Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 69 43 36
Rank change year-on-year -26 -7 +4
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 200 500 643
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.25% 5.59% 6.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.45% 5.96% 6.69%
Number of salaries quoted 192 448 582
Median annual salary £68,000 £65,000 £67,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% -4.06% +4.23%
10th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £97,375 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £68,500 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +5.38% -3.70% +3.85%

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 4,493 8,384 9,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 95.39% 93.69% 92.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,938 7,307 8,629
Median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +5.26%
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

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 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 116 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (33.50%) Finance
3 59 (29.50%) SQL
4 56 (28.00%) Python
5 50 (25.00%) DevOps
6 44 (22.00%) Linux
7 42 (21.00%) Java
7 42 (21.00%) Degree
7 42 (21.00%) Test Automation
8 39 (19.50%) Azure
8 39 (19.50%) Scrum
9 35 (17.50%) QA
10 33 (16.50%) JavaScript
11 32 (16.00%) C#
12 29 (14.50%) AWS
13 28 (14.00%) Docker
13 28 (14.00%) Git (software)
13 28 (14.00%) Business Analysis
14 27 (13.50%) TDD
14 27 (13.50%) SQL Server
15 26 (13.00%) Windows
15 26 (13.00%) Translating Business Requirements
16 25 (12.50%) HTML
16 25 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
17 24 (12.00%) Software Engineering
18 23 (11.50%) Microsoft
19 22 (11.00%) Advertising
20 21 (10.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 21 (10.50%) CSS
20 21 (10.50%) JIRA

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 8 (4.00%) Apache
2 6 (3.00%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.00%) Confluence
4 2 (1.00%) Mule
4 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.50%) JBoss
5 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 39 (19.50%) Azure
2 29 (14.50%) AWS
3 13 (6.50%) GCP
4 11 (5.50%) GitHub
5 9 (4.50%) Power Platform
6 7 (3.50%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (2.50%) npm
7 5 (2.50%) NuGet
8 4 (2.00%) SaaS
8 4 (2.00%) Serverless
9 3 (1.50%) Azure Functions
9 3 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.50%) Logic Apps
9 3 (1.50%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (1.50%) PaaS
9 3 (1.50%) Power Automate
9 3 (1.50%) PowerApps
10 2 (1.00%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.00%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.50%) AMQP
1 1 (0.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.50%) KDB
3 12 (6.00%) MySQL
4 9 (4.50%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.00%) Data Lake
6 7 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.50%) Power BI
7 6 (3.00%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (3.00%) Delta Lake
7 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.50%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (2.00%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.00%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.00%) Big Data
11 2 (1.00%) Tableau
12 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (14.00%) Git (software)
2 21 (10.50%) JIRA
3 20 (10.00%) Selenium
4 17 (8.50%) GitLab
5 12 (6.00%) Jenkins
6 10 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 9 (4.50%) REST Assured
7 9 (4.50%) TeamCity
8 8 (4.00%) CircleCI
8 8 (4.00%) SoapUI
8 8 (4.00%) Travis CI
9 7 (3.50%) Maven
10 6 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.50%) Artifactory
11 5 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (2.00%) NUnit
13 3 (1.50%) SpecFlow
14 2 (1.00%) JMeter
14 2 (1.00%) Postman
14 2 (1.00%) Protractor
General
1 67 (33.50%) Finance
2 22 (11.00%) Advertising
3 15 (7.50%) Banking
4 13 (6.50%) Legal
5 6 (3.00%) Front Office
5 6 (3.00%) Marketing
6 5 (2.50%) Housing Association
6 5 (2.50%) Law
7 4 (2.00%) Retail
8 3 (1.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (42.00%) Developer
2 31 (15.50%) Analyst
3 30 (15.00%) Business Analyst
4 20 (10.00%) Python Developer
5 19 (9.50%) Java Developer
6 18 (9.00%) Lead Developer
7 16 (8.00%) Senior Developer
8 14 (7.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 12 (6.00%) Software Engineer
10 11 (5.50%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 10 (5.00%) QA Engineer
11 10 (5.00%) Quantitative Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Software Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Software Manager
12 9 (4.50%) .NET Developer
12 9 (4.50%) Automation Engineer
12 9 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (4.50%) Full Stack Developer
13 8 (4.00%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.50%) HTML
2 21 (10.50%) CSS
3 20 (10.00%) Node.js
4 19 (9.50%) .NET
5 18 (9.00%) REST
6 17 (8.50%) React
7 15 (7.50%) AngularJS
8 14 (7.00%) Spring
9 13 (6.50%) XML
10 12 (6.00%) Spring Boot
10 12 (6.00%) Web Services
11 11 (5.50%) JSON
12 9 (4.50%) .NET Core
13 8 (4.00%) ASP.NET
13 8 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (4.00%) Gherkin
13 8 (4.00%) SOAP
14 6 (3.00%) .NET Framework
14 6 (3.00%) MDX
15 5 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.50%) Fixed Income
4 13 (6.50%) User Experience
5 11 (5.50%) Hedge funds
6 10 (5.00%) Mobile App
7 9 (4.50%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.50%) Derivative
8 5 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.50%) Virtual Team
9 4 (2.00%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (1.50%) PMI
10 3 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.00%) Cloud Native
11 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.00%) Linux
2 26 (13.00%) Windows
3 17 (8.50%) Unix
4 7 (3.50%) Android
4 7 (3.50%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (25.00%) DevOps
3 42 (21.00%) Test Automation
4 39 (19.50%) Scrum
5 28 (14.00%) Business Analysis
6 27 (13.50%) TDD
7 26 (13.00%) Translating Business Requirements
8 25 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (12.00%) Software Engineering
10 20 (10.00%) Data Modelling
10 20 (10.00%) Kanban
10 20 (10.00%) Project Delivery
10 20 (10.00%) User Stories
11 19 (9.50%) Scenario Testing
12 18 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (9.00%) Requirements Gathering
13 17 (8.50%) OO
13 17 (8.50%) Project Management
14 16 (8.00%) Business Case
14 16 (8.00%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.50%) SQL
2 56 (28.00%) Python
3 42 (21.00%) Java
4 33 (16.50%) JavaScript
5 32 (16.00%) C#
6 14 (7.00%) C++
7 10 (5.00%) Kotlin
8 7 (3.50%) Java 8
9 6 (3.00%) Apple Swift
9 6 (3.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (2.50%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.50%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.50%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.00%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.00%) PHP
12 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.00%) Scala
12 2 (1.00%) SOQL
13 1 (0.50%) Perl
13 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (21.00%) Degree
2 9 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.50%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.00%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.50%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.00%) IIBA
7 1 (0.50%) ISEB
7 1 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (17.50%) QA
2 3 (1.50%) PSD2
3 2 (1.00%) PMO
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (14.00%) Docker
2 5 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (9.00%) Kubernetes
2 9 (4.50%) Ansible
2 9 (4.50%) Terraform
3 7 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.50%) Puppet
4 5 (2.50%) Rancher
5 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.50%) Foglight
5 1 (0.50%) Kibana
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.50%) Google
3 10 (5.00%) Oracle
4 7 (3.50%) VMware
5 6 (3.00%) Databricks
6 5 (2.50%) GoldenSource
6 5 (2.50%) ION Trading
7 2 (1.00%) Informatica
7 2 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.00%) Talend
7 2 (1.00%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.50%) Adobe
8 1 (0.50%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.50%) EXASOL
8 1 (0.50%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.50%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.50%) Perforce
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.50%) Sybase
8 1 (0.50%) Tradeweb