Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 159 164
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -10
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 4030 4044 4536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.23% 2.14% 2.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.55% 5.49% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3264 3425 3754
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 72598 73664 82620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.13% 39.00% 38.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60360 63976 70627
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 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 0 3751 £50,000 - 230
UK excluding London +14 2571 £45,000 - 160
London -13 1364 £60,000 +4.35% 78
North of England +36 709 £50,000 +11.11% 53
South East +4 676 £50,000 +3.09% 50
North West +35 414 £50,000 +11.11% 32
Midlands +21 388 £40,000 - 13
South West -6 308 £40,000 - 21
East of England -12 278 £50,000 - 14
West Midlands +27 265 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Yorkshire +12 257 £50,000 +5.26% 19
Scotland +47 151 £39,000 -17.89% 6
East Midlands +15 124 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Wales -25 53 £36,500 -8.75% 2
North East +20 38 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Northern Ireland -13 13 £25,500 -57.50% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2305 (57.20%) REST
2 2266 (56.23%) Agile Software Development
3 2157 (53.52%) Web Services
4 1953 (48.46%) Java
5 1732 (42.98%) JavaScript
6 1663 (41.27%) SQL
7 1560 (38.71%) XML
8 1432 (35.53%) HTML
9 1239 (30.74%) CSS
10 1165 (28.91%) C#
11 1110 (27.54%) .NET
12 1045 (25.93%) SQL Server
13 986 (24.47%) Scrum
14 982 (24.37%) MVC
15 977 (24.24%) Spring
16 968 (24.02%) JSON
17 905 (22.46%) TDD
18 872 (21.64%) Git (software)
19 863 (21.41%) Finance
20 814 (20.20%) RESTful
21 703 (17.44%) Linux
22 695 (17.25%) Test Automation
23 679 (16.85%) Software Engineering
23 679 (16.85%) OO
24 672 (16.67%) jQuery
25 666 (16.53%) Oracle
26 659 (16.35%) AngularJS
27 623 (15.46%) ASP.NET
28 613 (15.21%) Hibernate
29 604 (14.99%) MySQL

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
1 431 (10.69%) Tomcat
2 372 (9.23%) Apache
3 277 (6.87%) JBoss
4 156 (3.87%) IIS
5 142 (3.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 141 (3.50%) WebSphere
7 140 (3.47%) Confluence
8 122 (3.03%) WebLogic
9 117 (2.90%) Mule
10 110 (2.73%) CMS
11 107 (2.66%) Drupal
12 97 (2.41%) Mule ESB
13 86 (2.13%) SharePoint
14 71 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
15 55 (1.36%) nginx
16 51 (1.27%) Umbraco
17 41 (1.02%) Documentum
18 40 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
19 38 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
20 36 (0.89%) Anypoint
Applications
1 29 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.12%) FrameMaker
5 5 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.099%) EngageOne
7 3 (0.074%) HipChat
8 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 48 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.17%) SAP S/4HANA
3 36 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
5 24 (0.60%) Magento
6 23 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
7 11 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
7 11 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 10 (0.25%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.17%) Workday HCM
11 6 (0.15%) Eloqua
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
12 5 (0.12%) Exstream
12 5 (0.12%) MetaTrader
12 5 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
13 4 (0.099%) nopCommerce
13 4 (0.099%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 425 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
2 342 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 289 (7.17%) SaaS
4 170 (4.22%) GitHub
5 90 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
6 65 (1.61%) npm
7 38 (0.94%) Force.com
8 29 (0.72%) Serverless
9 28 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (0.62%) BrowserStack
11 24 (0.60%) Amazon S3
11 24 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 23 (0.57%) PaaS
13 21 (0.52%) IaaS
13 21 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 19 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
15 16 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
16 15 (0.37%) Sauce Labs
17 13 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 13 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 240 (5.96%) HTTP
2 127 (3.15%) Internet
3 92 (2.28%) LDAP
4 75 (1.86%) SSL
5 59 (1.46%) TCP/IP
6 49 (1.22%) Firewall
7 35 (0.87%) DNS
8 28 (0.69%) AMQP
9 26 (0.65%) SMTP
10 23 (0.57%) FTP
11 21 (0.52%) SSH
12 17 (0.42%) HTTPS
13 15 (0.37%) IMAP
14 14 (0.35%) LAN
14 14 (0.35%) SNMP
14 14 (0.35%) WAN
15 12 (0.30%) VoIP
16 10 (0.25%) Intranet
16 10 (0.25%) RFID
17 8 (0.20%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1045 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 604 (14.99%) MySQL
3 391 (9.70%) NoSQL
4 294 (7.30%) MongoDB
5 279 (6.92%) Relational Database
6 133 (3.30%) Big Data
7 122 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
8 114 (2.83%) Redis
9 106 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 99 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 93 (2.31%) RDBMS
12 81 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 73 (1.81%) Oracle Database
14 72 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
15 70 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
16 59 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
16 59 (1.46%) Neo4j
17 58 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 57 (1.41%) Hadoop
19 50 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 872 (21.64%) Git (software)
2 511 (12.68%) Maven
3 502 (12.46%) JIRA
4 491 (12.18%) JUnit
5 483 (11.99%) Selenium
6 404 (10.02%) Jenkins
7 348 (8.64%) Subversion
8 331 (8.21%) SoapUI
9 244 (6.05%) Cucumber
10 221 (5.48%) Visual Studio
11 180 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 169 (4.19%) IntelliJ
13 147 (3.65%) Eclipse
14 146 (3.62%) WebDriver
15 144 (3.57%) Ant
16 139 (3.45%) TeamCity
17 134 (3.33%) NUnit
18 98 (2.43%) SpecFlow
19 93 (2.31%) JMeter
20 87 (2.16%) gulp
General
1 863 (21.41%) Finance
2 380 (9.43%) Banking
3 236 (5.86%) Retail
4 178 (4.42%) Marketing
5 132 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 126 (3.13%) Investment Banking
7 116 (2.88%) Retail Banking
8 104 (2.58%) Manufacturing
9 95 (2.36%) Electronics
10 86 (2.13%) Advertising
11 78 (1.94%) Games
12 71 (1.76%) Front Office
13 55 (1.36%) Legal
14 43 (1.07%) German Language
15 42 (1.04%) Back Office
16 40 (0.99%) Financial Institution
17 31 (0.77%) Publishing
18 17 (0.42%) Law
18 17 (0.42%) Military
19 13 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2304 (57.17%) Developer
2 814 (20.20%) Java Developer
3 480 (11.91%) Senior Developer
4 472 (11.71%) .NET Developer
5 392 (9.73%) C# Developer
6 324 (8.04%) Architect
7 305 (7.57%) Analyst
8 303 (7.52%) C# .NET Developer
9 300 (7.44%) Software Engineer
10 290 (7.20%) Software Developer
11 262 (6.50%) PHP Developer
12 206 (5.11%) Senior Java Developer
13 176 (4.37%) Test Analyst
14 166 (4.12%) Java Engineer
15 162 (4.02%) ASP.NET Developer
16 155 (3.85%) Web Developer
17 153 (3.80%) Agile Developer
18 138 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
19 136 (3.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 130 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2305 (57.20%) REST
2 2157 (53.52%) Web Services
3 1560 (38.71%) XML
4 1432 (35.53%) HTML
5 1239 (30.74%) CSS
6 1110 (27.54%) .NET
7 977 (24.24%) Spring
8 968 (24.02%) JSON
9 814 (20.20%) RESTful
10 672 (16.67%) jQuery
11 659 (16.35%) AngularJS
12 623 (15.46%) ASP.NET
13 613 (15.21%) Hibernate
14 479 (11.89%) HTML5
15 410 (10.17%) WCF
16 371 (9.21%) J2EE
17 319 (7.92%) Ajax
18 298 (7.39%) CSS3
19 275 (6.82%) .NET Framework
20 259 (6.43%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 427 (10.60%) Computer Science
2 276 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 262 (6.50%) User Experience
4 212 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 191 (4.74%) Mobile App
6 164 (4.07%) Fintech
7 118 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
8 80 (1.99%) Data Structures
9 77 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
10 73 (1.81%) Algorithms
11 64 (1.59%) Management Information System
12 50 (1.24%) N-Tier
13 44 (1.09%) Virtual Team
14 41 (1.02%) Data Centre
15 34 (0.84%) NHS
16 30 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 29 (0.72%) iPad
18 28 (0.69%) CMDB
19 25 (0.62%) Fixed Income
19 25 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 703 (17.44%) Linux
2 481 (11.94%) Windows
3 415 (10.30%) Unix
4 153 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 152 (3.77%) Android
6 52 (1.29%) Windows Server
7 51 (1.27%) Solaris
8 27 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (0.65%) Windows 10
10 23 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 22 (0.55%) CentOS
11 22 (0.55%) HPUX
12 19 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 17 (0.42%) AIX
14 16 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (0.37%) Mac OS
16 13 (0.32%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (0.30%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2266 (56.23%) Agile Software Development
2 986 (24.47%) Scrum
3 982 (24.37%) MVC
4 905 (22.46%) TDD
5 695 (17.25%) Test Automation
6 679 (16.85%) OO
6 679 (16.85%) Software Engineering
7 581 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
8 573 (14.22%) SOA
9 567 (14.07%) BDD
10 504 (12.51%) SDLC
11 402 (9.98%) Web Development
12 388 (9.63%) Unit Testing
13 382 (9.48%) E-Commerce
14 356 (8.83%) DevOps
15 336 (8.34%) Microservices
16 280 (6.95%) OOP
17 275 (6.82%) Kanban
18 268 (6.65%) Mentoring
19 213 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1953 (48.46%) Java
2 1732 (42.98%) JavaScript
3 1663 (41.27%) SQL
4 1165 (28.91%) C#
5 505 (12.53%) PHP
6 387 (9.60%) T-SQL
7 290 (7.20%) Python
8 237 (5.88%) PL/SQL
9 208 (5.16%) C++
10 174 (4.32%) Groovy
11 164 (4.07%) Ruby
12 123 (3.05%) Shell Script
13 112 (2.78%) C
14 108 (2.68%) VB.NET
15 107 (2.66%) PowerShell
16 93 (2.31%) Scala
17 88 (2.18%) Apex Code
18 79 (1.96%) Objective-C
19 69 (1.71%) Perl
19 69 (1.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 587 (14.57%) Degree
2 169 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 141 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 120 (2.98%) ISEB
5 110 (2.73%) ISTQB
6 56 (1.39%) SC Cleared
7 50 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
9 25 (0.62%) Master's Degree
10 21 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
12 16 (0.40%) CISSP
13 14 (0.35%) GIAC
14 13 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 13 (0.32%) SSCP
15 12 (0.30%) DBS Check
16 9 (0.22%) MCSA
17 8 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.20%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 450 (11.17%) QA
2 86 (2.13%) SLA
3 41 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 19 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.37%) ISO 20022
5 15 (0.37%) ISO 8583
6 13 (0.32%) WAI
7 12 (0.30%) HL7
7 12 (0.30%) RosettaNet
8 11 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.20%) SEPA
10 5 (0.12%) EMIR
10 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 4 (0.099%) DICOM
12 3 (0.074%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.074%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.050%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 172 (4.27%) Docker
2 62 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 33 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.52%) vSphere
5 14 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.30%) HDFS
7 8 (0.20%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.12%) Varnish
10 4 (0.099%) GridGain
10 4 (0.099%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.099%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.025%) NDS
12 1 (0.025%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.025%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.025%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 144 (3.57%) Puppet
2 111 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (1.49%) Ansible
4 44 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 26 (0.65%) ZABBIX
6 24 (0.60%) Nagios
7 23 (0.57%) Kubernetes
8 18 (0.45%) Kibana
9 17 (0.42%) CloudHub
10 14 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
11 13 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
11 13 (0.32%) logstash
12 12 (0.30%) Opsview
13 10 (0.25%) Terraform
14 8 (0.20%) WebSphere Cast Iron
15 7 (0.17%) Salt
16 4 (0.099%) Control-M
16 4 (0.099%) Dollar Universe
16 4 (0.099%) Perfmon
16 4 (0.099%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 666 (16.53%) Oracle
2 520 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 209 (5.19%) SAP
4 166 (4.12%) IBM
5 126 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
6 91 (2.26%) ServiceNow
7 86 (2.13%) Zend
8 80 (1.99%) HP
9 76 (1.89%) Google
10 75 (1.86%) Sybase
11 69 (1.71%) Apple
12 60 (1.49%) CA Agile Central
13 53 (1.32%) Pega
14 49 (1.22%) EMC
15 48 (1.19%) MuleSoft
16 47 (1.17%) Perforce
17 42 (1.04%) VMware
18 40 (0.99%) TIBCO
19 34 (0.84%) Atlassian
19 34 (0.84%) Splunk