Period
to 20 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 160 166
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6 -16
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 4068 4289 4257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.32% 2.18% 1.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.72% 5.61% 5.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3141 3584 3569
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

SOAP is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 71129 76440 82104
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.49% 38.77% 37.86%
Number of salaries quoted 59228 66371 70004
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,995 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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 +3 3774 £50,000 - 273
UK excluding London +16 2554 £45,000 - 207
London -13 1425 £57,500 -1.46% 81
North of England +28 768 £45,000 - 69
South East -22 593 £50,000 +5.26% 44
North West +10 400 £45,000 - 43
Midlands +48 381 £37,500 -10.28% 26
Yorkshire +35 319 £45,000 - 20
South West +16 319 £45,000 +20.00% 28
East of England -19 258 £49,500 +7.61% 23
West Midlands +59 253 £36,000 -12.90% 13
Scotland +37 157 £38,500 -9.41% 14
East Midlands +19 129 £40,000 - 13
Wales +17 80 £45,269 +13.17% 3
North East +41 49 £40,000 +9.59% 6
Northern Ireland -8 6 £26,500 -55.83%
Isle of Man - 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 August 2017, IT jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SOAP.

1 2272 (55.85%) REST
2 2243 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2198 (54.03%) Web Services
4 2054 (50.49%) Java
5 1832 (45.03%) XML
6 1634 (40.17%) JavaScript
7 1501 (36.90%) SQL
8 1401 (34.44%) HTML
9 1195 (29.38%) C#
10 1169 (28.74%) CSS
11 1165 (28.64%) SQL Server
12 1156 (28.42%) .NET
13 1149 (28.24%) MVC
14 1100 (27.04%) TDD
15 1096 (26.94%) Spring
16 998 (24.53%) JSON
17 995 (24.46%) Finance
18 986 (24.24%) Scrum
19 894 (21.98%) Git (software)
20 817 (20.08%) RESTful
21 802 (19.71%) OO
22 763 (18.76%) Oracle
23 749 (18.41%) Test Automation
24 728 (17.90%) ASP.NET
25 726 (17.85%) Linux
26 704 (17.31%) Hibernate
27 696 (17.11%) Software Engineering
28 691 (16.99%) AngularJS
29 678 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
30 637 (15.66%) 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
1 460 (11.31%) Tomcat
2 382 (9.39%) Apache
3 323 (7.94%) JBoss
4 230 (5.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 217 (5.33%) IIS
6 200 (4.92%) WebSphere
7 152 (3.74%) Mule
8 142 (3.49%) CMS
9 140 (3.44%) WebLogic
10 135 (3.32%) Mule ESB
11 119 (2.93%) Confluence
12 94 (2.31%) Drupal
13 66 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
14 60 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
15 57 (1.40%) nginx
16 53 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
17 48 (1.18%) Documentum
18 47 (1.16%) SharePoint
19 40 (0.98%) Anypoint
20 37 (0.91%) Umbraco
Applications
1 36 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.15%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.098%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.074%) Weka
8 2 (0.049%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.025%) HipChat
9 1 (0.025%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 51 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
3 47 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
4 23 (0.57%) Magento
5 14 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 13 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
6 13 (0.32%) Pega PRPC
6 13 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 11 (0.27%) Eloqua
8 10 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.25%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 8 (0.20%) SAP GRC
11 4 (0.098%) nopCommerce
11 4 (0.098%) Oracle HRMS
11 4 (0.098%) SAP R/3
12 3 (0.074%) OpenText MBPM
12 3 (0.074%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.074%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 379 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
2 279 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 250 (6.15%) SaaS
4 200 (4.92%) GitHub
5 113 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
6 40 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (0.64%) Force.com
8 25 (0.61%) Boomi
9 22 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 19 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 19 (0.47%) BrowserStack
10 19 (0.47%) PaaS
11 18 (0.44%) IaaS
12 15 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
13 13 (0.32%) TestFlight
14 12 (0.29%) Office 365
14 12 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 11 (0.27%) iPaaS
16 10 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 255 (6.27%) HTTP
2 112 (2.75%) Internet
3 84 (2.06%) TCP/IP
4 68 (1.67%) LDAP
5 67 (1.65%) SSL
6 48 (1.18%) FTP
7 43 (1.06%) Firewall
8 28 (0.69%) DNS
8 28 (0.69%) SSH
9 24 (0.59%) SMTP
10 17 (0.42%) HTTPS
11 16 (0.39%) IMAP
12 11 (0.27%) Intranet
13 10 (0.25%) LAN
13 10 (0.25%) WAN
14 8 (0.20%) RFID
14 8 (0.20%) Wireless
15 6 (0.15%) AMQP
15 6 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
15 6 (0.15%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1165 (28.64%) SQL Server
2 632 (15.54%) MySQL
3 444 (10.91%) NoSQL
4 354 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 352 (8.65%) MongoDB
6 149 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
7 145 (3.56%) RDBMS
8 143 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 128 (3.15%) Big Data
10 127 (3.12%) Redis
11 124 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 122 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 96 (2.36%) Oracle Database
14 94 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 89 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
16 88 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 70 (1.72%) Hadoop
18 66 (1.62%) Neo4j
19 60 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 52 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 894 (21.98%) Git (software)
2 633 (15.56%) Maven
3 486 (11.95%) Subversion
4 482 (11.85%) JUnit
5 475 (11.68%) JIRA
6 458 (11.26%) Selenium
7 427 (10.50%) Jenkins
8 295 (7.25%) SoapUI
9 237 (5.83%) Visual Studio
10 201 (4.94%) Cucumber
11 200 (4.92%) Ant
12 193 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
13 167 (4.11%) Eclipse
13 167 (4.11%) IntelliJ
14 148 (3.64%) TeamCity
15 134 (3.29%) NUnit
16 120 (2.95%) gulp
17 113 (2.78%) WebDriver
18 110 (2.70%) JMeter
19 92 (2.26%) Hudson
General
1 995 (24.46%) Finance
2 429 (10.55%) Banking
3 340 (8.36%) Retail
4 227 (5.58%) Marketing
5 165 (4.06%) Telecoms
6 147 (3.61%) Manufacturing
7 142 (3.49%) Electronics
8 123 (3.02%) Investment Banking
9 99 (2.43%) Retail Banking
10 81 (1.99%) Advertising
11 78 (1.92%) Games
12 56 (1.38%) Legal
13 43 (1.06%) Financial Institution
14 38 (0.93%) Back Office
15 37 (0.91%) Publishing
16 33 (0.81%) Front Office
17 28 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
18 24 (0.59%) Military
19 23 (0.57%) German Language
20 15 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2422 (59.54%) Developer
2 897 (22.05%) Java Developer
3 557 (13.69%) Senior Developer
4 443 (10.89%) .NET Developer
5 358 (8.80%) C# Developer
6 318 (7.82%) Software Developer
7 312 (7.67%) Software Engineer
8 307 (7.55%) Architect
9 289 (7.10%) Senior Java Developer
10 278 (6.83%) Analyst
11 268 (6.59%) C# .NET Developer
12 211 (5.19%) PHP Developer
13 166 (4.08%) Test Analyst
14 165 (4.06%) ASP.NET Developer
15 144 (3.54%) SQL Developer
16 143 (3.52%) Consultant
17 139 (3.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 133 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 130 (3.20%) JavaScript Developer
20 127 (3.12%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2272 (55.85%) REST
2 2198 (54.03%) Web Services
3 1832 (45.03%) XML
4 1401 (34.44%) HTML
5 1169 (28.74%) CSS
6 1156 (28.42%) .NET
7 1096 (26.94%) Spring
8 998 (24.53%) JSON
9 817 (20.08%) RESTful
10 728 (17.90%) ASP.NET
11 704 (17.31%) Hibernate
12 691 (16.99%) AngularJS
13 585 (14.38%) jQuery
14 493 (12.12%) HTML5
15 418 (10.28%) WCF
16 406 (9.98%) J2EE
17 372 (9.14%) ASP.NET MVC
18 344 (8.46%) .NET Framework
19 318 (7.82%) Ajax
20 301 (7.40%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 380 (9.34%) Computer Science
2 257 (6.32%) User Experience
3 255 (6.27%) Mobile App
4 243 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
5 197 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
6 135 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
7 131 (3.22%) Fintech
8 99 (2.43%) Data Structures
9 91 (2.24%) Management Information System
10 87 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
11 84 (2.06%) Algorithms
12 62 (1.52%) Mainframe
13 47 (1.16%) Virtual Team
14 46 (1.13%) iPad
15 45 (1.11%) N-Tier
16 42 (1.03%) NHS
17 35 (0.86%) Social Media
18 31 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 27 (0.66%) Data Centre
20 26 (0.64%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 726 (17.85%) Linux
2 514 (12.64%) Windows
3 430 (10.57%) Unix
4 245 (6.02%) Apple iOS
5 220 (5.41%) Android
6 55 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 50 (1.23%) Solaris
8 34 (0.84%) Mac OS
9 23 (0.57%) CentOS
10 21 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (0.44%) HPUX
11 18 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 17 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
14 11 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
15 10 (0.25%) AIX
15 10 (0.25%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.17%) Windows Phone
17 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2243 (55.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1149 (28.24%) MVC
3 1100 (27.04%) TDD
4 986 (24.24%) Scrum
5 802 (19.71%) OO
6 749 (18.41%) Test Automation
7 696 (17.11%) Software Engineering
8 678 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 637 (15.66%) BDD
10 590 (14.50%) SOA
11 503 (12.36%) SDLC
12 463 (11.38%) Unit Testing
13 416 (10.23%) E-Commerce
14 402 (9.88%) Web Development
15 351 (8.63%) DevOps
16 326 (8.01%) Kanban
17 308 (7.57%) OOP
18 296 (7.28%) Mentoring
19 284 (6.98%) Microservices
20 278 (6.83%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2054 (50.49%) Java
2 1634 (40.17%) JavaScript
3 1501 (36.90%) SQL
4 1195 (29.38%) C#
5 500 (12.29%) PHP
6 377 (9.27%) T-SQL
7 279 (6.86%) Python
8 257 (6.32%) PL/SQL
9 189 (4.65%) C++
10 173 (4.25%) Groovy
11 149 (3.66%) Ruby
12 141 (3.47%) C
13 127 (3.12%) Shell Script
14 105 (2.58%) Objective-C
14 105 (2.58%) VB.NET
15 94 (2.31%) PowerShell
16 85 (2.09%) XPath
17 74 (1.82%) Perl
18 72 (1.77%) Apple Swift
19 67 (1.65%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 490 (12.05%) Degree
2 166 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 143 (3.52%) Security Cleared
4 135 (3.32%) ISTQB
5 123 (3.02%) ISEB
6 56 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 27 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 20 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 18 (0.44%) CITP
9 18 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
11 11 (0.27%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.22%) HND
13 8 (0.20%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.20%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.12%) CNA
15 5 (0.12%) Novell Certification
15 5 (0.12%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 396 (9.73%) QA
2 94 (2.31%) SLA
3 46 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 40 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 26 (0.64%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.37%) WCAG
8 13 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.29%) MiFID
10 11 (0.27%) EMIR
11 10 (0.25%) HL7
12 9 (0.22%) PCI DSS
13 8 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
13 8 (0.20%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.17%) SEPA
15 6 (0.15%) RosettaNet
16 5 (0.12%) ISO 9000
17 4 (0.098%) COBIT
17 4 (0.098%) ISO 8583
17 4 (0.098%) Section 508
System Software
1 133 (3.27%) Docker
2 51 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.44%) vSphere
5 13 (0.32%) Varnish
6 10 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.15%) HDFS
8 4 (0.098%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.049%) Firmware
9 2 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.049%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.049%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.025%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.025%) iptables
10 1 (0.025%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 105 (2.58%) Puppet
2 62 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (1.18%) Nagios
4 36 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
5 35 (0.86%) Ansible
5 35 (0.86%) CloudHub
6 29 (0.71%) ZABBIX
7 21 (0.52%) Opsview
8 20 (0.49%) Kubernetes
9 16 (0.39%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 9 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 9 (0.22%) Kibana
11 7 (0.17%) logstash
12 5 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
12 5 (0.12%) MOM
12 5 (0.12%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.098%) Control-M
13 4 (0.098%) Graylog
13 4 (0.098%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.098%) Terraform
Vendors
1 763 (18.76%) Oracle
2 573 (14.09%) Microsoft
3 275 (6.76%) SAP
4 209 (5.14%) IBM
5 99 (2.43%) Apple
6 93 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
7 80 (1.97%) Zend
8 79 (1.94%) Sybase
9 73 (1.79%) CA Agile Central
10 72 (1.77%) MuleSoft
10 72 (1.77%) Pega
11 66 (1.62%) HP
12 65 (1.60%) ServiceNow
13 63 (1.55%) Perforce
14 57 (1.40%) Cognizant
15 55 (1.35%) TIBCO
16 48 (1.18%) EMC
16 48 (1.18%) Google
17 45 (1.11%) Informatica
18 40 (0.98%) Splunk