Period
to 21 August 2018

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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 69 59
Rank change year-on-year -23 -10 -13
Permanent jobs citing XML 5,619 7,683 9,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.33% 4.36% 4.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.22% 10.73% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4,467 6,045 8,141
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 68,389 71,636 76,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.47% 40.64% 38.98%
Number of salaries quoted 56,731 59,498 66,656
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 -27 5,207 £50,000 +5.26% 786
UK excluding London -26 3,426 £45,000 +5.88% 628
London -24 2,087 £57,500 - 212
South East -23 1,093 £45,000 - 149
North of England -37 692 £43,750 -2.78% 166
South West -15 506 £42,500 +6.25% 94
East of England -19 423 £45,000 - 61
North West -21 420 £42,000 -6.67% 98
Midlands -42 399 £45,000 +12.50% 103
West Midlands -32 279 £46,308 +23.49% 57
Yorkshire -54 235 £45,000 - 60
Scotland +4 209 £45,000 +20.00% 34
East Midlands -48 120 £40,000 - 46
Wales +7 101 £40,000 -4.76% 15
North East -18 37 £46,000 +8.24% 8
Northern Ireland 0 26 £40,000 -29.82% 6
Isle of Man - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 2,785 (49.56%) SQL
2 2,633 (46.86%) HTML
3 2,544 (45.27%) JavaScript
4 2,378 (42.32%) Agile Software Development
5 2,293 (40.81%) Java
6 1,999 (35.58%) C#
7 1,906 (33.92%) .NET
8 1,904 (33.89%) CSS
9 1,818 (32.35%) Web Services
10 1,750 (31.14%) JSON
11 1,544 (27.48%) SQL Server
12 1,405 (25.00%) Finance
13 1,219 (21.69%) SOAP
14 1,089 (19.38%) MVC
15 1,041 (18.53%) REST
16 1,022 (18.19%) Microsoft
17 1,010 (17.97%) Oracle
18 960 (17.08%) OO
19 959 (17.07%) Degree
20 896 (15.95%) jQuery
21 883 (15.71%) ASP.NET
22 869 (15.47%) Git (software)
23 840 (14.95%) TDD
24 764 (13.60%) Scrum
25 752 (13.38%) Windows
26 747 (13.29%) Software Engineering
27 745 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
28 713 (12.69%) Spring
29 704 (12.53%) Test Automation
30 680 (12.10%) Linux

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
1 381 (6.78%) IIS
2 243 (4.32%) Tomcat
3 213 (3.79%) WebSphere
4 203 (3.61%) Apache
5 198 (3.52%) SharePoint
6 194 (3.45%) CMS
7 178 (3.17%) JBoss
8 173 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 121 (2.15%) WebLogic
10 115 (2.05%) Confluence
11 99 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
12 88 (1.57%) MQSeries
13 82 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
14 73 (1.30%) Drupal
15 71 (1.26%) WordPress
16 58 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
17 55 (0.98%) SAS
18 54 (0.96%) Apache Spark
19 50 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
20 47 (0.84%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 195 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 184 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (0.91%) Photoshop
5 47 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 17 (0.30%) Chatbot
8 14 (0.25%) InfoPath
9 13 (0.23%) RoboHelp
10 11 (0.20%) GIMP
11 9 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
12 8 (0.14%) InDesign
13 6 (0.11%) Doxygen
13 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
14 5 (0.089%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.089%) Gliffy
15 4 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 4 (0.071%) Adobe Premiere
16 3 (0.053%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.053%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 73 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (1.16%) Magento
3 48 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
4 23 (0.41%) thinkFolio
5 22 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 21 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
7 19 (0.34%) Markit EDM
7 19 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
7 19 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
7 19 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 18 (0.32%) Front Arena
8 18 (0.32%) NetSuite
8 18 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
9 16 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
9 16 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
9 16 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
9 16 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
9 16 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
9 16 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
10 13 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 478 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 456 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
3 216 (3.84%) SaaS
4 80 (1.42%) GitHub
5 65 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
6 57 (1.01%) Office 365
7 53 (0.94%) npm
8 46 (0.82%) Serverless
9 45 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
10 44 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
10 44 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
11 39 (0.69%) Amazon S3
12 36 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 32 (0.57%) Force.com
14 29 (0.52%) Google Analytics
15 27 (0.48%) IaaS
16 26 (0.46%) PaaS
16 26 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 23 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
17 23 (0.41%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 367 (6.53%) HTTP
2 154 (2.74%) Internet
3 113 (2.01%) TCP/IP
4 95 (1.69%) SSL
5 72 (1.28%) FTP
6 70 (1.25%) DNS
7 64 (1.14%) Firewall
8 55 (0.98%) SMS
9 37 (0.66%) HTTPS
9 37 (0.66%) VPN
10 25 (0.44%) Intranet
11 22 (0.39%) NetScaler
12 21 (0.37%) Bluetooth
13 18 (0.32%) SAN
13 18 (0.32%) WebEx
14 17 (0.30%) Kerberos
14 17 (0.30%) SSH
14 17 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (0.27%) LAN
15 15 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,544 (27.48%) SQL Server
2 604 (10.75%) Relational Database
3 553 (9.84%) MySQL
4 458 (8.15%) NoSQL
5 308 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 285 (5.07%) Big Data
7 271 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
8 256 (4.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 219 (3.90%) RDBMS
10 218 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
11 200 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
12 179 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
13 169 (3.01%) MongoDB
14 149 (2.65%) Oracle Database
15 98 (1.74%) Hadoop
16 97 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
17 86 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
18 85 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 68 (1.21%) DB2
20 62 (1.10%) Redis
Development Applications
1 869 (15.47%) Git (software)
2 461 (8.20%) Visual Studio
3 428 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 424 (7.55%) Subversion
5 400 (7.12%) Maven
6 365 (6.50%) JIRA
7 361 (6.42%) Jenkins
8 313 (5.57%) JUnit
9 249 (4.43%) Selenium
10 246 (4.38%) Eclipse
11 186 (3.31%) NUnit
12 183 (3.26%) Cucumber
13 142 (2.53%) Ant
14 108 (1.92%) Gradle
15 95 (1.69%) TeamCity
16 94 (1.67%) IntelliJ
17 85 (1.51%) Bitbucket
18 83 (1.48%) SpecFlow
19 77 (1.37%) SoapUI
20 63 (1.12%) MSTest
General
1 1,405 (25.00%) Finance
2 356 (6.34%) Banking
3 278 (4.95%) Retail
4 260 (4.63%) Marketing
5 155 (2.76%) Games
6 140 (2.49%) Advertising
7 136 (2.42%) Telecoms
8 111 (1.98%) Front Office
9 104 (1.85%) Law
10 101 (1.80%) Investment Banking
11 88 (1.57%) Manufacturing
12 78 (1.39%) Legal
13 58 (1.03%) Back Office
13 58 (1.03%) Financial Institution
14 54 (0.96%) Electronics
15 39 (0.69%) Publishing
16 38 (0.68%) French Language
17 37 (0.66%) Automotive
17 37 (0.66%) German Language
18 24 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,208 (57.09%) Developer
2 780 (13.88%) Java Developer
3 673 (11.98%) .NET Developer
4 615 (10.95%) C# Developer
5 555 (9.88%) Software Developer
6 545 (9.70%) Analyst
7 440 (7.83%) Senior Developer
8 427 (7.60%) C# .NET Developer
9 376 (6.69%) Architect
10 336 (5.98%) Software Engineer
11 324 (5.77%) Consultant
12 253 (4.50%) SQL Developer
13 234 (4.16%) C# Software Developer
14 221 (3.93%) .NET Software Developer
15 200 (3.56%) Junior
16 184 (3.27%) Senior Java Developer
17 177 (3.15%) PHP Developer
18 167 (2.97%) Applications Support
18 167 (2.97%) Java Engineer
19 162 (2.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,633 (46.86%) HTML
2 1,906 (33.92%) .NET
3 1,904 (33.89%) CSS
4 1,818 (32.35%) Web Services
5 1,750 (31.14%) JSON
6 1,219 (21.69%) SOAP
7 1,041 (18.53%) REST
8 896 (15.95%) jQuery
9 883 (15.71%) ASP.NET
10 713 (12.69%) Spring
11 665 (11.83%) AngularJS
12 651 (11.59%) HTML5
13 628 (11.18%) RESTful
14 627 (11.16%) XSLT
15 503 (8.95%) .NET Framework
16 500 (8.90%) Ajax
17 447 (7.96%) WCF
18 433 (7.71%) Hibernate
19 419 (7.46%) J2EE
20 363 (6.46%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 563 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
2 547 (9.73%) Computer Science
3 346 (6.16%) Enterprise Software
4 254 (4.52%) User Experience
5 219 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
6 204 (3.63%) Fintech
7 164 (2.92%) Mobile App
8 149 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
9 148 (2.63%) Management Information System
10 100 (1.78%) Virtual Team
11 68 (1.21%) Equities
12 65 (1.16%) Algorithms
13 63 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 58 (1.03%) Fixed Income
15 56 (1.00%) Derivative
16 55 (0.98%) Client/Server
17 52 (0.93%) N-Tier
18 48 (0.85%) Data Centre
19 46 (0.82%) DataPower
19 46 (0.82%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 752 (13.38%) Windows
2 680 (12.10%) Linux
3 466 (8.29%) Unix
4 190 (3.38%) Android
5 135 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 116 (2.06%) Windows Server
7 87 (1.55%) Solaris
8 80 (1.42%) AIX
9 57 (1.01%) HPUX
10 36 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (0.53%) CentOS
14 28 (0.50%) Windows Phone
15 25 (0.44%) Mac OS
15 25 (0.44%) Mac OS X
15 25 (0.44%) Windows 7
16 16 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
17 14 (0.25%) Windows 10
18 10 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,378 (42.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,089 (19.38%) MVC
3 960 (17.08%) OO
4 840 (14.95%) TDD
5 764 (13.60%) Scrum
6 747 (13.29%) Software Engineering
7 745 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
8 704 (12.53%) Test Automation
9 598 (10.64%) SDLC
10 593 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
11 550 (9.79%) Web Development
12 532 (9.47%) Unit Testing
13 493 (8.77%) SOA
14 397 (7.07%) BDD
15 367 (6.53%) E-Commerce
16 365 (6.50%) DevOps
17 344 (6.12%) OOP
18 336 (5.98%) Analytics
19 316 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
20 314 (5.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2,785 (49.56%) SQL
2 2,544 (45.27%) JavaScript
3 2,293 (40.81%) Java
4 1,999 (35.58%) C#
5 602 (10.71%) Python
6 560 (9.97%) PHP
7 527 (9.38%) T-SQL
8 398 (7.08%) PL/SQL
9 395 (7.03%) C++
10 271 (4.82%) VB.NET
11 249 (4.43%) PowerShell
12 197 (3.51%) C
13 183 (3.26%) XPath
14 170 (3.03%) Perl
15 154 (2.74%) Shell Script
16 153 (2.72%) VBA
17 152 (2.71%) VB
18 137 (2.44%) Ruby
19 125 (2.22%) Java 8
20 91 (1.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 959 (17.07%) Degree
2 295 (5.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 166 (2.95%) Security Cleared
4 87 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 59 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (0.89%) ISTQB
7 47 (0.84%) PhD
8 46 (0.82%) DV Cleared
9 43 (0.77%) ISEB
10 36 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (0.52%) MCSE
12 27 (0.48%) CISSP
12 27 (0.48%) MCP
13 21 (0.37%) Master's Degree
13 21 (0.37%) MCSA
14 20 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 20 (0.36%) PMP
15 18 (0.32%) PMI Certification
16 16 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
16 16 (0.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 392 (6.98%) QA
2 120 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 65 (1.16%) SLA
4 20 (0.36%) GDPR
5 16 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.27%) WCAG
7 13 (0.23%) ECSS
8 11 (0.20%) GCP
8 11 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.14%) DICOM
9 8 (0.14%) HL7
10 7 (0.12%) PA-DSS
11 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 5 (0.089%) IFRS
12 5 (0.089%) IFRS 9
12 5 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (0.089%) PMO
13 4 (0.071%) COBIT
13 4 (0.071%) MiFID
System Software
1 191 (3.40%) Docker
2 116 (2.06%) Active Directory
3 27 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (0.18%) Varnish
7 9 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.16%) vSphere
8 8 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (0.14%) Firmware
8 8 (0.14%) iptables
9 6 (0.11%) HDFS
9 6 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 6 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.11%) VMware Server
10 5 (0.089%) LXC
10 5 (0.089%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.071%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.071%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 69 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
2 60 (1.07%) Ansible
3 54 (0.96%) Puppet
4 53 (0.94%) Kubernetes
5 31 (0.55%) Terraform
6 26 (0.46%) HP ALM
7 25 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
9 16 (0.28%) Kibana
10 15 (0.27%) HP UCMDB
11 14 (0.25%) logstash
11 14 (0.25%) Nagios
12 12 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (0.18%) Automic
13 10 (0.18%) SCCM
13 10 (0.18%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
14 9 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (0.16%) Oozie
14 9 (0.16%) SCOM
15 8 (0.14%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1,022 (18.19%) Microsoft
2 1,010 (17.97%) Oracle
3 223 (3.97%) IBM
4 207 (3.68%) Google
5 177 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
6 144 (2.56%) SAP
7 136 (2.42%) ServiceNow
8 98 (1.74%) Adobe
9 84 (1.49%) TIBCO
10 78 (1.39%) Capita
11 75 (1.33%) HP
12 69 (1.23%) Tableau
13 65 (1.16%) Apple
14 60 (1.07%) Red Hat
15 59 (1.05%) Atlassian
15 59 (1.05%) Informatica
16 56 (1.00%) VMware
17 52 (0.93%) hybris
18 49 (0.87%) MuleSoft
19 45 (0.80%) Xamarin