Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1110 1139 1228
Rank change year-on-year +29 +89 +62
Permanent jobs citing SOQL 67 98 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.051% 0.031%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.069% 0.097% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 64 85 62
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £67,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% -10.45% +48.89%
10th Percentile £43,750 £39,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £84,375 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +15.79% - +5.56%

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 97629 100837 113498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.42% 52.68% 51.50%
Number of salaries quoted 80078 87077 97055
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +1.27%

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017. 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 +43 67 £55,000 -8.33% 2
London -10 47 £55,000 -15.38% 1
UK excluding London +35 20 £55,000 +15.79% 1
East of England -3 14 £55,000 +29.41% 1
North of England - 3 £45,000 -
South East +45 2 £65,000 +23.81%
South West +12 1 £85,000 +183.33%
Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
North East - 1 £27,500 -
North West - 1 £85,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, IT jobs citing SOQL 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 SOQL.

1 67 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 65 (97.01%) Apex Code
3 64 (95.52%) Visualforce
4 43 (64.18%) Force.com
5 34 (50.75%) JavaScript
6 31 (46.27%) SOSL
7 27 (40.30%) CRM
8 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (31.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 18 (26.87%) Software Engineering
10 15 (22.39%) Java
10 15 (22.39%) SOAP
11 14 (20.90%) .NET
11 14 (20.90%) Data Modelling
11 14 (20.90%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (19.40%) Google
13 12 (17.91%) CSS
13 12 (17.91%) HTML
14 11 (16.42%) Web Services
14 11 (16.42%) TDD
14 11 (16.42%) Finance
14 11 (16.42%) ERP
14 11 (16.42%) Asset Management
14 11 (16.42%) Marketing
14 11 (16.42%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (16.42%) jQuery
14 11 (16.42%) SaaS
14 11 (16.42%) Process Improvement
15 10 (14.93%) Business Development
15 10 (14.93%) Revenue Recognition

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 1 (1.49%) Confluence
1 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Eloqua
2 4 (5.97%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (64.18%) Force.com
2 21 (31.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 11 (16.42%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (16.42%) SaaS
4 3 (4.48%) FinancialForce.com
4 3 (4.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (2.99%) G Suite
6 1 (1.49%) Boomi
6 1 (1.49%) Heroku
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Ant
1 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
1 1 (1.49%) NUnit
1 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
1 11 (16.42%) Marketing
2 3 (4.48%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (58.21%) Developer
2 38 (56.72%) Salesforce Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Architect
4 8 (11.94%) Senior Developer
4 8 (11.94%) Software Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Salesforce Architect
5 7 (10.45%) Senior Salesforce Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.96%) Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Salesforce Software Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) CRM Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) CRM Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Salesforce Solution Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Salesforce Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Salesforce Consultant
9 2 (2.99%) CRM Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (95.52%) Visualforce
2 15 (22.39%) SOAP
3 14 (20.90%) .NET
4 12 (17.91%) CSS
4 12 (17.91%) HTML
5 11 (16.42%) jQuery
5 11 (16.42%) Web Services
6 9 (13.43%) REST
7 8 (11.94%) HTML5
8 7 (10.45%) AngularJS
8 7 (10.45%) GWT
8 7 (10.45%) Middleware
8 7 (10.45%) Struts
9 5 (7.46%) JSON
10 3 (4.48%) Mason
10 3 (4.48%) XML
11 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
11 1 (1.49%) Ajax
11 1 (1.49%) J2EE
11 1 (1.49%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (8.96%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.99%) PMI
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing Technology
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) CRM
2 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.87%) Software Engineering
4 14 (20.90%) Data Modelling
5 11 (16.42%) Asset Management
5 11 (16.42%) ERP
5 11 (16.42%) Process Improvement
5 11 (16.42%) TDD
6 10 (14.93%) Business Development
6 10 (14.93%) Revenue Recognition
7 8 (11.94%) Scrum
7 8 (11.94%) Validation
8 7 (10.45%) SDLC
9 6 (8.96%) Data Management
10 5 (7.46%) Project Management
10 5 (7.46%) Web Application Development
10 5 (7.46%) Workflow
11 4 (5.97%) Case Management
11 4 (5.97%) Data Validation
11 4 (5.97%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 65 (97.01%) Apex Code
2 34 (50.75%) JavaScript
3 31 (46.27%) SOSL
4 15 (22.39%) Java
5 3 (4.48%) C#
6 2 (2.99%) C++
6 2 (2.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.99%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) QA
2 4 (5.97%) SLA
Vendors
1 67 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (19.40%) Google
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.49%) Siebel
3 1 (1.49%) Zuora