Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 26 30
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 424 447 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.36% 8.18% 7.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.95% 8.84% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 301 331 165
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £34,520 £31,750 £30,200
90th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £57,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 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 4,738 5,054 4,294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.45% 92.45% 92.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3,071 3,328 2,716
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £69,375 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 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
Glasgow +3 246 £50,000 - 25
Edinburgh 0 140 £45,000 -10.00% 26
Fife +9 10 £40,000 +14.29% 6
West Lothian -31 7 £47,500 +18.75% 2
North Lanarkshire - 7 £32,991 -
Dundee +15 4 £48,750 +30.00% 1
Lanarkshire +4 2 £40,000 -
Aberdeen -13 2 £65,000 +100.00% 1
South Lanarkshire +1 1 £43,000 +3.61%
Stirling - 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Lothian - 1 £45,000 -
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 271 (63.92%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (41.04%) SQL
3 162 (38.21%) Java
4 155 (36.56%) Finance
5 154 (36.32%) JavaScript
6 139 (32.78%) HTML
7 113 (26.65%) C#
8 93 (21.93%) OO
9 92 (21.70%) Test Automation
10 89 (20.99%) .NET
11 87 (20.52%) Python
12 86 (20.28%) AngularJS
13 85 (20.05%) Oracle
14 75 (17.69%) NoSQL
14 75 (17.69%) Software Engineering
15 71 (16.75%) Scrum
16 70 (16.51%) SQL Server
17 69 (16.27%) HTML5
18 67 (15.80%) Spring
18 67 (15.80%) Enterprise Software
19 65 (15.33%) Hibernate
20 63 (14.86%) CSS
20 63 (14.86%) Degree
21 61 (14.39%) MySQL
22 60 (14.15%) Collaborative Working
23 58 (13.68%) Docker
23 58 (13.68%) TDD
24 55 (12.97%) Microsoft
25 52 (12.26%) OOP
25 52 (12.26%) Hadoop

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 10 (2.36%) JBoss
2 9 (2.12%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.65%) Apache
5 5 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.94%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.94%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.47%) Confluence
8 2 (0.47%) IIS
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.24%) CMS
9 1 (0.24%) Jetty
9 1 (0.24%) MODX
9 1 (0.24%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.24%) nginx
9 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.47%) Infor CRM
3 2 (0.47%) LongView
3 2 (0.47%) Magento
3 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 47 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.65%) SaaS
4 6 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.42%) Office 365
5 4 (0.94%) Azure Functions
5 4 (0.94%) Serverless
5 4 (0.94%) Yammer
6 3 (0.71%) GitHub
7 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.47%) npm
8 1 (0.24%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.24%) Force.com
8 1 (0.24%) IaaS
8 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.89%) AMQP
2 5 (1.18%) Intranet
3 4 (0.94%) Skype
4 2 (0.47%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.47%) SAN
4 2 (0.47%) SSL
4 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.24%) DSL
5 1 (0.24%) Firewall
5 1 (0.24%) HTTP
5 1 (0.24%) Internet
5 1 (0.24%) IPv4
5 1 (0.24%) IPv6
5 1 (0.24%) MPLS
5 1 (0.24%) SMS
5 1 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (17.69%) NoSQL
2 70 (16.51%) SQL Server
3 61 (14.39%) MySQL
4 52 (12.26%) Hadoop
5 50 (11.79%) Relational Database
6 48 (11.32%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (7.31%) RDBMS
8 24 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (4.25%) Big Data
10 17 (4.01%) QlikView
11 12 (2.83%) MongoDB
11 12 (2.83%) Qlik Sense
12 11 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (1.89%) DB2
14 8 (1.89%) Power BI
15 6 (1.42%) Oracle Database
16 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
17 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 49 (11.56%) Maven
2 40 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 32 (7.55%) Selenium
4 29 (6.84%) JIRA
5 21 (4.95%) Visual Studio
6 18 (4.25%) Eclipse
7 13 (3.07%) Jenkins
7 13 (3.07%) Subversion
8 12 (2.83%) IntelliJ
8 12 (2.83%) JUnit
8 12 (2.83%) Ranorex
9 11 (2.59%) SpecFlow
10 9 (2.12%) Bugzilla
10 9 (2.12%) NUnit
10 9 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.42%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.42%) jMock
11 6 (1.42%) Moq
11 6 (1.42%) MSTest
12 3 (0.71%) Hudson
General
1 155 (36.56%) Finance
2 30 (7.08%) Banking
3 12 (2.83%) Marketing
4 9 (2.12%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.42%) Advertising
6 6 (1.42%) Legal
7 5 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (1.18%) Electronics
7 5 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.18%) Law
8 4 (0.94%) Local Government
8 4 (0.94%) Retail
8 4 (0.94%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.71%) Publishing
10 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 195 (45.99%) Developer
2 58 (13.68%) Java Developer
3 42 (9.91%) Analyst
4 40 (9.43%) .NET Developer
4 40 (9.43%) Senior Developer
5 36 (8.49%) Software Developer
6 32 (7.55%) Software Engineer
7 31 (7.31%) C# Developer
8 24 (5.66%) Tester
9 21 (4.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 21 (4.95%) JavaScript Developer
10 20 (4.72%) Architect
11 19 (4.48%) Technical Leader
12 18 (4.25%) Business Analyst
12 18 (4.25%) Java Engineer
12 18 (4.25%) Senior JavaScript Developer
13 15 (3.54%) Project Manager
13 15 (3.54%) QA Engineer
13 15 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (3.54%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (32.78%) HTML
2 89 (20.99%) .NET
3 86 (20.28%) AngularJS
4 69 (16.27%) HTML5
5 67 (15.80%) Spring
6 65 (15.33%) Hibernate
7 63 (14.86%) CSS
8 26 (6.13%) ASP.NET
8 26 (6.13%) React
9 25 (5.90%) jQuery
10 24 (5.66%) XML
11 22 (5.19%) J2EE
12 19 (4.48%) CSS3
13 18 (4.25%) Web Services
14 15 (3.54%) .NET Framework
14 15 (3.54%) Node.js
15 14 (3.30%) REST
16 13 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (2.83%) Java EE
17 12 (2.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 67 (15.80%) Enterprise Software
2 33 (7.78%) User Experience
3 32 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (6.60%) Algorithms
5 22 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (4.48%) Data Structures
7 13 (3.07%) Fintech
8 10 (2.36%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.36%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.94%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.71%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.71%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.47%) e-Learning
14 1 (0.24%) Blog
14 1 (0.24%) Replication
14 1 (0.24%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.31%) Linux
2 27 (6.37%) Windows
3 12 (2.83%) Unix
4 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.24%) AIX
5 1 (0.24%) Android
5 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (63.92%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (21.93%) OO
3 92 (21.70%) Test Automation
4 75 (17.69%) Software Engineering
5 71 (16.75%) Scrum
6 60 (14.15%) Collaborative Working
7 58 (13.68%) TDD
8 52 (12.26%) OOP
9 50 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
11 36 (8.49%) MVC
12 35 (8.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 34 (8.02%) Analytics
13 34 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (7.55%) Mentoring
15 30 (7.08%) DevOps
16 29 (6.84%) Waterfall
16 29 (6.84%) Web Development
17 28 (6.60%) Computer Science
18 25 (5.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 174 (41.04%) SQL
2 162 (38.21%) Java
3 154 (36.32%) JavaScript
4 113 (26.65%) C#
5 87 (20.52%) Python
6 51 (12.03%) PHP
7 34 (8.02%) C++
8 16 (3.77%) C
8 16 (3.77%) Java 8
9 14 (3.30%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.12%) Ruby
10 9 (2.12%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.89%) Scala
12 7 (1.65%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.42%) Perl
14 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.71%) Java 9
15 3 (0.71%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.47%) ES6
16 2 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 63 (14.86%) Degree
2 8 (1.89%) ISEB
3 5 (1.18%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.47%) CISSP
6 2 (0.47%) CSSLP
6 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.47%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) MBA
7 1 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.14%) QA
2 6 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.94%) GDPR
4 3 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.71%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.24%) GxP
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (13.68%) Docker
2 2 (0.47%) Firmware
2 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 47 (11.08%) Ansible
2 46 (10.85%) Puppet
3 9 (2.12%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.47%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.47%) Graphite
5 2 (0.47%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.47%) Icinga
5 2 (0.47%) Packer
5 2 (0.47%) Terraform
5 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.24%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.24%) Nessus
6 1 (0.24%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 85 (20.05%) Oracle
2 55 (12.97%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.07%) Tableau
4 12 (2.83%) Cognos
5 9 (2.12%) TIBCO
6 8 (1.89%) Solace
7 6 (1.42%) Cognizant
7 6 (1.42%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.18%) CA
8 5 (1.18%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (1.18%) IBM
8 5 (1.18%) SAP
9 4 (0.94%) Chordiant
9 4 (0.94%) Perforce
9 4 (0.94%) Splunk
9 4 (0.94%) Sybase
9 4 (0.94%) Zend
10 3 (0.71%) Twitter
10 3 (0.71%) VMware
11 2 (0.47%) Xamarin