Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SOAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SOAP over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 92 126
Rank change year-on-year +31 +34 -39
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 131 57 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.26% 2.52% 1.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.51% 6.05% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 102 62 50
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,900 £33,750
90th Percentile £64,625 £60,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +6.67%

SOAP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1246 942 1289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 40.56% 41.59% 39.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1023 855 1119
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £24,700 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in Cheshire

SOAP
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOAP in Cheshire.

Salary trend for SOAP in Cheshire

SOAP
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SOAP in Cheshire

SOAP
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +6 39 £44,250 +4.12% 2
Knutsford -6 38 £55,000 -29.03% 5
Warrington +2 12 £45,000 -21.74% 3
Runcorn 0 6 £60,000 +33.33%
Wilmslow +9 1 £55,000 +10.00%
Crewe -4 1 £42,500 +6.25%
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing SOAP 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 96 (73.28%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (58.78%) Web Services
3 62 (47.33%) Java
4 61 (46.56%) REST
5 52 (39.69%) JavaScript
6 51 (38.93%) SQL
6 51 (38.93%) TDD
7 44 (33.59%) Test Automation
8 43 (32.82%) SQL Server
9 42 (32.06%) HTML
10 40 (30.53%) jQuery
10 40 (30.53%) SDLC
11 39 (29.77%) BDD
12 37 (28.24%) C#
12 37 (28.24%) MVC
13 36 (27.48%) Finance
14 35 (26.72%) RESTful
15 34 (25.95%) Spring
15 34 (25.95%) .NET
16 33 (25.19%) XML
16 33 (25.19%) Microsoft
17 32 (24.43%) Hibernate
18 31 (23.66%) Windows
19 29 (22.14%) CSS
19 29 (22.14%) Scrum
20 26 (19.85%) JIRA
20 26 (19.85%) Git (software)
20 26 (19.85%) Jenkins
21 24 (18.32%) Bitbucket
22 23 (17.56%) HTTP

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 18 (13.74%) Confluence
2 5 (3.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.29%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.53%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.53%) JBoss
4 2 (1.53%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.76%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.76%) CMS
5 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Magento
2 1 (0.76%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.29%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.76%) GitHub
3 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.56%) HTTP
2 18 (13.74%) Internet
3 10 (7.63%) LDAP
4 6 (4.58%) IPsec
4 6 (4.58%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.58%) Wireless
5 1 (0.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (32.82%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.45%) DB2
3 11 (8.40%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.82%) Big Data
5 3 (2.29%) MySQL
6 2 (1.53%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.53%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (19.85%) Git (software)
1 26 (19.85%) Jenkins
1 26 (19.85%) JIRA
2 24 (18.32%) Bitbucket
3 21 (16.03%) SoapUI
4 19 (14.50%) Selenium
5 17 (12.98%) Cucumber
6 16 (12.21%) Gradle
7 13 (9.92%) Jasmine
7 13 (9.92%) WebDriver
8 11 (8.40%) Visual Studio
9 9 (6.87%) SpecFlow
9 9 (6.87%) Xcode
10 7 (5.34%) SonarQube
10 7 (5.34%) Subversion
11 6 (4.58%) JUnit
11 6 (4.58%) Maven
12 5 (3.82%) Lombardi
12 5 (3.82%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (3.05%) Ant
General
1 36 (27.48%) Finance
2 21 (16.03%) Banking
3 14 (10.69%) Advertising
4 5 (3.82%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.29%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.29%) Law
6 3 (2.29%) Retail
7 2 (1.53%) Automotive
8 1 (0.76%) Back Office
8 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (48.85%) Developer
2 24 (18.32%) .NET Developer
2 24 (18.32%) Java Developer
3 15 (11.45%) C# Developer
4 13 (9.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (8.40%) Architect
5 11 (8.40%) Software Developer
6 9 (6.87%) Lead Developer
6 9 (6.87%) Senior Tester
6 9 (6.87%) Tester
7 8 (6.11%) Analyst
7 8 (6.11%) Automation Tester
7 8 (6.11%) Lead Tester
7 8 (6.11%) Senior Automation Tester
7 8 (6.11%) Technical Leader
8 7 (5.34%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.34%) Java Software Developer
8 7 (5.34%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) Security Architect
9 6 (4.58%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (58.78%) Web Services
2 61 (46.56%) REST
3 42 (32.06%) HTML
4 40 (30.53%) jQuery
5 35 (26.72%) RESTful
6 34 (25.95%) .NET
6 34 (25.95%) Spring
7 33 (25.19%) XML
8 32 (24.43%) Hibernate
9 29 (22.14%) CSS
10 22 (16.79%) JSON
11 18 (13.74%) HTML5
12 17 (12.98%) AngularJS
12 17 (12.98%) J2EE
13 16 (12.21%) JSP
13 16 (12.21%) Servlets
14 14 (10.69%) CSS3
14 14 (10.69%) EJB
14 14 (10.69%) Spring MVC
15 12 (9.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.98%) User Experience
2 12 (9.16%) N-Tier
3 10 (7.63%) Mobile App
3 10 (7.63%) RIA
4 9 (6.87%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.58%) CESG
5 6 (4.58%) Mobile Computing
5 6 (4.58%) PKI
5 6 (4.58%) Smart Meter
6 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.05%) Life Science
7 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.53%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.53%) iPhone
8 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.76%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.76%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.76%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.66%) Windows
2 21 (16.03%) Linux
3 15 (11.45%) Unix
4 14 (10.69%) Apple iOS
5 7 (5.34%) Android
5 7 (5.34%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.29%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (73.28%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (38.93%) TDD
3 44 (33.59%) Test Automation
4 40 (30.53%) SDLC
5 39 (29.77%) BDD
6 37 (28.24%) MVC
7 29 (22.14%) Scrum
8 20 (15.27%) OO
9 19 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (14.50%) DevOps
10 18 (13.74%) MVVM
11 16 (12.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (10.69%) Open Source
12 14 (10.69%) Waterfall
13 13 (9.92%) Software Engineering
13 13 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (7.63%) Unit Testing
14 10 (7.63%) Web Development
15 9 (6.87%) Investment Management
15 9 (6.87%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (47.33%) Java
2 52 (39.69%) JavaScript
3 51 (38.93%) SQL
4 37 (28.24%) C#
5 17 (12.98%) C++
6 16 (12.21%) T-SQL
7 11 (8.40%) PHP
8 10 (7.63%) Apple Swift
8 10 (7.63%) Objective-C
9 9 (6.87%) C
9 9 (6.87%) Python
10 7 (5.34%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.29%) XAML
12 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.53%) VB
13 1 (0.76%) Perl
13 1 (0.76%) Ruby
13 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.58%) CCIE
1 6 (4.58%) CEH
1 6 (4.58%) CESG Certified Professional
1 6 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (4.58%) CISM
1 6 (4.58%) CISSP
1 6 (4.58%) GIAC
1 6 (4.58%) ISSAP
1 6 (4.58%) SSCP
2 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) ISEB
4 2 (1.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.82%) Nagios
2 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.76%) Puppet
3 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (25.19%) Microsoft
2 21 (16.03%) Oracle
3 8 (6.11%) Google
4 7 (5.34%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (3.82%) IBM
6 3 (2.29%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.76%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.76%) Apple
7 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.76%) CA
7 1 (0.76%) HP
7 1 (0.76%) MuleSoft