Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 192 137
Rank change year-on-year -2 -55 -2
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2,842 3,331 4,550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 1.85% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 2.02% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,162 2,611 3,634
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £39,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 146,225 165,096 168,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.56% 91.88% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 115,831 131,154 139,968
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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 -7 2,645 £65,000 +4.00% 299
UK excluding London -5 1,505 £55,000 - 200
London -1 1,290 £70,000 - 119
South East +14 494 £60,000 +4.35% 47
North of England -29 318 £55,000 +4.76% 53
Midlands +39 274 £47,500 -12.84% 47
North West -12 177 £55,000 +4.76% 21
West Midlands +17 169 £47,500 -13.64% 35
South West +6 138 £52,500 +5.00% 15
Scotland +30 130 £55,000 +9.45% 10
East of England -52 126 £75,000 +20.00% 18
Yorkshire -29 116 £55,000 -4.35% 24
East Midlands +35 105 £47,500 -10.38% 12
North East -22 25 £60,000 +44.58% 8
Wales -4 22 £49,500 -1.00% 9
Northern Ireland -8 15 £35,000 +133.33% 1

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1,495 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1,125 (39.58%) Java
3 1,057 (37.19%) .NET
4 993 (34.94%) Microservices
5 992 (34.90%) C#
6 964 (33.92%) Web Services
7 855 (30.08%) SQL
8 825 (29.03%) JavaScript
9 695 (24.45%) SQL Server
10 693 (24.38%) TDD
11 670 (23.57%) Amazon AWS
12 663 (23.33%) HTML
13 614 (21.60%) Finance
14 613 (21.57%) REST
15 604 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
16 592 (20.83%) Scrum
17 586 (20.62%) OO
18 559 (19.67%) MVC
19 524 (18.44%) CSS
20 517 (18.19%) Microsoft
21 497 (17.49%) DevOps
22 478 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
23 458 (16.12%) Problem-Solving
24 449 (15.80%) Degree
25 444 (15.62%) Oracle
26 441 (15.52%) Software Engineering
27 426 (14.99%) Spring
28 422 (14.85%) AngularJS
29 419 (14.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
30 412 (14.50%) RESTful

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
1 419 (14.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 106 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 105 (3.69%) JBoss
4 101 (3.55%) WebLogic
4 101 (3.55%) WebSphere
5 99 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
6 87 (3.06%) Confluence
7 76 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
8 71 (2.50%) IIS
9 66 (2.32%) CMS
10 58 (2.04%) Apache
11 56 (1.97%) Tomcat
12 44 (1.55%) Apache Spark
13 37 (1.30%) NServiceBus
14 34 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
15 31 (1.09%) OpenStack
16 23 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
17 19 (0.67%) MQSeries
18 18 (0.63%) MS Exchange
18 18 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 31 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.035%) ArchiCAD
7 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.035%) InVision
7 1 (0.035%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.035%) Revit
7 1 (0.035%) Simulink
7 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 100 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
3 17 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.21%) SAP GRC
9 6 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
10 5 (0.18%) Changepoint
10 5 (0.18%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.14%) Magento
12 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.11%) SAP MDG
12 3 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
13 2 (0.070%) Odoo
13 2 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
13 2 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
14 1 (0.035%) Infor CloudSuite
Cloud Services
1 670 (23.57%) Amazon AWS
2 604 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 225 (7.92%) SaaS
4 218 (7.67%) PaaS
5 152 (5.35%) IaaS
6 116 (4.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 102 (3.59%) Serverless
8 49 (1.72%) GitHub
9 38 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
10 29 (1.02%) Office 365
11 28 (0.99%) OpenShift
12 24 (0.84%) Azure Functions
13 19 (0.67%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 18 (0.63%) Boomi
15 16 (0.56%) BPaaS
15 16 (0.56%) Force.com
15 16 (0.56%) NuGet
16 15 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (0.49%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (3.87%) HTTP
2 65 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 63 (2.22%) Internet
4 48 (1.69%) DNS
5 37 (1.30%) SAN
6 35 (1.23%) SSL
7 24 (0.84%) Firewall
7 24 (0.84%) VPN
8 23 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
9 18 (0.63%) WebEx
10 16 (0.56%) Intranet
11 15 (0.53%) FTP
11 15 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
12 12 (0.42%) Extranet
13 11 (0.39%) AMQP
14 10 (0.35%) DAB
15 9 (0.32%) SSH
16 8 (0.28%) Broadband
16 8 (0.28%) WAN
17 7 (0.25%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 695 (24.45%) SQL Server
2 245 (8.62%) NoSQL
3 222 (7.81%) Relational Database
4 194 (6.83%) Big Data
5 191 (6.72%) MySQL
6 154 (5.42%) MongoDB
7 124 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
8 108 (3.80%) Hadoop
8 108 (3.80%) Oracle Database
9 96 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
10 93 (3.27%) RDBMS
11 77 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 72 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 67 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
13 67 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 64 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 55 (1.94%) Redis
16 54 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 49 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
17 49 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 409 (14.39%) Git (software)
2 193 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 182 (6.40%) Jenkins
4 179 (6.30%) JIRA
5 165 (5.81%) Maven
6 137 (4.82%) Visual Studio
7 110 (3.87%) Visual Studio Team System
8 100 (3.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 93 (3.27%) Selenium
10 84 (2.96%) JUnit
11 81 (2.85%) NUnit
12 80 (2.81%) Eclipse
13 74 (2.60%) Subversion
14 66 (2.32%) TeamCity
15 61 (2.15%) Bitbucket
16 52 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 50 (1.76%) NetBeans
17 50 (1.76%) SoapUI
18 47 (1.65%) Cucumber
19 39 (1.37%) Gradle
General
1 614 (21.60%) Finance
2 254 (8.94%) Banking
3 184 (6.47%) Retail
4 78 (2.74%) Marketing
5 72 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 62 (2.18%) Back Office
7 59 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 54 (1.90%) Investment Banking
9 42 (1.48%) Law
10 33 (1.16%) Retail Banking
11 32 (1.13%) Legal
12 31 (1.09%) Financial Institution
13 30 (1.06%) Automotive
14 28 (0.99%) Front Office
15 21 (0.74%) Games
16 15 (0.53%) Advertising
16 15 (0.53%) Electronics
16 15 (0.53%) Local Government
17 11 (0.39%) French Language
17 11 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,220 (42.93%) Developer
2 905 (31.84%) Architect
3 432 (15.20%) Senior Developer
4 377 (13.27%) Java Developer
4 377 (13.27%) Solutions Architect
5 275 (9.68%) .NET Developer
6 232 (8.16%) C# Developer
7 198 (6.97%) Software Developer
8 184 (6.47%) Software Engineer
9 160 (5.63%) Senior Java Developer
10 159 (5.59%) Lead Developer
11 144 (5.07%) Technical Architect
12 143 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
13 113 (3.98%) Senior .NET Developer
14 110 (3.87%) Consultant
15 99 (3.48%) Java Engineer
16 98 (3.45%) Senior Architect
17 89 (3.13%) Cloud Architect
18 84 (2.96%) Enterprise Architect
19 78 (2.74%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,057 (37.19%) .NET
2 964 (33.92%) Web Services
3 663 (23.33%) HTML
4 613 (21.57%) REST
5 524 (18.44%) CSS
6 426 (14.99%) Spring
7 422 (14.85%) AngularJS
8 412 (14.50%) RESTful
9 391 (13.76%) XML
10 374 (13.16%) SOAP
11 368 (12.95%) .NET Framework
12 321 (11.29%) ASP.NET
13 318 (11.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 295 (10.38%) React
15 258 (9.08%) Node.js
16 254 (8.94%) Entity Framework
17 247 (8.69%) jQuery
18 244 (8.59%) HTML5
19 231 (8.13%) WCF
20 196 (6.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 272 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
2 221 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 172 (6.05%) Greenfield Project
4 154 (5.42%) N-Tier
5 134 (4.71%) Mobile App
6 116 (4.08%) Fintech
7 115 (4.05%) User Experience
8 83 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
9 80 (2.81%) Management Information System
10 47 (1.65%) Client/Server
11 44 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
12 39 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
13 34 (1.20%) Hedge funds
14 31 (1.09%) Data Centre
15 28 (0.99%) Algorithms
15 28 (0.99%) Replication
16 27 (0.95%) Robotics
17 24 (0.84%) Public Cloud
18 22 (0.77%) Data Structures
19 21 (0.74%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 258 (9.08%) Linux
2 233 (8.20%) Windows
3 120 (4.22%) Unix
4 79 (2.78%) Android
5 42 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 26 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.14%) Solaris
8 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.11%) CentOS
10 2 (0.070%) AIX
10 2 (0.070%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.070%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.035%) Debian
11 1 (0.035%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.035%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,495 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 993 (34.94%) Microservices
3 693 (24.38%) TDD
4 592 (20.83%) Scrum
5 586 (20.62%) OO
6 559 (19.67%) MVC
7 497 (17.49%) DevOps
8 478 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
9 458 (16.12%) Problem-Solving
10 441 (15.52%) Software Engineering
11 370 (13.02%) Test Automation
12 324 (11.40%) TOGAF
13 298 (10.49%) SDLC
14 273 (9.61%) BDD
15 263 (9.25%) SOLID
16 250 (8.80%) Waterfall
17 245 (8.62%) Mentoring
18 237 (8.34%) E-Commerce
19 234 (8.23%) Unit Testing
20 220 (7.74%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1,125 (39.58%) Java
2 992 (34.90%) C#
3 855 (30.08%) SQL
4 825 (29.03%) JavaScript
5 281 (9.89%) T-SQL
6 230 (8.09%) Python
7 173 (6.09%) C++
8 107 (3.76%) Java 8
9 99 (3.48%) PHP
10 94 (3.31%) PL/SQL
11 88 (3.10%) PowerShell
12 85 (2.99%) C
13 72 (2.53%) Ruby
13 72 (2.53%) Scala
14 64 (2.25%) Bash Shell
15 56 (1.97%) Go
16 50 (1.76%) TypeScript
17 32 (1.13%) VB.NET
18 29 (1.02%) VB
19 26 (0.91%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 449 (15.80%) Degree
2 127 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 48 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 46 (1.62%) TOGAF Certification
6 32 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
8 28 (0.99%) ISTQB
9 16 (0.56%) AWS Certification
9 16 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (0.53%) CISSP
11 13 (0.46%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.39%) MCPD
13 10 (0.35%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.28%) ISACA
14 8 (0.28%) MCSE
14 8 (0.28%) OCPJP
14 8 (0.28%) Postgraduate
15 7 (0.25%) ISEB
15 7 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (6.51%) QA
2 52 (1.83%) GDPR
3 25 (0.88%) SLA
4 17 (0.60%) COBIT
5 14 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.46%) DICOM
7 11 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.39%) PMO
8 8 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.21%) PSD2
10 2 (0.070%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.070%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 1 (0.035%) HL7
11 1 (0.035%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 315 (11.08%) Docker
2 28 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 19 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.35%) NFS
8 9 (0.32%) Samba
9 8 (0.28%) LXC
10 5 (0.18%) vCloud
10 5 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.14%) vSphere
12 3 (0.11%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.070%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.070%) KVM
13 2 (0.070%) QEMU
14 1 (0.035%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 96 (3.38%) Kubernetes
2 45 (1.58%) Puppet
3 43 (1.51%) Ansible
4 39 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (0.74%) Terraform
6 17 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 16 (0.56%) Kibana
7 16 (0.56%) logstash
8 14 (0.49%) Packer
9 11 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.35%) HP ALM
11 7 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.21%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 4 (0.14%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.14%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.14%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.11%) Nagios
14 3 (0.11%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 517 (18.19%) Microsoft
2 444 (15.62%) Oracle
3 136 (4.79%) Google
4 107 (3.76%) IBM
5 78 (2.74%) MuleSoft
5 78 (2.74%) SAP
6 69 (2.43%) Nintex
7 57 (2.01%) VMware
8 43 (1.51%) hybris
9 37 (1.30%) Xamarin
10 35 (1.23%) Atlassian
11 34 (1.20%) Cognizant
11 34 (1.20%) Sitecore
12 32 (1.13%) TIBCO
13 27 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (0.84%) EMC
14 24 (0.84%) NetApp
15 21 (0.74%) Splunk
15 21 (0.74%) Zend
16 19 (0.67%) webMethods