Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 234 198 190
Rank change year-on-year -36 -8 -10
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 1,144 1,994 2,715
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.75% 1.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.43% 4.44% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 918 1,619 2,094
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £66,188
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33,365 44,904 58,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.18% 39.45% 39.17%
Number of salaries quoted 26,876 37,302 48,226
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SOAP.

Salary trend for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOAP over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the UK over the 6 months to 13 April 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
England -41 1,021 £55,000 +5.77% 245
UK excluding London -44 660 £50,000 +5.26% 172
London -35 386 £65,000 - 83
Work from Home -71 229 £52,500 +16.67% 48
South East -54 205 £55,000 +10.00% 41
North of England -50 128 £43,250 +1.76% 61
South West +13 124 £50,000 +7.53% 19
East of England +56 77 £62,500 +13.64% 14
Midlands -33 69 £47,500 -5.00% 25
Yorkshire -14 66 £43,000 -4.44% 22
North West -32 61 £47,500 +11.76% 35
West Midlands -29 49 £47,500 -5.00% 17
Scotland -31 35 £44,000 -16.19% 4
East Midlands -4 20 £38,750 -18.42% 8
Wales -12 13 £54,000 +26.53% 5
Northern Ireland +11 9 £45,000 - 3
North East -23 1 £47,500 +22.58% 4

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 with a requirement for SOAP.

1 780 (68.18%) REST
2 557 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
3 527 (46.07%) Web Services
4 467 (40.82%) JavaScript
5 415 (36.28%) Java
6 398 (34.79%) SQL
7 368 (32.17%) C#
8 337 (29.46%) XML
9 323 (28.23%) .NET
10 295 (25.79%) Azure
11 294 (25.70%) JSON
12 292 (25.52%) HTML
13 284 (24.83%) Git (software)
14 271 (23.69%) DevOps
15 267 (23.34%) CSS
16 254 (22.20%) SQL Server
17 239 (20.89%) AngularJS
18 219 (19.14%) Scrum
19 216 (18.88%) AWS
20 204 (17.83%) Test Automation
21 201 (17.57%) MVC
22 191 (16.70%) Microservices
23 183 (16.00%) Spring
24 182 (15.91%) MySQL
25 178 (15.56%) TDD
26 177 (15.47%) Linux
27 170 (14.86%) RESTful
28 167 (14.60%) Finance
29 160 (13.99%) Jenkins
30 153 (13.37%) Microsoft

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 65 (5.68%) Tomcat
2 54 (4.72%) JBoss
3 45 (3.93%) Confluence
4 38 (3.32%) Apache
5 35 (3.06%) Red Hat Fuse
6 34 (2.97%) Mule
7 29 (2.53%) Mule ESB
7 29 (2.53%) WebSphere
8 28 (2.45%) CMS
8 28 (2.45%) IIS
9 24 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (2.10%) WebLogic
10 21 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 20 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
12 18 (1.57%) Umbraco
13 14 (1.22%) WordPress
14 13 (1.14%) EPiServer
15 11 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
16 9 (0.79%) nginx
16 9 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.35%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.35%) Gliffy
5 4 (0.35%) Sketch
6 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.087%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 26 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.70%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.61%) Magento
5 6 (0.52%) Elite 3E
5 6 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 3 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.26%) Shopify
8 2 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.17%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.087%) Maximo
9 1 (0.087%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 295 (25.79%) Azure
2 216 (18.88%) AWS
3 70 (6.12%) SaaS
4 53 (4.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 52 (4.55%) GitHub
6 43 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
6 43 (3.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 40 (3.50%) GCP
8 28 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (2.36%) Power Platform
10 21 (1.84%) PaaS
11 20 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
11 20 (1.75%) Serverless
12 19 (1.66%) npm
13 17 (1.49%) IaaS
14 14 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
15 13 (1.14%) PowerApps
16 12 (1.05%) Amazon GuardDuty
16 12 (1.05%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.37%) HTTP
2 37 (3.23%) SSL
3 28 (2.45%) VPN
4 24 (2.10%) Internet
5 16 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.31%) Firewall
7 12 (1.05%) SSH
8 8 (0.70%) FTP
9 7 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (0.44%) Network Security
10 5 (0.44%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.35%) Intranet
11 4 (0.35%) SMS
11 4 (0.35%) SNMP
11 4 (0.35%) WAN
12 3 (0.26%) 4G
12 3 (0.26%) DNS
12 3 (0.26%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.17%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (22.20%) SQL Server
2 182 (15.91%) MySQL
3 99 (8.65%) PostgreSQL
4 91 (7.95%) Relational Database
5 83 (7.26%) MongoDB
6 78 (6.82%) NoSQL
7 45 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (2.36%) Oracle Database
9 24 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 22 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (1.92%) Redis
11 20 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
12 19 (1.66%) Power BI
13 18 (1.57%) Big Data
14 16 (1.40%) RDBMS
15 15 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (1.14%) Data Lake
16 13 (1.14%) MariaDB
17 12 (1.05%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 284 (24.83%) Git (software)
2 160 (13.99%) Jenkins
3 146 (12.76%) JIRA
4 123 (10.75%) Maven
5 120 (10.49%) Selenium
6 106 (9.27%) JUnit
7 86 (7.52%) SoapUI
8 85 (7.43%) Cucumber
9 59 (5.16%) Mockito
10 54 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 45 (3.93%) Visual Studio
12 42 (3.67%) SonarQube
13 41 (3.58%) DbUnit
13 41 (3.58%) jMock
14 39 (3.41%) IntelliJ
14 39 (3.41%) Postman
15 35 (3.06%) WebDriver
16 34 (2.97%) Gradle
17 29 (2.53%) TeamCity
18 28 (2.45%) JMeter
General
1 167 (14.60%) Finance
2 95 (8.30%) Marketing
3 93 (8.13%) Public Sector
4 52 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 41 (3.58%) Manufacturing
6 40 (3.50%) Banking
7 39 (3.41%) Electronics
8 25 (2.19%) Retail
9 24 (2.10%) Legal
10 15 (1.31%) Games
10 15 (1.31%) Law
11 12 (1.05%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.96%) Automotive
13 10 (0.87%) Advertising
14 9 (0.79%) Billing
15 7 (0.61%) Back Office
16 6 (0.52%) Housing Association
17 5 (0.44%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.44%) General Ledger
18 4 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 756 (66.08%) Developer
2 218 (19.06%) Senior Developer
3 164 (14.34%) Java Developer
4 113 (9.88%) .NET Developer
5 92 (8.04%) C# Developer
6 84 (7.34%) Architect
7 77 (6.73%) Software Developer
8 75 (6.56%) Salesforce Developer
9 66 (5.77%) Full Stack Developer
10 65 (5.68%) PHP Developer
11 48 (4.20%) Senior Java Developer
12 45 (3.93%) Lead Developer
13 43 (3.76%) Analyst
13 43 (3.76%) C# .NET Developer
14 41 (3.58%) Senior C# Developer
15 40 (3.50%) Junior
16 39 (3.41%) Junior Developer
17 37 (3.23%) Azure Developer
18 36 (3.15%) Angular Developer
19 35 (3.06%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 780 (68.18%) REST
2 527 (46.07%) Web Services
3 337 (29.46%) XML
4 323 (28.23%) .NET
5 294 (25.70%) JSON
6 292 (25.52%) HTML
7 267 (23.34%) CSS
8 239 (20.89%) AngularJS
9 183 (16.00%) Spring
10 170 (14.86%) RESTful
11 125 (10.93%) React
12 124 (10.84%) jQuery
13 116 (10.14%) ASP.NET
14 94 (8.22%) WCF
15 86 (7.52%) .NET Framework
16 81 (7.08%) ASP.NET Web API
17 79 (6.91%) .NET Core
18 77 (6.73%) Hibernate
19 74 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC
20 72 (6.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 62 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.24%) Mobile App
3 54 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
4 48 (4.20%) NHS
5 36 (3.15%) User Experience
6 33 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 28 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
8 21 (1.84%) N-Tier
9 19 (1.66%) CMDB
10 17 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (1.22%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.14%) PKI
13 12 (1.05%) Cloud Native
14 10 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.70%) Blog
15 8 (0.70%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.61%) Internet of Things
16 7 (0.61%) Renewable Energy
16 7 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 177 (15.47%) Linux
2 68 (5.94%) Windows
3 46 (4.02%) Unix
4 44 (3.85%) Android
5 37 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.14%) Ubuntu
6 13 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.61%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.44%) SUSE
9 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.26%) VMS
11 2 (0.17%) AIX
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.17%) CentOS
11 2 (0.17%) Solaris
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.087%) Debian
12 1 (0.087%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (23.69%) DevOps
3 219 (19.14%) Scrum
4 204 (17.83%) Test Automation
5 201 (17.57%) MVC
6 191 (16.70%) Microservices
7 178 (15.56%) TDD
8 138 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
9 134 (11.71%) BDD
10 125 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
11 122 (10.66%) Software Engineering
12 118 (10.31%) SOA
13 104 (9.09%) OO
14 100 (8.74%) Web Development
15 98 (8.57%) OOP
16 88 (7.69%) SDLC
17 84 (7.34%) Open Source
18 82 (7.17%) Unit Testing
19 79 (6.91%) Mentoring
20 76 (6.64%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 467 (40.82%) JavaScript
2 415 (36.28%) Java
3 398 (34.79%) SQL
4 368 (32.17%) C#
5 141 (12.33%) PHP
6 133 (11.63%) Python
7 84 (7.34%) Apex Code
8 64 (5.59%) T-SQL
9 59 (5.16%) Java 8
10 45 (3.93%) SOQL
11 37 (3.23%) Bash Shell
12 34 (2.97%) PL/SQL
13 32 (2.80%) C++
14 30 (2.62%) Perl
15 27 (2.36%) C
15 27 (2.36%) PHP 7
16 25 (2.19%) VB.NET
17 23 (2.01%) Go
18 21 (1.84%) PowerShell
19 20 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 105 (9.18%) Degree
2 48 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 41 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 34 (2.97%) ISTQB
5 24 (2.10%) ISEB
6 17 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
7 12 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (0.96%) DBS Check
8 11 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.70%) PhD
10 5 (0.44%) ACCA
10 5 (0.44%) CIMA
10 5 (0.44%) CISA
10 5 (0.44%) CISM
10 5 (0.44%) CISSP
10 5 (0.44%) ISSAP
10 5 (0.44%) ISSEP
11 4 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (10.75%) QA
2 11 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.79%) HL7
4 7 (0.61%) GDPR
4 7 (0.61%) NIST
5 6 (0.52%) GRC
6 5 (0.44%) COBIT
6 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.44%) SLA
7 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.35%) WAI
7 4 (0.35%) WCAG
8 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.17%) NCSC
8 2 (0.17%) SOC 2
9 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 121 (10.58%) Docker
2 13 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.79%) Postfix
5 6 (0.52%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.35%) vSphere
8 2 (0.17%) HDFS
9 1 (0.087%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.087%) KVM
9 1 (0.087%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.087%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 80 (6.99%) Kubernetes
2 38 (3.32%) Puppet
3 21 (1.84%) Ansible
4 19 (1.66%) HP UCMDB
5 15 (1.31%) Kibana
5 15 (1.31%) Terraform
6 12 (1.05%) ZABBIX
7 8 (0.70%) FlexNet
7 8 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.35%) Grafana
8 4 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.26%) CloudHub
9 3 (0.26%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.26%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.26%) logstash
9 3 (0.26%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.17%) WMI
11 1 (0.087%) Nagios
11 1 (0.087%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 153 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 133 (11.63%) Oracle
3 105 (9.18%) Salesforce.com
4 56 (4.90%) ServiceNow
5 54 (4.72%) IBM
6 52 (4.55%) SAP
7 29 (2.53%) Remedy
8 28 (2.45%) BMC
9 27 (2.36%) HP
10 22 (1.92%) Google
10 22 (1.92%) Red Hat
11 21 (1.84%) Adobe
12 20 (1.75%) MuleSoft
13 15 (1.31%) ANSYS
13 15 (1.31%) Bloomberg
14 13 (1.14%) AppDynamics
14 13 (1.14%) VMware
15 12 (1.05%) Talend
16 11 (0.96%) Atlassian
16 11 (0.96%) Guidewire