Period
to 25 September 2017

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

Salesforce Object Search Language (SOSL)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1146 1190 1283
Rank change year-on-year +44 +93 +32
Permanent jobs citing SOSL 31 47 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.025% 0.006%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.032% 0.047% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 29 41 13
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% -22.58% +29.17%
10th Percentile £48,750 £42,500 £34,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £95,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +31.25% -

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 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%

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 25 September 2017.

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 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 +56 31 £55,000 -8.33% 2
UK excluding London +46 16 £55,000 +4.76% 1
London -6 15 £55,000 -31.25% 1
East of England - 13 £55,000 - 1
North of England - 2 £56,250 -
North East - 1 £27,500 -
North West - 1 £85,000 -
South West - 1 £85,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, 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 31 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
1 31 (100.00%) Apex Code
1 31 (100.00%) SOQL
2 30 (96.77%) Visualforce
3 19 (61.29%) Force.com
4 15 (48.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 14 (45.16%) CRM
6 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
7 11 (35.48%) Asset Management
8 10 (32.26%) SOAP
9 8 (25.81%) HTML
9 8 (25.81%) CSS
10 7 (22.58%) Marketing
10 7 (22.58%) GWT
10 7 (22.58%) jQuery
10 7 (22.58%) Finance
10 7 (22.58%) HTML5
10 7 (22.58%) Eloqua
10 7 (22.58%) Struts
10 7 (22.58%) Middleware
10 7 (22.58%) AngularJS
11 6 (19.35%) SDLC
11 6 (19.35%) Web Services
12 5 (16.13%) Web Application Development
12 5 (16.13%) Data Management
13 4 (12.90%) REST
13 4 (12.90%) Java
14 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
14 3 (9.68%) Migration
14 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder 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:

Business Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Eloqua
2 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (61.29%) Force.com
2 15 (48.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (6.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Boomi
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Ant
1 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
1 7 (22.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Developer
2 21 (67.74%) Salesforce Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Senior Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Senior Salesforce Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) CRM Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (9.68%) Salesforce Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Asset Management Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Asset Management Business Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Business Solution Architect
8 2 (6.45%) CRM Architect
8 2 (6.45%) CRM Developer
8 2 (6.45%) CRM Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Salesforce Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Salesforce Business Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Salesforce Software Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (96.77%) Visualforce
2 10 (32.26%) SOAP
3 8 (25.81%) CSS
3 8 (25.81%) HTML
4 7 (22.58%) AngularJS
4 7 (22.58%) GWT
4 7 (22.58%) HTML5
4 7 (22.58%) jQuery
4 7 (22.58%) Middleware
4 7 (22.58%) Struts
5 6 (19.35%) Web Services
6 4 (12.90%) REST
7 2 (6.45%) .NET
7 2 (6.45%) JSON
8 1 (3.23%) Ajax
8 1 (3.23%) J2EE
8 1 (3.23%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (6.45%) PMI
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) CRM
2 11 (35.48%) Asset Management
3 6 (19.35%) SDLC
4 5 (16.13%) Data Management
4 5 (16.13%) Web Application Development
5 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
5 3 (9.68%) Feasibility Study
5 3 (9.68%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Investment Management
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (9.68%) Use Case
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) Extreme Programming
6 2 (6.45%) OO
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) Apex Code
1 31 (100.00%) SOQL
2 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.23%) Siebel