Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 43 43
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +4
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 615 677 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.84% 5.66% 6.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.21% 6.19% 6.89%
Number of salaries quoted 338 515 614
North West median annual salary £42,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 9,897 10,933 12,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.97% 91.43% 91.62%
Number of salaries quoted 7,471 8,785 9,613
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,734 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 +5 394 £45,500 +1.11% 46
Lancashire +10 136 £37,080 -1.12% 7
Cheshire -21 73 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Merseyside -22 12 £50,989 +13.31% 9
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 394 (64.07%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (30.73%) Test Automation
3 185 (30.08%) C#
4 165 (26.83%) .NET
5 160 (26.02%) Java
6 156 (25.37%) Software Engineering
7 144 (23.41%) Degree
8 140 (22.76%) SQL
9 139 (22.60%) Problem-Solving
10 138 (22.44%) JavaScript
10 138 (22.44%) Broadband
11 134 (21.79%) JIRA
12 130 (21.14%) Scrum
13 122 (19.84%) DevOps
14 121 (19.67%) HTML
15 117 (19.02%) SQL Server
16 115 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
17 105 (17.07%) QA
18 104 (16.91%) Microsoft
19 103 (16.75%) Continuous Improvement
20 101 (16.42%) Azure
21 94 (15.28%) Mentoring
22 93 (15.12%) Collaborative Working
23 92 (14.96%) MVC
24 91 (14.80%) CSS
25 80 (13.01%) C++
25 80 (13.01%) Software Delivery
26 77 (12.52%) ISTQB
27 75 (12.20%) Git (software)
28 74 (12.03%) Waterfall

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 61 (9.92%) Confluence
2 16 (2.60%) WebSphere
3 13 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.95%) Apache Solr
5 11 (1.79%) Umbraco
6 9 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.14%) IIS
9 5 (0.81%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.49%) Apache
10 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.49%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (0.98%) FileZilla
1 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.33%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 101 (16.42%) Azure
2 58 (9.43%) AWS
3 45 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (4.07%) GCP
5 10 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
5 10 (1.63%) SaaS
6 7 (1.14%) GitHub
7 5 (0.81%) Serverless
8 4 (0.65%) npm
8 4 (0.65%) Office 365
8 4 (0.65%) PaaS
8 4 (0.65%) Power Platform
8 4 (0.65%) Slack
9 3 (0.49%) IaaS
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.33%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 138 (22.44%) Broadband
2 10 (1.63%) Calico
3 7 (1.14%) Skype
4 6 (0.98%) HTTP
5 5 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (0.49%) Intranet
7 2 (0.33%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.16%) Firewall
8 1 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (19.02%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (4.72%) Azure SQL Database
4 17 (2.76%) Amazon Redshift
4 17 (2.76%) BigQuery
4 17 (2.76%) Snowflake Schema
5 16 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (1.79%) Hadoop
9 11 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.63%) Big Data
10 10 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.46%) MySQL
12 7 (1.14%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.81%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.81%) Redis
14 4 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 134 (21.79%) JIRA
2 75 (12.20%) Git (software)
3 55 (8.94%) Selenium
4 46 (7.48%) Jenkins
5 31 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (4.88%) SoapUI
7 23 (3.74%) Gerrit
8 22 (3.58%) Visual Studio
9 21 (3.41%) TeamCity
10 18 (2.93%) Cucumber
11 13 (2.11%) SpecFlow
12 11 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (1.63%) ReSharper
13 10 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (1.30%) Hudson
14 8 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (1.14%) NetBeans
15 7 (1.14%) RSpec
16 6 (0.98%) Bugzilla
General
1 60 (9.76%) Finance
2 51 (8.29%) Banking
3 30 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.55%) Retail
5 22 (3.58%) Marketing
6 18 (2.93%) Aerospace
7 17 (2.76%) Military
8 12 (1.95%) Publishing
9 11 (1.79%) Public Sector
10 10 (1.63%) Avionics
11 8 (1.30%) Law
12 6 (0.98%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.65%) Advertising
14 4 (0.65%) Back Office
14 4 (0.65%) Electronics
15 2 (0.33%) Games
15 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.33%) Local Government
16 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 197 (32.03%) Developer
2 88 (14.31%) Software Engineer
3 69 (11.22%) .NET Developer
4 59 (9.59%) Software Developer
5 50 (8.13%) C# Developer
6 49 (7.97%) C# .NET Developer
7 43 (6.99%) Test Engineer
8 40 (6.50%) Senior Developer
9 38 (6.18%) Analyst
10 30 (4.88%) .NET Software Developer
10 30 (4.88%) C# Software Developer
11 27 (4.39%) Architect
11 27 (4.39%) Development Engineer
12 25 (4.07%) Quality Engineer
12 25 (4.07%) Senior Software Engineer
13 23 (3.74%) Software Development Engineer
14 21 (3.41%) Java Developer
15 20 (3.25%) Junior
16 18 (2.93%) Test Analyst
17 17 (2.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (26.83%) .NET
2 121 (19.67%) HTML
3 91 (14.80%) CSS
4 67 (10.89%) AngularJS
5 63 (10.24%) XML
6 62 (10.08%) ASP.NET
7 61 (9.92%) RESTful
8 41 (6.67%) Web Services
9 40 (6.50%) jQuery
10 36 (5.85%) Node.js
10 36 (5.85%) REST
11 32 (5.20%) React
12 31 (5.04%) .NET Framework
12 31 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
13 24 (3.90%) SOAP
14 23 (3.74%) Spring
15 21 (3.41%) Sass
16 20 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (3.25%) GraphQL
16 20 (3.25%) OpenJDK
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.87%) User Experience
2 51 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (7.64%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (4.39%) Data Structures
6 24 (3.90%) Virtual Team
7 23 (3.74%) Smartphone
8 20 (3.25%) Management Information System
9 16 (2.60%) Robotics
10 14 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.79%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.63%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.30%) PMI
14 7 (1.14%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (0.81%) PlayStation
15 5 (0.81%) Xbox
16 4 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
16 4 (0.65%) N-Tier
17 3 (0.49%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 64 (10.41%) Linux
2 37 (6.02%) Windows
3 22 (3.58%) Android
3 22 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (3.41%) CentOS
4 21 (3.41%) Ubuntu
5 20 (3.25%) SUSE
6 14 (2.28%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.63%) Unix
8 2 (0.33%) AIX
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) Solaris
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (64.07%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (30.73%) Test Automation
3 156 (25.37%) Software Engineering
4 139 (22.60%) Problem-Solving
5 130 (21.14%) Scrum
6 122 (19.84%) DevOps
7 115 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
8 103 (16.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 94 (15.28%) Mentoring
10 93 (15.12%) Collaborative Working
11 92 (14.96%) MVC
12 80 (13.01%) Software Delivery
13 74 (12.03%) Waterfall
14 72 (11.71%) Coaching
15 70 (11.38%) Computer Science
16 68 (11.06%) Kanban
16 68 (11.06%) TDD
17 67 (10.89%) Technical Debt
18 65 (10.57%) OO
19 58 (9.43%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 185 (30.08%) C#
2 160 (26.02%) Java
3 140 (22.76%) SQL
4 138 (22.44%) JavaScript
5 80 (13.01%) C++
6 60 (9.76%) C
7 42 (6.83%) TypeScript
8 41 (6.67%) Python
9 36 (5.85%) PHP
10 31 (5.04%) T-SQL
11 28 (4.55%) Ruby
12 26 (4.23%) Bash Shell
13 23 (3.74%) ES6
14 20 (3.25%) Shell Script
15 17 (2.76%) VB
15 17 (2.76%) VB.NET
16 12 (1.95%) JSX
16 12 (1.95%) VB6
17 10 (1.63%) Ada
17 10 (1.63%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 144 (23.41%) Degree
2 77 (12.52%) ISTQB
3 30 (4.88%) ISEB
3 30 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (2.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 12 (1.95%) PMI Certification
6 12 (1.95%) Security Cleared
7 10 (1.63%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.81%) CISSP
10 4 (0.65%) PMP
10 4 (0.65%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.49%) CISA
11 3 (0.49%) CISM
11 3 (0.49%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (0.33%) APMP
12 2 (0.33%) CEH
12 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (17.07%) QA
2 14 (2.28%) SLA
3 9 (1.46%) PMO
4 5 (0.81%) GDPR
4 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.49%) NIST
7 1 (0.16%) GxP
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (7.97%) Docker
2 23 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.81%) etcd
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (3.58%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.60%) CA Service Virtualization
3 10 (1.63%) Istio
4 5 (0.81%) Consul
5 4 (0.65%) Ansible
5 4 (0.65%) Grafana
5 4 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.65%) Terraform
6 3 (0.49%) Kibana
6 3 (0.49%) Puppet
7 1 (0.16%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.16%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.16%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.16%) Rancher
7 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 104 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 33 (5.37%) Pega
3 22 (3.58%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (2.60%) CA
5 15 (2.44%) Teradata
6 14 (2.28%) Oracle
7 12 (1.95%) BMC
7 12 (1.95%) Remedy
7 12 (1.95%) Xamarin
8 10 (1.63%) AppDynamics
8 10 (1.63%) MathWorks
8 10 (1.63%) New Relic
8 10 (1.63%) Splunk
9 7 (1.14%) Google
10 6 (0.98%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.81%) CyberArk
11 5 (0.81%) Informatica
11 5 (0.81%) SAP
12 4 (0.65%) Genesys
12 4 (0.65%) Tableau