Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 170 165
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -4
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 3,213 3,885 3,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 2.16% 2.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.09% 5.39% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,474 3,171 3,321
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £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 63,063 72,051 72,420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.49% 40.10% 39.18%
Number of salaries quoted 51,838 60,028 62,707
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -5 2,931 £50,000 - 504
UK excluding London -16 1,894 £45,000 - 403
London +17 1,223 £62,500 +4.17% 151
South East +2 585 £47,500 +4.40% 94
North of England -49 409 £45,000 -10.00% 121
Midlands -30 264 £43,500 +8.75% 60
North West -48 255 £45,000 -10.00% 73
South West +5 241 £45,000 +12.50% 32
East of England -14 199 £52,500 - 46
West Midlands -45 157 £43,250 +8.13% 35
Scotland -11 128 £45,000 +12.50% 29
Yorkshire -46 126 £45,000 -10.00% 36
East Midlands +13 107 £44,000 +17.33% 25
Wales +25 79 £40,000 +14.29% 18
North East -5 28 £42,000 +5.00% 12
Northern Ireland -20 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 1,725 (53.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,677 (52.19%) REST
3 1,655 (51.51%) Web Services
4 1,472 (45.81%) JavaScript
5 1,354 (42.14%) SQL
6 1,296 (40.34%) Java
7 1,258 (39.15%) C#
8 1,241 (38.62%) .NET
9 1,171 (36.45%) XML
10 1,165 (36.26%) HTML
11 980 (30.50%) SQL Server
12 965 (30.03%) CSS
13 824 (25.65%) Finance
14 785 (24.43%) Scrum
15 744 (23.16%) MVC
16 740 (23.03%) JSON
17 704 (21.91%) RESTful
18 660 (20.54%) TDD
19 659 (20.51%) Git (software)
20 638 (19.86%) Microsoft
21 609 (18.95%) Spring
22 595 (18.52%) Test Automation
23 574 (17.86%) ASP.NET
24 559 (17.40%) Oracle
25 537 (16.71%) Microservices
26 533 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
27 529 (16.46%) jQuery
28 506 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
29 475 (14.78%) AngularJS
30 455 (14.16%) Selenium

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
1 195 (6.07%) Confluence
2 149 (4.64%) Apache
3 128 (3.98%) CMS
4 126 (3.92%) WebSphere
5 120 (3.73%) Tomcat
6 118 (3.67%) JBoss
7 115 (3.58%) IIS
8 104 (3.24%) BizTalk Server
9 99 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
10 88 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 66 (2.05%) WebLogic
12 63 (1.96%) Mule
13 60 (1.87%) Apache Spark
14 54 (1.68%) SharePoint
15 39 (1.21%) Apache Solr
15 39 (1.21%) Drupal
16 38 (1.18%) Apache Pig
17 34 (1.06%) Anypoint
17 34 (1.06%) WordPress
18 30 (0.93%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 30 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.34%) Weka
4 9 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.093%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.062%) Maple
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.031%) HipChat
8 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 71 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.62%) Magento
3 11 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.22%) osCommerce
6 6 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.19%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
7 5 (0.16%) Workday HCM
8 4 (0.12%) Infor LN
8 4 (0.12%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.12%) SAP FI-CA
8 4 (0.12%) SAP PSCD
8 4 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
8 4 (0.12%) StreamServe
9 3 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.093%) Exstream
10 2 (0.062%) Elite 3E
10 2 (0.062%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 506 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 443 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 144 (4.48%) SaaS
4 103 (3.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 84 (2.61%) GitHub
6 81 (2.52%) PaaS
7 62 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
8 54 (1.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 48 (1.49%) IaaS
10 44 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
11 38 (1.18%) Serverless
12 36 (1.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 35 (1.09%) npm
14 33 (1.03%) Apigee
15 32 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
16 31 (0.96%) Office 365
17 29 (0.90%) OpenShift
18 26 (0.81%) Boomi
19 23 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
20 20 (0.62%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 217 (6.75%) HTTP
2 93 (2.89%) TCP/IP
3 92 (2.86%) SSL
4 61 (1.90%) Firewall
5 57 (1.77%) Internet
6 28 (0.87%) FTP
7 23 (0.72%) DNS
7 23 (0.72%) HTTPS
8 19 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
9 18 (0.56%) ZigBee
10 13 (0.40%) SAN
10 13 (0.40%) VoIP
11 8 (0.25%) Intranet
11 8 (0.25%) SMS
11 8 (0.25%) WAN
12 7 (0.22%) DHCP
12 7 (0.22%) Network Security
12 7 (0.22%) VPN
13 6 (0.19%) Extranet
13 6 (0.19%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 980 (30.50%) SQL Server
2 451 (14.04%) MySQL
3 293 (9.12%) Relational Database
4 199 (6.19%) NoSQL
5 194 (6.04%) MongoDB
6 181 (5.63%) Big Data
7 146 (4.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 134 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 128 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
10 122 (3.80%) Oracle Database
11 107 (3.33%) Hadoop
12 94 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 78 (2.43%) RDBMS
14 74 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
15 65 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
16 58 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
17 50 (1.56%) Apache Hive
17 50 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
18 44 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
18 44 (1.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 659 (20.51%) Git (software)
2 455 (14.16%) Selenium
3 426 (13.26%) JIRA
4 372 (11.58%) Jenkins
5 347 (10.80%) Visual Studio
6 334 (10.40%) SoapUI
7 322 (10.02%) Maven
8 287 (8.93%) JUnit
9 248 (7.72%) Cucumber
10 226 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 174 (5.42%) JMeter
12 167 (5.20%) Subversion
13 142 (4.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 133 (4.14%) Gradle
15 126 (3.92%) NUnit
16 106 (3.30%) WebDriver
17 102 (3.17%) Bitbucket
18 99 (3.08%) Eclipse
19 88 (2.74%) SpecFlow
20 78 (2.43%) Mockito
General
1 824 (25.65%) Finance
2 209 (6.50%) Banking
3 178 (5.54%) Retail
4 158 (4.92%) Marketing
5 102 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 75 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 64 (1.99%) Electronics
8 60 (1.87%) Law
9 49 (1.53%) Games
10 39 (1.21%) Back Office
11 32 (1.00%) Publishing
12 28 (0.87%) Legal
13 24 (0.75%) Advertising
13 24 (0.75%) Retail Banking
13 24 (0.75%) Retail Finance
14 15 (0.47%) Automotive
14 15 (0.47%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.34%) French Language
16 9 (0.28%) Front Office
16 9 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,913 (59.54%) Developer
2 469 (14.60%) Java Developer
3 445 (13.85%) .NET Developer
4 383 (11.92%) C# Developer
5 333 (10.36%) Senior Developer
6 313 (9.74%) Software Developer
7 281 (8.75%) Architect
8 278 (8.65%) C# .NET Developer
9 224 (6.97%) Software Engineer
10 203 (6.32%) Analyst
11 153 (4.76%) PHP Developer
12 146 (4.54%) Lead Developer
13 135 (4.20%) C# Software Developer
14 134 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
15 124 (3.86%) Consultant
16 117 (3.64%) Full Stack Developer
17 115 (3.58%) .NET Software Developer
18 112 (3.49%) SQL Developer
19 110 (3.42%) Tester
20 108 (3.36%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,677 (52.19%) REST
2 1,655 (51.51%) Web Services
3 1,241 (38.62%) .NET
4 1,171 (36.45%) XML
5 1,165 (36.26%) HTML
6 965 (30.03%) CSS
7 740 (23.03%) JSON
8 704 (21.91%) RESTful
9 609 (18.95%) Spring
10 574 (17.86%) ASP.NET
11 529 (16.46%) jQuery
12 475 (14.78%) AngularJS
13 407 (12.67%) WCF
14 403 (12.54%) HTML5
15 330 (10.27%) .NET Framework
16 289 (8.99%) Node.js
17 262 (8.15%) React
18 256 (7.97%) ASP.NET MVC
19 254 (7.91%) Hibernate
20 244 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 199 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 169 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 163 (5.07%) Fintech
4 155 (4.82%) User Experience
5 149 (4.64%) Mobile App
6 129 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
7 118 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
8 87 (2.71%) Management Information System
9 42 (1.31%) Data Structures
10 37 (1.15%) DataPower
11 35 (1.09%) Robotics
12 33 (1.03%) CCTV
12 33 (1.03%) PMI
13 26 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
14 24 (0.75%) Virtual Team
15 23 (0.72%) Client/Server
15 23 (0.72%) W3C
16 22 (0.68%) Algorithms
17 21 (0.65%) Blog
18 19 (0.59%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 445 (13.85%) Linux
2 356 (11.08%) Windows
3 167 (5.20%) Unix
4 130 (4.05%) Android
5 114 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 68 (2.12%) Windows Server
7 38 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 30 (0.93%) Ubuntu
9 27 (0.84%) CentOS
10 18 (0.56%) Solaris
11 17 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.47%) Mac OS
12 15 (0.47%) Windows 10
13 14 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.28%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.16%) AIX
17 4 (0.12%) Debian
17 4 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
18 3 (0.093%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,725 (53.69%) Agile Software Development
2 785 (24.43%) Scrum
3 744 (23.16%) MVC
4 660 (20.54%) TDD
5 595 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 537 (16.71%) Microservices
7 533 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
8 441 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
9 432 (13.45%) OO
10 431 (13.41%) DevOps
11 415 (12.92%) Software Engineering
12 387 (12.04%) SDLC
13 374 (11.64%) SOA
14 356 (11.08%) BDD
15 336 (10.46%) Web Development
16 310 (9.65%) Unit Testing
17 263 (8.19%) E-Commerce
18 219 (6.82%) Mentoring
19 217 (6.75%) OOP
20 202 (6.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1,472 (45.81%) JavaScript
2 1,354 (42.14%) SQL
3 1,296 (40.34%) Java
4 1,258 (39.15%) C#
5 336 (10.46%) PHP
6 312 (9.71%) Python
7 270 (8.40%) T-SQL
8 195 (6.07%) C++
9 194 (6.04%) PL/SQL
10 157 (4.89%) Java 8
11 117 (3.64%) VB.NET
12 112 (3.49%) PowerShell
13 100 (3.11%) Apex Code
14 84 (2.61%) Ruby
15 82 (2.55%) C
16 80 (2.49%) Bash Shell
17 67 (2.09%) ES6
18 59 (1.84%) Perl
19 48 (1.49%) Shell Script
20 47 (1.46%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 379 (11.80%) Degree
2 101 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 89 (2.77%) Security Cleared
4 47 (1.46%) CISSP
4 47 (1.46%) ISTQB
5 41 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 38 (1.18%) ISEB
7 35 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (1.09%) SANS
8 33 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (1.03%) PMI Certification
9 32 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 32 (1.00%) MCSE
10 31 (0.96%) CCNA
11 30 (0.93%) CompTIA Security+
11 30 (0.93%) GIAC
11 30 (0.93%) Linux+ Certification
11 30 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
11 30 (0.93%) SSCP
12 27 (0.84%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 411 (12.79%) QA
2 27 (0.84%) GDPR
3 23 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.37%) SLA
5 10 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.28%) HL7
7 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.22%) PMO
8 5 (0.16%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.093%) GAMP
10 3 (0.093%) SEPA
11 2 (0.062%) COBIT
11 2 (0.062%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.062%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 250 (7.78%) Docker
2 43 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (1.18%) vSphere
4 31 (0.96%) Active Directory
5 20 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (0.53%) Varnish
7 16 (0.50%) HDFS
8 14 (0.44%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.31%) VirtualBox
10 8 (0.25%) NFS
11 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.16%) Firmware
13 2 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.031%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.031%) FreeRADIUS
14 1 (0.031%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.031%) KVM
14 1 (0.031%) RACF
14 1 (0.031%) Xen
Systems Management
1 97 (3.02%) Kubernetes
2 52 (1.62%) Ansible
3 51 (1.59%) Puppet
4 36 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
5 32 (1.00%) Salt
6 25 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (0.47%) HP ALM
9 14 (0.44%) Terraform
10 13 (0.40%) CloudHub
10 13 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.34%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 10 (0.31%) Automic
12 10 (0.31%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
13 8 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
15 6 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
15 6 (0.19%) Rancher
16 5 (0.16%) CA Wily
17 4 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 638 (19.86%) Microsoft
2 559 (17.40%) Oracle
3 166 (5.17%) Salesforce.com
4 133 (4.14%) Google
5 122 (3.80%) SAP
6 106 (3.30%) IBM
7 86 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 66 (2.05%) MuleSoft
9 47 (1.46%) VMware
10 41 (1.28%) TIBCO
11 37 (1.15%) Pega
12 29 (0.90%) Atlassian
13 28 (0.87%) Adobe
13 28 (0.87%) Tableau
14 26 (0.81%) Splunk
15 25 (0.78%) HP
16 24 (0.75%) Rackspace
17 23 (0.72%) webMethods
17 23 (0.72%) Xamarin
18 22 (0.68%) ServiceNow