Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 233 196 175
Rank change year-on-year -37 -21 -2
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 891 2,129 2,959
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.71% 1.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.20% 4.39% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 830 1,836 2,419
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £78,750
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 27,817 48,518 59,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 38.87% 39.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23,537 40,181 49,084
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +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 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 2021. 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 -33 791 £55,000 +10.00% 211
UK excluding London -51 504 £50,000 +11.11% 157
London -5 324 £62,500 -3.85% 75
Work from Home -63 149 £50,550 +14.89% 46
South East -72 146 £55,000 +10.00% 31
North of England -43 95 £45,000 +12.50% 50
South West +34 91 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Midlands +20 71 £47,500 +4.97% 34
West Midlands +20 55 £47,500 -5.00% 19
North West -30 52 £47,500 +11.76% 25
East of England +67 51 £65,000 +18.18% 12
Yorkshire +8 36 £37,000 -7.50% 20
Scotland -16 34 £50,000 +25.00% 14
East Midlands +23 16 £55,000 +22.22% 15
Wales +1 11 £54,000 +27.06% 7
Northern Ireland +19 7 £45,000 -18.18% 1
North East -22 6 £38,500 +2.67% 5
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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.

1 586 (65.77%) REST
2 475 (53.31%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (44.00%) Web Services
4 376 (42.20%) JavaScript
5 312 (35.02%) SQL
6 308 (34.57%) Java
7 274 (30.75%) C#
8 250 (28.06%) .NET
9 242 (27.16%) HTML
10 241 (27.05%) CSS
11 236 (26.49%) XML
12 231 (25.93%) Azure
13 222 (24.92%) JSON
14 204 (22.90%) Git (software)
15 203 (22.78%) AngularJS
16 197 (22.11%) DevOps
17 181 (20.31%) TDD
17 181 (20.31%) SQL Server
17 181 (20.31%) Scrum
18 174 (19.53%) Finance
19 170 (19.08%) AWS
20 163 (18.29%) Test Automation
21 143 (16.05%) MVC
22 140 (15.71%) Spring
23 134 (15.04%) RESTful
24 129 (14.48%) Microservices
24 129 (14.48%) Microsoft
25 121 (13.58%) Linux
26 120 (13.47%) BDD
27 114 (12.79%) Python

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 42 (4.71%) Tomcat
2 40 (4.49%) JBoss
3 26 (2.92%) Mule
4 24 (2.69%) WebSphere
5 23 (2.58%) Confluence
5 23 (2.58%) Red Hat Fuse
6 21 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
6 21 (2.36%) CMS
7 20 (2.24%) Mule ESB
8 19 (2.13%) Apache
9 17 (1.91%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.35%) IIS
12 7 (0.79%) nginx
12 7 (0.79%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.67%) EPiServer
14 5 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
14 5 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.45%) Gliffy
4 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.57%) Siebel CRM
3 9 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.90%) Magento
4 8 (0.90%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.22%) SAP FI-CA
7 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.11%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.11%) Radian6
8 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 231 (25.93%) Azure
2 170 (19.08%) AWS
3 61 (6.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 48 (5.39%) SaaS
5 46 (5.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 43 (4.83%) Amazon EC2
7 30 (3.37%) GitHub
8 28 (3.14%) GCP
9 23 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (2.36%) Serverless
11 20 (2.24%) Power Platform
12 19 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
13 17 (1.91%) PaaS
14 15 (1.68%) Azure Data Factory
15 14 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
15 14 (1.57%) Sauce Labs
16 13 (1.46%) Boomi
17 12 (1.35%) IaaS
18 11 (1.23%) npm
19 9 (1.01%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.37%) HTTP
2 18 (2.02%) SSL
3 12 (1.35%) VPN
4 9 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.90%) Firewall
6 7 (0.79%) Diameter Protocol
6 7 (0.79%) INAP
6 7 (0.79%) SS7
7 6 (0.67%) SIGTRAN
7 6 (0.67%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.56%) 4G
8 5 (0.56%) GSM
8 5 (0.56%) Megaco
8 5 (0.56%) RTP
9 4 (0.45%) 2G
9 4 (0.45%) 3G
9 4 (0.45%) DNS
9 4 (0.45%) FTP
9 4 (0.45%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 114 (12.79%) MySQL
3 71 (7.97%) PostgreSQL
4 65 (7.30%) NoSQL
5 61 (6.85%) Relational Database
6 45 (5.05%) MongoDB
7 39 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (2.81%) Redis
10 24 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
13 18 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 15 (1.68%) Power BI
16 14 (1.57%) Big Data
16 14 (1.57%) Siebel EIM
17 13 (1.46%) DB2
17 13 (1.46%) Oracle Database
18 12 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 204 (22.90%) Git (software)
2 110 (12.35%) JIRA
3 105 (11.78%) Selenium
4 88 (9.88%) Jenkins
5 80 (8.98%) SoapUI
6 64 (7.18%) Cucumber
7 61 (6.85%) Maven
8 60 (6.73%) JUnit
9 57 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 46 (5.16%) Postman
11 36 (4.04%) Visual Studio
12 29 (3.25%) Mockito
13 27 (3.03%) IntelliJ
14 23 (2.58%) SonarQube
14 23 (2.58%) WebDriver
15 21 (2.36%) Gradle
16 20 (2.24%) DbUnit
16 20 (2.24%) jMock
16 20 (2.24%) TeamCity
17 19 (2.13%) JMeter
General
1 174 (19.53%) Finance
2 78 (8.75%) Marketing
3 54 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 52 (5.84%) Public Sector
5 38 (4.26%) Electronics
6 37 (4.15%) Banking
7 31 (3.48%) Manufacturing
8 24 (2.69%) Retail
9 20 (2.24%) Law
10 11 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.90%) Legal
12 7 (0.79%) Games
13 6 (0.67%) Automotive
14 5 (0.56%) Advertising
14 5 (0.56%) Back Office
14 5 (0.56%) Billing
14 5 (0.56%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.45%) Police
16 3 (0.34%) Publishing
17 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 539 (60.49%) Developer
2 108 (12.12%) .NET Developer
2 108 (12.12%) Senior Developer
3 107 (12.01%) Java Developer
4 73 (8.19%) Salesforce Developer
5 65 (7.30%) C# Developer
6 64 (7.18%) Software Developer
7 60 (6.73%) Architect
8 59 (6.62%) Full Stack Developer
9 51 (5.72%) Angular Developer
10 48 (5.39%) Lead Developer
11 40 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
12 38 (4.26%) Analyst
13 37 (4.15%) Java Engineer
13 37 (4.15%) Test Engineer
14 33 (3.70%) PHP Developer
14 33 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
15 32 (3.59%) Azure Developer
16 31 (3.48%) Tester
17 30 (3.37%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (65.77%) REST
2 392 (44.00%) Web Services
3 250 (28.06%) .NET
4 242 (27.16%) HTML
5 241 (27.05%) CSS
6 236 (26.49%) XML
7 222 (24.92%) JSON
8 203 (22.78%) AngularJS
9 140 (15.71%) Spring
10 134 (15.04%) RESTful
11 87 (9.76%) jQuery
12 85 (9.54%) ASP.NET
13 78 (8.75%) React
14 76 (8.53%) .NET Core
15 73 (8.19%) ASP.NET Web API
16 72 (8.08%) .NET Framework
16 72 (8.08%) Hibernate
17 67 (7.52%) HTML5
18 62 (6.96%) Visualforce
19 56 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.60%) User Experience
3 38 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 26 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (1.68%) NHS
8 13 (1.46%) Cloud Native
9 11 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.12%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.01%) CMDB
11 9 (1.01%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.90%) PKI
13 7 (0.79%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.79%) Renewable Energy
14 6 (0.67%) Blog
15 5 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 121 (13.58%) Linux
2 54 (6.06%) Windows
3 43 (4.83%) Unix
4 22 (2.47%) Android
5 15 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.12%) CentOS
8 8 (0.90%) Solaris
9 6 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.56%) Amazon Linux
10 5 (0.56%) Fedora
10 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.45%) AIX
12 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.22%) VMS
13 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (53.31%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (22.11%) DevOps
3 181 (20.31%) Scrum
3 181 (20.31%) TDD
4 163 (18.29%) Test Automation
5 143 (16.05%) MVC
6 129 (14.48%) Microservices
7 120 (13.47%) BDD
8 99 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
9 95 (10.66%) Software Engineering
10 90 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
11 81 (9.09%) Web Development
12 77 (8.64%) SOA
13 76 (8.53%) Unit Testing
14 73 (8.19%) OO
15 69 (7.74%) Business Intelligence
16 68 (7.63%) SDLC
17 67 (7.52%) Kanban
18 61 (6.85%) Open Source
19 55 (6.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 376 (42.20%) JavaScript
2 312 (35.02%) SQL
3 308 (34.57%) Java
4 274 (30.75%) C#
5 114 (12.79%) Python
6 85 (9.54%) Apex Code
6 85 (9.54%) PHP
7 36 (4.04%) Java 8
7 36 (4.04%) T-SQL
8 35 (3.93%) SOQL
9 25 (2.81%) C++
10 24 (2.69%) Go
10 24 (2.69%) TypeScript
11 19 (2.13%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.80%) C
12 16 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.46%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.35%) Scala
15 11 (1.23%) SOSL
16 10 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 65 (7.30%) Degree
2 35 (3.93%) ISTQB
3 34 (3.82%) Security Cleared
4 30 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 28 (3.14%) ISEB
6 20 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.01%) DBS Check
9 8 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (0.56%) ACCA
11 5 (0.56%) CIMA
11 5 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.45%) OCP
13 3 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.34%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.11%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (11.67%) QA
2 9 (1.01%) GDPR
2 9 (1.01%) HL7
3 7 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.34%) NIST
4 3 (0.34%) SLA
5 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 91 (10.21%) Docker
2 12 (1.35%) Postfix
3 7 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.56%) vSphere
5 3 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.34%) Varnish
5 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 61 (6.85%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.92%) Puppet
3 9 (1.01%) Ansible
4 8 (0.90%) HP UCMDB
5 7 (0.79%) Terraform
6 5 (0.56%) HP ALM
6 5 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.56%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.45%) Kibana
8 3 (0.34%) logstash
9 2 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.22%) Grafana
9 2 (0.22%) WMI
10 1 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
10 1 (0.11%) Control-M
10 1 (0.11%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 129 (14.48%) Microsoft
2 103 (11.56%) Salesforce.com
3 81 (9.09%) Oracle
4 46 (5.16%) SAP
5 40 (4.49%) IBM
6 27 (3.03%) ServiceNow
7 19 (2.13%) MuleSoft
7 19 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 18 (2.02%) Remedy
9 16 (1.80%) Google
10 15 (1.68%) Jitterbit
11 14 (1.57%) HP
11 14 (1.57%) Siebel
12 12 (1.35%) Adobe
12 12 (1.35%) Atlassian
13 11 (1.23%) Talend
13 11 (1.23%) webMethods
14 10 (1.12%) BMC
15 8 (0.90%) Informatica
15 8 (0.90%) Pega