Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 142 98
Rank change year-on-year -4 -44 +7
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 214 279 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.02% 2.29% 3.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.18% 5.70% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 160 236 309
North West median annual salary £47,063 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.92% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,350
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.48% +1.50% -

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 4,133 4,892 5,876
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.06% 40.11% 44.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3,125 4,131 4,896
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -50 108 £50,000 - 24
Cheshire +27 82 £45,000 - 14
Merseyside -5 13 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Lancashire -12 11 £35,000 - 3
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 153 (71.50%) REST
2 113 (52.80%) Web Services
3 101 (47.20%) C#
4 98 (45.79%) JavaScript
5 93 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (41.12%) HTML
7 84 (39.25%) SQL
8 79 (36.92%) .NET
9 71 (33.18%) CSS
10 70 (32.71%) Java
11 69 (32.24%) XML
12 67 (31.31%) Scrum
13 59 (27.57%) Test Automation
14 55 (25.70%) SQL Server
14 55 (25.70%) MVC
15 52 (24.30%) Problem-Solving
16 51 (23.83%) JSON
17 48 (22.43%) TDD
18 47 (21.96%) Finance
19 46 (21.50%) Git (software)
20 44 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
21 43 (20.09%) Spring
22 41 (19.16%) Software Engineering
23 38 (17.76%) BDD
24 37 (17.29%) DevOps
25 36 (16.82%) AngularJS
25 36 (16.82%) Ajax
26 35 (16.36%) Unit Testing
27 32 (14.95%) Microsoft
28 30 (14.02%) QA

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 23 (10.75%) Umbraco
2 20 (9.35%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (6.07%) CMS
4 12 (5.61%) WordPress
5 2 (0.93%) Confluence
5 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.47%) Apache
6 1 (0.47%) Drupal
6 1 (0.47%) nginx
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.47%) Magento
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.14%) GitHub
4 7 (3.27%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 6 (2.80%) Serverless
6 4 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.93%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.93%) SaaS
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.47%) Apigee
9 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.47%) Firebase
9 1 (0.47%) npm
9 1 (0.47%) Office 365
9 1 (0.47%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.01%) Broadband
2 8 (3.74%) HTTP
3 6 (2.80%) DNS
3 6 (2.80%) Internet
3 6 (2.80%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.87%) SSH
4 4 (1.87%) WAN
5 2 (0.93%) Firewall
5 2 (0.93%) FTP
5 2 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.93%) LAN
5 2 (0.93%) SMTP
5 2 (0.93%) SSL
5 2 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (25.70%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.68%) MySQL
3 20 (9.35%) NoSQL
4 18 (8.41%) Relational Database
5 14 (6.54%) RDBMS
6 12 (5.61%) MongoDB
6 12 (5.61%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (5.14%) CouchDB
7 11 (5.14%) Neo4j
7 11 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (3.27%) Power BI
10 6 (2.80%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (2.80%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (2.80%) Redis
11 4 (1.87%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (1.40%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 46 (21.50%) Git (software)
2 28 (13.08%) Visual Studio
3 24 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (7.48%) Selenium
5 15 (7.01%) SoapUI
6 12 (5.61%) Jenkins
6 12 (5.61%) JUnit
7 11 (5.14%) JIRA
7 11 (5.14%) MSTest
7 11 (5.14%) NUnit
8 10 (4.67%) SpecFlow
9 9 (4.21%) Hudson
9 9 (4.21%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (3.27%) Maven
11 6 (2.80%) gulp
11 6 (2.80%) TestNG
12 4 (1.87%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.40%) Grunt
14 2 (0.93%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.93%) GitLab
General
1 47 (21.96%) Finance
2 17 (7.94%) Retail
3 14 (6.54%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.14%) Law
5 9 (4.21%) Legal
6 6 (2.80%) Back Office
7 3 (1.40%) Banking
8 2 (0.93%) German Language
8 2 (0.93%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.93%) Marketing
8 2 (0.93%) Polish Language
8 2 (0.93%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.93%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 135 (63.08%) Developer
2 33 (15.42%) Software Developer
3 32 (14.95%) Java Developer
4 22 (10.28%) C# Developer
5 21 (9.81%) .NET Developer
6 20 (9.35%) Senior Developer
7 18 (8.41%) Analyst
8 17 (7.94%) Software Engineer
9 14 (6.54%) QA Engineer
10 13 (6.07%) .NET Software Engineer
10 13 (6.07%) Senior .NET Developer
11 12 (5.61%) Web Developer
12 11 (5.14%) Full Stack Developer
12 11 (5.14%) Senior Software Developer
13 10 (4.67%) Lead Developer
13 10 (4.67%) Test Analyst
14 9 (4.21%) Java Software Developer
14 9 (4.21%) Oracle Developer
14 9 (4.21%) PHP Developer
14 9 (4.21%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (71.50%) REST
2 113 (52.80%) Web Services
3 88 (41.12%) HTML
4 79 (36.92%) .NET
5 71 (33.18%) CSS
6 69 (32.24%) XML
7 51 (23.83%) JSON
8 43 (20.09%) Spring
9 36 (16.82%) Ajax
9 36 (16.82%) AngularJS
10 30 (14.02%) jQuery
10 30 (14.02%) LINQ
10 30 (14.02%) WCF
11 28 (13.08%) RESTful
12 21 (9.81%) .NET Core
13 19 (8.88%) ASP.NET
13 19 (8.88%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (7.94%) Spring MVC
15 16 (7.48%) Hibernate
16 15 (7.01%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.94%) User Experience
2 14 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.54%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (5.14%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.27%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.87%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.40%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.40%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.40%) PMI
9 2 (0.93%) CESG
9 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.93%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.93%) NHS
9 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) Smart Energy
9 2 (0.93%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.48%) Linux
2 15 (7.01%) Windows
3 4 (1.87%) CentOS
3 4 (1.87%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.93%) Android
4 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.93%) Unix
4 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (43.46%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (31.31%) Scrum
3 59 (27.57%) Test Automation
4 55 (25.70%) MVC
5 52 (24.30%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (22.43%) TDD
7 44 (20.56%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (19.16%) Software Engineering
9 38 (17.76%) BDD
10 37 (17.29%) DevOps
11 35 (16.36%) Unit Testing
12 27 (12.62%) OO
13 24 (11.21%) Deployment Automation
14 23 (10.75%) Technology Roadmap
15 21 (9.81%) SDLC
16 20 (9.35%) Collaborative Working
17 19 (8.88%) Kanban
18 17 (7.94%) Dependency Injection
18 17 (7.94%) Line Management
19 16 (7.48%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 101 (47.20%) C#
2 98 (45.79%) JavaScript
3 84 (39.25%) SQL
4 70 (32.71%) Java
5 29 (13.55%) C++
6 27 (12.62%) Python
7 26 (12.15%) T-SQL
8 25 (11.68%) PHP
9 18 (8.41%) Ruby
10 15 (7.01%) Shell Script
11 13 (6.07%) Groovy
11 13 (6.07%) Java 8
12 12 (5.61%) PL/SQL
13 11 (5.14%) Scala
14 9 (4.21%) C
15 6 (2.80%) Go
16 5 (2.34%) VB.NET
17 4 (1.87%) Apex Code
18 3 (1.40%) SOQL
19 2 (0.93%) X++
Qualifications
1 15 (7.01%) Degree
2 12 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.67%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.74%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.87%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.40%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (0.93%) CCSP
7 2 (0.93%) CEH
7 2 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.93%) CISM
7 2 (0.93%) CISSP
7 2 (0.93%) HND
7 2 (0.93%) ISSAP
7 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.02%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) GDPR
2 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 2 (0.93%) NCSC
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.47%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 30 (14.02%) Oracle
3 14 (6.54%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.27%) Informatica
4 7 (3.27%) Pega
4 7 (3.27%) SAP
5 5 (2.34%) DocuSign
5 5 (2.34%) iManage
5 5 (2.34%) Intapp
5 5 (2.34%) Sage
6 3 (1.40%) Google
7 2 (0.93%) SendGrid
7 2 (0.93%) Sparx
7 2 (0.93%) VMware
7 2 (0.93%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.47%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.47%) Instagram
8 1 (0.47%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.47%) Spotify
8 1 (0.47%) YouTube