Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 49 37
Rank change year-on-year -9 -12 +16
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 5,982 7,801 10,283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.72% 5.09% 6.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.12% 5.54% 6.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4,677 6,083 6,883
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,460
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £53,371 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.66% +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 116,826 140,723 151,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.14% 91.83% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 92,785 112,928 120,577
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,375 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 -4 2,385 £65,000 - 269
South East -6 1,309 £52,250 +3.47% 215
North of England -8 888 £45,000 - 181
Midlands +12 570 £45,000 - 121
North West -5 518 £45,000 - 89
South West -7 486 £45,000 - 92
Yorkshire -19 326 £47,500 +5.56% 80
East of England -5 322 £55,000 +4.76% 85
West Midlands +11 312 £45,000 - 71
East Midlands +9 252 £45,000 +5.88% 49
North East -8 44 £41,852 +4.63% 12
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 3,438 (57.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1,695 (28.34%) C#
3 1,668 (27.88%) SQL
4 1,467 (24.52%) JavaScript
5 1,379 (23.05%) .NET
6 1,362 (22.77%) Java
7 1,199 (20.04%) Finance
8 1,167 (19.51%) Scrum
9 1,106 (18.49%) Test Automation
10 1,096 (18.32%) Software Engineering
11 1,029 (17.20%) DevOps
12 959 (16.03%) Microsoft
13 956 (15.98%) Azure
14 939 (15.70%) SQL Server
15 924 (15.45%) Degree
16 909 (15.20%) HTML
17 820 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
18 818 (13.67%) AWS
19 814 (13.61%) QA
20 770 (12.87%) CSS
21 692 (11.57%) Python
22 679 (11.35%) AngularJS
23 634 (10.60%) Linux
24 620 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
25 618 (10.33%) JIRA
26 613 (10.25%) Project Management
27 595 (9.95%) Computer Science
27 595 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
28 594 (9.93%) Oracle
29 583 (9.75%) TDD

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
1 275 (4.60%) Confluence
2 116 (1.94%) IIS
3 97 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 87 (1.45%) Apache Spark
5 66 (1.10%) CMS
5 66 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 60 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 55 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
8 48 (0.80%) Apache
9 45 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 35 (0.59%) WebSphere
11 32 (0.53%) JBoss
12 30 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
13 20 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
14 17 (0.28%) Drupal
14 17 (0.28%) SAS
14 17 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
15 16 (0.27%) Apache Solr
16 15 (0.25%) WordPress
17 12 (0.20%) EPiServer
Applications
1 150 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 52 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 29 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.067%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.067%) FileZilla
8 4 (0.067%) SPSS
9 3 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.050%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.050%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.033%) Abaqus
10 2 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.033%) Maya
10 2 (0.033%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.017%) HipChat
11 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.017%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 55 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 28 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
6 20 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
7 19 (0.32%) Magento
8 16 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
9 14 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
10 13 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
11 10 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
12 8 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
13 7 (0.12%) NetSuite
14 6 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
15 5 (0.084%) Adobe Campaign
15 5 (0.084%) Maximo
16 4 (0.067%) Cognos TM1
16 4 (0.067%) Salesforce.com CRM
17 3 (0.050%) SAP CO
17 3 (0.050%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 956 (15.98%) Azure
2 818 (13.67%) AWS
3 189 (3.16%) SaaS
4 169 (2.83%) GCP
5 135 (2.26%) PaaS
6 126 (2.11%) Serverless
7 121 (2.02%) Power Platform
8 95 (1.59%) GitHub
9 81 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
10 69 (1.15%) IaaS
11 65 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
12 61 (1.02%) Office 365
13 49 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
14 46 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
14 46 (0.77%) Amazon S3
15 40 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
16 33 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
17 32 (0.53%) Amazon EKS
18 29 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 28 (0.47%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 76 (1.27%) Internet
2 67 (1.12%) Broadband
3 54 (0.90%) HTTP
4 51 (0.85%) Network Security
5 39 (0.65%) Firewall
6 28 (0.47%) RS-232
7 27 (0.45%) TCP/IP
8 25 (0.42%) RS-485
9 14 (0.23%) DNS
9 14 (0.23%) Intranet
9 14 (0.23%) SSL
10 12 (0.20%) HTTPS
10 12 (0.20%) Skype
10 12 (0.20%) X.509
11 11 (0.18%) Bluetooth
12 10 (0.17%) LAN
13 9 (0.15%) SSH
13 9 (0.15%) WAN
14 8 (0.13%) ZigBee
14 8 (0.13%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 939 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 240 (4.01%) Big Data
3 225 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
4 219 (3.66%) MySQL
5 218 (3.64%) Relational Database
6 184 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 174 (2.91%) NoSQL
8 157 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 156 (2.61%) Oracle Database
10 121 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
11 112 (1.87%) Power BI
12 103 (1.72%) MongoDB
13 94 (1.57%) Hadoop
14 88 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 78 (1.30%) RDBMS
16 64 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
16 64 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
17 63 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
18 60 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
19 55 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 618 (10.33%) JIRA
2 574 (9.60%) Git (software)
3 391 (6.54%) Selenium
4 387 (6.47%) Jenkins
5 268 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 186 (3.11%) Cucumber
7 170 (2.84%) Visual Studio
8 129 (2.16%) Subversion
9 111 (1.86%) SpecFlow
10 108 (1.81%) Maven
10 108 (1.81%) TeamCity
11 97 (1.62%) WebDriver
12 95 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
13 85 (1.42%) SoapUI
14 82 (1.37%) Eclipse
15 71 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 69 (1.15%) HP UFT
17 56 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
18 54 (0.90%) Appium
19 53 (0.89%) JUnit
General
1 1,199 (20.04%) Finance
2 408 (6.82%) Banking
3 222 (3.71%) Retail
4 218 (3.64%) Marketing
5 196 (3.28%) Public Sector
6 122 (2.04%) Front Office
7 84 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 82 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 79 (1.32%) Games
10 75 (1.25%) Aerospace
11 72 (1.20%) Legal
12 66 (1.10%) Electronics
13 64 (1.07%) Advertising
14 62 (1.04%) Military
15 52 (0.87%) Law
16 51 (0.85%) Back Office
17 42 (0.70%) Automotive
18 39 (0.65%) Investment Banking
18 39 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
19 25 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,174 (36.34%) Developer
2 814 (13.61%) Analyst
3 539 (9.01%) .NET Developer
4 480 (8.02%) Software Engineer
5 457 (7.64%) Senior Developer
6 433 (7.24%) Business Analyst
7 425 (7.10%) C# Developer
8 384 (6.42%) Software Developer
9 320 (5.35%) Java Developer
10 300 (5.02%) Architect
11 273 (4.56%) C# .NET Developer
12 264 (4.41%) Project Manager
13 212 (3.54%) Consultant
14 208 (3.48%) Test Engineer
15 179 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
16 155 (2.59%) Junior
17 149 (2.49%) Tester
18 148 (2.47%) Test Analyst
19 146 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
20 139 (2.32%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,379 (23.05%) .NET
2 909 (15.20%) HTML
3 770 (12.87%) CSS
4 679 (11.35%) AngularJS
5 554 (9.26%) ASP.NET
6 486 (8.12%) Web Services
7 390 (6.52%) React
8 380 (6.35%) Node.js
9 366 (6.12%) jQuery
10 321 (5.37%) REST
11 300 (5.02%) RESTful
12 294 (4.91%) XML
13 286 (4.78%) Spring
14 271 (4.53%) HTML5
15 260 (4.35%) .NET Framework
16 235 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
17 216 (3.61%) .NET Core
18 204 (3.41%) JSON
19 198 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
20 184 (3.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 595 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
2 318 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
3 316 (5.28%) User Experience
4 268 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
5 207 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 182 (3.04%) Mobile App
7 126 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 119 (1.99%) Algorithms
9 86 (1.44%) Hedge funds
10 82 (1.37%) Public Cloud
11 74 (1.24%) Virtual Team
12 64 (1.07%) Data Structures
13 62 (1.04%) iSeries
14 52 (0.87%) Reinsurance
15 48 (0.80%) Fixed Income
16 42 (0.70%) Cloud Native
16 42 (0.70%) Social Network
17 41 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
17 41 (0.69%) Robotics
18 39 (0.65%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 634 (10.60%) Linux
2 479 (8.01%) Windows
3 246 (4.11%) Unix
4 150 (2.51%) Android
5 142 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 72 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 41 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (0.59%) CentOS
9 34 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 22 (0.37%) Windows 7
11 21 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 20 (0.33%) CoreOS
12 20 (0.33%) SUSE
12 20 (0.33%) Windows 10
13 16 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.22%) Solaris
15 9 (0.15%) Fedora
15 9 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,438 (57.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1,167 (19.51%) Scrum
3 1,106 (18.49%) Test Automation
4 1,096 (18.32%) Software Engineering
5 1,029 (17.20%) DevOps
6 820 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
7 620 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
8 613 (10.25%) Project Management
9 595 (9.95%) Computer Science
10 583 (9.75%) TDD
11 570 (9.53%) MVC
12 441 (7.37%) Waterfall
13 437 (7.31%) OO
14 404 (6.75%) Mentoring
15 399 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 384 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
17 380 (6.35%) BDD
18 359 (6.00%) Microservices
19 352 (5.88%) ITIL
20 336 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,695 (28.34%) C#
2 1,668 (27.88%) SQL
3 1,467 (24.52%) JavaScript
4 1,362 (22.77%) Java
5 692 (11.57%) Python
6 382 (6.39%) C++
7 321 (5.37%) C
8 233 (3.90%) T-SQL
9 206 (3.44%) PowerShell
10 182 (3.04%) PL/SQL
11 180 (3.01%) PHP
12 156 (2.61%) TypeScript
13 155 (2.59%) Bash Shell
14 148 (2.47%) Java 8
15 130 (2.17%) Ruby
16 126 (2.11%) VB.NET
17 98 (1.64%) VB
18 78 (1.30%) Go
19 76 (1.27%) ES6
20 72 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 924 (15.45%) Degree
2 258 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 187 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 179 (2.99%) ISTQB
5 143 (2.39%) ISEB
6 128 (2.14%) SC Cleared
7 109 (1.82%) CISSP
8 74 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 65 (1.09%) CISM
10 56 (0.94%) PMI Certification
11 40 (0.67%) Master's Degree
12 38 (0.64%) PMP
13 36 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
14 29 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (0.42%) CISA
15 25 (0.42%) PhD
16 24 (0.40%) DV Cleared
16 24 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
17 23 (0.38%) SANS
18 22 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 814 (13.61%) QA
2 99 (1.65%) GDPR
3 86 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 67 (1.12%) SLA
5 66 (1.10%) NIST
6 51 (0.85%) Data Quality
7 45 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 38 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 35 (0.59%) PMO
10 21 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (0.27%) COBIT
12 14 (0.23%) Solvency II
13 12 (0.20%) JSP 440
14 7 (0.12%) GAMP
14 7 (0.12%) GxP
15 6 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
15 6 (0.10%) DO-178B
15 6 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 4 (0.067%) DO-254
System Software
1 435 (7.27%) Docker
2 49 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 33 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (0.38%) Firmware
6 11 (0.18%) VirtualBox
7 10 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.17%) NFS
7 10 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.15%) Samba
8 9 (0.15%) Xen
9 8 (0.13%) LXC
10 7 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (0.12%) XenApp
11 5 (0.084%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.067%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.067%) HDFS
13 3 (0.050%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.050%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.050%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 276 (4.61%) Kubernetes
2 249 (4.16%) Ansible
3 175 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
4 165 (2.76%) Terraform
5 162 (2.71%) Puppet
6 34 (0.57%) Nagios
6 34 (0.57%) Prometheus
7 33 (0.55%) HP ALM
8 29 (0.48%) Rancher
9 28 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
10 27 (0.45%) Istio
11 24 (0.40%) CA Service Virtualization
11 24 (0.40%) Graphite
12 21 (0.35%) Kibana
13 20 (0.33%) Automic
14 17 (0.28%) Grafana
15 15 (0.25%) Foglight
15 15 (0.25%) LiteSpeed
16 14 (0.23%) SCOM
17 12 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 959 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 594 (9.93%) Oracle
3 184 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
4 110 (1.84%) Google
5 109 (1.82%) Tableau
6 108 (1.81%) IBM
7 95 (1.59%) AppDynamics
8 83 (1.39%) SAP
9 79 (1.32%) Splunk
10 76 (1.27%) Informatica
11 55 (0.92%) Atlassian
11 55 (0.92%) Xamarin
12 53 (0.89%) WorldPay
13 51 (0.85%) HP
14 42 (0.70%) MuleSoft
15 39 (0.65%) VMware
16 38 (0.64%) Red Hat
17 31 (0.52%) Apple
17 31 (0.52%) CyberArk
18 30 (0.50%) Cloudera