Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1009 942 967
Rank change year-on-year -67 +25 -109
Permanent jobs citing WSDL 186 241 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.35% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 156 153 269
UK median annual salary £52,750 £45,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.93% -7.14% +8.89%
10th Percentile £35,375 £28,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +1.19%

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 72,709 69,233 79,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.01% 40.25% 38.57%
Number of salaries quoted 61,373 59,245 68,055
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,304
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.41% +5.12%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -20 181 £53,000 +6.00% 21
UK excluding London -62 115 £48,500 +7.78% 11
London +6 66 £55,000 -4.35% 10
North of England +5 41 £55,000 +22.22% 2
South East -13 36 £43,000 -11.34% 2
East of England -20 23 £36,500 -43.85%
Yorkshire +17 21 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North West -21 20 £52,750 +11.05% 1
South West -31 11 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Midlands -8 4 £62,500 +47.06% 5
East Midlands +6 3 £67,500 +58.82%
West Midlands -24 1 £57,500 +35.29% 5

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 166 (89.25%) XML
2 162 (87.10%) SOAP
3 145 (77.96%) Web Services
4 131 (70.43%) Agile Software Development
5 104 (55.91%) SQL
6 92 (49.46%) Java
7 78 (41.94%) Oracle
8 76 (40.86%) JSON
9 67 (36.02%) REST
10 66 (35.48%) SOA
11 64 (34.41%) JavaScript
11 64 (34.41%) SDLC
12 63 (33.87%) XSD
13 61 (32.80%) HTML
14 56 (30.11%) Degree
15 54 (29.03%) .NET
15 54 (29.03%) Scrum
16 49 (26.34%) SQL Server
17 46 (24.73%) J2EE
17 46 (24.73%) Relational Database
18 40 (21.51%) Test Automation
19 38 (20.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 38 (20.43%) C#
20 37 (19.89%) OO
21 36 (19.35%) JMS
21 36 (19.35%) MVC
21 36 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
22 35 (18.82%) TDD
23 33 (17.74%) Finance
24 32 (17.20%) XSLT

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 38 (20.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 28 (15.05%) WebLogic
3 25 (13.44%) Oracle Service Bus
4 19 (10.22%) SAS
5 18 (9.68%) WebSphere
6 16 (8.60%) Anypoint
7 14 (7.53%) Confluence
8 13 (6.99%) JBoss
9 11 (5.91%) Mule
9 11 (5.91%) Mule ESB
10 8 (4.30%) JCAPS
10 8 (4.30%) Oracle Coherence
10 8 (4.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 8 (4.30%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (3.23%) Apache
11 6 (3.23%) Tomcat
12 5 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (2.69%) GlassFish
12 5 (2.69%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (2.15%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.69%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.15%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (2.15%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (2.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.15%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (2.15%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (2.15%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (2.15%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.61%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.54%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.91%) SaaS
4 7 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (3.76%) PaaS
5 6 (3.23%) Boomi
5 6 (3.23%) GitHub
5 6 (3.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 6 (3.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 4 (2.15%) Force.com
6 4 (2.15%) Trello
7 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.54%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.54%) Heroku
8 1 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.13%) SSL
2 15 (8.06%) HTTP
3 8 (4.30%) PuTTY
3 8 (4.30%) SSH
4 4 (2.15%) Kerberos
4 4 (2.15%) Network Security
5 2 (1.08%) FTP
6 1 (0.54%) ATM
6 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (26.34%) SQL Server
2 46 (24.73%) Relational Database
3 30 (16.13%) Big Data
4 29 (15.59%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (15.59%) Oracle Database
5 25 (13.44%) MySQL
6 24 (12.90%) Hadoop
7 23 (12.37%) RDBMS
8 21 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (10.75%) OLAP
10 19 (10.22%) Oracle Database 12c
10 19 (10.22%) Oracle OLAP
11 18 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (7.53%) DB2
13 12 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
14 11 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (5.91%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (5.38%) QlikView
16 9 (4.84%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 29 (15.59%) JIRA
3 23 (12.37%) SoapUI
4 21 (11.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (10.75%) Maven
6 17 (9.14%) Jenkins
7 16 (8.60%) Subversion
8 11 (5.91%) FitNesse
8 11 (5.91%) SpecFlow
9 8 (4.30%) Gradle
9 8 (4.30%) JUnit
9 8 (4.30%) tSQLt
10 7 (3.76%) Ant
11 6 (3.23%) Cucumber
12 5 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.69%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.15%) ClearCase
13 4 (2.15%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.15%) VersionOne
14 3 (1.61%) Apache Ivy
General
1 33 (17.74%) Finance
2 11 (5.91%) Banking
2 11 (5.91%) Law
3 8 (4.30%) Retail
4 7 (3.76%) Legal
5 6 (3.23%) Games
6 5 (2.69%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.15%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) Front Office
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (42.47%) Developer
2 31 (16.67%) Architect
3 28 (15.05%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (11.29%) Software Developer
5 18 (9.68%) Technical Architect
5 18 (9.68%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 16 (8.60%) Analyst
7 15 (8.06%) Principal Engineer
7 15 (8.06%) Test Engineer
8 14 (7.53%) Principal Test Engineer
9 13 (6.99%) .NET Developer
10 11 (5.91%) Java Developer
10 11 (5.91%) Software Engineer
10 11 (5.91%) Support Analyst
11 10 (5.38%) Integration Developer
11 10 (5.38%) Java Engineer
11 10 (5.38%) Salesforce Developer
11 10 (5.38%) Senior Software Engineer
11 10 (5.38%) Tester
12 9 (4.84%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (89.25%) XML
2 162 (87.10%) SOAP
3 145 (77.96%) Web Services
4 76 (40.86%) JSON
5 67 (36.02%) REST
6 63 (33.87%) XSD
7 61 (32.80%) HTML
8 54 (29.03%) .NET
9 46 (24.73%) J2EE
10 36 (19.35%) JMS
11 32 (17.20%) XSLT
12 30 (16.13%) JSP
12 30 (16.13%) RESTful
13 29 (15.59%) Spring
14 27 (14.52%) ASP.NET
14 27 (14.52%) Middleware
15 25 (13.44%) CSS
16 24 (12.90%) AngularJS
17 23 (12.37%) Hibernate
18 22 (11.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 36 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (16.13%) Computer Science
3 26 (13.98%) Mobile App
4 20 (10.75%) Data Centre
4 20 (10.75%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (4.30%) Clustering
7 6 (3.23%) Mainframe
7 6 (3.23%) Mashup
8 5 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.15%) Private Cloud
9 4 (2.15%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.08%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.54%) Derivative
12 1 (0.54%) FMCG
12 1 (0.54%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 1 (0.54%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.52%) Linux
2 26 (13.98%) Windows
3 16 (8.60%) Unix
4 9 (4.84%) Solaris
5 2 (1.08%) AIX
5 2 (1.08%) Android
5 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (70.43%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (35.48%) SOA
3 64 (34.41%) SDLC
4 54 (29.03%) Scrum
5 40 (21.51%) Test Automation
6 37 (19.89%) OO
7 36 (19.35%) MVC
8 35 (18.82%) TDD
9 32 (17.20%) Analytics
10 29 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (15.05%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (12.90%) BDD
13 23 (12.37%) Data Visualisation
13 23 (12.37%) Software Engineering
13 23 (12.37%) Visualisation
14 22 (11.83%) ITIL
15 20 (10.75%) Data Analytics
15 20 (10.75%) Data Architecture
15 20 (10.75%) TOGAF
16 19 (10.22%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 104 (55.91%) SQL
2 92 (49.46%) Java
3 64 (34.41%) JavaScript
4 38 (20.43%) C#
5 30 (16.13%) XPath
6 28 (15.05%) T-SQL
7 24 (12.90%) Python
8 16 (8.60%) PL/SQL
9 12 (6.45%) Apex Code
9 12 (6.45%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 11 (5.91%) VB.NET
11 6 (3.23%) XQuery
12 5 (2.69%) Groovy
13 4 (2.15%) Assembly Language
13 4 (2.15%) COBOL
13 4 (2.15%) SOQL
14 3 (1.61%) SOSL
15 2 (1.08%) C
15 2 (1.08%) C++
15 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (30.11%) Degree
2 19 (10.22%) TOGAF Certification
3 9 (4.84%) ISEB
3 9 (4.84%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.15%) MCSA
5 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.08%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) MBA
7 1 (0.54%) OCP
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.37%) QA
2 6 (3.23%) GCP
3 3 (1.61%) ISO 14001
3 3 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.15%) Apache Flume
1 4 (2.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 8 (4.30%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.76%) Puppet
3 6 (3.23%) Terraform
4 4 (2.15%) CA Service Virtualization
4 4 (2.15%) Oozie
5 3 (1.61%) CloudHub
6 2 (1.08%) Ansible
7 1 (0.54%) Graylog
7 1 (0.54%) Kibana
7 1 (0.54%) Nagios
7 1 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 78 (41.94%) Oracle
2 28 (15.05%) MuleSoft
3 19 (10.22%) Cisco
4 18 (9.68%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (8.06%) IBM
5 15 (8.06%) Microsoft
6 13 (6.99%) Splunk
7 11 (5.91%) SAP
8 9 (4.84%) CA
8 9 (4.84%) Dynatrace
9 8 (4.30%) Remedy
10 7 (3.76%) Google
10 7 (3.76%) Virgin Media
11 6 (3.23%) Apigee
11 6 (3.23%) Dell
11 6 (3.23%) TIBCO
11 6 (3.23%) webMethods
11 6 (3.23%) WSO2
12 5 (2.69%) Talend
13 4 (2.15%) Tableau