Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 44 49
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 0
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 7,515 9,679 9,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.22% 5.57% 5.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.67% 6.06% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5,834 7,521 7,356
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%

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 132,595 159,849 158,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.02% 91.96% 91.75%
Number of salaries quoted 104,054 128,360 129,452
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 -5 6,736 £55,000 +10.00% 274
UK excluding London -5 4,554 £47,500 - 210
London -2 2,797 £65,000 +4.00% 92
South East -1 1,375 £52,500 +5.00% 49
North of England -16 975 £43,500 -3.33% 60
North West +5 669 £45,000 - 22
Midlands +11 632 £45,967 +2.15% 35
South West -6 556 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Scotland -7 480 £50,000 - 19
West Midlands +17 431 £45,000 +2.27% 23
East of England +1 375 £52,500 - 20
Yorkshire -55 279 £43,250 -3.89% 24
East Midlands -5 200 £46,000 -4.17% 12
Wales +21 117 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Northern Ireland -8 45 £40,000 +20.30% 6
North East -35 27 £40,000 -5.88% 14
Isle of Man +4 5 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 4,520 (60.15%) Agile Software Development
2 2,218 (29.51%) C#
3 2,066 (27.49%) SQL
4 1,947 (25.91%) .NET
5 1,796 (23.90%) Java
6 1,743 (23.19%) JavaScript
7 1,720 (22.89%) Finance
8 1,616 (21.50%) Scrum
9 1,342 (17.86%) Software Engineering
10 1,291 (17.18%) Microsoft Azure
11 1,266 (16.85%) Test Automation
12 1,244 (16.55%) Microsoft
13 1,222 (16.26%) Degree
14 1,201 (15.98%) SQL Server
15 1,181 (15.72%) DevOps
16 1,129 (15.02%) HTML
17 1,033 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
18 970 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
19 918 (12.22%) QA
20 912 (12.14%) CSS
21 838 (11.15%) Python
22 815 (10.84%) AngularJS
23 805 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
24 787 (10.47%) Project Management
25 782 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
26 763 (10.15%) Git (software)
27 746 (9.93%) JIRA
28 745 (9.91%) Computer Science
29 738 (9.82%) Oracle
30 734 (9.77%) ASP.NET

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
1 256 (3.41%) Confluence
2 203 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 150 (2.00%) Apache Spark
4 142 (1.89%) IIS
5 112 (1.49%) CMS
6 96 (1.28%) Apache
7 84 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
8 78 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 76 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 68 (0.90%) WebSphere
11 66 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
12 46 (0.61%) JBoss
13 29 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
14 28 (0.37%) Umbraco
15 25 (0.33%) WordPress
16 24 (0.32%) Apache Solr
17 22 (0.29%) WebLogic
18 21 (0.28%) Drupal
18 21 (0.28%) nginx
19 20 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 151 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 133 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 94 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 73 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 11 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.15%) SPSS
9 6 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.080%) Sketch
10 4 (0.053%) FileZilla
10 4 (0.053%) GNU Octave
10 4 (0.053%) Simulink
11 3 (0.040%) InVision
12 2 (0.027%) Abaqus
12 2 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.027%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.027%) Maya
12 2 (0.027%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 119 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 46 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 39 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 32 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 29 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
6 21 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 17 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
8 14 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 12 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 12 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
10 9 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 8 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
11 8 (0.11%) Magento
12 7 (0.093%) SAP ERP
13 6 (0.080%) Remedy AR System
14 5 (0.067%) Adobe Campaign
15 4 (0.053%) SAP FI
15 4 (0.053%) SAP IS-U
15 4 (0.053%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1,291 (17.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 970 (12.91%) Amazon AWS
3 229 (3.05%) SaaS
4 228 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 154 (2.05%) Serverless
6 143 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
7 136 (1.81%) Power Platform
8 122 (1.62%) PaaS
9 88 (1.17%) GitHub
10 71 (0.94%) Amazon S3
11 66 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
12 65 (0.86%) Office 365
13 63 (0.84%) IaaS
14 62 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
15 55 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
16 53 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
17 51 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 48 (0.64%) Azure Functions
19 39 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
20 37 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 177 (2.36%) Broadband
2 91 (1.21%) Internet
3 73 (0.97%) HTTP
4 68 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 41 (0.55%) Network Security
6 40 (0.53%) Firewall
7 34 (0.45%) DNS
8 31 (0.41%) LAN
9 30 (0.40%) WAN
10 27 (0.36%) Wireless
11 26 (0.35%) SSL
12 20 (0.27%) Skype
13 18 (0.24%) RS-232
14 16 (0.21%) Intranet
14 16 (0.21%) RS-485
15 14 (0.19%) HTTPS
16 12 (0.16%) Bluetooth
16 12 (0.16%) FTP
17 11 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,201 (15.98%) SQL Server
2 318 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 297 (3.95%) Big Data
4 290 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
5 272 (3.62%) NoSQL
6 231 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 216 (2.87%) MySQL
8 208 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 185 (2.46%) Hadoop
10 141 (1.88%) Oracle Database
11 135 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 132 (1.76%) Power BI
13 121 (1.61%) RDBMS
14 118 (1.57%) MongoDB
15 117 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
16 98 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
17 77 (1.02%) Data Lake
18 76 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
19 73 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 69 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 763 (10.15%) Git (software)
2 746 (9.93%) JIRA
3 554 (7.37%) Jenkins
4 493 (6.56%) Selenium
5 367 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 280 (3.73%) Visual Studio
7 255 (3.39%) Cucumber
8 197 (2.62%) Subversion
9 192 (2.55%) Maven
9 192 (2.55%) TeamCity
10 170 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
11 169 (2.25%) WebDriver
12 145 (1.93%) JUnit
13 124 (1.65%) SoapUI
14 116 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
15 114 (1.52%) SpecFlow
16 107 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 93 (1.24%) Eclipse
18 77 (1.02%) NUnit
19 72 (0.96%) HP UFT
General
1 1,720 (22.89%) Finance
2 461 (6.13%) Banking
3 307 (4.09%) Retail
4 240 (3.19%) Marketing
5 141 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 122 (1.62%) Games
7 115 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 113 (1.50%) Front Office
9 112 (1.49%) Advertising
10 94 (1.25%) Electronics
11 81 (1.08%) Back Office
12 60 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 56 (0.75%) Military
14 52 (0.69%) Publishing
15 50 (0.67%) Financial Institution
16 44 (0.59%) Aerospace
17 43 (0.57%) Legal
18 42 (0.56%) Law
19 36 (0.48%) Investment Banking
20 32 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,663 (35.44%) Developer
2 1,012 (13.47%) Analyst
3 754 (10.03%) .NET Developer
4 629 (8.37%) C# Developer
5 592 (7.88%) Software Engineer
6 578 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 552 (7.35%) Business Analyst
8 536 (7.13%) Senior Developer
9 420 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
10 405 (5.39%) Project Manager
11 403 (5.36%) Java Developer
12 401 (5.34%) Architect
13 216 (2.87%) Test Engineer
14 213 (2.83%) Junior
15 212 (2.82%) Consultant
16 210 (2.79%) Senior Software Engineer
17 194 (2.58%) Test Analyst
18 193 (2.57%) .NET Software Developer
19 189 (2.51%) SQL Developer
20 188 (2.50%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,947 (25.91%) .NET
2 1,129 (15.02%) HTML
3 912 (12.14%) CSS
4 815 (10.84%) AngularJS
5 734 (9.77%) ASP.NET
6 587 (7.81%) Web Services
7 495 (6.59%) React
8 466 (6.20%) XML
9 431 (5.74%) Spring
10 413 (5.50%) jQuery
11 409 (5.44%) Node.js
12 395 (5.26%) HTML5
12 395 (5.26%) REST
13 379 (5.04%) RESTful
14 342 (4.55%) .NET Framework
15 303 (4.03%) JSON
16 282 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
17 257 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
18 244 (3.25%) SOAP
19 215 (2.86%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 805 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 472 (6.28%) User Experience
3 297 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
4 265 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
5 252 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
6 247 (3.29%) Mobile App
7 198 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 186 (2.48%) Algorithms
9 114 (1.52%) Data Structures
10 77 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 72 (0.96%) PMI
12 66 (0.88%) Reinsurance
13 58 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 58 (0.77%) Public Cloud
14 51 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
15 50 (0.67%) Robotics
16 49 (0.65%) Data Centre
16 49 (0.65%) NHS
17 40 (0.53%) Hedge funds
18 39 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 664 (8.84%) Linux
2 605 (8.05%) Windows
3 288 (3.83%) Unix
4 133 (1.77%) Android
5 118 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 113 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 72 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 54 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 49 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (0.61%) CentOS
11 33 (0.44%) AIX
12 28 (0.37%) Windows 10
13 26 (0.35%) CoreOS
14 22 (0.29%) DC/OS
15 21 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 21 (0.28%) Windows 7
16 18 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 15 (0.20%) SUSE
18 13 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,520 (60.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,616 (21.50%) Scrum
3 1,342 (17.86%) Software Engineering
4 1,266 (16.85%) Test Automation
5 1,181 (15.72%) DevOps
6 1,033 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
7 787 (10.47%) Project Management
8 782 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
9 745 (9.91%) Computer Science
10 731 (9.73%) TDD
11 714 (9.50%) MVC
12 626 (8.33%) Waterfall
13 622 (8.28%) Mentoring
14 618 (8.22%) OO
15 555 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
16 511 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
17 468 (6.23%) BDD
18 455 (6.05%) Microservices
19 444 (5.91%) Analytics
20 412 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,218 (29.51%) C#
2 2,066 (27.49%) SQL
3 1,796 (23.90%) Java
4 1,743 (23.19%) JavaScript
5 838 (11.15%) Python
6 518 (6.89%) C++
7 386 (5.14%) C
8 280 (3.73%) PHP
9 243 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 231 (3.07%) T-SQL
11 191 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 181 (2.41%) Bash Shell
13 176 (2.34%) VB.NET
14 170 (2.26%) Java 8
15 148 (1.97%) ES6
16 147 (1.96%) TypeScript
17 136 (1.81%) VB
18 134 (1.78%) Scala
19 127 (1.69%) Perl
20 126 (1.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,222 (16.26%) Degree
2 391 (5.20%) Security Cleared
3 322 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 275 (3.66%) SC Cleared
5 232 (3.09%) ISTQB
6 199 (2.65%) ISEB
7 125 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 120 (1.60%) PMI Certification
9 101 (1.34%) CISSP
10 99 (1.32%) PMP
11 68 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 67 (0.89%) DV Cleared
13 60 (0.80%) PhD
14 55 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 51 (0.68%) AWS Certification
16 45 (0.60%) CISM
17 33 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
18 29 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
19 27 (0.36%) Master's Degree
20 26 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 918 (12.22%) QA
2 101 (1.34%) GDPR
3 81 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 76 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 61 (0.81%) SLA
6 53 (0.71%) NIST
7 52 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 44 (0.59%) PMO
9 31 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 29 (0.39%) ISO 9001
11 24 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 24 (0.32%) JSP 440
12 14 (0.19%) COBIT
13 13 (0.17%) ISO 22301
14 10 (0.13%) WAI
15 9 (0.12%) NCSC
16 6 (0.080%) Web Application Security Consortium
17 5 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
17 5 (0.067%) DO-178B
17 5 (0.067%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 565 (7.52%) Docker
2 80 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 66 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 32 (0.43%) XenApp
7 27 (0.36%) VirtualBox
8 23 (0.31%) Firmware
9 17 (0.23%) LXC
10 11 (0.15%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 9 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.093%) HDFS
13 7 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.080%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 6 (0.080%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.067%) etcd
15 5 (0.067%) Samba
15 5 (0.067%) Xen
Systems Management
1 278 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 267 (3.55%) Ansible
3 247 (3.29%) Puppet
4 211 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
5 183 (2.44%) Terraform
6 49 (0.65%) HP ALM
7 42 (0.56%) Nagios
8 40 (0.53%) Graphite
9 39 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
10 34 (0.45%) Packer
11 29 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
12 26 (0.35%) Automic
12 26 (0.35%) Prometheus
13 25 (0.33%) CA Service Virtualization
14 23 (0.31%) Grafana
15 21 (0.28%) Rancher
16 15 (0.20%) Istio
16 15 (0.20%) Kibana
17 12 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
17 12 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,244 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 738 (9.82%) Oracle
3 187 (2.49%) Google
4 176 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
5 161 (2.14%) IBM
6 141 (1.88%) SAP
7 119 (1.58%) Splunk
8 116 (1.54%) Tableau
9 94 (1.25%) AppDynamics
10 83 (1.10%) Informatica
11 82 (1.09%) HP
12 72 (0.96%) VMware
13 59 (0.79%) Xamarin
14 55 (0.73%) Red Hat
15 52 (0.69%) Databricks
16 51 (0.68%) New Relic
17 45 (0.60%) Pega
18 39 (0.52%) Sitecore
19 37 (0.49%) Atlassian
19 37 (0.49%) CA