Period
to 16 May 2021

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 16 May 2021 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 66 60 51
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 0
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 574 774 1,344
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.31% 4.45% 5.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.67% 4.87% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 451 641 1,092
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,731 £32,050
25th Percentile £41,625 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,969
Median % change year-on-year - -1.90% +1.94%
75th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 12,280 15,894 23,935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 92.12% 91.29% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 9,316 12,917 19,537
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,500 £38,352 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 16 May 2021.

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 16 May 2021. 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 -9 213 £52,500 +5.00% 50
Surrey -8 112 £60,000 +4.35% 13
Hampshire +2 104 £50,000 +5.26% 28
Berkshire -11 94 £55,000 +4.76% 22
West Sussex +9 72 £47,500 +5.56% 8
Oxfordshire -9 64 £51,250 +28.27% 17
Buckinghamshire -1 55 £48,500 -19.17% 11
East Sussex +8 52 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Kent -7 20 £47,500 -13.64% 7
Sussex - 1 £57,000 - 1
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, 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.

1 342 (59.58%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (35.37%) C#
3 187 (32.58%) .NET
4 158 (27.53%) Social Skills
5 150 (26.13%) Azure
6 148 (25.78%) JavaScript
7 130 (22.65%) DevOps
8 128 (22.30%) Scrum
9 125 (21.78%) Finance
10 119 (20.73%) SQL
11 115 (20.03%) Degree
12 113 (19.69%) SQL Server
13 108 (18.82%) Problem-Solving
14 107 (18.64%) Test Automation
15 106 (18.47%) Analytical Skills
16 104 (18.12%) CSS
17 94 (16.38%) AngularJS
18 89 (15.51%) HTML
19 88 (15.33%) QA
20 86 (14.98%) TDD
21 82 (14.29%) Java
22 77 (13.41%) AWS
23 76 (13.24%) Software Engineering
24 75 (13.07%) Microsoft
25 69 (12.02%) Visual Studio
26 64 (11.15%) ASP.NET
26 64 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
27 63 (10.98%) Software Testing
28 61 (10.63%) Linux
28 61 (10.63%) React

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 22 (3.83%) Confluence
2 15 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.57%) CMS
4 7 (1.22%) Apache
4 7 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.22%) SAS
5 6 (1.05%) Apache Solr
5 6 (1.05%) IIS
6 5 (0.87%) Drupal
6 5 (0.87%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.70%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.70%) GemFire
8 3 (0.52%) WordPress
9 2 (0.35%) Liferay
9 2 (0.35%) nginx
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 31 (5.40%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.61%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.57%) Oracle Assets
2 9 (1.57%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (1.57%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (1.57%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (0.87%) Epicor Tropos
4 4 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 150 (26.13%) Azure
2 77 (13.41%) AWS
3 49 (8.54%) SaaS
4 18 (3.14%) Power Platform
5 17 (2.96%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (1.92%) PowerApps
7 10 (1.74%) GCP
7 10 (1.74%) PaaS
7 10 (1.74%) Serverless
8 8 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.39%) GitHub
8 8 (1.39%) IaaS
9 7 (1.22%) Azure Logic Apps
10 6 (1.05%) Amazon EKS
10 6 (1.05%) Azure Stack
11 5 (0.87%) Azure Service Bus
12 4 (0.70%) Microsoft 365
13 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.22%) Internet
2 3 (0.52%) Firewall
3 2 (0.35%) DNS
3 2 (0.35%) WebEx
4 1 (0.17%) 3G
4 1 (0.17%) 4G
4 1 (0.17%) 5G
4 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.17%) DAB
4 1 (0.17%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.17%) HTTP
4 1 (0.17%) INAP
4 1 (0.17%) Intelligent Network
4 1 (0.17%) ISUP
4 1 (0.17%) RTP
4 1 (0.17%) SS7
4 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.17%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.17%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (19.69%) SQL Server
2 43 (7.49%) Relational Database
3 26 (4.53%) NoSQL
4 21 (3.66%) MySQL
5 11 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.92%) Power BI
6 9 (1.57%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.05%) BigQuery
9 6 (1.05%) MS Access
9 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.87%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.70%) Big Data
11 4 (0.70%) HBase
11 4 (0.70%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.70%) Redis
11 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 69 (12.02%) Visual Studio
2 54 (9.41%) Git (software)
3 50 (8.71%) JIRA
4 38 (6.62%) Selenium
5 25 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (3.83%) SpecFlow
7 19 (3.31%) TeamCity
8 18 (3.14%) Jenkins
9 16 (2.79%) NUnit
9 16 (2.79%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (2.09%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.92%) Protractor
12 10 (1.74%) Gradle
12 10 (1.74%) Oracle APEX
13 9 (1.57%) IntelliJ
13 9 (1.57%) WebDriver
14 8 (1.39%) Moq
15 7 (1.22%) Cucumber
15 7 (1.22%) Maven
15 7 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 158 (27.53%) Social Skills
2 125 (21.78%) Finance
3 106 (18.47%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (6.62%) Advertising
5 30 (5.23%) Retail
6 22 (3.83%) Marketing
7 19 (3.31%) Banking
7 19 (3.31%) Manufacturing
7 19 (3.31%) Organisational Skills
8 17 (2.96%) Law
9 15 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (2.44%) Influencing Skills
11 13 (2.26%) Automotive
11 13 (2.26%) Documentation Skills
12 12 (2.09%) Electronics
13 11 (1.92%) Billing
14 10 (1.74%) Telecoms
15 9 (1.57%) Public Sector
16 8 (1.39%) Financial Institution
17 6 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 217 (37.80%) Developer
2 83 (14.46%) Analyst
3 73 (12.72%) C# Developer
4 54 (9.41%) .NET Developer
5 49 (8.54%) Architect
6 43 (7.49%) Business Analyst
7 41 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
8 40 (6.97%) Senior Developer
9 39 (6.79%) C# .NET Developer
10 30 (5.23%) Java Developer
11 29 (5.05%) Software Engineer
12 28 (4.88%) Software Developer
13 26 (4.53%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (4.18%) Project Manager
15 23 (4.01%) Senior C# Developer
16 20 (3.48%) QA Engineer
17 18 (3.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 17 (2.96%) Product Owner
18 17 (2.96%) QA Automation Engineer
19 16 (2.79%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (32.58%) .NET
2 104 (18.12%) CSS
3 94 (16.38%) AngularJS
4 89 (15.51%) HTML
5 64 (11.15%) ASP.NET
6 61 (10.63%) React
7 56 (9.76%) .NET Core
8 49 (8.54%) .NET Framework
9 46 (8.01%) Node.js
9 46 (8.01%) RESTful
10 44 (7.67%) REST
11 37 (6.45%) Web Services
12 31 (5.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 30 (5.23%) jQuery
14 19 (3.31%) Sass
15 18 (3.14%) SOAP
16 17 (2.96%) CSS3
16 17 (2.96%) LAMP
16 17 (2.96%) XML
17 16 (2.79%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.27%) User Experience
2 24 (4.18%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (3.66%) Virtual Team
5 18 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.61%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.09%) Algorithms
7 12 (2.09%) Cloud Native
7 12 (2.09%) Derivative
7 12 (2.09%) LIMS
8 11 (1.92%) iPad
9 8 (1.39%) Analytical Mindset
10 7 (1.22%) Reinsurance
11 6 (1.05%) CMDB
11 6 (1.05%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.70%) FMCG
13 4 (0.70%) Life Science
13 4 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (10.63%) Linux
2 43 (7.49%) Windows
3 19 (3.31%) Apple iOS
4 17 (2.96%) Unix
5 13 (2.26%) Android
6 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (59.58%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (22.65%) DevOps
3 128 (22.30%) Scrum
4 108 (18.82%) Problem-Solving
5 107 (18.64%) Test Automation
6 86 (14.98%) TDD
7 76 (13.24%) Software Engineering
8 64 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (10.98%) Software Testing
10 60 (10.45%) Computer Science
11 59 (10.28%) Project Management
12 50 (8.71%) ITIL
13 49 (8.54%) Microservices
13 49 (8.54%) MVC
14 48 (8.36%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (7.32%) User Stories
15 42 (7.32%) Waterfall
16 38 (6.62%) OO
17 37 (6.45%) BDD
17 37 (6.45%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 203 (35.37%) C#
2 148 (25.78%) JavaScript
3 119 (20.73%) SQL
4 82 (14.29%) Java
5 52 (9.06%) Python
6 36 (6.27%) TypeScript
7 25 (4.36%) C++
8 22 (3.83%) PHP
9 18 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.79%) PowerShell
11 13 (2.26%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.92%) C
12 11 (1.92%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.57%) Groovy
13 9 (1.57%) VB
14 8 (1.39%) VB6
15 7 (1.22%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.05%) Apple Swift
16 6 (1.05%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.05%) Gremlin
Qualifications
1 115 (20.03%) Degree
2 29 (5.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (3.31%) AWS Certification
4 12 (2.09%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (1.74%) Master's Degree
6 9 (1.57%) ISEB
6 9 (1.57%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.39%) MBA
8 7 (1.22%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.70%) CSPO
9 4 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.70%) OCP
9 4 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.70%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.70%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.35%) CISSP
11 2 (0.35%) PMP
11 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (15.33%) QA
2 11 (1.92%) GDPR
3 10 (1.74%) PMO
4 7 (1.22%) Good Clinical Practice
5 6 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.87%) GAMP
6 5 (0.87%) SLA
7 4 (0.70%) CDISC
8 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.35%) COBIT
9 2 (0.35%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 19 (3.31%) Docker
2 12 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.70%) HDFS
5 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (3.83%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.96%) Terraform
3 8 (1.39%) Ansible
4 7 (1.22%) Puppet
5 6 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.70%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.35%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 75 (13.07%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.19%) Oracle
3 20 (3.48%) SAP
4 16 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (2.09%) VMware
6 10 (1.74%) hybris
7 8 (1.39%) Xceptor
8 7 (1.22%) Google
8 7 (1.22%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.05%) Zend
10 5 (0.87%) Okta
10 5 (0.87%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.70%) ANSYS
11 4 (0.70%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.70%) Dynatrace
12 3 (0.52%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.52%) Informatica
12 3 (0.52%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.52%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.35%) Talend