Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 137 147
Rank change year-on-year -25 +10 +1
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 1,851 2,472 2,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.10% 2.46% 2.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.41% 5.96% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,489 2,110 2,134
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £64,925
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 34,185 41,501 41,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 38.83% 41.35% 38.84%
Number of salaries quoted 28,014 35,059 35,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 0 581 £46,000 +2.22% 88
North of England -48 402 £45,000 -10.00% 122
Midlands -33 253 £42,750 +6.88% 56
North West -47 251 £42,500 -15.00% 68
South West +6 235 £45,000 +12.50% 31
East of England -14 195 £52,500 - 43
West Midlands -33 154 £43,000 +7.50% 32
Yorkshire -53 123 £45,000 -10.00% 40
Scotland -21 120 £46,500 +16.25% 25
East Midlands +11 99 £42,500 +13.33% 24
Wales +28 73 £40,000 +3.23% 13
North East 0 28 £42,500 +8.28% 14
Northern Ireland -23 1 - - 2
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 1,036 (55.97%) Agile Software Development
2 944 (51.00%) Web Services
3 914 (49.38%) REST
4 804 (43.44%) JavaScript
5 754 (40.73%) SQL
6 744 (40.19%) Java
7 740 (39.98%) .NET
8 722 (39.01%) C#
9 693 (37.44%) XML
10 662 (35.76%) HTML
11 587 (31.71%) CSS
12 527 (28.47%) SQL Server
13 498 (26.90%) MVC
14 492 (26.58%) Scrum
15 414 (22.37%) RESTful
16 406 (21.93%) Git (software)
17 402 (21.72%) JSON
18 381 (20.58%) Spring
19 371 (20.04%) ASP.NET
20 370 (19.99%) Microsoft
21 346 (18.69%) Finance
22 344 (18.58%) TDD
23 340 (18.37%) jQuery
24 330 (17.83%) Test Automation
25 319 (17.23%) Oracle
26 294 (15.88%) Continuous Integration
27 287 (15.51%) WCF
28 284 (15.34%) MySQL
29 277 (14.96%) Linux
30 275 (14.86%) OO

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
1 126 (6.81%) Confluence
2 97 (5.24%) Apache
3 92 (4.97%) JBoss
4 74 (4.00%) IIS
5 73 (3.94%) BizTalk Server
6 67 (3.62%) WebSphere
7 65 (3.51%) CMS
7 65 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
8 63 (3.40%) Tomcat
9 56 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 35 (1.89%) Apache Spark
11 31 (1.67%) Anypoint
11 31 (1.67%) Apache Solr
12 29 (1.57%) Apache Pig
13 28 (1.51%) WebLogic
14 24 (1.30%) Mule
14 24 (1.30%) SharePoint
15 18 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
15 18 (0.97%) WordPress
16 16 (0.86%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 12 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.54%) Weka
3 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.054%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.054%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.49%) Magento
4 8 (0.43%) osCommerce
5 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.22%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.22%) SAP FI-CA
6 4 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.22%) Scribe Insight
6 4 (0.22%) StreamServe
7 3 (0.16%) Exstream
7 3 (0.16%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.11%) Infor LN
8 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.054%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 252 (13.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 205 (11.08%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (3.13%) SaaS
4 42 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (1.46%) GitHub
6 22 (1.19%) npm
7 21 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
7 21 (1.13%) Office 365
8 18 (0.97%) Sage Pay
9 16 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (0.81%) iPaaS
10 15 (0.81%) PaaS
10 15 (0.81%) Serverless
11 14 (0.76%) IaaS
12 10 (0.54%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 10 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 8 (0.43%) Azure Functions
13 8 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (6.43%) HTTP
2 69 (3.73%) SSL
3 67 (3.62%) TCP/IP
4 37 (2.00%) Firewall
5 24 (1.30%) Internet
6 21 (1.13%) DNS
7 18 (0.97%) FTP
8 16 (0.86%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (0.49%) SAN
11 7 (0.38%) DHCP
12 6 (0.32%) Extranet
12 6 (0.32%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.32%) SMS
12 6 (0.32%) VPN
13 5 (0.27%) Intranet
14 4 (0.22%) Asterisk PBX
14 4 (0.22%) Network Security
14 4 (0.22%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 527 (28.47%) SQL Server
2 284 (15.34%) MySQL
3 162 (8.75%) Relational Database
4 112 (6.05%) Big Data
5 105 (5.67%) MongoDB
6 84 (4.54%) NoSQL
7 73 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
8 68 (3.67%) Oracle Database
9 65 (3.51%) Hadoop
10 64 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 55 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 52 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
13 40 (2.16%) RDBMS
14 38 (2.05%) Redis
15 35 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
16 34 (1.84%) Apache Hive
17 28 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
17 28 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
18 27 (1.46%) GIS
19 23 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 406 (21.93%) Git (software)
2 262 (14.15%) JIRA
3 243 (13.13%) Selenium
4 234 (12.64%) SoapUI
5 216 (11.67%) Visual Studio
6 202 (10.91%) Maven
7 192 (10.37%) JUnit
8 175 (9.45%) Jenkins
9 144 (7.78%) Cucumber
10 130 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 118 (6.37%) Subversion
12 87 (4.70%) Gradle
13 86 (4.65%) JMeter
14 80 (4.32%) Bitbucket
15 71 (3.84%) NUnit
16 62 (3.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 60 (3.24%) Eclipse
18 46 (2.49%) MSTest
19 42 (2.27%) webpack
20 37 (2.00%) IntelliJ
General
1 346 (18.69%) Finance
2 86 (4.65%) Marketing
3 74 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 69 (3.73%) Manufacturing
5 67 (3.62%) Banking
6 63 (3.40%) Retail
7 57 (3.08%) Electronics
8 34 (1.84%) Back Office
9 27 (1.46%) Law
10 17 (0.92%) Games
11 16 (0.86%) Publishing
12 15 (0.81%) Retail Banking
13 14 (0.76%) Advertising
14 11 (0.59%) Automotive
15 7 (0.38%) Legal
16 6 (0.32%) Billing
16 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.22%) Local Government
18 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
19 2 (0.11%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1,157 (62.51%) Developer
2 309 (16.69%) Java Developer
3 271 (14.64%) .NET Developer
4 234 (12.64%) Software Developer
5 209 (11.29%) C# Developer
6 184 (9.94%) Senior Developer
7 169 (9.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 155 (8.37%) Software Engineer
9 124 (6.70%) Lead Developer
10 118 (6.37%) Analyst
11 110 (5.94%) PHP Developer
12 102 (5.51%) Architect
13 96 (5.19%) C# Software Developer
14 88 (4.75%) .NET Software Developer
15 87 (4.70%) C# Software Engineer
16 84 (4.54%) Tester
17 76 (4.11%) Web Developer
18 74 (4.00%) Consultant
18 74 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
18 74 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 944 (51.00%) Web Services
2 914 (49.38%) REST
3 740 (39.98%) .NET
4 693 (37.44%) XML
5 662 (35.76%) HTML
6 587 (31.71%) CSS
7 414 (22.37%) RESTful
8 402 (21.72%) JSON
9 381 (20.58%) Spring
10 371 (20.04%) ASP.NET
11 340 (18.37%) jQuery
12 287 (15.51%) WCF
13 253 (13.67%) AngularJS
14 222 (11.99%) .NET Framework
14 222 (11.99%) HTML5
15 171 (9.24%) Hibernate
16 156 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
17 142 (7.67%) CSS3
18 140 (7.56%) J2EE
18 140 (7.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 111 (6.00%) User Experience
2 110 (5.94%) Mobile App
3 107 (5.78%) Greenfield Project
4 102 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
5 76 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
6 68 (3.67%) Fintech
7 51 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
8 33 (1.78%) PMI
9 31 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 30 (1.62%) Robotics
11 22 (1.19%) W3C
12 20 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 19 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (0.76%) EPoS
14 14 (0.76%) N-Tier
15 13 (0.70%) Taxonomies
16 12 (0.65%) Data Structures
16 12 (0.65%) DataPower
17 11 (0.59%) Algorithms
17 11 (0.59%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 277 (14.96%) Linux
2 229 (12.37%) Windows
3 100 (5.40%) Unix
4 68 (3.67%) Android
5 65 (3.51%) Apple iOS
6 39 (2.11%) Windows Server
7 29 (1.57%) Mac OS X
8 15 (0.81%) CentOS
9 12 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.59%) Mac OS
10 11 (0.59%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.49%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.49%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.22%) AIX
13 4 (0.22%) Debian
13 4 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.054%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,036 (55.97%) Agile Software Development
2 498 (26.90%) MVC
3 492 (26.58%) Scrum
4 344 (18.58%) TDD
5 330 (17.83%) Test Automation
6 294 (15.88%) Continuous Integration
7 275 (14.86%) OO
8 266 (14.37%) Software Engineering
9 230 (12.43%) SOA
10 229 (12.37%) SDLC
11 226 (12.21%) Microservices
12 222 (11.99%) Unit Testing
13 207 (11.18%) Web Development
14 205 (11.08%) DevOps
15 202 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
16 182 (9.83%) E-Commerce
17 131 (7.08%) BDD
18 122 (6.59%) OOP
19 120 (6.48%) Computer Science
20 110 (5.94%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 804 (43.44%) JavaScript
2 754 (40.73%) SQL
3 744 (40.19%) Java
4 722 (39.01%) C#
5 233 (12.59%) PHP
6 213 (11.51%) T-SQL
7 153 (8.27%) C++
8 149 (8.05%) Python
9 132 (7.13%) PL/SQL
10 99 (5.35%) Java 8
11 75 (4.05%) PowerShell
12 56 (3.03%) Bash Shell
13 53 (2.86%) C
14 51 (2.76%) ES6
15 45 (2.43%) VB.NET
16 38 (2.05%) Objective-C
17 35 (1.89%) Perl
18 26 (1.40%) Shell Script
19 25 (1.35%) Groovy
20 22 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 242 (13.07%) Degree
2 57 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 54 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 40 (2.16%) ISTQB
5 33 (1.78%) CISSP
5 33 (1.78%) PMI Certification
6 31 (1.67%) ISEB
7 27 (1.46%) SC Cleared
8 26 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (1.30%) DV Cleared
10 24 (1.30%) MCSE
11 23 (1.24%) CCNA
11 23 (1.24%) SANS
12 22 (1.19%) CompTIA Security+
12 22 (1.19%) GIAC
12 22 (1.19%) Linux+ Certification
12 22 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
12 22 (1.19%) SSCP
13 19 (1.03%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (12.53%) QA
2 19 (1.03%) GDPR
3 15 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.38%) SLA
5 4 (0.22%) HL7
5 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (0.16%) GAMP
7 2 (0.11%) COBIT
7 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.11%) PA-DSS
7 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) SEPA
7 2 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 129 (6.97%) Docker
2 26 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.30%) vSphere
4 20 (1.08%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.81%) HDFS
7 10 (0.54%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.49%) Varnish
9 8 (0.43%) NFS
10 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.32%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.22%) Firmware
12 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.054%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.054%) KVM
13 1 (0.054%) RACF
13 1 (0.054%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (2.32%) Puppet
2 26 (1.40%) Kubernetes
3 24 (1.30%) Salt
4 20 (1.08%) Ansible
5 11 (0.59%) CloudHub
5 11 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.27%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.22%) CA Wily
12 3 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
12 3 (0.16%) Terraform
13 2 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.11%) cPanel
13 2 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (0.11%) Kibana
13 2 (0.11%) SCOM
14 1 (0.054%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 370 (19.99%) Microsoft
2 319 (17.23%) Oracle
3 100 (5.40%) SAP
4 55 (2.97%) Google
5 53 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 48 (2.59%) IBM
7 44 (2.38%) MuleSoft
8 28 (1.51%) VMware
9 22 (1.19%) Atlassian
10 21 (1.13%) Xamarin
11 20 (1.08%) webMethods
12 19 (1.03%) Telerik
13 18 (0.97%) Zend
14 16 (0.86%) Red Hat
14 16 (0.86%) Talend
15 15 (0.81%) Apple
16 14 (0.76%) Splunk
16 14 (0.76%) Tableau
17 11 (0.59%) HP
17 11 (0.59%) hybris