Period
to 27 November 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for XML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited XML over the 6 months to 27 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

XML
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 151 110
Rank change year-on-year +17 -41 +1
Permanent jobs citing XML 704 173 216
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.41% 2.09% 2.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.44% 4.15% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 536 152 174
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,200 £33,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £44,375 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.51% +14.00% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £61,875
90th Percentile £82,500 £87,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%

XML 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 12,936 4,170 3,685
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 44.35% 50.45% 47.65%
Number of salaries quoted 10,230 3,779 3,335
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +0.95%
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £83,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

XML
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

XML trend for jobs with a WFH option

XML
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

XML salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

XML
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing XML over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

XML salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, XML 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 XML.

1 363 (51.56%) JSON
2 336 (47.73%) JavaScript
3 327 (46.45%) SQL
4 324 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
5 243 (34.52%) HTML
6 238 (33.81%) Web Services
7 231 (32.81%) CSS
8 205 (29.12%) C#
9 182 (25.85%) Social Skills
10 179 (25.43%) React
11 176 (25.00%) .NET
12 175 (24.86%) Java
13 161 (22.87%) PHP
14 159 (22.59%) Problem-Solving
15 152 (21.59%) Git (software)
16 151 (21.45%) REST
17 144 (20.45%) SOAP
18 139 (19.74%) SQL Server
19 137 (19.46%) Software Engineering
20 132 (18.75%) Azure
21 127 (18.04%) Finance
22 122 (17.33%) Microsoft
23 121 (17.19%) Degree
24 117 (16.62%) Full Stack Development
25 114 (16.19%) Scrum
26 113 (16.05%) SDLC
27 107 (15.20%) Computer Science
28 106 (15.06%) jQuery
28 106 (15.06%) DevOps
29 97 (13.78%) MVC

XML
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 53 (7.53%) WordPress
2 41 (5.82%) SAS
3 28 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
4 27 (3.84%) Anypoint
4 27 (3.84%) Mule
4 27 (3.84%) Mule ESB
5 17 (2.41%) Apache
6 16 (2.27%) Confluence
7 15 (2.13%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.99%) CMS
9 9 (1.28%) Appian
9 9 (1.28%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.14%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.99%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.99%) nginx
11 7 (0.99%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.85%) Drupal
13 5 (0.71%) IIS
13 5 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.57%) Sketch
6 3 (0.43%) InDesign
6 3 (0.43%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Smart View
6 3 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.14%) MadCap Flare
8 1 (0.14%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 44 (6.25%) NetSuite
2 38 (5.40%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 11 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.99%) Magento
7 5 (0.71%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.57%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 3 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.43%) Shopify
10 2 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
10 2 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.14%) Loan IQ
11 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 132 (18.75%) Azure
2 88 (12.50%) GitHub
3 85 (12.07%) SaaS
4 74 (10.51%) AWS
5 56 (7.95%) Serverless
6 39 (5.54%) Power Platform
7 38 (5.40%) Linode
8 37 (5.26%) PaaS
9 23 (3.27%) Datadog
9 23 (3.27%) Dynamics 365
10 19 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 19 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (2.70%) GCP
11 15 (2.13%) Amazon S3
12 10 (1.42%) Amazon Cognito
12 10 (1.42%) AWS Fargate
13 9 (1.28%) DigitalOcean
14 7 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.85%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (8.52%) HTTP
2 15 (2.13%) DNS
3 14 (1.99%) DHCP
3 14 (1.99%) SSL
3 14 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.70%) VPN
5 6 (0.85%) Wireless
6 4 (0.57%) 3G
6 4 (0.57%) 4G
6 4 (0.57%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.57%) Broadband
6 4 (0.57%) FTP
6 4 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.43%) WebEx
8 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.28%) Internet
8 2 (0.28%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.28%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.28%) SMTP
8 2 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 78 (11.08%) Relational Database
3 63 (8.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (6.82%) MySQL
5 40 (5.68%) MongoDB
6 39 (5.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (4.40%) Power BI
8 26 (3.69%) Redis
9 25 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (3.27%) Amazon Aurora
11 22 (3.13%) NoSQL
12 21 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (2.27%) Oracle Database
13 16 (2.27%) SQL Server 2017
14 15 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (1.85%) Metadata
16 12 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (1.56%) Hadoop
18 10 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
18 10 (1.42%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 152 (21.59%) Git (software)
2 44 (6.25%) JIRA
2 44 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 38 (5.40%) WebStorm
4 37 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (4.40%) Jenkins
6 20 (2.84%) Subversion
7 19 (2.70%) Selenium
8 16 (2.27%) gulp
9 15 (2.13%) Maven
10 13 (1.85%) Gradle
10 13 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
11 11 (1.56%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.56%) Cypress.io
11 11 (1.56%) JUnit
12 10 (1.42%) Ant
12 10 (1.42%) MorphX
12 10 (1.42%) PhpStorm
13 8 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 8 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 182 (25.85%) Social Skills
2 127 (18.04%) Finance
3 51 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (7.24%) Marketing
4 26 (3.69%) Public Sector
5 23 (3.27%) Retail
6 22 (3.13%) Law
7 19 (2.70%) Banking
8 18 (2.56%) Manufacturing
9 16 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (1.70%) Presentation Skills
10 12 (1.70%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.42%) Advertising
11 10 (1.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 10 (1.42%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (1.28%) Electronics
13 8 (1.14%) Local Government
14 6 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (0.71%) Legal
16 4 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 412 (58.52%) Developer
2 100 (14.20%) Software Developer
3 69 (9.80%) .NET Developer
4 65 (9.23%) PHP Developer
5 58 (8.24%) Senior Developer
6 40 (5.68%) Analyst
7 38 (5.40%) SQL Developer
8 37 (5.26%) C# Developer
8 37 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 36 (5.11%) Programmer
10 29 (4.12%) .NET Software Developer
11 28 (3.98%) Full Stack Developer
11 28 (3.98%) Java Developer
11 28 (3.98%) Senior Software Developer
11 28 (3.98%) Statistical Programmer
12 27 (3.84%) Consultant
12 27 (3.84%) MuleSoft Developer
13 26 (3.69%) Technical Leader
14 24 (3.41%) Architect
15 23 (3.27%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (51.56%) JSON
2 243 (34.52%) HTML
3 238 (33.81%) Web Services
4 231 (32.81%) CSS
5 179 (25.43%) React
6 176 (25.00%) .NET
7 151 (21.45%) REST
8 144 (20.45%) SOAP
9 106 (15.06%) jQuery
10 88 (12.50%) Node.js
10 88 (12.50%) Vue.js
11 80 (11.36%) Ajax
11 80 (11.36%) RESTful
12 79 (11.22%) AngularJS
13 67 (9.52%) .NET Framework
14 65 (9.23%) ASP.NET
15 62 (8.81%) XSLT
16 60 (8.52%) Laravel
17 59 (8.38%) Spring
18 55 (7.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.95%) User Experience
2 54 (7.67%) Enterprise Software
2 54 (7.67%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (2.84%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.41%) Legacy Systems
5 16 (2.27%) e-Health
6 15 (2.13%) Algorithms
7 14 (1.99%) Blog
8 13 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 9 (1.28%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.14%) CMDB
12 8 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.14%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.14%) Life Science
13 7 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.85%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 57 (8.10%) Windows
2 55 (7.81%) Linux
3 19 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 17 (2.41%) Unix
5 10 (1.42%) Android
6 7 (0.99%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.14%) VMS
11 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (22.59%) Problem-Solving
3 137 (19.46%) Software Engineering
4 117 (16.62%) Full Stack Development
5 114 (16.19%) Scrum
6 113 (16.05%) SDLC
7 107 (15.20%) Computer Science
8 106 (15.06%) DevOps
9 97 (13.78%) MVC
10 93 (13.21%) Web Development
11 90 (12.78%) OO
12 82 (11.65%) Mentoring
13 81 (11.51%) OOP
14 67 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
15 64 (9.09%) Software Testing
16 60 (8.52%) Test Automation
17 57 (8.10%) Kanban
18 53 (7.53%) Unit Testing
19 48 (6.82%) Domain-Driven Design
20 42 (5.97%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 336 (47.73%) JavaScript
2 327 (46.45%) SQL
3 205 (29.12%) C#
4 175 (24.86%) Java
5 161 (22.87%) PHP
6 86 (12.22%) Python
7 60 (8.52%) T-SQL
8 48 (6.82%) Groovy
9 37 (5.26%) R
10 33 (4.69%) PL/SQL
10 33 (4.69%) VB.NET
11 29 (4.12%) TypeScript
12 27 (3.84%) XPath
13 23 (3.27%) Scala
14 22 (3.13%) C++
15 18 (2.56%) XAML
16 15 (2.13%) PowerShell
17 14 (1.99%) Go
18 10 (1.42%) ActionScript 2.0
18 10 (1.42%) C
Qualifications
1 121 (17.19%) Degree
2 55 (7.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 40 (5.68%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.42%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.42%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.85%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.85%) ISEB
7 6 (0.85%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.57%) MCSE
8 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.43%) ACCA
9 3 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.43%) CFA
9 3 (0.43%) CIMA
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.28%) CCNP
10 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (11.51%) QA
2 41 (5.82%) CDISC
3 9 (1.28%) GDPR
3 9 (1.28%) SLA
4 5 (0.71%) Accessibility
4 5 (0.71%) GRC
5 4 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.43%) EMIR
6 3 (0.43%) IFRS
6 3 (0.43%) MiFID
6 3 (0.43%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.28%) ISO 15022
7 2 (0.28%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (5.68%) Docker
2 15 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.57%) Firmware
4 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.14%) NDS
Systems Management
1 34 (4.83%) Terraform
2 30 (4.26%) Kubernetes
3 27 (3.84%) Ansible
4 11 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (1.14%) HP UCMDB
6 4 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.28%) Amdocs OSS
7 2 (0.28%) Grafana
7 2 (0.28%) Kibana
7 2 (0.28%) nmon
7 2 (0.28%) Puppet
8 1 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.14%) logstash
8 1 (0.14%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.14%) VictorOps
8 1 (0.14%) WMI
8 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 122 (17.33%) Microsoft
2 64 (9.09%) Oracle
3 53 (7.53%) SAP
4 30 (4.26%) Google
4 30 (4.26%) MuleSoft
5 21 (2.98%) ServiceNow
6 18 (2.56%) BMC
6 18 (2.56%) Xamarin
7 15 (2.13%) Splunk
8 11 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.42%) Adobe
9 10 (1.42%) LogRhythm
10 9 (1.28%) Kofax
11 8 (1.14%) HP
11 8 (1.14%) Remedy
12 7 (0.99%) Ab Initio
12 7 (0.99%) Alteryx
12 7 (0.99%) Bloomberg
12 7 (0.99%) Zend
13 6 (0.85%) Tradeweb