Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 58 95
Rank change year-on-year -23 +37 +39
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 69 139 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.89% 4.44% 2.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.29% 10.83% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 62 107 48
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £30,425 £34,000 £28,375
90th Percentile £61,125 £66,000 £80,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.88%

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 832 1,284 926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 34.80% 40.98% 40.63%
Number of salaries quoted 675 1,053 831
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 +2 28 £50,000 +12.99% 4
Warrington +2 6 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Nantwich - 6 £30,500 - 1
Knutsford -17 3 £37,500 -31.82% 1
Crewe - 3 £50,000 - 3
Northwich - 2 £45,000 - 1
Runcorn -1 1 £72,500 +20.83% 2
Wilmslow -15 1 £25,000 -54.55%
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (66.67%) .NET
3 37 (53.62%) Web Services
4 36 (52.17%) SQL
5 30 (43.48%) C#
6 29 (42.03%) REST
7 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
8 25 (36.23%) SQL Server
9 24 (34.78%) Windows
10 23 (33.33%) Java
11 22 (31.88%) TDD
12 20 (28.99%) JavaScript
12 20 (28.99%) Acceptance Criteria
13 19 (27.54%) BDD
13 19 (27.54%) XML
14 18 (26.09%) MVC
15 17 (24.64%) Finance
15 17 (24.64%) RESTful
16 16 (23.19%) T-SQL
16 16 (23.19%) PMI
16 16 (23.19%) PMI Certification
17 15 (21.74%) HTML
17 15 (21.74%) Test Automation
17 15 (21.74%) .NET Framework
17 15 (21.74%) WCF
18 14 (20.29%) Selenium
18 14 (20.29%) SoapUI
19 13 (18.84%) Team Foundation Server
19 13 (18.84%) OO
19 13 (18.84%) Visual Studio

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 3 (4.35%) Confluence
2 2 (2.90%) CMS
2 2 (2.90%) IIS
2 2 (2.90%) JBoss
2 2 (2.90%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Unified Communications
2 3 (4.35%) SMS
3 2 (2.90%) Firewall
3 2 (2.90%) HTTP
3 2 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.45%) DNS
4 1 (1.45%) FTP
4 1 (1.45%) PPP
4 1 (1.45%) SMTP
4 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.45%) VPN
4 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (36.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) MySQL
3 2 (2.90%) Blockchain
3 2 (2.90%) DB2
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Selenium
1 14 (20.29%) SoapUI
2 13 (18.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (18.84%) Visual Studio
3 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
4 8 (11.59%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.25%) JIRA
5 5 (7.25%) Rational Rose
6 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.90%) MSTest
7 2 (2.90%) NUnit
8 1 (1.45%) Xcode
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Advertising
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (59.42%) Developer
2 15 (21.74%) .NET Developer
3 11 (15.94%) Architect
4 10 (14.49%) Senior Developer
5 9 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Lead Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (11.59%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (8.70%) Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) QA Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) QA Test Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Designer
8 4 (5.80%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Junior Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (66.67%) .NET
2 37 (53.62%) Web Services
3 29 (42.03%) REST
4 19 (27.54%) XML
5 17 (24.64%) RESTful
6 15 (21.74%) .NET Framework
6 15 (21.74%) HTML
6 15 (21.74%) WCF
7 12 (17.39%) CSS
8 10 (14.49%) JSON
9 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET
9 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (10.14%) Ajax
10 7 (10.14%) jQuery
11 6 (8.70%) J2EE
11 6 (8.70%) JSP
12 5 (7.25%) AngularJS
12 5 (7.25%) Gherkin
12 5 (7.25%) Middleware
13 4 (5.80%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) PMI
2 6 (8.70%) Fintech
2 6 (8.70%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.90%) EPoS
3 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.90%) PKI
3 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.90%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.90%) User Experience
4 1 (1.45%) CESG
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (34.78%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) Unix
3 1 (1.45%) AIX
3 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) TDD
3 20 (28.99%) Acceptance Criteria
4 19 (27.54%) BDD
5 18 (26.09%) MVC
6 15 (21.74%) Test Automation
7 13 (18.84%) OO
8 11 (15.94%) Kanban
8 11 (15.94%) OOP
9 10 (14.49%) CRM
10 9 (13.04%) Scrum
11 8 (11.59%) Coaching
11 8 (11.59%) Customer Requirements
11 8 (11.59%) Line Management
11 8 (11.59%) SDLC
12 7 (10.14%) Service Delivery
12 7 (10.14%) Web Development
13 6 (8.70%) SOA
13 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
13 6 (8.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.17%) SQL
2 30 (43.48%) C#
3 23 (33.33%) Java
4 20 (28.99%) JavaScript
5 16 (23.19%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.25%) PHP
7 3 (4.35%) Java 8
8 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.45%) BeanShell
8 1 (1.45%) C++
8 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.90%) CISSP
2 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (1.45%) CCSP
3 1 (1.45%) CEH
3 1 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.45%) CISM
3 1 (1.45%) ISSAP
3 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.94%) QA
2 6 (8.70%) GDPR
3 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.45%) RACF
Vendors
1 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) Oracle
3 5 (7.25%) Casewise
3 5 (7.25%) Sybase
4 3 (4.35%) CyberArk
5 2 (2.90%) Chordiant
5 2 (2.90%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.90%) Google
6 1 (1.45%) HP
6 1 (1.45%) Nintex
6 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.45%) Sun