Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 137 143
Rank change year-on-year -29 +6 -15
Permanent jobs citing SOA 3794 4756 4954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.16% 2.42% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.71% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2923 3777 4169
UK median annual salary £60,000 £58,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.74% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 158285 175244 190972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.17%
Number of salaries quoted 125396 146177 155973
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017. 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 -29 3566 £60,000 - 215
UK excluding London -32 1924 £52,500 +5.00% 119
London -24 1769 £70,000 - 111
South East -47 546 £52,500 +5.00% 26
North of England -10 506 £52,500 +5.00% 39
East of England +15 327 £57,500 -4.17% 14
North West +45 286 £50,000 - 15
Midlands -55 236 £52,500 +5.00% 17
Yorkshire -48 208 £60,000 +14.29% 22
South West +3 173 £47,500 - 8
West Midlands -63 162 £52,500 +5.00% 11
Scotland -31 115 £60,000 +11.63% 13
East Midlands -20 74 £49,250 -1.50% 6
Wales +27 33 £70,000 +64.71% 1
North East -3 12 £69,000 +72.50% 2
Northern Ireland -16 3 £70,000 +154.55% 1

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 2157 (56.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1566 (41.28%) Java
3 1191 (31.39%) .NET
4 1166 (30.73%) JavaScript
5 1082 (28.52%) Web Services
6 1066 (28.10%) SQL
7 1012 (26.67%) C#
8 927 (24.43%) Oracle
9 919 (24.22%) TDD
10 888 (23.41%) SQL Server
11 882 (23.25%) Finance
12 871 (22.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 870 (22.93%) Microservices
13 870 (22.93%) MVC
14 842 (22.19%) HTML
15 813 (21.43%) REST
16 800 (21.09%) Scrum
17 695 (18.32%) CSS
18 694 (18.29%) Spring
19 689 (18.16%) XML
20 660 (17.40%) Continuous Integration
21 648 (17.08%) Microsoft
22 644 (16.97%) OO
23 634 (16.71%) Git (software)
24 629 (16.58%) Amazon AWS
25 593 (15.63%) SOAP
26 570 (15.02%) AngularJS
27 552 (14.55%) DevOps
27 552 (14.55%) Degree
28 547 (14.42%) ASP.NET

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
1 871 (22.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 258 (6.80%) Tomcat
3 201 (5.30%) JBoss
4 190 (5.01%) WebLogic
5 185 (4.88%) WebSphere
6 183 (4.82%) Apache
7 149 (3.93%) CMS
8 131 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
9 126 (3.32%) Confluence
10 101 (2.66%) SharePoint
11 79 (2.08%) Mule
12 76 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
13 72 (1.90%) Apache Spark
14 62 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
15 58 (1.53%) nginx
16 57 (1.50%) IIS
16 57 (1.50%) NServiceBus
17 49 (1.29%) Documentum
18 46 (1.21%) Apache Solr
19 41 (1.08%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 53 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.29%) HipChat
6 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.026%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.026%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.026%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 62 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
2 60 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
3 45 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 24 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 24 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
5 23 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
6 17 (0.45%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 15 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (0.37%) Oracle HRMS
8 14 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
9 13 (0.34%) Eloqua
10 11 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
11 8 (0.21%) SAP GRC
12 7 (0.18%) Unica
13 6 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
13 6 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
14 5 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
15 4 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
15 4 (0.11%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 629 (16.58%) Amazon AWS
2 439 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 315 (8.30%) SaaS
4 122 (3.22%) PaaS
5 121 (3.19%) GitHub
6 83 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
7 81 (2.13%) IaaS
8 56 (1.48%) Office 365
9 40 (1.05%) Boomi
10 32 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
11 27 (0.71%) OpenShift
12 22 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
13 21 (0.55%) iPaaS
13 21 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 19 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 19 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 17 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
15 17 (0.45%) Taleo
16 16 (0.42%) Force.com
17 13 (0.34%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 216 (5.69%) HTTP
2 114 (3.00%) Internet
3 54 (1.42%) Firewall
4 46 (1.21%) SSL
5 44 (1.16%) FTP
6 37 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 35 (0.92%) SAN
8 27 (0.71%) Intranet
9 22 (0.58%) HTTPS
10 21 (0.55%) DNS
10 21 (0.55%) Reverse Proxy
11 20 (0.53%) AMQP
12 18 (0.47%) LAN
13 14 (0.37%) Network Security
14 12 (0.32%) VPN
14 12 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (0.29%) Extranet
15 11 (0.29%) SMPP
16 10 (0.26%) WAN
17 9 (0.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 888 (23.41%) SQL Server
2 465 (12.26%) NoSQL
3 362 (9.54%) MySQL
4 348 (9.17%) Relational Database
5 326 (8.59%) MongoDB
6 263 (6.93%) Big Data
7 184 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
8 176 (4.64%) RDBMS
9 174 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 164 (4.32%) Oracle Database
11 160 (4.22%) Hadoop
12 111 (2.93%) Redis
13 86 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
14 85 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
15 80 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
15 80 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 75 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
17 66 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
18 57 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
19 50 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 634 (16.71%) Git (software)
2 450 (11.86%) Jenkins
3 266 (7.01%) JIRA
4 255 (6.72%) Maven
5 206 (5.43%) Selenium
6 194 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 191 (5.03%) Subversion
8 146 (3.85%) TeamCity
9 128 (3.37%) Visual Studio
10 119 (3.14%) NUnit
11 106 (2.79%) JUnit
12 73 (1.92%) Cucumber
13 66 (1.74%) Eclipse
13 66 (1.74%) gulp
13 66 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
14 64 (1.69%) Ant
15 63 (1.66%) Bitbucket
16 58 (1.53%) Hudson
17 52 (1.37%) jMock
17 52 (1.37%) webpack
General
1 882 (23.25%) Finance
2 360 (9.49%) Retail
3 255 (6.72%) Banking
4 162 (4.27%) Marketing
5 138 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 85 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 77 (2.03%) Front Office
8 69 (1.82%) Back Office
9 58 (1.53%) Electronics
10 48 (1.27%) Games
11 45 (1.19%) Legal
12 44 (1.16%) Advertising
13 30 (0.79%) German Language
14 29 (0.76%) Law
14 29 (0.76%) Military
15 28 (0.74%) Publishing
16 26 (0.69%) Billing
17 21 (0.55%) Spanish Language
18 20 (0.53%) Investment Banking
18 20 (0.53%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1658 (43.70%) Developer
2 1089 (28.70%) Architect
3 536 (14.13%) Java Developer
4 501 (13.21%) Senior Developer
5 457 (12.05%) Solutions Architect
6 439 (11.57%) .NET Developer
7 347 (9.15%) C# Developer
8 228 (6.01%) C# .NET Developer
9 203 (5.35%) Software Developer
10 178 (4.69%) Lead Developer
11 173 (4.56%) Software Engineer
12 171 (4.51%) Senior Java Developer
13 169 (4.45%) Technical Architect
14 153 (4.03%) Consultant
15 137 (3.61%) Senior Architect
16 124 (3.27%) Senior .NET Developer
17 122 (3.22%) Lead Architect
18 120 (3.16%) ASP.NET Developer
19 115 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
20 114 (3.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1191 (31.39%) .NET
2 1082 (28.52%) Web Services
3 842 (22.19%) HTML
4 813 (21.43%) REST
5 695 (18.32%) CSS
6 694 (18.29%) Spring
7 689 (18.16%) XML
8 593 (15.63%) SOAP
9 570 (15.02%) AngularJS
10 547 (14.42%) ASP.NET
11 464 (12.23%) RESTful
12 436 (11.49%) Middleware
13 388 (10.23%) ASP.NET Web API
14 382 (10.07%) ASP.NET MVC
15 361 (9.52%) Hibernate
16 360 (9.49%) HTML5
17 339 (8.94%) jQuery
18 330 (8.70%) Node.js
19 321 (8.46%) .NET Framework
20 305 (8.04%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 391 (10.31%) Enterprise Software
2 354 (9.33%) Computer Science
3 286 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
4 209 (5.51%) Greenfield Project
5 194 (5.11%) N-Tier
6 180 (4.74%) Fintech
7 164 (4.32%) User Experience
8 136 (3.58%) Mobile App
9 131 (3.45%) Management Information System
10 112 (2.95%) iPad
11 69 (1.82%) Client/Server
12 65 (1.71%) Blog
13 54 (1.42%) Data Structures
14 43 (1.13%) Fixed Income
15 42 (1.11%) Data Centre
16 41 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
17 36 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 32 (0.84%) Virtual Team
19 31 (0.82%) DataPower
19 31 (0.82%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 547 (14.42%) Linux
2 277 (7.30%) Unix
3 276 (7.27%) Windows
4 110 (2.90%) Android
5 100 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 71 (1.87%) Windows Server
7 50 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (1.00%) Solaris
9 22 (0.58%) Mac OS X
10 20 (0.53%) Windows Phone
11 17 (0.45%) AIX
12 9 (0.24%) CentOS
12 9 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.18%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.11%) HPUX
15 4 (0.11%) VMS
15 4 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2157 (56.85%) Agile Software Development
2 919 (24.22%) TDD
3 870 (22.93%) Microservices
3 870 (22.93%) MVC
4 800 (21.09%) Scrum
5 660 (17.40%) Continuous Integration
6 644 (16.97%) OO
7 552 (14.55%) DevOps
8 527 (13.89%) SDLC
9 522 (13.76%) Software Engineering
10 446 (11.76%) Open Source
11 437 (11.52%) Test Automation
12 431 (11.36%) E-Commerce
13 429 (11.31%) TOGAF
14 396 (10.44%) BDD
15 361 (9.52%) Mentoring
16 336 (8.86%) UML
17 296 (7.80%) SOLID
18 293 (7.72%) Unit Testing
19 271 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1566 (41.28%) Java
2 1166 (30.73%) JavaScript
3 1066 (28.10%) SQL
4 1012 (26.67%) C#
5 343 (9.04%) Python
6 161 (4.24%) PL/SQL
7 149 (3.93%) T-SQL
8 142 (3.74%) Ruby
9 135 (3.56%) PHP
10 117 (3.08%) C++
11 93 (2.45%) C
12 86 (2.27%) Shell Script
13 66 (1.74%) TypeScript
14 63 (1.66%) Scala
15 61 (1.61%) XPath
16 59 (1.56%) Go
17 48 (1.27%) Groovy
17 48 (1.27%) VB.NET
18 47 (1.24%) VB
19 45 (1.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 552 (14.55%) Degree
2 187 (4.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 181 (4.77%) Security Cleared
4 95 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 38 (1.00%) Master's Degree
6 31 (0.82%) ISEB
6 31 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (0.40%) CISSP
8 15 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 13 (0.34%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.29%) AWS Certification
10 11 (0.29%) MCP
11 10 (0.26%) CCNA
11 10 (0.26%) CESG Certified Professional
11 10 (0.26%) CITP
11 10 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 10 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (0.26%) PMP
12 7 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (7.85%) QA
2 112 (2.95%) SLA
3 47 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 46 (1.21%) Data Quality
5 27 (0.71%) GDPR
6 21 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.40%) COBIT
7 15 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.24%) PMO
9 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (0.13%) HL7
11 4 (0.11%) MiFID
11 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.11%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.079%) DICOM
12 3 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.079%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.053%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 228 (6.01%) Docker
2 38 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.37%) iptables
5 11 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.29%) Varnish
6 10 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.079%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.079%) Firmware
10 2 (0.053%) Gluster
10 2 (0.053%) KVM
10 2 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.026%) HDFS
11 1 (0.026%) LXC
11 1 (0.026%) NFS
11 1 (0.026%) Samba
11 1 (0.026%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 167 (4.40%) Puppet
2 82 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (1.58%) Ansible
4 45 (1.19%) Kubernetes
5 32 (0.84%) Kibana
6 24 (0.63%) CloudHub
6 24 (0.63%) ZABBIX
7 22 (0.58%) Salt
8 19 (0.50%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 18 (0.47%) MOM
10 17 (0.45%) Grafana
11 10 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
12 9 (0.24%) logstash
13 8 (0.21%) Nagios
14 7 (0.18%) SCCM
14 7 (0.18%) Terraform
14 7 (0.18%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.16%) Capistrano
15 6 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 6 (0.16%) StatsD
Vendors
1 927 (24.43%) Oracle
2 648 (17.08%) Microsoft
3 219 (5.77%) IBM
4 215 (5.67%) SAP
5 132 (3.48%) TIBCO
6 114 (3.00%) Cognizant
7 97 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 96 (2.53%) MuleSoft
9 82 (2.16%) Xamarin
10 81 (2.13%) Pega
11 77 (2.03%) Google
11 77 (2.03%) Sitecore
12 73 (1.92%) Atlassian
13 67 (1.77%) VMware
14 60 (1.58%) Red Hat
15 55 (1.45%) webMethods
16 52 (1.37%) Informatica
17 50 (1.32%) EMC
18 48 (1.27%) hybris
19 36 (0.95%) Dell