Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 63 55
Rank change year-on-year -9 -8 +5
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 1,408 1,812 2,949
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.26% 4.33% 4.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.53% 4.62% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,017 1,416 2,382
10th Percentile £47,950 £41,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 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 31,075 39,262 55,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.91% 93.89% 92.89%
Number of salaries quoted 23,990 31,940 44,863
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £101,250 £97,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 7 May 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 7 May 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 -20 275 £70,000 - 71
South London +5 39 £52,500 +5.00% 4
West London +12 32 £57,500 -4.17% 37
East London +6 3 £50,000 - 19
North London +23 2 £55,000 -31.25% 5
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

1 900 (63.92%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (34.52%) Finance
3 382 (27.13%) JavaScript
4 368 (26.14%) AWS
5 355 (25.21%) Java
6 338 (24.01%) Azure
7 331 (23.51%) Social Skills
8 318 (22.59%) DevOps
9 306 (21.73%) SQL
10 300 (21.31%) C#
11 287 (20.38%) Python
12 271 (19.25%) Docker
13 268 (19.03%) Scrum
14 267 (18.96%) Software Engineering
15 249 (17.68%) Test Automation
16 231 (16.41%) TDD
17 230 (16.34%) .NET
17 230 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
18 216 (15.34%) Kubernetes
19 209 (14.84%) Fintech
20 204 (14.49%) Microservices
21 202 (14.35%) QA
22 192 (13.64%) JIRA
23 187 (13.28%) Git (software)
24 181 (12.86%) Mentoring
25 174 (12.36%) Microsoft
26 170 (12.07%) React
27 169 (12.00%) TypeScript
27 169 (12.00%) REST
28 168 (11.93%) Problem-Solving

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 95 (6.75%) Confluence
2 34 (2.41%) Apache Spark
3 33 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (1.99%) Apache
5 20 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.71%) CMS
7 9 (0.64%) Apache Airflow
8 8 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.43%) Drupal
11 4 (0.28%) JBoss
12 3 (0.21%) WordPress
13 2 (0.14%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.14%) GemFire
13 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Fuse
13 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.071%) IIS
14 1 (0.071%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.071%) Totara
Applications
1 18 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.28%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.28%) Sketch
4 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.071%) Figma
6 1 (0.071%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 30 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.28%) Magento
2 4 (0.28%) MetaTrader
2 4 (0.28%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.21%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.14%) PolarLake
4 2 (0.14%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.14%) Summit
5 1 (0.071%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.071%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.071%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.071%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.071%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 368 (26.14%) AWS
2 338 (24.01%) Azure
3 154 (10.94%) GCP
4 123 (8.74%) SaaS
5 78 (5.54%) Serverless
6 58 (4.12%) Power Platform
7 48 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 47 (3.34%) GitHub
9 40 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
10 39 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
11 35 (2.49%) PaaS
12 26 (1.85%) AWS Fargate
12 26 (1.85%) Microsoft 365
13 22 (1.56%) BrowserStack
13 22 (1.56%) Datadog
13 22 (1.56%) PowerApps
14 19 (1.35%) Amazon S3
14 19 (1.35%) IaaS
15 17 (1.21%) Azure Functions
16 16 (1.14%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.48%) HTTP
2 14 (0.99%) Firewall
3 12 (0.85%) Intranet
4 11 (0.78%) Network Security
5 7 (0.50%) SSH
6 6 (0.43%) Internet
7 5 (0.36%) AMQP
7 5 (0.36%) Broadband
7 5 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (0.36%) Cisco Firepower
7 5 (0.36%) DNS
7 5 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.21%) VPN
8 3 (0.21%) WAN
9 2 (0.14%) FTP
9 2 (0.14%) LAN
9 2 (0.14%) SSL
9 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 91 (6.46%) NoSQL
3 90 (6.39%) PostgreSQL
4 75 (5.33%) Big Data
5 71 (5.04%) Relational Database
6 51 (3.62%) MySQL
7 49 (3.48%) MongoDB
7 49 (3.48%) Redis
8 35 (2.49%) Power BI
9 30 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 26 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (0.92%) Data Lake
14 13 (0.92%) Hadoop
14 13 (0.92%) Hazelcast
14 13 (0.92%) KDB
15 12 (0.85%) Flink
16 11 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 192 (13.64%) JIRA
2 187 (13.28%) Git (software)
3 87 (6.18%) Jenkins
4 85 (6.04%) Selenium
5 76 (5.40%) TeamCity
6 74 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 53 (3.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 49 (3.48%) GitLab
9 46 (3.27%) Maven
10 38 (2.70%) Cypress.io
11 37 (2.63%) Bitbucket
12 32 (2.27%) JUnit
13 28 (1.99%) webpack
14 24 (1.70%) Artifactory
14 24 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (1.56%) WebDriver
16 21 (1.49%) Appium
17 20 (1.42%) CircleCI
18 19 (1.35%) IntelliJ
18 19 (1.35%) Jasmine
General
1 486 (34.52%) Finance
2 331 (23.51%) Social Skills
3 163 (11.58%) Banking
4 95 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
5 80 (5.68%) Games
6 71 (5.04%) Retail
7 61 (4.33%) Advertising
8 60 (4.26%) Front Office
9 39 (2.77%) Investment Banking
10 33 (2.34%) Telecoms
11 30 (2.13%) Organisational Skills
12 28 (1.99%) Marketing
13 25 (1.78%) Publishing
14 22 (1.56%) Public Sector
15 17 (1.21%) Law
16 14 (0.99%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.92%) Online Betting
17 13 (0.92%) Presentation Skills
18 12 (0.85%) Legal
19 8 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 514 (36.51%) Developer
2 116 (8.24%) Software Engineer
3 114 (8.10%) Senior Developer
4 101 (7.17%) Analyst
5 89 (6.32%) Java Developer
6 88 (6.25%) Architect
7 79 (5.61%) Business Analyst
8 69 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
9 65 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
10 63 (4.47%) Project Manager
11 61 (4.33%) .NET Developer
12 59 (4.19%) Software Developer
13 57 (4.05%) React Developer
14 47 (3.34%) Python Developer
15 46 (3.27%) C# Developer
16 44 (3.13%) Lead Developer
17 39 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
18 35 (2.49%) Consultant
18 35 (2.49%) Java Engineer
19 34 (2.41%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (16.34%) .NET
2 170 (12.07%) React
3 169 (12.00%) REST
4 160 (11.36%) Node.js
5 146 (10.37%) AngularJS
6 144 (10.23%) CSS
7 128 (9.09%) RESTful
8 125 (8.88%) HTML
9 120 (8.52%) .NET Core
10 101 (7.17%) Spring
11 90 (6.39%) Web Services
12 87 (6.18%) Redux
13 77 (5.47%) Kafka
14 70 (4.97%) ASP.NET
15 60 (4.26%) Spring Boot
16 56 (3.98%) Vue.js
17 54 (3.84%) GraphQL
18 53 (3.76%) HTML5
19 45 (3.20%) ASP.NET Web API
20 44 (3.13%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.26%) User Experience
2 69 (4.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 65 (4.62%) Mobile App
4 62 (4.40%) Hedge funds
5 57 (4.05%) Cloud Native
5 57 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
6 55 (3.91%) Algorithms
7 39 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (2.63%) Derivative
9 36 (2.56%) Management Information System
10 35 (2.49%) Equities
10 35 (2.49%) Virtual Team
11 33 (2.34%) Fixed Income
12 32 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (2.13%) Reinsurance
14 28 (1.99%) Data Structures
15 27 (1.92%) Online Games
16 25 (1.78%) Over-the-Top Content
17 17 (1.21%) Social Network
18 16 (1.14%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 124 (8.81%) Linux
2 75 (5.33%) Windows
3 61 (4.33%) Unix
4 40 (2.84%) Android
5 36 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.21%) AIX
7 3 (0.21%) Solaris
8 2 (0.14%) VMS
9 1 (0.071%) Fedora
9 1 (0.071%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 900 (63.92%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (22.59%) DevOps
3 268 (19.03%) Scrum
4 267 (18.96%) Software Engineering
5 249 (17.68%) Test Automation
6 231 (16.41%) TDD
7 230 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
8 209 (14.84%) Fintech
9 204 (14.49%) Microservices
10 181 (12.86%) Mentoring
11 168 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
12 165 (11.72%) BDD
13 127 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
14 119 (8.45%) Machine Learning
15 111 (7.88%) Continuous Delivery
16 107 (7.60%) Computer Science
17 92 (6.53%) Project Management
18 89 (6.32%) OO
19 85 (6.04%) Asset Management
20 82 (5.82%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 382 (27.13%) JavaScript
2 355 (25.21%) Java
3 306 (21.73%) SQL
4 300 (21.31%) C#
5 287 (20.38%) Python
6 169 (12.00%) TypeScript
7 82 (5.82%) C++
8 67 (4.76%) Scala
9 61 (4.33%) Ruby
10 57 (4.05%) C
11 53 (3.76%) Go
12 50 (3.55%) Java 8
13 46 (3.27%) PHP
14 42 (2.98%) PowerShell
15 31 (2.20%) Bash Shell
16 28 (1.99%) Shell Script
17 22 (1.56%) Kotlin
18 20 (1.42%) Cython
19 17 (1.21%) Apple Swift
20 16 (1.14%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 139 (9.87%) Degree
2 47 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.21%) PhD
5 16 (1.14%) SC Cleared
6 15 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 13 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.92%) CISSP
8 10 (0.71%) IIBA
8 10 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (0.64%) CISM
9 9 (0.64%) CSSLP
9 9 (0.64%) PMI Certification
9 9 (0.64%) PMP
10 7 (0.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 7 (0.50%) SSCP
11 6 (0.43%) CCNP
12 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.28%) CFA
13 4 (0.28%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (14.35%) QA
2 25 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.21%) GDPR
4 8 (0.57%) PSD2
5 7 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.50%) ISO 20022
5 7 (0.50%) ISO 8583
5 7 (0.50%) PMO
6 6 (0.43%) GRC
7 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.28%) ISO 13485
8 4 (0.28%) MiFID
8 4 (0.28%) WAI
8 4 (0.28%) WCAG
9 3 (0.21%) IEC 62304
9 3 (0.21%) NIST
10 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 271 (19.25%) Docker
2 21 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.42%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.43%) LXC
5 5 (0.36%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.071%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.071%) HDFS
7 1 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 216 (15.34%) Kubernetes
2 116 (8.24%) Terraform
3 90 (6.39%) Ansible
4 46 (3.27%) Puppet
5 38 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.21%) Fortio
6 17 (1.21%) Istio
6 17 (1.21%) Kiali
7 13 (0.92%) Grafana
8 12 (0.85%) Prometheus
8 12 (0.85%) Rancher
9 8 (0.57%) Kibana
10 6 (0.43%) Nagios
11 5 (0.36%) Consul
11 5 (0.36%) logstash
11 5 (0.36%) Sysdig
12 2 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.14%) Packer
13 1 (0.071%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 174 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 54 (3.84%) Google
3 53 (3.76%) Oracle
4 44 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
5 31 (2.20%) Samsung
6 29 (2.06%) Atlassian
7 27 (1.92%) Splunk
8 26 (1.85%) VMware
8 26 (1.85%) Yahoo!
9 22 (1.56%) SAP
10 19 (1.35%) PagerDuty
11 17 (1.21%) ServiceNow
12 15 (1.07%) Apple
13 13 (0.92%) Xamarin
14 9 (0.64%) Databricks
15 8 (0.57%) Sybase
16 7 (0.50%) GoldenSource
17 6 (0.43%) Cisco
17 6 (0.43%) McAfee
17 6 (0.43%) Remedy