Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 47 38
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 +12
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 6,699 8,465 10,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.87% 5.18% 6.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.28% 5.64% 6.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5,184 6,527 7,308
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% -

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 126,855 150,020 160,384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.13% 91.80% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 99,757 119,437 126,588
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 14 October 2019.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the UK

SDLC
Top 16 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 14 October 2019. 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 -8 6,018 £55,000 +4.76% 903
UK excluding London 0 4,141 £47,500 -1.04% 730
London -4 2,406 £65,000 - 263
South East -4 1,326 £52,500 +3.96% 177
North of England -11 881 £45,000 - 175
Midlands +18 575 £45,000 - 118
North West -9 523 £44,500 -1.11% 88
South West -9 485 £45,000 - 90
Scotland -3 415 £47,500 -5.00% 64
East of England -5 323 £55,000 +4.76% 80
Yorkshire -23 316 £47,500 +5.56% 74
West Midlands +10 312 £45,000 - 68
East Midlands +16 257 £45,000 +5.88% 49
Wales +28 122 £45,000 +5.88% 22
North East -10 42 £41,852 +4.63% 13
Northern Ireland -5 17 £47,500 +11.76% 3

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 3,858 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,897 (28.32%) SQL
3 1,893 (28.26%) C#
4 1,650 (24.63%) JavaScript
5 1,601 (23.90%) .NET
6 1,554 (23.20%) Java
7 1,366 (20.39%) Finance
8 1,248 (18.63%) Scrum
9 1,229 (18.35%) Software Engineering
10 1,217 (18.17%) Test Automation
11 1,155 (17.24%) DevOps
12 1,090 (16.27%) Azure
13 1,078 (16.09%) Microsoft
14 1,045 (15.60%) HTML
15 1,043 (15.57%) SQL Server
16 1,032 (15.41%) Degree
17 909 (13.57%) QA
18 906 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
19 895 (13.36%) CSS
20 867 (12.94%) AWS
21 781 (11.66%) Python
22 747 (11.15%) AngularJS
23 702 (10.48%) Linux
24 683 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
25 680 (10.15%) MVC
26 678 (10.12%) JIRA
27 668 (9.97%) TDD
27 668 (9.97%) Oracle
28 667 (9.96%) Computer Science
29 653 (9.75%) 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
1 293 (4.37%) Confluence
2 134 (2.00%) IIS
3 117 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 99 (1.48%) Apache Spark
5 74 (1.10%) CMS
6 68 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 68 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 57 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
8 56 (0.84%) Apache
9 49 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 45 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
11 37 (0.55%) JBoss
12 35 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
13 23 (0.34%) WordPress
14 21 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
14 21 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
15 19 (0.28%) Drupal
16 18 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
17 17 (0.25%) SAS
17 17 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 155 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 106 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
4 55 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.060%) FileZilla
9 4 (0.060%) GNU Octave
9 4 (0.060%) Simulink
9 4 (0.060%) SPSS
10 3 (0.045%) Abaqus
10 3 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.045%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.030%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.030%) Maya
11 2 (0.030%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.015%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 61 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 46 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 35 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
5 34 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 22 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
7 20 (0.30%) Magento
7 20 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
8 16 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
9 12 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
10 11 (0.16%) NetSuite
11 10 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
12 8 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
12 8 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
13 7 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
14 6 (0.090%) Remedy AR System
15 5 (0.075%) Maximo
15 5 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 4 (0.060%) Cognos TM1
16 4 (0.060%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,090 (16.27%) Azure
2 867 (12.94%) AWS
3 214 (3.19%) SaaS
4 181 (2.70%) GCP
5 142 (2.12%) Power Platform
6 137 (2.05%) PaaS
7 134 (2.00%) Serverless
8 101 (1.51%) GitHub
9 88 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
10 71 (1.06%) IaaS
11 70 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
12 69 (1.03%) Office 365
13 55 (0.82%) Amazon S3
14 50 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
15 49 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
16 40 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
17 34 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
18 32 (0.48%) Amazon EKS
19 29 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 28 (0.42%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 89 (1.33%) Internet
2 76 (1.13%) HTTP
3 72 (1.07%) Broadband
4 58 (0.87%) Network Security
5 56 (0.84%) Firewall
6 40 (0.60%) RS-232
7 38 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 34 (0.51%) RS-485
9 27 (0.40%) DNS
10 17 (0.25%) SSL
11 15 (0.22%) HTTPS
12 14 (0.21%) Bluetooth
13 13 (0.19%) Intranet
13 13 (0.19%) Skype
14 11 (0.16%) DHCP
14 11 (0.16%) X.509
15 10 (0.15%) LAN
15 10 (0.15%) ZigBee
16 9 (0.13%) WAN
16 9 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,043 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 269 (4.02%) Big Data
3 247 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
4 244 (3.64%) MySQL
4 244 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 213 (3.18%) NoSQL
6 192 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 171 (2.55%) Oracle Database
7 171 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 139 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
9 132 (1.97%) Power BI
10 127 (1.90%) MongoDB
11 113 (1.69%) Hadoop
12 97 (1.45%) RDBMS
12 97 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 68 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
14 65 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
14 65 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
15 61 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
16 59 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 678 (10.12%) JIRA
2 651 (9.72%) Git (software)
3 441 (6.58%) Selenium
4 430 (6.42%) Jenkins
5 321 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 214 (3.19%) Visual Studio
7 199 (2.97%) Cucumber
8 144 (2.15%) Subversion
9 130 (1.94%) Maven
10 124 (1.85%) TeamCity
11 114 (1.70%) SpecFlow
12 112 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
13 109 (1.63%) WebDriver
14 97 (1.45%) SoapUI
15 84 (1.25%) Eclipse
16 74 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 72 (1.07%) HP UFT
17 72 (1.07%) JUnit
18 67 (1.00%) Bitbucket
19 58 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,366 (20.39%) Finance
2 456 (6.81%) Banking
3 244 (3.64%) Retail
4 236 (3.52%) Marketing
5 219 (3.27%) Public Sector
6 124 (1.85%) Front Office
7 94 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 87 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 83 (1.24%) Games
10 82 (1.22%) Legal
11 75 (1.12%) Aerospace
12 69 (1.03%) Electronics
13 66 (0.99%) Advertising
14 62 (0.93%) Military
15 54 (0.81%) Law
16 52 (0.78%) Back Office
17 45 (0.67%) Automotive
18 41 (0.61%) Investment Banking
19 38 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
20 31 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,474 (36.93%) Developer
2 863 (12.88%) Analyst
3 624 (9.31%) .NET Developer
4 552 (8.24%) Software Engineer
5 533 (7.96%) Senior Developer
6 484 (7.22%) C# Developer
7 471 (7.03%) Software Developer
8 456 (6.81%) Business Analyst
9 356 (5.31%) Java Developer
10 326 (4.87%) C# .NET Developer
11 325 (4.85%) Architect
12 284 (4.24%) Project Manager
13 232 (3.46%) Consultant
13 232 (3.46%) Test Engineer
14 190 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
15 171 (2.55%) Senior Software Engineer
16 167 (2.49%) Junior
17 164 (2.45%) Tester
18 161 (2.40%) Test Analyst
19 157 (2.34%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,601 (23.90%) .NET
2 1,045 (15.60%) HTML
3 895 (13.36%) CSS
4 747 (11.15%) AngularJS
5 640 (9.55%) ASP.NET
6 538 (8.03%) Web Services
7 436 (6.51%) React
8 422 (6.30%) jQuery
9 411 (6.14%) Node.js
10 361 (5.39%) REST
11 337 (5.03%) XML
12 333 (4.97%) RESTful
13 326 (4.87%) HTML5
14 324 (4.84%) Spring
15 310 (4.63%) .NET Framework
16 289 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
17 257 (3.84%) .NET Core
18 236 (3.52%) JSON
19 225 (3.36%) SOAP
20 217 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 646 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 338 (5.05%) User Experience
3 329 (4.91%) Greenfield Project
4 295 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
5 230 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 203 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 151 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 121 (1.81%) Algorithms
9 94 (1.40%) Public Cloud
10 83 (1.24%) Hedge funds
11 76 (1.13%) Virtual Team
12 65 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 64 (0.96%) iSeries
14 54 (0.81%) Reinsurance
15 51 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
16 48 (0.72%) Fixed Income
17 46 (0.69%) Robotics
18 43 (0.64%) Social Network
19 41 (0.61%) Cloud Native
20 40 (0.60%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 702 (10.48%) Linux
2 517 (7.72%) Windows
3 282 (4.21%) Unix
4 173 (2.58%) Android
5 154 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 85 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 48 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (0.55%) CentOS
9 35 (0.52%) Ubuntu
10 23 (0.34%) Mac OS
10 23 (0.34%) Windows 10
11 22 (0.33%) SUSE
11 22 (0.33%) Windows 7
12 21 (0.31%) CoreOS
13 20 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.19%) Solaris
17 9 (0.13%) Debian
17 9 (0.13%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,858 (57.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,248 (18.63%) Scrum
3 1,229 (18.35%) Software Engineering
4 1,217 (18.17%) Test Automation
5 1,155 (17.24%) DevOps
6 906 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
7 683 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
8 680 (10.15%) MVC
9 668 (9.97%) TDD
10 667 (9.96%) Computer Science
11 653 (9.75%) Project Management
12 493 (7.36%) OO
13 490 (7.31%) Waterfall
14 478 (7.14%) Mentoring
15 451 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
16 438 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
17 415 (6.19%) BDD
17 415 (6.19%) Microservices
18 373 (5.57%) ITIL
19 360 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,897 (28.32%) SQL
2 1,893 (28.26%) C#
3 1,650 (24.63%) JavaScript
4 1,554 (23.20%) Java
5 781 (11.66%) Python
6 423 (6.31%) C++
7 365 (5.45%) C
8 258 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 251 (3.75%) PowerShell
10 206 (3.08%) PHP
11 198 (2.96%) PL/SQL
12 175 (2.61%) TypeScript
13 164 (2.45%) Ruby
14 162 (2.42%) Bash Shell
15 159 (2.37%) Java 8
16 136 (2.03%) VB.NET
17 113 (1.69%) VB
18 83 (1.24%) Scala
19 82 (1.22%) Go
20 76 (1.13%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,032 (15.41%) Degree
2 296 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 200 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 194 (2.90%) ISTQB
5 147 (2.19%) ISEB
6 137 (2.05%) SC Cleared
7 120 (1.79%) CISSP
8 78 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 66 (0.99%) CISM
10 60 (0.90%) PMI Certification
11 41 (0.61%) Master's Degree
12 40 (0.60%) PMP
13 39 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
14 33 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
15 26 (0.39%) PhD
15 26 (0.39%) SANS
16 25 (0.37%) CISA
16 25 (0.37%) DV Cleared
16 25 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
17 23 (0.34%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 909 (13.57%) QA
2 105 (1.57%) GDPR
3 91 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 74 (1.10%) NIST
5 70 (1.04%) SLA
6 60 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 56 (0.84%) Data Quality
8 40 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 36 (0.54%) PMO
9 36 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.25%) COBIT
11 14 (0.21%) Solvency II
12 13 (0.19%) JSP 440
13 7 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
13 7 (0.10%) GAMP
13 7 (0.10%) GxP
14 6 (0.090%) DO-178B
14 6 (0.090%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 6 (0.090%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 493 (7.36%) Docker
2 60 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 38 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.37%) Firmware
6 11 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.16%) VirtualBox
7 10 (0.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 10 (0.15%) NFS
7 10 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.13%) LXC
8 9 (0.13%) Samba
8 9 (0.13%) Xen
9 8 (0.12%) XenApp
10 7 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (0.10%) HDFS
11 5 (0.075%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.060%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.060%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 316 (4.72%) Kubernetes
2 260 (3.88%) Ansible
3 187 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
4 174 (2.60%) Puppet
5 169 (2.52%) Terraform
6 36 (0.54%) HP ALM
7 35 (0.52%) Nagios
7 35 (0.52%) Prometheus
8 33 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
9 29 (0.43%) Rancher
10 27 (0.40%) Istio
11 26 (0.39%) Graphite
12 24 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
13 23 (0.34%) Kibana
14 21 (0.31%) Automic
15 18 (0.27%) Grafana
16 15 (0.22%) Foglight
16 15 (0.22%) LiteSpeed
16 15 (0.22%) SCOM
17 12 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,078 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 668 (9.97%) Oracle
3 191 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
4 141 (2.10%) IBM
5 121 (1.81%) Google
6 114 (1.70%) Tableau
7 99 (1.48%) AppDynamics
8 89 (1.33%) SAP
9 82 (1.22%) Informatica
9 82 (1.22%) Splunk
10 67 (1.00%) Xamarin
11 60 (0.90%) Atlassian
12 58 (0.87%) HP
13 52 (0.78%) Red Hat
13 52 (0.78%) WorldPay
14 45 (0.67%) VMware
15 42 (0.63%) MuleSoft
16 38 (0.57%) Pega
17 36 (0.54%) CyberArk
18 31 (0.46%) Apple