Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 222 170 150
Rank change year-on-year -52 -20 -20
Permanent jobs citing SOA 2,190 3,511 4,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 2.04% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 2.21% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,649 2,773 3,128
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +3.14%
10th Percentile £36,750 £40,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
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 132,276 158,555 158,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.04% 92.00% 91.76%
Number of salaries quoted 103,739 127,602 128,957
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 -52 2,015 £65,000 +8.33% 58
UK excluding London -30 1,351 £55,000 - 37
London -79 815 £72,250 +3.21% 27
South East -28 446 £65,000 +13.04% 11
North of England -4 391 £55,000 - 14
North West +17 256 £57,500 +9.52% 7
Midlands 0 193 £44,143 -15.92% 4
West Midlands +45 154 £42,500 -19.05% 4
Scotland +12 130 £50,000 +3.99% 6
Yorkshire -17 112 £51,250 -6.82% 6
East of England -30 87 £70,000 +16.67% 1
South West -74 81 £50,000 +5.26% 1
East Midlands -54 39 £47,500 -7.32%
North East +7 24 £39,500 -34.17% 1
Wales -18 14 £45,000 -10.00%
Northern Ireland -30 9 £37,500 +15.38%

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 1,208 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (37.08%) C#
3 800 (36.53%) SQL
4 778 (35.53%) .NET
4 778 (35.53%) Java
5 678 (30.96%) Microservices
6 620 (28.31%) Web Services
7 614 (28.04%) JavaScript
8 579 (26.44%) Microsoft Azure
9 510 (23.29%) SQL Server
10 498 (22.74%) TDD
11 495 (22.60%) Finance
11 495 (22.60%) DevOps
12 470 (21.46%) Amazon AWS
13 443 (20.23%) Microsoft
14 439 (20.05%) MVC
14 439 (20.05%) Software Engineering
15 412 (18.81%) HTML
16 400 (18.26%) OO
17 390 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
18 372 (16.99%) CSS
19 350 (15.98%) REST
20 346 (15.80%) Oracle
21 342 (15.62%) RESTful
22 332 (15.16%) AngularJS
23 330 (15.07%) Scrum
24 324 (14.79%) Git (software)
25 323 (14.75%) Degree
26 300 (13.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
27 297 (13.56%) SDLC

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
1 300 (13.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 126 (5.75%) BizTalk Server
3 95 (4.34%) Confluence
4 91 (4.16%) IIS
5 77 (3.52%) SharePoint
6 60 (2.74%) WebSphere
7 58 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
7 58 (2.65%) JBoss
8 38 (1.74%) Tomcat
9 35 (1.60%) CMS
10 32 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
11 31 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
12 29 (1.32%) WebLogic
13 28 (1.28%) Apache
14 22 (1.00%) NServiceBus
15 20 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
16 14 (0.64%) Apache Solr
16 14 (0.64%) Apache Spark
17 13 (0.59%) SAS
18 12 (0.55%) Anypoint
Applications
1 25 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.18%) HipChat
5 2 (0.091%) ArchiCAD
5 2 (0.091%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.091%) MicroStation
5 2 (0.091%) Revit
5 2 (0.091%) SPSS
6 1 (0.046%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 57 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 30 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
5 21 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
6 19 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
7 18 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
9 5 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
11 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
12 2 (0.091%) Maximo
12 2 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.091%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 2 (0.091%) Oracle Receivables
12 2 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
12 2 (0.091%) SAP GRC
13 1 (0.046%) Oracle iProcurement
13 1 (0.046%) Oracle Retail
13 1 (0.046%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 579 (26.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 470 (21.46%) Amazon AWS
3 149 (6.80%) SaaS
4 121 (5.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 115 (5.25%) PaaS
6 89 (4.06%) IaaS
7 87 (3.97%) Serverless
8 57 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
9 46 (2.10%) GitHub
10 29 (1.32%) Power Platform
11 28 (1.28%) Apigee
11 28 (1.28%) Azure Functions
12 27 (1.23%) Boomi
13 25 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (0.82%) Amazon S3
14 18 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
15 14 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
15 14 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
15 14 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (0.55%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.29%) HTTP
2 55 (2.51%) Broadband
3 41 (1.87%) Internet
4 17 (0.78%) DNS
5 16 (0.73%) Firewall
6 14 (0.64%) Multicast
6 14 (0.64%) SSL
7 12 (0.55%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.46%) Ethernet
8 10 (0.46%) SAN
9 9 (0.41%) Intranet
9 9 (0.41%) Network Security
9 9 (0.41%) VPN
10 8 (0.37%) LLU
11 7 (0.32%) Extranet
11 7 (0.32%) NetScaler
11 7 (0.32%) WAN
11 7 (0.32%) WebEx
11 7 (0.32%) Wireless
12 6 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 510 (23.29%) SQL Server
2 271 (12.37%) NoSQL
3 237 (10.82%) Relational Database
4 163 (7.44%) Big Data
5 160 (7.31%) MongoDB
6 132 (6.03%) MySQL
7 95 (4.34%) Oracle Database
8 86 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 85 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
10 74 (3.38%) RDBMS
11 71 (3.24%) Hadoop
12 70 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
13 63 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
14 59 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
15 53 (2.42%) Neo4j
16 49 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 42 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 42 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
18 39 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
19 38 (1.74%) GIS
Development Applications
1 324 (14.79%) Git (software)
2 187 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 136 (6.21%) JIRA
4 127 (5.80%) Visual Studio
5 104 (4.75%) Jenkins
6 89 (4.06%) Octopus Deploy
7 86 (3.93%) Visual Studio Team System
8 85 (3.88%) Selenium
9 79 (3.61%) TeamCity
10 74 (3.38%) Maven
11 56 (2.56%) NUnit
12 55 (2.51%) SoapUI
13 53 (2.42%) Oracle Forms
14 48 (2.19%) Subversion
15 47 (2.15%) SpecFlow
16 44 (2.01%) NetBeans
17 37 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 34 (1.55%) GitLab
19 27 (1.23%) Eclipse
19 27 (1.23%) Moq
General
1 495 (22.60%) Finance
2 228 (10.41%) Retail
3 128 (5.84%) Banking
4 92 (4.20%) Manufacturing
5 90 (4.11%) Telecoms
6 42 (1.92%) Front Office
7 33 (1.51%) Advertising
8 32 (1.46%) Marketing
9 31 (1.42%) Local Government
10 26 (1.19%) Back Office
10 26 (1.19%) Games
10 26 (1.19%) Law
11 25 (1.14%) Billing
12 21 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 21 (0.96%) Legal
13 14 (0.64%) Publishing
14 11 (0.50%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.27%) Electronics
16 3 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 995 (45.43%) Developer
2 636 (29.04%) Architect
3 274 (12.51%) Solutions Architect
4 242 (11.05%) .NET Developer
5 222 (10.14%) Senior Developer
6 206 (9.41%) C# Developer
7 203 (9.27%) Software Engineer
8 198 (9.04%) Software Developer
9 189 (8.63%) Java Developer
10 120 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
11 96 (4.38%) SQL Developer
12 94 (4.29%) Consultant
13 87 (3.97%) Java Engineer
14 86 (3.93%) Technical Architect
15 82 (3.74%) Lead Developer
16 77 (3.52%) Cloud Architect
17 71 (3.24%) C# Software Developer
18 70 (3.20%) Azure Architect
18 70 (3.20%) Integration Architect
19 69 (3.15%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 778 (35.53%) .NET
2 620 (28.31%) Web Services
3 412 (18.81%) HTML
4 372 (16.99%) CSS
5 350 (15.98%) REST
6 342 (15.62%) RESTful
7 332 (15.16%) AngularJS
8 265 (12.10%) XML
9 259 (11.83%) .NET Framework
10 255 (11.64%) ASP.NET
11 250 (11.42%) ASP.NET Web API
12 246 (11.23%) WCF
13 233 (10.64%) SOAP
14 222 (10.14%) React
15 204 (9.32%) JSON
16 203 (9.27%) Spring
17 178 (8.13%) Node.js
18 168 (7.67%) HTML5
19 166 (7.58%) Middleware
20 152 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 178 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
1 178 (8.13%) Enterprise Software
2 143 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
3 107 (4.89%) User Experience
4 90 (4.11%) N-Tier
5 66 (3.01%) Mobile App
6 62 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
7 55 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 51 (2.33%) Cloud Native
9 47 (2.15%) Client/Server
9 47 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
10 37 (1.69%) Algorithms
11 32 (1.46%) iPad
12 28 (1.28%) Data Structures
13 26 (1.19%) Robotics
14 22 (1.00%) Clustering
14 22 (1.00%) Public Cloud
15 21 (0.96%) Derivative
16 20 (0.91%) Replication
17 19 (0.87%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 211 (9.63%) Windows
2 185 (8.45%) Linux
3 78 (3.56%) Android
4 69 (3.15%) Unix
5 61 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (0.59%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.23%) AIX
8 5 (0.23%) CentOS
9 3 (0.14%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.091%) Fedora
10 2 (0.091%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.046%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.046%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,208 (55.16%) Agile Software Development
2 678 (30.96%) Microservices
3 498 (22.74%) TDD
4 495 (22.60%) DevOps
5 439 (20.05%) MVC
5 439 (20.05%) Software Engineering
6 400 (18.26%) OO
7 390 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
8 330 (15.07%) Scrum
9 297 (13.56%) SDLC
10 290 (13.24%) Test Automation
11 282 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
12 227 (10.37%) SOLID
13 206 (9.41%) E-Commerce
14 192 (8.77%) Computer Science
15 186 (8.49%) Mentoring
16 173 (7.90%) OOP
17 159 (7.26%) BDD
18 143 (6.53%) UML
19 140 (6.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 812 (37.08%) C#
2 800 (36.53%) SQL
3 778 (35.53%) Java
4 614 (28.04%) JavaScript
5 207 (9.45%) C++
6 181 (8.26%) Python
7 170 (7.76%) T-SQL
8 103 (4.70%) PL/SQL
9 96 (4.38%) PowerShell
10 76 (3.47%) C
11 74 (3.38%) PHP
12 69 (3.15%) Java 8
13 54 (2.47%) Go
14 44 (2.01%) Ruby
15 33 (1.51%) Scala
16 31 (1.42%) TypeScript
17 24 (1.10%) Bash Shell
17 24 (1.10%) VB
18 22 (1.00%) VB.NET
19 20 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 323 (14.75%) Degree
2 75 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (2.33%) TOGAF Certification
4 43 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 33 (1.51%) Numerate Degree
6 29 (1.32%) SC Cleared
7 20 (0.91%) Master's Degree
8 16 (0.73%) PhD
9 12 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.50%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.46%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.37%) CISSP
12 8 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.27%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.23%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.23%) CISMP
14 5 (0.23%) MCSE
15 4 (0.18%) MCSA
16 3 (0.14%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (5.39%) QA
2 47 (2.15%) GDPR
3 27 (1.23%) DICOM
4 23 (1.05%) SLA
5 12 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.18%) MiFID
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.091%) HL7
9 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.046%) COBIT
10 1 (0.046%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.046%) NIST
10 1 (0.046%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.046%) PMO
System Software
1 170 (7.76%) Docker
2 33 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.51%) Hyper-V
3 31 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.00%) XenApp
5 10 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
6 7 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.14%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.046%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.046%) vCloud
10 1 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.046%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 130 (5.94%) Kubernetes
2 36 (1.64%) Terraform
3 30 (1.37%) Ansible
4 29 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (0.91%) Puppet
6 19 (0.87%) ZABBIX
7 15 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
7 15 (0.68%) vCenter Server
8 14 (0.64%) Nagios
8 14 (0.64%) Prometheus
9 10 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (0.46%) SCCM
10 7 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 5 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (0.23%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.18%) Salt
12 4 (0.18%) TIBCO Hawk
12 4 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 443 (20.23%) Microsoft
2 346 (15.80%) Oracle
3 156 (7.12%) Google
4 73 (3.33%) MuleSoft
5 71 (3.24%) SAP
6 70 (3.20%) IBM
7 65 (2.97%) VMware
8 53 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
9 49 (2.24%) TIBCO
10 41 (1.87%) Red Hat
11 39 (1.78%) Nintex
12 34 (1.55%) webMethods
13 32 (1.46%) Rackspace
14 31 (1.42%) hybris
15 30 (1.37%) Sitecore
16 25 (1.14%) Dell
17 23 (1.05%) Tableau
18 21 (0.96%) Pega
19 20 (0.91%) CA
19 20 (0.91%) Xamarin