Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 48 51
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 +1
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 9,828 9,415 10,597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.63% 5.35% 5.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.27% 5.98% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 7,235 7,969 8,722
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +7.23%

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 156,865 157,457 184,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.85% 89.53% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 126,280 130,141 152,691
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,533 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.02% +2.17% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 +6 9,060 £50,000 - 1,269
UK excluding London -2 5,913 £45,000 - 929
London +2 3,792 £61,500 +2.50% 432
South East +4 1,557 £50,000 +5.26% 236
North of England +2 1,483 £45,000 +5.88% 269
East of England +3 846 £50,000 +5.26% 112
North West -7 810 £45,000 +12.50% 161
Midlands +14 802 £40,000 - 132
South West -7 595 £42,500 - 85
Yorkshire +4 590 £45,000 +5.88% 92
West Midlands +3 510 £40,000 - 76
Scotland +3 460 £47,500 +11.76% 59
East Midlands +17 294 £42,500 - 56
Wales -6 135 £38,500 +6.94% 22
North East +14 83 £45,611 +14.03% 16
Northern Ireland +7 58 £33,250 -5.00% 14
Isle of Man -6 1 £36,500 -15.12%

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 5,563 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 3,288 (33.46%) Finance
3 2,762 (28.10%) SQL
4 2,727 (27.75%) Java
5 2,632 (26.78%) C#
6 2,443 (24.86%) .NET
7 2,383 (24.25%) JavaScript
8 2,018 (20.53%) Scrum
9 1,791 (18.22%) HTML
10 1,728 (17.58%) Degree
11 1,643 (16.72%) SQL Server
12 1,586 (16.14%) Software Engineering
13 1,471 (14.97%) Analytical Skills
14 1,437 (14.62%) Banking
15 1,391 (14.15%) CSS
16 1,389 (14.13%) Test Automation
17 1,373 (13.97%) MVC
18 1,353 (13.77%) Project Management
19 1,315 (13.38%) Microsoft
20 1,294 (13.17%) OO
21 1,280 (13.02%) TDD
22 1,250 (12.72%) QA
23 1,118 (11.38%) AngularJS
24 1,040 (10.58%) ASP.NET
25 1,016 (10.34%) Investment Banking
26 1,011 (10.29%) Computer Science
27 961 (9.78%) Oracle
28 948 (9.65%) Asset Management
29 945 (9.62%) Wealth Management
30 903 (9.19%) Retail Banking

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
1 235 (2.39%) Confluence
2 207 (2.11%) CMS
3 206 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 196 (1.99%) Tomcat
5 153 (1.56%) IIS
6 141 (1.43%) Apache
7 111 (1.13%) JBoss
8 108 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
9 90 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
10 79 (0.80%) WebSphere
11 76 (0.77%) Apache Spark
11 76 (0.77%) Umbraco
12 65 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 48 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
14 41 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
15 39 (0.40%) EPiServer
16 37 (0.38%) WebLogic
17 36 (0.37%) Apache Solr
18 35 (0.36%) Drupal
19 30 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 265 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 219 (2.23%) MS Visio
3 207 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
4 198 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
5 81 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 37 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 19 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.061%) Simulink
10 5 (0.051%) Mingle
11 4 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
11 4 (0.041%) Avid Media Composer
11 4 (0.041%) Stateflow
12 3 (0.031%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.031%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.031%) PaintShop Pro
13 2 (0.020%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.020%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.020%) HipChat
14 1 (0.010%) InVision
Business Applications
1 121 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
3 47 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 28 (0.28%) Actimize
5 24 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 22 (0.22%) Magento
7 15 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 14 (0.14%) Ripple
9 13 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
9 13 (0.13%) SAP CO
9 13 (0.13%) SAP FI
9 13 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
10 12 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
11 11 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
12 10 (0.10%) NetSuite
13 9 (0.092%) Distributed Ledger
13 9 (0.092%) JDE EnterpriseOne
13 9 (0.092%) SAP S/4HANA
14 8 (0.081%) Ripple XRP
14 8 (0.081%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 701 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 591 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
3 315 (3.21%) SaaS
4 204 (2.08%) GitHub
5 78 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 76 (0.77%) IaaS
7 75 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 74 (0.75%) PaaS
9 51 (0.52%) Office 365
10 39 (0.40%) Force.com
11 38 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
12 37 (0.38%) npm
13 36 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 35 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
15 33 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
16 31 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
17 22 (0.22%) iPaaS
18 20 (0.20%) Slack
19 17 (0.17%) Serverless
19 17 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 158 (1.61%) Internet
2 102 (1.04%) HTTP
3 100 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 94 (0.96%) Firewall
5 54 (0.55%) Intranet
6 44 (0.45%) SMS
7 42 (0.43%) SSL
8 38 (0.39%) Broadband
9 36 (0.37%) VPN
10 35 (0.36%) LAN
10 35 (0.36%) WAN
11 32 (0.33%) Wireless
12 31 (0.32%) DNS
13 28 (0.28%) Network Security
14 25 (0.25%) RFID
15 22 (0.22%) SMTP
16 20 (0.20%) DHCP
16 20 (0.20%) SAN
17 17 (0.17%) WLAN
18 16 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,643 (16.72%) SQL Server
2 549 (5.59%) Relational Database
3 515 (5.24%) MySQL
4 478 (4.86%) NoSQL
5 324 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
6 299 (3.04%) Big Data
7 271 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 235 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 218 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
10 201 (2.05%) RDBMS
11 186 (1.89%) Hadoop
12 157 (1.60%) MongoDB
13 136 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 126 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 119 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
16 112 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
17 109 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
18 102 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
19 97 (0.99%) Oracle Database
20 92 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 864 (8.79%) JIRA
2 744 (7.57%) Git (software)
3 698 (7.10%) Selenium
4 468 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 451 (4.59%) Subversion
6 444 (4.52%) Visual Studio
7 392 (3.99%) Maven
8 342 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 332 (3.38%) TeamCity
10 301 (3.06%) Cucumber
11 280 (2.85%) JUnit
12 188 (1.91%) WebDriver
13 135 (1.37%) NUnit
14 130 (1.32%) Jasmine
15 117 (1.19%) Eclipse
16 116 (1.18%) SoapUI
17 108 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
18 105 (1.07%) Gradle
19 91 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 91 (0.93%) Protractor
General
1 3,288 (33.46%) Finance
2 1,437 (14.62%) Banking
3 1,016 (10.34%) Investment Banking
4 903 (9.19%) Retail Banking
5 613 (6.24%) Retail
6 366 (3.72%) Front Office
7 236 (2.40%) Advertising
8 223 (2.27%) Marketing
9 203 (2.07%) Legal
10 181 (1.84%) Manufacturing
11 155 (1.58%) Financial Institution
12 146 (1.49%) Publishing
13 136 (1.38%) Telecoms
14 129 (1.31%) Back Office
14 129 (1.31%) Games
15 90 (0.92%) Law
16 81 (0.82%) Electronics
17 75 (0.76%) Automotive
18 46 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
19 36 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3,691 (37.56%) Developer
2 1,632 (16.61%) Analyst
3 1,117 (11.37%) Business Analyst
4 918 (9.34%) .NET Developer
5 864 (8.79%) Java Developer
6 803 (8.17%) Senior Developer
7 706 (7.18%) C# Developer
8 688 (7.00%) Architect
9 687 (6.99%) Software Developer
10 600 (6.11%) Software Engineer
11 567 (5.77%) Project Manager
12 465 (4.73%) C# .NET Developer
13 269 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
14 264 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
14 264 (2.69%) Test Engineer
15 257 (2.61%) Tester
16 253 (2.57%) Test Analyst
17 250 (2.54%) Senior Java Developer
18 239 (2.43%) Lead Developer
19 223 (2.27%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,443 (24.86%) .NET
2 1,791 (18.22%) HTML
3 1,391 (14.15%) CSS
4 1,118 (11.38%) AngularJS
5 1,040 (10.58%) ASP.NET
6 887 (9.03%) Web Services
7 749 (7.62%) Spring
8 745 (7.58%) jQuery
9 648 (6.59%) XML
10 645 (6.56%) .NET Framework
11 620 (6.31%) HTML5
12 614 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 608 (6.19%) REST
14 535 (5.44%) RESTful
15 484 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web API
16 483 (4.91%) Node.js
17 469 (4.77%) Hibernate
18 457 (4.65%) WCF
19 447 (4.55%) SOAP
20 385 (3.92%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,471 (14.97%) Analytical Skills
2 1,011 (10.29%) Computer Science
3 464 (4.72%) User Experience
4 439 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
5 378 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
6 323 (3.29%) Management Information System
7 280 (2.85%) Mobile App
8 206 (2.10%) Fintech
9 187 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 154 (1.57%) Algorithms
10 154 (1.57%) Equities
11 126 (1.28%) Social Network
12 125 (1.27%) Data Structures
13 120 (1.22%) Derivative
14 108 (1.10%) PMI
15 98 (1.00%) Virtual Team
16 89 (0.91%) Fixed Income
17 76 (0.77%) Credit Risk
18 72 (0.73%) Client/Server
18 72 (0.73%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 842 (8.57%) Linux
2 691 (7.03%) Windows
3 389 (3.96%) Unix
4 169 (1.72%) Android
5 157 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 89 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 59 (0.60%) Solaris
8 54 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (0.33%) Windows 7
12 30 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
13 23 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 23 (0.23%) Windows 10
14 22 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
15 18 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 17 (0.17%) AIX
16 17 (0.17%) CentOS
16 17 (0.17%) CoreOS
17 16 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,563 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 2,018 (20.53%) Scrum
3 1,586 (16.14%) Software Engineering
4 1,389 (14.13%) Test Automation
5 1,373 (13.97%) MVC
6 1,353 (13.77%) Project Management
7 1,294 (13.17%) OO
8 1,280 (13.02%) TDD
9 948 (9.65%) Asset Management
10 945 (9.62%) Wealth Management
11 836 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
12 826 (8.40%) Business Analysis
13 816 (8.30%) Waterfall
14 806 (8.20%) BDD
15 796 (8.10%) Mentoring
16 769 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
17 761 (7.74%) DevOps
18 635 (6.46%) Unit Testing
19 584 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
20 571 (5.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,762 (28.10%) SQL
2 2,727 (27.75%) Java
3 2,632 (26.78%) C#
4 2,383 (24.25%) JavaScript
5 865 (8.80%) Python
6 750 (7.63%) C++
7 578 (5.88%) PHP
8 465 (4.73%) T-SQL
9 358 (3.64%) C
10 307 (3.12%) Ruby
11 213 (2.17%) PL/SQL
12 159 (1.62%) VB.NET
13 155 (1.58%) VB
14 150 (1.53%) PowerShell
15 149 (1.52%) Perl
16 139 (1.41%) Shell Script
17 138 (1.40%) Scala
18 123 (1.25%) Bash Shell
19 108 (1.10%) R
20 98 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,728 (17.58%) Degree
2 571 (5.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 342 (3.48%) Security Cleared
4 274 (2.79%) ISEB
5 249 (2.53%) ISTQB
6 150 (1.53%) SC Cleared
7 133 (1.35%) PMI Certification
8 102 (1.04%) CISSP
9 99 (1.01%) PMP
10 89 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 88 (0.90%) Master's Degree
12 62 (0.63%) CISM
13 51 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
14 43 (0.44%) DV Cleared
15 42 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
15 42 (0.43%) Sun Certification
16 36 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 35 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
18 34 (0.35%) PhD
18 34 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,250 (12.72%) QA
2 93 (0.95%) GDPR
3 89 (0.91%) PMO
4 79 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 64 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 47 (0.48%) SLA
7 37 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 36 (0.37%) MiFID
9 28 (0.28%) Basel III
10 27 (0.27%) GCP
11 26 (0.26%) EMIR
12 21 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
13 20 (0.20%) ISO 9001
14 19 (0.19%) COBIT
15 14 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 12 (0.12%) IFRS
16 12 (0.12%) IFRS 9
16 12 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 10 (0.10%) Web Application Security Consortium
18 9 (0.092%) PSD2
System Software
1 361 (3.67%) Docker
2 103 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 66 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.19%) Firmware
6 17 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.10%) Apache Flume
7 10 (0.10%) vCloud
7 10 (0.10%) VirtualBox
8 9 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.081%) HDFS
10 7 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.041%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.041%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.031%) vSphere
14 2 (0.020%) Dovecot
14 2 (0.020%) KVM
14 2 (0.020%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.010%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 236 (2.40%) Puppet
2 188 (1.91%) Ansible
3 130 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 118 (1.20%) Kubernetes
5 87 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
6 30 (0.31%) Terraform
7 14 (0.14%) Kibana
7 14 (0.14%) Mesos
8 13 (0.13%) Nessus
8 13 (0.13%) Packer
8 13 (0.13%) rkt
9 12 (0.12%) Core Impact
9 12 (0.12%) Nagios
10 11 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (0.081%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.081%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.071%) Graphite
13 6 (0.061%) logstash
13 6 (0.061%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.061%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,315 (13.38%) Microsoft
2 961 (9.78%) Oracle
3 303 (3.08%) SAP
4 186 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
5 162 (1.65%) Google
6 92 (0.94%) IBM
7 91 (0.93%) HP
8 86 (0.88%) VMware
8 86 (0.88%) Xamarin
9 78 (0.79%) Sitecore
10 67 (0.68%) hybris
11 56 (0.57%) Sybase
12 54 (0.55%) Zend
13 53 (0.54%) Atlassian
14 49 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
15 47 (0.48%) Red Hat
16 43 (0.44%) Informatica
17 41 (0.42%) Twitter
18 40 (0.41%) CA Agile Central
19 39 (0.40%) Capita