Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 119 92
Rank change year-on-year -23 -27 -23
Permanent jobs citing XML 1,556 3,998 5,796
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.34% 2.80% 3.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.71% 7.41% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,358 3,277 4,821
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £30,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 27,242 53,924 69,567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.93% 37.70% 40.23%
Number of salaries quoted 22,489 44,444 57,806
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

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 4 August 2020.

Salary histogram for XML in the UK

XML
Top 18 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 4 August 2020. 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 -22 1,457 £55,000 +10.00% 207
UK excluding London -19 932 £47,500 +5.56% 170
London -23 577 £65,000 +4.00% 48
South East -17 344 £52,500 +16.67% 43
North of England -2 221 £47,500 +10.47% 49
Work from Home +25 163 £55,000 +10.00% 33
South West +16 142 £45,000 - 22
North West -20 118 £48,000 +6.67% 26
Yorkshire +55 98 £46,250 +8.82% 19
Midlands -9 98 £45,000 +5.26% 28
East of England +22 68 £42,500 -5.56% 16
West Midlands -9 62 £45,000 -2.17% 13
Scotland +20 48 £48,750 +14.71% 6
East Midlands +22 36 £40,000 +6.67% 15
Wales -1 7 £47,500 +18.75% 6
North East +10 5 £41,500 -2.35% 4
Isle of Man - 4 £47,500 -
Northern Ireland +1 3 £70,000 +55.56%

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 693 (44.54%) JavaScript
2 656 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
3 643 (41.32%) SQL
4 628 (40.36%) HTML
5 602 (38.69%) JSON
6 579 (37.21%) C#
7 531 (34.13%) .NET
8 515 (33.10%) CSS
9 473 (30.40%) Java
10 463 (29.76%) SQL Server
11 416 (26.74%) Web Services
12 394 (25.32%) SOAP
13 371 (23.84%) REST
14 315 (20.24%) Finance
15 300 (19.28%) Git (software)
16 295 (18.96%) Azure
17 264 (16.97%) AngularJS
18 262 (16.84%) Microsoft
19 260 (16.71%) Degree
20 237 (15.23%) jQuery
21 231 (14.85%) ASP.NET
21 231 (14.85%) Scrum
22 224 (14.40%) Python
23 220 (14.14%) MVC
24 209 (13.43%) OO
25 203 (13.05%) Problem-Solving
26 202 (12.98%) RESTful
27 199 (12.79%) Software Engineering
27 199 (12.79%) DevOps
28 196 (12.60%) Oracle

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
1 100 (6.43%) IIS
2 73 (4.69%) Tomcat
3 66 (4.24%) CMS
4 63 (4.05%) Confluence
5 36 (2.31%) Apache
6 32 (2.06%) WordPress
7 27 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
8 25 (1.61%) SharePoint
9 22 (1.41%) Apache Spark
10 20 (1.29%) JBoss
11 18 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
12 17 (1.09%) EPiServer
12 17 (1.09%) Red Hat Fuse
13 16 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (0.96%) WebSphere
15 14 (0.90%) Joomla!
16 13 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (0.71%) ExpressionEngine
18 8 (0.51%) Drupal
18 8 (0.51%) MQSeries
Applications
1 81 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.32%) MadCap Flare
7 4 (0.26%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) SPSS
9 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.064%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 40 (2.57%) Magento
2 37 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 32 (2.06%) Remedy ITSM
4 27 (1.74%) NetSuite
5 21 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
6 13 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
7 11 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
8 6 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.39%) SAP SD
8 6 (0.39%) Shopify
9 5 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.32%) Infor CRM
9 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.32%) Sage X3
9 5 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.26%) assyst
10 4 (0.26%) Exchequer
10 4 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 295 (18.96%) Azure
2 182 (11.70%) AWS
3 76 (4.88%) SaaS
4 58 (3.73%) GitHub
5 42 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
6 41 (2.63%) Power Platform
7 33 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (1.93%) Serverless
9 28 (1.80%) PaaS
10 25 (1.61%) IaaS
11 18 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
12 16 (1.03%) Azure Functions
13 13 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (0.84%) GCP
14 11 (0.71%) Office 365
15 10 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (0.64%) Firebase
16 9 (0.58%) Mavenlink
17 8 (0.51%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 130 (8.35%) HTTP
2 58 (3.73%) TCP/IP
3 52 (3.34%) SSL
4 41 (2.63%) VPN
5 35 (2.25%) FTP
5 35 (2.25%) Internet
6 22 (1.41%) DNS
7 15 (0.96%) Firewall
8 11 (0.71%) Intranet
9 8 (0.51%) FIX Connectivity
9 8 (0.51%) IMAP
9 8 (0.51%) LAN
9 8 (0.51%) RTP
9 8 (0.51%) SMTP
10 6 (0.39%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.32%) Network Security
11 5 (0.32%) Skype
11 5 (0.32%) WAN
12 4 (0.26%) SSH
13 3 (0.19%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 463 (29.76%) SQL Server
2 175 (11.25%) MySQL
3 121 (7.78%) Relational Database
4 99 (6.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 97 (6.23%) MongoDB
6 90 (5.78%) NoSQL
7 83 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 75 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
9 52 (3.34%) RDBMS
10 51 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
11 42 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 40 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 36 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 35 (2.25%) Big Data
14 35 (2.25%) Power BI
15 31 (1.99%) DB2
16 27 (1.74%) OLAP
16 27 (1.74%) OLTP
16 27 (1.74%) Oracle Database
17 26 (1.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 300 (19.28%) Git (software)
2 166 (10.67%) Jenkins
3 142 (9.13%) Visual Studio
4 132 (8.48%) JIRA
5 89 (5.72%) Maven
6 83 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 79 (5.08%) JUnit
8 73 (4.69%) Selenium
9 51 (3.28%) Eclipse
10 46 (2.96%) Subversion
11 44 (2.83%) SoapUI
12 41 (2.63%) Mockito
13 33 (2.12%) Cucumber
13 33 (2.12%) SonarQube
14 29 (1.86%) DbUnit
14 29 (1.86%) jMock
15 25 (1.61%) NUnit
16 24 (1.54%) Cypress.io
17 23 (1.48%) GitLab
17 23 (1.48%) Gradle
General
1 315 (20.24%) Finance
2 73 (4.69%) Banking
3 60 (3.86%) Retail
4 27 (1.74%) Public Sector
5 24 (1.54%) Front Office
6 23 (1.48%) Marketing
7 17 (1.09%) Aerospace
7 17 (1.09%) Back Office
7 17 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 15 (0.96%) Legal
8 15 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.84%) Law
10 12 (0.77%) Games
10 12 (0.77%) Local Government
11 9 (0.58%) Private Banking
12 7 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.32%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 888 (57.07%) Developer
2 178 (11.44%) Analyst
3 175 (11.25%) Senior Developer
4 146 (9.38%) .NET Developer
5 137 (8.80%) Java Developer
6 135 (8.68%) C# Developer
7 123 (7.90%) Consultant
8 110 (7.07%) Software Developer
9 81 (5.21%) Software Engineer
10 76 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 76 (4.88%) PHP Developer
11 68 (4.37%) Architect
12 56 (3.60%) ServiceNow Developer
13 53 (3.41%) Technical Consultant
14 51 (3.28%) Applications Support
14 51 (3.28%) Support Analyst
15 46 (2.96%) SQL Developer
16 42 (2.70%) Test Engineer
17 41 (2.63%) Junior
18 38 (2.44%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 628 (40.36%) HTML
2 602 (38.69%) JSON
3 531 (34.13%) .NET
4 515 (33.10%) CSS
5 416 (26.74%) Web Services
6 394 (25.32%) SOAP
7 371 (23.84%) REST
8 264 (16.97%) AngularJS
9 237 (15.23%) jQuery
10 231 (14.85%) ASP.NET
11 202 (12.98%) RESTful
12 194 (12.47%) Ajax
13 176 (11.31%) .NET Framework
14 158 (10.15%) Spring
15 123 (7.90%) XSLT
16 121 (7.78%) .NET Core
17 119 (7.65%) Node.js
18 108 (6.94%) WCF
19 101 (6.49%) HTML5
19 101 (6.49%) React
Miscellaneous
1 151 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
3 54 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 52 (3.34%) User Experience
5 35 (2.25%) Reference Data
6 30 (1.93%) Reinsurance
7 28 (1.80%) Data Structures
8 26 (1.67%) Fixed Income
8 26 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.35%) CMDB
10 20 (1.29%) Public Cloud
11 19 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (1.22%) iSeries
12 18 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 18 (1.16%) Derivative
13 17 (1.09%) AS400
14 16 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (0.90%) Driving Licence
15 14 (0.90%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 192 (12.34%) Linux
2 147 (9.45%) Windows
3 92 (5.91%) Unix
4 81 (5.21%) Android
5 67 (4.31%) Apple iOS
6 32 (2.06%) Windows Server
7 23 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.16%) Ubuntu
9 17 (1.09%) CentOS
10 13 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
12 10 (0.64%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.45%) HPUX
14 6 (0.39%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.32%) Android TV
15 5 (0.32%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.13%) Debian
17 2 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 656 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (14.85%) Scrum
3 220 (14.14%) MVC
4 209 (13.43%) OO
5 203 (13.05%) Problem-Solving
6 199 (12.79%) DevOps
6 199 (12.79%) Software Engineering
7 186 (11.95%) Test Automation
8 174 (11.18%) TDD
9 144 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
10 141 (9.06%) Computer Science
10 141 (9.06%) Microservices
11 125 (8.03%) ITIL
12 119 (7.65%) Data Modelling
13 116 (7.46%) BDD
13 116 (7.46%) Web Development
14 111 (7.13%) OOP
14 111 (7.13%) SDLC
15 107 (6.88%) Fintech
15 107 (6.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 693 (44.54%) JavaScript
2 643 (41.32%) SQL
3 579 (37.21%) C#
4 473 (30.40%) Java
5 224 (14.40%) Python
6 162 (10.41%) PHP
7 101 (6.49%) T-SQL
8 87 (5.59%) PowerShell
9 85 (5.46%) C++
10 61 (3.92%) Ruby
11 59 (3.79%) VB
12 56 (3.60%) TypeScript
13 48 (3.08%) C
14 44 (2.83%) PL/SQL
15 42 (2.70%) VB.NET
16 40 (2.57%) Bash Shell
17 39 (2.51%) VBA
18 33 (2.12%) Java 8
19 31 (1.99%) Shell Script
20 30 (1.93%) R
Qualifications
1 260 (16.71%) Degree
2 91 (5.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 89 (5.72%) Security Cleared
4 55 (3.53%) SC Cleared
5 19 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 15 (0.96%) Master's Degree
7 14 (0.90%) AWS Certification
8 13 (0.84%) ISTQB
9 12 (0.77%) HND
10 11 (0.71%) DBS Check
10 11 (0.71%) MCITP
10 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.45%) CEH
11 7 (0.45%) GWAPT
11 7 (0.45%) OSCP
12 5 (0.32%) ISEB
12 5 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.19%) HNC
13 3 (0.19%) PhD
14 2 (0.13%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (8.74%) QA
2 34 (2.19%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.16%) SLA
4 15 (0.96%) GDPR
5 6 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
5 6 (0.39%) NCSC
6 5 (0.32%) PMO
7 3 (0.19%) HL7
7 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.064%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.064%) RosettaNet
9 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 95 (6.11%) Docker
2 44 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 31 (1.99%) vSphere
5 13 (0.84%) NFS
6 7 (0.45%) NDS
6 7 (0.45%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.064%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.064%) HDFS
9 1 (0.064%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.064%) iptables
9 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.064%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.064%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 46 (2.96%) Kubernetes
2 25 (1.61%) Ansible
3 22 (1.41%) Puppet
4 20 (1.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 19 (1.22%) HP UCMDB
5 19 (1.22%) Terraform
6 15 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.51%) HP ALM
9 7 (0.45%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 6 (0.39%) Packer
10 6 (0.39%) Rancher
10 6 (0.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 6 (0.39%) vRealize
10 6 (0.39%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.19%) Control-M
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 262 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 196 (12.60%) Oracle
3 110 (7.07%) ServiceNow
4 50 (3.21%) Google
5 45 (2.89%) VMware
6 43 (2.76%) SAP
7 37 (2.38%) Atlassian
8 36 (2.31%) Xamarin
9 33 (2.12%) Remedy
10 30 (1.93%) IBM
11 28 (1.80%) HP
12 23 (1.48%) NetIQ
13 22 (1.41%) MuleSoft
14 19 (1.22%) BMC
14 19 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
15 18 (1.16%) TIBCO
16 16 (1.03%) Guidewire
16 16 (1.03%) Red Hat
17 14 (0.90%) Adobe
18 13 (0.84%) CheckPoint