Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 53 47
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6 -7
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 2,559 6,572 8,430
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.27% 4.98% 5.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 5.40% 5.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,253 5,407 6,754
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,409 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £56,125 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.05% +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 55,353 121,661 146,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.40% 92.19% 91.97%
Number of salaries quoted 44,731 96,649 117,878
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,450
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 8 August 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 8 August 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 -13 1,125 £75,000 +15.38% 102
North of England +8 490 £50,000 +14.94% 59
South East -30 414 £52,500 +2.94% 65
North West -10 256 £50,000 +12.36% 35
Midlands -18 212 £47,500 +5.56% 47
Yorkshire +60 199 £50,000 +11.11% 16
South West -26 186 £42,500 -5.56% 31
West Midlands -6 144 £48,750 +8.33% 32
East of England -12 128 £59,133 +7.51% 25
East Midlands -16 67 £46,250 +2.78% 15
North East +30 35 £40,000 - 8
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 1,507 (58.89%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (25.21%) Finance
3 637 (24.89%) C#
4 636 (24.85%) JavaScript
5 629 (24.58%) SQL
6 588 (22.98%) .NET
7 568 (22.20%) Java
8 501 (19.58%) Azure
9 493 (19.27%) Software Engineering
10 477 (18.64%) DevOps
11 430 (16.80%) Test Automation
12 425 (16.61%) Scrum
13 418 (16.33%) AWS
14 387 (15.12%) Python
15 366 (14.30%) SQL Server
15 366 (14.30%) Degree
16 362 (14.15%) HTML
17 342 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
18 336 (13.13%) QA
19 334 (13.05%) CSS
20 328 (12.82%) TDD
21 316 (12.35%) Microsoft
22 303 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
23 279 (10.90%) JIRA
24 275 (10.75%) Git (software)
25 257 (10.04%) OO
26 252 (9.85%) Project Management
27 249 (9.73%) AngularJS
28 248 (9.69%) Docker
29 243 (9.50%) 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
1 123 (4.81%) Confluence
2 51 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 48 (1.88%) Apache
4 44 (1.72%) CMS
4 44 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
5 42 (1.64%) IIS
6 32 (1.25%) Apache Spark
7 19 (0.74%) WordPress
8 16 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (0.43%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (0.35%) JBoss
11 8 (0.31%) EPiServer
12 7 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.27%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.23%) Drupal
13 6 (0.23%) ExpressionEngine
13 6 (0.23%) Liferay
13 6 (0.23%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 54 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.27%) InVision
7 7 (0.27%) Sketch
8 6 (0.23%) Simulink
8 6 (0.23%) TargetLink
9 4 (0.16%) Zeplin
10 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.078%) Windchill
12 1 (0.039%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.039%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.039%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 14 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.27%) Magento
3 7 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.20%) Maximo
4 5 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.12%) Actimize
6 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.12%) Endur
6 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.078%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.078%) SAP FS
7 2 (0.078%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.078%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 501 (19.58%) Azure
2 418 (16.33%) AWS
3 164 (6.41%) SaaS
4 108 (4.22%) GCP
4 108 (4.22%) Serverless
5 84 (3.28%) PaaS
6 79 (3.09%) Power Platform
7 59 (2.31%) GitHub
8 55 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
9 50 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 42 (1.64%) IaaS
11 36 (1.41%) Office 365
12 30 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
13 24 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
14 22 (0.86%) Heroku
15 19 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
16 16 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
16 16 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 14 (0.55%) Apigee
17 14 (0.55%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.19%) Internet
2 33 (1.29%) Firewall
3 24 (0.94%) HTTP
3 24 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.70%) DNS
5 17 (0.66%) Network Security
5 17 (0.66%) Wireless
6 13 (0.51%) SAN
7 12 (0.47%) RS-232
7 12 (0.47%) RS-485
7 12 (0.47%) SNMP
8 10 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (0.39%) Intranet
8 10 (0.39%) iSCSI
8 10 (0.39%) LAN
8 10 (0.39%) Structured Cabling
8 10 (0.39%) VLAN
8 10 (0.39%) WAN
9 9 (0.35%) Tactical Data Link
10 8 (0.31%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (14.30%) SQL Server
2 145 (5.67%) Relational Database
3 141 (5.51%) NoSQL
4 122 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
5 120 (4.69%) MySQL
6 83 (3.24%) Big Data
7 75 (2.93%) RDBMS
8 71 (2.77%) Power BI
9 65 (2.54%) MongoDB
10 57 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 54 (2.11%) Data Lake
12 48 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 45 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 42 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
15 41 (1.60%) Hadoop
16 32 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
17 28 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
18 26 (1.02%) Oracle Database
19 20 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
19 20 (0.78%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 279 (10.90%) JIRA
2 275 (10.75%) Git (software)
3 168 (6.57%) Selenium
4 133 (5.20%) Jenkins
5 89 (3.48%) Cucumber
6 76 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 58 (2.27%) Visual Studio
8 52 (2.03%) Subversion
9 51 (1.99%) SoapUI
10 45 (1.76%) SpecFlow
11 37 (1.45%) Bitbucket
12 36 (1.41%) NUnit
13 35 (1.37%) TeamCity
14 34 (1.33%) Maven
14 34 (1.33%) Postman
15 30 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
16 25 (0.98%) JMeter
17 24 (0.94%) WebDriver
18 23 (0.90%) Cypress.io
19 21 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 645 (25.21%) Finance
2 189 (7.39%) Banking
3 113 (4.42%) Retail
4 70 (2.74%) Marketing
5 52 (2.03%) Public Sector
6 42 (1.64%) Games
7 36 (1.41%) Front Office
8 35 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 34 (1.33%) Telecoms
10 33 (1.29%) Legal
11 30 (1.17%) Back Office
12 27 (1.06%) Aerospace
13 24 (0.94%) Law
14 22 (0.86%) Electronics
15 19 (0.74%) Investment Banking
15 19 (0.74%) Manufacturing
16 18 (0.70%) Military
17 15 (0.59%) Advertising
18 14 (0.55%) Automotive
19 12 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 848 (33.14%) Developer
2 332 (12.97%) Analyst
3 263 (10.28%) Software Engineer
4 238 (9.30%) Senior Developer
5 199 (7.78%) .NET Developer
6 193 (7.54%) Business Analyst
7 149 (5.82%) Architect
8 126 (4.92%) Java Developer
9 116 (4.53%) C# Developer
10 109 (4.26%) Project Manager
11 100 (3.91%) Software Developer
12 89 (3.48%) Tester
13 83 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
14 71 (2.77%) C# .NET Developer
15 65 (2.54%) Full Stack Developer
16 61 (2.38%) Java Engineer
17 58 (2.27%) Senior .NET Developer
18 51 (1.99%) Lead Developer
19 50 (1.95%) Consultant
19 50 (1.95%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 588 (22.98%) .NET
2 362 (14.15%) HTML
3 334 (13.05%) CSS
4 249 (9.73%) AngularJS
5 190 (7.42%) ASP.NET
6 185 (7.23%) React
7 175 (6.84%) .NET Core
8 168 (6.57%) Node.js
9 157 (6.14%) .NET Framework
10 151 (5.90%) jQuery
11 150 (5.86%) REST
12 140 (5.47%) Web Services
13 113 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
14 111 (4.34%) HTML5
15 99 (3.87%) RESTful
16 95 (3.71%) XML
17 94 (3.67%) Spring
18 91 (3.56%) Entity Framework
19 87 (3.40%) Kafka
20 86 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 303 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 157 (6.14%) User Experience
3 128 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 101 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
5 83 (3.24%) Algorithms
6 71 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
7 70 (2.74%) Management Information System
8 64 (2.50%) Data Structures
9 56 (2.19%) Mobile App
10 44 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 33 (1.29%) Mainframe
12 31 (1.21%) Hedge funds
13 30 (1.17%) Fixed Income
14 28 (1.09%) Cloud Native
15 27 (1.06%) Public Cloud
16 26 (1.02%) Client/Server
16 26 (1.02%) Reinsurance
17 24 (0.94%) Social Network
18 23 (0.90%) Derivative
19 22 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 243 (9.50%) Linux
2 191 (7.46%) Windows
3 67 (2.62%) Unix
4 28 (1.09%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 24 (0.94%) Android
7 19 (0.74%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.12%) CentOS
10 3 (0.12%) Debian
10 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.12%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.078%) AIX
11 2 (0.078%) FreeRTOS
11 2 (0.078%) Robot Operating System
11 2 (0.078%) Solaris
11 2 (0.078%) ThreadX
11 2 (0.078%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,507 (58.89%) Agile Software Development
2 493 (19.27%) Software Engineering
3 477 (18.64%) DevOps
4 430 (16.80%) Test Automation
5 425 (16.61%) Scrum
6 342 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
7 328 (12.82%) TDD
8 257 (10.04%) OO
9 252 (9.85%) Project Management
10 222 (8.68%) MVC
11 219 (8.56%) Microservices
12 214 (8.36%) Computer Science
13 203 (7.93%) Waterfall
14 196 (7.66%) BDD
15 192 (7.50%) Fintech
16 189 (7.39%) Mentoring
17 177 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
18 169 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
19 154 (6.02%) Requirements Gathering
20 150 (5.86%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 637 (24.89%) C#
2 636 (24.85%) JavaScript
3 629 (24.58%) SQL
4 568 (22.20%) Java
5 387 (15.12%) Python
6 172 (6.72%) C++
7 107 (4.18%) C
8 103 (4.03%) PHP
8 103 (4.03%) T-SQL
9 101 (3.95%) TypeScript
10 72 (2.81%) Go
11 62 (2.42%) PowerShell
11 62 (2.42%) Scala
12 52 (2.03%) Bash Shell
13 47 (1.84%) Java 8
14 33 (1.29%) Ruby
15 32 (1.25%) VB
16 29 (1.13%) Apex Code
17 26 (1.02%) R
18 21 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 366 (14.30%) Degree
2 101 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 86 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 61 (2.38%) ISEB
5 56 (2.19%) SC Cleared
6 55 (2.15%) ISTQB
7 34 (1.33%) PhD
8 29 (1.13%) DV Cleared
9 24 (0.94%) Master's Degree
10 22 (0.86%) PMI Certification
11 20 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.74%) PMP
13 18 (0.70%) CISSP
14 16 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 13 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (0.51%) DBS Check
16 13 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
17 12 (0.47%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (13.13%) QA
2 39 (1.52%) GDPR
3 29 (1.13%) PMO
4 28 (1.09%) SLA
5 25 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.78%) Data Quality
7 19 (0.74%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.55%) MiFID
9 11 (0.43%) NIST
10 10 (0.39%) EMIR
11 8 (0.31%) COBIT
12 7 (0.27%) MISRA
12 7 (0.27%) MISRA C
13 6 (0.23%) ISO 26262
13 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.20%) SEPA
15 4 (0.16%) GxP
15 4 (0.16%) ISO 20022
15 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 248 (9.69%) Docker
2 19 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.39%) Firmware
5 9 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.23%) vSphere
7 2 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.078%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.039%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.039%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 182 (7.11%) Kubernetes
2 122 (4.77%) Terraform
3 105 (4.10%) Ansible
4 63 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (2.46%) Puppet
5 31 (1.21%) Istio
6 7 (0.27%) Grafana
6 7 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.27%) Kibana
7 5 (0.20%) CASB
7 5 (0.20%) Consul
8 4 (0.16%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.16%) Rancher
8 4 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.12%) Control-M
9 3 (0.12%) Nagios
10 2 (0.078%) MOM
10 2 (0.078%) Nessus
10 2 (0.078%) Nmap
10 2 (0.078%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 316 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 166 (6.49%) Oracle
3 83 (3.24%) Google
4 79 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
5 62 (2.42%) IBM
6 45 (1.76%) Atlassian
7 44 (1.72%) SAP
8 32 (1.25%) Databricks
9 30 (1.17%) VMware
10 27 (1.06%) Informatica
11 19 (0.74%) Sitecore
12 18 (0.70%) Tableau
13 17 (0.66%) HP
14 16 (0.63%) Adobe
14 16 (0.63%) Unisys
15 14 (0.55%) Cisco
16 13 (0.51%) Dell
17 11 (0.43%) MuleSoft
17 11 (0.43%) Xamarin
18 10 (0.39%) Sybase