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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
XPath (XML Path Language)
Rank 197 180 188
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Permanent jobs citing XPath 7 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.54% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 15
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £49,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +10.38%
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
2385 2203 2530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.81% 51.00% 53.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2156 1893 2239
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Solihull +4 2 £27,500 -45.00%
Birmingham - 2 £67,500 -
Coventry - 2 £48,750 -
Warwickshire -18 1 £30,500 -32.22%
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (100.00%) XSLT
2 9 (81.82%) XML
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (63.64%) Web Services
5 6 (54.55%) SOA
5 6 (54.55%) Java
5 6 (54.55%) SQL
5 6 (54.55%) J2EE
6 5 (45.45%) .NET
6 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
6 5 (45.45%) Subversion
6 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
7 4 (36.36%) Spring
7 4 (36.36%) Maven
7 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
7 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 4 (36.36%) Ant
7 4 (36.36%) SOAP
7 4 (36.36%) Struts
7 4 (36.36%) JMS
7 4 (36.36%) MVC
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 3 (27.27%) JSP
8 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 3 (27.27%) Oracle
9 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
9 2 (18.18%) IIS
9 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
9 2 (18.18%) Perl

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
1 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (9.09%) MQSI
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Subversion
2 4 (36.36%) Maven
2 4 (36.36%) Ant
3 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 2 (18.18%) NetBeans
3 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
3 2 (18.18%) Hudson
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (9.09%) JDeveloper
4 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Java/J2EE Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Java Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Architect
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) XSLT
2 9 (81.82%) XML
3 7 (63.64%) Web Services
4 6 (54.55%) J2EE
5 5 (45.45%) .NET
6 4 (36.36%) Spring
6 4 (36.36%) SOAP
6 4 (36.36%) Struts
6 4 (36.36%) JMS
7 3 (27.27%) JSP
8 2 (18.18%) HTML
8 2 (18.18%) JDBC
8 2 (18.18%) XSD
8 2 (18.18%) DOM
8 2 (18.18%) JMX
8 2 (18.18%) JAXB
8 2 (18.18%) SAX
8 2 (18.18%) WSDL
8 2 (18.18%) XML Schema
8 2 (18.18%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 2 (18.18%) GIS
3 1 (9.09%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) SOA
3 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
4 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) UML
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) Web Design
5 2 (18.18%) EAI
5 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (18.18%) Build Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) CA