Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 102 80
Rank change year-on-year -36 -22 -18
Permanent jobs citing XML 3,118 4,752 6,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.48% 3.15% 3.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.40% 7.95% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,422 3,801 5,135
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 48,739 59,811 69,781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.80% 39.60% 40.55%
Number of salaries quoted 40,022 48,961 58,744
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -33 2,883 £50,000 +3.87% 580
UK excluding London -38 1,807 £45,000 - 477
London -11 1,226 £60,000 +4.35% 157
South East -31 702 £45,000 -5.26% 140
North of England -23 377 £45,000 +10.16% 121
South West -30 253 £40,000 - 60
North West -4 241 £45,000 +12.50% 77
Midlands -26 198 £43,000 +7.50% 50
East of England -46 132 £52,500 +10.53% 52
East Midlands +3 107 £40,000 - 31
Yorkshire -42 105 £47,500 +11.76% 38
Scotland -52 101 £47,500 +2.15% 34
West Midlands -54 92 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Wales -44 50 £45,000 +31.39% 19
North East +27 31 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Northern Ireland -5 4 £48,750 +30.00%
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £47,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1,530 (49.07%) SQL
2 1,416 (45.41%) JavaScript
3 1,252 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
4 1,237 (39.67%) C#
5 1,231 (39.48%) HTML
6 1,137 (36.47%) JSON
7 1,136 (36.43%) .NET
8 1,012 (32.46%) Java
9 978 (31.37%) SQL Server
10 940 (30.15%) Web Services
11 933 (29.92%) CSS
12 821 (26.33%) REST
13 772 (24.76%) SOAP
14 677 (21.71%) Finance
15 649 (20.81%) Microsoft
16 610 (19.56%) Git (software)
17 578 (18.54%) MVC
18 556 (17.83%) jQuery
19 508 (16.29%) ASP.NET
20 506 (16.23%) Oracle
21 468 (15.01%) RESTful
22 459 (14.72%) Scrum
23 455 (14.59%) OO
24 453 (14.53%) AngularJS
25 418 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
26 416 (13.34%) Test Automation
27 412 (13.21%) XSLT
28 409 (13.12%) Azure
29 401 (12.86%) Degree
30 391 (12.54%) Windows

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
1 189 (6.06%) CMS
2 175 (5.61%) IIS
3 142 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 85 (2.73%) Apache
5 74 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
6 73 (2.34%) Oracle Workflow
7 70 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 64 (2.05%) SharePoint
9 62 (1.99%) Confluence
10 52 (1.67%) JBoss
11 49 (1.57%) WebLogic
12 46 (1.48%) EPiServer
13 35 (1.12%) Drupal
13 35 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
14 33 (1.06%) Umbraco
14 33 (1.06%) WebSphere
15 31 (0.99%) WordPress
16 27 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
17 26 (0.83%) Apache Solr
18 24 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 78 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 68 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
3 60 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.51%) Chatbot
6 13 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.38%) Sketch
8 7 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.19%) Camtasia
9 6 (0.19%) XMetaL
10 5 (0.16%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.096%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.096%) SPSS
12 2 (0.064%) InVision
12 2 (0.064%) Maya
12 2 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
13 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.032%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 83 (2.66%) Magento
2 36 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
4 23 (0.74%) SDL Web 8
5 21 (0.67%) NetSuite
6 17 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
7 16 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
7 16 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
8 14 (0.45%) Front Arena
8 14 (0.45%) Markit EDM
8 14 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
8 14 (0.45%) thinkFolio
9 11 (0.35%) Oracle FAH
10 10 (0.32%) HFM
11 9 (0.29%) assyst
12 8 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
13 7 (0.22%) Elite 3E
13 7 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
13 7 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
14 6 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 409 (13.12%) Azure
2 287 (9.20%) AWS
3 116 (3.72%) SaaS
4 82 (2.63%) Power Platform
4 82 (2.63%) Serverless
5 76 (2.44%) GitHub
6 62 (1.99%) PaaS
7 57 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
7 57 (1.83%) GCP
8 50 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
9 35 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
10 34 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
11 30 (0.96%) Amazon S3
12 29 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (0.80%) Azure Functions
13 25 (0.80%) IaaS
14 24 (0.77%) Boomi
15 19 (0.61%) Office 365
16 18 (0.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 18 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 186 (5.97%) HTTP
2 146 (4.68%) Internet
3 87 (2.79%) SSL
4 44 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 31 (0.99%) DNS
6 26 (0.83%) VPN
7 19 (0.61%) X.509
8 17 (0.55%) Intranet
9 14 (0.45%) PuTTY
10 13 (0.42%) DHCP
10 13 (0.42%) HTTPS
10 13 (0.42%) Network Security
11 12 (0.38%) Firewall
11 12 (0.38%) LAN
12 11 (0.35%) FTP
13 10 (0.32%) SSH
13 10 (0.32%) WAN
14 9 (0.29%) RTP
15 8 (0.26%) SAN
16 7 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 978 (31.37%) SQL Server
2 323 (10.36%) MySQL
3 281 (9.01%) Relational Database
4 169 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 144 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 126 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
7 115 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 109 (3.50%) NoSQL
9 100 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 98 (3.14%) RDBMS
11 89 (2.85%) Big Data
12 86 (2.76%) Oracle Database
13 82 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
14 78 (2.50%) MongoDB
15 66 (2.12%) Power BI
16 63 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 56 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
18 54 (1.73%) DB2
19 43 (1.38%) Redis
20 42 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 610 (19.56%) Git (software)
2 302 (9.69%) Visual Studio
3 300 (9.62%) JIRA
4 286 (9.17%) Jenkins
5 256 (8.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 207 (6.64%) Maven
7 188 (6.03%) Selenium
8 166 (5.32%) Subversion
9 160 (5.13%) JUnit
10 108 (3.46%) Eclipse
11 107 (3.43%) Cucumber
12 98 (3.14%) SpecFlow
13 92 (2.95%) SoapUI
14 82 (2.63%) NUnit
15 71 (2.28%) Gradle
16 57 (1.83%) Ant
17 49 (1.57%) TeamCity
18 45 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
18 45 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
18 45 (1.44%) WiX
General
1 677 (21.71%) Finance
2 168 (5.39%) Retail
3 123 (3.94%) Marketing
4 105 (3.37%) Banking
5 65 (2.08%) Public Sector
6 61 (1.96%) Front Office
6 61 (1.96%) Legal
7 55 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 46 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 45 (1.44%) Back Office
10 44 (1.41%) Telecoms
11 38 (1.22%) Aerospace
12 36 (1.15%) Law
13 32 (1.03%) Automotive
13 32 (1.03%) Investment Banking
14 27 (0.87%) Advertising
14 27 (0.87%) French Language
15 24 (0.77%) German Language
16 22 (0.71%) Games
17 21 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,724 (55.29%) Developer
2 394 (12.64%) Senior Developer
3 361 (11.58%) .NET Developer
4 351 (11.26%) C# Developer
5 335 (10.74%) Java Developer
6 327 (10.49%) Software Developer
7 290 (9.30%) Analyst
8 203 (6.51%) Consultant
9 192 (6.16%) C# .NET Developer
10 182 (5.84%) Software Engineer
11 130 (4.17%) Architect
12 127 (4.07%) Applications Support
13 121 (3.88%) Senior Java Developer
14 102 (3.27%) C# Software Developer
15 96 (3.08%) PHP Developer
16 95 (3.05%) Support Analyst
17 94 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
18 84 (2.69%) .NET Software Developer
19 83 (2.66%) Applications Developer
20 80 (2.57%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,231 (39.48%) HTML
2 1,137 (36.47%) JSON
3 1,136 (36.43%) .NET
4 940 (30.15%) Web Services
5 933 (29.92%) CSS
6 821 (26.33%) REST
7 772 (24.76%) SOAP
8 556 (17.83%) jQuery
9 508 (16.29%) ASP.NET
10 468 (15.01%) RESTful
11 453 (14.53%) AngularJS
12 412 (13.21%) XSLT
13 382 (12.25%) Spring
14 348 (11.16%) .NET Framework
14 348 (11.16%) Ajax
15 325 (10.42%) WCF
16 253 (8.11%) HTML5
17 243 (7.79%) React
18 227 (7.28%) ASP.NET Web API
19 209 (6.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 251 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
3 134 (4.30%) User Experience
4 114 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
5 97 (3.11%) Mobile App
6 86 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
7 69 (2.21%) Virtual Team
8 60 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 51 (1.64%) Reinsurance
10 49 (1.57%) Data Structures
10 49 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
11 46 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
12 45 (1.44%) Fixed Income
13 38 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 35 (1.12%) N-Tier
15 34 (1.09%) Equities
16 30 (0.96%) AS400
16 30 (0.96%) iSeries
17 26 (0.83%) Smartphone
18 25 (0.80%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 391 (12.54%) Windows
2 323 (10.36%) Linux
3 177 (5.68%) Unix
4 142 (4.55%) Android
5 118 (3.78%) Apple iOS
6 74 (2.37%) Windows Server
7 38 (1.22%) CentOS
8 29 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.64%) Debian
12 18 (0.58%) Fedora
12 18 (0.58%) Windows 10
13 15 (0.48%) Solaris
14 13 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.38%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.32%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.29%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.22%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,252 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
2 578 (18.54%) MVC
3 459 (14.72%) Scrum
4 455 (14.59%) OO
5 418 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
6 416 (13.34%) Test Automation
7 390 (12.51%) Software Engineering
8 370 (11.87%) Continuous Integration
9 358 (11.48%) Web Development
10 334 (10.71%) DevOps
11 308 (9.88%) TDD
12 298 (9.56%) SDLC
13 274 (8.79%) Computer Science
14 253 (8.11%) Unit Testing
15 227 (7.28%) Microservices
16 226 (7.25%) Mentoring
17 223 (7.15%) E-Commerce
18 207 (6.64%) SOA
19 206 (6.61%) ITIL
20 189 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,530 (49.07%) SQL
2 1,416 (45.41%) JavaScript
3 1,237 (39.67%) C#
4 1,012 (32.46%) Java
5 321 (10.30%) PHP
6 299 (9.59%) Python
7 297 (9.53%) T-SQL
8 141 (4.52%) VB.NET
9 132 (4.23%) PL/SQL
10 130 (4.17%) XPath
11 124 (3.98%) C++
12 99 (3.18%) VB
13 85 (2.73%) PowerShell
14 80 (2.57%) C
15 71 (2.28%) Shell Script
16 70 (2.25%) Java 8
17 67 (2.15%) Ruby
18 66 (2.12%) TypeScript
19 56 (1.80%) Bash Shell
20 55 (1.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 401 (12.86%) Degree
2 135 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 104 (3.34%) Security Cleared
4 50 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 30 (0.96%) MCP
6 22 (0.71%) ISEB
7 21 (0.67%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 17 (0.55%) PMI Certification
9 16 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (0.48%) HND
11 10 (0.32%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.19%) MCSA
12 6 (0.19%) MCSD
12 6 (0.19%) MCSE
13 5 (0.16%) CEH
13 5 (0.16%) HNC
13 5 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (10.10%) QA
2 53 (1.70%) SLA
3 43 (1.38%) GDPR
4 27 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.45%) PMO
6 11 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.16%) HL7
7 5 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
7 5 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.16%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.16%) WCAG
8 4 (0.13%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.13%) EMIR
8 4 (0.13%) WAI
9 3 (0.096%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.096%) NCSC
10 2 (0.064%) IFRS
10 2 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.064%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.064%) RMADS
System Software
1 169 (5.42%) Docker
2 47 (1.51%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (0.38%) XenApp
6 11 (0.35%) vSphere
7 10 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (0.22%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.22%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.064%) Cronacle
12 2 (0.064%) Firmware
13 1 (0.032%) Cygwin
13 1 (0.032%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 63 (2.02%) Kubernetes
2 47 (1.51%) Single Sign-On
3 29 (0.93%) Ansible
4 24 (0.77%) Terraform
5 20 (0.64%) Automic
6 18 (0.58%) Puppet
7 16 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
8 14 (0.45%) Rancher
9 12 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
10 11 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (0.35%) Kibana
10 11 (0.35%) SCCM
11 10 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (0.32%) Grafana
12 8 (0.26%) HP ALM
12 8 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.26%) Prometheus
13 7 (0.22%) HP UCMDB
13 7 (0.22%) TIBCO Hawk
14 6 (0.19%) Control-M
Vendors
1 649 (20.81%) Microsoft
2 506 (16.23%) Oracle
3 119 (3.82%) ServiceNow
4 96 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
5 82 (2.63%) SAP
6 68 (2.18%) Google
7 66 (2.12%) MuleSoft
8 53 (1.70%) Xamarin
9 51 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 50 (1.60%) Adobe
11 36 (1.15%) IBM
12 35 (1.12%) TIBCO
13 34 (1.09%) VMware
14 31 (0.99%) HP
15 29 (0.93%) Apple
16 27 (0.87%) Guidewire
17 26 (0.83%) Atlassian
17 26 (0.83%) hybris
18 24 (0.77%) Cadence
19 23 (0.74%) Dell