Period
to 21 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 6 months to 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 95 74
Rank change year-on-year -39 -21 -15
Permanent jobs citing XML 3,537 5,352 7,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.58% 3.27% 4.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.89% 8.18% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,718 4,304 5,769
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

XML 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 51,320 65,415 70,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.47% 39.99% 40.19%
Number of salaries quoted 42,184 54,101 57,920
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,274 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.27% +2.55% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

XML
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in the UK

XML
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for XML in the UK

XML
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing XML over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Salary histogram for XML in the UK

XML
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing XML within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2019. 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 -38 3,271 £50,000 +5.26% 599
UK excluding London -39 2,193 £45,000 - 481
London -27 1,250 £62,500 +4.17% 164
South East -16 842 £45,000 - 134
North of England -18 488 £42,500 +6.25% 118
North West +5 317 £45,000 +12.50% 66
South West -35 298 £42,500 - 70
Midlands -36 238 £43,000 +1.18% 56
Yorkshire -42 154 £42,500 -2.86% 37
East of England -58 148 £45,000 - 57
West Midlands -44 135 £45,000 +2.27% 33
Scotland -37 126 £42,500 -5.56% 26
East Midlands +4 104 £37,500 -6.25% 23
Wales -44 41 £39,000 +4.00% 15
North East +7 17 £35,000 -17.65% 15
Northern Ireland -24 15 £45,000 +12.50% 4

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, IT jobs citing XML 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 XML.

1 1,685 (47.64%) SQL
2 1,517 (42.89%) JavaScript
3 1,426 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
4 1,388 (39.24%) HTML
5 1,377 (38.93%) C#
6 1,273 (35.99%) .NET
7 1,227 (34.69%) Java
8 1,198 (33.87%) SQL Server
9 1,170 (33.08%) JSON
10 1,013 (28.64%) CSS
11 945 (26.72%) Web Services
12 828 (23.41%) SOAP
13 787 (22.25%) REST
14 735 (20.78%) Finance
15 727 (20.55%) Microsoft
16 676 (19.11%) Oracle
17 638 (18.04%) Git (software)
18 609 (17.22%) MVC
19 604 (17.08%) jQuery
20 570 (16.12%) ASP.NET
21 557 (15.75%) Software Engineering
22 528 (14.93%) OO
23 524 (14.81%) Degree
24 502 (14.19%) AngularJS
25 473 (13.37%) Scrum
26 471 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
27 454 (12.84%) RESTful
28 439 (12.41%) Spring
29 417 (11.79%) Web Development
30 411 (11.62%) Windows

XML
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
1 189 (5.34%) CMS
2 175 (4.95%) IIS
3 154 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 141 (3.99%) Oracle Workflow
5 86 (2.43%) Confluence
6 83 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
7 79 (2.23%) Apache
7 79 (2.23%) SharePoint
8 78 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 69 (1.95%) WebSphere
10 68 (1.92%) WordPress
11 55 (1.55%) JBoss
12 50 (1.41%) Apache Solr
12 50 (1.41%) WebLogic
13 47 (1.33%) Joomla!
14 40 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 40 (1.13%) Drupal
15 38 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
16 35 (0.99%) Umbraco
17 21 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 84 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 71 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.31%) Sketch
9 6 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.14%) Maya
11 4 (0.11%) FrameMaker
11 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.11%) XMetaL
12 3 (0.085%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.057%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.057%) SPSS
14 1 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.028%) CATIA
14 1 (0.028%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.028%) Stata
Business Applications
1 102 (2.88%) Magento
2 86 (2.43%) Front Arena
2 86 (2.43%) Markit EDM
2 86 (2.43%) thinkFolio
3 40 (1.13%) Payment Gateway
4 36 (1.02%) SDL Web 8
5 29 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
5 29 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
6 26 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
7 25 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
8 21 (0.59%) NetSuite
9 12 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
10 10 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
11 9 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
12 8 (0.23%) Maximo
12 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
12 8 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
13 7 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
14 6 (0.17%) FastStats
15 5 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 395 (11.17%) Azure
2 323 (9.13%) AWS
3 147 (4.16%) SaaS
4 137 (3.87%) Serverless
5 78 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
6 75 (2.12%) Power Platform
7 73 (2.06%) GitHub
8 70 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
9 61 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
10 60 (1.70%) GCP
11 56 (1.58%) PaaS
12 50 (1.41%) Amazon S3
12 50 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
13 41 (1.16%) Office 365
14 31 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
15 29 (0.82%) Azure Functions
16 28 (0.79%) Slack
17 25 (0.71%) Datadog
18 24 (0.68%) Boomi
19 23 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 224 (6.33%) HTTP
2 136 (3.85%) Internet
3 51 (1.44%) FTP
3 51 (1.44%) SSL
4 42 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 31 (0.88%) HTTPS
6 29 (0.82%) DNS
7 27 (0.76%) SSH
8 23 (0.65%) WAN
9 22 (0.62%) LAN
10 20 (0.57%) SMTP
10 20 (0.57%) VPN
11 16 (0.45%) Broadband
11 16 (0.45%) Firewall
12 12 (0.34%) DHCP
12 12 (0.34%) X.509
13 11 (0.31%) MQTT
13 11 (0.31%) Network Security
14 10 (0.28%) FIX Connectivity
14 10 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,198 (33.87%) SQL Server
2 367 (10.38%) MySQL
3 278 (7.86%) Relational Database
4 189 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 151 (4.27%) NoSQL
6 150 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
7 142 (4.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 115 (3.25%) RDBMS
9 101 (2.86%) MongoDB
10 97 (2.74%) Oracle Database
11 94 (2.66%) Big Data
12 88 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
12 88 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 72 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
14 71 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 61 (1.72%) Power BI
16 51 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
17 46 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
18 43 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
19 41 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 638 (18.04%) Git (software)
2 326 (9.22%) JIRA
3 314 (8.88%) Visual Studio
4 292 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 278 (7.86%) Jenkins
6 189 (5.34%) JUnit
7 188 (5.32%) Maven
8 186 (5.26%) Selenium
9 182 (5.15%) Subversion
10 122 (3.45%) SpecFlow
11 111 (3.14%) Cucumber
12 109 (3.08%) Eclipse
13 106 (3.00%) NUnit
14 90 (2.54%) TeamCity
15 66 (1.87%) SoapUI
16 60 (1.70%) Bitbucket
17 54 (1.53%) Ant
18 53 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
18 53 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
19 51 (1.44%) JMeter
General
1 735 (20.78%) Finance
2 202 (5.71%) Retail
3 160 (4.52%) Front Office
4 151 (4.27%) Marketing
5 146 (4.13%) Banking
6 96 (2.71%) French Language
7 92 (2.60%) German Language
8 89 (2.52%) Spanish Language
9 88 (2.49%) Italian Language
10 83 (2.35%) Manufacturing
11 74 (2.09%) Dutch Language
12 61 (1.72%) Public Sector
13 57 (1.61%) Telecoms
14 55 (1.55%) Back Office
15 52 (1.47%) Games
16 45 (1.27%) Legal
17 39 (1.10%) Law
18 36 (1.02%) Advertising
19 32 (0.90%) Electronics
20 30 (0.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,945 (54.99%) Developer
2 446 (12.61%) Java Developer
3 391 (11.05%) Senior Developer
4 383 (10.83%) C# Developer
5 362 (10.23%) Software Developer
6 361 (10.21%) Analyst
7 352 (9.95%) .NET Developer
8 271 (7.66%) Consultant
9 218 (6.16%) Software Engineer
10 199 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
11 144 (4.07%) Architect
12 136 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
13 133 (3.76%) Applications Support
13 133 (3.76%) PHP Developer
14 130 (3.68%) C# Software Developer
15 111 (3.14%) Support Analyst
16 106 (3.00%) .NET Software Developer
17 102 (2.88%) Technical Consultant
18 99 (2.80%) Web Developer
19 94 (2.66%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,388 (39.24%) HTML
2 1,273 (35.99%) .NET
3 1,170 (33.08%) JSON
4 1,013 (28.64%) CSS
5 945 (26.72%) Web Services
6 828 (23.41%) SOAP
7 787 (22.25%) REST
8 604 (17.08%) jQuery
9 570 (16.12%) ASP.NET
10 502 (14.19%) AngularJS
11 454 (12.84%) RESTful
12 439 (12.41%) Spring
13 393 (11.11%) XSLT
14 364 (10.29%) Ajax
15 349 (9.87%) WCF
16 300 (8.48%) .NET Framework
17 286 (8.09%) HTML5
18 272 (7.69%) J2EE
19 260 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web API
20 228 (6.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 262 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
3 177 (5.00%) User Experience
4 154 (4.35%) Fixed Income
5 143 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
6 132 (3.73%) Equities
7 125 (3.53%) Management Information System
8 123 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
9 115 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 106 (3.00%) Hedge funds
11 104 (2.94%) Derivative
12 100 (2.83%) Mobile App
13 78 (2.21%) Virtual Team
14 66 (1.87%) Reinsurance
15 46 (1.30%) Algorithms
16 45 (1.27%) AS400
16 45 (1.27%) iSeries
17 44 (1.24%) Client/Server
18 36 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
18 36 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 411 (11.62%) Windows
2 385 (10.88%) Linux
3 217 (6.14%) Unix
4 159 (4.50%) Android
5 126 (3.56%) Apple iOS
6 58 (1.64%) Windows Server
7 36 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 33 (0.93%) Windows 10
9 32 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 28 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (0.62%) CentOS
13 14 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.40%) Solaris
14 10 (0.28%) Fedora
15 8 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.20%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,426 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 609 (17.22%) MVC
3 557 (15.75%) Software Engineering
4 528 (14.93%) OO
5 473 (13.37%) Scrum
6 471 (13.32%) Problem-Solving
7 417 (11.79%) Web Development
8 409 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
8 409 (11.56%) TDD
9 404 (11.42%) Test Automation
10 335 (9.47%) Computer Science
11 333 (9.41%) DevOps
12 329 (9.30%) SDLC
13 263 (7.44%) Workflow
14 248 (7.01%) E-Commerce
15 239 (6.76%) Project Management
16 238 (6.73%) Unit Testing
17 230 (6.50%) BDD
18 227 (6.42%) Microservices
19 226 (6.39%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,685 (47.64%) SQL
2 1,517 (42.89%) JavaScript
3 1,377 (38.93%) C#
4 1,227 (34.69%) Java
5 394 (11.14%) Python
6 343 (9.70%) PHP
7 305 (8.62%) T-SQL
8 190 (5.37%) VB.NET
9 173 (4.89%) C++
10 150 (4.24%) VB
11 146 (4.13%) PowerShell
12 133 (3.76%) PL/SQL
13 127 (3.59%) XPath
14 117 (3.31%) C
15 107 (3.03%) Ruby
16 92 (2.60%) Perl
17 91 (2.57%) Shell Script
18 89 (2.52%) Java 8
19 69 (1.95%) TypeScript
19 69 (1.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 524 (14.81%) Degree
2 176 (4.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 115 (3.25%) Security Cleared
4 52 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 42 (1.19%) ISTQB
6 28 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (0.68%) PMI Certification
8 19 (0.54%) ISEB
9 18 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (0.48%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.34%) HND
11 12 (0.34%) MCP
12 10 (0.28%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.23%) PMP
14 7 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.14%) CCNP
15 5 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.14%) HNC
15 5 (0.14%) MCITP
15 5 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (8.68%) QA
2 37 (1.05%) SLA
3 29 (0.82%) GDPR
4 23 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.54%) HMG Infosec
5 19 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 19 (0.54%) JSP 440
6 16 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.37%) PMO
8 10 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.14%) HL7
9 5 (0.14%) ISO 20022
9 5 (0.14%) WCAG
10 4 (0.11%) Def Stans
10 4 (0.11%) ISO 15022
10 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.057%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.057%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.057%) MiFID
System Software
1 178 (5.03%) Docker
2 77 (2.18%) Active Directory
3 35 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
5 15 (0.42%) vSphere
6 9 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.25%) XenApp
7 6 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.11%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.11%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.057%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.028%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.028%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.028%) KVM
10 1 (0.028%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.028%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 53 (1.50%) Ansible
2 45 (1.27%) Kubernetes
3 39 (1.10%) Terraform
4 30 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
5 28 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
6 19 (0.54%) Automic
6 19 (0.54%) Puppet
7 16 (0.45%) HP ALM
8 15 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
10 11 (0.31%) SCCM
11 10 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
12 9 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
13 8 (0.23%) Control-M
13 8 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (0.20%) WMI
15 6 (0.17%) BladeLogic
15 6 (0.17%) Rancher
15 6 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 727 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 676 (19.11%) Oracle
3 117 (3.31%) SAP
4 103 (2.91%) SimCorp
5 99 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
6 96 (2.71%) ServiceNow
7 90 (2.54%) Charles River
8 88 (2.49%) Calypso
9 80 (2.26%) Google
10 77 (2.18%) IBM
11 70 (1.98%) Adobe
12 58 (1.64%) MuleSoft
13 41 (1.16%) Red Hat
14 40 (1.13%) hybris
14 40 (1.13%) VMware
15 37 (1.05%) Elastic Path
16 36 (1.02%) Atlassian
16 36 (1.02%) Interwoven
17 34 (0.96%) Splunk
17 34 (0.96%) Xamarin