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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 57 94
Rank change year-on-year -81 +37  
Permanent jobs citing SOA 76 252 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.58% 4.09% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 4.64% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 61 187 106
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,949 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4324 5436 4272
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 90.03% 88.19% 83.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3530 4374 3574
Median salary £42,500 £42,900 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.93% +0.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,375 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SOA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 22 £50,000 - 1
Staffordshire -9 15 £60,000 +41.17% 2
Coventry -2 12 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Warwickshire -37 11 £47,500 -13.63% 3
Shropshire +2 6 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Solihull -19 3 £32,500 -25.71%
Worcestershire -14 1 £32,500 +18.18%
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 135 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (54.22%) .NET
3 115 (51.11%) C#
4 105 (46.67%) SQL
5 92 (40.89%) ASP.NET
6 89 (39.56%) HTML
6 89 (39.56%) JavaScript
7 88 (39.11%) MVC
8 86 (38.22%) Scrum
9 84 (37.33%) SQL Server
10 71 (31.56%) CSS
11 69 (30.67%) Web Services
11 69 (30.67%) Java
12 67 (29.78%) XML
12 67 (29.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 66 (29.33%) TDD
14 65 (28.89%) Mentoring
15 63 (28.00%) Software Engineering
16 56 (24.89%) Continuous Integration
17 52 (23.11%) jQuery
17 52 (23.11%) Microsoft
18 48 (21.33%) Microservices
19 47 (20.89%) HTML5
20 44 (19.56%) Relational Database
21 42 (18.67%) Linux
22 40 (17.78%) OO
22 40 (17.78%) AngularJS
23 38 (16.89%) WCF
24 37 (16.44%) Oracle
24 37 (16.44%) Jenkins

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 29 (12.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 23 (10.22%) JBoss
3 17 (7.56%) WebSphere
4 12 (5.33%) WebLogic
5 9 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.56%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.56%) GlassFish
6 8 (3.56%) WildFly
7 7 (3.11%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (2.67%) Documentum
9 4 (1.78%) Confluence
9 4 (1.78%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.89%) Apache
10 2 (0.89%) CMS
10 2 (0.89%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.44%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.44%) IIS
11 1 (0.44%) Mule
Applications
1 12 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (5.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.11%) OpenText MBPM
2 7 (3.11%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.44%) SaaS
4 3 (1.33%) GitHub
4 3 (1.33%) IaaS
5 1 (0.44%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.11%) SSL
3 6 (2.67%) Internet
4 3 (1.33%) HTTP
5 2 (0.89%) Firewall
6 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (37.33%) SQL Server
2 44 (19.56%) Relational Database
3 34 (15.11%) NoSQL
4 28 (12.44%) RDBMS
5 25 (11.11%) MySQL
6 19 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (7.11%) MongoDB
8 15 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (4.44%) Riak
10 8 (3.56%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (3.11%) Data Mining
11 7 (3.11%) DB2
12 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (1.78%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
15 1 (0.44%) Big Data
15 1 (0.44%) DataStage
15 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (16.44%) Jenkins
2 34 (15.11%) Git (software)
3 31 (13.78%) Visual Studio
4 27 (12.00%) Selenium
5 16 (7.11%) Subversion
5 16 (7.11%) TeamCity
6 13 (5.78%) Hudson
7 12 (5.33%) Cucumber
7 12 (5.33%) MSBuild
8 10 (4.44%) JUnit
8 10 (4.44%) Maven
9 8 (3.56%) JBehave
9 8 (3.56%) Moq
9 8 (3.56%) RSpec
9 8 (3.56%) WATIR
10 7 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (2.22%) GoCD
11 5 (2.22%) JIRA
11 5 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 36 (16.00%) Finance
2 13 (5.78%) Banking
3 12 (5.33%) Retail
4 11 (4.89%) Back Office
5 8 (3.56%) Billing
5 8 (3.56%) International Banking
6 7 (3.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.67%) Marketing
8 5 (2.22%) Publishing
9 4 (1.78%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.78%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.44%) Advertising
10 1 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 89 (39.56%) Developer
2 51 (22.67%) Senior Developer
3 47 (20.89%) Architect
4 34 (15.11%) .NET Developer
5 28 (12.44%) Software Engineer
6 26 (11.56%) Solutions Architect
7 24 (10.67%) C# Developer
8 23 (10.22%) Senior .NET Developer
9 20 (8.89%) Senior C# Developer
10 19 (8.44%) C# .NET Developer
10 19 (8.44%) Consultant
11 16 (7.11%) Software Developer
12 15 (6.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
12 15 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
13 14 (6.22%) Java Developer
14 13 (5.78%) Technical Consultant
15 11 (4.89%) Software Architect
16 10 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
16 10 (4.44%) IT Architect
16 10 (4.44%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (54.22%) .NET
2 92 (40.89%) ASP.NET
3 89 (39.56%) HTML
4 71 (31.56%) CSS
5 69 (30.67%) Web Services
6 67 (29.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 67 (29.78%) XML
7 52 (23.11%) jQuery
8 47 (20.89%) HTML5
9 40 (17.78%) AngularJS
10 38 (16.89%) WCF
11 32 (14.22%) SOAP
12 27 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 26 (11.56%) J2EE
13 26 (11.56%) Middleware
13 26 (11.56%) RESTful
14 24 (10.67%) React
15 22 (9.78%) Java EE
16 21 (9.33%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (8.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.00%) N-Tier
2 23 (10.22%) Computer Science
3 22 (9.78%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.44%) User Experience
6 7 (3.11%) NHS
6 7 (3.11%) PMI
7 5 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.78%) Fintech
8 4 (1.78%) Replication
9 3 (1.33%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.33%) Blog
9 3 (1.33%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.33%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.33%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.89%) DataPower
11 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.44%) FMCG
11 1 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.67%) Linux
2 33 (14.67%) Windows
3 21 (9.33%) Unix
4 6 (2.67%) Solaris
5 5 (2.22%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (39.11%) MVC
3 86 (38.22%) Scrum
4 66 (29.33%) TDD
5 65 (28.89%) Mentoring
6 63 (28.00%) Software Engineering
7 56 (24.89%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (21.33%) Microservices
9 40 (17.78%) OO
10 32 (14.22%) Continuous Delivery
10 32 (14.22%) Unit Testing
11 31 (13.78%) SOLID
12 27 (12.00%) UML
13 26 (11.56%) E-Commerce
14 25 (11.11%) Coaching
14 25 (11.11%) Workflow
15 24 (10.67%) Open Source
16 23 (10.22%) CRM
17 22 (9.78%) SDLC
17 22 (9.78%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 115 (51.11%) C#
2 105 (46.67%) SQL
3 89 (39.56%) JavaScript
4 69 (30.67%) Java
5 34 (15.11%) T-SQL
6 17 (7.56%) Python
7 16 (7.11%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.33%) Erlang
8 12 (5.33%) PHP
8 12 (5.33%) VB.NET
9 8 (3.56%) Go
9 8 (3.56%) Ruby
10 7 (3.11%) TypeScript
10 7 (3.11%) VB
11 6 (2.67%) C++
11 6 (2.67%) XPath
12 5 (2.22%) C
13 3 (1.33%) Clojure
13 3 (1.33%) F#
13 3 (1.33%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 25 (11.11%) Degree
2 9 (4.00%) CITP
3 7 (3.11%) PMI Certification
4 6 (2.67%) MCSD
4 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.33%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.89%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (9.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (4.89%) Puppet
2 5 (2.22%) Ansible
2 5 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (23.11%) Microsoft
2 37 (16.44%) Oracle
3 14 (6.22%) Pega
3 14 (6.22%) Sybase
4 11 (4.89%) OpenText
5 10 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (3.11%) Google
7 6 (2.67%) WSO2
8 5 (2.22%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.78%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.78%) EMC
9 4 (1.78%) TOWER Software
10 3 (1.33%) IBM
11 2 (0.89%) SAP
11 2 (0.89%) Sun
11 2 (0.89%) webMethods
12 1 (0.44%) ATG
12 1 (0.44%) CA
12 1 (0.44%) Rackspace
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £22k - 65k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £36k - 42k per year + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Telford
HM Revenue and Customs
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £47000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
First Utility
Posted: 15 days ago
Telford or London or Newcastle
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS)
Salary: £57-63K p/a
Posted: 20 days ago