Period
to 24 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SDLC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SDLC over the 6 months to 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 51 46
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 +1
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 176 498 605
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.88% 4.98% 5.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.22% 5.32% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 176 442 545
Median annual salary £72,500 £69,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.07% +6.15% +4.00%
10th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £102,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% - +4.00%

SDLC is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,372 9,361 10,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.56% 93.59% 92.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2,968 8,165 9,230
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,500 £36,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £96,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SDLC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the City of London

SDLC
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SDLC in the City of London.

Salary trend for SDLC in the City of London

SDLC
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SDLC in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, IT jobs citing SDLC 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 City of London region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 119 (67.61%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (45.45%) Finance
3 55 (31.25%) SQL
4 43 (24.43%) DevOps
5 42 (23.86%) Degree
6 39 (22.16%) Java
6 39 (22.16%) JavaScript
7 38 (21.59%) Azure
8 37 (21.02%) Python
9 35 (19.89%) Business Analysis
10 32 (18.18%) AWS
11 31 (17.61%) Translating Business Requirements
11 31 (17.61%) SQL Server
11 31 (17.61%) Business Intelligence
11 31 (17.61%) Test Automation
12 30 (17.05%) User Stories
13 29 (16.48%) Scrum
13 29 (16.48%) .NET
14 28 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
14 28 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (15.91%) Project Delivery
15 26 (14.77%) React
15 26 (14.77%) Git (software)
16 25 (14.20%) TDD
16 25 (14.20%) Microsoft
17 24 (13.64%) C#
18 23 (13.07%) Data Warehouse
18 23 (13.07%) Scenario Testing
18 23 (13.07%) Requirements Gathering
18 23 (13.07%) Business Case

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (3.41%) Confluence
2 3 (1.70%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.70%) EPiServer
2 3 (1.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.14%) Apache
4 1 (0.57%) Appian
4 1 (0.57%) CMS
4 1 (0.57%) SilverStripe
4 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (21.59%) Azure
2 32 (18.18%) AWS
3 19 (10.80%) Power Platform
4 9 (5.11%) GCP
5 8 (4.55%) SaaS
6 7 (3.98%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (3.98%) GitHub
7 5 (2.84%) Heroku
8 4 (2.27%) Apigee
9 3 (1.70%) npm
9 3 (1.70%) NuGet
9 3 (1.70%) Serverless
10 2 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.14%) Office 365
11 1 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.57%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 1 (0.57%) Logic Apps
11 1 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.27%) Firewall
1 4 (2.27%) Kerberos
1 4 (2.27%) SNMP
2 3 (1.70%) Internet
3 2 (1.14%) HTTP
4 1 (0.57%) DSL
4 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.61%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.07%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 19 (10.80%) Power BI
5 18 (10.23%) MySQL
6 14 (7.95%) NoSQL
7 12 (6.82%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (6.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 12 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (6.25%) Data Lake
9 10 (5.68%) MongoDB
9 10 (5.68%) Relational Database
10 8 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (3.41%) Redis
11 6 (3.41%) Snowflake Schema
12 5 (2.84%) KDB
12 5 (2.84%) SQL Server 2017
13 4 (2.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 26 (14.77%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.68%) JIRA
4 8 (4.55%) Selenium
5 5 (2.84%) CircleCI
5 5 (2.84%) Maven
5 5 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.84%) Travis CI
6 4 (2.27%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.27%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.27%) GitLab
7 3 (1.70%) REST Assured
8 2 (1.14%) JMeter
8 2 (1.14%) Mocha
8 2 (1.14%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.14%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.14%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.57%) JUnit
9 1 (0.57%) NUnit
9 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 80 (45.45%) Finance
2 11 (6.25%) Retail
3 10 (5.68%) Front Office
4 8 (4.55%) Advertising
4 8 (4.55%) Banking
5 7 (3.98%) Marketing
6 6 (3.41%) Legal
7 3 (1.70%) Publishing
8 2 (1.14%) Games
9 1 (0.57%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Law
9 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (42.05%) Developer
2 33 (18.75%) Analyst
2 33 (18.75%) Senior Developer
3 30 (17.05%) Business Analyst
4 21 (11.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 21 (11.93%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 14 (7.95%) Java Engineer
5 14 (7.95%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
6 13 (7.39%) Lead Developer
7 12 (6.82%) Software Engineer
8 10 (5.68%) Azure Developer
9 8 (4.55%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (4.55%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.55%) Python Developer
10 7 (3.98%) Business Intelligence Lead
10 7 (3.98%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.41%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Digital Delivery Manager
11 6 (3.41%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.48%) .NET
2 26 (14.77%) React
3 19 (10.80%) MDX
4 18 (10.23%) CSS
4 18 (10.23%) HTML
5 14 (7.95%) Node.js
6 11 (6.25%) REST
7 10 (5.68%) .NET Core
8 9 (5.11%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.55%) JSON
10 7 (3.98%) ASP.NET
10 7 (3.98%) RESTful
11 6 (3.41%) Kafka
11 6 (3.41%) Web Services
11 6 (3.41%) XML
12 5 (2.84%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.84%) Protocol Buffers
12 5 (2.84%) Spring
12 5 (2.84%) Spring Boot
12 5 (2.84%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.39%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.68%) User Experience
4 8 (4.55%) Replication
5 7 (3.98%) Hedge funds
6 6 (3.41%) Derivative
6 6 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.41%) PMI
7 4 (2.27%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.27%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.70%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.14%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.57%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.80%) Linux
2 15 (8.52%) Windows
3 5 (2.84%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.27%) Unix
5 1 (0.57%) Android
5 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (67.61%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (24.43%) DevOps
3 35 (19.89%) Business Analysis
4 31 (17.61%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (17.61%) Test Automation
4 31 (17.61%) Translating Business Requirements
5 30 (17.05%) User Stories
6 29 (16.48%) Scrum
7 28 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (15.91%) Project Delivery
8 25 (14.20%) TDD
9 23 (13.07%) Business Case
9 23 (13.07%) Requirements Gathering
9 23 (13.07%) Scenario Testing
10 22 (12.50%) Workshop Facilitation
11 21 (11.93%) Test Scripting
11 21 (11.93%) Use Case
12 20 (11.36%) Feasibility Study
13 18 (10.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (10.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 55 (31.25%) SQL
2 39 (22.16%) Java
2 39 (22.16%) JavaScript
3 37 (21.02%) Python
4 24 (13.64%) C#
5 12 (6.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 11 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.55%) PHP
8 7 (3.98%) C++
9 5 (2.84%) Java 8
9 5 (2.84%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.70%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.70%) Scala
11 1 (0.57%) Go
11 1 (0.57%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.57%) R
11 1 (0.57%) Ruby
11 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (23.86%) Degree
2 6 (3.41%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.27%) PhD
5 3 (1.70%) ISEB
6 1 (0.57%) CISA
6 1 (0.57%) CISM
6 1 (0.57%) CISSP
6 1 (0.57%) CRISC
6 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.57%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.57%) PMP
6 1 (0.57%) SANS
6 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.70%) NIST
2 3 (1.70%) PSD2
3 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) GDPR
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 14 (7.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 8 (4.55%) Ansible
3 5 (2.84%) Terraform
4 4 (2.27%) Istio
5 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.14%) Puppet
6 1 (0.57%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.57%) Consul
6 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.57%) Kibana
Vendors
1 25 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.82%) Google
3 10 (5.68%) Databricks
4 7 (3.98%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.41%) Oracle
6 5 (2.84%) ION Trading
7 3 (1.70%) Informatica
8 2 (1.14%) Adobe
9 1 (0.57%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.57%) OutSystems
9 1 (0.57%) Perforce
9 1 (0.57%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.57%) Talend
9 1 (0.57%) Tradeweb
9 1 (0.57%) Xamarin