Period
to 24 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 52 44
Rank change year-on-year -12 -8 -2
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 202 436 575
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 4.19% 4.97% 5.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.47% 5.37% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 200 350 470
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,125 £67,500
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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,514 8,125 9,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.61% 92.59% 91.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,819 6,511 7,889
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,800 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the North West

SDLC
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for SDLC in the North West

SDLC
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing SDLC in the North West over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the North West

SDLC
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 January 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
Manchester -15 135 £50,000 - 41
Cheshire +3 37 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Lancashire +3 17 £42,500 +18.06% 12
Merseyside +12 9 £45,500 +25.52% 8
Cumbria - 3 £42,500 - 2
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 North West region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 103 (50.99%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (39.11%) SQL
3 47 (23.27%) JavaScript
4 44 (21.78%) .NET
4 44 (21.78%) Azure
5 41 (20.30%) Microsoft
6 40 (19.80%) Scrum
7 39 (19.31%) C#
8 35 (17.33%) Test Automation
9 33 (16.34%) DevOps
9 33 (16.34%) JIRA
10 31 (15.35%) AWS
11 29 (14.36%) Software Engineering
11 29 (14.36%) Java
11 29 (14.36%) SQL Server
12 25 (12.38%) OO
13 24 (11.88%) Python
13 24 (11.88%) TDD
14 23 (11.39%) Kanban
14 23 (11.39%) Linux
15 22 (10.89%) Software Testing
16 20 (9.90%) Manual Testing
16 20 (9.90%) CSS
16 20 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (9.41%) User Experience
17 19 (9.41%) Docker
17 19 (9.41%) HTML
17 19 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
17 19 (9.41%) QA
18 18 (8.91%) Regression Testing

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (3.96%) Confluence
2 3 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.50%) CMS
3 1 (0.50%) IIS
3 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Magento
2 5 (2.48%) Shopify
3 2 (0.99%) Maximo
3 2 (0.99%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.50%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 44 (21.78%) Azure
2 31 (15.35%) AWS
3 11 (5.45%) SaaS
4 8 (3.96%) Power Platform
4 8 (3.96%) Serverless
5 4 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.98%) GCP
5 4 (1.98%) GitHub
6 3 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.99%) G Suite
7 2 (0.99%) Office 365
7 2 (0.99%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.99%) Power Automate
7 2 (0.99%) PowerApps
7 2 (0.99%) Yammer
8 1 (0.50%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.97%) LAN
2 5 (2.48%) Firewall
2 5 (2.48%) HTTP
2 5 (2.48%) IPv4
2 5 (2.48%) OSPF
2 5 (2.48%) VLAN
2 5 (2.48%) VPN
3 1 (0.50%) SNMP
3 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.96%) Power BI
5 7 (3.47%) MySQL
5 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2019
6 6 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.48%) BigQuery
8 3 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.49%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.49%) Snowflake Schema
9 2 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.99%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.50%) Big Data
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.50%) Redis
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (16.34%) JIRA
2 18 (8.91%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.91%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.46%) TeamCity
4 8 (3.96%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (2.97%) Cypress.io
5 6 (2.97%) JUnit
5 6 (2.97%) Maven
5 6 (2.97%) Postman
5 6 (2.97%) Selenium
6 5 (2.48%) Subversion
7 4 (1.98%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.98%) PHPUnit
7 4 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.98%) WebDriver
7 4 (1.98%) Zephyr
8 3 (1.49%) Robot Framework
8 3 (1.49%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.99%) GitLab
9 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (6.44%) Finance
2 7 (3.47%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.97%) Aerospace
3 6 (2.97%) Retail
4 5 (2.48%) Law
5 3 (1.49%) Back Office
5 3 (1.49%) Legal
5 3 (1.49%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Automotive
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Games
7 1 (0.50%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (34.16%) Developer
2 22 (10.89%) .NET Developer
3 20 (9.90%) Tester
4 18 (8.91%) Analyst
4 18 (8.91%) Team Leader
5 15 (7.43%) C# Developer
5 15 (7.43%) Senior Developer
6 12 (5.94%) Software Developer
7 11 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (5.45%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (4.95%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.46%) Java Developer
9 9 (4.46%) Software Team Leader
9 9 (4.46%) Software Tester
10 8 (3.96%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (3.96%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.96%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.96%) Test Team Leader
11 7 (3.47%) Development Team Leader
11 7 (3.47%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (21.78%) .NET
2 20 (9.90%) CSS
3 19 (9.41%) HTML
4 18 (8.91%) .NET Core
5 17 (8.42%) REST
6 16 (7.92%) React
7 14 (6.93%) .NET Framework
8 13 (6.44%) ASP.NET
9 12 (5.94%) AngularJS
9 12 (5.94%) Node.js
10 11 (5.45%) Web Services
11 10 (4.95%) Entity Framework
11 10 (4.95%) Spring
12 8 (3.96%) RESTful
13 7 (3.47%) SOAP
13 7 (3.47%) Vue.js
14 6 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (2.97%) MDX
14 6 (2.97%) Middleware
14 6 (2.97%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.41%) User Experience
3 14 (6.93%) Mobile App
4 13 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (4.95%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.47%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.48%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.98%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.50%) Clustering
10 1 (0.50%) FMCG
10 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.39%) Linux
2 6 (2.97%) Windows
3 5 (2.48%) Unix
4 3 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (50.99%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (19.80%) Scrum
3 35 (17.33%) Test Automation
4 33 (16.34%) DevOps
5 29 (14.36%) Software Engineering
6 25 (12.38%) OO
7 24 (11.88%) TDD
8 23 (11.39%) Kanban
9 22 (10.89%) Software Testing
10 20 (9.90%) Manual Testing
11 18 (8.91%) Regression Testing
12 17 (8.42%) Mentoring
12 17 (8.42%) Microservices
12 17 (8.42%) OOD
12 17 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (7.92%) Coaching
14 15 (7.43%) ETL
14 15 (7.43%) Test Scripting
15 13 (6.44%) Collaborative Working
16 12 (5.94%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (39.11%) SQL
2 47 (23.27%) JavaScript
3 39 (19.31%) C#
4 29 (14.36%) Java
5 24 (11.88%) Python
6 11 (5.45%) T-SQL
7 10 (4.95%) PHP
8 9 (4.46%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.96%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (2.48%) Go
12 4 (1.98%) Java 8
12 4 (1.98%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.49%) Ruby
14 2 (0.99%) C++
14 2 (0.99%) Scala
14 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.50%) C
15 1 (0.50%) Clojure
15 1 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (4.46%) Degree
2 6 (2.97%) CESG Certified Professional
2 6 (2.97%) CISM
2 6 (2.97%) CISSP
2 6 (2.97%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.48%) GIAC
3 5 (2.48%) RHCE
4 4 (1.98%) ISEB
5 3 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.49%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.99%) MCSA
6 2 (0.99%) MCSE
6 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.41%) QA
2 6 (2.97%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.97%) RMADS
3 5 (2.48%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (9.41%) Docker
2 7 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.96%) Ansible
1 8 (3.96%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.47%) Terraform
3 5 (2.48%) Puppet
4 3 (1.49%) Grafana
4 3 (1.49%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.50%) Packer
5 1 (0.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 41 (20.30%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.93%) Oracle
3 10 (4.95%) Google
4 8 (3.96%) VMware
5 6 (2.97%) CheckPoint
5 6 (2.97%) Databricks
5 6 (2.97%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.98%) Zend
7 3 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.49%) IBM
7 3 (1.49%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.99%) SAP
8 2 (0.99%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.50%) LexisNexis