The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for XPath skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited XPath over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
XPath (XML Path Language)
England / South West
Rank 216 238 244
Rank change year-on-year +22 +6  
Permanent jobs citing XPath 21 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.42% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.70% 0.40% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 7
Median salary £44,000 £43,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.32% +14.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £43,000 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £54,100 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.09% +7.05%  

XPath is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2993 3233 3289
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 59.61% 55.42% 55.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2523 2755 2867
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing XPath as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for XPath in the South West

XPath
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for XPath in the South West

XPath
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing XPath in the South West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for XPath in the South West

XPath
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Somerset +1 12 £44,000 +2.32%
Gloucestershire +11 7 £43,500 - 3
Bristol 0 2 £62,500 +45.34%
XPath
England

XPath
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing XPath 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 South West region with a requirement for XPath.

1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (96.15%) Scrum
3 24 (92.31%) TDD
3 24 (92.31%) SQL
3 24 (92.31%) XML
4 22 (84.62%) Web Services
5 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
6 17 (65.38%) XQuery
6 17 (65.38%) Java
7 16 (61.54%) XSLT
8 15 (57.69%) Workflow
9 14 (53.85%) JavaScript
9 14 (53.85%) HTML
9 14 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (53.85%) Line Management
10 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 13 (50.00%) Entity Framework
10 13 (50.00%) RESTful
10 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (50.00%) .NET Framework
10 13 (50.00%) WCF
10 13 (50.00%) WPF
10 13 (50.00%) Unit Testing
10 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
10 13 (50.00%) C#
10 13 (50.00%) T-SQL
10 13 (50.00%) .NET
10 13 (50.00%) Kerberos
10 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
10 13 (50.00%) WinForms

XPath
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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:

Business Applications
1 8 (30.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) Kerberos
2 8 (30.77%) SSH
3 2 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.69%) MarkLogic
3 1 (3.85%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
2 9 (34.62%) Jenkins
2 9 (34.62%) JIRA
2 9 (34.62%) Maven
3 8 (30.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (30.77%) Bitbucket
3 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 8 (30.77%) Vagrant
3 8 (30.77%) Zephyr
4 2 (7.69%) Selenium
5 1 (3.85%) Appium
5 1 (3.85%) Gradle
5 1 (3.85%) JUnit
5 1 (3.85%) Mockito
5 1 (3.85%) Spock
5 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Electronics
2 8 (30.77%) Manufacturing
2 8 (30.77%) Marketing
2 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) .NET Developer
2 11 (42.31%) Lead .NET Developer
2 11 (42.31%) Lead Developer
3 6 (23.08%) .NET Software Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Lead Software Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Automation Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Lead Software Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (92.31%) XML
2 22 (84.62%) Web Services
3 16 (61.54%) XSLT
4 14 (53.85%) HTML
5 13 (50.00%) .NET
5 13 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 13 (50.00%) Entity Framework
5 13 (50.00%) RESTful
5 13 (50.00%) WCF
5 13 (50.00%) WinForms
5 13 (50.00%) WPF
6 9 (34.62%) Gherkin
6 9 (34.62%) REST
6 9 (34.62%) SOAP
7 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (11.54%) Spring
8 3 (11.54%) XSD
9 2 (7.69%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (96.15%) Scrum
3 24 (92.31%) TDD
4 15 (57.69%) Workflow
5 14 (53.85%) Line Management
6 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (50.00%) MVC
6 13 (50.00%) Unit Testing
7 12 (46.15%) Process Management
8 10 (38.46%) Programme Management
9 9 (34.62%) BDD
10 8 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (30.77%) Data Transformation
10 8 (30.77%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (30.77%) Kanban
10 8 (30.77%) Manual Testing
10 8 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
10 8 (30.77%) Test Management
10 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) SQL
2 17 (65.38%) Java
2 17 (65.38%) XQuery
3 14 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 13 (50.00%) C#
4 13 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 7 (26.92%) Ruby
6 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 5 (19.23%) C
8 1 (3.85%) Korn
8 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Degree
2 8 (30.77%) ISEB
2 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) FATCA
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (38.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) HP
2 8 (30.77%) SAP
3 2 (7.69%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.85%) Solace
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