Period
to 15 February 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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 45 49
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 +3
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 7,787 9,658 9,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.14% 5.49% 5.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.60% 5.98% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 6,221 7,377 7,837
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 139,020 161,418 160,496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.74% 91.84% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 109,576 131,052 132,437
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 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 -3 7,111 £52,500 +5.00% 1,170
UK excluding London -1 4,676 £47,500 +5.56% 912
London +1 2,986 £65,000 +5.69% 365
South East +7 1,450 £52,000 +9.47% 206
North of England -4 1,007 £45,000 - 245
Midlands +2 643 £47,500 +16.92% 156
South West +3 586 £45,000 +5.88% 104
North West -5 567 £45,000 - 131
East of England -17 442 £50,000 - 94
Scotland -3 434 £50,000 - 55
West Midlands +7 429 £47,500 +18.75% 91
Yorkshire -9 405 £45,000 - 99
East Midlands -13 218 £50,000 +14.29% 65
Wales -15 83 £45,000 +14.65% 35
Northern Ireland -17 44 £40,000 +20.30% 16
North East -30 35 £40,000 -20.00% 15

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 4,557 (58.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2,246 (28.84%) C#
3 2,184 (28.05%) SQL
4 2,102 (26.99%) .NET
5 1,926 (24.73%) Java
6 1,904 (24.45%) Finance
7 1,840 (23.63%) JavaScript
8 1,612 (20.70%) Scrum
9 1,364 (17.52%) Microsoft
10 1,342 (17.23%) SQL Server
11 1,340 (17.21%) Software Engineering
12 1,301 (16.71%) HTML
13 1,189 (15.27%) Degree
14 1,128 (14.49%) Test Automation
15 1,062 (13.64%) CSS
16 990 (12.71%) Microsoft Azure
17 976 (12.53%) Project Management
18 973 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
19 946 (12.15%) QA
20 910 (11.69%) AngularJS
21 904 (11.61%) TDD
22 895 (11.49%) DevOps
23 890 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
24 812 (10.43%) Python
25 811 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
26 795 (10.21%) Waterfall
27 788 (10.12%) ASP.NET
28 746 (9.58%) JIRA
29 745 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
30 740 (9.50%) Oracle

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
1 234 (3.01%) Confluence
2 212 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 187 (2.40%) IIS
4 153 (1.96%) CMS
5 143 (1.84%) Apache Spark
6 138 (1.77%) Apache
7 96 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
8 91 (1.17%) Tomcat
9 79 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 75 (0.96%) WebSphere
11 69 (0.89%) JBoss
12 38 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 37 (0.48%) Apache Solr
14 35 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 33 (0.42%) EPiServer
16 30 (0.39%) nginx
17 23 (0.30%) Ethereum
18 22 (0.28%) Drupal
19 21 (0.27%) WordPress
20 20 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 170 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
2 169 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 139 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 131 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
5 79 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.051%) EngageOne
7 4 (0.051%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.039%) InVision
9 2 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.026%) SPSS
10 1 (0.013%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.013%) HipChat
10 1 (0.013%) Maya
10 1 (0.013%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 178 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 64 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.33%) Magento
4 24 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 21 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 19 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 14 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 13 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 12 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 12 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
10 11 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
11 10 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
11 10 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
12 9 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
12 9 (0.12%) SAP CO
12 9 (0.12%) SAP FI
12 9 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
12 9 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
13 8 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 990 (12.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 745 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
3 208 (2.67%) SaaS
4 186 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 123 (1.58%) GitHub
6 112 (1.44%) PaaS
7 86 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
8 65 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 64 (0.82%) IaaS
9 64 (0.82%) Serverless
10 48 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 46 (0.59%) Amazon S3
11 46 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 45 (0.58%) Office 365
13 36 (0.46%) npm
14 35 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
14 35 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
15 31 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
16 28 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
17 26 (0.33%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 100 (1.28%) Internet
2 85 (1.09%) HTTP
3 57 (0.73%) TCP/IP
4 39 (0.50%) Firewall
5 35 (0.45%) SSL
6 30 (0.39%) AMQP
7 28 (0.36%) Network Security
8 26 (0.33%) Wireless
9 21 (0.27%) LAN
9 21 (0.27%) WAN
10 19 (0.24%) DNS
11 15 (0.19%) Intranet
12 14 (0.18%) FTP
13 12 (0.15%) VPN
14 11 (0.14%) HTTPS
14 11 (0.14%) Modbus
14 11 (0.14%) MQTT
15 9 (0.12%) Skype
15 9 (0.12%) SSH
16 8 (0.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,342 (17.23%) SQL Server
2 344 (4.42%) Relational Database
3 326 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
4 297 (3.81%) MySQL
5 286 (3.67%) NoSQL
6 279 (3.58%) Big Data
7 261 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 232 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 188 (2.41%) Hadoop
10 161 (2.07%) Oracle Database
11 156 (2.00%) MongoDB
12 127 (1.63%) RDBMS
13 125 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 117 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
15 107 (1.37%) Power BI
16 91 (1.17%) DB2
17 79 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
18 77 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
19 69 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
20 67 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 746 (9.58%) JIRA
2 734 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 551 (7.08%) Jenkins
4 508 (6.52%) Selenium
5 438 (5.62%) Visual Studio
6 363 (4.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 252 (3.24%) Maven
8 248 (3.18%) Subversion
9 240 (3.08%) Cucumber
10 194 (2.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 186 (2.39%) JUnit
12 179 (2.30%) TeamCity
13 153 (1.96%) WebDriver
14 129 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
15 127 (1.63%) SoapUI
16 109 (1.40%) JMeter
17 100 (1.28%) HP UFT
18 96 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 90 (1.16%) NUnit
20 87 (1.12%) Gradle
General
1 1,904 (24.45%) Finance
2 446 (5.73%) Banking
3 412 (5.29%) Retail
4 290 (3.72%) Marketing
5 208 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 200 (2.57%) Advertising
7 147 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 114 (1.46%) Games
9 111 (1.43%) Electronics
10 102 (1.31%) Front Office
11 85 (1.09%) Law
12 72 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 71 (0.91%) Investment Banking
14 66 (0.85%) Publishing
15 62 (0.80%) Back Office
16 53 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 52 (0.67%) Legal
18 51 (0.65%) Military
19 45 (0.58%) Retail Banking
20 24 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,857 (36.69%) Developer
2 1,193 (15.32%) Analyst
3 722 (9.27%) .NET Developer
4 668 (8.58%) Business Analyst
5 613 (7.87%) C# Developer
6 577 (7.41%) Software Developer
7 560 (7.19%) Senior Developer
8 528 (6.78%) Java Developer
9 503 (6.46%) Software Engineer
10 454 (5.83%) Project Manager
11 407 (5.23%) Architect
12 359 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
13 238 (3.06%) Test Analyst
14 206 (2.65%) SQL Developer
15 202 (2.59%) Consultant
16 200 (2.57%) Senior Analyst
17 197 (2.53%) Tester
18 190 (2.44%) Test Engineer
19 187 (2.40%) Junior
20 179 (2.30%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,102 (26.99%) .NET
2 1,301 (16.71%) HTML
3 1,062 (13.64%) CSS
4 910 (11.69%) AngularJS
5 788 (10.12%) ASP.NET
6 717 (9.21%) Web Services
7 537 (6.90%) XML
8 500 (6.42%) Spring
9 478 (6.14%) jQuery
10 452 (5.80%) REST
11 447 (5.74%) HTML5
12 439 (5.64%) React
13 409 (5.25%) RESTful
14 399 (5.12%) JSON
15 386 (4.96%) Node.js
16 362 (4.65%) SOAP
17 338 (4.34%) ASP.NET Web API
18 323 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC
19 299 (3.84%) .NET Framework
20 232 (2.98%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 811 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 401 (5.15%) User Experience
3 298 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
4 297 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
5 287 (3.69%) Mobile App
6 271 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
7 248 (3.18%) Fintech
8 220 (2.83%) Management Information System
9 191 (2.45%) Algorithms
10 102 (1.31%) Data Structures
11 96 (1.23%) Virtual Team
12 83 (1.07%) NHS
13 65 (0.83%) FMCG
14 61 (0.78%) PMI
15 55 (0.71%) Reinsurance
16 50 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
17 43 (0.55%) Data Centre
17 43 (0.55%) Public Cloud
18 39 (0.50%) Client/Server
19 37 (0.48%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 675 (8.67%) Linux
2 641 (8.23%) Windows
3 335 (4.30%) Unix
4 189 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 118 (1.52%) Android
6 115 (1.48%) Windows Server
7 59 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (0.54%) AIX
9 39 (0.50%) CentOS
10 37 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (0.46%) Windows 10
12 35 (0.45%) Ubuntu
13 26 (0.33%) CoreOS
14 23 (0.30%) Windows 7
15 20 (0.26%) DC/OS
15 20 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 17 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 16 (0.21%) Solaris
18 15 (0.19%) Debian
19 11 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,557 (58.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,612 (20.70%) Scrum
3 1,340 (17.21%) Software Engineering
4 1,128 (14.49%) Test Automation
5 976 (12.53%) Project Management
6 973 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 904 (11.61%) TDD
8 895 (11.49%) DevOps
9 890 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
10 795 (10.21%) Waterfall
11 732 (9.40%) MVC
12 642 (8.24%) Computer Science
13 641 (8.23%) OO
14 623 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 609 (7.82%) Mentoring
16 483 (6.20%) Business Analysis
17 474 (6.09%) Continuous Improvement
18 458 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
19 440 (5.65%) BDD
20 427 (5.48%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,246 (28.84%) C#
2 2,184 (28.05%) SQL
3 1,926 (24.73%) Java
4 1,840 (23.63%) JavaScript
5 812 (10.43%) Python
6 517 (6.64%) C++
7 350 (4.49%) PHP
8 343 (4.40%) C
9 255 (3.27%) T-SQL
10 234 (3.01%) Java 8
11 224 (2.88%) VB.NET
12 209 (2.68%) PowerShell
13 160 (2.05%) VB
14 159 (2.04%) PL/SQL
15 146 (1.87%) Bash Shell
16 135 (1.73%) Perl
17 134 (1.72%) Ruby
18 132 (1.70%) TypeScript
19 126 (1.62%) Scala
20 120 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,189 (15.27%) Degree
2 306 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 282 (3.62%) Security Cleared
4 272 (3.49%) ISEB
5 220 (2.83%) SC Cleared
6 181 (2.32%) ISTQB
7 113 (1.45%) PMI Certification
8 103 (1.32%) PMP
9 80 (1.03%) CISSP
9 80 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 59 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 57 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 55 (0.71%) PhD
13 54 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
14 53 (0.68%) DV Cleared
15 36 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
16 28 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
17 27 (0.35%) CISM
18 22 (0.28%) CISA
18 22 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 946 (12.15%) QA
2 140 (1.80%) GDPR
3 87 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 74 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 69 (0.89%) PMO
6 38 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 31 (0.40%) SLA
8 26 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 25 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 23 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 14 (0.18%) JSP 440
12 11 (0.14%) PA-DSS
12 11 (0.14%) SAS 70
13 10 (0.13%) WAI
14 8 (0.10%) PMBOK
14 8 (0.10%) Web Application Security Consortium
15 5 (0.064%) COBIT
15 5 (0.064%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.051%) SEPA
16 4 (0.051%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 470 (6.04%) Docker
2 101 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 87 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 47 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (0.30%) Firmware
7 21 (0.27%) VirtualBox
8 14 (0.18%) LXC
9 13 (0.17%) XenApp
10 9 (0.12%) HDFS
11 7 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.090%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.077%) vSphere
13 5 (0.064%) Varnish
14 4 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.051%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.039%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.039%) Postfix
16 2 (0.026%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (0.026%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 242 (3.11%) Puppet
2 229 (2.94%) Ansible
3 176 (2.26%) Kubernetes
4 173 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
5 120 (1.54%) Terraform
6 71 (0.91%) HP ALM
7 39 (0.50%) Nagios
8 38 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
9 37 (0.48%) Graphite
10 35 (0.45%) Packer
11 26 (0.33%) Automic
12 25 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
13 23 (0.30%) Rancher
14 22 (0.28%) Grafana
15 12 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
16 11 (0.14%) Prometheus
16 11 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
17 10 (0.13%) Control-M
18 9 (0.12%) Mesos
19 6 (0.077%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1,364 (17.52%) Microsoft
2 740 (9.50%) Oracle
3 231 (2.97%) Google
4 229 (2.94%) SAP
5 153 (1.96%) IBM
6 129 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
7 116 (1.49%) Tableau
8 103 (1.32%) HP
9 101 (1.30%) VMware
10 99 (1.27%) Splunk
11 56 (0.72%) Xamarin
12 50 (0.64%) Informatica
13 47 (0.60%) Sitecore
14 46 (0.59%) Citrix
15 44 (0.57%) Atlassian
16 39 (0.50%) Red Hat
17 37 (0.48%) Cognos
17 37 (0.48%) WorldPay
18 36 (0.46%) AppDynamics
18 36 (0.46%) ServiceNow