Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for WSDL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WSDL over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1027 987 952
Rank change year-on-year -40 -35 -45
Permanent jobs citing WSDL 132 203 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.29% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 81 144 224
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -4.26%
10th Percentile £35,750 £34,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £49,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +32.00% -14.77%

WSDL is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 65,720 70,346 74,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.96% 40.17% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 54,337 58,196 64,845
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WSDL in the UK

WSDL
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for WSDL in the UK

WSDL
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WSDL over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for WSDL in the UK

WSDL
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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 -44 102 £54,000 +8.00% 26
UK excluding London -13 93 £54,000 +9.09% 33
South East +12 35 £52,500 +11.70% 7
North of England -26 21 £45,000 -10.00% 6
East of England +44 15 £54,000 +10.77%
London -11 15 £55,000 +4.76% 3
South West +5 13 £57,500 +53.33% 6
Yorkshire -3 11 £55,000 - 2
North West -18 10 £35,250 -29.50% 4
Scotland +7 5 £51,000 - 1
West Midlands +24 3 £50,000 - 3
Midlands +19 3 £50,000 - 4
Wales - 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT jobs citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 116 (87.88%) SOAP
2 107 (81.06%) XML
3 75 (56.82%) Web Services
4 72 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (48.48%) REST
6 53 (40.15%) Java
7 52 (39.39%) .NET
8 46 (34.85%) SQL
9 43 (32.58%) C#
10 40 (30.30%) JavaScript
11 39 (29.55%) SOA
12 36 (27.27%) JSON
13 35 (26.52%) Oracle
13 35 (26.52%) SQL Server
14 34 (25.76%) Microsoft
15 33 (25.00%) HTML
15 33 (25.00%) Scrum
16 32 (24.24%) SDLC
17 30 (22.73%) XSD
18 27 (20.45%) Spring
18 27 (20.45%) RESTful
19 26 (19.70%) TDD
20 24 (18.18%) MVC
20 24 (18.18%) Finance
20 24 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
21 23 (17.42%) OO
22 22 (16.67%) jQuery
23 21 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
23 21 (15.91%) WCF
23 21 (15.91%) Git (software)

WSDL
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 24 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (10.61%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (10.61%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.30%) Apache
4 7 (5.30%) IIS
5 6 (4.55%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.79%) Confluence
6 5 (3.79%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.27%) MQSeries
7 3 (2.27%) WordPress
8 2 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.52%) SAS
9 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.76%) JBoss
9 1 (0.76%) nginx
9 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.52%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.76%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.82%) Azure Functions
2 9 (6.82%) iPaaS
2 9 (6.82%) Serverless
3 5 (3.79%) GitHub
4 4 (3.03%) SaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) SSL
2 11 (8.33%) HTTP
2 11 (8.33%) Internet
3 5 (3.79%) DAB
4 3 (2.27%) FTP
5 2 (1.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (26.52%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.39%) Oracle Database
2 19 (14.39%) Relational Database
3 17 (12.88%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (9.85%) MySQL
4 13 (9.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (9.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (9.09%) Big Data
5 12 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (7.58%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (6.82%) Hadoop
9 8 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (4.55%) NoSQL
11 6 (4.55%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.52%) OLAP
12 2 (1.52%) Oracle OLAP
13 1 (0.76%) KDB
Development Applications
1 21 (15.91%) Git (software)
2 19 (14.39%) Maven
3 14 (10.61%) Subversion
4 9 (6.82%) Cucumber
4 9 (6.82%) Eclipse
4 9 (6.82%) IntelliJ
4 9 (6.82%) JUnit
4 9 (6.82%) SoapUI
5 8 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (5.30%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.55%) JIRA
7 6 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (3.79%) SonarQube
8 5 (3.79%) Vagrant
8 5 (3.79%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.79%) XMLSpy
9 3 (2.27%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.27%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.27%) tSQLt
General
1 24 (18.18%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Marketing
3 3 (2.27%) Banking
3 3 (2.27%) Games
4 2 (1.52%) Law
4 2 (1.52%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Billing
5 1 (0.76%) French Language
5 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (50.76%) Developer
2 22 (16.67%) Integration Developer
3 17 (12.88%) .NET Developer
4 16 (12.12%) Architect
5 14 (10.61%) Java Developer
6 13 (9.85%) Analyst
6 13 (9.85%) Senior Developer
6 13 (9.85%) Software Developer
6 13 (9.85%) Software Engineer
7 11 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 11 (8.33%) Lead Developer
8 10 (7.58%) Senior Software Developer
9 9 (6.82%) Applications Architect
9 9 (6.82%) Lead Java Developer
10 8 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (6.06%) C# Developer
11 6 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 6 (4.55%) JavaScript Engineer
12 5 (3.79%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (87.88%) SOAP
2 107 (81.06%) XML
3 75 (56.82%) Web Services
4 64 (48.48%) REST
5 52 (39.39%) .NET
6 36 (27.27%) JSON
7 33 (25.00%) HTML
8 30 (22.73%) XSD
9 27 (20.45%) RESTful
9 27 (20.45%) Spring
10 22 (16.67%) jQuery
11 21 (15.91%) WCF
12 20 (15.15%) ASP.NET
13 18 (13.64%) J2EE
14 16 (12.12%) HTML5
14 16 (12.12%) JMS
15 14 (10.61%) XSLT
16 13 (9.85%) CSS
16 13 (9.85%) JSP
16 13 (9.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (6.82%) Renewable Energy
3 6 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.79%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.27%) User Experience
6 2 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.52%) DataPower
6 2 (1.52%) FMCG
6 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.52%) W3C
7 1 (0.76%) Fintech
7 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.76%) Tandem
7 1 (0.76%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.39%) Windows
2 15 (11.36%) Linux
3 11 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (0.76%) CentOS
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (29.55%) SOA
3 33 (25.00%) Scrum
4 32 (24.24%) SDLC
5 26 (19.70%) TDD
6 24 (18.18%) MVC
7 23 (17.42%) OO
8 20 (15.15%) DevOps
8 20 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (13.64%) Software Engineering
10 18 (13.64%) UML
11 16 (12.12%) BDD
11 16 (12.12%) ERP
12 15 (11.36%) BPMN
12 15 (11.36%) Business Process Modelling
12 15 (11.36%) Web Development
13 14 (10.61%) BPEL
13 14 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (10.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 53 (40.15%) Java
2 46 (34.85%) SQL
3 43 (32.58%) C#
4 40 (30.30%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.36%) T-SQL
6 10 (7.58%) VB.NET
7 8 (6.06%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.79%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.79%) XPath
9 3 (2.27%) ABAP
9 3 (2.27%) PHP
9 3 (2.27%) PHP 5
9 3 (2.27%) PHP 7
9 3 (2.27%) Python
9 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.52%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.52%) XQuery
11 1 (0.76%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.76%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.76%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 13 (9.85%) Degree
2 6 (4.55%) ISEB
3 5 (3.79%) CBAP
4 3 (2.27%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.12%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.33%) Docker
2 7 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.79%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (7.58%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.55%) Ansible
3 5 (3.79%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.76%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 35 (26.52%) Oracle
2 34 (25.76%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.33%) Capita
4 10 (7.58%) Axosoft
5 9 (6.82%) SAP
6 8 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (5.30%) VMware
8 5 (3.79%) Splunk
9 4 (3.03%) IBM
10 3 (2.27%) Demandware
10 3 (2.27%) Software AG
10 3 (2.27%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.52%) ATG
11 2 (1.52%) Cisco
11 2 (1.52%) Siebel
11 2 (1.52%) Unisys
12 1 (0.76%) Pegasus
12 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.76%) Sybase
12 1 (0.76%) webMethods