Period
to 28 September 2020

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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 203 204 171
Rank change year-on-year +1 -33 -10
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 834 2,418 3,324
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.73% 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.96% 4.65% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 713 1,996 2,729
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,875 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 21,062 52,022 66,622
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.86% 37.32% 40.03%
Number of salaries quoted 17,795 42,612 55,206
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 28 September 2020.

Salary histogram for SOAP in the UK

SOAP
Top 18 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 28 September 2020. 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 +5 777 £55,000 +10.00% 176
UK excluding London +10 521 £50,000 +11.11% 135
London +54 291 £70,000 +7.69% 54
South East -6 170 £50,000 +11.11% 27
North of England +32 141 £50,000 +17.65% 34
North West +33 94 £55,000 +22.22% 15
Work from Home +23 91 £52,500 +5.00% 40
South West +71 88 £50,000 - 20
Midlands +79 66 £47,500 +5.56% 30
West Midlands +79 43 £45,500 -9.00% 22
Yorkshire +49 34 £45,000 +9.09% 13
East Midlands +59 23 £47,500 +17.28% 8
Wales +18 22 £40,000 - 8
East of England +54 18 £50,000 -9.09% 10
Scotland +9 17 £62,500 +56.25% 6
North East +18 12 £42,500 +16.75% 6
Northern Ireland -7 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, 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.

1 488 (58.51%) REST
2 426 (51.08%) Agile Software Development
3 395 (47.36%) JavaScript
4 387 (46.40%) Web Services
5 292 (35.01%) Java
6 289 (34.65%) SQL
7 273 (32.73%) XML
8 261 (31.29%) HTML
9 242 (29.02%) CSS
10 222 (26.62%) JSON
11 211 (25.30%) C#
12 203 (24.34%) SQL Server
13 193 (23.14%) .NET
14 168 (20.14%) Git (software)
15 167 (20.02%) Test Automation
16 162 (19.42%) RESTful
17 160 (19.18%) Azure
18 159 (19.06%) TDD
19 155 (18.59%) AngularJS
20 153 (18.35%) AWS
21 149 (17.87%) Scrum
22 140 (16.79%) Spring
23 139 (16.67%) Finance
24 136 (16.31%) MVC
25 123 (14.75%) Microservices
26 115 (13.79%) Linux
27 110 (13.19%) PHP
27 110 (13.19%) DevOps
28 108 (12.95%) Microsoft
28 108 (12.95%) Web Development

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 50 (6.00%) CMS
2 45 (5.40%) Tomcat
3 26 (3.12%) Confluence
4 24 (2.88%) IIS
5 17 (2.04%) EPiServer
6 16 (1.92%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.32%) Apache
9 9 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.08%) nginx
9 9 (1.08%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.96%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.96%) JBoss
11 6 (0.72%) DNN
12 5 (0.60%) GeoServer
12 5 (0.60%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.60%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.48%) Drupal
13 4 (0.48%) WordPress
14 3 (0.36%) Mule
Applications
1 19 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 26 (3.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.76%) Magento
3 19 (2.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (1.20%) Siebel CRM
6 8 (0.96%) BASE24
7 7 (0.84%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.48%) Eikon
8 4 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.36%) Shopify
10 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.24%) Maximo
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.24%) Summit
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.12%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 160 (19.18%) Azure
2 153 (18.35%) AWS
3 66 (7.91%) SaaS
4 52 (6.24%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (3.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 26 (3.12%) Serverless
7 25 (3.00%) Power Platform
8 24 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
9 21 (2.52%) GitHub
10 18 (2.16%) Sauce Labs
11 17 (2.04%) GCP
12 16 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
12 16 (1.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 15 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
14 11 (1.32%) PaaS
15 10 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
16 8 (0.96%) Force.com
17 7 (0.84%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.76%) HTTP
2 28 (3.36%) SSL
3 18 (2.16%) VPN
4 14 (1.68%) FTP
5 12 (1.44%) Skype
5 12 (1.44%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.96%) ATM
7 7 (0.84%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.84%) Internet
8 5 (0.60%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (0.60%) GSM
8 5 (0.60%) INAP
8 5 (0.60%) Megaco
8 5 (0.60%) RTP
8 5 (0.60%) SS7
9 4 (0.48%) 4G
9 4 (0.48%) DNS
9 4 (0.48%) MGW
9 4 (0.48%) VoLTE
9 4 (0.48%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (24.34%) SQL Server
2 107 (12.83%) MySQL
3 63 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (6.24%) NoSQL
5 51 (6.12%) Relational Database
6 46 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (5.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
9 27 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (3.12%) MongoDB
11 23 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 22 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (2.52%) Power BI
14 19 (2.28%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.92%) OLAP
15 16 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
15 16 (1.92%) OLTP
16 14 (1.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 14 (1.68%) Redis
17 12 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 168 (20.14%) Git (software)
2 97 (11.63%) Selenium
3 92 (11.03%) Jenkins
4 90 (10.79%) JIRA
5 88 (10.55%) SoapUI
6 79 (9.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 71 (8.51%) Maven
8 60 (7.19%) Cucumber
9 58 (6.95%) JUnit
10 55 (6.59%) Visual Studio
11 36 (4.32%) Mockito
11 36 (4.32%) SonarQube
12 35 (4.20%) DbUnit
12 35 (4.20%) jMock
13 32 (3.84%) Postman
14 20 (2.40%) eggPlant
15 18 (2.16%) TeamCity
16 16 (1.92%) Subversion
17 15 (1.80%) Eclipse
17 15 (1.80%) WebDriver
General
1 139 (16.67%) Finance
2 51 (6.12%) Marketing
3 39 (4.68%) Retail
4 35 (4.20%) Banking
5 23 (2.76%) Public Sector
6 18 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.04%) Law
8 7 (0.84%) Local Government
8 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.72%) Advertising
9 6 (0.72%) Publishing
10 5 (0.60%) Electronics
10 5 (0.60%) Games
11 3 (0.36%) Automotive
11 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Back Office
12 2 (0.24%) French Language
12 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.24%) Legal
12 2 (0.24%) Police
Job Titles
1 502 (60.19%) Developer
2 126 (15.11%) Java Developer
3 107 (12.83%) Senior Developer
4 77 (9.23%) C# Developer
5 71 (8.51%) .NET Developer
6 65 (7.79%) Consultant
7 62 (7.43%) PHP Developer
8 57 (6.83%) Software Developer
9 49 (5.88%) Architect
10 46 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
11 41 (4.92%) Tester
12 39 (4.68%) Salesforce Developer
13 38 (4.56%) Test Engineer
14 34 (4.08%) Senior Software Developer
15 33 (3.96%) Senior Java Developer
16 31 (3.72%) Test Automation Engineer
17 30 (3.60%) Full Stack Developer
17 30 (3.60%) Web Developer
18 29 (3.48%) Analyst
19 28 (3.36%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 488 (58.51%) REST
2 387 (46.40%) Web Services
3 273 (32.73%) XML
4 261 (31.29%) HTML
5 242 (29.02%) CSS
6 222 (26.62%) JSON
7 193 (23.14%) .NET
8 162 (19.42%) RESTful
9 155 (18.59%) AngularJS
10 140 (16.79%) Spring
11 102 (12.23%) jQuery
12 83 (9.95%) ASP.NET
13 68 (8.15%) Ajax
14 67 (8.03%) ASP.NET Web API
15 66 (7.91%) .NET Framework
16 61 (7.31%) J2EE
17 59 (7.07%) React
18 58 (6.95%) Spring Boot
19 57 (6.83%) Node.js
20 55 (6.59%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.88%) User Experience
2 48 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 25 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (2.40%) Client/Server
6 19 (2.28%) CMDB
6 19 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.04%) Mainframe
8 16 (1.92%) Marketing Technology
9 14 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.44%) W3C
11 11 (1.32%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.08%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.96%) EMV
13 8 (0.96%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.96%) Online Banking
13 8 (0.96%) Tandem
14 7 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.72%) Replication
16 5 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 115 (13.79%) Linux
2 62 (7.43%) Windows
3 20 (2.40%) Unix
4 14 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.32%) CentOS
6 10 (1.20%) Android
7 7 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.72%) Amazon Linux
8 6 (0.72%) Solaris
9 5 (0.60%) AIX
9 5 (0.60%) Fedora
10 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) Debian
11 1 (0.12%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (51.08%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (20.02%) Test Automation
3 159 (19.06%) TDD
4 149 (17.87%) Scrum
5 136 (16.31%) MVC
6 123 (14.75%) Microservices
7 110 (13.19%) DevOps
8 108 (12.95%) Web Development
9 100 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
10 94 (11.27%) BDD
11 92 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
12 84 (10.07%) OO
13 71 (8.51%) SDLC
14 70 (8.39%) CRM
14 70 (8.39%) Software Engineering
15 66 (7.91%) E-Commerce
16 64 (7.67%) Migration
17 59 (7.07%) OOP
18 57 (6.83%) SOA
19 56 (6.71%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 395 (47.36%) JavaScript
2 292 (35.01%) Java
3 289 (34.65%) SQL
4 211 (25.30%) C#
5 110 (13.19%) PHP
6 102 (12.23%) Python
7 54 (6.47%) TypeScript
8 52 (6.24%) Apex Code
9 28 (3.36%) C++
9 28 (3.36%) T-SQL
10 27 (3.24%) PowerShell
11 25 (3.00%) Java 8
12 17 (2.04%) Go
13 14 (1.68%) C
14 12 (1.44%) ABAP
14 12 (1.44%) VBScript
15 11 (1.32%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.32%) Ruby
15 11 (1.32%) SOQL
16 10 (1.20%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 87 (10.43%) Degree
2 57 (6.83%) Security Cleared
3 51 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.76%) ISTQB
5 20 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (2.40%) ISEB
6 17 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
7 11 (1.32%) MCITP
7 11 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.12%) CEH
10 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) GWAPT
10 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.12%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.95%) QA
2 16 (1.92%) GDPR
3 9 (1.08%) PMO
4 8 (0.96%) ISO 8583
4 8 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.84%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.72%) SLA
7 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.24%) HL7
8 2 (0.24%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.24%) NIST
9 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) NCSC
9 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (9.83%) Docker
2 22 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.52%) vSphere
4 12 (1.44%) NFS
4 12 (1.44%) Postfix
5 6 (0.72%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.72%) Varnish
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 59 (7.07%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.16%) HP UCMDB
3 11 (1.32%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 8 (0.96%) Ansible
5 7 (0.84%) Grafana
5 7 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.60%) HP ALM
6 5 (0.60%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.60%) Puppet
7 3 (0.36%) Mesos
7 3 (0.36%) Terraform
8 2 (0.24%) Rancher
9 1 (0.12%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.12%) Control-M
9 1 (0.12%) Kibana
9 1 (0.12%) SCCM
9 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 108 (12.95%) Microsoft
2 70 (8.39%) Oracle
3 61 (7.31%) Salesforce.com
4 48 (5.76%) SAP
5 33 (3.96%) ServiceNow
6 28 (3.36%) MuleSoft
7 26 (3.12%) Remedy
8 25 (3.00%) HP
9 24 (2.88%) Google
9 24 (2.88%) IBM
10 22 (2.64%) VMware
11 21 (2.52%) Pardot
12 20 (2.40%) Zend
13 18 (2.16%) BMC
14 16 (1.92%) Atlassian
15 12 (1.44%) CheckPoint
15 12 (1.44%) NetIQ
15 12 (1.44%) Red Hat
16 10 (1.20%) Siebel
17 8 (0.96%) CA