Period
to 21 April 2018

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

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 113 169
Rank change year-on-year -29 +56 +49
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 192 241 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.98% 2.46% 1.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.67% 6.70% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 159 200 170
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.06% -15.29% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £22,000 £29,725
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,375 £57,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 3,387 3,598 3,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 34.85% 36.74% 33.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2,761 3,171 3,388
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 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
Coventry +2 61 £40,000 +8.11% 4
Birmingham +1 59 £47,500 +4.40% 4
Herefordshire +20 19 £42,500 +77.08%
Warwickshire -3 17 £35,000 -17.65% 6
Staffordshire -5 12 £36,500 -2.67% 8
Solihull -14 9 £40,000 +11.11% 3
Wolverhampton -20 3 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Worcestershire +5 2 £22,500 -6.25% 1
Halesowen - 1 £45,000 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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.

1 109 (56.77%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (50.00%) REST
3 77 (40.10%) XML
4 72 (37.50%) Java
5 71 (36.98%) C#
6 70 (36.46%) SQL
7 68 (35.42%) JavaScript
7 68 (35.42%) Web Services
8 65 (33.85%) Test Automation
9 57 (29.69%) Microsoft
10 56 (29.17%) SQL Server
11 44 (22.92%) .NET
12 42 (21.88%) JSON
12 42 (21.88%) Selenium
13 40 (20.83%) XSLT
14 39 (20.31%) MVC
15 38 (19.79%) Oracle
15 38 (19.79%) HTML
15 38 (19.79%) QA
16 35 (18.23%) Finance
17 34 (17.71%) SOA
17 34 (17.71%) Spring
18 33 (17.19%) CSS
19 32 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
19 32 (16.67%) Manual Testing
19 32 (16.67%) SoapUI
20 31 (16.15%) J2EE
21 30 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
22 29 (15.10%) Microsoft Azure
23 28 (14.58%) Scrum

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 32 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 18 (9.38%) JBoss
3 14 (7.29%) Apache
4 13 (6.77%) Confluence
5 8 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.60%) Sonic ESB
8 4 (2.08%) IIS
9 3 (1.56%) CMS
9 3 (1.56%) WordPress
10 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.52%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Magento
1 6 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.73%) Boomi
3 9 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.04%) GitHub
4 2 (1.04%) IaaS
4 2 (1.04%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.52%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.52%) npm
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.60%) HTTP
2 2 (1.04%) DNS
2 2 (1.04%) Intranet
3 1 (0.52%) 4G
3 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.90%) MySQL
3 7 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.13%) DTS
4 6 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.56%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.04%) SQLite
9 1 (0.52%) GIS
9 1 (0.52%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.52%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 42 (21.88%) Selenium
2 32 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 30 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (13.54%) Visual Studio
5 23 (11.98%) Jenkins
6 14 (7.29%) JIRA
7 13 (6.77%) Git (software)
8 8 (4.17%) Cucumber
9 7 (3.65%) JMeter
9 7 (3.65%) Zephyr
10 5 (2.60%) Android Studio
11 4 (2.08%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.08%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.08%) Subversion
11 4 (2.08%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.56%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.56%) HP UFT
13 2 (1.04%) Maven
13 2 (1.04%) WebDriver
14 1 (0.52%) DbUnit
General
1 35 (18.23%) Finance
2 5 (2.60%) Automotive
2 5 (2.60%) Manufacturing
2 5 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.56%) Retail
4 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 101 (52.60%) Developer
2 35 (18.23%) Java Developer
3 27 (14.06%) Analyst
3 27 (14.06%) Applications Support
4 22 (11.46%) .NET Developer
5 19 (9.90%) Senior Developer
6 17 (8.85%) BizTalk Developer
7 15 (7.81%) Applications Support Analyst
7 15 (7.81%) C# Developer
7 15 (7.81%) Support Analyst
7 15 (7.81%) Test Leader
8 12 (6.25%) Applications Developer
8 12 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (6.25%) QA Leader
8 12 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (5.73%) Integration Developer
9 11 (5.73%) Integration Specialist
10 10 (5.21%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (4.69%) Senior Support Analyst
11 9 (4.69%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (50.00%) REST
2 77 (40.10%) XML
3 68 (35.42%) Web Services
4 44 (22.92%) .NET
5 42 (21.88%) JSON
6 40 (20.83%) XSLT
7 38 (19.79%) HTML
8 34 (17.71%) Spring
9 33 (17.19%) CSS
10 31 (16.15%) J2EE
11 27 (14.06%) RESTful
12 25 (13.02%) Hibernate
13 22 (11.46%) AngularJS
14 19 (9.90%) WCF
15 18 (9.38%) Ajax
15 18 (9.38%) Spring MVC
16 16 (8.33%) JMS
16 16 (8.33%) jQuery
17 14 (7.29%) .NET Framework
17 14 (7.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.73%) Fintech
3 9 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.04%) Social Media
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.52%) iPad
8 1 (0.52%) iPhone
8 1 (0.52%) LLPG
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.21%) Android
2 7 (3.65%) Unix
3 3 (1.56%) Windows
4 2 (1.04%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.04%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 2 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (56.77%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (33.85%) Test Automation
3 39 (20.31%) MVC
4 34 (17.71%) SOA
5 32 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 28 (14.58%) Scrum
7 27 (14.06%) ITIL
8 23 (11.98%) Waterfall
9 22 (11.46%) SDLC
9 22 (11.46%) Test Strategy
10 18 (9.38%) Software Testing
11 17 (8.85%) Software Engineering
12 16 (8.33%) E-Commerce
12 16 (8.33%) Mentoring
13 15 (7.81%) Data Analysis
13 15 (7.81%) OO
14 14 (7.29%) TDD
14 14 (7.29%) Web Development
15 13 (6.77%) Unit Testing
16 12 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 72 (37.50%) Java
2 71 (36.98%) C#
3 70 (36.46%) SQL
4 68 (35.42%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.38%) T-SQL
6 13 (6.77%) VB.NET
7 11 (5.73%) PHP
8 10 (5.21%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.13%) C
9 6 (3.13%) C++
9 6 (3.13%) XPath
10 3 (1.56%) Java 8
11 2 (1.04%) XAML
12 1 (0.52%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.52%) ES6
12 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.52%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.52%) Python
12 1 (0.52%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.77%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.21%) ISEB
3 10 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.60%) Degree
5 4 (2.08%) MCSD
5 4 (2.08%) MCTS
5 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (19.79%) QA
2 4 (2.08%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) BS7666
3 1 (0.52%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 21 (10.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (9.38%) Puppet
2 2 (1.04%) cPanel
3 1 (0.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 57 (29.69%) Microsoft
2 38 (19.79%) Oracle
3 17 (8.85%) ServiceNow
4 11 (5.73%) MuleSoft
5 5 (2.60%) SAP
5 5 (2.60%) webMethods
6 3 (1.56%) Google
6 3 (1.56%) HP
7 2 (1.04%) Capita
7 2 (1.04%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.52%) Facebook
8 1 (0.52%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.52%) PayPal
8 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.52%) Siebel
8 1 (0.52%) Talend