Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 956 1060 1120
Rank change year-on-year +104 +60 -34
Permanent jobs citing SOQL 59 63 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.042% 0.042%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.089% 0.077% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 28 52 55
UK median annual salary £56,750 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.18% -12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,375 £42,500
90th Percentile £73,875 £77,225 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £37,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +38.67% -31.82% +25.00%

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 66,395 81,991 97,589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.11% 54.97% 55.71%
Number of salaries quoted 54,835 67,833 82,177
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 February 2020.

Salary histogram for SOQL in the UK

SOQL
Top 6 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 24 February 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 +110 58 £57,500 +6.98% 16
London +89 41 £57,500 -4.17% 16
UK excluding London +63 17 £52,000 +38.67% 4
South East +40 12 £52,000 +48.57%
South West - 4 £54,500 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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 59 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 38 (64.41%) Apex Code
3 35 (59.32%) Visualforce
4 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (42.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 21 (35.59%) REST
7 20 (33.90%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 18 (30.51%) Pardot
8 18 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (30.51%) SQL
9 17 (28.81%) Finance
10 16 (27.12%) Scrum
11 13 (22.03%) Release Management
11 13 (22.03%) Workflow
11 13 (22.03%) SOSL
12 12 (20.34%) Veeva
12 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
12 12 (20.34%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (20.34%) API Integration
12 12 (20.34%) SOLID
12 12 (20.34%) OOD
12 12 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (20.34%) OO
12 12 (20.34%) C#
12 12 (20.34%) .NET
12 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
12 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
12 12 (20.34%) Force.com
12 12 (20.34%) TDD
12 12 (20.34%) JSON

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:

Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (18.64%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 25 (42.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 20 (33.90%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 12 (20.34%) Force.com
3 12 (20.34%) Veeva
4 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
2 11 (18.64%) Jenkins
2 11 (18.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (10.17%) JIRA
4 1 (1.69%) CircleCI
General
1 17 (28.81%) Finance
2 10 (16.95%) Marketing
3 9 (15.25%) Banking
4 8 (13.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (71.19%) Developer
2 33 (55.93%) Salesforce Developer
3 12 (20.34%) Senior Developer
3 12 (20.34%) Senior Salesforce Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Applications Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Integration Developer
5 8 (13.56%) Administrator
5 8 (13.56%) Salesforce Administrator
6 7 (11.86%) Excel Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Functional Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Salesforce Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Architect
9 2 (3.39%) Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Salesforce Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (1.69%) Junior
10 1 (1.69%) Junior Consultant
10 1 (1.69%) Junior Salesforce Administrator
10 1 (1.69%) Salesforce Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (59.32%) Visualforce
2 21 (35.59%) REST
3 12 (20.34%) .NET
3 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
3 12 (20.34%) JSON
4 9 (15.25%) SOAP
5 8 (13.56%) Web Services
6 1 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.95%) Analytical Mindset
3 5 (8.47%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.12%) Scrum
3 13 (22.03%) Release Management
3 13 (22.03%) Workflow
4 12 (20.34%) API Integration
4 12 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (20.34%) Computer Science
4 12 (20.34%) OO
4 12 (20.34%) OOD
4 12 (20.34%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (20.34%) SOLID
4 12 (20.34%) TDD
5 10 (16.95%) Analytics
5 10 (16.95%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 9 (15.25%) CRM
7 8 (13.56%) Data Visualisation
7 8 (13.56%) Fund Management
7 8 (13.56%) Visualisation
8 7 (11.86%) Validation
9 6 (10.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (64.41%) Apex Code
2 18 (30.51%) SQL
3 13 (22.03%) SOSL
4 12 (20.34%) C#
5 8 (13.56%) R
5 8 (13.56%) VBA
6 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.39%) Java
8 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Computer Science Degree
1 11 (18.64%) Degree
Vendors
1 59 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 18 (30.51%) Pardot
3 11 (18.64%) Tableau
4 3 (5.08%) HubSpot
5 2 (3.39%) Conga
6 1 (1.69%) DocuSign