Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 248 209 201
Rank change year-on-year -39 -8 -15
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 1,077 1,506 2,395
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.70% 1.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.32% 4.32% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 843 1,221 1,845
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -

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 32,400 34,829 51,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.54% 39.25% 38.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24,910 29,178 42,755
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +1.85% +8.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 16 May 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 16 May 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 -48 382 £65,000 - 83
South East -38 242 £52,500 +5.00% 44
North of England -70 144 £43,000 -4.44% 53
South West -16 133 £47,500 - 26
Midlands -34 83 £47,500 -5.00% 26
Yorkshire -26 78 £43,000 -9.47% 25
North West -33 62 £48,750 +8.33% 25
East of England +18 59 £62,250 +18.57% 18
West Midlands -32 58 £47,500 -9.52% 20
East Midlands -1 25 £40,000 -11.11% 6
North East -27 4 £45,345 +20.92% 3
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 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.

1 708 (65.74%) REST
2 491 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
3 481 (44.66%) Web Services
4 415 (38.53%) JavaScript
5 403 (37.42%) Java
6 362 (33.61%) C#
7 356 (33.05%) SQL
8 348 (32.31%) XML
9 313 (29.06%) .NET
10 291 (27.02%) HTML
11 268 (24.88%) CSS
11 268 (24.88%) JSON
12 266 (24.70%) Git (software)
13 263 (24.42%) Azure
14 250 (23.21%) SQL Server
14 250 (23.21%) Social Skills
15 227 (21.08%) DevOps
16 209 (19.41%) AWS
17 207 (19.22%) Test Automation
18 200 (18.57%) AngularJS
19 197 (18.29%) Linux
20 189 (17.55%) MVC
21 187 (17.36%) Microservices
22 186 (17.27%) MySQL
23 181 (16.81%) Scrum
24 163 (15.13%) RESTful
25 160 (14.86%) Spring
26 158 (14.67%) PHP
26 158 (14.67%) Microsoft
27 151 (14.02%) TDD

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 58 (5.39%) Tomcat
2 47 (4.36%) Confluence
3 37 (3.44%) Apache
4 35 (3.25%) IIS
5 34 (3.16%) JBoss
6 28 (2.60%) Red Hat Fuse
7 24 (2.23%) Mule
8 22 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (1.95%) Mule ESB
9 21 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 18 (1.67%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (1.49%) CMS
12 15 (1.39%) WebLogic
13 12 (1.11%) EPiServer
13 12 (1.11%) WordPress
14 11 (1.02%) nginx
15 10 (0.93%) Umbraco
16 9 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
16 9 (0.84%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 19 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.11%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.37%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.37%) Gliffy
5 4 (0.37%) Sketch
6 3 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.093%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 25 (2.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (1.21%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.56%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.56%) Magento
5 5 (0.46%) SAP Business One
5 5 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.37%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.19%) Shopify
9 1 (0.093%) Maximo
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.093%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.093%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 263 (24.42%) Azure
2 209 (19.41%) AWS
3 73 (6.78%) SaaS
4 44 (4.09%) GitHub
5 40 (3.71%) GCP
6 38 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
7 37 (3.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 37 (3.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 32 (2.97%) Power Platform
9 25 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (2.32%) Serverless
10 22 (2.04%) Azure Service Bus
11 20 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (1.67%) PowerApps
13 16 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 16 (1.49%) npm
13 16 (1.49%) PaaS
14 15 (1.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 15 (1.39%) Azure Service Fabric
14 15 (1.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.64%) HTTP
2 40 (3.71%) SSL
3 28 (2.60%) Internet
4 26 (2.41%) VPN
5 14 (1.30%) Firewall
5 14 (1.30%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.11%) SSH
7 8 (0.74%) SMTP
8 6 (0.56%) LAN
8 6 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (0.46%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.46%) FTP
9 5 (0.46%) Network Security
9 5 (0.46%) SMS
9 5 (0.46%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.37%) DHCP
10 4 (0.37%) Intranet
10 4 (0.37%) PBX
11 3 (0.28%) SNMP
11 3 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 186 (17.27%) MySQL
3 87 (8.08%) Relational Database
4 85 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
5 77 (7.15%) MongoDB
6 65 (6.04%) NoSQL
7 43 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (2.23%) MariaDB
10 22 (2.04%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (1.86%) Power BI
12 19 (1.76%) Big Data
13 18 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 15 (1.39%) Data Lake
14 15 (1.39%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.39%) Redis
15 14 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 266 (24.70%) Git (software)
2 144 (13.37%) Jenkins
3 140 (13.00%) JIRA
4 122 (11.33%) Selenium
5 115 (10.68%) Maven
6 103 (9.56%) JUnit
7 77 (7.15%) Cucumber
8 76 (7.06%) SoapUI
9 58 (5.39%) Mockito
10 44 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 43 (3.99%) Visual Studio
12 39 (3.62%) SonarQube
13 38 (3.53%) DbUnit
13 38 (3.53%) jMock
14 35 (3.25%) IntelliJ
14 35 (3.25%) WebDriver
15 34 (3.16%) Gradle
15 34 (3.16%) Postman
16 29 (2.69%) TeamCity
17 28 (2.60%) JMeter
General
1 250 (23.21%) Social Skills
2 137 (12.72%) Finance
3 84 (7.80%) Public Sector
4 78 (7.24%) Marketing
5 60 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (4.27%) Telecoms
7 41 (3.81%) Banking
8 36 (3.34%) Influencing Skills
9 35 (3.25%) Presentation Skills
10 33 (3.06%) Retail
11 32 (2.97%) Manufacturing
12 27 (2.51%) Legal
13 26 (2.41%) Electronics
14 23 (2.14%) Wearables
15 19 (1.76%) Law
16 15 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
17 12 (1.11%) Games
18 10 (0.93%) Advertising
18 10 (0.93%) Automotive
19 9 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 691 (64.16%) Developer
2 220 (20.43%) Senior Developer
3 139 (12.91%) Java Developer
4 95 (8.82%) .NET Developer
5 94 (8.73%) C# Developer
6 80 (7.43%) PHP Developer
7 75 (6.96%) Software Developer
8 74 (6.87%) Architect
9 60 (5.57%) Full Stack Developer
10 57 (5.29%) Salesforce Developer
11 48 (4.46%) Software Engineer
12 45 (4.18%) Senior PHP Developer
13 44 (4.09%) Senior C# Developer
13 44 (4.09%) Senior Java Developer
14 42 (3.90%) Analyst
15 41 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
16 40 (3.71%) C# .NET Developer
17 37 (3.44%) Junior
18 36 (3.34%) Java Engineer
19 35 (3.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 708 (65.74%) REST
2 481 (44.66%) Web Services
3 348 (32.31%) XML
4 313 (29.06%) .NET
5 291 (27.02%) HTML
6 268 (24.88%) CSS
6 268 (24.88%) JSON
7 200 (18.57%) AngularJS
8 163 (15.13%) RESTful
9 160 (14.86%) Spring
10 132 (12.26%) jQuery
11 115 (10.68%) ASP.NET
12 104 (9.66%) React
13 85 (7.89%) WCF
14 76 (7.06%) .NET Framework
15 75 (6.96%) Node.js
16 71 (6.59%) XSLT
17 70 (6.50%) ASP.NET MVC
18 66 (6.13%) ASP.NET Web API
19 65 (6.04%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 64 (5.94%) Enterprise Software
2 58 (5.39%) Mobile App
3 46 (4.27%) NHS
4 43 (3.99%) User Experience
5 30 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
7 21 (1.95%) N-Tier
8 18 (1.67%) CMDB
9 17 (1.58%) PKI
10 14 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (1.11%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.11%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.02%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.74%) Blog
13 8 (0.74%) Cloud Native
14 6 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.56%) Housing Association
14 6 (0.56%) Internet of Things
14 6 (0.56%) IVR
15 5 (0.46%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 197 (18.29%) Linux
2 79 (7.34%) Windows
3 51 (4.74%) Unix
4 26 (2.41%) Android
5 22 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.30%) Ubuntu
7 11 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.37%) SUSE
9 4 (0.37%) VMS
9 4 (0.37%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.19%) AIX
11 2 (0.19%) CentOS
11 2 (0.19%) Solaris
12 1 (0.093%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.093%) Fedora
12 1 (0.093%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (21.08%) DevOps
3 207 (19.22%) Test Automation
4 189 (17.55%) MVC
5 187 (17.36%) Microservices
6 181 (16.81%) Scrum
7 151 (14.02%) TDD
8 142 (13.18%) Software Engineering
9 137 (12.72%) OO
10 133 (12.35%) OOP
11 123 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
11 123 (11.42%) SOA
12 120 (11.14%) BDD
13 113 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
14 94 (8.73%) Web Development
15 82 (7.61%) Open Source
16 78 (7.24%) CRM
17 74 (6.87%) SDLC
18 73 (6.78%) Mentoring
19 64 (5.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 415 (38.53%) JavaScript
2 403 (37.42%) Java
3 362 (33.61%) C#
4 356 (33.05%) SQL
5 158 (14.67%) PHP
6 125 (11.61%) Python
7 78 (7.24%) T-SQL
8 64 (5.94%) Apex Code
9 52 (4.83%) Java 8
10 46 (4.27%) C++
11 45 (4.18%) Bash Shell
12 44 (4.09%) VB.NET
13 37 (3.44%) PL/SQL
14 28 (2.60%) Perl
14 28 (2.60%) PHP 7
15 26 (2.41%) PowerShell
15 26 (2.41%) SOQL
16 24 (2.23%) TypeScript
17 21 (1.95%) C
17 21 (1.95%) Go
Qualifications
1 98 (9.10%) Degree
2 44 (4.09%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.62%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.23%) ISTQB
5 19 (1.76%) ISEB
6 12 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (0.74%) DBS Check
7 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.74%) PhD
8 7 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.46%) ACCA
9 5 (0.46%) CIMA
10 4 (0.37%) CISA
10 4 (0.37%) CISM
10 4 (0.37%) CISSP
10 4 (0.37%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.37%) ISSAP
10 4 (0.37%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (11.51%) QA
2 12 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.65%) HL7
5 5 (0.46%) GRC
6 4 (0.37%) COBIT
6 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.37%) NIST
6 4 (0.37%) WAI
6 4 (0.37%) WCAG
7 2 (0.19%) GDPR
7 2 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.19%) NCSC
7 2 (0.19%) SLA
7 2 (0.19%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 109 (10.12%) Docker
2 11 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.74%) Postfix
5 5 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.28%) HDFS
6 3 (0.28%) vSphere
7 1 (0.093%) KVM
7 1 (0.093%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 75 (6.96%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.41%) Puppet
3 18 (1.67%) HP UCMDB
4 17 (1.58%) Ansible
5 15 (1.39%) Kibana
6 12 (1.11%) Terraform
6 12 (1.11%) ZABBIX
7 8 (0.74%) FlexNet
8 4 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.37%) Grafana
9 3 (0.28%) CloudHub
9 3 (0.28%) logstash
10 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.19%) WMI
11 1 (0.093%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.093%) Mesos
11 1 (0.093%) Nagios
11 1 (0.093%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.093%) SCCM
Vendors
1 158 (14.67%) Microsoft
2 114 (10.58%) Oracle
3 85 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
4 56 (5.20%) ServiceNow
5 43 (3.99%) SAP
6 42 (3.90%) IBM
7 31 (2.88%) ANSYS
7 31 (2.88%) Bloomberg
8 28 (2.60%) Remedy
9 27 (2.51%) BMC
10 26 (2.41%) HP
11 23 (2.14%) Google
12 20 (1.86%) Red Hat
13 18 (1.67%) Adobe
13 18 (1.67%) MuleSoft
14 15 (1.39%) Atlassian
15 14 (1.30%) VMware
16 13 (1.21%) AppDynamics
17 9 (0.84%) Sitecore
18 8 (0.74%) Guidewire