Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 46 48
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 5,203 7,872 9,453
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.52% 5.28% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.91% 5.73% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4,289 6,629 7,750
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +1.52%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £79,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 105,988 137,424 163,586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.04% 92.21% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 84,055 108,077 132,865
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 9 April 2020.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the UK

SDLC
Top 18 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 9 April 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 -11 4,798 £55,000 - 484
UK excluding London -13 3,031 £50,000 +5.26% 345
London -11 2,063 £67,000 +3.08% 176
South East -4 946 £50,000 -4.76% 97
North of England -7 747 £48,500 +12.79% 81
Midlands -8 452 £45,000 -10.00% 47
North West -10 396 £50,000 +11.11% 40
South West -16 316 £45,000 - 44
Yorkshire +2 299 £50,000 +16.96% 26
West Midlands -6 282 £45,000 -10.00% 31
Work from Home -25 279 £52,500 -7.08% 31
East of England -9 255 £56,250 +12.50% 39
Scotland -13 224 £50,000 - 23
East Midlands +16 164 £46,000 -10.24% 16
Wales -26 74 £42,000 -1.18% 12
North East +27 52 £46,500 +9.41% 15
Northern Ireland -23 14 £45,000 +16.13% 3
Channel Islands - 6 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 3,017 (57.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,396 (26.83%) SQL
3 1,379 (26.50%) C#
4 1,218 (23.41%) .NET
5 1,178 (22.64%) Finance
6 1,158 (22.26%) JavaScript
7 1,019 (19.58%) Java
8 1,010 (19.41%) Scrum
9 958 (18.41%) Software Engineering
10 952 (18.30%) Azure
11 941 (18.09%) DevOps
12 874 (16.80%) Test Automation
13 777 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
14 748 (14.38%) SQL Server
14 748 (14.38%) Degree
15 719 (13.82%) Microsoft
16 710 (13.65%) HTML
17 691 (13.28%) AWS
18 675 (12.97%) CSS
19 654 (12.57%) Python
20 628 (12.07%) QA
21 620 (11.92%) TDD
22 603 (11.59%) Project Management
23 599 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
24 556 (10.69%) JIRA
25 509 (9.78%) AngularJS
26 499 (9.59%) Git (software)
27 498 (9.57%) Linux
28 476 (9.15%) MVC
29 473 (9.09%) OO

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
1 266 (5.11%) Confluence
2 104 (2.00%) IIS
3 84 (1.61%) CMS
4 78 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 71 (1.36%) Apache
6 62 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
7 51 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 47 (0.90%) Apache Spark
9 27 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
10 24 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 23 (0.44%) EPiServer
11 23 (0.44%) JBoss
12 22 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
13 19 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 18 (0.35%) WordPress
15 17 (0.33%) SAS
15 17 (0.33%) WebSphere
16 15 (0.29%) Apache Solr
16 15 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
17 14 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 110 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 72 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 67 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
5 37 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.17%) Sketch
8 8 (0.15%) Chatbot
8 8 (0.15%) InVision
8 8 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.12%) Zeplin
10 5 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.077%) Abaqus
11 4 (0.077%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.058%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.038%) Figma
14 1 (0.019%) MadCap Flare
14 1 (0.019%) NUKE
14 1 (0.019%) Snagit
14 1 (0.019%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 35 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.63%) Magento
3 32 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 26 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 24 (0.46%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 11 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 10 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
9 9 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
10 7 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
11 6 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.12%) Primavera
11 6 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
12 5 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
12 5 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 952 (18.30%) Azure
2 691 (13.28%) AWS
3 256 (4.92%) SaaS
4 152 (2.92%) PaaS
5 141 (2.71%) GCP
6 132 (2.54%) Serverless
7 91 (1.75%) Power Platform
8 86 (1.65%) GitHub
9 60 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
9 60 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
10 59 (1.13%) Office 365
11 52 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 50 (0.96%) IaaS
13 43 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
14 38 (0.73%) npm
15 37 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
16 26 (0.50%) Amazon S3
17 23 (0.44%) Amazon EKS
17 23 (0.44%) BrowserStack
18 20 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 100 (1.92%) Firewall
2 92 (1.77%) Internet
3 64 (1.23%) HTTP
4 45 (0.86%) TCP/IP
5 32 (0.62%) DNS
6 26 (0.50%) Network Security
6 26 (0.50%) SSL
7 24 (0.46%) Intranet
8 21 (0.40%) Wireless
9 20 (0.38%) WAN
10 19 (0.37%) Tactical Data Link
11 16 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
12 15 (0.29%) SMTP
13 13 (0.25%) Wireshark
14 12 (0.23%) X.509
15 10 (0.19%) 3GPP
15 10 (0.19%) VLAN
16 9 (0.17%) AMQP
16 9 (0.17%) LAN
16 9 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 748 (14.38%) SQL Server
2 252 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 209 (4.02%) MySQL
4 180 (3.46%) NoSQL
5 143 (2.75%) Big Data
6 127 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 117 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 112 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 111 (2.13%) MongoDB
10 110 (2.11%) RDBMS
11 86 (1.65%) Power BI
12 79 (1.52%) Oracle Database
13 71 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
14 67 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
15 60 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
16 59 (1.13%) Hadoop
17 54 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 51 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
19 43 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
20 36 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 556 (10.69%) JIRA
2 499 (9.59%) Git (software)
3 358 (6.88%) Selenium
4 330 (6.34%) Jenkins
5 202 (3.88%) Visual Studio
6 186 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 133 (2.56%) Cucumber
8 119 (2.29%) Subversion
9 106 (2.04%) SpecFlow
10 102 (1.96%) Maven
11 100 (1.92%) SoapUI
12 91 (1.75%) Eclipse
13 89 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
14 83 (1.60%) Postman
15 69 (1.33%) NUnit
16 68 (1.31%) WebDriver
17 65 (1.25%) TeamCity
18 63 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 62 (1.19%) HP UFT
20 60 (1.15%) JMeter
General
1 1,178 (22.64%) Finance
2 342 (6.57%) Banking
3 273 (5.25%) Retail
4 155 (2.98%) Marketing
5 129 (2.48%) Public Sector
6 93 (1.79%) Aerospace
7 78 (1.50%) Legal
8 76 (1.46%) Games
9 74 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 73 (1.40%) Military
11 60 (1.15%) Front Office
11 60 (1.15%) Telecoms
12 59 (1.13%) Advertising
12 59 (1.13%) Manufacturing
13 38 (0.73%) Investment Banking
14 37 (0.71%) Law
15 35 (0.67%) Electronics
16 33 (0.63%) Back Office
17 31 (0.60%) Automotive
18 30 (0.58%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,619 (31.12%) Developer
2 763 (14.66%) Analyst
3 479 (9.21%) Software Engineer
4 439 (8.44%) .NET Developer
5 413 (7.94%) Senior Developer
6 406 (7.80%) Business Analyst
7 335 (6.44%) Architect
8 284 (5.46%) C# Developer
9 281 (5.40%) Software Developer
10 275 (5.29%) Project Manager
11 264 (5.07%) Java Developer
12 178 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
13 171 (3.29%) Consultant
14 168 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
15 143 (2.75%) Tester
16 113 (2.17%) Full Stack Developer
16 113 (2.17%) Senior Software Engineer
17 111 (2.13%) Junior
17 111 (2.13%) Senior .NET Developer
18 107 (2.06%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,218 (23.41%) .NET
2 710 (13.65%) HTML
3 675 (12.97%) CSS
4 509 (9.78%) AngularJS
5 464 (8.92%) ASP.NET
6 424 (8.15%) Web Services
7 341 (6.55%) React
8 324 (6.23%) jQuery
9 320 (6.15%) .NET Framework
10 319 (6.13%) REST
11 312 (6.00%) Node.js
12 292 (5.61%) .NET Core
13 248 (4.77%) XML
14 247 (4.75%) RESTful
15 225 (4.32%) Spring
16 206 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
17 193 (3.71%) HTML5
18 190 (3.65%) ASP.NET Web API
19 186 (3.57%) JSON
20 185 (3.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 599 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 247 (4.75%) Greenfield Project
3 220 (4.23%) User Experience
4 211 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
5 171 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 156 (3.00%) Algorithms
7 148 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
8 134 (2.58%) Mobile App
9 84 (1.61%) Virtual Team
10 82 (1.58%) Public Cloud
11 58 (1.11%) Cloud Native
11 58 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 51 (0.98%) Reinsurance
13 46 (0.88%) Client/Server
14 44 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 38 (0.73%) Social Network
16 36 (0.69%) Hedge funds
17 32 (0.62%) Blog
17 32 (0.62%) Mainframe
18 31 (0.60%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 498 (9.57%) Linux
2 394 (7.57%) Windows
3 160 (3.08%) Unix
4 88 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 82 (1.58%) Android
6 52 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 26 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.35%) CentOS
8 18 (0.35%) Kali Linux
9 16 (0.31%) Windows 10
10 15 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.23%) Fedora
11 12 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 10 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (0.17%) AIX
14 7 (0.13%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.096%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.096%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.096%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,017 (57.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,010 (19.41%) Scrum
3 958 (18.41%) Software Engineering
4 941 (18.09%) DevOps
5 874 (16.80%) Test Automation
6 777 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
7 620 (11.92%) TDD
8 603 (11.59%) Project Management
9 476 (9.15%) MVC
10 473 (9.09%) OO
11 468 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
12 426 (8.19%) Microservices
13 422 (8.11%) Computer Science
14 416 (8.00%) Mentoring
15 409 (7.86%) Requirements Gathering
16 399 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
17 380 (7.30%) Waterfall
18 352 (6.77%) BDD
19 316 (6.07%) Kanban
20 305 (5.86%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,396 (26.83%) SQL
2 1,379 (26.50%) C#
3 1,158 (22.26%) JavaScript
4 1,019 (19.58%) Java
5 654 (12.57%) Python
6 308 (5.92%) C++
7 257 (4.94%) C
8 194 (3.73%) T-SQL
9 168 (3.23%) TypeScript
10 167 (3.21%) PowerShell
11 164 (3.15%) PHP
12 137 (2.63%) Bash Shell
13 125 (2.40%) Java 8
14 101 (1.94%) Go
15 95 (1.83%) PL/SQL
16 84 (1.61%) Ruby
17 82 (1.58%) Scala
18 57 (1.10%) VB.NET
19 48 (0.92%) VB
20 47 (0.90%) ES6
Qualifications
1 748 (14.38%) Degree
2 180 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 174 (3.34%) Security Cleared
4 147 (2.83%) ISTQB
5 112 (2.15%) ISEB
6 99 (1.90%) SC Cleared
7 79 (1.52%) PhD
8 70 (1.35%) CISSP
9 47 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 43 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 42 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
12 39 (0.75%) PMI Certification
13 37 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 36 (0.69%) SANS
15 35 (0.67%) Master's Degree
16 31 (0.60%) SAFe Agilist
17 29 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
18 28 (0.54%) PMP
19 27 (0.52%) CSSLP
20 23 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 628 (12.07%) QA
2 89 (1.71%) GDPR
3 76 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (1.23%) SLA
5 62 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 60 (1.15%) PMO
7 49 (0.94%) Data Quality
8 36 (0.69%) NIST
9 23 (0.44%) COBIT
10 13 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 12 (0.23%) GxP
12 11 (0.21%) Solvency II
13 10 (0.19%) ISO 9001
13 10 (0.19%) PMBOK
14 9 (0.17%) EMIR
15 6 (0.12%) JSP 440
16 5 (0.096%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 5 (0.096%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 5 (0.096%) MiFID
17 4 (0.077%) GAMP
System Software
1 418 (8.03%) Docker
2 44 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.27%) VirtualBox
5 13 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.23%) NFS
6 12 (0.23%) Samba
6 12 (0.23%) Xen
7 5 (0.096%) HDFS
8 4 (0.077%) vSphere
9 3 (0.058%) Firmware
10 2 (0.038%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.038%) LXC
11 1 (0.019%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.019%) Snort
11 1 (0.019%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.019%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.019%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 303 (5.82%) Kubernetes
2 233 (4.48%) Ansible
3 164 (3.15%) Terraform
4 154 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
5 146 (2.81%) Puppet
6 28 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
7 23 (0.44%) HP ALM
8 20 (0.38%) Istio
8 20 (0.38%) Nagios
8 20 (0.38%) Nessus
9 17 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
10 13 (0.25%) Nmap
10 13 (0.25%) vCenter Server
10 13 (0.25%) ZABBIX
11 12 (0.23%) OpenNMS
12 10 (0.19%) Grafana
12 10 (0.19%) Packer
13 9 (0.17%) Rancher
13 9 (0.17%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 719 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 436 (8.38%) Oracle
3 147 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
4 127 (2.44%) IBM
5 99 (1.90%) Google
6 96 (1.85%) SAP
7 68 (1.31%) Informatica
8 65 (1.25%) Atlassian
9 61 (1.17%) WorldPay
10 53 (1.02%) FIS
11 47 (0.90%) HP
12 39 (0.75%) VMware
13 37 (0.71%) Adobe
13 37 (0.71%) Tableau
14 33 (0.63%) Splunk
15 31 (0.60%) Red Hat
16 29 (0.56%) Dell
16 29 (0.56%) Sitecore
16 29 (0.56%) Xamarin
17 27 (0.52%) MuleSoft