Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 147 129 116
Rank change year-on-year -18 -13 -5
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 96 182 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.49% 2.29% 2.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.24% 7.61% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 114 137 214
West Midlands median annual salary £53,750 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.16% +3.53% +13.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £28,575
90th Percentile £77,500 £92,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - -

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 1,833 2,391 3,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.48% 30.03% 36.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,633 1,926 2,938
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £25,213
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,125 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 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
Birmingham +28 46 £60,000 +51.23% 6
Walsall - 28 £45,000 - 3
Coventry -21 8 £55,000 +41.03% 1
Wolverhampton - 6 £52,500 -
Worcestershire -14 5 £45,000 +2.27% 6
Staffordshire -8 4 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Warwickshire -15 3 £47,500 +10.47% 1
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 62 (64.58%) C#
2 56 (58.33%) REST
3 54 (56.25%) SQL Server
4 46 (47.92%) SQL
5 40 (41.67%) .NET
5 40 (41.67%) Web Services
6 38 (39.58%) Java
7 36 (37.50%) Git (software)
8 35 (36.46%) CSS
9 33 (34.38%) XML
9 33 (34.38%) Azure
10 31 (32.29%) JavaScript
10 31 (32.29%) Microsoft
11 30 (31.25%) ASP.NET
11 30 (31.25%) MVC
12 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (29.17%) HTML
13 26 (27.08%) Software Engineering
13 26 (27.08%) DevOps
14 24 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 23 (23.96%) Test Automation
15 23 (23.96%) jQuery
16 22 (22.92%) AWS
17 20 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (20.83%) SoapUI
17 20 (20.83%) BDD
17 20 (20.83%) TDD
18 19 (19.79%) Jenkins
18 19 (19.79%) QA
19 18 (18.75%) OO

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 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.21%) CMS
2 5 (5.21%) Red Hat Fuse
3 3 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (1.04%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.04%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.04%) Drupal
4 1 (1.04%) Mule
4 1 (1.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.04%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 33 (34.38%) Azure
2 22 (22.92%) AWS
3 14 (14.58%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (9.38%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (4.17%) GitHub
6 2 (2.08%) GCP
6 2 (2.08%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (2.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) npm
7 1 (1.04%) Office 365
7 1 (1.04%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.04%) SaaS
7 1 (1.04%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.58%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (10.42%) SQLPlus
4 9 (9.38%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (6.25%) MySQL
6 5 (5.21%) Relational Database
6 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.04%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.04%) GIS
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.04%) Power BI
8 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 20 (20.83%) SoapUI
3 19 (19.79%) Jenkins
4 16 (16.67%) JUnit
4 16 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 15 (15.63%) Maven
5 15 (15.63%) MSTest
5 15 (15.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (14.58%) DbUnit
6 14 (14.58%) HP UFT
6 14 (14.58%) jMock
6 14 (14.58%) Mockito
6 14 (14.58%) SonarQube
7 12 (12.50%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 11 (11.46%) Toad
9 7 (7.29%) JIRA
10 5 (5.21%) Selenium
11 4 (4.17%) Bitbucket
11 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (3.13%) Appium
General
1 12 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 10 (10.42%) Finance
3 3 (3.13%) Marketing
3 3 (3.13%) Retail
4 2 (2.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Automotive
5 1 (1.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (45.83%) Developer
2 17 (17.71%) Software Engineer
3 16 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 12 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 10 (10.42%) Tester
6 9 (9.38%) Senior Developer
6 9 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
7 8 (8.33%) Manual Tester
7 8 (8.33%) QA Manual Tester
7 8 (8.33%) QA Tester
8 7 (7.29%) Integration Developer
8 7 (7.29%) Systems Developer
9 6 (6.25%) .NET Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Applications Support
9 6 (6.25%) C# Developer
10 5 (5.21%) .NET Software Developer
10 5 (5.21%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (5.21%) C# Software Developer
10 5 (5.21%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (4.17%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (58.33%) REST
2 40 (41.67%) .NET
2 40 (41.67%) Web Services
3 35 (36.46%) CSS
4 33 (34.38%) XML
5 30 (31.25%) ASP.NET
6 28 (29.17%) HTML
7 24 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 23 (23.96%) jQuery
9 17 (17.71%) RESTful
10 16 (16.67%) Spring
11 15 (15.63%) AngularJS
12 14 (14.58%) JSON
12 14 (14.58%) PowerMock
13 11 (11.46%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (10.42%) DHTML
14 10 (10.42%) WCF
15 9 (9.38%) ActiveMQ
15 9 (9.38%) Spring Cloud
16 7 (7.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.17%) AS400
3 4 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.04%) LLPG
5 1 (1.04%) User Experience
5 1 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.42%) Windows
2 6 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.21%) Linux
4 4 (4.17%) Unix
4 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) Android
5 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.25%) MVC
2 28 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (27.08%) DevOps
3 26 (27.08%) Software Engineering
4 23 (23.96%) Test Automation
5 20 (20.83%) BDD
5 20 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (20.83%) TDD
6 18 (18.75%) OO
7 17 (17.71%) Scrum
8 16 (16.67%) Microservices
8 16 (16.67%) Open Source
9 14 (14.58%) Kanban
10 11 (11.46%) Mentoring
10 11 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (10.42%) Regression Testing
11 10 (10.42%) Scenario Testing
11 10 (10.42%) SDLC
11 10 (10.42%) User Stories
12 8 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (64.58%) C#
2 46 (47.92%) SQL
3 38 (39.58%) Java
4 31 (32.29%) JavaScript
5 14 (14.58%) T-SQL
6 13 (13.54%) Python
7 12 (12.50%) VBScript
8 11 (11.46%) PL/SQL
9 10 (10.42%) PowerShell
10 6 (6.25%) PHP
11 5 (5.21%) C++
12 3 (3.13%) Bash Shell
12 3 (3.13%) Perl
13 2 (2.08%) ABAP
13 2 (2.08%) C
13 2 (2.08%) Java 8
13 2 (2.08%) TypeScript
13 2 (2.08%) VB
13 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
14 1 (1.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) ISEB
1 13 (13.54%) ISTQB
2 10 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.21%) Degree
3 5 (5.21%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.79%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (16.67%) Docker
2 9 (9.38%) Postfix
3 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.08%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 31 (32.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.33%) MuleSoft
3 7 (7.29%) Oracle
4 6 (6.25%) Xamarin
5 5 (5.21%) Google
5 5 (5.21%) VMware
6 4 (4.17%) HP
7 3 (3.13%) Apple
7 3 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.13%) SAP
8 2 (2.08%) Amdocs
9 1 (1.04%) BMC
9 1 (1.04%) ESRI
9 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.04%) TOWER Software