Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 54 56 53
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -10
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 282 176 513
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 4.82% 4.58% 5.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.10% 4.85% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 243 161 459
10th Percentile £45,151 £48,500 £47,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £59,000 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
75th Percentile £93,750 £97,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £120,000 £103,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £77,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% +7.69%

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 5,532 3,630 9,486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 94.53% 94.51% 93.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4,938 3,157 8,404
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,800 £102,500 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

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 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 127 (45.04%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (34.75%) Finance
3 88 (31.21%) Python
4 79 (28.01%) Java
4 79 (28.01%) Social Skills
5 78 (27.66%) SQL
6 76 (26.95%) C#
7 74 (26.24%) Azure
8 69 (24.47%) AWS
9 64 (22.70%) .NET
10 62 (21.99%) JavaScript
11 60 (21.28%) DevOps
12 59 (20.92%) JIRA
13 49 (17.38%) QA
13 49 (17.38%) OO
14 42 (14.89%) Mentoring
15 40 (14.18%) Scrum
16 39 (13.83%) Test Automation
17 38 (13.48%) Docker
18 35 (12.41%) Advertising
18 35 (12.41%) Microsoft
19 34 (12.06%) Linux
19 34 (12.06%) Salesforce.com
19 34 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
20 33 (11.70%) SQL Server
20 33 (11.70%) Degree
20 33 (11.70%) Kotlin
21 31 (10.99%) C++
22 30 (10.64%) CRM
22 30 (10.64%) TDD

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 19 (6.74%) Confluence
2 10 (3.55%) IIS
3 8 (2.84%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.77%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.71%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.35%) CMS
6 1 (0.35%) GemFire
6 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (7.09%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.35%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 1 (0.35%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.35%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 74 (26.24%) Azure
2 69 (24.47%) AWS
3 17 (6.03%) GCP
3 17 (6.03%) Serverless
4 16 (5.67%) Power Platform
5 15 (5.32%) AWS Lambda
6 12 (4.26%) AWS Step Functions
6 12 (4.26%) GitHub
7 6 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (2.13%) Snowflake
8 5 (1.77%) SaaS
9 3 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.06%) PaaS
10 2 (0.71%) AWS CodeDeploy
10 2 (0.71%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.71%) AWS Fargate
10 2 (0.71%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.71%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.55%) FTP
2 3 (1.06%) AMQP
2 3 (1.06%) SSH
3 2 (0.71%) DNS
3 2 (0.71%) Firewall
4 1 (0.35%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.35%) HTTP
4 1 (0.35%) MQTT
4 1 (0.35%) RS-485
4 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.35%) Wireless
4 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.45%) Relational Database
3 16 (5.67%) Power BI
4 14 (4.96%) Big Data
4 14 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (4.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.55%) Amazon Athena
7 9 (3.19%) Tableau
8 7 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.13%) Data Lake
9 6 (2.13%) DTS
10 5 (1.77%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.77%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.42%) KDB
11 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.06%) Delta Lake
12 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 59 (20.92%) JIRA
2 28 (9.93%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.74%) Selenium
4 18 (6.38%) Cucumber
4 18 (6.38%) GitLab
5 14 (4.96%) REST Assured
6 10 (3.55%) SoapUI
7 6 (2.13%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.77%) Artifactory
8 5 (1.77%) JUnit
8 5 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.77%) Postman
8 5 (1.77%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.42%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.06%) Cypress.io
10 3 (1.06%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.06%) JMeter
10 3 (1.06%) Maven
10 3 (1.06%) ReSharper
10 3 (1.06%) Zephyr
General
1 98 (34.75%) Finance
2 79 (28.01%) Social Skills
3 35 (12.41%) Advertising
4 27 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (9.57%) Banking
5 26 (9.22%) Front Office
6 24 (8.51%) Investment Banking
7 13 (4.61%) Organisational Skills
8 8 (2.84%) Back Office
9 7 (2.48%) Law
10 5 (1.77%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.77%) Legal
11 4 (1.42%) Publishing
12 3 (1.06%) Games
12 3 (1.06%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.35%) Marketing
13 1 (0.35%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.35%) Retail
13 1 (0.35%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 112 (39.72%) Developer
2 43 (15.25%) Analyst
3 31 (10.99%) Senior Developer
4 28 (9.93%) Python Developer
5 23 (8.16%) Java Developer
5 23 (8.16%) Software Developer
6 21 (7.45%) Business Analyst
7 20 (7.09%) Salesforce Developer
8 19 (6.74%) Software Engineer
9 18 (6.38%) C# Developer
10 17 (6.03%) QA Engineer
11 15 (5.32%) QA Automation Engineer
12 14 (4.96%) Automation Engineer
13 13 (4.61%) SQL Developer
14 12 (4.26%) Junior
14 12 (4.26%) Senior C# Developer
14 12 (4.26%) Senior SQL Developer
14 12 (4.26%) SQL Analyst
14 12 (4.26%) SQL Data Analyst
15 11 (3.90%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (22.70%) .NET
2 24 (8.51%) React
3 22 (7.80%) ASP.NET
3 22 (7.80%) JSON
4 18 (6.38%) REST
5 17 (6.03%) AngularJS
6 16 (5.67%) Flask
6 16 (5.67%) NumPy
6 16 (5.67%) SciPy
6 16 (5.67%) SQLAlchemy
7 15 (5.32%) Jinja
7 15 (5.32%) Web Services
8 14 (4.96%) Gherkin
8 14 (4.96%) Spring
9 12 (4.26%) .NET Framework
9 12 (4.26%) CSS
9 12 (4.26%) XML
10 11 (3.90%) HTML
11 9 (3.19%) .NET Core
12 8 (2.84%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.09%) Equities
2 11 (3.90%) Derivative
2 11 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.19%) Algorithms
3 9 (3.19%) Legacy Systems
3 9 (3.19%) Reference Data
3 9 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.84%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.13%) PMI
6 6 (2.13%) Reinsurance
7 5 (1.77%) User Experience
8 4 (1.42%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.42%) Marketing Technology
9 3 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.06%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.71%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.35%) OTC Derivatives
11 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.06%) Linux
2 27 (9.57%) Unix
3 21 (7.45%) Windows
4 6 (2.13%) Android
5 5 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (45.04%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (21.28%) DevOps
3 49 (17.38%) OO
4 42 (14.89%) Mentoring
5 40 (14.18%) Scrum
6 39 (13.83%) Test Automation
7 34 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (10.64%) CRM
8 30 (10.64%) TDD
9 29 (10.28%) OOP
9 29 (10.28%) Software Engineering
10 28 (9.93%) Risk Management
11 27 (9.57%) Analytics
11 27 (9.57%) MVC
12 26 (9.22%) ETL
13 24 (8.51%) Requirements Gathering
13 24 (8.51%) Test Strategy
14 21 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (7.45%) SOLID
15 20 (7.09%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 88 (31.21%) Python
2 79 (28.01%) Java
3 78 (27.66%) SQL
4 76 (26.95%) C#
5 62 (21.99%) JavaScript
6 33 (11.70%) Kotlin
7 31 (10.99%) C++
8 28 (9.93%) Scala
9 25 (8.87%) R
10 22 (7.80%) PHP
10 22 (7.80%) VB.NET
11 20 (7.09%) Apple Swift
11 20 (7.09%) Dart
11 20 (7.09%) MATLAB
11 20 (7.09%) Objective-C
11 20 (7.09%) Pascal
11 20 (7.09%) Perl
11 20 (7.09%) Ruby
12 16 (5.67%) C
13 15 (5.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (11.70%) Degree
2 6 (2.13%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.42%) IIBA
4 4 (1.42%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.06%) CISA
5 3 (1.06%) CISM
5 3 (1.06%) CRISC
6 2 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.71%) PhD
6 2 (0.71%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 1 (0.35%) CCNP
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.35%) CISSP
7 1 (0.35%) CWAP
7 1 (0.35%) CWNA
7 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (17.38%) QA
2 4 (1.42%) PMO
3 3 (1.06%) GRC
4 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.71%) MiFID
5 1 (0.35%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.35%) Basel III
5 1 (0.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (13.48%) Docker
2 5 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.71%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (7.45%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.55%) Terraform
3 6 (2.13%) Ansible
4 5 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.77%) Puppet
4 5 (1.77%) Rancher
5 3 (1.06%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.71%) Kibana
6 2 (0.71%) logstash
7 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.35%) MIIS
Vendors
1 35 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 34 (12.06%) Salesforce.com
3 18 (6.38%) Fidessa
4 11 (3.90%) Oracle
5 5 (1.77%) Bloomberg
5 5 (1.77%) Databricks
5 5 (1.77%) Sage
5 5 (1.77%) VMware
6 4 (1.42%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.42%) Concur
6 4 (1.42%) Google
6 4 (1.42%) Greenplum
6 4 (1.42%) Sun
7 3 (1.06%) IBM
8 2 (0.71%) SAP
8 2 (0.71%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.35%) Draytek
9 1 (0.35%) NETGEAR
9 1 (0.35%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (0.35%) TIBCO