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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 59 60 62
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -12
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 8,762 4,209 4,145
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.33% 4.56% 4.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.61% 4.89% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4,282 3,045 3,277
10th Percentile £39,124 £36,250 £34,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,150 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%

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 156,116 86,136 85,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.04% 93.41% 92.89%
Number of salaries quoted 81,833 64,007 68,913
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £44,750 £41,250 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +5.56%

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 25 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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 +5 7,300 £65,000 +13.04% 562
London +3 4,066 £75,000 +3.45% 230
Work from Home +20 4,032 £62,500 +8.70% 264
UK excluding London -2 3,489 £55,000 +15.79% 367
South East +9 1,071 £60,000 +20.00% 75
North of England +14 827 £50,000 +11.11% 100
North West +3 475 £47,500 +2.15% 61
Midlands -30 450 £50,000 +5.26% 63
South West -3 410 £52,500 +10.53% 48
Scotland -14 343 £60,000 +26.32% 25
East of England -13 316 £60,000 +9.09% 39
Yorkshire +32 310 £50,000 +12.36% 28
West Midlands -45 293 £52,500 +14.13% 27
East Midlands -3 154 £45,000 -7.69% 36
Wales -9 73 £59,500 +40.00% 9
North East -3 42 £50,000 +17.65% 11
Northern Ireland -14 27 £52,500 +31.25% 8

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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 5,742 (65.53%) Agile
2 2,729 (31.15%) Finance
3 2,691 (30.71%) DevOps
4 2,482 (28.33%) Azure
5 2,381 (27.17%) Social Skills
6 2,367 (27.01%) Java
7 2,349 (26.81%) AWS
8 2,302 (26.27%) JavaScript
9 2,272 (25.93%) CI/CD
10 2,141 (24.44%) Software Engineering
11 2,066 (23.58%) SQL
12 1,949 (22.24%) Scrum
13 1,942 (22.16%) C#
14 1,835 (20.94%) Test Automation
15 1,833 (20.92%) Python
16 1,736 (19.81%) Git (software)
17 1,720 (19.63%) .NET
18 1,697 (19.37%) Problem-Solving
19 1,645 (18.77%) Docker
20 1,541 (17.59%) Microservices
21 1,457 (16.63%) Mentoring
22 1,449 (16.54%) QA
23 1,415 (16.15%) Microsoft
24 1,376 (15.70%) React
25 1,355 (15.46%) Kubernetes
26 1,301 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
27 1,262 (14.40%) Degree
28 1,194 (13.63%) TDD
29 1,180 (13.47%) Jenkins
30 1,025 (11.70%) HTML

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
1 396 (4.52%) Confluence
2 251 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
3 184 (2.10%) Apache Spark
4 129 (1.47%) Apache
5 112 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 111 (1.27%) CMS
7 92 (1.05%) Apache Airflow
8 41 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 38 (0.43%) IIS
10 37 (0.42%) Apache Pulsar
11 34 (0.39%) WebSphere
12 33 (0.38%) SAS
13 30 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 29 (0.33%) Headless CMS
15 27 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
16 24 (0.27%) OpenStack
17 22 (0.25%) WebLogic
18 20 (0.23%) Ethereum
18 20 (0.23%) WordPress
19 17 (0.19%) Moodle
Applications
1 115 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 104 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
3 74 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 62 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 46 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.27%) Sketch
7 11 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.046%) Simulink
8 4 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.034%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.034%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.034%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.034%) RoboHelp
9 3 (0.034%) Windchill
10 1 (0.011%) InVision
10 1 (0.011%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 95 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.68%) NetSuite
3 37 (0.42%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 26 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
5 23 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
6 20 (0.23%) R3 Corda
7 12 (0.14%) Magento
8 11 (0.13%) SAP CO
8 11 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 11 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
8 11 (0.13%) Shopify
9 10 (0.11%) Temenos T24
10 8 (0.091%) Avolution ABACUS
10 8 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.091%) Oracle Receivables
11 7 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (0.080%) Oracle Assets
11 7 (0.080%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 7 (0.080%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2,482 (28.33%) Azure
2 2,349 (26.81%) AWS
3 926 (10.57%) GCP
4 791 (9.03%) Serverless
5 641 (7.32%) GitHub
6 566 (6.46%) SaaS
7 531 (6.06%) PaaS
8 240 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
9 213 (2.43%) Power Platform
10 188 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
11 186 (2.12%) Amazon S3
12 152 (1.73%) Amazon EKS
12 152 (1.73%) Amazon Kinesis
13 148 (1.69%) IaaS
14 145 (1.65%) npm
15 142 (1.62%) GitHub Actions
16 135 (1.54%) Azure Service Bus
17 134 (1.53%) OpenShift
18 130 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
18 130 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 269 (3.07%) HTTP
2 251 (2.86%) Internet
3 114 (1.30%) Network Security
4 105 (1.20%) Firewall
5 78 (0.89%) DNS
6 55 (0.63%) Cisco IPT
7 50 (0.57%) Broadband
8 43 (0.49%) MQTT
9 39 (0.45%) HTTPS
10 37 (0.42%) TCP/IP
11 30 (0.34%) WAN
12 26 (0.30%) VPN
13 24 (0.27%) PPP
14 21 (0.24%) DSL
14 21 (0.24%) Wireless
15 20 (0.23%) ATM
16 19 (0.22%) Intranet
16 19 (0.22%) LAN
17 17 (0.19%) 5G
18 16 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 869 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 759 (8.66%) Relational Database
3 732 (8.35%) NoSQL
4 522 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
5 349 (3.98%) Big Data
6 336 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
7 311 (3.55%) MySQL
8 212 (2.42%) Data Lake
9 200 (2.28%) Redis
10 167 (1.91%) Power BI
11 166 (1.89%) MongoDB
12 162 (1.85%) RDBMS
13 156 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 140 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 133 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
16 113 (1.29%) BigQuery
16 113 (1.29%) Metadata
17 110 (1.26%) Amazon Aurora
18 104 (1.19%) Hadoop
19 101 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,736 (19.81%) Git (software)
2 1,180 (13.47%) Jenkins
3 933 (10.65%) JIRA
4 691 (7.89%) Selenium
5 383 (4.37%) Maven
6 359 (4.10%) Gradle
7 306 (3.49%) Cypress.io
8 303 (3.46%) Postman
9 289 (3.30%) Cucumber
10 284 (3.24%) GitLab
11 274 (3.13%) JUnit
12 273 (3.12%) Visual Studio
13 233 (2.66%) TeamCity
14 221 (2.52%) Bitbucket
15 217 (2.48%) SpecFlow
16 205 (2.34%) Mockito
17 177 (2.02%) webpack
18 176 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
19 165 (1.88%) CircleCI
20 146 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2,729 (31.15%) Finance
2 2,381 (27.17%) Social Skills
3 898 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
4 843 (9.62%) Banking
5 707 (8.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 559 (6.38%) Retail
7 467 (5.33%) Public Sector
8 374 (4.27%) Marketing
9 327 (3.73%) Manufacturing
10 325 (3.71%) Games
11 276 (3.15%) Law
12 263 (3.00%) Influencing Skills
13 202 (2.31%) Legal
14 199 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
15 145 (1.65%) Publishing
16 142 (1.62%) Presentation Skills
17 129 (1.47%) Advertising
18 124 (1.42%) Automotive
19 117 (1.34%) Telecoms
20 96 (1.10%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,222 (25.36%) Developer
2 1,119 (12.77%) Software Engineer
3 792 (9.04%) Analyst
4 648 (7.40%) Senior Developer
5 525 (5.99%) DevOps Engineer
6 457 (5.22%) Business Analyst
7 435 (4.96%) Architect
8 430 (4.91%) .NET Developer
9 422 (4.82%) Software Developer
10 398 (4.54%) Senior Software Engineer
11 375 (4.28%) Data Engineer
12 362 (4.13%) Project Manager
13 349 (3.98%) QA Engineer
14 330 (3.77%) Lead Developer
15 282 (3.22%) Full Stack Developer
16 278 (3.17%) Java Engineer
17 267 (3.05%) Java Developer
18 253 (2.89%) Principal Engineer
19 229 (2.61%) C# Developer
20 221 (2.52%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,720 (19.63%) .NET
2 1,376 (15.70%) React
3 1,025 (11.70%) HTML
4 972 (11.09%) Node.js
5 949 (10.83%) CSS
6 861 (9.83%) RESTful
7 808 (9.22%) AngularJS
8 784 (8.95%) REST
9 707 (8.07%) Spring
10 565 (6.45%) Web Services
11 521 (5.95%) Kafka
12 516 (5.89%) .NET Core
13 487 (5.56%) .NET Framework
14 480 (5.48%) ASP.NET
15 427 (4.87%) JSON
16 362 (4.13%) XML
17 330 (3.77%) HTML5
18 301 (3.44%) Vue.js
19 293 (3.34%) Spring Boot
20 291 (3.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 616 (7.03%) User Experience
2 488 (5.57%) Cloud Native
3 468 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
4 341 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
5 337 (3.85%) Algorithms
6 318 (3.63%) Management Information System
7 311 (3.55%) Mobile App
8 305 (3.48%) Virtual Team
9 225 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
10 208 (2.37%) Life Science
11 197 (2.25%) Data Structures
12 146 (1.67%) Public Cloud
13 110 (1.26%) Derivative
14 102 (1.16%) PMI
15 96 (1.10%) Blockchain
15 96 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 86 (0.98%) NHS
17 79 (0.90%) IoT
18 70 (0.80%) Data Centre
19 62 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 858 (9.79%) Linux
2 637 (7.27%) Windows
3 353 (4.03%) Unix
4 190 (2.17%) Android
5 175 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 61 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 51 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (0.49%) zOS
9 41 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 31 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.15%) Robot Operating System
12 11 (0.13%) Kali Linux
12 11 (0.13%) Solaris
13 10 (0.11%) CentOS
13 10 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
15 8 (0.091%) VMS
15 8 (0.091%) Windows Server 2016
16 7 (0.080%) AIX
17 5 (0.057%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,742 (65.53%) Agile
2 2,691 (30.71%) DevOps
3 2,272 (25.93%) CI/CD
4 2,141 (24.44%) Software Engineering
5 1,949 (22.24%) Scrum
6 1,835 (20.94%) Test Automation
7 1,697 (19.37%) Problem-Solving
8 1,541 (17.59%) Microservices
9 1,457 (16.63%) Mentoring
10 1,301 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
11 1,194 (13.63%) TDD
12 1,021 (11.65%) Full Stack Development
13 948 (10.82%) Computer Science
14 916 (10.45%) Project Management
15 907 (10.35%) Continuous Improvement
16 829 (9.46%) Coaching
17 756 (8.63%) Software Testing
18 744 (8.49%) Analytics
19 681 (7.77%) BDD
20 667 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2,367 (27.01%) Java
2 2,302 (26.27%) JavaScript
3 2,066 (23.58%) SQL
4 1,942 (22.16%) C#
5 1,833 (20.92%) Python
6 870 (9.93%) TypeScript
7 619 (7.06%) C++
8 361 (4.12%) Bash
9 315 (3.60%) C
10 305 (3.48%) Go
11 304 (3.47%) PowerShell
12 291 (3.32%) T-SQL
13 244 (2.78%) PHP
14 235 (2.68%) Scala
15 208 (2.37%) Kotlin
16 203 (2.32%) Groovy
17 148 (1.69%) Ruby
18 143 (1.63%) ES6
19 129 (1.47%) Shell Script
20 89 (1.02%) R
Qualifications
1 1,262 (14.40%) Degree
2 451 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 399 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 366 (4.18%) SC Cleared
5 223 (2.55%) ISTQB
6 181 (2.07%) PMI Certification
7 166 (1.89%) ISEB
8 124 (1.42%) CISSP
9 105 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 95 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 94 (1.07%) Master's Degree
12 91 (1.04%) PMP
13 89 (1.02%) AWS Certification
14 80 (0.91%) DBS Check
15 78 (0.89%) PhD
16 64 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
17 60 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
18 54 (0.62%) DV Cleared
19 45 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 39 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,449 (16.54%) QA
2 154 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 129 (1.47%) GDPR
4 109 (1.24%) Accessibility
5 102 (1.16%) Data Quality
6 94 (1.07%) NIST
7 71 (0.81%) PMO
8 59 (0.67%) SLA
9 56 (0.64%) PCI DSS
10 47 (0.54%) IEC 62304
11 43 (0.49%) ISO 26262
12 39 (0.45%) GRC
13 31 (0.35%) ISO 13485
14 25 (0.29%) IEC 61508
15 24 (0.27%) HL7
16 21 (0.24%) HIPAA
17 19 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
18 16 (0.18%) ISO 9001
19 14 (0.16%) GxP
20 13 (0.15%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,645 (18.77%) Docker
2 124 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
3 64 (0.73%) Active Directory
4 55 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 50 (0.57%) Apache Flume
6 24 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 17 (0.19%) Firmware
8 13 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.091%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.068%) vSphere
11 5 (0.057%) Samba
12 4 (0.046%) HDFS
12 4 (0.046%) OpenSSH
13 3 (0.034%) LXC
14 2 (0.023%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.011%) GlusterFS
15 1 (0.011%) iptables
15 1 (0.011%) NFS
15 1 (0.011%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1,355 (15.46%) Kubernetes
2 865 (9.87%) Terraform
3 578 (6.60%) Ansible
4 197 (2.25%) Puppet
5 178 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
6 145 (1.65%) Prometheus
7 119 (1.36%) Grafana
8 87 (0.99%) Istio
9 59 (0.67%) Kibana
10 55 (0.63%) ZABBIX
11 54 (0.62%) logstash
12 51 (0.58%) Packer
13 47 (0.54%) HAProxy
14 46 (0.52%) Fortio
14 46 (0.52%) Kiali
15 43 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
16 42 (0.48%) Oozie
17 36 (0.41%) Graphite
18 34 (0.39%) Opsgenie
19 31 (0.35%) MIIS
Vendors
1 1,415 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 528 (6.03%) Google
3 375 (4.28%) Oracle
4 220 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
5 157 (1.79%) SAP
6 144 (1.64%) Databricks
7 126 (1.44%) IBM
8 118 (1.35%) Atlassian
9 92 (1.05%) Informatica
9 92 (1.05%) Splunk
9 92 (1.05%) Talend
10 88 (1.00%) LexisNexis
11 85 (0.97%) Samsung
12 79 (0.90%) NEC
12 79 (0.90%) Northgate
12 79 (0.90%) ServiceNow
13 76 (0.87%) VMware
14 68 (0.78%) Red Hat
15 67 (0.76%) Sage
16 54 (0.62%) PagerDuty