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

Salesforce Object Search Language (SOSL)
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1152 1172 1267
Rank change year-on-year +20 +95 +45
Permanent jobs citing SOSL 43 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.005% 0.011%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.043% 0.010% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 30 6 24
UK median annual salary £52,500 £53,750 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.33% -8.51% +17.50%
10th Percentile £37,375 £35,625 £41,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £27,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +63.64% -54.17% +26.32%

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 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% -

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 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for SOSL in the UK

SOSL
Top 5 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 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 +51 43 £52,500 -2.33% 2
UK excluding London -3 23 £45,000 +63.64% 1
London +27 20 £62,500 +13.64% 1
South East -8 20 £45,000 - 1
East of England - 3 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT jobs citing SOSL 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 SOSL.

1 43 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
1 43 (100.00%) SOQL
2 39 (90.70%) Apex Code
3 38 (88.37%) SOAP
4 36 (83.72%) Visualforce
5 31 (72.09%) JavaScript
6 29 (67.44%) REST
7 28 (65.12%) Web Services
8 27 (62.79%) Force.com
9 26 (60.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 25 (58.14%) CSS
10 25 (58.14%) HTML
11 24 (55.81%) XML
12 21 (48.84%) CRM
12 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (48.84%) JSON
13 19 (44.19%) Java
14 18 (41.86%) DHTML
14 18 (41.86%) Marketing
15 15 (34.88%) Ant
15 15 (34.88%) J2SE
15 15 (34.88%) J2EE
15 15 (34.88%) Unit Testing
15 15 (34.88%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (34.88%) Prototyping
15 15 (34.88%) Analytics
15 15 (34.88%) Pardot
16 9 (20.93%) SDLC
16 9 (20.93%) Asset Management
17 8 (18.60%) Finance

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (62.79%) Force.com
2 26 (60.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) PBX
1 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) MySQL
1 2 (4.65%) Power BI
1 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Ant
2 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle APEX
General
1 18 (41.86%) Marketing
2 8 (18.60%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Developer
1 26 (60.47%) Salesforce Developer
2 16 (37.21%) Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Salesforce Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Architect
4 9 (20.93%) Business Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) CRM Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) Business Solution Architect
5 7 (16.28%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (13.95%) Business Architect
7 5 (11.63%) CRM Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Asset Management Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Asset Management Business Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Cloud Developer
8 3 (6.98%) CRM Architect
8 3 (6.98%) CRM Business Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) CRM Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.98%) Developer Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Salesforce Architect
8 3 (6.98%) Salesforce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (88.37%) SOAP
2 36 (83.72%) Visualforce
3 29 (67.44%) REST
4 28 (65.12%) Web Services
5 25 (58.14%) CSS
5 25 (58.14%) HTML
6 24 (55.81%) XML
7 21 (48.84%) JSON
8 18 (41.86%) DHTML
9 15 (34.88%) J2EE
9 15 (34.88%) J2SE
10 8 (18.60%) jQuery
11 3 (6.98%) WSDL
12 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
12 2 (4.65%) Mason
12 2 (4.65%) React
13 1 (2.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (48.84%) CRM
2 15 (34.88%) Analytics
2 15 (34.88%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (34.88%) Prototyping
2 15 (34.88%) Unit Testing
3 9 (20.93%) Asset Management
3 9 (20.93%) SDLC
4 6 (13.95%) Investment Management
4 6 (13.95%) Project Management
4 6 (13.95%) Scrum
4 6 (13.95%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (13.95%) Web Application Development
5 4 (9.30%) Data Analysis
5 4 (9.30%) Information Security
5 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.98%) Data Management
6 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 43 (100.00%) SOQL
2 39 (90.70%) Apex Code
3 31 (72.09%) JavaScript
4 19 (44.19%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) SQL
6 1 (2.33%) C#
6 1 (2.33%) C++
6 1 (2.33%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 15 (34.88%) Pardot
3 2 (4.65%) Informatica
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Tableau
4 1 (2.33%) IBM