Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 138 131
Rank change year-on-year -43 -7 -1
Permanent jobs citing SOA 3417 4623 5260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 2.43% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.72% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2661 3668 4364
UK median annual salary £62,500 £59,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.04% +3.48% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,475 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -2.85%

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 162377 170041 191608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.40% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 128248 141329 157803
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 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 22 November 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 22 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 -47 3194 £62,500 +4.17% 248
UK excluding London -45 1774 £55,000 +6.80% 136
London -49 1531 £70,000 +7.69% 127
South East -79 524 £57,500 +6.48% 33
North of England -1 467 £52,500 +6.06% 32
East of England -30 263 £60,000 +4.35% 11
Midlands -39 247 £54,500 +9.00% 23
North West +17 225 £50,000 - 19
Yorkshire -25 200 £60,000 +20.00% 9
West Midlands -68 160 £55,000 +10.00% 21
South West -15 149 £50,000 +1.01% 22
Scotland -70 91 £52,500 +5.00% 14
East Midlands +8 87 £52,000 +4.00% 2
North East +30 42 £41,500 +9.50% 4
Wales +24 27 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Northern Ireland -8 19 £15,000 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1966 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
2 1391 (40.71%) Java
3 1176 (34.42%) .NET
4 1137 (33.27%) JavaScript
5 1080 (31.61%) SQL
6 1000 (29.27%) Web Services
7 975 (28.53%) C#
8 929 (27.19%) Microservices
9 868 (25.40%) TDD
10 831 (24.32%) HTML
11 802 (23.47%) SQL Server
12 798 (23.35%) Finance
13 780 (22.83%) REST
14 753 (22.04%) MVC
15 749 (21.92%) Oracle
16 702 (20.54%) Scrum
17 680 (19.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 679 (19.87%) CSS
19 614 (17.97%) OO
20 590 (17.27%) Amazon AWS
21 586 (17.15%) Microsoft
22 585 (17.12%) XML
23 579 (16.94%) Spring
24 574 (16.80%) Git (software)
25 572 (16.74%) SOAP
26 569 (16.65%) AngularJS
27 555 (16.24%) Continuous Integration
28 542 (15.86%) Degree
29 537 (15.72%) DevOps
30 501 (14.66%) 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
1 680 (19.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 220 (6.44%) Tomcat
3 172 (5.03%) Apache
4 164 (4.80%) JBoss
5 142 (4.16%) WebLogic
6 141 (4.13%) WebSphere
7 130 (3.80%) Confluence
8 129 (3.78%) SharePoint
9 117 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
10 96 (2.81%) Oracle Service Bus
11 86 (2.52%) CMS
12 69 (2.02%) Apache Spark
13 68 (1.99%) NServiceBus
14 63 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
15 61 (1.79%) IIS
16 42 (1.23%) Documentum
17 37 (1.08%) nginx
18 33 (0.97%) WildFly
19 32 (0.94%) Drupal
20 29 (0.85%) Apache Geronimo
Applications
1 27 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.12%) EngageOne
5 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.059%) HipChat
7 1 (0.029%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 53 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
4 30 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
5 21 (0.61%) NetSuite
5 21 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
6 19 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
7 16 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
9 11 (0.32%) Eloqua
10 10 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
10 10 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
11 7 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
11 7 (0.20%) Workday HCM
12 5 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
12 5 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
13 4 (0.12%) Exstream
13 4 (0.12%) Lawson
13 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
13 4 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 590 (17.27%) Amazon AWS
2 453 (13.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 321 (9.39%) SaaS
4 140 (4.10%) PaaS
5 91 (2.66%) GitHub
6 74 (2.17%) IaaS
7 59 (1.73%) Office 365
8 55 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 45 (1.32%) Boomi
10 36 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 33 (0.97%) Serverless
12 26 (0.76%) OpenShift
13 22 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
14 21 (0.61%) iPaaS
15 20 (0.59%) npm
16 19 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 18 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 14 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 14 (0.41%) Force.com
19 12 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 208 (6.09%) HTTP
2 74 (2.17%) Internet
3 59 (1.73%) SSL
4 46 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.00%) Firewall
5 34 (1.00%) SAN
6 28 (0.82%) Reverse Proxy
7 20 (0.59%) FTP
8 16 (0.47%) AMQP
8 16 (0.47%) LAN
8 16 (0.47%) SMPP
9 11 (0.32%) SMS
10 10 (0.29%) Intranet
10 10 (0.29%) WAN
11 9 (0.26%) Ethernet
11 9 (0.26%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 802 (23.47%) SQL Server
2 389 (11.38%) NoSQL
3 266 (7.78%) MySQL
4 256 (7.49%) Relational Database
5 215 (6.29%) Big Data
6 212 (6.20%) MongoDB
7 133 (3.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 121 (3.54%) RDBMS
9 120 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
10 116 (3.39%) Hadoop
11 114 (3.34%) Oracle Database
12 108 (3.16%) Redis
13 72 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 69 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
15 66 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
16 62 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
17 56 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
18 49 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
19 45 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
20 43 (1.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 574 (16.80%) Git (software)
2 376 (11.00%) Jenkins
3 259 (7.58%) JIRA
4 196 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 195 (5.71%) Maven
6 151 (4.42%) Visual Studio
7 147 (4.30%) Subversion
8 137 (4.01%) Selenium
9 104 (3.04%) TeamCity
10 103 (3.01%) JUnit
11 101 (2.96%) NUnit
12 82 (2.40%) Bitbucket
13 68 (1.99%) Cucumber
14 51 (1.49%) Eclipse
14 51 (1.49%) jMock
15 49 (1.43%) Mockito
16 46 (1.35%) gulp
17 38 (1.11%) MSTest
18 37 (1.08%) Moq
18 37 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 798 (23.35%) Finance
2 284 (8.31%) Retail
3 241 (7.05%) Banking
4 154 (4.51%) Marketing
5 136 (3.98%) Telecoms
6 109 (3.19%) Manufacturing
7 103 (3.01%) Front Office
8 75 (2.19%) Back Office
9 58 (1.70%) Games
10 55 (1.61%) Electronics
11 49 (1.43%) Advertising
12 44 (1.29%) Legal
13 43 (1.26%) German Language
14 40 (1.17%) Law
15 29 (0.85%) Investment Banking
16 26 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 26 (0.76%) Military
17 19 (0.56%) Online Betting
18 18 (0.53%) Publishing
19 14 (0.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1528 (44.72%) Developer
2 945 (27.66%) Architect
3 470 (13.75%) Senior Developer
4 436 (12.76%) .NET Developer
5 429 (12.55%) Java Developer
6 406 (11.88%) Solutions Architect
7 321 (9.39%) C# Developer
8 233 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
9 180 (5.27%) Software Developer
10 154 (4.51%) Senior .NET Developer
11 151 (4.42%) Software Engineer
12 147 (4.30%) Lead Developer
13 139 (4.07%) Consultant
14 134 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
15 122 (3.57%) Technical Architect
16 117 (3.42%) Lead Architect
17 105 (3.07%) Senior C# Developer
18 103 (3.01%) ASP.NET Developer
18 103 (3.01%) Java Architect
19 101 (2.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1176 (34.42%) .NET
2 1000 (29.27%) Web Services
3 831 (24.32%) HTML
4 780 (22.83%) REST
5 679 (19.87%) CSS
6 585 (17.12%) XML
7 579 (16.94%) Spring
8 572 (16.74%) SOAP
9 569 (16.65%) AngularJS
10 489 (14.31%) ASP.NET
11 436 (12.76%) RESTful
12 366 (10.71%) HTML5
13 353 (10.33%) jQuery
14 352 (10.30%) ASP.NET Web API
15 345 (10.10%) Middleware
16 322 (9.42%) Node.js
17 295 (8.63%) ASP.NET MVC
18 275 (8.05%) .NET Framework
19 273 (7.99%) Hibernate
19 273 (7.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 366 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
2 359 (10.51%) Computer Science
3 304 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
4 165 (4.83%) User Experience
5 153 (4.48%) N-Tier
6 150 (4.39%) Fintech
6 150 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
7 133 (3.89%) Mobile App
8 89 (2.60%) Management Information System
9 62 (1.81%) iPad
10 41 (1.20%) Data Centre
11 40 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 39 (1.14%) Algorithms
13 36 (1.05%) W3C
14 34 (1.00%) Data Structures
15 33 (0.97%) Fixed Income
15 33 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
16 31 (0.91%) Virtual Team
17 29 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
18 27 (0.79%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 470 (13.75%) Linux
2 276 (8.08%) Windows
3 203 (5.94%) Unix
4 108 (3.16%) Android
5 98 (2.87%) Apple iOS
6 54 (1.58%) Windows Server
7 43 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (0.91%) Solaris
9 30 (0.88%) AIX
10 15 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 13 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (0.35%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.20%) CentOS
14 7 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.18%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.15%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.12%) VMS
17 4 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1966 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
2 929 (27.19%) Microservices
3 868 (25.40%) TDD
4 753 (22.04%) MVC
5 702 (20.54%) Scrum
6 614 (17.97%) OO
7 555 (16.24%) Continuous Integration
8 537 (15.72%) DevOps
9 501 (14.66%) Software Engineering
10 478 (13.99%) SDLC
11 433 (12.67%) BDD
12 370 (10.83%) Test Automation
13 369 (10.80%) TOGAF
14 340 (9.95%) Open Source
15 329 (9.63%) Mentoring
16 328 (9.60%) E-Commerce
17 320 (9.36%) UML
18 292 (8.55%) SOLID
19 266 (7.78%) Unit Testing
20 247 (7.23%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1391 (40.71%) Java
2 1137 (33.27%) JavaScript
3 1080 (31.61%) SQL
4 975 (28.53%) C#
5 283 (8.28%) Python
6 155 (4.54%) PHP
7 142 (4.16%) T-SQL
8 134 (3.92%) C++
9 132 (3.86%) Ruby
10 130 (3.80%) PL/SQL
11 104 (3.04%) C
12 89 (2.60%) Shell Script
13 73 (2.14%) Go
14 68 (1.99%) Scala
15 64 (1.87%) VB.NET
16 60 (1.76%) VB
17 59 (1.73%) Bash Shell
18 57 (1.67%) XPath
19 55 (1.61%) TypeScript
20 37 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 542 (15.86%) Degree
2 177 (5.18%) Security Cleared
3 146 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 115 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 53 (1.55%) Master's Degree
6 52 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (0.61%) ISEB
8 19 (0.56%) MCP
9 17 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
10 16 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (0.41%) CCNA
12 11 (0.32%) CISSP
12 11 (0.32%) MCPD
13 10 (0.29%) CESG Certified Professional
14 8 (0.23%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.23%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (0.23%) MBA
14 8 (0.23%) MCTS
14 8 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (8.40%) QA
2 111 (3.25%) SLA
3 44 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 23 (0.67%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.50%) GCP
6 15 (0.44%) GDPR
6 15 (0.44%) ISO 20022
6 15 (0.44%) ISO 8583
7 12 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.29%) PMO
10 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.15%) COBIT
11 5 (0.15%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 4 (0.12%) DICOM
12 4 (0.12%) HL7
12 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 2 (0.059%) PSD2
System Software
1 239 (6.99%) Docker
2 50 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.47%) iptables
4 9 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 8 (0.23%) OpenAM
5 8 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (0.20%) HDFS
6 7 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.15%) Active Directory
9 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.088%) Varnish
11 2 (0.059%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.059%) Firmware
11 2 (0.059%) LXC
12 1 (0.029%) GPFS
12 1 (0.029%) KVM
12 1 (0.029%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 132 (3.86%) Puppet
2 70 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (1.58%) Kubernetes
4 35 (1.02%) Ansible
5 26 (0.76%) ZABBIX
6 14 (0.41%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 13 (0.38%) Kibana
7 13 (0.38%) Terraform
8 11 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
9 10 (0.29%) SCCM
10 9 (0.26%) Grafana
11 8 (0.23%) Nagios
12 7 (0.20%) CloudHub
12 7 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
12 7 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.18%) Capistrano
13 6 (0.18%) Salt
14 5 (0.15%) Control-M
14 5 (0.15%) SCDPM
14 5 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 749 (21.92%) Oracle
2 586 (17.15%) Microsoft
3 167 (4.89%) SAP
4 162 (4.74%) IBM
5 117 (3.42%) TIBCO
6 98 (2.87%) Google
7 92 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
8 80 (2.34%) VMware
9 73 (2.14%) MuleSoft
10 71 (2.08%) Pega
11 68 (1.99%) Sitecore
12 59 (1.73%) Atlassian
13 57 (1.67%) Xamarin
14 55 (1.61%) webMethods
15 50 (1.46%) Cognizant
16 49 (1.43%) Red Hat
17 48 (1.40%) EMC
18 45 (1.32%) Dell
19 41 (1.20%) hybris
20 37 (1.08%) Sybase