Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 27 28
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 401 353 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.22% 7.17% 7.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.92% 7.87% 7.82%
Number of salaries quoted 289 169 271
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,400 £29,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £57,500 £62,500
UK 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 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 5060 4488 5867
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.12% 91.13% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3277 2781 3712
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017. 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 0 207 £47,500 +11.76% 15
Edinburgh +3 145 £45,000 +12.50% 13
West Lothian -2 15 £40,000 - 1
Aberdeen - 15 £32,500 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 4 £41,500 -
Fife -8 3 £35,000 +7.69%
Dundee - 3 £37,500 -
Stirling - 1 £45,000 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 -
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 267 (66.58%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (33.42%) Java
2 134 (33.42%) SQL
3 117 (29.18%) Finance
4 115 (28.68%) JavaScript
5 100 (24.94%) Scrum
6 94 (23.44%) C#
7 92 (22.94%) .NET
8 90 (22.44%) HTML
9 77 (19.20%) TDD
10 73 (18.20%) Oracle
11 69 (17.21%) CSS
12 68 (16.96%) Banking
13 67 (16.71%) OO
14 63 (15.71%) Software Engineering
15 62 (15.46%) Degree
15 62 (15.46%) SQL Server
16 55 (13.72%) Spring
17 52 (12.97%) NoSQL
17 52 (12.97%) Mentoring
18 49 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
19 47 (11.72%) BDD
19 47 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
20 43 (10.72%) Python
20 43 (10.72%) Software Delivery
21 42 (10.47%) AngularJS
21 42 (10.47%) Kanban
22 41 (10.22%) Git (software)
23 40 (9.98%) Hibernate
24 39 (9.73%) Project Management

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 7 (1.75%) Confluence
2 4 (1.00%) Apache
2 4 (1.00%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.00%) GemFire
2 4 (1.00%) K2 blackpearl
2 4 (1.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.75%) IIS
4 2 (0.50%) CMS
4 2 (0.50%) SAS
5 1 (0.25%) CICS
5 1 (0.25%) Drupal
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (4.24%) MS Visio
2 14 (3.49%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.25%) Mingle
5 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.50%) Adaptiv
2 4 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.49%) GitHub
4 6 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.00%) Force.com
5 4 (1.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 4 (1.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.75%) SaaS
7 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.75%) SMS
2 2 (0.50%) FTP
2 2 (0.50%) HTTP
2 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.50%) Internet
2 2 (0.50%) Network Security
2 2 (0.50%) SSL
3 1 (0.25%) Intranet
3 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 52 (12.97%) NoSQL
3 25 (6.23%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (4.99%) MySQL
4 20 (4.99%) RDBMS
5 17 (4.24%) Hadoop
6 15 (3.74%) MongoDB
7 14 (3.49%) Oracle Database
7 14 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (3.24%) Big Data
8 13 (3.24%) DB2
9 12 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 41 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 38 (9.48%) JUnit
3 29 (7.23%) Selenium
4 24 (5.99%) Maven
5 22 (5.49%) JIRA
6 14 (3.49%) Jasmine
7 13 (3.24%) Cucumber
7 13 (3.24%) Protractor
7 13 (3.24%) Subversion
7 13 (3.24%) TestNG
8 11 (2.74%) Oracle Forms
9 9 (2.24%) Jenkins
10 8 (2.00%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.25%) Toad
12 5 (1.25%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.00%) Grunt
13 4 (1.00%) gulp
14 3 (0.75%) Mockito
15 2 (0.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 117 (29.18%) Finance
2 68 (16.96%) Banking
3 19 (4.74%) Retail
4 15 (3.74%) Legal
5 13 (3.24%) Marketing
6 12 (2.99%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.74%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.75%) Electronics
8 7 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.25%) Advertising
9 5 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.00%) Games
10 4 (1.00%) Prime Brokerage
11 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.25%) Front Office
12 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 171 (42.64%) Developer
2 71 (17.71%) Analyst
3 66 (16.46%) Java Developer
4 40 (9.98%) Senior Developer
5 38 (9.48%) Business Analyst
6 32 (7.98%) .NET Developer
6 32 (7.98%) Software Developer
7 27 (6.73%) Software Engineer
8 25 (6.23%) C# Developer
9 23 (5.74%) JavaScript Developer
10 22 (5.49%) Lead Developer
10 22 (5.49%) Test Engineer
11 21 (5.24%) Project Manager
12 20 (4.99%) Senior Java Developer
13 19 (4.74%) Test Automation Engineer
14 16 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
15 13 (3.24%) Architect
15 13 (3.24%) Python Developer
15 13 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
15 13 (3.24%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (22.94%) .NET
2 90 (22.44%) HTML
3 69 (17.21%) CSS
4 55 (13.72%) Spring
5 42 (10.47%) AngularJS
6 40 (9.98%) Hibernate
7 36 (8.98%) HTML5
8 33 (8.23%) ASP.NET
9 32 (7.98%) Node.js
10 26 (6.48%) CSS3
11 24 (5.99%) .NET Framework
11 24 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (5.74%) jQuery
13 19 (4.74%) RESTful
13 19 (4.74%) WCF
14 16 (3.99%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (3.99%) Entity Framework
15 15 (3.74%) Web Services
16 14 (3.49%) WPF
17 13 (3.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.48%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 21 (5.24%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.99%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.74%) User Experience
7 11 (2.74%) Social Network
8 5 (1.25%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.25%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.00%) Equities
9 4 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.75%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.50%) Derivative
11 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.50%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.50%) Robotics
11 2 (0.50%) TRADACOMS
12 1 (0.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.49%) Windows
2 20 (4.99%) Unix
3 19 (4.74%) Linux
4 7 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.50%) Android
5 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (66.58%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (24.94%) Scrum
3 77 (19.20%) TDD
4 67 (16.71%) OO
5 63 (15.71%) Software Engineering
6 52 (12.97%) Mentoring
7 47 (11.72%) BDD
7 47 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (10.72%) Software Delivery
9 42 (10.47%) Kanban
10 39 (9.73%) Project Management
11 37 (9.23%) Test Automation
12 35 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (7.98%) MVC
14 29 (7.23%) Unit Testing
15 26 (6.48%) Business Analysis
15 26 (6.48%) Coaching
16 24 (5.99%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (5.49%) Change Management
17 22 (5.49%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 134 (33.42%) Java
1 134 (33.42%) SQL
2 115 (28.68%) JavaScript
3 94 (23.44%) C#
4 43 (10.72%) Python
5 26 (6.48%) C++
5 26 (6.48%) PHP
6 23 (5.74%) PL/SQL
7 18 (4.49%) Ruby
8 12 (2.99%) T-SQL
9 11 (2.74%) VB
10 6 (1.50%) Delphi
11 5 (1.25%) C
11 5 (1.25%) Perl
12 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.75%) R
14 2 (0.50%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.50%) Julia
14 2 (0.50%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 62 (15.46%) Degree
2 15 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.24%) PMP
4 10 (2.49%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.50%) ISEB
7 5 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.00%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.50%) PhD
10 1 (0.25%) MBA
10 1 (0.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.23%) QA
2 6 (1.50%) PMO
3 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) BS7666
4 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.25%) EMIR
4 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (3.99%) Docker
2 2 (0.50%) Firmware
3 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (3.99%) Ansible
2 13 (3.24%) Puppet
3 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.50%) HockeyApp
4 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.50%) Terraform
5 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 73 (18.20%) Oracle
2 38 (9.48%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.24%) Sybase
4 5 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.25%) SAP
5 3 (0.75%) Cognizant
5 3 (0.75%) Google
5 3 (0.75%) HP
5 3 (0.75%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.50%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.50%) Perforce
6 2 (0.50%) SunGard
6 2 (0.50%) Tableau
7 1 (0.25%) IBM
7 1 (0.25%) KANA
7 1 (0.25%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.25%) PayPal
7 1 (0.25%) Remedy
7 1 (0.25%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.25%) VMware