Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 58 76 59
Rank change year-on-year +18 -17 -7
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 5,546 1,832 5,968
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.97% 4.02% 4.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.27% 4.32% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3,516 1,505 4,717
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £87,350
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £53,371
% change year-on-year +4.35% +7.74% +1.66%

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 105,160 42,437 117,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 94.29% 93.14% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 70,521 35,739 94,792
10th Percentile £33,000 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 28 October 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 28 October 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 +15 2,709 £75,000 - 387
South East +37 890 £50,000 -4.76% 142
North of England -13 660 £47,500 -5.00% 151
Midlands +4 512 £50,000 -0.99% 102
West Midlands +11 411 £50,000 -1.96% 68
North West -13 361 £47,500 -5.00% 102
South West +14 333 £47,500 +11.76% 49
East of England +27 308 £55,000 -8.33% 58
Yorkshire -2 263 £47,500 - 36
East Midlands -28 98 £48,500 +2.11% 34
North East -28 40 £52,500 +25.75% 13
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 3,447 (62.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,705 (30.74%) Social Skills
3 1,579 (28.47%) JavaScript
4 1,548 (27.91%) Finance
5 1,460 (26.33%) Azure
6 1,438 (25.93%) C#
7 1,397 (25.19%) SQL
8 1,378 (24.85%) DevOps
9 1,305 (23.53%) Software Engineering
10 1,285 (23.17%) .NET
11 1,258 (22.68%) AWS
12 1,231 (22.20%) Java
13 1,129 (20.36%) Scrum
14 946 (17.06%) Problem-Solving
15 867 (15.63%) Test Automation
16 861 (15.52%) Python
17 822 (14.82%) Microsoft
18 816 (14.71%) TDD
19 784 (14.14%) Docker
20 782 (14.10%) React
21 745 (13.43%) Git (software)
22 736 (13.27%) Degree
23 690 (12.44%) SQL Server
24 665 (11.99%) Mentoring
25 646 (11.65%) Project Management
26 643 (11.59%) Microservices
27 636 (11.47%) JIRA
28 634 (11.43%) CSS
29 617 (11.13%) HTML
30 608 (10.96%) QA

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
1 242 (4.36%) Confluence
2 83 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
3 79 (1.42%) CMS
4 78 (1.41%) Apache
5 67 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 61 (1.10%) Apache Spark
7 42 (0.76%) IIS
8 32 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
9 28 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 20 (0.36%) WordPress
11 18 (0.32%) JBoss
12 17 (0.31%) Umbraco
13 14 (0.25%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.22%) SAS
15 11 (0.20%) Apache Pulsar
15 11 (0.20%) ArcGIS
15 11 (0.20%) nginx
16 10 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 9 (0.16%) OpenStack
18 8 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 129 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 118 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 46 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.23%) Sketch
7 7 (0.13%) InVision
8 5 (0.090%) Simulink
9 4 (0.072%) Siemens NX
10 3 (0.054%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.054%) EngageOne
11 2 (0.036%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.036%) Zeplin
12 1 (0.018%) Figma
12 1 (0.018%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.018%) MadCap Flare
12 1 (0.018%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.018%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.34%) Magento
3 18 (0.32%) MetaTrader
4 17 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
5 16 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
5 16 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 15 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
7 14 (0.25%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 14 (0.25%) R3 Corda
8 12 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 12 (0.22%) Shopify
9 9 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
9 9 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
10 6 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 6 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.11%) Elite 3E
10 6 (0.11%) ION MarketView
10 6 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,460 (26.33%) Azure
2 1,258 (22.68%) AWS
3 421 (7.59%) GCP
4 415 (7.48%) Serverless
5 313 (5.64%) GitHub
6 291 (5.25%) SaaS
7 181 (3.26%) Power Platform
8 154 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
9 128 (2.31%) Amazon EKS
10 113 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
10 113 (2.04%) PaaS
11 102 (1.84%) OpenShift
12 83 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
13 76 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
14 65 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
15 62 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
16 56 (1.01%) IaaS
16 56 (1.01%) npm
17 55 (0.99%) Azure Service Bus
18 54 (0.97%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 144 (2.60%) HTTP
2 77 (1.39%) Firewall
3 62 (1.12%) Broadband
4 51 (0.92%) VPN
5 45 (0.81%) Internet
6 40 (0.72%) DNS
6 40 (0.72%) Network Security
7 35 (0.63%) Cisco IPT
8 32 (0.58%) IPv4
9 29 (0.52%) VLAN
10 28 (0.50%) OSPF
11 21 (0.38%) SSL
12 20 (0.36%) MQTT
13 18 (0.32%) 5G
14 17 (0.31%) FTP
15 16 (0.29%) TCP/IP
16 14 (0.25%) 4G
16 14 (0.25%) Profibus
16 14 (0.25%) Software-Defined Radio
17 12 (0.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 690 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 333 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 296 (5.34%) NoSQL
4 215 (3.88%) MySQL
5 189 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
5 189 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
6 181 (3.26%) Big Data
7 160 (2.88%) Power BI
8 127 (2.29%) Data Lake
9 118 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 104 (1.88%) MongoDB
11 87 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 85 (1.53%) Redis
13 82 (1.48%) RDBMS
14 79 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 65 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
16 58 (1.05%) Tableau
17 52 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
17 52 (0.94%) Oracle Database
18 50 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 745 (13.43%) Git (software)
2 636 (11.47%) JIRA
3 405 (7.30%) Jenkins
4 239 (4.31%) Selenium
5 167 (3.01%) Visual Studio
6 154 (2.78%) TeamCity
7 126 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 124 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 117 (2.11%) GitLab
10 98 (1.77%) Maven
11 95 (1.71%) NUnit
12 90 (1.62%) Bitbucket
13 84 (1.51%) Cucumber
14 77 (1.39%) Cypress.io
15 76 (1.37%) webpack
16 73 (1.32%) Postman
17 65 (1.17%) git-flow
18 60 (1.08%) JMeter
19 48 (0.87%) SpecFlow
19 48 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 1,705 (30.74%) Social Skills
2 1,548 (27.91%) Finance
3 599 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
4 306 (5.52%) Banking
5 215 (3.88%) Retail
6 172 (3.10%) Marketing
7 134 (2.42%) Presentation Skills
8 125 (2.25%) Law
9 116 (2.09%) Games
10 109 (1.97%) Legal
11 105 (1.89%) Public Sector
12 101 (1.82%) Front Office
13 100 (1.80%) Organisational Skills
14 98 (1.77%) Investment Banking
15 93 (1.68%) Influencing Skills
16 92 (1.66%) Telecoms
17 91 (1.64%) Advertising
18 83 (1.50%) Manufacturing
19 76 (1.37%) Electronics
20 74 (1.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,755 (31.64%) Developer
2 701 (12.64%) Software Engineer
3 583 (10.51%) Analyst
4 452 (8.15%) Senior Developer
5 342 (6.17%) Business Analyst
6 336 (6.06%) Architect
7 299 (5.39%) Project Manager
8 285 (5.14%) Software Developer
9 283 (5.10%) .NET Developer
10 238 (4.29%) Java Developer
11 234 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
12 229 (4.13%) C# Developer
13 206 (3.71%) Full Stack Developer
14 203 (3.66%) Senior Software Engineer
15 145 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
16 132 (2.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 129 (2.33%) Senior DevOps
18 127 (2.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 116 (2.09%) C# .NET Developer
19 116 (2.09%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,285 (23.17%) .NET
2 782 (14.10%) React
3 634 (11.43%) CSS
4 617 (11.13%) HTML
5 604 (10.89%) Node.js
6 553 (9.97%) AngularJS
7 475 (8.56%) REST
8 459 (8.28%) .NET Core
9 432 (7.79%) Web Services
10 389 (7.01%) RESTful
11 352 (6.35%) .NET Framework
12 350 (6.31%) ASP.NET
13 305 (5.50%) Spring
14 269 (4.85%) jQuery
15 220 (3.97%) XML
16 197 (3.55%) HTML5
17 186 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
18 165 (2.98%) Kafka
19 164 (2.96%) JSON
20 159 (2.87%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 413 (7.45%) User Experience
2 269 (4.85%) Mobile App
3 212 (3.82%) Cloud Native
4 201 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
5 183 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
6 165 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 161 (2.90%) Algorithms
8 155 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
9 136 (2.45%) Virtual Team
10 124 (2.24%) Data Structures
11 119 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 88 (1.59%) Equities
13 73 (1.32%) Hedge funds
14 66 (1.19%) Public Cloud
15 65 (1.17%) Fixed Income
16 53 (0.96%) Derivative
17 49 (0.88%) Life Science
18 45 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
19 43 (0.78%) Reinsurance
20 41 (0.74%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 511 (9.21%) Linux
2 339 (6.11%) Windows
3 180 (3.25%) Unix
4 172 (3.10%) Android
5 160 (2.88%) Apple iOS
6 28 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 23 (0.41%) zOS
8 19 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 16 (0.29%) CentOS
10 14 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (0.16%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.11%) VMS
13 6 (0.11%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.090%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.090%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.036%) AIX
15 2 (0.036%) Debian
15 2 (0.036%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.036%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,447 (62.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,378 (24.85%) DevOps
3 1,305 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 1,129 (20.36%) Scrum
5 946 (17.06%) Problem-Solving
6 867 (15.63%) Test Automation
7 816 (14.71%) TDD
8 665 (11.99%) Mentoring
9 646 (11.65%) Project Management
10 643 (11.59%) Microservices
11 576 (10.39%) Full Stack Development
12 551 (9.94%) Computer Science
13 539 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
14 517 (9.32%) Continuous Improvement
15 469 (8.46%) Analytics
16 441 (7.95%) Software Testing
17 360 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 360 (6.49%) Waterfall
18 349 (6.29%) User Stories
19 347 (6.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1,579 (28.47%) JavaScript
2 1,438 (25.93%) C#
3 1,397 (25.19%) SQL
4 1,231 (22.20%) Java
5 861 (15.52%) Python
6 483 (8.71%) TypeScript
7 269 (4.85%) C++
8 206 (3.71%) C
9 203 (3.66%) PowerShell
10 195 (3.52%) PHP
11 157 (2.83%) Bash Shell
12 147 (2.65%) Scala
13 144 (2.60%) Kotlin
14 133 (2.40%) T-SQL
15 120 (2.16%) R
16 110 (1.98%) Go
17 94 (1.69%) Ruby
18 91 (1.64%) VB.NET
19 87 (1.57%) Apple Swift
20 77 (1.39%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 736 (13.27%) Degree
2 249 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 227 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 215 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 89 (1.60%) CISSP
6 82 (1.48%) Master's Degree
7 80 (1.44%) ISTQB
8 66 (1.19%) ISEB
9 49 (0.88%) AWS Certification
10 46 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 36 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
13 30 (0.54%) PMI Certification
14 24 (0.43%) DV Cleared
14 24 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 23 (0.41%) CEH
15 23 (0.41%) CISM
15 23 (0.41%) CRISC
16 22 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 608 (10.96%) QA
2 88 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 68 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (1.10%) GDPR
5 47 (0.85%) Accessibility
6 33 (0.60%) PMO
7 31 (0.56%) SLA
8 29 (0.52%) NIST
9 25 (0.45%) Good Clinical Practice
9 25 (0.45%) PCI DSS
10 15 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 15 (0.27%) HIPAA
11 13 (0.23%) IEC 62304
11 13 (0.23%) ISO 13485
11 13 (0.23%) NCSC
12 10 (0.18%) GRC
12 10 (0.18%) GxP
13 9 (0.16%) COBIT
13 9 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
14 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 784 (14.14%) Docker
2 55 (0.99%) Firmware
3 38 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (0.65%) Active Directory
5 27 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.090%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.072%) LXC
8 4 (0.072%) vCloud
9 3 (0.054%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.036%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.036%) HDFS
10 2 (0.036%) iptables
10 2 (0.036%) NFS
10 2 (0.036%) Samba
11 1 (0.018%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.018%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.018%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 578 (10.42%) Kubernetes
2 329 (5.93%) Terraform
3 213 (3.84%) Ansible
4 61 (1.10%) Grafana
5 57 (1.03%) Prometheus
6 56 (1.01%) Puppet
7 42 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
9 27 (0.49%) Kibana
9 27 (0.49%) logstash
10 21 (0.38%) Opsgenie
11 19 (0.34%) HAProxy
11 19 (0.34%) ZABBIX
12 18 (0.32%) Pingdom
13 15 (0.27%) MIIS
14 12 (0.22%) HP Fortify
14 12 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (0.18%) Consul
15 10 (0.18%) Nagios
16 8 (0.14%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 822 (14.82%) Microsoft
2 285 (5.14%) Oracle
3 250 (4.51%) Google
4 224 (4.04%) Salesforce.com
5 88 (1.59%) Databricks
6 83 (1.50%) Samsung
7 72 (1.30%) SAP
8 65 (1.17%) ServiceNow
9 59 (1.06%) IBM
10 58 (1.05%) OutSystems
11 48 (0.87%) Atlassian
12 43 (0.78%) VMware
13 40 (0.72%) LexisNexis
14 39 (0.70%) EMC
15 35 (0.63%) Informatica
16 32 (0.58%) New Relic
17 28 (0.50%) Adobe
18 27 (0.49%) Bloomberg
18 27 (0.49%) Xamarin
19 24 (0.43%) Talend