The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 240 258 218
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -40
Permanent jobs citing XPath 10 1 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.015% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.029% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 27
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
XPath
England

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

Programming Languages Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3349 3402 4008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 54.37% 50.56% 54.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2915 2917 3335
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing XPath as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

XPath
Salary Trend in the North West

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

XPath Salary Trend in the North West

XPath
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Merseyside - 10 £55,000 -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT jobs citing XPath 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 North West region with a requirement for XPath.

1 25 (100.00%) XML
2 24 (96.00%) Web Services
3 23 (92.00%) XSLT
4 20 (80.00%) Oracle
5 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
5 14 (56.00%) .NET
6 12 (48.00%) Java
7 11 (44.00%) IBM
7 11 (44.00%) XSD
7 11 (44.00%) SOA
8 10 (40.00%) FTP
8 10 (40.00%) HTTP
8 10 (40.00%) HTTPS
8 10 (40.00%) SSL
8 10 (40.00%) WSDL
8 10 (40.00%) SOAP
8 10 (40.00%) JMS
8 10 (40.00%) Oracle Service Bus
8 10 (40.00%) SDLC
8 10 (40.00%) Service Design
9 9 (36.00%) Relational Database
9 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
9 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
9 9 (36.00%) Retail
10 8 (32.00%) Data Quality
10 8 (32.00%) Time Management
11 6 (24.00%) MVC
11 6 (24.00%) Project Management
11 6 (24.00%) JavaScript

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (40.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (16.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) EPiServer CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) FTP
1 10 (40.00%) HTTP
1 10 (40.00%) HTTPS
1 10 (40.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (12.00%) ReSharper
2 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) SonarQube
2 3 (12.00%) Subversion
3 2 (8.00%) CruiseControl
4 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) Maven
4 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (36.00%) Retail
2 3 (12.00%) Law
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) Administrator
3 9 (36.00%) Integration Developer
4 8 (32.00%) Technical Administrator
5 6 (24.00%) .NET Developer
6 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Developer
6 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Integration Developer
6 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Applications Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 1 (4.00%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
8 1 (4.00%) XML Developer
8 1 (4.00%) XML XSLT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) XML
2 24 (96.00%) Web Services
3 23 (92.00%) XSLT
4 14 (56.00%) .NET
5 11 (44.00%) XSD
6 10 (40.00%) JMS
6 10 (40.00%) SOAP
6 10 (40.00%) WSDL
7 6 (24.00%) HTML
8 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (20.00%) CSS
8 5 (20.00%) HTML5
8 5 (20.00%) JSON
9 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (16.00%) REST
9 4 (16.00%) WCF
10 3 (12.00%) ADO.NET
10 3 (12.00%) jQuery
10 3 (12.00%) LINQ
10 3 (12.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) SOA
2 10 (40.00%) SDLC
2 10 (40.00%) Service Design
3 8 (32.00%) Time Management
4 6 (24.00%) MVC
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) ITSM
5 5 (20.00%) Service Management
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (8.00%) Code Coverage
8 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
9 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
9 1 (4.00%) Front End Development
9 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.00%) Web Design
9 1 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Oracle
2 11 (44.00%) IBM
3 3 (12.00%) Ektron
4 1 (4.00%) EPiServer
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft