Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 48 43
Rank change year-on-year -14 -5 +3
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 3,354 7,660 9,819
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.31% 5.20% 5.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.67% 5.64% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,913 6,316 7,849
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 71,778 135,730 163,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.15% 92.22% 92.15%
Number of salaries quoted 57,298 106,842 131,246
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the UK

SDLC
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SDLC in the UK

SDLC
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SDLC over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the UK

SDLC
Top 18 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 9 July 2020. 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 -9 3,133 £56,514 +2.75% 291
UK excluding London -17 1,916 £50,000 +5.26% 234
London -8 1,385 £70,250 +8.08% 84
North of England +16 590 £50,000 +17.65% 68
South East -23 516 £52,500 - 51
North West -4 326 £50,000 +11.11% 45
Midlands -12 258 £47,500 +3.32% 36
Work from Home -6 250 £57,500 - 38
Yorkshire +56 218 £48,500 +14.12% 12
South West -21 214 £42,500 -5.56% 29
West Midlands -10 170 £45,000 - 28
East of England -6 167 £59,500 +8.18% 23
Scotland -17 125 £50,000 - 15
East Midlands -7 87 £50,000 +8.70% 8
North East +39 46 £41,000 +2.50% 11
Wales -41 33 £37,500 -16.67% 6
Northern Ireland -10 9 £55,000 +37.50% 5
Channel Islands - 5 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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 1,990 (59.33%) Agile Software Development
2 853 (25.43%) C#
3 843 (25.13%) SQL
4 817 (24.36%) JavaScript
5 792 (23.61%) Finance
6 761 (22.69%) .NET
7 718 (21.41%) Java
8 642 (19.14%) Software Engineering
9 625 (18.63%) Azure
10 600 (17.89%) Scrum
11 594 (17.71%) DevOps
12 558 (16.64%) Test Automation
13 499 (14.88%) AWS
14 487 (14.52%) Degree
15 482 (14.37%) HTML
16 481 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
17 473 (14.10%) Python
18 455 (13.57%) SQL Server
19 439 (13.09%) CSS
20 430 (12.82%) Microsoft
20 430 (12.82%) QA
21 405 (12.08%) TDD
22 384 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
23 368 (10.97%) JIRA
24 354 (10.55%) Git (software)
25 346 (10.32%) AngularJS
26 344 (10.26%) Project Management
27 339 (10.11%) OO
28 325 (9.69%) Linux
29 299 (8.91%) Docker

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
1 160 (4.77%) Confluence
2 55 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 53 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
4 52 (1.55%) IIS
5 51 (1.52%) Apache
6 48 (1.43%) CMS
7 29 (0.86%) Apache Spark
8 22 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
9 18 (0.54%) WordPress
10 13 (0.39%) JBoss
11 11 (0.33%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.27%) EPiServer
14 7 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.21%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.18%) Liferay
15 6 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 60 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 60 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
3 27 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.18%) Simulink
6 6 (0.18%) Sketch
6 6 (0.18%) TargetLink
7 5 (0.15%) InVision
7 5 (0.15%) Zeplin
8 3 (0.089%) Abaqus
8 3 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.060%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.060%) Windchill
10 1 (0.030%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.030%) Figma
10 1 (0.030%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 25 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.66%) NetSuite
3 18 (0.54%) Magento
3 18 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
5 6 (0.18%) Primavera
6 5 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 625 (18.63%) Azure
2 499 (14.88%) AWS
3 196 (5.84%) SaaS
4 120 (3.58%) Serverless
5 109 (3.25%) GCP
5 109 (3.25%) PaaS
6 90 (2.68%) Power Platform
7 69 (2.06%) GitHub
8 63 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
9 50 (1.49%) Office 365
10 45 (1.34%) IaaS
11 44 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
12 41 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
13 28 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
13 28 (0.83%) npm
14 22 (0.66%) Heroku
15 18 (0.54%) BrowserStack
16 16 (0.48%) AWS CodePipeline
16 16 (0.48%) Sauce Labs
17 15 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 67 (2.00%) Internet
2 49 (1.46%) Firewall
3 35 (1.04%) HTTP
4 29 (0.86%) TCP/IP
5 23 (0.69%) Wireless
6 20 (0.60%) Network Security
7 19 (0.57%) WAN
8 17 (0.51%) DNS
9 14 (0.42%) Tactical Data Link
10 13 (0.39%) SAN
11 12 (0.36%) Intranet
12 11 (0.33%) LAN
12 11 (0.33%) SSL
13 10 (0.30%) 3GPP
13 10 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (0.30%) iSCSI
13 10 (0.30%) RS-232
13 10 (0.30%) RS-485
13 10 (0.30%) SNMP
13 10 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 181 (5.40%) Relational Database
3 146 (4.35%) MySQL
4 145 (4.32%) NoSQL
5 126 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
6 97 (2.89%) Big Data
7 83 (2.47%) Power BI
8 82 (2.44%) RDBMS
9 75 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 72 (2.15%) MongoDB
11 67 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 52 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
13 51 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 44 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
14 44 (1.31%) Hadoop
15 41 (1.22%) Data Lake
15 41 (1.22%) Oracle Database
16 36 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
17 30 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
17 30 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 368 (10.97%) JIRA
2 354 (10.55%) Git (software)
3 220 (6.56%) Selenium
4 188 (5.61%) Jenkins
5 98 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 98 (2.92%) Visual Studio
6 96 (2.86%) Cucumber
7 80 (2.39%) Subversion
8 67 (2.00%) SoapUI
9 56 (1.67%) SpecFlow
10 54 (1.61%) NUnit
11 47 (1.40%) Bitbucket
12 42 (1.25%) TeamCity
13 41 (1.22%) Eclipse
13 41 (1.22%) Maven
14 40 (1.19%) Postman
15 39 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
16 35 (1.04%) Cypress.io
17 34 (1.01%) MSTest
17 34 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 792 (23.61%) Finance
2 220 (6.56%) Banking
3 141 (4.20%) Retail
4 95 (2.83%) Marketing
5 70 (2.09%) Public Sector
6 54 (1.61%) Games
7 50 (1.49%) Aerospace
8 49 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 48 (1.43%) Front Office
10 39 (1.16%) Legal
11 38 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 35 (1.04%) Manufacturing
13 31 (0.92%) Back Office
14 30 (0.89%) Military
15 28 (0.83%) Law
16 26 (0.78%) Advertising
17 25 (0.75%) Investment Banking
18 22 (0.66%) Electronics
19 18 (0.54%) Publishing
20 15 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,114 (33.21%) Developer
2 433 (12.91%) Analyst
3 335 (9.99%) Software Engineer
4 299 (8.91%) Senior Developer
5 264 (7.87%) .NET Developer
6 247 (7.36%) Business Analyst
7 211 (6.29%) Architect
8 181 (5.40%) Java Developer
9 175 (5.22%) C# Developer
10 166 (4.95%) Project Manager
11 146 (4.35%) Software Developer
12 107 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
13 102 (3.04%) Tester
14 97 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
15 83 (2.47%) Consultant
16 79 (2.36%) Senior .NET Developer
17 77 (2.30%) Junior
18 75 (2.24%) Full Stack Developer
19 67 (2.00%) Java Engineer
20 66 (1.97%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 761 (22.69%) .NET
2 482 (14.37%) HTML
3 439 (13.09%) CSS
4 346 (10.32%) AngularJS
5 234 (6.98%) ASP.NET
5 234 (6.98%) React
6 220 (6.56%) Web Services
7 217 (6.47%) Node.js
7 217 (6.47%) REST
8 216 (6.44%) .NET Framework
9 215 (6.41%) .NET Core
10 195 (5.81%) jQuery
11 152 (4.53%) HTML5
12 143 (4.26%) Spring
13 135 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web API
14 133 (3.97%) RESTful
15 126 (3.76%) XML
16 117 (3.49%) SOAP
17 116 (3.46%) Entity Framework
18 100 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 384 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 197 (5.87%) User Experience
3 161 (4.80%) Greenfield Project
4 121 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
5 101 (3.01%) Algorithms
6 95 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
7 94 (2.80%) Management Information System
8 65 (1.94%) Mobile App
9 62 (1.85%) Data Structures
10 44 (1.31%) Cloud Native
10 44 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 39 (1.16%) Virtual Team
12 37 (1.10%) Public Cloud
13 33 (0.98%) Hedge funds
13 33 (0.98%) Mainframe
14 30 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 30 (0.89%) Reinsurance
15 26 (0.78%) Derivative
16 24 (0.72%) Fixed Income
17 23 (0.69%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 325 (9.69%) Linux
2 230 (6.86%) Windows
3 92 (2.74%) Unix
4 37 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 35 (1.04%) Android
6 29 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 18 (0.54%) Windows 10
8 13 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.12%) Solaris
12 3 (0.089%) AIX
12 3 (0.089%) CentOS
12 3 (0.089%) Debian
12 3 (0.089%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.089%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.089%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.060%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.060%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.060%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,990 (59.33%) Agile Software Development
2 642 (19.14%) Software Engineering
3 600 (17.89%) Scrum
4 594 (17.71%) DevOps
5 558 (16.64%) Test Automation
6 481 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
7 405 (12.08%) TDD
8 344 (10.26%) Project Management
9 339 (10.11%) OO
10 297 (8.86%) Microservices
11 287 (8.56%) MVC
12 268 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 266 (7.93%) Waterfall
14 264 (7.87%) Computer Science
15 244 (7.27%) Mentoring
16 236 (7.04%) BDD
17 232 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
18 230 (6.86%) Fintech
19 225 (6.71%) Requirements Gathering
20 192 (5.72%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 853 (25.43%) C#
2 843 (25.13%) SQL
3 817 (24.36%) JavaScript
4 718 (21.41%) Java
5 473 (14.10%) Python
6 230 (6.86%) C++
7 162 (4.83%) C
8 132 (3.94%) TypeScript
9 123 (3.67%) PHP
10 121 (3.61%) T-SQL
11 81 (2.42%) Java 8
12 79 (2.36%) PowerShell
13 75 (2.24%) Go
14 70 (2.09%) Scala
15 64 (1.91%) Bash Shell
16 51 (1.52%) Ruby
17 45 (1.34%) PL/SQL
18 35 (1.04%) VB
19 32 (0.95%) R
20 27 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 487 (14.52%) Degree
2 117 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 108 (3.22%) Security Cleared
4 80 (2.39%) ISTQB
5 75 (2.24%) ISEB
6 67 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 38 (1.13%) PhD
8 31 (0.92%) Master's Degree
9 29 (0.86%) DV Cleared
9 29 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (0.86%) PMI Certification
10 27 (0.81%) CISSP
10 27 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 25 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (0.75%) PMP
12 20 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 18 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
15 16 (0.48%) CSSLP
16 15 (0.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (12.82%) QA
2 47 (1.40%) GDPR
3 36 (1.07%) PMO
4 32 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 32 (0.95%) SLA
5 31 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (0.83%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.39%) COBIT
7 13 (0.39%) NIST
8 11 (0.33%) MiFID
9 10 (0.30%) GxP
10 9 (0.27%) EMIR
11 8 (0.24%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.21%) MISRA
12 7 (0.21%) MISRA C
13 6 (0.18%) ISO 26262
14 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.12%) GAMP
15 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 299 (8.91%) Docker
2 21 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.27%) Firmware
4 9 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.18%) vSphere
6 3 (0.089%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.060%) HDFS
7 2 (0.060%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.030%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.030%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.030%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 213 (6.35%) Kubernetes
2 122 (3.64%) Terraform
3 121 (3.61%) Ansible
4 77 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
5 72 (2.15%) Puppet
6 23 (0.69%) Istio
7 10 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
9 7 (0.21%) Grafana
9 7 (0.21%) Rancher
10 6 (0.18%) Consul
10 6 (0.18%) Kibana
10 6 (0.18%) Nagios
10 6 (0.18%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
11 5 (0.15%) CASB
11 5 (0.15%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.12%) Control-M
12 4 (0.12%) Nessus
12 4 (0.12%) Nmap
Vendors
1 430 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 261 (7.78%) Oracle
3 101 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
4 95 (2.83%) Google
5 86 (2.56%) IBM
6 66 (1.97%) SAP
7 45 (1.34%) Atlassian
8 42 (1.25%) Informatica
9 30 (0.89%) VMware
10 22 (0.66%) Adobe
10 22 (0.66%) Sitecore
10 22 (0.66%) Tableau
11 21 (0.63%) HP
12 19 (0.57%) Unisys
13 18 (0.54%) Cisco
13 18 (0.54%) Xamarin
14 16 (0.48%) Databricks
15 14 (0.42%) Calypso
15 14 (0.42%) Splunk
16 13 (0.39%) Dell