Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 50 92 59
Rank change year-on-year +42 -33 -18
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 976 344 1,110
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.38% 3.38% 4.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.79% 3.66% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 683 283 923
10th Percentile £36,765 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -0.33%
75th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £62,000
90th Percentile £84,500 £75,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

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 16,868 9,389 21,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 92.99% 92.13% 91.10%
Number of salaries quoted 11,490 7,587 17,184
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £64,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +26 341 £61,900 +12.55% 53
Surrey +33 216 £60,000 +14.29% 35
Hampshire +34 213 £55,000 +22.22% 20
Berkshire +27 186 £65,000 +18.18% 20
Buckinghamshire -4 80 £55,000 +22.22% 11
Oxfordshire +9 77 £62,500 +13.64% 22
West Sussex +45 76 £47,500 - 10
Kent 0 71 £55,000 +10.00% 10
East Sussex -41 28 £60,000 +6.67% 8
Isle of Wight - 6 £30,500 - 2
Sussex - 5 £60,000 - 1
Middlesex - 4 - - 1
Home Counties - 3 £62,500 -
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 605 (61.99%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (35.45%) C#
3 319 (32.68%) Azure
4 301 (30.84%) DevOps
5 287 (29.41%) .NET
6 254 (26.02%) SQL
7 241 (24.69%) Microsoft
8 238 (24.39%) Finance
9 215 (22.03%) Social Skills
10 210 (21.52%) Software Engineering
11 203 (20.80%) Java
12 201 (20.59%) Test Automation
13 180 (18.44%) Problem-Solving
14 175 (17.93%) JavaScript
15 172 (17.62%) CI/CD
16 171 (17.52%) Degree
17 170 (17.42%) AWS
18 156 (15.98%) Mentoring
18 156 (15.98%) Scrum
19 152 (15.57%) QA
19 152 (15.57%) TDD
20 150 (15.37%) SQL Server
21 143 (14.65%) Python
22 142 (14.55%) Project Management
23 139 (14.24%) Git (software)
24 136 (13.93%) Risk Management
25 135 (13.83%) Full Stack Development
26 133 (13.63%) GitHub
27 128 (13.11%) Serverless
28 123 (12.60%) Continuous Improvement

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 25 (2.56%) Apache
1 25 (2.56%) Confluence
2 21 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.05%) Apache Airflow
4 17 (1.74%) Apache Spark
5 14 (1.43%) CMS
6 8 (0.82%) IIS
7 5 (0.51%) Kentico
8 4 (0.41%) IBM Domino
8 4 (0.41%) SAS
9 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.31%) WordPress
10 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.10%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 35 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.20%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.20%) Sketch
8 1 (0.10%) Marvel
8 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.13%) Oracle Assets
1 11 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
1 11 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
1 11 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (0.51%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.20%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.10%) BASE24
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 319 (32.68%) Azure
2 170 (17.42%) AWS
3 133 (13.63%) GitHub
4 128 (13.11%) Serverless
5 77 (7.89%) SaaS
6 70 (7.17%) Amazon EKS
7 50 (5.12%) OpenShift
8 49 (5.02%) GitHub Actions
9 48 (4.92%) Azure Data Factory
10 46 (4.71%) Power Platform
11 40 (4.10%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 40 (4.10%) Azure Functions
11 40 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
12 39 (4.00%) Azure Service Bus
13 38 (3.89%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 37 (3.79%) Azure Monitor
15 32 (3.28%) PaaS
16 29 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
16 29 (2.97%) Azure Event Grid
17 28 (2.87%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.02%) Cisco IPT
2 41 (4.20%) Firewall
3 21 (2.15%) SSL
4 17 (1.74%) VPN
5 13 (1.33%) Internet
6 12 (1.23%) Network Security
7 11 (1.13%) HTTP
8 7 (0.72%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.72%) Wireless
9 6 (0.61%) SMTP
10 3 (0.31%) Tactical Data Link
11 2 (0.20%) NAS
11 2 (0.20%) SAN
12 1 (0.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (15.37%) SQL Server
2 65 (6.66%) Big Data
3 60 (6.15%) Data Lake
4 42 (4.30%) Power BI
5 35 (3.59%) Relational Database
6 29 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 22 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
8 22 (2.25%) NoSQL
9 21 (2.15%) Electronic Patient Records
9 21 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (2.05%) Amazon Athena
10 20 (2.05%) Amazon Redshift
11 19 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
12 18 (1.84%) Data Mining
12 18 (1.84%) Tableau
13 17 (1.74%) MySQL
14 13 (1.33%) Hadoop
15 12 (1.23%) Oracle Database
16 10 (1.02%) HBase
Development Applications
1 139 (14.24%) Git (software)
2 105 (10.76%) Visual Studio
3 54 (5.53%) JIRA
4 47 (4.82%) Selenium
5 37 (3.79%) SpecFlow
6 36 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (2.46%) Jenkins
7 24 (2.46%) NUnit
8 16 (1.64%) Bitbucket
9 12 (1.23%) WebDriver
10 10 (1.02%) GitLab
10 10 (1.02%) Jasmine
11 9 (0.92%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.82%) git-flow
13 7 (0.72%) Artifactory
13 7 (0.72%) MSTest
13 7 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (0.72%) TestRail
14 6 (0.61%) RStudio
14 6 (0.61%) SonarQube
General
1 238 (24.39%) Finance
2 215 (22.03%) Social Skills
3 110 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.30%) Organisational Skills
5 40 (4.10%) Legal
6 39 (4.00%) Retail
7 38 (3.89%) Marketing
8 29 (2.97%) Influencing Skills
9 28 (2.87%) Telecoms
10 25 (2.56%) Law
11 24 (2.46%) Manufacturing
12 23 (2.36%) Advertising
13 20 (2.05%) Banking
13 20 (2.05%) Electronics
14 19 (1.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 19 (1.95%) Public Sector
15 13 (1.33%) Automotive
15 13 (1.33%) Presentation Skills
16 11 (1.13%) Publishing
17 10 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 240 (24.59%) Developer
2 130 (13.32%) Software Engineer
3 123 (12.60%) Analyst
4 82 (8.40%) Business Analyst
5 81 (8.30%) Project Manager
6 80 (8.20%) Senior Developer
7 71 (7.27%) Data Engineer
7 71 (7.27%) Security Engineer
8 69 (7.07%) .NET Developer
9 67 (6.86%) C# Developer
10 53 (5.43%) Software Developer
11 52 (5.33%) Senior Security Engineer
12 50 (5.12%) Cloud Engineer
12 50 (5.12%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 49 (5.02%) Senior Data Engineer
14 45 (4.61%) Full Stack Developer
15 42 (4.30%) IT Manager
16 41 (4.20%) Principal Engineer
17 40 (4.10%) Principal Software Engineer
17 40 (4.10%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (29.41%) .NET
2 77 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 76 (7.79%) RESTful
4 75 (7.68%) REST
5 74 (7.58%) .NET Core
6 73 (7.48%) CSS
6 73 (7.48%) Node.js
7 72 (7.38%) HTML
8 65 (6.66%) .NET Framework
9 64 (6.56%) React
10 44 (4.51%) AngularJS
11 41 (4.20%) Web Services
12 38 (3.89%) Kafka
13 37 (3.79%) COM
14 33 (3.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 32 (3.28%) jQuery
15 32 (3.28%) MFC
15 32 (3.28%) STL
15 32 (3.28%) XML
16 24 (2.46%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 78 (7.99%) Cloud Native
2 50 (5.12%) User Experience
3 38 (3.89%) Virtual Team
4 29 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 23 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.25%) Algorithms
7 22 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (1.43%) iPad
10 13 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (1.33%) Driving Licence
11 9 (0.92%) Credit Risk
11 9 (0.92%) Cyber Defence
11 9 (0.92%) Cyberattack
11 9 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (0.72%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.72%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.61%) Legacy Systems
13 6 (0.61%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 48 (4.92%) Linux
2 36 (3.69%) Windows
3 21 (2.15%) Apple iOS
4 16 (1.64%) Android
5 7 (0.72%) Unix
6 6 (0.61%) Solaris
7 4 (0.41%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.10%) CentOS
8 1 (0.10%) Debian
8 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.10%) VMS
8 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (61.99%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (30.84%) DevOps
3 210 (21.52%) Software Engineering
4 201 (20.59%) Test Automation
5 180 (18.44%) Problem-Solving
6 172 (17.62%) CI/CD
7 156 (15.98%) Mentoring
7 156 (15.98%) Scrum
8 152 (15.57%) TDD
9 142 (14.55%) Project Management
10 136 (13.93%) Risk Management
11 135 (13.83%) Full Stack Development
12 123 (12.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 121 (12.40%) Waterfall
14 104 (10.66%) Analytics
15 93 (9.53%) Computer Science
16 84 (8.61%) User Stories
17 78 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
18 72 (7.38%) Microservices
18 72 (7.38%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 346 (35.45%) C#
2 254 (26.02%) SQL
3 203 (20.80%) Java
4 175 (17.93%) JavaScript
5 143 (14.65%) Python
6 77 (7.89%) C++
7 64 (6.56%) C
8 63 (6.45%) PowerShell
9 57 (5.84%) Bash
10 53 (5.43%) Scala
11 42 (4.30%) T-SQL
12 26 (2.66%) PHP
13 24 (2.46%) TypeScript
14 21 (2.15%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.74%) VB
15 17 (1.74%) VB6
16 12 (1.23%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.82%) Go
18 6 (0.61%) Kotlin
19 4 (0.41%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 171 (17.52%) Degree
2 62 (6.35%) CISSP
3 52 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (5.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 42 (4.30%) Security Cleared
6 37 (3.79%) SC Cleared
7 30 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (2.97%) AWS Certification
9 26 (2.66%) ISEB
10 16 (1.64%) PMI Certification
10 16 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (1.54%) ISTQB
11 15 (1.54%) PMP
12 10 (1.02%) CEH
12 10 (1.02%) CISM
13 9 (0.92%) CRISC
13 9 (0.92%) IIBA
14 8 (0.82%) CBAP
14 8 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.82%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (15.57%) QA
2 28 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.74%) GDPR
4 14 (1.43%) PMO
5 11 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.92%) NIST
7 6 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.61%) SLA
8 5 (0.51%) GxP
9 4 (0.41%) DICOM
10 3 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.31%) GAMP
10 3 (0.31%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.31%) IEC 62304
10 3 (0.31%) ISO 26262
11 2 (0.20%) Accessibility
11 2 (0.20%) GMP
12 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.10%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 91 (9.32%) Docker
2 9 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.82%) Firmware
4 6 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.41%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.20%) NFS
7 2 (0.20%) Samba
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 45 (4.61%) Kubernetes
2 39 (4.00%) Terraform
3 14 (1.43%) CSIRT
4 9 (0.92%) Ansible
5 5 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.41%) Puppet
7 3 (0.31%) Kubeflow
8 2 (0.20%) HockeyApp
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.10%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 241 (24.69%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.25%) Databricks
3 45 (4.61%) Oracle
4 28 (2.87%) SAP
5 18 (1.84%) Atlassian
6 16 (1.64%) Google
6 16 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.23%) Apple
7 12 (1.23%) Sage
8 9 (0.92%) ServiceNow
8 9 (0.92%) StreamSets
8 9 (0.92%) VMware
9 8 (0.82%) Adobe
10 7 (0.72%) Alteryx
11 5 (0.51%) Cognos
11 5 (0.51%) Informatica
11 5 (0.51%) Intapp
11 5 (0.51%) InterSystems
11 5 (0.51%) Planview
12 4 (0.41%) Sitecore