Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK

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 29 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 53 50 65
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15 -2
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 4,481 5,508 8,853
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.34% 5.67% 5.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.16% 5.93% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,535 2,758 4,273
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £39,124
25th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,800 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.32% -2.72% +12.61%
75th Percentile £77,500 £80,625 £80,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +15.79%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,886 92,843 159,778
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 84.13% 95.56% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 60,763 54,795 82,800
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,000 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,899 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.69% +1.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +9.38%

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 29 May 2024.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the UK

SDLC
Top 18 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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +9 3,811 £55,000 -4.35% 424
Scotland +29 2,192 £65,000 -0.76% 46
England -65 2,086 £60,000 -1.48% 561
Work from Home -5 1,186 £60,000 -4.00% 343
London -75 574 £80,000 +6.67% 187
North of England -70 421 £55,000 -4.35% 109
South East -47 393 £57,500 - 66
South West -32 266 £57,500 +0.88% 69
Midlands -92 266 £55,000 - 82
North West -59 258 £60,000 +9.09% 74
West Midlands -95 147 £57,500 - 53
East of England -45 146 £50,000 -13.04% 30
East Midlands -56 118 £50,000 -9.09% 28
Yorkshire -66 117 £50,000 -13.04% 25
Wales +24 92 £50,000 +11.11% 13
North East -2 46 £61,250 +6.52% 11
Northern Ireland +26 34 £53,750 -6.52% 14
Isle of Man - 3 - -

SDLC
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 547 (12.21%) Apache Spark
2 136 (3.04%) Apache
3 131 (2.92%) Apache Airflow
4 98 (2.19%) FileNet
5 55 (1.23%) Camunda
6 53 (1.18%) Microsoft Exchange
7 50 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 46 (1.03%) nginx
9 39 (0.87%) SharePoint
10 31 (0.69%) Confluence
11 22 (0.49%) GemFire
12 17 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
13 16 (0.36%) SAS
14 11 (0.25%) CICS
15 9 (0.20%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.18%) CMS
17 7 (0.16%) IIS
17 7 (0.16%) Tomcat
18 6 (0.13%) Apache Pig
19 5 (0.11%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 71 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (0.69%) UserZoom
5 26 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
7 15 (0.33%) SPSS
8 6 (0.13%) Simulink
9 3 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.022%) Trello
10 1 (0.022%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 48 (1.07%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 42 (0.94%) Endur
3 14 (0.31%) NetSuite
4 13 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.11%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.11%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 4 (0.089%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.089%) Relativity
7 3 (0.067%) Salesforce CRM
7 3 (0.067%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.045%) Adaptiv
8 2 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.045%) SAP MII
8 2 (0.045%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.045%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.045%) Veritas eDiscovery
9 1 (0.022%) Maximo
9 1 (0.022%) Primavera
9 1 (0.022%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1,568 (34.99%) AWS
2 724 (16.16%) Azure
3 208 (4.64%) GCP
4 160 (3.57%) Azure DevOps
5 153 (3.41%) SaaS
6 141 (3.15%) Amazon S3
7 132 (2.95%) Amazon EKS
8 122 (2.72%) GitHub
9 111 (2.48%) Serverless
10 100 (2.23%) Amazon SQS
11 93 (2.08%) Datadog
12 81 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
13 76 (1.70%) Amazon ECS
14 75 (1.67%) Power Platform
15 68 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
15 68 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
16 62 (1.38%) PaaS
17 54 (1.21%) Amazon EMR
17 54 (1.21%) Microsoft 365
18 53 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 82 (1.83%) Kerberos
2 59 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 58 (1.29%) DNS
4 48 (1.07%) SSL
5 46 (1.03%) BGP
6 21 (0.47%) Firewall
7 19 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (0.40%) Internet
9 17 (0.38%) DSL
9 17 (0.38%) Network Security
10 16 (0.36%) Wireless
11 14 (0.31%) Bluetooth
12 13 (0.29%) VPN
13 9 (0.20%) HTTP
13 9 (0.20%) MQTT
14 8 (0.18%) Broadband
14 8 (0.18%) Ethernet
14 8 (0.18%) NGFW
14 8 (0.18%) Profibus
14 8 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 712 (15.89%) NoSQL
2 488 (10.89%) Big Data
3 303 (6.76%) Relational Database
4 256 (5.71%) SQL Server
5 202 (4.51%) Hadoop
6 145 (3.24%) Apache Hive
7 142 (3.17%) RDBMS
8 139 (3.10%) MongoDB
9 137 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
10 126 (2.81%) MySQL
11 120 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
12 100 (2.23%) HBase
13 97 (2.16%) Metadata
14 93 (2.08%) Oracle Database
15 86 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
16 83 (1.85%) Data Lake
17 75 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
18 71 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
19 53 (1.18%) Power BI
20 50 (1.12%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 386 (8.61%) Git
2 377 (8.41%) Jenkins
3 229 (5.11%) JUnit
4 212 (4.73%) JIRA
5 108 (2.41%) Jasmine
6 86 (1.92%) Cypress.io
7 85 (1.90%) Bitbucket Server
8 84 (1.87%) Selenium
9 83 (1.85%) Bitbucket
10 82 (1.83%) Maven
11 67 (1.50%) Artifactory
12 63 (1.41%) WebDriver
13 60 (1.34%) Karma Test Runner
13 60 (1.34%) Protractor
14 52 (1.16%) Postman
15 50 (1.12%) Mockito
16 46 (1.03%) Visual Studio
17 44 (0.98%) GitLab
18 40 (0.89%) JMeter
19 35 (0.78%) Gradle
General
1 2,489 (55.55%) Finance
2 2,214 (49.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 2,122 (47.36%) Law
4 1,206 (26.91%) Marketing
5 823 (18.37%) Social Skills
6 705 (15.73%) Legal
7 476 (10.62%) Banking
8 339 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
9 331 (7.39%) Investment Banking
10 245 (5.47%) Financial Institution
11 192 (4.28%) Influencing Skills
12 113 (2.52%) Retail
13 103 (2.30%) Public Sector
14 89 (1.99%) Aerospace
15 81 (1.81%) Games
16 74 (1.65%) Presentation Skills
17 66 (1.47%) Electronics
18 60 (1.34%) Manufacturing
19 55 (1.23%) Private Banking
20 40 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2,128 (47.49%) Software Engineer
2 936 (20.89%) Lead
3 716 (15.98%) Java Engineer
4 700 (15.62%) Developer
5 699 (15.60%) Java Software Engineer
6 650 (14.51%) Senior
7 632 (14.10%) Lead Software Engineer
8 361 (8.06%) Full Stack Engineer
9 342 (7.63%) Python Engineer
10 340 (7.59%) Big Data Engineer
10 340 (7.59%) Big Data Software Engineer
11 329 (7.34%) Python Software Engineer
12 307 (6.85%) Full Stack Software Engineer
13 298 (6.65%) AWS Engineer
13 298 (6.65%) Senior Software Engineer
14 293 (6.54%) AWS Software Engineer
15 273 (6.09%) Project Manager
16 244 (5.45%) Lead Java Engineer
17 224 (5.00%) Scala Engineer
17 224 (5.00%) Scala Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 688 (15.35%) React
2 677 (15.11%) Spring
3 566 (12.63%) AngularJS
4 477 (10.64%) .NET
5 429 (9.57%) Spring Boot
6 385 (8.59%) Kafka
7 345 (7.70%) HTML
8 309 (6.90%) CSS
9 306 (6.83%) Node.js
10 302 (6.74%) JSON
11 275 (6.14%) RESTful
12 260 (5.80%) J2EE
13 236 (5.27%) Web Services
14 230 (5.13%) Hibernate
15 223 (4.98%) REST
16 208 (4.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 180 (4.02%) PySpark
18 175 (3.91%) XML
19 173 (3.86%) JMS
20 166 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 793 (17.70%) Algorithms
2 738 (16.47%) Cloud Native
3 292 (6.52%) Public Cloud
4 226 (5.04%) Management Information System
5 216 (4.82%) Product Ownership
6 179 (3.99%) Onboarding
7 123 (2.74%) Reference Data
8 111 (2.48%) Data Structures
9 110 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
10 108 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
11 86 (1.92%) Market Risk
12 82 (1.83%) Distributed Applications
13 74 (1.65%) Mobile App
14 73 (1.63%) Distributed Systems
15 66 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
16 65 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
17 57 (1.27%) Blockchain
18 48 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
19 44 (0.98%) e-Learning
20 43 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 327 (7.30%) Linux
2 164 (3.66%) Unix
3 81 (1.81%) Windows
4 63 (1.41%) Android
5 52 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 15 (0.33%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
9 7 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.11%) ThreadX
11 4 (0.089%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.067%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.067%) VMS
12 3 (0.067%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 3 (0.067%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.045%) Solaris
13 2 (0.045%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.045%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.045%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.022%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,393 (75.72%) Agile
2 2,645 (59.03%) Software Engineering
3 2,167 (48.36%) CI/CD
4 1,737 (38.76%) Operational Stability
5 1,345 (30.02%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1,290 (28.79%) Machine Learning
7 1,219 (27.20%) Community of Practice
8 964 (21.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 837 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
10 805 (17.96%) Visualisation
11 687 (15.33%) Risk Management
12 686 (15.31%) Microservices
13 648 (14.46%) DevOps
14 641 (14.30%) Full Stack Development
15 560 (12.50%) Computer Science
16 541 (12.07%) Decision-Making
17 522 (11.65%) Project Management
18 502 (11.20%) Continuous Delivery
19 470 (10.49%) Test Automation
20 450 (10.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,912 (42.67%) Java
2 1,411 (31.49%) SQL
3 1,107 (24.70%) Python
4 684 (15.26%) JavaScript
5 501 (11.18%) C#
6 349 (7.79%) Scala
7 301 (6.72%) TypeScript
8 160 (3.57%) PL/SQL
9 146 (3.26%) C++
10 145 (3.24%) C
11 134 (2.99%) Go
12 86 (1.92%) Kotlin
13 72 (1.61%) PHP
14 71 (1.58%) Bash
15 65 (1.45%) Prolog
15 65 (1.45%) SPARQL
16 63 (1.41%) VB
17 50 (1.12%) T-SQL
18 46 (1.03%) PowerShell
19 39 (0.87%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 527 (11.76%) Degree
2 258 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 203 (4.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 118 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 84 (1.87%) Master's Degree
6 72 (1.61%) Azure Certification
7 69 (1.54%) DV Cleared
8 65 (1.45%) AWS Certification
9 49 (1.09%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
10 45 (1.00%) PMI Certification
11 31 (0.69%) ISTQB
12 30 (0.67%) CISSP
13 24 (0.54%) CISM
14 23 (0.51%) PMP
15 22 (0.49%) DBS Check
16 20 (0.45%) ISEB
17 19 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
17 19 (0.42%) PhD
18 12 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
19 11 (0.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (5.47%) QA
2 75 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 71 (1.58%) SLA
4 60 (1.34%) Accessibility
5 47 (1.05%) PMO
6 34 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (0.71%) NIST
8 31 (0.69%) Actionable Recommendations
9 17 (0.38%) ISO 13485
10 14 (0.31%) ISO 9000
11 12 (0.27%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 8 (0.18%) GDPR
12 8 (0.18%) IEC 62304
13 7 (0.16%) COBIT
13 7 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 7 (0.16%) PCI DSS
14 6 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
14 6 (0.13%) TickIT
14 6 (0.13%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 335 (7.48%) Docker
2 115 (2.57%) HDFS
3 86 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 57 (1.27%) Firmware
5 22 (0.49%) Embedded Firmware
6 11 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
6 11 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.25%) vSphere
7 8 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.045%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.022%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 556 (12.41%) Kubernetes
2 365 (8.15%) Terraform
3 158 (3.53%) Grafana
4 90 (2.01%) Ansible
5 73 (1.63%) Prometheus
6 34 (0.76%) Kibana
7 21 (0.47%) HAProxy
7 21 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
7 21 (0.47%) Zipkin
8 11 (0.25%) Progress Chef
9 7 (0.16%) Graphite
9 7 (0.16%) Puppet
10 6 (0.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 5 (0.11%) Control-M
12 4 (0.089%) Argo
12 4 (0.089%) Functional Safety
12 4 (0.089%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.089%) Packer
13 3 (0.067%) Salt
13 3 (0.067%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 523 (11.67%) Oracle
2 301 (6.72%) Microsoft
3 253 (5.65%) Databricks
4 149 (3.33%) Splunk
5 134 (2.99%) Dynatrace
6 131 (2.92%) Google
7 90 (2.01%) Informatica
8 79 (1.76%) Cloudera
9 70 (1.56%) IBM
10 60 (1.34%) Sybase
11 56 (1.25%) Alteryx
12 49 (1.09%) Red Hat
13 48 (1.07%) Sparx
14 45 (1.00%) SAP
15 42 (0.94%) OpenLink
15 42 (0.94%) TIBCO
16 40 (0.89%) Salesforce
17 31 (0.69%) Atlassian
17 31 (0.69%) Qualtrics
18 19 (0.42%) Pega