Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 38 40
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +3
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 4,836 6,101 6,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.41% 6.08% 5.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.92% 6.68% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3,880 5,033 5,225
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,400 £29,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,638 91,290 97,239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.38% 90.94% 90.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64,130 74,018 79,258
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £66,000
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +1.05%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the UK excluding London

SDLC
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDLC in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for SDLC in the UK excluding London

SDLC
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the UK excluding London

SDLC
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. 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
South East +12 1,576 £52,500 +5.00% 182
North of England -6 1,069 £45,000 - 220
North West -5 593 £45,000 - 107
Midlands -10 593 £45,000 +5.88% 148
South West -6 556 £45,000 +5.88% 104
East of England -21 480 £52,500 +10.53% 74
Scotland +3 459 £50,000 +11.11% 59
Yorkshire -13 426 £45,000 - 93
West Midlands -15 355 £45,000 +12.50% 88
East Midlands -8 240 £45,000 +5.88% 59
Wales -30 82 £47,500 +26.67% 31
North East -30 50 £37,500 -17.07% 20
Northern Ireland -28 32 £40,000 +45.45% 6
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 2,964 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1,438 (29.74%) SQL
3 1,377 (28.47%) C#
4 1,331 (27.52%) .NET
5 1,280 (26.47%) Java
6 1,187 (24.55%) JavaScript
7 1,122 (23.20%) Scrum
8 1,008 (20.84%) Finance
9 943 (19.50%) Software Engineering
10 905 (18.71%) HTML
11 809 (16.73%) Degree
12 807 (16.69%) Microsoft
13 796 (16.46%) SQL Server
14 751 (15.53%) Test Automation
15 653 (13.50%) CSS
16 647 (13.38%) TDD
17 592 (12.24%) Project Management
18 571 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
19 567 (11.72%) Waterfall
20 556 (11.50%) AngularJS
21 548 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
22 541 (11.19%) Oracle
23 510 (10.55%) QA
24 495 (10.24%) MVC
25 487 (10.07%) Python
26 484 (10.01%) OO
27 478 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
28 460 (9.51%) ASP.NET
29 438 (9.06%) Web Services
30 432 (8.93%) Analytical Skills

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 154 (3.18%) IIS
2 141 (2.92%) Confluence
3 111 (2.30%) CMS
4 98 (2.03%) SharePoint
5 81 (1.67%) Apache
6 57 (1.18%) Apache Spark
7 49 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 41 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
9 39 (0.81%) JBoss
10 25 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 21 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
12 19 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 18 (0.37%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.29%) EPiServer
14 14 (0.29%) WordPress
15 12 (0.25%) nginx
15 12 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.25%) Umbraco
16 11 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
17 10 (0.21%) CICS
Applications
1 107 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 72 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 38 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.083%) EngageOne
6 4 (0.083%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.041%) InDesign
9 1 (0.021%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.021%) Maya
9 1 (0.021%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 58 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
4 15 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
6 8 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (0.14%) Magento
7 7 (0.14%) SAP CO
7 7 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.14%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.12%) osCommerce
8 6 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
10 4 (0.083%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.083%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 478 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 346 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
3 141 (2.92%) SaaS
4 66 (1.36%) GitHub
5 51 (1.05%) PaaS
6 44 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 43 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
8 42 (0.87%) Office 365
9 39 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
10 32 (0.66%) IaaS
11 29 (0.60%) npm
12 26 (0.54%) Serverless
13 22 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
15 15 (0.31%) Force.com
16 14 (0.29%) Azure Functions
16 14 (0.29%) OpenShift
17 11 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 10 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
19 9 (0.19%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 95 (1.96%) Internet
2 47 (0.97%) HTTP
3 25 (0.52%) Firewall
4 21 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.35%) Wireless
6 16 (0.33%) AMQP
6 16 (0.33%) Network Security
7 15 (0.31%) Intranet
7 15 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
7 15 (0.31%) SSL
8 13 (0.27%) SMS
9 11 (0.23%) Skype
10 10 (0.21%) FTP
11 9 (0.19%) Broadband
11 9 (0.19%) VPN
12 8 (0.17%) ATM
12 8 (0.17%) DNS
12 8 (0.17%) Extranet
12 8 (0.17%) SAN
12 8 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 796 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 265 (5.48%) Relational Database
3 223 (4.61%) MySQL
4 189 (3.91%) Big Data
5 183 (3.78%) NoSQL
6 152 (3.14%) Hadoop
7 150 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
8 144 (2.98%) Oracle Database
9 122 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
10 98 (2.03%) MongoDB
11 93 (1.92%) RDBMS
12 91 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 90 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 55 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
15 51 (1.05%) DB2
16 50 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
17 40 (0.83%) QlikView
18 37 (0.77%) Power BI
19 36 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
19 36 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 408 (8.44%) JIRA
2 390 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 342 (7.07%) Selenium
4 309 (6.39%) Visual Studio
5 249 (5.15%) Jenkins
6 184 (3.80%) Maven
6 184 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 145 (3.00%) Cucumber
8 134 (2.77%) JUnit
9 105 (2.17%) Subversion
10 80 (1.65%) TeamCity
11 77 (1.59%) SoapUI
12 66 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
13 61 (1.26%) JMeter
13 61 (1.26%) Protractor
14 55 (1.14%) Jasmine
14 55 (1.14%) WebDriver
15 53 (1.10%) NUnit
16 51 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
16 51 (1.05%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,008 (20.84%) Finance
2 283 (5.85%) Retail
3 191 (3.95%) Banking
3 191 (3.95%) Marketing
4 156 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 126 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 110 (2.27%) Electronics
7 78 (1.61%) Law
8 71 (1.47%) Advertising
9 64 (1.32%) Investment Banking
10 60 (1.24%) Games
11 43 (0.89%) Military
12 42 (0.87%) Legal
13 28 (0.58%) Back Office
13 28 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 26 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 25 (0.52%) Retail Banking
16 23 (0.48%) Automotive
17 20 (0.41%) Local Government
18 17 (0.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,753 (36.25%) Developer
2 785 (16.23%) Analyst
3 429 (8.87%) Software Engineer
4 427 (8.83%) .NET Developer
5 407 (8.42%) Business Analyst
6 381 (7.88%) Software Developer
7 373 (7.71%) Senior Developer
8 333 (6.89%) C# Developer
9 312 (6.45%) Java Developer
10 304 (6.29%) Project Manager
11 250 (5.17%) Architect
12 204 (4.22%) Test Analyst
13 199 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
14 184 (3.80%) Tester
15 142 (2.94%) Test Engineer
16 136 (2.81%) Lead Developer
17 135 (2.79%) Senior Software Engineer
18 128 (2.65%) Junior
19 125 (2.58%) IT Manager
20 117 (2.42%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,331 (27.52%) .NET
2 905 (18.71%) HTML
3 653 (13.50%) CSS
4 556 (11.50%) AngularJS
5 460 (9.51%) ASP.NET
6 438 (9.06%) Web Services
7 356 (7.36%) XML
8 326 (6.74%) jQuery
9 319 (6.60%) Spring
10 289 (5.98%) HTML5
11 275 (5.69%) REST
12 244 (5.05%) RESTful
13 237 (4.90%) React
14 229 (4.74%) SOAP
15 212 (4.38%) .NET Framework
16 209 (4.32%) Node.js
17 202 (4.18%) JSON
18 196 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
19 183 (3.78%) J2EE
20 174 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 432 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 232 (4.80%) Mobile App
3 212 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
4 210 (4.34%) User Experience
5 191 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
6 161 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 152 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
8 136 (2.81%) Algorithms
9 84 (1.74%) Fintech
10 60 (1.24%) Virtual Team
11 59 (1.22%) Data Structures
12 50 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 42 (0.87%) NHS
14 39 (0.81%) FMCG
15 35 (0.72%) Data Centre
16 34 (0.70%) Driving Licence
17 33 (0.68%) EPoS
18 31 (0.64%) PMI
19 30 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
20 21 (0.43%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 406 (8.40%) Linux
2 403 (8.33%) Windows
3 196 (4.05%) Unix
4 166 (3.43%) Apple iOS
5 97 (2.01%) Android
6 68 (1.41%) Windows Server
7 36 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (0.60%) CentOS
9 28 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 24 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (0.45%) AIX
12 20 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 16 (0.33%) Windows 7
13 16 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.21%) Solaris
15 9 (0.19%) DC/OS
16 6 (0.12%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.10%) Debian
18 3 (0.062%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,964 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1,122 (23.20%) Scrum
3 943 (19.50%) Software Engineering
4 751 (15.53%) Test Automation
5 647 (13.38%) TDD
6 592 (12.24%) Project Management
7 571 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
8 567 (11.72%) Waterfall
9 548 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
10 495 (10.24%) MVC
11 484 (10.01%) OO
12 396 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 395 (8.17%) DevOps
14 390 (8.06%) Mentoring
15 370 (7.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 365 (7.55%) Software Delivery
17 349 (7.22%) Computer Science
18 308 (6.37%) BDD
19 291 (6.02%) Unit Testing
20 290 (6.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,438 (29.74%) SQL
2 1,377 (28.47%) C#
3 1,280 (26.47%) Java
4 1,187 (24.55%) JavaScript
5 487 (10.07%) Python
6 365 (7.55%) C++
7 210 (4.34%) PHP
8 204 (4.22%) C
9 145 (3.00%) T-SQL
10 124 (2.56%) VB.NET
11 115 (2.38%) Java 8
12 110 (2.27%) TypeScript
13 96 (1.99%) PL/SQL
14 92 (1.90%) VB
15 89 (1.84%) Ruby
16 79 (1.63%) PowerShell
17 56 (1.16%) Perl
18 51 (1.05%) Bash Shell
19 47 (0.97%) Shell Script
20 40 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 809 (16.73%) Degree
2 192 (3.97%) ISEB
3 180 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 161 (3.33%) ISTQB
5 136 (2.81%) Security Cleared
6 93 (1.92%) SC Cleared
7 58 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 56 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 56 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
9 51 (1.05%) PMP
10 48 (0.99%) CISSP
11 36 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
12 35 (0.72%) PhD
13 29 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (0.58%) DV Cleared
14 28 (0.58%) Master's Degree
15 22 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
16 20 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 17 (0.35%) CCNA
17 17 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 510 (10.55%) QA
2 72 (1.49%) GDPR
3 37 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 26 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (0.54%) PMO
5 24 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (0.21%) SLA
9 9 (0.19%) COBIT
9 9 (0.19%) PMBOK
9 9 (0.19%) WAI
10 7 (0.14%) DICOM
11 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.10%) MISRA
13 4 (0.083%) PSD2
13 4 (0.083%) Web Application Security Consortium
14 3 (0.062%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.062%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 213 (4.40%) Docker
2 72 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (1.05%) Active Directory
4 45 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.52%) Firmware
6 23 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (0.23%) LXC
9 10 (0.21%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.10%) HDFS
11 4 (0.083%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.041%) Postfix
13 2 (0.041%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.021%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.021%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.021%) RHEV
14 1 (0.021%) Shibboleth
14 1 (0.021%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 117 (2.42%) Puppet
2 106 (2.19%) Ansible
3 73 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (1.12%) Kubernetes
5 33 (0.68%) Terraform
6 22 (0.45%) HP ALM
7 19 (0.39%) Packer
8 18 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.19%) Nagios
12 8 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.10%) Kibana
13 5 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.083%) Mesos
14 4 (0.083%) Rancher
14 4 (0.083%) Salt
15 3 (0.062%) Grafana
15 3 (0.062%) Icinga
15 3 (0.062%) logstash
Vendors
1 807 (16.69%) Microsoft
2 541 (11.19%) Oracle
3 185 (3.83%) SAP
4 91 (1.88%) Google
5 84 (1.74%) VMware
6 56 (1.16%) Xamarin
7 54 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 49 (1.01%) Tableau
8 49 (1.01%) TIBCO
9 44 (0.91%) Sun
10 41 (0.85%) Atlassian
11 38 (0.79%) HP
11 38 (0.79%) ServiceNow
12 32 (0.66%) Citrix
12 32 (0.66%) IBM
13 29 (0.60%) Red Hat
14 27 (0.56%) Cognos
15 24 (0.50%) Sitecore
16 20 (0.41%) Informatica
17 19 (0.39%) Ab Initio