Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 48 50
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 4,902 7,081 8,611
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.54% 5.16% 5.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.93% 5.59% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4,037 6,020 7,110
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +2.21%

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 99,359 126,591 152,789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.97% 92.18% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 79,380 100,676 125,387
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,375
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 -10 2,112 £66,500 +2.31% 198
South East -7 972 £50,000 -4.76% 120
North of England -11 751 £48,500 +12.79% 120
Midlands -4 463 £46,000 -8.00% 70
North West -9 395 £50,000 +11.11% 66
South West -22 326 £44,000 -2.22% 58
Yorkshire +6 304 £50,000 +17.65% 36
West Midlands -8 289 £45,000 -10.00% 46
East of England -8 257 £55,000 +10.00% 38
East Midlands +11 168 £46,500 -9.27% 24
North East +23 52 £46,500 +10.71% 18
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 2,797 (57.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,290 (26.32%) C#
2 1,290 (26.32%) SQL
3 1,102 (22.48%) .NET
4 1,092 (22.28%) JavaScript
5 1,091 (22.26%) Finance
6 974 (19.87%) Scrum
7 964 (19.67%) Java
8 872 (17.79%) Azure
9 868 (17.71%) Software Engineering
10 865 (17.65%) DevOps
11 804 (16.40%) Test Automation
12 736 (15.01%) Problem-Solving
13 711 (14.50%) SQL Server
14 706 (14.40%) Degree
15 653 (13.32%) Microsoft
16 651 (13.28%) HTML
17 648 (13.22%) AWS
18 634 (12.93%) Python
19 618 (12.61%) CSS
20 609 (12.42%) QA
21 585 (11.93%) Project Management
22 578 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
23 574 (11.71%) TDD
24 531 (10.83%) JIRA
25 492 (10.04%) AngularJS
26 474 (9.67%) Git (software)
27 471 (9.61%) Linux
28 456 (9.30%) OO
29 433 (8.83%) ASP.NET

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
1 263 (5.37%) Confluence
2 107 (2.18%) IIS
3 80 (1.63%) CMS
4 75 (1.53%) SharePoint
5 67 (1.37%) Apache
6 60 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
7 48 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 41 (0.84%) Apache Spark
9 25 (0.51%) JBoss
9 25 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 24 (0.49%) EPiServer
10 24 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
11 21 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
12 19 (0.39%) WordPress
13 18 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 17 (0.35%) SAS
15 16 (0.33%) WebSphere
16 15 (0.31%) WebLogic
17 14 (0.29%) Apache Solr
18 11 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 102 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 62 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
5 37 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.18%) Sketch
8 8 (0.16%) InVision
9 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.12%) Zeplin
11 5 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.10%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.082%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.061%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.041%) Figma
15 1 (0.020%) Houdini
15 1 (0.020%) Maya
15 1 (0.020%) NUKE
15 1 (0.020%) Simulink
15 1 (0.020%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 36 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.67%) Magento
3 24 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
5 13 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
7 11 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
10 5 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
10 5 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.10%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.10%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 872 (17.79%) Azure
2 648 (13.22%) AWS
3 247 (5.04%) SaaS
4 154 (3.14%) PaaS
5 126 (2.57%) GCP
6 119 (2.43%) Serverless
7 85 (1.73%) Power Platform
8 75 (1.53%) GitHub
9 61 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
10 59 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
11 56 (1.14%) Office 365
12 50 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
13 48 (0.98%) IaaS
14 41 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
15 39 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
16 37 (0.75%) npm
17 28 (0.57%) Amazon S3
18 26 (0.53%) Amazon EKS
19 22 (0.45%) BrowserStack
19 22 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 98 (2.00%) Firewall
2 94 (1.92%) Internet
3 63 (1.29%) HTTP
4 45 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 31 (0.63%) DNS
6 27 (0.55%) SSL
7 24 (0.49%) Intranet
7 24 (0.49%) Network Security
8 20 (0.41%) WAN
9 19 (0.39%) Tactical Data Link
10 17 (0.35%) Wireless
11 16 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
12 15 (0.31%) SMTP
13 14 (0.29%) Wireshark
14 13 (0.27%) X.509
15 9 (0.18%) 3GPP
15 9 (0.18%) AMQP
15 9 (0.18%) LAN
15 9 (0.18%) SAN
15 9 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 711 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 245 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 197 (4.02%) MySQL
4 159 (3.24%) NoSQL
5 133 (2.71%) Big Data
6 124 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
7 114 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 106 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 103 (2.10%) RDBMS
10 94 (1.92%) MongoDB
11 81 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 80 (1.63%) Power BI
13 69 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
14 64 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
15 57 (1.16%) Hadoop
16 53 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
17 51 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 44 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
19 38 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
19 38 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 531 (10.83%) JIRA
2 474 (9.67%) Git (software)
3 335 (6.83%) Selenium
4 304 (6.20%) Jenkins
5 184 (3.75%) Visual Studio
6 175 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 114 (2.33%) Cucumber
8 106 (2.16%) Subversion
9 102 (2.08%) Maven
10 94 (1.92%) SoapUI
11 89 (1.82%) SpecFlow
11 89 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
12 88 (1.80%) Eclipse
12 88 (1.80%) Postman
13 67 (1.37%) NUnit
14 63 (1.29%) TeamCity
15 60 (1.22%) HP UFT
15 60 (1.22%) JMeter
15 60 (1.22%) WebDriver
16 59 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,091 (22.26%) Finance
2 336 (6.85%) Banking
3 258 (5.26%) Retail
4 159 (3.24%) Marketing
5 104 (2.12%) Public Sector
6 93 (1.90%) Aerospace
7 78 (1.59%) Legal
8 72 (1.47%) Games
8 72 (1.47%) Military
9 65 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 60 (1.22%) Front Office
11 59 (1.20%) Advertising
12 55 (1.12%) Telecoms
13 41 (0.84%) Manufacturing
14 40 (0.82%) Investment Banking
15 37 (0.75%) Law
16 33 (0.67%) Back Office
16 33 (0.67%) Electronics
17 29 (0.59%) Financial Institution
18 27 (0.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,520 (31.01%) Developer
2 743 (15.16%) Analyst
3 420 (8.57%) Software Engineer
4 411 (8.38%) .NET Developer
5 396 (8.08%) Business Analyst
6 379 (7.73%) Senior Developer
7 327 (6.67%) Architect
8 285 (5.81%) C# Developer
9 272 (5.55%) Project Manager
10 262 (5.34%) Software Developer
11 243 (4.96%) Java Developer
12 171 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
13 166 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
14 138 (2.82%) Consultant
15 132 (2.69%) Tester
16 108 (2.20%) Full Stack Developer
17 102 (2.08%) Senior .NET Developer
17 102 (2.08%) Test Analyst
18 99 (2.02%) Delivery Manager
18 99 (2.02%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,102 (22.48%) .NET
2 651 (13.28%) HTML
3 618 (12.61%) CSS
4 492 (10.04%) AngularJS
5 433 (8.83%) ASP.NET
6 371 (7.57%) Web Services
7 324 (6.61%) React
8 306 (6.24%) REST
9 300 (6.12%) .NET Framework
9 300 (6.12%) jQuery
9 300 (6.12%) Node.js
10 255 (5.20%) .NET Core
11 227 (4.63%) XML
12 221 (4.51%) RESTful
13 197 (4.02%) Spring
14 184 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
15 183 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC
16 182 (3.71%) HTML5
17 179 (3.65%) JSON
18 153 (3.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 578 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
2 251 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
3 212 (4.32%) User Experience
4 204 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
5 159 (3.24%) Algorithms
6 157 (3.20%) Management Information System
7 142 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
8 128 (2.61%) Mobile App
9 86 (1.75%) Virtual Team
10 74 (1.51%) Public Cloud
11 59 (1.20%) Cloud Native
11 59 (1.20%) Data Structures
12 53 (1.08%) Reinsurance
13 46 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 41 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 39 (0.80%) Hedge funds
15 39 (0.80%) Social Network
16 32 (0.65%) Mainframe
17 31 (0.63%) Derivative
18 30 (0.61%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 471 (9.61%) Linux
2 389 (7.94%) Windows
3 153 (3.12%) Unix
4 83 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 72 (1.47%) Android
6 49 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 26 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.39%) CentOS
9 18 (0.37%) Kali Linux
10 17 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 16 (0.33%) Windows 10
12 12 (0.24%) Fedora
12 12 (0.24%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.16%) AIX
14 8 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.10%) Debian
15 5 (0.10%) Solaris
15 5 (0.10%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.082%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,797 (57.06%) Agile Software Development
2 974 (19.87%) Scrum
3 868 (17.71%) Software Engineering
4 865 (17.65%) DevOps
5 804 (16.40%) Test Automation
6 736 (15.01%) Problem-Solving
7 585 (11.93%) Project Management
8 574 (11.71%) TDD
9 456 (9.30%) OO
10 426 (8.69%) MVC
11 420 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
12 415 (8.47%) Computer Science
13 398 (8.12%) Microservices
14 388 (7.92%) Mentoring
15 373 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 358 (7.30%) Waterfall
17 324 (6.61%) BDD
18 309 (6.30%) Kanban
19 298 (6.08%) Analytics
20 285 (5.81%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,290 (26.32%) C#
1 1,290 (26.32%) SQL
2 1,092 (22.28%) JavaScript
3 964 (19.67%) Java
4 634 (12.93%) Python
5 284 (5.79%) C++
6 230 (4.69%) C
7 188 (3.84%) T-SQL
8 157 (3.20%) TypeScript
9 156 (3.18%) PHP
10 145 (2.96%) PowerShell
11 136 (2.77%) Bash Shell
12 115 (2.35%) Java 8
13 102 (2.08%) Go
14 96 (1.96%) PL/SQL
15 73 (1.49%) Scala
16 70 (1.43%) Ruby
17 55 (1.12%) VB.NET
18 47 (0.96%) ES6
19 46 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 706 (14.40%) Degree
2 179 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 172 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 135 (2.75%) ISTQB
5 111 (2.26%) ISEB
6 102 (2.08%) SC Cleared
7 80 (1.63%) PhD
8 68 (1.39%) CISSP
9 46 (0.94%) DV Cleared
10 41 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 35 (0.71%) SANS
13 34 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 34 (0.69%) PMI Certification
14 33 (0.67%) Master's Degree
14 33 (0.67%) SAFe Agilist
15 28 (0.57%) CSSLP
16 27 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
17 26 (0.53%) PMP
18 24 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 609 (12.42%) QA
2 88 (1.80%) GDPR
3 72 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (1.35%) SLA
5 64 (1.31%) PCI DSS
6 58 (1.18%) PMO
7 47 (0.96%) Data Quality
8 35 (0.71%) NIST
9 20 (0.41%) COBIT
10 14 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 14 (0.29%) Solvency II
11 9 (0.18%) EMIR
11 9 (0.18%) PMBOK
12 8 (0.16%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.14%) JSP 440
14 6 (0.12%) GxP
14 6 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 5 (0.10%) MiFID
16 4 (0.082%) MISRA
16 4 (0.082%) MISRA C
System Software
1 385 (7.85%) Docker
2 44 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.29%) VirtualBox
5 13 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.24%) NFS
6 12 (0.24%) Samba
6 12 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.24%) Xen
7 5 (0.10%) HDFS
8 4 (0.082%) vSphere
9 3 (0.061%) Firmware
10 2 (0.041%) LXC
10 2 (0.041%) Snort
11 1 (0.020%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.020%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.020%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.020%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 283 (5.77%) Kubernetes
2 235 (4.79%) Ansible
3 164 (3.35%) Terraform
4 152 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
5 147 (3.00%) Puppet
6 25 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
7 24 (0.49%) HP ALM
8 21 (0.43%) Nessus
9 20 (0.41%) Istio
9 20 (0.41%) Nagios
10 19 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
11 17 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
12 14 (0.29%) Nmap
13 13 (0.27%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.24%) OpenNMS
14 12 (0.24%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.20%) Grafana
15 10 (0.20%) Packer
15 10 (0.20%) Rancher
16 9 (0.18%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 653 (13.32%) Microsoft
2 415 (8.47%) Oracle
3 151 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
4 120 (2.45%) IBM
5 92 (1.88%) SAP
6 79 (1.61%) Google
7 66 (1.35%) Informatica
8 65 (1.33%) Atlassian
8 65 (1.33%) WorldPay
9 55 (1.12%) FIS
10 45 (0.92%) HP
11 38 (0.78%) Tableau
12 36 (0.73%) Adobe
13 35 (0.71%) Splunk
14 34 (0.69%) VMware
15 30 (0.61%) Dell
15 30 (0.61%) MuleSoft
16 28 (0.57%) Red Hat
16 28 (0.57%) Sitecore
17 26 (0.53%) Unisys