Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 133 109
Rank change year-on-year -2 -24 +3
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 297 297 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.41% 2.40% 2.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.47% 5.50% 7.26%
Number of salaries quoted 247 211 265
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £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 5,431 5,400 4,227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.15% 43.67% 38.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4,552 4,628 3,662
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +22 177 £50,000 - 35
Cheshire -12 95 £50,250 +25.63% 16
Lancashire -6 11 £40,000 +3.23% 1
Merseyside -19 10 £31,500 -30.00% 1
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 190 (63.97%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (60.61%) Web Services
3 171 (57.58%) Java
4 162 (54.55%) JavaScript
5 134 (45.12%) HTML
6 131 (44.11%) REST
7 128 (43.10%) XML
8 127 (42.76%) RESTful
9 110 (37.04%) SQL
9 110 (37.04%) CSS
10 103 (34.68%) C#
11 102 (34.34%) OO
12 96 (32.32%) .NET
13 94 (31.65%) Spring
14 93 (31.31%) Software Engineering
14 93 (31.31%) Scrum
15 92 (30.98%) MVC
16 86 (28.96%) JSON
17 84 (28.28%) TDD
18 81 (27.27%) jQuery
19 75 (25.25%) Finance
19 75 (25.25%) ASP.NET
20 71 (23.91%) PHP
21 70 (23.57%) Test Automation
22 68 (22.90%) MySQL
23 67 (22.56%) SOA
24 66 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
25 63 (21.21%) Unit Testing
25 63 (21.21%) Hibernate
26 52 (17.51%) Use Case

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 22 (7.41%) nginx
2 14 (4.71%) Apache
3 10 (3.37%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.69%) JBoss
5 6 (2.02%) Confluence
5 6 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.35%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.01%) CMS
8 2 (0.67%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.67%) IIS
9 1 (0.34%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.34%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Magento
2 2 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.34%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.07%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 19 (6.40%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (2.36%) SaaS
6 2 (0.67%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.67%) npm
6 2 (0.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.34%) Google Play
7 1 (0.34%) Heroku
7 1 (0.34%) PaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 38 (12.79%) HTTP
2 21 (7.07%) SSL
3 5 (1.68%) Internet
4 4 (1.35%) Firewall
4 4 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.67%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (22.90%) MySQL
2 49 (16.50%) SQL Server
3 26 (8.75%) NoSQL
4 24 (8.08%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (7.41%) Redis
6 16 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (4.38%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.69%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.69%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.02%) Big Data
10 5 (1.68%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.35%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.67%) Oracle8/8i Database
13 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (15.82%) Git (software)
2 39 (13.13%) MSTest
2 39 (13.13%) NUnit
3 36 (12.12%) JIRA
3 36 (12.12%) Selenium
4 30 (10.10%) Jenkins
5 29 (9.76%) SoapUI
6 24 (8.08%) JUnit
7 20 (6.73%) Cucumber
7 20 (6.73%) Maven
8 16 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (4.71%) TestNG
10 13 (4.38%) Mercurial
11 10 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (3.37%) Subversion
12 9 (3.03%) WebDriver
13 8 (2.69%) Bitbucket
13 8 (2.69%) Robot Framework
14 7 (2.36%) Visual Studio
15 6 (2.02%) Ant
General
1 75 (25.25%) Finance
2 24 (8.08%) Advertising
3 12 (4.04%) Banking
4 9 (3.03%) Retail
5 7 (2.36%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.36%) Law
6 4 (1.35%) Automotive
6 4 (1.35%) Legal
6 4 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.67%) Games
7 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 172 (57.91%) Developer
2 84 (28.28%) Java Developer
3 56 (18.86%) Senior Developer
4 42 (14.14%) .NET Developer
5 34 (11.45%) C# Developer
5 34 (11.45%) Software Engineer
6 31 (10.44%) Software Developer
7 29 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 28 (9.43%) Architect
9 22 (7.41%) C# Software Engineer
9 22 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
10 21 (7.07%) Senior Java Developer
10 21 (7.07%) SQL Developer
11 20 (6.73%) Agile Developer
11 20 (6.73%) Senior Agile Developer
11 20 (6.73%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 20 (6.73%) Senior C# Developer
12 19 (6.40%) Senior Software Developer
12 19 (6.40%) Senior SQL Developer
12 19 (6.40%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (60.61%) Web Services
2 134 (45.12%) HTML
3 131 (44.11%) REST
4 128 (43.10%) XML
5 127 (42.76%) RESTful
6 110 (37.04%) CSS
7 96 (32.32%) .NET
8 94 (31.65%) Spring
9 86 (28.96%) JSON
10 81 (27.27%) jQuery
11 75 (25.25%) ASP.NET
12 63 (21.21%) Hibernate
13 51 (17.17%) WCF
14 45 (15.15%) HTML5
14 45 (15.15%) J2EE
15 41 (13.80%) AngularJS
15 41 (13.80%) CSS3
16 38 (12.79%) Spring MVC
17 34 (11.45%) WPF
17 34 (11.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.46%) Enterprise Software
2 29 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 27 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.06%) Mobile App
5 14 (4.71%) User Experience
6 13 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (4.04%) Fintech
8 9 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.68%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.68%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.67%) IVR
11 1 (0.34%) Chip and PIN
11 1 (0.34%) FMCG
11 1 (0.34%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.34%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.34%) Replication
11 1 (0.34%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.12%) Linux
2 31 (10.44%) Windows
3 12 (4.04%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.69%) Android
4 8 (2.69%) Unix
5 4 (1.35%) Mac OS
5 4 (1.35%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.67%) AIX
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (63.97%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (34.34%) OO
3 93 (31.31%) Scrum
3 93 (31.31%) Software Engineering
4 92 (30.98%) MVC
5 84 (28.28%) TDD
6 70 (23.57%) Test Automation
7 67 (22.56%) SOA
8 66 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (21.21%) Unit Testing
10 52 (17.51%) Use Case
11 51 (17.17%) DevOps
11 51 (17.17%) SDLC
12 49 (16.50%) Web Development
13 44 (14.81%) Mentoring
14 41 (13.80%) BDD
15 36 (12.12%) OOP
15 36 (12.12%) UML
16 34 (11.45%) DSDM
16 34 (11.45%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 171 (57.58%) Java
2 162 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 110 (37.04%) SQL
4 103 (34.68%) C#
5 71 (23.91%) PHP
6 46 (15.49%) T-SQL
7 43 (14.48%) C++
8 42 (14.14%) Ruby
9 37 (12.46%) PL/SQL
9 37 (12.46%) Python
10 21 (7.07%) Go
11 18 (6.06%) Groovy
12 11 (3.70%) C
13 8 (2.69%) Objective-C
14 6 (2.02%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.02%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.68%) Java 8
15 5 (1.68%) Scala
16 4 (1.35%) Apex Code
16 4 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (17.51%) Degree
2 28 (9.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (4.38%) HND
4 12 (4.04%) Master's Degree
5 6 (2.02%) CISSP
6 5 (1.68%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.68%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.68%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (1.35%) CCNA
7 4 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.35%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.35%) GIAC
7 4 (1.35%) Linux+ Certification
7 4 (1.35%) MCSE
7 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (1.35%) SANS
7 4 (1.35%) SSCP
8 2 (0.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (12.79%) QA
2 10 (3.37%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (10.77%) Docker
2 4 (1.35%) vSphere
3 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (6.73%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.02%) Puppet
3 4 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.35%) Nagios
3 4 (1.35%) Salt
4 3 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 47 (15.82%) Oracle
2 42 (14.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.69%) IBM
3 8 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.02%) HP
5 5 (1.68%) Capita
6 4 (1.35%) Remedy
7 3 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.01%) Google
7 3 (1.01%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.01%) SAP
7 3 (1.01%) Zend
8 2 (0.67%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.67%) CyberArk
8 2 (0.67%) Intapp
8 2 (0.67%) Novell
8 2 (0.67%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.67%) Ping Identity
8 2 (0.67%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.67%) Sybase