Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 63 40 44
Rank change year-on-year -23 +4 +6
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 454 330 542
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.32% 5.80% 5.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.66% 6.29% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 325 296 449
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,750 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,313 £56,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +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 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 9,733 5,247 9,634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 92.51% 92.18% 92.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6,978 4,202 8,077
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,579
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,125 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.10% +4.72% +2.27%
75th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands -19 349 £50,000 - 69
East Midlands -17 105 £45,000 -10.00% 33
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 276 (60.79%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (36.34%) Social Skills
3 139 (30.62%) JavaScript
4 137 (30.18%) C#
5 119 (26.21%) SQL
5 119 (26.21%) .NET
6 111 (24.45%) Azure
7 99 (21.81%) Problem-Solving
8 94 (20.70%) SQL Server
9 91 (20.04%) Scrum
10 87 (19.16%) DevOps
11 85 (18.72%) CSS
12 82 (18.06%) Mentoring
13 79 (17.40%) Java
13 79 (17.40%) Microsoft
14 77 (16.96%) Git (software)
15 70 (15.42%) Degree
15 70 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
16 63 (13.88%) Finance
16 63 (13.88%) CI/CD
17 60 (13.22%) React
17 60 (13.22%) AWS
18 58 (12.78%) Full Stack Development
19 57 (12.56%) Continuous Improvement
19 57 (12.56%) HTML
20 56 (12.33%) QA
20 56 (12.33%) jQuery
21 54 (11.89%) Waterfall
21 54 (11.89%) Web Services
22 52 (11.45%) MVC

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 17 (3.74%) Confluence
2 5 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.88%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.66%) IIS
4 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.66%) SAS
5 2 (0.44%) Apache
5 2 (0.44%) CMS
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.22%) Moodle
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (3.30%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.44%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 111 (24.45%) Azure
2 60 (13.22%) AWS
3 49 (10.79%) SaaS
4 35 (7.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 35 (7.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 19 (4.19%) GCP
6 18 (3.96%) PaaS
7 17 (3.74%) Power Platform
8 16 (3.52%) GitHub
9 15 (3.30%) Firebase
9 15 (3.30%) Serverless
10 13 (2.86%) OpenShift
11 10 (2.20%) IaaS
12 9 (1.98%) Amazon EKS
13 8 (1.76%) Azure Service Bus
13 8 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (1.54%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 4 (0.88%) Power Automate
15 4 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.54%) WAN
2 5 (1.10%) 5G
2 5 (1.10%) Ethernet
2 5 (1.10%) Internet
2 5 (1.10%) SD-WAN
3 4 (0.88%) DNS
3 4 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.66%) HTTP
4 3 (0.66%) SMTP
5 2 (0.44%) Broadband
5 2 (0.44%) Firewall
5 2 (0.44%) IPsec
5 2 (0.44%) LAN
5 2 (0.44%) PBX
5 2 (0.44%) PSTN
5 2 (0.44%) TETRA
5 2 (0.44%) VLAN
5 2 (0.44%) VPN
6 1 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (20.70%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.57%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.30%) Power BI
4 14 (3.08%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.20%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.98%) MySQL
8 8 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (1.76%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.54%) Big Data
10 6 (1.32%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.88%) Metadata
12 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.66%) GIS
12 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.66%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 77 (16.96%) Git (software)
2 50 (11.01%) JIRA
3 35 (7.71%) Jenkins
4 17 (3.74%) Selenium
5 15 (3.30%) NUnit
6 14 (3.08%) Bitbucket
7 12 (2.64%) Maven
7 12 (2.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (1.76%) Burp Suite
8 8 (1.76%) Moq
9 7 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.54%) webpack
10 6 (1.32%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.32%) Gradle
10 6 (1.32%) Jasmine
10 6 (1.32%) Storybook
10 6 (1.32%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.10%) TestRail
12 4 (0.88%) Postman
General
1 165 (36.34%) Social Skills
2 70 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (13.88%) Finance
4 37 (8.15%) Influencing Skills
5 35 (7.71%) Automotive
6 33 (7.27%) Retail
7 20 (4.41%) Law
8 19 (4.19%) Public Sector
9 18 (3.96%) Presentation Skills
10 10 (2.20%) Organisational Skills
11 9 (1.98%) Aerospace
12 8 (1.76%) Documentation Skills
12 8 (1.76%) General Ledger
13 6 (1.32%) Legal
14 5 (1.10%) Banking
15 4 (0.88%) Electronics
15 4 (0.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 4 (0.88%) Publishing
16 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 186 (40.97%) Developer
2 69 (15.20%) Analyst
3 65 (14.32%) Software Developer
4 57 (12.56%) .NET Developer
5 42 (9.25%) Lead Developer
6 40 (8.81%) Business Analyst
7 39 (8.59%) .NET Software Developer
7 39 (8.59%) Salesforce Developer
8 30 (6.61%) C# Developer
9 29 (6.39%) Project Manager
10 26 (5.73%) Senior Developer
11 24 (5.29%) Software Engineer
12 21 (4.63%) C# .NET Developer
13 17 (3.74%) Senior Manager
13 17 (3.74%) Senior Project Manager
14 16 (3.52%) Architect
15 15 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
16 14 (3.08%) Junior
16 14 (3.08%) Scrum Master
16 14 (3.08%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (26.21%) .NET
2 85 (18.72%) CSS
3 60 (13.22%) React
4 57 (12.56%) HTML
5 56 (12.33%) jQuery
6 54 (11.89%) Web Services
7 50 (11.01%) XML
8 46 (10.13%) ASP.NET
8 46 (10.13%) RESTful
9 41 (9.03%) .NET Core
10 40 (8.81%) JSON
11 36 (7.93%) .NET Framework
11 36 (7.93%) AngularJS
12 34 (7.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 34 (7.49%) ASP.NET Web API
13 30 (6.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 28 (6.17%) Vue.js
15 27 (5.95%) Entity Framework
15 27 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (5.73%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.13%) User Experience
2 45 (9.91%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (7.71%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (6.17%) e-Health
5 23 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (3.52%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.86%) Cloud Native
8 12 (2.64%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.76%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.76%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.54%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.32%) W3C
12 3 (0.66%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.66%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.66%) PMI
12 3 (0.66%) Replication
12 3 (0.66%) Tandem
13 2 (0.44%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.44%) Housing Association
13 2 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.23%) Windows
2 28 (6.17%) Linux
3 8 (1.76%) zOS
4 5 (1.10%) Unix
5 2 (0.44%) Android
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.22%) Debian
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (60.79%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (21.81%) Problem-Solving
3 91 (20.04%) Scrum
4 87 (19.16%) DevOps
5 82 (18.06%) Mentoring
6 63 (13.88%) CI/CD
7 58 (12.78%) Full Stack Development
8 57 (12.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 54 (11.89%) Waterfall
10 52 (11.45%) MVC
10 52 (11.45%) Software Engineering
10 52 (11.45%) Test Automation
11 49 (10.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (10.35%) Computer Science
13 45 (9.91%) Software Testing
14 44 (9.69%) User Stories
15 43 (9.47%) Collaborative Working
16 42 (9.25%) Project Management
17 40 (8.81%) TDD
18 38 (8.37%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 139 (30.62%) JavaScript
2 137 (30.18%) C#
3 119 (26.21%) SQL
4 79 (17.40%) Java
5 52 (11.45%) TypeScript
6 40 (8.81%) R
7 38 (8.37%) Python
8 34 (7.49%) Apex Code
8 34 (7.49%) VB.NET
9 22 (4.85%) XAML
10 21 (4.63%) C++
11 16 (3.52%) T-SQL
12 11 (2.42%) C
13 8 (1.76%) Assembly Language
13 8 (1.76%) COBOL
13 8 (1.76%) PHP
14 6 (1.32%) MATLAB
14 6 (1.32%) Scala
15 5 (1.10%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 70 (15.42%) Degree
2 31 (6.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (4.85%) Security Cleared
4 20 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.64%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.76%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (1.76%) CISSP
7 6 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.88%) ISEB
9 4 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.88%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.66%) IIBA
10 3 (0.66%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.66%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (12.33%) QA
2 11 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 8 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 8 (1.76%) NCSC
4 7 (1.54%) Accessibility
5 4 (0.88%) GDPR
6 3 (0.66%) NIST
6 3 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.44%) PMO
7 2 (0.44%) SLA
8 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.22%) IFRS
8 1 (0.22%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 51 (11.23%) Docker
2 8 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.22%) Firmware
3 1 (0.22%) GlusterFS
3 1 (0.22%) iptables
3 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (8.15%) Kubernetes
2 30 (6.61%) Terraform
3 14 (3.08%) Ansible
4 8 (1.76%) Nessus
5 3 (0.66%) Kustomize
5 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.66%) Puppet
6 2 (0.44%) Consul
7 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 79 (17.40%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.25%) Salesforce.com
3 23 (5.07%) Xamarin
4 20 (4.41%) Google
5 14 (3.08%) ServiceNow
6 9 (1.98%) CheckPoint
7 8 (1.76%) IBM
8 7 (1.54%) Oracle
8 7 (1.54%) SAP
9 6 (1.32%) Cisco
10 5 (1.10%) NEC
10 5 (1.10%) New Relic
10 5 (1.10%) Northgate
11 4 (0.88%) Cognizant
11 4 (0.88%) QNX
12 3 (0.66%) Ab Initio
12 3 (0.66%) Databricks
12 3 (0.66%) Infor
12 3 (0.66%) Rackspace
12 3 (0.66%) Teradata