Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 39 50
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11 -12
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 800 889 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.40% 6.78% 4.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.02% 7.44% 5.42%
Number of salaries quoted 638 692 511
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 11,397 11,955 10,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.16% 91.15% 89.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9,196 9,722 8,663
North West median annual salary £44,500 £41,375 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.55% +3.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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 +4 478 £45,000 - 76
Cheshire -5 215 £50,000 +17.65% 22
Lancashire -5 66 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Merseyside -18 34 £46,250 +20.13% 12
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 517 (64.63%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (28.88%) Java
3 217 (27.13%) Finance
4 209 (26.13%) .NET
5 185 (23.13%) C#
5 185 (23.13%) Scrum
6 175 (21.88%) SQL
7 174 (21.75%) JavaScript
8 167 (20.88%) Software Engineering
9 149 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
10 142 (17.75%) Degree
11 136 (17.00%) Test Automation
12 135 (16.88%) HTML
13 129 (16.13%) TDD
14 119 (14.88%) MVC
15 118 (14.75%) CSS
16 113 (14.13%) SQL Server
17 111 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
18 110 (13.75%) Banking
19 107 (13.38%) Project Management
20 95 (11.88%) Software Delivery
21 92 (11.50%) Waterfall
21 92 (11.50%) C
22 89 (11.13%) Risk Management
22 89 (11.13%) BDD
23 88 (11.00%) Continuous Improvement
23 88 (11.00%) DevOps
24 87 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
25 82 (10.25%) QA
26 73 (9.13%) Analytical Skills

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 32 (4.00%) Confluence
2 17 (2.13%) CMS
3 10 (1.25%) IIS
4 8 (1.00%) Apache
4 8 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.63%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.50%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.50%) CICS
8 3 (0.38%) Sitefinity
9 2 (0.25%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.25%) JBoss
9 2 (0.25%) Jetty
9 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.13%) Blender
4 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.75%) SAP BPC
3 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.50%) Magento
5 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.38%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.25%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.13%) BASE24
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.88%) OpenShift
4 14 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.38%) GitHub
6 10 (1.25%) npm
7 9 (1.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 8 (1.00%) SaaS
9 5 (0.63%) NuGet
10 4 (0.50%) Serverless
11 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.25%) Yarn
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon SageMaker
13 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.63%) HTTP
1 13 (1.63%) Internet
2 6 (0.75%) Firewall
2 6 (0.75%) Wireless
3 5 (0.63%) Broadband
4 4 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.38%) LAN
5 3 (0.38%) WAN
5 3 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.25%) AMQP
6 2 (0.25%) SMS
7 1 (0.13%) ATM
7 1 (0.13%) CTI
7 1 (0.13%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.75%) Big Data
3 41 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (4.88%) MySQL
5 36 (4.50%) NoSQL
6 25 (3.13%) Relational Database
7 18 (2.25%) Hadoop
7 18 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.75%) MS Access
9 13 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
10 11 (1.38%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.38%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (1.25%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.13%) Redis
12 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 62 (7.75%) Selenium
2 52 (6.50%) Jenkins
3 49 (6.13%) JIRA
4 38 (4.75%) Git (software)
5 34 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (3.50%) Cucumber
7 23 (2.88%) Visual Studio
8 19 (2.38%) SonarQube
9 18 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (2.13%) JUnit
11 16 (2.00%) Maven
11 16 (2.00%) Subversion
12 15 (1.88%) gulp
13 14 (1.75%) Bitbucket
13 14 (1.75%) Gradle
13 14 (1.75%) WebDriver
14 13 (1.63%) Grunt
15 10 (1.25%) Jasmine
16 9 (1.13%) TeamCity
17 7 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 217 (27.13%) Finance
2 110 (13.75%) Banking
3 66 (8.25%) Investment Banking
4 60 (7.50%) Law
5 48 (6.00%) Retail
6 33 (4.13%) Military
7 23 (2.88%) Advertising
8 22 (2.75%) Marketing
9 15 (1.88%) Legal
10 11 (1.38%) Games
10 11 (1.38%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.13%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.88%) Electronics
13 6 (0.75%) Back Office
14 5 (0.63%) Automotive
14 5 (0.63%) Publishing
15 4 (0.50%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 268 (33.50%) Developer
2 113 (14.13%) Analyst
3 81 (10.13%) .NET Developer
4 74 (9.25%) Software Engineer
5 72 (9.00%) Project Manager
6 71 (8.88%) Business Analyst
7 58 (7.25%) Java Developer
8 47 (5.88%) C# Developer
9 45 (5.63%) Tester
10 43 (5.38%) Senior Developer
11 38 (4.75%) Junior
12 33 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
13 29 (3.63%) Architect
13 29 (3.63%) Technical Manager
14 26 (3.25%) Scrum Master
14 26 (3.25%) Software Developer
15 25 (3.13%) Release Manager
15 25 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
16 24 (3.00%) Software Manager
17 23 (2.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (26.13%) .NET
2 135 (16.88%) HTML
3 118 (14.75%) CSS
4 72 (9.00%) ASP.NET
4 72 (9.00%) Spring
5 69 (8.63%) Web Services
6 61 (7.63%) .NET Framework
7 51 (6.38%) XML
8 46 (5.75%) HTML5
9 45 (5.63%) AngularJS
10 44 (5.50%) RESTful
11 43 (5.38%) Node.js
12 41 (5.13%) jQuery
13 35 (4.38%) React
13 35 (4.38%) REST
13 35 (4.38%) SOAP
14 34 (4.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 33 (4.13%) Hibernate
16 32 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (3.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (6.63%) Computer Science
3 52 (6.50%) User Experience
4 30 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (3.50%) PMI
6 24 (3.00%) Mobile App
7 20 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (2.38%) Management Information System
9 17 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.63%) Social Network
11 12 (1.50%) Fintech
12 8 (1.00%) Algorithms
13 7 (0.88%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.75%) EPoS
15 5 (0.63%) IVR
15 5 (0.63%) Life Science
15 5 (0.63%) LIMS
15 5 (0.63%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.63%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 46 (5.75%) Linux
2 29 (3.63%) Windows
3 16 (2.00%) Unix
4 13 (1.63%) Android
5 10 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.50%) Solaris
8 3 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.13%) AIX
10 1 (0.13%) CentOS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (64.63%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (23.13%) Scrum
3 167 (20.88%) Software Engineering
4 149 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
5 136 (17.00%) Test Automation
6 129 (16.13%) TDD
7 119 (14.88%) MVC
8 111 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
9 107 (13.38%) Project Management
10 95 (11.88%) Software Delivery
11 92 (11.50%) Waterfall
12 89 (11.13%) BDD
12 89 (11.13%) Risk Management
13 88 (11.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 88 (11.00%) DevOps
14 87 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 72 (9.00%) Mentoring
16 71 (8.88%) Wealth Management
17 69 (8.63%) Web Development
18 62 (7.75%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 231 (28.88%) Java
2 185 (23.13%) C#
3 175 (21.88%) SQL
4 174 (21.75%) JavaScript
5 92 (11.50%) C
6 52 (6.50%) C++
7 43 (5.38%) Python
8 34 (4.25%) VB.NET
9 30 (3.75%) PHP
10 25 (3.13%) Ruby
11 23 (2.88%) T-SQL
12 21 (2.63%) Java 8
13 19 (2.38%) Perl
13 19 (2.38%) VB
14 18 (2.25%) VBA
15 14 (1.75%) Groovy
16 10 (1.25%) Go
17 8 (1.00%) VB6
18 7 (0.88%) Scala
18 7 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 142 (17.75%) Degree
2 70 (8.75%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.63%) DV Cleared
4 35 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 34 (4.25%) PMI Certification
6 32 (4.00%) ISTQB
7 26 (3.25%) Numerate Degree
8 21 (2.63%) ISEB
9 18 (2.25%) PMP
10 13 (1.63%) CISSP
11 12 (1.50%) CSSLP
12 11 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.25%) APMG
13 10 (1.25%) Sun Certification
13 10 (1.25%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (0.75%) APMP
14 6 (0.75%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (10.25%) QA
2 11 (1.38%) GDPR
2 11 (1.38%) PSD2
3 10 (1.25%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.88%) PMO
5 5 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.63%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 4 (0.50%) MiFID
7 3 (0.38%) GCP
7 3 (0.38%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (3.75%) Docker
2 17 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 17 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.25%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 21 (2.63%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.50%) Ansible
4 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.38%) Terraform
5 1 (0.13%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 63 (7.88%) Microsoft
2 54 (6.75%) Oracle
3 17 (2.13%) VMware
4 16 (2.00%) SAP
4 16 (2.00%) Sun
5 15 (1.88%) Capita
6 14 (1.75%) Twitter
7 12 (1.50%) Google
8 7 (0.88%) Splunk
9 6 (0.75%) HP
9 6 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.63%) IBM
10 5 (0.63%) Pega
11 4 (0.50%) Blue Prism
11 4 (0.50%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.50%) Cognizant
11 4 (0.50%) Intapp
11 4 (0.50%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.50%) Talend
12 3 (0.38%) Salesforce.com