Period
to 6 May 2021

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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 287 268 226
Rank change year-on-year -19 -42 -46
Permanent jobs citing SOA 954 1,239 2,272
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.21% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.31% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 710 991 1,787
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £36,550
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,875 £87,500 £88,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -

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 81,609 94,244 135,671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.66% 92.26% 92.34%
Number of salaries quoted 61,819 75,665 107,345
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 6 May 2021.

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 6 May 2021. 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 -7 873 £75,000 +20.00% 167
London +38 495 £85,000 +21.43% 78
UK excluding London -58 408 £57,500 -4.17% 96
Work from Home -48 168 £75,000 +11.94% 30
South East -48 106 £60,000 -7.69% 35
South West +56 99 £47,500 -9.52% 10
North of England -60 77 £62,500 +13.64% 24
Midlands -31 54 £75,000 +36.36% 12
Yorkshire -4 53 £62,500 +13.64% 4
East Midlands +4 30 £52,500 +23.53% 6
East of England -3 27 £78,500 +16.30% 6
North West -33 24 £60,000 +14.29% 13
West Midlands -49 22 £80,000 +33.33% 6
Scotland -25 21 £55,000 - 2
Wales +24 19 £45,000 -6.25% 7
Northern Ireland +10 5 £45,000 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 6 May 2021, 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.

1 532 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 492 (51.57%) Microservices
3 377 (39.52%) Azure
4 360 (37.74%) Web Services
5 355 (37.21%) C#
6 343 (35.95%) .NET
7 337 (35.32%) Java
8 334 (35.01%) SQL
9 325 (34.07%) DevOps
10 308 (32.29%) JavaScript
11 249 (26.10%) CSS
12 247 (25.89%) MVC
13 241 (25.26%) React
14 229 (24.00%) Social Skills
15 226 (23.69%) Test Automation
16 224 (23.48%) SQL Server
17 217 (22.75%) Software Engineering
17 217 (22.75%) REST
18 209 (21.91%) AWS
19 195 (20.44%) TDD
20 188 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
21 187 (19.60%) OO
22 185 (19.39%) Microsoft
23 182 (19.08%) .NET Framework
24 177 (18.55%) .NET Core
25 173 (18.13%) jQuery
25 173 (18.13%) Docker
26 165 (17.30%) Kubernetes
27 164 (17.19%) Degree
28 161 (16.88%) UML

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
1 138 (14.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 93 (9.75%) SharePoint
3 53 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
4 34 (3.56%) Confluence
5 19 (1.99%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.57%) Red Hat Fuse
7 14 (1.47%) Apache
8 13 (1.36%) CMS
8 13 (1.36%) IIS
8 13 (1.36%) NServiceBus
8 13 (1.36%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.05%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.05%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.94%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.73%) Mule
12 5 (0.52%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.52%) Mule ESB
12 5 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.15%) InVision
3 4 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.42%) Fireworks
3 4 (0.42%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.42%) Sketch
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 93 (9.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 11 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
4 10 (1.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.31%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.21%) Magento
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.10%) Maximo
9 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.10%) Shopify
9 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 377 (39.52%) Azure
2 209 (21.91%) AWS
3 151 (15.83%) PaaS
4 93 (9.75%) Azure Service Bus
5 89 (9.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 82 (8.60%) Serverless
7 80 (8.39%) Azure Storage
8 76 (7.97%) Azure Key Vault
9 69 (7.23%) Azure App Service
10 67 (7.02%) Azure Service Fabric
11 61 (6.39%) Cloud Computing
11 61 (6.39%) IaaS
12 60 (6.29%) SaaS
13 36 (3.77%) GCP
14 35 (3.67%) Azure Functions
15 31 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
16 27 (2.83%) AWS CloudFormation
17 23 (2.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 17 (1.78%) Microsoft 365
19 16 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.66%) Internet
2 51 (5.35%) HTTP
3 21 (2.20%) Firewall
4 12 (1.26%) DNS
4 12 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (1.26%) Network Security
5 11 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.94%) FTP
6 9 (0.94%) Skype
7 6 (0.63%) SMTP
8 5 (0.52%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.52%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.42%) Intranet
10 3 (0.31%) ATM
10 3 (0.31%) SAN
10 3 (0.31%) SSL
11 2 (0.21%) Broadband
11 2 (0.21%) CTI
11 2 (0.21%) LAN
11 2 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 102 (10.69%) NoSQL
3 66 (6.92%) Relational Database
4 62 (6.50%) Big Data
5 53 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 39 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (3.98%) MySQL
8 26 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (2.62%) Azure SQL Database
10 20 (2.10%) RDBMS
11 19 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (1.99%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.89%) Oracle Database
13 17 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 14 (1.47%) Redis
15 14 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (1.26%) Power BI
18 9 (0.94%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 133 (13.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 113 (11.84%) Visual Studio Team System
3 94 (9.85%) Git (software)
4 69 (7.23%) Jenkins
5 51 (5.35%) JIRA
6 39 (4.09%) Maven
6 39 (4.09%) Visual Studio
7 37 (3.88%) Selenium
8 27 (2.83%) Mocha
9 26 (2.73%) Gradle
10 23 (2.41%) Artifactory
10 23 (2.41%) JUnit
11 18 (1.89%) Mockito
12 14 (1.47%) NUnit
12 14 (1.47%) Postman
13 13 (1.36%) TeamCity
14 11 (1.15%) ReSharper
15 10 (1.05%) Travis CI
16 9 (0.94%) SpecFlow
17 8 (0.84%) Jasmine
General
1 229 (24.00%) Social Skills
2 143 (14.99%) Finance
3 112 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (5.24%) Marketing
5 41 (4.30%) Banking
6 38 (3.98%) Retail
7 37 (3.88%) Back Office
8 34 (3.56%) Influencing Skills
9 29 (3.04%) Public Sector
10 28 (2.94%) Publishing
11 27 (2.83%) Presentation Skills
12 20 (2.10%) Automotive
13 19 (1.99%) Games
14 18 (1.89%) Law
15 8 (0.84%) Front Office
15 8 (0.84%) Telecoms
16 7 (0.73%) Billing
16 7 (0.73%) Local Government
17 6 (0.63%) Online Betting
17 6 (0.63%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 416 (43.61%) Developer
2 225 (23.58%) Architect
3 175 (18.34%) Senior Developer
4 129 (13.52%) C# Developer
5 116 (12.16%) .NET Developer
6 108 (11.32%) Azure Developer
7 92 (9.64%) Solutions Architect
8 85 (8.91%) C# .NET Developer
9 83 (8.70%) Software Engineer
10 82 (8.60%) Senior C# Developer
11 69 (7.23%) Senior .NET Developer
12 65 (6.81%) SQL Developer
13 56 (5.87%) Full Stack Developer
14 52 (5.45%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 52 (5.45%) Senior SQL Developer
15 49 (5.14%) Software Developer
16 47 (4.93%) Cloud Engineer
17 44 (4.61%) Java Engineer
18 43 (4.51%) Security Engineer
19 40 (4.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (37.74%) Web Services
2 343 (35.95%) .NET
3 249 (26.10%) CSS
4 241 (25.26%) React
5 217 (22.75%) REST
6 182 (19.08%) .NET Framework
7 177 (18.55%) .NET Core
8 173 (18.13%) jQuery
9 160 (16.77%) HTML
10 156 (16.35%) ASP.NET Web API
11 152 (15.93%) Entity Framework
11 152 (15.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 138 (14.47%) AngularJS
13 128 (13.42%) SOAP
14 90 (9.43%) XML
15 86 (9.01%) JSON
16 81 (8.49%) RESTful
17 73 (7.65%) Node.js
18 72 (7.55%) Vue.js
19 54 (5.66%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 140 (14.68%) N-Tier
2 69 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
3 43 (4.51%) User Experience
4 41 (4.30%) Reinsurance
5 33 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (3.25%) Mobile App
7 30 (3.14%) Cloud Native
8 28 (2.94%) Algorithms
9 26 (2.73%) Management Information System
10 25 (2.62%) Virtual Team
11 24 (2.52%) New Media
12 17 (1.78%) Blog
12 17 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (1.57%) Video\Live Streaming
14 14 (1.47%) NHS
15 13 (1.36%) Data Centre
15 13 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
16 12 (1.26%) Client/Server
17 7 (0.73%) Data Structures
17 7 (0.73%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 123 (12.89%) Linux
2 61 (6.39%) Windows
3 33 (3.46%) Unix
4 17 (1.78%) Android
5 15 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.26%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.73%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.21%) HPUX
11 2 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 492 (51.57%) Microservices
3 325 (34.07%) DevOps
4 247 (25.89%) MVC
5 226 (23.69%) Test Automation
6 217 (22.75%) Software Engineering
7 195 (20.44%) TDD
8 188 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
9 187 (19.60%) OO
10 161 (16.88%) UML
11 138 (14.47%) Deployment Automation
12 132 (13.84%) SOLID
13 123 (12.89%) Mentoring
14 120 (12.58%) Scrum
15 114 (11.95%) CRM
16 111 (11.64%) BDD
17 106 (11.11%) Computer Science
18 98 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
19 93 (9.75%) Migration
20 89 (9.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 355 (37.21%) C#
2 337 (35.32%) Java
3 334 (35.01%) SQL
4 308 (32.29%) JavaScript
5 146 (15.30%) T-SQL
6 109 (11.43%) PowerShell
7 105 (11.01%) Python
8 56 (5.87%) TypeScript
9 46 (4.82%) Ruby
10 43 (4.51%) Go
11 36 (3.77%) PHP
12 31 (3.25%) Java 8
12 31 (3.25%) Perl
12 31 (3.25%) Shell Script
13 29 (3.04%) C++
14 28 (2.94%) PL/SQL
15 24 (2.52%) C
16 21 (2.20%) VB.NET
17 11 (1.15%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 164 (17.19%) Degree
2 55 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 46 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 37 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 22 (2.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 19 (1.99%) Master's Degree
7 17 (1.78%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.26%) PhD
10 10 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (0.94%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.73%) CISM
12 7 (0.73%) CISSP
13 6 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (0.63%) PCI QSA
13 6 (0.63%) SANS
14 4 (0.42%) AWS Certification
15 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.97%) QA
2 15 (1.57%) GDPR
3 11 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.94%) HL7
4 9 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.94%) WCAG
5 8 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.84%) Government Security Classifications
5 8 (0.84%) NCSC
6 6 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 6 (0.63%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.63%) NIST
6 6 (0.63%) NIST 800
6 6 (0.63%) PA-DSS
6 6 (0.63%) RMADS
7 5 (0.52%) GRC
8 4 (0.42%) WAI
9 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 173 (18.13%) Docker
2 34 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.83%) Active Directory
4 19 (1.99%) KVM
5 10 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.73%) vSphere
8 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 165 (17.30%) Kubernetes
2 146 (15.30%) Terraform
3 96 (10.06%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (3.56%) Puppet
5 19 (1.99%) Ansible
5 19 (1.99%) CFEngine
5 19 (1.99%) Demisto
6 12 (1.26%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.15%) Nessus
8 10 (1.05%) Data Guard
8 10 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (0.94%) Grafana
10 8 (0.84%) FlexNet
11 7 (0.73%) Consul
11 7 (0.73%) Nagios
11 7 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.73%) Sysdig
11 7 (0.73%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.73%) vRealize
12 6 (0.63%) Rancher
Vendors
1 185 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 138 (14.47%) Oracle
3 87 (9.12%) Nintex
4 43 (4.51%) IBM
5 38 (3.98%) VMware
6 31 (3.25%) Google
7 30 (3.14%) ServiceNow
8 27 (2.83%) MuleSoft
9 24 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (2.10%) Red Hat
10 20 (2.10%) Splunk
11 19 (1.99%) ArcSight
12 12 (1.26%) SAP
12 12 (1.26%) Sparx
13 10 (1.05%) TIBCO
14 9 (0.94%) Dell
15 8 (0.84%) ANSYS
15 8 (0.84%) Bloomberg
15 8 (0.84%) Rackspace
16 7 (0.73%) CA