Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 175 176
Rank change year-on-year -22 +1 -10
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 2,154 2,994 3,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 1.97% 2.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.41% 4.98% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,721 2,312 3,008
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £31,377
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,300
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 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 48,835 60,079 70,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.83% 39.57% 40.47%
Number of salaries quoted 40,111 49,168 59,356
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOAP.

Salary trend for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Salary histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Top 16 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 23 January 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
England -29 1,946 £50,775 +1.55% 359
UK excluding London -15 1,344 £45,000 - 276
London -36 756 £65,000 +4.00% 115
South East +24 536 £50,000 +5.26% 70
North of England +1 303 £40,500 -10.00% 81
North West +3 173 £42,500 - 47
Midlands -41 145 £45,000 +7.14% 34
South West -41 133 £46,500 +3.33% 30
Scotland +21 93 £40,000 -13.98% 17
West Midlands -53 93 £50,000 +13.64% 19
Yorkshire -3 85 £40,000 -11.11% 29
East of England -5 84 £52,500 - 29
Wales -10 55 £42,500 +11.11% 15
East Midlands -6 52 £43,000 +7.50% 15
North East +33 45 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Northern Ireland +10 3 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 1,404 (65.18%) REST
2 1,146 (53.20%) Agile Software Development
3 1,028 (47.73%) Web Services
4 967 (44.89%) JavaScript
5 912 (42.34%) SQL
6 826 (38.35%) C#
7 807 (37.47%) Java
8 779 (36.17%) XML
9 760 (35.28%) .NET
10 717 (33.29%) HTML
11 610 (28.32%) CSS
12 572 (26.56%) SQL Server
13 552 (25.63%) Scrum
14 534 (24.79%) JSON
15 443 (20.57%) Git (software)
16 442 (20.52%) Test Automation
17 438 (20.33%) MVC
18 437 (20.29%) Finance
19 380 (17.64%) TDD
20 363 (16.85%) RESTful
21 357 (16.57%) ASP.NET
22 329 (15.27%) Microsoft
23 327 (15.18%) Azure
24 320 (14.86%) jQuery
25 312 (14.48%) AngularJS
26 296 (13.74%) QA
27 292 (13.56%) AWS
28 288 (13.37%) Spring
29 285 (13.23%) Software Engineering
30 284 (13.18%) Continuous Integration

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 97 (4.50%) Tomcat
2 89 (4.13%) Confluence
3 63 (2.92%) CMS
4 58 (2.69%) JBoss
5 55 (2.55%) IIS
6 47 (2.18%) WebLogic
7 41 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 40 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
9 38 (1.76%) EPiServer
10 36 (1.67%) WebSphere
11 33 (1.53%) Mule
12 28 (1.30%) Apache
13 23 (1.07%) SharePoint
14 22 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
15 20 (0.93%) WordPress
16 18 (0.84%) Anypoint
16 18 (0.84%) Red Hat Fuse
17 16 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
18 13 (0.60%) Mule ESB
19 11 (0.51%) GeoServer
Applications
1 28 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 24 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.093%) Gliffy
9 1 (0.046%) InDesign
9 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.88%) Magento
3 14 (0.65%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.46%) HFM
4 10 (0.46%) Oracle FAH
4 10 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.32%) Elite 3E
5 7 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (0.23%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.14%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.14%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 327 (15.18%) Azure
2 292 (13.56%) AWS
3 142 (6.59%) SaaS
4 91 (4.22%) GitHub
5 52 (2.41%) PaaS
6 51 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
7 50 (2.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 42 (1.95%) Boomi
9 39 (1.81%) GCP
9 39 (1.81%) Serverless
10 38 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
11 35 (1.62%) Power Platform
12 33 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
13 32 (1.49%) IaaS
14 28 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
14 28 (1.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 16 (0.74%) Amazon S3
16 15 (0.70%) OpenShift
17 14 (0.65%) BrowserStack
17 14 (0.65%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.53%) HTTP
2 56 (2.60%) Internet
3 37 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 30 (1.39%) SSL
5 20 (0.93%) X.509
6 16 (0.74%) DNS
7 13 (0.60%) Network Security
7 13 (0.60%) PuTTY
8 11 (0.51%) HTTPS
9 10 (0.46%) LAN
9 10 (0.46%) WAN
10 9 (0.42%) SSH
11 7 (0.32%) FTP
12 6 (0.28%) Firewall
13 5 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (0.23%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.19%) VPN
14 4 (0.19%) Wireshark
15 3 (0.14%) SMS
15 3 (0.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 572 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 228 (10.58%) MySQL
3 147 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 102 (4.74%) NoSQL
5 100 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
6 87 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 73 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 72 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 69 (3.20%) Oracle Database
10 68 (3.16%) MongoDB
11 48 (2.23%) Redis
12 41 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
13 40 (1.86%) RDBMS
14 39 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
14 39 (1.81%) Big Data
15 37 (1.72%) DB2
16 35 (1.62%) Power BI
17 29 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
18 26 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
19 24 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 443 (20.57%) Git (software)
2 256 (11.88%) Jenkins
3 240 (11.14%) JIRA
4 239 (11.10%) Selenium
5 196 (9.10%) JUnit
6 170 (7.89%) Visual Studio
7 164 (7.61%) Maven
8 157 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 151 (7.01%) SoapUI
10 149 (6.92%) Cucumber
11 111 (5.15%) Postman
12 93 (4.32%) Subversion
13 90 (4.18%) Bitbucket
14 84 (3.90%) SpecFlow
15 76 (3.53%) WebDriver
16 73 (3.39%) Hudson
17 71 (3.30%) TestNG
18 64 (2.97%) NUnit
19 53 (2.46%) Appium
20 52 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 437 (20.29%) Finance
2 159 (7.38%) Marketing
3 108 (5.01%) Banking
4 99 (4.60%) Public Sector
5 81 (3.76%) Telecoms
6 73 (3.39%) Manufacturing
7 70 (3.25%) Retail
8 58 (2.69%) Electronics
9 23 (1.07%) Legal
10 21 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 21 (0.97%) Law
11 19 (0.88%) Games
12 13 (0.60%) Retail Finance
13 11 (0.51%) Advertising
13 11 (0.51%) Automotive
14 9 (0.42%) Back Office
14 9 (0.42%) Billing
14 9 (0.42%) Front Office
15 8 (0.37%) German Language
16 6 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,243 (57.71%) Developer
2 346 (16.06%) Senior Developer
3 268 (12.44%) .NET Developer
4 265 (12.30%) Java Developer
5 243 (11.28%) C# Developer
6 224 (10.40%) Software Developer
7 160 (7.43%) Software Engineer
8 150 (6.96%) C# .NET Developer
9 145 (6.73%) Analyst
10 137 (6.36%) PHP Developer
11 105 (4.87%) Architect
12 103 (4.78%) Tester
13 94 (4.36%) Senior Java Developer
14 92 (4.27%) QA Engineer
14 92 (4.27%) Senior Software Developer
15 87 (4.04%) Senior .NET Developer
16 85 (3.95%) .NET Software Developer
16 85 (3.95%) Consultant
17 82 (3.81%) Full Stack Developer
18 75 (3.48%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,404 (65.18%) REST
2 1,028 (47.73%) Web Services
3 779 (36.17%) XML
4 760 (35.28%) .NET
5 717 (33.29%) HTML
6 610 (28.32%) CSS
7 534 (24.79%) JSON
8 363 (16.85%) RESTful
9 357 (16.57%) ASP.NET
10 320 (14.86%) jQuery
11 312 (14.48%) AngularJS
12 288 (13.37%) Spring
13 220 (10.21%) WCF
14 183 (8.50%) .NET Framework
15 162 (7.52%) J2EE
16 160 (7.43%) React
17 151 (7.01%) Ajax
17 151 (7.01%) ASP.NET Web API
18 137 (6.36%) HTML5
19 126 (5.85%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 180 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.39%) Mobile App
3 115 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
4 96 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
5 51 (2.37%) User Experience
6 49 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 45 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
8 40 (1.86%) Virtual Team
9 30 (1.39%) Algorithms
9 30 (1.39%) Data Structures
10 23 (1.07%) Mainframe
10 23 (1.07%) Tandem
11 22 (1.02%) Robotics
12 21 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
14 17 (0.79%) N-Tier
15 16 (0.74%) PMI
16 13 (0.60%) Online Banking
16 13 (0.60%) Public Cloud
17 11 (0.51%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 249 (11.56%) Linux
2 143 (6.64%) Windows
3 122 (5.66%) Unix
4 58 (2.69%) Android
5 46 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.11%) CentOS
7 21 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 18 (0.84%) Fedora
8 18 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 17 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.19%) Solaris
11 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.14%) AIX
13 2 (0.093%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.093%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.046%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,146 (53.20%) Agile Software Development
2 552 (25.63%) Scrum
3 442 (20.52%) Test Automation
4 438 (20.33%) MVC
5 380 (17.64%) TDD
6 285 (13.23%) Software Engineering
7 284 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
8 278 (12.91%) DevOps
8 278 (12.91%) Microservices
9 275 (12.77%) BDD
10 274 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
11 257 (11.93%) OO
12 229 (10.63%) Web Development
13 228 (10.58%) SOA
14 215 (9.98%) SDLC
15 181 (8.40%) OOP
16 180 (8.36%) Mentoring
17 171 (7.94%) Unit Testing
18 148 (6.87%) Computer Science
19 130 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 967 (44.89%) JavaScript
2 912 (42.34%) SQL
3 826 (38.35%) C#
4 807 (37.47%) Java
5 223 (10.35%) PHP
6 160 (7.43%) Python
7 158 (7.34%) T-SQL
8 126 (5.85%) PL/SQL
9 88 (4.09%) Apex Code
10 70 (3.25%) PowerShell
10 70 (3.25%) VB.NET
11 64 (2.97%) Java 8
12 62 (2.88%) XPath
13 58 (2.69%) C++
14 51 (2.37%) Shell Script
15 49 (2.27%) C
16 48 (2.23%) Groovy
17 41 (1.90%) Ruby
18 38 (1.76%) TypeScript
19 32 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 241 (11.19%) Degree
2 81 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 63 (2.92%) ISTQB
4 40 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 35 (1.62%) Security Cleared
6 29 (1.35%) ISEB
7 22 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
8 18 (0.84%) PMI Certification
8 18 (0.84%) SC Cleared
9 13 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.28%) HND
12 5 (0.23%) MCTS
13 4 (0.19%) CEH
13 4 (0.19%) GWAPT
13 4 (0.19%) OSCP
13 4 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.14%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.14%) MCSD
14 3 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (13.74%) QA
2 20 (0.93%) GDPR
3 14 (0.65%) PMO
4 10 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.28%) HMG Infosec
5 6 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (0.28%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.14%) NCSC
6 3 (0.14%) SLA
7 2 (0.093%) PA-DSS
7 2 (0.093%) WCAG
8 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.046%) WAI
System Software
1 228 (10.58%) Docker
2 28 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.65%) Postfix
5 9 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.42%) vSphere
6 8 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.14%) KVM
8 3 (0.14%) Varnish
9 2 (0.093%) HDFS
9 2 (0.093%) LXC
9 2 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.093%) Xen
10 1 (0.046%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.046%) Samba
Systems Management
1 78 (3.62%) Kubernetes
2 20 (0.93%) Automic
3 14 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
4 12 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
5 10 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (0.46%) Prometheus
6 9 (0.42%) Ansible
6 9 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
6 9 (0.42%) Rancher
7 8 (0.37%) Grafana
7 8 (0.37%) Kibana
7 8 (0.37%) Terraform
7 8 (0.37%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.32%) CloudHub
8 7 (0.32%) TIBCO Hawk
9 6 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
9 6 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.19%) Packer
11 3 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 329 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 282 (13.09%) Oracle
3 137 (6.36%) Salesforce.com
4 131 (6.08%) SAP
5 86 (3.99%) MuleSoft
6 60 (2.79%) Zend
7 59 (2.74%) IBM
8 55 (2.55%) Google
9 40 (1.86%) Atlassian
10 39 (1.81%) Dell
11 33 (1.53%) ServiceNow
12 29 (1.35%) Red Hat
13 28 (1.30%) Sage
13 28 (1.30%) VMware
14 27 (1.25%) TIBCO
14 27 (1.25%) WorldPay
15 23 (1.07%) webMethods
16 20 (0.93%) Cadence
16 20 (0.93%) FactSet
17 17 (0.79%) Intapp