Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 160 160
Rank change year-on-year -12 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 3,597 3,710 4,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 2.13% 2.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.10% 5.40% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,997 3,058 3,670
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,359 £30,425 £30,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £75,000
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 70,520 68,703 79,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.66% 39.36% 38.24%
Number of salaries quoted 59,208 59,369 68,450
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -10 3,350 £50,000 - 502
UK excluding London -7 2,360 £45,000 - 363
London -22 1,169 £60,000 +4.35% 177
South East -4 702 £44,500 -11.00% 93
North of England +29 600 £50,000 +11.11% 98
Midlands +7 370 £42,500 +6.25% 40
North West +37 363 £50,000 +11.11% 52
West Midlands +11 257 £42,500 +13.33% 21
East of England -22 255 £50,000 -0.99% 52
South West -54 243 £40,000 -5.88% 42
Yorkshire +17 210 £50,000 +5.26% 44
Scotland +2 122 £40,000 -15.79% 20
East Midlands +2 113 £42,500 -5.56% 19
Wales -24 61 £40,000 -11.11% 14
North East -14 27 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Northern Ireland -16 13 £45,000 +5.88% 4

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing SOAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SOAP.

1 2,053 (57.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2,045 (56.85%) REST
3 1,888 (52.49%) Web Services
4 1,689 (46.96%) Java
5 1,595 (44.34%) JavaScript
6 1,576 (43.81%) SQL
7 1,370 (38.09%) XML
8 1,358 (37.75%) HTML
9 1,176 (32.69%) CSS
10 1,159 (32.22%) C#
11 1,080 (30.03%) .NET
12 945 (26.27%) SQL Server
13 911 (25.33%) MVC
14 909 (25.27%) JSON
15 871 (24.21%) Scrum
16 812 (22.57%) Spring
17 790 (21.96%) TDD
18 737 (20.49%) RESTful
19 726 (20.18%) Git (software)
20 703 (19.54%) Finance
21 663 (18.43%) jQuery
22 639 (17.76%) OO
23 632 (17.57%) Linux
24 610 (16.96%) MySQL
25 597 (16.60%) Test Automation
26 596 (16.57%) Software Engineering
27 573 (15.93%) AngularJS
28 559 (15.54%) ASP.NET
29 542 (15.07%) Degree
30 523 (14.54%) Oracle

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
1 295 (8.20%) Tomcat
2 273 (7.59%) Apache
3 206 (5.73%) JBoss
4 126 (3.50%) IIS
5 120 (3.34%) WebSphere
6 112 (3.11%) Confluence
7 91 (2.53%) CMS
8 85 (2.36%) SharePoint
8 85 (2.36%) WebLogic
9 84 (2.34%) Mule
9 84 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 75 (2.09%) Drupal
11 67 (1.86%) Mule ESB
12 61 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
13 58 (1.61%) Umbraco
14 50 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
15 48 (1.33%) nginx
16 35 (0.97%) Apache Spark
16 35 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
17 34 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 20 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.14%) FrameMaker
3 5 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.14%) Weka
4 4 (0.11%) EngageOne
4 4 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.083%) HipChat
6 2 (0.056%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.056%) Revit
7 1 (0.028%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 57 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
4 24 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
5 23 (0.64%) Magento
6 15 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 10 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
7 10 (0.28%) MetaTrader
8 9 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.22%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.14%) Exstream
11 5 (0.14%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.14%) Workday HCM
12 4 (0.11%) nopCommerce
12 4 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
12 4 (0.11%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 399 (11.09%) Amazon AWS
2 319 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 249 (6.92%) SaaS
4 109 (3.03%) GitHub
5 69 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
6 48 (1.33%) npm
7 46 (1.28%) Force.com
8 37 (1.03%) Serverless
9 33 (0.92%) PaaS
10 31 (0.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 29 (0.81%) IaaS
12 22 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 20 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 20 (0.56%) Amazon S3
15 19 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
16 18 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
17 16 (0.44%) BrowserStack
18 12 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 12 (0.33%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 220 (6.12%) HTTP
2 121 (3.36%) Internet
3 92 (2.56%) SSL
4 49 (1.36%) Firewall
5 47 (1.31%) TCP/IP
6 34 (0.95%) DNS
7 28 (0.78%) AMQP
8 26 (0.72%) SMTP
9 19 (0.53%) SSH
10 17 (0.47%) HTTPS
11 15 (0.42%) FTP
11 15 (0.42%) SNMP
12 14 (0.39%) PuTTY
13 12 (0.33%) Intranet
13 12 (0.33%) VoIP
14 11 (0.31%) LAN
14 11 (0.31%) VPN
14 11 (0.31%) WAN
15 10 (0.28%) NetScaler
16 9 (0.25%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 945 (26.27%) SQL Server
2 610 (16.96%) MySQL
3 308 (8.56%) NoSQL
4 237 (6.59%) MongoDB
5 230 (6.39%) Relational Database
6 156 (4.34%) Big Data
7 102 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
8 95 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 78 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 77 (2.14%) RDBMS
11 75 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
12 71 (1.97%) Hadoop
13 67 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 65 (1.81%) Oracle Database
15 62 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
16 59 (1.64%) Redis
17 50 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
17 50 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 37 (1.03%) DB2
19 35 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 726 (20.18%) Git (software)
2 433 (12.04%) Selenium
3 409 (11.37%) JIRA
4 377 (10.48%) JUnit
5 366 (10.18%) Maven
6 352 (9.79%) Jenkins
7 305 (8.48%) SoapUI
8 237 (6.59%) Cucumber
9 231 (6.42%) Subversion
10 217 (6.03%) Visual Studio
11 192 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 149 (4.14%) Eclipse
13 139 (3.86%) IntelliJ
13 139 (3.86%) NUnit
14 129 (3.59%) WebDriver
15 102 (2.84%) Ant
16 100 (2.78%) TeamCity
17 81 (2.25%) Gradle
18 77 (2.14%) MSTest
19 72 (2.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 703 (19.54%) Finance
2 273 (7.59%) Banking
3 204 (5.67%) Retail
4 137 (3.81%) Marketing
5 114 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 87 (2.42%) Games
7 85 (2.36%) Advertising
8 82 (2.28%) Manufacturing
9 73 (2.03%) Investment Banking
10 70 (1.95%) Electronics
11 56 (1.56%) Front Office
12 48 (1.33%) Legal
12 48 (1.33%) Retail Banking
13 32 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 32 (0.89%) German Language
14 30 (0.83%) Back Office
15 27 (0.75%) Publishing
16 25 (0.70%) Law
17 14 (0.39%) Automotive
18 12 (0.33%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 2,080 (57.83%) Developer
2 698 (19.41%) Java Developer
3 455 (12.65%) .NET Developer
4 407 (11.31%) Senior Developer
5 391 (10.87%) C# Developer
6 299 (8.31%) C# .NET Developer
7 288 (8.01%) Architect
8 284 (7.90%) Software Developer
9 265 (7.37%) Software Engineer
10 258 (7.17%) PHP Developer
11 253 (7.03%) Analyst
12 177 (4.92%) Web Developer
13 169 (4.70%) Java Engineer
14 147 (4.09%) Senior Java Developer
15 143 (3.98%) Agile Developer
16 141 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
17 136 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
18 128 (3.56%) Test Analyst
19 127 (3.53%) Applications Developer
19 127 (3.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,045 (56.85%) REST
2 1,888 (52.49%) Web Services
3 1,370 (38.09%) XML
4 1,358 (37.75%) HTML
5 1,176 (32.69%) CSS
6 1,080 (30.03%) .NET
7 909 (25.27%) JSON
8 812 (22.57%) Spring
9 737 (20.49%) RESTful
10 663 (18.43%) jQuery
11 573 (15.93%) AngularJS
12 559 (15.54%) ASP.NET
13 491 (13.65%) Hibernate
14 431 (11.98%) WCF
15 417 (11.59%) HTML5
16 349 (9.70%) J2EE
17 310 (8.62%) Ajax
18 260 (7.23%) Spring MVC
19 255 (7.09%) .NET Framework
20 253 (7.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 358 (9.95%) Computer Science
2 247 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 218 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
4 194 (5.39%) User Experience
5 175 (4.87%) Mobile App
6 134 (3.73%) Fintech
7 96 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
8 50 (1.39%) Data Centre
9 49 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 42 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
11 39 (1.08%) N-Tier
12 37 (1.03%) Virtual Team
13 34 (0.95%) Data Structures
14 28 (0.78%) Algorithms
15 24 (0.67%) CMDB
16 23 (0.64%) W3C
17 22 (0.61%) Robotics
18 21 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 20 (0.56%) Hedge funds
20 17 (0.47%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 632 (17.57%) Linux
2 380 (10.56%) Windows
3 280 (7.78%) Unix
4 141 (3.92%) Android
4 141 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 72 (2.00%) Windows Server
6 46 (1.28%) Solaris
7 26 (0.72%) Windows 10
8 25 (0.70%) CentOS
8 25 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 20 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (0.53%) AIX
12 18 (0.50%) HPUX
13 17 (0.47%) Windows 7
14 16 (0.44%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.42%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.22%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,053 (57.08%) Agile Software Development
2 911 (25.33%) MVC
3 871 (24.21%) Scrum
4 790 (21.96%) TDD
5 639 (17.76%) OO
6 597 (16.60%) Test Automation
7 596 (16.57%) Software Engineering
8 511 (14.21%) SOA
9 501 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
10 448 (12.45%) SDLC
11 445 (12.37%) BDD
12 438 (12.18%) Web Development
13 334 (9.29%) Microservices
14 303 (8.42%) Unit Testing
15 295 (8.20%) DevOps
16 286 (7.95%) OOP
17 257 (7.14%) E-Commerce
18 233 (6.48%) Mentoring
19 216 (6.01%) Kanban
20 182 (5.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1,689 (46.96%) Java
2 1,595 (44.34%) JavaScript
3 1,576 (43.81%) SQL
4 1,159 (32.22%) C#
5 516 (14.35%) PHP
6 383 (10.65%) T-SQL
7 328 (9.12%) Python
8 214 (5.95%) C++
9 179 (4.98%) PL/SQL
10 162 (4.50%) Ruby
11 135 (3.75%) Groovy
12 129 (3.59%) VB.NET
13 109 (3.03%) PowerShell
14 98 (2.72%) C
15 93 (2.59%) Scala
16 92 (2.56%) Apex Code
17 86 (2.39%) Shell Script
18 77 (2.14%) Perl
19 69 (1.92%) TypeScript
20 64 (1.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 542 (15.07%) Degree
2 148 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 97 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 87 (2.42%) ISEB
5 85 (2.36%) ISTQB
6 50 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 49 (1.36%) SC Cleared
8 31 (0.86%) Master's Degree
8 31 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
9 27 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
10 23 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (0.50%) CISSP
12 16 (0.44%) GIAC
13 15 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (0.42%) SSCP
14 12 (0.33%) DBS Check
15 9 (0.25%) MBA
15 9 (0.25%) MCSA
16 8 (0.22%) Linux+ Certification
16 8 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 402 (11.18%) QA
2 36 (1.00%) SLA
3 20 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.44%) ISO 20022
4 16 (0.44%) ISO 8583
5 13 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 13 (0.36%) WAI
6 11 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.28%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 9 (0.25%) HL7
8 9 (0.25%) SEPA
9 7 (0.19%) RosettaNet
10 3 (0.083%) GDPR
10 3 (0.083%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.056%) DICOM
11 2 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.028%) BS7666
12 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.028%) WCAG
System Software
1 180 (5.00%) Docker
2 44 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 41 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.56%) HDFS
5 16 (0.44%) vSphere
6 11 (0.31%) Apache Flume
6 11 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.22%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.11%) GridGain
9 4 (0.11%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.056%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.028%) IAG
11 1 (0.028%) KVM
11 1 (0.028%) NDS
11 1 (0.028%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.028%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.028%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 114 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
1 114 (3.17%) Puppet
2 65 (1.81%) Ansible
3 34 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 26 (0.72%) Kubernetes
5 23 (0.64%) Kibana
6 19 (0.53%) logstash
7 17 (0.47%) CA Service Virtualization
8 16 (0.44%) Nagios
9 13 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
10 12 (0.33%) Terraform
11 10 (0.28%) Opsview
11 10 (0.28%) Perfmon
11 10 (0.28%) Salt
11 10 (0.28%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (0.14%) CloudHub
14 4 (0.11%) Dollar Universe
14 4 (0.11%) MOM
14 4 (0.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 523 (14.54%) Oracle
2 501 (13.93%) Microsoft
3 153 (4.25%) SAP
4 128 (3.56%) Salesforce.com
5 127 (3.53%) IBM
6 98 (2.72%) Google
7 69 (1.92%) Zend
8 67 (1.86%) ServiceNow
9 65 (1.81%) HP
10 52 (1.45%) Apple
11 46 (1.28%) VMware
12 43 (1.20%) MuleSoft
13 38 (1.06%) Splunk
14 35 (0.97%) Remedy
14 35 (0.97%) TIBCO
15 32 (0.89%) BMC
15 32 (0.89%) Sybase
16 30 (0.83%) CA
17 26 (0.72%) Cisco
17 26 (0.72%) Informatica