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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 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 361 250 201
Rank change year-on-year -111 -49 +7
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 1,644 1,677 1,076
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.45% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.54% 3.58% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 870 1,180 851
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,000 £41,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,125 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.24% -2.00% +11.11%

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 64,846 46,796 25,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.95% 40.51% 40.87%
Number of salaries quoted 28,911 30,603 20,994
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,875 £33,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 17 August 2022.

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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -122 1,350 £57,500 +4.55% 153
Work from Home -77 881 £57,500 +9.52% 90
UK excluding London -114 721 £55,000 +12.24% 84
London -117 629 £75,000 +15.38% 76
South East -118 206 £55,000 +4.76% 20
Midlands -40 160 £57,500 +27.78% 17
North of England -88 151 £55,000 +21.29% 17
West Midlands +2 122 £57,500 +27.78% 13
South West -91 92 £52,500 +10.53% 8
North West -46 79 £55,000 +10.00% 1
East of England -44 67 £45,000 -25.00% 13
Yorkshire -74 67 £50,173 +11.49% 12
East Midlands -25 38 £43,323 -3.73% 4
Scotland -32 34 £60,000 +36.36% 4
Wales -35 11 £45,000 -18.18% 4
North East -10 5 £55,000 +21.29% 4
Northern Ireland -17 1 £45,500 +4.60% 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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 1,024 (62.29%) REST
2 874 (53.16%) Agile
3 787 (47.87%) Java
4 738 (44.89%) JavaScript
5 674 (41.00%) SQL
6 628 (38.20%) Web Services
7 553 (33.64%) XML
8 514 (31.27%) HTML
9 505 (30.72%) Test Automation
10 500 (30.41%) Social Skills
11 467 (28.41%) Git (software)
12 464 (28.22%) DevOps
13 447 (27.19%) C#
14 436 (26.52%) Microservices
15 416 (25.30%) CSS
16 402 (24.45%) JSON
17 386 (23.48%) AWS
18 377 (22.93%) Spring
19 368 (22.38%) CI/CD
20 356 (21.65%) .NET
21 352 (21.41%) Scrum
22 338 (20.56%) Azure
23 336 (20.44%) Software Engineering
24 319 (19.40%) Jenkins
25 303 (18.43%) Degree
26 302 (18.37%) Finance
27 280 (17.03%) JIRA
28 278 (16.91%) Docker
28 278 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
29 277 (16.85%) BDD

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 96 (5.84%) Confluence
2 61 (3.71%) SharePoint
3 60 (3.65%) CMS
3 60 (3.65%) IIS
4 35 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 28 (1.70%) WebLogic
6 26 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
6 26 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 24 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
8 22 (1.34%) Umbraco
9 21 (1.28%) Apache
9 21 (1.28%) Mule
9 21 (1.28%) nginx
9 21 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
10 15 (0.91%) Anypoint
11 14 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
11 14 (0.85%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.61%) Jetty
13 9 (0.55%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.55%) Mendix
Applications
1 55 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.43%) Maple
4 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.061%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 25 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (1.09%) Magento
4 10 (0.61%) Shopify
5 7 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.18%) Social Studio
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.12%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.12%) R3 Corda
9 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.061%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.061%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.061%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 386 (23.48%) AWS
2 338 (20.56%) Azure
3 141 (8.58%) SaaS
4 109 (6.63%) GitHub
5 88 (5.35%) Serverless
6 74 (4.50%) PaaS
7 65 (3.95%) Azure DevOps
8 61 (3.71%) GCP
9 60 (3.65%) Power Platform
10 57 (3.47%) OpenShift
11 49 (2.98%) IaaS
11 49 (2.98%) Sauce Labs
12 47 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
13 43 (2.62%) Slack
14 41 (2.49%) Amazon S3
15 39 (2.37%) BrowserStack
15 39 (2.37%) Dynamics 365
16 38 (2.31%) CloudBees
17 36 (2.19%) SonarCloud
18 35 (2.13%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 125 (7.60%) HTTP
2 62 (3.77%) SSL
3 57 (3.47%) Internet
4 25 (1.52%) VPN
5 20 (1.22%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.97%) FTP
7 15 (0.91%) SSH
8 12 (0.73%) Firewall
9 10 (0.61%) Broadband
10 9 (0.55%) DNS
10 9 (0.55%) Intranet
10 9 (0.55%) Network Security
10 9 (0.55%) SMS
11 6 (0.36%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.30%) RTP
13 4 (0.24%) LAN
13 4 (0.24%) WAN
14 3 (0.18%) DHCP
14 3 (0.18%) IPv6
14 3 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (16.61%) SQL Server
2 204 (12.41%) NoSQL
3 182 (11.07%) MySQL
4 180 (10.95%) PostgreSQL
5 164 (9.98%) Relational Database
6 79 (4.81%) MongoDB
7 71 (4.32%) DynamoDB
8 52 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 48 (2.92%) Amazon RDS
9 48 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 47 (2.86%) Oracle Database
11 44 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
11 44 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
12 40 (2.43%) Power BI
13 39 (2.37%) Redis
14 38 (2.31%) Big Data
15 36 (2.19%) Amazon Aurora
16 29 (1.76%) Hadoop
17 28 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
18 26 (1.58%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 467 (28.41%) Git (software)
2 319 (19.40%) Jenkins
3 280 (17.03%) JIRA
4 234 (14.23%) Selenium
5 233 (14.17%) Cucumber
6 146 (8.88%) SoapUI
7 132 (8.03%) Postman
8 118 (7.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 116 (7.06%) JUnit
10 103 (6.27%) Maven
11 98 (5.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 85 (5.17%) Bitbucket
13 77 (4.68%) SpecFlow
13 77 (4.68%) Visual Studio
14 72 (4.38%) JMeter
15 68 (4.14%) Cypress.io
16 66 (4.01%) Appium
17 63 (3.83%) GitLab
18 61 (3.71%) WebDriver
19 60 (3.65%) Subversion
General
1 500 (30.41%) Social Skills
2 302 (18.37%) Finance
3 184 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
4 145 (8.82%) Banking
5 130 (7.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 109 (6.63%) Retail
7 105 (6.39%) Law
8 92 (5.60%) Marketing
9 63 (3.83%) Legal
10 59 (3.59%) Public Sector
11 51 (3.10%) Retail Banking
12 33 (2.01%) Documentation Skills
13 28 (1.70%) Telecoms
14 27 (1.64%) Front Office
14 27 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
14 27 (1.64%) Presentation Skills
15 22 (1.34%) Games
16 20 (1.22%) Military
17 19 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (1.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 734 (44.65%) Developer
2 182 (11.07%) Software Engineer
3 176 (10.71%) Architect
3 176 (10.71%) Java Developer
4 166 (10.10%) Senior Developer
5 106 (6.45%) Test Engineer
6 82 (4.99%) .NET Developer
7 81 (4.93%) Software Developer
8 74 (4.50%) Analyst
9 71 (4.32%) Full Stack Developer
10 57 (3.47%) QA Engineer
11 56 (3.41%) Consultant
12 53 (3.22%) Lead Developer
13 51 (3.10%) Senior Java Developer
14 47 (2.86%) Java Engineer
14 47 (2.86%) Junior
15 46 (2.80%) Junior Developer
16 45 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
17 44 (2.68%) PHP Developer
18 42 (2.55%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,024 (62.29%) REST
2 628 (38.20%) Web Services
3 553 (33.64%) XML
4 514 (31.27%) HTML
5 416 (25.30%) CSS
6 402 (24.45%) JSON
7 377 (22.93%) Spring
8 356 (21.65%) .NET
9 257 (15.63%) RESTful
10 229 (13.93%) React
11 219 (13.32%) Node.js
12 170 (10.34%) AngularJS
13 163 (9.91%) jQuery
14 136 (8.27%) HTML5
14 136 (8.27%) Spring Boot
15 112 (6.81%) Kafka
16 99 (6.02%) GraphQL
17 95 (5.78%) ASP.NET
18 91 (5.54%) .NET Framework
19 85 (5.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 95 (5.78%) User Experience
2 73 (4.44%) Data Structures
3 69 (4.20%) Cloud Native
3 69 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
4 64 (3.89%) Virtual Team
5 59 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
6 49 (2.98%) Algorithms
7 41 (2.49%) Online Banking
8 39 (2.37%) Mainframe
9 33 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
10 32 (1.95%) Public Cloud
11 30 (1.82%) Legacy Systems
12 29 (1.76%) Client/Server
12 29 (1.76%) Low-Code
12 29 (1.76%) Mobile App
13 27 (1.64%) W3C
14 24 (1.46%) Management Information System
14 24 (1.46%) Social Network
15 22 (1.34%) Blog
16 21 (1.28%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 275 (16.73%) Linux
2 161 (9.79%) Windows
3 114 (6.93%) Android
4 93 (5.66%) Apple iOS
5 82 (4.99%) Unix
6 50 (3.04%) Mac OS
7 29 (1.76%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.43%) AIX
9 6 (0.36%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.30%) zOS
11 3 (0.18%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.061%) VMS
13 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 874 (53.16%) Agile
2 505 (30.72%) Test Automation
3 464 (28.22%) DevOps
4 436 (26.52%) Microservices
5 368 (22.38%) CI/CD
6 352 (21.41%) Scrum
7 336 (20.44%) Software Engineering
8 278 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
9 277 (16.85%) BDD
10 230 (13.99%) TDD
11 228 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
12 198 (12.04%) Full Stack Development
13 180 (10.95%) Software Testing
14 166 (10.10%) Customer Experience
15 159 (9.67%) MVC
16 155 (9.43%) Mentoring
17 147 (8.94%) OO
18 141 (8.58%) Computer Science
19 140 (8.52%) SDLC
19 140 (8.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 787 (47.87%) Java
2 738 (44.89%) JavaScript
3 674 (41.00%) SQL
4 447 (27.19%) C#
5 214 (13.02%) Python
6 126 (7.66%) TypeScript
7 111 (6.75%) PHP
8 86 (5.23%) T-SQL
9 75 (4.56%) PL/SQL
10 65 (3.95%) C++
11 55 (3.35%) Apex Code
12 47 (2.86%) ES6
13 41 (2.49%) PowerShell
14 38 (2.31%) Shell Script
15 32 (1.95%) Perl
15 32 (1.95%) Ruby
16 29 (1.76%) Kotlin
17 28 (1.70%) C
18 26 (1.58%) SOQL
19 22 (1.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 303 (18.43%) Degree
2 115 (7.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 104 (6.33%) Security Cleared
4 85 (5.17%) ISTQB
5 66 (4.01%) SC Cleared
6 43 (2.62%) ISEB
7 36 (2.19%) DV Cleared
8 25 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 24 (1.46%) Master's Degree
10 22 (1.34%) ISEB Practitioner
11 14 (0.85%) AWS Certification
12 12 (0.73%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.67%) Azure Certification
14 5 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
15 4 (0.24%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.18%) CIPD
16 3 (0.18%) HND
16 3 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (12.10%) QA
2 66 (4.01%) Accessibility
3 21 (1.28%) HL7
4 18 (1.09%) WAI
5 9 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.55%) SLA
6 7 (0.43%) GDPR
7 5 (0.30%) GxP
8 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.18%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.18%) RosettaNet
10 1 (0.061%) CDISC
10 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.061%) NCSC
10 1 (0.061%) NIST
10 1 (0.061%) PMO
10 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 278 (16.91%) Docker
2 20 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.36%) VirtualBox
4 5 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.061%) NFS
6 1 (0.061%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 182 (11.07%) Kubernetes
2 45 (2.74%) Terraform
3 41 (2.49%) Puppet
4 36 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
5 30 (1.82%) Ansible
6 29 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
7 21 (1.28%) Grafana
8 16 (0.97%) HP UCMDB
9 15 (0.91%) CloudHub
10 14 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (0.79%) HP ALM
12 12 (0.73%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 5 (0.30%) CA Endevor
14 5 (0.30%) MAINVIEW
14 5 (0.30%) Rancher
14 5 (0.30%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.18%) Consul
15 3 (0.18%) MOM
15 3 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 232 (14.11%) Microsoft
2 211 (12.83%) Oracle
3 119 (7.24%) Salesforce.com
4 67 (4.08%) MuleSoft
4 67 (4.08%) ServiceNow
5 60 (3.65%) Atlassian
6 32 (1.95%) IBM
7 29 (1.76%) Adobe
7 29 (1.76%) HP
8 28 (1.70%) Dell
9 26 (1.58%) Google
9 26 (1.58%) WSO2
10 25 (1.52%) Pega
11 24 (1.46%) SAP
12 23 (1.40%) BMC
12 23 (1.40%) Remedy
13 17 (1.03%) Datto
13 17 (1.03%) Zend
14 15 (0.91%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.85%) Sun