Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 276 237 195
Rank change year-on-year -39 -42 -4
Permanent jobs citing SOA 614 1,890 2,924
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.39% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.51% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 548 1,576 2,275
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £92,875 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -

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 50,654 125,160 148,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.21% 92.18% 92.01%
Number of salaries quoted 42,048 98,999 117,971
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +4.48% +0.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.05%

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 November 2020.

Salary histogram for SOA in the UK

SOA
Top 18 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 November 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 -31 581 £65,000 - 103
UK excluding London -26 300 £57,500 - 57
London -6 285 £81,250 +16.07% 51
South East +40 129 £60,000 -7.69% 20
North of England -42 66 £55,000 +4.76% 15
Work from Home -7 59 £57,500 -20.69% 15
Midlands +62 42 £55,000 - 6
South West +108 41 £50,000 - 8
North West -23 31 £58,750 +6.82% 11
West Midlands +56 27 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Yorkshire +26 27 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East Midlands +63 15 £50,000 - 4
North East +14 8 £65,000 - 1
East of England +50 7 £69,250 -7.67% 3
Wales +17 7 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Scotland +8 6 £70,000 +81.82% 2
Northern Ireland +23 4 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 336 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (49.84%) Microservices
3 262 (42.67%) C#
4 258 (42.02%) SQL
5 248 (40.39%) .NET
6 228 (37.13%) Azure
7 222 (36.16%) DevOps
8 172 (28.01%) Web Services
9 170 (27.69%) JavaScript
10 167 (27.20%) AWS
11 162 (26.38%) MVC
12 161 (26.22%) Java
13 143 (23.29%) CSS
14 141 (22.96%) SQL Server
15 138 (22.48%) .NET Core
16 134 (21.82%) Finance
17 133 (21.66%) SOLID
18 130 (21.17%) NoSQL
18 130 (21.17%) REST
19 129 (21.01%) React
20 126 (20.52%) Continuous Integration
21 124 (20.20%) Git (software)
22 123 (20.03%) PaaS
23 121 (19.71%) HTML
24 116 (18.89%) .NET Framework
25 113 (18.40%) TDD
26 112 (18.24%) ASP.NET
27 110 (17.92%) Software Engineering
28 102 (16.61%) Entity Framework
29 101 (16.45%) jQuery

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 81 (13.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 48 (7.82%) SharePoint
3 40 (6.51%) NServiceBus
4 25 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (2.93%) WebLogic
6 14 (2.28%) CMS
7 8 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (0.98%) ArcGIS
8 6 (0.98%) Confluence
8 6 (0.98%) Red Hat Fuse
8 6 (0.98%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.81%) IIS
10 4 (0.65%) Mule
10 4 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.49%) Apache
11 3 (0.49%) Liferay
11 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.93%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 11 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (1.14%) Maximo
6 5 (0.81%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.65%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.65%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 228 (37.13%) Azure
2 167 (27.20%) AWS
3 123 (20.03%) PaaS
4 87 (14.17%) IaaS
5 60 (9.77%) SaaS
6 25 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (3.58%) Dynamics 365
7 22 (3.58%) Serverless
8 19 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (3.09%) GCP
9 14 (2.28%) BPaaS
9 14 (2.28%) npm
10 13 (2.12%) Amazon EKS
10 13 (2.12%) GitHub
10 13 (2.12%) NuGet
11 9 (1.47%) Boomi
12 8 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 7 (1.14%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (10.91%) HTTP
2 37 (6.03%) Skype
3 9 (1.47%) Firewall
3 9 (1.47%) Network Security
4 6 (0.98%) Internet
4 6 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.65%) Broadband
5 4 (0.65%) DNS
5 4 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.49%) SSL
7 2 (0.33%) SMTP
7 2 (0.33%) WAAS
8 1 (0.16%) L2TP
8 1 (0.16%) LAN
8 1 (0.16%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.16%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.16%) SAN
8 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.16%) VPN
8 1 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (22.96%) SQL Server
2 130 (21.17%) NoSQL
3 35 (5.70%) Relational Database
4 27 (4.40%) MySQL
5 26 (4.23%) MongoDB
6 24 (3.91%) Redis
7 20 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (2.12%) Scylla
10 11 (1.79%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.30%) CouchDB
14 7 (1.14%) Big Data
14 7 (1.14%) Power BI
15 5 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
15 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 124 (20.20%) Git (software)
2 91 (14.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (5.70%) Visual Studio Team System
4 32 (5.21%) Jenkins
5 23 (3.75%) Visual Studio
6 19 (3.09%) Selenium
7 17 (2.77%) TeamCity
8 15 (2.44%) JIRA
9 13 (2.12%) NUnit
10 10 (1.63%) JUnit
11 9 (1.47%) gulp
11 9 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (1.47%) Postman
12 8 (1.30%) Moq
12 8 (1.30%) SpecFlow
13 6 (0.98%) Grunt
13 6 (0.98%) jspm
13 6 (0.98%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (0.98%) Maven
13 6 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 134 (21.82%) Finance
2 28 (4.56%) Law
2 28 (4.56%) Manufacturing
3 26 (4.23%) Banking
4 22 (3.58%) Back Office
4 22 (3.58%) Publishing
5 21 (3.42%) Marketing
6 14 (2.28%) Retail
6 14 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.12%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.63%) Advertising
8 10 (1.63%) Front Office
8 10 (1.63%) Games
9 9 (1.47%) Automotive
10 8 (1.30%) French Language
11 6 (0.98%) Public Sector
12 5 (0.81%) Electronics
13 4 (0.65%) Billing
13 4 (0.65%) Legal
14 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 260 (42.35%) Developer
2 156 (25.41%) Architect
3 109 (17.75%) Senior Developer
4 95 (15.47%) .NET Developer
5 70 (11.40%) Solutions Architect
6 60 (9.77%) Senior .NET Developer
7 55 (8.96%) Software Engineer
8 51 (8.31%) C# Developer
9 39 (6.35%) C# .NET Developer
10 36 (5.86%) Java Developer
11 32 (5.21%) C# Software Engineer
12 30 (4.89%) Senior C# Developer
13 29 (4.72%) Azure Developer
13 29 (4.72%) Lead Developer
14 26 (4.23%) Full Stack Developer
15 25 (4.07%) Digital Architect
16 23 (3.75%) .NET Software Engineer
17 22 (3.58%) Cloud Architect
17 22 (3.58%) SQL Developer
18 21 (3.42%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (40.39%) .NET
2 172 (28.01%) Web Services
3 143 (23.29%) CSS
4 138 (22.48%) .NET Core
5 130 (21.17%) REST
6 129 (21.01%) React
7 121 (19.71%) HTML
8 116 (18.89%) .NET Framework
9 112 (18.24%) ASP.NET
10 102 (16.61%) Entity Framework
11 101 (16.45%) jQuery
12 94 (15.31%) AngularJS
13 91 (14.82%) ASP.NET Web API
14 87 (14.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 75 (12.21%) RESTful
16 62 (10.10%) ASP.NET MVC
17 61 (9.93%) Node.js
18 58 (9.45%) Spring
19 57 (9.28%) SOAP
20 51 (8.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (7.98%) Enterprise Software
3 42 (6.84%) N-Tier
4 27 (4.40%) Mobile App
5 25 (4.07%) User Experience
6 22 (3.58%) Cloud Native
7 18 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (2.93%) Public Cloud
8 16 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.95%) Reinsurance
11 10 (1.63%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.47%) Life Science
12 9 (1.47%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.30%) Blog
13 8 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.30%) Virtual Team
14 7 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
16 4 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.63%) Linux
2 39 (6.35%) Windows
3 9 (1.47%) Unix
4 7 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.98%) Amazon Linux
5 6 (0.98%) CentOS
6 4 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (49.84%) Microservices
3 222 (36.16%) DevOps
4 162 (26.38%) MVC
5 133 (21.66%) SOLID
6 126 (20.52%) Continuous Integration
7 113 (18.40%) TDD
8 110 (17.92%) Software Engineering
9 93 (15.15%) Test Automation
10 89 (14.50%) BDD
11 81 (13.19%) OO
12 74 (12.05%) Scrum
13 69 (11.24%) Deployment Automation
14 66 (10.75%) Mentoring
15 59 (9.61%) UML
16 52 (8.47%) TOGAF
16 52 (8.47%) Unit Testing
17 49 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
18 47 (7.65%) Enterprise Architecture
19 46 (7.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 262 (42.67%) C#
2 258 (42.02%) SQL
3 170 (27.69%) JavaScript
4 161 (26.22%) Java
5 66 (10.75%) PowerShell
6 55 (8.96%) T-SQL
7 48 (7.82%) TypeScript
8 46 (7.49%) Python
9 21 (3.42%) C++
10 18 (2.93%) Java 8
11 17 (2.77%) PL/SQL
12 15 (2.44%) Go
13 14 (2.28%) PHP
14 13 (2.12%) C
14 13 (2.12%) Scala
15 11 (1.79%) Kotlin
16 10 (1.63%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.63%) ES8
17 9 (1.47%) Ruby
18 6 (0.98%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 82 (13.36%) Degree
2 26 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.30%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.33%) CISA
10 2 (0.33%) CISM
10 2 (0.33%) CISSP
10 2 (0.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 2 (0.33%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.33%) PhD
11 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.16%) MCSE
11 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.26%) QA
2 11 (1.79%) SLA
3 10 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.65%) GDPR
6 2 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.33%) COBIT
6 2 (0.33%) COSO
6 2 (0.33%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.33%) ITGC
6 2 (0.33%) NIST
6 2 (0.33%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 64 (10.42%) Docker
2 23 (3.75%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.61%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.12%) XenApp
6 6 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (8.47%) Kubernetes
2 45 (7.33%) Terraform
3 17 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.63%) vCenter Server
5 7 (1.14%) Ansible
6 6 (0.98%) Puppet
7 4 (0.65%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.49%) CSIRT
8 3 (0.49%) Nessus
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.33%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.16%) Consul
10 1 (0.16%) Grafana
10 1 (0.16%) Nagios
10 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.16%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.16%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 86 (14.01%) Microsoft
2 82 (13.36%) Oracle
3 33 (5.37%) Nintex
4 30 (4.89%) VMware
5 22 (3.58%) TIBCO
6 20 (3.26%) IBM
7 18 (2.93%) Google
7 18 (2.93%) Sparx
8 16 (2.61%) SAP
9 13 (2.12%) MuleSoft
9 13 (2.12%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.95%) Citrix
11 11 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.79%) Solace
12 8 (1.30%) Dell
13 7 (1.14%) Alibaba
13 7 (1.14%) Rackspace
14 6 (0.98%) ESRI
14 6 (0.98%) New Relic
15 5 (0.81%) Cisco