Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 36 38
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -7
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 337 677 806
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 5.55% 6.62% 6.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.03% 7.07% 7.10%
Number of salaries quoted 287 402 639
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,325 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 5,587 9,570 11,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.07% 93.56% 92.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4,428 7,067 9,104
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SDLC as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SDLC in the North West.

Salary trend for SDLC in the North West

SDLC
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing SDLC in the North West over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 -3 236 £50,000 +9.89% 13
Cheshire +11 66 £47,500 -2.06% 9
Lancashire -17 19 £48,750 +35.42% 1
Cumbria - 8 £40,000 - 1
Merseyside +13 7 £56,250 +25.00%
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 210 (62.31%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (38.28%) SQL
3 100 (29.67%) JavaScript
4 76 (22.55%) C#
4 76 (22.55%) JIRA
5 71 (21.07%) Scrum
6 70 (20.77%) .NET
7 68 (20.18%) CSS
8 67 (19.88%) HTML
9 61 (18.10%) Azure
10 60 (17.80%) DevOps
10 60 (17.80%) Finance
11 58 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
12 57 (16.91%) Test Automation
13 54 (16.02%) Kanban
14 52 (15.43%) Mentoring
14 52 (15.43%) SQL Server
15 51 (15.13%) User Experience
16 49 (14.54%) AWS
16 49 (14.54%) QA
17 48 (14.24%) Java
18 46 (13.65%) Linux
18 46 (13.65%) Analytical Skills
19 42 (12.46%) MySQL
19 42 (12.46%) Microsoft
20 38 (11.28%) Project Management
20 38 (11.28%) AngularJS
21 37 (10.98%) MVC
21 37 (10.98%) TDD
21 37 (10.98%) Software Engineering

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 30 (8.90%) Confluence
2 10 (2.97%) IIS
3 8 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.78%) ExpressionEngine
4 6 (1.78%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.19%) Apache
5 4 (1.19%) CMS
5 4 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.89%) Liferay
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.30%) JBoss
8 1 (0.30%) nginx
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.30%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.30%) Figma
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.30%) Sketch
3 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.08%) Magento
2 3 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.59%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.30%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 61 (18.10%) Azure
2 49 (14.54%) AWS
3 21 (6.23%) GCP
4 11 (3.26%) PaaS
4 11 (3.26%) Slack
5 10 (2.97%) SaaS
6 7 (2.08%) Serverless
7 6 (1.78%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (1.78%) Office 365
7 6 (1.78%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.19%) G Suite
9 3 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.30%) Apigee
10 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.30%) BlazeMeter
10 1 (0.30%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.30%) GitHub
10 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.48%) SNMP
2 2 (0.59%) Skype
3 1 (0.30%) Firewall
3 1 (0.30%) HTTP
3 1 (0.30%) SSL
3 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.30%) VLAN
3 1 (0.30%) VPN
3 1 (0.30%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.46%) MySQL
3 31 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (5.93%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.56%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.67%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.67%) RDBMS
7 8 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (2.37%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.78%) Big Data
8 6 (1.78%) GIS
8 6 (1.78%) Power BI
9 4 (1.19%) Snowflake Schema
10 3 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.59%) DTS
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.30%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 76 (22.55%) JIRA
2 32 (9.50%) Git (software)
3 18 (5.34%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.34%) Selenium
4 15 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.56%) NetBeans
6 10 (2.97%) Subversion
6 10 (2.97%) WebDriver
7 9 (2.67%) Maven
7 9 (2.67%) PHPUnit
8 8 (2.37%) GitLab
8 8 (2.37%) Oracle APEX
8 8 (2.37%) SoapUI
9 7 (2.08%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.78%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.78%) JMeter
10 6 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.48%) Mockito
11 5 (1.48%) TestComplete
General
1 60 (17.80%) Finance
2 29 (8.61%) Banking
3 14 (4.15%) Retail
4 11 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (2.37%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.08%) Games
7 6 (1.78%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.48%) Law
8 5 (1.48%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.19%) Military
9 4 (1.19%) Publishing
9 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.89%) Back Office
10 3 (0.89%) Electronics
10 3 (0.89%) Legal
10 3 (0.89%) Marketing
11 2 (0.59%) Advertising
11 2 (0.59%) French Language
11 2 (0.59%) German Language
11 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 128 (37.98%) Developer
2 32 (9.50%) Analyst
3 28 (8.31%) Tester
4 27 (8.01%) .NET Developer
5 22 (6.53%) Senior Developer
6 20 (5.93%) C# Developer
7 19 (5.64%) Software Developer
7 19 (5.64%) Software Tester
8 18 (5.34%) Java Developer
9 17 (5.04%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (5.04%) Systems Analyst
10 16 (4.75%) Business Systems Analyst
11 15 (4.45%) Project Manager
12 14 (4.15%) Architect
12 14 (4.15%) Business Analyst
12 14 (4.15%) Quality Engineer
13 12 (3.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 12 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
13 12 (3.56%) Software Architect
14 10 (2.97%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (20.77%) .NET
2 68 (20.18%) CSS
3 67 (19.88%) HTML
4 38 (11.28%) AngularJS
5 31 (9.20%) React
6 25 (7.42%) .NET Core
7 21 (6.23%) Web Services
8 17 (5.04%) XML
9 16 (4.75%) ASP.NET
9 16 (4.75%) jQuery
10 14 (4.15%) .NET Framework
10 14 (4.15%) HTML5
10 14 (4.15%) Vue.js
11 12 (3.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (3.56%) Node.js
11 12 (3.56%) REST
12 10 (2.97%) Ajax
13 9 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (2.37%) Entity Framework
14 8 (2.37%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.13%) User Experience
2 46 (13.65%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.04%) Algorithms
5 12 (3.56%) Driving Licence
6 11 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.37%) Public Cloud
9 7 (2.08%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.19%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.19%) FMCG
11 4 (1.19%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.19%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.59%) Mobile Payment
14 1 (0.30%) Analytical Mindset
14 1 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.65%) Linux
2 22 (6.53%) Windows
3 13 (3.86%) Unix
4 6 (1.78%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.48%) Android
6 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.59%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (62.31%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (21.07%) Scrum
3 60 (17.80%) DevOps
4 58 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (16.91%) Test Automation
6 54 (16.02%) Kanban
7 52 (15.43%) Mentoring
8 38 (11.28%) Project Management
9 37 (10.98%) MVC
9 37 (10.98%) Software Engineering
9 37 (10.98%) TDD
10 35 (10.39%) OO
10 35 (10.39%) Software Testing
11 32 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (8.61%) OOP
13 27 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (7.72%) BDD
15 24 (7.12%) Unit Testing
16 23 (6.82%) Data Analysis
16 23 (6.82%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 129 (38.28%) SQL
2 100 (29.67%) JavaScript
3 76 (22.55%) C#
4 48 (14.24%) Java
5 33 (9.79%) Python
6 18 (5.34%) PHP
7 13 (3.86%) ES6
7 13 (3.86%) PL/SQL
7 13 (3.86%) Ruby
8 12 (3.56%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.56%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.37%) Java 8
9 8 (2.37%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.08%) C
10 7 (2.08%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.78%) C++
11 6 (1.78%) Go
12 5 (1.48%) Groovy
12 5 (1.48%) Scala
12 5 (1.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (10.39%) Degree
2 13 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (3.56%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.26%) PhD
5 8 (2.37%) DBS Check
6 6 (1.78%) ISEB
6 6 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.89%) MCPD
7 3 (0.89%) MCSD
7 3 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.59%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) CISSP
9 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.30%) OSCP
9 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (14.54%) QA
2 13 (3.86%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.37%) GDPR
4 3 (0.89%) PMO
4 3 (0.89%) SLA
5 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.30%) NIST
6 1 (0.30%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (8.31%) Docker
2 6 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.78%) Hyper-V
2 6 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (4.45%) Ansible
1 15 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (3.86%) Kubernetes
3 12 (3.56%) Puppet
4 10 (2.97%) Terraform
5 6 (1.78%) Grafana
5 6 (1.78%) Kibana
6 3 (0.89%) Packer
7 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 42 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.12%) Oracle
3 20 (5.93%) Google
4 8 (2.37%) SAP
5 6 (1.78%) CA
5 6 (1.78%) SaltStack
5 6 (1.78%) VMware
5 6 (1.78%) Zend
6 5 (1.48%) CA Agile Central
6 5 (1.48%) IBM
6 5 (1.48%) Micro Focus
6 5 (1.48%) Parasoft
6 5 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.19%) Databricks
7 4 (1.19%) Sage
7 4 (1.19%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.19%) Unisys
7 4 (1.19%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.59%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.59%) Red Hat