Period
to 21 January 2022

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 218 201 134
Rank change year-on-year -17 -67 +25
Permanent jobs citing SOAP 394 147 156
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.35% 1.37% 2.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.14% 2.78% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 313 125 129
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,300 £35,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £50,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% +13.64% -20.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £86,000 £72,500 £74,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 12,551 5,280 3,499
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 42.94% 49.24% 47.65%
Number of salaries quoted 9,843 4,767 3,073
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £83,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +4.76%

SOAP
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing SOAP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

SOAP trend for jobs with a WFH option

SOAP
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing SOAP.

SOAP salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

SOAP
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing SOAP over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

SOAP salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, SOAP job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for SOAP.

1 251 (63.71%) REST
2 242 (61.42%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (51.52%) Web Services
4 165 (41.88%) JavaScript
5 143 (36.29%) XML
6 127 (32.23%) Java
7 122 (30.96%) C#
8 120 (30.46%) SQL
9 108 (27.41%) JSON
10 97 (24.62%) SQL Server
11 95 (24.11%) .NET
12 90 (22.84%) HTML
13 89 (22.59%) CSS
14 81 (20.56%) Software Testing
15 78 (19.80%) Azure
16 76 (19.29%) Microsoft
17 75 (19.04%) Scrum
17 75 (19.04%) Node.js
17 75 (19.04%) DevOps
18 72 (18.27%) Microservices
18 72 (18.27%) Social Skills
19 71 (18.02%) Spring
19 71 (18.02%) Oracle
20 69 (17.51%) Problem-Solving
21 68 (17.26%) TDD
21 68 (17.26%) Test Automation
22 66 (16.75%) Relational Database
23 62 (15.74%) Git (software)
23 62 (15.74%) Finance
24 59 (14.97%) BDD

SOAP
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 38 (9.64%) Anypoint
2 37 (9.39%) Mule
2 37 (9.39%) Mule ESB
3 23 (5.84%) Confluence
4 15 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (2.79%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.03%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.78%) Apache
9 6 (1.52%) JBoss
9 6 (1.52%) WordPress
10 5 (1.27%) CMS
10 5 (1.27%) IIS
10 5 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.76%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.51%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.25%) PowerExchange
13 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.25%) EngageOne
1 1 (0.25%) MadCap Flare
1 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.52%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (1.27%) Elite 3E
3 5 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.02%) NetSuite
4 4 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.25%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.25%) Magento
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 78 (19.80%) Azure
2 53 (13.45%) AWS
3 40 (10.15%) SaaS
4 25 (6.35%) GitHub
5 24 (6.09%) Serverless
6 17 (4.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 14 (3.55%) Azure Pipelines
8 13 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (2.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (2.54%) CloudFront
10 9 (2.28%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (2.03%) Amazon Kinesis
11 8 (2.03%) Amazon S3
11 8 (2.03%) AWS IoT
11 8 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (2.03%) Heroku
11 8 (2.03%) npm
12 7 (1.78%) AWS Step Functions
12 7 (1.78%) Azure Service Bus
12 7 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.12%) HTTP
2 16 (4.06%) SSL
3 14 (3.55%) IPv6
3 14 (3.55%) RTSP
3 14 (3.55%) UPnP
4 10 (2.54%) HTTPS
5 9 (2.28%) SSH
6 8 (2.03%) Internet
6 8 (2.03%) VPN
7 6 (1.52%) FTP
8 2 (0.51%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.51%) Network Security
8 2 (0.51%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.51%) Telnet
8 2 (0.51%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.25%) DDNS
9 1 (0.25%) Firewall
9 1 (0.25%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.25%) SMTP
9 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 66 (16.75%) Relational Database
3 27 (6.85%) MySQL
4 24 (6.09%) NoSQL
5 15 (3.81%) Oracle Database
5 15 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.30%) Tableau
8 12 (3.05%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.28%) Blockchain
9 9 (2.28%) Redis
10 7 (1.78%) OLTP
10 7 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.52%) MariaDB
12 5 (1.27%) DTS
12 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 62 (15.74%) Git (software)
2 51 (12.94%) JIRA
3 42 (10.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (7.61%) Jenkins
5 29 (7.36%) Selenium
6 24 (6.09%) SoapUI
7 23 (5.84%) Maven
8 22 (5.58%) Cucumber
9 20 (5.08%) JUnit
10 17 (4.31%) Visual Studio
11 15 (3.81%) Mockito
11 15 (3.81%) TeamCity
12 14 (3.55%) SpecFlow
13 12 (3.05%) Postman
14 10 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (2.03%) Oracle APEX
16 7 (1.78%) Appium
16 7 (1.78%) GCC
16 7 (1.78%) GDB
16 7 (1.78%) webpack
General
1 72 (18.27%) Social Skills
2 62 (15.74%) Finance
3 40 (10.15%) Retail
4 38 (9.64%) Marketing
5 27 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (4.31%) Public Sector
7 15 (3.81%) Manufacturing
8 13 (3.30%) Electronics
8 13 (3.30%) Telecoms
9 12 (3.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 12 (3.05%) Law
10 9 (2.28%) Local Government
11 7 (1.78%) Banking
12 6 (1.52%) Games
13 4 (1.02%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.51%) Advertising
14 2 (0.51%) Back Office
14 2 (0.51%) Influencing Skills
14 2 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
15 1 (0.25%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 216 (54.82%) Developer
2 51 (12.94%) .NET Developer
3 50 (12.69%) Architect
4 37 (9.39%) MuleSoft Developer
5 36 (9.14%) Senior Developer
6 32 (8.12%) SQL Developer
7 31 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
8 29 (7.36%) Java Developer
9 26 (6.60%) C# Developer
9 26 (6.60%) Software Developer
10 22 (5.58%) Consultant
11 20 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
12 19 (4.82%) Oracle Developer
13 18 (4.57%) .NET Software Developer
14 17 (4.31%) PL/SQL Developer
15 16 (4.06%) Analyst
15 16 (4.06%) Salesforce Developer
15 16 (4.06%) Software Engineer
16 15 (3.81%) Azure Developer
17 13 (3.30%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (63.71%) REST
2 203 (51.52%) Web Services
3 143 (36.29%) XML
4 108 (27.41%) JSON
5 95 (24.11%) .NET
6 90 (22.84%) HTML
7 89 (22.59%) CSS
8 75 (19.04%) Node.js
9 71 (18.02%) Spring
10 57 (14.47%) AngularJS
11 56 (14.21%) JMS
12 55 (13.96%) React
13 53 (13.45%) RESTful
14 49 (12.44%) ASP.NET
14 49 (12.44%) Middleware
15 46 (11.68%) XSLT
16 45 (11.42%) .NET Core
17 44 (11.17%) jQuery
18 40 (10.15%) XSD
19 39 (9.90%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.55%) Video\Live Streaming
5 13 (3.30%) User Experience
6 11 (2.79%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.03%) CMDB
8 8 (2.03%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.78%) Internet of Things
9 7 (1.78%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.78%) MPEG
10 6 (1.52%) BYOD
10 6 (1.52%) Marketing Technology
10 6 (1.52%) Robotics
11 4 (1.02%) EPoS
11 4 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.02%) Legacy Systems
12 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.51%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.60%) Linux
2 17 (4.31%) Apple iOS
3 15 (3.81%) Windows
4 14 (3.55%) Android
5 7 (1.78%) Unix
6 5 (1.27%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.51%) Solaris
7 2 (0.51%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (61.42%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (20.56%) Software Testing
3 75 (19.04%) DevOps
3 75 (19.04%) Scrum
4 72 (18.27%) Microservices
5 69 (17.51%) Problem-Solving
6 68 (17.26%) TDD
6 68 (17.26%) Test Automation
7 59 (14.97%) BDD
8 56 (14.21%) CI/CD
9 52 (13.20%) SOA
9 52 (13.20%) Unit Testing
10 48 (12.18%) Domain-Driven Design
10 48 (12.18%) MVC
10 48 (12.18%) SDLC
10 48 (12.18%) Software Engineering
11 45 (11.42%) Mentoring
12 43 (10.91%) Requirements Analysis
13 39 (9.90%) Kalman Filter
14 37 (9.39%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 165 (41.88%) JavaScript
2 127 (32.23%) Java
3 122 (30.96%) C#
4 120 (30.46%) SQL
5 55 (13.96%) TypeScript
6 43 (10.91%) Python
7 24 (6.09%) Go
8 21 (5.33%) Java 8
9 20 (5.08%) PL/SQL
10 19 (4.82%) T-SQL
11 17 (4.31%) VB.NET
12 14 (3.55%) PHP
13 9 (2.28%) Groovy
14 8 (2.03%) C
14 8 (2.03%) XPath
15 7 (1.78%) Apex Code
15 7 (1.78%) Apple Swift
15 7 (1.78%) Kotlin
16 6 (1.52%) C++
16 6 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (7.11%) Degree
2 25 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.84%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.54%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (0.76%) CISA
8 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.76%) CISSP
9 2 (0.51%) CCSP
9 2 (0.51%) CEH
9 2 (0.51%) GIAC
9 2 (0.51%) GISF
9 2 (0.51%) ISEB
9 2 (0.51%) OSCP
9 2 (0.51%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.36%) QA
2 9 (2.28%) SLA
3 6 (1.52%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.76%) GRC
5 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.51%) NIST
System Software
1 22 (5.58%) Docker
2 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) NDS
2 1 (0.25%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 23 (5.84%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.28%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (2.03%) HP UCMDB
4 4 (1.02%) Grafana
5 2 (0.51%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.51%) nmon
5 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.51%) Puppet
6 1 (0.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.25%) Ansible
6 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.25%) Kibana
6 1 (0.25%) logstash
6 1 (0.25%) PingFederate
6 1 (0.25%) Terraform
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 76 (19.29%) Microsoft
2 71 (18.02%) Oracle
3 53 (13.45%) MuleSoft
4 38 (9.64%) Salesforce.com
5 30 (7.61%) ServiceNow
6 25 (6.35%) SAP
7 19 (4.82%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 14 (3.55%) HP
9 12 (3.05%) BMC
9 12 (3.05%) Google
10 11 (2.79%) Remedy
11 10 (2.54%) IBM
12 7 (1.78%) Splunk
13 6 (1.52%) hybris
14 5 (1.27%) Sage
14 5 (1.27%) Zend
15 3 (0.76%) Adobe
15 3 (0.76%) Facebook
15 3 (0.76%) Ivanti
15 3 (0.76%) JD Edwards