Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an SOA Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

SOA Architect
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1105 994 1085
Rank change year-on-year -111 +91 -72
Permanent jobs requiring an SOA Architect 72 229 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 61 195 222
UK median annual salary £85,000 £70,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -3.45% -
10th Percentile £68,750 £55,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £92,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £70,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% -7.80% +15.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

SOA Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured SOA Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SOA Architect in the UK

SOA Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SOA Architect in the UK

SOA Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOA Architect over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SOA Architect in the UK

SOA Architect
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 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
England -129 72 £85,000 +21.43% 12
London -74 42 £85,000 +13.33% 6
UK excluding London -8 29 £75,000 +15.38% 6
South East -5 20 £80,000 +23.08%
East Midlands +36 4 - -
Midlands +22 4 - - 2
North of England +1 3 £65,000 -3.70% 3
Yorkshire +30 2 £65,000 -7.14%
East of England +1 2 £65,000 -
North West -22 1 - - 3

SOA Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, SOA Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring SOA Architect in the job title.

1 72 (100.00%) SOA
2 45 (62.50%) Java
3 29 (40.28%) .NET
4 25 (34.72%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (30.56%) OO
5 22 (30.56%) Scrum
5 22 (30.56%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (25.00%) UML
8 17 (23.61%) Oracle
8 17 (23.61%) TOGAF
8 17 (23.61%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (23.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (22.22%) Microservices
9 16 (22.22%) Middleware
9 16 (22.22%) Workflow
10 15 (20.83%) Big Data
11 14 (19.44%) Open Source
11 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
11 14 (19.44%) OOA/OOD
11 14 (19.44%) Data Modelling
11 14 (19.44%) TDD
12 13 (18.06%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (18.06%) Kanban
12 13 (18.06%) HTML
12 13 (18.06%) Waterfall
12 13 (18.06%) SDLC
12 13 (18.06%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (18.06%) Jenkins
13 11 (15.28%) BPEL

SOA Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 17 (23.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 7 (9.72%) WebSphere
4 5 (6.94%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.17%) Apache Geronimo
5 3 (4.17%) CMS
5 3 (4.17%) JBoss
5 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.17%) WildFly
6 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (34.72%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (23.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.56%) SaaS
4 3 (4.17%) PaaS
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Boomi
6 1 (1.39%) IaaS
6 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.83%) Big Data
2 11 (15.28%) Hadoop
3 9 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (12.50%) MySQL
4 3 (4.17%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (1.39%) OLAP
5 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (18.06%) Jenkins
1 13 (18.06%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (8.33%) Banking
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (40.28%) .NET
2 16 (22.22%) Middleware
3 13 (18.06%) HTML
4 9 (12.50%) Kafka
4 9 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (12.50%) Web Services
5 8 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (9.72%) J2EE
6 7 (9.72%) XML
7 5 (6.94%) JSON
7 5 (6.94%) RESTful
7 5 (6.94%) XSD
7 5 (6.94%) XSLT
8 4 (5.56%) J2SE
9 3 (4.17%) Hibernate
9 3 (4.17%) Spring
10 2 (2.78%) REST
11 1 (1.39%) Java EE
11 1 (1.39%) WSDL
11 1 (1.39%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (30.56%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) DataPower
4 1 (1.39%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (100.00%) SOA
2 22 (30.56%) OO
2 22 (30.56%) Scrum
3 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (25.00%) UML
5 17 (23.61%) TOGAF
6 16 (22.22%) Microservices
6 16 (22.22%) Workflow
7 14 (19.44%) Data Modelling
7 14 (19.44%) OOA/OOD
7 14 (19.44%) Open Source
7 14 (19.44%) TDD
8 13 (18.06%) Enterprise Architecture
8 13 (18.06%) Kanban
8 13 (18.06%) SDLC
8 13 (18.06%) Waterfall
9 11 (15.28%) BPEL
9 11 (15.28%) Domain-Driven Design
10 9 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (12.50%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 45 (62.50%) Java
2 9 (12.50%) C#
2 9 (12.50%) Python
2 9 (12.50%) Ruby
2 9 (12.50%) SQL
3 4 (5.56%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (23.61%) Oracle
2 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.33%) IBM
3 6 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 3 (4.17%) SAP
4 3 (4.17%) webMethods
5 2 (2.78%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.78%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.78%) Teradata
6 1 (1.39%) BroadVision
6 1 (1.39%) Callidus
6 1 (1.39%) Dell
6 1 (1.39%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.39%) Informatica
6 1 (1.39%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.39%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.39%) Retek
6 1 (1.39%) Software AG
6 1 (1.39%) VMware