Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 42 47
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 +4
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 813 719 701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.14% 5.76% 5.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.83% 6.42% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 595 636 574
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.18% +7.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £27,825
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 11910 11208 11675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.89% 89.76% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9458 9346 9650
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 24 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -5 441 £45,000 +4.65% 30
Cheshire +27 268 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Merseyside -1 51 £39,750 -0.63% 10
Lancashire -21 46 £35,000 -12.50%
Cumbria +6 5 £46,250 -4.64% 1
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 563 (69.25%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (31.24%) Java
3 241 (29.64%) Finance
4 220 (27.06%) JavaScript
5 205 (25.22%) .NET
6 204 (25.09%) C#
7 181 (22.26%) Scrum
8 179 (22.02%) MVC
9 172 (21.16%) TDD
9 172 (21.16%) Test Automation
10 162 (19.93%) HTML
11 149 (18.33%) CSS
12 143 (17.59%) SQL
13 137 (16.85%) SQL Server
13 137 (16.85%) Software Engineering
14 133 (16.36%) Degree
15 124 (15.25%) Waterfall
16 122 (15.01%) ASP.NET
17 121 (14.88%) Project Management
18 116 (14.27%) BDD
19 107 (13.16%) Spring
20 106 (13.04%) jQuery
20 106 (13.04%) Web Services
21 103 (12.67%) Banking
22 100 (12.30%) Hibernate
22 100 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
23 93 (11.44%) Git (software)
24 90 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
25 89 (10.95%) OO
26 84 (10.33%) Jenkins

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 (2.95%) CMS
2 21 (2.58%) Confluence
3 19 (2.34%) JBoss
4 15 (1.85%) CICS
4 15 (1.85%) WebLogic
4 15 (1.85%) WebSphere
5 14 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (1.35%) Umbraco
7 10 (1.23%) Apache Spark
8 9 (1.11%) Apache Pig
8 9 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.98%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.49%) OpenEdge
12 3 (0.37%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.37%) IIS
12 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.25%) Apache
13 2 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 12 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.23%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.49%) Magento
3 3 (0.37%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.25%) BASE24
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Exstream
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (3.94%) GitHub
3 17 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.35%) Force.com
5 7 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (0.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 7 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.86%) SaaS
6 5 (0.62%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.37%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.25%) Route 53
8 2 (0.25%) Serverless
8 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) IaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Office 365
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.94%) HTTP
2 23 (2.83%) Internet
3 3 (0.37%) SSL
3 3 (0.37%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.25%) FTP
4 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.25%) IPsec
4 2 (0.25%) LAN
4 2 (0.25%) OpenVPN
4 2 (0.25%) RFID
4 2 (0.25%) WAN
4 2 (0.25%) WLAN
5 1 (0.12%) ATM
5 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.12%) LLU
5 1 (0.12%) SMS
5 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.12%) Wireless
5 1 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (16.85%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.92%) DB2
2 40 (4.92%) NoSQL
3 36 (4.43%) MySQL
4 32 (3.94%) Relational Database
5 27 (3.32%) Big Data
6 22 (2.71%) Hadoop
7 18 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (1.85%) RDBMS
9 13 (1.60%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.23%) Endeca
11 9 (1.11%) Apache Hive
12 8 (0.98%) IMS/DB
12 8 (0.98%) Redis
13 6 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
16 2 (0.25%) GIS
Development Applications
1 93 (11.44%) Git (software)
2 84 (10.33%) Jenkins
3 83 (10.21%) Selenium
4 68 (8.36%) Cucumber
5 52 (6.40%) JIRA
6 41 (5.04%) Gradle
7 30 (3.69%) Bitbucket
8 29 (3.57%) WebDriver
9 28 (3.44%) Subversion
9 28 (3.44%) Visual Studio
10 27 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (2.83%) Jasmine
12 20 (2.46%) JUnit
12 20 (2.46%) SonarQube
13 12 (1.48%) ClearCase
13 12 (1.48%) Xcode
14 11 (1.35%) Maven
15 10 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 7 (0.86%) Android Studio
17 6 (0.74%) Apache Ivy
General
1 241 (29.64%) Finance
2 103 (12.67%) Banking
3 47 (5.78%) Retail
4 43 (5.29%) Advertising
5 39 (4.80%) Law
6 37 (4.55%) Investment Banking
7 32 (3.94%) Marketing
8 14 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.48%) Military
10 11 (1.35%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.23%) Electronics
12 9 (1.11%) Legal
13 7 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.86%) Games
13 7 (0.86%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.49%) Back Office
15 3 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.25%) Local Government
16 2 (0.25%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 300 (36.90%) Developer
2 108 (13.28%) Analyst
3 107 (13.16%) .NET Developer
4 105 (12.92%) Java Developer
5 78 (9.59%) Business Analyst
6 72 (8.86%) Software Developer
7 59 (7.26%) Architect
8 55 (6.77%) C# Developer
9 54 (6.64%) Senior Developer
10 51 (6.27%) C# .NET Developer
10 51 (6.27%) Project Manager
11 48 (5.90%) Tester
12 37 (4.55%) Automation Tester
13 33 (4.06%) .NET Software Developer
14 31 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 31 (3.81%) Software Engineer
15 29 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
16 28 (3.44%) Development Manager
17 27 (3.32%) ASP.NET Developer
18 26 (3.20%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (25.22%) .NET
2 162 (19.93%) HTML
3 149 (18.33%) CSS
4 122 (15.01%) ASP.NET
5 107 (13.16%) Spring
6 106 (13.04%) jQuery
6 106 (13.04%) Web Services
7 100 (12.30%) Hibernate
8 76 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 71 (8.73%) REST
10 70 (8.61%) AngularJS
10 70 (8.61%) HTML5
11 68 (8.36%) XML
12 62 (7.63%) J2EE
12 62 (7.63%) SOAP
13 53 (6.52%) WCF
14 50 (6.15%) RESTful
15 47 (5.78%) JSON
16 45 (5.54%) CSS3
17 42 (5.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.40%) Computer Science
3 48 (5.90%) Mobile App
4 45 (5.54%) PMI
4 45 (5.54%) User Experience
5 24 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (2.58%) iPad
7 18 (2.21%) Mainframe
8 17 (2.09%) Social Network
9 16 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.72%) RIA
11 9 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.11%) PKI
12 8 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.86%) Fintech
13 7 (0.86%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
15 5 (0.62%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.62%) Data Centre
15 5 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 71 (8.73%) Linux
2 41 (5.04%) Windows
3 21 (2.58%) Android
3 21 (2.58%) Apple iOS
4 18 (2.21%) Unix
5 10 (1.23%) Mac OS
6 5 (0.62%) CentOS
6 5 (0.62%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (69.25%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (22.26%) Scrum
3 179 (22.02%) MVC
4 172 (21.16%) TDD
4 172 (21.16%) Test Automation
5 137 (16.85%) Software Engineering
6 124 (15.25%) Waterfall
7 121 (14.88%) Project Management
8 116 (14.27%) BDD
9 100 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 90 (11.07%) Continuous Integration
11 89 (10.95%) OO
12 72 (8.86%) Test Scripting
13 69 (8.49%) DevOps
14 66 (8.12%) Risk Management
15 64 (7.87%) PRINCE2
16 55 (6.77%) Mentoring
17 53 (6.52%) E-Commerce
17 53 (6.52%) Unit Testing
18 46 (5.66%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 254 (31.24%) Java
2 220 (27.06%) JavaScript
3 204 (25.09%) C#
4 143 (17.59%) SQL
5 58 (7.13%) C++
6 46 (5.66%) PHP
7 45 (5.54%) Python
8 42 (5.17%) C
9 39 (4.80%) Ruby
10 21 (2.58%) Perl
11 16 (1.97%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.85%) Objective-C
13 14 (1.72%) COBOL
14 13 (1.60%) Apex Code
14 13 (1.60%) VB.NET
15 11 (1.35%) Apple Swift
15 11 (1.35%) Bash Shell
15 11 (1.35%) Groovy
16 10 (1.23%) ES6
17 8 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 133 (16.36%) Degree
2 46 (5.66%) PMI Certification
3 33 (4.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (3.44%) ISTQB
5 26 (3.20%) Security Cleared
6 23 (2.83%) ISEB
7 19 (2.34%) DV Cleared
7 19 (2.34%) Numerate Degree
8 14 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (1.11%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.86%) PMP
10 7 (0.86%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.86%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.49%) HND
11 4 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.37%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (0.37%) CISSP
13 2 (0.25%) APMG
13 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (10.21%) QA
2 15 (1.85%) PMO
3 5 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.62%) SLA
3 5 (0.62%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 3 (0.37%) P3O
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.25%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (2.21%) Hyper-V
1 18 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.98%) Puppet
3 7 (0.86%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.25%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.25%) Ansible
4 2 (0.25%) Terraform
5 1 (0.12%) Ambari
5 1 (0.12%) Cacti
5 1 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 83 (10.21%) Microsoft
2 75 (9.23%) Oracle
3 21 (2.58%) SAP
4 20 (2.46%) VMware
5 19 (2.34%) Google
6 17 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (2.09%) Xamarin
7 16 (1.97%) Cognizant
8 14 (1.72%) Sitecore
9 12 (1.48%) Capita
9 12 (1.48%) Chordiant
10 11 (1.35%) IBM
11 10 (1.23%) BroadVision
11 10 (1.23%) hybris
12 6 (0.74%) Sun
13 5 (0.62%) Progress
14 4 (0.49%) MuleSoft
14 4 (0.49%) Perforce
15 3 (0.37%) Sybase
15 3 (0.37%) Zend