Period
to 30 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 41 24
Rank change year-on-year +18 -17 +22
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 43 19 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.95% 4.27% 8.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.81% 4.63% 9.69%
Number of salaries quoted 28 18 45
10th Percentile £36,250 £25,913 £33,500
25th Percentile £41,063 £30,313 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
75th Percentile £43,750 £43,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £48,250 £50,250 £57,000
West Midlands median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 488 410 681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 90.20% 92.13% 90.20%
Number of salaries quoted 376 364 575
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,650 £22,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,750 £43,625 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.59% +9.06% -
75th Percentile £50,000 £51,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £54,500
West Midlands median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +4.65%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing SDLC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Staffordshire

SDLC
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SDLC in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for SDLC in Staffordshire

SDLC
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing SDLC in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Salary histogram for SDLC in Staffordshire

SDLC
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 30 July 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
Stoke-on-Trent +14 18 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Stafford - 11 - -
Tamworth -5 5 £40,000 +45.45%
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £48,250 - 1
Lichfield -3 1 £50,000 +94.17%
SDLC
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 27 (62.79%) QA
2 26 (60.47%) Software Testing
3 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (39.53%) C#
4 17 (39.53%) TDD
5 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
5 16 (37.21%) BDD
6 14 (32.56%) Business Process Improvement
6 14 (32.56%) Process Improvement
6 14 (32.56%) Telematics
6 14 (32.56%) Logistics
6 14 (32.56%) Requirements Analysis
6 14 (32.56%) ITIL
6 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
6 14 (32.56%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (32.56%) GAP Analysis
6 14 (32.56%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 14 (32.56%) Business Process Analysis
6 14 (32.56%) Feasibility Study
7 13 (30.23%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (30.23%) Mobile App
7 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
8 12 (27.91%) ISEB
8 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
8 12 (27.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (25.58%) MSTest
9 11 (25.58%) SpecFlow
9 11 (25.58%) Organisational Skills
9 11 (25.58%) Influencing Skills
9 11 (25.58%) Load Testing

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (2.33%) Azure Logic Apps
2 1 (2.33%) Azure Service Bus
2 1 (2.33%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.33%) GitHub
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) DHCP
1 1 (2.33%) DNS
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
1 1 (2.33%) IPsec
1 1 (2.33%) RTP
1 1 (2.33%) SSH
1 1 (2.33%) tcpdump
1 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.33%) Data Mart
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) MSTest
1 11 (25.58%) NUnit
1 11 (25.58%) Selenium
1 11 (25.58%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.33%) TestRail
General
1 11 (25.58%) Influencing Skills
1 11 (25.58%) Marketing
1 11 (25.58%) Organisational Skills
2 7 (16.28%) Social Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.33%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Analyst
1 20 (46.51%) Business Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Senior Software Test Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Senior Test Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Software Test Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) Test Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Development Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Development Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Software Development Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Software Development Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Test Development Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.30%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.65%) HTML Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Junior
6 2 (4.65%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.65%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) .NET
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (6.98%) jQuery
3 3 (6.98%) Spring
3 3 (6.98%) Web Services
4 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.65%) Ajax
4 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.65%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) Laravel
5 1 (2.33%) React
5 1 (2.33%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) Symfony
5 1 (2.33%) WCF
5 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Mobile App
2 11 (25.58%) EPoS
2 11 (25.58%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.33%) Reinsurance
3 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Software Testing
2 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (39.53%) TDD
4 16 (37.21%) BDD
4 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
5 14 (32.56%) Business Process Analysis
5 14 (32.56%) Business Process Improvement
5 14 (32.56%) Feasibility Study
5 14 (32.56%) GAP Analysis
5 14 (32.56%) ITIL
5 14 (32.56%) Logistics
5 14 (32.56%) Process Improvement
5 14 (32.56%) Requirements Analysis
5 14 (32.56%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 14 (32.56%) Telematics
6 13 (30.23%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (25.58%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (25.58%) Load Testing
7 11 (25.58%) Regression Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) C#
2 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.98%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.33%) C
5 1 (2.33%) C++
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (27.91%) ISEB
2 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
2 12 (27.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (62.79%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) iptables
1 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
1 1 (2.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) BMC Marimba
1 1 (2.33%) Cacti
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.33%) Nagios
1 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle