Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 60 48
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12 -2
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 4,709 3,712 7,464
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.66% 4.43% 5.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.01% 4.80% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3,273 2,934 5,847
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,900 £92,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +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 94,023 77,381 132,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.12% 92.34% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 66,030 62,195 105,225
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -2 4,176 £57,500 +4.55% 709
UK excluding London +2 2,633 £47,500 -5.00% 518
London +2 1,759 £75,000 +7.14% 259
Work from Home -5 874 £60,000 +9.09% 161
South East +2 664 £50,000 - 117
North of England -31 544 £45,000 -7.22% 137
Midlands +15 511 £46,500 +3.33% 86
South West +11 396 £47,500 +11.76% 49
West Midlands +19 391 £46,000 +2.22% 61
North West -17 317 £47,500 -5.00% 95
Scotland +12 235 £47,538 -4.93% 40
East of England +10 209 £55,500 -7.50% 58
Yorkshire -41 197 £45,000 -5.26% 32
East Midlands -17 113 £47,500 -5.00% 25
Wales 0 46 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Northern Ireland +16 37 £42,500 -10.53% 12
North East -28 30 £42,500 +3.66% 10

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 2,881 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1,240 (26.33%) C#
2 1,240 (26.33%) JavaScript
3 1,220 (25.91%) Social Skills
4 1,204 (25.57%) Azure
5 1,121 (23.81%) SQL
6 1,101 (23.38%) Finance
7 1,050 (22.30%) DevOps
8 1,046 (22.21%) .NET
9 976 (20.73%) Scrum
10 940 (19.96%) Java
11 935 (19.86%) AWS
12 925 (19.64%) Software Engineering
13 789 (16.76%) Microsoft
14 744 (15.80%) Python
15 740 (15.71%) Test Automation
16 681 (14.46%) Docker
16 681 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
17 663 (14.08%) TDD
18 643 (13.65%) JIRA
19 639 (13.57%) CSS
20 629 (13.36%) Degree
20 629 (13.36%) Git (software)
21 622 (13.21%) HTML
22 593 (12.59%) SQL Server
23 592 (12.57%) AngularJS
24 591 (12.55%) QA
25 559 (11.87%) Software Testing
26 549 (11.66%) Linux
27 510 (10.83%) Continuous Integration

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
1 323 (6.86%) Confluence
2 77 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 63 (1.34%) CMS
4 60 (1.27%) Apache
5 58 (1.23%) Apache Spark
6 50 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (0.51%) SAS
7 24 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 23 (0.49%) IIS
9 19 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (0.40%) Umbraco
10 15 (0.32%) JBoss
11 14 (0.30%) Drupal
12 12 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
12 12 (0.25%) WordPress
13 9 (0.19%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.17%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.15%) GemFire
15 7 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 92 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.15%) Simulink
8 4 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.085%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.085%) MadCap Flare
8 4 (0.085%) Sketch
9 3 (0.064%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.064%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.042%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.021%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.021%) Figma
11 1 (0.021%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 45 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.42%) Magento
3 11 (0.23%) NetSuite
3 11 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.21%) MetaTrader
4 10 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.13%) Primavera
9 4 (0.085%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.085%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.085%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.085%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.085%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,204 (25.57%) Azure
2 935 (19.86%) AWS
3 328 (6.97%) GCP
4 283 (6.01%) SaaS
5 169 (3.59%) Serverless
6 163 (3.46%) Power Platform
7 121 (2.57%) GitHub
8 103 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 88 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
10 77 (1.64%) Microsoft 365
11 69 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
12 68 (1.44%) PaaS
13 59 (1.25%) PowerApps
14 42 (0.89%) IaaS
14 42 (0.89%) Power Automate
15 41 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
16 37 (0.79%) AWS Fargate
16 37 (0.79%) Azure Logic Apps
17 34 (0.72%) Datadog
18 30 (0.64%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 110 (2.34%) HTTP
2 105 (2.23%) Firewall
3 97 (2.06%) IPv4
4 89 (1.89%) VPN
5 83 (1.76%) OSPF
5 83 (1.76%) VLAN
6 43 (0.91%) Internet
7 28 (0.59%) Software-Defined Radio
7 28 (0.59%) TCP/IP
8 24 (0.51%) Broadband
8 24 (0.51%) DNS
9 21 (0.45%) Network Security
10 16 (0.34%) Intranet
11 14 (0.30%) Ethernet
11 14 (0.30%) Tactical Data Link
12 13 (0.28%) SpaceWire
13 11 (0.23%) SMTP
14 10 (0.21%) 5G
14 10 (0.21%) FTP
15 9 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 593 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 260 (5.52%) Relational Database
3 223 (4.74%) NoSQL
4 198 (4.20%) MySQL
5 182 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
6 143 (3.04%) Big Data
7 118 (2.51%) Power BI
8 107 (2.27%) MongoDB
9 102 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
10 88 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 84 (1.78%) Redis
12 80 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 49 (1.04%) Data Lake
14 47 (1.00%) Oracle Database
15 46 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
16 44 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
17 43 (0.91%) RDBMS
18 37 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 34 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 29 (0.62%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 643 (13.65%) JIRA
2 629 (13.36%) Git (software)
3 267 (5.67%) Selenium
4 262 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 150 (3.19%) TeamCity
6 141 (2.99%) Visual Studio
7 114 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 112 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
9 111 (2.36%) Cucumber
10 107 (2.27%) Subversion
11 99 (2.10%) NUnit
12 97 (2.06%) SpecFlow
13 86 (1.83%) Maven
14 82 (1.74%) Bitbucket
14 82 (1.74%) GitLab
15 62 (1.32%) Postman
16 61 (1.30%) Cypress.io
16 61 (1.30%) WebDriver
17 57 (1.21%) MSTest
18 53 (1.13%) JUnit
General
1 1,220 (25.91%) Social Skills
2 1,101 (23.38%) Finance
3 387 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
4 263 (5.59%) Banking
5 216 (4.59%) Marketing
6 182 (3.86%) Retail
7 149 (3.16%) Organisational Skills
8 135 (2.87%) Influencing Skills
9 133 (2.82%) Games
10 118 (2.51%) Advertising
11 117 (2.48%) Law
12 114 (2.42%) Electronics
13 107 (2.27%) Public Sector
14 95 (2.02%) Telecoms
15 85 (1.81%) Front Office
16 68 (1.44%) Investment Banking
17 60 (1.27%) Legal
18 58 (1.23%) Manufacturing
19 56 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
20 52 (1.10%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,650 (35.04%) Developer
2 467 (9.92%) Software Engineer
3 414 (8.79%) Analyst
4 391 (8.30%) Senior Developer
5 305 (6.48%) Architect
6 292 (6.20%) Software Developer
7 285 (6.05%) .NET Developer
8 267 (5.67%) C# Developer
9 259 (5.50%) Business Analyst
10 222 (4.71%) Java Developer
11 202 (4.29%) Project Manager
12 189 (4.01%) Full Stack Developer
13 168 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
14 139 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
15 121 (2.57%) C# .NET Developer
15 121 (2.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 121 (2.57%) Senior Software Engineer
16 120 (2.55%) Test Engineer
17 99 (2.10%) React Developer
18 90 (1.91%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,046 (22.21%) .NET
2 639 (13.57%) CSS
3 622 (13.21%) HTML
4 592 (12.57%) AngularJS
5 509 (10.81%) React
6 431 (9.15%) REST
7 414 (8.79%) Web Services
8 410 (8.71%) Node.js
9 381 (8.09%) .NET Core
10 353 (7.50%) ASP.NET
11 333 (7.07%) RESTful
12 242 (5.14%) Spring
13 239 (5.08%) .NET Framework
14 194 (4.12%) HTML5
15 184 (3.91%) jQuery
16 170 (3.61%) XML
17 157 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
18 155 (3.29%) Vue.js
19 153 (3.25%) JSON
20 141 (2.99%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 315 (6.69%) User Experience
2 244 (5.18%) Mobile App
3 175 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 174 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
5 121 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
6 103 (2.19%) Algorithms
7 98 (2.08%) Virtual Team
8 96 (2.04%) Hedge funds
9 93 (1.97%) Public Cloud
10 92 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 89 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
12 88 (1.87%) Cloud Native
13 84 (1.78%) EPoS
14 77 (1.64%) Equities
15 67 (1.42%) Data Structures
16 65 (1.38%) Derivative
17 56 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
18 51 (1.08%) Fixed Income
18 51 (1.08%) Reinsurance
19 40 (0.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 549 (11.66%) Linux
2 353 (7.50%) Windows
3 174 (3.70%) Unix
4 105 (2.23%) Android
4 105 (2.23%) Apple iOS
5 98 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 61 (1.30%) CentOS
6 61 (1.30%) Ubuntu
7 59 (1.25%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (0.13%) VMS
9 5 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.11%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.085%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.085%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.064%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.064%) zOS
12 2 (0.042%) Debian
12 2 (0.042%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.021%) AIX
13 1 (0.021%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,881 (61.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1,050 (22.30%) DevOps
3 976 (20.73%) Scrum
4 925 (19.64%) Software Engineering
5 740 (15.71%) Test Automation
6 681 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
7 663 (14.08%) TDD
8 559 (11.87%) Software Testing
9 510 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
10 468 (9.94%) Microservices
11 453 (9.62%) Computer Science
12 436 (9.26%) Mentoring
13 406 (8.62%) Project Management
14 382 (8.11%) BDD
15 363 (7.71%) Continuous Improvement
16 344 (7.31%) Fintech
17 330 (7.01%) MVC
18 298 (6.33%) Machine Learning
19 291 (6.18%) OO
20 288 (6.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1,240 (26.33%) C#
1 1,240 (26.33%) JavaScript
2 1,121 (23.81%) SQL
3 940 (19.96%) Java
4 744 (15.80%) Python
5 385 (8.18%) TypeScript
6 275 (5.84%) C++
7 222 (4.71%) PowerShell
8 183 (3.89%) C
8 183 (3.89%) PHP
9 164 (3.48%) Bash Shell
10 128 (2.72%) T-SQL
11 104 (2.21%) Ruby
12 85 (1.81%) Go
13 84 (1.78%) Scala
14 79 (1.68%) Java 8
15 52 (1.10%) Kotlin
16 50 (1.06%) PL/SQL
17 47 (1.00%) Apple Swift
18 46 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 629 (13.36%) Degree
2 213 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 186 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 143 (3.04%) SC Cleared
5 127 (2.70%) ISTQB
6 97 (2.06%) ISEB
7 79 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 43 (0.91%) AWS Certification
9 37 (0.79%) GIAC
9 37 (0.79%) RHCE
10 33 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 30 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
12 29 (0.62%) Master's Degree
13 27 (0.57%) PhD
14 24 (0.51%) CISSP
15 20 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
17 18 (0.38%) PMI Certification
18 16 (0.34%) DV Cleared
18 16 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 591 (12.55%) QA
2 58 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 37 (0.79%) GDPR
5 36 (0.76%) Accessibility
6 32 (0.68%) PMO
7 27 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 23 (0.49%) CDISC
9 22 (0.47%) SLA
10 17 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 17 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 16 (0.34%) NIST
12 14 (0.30%) NCSC
13 13 (0.28%) GRC
13 13 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 11 (0.23%) WCAG
15 9 (0.19%) ISO 13485
16 8 (0.17%) Good Clinical Practice
16 8 (0.17%) IEC 62304
17 7 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 681 (14.46%) Docker
2 134 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
4 53 (1.13%) Firmware
5 32 (0.68%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (0.19%) LXC
8 8 (0.17%) HDFS
9 5 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.11%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.064%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.064%) vSphere
10 3 (0.064%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.042%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 445 (9.45%) Kubernetes
2 304 (6.46%) Terraform
3 297 (6.31%) Ansible
4 167 (3.55%) Puppet
5 66 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (0.49%) Prometheus
7 22 (0.47%) Grafana
8 21 (0.45%) Rancher
9 14 (0.30%) Istio
9 14 (0.30%) Nagios
10 13 (0.28%) Fortio
10 13 (0.28%) Kiali
10 13 (0.28%) Kibana
11 11 (0.23%) Consul
11 11 (0.23%) Sysdig
12 10 (0.21%) HP Fortify
12 10 (0.21%) logstash
13 9 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.15%) Packer
14 7 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 789 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 263 (5.59%) Oracle
3 182 (3.86%) Google
4 146 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
4 146 (3.10%) VMware
5 80 (1.70%) Atlassian
6 73 (1.55%) SAP
7 55 (1.17%) Samsung
8 42 (0.89%) EMC
8 42 (0.89%) Red Hat
9 40 (0.85%) IBM
10 38 (0.81%) Splunk
11 37 (0.79%) Databricks
12 36 (0.76%) ServiceNow
12 36 (0.76%) Yahoo!
13 34 (0.72%) Xamarin
14 29 (0.62%) PagerDuty
15 27 (0.57%) Apple
16 26 (0.55%) Instagram
17 21 (0.45%) OutSystems