Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 147 130
Rank change year-on-year -20 -17 +16
Permanent jobs citing SOA 3,509 4,058 5,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.04% 2.36% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.60% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2,774 3,134 4,186
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £58,175
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.14% +1.17%
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 156,033 155,853 179,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.78% 90.62% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 125,429 126,903 149,323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in the UK

SOA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SOA in the UK

SOA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOA over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for SOA in the UK

SOA
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the UK over the 6 months to 18 June 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
England -21 3,293 £60,000 - 429
UK excluding London -9 1,881 £55,000 +4.76% 263
London -41 1,566 £70,000 +3.70% 192
South East -13 599 £57,500 +9.52% 74
North of England -8 432 £55,000 +4.76% 77
Midlands +16 264 £52,500 +5.00% 33
North West -10 264 £52,500 +5.00% 47
East of England -70 222 £60,000 +9.09% 32
South West +19 196 £47,500 +5.56% 21
West Midlands -1 140 £52,500 +5.00% 21
Yorkshire -26 129 £55,000 -8.33% 27
Scotland -39 126 £48,583 -19.03% 20
East Midlands +44 122 £50,000 +25.00% 12
Wales +30 45 £50,000 -41.18% 4
North East +16 39 £60,000 +31.87% 3
Northern Ireland - 16 £32,500 - 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 with a requirement for SOA.

1 1,858 (52.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,477 (42.09%) Java
3 1,221 (34.80%) .NET
4 1,155 (32.92%) C#
5 1,101 (31.38%) SQL
6 1,077 (30.69%) Web Services
7 1,029 (29.32%) Microservices
8 955 (27.22%) JavaScript
9 935 (26.65%) Finance
10 869 (24.76%) TDD
11 778 (22.17%) SQL Server
12 742 (21.15%) MVC
13 741 (21.12%) Oracle
13 741 (21.12%) REST
14 728 (20.75%) Scrum
15 723 (20.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 712 (20.29%) Spring
17 711 (20.26%) HTML
18 670 (19.09%) Microsoft
19 662 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
20 648 (18.47%) Degree
21 637 (18.15%) Software Engineering
22 632 (18.01%) Problem-Solving
23 619 (17.64%) Git (software)
24 607 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
25 605 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
26 585 (16.67%) CSS
27 578 (16.47%) AngularJS
28 539 (15.36%) XML
29 535 (15.25%) OO

SOA
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
1 723 (20.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 155 (4.42%) WebSphere
3 153 (4.36%) Tomcat
4 152 (4.33%) JBoss
5 146 (4.16%) WebLogic
6 132 (3.76%) SharePoint
7 115 (3.28%) Apache
8 111 (3.16%) Confluence
9 110 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
10 89 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
11 84 (2.39%) Oracle Service Bus
12 82 (2.34%) NServiceBus
13 77 (2.19%) Apache Spark
14 62 (1.77%) CMS
15 39 (1.11%) IIS
16 38 (1.08%) Apache Solr
17 26 (0.74%) nginx
18 25 (0.71%) Jetty
19 21 (0.60%) Mule
19 21 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.085%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.057%) HipChat
7 2 (0.057%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.028%) Mingle
8 1 (0.028%) Simulink
8 1 (0.028%) Weka
Business Applications
1 55 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
4 25 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
4 25 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
6 20 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
7 13 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
7 13 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
9 11 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.31%) NetSuite
10 9 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 9 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
10 9 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
11 7 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
12 6 (0.17%) Magento
13 5 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
13 5 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 662 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
2 607 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 145 (4.13%) SaaS
4 131 (3.73%) PaaS
5 104 (2.96%) IaaS
6 85 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 63 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
7 63 (1.80%) Serverless
8 51 (1.45%) npm
9 48 (1.37%) GitHub
10 38 (1.08%) Office 365
11 32 (0.91%) Boomi
12 28 (0.80%) NuGet
13 24 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
13 24 (0.68%) Force.com
13 24 (0.68%) Yarn
14 20 (0.57%) Slack
15 19 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 15 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 14 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 236 (6.73%) HTTP
2 64 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 62 (1.77%) Internet
4 50 (1.42%) SSL
5 40 (1.14%) FTP
6 26 (0.74%) Firewall
7 22 (0.63%) SAN
8 21 (0.60%) SMPP
9 20 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
10 18 (0.51%) WAN
11 15 (0.43%) LAN
11 15 (0.43%) Network Security
12 14 (0.40%) DNS
12 14 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (0.40%) SSH
13 13 (0.37%) AMQP
14 11 (0.31%) VoIP
15 8 (0.23%) Broadband
15 8 (0.23%) Kerberos
15 8 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 778 (22.17%) SQL Server
2 355 (10.12%) NoSQL
3 281 (8.01%) MongoDB
4 263 (7.50%) Big Data
5 243 (6.93%) Relational Database
6 241 (6.87%) MySQL
7 191 (5.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 168 (4.79%) Oracle Database
9 165 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
10 109 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 108 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 107 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
13 100 (2.85%) Hadoop
14 94 (2.68%) RDBMS
15 84 (2.39%) Power BI
16 81 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
17 80 (2.28%) Redis
18 79 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 62 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
20 61 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 619 (17.64%) Git (software)
2 264 (7.52%) Maven
3 246 (7.01%) Jenkins
4 243 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 226 (6.44%) JIRA
6 148 (4.22%) Subversion
7 98 (2.79%) JUnit
8 96 (2.74%) TeamCity
9 88 (2.51%) Selenium
9 88 (2.51%) Visual Studio
10 86 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 85 (2.42%) Bitbucket
12 83 (2.37%) NUnit
13 73 (2.08%) Eclipse
14 70 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 57 (1.62%) IntelliJ
15 57 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
16 56 (1.60%) NetBeans
16 56 (1.60%) webpack
17 51 (1.45%) SoapUI
General
1 935 (26.65%) Finance
2 321 (9.15%) Banking
3 235 (6.70%) Retail
4 124 (3.53%) Manufacturing
5 122 (3.48%) Investment Banking
6 112 (3.19%) Marketing
6 112 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 99 (2.82%) Financial Institution
8 77 (2.19%) Back Office
9 62 (1.77%) Legal
10 59 (1.68%) Retail Banking
11 52 (1.48%) Advertising
12 48 (1.37%) Games
13 40 (1.14%) Law
14 35 (1.00%) Billing
15 31 (0.88%) Publishing
16 29 (0.83%) Automotive
17 28 (0.80%) Front Office
18 27 (0.77%) Electronics
19 20 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,619 (46.14%) Developer
2 912 (25.99%) Architect
3 526 (14.99%) Java Developer
4 484 (13.79%) Senior Developer
5 394 (11.23%) .NET Developer
6 390 (11.11%) C# Developer
7 340 (9.69%) Solutions Architect
8 245 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
9 215 (6.13%) Software Engineer
10 182 (5.19%) Lead Developer
11 172 (4.90%) Senior Java Developer
12 168 (4.79%) Technical Architect
13 131 (3.73%) Senior .NET Developer
14 127 (3.62%) Software Developer
15 123 (3.51%) Senior C# Developer
16 120 (3.42%) Consultant
17 111 (3.16%) Analyst
18 106 (3.02%) Java Engineer
19 93 (2.65%) SQL Developer
20 84 (2.39%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,221 (34.80%) .NET
2 1,077 (30.69%) Web Services
3 741 (21.12%) REST
4 712 (20.29%) Spring
5 711 (20.26%) HTML
6 585 (16.67%) CSS
7 578 (16.47%) AngularJS
8 539 (15.36%) XML
9 508 (14.48%) SOAP
10 492 (14.02%) ASP.NET
11 470 (13.39%) RESTful
12 428 (12.20%) Middleware
13 384 (10.94%) jQuery
14 357 (10.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 342 (9.75%) .NET Framework
16 316 (9.01%) React
17 311 (8.86%) Node.js
18 295 (8.41%) HTML5
19 279 (7.95%) JSON
20 272 (7.75%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 427 (12.17%) Computer Science
2 407 (11.60%) Enterprise Software
3 395 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
4 233 (6.64%) Fintech
5 164 (4.67%) User Experience
6 159 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
7 157 (4.47%) Mobile App
8 122 (3.48%) Management Information System
9 90 (2.56%) N-Tier
10 87 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
11 65 (1.85%) Virtual Team
12 61 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
13 58 (1.65%) Cyberthreat
14 57 (1.62%) Algorithms
15 54 (1.54%) Data Centre
16 47 (1.34%) Data Structures
17 40 (1.14%) Mainframe
18 38 (1.08%) Client/Server
19 33 (0.94%) DataPower
20 28 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 482 (13.74%) Linux
2 264 (7.52%) Windows
3 196 (5.59%) Unix
4 74 (2.11%) Android
5 56 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.40%) Windows Server
7 39 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (0.77%) Solaris
9 18 (0.51%) AIX
10 9 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
13 5 (0.14%) zOS
14 4 (0.11%) CentOS
14 4 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.085%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.057%) Debian
16 2 (0.057%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.028%) HPUX
17 1 (0.028%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,858 (52.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,029 (29.32%) Microservices
3 869 (24.76%) TDD
4 742 (21.15%) MVC
5 728 (20.75%) Scrum
6 637 (18.15%) Software Engineering
7 632 (18.01%) Problem-Solving
8 605 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
9 535 (15.25%) OO
10 483 (13.76%) DevOps
11 411 (11.71%) SDLC
12 402 (11.46%) Mentoring
13 395 (11.26%) Test Automation
14 335 (9.55%) Unit Testing
15 331 (9.43%) TOGAF
16 326 (9.29%) BDD
17 323 (9.20%) SOLID
18 286 (8.15%) Enterprise Architecture
19 270 (7.69%) Open Source
20 268 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,477 (42.09%) Java
2 1,155 (32.92%) C#
3 1,101 (31.38%) SQL
4 955 (27.22%) JavaScript
5 325 (9.26%) T-SQL
6 247 (7.04%) Python
7 193 (5.50%) C++
8 174 (4.96%) PL/SQL
9 170 (4.84%) Java 8
10 131 (3.73%) PHP
11 124 (3.53%) Scala
12 107 (3.05%) C
13 98 (2.79%) Ruby
14 92 (2.62%) Go
15 80 (2.28%) TypeScript
16 79 (2.25%) PowerShell
17 67 (1.91%) VB.NET
18 61 (1.74%) Bash Shell
19 51 (1.45%) Shell Script
20 42 (1.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 648 (18.47%) Degree
2 230 (6.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 91 (2.59%) Master's Degree
4 90 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 54 (1.54%) SC Cleared
6 47 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 39 (1.11%) TOGAF Certification
8 23 (0.66%) MCPD
9 22 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
10 19 (0.54%) Postgraduate
11 15 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.43%) SANS
12 9 (0.26%) CISSP
12 9 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (0.23%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.20%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.20%) MCTS
14 7 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
15 6 (0.17%) AWS Certification
16 5 (0.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (5.36%) QA
2 38 (1.08%) PMO
3 30 (0.85%) GCP
3 30 (0.85%) GDPR
3 30 (0.85%) SLA
4 29 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.40%) COBIT
7 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.23%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.085%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.085%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.057%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.028%) UCITS
11 1 (0.028%) WCAG
System Software
1 338 (9.63%) Docker
2 46 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
4 20 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.31%) vSphere
7 10 (0.28%) Active Directory
7 10 (0.28%) iptables
8 8 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.20%) vCloud
9 7 (0.20%) VMware Server
10 5 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.11%) HDFS
11 4 (0.11%) NFS
11 4 (0.11%) Samba
12 3 (0.085%) Varnish
13 1 (0.028%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.028%) GridGain
13 1 (0.028%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 110 (3.13%) Kubernetes
2 88 (2.51%) Ansible
3 82 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 73 (2.08%) Puppet
5 56 (1.60%) Terraform
6 15 (0.43%) Marathon
6 15 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 15 (0.43%) Packer
7 12 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (0.31%) WebInspect
9 9 (0.26%) Kibana
9 9 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (0.26%) Salt
10 7 (0.20%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
11 5 (0.14%) Consul
11 5 (0.14%) Mesos
12 4 (0.11%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.11%) Oozie
13 3 (0.085%) logstash
Vendors
1 741 (21.12%) Oracle
2 670 (19.09%) Microsoft
3 175 (4.99%) IBM
4 157 (4.47%) Google
5 95 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
6 89 (2.54%) SAP
7 84 (2.39%) TIBCO
8 83 (2.37%) MuleSoft
9 79 (2.25%) VMware
10 49 (1.40%) Xamarin
11 48 (1.37%) Cognizant
12 44 (1.25%) Red Hat
13 43 (1.23%) Sitecore
14 37 (1.05%) Splunk
15 35 (1.00%) webMethods
16 34 (0.97%) BEA
17 32 (0.91%) Capita
18 30 (0.85%) Talend
19 27 (0.77%) hybris
19 27 (0.77%) Informatica