The table below looks at the statistics for SOAP skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SOAP over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Rank 90 115 116
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +1
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 196 138 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.68% 1.98% 2.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.05% 4.16% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 166 122 138
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,563 £28,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £48,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
SOAP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3239 3321 3555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.21% 47.54% 47.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2739 2973 3229
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,125
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

SOAP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SOAP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

SOAP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SOAP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SOAP Salary Trend in the North West

SOAP
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SOAP across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

SOAP Salary Histogram in the North West

SOAP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 70 £40,500 +1.25% 29
Cheshire +23 64 £35,000 - 12
Lancashire +9 40 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Merseyside +8 21 £35,000 -30.00% 1
SOAP
England

SOAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SOAP 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 SOAP.

1 236 (66.29%) Web Services
2 233 (65.45%) SQL
3 214 (60.11%) HTML
4 210 (58.99%) C#
5 208 (58.43%) XML
6 206 (57.87%) .NET
7 192 (53.93%) CSS
8 190 (53.37%) JavaScript
9 171 (48.03%) SQL Server
10 131 (36.80%) ASP.NET
11 126 (35.39%) jQuery
12 114 (32.02%) Microsoft
13 113 (31.74%) T-SQL
14 112 (31.46%) REST
15 110 (30.90%) MVC
16 108 (30.34%) WCF
17 103 (28.93%) .NET Framework
17 103 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
18 89 (25.00%) Java
19 88 (24.72%) Visual Studio
20 80 (22.47%) Ajax
21 76 (21.35%) TDD
22 75 (21.07%) OO
23 71 (19.94%) Windows
24 66 (18.54%) PHP
24 66 (18.54%) JSON
25 65 (18.26%) SQL Server 2008
25 65 (18.26%) HTML5
26 63 (17.70%) MySQL
27 62 (17.42%) Oracle

SOAP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SOAP 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 SOAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (6.18%) WebSphere
2 21 (5.90%) Apache
2 21 (5.90%) Tomcat
3 17 (4.78%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 12 (3.37%) IBM HTTP Server
5 11 (3.09%) ColdFusion
5 11 (3.09%) WordPress
6 10 (2.81%) nginx
6 10 (2.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (2.53%) uWSGI
8 8 (2.25%) CMS
9 7 (1.97%) IIS
10 5 (1.40%) GlassFish
10 5 (1.40%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.40%) Facebook Platform
10 5 (1.40%) Lync
10 5 (1.40%) MODX
11 4 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.56%) Mule
Applications
1 51 (14.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 15 (4.21%) Magento
2 9 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) osCommerce
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.84%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) PaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.28%) IaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.90%) HTTP
1 21 (5.90%) Internet
2 6 (1.69%) Wireless
3 4 (1.12%) VPN
4 3 (0.84%) DNS
4 3 (0.84%) RFID
4 3 (0.84%) GPRS
4 3 (0.84%) UMTS
5 2 (0.56%) SSL
6 1 (0.28%) FTP
6 1 (0.28%) SSH
6 1 (0.28%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (48.03%) SQL Server
2 65 (18.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 63 (17.70%) MySQL
4 57 (16.01%) Relational Database
5 43 (12.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 37 (10.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (7.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 20 (5.62%) RDBMS
9 12 (3.37%) Oracle Database
10 11 (3.09%) NoSQL
10 11 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (2.25%) Informix
12 7 (1.97%) DB2
12 7 (1.97%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.12%) SQLite
13 4 (1.12%) JasperReports
13 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.12%) OLTP
13 4 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 88 (24.72%) Visual Studio
2 40 (11.24%) Eclipse
3 32 (8.99%) Selenium
4 31 (8.71%) Subversion
5 22 (6.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (5.90%) SoapUI
7 20 (5.62%) JIRA
7 20 (5.62%) Ant
7 20 (5.62%) JUnit
8 19 (5.34%) Cucumber
8 19 (5.34%) Jenkins
9 14 (3.93%) WebDriver
9 14 (3.93%) MSTest
10 13 (3.65%) Maven
11 12 (3.37%) NUnit
12 11 (3.09%) Hudson
12 11 (3.09%) PowerBuilder
13 10 (2.81%) SpecFlow
13 10 (2.81%) Mercurial
14 9 (2.53%) Mockito
General
1 47 (13.20%) Finance
2 29 (8.15%) Retail
3 27 (7.58%) Marketing
4 12 (3.37%) Games
5 11 (3.09%) Billing
6 8 (2.25%) Back Office
7 6 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.40%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.84%) Publishing
10 2 (0.56%) Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 310 (87.08%) Developer
2 78 (21.91%) .NET Developer
3 58 (16.29%) Senior Developer
4 57 (16.01%) C# Developer
5 54 (15.17%) Java Developer
6 53 (14.89%) Software Developer
7 49 (13.76%) Web Developer
8 40 (11.24%) C# .NET Developer
9 26 (7.30%) PHP Developer
10 24 (6.74%) Analyst
11 18 (5.06%) Software Engineer
12 17 (4.78%) ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (4.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 16 (4.49%) Senior Software Developer
14 14 (3.93%) Tester
14 14 (3.93%) Analyst Developer
14 14 (3.93%) C# Software Developer
15 13 (3.65%) Senior C# Developer
15 13 (3.65%) Senior Java Developer
16 12 (3.37%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (66.29%) Web Services
2 214 (60.11%) HTML
3 208 (58.43%) XML
4 206 (57.87%) .NET
5 192 (53.93%) CSS
6 131 (36.80%) ASP.NET
7 126 (35.39%) jQuery
8 112 (31.46%) REST
9 108 (30.34%) WCF
10 103 (28.93%) .NET Framework
11 80 (22.47%) Ajax
12 66 (18.54%) JSON
13 65 (18.26%) HTML5
14 49 (13.76%) ASP.NET MVC
15 45 (12.64%) LINQ
16 44 (12.36%) J2EE
17 43 (12.08%) Spring
18 42 (11.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 41 (11.52%) CSS3
20 36 (10.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.15%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (7.02%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.78%) N-Tier
4 13 (3.65%) Mathematics
5 12 (3.37%) W3C
6 11 (3.09%) Online Games
6 11 (3.09%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.09%) Open Source
7 5 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (1.40%) Social Media
7 5 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.12%) Physics
8 4 (1.12%) Replication
8 4 (1.12%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.84%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.56%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.56%) NHS
11 1 (0.28%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 71 (19.94%) Windows
2 45 (12.64%) Linux
3 17 (4.78%) Android
4 14 (3.93%) UNIX
5 7 (1.97%) AIX
6 6 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.12%) Windows Phone
7 4 (1.12%) Windows Phone 7
7 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.84%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.56%) Solaris
9 2 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (30.90%) MVC
2 103 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (21.35%) TDD
4 75 (21.07%) OO
5 58 (16.29%) Scrum
6 46 (12.92%) E-Commerce
7 42 (11.80%) SOA
8 37 (10.39%) Software Engineering
9 35 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (9.55%) Unit Testing
11 32 (8.99%) UML
12 26 (7.30%) Multithreading
13 25 (7.02%) OOD
14 22 (6.18%) Web Development
15 20 (5.62%) OOP
15 20 (5.62%) User Stories
16 18 (5.06%) BDD
17 17 (4.78%) Test Strategy
17 17 (4.78%) Time Management
18 16 (4.49%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 233 (65.45%) SQL
2 210 (58.99%) C#
3 190 (53.37%) JavaScript
4 113 (31.74%) T-SQL
5 89 (25.00%) Java
6 66 (18.54%) PHP
7 35 (9.83%) VB.NET
8 23 (6.46%) VB
9 16 (4.49%) VBA
9 16 (4.49%) Python
10 12 (3.37%) XPath
11 11 (3.09%) VB6
12 10 (2.81%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.81%) C++
13 9 (2.53%) Delphi
14 5 (1.40%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.40%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.56%) COBOL
16 1 (0.28%) AWK
16 1 (0.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 49 (13.76%) Degree
2 11 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.81%) MCP
4 5 (1.40%) CCNP
4 5 (1.40%) ISEB
4 5 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.84%) MCSD
5 3 (0.84%) MCSE
5 3 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.43%) QA
2 8 (2.25%) SLA
3 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.56%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 114 (32.02%) Microsoft
2 62 (17.42%) Oracle
3 18 (5.06%) IBM
4 10 (2.81%) Perforce
4 10 (2.81%) JBoss
5 9 (2.53%) Rackspace
6 8 (2.25%) Compuware
6 8 (2.25%) HP
7 7 (1.97%) Zend
8 6 (1.69%) Twitter
9 5 (1.40%) DevExpress
9 5 (1.40%) Google
9 5 (1.40%) Facebook
9 5 (1.40%) Embarcadero
10 4 (1.12%) Cognos
10 4 (1.12%) Business Objects
10 4 (1.12%) Actimize
10 4 (1.12%) Apple
11 3 (0.84%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.84%) Sencha
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