Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XPath (XML Path Language)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 930 660 950
Rank change year-on-year -270 +290 +63
Permanent jobs citing XPath 102 25 134
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.052% 0.097%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.088% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 73 20 107
10th Percentile £30,000 £40,000 £27,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £58,125 £43,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £70,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -35.71% +27.27% +22.22%
75th Percentile £58,750 £73,125 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,000 £75,250 £75,300
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £70,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -35.71% +40.00% +11.11%

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 67,123 28,412 73,480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.88% 59.24% 53.46%
Number of salaries quoted 44,702 24,261 60,721
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 16 October 2021.

Salary histogram for XPath in the UK

XPath
Top 13 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 16 October 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 -242 97 £45,000 -35.71% 16
UK excluding London -190 77 £45,000 -35.71% 14
North of England -99 41 £37,500 -16.67% 5
Yorkshire - 41 £37,500 - 4
Work from Home -246 23 £47,500 -32.14% 5
London -229 21 £52,500 -12.50% 4
South East -163 14 £70,000 - 5
South West -71 12 £47,500 -9.52%
East of England - 4 £34,000 - 1
Scotland -94 3 £70,000 +105.88% 2
Midlands - 3 £42,500 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £52,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 89 (87.25%) XML
2 66 (64.71%) SQL Server
3 65 (63.73%) XSLT
4 49 (48.04%) Web Services
4 49 (48.04%) REST
5 48 (47.06%) SOAP
5 48 (47.06%) SQL
6 47 (46.08%) Java
7 40 (39.22%) EDI
8 39 (38.24%) ERP
9 36 (35.29%) .NET
10 35 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (28.43%) Social Skills
12 24 (23.53%) Azure
13 22 (21.57%) SAP
14 21 (20.59%) PHP
14 21 (20.59%) C#
14 21 (20.59%) Sage
14 21 (20.59%) SAP Business One
15 20 (19.61%) Selenium
16 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
17 18 (17.65%) Back Office
18 17 (16.67%) Finance
18 17 (16.67%) Oracle
19 16 (15.69%) CSS
19 16 (15.69%) DevOps
20 15 (14.71%) JSON
20 15 (14.71%) Visual Studio
20 15 (14.71%) JavaScript
21 13 (12.75%) JUnit

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 6 (5.88%) Confluence
1 6 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (2.94%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (20.59%) SAP Business One
2 2 (1.96%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.96%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (23.53%) Azure
2 13 (12.75%) AWS
3 6 (5.88%) SaaS
4 3 (2.94%) GitHub
4 3 (2.94%) IaaS
4 3 (2.94%) PaaS
5 2 (1.96%) Azure Functions
5 2 (1.96%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (1.96%) Serverless
6 1 (0.98%) Boomi
6 1 (0.98%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) HTTP
2 5 (4.90%) FTP
3 3 (2.94%) SSH
3 3 (2.94%) SSL
4 2 (1.96%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.96%) Broadband
4 2 (1.96%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.96%) Telnet
4 2 (1.96%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.98%) SMTP
5 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (9.80%) SQL Server 2017
4 6 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.92%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.92%) RavenDB
6 4 (3.92%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.94%) Blockchain
7 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.94%) SSDT
8 2 (1.96%) DB2
8 2 (1.96%) Metadata
8 2 (1.96%) MySQL
8 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2019
9 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (19.61%) Selenium
2 15 (14.71%) Visual Studio
3 13 (12.75%) JUnit
4 12 (11.76%) JIRA
5 10 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (7.84%) TestNG
7 6 (5.88%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.92%) Ant
8 4 (3.92%) Maven
8 4 (3.92%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.94%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.94%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.94%) IntelliJ
9 3 (2.94%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.96%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.96%) LINQPad
10 2 (1.96%) NeoLoad
10 2 (1.96%) SoapUI
General
1 29 (28.43%) Social Skills
2 18 (17.65%) Back Office
3 17 (16.67%) Finance
4 11 (10.78%) Legal
5 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (8.82%) Games
5 9 (8.82%) Publishing
6 2 (1.96%) Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Humanities
6 2 (1.96%) Law
6 2 (1.96%) Social Science
7 1 (0.98%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (34.31%) Consultant
1 35 (34.31%) Developer
2 11 (10.78%) SQL Developer
2 11 (10.78%) Technical Consultant
3 10 (9.80%) C# Developer
4 9 (8.82%) Support Consultant
4 9 (8.82%) Technical Developer
5 8 (7.84%) Analyst
5 8 (7.84%) SQL Server Developer
6 7 (6.86%) Azure Developer
6 7 (6.86%) Azure DevOps
6 7 (6.86%) C# WPF Developer
6 7 (6.86%) Data Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) DevOps Developer
6 7 (6.86%) WPF Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Tester
7 6 (5.88%) Web Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Lead Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (87.25%) XML
2 65 (63.73%) XSLT
3 49 (48.04%) REST
3 49 (48.04%) Web Services
4 48 (47.06%) SOAP
5 40 (39.22%) EDI
6 36 (35.29%) .NET
7 16 (15.69%) CSS
8 15 (14.71%) JSON
9 12 (11.76%) HTML
10 9 (8.82%) .NET Framework
11 7 (6.86%) Scrapy
11 7 (6.86%) WPF
12 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
12 6 (5.88%) Spring
12 6 (5.88%) XSD
13 5 (4.90%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (4.90%) J2EE
13 5 (4.90%) Regular Expression
13 5 (4.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Social Media
2 3 (2.94%) Data Structures
2 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (2.94%) User Experience
3 2 (1.96%) Reference Data
3 2 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.96%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.84%) Windows
2 6 (5.88%) Linux
2 6 (5.88%) Unix
3 4 (3.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (38.24%) ERP
2 35 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.69%) DevOps
4 13 (12.75%) Test Automation
5 12 (11.76%) Kanban
6 11 (10.78%) Scrum
7 10 (9.80%) Full Stack Development
7 10 (9.80%) OO
8 9 (8.82%) SDLC
9 8 (7.84%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.86%) Data Analysis
10 7 (6.86%) Data Science
10 7 (6.86%) Front End Development
10 7 (6.86%) MVVM
10 7 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (6.86%) Test Management
11 6 (5.88%) Data Visualisation
11 6 (5.88%) Defect Management
11 6 (5.88%) Natural Language Processing
11 6 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 48 (47.06%) SQL
2 47 (46.08%) Java
3 21 (20.59%) C#
3 21 (20.59%) PHP
4 15 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.78%) Python
6 6 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.92%) Scala
7 4 (3.92%) TypeScript
7 4 (3.92%) XQuery
8 3 (2.94%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.96%) C
9 2 (1.96%) C++
9 2 (1.96%) VB
9 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.96%) VBA
10 1 (0.98%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.98%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.98%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 9 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.86%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) QA
2 3 (2.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.96%) Grafana
2 2 (1.96%) nmon
Vendors
1 22 (21.57%) SAP
2 21 (20.59%) Sage
3 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
4 17 (16.67%) Oracle
5 6 (5.88%) Splunk
6 4 (3.92%) Cognizant
6 4 (3.92%) IBM
6 4 (3.92%) IBM Sterling
7 3 (2.94%) Bloomberg
7 3 (2.94%) MarketAxess
7 3 (2.94%) Tradeweb
8 2 (1.96%) Citrix
8 2 (1.96%) F5
8 2 (1.96%) Workday
9 1 (0.98%) Dell
9 1 (0.98%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.98%) TIBCO