Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > North West
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 138 156
Rank change year-on-year +36 +18 -48
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 95 215 257
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 2.40% 2.06% 2.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.63% 5.16% 5.58%
Number of salaries quoted 88 173 235
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £39,000 £31,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £69,875 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 1,686 4,168 4,607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.66% 39.95% 38.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,492 3,215 3,891
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +5.77% +4.00%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SOAP in the North West.

Salary trend for SOAP in the North West

SOAP
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOAP in the North West over the 6 months to 26 September 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 26 September 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
Manchester +100 82 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Cheshire -17 4 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Merseyside +19 3 £45,183 -9.63% 5
Lancashire +48 2 £40,000 +11.89%
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 55 (57.89%) REST
2 42 (44.21%) Web Services
3 38 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 37 (38.95%) Java
5 34 (35.79%) HTML
6 25 (26.32%) MVC
7 24 (25.26%) Spring
8 23 (24.21%) CSS
8 23 (24.21%) OOP
9 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (23.16%) JSON
10 21 (22.11%) SOA
10 21 (22.11%) XML
10 21 (22.11%) SQL
10 21 (22.11%) RESTful
11 20 (21.05%) Test Automation
11 20 (21.05%) E-Commerce
12 18 (18.95%) PHP
13 16 (16.84%) C#
13 16 (16.84%) User Experience
14 15 (15.79%) Spring Boot
14 15 (15.79%) Scrum
15 14 (14.74%) CMS
15 14 (14.74%) .NET
15 14 (14.74%) Spring MVC
15 14 (14.74%) Magento
15 14 (14.74%) CSS3
15 14 (14.74%) HTML5
16 13 (13.68%) J2EE
17 12 (12.63%) Finance

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 14 (14.74%) CMS
2 10 (10.53%) Confluence
3 3 (3.16%) Apache
3 3 (3.16%) nginx
4 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 14 (14.74%) Magento
2 8 (8.42%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) GitHub
2 5 (5.26%) AWS
3 3 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.16%) IaaS
3 3 (3.16%) PaaS
3 3 (3.16%) SaaS
3 3 (3.16%) Serverless
3 3 (3.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.11%) Azure
5 1 (1.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.05%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) ATM
2 5 (5.26%) SSL
3 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.63%) Relational Database
2 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.53%) MySQL
4 6 (6.32%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 11 (11.58%) JIRA
2 10 (10.53%) Redmine
2 10 (10.53%) Selenium
3 9 (9.47%) SoapUI
4 8 (8.42%) VersaTest
5 7 (7.37%) Jenkins
5 7 (7.37%) Maven
6 6 (6.32%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.21%) JUnit
7 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.21%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (2.11%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.11%) TestNG
9 1 (1.05%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.05%) Hudson
9 1 (1.05%) Postman
9 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (12.63%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Back Office
3 2 (2.11%) Housing Association
3 2 (2.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (70.53%) Developer
2 28 (29.47%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.74%) Magento Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.42%) BASE24 Tester
5 8 (8.42%) C# Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Tester
6 6 (6.32%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Architect
8 4 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Software Architect
8 4 (4.21%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.16%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.16%) AWS Architect
9 3 (3.16%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (3.16%) Platform Architect
9 3 (3.16%) React Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (57.89%) REST
2 42 (44.21%) Web Services
3 34 (35.79%) HTML
4 24 (25.26%) Spring
5 23 (24.21%) CSS
6 22 (23.16%) JSON
7 21 (22.11%) RESTful
7 21 (22.11%) XML
8 15 (15.79%) Spring Boot
9 14 (14.74%) .NET
9 14 (14.74%) CSS3
9 14 (14.74%) HTML5
9 14 (14.74%) Spring MVC
10 13 (13.68%) J2EE
11 12 (12.63%) React
12 11 (11.58%) .NET Core
13 10 (10.53%) .NET Framework
13 10 (10.53%) Entity Framework
13 10 (10.53%) Grails
13 10 (10.53%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) User Experience
2 8 (8.42%) EMV
2 8 (8.42%) Online Banking
2 8 (8.42%) Tandem
3 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.11%) IVR
4 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.42%) Linux
2 3 (3.16%) Windows
3 2 (2.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.05%) Android
4 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.32%) MVC
2 23 (24.21%) OOP
3 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (22.11%) SOA
5 20 (21.05%) E-Commerce
5 20 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 15 (15.79%) Scrum
7 11 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (11.58%) TDD
8 10 (10.53%) Line Management
8 10 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 10 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
8 10 (10.53%) Translating Business Requirements
9 9 (9.47%) Microservices
9 9 (9.47%) OO
9 9 (9.47%) Unit Testing
9 9 (9.47%) Web Development
10 8 (8.42%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (8.42%) DevOps
10 8 (8.42%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 37 (38.95%) Java
3 21 (22.11%) SQL
4 18 (18.95%) PHP
5 16 (16.84%) C#
6 10 (10.53%) ActionScript
6 10 (10.53%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (3.16%) Ruby
8 2 (2.11%) Java 8
9 1 (1.05%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.21%) Degree
2 1 (1.05%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) ISO 8583
2 2 (2.11%) HL7
3 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (10.53%) SAP
2 8 (8.42%) CA
3 5 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.11%) Veracode
5 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com