Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SOAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SOAP over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 186 180 120
Rank change year-on-year -6 -60 +57
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 81 119 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.05% 1.30% 2.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.41% 4.00% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 59 88 221
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +22.22% -12.90%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,375 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,375 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.48% +1.50% -

SOAP 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,378 2,972 3,924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.76% 32.56% 39.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,019 2,500 3,445
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +2.11%

SOAP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SOAP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SOAP in the West Midlands

SOAP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for SOAP in the West Midlands

SOAP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOAP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Salary histogram for SOAP in the West Midlands

SOAP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOAP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. 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
Warwickshire +12 30 £50,000 +42.86% 3
Birmingham +31 26 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Coventry +9 6 £52,500 +10.53%
Staffordshire -12 5 £46,250 +26.71% 1
Shropshire +1 2 - -
Worcestershire -11 2 £40,000 -9.09% 3
Herefordshire -32 2 £67,500 +35.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £35,000 - 1
Solihull -15 1 £32,500 +30.00% 1
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT jobs citing SOAP 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SOAP.

1 61 (75.31%) Web Services
2 45 (55.56%) SQL
3 43 (53.09%) REST
4 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (45.68%) XML
6 29 (35.80%) C#
6 29 (35.80%) Java
7 28 (34.57%) Spring
8 27 (33.33%) .NET
8 27 (33.33%) NoSQL
9 25 (30.86%) JavaScript
10 23 (28.40%) Maven
10 23 (28.40%) Amazon AWS
10 23 (28.40%) Jenkins
11 22 (27.16%) JSON
11 22 (27.16%) RESTful
11 22 (27.16%) J2EE
12 21 (25.93%) JUnit
13 20 (24.69%) HTML
13 20 (24.69%) Apache Camel
14 19 (23.46%) OO
15 18 (22.22%) Unix
15 18 (22.22%) Linux
15 18 (22.22%) ASP.NET
15 18 (22.22%) Spring Boot
16 17 (20.99%) CSS
16 17 (20.99%) E-Commerce
16 17 (20.99%) AngularJS
16 17 (20.99%) WCF
17 16 (19.75%) Continuous Integration

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (7.41%) Apache
1 6 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.70%) Anypoint
2 3 (3.70%) IIS
2 3 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.47%) CMS
4 1 (1.23%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.23%) Mule
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 23 (28.40%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (16.05%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (16.05%) Serverless
3 12 (14.81%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (12.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (12.35%) Amazon EKS
4 10 (12.35%) Amazon ELB
4 10 (12.35%) Amazon S3
5 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (6.17%) SaaS
7 3 (3.70%) Force.com
7 3 (3.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (2.47%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (2.47%) Apigee
8 2 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.47%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) FTP
1 2 (2.47%) SMTP
2 1 (1.23%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 15 (18.52%) MongoDB
3 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
4 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (8.64%) MySQL
6 6 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (6.17%) DTS
7 5 (6.17%) Relational Database
7 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.23%) Big Data
9 1 (1.23%) GIS
9 1 (1.23%) Spatial Data
9 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (28.40%) Jenkins
1 23 (28.40%) Maven
2 21 (25.93%) JUnit
3 8 (9.88%) Visual Studio
4 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
5 6 (7.41%) DbUnit
5 6 (7.41%) jMock
5 6 (7.41%) Mockito
5 6 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (6.17%) Selenium
6 5 (6.17%) SonarQube
7 4 (4.94%) JIRA
8 3 (3.70%) MSI
8 3 (3.70%) NUnit
8 3 (3.70%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.70%) Subversion
9 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.47%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.47%) Moq
9 2 (2.47%) Xdebug
General
1 11 (13.58%) Games
2 3 (3.70%) Finance
3 2 (2.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (79.01%) Developer
2 25 (30.86%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.28%) C# Developer
4 13 (16.05%) .NET Developer
4 13 (16.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (13.58%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (11.11%) Games Developer
6 9 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 8 (9.88%) E-Commerce Developer
7 8 (9.88%) Java E-Commerce Developer
8 7 (8.64%) Applications Support
9 6 (7.41%) ServiceNow Developer
10 5 (6.17%) Analyst
10 5 (6.17%) Consultant
11 4 (4.94%) Implementation Consultant
11 4 (4.94%) PHP Developer
11 4 (4.94%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (4.94%) Support Engineer
11 4 (4.94%) Technical Support
11 4 (4.94%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (75.31%) Web Services
2 43 (53.09%) REST
3 37 (45.68%) XML
4 28 (34.57%) Spring
5 27 (33.33%) .NET
6 22 (27.16%) J2EE
6 22 (27.16%) JSON
6 22 (27.16%) RESTful
7 20 (24.69%) Apache Camel
7 20 (24.69%) HTML
8 18 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 18 (22.22%) Spring Boot
9 17 (20.99%) AngularJS
9 17 (20.99%) CSS
9 17 (20.99%) WCF
10 15 (18.52%) HTML5
11 14 (17.28%) Kafka
12 13 (16.05%) .NET Framework
13 12 (14.81%) React
13 12 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Xbox
2 8 (9.88%) iPad
3 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.17%) CMDB
5 4 (4.94%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.70%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.47%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.23%) LLPG
8 1 (1.23%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.22%) Linux
1 18 (22.22%) Unix
2 3 (3.70%) Windows
3 2 (2.47%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.23%) Android
4 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.46%) OO
3 17 (20.99%) E-Commerce
4 16 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (19.75%) DevOps
4 16 (19.75%) Microservices
5 14 (17.28%) Software Engineering
6 13 (16.05%) MVC
6 13 (16.05%) TDD
7 12 (14.81%) Mentoring
7 12 (14.81%) Web Development
8 10 (12.35%) Scrum
9 9 (11.11%) SOA
9 9 (11.11%) Technology Roadmap
10 7 (8.64%) BDD
11 6 (7.41%) Incident Management
11 6 (7.41%) Kanban
11 6 (7.41%) Problem Management
11 6 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (6.17%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 45 (55.56%) SQL
2 29 (35.80%) C#
2 29 (35.80%) Java
3 25 (30.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.64%) T-SQL
4 7 (8.64%) VB.NET
5 6 (7.41%) PHP
6 3 (3.70%) Apex Code
6 3 (3.70%) SOQL
6 3 (3.70%) SOSL
7 2 (2.47%) PHP 5
7 2 (2.47%) PHP 7
7 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.47%) Python
7 2 (2.47%) XPath
7 2 (2.47%) XQuery
8 1 (1.23%) ES6
8 1 (1.23%) Perl
8 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (3.70%) Degree
2 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.47%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) BS7666
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Docker
2 2 (2.47%) Postfix
3 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.23%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle
3 6 (7.41%) ServiceNow
4 5 (6.17%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.94%) BMC
5 4 (4.94%) Remedy
6 3 (3.70%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.47%) Google
7 2 (2.47%) SAP
7 2 (2.47%) WSO2
7 2 (2.47%) Zend
8 1 (1.23%) ESRI
8 1 (1.23%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.23%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.23%) VMware