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

Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 984 1013 945
Rank change year-on-year +29 -68 +51
Permanent jobs citing WSDL 141 188 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 85 145 180
UK median annual salary £48,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.62% +16.67% -4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £51,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.37% +28.13% -1.23%

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 62,523 71,542 72,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.53% 40.15% 39.24%
Number of salaries quoted 51,309 59,571 62,890
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £84,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 December 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 16 December 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 -2 102 £51,250 -2.38% 29
UK excluding London +41 92 £48,500 -5.37% 20
South East +17 34 £60,000 +33.33% 3
South West +28 19 £37,500 - 4
London -16 15 £57,500 +4.55% 9
North of England -17 15 £37,500 -31.82% 6
North West +11 14 £37,500 -28.57% 4
East of England +31 13 £54,000 +10.77% 5
Scotland - 6 £62,500 -
Midlands +21 4 £48,750 - 2
West Midlands - 4 £48,750 -
Yorkshire -12 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 129 (91.49%) SOAP
2 105 (74.47%) XML
3 75 (53.19%) Web Services
4 73 (51.77%) REST
5 62 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (39.72%) .NET
7 48 (34.04%) Java
8 47 (33.33%) HTML
9 46 (32.62%) SQL
10 45 (31.91%) JavaScript
11 44 (31.21%) C#
12 41 (29.08%) JSON
13 39 (27.66%) SOA
14 37 (26.24%) Oracle
15 31 (21.99%) SQL Server
15 31 (21.99%) jQuery
16 30 (21.28%) WCF
17 29 (20.57%) Scrum
18 28 (19.86%) Windows
18 28 (19.86%) Microsoft
18 28 (19.86%) Spring
19 27 (19.15%) Relational Database
20 26 (18.44%) J2EE
20 26 (18.44%) MVC
21 25 (17.73%) ASP.NET
21 25 (17.73%) Linux
21 25 (17.73%) SDLC
22 24 (17.02%) XSD
23 23 (16.31%) TDD
24 22 (15.60%) JMS

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 (15.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 16 (11.35%) WebSphere
3 15 (10.64%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (9.22%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (4.96%) Confluence
6 5 (3.55%) Apache
6 5 (3.55%) OpenStack
6 5 (3.55%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.84%) JBoss
8 3 (2.13%) MQSeries
8 3 (2.13%) Sonic ESB
8 3 (2.13%) WordPress
9 2 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.71%) Mule
10 1 (0.71%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.42%) NetSuite
2 2 (1.42%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.71%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.09%) Serverless
3 9 (6.38%) Azure Functions
3 9 (6.38%) iPaaS
4 7 (4.96%) SaaS
5 4 (2.84%) GitHub
6 3 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.42%) Force.com
8 1 (0.71%) Algolia
8 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.71%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.71%) Firebase
8 1 (0.71%) IaaS
8 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.22%) SSL
2 12 (8.51%) HTTP
3 8 (5.67%) Internet
4 5 (3.55%) FTP
5 4 (2.84%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.99%) SQL Server
2 27 (19.15%) Relational Database
3 21 (14.89%) Oracle Database
4 19 (13.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (12.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (12.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (12.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (12.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (9.93%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (9.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (6.38%) MySQL
9 8 (5.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (5.67%) RDBMS
10 5 (3.55%) Big Data
10 5 (3.55%) Hadoop
11 4 (2.84%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.71%) Endeca
12 1 (0.71%) Pentaho
12 1 (0.71%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.71%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 18 (12.77%) Git (software)
2 17 (12.06%) Maven
3 11 (7.80%) Eclipse
3 11 (7.80%) IntelliJ
3 11 (7.80%) SoapUI
4 10 (7.09%) Subversion
5 9 (6.38%) Cucumber
5 9 (6.38%) JUnit
6 7 (4.96%) JIRA
7 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.26%) SonarQube
7 6 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (3.55%) Vagrant
8 5 (3.55%) XMLSpy
9 4 (2.84%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (1.42%) Rational Team Concert
10 2 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.71%) Selenium
General
1 14 (9.93%) Finance
2 10 (7.09%) Marketing
3 6 (4.26%) Banking
4 5 (3.55%) Retail
5 4 (2.84%) Law
6 1 (0.71%) Automotive
6 1 (0.71%) Billing
6 1 (0.71%) French Language
6 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (51.77%) Developer
2 25 (17.73%) Integration Developer
3 20 (14.18%) Software Developer
4 18 (12.77%) Senior Developer
5 16 (11.35%) .NET Developer
5 16 (11.35%) Java Developer
6 15 (10.64%) Analyst
6 15 (10.64%) Senior Software Developer
7 14 (9.93%) Architect
8 13 (9.22%) Consultant
8 13 (9.22%) Software Engineer
9 12 (8.51%) Business Analyst
10 10 (7.09%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (7.09%) C# Developer
11 9 (6.38%) Applications Architect
11 9 (6.38%) Lead Developer
11 9 (6.38%) Lead Java Developer
12 8 (5.67%) .NET Software Developer
12 8 (5.67%) C# Software Developer
13 7 (4.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (91.49%) SOAP
2 105 (74.47%) XML
3 75 (53.19%) Web Services
4 73 (51.77%) REST
5 56 (39.72%) .NET
6 47 (33.33%) HTML
7 41 (29.08%) JSON
8 31 (21.99%) jQuery
9 30 (21.28%) WCF
10 28 (19.86%) Spring
11 26 (18.44%) J2EE
12 25 (17.73%) ASP.NET
13 24 (17.02%) XSD
14 22 (15.60%) JMS
15 20 (14.18%) XSLT
16 19 (13.48%) Java EE
17 18 (12.77%) RESTful
18 17 (12.06%) WinForms
19 16 (11.35%) Middleware
20 15 (10.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.22%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (6.38%) Renewable Energy
4 5 (3.55%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.55%) DataPower
5 4 (2.84%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.84%) Tandem
5 4 (2.84%) User Experience
5 4 (2.84%) W3C
6 3 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.42%) FMCG
7 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.71%) Fintech
8 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.71%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.86%) Windows
2 25 (17.73%) Linux
3 13 (9.22%) Unix
4 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.42%) Solaris
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (27.66%) SOA
3 29 (20.57%) Scrum
4 26 (18.44%) MVC
5 25 (17.73%) SDLC
6 23 (16.31%) TDD
7 22 (15.60%) DevOps
8 20 (14.18%) ERP
9 18 (12.77%) Service Delivery
10 17 (12.06%) Software Engineering
11 16 (11.35%) Integration Testing
11 16 (11.35%) UML
12 15 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (10.64%) OO
12 15 (10.64%) Workshop Facilitation
13 14 (9.93%) BPEL
13 14 (9.93%) BPMN
13 14 (9.93%) Business Process Modelling
13 14 (9.93%) CRM
13 14 (9.93%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 48 (34.04%) Java
2 46 (32.62%) SQL
3 45 (31.91%) JavaScript
4 44 (31.21%) C#
5 18 (12.77%) T-SQL
6 17 (12.06%) VB.NET
7 8 (5.67%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.96%) XPath
9 5 (3.55%) ABAP
10 3 (2.13%) PHP
10 3 (2.13%) PHP 5
10 3 (2.13%) PHP 7
10 3 (2.13%) VB
11 2 (1.42%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.42%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.42%) Python
11 2 (1.42%) SOQL
11 2 (1.42%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.71%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (10.64%) Degree
2 6 (4.26%) CBAP
2 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.64%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (9.93%) Docker
2 5 (3.55%) VirtualBox
2 5 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.84%) NFS
4 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (7.80%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.26%) Ansible
3 5 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.71%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (26.24%) Oracle
2 28 (19.86%) Microsoft
3 17 (12.06%) Axosoft
4 14 (9.93%) SAP
5 12 (8.51%) Capita
5 12 (8.51%) IBM
6 9 (6.38%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.55%) Splunk
7 5 (3.55%) VMware
8 4 (2.84%) IBM Sterling
8 4 (2.84%) Siebel
8 4 (2.84%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.84%) webMethods
9 3 (2.13%) Software AG
10 2 (1.42%) Informatica
10 2 (1.42%) Unisys
11 1 (0.71%) FatWire
11 1 (0.71%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.71%) Pegasus
11 1 (0.71%) Red Hat