Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 144 109 149
Rank change year-on-year -35 +40 -17
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 235 366 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.24% 2.89% 2.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.71% 6.54% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 215 307 213
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,750 £29,800
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
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 4,115 5,599 5,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.30% 44.26% 42.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,440 4,644 4,597
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Manchester -46 121 £46,250 -11.90% 35
Cheshire -16 60 £48,500 -3.00% 23
Merseyside +22 42 £36,250 -27.50% 9
Lancashire -3 11 £35,000 -6.67% 7
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 156 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (62.13%) Web Services
3 142 (60.43%) .NET
4 118 (50.21%) C#
5 107 (45.53%) SQL
6 94 (40.00%) RESTful
7 90 (38.30%) XML
8 80 (34.04%) Microsoft
9 79 (33.62%) JavaScript
10 75 (31.91%) REST
11 73 (31.06%) WCF
12 71 (30.21%) HTML
12 71 (30.21%) Java
12 71 (30.21%) SQL Server
13 66 (28.09%) TDD
14 64 (27.23%) CSS
14 64 (27.23%) T-SQL
15 62 (26.38%) Finance
16 60 (25.53%) Scrum
17 59 (25.11%) Windows
18 58 (24.68%) ASP.NET
19 52 (22.13%) jQuery
19 52 (22.13%) BDD
20 51 (21.70%) Test Automation
21 50 (21.28%) Software Engineering
22 48 (20.43%) MVC
22 48 (20.43%) SDLC
23 46 (19.57%) OO
24 43 (18.30%) Selenium
24 43 (18.30%) Visual Studio

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 12 (5.11%) Apache
1 12 (5.11%) Confluence
2 9 (3.83%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.98%) Liferay
4 6 (2.55%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.13%) CMS
6 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.85%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.85%) Drupal
7 2 (0.85%) IIS
7 2 (0.85%) JBoss
7 2 (0.85%) nginx
7 2 (0.85%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.85%) WordPress
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (3.83%) osCommerce
1 9 (3.83%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.85%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) GitHub
6 1 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.36%) HTTP
2 10 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.55%) Firewall
3 6 (2.55%) VPN
4 5 (2.13%) FTP
5 4 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.28%) Asterisk PBX
6 3 (1.28%) DHCP
6 3 (1.28%) DNS
6 3 (1.28%) OpenVPN
6 3 (1.28%) SAN
6 3 (1.28%) SMTP
6 3 (1.28%) SSL
6 3 (1.28%) VoIP
6 3 (1.28%) WAN
7 2 (0.85%) Network Security
7 2 (0.85%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.43%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (30.21%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.77%) MySQL
3 18 (7.66%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.26%) MariaDB
5 9 (3.83%) Big Data
5 9 (3.83%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.83%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (3.40%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.13%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.70%) Redis
8 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.28%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.28%) Neo4j
9 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.85%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 43 (18.30%) Selenium
1 43 (18.30%) Visual Studio
2 33 (14.04%) Git (software)
2 33 (14.04%) SoapUI
3 32 (13.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (12.77%) JIRA
5 28 (11.91%) Cucumber
6 25 (10.64%) MSTest
7 24 (10.21%) NUnit
8 15 (6.38%) JMeter
9 6 (2.55%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.13%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.13%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.28%) JUnit
12 2 (0.85%) Ant
12 2 (0.85%) Appium
12 2 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.85%) Maven
12 2 (0.85%) Rational Rose
12 2 (0.85%) Robot Framework
General
1 62 (26.38%) Finance
2 25 (10.64%) Retail
3 16 (6.81%) Banking
4 10 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.83%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.98%) Law
7 6 (2.55%) Electronics
8 4 (1.70%) Games
8 4 (1.70%) Marketing
9 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.85%) Advertising
10 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.85%) Publishing
11 1 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 138 (58.72%) Developer
2 55 (23.40%) .NET Developer
2 55 (23.40%) C# Developer
3 45 (19.15%) C# .NET Developer
4 35 (14.89%) Senior Developer
5 25 (10.64%) Software Developer
6 22 (9.36%) C# Software Developer
6 22 (9.36%) Java Developer
7 21 (8.94%) Software Engineer
8 20 (8.51%) SQL Developer
9 19 (8.09%) Analyst
10 18 (7.66%) Test Analyst
11 17 (7.23%) Lead Developer
11 17 (7.23%) Senior Software Developer
12 15 (6.38%) Architect
12 15 (6.38%) C# Software Engineer
13 14 (5.96%) .NET Software Developer
13 14 (5.96%) Senior C# Developer
13 14 (5.96%) Senior C# Software Developer
14 13 (5.53%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (62.13%) Web Services
2 142 (60.43%) .NET
3 94 (40.00%) RESTful
4 90 (38.30%) XML
5 75 (31.91%) REST
6 73 (31.06%) WCF
7 71 (30.21%) HTML
8 64 (27.23%) CSS
9 58 (24.68%) ASP.NET
10 52 (22.13%) jQuery
11 37 (15.74%) .NET Framework
12 32 (13.62%) JSON
13 28 (11.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 26 (11.06%) Spring
15 23 (9.79%) XSLT
16 22 (9.36%) Ajax
16 22 (9.36%) LINQ
16 22 (9.36%) Silverlight
16 22 (9.36%) WF
16 22 (9.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.32%) PMI
2 16 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.38%) Fintech
4 10 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.98%) APACS
5 7 (2.98%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.98%) Robotics
6 6 (2.55%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.70%) Blog
8 4 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.70%) PKI
8 4 (1.70%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.70%) User Experience
9 3 (1.28%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.28%) CESG
9 3 (1.28%) EPoS
10 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 59 (25.11%) Windows
2 27 (11.49%) Linux
3 23 (9.79%) Unix
4 6 (2.55%) Android
4 6 (2.55%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.13%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.28%) Debian
8 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.43%) VME
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (28.09%) TDD
3 60 (25.53%) Scrum
4 52 (22.13%) BDD
5 51 (21.70%) Test Automation
6 50 (21.28%) Software Engineering
7 48 (20.43%) MVC
7 48 (20.43%) SDLC
8 46 (19.57%) OO
9 40 (17.02%) Acceptance Criteria
10 38 (16.17%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (11.91%) DevOps
12 27 (11.49%) Kanban
12 27 (11.49%) OOP
13 26 (11.06%) Use Case
14 23 (9.79%) MVVM
15 22 (9.36%) Computer Science
15 22 (9.36%) DSDM
15 22 (9.36%) RUP
15 22 (9.36%) UML
Programming Languages
1 118 (50.21%) C#
2 107 (45.53%) SQL
3 79 (33.62%) JavaScript
4 71 (30.21%) Java
5 64 (27.23%) T-SQL
6 38 (16.17%) C++
7 26 (11.06%) PHP
8 22 (9.36%) PL/SQL
9 13 (5.53%) Python
10 12 (5.11%) Java 8
11 10 (4.26%) C
11 10 (4.26%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.98%) Ruby
12 7 (2.98%) VB.NET
13 6 (2.55%) Bash Shell
14 5 (2.13%) Groovy
14 5 (2.13%) Scala
15 4 (1.70%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.70%) Embedded C++
15 4 (1.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (15.32%) PMI Certification
2 30 (12.77%) Degree
3 11 (4.68%) ISEB
4 10 (4.26%) ISTQB
5 9 (3.83%) CISSP
5 9 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (3.83%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.13%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.70%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (1.28%) CCSP
8 3 (1.28%) CEH
8 3 (1.28%) CISM
8 3 (1.28%) ISSAP
8 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.85%) GIAC
9 2 (0.85%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.62%) QA
2 10 (4.26%) GDPR
3 5 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.85%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.70%) Firmware
2 3 (1.28%) Docker
3 2 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.85%) Puppet
1 2 (0.85%) Salt
2 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 80 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.23%) Oracle
3 11 (4.68%) Google
4 8 (3.40%) Blue Prism
4 8 (3.40%) Micro Focus
5 4 (1.70%) SAP
6 2 (0.85%) Casewise
6 2 (0.85%) Chordiant
6 2 (0.85%) Cognizant
6 2 (0.85%) VMware
6 2 (0.85%) Zend
7 1 (0.43%) HP
7 1 (0.43%) Nintex
7 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com