Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 241 216 180
Rank change year-on-year -25 -36 -49
Permanent jobs citing SOA 1,634 2,458 3,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.62% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.76% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,318 1,913 2,689
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,500 £39,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +1.85%

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 113,176 139,595 161,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.23% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 89,768 110,325 131,818
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
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 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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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 -23 1,501 £62,500 -3.85% 294
UK excluding London -31 854 £60,000 +9.09% 194
London -19 743 £67,500 -3.57% 115
South East -25 300 £65,000 +3.59% 54
North of England +10 220 £55,000 - 52
North West +35 144 £55,715 +1.30% 29
Midlands -82 103 £60,000 +33.33% 36
East of England +66 90 £77,500 +10.71% 17
West Midlands -82 73 £60,000 +29.73% 27
Scotland -19 61 £45,000 -18.18% 11
Yorkshire -11 58 £55,000 - 20
Wales +27 43 £50,000 +11.11% 6
South West -51 36 £50,000 +11.11% 18
East Midlands -14 30 £45,000 +5.88% 9
North East +11 18 £50,000 -16.67% 3
Northern Ireland 0 2 £40,000 +6.67%

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 765 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
2 603 (36.90%) Microservices
3 588 (35.99%) C#
4 584 (35.74%) Java
5 533 (32.62%) .NET
6 509 (31.15%) SQL
7 410 (25.09%) Azure
8 408 (24.97%) Web Services
9 368 (22.52%) JavaScript
10 356 (21.79%) TDD
11 331 (20.26%) DevOps
12 321 (19.65%) AWS
13 298 (18.24%) Software Engineering
14 295 (18.05%) Scrum
15 294 (17.99%) Git (software)
16 282 (17.26%) Finance
17 275 (16.83%) Microsoft
17 275 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
18 274 (16.77%) REST
19 273 (16.71%) MVC
20 260 (15.91%) HTML
21 256 (15.67%) AngularJS
22 253 (15.48%) SQL Server
23 230 (14.08%) Oracle
24 225 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
25 224 (13.71%) SOAP
25 224 (13.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
26 217 (13.28%) CSS
27 211 (12.91%) E-Commerce
28 206 (12.61%) XML

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
1 224 (13.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 106 (6.49%) WebLogic
3 77 (4.71%) Confluence
4 65 (3.98%) IIS
5 60 (3.67%) Oracle Service Bus
5 60 (3.67%) Tomcat
6 57 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
7 50 (3.06%) WebSphere
8 49 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
9 33 (2.02%) Oracle Workflow
10 32 (1.96%) Mule
11 25 (1.53%) Anypoint
12 24 (1.47%) Apache Spark
12 24 (1.47%) JBoss
13 22 (1.35%) Apache
14 20 (1.22%) CMS
15 18 (1.10%) Mule ESB
16 14 (0.86%) NServiceBus
16 14 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
17 13 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 38 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
2 29 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (1.65%) Oracle ERP
4 20 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 18 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.67%) HFM
7 10 (0.61%) Oracle FAH
8 9 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 7 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
12 4 (0.24%) Markit EDM
12 4 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 4 (0.24%) thinkFolio
13 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
13 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
14 2 (0.12%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 410 (25.09%) Azure
2 321 (19.65%) AWS
3 146 (8.94%) PaaS
4 128 (7.83%) SaaS
5 110 (6.73%) IaaS
6 87 (5.32%) Serverless
7 66 (4.04%) GCP
8 49 (3.00%) Boomi
9 46 (2.82%) GitHub
10 25 (1.53%) Azure Functions
10 25 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (1.16%) iPaaS
12 18 (1.10%) CloudBees
13 15 (0.92%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
16 8 (0.49%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.35%) HTTP
2 15 (0.92%) X.509
3 13 (0.80%) AMQP
3 13 (0.80%) Internet
4 12 (0.73%) Network Security
5 10 (0.61%) Wireless
6 8 (0.49%) Firewall
7 6 (0.37%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.31%) FTP
8 5 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (0.31%) SAN
9 4 (0.24%) Broadband
9 4 (0.24%) CTI
9 4 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (0.24%) VoIP
10 3 (0.18%) DNS
10 3 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.18%) Multicast
10 3 (0.18%) SSL
10 3 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 146 (8.94%) NoSQL
3 112 (6.85%) Relational Database
4 82 (5.02%) MySQL
5 68 (4.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 66 (4.04%) Big Data
7 56 (3.43%) MongoDB
8 40 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (2.26%) Oracle Database
10 35 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
11 34 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
11 34 (2.08%) Redis
12 33 (2.02%) Oracle ODI
13 30 (1.84%) Hadoop
14 27 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
15 26 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
16 25 (1.53%) RDBMS
17 23 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 22 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
19 20 (1.22%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 294 (17.99%) Git (software)
2 138 (8.45%) Jenkins
3 105 (6.43%) JIRA
4 104 (6.36%) Maven
5 87 (5.32%) Visual Studio
6 75 (4.59%) Subversion
6 75 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 42 (2.57%) Selenium
8 37 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 35 (2.14%) JUnit
10 32 (1.96%) Bitbucket
11 29 (1.77%) GitLab
12 27 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 26 (1.59%) Cucumber
13 26 (1.59%) Postman
14 23 (1.41%) NUnit
14 23 (1.41%) TeamCity
14 23 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
15 21 (1.29%) SoapUI
15 21 (1.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 282 (17.26%) Finance
2 152 (9.30%) Retail
3 75 (4.59%) Marketing
4 67 (4.10%) Banking
5 49 (3.00%) Manufacturing
6 46 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.65%) Automotive
7 27 (1.65%) Law
8 22 (1.35%) International Banking
9 20 (1.22%) Games
10 18 (1.10%) Front Office
11 15 (0.92%) Advertising
11 15 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.92%) Public Sector
12 12 (0.73%) Legal
13 10 (0.61%) Billing
14 9 (0.55%) Local Government
15 7 (0.43%) Electronics
15 7 (0.43%) French Language
16 5 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 792 (48.47%) Developer
2 372 (22.77%) Architect
3 250 (15.30%) Java Developer
4 220 (13.46%) Senior Developer
5 174 (10.65%) Solutions Architect
6 172 (10.53%) Software Engineer
7 166 (10.16%) .NET Developer
8 143 (8.75%) C# Developer
9 113 (6.92%) Consultant
10 112 (6.85%) Software Developer
11 89 (5.45%) Technical Architect
12 75 (4.59%) Senior Java Developer
13 73 (4.47%) C# .NET Developer
14 62 (3.79%) Lead Developer
15 61 (3.73%) Integration Developer
16 60 (3.67%) Integration Architect
17 51 (3.12%) Mid-Level Java Developer
18 49 (3.00%) C# Software Engineer
18 49 (3.00%) Senior .NET Developer
19 43 (2.63%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 533 (32.62%) .NET
2 408 (24.97%) Web Services
3 274 (16.77%) REST
4 260 (15.91%) HTML
5 256 (15.67%) AngularJS
6 224 (13.71%) SOAP
7 217 (13.28%) CSS
8 206 (12.61%) XML
9 193 (11.81%) RESTful
10 187 (11.44%) .NET Framework
11 180 (11.02%) Spring
12 175 (10.71%) Middleware
13 173 (10.59%) ASP.NET
14 160 (9.79%) .NET Core
15 153 (9.36%) React
16 126 (7.71%) jQuery
17 120 (7.34%) JSON
18 118 (7.22%) ASP.NET Web API
19 115 (7.04%) Node.js
20 112 (6.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 143 (8.75%) Enterprise Software
2 135 (8.26%) Greenfield Project
3 114 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (3.30%) User Experience
6 43 (2.63%) N-Tier
7 39 (2.39%) Mobile App
8 34 (2.08%) Public Cloud
9 32 (1.96%) Cloud Native
10 28 (1.71%) iPad
11 24 (1.47%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.29%) Robotics
13 17 (1.04%) Data Centre
14 16 (0.98%) Mainframe
14 16 (0.98%) PlayStation
15 13 (0.80%) Clustering
16 12 (0.73%) Derivative
16 12 (0.73%) W3C
17 11 (0.67%) Virtual Team
18 10 (0.61%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 176 (10.77%) Windows
2 143 (8.75%) Linux
3 81 (4.96%) Unix
4 33 (2.02%) Windows 10
5 31 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 30 (1.84%) Android
7 20 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.55%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.49%) AIX
11 6 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.37%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.31%) HPUX
12 5 (0.31%) zOS
13 3 (0.18%) Robot Operating System
13 3 (0.18%) Solaris
14 1 (0.061%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (46.82%) Agile Software Development
2 603 (36.90%) Microservices
3 356 (21.79%) TDD
4 331 (20.26%) DevOps
5 298 (18.24%) Software Engineering
6 295 (18.05%) Scrum
7 275 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
8 273 (16.71%) MVC
9 225 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
10 211 (12.91%) E-Commerce
11 199 (12.18%) OO
12 186 (11.38%) Test Automation
13 153 (9.36%) BDD
13 153 (9.36%) Mentoring
14 143 (8.75%) SOLID
15 136 (8.32%) SDLC
16 130 (7.96%) Unit Testing
17 125 (7.65%) Computer Science
18 111 (6.79%) Continuous Delivery
19 100 (6.12%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 588 (35.99%) C#
2 584 (35.74%) Java
3 509 (31.15%) SQL
4 368 (22.52%) JavaScript
5 130 (7.96%) C++
6 90 (5.51%) Python
7 82 (5.02%) T-SQL
8 65 (3.98%) PL/SQL
9 53 (3.24%) Java 8
10 49 (3.00%) PHP
11 37 (2.26%) XPath
12 32 (1.96%) C
12 32 (1.96%) Scala
13 30 (1.84%) PowerShell
14 27 (1.65%) Shell Script
15 26 (1.59%) TypeScript
15 26 (1.59%) XQuery
16 20 (1.22%) Bash Shell
17 17 (1.04%) Go
17 17 (1.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 186 (11.38%) Degree
2 70 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (1.71%) Security Cleared
4 22 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 19 (1.16%) Master's Degree
5 19 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
7 10 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 8 (0.49%) AWS Certification
8 8 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.31%) CISM
11 5 (0.31%) CISSP
11 5 (0.31%) ISEB
12 4 (0.24%) MCSD
12 4 (0.24%) SAFe Agilist
13 3 (0.18%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.83%) QA
2 32 (1.96%) DICOM
3 20 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.80%) NCSC
5 12 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.55%) PMO
6 9 (0.55%) SLA
7 8 (0.49%) NIST
7 8 (0.49%) NIST 800
8 7 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.43%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
10 5 (0.31%) RMADS
11 3 (0.18%) GDPR
11 3 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.061%) GAAP
13 1 (0.061%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 122 (7.47%) Docker
2 6 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (0.31%) LXC
3 5 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.18%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.12%) NFS
6 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.061%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.061%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.061%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.061%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.061%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.061%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 64 (3.92%) Kubernetes
2 41 (2.51%) Puppet
3 40 (2.45%) Ansible
4 36 (2.20%) Terraform
5 26 (1.59%) Oracle Identity Management
6 18 (1.10%) Rancher
7 9 (0.55%) Packer
7 9 (0.55%) ZABBIX
8 8 (0.49%) Kibana
8 8 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.43%) TIBCO Hawk
10 6 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.37%) Grafana
11 5 (0.31%) CloudHub
11 5 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 3 (0.18%) Nagios
12 3 (0.18%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 275 (16.83%) Microsoft
2 230 (14.08%) Oracle
3 86 (5.26%) Google
4 84 (5.14%) MuleSoft
5 57 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
6 53 (3.24%) TIBCO
7 50 (3.06%) SAP
8 48 (2.94%) Dell
9 36 (2.20%) IBM
10 28 (1.71%) Red Hat
11 26 (1.59%) webMethods
12 21 (1.29%) Hyperion
13 19 (1.16%) Solace
13 19 (1.16%) VMware
14 17 (1.04%) Atlassian
15 12 (0.73%) HP
15 12 (0.73%) Informatica
16 11 (0.67%) Talend
17 10 (0.61%) Jitterbit
18 9 (0.55%) Sparx