The table below looks at the statistics for XPath skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 197 178 173
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Permanent jobs citing XPath 11 13 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.44% 0.65% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 20
Average salary £46,250 £42,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £42,500 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £49,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,750 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.89%
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 West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2492 2012 2350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.77% 48.93% 49.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2210 1706 2053
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

XPath
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

XPath Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

XPath
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

XPath Salary Trend in the West Midlands

XPath
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing XPath across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

XPath Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

XPath
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Birmingham - 3 £67,500 -
Solihull -1 2 £27,500 -45.00%
Coventry - 2 £48,750 -
Warwickshire -19 1 £30,500 -28.23%
Staffordshire - 1 £45,000 -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 11 (84.62%) XML
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) XSLT
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
3 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) C#
4 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 6 (46.15%) Web Services
4 6 (46.15%) SOA
5 5 (38.46%) XSD
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) Subversion
6 4 (30.77%) Spring
6 4 (30.77%) Maven
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (30.77%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) Ant
6 4 (30.77%) J2EE
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 4 (30.77%) Struts
6 4 (30.77%) JMS
7 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (23.08%) MVC
7 3 (23.08%) JSP
7 3 (23.08%) XSL

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.69%) MQSI
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Subversion
2 4 (30.77%) Maven
2 4 (30.77%) Ant
3 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
4 2 (15.38%) NetBeans
4 2 (15.38%) Hudson
5 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.69%) JDeveloper
5 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Architect
3 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Java/J2EE Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior ASP.NET Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) XML
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) XSLT
3 6 (46.15%) Web Services
4 5 (38.46%) XSD
5 4 (30.77%) Struts
5 4 (30.77%) J2EE
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 4 (30.77%) JMS
5 4 (30.77%) Spring
6 3 (23.08%) HTML
6 3 (23.08%) JSP
6 3 (23.08%) XSL
7 2 (15.38%) DOM
7 2 (15.38%) SOAP
7 2 (15.38%) CSS
7 2 (15.38%) JDBC
7 2 (15.38%) Ajax
7 2 (15.38%) WCF
7 2 (15.38%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
2 2 (15.38%) GIS
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
2 6 (46.15%) SOA
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) Refactoring
4 2 (15.38%) UML
4 2 (15.38%) EAI
4 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (15.38%) Build Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 2 (15.38%) Web Design
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) CA