Period
to 29 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 164 159
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 -22
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 973 1,750 2,094
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.96% 2.14% 2.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.07% 5.64% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 905 1,400 1,809
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,550 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.10% - -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 19,194 31,036 40,877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.64% 37.91% 41.31%
Number of salaries quoted 15,738 25,220 34,645
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK 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 UK excluding London

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the UK excluding London

SOAP
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SOAP in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for SOAP in the UK excluding London

SOAP
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOAP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Salary histogram for SOAP in the UK excluding London

SOAP
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 29 May 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
South East -1 361 £50,000 +11.11% 20
North of England +21 231 £50,000 +11.11% 26
North West +3 123 £50,000 +6.10% 11
South West +35 120 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Midlands +11 105 £52,500 +16.67% 11
Yorkshire +27 80 £50,000 +24.38% 12
West Midlands +43 74 £59,500 +19.00% 6
East of England +24 64 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Scotland +15 60 £52,500 +12.90% 2
Wales +5 51 £40,361 +7.63% 1
East Midlands +4 31 £43,750 +9.38% 5
North East +33 28 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Northern Ireland +6 1 - -
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 577 (59.30%) REST
2 543 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 477 (49.02%) Web Services
4 446 (45.84%) JavaScript
5 352 (36.18%) SQL
6 339 (34.84%) Java
7 313 (32.17%) HTML
8 302 (31.04%) XML
9 300 (30.83%) C#
10 295 (30.32%) .NET
11 280 (28.78%) CSS
12 249 (25.59%) Test Automation
13 241 (24.77%) SQL Server
14 205 (21.07%) Scrum
15 184 (18.91%) JSON
16 180 (18.50%) PHP
17 172 (17.68%) Linux
18 171 (17.57%) AngularJS
19 170 (17.47%) MVC
20 169 (17.37%) Git (software)
21 161 (16.55%) Finance
22 159 (16.34%) TDD
23 157 (16.14%) MySQL
24 155 (15.93%) RESTful
25 154 (15.83%) jQuery
26 152 (15.62%) SoapUI
27 130 (13.36%) Web Development
28 128 (13.16%) Selenium
29 127 (13.05%) Azure
30 126 (12.95%) Spring

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 56 (5.76%) Tomcat
2 39 (4.01%) Confluence
3 36 (3.70%) IIS
4 33 (3.39%) WebSphere
5 29 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (2.26%) CMS
7 21 (2.16%) JBoss
8 19 (1.95%) WordPress
9 16 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 13 (1.34%) Apache
11 12 (1.23%) Red Hat Fuse
12 10 (1.03%) SharePoint
13 9 (0.92%) Drupal
14 7 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.62%) EPiServer
15 6 (0.62%) nginx
15 6 (0.62%) Umbraco
16 5 (0.51%) Anypoint
17 4 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
17 4 (0.41%) Mule
Applications
1 19 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (1.85%) Magento
2 16 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.82%) BASE24
4 8 (0.82%) Oracle CRM
5 6 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.51%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 3 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.10%) Eikon
9 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 127 (13.05%) Azure
2 121 (12.44%) AWS
3 89 (9.15%) SaaS
4 43 (4.42%) GitHub
5 40 (4.11%) PaaS
6 37 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (1.95%) Power Platform
8 14 (1.44%) Serverless
9 13 (1.34%) Oracle CX
10 12 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (1.23%) GCP
11 11 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (1.13%) npm
12 10 (1.03%) IaaS
13 9 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.92%) Logic Apps
13 9 (0.92%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 7 (0.72%) iPaaS
15 6 (0.62%) BrowserStack
16 5 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.39%) SSL
2 29 (2.98%) HTTP
3 17 (1.75%) Internet
4 11 (1.13%) SSH
5 10 (1.03%) ATM
5 10 (1.03%) FTP
5 10 (1.03%) VPN
6 9 (0.92%) DNS
7 8 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.62%) Skype
9 5 (0.51%) DHCP
9 5 (0.51%) WAN
10 3 (0.31%) 2G
10 3 (0.31%) 3G
10 3 (0.31%) Firewall
10 3 (0.31%) GSM
10 3 (0.31%) Megaco
10 3 (0.31%) RTP
10 3 (0.31%) SNMP
10 3 (0.31%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (24.77%) SQL Server
2 157 (16.14%) MySQL
3 77 (7.91%) Relational Database
4 48 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (4.11%) RDBMS
6 38 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (2.47%) Oracle Database
10 18 (1.85%) Power BI
11 17 (1.75%) NoSQL
12 15 (1.54%) DB2
13 13 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (1.34%) MongoDB
14 12 (1.23%) Redis
15 9 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 5 (0.51%) Big Data
17 5 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
18 4 (0.41%) GIS
Development Applications
1 169 (17.37%) Git (software)
2 152 (15.62%) SoapUI
3 128 (13.16%) Selenium
4 113 (11.61%) Jenkins
5 99 (10.17%) JUnit
6 96 (9.87%) Maven
7 73 (7.50%) JIRA
8 64 (6.58%) Cucumber
8 64 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 60 (6.17%) Postman
10 50 (5.14%) SonarQube
11 42 (4.32%) Visual Studio
12 41 (4.21%) Bitbucket
13 38 (3.91%) HP UFT
14 37 (3.80%) Mockito
15 36 (3.70%) WebDriver
16 35 (3.60%) DbUnit
16 35 (3.60%) jMock
17 33 (3.39%) LoadRunner
18 30 (3.08%) NUnit
General
1 161 (16.55%) Finance
2 45 (4.62%) Banking
2 45 (4.62%) Retail
3 42 (4.32%) Public Sector
4 36 (3.70%) Marketing
5 35 (3.60%) Manufacturing
6 24 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.95%) Law
8 14 (1.44%) Electronics
9 13 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.13%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.82%) Advertising
12 7 (0.72%) Legal
13 6 (0.62%) Local Government
14 5 (0.51%) Automotive
15 3 (0.31%) Military
16 2 (0.21%) Games
17 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 587 (60.33%) Developer
2 165 (16.96%) Senior Developer
3 141 (14.49%) Java Developer
4 132 (13.57%) Software Developer
5 114 (11.72%) PHP Developer
6 102 (10.48%) .NET Developer
7 88 (9.04%) Tester
8 75 (7.71%) C# Developer
9 68 (6.99%) Senior Software Developer
9 68 (6.99%) Software Engineer
10 66 (6.78%) Analyst
11 57 (5.86%) Senior PHP Developer
12 54 (5.55%) Consultant
13 48 (4.93%) .NET Software Developer
14 46 (4.73%) Web Developer
15 43 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
16 42 (4.32%) Software Tester
17 39 (4.01%) Applications Developer
18 38 (3.91%) Architect
19 37 (3.80%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 577 (59.30%) REST
2 477 (49.02%) Web Services
3 313 (32.17%) HTML
4 302 (31.04%) XML
5 295 (30.32%) .NET
6 280 (28.78%) CSS
7 184 (18.91%) JSON
8 171 (17.57%) AngularJS
9 155 (15.93%) RESTful
10 154 (15.83%) jQuery
11 126 (12.95%) Spring
12 123 (12.64%) ASP.NET
12 123 (12.64%) WCF
13 109 (11.20%) Ajax
14 92 (9.46%) Node.js
15 78 (8.02%) Laravel
16 74 (7.61%) React
17 73 (7.50%) J2EE
18 61 (6.27%) .NET Core
19 53 (5.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.55%) Mobile App
3 34 (3.49%) Virtual Team
4 32 (3.29%) User Experience
5 31 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (1.34%) CMDB
10 12 (1.23%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.13%) IVR
12 10 (1.03%) EMV
12 10 (1.03%) Mainframe
12 10 (1.03%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.03%) Robotics
13 9 (0.92%) iSeries
14 8 (0.82%) Data Centre
14 8 (0.82%) Online Banking
14 8 (0.82%) Tandem
15 7 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 172 (17.68%) Linux
2 71 (7.30%) Windows
3 29 (2.98%) Unix
4 20 (2.06%) Android
5 18 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.64%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.23%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.51%) OS/400
9 4 (0.41%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.31%) CentOS
10 3 (0.31%) Solaris
10 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.21%) Debian
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (25.59%) Test Automation
3 205 (21.07%) Scrum
4 170 (17.47%) MVC
5 159 (16.34%) TDD
6 130 (13.36%) Web Development
7 120 (12.33%) OO
8 118 (12.13%) BDD
9 114 (11.72%) Software Engineering
10 111 (11.41%) Microservices
11 107 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
11 107 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
12 106 (10.89%) DevOps
13 99 (10.17%) OOP
14 91 (9.35%) SDLC
14 91 (9.35%) Unit Testing
15 82 (8.43%) Computer Science
16 80 (8.22%) E-Commerce
17 69 (7.09%) Mentoring
17 69 (7.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 446 (45.84%) JavaScript
2 352 (36.18%) SQL
3 339 (34.84%) Java
4 300 (30.83%) C#
5 180 (18.50%) PHP
6 80 (8.22%) Python
7 69 (7.09%) T-SQL
8 42 (4.32%) TypeScript
9 30 (3.08%) PL/SQL
10 28 (2.88%) PowerShell
11 27 (2.77%) C++
11 27 (2.77%) PHP 7
12 21 (2.16%) Scala
13 19 (1.95%) Bash Shell
14 18 (1.85%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.75%) Apex Code
15 17 (1.75%) C
16 16 (1.64%) Java 8
16 16 (1.64%) VBScript
17 14 (1.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 121 (12.44%) Degree
2 58 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (3.29%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.75%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.23%) ISEB
7 11 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.92%) MCITP
9 4 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.31%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.21%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.10%) CIW
12 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.76%) QA
2 31 (3.19%) PMO
3 14 (1.44%) GDPR
4 10 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.82%) ISO 8583
7 6 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.21%) HL7
10 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.10%) NCSC
10 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 106 (10.89%) Docker
2 21 (2.16%) vSphere
3 20 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.13%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.13%) Postfix
5 5 (0.51%) NFS
6 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.10%) ACF2
7 1 (0.10%) RACF
7 1 (0.10%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 53 (5.45%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.03%) HP UCMDB
3 9 (0.92%) HP ALM
3 9 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (0.82%) Terraform
5 5 (0.51%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 4 (0.41%) Ansible
6 4 (0.41%) CloudHub
6 4 (0.41%) Puppet
7 3 (0.31%) Grafana
7 3 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.31%) SCCM
8 2 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.10%) MIIS
9 1 (0.10%) MOM
9 1 (0.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 123 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 101 (10.38%) Oracle
3 46 (4.73%) Zend
4 43 (4.42%) SAP
5 39 (4.01%) IBM
6 27 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (2.77%) ServiceNow
7 20 (2.06%) VMware
8 19 (1.95%) HP
8 19 (1.95%) MuleSoft
9 17 (1.75%) Google
10 16 (1.64%) Atlassian
11 13 (1.34%) Intapp
11 13 (1.34%) Remedy
12 11 (1.13%) Veracode
13 10 (1.03%) Automation Anywhere
13 10 (1.03%) Blue Prism
13 10 (1.03%) BMC
13 10 (1.03%) UiPath
14 9 (0.92%) CA