Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 39 50
Rank change year-on-year -14 +11 +4
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 7,332 10,189 9,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.94% 6.05% 5.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.39% 6.59% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,826 6,968 7,897
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
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 135,998 154,654 159,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.63% 91.90% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 108,808 123,799 133,287
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 -21 3,080 £65,000 +5.69% 305
South East +10 1,567 £50,500 +1.00% 172
North of England -5 1,065 £45,000 - 216
North West -4 589 £45,000 - 101
Midlands -9 587 £45,000 +5.88% 149
South West -4 558 £45,000 +5.88% 104
East of England -20 477 £52,500 +10.53% 75
Yorkshire -10 428 £45,000 - 93
West Midlands -16 352 £45,000 +12.50% 83
East Midlands -5 237 £45,000 +5.88% 65
North East -29 48 £37,500 -17.07% 22
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 4,309 (58.77%) Agile Software Development
2 2,048 (27.93%) SQL
3 2,026 (27.63%) C#
4 1,925 (26.25%) .NET
5 1,906 (26.00%) Finance
6 1,884 (25.70%) Java
7 1,653 (22.55%) JavaScript
8 1,619 (22.08%) Scrum
9 1,281 (17.47%) Software Engineering
10 1,247 (17.01%) SQL Server
11 1,223 (16.68%) Degree
12 1,205 (16.43%) Microsoft
13 1,172 (15.98%) HTML
14 1,092 (14.89%) Test Automation
15 1,021 (13.93%) Project Management
16 1,002 (13.67%) Problem-Solving
17 932 (12.71%) CSS
18 915 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
19 906 (12.36%) TDD
20 879 (11.99%) QA
21 837 (11.42%) AngularJS
22 828 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
23 827 (11.28%) Waterfall
24 820 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
25 813 (11.09%) DevOps
26 748 (10.20%) Web Services
27 712 (9.71%) JIRA
28 709 (9.67%) Python
29 708 (9.66%) Oracle
30 695 (9.48%) 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
1 252 (3.44%) Confluence
2 199 (2.71%) IIS
3 178 (2.43%) CMS
4 170 (2.32%) SharePoint
5 128 (1.75%) Apache
6 119 (1.62%) Apache Spark
7 92 (1.25%) WebSphere
8 85 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
9 77 (1.05%) Tomcat
10 71 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
11 55 (0.75%) JBoss
12 46 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 40 (0.55%) WebLogic
14 36 (0.49%) Apache Solr
15 35 (0.48%) Ethereum
16 33 (0.45%) WordPress
17 25 (0.34%) EPiServer
18 23 (0.31%) Hyperledger
18 23 (0.31%) Umbraco
19 20 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 156 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 148 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
3 144 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
4 120 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 68 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.055%) EngageOne
7 4 (0.055%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.027%) InDesign
10 1 (0.014%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.014%) HipChat
10 1 (0.014%) Maya
10 1 (0.014%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 136 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 49 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
4 35 (0.48%) Magento
5 23 (0.31%) Scribe Insight
6 20 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 20 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
7 16 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
8 14 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 10 (0.14%) NetSuite
10 9 (0.12%) SAP ERP
11 8 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
11 8 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
11 8 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.11%) Ripple
11 8 (0.11%) SAP FI
11 8 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
11 8 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
12 7 (0.095%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 828 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 668 (9.11%) Amazon AWS
3 213 (2.91%) SaaS
4 146 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 129 (1.76%) GitHub
6 125 (1.70%) PaaS
7 80 (1.09%) IaaS
8 69 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
9 56 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 56 (0.76%) Serverless
10 47 (0.64%) Amazon S3
11 44 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
12 42 (0.57%) Office 365
13 40 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
14 35 (0.48%) npm
15 31 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
16 29 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
17 28 (0.38%) CloudBees
18 27 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 27 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 133 (1.81%) Internet
2 87 (1.19%) HTTP
3 66 (0.90%) Firewall
4 37 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 28 (0.38%) Network Security
6 25 (0.34%) DNS
6 25 (0.34%) SMS
7 20 (0.27%) SSL
8 18 (0.25%) VPN
8 18 (0.25%) Wireless
9 17 (0.23%) AMQP
10 16 (0.22%) FTP
11 15 (0.20%) Software-Defined Networking
12 11 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
12 11 (0.15%) SAN
13 9 (0.12%) ATM
13 9 (0.12%) Broadband
13 9 (0.12%) DHCP
13 9 (0.12%) SMTP
14 8 (0.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,247 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 371 (5.06%) Big Data
3 327 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 318 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
5 268 (3.66%) NoSQL
6 244 (3.33%) MySQL
7 233 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 197 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 192 (2.62%) Oracle Database
10 154 (2.10%) MongoDB
11 144 (1.96%) Hadoop
12 111 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 105 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
14 100 (1.36%) RDBMS
15 95 (1.30%) Blockchain
16 88 (1.20%) Power BI
17 83 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
18 81 (1.10%) DB2
18 81 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
19 79 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 712 (9.71%) JIRA
2 633 (8.63%) Git (software)
3 504 (6.87%) Selenium
4 474 (6.46%) Jenkins
5 412 (5.62%) Visual Studio
6 327 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 225 (3.07%) Subversion
8 217 (2.96%) Maven
9 208 (2.84%) Cucumber
10 198 (2.70%) JUnit
11 174 (2.37%) TeamCity
12 155 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
13 130 (1.77%) WebDriver
14 113 (1.54%) SoapUI
15 112 (1.53%) NUnit
15 112 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
16 101 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 93 (1.27%) SpecFlow
18 92 (1.25%) JMeter
19 83 (1.13%) HP UFT
General
1 1,906 (26.00%) Finance
2 461 (6.29%) Retail
3 458 (6.25%) Banking
4 288 (3.93%) Marketing
5 193 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 174 (2.37%) Investment Banking
7 160 (2.18%) Advertising
8 148 (2.02%) Financial Institution
9 137 (1.87%) Games
10 134 (1.83%) Manufacturing
11 118 (1.61%) Front Office
12 111 (1.51%) Electronics
13 98 (1.34%) Law
14 64 (0.87%) Back Office
15 60 (0.82%) Legal
16 52 (0.71%) Publishing
17 44 (0.60%) Military
18 36 (0.49%) Billing
19 32 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
20 31 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,555 (34.85%) Developer
2 1,212 (16.53%) Analyst
3 698 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 605 (8.25%) .NET Developer
5 544 (7.42%) C# Developer
6 522 (7.12%) Senior Developer
7 492 (6.71%) Software Engineer
8 485 (6.61%) Java Developer
9 477 (6.51%) Software Developer
10 470 (6.41%) Project Manager
11 400 (5.46%) Architect
12 300 (4.09%) C# .NET Developer
13 250 (3.41%) Test Analyst
14 221 (3.01%) Consultant
15 196 (2.67%) Tester
16 191 (2.61%) Lead Developer
17 185 (2.52%) SQL Developer
18 179 (2.44%) Graduate
19 176 (2.40%) Test Engineer
20 172 (2.35%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,925 (26.25%) .NET
2 1,172 (15.98%) HTML
3 932 (12.71%) CSS
4 837 (11.42%) AngularJS
5 748 (10.20%) Web Services
6 695 (9.48%) ASP.NET
7 513 (7.00%) XML
8 468 (6.38%) REST
9 433 (5.91%) Spring
10 419 (5.71%) jQuery
11 415 (5.66%) RESTful
12 380 (5.18%) HTML5
13 376 (5.13%) React
14 359 (4.90%) SOAP
15 350 (4.77%) ASP.NET Web API
16 342 (4.66%) JSON
16 342 (4.66%) Node.js
17 290 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
18 278 (3.79%) .NET Framework
19 262 (3.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 820 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 369 (5.03%) User Experience
3 310 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 303 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
5 280 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
6 245 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
7 229 (3.12%) Management Information System
8 228 (3.11%) Fintech
9 174 (2.37%) Algorithms
10 104 (1.42%) Virtual Team
11 97 (1.32%) Data Structures
12 82 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
13 75 (1.02%) NHS
14 66 (0.90%) Equities
15 60 (0.82%) Client/Server
15 60 (0.82%) FMCG
16 59 (0.80%) Reinsurance
17 55 (0.75%) PMI
18 51 (0.70%) Data Centre
19 46 (0.63%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 660 (9.00%) Linux
2 606 (8.27%) Windows
3 350 (4.77%) Unix
4 198 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 115 (1.57%) Android
6 94 (1.28%) Windows Server
7 51 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 48 (0.65%) CentOS
9 41 (0.56%) Ubuntu
10 27 (0.37%) Windows 10
11 26 (0.35%) CoreOS
12 25 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (0.26%) AIX
14 18 (0.25%) Solaris
15 16 (0.22%) Windows 7
15 16 (0.22%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.18%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.16%) Debian
18 11 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
19 10 (0.14%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,309 (58.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1,619 (22.08%) Scrum
3 1,281 (17.47%) Software Engineering
4 1,092 (14.89%) Test Automation
5 1,021 (13.93%) Project Management
6 1,002 (13.67%) Problem-Solving
7 915 (12.48%) Continuous Integration
8 906 (12.36%) TDD
9 827 (11.28%) Waterfall
10 813 (11.09%) DevOps
11 670 (9.14%) MVC
12 636 (8.67%) OO
13 627 (8.55%) Computer Science
14 594 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
15 571 (7.79%) Mentoring
16 532 (7.26%) Business Analysis
17 512 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
18 454 (6.19%) Software Delivery
19 447 (6.10%) BDD
20 442 (6.03%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2,048 (27.93%) SQL
2 2,026 (27.63%) C#
3 1,884 (25.70%) Java
4 1,653 (22.55%) JavaScript
5 709 (9.67%) Python
6 503 (6.86%) C++
7 321 (4.38%) T-SQL
8 281 (3.83%) PHP
9 254 (3.46%) C
10 224 (3.06%) Java 8
11 223 (3.04%) PowerShell
12 176 (2.40%) VB.NET
13 144 (1.96%) PL/SQL
14 140 (1.91%) VB
15 127 (1.73%) Perl
16 122 (1.66%) TypeScript
17 121 (1.65%) Bash Shell
18 116 (1.58%) Ruby
19 97 (1.32%) Shell Script
20 94 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,223 (16.68%) Degree
2 306 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 276 (3.76%) ISEB
4 202 (2.76%) Security Cleared
5 198 (2.70%) ISTQB
6 147 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 107 (1.46%) PMI Certification
8 84 (1.15%) PMP
9 81 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 73 (1.00%) CISSP
11 58 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 58 (0.79%) Master's Degree
12 46 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 43 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 40 (0.55%) DV Cleared
15 39 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
16 37 (0.50%) PhD
17 25 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
17 25 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
18 20 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 879 (11.99%) QA
2 117 (1.60%) GDPR
3 82 (1.12%) PMO
4 58 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 56 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 22 (0.30%) SLA
9 21 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 19 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.18%) WAI
12 9 (0.12%) COBIT
12 9 (0.12%) MiFID
13 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 8 (0.11%) PSD2
14 7 (0.095%) DICOM
15 6 (0.082%) PA-DSS
15 6 (0.082%) SAS 70
16 5 (0.068%) Basel III
16 5 (0.068%) MISRA
System Software
1 338 (4.61%) Docker
2 96 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 96 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 31 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (0.27%) Firmware
6 15 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (0.16%) VirtualBox
8 11 (0.15%) LXC
9 9 (0.12%) HDFS
10 8 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.095%) vSphere
12 5 (0.068%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.055%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.041%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.027%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.027%) Postfix
15 2 (0.027%) VMware ESXi
16 1 (0.014%) Shibboleth
16 1 (0.014%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 168 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
2 162 (2.21%) Ansible
3 149 (2.03%) Puppet
4 115 (1.57%) Kubernetes
5 101 (1.38%) Terraform
6 46 (0.63%) HP ALM
7 37 (0.50%) Packer
8 36 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
9 35 (0.48%) Nagios
10 29 (0.40%) Graphite
11 26 (0.35%) Automic
12 18 (0.25%) Kibana
13 16 (0.22%) Grafana
14 15 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
15 13 (0.18%) logstash
16 12 (0.16%) Mesos
16 12 (0.16%) Rancher
16 12 (0.16%) Salt
17 10 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
17 10 (0.14%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,205 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 708 (9.66%) Oracle
3 240 (3.27%) SAP
4 203 (2.77%) Google
5 147 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 144 (1.96%) IBM
7 119 (1.62%) VMware
8 103 (1.40%) Tableau
9 75 (1.02%) HP
10 59 (0.80%) Xamarin
11 56 (0.76%) Atlassian
11 56 (0.76%) Splunk
12 49 (0.67%) Sybase
13 48 (0.65%) ServiceNow
13 48 (0.65%) TIBCO
14 47 (0.64%) Citrix
15 45 (0.61%) Sitecore
15 45 (0.61%) Sun
16 44 (0.60%) Informatica
17 42 (0.57%) Red Hat