Period
to 21 September 2017

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 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 119 114
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5 -6
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 394 301 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.99% 2.53% 2.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.82% 6.18% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 319 242 316
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,438 £29,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 5773 4873 5300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.87% 40.88% 40.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4786 4201 4538
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 21 September 2017.

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 September 2017. 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 -18 198 £50,000 - 15
Cheshire +30 111 £43,500 +2.35% 14
Merseyside +19 56 £50,000 +45.99% 2
Lancashire +13 27 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, IT jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 254 (64.47%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (54.57%) Web Services
3 191 (48.48%) XML
4 173 (43.91%) JavaScript
5 168 (42.64%) HTML
6 167 (42.39%) Java
7 164 (41.62%) CSS
8 161 (40.86%) REST
9 153 (38.83%) SQL
10 142 (36.04%) .NET
11 137 (34.77%) C#
12 135 (34.26%) MVC
13 130 (32.99%) Finance
13 130 (32.99%) SQL Server
14 124 (31.47%) TDD
15 122 (30.96%) RESTful
16 104 (26.40%) OO
17 101 (25.63%) jQuery
18 99 (25.13%) Software Engineering
18 99 (25.13%) Scrum
19 95 (24.11%) MySQL
19 95 (24.11%) ASP.NET
19 95 (24.11%) JSON
20 82 (20.81%) PHP
20 82 (20.81%) Git (software)
21 81 (20.56%) Spring
22 80 (20.30%) WCF
23 78 (19.80%) Test Automation
23 78 (19.80%) Oracle
24 77 (19.54%) HTML5

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 27 (6.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 19 (4.82%) Apache
3 17 (4.31%) Confluence
4 16 (4.06%) nginx
5 14 (3.55%) OpenEdge
6 10 (2.54%) OpenROAD
7 9 (2.28%) Oracle Service Bus
8 8 (2.03%) CMS
8 8 (2.03%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.78%) WordPress
10 5 (1.27%) JBoss
10 5 (1.27%) Umbraco
11 4 (1.02%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.76%) IIS
12 3 (0.76%) Sitefinity
13 1 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (1.27%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.51%) Magento
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (1.02%) GitHub
5 3 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.76%) Route 53
6 1 (0.25%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.25%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (18.27%) HTTP
2 24 (6.09%) SSL
3 16 (4.06%) Internet
4 10 (2.54%) LDAP
5 9 (2.28%) FTP
5 9 (2.28%) HTTPS
5 9 (2.28%) Wireless
6 6 (1.52%) IMAP
6 6 (1.52%) SMTP
6 6 (1.52%) SS7
7 4 (1.02%) Intranet
8 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (32.99%) SQL Server
2 95 (24.11%) MySQL
3 29 (7.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (5.84%) Relational Database
5 21 (5.33%) MongoDB
5 21 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (3.55%) NoSQL
11 13 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (3.05%) DB2
13 10 (2.54%) DTS
13 10 (2.54%) Essbase
13 10 (2.54%) Ingres
13 10 (2.54%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (1.78%) Redis
15 6 (1.52%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 82 (20.81%) Git (software)
2 61 (15.48%) Selenium
3 52 (13.20%) Jenkins
4 51 (12.94%) JIRA
5 45 (11.42%) Subversion
6 42 (10.66%) JUnit
7 39 (9.90%) WebDriver
8 36 (9.14%) SoapUI
9 32 (8.12%) NUnit
10 31 (7.87%) MSTest
11 28 (7.11%) Selenium IDE
12 23 (5.84%) Eclipse
13 22 (5.58%) Ant
14 21 (5.33%) Bitbucket
15 20 (5.08%) Visual Studio
16 17 (4.31%) Cucumber
16 17 (4.31%) IntelliJ
17 15 (3.81%) Gradle
17 15 (3.81%) Jasmine
17 15 (3.81%) SonarQube
General
1 130 (32.99%) Finance
2 50 (12.69%) Banking
3 32 (8.12%) Retail
4 12 (3.05%) Back Office
5 9 (2.28%) Advertising
6 7 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.52%) Games
7 6 (1.52%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.27%) Marketing
9 4 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.02%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.76%) Law
11 2 (0.51%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
12 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 241 (61.17%) Developer
2 83 (21.07%) Java Developer
3 58 (14.72%) Senior Developer
4 48 (12.18%) .NET Developer
5 42 (10.66%) PHP Developer
6 40 (10.15%) Software Engineer
7 37 (9.39%) Software Developer
8 35 (8.88%) C# Developer
9 31 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
10 29 (7.36%) MySQL Developer
10 29 (7.36%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 28 (7.11%) C# Software Engineer
12 24 (6.09%) .NET Software Engineer
13 23 (5.84%) Agile Developer
14 22 (5.58%) Senior Java Developer
15 21 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
16 15 (3.81%) Analyst
16 15 (3.81%) Architect
16 15 (3.81%) Java Software Developer
17 14 (3.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (54.57%) Web Services
2 191 (48.48%) XML
3 168 (42.64%) HTML
4 164 (41.62%) CSS
5 161 (40.86%) REST
6 142 (36.04%) .NET
7 122 (30.96%) RESTful
8 101 (25.63%) jQuery
9 95 (24.11%) ASP.NET
9 95 (24.11%) JSON
10 81 (20.56%) Spring
11 80 (20.30%) WCF
12 77 (19.54%) HTML5
13 72 (18.27%) CSS3
14 56 (14.21%) Hibernate
15 50 (12.69%) AngularJS
16 47 (11.93%) WPF
17 45 (11.42%) XSLT
18 35 (8.88%) Ajax
19 33 (8.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.36%) User Experience
2 26 (6.60%) N-Tier
3 25 (6.35%) iPad
4 21 (5.33%) Computer Science
5 17 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (3.81%) Mobile App
7 13 (3.30%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (2.28%) Mobile Computing
10 8 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.27%) Clustering
12 5 (1.27%) Fintech
12 5 (1.27%) NHS
12 5 (1.27%) RIA
13 4 (1.02%) Social Network
13 4 (1.02%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.76%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.76%) Life Science
14 3 (0.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.94%) Windows
2 45 (11.42%) Linux
3 18 (4.57%) Unix
4 15 (3.81%) Mac OS
5 8 (2.03%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.03%) Ubuntu
6 7 (1.78%) Android
7 6 (1.52%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (64.47%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (34.26%) MVC
3 124 (31.47%) TDD
4 104 (26.40%) OO
5 99 (25.13%) Scrum
5 99 (25.13%) Software Engineering
6 78 (19.80%) Test Automation
7 65 (16.50%) BDD
8 64 (16.24%) SDLC
9 57 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (12.44%) SOA
11 46 (11.68%) OOP
12 44 (11.17%) MVVM
13 43 (10.91%) DevOps
13 43 (10.91%) Functional Testing
14 41 (10.41%) Web Development
15 39 (9.90%) API Development
16 37 (9.39%) Mentoring
17 33 (8.38%) Use Case
18 31 (7.87%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 173 (43.91%) JavaScript
2 167 (42.39%) Java
3 153 (38.83%) SQL
4 137 (34.77%) C#
5 82 (20.81%) PHP
6 65 (16.50%) T-SQL
7 45 (11.42%) C++
8 34 (8.63%) PL/SQL
8 34 (8.63%) Ruby
9 33 (8.38%) Python
10 21 (5.33%) C
11 19 (4.82%) XPath
12 15 (3.81%) Shell Script
12 15 (3.81%) VB.NET
13 11 (2.79%) Groovy
13 11 (2.79%) PHP 5
14 8 (2.03%) XQuery
15 7 (1.78%) Go
16 5 (1.27%) ABAP
16 5 (1.27%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 39 (9.90%) Degree
2 11 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.54%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.28%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.28%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.78%) ISEB
6 3 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.51%) MCAD
7 2 (0.51%) MCPD
8 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.25%) MCSA
8 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.85%) QA
2 5 (1.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (4.82%) Puppet
2 7 (1.78%) Nagios
3 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) Packer
4 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 78 (19.80%) Oracle
2 65 (16.50%) Microsoft
3 31 (7.87%) Zend
4 10 (2.54%) Actian
5 9 (2.28%) CA Agile Central
6 8 (2.03%) Cognizant
7 7 (1.78%) IBM
8 6 (1.52%) SAP
9 5 (1.27%) SEEBURGER
10 4 (1.02%) Adobe
10 4 (1.02%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.02%) hybris
10 4 (1.02%) Progress
10 4 (1.02%) Sybase
11 3 (0.76%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.51%) Google
12 2 (0.51%) HP
12 2 (0.51%) Informatica
13 1 (0.25%) CA
13 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com