Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 231 182 177
Rank change year-on-year -49 -5 -32
Permanent jobs citing SOA 1,928 3,126 3,493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.91% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 2.08% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,526 2,349 2,711
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.84% +6.26%
10th Percentile £41,000 £38,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,750 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.36% - +10.00%

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 126,855 150,020 160,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.13% 91.80% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 99,757 119,437 126,588
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
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 14 October 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 14 October 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 -44 1,785 £65,000 - 240
UK excluding London -41 1,049 £55,750 +1.36% 158
London -62 841 £70,000 - 99
South East -26 376 £65,000 +13.04% 30
North of England -7 319 £52,500 -4.55% 53
North West +6 198 £55,000 +4.76% 37
Yorkshire -18 108 £47,500 -13.64% 16
Midlands -68 101 £50,000 +5.26% 23
East of England -1 91 £70,000 +7.69% 13
Scotland -33 85 £38,500 -21.56% 8
West Midlands -28 58 £55,000 - 13
South West -109 52 £50,000 - 22
East Midlands -31 43 £50,000 +5.26% 10
Wales -3 23 £51,250 +0.49% 8
North East -5 14 £65,000 +8.33%
Northern Ireland -15 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 14 October 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.

1 986 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 773 (40.09%) Java
3 720 (37.34%) Microservices
4 659 (34.18%) SQL
5 654 (33.92%) C#
6 597 (30.96%) .NET
7 525 (27.23%) DevOps
8 489 (25.36%) Azure
9 426 (22.10%) AWS
10 424 (21.99%) JavaScript
11 413 (21.42%) Web Services
12 390 (20.23%) TDD
13 389 (20.18%) Microsoft
14 377 (19.55%) SQL Server
15 376 (19.50%) Finance
16 336 (17.43%) Software Engineering
17 330 (17.12%) REST
18 328 (17.01%) Oracle
19 305 (15.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 305 (15.82%) Git (software)
20 299 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
21 285 (14.78%) HTML
22 283 (14.68%) Degree
23 278 (14.42%) MVC
24 272 (14.11%) OO
25 271 (14.06%) Scrum
26 263 (13.64%) RESTful
27 262 (13.59%) CSS
28 256 (13.28%) AngularJS
29 252 (13.07%) E-Commerce

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
1 305 (15.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 78 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
3 76 (3.94%) Confluence
4 71 (3.68%) IIS
5 70 (3.63%) WebSphere
6 68 (3.53%) WebLogic
7 60 (3.11%) Tomcat
8 56 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
9 45 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
10 44 (2.28%) CMS
11 42 (2.18%) JBoss
12 27 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
12 27 (1.40%) SharePoint
13 26 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
14 25 (1.30%) Mule
15 21 (1.09%) Anypoint
16 20 (1.04%) Apache Spark
16 20 (1.04%) Umbraco
17 18 (0.93%) Mule ESB
18 17 (0.88%) Apache
Applications
1 25 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 21 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 48 (2.49%) Oracle BPM
2 44 (2.28%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (1.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (1.71%) Oracle ERP
5 25 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
6 21 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 6 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
9 5 (0.26%) Maximo
10 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.21%) Magento
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
11 3 (0.16%) SAP Retail
12 2 (0.10%) HFM
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle FAH
12 2 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
12 2 (0.10%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 489 (25.36%) Azure
2 426 (22.10%) AWS
3 125 (6.48%) GCP
4 117 (6.07%) PaaS
5 107 (5.55%) SaaS
6 101 (5.24%) Serverless
7 71 (3.68%) IaaS
8 37 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
9 33 (1.71%) GitHub
10 31 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
10 31 (1.61%) Boomi
11 23 (1.19%) Amazon S3
11 23 (1.19%) Azure Functions
12 19 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
13 18 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
14 17 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
15 16 (0.83%) Power Platform
16 14 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (0.73%) CloudBees
17 11 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.05%) HTTP
2 25 (1.30%) Internet
3 24 (1.24%) Firewall
4 19 (0.99%) Broadband
5 12 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.62%) WAN
5 12 (0.62%) Wireless
6 11 (0.57%) X.509
7 10 (0.52%) Ethernet
7 10 (0.52%) LAN
8 9 (0.47%) Network Security
8 9 (0.47%) SSL
8 9 (0.47%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.41%) AMQP
9 8 (0.41%) ATM
9 8 (0.41%) DNS
9 8 (0.41%) LLU
9 8 (0.41%) Multicast
10 7 (0.36%) VPN
11 6 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (19.55%) SQL Server
2 205 (10.63%) NoSQL
3 170 (8.82%) Relational Database
4 120 (6.22%) Big Data
4 120 (6.22%) MongoDB
5 112 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 109 (5.65%) MySQL
7 81 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
8 76 (3.94%) Oracle Database
9 68 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
10 57 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 53 (2.75%) RDBMS
12 49 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
13 46 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
14 40 (2.07%) Redis
15 39 (2.02%) GIS
16 36 (1.87%) Hadoop
17 33 (1.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 32 (1.66%) Oracle ODI
19 31 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 305 (15.82%) Git (software)
2 120 (6.22%) Jenkins
3 106 (5.50%) JIRA
3 106 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 89 (4.62%) Maven
5 79 (4.10%) Visual Studio
6 67 (3.48%) Subversion
7 63 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 52 (2.70%) Selenium
9 44 (2.28%) NetBeans
10 43 (2.23%) Oracle Forms
11 41 (2.13%) NUnit
11 41 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
12 35 (1.82%) GitLab
13 34 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 31 (1.61%) Bitbucket
14 31 (1.61%) SoapUI
15 25 (1.30%) Eclipse
15 25 (1.30%) SpecFlow
16 23 (1.19%) JUnit
General
1 376 (19.50%) Finance
2 200 (10.37%) Retail
3 112 (5.81%) Banking
4 68 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 64 (3.32%) Manufacturing
6 42 (2.18%) Marketing
7 23 (1.19%) Law
8 22 (1.14%) Public Sector
9 20 (1.04%) Games
10 19 (0.99%) Billing
11 18 (0.93%) Advertising
11 18 (0.93%) Front Office
12 17 (0.88%) Local Government
13 16 (0.83%) Legal
14 11 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.47%) Automotive
15 9 (0.47%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.36%) Back Office
16 7 (0.36%) Electronics
16 7 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 925 (47.98%) Developer
2 477 (24.74%) Architect
3 244 (12.66%) Senior Developer
4 235 (12.19%) Java Developer
5 217 (11.26%) Solutions Architect
6 179 (9.28%) .NET Developer
7 173 (8.97%) C# Developer
8 160 (8.30%) Software Engineer
9 141 (7.31%) Software Developer
10 100 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
11 98 (5.08%) Consultant
12 81 (4.20%) SQL Developer
13 79 (4.10%) Technical Architect
14 68 (3.53%) Java Engineer
15 64 (3.32%) Azure Developer
16 63 (3.27%) Senior .NET Developer
16 63 (3.27%) Senior Java Developer
17 58 (3.01%) Integration Developer
17 58 (3.01%) Oracle Developer
17 58 (3.01%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 597 (30.96%) .NET
2 413 (21.42%) Web Services
3 330 (17.12%) REST
4 285 (14.78%) HTML
5 263 (13.64%) RESTful
6 262 (13.59%) CSS
7 256 (13.28%) AngularJS
8 249 (12.91%) SOAP
9 225 (11.67%) XML
10 198 (10.27%) Middleware
11 197 (10.22%) Spring
12 179 (9.28%) .NET Framework
13 169 (8.77%) JSON
14 166 (8.61%) ASP.NET
15 156 (8.09%) React
16 150 (7.78%) .NET Core
17 147 (7.62%) jQuery
18 143 (7.42%) ASP.NET Web API
19 132 (6.85%) WCF
20 123 (6.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 169 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
2 148 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (5.96%) Greenfield Project
4 101 (5.24%) Self-Motivation
5 76 (3.94%) Mobile App
6 69 (3.58%) N-Tier
7 60 (3.11%) User Experience
8 55 (2.85%) Cloud Native
9 44 (2.28%) iPad
10 40 (2.07%) Public Cloud
11 38 (1.97%) Management Information System
12 35 (1.82%) Robotics
13 34 (1.76%) Client/Server
14 22 (1.14%) Replication
15 20 (1.04%) Clustering
15 20 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (0.83%) Data Centre
16 16 (0.83%) Derivative
17 15 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
17 15 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 187 (9.70%) Linux
2 167 (8.66%) Windows
3 83 (4.30%) Unix
4 31 (1.61%) Android
5 27 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.57%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.26%) Fedora
10 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.10%) CentOS
11 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.10%) Robot Operating System
11 2 (0.10%) Solaris
12 1 (0.052%) AIX
12 1 (0.052%) MVS
12 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.052%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 986 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 720 (37.34%) Microservices
3 525 (27.23%) DevOps
4 390 (20.23%) TDD
5 336 (17.43%) Software Engineering
6 299 (15.51%) Continuous Integration
7 278 (14.42%) MVC
8 272 (14.11%) OO
9 271 (14.06%) Scrum
10 252 (13.07%) E-Commerce
11 213 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
12 208 (10.79%) Test Automation
13 207 (10.74%) SDLC
14 193 (10.01%) SOLID
15 186 (9.65%) Mentoring
16 172 (8.92%) Computer Science
17 144 (7.47%) Unit Testing
18 140 (7.26%) OOP
19 137 (7.11%) BDD
19 137 (7.11%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 773 (40.09%) Java
2 659 (34.18%) SQL
3 654 (33.92%) C#
4 424 (21.99%) JavaScript
5 167 (8.66%) Python
6 150 (7.78%) C++
7 138 (7.16%) T-SQL
8 97 (5.03%) PL/SQL
9 81 (4.20%) PHP
10 78 (4.05%) PowerShell
11 61 (3.16%) Java 8
12 50 (2.59%) C
13 47 (2.44%) Go
14 40 (2.07%) XPath
15 37 (1.92%) Ruby
16 28 (1.45%) Shell Script
16 28 (1.45%) VB.NET
17 26 (1.35%) Scala
18 25 (1.30%) VB
19 23 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 283 (14.68%) Degree
2 95 (4.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (1.97%) Numerate Degree
4 34 (1.76%) Master's Degree
5 27 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
6 23 (1.19%) Security Cleared
7 17 (0.88%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.31%) CISSP
9 6 (0.31%) PhD
10 5 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.21%) CISMP
11 4 (0.21%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.21%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.16%) CCIE
12 3 (0.16%) CCNA
12 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (5.86%) QA
2 20 (1.04%) DICOM
3 19 (0.99%) GDPR
4 14 (0.73%) SLA
5 10 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.31%) PMO
7 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.16%) PSD2
8 2 (0.10%) GAAP
8 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.10%) NCSC
9 1 (0.052%) COBIT
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.052%) MiFID
9 1 (0.052%) NIST
9 1 (0.052%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 185 (9.60%) Docker
2 21 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
3 16 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.57%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.16%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.10%) NFS
6 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.052%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.052%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.052%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.052%) vCloud
7 1 (0.052%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.052%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.052%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 129 (6.69%) Kubernetes
2 61 (3.16%) Puppet
3 58 (3.01%) Terraform
4 55 (2.85%) Ansible
5 47 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.09%) Prometheus
6 21 (1.09%) ZABBIX
7 19 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
8 17 (0.88%) Nagios
9 14 (0.73%) Rancher
10 10 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
11 7 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.36%) Packer
11 7 (0.36%) Salt
12 6 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
13 4 (0.21%) CASB
13 4 (0.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 4 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
13 4 (0.21%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 389 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 328 (17.01%) Oracle
3 108 (5.60%) Google
4 87 (4.51%) MuleSoft
5 74 (3.84%) Salesforce.com
6 71 (3.68%) IBM
7 67 (3.48%) TIBCO
8 60 (3.11%) SAP
9 38 (1.97%) VMware
9 38 (1.97%) webMethods
10 32 (1.66%) Red Hat
11 27 (1.40%) Atlassian
11 27 (1.40%) Tableau
12 26 (1.35%) Dell
13 23 (1.19%) hybris
14 19 (0.99%) Nintex
14 19 (0.99%) Rackspace
14 19 (0.99%) Sitecore
15 16 (0.83%) Talend
16 15 (0.78%) Pega