Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 77 49
Rank change year-on-year +20 -28 0
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 5,996 1,951 7,066
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.95% 3.97% 5.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.27% 4.26% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,926 1,577 5,498
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £53,625
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +7.23% +2.14%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 113,815 45,798 130,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.02% 93.24% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 75,990 37,717 104,073
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021. 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 +16 5,289 £60,000 - 779
UK excluding London +19 3,000 £50,000 - 473
London +17 2,541 £75,000 - 357
Work from Home -7 1,114 £60,000 - 153
South East +34 826 £50,000 -9.09% 124
North of England -18 611 £47,500 -5.00% 110
Midlands +26 526 £50,000 -1.96% 86
West Midlands +28 412 £50,000 -4.76% 55
South West +16 377 £47,538 +15.24% 54
North West -16 351 £47,500 -5.00% 73
East of England +21 303 £55,000 -8.33% 41
Scotland -5 256 £52,500 - 48
Yorkshire -20 225 £47,500 -5.00% 28
East Midlands -14 110 £47,500 +5.56% 30
Northern Ireland -2 59 £45,000 +24.14% 5
Wales -9 57 £51,000 +51.32% 6
North East -30 39 £52,500 +28.05% 9

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 3,679 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1,885 (31.44%) Social Skills
3 1,705 (28.44%) JavaScript
4 1,627 (27.13%) Finance
5 1,576 (26.28%) SQL
6 1,555 (25.93%) C#
7 1,497 (24.97%) Azure
8 1,355 (22.60%) .NET
9 1,306 (21.78%) DevOps
10 1,290 (21.51%) AWS
11 1,286 (21.45%) Software Engineering
12 1,240 (20.68%) Java
13 1,214 (20.25%) Scrum
14 980 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
15 908 (15.14%) Python
16 893 (14.89%) Test Automation
17 887 (14.79%) Microsoft
18 866 (14.44%) TDD
19 864 (14.41%) React
20 815 (13.59%) Degree
21 807 (13.46%) Docker
22 751 (12.53%) SQL Server
23 741 (12.36%) JIRA
24 715 (11.92%) CSS
25 711 (11.86%) Git (software)
26 697 (11.62%) QA
27 695 (11.59%) HTML
27 695 (11.59%) AngularJS
28 659 (10.99%) Microservices
28 659 (10.99%) Project Management

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
1 295 (4.92%) Confluence
2 96 (1.60%) CMS
3 92 (1.53%) SharePoint
4 79 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 66 (1.10%) Apache
6 65 (1.08%) Apache Spark
7 46 (0.77%) IIS
8 32 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 25 (0.42%) Umbraco
10 24 (0.40%) SAS
11 18 (0.30%) WordPress
12 16 (0.27%) Mule
13 15 (0.25%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.23%) JBoss
14 14 (0.23%) LiveCycle
15 11 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.18%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.17%) ArcGIS
16 10 (0.17%) Drupal
16 10 (0.17%) Kentico
Applications
1 133 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 113 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 54 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 42 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.13%) EngageOne
6 8 (0.13%) Sketch
7 7 (0.12%) Simulink
8 5 (0.083%) InVision
9 4 (0.067%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.050%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.050%) Siemens NX
10 3 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.033%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.033%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.033%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.033%) MadCap Flare
11 2 (0.033%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 46 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.45%) NetSuite
3 21 (0.35%) Magento
4 20 (0.33%) MetaTrader
5 16 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
6 14 (0.23%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 14 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (0.23%) R3 Corda
7 13 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
8 12 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
8 12 (0.20%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 11 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (0.18%) Shopify
10 10 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
10 10 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
11 9 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
12 8 (0.13%) Elite 3E
12 8 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
13 6 (0.10%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1,497 (24.97%) Azure
2 1,290 (21.51%) AWS
3 445 (7.42%) GCP
4 308 (5.14%) SaaS
5 306 (5.10%) Serverless
6 208 (3.47%) GitHub
7 192 (3.20%) Power Platform
8 137 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
9 103 (1.72%) PaaS
10 91 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 91 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
11 77 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
12 71 (1.18%) Microsoft 365
13 58 (0.97%) IaaS
14 52 (0.87%) npm
15 49 (0.82%) PowerApps
16 47 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
17 46 (0.77%) Amazon EKS
18 45 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
18 45 (0.75%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 164 (2.74%) HTTP
2 76 (1.27%) Broadband
3 73 (1.22%) Firewall
4 47 (0.78%) VPN
5 43 (0.72%) IPv4
6 40 (0.67%) DNS
6 40 (0.67%) Internet
7 35 (0.58%) OSPF
7 35 (0.58%) VLAN
8 31 (0.52%) Network Security
9 17 (0.28%) 5G
9 17 (0.28%) MQTT
9 17 (0.28%) Software-Defined Radio
9 17 (0.28%) TCP/IP
10 16 (0.27%) FTP
10 16 (0.27%) SSL
11 15 (0.25%) 4G
12 13 (0.22%) Ethernet
12 13 (0.22%) Skype
13 11 (0.18%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 751 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 388 (6.47%) Relational Database
3 317 (5.29%) NoSQL
4 241 (4.02%) MySQL
5 229 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
6 171 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
7 157 (2.62%) Power BI
8 154 (2.57%) Big Data
9 123 (2.05%) MongoDB
10 119 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 92 (1.53%) Redis
12 90 (1.50%) Data Lake
13 89 (1.48%) RDBMS
14 82 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 72 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
16 68 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 65 (1.08%) Oracle Database
18 55 (0.92%) Tableau
19 45 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 43 (0.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 741 (12.36%) JIRA
2 711 (11.86%) Git (software)
3 424 (7.07%) Jenkins
4 282 (4.70%) Selenium
5 183 (3.05%) TeamCity
6 156 (2.60%) Visual Studio
7 136 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
8 131 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 123 (2.05%) GitLab
10 120 (2.00%) NUnit
11 111 (1.85%) Maven
12 104 (1.73%) Cucumber
13 99 (1.65%) Bitbucket
14 84 (1.40%) Cypress.io
15 80 (1.33%) SpecFlow
16 69 (1.15%) Postman
16 69 (1.15%) webpack
17 64 (1.07%) git-flow
17 64 (1.07%) JMeter
18 58 (0.97%) JUnit
General
1 1,885 (31.44%) Social Skills
2 1,627 (27.13%) Finance
3 598 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
4 337 (5.62%) Banking
5 231 (3.85%) Retail
6 194 (3.24%) Marketing
7 168 (2.80%) Games
8 166 (2.77%) Organisational Skills
9 146 (2.43%) Influencing Skills
10 134 (2.23%) Presentation Skills
11 123 (2.05%) Public Sector
12 121 (2.02%) Law
13 119 (1.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 116 (1.93%) Advertising
15 112 (1.87%) Front Office
16 105 (1.75%) Electronics
17 101 (1.68%) Telecoms
18 97 (1.62%) Manufacturing
19 95 (1.58%) Investment Banking
20 94 (1.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2,010 (33.52%) Developer
2 657 (10.96%) Software Engineer
3 624 (10.41%) Analyst
4 507 (8.46%) Senior Developer
5 380 (6.34%) Software Developer
6 365 (6.09%) Architect
7 358 (5.97%) Business Analyst
8 300 (5.00%) .NET Developer
9 289 (4.82%) Java Developer
10 287 (4.79%) Project Manager
11 257 (4.29%) C# Developer
12 240 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
13 232 (3.87%) Full Stack Developer
14 214 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
15 163 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
16 153 (2.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 133 (2.22%) Senior DevOps
18 130 (2.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 124 (2.07%) C# .NET Developer
20 119 (1.98%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,355 (22.60%) .NET
2 864 (14.41%) React
3 715 (11.92%) CSS
4 695 (11.59%) AngularJS
4 695 (11.59%) HTML
5 571 (9.52%) Node.js
6 548 (9.14%) REST
7 500 (8.34%) .NET Core
8 499 (8.32%) Web Services
9 385 (6.42%) RESTful
10 379 (6.32%) ASP.NET
11 349 (5.82%) .NET Framework
12 342 (5.70%) Spring
13 278 (4.64%) jQuery
14 249 (4.15%) XML
15 216 (3.60%) HTML5
16 182 (3.04%) Vue.js
17 181 (3.02%) JSON
17 181 (3.02%) Kafka
18 179 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 433 (7.22%) User Experience
2 314 (5.24%) Mobile App
3 221 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
4 204 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 203 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
6 158 (2.64%) Algorithms
7 148 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
8 142 (2.37%) Virtual Team
9 127 (2.12%) Cloud Native
10 126 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 112 (1.87%) Data Structures
12 103 (1.72%) Equities
13 94 (1.57%) Hedge funds
14 75 (1.25%) Public Cloud
15 71 (1.18%) Derivative
16 67 (1.12%) Fixed Income
17 64 (1.07%) Reinsurance
18 53 (0.88%) Life Science
19 50 (0.83%) Legacy Systems
20 49 (0.82%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 578 (9.64%) Linux
2 369 (6.15%) Windows
3 196 (3.27%) Unix
4 172 (2.87%) Android
5 158 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 59 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 25 (0.42%) CentOS
7 25 (0.42%) Ubuntu
8 23 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (0.28%) zOS
10 8 (0.13%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.13%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.10%) VMS
12 5 (0.083%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.083%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.067%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.050%) Solaris
15 2 (0.033%) AIX
15 2 (0.033%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.033%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,679 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1,306 (21.78%) DevOps
3 1,286 (21.45%) Software Engineering
4 1,214 (20.25%) Scrum
5 980 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
6 893 (14.89%) Test Automation
7 866 (14.44%) TDD
8 659 (10.99%) Microservices
8 659 (10.99%) Project Management
9 640 (10.67%) Computer Science
10 632 (10.54%) Mentoring
11 624 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
12 613 (10.22%) Full Stack Development
13 547 (9.12%) Software Testing
14 522 (8.71%) Continuous Improvement
15 427 (7.12%) BDD
16 413 (6.89%) Analytics
17 398 (6.64%) Fintech
18 394 (6.57%) Waterfall
19 382 (6.37%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,705 (28.44%) JavaScript
2 1,576 (26.28%) SQL
3 1,555 (25.93%) C#
4 1,240 (20.68%) Java
5 908 (15.14%) Python
6 515 (8.59%) TypeScript
7 299 (4.99%) C++
8 238 (3.97%) C
8 238 (3.97%) PHP
9 198 (3.30%) PowerShell
10 139 (2.32%) T-SQL
11 138 (2.30%) Kotlin
12 135 (2.25%) Bash Shell
13 120 (2.00%) Scala
14 118 (1.97%) Ruby
15 110 (1.83%) R
16 102 (1.70%) VB.NET
17 89 (1.48%) Apple Swift
18 88 (1.47%) Java 8
19 86 (1.43%) Go
Qualifications
1 815 (13.59%) Degree
2 263 (4.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 260 (4.34%) Security Cleared
4 231 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 117 (1.95%) ISTQB
6 102 (1.70%) ISEB
7 93 (1.55%) Master's Degree
8 60 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 51 (0.85%) CISSP
10 37 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 36 (0.60%) PMI Certification
12 35 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
13 34 (0.57%) AWS Certification
14 32 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
15 30 (0.50%) PMP
16 23 (0.38%) CISM
17 21 (0.35%) PhD
17 21 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
18 19 (0.32%) CEH
18 19 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 697 (11.62%) QA
2 97 (1.62%) Data Quality
3 65 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 60 (1.00%) Accessibility
5 58 (0.97%) GDPR
6 38 (0.63%) SLA
7 33 (0.55%) PMO
8 30 (0.50%) NIST
9 29 (0.48%) PCI DSS
10 17 (0.28%) CDISC
10 17 (0.28%) Good Clinical Practice
11 16 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 16 (0.27%) GRC
11 16 (0.27%) NCSC
12 15 (0.25%) ISO 13485
13 14 (0.23%) IEC 62304
13 14 (0.23%) ISO 9001
13 14 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 14 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 10 (0.17%) HIPAA
System Software
1 807 (13.46%) Docker
2 65 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (0.93%) Firmware
4 41 (0.68%) Active Directory
5 35 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.083%) HDFS
8 5 (0.083%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.083%) LXC
9 3 (0.050%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.050%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.050%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.033%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.033%) iptables
10 2 (0.033%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.017%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.017%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.017%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.017%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 590 (9.84%) Kubernetes
2 349 (5.82%) Terraform
3 264 (4.40%) Ansible
4 83 (1.38%) Puppet
5 55 (0.92%) Grafana
6 53 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
7 48 (0.80%) Prometheus
8 28 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
9 26 (0.43%) Kibana
10 24 (0.40%) logstash
11 17 (0.28%) Opsgenie
12 16 (0.27%) HAProxy
12 16 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (0.27%) ZABBIX
13 15 (0.25%) Pingdom
14 13 (0.22%) HP Fortify
15 12 (0.20%) MIIS
16 11 (0.18%) Nagios
16 11 (0.18%) Rancher
17 10 (0.17%) Consul
Vendors
1 887 (14.79%) Microsoft
2 344 (5.74%) Oracle
3 264 (4.40%) Google
4 231 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
5 96 (1.60%) Samsung
5 96 (1.60%) SAP
6 74 (1.23%) VMware
7 66 (1.10%) ServiceNow
8 65 (1.08%) IBM
9 58 (0.97%) Atlassian
9 58 (0.97%) OutSystems
10 51 (0.85%) Databricks
11 43 (0.72%) Instagram
12 40 (0.67%) EMC
13 38 (0.63%) Talend
14 37 (0.62%) Informatica
15 33 (0.55%) Splunk
16 32 (0.53%) Adobe
17 29 (0.48%) New Relic
18 28 (0.47%) Xamarin