Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 157 165
Rank change year-on-year -13 +8 +3
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 3,271 4,062 4,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 2.31% 2.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.97% 5.75% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,529 3,230 3,457
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £73,750
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 65,855 70,679 74,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.97% 40.23% 39.02%
Number of salaries quoted 54,433 58,504 64,121
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -20 2,994 £50,000 - 468
UK excluding London -30 1,971 £45,000 - 355
London -13 1,222 £62,500 +4.17% 148
South East +3 609 £45,500 -9.00% 81
North of England -56 439 £45,000 -5.26% 94
North West -48 263 £45,000 -10.00% 54
Midlands -37 262 £45,000 +12.50% 59
South West -15 258 £46,250 +15.63% 46
East of England -28 198 £52,500 +5.53% 41
Yorkshire -56 153 £45,000 -3.23% 27
Scotland -14 140 £43,500 +8.75% 25
West Midlands -45 136 £44,000 +10.00% 37
East Midlands -5 126 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Wales +41 83 £40,000 +8.11% 7
North East -34 23 £40,000 - 13
Northern Ireland -2 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,783 (54.51%) REST
2 1,715 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
3 1,689 (51.64%) Web Services
4 1,453 (44.42%) JavaScript
5 1,391 (42.53%) SQL
6 1,384 (42.31%) Java
7 1,294 (39.56%) .NET
8 1,289 (39.41%) C#
9 1,204 (36.81%) XML
10 1,151 (35.19%) HTML
11 1,033 (31.58%) SQL Server
12 973 (29.75%) CSS
13 824 (25.19%) Finance
14 740 (22.62%) MVC
14 740 (22.62%) JSON
15 730 (22.32%) Scrum
16 710 (21.71%) TDD
17 698 (21.34%) RESTful
18 693 (21.19%) Git (software)
19 649 (19.84%) Spring
20 628 (19.20%) Microsoft
21 583 (17.82%) Test Automation
22 569 (17.40%) ASP.NET
23 567 (17.33%) Oracle
24 536 (16.39%) Microservices
25 531 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
26 509 (15.56%) jQuery
27 472 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
28 471 (14.40%) OO
29 461 (14.09%) Linux

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
1 202 (6.18%) Confluence
2 152 (4.65%) WebSphere
3 142 (4.34%) JBoss
4 135 (4.13%) Tomcat
5 133 (4.07%) Apache
6 125 (3.82%) CMS
7 111 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
8 110 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 105 (3.21%) IIS
10 100 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
11 87 (2.66%) WebLogic
12 73 (2.23%) Mule
13 61 (1.86%) SharePoint
14 50 (1.53%) Apache Pig
15 47 (1.44%) Drupal
16 40 (1.22%) Mule ESB
17 38 (1.16%) WordPress
18 34 (1.04%) Apache Spark
19 33 (1.01%) Anypoint
20 28 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 28 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.12%) Weka
6 3 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.061%) HipChat
7 2 (0.061%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.031%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.031%) Maya
Business Applications
1 52 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.70%) Magento
3 15 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.28%) Documaker
5 6 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
6 5 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.12%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.12%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
7 4 (0.12%) StreamServe
7 4 (0.12%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.092%) Exstream
8 3 (0.092%) MetaTrader
8 3 (0.092%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.092%) SAP FI-CA
8 3 (0.092%) SAP PSCD
9 2 (0.061%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.061%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 472 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 427 (13.05%) Amazon AWS
3 119 (3.64%) SaaS
4 91 (2.78%) GitHub
5 77 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 77 (2.35%) PaaS
6 63 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
6 63 (1.93%) IaaS
7 46 (1.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 42 (1.28%) Serverless
9 40 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
10 37 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
11 33 (1.01%) Apigee
11 33 (1.01%) npm
12 28 (0.86%) Boomi
12 28 (0.86%) OpenShift
13 24 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
14 23 (0.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 21 (0.64%) Amazon S3
16 20 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 234 (7.15%) HTTP
2 116 (3.55%) SSL
3 110 (3.36%) TCP/IP
4 74 (2.26%) Firewall
5 64 (1.96%) Internet
6 39 (1.19%) FTP
7 36 (1.10%) HTTPS
8 29 (0.89%) DNS
9 18 (0.55%) SSH
9 18 (0.55%) ZigBee
10 14 (0.43%) DHCP
10 14 (0.43%) VoIP
11 13 (0.40%) Skype
12 12 (0.37%) OpenVPN
12 12 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
12 12 (0.37%) SAN
13 10 (0.31%) IPsec
13 10 (0.31%) SMTP
13 10 (0.31%) SNMP
14 9 (0.28%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,033 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 459 (14.03%) MySQL
3 285 (8.71%) Relational Database
4 224 (6.85%) NoSQL
5 180 (5.50%) MongoDB
6 167 (5.11%) Big Data
7 150 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 124 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 120 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
10 114 (3.49%) Oracle Database
11 94 (2.87%) Hadoop
12 92 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
13 76 (2.32%) RDBMS
14 75 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
15 63 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
16 60 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
17 55 (1.68%) Apache Hive
18 51 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
19 48 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
20 41 (1.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 693 (21.19%) Git (software)
2 454 (13.88%) JIRA
3 429 (13.12%) Selenium
4 380 (11.62%) Jenkins
5 336 (10.27%) Maven
6 327 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 315 (9.63%) SoapUI
8 308 (9.42%) JUnit
9 240 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 211 (6.45%) Cucumber
11 176 (5.38%) Subversion
12 156 (4.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 143 (4.37%) JMeter
14 137 (4.19%) Gradle
15 132 (4.04%) NUnit
16 117 (3.58%) Bitbucket
17 116 (3.55%) Eclipse
18 99 (3.03%) WebDriver
19 97 (2.97%) SpecFlow
20 86 (2.63%) Mockito
General
1 824 (25.19%) Finance
2 194 (5.93%) Banking
3 165 (5.04%) Retail
4 146 (4.46%) Marketing
5 117 (3.58%) Telecoms
6 85 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 64 (1.96%) Electronics
8 49 (1.50%) Games
9 48 (1.47%) Advertising
10 35 (1.07%) Back Office
11 33 (1.01%) Legal
11 33 (1.01%) Publishing
12 28 (0.86%) Law
13 25 (0.76%) Retail Banking
14 19 (0.58%) Retail Finance
15 16 (0.49%) Automotive
16 14 (0.43%) Investment Banking
17 13 (0.40%) Financial Institution
18 11 (0.34%) Multimedia
19 10 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,946 (59.49%) Developer
2 504 (15.41%) Java Developer
3 458 (14.00%) .NET Developer
4 405 (12.38%) C# Developer
5 345 (10.55%) Senior Developer
6 293 (8.96%) Software Developer
7 276 (8.44%) Architect
8 272 (8.32%) C# .NET Developer
9 261 (7.98%) Software Engineer
10 211 (6.45%) Analyst
11 165 (5.04%) Lead Developer
12 157 (4.80%) Java Engineer
13 141 (4.31%) Senior Java Developer
14 129 (3.94%) C# Software Engineer
15 128 (3.91%) C# Software Developer
16 121 (3.70%) PHP Developer
16 121 (3.70%) SQL Developer
17 116 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
18 114 (3.49%) .NET Software Developer
18 114 (3.49%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,783 (54.51%) REST
2 1,689 (51.64%) Web Services
3 1,294 (39.56%) .NET
4 1,204 (36.81%) XML
5 1,151 (35.19%) HTML
6 973 (29.75%) CSS
7 740 (22.62%) JSON
8 698 (21.34%) RESTful
9 649 (19.84%) Spring
10 569 (17.40%) ASP.NET
11 509 (15.56%) jQuery
12 419 (12.81%) AngularJS
13 385 (11.77%) WCF
14 371 (11.34%) HTML5
15 363 (11.10%) .NET Framework
16 308 (9.42%) Node.js
17 280 (8.56%) Hibernate
18 249 (7.61%) ASP.NET MVC
19 246 (7.52%) React
20 244 (7.46%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 210 (6.42%) Computer Science
2 209 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 176 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
4 157 (4.80%) Greenfield Project
5 153 (4.68%) Fintech
5 153 (4.68%) User Experience
6 152 (4.65%) Mobile App
7 119 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
8 91 (2.78%) Management Information System
9 37 (1.13%) Robotics
10 36 (1.10%) Data Structures
10 36 (1.10%) DataPower
11 31 (0.95%) Smartphone
12 29 (0.89%) CCTV
13 27 (0.83%) Client/Server
14 26 (0.79%) PMI
15 24 (0.73%) Mainframe
16 23 (0.70%) Virtual Team
17 22 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
17 22 (0.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 461 (14.09%) Linux
2 378 (11.56%) Windows
3 163 (4.98%) Unix
4 159 (4.86%) Android
5 143 (4.37%) Apple iOS
6 66 (2.02%) Windows Server
7 54 (1.65%) Mac OS X
8 34 (1.04%) CentOS
9 23 (0.70%) Solaris
10 20 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 18 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.52%) Mac OS
12 17 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 16 (0.49%) AIX
13 16 (0.49%) Windows 10
14 15 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.21%) VMS
18 4 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,715 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 740 (22.62%) MVC
3 730 (22.32%) Scrum
4 710 (21.71%) TDD
5 583 (17.82%) Test Automation
6 536 (16.39%) Microservices
7 531 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
8 471 (14.40%) OO
9 435 (13.30%) Software Engineering
10 428 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
11 416 (12.72%) SOA
12 397 (12.14%) DevOps
13 347 (10.61%) SDLC
14 337 (10.30%) BDD
15 332 (10.15%) Web Development
16 324 (9.91%) Unit Testing
17 285 (8.71%) E-Commerce
18 212 (6.48%) OOP
19 197 (6.02%) Mentoring
20 195 (5.96%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,453 (44.42%) JavaScript
2 1,391 (42.53%) SQL
3 1,384 (42.31%) Java
4 1,289 (39.41%) C#
5 349 (10.67%) PHP
6 343 (10.49%) Python
7 258 (7.89%) T-SQL
8 201 (6.14%) C++
9 176 (5.38%) PL/SQL
10 164 (5.01%) Java 8
11 133 (4.07%) PowerShell
12 122 (3.73%) VB.NET
13 106 (3.24%) Apex Code
14 103 (3.15%) Bash Shell
15 99 (3.03%) Ruby
16 90 (2.75%) C
17 71 (2.17%) Objective-C
18 69 (2.11%) Perl
19 55 (1.68%) Groovy
20 54 (1.65%) ES6
Qualifications
1 390 (11.92%) Degree
2 110 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 80 (2.45%) Security Cleared
4 62 (1.90%) CISSP
5 56 (1.71%) ISTQB
5 56 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 48 (1.47%) SANS
7 46 (1.41%) CCNA
7 46 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (1.41%) MCSE
8 45 (1.38%) DV Cleared
9 43 (1.31%) CompTIA Security+
9 43 (1.31%) GIAC
9 43 (1.31%) Linux+ Certification
9 43 (1.31%) Network+ Certification
9 43 (1.31%) SSCP
10 42 (1.28%) ISEB
11 32 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
12 27 (0.83%) SC Cleared
13 26 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (12.17%) QA
2 25 (0.76%) GDPR
3 16 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.40%) SLA
5 7 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.18%) HL7
7 5 (0.15%) ISO 8583
7 5 (0.15%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.12%) COBIT
8 4 (0.12%) SEPA
9 3 (0.092%) PMO
10 2 (0.061%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.061%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 1 (0.031%) WCAG
System Software
1 282 (8.62%) Docker
2 49 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (1.38%) vSphere
4 44 (1.35%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (0.52%) VirtualBox
6 14 (0.43%) Varnish
7 12 (0.37%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.28%) Samba
9 7 (0.21%) Firmware
10 5 (0.15%) HDFS
10 5 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.12%) KVM
12 3 (0.092%) NFS
13 2 (0.061%) FreeRADIUS
13 2 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.031%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.031%) RACF
Systems Management
1 87 (2.66%) Kubernetes
2 70 (2.14%) Puppet
3 62 (1.90%) Ansible
4 44 (1.35%) Salt
5 34 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
6 27 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (0.52%) Rancher
8 17 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (0.37%) Automic
9 12 (0.37%) Nagios
9 12 (0.37%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
10 11 (0.34%) Terraform
10 11 (0.34%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 10 (0.31%) CloudHub
12 9 (0.28%) Sysdig
12 9 (0.28%) vRealize
13 8 (0.24%) HP ALM
14 5 (0.15%) cPanel
14 5 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 628 (19.20%) Microsoft
2 567 (17.33%) Oracle
3 182 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 149 (4.56%) Google
5 144 (4.40%) IBM
6 120 (3.67%) SAP
7 84 (2.57%) Red Hat
8 73 (2.23%) MuleSoft
9 57 (1.74%) TIBCO
10 53 (1.62%) VMware
11 43 (1.31%) ServiceNow
12 40 (1.22%) Adobe
13 39 (1.19%) HP
14 38 (1.16%) Splunk
15 32 (0.98%) Apple
16 29 (0.89%) hybris
17 28 (0.86%) Atlassian
18 25 (0.76%) Pega
19 24 (0.73%) Sitecore
19 24 (0.73%) Tableau