Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 195 188 177
Rank change year-on-year -7 -11 -17
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 2,035 2,730 3,516
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 1.84% 1.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.44% 4.68% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,818 2,221 3,058
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,875 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -

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 45,828 58,274 72,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.30% 39.31% 40.72%
Number of salaries quoted 37,680 47,793 61,019
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 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 -10 1,846 £51,500 +3.00% 201
UK excluding London -11 1,272 £47,000 +4.44% 149
London +5 724 £62,500 - 66
South East +24 494 £50,000 +1.52% 32
North of England +2 274 £42,500 -5.56% 52
Work from Home +38 174 £44,000 -26.67% 16
Midlands -11 155 £50,000 +22.70% 22
North West -24 150 £42,500 -5.82% 27
South West -8 137 £47,500 +5.56% 18
West Midlands +13 109 £52,500 +19.32% 16
Yorkshire +6 87 £50,000 +11.11% 21
Scotland +14 86 £50,000 +5.26% 6
East of England +13 85 £52,500 +5.00% 11
Wales +2 60 £43,355 +18.78% 7
East Midlands -20 46 £47,500 +21.02% 6
North East +21 37 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Northern Ireland +15 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 3 April 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 1,301 (63.93%) REST
2 1,118 (54.94%) Agile Software Development
3 983 (48.30%) Web Services
4 868 (42.65%) JavaScript
5 790 (38.82%) SQL
6 694 (34.10%) C#
7 683 (33.56%) XML
8 670 (32.92%) Java
9 667 (32.78%) .NET
10 651 (31.99%) HTML
11 571 (28.06%) CSS
12 517 (25.41%) SQL Server
13 489 (24.03%) Scrum
14 450 (22.11%) Test Automation
15 448 (22.01%) JSON
16 409 (20.10%) Finance
17 398 (19.56%) MVC
18 388 (19.07%) Git (software)
19 351 (17.25%) RESTful
20 327 (16.07%) TDD
21 319 (15.68%) Azure
22 317 (15.58%) AngularJS
23 306 (15.04%) ASP.NET
24 297 (14.59%) jQuery
25 294 (14.45%) Microsoft
26 285 (14.00%) AWS
27 281 (13.81%) DevOps
28 277 (13.61%) Microservices
29 265 (13.02%) Linux
30 260 (12.78%) PHP

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 94 (4.62%) Confluence
2 92 (4.52%) Tomcat
3 61 (3.00%) IIS
4 55 (2.70%) CMS
5 48 (2.36%) EPiServer
6 45 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (2.11%) JBoss
7 43 (2.11%) WebSphere
8 40 (1.97%) WebLogic
9 35 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 26 (1.28%) Mule
11 23 (1.13%) Apache
11 23 (1.13%) Red Hat Fuse
11 23 (1.13%) SharePoint
12 20 (0.98%) WordPress
13 18 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
14 15 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
15 13 (0.64%) Anypoint
16 12 (0.59%) Drupal
16 12 (0.59%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 39 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 19 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.39%) Gliffy
4 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.098%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 30 (1.47%) Magento
2 21 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.03%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.49%) Oracle CRM
4 9 (0.44%) HFM
4 9 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.44%) Oracle FAH
4 9 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.34%) Elite 3E
5 7 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.25%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.20%) OpenText MBPM
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.20%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 319 (15.68%) Azure
2 285 (14.00%) AWS
3 150 (7.37%) SaaS
4 96 (4.72%) GitHub
5 71 (3.49%) PaaS
6 57 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
7 48 (2.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 46 (2.26%) GCP
9 42 (2.06%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 40 (1.97%) IaaS
11 38 (1.87%) Serverless
12 33 (1.62%) Amazon SQS
12 33 (1.62%) Boomi
13 32 (1.57%) Power Platform
14 25 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (0.93%) Oracle CX
16 13 (0.64%) iPaaS
17 12 (0.59%) npm
17 12 (0.59%) OpenShift
18 11 (0.54%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.19%) HTTP
2 52 (2.56%) Internet
3 32 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.38%) DNS
5 27 (1.33%) SSL
6 21 (1.03%) SSH
7 11 (0.54%) FTP
7 11 (0.54%) PuTTY
8 10 (0.49%) X.509
9 9 (0.44%) Network Security
10 7 (0.34%) DHCP
10 7 (0.34%) Firewall
11 6 (0.29%) WAN
12 5 (0.25%) IPsec
12 5 (0.25%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.25%) VPN
13 4 (0.20%) ATM
13 4 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
13 4 (0.20%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.15%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 517 (25.41%) SQL Server
2 240 (11.79%) MySQL
3 162 (7.96%) Relational Database
4 96 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
5 81 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 77 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (3.44%) NoSQL
8 67 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 55 (2.70%) RDBMS
10 49 (2.41%) Oracle Database
11 38 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
12 37 (1.82%) Redis
13 32 (1.57%) Power BI
14 30 (1.47%) DB2
14 30 (1.47%) MongoDB
15 24 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
16 20 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
17 18 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
17 18 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 388 (19.07%) Git (software)
2 259 (12.73%) Jenkins
3 244 (11.99%) Selenium
4 210 (10.32%) SoapUI
5 199 (9.78%) JIRA
6 177 (8.70%) JUnit
7 169 (8.30%) Maven
8 146 (7.17%) Cucumber
9 130 (6.39%) Visual Studio
10 127 (6.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 102 (5.01%) Postman
12 79 (3.88%) WebDriver
13 76 (3.73%) Bitbucket
14 70 (3.44%) NUnit
15 56 (2.75%) SonarQube
16 53 (2.60%) Mockito
17 50 (2.46%) SpecFlow
18 48 (2.36%) Subversion
19 46 (2.26%) HP UFT
20 44 (2.16%) TestNG
General
1 409 (20.10%) Finance
2 139 (6.83%) Marketing
3 131 (6.44%) Banking
4 89 (4.37%) Public Sector
5 76 (3.73%) Retail
6 70 (3.44%) Manufacturing
7 59 (2.90%) Telecoms
8 45 (2.21%) Electronics
9 33 (1.62%) Law
10 25 (1.23%) Legal
11 21 (1.03%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.88%) Games
13 14 (0.69%) Advertising
13 14 (0.69%) Automotive
14 12 (0.59%) Retail Finance
15 11 (0.54%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.39%) Front Office
16 8 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.29%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,190 (58.48%) Developer
2 294 (14.45%) Senior Developer
3 254 (12.48%) .NET Developer
4 238 (11.70%) Java Developer
5 220 (10.81%) Software Developer
6 208 (10.22%) C# Developer
7 168 (8.26%) PHP Developer
8 153 (7.52%) Software Engineer
9 139 (6.83%) C# .NET Developer
10 134 (6.58%) Analyst
11 130 (6.39%) Tester
12 112 (5.50%) Architect
13 101 (4.96%) Consultant
14 94 (4.62%) Senior Software Developer
15 86 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
16 82 (4.03%) .NET Software Developer
17 80 (3.93%) Salesforce Developer
18 76 (3.73%) Web Developer
19 73 (3.59%) Senior PHP Developer
20 72 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,301 (63.93%) REST
2 983 (48.30%) Web Services
3 683 (33.56%) XML
4 667 (32.78%) .NET
5 651 (31.99%) HTML
6 571 (28.06%) CSS
7 448 (22.01%) JSON
8 351 (17.25%) RESTful
9 317 (15.58%) AngularJS
10 306 (15.04%) ASP.NET
11 297 (14.59%) jQuery
12 243 (11.94%) Spring
13 178 (8.75%) WCF
14 166 (8.16%) .NET Framework
15 158 (7.76%) React
16 155 (7.62%) Ajax
17 141 (6.93%) Node.js
18 121 (5.95%) ASP.NET Web API
18 121 (5.95%) J2EE
19 115 (5.65%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 156 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (4.42%) Mobile App
3 79 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
4 74 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 54 (2.65%) User Experience
6 52 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
7 48 (2.36%) Virtual Team
8 34 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 32 (1.57%) Public Cloud
10 27 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
11 18 (0.88%) Tandem
12 17 (0.84%) Algorithms
13 16 (0.79%) iSeries
14 14 (0.69%) Data Centre
14 14 (0.69%) Online Banking
14 14 (0.69%) Robotics
15 13 (0.64%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.64%) IVR
16 11 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
17 10 (0.49%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 265 (13.02%) Linux
2 134 (6.58%) Windows
3 94 (4.62%) Unix
4 48 (2.36%) Android
5 41 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.38%) Ubuntu
7 27 (1.33%) Windows Server
8 24 (1.18%) CentOS
9 16 (0.79%) Fedora
10 14 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.29%) Solaris
11 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.25%) OS/400
12 5 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.15%) AIX
13 3 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (0.15%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.098%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,118 (54.94%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (24.03%) Scrum
3 450 (22.11%) Test Automation
4 398 (19.56%) MVC
5 327 (16.07%) TDD
6 281 (13.81%) DevOps
7 277 (13.61%) Microservices
8 259 (12.73%) Software Engineering
9 258 (12.68%) BDD
10 243 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
11 242 (11.89%) OO
12 234 (11.50%) Web Development
13 207 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
14 193 (9.48%) SOA
15 190 (9.34%) SDLC
16 184 (9.04%) OOP
17 168 (8.26%) Unit Testing
18 145 (7.13%) Computer Science
19 127 (6.24%) Mentoring
20 123 (6.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 868 (42.65%) JavaScript
2 790 (38.82%) SQL
3 694 (34.10%) C#
4 670 (32.92%) Java
5 260 (12.78%) PHP
6 173 (8.50%) Python
7 135 (6.63%) T-SQL
8 98 (4.82%) PL/SQL
9 83 (4.08%) Apex Code
10 69 (3.39%) PowerShell
11 59 (2.90%) Java 8
11 59 (2.90%) XPath
12 47 (2.31%) C++
13 46 (2.26%) Bash Shell
14 42 (2.06%) VB.NET
15 41 (2.01%) Groovy
16 39 (1.92%) TypeScript
17 38 (1.87%) Shell Script
18 36 (1.77%) PHP 7
19 34 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 209 (10.27%) Degree
2 87 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 39 (1.92%) ISTQB
5 30 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 28 (1.38%) ISEB
7 15 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.59%) CEH
8 12 (0.59%) GWAPT
8 12 (0.59%) OSCP
9 9 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.15%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.15%) MCTS
11 3 (0.15%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.098%) PMP
12 2 (0.098%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (8.99%) QA
2 36 (1.77%) PMO
3 31 (1.52%) GDPR
4 18 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
6 8 (0.39%) NCSC
6 8 (0.39%) SLA
7 6 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.098%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.098%) WCAG
11 1 (0.049%) PSD2
System Software
1 226 (11.11%) Docker
2 32 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.93%) vSphere
4 18 (0.88%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.84%) Postfix
6 13 (0.64%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.39%) Xen
9 3 (0.15%) KVM
10 2 (0.098%) LXC
10 2 (0.098%) OpenSSH
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.098%) Samba
10 2 (0.098%) Varnish
11 1 (0.049%) ACF2
11 1 (0.049%) NFS
11 1 (0.049%) RACF
Systems Management
1 98 (4.82%) Kubernetes
2 14 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
3 13 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
4 12 (0.59%) Terraform
5 11 (0.54%) Ansible
6 10 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (0.49%) Grafana
6 10 (0.49%) Rancher
7 9 (0.44%) HP ALM
7 9 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.39%) Kibana
8 8 (0.39%) Prometheus
8 8 (0.39%) ZABBIX
9 7 (0.34%) CloudHub
9 7 (0.34%) Puppet
9 7 (0.34%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.25%) Automic
10 5 (0.25%) HP UCMDB
10 5 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (0.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 294 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 252 (12.38%) Oracle
3 125 (6.14%) Salesforce.com
4 96 (4.72%) SAP
5 65 (3.19%) MuleSoft
5 65 (3.19%) Zend
6 63 (3.10%) IBM
7 51 (2.51%) Google
8 43 (2.11%) Atlassian
9 39 (1.92%) ServiceNow
10 36 (1.77%) Red Hat
11 33 (1.62%) Dell
12 32 (1.57%) VMware
13 29 (1.43%) Intapp
14 22 (1.08%) HP
15 19 (0.93%) Jitterbit
15 19 (0.93%) Tableau
16 16 (0.79%) TIBCO
16 16 (0.79%) WorldPay
17 13 (0.64%) BMC