Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 50 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 +6
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 5,924 7,721 9,777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.70% 5.08% 5.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.11% 5.52% 6.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4,581 6,126 7,180
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 115,972 139,911 159,931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.98% 92.14% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 91,823 110,368 128,900
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,763 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 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 -5 5,413 £55,000 +4.76% 895
UK excluding London -5 3,589 £47,500 - 724
London -10 2,201 £65,000 - 265
South East -14 1,128 £50,000 -4.76% 164
North of England -3 841 £47,500 +5.56% 198
Midlands +8 553 £45,000 -5.26% 103
North West -7 444 £47,500 +5.56% 121
South West -21 380 £42,500 -5.56% 93
Yorkshire +3 340 £50,000 +11.11% 61
West Midlands +6 336 £47,500 - 66
East of England -8 287 £55,000 +10.00% 73
Scotland -7 283 £45,000 -10.00% 61
East Midlands +8 209 £45,000 -10.00% 37
Wales +11 104 £45,000 - 25
North East +22 57 £46,500 +12.05% 16
Northern Ireland -16 16 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 3,298 (55.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1,738 (29.34%) SQL
3 1,637 (27.63%) C#
4 1,447 (24.43%) .NET
5 1,385 (23.38%) JavaScript
6 1,232 (20.80%) Finance
7 1,172 (19.78%) Java
8 1,089 (18.38%) Scrum
9 1,059 (17.88%) DevOps
10 1,055 (17.81%) Software Engineering
11 1,042 (17.59%) Azure
12 978 (16.51%) Test Automation
13 969 (16.36%) SQL Server
14 940 (15.87%) Microsoft
15 870 (14.69%) HTML
16 845 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
17 830 (14.01%) Degree
18 822 (13.88%) CSS
19 747 (12.61%) QA
20 720 (12.15%) AWS
21 685 (11.56%) Project Management
22 672 (11.34%) Python
23 665 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
24 643 (10.85%) TDD
25 623 (10.52%) MVC
26 621 (10.48%) JIRA
27 602 (10.16%) ASP.NET
28 600 (10.13%) Linux
29 587 (9.91%) AngularJS
30 570 (9.62%) Continuous Integration

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
1 310 (5.23%) Confluence
2 127 (2.14%) IIS
3 96 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 84 (1.42%) CMS
5 73 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 50 (0.84%) Apache Spark
7 48 (0.81%) Apache
8 43 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
9 42 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 37 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
11 31 (0.52%) JBoss
12 30 (0.51%) EPiServer
13 24 (0.41%) SAS
14 23 (0.39%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.39%) WordPress
15 21 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
17 18 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 15 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
18 15 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 124 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 124 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 71 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 35 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.20%) Chatbot
5 12 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.10%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.051%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.051%) InVision
8 3 (0.051%) Sketch
9 2 (0.034%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.017%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.017%) HipChat
10 1 (0.017%) Houdini
10 1 (0.017%) Maya
10 1 (0.017%) NUKE
10 1 (0.017%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 50 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (0.69%) Magento
3 34 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 30 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 20 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 18 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
6 18 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 18 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 12 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 11 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
9 10 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
10 9 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
11 8 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
11 8 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
12 6 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
13 5 (0.084%) SAP CO
13 5 (0.084%) SAP FI
13 5 (0.084%) SAP FI/CO
13 5 (0.084%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,042 (17.59%) Azure
2 720 (12.15%) AWS
3 213 (3.60%) SaaS
4 159 (2.68%) GCP
5 143 (2.41%) PaaS
6 113 (1.91%) Serverless
7 100 (1.69%) Power Platform
8 75 (1.27%) GitHub
9 66 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
10 65 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
11 54 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
11 54 (0.91%) Office 365
12 52 (0.88%) IaaS
13 40 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
14 39 (0.66%) Amazon EKS
14 39 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
15 36 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 34 (0.57%) Amazon S3
17 28 (0.47%) npm
18 27 (0.46%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 84 (1.42%) Internet
2 80 (1.35%) Firewall
3 75 (1.27%) HTTP
4 47 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 31 (0.52%) Network Security
6 27 (0.46%) DNS
7 26 (0.44%) SSL
8 23 (0.39%) X.509
9 21 (0.35%) Intranet
10 17 (0.29%) RS-232
11 16 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (0.27%) RS-485
12 15 (0.25%) SMTP
13 14 (0.24%) HTTPS
14 12 (0.20%) AMQP
15 10 (0.17%) Wireshark
16 8 (0.14%) SSH
16 8 (0.14%) Tactical Data Link
17 7 (0.12%) IPsec
17 7 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 969 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 244 (4.12%) MySQL
3 231 (3.90%) Relational Database
4 200 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
5 167 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 162 (2.73%) NoSQL
7 161 (2.72%) Big Data
8 149 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 136 (2.30%) Oracle Database
10 126 (2.13%) MongoDB
11 118 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
12 99 (1.67%) RDBMS
13 90 (1.52%) Power BI
14 75 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
15 74 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 69 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
17 60 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
18 56 (0.95%) Hadoop
19 52 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
19 52 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 621 (10.48%) JIRA
2 530 (8.95%) Git (software)
3 389 (6.57%) Selenium
4 383 (6.47%) Jenkins
5 256 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 230 (3.88%) Visual Studio
7 154 (2.60%) Cucumber
8 136 (2.30%) Maven
9 133 (2.25%) Subversion
10 113 (1.91%) SpecFlow
11 102 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
12 99 (1.67%) Eclipse
12 99 (1.67%) Postman
12 99 (1.67%) SoapUI
13 75 (1.27%) WebDriver
14 74 (1.25%) TeamCity
15 66 (1.11%) HP UFT
16 64 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 61 (1.03%) JUnit
18 60 (1.01%) Ant
General
1 1,232 (20.80%) Finance
2 386 (6.52%) Banking
3 296 (5.00%) Retail
4 225 (3.80%) Marketing
5 143 (2.41%) Public Sector
6 92 (1.55%) Legal
7 87 (1.47%) Aerospace
8 82 (1.38%) Military
9 79 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 78 (1.32%) Games
11 77 (1.30%) Front Office
12 75 (1.27%) Advertising
13 65 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
14 59 (1.00%) Telecoms
15 53 (0.89%) Automotive
16 45 (0.76%) Electronics
17 44 (0.74%) Investment Banking
18 32 (0.54%) Billing
19 29 (0.49%) Back Office
19 29 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 1,972 (33.29%) Developer
2 849 (14.33%) Analyst
3 531 (8.96%) .NET Developer
4 488 (8.24%) Software Engineer
5 471 (7.95%) Senior Developer
6 452 (7.63%) Business Analyst
7 382 (6.45%) Software Developer
8 361 (6.09%) C# Developer
9 324 (5.47%) Architect
10 312 (5.27%) Project Manager
11 277 (4.68%) Java Developer
12 233 (3.93%) C# .NET Developer
13 214 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
14 186 (3.14%) Consultant
15 150 (2.53%) Tester
16 140 (2.36%) Senior .NET Developer
17 139 (2.35%) Test Engineer
18 136 (2.30%) Full Stack Developer
19 131 (2.21%) Test Analyst
20 126 (2.13%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,447 (24.43%) .NET
2 870 (14.69%) HTML
3 822 (13.88%) CSS
4 602 (10.16%) ASP.NET
5 587 (9.91%) AngularJS
6 535 (9.03%) Web Services
7 403 (6.80%) React
8 388 (6.55%) jQuery
9 352 (5.94%) Node.js
9 352 (5.94%) REST
10 327 (5.52%) .NET Framework
11 307 (5.18%) XML
12 306 (5.17%) .NET Core
13 298 (5.03%) ASP.NET MVC
14 284 (4.79%) RESTful
15 266 (4.49%) Spring
16 231 (3.90%) HTML5
17 216 (3.65%) SOAP
18 208 (3.51%) JSON
19 200 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 665 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
2 313 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
3 249 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
4 237 (4.00%) User Experience
5 206 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 180 (3.04%) Mobile App
7 150 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 125 (2.11%) Algorithms
9 105 (1.77%) Public Cloud
10 80 (1.35%) Virtual Team
11 60 (1.01%) Hedge funds
12 59 (1.00%) Cloud Native
13 54 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 53 (0.89%) Reinsurance
15 52 (0.88%) Data Structures
16 47 (0.79%) Social Network
17 46 (0.78%) Fixed Income
17 46 (0.78%) iSeries
18 42 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
19 36 (0.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 600 (10.13%) Linux
2 456 (7.70%) Windows
3 218 (3.68%) Unix
4 139 (2.35%) Android
5 133 (2.25%) Apple iOS
6 67 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 24 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (0.39%) CentOS
9 21 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 20 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.30%) Kali Linux
11 18 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.25%) Solaris
13 14 (0.24%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 13 (0.22%) Fedora
15 12 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.17%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.12%) AIX
17 7 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,298 (55.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1,089 (18.38%) Scrum
3 1,059 (17.88%) DevOps
4 1,055 (17.81%) Software Engineering
5 978 (16.51%) Test Automation
6 845 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
7 685 (11.56%) Project Management
8 643 (10.85%) TDD
9 623 (10.52%) MVC
10 570 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
11 528 (8.91%) Computer Science
12 460 (7.77%) OO
13 459 (7.75%) Mentoring
14 447 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
15 402 (6.79%) Waterfall
16 400 (6.75%) Microservices
17 365 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
18 350 (5.91%) BDD
19 337 (5.69%) Business Analysis
20 330 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,738 (29.34%) SQL
2 1,637 (27.63%) C#
3 1,385 (23.38%) JavaScript
4 1,172 (19.78%) Java
5 672 (11.34%) Python
6 328 (5.54%) C++
7 308 (5.20%) C
8 244 (4.12%) T-SQL
9 216 (3.65%) PowerShell
10 196 (3.31%) PHP
11 162 (2.73%) PL/SQL
11 162 (2.73%) TypeScript
12 160 (2.70%) Java 8
13 153 (2.58%) Bash Shell
14 125 (2.11%) Ruby
15 98 (1.65%) Go
15 98 (1.65%) VB.NET
16 57 (0.96%) ES6
17 56 (0.95%) Scala
18 55 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 830 (14.01%) Degree
2 222 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 172 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 166 (2.80%) ISTQB
5 124 (2.09%) ISEB
6 116 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 87 (1.47%) CISSP
8 57 (0.96%) PhD
9 50 (0.84%) Master's Degree
10 48 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 47 (0.79%) PMI Certification
12 42 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 40 (0.68%) CISM
14 34 (0.57%) SANS
15 33 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
15 33 (0.56%) SAFe Agilist
16 30 (0.51%) DV Cleared
17 25 (0.42%) PMP
18 22 (0.37%) CCNA
18 22 (0.37%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 747 (12.61%) QA
2 95 (1.60%) GDPR
3 91 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 79 (1.33%) SLA
5 75 (1.27%) Data Quality
6 60 (1.01%) PCI DSS
7 56 (0.95%) NIST
8 49 (0.83%) PMO
9 27 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 20 (0.34%) Solvency II
11 18 (0.30%) COBIT
12 16 (0.27%) JSP 440
13 11 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 11 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.14%) PMBOK
15 7 (0.12%) GxP
16 6 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 5 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
17 5 (0.084%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 455 (7.68%) Docker
2 55 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 25 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.25%) VirtualBox
5 14 (0.24%) NFS
5 14 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.22%) Samba
6 13 (0.22%) Xen
7 11 (0.19%) Firmware
8 10 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.084%) HDFS
9 5 (0.084%) LXC
10 4 (0.068%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.068%) vSphere
11 3 (0.051%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.051%) Snort
12 2 (0.034%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.017%) Ceph
13 1 (0.017%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.017%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 339 (5.72%) Kubernetes
2 275 (4.64%) Ansible
3 188 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
4 172 (2.90%) Terraform
5 169 (2.85%) Puppet
6 39 (0.66%) HP ALM
7 35 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 29 (0.49%) Nagios
9 26 (0.44%) Prometheus
10 23 (0.39%) Istio
11 21 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
11 21 (0.35%) Nessus
11 21 (0.35%) Rancher
12 17 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (0.29%) ZABBIX
13 15 (0.25%) Foglight
13 15 (0.25%) Grafana
13 15 (0.25%) LiteSpeed
13 15 (0.25%) Packer
13 15 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 940 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 539 (9.10%) Oracle
3 181 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
4 115 (1.94%) IBM
5 103 (1.74%) Google
6 91 (1.54%) WorldPay
7 89 (1.50%) SAP
8 75 (1.27%) Informatica
9 68 (1.15%) Tableau
10 67 (1.13%) Atlassian
11 64 (1.08%) HP
12 62 (1.05%) Splunk
13 57 (0.96%) FIS
14 53 (0.89%) Xamarin
15 47 (0.79%) AppDynamics
16 39 (0.66%) MuleSoft
17 35 (0.59%) Adobe
18 34 (0.57%) Dell
19 33 (0.56%) Red Hat
20 31 (0.52%) Micro Focus