Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SOQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SOQL over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1125 1083 1236
Rank change year-on-year -42 +153 +14
Permanent jobs citing SOQL 73 101 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.058% 0.031%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.074% 0.11% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 55 90 57
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% +20.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £25,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £86,250 £84,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £44,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year +25.00% -18.14% +7.50%

SOQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 98,470 93,719 109,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.71% 53.63% 52.16%
Number of salaries quoted 82,693 80,269 94,025
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

SOQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SOQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SOQL in the UK

SOQL
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOQL.

Salary trend for SOQL in the UK

SOQL
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOQL over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SOQL in the UK

SOQL
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOQL within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 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 -36 73 £62,500 +8.70% 7
London -26 46 £65,000 +8.33% 2
UK excluding London -34 27 £55,000 +25.00% 5
East of England -1 13 £55,000 -12.00%
South East +17 11 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Midlands +5 1 £75,000 +42.86%
West Midlands -1 1 £75,000 +25.00%
South West -7 1 £85,000 +183.33% 2
North West - 1 £85,000 - 1
North of England - 1 £85,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT jobs citing SOQL 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 SOQL.

1 70 (95.89%) Salesforce.com
2 67 (91.78%) Apex Code
3 65 (89.04%) Visualforce
4 55 (75.34%) SOSL
5 47 (64.38%) SOAP
6 45 (61.64%) Force.com
7 40 (54.79%) JavaScript
8 37 (50.68%) Web Services
8 37 (50.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 26 (35.62%) REST
10 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (32.88%) CRM
11 24 (32.88%) HTML
12 23 (31.51%) CSS
13 21 (28.77%) XML
13 21 (28.77%) SDLC
14 19 (26.03%) JSON
15 18 (24.66%) Java
16 16 (21.92%) Marketing
16 16 (21.92%) Web Application Development
17 15 (20.55%) Technical Architecture
17 15 (20.55%) Asset Management
17 15 (20.55%) Scrum
17 15 (20.55%) Data Management
18 14 (19.18%) Stakeholder Management
19 13 (17.81%) Finance
20 11 (15.07%) Migration
20 11 (15.07%) Investment Management
21 10 (13.70%) DHTML
21 10 (13.70%) Data Modelling

SOQL
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 3 (4.11%) Confluence
1 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (61.64%) Force.com
2 37 (50.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 7 (9.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 4 (5.48%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) VoIP
2 3 (4.11%) PBX
3 1 (1.37%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
2 3 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) Power BI
3 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Ant
1 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.11%) JIRA
3 3 (4.11%) SonarQube
3 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (21.92%) Marketing
2 13 (17.81%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Advertising
3 1 (1.37%) Billing
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (52.05%) Developer
2 35 (47.95%) Salesforce Developer
3 21 (28.77%) Analyst
4 19 (26.03%) Architect
5 18 (24.66%) Business Analyst
6 13 (17.81%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (15.07%) Business Solution Architect
7 11 (15.07%) Salesforce Analyst
8 10 (13.70%) Business Architect
8 10 (13.70%) CRM Analyst
9 8 (10.96%) Asset Management Analyst
9 8 (10.96%) Asset Management Business Analyst
9 8 (10.96%) CRM Architect
9 8 (10.96%) CRM Business Analyst
9 8 (10.96%) CRM Solutions Architect
9 8 (10.96%) Salesforce Architect
9 8 (10.96%) Salesforce Business Analyst
10 6 (8.22%) Consultant
11 5 (6.85%) Senior Developer
11 5 (6.85%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (89.04%) Visualforce
2 47 (64.38%) SOAP
3 37 (50.68%) Web Services
4 26 (35.62%) REST
5 24 (32.88%) HTML
6 23 (31.51%) CSS
7 21 (28.77%) XML
8 19 (26.03%) JSON
9 10 (13.70%) DHTML
10 7 (9.59%) jQuery
11 6 (8.22%) J2EE
11 6 (8.22%) J2SE
12 4 (5.48%) .NET
13 3 (4.11%) WSDL
14 2 (2.74%) Mason
15 1 (1.37%) Ajax
15 1 (1.37%) Dojo
15 1 (1.37%) RESTful
15 1 (1.37%) XML Schema
15 1 (1.37%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.74%) PMI
4 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.88%) CRM
3 21 (28.77%) SDLC
4 16 (21.92%) Web Application Development
5 15 (20.55%) Asset Management
5 15 (20.55%) Data Management
5 15 (20.55%) Scrum
5 15 (20.55%) Technical Architecture
6 14 (19.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (15.07%) Investment Management
7 11 (15.07%) Migration
8 10 (13.70%) Data Modelling
9 9 (12.33%) OO
10 8 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (10.96%) Data Analysis
10 8 (10.96%) Unit Testing
11 7 (9.59%) Analytics
11 7 (9.59%) Project Management
11 7 (9.59%) SOA
12 6 (8.22%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 67 (91.78%) Apex Code
2 55 (75.34%) SOSL
3 40 (54.79%) JavaScript
4 18 (24.66%) Java
5 9 (12.33%) C#
6 6 (8.22%) C++
6 6 (8.22%) SQL
7 4 (5.48%) VBA
8 3 (4.11%) Perl
8 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 70 (95.89%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (8.22%) Pardot
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle
4 3 (4.11%) Fidessa
4 3 (4.11%) Informatica
5 1 (1.37%) IBM
5 1 (1.37%) Jitterbit
5 1 (1.37%) Tableau
5 1 (1.37%) Zuora