Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 39 50
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11 +3
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 7,998 10,921 9,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.01% 6.09% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.48% 6.62% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6,288 7,504 8,429
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 £83,900 £79,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 146,062 164,850 169,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.57% 91.90% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 115,602 130,935 141,046
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,250 £27,613
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -14 7,315 £52,500 +5.00% 1,034
UK excluding London -3 4,791 £48,000 +6.67% 812
London -20 3,081 £65,000 +7.44% 311
South East +11 1,561 £50,500 +1.00% 174
North of England -6 1,065 £45,000 - 220
North West -2 588 £45,000 - 103
Midlands -12 583 £45,000 +5.88% 152
South West -4 553 £45,000 +5.88% 102
East of England -20 474 £50,000 +5.26% 75
Scotland +3 446 £50,000 +11.11% 50
Yorkshire -13 428 £45,000 - 93
West Midlands -12 352 £45,000 +12.50% 84
East Midlands -10 233 £45,000 +5.88% 67
Wales -28 84 £46,500 +22.37% 31
North East -29 49 £37,500 -17.07% 24
Northern Ireland -27 36 £40,000 +45.45% 7

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 4,711 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 2,303 (28.79%) SQL
3 2,195 (27.44%) C#
4 2,122 (26.53%) Finance
5 2,121 (26.52%) Java
6 2,063 (25.79%) .NET
7 1,893 (23.67%) JavaScript
8 1,742 (21.78%) Scrum
9 1,391 (17.39%) Software Engineering
10 1,382 (17.28%) HTML
11 1,349 (16.87%) SQL Server
12 1,336 (16.70%) Degree
13 1,295 (16.19%) Microsoft
14 1,204 (15.05%) Test Automation
15 1,071 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
16 1,068 (13.35%) Project Management
17 1,060 (13.25%) CSS
18 990 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
19 989 (12.37%) TDD
20 970 (12.13%) AngularJS
21 957 (11.97%) QA
22 930 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
23 892 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
24 890 (11.13%) DevOps
25 861 (10.77%) Waterfall
26 819 (10.24%) Python
27 803 (10.04%) Web Services
28 802 (10.03%) Oracle
29 749 (9.36%) ASP.NET
30 747 (9.34%) OO

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
1 253 (3.16%) Confluence
2 200 (2.50%) IIS
3 185 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 179 (2.24%) CMS
5 144 (1.80%) Apache
6 135 (1.69%) Apache Spark
7 96 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 87 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 83 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
10 77 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
11 66 (0.83%) JBoss
12 50 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 49 (0.61%) Apache Solr
14 41 (0.51%) WebLogic
15 35 (0.44%) Ethereum
16 33 (0.41%) WordPress
17 25 (0.31%) EPiServer
18 23 (0.29%) Hyperledger
18 23 (0.29%) Umbraco
19 20 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 171 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 167 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
3 144 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
4 121 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 72 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.050%) EngageOne
7 4 (0.050%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.025%) InDesign
10 1 (0.013%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.013%) HipChat
10 1 (0.013%) Maya
10 1 (0.013%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 153 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 49 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
4 37 (0.46%) Magento
5 32 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
6 21 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 21 (0.26%) Scribe Insight
7 16 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
8 14 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 11 (0.14%) NetSuite
9 11 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 11 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
10 9 (0.11%) SAP FI
11 8 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
11 8 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.10%) Ripple
11 8 (0.10%) SAP CO
11 8 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 930 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 730 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
3 219 (2.74%) SaaS
4 163 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 136 (1.70%) GitHub
6 126 (1.58%) PaaS
7 80 (1.00%) IaaS
8 70 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
9 65 (0.81%) Serverless
10 64 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
11 55 (0.69%) Office 365
12 47 (0.59%) Amazon S3
13 45 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 39 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
14 39 (0.49%) npm
15 31 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
16 29 (0.36%) CloudBees
17 28 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 28 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
18 27 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 134 (1.68%) Internet
2 89 (1.11%) HTTP
3 68 (0.85%) Firewall
4 39 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 29 (0.36%) Network Security
6 27 (0.34%) SMS
7 26 (0.33%) DNS
8 23 (0.29%) SSL
9 21 (0.26%) AMQP
10 18 (0.23%) Intranet
10 18 (0.23%) VPN
10 18 (0.23%) Wireless
11 16 (0.20%) FTP
12 15 (0.19%) Software-Defined Networking
13 13 (0.16%) SAN
13 13 (0.16%) Skype
14 11 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
15 9 (0.11%) ATM
15 9 (0.11%) Broadband
15 9 (0.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,349 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 400 (5.00%) Big Data
3 384 (4.80%) Relational Database
4 357 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
5 356 (4.45%) NoSQL
6 322 (4.03%) MySQL
7 253 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 218 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 204 (2.55%) Hadoop
10 198 (2.48%) Oracle Database
11 175 (2.19%) MongoDB
12 160 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
13 130 (1.63%) RDBMS
14 120 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 101 (1.26%) Blockchain
16 97 (1.21%) Power BI
17 93 (1.16%) DB2
17 93 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
18 82 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
19 78 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 744 (9.30%) JIRA
2 701 (8.76%) Git (software)
3 553 (6.91%) Selenium
4 505 (6.31%) Jenkins
5 439 (5.49%) Visual Studio
6 341 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 272 (3.40%) Maven
8 240 (3.00%) Subversion
9 221 (2.76%) Cucumber
10 209 (2.61%) JUnit
11 182 (2.28%) TeamCity
12 163 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
13 131 (1.64%) WebDriver
14 123 (1.54%) SoapUI
15 115 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
16 114 (1.43%) NUnit
17 108 (1.35%) SpecFlow
18 105 (1.31%) JMeter
19 102 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 87 (1.09%) HP UFT
General
1 2,122 (26.53%) Finance
2 493 (6.16%) Banking
3 480 (6.00%) Retail
4 305 (3.81%) Marketing
5 205 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 179 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 169 (2.11%) Advertising
8 158 (1.98%) Financial Institution
9 148 (1.85%) Manufacturing
10 139 (1.74%) Games
11 122 (1.53%) Electronics
12 117 (1.46%) Front Office
13 116 (1.45%) Law
14 71 (0.89%) Legal
15 64 (0.80%) Back Office
16 57 (0.71%) Publishing
17 44 (0.55%) Military
18 38 (0.48%) Billing
18 38 (0.48%) Retail Banking
19 36 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,854 (35.68%) Developer
2 1,267 (15.84%) Analyst
3 718 (8.98%) Business Analyst
4 668 (8.35%) .NET Developer
5 583 (7.29%) Senior Developer
6 581 (7.26%) C# Developer
7 572 (7.15%) Java Developer
8 545 (6.81%) Software Developer
9 535 (6.69%) Software Engineer
10 494 (6.18%) Project Manager
11 446 (5.58%) Architect
12 322 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
13 253 (3.16%) Test Analyst
14 238 (2.98%) Consultant
15 220 (2.75%) Tester
16 206 (2.58%) Lead Developer
17 203 (2.54%) SQL Developer
18 194 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
19 190 (2.38%) Graduate
20 189 (2.36%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,063 (25.79%) .NET
2 1,382 (17.28%) HTML
3 1,060 (13.25%) CSS
4 970 (12.13%) AngularJS
5 803 (10.04%) Web Services
6 749 (9.36%) ASP.NET
7 555 (6.94%) XML
8 527 (6.59%) Spring
9 491 (6.14%) REST
10 470 (5.88%) HTML5
11 467 (5.84%) jQuery
12 434 (5.43%) RESTful
13 416 (5.20%) React
14 389 (4.86%) SOAP
15 365 (4.56%) ASP.NET Web API
16 363 (4.54%) Node.js
17 361 (4.51%) JSON
18 318 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC
19 301 (3.76%) .NET Framework
20 285 (3.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 892 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 426 (5.33%) User Experience
3 333 (4.16%) Mobile App
4 324 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
5 316 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
6 308 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
7 241 (3.01%) Fintech
8 240 (3.00%) Management Information System
9 207 (2.59%) Algorithms
10 120 (1.50%) Data Structures
11 115 (1.44%) Virtual Team
12 82 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
13 74 (0.93%) NHS
14 66 (0.83%) Equities
15 60 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 60 (0.75%) FMCG
16 58 (0.73%) Reinsurance
17 56 (0.70%) PMI
18 53 (0.66%) Data Centre
19 46 (0.58%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 721 (9.01%) Linux
2 640 (8.00%) Windows
3 368 (4.60%) Unix
4 206 (2.58%) Apple iOS
5 126 (1.58%) Android
6 96 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 55 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 50 (0.63%) CentOS
9 42 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 28 (0.35%) Windows 10
11 27 (0.34%) CoreOS
11 27 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.28%) AIX
13 18 (0.23%) Solaris
14 16 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 16 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.18%) Debian
16 13 (0.16%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (0.14%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,711 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1,742 (21.78%) Scrum
3 1,391 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 1,204 (15.05%) Test Automation
5 1,071 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
6 1,068 (13.35%) Project Management
7 990 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
8 989 (12.37%) TDD
9 890 (11.13%) DevOps
10 861 (10.77%) Waterfall
11 747 (9.34%) OO
12 736 (9.20%) MVC
13 667 (8.34%) Computer Science
14 635 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 625 (7.81%) Mentoring
16 554 (6.93%) Business Analysis
17 540 (6.75%) Continuous Improvement
18 478 (5.98%) BDD
19 474 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
20 464 (5.80%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2,303 (28.79%) SQL
2 2,195 (27.44%) C#
3 2,121 (26.52%) Java
4 1,893 (23.67%) JavaScript
5 819 (10.24%) Python
6 534 (6.68%) C++
7 365 (4.56%) PHP
8 346 (4.33%) T-SQL
9 280 (3.50%) C
10 242 (3.03%) Java 8
11 230 (2.88%) PowerShell
12 183 (2.29%) VB.NET
13 153 (1.91%) PL/SQL
14 140 (1.75%) VB
15 139 (1.74%) TypeScript
16 134 (1.68%) Perl
17 128 (1.60%) Ruby
18 121 (1.51%) Bash Shell
19 104 (1.30%) Scala
20 99 (1.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,336 (16.70%) Degree
2 321 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 289 (3.61%) ISEB
4 217 (2.71%) Security Cleared
5 203 (2.54%) ISTQB
6 157 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 108 (1.35%) PMI Certification
8 86 (1.08%) PMP
9 85 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 76 (0.95%) CISSP
11 58 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 57 (0.71%) Master's Degree
13 50 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 46 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
14 46 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 40 (0.50%) DV Cleared
16 37 (0.46%) PhD
17 27 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
18 25 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
19 20 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 957 (11.97%) QA
2 127 (1.59%) GDPR
3 84 (1.05%) PMO
4 63 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 61 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 34 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 29 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 23 (0.29%) SLA
9 22 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 21 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 13 (0.16%) WAI
12 12 (0.15%) COBIT
13 9 (0.11%) MiFID
13 9 (0.11%) PMBOK
14 8 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 8 (0.10%) PSD2
15 7 (0.088%) DICOM
15 7 (0.088%) PA-DSS
15 7 (0.088%) SAS 70
16 5 (0.063%) Basel III
System Software
1 411 (5.14%) Docker
2 97 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (1.19%) Active Directory
4 63 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (0.31%) Firmware
7 15 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 11 (0.14%) HDFS
9 11 (0.14%) LXC
10 8 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.088%) vSphere
12 5 (0.063%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.050%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.050%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.025%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.025%) Postfix
14 2 (0.025%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.025%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.013%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 228 (2.85%) Ansible
2 210 (2.63%) Puppet
3 177 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
4 135 (1.69%) Kubernetes
5 109 (1.36%) Terraform
6 48 (0.60%) HP ALM
7 39 (0.49%) Packer
8 37 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 36 (0.45%) Nagios
10 31 (0.39%) Graphite
11 27 (0.34%) Automic
12 18 (0.23%) Kibana
13 16 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
13 16 (0.20%) Grafana
14 13 (0.16%) logstash
15 12 (0.15%) Rancher
15 12 (0.15%) Salt
16 11 (0.14%) Mesos
17 10 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
17 10 (0.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,295 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 802 (10.03%) Oracle
3 269 (3.36%) SAP
4 220 (2.75%) Google
5 156 (1.95%) IBM
6 153 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
7 122 (1.53%) VMware
8 120 (1.50%) Tableau
9 78 (0.98%) HP
10 63 (0.79%) Xamarin
11 61 (0.76%) Splunk
12 58 (0.73%) TIBCO
13 56 (0.70%) Atlassian
13 56 (0.70%) Sybase
14 55 (0.69%) ServiceNow
15 47 (0.59%) Citrix
16 45 (0.56%) Sitecore
17 44 (0.55%) Informatica
18 42 (0.53%) Sun
18 42 (0.53%) WorldPay