Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 47 45
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 623 804 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.35% 6.08% 5.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.91% 6.68% 6.16%
Number of salaries quoted 482 598 622
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £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 10,546 12,043 11,397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.61% 91.08% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8,471 9,578 9,519
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 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £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 November 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 17 November 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 -3 369 £45,000 - 68
Cheshire -16 157 £45,000 - 24
Lancashire +24 62 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Merseyside -6 31 £32,500 -18.24% 18
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 400 (64.21%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (29.37%) Java
3 182 (29.21%) .NET
4 164 (26.32%) C#
5 151 (24.24%) SQL
6 149 (23.92%) Scrum
7 142 (22.79%) Software Engineering
8 136 (21.83%) Finance
9 122 (19.58%) Test Automation
10 119 (19.10%) JavaScript
11 113 (18.14%) Degree
12 105 (16.85%) TDD
13 93 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
13 93 (14.93%) HTML
14 90 (14.45%) SQL Server
15 86 (13.80%) Analytical Skills
16 82 (13.16%) Microsoft
17 79 (12.68%) Project Management
18 75 (12.04%) Waterfall
19 74 (11.88%) BDD
20 73 (11.72%) CSS
21 70 (11.24%) MVC
21 70 (11.24%) Test Scripting
22 69 (11.08%) Banking
23 68 (10.91%) Web Services
24 67 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
25 66 (10.59%) Selenium
26 65 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
27 64 (10.27%) Software Delivery
28 62 (9.95%) DevOps

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 28 (4.49%) Confluence
2 11 (1.77%) IIS
3 10 (1.61%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.44%) CMS
5 8 (1.28%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.12%) Liferay
7 6 (0.96%) Apache
8 5 (0.80%) Sitefinity
9 4 (0.64%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.64%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.32%) CICS
10 2 (0.32%) JBoss
10 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (3.37%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.16%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.12%) OpenShift
4 5 (0.80%) Force.com
5 4 (0.64%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.64%) SaaS
6 3 (0.48%) npm
7 2 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.32%) Apigee
7 2 (0.32%) Trello
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon SageMaker
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.16%) GitHub
8 1 (0.16%) Office 365
8 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.93%) Internet
2 7 (1.12%) AMQP
3 5 (0.80%) Firewall
4 4 (0.64%) Broadband
4 4 (0.64%) Wireless
5 3 (0.48%) HTTP
5 3 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.16%) ATM
6 1 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.16%) SAN
6 1 (0.16%) SMS
6 1 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (14.45%) SQL Server
2 50 (8.03%) Big Data
3 27 (4.33%) MySQL
4 23 (3.69%) Relational Database
5 22 (3.53%) Hadoop
6 15 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.93%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.77%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
8 11 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (1.12%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 66 (10.59%) Selenium
2 56 (8.99%) JIRA
3 46 (7.38%) Cucumber
4 33 (5.30%) Jenkins
5 30 (4.82%) Git (software)
6 23 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (3.37%) Visual Studio
8 20 (3.21%) Gradle
9 16 (2.57%) SoapUI
10 13 (2.09%) JMeter
11 12 (1.93%) JUnit
11 12 (1.93%) Maven
12 11 (1.77%) Ant
12 11 (1.77%) Mockito
13 10 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (1.44%) FitNesse
15 8 (1.28%) HP UFT
15 8 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
15 8 (1.28%) PHPUnit
16 7 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 136 (21.83%) Finance
2 69 (11.08%) Banking
3 47 (7.54%) Law
4 41 (6.58%) Retail
5 40 (6.42%) Investment Banking
6 35 (5.62%) Electronics
7 34 (5.46%) Military
8 20 (3.21%) Marketing
9 16 (2.57%) Games
10 12 (1.93%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.44%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.96%) Advertising
14 5 (0.80%) Back Office
14 5 (0.80%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.64%) International Banking
15 4 (0.64%) Local Government
16 3 (0.48%) Legal
17 2 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 195 (31.30%) Developer
2 87 (13.96%) Analyst
3 62 (9.95%) .NET Developer
4 52 (8.35%) Software Engineer
5 48 (7.70%) Project Manager
6 40 (6.42%) Software Developer
7 36 (5.78%) C# Developer
7 36 (5.78%) Tester
8 32 (5.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 31 (4.98%) Business Analyst
9 31 (4.98%) Test Analyst
10 30 (4.82%) Scrum Master
10 30 (4.82%) Senior Developer
10 30 (4.82%) Test Engineer
11 29 (4.65%) Graduate
12 24 (3.85%) Architect
13 23 (3.69%) Junior
13 23 (3.69%) Software Tester
14 22 (3.53%) Java Developer
15 21 (3.37%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (29.21%) .NET
2 93 (14.93%) HTML
3 73 (11.72%) CSS
4 68 (10.91%) Web Services
5 62 (9.95%) ASP.NET
6 50 (8.03%) jQuery
7 49 (7.87%) XML
8 41 (6.58%) HTML5
9 36 (5.78%) SOAP
10 35 (5.62%) REST
10 35 (5.62%) Spring
11 28 (4.49%) AngularJS
12 23 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (3.53%) Gherkin
14 21 (3.37%) React
14 21 (3.37%) RESTful
14 21 (3.37%) XHTML
15 19 (3.05%) Node.js
16 17 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (2.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 86 (13.80%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.14%) User Experience
4 29 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 21 (3.37%) Fintech
7 20 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.28%) PMI
11 7 (1.12%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.12%) APACS
12 5 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
13 4 (0.64%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.64%) EPoS
13 4 (0.64%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.64%) PKI
13 4 (0.64%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.48%) Life Science
14 3 (0.48%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 52 (8.35%) Linux
2 30 (4.82%) Windows
3 16 (2.57%) Unix
4 13 (2.09%) Android
5 8 (1.28%) Solaris
6 7 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.32%) CentOS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (64.21%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (23.92%) Scrum
3 142 (22.79%) Software Engineering
4 122 (19.58%) Test Automation
5 105 (16.85%) TDD
6 93 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
7 79 (12.68%) Project Management
8 75 (12.04%) Waterfall
9 74 (11.88%) BDD
10 70 (11.24%) MVC
10 70 (11.24%) Test Scripting
11 67 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
12 65 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 64 (10.27%) Software Delivery
14 62 (9.95%) DevOps
14 62 (9.95%) Risk Management
15 57 (9.15%) Mentoring
16 54 (8.67%) Web Development
17 52 (8.35%) Line Management
18 49 (7.87%) OO
Programming Languages
1 183 (29.37%) Java
2 164 (26.32%) C#
3 151 (24.24%) SQL
4 119 (19.10%) JavaScript
5 56 (8.99%) C++
6 47 (7.54%) C
7 44 (7.06%) Python
8 30 (4.82%) PHP
9 29 (4.65%) VB.NET
10 23 (3.69%) Perl
11 19 (3.05%) VB
12 18 (2.89%) Java 8
13 15 (2.41%) Ruby
14 12 (1.93%) Groovy
14 12 (1.93%) VB6
15 11 (1.77%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.12%) Apex Code
16 7 (1.12%) PHP 5
17 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 113 (18.14%) Degree
2 43 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 31 (4.98%) ISEB
4 27 (4.33%) PMI Certification
4 27 (4.33%) PMP
5 18 (2.89%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (2.09%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.12%) SC Cleared
11 6 (0.96%) APMG
11 6 (0.96%) APMP
12 5 (0.80%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.64%) PhD
14 2 (0.32%) CISSP
14 2 (0.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (9.47%) QA
2 18 (2.89%) GDPR
3 5 (0.80%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.80%) PSD2
4 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.32%) PMO
6 2 (0.32%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 20 (3.21%) Hyper-V
1 20 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.57%) Docker
3 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.32%) HDFS
5 1 (0.16%) LXC
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.12%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.64%) Puppet
4 3 (0.48%) Ansible
4 3 (0.48%) Kibana
4 3 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.16%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 82 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 35 (5.62%) Oracle
3 20 (3.21%) VMware
4 11 (1.77%) Google
5 8 (1.28%) Atlassian
5 8 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.12%) HP
7 6 (0.96%) Twitter
8 5 (0.80%) SAP
8 5 (0.80%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.64%) Blue Prism
9 4 (0.64%) Intapp
10 3 (0.48%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.48%) Talend
10 3 (0.48%) Unisys
11 2 (0.32%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.32%) Chordiant
11 2 (0.32%) Cisco
11 2 (0.32%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.32%) IBM