Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 39 53
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14 -2
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 8,292 9,938 9,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.25% 6.01% 5.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.77% 6.57% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 6,421 6,912 8,350
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,950 £78,775
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 143,829 151,297 168,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.13% 91.51% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 115,359 121,257 142,441
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in England

SDLC
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDLC in England.

Salary trend for SDLC in England

SDLC
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in England over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018. 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 -16 3,523 £65,000 +8.33% 318
South East +18 1,625 £50,000 - 184
North of England -7 1,341 £45,000 - 208
North West -1 726 £45,000 +5.88% 118
South West 0 615 £44,500 +5.95% 87
East of England -6 603 £52,500 +16.67% 71
Midlands -13 586 £45,000 +3.45% 118
Yorkshire -14 528 £45,000 - 77
West Midlands -19 349 £45,000 +8.43% 65
East Midlands -6 239 £43,500 -3.33% 53
North East +13 87 £42,500 +13.33% 13
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 4,804 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2,435 (29.37%) SQL
3 2,335 (28.16%) C#
4 2,328 (28.08%) Finance
5 2,274 (27.42%) Java
6 2,163 (26.09%) .NET
7 1,932 (23.30%) JavaScript
8 1,789 (21.58%) Scrum
9 1,503 (18.13%) Degree
10 1,415 (17.06%) Problem-Solving
11 1,406 (16.96%) Software Engineering
12 1,402 (16.91%) SQL Server
13 1,384 (16.69%) Test Automation
14 1,361 (16.41%) HTML
15 1,283 (15.47%) Microsoft
16 1,102 (13.29%) CSS
17 1,094 (13.19%) Project Management
18 1,074 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
19 1,072 (12.93%) TDD
20 1,033 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
21 970 (11.70%) AngularJS
22 954 (11.51%) MVC
23 945 (11.40%) QA
24 931 (11.23%) OO
25 916 (11.05%) Python
26 841 (10.14%) Linux
27 839 (10.12%) Web Services
28 838 (10.11%) ASP.NET
29 832 (10.03%) DevOps
30 816 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 301 (3.63%) Confluence
2 205 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 203 (2.45%) CMS
4 165 (1.99%) IIS
5 120 (1.45%) Apache Spark
6 109 (1.31%) Apache
7 99 (1.19%) WebSphere
8 84 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 80 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
10 77 (0.93%) Tomcat
11 71 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
12 47 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 44 (0.53%) JBoss
14 42 (0.51%) WordPress
15 36 (0.43%) Ethereum
16 35 (0.42%) NServiceBus
17 32 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
18 31 (0.37%) Apache Solr
18 31 (0.37%) Drupal
19 29 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 169 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 168 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
3 156 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
4 123 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 50 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 25 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.084%) Simulink
10 5 (0.060%) Stateflow
11 4 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.036%) HipChat
12 3 (0.036%) InDesign
13 2 (0.024%) PrintSoft PReS
14 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.012%) Blender
14 1 (0.012%) EngageOne
14 1 (0.012%) FreeHand
14 1 (0.012%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 83 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
3 31 (0.37%) Magento
4 30 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
5 24 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 22 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 21 (0.25%) Scribe Insight
8 18 (0.22%) Ripple
9 17 (0.21%) Documaker
10 16 (0.19%) Markit EDM
11 14 (0.17%) NetSuite
11 14 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
12 12 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
12 12 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
13 10 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 10 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
14 9 (0.11%) SAP HR
15 8 (0.096%) Elite 3E
15 8 (0.096%) SAP BPC
15 8 (0.096%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 816 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 676 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
3 264 (3.18%) SaaS
4 189 (2.28%) GitHub
5 115 (1.39%) PaaS
6 113 (1.36%) IaaS
7 99 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 68 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 63 (0.76%) Office 365
10 60 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 51 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
12 46 (0.55%) Serverless
13 45 (0.54%) npm
14 36 (0.43%) Force.com
15 32 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 27 (0.33%) CloudBees
17 26 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
17 26 (0.31%) Route 53
18 24 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
18 24 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 160 (1.93%) Internet
2 141 (1.70%) HTTP
3 112 (1.35%) Firewall
4 90 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 78 (0.94%) DNS
6 57 (0.69%) SSL
7 46 (0.55%) DHCP
8 42 (0.51%) SMS
9 35 (0.42%) Network Security
10 31 (0.37%) Wireless
11 29 (0.35%) FTP
12 28 (0.34%) VPN
13 24 (0.29%) SMTP
14 23 (0.28%) IPsec
15 22 (0.27%) HTTPS
16 19 (0.23%) IMAP
17 18 (0.22%) SNMP
17 18 (0.22%) SSH
18 17 (0.21%) ICMP
18 17 (0.21%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,402 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 581 (7.01%) Big Data
3 444 (5.35%) Relational Database
4 395 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 327 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
6 273 (3.29%) MySQL
7 257 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 240 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 217 (2.62%) MongoDB
10 185 (2.23%) Oracle Database
11 164 (1.98%) Hadoop
12 135 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
12 135 (1.63%) RDBMS
13 134 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
14 131 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 129 (1.56%) Blockchain
16 122 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
17 94 (1.13%) Power BI
18 91 (1.10%) DB2
19 78 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 793 (9.56%) JIRA
2 781 (9.42%) Git (software)
3 653 (7.88%) Selenium
4 527 (6.36%) Jenkins
5 436 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 412 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 294 (3.55%) JUnit
8 252 (3.04%) Subversion
9 235 (2.83%) Cucumber
10 223 (2.69%) Maven
11 201 (2.42%) TeamCity
12 193 (2.33%) Jasmine
13 147 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 145 (1.75%) Protractor
15 121 (1.46%) WebDriver
16 116 (1.40%) SpecFlow
17 101 (1.22%) TestNG
18 100 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
19 98 (1.18%) NUnit
20 95 (1.15%) SoapUI
General
1 2,328 (28.08%) Finance
2 718 (8.66%) Banking
3 520 (6.27%) Retail
4 436 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 338 (4.08%) Financial Institution
6 267 (3.22%) Marketing
7 184 (2.22%) Games
8 170 (2.05%) Front Office
9 134 (1.62%) Advertising
10 122 (1.47%) Legal
11 114 (1.37%) Law
12 112 (1.35%) Manufacturing
13 95 (1.15%) Back Office
14 93 (1.12%) Telecoms
15 84 (1.01%) Electronics
16 78 (0.94%) Military
17 54 (0.65%) Publishing
18 41 (0.49%) Automotive
19 35 (0.42%) Billing
20 32 (0.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,895 (34.91%) Developer
2 1,322 (15.94%) Analyst
3 779 (9.39%) Business Analyst
4 689 (8.31%) .NET Developer
5 619 (7.47%) C# Developer
6 600 (7.24%) Software Engineer
7 592 (7.14%) Architect
8 574 (6.92%) Java Developer
9 572 (6.90%) Software Developer
10 566 (6.83%) Senior Developer
11 534 (6.44%) Project Manager
12 342 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
13 250 (3.01%) Consultant
13 250 (3.01%) Tester
14 244 (2.94%) Test Analyst
15 214 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
15 214 (2.58%) SQL Developer
16 212 (2.56%) Junior
17 205 (2.47%) Test Engineer
18 203 (2.45%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,163 (26.09%) .NET
2 1,361 (16.41%) HTML
3 1,102 (13.29%) CSS
4 970 (11.70%) AngularJS
5 839 (10.12%) Web Services
6 838 (10.11%) ASP.NET
7 560 (6.75%) XML
8 524 (6.32%) .NET Framework
9 521 (6.28%) jQuery
10 509 (6.14%) RESTful
11 496 (5.98%) Spring
12 461 (5.56%) React
13 456 (5.50%) REST
14 452 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
15 428 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web API
16 423 (5.10%) HTML5
17 358 (4.32%) WCF
18 328 (3.96%) JSON
19 326 (3.93%) Node.js
20 321 (3.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,074 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
2 745 (8.98%) Computer Science
3 457 (5.51%) User Experience
4 341 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 337 (4.06%) Mobile App
6 292 (3.52%) Cyberthreat
7 273 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
8 268 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
9 266 (3.21%) Management Information System
10 239 (2.88%) Fintech
11 229 (2.76%) Algorithms
12 150 (1.81%) Equities
13 121 (1.46%) Data Structures
14 108 (1.30%) Virtual Team
15 105 (1.27%) Fixed Income
16 82 (0.99%) Derivative
17 77 (0.93%) Hedge funds
18 75 (0.90%) Client/Server
18 75 (0.90%) Data Centre
19 66 (0.80%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 841 (10.14%) Linux
2 664 (8.01%) Windows
3 404 (4.87%) Unix
4 146 (1.76%) Android
5 144 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 111 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 77 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 74 (0.89%) CentOS
9 49 (0.59%) Ubuntu
10 41 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (0.46%) Solaris
12 29 (0.35%) Mac OS X
13 28 (0.34%) AIX
14 26 (0.31%) Mac OS
15 24 (0.29%) CoreOS
16 20 (0.24%) VMS
17 18 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (0.18%) DC/OS
18 15 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
19 11 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,804 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1,789 (21.58%) Scrum
3 1,415 (17.06%) Problem-Solving
4 1,406 (16.96%) Software Engineering
5 1,384 (16.69%) Test Automation
6 1,094 (13.19%) Project Management
7 1,072 (12.93%) TDD
8 1,033 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
9 954 (11.51%) MVC
10 931 (11.23%) OO
11 832 (10.03%) DevOps
12 807 (9.73%) Waterfall
13 633 (7.63%) Mentoring
14 621 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 577 (6.96%) BDD
16 552 (6.66%) Risk Management
17 550 (6.63%) Business Analysis
17 550 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
18 543 (6.55%) E-Commerce
19 481 (5.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,435 (29.37%) SQL
2 2,335 (28.16%) C#
3 2,274 (27.42%) Java
4 1,932 (23.30%) JavaScript
5 916 (11.05%) Python
6 683 (8.24%) C++
7 443 (5.34%) T-SQL
8 410 (4.94%) C
9 367 (4.43%) PHP
10 271 (3.27%) PowerShell
11 235 (2.83%) Perl
12 194 (2.34%) Java 8
13 185 (2.23%) Ruby
14 184 (2.22%) PL/SQL
15 163 (1.97%) VB.NET
16 149 (1.80%) Scala
17 148 (1.78%) Bash Shell
18 130 (1.57%) VB
19 126 (1.52%) Shell Script
20 109 (1.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,503 (18.13%) Degree
2 365 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 287 (3.46%) Security Cleared
4 261 (3.15%) ISEB
5 231 (2.79%) ISTQB
6 148 (1.78%) SC Cleared
7 117 (1.41%) Master's Degree
8 102 (1.23%) PMI Certification
9 92 (1.11%) CISSP
10 82 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 81 (0.98%) DV Cleared
12 76 (0.92%) PMP
13 75 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
14 56 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 48 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 42 (0.51%) PhD
17 38 (0.46%) CISM
18 29 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
19 25 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
20 24 (0.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 945 (11.40%) QA
2 89 (1.07%) GDPR
3 71 (0.86%) PMO
4 59 (0.71%) ISO 9001
5 55 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 48 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 27 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.29%) MiFID
9 23 (0.28%) GCP
10 22 (0.27%) SLA
11 20 (0.24%) COBIT
11 20 (0.24%) HIPAA
12 18 (0.22%) PSD2
13 13 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.12%) MISRA
14 10 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
15 9 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 9 (0.11%) WAI
16 8 (0.096%) ARP4754
17 7 (0.084%) DICOM
System Software
1 400 (4.82%) Docker
2 107 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (1.11%) Active Directory
4 82 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.41%) Firmware
6 33 (0.40%) VirtualBox
7 27 (0.33%) HDFS
8 20 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 17 (0.21%) Samba
9 17 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.096%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.084%) vSphere
13 6 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.048%) LXC
15 3 (0.036%) XenApp
16 2 (0.024%) XenDesktop
17 1 (0.012%) Forefront TMG
17 1 (0.012%) KVM
Systems Management
1 211 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
2 201 (2.42%) Ansible
3 186 (2.24%) Puppet
4 136 (1.64%) Kubernetes
5 97 (1.17%) Terraform
6 54 (0.65%) Nagios
7 48 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
8 44 (0.53%) Packer
9 38 (0.46%) HP ALM
10 35 (0.42%) Kibana
11 25 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
12 24 (0.29%) Automic
12 24 (0.29%) Graphite
13 23 (0.28%) logstash
13 23 (0.28%) Salt
14 17 (0.21%) Rancher
14 17 (0.21%) Sysdig
14 17 (0.21%) vRealize
15 13 (0.16%) Oozie
16 12 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,283 (15.47%) Microsoft
2 789 (9.52%) Oracle
3 254 (3.06%) SAP
4 181 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
5 169 (2.04%) Google
6 134 (1.62%) VMware
7 122 (1.47%) IBM
8 117 (1.41%) Xamarin
9 103 (1.24%) Sybase
10 94 (1.13%) Capita
11 86 (1.04%) Tableau
12 82 (0.99%) HP
13 76 (0.92%) Red Hat
14 70 (0.84%) ServiceNow
14 70 (0.84%) Twitter
15 67 (0.81%) TIBCO
16 66 (0.80%) WorldPay
17 61 (0.74%) Atlassian
18 57 (0.69%) Splunk
19 54 (0.65%) Informatica