Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 32 22
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10 +1
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 564 376 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.74% 7.60% 8.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.49% 8.22% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 390 246 254
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £60,250 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 5,379 4,576 5,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.93% 92.50% 92.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3,604 2,903 3,206
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +12 313 £50,000 +25.00% 21
Edinburgh -5 194 £50,000 +25.00% 28
West Lothian -8 21 £42,500 -5.56%
Aberdeen +4 9 £35,000 -4.11% 1
Dundee +9 7 £50,000 +117.39% 4
South Lanarkshire - 5 £37,500 -
Fife -8 4 £24,000 -43.53% 2
North Lanarkshire 0 2 £44,000 +22.22%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - - 1
Midlothian - 1 £32,500 -
Perthshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - - 4
Stirling - 1 - - 1
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 368 (65.25%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (46.10%) Java
3 254 (45.04%) SQL
4 177 (31.38%) Finance
5 169 (29.96%) JavaScript
6 157 (27.84%) Spring
7 144 (25.53%) Python
8 143 (25.35%) HTML
9 142 (25.18%) AngularJS
10 135 (23.94%) Oracle
11 134 (23.76%) OO
12 132 (23.40%) C#
12 132 (23.40%) Hibernate
13 123 (21.81%) NoSQL
14 119 (21.10%) Scrum
14 119 (21.10%) .NET
15 101 (17.91%) Maven
15 101 (17.91%) TDD
16 100 (17.73%) Collaborative Working
17 93 (16.49%) Docker
17 93 (16.49%) Software Engineering
18 91 (16.13%) Puppet
19 86 (15.25%) Enterprise Software
20 80 (14.18%) PHP
21 79 (14.01%) Degree
22 78 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
22 78 (13.83%) MySQL
23 76 (13.48%) Test Automation
24 73 (12.94%) OOP
25 72 (12.77%) Amazon AWS

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 (3.19%) Apache Spark
1 18 (3.19%) JBoss
2 15 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (1.60%) GemFire
6 8 (1.42%) Confluence
7 4 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.53%) Apache
9 1 (0.18%) Jetty
9 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (4.61%) Microsoft Project
2 16 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 78 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (4.79%) npm
4 25 (4.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (2.13%) GitHub
5 12 (2.13%) Office 365
6 3 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.53%) SaaS
7 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.35%) Force.com
7 2 (0.35%) Serverless
8 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.77%) HTTP
1 10 (1.77%) IPv4
1 10 (1.77%) IPv6
1 10 (1.77%) SMS
1 10 (1.77%) VLAN
2 4 (0.71%) Internet
2 4 (0.71%) Network Security
3 3 (0.53%) Intranet
4 1 (0.18%) Skype
4 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (21.81%) NoSQL
2 78 (13.83%) MySQL
3 66 (11.70%) Hadoop
3 66 (11.70%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (9.22%) SQL Server
5 47 (8.33%) MongoDB
6 41 (7.27%) Relational Database
7 34 (6.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (3.72%) RDBMS
9 16 (2.84%) DB2
10 12 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.95%) Big Data
12 10 (1.77%) KDB
13 8 (1.42%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.89%) Redis
15 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
16 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 101 (17.91%) Maven
2 50 (8.87%) Git (software)
3 46 (8.16%) JUnit
4 34 (6.03%) Jenkins
5 32 (5.67%) JIRA
5 32 (5.67%) Selenium
6 22 (3.90%) TestNG
7 20 (3.55%) Jasmine
7 20 (3.55%) Protractor
8 11 (1.95%) Bugzilla
9 9 (1.60%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.60%) NUnit
10 8 (1.42%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.06%) MSTest
12 5 (0.89%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.71%) Grunt
13 4 (0.71%) gulp
13 4 (0.71%) Mockito
13 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.53%) GitLab
General
1 177 (31.38%) Finance
2 68 (12.06%) Banking
3 28 (4.96%) Retail Banking
4 20 (3.55%) Retail
5 19 (3.37%) Electronics
5 19 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.84%) Advertising
7 12 (2.13%) Marketing
8 10 (1.77%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.71%) Games
11 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.53%) Front Office
11 3 (0.53%) Publishing
12 2 (0.35%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 275 (48.76%) Developer
2 146 (25.89%) Java Developer
3 54 (9.57%) Senior Developer
4 50 (8.87%) C# Developer
5 49 (8.69%) Analyst
6 48 (8.51%) .NET Developer
7 45 (7.98%) Software Engineer
8 44 (7.80%) Senior Java Developer
9 40 (7.09%) Lead Developer
9 40 (7.09%) Project Manager
10 37 (6.56%) C# .NET Developer
11 31 (5.50%) Python Developer
12 27 (4.79%) Business Analyst
13 26 (4.61%) Technical Leader
14 24 (4.26%) Software Developer
14 24 (4.26%) Test Engineer
15 23 (4.08%) Lead Java Developer
15 23 (4.08%) Software Project Manager
16 18 (3.19%) Java Engineer
17 17 (3.01%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (27.84%) Spring
2 143 (25.35%) HTML
3 142 (25.18%) AngularJS
4 132 (23.40%) Hibernate
5 119 (21.10%) .NET
6 58 (10.28%) CSS
7 53 (9.40%) REST
8 52 (9.22%) ASP.NET
9 51 (9.04%) Node.js
9 51 (9.04%) React
10 41 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 41 (7.27%) HTML5
11 28 (4.96%) Web Services
12 25 (4.43%) LESS
12 25 (4.43%) Sass
12 25 (4.43%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 24 (4.26%) .NET Core
14 22 (3.90%) Drools
14 22 (3.90%) XML
15 19 (3.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 86 (15.25%) Enterprise Software
2 43 (7.62%) Greenfield Project
3 40 (7.09%) User Experience
4 35 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (4.26%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.77%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.60%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.42%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.42%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.89%) Robotics
12 4 (0.71%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.71%) Social Network
13 2 (0.35%) Equities
13 2 (0.35%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.35%) W3C
14 1 (0.18%) Blog
14 1 (0.18%) Fixed Income
14 1 (0.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.16%) Linux
2 38 (6.74%) Unix
3 25 (4.43%) Windows
4 10 (1.77%) Android
5 8 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (65.25%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (23.76%) OO
3 119 (21.10%) Scrum
4 101 (17.91%) TDD
5 100 (17.73%) Collaborative Working
6 93 (16.49%) Software Engineering
7 76 (13.48%) Test Automation
8 73 (12.94%) OOP
9 66 (11.70%) BDD
9 66 (11.70%) Project Management
10 64 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (10.99%) MVC
12 52 (9.22%) Mentoring
13 51 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
14 45 (7.98%) Open Source
15 37 (6.56%) Software Delivery
16 33 (5.85%) DevOps
16 33 (5.85%) PRINCE2
17 31 (5.50%) Change Management
17 31 (5.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 260 (46.10%) Java
2 254 (45.04%) SQL
3 169 (29.96%) JavaScript
4 144 (25.53%) Python
5 132 (23.40%) C#
6 80 (14.18%) PHP
7 42 (7.45%) PL/SQL
8 31 (5.50%) T-SQL
9 29 (5.14%) C++
10 26 (4.61%) TypeScript
11 24 (4.26%) ES6
12 15 (2.66%) C
12 15 (2.66%) Java 8
12 15 (2.66%) Perl
13 14 (2.48%) Ruby
14 10 (1.77%) Tcl
15 7 (1.24%) Scala
16 6 (1.06%) Java 9
17 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 79 (14.01%) Degree
2 39 (6.91%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.72%) PMP
4 14 (2.48%) ISEB
5 10 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.53%) CISA
8 3 (0.53%) CISSP
8 3 (0.53%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.35%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.18%) MBA
10 1 (0.18%) MCP
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.84%) QA
2 7 (1.24%) COBIT
3 5 (0.89%) GDPR
4 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.71%) SLA
5 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 93 (16.49%) Docker
2 4 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 91 (16.13%) Puppet
2 67 (11.88%) Ansible
3 29 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.53%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.53%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 135 (23.94%) Oracle
2 41 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.14%) Google
4 23 (4.08%) Sybase
5 9 (1.60%) SAP
6 4 (0.71%) Cognizant
6 4 (0.71%) IBM
7 3 (0.53%) HP
7 3 (0.53%) Perforce
7 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.35%) Chordiant
8 2 (0.35%) IFS
8 2 (0.35%) Twitter
9 1 (0.18%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.18%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.18%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.18%) Splunk
9 1 (0.18%) Teradata
9 1 (0.18%) Zend