Period
to 23 April 2018

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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 156 153
Rank change year-on-year -20 -3 +27
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 3,467 3,711 4,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 2.17% 2.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.77% 5.38% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,869 2,906 3,758
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 72,640 68,996 78,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.98% 40.29% 38.61%
Number of salaries quoted 61,258 59,041 67,594
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%

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 April 2018.

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 April 2018. 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 -16 3,245 £50,000 - 430
UK excluding London -19 2,244 £45,000 - 340
London -17 1,163 £60,000 - 121
South East +23 787 £45,000 -10.00% 80
North of England -16 552 £50,000 +11.11% 99
North West +20 336 £50,500 +12.22% 46
Midlands -27 280 £42,000 +5.00% 56
East of England -2 245 £50,000 -9.09% 34
South West -68 207 £40,000 -11.11% 40
West Midlands -27 192 £42,500 +18.06% 30
Yorkshire -43 179 £50,000 +11.11% 45
Scotland -24 112 £38,500 -13.48% 24
East Midlands -17 88 £39,500 -12.22% 26
Wales -28 70 £40,000 -11.64% 7
North East -30 37 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Northern Ireland -4 7 £45,000 +5.88%

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 1,996 (57.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1,932 (55.73%) Web Services
3 1,917 (55.29%) REST
4 1,596 (46.03%) JavaScript
5 1,531 (44.16%) Java
6 1,401 (40.41%) SQL
7 1,350 (38.94%) HTML
8 1,329 (38.33%) XML
9 1,219 (35.16%) C#
10 1,143 (32.97%) CSS
11 1,078 (31.09%) .NET
12 995 (28.70%) SQL Server
13 907 (26.16%) MVC
14 886 (25.56%) JSON
15 763 (22.01%) TDD
16 743 (21.43%) Scrum
17 716 (20.65%) RESTful
18 709 (20.45%) Git (software)
19 707 (20.39%) Spring
20 647 (18.66%) jQuery
21 625 (18.03%) OO
22 618 (17.83%) Finance
23 617 (17.80%) Test Automation
24 586 (16.90%) AngularJS
25 580 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
26 572 (16.50%) ASP.NET
27 564 (16.27%) MySQL
28 560 (16.15%) Software Engineering
29 558 (16.09%) Oracle
30 544 (15.69%) 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
1 217 (6.26%) Tomcat
2 197 (5.68%) JBoss
3 185 (5.34%) Apache
4 167 (4.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 165 (4.76%) WebSphere
6 120 (3.46%) Confluence
6 120 (3.46%) WebLogic
7 91 (2.62%) CMS
8 89 (2.57%) IIS
9 77 (2.22%) Mule
10 75 (2.16%) SharePoint
11 62 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
12 56 (1.62%) Drupal
13 54 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
14 53 (1.53%) Mule ESB
15 48 (1.38%) Oracle Service Bus
16 47 (1.36%) nginx
17 36 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
18 32 (0.92%) Apache Spark
19 27 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.14%) Weka
5 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.058%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.058%) Revit
7 1 (0.029%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 41 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.01%) Magento
3 21 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 16 (0.46%) MetaTrader
6 13 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
7 12 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
9 10 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.23%) Documaker
11 7 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
12 6 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
13 5 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
14 4 (0.12%) Front Arena
14 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
14 4 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
14 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
14 4 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
14 4 (0.12%) PeopleSoft CRM
14 4 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 379 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
2 325 (9.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 184 (5.31%) SaaS
4 63 (1.82%) Force.com
5 62 (1.79%) GitHub
6 52 (1.50%) PaaS
7 48 (1.38%) IaaS
8 40 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
9 38 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
10 35 (1.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 33 (0.95%) NuGet
12 28 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
13 24 (0.69%) Serverless
14 22 (0.63%) Boomi
14 22 (0.63%) npm
14 22 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 21 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 18 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
17 13 (0.37%) Amazon S3
18 12 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 240 (6.92%) HTTP
2 123 (3.55%) Internet
3 109 (3.14%) SSL
4 42 (1.21%) FTP
5 38 (1.10%) DNS
6 35 (1.01%) Firewall
7 34 (0.98%) TCP/IP
8 26 (0.75%) SMTP
9 18 (0.52%) SNMP
9 18 (0.52%) SSH
10 17 (0.49%) AMQP
11 16 (0.46%) HTTPS
11 16 (0.46%) NetScaler
12 14 (0.40%) Network Security
13 13 (0.37%) IMAP
13 13 (0.37%) PuTTY
14 12 (0.35%) Intranet
15 9 (0.26%) IPsec
16 8 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
16 8 (0.23%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 995 (28.70%) SQL Server
2 564 (16.27%) MySQL
3 291 (8.39%) Relational Database
4 261 (7.53%) NoSQL
5 196 (5.65%) MongoDB
6 150 (4.33%) Big Data
7 116 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 111 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
9 110 (3.17%) RDBMS
10 108 (3.12%) Oracle Database
11 105 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
12 92 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
13 75 (2.16%) Hadoop
14 67 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 61 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
16 52 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 44 (1.27%) Power BI
18 42 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
19 41 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 39 (1.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 709 (20.45%) Git (software)
2 475 (13.70%) Selenium
3 370 (10.67%) Jenkins
3 370 (10.67%) JIRA
4 364 (10.50%) Maven
5 313 (9.03%) SoapUI
6 256 (7.38%) JUnit
7 242 (6.98%) Subversion
8 237 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 224 (6.46%) Visual Studio
10 209 (6.03%) Cucumber
11 169 (4.87%) Eclipse
12 160 (4.61%) NUnit
13 124 (3.58%) Ant
14 109 (3.14%) WebDriver
15 100 (2.88%) IntelliJ
16 97 (2.80%) Gradle
17 90 (2.60%) MSTest
18 86 (2.48%) JMeter
19 78 (2.25%) TeamCity
General
1 618 (17.83%) Finance
2 213 (6.14%) Banking
3 183 (5.28%) Retail
4 124 (3.58%) Marketing
5 117 (3.37%) Advertising
6 93 (2.68%) Games
7 91 (2.62%) Telecoms
8 58 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 57 (1.64%) Investment Banking
10 50 (1.44%) Legal
11 42 (1.21%) Electronics
11 42 (1.21%) Law
12 24 (0.69%) Automotive
12 24 (0.69%) Back Office
12 24 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 24 (0.69%) Publishing
13 19 (0.55%) Billing
14 17 (0.49%) Front Office
15 11 (0.32%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,061 (59.45%) Developer
2 634 (18.29%) Java Developer
3 449 (12.95%) .NET Developer
4 448 (12.92%) C# Developer
5 363 (10.47%) Senior Developer
6 321 (9.26%) Software Developer
7 313 (9.03%) C# .NET Developer
8 253 (7.30%) Architect
9 230 (6.63%) PHP Developer
10 229 (6.61%) Analyst
11 226 (6.52%) Software Engineer
12 160 (4.61%) C# Software Developer
13 144 (4.15%) .NET Software Developer
13 144 (4.15%) Web Developer
14 136 (3.92%) Java Engineer
15 131 (3.78%) Tester
16 129 (3.72%) Lead Developer
17 126 (3.63%) Senior Java Developer
18 122 (3.52%) ASP.NET Developer
19 118 (3.40%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,932 (55.73%) Web Services
2 1,917 (55.29%) REST
3 1,350 (38.94%) HTML
4 1,329 (38.33%) XML
5 1,143 (32.97%) CSS
6 1,078 (31.09%) .NET
7 886 (25.56%) JSON
8 716 (20.65%) RESTful
9 707 (20.39%) Spring
10 647 (18.66%) jQuery
11 586 (16.90%) AngularJS
12 572 (16.50%) ASP.NET
13 431 (12.43%) WCF
14 381 (10.99%) HTML5
15 380 (10.96%) Hibernate
16 352 (10.15%) J2EE
17 302 (8.71%) Ajax
18 282 (8.13%) .NET Framework
19 258 (7.44%) XSLT
20 253 (7.30%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 281 (8.10%) Computer Science
2 251 (7.24%) Enterprise Software
3 209 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 175 (5.05%) Mobile App
5 146 (4.21%) User Experience
6 129 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
7 126 (3.63%) Fintech
8 102 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
9 60 (1.73%) Data Centre
10 48 (1.38%) Management Information System
11 41 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
12 33 (0.95%) N-Tier
12 33 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 28 (0.81%) Data Structures
14 21 (0.61%) EPoS
15 20 (0.58%) Derivative
16 19 (0.55%) Client/Server
16 19 (0.55%) W3C
17 18 (0.52%) Hedge funds
18 17 (0.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 539 (15.55%) Linux
2 306 (8.83%) Windows
3 214 (6.17%) Unix
4 133 (3.84%) Android
5 118 (3.40%) Apple iOS
6 86 (2.48%) Windows Server
7 79 (2.28%) Solaris
8 35 (1.01%) CentOS
9 31 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.63%) Mac OS X
12 16 (0.46%) HPUX
12 16 (0.46%) Windows 10
13 14 (0.40%) AIX
13 14 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
15 10 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.26%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,996 (57.57%) Agile Software Development
2 907 (26.16%) MVC
3 763 (22.01%) TDD
4 743 (21.43%) Scrum
5 625 (18.03%) OO
6 617 (17.80%) Test Automation
7 580 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
8 560 (16.15%) Software Engineering
9 524 (15.11%) SOA
10 490 (14.13%) Web Development
11 426 (12.29%) SDLC
12 394 (11.36%) BDD
13 364 (10.50%) DevOps
14 361 (10.41%) Microservices
15 353 (10.18%) Unit Testing
16 336 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
17 260 (7.50%) OOP
18 242 (6.98%) E-Commerce
19 227 (6.55%) Mentoring
20 188 (5.42%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1,596 (46.03%) JavaScript
2 1,531 (44.16%) Java
3 1,401 (40.41%) SQL
4 1,219 (35.16%) C#
5 487 (14.05%) PHP
6 333 (9.60%) T-SQL
7 331 (9.55%) Python
8 184 (5.31%) PL/SQL
9 170 (4.90%) C++
10 138 (3.98%) Ruby
11 126 (3.63%) VB.NET
12 114 (3.29%) Apex Code
13 111 (3.20%) Java 8
14 104 (3.00%) PowerShell
15 96 (2.77%) Groovy
16 80 (2.31%) Perl
16 80 (2.31%) Scala
17 79 (2.28%) C
18 66 (1.90%) Bash Shell
19 53 (1.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 462 (13.33%) Degree
2 120 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 73 (2.11%) ISTQB
4 61 (1.76%) Security Cleared
5 59 (1.70%) ISEB
6 37 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 35 (1.01%) Master's Degree
8 32 (0.92%) SC Cleared
9 27 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
10 23 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
11 17 (0.49%) Postgraduate
12 16 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
13 13 (0.37%) HND
13 13 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.35%) CISSP
14 12 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (0.29%) GIAC
15 10 (0.29%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 388 (11.19%) QA
2 23 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 20 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.55%) SLA
5 14 (0.40%) GCP
6 12 (0.35%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 8 (0.23%) PSD2
8 7 (0.20%) ISO 8583
9 6 (0.17%) GDPR
9 6 (0.17%) ISO 20022
10 5 (0.14%) HL7
10 5 (0.14%) PA-DSS
11 4 (0.12%) PMO
12 3 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.087%) EMIR
12 3 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.087%) SEPA
13 2 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.058%) MiFID
13 2 (0.058%) WAI
System Software
1 218 (6.29%) Docker
2 52 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.58%) vSphere
4 16 (0.46%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.46%) HDFS
4 16 (0.46%) VirtualBox
5 11 (0.32%) Apache Flume
6 9 (0.26%) iptables
7 8 (0.23%) Samba
8 7 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.20%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.087%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.029%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.029%) DRBD
11 1 (0.029%) Firmware
11 1 (0.029%) GridGain
11 1 (0.029%) IAG
11 1 (0.029%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 82 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
1 82 (2.37%) Puppet
2 74 (2.13%) Ansible
3 46 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
4 45 (1.30%) Kubernetes
5 24 (0.69%) Kibana
6 23 (0.66%) logstash
7 22 (0.63%) Nagios
8 20 (0.58%) CA Service Virtualization
9 18 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (0.46%) HP ALM
10 16 (0.46%) Perfmon
11 13 (0.37%) Terraform
12 12 (0.35%) Rancher
13 11 (0.32%) Oozie
13 11 (0.32%) Salt
14 9 (0.26%) vRealize
15 8 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 8 (0.23%) Sysdig
16 7 (0.20%) MOM
Vendors
1 558 (16.09%) Oracle
2 544 (15.69%) Microsoft
3 174 (5.02%) IBM
4 156 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
5 131 (3.78%) Google
6 103 (2.97%) SAP
7 70 (2.02%) TIBCO
8 69 (1.99%) MuleSoft
9 67 (1.93%) ServiceNow
10 62 (1.79%) HP
11 58 (1.67%) VMware
12 55 (1.59%) Zend
13 50 (1.44%) Apple
14 43 (1.24%) CA
15 40 (1.15%) Splunk
16 39 (1.12%) Red Hat
17 33 (0.95%) Capita
18 32 (0.92%) Cisco
18 32 (0.92%) Sun
19 30 (0.87%) BEA