Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 244 195 208
Rank change year-on-year -49 +13 -20
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 1,405 1,148 2,316
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.40% 1.76% 1.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.38% 4.36% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,034 918 1,829
10th Percentile £34,000 £36,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 41,589 26,353 50,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.47% 40.43% 37.70%
Number of salaries quoted 27,714 22,285 42,305
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in England

SOAP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SOAP in England.

Salary trend for SOAP in England

SOAP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOAP in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for SOAP in England

SOAP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the England region over the 6 months to 24 July 2021. 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
London -55 487 £65,000 -3.70% 109
South East -42 323 £52,500 +5.00% 37
North of England -69 191 £45,000 -10.00% 53
South West -19 189 £47,500 -5.00% 24
Midlands -40 123 £45,000 -10.00% 43
Yorkshire -6 117 £43,000 -14.00% 17
West Midlands -37 79 £47,500 -9.52% 27
North West -92 68 £50,000 - 24
East of England -29 58 £60,000 +20.00% 12
East Midlands -36 44 £44,969 -10.06% 16
North East -27 6 £45,345 -4.54% 12
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 920 (65.48%) REST
2 673 (47.90%) Web Services
3 654 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
4 579 (41.21%) JavaScript
5 504 (35.87%) Java
6 472 (33.59%) SQL
7 454 (32.31%) C#
8 433 (30.82%) XML
9 424 (30.18%) .NET
10 392 (27.90%) HTML
11 363 (25.84%) CSS
12 349 (24.84%) SQL Server
13 345 (24.56%) JSON
14 344 (24.48%) Azure
15 331 (23.56%) Social Skills
16 328 (23.35%) Git (software)
17 315 (22.42%) AWS
18 292 (20.78%) Scrum
19 288 (20.50%) Microservices
20 282 (20.07%) DevOps
21 273 (19.43%) Test Automation
22 248 (17.65%) MySQL
22 248 (17.65%) RESTful
23 243 (17.30%) MVC
24 234 (16.65%) PHP
25 229 (16.30%) AngularJS
26 218 (15.52%) Linux
27 212 (15.09%) Jenkins
28 210 (14.95%) JIRA
28 210 (14.95%) Finance

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 77 (5.48%) Confluence
2 56 (3.99%) Tomcat
3 44 (3.13%) IIS
4 36 (2.56%) Apache
5 25 (1.78%) CMS
5 25 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (1.71%) Mule
6 24 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 23 (1.64%) JBoss
8 22 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
9 21 (1.49%) WordPress
10 20 (1.42%) Mule ESB
11 17 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
11 17 (1.21%) WebSphere
12 16 (1.14%) Red Hat Fuse
13 14 (1.00%) Umbraco
14 12 (0.85%) EPiServer
14 12 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
14 12 (0.85%) Sitefinity
15 11 (0.78%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 19 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.71%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.43%) Sketch
6 4 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.14%) InVision
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.071%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (2.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 28 (1.99%) Payment Gateway
3 17 (1.21%) SAP Business One
4 13 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.71%) Magento
6 6 (0.43%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.36%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.28%) Shopify
9 3 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 2 (0.14%) Maximo
10 2 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.14%) Relativity
10 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.14%) StreamServe
10 2 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 344 (24.48%) Azure
2 315 (22.42%) AWS
3 142 (10.11%) SaaS
4 78 (5.55%) GitHub
5 62 (4.41%) Azure Service Bus
6 53 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
7 51 (3.63%) PaaS
8 49 (3.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 49 (3.49%) Serverless
9 46 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
10 44 (3.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 42 (2.99%) GCP
12 36 (2.56%) Power Platform
13 33 (2.35%) IaaS
14 30 (2.14%) Amazon SQS
15 28 (1.99%) Azure Service Fabric
16 24 (1.71%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 22 (1.57%) Azure App Service
17 22 (1.57%) Azure Storage
18 21 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 77 (5.48%) HTTP
2 58 (4.13%) SSL
3 57 (4.06%) Internet
4 46 (3.27%) VPN
5 38 (2.70%) Firewall
6 21 (1.49%) DNS
7 18 (1.28%) TCP/IP
8 15 (1.07%) SMTP
9 11 (0.78%) Network Security
10 10 (0.71%) SSH
11 8 (0.57%) SMS
12 7 (0.50%) FTP
12 7 (0.50%) LAN
12 7 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (0.43%) DHCP
13 6 (0.43%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.43%) WAN
14 5 (0.36%) PBX
15 4 (0.28%) 5G
15 4 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (24.84%) SQL Server
2 248 (17.65%) MySQL
3 155 (11.03%) Relational Database
4 125 (8.90%) PostgreSQL
5 98 (6.98%) NoSQL
6 89 (6.33%) MongoDB
7 56 (3.99%) MariaDB
8 54 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
10 32 (2.28%) Big Data
10 32 (2.28%) Oracle Database
11 24 (1.71%) Data Lake
11 24 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (1.71%) Power BI
12 23 (1.64%) RDBMS
13 21 (1.49%) Redis
14 18 (1.28%) DB2
14 18 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (0.93%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 328 (23.35%) Git (software)
2 212 (15.09%) Jenkins
3 210 (14.95%) JIRA
4 141 (10.04%) Selenium
5 128 (9.11%) Maven
6 111 (7.90%) JUnit
7 94 (6.69%) SoapUI
8 93 (6.62%) Cucumber
9 85 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 71 (5.05%) Mockito
11 52 (3.70%) Visual Studio
12 46 (3.27%) Postman
13 44 (3.13%) DbUnit
13 44 (3.13%) jMock
14 43 (3.06%) SonarQube
15 37 (2.63%) TeamCity
16 35 (2.49%) WebDriver
17 33 (2.35%) Gradle
18 32 (2.28%) JMeter
18 32 (2.28%) PHPUnit
General
1 331 (23.56%) Social Skills
2 210 (14.95%) Finance
3 101 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (6.33%) Public Sector
5 85 (6.05%) Marketing
6 60 (4.27%) Retail
7 50 (3.56%) Influencing Skills
8 49 (3.49%) Telecoms
9 46 (3.27%) Banking
9 46 (3.27%) Presentation Skills
10 38 (2.70%) Legal
10 38 (2.70%) Manufacturing
10 38 (2.70%) Organisational Skills
11 25 (1.78%) Law
11 25 (1.78%) Wearables
12 23 (1.64%) Electronics
12 23 (1.64%) Games
13 14 (1.00%) Back Office
14 13 (0.93%) Automotive
15 8 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 869 (61.85%) Developer
2 270 (19.22%) Senior Developer
3 164 (11.67%) Java Developer
4 125 (8.90%) .NET Developer
5 120 (8.54%) C# Developer
6 119 (8.47%) PHP Developer
7 109 (7.76%) Software Developer
8 107 (7.62%) Software Engineer
9 92 (6.55%) Full Stack Developer
10 87 (6.19%) Architect
11 63 (4.48%) Senior PHP Developer
12 62 (4.41%) Salesforce Developer
13 59 (4.20%) Consultant
14 55 (3.91%) Senior C# Developer
15 49 (3.49%) Senior Java Developer
16 48 (3.42%) Lead Developer
17 47 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
18 46 (3.27%) Analyst
19 42 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
20 39 (2.78%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 920 (65.48%) REST
2 673 (47.90%) Web Services
3 433 (30.82%) XML
4 424 (30.18%) .NET
5 392 (27.90%) HTML
6 363 (25.84%) CSS
7 345 (24.56%) JSON
8 248 (17.65%) RESTful
9 229 (16.30%) AngularJS
10 189 (13.45%) jQuery
11 184 (13.10%) Spring
12 179 (12.74%) React
13 163 (11.60%) ASP.NET
14 129 (9.18%) WCF
15 128 (9.11%) Node.js
16 113 (8.04%) .NET Framework
17 109 (7.76%) .NET Core
18 92 (6.55%) ASP.NET MVC
19 90 (6.41%) ASP.NET Web API
20 87 (6.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 97 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 81 (5.77%) User Experience
3 76 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 49 (3.49%) NHS
5 38 (2.70%) Legacy Systems
6 25 (1.78%) PKI
7 22 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.42%) CMDB
9 20 (1.42%) N-Tier
10 19 (1.35%) Cloud Native
10 19 (1.35%) Virtual Team
11 18 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (1.14%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.00%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.85%) Blog
15 11 (0.78%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.64%) Housing Association
17 8 (0.57%) IVR
17 8 (0.57%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 218 (15.52%) Linux
2 96 (6.83%) Windows
3 67 (4.77%) Unix
4 25 (1.78%) Android
5 22 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.49%) VMS
7 15 (1.07%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.36%) Mesosphere
9 5 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.36%) Solaris
10 4 (0.28%) SUSE
10 4 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.21%) CentOS
11 3 (0.21%) Fedora
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.071%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 654 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (20.78%) Scrum
3 288 (20.50%) Microservices
4 282 (20.07%) DevOps
5 273 (19.43%) Test Automation
6 243 (17.30%) MVC
7 207 (14.73%) Software Engineering
8 204 (14.52%) OO
9 192 (13.67%) TDD
10 169 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
11 165 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
12 158 (11.25%) OOP
13 148 (10.53%) SOA
14 146 (10.39%) BDD
15 116 (8.26%) Web Development
16 115 (8.19%) Open Source
17 109 (7.76%) SDLC
18 99 (7.05%) CRM
19 93 (6.62%) Mentoring
19 93 (6.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 579 (41.21%) JavaScript
2 504 (35.87%) Java
3 472 (33.59%) SQL
4 454 (32.31%) C#
5 234 (16.65%) PHP
6 145 (10.32%) Python
7 99 (7.05%) T-SQL
8 68 (4.84%) Apex Code
9 63 (4.48%) C++
10 59 (4.20%) Bash Shell
11 53 (3.77%) Java 8
11 53 (3.77%) PL/SQL
11 53 (3.77%) VB.NET
12 42 (2.99%) TypeScript
13 37 (2.63%) PHP 7
14 36 (2.56%) PowerShell
15 29 (2.06%) XPath
16 22 (1.57%) Perl
16 22 (1.57%) Ruby
17 21 (1.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 136 (9.68%) Degree
2 55 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 18 (1.28%) ISEB
7 16 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (0.64%) CISA
10 8 (0.57%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.57%) PhD
11 6 (0.43%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.36%) CEH
12 5 (0.36%) GIAC
12 5 (0.36%) OSCE
12 5 (0.36%) OSCP
13 4 (0.28%) CITP
13 4 (0.28%) ISSAP
13 4 (0.28%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (10.04%) QA
2 28 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.85%) Accessibility
4 10 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.64%) NIST
6 8 (0.57%) GDPR
7 6 (0.43%) GRC
7 6 (0.43%) HL7
8 5 (0.36%) SLA
9 4 (0.28%) COBIT
9 4 (0.28%) WAI
9 4 (0.28%) WCAG
10 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.21%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.14%) CDISC
11 2 (0.14%) GxP
11 2 (0.14%) SOC 2
12 1 (0.071%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.071%) NCSC
12 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 181 (12.88%) Docker
2 25 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.28%) Postfix
4 11 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.57%) HDFS
7 7 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.21%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.21%) vSphere
10 1 (0.071%) KVM
Systems Management
1 132 (9.40%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.92%) Puppet
3 23 (1.64%) Ansible
4 22 (1.57%) Terraform
5 20 (1.42%) HP UCMDB
6 19 (1.35%) Kibana
7 11 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (0.57%) FlexNet
9 8 (0.57%) Grafana
10 7 (0.50%) CloudHub
10 7 (0.50%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.43%) logstash
11 6 (0.43%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.36%) Automic
12 5 (0.36%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.36%) HP Fortify
12 5 (0.36%) WebInspect
13 4 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.14%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 201 (14.31%) Microsoft
2 144 (10.25%) Oracle
3 95 (6.76%) Salesforce.com
4 57 (4.06%) ServiceNow
5 53 (3.77%) SAP
6 51 (3.63%) IBM
7 35 (2.49%) Atlassian
7 35 (2.49%) HP
8 31 (2.21%) ANSYS
8 31 (2.21%) Bloomberg
8 31 (2.21%) Remedy
9 29 (2.06%) BMC
9 29 (2.06%) MuleSoft
10 26 (1.85%) Google
11 21 (1.49%) Splunk
12 20 (1.42%) Adobe
12 20 (1.42%) Pega
13 17 (1.21%) Sage
14 15 (1.07%) AppDynamics
15 14 (1.00%) Red Hat