Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 214 182 133
Rank change year-on-year -32 -49 -11
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2,461 3,413 4,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.93% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 2.10% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,914 2,701 3,517
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £39,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year - +1.85% +8.00%

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 138,888 162,355 159,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.75% 91.84% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 109,515 131,738 131,606
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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 -35 2,302 £65,000 +4.00% 375
UK excluding London -22 1,374 £55,000 - 261
London -43 1,058 £70,000 - 143
South East -14 459 £65,000 +14.04% 63
Midlands +33 288 £46,250 -15.91% 47
North of England -37 283 £55,000 - 77
West Midlands +61 220 £47,500 -13.64% 35
North West -9 161 £55,000 - 47
South West +10 124 £45,000 -5.26% 20
Scotland +1 107 £55,000 +22.22% 19
Yorkshire -7 102 £55,000 +10.00% 23
East of England -48 86 £70,000 +12.00% 25
East Midlands -1 68 £43,750 -23.25% 11
North East -21 20 £60,000 +44.58% 7
Northern Ireland -18 17 £37,500 +150.00%
Wales 0 11 £45,000 -7.69% 10

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 1,375 (55.87%) Agile Software Development
2 937 (38.07%) .NET
3 932 (37.87%) C#
4 840 (34.13%) Java
5 805 (32.71%) SQL
6 792 (32.18%) Web Services
7 785 (31.90%) Microservices
8 780 (31.69%) JavaScript
9 631 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
10 623 (25.31%) SQL Server
11 598 (24.30%) TDD
12 592 (24.06%) Amazon AWS
13 555 (22.55%) HTML
14 551 (22.39%) Finance
15 495 (20.11%) MVC
16 485 (19.71%) Microsoft
17 481 (19.54%) OO
18 466 (18.94%) REST
19 457 (18.57%) Scrum
20 449 (18.24%) DevOps
21 439 (17.84%) CSS
22 413 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
23 412 (16.74%) AngularJS
24 410 (16.66%) Software Engineering
25 402 (16.33%) Degree
26 394 (16.01%) RESTful
27 369 (14.99%) Git (software)
28 356 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
29 348 (14.14%) Test Automation
30 346 (14.06%) .NET Framework

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
1 313 (12.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 110 (4.47%) BizTalk Server
3 92 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
4 89 (3.62%) Confluence
5 82 (3.33%) SharePoint
6 79 (3.21%) IIS
7 67 (2.72%) WebSphere
8 65 (2.64%) CMS
8 65 (2.64%) JBoss
9 62 (2.52%) WebLogic
10 34 (1.38%) Apache
11 30 (1.22%) NServiceBus
12 27 (1.10%) Tomcat
13 26 (1.06%) Apache Spark
14 24 (0.98%) OpenStack
14 24 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
15 23 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
15 23 (0.93%) MS Exchange
16 21 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
17 14 (0.57%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 37 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.12%) SPSS
7 2 (0.081%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.081%) ArchiCAD
7 2 (0.081%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.081%) MicroStation
7 2 (0.081%) Revit
8 1 (0.041%) HipChat
8 1 (0.041%) InVision
Business Applications
1 70 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.37%) SAP GRC
6 8 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.20%) Changepoint
9 4 (0.16%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
11 2 (0.081%) Odoo
11 2 (0.081%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.081%) SAP Hybris
12 1 (0.041%) Infor CloudSuite
12 1 (0.041%) Infor M3
12 1 (0.041%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 631 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 592 (24.06%) Amazon AWS
3 214 (8.70%) SaaS
4 179 (7.27%) PaaS
5 130 (5.28%) IaaS
6 127 (5.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 85 (3.45%) Serverless
8 41 (1.67%) GitHub
9 39 (1.58%) Office 365
10 28 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (1.02%) Azure Functions
11 25 (1.02%) Boomi
12 23 (0.93%) OpenShift
13 21 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
14 20 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
14 20 (0.81%) Apigee
15 16 (0.65%) Amazon S3
16 15 (0.61%) Force.com
17 13 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
18 12 (0.49%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 94 (3.82%) HTTP
2 56 (2.28%) Internet
3 34 (1.38%) SAN
4 33 (1.34%) TCP/IP
5 31 (1.26%) DNS
6 24 (0.98%) Intranet
7 23 (0.93%) WebEx
8 22 (0.89%) Firewall
8 22 (0.89%) SSL
9 20 (0.81%) Extranet
10 18 (0.73%) VPN
11 15 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (0.33%) WAN
13 7 (0.28%) AMQP
13 7 (0.28%) FTP
13 7 (0.28%) Multicast
14 5 (0.20%) Network Security
14 5 (0.20%) SMPP
14 5 (0.20%) SMS
14 5 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 623 (25.31%) SQL Server
2 239 (9.71%) NoSQL
3 214 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 167 (6.79%) Big Data
5 161 (6.54%) MySQL
6 137 (5.57%) MongoDB
7 98 (3.98%) Oracle Database
8 94 (3.82%) RDBMS
9 92 (3.74%) Hadoop
10 90 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
11 87 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 83 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
13 81 (3.29%) SQL Server 2014
14 62 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 62 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
15 52 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
16 49 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
16 49 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
17 47 (1.91%) Redis
18 41 (1.67%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 369 (14.99%) Git (software)
2 187 (7.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 172 (6.99%) JIRA
4 160 (6.50%) Visual Studio
5 155 (6.30%) Jenkins
6 120 (4.88%) Maven
7 109 (4.43%) TeamCity
8 102 (4.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 97 (3.94%) Octopus Deploy
10 88 (3.58%) Selenium
11 72 (2.93%) NUnit
12 68 (2.76%) Subversion
13 60 (2.44%) JUnit
14 52 (2.11%) Bitbucket
14 52 (2.11%) Eclipse
15 47 (1.91%) SoapUI
16 40 (1.63%) Cucumber
17 38 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 34 (1.38%) gulp
19 32 (1.30%) Gradle
General
1 551 (22.39%) Finance
2 222 (9.02%) Banking
3 164 (6.66%) Retail
4 73 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 72 (2.93%) Manufacturing
6 61 (2.48%) Marketing
7 46 (1.87%) Front Office
8 40 (1.63%) Back Office
9 34 (1.38%) Advertising
10 30 (1.22%) Law
11 25 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 24 (0.98%) Legal
13 22 (0.89%) Local Government
14 21 (0.85%) Financial Institution
15 17 (0.69%) Retail Banking
16 14 (0.57%) Automotive
17 12 (0.49%) Electronics
18 11 (0.45%) Publishing
19 10 (0.41%) Games
20 9 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,080 (43.88%) Developer
2 785 (31.90%) Architect
3 311 (12.64%) Senior Developer
4 309 (12.56%) Solutions Architect
5 307 (12.47%) .NET Developer
6 254 (10.32%) Java Developer
7 240 (9.75%) C# Developer
8 209 (8.49%) Software Developer
9 176 (7.15%) Software Engineer
10 156 (6.34%) C# .NET Developer
11 128 (5.20%) Lead Developer
11 128 (5.20%) Technical Architect
12 107 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
13 102 (4.14%) Consultant
14 87 (3.54%) Cloud Architect
15 83 (3.37%) Azure Architect
16 79 (3.21%) Senior .NET Developer
17 78 (3.17%) Java Engineer
18 71 (2.89%) Lead Architect
19 65 (2.64%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 937 (38.07%) .NET
2 792 (32.18%) Web Services
3 555 (22.55%) HTML
4 466 (18.94%) REST
5 439 (17.84%) CSS
6 412 (16.74%) AngularJS
7 394 (16.01%) RESTful
8 346 (14.06%) .NET Framework
8 346 (14.06%) ASP.NET
9 323 (13.12%) ASP.NET Web API
10 311 (12.64%) XML
11 306 (12.43%) Spring
12 275 (11.17%) SOAP
13 271 (11.01%) WCF
14 259 (10.52%) React
15 229 (9.31%) HTML5
16 228 (9.26%) Node.js
17 219 (8.90%) Entity Framework
18 204 (8.29%) ASP.NET MVC
19 188 (7.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 200 (8.13%) Greenfield Project
2 198 (8.05%) Enterprise Software
3 172 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
4 110 (4.47%) N-Tier
5 108 (4.39%) User Experience
6 97 (3.94%) Fintech
7 81 (3.29%) Mobile App
8 76 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
9 51 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 49 (1.99%) Management Information System
11 38 (1.54%) Client/Server
12 33 (1.34%) Hedge funds
13 31 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
14 28 (1.14%) Algorithms
15 27 (1.10%) IVR
16 26 (1.06%) Replication
17 24 (0.98%) Public Cloud
18 20 (0.81%) Cloud Native
19 19 (0.77%) Data Centre
19 19 (0.77%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 202 (8.21%) Windows
2 200 (8.13%) Linux
3 87 (3.54%) Android
4 85 (3.45%) Unix
5 49 (1.99%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.33%) CentOS
8 5 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.16%) Solaris
10 2 (0.081%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.081%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.041%) Debian
11 1 (0.041%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,375 (55.87%) Agile Software Development
2 785 (31.90%) Microservices
3 598 (24.30%) TDD
4 495 (20.11%) MVC
5 481 (19.54%) OO
6 457 (18.57%) Scrum
7 449 (18.24%) DevOps
8 413 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
9 410 (16.66%) Software Engineering
10 356 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
11 348 (14.14%) Test Automation
12 267 (10.85%) SDLC
13 238 (9.67%) TOGAF
14 237 (9.63%) SOLID
15 217 (8.82%) BDD
16 196 (7.96%) Computer Science
16 196 (7.96%) Waterfall
17 195 (7.92%) Mentoring
18 189 (7.68%) E-Commerce
19 159 (6.46%) UML
Programming Languages
1 932 (37.87%) C#
2 840 (34.13%) Java
3 805 (32.71%) SQL
4 780 (31.69%) JavaScript
5 217 (8.82%) T-SQL
6 204 (8.29%) Python
7 163 (6.62%) C++
8 93 (3.78%) PowerShell
9 87 (3.54%) C
10 74 (3.01%) PL/SQL
11 70 (2.84%) Go
12 67 (2.72%) Ruby
13 62 (2.52%) Java 8
13 62 (2.52%) PHP
13 62 (2.52%) Scala
14 43 (1.75%) Bash Shell
15 40 (1.63%) TypeScript
16 32 (1.30%) Perl
17 27 (1.10%) VB.NET
18 25 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 402 (16.33%) Degree
2 113 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (2.23%) TOGAF Certification
4 45 (1.83%) Security Cleared
5 29 (1.18%) SC Cleared
6 20 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (0.45%) MCPD
9 10 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.41%) PhD
10 9 (0.37%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.37%) CISSP
11 8 (0.33%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.33%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.24%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.16%) CompTIA Security+
14 4 (0.16%) ISACA
14 4 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (5.53%) QA
2 58 (2.36%) GDPR
3 19 (0.77%) DICOM
4 17 (0.69%) SLA
5 16 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.41%) PMO
8 5 (0.20%) PSD2
9 4 (0.16%) COBIT
9 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.16%) MiFID
10 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.081%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.081%) HL7
11 2 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 247 (10.04%) Docker
2 35 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.41%) XenApp
8 5 (0.20%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.16%) NFS
9 4 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.12%) LXC
10 3 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.12%) Samba
11 2 (0.081%) KVM
11 2 (0.081%) QEMU
12 1 (0.041%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.041%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 98 (3.98%) Kubernetes
2 40 (1.63%) Puppet
3 38 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (1.38%) Ansible
5 20 (0.81%) Terraform
6 15 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 11 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (0.37%) ZABBIX
9 8 (0.33%) Nagios
9 8 (0.33%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.28%) Packer
11 6 (0.24%) HP ALM
11 6 (0.24%) Kibana
11 6 (0.24%) logstash
11 6 (0.24%) Salt
11 6 (0.24%) SCCM
11 6 (0.24%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.20%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 485 (19.71%) Microsoft
2 333 (13.53%) Oracle
3 149 (6.05%) Google
4 85 (3.45%) IBM
5 80 (3.25%) MuleSoft
6 72 (2.93%) SAP
7 46 (1.87%) VMware
8 44 (1.79%) Sitecore
9 42 (1.71%) hybris
10 40 (1.63%) Nintex
11 39 (1.58%) TIBCO
12 36 (1.46%) Xamarin
13 30 (1.22%) webMethods
14 26 (1.06%) EMC
14 26 (1.06%) NetApp
14 26 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
15 24 (0.98%) Dell
15 24 (0.98%) Informatica
16 23 (0.93%) Atlassian
17 22 (0.89%) Tableau