Period
to 16 May 2021

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 16 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 59 51
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8 -4
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 3,527 4,007 6,825
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.41% 4.52% 5.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 4.89% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,609 3,186 5,367
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,264 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,408
% change year-on-year - +2.98% +6.82%

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 74,285 82,006 123,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.96% 92.42% 92.37%
Number of salaries quoted 56,058 66,473 98,698
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 16 May 2021.

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 16 May 2021. 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 -9 1,436 £72,500 +3.57% 261
South East -6 574 £50,000 - 109
Midlands +14 473 £47,500 +5.56% 85
North of England -38 441 £45,000 -7.22% 140
West Midlands +18 357 £46,500 +3.33% 46
South West +4 344 £47,500 +11.76% 55
North West -18 259 £47,000 -6.00% 87
East of England +6 182 £53,750 -8.90% 41
Yorkshire -51 153 £45,000 -7.22% 43
East Midlands -16 110 £50,000 - 38
North East -13 29 £42,500 -8.60% 10
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 16 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 England region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 2,194 (62.21%) Agile Software Development
2 924 (26.20%) C#
3 909 (25.77%) JavaScript
4 907 (25.72%) Azure
5 868 (24.61%) Social Skills
6 825 (23.39%) SQL
7 813 (23.05%) Finance
8 779 (22.09%) DevOps
9 774 (21.94%) .NET
10 773 (21.92%) Scrum
11 720 (20.41%) AWS
12 693 (19.65%) Java
13 608 (17.24%) Software Engineering
14 573 (16.25%) Python
15 562 (15.93%) Microsoft
16 550 (15.59%) Test Automation
17 508 (14.40%) JIRA
18 497 (14.09%) Docker
19 485 (13.75%) TDD
20 468 (13.27%) CSS
21 461 (13.07%) HTML
22 457 (12.96%) Git (software)
23 436 (12.36%) Degree
24 434 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
25 431 (12.22%) SQL Server
26 423 (11.99%) Software Testing
27 417 (11.82%) QA
28 403 (11.43%) AngularJS
29 390 (11.06%) Linux
30 386 (10.94%) Continuous Integration

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
1 269 (7.63%) Confluence
2 58 (1.64%) Apache Spark
3 57 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 54 (1.53%) Apache
5 47 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 38 (1.08%) CMS
7 20 (0.57%) IIS
8 19 (0.54%) Tomcat
9 17 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
11 11 (0.31%) Drupal
12 8 (0.23%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.23%) JBoss
13 7 (0.20%) SAS
13 7 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.20%) WordPress
14 6 (0.17%) GemFire
14 6 (0.17%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.14%) nginx
15 5 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 72 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.11%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.11%) Simulink
7 4 (0.11%) Sketch
8 1 (0.028%) Figma
8 1 (0.028%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 47 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 11 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
6 7 (0.20%) Magento
6 7 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.14%) Epicor Tropos
7 5 (0.14%) MetaTrader
7 5 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.11%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.11%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.11%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 907 (25.72%) Azure
2 720 (20.41%) AWS
3 258 (7.31%) SaaS
4 249 (7.06%) GCP
5 128 (3.63%) Serverless
6 123 (3.49%) Power Platform
7 103 (2.92%) GitHub
8 87 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 80 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
10 61 (1.73%) Microsoft 365
11 54 (1.53%) PaaS
12 49 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
13 47 (1.33%) PowerApps
14 32 (0.91%) IaaS
15 31 (0.88%) AWS Fargate
16 30 (0.85%) Power Automate
17 26 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
17 26 (0.74%) Amazon S3
17 26 (0.74%) BrowserStack
18 25 (0.71%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 97 (2.75%) Firewall
2 82 (2.32%) IPv4
3 72 (2.04%) HTTP
4 70 (1.98%) VPN
5 68 (1.93%) OSPF
5 68 (1.93%) VLAN
6 25 (0.71%) Software-Defined Radio
7 24 (0.68%) Internet
8 22 (0.62%) TCP/IP
9 18 (0.51%) DNS
10 13 (0.37%) Network Security
11 12 (0.34%) Intranet
12 9 (0.26%) VoIP
13 7 (0.20%) AMQP
13 7 (0.20%) RTP
13 7 (0.20%) Skype
13 7 (0.20%) SMTP
13 7 (0.20%) SSH
13 7 (0.20%) Tactical Data Link
13 7 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 431 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 173 (4.91%) Relational Database
3 156 (4.42%) NoSQL
4 132 (3.74%) MySQL
5 130 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
6 115 (3.26%) Big Data
7 88 (2.50%) Power BI
8 77 (2.18%) MongoDB
9 74 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
10 71 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 70 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 55 (1.56%) Redis
13 30 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 30 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
13 30 (0.85%) Data Lake
14 29 (0.82%) Oracle Database
15 28 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 27 (0.77%) Hadoop
17 25 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
18 20 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 508 (14.40%) JIRA
2 457 (12.96%) Git (software)
3 190 (5.39%) Jenkins
4 180 (5.10%) Selenium
5 122 (3.46%) TeamCity
6 110 (3.12%) Visual Studio
7 100 (2.84%) Cucumber
8 94 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
9 88 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 81 (2.30%) Subversion
11 70 (1.98%) Bitbucket
12 65 (1.84%) Maven
13 64 (1.81%) GitLab
14 58 (1.64%) Artifactory
15 52 (1.47%) Cypress.io
16 51 (1.45%) Postman
16 51 (1.45%) SpecFlow
17 42 (1.19%) NUnit
18 41 (1.16%) WebDriver
19 40 (1.13%) JUnit
General
1 868 (24.61%) Social Skills
2 813 (23.05%) Finance
3 310 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
4 198 (5.61%) Banking
5 133 (3.77%) Retail
6 120 (3.40%) Marketing
7 108 (3.06%) Games
8 100 (2.84%) Advertising
9 94 (2.67%) Law
10 80 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
11 76 (2.15%) Electronics
11 76 (2.15%) Influencing Skills
12 72 (2.04%) Public Sector
13 63 (1.79%) Front Office
14 60 (1.70%) Telecoms
15 48 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
16 45 (1.28%) Investment Banking
17 42 (1.19%) Manufacturing
18 40 (1.13%) Legal
19 35 (0.99%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,231 (34.90%) Developer
2 347 (9.84%) Analyst
3 310 (8.79%) Senior Developer
4 291 (8.25%) Software Engineer
5 240 (6.80%) Architect
5 240 (6.80%) C# Developer
6 233 (6.61%) .NET Developer
7 222 (6.29%) Business Analyst
8 208 (5.90%) Software Developer
9 157 (4.45%) Project Manager
10 155 (4.39%) Java Developer
11 133 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
12 127 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
13 116 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
14 108 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
15 92 (2.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 78 (2.21%) C# Software Developer
16 78 (2.21%) Lead Developer
17 74 (2.10%) React Developer
17 74 (2.10%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 774 (21.94%) .NET
2 468 (13.27%) CSS
3 461 (13.07%) HTML
4 403 (11.43%) AngularJS
5 341 (9.67%) React
6 312 (8.85%) Web Services
7 292 (8.28%) Node.js
7 292 (8.28%) REST
8 288 (8.17%) .NET Core
9 269 (7.63%) RESTful
10 257 (7.29%) ASP.NET
11 178 (5.05%) Spring
12 164 (4.65%) .NET Framework
13 144 (4.08%) HTML5
14 135 (3.83%) jQuery
15 116 (3.29%) XML
16 114 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 114 (3.23%) Redux
17 107 (3.03%) Kafka
18 102 (2.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 226 (6.41%) User Experience
2 150 (4.25%) Mobile App
3 134 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
4 108 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 91 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
6 76 (2.15%) Algorithms
7 74 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 74 (2.10%) Public Cloud
8 73 (2.07%) Cloud Native
9 71 (2.01%) Hedge funds
10 69 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
10 69 (1.96%) Virtual Team
11 52 (1.47%) Derivative
12 46 (1.30%) Reinsurance
13 43 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
14 42 (1.19%) Equities
15 38 (1.08%) Fixed Income
16 31 (0.88%) Online Games
17 30 (0.85%) Data Structures
18 25 (0.71%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 390 (11.06%) Linux
2 271 (7.68%) Windows
3 128 (3.63%) Unix
4 94 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 71 (2.01%) Android
6 68 (1.93%) Apple iOS
7 50 (1.42%) CentOS
7 50 (1.42%) Ubuntu
7 50 (1.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.085%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.057%) AIX
10 2 (0.057%) Solaris
10 2 (0.057%) VMS
11 1 (0.028%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,194 (62.21%) Agile Software Development
2 779 (22.09%) DevOps
3 773 (21.92%) Scrum
4 608 (17.24%) Software Engineering
5 550 (15.59%) Test Automation
6 485 (13.75%) TDD
7 434 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
8 423 (11.99%) Software Testing
9 386 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
10 338 (9.58%) Microservices
11 316 (8.96%) Mentoring
12 290 (8.22%) Computer Science
13 272 (7.71%) Project Management
14 265 (7.51%) Fintech
15 261 (7.40%) BDD
16 251 (7.12%) MVC
17 242 (6.86%) Machine Learning
18 237 (6.72%) Waterfall
19 230 (6.52%) ITIL
20 225 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 924 (26.20%) C#
2 909 (25.77%) JavaScript
3 825 (23.39%) SQL
4 693 (19.65%) Java
5 573 (16.25%) Python
6 292 (8.28%) TypeScript
7 215 (6.10%) C++
8 179 (5.08%) PowerShell
9 142 (4.03%) Bash Shell
10 132 (3.74%) PHP
11 117 (3.32%) C
12 108 (3.06%) T-SQL
13 76 (2.15%) Ruby
14 75 (2.13%) Go
14 75 (2.13%) Scala
15 59 (1.67%) Java 8
16 44 (1.25%) VB.NET
17 41 (1.16%) Shell Script
18 40 (1.13%) Apex Code
19 34 (0.96%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 436 (12.36%) Degree
2 144 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 138 (3.91%) Security Cleared
4 98 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 70 (1.98%) ISTQB
6 49 (1.39%) ISEB
7 33 (0.94%) AWS Certification
8 31 (0.88%) GIAC
8 31 (0.88%) RHCE
9 23 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
10 21 (0.60%) PhD
11 20 (0.57%) CISSP
12 19 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (0.40%) PMI Certification
14 13 (0.37%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.37%) IIBA
14 13 (0.37%) Master's Degree
15 12 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 417 (11.82%) QA
2 49 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (0.96%) GDPR
4 25 (0.71%) PMO
5 23 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 23 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 17 (0.48%) SLA
8 14 (0.40%) WCAG
9 12 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (0.31%) GRC
11 9 (0.26%) NIST
12 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 8 (0.23%) NCSC
12 8 (0.23%) PSD2
13 7 (0.20%) Good Clinical Practice
13 7 (0.20%) ISO 20022
13 7 (0.20%) ISO 8583
14 6 (0.17%) MISRA C
14 6 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 497 (14.09%) Docker
2 125 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
4 43 (1.22%) Firmware
5 27 (0.77%) Active Directory
6 13 (0.37%) HDFS
7 8 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.17%) LXC
9 5 (0.14%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.11%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.085%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.085%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.057%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.057%) vSphere
13 1 (0.028%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.028%) Xen
Systems Management
1 312 (8.85%) Kubernetes
2 241 (6.83%) Terraform
3 235 (6.66%) Ansible
4 158 (4.48%) Puppet
5 68 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (0.79%) Rancher
7 20 (0.57%) Grafana
8 17 (0.48%) Prometheus
9 16 (0.45%) Fortio
9 16 (0.45%) Istio
9 16 (0.45%) Kiali
10 15 (0.43%) Nagios
11 13 (0.37%) Kibana
12 10 (0.28%) logstash
13 8 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
13 8 (0.23%) HP Fortify
13 8 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (0.23%) Salt
14 7 (0.20%) Packer
14 7 (0.20%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 562 (15.93%) Microsoft
2 177 (5.02%) Oracle
3 138 (3.91%) VMware
4 119 (3.37%) Google
5 115 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
6 66 (1.87%) Atlassian
7 55 (1.56%) SAP
8 38 (1.08%) Red Hat
9 35 (0.99%) EMC
10 33 (0.94%) Xamarin
11 32 (0.91%) Samsung
12 30 (0.85%) Databricks
12 30 (0.85%) ServiceNow
13 29 (0.82%) IBM
13 29 (0.82%) Splunk
13 29 (0.82%) Yahoo!
14 23 (0.65%) PagerDuty
15 16 (0.45%) Apple
15 16 (0.45%) hybris
15 16 (0.45%) UiPath