Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 174 120 84
Rank change year-on-year -54 -36 -13
Permanent jobs citing XML 647 1,831 3,038
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.79% 2.57% 3.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.22% 6.80% 9.17%
Number of salaries quoted 569 1,509 2,682
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 15,326 26,915 33,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 42.34% 37.81% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 12,902 22,280 27,285
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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 -47 193 £50,000 +11.11% 47
North of England -41 141 £47,500 +11.76% 61
South West -28 98 £50,000 +19.76% 20
Midlands +1 93 £40,000 -5.88% 45
North West -37 80 £47,500 +9.78% 34
Scotland +3 60 £50,000 +11.11% 19
West Midlands +29 58 £43,500 -3.33% 27
East of England +30 50 £40,500 -16.92% 20
Yorkshire -11 47 £51,250 +10.81% 21
East Midlands -10 35 £40,000 +3.90% 18
North East +7 13 £37,500 - 6
Northern Ireland +16 6 £53,750 +26.47% 2
Wales +9 5 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Isle of Man - 1 - -
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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.

1 366 (56.57%) JavaScript
2 342 (52.86%) HTML
3 314 (48.53%) CSS
4 306 (47.30%) SQL
5 300 (46.37%) Agile Software Development
6 291 (44.98%) JSON
7 229 (35.39%) C#
7 229 (35.39%) .NET
8 183 (28.28%) Web Services
9 180 (27.82%) SQL Server
10 164 (25.35%) REST
11 160 (24.73%) jQuery
12 149 (23.03%) Java
13 145 (22.41%) Git (software)
14 142 (21.95%) AngularJS
15 137 (21.17%) Finance
16 132 (20.40%) Azure
17 127 (19.63%) ASP.NET
18 123 (19.01%) SOAP
19 111 (17.16%) PHP
20 103 (15.92%) HTML5
21 102 (15.77%) MVC
22 101 (15.61%) Scrum
23 94 (14.53%) Ajax
24 92 (14.22%) RESTful
25 91 (14.06%) Spring
26 89 (13.76%) Test Automation
27 86 (13.29%) AWS
28 85 (13.14%) Web Development
29 82 (12.67%) JIRA

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 40 (6.18%) IIS
1 40 (6.18%) Tomcat
2 39 (6.03%) Confluence
3 32 (4.95%) CMS
4 28 (4.33%) JBoss
5 26 (4.02%) Apache
6 22 (3.40%) WordPress
7 18 (2.78%) Joomla!
8 14 (2.16%) WebLogic
8 14 (2.16%) WebSphere
9 13 (2.01%) Mule
10 12 (1.85%) Mule ESB
10 12 (1.85%) Red Hat Fuse
11 10 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (1.08%) SAS
14 5 (0.77%) SharePoint
15 4 (0.62%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
16 3 (0.46%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 19 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.08%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.77%) FrameMaker
6 4 (0.62%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.62%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 4 (0.62%) PTC Creo
6 4 (0.62%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.15%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.15%) Sketch
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (5.41%) Magento
2 23 (3.55%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 8 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.31%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.31%) SAP FI-CA
8 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.31%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 132 (20.40%) Azure
2 86 (13.29%) AWS
3 50 (7.73%) SaaS
4 24 (3.71%) GitHub
5 23 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (3.40%) Power Platform
7 21 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (2.32%) Serverless
10 10 (1.55%) Azure Functions
10 10 (1.55%) npm
11 9 (1.39%) GCP
11 9 (1.39%) Logic Apps
12 7 (1.08%) Force.com
13 6 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.93%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 6 (0.93%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 5 (0.77%) Firebase
14 5 (0.77%) PaaS
15 4 (0.62%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.33%) HTTP
2 20 (3.09%) SSL
3 10 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.39%) VPN
5 8 (1.24%) RTP
6 7 (1.08%) Internet
7 5 (0.77%) FTP
8 4 (0.62%) Firewall
8 4 (0.62%) SMS
9 3 (0.46%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.31%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.31%) DNS
10 2 (0.31%) Intranet
10 2 (0.31%) LAN
10 2 (0.31%) MQTT
10 2 (0.31%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.31%) SAN
10 2 (0.31%) WAN
11 1 (0.15%) 4G
11 1 (0.15%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (27.82%) SQL Server
2 81 (12.52%) MySQL
3 49 (7.57%) MongoDB
4 30 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (4.02%) Relational Database
8 22 (3.40%) NoSQL
8 22 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (2.47%) Oracle Database
10 14 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 14 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.55%) Power BI
11 10 (1.55%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.55%) Tableau
12 9 (1.39%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 145 (22.41%) Git (software)
2 82 (12.67%) JIRA
3 60 (9.27%) JUnit
4 47 (7.26%) Visual Studio
5 45 (6.96%) Selenium
6 32 (4.95%) Maven
7 28 (4.33%) Jenkins
8 25 (3.86%) IntelliJ
9 24 (3.71%) Subversion
10 21 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (2.63%) GitLab
11 17 (2.63%) SpecFlow
12 16 (2.47%) Protractor
13 14 (2.16%) Eclipse
14 13 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
15 12 (1.85%) Cucumber
15 12 (1.85%) Postman
16 11 (1.70%) SoapUI
17 9 (1.39%) Cypress.io
17 9 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 137 (21.17%) Finance
2 38 (5.87%) Marketing
3 27 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 24 (3.71%) Public Sector
5 16 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.32%) Law
6 15 (2.32%) Retail
7 14 (2.16%) Legal
8 13 (2.01%) Electronics
9 12 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.08%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.93%) Local Government
11 6 (0.93%) Publishing
12 5 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.62%) Korean Language
13 4 (0.62%) Military
14 3 (0.46%) Automotive
14 3 (0.46%) Banking
15 2 (0.31%) Back Office
15 2 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 404 (62.44%) Developer
2 93 (14.37%) Senior Developer
3 70 (10.82%) .NET Developer
4 60 (9.27%) Java Developer
5 59 (9.12%) Software Developer
6 58 (8.96%) Software Engineer
7 54 (8.35%) C# Developer
7 54 (8.35%) PHP Developer
8 51 (7.88%) Full Stack Developer
9 40 (6.18%) Analyst
10 39 (6.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 31 (4.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 29 (4.48%) C# Software Engineer
13 28 (4.33%) Senior Software Engineer
14 25 (3.86%) Architect
14 25 (3.86%) Senior PHP Developer
15 23 (3.55%) Applications Developer
16 22 (3.40%) .NET Software Developer
16 22 (3.40%) .NET Software Engineer
17 20 (3.09%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (52.86%) HTML
2 314 (48.53%) CSS
3 291 (44.98%) JSON
4 229 (35.39%) .NET
5 183 (28.28%) Web Services
6 164 (25.35%) REST
7 160 (24.73%) jQuery
8 142 (21.95%) AngularJS
9 127 (19.63%) ASP.NET
10 123 (19.01%) SOAP
11 103 (15.92%) HTML5
12 94 (14.53%) Ajax
13 92 (14.22%) RESTful
14 91 (14.06%) Spring
15 72 (11.13%) React
16 69 (10.66%) .NET Framework
17 65 (10.05%) .NET Core
18 62 (9.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 52 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC
19 52 (8.04%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 78 (12.06%) User Experience
2 40 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (3.09%) Mobile App
7 18 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.24%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.24%) Blog
8 8 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.24%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.24%) CMDB
8 8 (1.24%) DataPower
9 7 (1.08%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.93%) Graphic Design
10 6 (0.93%) Life Science
10 6 (0.93%) PKI
11 5 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.62%) NHS
13 2 (0.31%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 69 (10.66%) Windows
2 67 (10.36%) Linux
3 32 (4.95%) Unix
4 25 (3.86%) Android
4 25 (3.86%) Windows Server
5 23 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.77%) Solaris
8 4 (0.62%) Debian
8 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.15%) CentOS
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (46.37%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (15.77%) MVC
3 101 (15.61%) Scrum
4 89 (13.76%) Test Automation
5 85 (13.14%) Web Development
6 82 (12.67%) Software Engineering
7 79 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
8 77 (11.90%) E-Commerce
9 75 (11.59%) OO
10 71 (10.97%) DevOps
11 69 (10.66%) Microservices
12 68 (10.51%) TDD
13 61 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
14 60 (9.27%) Kanban
14 60 (9.27%) SDLC
15 49 (7.57%) Fintech
16 47 (7.26%) Unit Testing
17 44 (6.80%) BDD
17 44 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
17 44 (6.80%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 366 (56.57%) JavaScript
2 306 (47.30%) SQL
3 229 (35.39%) C#
4 149 (23.03%) Java
5 111 (17.16%) PHP
6 61 (9.43%) TypeScript
7 51 (7.88%) Python
8 28 (4.33%) XPath
9 23 (3.55%) C++
9 23 (3.55%) T-SQL
10 22 (3.40%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.94%) VB.NET
12 17 (2.63%) PowerShell
13 13 (2.01%) Bash Shell
13 13 (2.01%) VB
14 11 (1.70%) C
15 9 (1.39%) Scala
16 8 (1.24%) Apex Code
17 7 (1.08%) Ruby
18 6 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 57 (8.81%) Degree
2 21 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.70%) ISTQB
4 10 (1.55%) ISEB
5 7 (1.08%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.77%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.31%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.15%) HND
10 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (8.50%) QA
2 21 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (3.09%) GDPR
4 10 (1.55%) SLA
5 9 (1.39%) CDISC
6 8 (1.24%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.62%) Good Clinical Practice
7 4 (0.62%) PMO
8 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.15%) HL7
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.15%) NIST
9 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (8.81%) Docker
2 10 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.93%) vSphere
5 4 (0.62%) NDS
5 4 (0.62%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 4 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.31%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.31%) XenApp
7 1 (0.15%) HDFS
7 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (4.64%) Puppet
2 21 (3.25%) Ansible
3 10 (1.55%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.08%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (0.93%) SCCM
6 5 (0.77%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 5 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.46%) Argo
8 3 (0.46%) Kibana
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.46%) SCOM
8 3 (0.46%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.46%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.31%) Simpana
9 2 (0.31%) Terraform
10 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (12.52%) Microsoft
2 69 (10.66%) Oracle
3 33 (5.10%) SAP
4 31 (4.79%) Adobe
5 19 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (2.63%) IBM
7 10 (1.55%) Google
7 10 (1.55%) HP
7 10 (1.55%) ServiceNow
7 10 (1.55%) VMware
8 9 (1.39%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.39%) webMethods
9 8 (1.24%) Ariba
9 8 (1.24%) Remedy
9 8 (1.24%) Xamarin
10 7 (1.08%) Apple
10 7 (1.08%) BMC
11 6 (0.93%) hybris
11 6 (0.93%) Splunk
12 5 (0.77%) Solace