Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 178 154
Rank change year-on-year -16 -24 +5
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 2,613 3,338 3,949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.81% 1.91% 2.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.75% 4.72% 5.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,022 2,711 3,025
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,600
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,500
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 55,009 70,679 70,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.08% 40.51% 40.61%
Number of salaries quoted 45,252 59,046 59,662
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 -20 2,352 £50,000 - 103
UK excluding London -8 1,800 £45,000 - 87
London -40 737 £65,000 +5.69% 26
South East +17 702 £45,000 - 21
North of England -28 389 £45,000 -5.26% 29
North West -12 219 £47,125 -5.75% 6
Midlands -9 196 £45,750 +1.67% 12
South West -6 185 £46,000 +2.22% 5
Yorkshire 0 162 £41,250 -8.33% 22
East of England +9 129 £52,500 +5.00% 10
Scotland +7 121 £40,561 +5.35% 5
West Midlands -6 101 £50,000 +17.65% 6
East Midlands +10 93 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Wales -7 52 £35,750 -10.63% 4
Northern Ireland -1 26 - - 1
North East -11 8 £45,000 -3.74% 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 1,476 (56.49%) REST
2 1,327 (50.78%) Web Services
3 1,280 (48.99%) Agile Software Development
4 1,183 (45.27%) JavaScript
5 1,150 (44.01%) SQL
6 1,049 (40.15%) C#
7 998 (38.19%) Java
8 939 (35.94%) .NET
9 926 (35.44%) HTML
10 852 (32.61%) CSS
11 829 (31.73%) XML
12 735 (28.13%) SQL Server
13 584 (22.35%) JSON
14 542 (20.74%) Test Automation
15 537 (20.55%) MVC
16 532 (20.36%) Scrum
17 505 (19.33%) TDD
18 497 (19.02%) Git (software)
19 483 (18.48%) Spring
20 481 (18.41%) ASP.NET
21 467 (17.87%) Finance
22 462 (17.68%) RESTful
23 435 (16.65%) AngularJS
24 428 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
25 421 (16.11%) Microsoft
26 408 (15.61%) Continuous Integration
27 394 (15.08%) OO
28 386 (14.77%) Linux
29 377 (14.43%) jQuery
30 367 (14.05%) Oracle

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
1 127 (4.86%) Confluence
2 91 (3.48%) Tomcat
3 86 (3.29%) JBoss
4 84 (3.21%) Apache
5 80 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
6 63 (2.41%) SharePoint
7 56 (2.14%) WebSphere
8 48 (1.84%) IIS
9 45 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 42 (1.61%) CMS
11 25 (0.96%) WebLogic
12 24 (0.92%) Apache Solr
12 24 (0.92%) Mule
13 22 (0.84%) Mule ESB
13 22 (0.84%) WordPress
14 21 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
15 20 (0.77%) Apache Spark
16 16 (0.61%) Apache Pig
17 15 (0.57%) Umbraco
18 14 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 39 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.34%) Maple
3 9 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.19%) HipChat
5 5 (0.19%) Weka
6 1 (0.038%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.038%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 56 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.50%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.38%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 10 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
6 9 (0.34%) nopCommerce
7 7 (0.27%) JDE OneWorld
8 4 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.15%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.15%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.077%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.077%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 428 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 336 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
3 175 (6.70%) SaaS
4 66 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
5 63 (2.41%) GitHub
6 47 (1.80%) Power Platform
7 44 (1.68%) PaaS
8 39 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
9 38 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
9 38 (1.45%) Office 365
10 31 (1.19%) IaaS
10 31 (1.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 30 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 29 (1.11%) Serverless
13 27 (1.03%) Force.com
14 26 (1.00%) npm
15 25 (0.96%) OpenShift
16 22 (0.84%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 20 (0.77%) G Suite
18 19 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 75 (2.87%) HTTP
2 47 (1.80%) Internet
3 46 (1.76%) SSL
4 36 (1.38%) HTTPS
5 24 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 19 (0.73%) DNS
6 19 (0.73%) FTP
7 17 (0.65%) SSH
7 17 (0.65%) WAN
8 16 (0.61%) Broadband
9 15 (0.57%) LAN
10 12 (0.46%) VPN
11 10 (0.38%) Intranet
11 10 (0.38%) SMTP
12 9 (0.34%) Firewall
13 8 (0.31%) Wireless
14 6 (0.23%) DHCP
14 6 (0.23%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.23%) FIX Connectivity
15 5 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 735 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 320 (12.25%) MySQL
3 191 (7.31%) Relational Database
4 175 (6.70%) MongoDB
5 171 (6.54%) NoSQL
6 143 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 142 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
8 116 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 82 (3.14%) Big Data
10 64 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 62 (2.37%) RDBMS
12 55 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
13 47 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
14 45 (1.72%) GIS
14 45 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
15 40 (1.53%) Redis
16 38 (1.45%) CouchDB
16 38 (1.45%) Neo4j
16 38 (1.45%) Oracle Database
17 34 (1.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 497 (19.02%) Git (software)
2 334 (12.78%) Selenium
3 304 (11.63%) Jenkins
4 295 (11.29%) JIRA
5 252 (9.64%) SoapUI
6 216 (8.27%) Maven
7 206 (7.88%) Visual Studio
8 180 (6.89%) Cucumber
9 165 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 144 (5.51%) JUnit
11 131 (5.01%) Subversion
12 120 (4.59%) WebDriver
13 88 (3.37%) Eclipse
14 81 (3.10%) SpecFlow
15 74 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 74 (2.83%) Gradle
16 72 (2.76%) NUnit
16 72 (2.76%) TeamCity
17 71 (2.72%) JMeter
18 60 (2.30%) Mockito
General
1 467 (17.87%) Finance
2 151 (5.78%) Retail
3 124 (4.75%) Telecoms
4 104 (3.98%) Banking
5 92 (3.52%) Marketing
6 58 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 47 (1.80%) Games
8 42 (1.61%) Electronics
9 41 (1.57%) Law
10 34 (1.30%) Legal
11 26 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 20 (0.77%) Advertising
13 16 (0.61%) Publishing
14 14 (0.54%) Back Office
15 13 (0.50%) Front Office
16 11 (0.42%) Aerospace
16 11 (0.42%) French Language
17 9 (0.34%) Norwegian Language
17 9 (0.34%) Swedish Language
18 8 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,534 (58.71%) Developer
2 390 (14.93%) Java Developer
3 357 (13.66%) Senior Developer
4 348 (13.32%) .NET Developer
5 310 (11.86%) C# Developer
6 276 (10.56%) Software Developer
7 215 (8.23%) C# .NET Developer
8 195 (7.46%) Analyst
9 156 (5.97%) Architect
10 150 (5.74%) Software Engineer
11 147 (5.63%) PHP Developer
12 103 (3.94%) C# Software Developer
12 103 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
13 94 (3.60%) Senior .NET Developer
13 94 (3.60%) Senior Software Developer
14 91 (3.48%) Full Stack Developer
14 91 (3.48%) Test Engineer
15 82 (3.14%) .NET Software Developer
16 80 (3.06%) Consultant
16 80 (3.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,476 (56.49%) REST
2 1,327 (50.78%) Web Services
3 939 (35.94%) .NET
4 926 (35.44%) HTML
5 852 (32.61%) CSS
6 829 (31.73%) XML
7 584 (22.35%) JSON
8 483 (18.48%) Spring
9 481 (18.41%) ASP.NET
10 462 (17.68%) RESTful
11 435 (16.65%) AngularJS
12 377 (14.43%) jQuery
13 342 (13.09%) WCF
14 272 (10.41%) Ajax
15 230 (8.80%) HTML5
16 197 (7.54%) J2EE
17 196 (7.50%) .NET Framework
18 176 (6.74%) Hibernate
19 172 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC
20 167 (6.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 179 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 111 (4.25%) Greenfield Project
4 102 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 98 (3.75%) User Experience
6 56 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (1.22%) Algorithms
7 32 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 32 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 30 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
8 30 (1.15%) Virtual Team
9 29 (1.11%) Robotics
10 27 (1.03%) Internet of Things
11 25 (0.96%) CMDB
12 19 (0.73%) Data Structures
12 19 (0.73%) EPoS
12 19 (0.73%) Wiki
13 15 (0.57%) Fixed Income
13 15 (0.57%) PKI
13 15 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 386 (14.77%) Linux
2 241 (9.22%) Windows
3 136 (5.20%) Unix
4 66 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 64 (2.45%) Android
6 40 (1.53%) Windows Server
7 19 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.50%) CentOS
9 13 (0.50%) Mac OS
9 13 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.34%) Fedora
11 6 (0.23%) AIX
11 6 (0.23%) Solaris
12 4 (0.15%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.15%) zOS
13 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,280 (48.99%) Agile Software Development
2 542 (20.74%) Test Automation
3 537 (20.55%) MVC
4 532 (20.36%) Scrum
5 505 (19.33%) TDD
6 408 (15.61%) Continuous Integration
7 394 (15.08%) OO
8 366 (14.01%) Software Engineering
9 354 (13.55%) DevOps
10 323 (12.36%) BDD
11 315 (12.06%) Microservices
12 304 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
13 247 (9.45%) Web Development
14 244 (9.34%) SDLC
15 233 (8.92%) SOA
16 218 (8.34%) OOP
17 215 (8.23%) Mentoring
18 197 (7.54%) Computer Science
19 179 (6.85%) Kanban
20 161 (6.16%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,183 (45.27%) JavaScript
2 1,150 (44.01%) SQL
3 1,049 (40.15%) C#
4 998 (38.19%) Java
5 244 (9.34%) PHP
6 241 (9.22%) Python
7 239 (9.15%) T-SQL
8 159 (6.08%) C++
9 121 (4.63%) VB.NET
10 114 (4.36%) PowerShell
11 104 (3.98%) Java 8
12 100 (3.83%) C
13 90 (3.44%) PL/SQL
14 72 (2.76%) Ruby
15 67 (2.56%) Scala
16 60 (2.30%) Apex Code
17 57 (2.18%) Shell Script
18 51 (1.95%) Groovy
19 47 (1.80%) TypeScript
20 36 (1.38%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 346 (13.24%) Degree
2 158 (6.05%) Security Cleared
3 109 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 101 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 90 (3.44%) ISTQB
6 52 (1.99%) ISEB
7 33 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
9 20 (0.77%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.57%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.34%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.19%) HND
14 3 (0.11%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.11%) CGEIT
14 3 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.11%) PMP
15 2 (0.077%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 2 (0.077%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (9.72%) QA
2 29 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (0.88%) SLA
4 21 (0.80%) GDPR
5 19 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 18 (0.69%) HMG Infosec
6 18 (0.69%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.23%) GAMP
8 6 (0.23%) ISO 8583
9 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.11%) HL7
10 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.077%) NCSC
11 2 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.038%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.038%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.038%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.038%) PSD2
System Software
1 180 (6.89%) Docker
2 30 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (0.80%) vSphere
5 16 (0.61%) HDFS
6 13 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.15%) NFS
9 2 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.077%) Postfix
9 2 (0.077%) Varnish
10 1 (0.038%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.038%) Firmware
10 1 (0.038%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.038%) Xen
Systems Management
1 114 (4.36%) Kubernetes
2 43 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
3 34 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (1.22%) Ansible
5 31 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
6 24 (0.92%) HP ALM
6 24 (0.92%) Terraform
7 14 (0.54%) Puppet
8 13 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
8 13 (0.50%) Prometheus
9 11 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
9 11 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
10 9 (0.34%) Rancher
10 9 (0.34%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.23%) CloudHub
11 6 (0.23%) Kibana
12 5 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
14 3 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 421 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 367 (14.05%) Oracle
3 104 (3.98%) SAP
4 99 (3.79%) Salesforce.com
5 74 (2.83%) Google
6 54 (2.07%) HP
6 54 (2.07%) IBM
7 46 (1.76%) Zend
8 42 (1.61%) ServiceNow
9 35 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 34 (1.30%) Atlassian
10 34 (1.30%) MuleSoft
11 30 (1.15%) VMware
12 21 (0.80%) Pega
13 19 (0.73%) Informatica
14 18 (0.69%) WorldPay
15 17 (0.65%) Axosoft
15 17 (0.65%) webMethods
16 16 (0.61%) Splunk
17 15 (0.57%) Tableau