Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 137 172
Rank change year-on-year -17 +35 -19
Permanent jobs citing SOA 262 308 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.12% 2.33% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.56% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 184 179 149
North West median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £28,325 £33,750 £35,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £62,250 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +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 11,283 12,032 10,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.12% 91.11% 89.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,105 9,772 8,657
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 0 179 £52,500 +5.00% 29
Cheshire -6 67 £52,500 +5.00% 10
Merseyside -9 11 £55,000 -2.22% 1
Lancashire +4 1 - - 3
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 155 (59.16%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (43.51%) Microservices
3 105 (40.08%) Java
4 93 (35.50%) JavaScript
5 86 (32.82%) TDD
6 81 (30.92%) SQL
6 81 (30.92%) RESTful
7 79 (30.15%) HTML
8 78 (29.77%) Web Services
9 76 (29.01%) Finance
10 75 (28.63%) CSS
11 74 (28.24%) .NET
11 74 (28.24%) Scrum
12 67 (25.57%) AngularJS
13 64 (24.43%) HTML5
13 64 (24.43%) OO
14 62 (23.66%) Software Engineering
15 61 (23.28%) Microsoft Azure
16 57 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
16 57 (21.76%) DevOps
17 54 (20.61%) Mentoring
17 54 (20.61%) Enterprise Software
17 54 (20.61%) Amazon AWS
17 54 (20.61%) SQL Server
17 54 (20.61%) C#
18 53 (20.23%) MVC
19 51 (19.47%) SOAP
19 51 (19.47%) Spring
20 50 (19.08%) OOP
20 50 (19.08%) React

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 14 (5.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (4.96%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (4.96%) nginx
3 11 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (3.82%) Confluence
5 8 (3.05%) Apache
6 4 (1.53%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.53%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.15%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.76%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.76%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.38%) CMS
9 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.53%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 61 (23.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (20.61%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (8.40%) GitHub
4 17 (6.49%) IaaS
4 17 (6.49%) SaaS
5 16 (6.11%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (5.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 12 (4.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (4.58%) PaaS
8 10 (3.82%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.53%) Office 365
10 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.38%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.25%) HTTP
2 12 (4.58%) SSL
3 5 (1.91%) Internet
4 3 (1.15%) WAN
5 2 (0.76%) AMQP
5 2 (0.76%) Broadband
5 2 (0.76%) Intranet
5 2 (0.76%) MQTT
6 1 (0.38%) CTI
6 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 46 (17.56%) NoSQL
3 45 (17.18%) MySQL
4 39 (14.89%) Relational Database
5 26 (9.92%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (9.54%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (9.54%) RDBMS
7 21 (8.02%) MongoDB
8 20 (7.63%) Neo4j
9 16 (6.11%) Redis
10 12 (4.58%) Big Data
10 12 (4.58%) Hadoop
10 12 (4.58%) Oracle Database
11 10 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (1.91%) MariaDB
15 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
16 4 (1.53%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 37 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.49%) JIRA
3 13 (4.96%) GitLab
4 12 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (3.82%) Selenium
6 7 (2.67%) SoapUI
7 5 (1.91%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.91%) Gradle
7 5 (1.91%) JUnit
7 5 (1.91%) Maven
7 5 (1.91%) Spock
8 4 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (1.53%) Subversion
9 3 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.15%) PHPUnit
9 3 (1.15%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.76%) Sinon.JS
10 2 (0.76%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 76 (29.01%) Finance
2 30 (11.45%) Banking
3 22 (8.40%) Retail
4 17 (6.49%) Law
5 13 (4.96%) Investment Banking
6 11 (4.20%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.82%) Local Government
8 6 (2.29%) Legal
8 6 (2.29%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.91%) Marketing
10 4 (1.53%) Advertising
10 4 (1.53%) Back Office
10 4 (1.53%) Billing
11 2 (0.76%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.38%) Automotive
12 1 (0.38%) Electronics
12 1 (0.38%) Games
12 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 129 (49.24%) Developer
2 82 (31.30%) Architect
3 45 (17.18%) Java Developer
4 39 (14.89%) Senior Developer
5 35 (13.36%) Solutions Architect
6 28 (10.69%) Full Stack Developer
7 27 (10.31%) .NET Developer
8 16 (6.11%) Senior Java Developer
9 15 (5.73%) Software Engineer
10 14 (5.34%) Cloud Architect
11 12 (4.58%) Java Developer - Fintech
11 12 (4.58%) Senior Full Stack Developer
12 11 (4.20%) AWS Architect
12 11 (4.20%) Enterprise Architect
12 11 (4.20%) Lead Architect
12 11 (4.20%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.82%) AWS Consultant
13 10 (3.82%) C# Developer
13 10 (3.82%) Consultant
13 10 (3.82%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (30.92%) RESTful
2 79 (30.15%) HTML
3 78 (29.77%) Web Services
4 75 (28.63%) CSS
5 74 (28.24%) .NET
6 67 (25.57%) AngularJS
7 64 (24.43%) HTML5
8 51 (19.47%) SOAP
8 51 (19.47%) Spring
9 50 (19.08%) React
10 48 (18.32%) CSS3
11 47 (17.94%) REST
12 29 (11.07%) Middleware
13 26 (9.92%) ASP.NET Web API
14 24 (9.16%) ASP.NET
15 23 (8.78%) JSON
15 23 (8.78%) Spring Boot
16 22 (8.40%) Node.js
16 22 (8.40%) XML
17 21 (8.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 54 (20.61%) Enterprise Software
2 30 (11.45%) Computer Science
3 25 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (8.40%) Fintech
5 19 (7.25%) N-Tier
6 11 (4.20%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.82%) Fixed Income
8 9 (3.44%) Mainframe
8 9 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (3.44%) User Experience
9 7 (2.67%) Arduino
10 5 (1.91%) Clustering
10 5 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.76%) IVR
12 2 (0.76%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.76%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.38%) Replication
13 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.78%) Linux
2 21 (8.02%) Windows
3 10 (3.82%) Android
3 10 (3.82%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.15%) Unix
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (59.16%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (43.51%) Microservices
3 86 (32.82%) TDD
4 74 (28.24%) Scrum
5 64 (24.43%) OO
6 62 (23.66%) Software Engineering
7 57 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (21.76%) DevOps
8 54 (20.61%) Mentoring
9 53 (20.23%) MVC
10 50 (19.08%) OOP
11 48 (18.32%) Open Source
12 41 (15.65%) SDLC
13 34 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (12.98%) Software Delivery
14 33 (12.60%) BDD
15 32 (12.21%) Responsive Web Design
15 32 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (12.21%) Test Automation
16 30 (11.45%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 105 (40.08%) Java
2 93 (35.50%) JavaScript
3 81 (30.92%) SQL
4 54 (20.61%) C#
5 32 (12.21%) Ruby
6 30 (11.45%) PHP
6 30 (11.45%) TypeScript
7 24 (9.16%) Python
8 22 (8.40%) T-SQL
9 15 (5.73%) Go
10 8 (3.05%) Java 8
10 8 (3.05%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.29%) C
12 3 (1.15%) Scala
13 2 (0.76%) C++
13 2 (0.76%) Clojure
13 2 (0.76%) COBOL
13 2 (0.76%) Groovy
13 2 (0.76%) JCL
13 2 (0.76%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 39 (14.89%) Degree
2 19 (7.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.67%) OCPJP
3 7 (2.67%) TOGAF Certification
4 6 (2.29%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.53%) HND
5 4 (1.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.53%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.15%) ISEB
7 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (14.89%) QA
2 5 (1.91%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 4 (1.53%) GDPR
4 3 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (9.92%) Docker
2 24 (9.16%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.38%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (4.58%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.76%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.38%) Kibana
3 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (18.32%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.92%) Google
3 16 (6.11%) Oracle
4 10 (3.82%) Cloudera
4 10 (3.82%) Rackspace
4 10 (3.82%) VMware
5 4 (1.53%) Capita
5 4 (1.53%) Cognizant
5 4 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.53%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.53%) Splunk
5 4 (1.53%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.15%) GoldenSource
6 3 (1.15%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.15%) Zend
7 2 (0.76%) Facebook
7 2 (0.76%) IBM
7 2 (0.76%) Talend
7 2 (0.76%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.76%) Yahoo!