Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 49 48
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1 +6
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 11007 10078 11422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.25% 5.26% 5.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.95% 5.91% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 7354 8601 9292
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,156
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.83% +4.69%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% +9.76%

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 158385 170603 194653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.13% 88.32%
Number of salaries quoted 124688 142287 160010
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017. 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 +15 10333 £50,000 - 362
UK excluding London -2 5922 £45,000 +1.12% 283
London +23 4989 £60,000 - 101
North of England +10 1574 £45,000 +12.50% 82
South East +2 1522 £50,000 +5.26% 64
North West +4 807 £45,000 +5.88% 43
East of England -6 793 £45,000 -5.26% 29
Midlands -1 779 £43,500 +2.96% 52
Yorkshire +14 706 £45,000 +12.50% 32
South West -1 685 £41,500 -2.35% 34
West Midlands 0 484 £40,000 - 28
Scotland -11 380 £40,000 -5.88% 17
East Midlands -2 297 £45,000 - 24
Wales -12 142 £37,500 - 2
Northern Ireland +25 69 £27,500 -35.29% 3
North East +15 61 £37,500 - 7
Isle of Man - 1 £36,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, IT jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SDLC.

1 5783 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 4237 (38.49%) Finance
3 3153 (28.65%) Java
4 3074 (27.93%) SQL
5 2798 (25.42%) C#
6 2796 (25.40%) .NET
7 2452 (22.28%) Banking
8 2426 (22.04%) Retail
9 2409 (21.89%) JavaScript
10 2066 (18.77%) Analytical Skills
11 2047 (18.60%) Investment Banking
12 2004 (18.21%) Asset Management
13 2001 (18.18%) Scrum
14 1994 (18.12%) HTML
15 1990 (18.08%) Wealth Management
16 1924 (17.48%) Degree
17 1893 (17.20%) Retail Banking
18 1833 (16.65%) Project Management
19 1811 (16.45%) SQL Server
20 1587 (14.42%) Microsoft
21 1557 (14.15%) Software Engineering
22 1531 (13.91%) CSS
23 1419 (12.89%) TDD
24 1416 (12.86%) OO
25 1413 (12.84%) Test Automation
26 1356 (12.32%) MVC
27 1289 (11.71%) Oracle
28 1162 (10.56%) ASP.NET
29 1142 (10.38%) Business Analysis
30 1094 (9.94%) Computer Science

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
1 340 (3.09%) Tomcat
2 259 (2.35%) CMS
3 248 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 239 (2.17%) Apache
5 229 (2.08%) Confluence
6 192 (1.74%) WebSphere
7 183 (1.66%) IIS
8 178 (1.62%) JBoss
9 119 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 100 (0.91%) WebLogic
11 97 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
12 94 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
13 90 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
13 90 (0.82%) Umbraco
14 71 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
15 70 (0.64%) Apache Spark
16 46 (0.42%) DataSynapse
17 41 (0.37%) EPiServer
18 39 (0.35%) WildFly
19 37 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 430 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 245 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
3 197 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
3 197 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 153 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 35 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 25 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 12 (0.11%) PaintShop Pro
9 8 (0.073%) Simulink
10 7 (0.064%) Campfire
10 7 (0.064%) Stateflow
11 4 (0.036%) Mingle
12 3 (0.027%) Pipeline Pilot
13 2 (0.018%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.018%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.009%) CATIA
14 1 (0.009%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.009%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 122 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.63%) Actimize
3 48 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
4 47 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 42 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
6 32 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
7 23 (0.21%) RMDS
8 20 (0.18%) Pega PRPC
9 17 (0.15%) Magento
10 16 (0.15%) Siebel CRM
11 14 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 13 (0.12%) SAP ERP
13 12 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
14 11 (0.100%) NetSuite
14 11 (0.100%) Visualfiles
15 9 (0.082%) SAP FI
15 9 (0.082%) SAP S/4HANA
16 8 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
16 8 (0.073%) Global One
16 8 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 595 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 450 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
3 340 (3.09%) GitHub
4 297 (2.70%) SaaS
5 64 (0.58%) Force.com
6 56 (0.51%) IaaS
7 51 (0.46%) PaaS
8 46 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 46 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 43 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 43 (0.39%) Office 365
10 38 (0.35%) iPaaS
11 32 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 30 (0.27%) npm
13 27 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
14 25 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 22 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
16 20 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
17 16 (0.15%) Google Analytics
18 15 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 174 (1.58%) Internet
2 114 (1.04%) HTTP
3 92 (0.84%) Firewall
4 91 (0.83%) TCP/IP
5 79 (0.72%) LDAP
6 44 (0.40%) Intranet
7 42 (0.38%) SSL
8 37 (0.34%) DNS
9 32 (0.29%) SMS
10 31 (0.28%) Ethernet
11 26 (0.24%) Network Security
12 24 (0.22%) VPN
13 23 (0.21%) SAN
14 22 (0.20%) FTP
15 21 (0.19%) LAN
16 19 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (0.17%) Junos
16 19 (0.17%) SMTP
16 19 (0.17%) Wireless
17 18 (0.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1811 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 665 (6.04%) Relational Database
3 449 (4.08%) MySQL
4 388 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 348 (3.16%) NoSQL
6 335 (3.04%) Big Data
7 297 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
8 285 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 269 (2.44%) RDBMS
10 265 (2.41%) Hadoop
11 200 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 161 (1.46%) MongoDB
13 149 (1.35%) Oracle Database
14 148 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
15 129 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
16 123 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
17 120 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
18 118 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
19 116 (1.05%) DB2
20 113 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1051 (9.55%) JIRA
2 902 (8.19%) Git (software)
3 692 (6.29%) Selenium
4 580 (5.27%) Jenkins
5 552 (5.01%) Subversion
6 548 (4.98%) Visual Studio
7 466 (4.23%) TeamCity
8 465 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 434 (3.94%) Maven
10 347 (3.15%) JUnit
11 327 (2.97%) Cucumber
12 197 (1.79%) NUnit
13 153 (1.39%) WebDriver
14 152 (1.38%) Eclipse
15 147 (1.34%) Jasmine
16 134 (1.22%) HP UFT
17 132 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
18 127 (1.15%) TestNG
19 124 (1.13%) Gradle
20 113 (1.03%) Protractor
General
1 4237 (38.49%) Finance
2 2452 (22.28%) Banking
3 2426 (22.04%) Retail
4 2047 (18.60%) Investment Banking
5 1893 (17.20%) Retail Banking
6 650 (5.91%) Front Office
7 315 (2.86%) Marketing
8 227 (2.06%) Telecoms
9 205 (1.86%) Legal
10 191 (1.74%) Financial Institution
11 182 (1.65%) Back Office
12 171 (1.55%) Advertising
13 150 (1.36%) Manufacturing
14 149 (1.35%) Games
15 132 (1.20%) Publishing
16 95 (0.86%) Electronics
17 76 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
18 65 (0.59%) Law
19 58 (0.53%) Automotive
20 41 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4046 (36.76%) Developer
2 2031 (18.45%) Analyst
3 1461 (13.27%) Business Analyst
4 1027 (9.33%) .NET Developer
5 941 (8.55%) Java Developer
6 889 (8.08%) Senior Developer
7 825 (7.50%) C# Developer
8 718 (6.52%) Software Developer
9 654 (5.94%) Architect
10 645 (5.86%) Software Engineer
11 554 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 554 (5.03%) Project Manager
12 307 (2.79%) Consultant
13 296 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
14 275 (2.50%) Development Manager
15 273 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
16 270 (2.45%) Test Analyst
17 265 (2.41%) ASP.NET Developer
17 265 (2.41%) Tester
18 250 (2.27%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2796 (25.40%) .NET
2 1994 (18.12%) HTML
3 1531 (13.91%) CSS
4 1162 (10.56%) ASP.NET
5 1019 (9.26%) Web Services
6 975 (8.86%) AngularJS
7 846 (7.69%) XML
8 817 (7.42%) jQuery
9 798 (7.25%) Spring
10 698 (6.34%) HTML5
11 631 (5.73%) REST
12 623 (5.66%) .NET Framework
13 612 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 486 (4.42%) SOAP
15 483 (4.39%) Hibernate
16 432 (3.92%) WCF
17 422 (3.83%) RESTful
18 380 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
19 373 (3.39%) Node.js
20 324 (2.94%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2066 (18.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1094 (9.94%) Computer Science
3 512 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 468 (4.25%) Greenfield Project
5 466 (4.23%) User Experience
6 408 (3.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 401 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
8 331 (3.01%) Derivative
9 296 (2.69%) Mobile App
10 273 (2.48%) Equities
11 241 (2.19%) Fixed Income
12 201 (1.83%) Credit Risk
13 158 (1.44%) Fintech
13 158 (1.44%) Virtual Team
14 130 (1.18%) Algorithms
15 120 (1.09%) Reference Data
16 117 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
17 114 (1.04%) Market Risk
18 102 (0.93%) Hedge funds
19 99 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1081 (9.82%) Linux
2 863 (7.84%) Windows
3 586 (5.32%) Unix
4 224 (2.04%) Android
5 169 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 109 (0.99%) Windows Server
7 93 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 76 (0.69%) Solaris
9 46 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 37 (0.34%) CentOS
12 36 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 33 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
14 31 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 24 (0.22%) CoreOS
16 23 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (0.18%) Windows 7
18 16 (0.15%) Windows 10
19 11 (0.100%) AIX
20 7 (0.064%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5783 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 2004 (18.21%) Asset Management
3 2001 (18.18%) Scrum
4 1990 (18.08%) Wealth Management
5 1833 (16.65%) Project Management
6 1557 (14.15%) Software Engineering
7 1419 (12.89%) TDD
8 1416 (12.86%) OO
9 1413 (12.84%) Test Automation
10 1356 (12.32%) MVC
11 1142 (10.38%) Business Analysis
12 1086 (9.87%) Continuous Integration
13 994 (9.03%) BDD
14 990 (8.99%) Waterfall
15 868 (7.89%) Mentoring
16 837 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
17 807 (7.33%) DevOps
18 616 (5.60%) User Acceptance Testing
19 602 (5.47%) Web Development
20 572 (5.20%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3153 (28.65%) Java
2 3074 (27.93%) SQL
3 2798 (25.42%) C#
4 2409 (21.89%) JavaScript
5 890 (8.09%) C++
6 845 (7.68%) Python
7 455 (4.13%) T-SQL
8 425 (3.86%) C
9 417 (3.79%) PHP
10 322 (2.93%) Ruby
11 300 (2.73%) PL/SQL
12 289 (2.63%) Shell Script
13 237 (2.15%) PowerShell
14 214 (1.94%) R
15 203 (1.84%) VB.NET
16 192 (1.74%) Perl
17 181 (1.64%) Bash Shell
18 167 (1.52%) VB
19 107 (0.97%) Scala
20 67 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1924 (17.48%) Degree
2 645 (5.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 334 (3.03%) ISEB
4 297 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 252 (2.29%) ISTQB
6 147 (1.34%) SC Cleared
7 113 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 106 (0.96%) CISSP
9 97 (0.88%) Master's Degree
10 95 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 86 (0.78%) PMP
12 74 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 68 (0.62%) CISM
14 61 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 53 (0.48%) CBAP
16 44 (0.40%) DV Cleared
17 41 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 37 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
18 37 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
19 24 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1017 (9.24%) QA
2 94 (0.85%) Basel III
3 92 (0.84%) MiFID
4 80 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 79 (0.72%) PMO
6 60 (0.55%) SLA
7 58 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 51 (0.46%) EMIR
9 47 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
10 34 (0.31%) GDPR
10 34 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 19 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 18 (0.16%) GCP
13 17 (0.15%) GxP
14 16 (0.15%) IFRS
15 14 (0.13%) COBIT
15 14 (0.13%) HL7
15 14 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 13 (0.12%) MISRA
17 10 (0.091%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 277 (2.52%) Docker
2 111 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 39 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.21%) Firmware
5 19 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.11%) Dovecot
8 9 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.073%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 7 (0.064%) vSphere
11 5 (0.045%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.036%) HDFS
12 4 (0.036%) vCloud
13 3 (0.027%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.027%) KVM
13 3 (0.027%) Xen
13 3 (0.027%) XenServer
14 2 (0.018%) oVirt
14 2 (0.018%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.018%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 197 (1.79%) Puppet
2 173 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
3 167 (1.52%) Ansible
4 71 (0.65%) Kubernetes
5 59 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (0.30%) Terraform
7 29 (0.26%) Nagios
8 22 (0.20%) Tivoli
9 19 (0.17%) Juju
10 16 (0.15%) Graphite
11 13 (0.12%) rkt
12 11 (0.100%) Mesos
13 10 (0.091%) Rundeck
14 9 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 8 (0.073%) SCCM
15 8 (0.073%) ZABBIX
16 7 (0.064%) Salt
16 7 (0.064%) SCOM
17 4 (0.036%) Kibana
17 4 (0.036%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 1587 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 1289 (11.71%) Oracle
3 337 (3.06%) SAP
4 170 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
5 140 (1.27%) IBM
6 129 (1.17%) Google
7 125 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 113 (1.03%) Sybase
9 107 (0.97%) Cognizant
10 94 (0.85%) Xamarin
11 92 (0.84%) Sitecore
12 79 (0.72%) Sun
13 73 (0.66%) Informatica
14 66 (0.60%) MicroStrategy
15 65 (0.59%) HP
16 64 (0.58%) VMware
17 61 (0.55%) hybris
18 56 (0.51%) Murex
19 55 (0.50%) Zend
20 52 (0.47%) Adobe