Period
to 8 July 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 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 279 228 171
Rank change year-on-year -51 -57 -15
Permanent jobs citing SOA 860 2,226 3,623
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.50% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.63% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 715 1,762 2,874
Median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,125 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 72,680 136,380 164,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.17% 92.20% 92.16%
Number of salaries quoted 58,015 107,412 132,271
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 8 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SOA in the UK

SOA
Top 17 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 8 July 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 -53 800 £60,000 -7.69% 71
UK excluding London -57 471 £55,000 - 46
London -39 358 £70,000 -2.78% 32
South East -19 159 £62,500 -3.85% 16
North of England -23 128 £55,000 - 11
Midlands +37 83 £50,000 +14.94% 2
North West -38 68 £55,000 -4.35% 7
West Midlands +17 52 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Yorkshire +37 43 £50,000 - 3
East of England +46 36 £67,500 -3.57% 5
East Midlands +60 31 £40,000 -15.79% 1
Work from Home +23 31 £67,000 -16.25% 3
South West +42 30 £50,000 - 5
Scotland -12 21 £55,000 +10.00% 2
North East +14 17 £65,000 - 1
Wales +17 12 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Northern Ireland +16 2 - -

For the 6 months to 8 July 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.

1 436 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (41.05%) C#
3 320 (37.21%) Java
4 306 (35.58%) Microservices
5 279 (32.44%) .NET
6 277 (32.21%) SQL
7 230 (26.74%) Azure
8 227 (26.40%) Web Services
9 223 (25.93%) DevOps
10 212 (24.65%) JavaScript
11 207 (24.07%) Finance
12 193 (22.44%) TDD
13 189 (21.98%) AWS
14 179 (20.81%) HTML
15 172 (20.00%) AngularJS
16 160 (18.60%) REST
17 155 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
18 154 (17.91%) Scrum
19 149 (17.33%) MVC
20 144 (16.74%) Git (software)
21 134 (15.58%) Software Engineering
22 132 (15.35%) CSS
23 130 (15.12%) Oracle
24 128 (14.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
25 126 (14.65%) Degree
26 124 (14.42%) SQL Server
27 121 (14.07%) Problem-Solving
28 118 (13.72%) XML
29 116 (13.49%) SOAP
29 116 (13.49%) Test Automation

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
1 128 (14.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 39 (4.53%) WebLogic
3 36 (4.19%) Confluence
4 33 (3.84%) WebSphere
5 27 (3.14%) IIS
6 24 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (2.33%) SharePoint
9 18 (2.09%) Apache
10 14 (1.63%) CMS
11 13 (1.51%) Oracle Service Bus
12 12 (1.40%) NServiceBus
13 11 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 9 (1.05%) Red Hat Fuse
15 8 (0.93%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.81%) Mule
16 7 (0.81%) Mule ESB
17 5 (0.58%) JBoss
17 5 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
18 4 (0.47%) GemFire
Applications
1 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.74%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.58%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.35%) Magento
7 3 (0.35%) Maximo
7 3 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 230 (26.74%) Azure
2 189 (21.98%) AWS
3 103 (11.98%) SaaS
4 100 (11.63%) PaaS
5 76 (8.84%) IaaS
6 53 (6.16%) Serverless
7 39 (4.53%) Boomi
8 35 (4.07%) GCP
9 25 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (2.44%) Azure Functions
11 16 (1.86%) Apigee
11 16 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (1.63%) GitHub
13 13 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (1.28%) Amazon S3
15 10 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (1.05%) AWS CodeBuild
16 9 (1.05%) AWS CodeCommit
17 8 (0.93%) Logic Apps
17 8 (0.93%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.63%) HTTP
2 9 (1.05%) Broadband
3 8 (0.93%) Network Security
4 7 (0.81%) WAN
5 6 (0.70%) SAN
6 5 (0.58%) Firewall
7 4 (0.47%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (0.47%) SSL
8 3 (0.35%) AMQP
8 3 (0.35%) ATM
8 3 (0.35%) CTI
8 3 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.35%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.23%) Internet
9 2 (0.23%) IPsec
9 2 (0.23%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.23%) LAN
9 2 (0.23%) Skype
9 2 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 100 (11.63%) NoSQL
3 73 (8.49%) Relational Database
4 49 (5.70%) MySQL
5 27 (3.14%) MongoDB
6 26 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (2.79%) Big Data
8 23 (2.67%) Oracle Database
9 22 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (2.56%) Redis
10 21 (2.44%) RDBMS
11 18 (2.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 18 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (2.09%) Oracle Database 12c
12 15 (1.74%) Oracle ODI
12 15 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (1.63%) Cosmos DB
13 14 (1.63%) Data Lake
13 14 (1.63%) Hadoop
14 13 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 144 (16.74%) Git (software)
2 94 (10.93%) Jenkins
3 61 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (6.28%) JIRA
5 48 (5.58%) Visual Studio
6 42 (4.88%) Maven
7 40 (4.65%) Selenium
8 30 (3.49%) NUnit
9 22 (2.56%) SpecFlow
10 21 (2.44%) JUnit
11 20 (2.33%) Subversion
12 18 (2.09%) SoapUI
13 17 (1.98%) Cucumber
14 16 (1.86%) Postman
15 15 (1.74%) WebDriver
16 12 (1.40%) git-flow
16 12 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
16 12 (1.40%) TeamCity
17 11 (1.28%) Bitbucket
17 11 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 207 (24.07%) Finance
2 59 (6.86%) Retail
3 54 (6.28%) Manufacturing
4 49 (5.70%) Banking
5 42 (4.88%) Marketing
6 36 (4.19%) Telecoms
7 26 (3.02%) Public Sector
8 19 (2.21%) Law
9 16 (1.86%) Publishing
10 15 (1.74%) Electronics
11 11 (1.28%) Games
12 9 (1.05%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.05%) International Banking
13 8 (0.93%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.81%) Legal
15 6 (0.70%) Advertising
16 4 (0.47%) Automotive
16 4 (0.47%) Local Government
17 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.35%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 369 (42.91%) Developer
2 233 (27.09%) Architect
3 112 (13.02%) Java Developer
4 98 (11.40%) Solutions Architect
5 82 (9.53%) Senior Developer
6 73 (8.49%) C# Developer
7 70 (8.14%) .NET Developer
8 65 (7.56%) Software Engineer
9 42 (4.88%) Integration Architect
10 40 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
11 37 (4.30%) Software Developer
12 35 (4.07%) Consultant
12 35 (4.07%) Technical Architect
13 33 (3.84%) Applications Architect
14 31 (3.60%) Integration Developer
15 30 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
15 30 (3.49%) Team Leader
16 26 (3.02%) Lead Developer
17 25 (2.91%) C# Software Engineer
18 23 (2.67%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (32.44%) .NET
2 227 (26.40%) Web Services
3 179 (20.81%) HTML
4 172 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 160 (18.60%) REST
6 132 (15.35%) CSS
7 118 (13.72%) XML
8 116 (13.49%) SOAP
9 102 (11.86%) .NET Core
10 101 (11.74%) RESTful
11 89 (10.35%) .NET Framework
12 81 (9.42%) Spring
13 78 (9.07%) ASP.NET
13 78 (9.07%) Middleware
14 73 (8.49%) JSON
15 72 (8.37%) React
16 70 (8.14%) Node.js
17 63 (7.33%) HTML5
18 62 (7.21%) Spring Boot
19 57 (6.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
3 47 (5.47%) Greenfield Project
4 42 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (3.60%) Cloud Native
5 31 (3.60%) Public Cloud
6 25 (2.91%) Mobile App
7 22 (2.56%) User Experience
8 13 (1.51%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.28%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.28%) iPad
10 10 (1.16%) Mainframe
10 10 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.16%) Robotics
11 9 (1.05%) Equities
12 8 (0.93%) N-Tier
12 8 (0.93%) W3C
13 7 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
13 7 (0.81%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 97 (11.28%) Linux
2 84 (9.77%) Windows
3 51 (5.93%) Unix
4 14 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.51%) Android
5 13 (1.51%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.51%) Ubuntu
6 11 (1.28%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.93%) CentOS
8 7 (0.81%) AIX
9 5 (0.58%) HPUX
10 2 (0.23%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (35.58%) Microservices
3 223 (25.93%) DevOps
4 193 (22.44%) TDD
5 155 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
6 154 (17.91%) Scrum
7 149 (17.33%) MVC
8 134 (15.58%) Software Engineering
9 121 (14.07%) Problem-Solving
10 116 (13.49%) Test Automation
11 101 (11.74%) Mentoring
12 100 (11.63%) BDD
13 85 (9.88%) E-Commerce
14 80 (9.30%) Unit Testing
15 68 (7.91%) OO
16 62 (7.21%) TOGAF
17 61 (7.09%) Computer Science
18 55 (6.40%) Project Delivery
19 53 (6.16%) Technology Roadmap
20 52 (6.05%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 353 (41.05%) C#
2 320 (37.21%) Java
3 277 (32.21%) SQL
4 212 (24.65%) JavaScript
5 70 (8.14%) Python
6 65 (7.56%) C++
7 62 (7.21%) T-SQL
8 33 (3.84%) PowerShell
9 29 (3.37%) PHP
10 28 (3.26%) C
10 28 (3.26%) Java 8
11 23 (2.67%) TypeScript
12 22 (2.56%) Bash Shell
13 21 (2.44%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.63%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.51%) Scala
16 11 (1.28%) Go
17 10 (1.16%) Groovy
17 10 (1.16%) VBA
18 9 (1.05%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 126 (14.65%) Degree
2 40 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (2.91%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.86%) Master's Degree
6 13 (1.51%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.93%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 4 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.47%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.47%) PMP
11 3 (0.35%) ISEB
11 3 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.12%) CCDP
13 1 (0.12%) CCNP
13 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.12%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (8.26%) QA
2 23 (2.67%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.16%) DICOM
4 9 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (0.93%) NIST
5 8 (0.93%) NIST 800
6 7 (0.81%) Government Security Classifications
6 7 (0.81%) NCSC
7 5 (0.58%) SLA
8 2 (0.23%) GDPR
8 2 (0.23%) PMO
8 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 85 (9.88%) Docker
2 14 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.35%) LXC
5 3 (0.35%) XenApp
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 50 (5.81%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.44%) Ansible
3 18 (2.09%) Puppet
4 12 (1.40%) Oracle Identity Management
5 11 (1.28%) Terraform
6 9 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.81%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.70%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.58%) Grafana
10 3 (0.35%) CloudHub
10 3 (0.35%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.23%) Mesos
11 2 (0.23%) Packer
11 2 (0.23%) Rancher
11 2 (0.23%) Scalr
12 1 (0.12%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle ZFS
12 1 (0.12%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 130 (15.12%) Oracle
2 97 (11.28%) Microsoft
3 54 (6.28%) Google
4 46 (5.35%) MuleSoft
5 38 (4.42%) Dell
6 37 (4.30%) SAP
6 37 (4.30%) TIBCO
7 26 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
8 25 (2.91%) Red Hat
9 24 (2.79%) IBM
10 18 (2.09%) Talend
11 14 (1.63%) webMethods
12 13 (1.51%) Solace
13 12 (1.40%) Hyperion
14 11 (1.28%) VMware
14 11 (1.28%) Xamarin
15 10 (1.16%) Automation Anywhere
15 10 (1.16%) Blue Prism
15 10 (1.16%) UiPath
16 8 (0.93%) Jitterbit