Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 64 54
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 -5
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 4,924 2,839 6,695
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.91% 4.36% 5.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.24% 4.71% 5.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,283 2,278 5,275
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,031 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,400
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £58,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.36% - +10.00%

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 93,931 60,299 123,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 93.66% 92.51% 92.45%
Number of salaries quoted 64,975 49,340 99,375
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +2 2,265 £75,000 +3.45% 332
South East +16 790 £50,000 - 141
North of England -23 571 £45,000 -5.26% 163
Midlands +25 547 £47,500 - 102
West Midlands +32 425 £47,500 +4.97% 66
South West +19 401 £50,000 +17.65% 60
North West -8 339 £45,000 -10.00% 99
East of England +14 251 £55,500 -5.93% 46
Yorkshire -41 203 £45,000 -5.26% 46
East Midlands -17 115 £47,500 -5.00% 36
North East -30 31 £43,000 +4.88% 18
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 3,120 (63.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1,463 (29.71%) Social Skills
3 1,323 (26.87%) Finance
4 1,317 (26.75%) JavaScript
5 1,243 (25.24%) C#
6 1,240 (25.18%) Azure
7 1,236 (25.10%) SQL
8 1,143 (23.21%) .NET
9 1,110 (22.54%) Scrum
10 1,104 (22.42%) DevOps
11 1,016 (20.63%) AWS
12 998 (20.27%) Software Engineering
13 997 (20.25%) Java
14 821 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
15 765 (15.54%) Microsoft
16 751 (15.25%) Docker
17 746 (15.15%) Python
18 720 (14.62%) Test Automation
19 715 (14.52%) JIRA
20 713 (14.48%) TDD
21 662 (13.44%) React
22 625 (12.69%) Git (software)
23 621 (12.61%) CSS
24 619 (12.57%) Degree
25 583 (11.84%) SQL Server
26 581 (11.80%) AngularJS
27 576 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
28 575 (11.68%) HTML
29 569 (11.56%) QA
30 554 (11.25%) Linux

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
1 334 (6.78%) Confluence
2 79 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 68 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
4 60 (1.22%) Apache
5 58 (1.18%) CMS
6 54 (1.10%) Apache Spark
7 35 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 27 (0.55%) IIS
9 18 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 18 (0.37%) Umbraco
10 17 (0.35%) JBoss
11 15 (0.30%) Drupal
12 11 (0.22%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.20%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.20%) WordPress
14 8 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
15 7 (0.14%) nginx
16 6 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 6 (0.12%) GemFire
16 6 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 123 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 39 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 34 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.14%) Simulink
8 5 (0.10%) Sketch
9 4 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.081%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.081%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.061%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.061%) EngageOne
10 3 (0.061%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.041%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.041%) Figma
12 1 (0.020%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.020%) Mingle
12 1 (0.020%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 45 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.37%) Magento
3 16 (0.32%) MetaTrader
3 16 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
4 15 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
5 13 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
6 11 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 10 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 9 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
8 9 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.18%) R3 Corda
9 8 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
11 5 (0.10%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 5 (0.10%) ION MarketView
11 5 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.10%) Sentinel
12 4 (0.081%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,240 (25.18%) Azure
2 1,016 (20.63%) AWS
3 385 (7.82%) GCP
4 292 (5.93%) SaaS
5 198 (4.02%) Serverless
6 158 (3.21%) Power Platform
7 121 (2.46%) GitHub
8 98 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
9 96 (1.95%) PaaS
10 95 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
11 79 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
12 74 (1.50%) Microsoft 365
13 59 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
14 55 (1.12%) IaaS
15 46 (0.93%) PowerApps
16 40 (0.81%) NuGet
17 39 (0.79%) AWS Fargate
17 39 (0.79%) Firebase
18 38 (0.77%) Cloud Functions
19 37 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 152 (3.09%) HTTP
2 99 (2.01%) Firewall
3 83 (1.69%) IPv4
4 71 (1.44%) VPN
5 66 (1.34%) OSPF
6 65 (1.32%) VLAN
7 41 (0.83%) Broadband
8 33 (0.67%) Internet
9 30 (0.61%) DNS
10 25 (0.51%) Network Security
10 25 (0.51%) Software-Defined Radio
10 25 (0.51%) TCP/IP
11 15 (0.30%) 4G
11 15 (0.30%) 5G
12 14 (0.28%) Skype
13 12 (0.24%) FTP
14 11 (0.22%) SMTP
15 8 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
15 8 (0.16%) SSH
15 8 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 583 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 298 (6.05%) Relational Database
3 274 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 185 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
5 181 (3.68%) MySQL
6 146 (2.97%) Big Data
7 124 (2.52%) Power BI
8 110 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
9 100 (2.03%) MongoDB
10 99 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 87 (1.77%) Redis
12 86 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 62 (1.26%) Data Lake
14 61 (1.24%) RDBMS
15 58 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 54 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
16 54 (1.10%) Oracle Database
17 42 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 40 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
19 36 (0.73%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 715 (14.52%) JIRA
2 625 (12.69%) Git (software)
3 327 (6.64%) Jenkins
4 246 (5.00%) Selenium
5 189 (3.84%) TeamCity
6 150 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 148 (3.01%) Visual Studio
8 102 (2.07%) Cucumber
9 97 (1.97%) Maven
10 93 (1.89%) GitLab
11 90 (1.83%) Subversion
12 87 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 85 (1.73%) Bitbucket
14 74 (1.50%) NUnit
15 67 (1.36%) Cypress.io
16 62 (1.26%) git-flow
17 61 (1.24%) SpecFlow
18 58 (1.18%) webpack
19 55 (1.12%) Postman
20 51 (1.04%) Gradle
General
1 1,463 (29.71%) Social Skills
2 1,323 (26.87%) Finance
3 435 (8.83%) Analytical Skills
4 314 (6.38%) Banking
5 209 (4.24%) Retail
6 150 (3.05%) Marketing
7 130 (2.64%) Games
8 119 (2.42%) Law
9 117 (2.38%) Advertising
10 115 (2.34%) Front Office
11 92 (1.87%) Public Sector
12 90 (1.83%) Electronics
12 90 (1.83%) Influencing Skills
13 88 (1.79%) Organisational Skills
14 87 (1.77%) Telecoms
15 85 (1.73%) Investment Banking
16 68 (1.38%) Presentation Skills
17 63 (1.28%) Legal
18 62 (1.26%) Retail Banking
19 57 (1.16%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,632 (33.14%) Developer
2 505 (10.26%) Analyst
3 482 (9.79%) Software Engineer
4 394 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 329 (6.68%) Architect
6 319 (6.48%) Business Analyst
7 275 (5.58%) .NET Developer
8 266 (5.40%) Software Developer
9 259 (5.26%) C# Developer
10 233 (4.73%) Project Manager
11 227 (4.61%) Java Developer
12 209 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
13 186 (3.78%) Full Stack Developer
14 150 (3.05%) Senior Software Engineer
15 148 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
16 140 (2.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 120 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
18 101 (2.05%) Senior DevOps
19 100 (2.03%) Junior
20 99 (2.01%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,143 (23.21%) .NET
2 662 (13.44%) React
3 621 (12.61%) CSS
4 581 (11.80%) AngularJS
5 575 (11.68%) HTML
6 468 (9.50%) REST
7 447 (9.08%) Node.js
8 432 (8.77%) .NET Core
9 422 (8.57%) Web Services
10 329 (6.68%) ASP.NET
11 324 (6.58%) RESTful
12 272 (5.52%) Spring
13 266 (5.40%) .NET Framework
14 205 (4.16%) HTML5
15 202 (4.10%) jQuery
16 184 (3.74%) XML
17 158 (3.21%) JSON
18 153 (3.11%) Redux
19 141 (2.86%) Kafka
20 139 (2.82%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 348 (7.07%) User Experience
2 229 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 186 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
4 142 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
5 133 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 131 (2.66%) Algorithms
7 121 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 111 (2.25%) Virtual Team
9 105 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
10 104 (2.11%) Equities
11 102 (2.07%) Hedge funds
12 90 (1.83%) Public Cloud
13 87 (1.77%) Cloud Native
14 77 (1.56%) Data Structures
15 76 (1.54%) Derivative
16 62 (1.26%) Fixed Income
17 61 (1.24%) Reinsurance
18 50 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
19 39 (0.79%) Legacy Systems
20 36 (0.73%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 554 (11.25%) Linux
2 339 (6.88%) Windows
3 177 (3.59%) Unix
4 127 (2.58%) Android
5 114 (2.32%) Apple iOS
6 86 (1.75%) Windows Server
7 49 (1.00%) CentOS
7 49 (1.00%) Ubuntu
7 49 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (0.16%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.14%) VMS
10 5 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.10%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.081%) zOS
12 3 (0.061%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.041%) AIX
13 2 (0.041%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.041%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.041%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,120 (63.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1,110 (22.54%) Scrum
3 1,104 (22.42%) DevOps
4 998 (20.27%) Software Engineering
5 821 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 720 (14.62%) Test Automation
7 713 (14.48%) TDD
8 576 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
9 523 (10.62%) Microservices
10 502 (10.19%) Project Management
11 491 (9.97%) Software Testing
12 467 (9.48%) Mentoring
13 466 (9.46%) Computer Science
14 420 (8.53%) Fintech
15 392 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
16 374 (7.60%) BDD
17 333 (6.76%) Waterfall
18 323 (6.56%) SOLID
19 316 (6.42%) Machine Learning
20 302 (6.13%) Clean Code
Programming Languages
1 1,317 (26.75%) JavaScript
2 1,243 (25.24%) C#
3 1,236 (25.10%) SQL
4 997 (20.25%) Java
5 746 (15.15%) Python
6 431 (8.75%) TypeScript
7 236 (4.79%) C++
8 215 (4.37%) PowerShell
9 182 (3.70%) C
10 176 (3.57%) PHP
11 150 (3.05%) Bash Shell
12 124 (2.52%) T-SQL
13 94 (1.91%) Ruby
14 88 (1.79%) Scala
15 85 (1.73%) Go
16 83 (1.69%) Kotlin
17 78 (1.58%) Java 8
18 56 (1.14%) R
19 54 (1.10%) VB.NET
20 51 (1.04%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 619 (12.57%) Degree
2 217 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 217 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 193 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 72 (1.46%) ISTQB
5 57 (1.16%) ISEB
6 53 (1.08%) Master's Degree
7 39 (0.79%) AWS Certification
8 34 (0.69%) CISSP
9 33 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (0.59%) PMI Certification
11 28 (0.57%) GIAC
11 28 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 28 (0.57%) RHCE
12 26 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
12 26 (0.53%) PhD
13 25 (0.51%) PMP
14 22 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
15 18 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (0.37%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 569 (11.56%) QA
2 58 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 57 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (0.97%) GDPR
5 43 (0.87%) Accessibility
6 28 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.57%) PMO
7 22 (0.45%) NIST
8 19 (0.39%) SLA
9 15 (0.30%) ISO 13485
10 14 (0.28%) GRC
10 14 (0.28%) IEC 62304
10 14 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.22%) Good Clinical Practice
12 10 (0.20%) WCAG
13 9 (0.18%) PSD2
14 8 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
15 7 (0.14%) ISO 20022
15 7 (0.14%) ISO 8583
15 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 751 (15.25%) Docker
2 116 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
4 50 (1.02%) Firmware
5 37 (0.75%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.14%) LXC
8 6 (0.12%) HDFS
9 5 (0.10%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.10%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.061%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.061%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.041%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.041%) vSphere
13 1 (0.020%) iptables
13 1 (0.020%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.020%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 511 (10.38%) Kubernetes
2 327 (6.64%) Terraform
3 306 (6.21%) Ansible
4 148 (3.01%) Puppet
5 64 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (0.67%) Grafana
7 31 (0.63%) Prometheus
8 22 (0.45%) Kibana
9 19 (0.39%) logstash
9 19 (0.39%) Rancher
10 15 (0.30%) Istio
11 14 (0.28%) HP Fortify
11 14 (0.28%) Nagios
12 12 (0.24%) Consul
12 12 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (0.24%) Sysdig
13 9 (0.18%) Fortio
13 9 (0.18%) Kiali
14 7 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 765 (15.54%) Microsoft
2 283 (5.75%) Oracle
3 208 (4.22%) Google
4 161 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
5 127 (2.58%) VMware
6 89 (1.81%) Samsung
7 76 (1.54%) SAP
8 74 (1.50%) Atlassian
9 58 (1.18%) OutSystems
10 53 (1.08%) ServiceNow
11 50 (1.02%) IBM
12 41 (0.83%) EMC
13 39 (0.79%) Red Hat
14 36 (0.73%) Instagram
14 36 (0.73%) Splunk
15 35 (0.71%) Yahoo!
16 30 (0.61%) PagerDuty
17 28 (0.57%) Databricks
18 26 (0.53%) Xamarin
19 22 (0.45%) Sybase