Period
to 30 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK > England
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 57 51
Rank change year-on-year -18 -6 -14
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 1,833 5,962 7,744
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.00% 4.71% 5.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.32% 5.10% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,722 4,909 6,273
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 42,431 116,865 141,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.50% 92.24% 91.98%
Number of salaries quoted 35,257 93,268 113,028
Median annual salary £55,350 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.43% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SDLC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in England

SDLC
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SDLC in England.

Salary trend for SDLC in England

SDLC
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SDLC in England over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Salary histogram for SDLC in England

SDLC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the England region over the 6 months to 30 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 821 £75,000 +15.38% 152
North of England -6 333 £50,000 +11.11% 83
South East -44 254 £52,500 +0.96% 62
Midlands -14 194 £51,000 +13.33% 55
North West -1 184 £50,000 +11.11% 47
West Midlands +17 147 £51,000 +12.09% 43
South West -18 142 £42,500 -3.41% 35
Yorkshire -8 111 £48,250 +7.22% 25
East of England -6 70 £60,000 +9.09% 35
East Midlands -30 46 £50,000 +11.11% 12
North East +14 37 £43,000 +1.18% 11
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 1,019 (55.59%) Agile Software Development
2 504 (27.50%) JavaScript
3 490 (26.73%) SQL
4 473 (25.80%) .NET
5 472 (25.75%) Finance
6 444 (24.22%) C#
7 434 (23.68%) Azure
8 400 (21.82%) Java
9 382 (20.84%) DevOps
10 331 (18.06%) AWS
11 300 (16.37%) Scrum
12 289 (15.77%) Python
13 288 (15.71%) Test Automation
14 287 (15.66%) Software Engineering
15 278 (15.17%) CSS
16 273 (14.89%) SQL Server
17 272 (14.84%) HTML
18 253 (13.80%) Microsoft
19 235 (12.82%) TDD
20 231 (12.60%) Degree
21 207 (11.29%) Git (software)
22 206 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
23 198 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
24 197 (10.75%) QA
25 186 (10.15%) AngularJS
26 185 (10.09%) Docker
27 176 (9.60%) OO
28 173 (9.44%) Kubernetes
29 171 (9.33%) JIRA
30 170 (9.27%) .NET Core

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 72 (3.93%) Confluence
2 38 (2.07%) Apache
3 34 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 31 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 30 (1.64%) CMS
6 28 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (1.36%) IIS
8 9 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (0.49%) EPiServer
9 8 (0.44%) WordPress
10 7 (0.38%) SAS
11 6 (0.33%) Liferay
11 6 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.33%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.33%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.22%) Drupal
12 4 (0.22%) K2 blackpearl
13 3 (0.16%) nginx
13 3 (0.16%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 52 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.49%) InVision
6 9 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.49%) Sketch
7 7 (0.38%) Simulink
8 5 (0.27%) TargetLink
9 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.11%) Windchill
11 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.055%) Figma
Business Applications
1 10 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.27%) Magento
3 5 (0.27%) Maximo
3 5 (0.27%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (0.22%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.22%) Shopify
5 3 (0.16%) Actimize
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.11%) Endur
6 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.11%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.055%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 434 (23.68%) Azure
2 331 (18.06%) AWS
3 118 (6.44%) GCP
4 107 (5.84%) SaaS
5 66 (3.60%) Power Platform
6 64 (3.49%) Serverless
7 49 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 44 (2.40%) PaaS
9 40 (2.18%) AWS Lambda
10 39 (2.13%) GitHub
11 35 (1.91%) Azure Data Factory
12 30 (1.64%) Office 365
13 23 (1.25%) Sauce Labs
14 21 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (1.04%) Heroku
15 19 (1.04%) IaaS
16 17 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
17 14 (0.76%) PowerApps
18 13 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
19 12 (0.65%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.53%) Internet
2 16 (0.87%) TCP/IP
3 15 (0.82%) HTTP
4 12 (0.65%) Firewall
4 12 (0.65%) LAN
4 12 (0.65%) Network Security
5 10 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (0.44%) SNMP
7 7 (0.38%) Broadband
7 7 (0.38%) DNS
7 7 (0.38%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.33%) WAN
9 5 (0.27%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.27%) FlexRay
9 5 (0.27%) Intranet
10 4 (0.22%) Modbus
10 4 (0.22%) RS-232
10 4 (0.22%) RS-485
10 4 (0.22%) Wireless
11 2 (0.11%) CHAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 117 (6.38%) NoSQL
3 105 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
4 80 (4.36%) MySQL
4 80 (4.36%) Relational Database
5 66 (3.60%) MongoDB
6 61 (3.33%) Data Lake
7 53 (2.89%) Power BI
8 49 (2.67%) Big Data
9 39 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 35 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 32 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
12 30 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (1.47%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
15 22 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
15 22 (1.20%) Redis
16 21 (1.15%) BigQuery
16 21 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (1.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 207 (11.29%) Git (software)
2 171 (9.33%) JIRA
3 110 (6.00%) Selenium
4 104 (5.67%) Jenkins
5 77 (4.20%) Cucumber
6 53 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (2.07%) Visual Studio
8 32 (1.75%) SoapUI
8 32 (1.75%) TeamCity
9 31 (1.69%) Subversion
10 26 (1.42%) Bitbucket
10 26 (1.42%) eggPlant
10 26 (1.42%) Maven
11 22 (1.20%) GitLab
12 19 (1.04%) CircleCI
12 19 (1.04%) NUnit
13 18 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (0.98%) WebDriver
14 17 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
14 17 (0.93%) Postman
General
1 472 (25.75%) Finance
2 129 (7.04%) Banking
3 84 (4.58%) Retail
4 45 (2.45%) Public Sector
5 41 (2.24%) Marketing
6 37 (2.02%) Front Office
7 36 (1.96%) Legal
8 31 (1.69%) Back Office
9 24 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 23 (1.25%) Games
11 21 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.93%) Automotive
13 16 (0.87%) Law
14 14 (0.76%) Advertising
14 14 (0.76%) Electronics
14 14 (0.76%) Publishing
15 11 (0.60%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.38%) Investment Banking
17 7 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 674 (36.77%) Developer
2 238 (12.98%) Analyst
3 188 (10.26%) Senior Developer
4 155 (8.46%) Software Engineer
5 144 (7.86%) Business Analyst
6 135 (7.36%) .NET Developer
7 90 (4.91%) Software Developer
8 89 (4.86%) Java Developer
9 83 (4.53%) Architect
10 81 (4.42%) C# Developer
11 78 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
12 77 (4.20%) Lead Developer
13 66 (3.60%) Full Stack Developer
14 56 (3.06%) Tester
15 53 (2.89%) Data Engineer
15 53 (2.89%) Senior .NET Developer
16 52 (2.84%) Java Engineer
17 45 (2.45%) Python Developer
17 45 (2.45%) Test Engineer
18 43 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 473 (25.80%) .NET
2 278 (15.17%) CSS
3 272 (14.84%) HTML
4 186 (10.15%) AngularJS
5 170 (9.27%) .NET Core
6 154 (8.40%) React
7 150 (8.18%) ASP.NET
8 137 (7.47%) REST
9 116 (6.33%) Web Services
10 110 (6.00%) Node.js
11 109 (5.95%) .NET Framework
12 95 (5.18%) XML
13 86 (4.69%) jQuery
14 82 (4.47%) RESTful
15 80 (4.36%) HTML5
16 75 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web API
16 75 (4.09%) Kafka
16 75 (4.09%) Spring
17 70 (3.82%) JSON
18 67 (3.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 198 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (7.58%) User Experience
3 84 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
4 78 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
5 63 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 63 (3.44%) Mobile App
6 58 (3.16%) Data Structures
7 48 (2.62%) Client/Server
8 41 (2.24%) Algorithms
8 41 (2.24%) Fixed Income
9 40 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 31 (1.69%) Hedge funds
11 30 (1.64%) Reinsurance
12 28 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (1.31%) Social Network
14 23 (1.25%) N-Tier
15 22 (1.20%) Mainframe
16 21 (1.15%) Virtual Team
17 18 (0.98%) Cloud Native
18 13 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 141 (7.69%) Linux
2 132 (7.20%) Windows
3 41 (2.24%) Unix
4 27 (1.47%) Android
5 25 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.44%) Mac OS
7 8 (0.44%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.16%) Solaris
9 2 (0.11%) AIX
9 2 (0.11%) CentOS
9 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.055%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.055%) MVS
10 1 (0.055%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.055%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,019 (55.59%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (20.84%) DevOps
3 300 (16.37%) Scrum
4 288 (15.71%) Test Automation
5 287 (15.66%) Software Engineering
6 235 (12.82%) TDD
7 206 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
8 176 (9.60%) OO
9 140 (7.64%) Microservices
10 138 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 138 (7.53%) Fintech
10 138 (7.53%) MVC
11 137 (7.47%) Business Analysis
11 137 (7.47%) Computer Science
11 137 (7.47%) Waterfall
12 131 (7.15%) Project Management
13 127 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
14 121 (6.60%) BDD
15 120 (6.55%) Requirements Gathering
16 117 (6.38%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 504 (27.50%) JavaScript
2 490 (26.73%) SQL
3 444 (24.22%) C#
4 400 (21.82%) Java
5 289 (15.77%) Python
6 91 (4.96%) C++
7 82 (4.47%) TypeScript
8 81 (4.42%) T-SQL
9 68 (3.71%) PHP
10 62 (3.38%) C
11 57 (3.11%) Go
12 51 (2.78%) PowerShell
13 41 (2.24%) Bash Shell
14 36 (1.96%) Scala
15 34 (1.85%) Java 8
16 30 (1.64%) Apex Code
17 29 (1.58%) Shell Script
18 19 (1.04%) VB
19 18 (0.98%) VB.NET
20 17 (0.93%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 231 (12.60%) Degree
2 63 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 57 (3.11%) Security Cleared
4 49 (2.67%) ISTQB
5 47 (2.56%) ISEB
5 47 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 23 (1.25%) CISSP
6 23 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 20 (1.09%) PMI Certification
8 18 (0.98%) CISM
9 15 (0.82%) Master's Degree
10 11 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (0.55%) CBAP
11 10 (0.55%) PMP
12 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.38%) IIBA
13 7 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.38%) MBA
13 7 (0.38%) PhD
14 6 (0.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (10.75%) QA
2 25 (1.36%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.04%) SLA
4 17 (0.93%) GDPR
5 12 (0.65%) MiFID
6 8 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.44%) PMO
7 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (0.38%) NIST
8 6 (0.33%) ISO 26262
8 6 (0.33%) RMADS
9 5 (0.27%) EMIR
9 5 (0.27%) MISRA
9 5 (0.27%) MISRA C
9 5 (0.27%) PSD2
10 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.22%) SEPA
11 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 185 (10.09%) Docker
2 25 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.93%) Firmware
4 12 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.49%) vSphere
7 6 (0.33%) Microcode
8 5 (0.27%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.11%) Xen
10 1 (0.055%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 173 (9.44%) Kubernetes
2 111 (6.06%) Terraform
3 81 (4.42%) Ansible
4 51 (2.78%) Puppet
5 46 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (1.69%) Istio
7 8 (0.44%) Kibana
8 7 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.33%) logstash
10 4 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (0.11%) Grafana
11 2 (0.11%) Graphite
11 2 (0.11%) Nagios
12 1 (0.055%) Consul
12 1 (0.055%) cPanel
12 1 (0.055%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.055%) ITRS Geneos
12 1 (0.055%) Packer
12 1 (0.055%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 253 (13.80%) Microsoft
2 77 (4.20%) Google
3 72 (3.93%) Oracle
4 55 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
5 54 (2.95%) Databricks
6 31 (1.69%) VMware
7 22 (1.20%) Atlassian
8 21 (1.15%) IBM
9 19 (1.04%) Pega
9 19 (1.04%) SAP
10 10 (0.55%) ServiceNow
10 10 (0.55%) Sitecore
10 10 (0.55%) Splunk
10 10 (0.55%) Xamarin
11 8 (0.44%) CheckPoint
11 8 (0.44%) Pardot
12 7 (0.38%) Hitachi
12 7 (0.38%) Informatica
12 7 (0.38%) ION Trading
12 7 (0.38%) TIBCO