Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 35 51
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16 +1
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 858 823 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.69% 6.64% 4.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.35% 7.34% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 615 699 535
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,225 £28,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
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 11,670 11,206 10,534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.99% 90.47% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 9,343 9,353 8,738
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,000 £24,675
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 February 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 21 February 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 -3 485 £45,000 - 77
Cheshire +17 265 £47,500 +18.75% 30
Merseyside +8 57 £39,500 -7.06% 9
Lancashire -28 42 £35,000 -9.09% 17
Cumbria - 2 £40,000 -
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 555 (64.69%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (30.30%) Java
3 256 (29.84%) Finance
4 195 (22.73%) C#
4 195 (22.73%) .NET
5 194 (22.61%) JavaScript
6 184 (21.45%) Scrum
6 184 (21.45%) Test Automation
7 173 (20.16%) MVC
8 161 (18.76%) TDD
9 147 (17.13%) Software Engineering
9 147 (17.13%) QA
10 143 (16.67%) CSS
11 142 (16.55%) HTML
12 137 (15.97%) Degree
13 123 (14.34%) SQL Server
14 120 (13.99%) Project Management
14 120 (13.99%) SQL
15 119 (13.87%) Banking
16 113 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 113 (13.17%) Waterfall
17 111 (12.94%) BDD
18 109 (12.70%) ASP.NET
19 107 (12.47%) Continuous Integration
20 98 (11.42%) OO
21 94 (10.96%) Web Services
21 94 (10.96%) jQuery
21 94 (10.96%) Spring
22 90 (10.49%) DevOps
23 89 (10.37%) Selenium

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 (3.96%) Confluence
2 16 (1.86%) CMS
3 11 (1.28%) CICS
4 10 (1.17%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.05%) Apache Pig
5 9 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.05%) IIS
6 8 (0.93%) Apache
7 5 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.47%) JBoss
9 3 (0.35%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.35%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.35%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.12%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
1 13 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.93%) Magento
2 7 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.47%) BASE24
4 3 (0.35%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Exstream
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.68%) GitHub
3 13 (1.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 13 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.40%) OpenShift
5 11 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (0.82%) SaaS
7 3 (0.35%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.35%) npm
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.23%) Route 53
8 2 (0.23%) Serverless
8 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.23%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.26%) HTTP
1 28 (3.26%) Internet
2 5 (0.58%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.47%) LAN
4 3 (0.35%) WAN
4 3 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.23%) IPsec
5 2 (0.23%) OpenVPN
5 2 (0.23%) RFID
5 2 (0.23%) WLAN
6 1 (0.12%) ATM
6 1 (0.12%) DHCP
6 1 (0.12%) VLAN
6 1 (0.12%) VPN
6 1 (0.12%) Wireless
6 1 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (14.34%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.41%) NoSQL
3 40 (4.66%) MySQL
4 32 (3.73%) Big Data
5 31 (3.61%) DB2
6 30 (3.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 29 (3.38%) Relational Database
8 25 (2.91%) Hadoop
9 18 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (1.75%) RDBMS
11 14 (1.63%) Redis
12 13 (1.52%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.05%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.05%) IMS/DB
14 7 (0.82%) Endeca
15 5 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
16 4 (0.47%) GIS
16 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database
17 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
17 3 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 89 (10.37%) Selenium
2 74 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 70 (8.16%) Git (software)
4 65 (7.58%) Cucumber
5 64 (7.46%) JIRA
6 32 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (3.61%) WebDriver
8 29 (3.38%) Bitbucket
9 23 (2.68%) Gradle
10 22 (2.56%) SonarQube
10 22 (2.56%) Visual Studio
11 19 (2.21%) Redmine
12 16 (1.86%) Jasmine
13 14 (1.63%) JUnit
14 13 (1.52%) HP UFT
14 13 (1.52%) Maven
14 13 (1.52%) Subversion
15 12 (1.40%) gulp
15 12 (1.40%) Xcode
16 11 (1.28%) Grunt
General
1 256 (29.84%) Finance
2 119 (13.87%) Banking
3 60 (6.99%) Investment Banking
4 56 (6.53%) Law
5 50 (5.83%) Advertising
6 47 (5.48%) Retail
7 28 (3.26%) Manufacturing
8 26 (3.03%) Marketing
9 21 (2.45%) Legal
10 14 (1.63%) Military
11 12 (1.40%) Publishing
12 10 (1.17%) Telecoms
13 9 (1.05%) Electronics
14 6 (0.70%) Games
15 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.47%) Back Office
17 3 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.23%) Russian Language
19 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 292 (34.03%) Developer
2 123 (14.34%) Analyst
3 108 (12.59%) .NET Developer
4 86 (10.02%) Java Developer
5 74 (8.62%) Business Analyst
6 69 (8.04%) Project Manager
7 67 (7.81%) Architect
8 61 (7.11%) Software Developer
9 59 (6.88%) Tester
10 45 (5.24%) Senior Developer
11 44 (5.13%) C# Developer
12 41 (4.78%) C# .NET Developer
12 41 (4.78%) Software Engineer
13 37 (4.31%) Senior Analyst
14 35 (4.08%) Automation Tester
14 35 (4.08%) Test Analyst
15 32 (3.73%) Senior Business Analyst
16 29 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 28 (3.26%) Junior
18 26 (3.03%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (22.73%) .NET
2 143 (16.67%) CSS
3 142 (16.55%) HTML
4 109 (12.70%) ASP.NET
5 94 (10.96%) jQuery
5 94 (10.96%) Spring
5 94 (10.96%) Web Services
6 77 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
6 77 (8.97%) Hibernate
7 73 (8.51%) HTML5
7 73 (8.51%) WCF
8 66 (7.69%) REST
9 64 (7.46%) RESTful
10 62 (7.23%) .NET Framework
10 62 (7.23%) SOAP
11 61 (7.11%) Node.js
12 58 (6.76%) AngularJS
13 57 (6.64%) CSS3
14 48 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
15 47 (5.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 85 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (7.69%) PMI
3 53 (6.18%) Mobile App
4 51 (5.94%) User Experience
5 44 (5.13%) Computer Science
6 30 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
6 30 (3.50%) Social Network
7 24 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.52%) RIA
9 11 (1.28%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.17%) Mainframe
10 10 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.05%) PKI
12 8 (0.93%) Fintech
13 6 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.58%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
15 4 (0.47%) N-Tier
15 4 (0.47%) Online Banking
15 4 (0.47%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 61 (7.11%) Linux
2 40 (4.66%) Windows
3 31 (3.61%) Apple iOS
4 26 (3.03%) Android
5 24 (2.80%) Unix
6 5 (0.58%) CentOS
6 5 (0.58%) Mac OS
6 5 (0.58%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (64.69%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (21.45%) Scrum
2 184 (21.45%) Test Automation
3 173 (20.16%) MVC
4 161 (18.76%) TDD
5 147 (17.13%) Software Engineering
6 120 (13.99%) Project Management
7 113 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 113 (13.17%) Waterfall
8 111 (12.94%) BDD
9 107 (12.47%) Continuous Integration
10 98 (11.42%) OO
11 90 (10.49%) DevOps
12 81 (9.44%) Risk Management
13 72 (8.39%) Test Scripting
14 71 (8.28%) ITIL
15 67 (7.81%) Unit Testing
16 64 (7.46%) PRINCE2
17 61 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
18 60 (6.99%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 260 (30.30%) Java
2 195 (22.73%) C#
3 194 (22.61%) JavaScript
4 120 (13.99%) SQL
5 70 (8.16%) C++
6 54 (6.29%) C
6 54 (6.29%) Python
7 51 (5.94%) Ruby
8 48 (5.59%) PHP
9 20 (2.33%) Perl
9 20 (2.33%) VB.NET
10 14 (1.63%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.28%) Apple Swift
11 11 (1.28%) Go
11 11 (1.28%) Objective-C
12 9 (1.05%) COBOL
12 9 (1.05%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.93%) Embedded C
14 7 (0.82%) ES6
Qualifications
1 137 (15.97%) Degree
2 66 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 37 (4.31%) ISTQB
4 30 (3.50%) Security Cleared
5 27 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (2.80%) ISEB
7 21 (2.45%) DV Cleared
8 20 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
9 18 (2.10%) Sun Certification
10 13 (1.52%) Master's Degree
11 12 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (1.05%) SC Cleared
13 8 (0.93%) PMP
14 7 (0.82%) CISSP
15 5 (0.58%) CSSLP
16 4 (0.47%) APMG
16 4 (0.47%) HND
16 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
17 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 2 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (17.13%) QA
2 16 (1.86%) PMO
3 11 (1.28%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 6 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.58%) SLA
6 4 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.47%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.35%) P3O
8 2 (0.23%) MiFID
8 2 (0.23%) PSD2
9 1 (0.12%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 19 (2.21%) Hyper-V
1 19 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.17%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.82%) Puppet
3 7 (0.82%) ZABBIX
4 5 (0.58%) Simian Army
5 3 (0.35%) Ansible
6 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.23%) Terraform
7 1 (0.12%) Ambari
Vendors
1 73 (8.51%) Oracle
2 58 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 29 (3.38%) SAP
4 21 (2.45%) VMware
5 19 (2.21%) Google
6 17 (1.98%) Sun
7 14 (1.63%) Capita
8 10 (1.17%) IBM
8 10 (1.17%) Xamarin
9 9 (1.05%) HP
10 8 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.82%) BroadVision
11 7 (0.82%) hybris
11 7 (0.82%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.70%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.70%) Twitter
13 5 (0.58%) Adobe
13 5 (0.58%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.58%) WorldPay
14 3 (0.35%) Apigee