Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 31 46
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15 +1
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 881 910 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.80% 7.39% 5.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.39% 8.07% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 643 743 529
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £59,900 £60,000
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 11,925 11,271 10,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.04% 91.48% 89.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9,601 9,385 8,456
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,000 £62,500 £60,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 April 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 April 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 -5 493 £42,500 -5.56% 69
Cheshire 0 264 £47,500 +15.85% 24
Lancashire -14 65 £35,000 -9.09% 8
Merseyside -7 50 £38,000 -5.00% 10
Cumbria - 1 £40,000 -
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 559 (63.45%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (30.19%) Java
3 238 (27.01%) Finance
4 214 (24.29%) JavaScript
4 214 (24.29%) .NET
5 197 (22.36%) C#
6 188 (21.34%) Scrum
7 179 (20.32%) Test Automation
8 171 (19.41%) MVC
9 169 (19.18%) Software Engineering
10 163 (18.50%) TDD
11 159 (18.05%) HTML
12 155 (17.59%) SQL
13 150 (17.03%) CSS
13 150 (17.03%) Degree
14 141 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
15 139 (15.78%) SQL Server
16 130 (14.76%) QA
17 120 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
18 111 (12.60%) Spring
19 110 (12.49%) Banking
20 108 (12.26%) Project Management
21 107 (12.15%) BDD
22 99 (11.24%) Waterfall
22 99 (11.24%) Web Services
23 96 (10.90%) DevOps
24 93 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
25 91 (10.33%) ASP.NET
26 87 (9.88%) OO
27 85 (9.65%) Continuous Improvement

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 42 (4.77%) Confluence
2 19 (2.16%) CMS
3 12 (1.36%) IIS
4 10 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 8 (0.91%) Apache
6 6 (0.68%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.57%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.57%) CICS
7 5 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.57%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.57%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.45%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.34%) JBoss
9 3 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.23%) Jetty
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Blender
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.02%) Magento
2 4 (0.45%) BASE24
2 4 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.45%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.23%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.27%) GitHub
3 17 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (1.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 14 (1.59%) OpenShift
5 12 (1.36%) SaaS
6 10 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (1.02%) npm
8 5 (0.57%) NuGet
9 4 (0.45%) Yarn
10 3 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.23%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.23%) Serverless
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.06%) HTTP
1 27 (3.06%) Internet
2 9 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.57%) Broadband
3 5 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.45%) LAN
5 3 (0.34%) WAN
6 1 (0.11%) ATM
6 1 (0.11%) CTI
6 1 (0.11%) DHCP
6 1 (0.11%) SMS
6 1 (0.11%) Softphone
6 1 (0.11%) VLAN
6 1 (0.11%) VPN
6 1 (0.11%) Wireless
6 1 (0.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (15.78%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.68%) MySQL
3 49 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 38 (4.31%) Big Data
5 37 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (2.72%) Relational Database
7 23 (2.61%) SQL Server 2016
8 20 (2.27%) DB2
9 19 (2.16%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.82%) MongoDB
10 16 (1.82%) Redis
11 14 (1.59%) MS Access
12 12 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.36%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.68%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.68%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.57%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 83 (9.42%) Selenium
2 75 (8.51%) Jenkins
3 65 (7.38%) JIRA
4 57 (6.47%) Git (software)
5 51 (5.79%) Cucumber
6 36 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (3.18%) Bitbucket
8 24 (2.72%) WebDriver
9 22 (2.50%) SonarQube
10 19 (2.16%) Maven
10 19 (2.16%) Redmine
11 18 (2.04%) Gradle
11 18 (2.04%) Visual Studio
12 17 (1.93%) Jasmine
13 15 (1.70%) gulp
13 15 (1.70%) JUnit
13 15 (1.70%) Subversion
14 14 (1.59%) Grunt
14 14 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
15 13 (1.48%) TeamCity
General
1 238 (27.01%) Finance
2 110 (12.49%) Banking
3 55 (6.24%) Investment Banking
4 52 (5.90%) Advertising
4 52 (5.90%) Retail
5 49 (5.56%) Law
6 28 (3.18%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.72%) Military
8 22 (2.50%) Legal
9 20 (2.27%) Marketing
10 13 (1.48%) Publishing
10 13 (1.48%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.14%) Electronics
12 8 (0.91%) Games
13 5 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.45%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.45%) Automotive
14 4 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 313 (35.53%) Developer
2 127 (14.42%) Analyst
3 97 (11.01%) .NET Developer
4 83 (9.42%) Java Developer
5 82 (9.31%) Business Analyst
6 65 (7.38%) Project Manager
7 61 (6.92%) Software Engineer
8 57 (6.47%) Architect
9 55 (6.24%) Tester
10 52 (5.90%) Senior Developer
11 44 (4.99%) Software Developer
12 42 (4.77%) C# Developer
13 40 (4.54%) Junior
14 36 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
15 32 (3.63%) C# .NET Developer
16 29 (3.29%) Senior Business Analyst
17 28 (3.18%) Test Analyst
18 27 (3.06%) Software Tester
19 26 (2.95%) Automation Tester
20 25 (2.84%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (24.29%) .NET
2 159 (18.05%) HTML
3 150 (17.03%) CSS
4 111 (12.60%) Spring
5 99 (11.24%) Web Services
6 91 (10.33%) ASP.NET
7 76 (8.63%) jQuery
8 70 (7.95%) REST
8 70 (7.95%) SOAP
9 69 (7.83%) HTML5
10 65 (7.38%) .NET Framework
10 65 (7.38%) Hibernate
11 63 (7.15%) Node.js
12 62 (7.04%) RESTful
13 60 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC
14 59 (6.70%) AngularJS
14 59 (6.70%) WCF
15 53 (6.02%) CSS3
16 46 (5.22%) XML
17 42 (4.77%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.58%) PMI
3 56 (6.36%) Computer Science
4 47 (5.33%) User Experience
5 44 (4.99%) Mobile App
6 30 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
7 23 (2.61%) Social Network
8 19 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (1.48%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.14%) Fintech
10 10 (1.14%) RIA
11 9 (1.02%) Virtual Team
12 8 (0.91%) IVR
13 6 (0.68%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.57%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.57%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.57%) Online Games
14 5 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 52 (5.90%) Linux
2 39 (4.43%) Windows
3 28 (3.18%) Apple iOS
4 26 (2.95%) Unix
5 24 (2.72%) Android
6 6 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.23%) Solaris
8 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.11%) AIX
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (63.45%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (21.34%) Scrum
3 179 (20.32%) Test Automation
4 171 (19.41%) MVC
5 169 (19.18%) Software Engineering
6 163 (18.50%) TDD
7 141 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 120 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
9 108 (12.26%) Project Management
10 107 (12.15%) BDD
11 99 (11.24%) Waterfall
12 96 (10.90%) DevOps
13 93 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 87 (9.88%) OO
15 85 (9.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 72 (8.17%) ITIL
17 70 (7.95%) Risk Management
17 70 (7.95%) Unit Testing
18 69 (7.83%) Software Delivery
19 66 (7.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 266 (30.19%) Java
2 214 (24.29%) JavaScript
3 197 (22.36%) C#
4 155 (17.59%) SQL
5 78 (8.85%) C
6 59 (6.70%) C++
7 57 (6.47%) Python
8 52 (5.90%) PHP
9 42 (4.77%) Ruby
10 25 (2.84%) VB.NET
11 24 (2.72%) Java 8
12 19 (2.16%) Perl
13 17 (1.93%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.59%) Go
14 14 (1.59%) VBA
15 13 (1.48%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.48%) VB
16 11 (1.25%) Embedded C
17 10 (1.14%) Groovy
18 9 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 150 (17.03%) Degree
2 58 (6.58%) PMI Certification
2 58 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 40 (4.54%) ISTQB
4 30 (3.41%) DV Cleared
5 27 (3.06%) SC Cleared
6 25 (2.84%) Numerate Degree
7 24 (2.72%) ISEB
8 23 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (1.93%) Sun Certification
10 13 (1.48%) Master's Degree
11 12 (1.36%) CISSP
12 10 (1.14%) CSSLP
12 10 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
13 7 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.57%) PMP
16 4 (0.45%) CISM
16 4 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (14.76%) QA
2 12 (1.36%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 7 (0.79%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.79%) PMO
4 5 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.34%) GCP
5 3 (0.34%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.34%) PSD2
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.23%) MiFID
6 2 (0.23%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (3.06%) Docker
2 19 (2.16%) Hyper-V
2 19 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (1.93%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.34%) Ansible
3 3 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.23%) Terraform
5 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.11%) Puppet
5 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (7.38%) Oracle
2 63 (7.15%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.41%) SAP
4 20 (2.27%) Google
5 19 (2.16%) VMware
6 18 (2.04%) Sun
7 12 (1.36%) Capita
8 9 (1.02%) IBM
9 8 (0.91%) HP
9 8 (0.91%) MuleSoft
9 8 (0.91%) Twitter
9 8 (0.91%) Xamarin
10 6 (0.68%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.68%) Splunk
11 5 (0.57%) Adobe
11 5 (0.57%) WorldPay
12 4 (0.45%) BroadVision
12 4 (0.45%) Cognizant
12 4 (0.45%) hybris