Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 171 139 102
Rank change year-on-year -32 -37 -23
Permanent jobs citing XML 1,250 3,131 4,675
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 2.50% 3.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.59% 6.43% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,150 2,632 4,002
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,000 £30,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 27,229 48,731 59,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.84% 38.87% 39.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23,078 40,364 49,044
Median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 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 -40 1,118 £55,000 +10.00% 284
UK excluding London -53 645 £47,500 +5.56% 216
London -12 526 £67,500 +12.50% 91
Work from Home -57 198 £55,000 - 63
South East -55 190 £50,000 +11.11% 54
North of England -37 143 £47,500 +10.76% 55
South West -35 96 £50,000 +21.95% 18
Midlands +2 92 £40,000 -5.88% 37
North West -32 80 £47,500 +9.78% 33
Scotland +2 62 £50,000 +11.11% 12
West Midlands +42 57 £43,000 -4.44% 20
East of England +33 50 £40,000 -17.95% 25
Yorkshire -2 49 £50,000 +5.26% 17
East Midlands -3 35 £40,000 +6.67% 17
North East 0 13 £37,500 - 5
Northern Ireland +15 6 £53,750 +26.47% 1
Wales +6 5 £35,000 -12.50% 14
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 617 (49.36%) JavaScript
2 588 (47.04%) SQL
3 558 (44.64%) HTML
4 526 (42.08%) CSS
4 526 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
5 525 (42.00%) JSON
6 499 (39.92%) .NET
7 395 (31.60%) C#
8 355 (28.40%) Azure
9 337 (26.96%) SQL Server
10 328 (26.24%) Finance
11 312 (24.96%) Web Services
12 292 (23.36%) Java
13 258 (20.64%) REST
14 254 (20.32%) jQuery
15 239 (19.12%) SOAP
16 232 (18.56%) ASP.NET
17 226 (18.08%) Git (software)
18 221 (17.68%) AngularJS
19 220 (17.60%) Microsoft
20 211 (16.88%) OO
21 210 (16.80%) Web Development
22 202 (16.16%) Scrum
23 189 (15.12%) DevOps
24 184 (14.72%) Degree
25 182 (14.56%) Test Automation
26 178 (14.24%) MVC
27 168 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
28 166 (13.28%) RESTful
29 153 (12.24%) AWS

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 72 (5.76%) Confluence
2 61 (4.88%) CMS
3 58 (4.64%) IIS
4 57 (4.56%) SharePoint
5 54 (4.32%) Apache
6 44 (3.52%) Tomcat
7 29 (2.32%) JBoss
7 29 (2.32%) WordPress
8 18 (1.44%) Joomla!
8 18 (1.44%) WebSphere
9 17 (1.36%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.12%) Red Hat Fuse
11 13 (1.04%) Apache Spark
11 13 (1.04%) Mule
11 13 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
12 12 (0.96%) EPiServer
12 12 (0.96%) Mule ESB
12 12 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.80%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.40%) FrameMaker
5 5 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.32%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 4 (0.32%) PTC Creo
6 4 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.080%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.080%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.080%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.080%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.080%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.080%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 64 (5.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (3.12%) Magento
3 23 (1.84%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.40%) BigMachines
8 5 (0.40%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.40%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 2 (0.16%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
10 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.16%) SAP FI-CA
10 2 (0.16%) SAP PSCD
10 2 (0.16%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 355 (28.40%) Azure
2 153 (12.24%) AWS
3 120 (9.60%) Power Platform
4 117 (9.36%) SaaS
5 107 (8.56%) Dynamics 365
6 47 (3.76%) GitHub
7 46 (3.68%) PaaS
8 31 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (2.32%) Serverless
10 23 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 22 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (1.68%) npm
13 20 (1.60%) Azure Functions
14 18 (1.44%) Logic Apps
14 18 (1.44%) PowerApps
15 17 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
16 16 (1.28%) GCP
17 14 (1.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 14 (1.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 13 (1.04%) Mavenlink
Communications & Networking
1 66 (5.28%) HTTP
2 54 (4.32%) TCP/IP
3 31 (2.48%) SSL
4 20 (1.60%) Firewall
5 19 (1.52%) Internet
6 18 (1.44%) FTP
7 15 (1.20%) DNS
8 14 (1.12%) SMTP
9 13 (1.04%) IMAP
10 12 (0.96%) VPN
11 8 (0.64%) RTP
12 5 (0.40%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.40%) LAN
12 5 (0.40%) WAN
13 4 (0.32%) FIX Connectivity
13 4 (0.32%) SMS
14 3 (0.24%) Intranet
15 2 (0.16%) MQTT
15 2 (0.16%) NetScaler
15 2 (0.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (26.96%) SQL Server
2 119 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 110 (8.80%) MySQL
4 106 (8.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 69 (5.52%) MongoDB
5 69 (5.52%) Relational Database
6 49 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
7 46 (3.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 41 (3.28%) Data Lake
8 41 (3.28%) NoSQL
9 37 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 34 (2.72%) Power BI
11 27 (2.16%) Big Data
12 21 (1.68%) RDBMS
13 19 (1.52%) Oracle Database
13 19 (1.52%) Tableau
14 16 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 226 (18.08%) Git (software)
2 131 (10.48%) JIRA
3 129 (10.32%) Visual Studio
4 81 (6.48%) Jenkins
5 70 (5.60%) JUnit
6 68 (5.44%) Selenium
7 39 (3.12%) Maven
8 37 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 32 (2.56%) Subversion
10 26 (2.08%) SpecFlow
11 25 (2.00%) Eclipse
11 25 (2.00%) IntelliJ
12 21 (1.68%) GitLab
13 20 (1.60%) Cucumber
13 20 (1.60%) Postman
14 17 (1.36%) Artifactory
14 17 (1.36%) Protractor
15 16 (1.28%) Cypress.io
15 16 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (1.12%) NUnit
General
1 328 (26.24%) Finance
2 72 (5.76%) Banking
3 56 (4.48%) Marketing
4 51 (4.08%) Public Sector
5 42 (3.36%) Private Banking
6 41 (3.28%) Telecoms
7 34 (2.72%) Manufacturing
8 27 (2.16%) Retail
9 24 (1.92%) Law
10 19 (1.52%) Electronics
10 19 (1.52%) Legal
11 18 (1.44%) Back Office
12 15 (1.20%) Front Office
12 15 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (1.12%) Publishing
14 13 (1.04%) Advertising
15 8 (0.64%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.64%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.56%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 701 (56.08%) Developer
2 142 (11.36%) Senior Developer
3 115 (9.20%) .NET Developer
4 113 (9.04%) Consultant
5 100 (8.00%) C# Developer
6 99 (7.92%) Software Developer
7 92 (7.36%) Architect
8 82 (6.56%) Analyst
9 78 (6.24%) C# .NET Developer
10 73 (5.84%) Software Engineer
11 72 (5.76%) Full Stack Developer
11 72 (5.76%) Java Developer
12 63 (5.04%) PHP Developer
13 50 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
14 46 (3.68%) Applications Developer
14 46 (3.68%) Lead Developer
15 45 (3.60%) SQL Developer
16 43 (3.44%) Web Developer
17 39 (3.12%) Technical Leader
18 38 (3.04%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 558 (44.64%) HTML
2 526 (42.08%) CSS
3 525 (42.00%) JSON
4 499 (39.92%) .NET
5 312 (24.96%) Web Services
6 258 (20.64%) REST
7 254 (20.32%) jQuery
8 239 (19.12%) SOAP
9 232 (18.56%) ASP.NET
10 221 (17.68%) AngularJS
11 166 (13.28%) RESTful
12 151 (12.08%) Ajax
13 131 (10.48%) HTML5
14 116 (9.28%) Spring
15 112 (8.96%) .NET Core
16 110 (8.80%) React
17 109 (8.72%) .NET Framework
18 106 (8.48%) ASP.NET Web API
19 103 (8.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 88 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 124 (9.92%) User Experience
2 74 (5.92%) Enterprise Software
3 68 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (2.64%) Management Information System
6 32 (2.56%) Data Structures
7 26 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 24 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 23 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 18 (1.44%) N-Tier
11 15 (1.20%) Public Cloud
12 12 (0.96%) Fixed Income
12 12 (0.96%) NHS
13 11 (0.88%) CMDB
13 11 (0.88%) Derivative
14 10 (0.80%) Cloud Native
15 8 (0.64%) Blog
15 8 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (0.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 140 (11.20%) Linux
2 99 (7.92%) Windows
3 70 (5.60%) Unix
4 39 (3.12%) Android
5 37 (2.96%) Apple iOS
5 37 (2.96%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.52%) CentOS
7 17 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.12%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.40%) Fedora
11 5 (0.40%) Solaris
12 4 (0.32%) Debian
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.080%) AIX
14 1 (0.080%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (42.08%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (16.88%) OO
3 210 (16.80%) Web Development
4 202 (16.16%) Scrum
5 189 (15.12%) DevOps
6 182 (14.56%) Test Automation
7 178 (14.24%) MVC
8 168 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
9 145 (11.60%) Microservices
10 129 (10.32%) Fintech
10 129 (10.32%) TDD
11 119 (9.52%) CRM
12 116 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
13 114 (9.12%) OOP
13 114 (9.12%) Software Engineering
14 99 (7.92%) SDLC
15 94 (7.52%) E-Commerce
16 93 (7.44%) Computer Science
17 88 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
18 82 (6.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 617 (49.36%) JavaScript
2 588 (47.04%) SQL
3 395 (31.60%) C#
4 292 (23.36%) Java
5 146 (11.68%) PHP
6 138 (11.04%) Python
7 83 (6.64%) T-SQL
8 71 (5.68%) TypeScript
9 43 (3.44%) PowerShell
10 38 (3.04%) C++
11 34 (2.72%) VB.NET
12 32 (2.56%) Perl
12 32 (2.56%) PL/SQL
12 32 (2.56%) XPath
13 31 (2.48%) Bash Shell
13 31 (2.48%) Ruby
14 23 (1.84%) C
15 22 (1.76%) Shell Script
16 21 (1.68%) Apex Code
17 16 (1.28%) R
Qualifications
1 184 (14.72%) Degree
2 52 (4.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.20%) ISTQB
4 14 (1.12%) ISEB
4 14 (1.12%) Security Cleared
5 10 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (0.80%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
7 7 (0.56%) ACCA
7 7 (0.56%) CIMA
8 4 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.24%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.16%) AAT
10 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.16%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (10.00%) QA
2 24 (1.92%) GDPR
3 20 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.36%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.12%) CDISC
6 11 (0.88%) SLA
7 5 (0.40%) PMO
8 3 (0.24%) Good Clinical Practice
8 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.16%) HL7
9 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.080%) DICOM
10 1 (0.080%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.080%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.080%) MiFID
10 1 (0.080%) NCSC
10 1 (0.080%) NIST
System Software
1 73 (5.84%) Docker
2 31 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.48%) NDS
4 6 (0.48%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 6 (0.48%) vSphere
5 4 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.16%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.080%) HDFS
7 1 (0.080%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.080%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 39 (3.12%) Ansible
2 31 (2.48%) Puppet
3 17 (1.36%) Kubernetes
4 16 (1.28%) Terraform
5 9 (0.72%) HP UCMDB
6 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.48%) Kibana
8 6 (0.48%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 6 (0.48%) SCCM
9 5 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.40%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.24%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.24%) SCOM
11 3 (0.24%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.16%) Control-M
12 2 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 220 (17.60%) Microsoft
2 111 (8.88%) Oracle
3 58 (4.64%) ServiceNow
4 43 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
5 42 (3.36%) SAP
6 38 (3.04%) Atlassian
7 33 (2.64%) Adobe
8 29 (2.32%) Databricks
9 28 (2.24%) Google
10 23 (1.84%) IBM
10 23 (1.84%) Red Hat
11 22 (1.76%) VMware
12 17 (1.36%) Pega
13 16 (1.28%) MuleSoft
14 13 (1.04%) AppDynamics
14 13 (1.04%) HP
14 13 (1.04%) Remedy
15 12 (0.96%) Xamarin
16 9 (0.72%) BMC
16 9 (0.72%) Jitterbit