Period
to 16 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Waterfall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Waterfall over the 6 months to 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Waterfall Model
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 201 131 105
Rank change year-on-year -70 -26 +53
Permanent jobs citing Waterfall 531 1,707 2,500
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.51% 2.39% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 2.62% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 468 1,455 2,101
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £35,828 £33,500 £34,500
90th Percentile £71,625 £77,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% +8.91%

Waterfall 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 32,177 65,031 77,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.55% 91.24% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 25,696 51,801 61,397
Median annual salary £49,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Waterfall
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Waterfall in the UK excluding London

Waterfall
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Waterfall in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Waterfall in the UK excluding London

Waterfall
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Waterfall in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Waterfall in the UK excluding London

Waterfall
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 Waterfall within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
South East -22 174 £57,500 +4.55% 26
North of England -74 124 £45,000 - 37
South West -11 90 £50,400 +7.05% 18
Midlands -12 75 £47,500 -5.00% 23
Yorkshire -50 66 £50,000 +11.11% 16
West Midlands +2 49 £47,500 -9.52% 13
North West -28 48 £45,000 +2.27% 16
Scotland +14 34 £50,000 +11.11% 8
East Midlands +17 25 £47,500 +11.76% 10
East of England -34 21 £52,500 -12.50% 7
Wales -43 11 £49,450 +9.89%
North East -16 10 £42,500 -10.53% 5
Northern Ireland +16 2 £70,000 -0.71%
Waterfall
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, IT jobs citing Waterfall 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 Waterfall.

1 517 (97.36%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (23.16%) Project Management
3 117 (22.03%) Scrum
4 110 (20.72%) SDLC
5 99 (18.64%) Finance
6 85 (16.01%) Microsoft
7 82 (15.44%) Azure
8 81 (15.25%) .NET
8 81 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 76 (14.31%) PRINCE2
10 75 (14.12%) JIRA
10 75 (14.12%) DevOps
11 72 (13.56%) C#
12 70 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
13 69 (12.99%) Test Automation
14 66 (12.43%) Business Analysis
15 65 (12.24%) Project Delivery
16 61 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
16 61 (11.49%) Degree
16 61 (11.49%) SQL
17 58 (10.92%) Software Engineering
18 55 (10.36%) QA
19 53 (9.98%) Java
20 52 (9.79%) Oracle
21 51 (9.60%) JavaScript
22 50 (9.42%) ITIL
23 48 (9.04%) Coaching
24 46 (8.66%) Continuous Improvement
25 43 (8.10%) SQL Server
26 42 (7.91%) Security Cleared

Waterfall
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 32 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.77%) Confluence
3 12 (2.26%) CMS
4 9 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (1.13%) Drupal
5 6 (1.13%) Kentico
5 6 (1.13%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.13%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.75%) JBoss
7 4 (0.75%) Liferay
7 4 (0.75%) SAS
8 3 (0.56%) K2 blackpearl
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.38%) WildFly
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.75%) Windchill
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.94%) SAP LE
3 5 (0.94%) SAP SD
4 4 (0.75%) Magento
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.75%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.56%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (0.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.38%) Shopify
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.19%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 82 (15.44%) Azure
2 33 (6.21%) AWS
2 33 (6.21%) SaaS
3 18 (3.39%) PaaS
4 17 (3.20%) Power Platform
5 10 (1.88%) Sauce Labs
6 9 (1.69%) IaaS
7 6 (1.13%) Office 365
7 6 (1.13%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.94%) PowerApps
8 5 (0.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 5 (0.94%) Slack
9 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.75%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.38%) Apigee
10 2 (0.38%) Force.com
10 2 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.88%) Intranet
2 3 (0.56%) Network Security
3 2 (0.38%) BIG-IP
3 2 (0.38%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.38%) Firewall
3 2 (0.38%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.38%) NetScaler
3 2 (0.38%) VPN
4 1 (0.19%) 5G
4 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.19%) Broadband
4 1 (0.19%) GSM
4 1 (0.19%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) LAN
4 1 (0.19%) MPLS
4 1 (0.19%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.19%) WAN
4 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.19%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.10%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.33%) Big Data
3 14 (2.64%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.69%) MySQL
6 8 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.51%) Power BI
6 8 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.51%) Tableau
7 7 (1.32%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.94%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.75%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.75%) OLAP
11 3 (0.56%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.56%) QlikView
11 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 75 (14.12%) JIRA
2 28 (5.27%) Selenium
3 23 (4.33%) Git (software)
4 19 (3.58%) Cucumber
5 15 (2.82%) SoapUI
6 14 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (2.26%) Jenkins
8 11 (2.07%) Maven
9 10 (1.88%) eggPlant
10 8 (1.51%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.32%) Postman
12 6 (1.13%) Cypress.io
12 6 (1.13%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.94%) GitLab
13 5 (0.94%) Rational Rose
14 4 (0.75%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
15 3 (0.56%) gulp
15 3 (0.56%) Subversion
15 3 (0.56%) webpack
General
1 99 (18.64%) Finance
2 29 (5.46%) Retail
3 26 (4.90%) Public Sector
4 23 (4.33%) Law
5 19 (3.58%) Manufacturing
6 17 (3.20%) Banking
7 16 (3.01%) Marketing
8 9 (1.69%) Back Office
8 9 (1.69%) Games
9 8 (1.51%) Legal
10 4 (0.75%) Advertising
10 4 (0.75%) Avionics
10 4 (0.75%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.56%) Billing
11 3 (0.56%) Front Office
11 3 (0.56%) Military
12 2 (0.38%) Automotive
12 2 (0.38%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (25.24%) Analyst
2 117 (22.03%) Project Manager
3 105 (19.77%) Business Analyst
4 48 (9.04%) Developer
5 39 (7.34%) Architect
6 37 (6.97%) IT Manager
7 36 (6.78%) Software Engineer
8 32 (6.03%) IT Project Manager
9 27 (5.08%) Digital Project Manager
10 21 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
11 19 (3.58%) .NET Developer
11 19 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (3.20%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (2.82%) Technical Leader
13 15 (2.82%) Tester
14 13 (2.45%) Infrastructure Manager
14 13 (2.45%) Senior Business Analyst
14 13 (2.45%) Senior Manager
14 13 (2.45%) Senior Project Manager
14 13 (2.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (15.25%) .NET
2 35 (6.59%) Web Services
3 28 (5.27%) SOAP
4 24 (4.52%) HTML
5 23 (4.33%) CSS
6 21 (3.95%) XML
7 20 (3.77%) Spring
8 18 (3.39%) JSON
9 17 (3.20%) REST
10 14 (2.64%) .NET Framework
11 12 (2.26%) Node.js
11 12 (2.26%) RESTful
12 10 (1.88%) React
13 9 (1.69%) Hibernate
14 7 (1.32%) Ajax
14 7 (1.32%) AngularJS
14 7 (1.32%) ASP.NET
14 7 (1.32%) HTML5
14 7 (1.32%) J2EE
15 6 (1.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.59%) Management Information System
3 34 (6.40%) User Experience
4 27 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (2.82%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (2.45%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.88%) Mainframe
10 9 (1.69%) Cloud Native
11 8 (1.51%) FMCG
12 7 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
13 6 (1.13%) NHS
13 6 (1.13%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.94%) Graphic Design
14 5 (0.94%) Motion Graphics
15 4 (0.75%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.75%) iPhone
15 4 (0.75%) PMI
15 4 (0.75%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.71%) Windows
2 20 (3.77%) Linux
3 9 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.51%) Unix
5 6 (1.13%) Android
6 3 (0.56%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (97.36%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (23.16%) Project Management
3 117 (22.03%) Scrum
4 110 (20.72%) SDLC
5 81 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 76 (14.31%) PRINCE2
7 75 (14.12%) DevOps
8 70 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
9 69 (12.99%) Test Automation
10 66 (12.43%) Business Analysis
11 65 (12.24%) Project Delivery
12 58 (10.92%) Software Engineering
13 50 (9.42%) ITIL
14 48 (9.04%) Coaching
15 46 (8.66%) Continuous Improvement
16 39 (7.34%) Unit Testing
17 38 (7.16%) Software Delivery
18 36 (6.78%) User Stories
19 34 (6.40%) Requirements Gathering
20 33 (6.21%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 72 (13.56%) C#
2 61 (11.49%) SQL
3 53 (9.98%) Java
4 51 (9.60%) JavaScript
5 22 (4.14%) C
6 16 (3.01%) Python
7 15 (2.82%) C++
8 12 (2.26%) TypeScript
9 9 (1.69%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.32%) PHP
11 6 (1.13%) VB
12 5 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.75%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.75%) Ruby
14 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.56%) VBA
14 3 (0.56%) VBScript
15 2 (0.38%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.38%) Java 8
16 1 (0.19%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 61 (11.49%) Degree
2 42 (7.91%) Security Cleared
3 36 (6.78%) ISTQB
4 25 (4.71%) ISEB
5 22 (4.14%) SC Cleared
6 20 (3.77%) HNC
6 20 (3.77%) HND
7 12 (2.26%) PMI Certification
8 10 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (1.88%) PMP
9 9 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (1.51%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.56%) CITP
15 2 (0.38%) Master's Degree
15 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (10.36%) QA
2 12 (2.26%) PMO
3 10 (1.88%) PMBOK
4 6 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.75%) COBIT
7 3 (0.56%) GDPR
7 3 (0.56%) IFRS
8 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.38%) GxP
8 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.38%) NIST
8 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.38%) SLA
9 1 (0.19%) HL7
9 1 (0.19%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 6 (1.13%) Docker
2 2 (0.38%) vSphere
3 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (3.77%) Ansible
2 17 (3.20%) Terraform
3 5 (0.94%) Puppet
4 3 (0.56%) Kibana
4 3 (0.56%) logstash
4 3 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.38%) vRealize
6 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 85 (16.01%) Microsoft
2 52 (9.79%) Oracle
3 26 (4.90%) SAP
4 21 (3.95%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.32%) Google
5 7 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.32%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.13%) IBM
7 5 (0.94%) Talend
8 4 (0.75%) JD Edwards
8 4 (0.75%) Sparx
9 3 (0.56%) BMC
9 3 (0.56%) Delphix
9 3 (0.56%) Nintex
10 2 (0.38%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.38%) CA
10 2 (0.38%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.38%) hybris
10 2 (0.38%) TOWER Software
10 2 (0.38%) Unisys