Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XPath (XML Path Language)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 956 833 886
Rank change year-on-year -123 +53 -52
Permanent jobs citing XPath 232 362 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.38% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 196 301 292
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,125 £61,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,974
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.33% +3.47%

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 98,109 94,342 108,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.65% 53.63% 52.16%
Number of salaries quoted 82,519 80,784 93,404
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

XPath
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for XPath in the UK

XPath
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing XPath.

Salary trend for XPath in the UK

XPath
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing XPath over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for XPath in the UK

XPath
Top 15 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 21 February 2018. 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 -132 199 £55,000 +4.76% 53
UK excluding London -50 132 £50,000 +11.11% 42
London -83 85 £57,500 +4.55% 19
Midlands +19 42 £55,000 +48.65% 11
West Midlands -5 37 £58,750 +63.19% 11
South East -38 28 £65,000 +23.81% 6
North of England -15 24 £45,000 +5.88% 9
North West 0 19 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Scotland -31 17 £45,000 +5.88% 4
East of England +6 15 £60,000 +31.87% 7
South West +2 12 £52,500 +19.32% 1
East Midlands +2 6 £65,000 +18.18%
Yorkshire -11 5 £65,000 +52.94% 1
Wales +7 1 £24,500 -20.97% 4
North East - 1 £65,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 180 (77.59%) XML
2 135 (58.19%) SQL
3 124 (53.45%) XSLT
4 110 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (43.53%) Finance
6 99 (42.67%) Web Services
7 94 (40.52%) SQL Server
8 91 (39.22%) Java
9 71 (30.60%) .NET
10 70 (30.17%) C#
11 68 (29.31%) JavaScript
11 68 (29.31%) Oracle
12 66 (28.45%) SOAP
13 65 (28.02%) Git (software)
14 64 (27.59%) NoSQL
14 64 (27.59%) OO
15 63 (27.16%) TDD
15 63 (27.16%) REST
16 61 (26.29%) Software Engineering
16 61 (26.29%) SOA
17 60 (25.86%) T-SQL
18 56 (24.14%) BDD
19 54 (23.28%) Degree
20 53 (22.84%) HTML
21 52 (22.41%) Linux
22 48 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
23 47 (20.26%) CSS
24 45 (19.40%) Computer Science
25 44 (18.97%) JSON
25 44 (18.97%) JMS

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 32 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (10.78%) JBoss
3 22 (9.48%) Apache Solr
3 22 (9.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 21 (9.05%) Tomcat
5 20 (8.62%) CMS
6 16 (6.90%) Apache
7 15 (6.47%) MQSeries
8 14 (6.03%) WebSphere
9 13 (5.60%) WebLogic
10 12 (5.17%) Anypoint
11 9 (3.88%) Mule
12 7 (3.02%) GlassFish
13 6 (2.59%) Apache Spark
13 6 (2.59%) Confluence
13 6 (2.59%) Mule ESB
13 6 (2.59%) nginx
14 5 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (2.16%) EPiServer
15 4 (1.72%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 12 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (4.31%) Elite 3E
2 6 (2.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.72%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (1.72%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.72%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.72%) Oracle iProcurement
3 4 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (1.72%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (1.72%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.43%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 38 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (7.33%) GitHub
3 11 (4.74%) SaaS
4 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.88%) OpenShift
5 6 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.59%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 6 (2.59%) npm
5 6 (2.59%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.47%) FTP
2 10 (4.31%) HTTP
3 5 (2.16%) SSL
4 3 (1.29%) AMQP
5 2 (0.86%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.43%) Internet
6 1 (0.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (40.52%) SQL Server
2 64 (27.59%) NoSQL
3 39 (16.81%) Relational Database
4 32 (13.79%) MongoDB
5 24 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (9.91%) MySQL
7 22 (9.48%) RDBMS
8 19 (8.19%) Redis
9 16 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (6.47%) Bigtable
11 12 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (4.74%) MarkLogic
13 10 (4.31%) Oracle Database
13 10 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (3.02%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (3.02%) DTS
15 7 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (2.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 65 (28.02%) Git (software)
2 42 (18.10%) Jenkins
3 41 (17.67%) Maven
4 39 (16.81%) Subversion
5 30 (12.93%) JUnit
6 27 (11.64%) Visual Studio
7 19 (8.19%) Codeception
7 19 (8.19%) Vagrant
8 17 (7.33%) Ant
9 16 (6.90%) Eclipse
9 16 (6.90%) JIRA
10 14 (6.03%) Bitbucket
10 14 (6.03%) SoapUI
11 13 (5.60%) gulp
12 11 (4.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (4.74%) IntelliJ
12 11 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (3.88%) Checkstyle
13 9 (3.88%) Gradle
13 9 (3.88%) TestNG
General
1 101 (43.53%) Finance
2 33 (14.22%) Banking
3 17 (7.33%) Games
4 14 (6.03%) Retail
5 11 (4.74%) Law
6 9 (3.88%) Electronics
6 9 (3.88%) Legal
6 9 (3.88%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.88%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.16%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.16%) Marketing
8 3 (1.29%) Front Office
8 3 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 128 (55.17%) Developer
2 44 (18.97%) Java Developer
3 34 (14.66%) Software Engineer
4 28 (12.07%) .NET Developer
5 22 (9.48%) Senior Software Engineer
6 19 (8.19%) PHP Software Engineer
7 18 (7.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (7.76%) C# Developer
7 18 (7.76%) Senior Developer
8 17 (7.33%) Consultant
9 16 (6.90%) Junior
10 12 (5.17%) Implementation Consultant
11 11 (4.74%) Java Engineer
11 11 (4.74%) Java Software Engineer
11 11 (4.74%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (4.31%) Principal .NET Developer
12 10 (4.31%) Senior Java Engineer
12 10 (4.31%) Senior Java Software Engineer
12 10 (4.31%) SOA Developer
12 10 (4.31%) XML Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (77.59%) XML
2 124 (53.45%) XSLT
3 99 (42.67%) Web Services
4 71 (30.60%) .NET
5 66 (28.45%) SOAP
6 63 (27.16%) REST
7 53 (22.84%) HTML
8 47 (20.26%) CSS
9 44 (18.97%) JMS
9 44 (18.97%) JSON
10 42 (18.10%) XSD
11 40 (17.24%) ASP.NET
12 39 (16.81%) Hibernate
13 38 (16.38%) Spring
14 34 (14.66%) Middleware
15 31 (13.36%) XML Schema
16 29 (12.50%) Regular Expression
17 28 (12.07%) WCF
18 25 (10.78%) WSDL
19 23 (9.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 45 (19.40%) Computer Science
2 37 (15.95%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (13.36%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (9.48%) Algorithms
5 20 (8.62%) Virtual Team
6 19 (8.19%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (8.19%) Linux Command Line
7 18 (7.76%) User Experience
8 13 (5.60%) Hedge funds
9 6 (2.59%) Fintech
10 4 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.72%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.72%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.29%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.86%) Credit Risk
13 1 (0.43%) BBC
13 1 (0.43%) Blog
13 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.43%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.41%) Linux
2 17 (7.33%) Windows
3 13 (5.60%) Unix
4 8 (3.45%) Solaris
5 7 (3.02%) Android
5 7 (3.02%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.86%) CentOS
7 2 (0.86%) Debian
8 1 (0.43%) AIX
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (27.59%) OO
3 63 (27.16%) TDD
4 61 (26.29%) SOA
4 61 (26.29%) Software Engineering
5 56 (24.14%) BDD
6 48 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (17.67%) Scrum
8 37 (15.95%) Unit Testing
9 36 (15.52%) MVC
10 35 (15.09%) Test Automation
11 32 (13.79%) Microservices
12 29 (12.50%) Software Architecture
13 28 (12.07%) SDLC
14 26 (11.21%) Open Source
15 19 (8.19%) Complex Event Processing
15 19 (8.19%) Waterfall
15 19 (8.19%) Web Development
16 17 (7.33%) OOD
16 17 (7.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 135 (58.19%) SQL
2 91 (39.22%) Java
3 70 (30.17%) C#
4 68 (29.31%) JavaScript
5 60 (25.86%) T-SQL
6 36 (15.52%) XQuery
7 32 (13.79%) PHP
8 28 (12.07%) Python
9 25 (10.78%) PHP 7
10 24 (10.34%) PL/SQL
11 12 (5.17%) VB.NET
12 11 (4.74%) SPARQL
13 9 (3.88%) R
13 9 (3.88%) VBA
14 7 (3.02%) Ruby
15 6 (2.59%) Groovy
15 6 (2.59%) Shell Script
16 5 (2.16%) Bash Shell
16 5 (2.16%) C++
17 4 (1.72%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 54 (23.28%) Degree
2 34 (14.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (8.19%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.45%) PhD
5 4 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.29%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.29%) MCPD
6 3 (1.29%) MCTS
6 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.43%) ISEB
7 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.43%) MBA
7 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.93%) QA
2 6 (2.59%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 25 (10.78%) Docker
2 5 (2.16%) HDFS
3 4 (1.72%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.86%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.72%) CloudHub
2 4 (1.72%) Oozie
3 1 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 68 (29.31%) Oracle
2 34 (14.66%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.62%) SAP
4 12 (5.17%) MuleSoft
5 10 (4.31%) IBM
5 10 (4.31%) Reuters
5 10 (4.31%) Sybase
6 9 (3.88%) Solace
7 8 (3.45%) Intapp
8 7 (3.02%) Talend
9 6 (2.59%) Remedy
10 5 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.16%) Siebel
11 4 (1.72%) Kofax
11 4 (1.72%) Perforce
11 4 (1.72%) Tableau
12 3 (1.29%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.29%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.29%) WSO2
13 2 (0.86%) Cognizant