Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 44 36
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 +11
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 571 793 802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.38% 6.27% 6.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.91% 6.83% 7.03%
Number of salaries quoted 443 558 684
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 9,664 11,615 11,407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.07% 91.86% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 7,772 9,243 9,535
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,471 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +11.18% -
10th Percentile £26,917 £26,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDLC in the North West.

Salary trend for SDLC in the North West

SDLC
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the North West over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -10 341 £47,500 +5.56% 65
Cheshire -11 138 £42,500 -10.53% 21
Lancashire +20 65 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Merseyside -22 25 £32,500 -17.72% 12
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 357 (62.52%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (30.12%) .NET
3 155 (27.15%) C#
4 145 (25.39%) Java
5 141 (24.69%) SQL
6 117 (20.49%) JavaScript
7 112 (19.61%) Scrum
7 112 (19.61%) Test Automation
8 111 (19.44%) Software Engineering
9 101 (17.69%) Finance
10 98 (17.16%) Degree
11 93 (16.29%) SQL Server
12 88 (15.41%) Microsoft
13 86 (15.06%) HTML
14 84 (14.71%) Project Management
15 80 (14.01%) TDD
16 78 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
17 77 (13.49%) CSS
18 76 (13.31%) Web Services
18 76 (13.31%) MVC
19 67 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
20 63 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
20 63 (11.03%) ASP.NET
20 63 (11.03%) Software Delivery
20 63 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
21 62 (10.86%) jQuery
22 61 (10.68%) Selenium
22 61 (10.68%) BDD
23 60 (10.51%) QA
24 58 (10.16%) Test Scripting

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 24 (4.20%) Confluence
2 9 (1.58%) IIS
2 9 (1.58%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.23%) Liferay
4 6 (1.05%) Apache
4 6 (1.05%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.88%) CMS
6 4 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.35%) JBoss
8 2 (0.35%) OpenROAD
8 2 (0.35%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (3.68%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.58%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (1.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (1.05%) osCommerce
5 5 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.18%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.18%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.40%) Force.com
4 6 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.70%) npm
6 4 (0.70%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.70%) SaaS
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.35%) Apigee
7 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.35%) Trello
8 1 (0.18%) Office 365
8 1 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.58%) Internet
2 5 (0.88%) AMQP
2 5 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.70%) Broadband
3 4 (0.70%) Firewall
3 4 (0.70%) HTTP
4 3 (0.53%) Wireless
5 2 (0.35%) ATM
5 2 (0.35%) FTP
6 1 (0.18%) Intranet
6 1 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.18%) SAN
6 1 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (16.29%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.88%) Big Data
3 29 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 26 (4.55%) MySQL
5 20 (3.50%) Hadoop
6 19 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.40%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.40%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.05%) MariaDB
12 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 61 (10.68%) Selenium
2 51 (8.93%) JIRA
3 42 (7.36%) Cucumber
4 27 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (4.38%) Git (software)
6 21 (3.68%) Jenkins
7 20 (3.50%) Visual Studio
8 19 (3.33%) SoapUI
9 16 (2.80%) JMeter
10 13 (2.28%) Gradle
11 11 (1.93%) FitNesse
12 10 (1.75%) HP UFT
13 9 (1.58%) JUnit
13 9 (1.58%) Maven
13 9 (1.58%) SonarQube
14 8 (1.40%) Ant
14 8 (1.40%) Mockito
15 7 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
16 6 (1.05%) PHPUnit
16 6 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 101 (17.69%) Finance
2 45 (7.88%) Banking
3 43 (7.53%) Retail
4 32 (5.60%) Electronics
5 29 (5.08%) Law
6 23 (4.03%) Military
7 22 (3.85%) Investment Banking
8 19 (3.33%) Retail Banking
9 13 (2.28%) Marketing
10 11 (1.93%) Advertising
10 11 (1.93%) Games
11 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.88%) Back Office
12 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.88%) Publishing
13 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.35%) International Banking
14 2 (0.35%) Legal
14 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
15 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 179 (31.35%) Developer
2 94 (16.46%) Analyst
3 61 (10.68%) .NET Developer
4 59 (10.33%) Project Manager
5 47 (8.23%) Software Developer
6 37 (6.48%) Software Engineer
7 32 (5.60%) Business Analyst
7 32 (5.60%) Test Analyst
8 28 (4.90%) Tester
9 27 (4.73%) C# Developer
9 27 (4.73%) Graduate
9 27 (4.73%) Senior Developer
10 26 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 26 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 26 (4.55%) Test Engineer
11 23 (4.03%) Architect
12 21 (3.68%) Web Developer
13 20 (3.50%) IT Manager
13 20 (3.50%) IT Project Manager
13 20 (3.50%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (30.12%) .NET
2 86 (15.06%) HTML
3 77 (13.49%) CSS
4 76 (13.31%) Web Services
5 63 (11.03%) ASP.NET
6 62 (10.86%) jQuery
7 48 (8.41%) SOAP
8 40 (7.01%) HTML5
8 40 (7.01%) XML
9 34 (5.95%) Spring
10 33 (5.78%) AngularJS
10 33 (5.78%) REST
11 28 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (4.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 26 (4.55%) RESTful
13 25 (4.38%) Gherkin
14 23 (4.03%) Ajax
15 21 (3.68%) CSS3
16 20 (3.50%) React
17 19 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.20%) User Experience
4 22 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.98%) Fintech
6 14 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.40%) PMI
9 7 (1.23%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.23%) APACS
10 6 (1.05%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.88%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.88%) Infotainment
12 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.53%) EPoS
12 3 (0.53%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.35%) Clustering
13 2 (0.35%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.18%) Windows
2 40 (7.01%) Linux
3 22 (3.85%) Unix
4 10 (1.75%) Android
4 10 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.23%) Solaris
6 1 (0.18%) CentOS
6 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (62.52%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (19.61%) Scrum
2 112 (19.61%) Test Automation
3 111 (19.44%) Software Engineering
4 84 (14.71%) Project Management
5 80 (14.01%) TDD
6 76 (13.31%) MVC
7 67 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
8 63 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
8 63 (11.03%) Software Delivery
8 63 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 61 (10.68%) BDD
10 58 (10.16%) Test Scripting
11 56 (9.81%) Waterfall
12 52 (9.11%) DevOps
13 46 (8.06%) PRINCE2
13 46 (8.06%) Web Development
14 45 (7.88%) Line Management
15 44 (7.71%) E-Commerce
16 41 (7.18%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 155 (27.15%) C#
2 145 (25.39%) Java
3 141 (24.69%) SQL
4 117 (20.49%) JavaScript
5 49 (8.58%) C++
5 49 (8.58%) Python
6 34 (5.95%) PHP
7 24 (4.20%) VB.NET
8 22 (3.85%) C
8 22 (3.85%) Perl
9 17 (2.98%) Ruby
10 16 (2.80%) Java 8
11 15 (2.63%) VB
12 10 (1.75%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.75%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.58%) Groovy
14 8 (1.40%) Apex Code
14 8 (1.40%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.40%) ES6
14 8 (1.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 98 (17.16%) Degree
2 38 (6.65%) ISTQB
3 32 (5.60%) ISEB
4 24 (4.20%) PMP
5 23 (4.03%) PMI Certification
6 13 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (1.40%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.88%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.88%) PhD
10 4 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.35%) CISSP
12 2 (0.35%) CLAS
12 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.35%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.18%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (10.51%) QA
2 9 (1.58%) GDPR
3 6 (1.05%) PMO
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.35%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 15 (2.63%) Hyper-V
1 15 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.58%) Docker
3 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.35%) HDFS
4 1 (0.18%) LXC
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.58%) Puppet
3 8 (1.40%) Ansible
3 8 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.53%) Kibana
5 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 88 (15.41%) Microsoft
2 33 (5.78%) Oracle
3 17 (2.98%) VMware
4 11 (1.93%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.40%) Google
6 8 (1.40%) HP
6 8 (1.40%) SAP
7 6 (1.05%) hybris
7 6 (1.05%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.88%) ATG
9 4 (0.70%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.53%) Ab Initio
10 3 (0.53%) Teradata
10 3 (0.53%) Unisys
11 2 (0.35%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.35%) Chordiant
11 2 (0.35%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.35%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.35%) Progress