Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 47 51
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 9,520 9,266 10,586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.36% 5.37% 5.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.90% 5.94% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 7,560 7,657 8,905
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,150 £31,000
90th Percentile £79,275 £76,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 161,231 156,030 184,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.84% 90.43% 89.94%
Number of salaries quoted 130,643 128,474 152,913
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,128 £27,854 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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 +1 8,697 £50,000 - 995
UK excluding London -2 6,063 £45,000 - 749
London -3 3,300 £62,500 +4.17% 328
South East +8 1,642 £47,500 +5.56% 183
North of England -9 1,624 £45,000 +3.45% 194
North West -6 880 £42,500 +6.25% 112
East of England +2 852 £50,000 +5.26% 81
Midlands +4 704 £43,500 +2.35% 121
Yorkshire -6 636 £45,000 - 77
South West -23 587 £42,500 - 88
Scotland +9 527 £50,000 +19.05% 60
West Midlands +6 436 £41,500 -2.35% 77
East Midlands +2 270 £45,500 +2.25% 44
Wales -10 126 £38,750 +1.97% 15
North East +21 108 £46,000 +11.52% 5
Northern Ireland -11 23 £33,250 -11.33% 6

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 5,636 (59.20%) Agile Software Development
2 2,821 (29.63%) SQL
3 2,682 (28.17%) C#
4 2,590 (27.21%) Java
5 2,495 (26.21%) Finance
6 2,490 (26.16%) .NET
7 2,298 (24.14%) JavaScript
8 2,026 (21.28%) Scrum
9 1,793 (18.83%) HTML
10 1,744 (18.32%) Degree
11 1,692 (17.77%) SQL Server
12 1,622 (17.04%) Software Engineering
13 1,560 (16.39%) Test Automation
14 1,364 (14.33%) CSS
15 1,358 (14.26%) MVC
16 1,345 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
17 1,341 (14.09%) Microsoft
18 1,323 (13.90%) TDD
19 1,227 (12.89%) AngularJS
20 1,194 (12.54%) QA
21 1,174 (12.33%) OO
22 1,073 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
23 1,069 (11.23%) ASP.NET
24 1,063 (11.17%) Project Management
25 971 (10.20%) Python
26 952 (10.00%) Web Services
27 939 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
28 892 (9.37%) Oracle
29 888 (9.33%) Linux
30 875 (9.19%) JIRA

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
1 309 (3.25%) Confluence
2 224 (2.35%) CMS
3 197 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 120 (1.26%) IIS
5 117 (1.23%) JBoss
6 115 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
7 110 (1.16%) Apache Spark
8 104 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 102 (1.07%) Apache
10 100 (1.05%) Tomcat
11 77 (0.81%) WebSphere
12 63 (0.66%) Apache Solr
13 61 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
14 50 (0.53%) Umbraco
15 42 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 40 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
17 39 (0.41%) Drupal
18 34 (0.36%) OpenStack
19 33 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
20 32 (0.34%) EPiServer
Applications
1 199 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
2 169 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 167 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
4 152 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.074%) Simulink
9 6 (0.063%) HipChat
9 6 (0.063%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.053%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.021%) FreeHand
11 2 (0.021%) SPSS
12 1 (0.011%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.011%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.011%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.011%) EngageOne
12 1 (0.011%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.011%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 124 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
3 36 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 24 (0.25%) Magento
4 24 (0.25%) Ripple
5 21 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 21 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 17 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 17 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
8 10 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 10 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 9 (0.095%) Ripple XRP
9 9 (0.095%) RMDS
9 9 (0.095%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.095%) SAP FI
9 9 (0.095%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (0.084%) BASE24
10 8 (0.084%) Documaker
10 8 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 821 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 734 (7.71%) Amazon AWS
3 355 (3.73%) SaaS
4 171 (1.80%) GitHub
5 103 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 94 (0.99%) IaaS
7 92 (0.97%) PaaS
8 85 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 69 (0.72%) npm
10 55 (0.58%) Office 365
11 42 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
12 37 (0.39%) Force.com
12 37 (0.39%) NuGet
12 37 (0.39%) Serverless
13 35 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
14 34 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
15 31 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
16 26 (0.27%) Slack
17 25 (0.26%) OpenShift
17 25 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 155 (1.63%) Internet
2 146 (1.53%) HTTP
3 99 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 93 (0.98%) Firewall
5 63 (0.66%) DNS
6 52 (0.55%) SSL
7 46 (0.48%) SMS
8 44 (0.46%) Network Security
9 38 (0.40%) Intranet
10 37 (0.39%) DHCP
11 33 (0.35%) Broadband
12 29 (0.30%) VPN
13 26 (0.27%) SMTP
14 24 (0.25%) LAN
14 24 (0.25%) WAN
15 18 (0.19%) SAN
15 18 (0.19%) SNMP
16 16 (0.17%) Wireless
17 15 (0.16%) AMQP
17 15 (0.16%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,692 (17.77%) SQL Server
2 538 (5.65%) NoSQL
3 493 (5.18%) MySQL
4 446 (4.68%) Relational Database
5 347 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
6 324 (3.40%) Big Data
7 273 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 255 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 253 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
10 225 (2.36%) MongoDB
11 184 (1.93%) Hadoop
12 158 (1.66%) RDBMS
13 150 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
14 148 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 142 (1.49%) Oracle Database
15 142 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
16 139 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
17 98 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
18 85 (0.89%) Blockchain
19 84 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 875 (9.19%) JIRA
2 842 (8.84%) Git (software)
3 835 (8.77%) Selenium
4 515 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 422 (4.43%) Visual Studio
6 419 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 413 (4.34%) Maven
8 394 (4.14%) Subversion
9 342 (3.59%) JUnit
10 320 (3.36%) Cucumber
11 251 (2.64%) TeamCity
12 219 (2.30%) Jasmine
13 200 (2.10%) WebDriver
14 149 (1.57%) Protractor
15 142 (1.49%) JMeter
16 134 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 126 (1.32%) SoapUI
18 111 (1.17%) TestNG
19 96 (1.01%) Gradle
20 94 (0.99%) NUnit
General
1 2,495 (26.21%) Finance
2 654 (6.87%) Banking
3 627 (6.59%) Retail
4 269 (2.83%) Advertising
5 241 (2.53%) Marketing
6 212 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 183 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 167 (1.75%) Games
9 154 (1.62%) Legal
10 143 (1.50%) Front Office
11 135 (1.42%) Telecoms
12 122 (1.28%) Back Office
13 120 (1.26%) Law
14 114 (1.20%) Publishing
15 97 (1.02%) Financial Institution
16 87 (0.91%) Automotive
17 71 (0.75%) Electronics
18 56 (0.59%) Retail Banking
19 41 (0.43%) Military
20 26 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3,536 (37.14%) Developer
2 1,477 (15.51%) Analyst
3 882 (9.26%) Business Analyst
4 859 (9.02%) Java Developer
5 858 (9.01%) .NET Developer
6 716 (7.52%) Senior Developer
7 705 (7.41%) C# Developer
8 675 (7.09%) Architect
9 673 (7.07%) Software Developer
10 629 (6.61%) Software Engineer
11 599 (6.29%) Project Manager
12 441 (4.63%) C# .NET Developer
13 301 (3.16%) Test Engineer
14 293 (3.08%) Tester
15 283 (2.97%) Test Analyst
16 262 (2.75%) Lead Developer
17 256 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
18 255 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
19 249 (2.62%) SQL Developer
20 240 (2.52%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,490 (26.16%) .NET
2 1,793 (18.83%) HTML
3 1,364 (14.33%) CSS
4 1,227 (12.89%) AngularJS
5 1,069 (11.23%) ASP.NET
6 952 (10.00%) Web Services
7 821 (8.62%) Spring
8 718 (7.54%) .NET Framework
9 696 (7.31%) jQuery
10 636 (6.68%) ASP.NET MVC
11 630 (6.62%) HTML5
12 611 (6.42%) XML
13 579 (6.08%) REST
14 565 (5.93%) RESTful
15 522 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web API
16 492 (5.17%) Node.js
17 487 (5.12%) WCF
18 468 (4.92%) React
19 467 (4.91%) Hibernate
20 439 (4.61%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,073 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 874 (9.18%) Computer Science
3 497 (5.22%) User Experience
4 406 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
5 387 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
6 363 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
7 343 (3.60%) Mobile App
8 255 (2.68%) Fintech
9 229 (2.41%) Management Information System
10 195 (2.05%) Algorithms
11 130 (1.37%) Data Structures
12 124 (1.30%) PMI
13 105 (1.10%) Social Network
14 84 (0.88%) Virtual Team
15 79 (0.83%) Equities
16 73 (0.77%) Hedge funds
17 70 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 63 (0.66%) Derivative
19 56 (0.59%) Data Centre
20 55 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 888 (9.33%) Linux
2 664 (6.97%) Windows
3 308 (3.24%) Unix
4 149 (1.57%) Android
5 145 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 82 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 68 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (0.34%) Solaris
11 31 (0.33%) CentOS
11 31 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 30 (0.32%) AIX
12 30 (0.32%) Windows 7
13 26 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
14 20 (0.21%) VMS
15 19 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
16 18 (0.19%) CoreOS
16 18 (0.19%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,636 (59.20%) Agile Software Development
2 2,026 (21.28%) Scrum
3 1,622 (17.04%) Software Engineering
4 1,560 (16.39%) Test Automation
5 1,358 (14.26%) MVC
6 1,345 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
7 1,323 (13.90%) TDD
8 1,174 (12.33%) OO
9 1,063 (11.17%) Project Management
10 939 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
11 834 (8.76%) Waterfall
12 832 (8.74%) DevOps
13 722 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 688 (7.23%) BDD
15 681 (7.15%) Unit Testing
16 677 (7.11%) Mentoring
17 575 (6.04%) Web Development
18 558 (5.86%) Business Analysis
19 529 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
20 528 (5.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,821 (29.63%) SQL
2 2,682 (28.17%) C#
3 2,590 (27.21%) Java
4 2,298 (24.14%) JavaScript
5 971 (10.20%) Python
6 665 (6.99%) C++
7 587 (6.17%) PHP
8 526 (5.53%) T-SQL
9 438 (4.60%) C
10 317 (3.33%) Ruby
11 208 (2.18%) PL/SQL
12 184 (1.93%) Java 8
13 182 (1.91%) VB.NET
14 181 (1.90%) PowerShell
15 178 (1.87%) Perl
16 168 (1.76%) Scala
17 154 (1.62%) Bash Shell
18 147 (1.54%) VB
19 136 (1.43%) TypeScript
20 97 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,744 (18.32%) Degree
2 472 (4.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 375 (3.94%) Security Cleared
4 313 (3.29%) ISTQB
5 302 (3.17%) ISEB
6 169 (1.78%) SC Cleared
7 155 (1.63%) PMI Certification
8 116 (1.22%) CISSP
9 111 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 111 (1.17%) PMP
10 77 (0.81%) Master's Degree
11 71 (0.75%) DV Cleared
12 60 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
13 55 (0.58%) CISM
14 48 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 44 (0.46%) CISA
16 42 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 36 (0.38%) PhD
18 31 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
19 29 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,194 (12.54%) QA
2 117 (1.23%) GDPR
3 99 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 93 (0.98%) PMO
5 61 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 50 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 38 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 31 (0.33%) PSD2
9 28 (0.29%) SLA
10 27 (0.28%) GCP
11 18 (0.19%) COBIT
11 18 (0.19%) MiFID
12 16 (0.17%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 14 (0.15%) HIPAA
14 12 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 12 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (0.095%) ISO 13485
16 8 (0.084%) ARP4754
16 8 (0.084%) GAMP
17 6 (0.063%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 480 (5.04%) Docker
2 83 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (0.86%) Active Directory
4 53 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 39 (0.41%) Firmware
6 27 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (0.23%) Apache Flume
8 20 (0.21%) HDFS
8 20 (0.21%) VirtualBox
9 15 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.084%) Samba
12 7 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.074%) vSphere
13 5 (0.053%) NFS
13 5 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.042%) KVM
15 3 (0.032%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.021%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 1 (0.011%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 281 (2.95%) Puppet
2 257 (2.70%) Ansible
3 161 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 145 (1.52%) Kubernetes
5 77 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
6 53 (0.56%) Terraform
7 41 (0.43%) Nagios
8 36 (0.38%) HP ALM
9 35 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
10 24 (0.25%) Kibana
10 24 (0.25%) Packer
11 20 (0.21%) Automic
11 20 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
12 19 (0.20%) Graphite
13 18 (0.19%) Salt
14 13 (0.14%) Nessus
15 12 (0.13%) logstash
15 12 (0.13%) Oozie
16 11 (0.12%) Rancher
17 10 (0.11%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 1,341 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 892 (9.37%) Oracle
3 255 (2.68%) SAP
4 207 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 169 (1.78%) Google
6 110 (1.16%) HP
7 108 (1.13%) Xamarin
8 99 (1.04%) VMware
9 96 (1.01%) IBM
10 92 (0.97%) Capita
11 85 (0.89%) Sitecore
12 68 (0.71%) Red Hat
13 67 (0.70%) hybris
14 65 (0.68%) Tableau
15 60 (0.63%) Twitter
16 52 (0.55%) MuleSoft
17 51 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
18 50 (0.53%) Atlassian
19 49 (0.51%) Pega
20 48 (0.50%) ServiceNow