Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 123 170
Rank change year-on-year -50 +47 +32
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 132 248 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.42% 2.45% 1.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.21% 6.29% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 98 222 179
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £30,500 £22,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,475 £67,500
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 3,136 3,942 4,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.77% 38.90% 34.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,638 3,465 3,598
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £58,825
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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Birmingham -21 48 £47,000 +4.44% 8
Coventry -16 26 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Staffordshire +8 23 £36,500 -8.75% 5
Herefordshire +21 11 £50,000 +100.00% 1
Solihull -8 11 £31,250 -13.19% 1
Warwickshire +21 5 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Worcestershire +4 1 £55,000 +120.00% 1
Shropshire -1 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton -25 1 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Halesowen - 1 £45,000 -
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 78 (59.09%) Web Services
2 67 (50.76%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (46.21%) XML
4 54 (40.91%) C#
4 54 (40.91%) REST
5 49 (37.12%) JavaScript
5 49 (37.12%) SQL
5 49 (37.12%) SQL Server
6 47 (35.61%) Microsoft
7 43 (32.58%) .NET
8 41 (31.06%) Java
9 36 (27.27%) HTML
10 34 (25.76%) CSS
11 33 (25.00%) JSON
12 32 (24.24%) Test Automation
13 31 (23.48%) XSLT
14 30 (22.73%) MVC
15 28 (21.21%) jQuery
16 26 (19.70%) Finance
17 25 (18.94%) Ajax
18 24 (18.18%) SOA
19 22 (16.67%) Selenium
19 22 (16.67%) RESTful
20 21 (15.91%) T-SQL
20 21 (15.91%) VB.NET
21 20 (15.15%) AngularJS
21 20 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
22 19 (14.39%) SoapUI
22 19 (14.39%) Web Development
23 18 (13.64%) QA

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 17 (12.88%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (10.61%) Apache
3 9 (6.82%) IIS
4 5 (3.79%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.03%) CMS
6 3 (2.27%) Confluence
6 3 (2.27%) JBoss
6 3 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.27%) Sonic ESB
6 3 (2.27%) WordPress
7 2 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.52%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.76%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.30%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Magento
1 3 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (2.27%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.09%) Boomi
2 9 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.79%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.52%) IaaS
5 2 (1.52%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.76%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.76%) iTunes
6 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) DNS
1 2 (1.52%) HTTP
1 2 (1.52%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.52%) Internet
1 2 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (37.12%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.30%) MySQL
4 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.27%) DTS
6 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.76%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.76%) HBase
8 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (16.67%) Selenium
2 19 (14.39%) SoapUI
3 18 (13.64%) Visual Studio
4 16 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (9.85%) Git (software)
6 10 (7.58%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.79%) JIRA
7 5 (3.79%) TeamCity
8 4 (3.03%) Maven
8 4 (3.03%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.27%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.27%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.27%) JMeter
9 3 (2.27%) Subversion
10 2 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.52%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.52%) Grunt
10 2 (1.52%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.52%) JUnit
10 2 (1.52%) Mockito
General
1 26 (19.70%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Retail
3 3 (2.27%) Automotive
4 2 (1.52%) Advertising
4 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.52%) Marketing
4 2 (1.52%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 70 (53.03%) Developer
2 21 (15.91%) Analyst
3 16 (12.12%) .NET Developer
3 16 (12.12%) C# Developer
3 16 (12.12%) Senior Developer
4 15 (11.36%) Applications Support
5 13 (9.85%) Java Developer
6 12 (9.09%) Integration Specialist
7 10 (7.58%) Applications Support Analyst
7 10 (7.58%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (6.82%) Web Developer
9 8 (6.06%) Integration Developer
10 7 (5.30%) Analytics Developer
10 7 (5.30%) Java Developer - Fintech
10 7 (5.30%) QA Manager
10 7 (5.30%) Senior Applications Support
10 7 (5.30%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (5.30%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (59.09%) Web Services
2 61 (46.21%) XML
3 54 (40.91%) REST
4 43 (32.58%) .NET
5 36 (27.27%) HTML
6 34 (25.76%) CSS
7 33 (25.00%) JSON
8 31 (23.48%) XSLT
9 28 (21.21%) jQuery
10 25 (18.94%) Ajax
11 22 (16.67%) RESTful
12 20 (15.15%) AngularJS
13 18 (13.64%) WCF
14 17 (12.88%) J2EE
15 16 (12.12%) JMS
16 14 (10.61%) Servlets
17 12 (9.09%) EJB
17 12 (9.09%) Spring
18 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 11 (8.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.30%) Fintech
2 7 (5.30%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.03%) W3C
4 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.27%) Social Media
5 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.52%) Replication
5 2 (1.52%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.03%) Windows
2 2 (1.52%) Android
2 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.52%) Linux
2 2 (1.52%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (50.76%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (24.24%) Test Automation
3 30 (22.73%) MVC
4 24 (18.18%) SOA
5 19 (14.39%) Web Development
6 18 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 18 (13.64%) SDLC
7 14 (10.61%) Analytics
7 14 (10.61%) ITIL
7 14 (10.61%) OO
8 13 (9.85%) API Development
8 13 (9.85%) E-Commerce
9 12 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
9 12 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 11 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.33%) Data Analysis
10 11 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 11 (8.33%) Test Strategy
11 10 (7.58%) Front End Development
11 10 (7.58%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (40.91%) C#
2 49 (37.12%) JavaScript
2 49 (37.12%) SQL
3 41 (31.06%) Java
4 21 (15.91%) T-SQL
4 21 (15.91%) VB.NET
5 11 (8.33%) XPath
6 9 (6.82%) PHP
7 6 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.03%) Java 8
9 2 (1.52%) C++
9 2 (1.52%) Python
10 1 (0.76%) ES6
Qualifications
1 13 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.55%) Degree
4 3 (2.27%) MCSD
4 3 (2.27%) MCTS
5 2 (1.52%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.64%) QA
2 3 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) Docker
2 2 (1.52%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) cPanel
1 2 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (35.61%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.12%) ServiceNow
3 12 (9.09%) MuleSoft
4 11 (8.33%) Oracle
5 7 (5.30%) Google
6 6 (4.55%) Capita
7 5 (3.79%) webMethods
8 2 (1.52%) Adobe
8 2 (1.52%) ATG
8 2 (1.52%) HP
8 2 (1.52%) hybris
9 1 (0.76%) Apple
9 1 (0.76%) Facebook
9 1 (0.76%) PayPal
9 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com