Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 139 133
Rank change year-on-year -36 -6 -4
Permanent jobs citing SOA 3482 4562 5227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 2.39% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.68% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2707 3595 4365
UK median annual salary £62,000 £58,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.98% +1.74% +2.68%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -2.78%

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 156565 170492 194103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.23% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123230 141844 159582
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%

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 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for SOA in the UK

SOA
Top 16 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 21 October 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 -38 3262 £62,500 +4.17% 197
UK excluding London -32 1810 £55,000 +6.80% 117
London -38 1565 £70,000 +3.70% 86
South East -61 521 £55,000 +5.26% 36
North of England +15 477 £52,500 +5.00% 32
East of England -7 304 £60,000 +4.35% 13
North West +33 243 £50,000 - 13
Midlands -49 233 £55,000 +10.00% 16
Yorkshire -22 203 £60,000 +20.00% 12
West Midlands -50 153 £55,000 +10.00% 10
South West -24 150 £47,500 -4.04% 14
Scotland -58 95 £60,000 +20.00% 5
East Midlands 0 80 £50,000 - 6
North East +27 31 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Wales +33 26 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Northern Ireland -11 19 £15,000 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1978 (56.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1429 (41.04%) Java
3 1112 (31.94%) .NET
4 1100 (31.59%) JavaScript
5 1063 (30.53%) SQL
6 1047 (30.07%) Web Services
7 928 (26.65%) C#
8 867 (24.90%) Microservices
9 860 (24.70%) TDD
10 824 (23.66%) Oracle
11 807 (23.18%) HTML
12 799 (22.95%) REST
13 795 (22.83%) SQL Server
14 786 (22.57%) Finance
15 758 (21.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 754 (21.65%) MVC
17 720 (20.68%) Scrum
18 652 (18.72%) CSS
19 625 (17.95%) XML
20 624 (17.92%) OO
21 612 (17.58%) Spring
22 593 (17.03%) Git (software)
23 592 (17.00%) SOAP
24 582 (16.71%) Microsoft
25 581 (16.69%) Continuous Integration
26 571 (16.40%) Amazon AWS
27 541 (15.54%) AngularJS
28 535 (15.36%) Degree
29 517 (14.85%) DevOps
30 502 (14.42%) Software Engineering

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
1 758 (21.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 232 (6.66%) Tomcat
3 178 (5.11%) Apache
4 174 (5.00%) JBoss
5 165 (4.74%) WebLogic
6 161 (4.62%) WebSphere
7 122 (3.50%) Confluence
8 121 (3.48%) CMS
9 111 (3.19%) Oracle Service Bus
10 102 (2.93%) SharePoint
11 95 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
12 73 (2.10%) Apache Spark
13 72 (2.07%) NServiceBus
14 59 (1.69%) IIS
15 57 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
16 52 (1.49%) Mule
17 47 (1.35%) Documentum
18 44 (1.26%) nginx
19 34 (0.98%) WildFly
20 30 (0.86%) Jetty
Applications
1 29 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.11%) EngageOne
6 3 (0.086%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.029%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 50 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
2 49 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 46 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
4 24 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
5 20 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
6 19 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
7 18 (0.52%) NetSuite
7 18 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
8 15 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
9 13 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
10 12 (0.34%) Oracle HRMS
11 11 (0.32%) Eloqua
12 8 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
13 7 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
13 7 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
13 7 (0.20%) Unica
14 6 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
15 5 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
16 4 (0.11%) Exstream
16 4 (0.11%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 571 (16.40%) Amazon AWS
2 426 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 312 (8.96%) SaaS
4 128 (3.68%) PaaS
5 101 (2.90%) GitHub
6 86 (2.47%) IaaS
7 57 (1.64%) Office 365
8 43 (1.23%) Boomi
9 42 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 39 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
11 28 (0.80%) Serverless
12 22 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
12 22 (0.63%) OpenShift
13 21 (0.60%) iPaaS
14 19 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 18 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 14 (0.40%) Force.com
16 14 (0.40%) npm
17 13 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
18 11 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 200 (5.74%) HTTP
2 91 (2.61%) Internet
3 58 (1.67%) SSL
4 43 (1.23%) SAN
5 40 (1.15%) Firewall
6 38 (1.09%) TCP/IP
7 32 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
8 26 (0.75%) FTP
9 19 (0.55%) LAN
10 16 (0.46%) SMPP
11 14 (0.40%) AMQP
11 14 (0.40%) HTTPS
12 13 (0.37%) Intranet
13 12 (0.34%) DNS
13 12 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (0.32%) WAN
15 9 (0.26%) Ethernet
16 8 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (0.23%) WLAN
17 7 (0.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 795 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 426 (12.23%) NoSQL
3 296 (8.50%) MySQL
4 283 (8.13%) Relational Database
5 266 (7.64%) MongoDB
6 232 (6.66%) Big Data
7 150 (4.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 146 (4.19%) Oracle Database
9 144 (4.14%) Hadoop
9 144 (4.14%) RDBMS
10 137 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
11 116 (3.33%) Redis
12 70 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
13 69 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
13 69 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 67 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
15 64 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
16 62 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
17 50 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
18 44 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 593 (17.03%) Git (software)
2 403 (11.57%) Jenkins
3 269 (7.73%) JIRA
4 205 (5.89%) Maven
5 164 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 154 (4.42%) Selenium
7 147 (4.22%) Subversion
8 125 (3.59%) Visual Studio
9 121 (3.48%) TeamCity
10 99 (2.84%) NUnit
11 98 (2.81%) JUnit
12 72 (2.07%) Bitbucket
13 67 (1.92%) Cucumber
14 57 (1.64%) jMock
15 49 (1.41%) Eclipse
15 49 (1.41%) gulp
16 46 (1.32%) Mockito
17 40 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
17 40 (1.15%) webpack
18 36 (1.03%) Hudson
General
1 786 (22.57%) Finance
2 332 (9.53%) Retail
3 221 (6.35%) Banking
4 156 (4.48%) Marketing
5 130 (3.73%) Telecoms
6 96 (2.76%) Front Office
6 96 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 77 (2.21%) Back Office
8 56 (1.61%) Electronics
9 50 (1.44%) Legal
10 46 (1.32%) Games
11 40 (1.15%) Advertising
12 37 (1.06%) German Language
13 26 (0.75%) Law
14 25 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 25 (0.72%) Military
15 24 (0.69%) Investment Banking
16 18 (0.52%) Online Betting
16 18 (0.52%) Publishing
17 16 (0.46%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1533 (44.03%) Developer
2 992 (28.49%) Architect
3 492 (14.13%) Senior Developer
4 471 (13.53%) Java Developer
5 422 (12.12%) .NET Developer
6 421 (12.09%) Solutions Architect
7 322 (9.25%) C# Developer
8 233 (6.69%) C# .NET Developer
9 182 (5.23%) Software Developer
10 151 (4.34%) Senior Java Developer
11 148 (4.25%) Lead Developer
11 148 (4.25%) Senior .NET Developer
12 143 (4.11%) Software Engineer
13 138 (3.96%) Technical Architect
14 134 (3.85%) Consultant
15 121 (3.48%) Java Architect
16 120 (3.45%) Lead Architect
17 103 (2.96%) Senior C# Developer
18 100 (2.87%) ASP.NET Developer
19 98 (2.81%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1112 (31.94%) .NET
2 1047 (30.07%) Web Services
3 807 (23.18%) HTML
4 799 (22.95%) REST
5 652 (18.72%) CSS
6 625 (17.95%) XML
7 612 (17.58%) Spring
8 592 (17.00%) SOAP
9 541 (15.54%) AngularJS
10 476 (13.67%) ASP.NET
11 446 (12.81%) RESTful
12 385 (11.06%) Middleware
13 357 (10.25%) HTML5
14 326 (9.36%) ASP.NET Web API
15 312 (8.96%) Node.js
16 307 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
16 307 (8.82%) jQuery
17 306 (8.79%) Hibernate
18 272 (7.81%) .NET Framework
19 266 (7.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 355 (10.20%) Enterprise Software
2 343 (9.85%) Computer Science
3 303 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 174 (5.00%) Fintech
4 174 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
5 161 (4.62%) User Experience
6 148 (4.25%) N-Tier
7 130 (3.73%) Mobile App
8 84 (2.41%) Management Information System
9 81 (2.33%) iPad
10 45 (1.29%) Data Structures
11 44 (1.26%) Blog
11 44 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 41 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 40 (1.15%) Data Centre
14 37 (1.06%) Fixed Income
15 34 (0.98%) Algorithms
15 34 (0.98%) Virtual Team
16 30 (0.86%) W3C
17 29 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 496 (14.24%) Linux
2 283 (8.13%) Windows
3 240 (6.89%) Unix
4 109 (3.13%) Android
5 99 (2.84%) Apple iOS
6 58 (1.67%) Windows Server
7 48 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (1.01%) Solaris
9 30 (0.86%) AIX
10 15 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 15 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.40%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.29%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.23%) CentOS
13 8 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.17%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.11%) VMS
16 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1978 (56.81%) Agile Software Development
2 867 (24.90%) Microservices
3 860 (24.70%) TDD
4 754 (21.65%) MVC
5 720 (20.68%) Scrum
6 624 (17.92%) OO
7 581 (16.69%) Continuous Integration
8 517 (14.85%) DevOps
9 502 (14.42%) Software Engineering
10 494 (14.19%) SDLC
11 392 (11.26%) BDD
12 379 (10.88%) Test Automation
13 375 (10.77%) TOGAF
14 363 (10.43%) Open Source
15 357 (10.25%) E-Commerce
16 336 (9.65%) Mentoring
17 307 (8.82%) UML
18 296 (8.50%) SOLID
19 257 (7.38%) Enterprise Architecture
20 249 (7.15%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1429 (41.04%) Java
2 1100 (31.59%) JavaScript
3 1063 (30.53%) SQL
4 928 (26.65%) C#
5 299 (8.59%) Python
6 148 (4.25%) PL/SQL
7 145 (4.16%) T-SQL
8 138 (3.96%) Ruby
9 127 (3.65%) PHP
10 118 (3.39%) C++
11 103 (2.96%) Shell Script
12 92 (2.64%) C
13 62 (1.78%) Go
14 60 (1.72%) XPath
15 59 (1.69%) Scala
16 57 (1.64%) TypeScript
17 56 (1.61%) Bash Shell
18 55 (1.58%) VB
19 52 (1.49%) VB.NET
20 40 (1.15%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 535 (15.36%) Degree
2 162 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 149 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 96 (2.76%) SC Cleared
5 43 (1.23%) Master's Degree
5 43 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (0.83%) ISEB
7 15 (0.43%) MCP
8 13 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
9 12 (0.34%) CISSP
9 12 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.32%) CCNA
10 11 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
11 10 (0.29%) AWS Certification
11 10 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.26%) CITP
12 9 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 8 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (8.59%) QA
2 117 (3.36%) SLA
3 46 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 32 (0.92%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.60%) GDPR
6 16 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.37%) GCP
9 10 (0.29%) ISO 20022
9 10 (0.29%) ISO 8583
10 8 (0.23%) COBIT
10 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.20%) PMO
12 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 5 (0.14%) HL7
13 5 (0.14%) PSD2
14 4 (0.11%) DICOM
14 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.086%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 234 (6.72%) Docker
2 57 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.43%) iptables
4 11 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.26%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 9 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.17%) HDFS
7 5 (0.14%) OpenAM
8 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.11%) Varnish
9 3 (0.086%) Firmware
10 2 (0.057%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.029%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.029%) GPFS
11 1 (0.029%) LXC
11 1 (0.029%) Postfix
11 1 (0.029%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.029%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 152 (4.37%) Puppet
2 77 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (1.44%) Kubernetes
4 42 (1.21%) Ansible
5 28 (0.80%) ZABBIX
6 18 (0.52%) Kibana
7 16 (0.46%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 13 (0.37%) Terraform
9 11 (0.32%) Salt
10 10 (0.29%) CloudHub
10 10 (0.29%) Grafana
10 10 (0.29%) SCCM
11 8 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
12 7 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.20%) Nagios
13 6 (0.17%) Capistrano
13 6 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (0.17%) MOM
13 6 (0.17%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 824 (23.66%) Oracle
2 582 (16.71%) Microsoft
3 190 (5.46%) IBM
3 190 (5.46%) SAP
4 128 (3.68%) TIBCO
5 91 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
6 89 (2.56%) MuleSoft
7 81 (2.33%) Pega
8 80 (2.30%) VMware
9 73 (2.10%) Google
10 66 (1.90%) Sitecore
11 62 (1.78%) Atlassian
12 59 (1.69%) Cognizant
13 57 (1.64%) webMethods
13 57 (1.64%) Xamarin
14 56 (1.61%) Red Hat
15 50 (1.44%) EMC
16 46 (1.32%) hybris
17 43 (1.23%) Dell
18 38 (1.09%) Informatica