Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 58 46
Rank change year-on-year -9 -12 +1
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 3,495 5,153 7,841
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.21% 4.53% 5.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 4.91% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,584 4,046 6,209
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,875 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,758 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £89,625 £90,000 £85,450
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.06% +2.11% +5.56%

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 76,792 104,892 137,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.14% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59,116 84,257 109,289
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £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 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -8 3,059 £57,500 +4.55% 692
UK excluding London -8 2,054 £47,500 -2.06% 486
London -12 1,231 £71,000 +5.97% 263
Work from Home +2 623 £57,750 +10.00% 137
South East -20 468 £52,500 +5.00% 110
Midlands +14 445 £47,500 +5.56% 90
North of England -28 430 £45,000 -5.26% 127
West Midlands +21 343 £47,500 +5.56% 59
South West -7 273 £45,000 +5.88% 46
North West -17 244 £45,000 -10.00% 78
Scotland +8 231 £47,538 -4.93% 34
Yorkshire -36 160 £45,000 -10.00% 36
East of England +6 149 £55,000 -4.73% 55
East Midlands -20 97 £50,000 +8.70% 29
Wales +2 38 £40,000 -4.76% 15
North East -11 26 £42,500 -8.60% 13
Northern Ireland +11 22 £40,000 -11.11% 9

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 2,093 (59.89%) Agile Software Development
2 954 (27.30%) C#
3 892 (25.52%) Azure
4 866 (24.78%) JavaScript
5 813 (23.26%) DevOps
6 808 (23.12%) SQL
7 776 (22.20%) .NET
8 765 (21.89%) Finance
9 732 (20.94%) Scrum
10 723 (20.69%) Java
11 666 (19.06%) AWS
12 628 (17.97%) Test Automation
13 618 (17.68%) Software Engineering
14 573 (16.39%) Microsoft
15 549 (15.71%) Python
16 499 (14.28%) TDD
17 493 (14.11%) JIRA
18 477 (13.65%) Git (software)
18 477 (13.65%) SQL Server
18 477 (13.65%) Docker
19 470 (13.45%) HTML
20 467 (13.36%) CSS
21 455 (13.02%) QA
22 454 (12.99%) Software Testing
23 441 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
24 428 (12.25%) Degree
25 394 (11.27%) Linux
26 369 (10.56%) AngularJS
27 357 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
28 347 (9.93%) Microservices

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
1 249 (7.12%) Confluence
2 59 (1.69%) Apache
3 57 (1.63%) Apache Spark
4 49 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
4 49 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 43 (1.23%) CMS
6 17 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (0.49%) SAS
7 15 (0.43%) IIS
8 12 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.31%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.23%) Drupal
10 8 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.20%) WordPress
12 6 (0.17%) Apache Airflow
13 5 (0.14%) GemFire
13 5 (0.14%) JBoss
13 5 (0.14%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 53 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.11%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.11%) Sketch
8 3 (0.086%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.086%) MadCap Flare
8 3 (0.086%) RoboHelp
8 3 (0.086%) Simulink
9 1 (0.029%) Figma
Business Applications
1 30 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
2 11 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
3 9 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.17%) Primavera
6 6 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.14%) Epicor Tropos
8 4 (0.11%) Magento
8 4 (0.11%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.11%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.086%) Elite 3E
9 3 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 892 (25.52%) Azure
2 666 (19.06%) AWS
3 237 (6.78%) SaaS
4 200 (5.72%) GCP
5 120 (3.43%) Power Platform
6 114 (3.26%) Serverless
7 107 (3.06%) GitHub
8 86 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 58 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
10 53 (1.52%) Microsoft 365
11 48 (1.37%) PaaS
12 47 (1.34%) PowerApps
13 39 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
14 33 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
14 33 (0.94%) Power Automate
15 31 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
16 28 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
17 27 (0.77%) IaaS
18 25 (0.72%) Amazon S3
18 25 (0.72%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 83 (2.37%) Firewall
2 68 (1.95%) IPv4
3 57 (1.63%) VPN
4 55 (1.57%) OSPF
4 55 (1.57%) VLAN
5 46 (1.32%) HTTP
6 34 (0.97%) Internet
7 21 (0.60%) Intranet
8 20 (0.57%) Software-Defined Radio
8 20 (0.57%) TCP/IP
9 14 (0.40%) DNS
10 11 (0.31%) Network Security
11 10 (0.29%) Skype
12 9 (0.26%) Wireless
13 8 (0.23%) Ethernet
13 8 (0.23%) VoIP
14 7 (0.20%) RTP
14 7 (0.20%) SpaceWire
15 6 (0.17%) SSH
15 6 (0.17%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 167 (4.78%) Relational Database
3 144 (4.12%) MySQL
4 130 (3.72%) NoSQL
5 105 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
6 97 (2.78%) Big Data
7 83 (2.37%) Power BI
8 80 (2.29%) MongoDB
9 69 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
10 60 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 57 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 46 (1.32%) Redis
13 38 (1.09%) Data Lake
14 33 (0.94%) Hadoop
15 28 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
16 27 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
16 27 (0.77%) RDBMS
17 26 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 25 (0.72%) Oracle Database
19 22 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 493 (14.11%) JIRA
2 477 (13.65%) Git (software)
3 241 (6.90%) Selenium
4 219 (6.27%) Jenkins
5 134 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 114 (3.26%) Cucumber
7 105 (3.00%) Visual Studio
8 103 (2.95%) TeamCity
9 83 (2.37%) SpecFlow
10 82 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
11 80 (2.29%) NUnit
11 80 (2.29%) Subversion
12 67 (1.92%) Postman
13 66 (1.89%) Maven
13 66 (1.89%) WebDriver
14 65 (1.86%) GitLab
15 58 (1.66%) Bitbucket
16 54 (1.55%) Artifactory
17 49 (1.40%) MSTest
18 45 (1.29%) Cypress.io
General
1 765 (21.89%) Finance
2 187 (5.35%) Banking
3 172 (4.92%) Marketing
4 108 (3.09%) Retail
5 86 (2.46%) Advertising
6 83 (2.37%) Games
7 77 (2.20%) Public Sector
8 70 (2.00%) Electronics
9 68 (1.95%) Law
10 50 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 46 (1.32%) Front Office
12 44 (1.26%) Telecoms
13 37 (1.06%) Legal
14 33 (0.94%) Automotive
14 33 (0.94%) Investment Banking
15 31 (0.89%) Publishing
16 28 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.63%) Aerospace
18 19 (0.54%) Back Office
18 19 (0.54%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1,267 (36.25%) Developer
2 339 (9.70%) Software Engineer
3 335 (9.59%) Analyst
4 312 (8.93%) Senior Developer
5 237 (6.78%) C# Developer
6 231 (6.61%) Software Developer
7 229 (6.55%) .NET Developer
8 208 (5.95%) Architect
9 195 (5.58%) Business Analyst
10 154 (4.41%) Java Developer
11 139 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
12 136 (3.89%) Project Manager
13 119 (3.40%) Full Stack Developer
14 118 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
15 112 (3.20%) Test Engineer
16 87 (2.49%) Lead Developer
16 87 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
17 83 (2.37%) Senior Software Engineer
18 79 (2.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 79 (2.26%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 776 (22.20%) .NET
2 470 (13.45%) HTML
3 467 (13.36%) CSS
4 369 (10.56%) AngularJS
5 316 (9.04%) React
6 300 (8.58%) .NET Core
7 291 (8.33%) Web Services
8 281 (8.04%) REST
9 266 (7.61%) RESTful
10 257 (7.35%) ASP.NET
11 251 (7.18%) Node.js
12 181 (5.18%) Spring
13 172 (4.92%) .NET Framework
14 136 (3.89%) HTML5
15 134 (3.83%) jQuery
16 124 (3.55%) Kafka
17 113 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
18 111 (3.18%) XML
19 107 (3.06%) Spring Boot
20 106 (3.03%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 297 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 229 (6.55%) User Experience
3 217 (6.21%) Mobile App
4 146 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
5 135 (3.86%) Management Information System
6 91 (2.60%) EPoS
7 85 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
8 72 (2.06%) Algorithms
8 72 (2.06%) Virtual Team
9 68 (1.95%) Cloud Native
9 68 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 64 (1.83%) Public Cloud
11 56 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 53 (1.52%) Hedge funds
13 39 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 38 (1.09%) Reinsurance
15 37 (1.06%) Derivative
16 33 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
17 31 (0.89%) Fixed Income
17 31 (0.89%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 394 (11.27%) Linux
2 280 (8.01%) Windows
3 116 (3.32%) Unix
4 97 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 86 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 63 (1.80%) Android
7 50 (1.43%) CentOS
8 46 (1.32%) Ubuntu
9 44 (1.26%) Windows Server 2016
10 12 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.086%) AIX
11 3 (0.086%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.086%) Solaris
11 3 (0.086%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.057%) Debian
12 2 (0.057%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.057%) VMS
13 1 (0.029%) Fedora
13 1 (0.029%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.029%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,093 (59.89%) Agile Software Development
2 813 (23.26%) DevOps
3 732 (20.94%) Scrum
4 628 (17.97%) Test Automation
5 618 (17.68%) Software Engineering
6 499 (14.28%) TDD
7 454 (12.99%) Software Testing
8 441 (12.62%) Problem-Solving
9 357 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
10 347 (9.93%) Microservices
11 300 (8.58%) BDD
12 295 (8.44%) Mentoring
13 274 (7.84%) Computer Science
14 263 (7.53%) OO
15 256 (7.32%) MVC
16 248 (7.10%) Project Management
17 239 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
18 237 (6.78%) Fintech
19 205 (5.87%) Waterfall
20 188 (5.38%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 954 (27.30%) C#
2 866 (24.78%) JavaScript
3 808 (23.12%) SQL
4 723 (20.69%) Java
5 549 (15.71%) Python
6 248 (7.10%) TypeScript
7 215 (6.15%) C++
8 149 (4.26%) PowerShell
9 130 (3.72%) PHP
10 128 (3.66%) Bash Shell
11 112 (3.20%) C
12 109 (3.12%) T-SQL
13 84 (2.40%) Go
14 74 (2.12%) Scala
15 73 (2.09%) Ruby
16 63 (1.80%) Apple Swift
17 53 (1.52%) Java 8
18 49 (1.40%) Objective-C
19 44 (1.26%) Shell Script
20 41 (1.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 428 (12.25%) Degree
2 134 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 124 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 119 (3.40%) ISTQB
5 96 (2.75%) SC Cleared
6 94 (2.69%) ISEB
7 65 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 23 (0.66%) GIAC
8 23 (0.66%) RHCE
9 22 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
10 21 (0.60%) AWS Certification
11 18 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (0.52%) CISSP
12 17 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.40%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.37%) PhD
14 13 (0.37%) PMI Certification
15 12 (0.34%) PMP
16 11 (0.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 10 (0.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 455 (13.02%) QA
2 45 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (0.97%) GDPR
4 24 (0.69%) PMO
5 22 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.63%) SLA
6 18 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.43%) CDISC
7 15 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 14 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 13 (0.37%) NCSC
10 12 (0.34%) WCAG
11 10 (0.29%) Good Clinical Practice
12 8 (0.23%) GRC
12 8 (0.23%) NIST
12 8 (0.23%) PSD2
13 6 (0.17%) ISO 20022
13 6 (0.17%) MISRA
13 6 (0.17%) MISRA C
System Software
1 477 (13.65%) Docker
2 119 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
4 39 (1.12%) Firmware
5 18 (0.52%) Active Directory
6 12 (0.34%) HDFS
7 7 (0.20%) vSphere
8 5 (0.14%) LXC
8 5 (0.14%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.086%) Microcode
10 3 (0.086%) Xen
11 2 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.029%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.029%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 324 (9.27%) Kubernetes
2 235 (6.72%) Terraform
3 226 (6.47%) Ansible
4 158 (4.52%) Puppet
5 78 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (1.00%) Rancher
7 21 (0.60%) Fortio
7 21 (0.60%) Istio
7 21 (0.60%) Kiali
8 20 (0.57%) Grafana
9 16 (0.46%) Kibana
9 16 (0.46%) Prometheus
10 14 (0.40%) Nagios
11 12 (0.34%) logstash
12 10 (0.29%) Graphite
13 9 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
13 9 (0.26%) HP Fortify
14 8 (0.23%) Salt
15 7 (0.20%) Opsview
15 7 (0.20%) Packer
Vendors
1 573 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 177 (5.06%) Oracle
3 133 (3.81%) VMware
4 114 (3.26%) Google
5 101 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
6 63 (1.80%) Atlassian
7 45 (1.29%) SAP
8 35 (1.00%) Xamarin
9 34 (0.97%) Apple
10 33 (0.94%) Twitter
11 30 (0.86%) Databricks
11 30 (0.86%) Red Hat
12 27 (0.77%) ServiceNow
13 25 (0.72%) EMC
13 25 (0.72%) IBM
14 22 (0.63%) Splunk
15 20 (0.57%) Yahoo!
16 18 (0.52%) PagerDuty
17 16 (0.46%) UiPath
18 15 (0.43%) Samsung