Period
to 22 February 2020

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 22 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 122 125
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3 -59
Permanent jobs citing SOA 63 108 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.55% 2.07% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.22% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 44 71 77
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.27% +22.22% -18.18%
10th Percentile £27,750 £31,875 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,875 £76,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.84% +3.33%

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 3,754 4,871 5,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.26% 93.49% 93.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2,377 3,142 3,508
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £53,053 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 2020. 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
Edinburgh +32 39 £38,500 -30.00% 3
Glasgow -31 17 £51,750 -5.91% 6
West Lothian +28 3 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £45,000 -
Stirling - 1 - -
SOA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, 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 36 (57.14%) .NET
2 35 (55.56%) C#
3 34 (53.97%) Software Engineering
4 28 (44.44%) Git (software)
5 26 (41.27%) Java
6 25 (39.68%) Windows
7 23 (36.51%) C++
8 22 (34.92%) SQL
9 21 (33.33%) Degree
9 21 (33.33%) RESTful
10 20 (31.75%) Big Data
10 20 (31.75%) Visual Studio
10 20 (31.75%) SOAP
11 18 (28.57%) GIS
11 18 (28.57%) Swing
11 18 (28.57%) Robotics
11 18 (28.57%) WPF
11 18 (28.57%) Software Testing
11 18 (28.57%) NetBeans
11 18 (28.57%) Numerate Degree
11 18 (28.57%) Innovative Thinking
12 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (23.81%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (20.63%) AWS
15 12 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
16 11 (17.46%) Docker
16 11 (17.46%) Microservices
16 11 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (17.46%) Node.js
16 11 (17.46%) MVC

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 8 (12.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (6.35%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.17%) Appian
3 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.17%) CMS
3 2 (3.17%) Drupal
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.59%) Apache
4 1 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Markit EDM
1 4 (6.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 4 (6.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
1 4 (6.35%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) AWS
2 10 (15.87%) SaaS
3 5 (7.94%) Azure
4 2 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.17%) GCP
4 2 (3.17%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) Wireless
2 1 (1.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.75%) Big Data
2 18 (28.57%) GIS
3 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.17%) Power BI
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.59%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.59%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.59%) Flink
6 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 20 (31.75%) Visual Studio
3 18 (28.57%) NetBeans
4 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.17%) Subversion
6 1 (1.59%) Ant
General
1 10 (15.87%) Marketing
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (52.38%) Software Engineer
2 20 (31.75%) Developer
3 18 (28.57%) C# Software Engineer
3 18 (28.57%) Java Engineer
3 18 (28.57%) Java Software Engineer
4 17 (26.98%) Senior Software Engineer
5 13 (20.63%) Architect
6 12 (19.05%) Senior Developer
7 10 (15.87%) Software Developer
8 9 (14.29%) Graduate
8 9 (14.29%) Graduate Java Engineer
8 9 (14.29%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
8 9 (14.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 9 (14.29%) Senior C# Software Engineer
8 9 (14.29%) Senior Java Engineer
8 9 (14.29%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 9 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
8 9 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (12.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 6 (9.52%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (57.14%) .NET
2 21 (33.33%) RESTful
3 20 (31.75%) SOAP
4 18 (28.57%) Swing
4 18 (28.57%) WPF
5 11 (17.46%) Node.js
6 10 (15.87%) React Native
7 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 9 (14.29%) Web Services
8 7 (11.11%) .NET Core
9 6 (9.52%) Middleware
10 5 (7.94%) CSS
11 4 (6.35%) HTML
11 4 (6.35%) HTML5
11 4 (6.35%) IBM Integration Bus
11 4 (6.35%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (6.35%) XML
12 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
12 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (4.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Robotics
2 15 (23.81%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.35%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.17%) User Experience
6 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.68%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) AIX
2 4 (6.35%) Windows 10
2 4 (6.35%) zOS
3 1 (1.59%) Linux
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.97%) Software Engineering
2 18 (28.57%) Innovative Thinking
2 18 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
5 11 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (17.46%) Microservices
5 11 (17.46%) MVC
6 10 (15.87%) Active Record
6 10 (15.87%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (15.87%) Data Mapping
6 10 (15.87%) Data Protection
6 10 (15.87%) Digital Marketing
6 10 (15.87%) High Availability
6 10 (15.87%) Low Latency
6 10 (15.87%) OO
7 8 (12.70%) SDLC
8 7 (11.11%) OOP
8 7 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (9.52%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 35 (55.56%) C#
2 26 (41.27%) Java
3 23 (36.51%) C++
4 22 (34.92%) SQL
5 10 (15.87%) PHP
6 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.94%) ES6
8 4 (6.35%) Python
9 2 (3.17%) C
9 2 (3.17%) Perl
9 2 (3.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (1.59%) Java 8
10 1 (1.59%) Jython
10 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.59%) R
10 1 (1.59%) Ruby
10 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.59%) VB
10 1 (1.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (33.33%) Degree
2 18 (28.57%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (3.17%) MBA
System Software
1 11 (17.46%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) Ab Initio
3 4 (6.35%) Bloomberg
3 4 (6.35%) Charles River
3 4 (6.35%) FactSet
3 4 (6.35%) IBM
3 4 (6.35%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (6.35%) Sparx
3 4 (6.35%) Workday
4 2 (3.17%) Pega
4 2 (3.17%) Telerik
5 1 (1.59%) Google
5 1 (1.59%) Micro Focus
5 1 (1.59%) Ping Identity
5 1 (1.59%) Tableau
5 1 (1.59%) VMware