Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 142 118
Rank change year-on-year -1 -24 +36
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 169 247 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.00% 2.38% 2.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.96% 5.95% 6.24%
Number of salaries quoted 143 205 299
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,450 £33,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £59,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 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 3,409 4,149 5,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.29% 40.06% 44.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,806 3,434 4,790
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 +24 83 £42,000 -6.93% 18
Manchester -15 66 £50,000 +5.26% 18
Merseyside -20 10 £47,500 +35.71% 7
Lancashire -4 9 £40,000 +6.67% 7
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 134 (79.29%) REST
2 109 (64.50%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (59.76%) C#
4 89 (52.66%) SQL
5 88 (52.07%) Java
6 87 (51.48%) JavaScript
7 84 (49.70%) .NET
8 80 (47.34%) Scrum
9 77 (45.56%) Test Automation
10 67 (39.64%) Web Services
11 56 (33.14%) XML
12 55 (32.54%) Jenkins
13 54 (31.95%) Selenium
14 53 (31.36%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (31.36%) HTML
15 52 (30.77%) Hudson
15 52 (30.77%) BDD
16 49 (28.99%) WebDriver
17 47 (27.81%) JUnit
18 45 (26.63%) Maven
19 43 (25.44%) GitHub
20 41 (24.26%) Microservices
21 39 (23.08%) Docker
22 38 (22.49%) Bitbucket
22 38 (22.49%) Team Foundation Server
22 38 (22.49%) QA
23 37 (21.89%) Cucumber
24 36 (21.30%) TestNG
24 36 (21.30%) MVC
25 35 (20.71%) 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 5 (2.96%) CMS
2 4 (2.37%) Confluence
2 4 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.37%) WordPress
3 3 (1.78%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.18%) Drupal
4 2 (1.18%) nginx
5 1 (0.59%) Jetty
5 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Elite 3E
2 3 (1.78%) Magento
2 3 (1.78%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.59%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 43 (25.44%) GitHub
2 13 (7.69%) Azure
3 9 (5.33%) Power Platform
4 5 (2.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (2.37%) AWS
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.37%) HTTP
1 4 (2.37%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.18%) SSL
3 1 (0.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.69%) MySQL
3 9 (5.33%) Power BI
3 9 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.55%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.96%) Redis
7 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.37%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.18%) Big Data
9 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.59%) Amazon Athena
10 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.59%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 55 (32.54%) Jenkins
2 54 (31.95%) Selenium
3 52 (30.77%) Hudson
4 49 (28.99%) WebDriver
5 47 (27.81%) JUnit
6 45 (26.63%) Maven
7 38 (22.49%) Bitbucket
7 38 (22.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (21.89%) Cucumber
9 36 (21.30%) TestNG
10 34 (20.12%) NUnit
11 23 (13.61%) JIRA
12 21 (12.43%) SpecFlow
13 20 (11.83%) Git (software)
14 17 (10.06%) Appium
15 14 (8.28%) SoapUI
15 14 (8.28%) Visual Studio Team System
16 8 (4.73%) Postman
17 6 (3.55%) Redmine
18 3 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (11.83%) Finance
2 15 (8.88%) Law
3 8 (4.73%) Retail
4 5 (2.96%) Legal
5 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.78%) Banking
6 3 (1.78%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.18%) Electronics
7 2 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (47.93%) Developer
2 30 (17.75%) Automation Engineer
3 27 (15.98%) QA Engineer
4 18 (10.65%) Java Developer
4 18 (10.65%) Software Developer
5 16 (9.47%) C# Developer
6 13 (7.69%) Tester
7 12 (7.10%) .NET Developer
8 11 (6.51%) Senior Developer
8 11 (6.51%) Software QA Engineer
9 10 (5.92%) Senior QA Engineer
10 9 (5.33%) SQL Developer
11 8 (4.73%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (4.73%) PHP Developer
12 7 (4.14%) Automation Tester
12 7 (4.14%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (4.14%) Senior Software Developer
13 5 (2.96%) Junior
13 5 (2.96%) QA Automation Engineer
13 5 (2.96%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (79.29%) REST
2 84 (49.70%) .NET
3 67 (39.64%) Web Services
4 56 (33.14%) XML
5 53 (31.36%) HTML
6 30 (17.75%) CSS
7 28 (16.57%) RESTful
8 27 (15.98%) JSON
9 25 (14.79%) AngularJS
10 23 (13.61%) .NET Framework
11 22 (13.02%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (11.24%) .NET Core
13 18 (10.65%) ASP.NET
14 17 (10.06%) Entity Framework
15 16 (9.47%) Spring
16 14 (8.28%) jQuery
17 13 (7.69%) HTML5
18 11 (6.51%) Gherkin
19 10 (5.92%) J2EE
20 8 (4.73%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.51%) PMI
2 8 (4.73%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.14%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.14%) Private Cloud
4 6 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.37%) NHS
7 3 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.78%) IVR
7 3 (1.78%) User Experience
7 3 (1.78%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.18%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (1.18%) Contactless
8 2 (1.18%) W3C
9 1 (0.59%) APACS
9 1 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.59%) EMV
9 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.92%) Windows
2 7 (4.14%) Android
2 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (64.50%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (47.34%) Scrum
3 77 (45.56%) Test Automation
4 53 (31.36%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (30.77%) BDD
6 41 (24.26%) Microservices
7 36 (21.30%) MVC
8 20 (11.83%) TDD
9 19 (11.24%) Line Management
10 18 (10.65%) SDLC
10 18 (10.65%) Software Engineering
11 17 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (9.47%) Test Scripting
13 15 (8.88%) DevOps
14 14 (8.28%) Defect Management
14 14 (8.28%) Integration Testing
15 12 (7.10%) Acceptance Criteria
16 10 (5.92%) SOA
16 10 (5.92%) User Acceptance Testing
17 9 (5.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 101 (59.76%) C#
2 89 (52.66%) SQL
3 88 (52.07%) Java
4 87 (51.48%) JavaScript
5 35 (20.71%) Shell Script
6 21 (12.43%) T-SQL
7 19 (11.24%) VBScript
8 14 (8.28%) PHP
9 7 (4.14%) Groovy
9 7 (4.14%) Python
9 7 (4.14%) XPath
10 5 (2.96%) Go
10 5 (2.96%) Ruby
11 4 (2.37%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.78%) C
12 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.18%) VB
14 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.59%) PHP 7
14 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (6.51%) PMI Certification
2 10 (5.92%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.14%) Degree
4 4 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.37%) ISEB
4 4 (2.37%) MCTS
4 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.78%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (22.49%) QA
2 3 (1.78%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.18%) PA-DSS
3 2 (1.18%) WCAG
4 1 (0.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 39 (23.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (12.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.47%) Intapp
3 9 (5.33%) Oracle
4 4 (2.37%) Aderant
5 3 (1.78%) Veracode
6 2 (1.18%) Sage
6 2 (1.18%) Software AG
6 2 (1.18%) webMethods
7 1 (0.59%) Curam
7 1 (0.59%) DocuSign
7 1 (0.59%) IBM
7 1 (0.59%) SAP
7 1 (0.59%) Zend