Period
to 20 October 2021

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 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 244 205 205
Rank change year-on-year -39 0 -28
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 1,746 840 2,343
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.72% 1.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.43% 3.91% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,162 654 1,858
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £64,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 50,865 21,475 51,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.40% 43.93% 37.48%
Number of salaries quoted 32,489 18,433 42,274
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +7.84%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 20 October 2021.

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 2021. 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 -53 1,495 £55,000 - 281
UK excluding London -56 919 £50,000 - 186
London -70 621 £67,500 - 110
Work from Home -57 395 £60,000 +14.29% 70
South East -68 293 £55,000 +10.00% 41
North of England -64 226 £47,500 - 58
South West -39 164 £50,000 - 12
Midlands -62 130 £45,000 -5.26% 39
Yorkshire -26 124 £45,000 +2.27% 20
North West -91 92 £50,000 -9.09% 30
West Midlands -59 91 £45,000 - 25
East of England -82 44 £65,000 +23.81% 17
East Midlands -56 39 £45,000 -18.18% 14
Wales -36 32 £62,500 +56.25% 2
Scotland -75 30 £72,500 +16.94% 16
North East -30 10 £45,345 +6.07% 8
Northern Ireland -41 4 £44,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 1,200 (68.73%) REST
2 842 (48.22%) Agile Software Development
3 815 (46.68%) Web Services
4 797 (45.65%) JavaScript
5 657 (37.63%) Java
6 597 (34.19%) SQL
7 568 (32.53%) XML
8 486 (27.84%) HTML
9 477 (27.32%) C#
10 475 (27.21%) .NET
11 463 (26.52%) CSS
12 444 (25.43%) SQL Server
13 437 (25.03%) AWS
14 433 (24.80%) Azure
15 424 (24.28%) Social Skills
16 416 (23.83%) JSON
17 392 (22.45%) Git (software)
18 381 (21.82%) Microservices
19 373 (21.36%) Scrum
20 348 (19.93%) DevOps
21 330 (18.90%) Test Automation
22 327 (18.73%) AngularJS
23 308 (17.64%) Software Engineering
24 297 (17.01%) Finance
25 287 (16.44%) RESTful
26 264 (15.12%) Spring
27 262 (15.01%) jQuery
28 261 (14.95%) JIRA
29 260 (14.89%) MVC
30 256 (14.66%) Microsoft

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
1 109 (6.24%) Confluence
2 66 (3.78%) Tomcat
3 52 (2.98%) CMS
4 45 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (2.52%) Mule
6 42 (2.41%) Apache
7 36 (2.06%) WordPress
8 31 (1.78%) IIS
9 29 (1.66%) Anypoint
10 27 (1.55%) Mule ESB
11 25 (1.43%) WebSphere
12 24 (1.37%) JBoss
13 21 (1.20%) Apache Spark
13 21 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
13 21 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 21 (1.20%) Umbraco
14 17 (0.97%) SharePoint
15 15 (0.86%) LiveCycle
16 11 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.17%) InVision
4 3 (0.17%) Sketch
5 1 (0.057%) MadCap Flare
5 1 (0.057%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 35 (2.00%) Payment Gateway
2 26 (1.49%) SAP Business One
3 19 (1.09%) NetSuite
4 14 (0.80%) Magento
5 11 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.57%) Adobe Campaign
7 8 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.29%) Elite 3E
9 5 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.23%) Shopify
11 3 (0.17%) JDE OneWorld
11 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
11 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
12 2 (0.11%) Relativity
12 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
13 1 (0.057%) Loan IQ
13 1 (0.057%) SAP FI-CA
13 1 (0.057%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 437 (25.03%) AWS
2 433 (24.80%) Azure
3 141 (8.08%) SaaS
4 133 (7.62%) GitHub
5 103 (5.90%) Amazon EC2
6 79 (4.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 76 (4.35%) Serverless
8 75 (4.30%) Azure Service Bus
9 66 (3.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 64 (3.67%) GCP
11 58 (3.32%) Amazon S3
11 58 (3.32%) Power Platform
12 57 (3.26%) PaaS
13 47 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
14 45 (2.58%) npm
15 44 (2.52%) Twilio
16 40 (2.29%) Amazon SQS
17 35 (2.00%) Azure Service Fabric
18 34 (1.95%) IaaS
19 30 (1.72%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 131 (7.50%) HTTP
2 63 (3.61%) Internet
3 51 (2.92%) Firewall
3 51 (2.92%) SSL
4 27 (1.55%) DNS
4 27 (1.55%) VPN
5 22 (1.26%) FTP
5 22 (1.26%) SMTP
6 16 (0.92%) TCP/IP
7 12 (0.69%) SSH
8 11 (0.63%) Network Security
9 10 (0.57%) 5G
10 9 (0.52%) Broadband
10 9 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (0.52%) SMS
11 7 (0.40%) DHCP
12 6 (0.34%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.34%) IPv6
12 6 (0.34%) RTSP
12 6 (0.34%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (25.43%) SQL Server
2 249 (14.26%) MySQL
3 230 (13.17%) Relational Database
4 176 (10.08%) PostgreSQL
5 131 (7.50%) NoSQL
6 87 (4.98%) Amazon RDS
7 80 (4.58%) MongoDB
7 80 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 66 (3.78%) MariaDB
9 51 (2.92%) Power BI
10 47 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 46 (2.63%) Oracle Database
12 38 (2.18%) Blockchain
13 37 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
14 36 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
15 34 (1.95%) Data Lake
16 33 (1.89%) RDBMS
17 24 (1.37%) Amazon Aurora
17 24 (1.37%) Big Data
18 21 (1.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 392 (22.45%) Git (software)
2 261 (14.95%) JIRA
3 245 (14.03%) Jenkins
4 159 (9.11%) Maven
5 151 (8.65%) Selenium
6 105 (6.01%) JUnit
7 100 (5.73%) Cucumber
8 93 (5.33%) SoapUI
8 93 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 75 (4.30%) Postman
10 64 (3.67%) Visual Studio
11 62 (3.55%) Mockito
12 49 (2.81%) Subversion
13 46 (2.63%) Bitbucket
14 41 (2.35%) JMeter
15 34 (1.95%) Eclipse
15 34 (1.95%) TeamCity
16 33 (1.89%) GitLab
17 32 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
18 29 (1.66%) PHPUnit
General
1 424 (24.28%) Social Skills
2 297 (17.01%) Finance
3 127 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 116 (6.64%) Marketing
5 107 (6.13%) Law
6 96 (5.50%) Retail
7 82 (4.70%) Telecoms
8 69 (3.95%) Banking
9 61 (3.49%) Public Sector
10 60 (3.44%) Legal
11 48 (2.75%) Games
11 48 (2.75%) Influencing Skills
12 45 (2.58%) Presentation Skills
13 35 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
14 34 (1.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 29 (1.66%) Manufacturing
15 29 (1.66%) Wearables
16 26 (1.49%) Documentation Skills
17 20 (1.15%) Back Office
18 17 (0.97%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,009 (57.79%) Developer
2 240 (13.75%) Senior Developer
3 186 (10.65%) Software Engineer
4 178 (10.19%) Java Developer
5 156 (8.93%) Software Developer
6 152 (8.71%) .NET Developer
7 119 (6.82%) Architect
8 113 (6.47%) C# Developer
9 108 (6.19%) Full Stack Developer
10 98 (5.61%) PHP Developer
11 92 (5.27%) Salesforce Developer
12 83 (4.75%) Consultant
13 63 (3.61%) Analyst
14 62 (3.55%) Senior Software Engineer
15 61 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
16 56 (3.21%) Lead Developer
17 49 (2.81%) C# .NET Developer
18 47 (2.69%) Tester
19 46 (2.63%) Java Engineer
20 45 (2.58%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,200 (68.73%) REST
2 815 (46.68%) Web Services
3 568 (32.53%) XML
4 486 (27.84%) HTML
5 475 (27.21%) .NET
6 463 (26.52%) CSS
7 416 (23.83%) JSON
8 327 (18.73%) AngularJS
9 287 (16.44%) RESTful
10 264 (15.12%) Spring
11 262 (15.01%) jQuery
12 253 (14.49%) React
13 208 (11.91%) Node.js
14 201 (11.51%) ASP.NET
15 154 (8.82%) .NET Framework
16 137 (7.85%) WCF
17 122 (6.99%) .NET Core
18 120 (6.87%) Spring Boot
19 117 (6.70%) Hibernate
19 117 (6.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.45%) User Experience
2 100 (5.73%) Mobile App
3 95 (5.44%) Enterprise Software
4 53 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (2.00%) Cloud Native
5 35 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
6 30 (1.72%) Blog
7 27 (1.55%) PKI
7 27 (1.55%) Virtual Team
8 26 (1.49%) NHS
9 22 (1.26%) Equities
10 21 (1.20%) Algorithms
11 20 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
11 20 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 18 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (0.74%) Life Science
15 11 (0.63%) Public Cloud
16 10 (0.57%) Legacy Code
16 10 (0.57%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 205 (11.74%) Linux
2 120 (6.87%) Windows
3 91 (5.21%) Unix
4 45 (2.58%) Apple iOS
5 42 (2.41%) Android
6 22 (1.26%) VMS
7 17 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.52%) Mesosphere
9 9 (0.52%) Solaris
10 5 (0.29%) CentOS
11 3 (0.17%) Fedora
12 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.057%) Alpine Linux
13 1 (0.057%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.057%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.057%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.057%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 842 (48.22%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (21.82%) Microservices
3 373 (21.36%) Scrum
4 348 (19.93%) DevOps
5 330 (18.90%) Test Automation
6 308 (17.64%) Software Engineering
7 260 (14.89%) MVC
8 255 (14.60%) OO
9 247 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
10 246 (14.09%) TDD
11 240 (13.75%) Full Stack Development
12 191 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
13 181 (10.37%) Unit Testing
14 175 (10.02%) BDD
15 150 (8.59%) SDLC
16 144 (8.25%) SOA
17 136 (7.79%) Mentoring
18 134 (7.67%) Computer Science
19 133 (7.62%) OOP
20 131 (7.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 797 (45.65%) JavaScript
2 657 (37.63%) Java
3 597 (34.19%) SQL
4 477 (27.32%) C#
5 232 (13.29%) PHP
6 177 (10.14%) Python
7 122 (6.99%) TypeScript
8 109 (6.24%) Java 8
9 94 (5.38%) Apex Code
10 92 (5.27%) T-SQL
11 62 (3.55%) C++
12 56 (3.21%) PL/SQL
13 49 (2.81%) XPath
14 45 (2.58%) VB.NET
15 44 (2.52%) Bash Shell
16 42 (2.41%) Go
16 42 (2.41%) VB
17 36 (2.06%) PowerShell
18 28 (1.60%) Ruby
19 27 (1.55%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 160 (9.16%) Degree
2 70 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (3.15%) Security Cleared
4 51 (2.92%) SC Cleared
5 30 (1.72%) Master's Degree
6 23 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (0.92%) ISEB
9 12 (0.69%) CISA
10 11 (0.63%) CEH
10 11 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.52%) GIAC
12 9 (0.52%) OSCE
12 9 (0.52%) OSCP
13 7 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.34%) CISSP
15 4 (0.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 4 (0.23%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (9.68%) QA
2 35 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.03%) Accessibility
5 12 (0.69%) SLA
6 10 (0.57%) NIST
7 8 (0.46%) GDPR
8 7 (0.40%) COBIT
9 6 (0.34%) HL7
10 5 (0.29%) GRC
10 5 (0.29%) ISO 13485
11 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.11%) CDISC
12 2 (0.11%) GxP
12 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.057%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.057%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.057%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 235 (13.46%) Docker
2 28 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.37%) Postfix
4 13 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.52%) HDFS
6 6 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.17%) vSphere
8 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.057%) Varnish
9 1 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 191 (10.94%) Kubernetes
2 30 (1.72%) Ansible
2 30 (1.72%) Puppet
3 27 (1.55%) Terraform
4 20 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.92%) Kibana
6 13 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (0.69%) logstash
8 10 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (0.52%) Automic
9 9 (0.52%) HP ALM
9 9 (0.52%) Prometheus
10 8 (0.46%) Grafana
10 8 (0.46%) HP Fortify
10 8 (0.46%) WebInspect
11 5 (0.29%) HP UCMDB
12 4 (0.23%) CloudHub
12 4 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.23%) Kubeflow
13 2 (0.11%) nmon
Vendors
1 256 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 211 (12.08%) Oracle
3 151 (8.65%) Salesforce.com
4 85 (4.87%) MuleSoft
5 63 (3.61%) SAP
6 54 (3.09%) Atlassian
6 54 (3.09%) ServiceNow
7 51 (2.92%) IBM
8 44 (2.52%) Google
9 39 (2.23%) Splunk
10 31 (1.78%) Pega
11 30 (1.72%) Adobe
11 30 (1.72%) Conga
11 30 (1.72%) DocuSign
12 29 (1.66%) HP
12 29 (1.66%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 29 (1.66%) Talend
13 27 (1.55%) Sage
14 24 (1.37%) Cognizant
15 23 (1.32%) Guidewire