The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL 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 WSDL over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 240 211 208
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -3
Permanent jobs citing WSDL 21 33 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.48% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 1.00% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 21 28 40
Average salary £48,000 £35,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.26% -20.55%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%
WSDL
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
3188 3295 3498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 43.03% 48.06% 47.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2721 2960 3137
Average salary £37,804 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.01% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,500
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% -

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WSDL
Salary Trend in the North West

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

WSDL Salary Trend in the North West

WSDL
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WSDL across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

WSDL Salary Histogram in the North West

WSDL
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 WSDL within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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 +6 11 £48,000 +60.00%
Cheshire -16 8 £32,500 -32.98%
Lancashire -12 1 £41,500 +18.57%
Merseyside - 1 £45,000 -
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 27 (100.00%) XML
2 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (92.59%) Java
4 22 (81.48%) Oracle
5 21 (77.78%) SOAP
6 19 (70.37%) RDBMS
6 19 (70.37%) Relational Database
7 17 (62.96%) JSON
7 17 (62.96%) SQL
8 16 (59.26%) UNIX
8 16 (59.26%) Eclipse
8 16 (59.26%) Degree
9 15 (55.56%) Linux
9 15 (55.56%) Web Services
9 15 (55.56%) Servlets
9 15 (55.56%) HTML
10 12 (44.44%) TDD
10 12 (44.44%) Spring
10 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
10 12 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (44.44%) Mockito
10 12 (44.44%) Jenkins
10 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
10 12 (44.44%) JUnit
10 12 (44.44%) JDBC
11 11 (40.74%) CSS
11 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
11 11 (40.74%) Finance
12 10 (37.04%) WebSphere
12 10 (37.04%) E-Commerce

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing WSDL 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 WSDL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (37.04%) WebSphere
2 9 (33.33%) Apache
3 8 (29.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (29.63%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
5 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
6 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) HTTP
1 8 (29.63%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (70.37%) RDBMS
1 19 (70.37%) Relational Database
2 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 9 (33.33%) OLTP
4 8 (29.63%) Informix
5 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
6 2 (7.41%) DB2
6 2 (7.41%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (3.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Eclipse
2 12 (44.44%) JUnit
2 12 (44.44%) Mockito
2 12 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 8 (29.63%) Cucumber
3 8 (29.63%) JIRA
3 8 (29.63%) Selenium
3 8 (29.63%) Introscope
4 5 (18.52%) Ant
5 4 (14.81%) Maven
5 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
5 4 (14.81%) Gerrit
6 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Games
3 4 (14.81%) Retail
4 2 (7.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) Java Developer
3 11 (40.74%) Software Engineer
4 9 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
4 9 (33.33%) Software Integration Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) XML
2 21 (77.78%) SOAP
3 17 (62.96%) JSON
4 15 (55.56%) Web Services
4 15 (55.56%) HTML
4 15 (55.56%) Servlets
5 12 (44.44%) JDBC
5 12 (44.44%) Spring
6 11 (40.74%) CSS
7 10 (37.04%) J2EE
8 9 (33.33%) Java EE
9 8 (29.63%) RESTful
9 8 (29.63%) PowerMock
9 8 (29.63%) JAX-RS
9 8 (29.63%) XSL
9 8 (29.63%) JAX-RPC
10 5 (18.52%) XSLT
11 4 (14.81%) JAXB
11 4 (14.81%) EJB
11 4 (14.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 9 (33.33%) Physics
1 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 9 (33.33%) Online Games
2 8 (29.63%) Open Source
2 8 (29.63%) N-Tier
3 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.41%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) UNIX
2 15 (55.56%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) CentOS
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.41%) AIX
4 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (96.30%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) TDD
2 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 12 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (37.04%) E-Commerce
4 9 (33.33%) Game Development
5 7 (25.93%) OO
5 7 (25.93%) Web Development
6 6 (22.22%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (18.52%) SOA
8 2 (7.41%) SEO
8 2 (7.41%) UML
8 2 (7.41%) Product Management
8 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.41%) Data Management
8 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) Master Data Management
9 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.70%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) Java
2 17 (62.96%) SQL
3 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.81%) XPath
5 2 (7.41%) COBOL
5 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.70%) XQuery
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) HND
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCTS
3 1 (3.70%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Oracle
2 10 (37.04%) IBM
3 8 (29.63%) Compuware
3 8 (29.63%) HP
3 8 (29.63%) Perforce
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat