Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 159 163
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 -12
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 4035 4129 4474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.32% 2.16% 2.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.77% 5.56% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3205 3492 3739
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £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 69943 74299 83184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.14% 38.91% 37.91%
Number of salaries quoted 57874 64406 71138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 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 +7 3767 £50,000 - 186
UK excluding London +15 2545 £45,000 - 143
London -13 1389 £59,000 +1.11% 55
North of England +31 713 £47,500 +5.56% 36
South East +3 642 £50,000 +5.26% 44
North West +31 399 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Midlands +31 392 £40,000 - 16
South West -2 307 £40,000 - 16
East of England -7 294 £49,500 -1.00% 19
Yorkshire +27 273 £46,500 +3.33% 16
West Midlands +43 268 £40,000 +3.90% 6
Scotland +45 148 £40,000 -11.11% 4
East Midlands +10 125 £40,000 -5.88% 10
North East +30 41 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Wales -24 41 £37,250 -6.88% 7
Northern Ireland -16 12 £26,500 -55.83% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2293 (56.83%) REST
2 2249 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
3 2155 (53.41%) Web Services
4 1993 (49.39%) Java
5 1703 (42.21%) JavaScript
6 1660 (41.14%) XML
7 1625 (40.27%) SQL
8 1407 (34.87%) HTML
9 1214 (30.09%) CSS
10 1162 (28.80%) C#
11 1114 (27.61%) .NET
12 1057 (26.20%) SQL Server
13 1030 (25.53%) MVC
14 1024 (25.38%) Spring
15 1018 (25.23%) Scrum
16 995 (24.66%) JSON
17 949 (23.52%) TDD
18 940 (23.30%) Finance
19 908 (22.50%) Git (software)
20 823 (20.40%) RESTful
21 709 (17.57%) OO
22 705 (17.47%) Linux
23 694 (17.20%) Oracle
24 686 (17.00%) Test Automation
25 685 (16.98%) Software Engineering
26 666 (16.51%) Hibernate
27 660 (16.36%) AngularJS
28 659 (16.33%) ASP.NET
29 619 (15.34%) jQuery
30 611 (15.14%) Continuous Integration

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
1 442 (10.95%) Tomcat
2 386 (9.57%) Apache
3 317 (7.86%) JBoss
4 175 (4.34%) IIS
4 175 (4.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 142 (3.52%) WebSphere
6 141 (3.49%) Confluence
7 135 (3.35%) Mule
8 132 (3.27%) WebLogic
9 120 (2.97%) CMS
10 113 (2.80%) Mule ESB
11 105 (2.60%) Drupal
12 77 (1.91%) SharePoint
13 67 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
14 53 (1.31%) nginx
15 51 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
16 48 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
17 46 (1.14%) Documentum
18 40 (0.99%) Umbraco
19 32 (0.79%) Anypoint
Applications
1 33 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.12%) FrameMaker
6 4 (0.099%) EngageOne
6 4 (0.099%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.074%) HipChat
8 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.025%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 48 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
2 39 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
3 37 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 28 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
5 27 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.50%) Magento
7 13 (0.32%) Pega PRPC
8 12 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
9 11 (0.27%) NetSuite
9 11 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 10 (0.25%) SAP ERP
11 7 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
11 7 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.17%) Eloqua
12 6 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
13 5 (0.12%) Exstream
13 5 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
14 4 (0.099%) nopCommerce
14 4 (0.099%) SAP SRM
14 4 (0.099%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 435 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
2 339 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 272 (6.74%) SaaS
4 171 (4.24%) GitHub
5 109 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
6 75 (1.86%) npm
7 35 (0.87%) Force.com
8 33 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (0.64%) BrowserStack
10 25 (0.62%) Serverless
11 24 (0.59%) Amazon S3
11 24 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 21 (0.52%) PaaS
13 20 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
13 20 (0.50%) IaaS
14 18 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 14 (0.35%) Boomi
15 14 (0.35%) Sauce Labs
16 13 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
16 13 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 226 (5.60%) HTTP
2 121 (3.00%) Internet
3 85 (2.11%) LDAP
4 68 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 65 (1.61%) SSL
6 45 (1.12%) Firewall
7 36 (0.89%) DNS
8 28 (0.69%) FTP
9 25 (0.62%) SSH
10 21 (0.52%) SMTP
11 19 (0.47%) HTTPS
12 18 (0.45%) AMQP
13 16 (0.40%) IMAP
14 14 (0.35%) LAN
14 14 (0.35%) WAN
15 11 (0.27%) SNMP
15 11 (0.27%) VoIP
16 10 (0.25%) RFID
16 10 (0.25%) Wireless
17 9 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1057 (26.20%) SQL Server
2 596 (14.77%) MySQL
3 398 (9.86%) NoSQL
4 320 (7.93%) MongoDB
5 298 (7.39%) Relational Database
6 137 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
7 128 (3.17%) Redis
8 117 (2.90%) Big Data
9 113 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 112 (2.78%) RDBMS
11 111 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 94 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 86 (2.13%) Oracle Database
14 85 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
15 71 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 65 (1.61%) Neo4j
16 65 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
17 60 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
18 58 (1.44%) Hadoop
19 54 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 908 (22.50%) Git (software)
2 557 (13.80%) Maven
3 522 (12.94%) JUnit
4 516 (12.79%) JIRA
5 466 (11.55%) Selenium
6 407 (10.09%) Jenkins
7 393 (9.74%) Subversion
8 321 (7.96%) SoapUI
9 217 (5.38%) Cucumber
10 205 (5.08%) Visual Studio
11 178 (4.41%) IntelliJ
12 176 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 169 (4.19%) Ant
14 157 (3.89%) TeamCity
15 140 (3.47%) Eclipse
16 135 (3.35%) NUnit
17 133 (3.30%) WebDriver
18 104 (2.58%) gulp
19 90 (2.23%) JMeter
20 85 (2.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 940 (23.30%) Finance
2 402 (9.96%) Banking
3 265 (6.57%) Retail
4 202 (5.01%) Marketing
5 155 (3.84%) Telecoms
6 131 (3.25%) Investment Banking
7 128 (3.17%) Manufacturing
8 121 (3.00%) Retail Banking
9 120 (2.97%) Electronics
10 75 (1.86%) Advertising
11 74 (1.83%) Games
12 62 (1.54%) Front Office
13 56 (1.39%) Legal
14 48 (1.19%) Financial Institution
15 42 (1.04%) Back Office
16 37 (0.92%) German Language
17 34 (0.84%) Publishing
18 22 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
19 20 (0.50%) Military
20 15 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2330 (57.74%) Developer
2 846 (20.97%) Java Developer
3 519 (12.86%) Senior Developer
4 471 (11.67%) .NET Developer
5 385 (9.54%) C# Developer
6 330 (8.18%) Architect
7 308 (7.63%) Analyst
7 308 (7.63%) Software Engineer
8 292 (7.24%) C# .NET Developer
9 288 (7.14%) Software Developer
10 250 (6.20%) Senior Java Developer
11 238 (5.90%) PHP Developer
12 180 (4.46%) Test Analyst
13 158 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
14 154 (3.82%) Java Engineer
15 143 (3.54%) Agile Developer
16 135 (3.35%) Consultant
17 133 (3.30%) Web Developer
18 131 (3.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 130 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2293 (56.83%) REST
2 2155 (53.41%) Web Services
3 1660 (41.14%) XML
4 1407 (34.87%) HTML
5 1214 (30.09%) CSS
6 1114 (27.61%) .NET
7 1024 (25.38%) Spring
8 995 (24.66%) JSON
9 823 (20.40%) RESTful
10 666 (16.51%) Hibernate
11 660 (16.36%) AngularJS
12 659 (16.33%) ASP.NET
13 619 (15.34%) jQuery
14 489 (12.12%) HTML5
15 409 (10.14%) WCF
16 394 (9.76%) J2EE
17 322 (7.98%) Ajax
18 290 (7.19%) JPA
19 288 (7.14%) .NET Framework
19 288 (7.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 422 (10.46%) Computer Science
2 281 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 266 (6.59%) User Experience
4 218 (5.40%) Mobile App
5 210 (5.20%) Enterprise Software
6 155 (3.84%) Fintech
7 129 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
8 95 (2.35%) Data Structures
9 87 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
10 86 (2.13%) Algorithms
11 71 (1.76%) Management Information System
12 50 (1.24%) N-Tier
13 46 (1.14%) Virtual Team
14 39 (0.97%) iPad
15 38 (0.94%) NHS
16 35 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 32 (0.79%) Data Centre
18 25 (0.62%) CMDB
18 25 (0.62%) Fixed Income
19 23 (0.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 705 (17.47%) Linux
2 491 (12.17%) Windows
3 439 (10.88%) Unix
4 174 (4.31%) Apple iOS
5 169 (4.19%) Android
6 54 (1.34%) Solaris
7 45 (1.12%) Windows Server
8 29 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 23 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (0.52%) HPUX
11 20 (0.50%) CentOS
12 18 (0.45%) AIX
13 15 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 15 (0.37%) Windows 10
13 15 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (0.32%) Windows 7
16 10 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2249 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1030 (25.53%) MVC
3 1018 (25.23%) Scrum
4 949 (23.52%) TDD
5 709 (17.57%) OO
6 686 (17.00%) Test Automation
7 685 (16.98%) Software Engineering
8 611 (15.14%) Continuous Integration
9 593 (14.70%) SOA
10 578 (14.32%) BDD
11 493 (12.22%) SDLC
12 420 (10.41%) Unit Testing
13 411 (10.19%) E-Commerce
14 394 (9.76%) Web Development
15 354 (8.77%) DevOps
16 323 (8.00%) Microservices
17 308 (7.63%) Kanban
18 287 (7.11%) Mentoring
19 254 (6.29%) OOP
20 237 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1993 (49.39%) Java
2 1703 (42.21%) JavaScript
3 1625 (40.27%) SQL
4 1162 (28.80%) C#
5 470 (11.65%) PHP
6 385 (9.54%) T-SQL
7 278 (6.89%) Python
8 252 (6.25%) PL/SQL
9 196 (4.86%) C++
10 176 (4.36%) Groovy
11 155 (3.84%) Ruby
12 135 (3.35%) Shell Script
13 124 (3.07%) C
14 101 (2.50%) PowerShell
15 97 (2.40%) VB.NET
16 90 (2.23%) Objective-C
17 83 (2.06%) Scala
18 82 (2.03%) Apex Code
19 79 (1.96%) XPath
20 70 (1.73%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 539 (13.36%) Degree
2 179 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 146 (3.62%) Security Cleared
4 109 (2.70%) ISEB
5 102 (2.53%) ISTQB
6 57 (1.41%) SC Cleared
7 39 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 22 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
9 19 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 19 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.27%) CISSP
11 10 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 9 (0.22%) CITP
12 9 (0.22%) GIAC
12 9 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
13 8 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.20%) MBA
13 8 (0.20%) OCP
13 8 (0.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 435 (10.78%) QA
2 97 (2.40%) SLA
3 46 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.30%) RosettaNet
6 10 (0.25%) ISO 20022
6 10 (0.25%) ISO 8583
6 10 (0.25%) WAI
7 8 (0.20%) HL7
7 8 (0.20%) SEPA
8 7 (0.17%) EMIR
9 5 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.12%) WCAG
10 4 (0.099%) DICOM
10 4 (0.099%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.099%) MiFID
11 3 (0.074%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.074%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 147 (3.64%) Docker
2 63 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.55%) vSphere
5 13 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.25%) HDFS
7 7 (0.17%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.17%) Varnish
8 4 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.074%) GridGain
10 2 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.050%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.025%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.025%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.025%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 136 (3.37%) Puppet
2 97 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (1.29%) Ansible
4 43 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
5 31 (0.77%) Nagios
6 27 (0.67%) ZABBIX
7 22 (0.55%) Kubernetes
8 21 (0.52%) CloudHub
9 14 (0.35%) Opsview
10 12 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
10 12 (0.30%) Kibana
11 11 (0.27%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 10 (0.25%) Terraform
13 8 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
13 8 (0.20%) logstash
14 4 (0.099%) Control-M
14 4 (0.099%) Dollar Universe
14 4 (0.099%) Tivoli
15 2 (0.050%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 2 (0.050%) MOM
Vendors
1 694 (17.20%) Oracle
2 516 (12.79%) Microsoft
3 238 (5.90%) SAP
4 163 (4.04%) IBM
5 115 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
6 90 (2.23%) Zend
7 83 (2.06%) ServiceNow
8 81 (2.01%) Sybase
9 80 (1.98%) Apple
10 79 (1.96%) HP
11 68 (1.69%) CA Agile Central
12 66 (1.64%) Pega
13 58 (1.44%) Google
14 56 (1.39%) Perforce
15 50 (1.24%) EMC
16 48 (1.19%) MuleSoft
17 45 (1.12%) TIBCO
18 39 (0.97%) Splunk
19 38 (0.94%) VMware
20 37 (0.92%) SEEBURGER