Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 63 48 39
Rank change year-on-year -15 -9 0
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 221 370 658
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.47% 4.95% 6.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.70% 5.25% 6.95%
Number of salaries quoted 200 312 590
10th Percentile £48,723 £46,250 £46,125
25th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £89,063 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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 4,701 7,048 9,471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 95.16% 94.26% 93.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4,186 6,177 8,465
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,000 £36,750
25th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £100,000 £97,500
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 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 112 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (34.39%) Finance
3 61 (27.60%) Python
4 56 (25.34%) Social Skills
5 54 (24.43%) SQL
6 48 (21.72%) Azure
7 47 (21.27%) DevOps
8 46 (20.81%) Java
9 44 (19.91%) C#
9 44 (19.91%) Linux
10 42 (19.00%) Degree
11 41 (18.55%) QA
11 41 (18.55%) Test Automation
12 39 (17.65%) JavaScript
13 38 (17.19%) Docker
14 35 (15.84%) Scrum
15 31 (14.03%) JIRA
15 31 (14.03%) .NET
15 31 (14.03%) Microsoft
16 29 (13.12%) Software Engineering
16 29 (13.12%) Advertising
17 28 (12.67%) Windows
18 26 (11.76%) SQL Server
18 26 (11.76%) TDD
19 25 (11.31%) Data Modelling
20 24 (10.86%) Unix
20 24 (10.86%) Kanban
21 23 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
21 23 (10.41%) DevSecOps
22 22 (9.95%) Computer Science

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 9 (4.07%) Apache Spark
2 7 (3.17%) Apache
3 6 (2.71%) Confluence
4 2 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (0.90%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.45%) CMS
5 1 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) JBoss
5 1 (0.45%) Mule
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.45%) Sage X3
1 1 (0.45%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 48 (21.72%) Azure
2 22 (9.95%) AWS
3 16 (7.24%) GitHub
4 13 (5.88%) GCP
5 7 (3.17%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.81%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.36%) Azure Storage
7 3 (1.36%) Power Automate
7 3 (1.36%) PowerApps
7 3 (1.36%) SaaS
8 2 (0.90%) AWS Step Functions
8 2 (0.90%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.90%) Azure Key Vault
8 2 (0.90%) Azure Logic Apps
8 2 (0.90%) Azure Stack
8 2 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.90%) PaaS
8 2 (0.90%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.81%) AMQP
2 1 (0.45%) BGP
2 1 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.45%) DHCP
2 1 (0.45%) DMVPN
2 1 (0.45%) DNS
2 1 (0.45%) Firewall
2 1 (0.45%) FTP
2 1 (0.45%) IGMP
2 1 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.45%) LAN
2 1 (0.45%) MPLS
2 1 (0.45%) Multicast
2 1 (0.45%) NX-OS
2 1 (0.45%) OSPF
2 1 (0.45%) SSH
2 1 (0.45%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.45%) VPN
2 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.33%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.52%) KDB
4 8 (3.62%) Big Data
5 7 (3.17%) MySQL
6 5 (2.26%) Power BI
7 4 (1.81%) Data Lake
7 4 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.81%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.81%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.81%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.36%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.36%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.36%) Tableau
9 2 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.90%) HDInsight
9 2 (0.90%) Spark SQL
9 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (14.03%) JIRA
2 22 (9.95%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.95%) Selenium
3 20 (9.05%) GitLab
4 16 (7.24%) TeamCity
5 13 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 11 (4.98%) Artifactory
6 11 (4.98%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (3.62%) REST Assured
7 8 (3.62%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.17%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.26%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.81%) ReSharper
10 4 (1.81%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.36%) CircleCI
11 3 (1.36%) Maven
11 3 (1.36%) NUnit
11 3 (1.36%) Postman
11 3 (1.36%) Travis CI
11 3 (1.36%) Zephyr
General
1 76 (34.39%) Finance
2 56 (25.34%) Social Skills
3 29 (13.12%) Advertising
4 18 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (7.69%) Banking
5 17 (7.69%) Front Office
6 8 (3.62%) Legal
6 8 (3.62%) Organisational Skills
7 7 (3.17%) Law
8 4 (1.81%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.36%) Marketing
9 3 (1.36%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.36%) Retail
10 2 (0.90%) Games
10 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.45%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.45%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.45%) Publishing
11 1 (0.45%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 82 (37.10%) Developer
2 26 (11.76%) Python Developer
3 25 (11.31%) Analyst
4 22 (9.95%) Business Analyst
5 16 (7.24%) Java Developer
5 16 (7.24%) Senior Developer
6 15 (6.79%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (5.43%) Software Engineer
8 11 (4.98%) Automation Engineer
9 10 (4.52%) Software Manager
10 9 (4.07%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (4.07%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.07%) QA Engineer
10 9 (4.07%) Salesforce Developer
11 8 (3.62%) Architect
11 8 (3.62%) Development Manager
11 8 (3.62%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 8 (3.62%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 8 (3.62%) Quantitative Developer
11 8 (3.62%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.03%) .NET
2 21 (9.50%) REST
3 18 (8.14%) Web Services
4 17 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 16 (7.24%) React
6 15 (6.79%) CSS
6 15 (6.79%) HTML
7 14 (6.33%) Node.js
7 14 (6.33%) XML
8 12 (5.43%) Gherkin
8 12 (5.43%) JSON
9 11 (4.98%) Flask
9 11 (4.98%) SciPy
9 11 (4.98%) SQLAlchemy
10 10 (4.52%) Spring
11 9 (4.07%) Elastic Stack
11 9 (4.07%) Visualforce
12 8 (3.62%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (3.62%) RESTful
12 8 (3.62%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (5.43%) Derivative
3 11 (4.98%) Hedge funds
4 10 (4.52%) Data Structures
5 9 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.07%) Fixed Income
6 8 (3.62%) User Experience
7 5 (2.26%) Housing Association
7 5 (2.26%) OTC Derivatives
8 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.81%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.81%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.36%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.36%) Marketing Technology
10 2 (0.90%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.90%) Equities
10 2 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.45%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.91%) Linux
2 28 (12.67%) Windows
3 24 (10.86%) Unix
4 11 (4.98%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.17%) Android
6 6 (2.71%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (21.27%) DevOps
3 41 (18.55%) Test Automation
4 35 (15.84%) Scrum
5 29 (13.12%) Software Engineering
6 26 (11.76%) TDD
7 25 (11.31%) Data Modelling
8 24 (10.86%) Kanban
9 23 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (10.41%) DevSecOps
10 22 (9.95%) Computer Science
10 22 (9.95%) Mentoring
10 22 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (9.05%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 19 (8.60%) Continuous Delivery
12 19 (8.60%) Project Management
12 19 (8.60%) Software Testing
13 18 (8.14%) Analytics
14 16 (7.24%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (27.60%) Python
2 54 (24.43%) SQL
3 46 (20.81%) Java
4 44 (19.91%) C#
5 39 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.88%) Kotlin
7 12 (5.43%) C++
8 9 (4.07%) Apex Code
8 9 (4.07%) SOQL
9 8 (3.62%) C
10 7 (3.17%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.71%) Apple Swift
11 6 (2.71%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.26%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.90%) Go
13 2 (0.90%) Java 8
13 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.90%) R
13 2 (0.90%) VBA
14 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (19.00%) Degree
2 8 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (3.62%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.81%) IIBA
4 2 (0.90%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.90%) PhD
4 2 (0.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) CCIE
5 1 (0.45%) CCNA
5 1 (0.45%) CCNP
5 1 (0.45%) CCSA
5 1 (0.45%) CCSE
5 1 (0.45%) CISA
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.45%) CISM
5 1 (0.45%) ISEB
5 1 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (18.55%) QA
2 4 (1.81%) PMO
3 1 (0.45%) Basel III
3 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) GRC
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.45%) PSD2
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (17.19%) Docker
2 11 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.90%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (7.69%) Kubernetes
1 17 (7.69%) Terraform
2 14 (6.33%) Ansible
3 13 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.88%) Puppet
4 11 (4.98%) Rancher
5 1 (0.45%) nmon
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.45%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 31 (14.03%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.88%) VMware
3 11 (4.98%) Oracle
4 9 (4.07%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.26%) GoldenSource
6 4 (1.81%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.36%) Google
8 2 (0.90%) Databricks
8 2 (0.90%) IBM
8 2 (0.90%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.45%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco
9 1 (0.45%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.45%) Sage
9 1 (0.45%) SAP
9 1 (0.45%) SunGard
9 1 (0.45%) Sybase
9 1 (0.45%) Teradata
9 1 (0.45%) TIBCO