Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 131 120
Rank change year-on-year -47 -11 +22
Permanent jobs citing SOA 3,413 4,379 5,544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 2.51% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.80% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,701 3,517 4,534
UK median annual salary £62,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £39,750 £38,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 158,938 156,459 186,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.53% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 128,815 128,949 154,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £79,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 February 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 20 February 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 -49 3,195 £62,500 +4.17% 404
UK excluding London -36 1,819 £55,000 +1.85% 233
London -53 1,513 £70,000 +7.69% 201
South East -35 608 £57,000 -0.87% 66
North of England +9 450 £55,000 +11.11% 51
Midlands -40 269 £55,000 +13.40% 26
North West +2 224 £55,000 +10.00% 30
East of England -97 201 £62,500 +11.11% 40
West Midlands -59 172 £55,000 +13.40% 16
Yorkshire -32 166 £50,000 +1.01% 15
South West -18 136 £47,500 -13.64% 20
Scotland -60 116 £45,000 -18.18% 20
East Midlands -9 95 £57,000 +20.00% 10
North East +36 60 £41,500 +20.64% 6
Wales +24 28 £48,750 +25.81% 7
Northern Ireland - 20 £15,000 - 3

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,922 (56.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1,356 (39.73%) Java
3 1,153 (33.78%) .NET
4 1,086 (31.82%) C#
4 1,086 (31.82%) SQL
5 1,076 (31.53%) JavaScript
6 1,028 (30.12%) Web Services
7 952 (27.89%) Microservices
8 848 (24.85%) Finance
9 822 (24.08%) TDD
10 820 (24.03%) HTML
11 768 (22.50%) SQL Server
12 753 (22.06%) MVC
13 743 (21.77%) Scrum
14 717 (21.01%) REST
15 690 (20.22%) Oracle
16 675 (19.78%) CSS
17 651 (19.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 646 (18.93%) Software Engineering
19 624 (18.28%) Spring
20 610 (17.87%) Amazon AWS
21 590 (17.29%) Git (software)
22 576 (16.88%) XML
23 574 (16.82%) Microsoft
23 574 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
24 573 (16.79%) Degree
25 553 (16.20%) SOAP
26 552 (16.17%) ASP.NET
27 543 (15.91%) OO
28 536 (15.70%) AngularJS

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
1 651 (19.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 145 (4.25%) BizTalk Server
3 130 (3.81%) SharePoint
4 129 (3.78%) JBoss
5 125 (3.66%) Apache
5 125 (3.66%) Tomcat
6 115 (3.37%) WebSphere
7 105 (3.08%) WebLogic
8 102 (2.99%) Oracle Service Bus
9 92 (2.70%) Confluence
10 91 (2.67%) Apache Spark
11 83 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
12 81 (2.37%) NServiceBus
13 71 (2.08%) CMS
14 50 (1.46%) IIS
15 38 (1.11%) nginx
16 23 (0.67%) Jetty
17 21 (0.62%) Drupal
18 20 (0.59%) OpenStack
19 18 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.12%) EngageOne
5 4 (0.12%) HipChat
5 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 57 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
4 30 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
5 29 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
6 14 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 14 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
7 13 (0.38%) NetSuite
7 13 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
8 9 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
9 7 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
11 5 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
11 5 (0.15%) Workday HCM
12 4 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 610 (17.87%) Amazon AWS
2 510 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 256 (7.50%) SaaS
4 181 (5.30%) PaaS
5 111 (3.25%) IaaS
6 81 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 75 (2.20%) npm
8 57 (1.67%) Serverless
9 54 (1.58%) Office 365
10 52 (1.52%) GitHub
11 50 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
12 37 (1.08%) Boomi
13 30 (0.88%) Yarn
14 20 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 19 (0.56%) OpenShift
15 19 (0.56%) Slack
16 18 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
16 18 (0.53%) iPaaS
17 15 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 225 (6.59%) HTTP
2 68 (1.99%) SSL
3 59 (1.73%) Internet
4 56 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.00%) Firewall
6 30 (0.88%) FTP
7 25 (0.73%) Reverse Proxy
8 22 (0.64%) SAN
9 18 (0.53%) WAN
10 17 (0.50%) LAN
11 15 (0.44%) Ethernet
11 15 (0.44%) SMPP
12 14 (0.41%) AMQP
12 14 (0.41%) Wireless
13 12 (0.35%) Network Security
13 12 (0.35%) SMS
14 11 (0.32%) SMTP
15 10 (0.29%) Broadband
15 10 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 768 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 359 (10.52%) NoSQL
3 250 (7.32%) Relational Database
4 233 (6.83%) MySQL
5 230 (6.74%) Big Data
6 186 (5.45%) MongoDB
7 151 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 133 (3.90%) Oracle Database
9 105 (3.08%) RDBMS
10 104 (3.05%) Hadoop
11 91 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
12 71 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 70 (2.05%) Redis
14 69 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
15 54 (1.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 53 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
17 52 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
18 51 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
19 49 (1.44%) DB2
20 47 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 590 (17.29%) Git (software)
2 267 (7.82%) Jenkins
3 248 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 207 (6.07%) JIRA
5 180 (5.27%) Maven
6 160 (4.69%) Subversion
7 148 (4.34%) Visual Studio
8 101 (2.96%) Selenium
9 97 (2.84%) JUnit
10 87 (2.55%) NUnit
11 83 (2.43%) Bitbucket
12 68 (1.99%) TeamCity
13 66 (1.93%) Eclipse
14 54 (1.58%) gulp
14 54 (1.58%) MSTest
14 54 (1.58%) NetBeans
15 51 (1.49%) Cucumber
16 48 (1.41%) webpack
17 47 (1.38%) IntelliJ
18 45 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 848 (24.85%) Finance
2 263 (7.71%) Banking
3 239 (7.00%) Retail
4 165 (4.83%) Marketing
5 116 (3.40%) Manufacturing
6 114 (3.34%) Telecoms
7 72 (2.11%) Front Office
8 71 (2.08%) Games
9 67 (1.96%) Back Office
10 62 (1.82%) Legal
11 59 (1.73%) Advertising
12 53 (1.55%) Financial Institution
13 50 (1.46%) Investment Banking
14 40 (1.17%) Law
15 39 (1.14%) Electronics
16 29 (0.85%) Publishing
16 29 (0.85%) Retail Banking
17 25 (0.73%) German Language
18 23 (0.67%) Billing
19 17 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,531 (44.86%) Developer
2 877 (25.70%) Architect
3 439 (12.86%) Senior Developer
4 436 (12.77%) .NET Developer
5 429 (12.57%) Java Developer
6 364 (10.67%) C# Developer
7 346 (10.14%) Solutions Architect
8 242 (7.09%) C# .NET Developer
9 223 (6.53%) Software Engineer
10 147 (4.31%) Consultant
10 147 (4.31%) Lead Developer
11 146 (4.28%) Technical Architect
12 145 (4.25%) Software Developer
13 138 (4.04%) Senior .NET Developer
14 137 (4.01%) Senior Java Developer
15 129 (3.78%) Java Engineer
16 120 (3.52%) ASP.NET Developer
17 119 (3.49%) Senior C# Developer
18 115 (3.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 101 (2.96%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,153 (33.78%) .NET
2 1,028 (30.12%) Web Services
3 820 (24.03%) HTML
4 717 (21.01%) REST
5 675 (19.78%) CSS
6 624 (18.28%) Spring
7 576 (16.88%) XML
8 553 (16.20%) SOAP
9 552 (16.17%) ASP.NET
10 536 (15.70%) AngularJS
11 485 (14.21%) RESTful
12 409 (11.98%) jQuery
13 390 (11.43%) Node.js
14 364 (10.67%) Middleware
15 350 (10.25%) ASP.NET Web API
16 324 (9.49%) HTML5
17 304 (8.91%) .NET Framework
18 302 (8.85%) WCF
19 291 (8.53%) JSON
20 272 (7.97%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 383 (11.22%) Computer Science
2 382 (11.19%) Enterprise Software
3 366 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
4 185 (5.42%) User Experience
5 149 (4.37%) Fintech
6 147 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
7 145 (4.25%) Mobile App
8 110 (3.22%) N-Tier
9 100 (2.93%) Management Information System
10 69 (2.02%) Algorithms
11 63 (1.85%) Virtual Team
12 55 (1.61%) Data Structures
13 47 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
14 46 (1.35%) Data Centre
15 39 (1.14%) Robotics
15 39 (1.14%) W3C
16 35 (1.03%) Client/Server
17 30 (0.88%) Mainframe
18 27 (0.79%) Public Cloud
19 25 (0.73%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 435 (12.75%) Linux
2 301 (8.82%) Windows
3 179 (5.24%) Unix
4 102 (2.99%) Android
5 89 (2.61%) Apple iOS
6 44 (1.29%) Windows Server
7 42 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (1.00%) AIX
9 19 (0.56%) Solaris
10 13 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.32%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.15%) Robot Operating System
15 5 (0.15%) zOS
16 3 (0.088%) CentOS
17 2 (0.059%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.059%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.029%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,922 (56.31%) Agile Software Development
2 952 (27.89%) Microservices
3 822 (24.08%) TDD
4 753 (22.06%) MVC
5 743 (21.77%) Scrum
6 646 (18.93%) Software Engineering
7 574 (16.82%) Continuous Integration
8 543 (15.91%) OO
9 501 (14.68%) DevOps
10 432 (12.66%) SDLC
11 371 (10.87%) Test Automation
12 362 (10.61%) BDD
13 353 (10.34%) Mentoring
14 317 (9.29%) TOGAF
15 309 (9.05%) SOLID
16 278 (8.15%) Enterprise Architecture
17 270 (7.91%) UML
17 270 (7.91%) Unit Testing
18 264 (7.74%) E-Commerce
19 261 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,356 (39.73%) Java
2 1,086 (31.82%) C#
2 1,086 (31.82%) SQL
3 1,076 (31.53%) JavaScript
4 250 (7.32%) Python
5 225 (6.59%) T-SQL
6 170 (4.98%) C++
7 155 (4.54%) PHP
8 152 (4.45%) PL/SQL
9 121 (3.55%) Ruby
10 106 (3.11%) Scala
11 104 (3.05%) C
12 97 (2.84%) Go
13 80 (2.34%) Bash Shell
14 76 (2.23%) PowerShell
15 69 (2.02%) TypeScript
16 66 (1.93%) VB.NET
17 63 (1.85%) Shell Script
18 62 (1.82%) XPath
19 55 (1.61%) ES6
Qualifications
1 573 (16.79%) Degree
2 163 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 122 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 86 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 73 (2.14%) Master's Degree
6 56 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
8 21 (0.62%) MCPD
9 14 (0.41%) MCTS
10 13 (0.38%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.38%) SANS
11 12 (0.35%) MCP
12 11 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.32%) ISEB
13 9 (0.26%) CCNA
13 9 (0.26%) MCSD
14 8 (0.23%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.21%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.18%) PMP
16 6 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (7.32%) QA
2 58 (1.70%) SLA
3 36 (1.05%) PMO
4 21 (0.62%) GCP
5 17 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.47%) ISO 20022
6 16 (0.47%) ISO 8583
7 14 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.32%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 9 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
10 9 (0.26%) GDPR
10 9 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.18%) COBIT
12 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.059%) DICOM
14 1 (0.029%) HL7
14 1 (0.029%) SEPA
14 1 (0.029%) WCAG
System Software
1 285 (8.35%) Docker
2 47 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.38%) HDFS
4 12 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.23%) OpenAM
7 6 (0.18%) iptables
7 6 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.12%) Active Directory
9 4 (0.12%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.12%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.088%) Varnish
11 2 (0.059%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.059%) LXC
11 2 (0.059%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.059%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.029%) Postfix
12 1 (0.029%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 85 (2.49%) Kubernetes
2 74 (2.17%) Puppet
3 70 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (1.44%) Ansible
5 29 (0.85%) Terraform
6 28 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (0.41%) Kibana
8 13 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 11 (0.32%) Marathon
10 10 (0.29%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
12 8 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
12 8 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (0.23%) Salt
12 8 (0.23%) WebInspect
13 5 (0.15%) SCCM
14 4 (0.12%) Control-M
14 4 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.12%) Nagios
14 4 (0.12%) Oozie
Vendors
1 690 (20.22%) Oracle
2 574 (16.82%) Microsoft
3 159 (4.66%) IBM
4 128 (3.75%) Google
5 114 (3.34%) SAP
6 93 (2.72%) TIBCO
7 90 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
8 87 (2.55%) MuleSoft
9 79 (2.31%) VMware
10 65 (1.90%) Sitecore
11 53 (1.55%) Red Hat
12 49 (1.44%) webMethods
13 44 (1.29%) Remedy
14 38 (1.11%) Xamarin
15 37 (1.08%) Pega
16 33 (0.97%) Dell
17 32 (0.94%) Atlassian
18 31 (0.91%) Informatica
19 29 (0.85%) Talend
20 27 (0.79%) Apigee