Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 186 148 108
Rank change year-on-year -38 -40 -16
Permanent jobs citing XML 1,448 2,684 4,505
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 2.36% 3.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.36% 6.00% 7.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,134 2,155 3,628
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,938 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 33,180 44,737 58,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.21% 39.41% 39.15%
Number of salaries quoted 26,745 37,159 48,214
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 -39 1,276 £55,000 +10.00% 351
UK excluding London -70 757 £47,500 +5.56% 252
London -31 582 £65,000 +8.33% 119
Work from Home -82 262 £50,000 -9.09% 60
South East -65 227 £50,000 +11.11% 49
North of England -46 172 £47,500 +5.56% 79
South West -51 108 £50,000 +17.65% 39
Scotland +16 91 £40,000 -17.95% 11
Midlands -43 87 £42,500 - 36
North West -46 86 £47,500 +5.56% 41
Yorkshire -16 70 £55,000 +46.67% 30
East of England -8 60 £46,250 +8.82% 29
West Midlands -11 56 £43,500 -3.33% 26
East Midlands -16 31 £40,000 -3.03% 10
North East +6 16 £37,500 - 8
Northern Ireland +14 9 £50,000 +8.11% 5
Wales -1 3 £35,000 -26.32% 4

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 686 (47.38%) SQL
2 609 (42.06%) JavaScript
3 593 (40.95%) JSON
4 577 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
5 572 (39.50%) HTML
6 499 (34.46%) CSS
7 478 (33.01%) .NET
8 441 (30.46%) C#
9 405 (27.97%) Web Services
10 399 (27.56%) Java
11 392 (27.07%) Azure
12 369 (25.48%) Finance
13 360 (24.86%) REST
14 359 (24.79%) SQL Server
15 330 (22.79%) SOAP
16 254 (17.54%) jQuery
17 247 (17.06%) Git (software)
17 247 (17.06%) Microsoft
18 239 (16.51%) Problem-Solving
19 230 (15.88%) OO
20 229 (15.81%) ASP.NET
21 220 (15.19%) DevOps
22 219 (15.12%) Degree
23 217 (14.99%) Scrum
24 206 (14.23%) AngularJS
25 205 (14.16%) AWS
26 193 (13.33%) Test Automation
27 187 (12.91%) Linux
28 183 (12.64%) RESTful
29 182 (12.57%) Web Development

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 80 (5.52%) Apache
2 77 (5.32%) SharePoint
3 73 (5.04%) Confluence
4 72 (4.97%) Tomcat
5 55 (3.80%) IIS
6 47 (3.25%) CMS
7 37 (2.56%) JBoss
8 28 (1.93%) SAS
9 21 (1.45%) Mule
9 21 (1.45%) Mule ESB
9 21 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 21 (1.45%) Red Hat Fuse
10 19 (1.31%) Apache Spark
10 19 (1.31%) WordPress
11 18 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
12 17 (1.17%) EPiServer
12 17 (1.17%) WebSphere
13 16 (1.10%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 62 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.55%) Figma
6 7 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.35%) FrameMaker
8 4 (0.28%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.28%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 4 (0.28%) PTC Creo
8 4 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.069%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.069%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.069%) Sketch
10 1 (0.069%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 56 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (1.38%) Magento
4 19 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
6 9 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
6 9 (0.62%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 8 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (0.55%) SAP CRM
8 7 (0.48%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 4 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.28%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 392 (27.07%) Azure
2 205 (14.16%) AWS
3 147 (10.15%) SaaS
4 133 (9.19%) Power Platform
5 96 (6.63%) Dynamics 365
6 60 (4.14%) PaaS
7 44 (3.04%) GitHub
7 44 (3.04%) PowerApps
8 30 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (2.00%) Serverless
10 28 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
11 27 (1.86%) Microsoft 365
12 23 (1.59%) GCP
13 19 (1.31%) Boomi
13 19 (1.31%) IaaS
14 16 (1.10%) npm
14 16 (1.10%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 15 (1.04%) Datadog
16 14 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
16 14 (0.97%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 70 (4.83%) HTTP
2 54 (3.73%) TCP/IP
3 51 (3.52%) SSL
4 29 (2.00%) VPN
5 22 (1.52%) Firewall
6 16 (1.10%) FTP
6 16 (1.10%) Internet
7 13 (0.90%) SMTP
8 12 (0.83%) DNS
9 10 (0.69%) LAN
9 10 (0.69%) WAN
10 9 (0.62%) IMAP
11 4 (0.28%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.28%) Network Security
11 4 (0.28%) SMS
11 4 (0.28%) SSH
12 3 (0.21%) FIX Connectivity
12 3 (0.21%) Intranet
12 3 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (0.21%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (24.79%) SQL Server
2 128 (8.84%) Relational Database
3 119 (8.22%) MySQL
4 106 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 88 (6.08%) MongoDB
6 85 (5.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
7 70 (4.83%) NoSQL
8 64 (4.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 61 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
10 58 (4.01%) Power BI
11 43 (2.97%) Big Data
11 43 (2.97%) Data Lake
12 41 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
13 38 (2.62%) RDBMS
14 29 (2.00%) Oracle Database
15 23 (1.59%) Tableau
16 22 (1.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 19 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 19 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 247 (17.06%) Git (software)
2 139 (9.60%) JIRA
3 131 (9.05%) Visual Studio
4 103 (7.11%) Jenkins
5 89 (6.15%) JUnit
6 59 (4.07%) Selenium
6 59 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 57 (3.94%) Maven
8 41 (2.83%) Eclipse
9 39 (2.69%) IntelliJ
10 34 (2.35%) GitLab
11 31 (2.14%) Cucumber
11 31 (2.14%) Subversion
12 28 (1.93%) Postman
13 20 (1.38%) Artifactory
14 19 (1.31%) Gradle
14 19 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 19 (1.31%) TeamCity
15 16 (1.10%) Ant
15 16 (1.10%) Mocha
General
1 369 (25.48%) Finance
2 95 (6.56%) Banking
3 80 (5.52%) Marketing
4 60 (4.14%) Public Sector
5 41 (2.83%) Retail
6 37 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 36 (2.49%) Private Banking
8 35 (2.42%) Legal
9 32 (2.21%) Law
9 32 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 28 (1.93%) Telecoms
11 24 (1.66%) Back Office
12 20 (1.38%) Electronics
13 17 (1.17%) Front Office
14 16 (1.10%) Advertising
15 10 (0.69%) Publishing
16 9 (0.62%) Czech Language
16 9 (0.62%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.55%) Automotive
18 7 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 770 (53.18%) Developer
2 158 (10.91%) Senior Developer
3 151 (10.43%) .NET Developer
4 149 (10.29%) Consultant
5 114 (7.87%) Analyst
6 111 (7.67%) C# Developer
7 103 (7.11%) Java Developer
8 96 (6.63%) Software Developer
9 86 (5.94%) Architect
10 85 (5.87%) Software Engineer
11 81 (5.59%) Full Stack Developer
12 80 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
13 71 (4.90%) Technical Consultant
14 55 (3.80%) PHP Developer
15 49 (3.38%) Technical Leader
16 47 (3.25%) Programmer
17 46 (3.18%) Web Developer
18 40 (2.76%) Applications Developer
18 40 (2.76%) SQL Developer
19 39 (2.69%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 593 (40.95%) JSON
2 572 (39.50%) HTML
3 499 (34.46%) CSS
4 478 (33.01%) .NET
5 405 (27.97%) Web Services
6 360 (24.86%) REST
7 330 (22.79%) SOAP
8 254 (17.54%) jQuery
9 229 (15.81%) ASP.NET
10 206 (14.23%) AngularJS
11 183 (12.64%) RESTful
12 140 (9.67%) HTML5
13 136 (9.39%) React
14 134 (9.25%) XSLT
15 132 (9.12%) Spring
16 118 (8.15%) Ajax
17 116 (8.01%) .NET Framework
18 107 (7.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 100 (6.91%) XSD
20 95 (6.56%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (7.04%) User Experience
3 84 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
4 66 (4.56%) Management Information System
5 61 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
6 55 (3.80%) Mobile App
7 29 (2.00%) Public Cloud
8 27 (1.86%) Data Structures
8 27 (1.86%) NHS
9 21 (1.45%) Fixed Income
9 21 (1.45%) Life Science
10 20 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (1.31%) CMDB
12 18 (1.24%) Algorithms
13 17 (1.17%) Derivative
14 13 (0.90%) Cloud Native
15 12 (0.83%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.76%) N-Tier
16 11 (0.76%) Virtual Team
17 10 (0.69%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 187 (12.91%) Linux
2 113 (7.80%) Windows
3 75 (5.18%) Unix
4 45 (3.11%) Android
5 39 (2.69%) Windows Server
6 38 (2.62%) Apple iOS
7 18 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.69%) CentOS
10 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.35%) SUSE
11 5 (0.35%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.069%) Solaris
14 1 (0.069%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 577 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (16.51%) Problem-Solving
3 230 (15.88%) OO
4 220 (15.19%) DevOps
5 217 (14.99%) Scrum
6 193 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 182 (12.57%) MVC
7 182 (12.57%) Web Development
8 159 (10.98%) Software Engineering
9 158 (10.91%) Microservices
10 157 (10.84%) OOP
11 154 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
12 151 (10.43%) TDD
13 118 (8.15%) Computer Science
14 117 (8.08%) Fintech
15 113 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
16 110 (7.60%) CRM
16 110 (7.60%) SDLC
17 102 (7.04%) ETL
18 95 (6.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 686 (47.38%) SQL
2 609 (42.06%) JavaScript
3 441 (30.46%) C#
4 399 (27.56%) Java
5 168 (11.60%) Python
6 140 (9.67%) PHP
7 90 (6.22%) T-SQL
8 60 (4.14%) PL/SQL
9 57 (3.94%) TypeScript
10 50 (3.45%) XPath
11 47 (3.25%) C++
11 47 (3.25%) PowerShell
12 44 (3.04%) VB.NET
13 37 (2.56%) Bash Shell
14 36 (2.49%) Perl
15 32 (2.21%) Java 8
16 26 (1.80%) Ruby
17 23 (1.59%) C
18 19 (1.31%) Apex Code
19 18 (1.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 219 (15.12%) Degree
2 61 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (1.86%) Security Cleared
4 18 (1.24%) ISTQB
5 16 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (1.10%) SC Cleared
6 11 (0.76%) ISEB
6 11 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 10 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.48%) ACCA
9 7 (0.48%) CIMA
9 7 (0.48%) HND
10 5 (0.35%) CISA
10 5 (0.35%) CISM
10 5 (0.35%) CISSP
10 5 (0.35%) ISSAP
10 5 (0.35%) ISSEP
11 4 (0.28%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (10.98%) QA
2 37 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (2.14%) CDISC
4 28 (1.93%) Data Quality
5 18 (1.24%) GDPR
6 8 (0.55%) Good Clinical Practice
7 7 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.41%) SLA
9 5 (0.35%) COBIT
9 5 (0.35%) NIST
10 4 (0.28%) GRC
11 2 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.14%) HL7
11 2 (0.14%) MiFID
11 2 (0.14%) NCSC
11 2 (0.14%) PMO
11 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.14%) SOC 2
12 1 (0.069%) GxP
12 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 91 (6.28%) Docker
2 39 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.90%) NDS
4 13 (0.90%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 5 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.35%) vSphere
6 2 (0.14%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.069%) Ceph
7 1 (0.069%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.069%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 42 (2.90%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.86%) Puppet
3 25 (1.73%) Ansible
4 23 (1.59%) Terraform
5 19 (1.31%) HP UCMDB
6 14 (0.97%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 7 (0.48%) Argo
7 7 (0.48%) Grafana
7 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.48%) SCOM
7 7 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.41%) Control-M
8 6 (0.41%) Kibana
9 3 (0.21%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.21%) Nmap
9 3 (0.21%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.14%) SCCM
11 1 (0.069%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 247 (17.06%) Microsoft
2 166 (11.46%) Oracle
3 72 (4.97%) ServiceNow
4 59 (4.07%) SAP
5 43 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
6 38 (2.62%) Google
7 33 (2.28%) Adobe
7 33 (2.28%) Databricks
8 32 (2.21%) BMC
9 31 (2.14%) HP
10 29 (2.00%) Remedy
11 28 (1.93%) AppDynamics
12 23 (1.59%) MuleSoft
13 21 (1.45%) Atlassian
14 20 (1.38%) IBM
15 19 (1.31%) Red Hat
15 19 (1.31%) VMware
16 16 (1.10%) ForgeRock
17 15 (1.04%) NetIQ
18 14 (0.97%) JD Edwards