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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
England / North West
Rank 239 218 211
Rank change year-on-year -21 -7  
Permanent jobs citing WSDL 9 17 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.30% 0.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.80% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 0 17 38
Median salary - £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.77%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

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 2676 2123 2621
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.14% 37.32% 39.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2287 1833 2228
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +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
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 26 March 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
Merseyside - 6 - -
Cheshire - 3 - -
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 22 (100.00%) Web Services
2 21 (95.45%) XML
3 20 (90.91%) XSD
4 18 (81.82%) JMS
4 18 (81.82%) Oracle
4 18 (81.82%) SDLC
5 16 (72.73%) SOAP
6 14 (63.64%) XSLT
7 13 (59.09%) SOA
7 13 (59.09%) FTP
7 13 (59.09%) HTTP
7 13 (59.09%) HTTPS
7 13 (59.09%) SSL
7 13 (59.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (59.09%) Service Design
7 13 (59.09%) XPath
7 13 (59.09%) SC Cleared
7 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
7 13 (59.09%) Oracle Service Bus
8 8 (36.36%) Finance
8 8 (36.36%) SQL
9 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
9 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (27.27%) Financial Institution
10 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
10 6 (27.27%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (27.27%) Banking
11 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
11 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
11 5 (22.73%) ClearCase

WSDL
Top Related 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 13 (59.09%) Oracle Service Bus
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (22.73%) JBoss
2 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
2 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
3 2 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) CICS
4 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) FTP
1 13 (59.09%) HTTP
1 13 (59.09%) HTTPS
1 13 (59.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) ClearCase
2 4 (18.18%) Subversion
2 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.64%) Selenium
4 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.09%) FitNesse
4 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
2 6 (27.27%) Corporate Banking
2 6 (27.27%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Administrator
1 13 (59.09%) Technical Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Product Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Automation Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) Web Services
2 21 (95.45%) XML
3 20 (90.91%) XSD
4 18 (81.82%) JMS
5 16 (72.73%) SOAP
6 14 (63.64%) XSLT
7 5 (22.73%) EJB
7 5 (22.73%) Hibernate
7 5 (22.73%) J2EE
7 5 (22.73%) JSP
7 5 (22.73%) Servlets
7 5 (22.73%) Struts
8 3 (13.64%) .NET
9 2 (9.09%) Behat
9 2 (9.09%) CSS
10 1 (4.55%) Ajax
10 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
10 1 (4.55%) HTML
10 1 (4.55%) Spring
10 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 4 (18.18%) Mainframe
3 2 (9.09%) PMI
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) SDLC
2 13 (59.09%) Service Design
2 13 (59.09%) SOA
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 5 (22.73%) Service Management
5 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
6 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Coaching
7 3 (13.64%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 3 (13.64%) Information Security
8 2 (9.09%) ATDD
8 2 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) XPath
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 5 (22.73%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
6 1 (4.55%) C#
6 1 (4.55%) COBOL
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) SC Cleared
1 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Chordiant
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Teradata