Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 195 139 132
Rank change year-on-year -56 -7 -35
Permanent jobs citing XML 2,293 1,159 3,662
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.86% 2.41% 2.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.61% 5.49% 7.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,514 906 2,800
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,563 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +4.71%
75th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,625 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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 49,742 21,128 51,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.44% 43.96% 37.27%
Number of salaries quoted 32,219 17,986 42,960
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

XML
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for XML in the UK

XML
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing XML.

Salary trend for XML in the UK

XML
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing XML over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Salary histogram for XML in the UK

XML
Top 17 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 28 September 2021. 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 -60 1,955 £52,500 -5.83% 385
UK excluding London -48 1,185 £47,500 -5.00% 266
London -79 824 £60,000 -11.11% 146
Work from Home -54 552 £52,500 -12.50% 87
North of England -34 317 £47,500 -5.00% 65
South East -80 311 £47,500 -13.64% 62
South West -38 182 £45,000 -10.00% 36
Midlands -53 176 £42,500 +6.25% 43
Yorkshire -18 155 £53,750 +2.38% 18
North West -48 139 £47,750 -4.50% 38
West Midlands -45 118 £47,750 +6.11% 27
East of England -52 83 £52,500 +31.25% 28
Scotland -54 76 £45,000 -5.26% 24
East Midlands -48 58 £37,500 -6.25% 16
Wales -12 32 £52,275 +14.43% 7
North East -15 23 £38,750 -6.63% 9
Northern Ireland -47 8 £28,750 -54.90% 1

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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 1,066 (46.49%) JavaScript
2 1,025 (44.70%) JSON
3 1,008 (43.96%) SQL
4 977 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
5 839 (36.59%) HTML
6 779 (33.97%) Java
7 721 (31.44%) C#
8 689 (30.05%) REST
9 679 (29.61%) CSS
10 665 (29.00%) Web Services
11 643 (28.04%) .NET
12 589 (25.69%) Social Skills
13 565 (24.64%) SQL Server
14 561 (24.47%) SOAP
15 532 (23.20%) Git (software)
16 505 (22.02%) Azure
17 483 (21.06%) Finance
18 412 (17.97%) Microsoft
19 409 (17.84%) Software Engineering
20 394 (17.18%) DevOps
21 393 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
22 380 (16.57%) Degree
23 369 (16.09%) AngularJS
24 362 (15.79%) AWS
25 353 (15.39%) Scrum
26 346 (15.09%) Test Automation
26 346 (15.09%) React
27 338 (14.74%) Oracle
28 306 (13.34%) jQuery
29 302 (13.17%) Python

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
1 108 (4.71%) CMS
2 90 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
3 81 (3.53%) IIS
4 78 (3.40%) Tomcat
5 69 (3.01%) Confluence
6 55 (2.40%) WordPress
7 50 (2.18%) Apache
8 45 (1.96%) SAS
9 38 (1.66%) SharePoint
10 33 (1.44%) JBoss
11 31 (1.35%) WebSphere
12 30 (1.31%) nginx
13 29 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
14 22 (0.96%) Apache Spark
15 20 (0.87%) Mule
16 19 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 18 (0.78%) Drupal
17 18 (0.78%) Mule ESB
18 16 (0.70%) Umbraco
19 15 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 115 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.44%) FrameMaker
7 9 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.35%) InDesign
9 6 (0.26%) Sketch
10 5 (0.22%) Zeplin
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Smart View
12 2 (0.087%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.087%) Figma
12 2 (0.087%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.087%) SPSS
13 1 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.044%) Mingle
13 1 (0.044%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 43 (1.88%) NetSuite
2 34 (1.48%) Sentinel
3 23 (1.00%) SAP Business One
4 20 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
6 18 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
7 15 (0.65%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 14 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
8 14 (0.61%) Shopify
9 10 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
10 9 (0.39%) Magento
11 8 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
13 6 (0.26%) Elite 3E
14 5 (0.22%) SAP CRM
14 5 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
15 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
15 4 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HCM
15 4 (0.17%) SAP GTS
16 3 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 505 (22.02%) Azure
2 362 (15.79%) AWS
3 206 (8.98%) GitHub
4 154 (6.72%) Serverless
5 140 (6.11%) SaaS
6 111 (4.84%) Power Platform
7 103 (4.49%) Amazon S3
8 70 (3.05%) PaaS
9 66 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
10 59 (2.57%) AWS Lambda
11 58 (2.53%) Azure Logic Apps
12 54 (2.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 51 (2.22%) GCP
14 50 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
15 39 (1.70%) Microsoft 365
16 38 (1.66%) Boomi
17 36 (1.57%) Azure Sentinel
17 36 (1.57%) Twilio
18 35 (1.53%) CloudFront
19 34 (1.48%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 196 (8.55%) HTTP
2 55 (2.40%) SSL
3 47 (2.05%) Internet
4 37 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 35 (1.53%) Broadband
6 29 (1.26%) DNS
7 28 (1.22%) SMTP
8 20 (0.87%) VPN
9 17 (0.74%) Firewall
10 16 (0.70%) FTP
11 12 (0.52%) HTTPS
12 11 (0.48%) WebEx
13 9 (0.39%) 5G
13 9 (0.39%) MPLS
13 9 (0.39%) MQTT
14 8 (0.35%) BGP
14 8 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (0.35%) Network Security
14 8 (0.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 565 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 273 (11.91%) Relational Database
3 222 (9.68%) MySQL
4 175 (7.63%) PostgreSQL
5 160 (6.98%) MongoDB
6 129 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 122 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
8 113 (4.93%) NoSQL
9 97 (4.23%) Power BI
10 95 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 94 (4.10%) Oracle Database
12 56 (2.44%) RDBMS
13 51 (2.22%) Redis
14 47 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
15 43 (1.88%) Big Data
16 42 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 41 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
18 35 (1.53%) Amazon Aurora
19 31 (1.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
20 27 (1.18%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 532 (23.20%) Git (software)
2 222 (9.68%) JIRA
3 221 (9.64%) Jenkins
4 160 (6.98%) Visual Studio
5 135 (5.89%) Maven
6 112 (4.88%) Selenium
7 90 (3.92%) Subversion
8 87 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 84 (3.66%) JUnit
10 74 (3.23%) Cucumber
11 57 (2.49%) Bitbucket
12 54 (2.35%) Postman
13 48 (2.09%) Oracle APEX
13 48 (2.09%) webpack
14 36 (1.57%) Mockito
15 35 (1.53%) gulp
16 34 (1.48%) Cypress.io
17 32 (1.40%) IntelliJ
17 32 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 29 (1.26%) Mocha
General
1 589 (25.69%) Social Skills
2 483 (21.06%) Finance
3 244 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 177 (7.72%) Marketing
5 119 (5.19%) Law
6 110 (4.80%) Public Sector
7 105 (4.58%) Banking
8 82 (3.58%) Retail
9 71 (3.10%) Telecoms
10 66 (2.88%) Legal
11 61 (2.66%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 59 (2.57%) Presentation Skills
13 57 (2.49%) Games
14 50 (2.18%) Manufacturing
15 42 (1.83%) Documentation Skills
15 42 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
16 39 (1.70%) Electronics
17 36 (1.57%) Organisational Skills
18 35 (1.53%) Back Office
19 21 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,124 (49.02%) Developer
2 198 (8.63%) Software Developer
3 197 (8.59%) Analyst
4 196 (8.55%) .NET Developer
5 187 (8.16%) Software Engineer
6 179 (7.81%) Java Developer
7 150 (6.54%) Senior Developer
8 114 (4.97%) Full Stack Developer
9 102 (4.45%) Consultant
10 101 (4.40%) C# Developer
11 100 (4.36%) Architect
12 70 (3.05%) Senior Software Engineer
13 67 (2.92%) Junior
14 66 (2.88%) Tester
15 65 (2.83%) C# .NET Developer
16 62 (2.70%) SQL Developer
17 59 (2.57%) Lead Developer
18 54 (2.35%) Oracle Developer
19 49 (2.14%) PHP Developer
20 48 (2.09%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,025 (44.70%) JSON
2 839 (36.59%) HTML
3 689 (30.05%) REST
4 679 (29.61%) CSS
5 665 (29.00%) Web Services
6 643 (28.04%) .NET
7 561 (24.47%) SOAP
8 369 (16.09%) AngularJS
9 346 (15.09%) React
10 306 (13.34%) jQuery
11 274 (11.95%) Node.js
12 272 (11.86%) Spring
13 246 (10.73%) ASP.NET
14 236 (10.29%) XSLT
15 231 (10.07%) RESTful
16 208 (9.07%) HTML5
17 202 (8.81%) .NET Framework
18 171 (7.46%) Ajax
19 154 (6.72%) .NET Core
20 134 (5.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 196 (8.55%) User Experience
2 147 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
3 92 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
4 86 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 59 (2.57%) Management Information System
6 54 (2.35%) Data Structures
7 45 (1.96%) Life Science
8 43 (1.88%) Algorithms
9 36 (1.57%) Social Media
9 36 (1.57%) SWIFT
10 34 (1.48%) Client/Server
11 32 (1.40%) NHS
12 31 (1.35%) iPhone
13 28 (1.22%) Blog
13 28 (1.22%) Data Centre
14 25 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
15 20 (0.87%) Public Cloud
16 18 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
17 17 (0.74%) Video on Demand
17 17 (0.74%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 270 (11.77%) Linux
2 251 (10.95%) Windows
3 130 (5.67%) Unix
4 67 (2.92%) Windows Server
5 36 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 35 (1.53%) Android
6 35 (1.53%) Mac OS
7 17 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (0.65%) Windows 10
9 13 (0.57%) CentOS
10 9 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.17%) Debian
14 4 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.17%) Tizen
14 4 (0.17%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 977 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 409 (17.84%) Software Engineering
3 394 (17.18%) DevOps
4 393 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
5 353 (15.39%) Scrum
6 346 (15.09%) Test Automation
7 262 (11.43%) OO
8 259 (11.30%) Full Stack Development
9 258 (11.25%) SDLC
10 238 (10.38%) Computer Science
11 236 (10.29%) Microservices
12 234 (10.20%) TDD
13 217 (9.46%) MVC
14 212 (9.25%) Mentoring
15 196 (8.55%) Analytics
16 194 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
17 179 (7.81%) Workflow
18 174 (7.59%) Web Development
19 171 (7.46%) BDD
19 171 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,066 (46.49%) JavaScript
2 1,008 (43.96%) SQL
3 779 (33.97%) Java
4 721 (31.44%) C#
5 302 (13.17%) Python
6 271 (11.82%) PHP
7 171 (7.46%) T-SQL
8 151 (6.59%) TypeScript
9 112 (4.88%) C++
10 106 (4.62%) PowerShell
11 94 (4.10%) PL/SQL
12 92 (4.01%) Java 8
13 81 (3.53%) XPath
14 78 (3.40%) C
15 74 (3.23%) VB.NET
16 70 (3.05%) VB
17 65 (2.83%) Groovy
18 63 (2.75%) Perl
19 47 (2.05%) Ruby
20 44 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 380 (16.57%) Degree
2 114 (4.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (2.88%) Security Cleared
4 46 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 39 (1.70%) HND
6 37 (1.61%) ISTQB
7 36 (1.57%) HNC
8 34 (1.48%) GCFA
8 34 (1.48%) GCFE
8 34 (1.48%) GCIA
8 34 (1.48%) GCIH
8 34 (1.48%) SANS
9 27 (1.18%) ISEB
10 20 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 19 (0.83%) Master's Degree
12 12 (0.52%) DBS Check
13 11 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.39%) CCNP
16 8 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (10.73%) QA
2 55 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 42 (1.83%) CDISC
4 28 (1.22%) GDPR
5 27 (1.18%) SLA
6 24 (1.05%) Accessibility
7 14 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.52%) HL7
9 11 (0.48%) GRC
10 10 (0.44%) ISO 20022
11 8 (0.35%) ISO 15022
11 8 (0.35%) Solvency II
12 7 (0.31%) WCAG
13 5 (0.22%) MiFID
14 4 (0.17%) DICOM
14 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
14 4 (0.17%) PMO
15 3 (0.13%) EMIR
15 3 (0.13%) IFRS
15 3 (0.13%) NIST
System Software
1 221 (9.64%) Docker
2 51 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.92%) NDS
3 21 (0.92%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 17 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.31%) Ceph
7 6 (0.26%) vSphere
8 4 (0.17%) Firmware
9 2 (0.087%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.044%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.044%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 164 (7.15%) Kubernetes
2 57 (2.49%) Ansible
3 48 (2.09%) Terraform
4 24 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
5 23 (1.00%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 15 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (0.57%) Control-M
8 11 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (0.31%) Galera Cluster
9 7 (0.31%) HP UCMDB
10 6 (0.26%) Grafana
11 5 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.17%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.17%) Kubeflow
12 4 (0.17%) Puppet
13 3 (0.13%) Kibana
13 3 (0.13%) Prometheus
14 2 (0.087%) BMC PATROL
14 2 (0.087%) nmon
14 2 (0.087%) WMI
Vendors
1 412 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 338 (14.74%) Oracle
3 109 (4.75%) SAP
4 85 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
5 72 (3.14%) Google
6 69 (3.01%) ServiceNow
7 52 (2.27%) MuleSoft
8 41 (1.79%) IBM
9 33 (1.44%) LexisNexis
9 33 (1.44%) NetIQ
9 33 (1.44%) Xamarin
10 32 (1.40%) Adobe
11 31 (1.35%) BMC
11 31 (1.35%) HP
12 30 (1.31%) Bloomberg
13 24 (1.05%) Dell
13 24 (1.05%) Red Hat
14 23 (1.00%) ForgeRock
14 23 (1.00%) Sage
15 18 (0.78%) Informatica