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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 222 199 184
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -15
Permanent jobs citing XPath 4 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.070% 0.096% 0.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.20% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 13
Average salary £41,250 £45,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -1.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.33%
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
2851 2542 2480
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.69% 48.72% 52.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2469 2240 2158
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,564 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
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 21 October 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
Birmingham -13 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Staffordshire - 2 £45,000 -
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 14 (87.50%) XML
2 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) Web Services
3 10 (62.50%) XSLT
4 9 (56.25%) XSD
5 8 (50.00%) MVC
5 8 (50.00%) Java
6 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
6 7 (43.75%) SQL
6 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
7 6 (37.50%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (37.50%) XSL
7 6 (37.50%) .NET
7 6 (37.50%) J2EE
7 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 6 (37.50%) HTML
7 6 (37.50%) CSS
8 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
8 5 (31.25%) C#
8 5 (31.25%) SOAP
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
8 5 (31.25%) Spring
8 5 (31.25%) Sass
8 5 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (25.00%) JAXB
9 4 (25.00%) SOA

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Maven
1 2 (12.50%) JDeveloper
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.25%) Ant
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) NetBeans
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Software Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Programmer
4 5 (31.25%) Architect
4 5 (31.25%) Software Programmer
5 4 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (25.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Integration Architect
7 2 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
7 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (6.25%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (6.25%) Analyst
8 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
8 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) XML
2 10 (62.50%) Web Services
2 10 (62.50%) XSLT
3 9 (56.25%) XSD
4 6 (37.50%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (37.50%) XSL
4 6 (37.50%) .NET
4 6 (37.50%) J2EE
4 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 6 (37.50%) CSS
5 5 (31.25%) SOAP
5 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
5 5 (31.25%) Spring
5 5 (31.25%) Sass
5 5 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (25.00%) JAXB
6 4 (25.00%) WSDL
6 4 (25.00%) DOM
7 2 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) iPhone
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) MVC
3 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) SOA
5 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (12.50%) People Management
7 1 (6.25%) OOD
7 1 (6.25%) UML
7 1 (6.25%) OO
7 1 (6.25%) Web Design
7 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (6.25%) BDD
7 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (6.25%) Build Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
3 5 (31.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) MOM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) CA