Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1036 980 926
Rank change year-on-year -56 -54 -32
Permanent jobs citing WSDL 133 218 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.30% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 99 150 286
UK median annual salary £54,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.68% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,150 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,125 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% +12.50% -5.88%

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 68,487 71,921 77,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.47% 40.65% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 56,808 59,821 66,866
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
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 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for WSDL in the UK

WSDL
Top 12 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 16 August 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 -51 116 £55,000 +15.79% 16
UK excluding London -31 85 £54,000 +20.00% 17
London -3 36 £55,000 - 1
North of England -7 27 £55,000 +20.88% 4
South East -6 26 £47,250 +0.53%
East of England +55 25 £55,000 -2.22% 4
Yorkshire +32 20 £60,000 +33.33% 3
North West -21 7 £47,250 -5.50% 1
Scotland -13 5 £51,000 - 2
Midlands -4 2 £47,500 +11.76% 3
West Midlands +11 1 £47,500 +11.76% 3
East Midlands -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 113 (84.96%) SOAP
2 107 (80.45%) XML
3 94 (70.68%) Web Services
4 86 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (53.38%) SQL
6 62 (46.62%) Java
7 55 (41.35%) SDLC
8 51 (38.35%) .NET
9 46 (34.59%) JavaScript
10 44 (33.08%) Oracle
10 44 (33.08%) SOA
10 44 (33.08%) JSON
11 43 (32.33%) REST
12 38 (28.57%) HTML
13 35 (26.32%) C#
13 35 (26.32%) SQL Server
14 34 (25.56%) OO
14 34 (25.56%) Degree
14 34 (25.56%) Scrum
15 32 (24.06%) MVC
16 31 (23.31%) XSD
16 31 (23.31%) RESTful
17 28 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
17 28 (21.05%) TDD
18 27 (20.30%) Microsoft
19 26 (19.55%) Finance
19 26 (19.55%) Big Data
20 25 (18.80%) Relational Database
20 25 (18.80%) Test Automation
20 25 (18.80%) Continuous Integration

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 22 (16.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (9.77%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (6.77%) SAS
4 8 (6.02%) WebLogic
4 8 (6.02%) WebSphere
5 7 (5.26%) Apache
5 7 (5.26%) IIS
6 6 (4.51%) JBoss
6 6 (4.51%) Mule
6 6 (4.51%) Mule ESB
7 5 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (3.76%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (2.26%) Anypoint
8 3 (2.26%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.50%) CICS
9 2 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.75%) nginx
10 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.75%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.51%) Azure Functions
3 6 (4.51%) Boomi
3 6 (4.51%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (4.51%) iPaaS
3 6 (4.51%) Serverless
4 5 (3.76%) SaaS
5 4 (3.01%) Trello
6 2 (1.50%) GitHub
6 2 (1.50%) PaaS
7 1 (0.75%) Force.com
7 1 (0.75%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.53%) SSL
2 10 (7.52%) HTTP
3 4 (3.01%) DAB
3 4 (3.01%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.26%) FTP
4 3 (2.26%) Internet
5 2 (1.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 26 (19.55%) Big Data
3 25 (18.80%) Relational Database
4 19 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (11.28%) Hadoop
5 15 (11.28%) MySQL
6 13 (9.77%) Oracle Database
6 13 (9.77%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (9.02%) NoSQL
8 11 (8.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (6.77%) OLAP
9 9 (6.77%) Oracle OLAP
9 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (4.51%) RDBMS
11 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (1.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (12.78%) Jenkins
2 14 (10.53%) Maven
3 12 (9.02%) Git (software)
4 10 (7.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (6.02%) Subversion
6 7 (5.26%) JIRA
7 6 (4.51%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.76%) FitNesse
8 5 (3.76%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.76%) tSQLt
9 4 (3.01%) VersionOne
9 4 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (2.26%) Apache Continuum
10 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.50%) ClearCase
11 2 (1.50%) InstallShield
11 2 (1.50%) JUnit
11 2 (1.50%) Rational Team Concert
12 1 (0.75%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 26 (19.55%) Finance
2 7 (5.26%) Games
3 4 (3.01%) Banking
4 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.50%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Billing
5 1 (0.75%) French Language
5 1 (0.75%) Front Office
5 1 (0.75%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Marketing
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (45.86%) Developer
2 27 (20.30%) Architect
3 19 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 17 (12.78%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (9.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (9.77%) C# Developer
5 13 (9.77%) Software Developer
6 12 (9.02%) Integration Developer
7 10 (7.52%) Senior Developer
7 10 (7.52%) Software Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 8 (6.02%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.51%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (4.51%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.51%) JavaScript Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Middleware Developer
9 6 (4.51%) Oracle Developer
9 6 (4.51%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (84.96%) SOAP
2 107 (80.45%) XML
3 94 (70.68%) Web Services
4 51 (38.35%) .NET
5 44 (33.08%) JSON
6 43 (32.33%) REST
7 38 (28.57%) HTML
8 31 (23.31%) RESTful
8 31 (23.31%) XSD
9 21 (15.79%) CSS
9 21 (15.79%) jQuery
9 21 (15.79%) Spring
10 20 (15.04%) ASP.NET
11 17 (12.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (12.78%) Middleware
12 16 (12.03%) AngularJS
12 16 (12.03%) JSP
13 15 (11.28%) HTML5
13 15 (11.28%) J2EE
14 14 (10.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.78%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.77%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.77%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.51%) Data Structures
4 6 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.76%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.01%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.50%) DataPower
7 2 (1.50%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.50%) TRADACOMS
8 1 (0.75%) Derivative
8 1 (0.75%) Digital Wallet
8 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.78%) Windows
2 14 (10.53%) Linux
3 7 (5.26%) Unix
4 3 (2.26%) Solaris
5 1 (0.75%) AIX
5 1 (0.75%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.75%) CentOS
5 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (41.35%) SDLC
3 44 (33.08%) SOA
4 34 (25.56%) OO
4 34 (25.56%) Scrum
5 32 (24.06%) MVC
6 28 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (21.05%) TDD
7 25 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (18.80%) Test Automation
8 22 (16.54%) Software Engineering
9 20 (15.04%) BDD
10 15 (11.28%) DevOps
10 15 (11.28%) TOGAF
11 14 (10.53%) Mentoring
12 13 (9.77%) Web Development
13 12 (9.02%) Open Source
14 11 (8.27%) Analytics
14 11 (8.27%) BPEL
15 10 (7.52%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (53.38%) SQL
2 62 (46.62%) Java
3 46 (34.59%) JavaScript
4 35 (26.32%) C#
5 21 (15.79%) T-SQL
6 12 (9.02%) XPath
7 10 (7.52%) Python
8 7 (5.26%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.51%) VB.NET
9 6 (4.51%) XQuery
10 3 (2.26%) ABAP
10 3 (2.26%) Apex Code
10 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.50%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.50%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (1.50%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.50%) C++
11 2 (1.50%) COBOL
12 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (25.56%) Degree
2 10 (7.52%) ISEB
3 9 (6.77%) TOGAF Certification
4 5 (3.76%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.53%) QA
2 6 (4.51%) GCP
3 2 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) Docker
1 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.51%) Puppet
1 6 (4.51%) Terraform
2 4 (3.01%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (1.50%) Ansible
4 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 44 (33.08%) Oracle
2 27 (20.30%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.52%) IBM
4 9 (6.77%) Cisco
4 9 (6.77%) MuleSoft
4 9 (6.77%) SAP
5 7 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (5.26%) TIBCO
6 6 (4.51%) Dell
6 6 (4.51%) Google
6 6 (4.51%) webMethods
6 6 (4.51%) WSO2
7 5 (3.76%) CA
7 5 (3.76%) Talend
8 4 (3.01%) Axosoft
8 4 (3.01%) Demandware
8 4 (3.01%) Green Hat
8 4 (3.01%) SnapLogic
9 3 (2.26%) Capita
9 3 (2.26%) Software AG