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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 104 107
Rank change year-on-year -44 +3  
Permanent jobs citing SOA 82 150 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.59% 2.41% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 2.72% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 74 102 117
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,800 £42,500 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  

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 4568 5517 4995
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.30% 88.65% 87.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3790 4286 4129
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 0 27 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Shropshire +23 19 £69,000 +62.35% 2
Coventry -12 10 £43,250 -12.62% 4
Warwickshire -42 10 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Staffordshire +9 8 £57,500 +35.29% 2
Solihull -5 2 £47,500 -
SOA
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (67.95%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (37.82%) Scrum
3 53 (33.97%) Java
4 49 (31.41%) SQL
5 48 (30.77%) .NET
6 47 (30.13%) TDD
7 46 (29.49%) Microservices
8 44 (28.21%) C#
9 43 (27.56%) Software Engineering
10 40 (25.64%) Unit Testing
10 40 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (23.08%) Web Services
12 35 (22.44%) JavaScript
12 35 (22.44%) Jenkins
12 35 (22.44%) Software Delivery
13 34 (21.79%) Test Automation
14 33 (21.15%) MVC
15 31 (19.87%) ASP.NET
15 31 (19.87%) Mentoring
16 30 (19.23%) RESTful
16 30 (19.23%) NoSQL
16 30 (19.23%) Oracle
17 29 (18.59%) E-Commerce
17 29 (18.59%) Middleware
17 29 (18.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 28 (17.95%) SQL Server
18 28 (17.95%) HTML
18 28 (17.95%) SOAP
19 27 (17.31%) TOGAF
20 26 (16.67%) CSS

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 (18.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 18 (11.54%) JBoss
3 17 (10.90%) GlassFish
3 17 (10.90%) WildFly
4 11 (7.05%) Tomcat
5 10 (6.41%) Documentum
6 9 (5.77%) WebLogic
7 7 (4.49%) Apache
8 4 (2.56%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.92%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.28%) Mule
11 1 (0.64%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.64%) Confluence
11 1 (0.64%) IIS
11 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) OpenText MBPM
1 3 (1.92%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.56%) SaaS
4 3 (1.92%) GitHub
5 2 (1.28%) IaaS
6 1 (0.64%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.49%) SAN
2 3 (1.92%) HTTP
3 2 (1.28%) LAN
3 2 (1.28%) Network Security
3 2 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.28%) WLAN
4 1 (0.64%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) SSL
4 1 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.23%) NoSQL
2 28 (17.95%) SQL Server
3 24 (15.38%) MySQL
4 21 (13.46%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (10.26%) MongoDB
6 12 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (7.05%) Relational Database
7 11 (7.05%) Riak
8 9 (5.77%) RDBMS
9 5 (3.21%) Big Data
9 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.92%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.28%) DocumentDB
11 2 (1.28%) Neo4j
11 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.64%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 35 (22.44%) Jenkins
2 25 (16.03%) Selenium
3 22 (14.10%) Hudson
4 18 (11.54%) JUnit
5 17 (10.90%) JBehave
6 16 (10.26%) Git (software)
7 15 (9.62%) Cucumber
8 14 (8.97%) RSpec
8 14 (8.97%) WATIR
9 12 (7.69%) Maven
10 8 (5.13%) MSBuild
11 7 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (3.85%) Visual Studio
13 5 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (3.21%) GoCD
13 5 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (3.21%) TeamCity
14 3 (1.92%) SoapUI
14 3 (1.92%) Subversion
15 2 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 14 (8.97%) Billing
2 13 (8.33%) Finance
3 10 (6.41%) Retail
4 9 (5.77%) Back Office
5 2 (1.28%) Banking
5 2 (1.28%) Publishing
6 1 (0.64%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Automotive
6 1 (0.64%) International Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (26.92%) Developer
2 37 (23.72%) Architect
3 19 (12.18%) Software Engineer
4 15 (9.62%) Java Engineer
4 15 (9.62%) Scrum Master
4 15 (9.62%) Senior Java Engineer
4 15 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
6 12 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 12 (7.69%) Software Architect
6 12 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 11 (7.05%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.41%) .NET Developer
9 8 (5.13%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 8 (5.13%) Integration Developer
9 8 (5.13%) Python Software Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) Pega Architect
11 6 (3.85%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.85%) Linux Developer
11 6 (3.85%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (30.77%) .NET
2 36 (23.08%) Web Services
3 31 (19.87%) ASP.NET
4 30 (19.23%) RESTful
5 29 (18.59%) Middleware
6 28 (17.95%) HTML
6 28 (17.95%) SOAP
7 26 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (16.67%) CSS
8 23 (14.74%) jQuery
8 23 (14.74%) Spring
9 22 (14.10%) Hibernate
10 19 (12.18%) REST
11 18 (11.54%) Java EE
11 18 (11.54%) JMS
12 17 (10.90%) HornetQ
12 17 (10.90%) JAX-RS
12 17 (10.90%) RESTEasy
13 16 (10.26%) HTML5
14 15 (9.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.62%) N-Tier
2 13 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (5.13%) User Experience
5 4 (2.56%) Blog
5 4 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.92%) DataPower
7 2 (1.28%) BBC
7 2 (1.28%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.28%) Replication
7 2 (1.28%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.64%) Fintech
8 1 (0.64%) PKI
8 1 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.03%) Linux
2 19 (12.18%) Unix
3 12 (7.69%) Windows
4 5 (3.21%) AIX
4 5 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.56%) Android
5 4 (2.56%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (67.95%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (37.82%) Scrum
3 47 (30.13%) TDD
4 46 (29.49%) Microservices
5 43 (27.56%) Software Engineering
6 40 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (25.64%) Unit Testing
7 35 (22.44%) Software Delivery
8 34 (21.79%) Test Automation
9 33 (21.15%) MVC
10 31 (19.87%) Mentoring
11 29 (18.59%) E-Commerce
12 27 (17.31%) TOGAF
13 19 (12.18%) Dependency Injection
13 19 (12.18%) DevOps
14 18 (11.54%) DSDM
14 18 (11.54%) Functional Testing
14 18 (11.54%) Open Source
14 18 (11.54%) Risk Management
15 17 (10.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 53 (33.97%) Java
2 49 (31.41%) SQL
3 44 (28.21%) C#
4 35 (22.44%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.97%) Ruby
6 13 (8.33%) Python
7 7 (4.49%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.85%) C++
9 5 (3.21%) Go
9 5 (3.21%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.21%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.56%) Erlang
10 4 (2.56%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.56%) VB
11 3 (1.92%) PHP
11 3 (1.92%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.92%) Scala
12 2 (1.28%) Korn
12 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.64%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.33%) Degree
2 11 (7.05%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
3 6 (3.85%) CISSP
4 2 (1.28%) CITP
4 2 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.54%) SLA
2 17 (10.90%) QA
3 10 (6.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (9.62%) Puppet
2 5 (3.21%) Ansible
2 5 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.21%) Terraform
3 3 (1.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (19.23%) Oracle
2 19 (12.18%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.97%) Pega
4 10 (6.41%) EMC
5 9 (5.77%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.21%) Google
8 4 (2.56%) IBM
8 4 (2.56%) NetApp
8 4 (2.56%) Sybase
9 3 (1.92%) OpenText
10 2 (1.28%) SAP
10 2 (1.28%) Sun
11 1 (0.64%) Apple
11 1 (0.64%) ATG
11 1 (0.64%) webMethods
11 1 (0.64%) WSO2
11 1 (0.64%) Xamarin
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £50,242 per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £22k - 65k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (+ excellent package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £47000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £50,242 per year + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Telford
Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Services (RCDTS)
Salary: up to £71,500
Posted: 14 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Staffordshire University
Salary: £39,324 - £46,924 plus benefits
Posted: 22 days ago