Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 47 38
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 +13
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 829 638 775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.30% 5.35% 5.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.02% 6.03% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 612 561 616
North West median annual salary £42,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.59% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £27,550 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £59,375
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 11813 10579 11737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.76% 88.76% 89.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9414 8869 9660
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.36%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -1 470 £45,000 +5.88% 29
Cheshire +38 221 £42,500 - 12
Lancashire -7 76 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Merseyside +6 57 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Cumbria +5 3 £52,500 +8.25%
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 558 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (29.92%) Finance
3 241 (29.07%) .NET
4 236 (28.47%) Java
5 226 (27.26%) JavaScript
6 225 (27.14%) C#
7 220 (26.54%) SQL
8 201 (24.25%) HTML
9 178 (21.47%) SQL Server
9 178 (21.47%) Scrum
10 174 (20.99%) TDD
11 171 (20.63%) Test Automation
12 157 (18.94%) CSS
13 153 (18.46%) MVC
14 138 (16.65%) Degree
15 137 (16.53%) ASP.NET
16 134 (16.16%) Microsoft
16 134 (16.16%) Waterfall
17 128 (15.44%) Web Services
17 128 (15.44%) jQuery
18 126 (15.20%) Software Engineering
19 121 (14.60%) Project Management
20 101 (12.18%) Banking
20 101 (12.18%) Git (software)
21 99 (11.94%) Oracle
22 97 (11.70%) Spring
23 90 (10.86%) BDD
24 86 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
25 85 (10.25%) Retail
25 85 (10.25%) Continuous Integration

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 34 (4.10%) CMS
2 26 (3.14%) Sitecore CMS
3 23 (2.77%) Umbraco
4 22 (2.65%) JBoss
5 20 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 19 (2.29%) WebSphere
7 17 (2.05%) WebLogic
8 15 (1.81%) Confluence
9 13 (1.57%) CICS
9 13 (1.57%) OpenEdge
9 13 (1.57%) SharePoint
10 9 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
11 6 (0.72%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.72%) nginx
12 5 (0.60%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.60%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.60%) GlassFish
12 5 (0.60%) IIS
13 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (0.97%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.36%) BASE24
3 3 (0.36%) Magento
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (4.10%) GitHub
3 19 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.33%) Force.com
5 9 (1.09%) SaaS
6 6 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.48%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.24%) Route 53
9 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.12%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.12%) PaaS
10 1 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.12%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.46%) HTTP
2 17 (2.05%) Internet
3 12 (1.45%) SSL
4 10 (1.21%) HTTPS
5 9 (1.09%) FTP
6 5 (0.60%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.60%) LLU
7 2 (0.24%) ATM
7 2 (0.24%) Intranet
7 2 (0.24%) IPsec
7 2 (0.24%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.12%) LDAP
8 1 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (21.47%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.91%) DB2
3 38 (4.58%) MySQL
4 33 (3.98%) Relational Database
5 21 (2.53%) NoSQL
6 18 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (2.05%) Big Data
8 15 (1.81%) Hadoop
9 11 (1.33%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.09%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.97%) Endeca
12 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (0.72%) IMS/DB
13 6 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.60%) Apache Hive
15 4 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.36%) DTS
Development Applications
1 101 (12.18%) Git (software)
2 79 (9.53%) Selenium
3 75 (9.05%) Jenkins
4 62 (7.48%) Cucumber
5 54 (6.51%) JIRA
6 48 (5.79%) Visual Studio
7 43 (5.19%) Subversion
8 36 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (3.98%) Gradle
10 27 (3.26%) WebDriver
11 24 (2.90%) SonarQube
12 23 (2.77%) JUnit
13 19 (2.29%) Bitbucket
14 17 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (1.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 15 (1.81%) Jasmine
17 11 (1.33%) ClearCase
17 11 (1.33%) Maven
18 7 (0.84%) Eclipse
18 7 (0.84%) HP UFT
General
1 248 (29.92%) Finance
2 101 (12.18%) Banking
3 85 (10.25%) Retail
4 35 (4.22%) Marketing
5 25 (3.02%) Advertising
5 25 (3.02%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.02%) Law
6 17 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.93%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.69%) Legal
9 11 (1.33%) Electronics
10 9 (1.09%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.84%) Games
12 6 (0.72%) Back Office
12 6 (0.72%) Military
12 6 (0.72%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.48%) Automotive
14 3 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 325 (39.20%) Developer
2 137 (16.53%) Analyst
3 112 (13.51%) Java Developer
4 101 (12.18%) .NET Developer
5 74 (8.93%) Business Analyst
6 68 (8.20%) Software Developer
7 66 (7.96%) C# Developer
8 62 (7.48%) C# .NET Developer
9 56 (6.76%) Senior Developer
10 55 (6.63%) Architect
11 45 (5.43%) Tester
12 40 (4.83%) Project Manager
13 36 (4.34%) Automation Tester
13 36 (4.34%) Senior Java Developer
14 34 (4.10%) Development Manager
14 34 (4.10%) Test Analyst
15 29 (3.50%) ASP.NET Developer
16 28 (3.38%) Designer
17 27 (3.26%) Junior
18 26 (3.14%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (29.07%) .NET
2 201 (24.25%) HTML
3 157 (18.94%) CSS
4 137 (16.53%) ASP.NET
5 128 (15.44%) jQuery
5 128 (15.44%) Web Services
6 97 (11.70%) Spring
7 83 (10.01%) HTML5
8 82 (9.89%) Hibernate
9 78 (9.41%) XML
10 73 (8.81%) AngularJS
11 69 (8.32%) REST
12 64 (7.72%) SOAP
13 62 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC
14 58 (7.00%) JSON
15 53 (6.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 46 (5.55%) .NET Framework
16 46 (5.55%) J2EE
17 37 (4.46%) EJB
18 34 (4.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.88%) Mobile App
2 55 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
4 44 (5.31%) Computer Science
5 43 (5.19%) User Experience
6 36 (4.34%) iPad
7 24 (2.90%) Mainframe
8 21 (2.53%) AS400
8 21 (2.53%) iSeries
9 18 (2.17%) PMI
10 15 (1.81%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.33%) Social Media
12 9 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.84%) Data Centre
13 7 (0.84%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.60%) PKI
14 5 (0.60%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 74 (8.93%) Linux
1 74 (8.93%) Windows
2 26 (3.14%) Android
3 22 (2.65%) Apple iOS
4 16 (1.93%) Mac OS
5 14 (1.69%) Unix
6 8 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.60%) CentOS
9 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.36%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (67.31%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (21.47%) Scrum
3 174 (20.99%) TDD
4 171 (20.63%) Test Automation
5 153 (18.46%) MVC
6 134 (16.16%) Waterfall
7 126 (15.20%) Software Engineering
8 121 (14.60%) Project Management
9 90 (10.86%) BDD
10 86 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 85 (10.25%) Continuous Integration
12 79 (9.53%) OO
13 78 (9.41%) Test Scripting
14 59 (7.12%) ITIL
15 57 (6.88%) PRINCE2
15 57 (6.88%) Unit Testing
16 50 (6.03%) DevOps
16 50 (6.03%) E-Commerce
16 50 (6.03%) Risk Management
17 49 (5.91%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 236 (28.47%) Java
2 226 (27.26%) JavaScript
3 225 (27.14%) C#
4 220 (26.54%) SQL
5 37 (4.46%) Ruby
6 36 (4.34%) T-SQL
7 33 (3.98%) PHP
8 32 (3.86%) Python
9 31 (3.74%) C++
10 24 (2.90%) C
11 21 (2.53%) RPG
12 14 (1.69%) VB
13 13 (1.57%) Apex Code
13 13 (1.57%) COBOL
14 12 (1.45%) Objective-C
15 11 (1.33%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.21%) Groovy
16 10 (1.21%) Perl
17 9 (1.09%) VB.NET
17 9 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 138 (16.65%) Degree
2 36 (4.34%) ISEB
3 35 (4.22%) ISTQB
4 32 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (3.26%) Security Cleared
6 19 (2.29%) PMI Certification
7 16 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (1.45%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.33%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.84%) PMP
12 6 (0.72%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.60%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.48%) CISSP
15 3 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
16 2 (0.24%) APMG
16 2 (0.24%) CISA
16 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 1 (0.12%) CISM
17 1 (0.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (8.20%) QA
2 10 (1.21%) PMO
3 5 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (0.48%) MiFID
4 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.36%) COBIT
6 2 (0.24%) P3O
6 2 (0.24%) SLA
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 9 (1.09%) Docker
2 8 (0.97%) Hyper-V
2 8 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (0.97%) Puppet
3 6 (0.72%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.24%) Ansible
4 2 (0.24%) Terraform
5 1 (0.12%) Ambari
5 1 (0.12%) Cacti
5 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 134 (16.16%) Microsoft
2 99 (11.94%) Oracle
3 37 (4.46%) IBM
4 34 (4.10%) Cognizant
5 28 (3.38%) Sitecore
6 21 (2.53%) SAP
7 20 (2.41%) Xamarin
8 15 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.33%) Chordiant
10 10 (1.21%) Google
10 10 (1.21%) VMware
11 8 (0.97%) BroadVision
11 8 (0.97%) hybris
11 8 (0.97%) Zend
12 5 (0.60%) Perforce
12 5 (0.60%) Progress
12 5 (0.60%) Sun
13 4 (0.48%) Pega
13 4 (0.48%) webMethods
14 3 (0.36%) ServiceNow