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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
Rank 140 111 144
Rank change year-on-year -29 +33  
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2020 2843 2343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.39% 2.75% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 3.10% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1528 2279 1888
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -3.84%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75370 91581 93969
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.10% 88.56% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 61980 75773 76024
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SOA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SOA in the UK

SOA
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 1917 £60,000 - 242
London -10 945 £67,500 +0.74% 127
South East +26 329 £52,500 - 35
East of England +10 174 £55,000 -12.00% 20
North West -12 150 £50,000 +5.26% 16
Berkshire +38 140 £57,500 +4.54% 13
City of London +32 137 £72,500 -3.33% 34
Manchester -3 122 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Yorkshire -25 103 £58,000 +22.10% 9
South West -35 85 £50,990 +7.79% 13
Hampshire +19 80 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Scotland -7 79 £60,000 +33.33% 8
West Midlands -77 76 £50,000 - 8
Hertfordshire +34 75 £60,000 -11.11% 4
West Yorkshire -14 60 £65,000 +25.00% 4
East Midlands +5 47 £41,500 -7.77% 7
Edinburgh +4 46 £60,000 - 3
Bedfordshire +20 45 £48,500 -22.40% 2
Reading +10 43 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Glasgow -1 40 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Surrey +9 39 £50,000 - 5
Leeds -31 38 £65,000 +30.00% 4
Oxfordshire +32 32 £37,500 -30.55% 2
West Sussex +15 32 £52,500 -8.69% 6
Luton +4 32 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Wiltshire -3 30 £54,000 +20.00% 6
Cambridgeshire -1 29 £45,344 +5.45% 6
Chiswick +22 27 £57,500 -17.85%
Birmingham -11 23 £50,000 - 1
Portsmouth - 22 £45,000 -

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SOA.

1 2217 (51.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1798 (41.94%) Java
3 1241 (28.95%) .NET
4 1240 (28.92%) Web Services
5 1194 (27.85%) JavaScript
6 1099 (25.64%) C#
7 1076 (25.10%) SQL
8 1005 (23.44%) HTML
9 991 (23.12%) Oracle
10 957 (22.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 934 (21.79%) Finance
12 899 (20.97%) SQL Server
13 884 (20.62%) XML
14 882 (20.57%) TDD
15 871 (20.32%) MVC
16 855 (19.94%) Scrum
17 783 (18.26%) CSS
18 751 (17.52%) Microsoft
19 707 (16.49%) OO
20 686 (16.00%) REST
21 666 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
22 620 (14.46%) Microservices
23 617 (14.39%) Linux
24 610 (14.23%) ASP.NET
25 605 (14.11%) Spring
26 560 (13.06%) Software Engineering
27 555 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
28 546 (12.74%) SOAP
28 546 (12.74%) Middleware
29 529 (12.34%) Relational Database

SOA
Top Related 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
1 957 (22.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 271 (6.32%) WebLogic
3 268 (6.25%) JBoss
4 246 (5.74%) WebSphere
5 184 (4.29%) Tomcat
6 180 (4.20%) Oracle Service Bus
7 149 (3.48%) CMS
8 146 (3.41%) SharePoint
9 122 (2.85%) Apache
10 119 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
11 115 (2.68%) IIS
12 114 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
13 67 (1.56%) Mule
14 63 (1.47%) Confluence
15 59 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
16 58 (1.35%) Umbraco
17 54 (1.26%) Mule ESB
18 46 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
19 45 (1.05%) Apache Spark
20 42 (0.98%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 245 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 35 (0.82%) MS Office
3 28 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.21%) GIMP
6 9 (0.21%) MS Project
6 9 (0.21%) Simulink
7 8 (0.19%) HipChat
8 3 (0.070%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.047%) Mingle
10 1 (0.023%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 80 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
2 70 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 50 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
4 36 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
5 32 (0.75%) SAP ERP
6 28 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
7 24 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
8 22 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
9 21 (0.49%) SAP ECC
9 21 (0.49%) SAP HR
10 16 (0.37%) SAP MDM
11 14 (0.33%) TIBCO iProcess
12 13 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
12 13 (0.30%) SAP CRM
13 11 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
14 10 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
15 8 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
16 7 (0.16%) NetSuite
16 7 (0.16%) OpenText MBPM
16 7 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 555 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
2 414 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 253 (5.90%) SaaS
4 110 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
5 91 (2.12%) PaaS
6 78 (1.82%) Office 365
7 62 (1.45%) IaaS
8 54 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
9 46 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
10 41 (0.96%) GitHub
11 25 (0.58%) Boomi
12 21 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
13 19 (0.44%) OpenShift
14 17 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
15 16 (0.37%) Force.com
16 11 (0.26%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.26%) iPaaS
17 10 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
17 10 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 9 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 192 (4.48%) HTTP
2 143 (3.34%) Internet
3 89 (2.08%) Firewall
4 83 (1.94%) TCP/IP
5 80 (1.87%) FTP
6 78 (1.82%) SSL
7 44 (1.03%) ATM
8 39 (0.91%) Intranet
9 30 (0.70%) Network Security
10 29 (0.68%) AMQP
11 26 (0.61%) DNS
12 21 (0.49%) HTTPS
13 16 (0.37%) VPN
14 13 (0.30%) LDAP
15 12 (0.28%) Junos
15 12 (0.28%) LAN
15 12 (0.28%) Skype
15 12 (0.28%) WAN
16 11 (0.26%) Extranet
17 10 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 899 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 529 (12.34%) Relational Database
3 456 (10.64%) NoSQL
4 344 (8.02%) MySQL
5 246 (5.74%) Big Data
6 233 (5.44%) Oracle Database
7 215 (5.02%) RDBMS
8 214 (4.99%) MongoDB
9 187 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
10 147 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
10 147 (3.43%) Hadoop
11 143 (3.34%) Redis
12 140 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 113 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
14 98 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
15 89 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
16 82 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
17 78 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 62 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
19 50 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 519 (12.11%) Git (software)
2 328 (7.65%) Jenkins
3 275 (6.41%) Maven
4 253 (5.90%) Selenium
5 212 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 211 (4.92%) Subversion
7 204 (4.76%) Visual Studio
8 202 (4.71%) JIRA
9 166 (3.87%) JUnit
10 162 (3.78%) TeamCity
11 125 (2.92%) Ant
12 108 (2.52%) Cucumber
13 87 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
14 77 (1.80%) NUnit
15 71 (1.66%) Eclipse
15 71 (1.66%) SoapUI
16 68 (1.59%) Gradle
17 61 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 54 (1.26%) IntelliJ
19 47 (1.10%) Jasmine
General
1 934 (21.79%) Finance
2 443 (10.33%) Retail
3 279 (6.51%) Banking
4 132 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 129 (3.01%) Marketing
6 102 (2.38%) Advertising
7 82 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 62 (1.45%) Games
9 54 (1.26%) Back Office
10 45 (1.05%) Publishing
11 42 (0.98%) Military
12 41 (0.96%) Local Government
13 33 (0.77%) Legal
14 31 (0.72%) Front Office
15 26 (0.61%) Retail Banking
16 23 (0.54%) Investment Banking
16 23 (0.54%) Online Betting
17 22 (0.51%) Financial Institution
18 21 (0.49%) Billing
19 17 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 1746 (40.73%) Developer
2 1302 (30.37%) Architect
3 606 (14.14%) Solutions Architect
4 605 (14.11%) Java Developer
5 483 (11.27%) Senior Developer
6 417 (9.73%) .NET Developer
7 375 (8.75%) C# Developer
8 238 (5.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 224 (5.23%) Consultant
10 222 (5.18%) Technical Architect
11 209 (4.88%) Software Engineer
12 192 (4.48%) Software Developer
13 173 (4.04%) Senior Java Developer
14 166 (3.87%) Lead Developer
15 136 (3.17%) Integration Architect
16 131 (3.06%) Senior .NET Developer
17 121 (2.82%) ASP.NET Developer
18 118 (2.75%) SOA Architect
19 117 (2.73%) Senior Architect
20 115 (2.68%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1241 (28.95%) .NET
2 1240 (28.92%) Web Services
3 1005 (23.44%) HTML
4 884 (20.62%) XML
5 783 (18.26%) CSS
6 686 (16.00%) REST
7 610 (14.23%) ASP.NET
8 605 (14.11%) Spring
9 546 (12.74%) Middleware
9 546 (12.74%) SOAP
10 497 (11.59%) jQuery
11 496 (11.57%) AngularJS
12 482 (11.24%) RESTful
13 450 (10.50%) HTML5
14 432 (10.08%) WCF
15 426 (9.94%) ASP.NET MVC
16 365 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
17 353 (8.23%) .NET Framework
18 337 (7.86%) Hibernate
19 336 (7.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 469 (10.94%) Enterprise Software
2 334 (7.79%) Computer Science
3 296 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 177 (4.13%) N-Tier
5 171 (3.99%) Management Information System
6 164 (3.83%) User Experience
7 137 (3.20%) Mobile App
8 96 (2.24%) Fintech
9 86 (2.01%) Client/Server
10 80 (1.87%) Data Centre
11 66 (1.54%) iPad
12 61 (1.42%) Data Structures
13 50 (1.17%) Clustering
14 45 (1.05%) DataPower
15 43 (1.00%) Blog
16 42 (0.98%) Algorithms
17 33 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 32 (0.75%) Online Games
19 29 (0.68%) Derivative
20 27 (0.63%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 617 (14.39%) Linux
2 329 (7.67%) Unix
3 322 (7.51%) Windows
4 80 (1.87%) Windows Server
5 67 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (1.40%) Solaris
7 54 (1.26%) Android
8 42 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 40 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 31 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.23%) AIX
12 8 (0.19%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.16%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.047%) CentOS
16 2 (0.047%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.047%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.047%) Windows Phone 8
16 2 (0.047%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2217 (51.71%) Agile Software Development
2 882 (20.57%) TDD
3 871 (20.32%) MVC
4 855 (19.94%) Scrum
5 707 (16.49%) OO
6 666 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
7 620 (14.46%) Microservices
8 560 (13.06%) Software Engineering
9 487 (11.36%) DevOps
10 472 (11.01%) Open Source
11 459 (10.71%) SDLC
12 450 (10.50%) TOGAF
13 444 (10.36%) UML
14 440 (10.26%) E-Commerce
15 393 (9.17%) Unit Testing
16 378 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
17 369 (8.61%) Mentoring
18 300 (7.00%) BDD
19 290 (6.76%) SOLID
20 271 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1798 (41.94%) Java
2 1194 (27.85%) JavaScript
3 1099 (25.64%) C#
4 1076 (25.10%) SQL
5 365 (8.51%) Python
6 201 (4.69%) T-SQL
7 192 (4.48%) PHP
8 156 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 155 (3.62%) C++
10 130 (3.03%) C
11 113 (2.64%) Go
12 106 (2.47%) PowerShell
12 106 (2.47%) Scala
13 83 (1.94%) TypeScript
14 82 (1.91%) Ruby
15 71 (1.66%) VB.NET
16 68 (1.59%) XPath
17 51 (1.19%) Perl
18 50 (1.17%) Groovy
19 42 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 505 (11.78%) Degree
2 217 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 114 (2.66%) SC Cleared
4 52 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (0.58%) CISSP
5 25 (0.58%) ISEB
6 24 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.44%) CISA
7 19 (0.44%) DV Cleared
7 19 (0.44%) GCED
7 19 (0.44%) GCFA
7 19 (0.44%) GPEN
7 19 (0.44%) GPPA
7 19 (0.44%) GSNA
7 19 (0.44%) GSSP-JAVA
7 19 (0.44%) GWAPT
7 19 (0.44%) PMI Certification
8 13 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.30%) MCSD
9 12 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (6.34%) QA
2 62 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 55 (1.28%) SLA
4 53 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 25 (0.58%) COBIT
6 16 (0.37%) SDET
7 15 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.28%) PMO
10 9 (0.21%) HL7
11 8 (0.19%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.14%) ISO20022
13 4 (0.093%) GDPR
14 3 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.070%) ISO 9001
15 2 (0.047%) Disclosure Scotland
15 2 (0.047%) GCP
16 1 (0.023%) GAAP
16 1 (0.023%) ISO22301
16 1 (0.023%) Solvency II
System Software
1 196 (4.57%) Docker
2 37 (0.86%) Varnish
3 29 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 28 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (0.23%) vCloud
8 6 (0.14%) vSphere
9 5 (0.12%) KVM
9 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.12%) NFS
9 5 (0.12%) Samba
9 5 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.093%) iptables
10 4 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.093%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.070%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 150 (3.50%) Puppet
2 73 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (1.05%) Kibana
4 34 (0.79%) Ansible
5 30 (0.70%) MOM
6 28 (0.65%) Kubernetes
7 23 (0.54%) Terraform
8 18 (0.42%) Grafana
9 17 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
10 15 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (0.35%) StatsD
11 14 (0.33%) Salt
12 12 (0.28%) TIBCO Hawk
13 10 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
13 10 (0.23%) WebSphere Cast Iron
14 8 (0.19%) CloudHub
14 8 (0.19%) Perfmon
15 7 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
16 6 (0.14%) Mesos
16 6 (0.14%) Packer
Vendors
1 991 (23.12%) Oracle
2 751 (17.52%) Microsoft
3 308 (7.18%) IBM
4 138 (3.22%) SAP
5 133 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
6 129 (3.01%) TIBCO
7 104 (2.43%) Google
8 100 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 88 (2.05%) Sitecore
9 88 (2.05%) VMware
10 62 (1.45%) Informatica
10 62 (1.45%) webMethods
11 57 (1.33%) Cognizant
12 56 (1.31%) MuleSoft
13 52 (1.21%) Xamarin
14 48 (1.12%) Pega
15 45 (1.05%) Solace
16 42 (0.98%) Sybase
17 40 (0.93%) Rackspace
18 38 (0.89%) hybris
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35k + 10% Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: 10 hours ago
Ware, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits, 25 days holiday
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £64000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum Plus Excellent bonuses and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East London
Arnold Ash Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £65,000 to £95,000 per annum Incl Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + Microsoft certification
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 35k + 10 % Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + car, bonus, pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum Excellent benefits and bonuses
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Annual Bonus 10%, Full Company Pensi
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum excellent Benefits and bonuses
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Streamline Connections
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + stock options
Posted: 4 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + £70,000 + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + stock options
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum 27 days holiday + home / flexible wo
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + package
Posted: 3 days ago