Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 48 51
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 +3
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 11120 9970 11306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.17% 5.24% 5.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.86% 5.87% 5.81%
Number of salaries quoted 7533 8526 9178
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,179 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £79,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 161983 169953 194669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.37% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 127876 141202 160286
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +14 10407 £50,000 - 417
UK excluding London +1 6081 £45,000 - 315
London +23 4923 £60,000 - 129
South East +6 1630 £50,000 +5.26% 69
North of England +9 1512 £45,000 +5.88% 104
Midlands +3 857 £42,500 +6.25% 35
East of England -3 841 £45,750 -3.68% 44
North West -2 804 £45,000 +5.88% 51
South West -4 662 £42,500 - 36
Yorkshire +13 625 £45,000 +5.88% 40
West Midlands +2 533 £40,000 - 17
Scotland -5 390 £44,000 +10.00% 16
East Midlands +4 326 £43,500 - 18
Wales -14 147 £37,750 +4.50% 11
North East +34 83 £46,000 +22.67% 13
Northern Ireland +19 72 £27,500 -21.43%
Isle of Man - 1 £36,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 5972 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4280 (38.49%) Finance
3 3198 (28.76%) Java
4 3068 (27.59%) SQL
5 2772 (24.93%) C#
6 2712 (24.39%) .NET
7 2450 (22.03%) JavaScript
8 2412 (21.69%) Banking
9 2106 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
10 2103 (18.91%) Scrum
11 1962 (17.64%) Investment Banking
12 1953 (17.56%) Degree
13 1914 (17.21%) Wealth Management
14 1912 (17.19%) Asset Management
15 1864 (16.76%) HTML
16 1843 (16.57%) Retail Banking
17 1813 (16.30%) Project Management
18 1786 (16.06%) SQL Server
19 1682 (15.13%) Software Engineering
20 1562 (14.05%) Microsoft
21 1481 (13.32%) CSS
22 1425 (12.81%) Test Automation
23 1418 (12.75%) TDD
24 1383 (12.44%) MVC
25 1355 (12.19%) OO
26 1262 (11.35%) Oracle
27 1184 (10.65%) QA
28 1175 (10.57%) Business Analysis
29 1149 (10.33%) Computer Science
30 1101 (9.90%) ASP.NET

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
1 322 (2.90%) Tomcat
2 253 (2.28%) Confluence
2 253 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 210 (1.89%) CMS
4 202 (1.82%) Apache
5 178 (1.60%) IIS
6 167 (1.50%) WebSphere
7 164 (1.47%) JBoss
8 103 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
9 99 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
10 95 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 93 (0.84%) WebLogic
12 91 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
13 81 (0.73%) Umbraco
14 76 (0.68%) Apache Spark
15 61 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
16 46 (0.41%) DataSynapse
16 46 (0.41%) WildFly
17 39 (0.35%) SAS
18 38 (0.34%) EPiServer
Applications
1 426 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 257 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 234 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 230 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
5 144 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 37 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 37 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 12 (0.11%) PaintShop Pro
9 9 (0.081%) Simulink
10 6 (0.054%) Stateflow
11 4 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
11 4 (0.036%) Avid Media Composer
11 4 (0.036%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.036%) Mingle
12 3 (0.027%) Pipeline Pilot
13 2 (0.018%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.018%) HipChat
13 2 (0.018%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 119 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 64 (0.58%) Actimize
3 52 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 52 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
4 28 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
5 25 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 22 (0.20%) Magento
7 18 (0.16%) RMDS
8 15 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 14 (0.13%) SAP FI
10 13 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 13 (0.12%) SAP ERP
11 12 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
11 12 (0.11%) SAP CO
11 12 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
11 12 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
12 11 (0.099%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 10 (0.090%) Scribe Insight
14 9 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
14 9 (0.081%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 652 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 541 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
3 324 (2.91%) SaaS
4 302 (2.72%) GitHub
5 72 (0.65%) Force.com
6 69 (0.62%) IaaS
7 67 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
8 60 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 53 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 52 (0.47%) Office 365
11 50 (0.45%) PaaS
12 36 (0.32%) iPaaS
13 29 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 29 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 26 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
15 25 (0.22%) npm
16 24 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
17 20 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
18 18 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 17 (0.15%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 163 (1.47%) Internet
2 103 (0.93%) HTTP
3 101 (0.91%) Firewall
3 101 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 78 (0.70%) LDAP
5 55 (0.49%) Intranet
6 38 (0.34%) LAN
6 38 (0.34%) SMS
7 35 (0.31%) SSL
8 34 (0.31%) DNS
8 34 (0.31%) WAN
9 28 (0.25%) Wireless
10 25 (0.22%) Broadband
10 25 (0.22%) VPN
11 22 (0.20%) SAN
12 20 (0.18%) NetScaler
12 20 (0.18%) SMTP
13 19 (0.17%) RFID
13 19 (0.17%) WLAN
14 17 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1786 (16.06%) SQL Server
2 679 (6.11%) Relational Database
3 478 (4.30%) MySQL
4 415 (3.73%) NoSQL
5 357 (3.21%) Big Data
5 357 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 313 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
7 283 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 282 (2.54%) RDBMS
9 247 (2.22%) Hadoop
10 164 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 154 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 154 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
12 138 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
13 137 (1.23%) MongoDB
14 132 (1.19%) Oracle Database
15 116 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
16 113 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 108 (0.97%) Power BI
18 102 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1051 (9.45%) JIRA
2 841 (7.56%) Git (software)
3 681 (6.12%) Selenium
4 537 (4.83%) Subversion
5 535 (4.81%) Jenkins
6 532 (4.78%) Visual Studio
7 483 (4.34%) TeamCity
8 476 (4.28%) Maven
9 371 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 332 (2.99%) JUnit
11 322 (2.90%) Cucumber
12 186 (1.67%) NUnit
13 162 (1.46%) WebDriver
14 143 (1.29%) Jasmine
15 136 (1.22%) Gradle
16 132 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
17 122 (1.10%) Eclipse
18 113 (1.02%) SoapUI
19 107 (0.96%) TestNG
20 102 (0.92%) Protractor
General
1 4280 (38.49%) Finance
2 2412 (21.69%) Banking
3 1962 (17.64%) Investment Banking
4 1843 (16.57%) Retail Banking
5 646 (5.81%) Front Office
6 603 (5.42%) Retail
7 279 (2.51%) Marketing
8 224 (2.01%) Legal
9 216 (1.94%) Advertising
10 206 (1.85%) Telecoms
11 187 (1.68%) Financial Institution
12 171 (1.54%) Manufacturing
13 164 (1.47%) Back Office
14 143 (1.29%) Publishing
15 140 (1.26%) Games
16 112 (1.01%) Electronics
17 81 (0.73%) Law
18 74 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
19 69 (0.62%) Automotive
20 46 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4073 (36.63%) Developer
2 2038 (18.33%) Analyst
3 1489 (13.39%) Business Analyst
4 985 (8.86%) .NET Developer
5 946 (8.51%) Java Developer
6 899 (8.08%) Senior Developer
7 784 (7.05%) C# Developer
8 744 (6.69%) Software Developer
9 720 (6.47%) Architect
10 698 (6.28%) Software Engineer
11 580 (5.22%) Project Manager
12 512 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
13 298 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
14 276 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
15 269 (2.42%) Senior Java Developer
16 264 (2.37%) Tester
17 261 (2.35%) Test Analyst
18 243 (2.19%) Development Manager
19 240 (2.16%) Lead Developer
20 231 (2.08%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2712 (24.39%) .NET
2 1864 (16.76%) HTML
3 1481 (13.32%) CSS
4 1101 (9.90%) ASP.NET
5 1091 (9.81%) AngularJS
6 948 (8.53%) Web Services
7 833 (7.49%) Spring
8 800 (7.19%) XML
9 780 (7.01%) jQuery
10 679 (6.11%) REST
11 651 (5.85%) HTML5
12 605 (5.44%) .NET Framework
13 604 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
14 504 (4.53%) RESTful
15 502 (4.51%) Hibernate
16 500 (4.50%) SOAP
17 428 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
17 428 (3.85%) WCF
18 423 (3.80%) Node.js
19 325 (2.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2106 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1149 (10.33%) Computer Science
3 476 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
4 473 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 462 (4.15%) User Experience
6 414 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
7 382 (3.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 292 (2.63%) Derivative
9 267 (2.40%) Mobile App
10 264 (2.37%) Equities
11 213 (1.92%) Fixed Income
12 192 (1.73%) Credit Risk
13 174 (1.56%) Fintech
14 156 (1.40%) Algorithms
15 133 (1.20%) Virtual Team
16 119 (1.07%) Data Structures
17 117 (1.05%) Reference Data
18 108 (0.97%) Market Risk
19 107 (0.96%) Social Network
20 106 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 971 (8.73%) Linux
2 818 (7.36%) Windows
3 541 (4.87%) Unix
4 194 (1.74%) Android
5 155 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 108 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 83 (0.75%) Solaris
8 80 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (0.27%) CentOS
12 27 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 24 (0.22%) CoreOS
13 24 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
13 24 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 24 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 23 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 19 (0.17%) Windows 10
15 19 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
16 12 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5972 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2103 (18.91%) Scrum
3 1914 (17.21%) Wealth Management
4 1912 (17.19%) Asset Management
5 1813 (16.30%) Project Management
6 1682 (15.13%) Software Engineering
7 1425 (12.81%) Test Automation
8 1418 (12.75%) TDD
9 1383 (12.44%) MVC
10 1355 (12.19%) OO
11 1175 (10.57%) Business Analysis
12 1026 (9.23%) BDD
13 978 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
14 970 (8.72%) Waterfall
15 903 (8.12%) Mentoring
16 870 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
17 834 (7.50%) DevOps
18 642 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
19 616 (5.54%) User Acceptance Testing
20 588 (5.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3198 (28.76%) Java
2 3068 (27.59%) SQL
3 2772 (24.93%) C#
4 2450 (22.03%) JavaScript
5 867 (7.80%) C++
6 854 (7.68%) Python
7 483 (4.34%) PHP
8 451 (4.06%) T-SQL
9 404 (3.63%) C
10 311 (2.80%) Ruby
11 281 (2.53%) PL/SQL
12 270 (2.43%) Shell Script
13 207 (1.86%) PowerShell
14 202 (1.82%) R
15 169 (1.52%) VB.NET
16 168 (1.51%) Perl
17 159 (1.43%) Bash Shell
18 152 (1.37%) VB
19 127 (1.14%) Scala
20 75 (0.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1953 (17.56%) Degree
2 663 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 333 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 307 (2.76%) ISEB
5 225 (2.02%) ISTQB
6 140 (1.26%) SC Cleared
7 124 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 99 (0.89%) CISSP
9 90 (0.81%) Master's Degree
10 88 (0.79%) PMP
11 87 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 69 (0.62%) CISM
13 59 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
14 54 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 52 (0.47%) CBAP
16 45 (0.40%) DV Cleared
17 42 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
18 40 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 37 (0.33%) Sun Certification
20 32 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1184 (10.65%) QA
2 93 (0.84%) Basel III
3 84 (0.76%) PMO
4 73 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 68 (0.61%) MiFID
6 67 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 52 (0.47%) SLA
8 51 (0.46%) EMIR
8 51 (0.46%) GDPR
9 45 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 44 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
11 29 (0.26%) GCP
12 18 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 17 (0.15%) IFRS
14 16 (0.14%) ISO 9001
15 15 (0.13%) GxP
16 13 (0.12%) COBIT
16 13 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 12 (0.11%) IFRS 9
18 10 (0.090%) MISRA
System Software
1 336 (3.02%) Docker
2 128 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 52 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.16%) Firmware
6 10 (0.090%) vCloud
6 10 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.072%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.063%) Dovecot
9 6 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.054%) HDFS
9 6 (0.054%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.045%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.036%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.036%) vSphere
12 3 (0.027%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.018%) KVM
13 2 (0.018%) Xen
13 2 (0.018%) XenServer
14 1 (0.009%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 222 (2.00%) Puppet
2 187 (1.68%) Ansible
3 146 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 100 (0.90%) Kubernetes
5 91 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
6 32 (0.29%) Terraform
7 23 (0.21%) Nagios
8 15 (0.13%) rkt
9 14 (0.13%) Graphite
10 13 (0.12%) Mesos
11 12 (0.11%) Juju
11 12 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.081%) Nessus
12 9 (0.081%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.072%) Kibana
14 6 (0.054%) Core Impact
14 6 (0.054%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (0.054%) Packer
14 6 (0.054%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.045%) logstash
Vendors
1 1562 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 1262 (11.35%) Oracle
3 345 (3.10%) SAP
4 190 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
5 167 (1.50%) Google
6 115 (1.03%) IBM
7 103 (0.93%) Red Hat
8 92 (0.83%) Sybase
9 81 (0.73%) HP
10 77 (0.69%) Sitecore
11 75 (0.67%) Xamarin
12 73 (0.66%) Sun
13 71 (0.64%) VMware
14 67 (0.60%) Informatica
15 65 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
16 61 (0.55%) hybris
17 58 (0.52%) Cognizant
18 55 (0.49%) Murex
19 51 (0.46%) Atlassian
20 47 (0.42%) ION Trading