Period
to 2 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for XPath skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited XPath over the 6 months to 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XPath (XML Path Language)
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 760 906 983
Rank change year-on-year +146 +77 -10
Permanent jobs citing XPath 57 125 129
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.10% 0.086%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 54 80 114
Median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -14.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £42,950 £32,875
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £69,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% +11.11% -10.00%

XPath is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 42,701 65,563 82,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.65% 54.06% 54.95%
Number of salaries quoted 35,418 54,531 69,117
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XPath as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XPath in the UK

XPath
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing XPath.

Salary trend for XPath in the UK

XPath
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing XPath over the 6 months to 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for XPath in the UK

XPath
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing XPath within the UK over the 6 months to 2 March 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 +145 47 £63,750 +34.21% 16
UK excluding London +149 38 £62,500 +25.00% 11
South East +153 24 £65,000 +4.00% 5
London +84 16 £43,750 -7.89% 5
Work from Home -127 9 £35,000 -48.15% 3
Scotland +31 7 £35,000 -30.00%
North of England +39 4 £45,000 - 4
North West +37 3 £45,000 - 2
Midlands - 2 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £60,000 - 1
South West +30 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, IT jobs citing XPath 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 XPath.

1 45 (78.95%) XML
2 37 (64.91%) SQL
3 36 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (61.40%) Java
5 31 (54.39%) JavaScript
5 31 (54.39%) XSLT
6 29 (50.88%) CSS
6 29 (50.88%) JIRA
7 25 (43.86%) Spring
7 25 (43.86%) Finance
8 23 (40.35%) J2EE
8 23 (40.35%) SaaS
9 22 (38.60%) AngularJS
9 22 (38.60%) JUnit
10 20 (35.09%) Scrum
10 20 (35.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 20 (35.09%) Kanban
11 19 (33.33%) Confluence
12 18 (31.58%) B2B
13 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
14 15 (26.32%) Oracle
14 15 (26.32%) TypeScript
15 14 (24.56%) HTML
16 13 (22.81%) JSON
16 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
17 12 (21.05%) DevOps
17 12 (21.05%) Windows
18 10 (17.54%) Web Services
18 10 (17.54%) Angular 2
19 9 (15.79%) Azure

XPath
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 19 (33.33%) Confluence
2 9 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.51%) Mule
3 2 (3.51%) Mule ESB
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
4 1 (1.75%) JBoss
4 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 23 (40.35%) SaaS
2 9 (15.79%) Azure
3 7 (12.28%) AWS
4 3 (5.26%) OpenShift
4 3 (5.26%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
1 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.75%) FTP
2 1 (1.75%) IPv4
2 1 (1.75%) IPv6
2 1 (1.75%) SMTP
2 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.26%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (5.26%) GIS
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.26%) Power BI
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.51%) MySQL
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.51%) SSDT
5 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (50.88%) JIRA
2 22 (38.60%) JUnit
3 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
4 8 (14.04%) Selenium
5 7 (12.28%) Maven
5 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
6 4 (7.02%) Ant
6 4 (7.02%) Mocha
6 4 (7.02%) Toad
7 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (5.26%) Bitbucket
7 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.26%) IntelliJ
7 3 (5.26%) JBehave
7 3 (5.26%) MSTest
7 3 (5.26%) NUnit
7 3 (5.26%) TestNG
7 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.75%) Zephyr
General
1 25 (43.86%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Law
3 2 (3.51%) Electronics
3 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (57.89%) Developer
2 20 (35.09%) Java Developer
3 16 (28.07%) Senior Developer
4 15 (26.32%) Full Stack Developer
5 12 (21.05%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (17.54%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 7 (12.28%) Data Engineer
8 5 (8.77%) Developer in Test
8 5 (8.77%) Web Engineer
9 4 (7.02%) Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Applications Support
10 3 (5.26%) Angular Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
10 3 (5.26%) Tester
11 2 (3.51%) Automation Tester
11 2 (3.51%) Backend Developer
11 2 (3.51%) Java Engineer
11 2 (3.51%) Senior Applications Developer
11 2 (3.51%) Senior Applications Support
11 2 (3.51%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (78.95%) XML
2 31 (54.39%) XSLT
3 29 (50.88%) CSS
4 25 (43.86%) Spring
5 23 (40.35%) J2EE
6 22 (38.60%) AngularJS
7 20 (35.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (24.56%) HTML
9 13 (22.81%) JSON
10 10 (17.54%) Angular 2
10 10 (17.54%) Web Services
11 9 (15.79%) ActiveMQ
11 9 (15.79%) Apache Camel
12 7 (12.28%) REST
13 6 (10.53%) Scrapy
13 6 (10.53%) Struts
13 6 (10.53%) XSD
14 5 (8.77%) SOAP
15 4 (7.02%) JMS
15 4 (7.02%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) DataPower
3 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.51%) Social Media
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.09%) Kanban
2 20 (35.09%) Scrum
3 18 (31.58%) B2B
4 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
5 12 (21.05%) DevOps
6 8 (14.04%) Fintech
7 7 (12.28%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (12.28%) Data Science
7 7 (12.28%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (10.53%) Machine Learning
8 6 (10.53%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (8.77%) API Testing
9 5 (8.77%) BDD
9 5 (8.77%) OOP
10 4 (7.02%) Black-Box Testing
10 4 (7.02%) Data Engineering
10 4 (7.02%) Task Automation
10 4 (7.02%) White-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (64.91%) SQL
2 35 (61.40%) Java
3 31 (54.39%) JavaScript
4 15 (26.32%) TypeScript
5 8 (14.04%) C#
6 7 (12.28%) Python
6 7 (12.28%) XQuery
7 4 (7.02%) PL/SQL
7 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.51%) VBScript
10 1 (1.75%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.75%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.75%) PHP
10 1 (1.75%) Tcl
10 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) PMO
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Grafana
1 3 (5.26%) SCOM
2 2 (3.51%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.51%) Puppet
2 2 (3.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) Splunk
3 4 (7.02%) SAP
4 3 (5.26%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.26%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.51%) AppDynamics
5 2 (3.51%) IBM
6 1 (1.75%) Guidewire