Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 72 46
Rank change year-on-year +26 -26 +20
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 526 150 596
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.17% 3.86% 5.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.58% 4.12% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 396 135 484
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,625 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.96% +13.33% +1.12%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £68,750
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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,431 3,644 10,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 92.72% 93.80% 92.43%
Number of salaries quoted 6,824 2,956 8,699
10th Percentile £29,500 £29,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.88% +8.57% +3.70%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the Midlands

SDLC
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for SDLC in the Midlands

SDLC
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing SDLC in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the Midlands

SDLC
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
West Midlands +28 412 £50,000 -4.76% 55
East Midlands -14 110 £47,500 +5.56% 30
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 324 (61.60%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (34.60%) JavaScript
3 180 (34.22%) .NET
4 167 (31.75%) C#
5 164 (31.18%) Azure
6 150 (28.52%) SQL
7 128 (24.33%) SQL Server
8 126 (23.95%) Social Skills
9 104 (19.77%) DevOps
10 93 (17.68%) HTML
11 86 (16.35%) CSS
12 85 (16.16%) AWS
13 81 (15.40%) .NET Core
13 81 (15.40%) Problem-Solving
14 80 (15.21%) Finance
15 78 (14.83%) jQuery
16 73 (13.88%) Microsoft
17 71 (13.50%) TDD
17 71 (13.50%) .NET Framework
17 71 (13.50%) Docker
18 68 (12.93%) QA
19 66 (12.55%) TypeScript
20 65 (12.36%) AngularJS
20 65 (12.36%) React
21 64 (12.17%) SOLID
21 64 (12.17%) Software Testing
22 63 (11.98%) Git (software)
23 61 (11.60%) Web Services
24 59 (11.22%) Scrum
25 58 (11.03%) Kubernetes

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 9 (1.71%) Confluence
2 7 (1.33%) CMS
2 7 (1.33%) IIS
2 7 (1.33%) OpenStack
3 5 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.76%) Apache
4 4 (0.76%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.57%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Synapse
6 1 (0.19%) Appian
6 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.19%) FileNet
6 1 (0.19%) Moodle
6 1 (0.19%) nginx
6 1 (0.19%) SAS
6 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.38%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 164 (31.18%) Azure
2 85 (16.16%) AWS
3 48 (9.13%) SaaS
4 19 (3.61%) GCP
4 19 (3.61%) PaaS
5 17 (3.23%) GitHub
6 13 (2.47%) Serverless
7 12 (2.28%) Power Platform
8 11 (2.09%) IaaS
9 9 (1.71%) npm
10 8 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.52%) Force.com
10 8 (1.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 8 (1.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 7 (1.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 7 (1.33%) Microsoft 365
12 6 (1.14%) NuGet
13 5 (0.95%) Azure Service Bus
13 5 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.76%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.71%) DNS
2 8 (1.52%) Internet
2 8 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.33%) HTTP
3 7 (1.33%) SMTP
4 3 (0.57%) Firewall
5 2 (0.38%) IPsec
5 2 (0.38%) VPN
6 1 (0.19%) 2G
6 1 (0.19%) 3G
6 1 (0.19%) DHCP
6 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.19%) LAN
6 1 (0.19%) Network Security
6 1 (0.19%) RTP
6 1 (0.19%) SSH
6 1 (0.19%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.19%) VLAN
6 1 (0.19%) WAN
6 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (24.33%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.37%) Relational Database
3 19 (3.61%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (2.28%) Power BI
5 11 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.52%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.52%) MySQL
7 6 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.14%) Big Data
7 6 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.95%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.57%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.57%) Tableau
10 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.38%) QlikView
10 2 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 63 (11.98%) Git (software)
2 51 (9.70%) JIRA
3 38 (7.22%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.85%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (2.66%) Selenium
6 12 (2.28%) webpack
7 10 (1.90%) NUnit
7 10 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (1.71%) MSTest
8 9 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (1.52%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.14%) Maven
10 6 (1.14%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.95%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.95%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.95%) Storybook
11 5 (0.95%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.57%) Burp Suite
12 3 (0.57%) Postman
12 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 126 (23.95%) Social Skills
2 80 (15.21%) Finance
3 39 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (6.08%) Influencing Skills
5 25 (4.75%) Law
5 25 (4.75%) Organisational Skills
6 20 (3.80%) Retail
7 13 (2.47%) Marketing
7 13 (2.47%) Presentation Skills
8 12 (2.28%) Public Sector
9 5 (0.95%) Banking
9 5 (0.95%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.76%) Automotive
10 4 (0.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (0.57%) Electronics
11 3 (0.57%) Games
11 3 (0.57%) Legal
12 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.38%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 223 (42.40%) Developer
2 82 (15.59%) .NET Developer
2 82 (15.59%) Analyst
3 64 (12.17%) Business Analyst
4 62 (11.79%) C# Developer
5 57 (10.84%) Senior Developer
6 48 (9.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 48 (9.13%) Software Developer
7 34 (6.46%) Software Engineer
8 31 (5.89%) Salesforce Developer
9 29 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
9 29 (5.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 25 (4.75%) Lead Developer
11 24 (4.56%) Senior DevOps
11 24 (4.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 23 (4.37%) Architect
13 21 (3.99%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 20 (3.80%) .NET Software Developer
15 18 (3.42%) Project Manager
16 17 (3.23%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (34.22%) .NET
2 93 (17.68%) HTML
3 86 (16.35%) CSS
4 81 (15.40%) .NET Core
5 78 (14.83%) jQuery
6 71 (13.50%) .NET Framework
7 65 (12.36%) AngularJS
7 65 (12.36%) React
8 61 (11.60%) Web Services
9 54 (10.27%) ASP.NET
10 53 (10.08%) Entity Framework
11 47 (8.94%) LINQ
12 45 (8.56%) REST
13 36 (6.84%) ASP.NET MVC
13 36 (6.84%) HTML5
14 33 (6.27%) XML
15 31 (5.89%) RESTful
16 30 (5.70%) ASP.NET Web API
16 30 (5.70%) CSS3
17 29 (5.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.03%) User Experience
2 35 (6.65%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.85%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.52%) EPoS
8 6 (1.14%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.14%) e-Health
8 6 (1.14%) Wiki
9 5 (0.95%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.76%) Blog
10 4 (0.76%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.76%) W3C
11 3 (0.57%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.57%) FMCG
11 3 (0.57%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.57%) iPad
11 3 (0.57%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 54 (10.27%) Linux
2 33 (6.27%) Windows
3 11 (2.09%) Unix
4 9 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.57%) Android
5 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.38%) zOS
7 1 (0.19%) Debian
7 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (61.60%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (19.77%) DevOps
3 81 (15.40%) Problem-Solving
4 71 (13.50%) TDD
5 64 (12.17%) Software Testing
5 64 (12.17%) SOLID
6 59 (11.22%) Scrum
7 57 (10.84%) Software Engineering
8 51 (9.70%) Computer Science
9 50 (9.51%) Mentoring
10 47 (8.94%) Infrastructure as Code
10 47 (8.94%) MVC
11 41 (7.79%) Project Management
11 41 (7.79%) Test Automation
12 39 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
12 39 (7.41%) Waterfall
13 38 (7.22%) Logistics
13 38 (7.22%) Pair Programming
14 37 (7.03%) Microservices
15 36 (6.84%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 182 (34.60%) JavaScript
2 167 (31.75%) C#
3 150 (28.52%) SQL
4 66 (12.55%) TypeScript
5 48 (9.13%) Python
6 47 (8.94%) Java
7 32 (6.08%) VB.NET
8 28 (5.32%) T-SQL
9 21 (3.99%) Apex Code
9 21 (3.99%) C++
10 11 (2.09%) R
11 9 (1.71%) PHP
11 9 (1.71%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.52%) C
13 6 (1.14%) XAML
14 4 (0.76%) Scala
15 3 (0.57%) Java 11
15 3 (0.57%) Perl
15 3 (0.57%) Ruby
16 2 (0.38%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 53 (10.08%) Degree
2 32 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.51%) ITIL Certification
4 28 (5.32%) SC Cleared
5 26 (4.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (3.23%) ISTQB
7 13 (2.47%) ISEB
8 11 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (1.71%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.76%) CISSP
12 3 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (0.57%) CRISC
12 3 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.38%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.19%) ISSAP
14 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (12.93%) QA
2 6 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.95%) Accessibility
3 5 (0.95%) NIST
3 5 (0.95%) PMO
4 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (0.57%) NCSC
4 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.57%) SLA
5 2 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.38%) GRC
5 2 (0.38%) GxP
5 2 (0.38%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.19%) IFRS
6 1 (0.19%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (13.50%) Docker
2 5 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.38%) Firmware
3 2 (0.38%) iptables
3 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.19%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 58 (11.03%) Kubernetes
2 39 (7.41%) Terraform
3 32 (6.08%) Ansible
4 7 (1.33%) Puppet
5 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.95%) Rancher
7 4 (0.76%) Nessus
8 3 (0.57%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.38%) Kustomize
9 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.38%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.19%) BMC Marimba
10 1 (0.19%) Cacti
10 1 (0.19%) Consul
10 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.19%) Nagios
10 1 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 73 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 38 (7.22%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (3.04%) Google
4 13 (2.47%) Oracle
5 10 (1.90%) ServiceNow
6 9 (1.71%) Xamarin
7 7 (1.33%) Cisco
7 7 (1.33%) Rackspace
7 7 (1.33%) VMware
8 4 (0.76%) CheckPoint
8 4 (0.76%) New Relic
9 3 (0.57%) Adobe
9 3 (0.57%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.57%) IBM
9 3 (0.57%) Klarna
9 3 (0.57%) PayPal
9 3 (0.57%) WorldPay
10 2 (0.38%) Civica
10 2 (0.38%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.38%) Northgate