Period
to 18 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 18 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 101 79
Rank change year-on-year -37 -22 -17
Permanent jobs citing XML 3,131 4,726 6,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.50% 3.12% 3.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.42% 7.88% 9.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2,423 3,782 5,210
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.40%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,750
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 48,734 59,965 70,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.86% 39.59% 40.39%
Number of salaries quoted 40,000 49,136 58,912
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 £46,620 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.60% +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 18 January 2020.

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 18 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 -30 2,894 £50,000 - 591
UK excluding London -39 1,820 £45,000 - 464
London -6 1,225 £60,000 - 178
South East -30 692 £45,000 -5.26% 132
North of England -24 379 £45,000 +12.50% 118
South West -35 262 £40,000 - 65
North West -6 246 £45,000 +12.50% 80
Midlands -29 199 £42,500 +6.25% 48
East of England -44 136 £50,000 +5.26% 50
East Midlands +11 111 £38,500 -9.41% 24
Scotland -39 109 £45,000 -3.23% 33
Yorkshire -38 102 £46,250 +8.82% 31
West Midlands -67 89 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Wales -51 45 £40,000 +16.79% 16
North East +30 31 £37,500 -5.06% 7
Northern Ireland -5 5 £42,500 +13.33%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 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 1,523 (48.64%) SQL
2 1,420 (45.35%) JavaScript
3 1,244 (39.73%) C#
4 1,242 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1,238 (39.54%) HTML
6 1,136 (36.28%) .NET
7 1,122 (35.84%) JSON
8 1,020 (32.58%) Java
9 989 (31.59%) SQL Server
10 941 (30.05%) CSS
11 937 (29.93%) Web Services
12 819 (26.16%) REST
13 774 (24.72%) SOAP
14 687 (21.94%) Finance
15 657 (20.98%) Microsoft
16 597 (19.07%) Git (software)
17 574 (18.33%) MVC
18 563 (17.98%) jQuery
19 514 (16.42%) Oracle
20 502 (16.03%) ASP.NET
21 465 (14.85%) RESTful
22 456 (14.56%) OO
23 449 (14.34%) Scrum
24 446 (14.24%) AngularJS
25 413 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
26 410 (13.09%) Test Automation
26 410 (13.09%) Software Engineering
27 406 (12.97%) Azure
28 405 (12.94%) Degree
29 401 (12.81%) XSLT

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
1 197 (6.29%) CMS
2 173 (5.53%) IIS
3 136 (4.34%) Tomcat
4 84 (2.68%) Apache
5 78 (2.49%) Oracle Workflow
6 72 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
7 70 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 65 (2.08%) SharePoint
9 57 (1.82%) Confluence
10 52 (1.66%) JBoss
11 51 (1.63%) WebLogic
12 46 (1.47%) EPiServer
13 35 (1.12%) Drupal
13 35 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
14 34 (1.09%) Umbraco
14 34 (1.09%) WebSphere
14 34 (1.09%) WordPress
15 28 (0.89%) Apache Solr
16 26 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 26 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 74 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 58 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.51%) Chatbot
4 16 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.38%) Sketch
7 9 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.19%) XMetaL
10 4 (0.13%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.096%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.096%) SPSS
12 2 (0.064%) InVision
12 2 (0.064%) Maya
13 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.032%) Stata
Business Applications
1 88 (2.81%) Magento
2 35 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
4 25 (0.80%) SDL Web 8
5 20 (0.64%) Front Arena
5 20 (0.64%) Markit EDM
5 20 (0.64%) thinkFolio
6 19 (0.61%) NetSuite
7 18 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
8 17 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
9 15 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
9 15 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
10 10 (0.32%) HFM
10 10 (0.32%) Oracle FAH
11 8 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
11 8 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
12 7 (0.22%) Elite 3E
13 6 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
13 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
14 5 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 406 (12.97%) Azure
2 277 (8.85%) AWS
3 116 (3.70%) SaaS
4 87 (2.78%) Serverless
5 83 (2.65%) Power Platform
6 74 (2.36%) GitHub
7 60 (1.92%) PaaS
8 59 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
9 54 (1.72%) GCP
10 49 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
11 36 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
12 33 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
13 32 (1.02%) Amazon S3
13 32 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
14 25 (0.80%) Azure Functions
14 25 (0.80%) Boomi
15 22 (0.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 22 (0.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 20 (0.64%) IaaS
17 19 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 185 (5.91%) HTTP
2 148 (4.73%) Internet
3 82 (2.62%) SSL
4 44 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 29 (0.93%) DNS
6 24 (0.77%) VPN
7 19 (0.61%) X.509
8 17 (0.54%) Intranet
9 15 (0.48%) Firewall
10 14 (0.45%) Network Security
11 13 (0.42%) DHCP
11 13 (0.42%) FTP
11 13 (0.42%) HTTPS
11 13 (0.42%) LAN
11 13 (0.42%) PuTTY
12 11 (0.35%) SSH
12 11 (0.35%) WAN
13 8 (0.26%) RTP
13 8 (0.26%) SAN
14 7 (0.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 989 (31.59%) SQL Server
2 331 (10.57%) MySQL
3 277 (8.85%) Relational Database
4 174 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 141 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 117 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
7 110 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 105 (3.35%) NoSQL
9 100 (3.19%) RDBMS
10 99 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 89 (2.84%) Big Data
12 84 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
13 83 (2.65%) Oracle Database
14 73 (2.33%) MongoDB
15 67 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 66 (2.11%) Power BI
17 56 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
18 49 (1.56%) DB2
19 47 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
20 42 (1.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 597 (19.07%) Git (software)
2 302 (9.65%) Visual Studio
3 291 (9.29%) JIRA
4 276 (8.82%) Jenkins
5 262 (8.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 196 (6.26%) Maven
7 190 (6.07%) Selenium
8 167 (5.33%) Subversion
9 158 (5.05%) JUnit
10 108 (3.45%) Eclipse
11 99 (3.16%) Cucumber
12 98 (3.13%) SpecFlow
13 92 (2.94%) SoapUI
14 81 (2.59%) NUnit
15 71 (2.27%) Gradle
16 57 (1.82%) Ant
17 51 (1.63%) TeamCity
18 46 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
18 46 (1.47%) WiX
19 45 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 687 (21.94%) Finance
2 170 (5.43%) Retail
3 130 (4.15%) Marketing
4 103 (3.29%) Banking
5 69 (2.20%) Front Office
6 68 (2.17%) Public Sector
7 62 (1.98%) Legal
8 58 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 49 (1.56%) Telecoms
10 44 (1.41%) Back Office
11 41 (1.31%) Financial Institution
12 40 (1.28%) Aerospace
13 36 (1.15%) Law
14 34 (1.09%) French Language
15 33 (1.05%) Automotive
15 33 (1.05%) Investment Banking
16 31 (0.99%) German Language
17 28 (0.89%) Advertising
18 25 (0.80%) Italian Language
18 25 (0.80%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,717 (54.84%) Developer
2 385 (12.30%) Senior Developer
3 355 (11.34%) C# Developer
4 350 (11.18%) .NET Developer
5 329 (10.51%) Software Developer
6 328 (10.48%) Java Developer
7 296 (9.45%) Analyst
8 207 (6.61%) Consultant
9 190 (6.07%) C# .NET Developer
10 189 (6.04%) Software Engineer
11 137 (4.38%) Architect
12 127 (4.06%) Applications Support
13 116 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
14 108 (3.45%) C# Software Developer
15 98 (3.13%) PHP Developer
16 94 (3.00%) Support Analyst
17 92 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
18 86 (2.75%) .NET Software Developer
19 85 (2.71%) Lead Developer
20 83 (2.65%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,238 (39.54%) HTML
2 1,136 (36.28%) .NET
3 1,122 (35.84%) JSON
4 941 (30.05%) CSS
5 937 (29.93%) Web Services
6 819 (26.16%) REST
7 774 (24.72%) SOAP
8 563 (17.98%) jQuery
9 502 (16.03%) ASP.NET
10 465 (14.85%) RESTful
11 446 (14.24%) AngularJS
12 401 (12.81%) XSLT
13 380 (12.14%) Spring
14 352 (11.24%) Ajax
15 342 (10.92%) .NET Framework
16 327 (10.44%) WCF
17 261 (8.34%) HTML5
18 241 (7.70%) React
19 227 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
20 211 (6.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 244 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 165 (5.27%) Self-Motivation
3 134 (4.28%) User Experience
4 117 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
5 94 (3.00%) Mobile App
6 87 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
7 73 (2.33%) Virtual Team
8 72 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 54 (1.72%) Fixed Income
9 54 (1.72%) Reinsurance
10 50 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
11 49 (1.56%) Data Structures
12 48 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
13 45 (1.44%) Equities
13 45 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 33 (1.05%) N-Tier
15 32 (1.02%) AS400
15 32 (1.02%) iSeries
16 28 (0.89%) Derivative
17 26 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 400 (12.78%) Windows
2 328 (10.48%) Linux
3 176 (5.62%) Unix
4 144 (4.60%) Android
5 120 (3.83%) Apple iOS
6 75 (2.40%) Windows Server
7 39 (1.25%) CentOS
8 33 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 25 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (0.67%) Windows 10
12 19 (0.61%) Debian
13 17 (0.54%) Fedora
14 15 (0.48%) Solaris
15 13 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.38%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.32%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.22%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,242 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
2 574 (18.33%) MVC
3 456 (14.56%) OO
4 449 (14.34%) Scrum
5 413 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
6 410 (13.09%) Software Engineering
6 410 (13.09%) Test Automation
7 361 (11.53%) Web Development
8 358 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
9 335 (10.70%) DevOps
10 307 (9.81%) SDLC
11 305 (9.74%) TDD
12 277 (8.85%) Computer Science
13 255 (8.14%) Unit Testing
14 223 (7.12%) Mentoring
15 214 (6.83%) E-Commerce
15 214 (6.83%) Microservices
16 205 (6.55%) SOA
17 196 (6.26%) ITIL
18 185 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,523 (48.64%) SQL
2 1,420 (45.35%) JavaScript
3 1,244 (39.73%) C#
4 1,020 (32.58%) Java
5 330 (10.54%) PHP
6 313 (10.00%) Python
7 293 (9.36%) T-SQL
8 140 (4.47%) VB.NET
9 131 (4.18%) PL/SQL
10 128 (4.09%) C++
11 126 (4.02%) XPath
12 105 (3.35%) VB
13 92 (2.94%) PowerShell
14 84 (2.68%) C
15 75 (2.40%) Shell Script
16 71 (2.27%) Java 8
17 69 (2.20%) Ruby
18 65 (2.08%) TypeScript
19 58 (1.85%) Bash Shell
19 58 (1.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 405 (12.94%) Degree
2 135 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 109 (3.48%) Security Cleared
4 52 (1.66%) SC Cleared
5 29 (0.93%) MCP
6 22 (0.70%) ISEB
6 22 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 22 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 18 (0.57%) PMI Certification
9 17 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (0.48%) HND
11 9 (0.29%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.19%) MCSA
12 6 (0.19%) MCSD
12 6 (0.19%) MCSE
13 5 (0.16%) HNC
13 5 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.16%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (10.06%) QA
2 49 (1.56%) SLA
3 42 (1.34%) GDPR
4 23 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.29%) PMO
7 7 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
7 7 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.22%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.16%) HL7
8 5 (0.16%) WCAG
9 4 (0.13%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.13%) EMIR
9 4 (0.13%) WAI
10 3 (0.096%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.096%) NCSC
11 2 (0.064%) IFRS
11 2 (0.064%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.064%) RMADS
System Software
1 165 (5.27%) Docker
2 55 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (0.38%) XenApp
6 10 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.22%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.22%) vSphere
9 7 (0.22%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.064%) Cronacle
11 2 (0.064%) Firmware
12 1 (0.032%) Cygwin
12 1 (0.032%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 58 (1.85%) Kubernetes
2 45 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
3 31 (0.99%) Ansible
4 26 (0.83%) Terraform
5 23 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
6 20 (0.64%) Automic
7 18 (0.57%) Puppet
8 14 (0.45%) Rancher
9 11 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (0.35%) Kibana
9 11 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
9 11 (0.35%) SCCM
10 10 (0.32%) Grafana
10 10 (0.32%) HP ALM
10 10 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.26%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.22%) TIBCO Hawk
13 6 (0.19%) BladeLogic
13 6 (0.19%) Control-M
Vendors
1 657 (20.98%) Microsoft
2 514 (16.42%) Oracle
3 116 (3.70%) ServiceNow
4 103 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
5 85 (2.71%) SAP
6 70 (2.24%) Google
7 65 (2.08%) MuleSoft
8 52 (1.66%) Adobe
9 51 (1.63%) Xamarin
10 50 (1.60%) Red Hat
11 40 (1.28%) IBM
12 34 (1.09%) TIBCO
13 31 (0.99%) HP
13 31 (0.99%) SimCorp
14 30 (0.96%) VMware
15 29 (0.93%) Apple
16 28 (0.89%) Guidewire
16 28 (0.89%) hybris
17 25 (0.80%) Elastic Path
17 25 (0.80%) Interwoven