Period
to 23 September 2020

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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 280 243 179
Rank change year-on-year -37 -64 -2
Permanent jobs citing SOA 551 1,957 3,195
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.40% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.52% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 463 1,571 2,465
Median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £39,400 £40,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £89,500 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 45,744 129,089 151,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.54% 92.20% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 37,182 101,360 120,890
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SOA in the UK

SOA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SOA.

Salary trend for SOA in the UK

SOA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOA over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

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 23 September 2020. 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 -37 523 £60,000 -7.69% 86
UK excluding London -18 311 £55,000 - 57
London -37 218 £72,500 +3.57% 41
South East +31 110 £60,000 -7.69% 16
North of England +16 94 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Midlands +85 51 £52,500 +5.00% 6
North West +3 51 £57,500 +4.55% 7
Work from Home +40 39 £55,000 -26.67% 14
South West +106 37 £49,000 -2.00% 6
Yorkshire +67 32 £45,000 -5.26% 4
West Midlands +62 28 £55,000 +15.79% 5
East Midlands +73 23 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North East +16 11 £65,000 - 1
Scotland +19 8 £70,000 +81.82% 8
East of England +61 7 £54,750 -18.89% 5
Northern Ireland +22 6 - - 1
Wales +27 1 £45,000 -26.53% 3

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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.

1 285 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (44.65%) C#
3 232 (42.11%) Microservices
4 212 (38.48%) .NET
5 208 (37.75%) SQL
6 175 (31.76%) DevOps
7 168 (30.49%) Azure
8 166 (30.13%) Java
9 152 (27.59%) Web Services
10 137 (24.86%) JavaScript
11 133 (24.14%) HTML
12 131 (23.77%) REST
13 130 (23.59%) TDD
14 125 (22.69%) AWS
15 121 (21.96%) Finance
16 113 (20.51%) MVC
17 111 (20.15%) Software Engineering
18 109 (19.78%) CSS
19 108 (19.60%) Git (software)
20 105 (19.06%) AngularJS
21 99 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
22 97 (17.60%) SQL Server
23 96 (17.42%) ASP.NET
24 95 (17.24%) BDD
25 94 (17.06%) Scrum
26 90 (16.33%) NoSQL
27 87 (15.79%) .NET Core
28 83 (15.06%) Degree
29 79 (14.34%) PaaS
30 73 (13.25%) Oracle

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 73 (13.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 26 (4.72%) NServiceBus
3 24 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (2.90%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.90%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.72%) WebLogic
6 13 (2.36%) CMS
7 8 (1.45%) Apache
7 8 (1.45%) Confluence
7 8 (1.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (0.91%) IIS
9 4 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Fuse
10 3 (0.54%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.54%) nginx
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.18%) JBoss
11 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.73%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.73%) Maximo
4 4 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.54%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.18%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.18%) Magento
7 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 168 (30.49%) Azure
2 125 (22.69%) AWS
3 79 (14.34%) PaaS
4 66 (11.98%) IaaS
5 64 (11.62%) SaaS
6 30 (5.44%) Serverless
7 24 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (3.27%) GCP
9 15 (2.72%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (2.72%) Boomi
10 13 (2.36%) Amazon EKS
11 12 (2.18%) BPaaS
12 10 (1.81%) NuGet
13 9 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (1.63%) npm
14 8 (1.45%) AWS CodeBuild
14 8 (1.45%) GitHub
14 8 (1.45%) Power Platform
15 7 (1.27%) AWS CodeCommit
15 7 (1.27%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 61 (11.07%) HTTP
2 22 (3.99%) Skype
3 10 (1.81%) Network Security
4 9 (1.63%) Firewall
5 6 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.91%) Broadband
6 5 (0.91%) Internet
7 3 (0.54%) SSL
8 2 (0.36%) ATM
8 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.36%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.36%) SAN
8 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.36%) Wireless
9 1 (0.18%) IPsec
9 1 (0.18%) LAN
9 1 (0.18%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.18%) WAN
9 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (17.60%) SQL Server
2 90 (16.33%) NoSQL
3 36 (6.53%) Relational Database
4 24 (4.36%) MySQL
5 19 (3.45%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.90%) Redis
7 15 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.36%) Scylla
9 11 (2.00%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.45%) Power BI
11 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.27%) Big Data
12 7 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (1.27%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.09%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 108 (19.60%) Git (software)
2 59 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (6.72%) Jenkins
4 25 (4.54%) Selenium
5 20 (3.63%) Visual Studio
6 19 (3.45%) NUnit
7 18 (3.27%) JIRA
8 15 (2.72%) SpecFlow
9 11 (2.00%) TeamCity
9 11 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (1.81%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (1.45%) gulp
12 7 (1.27%) JUnit
12 7 (1.27%) Moq
12 7 (1.27%) Postman
13 6 (1.09%) Jasmine
13 6 (1.09%) Mocha
13 6 (1.09%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.91%) Grunt
14 5 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 121 (21.96%) Finance
2 38 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 29 (5.26%) Banking
4 24 (4.36%) Law
5 21 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 18 (3.27%) Publishing
7 17 (3.09%) Marketing
8 15 (2.72%) Retail
9 13 (2.36%) Public Sector
10 11 (2.00%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.81%) Electronics
12 6 (1.09%) Advertising
13 4 (0.73%) Legal
14 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.54%) Avionics
14 3 (0.54%) Billing
14 3 (0.54%) French Language
14 3 (0.54%) Games
15 2 (0.36%) Automotive
16 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 243 (44.10%) Developer
2 131 (23.77%) Architect
3 73 (13.25%) .NET Developer
4 70 (12.70%) Senior Developer
5 54 (9.80%) Software Engineer
6 53 (9.62%) Java Developer
7 43 (7.80%) C# Developer
8 37 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
9 30 (5.44%) Senior .NET Developer
10 29 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
11 27 (4.90%) C# Software Engineer
11 27 (4.90%) Full Stack Developer
12 22 (3.99%) .NET Software Engineer
12 22 (3.99%) Cloud Developer
12 22 (3.99%) Senior Java Developer
12 22 (3.99%) Software Developer
13 20 (3.63%) Lead Developer
14 19 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
14 19 (3.45%) Designer
15 16 (2.90%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (38.48%) .NET
2 152 (27.59%) Web Services
3 133 (24.14%) HTML
4 131 (23.77%) REST
5 109 (19.78%) CSS
6 105 (19.06%) AngularJS
7 96 (17.42%) ASP.NET
8 87 (15.79%) .NET Core
9 72 (13.07%) RESTful
10 69 (12.52%) React
11 60 (10.89%) SOAP
12 55 (9.98%) .NET Framework
12 55 (9.98%) JSON
13 54 (9.80%) Node.js
13 54 (9.80%) XML
14 49 (8.89%) Entity Framework
15 48 (8.71%) Spring
16 47 (8.53%) jQuery
17 46 (8.35%) ASP.NET Web API
18 45 (8.17%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (8.53%) Enterprise Software
3 35 (6.35%) Cloud Native
4 32 (5.81%) Mobile App
5 22 (3.99%) Public Cloud
5 22 (3.99%) User Experience
6 19 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.72%) Virtual Team
8 13 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (2.18%) Data Centre
9 12 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.45%) Analytical Mindset
10 8 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.09%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.91%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (0.73%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.73%) Robotics
14 4 (0.73%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.07%) Linux
2 41 (7.44%) Windows
3 13 (2.36%) Unix
4 9 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.45%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.27%) Android
6 7 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.09%) Amazon Linux
7 6 (1.09%) CentOS
8 2 (0.36%) AIX
8 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (42.11%) Microservices
3 175 (31.76%) DevOps
4 130 (23.59%) TDD
5 113 (20.51%) MVC
6 111 (20.15%) Software Engineering
7 99 (17.97%) Continuous Integration
8 95 (17.24%) BDD
9 94 (17.06%) Scrum
10 64 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
11 62 (11.25%) Test Automation
12 61 (11.07%) Mentoring
13 57 (10.34%) SOLID
14 49 (8.89%) OO
15 48 (8.71%) Computer Science
16 41 (7.44%) Infrastructure as Code
17 39 (7.08%) Unit Testing
18 38 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
18 38 (6.90%) Migration
19 36 (6.53%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 246 (44.65%) C#
2 208 (37.75%) SQL
3 166 (30.13%) Java
4 137 (24.86%) JavaScript
5 52 (9.44%) Python
6 38 (6.90%) T-SQL
7 35 (6.35%) PowerShell
8 34 (6.17%) TypeScript
9 28 (5.08%) C++
10 19 (3.45%) C
11 18 (3.27%) PL/SQL
12 17 (3.09%) PHP
13 15 (2.72%) Java 8
14 14 (2.54%) Go
15 12 (2.18%) Bash Shell
16 11 (2.00%) Ruby
17 9 (1.63%) Scala
18 8 (1.45%) VB.NET
19 6 (1.09%) Apex Code
19 6 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (15.06%) Degree
2 24 (4.36%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.27%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.73%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) OCP
10 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.18%) PMP
10 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.99%) QA
2 11 (2.00%) SLA
3 10 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.63%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.91%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.73%) NIST
6 4 (0.73%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.54%) GDPR
8 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.18%) NCSC
8 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (12.70%) Docker
2 23 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.18%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.18%) XenApp
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 46 (8.35%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.00%) Puppet
3 10 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.81%) vCenter Server
4 9 (1.63%) Ansible
5 7 (1.27%) Terraform
6 3 (0.54%) CSIRT
6 3 (0.54%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.36%) Mesos
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.36%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.36%) Scalr
8 1 (0.18%) Grafana
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (13.25%) Oracle
2 70 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 28 (5.08%) TIBCO
4 22 (3.99%) Google
5 19 (3.45%) MuleSoft
6 18 (3.27%) SAP
7 17 (3.09%) VMware
8 16 (2.90%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.54%) IBM
10 13 (2.36%) Dell
11 12 (2.18%) Talend
12 11 (2.00%) Citrix
13 9 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.63%) webMethods
14 5 (0.91%) Cisco
14 5 (0.91%) Solace
15 4 (0.73%) Automation Anywhere
15 4 (0.73%) Blue Prism
15 4 (0.73%) Intapp
15 4 (0.73%) Palo Alto