Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 55 50
Rank change year-on-year -17 -5 -7
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 2,657 5,785 7,714
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.09% 4.67% 5.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 5.07% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,436 4,683 6,542
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,975
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% -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 60,056 114,138 139,121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.40% 92.12% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 48,430 91,396 111,197
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,122 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

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 26 January 2021.

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 26 January 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 2,340 £57,500 +4.55% 537
UK excluding London -17 1,603 £48,500 +2.11% 415
London -11 936 £72,500 +11.54% 175
Work from Home +24 440 £57,500 +12.75% 78
North of England -21 379 £45,000 -5.26% 117
South East -30 343 £52,500 +2.94% 88
Midlands +5 332 £50,000 +8.70% 84
West Midlands +19 265 £50,000 +5.26% 64
North West -11 209 £45,000 -5.26% 76
South West -9 202 £42,750 +0.59% 34
Scotland +2 191 £52,000 +15.56% 34
Yorkshire -35 137 £45,000 -7.22% 32
East of England -6 104 £55,000 - 37
East Midlands -27 66 £50,000 +9.89% 20
North East -5 32 £45,000 -3.23% 9
Wales -13 30 £45,000 +2.86% 9
Northern Ireland +15 19 £32,500 -29.35% 11
Isle of Man - 3 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1,507 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 739 (27.81%) SQL
3 725 (27.29%) C#
4 682 (25.67%) Azure
5 668 (25.14%) JavaScript
6 624 (23.49%) .NET
7 619 (23.30%) Java
8 614 (23.11%) Finance
9 598 (22.51%) DevOps
10 535 (20.14%) Scrum
11 491 (18.48%) Test Automation
12 463 (17.43%) AWS
13 449 (16.90%) Software Engineering
14 432 (16.26%) Microsoft
15 420 (15.81%) Python
16 391 (14.72%) SQL Server
17 390 (14.68%) CSS
18 371 (13.96%) TDD
19 370 (13.93%) HTML
20 350 (13.17%) QA
21 337 (12.68%) Git (software)
22 333 (12.53%) JIRA
23 317 (11.93%) Docker
24 303 (11.40%) AngularJS
25 301 (11.33%) Degree
26 299 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
27 281 (10.58%) OO
28 271 (10.20%) Linux
29 269 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
29 269 (10.12%) Microservices

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
1 146 (5.49%) Confluence
2 56 (2.11%) Apache Spark
3 55 (2.07%) Apache
4 43 (1.62%) CMS
5 41 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 21 (0.79%) IIS
8 13 (0.49%) SAS
9 12 (0.45%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.26%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.26%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.23%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.19%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.15%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.11%) Jetty
14 3 (0.11%) K2 blackpearl
14 3 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 50 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.26%) InVision
7 7 (0.26%) Sketch
8 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.075%) Simulink
10 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.038%) Figma
Business Applications
1 25 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.26%) Magento
4 5 (0.19%) Epicor Tropos
4 5 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.19%) Shopify
5 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.15%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.075%) Endur
7 2 (0.075%) Maximo
7 2 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.075%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 682 (25.67%) Azure
2 463 (17.43%) AWS
3 195 (7.34%) SaaS
4 133 (5.01%) GCP
5 96 (3.61%) Power Platform
6 83 (3.12%) Serverless
7 71 (2.67%) GitHub
8 56 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 48 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
10 44 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
11 41 (1.54%) PaaS
12 36 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
13 35 (1.32%) Office 365
14 32 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
15 27 (1.02%) PowerApps
16 21 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
17 19 (0.72%) Slack
18 18 (0.68%) Azure Functions
19 17 (0.64%) Logic Apps
20 15 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.32%) Firewall
2 25 (0.94%) HTTP
3 23 (0.87%) VPN
4 22 (0.83%) IPv4
5 21 (0.79%) OSPF
5 21 (0.79%) VLAN
6 17 (0.64%) Internet
7 15 (0.56%) TCP/IP
8 11 (0.41%) LAN
8 11 (0.41%) Network Security
9 9 (0.34%) DNS
9 9 (0.34%) Wireless
10 8 (0.30%) Intranet
10 8 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (0.30%) Software-Defined Radio
11 7 (0.26%) VoIP
12 6 (0.23%) RTP
13 5 (0.19%) RS-232
13 5 (0.19%) RS-485
13 5 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (14.72%) SQL Server
2 130 (4.89%) Relational Database
3 124 (4.67%) MySQL
4 114 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 87 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
6 80 (3.01%) MongoDB
7 76 (2.86%) Big Data
7 76 (2.86%) Power BI
8 58 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 56 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
10 53 (1.99%) Data Lake
10 53 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 37 (1.39%) Hadoop
12 28 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
14 23 (0.87%) Apache Hive
15 22 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
16 20 (0.75%) Redis
17 19 (0.72%) Cosmos DB
17 19 (0.72%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 337 (12.68%) Git (software)
2 333 (12.53%) JIRA
3 183 (6.89%) Selenium
4 169 (6.36%) Jenkins
5 108 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 97 (3.65%) Cucumber
7 75 (2.82%) Visual Studio
8 57 (2.15%) SpecFlow
8 57 (2.15%) TeamCity
9 55 (2.07%) GitLab
10 53 (1.99%) WebDriver
11 52 (1.96%) Maven
12 51 (1.92%) NUnit
13 50 (1.88%) Postman
14 43 (1.62%) Bitbucket
15 41 (1.54%) Subversion
16 40 (1.51%) JMeter
16 40 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
17 35 (1.32%) SoapUI
18 34 (1.28%) JUnit
General
1 614 (23.11%) Finance
2 134 (5.04%) Banking
3 106 (3.99%) Marketing
4 70 (2.63%) Retail
5 59 (2.22%) Public Sector
6 47 (1.77%) Advertising
7 45 (1.69%) Games
8 42 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 40 (1.51%) Telecoms
10 39 (1.47%) Front Office
11 38 (1.43%) Legal
12 35 (1.32%) Electronics
13 31 (1.17%) Automotive
14 29 (1.09%) Back Office
14 29 (1.09%) Publishing
15 26 (0.98%) Law
16 24 (0.90%) Aerospace
17 20 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.72%) Online Betting
19 16 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 988 (37.18%) Developer
2 299 (11.25%) Analyst
3 270 (10.16%) Software Engineer
4 261 (9.82%) Senior Developer
5 171 (6.44%) C# Developer
6 168 (6.32%) .NET Developer
7 167 (6.29%) Software Developer
8 146 (5.49%) Business Analyst
9 135 (5.08%) Architect
10 131 (4.93%) Java Developer
11 113 (4.25%) DevOps Engineer
12 96 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
13 94 (3.54%) Lead Developer
14 92 (3.46%) Test Engineer
15 85 (3.20%) C# .NET Developer
16 83 (3.12%) Project Manager
17 73 (2.75%) Senior Software Engineer
18 71 (2.67%) Tester
19 60 (2.26%) Test Analyst
20 58 (2.18%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 624 (23.49%) .NET
2 390 (14.68%) CSS
3 370 (13.93%) HTML
4 303 (11.40%) AngularJS
5 229 (8.62%) React
6 227 (8.54%) .NET Core
7 203 (7.64%) ASP.NET
8 202 (7.60%) REST
9 190 (7.15%) RESTful
10 188 (7.08%) Web Services
11 161 (6.06%) .NET Framework
12 152 (5.72%) Node.js
13 141 (5.31%) Spring
14 126 (4.74%) jQuery
15 103 (3.88%) XML
16 100 (3.76%) Kafka
17 91 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
17 91 (3.42%) HTML5
18 88 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
19 85 (3.20%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 269 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (6.85%) User Experience
3 167 (6.29%) Mobile App
4 116 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
5 95 (3.58%) Management Information System
6 73 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
7 59 (2.22%) Algorithms
8 56 (2.11%) Virtual Team
9 50 (1.88%) Data Structures
10 47 (1.77%) EPoS
11 44 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
12 37 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 33 (1.24%) Client/Server
14 32 (1.20%) Fixed Income
15 31 (1.17%) Cloud Native
16 29 (1.09%) Hedge funds
16 29 (1.09%) Reinsurance
17 25 (0.94%) Public Cloud
18 24 (0.90%) Social Network
19 21 (0.79%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 271 (10.20%) Linux
2 220 (8.28%) Windows
3 93 (3.50%) Unix
4 73 (2.75%) Apple iOS
5 57 (2.15%) Android
6 42 (1.58%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.60%) CentOS
8 12 (0.45%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.19%) AIX
10 5 (0.19%) Solaris
11 4 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.075%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.038%) Fedora
14 1 (0.038%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.038%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,507 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 598 (22.51%) DevOps
3 535 (20.14%) Scrum
4 491 (18.48%) Test Automation
5 449 (16.90%) Software Engineering
6 371 (13.96%) TDD
7 299 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
8 281 (10.58%) OO
9 269 (10.12%) Microservices
10 220 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
11 200 (7.53%) Mentoring
12 195 (7.34%) BDD
13 194 (7.30%) Continuous Improvement
14 186 (7.00%) MVC
15 176 (6.62%) Computer Science
16 161 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
16 161 (6.06%) Waterfall
17 159 (5.98%) Project Management
18 157 (5.91%) Project Delivery
18 157 (5.91%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 739 (27.81%) SQL
2 725 (27.29%) C#
3 668 (25.14%) JavaScript
4 619 (23.30%) Java
5 420 (15.81%) Python
6 194 (7.30%) C++
7 131 (4.93%) TypeScript
8 96 (3.61%) T-SQL
9 87 (3.27%) PowerShell
10 86 (3.24%) C
10 86 (3.24%) PHP
11 78 (2.94%) Bash Shell
12 77 (2.90%) Go
13 56 (2.11%) Scala
14 54 (2.03%) Apple Swift
15 48 (1.81%) Shell Script
16 47 (1.77%) Objective-C
17 44 (1.66%) Java 8
18 38 (1.43%) Ruby
19 27 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 301 (11.33%) Degree
2 106 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 84 (3.16%) ISTQB
4 78 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 77 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 64 (2.41%) ISEB
7 35 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 23 (0.87%) CISSP
9 22 (0.83%) PMI Certification
10 15 (0.56%) CISM
11 14 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
12 13 (0.49%) PMP
13 12 (0.45%) GIAC
14 11 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
15 10 (0.38%) RHCE
16 8 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (0.26%) AWS Certification
17 7 (0.26%) DV Cleared
17 7 (0.26%) MBA
17 7 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 350 (13.17%) QA
2 32 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (0.90%) SLA
4 23 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 22 (0.83%) GDPR
6 16 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.53%) PMO
8 12 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 9 (0.34%) NCSC
10 8 (0.30%) WCAG
11 7 (0.26%) CDISC
11 7 (0.26%) Good Clinical Practice
12 6 (0.23%) PSD2
12 6 (0.23%) RMADS
13 5 (0.19%) GAMP
13 5 (0.19%) NIST
14 4 (0.15%) COBIT
14 4 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 317 (11.93%) Docker
2 56 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.98%) Firmware
4 17 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.34%) Active Directory
7 9 (0.34%) HDFS
8 7 (0.26%) Microcode
9 6 (0.23%) vSphere
10 3 (0.11%) Xen
11 2 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.038%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.038%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 259 (9.75%) Kubernetes
2 156 (5.87%) Terraform
3 141 (5.31%) Ansible
4 95 (3.58%) Puppet
5 64 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (0.94%) Istio
7 24 (0.90%) Fortio
7 24 (0.90%) Kiali
8 16 (0.60%) Rancher
9 12 (0.45%) Grafana
10 11 (0.41%) Prometheus
11 10 (0.38%) Graphite
11 10 (0.38%) Nagios
12 9 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
13 8 (0.30%) Kibana
14 7 (0.26%) Opsview
14 7 (0.26%) Packer
15 6 (0.23%) logstash
16 5 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
17 4 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 432 (16.26%) Microsoft
2 127 (4.78%) Oracle
3 83 (3.12%) Google
4 70 (2.63%) VMware
5 61 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
6 51 (1.92%) Databricks
7 39 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 32 (1.20%) Ceridian
9 27 (1.02%) SAP
10 24 (0.90%) Xamarin
11 23 (0.87%) Apple
11 23 (0.87%) Pega
12 22 (0.83%) IBM
13 16 (0.60%) Red Hat
14 14 (0.53%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.49%) UiPath
16 11 (0.41%) Splunk
17 10 (0.38%) Automation Anywhere
17 10 (0.38%) Blue Prism
17 10 (0.38%) Kofax