Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 113 158
Rank change year-on-year -52 +45 +29
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 133 268 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.55% 2.71% 1.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.99% 6.87% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 104 247 187
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.90% -9.41%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £68,000 £58,750
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 2,667 3,899 4,087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.10% 39.46% 34.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,262 3,372 3,459
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -48 36 £46,500 -7.00% 11
Coventry -27 25 £38,250 +7.75% 4
Staffordshire +28 21 £37,500 +7.91% 1
Worcestershire +12 18 £44,000 +76.00% 2
Herefordshire +12 12 £85,000 +240.00% 2
Solihull +4 9 £25,000 -39.39% 2
Shropshire -1 8 £52,500 -26.57% 4
Warwickshire +37 3 £36,750 -33.18% 3
Wolverhampton -20 1 £32,500 -6.47% 1
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 62 (46.62%) JavaScript
2 59 (44.36%) Web Services
3 55 (41.35%) CSS
4 53 (39.85%) HTML
4 53 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (37.59%) SQL Server
5 50 (37.59%) REST
6 48 (36.09%) C#
7 45 (33.83%) XML
8 44 (33.08%) Java
9 41 (30.83%) .NET
10 39 (29.32%) SQL
11 38 (28.57%) SOA
12 33 (24.81%) Microsoft
12 33 (24.81%) Finance
13 29 (21.80%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (21.05%) jQuery
15 27 (20.30%) QA
15 27 (20.30%) MVC
15 27 (20.30%) Test Automation
16 23 (17.29%) Middleware
17 22 (16.54%) VB.NET
17 22 (16.54%) Windows
17 22 (16.54%) JSON
18 21 (15.79%) Selenium
18 21 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
19 20 (15.04%) RESTful
19 20 (15.04%) XSLT
19 20 (15.04%) MySQL
20 19 (14.29%) SoapUI

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 14 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
2 13 (9.77%) CMS
3 7 (5.26%) Apache
4 6 (4.51%) Confluence
4 6 (4.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (3.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (3.76%) Apache Solr
5 5 (3.76%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (3.76%) IIS
6 4 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.50%) Anypoint
8 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.75%) JBoss
9 1 (0.75%) nginx
9 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.76%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.75%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) SAP FI-CA
1 2 (1.50%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.76%) Google Analytics
3 5 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (3.76%) IaaS
3 5 (3.76%) PaaS
4 4 (3.01%) SaaS
5 3 (2.26%) GitHub
6 2 (1.50%) Serverless
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.75%) Boomi
7 1 (0.75%) iTunes
7 1 (0.75%) npm
7 1 (0.75%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.51%) Extranet
2 5 (3.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.50%) Internet
4 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (37.59%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.04%) MySQL
3 15 (11.28%) Relational Database
4 13 (9.77%) NoSQL
5 12 (9.02%) Big Data
6 7 (5.26%) MongoDB
7 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (2.26%) DTS
10 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.50%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 1 (0.75%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.75%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.75%) HBase
12 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (15.79%) Selenium
2 19 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 16 (12.03%) Visual Studio
4 15 (11.28%) Git (software)
5 13 (9.77%) Jenkins
6 12 (9.02%) Cucumber
7 10 (7.52%) JIRA
7 10 (7.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (6.02%) Maven
9 7 (5.26%) TeamCity
10 6 (4.51%) Concordion
11 5 (3.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (3.76%) Grunt
11 5 (3.76%) SonarQube
12 4 (3.01%) FitNesse
12 4 (3.01%) JMeter
13 3 (2.26%) Subversion
14 2 (1.50%) JUnit
14 2 (1.50%) Mockito
15 1 (0.75%) JBehave
General
1 33 (24.81%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Publishing
3 7 (5.26%) Retail
4 5 (3.76%) Marketing
5 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 65 (48.87%) Developer
2 15 (11.28%) Analyst
3 13 (9.77%) Architect
3 13 (9.77%) Lead Developer
3 13 (9.77%) Senior Developer
4 12 (9.02%) Lead Architect
5 10 (7.52%) Consultant
6 9 (6.77%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.77%) Applications Support
6 9 (6.77%) C# Developer
6 9 (6.77%) Web Developer
7 8 (6.02%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
8 7 (5.26%) Lead Enterprise Architect
8 7 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) QA Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Applications Developer
9 6 (4.51%) Applications Support Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Graduate
9 6 (4.51%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (44.36%) Web Services
2 55 (41.35%) CSS
3 53 (39.85%) HTML
4 50 (37.59%) REST
5 45 (33.83%) XML
6 41 (30.83%) .NET
7 28 (21.05%) jQuery
8 23 (17.29%) Middleware
9 22 (16.54%) JSON
10 20 (15.04%) RESTful
10 20 (15.04%) XSLT
11 16 (12.03%) AngularJS
12 14 (10.53%) Ajax
12 14 (10.53%) ASP.NET
13 13 (9.77%) HTML5
14 12 (9.02%) WCF
15 11 (8.27%) XHTML
16 9 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
17 8 (6.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (7.52%) Taxonomies
2 7 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.51%) Social Media
4 5 (3.76%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.76%) Replication
4 5 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.01%) W3C
6 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.50%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.50%) FMCG
8 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.75%) User Experience
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.54%) Windows
2 17 (12.78%) Linux
3 10 (7.52%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.02%) Unix
5 6 (4.51%) Windows 10
5 6 (4.51%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.51%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.26%) Android
6 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.26%) CentOS
7 1 (0.75%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (28.57%) SOA
3 29 (21.80%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (20.30%) MVC
4 27 (20.30%) Test Automation
5 18 (13.53%) Microservices
6 17 (12.78%) Customer Requirements
7 16 (12.03%) ERP
7 16 (12.03%) Scrum
8 15 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (11.28%) SDLC
9 14 (10.53%) ITIL
9 14 (10.53%) TDD
10 13 (9.77%) Service Design
10 13 (9.77%) Web Development
11 12 (9.02%) E-Commerce
11 12 (9.02%) Waterfall
12 11 (8.27%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (8.27%) OO
12 11 (8.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (46.62%) JavaScript
2 48 (36.09%) C#
3 44 (33.08%) Java
4 39 (29.32%) SQL
5 22 (16.54%) VB.NET
6 16 (12.03%) T-SQL
7 10 (7.52%) XPath
8 9 (6.77%) PHP
8 9 (6.77%) Python
9 7 (5.26%) Java 8
10 6 (4.51%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.26%) Groovy
12 2 (1.50%) ABAP
12 2 (1.50%) C++
12 2 (1.50%) Perl
12 2 (1.50%) Ruby
12 2 (1.50%) Scala
13 1 (0.75%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.75%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 8 (6.02%) Degree
2 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.01%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (20.30%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.75%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (6.77%) Docker
2 6 (4.51%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.76%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (3.76%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 33 (24.81%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.53%) Oracle
3 10 (7.52%) Google
4 7 (5.26%) SAP
5 6 (4.51%) VMware
6 5 (3.76%) Adobe
6 5 (3.76%) hybris
6 5 (3.76%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.01%) Hitachi
8 3 (2.26%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.50%) ATG
9 2 (1.50%) Siebel
10 1 (0.75%) Apple
10 1 (0.75%) HP
10 1 (0.75%) IBM
10 1 (0.75%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.75%) TIBCO