Period
to 20 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 6 months to 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 53 40
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13 +10
Permanent jobs citing XML 18 29 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.62% 3.19% 5.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.44% 7.97% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 19 22 42
Merseyside median annual salary £35,000 £38,702 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.57% +10.58% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,625
90th Percentile £42,500 £53,750 £42,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -15.79% +18.75% -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 242 364 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 35.28% 40.00% 38.51%
Number of salaries quoted 203 316 378
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £56,625
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing XML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for XML in Merseyside

XML
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for XML in Merseyside

XML
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 20 March 2019. 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
Liverpool -8 10 £35,000 -9.57% 9
Southport +3 2 £32,500 -38.10% 1
XML
North West

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, IT jobs citing XML 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for XML.

1 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 15 (83.33%) Linux
3 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) Python
4 8 (44.44%) Web Services
4 8 (44.44%) Unix
4 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (38.89%) PHP
5 7 (38.89%) SOAP
5 7 (38.89%) LAMP
5 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Lua
5 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
5 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
6 6 (33.33%) JIRA
6 6 (33.33%) Retail Banking
6 6 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 6 (33.33%) Banking
6 6 (33.33%) Retail
6 6 (33.33%) APACS
6 6 (33.33%) Selenium
6 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (33.33%) System Testing
6 6 (33.33%) V-Model
6 6 (33.33%) ISEB
6 6 (33.33%) JMeter

XML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 6 (33.33%) Liferay
1 6 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) nginx
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (5.56%) Kentico
3 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
1 2 (11.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 6 (33.33%) JIRA
1 6 (33.33%) JMeter
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Grunt
2 1 (5.56%) gulp
2 1 (5.56%) MSTest
2 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
1 6 (33.33%) Retail
1 6 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Python Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Systems Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Web Services
2 7 (38.89%) LAMP
2 7 (38.89%) SOAP
3 6 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 6 (33.33%) J2EE
4 4 (22.22%) Django
5 3 (16.67%) JSON
6 1 (5.56%) .NET
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.56%) CSS
6 1 (5.56%) HTML
6 1 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (33.33%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (22.22%) Debian
4 2 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
4 6 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 6 (33.33%) SDLC
4 6 (33.33%) System Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (33.33%) V-Model
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.56%) Kanban
6 1 (5.56%) TDD
6 1 (5.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) Python
3 7 (38.89%) Lua
3 7 (38.89%) PHP
4 6 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
2 6 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Nagios
1 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Splunk
2 1 (5.56%) Sitecore