Period
to 21 March 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 21 March 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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 50 50
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +4
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 7,129 8,590 8,524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 5.18% 5.21% 5.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.64% 5.68% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5,726 6,880 7,219
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 126,367 151,213 148,204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.76% 91.80% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 100,609 124,225 123,012
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 21 March 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 21 March 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 +9 3,000 £65,000 +5.69% 361
South East +6 1,397 £52,500 +10.53% 204
North of England -2 1,044 £45,000 - 203
Midlands +6 669 £47,500 +11.76% 141
North West -4 599 £45,000 - 108
South West +6 594 £45,000 +1.69% 98
West Midlands +15 471 £47,500 +18.75% 81
East of England -12 417 £50,000 - 97
Yorkshire -8 415 £45,000 - 70
East Midlands -4 201 £50,000 +11.11% 60
North East -43 30 £40,000 -20.00% 25
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 21 March 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 4,221 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
2 2,110 (29.60%) C#
3 1,968 (27.61%) .NET
4 1,952 (27.38%) SQL
5 1,716 (24.07%) JavaScript
6 1,700 (23.85%) Finance
7 1,671 (23.44%) Java
8 1,548 (21.71%) Scrum
9 1,285 (18.02%) Microsoft
10 1,243 (17.44%) SQL Server
11 1,228 (17.23%) Software Engineering
12 1,133 (15.89%) HTML
13 1,067 (14.97%) Degree
14 1,027 (14.41%) Test Automation
15 1,020 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
16 983 (13.79%) CSS
17 930 (13.05%) Project Management
18 908 (12.74%) DevOps
19 884 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
20 882 (12.37%) QA
21 817 (11.46%) AngularJS
22 765 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
23 760 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
24 755 (10.59%) ASP.NET
25 753 (10.56%) TDD
26 740 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
27 714 (10.02%) Python
28 705 (9.89%) Waterfall
29 684 (9.59%) JIRA
30 683 (9.58%) MVC

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
1 235 (3.30%) Confluence
2 221 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 168 (2.36%) IIS
4 128 (1.80%) Apache Spark
5 121 (1.70%) CMS
6 111 (1.56%) Apache
7 107 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
8 89 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 69 (0.97%) WebSphere
10 53 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
11 50 (0.70%) JBoss
12 41 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 33 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 31 (0.43%) nginx
15 29 (0.41%) Apache Solr
15 29 (0.41%) EPiServer
16 28 (0.39%) WordPress
17 24 (0.34%) Apache TomEE
18 22 (0.31%) Drupal
19 20 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 169 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 161 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 130 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 127 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
5 67 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.084%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.056%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.042%) InVision
10 2 (0.028%) EngageOne
10 2 (0.028%) HipChat
10 2 (0.028%) PrintSoft PReS
10 2 (0.028%) SPSS
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.014%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 174 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
3 21 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 20 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 17 (0.24%) Magento
7 14 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 10 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 10 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
9 9 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
9 9 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 8 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
11 7 (0.098%) SAP CO
11 7 (0.098%) SAP FI
11 7 (0.098%) SAP FI/CO
11 7 (0.098%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1,020 (14.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 740 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
3 200 (2.81%) SaaS
4 188 (2.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 107 (1.50%) GitHub
5 107 (1.50%) PaaS
6 94 (1.32%) Serverless
7 93 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 74 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
9 57 (0.80%) Amazon S3
10 51 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 47 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
12 44 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 44 (0.62%) IaaS
13 39 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
14 34 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
15 29 (0.41%) Office 365
16 28 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
17 27 (0.38%) npm
18 26 (0.36%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 91 (1.28%) Internet
2 74 (1.04%) HTTP
3 70 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 51 (0.72%) Broadband
5 32 (0.45%) Firewall
6 29 (0.41%) SSL
7 27 (0.38%) DNS
8 26 (0.36%) Wireless
9 25 (0.35%) Network Security
10 24 (0.34%) LAN
10 24 (0.34%) WAN
11 17 (0.24%) AMQP
12 16 (0.22%) FTP
13 15 (0.21%) Intranet
14 12 (0.17%) Modbus
14 12 (0.17%) MQTT
15 11 (0.15%) VPN
16 10 (0.14%) HTTPS
17 8 (0.11%) Profibus
17 8 (0.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,243 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 305 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
3 278 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 256 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 239 (3.35%) Big Data
6 238 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 198 (2.78%) MySQL
8 187 (2.62%) NoSQL
9 161 (2.26%) Oracle Database
10 146 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 139 (1.95%) Hadoop
12 128 (1.80%) MongoDB
13 96 (1.35%) Power BI
14 83 (1.16%) DB2
15 77 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
15 77 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
16 73 (1.02%) RDBMS
17 66 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
17 66 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
18 61 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 684 (9.59%) JIRA
2 647 (9.08%) Git (software)
3 525 (7.36%) Jenkins
4 477 (6.69%) Selenium
5 367 (5.15%) Visual Studio
6 353 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 245 (3.44%) Cucumber
7 245 (3.44%) Subversion
8 208 (2.92%) Maven
9 184 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
10 175 (2.45%) TeamCity
11 168 (2.36%) WebDriver
12 149 (2.09%) JUnit
13 134 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
14 125 (1.75%) SoapUI
15 98 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 94 (1.32%) JMeter
17 93 (1.30%) HP UFT
18 89 (1.25%) Gradle
19 87 (1.22%) Ant
General
1 1,700 (23.85%) Finance
2 416 (5.84%) Banking
3 374 (5.25%) Retail
4 254 (3.56%) Marketing
5 175 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 174 (2.44%) Advertising
7 116 (1.63%) Games
7 116 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 101 (1.42%) Front Office
9 88 (1.23%) Electronics
10 70 (0.98%) Law
11 64 (0.90%) Investment Banking
12 60 (0.84%) Back Office
13 55 (0.77%) Publishing
14 51 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 50 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 43 (0.60%) Military
17 36 (0.50%) Retail Banking
18 35 (0.49%) Legal
19 29 (0.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,509 (35.19%) Developer
2 1,073 (15.05%) Analyst
3 669 (9.38%) .NET Developer
4 609 (8.54%) Business Analyst
5 569 (7.98%) C# Developer
6 502 (7.04%) Software Engineer
7 500 (7.01%) Senior Developer
8 470 (6.59%) Software Developer
9 461 (6.47%) Project Manager
10 385 (5.40%) Architect
11 382 (5.36%) Java Developer
12 329 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
13 216 (3.03%) Test Analyst
14 184 (2.58%) Junior
15 181 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
16 175 (2.45%) SQL Developer
17 173 (2.43%) Senior Software Engineer
18 172 (2.41%) Consultant
19 171 (2.40%) Test Engineer
20 169 (2.37%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,968 (27.61%) .NET
2 1,133 (15.89%) HTML
3 983 (13.79%) CSS
4 817 (11.46%) AngularJS
5 755 (10.59%) ASP.NET
6 642 (9.01%) Web Services
7 504 (7.07%) XML
8 434 (6.09%) jQuery
9 427 (5.99%) React
10 405 (5.68%) REST
11 394 (5.53%) Spring
12 392 (5.50%) RESTful
13 386 (5.41%) Node.js
14 366 (5.13%) HTML5
15 349 (4.90%) JSON
16 315 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC
17 309 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web API
18 306 (4.29%) SOAP
19 295 (4.14%) .NET Framework
20 190 (2.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 765 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 401 (5.62%) User Experience
3 285 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
4 275 (3.86%) Fintech
5 248 (3.48%) Mobile App
6 239 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
7 200 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
8 198 (2.78%) Management Information System
9 168 (2.36%) Algorithms
10 109 (1.53%) Data Structures
11 91 (1.28%) NHS
12 79 (1.11%) Virtual Team
13 73 (1.02%) PMI
14 57 (0.80%) FMCG
15 55 (0.77%) Reinsurance
16 51 (0.72%) Client/Server
17 50 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
18 39 (0.55%) Public Cloud
19 37 (0.52%) Internet of Things
20 36 (0.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 595 (8.35%) Linux
2 585 (8.21%) Windows
3 321 (4.50%) Unix
4 153 (2.15%) Apple iOS
5 106 (1.49%) Windows Server
6 104 (1.46%) Android
7 58 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (0.62%) AIX
9 38 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 38 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (0.50%) CentOS
11 26 (0.36%) CoreOS
12 24 (0.34%) DC/OS
13 21 (0.29%) Windows 10
14 15 (0.21%) Windows 7
15 13 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
15 13 (0.18%) Solaris
15 13 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,221 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,548 (21.71%) Scrum
3 1,228 (17.23%) Software Engineering
4 1,027 (14.41%) Test Automation
5 930 (13.05%) Project Management
6 908 (12.74%) DevOps
7 884 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
8 760 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
9 753 (10.56%) TDD
10 705 (9.89%) Waterfall
11 683 (9.58%) MVC
12 625 (8.77%) Computer Science
13 614 (8.61%) Mentoring
14 607 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 520 (7.29%) OO
16 425 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
17 422 (5.92%) Analytics
18 418 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
19 415 (5.82%) Business Analysis
20 398 (5.58%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2,110 (29.60%) C#
2 1,952 (27.38%) SQL
3 1,716 (24.07%) JavaScript
4 1,671 (23.44%) Java
5 714 (10.02%) Python
6 482 (6.76%) C++
7 328 (4.60%) C
8 276 (3.87%) PHP
9 238 (3.34%) T-SQL
10 217 (3.04%) VB.NET
11 201 (2.82%) Java 8
12 197 (2.76%) PowerShell
13 161 (2.26%) VB
14 157 (2.20%) PL/SQL
15 155 (2.17%) Bash Shell
16 131 (1.84%) ES6
17 128 (1.80%) Ruby
18 126 (1.77%) Perl
19 121 (1.70%) Scala
19 121 (1.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,067 (14.97%) Degree
2 326 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 290 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 259 (3.63%) SC Cleared
5 250 (3.51%) ISEB
6 168 (2.36%) ISTQB
7 132 (1.85%) PMI Certification
8 118 (1.66%) PMP
9 84 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 79 (1.11%) CISSP
11 64 (0.90%) DV Cleared
12 60 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 58 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 58 (0.81%) PhD
14 40 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (0.49%) CISM
16 29 (0.41%) AWS Certification
17 27 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 25 (0.35%) CISA
19 22 (0.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 882 (12.37%) QA
2 126 (1.77%) GDPR
3 89 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 77 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 66 (0.93%) PMO
6 40 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 32 (0.45%) SLA
8 23 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 22 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 20 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 19 (0.27%) JSP 440
12 13 (0.18%) WAI
13 12 (0.17%) PA-DSS
14 11 (0.15%) SAS 70
15 9 (0.13%) Web Application Security Consortium
16 6 (0.084%) COBIT
17 5 (0.070%) HIPAA
18 4 (0.056%) ISO 22301
18 4 (0.056%) SNOMED CT
19 2 (0.028%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 444 (6.23%) Docker
2 80 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 75 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 25 (0.35%) VirtualBox
7 24 (0.34%) Firmware
8 19 (0.27%) XenApp
9 12 (0.17%) LXC
10 8 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.070%) HDFS
12 5 (0.070%) Varnish
13 4 (0.056%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.056%) vSphere
14 3 (0.042%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.028%) Apache Flume
15 2 (0.028%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.028%) Postfix
16 1 (0.014%) KVM
Systems Management
1 207 (2.90%) Puppet
2 197 (2.76%) Ansible
3 169 (2.37%) Kubernetes
4 167 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
5 130 (1.82%) Terraform
6 68 (0.95%) HP ALM
7 42 (0.59%) Nagios
8 41 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
9 37 (0.52%) Packer
10 34 (0.48%) Graphite
11 28 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
12 26 (0.36%) Automic
12 26 (0.36%) Grafana
13 22 (0.31%) Rancher
14 20 (0.28%) Prometheus
15 15 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
16 14 (0.20%) Control-M
17 8 (0.11%) Mesos
18 7 (0.098%) Microsoft Intune
19 5 (0.070%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1,285 (18.02%) Microsoft
2 669 (9.38%) Oracle
3 202 (2.83%) Google
4 176 (2.47%) SAP
5 156 (2.19%) IBM
6 130 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
7 102 (1.43%) Tableau
8 97 (1.36%) HP
9 90 (1.26%) Splunk
10 78 (1.09%) VMware
11 55 (0.77%) Informatica
12 50 (0.70%) Xamarin
13 48 (0.67%) Atlassian
14 44 (0.62%) AppDynamics
14 44 (0.62%) Sitecore
15 39 (0.55%) Citrix
15 39 (0.55%) New Relic
16 37 (0.52%) WorldPay
17 36 (0.50%) Red Hat
18 29 (0.41%) Databricks