Period
to 21 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 148 153
Rank change year-on-year +19 +5 -4
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 541 583 697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.33% 2.19% 2.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.92% 5.33% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 482 492 601
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,375 £77,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% - -

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 South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 9,143 10,942 13,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.38% 41.17% 42.85%
Number of salaries quoted 7,790 9,409 11,419
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the South East

SOAP
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOAP in the South East.

Salary trend for SOAP in the South East

SOAP
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the South East over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Salary histogram for SOAP in the South East

SOAP
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 January 2020. 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
Thames Valley +26 179 £53,500 +3.88% 19
Hampshire -1 146 £45,000 +3.45% 14
Berkshire +39 120 £58,750 +17.50% 10
Surrey +9 104 £51,250 +3.54% 21
Kent +27 54 £51,500 +8.42% 7
East Sussex +35 48 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Oxfordshire +22 30 £50,000 -16.67% 4
Buckinghamshire +13 29 £48,250 -6.31% 5
West Sussex -44 8 £51,000 -8.44% 4
Middlesex -6 1 - -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 367 (67.84%) REST
2 300 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (52.50%) Web Services
4 276 (51.02%) JavaScript
5 272 (50.28%) SQL
6 226 (41.77%) HTML
7 208 (38.45%) XML
8 205 (37.89%) CSS
9 203 (37.52%) SQL Server
10 192 (35.49%) C#
11 180 (33.27%) .NET
12 171 (31.61%) Java
13 167 (30.87%) MVC
14 145 (26.80%) jQuery
15 133 (24.58%) JSON
16 122 (22.55%) Web Development
17 116 (21.44%) Linux
18 113 (20.89%) PHP
19 108 (19.96%) ASP.NET
20 106 (19.59%) OO
21 97 (17.93%) MySQL
22 94 (17.38%) OOP
22 94 (17.38%) Ajax
23 93 (17.19%) TDD
24 90 (16.64%) WCF
25 83 (15.34%) Scrum
25 83 (15.34%) Test Automation
25 83 (15.34%) AngularJS
26 81 (14.97%) Git (software)
27 79 (14.60%) Azure

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 61 (11.28%) Tomcat
2 34 (6.28%) JBoss
3 27 (4.99%) IIS
4 21 (3.88%) WebSphere
5 20 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 17 (3.14%) WebLogic
7 12 (2.22%) Confluence
8 7 (1.29%) WordPress
9 6 (1.11%) CMS
10 5 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.92%) Joomla!
10 5 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Fuse
12 2 (0.37%) Anypoint
12 2 (0.37%) Apache
12 2 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (0.37%) Mule
12 2 (0.37%) Mule ESB
13 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Magento
1 5 (0.92%) Visualfiles
2 4 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 79 (14.60%) Azure
2 67 (12.38%) SaaS
3 56 (10.35%) AWS
4 23 (4.25%) Boomi
5 19 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (1.85%) GitHub
7 6 (1.11%) iPaaS
8 5 (0.92%) PaaS
8 5 (0.92%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.74%) Serverless
10 3 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.37%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.18%) AtomSphere
12 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.18%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.51%) HTTP
2 18 (3.33%) X.509
3 4 (0.74%) Internet
3 4 (0.74%) SSL
4 3 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.37%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.37%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.18%) 3G
6 1 (0.18%) 4G
6 1 (0.18%) DNS
6 1 (0.18%) Megaco
6 1 (0.18%) MGW
6 1 (0.18%) NAS
6 1 (0.18%) RTP
6 1 (0.18%) SAN
6 1 (0.18%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.18%) SS7
6 1 (0.18%) Telnet
6 1 (0.18%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (37.52%) SQL Server
2 97 (17.93%) MySQL
3 27 (4.99%) Azure SQL Database
4 25 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (4.07%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.88%) DB2
6 21 (3.88%) MongoDB
6 21 (3.88%) Oracle Database
6 21 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.96%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.59%) Oracle Database 10g
8 14 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (2.59%) Oracle Database 12c
9 11 (2.03%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.92%) Snowflake Schema
12 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
14 2 (0.37%) Big Data
14 2 (0.37%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 81 (14.97%) Git (software)
2 48 (8.87%) SoapUI
3 43 (7.95%) Visual Studio
4 36 (6.65%) JIRA
5 33 (6.10%) Selenium
6 29 (5.36%) Postman
7 23 (4.25%) Visual Studio Team System
8 22 (4.07%) Subversion
9 21 (3.88%) Eclipse
9 21 (3.88%) Jenkins
9 21 (3.88%) JUnit
9 21 (3.88%) Maven
10 17 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (2.40%) Cucumber
11 13 (2.40%) Mockito
12 11 (2.03%) JMeter
12 11 (2.03%) LoadRunner
13 10 (1.85%) DbUnit
13 10 (1.85%) HP UFT
13 10 (1.85%) jMock
General
1 45 (8.32%) Finance
2 23 (4.25%) Marketing
3 14 (2.59%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.40%) Retail
5 11 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.85%) Banking
6 10 (1.85%) Public Sector
7 6 (1.11%) German Language
8 5 (0.92%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.74%) Automotive
10 3 (0.55%) Local Government
11 2 (0.37%) Advertising
11 2 (0.37%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Fire and Rescue
12 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 383 (70.79%) Developer
2 125 (23.11%) Senior Developer
3 85 (15.71%) PHP Developer
4 77 (14.23%) Software Developer
5 75 (13.86%) Java Developer
6 74 (13.68%) C# Developer
7 71 (13.12%) .NET Developer
8 53 (9.80%) Senior PHP Developer
9 50 (9.24%) Senior Software Developer
10 36 (6.65%) C# .NET Developer
10 36 (6.65%) LAMP Developer
10 36 (6.65%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 36 (6.65%) Senior LAMP Developer
11 29 (5.36%) Analyst
11 29 (5.36%) Senior Java Developer
12 26 (4.81%) Software Engineer
13 23 (4.25%) Technical Leader
14 22 (4.07%) Senior .NET Developer
14 22 (4.07%) Test Analyst
15 21 (3.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 367 (67.84%) REST
2 284 (52.50%) Web Services
3 226 (41.77%) HTML
4 208 (38.45%) XML
5 205 (37.89%) CSS
6 180 (33.27%) .NET
7 145 (26.80%) jQuery
8 133 (24.58%) JSON
9 108 (19.96%) ASP.NET
10 94 (17.38%) Ajax
11 90 (16.64%) WCF
12 83 (15.34%) AngularJS
13 68 (12.57%) J2EE
14 62 (11.46%) Laravel
14 62 (11.46%) RESTful
15 61 (11.28%) CodeIgniter
16 60 (11.09%) ASP.NET MVC
17 50 (9.24%) Spring
17 50 (9.24%) Yii
18 47 (8.69%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.09%) Mobile App
2 38 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.88%) Mainframe
5 19 (3.51%) IBM Mainframe
6 13 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.40%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.48%) Life Science
8 8 (1.48%) W3C
9 7 (1.29%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.29%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.11%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.74%) User Experience
12 3 (0.55%) BBC
12 3 (0.55%) CMDB
12 3 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.18%) Replication
13 1 (0.18%) Social Media
13 1 (0.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 116 (21.44%) Linux
2 27 (4.99%) Windows
3 24 (4.44%) Unix
4 7 (1.29%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.92%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.37%) Android
6 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) Debian
7 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (30.87%) MVC
3 122 (22.55%) Web Development
4 106 (19.59%) OO
5 94 (17.38%) OOP
6 93 (17.19%) TDD
7 83 (15.34%) Scrum
7 83 (15.34%) Test Automation
8 72 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
9 67 (12.38%) OO PHP
10 63 (11.65%) SDLC
11 59 (10.91%) Unit Testing
12 53 (9.80%) Mentoring
13 50 (9.24%) Computer Science
13 50 (9.24%) Mobile Application Development
14 48 (8.87%) BDD
15 47 (8.69%) Integration Testing
16 46 (8.50%) DevOps
17 45 (8.32%) Continuous Improvement
17 45 (8.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 276 (51.02%) JavaScript
2 272 (50.28%) SQL
3 192 (35.49%) C#
4 171 (31.61%) Java
5 113 (20.89%) PHP
6 54 (9.98%) T-SQL
7 38 (7.02%) PL/SQL
8 25 (4.62%) PowerShell
9 23 (4.25%) TypeScript
10 17 (3.14%) PHP 5
10 17 (3.14%) PHP 7
10 17 (3.14%) VB.NET
11 15 (2.77%) Python
12 14 (2.59%) Scala
13 12 (2.22%) C
14 8 (1.48%) Ruby
15 6 (1.11%) Apex Code
15 6 (1.11%) C++
15 6 (1.11%) Java 8
16 5 (0.92%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 45 (8.32%) Degree
2 15 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 10 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.55%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.18%) HND
7 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.18%) MCITP
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.39%) QA
2 13 (2.40%) GDPR
3 9 (1.66%) PMO
4 8 (1.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (5.18%) Docker
2 8 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.55%) Postfix
4 3 (0.55%) vSphere
5 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (0.92%) Kubernetes
1 5 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.74%) TIBCO Hawk
3 3 (0.55%) SCCM
3 3 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.37%) CloudHub
4 2 (0.37%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.18%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.18%) MOM
5 1 (0.18%) nmon
Vendors
1 58 (10.72%) Microsoft
2 56 (10.35%) Zend
3 52 (9.61%) Oracle
4 29 (5.36%) MuleSoft
5 25 (4.62%) IBM
6 22 (4.07%) TIBCO
7 21 (3.88%) Dell
8 19 (3.51%) webMethods
9 13 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.48%) Remedy
10 8 (1.48%) Sage
10 8 (1.48%) VMware
11 6 (1.11%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.11%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.92%) SAP
13 4 (0.74%) Informatica
14 3 (0.55%) HP
14 3 (0.55%) NEC
14 3 (0.55%) Northgate
14 3 (0.55%) Xamarin