Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 152 160
Rank change year-on-year -27 +8 +26
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 3,274 3,909 4,385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 2.27% 2.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.66% 5.58% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,669 2,989 3,722
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,200 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 70,199 70,014 77,589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.84% 40.71% 38.87%
Number of salaries quoted 58,691 59,250 67,018
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.44% +2.50%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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 -24 3,058 £50,000 - 494
UK excluding London -25 2,102 £45,000 - 373
London -35 1,120 £62,500 +4.17% 156
South East +13 701 £45,000 -10.00% 99
North of England -37 509 £47,500 +5.56% 101
North West -5 301 £50,000 +11.11% 64
Midlands -36 278 £42,500 +13.33% 51
East of England -10 231 £50,000 +1.01% 43
South West -46 213 £45,000 - 43
Yorkshire -52 170 £45,000 - 33
West Midlands -28 161 £42,500 +21.43% 24
Scotland -41 118 £38,500 -3.75% 21
East Midlands -8 117 £45,000 - 27
Wales -18 75 £40,000 -11.64% 13
North East -30 38 £46,000 +21.05% 4
Northern Ireland 0 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 1,816 (55.47%) REST
2 1,811 (55.31%) Web Services
3 1,758 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1,539 (47.01%) JavaScript
5 1,432 (43.74%) Java
6 1,321 (40.35%) SQL
7 1,277 (39.00%) HTML
8 1,276 (38.97%) XML
9 1,226 (37.45%) C#
10 1,116 (34.09%) .NET
11 1,083 (33.08%) CSS
12 942 (28.77%) SQL Server
13 831 (25.38%) MVC
14 805 (24.59%) JSON
15 733 (22.39%) Git (software)
16 689 (21.04%) TDD
17 683 (20.86%) RESTful
18 643 (19.64%) Spring
19 631 (19.27%) Scrum
20 619 (18.91%) Finance
21 599 (18.30%) OO
22 581 (17.75%) Test Automation
23 571 (17.44%) ASP.NET
24 565 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
25 552 (16.86%) jQuery
26 551 (16.83%) Oracle
27 531 (16.22%) Software Engineering
28 523 (15.97%) AngularJS
29 518 (15.82%) Microsoft
30 508 (15.52%) SOA

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
1 207 (6.32%) JBoss
2 203 (6.20%) Tomcat
3 194 (5.93%) WebSphere
4 190 (5.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 164 (5.01%) Apache
6 149 (4.55%) Confluence
7 129 (3.94%) WebLogic
8 97 (2.96%) CMS
9 94 (2.87%) IIS
10 80 (2.44%) SharePoint
11 72 (2.20%) Mule
12 71 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
13 56 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
14 53 (1.62%) Drupal
15 52 (1.59%) Mule ESB
16 48 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
17 46 (1.41%) nginx
18 41 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
19 35 (1.07%) WordPress
20 31 (0.95%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 20 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.15%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.12%) Weka
6 3 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.061%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.061%) Revit
8 1 (0.031%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.031%) HipChat
8 1 (0.031%) Maya
8 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 32 (0.98%) Magento
2 28 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.52%) Documaker
4 15 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.46%) MetaTrader
5 14 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 12 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
7 10 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
9 5 (0.15%) Front Arena
9 5 (0.15%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.15%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.12%) CSG Singleview
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.12%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 387 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
2 345 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (3.91%) SaaS
4 66 (2.02%) GitHub
5 60 (1.83%) IaaS
6 57 (1.74%) Force.com
7 52 (1.59%) PaaS
8 47 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
9 42 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
10 36 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 35 (1.07%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 30 (0.92%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 28 (0.86%) NuGet
14 25 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
14 25 (0.76%) Serverless
15 24 (0.73%) Boomi
16 20 (0.61%) npm
17 19 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 19 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
18 18 (0.55%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 228 (6.96%) HTTP
2 114 (3.48%) SSL
3 103 (3.15%) Internet
4 61 (1.86%) FTP
5 58 (1.77%) TCP/IP
6 46 (1.41%) DNS
7 43 (1.31%) Firewall
8 31 (0.95%) HTTPS
9 28 (0.86%) SSH
10 23 (0.70%) SNMP
11 19 (0.58%) SMTP
12 18 (0.55%) DHCP
12 18 (0.55%) IMAP
13 17 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (0.52%) ICMP
13 17 (0.52%) IPsec
13 17 (0.52%) OpenVPN
13 17 (0.52%) POP3
13 17 (0.52%) Telnet
13 17 (0.52%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 942 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 480 (14.66%) MySQL
3 309 (9.44%) Relational Database
4 247 (7.54%) NoSQL
5 188 (5.74%) MongoDB
6 138 (4.22%) Big Data
6 138 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 120 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
8 118 (3.60%) Oracle Database
9 112 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 105 (3.21%) RDBMS
11 99 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
12 97 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 75 (2.29%) Hadoop
14 69 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
15 61 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 56 (1.71%) Power BI
17 43 (1.31%) Redis
18 39 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 39 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 733 (22.39%) Git (software)
2 420 (12.83%) Selenium
3 397 (12.13%) JIRA
4 368 (11.24%) Jenkins
5 357 (10.90%) Maven
6 299 (9.13%) SoapUI
7 245 (7.48%) Subversion
8 237 (7.24%) JUnit
9 236 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 231 (7.06%) Visual Studio
11 162 (4.95%) Eclipse
12 161 (4.92%) Cucumber
13 157 (4.80%) NUnit
14 118 (3.60%) Ant
15 113 (3.45%) Gradle
16 93 (2.84%) WebDriver
17 92 (2.81%) IntelliJ
18 86 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 85 (2.60%) Bitbucket
20 84 (2.57%) MSTest
General
1 619 (18.91%) Finance
2 178 (5.44%) Retail
3 164 (5.01%) Banking
4 116 (3.54%) Marketing
5 112 (3.42%) Advertising
6 99 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 76 (2.32%) Games
8 63 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 44 (1.34%) Investment Banking
10 41 (1.25%) Legal
11 40 (1.22%) Electronics
12 34 (1.04%) Law
13 28 (0.86%) Publishing
14 22 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.64%) Back Office
16 20 (0.61%) Automotive
17 17 (0.52%) Billing
18 11 (0.34%) Front Office
18 11 (0.34%) Multimedia
19 10 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,922 (58.70%) Developer
2 551 (16.83%) Java Developer
3 448 (13.68%) C# Developer
4 432 (13.19%) .NET Developer
5 349 (10.66%) Senior Developer
6 299 (9.13%) Software Developer
7 286 (8.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 267 (8.16%) Software Engineer
9 243 (7.42%) Architect
10 223 (6.81%) Analyst
11 166 (5.07%) Java Engineer
12 159 (4.86%) C# Software Developer
13 158 (4.83%) PHP Developer
14 149 (4.55%) Lead Developer
15 145 (4.43%) .NET Software Developer
16 121 (3.70%) SQL Developer
17 120 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
18 114 (3.48%) C# Software Engineer
18 114 (3.48%) Tester
19 112 (3.42%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,816 (55.47%) REST
2 1,811 (55.31%) Web Services
3 1,277 (39.00%) HTML
4 1,276 (38.97%) XML
5 1,116 (34.09%) .NET
6 1,083 (33.08%) CSS
7 805 (24.59%) JSON
8 683 (20.86%) RESTful
9 643 (19.64%) Spring
10 571 (17.44%) ASP.NET
11 552 (16.86%) jQuery
12 523 (15.97%) AngularJS
13 384 (11.73%) WCF
14 369 (11.27%) HTML5
15 331 (10.11%) Hibernate
16 317 (9.68%) J2EE
17 315 (9.62%) .NET Framework
18 305 (9.32%) Ajax
19 256 (7.82%) ASP.NET MVC
20 255 (7.79%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 268 (8.19%) Enterprise Software
2 260 (7.94%) Computer Science
3 220 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
4 154 (4.70%) Mobile App
5 145 (4.43%) User Experience
6 131 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
7 121 (3.70%) Fintech
8 118 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
9 60 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 44 (1.34%) Data Centre
11 38 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
12 28 (0.86%) Data Structures
13 26 (0.79%) Virtual Team
14 25 (0.76%) N-Tier
14 25 (0.76%) W3C
15 24 (0.73%) Mainframe
16 23 (0.70%) Client/Server
17 22 (0.67%) Smartphone
18 20 (0.61%) EPoS
18 20 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 474 (14.48%) Linux
2 324 (9.90%) Windows
3 190 (5.80%) Unix
4 153 (4.67%) Android
5 128 (3.91%) Apple iOS
6 74 (2.26%) Windows Server
7 72 (2.20%) Solaris
8 40 (1.22%) CentOS
9 32 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 32 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (0.70%) AIX
12 17 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (0.46%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
15 11 (0.34%) HPUX
15 11 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
17 6 (0.18%) Windows 10
18 5 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,758 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
2 831 (25.38%) MVC
3 689 (21.04%) TDD
4 631 (19.27%) Scrum
5 599 (18.30%) OO
6 581 (17.75%) Test Automation
7 565 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
8 531 (16.22%) Software Engineering
9 508 (15.52%) SOA
10 444 (13.56%) Web Development
11 379 (11.58%) Microservices
12 370 (11.30%) SDLC
13 365 (11.15%) Unit Testing
14 361 (11.03%) DevOps
15 351 (10.72%) BDD
16 324 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
17 257 (7.85%) E-Commerce
18 215 (6.57%) OOP
19 204 (6.23%) Mentoring
20 168 (5.13%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,539 (47.01%) JavaScript
2 1,432 (43.74%) Java
3 1,321 (40.35%) SQL
4 1,226 (37.45%) C#
5 406 (12.40%) PHP
6 316 (9.65%) Python
7 295 (9.01%) T-SQL
8 186 (5.68%) PL/SQL
9 159 (4.86%) C++
10 136 (4.15%) Apex Code
11 116 (3.54%) PowerShell
12 115 (3.51%) VB.NET
13 110 (3.36%) Ruby
14 104 (3.18%) Java 8
15 81 (2.47%) Bash Shell
16 74 (2.26%) Perl
17 69 (2.11%) Groovy
18 67 (2.05%) C
19 58 (1.77%) Scala
20 49 (1.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 425 (12.98%) Degree
2 127 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 69 (2.11%) ISTQB
4 61 (1.86%) Security Cleared
5 41 (1.25%) ISEB
6 40 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 26 (0.79%) Master's Degree
8 26 (0.79%) Postgraduate
9 24 (0.73%) CISSP
10 23 (0.70%) SC Cleared
11 22 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
12 21 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
13 20 (0.61%) CCNA
13 20 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 19 (0.58%) MCSE
15 18 (0.55%) CompTIA Security+
15 18 (0.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 375 (11.45%) QA
2 24 (0.73%) Data Quality
3 22 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 20 (0.61%) GCP
5 16 (0.49%) SLA
6 10 (0.31%) GDPR
7 8 (0.24%) PA-DSS
7 8 (0.24%) PSD2
7 8 (0.24%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.12%) PMO
10 3 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.092%) EMIR
10 3 (0.092%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.092%) SEPA
11 2 (0.061%) COBIT
11 2 (0.061%) MiFID
11 2 (0.061%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.031%) COSHH
12 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 241 (7.36%) Docker
2 54 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.86%) vSphere
4 19 (0.58%) VirtualBox
5 17 (0.52%) Samba
6 14 (0.43%) HDFS
7 10 (0.31%) Apache Flume
8 9 (0.27%) iptables
9 8 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.21%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.12%) KVM
13 3 (0.092%) Firmware
13 3 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.092%) Varnish
14 2 (0.061%) Hyper-V
15 1 (0.031%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 1 (0.031%) FreeRADIUS
15 1 (0.031%) IAG
Systems Management
1 71 (2.17%) Puppet
2 67 (2.05%) Ansible
3 62 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (1.16%) Kubernetes
5 36 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
6 24 (0.73%) Nagios
7 23 (0.70%) Rancher
8 19 (0.58%) Salt
9 18 (0.55%) Kibana
9 18 (0.55%) vRealize
10 17 (0.52%) logstash
10 17 (0.52%) Sysdig
11 16 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (0.46%) Perfmon
13 13 (0.40%) CA Service Virtualization
14 12 (0.37%) Terraform
15 10 (0.31%) Oozie
16 9 (0.27%) HP ALM
17 6 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
17 6 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 551 (16.83%) Oracle
2 518 (15.82%) Microsoft
3 200 (6.11%) IBM
4 196 (5.99%) Salesforce.com
5 149 (4.55%) Google
6 93 (2.84%) SAP
7 78 (2.38%) TIBCO
8 72 (2.20%) ServiceNow
9 70 (2.14%) HP
10 61 (1.86%) MuleSoft
11 60 (1.83%) VMware
12 55 (1.68%) Apple
13 41 (1.25%) Capita
13 41 (1.25%) Splunk
14 40 (1.22%) Zend
15 39 (1.19%) Cisco
15 39 (1.19%) Red Hat
16 35 (1.07%) BEA
17 33 (1.01%) CA
18 32 (0.98%) BMC