Period
to 20 January 2018

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

Salesforce Object Search Language (SOSL)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1115 1163 1287
Rank change year-on-year +48 +124 -
Permanent jobs citing SOSL 48 17 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.050% 0.018% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 38 16 4
UK median annual salary £55,000 £80,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.25% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £57,125
90th Percentile £80,000 £102,500 £79,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £48,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year +12.82% -25.00% -

SOSL 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 96,144 94,160 108,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.54% 53.19% 51.96%
Number of salaries quoted 80,171 80,867 93,191
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% -

SOSL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SOSL in the UK

SOSL
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SOSL in the UK

SOSL
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOSL over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SOSL in the UK

SOSL
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOSL within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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 +48 48 £55,000 -31.25% 4
London +18 28 £65,000 -27.78% 3
UK excluding London +31 20 £55,000 +12.82% 1
East of England - 13 £55,000 -
South East +28 5 £60,000 +23.08% 1
South West - 1 £85,000 -
North West - 1 £85,000 -
North of England - 1 £85,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing SOSL 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 SOSL.

1 48 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
1 48 (100.00%) SOQL
2 47 (97.92%) Apex Code
3 45 (93.75%) Visualforce
4 32 (66.67%) Force.com
4 32 (66.67%) SOAP
5 24 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 23 (47.92%) Web Services
6 23 (47.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 18 (37.50%) SDLC
8 16 (33.33%) CRM
9 14 (29.17%) REST
9 14 (29.17%) Web Application Development
10 13 (27.08%) Asset Management
10 13 (27.08%) Data Management
11 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (22.92%) CSS
12 11 (22.92%) HTML
13 10 (20.83%) Java
14 9 (18.75%) Scrum
14 9 (18.75%) Investment Management
14 9 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
15 8 (16.67%) JSON
15 8 (16.67%) Migration
16 7 (14.58%) Finance
16 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis
16 7 (14.58%) Data Modelling
17 6 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
17 6 (12.50%) Project Management

SOSL
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:

Cloud Services
1 32 (66.67%) Force.com
2 23 (47.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 4 (8.33%) FinancialForce
4 2 (4.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) VoIP
2 3 (6.25%) PBX
3 1 (2.08%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) MySQL
1 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) Ant
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Developer
1 25 (52.08%) Salesforce Developer
2 17 (35.42%) Analyst
3 16 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 14 (29.17%) Architect
5 11 (22.92%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (18.75%) Business Solution Architect
6 9 (18.75%) Salesforce Analyst
7 8 (16.67%) Business Architect
7 8 (16.67%) CRM Analyst
7 8 (16.67%) Salesforce Business Analyst
8 7 (14.58%) Asset Management Analyst
8 7 (14.58%) Asset Management Business Analyst
8 7 (14.58%) CRM Architect
8 7 (14.58%) CRM Business Analyst
8 7 (14.58%) CRM Solutions Architect
9 5 (10.42%) Salesforce Architect
10 4 (8.33%) Administrator
10 4 (8.33%) Salesforce Administrator
11 3 (6.25%) Sales Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (93.75%) Visualforce
2 32 (66.67%) SOAP
3 23 (47.92%) Web Services
4 14 (29.17%) REST
5 11 (22.92%) CSS
5 11 (22.92%) HTML
6 8 (16.67%) JSON
7 6 (12.50%) XML
8 5 (10.42%) jQuery
9 2 (4.17%) .NET
9 2 (4.17%) Mason
9 2 (4.17%) WSDL
10 1 (2.08%) DHTML
10 1 (2.08%) J2EE
10 1 (2.08%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (4.17%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) SDLC
2 16 (33.33%) CRM
3 14 (29.17%) Web Application Development
4 13 (27.08%) Asset Management
4 13 (27.08%) Data Management
5 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (18.75%) Investment Management
6 9 (18.75%) Scrum
6 9 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (16.67%) Migration
8 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis
8 7 (14.58%) Data Modelling
8 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
9 6 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (12.50%) OO
9 6 (12.50%) Project Management
9 6 (12.50%) Use Case
10 4 (8.33%) OOP
10 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (100.00%) SOQL
2 47 (97.92%) Apex Code
3 24 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.83%) Java
5 6 (12.50%) C#
5 6 (12.50%) C++
6 2 (4.17%) Ruby
6 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.17%) Informatica
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Pardot