Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 44 47
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -7
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 677 807 632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.66% 6.17% 5.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.22% 6.77% 5.91%
Number of salaries quoted 522 596 556
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,875 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £61,250
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 10,884 11,925 10,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.97% 91.14% 90.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8,751 9,507 8,953
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +4 428 £45,000 - 62
Cheshire -14 154 £47,500 +8.57% 28
Lancashire -2 58 £37,500 - 18
Merseyside 0 35 £43,750 +15.89% 10
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 436 (64.40%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (28.06%) Java
3 186 (27.47%) .NET
4 171 (25.26%) SQL
5 169 (24.96%) Scrum
6 167 (24.67%) C#
7 165 (24.37%) Finance
8 150 (22.16%) Software Engineering
9 136 (20.09%) JavaScript
10 135 (19.94%) Continuous Integration
11 128 (18.91%) Degree
12 125 (18.46%) Test Automation
13 117 (17.28%) TDD
14 105 (15.51%) HTML
15 95 (14.03%) SQL Server
16 90 (13.29%) BDD
17 89 (13.15%) MVC
18 87 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
19 86 (12.70%) Software Delivery
20 83 (12.26%) CSS
21 76 (11.23%) Banking
21 76 (11.23%) Waterfall
22 75 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
23 74 (10.93%) C
23 74 (10.93%) Project Management
24 72 (10.64%) Mentoring
25 71 (10.49%) Continuous Improvement
25 71 (10.49%) Microsoft
26 70 (10.34%) DevOps
27 69 (10.19%) ASP.NET

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 17 (2.51%) CMS
1 17 (2.51%) Confluence
2 12 (1.77%) IIS
3 7 (1.03%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.74%) Sitefinity
4 5 (0.74%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.59%) Apache Pig
5 4 (0.59%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.59%) JBoss
6 2 (0.30%) Apache
6 2 (0.30%) CICS
6 2 (0.30%) Jetty
6 2 (0.30%) Liferay
6 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.15%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (3.69%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) Blender
4 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.62%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.89%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.30%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.30%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.15%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.15%) Magento
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 38 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.33%) npm
5 8 (1.18%) SaaS
6 6 (0.89%) GitHub
6 6 (0.89%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.59%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.59%) Serverless
9 3 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.30%) Trello
10 2 (0.30%) Yarn
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.15%) Force.com
11 1 (0.15%) NuGet
11 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.77%) Internet
2 7 (1.03%) AMQP
2 7 (1.03%) Firewall
2 7 (1.03%) HTTP
3 6 (0.89%) Wireless
4 4 (0.59%) Broadband
4 4 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.30%) SMS
6 1 (0.15%) ATM
6 1 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.15%) SAN
6 1 (0.15%) Softphone
6 1 (0.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (14.03%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.68%) Big Data
3 39 (5.76%) MySQL
4 33 (4.87%) Relational Database
5 24 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (3.40%) NoSQL
7 18 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (2.51%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.36%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.48%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.18%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (0.74%) DB2
14 5 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (9.16%) Selenium
2 48 (7.09%) JIRA
3 37 (5.47%) Jenkins
4 36 (5.32%) Cucumber
5 32 (4.73%) Git (software)
6 21 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (3.10%) Visual Studio
7 18 (2.66%) Gradle
7 18 (2.66%) JUnit
8 15 (2.22%) Maven
9 14 (2.07%) Subversion
10 10 (1.48%) Mockito
11 9 (1.33%) Ant
11 9 (1.33%) JMeter
11 9 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (1.18%) gulp
12 8 (1.18%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.18%) WebDriver
13 7 (1.03%) Bitbucket
13 7 (1.03%) Grunt
General
1 165 (24.37%) Finance
2 76 (11.23%) Banking
3 45 (6.65%) Investment Banking
4 44 (6.50%) Law
4 44 (6.50%) Military
5 41 (6.06%) Retail
6 35 (5.17%) Electronics
7 22 (3.25%) Marketing
8 17 (2.51%) Games
9 13 (1.92%) Advertising
9 13 (1.92%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.18%) Legal
12 7 (1.03%) Back Office
13 6 (0.89%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.74%) Automotive
15 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.59%) Local Government
15 4 (0.59%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 221 (32.64%) Developer
2 84 (12.41%) Analyst
3 74 (10.93%) .NET Developer
4 68 (10.04%) Software Engineer
5 54 (7.98%) Project Manager
6 40 (5.91%) Business Analyst
7 39 (5.76%) Java Developer
8 38 (5.61%) C# Developer
9 36 (5.32%) Senior Developer
9 36 (5.32%) Tester
10 34 (5.02%) Scrum Master
11 33 (4.87%) Software Developer
12 32 (4.73%) C# .NET Developer
12 32 (4.73%) Test Engineer
13 29 (4.28%) Junior
14 25 (3.69%) Architect
14 25 (3.69%) Senior Software Engineer
15 24 (3.55%) Software Manager
16 23 (3.40%) SQL Developer
17 22 (3.25%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (27.47%) .NET
2 105 (15.51%) HTML
3 83 (12.26%) CSS
4 69 (10.19%) ASP.NET
5 59 (8.71%) Web Services
6 52 (7.68%) XML
7 48 (7.09%) Spring
8 42 (6.20%) HTML5
9 41 (6.06%) jQuery
10 39 (5.76%) .NET Framework
11 36 (5.32%) RESTful
12 34 (5.02%) Node.js
13 33 (4.87%) AngularJS
14 28 (4.14%) React
15 27 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC
15 27 (3.99%) REST
16 25 (3.69%) SOAP
17 22 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
18 21 (3.10%) XHTML
19 19 (2.81%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 75 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.68%) Computer Science
3 42 (6.20%) User Experience
4 33 (4.87%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (3.10%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.77%) Fintech
10 9 (1.33%) PMI
11 7 (1.03%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.03%) Social Network
12 6 (0.89%) EPoS
13 5 (0.74%) Life Science
13 5 (0.74%) LIMS
13 5 (0.74%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.74%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.74%) PKI
14 4 (0.59%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 54 (7.98%) Linux
2 18 (2.66%) Windows
3 14 (2.07%) Android
4 13 (1.92%) Unix
5 11 (1.62%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.74%) Solaris
7 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (64.40%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (24.96%) Scrum
3 150 (22.16%) Software Engineering
4 135 (19.94%) Continuous Integration
5 125 (18.46%) Test Automation
6 117 (17.28%) TDD
7 90 (13.29%) BDD
8 89 (13.15%) MVC
9 87 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
10 86 (12.70%) Software Delivery
11 76 (11.23%) Waterfall
12 74 (10.93%) Project Management
13 72 (10.64%) Mentoring
14 71 (10.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 70 (10.34%) DevOps
16 66 (9.75%) Line Management
17 64 (9.45%) Risk Management
18 62 (9.16%) Information Security
18 62 (9.16%) Test Scripting
19 59 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (28.06%) Java
2 171 (25.26%) SQL
3 167 (24.67%) C#
4 136 (20.09%) JavaScript
5 74 (10.93%) C
6 53 (7.83%) C++
7 51 (7.53%) Python
8 38 (5.61%) VB.NET
9 33 (4.87%) PHP
10 30 (4.43%) Perl
11 23 (3.40%) VB
12 19 (2.81%) T-SQL
13 16 (2.36%) Ruby
14 15 (2.22%) Java 8
15 14 (2.07%) Groovy
16 12 (1.77%) VB6
17 7 (1.03%) Go
17 7 (1.03%) PHP 5
17 7 (1.03%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 128 (18.91%) Degree
2 43 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.87%) ISTQB
4 26 (3.84%) DV Cleared
5 25 (3.69%) PMI Certification
6 24 (3.55%) PMP
7 23 (3.40%) ISEB
8 19 (2.81%) Numerate Degree
8 19 (2.81%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (1.48%) TOGAF Certification
10 8 (1.18%) APMG
11 7 (1.03%) CISSP
12 6 (0.89%) APMP
12 6 (0.89%) CSSLP
13 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.59%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.59%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (8.42%) QA
2 16 (2.36%) GDPR
3 8 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 8 (1.18%) PSD2
4 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.44%) MiFID
7 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.30%) PMO
7 2 (0.30%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 27 (3.99%) Hyper-V
1 27 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (3.69%) Docker
3 3 (0.44%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.15%) HDFS
4 1 (0.15%) LXC
4 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.62%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.89%) Ansible
4 4 (0.59%) Puppet
5 3 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.44%) Kibana
5 3 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.44%) Terraform
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.15%) Oozie
Vendors
1 71 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.58%) Oracle
3 27 (3.99%) VMware
4 13 (1.92%) SAP
5 9 (1.33%) Google
5 9 (1.33%) Twitter
6 7 (1.03%) Sun
7 4 (0.59%) Blue Prism
7 4 (0.59%) Intapp
7 4 (0.59%) Pega
7 4 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.59%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.44%) Cloudera
8 3 (0.44%) IBM
8 3 (0.44%) Splunk
8 3 (0.44%) Talend
8 3 (0.44%) TOWER Software
8 3 (0.44%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.30%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.30%) Zend