Period
to 22 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 174 142
Rank change year-on-year -4 -32 0
Permanent jobs citing SOA 3,229 3,686 4,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 2.09% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.28% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,442 2,841 3,664
UK median annual salary £62,500 £61,200 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.12% +4.62% +1.74%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

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 151,569 161,769 176,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 120,615 127,769 147,064
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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 -5 2,994 £65,000 +4.00% 378
UK excluding London -3 1,701 £55,000 - 216
London -5 1,471 £70,000 - 183
South East +2 525 £57,000 +3.64% 54
North of England -26 377 £55,000 +3.29% 60
Midlands +35 235 £47,500 -12.04% 43
North West -19 227 £52,500 +5.00% 37
South West +43 205 £50,000 +5.26% 21
East of England -69 174 £65,000 +8.33% 17
Scotland +27 154 £49,083 -18.20% 12
East Midlands +51 119 £47,500 -5.00% 14
Yorkshire -29 119 £55,000 -8.33% 18
West Midlands 0 116 £51,250 -6.82% 29
Wales +14 37 £50,000 -31.03% 9
North East -1 31 £60,000 -13.04% 5
Northern Ireland +5 13 £32,500 -53.57%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 1,658 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,374 (42.55%) Java
3 1,239 (38.37%) .NET
4 1,088 (33.69%) C#
5 1,075 (33.29%) Web Services
6 1,051 (32.55%) Microservices
7 980 (30.35%) SQL
8 923 (28.58%) JavaScript
9 821 (25.43%) TDD
10 799 (24.74%) SQL Server
11 782 (24.22%) Finance
12 734 (22.73%) REST
13 716 (22.17%) HTML
14 704 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
15 682 (21.12%) MVC
16 670 (20.75%) Scrum
17 662 (20.50%) Microsoft Azure
18 645 (19.98%) Microsoft
19 622 (19.26%) OO
20 617 (19.11%) Oracle
21 590 (18.27%) CSS
22 586 (18.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
23 563 (17.44%) Spring
24 554 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
25 542 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
26 540 (16.72%) Git (software)
27 518 (16.04%) Degree
28 517 (16.01%) AngularJS
29 513 (15.89%) Software Engineering
30 504 (15.61%) DevOps

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
1 586 (18.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 160 (4.96%) JBoss
3 157 (4.86%) SharePoint
4 144 (4.46%) WebSphere
5 141 (4.37%) WebLogic
6 114 (3.53%) Tomcat
7 106 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
8 105 (3.25%) Confluence
9 86 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
10 83 (2.57%) Apache
11 56 (1.73%) Oracle Service Bus
12 54 (1.67%) IIS
13 53 (1.64%) CMS
14 49 (1.52%) Apache Spark
15 48 (1.49%) NServiceBus
16 38 (1.18%) OpenStack
17 25 (0.77%) Apache Solr
18 21 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
19 19 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
20 17 (0.53%) MQSeries
Applications
1 29 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.093%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.062%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.062%) Simulink
9 1 (0.031%) Mingle
9 1 (0.031%) Weka
Business Applications
1 94 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
3 27 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
4 26 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
5 15 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 11 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 9 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.22%) Magento
9 6 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
9 6 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
11 4 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
12 3 (0.093%) SAP MDG
13 2 (0.062%) Oracle Payables
13 2 (0.062%) Oracle Receivables
13 2 (0.062%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 704 (21.80%) Amazon AWS
2 662 (20.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 203 (6.29%) SaaS
4 180 (5.57%) PaaS
5 139 (4.30%) IaaS
6 95 (2.94%) Serverless
7 88 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 51 (1.58%) GitHub
9 50 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
10 26 (0.81%) NuGet
11 22 (0.68%) Office 365
12 21 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
13 19 (0.59%) OpenShift
14 18 (0.56%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 17 (0.53%) Boomi
16 16 (0.50%) BPaaS
17 15 (0.46%) Force.com
18 14 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
18 14 (0.43%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 132 (4.09%) HTTP
2 87 (2.69%) TCP/IP
3 73 (2.26%) Internet
4 44 (1.36%) DNS
5 38 (1.18%) SSL
6 30 (0.93%) SAN
7 23 (0.71%) Firewall
7 23 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
8 22 (0.68%) FTP
9 21 (0.65%) VPN
10 20 (0.62%) AMQP
11 19 (0.59%) Software-Defined Networking
12 18 (0.56%) SSH
13 12 (0.37%) SMPP
14 10 (0.31%) iSCSI
15 8 (0.25%) DHCP
16 7 (0.22%) Broadband
16 7 (0.22%) DAB
16 7 (0.22%) HTTPS
17 6 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 799 (24.74%) SQL Server
2 280 (8.67%) NoSQL
3 250 (7.74%) Big Data
4 249 (7.71%) Relational Database
5 228 (7.06%) MySQL
6 208 (6.44%) MongoDB
7 162 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
8 132 (4.09%) Oracle Database
9 113 (3.50%) Hadoop
9 113 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 112 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 105 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
12 104 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 100 (3.10%) RDBMS
14 85 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 68 (2.11%) Redis
16 65 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
17 62 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 59 (1.83%) Power BI
19 58 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 540 (16.72%) Git (software)
2 235 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 232 (7.18%) Maven
4 216 (6.69%) Jenkins
5 191 (5.92%) JIRA
6 115 (3.56%) Subversion
7 112 (3.47%) Visual Studio
8 109 (3.38%) Octopus Deploy
9 108 (3.34%) Visual Studio Team System
10 100 (3.10%) JUnit
11 93 (2.88%) Selenium
12 89 (2.76%) NUnit
13 83 (2.57%) TeamCity
14 82 (2.54%) Eclipse
15 78 (2.42%) Bitbucket
16 77 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 60 (1.86%) NetBeans
18 50 (1.55%) SoapUI
19 46 (1.42%) IntelliJ
20 42 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 782 (24.22%) Finance
2 304 (9.41%) Banking
3 202 (6.26%) Retail
4 118 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 97 (3.00%) Manufacturing
6 92 (2.85%) Financial Institution
7 82 (2.54%) Back Office
8 72 (2.23%) Marketing
8 72 (2.23%) Telecoms
9 51 (1.58%) Law
10 48 (1.49%) Automotive
11 47 (1.46%) Retail Banking
12 37 (1.15%) Games
13 34 (1.05%) Legal
14 26 (0.81%) General Ledger
15 23 (0.71%) Advertising
16 21 (0.65%) Front Office
17 19 (0.59%) Local Government
18 18 (0.56%) Billing
19 15 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,451 (44.94%) Developer
2 933 (28.89%) Architect
3 499 (15.45%) Java Developer
4 494 (15.30%) Senior Developer
5 381 (11.80%) Solutions Architect
6 311 (9.63%) .NET Developer
7 285 (8.83%) C# Developer
8 212 (6.57%) Software Engineer
9 192 (5.95%) Lead Developer
10 180 (5.57%) C# .NET Developer
11 174 (5.39%) Senior Java Developer
12 170 (5.26%) Software Developer
13 141 (4.37%) Senior .NET Developer
14 139 (4.30%) Technical Architect
15 107 (3.31%) Consultant
16 98 (3.03%) Senior C# Developer
17 96 (2.97%) Java Engineer
17 96 (2.97%) Senior Architect
18 89 (2.76%) Cloud Architect
19 87 (2.69%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,239 (38.37%) .NET
2 1,075 (33.29%) Web Services
3 734 (22.73%) REST
4 716 (22.17%) HTML
5 590 (18.27%) CSS
6 563 (17.44%) Spring
7 517 (16.01%) AngularJS
8 450 (13.94%) XML
9 447 (13.84%) SOAP
10 413 (12.79%) RESTful
11 365 (11.30%) .NET Framework
12 363 (11.24%) ASP.NET
13 356 (11.03%) ASP.NET Web API
14 353 (10.93%) React
15 315 (9.76%) jQuery
16 294 (9.10%) Middleware
17 289 (8.95%) Node.js
18 280 (8.67%) Entity Framework
19 278 (8.61%) HTML5
20 251 (7.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 330 (10.22%) Enterprise Software
2 310 (9.60%) Computer Science
3 273 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
4 175 (5.42%) Fintech
5 161 (4.99%) Mobile App
6 153 (4.74%) N-Tier
7 151 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
8 137 (4.24%) User Experience
9 104 (3.22%) Management Information System
10 90 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
11 65 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
12 54 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
13 53 (1.64%) Data Centre
14 36 (1.11%) Client/Server
15 32 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 32 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
16 30 (0.93%) Algorithms
17 28 (0.87%) Data Structures
17 28 (0.87%) Public Cloud
17 28 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 380 (11.77%) Linux
2 252 (7.80%) Windows
3 171 (5.30%) Unix
4 64 (1.98%) Android
5 39 (1.21%) Apple iOS
6 33 (1.02%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.28%) Solaris
9 8 (0.25%) AIX
10 6 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.093%) CentOS
13 1 (0.031%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.031%) Debian
13 1 (0.031%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.031%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,658 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,051 (32.55%) Microservices
3 821 (25.43%) TDD
4 682 (21.12%) MVC
5 670 (20.75%) Scrum
6 622 (19.26%) OO
7 554 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
8 542 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
9 513 (15.89%) Software Engineering
10 504 (15.61%) DevOps
11 374 (11.58%) Test Automation
12 361 (11.18%) TOGAF
13 344 (10.65%) SDLC
14 326 (10.10%) BDD
15 324 (10.03%) Unit Testing
16 312 (9.66%) Open Source
17 310 (9.60%) SOLID
18 298 (9.23%) Mentoring
19 262 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
20 249 (7.71%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1,374 (42.55%) Java
2 1,088 (33.69%) C#
3 980 (30.35%) SQL
4 923 (28.58%) JavaScript
5 322 (9.97%) T-SQL
6 237 (7.34%) Python
7 194 (6.01%) C++
8 155 (4.80%) Java 8
9 140 (4.34%) PL/SQL
10 130 (4.03%) PHP
11 100 (3.10%) Scala
12 97 (3.00%) C
13 79 (2.45%) PowerShell
14 76 (2.35%) TypeScript
15 73 (2.26%) Bash Shell
16 70 (2.17%) Ruby
17 62 (1.92%) VB.NET
18 59 (1.83%) Go
19 37 (1.15%) Shell Script
20 25 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 518 (16.04%) Degree
2 179 (5.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (2.73%) Security Cleared
4 65 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 45 (1.39%) Master's Degree
6 43 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
8 33 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
9 22 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (0.59%) MCPD
11 18 (0.56%) ISTQB
12 17 (0.53%) AWS Certification
12 17 (0.53%) Postgraduate
13 14 (0.43%) CISSP
14 11 (0.34%) OCPJP
15 10 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (0.31%) MCSE
16 8 (0.25%) ISACA
16 8 (0.25%) ISEB
17 7 (0.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (5.79%) QA
2 46 (1.42%) GDPR
3 30 (0.93%) SLA
4 28 (0.87%) COBIT
5 18 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.43%) PMO
7 13 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.22%) DICOM
9 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.15%) PSD2
11 3 (0.093%) ISO 20022
11 3 (0.093%) PA-DSS
12 2 (0.062%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.062%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 1 (0.031%) HL7
13 1 (0.031%) UCITS
System Software
1 326 (10.10%) Docker
2 36 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
4 28 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 19 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
5 19 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (0.37%) NFS
6 12 (0.37%) Samba
7 11 (0.34%) vCloud
7 11 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.25%) LXC
9 7 (0.22%) vSphere
10 4 (0.12%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.093%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.062%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.062%) iptables
12 2 (0.062%) KVM
12 2 (0.062%) QEMU
13 1 (0.031%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 115 (3.56%) Kubernetes
2 71 (2.20%) Ansible
3 64 (1.98%) Puppet
4 60 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (1.05%) Terraform
6 18 (0.56%) Packer
7 15 (0.46%) Kibana
8 12 (0.37%) logstash
8 12 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 9 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
10 8 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.25%) Salt
10 8 (0.25%) Tivoli
11 7 (0.22%) HP ALM
12 6 (0.19%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 5 (0.15%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
15 3 (0.093%) Single Sign-On
16 2 (0.062%) Mesos
16 2 (0.062%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 645 (19.98%) Microsoft
2 617 (19.11%) Oracle
3 141 (4.37%) Google
4 136 (4.21%) IBM
5 77 (2.38%) VMware
6 70 (2.17%) SAP
7 69 (2.14%) Nintex
8 63 (1.95%) MuleSoft
9 55 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
10 49 (1.52%) Xamarin
11 47 (1.46%) TIBCO
12 40 (1.24%) Sitecore
13 37 (1.15%) Cognizant
14 36 (1.11%) Atlassian
15 35 (1.08%) hybris
16 31 (0.96%) Splunk
17 28 (0.87%) Zend
18 23 (0.71%) Rackspace
19 22 (0.68%) Red Hat
20 21 (0.65%) HP