Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 154 163
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9 +10
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 3,326 4,101 4,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 2.32% 2.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.85% 5.70% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,630 3,153 3,602
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,250 £71,500 £75,000
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 68,640 71,936 77,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.47% 40.64% 38.94%
Number of salaries quoted 56,965 59,849 67,019
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -17 3,084 £51,500 +3.00% 515
UK excluding London -25 2,047 £45,000 - 401
London -22 1,209 £60,000 +4.35% 156
South East +14 656 £45,000 -10.00% 98
North of England -53 488 £45,000 - 88
North West -40 277 £47,500 +5.56% 51
South West -32 248 £45,000 - 53
East of England -7 238 £55,000 +11.11% 64
Midlands -50 238 £44,000 +17.33% 56
Yorkshire -49 178 £45,000 - 33
East Midlands -1 120 £45,000 +12.50% 20
West Midlands -60 118 £44,000 +22.22% 36
Scotland -33 114 £40,500 +3.85% 25
Wales +6 91 £40,000 -11.64% 11
North East -36 33 £45,500 +13.75% 4
Northern Ireland -2 2 - - 5

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 1,837 (55.23%) Web Services
2 1,825 (54.87%) REST
3 1,728 (51.95%) Agile Software Development
4 1,529 (45.97%) JavaScript
5 1,433 (43.08%) Java
6 1,329 (39.96%) SQL
7 1,267 (38.09%) C#
8 1,243 (37.37%) XML
9 1,242 (37.34%) HTML
10 1,214 (36.50%) .NET
11 1,054 (31.69%) CSS
12 983 (29.56%) SQL Server
13 801 (24.08%) MVC
14 763 (22.94%) JSON
15 726 (21.83%) Finance
16 723 (21.74%) Git (software)
17 717 (21.56%) RESTful
18 675 (20.29%) TDD
19 667 (20.05%) Scrum
20 630 (18.94%) Spring
21 598 (17.98%) ASP.NET
22 592 (17.80%) Test Automation
23 573 (17.23%) Microsoft
24 572 (17.20%) Oracle
25 565 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
26 545 (16.39%) OO
27 510 (15.33%) jQuery
28 500 (15.03%) Software Engineering
29 495 (14.88%) SOA
30 485 (14.58%) AngularJS

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
1 184 (5.53%) Tomcat
2 182 (5.47%) JBoss
3 181 (5.44%) WebSphere
4 173 (5.20%) Confluence
5 172 (5.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 161 (4.84%) Apache
7 134 (4.03%) WebLogic
8 117 (3.52%) CMS
9 110 (3.31%) IIS
10 84 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
11 77 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
12 67 (2.01%) Mule
12 67 (2.01%) SharePoint
13 56 (1.68%) Drupal
14 46 (1.38%) Mule ESB
15 45 (1.35%) Apache Pig
16 37 (1.11%) WordPress
17 34 (1.02%) Apache Spark
17 34 (1.02%) nginx
18 33 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 20 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 20 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.42%) MS Visio
2 14 (0.42%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.15%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.090%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.060%) Weka
7 1 (0.030%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.030%) HipChat
7 1 (0.030%) Maya
7 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 40 (1.20%) Magento
2 29 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.51%) Documaker
5 9 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.24%) MetaTrader
6 8 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
8 5 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
8 5 (0.15%) Front Arena
8 5 (0.15%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.12%) CSG Singleview
9 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.12%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 4 (0.12%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.090%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.090%) Exstream
10 3 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.090%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 436 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 404 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (3.25%) SaaS
4 63 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 62 (1.86%) GitHub
6 56 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
7 55 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
8 53 (1.59%) IaaS
9 45 (1.35%) PaaS
10 42 (1.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 38 (1.14%) Force.com
12 36 (1.08%) Serverless
13 31 (0.93%) Boomi
14 29 (0.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 28 (0.84%) Amazon S3
16 26 (0.78%) npm
17 24 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
18 23 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
19 16 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
20 15 (0.45%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 226 (6.79%) HTTP
2 117 (3.52%) SSL
3 85 (2.56%) Internet
4 82 (2.47%) TCP/IP
5 65 (1.95%) Firewall
6 57 (1.71%) FTP
7 42 (1.26%) DNS
8 33 (0.99%) HTTPS
9 26 (0.78%) SSH
10 21 (0.63%) DHCP
10 21 (0.63%) SNMP
11 19 (0.57%) OpenVPN
12 18 (0.54%) IPsec
13 17 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (0.51%) ICMP
13 17 (0.51%) IMAP
13 17 (0.51%) POP3
13 17 (0.51%) Telnet
13 17 (0.51%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 983 (29.56%) SQL Server
2 477 (14.34%) MySQL
3 317 (9.53%) Relational Database
4 254 (7.64%) NoSQL
5 182 (5.47%) MongoDB
6 164 (4.93%) Big Data
7 162 (4.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 118 (3.55%) Oracle Database
9 117 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 112 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 110 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
12 108 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
13 104 (3.13%) RDBMS
14 102 (3.07%) Hadoop
15 70 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
16 63 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 55 (1.65%) Power BI
18 52 (1.56%) Apache Hive
18 52 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
19 51 (1.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 723 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 426 (12.81%) JIRA
3 401 (12.06%) Selenium
4 372 (11.18%) Jenkins
5 340 (10.22%) Maven
6 310 (9.32%) SoapUI
7 267 (8.03%) Visual Studio
8 254 (7.64%) JUnit
9 232 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
10 203 (6.10%) Subversion
11 145 (4.36%) Cucumber
12 142 (4.27%) NUnit
13 137 (4.12%) Eclipse
14 134 (4.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 132 (3.97%) Gradle
16 110 (3.31%) Bitbucket
17 97 (2.92%) WebDriver
18 96 (2.89%) SpecFlow
19 94 (2.83%) JMeter
20 92 (2.77%) Ant
General
1 726 (21.83%) Finance
2 191 (5.74%) Banking
3 170 (5.11%) Retail
4 126 (3.79%) Marketing
5 120 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 85 (2.56%) Advertising
7 81 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 63 (1.89%) Games
9 55 (1.65%) Electronics
10 41 (1.23%) Legal
11 37 (1.11%) Law
12 35 (1.05%) Publishing
13 31 (0.93%) Investment Banking
14 30 (0.90%) Back Office
15 18 (0.54%) Automotive
16 16 (0.48%) Billing
17 14 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 12 (0.36%) Multimedia
19 11 (0.33%) Retail Finance
20 10 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,990 (59.83%) Developer
2 535 (16.09%) Java Developer
3 435 (13.08%) C# Developer
4 432 (12.99%) .NET Developer
5 331 (9.95%) Senior Developer
6 295 (8.87%) Software Developer
7 283 (8.51%) Software Engineer
8 265 (7.97%) C# .NET Developer
9 241 (7.25%) Analyst
10 238 (7.16%) Architect
11 181 (5.44%) Java Engineer
12 147 (4.42%) Lead Developer
13 146 (4.39%) C# Software Developer
14 144 (4.33%) SQL Developer
15 141 (4.24%) PHP Developer
16 139 (4.18%) C# Software Engineer
17 127 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
18 126 (3.79%) .NET Software Developer
19 111 (3.34%) Salesforce Developer
20 107 (3.22%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,837 (55.23%) Web Services
2 1,825 (54.87%) REST
3 1,243 (37.37%) XML
4 1,242 (37.34%) HTML
5 1,214 (36.50%) .NET
6 1,054 (31.69%) CSS
7 763 (22.94%) JSON
8 717 (21.56%) RESTful
9 630 (18.94%) Spring
10 598 (17.98%) ASP.NET
11 510 (15.33%) jQuery
12 485 (14.58%) AngularJS
13 380 (11.43%) HTML5
14 371 (11.15%) WCF
15 368 (11.06%) .NET Framework
16 324 (9.74%) Node.js
17 297 (8.93%) Hibernate
18 267 (8.03%) J2EE
19 262 (7.88%) Ajax
19 262 (7.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 252 (7.58%) Enterprise Software
2 233 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 227 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
4 148 (4.45%) Mobile App
5 147 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
6 142 (4.27%) User Experience
7 138 (4.15%) Fintech
8 137 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
9 64 (1.92%) Management Information System
10 33 (0.99%) Data Structures
11 32 (0.96%) DataPower
12 31 (0.93%) Client/Server
12 31 (0.93%) W3C
13 30 (0.90%) Robotics
13 30 (0.90%) Smartphone
14 29 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
15 25 (0.75%) Mainframe
16 22 (0.66%) NHS
17 21 (0.63%) Data Centre
18 20 (0.60%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 435 (13.08%) Linux
2 321 (9.65%) Windows
3 163 (4.90%) Unix
4 159 (4.78%) Android
5 133 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 65 (1.95%) Windows Server
7 55 (1.65%) Solaris
8 51 (1.53%) Mac OS X
9 31 (0.93%) CentOS
10 28 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (0.66%) AIX
13 17 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (0.39%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.27%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.24%) Windows 7
16 8 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
17 7 (0.21%) Windows 10
18 6 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,728 (51.95%) Agile Software Development
2 801 (24.08%) MVC
3 675 (20.29%) TDD
4 667 (20.05%) Scrum
5 592 (17.80%) Test Automation
6 565 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
7 545 (16.39%) OO
8 500 (15.03%) Software Engineering
9 495 (14.88%) SOA
10 452 (13.59%) Microservices
11 414 (12.45%) DevOps
12 400 (12.03%) Web Development
13 395 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
14 360 (10.82%) SDLC
15 354 (10.64%) Unit Testing
16 320 (9.62%) BDD
17 294 (8.84%) E-Commerce
18 199 (5.98%) OOP
19 183 (5.50%) Mentoring
20 178 (5.35%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1,529 (45.97%) JavaScript
2 1,433 (43.08%) Java
3 1,329 (39.96%) SQL
4 1,267 (38.09%) C#
5 399 (12.00%) PHP
6 329 (9.89%) Python
7 276 (8.30%) T-SQL
8 201 (6.04%) C++
9 186 (5.59%) PL/SQL
10 145 (4.36%) Java 8
11 142 (4.27%) Apex Code
12 121 (3.64%) PowerShell
13 109 (3.28%) VB.NET
14 107 (3.22%) Bash Shell
15 99 (2.98%) Ruby
16 87 (2.62%) C
17 62 (1.86%) Objective-C
18 61 (1.83%) Perl
19 53 (1.59%) Scala
20 52 (1.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 415 (12.48%) Degree
2 120 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 76 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 62 (1.86%) ISTQB
5 57 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 46 (1.38%) ISEB
7 45 (1.35%) CISSP
8 42 (1.26%) CCNA
8 42 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (1.20%) MCSE
10 39 (1.17%) CompTIA Security+
10 39 (1.17%) GIAC
10 39 (1.17%) Linux+ Certification
10 39 (1.17%) Network+ Certification
10 39 (1.17%) SANS
10 39 (1.17%) SSCP
11 37 (1.11%) DV Cleared
12 31 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
13 27 (0.81%) Postgraduate
14 24 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 397 (11.94%) QA
2 32 (0.96%) GCP
3 26 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.57%) SLA
5 12 (0.36%) GDPR
6 11 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.21%) PA-DSS
8 6 (0.18%) ISO 8583
8 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.18%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 4 (0.12%) COBIT
9 4 (0.12%) PMO
9 4 (0.12%) PSD2
9 4 (0.12%) SEPA
10 2 (0.060%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.030%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.030%) EMIR
11 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.030%) MiFID
11 1 (0.030%) WCAG
System Software
1 279 (8.39%) Docker
2 48 (1.44%) vSphere
3 47 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.78%) Active Directory
5 18 (0.54%) VirtualBox
6 17 (0.51%) Samba
7 10 (0.30%) Varnish
8 9 (0.27%) iptables
8 9 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.21%) VMware Server
10 6 (0.18%) HDFS
10 6 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.12%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.12%) Firmware
11 4 (0.12%) KVM
12 3 (0.090%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.060%) FreeRADIUS
14 1 (0.030%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.030%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 87 (2.62%) Puppet
2 68 (2.04%) Ansible
3 49 (1.47%) Kubernetes
4 47 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (1.17%) Salt
6 27 (0.81%) Rancher
6 27 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
7 24 (0.72%) Nagios
8 19 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (0.54%) vRealize
10 17 (0.51%) Sysdig
11 15 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (0.30%) CA Service Virtualization
12 10 (0.30%) Terraform
13 8 (0.24%) Automic
13 8 (0.24%) Kibana
13 8 (0.24%) logstash
13 8 (0.24%) Perfmon
13 8 (0.24%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
14 7 (0.21%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 573 (17.23%) Microsoft
2 572 (17.20%) Oracle
3 205 (6.16%) Salesforce.com
4 202 (6.07%) IBM
5 165 (4.96%) Google
6 115 (3.46%) SAP
7 73 (2.19%) TIBCO
8 69 (2.07%) ServiceNow
9 64 (1.92%) MuleSoft
10 60 (1.80%) HP
11 54 (1.62%) VMware
12 52 (1.56%) Red Hat
13 42 (1.26%) Apple
14 40 (1.20%) Adobe
14 40 (1.20%) Capita
14 40 (1.20%) Splunk
15 37 (1.11%) hybris
16 35 (1.05%) Atlassian
17 34 (1.02%) AppDynamics
18 32 (0.96%) Zend