Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 105 91
Rank change year-on-year -38 -14 -28
Permanent jobs citing XML 2,816 4,586 6,119
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.37% 3.07% 3.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.05% 7.80% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,448 3,836 5,314
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,213 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £72,500
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 46,527 58,805 71,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.19% 39.40% 40.70%
Number of salaries quoted 38,223 48,254 60,729
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 £30,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

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 29 March 2020.

Salary histogram for XML in the UK

XML
Top 19 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 29 March 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 -37 2,590 £50,000 - 430
UK excluding London -40 1,632 £45,000 - 359
London -16 1,088 £60,000 +1.69% 103
South East -31 650 £45,000 -5.26% 100
North of England -31 335 £42,500 - 85
Work from Home +47 238 £55,000 +4.76% 33
South West -22 210 £45,000 +12.50% 45
North West -15 204 £45,000 +12.50% 53
Midlands -38 179 £45,000 +12.50% 52
East of England -21 137 £45,000 -2.70% 45
Yorkshire -32 106 £45,000 +2.27% 30
West Midlands -43 99 £45,750 +7.65% 24
Scotland -44 90 £47,500 +3.26% 20
East Midlands -3 80 £41,250 +10.00% 28
Wales -44 36 £47,500 +30.14% 11
North East +6 25 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Isle of Man - 5 £47,500 - 1
Northern Ireland +6 3 £55,000 +22.22%
Channel Islands -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 1,393 (49.47%) SQL
2 1,260 (44.74%) JavaScript
3 1,154 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
4 1,108 (39.35%) HTML
5 1,101 (39.10%) C#
6 1,050 (37.29%) JSON
7 1,019 (36.19%) .NET
8 867 (30.79%) CSS
9 863 (30.65%) Java
10 823 (29.23%) SQL Server
11 816 (28.98%) Web Services
12 724 (25.71%) REST
13 708 (25.14%) SOAP
14 640 (22.73%) Finance
15 543 (19.28%) Git (software)
16 542 (19.25%) Microsoft
17 503 (17.86%) MVC
18 472 (16.76%) jQuery
19 438 (15.55%) ASP.NET
20 430 (15.27%) RESTful
21 409 (14.52%) AngularJS
22 402 (14.28%) Scrum
23 398 (14.13%) Oracle
24 397 (14.10%) Degree
25 396 (14.06%) Azure
26 393 (13.96%) OO
27 368 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
28 356 (12.64%) Test Automation
29 342 (12.14%) XSLT
30 339 (12.04%) Software Engineering

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
1 167 (5.93%) IIS
2 146 (5.18%) CMS
3 125 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 87 (3.09%) Apache
5 64 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
6 60 (2.13%) Confluence
7 56 (1.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 54 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
9 49 (1.74%) WebLogic
10 47 (1.67%) SharePoint
11 44 (1.56%) EPiServer
12 42 (1.49%) WordPress
13 41 (1.46%) JBoss
14 35 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
15 34 (1.21%) Drupal
16 30 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
17 26 (0.92%) Red Hat Fuse
18 25 (0.89%) Apache Spark
19 21 (0.75%) Umbraco
20 19 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 93 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (0.57%) Chatbot
6 14 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.25%) Camtasia
8 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.18%) SPSS
9 4 (0.14%) XMetaL
10 2 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.071%) InVision
10 2 (0.071%) Sketch
11 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.036%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 60 (2.13%) Magento
2 45 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
4 23 (0.82%) NetSuite
5 22 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
6 17 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
7 14 (0.50%) assyst
8 12 (0.43%) Oracle FAH
8 12 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
9 10 (0.36%) HFM
10 9 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
11 8 (0.28%) Elite 3E
11 8 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
11 8 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
11 8 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
11 8 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 7 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
13 6 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
13 6 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 396 (14.06%) Azure
2 221 (7.85%) AWS
3 116 (4.12%) SaaS
4 77 (2.73%) PaaS
5 66 (2.34%) Power Platform
6 57 (2.02%) GitHub
7 49 (1.74%) Serverless
8 47 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
9 42 (1.49%) IaaS
10 41 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
11 38 (1.35%) GCP
12 28 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
13 27 (0.96%) Azure Functions
14 25 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
15 17 (0.60%) npm
16 16 (0.57%) Office 365
17 12 (0.43%) Boomi
17 12 (0.43%) iPaaS
17 12 (0.43%) OpenShift
18 11 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 171 (6.07%) HTTP
2 113 (4.01%) Internet
3 87 (3.09%) SSL
4 53 (1.88%) TCP/IP
5 43 (1.53%) VPN
6 31 (1.10%) DNS
7 17 (0.60%) Intranet
8 14 (0.50%) FTP
8 14 (0.50%) RTP
9 13 (0.46%) Firewall
9 13 (0.46%) PuTTY
10 12 (0.43%) Network Security
11 11 (0.39%) X.509
12 10 (0.36%) LAN
13 8 (0.28%) DHCP
13 8 (0.28%) Extranet
13 8 (0.28%) WAN
13 8 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (0.21%) Bluetooth
14 6 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 823 (29.23%) SQL Server
2 327 (11.61%) MySQL
3 245 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 153 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 131 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 128 (4.55%) NoSQL
7 121 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
8 106 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 105 (3.73%) MongoDB
10 86 (3.05%) Big Data
10 86 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 80 (2.84%) RDBMS
12 76 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
13 74 (2.63%) DB2
14 65 (2.31%) Oracle Database
15 64 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 58 (2.06%) Power BI
17 45 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
18 44 (1.56%) Redis
19 37 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 543 (19.28%) Git (software)
2 249 (8.84%) Visual Studio
3 246 (8.74%) Jenkins
4 243 (8.63%) JIRA
5 183 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 180 (6.39%) Maven
7 152 (5.40%) Selenium
8 131 (4.65%) JUnit
9 125 (4.44%) Subversion
10 100 (3.55%) Cucumber
11 95 (3.37%) SoapUI
12 91 (3.23%) Eclipse
13 66 (2.34%) Gradle
14 60 (2.13%) NUnit
15 51 (1.81%) SpecFlow
16 50 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 37 (1.31%) Postman
18 36 (1.28%) Mockito
19 34 (1.21%) Ant
20 32 (1.14%) SonarQube
General
1 640 (22.73%) Finance
2 144 (5.11%) Retail
3 101 (3.59%) Banking
4 69 (2.45%) Marketing
5 62 (2.20%) Public Sector
6 58 (2.06%) Financial Institution
7 56 (1.99%) Legal
8 39 (1.38%) Aerospace
8 39 (1.38%) Law
9 38 (1.35%) Front Office
10 36 (1.28%) Back Office
10 36 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 26 (0.92%) Automotive
11 26 (0.92%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.78%) Telecoms
13 20 (0.71%) Local Government
14 19 (0.67%) Games
15 18 (0.64%) Advertising
16 16 (0.57%) Multimedia
16 16 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,580 (56.11%) Developer
2 331 (11.75%) .NET Developer
3 319 (11.33%) Senior Developer
4 309 (10.97%) Analyst
5 292 (10.37%) C# Developer
6 286 (10.16%) Software Developer
7 257 (9.13%) Java Developer
8 178 (6.32%) Consultant
9 169 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 162 (5.75%) Software Engineer
11 134 (4.76%) Applications Support
12 121 (4.30%) PHP Developer
13 110 (3.91%) Support Analyst
14 107 (3.80%) Architect
15 96 (3.41%) Full Stack Developer
16 91 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
17 81 (2.88%) Applications Developer
18 69 (2.45%) C# Software Developer
18 69 (2.45%) Web Developer
19 68 (2.41%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,108 (39.35%) HTML
2 1,050 (37.29%) JSON
3 1,019 (36.19%) .NET
4 867 (30.79%) CSS
5 816 (28.98%) Web Services
6 724 (25.71%) REST
7 708 (25.14%) SOAP
8 472 (16.76%) jQuery
9 438 (15.55%) ASP.NET
10 430 (15.27%) RESTful
11 409 (14.52%) AngularJS
12 342 (12.14%) XSLT
13 321 (11.40%) .NET Framework
14 313 (11.12%) Spring
15 291 (10.33%) Ajax
16 254 (9.02%) WCF
17 228 (8.10%) HTML5
18 201 (7.14%) React
19 185 (6.57%) ASP.NET Web API
19 185 (6.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 285 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
3 122 (4.33%) User Experience
4 82 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 80 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
6 62 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 61 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
7 61 (2.17%) Reinsurance
8 53 (1.88%) Data Structures
9 43 (1.53%) iSeries
10 40 (1.42%) AS400
11 38 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
12 37 (1.31%) Virtual Team
13 34 (1.21%) Reference Data
14 32 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
15 28 (0.99%) Fixed Income
15 28 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 27 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 27 (0.96%) N-Tier
17 23 (0.82%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 328 (11.65%) Windows
2 312 (11.08%) Linux
3 160 (5.68%) Unix
4 114 (4.05%) Android
5 105 (3.73%) Apple iOS
6 73 (2.59%) Windows Server
7 40 (1.42%) CentOS
8 23 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
10 20 (0.71%) Debian
11 19 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 17 (0.60%) Fedora
13 16 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.36%) Windows 10
16 9 (0.32%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.21%) watchOS
18 5 (0.18%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,154 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 503 (17.86%) MVC
3 402 (14.28%) Scrum
4 393 (13.96%) OO
5 368 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
6 356 (12.64%) Test Automation
7 339 (12.04%) Software Engineering
8 325 (11.54%) DevOps
9 302 (10.72%) Continuous Integration
10 279 (9.91%) Computer Science
11 269 (9.55%) Web Development
12 258 (9.16%) SDLC
13 254 (9.02%) TDD
14 249 (8.84%) ITIL
15 206 (7.32%) SOA
16 199 (7.07%) Microservices
17 198 (7.03%) Unit Testing
18 193 (6.85%) Mentoring
19 172 (6.11%) Migration
20 170 (6.04%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,393 (49.47%) SQL
2 1,260 (44.74%) JavaScript
3 1,101 (39.10%) C#
4 863 (30.65%) Java
5 314 (11.15%) PHP
6 265 (9.41%) Python
7 257 (9.13%) T-SQL
8 126 (4.47%) C++
9 117 (4.15%) PL/SQL
10 109 (3.87%) XPath
11 105 (3.73%) VB.NET
12 81 (2.88%) C
13 80 (2.84%) TypeScript
13 80 (2.84%) VB
14 77 (2.73%) Bash Shell
15 70 (2.49%) PowerShell
16 54 (1.92%) Java 8
17 53 (1.88%) VBA
18 52 (1.85%) Ruby
19 45 (1.60%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 397 (14.10%) Degree
2 157 (5.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 100 (3.55%) Security Cleared
4 51 (1.81%) SC Cleared
5 29 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 25 (0.89%) DV Cleared
6 25 (0.89%) MCP
7 18 (0.64%) HND
7 18 (0.64%) ISEB
7 18 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (0.46%) Master's Degree
10 11 (0.39%) AWS Certification
10 11 (0.39%) CEH
10 11 (0.39%) DBS Check
10 11 (0.39%) GWAPT
10 11 (0.39%) OSCP
11 6 (0.21%) MCSD
11 6 (0.21%) MCSE
11 6 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (9.13%) QA
2 48 (1.70%) SLA
3 41 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 35 (1.24%) GDPR
5 16 (0.57%) PMO
6 13 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
7 8 (0.28%) NCSC
8 5 (0.18%) HL7
8 5 (0.18%) WCAG
9 4 (0.14%) EMIR
9 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.14%) WAI
10 2 (0.071%) IFRS
10 2 (0.071%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.071%) RMADS
11 1 (0.036%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.036%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.036%) MiFID
11 1 (0.036%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 163 (5.79%) Docker
2 38 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
5 17 (0.60%) vSphere
6 9 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (0.25%) XenApp
9 6 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.18%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.18%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.071%) Cronacle
12 2 (0.071%) Firmware
12 2 (0.071%) NDS
12 2 (0.071%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.036%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 68 (2.41%) Kubernetes
2 56 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
3 22 (0.78%) Puppet
4 18 (0.64%) Ansible
5 15 (0.53%) Rancher
6 14 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
7 11 (0.39%) Grafana
7 11 (0.39%) HP ALM
7 11 (0.39%) HP UCMDB
8 10 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (0.36%) Kibana
8 10 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (0.32%) Prometheus
9 9 (0.32%) Terraform
10 8 (0.28%) Automic
10 8 (0.28%) SCCM
10 8 (0.28%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 542 (19.25%) Microsoft
2 398 (14.13%) Oracle
3 147 (5.22%) ServiceNow
4 62 (2.20%) Google
5 60 (2.13%) Xamarin
6 59 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
7 51 (1.81%) Red Hat
8 49 (1.74%) MuleSoft
9 46 (1.63%) SAP
10 42 (1.49%) Atlassian
11 35 (1.24%) TIBCO
12 33 (1.17%) HP
13 30 (1.07%) VMware
14 29 (1.03%) IBM
15 24 (0.85%) Adobe
16 22 (0.78%) Apple
17 19 (0.67%) Guidewire
18 14 (0.50%) Intapp
18 14 (0.50%) Pega
19 13 (0.46%) Jitterbit