Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 204 149 135
Rank change year-on-year -55 -14 +17
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 292 164 626
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.62% 2.05% 2.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.00% 4.56% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 179 124 554
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -1.10%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £78,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 7,291 3,599 9,828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 40.53% 45.04% 38.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5,286 3,141 8,545
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,000 £29,750
25th Percentile £42,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Hampshire -57 108 £55,000 +22.22% 12
Thames Valley -59 100 £57,500 +4.55% 20
Berkshire -56 58 £62,500 +11.11% 13
Surrey -62 41 £42,500 -17.07% 2
Buckinghamshire -45 31 £40,000 -23.81% 6
West Sussex -3 25 £45,000 +24.14% 3
Oxfordshire -21 11 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Kent - 7 £37,500 - 1
East Sussex -48 3 £46,500 +16.25% 2
Home Counties - 3 £57,500 -
Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 169 (57.88%) REST
2 157 (53.77%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (48.63%) JavaScript
4 131 (44.86%) Web Services
5 128 (43.84%) C#
6 127 (43.49%) Azure
7 123 (42.12%) Social Skills
8 119 (40.75%) .NET
9 117 (40.07%) SQL Server
10 111 (38.01%) CSS
11 108 (36.99%) SQL
12 104 (35.62%) HTML
13 81 (27.74%) Scrum
14 77 (26.37%) XML
15 74 (25.34%) JIRA
15 74 (25.34%) jQuery
16 72 (24.66%) Java
17 68 (23.29%) Microservices
18 66 (22.60%) SaaS
19 65 (22.26%) Test Automation
19 65 (22.26%) MVC
20 64 (21.92%) AWS
21 57 (19.52%) DevOps
22 54 (18.49%) Microsoft
23 53 (18.15%) WCF
24 52 (17.81%) Git (software)
25 49 (16.78%) RESTful
26 48 (16.44%) Azure Service Bus
27 47 (16.10%) AngularJS
27 47 (16.10%) 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 19 (6.51%) Cloud Foundry
2 16 (5.48%) IIS
3 14 (4.79%) Confluence
4 11 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.42%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (2.74%) Apache
8 7 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (2.05%) JBoss
10 5 (1.71%) Umbraco
11 4 (1.37%) WordPress
12 3 (1.03%) CMS
13 2 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.68%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.68%) SAS
13 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.34%) Facebook Platform
14 1 (0.34%) lighttpd
14 1 (0.34%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.68%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Magento
3 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 127 (43.49%) Azure
2 66 (22.60%) SaaS
3 64 (21.92%) AWS
4 48 (16.44%) Azure Service Bus
5 29 (9.93%) Azure Service Fabric
6 24 (8.22%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 24 (8.22%) GitHub
7 23 (7.88%) PaaS
8 21 (7.19%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (6.51%) Azure App Service
9 19 (6.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 19 (6.51%) Azure Storage
9 19 (6.51%) IaaS
10 9 (3.08%) npm
10 9 (3.08%) OpenShift
11 8 (2.74%) Power Platform
11 8 (2.74%) Serverless
12 7 (2.40%) Yarn
13 5 (1.71%) Azure Pipelines
14 4 (1.37%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.93%) Firewall
2 22 (7.53%) VPN
3 19 (6.51%) DNS
4 13 (4.45%) HTTP
5 10 (3.42%) SSL
5 10 (3.42%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.08%) FTP
7 6 (2.05%) Network Security
8 1 (0.34%) 4G
8 1 (0.34%) 5G
8 1 (0.34%) ATM
8 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (40.07%) SQL Server
2 40 (13.70%) MySQL
3 35 (11.99%) Relational Database
4 26 (8.90%) MariaDB
5 24 (8.22%) Data Lake
6 19 (6.51%) Big Data
7 17 (5.82%) Oracle Database
8 9 (3.08%) MS Access
8 9 (3.08%) RDBMS
8 9 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (2.74%) Power BI
10 7 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.71%) DB2
12 4 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.68%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 74 (25.34%) JIRA
2 52 (17.81%) Git (software)
3 39 (13.36%) Jenkins
4 33 (11.30%) Selenium
5 24 (8.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 23 (7.88%) Cucumber
6 23 (7.88%) SoapUI
7 21 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (5.14%) JUnit
9 13 (4.45%) JMeter
10 11 (3.77%) Bitbucket
10 11 (3.77%) PhpStorm
10 11 (3.77%) Visual Studio Code
11 9 (3.08%) ClearQuest
11 9 (3.08%) GitLab
11 9 (3.08%) Maven
11 9 (3.08%) PyCharm
12 8 (2.74%) Gradle
12 8 (2.74%) Postman
12 8 (2.74%) TestNG
General
1 123 (42.12%) Social Skills
2 41 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (9.59%) Finance
4 22 (7.53%) Organisational Skills
5 17 (5.82%) Telecoms
6 14 (4.79%) Presentation Skills
7 9 (3.08%) Local Government
8 7 (2.40%) Marketing
8 7 (2.40%) Retail
9 6 (2.05%) Wearables
10 5 (1.71%) Banking
10 5 (1.71%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (1.71%) Law
11 3 (1.03%) Automotive
11 3 (1.03%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 188 (64.38%) Developer
2 51 (17.47%) C# Developer
3 44 (15.07%) Senior Developer
4 42 (14.38%) Software Developer
5 38 (13.01%) .NET Developer
6 31 (10.62%) Lead Developer
7 28 (9.59%) Full Stack Developer
7 28 (9.59%) Software Engineer
8 27 (9.25%) PHP Developer
9 26 (8.90%) Senior C# Developer
10 21 (7.19%) C# .NET Developer
10 21 (7.19%) SQL Developer
11 18 (6.16%) QA Engineer
12 12 (4.11%) Designer
12 12 (4.11%) Java Developer
12 12 (4.11%) Solutions Designer
13 11 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
13 11 (3.77%) Senior QA Engineer
13 11 (3.77%) Tester
14 10 (3.42%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (57.88%) REST
2 131 (44.86%) Web Services
3 119 (40.75%) .NET
4 111 (38.01%) CSS
5 104 (35.62%) HTML
6 77 (26.37%) XML
7 74 (25.34%) jQuery
8 53 (18.15%) WCF
9 49 (16.78%) RESTful
10 47 (16.10%) AngularJS
11 43 (14.73%) JSON
12 36 (12.33%) ASP.NET
13 33 (11.30%) .NET Core
14 32 (10.96%) Ajax
15 31 (10.62%) React
16 24 (8.22%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (7.88%) .NET Framework
18 21 (7.19%) ActiveMQ
18 21 (7.19%) Middleware
19 20 (6.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.96%) User Experience
2 25 (8.56%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.08%) Cloud Native
4 8 (2.74%) Legacy Systems
5 6 (2.05%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.71%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.71%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.03%) CMDB
7 3 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.03%) Life Science
7 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.03%) PMI
8 2 (0.68%) Legacy Code
8 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.68%) Wiki
9 1 (0.34%) EMV
9 1 (0.34%) EPoS
9 1 (0.34%) Legacy Applications
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.38%) Linux
2 19 (6.51%) VMS
3 15 (5.14%) Unix
4 14 (4.79%) Windows
5 6 (2.05%) Solaris
6 3 (1.03%) Android
6 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.34%) CentOS
8 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.34%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (53.77%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (27.74%) Scrum
3 68 (23.29%) Microservices
4 65 (22.26%) MVC
4 65 (22.26%) Test Automation
5 57 (19.52%) DevOps
6 46 (15.75%) OOP
7 42 (14.38%) Full Stack Development
7 42 (14.38%) OO
7 42 (14.38%) Product Vision
8 39 (13.36%) Software Engineering
8 39 (13.36%) Web Development
9 38 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (11.99%) Unit Testing
11 34 (11.64%) TDD
12 30 (10.27%) Mentoring
13 29 (9.93%) Open Source
13 29 (9.93%) SDLC
14 27 (9.25%) API Testing
15 26 (8.90%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 142 (48.63%) JavaScript
2 128 (43.84%) C#
3 108 (36.99%) SQL
4 72 (24.66%) Java
5 47 (16.10%) PHP
6 30 (10.27%) Python
7 28 (9.59%) T-SQL
8 17 (5.82%) PHP 5
8 17 (5.82%) PHP 7
9 16 (5.48%) PL/SQL
10 10 (3.42%) C++
11 8 (2.74%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.40%) ES6
12 7 (2.40%) VB
13 6 (2.05%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.05%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.71%) Groovy
15 4 (1.37%) Kotlin
15 4 (1.37%) Perl
16 3 (1.03%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 23 (7.88%) Degree
2 12 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.42%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.74%) ISEB
6 6 (2.05%) CEH
6 6 (2.05%) CISA
6 6 (2.05%) GIAC
6 6 (2.05%) OSCE
6 6 (2.05%) OSCP
7 5 (1.71%) Master's Degree
8 4 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (1.03%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.68%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.27%) QA
2 8 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.05%) GDPR
3 6 (2.05%) NIST
4 5 (1.71%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.34%) GRC
System Software
1 42 (14.38%) Docker
2 21 (7.19%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) Postfix
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (12.67%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.05%) Ansible
2 6 (2.05%) Grafana
2 6 (2.05%) HP ALM
2 6 (2.05%) HP Fortify
2 6 (2.05%) WebInspect
3 5 (1.71%) Terraform
4 4 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.37%) Kubeflow
5 3 (1.03%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.34%) Kibana
6 1 (0.34%) logstash
6 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 54 (18.49%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.59%) Oracle
3 17 (5.82%) Zend
4 12 (4.11%) IBM
5 11 (3.77%) Atlassian
6 9 (3.08%) HP
7 8 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.40%) Splunk
9 6 (2.05%) ANSYS
9 6 (2.05%) ArcSight
9 6 (2.05%) Black Duck
9 6 (2.05%) Bloomberg
9 6 (2.05%) Micro Focus
9 6 (2.05%) Qualys
9 6 (2.05%) Remedy
9 6 (2.05%) Sonatype
9 6 (2.05%) Tripwire
9 6 (2.05%) Xamarin
10 5 (1.71%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.37%) Cognizant