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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 111 145
Rank change year-on-year -26 +34  
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2021 2871 2329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.37% 2.75% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 3.10% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1522 2302 1876
Median salary £60,000 £58,350 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.82% +1.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 76116 92469 93160
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.12% 88.57% 87.00%
Number of salaries quoted 62627 76549 75387
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SOA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SOA in the UK

SOA
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 1919 £60,000 - 245
London -9 954 £67,500 - 124
South East +12 324 £52,500 - 39
East of England -3 173 £55,000 -13.72% 19
North West -3 151 £50,000 +5.26% 14
Berkshire +32 140 £57,500 - 14
City of London +21 140 £72,500 -4.91% 31
Manchester -6 121 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Yorkshire -13 104 £57,500 +21.05% 12
South West -36 85 £50,990 +7.79% 10
Hampshire +19 78 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Scotland -13 78 £60,000 +33.33% 7
Hertfordshire +24 76 £60,000 -13.04% 4
West Midlands -77 76 £50,000 - 14
West Yorkshire -30 59 £62,500 +21.35% 7
Bedfordshire +21 46 £48,500 -28.14% 3
Reading +4 45 £47,500 -13.63% 5
East Midlands -3 44 £41,500 -7.77% 6
Glasgow -3 44 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Edinburgh -5 42 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Leeds -25 39 £65,000 +33.33% 6
Surrey +11 38 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Luton +3 33 £37,500 -18.47% 2
West Sussex +18 32 £52,500 -8.69% 6
Oxfordshire +33 31 £37,500 -30.55% 1
Wiltshire +5 31 £54,000 +20.00% 5
Cambridgeshire 0 28 £45,344 +5.45% 5
Chiswick +19 27 £57,500 -17.85%
Portsmouth - 23 £45,000 -
Birmingham -7 22 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SOA.

1 2213 (51.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1803 (42.19%) Java
3 1237 (28.94%) Web Services
4 1226 (28.69%) .NET
5 1197 (28.01%) JavaScript
6 1086 (25.41%) C#
7 1082 (25.32%) SQL
8 1001 (23.42%) HTML
9 994 (23.26%) Oracle
10 961 (22.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 932 (21.81%) Finance
12 885 (20.71%) XML
13 884 (20.68%) SQL Server
14 876 (20.50%) TDD
15 863 (20.19%) MVC
16 855 (20.00%) Scrum
17 778 (18.20%) CSS
18 744 (17.41%) Microsoft
19 699 (16.35%) OO
20 688 (16.10%) REST
21 664 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
22 626 (14.65%) Microservices
23 618 (14.46%) Linux
24 612 (14.32%) Spring
25 603 (14.11%) ASP.NET
26 563 (13.17%) Software Engineering
27 562 (13.15%) Amazon AWS
28 544 (12.73%) SOAP
29 541 (12.66%) Middleware
30 531 (12.42%) Relational Database

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
1 961 (22.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 269 (6.29%) WebLogic
3 265 (6.20%) JBoss
4 249 (5.83%) WebSphere
5 192 (4.49%) Tomcat
6 178 (4.16%) Oracle Service Bus
7 149 (3.49%) CMS
8 142 (3.32%) SharePoint
9 119 (2.78%) Apache
9 119 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
10 115 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
11 110 (2.57%) IIS
12 69 (1.61%) Mule
13 63 (1.47%) Confluence
14 59 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
15 58 (1.36%) Umbraco
16 56 (1.31%) Mule ESB
17 46 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
18 44 (1.03%) Apache Spark
19 43 (1.01%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 246 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 36 (0.84%) MS Office
3 29 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.23%) MS Project
5 10 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.21%) GIMP
6 9 (0.21%) Simulink
7 8 (0.19%) HipChat
8 3 (0.070%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.047%) Mingle
10 1 (0.023%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 80 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
2 69 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 50 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
4 35 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
5 32 (0.75%) SAP ERP
6 28 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
7 24 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
8 21 (0.49%) SAP ECC
8 21 (0.49%) SAP HR
9 18 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
10 16 (0.37%) SAP MDM
11 13 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
11 13 (0.30%) SAP CRM
12 11 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
13 10 (0.23%) NetSuite
13 10 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
13 10 (0.23%) TIBCO iProcess
14 9 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
15 7 (0.16%) OpenText MBPM
15 7 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 562 (13.15%) Amazon AWS
2 412 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 261 (6.11%) SaaS
4 109 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
5 94 (2.20%) PaaS
6 78 (1.82%) Office 365
7 63 (1.47%) IaaS
8 53 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
9 47 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
10 44 (1.03%) GitHub
11 28 (0.66%) Boomi
12 21 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
13 19 (0.44%) OpenShift
14 17 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
15 15 (0.35%) Force.com
16 12 (0.28%) iPaaS
17 11 (0.26%) Amazon S3
17 11 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 10 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
19 9 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 188 (4.40%) HTTP
2 143 (3.35%) Internet
3 89 (2.08%) Firewall
4 82 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 79 (1.85%) FTP
6 77 (1.80%) SSL
7 45 (1.05%) ATM
8 38 (0.89%) Intranet
9 31 (0.73%) AMQP
10 29 (0.68%) Network Security
11 24 (0.56%) DNS
12 20 (0.47%) HTTPS
13 16 (0.37%) VPN
14 13 (0.30%) LDAP
15 12 (0.28%) Junos
15 12 (0.28%) LAN
15 12 (0.28%) Skype
15 12 (0.28%) WAN
16 11 (0.26%) Extranet
17 10 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 884 (20.68%) SQL Server
2 531 (12.42%) Relational Database
3 461 (10.79%) NoSQL
4 351 (8.21%) MySQL
5 248 (5.80%) Big Data
6 227 (5.31%) Oracle Database
7 218 (5.10%) MongoDB
7 218 (5.10%) RDBMS
8 186 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
9 150 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 147 (3.44%) Hadoop
11 143 (3.35%) Redis
11 143 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 111 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
13 97 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 89 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 80 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
15 80 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 62 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
17 52 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 523 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 338 (7.91%) Jenkins
3 280 (6.55%) Maven
4 258 (6.04%) Selenium
5 214 (5.01%) Subversion
6 212 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 204 (4.77%) Visual Studio
8 202 (4.73%) JIRA
9 168 (3.93%) JUnit
10 161 (3.77%) TeamCity
11 126 (2.95%) Ant
12 110 (2.57%) Cucumber
13 88 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
14 78 (1.82%) NUnit
15 74 (1.73%) Eclipse
16 69 (1.61%) SoapUI
17 68 (1.59%) Gradle
18 61 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 57 (1.33%) IntelliJ
20 47 (1.10%) Jasmine
General
1 932 (21.81%) Finance
2 445 (10.41%) Retail
3 279 (6.53%) Banking
4 133 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 131 (3.07%) Marketing
6 102 (2.39%) Advertising
7 82 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 64 (1.50%) Games
9 54 (1.26%) Back Office
10 45 (1.05%) Publishing
11 42 (0.98%) Military
12 41 (0.96%) Local Government
13 37 (0.87%) Legal
14 31 (0.73%) Front Office
15 26 (0.61%) Retail Banking
16 24 (0.56%) Online Betting
17 23 (0.54%) Investment Banking
18 22 (0.51%) Billing
19 21 (0.49%) Financial Institution
20 18 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 1738 (40.66%) Developer
2 1297 (30.35%) Architect
3 607 (14.20%) Java Developer
4 599 (14.01%) Solutions Architect
5 483 (11.30%) Senior Developer
6 408 (9.55%) .NET Developer
7 370 (8.66%) C# Developer
8 234 (5.47%) C# .NET Developer
9 228 (5.33%) Consultant
10 220 (5.15%) Technical Architect
11 213 (4.98%) Software Engineer
12 196 (4.59%) Software Developer
13 175 (4.09%) Senior Java Developer
14 166 (3.88%) Lead Developer
15 138 (3.23%) Integration Architect
16 126 (2.95%) Senior .NET Developer
17 120 (2.81%) ASP.NET Developer
18 119 (2.78%) Analyst
18 119 (2.78%) Senior Architect
19 117 (2.74%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1237 (28.94%) Web Services
2 1226 (28.69%) .NET
3 1001 (23.42%) HTML
4 885 (20.71%) XML
5 778 (18.20%) CSS
6 688 (16.10%) REST
7 612 (14.32%) Spring
8 603 (14.11%) ASP.NET
9 544 (12.73%) SOAP
10 541 (12.66%) Middleware
11 493 (11.53%) AngularJS
12 490 (11.46%) jQuery
12 490 (11.46%) RESTful
13 445 (10.41%) HTML5
14 424 (9.92%) WCF
15 421 (9.85%) ASP.NET MVC
16 365 (8.54%) ASP.NET Web API
17 352 (8.24%) .NET Framework
18 337 (7.88%) Hibernate
18 337 (7.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 472 (11.04%) Enterprise Software
2 332 (7.77%) Computer Science
3 298 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 176 (4.12%) N-Tier
5 170 (3.98%) Management Information System
6 167 (3.91%) User Experience
7 137 (3.21%) Mobile App
8 97 (2.27%) Fintech
9 86 (2.01%) Client/Server
10 77 (1.80%) Data Centre
11 66 (1.54%) iPad
12 60 (1.40%) Data Structures
13 47 (1.10%) Clustering
14 46 (1.08%) DataPower
15 42 (0.98%) Algorithms
15 42 (0.98%) Blog
16 33 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 33 (0.77%) Online Games
17 29 (0.68%) Derivative
18 27 (0.63%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 618 (14.46%) Linux
2 334 (7.81%) Unix
3 318 (7.44%) Windows
4 79 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 64 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (1.38%) Solaris
7 53 (1.24%) Android
8 43 (1.01%) Mac OS X
9 40 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 28 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.23%) AIX
12 9 (0.21%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.16%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.070%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.047%) CentOS
16 2 (0.047%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.047%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.047%) Windows Phone 8
16 2 (0.047%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2213 (51.78%) Agile Software Development
2 876 (20.50%) TDD
3 863 (20.19%) MVC
4 855 (20.00%) Scrum
5 699 (16.35%) OO
6 664 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
7 626 (14.65%) Microservices
8 563 (13.17%) Software Engineering
9 490 (11.46%) DevOps
10 472 (11.04%) Open Source
11 456 (10.67%) SDLC
12 451 (10.55%) TOGAF
13 442 (10.34%) UML
14 439 (10.27%) E-Commerce
15 391 (9.15%) Unit Testing
16 374 (8.75%) Enterprise Architecture
17 369 (8.63%) Mentoring
18 303 (7.09%) BDD
19 282 (6.60%) SOLID
20 271 (6.34%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1803 (42.19%) Java
2 1197 (28.01%) JavaScript
3 1086 (25.41%) C#
4 1082 (25.32%) SQL
5 368 (8.61%) Python
6 198 (4.63%) T-SQL
7 193 (4.52%) PHP
8 156 (3.65%) C++
8 156 (3.65%) PL/SQL
9 131 (3.07%) C
10 113 (2.64%) Go
11 105 (2.46%) Scala
12 103 (2.41%) PowerShell
13 84 (1.97%) Ruby
14 83 (1.94%) TypeScript
15 73 (1.71%) VB.NET
16 65 (1.52%) XPath
17 53 (1.24%) Perl
18 51 (1.19%) Groovy
19 42 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 505 (11.82%) Degree
2 219 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 116 (2.71%) SC Cleared
4 50 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (0.61%) ISEB
6 25 (0.58%) CISSP
7 24 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 19 (0.44%) DV Cleared
8 19 (0.44%) PMI Certification
9 18 (0.42%) CISA
9 18 (0.42%) GCED
9 18 (0.42%) GCFA
9 18 (0.42%) GPEN
9 18 (0.42%) GPPA
9 18 (0.42%) GSNA
9 18 (0.42%) GSSP-JAVA
9 18 (0.42%) GWAPT
10 14 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.30%) MCSD
12 12 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (6.48%) QA
2 62 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 54 (1.26%) SLA
4 53 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 26 (0.61%) COBIT
6 16 (0.37%) SDET
7 15 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.30%) PMO
9 12 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (0.21%) HL7
11 7 (0.16%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.14%) ISO20022
13 4 (0.094%) GDPR
14 3 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.070%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.047%) Disclosure Scotland
15 2 (0.047%) GCP
16 1 (0.023%) BS25999
16 1 (0.023%) FISMA
16 1 (0.023%) ISO22301
System Software
1 200 (4.68%) Docker
2 37 (0.87%) Varnish
3 27 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 25 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (0.30%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 8 (0.19%) vCloud
10 5 (0.12%) KVM
10 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.12%) NFS
10 5 (0.12%) Samba
10 5 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.094%) iptables
11 4 (0.094%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.094%) vSphere
12 3 (0.070%) HDFS
12 3 (0.070%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.070%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 151 (3.53%) Puppet
2 75 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (1.05%) Kibana
4 38 (0.89%) Ansible
5 31 (0.73%) Kubernetes
6 30 (0.70%) MOM
7 23 (0.54%) Terraform
8 18 (0.42%) Grafana
9 17 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
10 15 (0.35%) Salt
10 15 (0.35%) StatsD
11 13 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.26%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 10 (0.23%) CloudHub
13 10 (0.23%) TIBCO Hawk
14 9 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
15 7 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.16%) Perfmon
16 6 (0.14%) Mesos
16 6 (0.14%) Packer
Vendors
1 994 (23.26%) Oracle
2 744 (17.41%) Microsoft
3 314 (7.35%) IBM
4 138 (3.23%) SAP
5 135 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
6 131 (3.07%) TIBCO
7 106 (2.48%) Google
8 96 (2.25%) Red Hat
9 87 (2.04%) Sitecore
10 85 (1.99%) VMware
11 66 (1.54%) Informatica
12 62 (1.45%) MuleSoft
13 61 (1.43%) webMethods
14 58 (1.36%) Cognizant
15 53 (1.24%) Xamarin
16 48 (1.12%) Pega
17 45 (1.05%) Solace
18 42 (0.98%) Sybase
19 41 (0.96%) Rackspace
20 38 (0.89%) hybris
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30k - 50k per year
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Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
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Uniting Ambition
Salary: £22k - 65k per year
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Stott & May
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-60,000
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Uxbridge, Middlesex
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £65-75,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £64000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus (15%) + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Seven Recruitment
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35k + 10% Pension, Bonus and more
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Client Server
Salary: £90k to £130k + bonus + benefits
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits, 25 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago