Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL)
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1132 1073 1203
Rank change year-on-year -59 +130 +55
Permanent jobs citing SOQL 63 108 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.063% 0.042%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.063% 0.12% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 45 97 85
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £39,000 £40,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £74,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% -25.22% +15.00%

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 99,433 93,828 106,577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.08% 54.55% 52.00%
Number of salaries quoted 83,625 80,109 91,971
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for SOQL in the UK

SOQL
Top 5 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 19 April 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 -26 63 £60,000 +9.09% 7
London -28 39 £62,500 +8.70% 4
UK excluding London -27 24 £45,000 +4.65% 3
South East -7 21 £45,000 - 1
East of England -21 3 £62,500 +0.81%

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 60 (95.24%) Salesforce.com
2 55 (87.30%) Apex Code
3 51 (80.95%) Visualforce
4 44 (69.84%) SOAP
5 43 (68.25%) SOSL
6 40 (63.49%) JavaScript
7 37 (58.73%) Force.com
8 35 (55.56%) Web Services
9 34 (53.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 33 (52.38%) REST
11 32 (50.79%) XML
12 31 (49.21%) HTML
13 30 (47.62%) CSS
14 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (44.44%) JSON
16 26 (41.27%) Marketing
17 25 (39.68%) Java
18 22 (34.92%) CRM
19 19 (30.16%) DHTML
20 16 (25.40%) J2EE
20 16 (25.40%) Prototyping
21 15 (23.81%) Pardot
21 15 (23.81%) Analytics
21 15 (23.81%) Ant
21 15 (23.81%) J2SE
21 15 (23.81%) Unit Testing
21 15 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
22 11 (17.46%) Technical Architecture
22 11 (17.46%) jQuery
22 11 (17.46%) Finance

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 (4.76%) Confluence
1 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 37 (58.73%) Force.com
2 34 (53.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 5 (7.94%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.17%) SaaS
5 1 (1.59%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) PBX
1 1 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) MySQL
2 3 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.17%) Power BI
4 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Ant
2 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.76%) JIRA
4 3 (4.76%) SonarQube
4 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (41.27%) Marketing
2 11 (17.46%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Billing
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (58.73%) Developer
2 33 (52.38%) Salesforce Developer
3 16 (25.40%) Analyst
4 11 (17.46%) Architect
5 10 (15.87%) Salesforce Analyst
6 9 (14.29%) Business Analyst
6 9 (14.29%) CRM Analyst
7 7 (11.11%) Business Solution Architect
7 7 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (9.52%) Business Architect
8 6 (9.52%) Consultant
9 5 (7.94%) CRM Developer
9 5 (7.94%) Lead Developer
9 5 (7.94%) Salesforce Architect
9 5 (7.94%) Salesforce Consultant
9 5 (7.94%) Salesforce Technical Consultant
9 5 (7.94%) Senior Developer
9 5 (7.94%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (4.76%) Sales Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (80.95%) Visualforce
2 44 (69.84%) SOAP
3 35 (55.56%) Web Services
4 33 (52.38%) REST
5 32 (50.79%) XML
6 31 (49.21%) HTML
7 30 (47.62%) CSS
8 28 (44.44%) JSON
9 19 (30.16%) DHTML
10 16 (25.40%) J2EE
11 15 (23.81%) J2SE
12 11 (17.46%) jQuery
13 4 (6.35%) .NET
13 4 (6.35%) WSDL
14 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
14 2 (3.17%) Mason
14 2 (3.17%) React
14 2 (3.17%) RESTful
15 1 (1.59%) Dojo
15 1 (1.59%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Data Structures
1 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.92%) CRM
3 16 (25.40%) Prototyping
4 15 (23.81%) Analytics
4 15 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (23.81%) Unit Testing
5 11 (17.46%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (15.87%) Scrum
6 10 (15.87%) SDLC
7 9 (14.29%) Asset Management
8 8 (12.70%) Data Modelling
8 8 (12.70%) SOA
8 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (11.11%) Data Migration
9 7 (11.11%) Migration
10 6 (9.52%) Investment Management
10 6 (9.52%) OO
10 6 (9.52%) Project Management
10 6 (9.52%) Test Automation
10 6 (9.52%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (87.30%) Apex Code
2 43 (68.25%) SOSL
3 40 (63.49%) JavaScript
4 25 (39.68%) Java
5 7 (11.11%) SQL
6 4 (6.35%) C#
6 4 (6.35%) VBA
7 3 (4.76%) Perl
7 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.17%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (95.24%) Salesforce.com
2 15 (23.81%) Pardot
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle
4 3 (4.76%) Fidessa
4 3 (4.76%) Informatica
5 2 (3.17%) Google
5 2 (3.17%) Tableau
5 2 (3.17%) Zuora
6 1 (1.59%) IBM
6 1 (1.59%) Jitterbit