Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 172 159
Rank change year-on-year -28 -13 +8
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 2,351 3,271 4,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.99% 2.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.59% 4.97% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,860 2,529 3,230
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £72,500
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 51,267 65,864 70,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.52% 39.97% 40.23%
Number of salaries quoted 42,150 54,451 58,504
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -32 2,087 £50,000 - 371
UK excluding London -12 1,600 £45,000 - 298
London -54 675 £65,000 +4.00% 104
South East +25 627 £45,000 -1.10% 85
North of England -12 355 £42,500 -5.56% 87
North West +5 212 £42,500 -5.56% 40
South West -44 165 £46,500 +0.54% 29
Midlands -42 147 £45,000 - 42
Scotland -1 120 £38,500 -11.49% 24
Yorkshire -17 119 £41,375 -8.06% 27
East of England 0 110 £55,000 +4.76% 24
West Midlands -32 81 £50,000 +13.64% 25
East Midlands -21 66 £42,500 -5.56% 16
Wales -16 50 £40,000 - 7
Northern Ireland +15 26 £56,250 - 1
North East +20 24 £36,952 -7.62% 20

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,429 (60.78%) REST
2 1,184 (50.36%) Agile Software Development
3 1,098 (46.70%) JavaScript
4 1,097 (46.66%) Web Services
5 982 (41.77%) SQL
6 958 (40.75%) Java
7 931 (39.60%) C#
8 836 (35.56%) .NET
9 834 (35.47%) XML
10 796 (33.86%) HTML
11 691 (29.39%) CSS
12 649 (27.61%) SQL Server
13 586 (24.93%) JSON
14 575 (24.46%) Scrum
15 515 (21.91%) Git (software)
16 481 (20.46%) MVC
17 470 (19.99%) Test Automation
18 457 (19.44%) TDD
19 404 (17.18%) Azure
20 403 (17.14%) Microsoft
21 395 (16.80%) Spring
22 390 (16.59%) jQuery
23 389 (16.55%) AngularJS
24 387 (16.46%) Finance
25 385 (16.38%) ASP.NET
26 370 (15.74%) RESTful
27 354 (15.06%) Linux
28 323 (13.74%) DevOps
29 320 (13.61%) AWS
30 314 (13.36%) 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
1 115 (4.89%) Tomcat
2 87 (3.70%) Confluence
3 81 (3.45%) JBoss
4 67 (2.85%) CMS
5 57 (2.42%) Apache
6 51 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
7 41 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 41 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 39 (1.66%) Mule
9 35 (1.49%) WebLogic
10 34 (1.45%) IIS
11 32 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
12 31 (1.32%) WordPress
13 26 (1.11%) Umbraco
14 24 (1.02%) Anypoint
15 23 (0.98%) SharePoint
16 21 (0.89%) EPiServer
17 18 (0.77%) Mule ESB
18 14 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
19 13 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 25 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.043%) InDesign
5 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 35 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.55%) NetSuite
3 11 (0.47%) Magento
4 10 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.38%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 8 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.17%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.13%) HFM
10 3 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
10 3 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
10 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 404 (17.18%) Azure
2 320 (13.61%) AWS
3 122 (5.19%) SaaS
4 69 (2.93%) GitHub
5 60 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
6 56 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
7 52 (2.21%) Serverless
8 46 (1.96%) Power Platform
9 41 (1.74%) GCP
10 40 (1.70%) PaaS
11 39 (1.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 34 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (1.06%) Amazon S3
13 25 (1.06%) Boomi
13 25 (1.06%) IaaS
14 24 (1.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 23 (0.98%) BrowserStack
16 18 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
16 18 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
17 17 (0.72%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 96 (4.08%) HTTP
2 63 (2.68%) Internet
3 43 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 39 (1.66%) HTTPS
5 32 (1.36%) SSL
6 21 (0.89%) LAN
6 21 (0.89%) WAN
7 19 (0.81%) SSH
8 14 (0.60%) DNS
9 13 (0.55%) X.509
10 12 (0.51%) Firewall
10 12 (0.51%) FTP
11 9 (0.38%) Intranet
11 9 (0.38%) Network Security
12 8 (0.34%) Broadband
12 8 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
13 7 (0.30%) AMQP
13 7 (0.30%) VPN
14 6 (0.26%) PuTTY
14 6 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 649 (27.61%) SQL Server
2 279 (11.87%) MySQL
3 148 (6.30%) NoSQL
4 144 (6.13%) MongoDB
5 140 (5.95%) Relational Database
6 106 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 103 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
8 82 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 75 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 65 (2.76%) Big Data
10 65 (2.76%) Oracle Database
11 50 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
12 48 (2.04%) RDBMS
13 43 (1.83%) Power BI
14 40 (1.70%) Redis
15 39 (1.66%) GIS
16 38 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
17 32 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
18 30 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
19 28 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 515 (21.91%) Git (software)
2 257 (10.93%) Selenium
3 254 (10.80%) Jenkins
4 243 (10.34%) JIRA
5 205 (8.72%) Maven
6 204 (8.68%) JUnit
7 179 (7.61%) Visual Studio
8 164 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 153 (6.51%) Cucumber
10 148 (6.30%) SoapUI
11 122 (5.19%) Subversion
12 105 (4.47%) SpecFlow
13 83 (3.53%) WebDriver
14 79 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
15 65 (2.76%) Bitbucket
15 65 (2.76%) JMeter
16 64 (2.72%) Hudson
17 61 (2.59%) NUnit
18 59 (2.51%) TeamCity
19 55 (2.34%) TestNG
General
1 387 (16.46%) Finance
2 119 (5.06%) Marketing
3 116 (4.93%) Retail
4 99 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 83 (3.53%) Public Sector
6 77 (3.28%) Banking
7 54 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 46 (1.96%) Electronics
9 30 (1.28%) Games
10 23 (0.98%) Law
11 20 (0.85%) Advertising
12 17 (0.72%) Legal
13 16 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.64%) Publishing
15 14 (0.60%) Front Office
16 13 (0.55%) Back Office
17 8 (0.34%) Billing
18 6 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 5 (0.21%) German Language
19 5 (0.21%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 1,397 (59.42%) Developer
2 395 (16.80%) Senior Developer
3 355 (15.10%) Java Developer
4 291 (12.38%) C# Developer
5 275 (11.70%) .NET Developer
6 255 (10.85%) Software Developer
7 158 (6.72%) C# .NET Developer
8 148 (6.30%) Analyst
9 140 (5.95%) PHP Developer
10 124 (5.27%) Software Engineer
11 119 (5.06%) Senior Java Developer
12 90 (3.83%) C# Software Developer
13 88 (3.74%) Senior .NET Developer
13 88 (3.74%) Tester
14 87 (3.70%) Architect
15 86 (3.66%) QA Engineer
16 84 (3.57%) Senior Software Developer
17 78 (3.32%) Senior C# Developer
18 74 (3.15%) Consultant
19 70 (2.98%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,429 (60.78%) REST
2 1,097 (46.66%) Web Services
3 836 (35.56%) .NET
4 834 (35.47%) XML
5 796 (33.86%) HTML
6 691 (29.39%) CSS
7 586 (24.93%) JSON
8 395 (16.80%) Spring
9 390 (16.59%) jQuery
10 389 (16.55%) AngularJS
11 385 (16.38%) ASP.NET
12 370 (15.74%) RESTful
13 292 (12.42%) WCF
14 209 (8.89%) HTML5
15 194 (8.25%) Ajax
16 185 (7.87%) J2EE
17 181 (7.70%) Hibernate
18 177 (7.53%) ASP.NET Web API
19 174 (7.40%) .NET Framework
20 166 (7.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 174 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 161 (6.85%) Mobile App
3 104 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
4 100 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
5 96 (4.08%) User Experience
6 75 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
7 58 (2.47%) Management Information System
8 38 (1.62%) Data Structures
9 37 (1.57%) Virtual Team
10 34 (1.45%) Algorithms
10 34 (1.45%) Robotics
11 31 (1.32%) Internet of Things
12 23 (0.98%) Driving Licence
12 23 (0.98%) Fixed Income
12 23 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
13 21 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 19 (0.81%) PMI
15 18 (0.77%) N-Tier
16 17 (0.72%) Mainframe
16 17 (0.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 354 (15.06%) Linux
2 172 (7.32%) Windows
3 148 (6.30%) Unix
4 59 (2.51%) Android
5 55 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 21 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 13 (0.55%) Mac OS
9 10 (0.43%) Fedora
9 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.38%) CentOS
11 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.085%) Debian
14 2 (0.085%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.085%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.085%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.043%) AIX
15 1 (0.043%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,184 (50.36%) Agile Software Development
2 575 (24.46%) Scrum
3 481 (20.46%) MVC
4 470 (19.99%) Test Automation
5 457 (19.44%) TDD
6 323 (13.74%) DevOps
7 314 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
8 309 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
9 304 (12.93%) Software Engineering
10 303 (12.89%) BDD
11 293 (12.46%) OO
12 264 (11.23%) Microservices
13 237 (10.08%) SOA
14 227 (9.66%) Web Development
15 221 (9.40%) Mentoring
16 218 (9.27%) SDLC
17 186 (7.91%) Kanban
18 176 (7.49%) Unit Testing
19 168 (7.15%) OOP
20 147 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,098 (46.70%) JavaScript
2 982 (41.77%) SQL
3 958 (40.75%) Java
4 931 (39.60%) C#
5 227 (9.66%) PHP
6 196 (8.34%) T-SQL
7 183 (7.78%) Python
8 117 (4.98%) VB.NET
9 111 (4.72%) PowerShell
10 97 (4.13%) PL/SQL
11 95 (4.04%) C++
12 87 (3.70%) Java 8
13 72 (3.06%) Ruby
14 69 (2.93%) Apex Code
15 67 (2.85%) C
16 59 (2.51%) Scala
17 58 (2.47%) Shell Script
18 49 (2.08%) Groovy
19 48 (2.04%) TypeScript
20 33 (1.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 280 (11.91%) Degree
2 100 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 73 (3.11%) Security Cleared
4 71 (3.02%) ISTQB
5 39 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 39 (1.66%) SC Cleared
6 35 (1.49%) ISEB
7 32 (1.36%) Numerate Degree
8 19 (0.81%) PMI Certification
9 15 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.30%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.26%) MCTS
13 5 (0.21%) CGEIT
13 5 (0.21%) HND
13 5 (0.21%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.21%) MCITP
14 3 (0.13%) MCSD
14 3 (0.13%) PMP
14 3 (0.13%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 301 (12.80%) QA
2 31 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 18 (0.77%) HMG Infosec
4 18 (0.77%) JSP 440
5 16 (0.68%) GDPR
6 9 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.17%) SLA
8 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.085%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.085%) WCAG
10 1 (0.043%) BS7666
10 1 (0.043%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.043%) HL7
10 1 (0.043%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.043%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.043%) WAI
System Software
1 197 (8.38%) Docker
2 37 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.85%) vSphere
4 12 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.30%) HDFS
7 6 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.13%) Postfix
9 2 (0.085%) Firmware
9 2 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.085%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.085%) Varnish
9 2 (0.085%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.043%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.043%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 105 (4.47%) Kubernetes
2 23 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (0.81%) Automic
4 17 (0.72%) Prometheus
5 16 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
6 15 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
7 14 (0.60%) Ansible
8 13 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (0.47%) Terraform
11 7 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
11 7 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (0.30%) Rancher
12 6 (0.26%) CloudHub
12 6 (0.26%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.21%) Puppet
14 4 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
15 3 (0.13%) Kibana
15 3 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
15 3 (0.13%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 403 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 311 (13.23%) Oracle
3 123 (5.23%) SAP
4 114 (4.85%) Salesforce.com
5 80 (3.40%) MuleSoft
6 61 (2.59%) IBM
6 61 (2.59%) Zend
7 53 (2.25%) Google
8 37 (1.57%) VMware
9 32 (1.36%) Sage
10 31 (1.32%) WorldPay
11 26 (1.11%) TIBCO
12 25 (1.06%) ServiceNow
13 22 (0.94%) webMethods
14 21 (0.89%) Axosoft
14 21 (0.89%) Dell
15 20 (0.85%) Atlassian
15 20 (0.85%) Red Hat
16 19 (0.81%) Cadence
16 19 (0.81%) FactSet