Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 240 198 205
Rank change year-on-year -42 +7 -22
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 1,604 1,212 2,584
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.76% 1.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.47% 4.31% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,150 972 2,014
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,000 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -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 46,226 28,114 54,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.95% 40.74% 37.56%
Number of salaries quoted 30,571 23,466 45,023
10th Percentile £35,250 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
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 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -45 1,411 £55,000 - 298
UK excluding London -37 946 £49,000 -2.00% 196
London -54 499 £65,000 -3.70% 112
Work from Home -76 342 £51,500 +3.00% 62
South East -39 321 £52,500 +5.00% 39
South West -24 189 £47,500 -6.91% 22
North of England -68 187 £45,345 -9.31% 61
Midlands -52 123 £45,000 -10.00% 42
Yorkshire -18 115 £45,000 -10.00% 23
West Midlands -44 80 £45,000 -14.29% 28
North West -109 66 £50,000 - 28
East of England -26 59 £62,500 +25.00% 17
East Midlands -36 43 £45,000 -10.00% 14
Wales -29 32 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Scotland -79 29 £43,250 -19.53% 11
Northern Ireland -31 7 £44,500 -
North East -30 6 £45,345 -4.54% 10

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1,070 (66.71%) REST
2 746 (46.51%) Web Services
3 734 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
4 687 (42.83%) JavaScript
5 606 (37.78%) Java
6 594 (37.03%) SQL
7 529 (32.98%) XML
8 510 (31.80%) C#
9 485 (30.24%) .NET
10 480 (29.93%) HTML
11 442 (27.56%) CSS
12 409 (25.50%) JSON
13 403 (25.12%) Git (software)
14 393 (24.50%) SQL Server
15 384 (23.94%) AWS
16 383 (23.88%) Social Skills
17 382 (23.82%) Azure
18 331 (20.64%) Scrum
19 315 (19.64%) DevOps
20 310 (19.33%) Microservices
21 300 (18.70%) AngularJS
22 293 (18.27%) MVC
23 288 (17.96%) RESTful
23 288 (17.96%) Test Automation
24 272 (16.96%) MySQL
25 249 (15.52%) PHP
26 248 (15.46%) Spring
27 245 (15.27%) Linux
28 244 (15.21%) Software Engineering
29 238 (14.84%) JIRA

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 81 (5.05%) Confluence
2 73 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 52 (3.24%) IIS
4 42 (2.62%) Apache
5 37 (2.31%) CMS
6 30 (1.87%) JBoss
6 30 (1.87%) Mule
7 28 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 24 (1.50%) Umbraco
9 24 (1.50%) WordPress
10 22 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
10 22 (1.37%) WebSphere
11 19 (1.18%) Mule ESB
12 17 (1.06%) Red Hat Fuse
13 16 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
15 12 (0.75%) EPiServer
15 12 (0.75%) nginx
15 12 (0.75%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 19 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.37%) Sketch
6 4 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.25%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.12%) InVision
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.062%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 31 (1.93%) Payment Gateway
2 28 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (1.12%) SAP Business One
4 15 (0.94%) Magento
5 14 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.44%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.37%) Elite 3E
8 5 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.25%) Shopify
10 3 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
10 3 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 2 (0.12%) Maximo
11 2 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
11 2 (0.12%) Relativity
11 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.12%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 384 (23.94%) AWS
2 382 (23.82%) Azure
3 149 (9.29%) SaaS
4 105 (6.55%) GitHub
5 83 (5.17%) Amazon EC2
6 65 (4.05%) Azure Service Bus
7 56 (3.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 55 (3.43%) PaaS
9 53 (3.30%) Serverless
10 52 (3.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 50 (3.12%) Cloud Computing
12 49 (3.05%) Power Platform
13 46 (2.87%) GCP
14 42 (2.62%) IaaS
15 40 (2.49%) Twilio
16 32 (2.00%) Amazon S3
16 32 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
17 29 (1.81%) Azure Service Fabric
18 26 (1.62%) npm
19 25 (1.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 87 (5.42%) HTTP
2 69 (4.30%) Internet
3 59 (3.68%) SSL
4 47 (2.93%) Firewall
5 46 (2.87%) VPN
6 24 (1.50%) SMTP
7 22 (1.37%) DNS
8 21 (1.31%) TCP/IP
9 13 (0.81%) FTP
9 13 (0.81%) Network Security
10 11 (0.69%) Reverse Proxy
10 11 (0.69%) SSH
11 8 (0.50%) SMS
12 7 (0.44%) DHCP
12 7 (0.44%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.44%) LAN
12 7 (0.44%) WAN
13 5 (0.31%) PBX
13 5 (0.31%) SD-WAN
14 4 (0.25%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (24.50%) SQL Server
2 272 (16.96%) MySQL
3 175 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
4 173 (10.79%) Relational Database
5 101 (6.30%) NoSQL
6 89 (5.55%) MongoDB
7 69 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 62 (3.87%) Amazon RDS
9 59 (3.68%) MariaDB
10 49 (3.05%) Oracle Database
11 38 (2.37%) Power BI
11 38 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 33 (2.06%) Big Data
13 26 (1.62%) Data Lake
14 25 (1.56%) RDBMS
15 24 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (1.31%) Redis
17 19 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
18 18 (1.12%) DB2
19 17 (1.06%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 403 (25.12%) Git (software)
2 238 (14.84%) Jenkins
2 238 (14.84%) JIRA
3 176 (10.97%) Maven
4 150 (9.35%) Selenium
5 122 (7.61%) JUnit
6 97 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 96 (5.99%) Cucumber
8 95 (5.92%) SoapUI
9 77 (4.80%) Mockito
10 53 (3.30%) Visual Studio
11 48 (2.99%) Postman
12 45 (2.81%) DbUnit
12 45 (2.81%) jMock
12 45 (2.81%) SonarQube
12 45 (2.81%) Subversion
13 39 (2.43%) TeamCity
14 37 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
15 35 (2.18%) JMeter
15 35 (2.18%) PHPUnit
General
1 383 (23.88%) Social Skills
2 234 (14.59%) Finance
3 104 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 98 (6.11%) Marketing
5 88 (5.49%) Public Sector
6 85 (5.30%) Telecoms
7 77 (4.80%) Legal
8 66 (4.11%) Law
9 63 (3.93%) Retail
10 52 (3.24%) Influencing Skills
11 50 (3.12%) Banking
12 47 (2.93%) Presentation Skills
13 38 (2.37%) Organisational Skills
14 37 (2.31%) Manufacturing
15 34 (2.12%) Wearables
16 33 (2.06%) Games
17 25 (1.56%) Documentation Skills
18 22 (1.37%) Electronics
19 14 (0.87%) Back Office
20 12 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,000 (62.34%) Developer
2 288 (17.96%) Senior Developer
3 198 (12.34%) Java Developer
4 137 (8.54%) .NET Developer
5 135 (8.42%) Software Developer
6 127 (7.92%) C# Developer
6 127 (7.92%) Software Engineer
7 119 (7.42%) PHP Developer
8 115 (7.17%) Full Stack Developer
9 105 (6.55%) Architect
10 69 (4.30%) Consultant
10 69 (4.30%) Salesforce Developer
11 62 (3.87%) Senior PHP Developer
12 58 (3.62%) Senior C# Developer
13 56 (3.49%) Senior Java Developer
14 53 (3.30%) Lead Developer
15 49 (3.05%) Analyst
16 48 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
16 48 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
17 46 (2.87%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,070 (66.71%) REST
2 746 (46.51%) Web Services
3 529 (32.98%) XML
4 485 (30.24%) .NET
5 480 (29.93%) HTML
6 442 (27.56%) CSS
7 409 (25.50%) JSON
8 300 (18.70%) AngularJS
9 288 (17.96%) RESTful
10 248 (15.46%) Spring
11 210 (13.09%) React
12 209 (13.03%) jQuery
13 191 (11.91%) ASP.NET
14 142 (8.85%) .NET Framework
15 141 (8.79%) WCF
16 139 (8.67%) Node.js
17 122 (7.61%) .NET Core
18 110 (6.86%) ASP.NET MVC
19 105 (6.55%) ASP.NET Web API
20 95 (5.92%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.73%) Enterprise Software
2 96 (5.99%) Mobile App
3 88 (5.49%) User Experience
4 52 (3.24%) NHS
5 42 (2.62%) Legacy Systems
6 30 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (1.62%) PKI
9 24 (1.50%) Cloud Native
9 24 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 23 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.31%) N-Tier
12 19 (1.18%) CMDB
12 19 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
12 19 (1.18%) Public Cloud
13 17 (1.06%) Blog
14 16 (1.00%) Algorithms
14 16 (1.00%) Client/Server
15 15 (0.94%) Life Science
16 10 (0.62%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 245 (15.27%) Linux
2 119 (7.42%) Windows
3 88 (5.49%) Unix
4 50 (3.12%) Android
5 46 (2.87%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.31%) VMS
7 17 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 14 (0.87%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.37%) Mesosphere
9 6 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.37%) Solaris
9 6 (0.37%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.31%) SUSE
11 4 (0.25%) CentOS
11 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.19%) Fedora
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.062%) Alpine Linux
14 1 (0.062%) Debian
14 1 (0.062%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 734 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (20.64%) Scrum
3 315 (19.64%) DevOps
4 310 (19.33%) Microservices
5 293 (18.27%) MVC
6 288 (17.96%) Test Automation
7 244 (15.21%) Software Engineering
8 222 (13.84%) OO
9 209 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
9 209 (13.03%) TDD
10 201 (12.53%) Full Stack Development
11 184 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
12 163 (10.16%) OOP
13 155 (9.66%) SOA
14 153 (9.54%) BDD
15 134 (8.35%) Web Development
16 124 (7.73%) Unit Testing
17 122 (7.61%) SDLC
18 116 (7.23%) Open Source
19 112 (6.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 687 (42.83%) JavaScript
2 606 (37.78%) Java
3 594 (37.03%) SQL
4 510 (31.80%) C#
5 249 (15.52%) PHP
6 164 (10.22%) Python
7 104 (6.48%) T-SQL
8 103 (6.42%) Java 8
9 76 (4.74%) Apex Code
10 75 (4.68%) TypeScript
11 69 (4.30%) C++
12 66 (4.11%) Bash Shell
13 53 (3.30%) VB.NET
14 51 (3.18%) PL/SQL
15 39 (2.43%) PHP 7
15 39 (2.43%) PowerShell
16 29 (1.81%) XPath
17 28 (1.75%) Perl
18 26 (1.62%) Ruby
18 26 (1.62%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 153 (9.54%) Degree
2 64 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 59 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (1.62%) ISTQB
6 18 (1.12%) ISEB
7 17 (1.06%) Master's Degree
8 16 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 11 (0.69%) CISA
11 8 (0.50%) PhD
12 6 (0.37%) CEH
12 6 (0.37%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.37%) GIAC
12 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.37%) OSCE
12 6 (0.37%) OSCP
13 5 (0.31%) CISSP
13 5 (0.31%) ISSAP
13 5 (0.31%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (9.60%) QA
2 30 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.75%) Accessibility
4 12 (0.75%) NIST
5 10 (0.62%) GDPR
6 9 (0.56%) SLA
7 7 (0.44%) GRC
8 6 (0.37%) HL7
9 5 (0.31%) COBIT
9 5 (0.31%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.25%) WAI
10 4 (0.25%) WCAG
11 3 (0.19%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.12%) CDISC
12 2 (0.12%) GxP
12 2 (0.12%) SOC 2
13 1 (0.062%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.062%) NCSC
System Software
1 191 (11.91%) Docker
2 25 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.18%) Postfix
4 12 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.50%) HDFS
7 7 (0.44%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.19%) vSphere
9 1 (0.062%) KVM
9 1 (0.062%) Varnish
9 1 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 154 (9.60%) Kubernetes
2 33 (2.06%) Puppet
3 27 (1.68%) Ansible
4 25 (1.56%) Terraform
5 22 (1.37%) Kibana
6 19 (1.18%) HP UCMDB
7 16 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (0.56%) logstash
10 8 (0.50%) FlexNet
10 8 (0.50%) Grafana
10 8 (0.50%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.44%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.37%) Automic
12 6 (0.37%) CloudHub
12 6 (0.37%) HP ALM
12 6 (0.37%) HP Fortify
12 6 (0.37%) WebInspect
13 4 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.19%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 217 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 187 (11.66%) Oracle
3 120 (7.48%) Salesforce.com
4 60 (3.74%) ServiceNow
5 55 (3.43%) IBM
5 55 (3.43%) SAP
6 44 (2.74%) MuleSoft
7 40 (2.49%) Atlassian
8 35 (2.18%) HP
9 31 (1.93%) ANSYS
9 31 (1.93%) Bloomberg
10 30 (1.87%) Remedy
11 28 (1.75%) BMC
11 28 (1.75%) Google
12 27 (1.68%) Adobe
12 27 (1.68%) Pega
13 25 (1.56%) Guidewire
13 25 (1.56%) Talend
14 24 (1.50%) Splunk
15 18 (1.12%) Sage