Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 91 50
Rank change year-on-year +31 -41 -6
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 861 254 1,299
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.81% 3.19% 5.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.15% 3.47% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 641 226 1,073
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,100
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% - +1.94%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +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 16,727 7,328 23,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.43% 92.06% 91.25%
Number of salaries quoted 11,289 6,092 18,755
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,371 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +32 333 £55,000 - 55
Berkshire +19 157 £61,250 +2.08% 27
Hampshire -48 155 £45,000 - 26
Surrey +18 146 £55,000 -4.35% 19
Buckinghamshire +1 111 £50,000 +5.26% 17
East Sussex -11 87 £50,000 +8.70% 5
West Sussex +36 66 £47,500 -9.52% 14
Oxfordshire +12 66 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Kent -14 45 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Sussex - 5 £60,000 -
Middlesex - 4 £45,000 -
Isle of Wight - 3 £30,500 - 1
Home Counties - 2 £50,000 -
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 542 (62.95%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (31.36%) C#
3 252 (29.27%) Azure
4 242 (28.11%) SQL
5 241 (27.99%) DevOps
6 216 (25.09%) JavaScript
7 208 (24.16%) Social Skills
8 202 (23.46%) .NET
9 186 (21.60%) Scrum
10 181 (21.02%) Degree
11 176 (20.44%) Test Automation
12 169 (19.63%) Finance
13 156 (18.12%) Software Engineering
13 156 (18.12%) Problem-Solving
14 155 (18.00%) Java
15 144 (16.72%) Microsoft
16 133 (15.45%) AWS
17 130 (15.10%) Computer Science
18 129 (14.98%) SQL Server
19 125 (14.52%) Full Stack Development
20 118 (13.70%) Git (software)
21 110 (12.78%) TDD
22 109 (12.66%) Linux
23 108 (12.54%) Project Management
24 107 (12.43%) AngularJS
25 105 (12.20%) QA
26 104 (12.08%) CSS
27 101 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
28 99 (11.50%) HTML
28 99 (11.50%) Python

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 24 (2.79%) Confluence
2 13 (1.51%) Apache
3 12 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.28%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.70%) IIS
6 5 (0.58%) CMS
6 5 (0.58%) SAS
6 5 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.35%) WordPress
9 2 (0.23%) Drupal
9 2 (0.23%) nginx
9 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.12%) GemFire
10 1 (0.12%) JBoss
10 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.35%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.23%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.12%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 15 (1.74%) Oracle Assets
1 15 (1.74%) Oracle Payables
1 15 (1.74%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
2 8 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.46%) Cognos Controller
3 4 (0.46%) Infor CloudSuite
3 4 (0.46%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 4 (0.46%) Infor CRM
4 3 (0.35%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.12%) BASE24
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 252 (29.27%) Azure
2 133 (15.45%) AWS
3 53 (6.16%) SaaS
4 49 (5.69%) GitHub
5 43 (4.99%) Serverless
6 36 (4.18%) Power Platform
7 31 (3.60%) GCP
8 28 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (2.67%) Amazon EKS
10 20 (2.32%) PaaS
11 18 (2.09%) Azure Data Factory
11 18 (2.09%) Azure Logic Apps
11 18 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
11 18 (2.09%) OpenShift
12 15 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (1.63%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 12 (1.39%) Azure Service Bus
15 11 (1.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 11 (1.28%) Azure Functions
16 10 (1.16%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.14%) Firewall
2 14 (1.63%) SSL
3 8 (0.93%) VPN
4 7 (0.81%) Network Security
5 6 (0.70%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (0.58%) HTTP
7 2 (0.23%) Internet
7 2 (0.23%) NAS
7 2 (0.23%) SAN
8 1 (0.12%) 4G
8 1 (0.12%) 5G
8 1 (0.12%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.12%) ATM
8 1 (0.12%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (0.12%) OSPF
8 1 (0.12%) PBX
8 1 (0.12%) RTP
8 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.12%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.12%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 41 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 30 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (3.48%) Power BI
4 27 (3.14%) Data Lake
5 24 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (2.09%) Big Data
7 17 (1.97%) MySQL
7 17 (1.97%) Tableau
8 16 (1.86%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
11 12 (1.39%) Data Mining
11 12 (1.39%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (1.16%) MS Access
14 9 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
14 9 (1.05%) HBase
15 7 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 118 (13.70%) Git (software)
2 74 (8.59%) Visual Studio
3 73 (8.48%) JIRA
4 65 (7.55%) Selenium
5 54 (6.27%) Jenkins
6 31 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (3.25%) NUnit
8 23 (2.67%) Gradle
9 20 (2.32%) SpecFlow
9 20 (2.32%) WebDriver
10 14 (1.63%) TeamCity
11 13 (1.51%) TestNG
12 12 (1.39%) Bitbucket
12 12 (1.39%) GitLab
13 11 (1.28%) Postman
14 10 (1.16%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.81%) JMeter
16 6 (0.70%) HP UFT
16 6 (0.70%) JUnit
16 6 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 208 (24.16%) Social Skills
2 169 (19.63%) Finance
3 101 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.07%) Retail
5 34 (3.95%) Organisational Skills
6 32 (3.72%) Advertising
7 30 (3.48%) Telecoms
8 24 (2.79%) Legal
8 24 (2.79%) Marketing
9 14 (1.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 14 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.51%) Electronics
10 13 (1.51%) Law
11 11 (1.28%) Banking
12 10 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
13 9 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
14 8 (0.93%) Automotive
14 8 (0.93%) General Ledger
14 8 (0.93%) Public Sector
15 7 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 232 (26.95%) Developer
2 126 (14.63%) Analyst
3 93 (10.80%) Software Engineer
4 61 (7.08%) Business Analyst
5 57 (6.62%) Project Manager
6 54 (6.27%) Architect
7 52 (6.04%) Full Stack Developer
8 49 (5.69%) Software Developer
9 47 (5.46%) .NET Developer
9 47 (5.46%) C# Developer
10 44 (5.11%) Senior Developer
11 40 (4.65%) Java Developer
12 36 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
13 33 (3.83%) Scrum Master
14 29 (3.37%) Tester
15 28 (3.25%) Security Engineer
16 25 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
17 24 (2.79%) JavaScript Developer
17 24 (2.79%) Senior DevOps
18 23 (2.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (23.46%) .NET
2 107 (12.43%) AngularJS
3 104 (12.08%) CSS
4 99 (11.50%) HTML
5 84 (9.76%) Node.js
6 81 (9.41%) React
7 71 (8.25%) REST
8 62 (7.20%) Web Services
9 61 (7.08%) ASP.NET
10 56 (6.50%) RESTful
11 51 (5.92%) .NET Framework
12 48 (5.57%) .NET Core
13 39 (4.53%) jQuery
14 29 (3.37%) SOAP
15 25 (2.90%) Java EE
16 23 (2.67%) RxJS
17 22 (2.56%) TinkerPop
18 19 (2.21%) XML
19 18 (2.09%) Vue.js
20 17 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.34%) Virtual Team
2 38 (4.41%) User Experience
3 37 (4.30%) Cloud Native
4 34 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
5 33 (3.83%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.86%) Life Science
8 15 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.39%) iPad
10 11 (1.28%) Legacy Systems
11 9 (1.05%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.81%) LIMS
13 7 (0.81%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.70%) Renewable Energy
15 5 (0.58%) CMDB
15 5 (0.58%) Derivative
16 4 (0.46%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 109 (12.66%) Linux
2 78 (9.06%) Windows
3 28 (3.25%) Unix
4 22 (2.56%) Android
5 21 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.93%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.12%) AIX
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 542 (62.95%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (27.99%) DevOps
3 186 (21.60%) Scrum
4 176 (20.44%) Test Automation
5 156 (18.12%) Problem-Solving
5 156 (18.12%) Software Engineering
6 130 (15.10%) Computer Science
7 125 (14.52%) Full Stack Development
8 110 (12.78%) TDD
9 108 (12.54%) Project Management
10 91 (10.57%) Software Testing
11 88 (10.22%) Waterfall
12 84 (9.76%) Mentoring
13 74 (8.59%) Continuous Improvement
14 70 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 63 (7.32%) Analytics
16 62 (7.20%) Microservices
17 60 (6.97%) Business Analysis
18 58 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
18 58 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 270 (31.36%) C#
2 242 (28.11%) SQL
3 216 (25.09%) JavaScript
4 155 (18.00%) Java
5 99 (11.50%) Python
6 43 (4.99%) C++
7 40 (4.65%) TypeScript
8 38 (4.41%) C
9 28 (3.25%) PHP
10 26 (3.02%) T-SQL
11 22 (2.56%) Gremlin
12 16 (1.86%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.63%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.63%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.51%) Go
15 9 (1.05%) Groovy
15 9 (1.05%) Scala
16 8 (0.93%) VB
16 8 (0.93%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 181 (21.02%) Degree
2 59 (6.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (5.11%) Security Cleared
4 40 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 31 (3.60%) Master's Degree
6 28 (3.25%) CISSP
7 22 (2.56%) AWS Certification
8 21 (2.44%) ISEB
9 17 (1.97%) CEH
10 16 (1.86%) CISM
11 14 (1.63%) CRISC
12 13 (1.51%) TOGAF Certification
13 8 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.93%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 7 (0.81%) IIBA
14 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.70%) CBAP
15 6 (0.70%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (12.20%) QA
2 16 (1.86%) Accessibility
3 15 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.51%) SLA
6 12 (1.39%) GDPR
7 5 (0.58%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.46%) PMO
9 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 76 (8.83%) Docker
2 6 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (0.58%) Firmware
4 4 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.23%) NFS
5 2 (0.23%) Samba
6 1 (0.12%) HDFS
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 62 (7.20%) Kubernetes
2 46 (5.34%) Terraform
3 30 (3.48%) Ansible
4 7 (0.81%) CSIRT
5 6 (0.70%) Puppet
6 5 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.46%) Kubeflow
8 3 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 144 (16.72%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.97%) Oracle
3 22 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
4 21 (2.44%) SAP
5 20 (2.32%) Databricks
6 15 (1.74%) Google
7 12 (1.39%) StreamSets
8 10 (1.16%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.05%) Informatica
10 8 (0.93%) MuleSoft
11 7 (0.81%) Alteryx
11 7 (0.81%) Sage
12 6 (0.70%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.58%) InterSystems
13 5 (0.58%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.46%) Cognos
14 4 (0.46%) Infor
14 4 (0.46%) New Relic
14 4 (0.46%) YouTube
15 3 (0.35%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud