Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Salesforce Object Search Language (SOSL)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1166 1193 1287
Rank change year-on-year +27 +94 +41
Permanent jobs citing SOSL 37 31 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.016% 0.002%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.037% 0.031% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 31 29 4
UK median annual salary £55,000 £80,000 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.25% +30.61% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £102,500 £79,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -26.92% -

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 99556 100452 113331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.26% 52.82% 51.68%
Number of salaries quoted 81931 86621 96869
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 £28,500 £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%

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 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SOSL in the UK

SOSL
Top 7 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 17 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 +69 37 £55,000 -31.25%
London +15 19 £65,000 -18.75%
UK excluding London +49 18 £55,000 +15.79%
East of England - 16 £55,000 -
North of England - 1 £85,000 -
North West - 1 £85,000 -
South West - 1 £85,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 37 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
1 37 (100.00%) Apex Code
1 37 (100.00%) Visualforce
1 37 (100.00%) SOQL
2 29 (78.38%) Force.com
3 21 (56.76%) SOAP
4 17 (45.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 16 (43.24%) Web Services
5 16 (43.24%) JavaScript
6 15 (40.54%) SDLC
7 12 (32.43%) CRM
7 12 (32.43%) Web Application Development
7 12 (32.43%) Data Management
8 10 (27.03%) Asset Management
9 7 (18.92%) Investment Management
9 7 (18.92%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (16.22%) Feasibility Study
10 6 (16.22%) Data Analysis
10 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.22%) Use Case
10 6 (16.22%) REST
10 6 (16.22%) GAP Analysis
10 6 (16.22%) Migration
10 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
10 6 (16.22%) OO
10 6 (16.22%) C#
10 6 (16.22%) C++
10 6 (16.22%) Java
11 4 (10.81%) CSS

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 29 (78.38%) Force.com
2 17 (45.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 4 (10.81%) FinancialForce
4 2 (5.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) VoIP
2 3 (8.11%) PBX
3 1 (2.70%) Broadband
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Developer
1 20 (54.05%) Salesforce Developer
2 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 13 (35.14%) Business Analyst
3 11 (29.73%) Architect
4 8 (21.62%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (18.92%) Salesforce Analyst
5 7 (18.92%) Salesforce Business Analyst
6 6 (16.22%) Asset Management Analyst
6 6 (16.22%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 6 (16.22%) Business Architect
6 6 (16.22%) Business Solution Architect
6 6 (16.22%) CRM Analyst
6 6 (16.22%) CRM Architect
6 6 (16.22%) CRM Business Analyst
6 6 (16.22%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 4 (10.81%) Administrator
7 4 (10.81%) Salesforce Administrator
7 4 (10.81%) Salesforce Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Salesforce Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (100.00%) Visualforce
2 21 (56.76%) SOAP
3 16 (43.24%) Web Services
4 6 (16.22%) REST
5 4 (10.81%) CSS
5 4 (10.81%) HTML
6 2 (5.41%) .NET
6 2 (5.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (5.41%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) SDLC
2 12 (32.43%) CRM
2 12 (32.43%) Data Management
2 12 (32.43%) Web Application Development
3 10 (27.03%) Asset Management
4 7 (18.92%) Investment Management
4 7 (18.92%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (16.22%) Data Analysis
5 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
5 6 (16.22%) Feasibility Study
5 6 (16.22%) GAP Analysis
5 6 (16.22%) Migration
5 6 (16.22%) OO
5 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (16.22%) Use Case
6 4 (10.81%) OOP
6 4 (10.81%) Project Management
6 4 (10.81%) Scrum
7 3 (8.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) Apex Code
1 37 (100.00%) SOQL
2 16 (43.24%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.22%) C#
3 6 (16.22%) C++
3 6 (16.22%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) Salesforce.com