Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 277 244 218
Rank change year-on-year -33 -26 -37
Permanent jobs citing SOA 826 1,634 2,458
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.33% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.44% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 747 1,381 2,029
Median annual salary £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.00% -3.85% +4.84%
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%

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 68,836 113,354 139,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.53% 92.06% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 54,242 90,990 111,795
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,053 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.67% +1.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,900
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £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 26 February 2021.

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 26 February 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 -20 764 £75,000 +15.38% 167
London +24 430 £85,000 +25.93% 72
UK excluding London -69 345 £60,000 - 105
Work from Home -37 125 £75,000 - 32
South East -8 122 £60,000 -7.69% 31
South West +75 62 £46,500 -7.00% 13
Midlands +13 55 £75,000 +25.00% 13
North of England -78 51 £54,000 -1.82% 32
West Midlands +8 32 £75,000 +25.00% 10
Yorkshire +6 30 £47,500 -13.64% 12
East of England +24 26 £78,500 +4.67% 6
East Midlands +25 21 £42,500 - 3
North West -55 21 £61,250 +8.54% 14
Scotland -20 16 £70,000 +55.56% 7
Wales +10 12 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Northern Ireland +15 3 £40,000 - 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 469 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (52.18%) Microservices
3 333 (40.31%) SQL
4 320 (38.74%) Azure
5 317 (38.38%) .NET
6 316 (38.26%) C#
7 313 (37.89%) DevOps
8 308 (37.29%) Web Services
9 271 (32.81%) JavaScript
10 268 (32.45%) Java
11 238 (28.81%) React
12 231 (27.97%) MVC
13 223 (27.00%) CSS
14 199 (24.09%) Test Automation
15 195 (23.61%) SQL Server
16 191 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
17 190 (23.00%) AWS
18 182 (22.03%) jQuery
19 181 (21.91%) .NET Framework
20 176 (21.31%) .NET Core
21 173 (20.94%) REST
22 168 (20.34%) Finance
23 165 (19.98%) TDD
24 164 (19.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 163 (19.73%) PaaS
25 163 (19.73%) SOLID
26 161 (19.49%) Software Engineering
27 157 (19.01%) Entity Framework
28 153 (18.52%) ASP.NET Web API
29 144 (17.43%) OO

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
1 133 (16.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 83 (10.05%) SharePoint
3 32 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (3.63%) NServiceBus
5 29 (3.51%) Confluence
6 19 (2.30%) Red Hat Fuse
7 11 (1.33%) CMS
7 11 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.33%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.21%) Apache
9 9 (1.09%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.09%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.97%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.73%) Mule
12 5 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.48%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.48%) Liferay
14 3 (0.36%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.97%) InVision
3 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 72 (8.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 12 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
4 10 (1.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.61%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.48%) Maximo
8 4 (0.48%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.24%) Elite 3E
10 1 (0.12%) Magento
10 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.12%) Shopify
10 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 320 (38.74%) Azure
2 190 (23.00%) AWS
3 163 (19.73%) PaaS
4 80 (9.69%) IaaS
5 77 (9.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 63 (7.63%) Serverless
7 51 (6.17%) SaaS
8 44 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
10 23 (2.78%) Azure Functions
11 21 (2.54%) GCP
12 15 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (1.69%) Boomi
13 14 (1.69%) npm
14 12 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (1.45%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 12 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (1.45%) BrowserStack
15 11 (1.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.30%) HTTP
2 33 (4.00%) Internet
3 29 (3.51%) Skype
4 16 (1.94%) Firewall
5 11 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (0.73%) SSL
6 6 (0.73%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.61%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.48%) Broadband
8 4 (0.48%) DNS
8 4 (0.48%) SMTP
9 3 (0.36%) ATM
9 3 (0.36%) WAAS
10 2 (0.24%) CTI
10 2 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.24%) LAN
10 2 (0.24%) Network Security
10 2 (0.24%) SAN
10 2 (0.24%) Softphone
10 2 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (23.61%) SQL Server
2 125 (15.13%) NoSQL
3 41 (4.96%) Big Data
4 40 (4.84%) MongoDB
5 37 (4.48%) Relational Database
6 33 (4.00%) MySQL
7 31 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.18%) Redis
9 15 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (1.82%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.82%) RDBMS
10 14 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (1.21%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 134 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 103 (12.47%) Git (software)
3 92 (11.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 50 (6.05%) Jenkins
5 41 (4.96%) JIRA
6 32 (3.87%) Maven
7 31 (3.75%) Visual Studio
8 30 (3.63%) Selenium
9 23 (2.78%) JUnit
10 21 (2.54%) Mocha
11 20 (2.42%) Gradle
12 16 (1.94%) Artifactory
13 15 (1.82%) Mockito
13 15 (1.82%) Postman
14 10 (1.21%) SpecFlow
14 10 (1.21%) TeamCity
15 7 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
15 7 (0.85%) ReSharper
16 6 (0.73%) Cucumber
16 6 (0.73%) WebDriver
General
1 168 (20.34%) Finance
2 51 (6.17%) Back Office
3 41 (4.96%) Banking
4 33 (4.00%) Marketing
5 32 (3.87%) Law
6 25 (3.03%) Retail
7 23 (2.78%) Publishing
8 19 (2.30%) Public Sector
9 16 (1.94%) Games
10 14 (1.69%) Automotive
11 12 (1.45%) Front Office
11 12 (1.45%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.09%) Advertising
12 9 (1.09%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.97%) French Language
13 8 (0.97%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.61%) Billing
15 4 (0.48%) Legal
16 3 (0.36%) Electronics
17 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 381 (46.13%) Developer
2 191 (23.12%) Architect
3 173 (20.94%) Senior Developer
4 121 (14.65%) .NET Developer
5 113 (13.68%) C# Developer
6 94 (11.38%) Azure Developer
7 83 (10.05%) Senior .NET Developer
8 82 (9.93%) C# .NET Developer
9 81 (9.81%) Senior C# Developer
10 80 (9.69%) Solutions Architect
11 69 (8.35%) SQL Developer
12 56 (6.78%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 56 (6.78%) Senior SQL Developer
13 53 (6.42%) Software Engineer
14 47 (5.69%) Software Developer
15 42 (5.08%) Full Stack Developer
16 41 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 39 (4.72%) Java Engineer
18 37 (4.48%) Consultant
18 37 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (38.38%) .NET
2 308 (37.29%) Web Services
3 238 (28.81%) React
4 223 (27.00%) CSS
5 182 (22.03%) jQuery
6 181 (21.91%) .NET Framework
7 176 (21.31%) .NET Core
8 173 (20.94%) REST
9 164 (19.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 157 (19.01%) Entity Framework
11 153 (18.52%) ASP.NET Web API
12 126 (15.25%) HTML
13 116 (14.04%) AngularJS
14 106 (12.83%) SOAP
15 79 (9.56%) XML
16 78 (9.44%) ASP.NET
17 73 (8.84%) JSON
18 67 (8.11%) Node.js
19 66 (7.99%) RESTful
19 66 (7.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 127 (15.38%) N-Tier
2 94 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (7.38%) Enterprise Software
4 44 (5.33%) User Experience
5 39 (4.72%) Reinsurance
6 25 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.54%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.42%) Algorithms
8 20 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (2.06%) Blog
10 14 (1.69%) Cloud Native
11 12 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (1.21%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 9 (1.09%) NHS
14 7 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.85%) Life Science
15 6 (0.73%) FMCG
15 6 (0.73%) PlayStation
15 6 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (11.50%) Linux
2 46 (5.57%) Windows
3 22 (2.66%) Unix
4 12 (1.45%) Ubuntu
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.48%) Android
8 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (52.18%) Microservices
3 313 (37.89%) DevOps
4 231 (27.97%) MVC
5 199 (24.09%) Test Automation
6 191 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
7 165 (19.98%) TDD
8 163 (19.73%) SOLID
9 161 (19.49%) Software Engineering
10 144 (17.43%) OO
11 137 (16.59%) UML
12 133 (16.10%) Deployment Automation
13 101 (12.23%) BDD
14 92 (11.14%) CRM
15 86 (10.41%) Mentoring
15 86 (10.41%) Unit Testing
16 77 (9.32%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
17 72 (8.72%) Computer Science
18 67 (8.11%) Analytics
19 66 (7.99%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 333 (40.31%) SQL
2 316 (38.26%) C#
3 271 (32.81%) JavaScript
4 268 (32.45%) Java
5 126 (15.25%) T-SQL
6 110 (13.32%) PowerShell
7 49 (5.93%) Python
8 47 (5.69%) TypeScript
9 36 (4.36%) Java 8
10 29 (3.51%) Go
10 29 (3.51%) PL/SQL
11 23 (2.78%) PHP
12 21 (2.54%) C
12 21 (2.54%) Ruby
13 17 (2.06%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.94%) Kotlin
15 15 (1.82%) Scala
16 14 (1.69%) Perl
17 11 (1.33%) C++
17 11 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 132 (15.98%) Degree
2 51 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 31 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (2.06%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 15 (1.82%) Master's Degree
8 11 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
9 10 (1.21%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.21%) PhD
10 9 (1.09%) CISM
10 9 (1.09%) CISSP
10 9 (1.09%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (0.73%) PCI QSA
12 6 (0.73%) SANS
13 4 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
14 3 (0.36%) CISA
14 3 (0.36%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.96%) QA
2 10 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.09%) HL7
4 8 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.97%) GDPR
4 8 (0.97%) Government Security Classifications
4 8 (0.97%) NCSC
5 6 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 6 (0.73%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.73%) NIST
5 6 (0.73%) NIST 800
5 6 (0.73%) PA-DSS
5 6 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.73%) RMADS
6 4 (0.48%) ITGC
7 3 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.36%) COBIT
7 3 (0.36%) COSO
7 3 (0.36%) HIPAA
System Software
1 139 (16.83%) Docker
2 29 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.45%) KVM
5 9 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.24%) HDFS
7 2 (0.24%) XenApp
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 125 (15.13%) Terraform
2 114 (13.80%) Kubernetes
3 66 (7.99%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (2.54%) Puppet
5 12 (1.45%) CFEngine
5 12 (1.45%) Demisto
5 12 (1.45%) ZABBIX
6 10 (1.21%) Nessus
7 6 (0.73%) Ansible
7 6 (0.73%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.73%) Grafana
7 6 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.73%) Rancher
8 5 (0.61%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.48%) FlexNet
10 2 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.24%) Oozie
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.12%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 140 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 134 (16.22%) Oracle
3 77 (9.32%) Nintex
4 40 (4.84%) IBM
5 30 (3.63%) VMware
6 29 (3.51%) MuleSoft
7 23 (2.78%) Sparx
8 21 (2.54%) Google
9 19 (2.30%) ServiceNow
10 16 (1.94%) SAP
10 16 (1.94%) TIBCO
11 14 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.57%) Dell
13 12 (1.45%) ArcSight
13 12 (1.45%) Red Hat
13 12 (1.45%) Splunk
14 11 (1.33%) Solace
15 10 (1.21%) Rackspace
16 9 (1.09%) Alibaba
17 7 (0.85%) New Relic