Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 39 42
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 4,500 5,831 5,741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.49% 5.84% 5.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.00% 6.39% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3,433 4,765 4,716
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £54,150 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.30% - +5.26%

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 74,952 91,286 89,315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.49% 91.40% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 57,742 73,692 72,924
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019. 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 +1 1,344 £52,500 +5.00% 38
North of England -6 1,031 £43,500 -3.33% 50
North West +1 678 £45,000 - 28
Midlands +7 594 £47,500 +5.56% 30
South West +3 540 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Scotland -8 436 £50,000 - 10
West Midlands +14 426 £46,308 +6.46% 17
East of England -5 393 £50,000 - 22
Yorkshire -34 319 £42,500 -5.56% 16
East Midlands -11 171 £50,000 +5.26% 13
Wales +20 108 £42,500 +7.59% 6
Northern Ireland +7 61 £38,750 +16.54% 2
North East -21 34 £40,000 -8.31% 6
Isle of Man +4 5 £55,000 -
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 2,688 (59.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1,440 (32.00%) C#
3 1,283 (28.51%) SQL
4 1,265 (28.11%) .NET
5 1,082 (24.04%) Java
6 1,051 (23.36%) JavaScript
7 871 (19.36%) Software Engineering
8 834 (18.53%) Scrum
9 781 (17.36%) SQL Server
10 760 (16.89%) Finance
11 740 (16.44%) Microsoft
12 729 (16.20%) Test Automation
13 728 (16.18%) Degree
14 697 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
15 672 (14.93%) HTML
16 659 (14.64%) Microsoft Azure
17 546 (12.13%) DevOps
18 536 (11.91%) CSS
19 530 (11.78%) QA
20 506 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
21 496 (11.02%) MVC
22 493 (10.96%) Git (software)
23 489 (10.87%) ASP.NET
24 470 (10.44%) Oracle
25 459 (10.20%) OO
26 458 (10.18%) Python
27 457 (10.16%) TDD
28 443 (9.84%) Project Management
29 440 (9.78%) C++
30 436 (9.69%) Continuous Integration

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
1 132 (2.93%) Confluence
2 115 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 102 (2.27%) IIS
4 67 (1.49%) CMS
5 66 (1.47%) Apache
6 65 (1.44%) Apache Spark
7 58 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
8 55 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 42 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 33 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
11 32 (0.71%) JBoss
12 27 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
12 27 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 20 (0.44%) nginx
14 19 (0.42%) EPiServer
14 19 (0.42%) Umbraco
15 17 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
15 17 (0.38%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.29%) CICS
16 13 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 80 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
4 29 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.089%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.089%) GNU Octave
8 3 (0.067%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.044%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.044%) FileZilla
9 2 (0.044%) Maya
9 2 (0.044%) PrintSoft PReS
9 2 (0.044%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.022%) HipChat
10 1 (0.022%) InVision
10 1 (0.022%) Simulink
10 1 (0.022%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 58 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 32 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
5 22 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
6 17 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 17 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
7 15 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
8 12 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
10 7 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
10 7 (0.16%) SAP CO
10 7 (0.16%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
11 5 (0.11%) osCommerce
11 5 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
12 4 (0.089%) Oracle Payroll
12 4 (0.089%) SAP Hybris
12 4 (0.089%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 659 (14.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 406 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
3 126 (2.80%) SaaS
4 116 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
5 87 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 56 (1.24%) Power Platform
7 52 (1.16%) GitHub
8 44 (0.98%) PaaS
9 43 (0.96%) Serverless
10 38 (0.84%) Office 365
11 31 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 25 (0.56%) Amazon S3
13 24 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 24 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
14 22 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
15 21 (0.47%) IaaS
16 20 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
16 20 (0.44%) Datadog
17 19 (0.42%) Azure Stack
18 16 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 171 (3.80%) Broadband
2 67 (1.49%) Internet
3 56 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 42 (0.93%) HTTP
5 19 (0.42%) SSL
6 16 (0.36%) DNS
6 16 (0.36%) Network Security
7 14 (0.31%) Firewall
8 13 (0.29%) Skype
9 12 (0.27%) Modbus
9 12 (0.27%) MQTT
10 9 (0.20%) AMQP
10 9 (0.20%) RS-232
11 8 (0.18%) FTP
11 8 (0.18%) Intranet
11 8 (0.18%) Profibus
11 8 (0.18%) VPN
12 7 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.16%) CTI
12 7 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 781 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 243 (5.40%) Relational Database
3 139 (3.09%) NoSQL
4 122 (2.71%) MySQL
5 121 (2.69%) Big Data
5 121 (2.69%) Hadoop
6 112 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
7 107 (2.38%) RDBMS
8 100 (2.22%) Oracle Database
9 92 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
10 90 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 87 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 85 (1.89%) MongoDB
13 56 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 55 (1.22%) Power BI
15 50 (1.11%) GIS
16 49 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
17 46 (1.02%) DB2
18 44 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
19 42 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 493 (10.96%) Git (software)
2 402 (8.93%) JIRA
3 352 (7.82%) Jenkins
4 265 (5.89%) Selenium
5 243 (5.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 242 (5.38%) Visual Studio
7 120 (2.67%) Maven
8 108 (2.40%) Cucumber
9 97 (2.16%) Subversion
10 92 (2.04%) SoapUI
10 92 (2.04%) TeamCity
11 87 (1.93%) JUnit
12 80 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
13 73 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
14 71 (1.58%) WebDriver
15 52 (1.16%) NUnit
16 47 (1.04%) JMeter
17 45 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
18 43 (0.96%) Appium
19 37 (0.82%) Eclipse
General
1 760 (16.89%) Finance
2 234 (5.20%) Retail
3 144 (3.20%) Banking
4 122 (2.71%) Marketing
4 122 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 101 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 90 (2.00%) Electronics
7 58 (1.29%) Advertising
8 48 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 47 (1.04%) Military
10 37 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 37 (0.82%) Games
11 36 (0.80%) Law
12 30 (0.67%) Publishing
13 28 (0.62%) Legal
14 25 (0.56%) Retail Banking
15 22 (0.49%) Local Government
16 20 (0.44%) Investment Banking
17 19 (0.42%) Back Office
18 17 (0.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,651 (36.69%) Developer
2 634 (14.09%) Analyst
3 483 (10.73%) .NET Developer
4 465 (10.33%) Software Engineer
5 445 (9.89%) C# Developer
6 420 (9.33%) Software Developer
7 322 (7.16%) Business Analyst
8 304 (6.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 263 (5.84%) Project Manager
9 263 (5.84%) Senior Developer
10 239 (5.31%) Java Developer
11 193 (4.29%) Architect
12 158 (3.51%) Senior Software Engineer
13 150 (3.33%) Junior
13 150 (3.33%) Test Analyst
14 138 (3.07%) .NET Software Developer
15 137 (3.04%) Test Engineer
16 134 (2.98%) SQL Developer
17 128 (2.84%) Tester
18 123 (2.73%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,265 (28.11%) .NET
2 672 (14.93%) HTML
3 536 (11.91%) CSS
4 489 (10.87%) ASP.NET
5 434 (9.64%) AngularJS
6 344 (7.64%) Web Services
7 319 (7.09%) XML
8 299 (6.64%) jQuery
9 286 (6.36%) Spring
10 282 (6.27%) React
11 254 (5.64%) RESTful
12 240 (5.33%) Node.js
13 236 (5.24%) HTML5
14 233 (5.18%) .NET Framework
15 231 (5.13%) REST
16 184 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC
17 165 (3.67%) SOAP
18 163 (3.62%) JSON
19 157 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
20 118 (2.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 506 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 292 (6.49%) User Experience
3 188 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
4 164 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
5 141 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 131 (2.91%) Mobile App
7 128 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
8 97 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 82 (1.82%) Fintech
10 70 (1.56%) Data Structures
11 50 (1.11%) NHS
12 47 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 45 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
14 44 (0.98%) PMI
15 34 (0.76%) Public Cloud
16 32 (0.71%) Virtual Team
17 31 (0.69%) Data Centre
18 30 (0.67%) Robotics
19 29 (0.64%) Cyberattack
20 26 (0.58%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 424 (9.42%) Linux
2 393 (8.73%) Windows
3 199 (4.42%) Unix
4 98 (2.18%) Android
5 91 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 78 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 49 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (0.82%) AIX
8 37 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (0.71%) Ubuntu
10 28 (0.62%) CentOS
11 25 (0.56%) Windows 10
12 20 (0.44%) DC/OS
13 16 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
13 16 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 16 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.16%) Solaris
14 7 (0.16%) SUSE
15 5 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,688 (59.73%) Agile Software Development
2 871 (19.36%) Software Engineering
3 834 (18.53%) Scrum
4 729 (16.20%) Test Automation
5 697 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
6 546 (12.13%) DevOps
7 496 (11.02%) MVC
8 459 (10.20%) OO
9 457 (10.16%) TDD
10 443 (9.84%) Project Management
11 436 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
12 408 (9.07%) Waterfall
13 375 (8.33%) Computer Science
14 363 (8.07%) Mentoring
15 330 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 329 (7.31%) Continuous Improvement
17 279 (6.20%) Software Delivery
18 262 (5.82%) BDD
19 245 (5.44%) Unit Testing
20 236 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,440 (32.00%) C#
2 1,283 (28.51%) SQL
3 1,082 (24.04%) Java
4 1,051 (23.36%) JavaScript
5 458 (10.18%) Python
6 440 (9.78%) C++
7 286 (6.36%) C
8 186 (4.13%) PHP
9 130 (2.89%) PL/SQL
10 127 (2.82%) T-SQL
11 125 (2.78%) TypeScript
12 117 (2.60%) VB
12 117 (2.60%) VB.NET
13 108 (2.40%) Java 8
14 105 (2.33%) PowerShell
15 104 (2.31%) Perl
16 93 (2.07%) ES6
17 92 (2.04%) Bash Shell
18 82 (1.82%) Shell Script
19 67 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 728 (16.18%) Degree
2 290 (6.44%) Security Cleared
3 223 (4.96%) SC Cleared
4 187 (4.16%) ISTQB
5 161 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 149 (3.31%) ISEB
7 77 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 60 (1.33%) PhD
9 54 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 52 (1.16%) CISSP
11 46 (1.02%) DV Cleared
12 44 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
13 41 (0.91%) PMP
14 21 (0.47%) CISM
15 18 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 17 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
16 17 (0.38%) CEH
16 17 (0.38%) CISA
16 17 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 530 (11.78%) QA
2 75 (1.67%) GDPR
3 48 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 48 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 31 (0.69%) PMO
6 25 (0.56%) SLA
7 22 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 20 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.40%) JSP 440
10 10 (0.22%) ISO 22301
11 9 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.18%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 6 (0.13%) WAI
14 5 (0.11%) HIPAA
15 4 (0.089%) ISO 13485
16 3 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
16 3 (0.067%) PMBOK
17 2 (0.044%) IEC 62304
17 2 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 317 (7.04%) Docker
2 55 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (1.11%) Active Directory
4 44 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 28 (0.62%) Firmware
7 20 (0.44%) VirtualBox
8 15 (0.33%) LXC
9 8 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.16%) XenApp
10 7 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.11%) etcd
13 4 (0.089%) HDFS
14 2 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.044%) vSphere
15 1 (0.022%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.022%) Postfix
15 1 (0.022%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 152 (3.38%) Kubernetes
2 133 (2.96%) Ansible
3 128 (2.84%) Puppet
4 101 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
5 81 (1.80%) Terraform
6 35 (0.78%) HP ALM
7 23 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (0.51%) Packer
8 22 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
9 14 (0.31%) CA Service Virtualization
10 13 (0.29%) Control-M
11 11 (0.24%) Nagios
12 10 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (0.20%) Grafana
14 7 (0.16%) FortiGate
14 7 (0.16%) Graphite
14 7 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
14 7 (0.16%) NetBackup
15 6 (0.13%) Rancher
15 6 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 740 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 470 (10.44%) Oracle
3 111 (2.47%) SAP
4 83 (1.84%) Google
5 75 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 64 (1.42%) IBM
7 60 (1.33%) VMware
8 53 (1.18%) Splunk
9 46 (1.02%) HP
10 44 (0.98%) Xamarin
11 39 (0.87%) Pega
11 39 (0.87%) Tableau
12 33 (0.73%) Atlassian
13 32 (0.71%) CA
14 30 (0.67%) AppDynamics
15 28 (0.62%) Informatica
15 28 (0.62%) New Relic
16 23 (0.51%) Red Hat
17 19 (0.42%) DevExpress
17 19 (0.42%) Sitecore