The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for WSDL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 224 179
Rank change year-on-year -23 -45  
Permanent jobs citing WSDL 31 14 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.25% 1.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 0.63% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 56
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -10.11%  

WSDL is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 3008 2232 2608
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.02% 39.67% 40.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2534 1923 2204
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing WSDL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WSDL in the North West

WSDL
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WSDL in the North West.

Salary trend for WSDL in the North West

WSDL
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WSDL in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for WSDL in the North West

WSDL
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 WSDL within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 16 £50,000 -
Merseyside 0 9 - -
Manchester -22 6 £50,000 -
WSDL
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 40 (100.00%) Web Services
2 39 (97.50%) XML
3 36 (90.00%) SDLC
4 35 (87.50%) JMS
5 34 (85.00%) XSD
6 28 (70.00%) Oracle
7 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (57.50%) Java
8 23 (57.50%) JavaScript
9 21 (52.50%) Finance
9 21 (52.50%) Banking
10 19 (47.50%) JSP
11 18 (45.00%) Servlets
11 18 (45.00%) SOAP
11 18 (45.00%) SOA
11 18 (45.00%) EJB
11 18 (45.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 17 (42.50%) JBoss
12 17 (42.50%) WebLogic
12 17 (42.50%) WebSphere
13 16 (40.00%) BDD
14 15 (37.50%) Oracle Service Bus
14 15 (37.50%) XPath
14 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
14 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
14 15 (37.50%) TDD
14 15 (37.50%) XSLT
14 15 (37.50%) FTP
14 15 (37.50%) HTTP
14 15 (37.50%) HTTPS

WSDL
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 18 (45.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (42.50%) JBoss
2 17 (42.50%) WebLogic
2 17 (42.50%) WebSphere
3 15 (37.50%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (10.00%) CICS
5 2 (5.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (37.50%) FTP
1 15 (37.50%) HTTP
1 15 (37.50%) HTTPS
1 15 (37.50%) SSL
2 2 (5.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) DB2
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Subversion
2 11 (27.50%) ClearCase
3 3 (7.50%) Lombardi
4 2 (5.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.00%) JIRA
4 2 (5.00%) Selenium
4 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (52.50%) Banking
1 21 (52.50%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Retail
3 4 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Administrator
1 15 (37.50%) Technical Administrator
2 5 (12.50%) Consultant
2 5 (12.50%) Developer
2 5 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Product Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Integration Developer
5 2 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) J2EE Software Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Product Development Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Product Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Senior J2EE Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (100.00%) Web Services
2 39 (97.50%) XML
3 35 (87.50%) JMS
4 34 (85.00%) XSD
5 19 (47.50%) JSP
6 18 (45.00%) EJB
6 18 (45.00%) Servlets
6 18 (45.00%) SOAP
7 15 (37.50%) XSLT
8 14 (35.00%) J2EE
9 12 (30.00%) Hibernate
9 12 (30.00%) Struts
10 5 (12.50%) jQuery
11 4 (10.00%) HTML
11 4 (10.00%) REST
12 2 (5.00%) .NET
12 2 (5.00%) JSON
12 2 (5.00%) Spring
13 1 (2.50%) JAX-WS
13 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (17.50%) PMI
3 4 (10.00%) Online Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.50%) AIX
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (90.00%) SDLC
2 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (45.00%) SOA
4 16 (40.00%) BDD
5 15 (37.50%) Service Design
5 15 (37.50%) TDD
6 13 (32.50%) Waterfall
7 11 (27.50%) Service Management
8 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 8 (20.00%) Project Management
9 8 (20.00%) Risk Management
10 7 (17.50%) Agile Project Management
10 7 (17.50%) CMMI
10 7 (17.50%) PRINCE
10 7 (17.50%) PRINCE2
10 7 (17.50%) RUP
11 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
11 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (10.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) Java
1 23 (57.50%) JavaScript
2 15 (37.50%) XPath
3 12 (30.00%) SQL
4 5 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 4 (10.00%) Assembly Language
5 4 (10.00%) COBOL
6 2 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 7 (17.50%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.00%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) Oracle
2 12 (30.00%) Chordiant
3 5 (12.50%) Teradata
4 3 (7.50%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft