The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 119 114 113
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Permanent jobs citing XPath 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 0.055% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.61% 0.14% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
XPath
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
814 732 730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.53% 40.46% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 718 648 627
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing XPath across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

XPath
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing XPath across the Birmingham region.

XPath Salary Trend in Birmingham

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing XPath also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited XPath.

1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Multithreading
2 6 (85.71%) Backbone.js
2 6 (85.71%) KnockoutJS
2 6 (85.71%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (85.71%) Build Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Mustache
2 6 (85.71%) NetBeans
2 6 (85.71%) Web Design
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Retail
2 6 (85.71%) Subversion
2 6 (85.71%) Spring
2 6 (85.71%) Maven
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (85.71%) Relational Database
2 6 (85.71%) DOM
2 6 (85.71%) JSP
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) Struts
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 6 (85.71%) Perl
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) Ant
2 6 (85.71%) WebLogic
2 6 (85.71%) XSLT

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing XPath also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited XPath. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (85.71%) WebLogic
1 6 (85.71%) Apache
1 6 (85.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) RDBMS
1 6 (85.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Ant
1 6 (85.71%) Eclipse
1 6 (85.71%) NetBeans
1 6 (85.71%) Subversion
1 6 (85.71%) Maven
General
1 6 (85.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Architect
1 6 (85.71%) Java Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Java/J2EE Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
2 6 (85.71%) JSP
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) Struts
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 6 (85.71%) XSLT
2 6 (85.71%) JMS
2 6 (85.71%) JavaBeans
2 6 (85.71%) JAXB
2 6 (85.71%) SAX
2 6 (85.71%) JMX
2 6 (85.71%) Spring
2 6 (85.71%) Backbone.js
2 6 (85.71%) KnockoutJS
2 6 (85.71%) Mustache
2 6 (85.71%) DOM
3 1 (14.29%) XSL
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Multithreading
2 6 (85.71%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (85.71%) Build Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (85.71%) UML
2 6 (85.71%) SOA
2 6 (85.71%) Web Design
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
1 6 (85.71%) Perl
1 6 (85.71%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft