Period
to 10 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 6 months to 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 101 84
Rank change year-on-year -24 -17 -26
Permanent jobs citing XML 892 2,551 3,459
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.50% 3.08% 3.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.26% 8.33% 8.81%
Number of salaries quoted 747 2,024 2,995
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,129 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

XML 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 14,243 30,606 39,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.87% 36.97% 40.40%
Number of salaries quoted 11,808 25,025 33,042
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,225
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in the UK excluding London

XML
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for XML in the UK excluding London

XML
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing XML in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Salary histogram for XML in the UK excluding London

XML
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 XML within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 10 August 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 -19 325 £52,500 +16.67% 29
North of England -5 215 £47,500 +9.83% 46
South West +7 136 £45,000 - 23
North West -12 116 £48,500 +7.78% 20
Midlands -15 96 £45,000 +4.65% 20
Yorkshire +62 95 £48,750 +14.71% 22
East of England +23 65 £42,500 -5.56% 12
West Midlands -8 61 £45,250 +0.56% 10
Scotland +12 44 £47,500 +11.76% 6
East Midlands +19 35 £40,000 +6.67% 10
Wales -5 7 £47,500 +18.75% 7
North East +6 4 £41,500 -2.35% 4
Isle of Man - 4 £47,500 -
Northern Ireland -3 3 £70,000 +55.56%
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, IT jobs citing XML 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 XML.

1 427 (47.87%) JavaScript
2 397 (44.51%) HTML
3 390 (43.72%) SQL
4 366 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
5 357 (40.02%) JSON
6 349 (39.13%) C#
7 332 (37.22%) CSS
8 307 (34.42%) .NET
9 271 (30.38%) Java
10 260 (29.15%) Web Services
11 256 (28.70%) SQL Server
12 247 (27.69%) SOAP
13 239 (26.79%) REST
14 205 (22.98%) Git (software)
15 182 (20.40%) jQuery
16 173 (19.39%) Microsoft
17 164 (18.39%) Degree
18 148 (16.59%) ASP.NET
19 147 (16.48%) Azure
20 144 (16.14%) Ajax
21 143 (16.03%) MySQL
21 143 (16.03%) AngularJS
22 142 (15.92%) PHP
23 137 (15.36%) Scrum
24 136 (15.25%) Finance
25 131 (14.69%) Windows
26 127 (14.24%) MVC
26 127 (14.24%) Problem-Solving
27 122 (13.68%) RESTful
28 119 (13.34%) OO

XML
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 80 (8.97%) IIS
2 49 (5.49%) Tomcat
3 29 (3.25%) WordPress
4 27 (3.03%) CMS
5 19 (2.13%) Confluence
6 17 (1.91%) Apache
7 16 (1.79%) JBoss
8 15 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (1.68%) SharePoint
9 12 (1.35%) Joomla!
10 11 (1.23%) ExpressionEngine
10 11 (1.23%) Red Hat Fuse
11 7 (0.78%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.45%) Apache ServiceMix
14 4 (0.45%) Drupal
14 4 (0.45%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 47 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.78%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.56%) MadCap Flare
5 5 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.45%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (3.81%) Magento
2 28 (3.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 21 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (2.02%) Payment Gateway
5 15 (1.68%) NetSuite
6 13 (1.46%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.67%) SAP SD
8 5 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
8 5 (0.56%) Infor CRM
8 5 (0.56%) Sage X3
9 4 (0.45%) assyst
9 4 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.45%) Exchequer
9 4 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.34%) Shopify
11 2 (0.22%) OpenCart
11 2 (0.22%) SAP Business One
12 1 (0.11%) Maximo
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 147 (16.48%) Azure
2 88 (9.87%) AWS
3 38 (4.26%) SaaS
4 27 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
5 25 (2.80%) Dynamics 365
6 21 (2.35%) Serverless
7 19 (2.13%) GitHub
8 14 (1.57%) PaaS
9 13 (1.46%) IaaS
10 12 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.23%) Azure Functions
12 8 (0.90%) GCP
12 8 (0.90%) npm
12 8 (0.90%) Power Platform
13 7 (0.78%) Firebase
14 6 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.67%) Office 365
14 6 (0.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 5 (0.56%) BrowserStack
15 5 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (9.53%) HTTP
2 39 (4.37%) SSL
3 27 (3.03%) VPN
4 25 (2.80%) FTP
5 22 (2.47%) Internet
6 14 (1.57%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.01%) Intranet
8 8 (0.90%) RTP
9 7 (0.78%) Firewall
10 6 (0.67%) LAN
11 5 (0.56%) Network Security
12 4 (0.45%) DNS
13 3 (0.34%) WAN
14 2 (0.22%) 2G
14 2 (0.22%) 3G
14 2 (0.22%) 4G
14 2 (0.22%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
14 2 (0.22%) RFID
14 2 (0.22%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (28.70%) SQL Server
2 143 (16.03%) MySQL
3 56 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
4 48 (5.38%) Relational Database
5 46 (5.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 45 (5.04%) MongoDB
7 43 (4.82%) NoSQL
8 33 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 24 (2.69%) RDBMS
11 22 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (2.24%) SQL Server 2016
13 18 (2.02%) Oracle Database
14 16 (1.79%) Big Data
15 15 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
17 12 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
17 12 (1.35%) SQLite
18 11 (1.23%) DB2
19 10 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 205 (22.98%) Git (software)
2 91 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 77 (8.63%) Visual Studio
4 68 (7.62%) JUnit
4 68 (7.62%) Maven
5 65 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 63 (7.06%) JIRA
7 41 (4.60%) Selenium
8 36 (4.04%) SoapUI
9 35 (3.92%) Mockito
10 32 (3.59%) Subversion
11 29 (3.25%) Eclipse
12 25 (2.80%) Cucumber
12 25 (2.80%) SonarQube
13 23 (2.58%) DbUnit
13 23 (2.58%) jMock
13 23 (2.58%) NUnit
14 18 (2.02%) Gradle
15 17 (1.91%) PHPUnit
16 14 (1.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 136 (15.25%) Finance
2 47 (5.27%) Retail
3 17 (1.91%) Public Sector
4 14 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 14 (1.57%) Marketing
5 12 (1.35%) Aerospace
6 11 (1.23%) Local Government
7 10 (1.12%) Law
7 10 (1.12%) Legal
8 8 (0.90%) Banking
8 8 (0.90%) Games
9 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.34%) Back Office
10 3 (0.34%) Publishing
10 3 (0.34%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.22%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.11%) Advertising
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 551 (61.77%) Developer
2 114 (12.78%) Senior Developer
3 96 (10.76%) Java Developer
4 83 (9.30%) Analyst
5 80 (8.97%) .NET Developer
6 73 (8.18%) C# Developer
7 72 (8.07%) Software Developer
8 71 (7.96%) PHP Developer
9 50 (5.61%) Software Engineer
10 39 (4.37%) Consultant
11 34 (3.81%) Architect
12 33 (3.70%) Applications Support
13 31 (3.48%) Applications Developer
13 31 (3.48%) Junior
14 26 (2.91%) JavaScript Developer
15 25 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
16 24 (2.69%) SQL Developer
17 22 (2.47%) Junior Developer
17 22 (2.47%) Senior C# Developer
17 22 (2.47%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (44.51%) HTML
2 357 (40.02%) JSON
3 332 (37.22%) CSS
4 307 (34.42%) .NET
5 260 (29.15%) Web Services
6 247 (27.69%) SOAP
7 239 (26.79%) REST
8 182 (20.40%) jQuery
9 148 (16.59%) ASP.NET
10 144 (16.14%) Ajax
11 143 (16.03%) AngularJS
12 122 (13.68%) RESTful
13 114 (12.78%) .NET Framework
14 106 (11.88%) Spring
15 90 (10.09%) WCF
16 83 (9.30%) HTML5
17 77 (8.63%) Node.js
18 75 (8.41%) .NET Core
19 62 (6.95%) XSLT
20 61 (6.84%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (3.25%) User Experience
4 23 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.24%) Mobile App
6 16 (1.79%) CMDB
7 14 (1.57%) Driving Licence
8 13 (1.46%) W3C
9 12 (1.35%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.12%) Blog
10 10 (1.12%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.12%) Robotics
11 9 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (0.90%) TRADACOMS
13 6 (0.67%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.56%) Data Centre
14 5 (0.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 131 (14.69%) Windows
2 91 (10.20%) Linux
3 55 (6.17%) Android
4 51 (5.72%) Apple iOS
5 32 (3.59%) Windows Server
6 27 (3.03%) Unix
7 12 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (1.12%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.78%) HPUX
11 5 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.45%) CentOS
12 4 (0.45%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.34%) Debian
13 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.22%) Solaris
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (15.36%) Scrum
3 127 (14.24%) MVC
3 127 (14.24%) Problem-Solving
4 119 (13.34%) OO
5 113 (12.67%) DevOps
5 113 (12.67%) Test Automation
6 100 (11.21%) Software Engineering
7 87 (9.75%) TDD
8 81 (9.08%) Microservices
9 77 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
10 73 (8.18%) Computer Science
11 71 (7.96%) E-Commerce
11 71 (7.96%) OOP
12 70 (7.85%) SDLC
13 68 (7.62%) ITIL
14 62 (6.95%) Web Development
15 57 (6.39%) SOA
16 55 (6.17%) Migration
17 52 (5.83%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 427 (47.87%) JavaScript
2 390 (43.72%) SQL
3 349 (39.13%) C#
4 271 (30.38%) Java
5 142 (15.92%) PHP
6 90 (10.09%) Python
7 75 (8.41%) T-SQL
8 61 (6.84%) C++
9 48 (5.38%) VB
10 39 (4.37%) TypeScript
11 32 (3.59%) C
11 32 (3.59%) PowerShell
12 28 (3.14%) VB.NET
13 27 (3.03%) Ruby
14 25 (2.80%) Apple Swift
14 25 (2.80%) VBA
15 22 (2.47%) Kotlin
15 22 (2.47%) PL/SQL
15 22 (2.47%) VBScript
16 20 (2.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 164 (18.39%) Degree
2 65 (7.29%) Security Cleared
3 40 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.57%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.23%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.23%) MCITP
5 11 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.01%) DBS Check
6 9 (1.01%) HND
7 5 (0.56%) ISEB
7 5 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.45%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.22%) HNC
11 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.11%) CCNP
11 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (7.74%) QA
2 13 (1.46%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.46%) GDPR
3 9 (1.01%) SLA
4 4 (0.45%) PMO
5 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) NCSC
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) RosettaNet
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (5.61%) Docker
2 28 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.80%) vSphere
4 17 (1.91%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.46%) NFS
6 5 (0.56%) NDS
6 5 (0.56%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.11%) HDFS
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (2.35%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.02%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 18 (2.02%) Puppet
3 15 (1.68%) HP UCMDB
4 12 (1.35%) Ansible
4 12 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.78%) Terraform
6 6 (0.67%) HP ALM
6 6 (0.67%) vRealize
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (0.45%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.34%) logstash
8 3 (0.34%) SCCM
8 3 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.22%) Grafana
9 2 (0.22%) Rancher
9 2 (0.22%) Salt
9 2 (0.22%) SCOM
9 2 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 173 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 114 (12.78%) Oracle
3 34 (3.81%) SAP
4 32 (3.59%) Google
5 31 (3.48%) ServiceNow
6 29 (3.25%) VMware
7 28 (3.14%) Remedy
7 28 (3.14%) Xamarin
8 21 (2.35%) HP
9 20 (2.24%) IBM
9 20 (2.24%) NetIQ
10 15 (1.68%) BMC
11 14 (1.57%) Atlassian
12 13 (1.46%) CheckPoint
12 13 (1.46%) Zend
13 12 (1.35%) Adobe
13 12 (1.35%) MuleSoft
13 12 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (1.35%) SolarWinds
13 12 (1.35%) Telerik