Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 33 23
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 -1
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 492 377 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.11% 6.87% 8.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.79% 7.45% 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 332 258 196
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £41,875
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.48% -1.47%
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.09%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,027 5,062 4,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.13% 92.29% 92.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,337 3,202 2,938
Scotland median annual salary £45,750 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.98% - +3.53%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Scotland

SDLC
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDLC in Scotland.

Salary trend for SDLC in Scotland

SDLC
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for SDLC in Scotland

SDLC
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Glasgow +16 300 £50,000 +17.65% 29
Edinburgh 0 143 £50,000 +25.00% 19
West Lothian -10 15 £50,000 +33.33%
North Lanarkshire - 7 £32,991 -
Dundee +13 6 £55,000 +46.67% 4
South Lanarkshire +2 5 £40,250 -10.56%
Aberdeen -4 4 £37,500 +11.11% 1
Fife +1 2 £24,000 -33.33% 2
Stirling -1 2 - - 2
Lothian -2 1 £45,000 +4.65%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Perthshire - 1 £45,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £42,500 - 1
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 347 (70.53%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (46.34%) SQL
3 211 (42.89%) Java
4 187 (38.01%) JavaScript
5 180 (36.59%) Finance
6 145 (29.47%) HTML
7 126 (25.61%) AngularJS
8 118 (23.98%) C#
8 118 (23.98%) Oracle
9 113 (22.97%) Python
10 105 (21.34%) Spring
11 103 (20.93%) Scrum
12 102 (20.73%) Hibernate
13 100 (20.33%) OO
14 97 (19.72%) .NET
15 92 (18.70%) Collaborative Working
16 89 (18.09%) NoSQL
17 84 (17.07%) TDD
18 82 (16.67%) Test Automation
19 81 (16.46%) Enterprise Software
20 80 (16.26%) Software Engineering
21 78 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
22 74 (15.04%) Puppet
23 73 (14.84%) Maven
24 71 (14.43%) PHP
25 70 (14.23%) MySQL
26 69 (14.02%) Docker
27 65 (13.21%) CSS
27 65 (13.21%) OOP
28 64 (13.01%) Degree

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 18 (3.66%) JBoss
2 16 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.83%) Apache
4 9 (1.83%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.61%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.61%) Confluence
7 3 (0.61%) GemFire
7 3 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.41%) Jetty
8 2 (0.41%) SAS
8 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.20%) CMS
9 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.61%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.41%) LongView
4 2 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.20%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.20%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 78 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.05%) npm
4 14 (2.85%) Office 365
5 11 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (2.03%) Azure Functions
6 10 (2.03%) Serverless
7 9 (1.83%) GitHub
7 9 (1.83%) Yammer
8 4 (0.81%) SaaS
9 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.61%) Force.com
10 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.44%) Intranet
2 11 (2.24%) HTTP
2 11 (2.24%) IPv4
2 11 (2.24%) IPv6
2 11 (2.24%) VLAN
3 9 (1.83%) Skype
4 7 (1.42%) SMS
5 2 (0.41%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.41%) SAN
5 2 (0.41%) SSL
5 2 (0.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.20%) DSL
6 1 (0.20%) Firewall
6 1 (0.20%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (18.09%) NoSQL
2 70 (14.23%) MySQL
3 63 (12.80%) Hadoop
4 61 (12.40%) PostgreSQL
5 54 (10.98%) SQL Server
6 47 (9.55%) Relational Database
7 37 (7.52%) MongoDB
8 26 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (4.67%) DB2
9 23 (4.67%) RDBMS
10 15 (3.05%) Big Data
11 13 (2.64%) QlikView
12 12 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (2.03%) Oracle Database
13 10 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (1.83%) KDB
14 9 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (1.63%) Qlik Sense
16 7 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 73 (14.84%) Maven
2 35 (7.11%) Git (software)
3 34 (6.91%) JIRA
4 28 (5.69%) Jenkins
5 26 (5.28%) Selenium
6 22 (4.47%) JUnit
7 15 (3.05%) Bugzilla
8 13 (2.64%) Visual Studio
9 11 (2.24%) Protractor
10 10 (2.03%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.03%) TestNG
11 9 (1.83%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.22%) Ranorex
13 5 (1.02%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.81%) Babel
14 4 (0.81%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.81%) webpack
15 3 (0.61%) CircleCI
15 3 (0.61%) Gatling
15 3 (0.61%) GitLab
General
1 180 (36.59%) Finance
2 44 (8.94%) Banking
3 24 (4.88%) Electronics
3 24 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.66%) Marketing
5 16 (3.25%) Retail Banking
6 13 (2.64%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.42%) Advertising
7 7 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.81%) Law
9 3 (0.61%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.41%) Billing
10 2 (0.41%) Front Office
10 2 (0.41%) Legal
10 2 (0.41%) Local Government
10 2 (0.41%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 212 (43.09%) Developer
2 86 (17.48%) Java Developer
3 50 (10.16%) Analyst
4 38 (7.72%) Senior Developer
5 36 (7.32%) Software Engineer
6 35 (7.11%) .NET Developer
7 31 (6.30%) C# Developer
8 28 (5.69%) Architect
9 27 (5.49%) Technical Leader
10 25 (5.08%) Project Manager
10 25 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
11 24 (4.88%) Business Analyst
12 21 (4.27%) Software Developer
13 19 (3.86%) Lead Developer
14 18 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
14 18 (3.66%) Java Engineer
15 17 (3.46%) Tester
16 16 (3.25%) JavaScript Developer
16 16 (3.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (29.47%) HTML
2 126 (25.61%) AngularJS
3 105 (21.34%) Spring
4 102 (20.73%) Hibernate
5 97 (19.72%) .NET
6 65 (13.21%) CSS
7 63 (12.80%) HTML5
8 42 (8.54%) ASP.NET
8 42 (8.54%) React
9 38 (7.72%) REST
10 34 (6.91%) Web Services
11 29 (5.89%) XML
12 28 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (5.08%) CSS3
14 24 (4.88%) jQuery
14 24 (4.88%) Node.js
15 21 (4.27%) J2EE
16 18 (3.66%) SOAP
16 18 (3.66%) Vue.js
17 17 (3.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 81 (16.46%) Enterprise Software
2 41 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (6.30%) User Experience
5 20 (4.07%) Algorithms
5 20 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.66%) Data Structures
7 15 (3.05%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.63%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.42%) Fintech
12 6 (1.22%) Virtual Team
13 5 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.61%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.61%) W3C
15 1 (0.20%) Blog
15 1 (0.20%) Life Science
15 1 (0.20%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.35%) Linux
2 33 (6.71%) Unix
3 31 (6.30%) Windows
4 7 (1.42%) Android
5 6 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.02%) AIX
7 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (70.53%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (20.93%) Scrum
3 100 (20.33%) OO
4 92 (18.70%) Collaborative Working
5 84 (17.07%) TDD
6 82 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 80 (16.26%) Software Engineering
8 65 (13.21%) OOP
9 50 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (9.96%) MVC
11 47 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
12 42 (8.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 42 (8.54%) Mentoring
13 40 (8.13%) BDD
14 38 (7.72%) Open Source
14 38 (7.72%) Project Management
15 36 (7.32%) DevOps
15 36 (7.32%) Web Development
16 35 (7.11%) Waterfall
17 34 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 228 (46.34%) SQL
2 211 (42.89%) Java
3 187 (38.01%) JavaScript
4 118 (23.98%) C#
5 113 (22.97%) Python
6 71 (14.43%) PHP
7 30 (6.10%) C++
8 29 (5.89%) PL/SQL
9 21 (4.27%) TypeScript
10 20 (4.07%) Java 8
11 19 (3.86%) C
11 19 (3.86%) T-SQL
12 12 (2.44%) Perl
13 11 (2.24%) ES6
13 11 (2.24%) Tcl
14 8 (1.63%) Scala
15 7 (1.42%) Ruby
16 6 (1.22%) Java 9
17 4 (0.81%) Apex Code
17 4 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (13.01%) Degree
2 21 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.85%) ISEB
4 8 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.22%) PMP
6 5 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.61%) CISSP
8 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.61%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.41%) MBA
9 2 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.20%) MCP
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.91%) QA
2 6 (1.22%) COBIT
3 4 (0.81%) GDPR
4 3 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.61%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.61%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.20%) GAMP
5 1 (0.20%) GxP
System Software
1 69 (14.02%) Docker
2 6 (1.22%) Firmware
3 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 74 (15.04%) Puppet
2 60 (12.20%) Ansible
3 18 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.41%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 118 (23.98%) Oracle
2 53 (10.77%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.66%) Sybase
4 12 (2.44%) SAP
5 11 (2.24%) Google
6 10 (2.03%) Cognizant
7 8 (1.63%) Chordiant
7 8 (1.63%) Cognos
7 8 (1.63%) IBM
7 8 (1.63%) Tableau
8 6 (1.22%) Perforce
9 5 (1.02%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.61%) Hyperion
10 3 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.41%) BMC
11 2 (0.41%) Charles River
11 2 (0.41%) IFS
11 2 (0.41%) Remedy
11 2 (0.41%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.41%) Twitter