
8 5 (2.06%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.23%) Life Science
10 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.41%) FMCG
11 1 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.41%) HACMP
11 1 (0.41%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.87%) Linux
2 10 (4.12%) Windows
3 4 (1.65%) Android
3 4 (1.65%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.65%) Unix
4 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (59.67%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (49.38%) MVC
3 93 (38.27%) TDD
4 66 (27.16%) OO
5 55 (22.63%) Web Development
6 53 (21.81%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (20.99%) Test Automation
8 45 (18.52%) Software Engineering
9 44 (18.11%) E-Commerce
10 42 (17.28%) Scrum
10 42 (17.28%) SDLC
11 40 (16.46%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (16.05%) BDD
13 37 (15.23%) Mentoring
14 36 (14.81%) DevOps
15 27 (11.11%) Microservices
16 25 (10.29%) Digital Marketing
16 25 (10.29%) Programme Management
16 25 (10.29%) SOLID
17 24 (9.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 133 (54.73%) JavaScript
2 113 (46.50%) C#
3 110 (45.27%) SQL
4 85 (34.98%) Java
5 37 (15.23%) PHP
6 27 (11.11%) Ruby
7 13 (5.35%) Python
7 13 (5.35%) TypeScript
8 12 (4.94%) XPath
9 10 (4.12%) Go
10 8 (3.29%) C
10 8 (3.29%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.88%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.06%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.06%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.06%) XQuery
13 3 (1.23%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.23%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.23%) Scala
14 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (8.23%) Degree
2 15 (6.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.88%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.88%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.23%) QA
2 5 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.23%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 3 (1.23%) Varnish
2 1 (0.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.41%) GPFS
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.41%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 7 (2.88%) Kibana
2 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.23%) Puppet
2 3 (1.23%) SCCM
2 3 (1.23%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.41%) Consul
3 1 (0.41%) Nagios
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.41%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 48 (19.75%) Oracle
2 30 (12.35%) SAP
3 24 (9.88%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.53%) IBM
5 5 (2.06%) Cognizant
5 5 (2.06%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.23%) New Relic
6 3 (1.23%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.23%) Zend
7 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.82%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.82%) Sybase
8 1 (0.41%) Google
8 1 (0.41%) IDERA
8 1 (0.41%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.41%) VMware