Period
to 15 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
England > London
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 77 64
Rank change year-on-year +13 -13 -4
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 2,675 794 2,397
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.32% 4.10% 4.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.57% 4.37% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,640 636 1,900
10th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £58,750 £60,938 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +15.38% -
75th Percentile £93,750 £91,563 £83,000
90th Percentile £108,875 £114,375 £105,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 48,011 18,185 51,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 95.52% 93.85% 93.62%
Number of salaries quoted 31,310 15,382 41,732
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £107,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SDLC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in London

SDLC
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SDLC in London.

Salary trend for SDLC in London

SDLC
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SDLC in London over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

Salary histogram for SDLC in London

SDLC
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the London region over the 6 months to 15 October 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
Central London -5 343 £70,000 -6.67% 113
South London +14 60 £53,000 -11.67% 12
West London -34 53 £67,500 - 33
East London -7 15 £87,500 +32.08% 21
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 London region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 1,667 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,024 (38.28%) Finance
3 937 (35.03%) Social Skills
4 824 (30.80%) JavaScript
5 769 (28.75%) Software Engineering
6 723 (27.03%) SQL
7 722 (26.99%) AWS
8 687 (25.68%) Java
9 656 (24.52%) Azure
10 627 (23.44%) DevOps
11 611 (22.84%) C#
12 581 (21.72%) Python
13 574 (21.46%) .NET
14 526 (19.66%) TDD
15 518 (19.36%) React
16 514 (19.21%) Scrum
17 489 (18.28%) Docker
18 461 (17.23%) Problem-Solving
19 448 (16.75%) Microservices
20 418 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
21 414 (15.48%) Test Automation
22 380 (14.21%) Node.js
23 362 (13.53%) Git (software)
24 359 (13.42%) Kubernetes
25 334 (12.49%) Microsoft
26 329 (12.30%) QA
27 326 (12.19%) Mentoring
27 326 (12.19%) Full Stack Development
28 323 (12.07%) TypeScript
29 316 (11.81%) Fintech

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 111 (4.15%) Confluence
2 77 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
3 38 (1.42%) SharePoint
4 35 (1.31%) Apache Spark
4 35 (1.31%) CMS
5 24 (0.90%) Apache
6 18 (0.67%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.49%) IIS
7 13 (0.49%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.41%) WordPress
9 10 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
9 10 (0.37%) ArcGIS
10 9 (0.34%) Apache Pulsar
10 9 (0.34%) JBoss
11 8 (0.30%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.26%) nginx
13 5 (0.19%) Alfresco
13 5 (0.19%) Drupal
13 5 (0.19%) Ethereum
13 5 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 73 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.26%) Sketch
6 6 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.15%) InVision
8 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.037%) Figma
10 1 (0.037%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 20 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.71%) MetaTrader
3 16 (0.60%) Distributed Ledger
4 14 (0.52%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 14 (0.52%) R3 Corda
5 12 (0.45%) Shopify
6 11 (0.41%) Magento
7 6 (0.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 6 (0.22%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.22%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.15%) BASE24
8 4 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.11%) Elite 3E
9 3 (0.11%) Misys Midas
9 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.075%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.075%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 722 (26.99%) AWS
2 656 (24.52%) Azure
3 302 (11.29%) GCP
4 232 (8.67%) Serverless
5 134 (5.01%) GitHub
6 126 (4.71%) SaaS
7 119 (4.45%) AWS Lambda
8 92 (3.44%) Power Platform
9 51 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
10 47 (1.76%) PaaS
11 42 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 39 (1.46%) Firebase
13 38 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
13 38 (1.42%) Cloud Functions
13 38 (1.42%) npm
14 36 (1.35%) Amazon EKS
15 35 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
16 31 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
17 28 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
18 25 (0.93%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 117 (4.37%) HTTP
2 50 (1.87%) Broadband
3 21 (0.79%) Internet
4 17 (0.64%) MQTT
5 16 (0.60%) DNS
5 16 (0.60%) FTP
6 15 (0.56%) 5G
6 15 (0.56%) Network Security
7 14 (0.52%) Firewall
8 12 (0.45%) 4G
8 12 (0.45%) Profibus
8 12 (0.45%) Skype
9 9 (0.34%) VPN
10 7 (0.26%) DSL
11 6 (0.22%) SSL
11 6 (0.22%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.15%) ATM
12 4 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.15%) SSH
12 4 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 220 (8.22%) NoSQL
3 173 (6.47%) Relational Database
4 166 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
5 107 (4.00%) Big Data
6 105 (3.93%) MySQL
7 84 (3.14%) Power BI
8 79 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
9 74 (2.77%) Redis
10 67 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 63 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 56 (2.09%) MongoDB
13 51 (1.91%) Data Lake
14 45 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 42 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
16 41 (1.53%) RDBMS
17 36 (1.35%) Couchbase
18 33 (1.23%) Tableau
19 31 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
19 31 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 362 (13.53%) Git (software)
2 311 (11.63%) JIRA
3 220 (8.22%) Jenkins
4 132 (4.93%) TeamCity
5 110 (4.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 102 (3.81%) Selenium
7 86 (3.21%) GitLab
8 80 (2.99%) Maven
9 71 (2.65%) Cypress.io
10 67 (2.50%) Bitbucket
11 61 (2.28%) webpack
12 57 (2.13%) git-flow
13 53 (1.98%) Visual Studio
14 52 (1.94%) Cucumber
15 49 (1.83%) Postman
16 43 (1.61%) JMeter
17 38 (1.42%) NUnit
18 36 (1.35%) JUnit
19 30 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
20 28 (1.05%) SoapUI
General
1 1,024 (38.28%) Finance
2 937 (35.03%) Social Skills
3 272 (10.17%) Banking
4 234 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
5 120 (4.49%) Retail
6 105 (3.93%) Front Office
7 93 (3.48%) Investment Banking
8 77 (2.88%) Marketing
9 68 (2.54%) Retail Banking
10 66 (2.47%) Games
11 63 (2.36%) Publishing
12 61 (2.28%) Presentation Skills
13 59 (2.21%) Advertising
14 46 (1.72%) Law
15 43 (1.61%) Telecoms
16 35 (1.31%) Music Industry
17 27 (1.01%) Documentation Skills
17 27 (1.01%) Organisational Skills
18 26 (0.97%) Financial Institution
18 26 (0.97%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 946 (35.36%) Developer
2 403 (15.07%) Software Engineer
3 297 (11.10%) Senior Developer
4 221 (8.26%) Analyst
5 161 (6.02%) Senior Software Engineer
6 151 (5.64%) Architect
7 150 (5.61%) Java Developer
8 142 (5.31%) Business Analyst
9 130 (4.86%) Project Manager
10 119 (4.45%) Full Stack Developer
11 105 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
12 90 (3.36%) Java Engineer
13 87 (3.25%) Software Developer
14 85 (3.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 80 (2.99%) C# Developer
15 80 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
16 78 (2.92%) .NET Developer
17 75 (2.80%) Python Developer
17 75 (2.80%) React Developer
18 68 (2.54%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 574 (21.46%) .NET
2 518 (19.36%) React
3 380 (14.21%) Node.js
4 309 (11.55%) AngularJS
5 303 (11.33%) REST
6 299 (11.18%) CSS
7 273 (10.21%) HTML
8 247 (9.23%) .NET Core
9 212 (7.93%) RESTful
10 203 (7.59%) Spring
11 194 (7.25%) Web Services
12 166 (6.21%) ASP.NET
13 143 (5.35%) .NET Framework
14 138 (5.16%) HTML5
15 127 (4.75%) Redux
16 122 (4.56%) Kafka
17 113 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web API
18 98 (3.66%) Flask
19 94 (3.51%) Vue.js
20 93 (3.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 226 (8.45%) User Experience
2 168 (6.28%) Mobile App
3 142 (5.31%) Algorithms
4 119 (4.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 115 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
6 103 (3.85%) Data Structures
7 102 (3.81%) Cloud Native
8 91 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
9 90 (3.36%) Equities
10 81 (3.03%) Virtual Team
11 76 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
12 75 (2.80%) Hedge funds
13 69 (2.58%) Management Information System
14 63 (2.36%) Fixed Income
15 54 (2.02%) Derivative
16 44 (1.64%) Video\Live Streaming
17 39 (1.46%) Video on Demand
18 37 (1.38%) Over-the-Top Content
19 28 (1.05%) Reinsurance
20 27 (1.01%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 204 (7.63%) Linux
2 117 (4.37%) Windows
3 115 (4.30%) Android
4 111 (4.15%) Apple iOS
5 93 (3.48%) Unix
6 9 (0.34%) zOS
7 5 (0.19%) VMS
7 5 (0.19%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.075%) CentOS
10 2 (0.075%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.037%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.037%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.037%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,667 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 769 (28.75%) Software Engineering
3 627 (23.44%) DevOps
4 526 (19.66%) TDD
5 514 (19.21%) Scrum
6 461 (17.23%) Problem-Solving
7 448 (16.75%) Microservices
8 418 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
9 414 (15.48%) Test Automation
10 326 (12.19%) Full Stack Development
10 326 (12.19%) Mentoring
11 316 (11.81%) Fintech
12 283 (10.58%) Analytics
13 279 (10.43%) Continuous Improvement
14 256 (9.57%) Computer Science
15 251 (9.38%) BDD
16 248 (9.27%) Project Management
17 230 (8.60%) Clean Code
18 221 (8.26%) Unit Testing
19 212 (7.93%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 824 (30.80%) JavaScript
2 723 (27.03%) SQL
3 687 (25.68%) Java
4 611 (22.84%) C#
5 581 (21.72%) Python
6 323 (12.07%) TypeScript
7 114 (4.26%) C++
8 106 (3.96%) Kotlin
9 102 (3.81%) C
10 99 (3.70%) PowerShell
11 90 (3.36%) Scala
12 80 (2.99%) Go
13 75 (2.80%) R
14 72 (2.69%) PHP
15 69 (2.58%) Bash Shell
16 61 (2.28%) Ruby
17 59 (2.21%) Apple Swift
17 59 (2.21%) ES6
18 56 (2.09%) Java 8
19 52 (1.94%) Dart
Qualifications
1 281 (10.50%) Degree
2 90 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 47 (1.76%) SC Cleared
5 35 (1.31%) Master's Degree
6 25 (0.93%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.60%) ISEB
9 14 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
10 13 (0.49%) HND
11 12 (0.45%) CISSP
11 12 (0.45%) HNC
12 11 (0.41%) PhD
12 11 (0.41%) PMP
13 10 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.26%) OSCP
14 7 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.22%) CISA
15 6 (0.22%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (12.30%) QA
2 32 (1.20%) GDPR
3 31 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (1.12%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.52%) NIST
5 14 (0.52%) PMO
6 13 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.34%) Accessibility
7 9 (0.34%) COBIT
8 8 (0.30%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.26%) IEC 62304
9 7 (0.26%) ISO 13485
10 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.19%) ISO 8583
11 5 (0.19%) MiFID
11 5 (0.19%) PMBOK
11 5 (0.19%) PSD2
11 5 (0.19%) SLA
11 5 (0.19%) WCAG
12 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 489 (18.28%) Docker
2 26 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.26%) Firmware
5 5 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.15%) LXC
7 2 (0.075%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.075%) HDFS
7 2 (0.075%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 359 (13.42%) Kubernetes
2 165 (6.17%) Terraform
3 86 (3.21%) Ansible
4 57 (2.13%) Grafana
5 53 (1.98%) Prometheus
6 32 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (0.93%) Kibana
7 25 (0.93%) logstash
8 18 (0.67%) Opsgenie
9 17 (0.64%) ZABBIX
10 16 (0.60%) HAProxy
10 16 (0.60%) Pingdom
10 16 (0.60%) Puppet
11 13 (0.49%) MIIS
12 10 (0.37%) Nagios
13 9 (0.34%) Consul
13 9 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.34%) Sysdig
14 8 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.26%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 334 (12.49%) Microsoft
2 169 (6.32%) Google
3 130 (4.86%) Salesforce.com
4 113 (4.22%) Oracle
5 89 (3.33%) Samsung
6 39 (1.46%) IBM
7 37 (1.38%) OutSystems
8 35 (1.31%) ServiceNow
9 32 (1.20%) LexisNexis
10 29 (1.08%) SAP
11 26 (0.97%) Databricks
12 25 (0.93%) Bloomberg
13 22 (0.82%) Atlassian
14 21 (0.79%) Fidessa
15 19 (0.71%) New Relic
15 19 (0.71%) Sybase
15 19 (0.71%) Yahoo!
16 16 (0.60%) Splunk
16 16 (0.60%) Sun
16 16 (0.60%) Talend