Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 66 69 59
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 -2
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 2,296 1,228 2,749
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 5.07% 4.31% 4.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.32% 4.59% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,442 972 2,245
10th Percentile £48,505 £44,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £58,031 £55,495 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £72,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% +1.56%
75th Percentile £92,500 £91,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £107,500 £102,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +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 43,167 26,769 53,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 95.24% 94.02% 93.58%
Number of salaries quoted 28,629 21,954 43,974
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £68,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 30 July 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 30 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
Central London -16 312 £70,000 -6.67% 92
South London +18 60 £52,500 +10.53% 11
West London -19 40 £67,500 - 27
North London +18 2 £55,000 -31.25%
East London -3 1 £50,000 -20.00% 20
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 1,460 (63.59%) Agile Software Development
2 887 (38.63%) Finance
3 778 (33.89%) Social Skills
4 651 (28.35%) JavaScript
5 606 (26.39%) SQL
6 584 (25.44%) AWS
7 583 (25.39%) Java
8 575 (25.04%) Software Engineering
9 564 (24.56%) Azure
10 537 (23.39%) DevOps
11 510 (22.21%) C#
12 491 (21.39%) .NET
13 486 (21.17%) Docker
14 468 (20.38%) Python
15 434 (18.90%) Scrum
16 431 (18.77%) TDD
17 425 (18.51%) Problem-Solving
18 415 (18.07%) React
19 412 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
20 374 (16.29%) Microservices
21 355 (15.46%) Fintech
21 355 (15.46%) Test Automation
22 333 (14.50%) Kubernetes
23 316 (13.76%) QA
24 315 (13.72%) Git (software)
25 308 (13.41%) Full Stack Development
26 306 (13.33%) Microsoft
27 304 (13.24%) JIRA
28 303 (13.20%) Node.js
29 301 (13.11%) REST

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
1 117 (5.10%) Confluence
2 60 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 39 (1.70%) SharePoint
4 33 (1.44%) Apache Spark
5 22 (0.96%) Apache
6 18 (0.78%) CMS
6 18 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.57%) IIS
8 10 (0.44%) Drupal
9 9 (0.39%) JBoss
9 9 (0.39%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (0.26%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.22%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.13%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.13%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 57 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.17%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.17%) Sketch
7 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.087%) Figma
9 1 (0.044%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 25 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.70%) MetaTrader
3 13 (0.57%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 9 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
4 9 (0.39%) R3 Corda
5 8 (0.35%) Magento
6 7 (0.30%) Sentinel
7 6 (0.26%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 6 (0.26%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.17%) Elite 3E
10 3 (0.13%) Misys Midas
10 3 (0.13%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.087%) FINCAD Analytics
11 2 (0.087%) PolarLake
11 2 (0.087%) Summit
12 1 (0.044%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 584 (25.44%) AWS
2 564 (24.56%) Azure
3 267 (11.63%) GCP
4 151 (6.58%) Serverless
5 135 (5.88%) SaaS
6 93 (4.05%) Power Platform
7 84 (3.66%) AWS Lambda
8 69 (3.01%) GitHub
9 65 (2.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 48 (2.09%) PaaS
11 37 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
12 36 (1.57%) Microsoft 365
13 35 (1.52%) Datadog
13 35 (1.52%) Firebase
14 34 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
14 34 (1.48%) Cloud Functions
15 33 (1.44%) AWS Fargate
16 30 (1.31%) BrowserStack
16 30 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
17 27 (1.18%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 120 (5.23%) HTTP
2 34 (1.48%) Broadband
3 16 (0.70%) Network Security
4 14 (0.61%) Firewall
5 13 (0.57%) 5G
6 12 (0.52%) 4G
6 12 (0.52%) FTP
7 10 (0.44%) Skype
8 8 (0.35%) Internet
8 8 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (0.30%) Profibus
9 7 (0.30%) SSH
9 7 (0.30%) SSL
9 7 (0.30%) VPN
10 6 (0.26%) DSL
10 6 (0.26%) Intranet
10 6 (0.26%) WAN
11 5 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.22%) DNS
11 5 (0.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 182 (7.93%) NoSQL
3 166 (7.23%) Relational Database
4 151 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
5 124 (5.40%) Big Data
6 85 (3.70%) MySQL
7 80 (3.48%) Redis
8 74 (3.22%) Power BI
9 60 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 50 (2.18%) MongoDB
11 48 (2.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 48 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
11 48 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 40 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
13 34 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
13 34 (1.48%) Data Lake
14 29 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (1.22%) Tableau
16 27 (1.18%) Couchbase
16 27 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 315 (13.72%) Git (software)
2 304 (13.24%) JIRA
3 175 (7.62%) Jenkins
4 150 (6.53%) TeamCity
5 113 (4.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 99 (4.31%) Selenium
7 79 (3.44%) GitLab
8 78 (3.40%) Maven
9 65 (2.83%) Cucumber
10 60 (2.61%) Bitbucket
11 59 (2.57%) Cypress.io
11 59 (2.57%) git-flow
12 50 (2.18%) webpack
13 46 (2.00%) Visual Studio
14 38 (1.66%) JUnit
15 36 (1.57%) Jasmine
16 30 (1.31%) Karma Test Runner
17 27 (1.18%) Postman
18 24 (1.05%) JMeter
19 22 (0.96%) NUnit
General
1 887 (38.63%) Finance
2 778 (33.89%) Social Skills
3 271 (11.80%) Banking
4 177 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
5 119 (5.18%) Retail
6 114 (4.97%) Front Office
7 98 (4.27%) Games
8 84 (3.66%) Investment Banking
9 80 (3.48%) Advertising
10 56 (2.44%) Retail Banking
11 53 (2.31%) Telecoms
12 42 (1.83%) Marketing
13 33 (1.44%) Publishing
14 32 (1.39%) Law
15 30 (1.31%) Organisational Skills
16 28 (1.22%) Presentation Skills
17 27 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
18 25 (1.09%) Financial Institution
18 25 (1.09%) Public Sector
19 21 (0.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 856 (37.28%) Developer
2 278 (12.11%) Software Engineer
3 227 (9.89%) Senior Developer
4 174 (7.58%) Analyst
5 135 (5.88%) Architect
5 135 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 121 (5.27%) Senior Software Engineer
7 116 (5.05%) Business Analyst
8 108 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
9 104 (4.53%) Full Stack Developer
10 93 (4.05%) Project Manager
11 85 (3.70%) Software Developer
12 81 (3.53%) .NET Developer
13 79 (3.44%) React Developer
14 76 (3.31%) Python Developer
15 71 (3.09%) Java Engineer
16 69 (3.01%) C# Developer
17 68 (2.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 67 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
19 60 (2.61%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (21.39%) .NET
2 415 (18.07%) React
3 303 (13.20%) Node.js
4 301 (13.11%) REST
5 273 (11.89%) AngularJS
6 253 (11.02%) CSS
7 226 (9.84%) .NET Core
8 206 (8.97%) HTML
9 187 (8.14%) RESTful
10 170 (7.40%) Web Services
11 166 (7.23%) Spring
12 132 (5.75%) ASP.NET
13 119 (5.18%) Redux
14 113 (4.92%) HTML5
15 111 (4.83%) Kafka
16 95 (4.14%) .NET Framework
17 91 (3.96%) Vue.js
18 84 (3.66%) GraphQL
19 83 (3.61%) JSON
20 78 (3.40%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 174 (7.58%) User Experience
2 138 (6.01%) Mobile App
3 122 (5.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 114 (4.97%) Algorithms
5 104 (4.53%) Equities
6 97 (4.22%) Hedge funds
7 87 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
8 84 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
9 71 (3.09%) Cloud Native
10 70 (3.05%) Data Structures
10 70 (3.05%) Virtual Team
11 65 (2.83%) Derivative
11 65 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
11 65 (2.83%) Fixed Income
12 47 (2.05%) Management Information System
13 42 (1.83%) Reinsurance
14 36 (1.57%) Video\Live Streaming
15 34 (1.48%) Over-the-Top Content
16 33 (1.44%) Online Games
17 31 (1.35%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 197 (8.58%) Linux
2 104 (4.53%) Windows
3 95 (4.14%) Android
4 87 (3.79%) Apple iOS
5 85 (3.70%) Unix
6 10 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.30%) VMS
8 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.087%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.087%) zOS
10 1 (0.044%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.044%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,460 (63.59%) Agile Software Development
2 575 (25.04%) Software Engineering
3 537 (23.39%) DevOps
4 434 (18.90%) Scrum
5 431 (18.77%) TDD
6 425 (18.51%) Problem-Solving
7 412 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
8 374 (16.29%) Microservices
9 355 (15.46%) Fintech
9 355 (15.46%) Test Automation
10 308 (13.41%) Full Stack Development
11 282 (12.28%) Mentoring
12 252 (10.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 251 (10.93%) BDD
14 250 (10.89%) Clean Code
15 206 (8.97%) SOLID
16 197 (8.58%) Computer Science
17 187 (8.14%) Machine Learning
18 179 (7.80%) Analytics
19 174 (7.58%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 651 (28.35%) JavaScript
2 606 (26.39%) SQL
3 583 (25.39%) Java
4 510 (22.21%) C#
5 468 (20.38%) Python
6 270 (11.76%) TypeScript
7 106 (4.62%) C
8 96 (4.18%) PowerShell
9 95 (4.14%) C++
10 70 (3.05%) Kotlin
11 67 (2.92%) Ruby
11 67 (2.92%) Scala
12 65 (2.83%) Java 8
13 64 (2.79%) Go
14 59 (2.57%) PHP
15 55 (2.40%) Bash Shell
16 42 (1.83%) R
17 40 (1.74%) Apple Swift
18 32 (1.39%) ES6
19 29 (1.26%) Dart
Qualifications
1 219 (9.54%) Degree
2 77 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 48 (2.09%) Security Cleared
4 39 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 22 (0.96%) PhD
7 17 (0.74%) CISSP
7 17 (0.74%) PMI Certification
8 15 (0.65%) Master's Degree
9 14 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
9 14 (0.61%) PMP
10 11 (0.48%) CISM
10 11 (0.48%) IIBA
11 10 (0.44%) CSSLP
11 10 (0.44%) ISEB
12 8 (0.35%) HND
13 7 (0.30%) CCNP
13 7 (0.30%) HNC
13 7 (0.30%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (13.76%) QA
2 36 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.22%) GDPR
4 27 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.48%) Accessibility
6 10 (0.44%) NIST
6 10 (0.44%) PMO
7 9 (0.39%) PSD2
8 8 (0.35%) ISO 13485
8 8 (0.35%) WCAG
9 7 (0.30%) IEC 62304
9 7 (0.30%) ISO 20022
9 7 (0.30%) ISO 8583
9 7 (0.30%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.22%) GRC
11 5 (0.22%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.22%) PMBOK
12 4 (0.17%) MiFID
12 4 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 486 (21.17%) Docker
2 28 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.26%) LXC
5 5 (0.22%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.087%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.087%) HDFS
7 2 (0.087%) vSphere
8 1 (0.044%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 333 (14.50%) Kubernetes
2 170 (7.40%) Terraform
3 122 (5.31%) Ansible
4 38 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (1.66%) Puppet
5 32 (1.39%) Grafana
5 32 (1.39%) Prometheus
6 19 (0.83%) Kibana
7 16 (0.70%) logstash
8 14 (0.61%) Istio
9 13 (0.57%) Nagios
10 12 (0.52%) Consul
10 12 (0.52%) Sysdig
11 8 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (0.35%) Fortio
11 8 (0.35%) Kiali
11 8 (0.35%) Rancher
12 5 (0.22%) Opsgenie
12 5 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 306 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 146 (6.36%) Google
3 91 (3.96%) Oracle
4 89 (3.88%) Samsung
5 82 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
6 37 (1.61%) OutSystems
7 36 (1.57%) ServiceNow
8 35 (1.52%) Atlassian
8 35 (1.52%) Yahoo!
9 31 (1.35%) SAP
9 31 (1.35%) Splunk
10 29 (1.26%) IBM
11 26 (1.13%) PagerDuty
12 21 (0.91%) Sybase
13 20 (0.87%) VMware
14 18 (0.78%) Fidessa
15 17 (0.74%) Bloomberg
16 15 (0.65%) Apple
16 15 (0.65%) GoldenSource
17 13 (0.57%) Databricks