Period
to 17 February 2019

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

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 173 163
Rank change year-on-year -3 -10 -2
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 2,881 3,559 3,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 2.03% 2.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.85% 5.01% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,210 2,974 3,033
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,550
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
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 59,393 71,097 69,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.72% 40.59% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 48,678 59,992 59,673
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 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
England -2 2,651 £50,000 - 546
UK excluding London -10 1,764 £45,000 - 402
London +7 1,042 £62,500 +4.17% 182
South East -1 582 £47,500 +5.56% 88
North of England -20 384 £45,000 -10.00% 145
Midlands -13 270 £40,000 -5.88% 54
North West -11 245 £45,000 -14.29% 80
South West +8 204 £45,000 +9.76% 35
West Midlands -1 178 £44,000 +3.53% 29
East of England -24 160 £47,500 -5.00% 42
Yorkshire -6 113 £45,000 -10.00% 59
Scotland -4 108 £47,500 +25.00% 20
East Midlands -5 92 £40,000 -5.88% 25
Wales 0 52 £36,404 -8.99% 13
North East +14 26 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Northern Ireland -17 4 - - 5

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 1,600 (55.54%) Agile Software Development
2 1,474 (51.16%) Web Services
3 1,459 (50.64%) REST
4 1,349 (46.82%) JavaScript
5 1,261 (43.77%) SQL
6 1,133 (39.33%) C#
7 1,081 (37.52%) Java
8 1,062 (36.86%) .NET
9 1,056 (36.65%) HTML
10 1,002 (34.78%) XML
11 922 (32.00%) CSS
12 892 (30.96%) SQL Server
13 709 (24.61%) Finance
14 708 (24.57%) JSON
15 680 (23.60%) Scrum
16 644 (22.35%) MVC
17 620 (21.52%) RESTful
18 578 (20.06%) TDD
19 568 (19.72%) Test Automation
20 529 (18.36%) Spring
21 527 (18.29%) Git (software)
22 520 (18.05%) ASP.NET
23 518 (17.98%) Microsoft
24 482 (16.73%) jQuery
25 481 (16.70%) Microsoft Azure
26 478 (16.59%) Oracle
27 477 (16.56%) AngularJS
28 459 (15.93%) Microservices
29 455 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
30 446 (15.48%) Selenium

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
1 187 (6.49%) Confluence
2 118 (4.10%) Apache
3 109 (3.78%) Tomcat
4 103 (3.58%) CMS
5 102 (3.54%) JBoss
6 100 (3.47%) IIS
7 94 (3.26%) WebSphere
8 88 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
9 76 (2.64%) SharePoint
10 75 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
11 55 (1.91%) Mule
12 53 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 50 (1.74%) Apache Spark
14 45 (1.56%) WebLogic
15 40 (1.39%) Apache Solr
16 31 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
17 30 (1.04%) Mule ESB
18 26 (0.90%) Drupal
19 24 (0.83%) Anypoint
20 23 (0.80%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 34 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.45%) Weka
4 8 (0.28%) Maple
5 6 (0.21%) HipChat
5 6 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.035%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 71 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.35%) osCommerce
5 9 (0.31%) Magento
6 8 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.24%) SAP CO
7 7 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.24%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 7 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
8 6 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 5 (0.17%) SAP FI-CA
9 5 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
9 5 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.14%) Scribe Insight
10 4 (0.14%) StreamServe
10 4 (0.14%) Workday HCM
11 3 (0.10%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 481 (16.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 353 (12.25%) Amazon AWS
3 147 (5.10%) SaaS
4 89 (3.09%) GitHub
5 75 (2.60%) PaaS
6 74 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 72 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
8 42 (1.46%) IaaS
9 40 (1.39%) OpenShift
10 39 (1.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 38 (1.32%) Office 365
12 36 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
13 32 (1.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 31 (1.08%) npm
15 29 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
16 24 (0.83%) Apigee
17 21 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
17 21 (0.73%) CloudBees
18 18 (0.62%) Force.com
19 17 (0.59%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 177 (6.14%) HTTP
2 73 (2.53%) SSL
3 67 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 32 (1.11%) Internet
5 30 (1.04%) HTTPS
6 28 (0.97%) Firewall
7 26 (0.90%) DNS
8 22 (0.76%) FTP
9 18 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
10 11 (0.38%) SAN
10 11 (0.38%) WAN
11 10 (0.35%) DHCP
12 9 (0.31%) SMTP
12 9 (0.31%) VPN
13 7 (0.24%) Wireless
14 6 (0.21%) Extranet
14 6 (0.21%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.21%) LAN
14 6 (0.21%) Network Security
15 5 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 892 (30.96%) SQL Server
2 376 (13.05%) MySQL
3 265 (9.20%) Relational Database
4 186 (6.46%) MongoDB
5 158 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 154 (5.35%) NoSQL
7 152 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 136 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
9 124 (4.30%) Big Data
10 98 (3.40%) Oracle Database
11 80 (2.78%) Hadoop
12 70 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
13 63 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
14 57 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
15 50 (1.74%) Cosmos DB
16 49 (1.70%) RDBMS
17 46 (1.60%) Redis
18 45 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
19 40 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
20 35 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 527 (18.29%) Git (software)
2 446 (15.48%) Selenium
3 390 (13.54%) JIRA
4 349 (12.11%) Jenkins
5 321 (11.14%) SoapUI
6 295 (10.24%) Visual Studio
7 261 (9.06%) Cucumber
8 251 (8.71%) Maven
9 232 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 207 (7.19%) JUnit
11 172 (5.97%) JMeter
12 145 (5.03%) Subversion
13 115 (3.99%) Gradle
14 110 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 110 (3.82%) NUnit
15 107 (3.71%) WebDriver
16 92 (3.19%) Eclipse
17 80 (2.78%) Bitbucket
18 75 (2.60%) SpecFlow
19 62 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 709 (24.61%) Finance
2 173 (6.00%) Banking
3 158 (5.48%) Retail
4 141 (4.89%) Marketing
5 97 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 64 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 61 (2.12%) Law
8 54 (1.87%) Electronics
9 38 (1.32%) Games
10 37 (1.28%) Legal
11 24 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 22 (0.76%) Back Office
12 22 (0.76%) Retail Banking
13 19 (0.66%) Retail Finance
14 14 (0.49%) Front Office
15 13 (0.45%) Publishing
16 12 (0.42%) French Language
17 11 (0.38%) Automotive
18 10 (0.35%) Advertising
19 8 (0.28%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 1,691 (58.69%) Developer
2 416 (14.44%) .NET Developer
3 401 (13.92%) Java Developer
4 352 (12.22%) C# Developer
5 332 (11.52%) Senior Developer
6 282 (9.79%) Software Developer
7 276 (9.58%) C# .NET Developer
8 259 (8.99%) Architect
9 190 (6.59%) Analyst
10 159 (5.52%) PHP Developer
11 157 (5.45%) Software Engineer
12 134 (4.65%) C# Software Developer
13 124 (4.30%) Lead Developer
14 122 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
15 110 (3.82%) Consultant
15 110 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
16 109 (3.78%) .NET Software Developer
17 102 (3.54%) Tester
18 98 (3.40%) ASP.NET Developer
19 95 (3.30%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,474 (51.16%) Web Services
2 1,459 (50.64%) REST
3 1,062 (36.86%) .NET
4 1,056 (36.65%) HTML
5 1,002 (34.78%) XML
6 922 (32.00%) CSS
7 708 (24.57%) JSON
8 620 (21.52%) RESTful
9 529 (18.36%) Spring
10 520 (18.05%) ASP.NET
11 482 (16.73%) jQuery
12 477 (16.56%) AngularJS
13 367 (12.74%) WCF
14 329 (11.42%) HTML5
15 254 (8.82%) .NET Framework
16 225 (7.81%) Hibernate
17 219 (7.60%) ASP.NET MVC
17 219 (7.60%) React
18 218 (7.57%) J2EE
19 202 (7.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 186 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
3 150 (5.21%) Fintech
4 137 (4.76%) User Experience
5 132 (4.58%) Mobile App
6 87 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
7 78 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
8 72 (2.50%) Management Information System
9 39 (1.35%) PMI
10 36 (1.25%) Data Structures
10 36 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 33 (1.15%) Algorithms
12 28 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
13 22 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 21 (0.73%) CMDB
15 20 (0.69%) EPoS
16 18 (0.62%) Cloud Native
17 17 (0.59%) DataPower
17 17 (0.59%) Internet of Things
17 17 (0.59%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 432 (14.99%) Linux
2 345 (11.98%) Windows
3 164 (5.69%) Unix
4 93 (3.23%) Android
5 82 (2.85%) Apple iOS
6 75 (2.60%) Windows Server
7 38 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 30 (1.04%) CentOS
9 23 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 15 (0.52%) Solaris
12 15 (0.52%) Windows 10
13 14 (0.49%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.42%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.31%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.10%) zOS
18 2 (0.069%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,600 (55.54%) Agile Software Development
2 680 (23.60%) Scrum
3 644 (22.35%) MVC
4 578 (20.06%) TDD
5 568 (19.72%) Test Automation
6 459 (15.93%) Microservices
7 455 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 403 (13.99%) OO
9 379 (13.16%) DevOps
10 367 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
11 361 (12.53%) SDLC
12 354 (12.29%) BDD
13 343 (11.91%) Software Engineering
14 312 (10.83%) Web Development
15 280 (9.72%) Unit Testing
16 272 (9.44%) SOA
17 228 (7.91%) Mentoring
18 214 (7.43%) OOP
19 183 (6.35%) Computer Science
20 182 (6.32%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,349 (46.82%) JavaScript
2 1,261 (43.77%) SQL
3 1,133 (39.33%) C#
4 1,081 (37.52%) Java
5 276 (9.58%) PHP
6 269 (9.34%) Python
7 261 (9.06%) T-SQL
8 174 (6.04%) PL/SQL
9 153 (5.31%) C++
10 125 (4.34%) VB.NET
11 114 (3.96%) Java 8
12 86 (2.99%) PowerShell
13 73 (2.53%) Apex Code
14 68 (2.36%) C
15 64 (2.22%) Ruby
16 61 (2.12%) Shell Script
17 51 (1.77%) ES6
18 50 (1.74%) Bash Shell
19 42 (1.46%) Groovy
19 42 (1.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 339 (11.77%) Degree
2 110 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 96 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 71 (2.46%) ISTQB
5 64 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 39 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 37 (1.28%) ISEB
8 25 (0.87%) CISSP
9 21 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (0.59%) Sun Certification
11 16 (0.56%) Master's Degree
12 15 (0.52%) DV Cleared
12 15 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
14 13 (0.45%) SANS
15 11 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (0.35%) MCSE
17 8 (0.28%) CCNA
17 8 (0.28%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 363 (12.60%) QA
2 35 (1.21%) GDPR
3 28 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (0.76%) SLA
5 12 (0.42%) HL7
6 11 (0.38%) PMO
7 10 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.31%) GAMP
9 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.069%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.069%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 229 (7.95%) Docker
2 44 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 28 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (0.80%) HDFS
6 19 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 18 (0.62%) vSphere
8 10 (0.35%) NFS
8 10 (0.35%) Varnish
8 10 (0.35%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.10%) Firmware
11 2 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.069%) Xen
12 1 (0.035%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 98 (3.40%) Kubernetes
2 44 (1.53%) Ansible
3 38 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
4 30 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
5 27 (0.94%) HP ALM
6 26 (0.90%) Terraform
7 23 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (0.76%) Puppet
9 15 (0.52%) CloudHub
10 11 (0.38%) Salt
11 10 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
12 8 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
15 5 (0.17%) Kibana
15 5 (0.17%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.17%) WebSphere Cast Iron
16 4 (0.14%) SCOM
17 3 (0.10%) Automic
17 3 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 518 (17.98%) Microsoft
2 478 (16.59%) Oracle
3 128 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
4 125 (4.34%) SAP
5 105 (3.64%) Google
6 88 (3.05%) Red Hat
7 71 (2.46%) IBM
8 57 (1.98%) MuleSoft
9 46 (1.60%) VMware
10 40 (1.39%) Pega
11 37 (1.28%) HP
12 33 (1.15%) Tableau
13 32 (1.11%) Atlassian
14 30 (1.04%) ServiceNow
15 28 (0.97%) Xamarin
16 27 (0.94%) Zend
17 21 (0.73%) Jitterbit
17 21 (0.73%) Splunk
17 21 (0.73%) TIBCO
18 20 (0.69%) webMethods