Period
to 19 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 154 100
Rank change year-on-year +6 -54 +33
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 200 256 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.00% 2.19% 3.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.98% 5.73% 6.98%
Number of salaries quoted 174 228 347
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £34,100
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 4,014 4,466 5,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.05% 38.19% 44.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3,239 3,743 4,853
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the North West

SOAP
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOAP in the North West.

Salary trend for SOAP in the North West

SOAP
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Salary histogram for SOAP in the North West

SOAP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Cheshire +49 104 £42,500 -10.53% 9
Manchester -26 81 £48,000 -1.03% 15
Lancashire -2 10 £36,000 +2.86% 5
Merseyside -24 4 £55,000 +35.80% 6
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 165 (82.50%) REST
2 116 (58.00%) C#
3 112 (56.00%) JavaScript
4 107 (53.50%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (45.50%) Web Services
6 89 (44.50%) XML
6 89 (44.50%) Java
6 89 (44.50%) SQL
7 86 (43.00%) HTML
7 86 (43.00%) .NET
8 85 (42.50%) Scrum
9 82 (41.00%) Test Automation
10 58 (29.00%) QA
10 58 (29.00%) BDD
11 56 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
12 51 (25.50%) MVC
13 50 (25.00%) CSS
14 49 (24.50%) JSON
15 48 (24.00%) Hudson
15 48 (24.00%) Jenkins
16 47 (23.50%) AngularJS
17 43 (21.50%) Selenium
18 41 (20.50%) SQL Server
18 41 (20.50%) JUnit
19 40 (20.00%) TDD
20 37 (18.50%) Git (software)
21 35 (17.50%) Spring
21 35 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
22 32 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
22 32 (16.00%) Shell Script

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 18 (9.00%) Umbraco
2 14 (7.00%) CMS
3 7 (3.50%) WordPress
4 6 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.00%) Drupal
6 2 (1.00%) nginx
7 1 (0.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) SAP Business One
2 3 (1.50%) Elite 3E
2 3 (1.50%) Magento
2 3 (1.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.00%) GitHub
2 15 (7.50%) Azure
3 11 (5.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 11 (5.50%) AWS
4 6 (3.00%) Serverless
5 2 (1.00%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (1.00%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.00%) SaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.50%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.50%) HTTP
2 5 (2.50%) DNS
2 5 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.00%) SSH
4 2 (1.00%) LAN
4 2 (1.00%) SSL
4 2 (1.00%) WAN
5 1 (0.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.50%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.50%) MySQL
3 15 (7.50%) NoSQL
4 13 (6.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (5.50%) Redis
6 5 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.00%) CouchDB
7 4 (2.00%) Neo4j
7 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.00%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.00%) Power BI
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon Athena
10 1 (0.50%) Big Data
10 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.50%) Siebel EIM
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 48 (24.00%) Hudson
1 48 (24.00%) Jenkins
2 43 (21.50%) Selenium
3 41 (20.50%) JUnit
4 37 (18.50%) Git (software)
5 32 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (15.00%) SpecFlow
6 30 (15.00%) WebDriver
7 28 (14.00%) Maven
7 28 (14.00%) TestNG
8 25 (12.50%) JIRA
9 22 (11.00%) Bitbucket
10 21 (10.50%) NUnit
10 21 (10.50%) Visual Studio Team System
11 20 (10.00%) Cucumber
12 18 (9.00%) SoapUI
13 11 (5.50%) Appium
14 10 (5.00%) Visual Studio
15 4 (2.00%) Grunt
16 3 (1.50%) JMeter
General
1 30 (15.00%) Finance
2 14 (7.00%) Retail
3 4 (2.00%) Law
3 4 (2.00%) Legal
3 4 (2.00%) Marketing
4 3 (1.50%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.00%) Electronics
5 2 (1.00%) German Language
5 2 (1.00%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.00%) Polish Language
5 2 (1.00%) Russian Language
5 2 (1.00%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Billing
6 1 (0.50%) Games
6 1 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (52.00%) Developer
2 38 (19.00%) QA Engineer
3 29 (14.50%) Java Developer
4 28 (14.00%) Software Developer
5 25 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 22 (11.00%) Senior Developer
7 19 (9.50%) .NET Developer
7 19 (9.50%) Automation Engineer
8 18 (9.00%) Senior QA Engineer
9 17 (8.50%) PHP Developer
10 14 (7.00%) Software QA Engineer
11 13 (6.50%) Senior Java Developer
12 12 (6.00%) Senior Software Developer
13 10 (5.00%) Angular Developer
13 10 (5.00%) Java Software Developer
14 9 (4.50%) C# Programmer
14 9 (4.50%) Full Stack Developer
14 9 (4.50%) Senior Java Software Developer
14 9 (4.50%) Senior PHP Developer
14 9 (4.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (82.50%) REST
2 91 (45.50%) Web Services
3 89 (44.50%) XML
4 86 (43.00%) .NET
4 86 (43.00%) HTML
5 50 (25.00%) CSS
6 49 (24.50%) JSON
7 47 (23.50%) AngularJS
8 35 (17.50%) Spring
9 30 (15.00%) .NET Core
9 30 (15.00%) RESTful
10 27 (13.50%) jQuery
11 23 (11.50%) .NET Framework
11 23 (11.50%) Ajax
12 20 (10.00%) HTML5
13 19 (9.50%) Gherkin
14 18 (9.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (9.00%) Entity Framework
15 17 (8.50%) Node.js
16 15 (7.50%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.00%) PMI
2 13 (6.50%) User Experience
3 11 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.50%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.00%) NHS
7 5 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.50%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.50%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.50%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.50%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.00%) Chip and PIN
9 2 (1.00%) Contactless
9 2 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.00%) Learning Management System
9 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.50%) Windows
2 5 (2.50%) Android
3 4 (2.00%) CentOS
3 4 (2.00%) Linux
3 4 (2.00%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (53.50%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (42.50%) Scrum
3 82 (41.00%) Test Automation
4 58 (29.00%) BDD
5 56 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (25.50%) MVC
7 40 (20.00%) TDD
8 35 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (14.00%) Unit Testing
10 26 (13.00%) Software Engineering
11 23 (11.50%) Microservices
12 21 (10.50%) Integration Testing
13 20 (10.00%) SDLC
14 19 (9.50%) Defect Management
14 19 (9.50%) SOA
15 18 (9.00%) Web Development
16 17 (8.50%) DevOps
16 17 (8.50%) Line Management
17 16 (8.00%) Front End Development
17 16 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 116 (58.00%) C#
2 112 (56.00%) JavaScript
3 89 (44.50%) Java
3 89 (44.50%) SQL
4 32 (16.00%) Shell Script
5 21 (10.50%) PHP
6 18 (9.00%) Python
6 18 (9.00%) T-SQL
7 15 (7.50%) Ruby
8 13 (6.50%) Groovy
9 12 (6.00%) VBScript
10 11 (5.50%) Go
11 8 (4.00%) VB.NET
12 6 (3.00%) C++
13 5 (2.50%) C
14 4 (2.00%) Java 8
14 4 (2.00%) Scala
15 3 (1.50%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.50%) XPath
16 1 (0.50%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 14 (7.00%) ISTQB
1 14 (7.00%) PMI Certification
2 10 (5.00%) Degree
2 10 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.00%) MCTS
5 3 (1.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.00%) HND
6 2 (1.00%) ISEB
6 2 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (29.00%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) PA-DSS
2 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (11.50%) Docker
2 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 25 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.00%) Oracle
3 8 (4.00%) Sage
4 5 (2.50%) SAP
5 3 (1.50%) Intapp
5 3 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.00%) SendGrid
6 2 (1.00%) VMware
7 1 (0.50%) Curam
7 1 (0.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 1 (0.50%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.50%) IBM
7 1 (0.50%) Pega
7 1 (0.50%) Siebel
7 1 (0.50%) Zend