Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 98 117
Rank change year-on-year +24 +19 -21
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 122 43 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.63% 2.00% 1.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.71% 4.90% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 81 36 60
Cheshire median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £88,750 £51,375
North West median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +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 1,400 878 1,087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.68% 40.89% 38.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,080 787 957
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,000 £57,500 £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 24 February 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 24 February 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 37 £50,000 +17.65% 3
Knutsford -15 33 £60,000 - 1
Warrington -3 7 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Runcorn - 6 £60,000 -
Crewe +6 4 - - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £55,000 -
SOAP
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 82 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (57.38%) Java
3 68 (55.74%) REST
4 65 (53.28%) Web Services
5 50 (40.98%) Spring
6 42 (34.43%) TDD
6 42 (34.43%) JavaScript
7 41 (33.61%) Hibernate
8 39 (31.97%) SQL
9 38 (31.15%) SDLC
10 37 (30.33%) BDD
11 34 (27.87%) Finance
12 33 (27.05%) RESTful
13 30 (24.59%) HTML
14 29 (23.77%) SQL Server
14 29 (23.77%) jQuery
15 28 (22.95%) JSON
15 28 (22.95%) XML
16 27 (22.13%) Oracle
16 27 (22.13%) MVC
17 25 (20.49%) Advertising
17 25 (20.49%) J2EE
17 25 (20.49%) DevOps
18 24 (19.67%) .NET
18 24 (19.67%) C#
18 24 (19.67%) Microsoft
18 24 (19.67%) Git (software)
18 24 (19.67%) Test Automation
19 23 (18.85%) Windows
19 23 (18.85%) Scrum

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 9 (7.38%) Confluence
2 6 (4.92%) JBoss
3 5 (4.10%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.28%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.46%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.64%) Anypoint
6 2 (1.64%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Magento
2 2 (1.64%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.82%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.46%) BrowserStack
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.82%) GitHub
3 1 (0.82%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.66%) HTTP
2 11 (9.02%) Internet
3 6 (4.92%) IPsec
3 6 (4.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.77%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.84%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.74%) DB2
4 6 (4.92%) MySQL
5 5 (4.10%) Big Data
5 5 (4.10%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.10%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.10%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.46%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.64%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (19.67%) Git (software)
2 22 (18.03%) Jenkins
3 17 (13.93%) Selenium
4 16 (13.11%) JUnit
5 15 (12.30%) Maven
6 14 (11.48%) Bitbucket
7 13 (10.66%) Cucumber
7 13 (10.66%) JIRA
8 11 (9.02%) Xcode
9 10 (8.20%) Gradle
9 10 (8.20%) SoapUI
10 8 (6.56%) Ant
10 8 (6.56%) WebDriver
11 7 (5.74%) Jasmine
11 7 (5.74%) Mockito
12 5 (4.10%) Eclipse
12 5 (4.10%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (4.10%) SpecFlow
12 5 (4.10%) TestNG
13 4 (3.28%) Mercurial
General
1 34 (27.87%) Finance
2 25 (20.49%) Advertising
3 19 (15.57%) Banking
4 7 (5.74%) Law
5 5 (4.10%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.28%) Retail
7 2 (1.64%) Automotive
7 2 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.64%) Games
8 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (57.38%) Developer
2 38 (31.15%) Java Developer
3 19 (15.57%) .NET Developer
4 15 (12.30%) C# Developer
5 13 (10.66%) Architect
5 13 (10.66%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (9.84%) Lead Developer
6 12 (9.84%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.38%) Software Developer
8 8 (6.56%) Technical Leader
9 7 (5.74%) Applications Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) Lead Java Developer
10 6 (4.92%) Security Architect
10 6 (4.92%) Technical Developer
11 5 (4.10%) Applications Support
11 5 (4.10%) Java Software Developer
11 5 (4.10%) Senior Java Developer
11 5 (4.10%) Senior Tester
11 5 (4.10%) Software Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (55.74%) REST
2 65 (53.28%) Web Services
3 50 (40.98%) Spring
4 41 (33.61%) Hibernate
5 33 (27.05%) RESTful
6 30 (24.59%) HTML
7 29 (23.77%) jQuery
8 28 (22.95%) JSON
8 28 (22.95%) XML
9 25 (20.49%) J2EE
10 24 (19.67%) .NET
11 19 (15.57%) Spring MVC
12 16 (13.11%) AngularJS
13 15 (12.30%) CSS
14 13 (10.66%) Java EE
15 12 (9.84%) Cocoa
15 12 (9.84%) JSP
15 12 (9.84%) Servlets
16 11 (9.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 10 (8.20%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) User Experience
2 11 (9.02%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (7.38%) Mobile App
5 8 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.74%) RIA
7 6 (4.92%) CESG
7 6 (4.92%) PKI
7 6 (4.92%) Smart Meter
8 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
9 4 (3.28%) Fintech
10 2 (1.64%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.64%) iPhone
10 2 (1.64%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.82%) Life Science
11 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.82%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.85%) Windows
2 16 (13.11%) Linux
3 15 (12.30%) Apple iOS
4 14 (11.48%) Unix
5 5 (4.10%) Android
6 3 (2.46%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.64%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.64%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.82%) AIX
8 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (34.43%) TDD
3 38 (31.15%) SDLC
4 37 (30.33%) BDD
5 27 (22.13%) MVC
6 25 (20.49%) DevOps
7 24 (19.67%) Test Automation
8 23 (18.85%) Scrum
9 21 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (15.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (12.30%) Collaborative Working
11 15 (12.30%) OO
11 15 (12.30%) Unit Testing
12 14 (11.48%) Software Engineering
13 13 (10.66%) Acceptance Criteria
13 13 (10.66%) Secure Coding
14 11 (9.02%) Coaching
14 11 (9.02%) Risk Management
14 11 (9.02%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 70 (57.38%) Java
2 42 (34.43%) JavaScript
3 39 (31.97%) SQL
4 24 (19.67%) C#
5 18 (14.75%) PHP
6 15 (12.30%) T-SQL
7 12 (9.84%) Apple Swift
7 12 (9.84%) C++
7 12 (9.84%) Objective-C
8 5 (4.10%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.10%) Python
9 4 (3.28%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.64%) XQuery
11 1 (0.82%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.82%) Perl
11 1 (0.82%) VB
11 1 (0.82%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (9.84%) Degree
2 7 (5.74%) CISSP
3 6 (4.92%) CCIE
3 6 (4.92%) CEH
3 6 (4.92%) CESG Certified Professional
3 6 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.92%) CISM
3 6 (4.92%) GIAC
3 6 (4.92%) ISSAP
3 6 (4.92%) SSCP
4 4 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.28%) HND
4 4 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.64%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.82%) ISEB
6 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.82%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.66%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.46%) Nagios
2 3 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.82%) Puppet
3 1 (0.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (22.13%) Oracle
2 24 (19.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.20%) Google
4 5 (4.10%) IBM
5 3 (2.46%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.64%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.64%) HP
6 2 (1.64%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.64%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.64%) Zend
7 1 (0.82%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.82%) Apple
7 1 (0.82%) CA
7 1 (0.82%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.82%) Novell
7 1 (0.82%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.82%) SAP
7 1 (0.82%) Sun
7 1 (0.82%) Sybase