Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 126 92 107
Rank change year-on-year -34 +15 -27
Permanent jobs citing SOA 97 155 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.85% 2.81% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.99% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 61 102 102
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £43,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.73% -27.92% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,750 £23,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,250 £90,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +2.56%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,894 5,192 4,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.38% 94.06% 92.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,099 3,467 3,079
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £70,000 £68,525
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Scotland

SOA
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOA in Scotland.

Salary trend for SOA in Scotland

SOA
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for SOA in Scotland

SOA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Glasgow +9 50 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Edinburgh -45 36 £28,500 -17.39% 2
West Lothian -4 8 £40,000 -27.27%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £34,000 -
Dundee - 1 - -
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SOA.

1 61 (62.89%) Java
2 44 (45.36%) SQL
3 41 (42.27%) C++
4 40 (41.24%) C#
5 38 (39.18%) SOAP
5 38 (39.18%) Big Data
6 35 (36.08%) Finance
7 34 (35.05%) Degree
8 32 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (30.93%) Windows
9 30 (30.93%) .NET
10 27 (27.84%) Oracle
11 26 (26.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 26 (26.80%) SDLC
12 25 (25.77%) Git (software)
12 25 (25.77%) Software Engineering
12 25 (25.77%) Software Testing
13 24 (24.74%) Robotics
13 24 (24.74%) WPF
13 24 (24.74%) NetBeans
13 24 (24.74%) GIS
13 24 (24.74%) Swing
13 24 (24.74%) Visual Studio
13 24 (24.74%) RESTful
13 24 (24.74%) Numerate Degree
13 24 (24.74%) Innovative Thinking
14 21 (21.65%) Relational Database
14 21 (21.65%) OO
14 21 (21.65%) RDBMS
15 18 (18.56%) Python

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 26 (26.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (5.15%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.09%) SAS
4 2 (2.06%) Appian
5 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.15%) Power Platform
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.03%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) HTTP
2 4 (4.12%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (39.18%) Big Data
2 24 (24.74%) GIS
3 21 (21.65%) RDBMS
3 21 (21.65%) Relational Database
4 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
5 14 (14.43%) Hadoop
6 11 (11.34%) NoSQL
7 10 (10.31%) MariaDB
8 9 (9.28%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (8.25%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (5.15%) Power BI
12 3 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (3.09%) MongoDB
12 3 (3.09%) QlikView
13 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (1.03%) MySQL
13 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (25.77%) Git (software)
2 24 (24.74%) NetBeans
2 24 (24.74%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.12%) jMock
3 4 (4.12%) JUnit
3 4 (4.12%) Moq
3 4 (4.12%) MSTest
3 4 (4.12%) NUnit
3 4 (4.12%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.09%) ERwin
5 2 (2.06%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.03%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (1.03%) CA Release Automation
6 1 (1.03%) JIRA
6 1 (1.03%) Selenium
General
1 35 (36.08%) Finance
2 8 (8.25%) Banking
3 7 (7.22%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.12%) Legal
5 2 (2.06%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.03%) Electronics
6 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (31.96%) Developer
2 25 (25.77%) C# Software Engineer
2 25 (25.77%) Java Engineer
2 25 (25.77%) Java Software Engineer
2 25 (25.77%) Software Engineer
3 19 (19.59%) Graduate
3 19 (19.59%) Graduate Java Engineer
3 19 (19.59%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
3 19 (19.59%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 18 (18.56%) Architect
5 14 (14.43%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (13.40%) Software Developer
7 11 (11.34%) Python Developer
8 9 (9.28%) BPM Developer
9 6 (6.19%) Middleware Specialist
9 6 (6.19%) Oracle Middleware Specialist
9 6 (6.19%) Oracle Specialist
10 5 (5.15%) Senior C# Software Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Senior Java Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (39.18%) SOAP
2 30 (30.93%) .NET
3 24 (24.74%) RESTful
3 24 (24.74%) Swing
3 24 (24.74%) WPF
4 17 (17.53%) Web Services
5 15 (15.46%) REST
6 13 (13.40%) XML
7 12 (12.37%) HTML
8 11 (11.34%) CSS
9 6 (6.19%) .NET Framework
9 6 (6.19%) JSON
9 6 (6.19%) Middleware
10 5 (5.15%) AngularJS
10 5 (5.15%) WebCenter
10 5 (5.15%) XSLT
11 4 (4.12%) LDAP
11 4 (4.12%) OAuth
11 4 (4.12%) OpenID
11 4 (4.12%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.74%) Robotics
2 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.06%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.06%) User Experience
5 1 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.93%) Windows
2 11 (11.34%) Linux
3 4 (4.12%) Unix
3 4 (4.12%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.03%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.80%) SDLC
3 25 (25.77%) Software Engineering
3 25 (25.77%) Software Testing
4 24 (24.74%) Innovative Thinking
5 21 (21.65%) OO
6 18 (18.56%) TDD
7 17 (17.53%) Test Automation
8 15 (15.46%) Waterfall
9 12 (12.37%) BDD
9 12 (12.37%) Business Process Modelling
10 11 (11.34%) Analytics
10 11 (11.34%) OOA/OOD
10 11 (11.34%) OOD
10 11 (11.34%) Strategic Thinking
11 10 (10.31%) Microservices
11 10 (10.31%) OOP
12 9 (9.28%) BPMN
12 9 (9.28%) Translating Business Requirements
13 8 (8.25%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 61 (62.89%) Java
2 44 (45.36%) SQL
3 41 (42.27%) C++
4 40 (41.24%) C#
5 18 (18.56%) JavaScript
5 18 (18.56%) Python
6 6 (6.19%) C
7 5 (5.15%) R
8 4 (4.12%) Perl
8 4 (4.12%) VB
9 3 (3.09%) Scala
10 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (35.05%) Degree
2 24 (24.74%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (4.12%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (2.06%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.06%) PhD
5 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (12.37%) Kubernetes
2 7 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.06%) Ansible
3 2 (2.06%) CFEngine
3 2 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.06%) Puppet
3 2 (2.06%) Salt
4 1 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (27.84%) Oracle
2 11 (11.34%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.25%) Tableau
4 4 (4.12%) SAP
5 3 (3.09%) Cloudera
5 3 (3.09%) Informatica
5 3 (3.09%) Pega
5 3 (3.09%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.09%) Vertica
6 2 (2.06%) IBM