Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 197 149 115
Rank change year-on-year -48 -34 -24
Permanent jobs citing XML 1,840 1,834 4,245
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 2.29% 2.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.16% 5.75% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,321 1,493 3,366
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 44,205 31,922 54,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 39.85% 37.94%
Number of salaries quoted 29,529 26,523 45,380
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,750 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £91,250 £85,550
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -53 1,605 £55,000 +0.92% 356
UK excluding London -52 979 £47,500 - 249
London -38 709 £62,500 -3.85% 124
Work from Home -69 425 £51,000 -7.27% 85
South East -83 263 £50,000 - 52
North of England -42 244 £52,500 +16.67% 65
Midlands -15 135 £42,500 -6.08% 49
South West -68 133 £42,500 -5.56% 34
Yorkshire -16 129 £57,500 +27.78% 29
North West -54 105 £47,500 - 29
Scotland -11 92 £40,000 -20.00% 11
West Midlands -31 89 £47,500 +3.26% 29
East of England -25 77 £52,500 +16.67% 31
East Midlands -17 46 £40,000 - 20
Wales -1 22 £48,750 +2.63% 6
Northern Ireland -20 13 £50,000 -28.57% 1
North East -16 10 £39,500 +1.94% 7

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 866 (47.07%) SQL
2 808 (43.91%) JavaScript
3 792 (43.04%) JSON
4 714 (38.80%) HTML
5 692 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
6 595 (32.34%) CSS
7 572 (31.09%) Java
8 564 (30.65%) C#
8 564 (30.65%) .NET
9 550 (29.89%) Web Services
10 519 (28.21%) REST
11 489 (26.58%) Social Skills
12 464 (25.22%) SOAP
13 443 (24.08%) SQL Server
14 433 (23.53%) Finance
15 425 (23.10%) Azure
16 397 (21.58%) Git (software)
17 338 (18.37%) Microsoft
18 313 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
19 293 (15.92%) AWS
20 269 (14.62%) Oracle
21 266 (14.46%) Test Automation
21 266 (14.46%) Software Engineering
22 263 (14.29%) jQuery
23 262 (14.24%) Scrum
24 257 (13.97%) DevOps
25 255 (13.86%) AngularJS
26 243 (13.21%) ASP.NET
26 243 (13.21%) OO
27 240 (13.04%) Degree

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 88 (4.78%) IIS
2 85 (4.62%) Tomcat
3 69 (3.75%) Apache
4 67 (3.64%) CMS
5 61 (3.32%) Confluence
5 61 (3.32%) SharePoint
6 35 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 35 (1.90%) WebSphere
7 32 (1.74%) JBoss
8 30 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
9 26 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 24 (1.30%) SAS
11 23 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
12 18 (0.98%) WordPress
13 17 (0.92%) EPiServer
14 15 (0.82%) Apache Spark
14 15 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (0.82%) nginx
15 14 (0.76%) Mule ESB
15 14 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 70 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.65%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.43%) Figma
8 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.33%) InDesign
9 6 (0.33%) Sketch
10 4 (0.22%) FrameMaker
10 4 (0.22%) Zeplin
11 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.11%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.054%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 1 (0.054%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 26 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.87%) NetSuite
5 13 (0.71%) Magento
5 13 (0.71%) SAP Business One
6 12 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
6 12 (0.65%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 11 (0.60%) Shopify
8 8 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 4 (0.22%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 425 (23.10%) Azure
2 293 (15.92%) AWS
3 159 (8.64%) SaaS
4 135 (7.34%) Power Platform
5 109 (5.92%) GitHub
6 84 (4.57%) Serverless
7 67 (3.64%) PaaS
8 63 (3.42%) Dynamics 365
9 41 (2.23%) Microsoft 365
10 40 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
10 40 (2.17%) PowerApps
11 32 (1.74%) Amazon S3
12 29 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
13 28 (1.52%) Boomi
13 28 (1.52%) GCP
14 25 (1.36%) Azure Service Bus
14 25 (1.36%) Datadog
15 23 (1.25%) IaaS
16 22 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
17 20 (1.09%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 130 (7.07%) HTTP
2 66 (3.59%) SSL
3 49 (2.66%) TCP/IP
4 41 (2.23%) Internet
5 35 (1.90%) VPN
6 26 (1.41%) SMTP
7 25 (1.36%) DNS
8 17 (0.92%) Broadband
9 11 (0.60%) Firewall
10 9 (0.49%) FTP
10 9 (0.49%) Network Security
11 7 (0.38%) HTTPS
11 7 (0.38%) SSH
11 7 (0.38%) WebEx
12 6 (0.33%) LAN
12 6 (0.33%) WAN
13 5 (0.27%) Skype
14 4 (0.22%) GoToMeeting
14 4 (0.22%) Modbus
14 4 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 443 (24.08%) SQL Server
2 197 (10.71%) Relational Database
3 170 (9.24%) MySQL
4 143 (7.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 132 (7.17%) PostgreSQL
6 126 (6.85%) MongoDB
7 113 (6.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 110 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
9 99 (5.38%) NoSQL
10 98 (5.33%) Power BI
11 70 (3.80%) Oracle Database
12 48 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 47 (2.55%) Big Data
14 44 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
15 42 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
16 41 (2.23%) RDBMS
17 36 (1.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 28 (1.52%) Redis
19 26 (1.41%) Data Lake
20 25 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 397 (21.58%) Git (software)
2 163 (8.86%) Visual Studio
3 159 (8.64%) JIRA
4 140 (7.61%) Jenkins
5 90 (4.89%) Maven
6 76 (4.13%) Selenium
7 73 (3.97%) JUnit
8 69 (3.75%) Subversion
8 69 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 55 (2.99%) Cucumber
10 47 (2.55%) Postman
11 40 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
12 38 (2.07%) GitLab
13 37 (2.01%) Eclipse
14 33 (1.79%) Cypress.io
14 33 (1.79%) IntelliJ
14 33 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 29 (1.58%) Mocha
16 23 (1.25%) webpack
17 22 (1.20%) gulp
General
1 489 (26.58%) Social Skills
2 433 (23.53%) Finance
3 211 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
4 118 (6.41%) Banking
5 112 (6.09%) Marketing
6 85 (4.62%) Public Sector
7 75 (4.08%) Retail
8 71 (3.86%) Law
9 53 (2.88%) Legal
10 52 (2.83%) Organisational Skills
11 50 (2.72%) Presentation Skills
12 44 (2.39%) Telecoms
13 43 (2.34%) Documentation Skills
14 39 (2.12%) Manufacturing
15 30 (1.63%) Influencing Skills
15 30 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
16 28 (1.52%) Back Office
17 27 (1.47%) Games
18 24 (1.30%) Wearables
19 21 (1.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 965 (52.45%) Developer
2 183 (9.95%) .NET Developer
3 158 (8.59%) Senior Developer
4 154 (8.37%) Analyst
5 149 (8.10%) Software Developer
6 129 (7.01%) Java Developer
7 125 (6.79%) Software Engineer
8 121 (6.58%) Consultant
9 113 (6.14%) C# Developer
9 113 (6.14%) Full Stack Developer
10 80 (4.35%) Architect
11 75 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
12 68 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
13 61 (3.32%) SQL Developer
14 51 (2.77%) Applications Developer
15 50 (2.72%) Junior
16 49 (2.66%) Technical Leader
17 48 (2.61%) Lead Developer
18 40 (2.17%) PHP Developer
18 40 (2.17%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 792 (43.04%) JSON
2 714 (38.80%) HTML
3 595 (32.34%) CSS
4 564 (30.65%) .NET
5 550 (29.89%) Web Services
6 519 (28.21%) REST
7 464 (25.22%) SOAP
8 263 (14.29%) jQuery
9 255 (13.86%) AngularJS
10 243 (13.21%) ASP.NET
11 223 (12.12%) RESTful
12 193 (10.49%) React
13 187 (10.16%) Node.js
14 184 (10.00%) HTML5
15 177 (9.62%) Spring
16 175 (9.51%) XSLT
17 173 (9.40%) .NET Framework
18 117 (6.36%) CSS3
19 115 (6.25%) Ajax
20 114 (6.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 141 (7.66%) User Experience
2 117 (6.36%) Self-Motivation
3 90 (4.89%) Mobile App
4 83 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
5 68 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.50%) Data Structures
7 39 (2.12%) NHS
8 35 (1.90%) Public Cloud
9 34 (1.85%) Algorithms
10 26 (1.41%) Life Science
11 23 (1.25%) Data Centre
12 22 (1.20%) Blog
13 20 (1.09%) Fixed Income
14 19 (1.03%) CMDB
15 18 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
16 16 (0.87%) Social Media
16 16 (0.87%) SWIFT
17 15 (0.82%) iPhone
18 14 (0.76%) Client/Server
18 14 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 210 (11.41%) Linux
2 170 (9.24%) Windows
3 95 (5.16%) Unix
4 46 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 43 (2.34%) Android
6 39 (2.12%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.09%) Windows 10
8 15 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (0.76%) CentOS
10 12 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.27%) SUSE
14 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.16%) Tizen
15 3 (0.16%) webOS
16 2 (0.11%) Solaris
17 1 (0.054%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 692 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
3 266 (14.46%) Software Engineering
3 266 (14.46%) Test Automation
4 262 (14.24%) Scrum
5 257 (13.97%) DevOps
6 243 (13.21%) OO
7 205 (11.14%) MVC
8 192 (10.43%) TDD
9 191 (10.38%) OOP
10 184 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
11 181 (9.84%) SDLC
12 174 (9.46%) Microservices
13 173 (9.40%) Web Development
14 158 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
15 152 (8.26%) Workflow
16 139 (7.55%) BDD
17 134 (7.28%) Fintech
18 132 (7.17%) Computer Science
19 129 (7.01%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 866 (47.07%) SQL
2 808 (43.91%) JavaScript
3 572 (31.09%) Java
4 564 (30.65%) C#
5 238 (12.93%) Python
6 192 (10.43%) PHP
7 137 (7.45%) T-SQL
8 104 (5.65%) TypeScript
9 99 (5.38%) C++
10 92 (5.00%) PL/SQL
11 70 (3.80%) PowerShell
11 70 (3.80%) VB.NET
12 68 (3.70%) Java 8
13 67 (3.64%) XPath
14 37 (2.01%) C
14 37 (2.01%) Groovy
14 37 (2.01%) Perl
15 35 (1.90%) Bash Shell
16 28 (1.52%) VBScript
17 22 (1.20%) R
Qualifications
1 240 (13.04%) Degree
2 72 (3.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (2.07%) Security Cleared
4 25 (1.36%) ISTQB
5 23 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 16 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (0.71%) ISEB
7 13 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
8 11 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (0.49%) HND
10 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.33%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.27%) CISA
12 5 (0.27%) CISM
12 5 (0.27%) CISSP
12 5 (0.27%) ISSAP
12 5 (0.27%) ISSEP
13 4 (0.22%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (9.73%) QA
2 46 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 32 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.41%) CDISC
5 23 (1.25%) GDPR
6 12 (0.65%) Accessibility
7 11 (0.60%) GRC
7 11 (0.60%) SLA
8 8 (0.43%) Good Clinical Practice
8 8 (0.43%) HL7
8 8 (0.43%) NIST
8 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.27%) COBIT
9 5 (0.27%) PMO
9 5 (0.27%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.16%) EMIR
10 3 (0.16%) MiFID
10 3 (0.16%) WCAG
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 15022
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 164 (8.91%) Docker
2 57 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.47%) NDS
3 27 (1.47%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 17 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.33%) Ceph
6 5 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.16%) vSphere
8 1 (0.054%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.054%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.054%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 123 (6.68%) Kubernetes
2 38 (2.07%) Terraform
3 37 (2.01%) Ansible
4 27 (1.47%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 19 (1.03%) HP UCMDB
6 16 (0.87%) Puppet
7 13 (0.71%) Control-M
8 10 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
9 8 (0.43%) Grafana
9 8 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.38%) Argo
10 7 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.38%) SCOM
11 6 (0.33%) Galera Cluster
12 3 (0.16%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.16%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.16%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.11%) Nmap
13 2 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 338 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 269 (14.62%) Oracle
3 77 (4.18%) ServiceNow
4 67 (3.64%) SAP
5 63 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
6 56 (3.04%) Google
7 37 (2.01%) NetIQ
8 36 (1.96%) BMC
8 36 (1.96%) HP
9 33 (1.79%) IBM
10 29 (1.58%) AppDynamics
10 29 (1.58%) Remedy
11 28 (1.52%) ForgeRock
12 27 (1.47%) Bloomberg
12 27 (1.47%) MuleSoft
13 26 (1.41%) Adobe
14 23 (1.25%) ANSYS
15 21 (1.14%) JD Edwards
16 20 (1.09%) Atlassian
17 18 (0.98%) VMware