Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 100 128
Rank change year-on-year -49 +28 0
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 253 411 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.18% 3.12% 2.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.72% 7.04% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 225 350 258
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £29,638
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £58,750
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 4,421 5,836 5,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.16% 44.35% 41.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3,700 4,855 4,539
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 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
Manchester -31 143 £48,000 -4.00% 34
Cheshire -23 68 £47,500 +5.56% 14
Merseyside +3 38 £40,500 -19.00% 10
Lancashire -7 5 £35,000 -13.04% 4
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 North West region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 167 (66.01%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (55.73%) .NET
3 131 (51.78%) Web Services
4 112 (44.27%) C#
5 110 (43.48%) XML
6 109 (43.08%) SQL
7 104 (41.11%) Java
7 104 (41.11%) JavaScript
8 102 (40.32%) REST
9 88 (34.78%) RESTful
10 82 (32.41%) HTML
11 70 (27.67%) CSS
11 70 (27.67%) Finance
12 68 (26.88%) SQL Server
12 68 (26.88%) Microsoft
13 64 (25.30%) Scrum
14 62 (24.51%) TDD
15 61 (24.11%) Test Automation
15 61 (24.11%) WCF
16 59 (23.32%) ASP.NET
17 58 (22.92%) Selenium
18 57 (22.53%) JSON
18 57 (22.53%) Software Engineering
19 56 (22.13%) jQuery
20 55 (21.74%) OO
21 53 (20.95%) MVC
22 52 (20.55%) Windows
23 50 (19.76%) JIRA
24 49 (19.37%) T-SQL
25 42 (16.60%) BDD

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 15 (5.93%) Confluence
2 11 (4.35%) Apache
3 8 (3.16%) Apache Pig
3 8 (3.16%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.77%) Liferay
5 5 (1.98%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.58%) nginx
6 4 (1.58%) WordPress
7 3 (1.19%) CMS
7 3 (1.19%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.79%) IIS
8 2 (0.79%) JBoss
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.40%) osCommerce
1 1 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (2.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (1.58%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.79%) GitHub
7 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.49%) HTTP
2 11 (4.35%) SSL
3 10 (3.95%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.16%) Firewall
5 6 (2.37%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.19%) Asterisk PBX
6 3 (1.19%) DHCP
6 3 (1.19%) Internet
6 3 (1.19%) OpenVPN
6 3 (1.19%) SAN
6 3 (1.19%) SMS
6 3 (1.19%) VoIP
6 3 (1.19%) VPN
7 2 (0.79%) Intranet
7 2 (0.79%) Network Security
8 1 (0.40%) Broadband
8 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.40%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (26.88%) SQL Server
2 39 (15.42%) MySQL
3 15 (5.93%) Big Data
4 12 (4.74%) Hadoop
4 12 (4.74%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.95%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (3.56%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.77%) Apache Hive
7 7 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.37%) Redis
9 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.19%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.79%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.79%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 58 (22.92%) Selenium
2 50 (19.76%) JIRA
3 41 (16.21%) Git (software)
4 39 (15.42%) SoapUI
5 34 (13.44%) Cucumber
5 34 (13.44%) Visual Studio
6 25 (9.88%) MSTest
6 25 (9.88%) NUnit
7 19 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (5.53%) Bitbucket
8 14 (5.53%) JMeter
9 12 (4.74%) WebDriver
10 9 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (3.56%) Jenkins
11 7 (2.77%) CodeSonar
11 7 (2.77%) git-flow
11 7 (2.77%) Robot Framework
12 6 (2.37%) Rational Rose
13 5 (1.98%) JUnit
14 4 (1.58%) Appium
General
1 70 (27.67%) Finance
2 19 (7.51%) Banking
3 14 (5.53%) Retail
4 9 (3.56%) Retail Banking
5 8 (3.16%) Advertising
6 7 (2.77%) Law
6 7 (2.77%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.98%) Games
8 3 (1.19%) Electronics
9 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.79%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 134 (52.96%) Developer
2 44 (17.39%) .NET Developer
2 44 (17.39%) Senior Developer
3 40 (15.81%) C# Developer
4 33 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
4 33 (13.04%) Java Developer
5 28 (11.07%) Software Developer
5 28 (11.07%) Software Engineer
6 26 (10.28%) Analyst
7 20 (7.91%) C# Software Developer
7 20 (7.91%) C# Software Engineer
8 17 (6.72%) Architect
8 17 (6.72%) Senior Software Developer
8 17 (6.72%) Test Analyst
9 16 (6.32%) .NET Software Developer
9 16 (6.32%) SQL Developer
10 15 (5.93%) Lead Developer
10 15 (5.93%) Senior C# Developer
10 15 (5.93%) Tester
11 14 (5.53%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (55.73%) .NET
2 131 (51.78%) Web Services
3 110 (43.48%) XML
4 102 (40.32%) REST
5 88 (34.78%) RESTful
6 82 (32.41%) HTML
7 70 (27.67%) CSS
8 61 (24.11%) WCF
9 59 (23.32%) ASP.NET
10 57 (22.53%) JSON
11 56 (22.13%) jQuery
12 34 (13.44%) .NET Framework
13 24 (9.49%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (9.49%) JSP
14 23 (9.09%) Gherkin
14 23 (9.09%) LINQ
14 23 (9.09%) XSLT
15 22 (8.70%) Ajax
15 22 (8.70%) J2EE
15 22 (8.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.49%) Computer Science
1 24 (9.49%) PMI
2 18 (7.11%) Fintech
3 13 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.16%) Robotics
4 8 (3.16%) User Experience
5 7 (2.77%) APACS
6 6 (2.37%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.58%) Blog
8 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.19%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.19%) EPoS
9 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.19%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.79%) Clustering
10 2 (0.79%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.79%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.55%) Windows
2 32 (12.65%) Linux
3 12 (4.74%) Android
4 11 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.35%) Unix
5 7 (2.77%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.58%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.58%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.19%) Debian
8 1 (0.40%) AIX
8 1 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) VME
8 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (66.01%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (25.30%) Scrum
3 62 (24.51%) TDD
4 61 (24.11%) Test Automation
5 57 (22.53%) Software Engineering
6 55 (21.74%) OO
7 53 (20.95%) MVC
8 42 (16.60%) BDD
9 37 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (14.23%) SDLC
11 30 (11.86%) DevOps
11 30 (11.86%) Kanban
12 28 (11.07%) Acceptance Criteria
13 27 (10.67%) Unit Testing
14 26 (10.28%) Use Case
15 24 (9.49%) UML
16 22 (8.70%) DSDM
16 22 (8.70%) OOP
16 22 (8.70%) RUP
16 22 (8.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 112 (44.27%) C#
2 109 (43.08%) SQL
3 104 (41.11%) Java
3 104 (41.11%) JavaScript
4 49 (19.37%) T-SQL
5 38 (15.02%) C++
6 31 (12.25%) PHP
7 24 (9.49%) PL/SQL
8 17 (6.72%) Python
9 16 (6.32%) C
9 16 (6.32%) PowerShell
10 13 (5.14%) Groovy
11 10 (3.95%) Bash Shell
11 10 (3.95%) Ruby
12 7 (2.77%) Java 8
12 7 (2.77%) Objective-C
13 6 (2.37%) Go
14 4 (1.58%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.58%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (10.28%) Degree
2 24 (9.49%) PMI Certification
3 14 (5.53%) ISTQB
4 13 (5.14%) ISEB
5 11 (4.35%) CISSP
5 11 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.56%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (2.77%) CCNA
8 7 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.77%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (2.77%) GIAC
8 7 (2.77%) Linux+ Certification
8 7 (2.77%) MCSE
8 7 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.77%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (2.77%) SANS
8 7 (2.77%) SSCP
9 2 (0.79%) CITP
9 2 (0.79%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.44%) QA
2 6 (2.37%) GDPR
3 4 (1.58%) SLA
4 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.79%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 8 (3.16%) Docker
2 7 (2.77%) vSphere
3 4 (1.58%) Firmware
4 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.40%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (2.77%) Puppet
1 7 (2.77%) Salt
2 1 (0.40%) Ansible
Vendors
1 68 (26.88%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.09%) Oracle
3 9 (3.56%) Blue Prism
3 9 (3.56%) Micro Focus
4 8 (3.16%) Google
5 6 (2.37%) Casewise
6 5 (1.98%) Sybase
7 3 (1.19%) CyberArk
7 3 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.79%) Chordiant
8 2 (0.79%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.79%) HP
8 2 (0.79%) SAP
8 2 (0.79%) Yahoo!
9 1 (0.40%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.40%) Remedy
9 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.40%) Sun