Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 75 53
Rank change year-on-year +18 -22 +2
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 6,349 2,244 6,472
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.92% 4.03% 4.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.22% 4.34% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4,029 1,796 5,091
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £33,702
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £53,371
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +7.74% +1.66%
75th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £91,250 £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 121,729 51,713 124,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.36% 92.88% 92.59%
Number of salaries quoted 81,314 43,396 99,764
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +20 5,556 £62,500 +4.17% 839
UK excluding London +14 3,045 £50,000 - 556
London +16 2,760 £75,000 - 355
Work from Home +6 1,238 £60,000 - 179
South East +43 943 £55,000 - 132
North of England -12 642 £48,000 +1.05% 139
Midlands -8 477 £50,000 - 91
West Midlands -11 388 £50,000 -1.96% 57
North West -14 346 £48,000 +1.05% 102
East of England +20 307 £53,000 -11.67% 49
South West +18 297 £47,500 +11.11% 67
Scotland -7 283 £52,500 -4.11% 55
Yorkshire +4 257 £47,500 -5.00% 29
East Midlands -23 89 £50,000 +2.56% 34
Northern Ireland -2 63 £45,000 +24.14% 12
Wales -21 49 £55,000 +46.67% 12
North East -22 43 £55,000 +31.74% 8

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 3,859 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,971 (31.04%) Social Skills
3 1,836 (28.92%) JavaScript
4 1,731 (27.26%) Finance
5 1,627 (25.63%) Azure
6 1,562 (24.60%) C#
7 1,553 (24.46%) DevOps
8 1,548 (24.38%) SQL
9 1,514 (23.85%) Software Engineering
10 1,470 (23.15%) Java
11 1,448 (22.81%) AWS
12 1,398 (22.02%) .NET
13 1,167 (18.38%) Scrum
14 1,069 (16.84%) Problem-Solving
15 1,027 (16.18%) Python
16 978 (15.40%) Test Automation
17 972 (15.31%) Microsoft
18 937 (14.76%) React
19 866 (13.64%) Degree
20 857 (13.50%) Mentoring
21 824 (12.98%) TDD
22 805 (12.68%) Docker
23 798 (12.57%) Project Management
24 757 (11.92%) Git (software)
25 755 (11.89%) HTML
26 753 (11.86%) SQL Server
27 749 (11.80%) Microservices
28 729 (11.48%) CSS
29 721 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
30 680 (10.71%) Node.js

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
1 250 (3.94%) Confluence
2 104 (1.64%) CMS
3 100 (1.58%) Apache
4 86 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 78 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 60 (0.95%) Apache Spark
7 48 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
8 46 (0.72%) IIS
9 35 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 28 (0.44%) SAS
11 20 (0.32%) WordPress
12 18 (0.28%) Kentico
13 16 (0.25%) JBoss
13 16 (0.25%) Mule
14 15 (0.24%) nginx
15 14 (0.22%) LiveCycle
16 13 (0.20%) Umbraco
17 12 (0.19%) Apache Pulsar
18 11 (0.17%) ArcGIS
18 11 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 140 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 138 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 68 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
4 65 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 65 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.24%) Sketch
6 7 (0.11%) InVision
6 7 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.095%) EngageOne
8 5 (0.079%) Siemens NX
9 3 (0.047%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.032%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.032%) Zeplin
11 1 (0.016%) Figma
11 1 (0.016%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.016%) MadCap Flare
11 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.016%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 53 (0.83%) NetSuite
2 38 (0.60%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 33 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
5 17 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
5 17 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 16 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
7 14 (0.22%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 14 (0.22%) R3 Corda
8 13 (0.20%) MetaTrader
8 13 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 13 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 12 (0.19%) Shopify
10 10 (0.16%) Magento
11 9 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
11 9 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
12 7 (0.11%) Sentinel
13 6 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1,627 (25.63%) Azure
2 1,448 (22.81%) AWS
3 482 (7.59%) Serverless
4 435 (6.85%) GitHub
5 432 (6.80%) GCP
6 319 (5.02%) SaaS
7 183 (2.88%) Power Platform
8 173 (2.72%) AWS Lambda
9 161 (2.54%) Amazon EKS
10 134 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
11 129 (2.03%) OpenShift
12 127 (2.00%) PaaS
13 100 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
14 99 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
15 93 (1.46%) npm
16 82 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
17 77 (1.21%) Amazon S3
17 77 (1.21%) GitHub Actions
18 76 (1.20%) Azure Service Bus
19 73 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (2.06%) HTTP
2 91 (1.43%) Broadband
3 80 (1.26%) Firewall
4 73 (1.15%) Internet
5 68 (1.07%) Cisco IPT
6 48 (0.76%) Network Security
7 37 (0.58%) VPN
8 36 (0.57%) DNS
9 29 (0.46%) SSL
10 23 (0.36%) TCP/IP
11 21 (0.33%) MQTT
12 20 (0.32%) 5G
13 18 (0.28%) IPv4
14 15 (0.24%) 4G
14 15 (0.24%) Profibus
14 15 (0.24%) VLAN
15 14 (0.22%) ATM
15 14 (0.22%) OSPF
15 14 (0.22%) Wireless
16 12 (0.19%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 753 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 354 (5.58%) Relational Database
3 303 (4.77%) NoSQL
4 239 (3.76%) MySQL
5 238 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
6 193 (3.04%) Big Data
7 192 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
8 190 (2.99%) Data Lake
9 157 (2.47%) Power BI
10 147 (2.32%) MongoDB
11 122 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 116 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 108 (1.70%) RDBMS
14 86 (1.35%) Redis
15 72 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 68 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
17 64 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
18 56 (0.88%) Blockchain
18 56 (0.88%) Tableau
19 54 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 757 (11.92%) Git (software)
2 675 (10.63%) JIRA
3 454 (7.15%) Jenkins
4 261 (4.11%) Selenium
5 185 (2.91%) Visual Studio
6 165 (2.60%) TeamCity
7 139 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 126 (1.98%) webpack
9 115 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
10 110 (1.73%) GitLab
11 107 (1.69%) Maven
12 96 (1.51%) Cypress.io
13 95 (1.50%) NUnit
14 90 (1.42%) Bitbucket
15 88 (1.39%) Cucumber
16 86 (1.35%) Postman
17 69 (1.09%) JMeter
18 64 (1.01%) git-flow
19 56 (0.88%) SpecFlow
20 49 (0.77%) JUnit
General
1 1,971 (31.04%) Social Skills
2 1,731 (27.26%) Finance
3 721 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
4 336 (5.29%) Banking
5 219 (3.45%) Retail
6 192 (3.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 162 (2.55%) Marketing
8 156 (2.46%) Presentation Skills
9 146 (2.30%) Games
9 146 (2.30%) Public Sector
10 137 (2.16%) Organisational Skills
11 136 (2.14%) Legal
12 126 (1.98%) Influencing Skills
13 125 (1.97%) Law
14 119 (1.87%) Manufacturing
15 98 (1.54%) Telecoms
16 91 (1.43%) Front Office
17 80 (1.26%) Retail Banking
18 78 (1.23%) Advertising
19 77 (1.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2,069 (32.59%) Developer
2 756 (11.91%) Software Engineer
3 660 (10.40%) Analyst
4 516 (8.13%) Senior Developer
5 406 (6.39%) Business Analyst
6 381 (6.00%) Software Developer
7 372 (5.86%) Project Manager
8 370 (5.83%) Architect
9 299 (4.71%) .NET Developer
10 259 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
11 256 (4.03%) Java Developer
12 244 (3.84%) C# Developer
13 235 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
14 219 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
15 155 (2.44%) Lead Developer
16 147 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
17 141 (2.22%) Data Engineer
18 137 (2.16%) Senior DevOps
19 136 (2.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 132 (2.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,398 (22.02%) .NET
2 937 (14.76%) React
3 755 (11.89%) HTML
4 729 (11.48%) CSS
5 680 (10.71%) Node.js
6 587 (9.25%) AngularJS
7 506 (7.97%) Web Services
8 489 (7.70%) .NET Core
9 484 (7.62%) REST
10 417 (6.57%) RESTful
11 353 (5.56%) ASP.NET
12 346 (5.45%) .NET Framework
13 340 (5.36%) Spring
14 324 (5.10%) jQuery
15 276 (4.35%) XML
16 236 (3.72%) Vue.js
17 212 (3.34%) HTML5
18 197 (3.10%) Kafka
19 185 (2.91%) ASP.NET Web API
20 173 (2.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 468 (7.37%) User Experience
2 303 (4.77%) Mobile App
3 276 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 244 (3.84%) Cloud Native
5 205 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
6 195 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
6 195 (3.07%) Management Information System
7 166 (2.61%) Algorithms
8 157 (2.47%) Virtual Team
9 141 (2.22%) Data Structures
10 103 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 82 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 68 (1.07%) Equities
13 66 (1.04%) Fixed Income
14 63 (0.99%) Hedge funds
15 62 (0.98%) Life Science
16 52 (0.82%) Mainframe
16 52 (0.82%) Video\Live Streaming
17 46 (0.72%) Derivative
18 45 (0.71%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 488 (7.69%) Linux
2 355 (5.59%) Windows
3 176 (2.77%) Unix
4 175 (2.76%) Android
5 173 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 40 (0.63%) zOS
7 30 (0.47%) Windows Server
8 18 (0.28%) Mac OS
9 17 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 14 (0.22%) Solaris
11 12 (0.19%) CentOS
12 10 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 8 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
15 6 (0.095%) VMS
16 5 (0.079%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.063%) Debian
18 3 (0.047%) Embedded Linux
18 3 (0.047%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 2 (0.032%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,859 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,553 (24.46%) DevOps
3 1,514 (23.85%) Software Engineering
4 1,167 (18.38%) Scrum
5 1,069 (16.84%) Problem-Solving
6 978 (15.40%) Test Automation
7 857 (13.50%) Mentoring
8 824 (12.98%) TDD
9 798 (12.57%) Project Management
10 749 (11.80%) Microservices
11 667 (10.51%) Computer Science
12 656 (10.33%) Full Stack Development
13 601 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 531 (8.36%) Analytics
15 529 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
16 475 (7.48%) Software Testing
17 462 (7.28%) Waterfall
18 437 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
19 436 (6.87%) User Stories
20 434 (6.84%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1,836 (28.92%) JavaScript
2 1,562 (24.60%) C#
3 1,548 (24.38%) SQL
4 1,470 (23.15%) Java
5 1,027 (16.18%) Python
6 535 (8.43%) TypeScript
7 316 (4.98%) C++
8 258 (4.06%) PHP
9 226 (3.56%) PowerShell
10 219 (3.45%) C
11 203 (3.20%) Scala
12 189 (2.98%) Bash Shell
13 174 (2.74%) Kotlin
14 149 (2.35%) Go
14 149 (2.35%) R
15 143 (2.25%) T-SQL
16 120 (1.89%) VB.NET
17 113 (1.78%) Apple Swift
18 98 (1.54%) ES6
19 95 (1.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 866 (13.64%) Degree
2 287 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 255 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 251 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 138 (2.17%) CISSP
6 94 (1.48%) Master's Degree
7 90 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
8 86 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 84 (1.32%) ISTQB
10 76 (1.20%) ISEB
11 56 (0.88%) AWS Certification
12 48 (0.76%) PMI Certification
13 38 (0.60%) PMP
14 36 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 35 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
16 30 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
17 29 (0.46%) DV Cleared
18 28 (0.44%) CISM
19 24 (0.38%) HND
19 24 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 675 (10.63%) QA
2 95 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 90 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 78 (1.23%) GDPR
5 58 (0.91%) PMO
6 48 (0.76%) NIST
7 47 (0.74%) Accessibility
8 36 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 33 (0.52%) SLA
10 29 (0.46%) Good Clinical Practice
11 23 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 22 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 21 (0.33%) NCSC
14 16 (0.25%) HIPAA
15 15 (0.24%) GRC
16 14 (0.22%) ISO 9001
16 14 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 14 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 11 (0.17%) GxP
18 10 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 805 (12.68%) Docker
2 50 (0.79%) Firmware
3 46 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
4 37 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 33 (0.52%) Active Directory
6 21 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.13%) ISA Server
8 6 (0.095%) HDFS
9 5 (0.079%) vCloud
10 2 (0.032%) iptables
10 2 (0.032%) NFS
10 2 (0.032%) Samba
11 1 (0.016%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.016%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.016%) LXC
11 1 (0.016%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.016%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.016%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.016%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.016%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 602 (9.48%) Kubernetes
2 354 (5.58%) Terraform
3 215 (3.39%) Ansible
4 63 (0.99%) Grafana
5 60 (0.95%) Prometheus
6 38 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (0.58%) Puppet
7 37 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
8 35 (0.55%) Kibana
9 29 (0.46%) logstash
10 26 (0.41%) ZABBIX
11 23 (0.36%) Opsgenie
12 22 (0.35%) HAProxy
13 21 (0.33%) Nessus
14 20 (0.32%) Pingdom
15 17 (0.27%) MIIS
16 13 (0.20%) CSIRT
17 12 (0.19%) HP Fortify
17 12 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
18 11 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 972 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 319 (5.02%) Oracle
3 285 (4.49%) Google
4 284 (4.47%) Salesforce.com
5 123 (1.94%) Databricks
6 118 (1.86%) SAP
7 87 (1.37%) IBM
8 67 (1.06%) Samsung
9 64 (1.01%) ServiceNow
10 58 (0.91%) OutSystems
11 55 (0.87%) Adobe
12 52 (0.82%) LexisNexis
13 44 (0.69%) Atlassian
14 43 (0.68%) Cognizant
15 41 (0.65%) VMware
16 40 (0.63%) Informatica
17 38 (0.60%) New Relic
18 37 (0.58%) Talend
19 36 (0.57%) Apple
20 31 (0.49%) EMC