Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XPath (XML Path Language)
UK
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 811 991 1002
Rank change year-on-year +180 +11 -114
Permanent jobs citing XPath 61 108 205
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.075% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 43 85 156
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £43,650 £27,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £73,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.89% - -

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 47,829 77,919 97,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.25% 54.18% 56.06%
Number of salaries quoted 39,279 63,690 80,835
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

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 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for XPath in the UK

XPath
Top 10 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 6 June 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 +192 54 £47,500 -7.32% 3
London +141 45 £47,500 -17.39% 1
UK excluding London +147 13 £51,250 +13.89% 2
Wales - 4 £59,500 -
North of England +123 3 - -
South East +90 3 - -
North West +76 3 - -
Work from Home - 3 £67,500 -
East of England - 2 £41,836 -
South West +80 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 56 (91.80%) XML
2 45 (73.77%) XSLT
3 42 (68.85%) JSON
4 41 (67.21%) JavaScript
5 39 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (63.93%) REST
6 38 (62.30%) Git (software)
6 38 (62.30%) C#
7 36 (59.02%) SQL Server
7 36 (59.02%) Web Services
7 36 (59.02%) Finance
8 34 (55.74%) SOAP
9 32 (52.46%) ASP.NET
9 32 (52.46%) .NET
10 31 (50.82%) Visual Studio
10 31 (50.82%) .NET Framework
11 29 (47.54%) User Stories
12 28 (45.90%) Continuous Improvement
12 28 (45.90%) OWASP
12 28 (45.90%) EPiServer
12 28 (45.90%) MVC
12 28 (45.90%) Scrum
12 28 (45.90%) ITIL
13 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
14 25 (40.98%) Sprint Planning
15 24 (39.34%) SQL Server 2012
15 24 (39.34%) Internet
16 19 (31.15%) Spring
17 14 (22.95%) SQL
18 13 (21.31%) HTML

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 28 (45.90%) EPiServer
2 9 (14.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (14.75%) WebLogic
3 6 (9.84%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (9.84%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (6.56%) CMS
4 4 (6.56%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (4.92%) IIS
5 3 (4.92%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.28%) Drupal
7 1 (1.64%) Anypoint
7 1 (1.64%) Confluence
7 1 (1.64%) Mendix
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (4.92%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (4.92%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Azure
2 6 (9.84%) AWS
2 6 (9.84%) GCP
3 4 (6.56%) OpenShift
4 2 (3.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (39.34%) Internet
2 5 (8.20%) HTTP
3 2 (3.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (59.02%) SQL Server
2 24 (39.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.92%) DB2
6 2 (3.28%) ActiveReports
6 2 (3.28%) MarkLogic
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.64%) MySQL
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 38 (62.30%) Git (software)
2 31 (50.82%) Visual Studio
3 11 (18.03%) Maven
4 10 (16.39%) Jenkins
5 9 (14.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (11.48%) Selenium
7 6 (9.84%) SonarQube
8 5 (8.20%) Cucumber
9 4 (6.56%) JIRA
9 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (4.92%) Bitbucket
11 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
11 2 (3.28%) IntelliJ
11 2 (3.28%) Rational Rhapsody
12 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
12 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.64%) XMLSpy
General
1 36 (59.02%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Law
3 4 (6.56%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Legal
3 4 (6.56%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (65.57%) Developer
2 27 (44.26%) .NET Developer
3 25 (40.98%) C# .NET Developer
3 25 (40.98%) C# Developer
4 8 (13.11%) Java Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Consultant
5 6 (9.84%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Middleware Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.92%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Data Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Java Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) JavaScript Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Lead Software Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (91.80%) XML
2 45 (73.77%) XSLT
3 42 (68.85%) JSON
4 39 (63.93%) REST
5 36 (59.02%) Web Services
6 34 (55.74%) SOAP
7 32 (52.46%) .NET
7 32 (52.46%) ASP.NET
8 31 (50.82%) .NET Framework
9 19 (31.15%) Spring
10 13 (21.31%) HTML
11 9 (14.75%) XSD
12 8 (13.11%) AngularJS
13 7 (11.48%) CSS
13 7 (11.48%) Middleware
14 6 (9.84%) Hibernate
14 6 (9.84%) HTML5
14 6 (9.84%) Oracle Fusion
14 6 (9.84%) Spring Boot
14 6 (9.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.92%) Social Media
4 2 (3.28%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (47.54%) User Stories
3 28 (45.90%) Continuous Improvement
3 28 (45.90%) ITIL
3 28 (45.90%) MVC
3 28 (45.90%) OWASP
3 28 (45.90%) Scrum
4 25 (40.98%) Sprint Planning
5 11 (18.03%) SDLC
6 10 (16.39%) SOA
7 9 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (9.84%) BPMN
8 6 (9.84%) Business Activity Monitoring
8 6 (9.84%) DevOps
8 6 (9.84%) Microservices
8 6 (9.84%) OOD
8 6 (9.84%) Post-Production
8 6 (9.84%) Requirements Gathering
8 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
8 6 (9.84%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 41 (67.21%) JavaScript
2 38 (62.30%) C#
3 14 (22.95%) SQL
4 13 (21.31%) Java
5 8 (13.11%) XQuery
6 5 (8.20%) Python
7 3 (4.92%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.28%) JMESPath
8 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.28%) R
8 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.28%) VB
9 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.92%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (1.64%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Adobe
3 3 (4.92%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.92%) BEA
3 3 (4.92%) IBM
3 3 (4.92%) Sun
3 3 (4.92%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.64%) MuleSoft