Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 42 49
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 +1
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 9,621 10,319 10,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.50% 5.78% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.07% 6.36% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7,430 7,555 9,110
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -2.22%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 158,622 162,137 182,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.66% 90.74% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 126,735 130,343 151,856
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the UK

SDLC
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SDLC in the UK

SDLC
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the UK

SDLC
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 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
England -4 8,806 £52,500 +5.00% 990
UK excluding London +5 5,784 £47,500 +5.56% 735
London -7 3,667 £62,500 +4.17% 340
South East +15 1,704 £50,000 +5.26% 187
North of England -6 1,467 £45,000 - 214
North West -2 799 £45,000 +5.88% 120
East of England -3 675 £52,500 +10.53% 66
Midlands -8 648 £45,000 - 105
South West -2 644 £43,250 +2.37% 78
Yorkshire -10 570 £45,000 - 82
Scotland +12 544 £50,000 +25.00% 54
West Midlands -4 380 £43,500 +2.35% 64
East Midlands +4 269 £45,500 -4.21% 41
North East +19 98 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Wales -21 88 £40,000 +3.90% 17
Northern Ireland -19 27 £34,875 -7.00% 13
Isle of Man - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 with a requirement for SDLC.

1 5,622 (58.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2,915 (30.30%) SQL
3 2,762 (28.71%) Java
4 2,655 (27.60%) Finance
5 2,654 (27.59%) C#
6 2,485 (25.83%) .NET
7 2,293 (23.83%) JavaScript
8 2,043 (21.23%) Scrum
9 1,720 (17.88%) Degree
10 1,710 (17.77%) HTML
11 1,601 (16.64%) Test Automation
12 1,581 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
13 1,580 (16.42%) Software Engineering
14 1,569 (16.31%) SQL Server
15 1,412 (14.68%) Microsoft
16 1,318 (13.70%) CSS
17 1,314 (13.66%) TDD
18 1,239 (12.88%) AngularJS
19 1,236 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
20 1,204 (12.51%) Project Management
21 1,180 (12.26%) MVC
22 1,140 (11.85%) OO
23 1,115 (11.59%) Python
24 1,092 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
25 1,040 (10.81%) QA
26 989 (10.28%) ASP.NET
27 988 (10.27%) Linux
28 977 (10.15%) Oracle
29 957 (9.95%) Web Services
30 945 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 312 (3.24%) Confluence
2 236 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 211 (2.19%) CMS
4 157 (1.63%) IIS
5 146 (1.52%) Apache Spark
6 127 (1.32%) Apache
7 112 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 104 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 95 (0.99%) Tomcat
9 95 (0.99%) WebSphere
10 93 (0.97%) JBoss
11 67 (0.70%) Apache Solr
11 67 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
12 46 (0.48%) WebLogic
13 42 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 42 (0.44%) WordPress
14 39 (0.41%) NServiceBus
15 34 (0.35%) Drupal
15 34 (0.35%) OpenStack
16 32 (0.33%) Ethereum
Applications
1 184 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 178 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
3 173 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 127 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 42 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 25 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.10%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.083%) Simulink
10 5 (0.052%) Stateflow
11 4 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.042%) HipChat
12 3 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.031%) InDesign
13 2 (0.021%) PrintSoft PReS
14 1 (0.010%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.010%) EngageOne
14 1 (0.010%) FreeHand
14 1 (0.010%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.010%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 102 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
3 36 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
4 22 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (0.22%) Magento
6 20 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 19 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 19 (0.20%) Scribe Insight
8 18 (0.19%) Ripple
9 17 (0.18%) Documaker
9 17 (0.18%) Markit EDM
10 14 (0.15%) NetSuite
10 14 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
10 14 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
11 13 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
12 11 (0.11%) Actimize
12 11 (0.11%) SAP HR
13 10 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 8 (0.083%) Elite 3E
14 8 (0.083%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 945 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 793 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
3 346 (3.60%) SaaS
4 215 (2.23%) GitHub
5 121 (1.26%) PaaS
6 114 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 107 (1.11%) IaaS
8 84 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
9 77 (0.80%) Office 365
10 76 (0.79%) npm
11 65 (0.68%) Serverless
12 56 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 49 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
14 38 (0.39%) Force.com
15 30 (0.31%) CloudBees
15 30 (0.31%) OpenShift
16 27 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 23 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
17 23 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 22 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 167 (1.74%) HTTP
1 167 (1.74%) Internet
2 112 (1.16%) Firewall
3 90 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 87 (0.90%) DNS
5 67 (0.70%) SSL
6 51 (0.53%) DHCP
6 51 (0.53%) SMS
7 40 (0.42%) Network Security
8 32 (0.33%) Wireless
9 31 (0.32%) SMTP
10 28 (0.29%) Intranet
10 28 (0.29%) VPN
11 26 (0.27%) FTP
12 23 (0.24%) IPsec
12 23 (0.24%) SNMP
13 20 (0.21%) HTTPS
14 19 (0.20%) Skype
14 19 (0.20%) SSH
15 18 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,569 (16.31%) SQL Server
2 623 (6.48%) Big Data
3 562 (5.84%) NoSQL
4 514 (5.34%) Relational Database
5 379 (3.94%) MySQL
6 370 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
7 282 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 275 (2.86%) MongoDB
9 264 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 238 (2.47%) Hadoop
11 208 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
12 202 (2.10%) Oracle Database
13 180 (1.87%) RDBMS
14 153 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
15 145 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
16 140 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 128 (1.33%) Blockchain
18 124 (1.29%) DB2
19 104 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
19 104 (1.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 908 (9.44%) Git (software)
2 864 (8.98%) JIRA
3 788 (8.19%) Selenium
4 573 (5.96%) Jenkins
5 458 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 457 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 372 (3.87%) JUnit
8 359 (3.73%) Maven
9 310 (3.22%) Subversion
10 285 (2.96%) Cucumber
11 240 (2.49%) Jasmine
12 237 (2.46%) TeamCity
13 173 (1.80%) Protractor
14 164 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 147 (1.53%) WebDriver
16 134 (1.39%) TestNG
17 121 (1.26%) SpecFlow
18 107 (1.11%) JMeter
18 107 (1.11%) SoapUI
19 104 (1.08%) NUnit
General
1 2,655 (27.60%) Finance
2 851 (8.85%) Banking
3 571 (5.93%) Retail
4 472 (4.91%) Investment Banking
5 349 (3.63%) Financial Institution
6 294 (3.06%) Marketing
7 187 (1.94%) Front Office
8 186 (1.93%) Games
9 162 (1.68%) Advertising
10 158 (1.64%) Legal
11 138 (1.43%) Manufacturing
12 128 (1.33%) Law
13 108 (1.12%) Back Office
14 107 (1.11%) Telecoms
15 89 (0.93%) Electronics
16 73 (0.76%) Publishing
17 71 (0.74%) Military
18 66 (0.69%) Automotive
19 46 (0.48%) Retail Banking
20 40 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,412 (35.46%) Developer
2 1,470 (15.28%) Analyst
3 859 (8.93%) Business Analyst
4 801 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 781 (8.12%) Java Developer
6 714 (7.42%) C# Developer
7 699 (7.27%) Software Engineer
8 697 (7.24%) Architect
9 655 (6.81%) Senior Developer
10 628 (6.53%) Software Developer
11 625 (6.50%) Project Manager
12 402 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
13 289 (3.00%) Tester
14 286 (2.97%) Consultant
15 274 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
16 268 (2.79%) Test Analyst
17 262 (2.72%) Test Engineer
18 253 (2.63%) SQL Developer
19 244 (2.54%) Lead Developer
20 224 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,485 (25.83%) .NET
2 1,710 (17.77%) HTML
3 1,318 (13.70%) CSS
4 1,239 (12.88%) AngularJS
5 989 (10.28%) ASP.NET
6 957 (9.95%) Web Services
7 760 (7.90%) Spring
8 646 (6.71%) .NET Framework
9 638 (6.63%) XML
10 612 (6.36%) jQuery
11 568 (5.90%) RESTful
12 567 (5.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 565 (5.87%) HTML5
14 559 (5.81%) React
15 556 (5.78%) REST
16 494 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
17 437 (4.54%) WCF
18 434 (4.51%) Node.js
19 388 (4.03%) Hibernate
20 376 (3.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,236 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
2 837 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 550 (5.72%) User Experience
4 401 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 364 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
6 359 (3.73%) Mobile App
7 323 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
8 321 (3.34%) Management Information System
9 308 (3.20%) Cyberthreat
10 249 (2.59%) Fintech
11 239 (2.48%) Algorithms
12 167 (1.74%) Equities
13 146 (1.52%) Data Structures
14 118 (1.23%) Virtual Team
15 109 (1.13%) Fixed Income
16 90 (0.94%) Social Network
17 88 (0.91%) Derivative
18 86 (0.89%) Hedge funds
19 85 (0.88%) Data Centre
20 78 (0.81%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 988 (10.27%) Linux
2 721 (7.49%) Windows
3 442 (4.59%) Unix
4 151 (1.57%) Android
5 139 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 111 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 97 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 67 (0.70%) CentOS
9 46 (0.48%) Solaris
10 43 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 35 (0.36%) AIX
13 34 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 27 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 25 (0.26%) CoreOS
16 22 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
17 20 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
18 18 (0.19%) VMS
19 15 (0.16%) DC/OS
19 15 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,622 (58.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2,043 (21.23%) Scrum
3 1,601 (16.64%) Test Automation
4 1,581 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
5 1,580 (16.42%) Software Engineering
6 1,314 (13.66%) TDD
7 1,204 (12.51%) Project Management
8 1,180 (12.26%) MVC
9 1,140 (11.85%) OO
10 1,092 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
11 905 (9.41%) DevOps
12 863 (8.97%) Waterfall
13 704 (7.32%) Mentoring
14 701 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 673 (7.00%) BDD
16 610 (6.34%) E-Commerce
17 607 (6.31%) Unit Testing
18 601 (6.25%) Risk Management
19 591 (6.14%) Business Analysis
20 584 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,915 (30.30%) SQL
2 2,762 (28.71%) Java
3 2,654 (27.59%) C#
4 2,293 (23.83%) JavaScript
5 1,115 (11.59%) Python
6 749 (7.79%) C++
7 514 (5.34%) T-SQL
8 479 (4.98%) C
9 478 (4.97%) PHP
10 270 (2.81%) PowerShell
11 264 (2.74%) Perl
12 250 (2.60%) Ruby
13 231 (2.40%) PL/SQL
14 217 (2.26%) Java 8
15 176 (1.83%) VB.NET
16 172 (1.79%) Bash Shell
17 171 (1.78%) Scala
18 139 (1.44%) VB
19 134 (1.39%) Shell Script
20 127 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,720 (17.88%) Degree
2 417 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 340 (3.53%) Security Cleared
4 308 (3.20%) ISEB
5 273 (2.84%) ISTQB
6 153 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 128 (1.33%) Master's Degree
8 126 (1.31%) PMI Certification
9 116 (1.21%) CISSP
10 107 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 103 (1.07%) PMP
12 87 (0.90%) DV Cleared
13 77 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
14 66 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
15 53 (0.55%) CISM
15 53 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 43 (0.45%) PhD
17 38 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
18 34 (0.35%) CISA
19 32 (0.33%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,040 (10.81%) QA
2 101 (1.05%) GDPR
3 83 (0.86%) PMO
4 75 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 65 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 49 (0.51%) Data Quality
7 40 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 37 (0.38%) PSD2
9 32 (0.33%) COBIT
10 28 (0.29%) MiFID
11 27 (0.28%) SLA
12 25 (0.26%) GCP
13 20 (0.21%) HIPAA
14 14 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (0.094%) GAMP
15 9 (0.094%) Web Application Security Consortium
16 8 (0.083%) ARP4754
16 8 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 7 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 7 (0.073%) MISRA
System Software
1 519 (5.39%) Docker
2 101 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 101 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 45 (0.47%) Firmware
5 32 (0.33%) VirtualBox
6 28 (0.29%) HDFS
7 24 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (0.21%) Apache Flume
9 17 (0.18%) Samba
10 16 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 11 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (0.10%) vSphere
13 5 (0.052%) NFS
14 4 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.031%) XenApp
16 2 (0.021%) KVM
16 2 (0.021%) XenDesktop
17 1 (0.010%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 303 (3.15%) Puppet
2 290 (3.01%) Ansible
3 251 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
4 162 (1.68%) Kubernetes
5 97 (1.01%) Terraform
6 68 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
7 56 (0.58%) Nagios
8 42 (0.44%) HP ALM
9 41 (0.43%) Packer
10 33 (0.34%) Kibana
11 30 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
12 28 (0.29%) Salt
13 26 (0.27%) Graphite
14 25 (0.26%) Automic
15 20 (0.21%) Rancher
16 18 (0.19%) logstash
17 17 (0.18%) Sysdig
17 17 (0.18%) vRealize
18 15 (0.16%) Oozie
18 15 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,412 (14.68%) Microsoft
2 977 (10.15%) Oracle
3 296 (3.08%) SAP
4 187 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
5 186 (1.93%) Google
6 128 (1.33%) IBM
7 125 (1.30%) Sybase
8 124 (1.29%) VMware
9 119 (1.24%) Xamarin
10 106 (1.10%) Capita
10 106 (1.10%) HP
11 100 (1.04%) Tableau
12 94 (0.98%) Red Hat
13 83 (0.86%) Twitter
14 73 (0.76%) ServiceNow
15 66 (0.69%) Atlassian
16 65 (0.68%) hybris
16 65 (0.68%) TIBCO
16 65 (0.68%) WorldPay
17 59 (0.61%) Splunk