Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 116 121
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 +53
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 183 255 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.34% 2.59% 2.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.09% 6.97% 6.53%
Number of salaries quoted 138 224 202
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -14.72%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £62,500 £56,250
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 2,261 3,657 3,735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.90% 37.15% 35.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,820 3,030 3,254
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 24 January 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 24 January 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
Birmingham -11 55 £40,000 -20.00% 10
Coventry -20 38 £37,500 -13.79% 3
Worcestershire +24 34 £44,000 +46.67% 3
Herefordshire -1 21 £85,000 +100.00%
Shropshire +6 11 £52,500 -26.57% 4
Staffordshire +24 9 £40,000 +18.52% 4
Warwickshire +15 8 £41,500 +18.57% 3
Solihull +15 7 £45,250 +20.67%
SOAP
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 85 (46.45%) JavaScript
2 83 (45.36%) Web Services
3 81 (44.26%) CSS
4 79 (43.17%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (41.53%) HTML
6 75 (40.98%) REST
7 72 (39.34%) SOA
8 71 (38.80%) C#
9 64 (34.97%) .NET
10 63 (34.43%) SQL Server
11 61 (33.33%) XML
12 60 (32.79%) Java
13 50 (27.32%) Microsoft Azure
14 45 (24.59%) Microsoft
15 43 (23.50%) SQL
15 43 (23.50%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (22.40%) QA
17 40 (21.86%) MVC
18 39 (21.31%) Scrum
19 38 (20.77%) RESTful
19 38 (20.77%) Microservices
20 37 (20.22%) Amazon AWS
20 37 (20.22%) Finance
20 37 (20.22%) Middleware
21 36 (19.67%) JSON
22 35 (19.13%) ASP.NET
22 35 (19.13%) AngularJS
23 34 (18.58%) MySQL
24 31 (16.94%) Git (software)
24 31 (16.94%) Test Automation

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 22 (12.02%) CMS
2 15 (8.20%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (5.46%) Apache
3 10 (5.46%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (4.37%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (4.37%) Confluence
6 6 (3.28%) Apache Spark
7 4 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.19%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.64%) Anypoint
8 3 (1.64%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.64%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.64%) JBoss
8 3 (1.64%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.55%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (2.73%) SAP FI-CA
1 5 (2.73%) SAP PSCD
2 4 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 50 (27.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (20.22%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (7.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (4.37%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (4.37%) IaaS
4 8 (4.37%) PaaS
5 5 (2.73%) Force.com
6 4 (2.19%) Office 365
6 4 (2.19%) SaaS
7 3 (1.64%) GitHub
7 3 (1.64%) Serverless
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.55%) npm
8 1 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.37%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.28%) Extranet
3 4 (2.19%) Intranet
4 3 (1.64%) Internet
5 1 (0.55%) FTP
5 1 (0.55%) HTTP
5 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 34 (18.58%) MySQL
3 28 (15.30%) Big Data
4 15 (8.20%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.46%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.92%) MongoDB
7 8 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.83%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (3.28%) DTS
9 6 (3.28%) Hadoop
9 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
13 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 1 (0.55%) Data Mart
13 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.55%) DB2
13 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (16.94%) Git (software)
2 30 (16.39%) SoapUI
2 30 (16.39%) Visual Studio
3 26 (14.21%) Selenium
4 21 (11.48%) JIRA
5 20 (10.93%) Jenkins
6 14 (7.65%) Maven
7 13 (7.10%) Cucumber
7 13 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (5.46%) JMeter
9 6 (3.28%) Concordion
9 6 (3.28%) JUnit
9 6 (3.28%) SonarQube
10 5 (2.73%) Gradle
11 4 (2.19%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.19%) Subversion
11 4 (2.19%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.64%) FitNesse
12 3 (1.64%) jMock
12 3 (1.64%) NUnit
General
1 37 (20.22%) Finance
2 12 (6.56%) Law
3 6 (3.28%) Publishing
4 5 (2.73%) Retail
5 3 (1.64%) Marketing
6 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 96 (52.46%) Developer
2 22 (12.02%) Architect
2 22 (12.02%) Software Developer
3 21 (11.48%) Lead Developer
4 20 (10.93%) Lead Architect
5 18 (9.84%) Analyst
6 14 (7.65%) C# Developer
6 14 (7.65%) Enterprise Architect
6 14 (7.65%) Lead Enterprise Architect
7 13 (7.10%) Integration Developer
8 12 (6.56%) .NET Developer
8 12 (6.56%) Consultant
9 11 (6.01%) Senior Developer
9 11 (6.01%) Test Analyst
10 10 (5.46%) Java Developer
10 10 (5.46%) Web Developer
11 9 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (4.37%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (4.37%) Development Consultant
12 8 (4.37%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (45.36%) Web Services
2 81 (44.26%) CSS
3 76 (41.53%) HTML
4 75 (40.98%) REST
5 64 (34.97%) .NET
6 61 (33.33%) XML
7 38 (20.77%) RESTful
8 37 (20.22%) Middleware
9 36 (19.67%) JSON
10 35 (19.13%) AngularJS
10 35 (19.13%) ASP.NET
11 28 (15.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (12.57%) jQuery
13 21 (11.48%) XSLT
14 20 (10.93%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (10.38%) Spring
16 16 (8.74%) .NET Framework
17 15 (8.20%) Entity Framework
17 15 (8.20%) RabbitMQ
18 13 (7.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.01%) Taxonomies
2 6 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.19%) Virtual Team
4 3 (1.64%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.64%) Internet of Things
4 3 (1.64%) Replication
4 3 (1.64%) Social Media
5 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.09%) FMCG
6 1 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.11%) Windows
2 18 (9.84%) Linux
3 12 (6.56%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.92%) Unix
5 6 (3.28%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.28%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.28%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.64%) CentOS
7 1 (0.55%) Android
7 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (43.17%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (39.34%) SOA
3 43 (23.50%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (21.86%) MVC
5 39 (21.31%) Scrum
6 38 (20.77%) Microservices
7 31 (16.94%) Test Automation
8 29 (15.85%) Customer Requirements
9 27 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (14.75%) Web Development
10 24 (13.11%) ERP
11 23 (12.57%) SDLC
11 23 (12.57%) Service Design
11 23 (12.57%) TDD
12 21 (11.48%) Technical Leadership
13 18 (9.84%) Software Engineering
14 17 (9.29%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (8.20%) Migration
15 15 (8.20%) Waterfall
16 14 (7.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 85 (46.45%) JavaScript
2 71 (38.80%) C#
3 60 (32.79%) Java
4 43 (23.50%) SQL
5 15 (8.20%) T-SQL
6 14 (7.65%) VB.NET
7 10 (5.46%) Python
8 8 (4.37%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.28%) Apex Code
10 5 (2.73%) Groovy
11 4 (2.19%) PHP
11 4 (2.19%) Ruby
11 4 (2.19%) Scala
12 3 (1.64%) ABAP
12 3 (1.64%) Java 8
12 3 (1.64%) Perl
12 3 (1.64%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.64%) XPath
13 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (8.20%) Degree
2 7 (3.83%) ISTQB
2 7 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.28%) ISEB
4 5 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (22.40%) QA
2 6 (3.28%) GDPR
3 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (7.65%) Docker
2 7 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.64%) Varnish
5 1 (0.55%) NFS
5 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.19%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (24.59%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.21%) Oracle
3 14 (7.65%) Google
4 11 (6.01%) SAP
5 7 (3.83%) VMware
6 6 (3.28%) Hitachi
6 6 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (3.28%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.64%) Adobe
7 3 (1.64%) hybris
7 3 (1.64%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.09%) IBM
8 2 (1.09%) Siebel
9 1 (0.55%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.55%) TIBCO