Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > South East
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 166 134 128
Rank change year-on-year -32 -6 +26
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 322 261 694
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.96% 2.23% 2.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.65% 5.35% 6.69%
Number of salaries quoted 235 221 580
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,125 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £71,250 £57,813
90th Percentile £72,500 £80,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -0.99%

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 6,931 4,879 10,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 42.20% 41.68% 39.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5,141 4,237 9,018
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £29,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +10.50%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SOAP in the South East.

Salary trend for SOAP in the South East

SOAP
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOAP in the South East over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021. 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 -40 94 £57,500 +4.55% 20
Hampshire -66 90 £55,000 +22.22% 10
Surrey -7 71 £42,500 -43.33% 4
Berkshire -43 52 £62,500 +6.38% 15
West Sussex +12 36 £45,000 +56.52% 2
Buckinghamshire -25 25 £57,500 +35.29% 4
Oxfordshire -6 17 £46,250 +8.82% 1
Kent - 14 £37,500 -
East Sussex -32 7 £52,500 +31.25%
Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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.

1 199 (61.80%) REST
2 160 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (47.52%) JavaScript
4 152 (47.20%) SQL
5 147 (45.65%) C#
6 142 (44.10%) Web Services
7 131 (40.68%) HTML
8 125 (38.82%) SQL Server
9 121 (37.58%) .NET
10 120 (37.27%) CSS
10 120 (37.27%) Azure
11 105 (32.61%) Social Skills
12 91 (28.26%) XML
13 88 (27.33%) Scrum
14 80 (24.84%) Java
15 77 (23.91%) WCF
16 74 (22.98%) JIRA
17 72 (22.36%) MVC
18 69 (21.43%) jQuery
19 65 (20.19%) Microservices
20 62 (19.25%) Git (software)
20 62 (19.25%) AngularJS
21 60 (18.63%) Test Automation
22 57 (17.70%) SaaS
22 57 (17.70%) Microsoft
23 56 (17.39%) Linux
24 55 (17.08%) AWS
25 51 (15.84%) T-SQL
26 50 (15.53%) MySQL
27 49 (15.22%) PHP

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 24 (7.45%) IIS
2 19 (5.90%) Cloud Foundry
3 16 (4.97%) Apache
4 15 (4.66%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (4.35%) Confluence
6 11 (3.42%) Tomcat
7 10 (3.11%) WebSphere
8 9 (2.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.24%) JBoss
10 3 (0.93%) CMS
11 2 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.62%) Facebook Platform
11 2 (0.62%) Liferay
11 2 (0.62%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.62%) OnBase
12 1 (0.31%) Mule
12 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.31%) Magento
3 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Travel Management
3 1 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 120 (37.27%) Azure
2 57 (17.70%) SaaS
3 55 (17.08%) AWS
4 47 (14.60%) Azure Service Bus
5 31 (9.63%) GitHub
6 28 (8.70%) Azure Service Fabric
7 23 (7.14%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 23 (7.14%) PaaS
8 20 (6.21%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (5.90%) Azure App Service
9 19 (5.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 19 (5.90%) Azure Storage
9 19 (5.90%) IaaS
10 9 (2.80%) Serverless
11 5 (1.55%) Azure Functions
12 4 (1.24%) Azure Pipelines
12 4 (1.24%) npm
12 4 (1.24%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.93%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.70%) Firewall
2 26 (8.07%) VPN
3 19 (5.90%) DNS
4 13 (4.04%) SSL
5 8 (2.48%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.86%) HTTP
6 6 (1.86%) Network Security
7 3 (0.93%) FTP
8 2 (0.62%) Internet
9 1 (0.31%) 4G
9 1 (0.31%) 5G
9 1 (0.31%) ATM
9 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.31%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (38.82%) SQL Server
2 50 (15.53%) MySQL
3 31 (9.63%) Relational Database
4 23 (7.14%) Data Lake
5 22 (6.83%) MariaDB
6 20 (6.21%) Big Data
7 13 (4.04%) RDBMS
8 12 (3.73%) Oracle Database
8 12 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.86%) OLTP
12 5 (1.55%) DB2
12 5 (1.55%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.24%) MS Access
13 4 (1.24%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.24%) Power BI
13 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
15 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 74 (22.98%) JIRA
2 62 (19.25%) Git (software)
3 49 (15.22%) Jenkins
4 38 (11.80%) Selenium
5 27 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (7.76%) SoapUI
6 25 (7.76%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (4.97%) Cucumber
8 15 (4.66%) Maven
9 13 (4.04%) JMeter
10 10 (3.11%) Bitbucket
10 10 (3.11%) Gradle
10 10 (3.11%) JUnit
11 9 (2.80%) ClearQuest
11 9 (2.80%) GitLab
11 9 (2.80%) PhpStorm
11 9 (2.80%) PyCharm
11 9 (2.80%) SpecFlow
11 9 (2.80%) Visual Studio Code
12 8 (2.48%) Ant
General
1 105 (32.61%) Social Skills
2 39 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.14%) Finance
4 22 (6.83%) Organisational Skills
5 15 (4.66%) Telecoms
6 14 (4.35%) Presentation Skills
7 9 (2.80%) Marketing
8 8 (2.48%) Wearables
9 5 (1.55%) Automotive
9 5 (1.55%) Banking
9 5 (1.55%) Law
10 4 (1.24%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (1.24%) Local Government
10 4 (1.24%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.93%) Retail
12 1 (0.31%) Billing
12 1 (0.31%) Electronics
12 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.31%) Military
12 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 227 (70.50%) Developer
2 68 (21.12%) C# Developer
3 62 (19.25%) Senior Developer
4 42 (13.04%) .NET Developer
5 36 (11.18%) Senior C# Developer
6 27 (8.39%) Lead Developer
6 27 (8.39%) Software Developer
7 24 (7.45%) Full Stack Developer
7 24 (7.45%) SQL Developer
8 23 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 21 (6.52%) Junior
9 21 (6.52%) Software Engineer
10 20 (6.21%) JavaScript Developer
11 19 (5.90%) Junior Developer
11 19 (5.90%) PHP Developer
12 18 (5.59%) Java Developer
13 16 (4.97%) QA Engineer
14 13 (4.04%) Analyst
14 13 (4.04%) Architect
15 12 (3.73%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (61.80%) REST
2 142 (44.10%) Web Services
3 131 (40.68%) HTML
4 121 (37.58%) .NET
5 120 (37.27%) CSS
6 91 (28.26%) XML
7 77 (23.91%) WCF
8 69 (21.43%) jQuery
9 62 (19.25%) AngularJS
10 47 (14.60%) ASP.NET
11 44 (13.66%) JSON
11 44 (13.66%) RESTful
12 31 (9.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (8.70%) .NET Core
13 28 (8.70%) HTML5
14 26 (8.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 22 (6.83%) Spring
16 20 (6.21%) ActiveMQ
16 20 (6.21%) Ajax
16 20 (6.21%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 28 (8.70%) User Experience
3 14 (4.35%) Legacy Systems
4 7 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 7 (2.17%) CMDB
4 7 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.86%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.55%) Life Science
6 5 (1.55%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.24%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.93%) Cloud Native
8 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.62%) Legacy Code
9 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.62%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (0.62%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.31%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.31%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.39%) Linux
2 19 (5.90%) VMS
3 17 (5.28%) Unix
4 16 (4.97%) Windows
5 6 (1.86%) Solaris
6 4 (1.24%) Android
6 4 (1.24%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (27.33%) Scrum
3 72 (22.36%) MVC
4 65 (20.19%) Microservices
5 60 (18.63%) Test Automation
6 47 (14.60%) OO
7 45 (13.98%) OOP
7 45 (13.98%) Software Engineering
8 44 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (13.04%) DevOps
10 41 (12.73%) Product Vision
11 40 (12.42%) Web Development
12 39 (12.11%) Full Stack Development
13 33 (10.25%) Clean Code
13 33 (10.25%) Customer Requirements
14 29 (9.01%) Open Source
15 28 (8.70%) SDLC
16 27 (8.39%) Line Management
16 27 (8.39%) Mentoring
17 26 (8.07%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 153 (47.52%) JavaScript
2 152 (47.20%) SQL
3 147 (45.65%) C#
4 80 (24.84%) Java
5 51 (15.84%) T-SQL
6 49 (15.22%) PHP
7 38 (11.80%) Python
8 14 (4.35%) C++
9 12 (3.73%) PHP 5
9 12 (3.73%) PHP 7
9 12 (3.73%) PL/SQL
10 11 (3.42%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.42%) VB.NET
11 7 (2.17%) C
12 6 (1.86%) Apex Code
12 6 (1.86%) Java 8
13 5 (1.55%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.24%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.93%) Perl
15 3 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (9.94%) Degree
2 13 (4.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (3.42%) ISEB
3 11 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.11%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.80%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.86%) CEH
6 6 (1.86%) CISA
6 6 (1.86%) GIAC
6 6 (1.86%) OSCE
6 6 (1.86%) OSCP
7 5 (1.55%) Master's Degree
8 4 (1.24%) PhD
9 2 (0.62%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.31%) CITP
10 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.63%) QA
2 7 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.86%) GDPR
3 6 (1.86%) NIST
4 3 (0.93%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.62%) GRC
6 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (11.18%) Docker
2 19 (5.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.31%) Postfix
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (8.07%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.17%) HP UCMDB
3 6 (1.86%) HP ALM
3 6 (1.86%) HP Fortify
3 6 (1.86%) WebInspect
4 5 (1.55%) Terraform
5 4 (1.24%) Ansible
5 4 (1.24%) FlexNet
5 4 (1.24%) Grafana
6 2 (0.62%) Kubeflow
7 1 (0.31%) Kibana
7 1 (0.31%) logstash
7 1 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 57 (17.70%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.25%) Oracle
3 13 (4.04%) HP
4 12 (3.73%) ANSYS
4 12 (3.73%) Atlassian
4 12 (3.73%) Bloomberg
4 12 (3.73%) Zend
5 11 (3.42%) IBM
5 11 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.48%) Remedy
7 7 (2.17%) BMC
7 7 (2.17%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.17%) Splunk
8 6 (1.86%) ArcSight
8 6 (1.86%) Black Duck
8 6 (1.86%) Micro Focus
8 6 (1.86%) Qualys
8 6 (1.86%) SAP
8 6 (1.86%) Sonatype
8 6 (1.86%) Tripwire