Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 147 132
Rank change year-on-year +37 -15 -33
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 363 262 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.86% 2.16% 2.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.46% 5.06% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 305 210 235
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £34,750 £29,975 £28,150
90th Percentile £64,500 £57,500 £55,000
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 5,618 5,177 4,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.33% 42.58% 38.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4,661 4,539 4,046
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 £26,250 £25,125
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,550 £56,250
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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +28 187 £52,500 +10.53% 31
Cheshire +32 126 £50,000 +17.65% 14
Merseyside +3 27 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Lancashire +8 22 £37,500 - 4
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 242 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (58.13%) Web Services
3 187 (51.52%) JavaScript
4 186 (51.24%) REST
5 173 (47.66%) HTML
6 169 (46.56%) Java
7 166 (45.73%) CSS
8 158 (43.53%) XML
9 148 (40.77%) SQL
10 130 (35.81%) MVC
11 128 (35.26%) Scrum
12 124 (34.16%) RESTful
13 119 (32.78%) TDD
14 118 (32.51%) C#
14 118 (32.51%) jQuery
15 113 (31.13%) .NET
16 102 (28.10%) OO
17 98 (27.00%) PHP
18 96 (26.45%) Finance
19 95 (26.17%) MySQL
19 95 (26.17%) SQL Server
20 94 (25.90%) Spring
20 94 (25.90%) Software Engineering
21 87 (23.97%) Continuous Integration
22 81 (22.31%) JSON
23 76 (20.94%) Test Automation
24 69 (19.01%) HTML5
25 68 (18.73%) CSS3
25 68 (18.73%) ASP.NET
26 67 (18.46%) Microsoft

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 38 (10.47%) Apache
2 18 (4.96%) nginx
3 14 (3.86%) Confluence
3 14 (3.86%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.75%) JBoss
5 7 (1.93%) WordPress
6 6 (1.65%) CMS
6 6 (1.65%) ColdFusion
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.83%) Drupal
9 2 (0.55%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.55%) IIS
9 2 (0.55%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.55%) OpenROAD
9 2 (0.55%) Sitefinity
9 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.75%) Magento
2 4 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.28%) Exstream
4 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 10 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.38%) GitHub
5 3 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.83%) BrowserStack
5 3 (0.83%) Route 53
6 2 (0.55%) SaaS
6 2 (0.55%) Serverless
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.28%) Heroku
7 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.28%) PaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (17.91%) HTTP
2 20 (5.51%) Internet
3 18 (4.96%) SSL
4 7 (1.93%) IPsec
4 7 (1.93%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.28%) SSH
5 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (26.17%) MySQL
1 95 (26.17%) SQL Server
2 41 (11.29%) NoSQL
3 33 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 23 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (5.79%) Redis
6 18 (4.96%) MongoDB
7 15 (4.13%) Big Data
8 12 (3.31%) DB2
9 10 (2.75%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.65%) CouchDB
11 6 (1.65%) Neo4j
11 6 (1.65%) Riak
12 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.83%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.83%) SQLite
14 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 58 (15.98%) Selenium
2 50 (13.77%) Git (software)
3 44 (12.12%) NUnit
4 39 (10.74%) MSTest
5 38 (10.47%) Jenkins
6 35 (9.64%) SoapUI
6 35 (9.64%) WebDriver
7 27 (7.44%) JIRA
8 25 (6.89%) Cucumber
9 24 (6.61%) Subversion
10 19 (5.23%) Bitbucket
11 17 (4.68%) Selenium IDE
12 14 (3.86%) Gradle
12 14 (3.86%) JUnit
13 13 (3.58%) Jasmine
13 13 (3.58%) Maven
14 11 (3.03%) gulp
14 11 (3.03%) SpecFlow
14 11 (3.03%) Visual Studio
14 11 (3.03%) Xcode
General
1 96 (26.45%) Finance
2 44 (12.12%) Banking
3 24 (6.61%) Advertising
4 19 (5.23%) Retail
5 11 (3.03%) Legal
6 9 (2.48%) Law
7 7 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.10%) Back Office
9 4 (1.10%) Games
9 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.55%) Automotive
10 2 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 212 (58.40%) Developer
2 71 (19.56%) Java Developer
3 63 (17.36%) .NET Developer
4 50 (13.77%) Senior Developer
5 47 (12.95%) C# Developer
6 40 (11.02%) C# .NET Developer
7 38 (10.47%) Architect
8 35 (9.64%) Software Developer
9 34 (9.37%) Agile Developer
10 28 (7.71%) PHP Developer
10 28 (7.71%) Software Engineer
11 25 (6.89%) ASP.NET Developer
12 22 (6.06%) C# Software Engineer
13 21 (5.79%) .NET Software Engineer
13 21 (5.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 20 (5.51%) Senior .NET Developer
15 19 (5.23%) Senior C# Developer
15 19 (5.23%) Senior Java Developer
15 19 (5.23%) Senior Software Developer
15 19 (5.23%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (58.13%) Web Services
2 186 (51.24%) REST
3 173 (47.66%) HTML
4 166 (45.73%) CSS
5 158 (43.53%) XML
6 124 (34.16%) RESTful
7 118 (32.51%) jQuery
8 113 (31.13%) .NET
9 94 (25.90%) Spring
10 81 (22.31%) JSON
11 69 (19.01%) HTML5
12 68 (18.73%) ASP.NET
12 68 (18.73%) CSS3
13 67 (18.46%) WCF
14 53 (14.60%) Spring MVC
15 48 (13.22%) J2EE
15 48 (13.22%) XSLT
16 47 (12.95%) Hibernate
17 43 (11.85%) WPF
18 41 (11.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.99%) User Experience
2 28 (7.71%) Computer Science
3 24 (6.61%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (3.86%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.31%) RIA
7 11 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.20%) PKI
9 7 (1.93%) CESG
10 6 (1.65%) Fintech
10 6 (1.65%) Smart Meter
10 6 (1.65%) Wiki
11 4 (1.10%) iPad
11 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.10%) NHS
12 3 (0.83%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.83%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.83%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.55%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.55%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 49 (13.50%) Linux
2 40 (11.02%) Windows
3 22 (6.06%) Unix
4 16 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.31%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.65%) Android
7 5 (1.38%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.10%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.55%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.28%) AIX
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (35.81%) MVC
3 128 (35.26%) Scrum
4 119 (32.78%) TDD
5 102 (28.10%) OO
6 94 (25.90%) Software Engineering
7 87 (23.97%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (20.94%) Test Automation
9 61 (16.80%) SDLC
10 60 (16.53%) BDD
11 52 (14.33%) MVVM
12 51 (14.05%) Use Case
12 51 (14.05%) Web Development
13 47 (12.95%) DevOps
14 44 (12.12%) SOA
15 43 (11.85%) UML
16 38 (10.47%) DSDM
16 38 (10.47%) RUP
17 36 (9.92%) OOP
17 36 (9.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 187 (51.52%) JavaScript
2 169 (46.56%) Java
3 148 (40.77%) SQL
4 118 (32.51%) C#
5 98 (27.00%) PHP
6 63 (17.36%) T-SQL
7 57 (15.70%) C++
8 51 (14.05%) PL/SQL
8 51 (14.05%) Ruby
9 49 (13.50%) Python
10 20 (5.51%) Go
10 20 (5.51%) Groovy
11 16 (4.41%) C
11 16 (4.41%) Scala
12 12 (3.31%) Apple Swift
12 12 (3.31%) Objective-C
13 8 (2.20%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.38%) ABAP
14 5 (1.38%) Perl
15 3 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (9.64%) Degree
2 23 (6.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.75%) Master's Degree
4 8 (2.20%) CISSP
5 7 (1.93%) CCIE
5 7 (1.93%) CEH
5 7 (1.93%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.93%) CISM
5 7 (1.93%) GIAC
5 7 (1.93%) ISSAP
5 7 (1.93%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.93%) SSCP
6 4 (1.10%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.83%) ISEB
7 3 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (12.40%) QA
2 10 (2.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.38%) Nagios
2 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.55%) Puppet
4 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 67 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 60 (16.53%) Oracle
3 22 (6.06%) Zend
4 11 (3.03%) Google
5 7 (1.93%) SAP
5 7 (1.93%) Sybase
6 6 (1.65%) Adobe
6 6 (1.65%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (1.10%) SEEBURGER
8 3 (0.83%) HP
8 3 (0.83%) IBM
9 2 (0.55%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.55%) Actian
9 2 (0.55%) Capita
9 2 (0.55%) Informatica
9 2 (0.55%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.55%) Progress
9 2 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.55%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.55%) Xamarin