Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 111 128
Rank change year-on-year -69 +17 +12
Permanent jobs citing SOA 159 285 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.57% 2.48% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 2.78% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 135 232 216
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -17.39%
10th Percentile £37,350 £36,250 £26,875
90th Percentile £71,500 £68,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9007 10237 9539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.84% 89.16% 87.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7281 8000 7868
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £64,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SOA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in the West Midlands

SOA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOA in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SOA in the West Midlands

SOA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SOA in the West Midlands

SOA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Birmingham +5 53 £55,000 - 8
Shropshire -1 22 £71,500 +36.48% 5
Warwickshire -34 20 £52,500 -10.26% 2
Coventry +2 17 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Staffordshire -41 16 £44,062 -9.15% 2
Worcestershire -3 6 £42,500 +50.44% 1
Solihull -4 6 £49,000 -6.67% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £38,500 -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SOA.

1 106 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (34.59%) Web Services
3 47 (29.56%) Java
4 46 (28.93%) SOAP
4 46 (28.93%) REST
5 45 (28.30%) SQL
5 45 (28.30%) Software Engineering
6 44 (27.67%) C#
7 43 (27.04%) Unit Testing
8 41 (25.79%) SQL Server
9 37 (23.27%) .NET
9 37 (23.27%) TOGAF
10 35 (22.01%) TDD
11 34 (21.38%) Oracle
11 34 (21.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 34 (21.38%) DevOps
12 33 (20.75%) JavaScript
13 31 (19.50%) XML
13 31 (19.50%) Microservices
14 29 (18.24%) Test Automation
14 29 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (17.61%) Middleware
15 28 (17.61%) Jenkins
15 28 (17.61%) Mentoring
16 27 (16.98%) OO
16 27 (16.98%) Scrum
17 26 (16.35%) ASP.NET
18 25 (15.72%) Tomcat
18 25 (15.72%) MVC
18 25 (15.72%) Security Cleared

SOA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 34 (21.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (15.72%) Tomcat
3 18 (11.32%) Documentum
3 18 (11.32%) WebLogic
4 15 (9.43%) Apache
5 14 (8.81%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (5.03%) JBoss
7 7 (4.40%) GlassFish
8 6 (3.77%) SharePoint
8 6 (3.77%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.52%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.89%) WildFly
11 2 (1.26%) Confluence
11 2 (1.26%) IIS
11 2 (1.26%) OpenEdge
11 2 (1.26%) Sonic ESB
12 1 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.63%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.92%) GitHub
3 5 (3.14%) npm
4 4 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.26%) Serverless
7 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.92%) HTTP
2 10 (6.29%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.40%) SAN
4 3 (1.89%) SMS
5 2 (1.26%) Firewall
5 2 (1.26%) Internet
5 2 (1.26%) Network Security
6 1 (0.63%) LAN
6 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (8.18%) MongoDB
3 13 (8.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (6.29%) MySQL
4 10 (6.29%) NoSQL
4 10 (6.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (5.66%) Big Data
5 9 (5.66%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.40%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (3.77%) DTS
7 6 (3.77%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (3.14%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.52%) MarkLogic
9 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.89%) DocumentDB
10 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (17.61%) Jenkins
2 23 (14.47%) Git (software)
2 23 (14.47%) Selenium
3 18 (11.32%) Maven
4 13 (8.18%) Visual Studio
5 12 (7.55%) Subversion
6 7 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.14%) Babel
7 5 (3.14%) Grunt
7 5 (3.14%) gulp
7 5 (3.14%) JUnit
7 5 (3.14%) webpack
8 4 (2.52%) ERwin
8 4 (2.52%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (1.89%) Hudson
9 3 (1.89%) JBehave
9 3 (1.89%) JIRA
9 3 (1.89%) Rational Rose
9 3 (1.89%) WebLogic Workshop
10 2 (1.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (9.43%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Games
3 3 (1.89%) Banking
3 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.26%) International Banking
4 2 (1.26%) Marketing
4 2 (1.26%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (47.17%) Developer
2 36 (22.64%) Architect
3 27 (16.98%) Senior Developer
4 24 (15.09%) Java Developer
5 15 (9.43%) .NET Developer
5 15 (9.43%) C# Developer
6 13 (8.18%) Senior Software Engineer
6 13 (8.18%) Software Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (6.92%) Pega Architect
9 9 (5.66%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (5.03%) Applications Developer
10 8 (5.03%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (5.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (4.40%) Administrator
11 7 (4.40%) Lead Developer
11 7 (4.40%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.77%) Lead Architect
12 6 (3.77%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (34.59%) Web Services
2 46 (28.93%) REST
2 46 (28.93%) SOAP
3 37 (23.27%) .NET
4 31 (19.50%) XML
5 28 (17.61%) Middleware
6 26 (16.35%) ASP.NET
7 24 (15.09%) HTML
7 24 (15.09%) Spring
8 22 (13.84%) AngularJS
8 22 (13.84%) XSLT
9 21 (13.21%) Hibernate
10 20 (12.58%) CSS
11 19 (11.95%) JSON
12 16 (10.06%) RESTful
13 13 (8.18%) HTML5
14 12 (7.55%) jQuery
14 12 (7.55%) XSD
15 11 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (6.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.29%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (6.29%) User Experience
3 8 (5.03%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.14%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.14%) Mobile Computing
5 5 (3.14%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.14%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.89%) BBC
6 3 (1.89%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.89%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.26%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (1.26%) Fintech
8 1 (0.63%) Blog
8 1 (0.63%) DataPower
8 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.95%) Linux
2 14 (8.81%) Unix
3 7 (4.40%) AIX
3 7 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (4.40%) Windows
4 4 (2.52%) Android
5 3 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (28.30%) Software Engineering
3 43 (27.04%) Unit Testing
4 37 (23.27%) TOGAF
5 35 (22.01%) TDD
6 34 (21.38%) DevOps
7 31 (19.50%) Microservices
8 29 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (18.24%) Test Automation
9 28 (17.61%) Mentoring
10 27 (16.98%) OO
10 27 (16.98%) Scrum
11 25 (15.72%) MVC
12 24 (15.09%) Data Management
12 24 (15.09%) Enterprise Architecture
13 23 (14.47%) BPMN
14 22 (13.84%) Risk Management
15 20 (12.58%) Business Analysis
16 19 (11.95%) SDLC
16 19 (11.95%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 47 (29.56%) Java
2 45 (28.30%) SQL
3 44 (27.67%) C#
4 33 (20.75%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.18%) T-SQL
6 10 (6.29%) C
6 10 (6.29%) C++
7 9 (5.66%) XPath
8 6 (3.77%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.14%) ES6
9 5 (3.14%) XQuery
10 4 (2.52%) SPARQL
11 3 (1.89%) PHP
11 3 (1.89%) Scala
12 2 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.63%) COBOL
13 1 (0.63%) Perl
13 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (15.72%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.81%) Degree
3 3 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (1.89%) CISSP
4 2 (1.26%) CITP
4 2 (1.26%) MCSD
4 2 (1.26%) MCTS
4 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.21%) SLA
2 18 (11.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.52%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (1.89%) QA
5 2 (1.26%) COBIT
5 2 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (5.66%) Docker
2 1 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.63%) HDFS
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (11.95%) Puppet
2 7 (4.40%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.26%) Nagios
4 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 34 (21.38%) Oracle
2 18 (11.32%) EMC
2 18 (11.32%) Pega
3 15 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.03%) Google
5 7 (4.40%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.77%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.52%) Talend
8 3 (1.89%) Casewise
8 3 (1.89%) Twitter
9 2 (1.26%) NetApp
9 2 (1.26%) webMethods
10 1 (0.63%) Apple
10 1 (0.63%) IBM
10 1 (0.63%) SAP
10 1 (0.63%) Sybase
10 1 (0.63%) Xamarin