Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 41 40
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 5,042 5,927 6,212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.45% 6.11% 5.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.01% 6.73% 6.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4,097 4,896 5,339
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £66,250
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 83,883 88,056 98,856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 90.72% 90.70% 90.20%
Number of salaries quoted 66,600 71,467 80,596
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,750 £65,250 £66,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +11 1,611 £50,165 +0.33% 190
North of England -6 1,168 £45,000 - 262
North West +3 645 £45,000 - 136
South West -4 600 £45,000 +7.14% 116
Midlands -17 579 £45,000 +5.88% 134
East of England -14 500 £52,500 +16.67% 94
Scotland +9 493 £50,000 +17.65% 75
Yorkshire -12 458 £45,000 - 106
West Midlands -22 332 £45,000 +12.50% 87
East Midlands -7 247 £43,000 -4.44% 46
Wales -25 77 £43,463 +12.89% 28
North East -10 65 £40,000 +6.67% 20
Northern Ireland -29 18 £43,750 +59.09% 13
Isle of Man +6 1 - -
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3,081 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,504 (29.83%) SQL
3 1,447 (28.70%) .NET
4 1,443 (28.62%) C#
5 1,374 (27.25%) Java
6 1,273 (25.25%) JavaScript
7 1,205 (23.90%) Scrum
8 1,101 (21.84%) Finance
9 984 (19.52%) Software Engineering
10 951 (18.86%) HTML
11 835 (16.56%) Microsoft
12 818 (16.22%) SQL Server
13 810 (16.07%) Degree
14 793 (15.73%) Test Automation
15 720 (14.28%) TDD
16 696 (13.80%) CSS
17 627 (12.44%) Project Management
18 617 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
19 596 (11.82%) AngularJS
20 594 (11.78%) MVC
21 589 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
22 575 (11.40%) Oracle
23 573 (11.36%) OO
24 571 (11.32%) Waterfall
25 533 (10.57%) Python
26 531 (10.53%) QA
27 503 (9.98%) ASP.NET
28 493 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
29 481 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
30 460 (9.12%) Web Services

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
1 144 (2.86%) Confluence
2 135 (2.68%) IIS
3 114 (2.26%) CMS
4 107 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 74 (1.47%) Apache
6 51 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 46 (0.91%) JBoss
8 41 (0.81%) Apache Spark
8 41 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
9 33 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 28 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 22 (0.44%) Apache Solr
12 19 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (0.36%) WordPress
14 15 (0.30%) Umbraco
15 14 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.26%) EPiServer
17 12 (0.24%) CICS
17 12 (0.24%) WebLogic
18 11 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 106 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
3 63 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 42 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.079%) EngageOne
7 4 (0.079%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.060%) InDesign
9 2 (0.040%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.040%) Simulink
10 1 (0.020%) Maya
Business Applications
1 47 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
4 15 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
5 12 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 8 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.12%) Documaker
8 6 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.12%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.12%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.099%) Magento
10 4 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.079%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.079%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.079%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.079%) SAP Payroll
11 3 (0.060%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 493 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 366 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
3 157 (3.11%) SaaS
4 81 (1.61%) GitHub
5 57 (1.13%) PaaS
6 52 (1.03%) Office 365
7 47 (0.93%) IaaS
8 41 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
9 35 (0.69%) npm
10 33 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
11 32 (0.63%) Serverless
12 28 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
13 23 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
14 19 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
15 15 (0.30%) OpenShift
16 14 (0.28%) Azure Functions
17 13 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
18 10 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
18 10 (0.20%) Force.com
19 9 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 107 (2.12%) Internet
2 59 (1.17%) HTTP
3 37 (0.73%) Firewall
4 28 (0.56%) Wireless
5 27 (0.54%) SSL
5 27 (0.54%) TCP/IP
6 22 (0.44%) SMS
7 20 (0.40%) DNS
8 19 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
9 18 (0.36%) Intranet
9 18 (0.36%) Network Security
10 17 (0.34%) Skype
11 13 (0.26%) FTP
12 12 (0.24%) DHCP
12 12 (0.24%) SNMP
13 11 (0.22%) IPsec
14 10 (0.20%) AMQP
14 10 (0.20%) HTTPS
14 10 (0.20%) SAN
14 10 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 818 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 280 (5.55%) Relational Database
3 246 (4.88%) MySQL
4 215 (4.26%) NoSQL
5 195 (3.87%) Big Data
6 153 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 148 (2.94%) Hadoop
8 136 (2.70%) Oracle Database
9 134 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
10 124 (2.46%) MongoDB
11 100 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 98 (1.94%) RDBMS
13 96 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 59 (1.17%) DB2
14 59 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
15 57 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
16 42 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 40 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
18 39 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
18 39 (0.77%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 445 (8.83%) Git (software)
2 414 (8.21%) JIRA
3 374 (7.42%) Selenium
4 293 (5.81%) Visual Studio
5 277 (5.49%) Jenkins
6 196 (3.89%) Maven
7 194 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 165 (3.27%) JUnit
9 154 (3.05%) Cucumber
10 106 (2.10%) Subversion
11 76 (1.51%) Protractor
12 74 (1.47%) Jasmine
13 67 (1.33%) TeamCity
14 66 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
15 60 (1.19%) SoapUI
16 56 (1.11%) TestNG
17 53 (1.05%) WebDriver
18 52 (1.03%) SpecFlow
19 49 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
20 45 (0.89%) JMeter
General
1 1,101 (21.84%) Finance
2 283 (5.61%) Retail
3 210 (4.17%) Marketing
4 195 (3.87%) Banking
5 143 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 130 (2.58%) Manufacturing
7 112 (2.22%) Electronics
8 82 (1.63%) Law
9 70 (1.39%) Games
10 69 (1.37%) Investment Banking
11 60 (1.19%) Legal
12 59 (1.17%) Military
13 57 (1.13%) Advertising
14 38 (0.75%) Back Office
15 37 (0.73%) Automotive
16 28 (0.56%) Aerospace
17 26 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (0.46%) Retail Banking
19 19 (0.38%) Financial Institution
20 15 (0.30%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,842 (36.53%) Developer
2 781 (15.49%) Analyst
3 456 (9.04%) Software Engineer
4 452 (8.96%) .NET Developer
5 441 (8.75%) Business Analyst
6 411 (8.15%) Senior Developer
6 411 (8.15%) Software Developer
7 370 (7.34%) Java Developer
8 336 (6.66%) C# Developer
9 320 (6.35%) Project Manager
10 284 (5.63%) Architect
11 203 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
12 194 (3.85%) Tester
13 183 (3.63%) Test Analyst
14 158 (3.13%) Test Engineer
15 156 (3.09%) Lead Developer
16 145 (2.88%) Senior Software Engineer
17 137 (2.72%) Software Manager
18 135 (2.68%) Development Manager
19 121 (2.40%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,447 (28.70%) .NET
2 951 (18.86%) HTML
3 696 (13.80%) CSS
4 596 (11.82%) AngularJS
5 503 (9.98%) ASP.NET
6 460 (9.12%) Web Services
7 358 (7.10%) Spring
8 347 (6.88%) XML
9 334 (6.62%) jQuery
10 293 (5.81%) HTML5
11 273 (5.41%) REST
12 271 (5.37%) .NET Framework
13 266 (5.28%) React
14 244 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
14 244 (4.84%) RESTful
15 226 (4.48%) SOAP
16 212 (4.20%) Hibernate
17 208 (4.13%) ASP.NET Web API
17 208 (4.13%) Node.js
18 196 (3.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 481 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 362 (7.18%) Computer Science
3 249 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
4 241 (4.78%) User Experience
5 232 (4.60%) Mobile App
6 200 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
7 187 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
8 180 (3.57%) Management Information System
9 123 (2.44%) Algorithms
10 79 (1.57%) Fintech
11 57 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 56 (1.11%) Data Structures
13 50 (0.99%) Virtual Team
14 49 (0.97%) Data Centre
15 43 (0.85%) Driving Licence
16 37 (0.73%) EPoS
17 33 (0.65%) NHS
18 30 (0.60%) PMI
19 28 (0.56%) CUDA
19 28 (0.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 441 (8.75%) Linux
2 419 (8.31%) Windows
3 190 (3.77%) Unix
4 141 (2.80%) Apple iOS
5 96 (1.90%) Android
6 80 (1.59%) Windows Server
7 36 (0.71%) CentOS
7 36 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (0.44%) Windows 10
10 18 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 18 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.26%) Solaris
13 12 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.22%) AIX
14 11 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.14%) DC/OS
15 7 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
15 7 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,081 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,205 (23.90%) Scrum
3 984 (19.52%) Software Engineering
4 793 (15.73%) Test Automation
5 720 (14.28%) TDD
6 627 (12.44%) Project Management
7 617 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
8 594 (11.78%) MVC
9 589 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
10 573 (11.36%) OO
11 571 (11.32%) Waterfall
12 441 (8.75%) Mentoring
13 397 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 390 (7.74%) Continuous Improvement
15 369 (7.32%) DevOps
15 369 (7.32%) Software Delivery
16 356 (7.06%) BDD
17 305 (6.05%) Web Development
18 293 (5.81%) Unit Testing
19 283 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,504 (29.83%) SQL
2 1,443 (28.62%) C#
3 1,374 (27.25%) Java
4 1,273 (25.25%) JavaScript
5 533 (10.57%) Python
6 430 (8.53%) C++
7 263 (5.22%) PHP
8 247 (4.90%) C
9 144 (2.86%) T-SQL
10 133 (2.64%) VB.NET
11 119 (2.36%) Java 8
12 106 (2.10%) PL/SQL
13 102 (2.02%) TypeScript
14 100 (1.98%) Ruby
15 87 (1.73%) PowerShell
16 86 (1.71%) VB
17 62 (1.23%) Bash Shell
18 59 (1.17%) Perl
19 45 (0.89%) Scala
20 31 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 810 (16.07%) Degree
2 195 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 187 (3.71%) ISEB
4 168 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 153 (3.03%) ISTQB
6 83 (1.65%) SC Cleared
7 62 (1.23%) PMP
8 61 (1.21%) PMI Certification
9 55 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 53 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
11 43 (0.85%) DV Cleared
12 40 (0.79%) CISSP
13 38 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
14 36 (0.71%) Master's Degree
14 36 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 33 (0.65%) PhD
16 24 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 21 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
18 18 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
19 17 (0.34%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 531 (10.53%) QA
2 70 (1.39%) GDPR
3 38 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 36 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 25 (0.50%) PMO
7 15 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.26%) COBIT
10 11 (0.22%) SLA
11 9 (0.18%) PSD2
11 9 (0.18%) WAI
12 8 (0.16%) PMBOK
13 7 (0.14%) DICOM
13 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.12%) MISRA
15 5 (0.099%) WCAG
16 3 (0.060%) Disclosure Scotland
16 3 (0.060%) MiFID
System Software
1 227 (4.50%) Docker
2 75 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (0.97%) Active Directory
4 45 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 30 (0.60%) Firmware
6 19 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (0.28%) VirtualBox
8 10 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.18%) LXC
10 6 (0.12%) Samba
11 5 (0.099%) HDFS
11 5 (0.099%) vSphere
12 4 (0.079%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.060%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.060%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.040%) Postfix
15 1 (0.020%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 1 (0.020%) RHEV
15 1 (0.020%) Shibboleth
15 1 (0.020%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 141 (2.80%) Puppet
2 120 (2.38%) Ansible
3 99 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (0.89%) Kubernetes
5 31 (0.61%) Terraform
6 16 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (0.32%) Packer
7 15 (0.30%) Nagios
8 12 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (0.20%) Rancher
9 10 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (0.18%) HP ALM
11 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.12%) Sysdig
12 6 (0.12%) vRealize
13 5 (0.099%) Kibana
13 5 (0.099%) Salt
13 5 (0.099%) WMI
14 4 (0.079%) Mesos
14 4 (0.079%) Oozie
Vendors
1 835 (16.56%) Microsoft
2 575 (11.40%) Oracle
3 201 (3.99%) SAP
4 96 (1.90%) Google
5 85 (1.69%) VMware
6 73 (1.45%) Xamarin
7 56 (1.11%) TIBCO
8 55 (1.09%) Sun
9 48 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
10 46 (0.91%) Tableau
11 44 (0.87%) Twitter
12 40 (0.79%) ServiceNow
13 39 (0.77%) Atlassian
14 38 (0.75%) IBM
15 33 (0.65%) HP
15 33 (0.65%) Red Hat
16 26 (0.52%) Citrix
17 22 (0.44%) Cognos
18 19 (0.38%) Splunk
19 18 (0.36%) Cognizant