Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 134 148
Rank change year-on-year -18 +14 +5
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 1,980 2,532 2,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.14% 2.62% 2.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.40% 6.35% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,559 2,131 2,228
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,200 £67,500 £62,500
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 36,641 39,873 42,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.60% 41.31% 38.38%
Number of salaries quoted 30,656 33,620 36,393
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +2 617 £45,500 -9.00% 77
North of England -56 445 £45,000 -5.26% 96
North West -44 269 £45,000 -10.00% 56
Midlands -44 258 £44,000 +10.00% 56
South West -8 257 £47,500 +18.75% 42
East of England -26 201 £52,500 +6.06% 40
Yorkshire -56 152 £45,000 -2.17% 29
Scotland -18 136 £43,500 +8.75% 24
West Midlands -51 133 £44,000 +10.00% 33
East Midlands -6 125 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Wales +40 84 £40,000 +6.67% 5
North East -25 24 £40,750 +1.88% 11
Northern Ireland -3 1 - - 5
SOAP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,060 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
2 1,028 (51.92%) Web Services
3 1,012 (51.11%) REST
4 850 (42.93%) Java
5 836 (42.22%) JavaScript
6 831 (41.97%) SQL
7 815 (41.16%) .NET
8 785 (39.65%) C#
9 742 (37.47%) XML
10 689 (34.80%) HTML
11 618 (31.21%) CSS
12 597 (30.15%) SQL Server
13 531 (26.82%) MVC
14 476 (24.04%) Scrum
15 451 (22.78%) RESTful
16 440 (22.22%) JSON
17 411 (20.76%) Git (software)
18 405 (20.45%) Spring
19 386 (19.49%) Microsoft
20 385 (19.44%) Finance
21 381 (19.24%) ASP.NET
22 356 (17.98%) jQuery
23 348 (17.58%) TDD
24 341 (17.22%) Test Automation
25 329 (16.62%) Oracle
26 311 (15.71%) Software Engineering
27 302 (15.25%) OO
28 292 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
29 291 (14.70%) Linux
30 285 (14.39%) MySQL

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
1 129 (6.52%) Confluence
2 117 (5.91%) JBoss
3 86 (4.34%) BizTalk Server
4 84 (4.24%) WebSphere
5 83 (4.19%) Apache
5 83 (4.19%) Tomcat
6 81 (4.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 65 (3.28%) CMS
8 61 (3.08%) IIS
9 57 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
9 57 (2.88%) WebLogic
10 37 (1.87%) Apache Pig
11 35 (1.77%) Mule
12 31 (1.57%) Anypoint
13 25 (1.26%) Mule ESB
14 24 (1.21%) WordPress
15 23 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
15 23 (1.16%) SharePoint
16 21 (1.06%) Apache Solr
16 21 (1.06%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.20%) Weka
5 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.051%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.051%) HipChat
6 1 (0.051%) Maya
6 1 (0.051%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.51%) Magento
4 7 (0.35%) Documaker
5 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.20%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.20%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.20%) Scribe Insight
5 4 (0.20%) StreamServe
6 3 (0.15%) Exstream
6 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.10%) Infor LN
7 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.10%) SAP FI-CA
7 2 (0.10%) SAP PSCD
8 1 (0.051%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.051%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 1 (0.051%) Sonata
8 1 (0.051%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 243 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 196 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (2.42%) SaaS
4 38 (1.92%) GitHub
5 29 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (1.06%) npm
9 19 (0.96%) IaaS
10 18 (0.91%) Sage Pay
11 16 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.71%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.71%) Serverless
13 13 (0.66%) iPaaS
14 12 (0.61%) Office 365
15 10 (0.51%) Google Analytics
16 9 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 9 (0.45%) PaaS
17 8 (0.40%) Azure Functions
17 8 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 128 (6.46%) HTTP
2 84 (4.24%) SSL
3 77 (3.89%) TCP/IP
4 47 (2.37%) Firewall
5 35 (1.77%) Internet
6 32 (1.62%) HTTPS
7 24 (1.21%) DNS
8 19 (0.96%) FTP
9 15 (0.76%) SSH
10 12 (0.61%) DHCP
11 10 (0.51%) OpenVPN
12 9 (0.45%) SAN
12 9 (0.45%) SMS
13 8 (0.40%) SNMP
14 7 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (0.35%) ICMP
14 7 (0.35%) IMAP
14 7 (0.35%) POP3
14 7 (0.35%) SMTP
14 7 (0.35%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 597 (30.15%) SQL Server
2 285 (14.39%) MySQL
3 161 (8.13%) Relational Database
4 108 (5.45%) Big Data
4 108 (5.45%) NoSQL
5 98 (4.95%) MongoDB
6 82 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 68 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
8 64 (3.23%) Oracle Database
9 63 (3.18%) Hadoop
9 63 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 58 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 55 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
12 47 (2.37%) RDBMS
13 36 (1.82%) Apache Hive
14 35 (1.77%) Redis
15 33 (1.67%) GIS
15 33 (1.67%) Power BI
16 29 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 28 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 411 (20.76%) Git (software)
2 280 (14.14%) JIRA
3 246 (12.42%) Selenium
4 230 (11.62%) SoapUI
5 226 (11.41%) JUnit
6 205 (10.35%) Maven
7 195 (9.85%) Visual Studio
8 178 (8.99%) Jenkins
9 144 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 118 (5.96%) Cucumber
11 117 (5.91%) Subversion
12 80 (4.04%) Gradle
13 77 (3.89%) JMeter
14 75 (3.79%) Bitbucket
15 71 (3.59%) NUnit
16 70 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 59 (2.98%) Eclipse
18 53 (2.68%) MSTest
19 43 (2.17%) IntelliJ
19 43 (2.17%) Robot Framework
General
1 385 (19.44%) Finance
2 92 (4.65%) Marketing
3 86 (4.34%) Telecoms
4 80 (4.04%) Manufacturing
5 72 (3.64%) Retail
6 68 (3.43%) Banking
7 59 (2.98%) Electronics
8 30 (1.52%) Back Office
9 26 (1.31%) Advertising
10 19 (0.96%) Games
11 16 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.66%) Automotive
13 12 (0.61%) Publishing
14 10 (0.51%) Law
14 10 (0.51%) Legal
15 7 (0.35%) Billing
16 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.20%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,217 (61.46%) Developer
2 347 (17.53%) Java Developer
3 277 (13.99%) .NET Developer
4 231 (11.67%) C# Developer
5 208 (10.51%) Software Developer
6 207 (10.45%) Software Engineer
7 206 (10.40%) Senior Developer
8 164 (8.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 138 (6.97%) Lead Developer
10 131 (6.62%) Analyst
11 118 (5.96%) C# Software Engineer
12 111 (5.61%) Architect
13 99 (5.00%) Java Engineer
14 92 (4.65%) C# Software Developer
15 85 (4.29%) Tester
16 84 (4.24%) .NET Software Developer
17 79 (3.99%) PHP Developer
18 77 (3.89%) Senior Java Developer
19 74 (3.74%) Full Stack Developer
20 72 (3.64%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,028 (51.92%) Web Services
2 1,012 (51.11%) REST
3 815 (41.16%) .NET
4 742 (37.47%) XML
5 689 (34.80%) HTML
6 618 (31.21%) CSS
7 451 (22.78%) RESTful
8 440 (22.22%) JSON
9 405 (20.45%) Spring
10 381 (19.24%) ASP.NET
11 356 (17.98%) jQuery
12 269 (13.59%) WCF
13 249 (12.58%) AngularJS
14 243 (12.27%) .NET Framework
15 228 (11.52%) HTML5
16 190 (9.60%) Hibernate
17 158 (7.98%) Ajax
18 157 (7.93%) Java EE
19 156 (7.88%) ASP.NET MVC
20 149 (7.53%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 131 (6.62%) Computer Science
2 126 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (5.35%) User Experience
4 101 (5.10%) Mobile App
5 99 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
6 89 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
7 68 (3.43%) Fintech
8 63 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
9 41 (2.07%) Management Information System
10 36 (1.82%) Robotics
11 25 (1.26%) Client/Server
11 25 (1.26%) PMI
12 24 (1.21%) Mainframe
13 22 (1.11%) W3C
14 17 (0.86%) Smartphone
15 16 (0.81%) Driving Licence
16 15 (0.76%) Cloud Native
16 15 (0.76%) Data Structures
17 13 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
18 12 (0.61%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 291 (14.70%) Linux
2 249 (12.58%) Windows
3 98 (4.95%) Android
4 97 (4.90%) Unix
5 88 (4.44%) Apple iOS
6 39 (1.97%) Mac OS X
7 32 (1.62%) Windows Server
8 19 (0.96%) CentOS
9 14 (0.71%) Mac OS
10 13 (0.66%) AIX
11 10 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.40%) Solaris
14 7 (0.35%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.30%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.20%) Debian
16 4 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,060 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (26.82%) MVC
3 476 (24.04%) Scrum
4 348 (17.58%) TDD
5 341 (17.22%) Test Automation
6 311 (15.71%) Software Engineering
7 302 (15.25%) OO
8 292 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
9 255 (12.88%) SOA
10 238 (12.02%) Unit Testing
11 237 (11.97%) Microservices
12 228 (11.52%) SDLC
13 219 (11.06%) Problem-Solving
14 202 (10.20%) E-Commerce
15 187 (9.44%) Web Development
16 179 (9.04%) DevOps
17 138 (6.97%) OOP
18 127 (6.41%) BDD
19 121 (6.11%) Kanban
20 109 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 850 (42.93%) Java
2 836 (42.22%) JavaScript
3 831 (41.97%) SQL
4 785 (39.65%) C#
5 249 (12.58%) PHP
6 210 (10.61%) T-SQL
7 193 (9.75%) Python
8 168 (8.48%) C++
9 136 (6.87%) PL/SQL
10 104 (5.25%) Java 8
11 87 (4.39%) PowerShell
12 69 (3.48%) Bash Shell
12 69 (3.48%) VB.NET
13 68 (3.43%) C
14 46 (2.32%) Objective-C
15 39 (1.97%) Perl
16 34 (1.72%) ES6
17 31 (1.57%) Groovy
18 26 (1.31%) Ruby
19 25 (1.26%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 249 (12.58%) Degree
2 52 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (2.58%) Security Cleared
4 47 (2.37%) ISTQB
5 44 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (2.07%) CISSP
7 38 (1.92%) ISEB
8 34 (1.72%) CCNA
8 34 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (1.67%) DV Cleared
9 33 (1.67%) MCSE
10 32 (1.62%) SANS
11 31 (1.57%) CompTIA Security+
11 31 (1.57%) GIAC
11 31 (1.57%) Linux+ Certification
11 31 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
11 31 (1.57%) SSCP
12 26 (1.31%) Numerate Degree
13 25 (1.26%) PMI Certification
14 15 (0.76%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (11.52%) QA
2 17 (0.86%) GDPR
3 11 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.51%) SLA
5 5 (0.25%) PA-DSS
5 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.20%) COBIT
6 4 (0.20%) ISO 8583
6 4 (0.20%) SEPA
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.10%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.051%) HL7
8 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 133 (6.72%) Docker
2 32 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (1.62%) vSphere
3 26 (1.31%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (0.66%) VirtualBox
5 10 (0.51%) Varnish
6 9 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.35%) Samba
8 6 (0.30%) Firmware
9 5 (0.25%) HDFS
10 4 (0.20%) KVM
11 2 (0.10%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (0.10%) NFS
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.051%) RACF
Systems Management
1 56 (2.83%) Puppet
2 32 (1.62%) Salt
3 31 (1.57%) Ansible
4 22 (1.11%) Kubernetes
5 16 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.51%) CloudHub
7 10 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.40%) Nagios
9 7 (0.35%) Rancher
9 7 (0.35%) Sysdig
9 7 (0.35%) vRealize
10 5 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.20%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
12 3 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
12 3 (0.15%) cPanel
12 3 (0.15%) HP ALM
13 2 (0.10%) CA Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 386 (19.49%) Microsoft
2 329 (16.62%) Oracle
3 102 (5.15%) SAP
4 81 (4.09%) Salesforce.com
5 70 (3.54%) IBM
6 50 (2.53%) MuleSoft
7 46 (2.32%) Google
8 33 (1.67%) VMware
9 22 (1.11%) Apple
10 21 (1.06%) webMethods
11 20 (1.01%) HP
11 20 (1.01%) Splunk
12 19 (0.96%) ServiceNow
13 18 (0.91%) Red Hat
14 17 (0.86%) Talend
15 16 (0.81%) AppDynamics
15 16 (0.81%) Cisco
15 16 (0.81%) hybris
16 15 (0.76%) Telerik
16 15 (0.76%) Xamarin