Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 192 201 181
Rank change year-on-year +9 -20 -25
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 1,378 2,650 3,406
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 1.80% 1.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.37% 4.75% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,250 2,165 2,879
Median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 31,555 55,841 71,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.99% 38.03% 40.47%
Number of salaries quoted 26,033 45,981 60,023
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 +4 1,257 £52,500 +5.00% 122
UK excluding London +5 882 £50,000 +11.11% 98
London +30 470 £67,500 +3.85% 28
South East -12 314 £50,000 +11.11% 23
North of England +37 213 £50,000 +11.11% 41
South West +65 132 £52,500 +10.53% 15
North West +29 129 £50,000 +6.10% 29
Work from Home +44 120 £45,000 -18.18% 9
Midlands +27 92 £52,500 +10.53% 11
Yorkshire +32 66 £50,000 +21.21% 9
West Midlands +57 60 £55,000 +10.00% 9
East of England +35 55 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Scotland +21 50 £52,500 +29.63% 2
Wales +9 43 £40,361 +10.58% 2
East Midlands +3 32 £47,500 +18.75% 2
North East +34 18 £45,250 +0.56% 3
Northern Ireland -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 840 (60.96%) REST
2 758 (55.01%) Agile Software Development
3 651 (47.24%) Web Services
4 618 (44.85%) JavaScript
5 483 (35.05%) Java
6 464 (33.67%) XML
7 461 (33.45%) SQL
8 431 (31.28%) HTML
9 390 (28.30%) CSS
10 362 (26.27%) C#
11 336 (24.38%) Test Automation
12 330 (23.95%) .NET
13 305 (22.13%) JSON
14 301 (21.84%) Scrum
15 299 (21.70%) SQL Server
16 259 (18.80%) Git (software)
17 238 (17.27%) AngularJS
17 238 (17.27%) Finance
18 237 (17.20%) RESTful
19 228 (16.55%) AWS
20 224 (16.26%) MVC
21 216 (15.67%) TDD
22 207 (15.02%) Linux
23 205 (14.88%) Microservices
24 203 (14.73%) Azure
25 199 (14.44%) PHP
26 191 (13.86%) Spring
27 188 (13.64%) jQuery
28 179 (12.99%) Selenium
29 178 (12.92%) Jenkins

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 80 (5.81%) Tomcat
2 68 (4.93%) Confluence
3 63 (4.57%) CMS
4 46 (3.34%) EPiServer
5 40 (2.90%) WebSphere
6 38 (2.76%) IIS
7 35 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (1.45%) Red Hat Fuse
9 19 (1.38%) WordPress
10 18 (1.31%) Apache
10 18 (1.31%) JBoss
11 17 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (1.09%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.94%) Drupal
13 13 (0.94%) Mule
13 13 (0.94%) SharePoint
14 12 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.65%) nginx
15 9 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 38 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.51%) Gliffy
3 7 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (2.61%) Magento
2 22 (1.60%) NetSuite
3 21 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.58%) BASE24
7 7 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
8 6 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
8 6 (0.44%) Shopify
9 5 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
9 5 (0.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.29%) Eikon
10 4 (0.29%) OpenText MBPM
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 4 (0.29%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 228 (16.55%) AWS
2 203 (14.73%) Azure
3 101 (7.33%) SaaS
4 70 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
5 56 (4.06%) GitHub
6 47 (3.41%) PaaS
7 35 (2.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 34 (2.47%) GCP
9 33 (2.39%) Power Platform
10 31 (2.25%) Serverless
11 25 (1.81%) IaaS
12 24 (1.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 23 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
14 20 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
15 16 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
16 13 (0.94%) Boomi
16 13 (0.94%) npm
17 11 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (0.80%) Sauce Labs
18 10 (0.73%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 69 (5.01%) HTTP
2 41 (2.98%) Internet
3 34 (2.47%) SSL
4 30 (2.18%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.89%) DNS
6 19 (1.38%) SSH
7 18 (1.31%) FTP
8 16 (1.16%) VPN
9 12 (0.87%) Skype
10 10 (0.73%) ATM
11 7 (0.51%) DHCP
12 5 (0.36%) Firewall
12 5 (0.36%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.36%) WAN
13 4 (0.29%) IPsec
13 4 (0.29%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
14 3 (0.22%) AMQP
14 3 (0.22%) MGW
14 3 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 174 (12.63%) MySQL
3 101 (7.33%) Relational Database
4 82 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
5 66 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 53 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 47 (3.41%) NoSQL
8 45 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 42 (3.05%) RDBMS
10 32 (2.32%) Power BI
11 28 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
12 24 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (1.74%) MongoDB
13 23 (1.67%) Oracle Database
14 19 (1.38%) Redis
14 19 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (1.23%) DB2
16 13 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (0.94%) Big Data
16 13 (0.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 259 (18.80%) Git (software)
2 179 (12.99%) Selenium
3 178 (12.92%) Jenkins
4 168 (12.19%) SoapUI
5 141 (10.23%) Maven
6 135 (9.80%) JIRA
7 134 (9.72%) JUnit
8 102 (7.40%) Cucumber
9 84 (6.10%) Visual Studio
10 79 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 67 (4.86%) SonarQube
12 66 (4.79%) Postman
13 55 (3.99%) Mockito
14 52 (3.77%) DbUnit
14 52 (3.77%) jMock
15 47 (3.41%) WebDriver
16 45 (3.27%) Bitbucket
17 39 (2.83%) NUnit
18 37 (2.69%) HP UFT
19 34 (2.47%) LoadRunner
General
1 238 (17.27%) Finance
2 93 (6.75%) Banking
3 86 (6.24%) Marketing
4 59 (4.28%) Retail
5 43 (3.12%) Public Sector
6 28 (2.03%) Law
7 27 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.02%) Advertising
9 14 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.87%) Electronics
11 7 (0.51%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.51%) Games
11 7 (0.51%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.44%) Automotive
12 6 (0.44%) Legal
13 5 (0.36%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.29%) Front Office
14 4 (0.29%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 821 (59.58%) Developer
2 197 (14.30%) Senior Developer
3 195 (14.15%) Java Developer
4 133 (9.65%) .NET Developer
5 130 (9.43%) Software Developer
6 123 (8.93%) PHP Developer
7 122 (8.85%) C# Developer
8 106 (7.69%) Consultant
9 93 (6.75%) Tester
10 86 (6.24%) Architect
11 80 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
12 76 (5.52%) Software Engineer
13 69 (5.01%) Analyst
14 65 (4.72%) Senior Software Developer
15 64 (4.64%) Web Developer
16 57 (4.14%) Salesforce Developer
17 56 (4.06%) Senior Java Developer
18 52 (3.77%) Senior PHP Developer
19 44 (3.19%) Technical Consultant
20 43 (3.12%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 840 (60.96%) REST
2 651 (47.24%) Web Services
3 464 (33.67%) XML
4 431 (31.28%) HTML
5 390 (28.30%) CSS
6 330 (23.95%) .NET
7 305 (22.13%) JSON
8 238 (17.27%) AngularJS
9 237 (17.20%) RESTful
10 191 (13.86%) Spring
11 188 (13.64%) jQuery
12 149 (10.81%) ASP.NET
13 120 (8.71%) Node.js
14 118 (8.56%) Ajax
15 110 (7.98%) React
16 109 (7.91%) J2EE
17 105 (7.62%) WCF
18 87 (6.31%) Laravel
19 81 (5.88%) Hibernate
20 80 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (4.43%) Mobile App
3 52 (3.77%) User Experience
4 38 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (2.61%) Virtual Team
6 32 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (1.81%) Public Cloud
9 19 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.38%) Marketing Technology
10 17 (1.23%) CMDB
10 17 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
11 14 (1.02%) Mainframe
11 14 (1.02%) Online Banking
12 13 (0.94%) iSeries
13 12 (0.87%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.87%) IVR
13 12 (0.87%) W3C
14 11 (0.80%) EMV
15 10 (0.73%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 207 (15.02%) Linux
2 87 (6.31%) Windows
3 42 (3.05%) Unix
4 30 (2.18%) Android
5 28 (2.03%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.31%) Ubuntu
7 14 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.80%) CentOS
9 5 (0.36%) Fedora
9 5 (0.36%) OS/400
10 4 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.22%) Debian
11 3 (0.22%) Solaris
12 2 (0.15%) AIX
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.15%) SUSE
12 2 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (55.01%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (24.38%) Test Automation
3 301 (21.84%) Scrum
4 224 (16.26%) MVC
5 216 (15.67%) TDD
6 205 (14.88%) Microservices
7 178 (12.92%) DevOps
8 167 (12.12%) BDD
9 166 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
10 163 (11.83%) Web Development
11 153 (11.10%) Problem-Solving
12 143 (10.38%) Software Engineering
13 141 (10.23%) OO
14 121 (8.78%) SDLC
15 117 (8.49%) SOA
16 115 (8.35%) OOP
17 114 (8.27%) E-Commerce
18 113 (8.20%) Migration
19 90 (6.53%) Kanban
19 90 (6.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 618 (44.85%) JavaScript
2 483 (35.05%) Java
3 461 (33.45%) SQL
4 362 (26.27%) C#
5 199 (14.44%) PHP
6 150 (10.89%) Python
7 67 (4.86%) T-SQL
8 65 (4.72%) Apex Code
9 60 (4.35%) TypeScript
10 47 (3.41%) C++
11 41 (2.98%) PowerShell
12 35 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 35 (2.54%) Java 8
13 32 (2.32%) PL/SQL
14 30 (2.18%) PHP 7
15 28 (2.03%) XPath
16 26 (1.89%) Ruby
17 24 (1.74%) C
18 23 (1.67%) Groovy
19 20 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 152 (11.03%) Degree
2 71 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 65 (4.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 57 (4.14%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 18 (1.31%) ISEB
7 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.80%) MCITP
9 10 (0.73%) CEH
9 10 (0.73%) GWAPT
9 10 (0.73%) OSCP
10 9 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.15%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.073%) CIW
13 1 (0.073%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.073%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.073%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (6.75%) QA
2 33 (2.39%) PMO
3 28 (2.03%) GDPR
4 11 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.65%) ISO 8583
7 7 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
7 7 (0.51%) NCSC
8 6 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.44%) SLA
9 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.15%) HL7
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.073%) PSD2
System Software
1 140 (10.16%) Docker
2 44 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.76%) vSphere
4 12 (0.87%) NFS
5 11 (0.80%) Postfix
6 8 (0.58%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.51%) Xen
8 4 (0.29%) Varnish
9 2 (0.15%) OpenSSH
9 2 (0.15%) Samba
10 1 (0.073%) ACF2
10 1 (0.073%) RACF
Systems Management
1 73 (5.30%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.16%) HP UCMDB
3 13 (0.94%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 11 (0.80%) Ansible
4 11 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.73%) Puppet
5 10 (0.73%) Terraform
6 8 (0.58%) CloudHub
6 8 (0.58%) HP ALM
7 7 (0.51%) Grafana
7 7 (0.51%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (0.29%) Mesos
9 4 (0.29%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.22%) Rancher
11 2 (0.15%) Packer
11 2 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
12 1 (0.073%) SCCM
12 1 (0.073%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 169 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 148 (10.74%) Oracle
3 90 (6.53%) Salesforce.com
4 73 (5.30%) SAP
5 49 (3.56%) IBM
6 48 (3.48%) Zend
7 47 (3.41%) MuleSoft
8 44 (3.19%) VMware
9 40 (2.90%) Google
10 35 (2.54%) ServiceNow
11 26 (1.89%) Atlassian
12 25 (1.81%) HP
13 22 (1.60%) Pardot
14 21 (1.52%) Red Hat
15 17 (1.23%) BMC
15 17 (1.23%) Remedy
16 16 (1.16%) NetIQ
16 16 (1.16%) Tableau
17 14 (1.02%) Jitterbit
18 13 (0.94%) Dell