Period
to 17 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 53 44
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9 +3
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 5,453 7,001 9,156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.68% 4.98% 5.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.08% 5.41% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4,242 5,603 6,620
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £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 107,316 129,524 149,572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.01% 92.15% 92.22%
Number of salaries quoted 85,579 103,255 121,220
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.95%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 2,204 £65,000 - 237
South East -14 1,146 £50,000 -0.33% 174
North of England -2 842 £46,500 +3.33% 175
Midlands +7 555 £45,000 -5.26% 98
North West -6 443 £46,000 +2.22% 109
South West -17 392 £42,500 -5.56% 88
Yorkshire +1 344 £48,500 +7.78% 54
West Midlands +3 335 £47,500 - 57
East of England -7 291 £55,000 +10.00% 61
East Midlands +10 212 £45,000 -10.00% 41
North East +17 55 £46,500 +12.05% 12
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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 2,998 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,573 (28.85%) SQL
3 1,486 (27.25%) C#
4 1,292 (23.69%) JavaScript
5 1,255 (23.01%) .NET
6 1,129 (20.70%) Finance
7 1,085 (19.90%) Java
8 1,037 (19.02%) Scrum
9 948 (17.38%) Software Engineering
10 947 (17.37%) DevOps
11 904 (16.58%) Azure
12 894 (16.39%) Test Automation
13 877 (16.08%) SQL Server
14 843 (15.46%) Microsoft
15 793 (14.54%) HTML
16 779 (14.29%) Degree
17 770 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
18 747 (13.70%) CSS
19 686 (12.58%) QA
20 680 (12.47%) AWS
21 652 (11.96%) Project Management
22 619 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
23 615 (11.28%) Python
24 577 (10.58%) JIRA
25 564 (10.34%) Linux
26 556 (10.20%) TDD
27 547 (10.03%) AngularJS
28 534 (9.79%) MVC
29 526 (9.65%) ASP.NET
30 512 (9.39%) 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
1 295 (5.41%) Confluence
2 127 (2.33%) IIS
3 81 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 80 (1.47%) CMS
5 68 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 44 (0.81%) Apache
7 43 (0.79%) Apache Spark
7 43 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 40 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
9 33 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
10 31 (0.57%) JBoss
11 30 (0.55%) EPiServer
12 25 (0.46%) SAS
13 21 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 21 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
13 21 (0.39%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 17 (0.31%) WordPress
16 15 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
16 15 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 128 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 122 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 82 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 66 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.11%) Adobe XD
8 6 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.055%) InVision
9 3 (0.055%) Sketch
10 2 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.037%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.018%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.018%) Figma
11 1 (0.018%) HipChat
11 1 (0.018%) Houdini
11 1 (0.018%) Maya
11 1 (0.018%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 49 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.72%) Magento
3 30 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
6 17 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
7 15 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 15 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
8 13 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
9 11 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
10 10 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
11 9 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
12 8 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
13 6 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
14 5 (0.092%) Oracle iProcurement
14 5 (0.092%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 5 (0.092%) SAP CO
14 5 (0.092%) SAP FI
14 5 (0.092%) SAP FI/CO
15 4 (0.073%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 904 (16.58%) Azure
2 680 (12.47%) AWS
3 197 (3.61%) SaaS
4 144 (2.64%) PaaS
5 141 (2.59%) GCP
6 101 (1.85%) Serverless
7 87 (1.60%) Power Platform
8 72 (1.32%) GitHub
9 67 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
10 66 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
11 57 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
12 56 (1.03%) IaaS
13 44 (0.81%) Office 365
14 41 (0.75%) Amazon EKS
15 40 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
16 39 (0.72%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 38 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
18 34 (0.62%) Amazon S3
19 27 (0.50%) npm
20 22 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 81 (1.49%) Firewall
1 81 (1.49%) Internet
2 69 (1.27%) HTTP
3 47 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 32 (0.59%) Network Security
5 26 (0.48%) DNS
5 26 (0.48%) SSL
6 22 (0.40%) X.509
7 21 (0.39%) Intranet
8 16 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 15 (0.28%) RS-232
9 15 (0.28%) SMTP
10 14 (0.26%) HTTPS
11 13 (0.24%) RS-485
12 11 (0.20%) AMQP
13 10 (0.18%) Wireshark
14 8 (0.15%) SSH
14 8 (0.15%) Tactical Data Link
15 7 (0.13%) IPsec
16 6 (0.11%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 877 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 224 (4.11%) MySQL
3 218 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 192 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
5 169 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 154 (2.82%) Big Data
7 149 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 131 (2.40%) NoSQL
8 131 (2.40%) Oracle Database
9 112 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
10 100 (1.83%) MongoDB
11 90 (1.65%) RDBMS
12 78 (1.43%) Power BI
13 74 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 74 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
14 73 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 62 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
16 53 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
16 53 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
17 51 (0.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 577 (10.58%) JIRA
2 494 (9.06%) Git (software)
3 354 (6.49%) Selenium
4 345 (6.33%) Jenkins
5 230 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 181 (3.32%) Visual Studio
7 133 (2.44%) Cucumber
8 122 (2.24%) Maven
9 116 (2.13%) Subversion
10 98 (1.80%) SpecFlow
11 96 (1.76%) Postman
11 96 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
12 93 (1.71%) SoapUI
13 91 (1.67%) Eclipse
14 70 (1.28%) TeamCity
14 70 (1.28%) WebDriver
15 62 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 62 (1.14%) HP UFT
16 56 (1.03%) JUnit
16 56 (1.03%) SonarQube
General
1 1,129 (20.70%) Finance
2 371 (6.80%) Banking
3 269 (4.93%) Retail
4 224 (4.11%) Marketing
5 110 (2.02%) Public Sector
6 86 (1.58%) Legal
7 82 (1.50%) Aerospace
8 77 (1.41%) Military
9 76 (1.39%) Advertising
9 76 (1.39%) Front Office
10 73 (1.34%) Games
11 71 (1.30%) Manufacturing
12 58 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 57 (1.05%) Telecoms
14 51 (0.94%) Automotive
15 46 (0.84%) Electronics
16 44 (0.81%) Investment Banking
17 31 (0.57%) Billing
18 30 (0.55%) Back Office
18 30 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 1,777 (32.59%) Developer
2 813 (14.91%) Analyst
3 468 (8.58%) .NET Developer
4 425 (7.79%) Business Analyst
5 423 (7.76%) Software Engineer
6 403 (7.39%) Senior Developer
7 339 (6.22%) C# Developer
8 334 (6.13%) Software Developer
9 318 (5.83%) Architect
10 288 (5.28%) Project Manager
11 249 (4.57%) Java Developer
12 213 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
13 199 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
14 166 (3.04%) Consultant
15 137 (2.51%) Tester
16 129 (2.37%) Test Engineer
17 128 (2.35%) Full Stack Developer
18 123 (2.26%) Senior .NET Developer
19 122 (2.24%) Test Analyst
20 112 (2.05%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,255 (23.01%) .NET
2 793 (14.54%) HTML
3 747 (13.70%) CSS
4 547 (10.03%) AngularJS
5 526 (9.65%) ASP.NET
6 488 (8.95%) Web Services
7 376 (6.90%) React
8 345 (6.33%) jQuery
8 345 (6.33%) Node.js
9 327 (6.00%) REST
10 284 (5.21%) .NET Framework
11 283 (5.19%) XML
12 252 (4.62%) .NET Core
13 250 (4.58%) RESTful
14 248 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
15 239 (4.38%) Spring
16 199 (3.65%) HTML5
16 199 (3.65%) JSON
17 188 (3.45%) SOAP
18 185 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 619 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
2 312 (5.72%) Greenfield Project
3 235 (4.31%) User Experience
4 233 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
5 188 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 175 (3.21%) Mobile App
7 140 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
8 128 (2.35%) Algorithms
9 95 (1.74%) Public Cloud
10 82 (1.50%) Virtual Team
11 61 (1.12%) Hedge funds
12 57 (1.05%) Client/Server
13 56 (1.03%) Cloud Native
14 52 (0.95%) Data Structures
14 52 (0.95%) Reinsurance
15 48 (0.88%) Fixed Income
16 47 (0.86%) Social Network
17 46 (0.84%) iSeries
18 40 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
19 36 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 564 (10.34%) Linux
2 443 (8.12%) Windows
3 210 (3.85%) Unix
4 127 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 123 (2.26%) Android
6 66 (1.21%) Windows Server
7 24 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.42%) CentOS
9 20 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 19 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 18 (0.33%) Kali Linux
12 17 (0.31%) Windows 10
13 15 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 15 (0.28%) Solaris
14 14 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.24%) Fedora
16 12 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (0.18%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.13%) AIX
18 7 (0.13%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,998 (54.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,037 (19.02%) Scrum
3 948 (17.38%) Software Engineering
4 947 (17.37%) DevOps
5 894 (16.39%) Test Automation
6 770 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
7 652 (11.96%) Project Management
8 556 (10.20%) TDD
9 534 (9.79%) MVC
10 512 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
11 499 (9.15%) Computer Science
12 431 (7.90%) OO
13 416 (7.63%) Mentoring
14 411 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
15 383 (7.02%) Waterfall
16 366 (6.71%) Microservices
17 329 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
18 324 (5.94%) Business Analysis
19 312 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
20 309 (5.67%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,573 (28.85%) SQL
2 1,486 (27.25%) C#
3 1,292 (23.69%) JavaScript
4 1,085 (19.90%) Java
5 615 (11.28%) Python
6 308 (5.65%) C++
7 277 (5.08%) C
8 229 (4.20%) T-SQL
9 177 (3.25%) PHP
10 173 (3.17%) PowerShell
11 154 (2.82%) Bash Shell
12 153 (2.81%) PL/SQL
13 150 (2.75%) Java 8
14 148 (2.71%) TypeScript
15 99 (1.82%) Go
16 94 (1.72%) Ruby
17 91 (1.67%) VB.NET
18 54 (0.99%) ES6
19 53 (0.97%) VB
20 51 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 779 (14.29%) Degree
2 216 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 163 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 148 (2.71%) ISTQB
5 121 (2.22%) ISEB
6 109 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 84 (1.54%) CISSP
8 57 (1.05%) PhD
9 49 (0.90%) Master's Degree
10 45 (0.83%) PMI Certification
11 43 (0.79%) CISM
11 43 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 36 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 35 (0.64%) SANS
14 33 (0.61%) SAFe Agilist
15 32 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
16 30 (0.55%) DV Cleared
17 24 (0.44%) PMP
18 23 (0.42%) GIAC
19 22 (0.40%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 686 (12.58%) QA
2 98 (1.80%) GDPR
3 94 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 79 (1.45%) SLA
5 76 (1.39%) Data Quality
6 60 (1.10%) PCI DSS
7 58 (1.06%) NIST
8 49 (0.90%) PMO
9 29 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 20 (0.37%) Solvency II
11 16 (0.29%) COBIT
12 14 (0.26%) JSP 440
13 11 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 8 (0.15%) PMBOK
16 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 5 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
17 5 (0.092%) ISO 9001
18 4 (0.073%) GAMP
18 4 (0.073%) WCAG
System Software
1 404 (7.41%) Docker
2 58 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.28%) VirtualBox
5 14 (0.26%) NFS
6 13 (0.24%) Firmware
6 13 (0.24%) Samba
6 13 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.24%) Xen
7 10 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.092%) LXC
8 5 (0.092%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.073%) HDFS
10 3 (0.055%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.055%) Snort
10 3 (0.055%) vSphere
11 2 (0.037%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.018%) Ceph
12 1 (0.018%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.018%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 298 (5.46%) Kubernetes
2 273 (5.01%) Ansible
3 187 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
4 169 (3.10%) Puppet
4 169 (3.10%) Terraform
5 38 (0.70%) HP ALM
6 31 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
7 28 (0.51%) Nagios
8 25 (0.46%) Prometheus
9 23 (0.42%) Istio
10 21 (0.39%) Nessus
11 20 (0.37%) Rancher
12 17 (0.31%) ZABBIX
13 16 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
14 15 (0.28%) Control-M
14 15 (0.28%) Foglight
14 15 (0.28%) Grafana
14 15 (0.28%) LiteSpeed
14 15 (0.28%) Packer
15 14 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 843 (15.46%) Microsoft
2 508 (9.32%) Oracle
3 177 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
4 109 (2.00%) IBM
5 91 (1.67%) WorldPay
6 86 (1.58%) SAP
7 85 (1.56%) Google
8 70 (1.28%) Informatica
8 70 (1.28%) Tableau
9 65 (1.19%) Atlassian
10 60 (1.10%) Splunk
11 59 (1.08%) HP
12 57 (1.05%) FIS
13 46 (0.84%) AppDynamics
14 43 (0.79%) Xamarin
15 38 (0.70%) MuleSoft
16 35 (0.64%) Adobe
17 33 (0.61%) Dell
18 29 (0.53%) VMware
19 27 (0.50%) Apple