Period
to 1 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
England > South East
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 50 51
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +8
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 976 1,383 1,629
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.56% 5.21% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.04% 5.68% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 842 1,237 1,515
Median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £34,476 £32,500 £32,200
90th Percentile £82,375 £77,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 19,369 24,335 28,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.53% 91.74% 90.34%
Number of salaries quoted 15,616 19,894 23,470
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SDLC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the South East

SDLC
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SDLC in the South East.

Salary trend for SDLC in the South East

SDLC
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing SDLC in the South East over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the South East

SDLC
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the South East region over the 6 months to 1 April 2020. 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
Thames Valley -6 407 £52,500 -4.55% 50
Surrey -2 188 £57,500 +4.55% 32
Hampshire -26 183 £45,000 - 25
Berkshire -22 167 £52,500 -4.55% 21
Oxfordshire +2 124 £40,000 -15.79% 21
Buckinghamshire +9 116 £60,000 +20.00% 8
West Sussex +13 90 £45,000 -12.20% 8
East Sussex +1 69 £47,500 - 4
Kent +23 27 £42,750 +6.88% 7
Home Counties - 1 - -
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 551 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (33.09%) SQL
3 302 (30.94%) C#
4 273 (27.97%) .NET
5 201 (20.59%) Java
6 193 (19.77%) Azure
7 192 (19.67%) JavaScript
8 186 (19.06%) Software Engineering
9 183 (18.75%) Scrum
10 172 (17.62%) QA
11 169 (17.32%) Degree
12 165 (16.91%) Test Automation
13 155 (15.88%) DevOps
14 151 (15.47%) Problem-Solving
15 133 (13.63%) SQL Server
16 123 (12.60%) Selenium
17 121 (12.40%) Finance
18 118 (12.09%) HTML
19 117 (11.99%) Project Management
20 116 (11.89%) Waterfall
21 115 (11.78%) Microservices
22 111 (11.37%) CSS
23 108 (11.07%) Python
24 107 (10.96%) AWS
25 106 (10.86%) MVC
25 106 (10.86%) JIRA
26 103 (10.55%) Git (software)
27 102 (10.45%) AngularJS
28 100 (10.25%) Oracle
29 98 (10.04%) Computer Science

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 55 (5.64%) Confluence
2 29 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 27 (2.77%) Tomcat
4 21 (2.15%) Apache
5 18 (1.84%) IIS
6 13 (1.33%) JBoss
7 12 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.02%) nginx
8 10 (1.02%) WordPress
9 9 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.61%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.61%) CMS
10 6 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.61%) SAS
11 5 (0.51%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.31%) Appian
14 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 32 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.87%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.31%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.20%) InVision
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.20%) Sketch
8 1 (0.10%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.51%) Remedy AR System
2 5 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.41%) Oracle HRMS
3 4 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.10%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.10%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 193 (19.77%) Azure
2 107 (10.96%) AWS
3 74 (7.58%) SaaS
4 36 (3.69%) PaaS
5 24 (2.46%) GitHub
6 19 (1.95%) Serverless
7 15 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (1.54%) Power Platform
8 14 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (1.33%) Amazon Cognito
9 13 (1.33%) Boomi
10 10 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (0.92%) IaaS
12 8 (0.82%) Office 365
13 7 (0.72%) iPaaS
14 6 (0.61%) BrowserStack
14 6 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.61%) Google Docs
14 6 (0.61%) ShareGate
15 5 (0.51%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.18%) HTTP
2 15 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.13%) SSL
3 11 (1.13%) WAN
4 10 (1.02%) Internet
4 10 (1.02%) X.509
5 8 (0.82%) FTP
6 6 (0.61%) Intranet
6 6 (0.61%) Network Security
7 4 (0.41%) Firewall
8 2 (0.20%) DNS
8 2 (0.20%) IPv6
9 1 (0.10%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.10%) LAN
9 1 (0.10%) MPLS
9 1 (0.10%) SAN
9 1 (0.10%) SNMP
9 1 (0.10%) SSH
9 1 (0.10%) VLAN
9 1 (0.10%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 96 (9.84%) Relational Database
3 58 (5.94%) RDBMS
4 33 (3.38%) MySQL
5 24 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (2.25%) Big Data
7 19 (1.95%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (1.43%) Power BI
10 13 (1.33%) Redis
11 12 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.23%) InterSystems Cache
12 11 (1.13%) DB2
13 10 (1.02%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.82%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.61%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 123 (12.60%) Selenium
2 106 (10.86%) JIRA
3 103 (10.55%) Git (software)
4 76 (7.79%) Jenkins
5 51 (5.23%) Visual Studio
6 42 (4.30%) SoapUI
7 36 (3.69%) SpecFlow
8 33 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (2.97%) HP UFT
10 27 (2.77%) Postman
10 27 (2.77%) Subversion
11 26 (2.66%) Visual Studio Team System
12 25 (2.56%) Eclipse
13 21 (2.15%) Eclipse RCP
14 20 (2.05%) LoadRunner
15 19 (1.95%) Cucumber
16 16 (1.64%) JMeter
17 15 (1.54%) TeamCity
18 13 (1.33%) Bitbucket
18 13 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 121 (12.40%) Finance
2 62 (6.35%) Retail
3 45 (4.61%) Aerospace
4 26 (2.66%) Automotive
5 25 (2.56%) Military
6 22 (2.25%) Marketing
7 18 (1.84%) Banking
8 15 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.33%) Law
10 10 (1.02%) Public Sector
11 8 (0.82%) Back Office
11 8 (0.82%) Legal
12 4 (0.41%) Advertising
12 4 (0.41%) Electronics
12 4 (0.41%) Local Government
12 4 (0.41%) Publishing
13 3 (0.31%) Billing
14 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 284 (29.10%) Developer
2 179 (18.34%) Analyst
3 113 (11.58%) Software Engineer
4 104 (10.66%) Senior Developer
5 86 (8.81%) Business Analyst
6 84 (8.61%) .NET Developer
7 65 (6.66%) Software Developer
8 61 (6.25%) C# Developer
9 60 (6.15%) Architect
10 45 (4.61%) Senior Software Engineer
11 44 (4.51%) Project Manager
12 43 (4.41%) Java Developer
13 37 (3.79%) QA Engineer
14 34 (3.48%) Software Analyst
15 29 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
15 29 (2.97%) Full Stack Developer
15 29 (2.97%) Senior Software Developer
15 29 (2.97%) Test Engineer
15 29 (2.97%) Test Leader
16 28 (2.87%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (27.97%) .NET
2 118 (12.09%) HTML
3 111 (11.37%) CSS
4 102 (10.45%) AngularJS
5 92 (9.43%) Web Services
6 91 (9.32%) ASP.NET
7 87 (8.91%) REST
8 84 (8.61%) .NET Framework
9 73 (7.48%) .NET Core
10 66 (6.76%) XML
11 62 (6.35%) SOAP
12 61 (6.25%) jQuery
13 55 (5.64%) RESTful
13 55 (5.64%) Spring
14 49 (5.02%) HTML5
15 48 (4.92%) Middleware
16 42 (4.30%) React
17 37 (3.79%) Entity Framework
18 35 (3.59%) JSON
19 33 (3.38%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 93 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
3 44 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
4 43 (4.41%) Virtual Team
5 33 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 29 (2.97%) Algorithms
7 28 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (2.66%) Client/Server
9 25 (2.56%) User Experience
10 21 (2.15%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.23%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.13%) LIMS
12 11 (1.13%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.92%) Cloud Native
13 9 (0.92%) PKI
13 9 (0.92%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.72%) CMDB
14 7 (0.72%) EPoS
14 7 (0.72%) PMI
14 7 (0.72%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 90 (9.22%) Linux
2 54 (5.53%) Windows
3 18 (1.84%) Unix
4 9 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (0.82%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.61%) CentOS
6 6 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.51%) AIX
7 5 (0.51%) Debian
7 5 (0.51%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.31%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.20%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
10 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.20%) ThreadX
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (56.45%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (19.06%) Software Engineering
3 183 (18.75%) Scrum
4 165 (16.91%) Test Automation
5 155 (15.88%) DevOps
6 151 (15.47%) Problem-Solving
7 117 (11.99%) Project Management
8 116 (11.89%) Waterfall
9 115 (11.78%) Microservices
10 106 (10.86%) MVC
11 98 (10.04%) Computer Science
12 95 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
13 78 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 78 (7.99%) TDD
14 70 (7.17%) Unit Testing
15 65 (6.66%) Mentoring
16 62 (6.35%) OO
16 62 (6.35%) Test Scripting
17 56 (5.74%) Decision-Making
17 56 (5.74%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 323 (33.09%) SQL
2 302 (30.94%) C#
3 201 (20.59%) Java
4 192 (19.67%) JavaScript
5 108 (11.07%) Python
6 61 (6.25%) C++
7 52 (5.33%) T-SQL
8 48 (4.92%) C
9 37 (3.79%) PHP
10 28 (2.87%) PL/SQL
11 22 (2.25%) Java 8
12 18 (1.84%) TypeScript
13 17 (1.74%) Perl
13 17 (1.74%) VB
14 16 (1.64%) Ada
15 14 (1.43%) Shell Script
16 13 (1.33%) VB.NET
17 11 (1.13%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.13%) R
17 11 (1.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 169 (17.32%) Degree
2 51 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 51 (5.23%) Security Cleared
3 48 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 33 (3.38%) ISEB
5 27 (2.77%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.95%) PhD
7 16 (1.64%) CISSP
8 12 (1.23%) SANS
9 11 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.72%) CSSLP
11 5 (0.51%) CBAP
11 5 (0.51%) CCNA
11 5 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.51%) IIBA
11 5 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.51%) SAFe Agilist
12 4 (0.41%) CISM
12 4 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (17.62%) QA
2 36 (3.69%) SLA
3 32 (3.28%) GDPR
4 28 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (2.87%) PMO
5 22 (2.25%) NIST
6 12 (1.23%) PCI DSS
7 11 (1.13%) COBIT
8 7 (0.72%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.41%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.41%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.20%) WCAG
11 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.10%) MiFID
11 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (5.33%) Docker
2 3 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.20%) LXC
3 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 38 (3.89%) Kubernetes
2 33 (3.38%) Puppet
3 29 (2.97%) Ansible
4 24 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (2.15%) Terraform
6 14 (1.43%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (0.61%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.20%) Control-M
9 2 (0.20%) Grafana
9 2 (0.20%) Nagios
10 1 (0.10%) CASB
10 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.10%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.10%) Salt
Vendors
1 100 (10.25%) Oracle
2 93 (9.53%) Microsoft
3 27 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (1.64%) IBM
5 13 (1.33%) Dell
5 13 (1.33%) SAP
6 12 (1.23%) Atlassian
6 12 (1.23%) MuleSoft
6 12 (1.23%) ServiceNow
7 11 (1.13%) webMethods
8 10 (1.02%) CA Agile Central
8 10 (1.02%) HP
8 10 (1.02%) TIBCO
9 9 (0.92%) Google
9 9 (0.92%) Red Hat
9 9 (0.92%) Telstra
10 7 (0.72%) Remedy
11 6 (0.61%) WooCommerce
12 5 (0.51%) BMC
12 5 (0.51%) Workday