Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1137 1159 1234
Rank change year-on-year +22 +75 +59
Permanent jobs citing SOQL 52 78 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.041% 0.029%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.052% 0.078% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 44 70 53
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £67,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% -2.99% +48.89%
10th Percentile £44,375 £25,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £73,875 £93,875 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +29.41% -10.53% -5.00%

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 99519 100442 112575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.25% 52.92% 51.76%
Number of salaries quoted 81976 86632 96296
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SOQL in the UK

SOQL
Top 11 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 23 November 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 +16 52 £55,000 -15.38% 5
London -7 29 £65,000 -5.45% 5
UK excluding London +35 23 £55,000 +29.41%
East of England +19 17 £55,000 -33.33%
South East +26 2 £65,000 +36.84%
North of England - 2 £65,000 -
Midlands +24 1 £75,000 +25.00%
West Midlands +15 1 £75,000 +25.00%
South West -3 1 £85,000 +183.33%
North West - 1 £85,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 51 (98.08%) Salesforce.com
1 51 (98.08%) Visualforce
1 51 (98.08%) Apex Code
2 38 (73.08%) SOSL
3 34 (65.38%) Force.com
4 26 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 26 (50.00%) SOAP
5 22 (42.31%) Web Services
6 18 (34.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 17 (32.69%) CRM
8 16 (30.77%) SDLC
9 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (25.00%) Data Management
10 12 (23.08%) Java
10 12 (23.08%) Web Application Development
11 11 (21.15%) REST
11 11 (21.15%) Data Modelling
12 10 (19.23%) CSS
12 10 (19.23%) HTML
12 10 (19.23%) Asset Management
13 8 (15.38%) JSON
13 8 (15.38%) C#
13 8 (15.38%) .NET
14 7 (13.46%) Workflow
14 7 (13.46%) Finance
14 7 (13.46%) Migration
14 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (13.46%) Scrum
14 7 (13.46%) OO
14 7 (13.46%) Investment Management

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 2 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (65.38%) Force.com
2 18 (34.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.69%) FinancialForce
3 4 (7.69%) SaaS
4 2 (3.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) VoIP
2 3 (5.77%) PBX
3 1 (1.92%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) NUnit
2 1 (1.92%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Advertising
2 1 (1.92%) Marketing
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Developer
2 28 (53.85%) Salesforce Developer
3 13 (25.00%) Analyst
3 13 (25.00%) Architect
3 13 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (13.46%) Salesforce Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Salesforce Business Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Asset Management Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Business Architect
6 6 (11.54%) Business Solution Architect
6 6 (11.54%) CRM Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) CRM Architect
6 6 (11.54%) CRM Business Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 6 (11.54%) Salesforce Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Administrator
7 4 (7.69%) Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Salesforce Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (98.08%) Visualforce
2 26 (50.00%) SOAP
3 22 (42.31%) Web Services
4 11 (21.15%) REST
5 10 (19.23%) CSS
5 10 (19.23%) HTML
6 8 (15.38%) .NET
6 8 (15.38%) JSON
7 6 (11.54%) XML
8 3 (5.77%) jQuery
9 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.92%) COM
9 1 (1.92%) CSS3
9 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.92%) HTML5
9 1 (1.92%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.85%) PMI
3 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) CRM
2 16 (30.77%) SDLC
3 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.00%) Data Management
4 12 (23.08%) Web Application Development
5 11 (21.15%) Data Modelling
6 10 (19.23%) Asset Management
7 7 (13.46%) Investment Management
7 7 (13.46%) Migration
7 7 (13.46%) OO
7 7 (13.46%) Scrum
7 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (13.46%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (13.46%) Workflow
8 6 (11.54%) Data Analysis
8 6 (11.54%) Feasibility Study
8 6 (11.54%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 6 (11.54%) Use Case
9 4 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 51 (98.08%) Apex Code
2 38 (73.08%) SOSL
3 26 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (23.08%) Java
5 8 (15.38%) C#
6 6 (11.54%) C++
7 2 (3.85%) Ruby
7 2 (3.85%) SQL
8 1 (1.92%) Perl
8 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 51 (98.08%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (1.92%) Fidessa
3 1 (1.92%) Informatica
3 1 (1.92%) Jitterbit
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft