Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 79 63
Rank change year-on-year -38 -16 -10
Permanent jobs citing XML 2,152 3,362 4,486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.76% 3.67% 4.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.44% 9.33% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,658 2,762 3,680
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £29,338 £28,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 28,932 36,017 41,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 37.10% 39.33% 41.35%
Number of salaries quoted 23,809 29,895 35,126
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.97%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £63,750
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 percentage 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

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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing XML in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 2019. 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 -22 826 £45,000 - 138
North of England -14 457 £42,500 +6.25% 133
South West -39 308 £41,000 -3.53% 66
North West 0 304 £45,000 +12.50% 71
Midlands -29 228 £43,000 +1.18% 86
East of England -46 155 £45,000 - 56
Yorkshire -26 135 £42,500 - 46
Scotland -40 130 £42,500 -5.56% 21
West Midlands -38 119 £45,000 +5.88% 49
East Midlands +11 110 £37,500 -11.76% 37
Wales -44 44 £39,000 +4.00% 20
North East +14 18 £34,000 -20.00% 16
Northern Ireland -16 8 £45,000 +12.50% 3
XML
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 1,067 (49.58%) JavaScript
2 1,008 (46.84%) SQL
3 931 (43.26%) C#
4 898 (41.73%) HTML
5 867 (40.29%) .NET
6 833 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
7 803 (37.31%) JSON
8 768 (35.69%) SQL Server
9 729 (33.88%) CSS
10 669 (31.09%) Java
11 666 (30.95%) Web Services
12 555 (25.79%) SOAP
13 533 (24.77%) jQuery
14 517 (24.02%) REST
15 458 (21.28%) Microsoft
16 436 (20.26%) MVC
17 410 (19.05%) Git (software)
18 397 (18.45%) AngularJS
19 379 (17.61%) ASP.NET
20 318 (14.78%) RESTful
21 315 (14.64%) Degree
22 297 (13.80%) Software Engineering
23 296 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
24 289 (13.43%) Web Development
25 285 (13.24%) Scrum
26 279 (12.96%) OO
27 277 (12.87%) MySQL
27 277 (12.87%) Ajax
28 273 (12.69%) Finance
29 270 (12.55%) XSLT

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
1 109 (5.07%) CMS
2 107 (4.97%) Tomcat
3 93 (4.32%) IIS
4 51 (2.37%) WordPress
5 50 (2.32%) Confluence
5 50 (2.32%) JBoss
6 49 (2.28%) Apache
7 39 (1.81%) Joomla!
7 39 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
8 37 (1.72%) SharePoint
9 36 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
10 34 (1.58%) Umbraco
11 27 (1.25%) Drupal
12 25 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 24 (1.12%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.84%) nginx
15 16 (0.74%) WebSphere
16 14 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
17 9 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
17 9 (0.42%) EPiServer
Applications
1 49 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.42%) Chatbot
8 8 (0.37%) Sketch
9 5 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.23%) XMetaL
10 4 (0.19%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.046%) CATIA
12 1 (0.046%) Maya
12 1 (0.046%) PaintShop Pro
12 1 (0.046%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.046%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (1.77%) Magento
2 31 (1.44%) Payment Gateway
3 18 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.46%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.23%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.19%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.093%) Maximo
10 2 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 266 (12.36%) Azure
2 174 (8.09%) AWS
3 93 (4.32%) Serverless
4 52 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
4 52 (2.42%) SaaS
5 50 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
6 48 (2.23%) GitHub
7 40 (1.86%) Amazon S3
8 38 (1.77%) Amazon SQS
9 37 (1.72%) PaaS
10 29 (1.35%) Power Platform
11 25 (1.16%) Azure Functions
12 24 (1.12%) GCP
13 23 (1.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 23 (1.07%) Datadog
13 23 (1.07%) Slack
14 21 (0.98%) Boomi
15 20 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
16 19 (0.88%) Office 365
17 12 (0.56%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (6.83%) HTTP
2 58 (2.70%) Internet
3 29 (1.35%) SSL
4 24 (1.12%) FTP
5 22 (1.02%) DNS
6 21 (0.98%) SSH
7 19 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 16 (0.74%) HTTPS
9 15 (0.70%) X.509
10 13 (0.60%) DHCP
11 10 (0.46%) PuTTY
11 10 (0.46%) SMTP
12 8 (0.37%) Firewall
12 8 (0.37%) Intranet
12 8 (0.37%) MQTT
12 8 (0.37%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.28%) SAN
14 5 (0.23%) SNMP
14 5 (0.23%) VPN
15 4 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 768 (35.69%) SQL Server
2 277 (12.87%) MySQL
3 158 (7.34%) Relational Database
4 83 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 77 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
6 70 (3.25%) MongoDB
7 66 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 58 (2.70%) NoSQL
9 53 (2.46%) RDBMS
10 51 (2.37%) Big Data
11 49 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 47 (2.18%) Oracle Database
13 40 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
14 39 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 39 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
14 39 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 37 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
16 34 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
17 32 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
18 30 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 410 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 220 (10.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 207 (9.62%) JIRA
4 200 (9.29%) Visual Studio
5 172 (7.99%) Jenkins
6 136 (6.32%) Maven
7 122 (5.67%) Subversion
8 119 (5.53%) JUnit
9 107 (4.97%) Selenium
10 69 (3.21%) Eclipse
11 66 (3.07%) SoapUI
12 59 (2.74%) SpecFlow
13 54 (2.51%) Ant
14 44 (2.04%) Cucumber
14 44 (2.04%) Gradle
14 44 (2.04%) WiX
15 42 (1.95%) TeamCity
16 37 (1.72%) Hudson
17 36 (1.67%) Bitbucket
17 36 (1.67%) NUnit
General
1 273 (12.69%) Finance
2 106 (4.93%) Retail
3 69 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 63 (2.93%) Marketing
5 50 (2.32%) Public Sector
6 40 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 37 (1.72%) Banking
8 30 (1.39%) Automotive
9 28 (1.30%) Law
10 26 (1.21%) Legal
11 25 (1.16%) Electronics
12 24 (1.12%) Games
13 18 (0.84%) Advertising
13 18 (0.84%) Back Office
13 18 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.60%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.37%) German Language
16 7 (0.33%) Local Government
17 6 (0.28%) Danish Language
17 6 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,362 (63.29%) Developer
2 297 (13.80%) C# Developer
3 295 (13.71%) Software Developer
4 289 (13.43%) .NET Developer
5 272 (12.64%) Java Developer
6 263 (12.22%) Senior Developer
7 146 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 136 (6.32%) Analyst
9 117 (5.44%) Software Engineer
10 114 (5.30%) C# Software Developer
11 113 (5.25%) PHP Developer
12 102 (4.74%) Senior Java Developer
13 101 (4.69%) Consultant
14 91 (4.23%) .NET Software Developer
15 86 (4.00%) Web Developer
16 75 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
17 65 (3.02%) SQL Developer
18 62 (2.88%) Applications Developer
18 62 (2.88%) Lead Developer
19 61 (2.83%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 898 (41.73%) HTML
2 867 (40.29%) .NET
3 803 (37.31%) JSON
4 729 (33.88%) CSS
5 666 (30.95%) Web Services
6 555 (25.79%) SOAP
7 533 (24.77%) jQuery
8 517 (24.02%) REST
9 397 (18.45%) AngularJS
10 379 (17.61%) ASP.NET
11 318 (14.78%) RESTful
12 277 (12.87%) Ajax
13 270 (12.55%) XSLT
14 268 (12.45%) WCF
15 252 (11.71%) Spring
16 212 (9.85%) .NET Framework
17 211 (9.80%) HTML5
18 197 (9.15%) React
19 186 (8.64%) ASP.NET Web API
20 171 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 149 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (5.81%) User Experience
3 115 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
4 95 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
5 92 (4.28%) Mobile App
6 86 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
7 66 (3.07%) Management Information System
8 44 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
9 38 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
10 37 (1.72%) Virtual Team
11 27 (1.25%) Client/Server
11 27 (1.25%) Data Structures
12 24 (1.12%) Algorithms
13 23 (1.07%) N-Tier
14 19 (0.88%) PMI
14 19 (0.88%) Replication
14 19 (0.88%) W3C
15 16 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
16 14 (0.65%) Blog
16 14 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 264 (12.27%) Windows
2 242 (11.25%) Linux
3 131 (6.09%) Android
4 107 (4.97%) Apple iOS
5 80 (3.72%) Unix
6 41 (1.91%) Windows Server
7 20 (0.93%) Ubuntu
8 17 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.51%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.46%) CentOS
11 10 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.33%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
15 5 (0.23%) AIX
15 5 (0.23%) Fedora
16 4 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 833 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (20.26%) MVC
3 297 (13.80%) Software Engineering
4 296 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
5 289 (13.43%) Web Development
6 285 (13.24%) Scrum
7 279 (12.96%) OO
8 246 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
9 226 (10.50%) Computer Science
10 224 (10.41%) Test Automation
11 200 (9.29%) Unit Testing
12 199 (9.25%) DevOps
12 199 (9.25%) TDD
13 182 (8.46%) SDLC
14 137 (6.37%) SOA
15 136 (6.32%) Multithreading
16 108 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
16 108 (5.02%) Mentoring
17 105 (4.88%) ITIL
18 102 (4.74%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,067 (49.58%) JavaScript
2 1,008 (46.84%) SQL
3 931 (43.26%) C#
4 669 (31.09%) Java
5 263 (12.22%) PHP
6 228 (10.59%) Python
7 188 (8.74%) T-SQL
8 126 (5.86%) C++
8 126 (5.86%) VB.NET
9 93 (4.32%) C
10 84 (3.90%) PL/SQL
11 83 (3.86%) VB
12 75 (3.49%) Ruby
13 69 (3.21%) PowerShell
14 61 (2.83%) Shell Script
15 60 (2.79%) TypeScript
16 46 (2.14%) XPath
17 35 (1.63%) VB6
18 34 (1.58%) Perl
19 30 (1.39%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 315 (14.64%) Degree
2 101 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 79 (3.67%) Security Cleared
4 40 (1.86%) ISTQB
5 31 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (1.21%) SC Cleared
7 25 (1.16%) ISEB
8 24 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 21 (0.98%) PMI Certification
10 17 (0.79%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.56%) HND
12 6 (0.28%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.23%) MCITP
13 5 (0.23%) MCSD
13 5 (0.23%) PMP
13 5 (0.23%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.19%) MCTS
15 3 (0.14%) HNC
15 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (8.50%) QA
2 15 (0.70%) HMG Infosec
2 15 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 15 (0.70%) JSP 440
3 12 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.42%) WCAG
5 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.28%) SLA
6 5 (0.23%) GDPR
6 5 (0.23%) PMO
7 4 (0.19%) WAI
8 2 (0.093%) HL7
8 2 (0.093%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.046%) MiFID
9 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 113 (5.25%) Docker
2 27 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.60%) XenApp
5 8 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.37%) Terminal Services
5 8 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.14%) vSphere
7 2 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 43 (2.00%) Ansible
2 31 (1.44%) Terraform
3 20 (0.93%) Kubernetes
4 19 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
6 12 (0.56%) HP ALM
7 10 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.46%) Puppet
8 5 (0.23%) SCCM
9 4 (0.19%) TIBCO Hawk
10 3 (0.14%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 2 (0.093%) CA Service Virtualization
11 2 (0.093%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.093%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 2 (0.093%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.093%) SCOM
12 1 (0.046%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.046%) ITRS Geneos
12 1 (0.046%) nmon
12 1 (0.046%) WMI
Vendors
1 458 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 253 (11.76%) Oracle
3 45 (2.09%) SAP
4 41 (1.91%) Google
4 41 (1.91%) MuleSoft
5 35 (1.63%) IBM
6 34 (1.58%) Xamarin
7 27 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (1.21%) TIBCO
9 25 (1.16%) Dell
9 25 (1.16%) ServiceNow
10 23 (1.07%) HP
10 23 (1.07%) VMware
10 23 (1.07%) webMethods
11 19 (0.88%) Apple
12 18 (0.84%) Red Hat
12 18 (0.84%) Splunk
13 17 (0.79%) Adobe
14 16 (0.74%) Zend
15 15 (0.70%) Informatica