Object-Oriented Design (OOD)
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for OOD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OOD over the 6 months to 27 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
27 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 647 614 470
Rank change year-on-year -33 -144 -39
Permanent jobs citing OOD 180 434 968
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.39% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.41% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 138 253 430
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £46,000 £49,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% -3.70% +12.50%
75th Percentile £72,500 £80,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £91,125 £95,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -8.70% +21.05%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

OOD 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,675 106,100 133,005
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.77% 95.55% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 51,712 63,950 80,788
10th Percentile £29,500 £34,605 £32,949
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,569
% change year-on-year -9.09% +6.65% +7.66%

OOD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OOD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OOD in the UK

OOD
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OOD.

Salary trend for OOD in the UK

OOD
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing OOD over the 6 months to 27 February 2024.

Salary histogram for OOD in the UK

OOD
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OOD within the UK over the 6 months to 27 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +32 165 £62,500 -2.34% 61
UK excluding London -28 120 £60,000 +14.29% 44
Work from Home +16 69 £60,000 -4.00% 25
South East +26 59 £65,500 +13.91% 16
London +111 57 £75,000 -6.25% 18
Midlands +63 14 £47,500 -25.78% 7
South West +12 14 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Scotland -33 14 £60,000 +9.09% 3
East of England +28 10 £77,500 +82.35% 5
North of England +65 9 £53,750 +2.38% 8
North West +51 9 £53,750 -2.27% 5
West Midlands +71 8 £47,500 -32.14% 5
East Midlands +14 6 £66,000 +3.13% 2
Wales -6 1 £23,000 -72.94% 1

OOD
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.44%) Apache Pig
2 3 (1.67%) Confluence
3 2 (1.11%) IBM Domino
3 2 (1.11%) IIS
3 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.56%) JBoss
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.11%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 57 (31.67%) Azure
2 54 (30.00%) AWS
3 22 (12.22%) Azure DevOps
4 19 (10.56%) SaaS
5 13 (7.22%) Serverless
6 11 (6.11%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 11 (6.11%) Azure Service Bus
7 10 (5.56%) Azure Monitor
7 10 (5.56%) GCP
8 8 (4.44%) IBM Cloud
8 8 (4.44%) PaaS
9 7 (3.89%) GitHub
10 5 (2.78%) IaaS
11 4 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (2.22%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (2.22%) Amazon S3
11 4 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (1.11%) Google Play
12 2 (1.11%) Power Platform
12 2 (1.11%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.33%) RS-232
2 11 (6.11%) Ethernet
2 11 (6.11%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (6.11%) Wireless
3 7 (3.89%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.11%) Internet
4 2 (1.11%) Modbus
5 1 (0.56%) AMQP
5 1 (0.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.78%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (5.00%) Big Data
5 8 (4.44%) Apache Hive
5 8 (4.44%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.89%) MySQL
7 6 (3.33%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.11%) SQLite
9 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 32 (17.78%) Git
2 22 (12.22%) JUnit
3 15 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 14 (7.78%) JIRA
5 11 (6.11%) Maven
6 8 (4.44%) Checkstyle
6 8 (4.44%) SonarQube
7 5 (2.78%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.78%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.22%) Sourcetree
8 4 (2.22%) Subversion
8 4 (2.22%) Zephyr
9 3 (1.67%) Mockito
10 2 (1.11%) Appium
10 2 (1.11%) Crashlytics
10 2 (1.11%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.11%) Selenium
10 2 (1.11%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.11%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.11%) Xcode
General
1 61 (33.89%) Social Skills
2 30 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (15.00%) Finance
4 17 (9.44%) Manufacturing
5 11 (6.11%) Back Office
5 11 (6.11%) Public Sector
6 10 (5.56%) Electronics
6 10 (5.56%) Local Government
7 8 (4.44%) Front Office
7 8 (4.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 6 (3.33%) Automotive
8 6 (3.33%) Legal
8 6 (3.33%) Marketing
8 6 (3.33%) Publishing
9 5 (2.78%) Banking
9 5 (2.78%) Investment Banking
10 4 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.67%) Aerospace
11 3 (1.67%) Law
12 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (45.56%) Developer
2 79 (43.89%) Senior
3 43 (23.89%) Software Engineer
4 37 (20.56%) Senior Developer
5 26 (14.44%) Lead
6 25 (13.89%) Java Developer
7 24 (13.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 23 (12.78%) Embedded Engineer
9 21 (11.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 17 (9.44%) Senior Embedded Engineer
10 17 (9.44%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 17 (9.44%) Senior Java Developer
11 16 (8.89%) Software Developer
12 15 (8.33%) .NET Developer
13 13 (7.22%) Lead Developer
14 12 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
15 11 (6.11%) Java Engineer
16 10 (5.56%) Junior
16 10 (5.56%) Technical Leader
17 9 (5.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.89%) .NET
2 26 (14.44%) Spring
3 23 (12.78%) HTML
4 22 (12.22%) AngularJS
4 22 (12.22%) CSS
5 17 (9.44%) RESTful
6 16 (8.89%) Yocto
7 15 (8.33%) .NET Core
8 13 (7.22%) Hibernate
8 13 (7.22%) Web Services
9 12 (6.67%) React
9 12 (6.67%) Spring Boot
9 12 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (6.11%) ASP.NET
10 11 (6.11%) jQuery
10 11 (6.11%) XML
11 10 (5.56%) .NET Framework
11 10 (5.56%) SOAP
12 9 (5.00%) Entity Framework
12 9 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 19 (10.56%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (9.44%) Analytical Mindset
3 17 (9.44%) Data Structures
4 16 (8.89%) Device Driver
4 16 (8.89%) Product Ownership
5 14 (7.78%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (6.67%) Blockchain
7 10 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (4.44%) Client/Server
8 8 (4.44%) e-Learning
8 8 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (3.33%) IoT
9 6 (3.33%) Mobile App
10 5 (2.78%) Onboarding
11 4 (2.22%) Cloud Native
11 4 (2.22%) Credit Risk
11 4 (2.22%) Fixed Income
11 4 (2.22%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.67%) Distributed Systems
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.00%) Linux
2 17 (9.44%) Embedded Linux
3 11 (6.11%) Windows
4 4 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.22%) FreeRTOS
5 3 (1.67%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.11%) Android
6 2 (1.11%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (75.56%) OO
2 74 (41.11%) Agile
3 73 (40.56%) Software Engineering
4 60 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 57 (31.67%) DevOps
6 52 (28.89%) Design Patterns
7 47 (26.11%) Problem-Solving
7 47 (26.11%) SDLC
8 30 (16.67%) Microservices
9 29 (16.11%) SOLID
10 26 (14.44%) CI/CD
11 24 (13.33%) Mentoring
12 23 (12.78%) TDD
13 22 (12.22%) Scrum
14 21 (11.67%) Full Stack Development
14 21 (11.67%) Mathematics
15 18 (10.00%) MVC
16 17 (9.44%) Chemistry
16 17 (9.44%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (9.44%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 64 (35.56%) C#
2 63 (35.00%) Java
3 48 (26.67%) Python
4 41 (22.78%) C
5 37 (20.56%) SQL
6 30 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 24 (13.33%) C++
8 17 (9.44%) Fortran
9 13 (7.22%) Embedded C
10 11 (6.11%) TypeScript
11 10 (5.56%) Bicep
12 7 (3.89%) PHP
13 5 (2.78%) Bash
14 3 (1.67%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.67%) Ruby
14 3 (1.67%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.11%) Dart
15 2 (1.11%) Embedded C++
15 2 (1.11%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 61 (33.89%) Degree
2 25 (13.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (12.22%) Master's Degree
4 19 (10.56%) PhD
5 6 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.22%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.56%) MCP
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.89%) QA
2 2 (1.11%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (18.33%) Docker
2 10 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 22 (12.22%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.22%) Google
3 8 (4.44%) IBM
3 8 (4.44%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.33%) Oracle
5 3 (1.67%) SAP
6 2 (1.11%) Apple
6 2 (1.11%) Cadence
6 2 (1.11%) Siemens
6 2 (1.11%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.56%) Atlassian