Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 51 47
Rank change year-on-year -24 -4 -10
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 1,917 6,960 8,734
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.98% 4.96% 5.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.30% 5.38% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,770 5,640 6,988
Median annual salary £57,500 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.48% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 44,591 129,456 153,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.56% 92.20% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 36,331 101,607 122,469
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,057 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020. 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 -19 1,763 £60,000 +9.09% 441
UK excluding London -31 1,087 £50,000 +5.26% 330
London -20 793 £75,000 +15.38% 143
North of England 0 333 £50,000 +11.11% 88
South East -46 248 £55,000 +4.76% 63
Work from Home +12 243 £60,000 +14.29% 81
North West -7 190 £50,000 +11.11% 53
Midlands -19 151 £52,500 +16.67% 66
South West -10 142 £42,500 -5.56% 43
West Midlands +1 108 £52,500 +16.67% 49
Yorkshire +20 104 £50,000 +11.11% 26
Scotland -10 87 £52,500 +5.00% 24
East of England +1 85 £60,000 +9.09% 37
East Midlands -31 42 £47,500 +5.56% 17
North East +22 38 £41,750 -0.60% 9
Wales -29 23 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Northern Ireland +14 13 £36,250 -23.68% 4
Isle of Man - 5 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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 1,050 (54.77%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (27.70%) SQL
3 522 (27.23%) Finance
4 519 (27.07%) JavaScript
5 499 (26.03%) .NET
6 487 (25.40%) C#
7 444 (23.16%) Azure
8 436 (22.74%) Java
9 349 (18.21%) DevOps
10 339 (17.68%) AWS
11 320 (16.69%) Software Engineering
12 299 (15.60%) SQL Server
13 297 (15.49%) Scrum
14 286 (14.92%) Test Automation
15 278 (14.50%) Microsoft
16 273 (14.24%) CSS
17 272 (14.19%) HTML
18 268 (13.98%) Python
19 248 (12.94%) Degree
20 240 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
21 223 (11.63%) TDD
22 217 (11.32%) QA
23 211 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
24 205 (10.69%) OO
25 204 (10.64%) Git (software)
26 194 (10.12%) AngularJS
27 193 (10.07%) Docker
28 174 (9.08%) MVC
29 167 (8.71%) Microservices
30 161 (8.40%) React

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 65 (3.39%) Confluence
2 36 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 34 (1.77%) CMS
4 32 (1.67%) Apache
5 28 (1.46%) Apache Spark
6 27 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
7 23 (1.20%) IIS
8 10 (0.52%) EPiServer
9 9 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (0.47%) WordPress
10 8 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.31%) Liferay
11 6 (0.31%) SAS
11 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.26%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.21%) K2 blackpearl
14 3 (0.16%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.16%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 47 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.47%) InVision
7 9 (0.47%) Sketch
8 7 (0.37%) Simulink
9 6 (0.31%) TargetLink
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.10%) Windchill
11 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.47%) Magento
3 7 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.26%) Maximo
5 5 (0.26%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (0.21%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.21%) Shopify
7 3 (0.16%) Actimize
7 3 (0.16%) Endur
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.052%) Primavera
9 1 (0.052%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.052%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.052%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 444 (23.16%) Azure
2 339 (17.68%) AWS
3 133 (6.94%) SaaS
4 105 (5.48%) GCP
5 74 (3.86%) Serverless
6 69 (3.60%) Power Platform
7 49 (2.56%) PaaS
8 42 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 41 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
10 40 (2.09%) GitHub
11 33 (1.72%) Office 365
12 29 (1.51%) IaaS
13 27 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
14 25 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
15 22 (1.15%) Heroku
16 21 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
17 17 (0.89%) Sauce Labs
18 15 (0.78%) BrowserStack
19 14 (0.73%) PowerApps
19 14 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.51%) Internet
2 26 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.83%) Firewall
4 13 (0.68%) HTTP
4 13 (0.68%) Network Security
5 12 (0.63%) RS-232
5 12 (0.63%) RS-485
6 11 (0.57%) LAN
6 11 (0.57%) SNMP
7 10 (0.52%) Wireless
8 9 (0.47%) DNS
8 9 (0.47%) Kerberos
9 8 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (0.37%) Broadband
10 7 (0.37%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.37%) SAN
10 7 (0.37%) Skype
10 7 (0.37%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (0.31%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 120 (6.26%) NoSQL
3 119 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
4 103 (5.37%) Relational Database
5 88 (4.59%) MySQL
6 68 (3.55%) MongoDB
7 62 (3.23%) Data Lake
8 57 (2.97%) Power BI
9 47 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 47 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 46 (2.40%) Big Data
11 42 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
11 42 (2.19%) RDBMS
12 30 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 24 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (1.20%) Hadoop
15 22 (1.15%) Snowflake Schema
16 21 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
16 21 (1.10%) Redis
16 21 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 204 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 159 (8.29%) JIRA
3 120 (6.26%) Selenium
4 76 (3.96%) Jenkins
5 66 (3.44%) Cucumber
6 55 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (1.88%) Subversion
8 35 (1.83%) Visual Studio
9 30 (1.56%) SoapUI
10 27 (1.41%) Bitbucket
11 26 (1.36%) SpecFlow
12 25 (1.30%) TeamCity
13 21 (1.10%) Maven
14 20 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
15 17 (0.89%) eggPlant
15 17 (0.89%) NUnit
16 15 (0.78%) JMeter
16 15 (0.78%) Postman
16 15 (0.78%) WebDriver
17 14 (0.73%) PHPUnit
General
1 522 (27.23%) Finance
2 121 (6.31%) Banking
3 78 (4.07%) Retail
4 45 (2.35%) Marketing
5 39 (2.03%) Front Office
6 35 (1.83%) Public Sector
7 30 (1.56%) Games
8 29 (1.51%) Legal
8 29 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.36%) Back Office
10 22 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 19 (0.99%) Electronics
11 19 (0.99%) Law
12 15 (0.78%) Aerospace
13 13 (0.68%) Automotive
14 12 (0.63%) Investment Banking
15 11 (0.57%) Advertising
15 11 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.52%) Publishing
17 9 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 705 (36.78%) Developer
2 235 (12.26%) Analyst
3 186 (9.70%) Software Engineer
4 182 (9.49%) Senior Developer
5 147 (7.67%) .NET Developer
6 140 (7.30%) Business Analyst
7 105 (5.48%) Java Developer
8 94 (4.90%) Software Developer
9 87 (4.54%) Architect
10 86 (4.49%) C# Developer
11 67 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
12 61 (3.18%) Java Engineer
12 61 (3.18%) Tester
13 59 (3.08%) Lead Developer
14 58 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
15 53 (2.76%) C# .NET Developer
15 53 (2.76%) Project Manager
16 47 (2.45%) Senior .NET Developer
17 44 (2.30%) Data Engineer
18 40 (2.09%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (26.03%) .NET
2 273 (14.24%) CSS
3 272 (14.19%) HTML
4 194 (10.12%) AngularJS
5 161 (8.40%) React
6 160 (8.35%) ASP.NET
7 150 (7.82%) .NET Core
8 138 (7.20%) REST
9 127 (6.62%) .NET Framework
10 122 (6.36%) Node.js
11 112 (5.84%) Web Services
12 105 (5.48%) jQuery
13 92 (4.80%) XML
14 86 (4.49%) Spring
15 80 (4.17%) HTML5
16 79 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
17 73 (3.81%) RESTful
18 71 (3.70%) Kafka
19 69 (3.60%) SOAP
20 68 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 211 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (6.57%) User Experience
3 89 (4.64%) Greenfield Project
4 76 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
5 69 (3.60%) Data Structures
6 62 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 51 (2.66%) Mobile App
8 45 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
9 41 (2.14%) Client/Server
10 37 (1.93%) Algorithms
10 37 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 36 (1.88%) Fixed Income
12 32 (1.67%) Hedge funds
13 29 (1.51%) Reinsurance
14 21 (1.10%) Mainframe
14 21 (1.10%) Social Network
15 19 (0.99%) Virtual Team
16 18 (0.94%) N-Tier
16 18 (0.94%) Public Cloud
17 16 (0.83%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 151 (7.88%) Linux
2 143 (7.46%) Windows
3 40 (2.09%) Unix
4 27 (1.41%) Android
4 27 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 16 (0.83%) Windows 10
6 12 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.37%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.10%) Robot Operating System
10 2 (0.10%) Solaris
10 2 (0.10%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.052%) AIX
11 1 (0.052%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.052%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,050 (54.77%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (18.21%) DevOps
3 320 (16.69%) Software Engineering
4 297 (15.49%) Scrum
5 286 (14.92%) Test Automation
6 240 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
7 223 (11.63%) TDD
8 205 (10.69%) OO
9 174 (9.08%) MVC
10 167 (8.71%) Microservices
11 158 (8.24%) Project Management
12 154 (8.03%) Fintech
13 152 (7.93%) Computer Science
13 152 (7.93%) Waterfall
14 137 (7.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 137 (7.15%) Mentoring
15 129 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
16 125 (6.52%) Business Analysis
17 123 (6.42%) BDD
18 119 (6.21%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 531 (27.70%) SQL
2 519 (27.07%) JavaScript
3 487 (25.40%) C#
4 436 (22.74%) Java
5 268 (13.98%) Python
6 125 (6.52%) C++
7 84 (4.38%) T-SQL
8 78 (4.07%) PHP
9 71 (3.70%) TypeScript
10 67 (3.50%) C
11 64 (3.34%) Go
12 49 (2.56%) PowerShell
13 39 (2.03%) Scala
14 36 (1.88%) Java 8
15 29 (1.51%) Apex Code
16 28 (1.46%) Bash Shell
17 24 (1.25%) VB
18 18 (0.94%) Ruby
19 17 (0.89%) Kotlin
20 16 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 248 (12.94%) Degree
2 65 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 56 (2.92%) Security Cleared
4 44 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 43 (2.24%) ISEB
6 42 (2.19%) ISTQB
7 22 (1.15%) PMI Certification
8 20 (1.04%) CISSP
8 20 (1.04%) Master's Degree
9 18 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
10 15 (0.78%) CISM
10 15 (0.78%) PMP
11 10 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.42%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.42%) HND
13 8 (0.42%) SANS
14 7 (0.37%) CBAP
14 7 (0.37%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (11.32%) QA
2 29 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.04%) GDPR
4 16 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.83%) SLA
5 12 (0.63%) PMO
6 11 (0.57%) MiFID
7 10 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.42%) NIST
9 7 (0.37%) ISO 26262
10 6 (0.31%) EMIR
10 6 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.31%) MISRA
10 6 (0.31%) MISRA C
10 6 (0.31%) RMADS
11 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.26%) SEPA
12 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.21%) PSD2
13 3 (0.16%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 193 (10.07%) Docker
2 15 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.68%) Firmware
4 10 (0.52%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.37%) vSphere
6 6 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.052%) Microcode
8 1 (0.052%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 151 (7.88%) Kubernetes
2 99 (5.16%) Terraform
3 76 (3.96%) Ansible
4 49 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (2.30%) Puppet
6 28 (1.46%) Istio
7 7 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.26%) Kibana
9 4 (0.21%) logstash
10 3 (0.16%) Consul
11 2 (0.10%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.10%) Rancher
11 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Satellite
12 1 (0.052%) CloudHub
12 1 (0.052%) cPanel
12 1 (0.052%) Graylog
12 1 (0.052%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.052%) MIIS
12 1 (0.052%) WMI
Vendors
1 278 (14.50%) Microsoft
2 88 (4.59%) Oracle
3 75 (3.91%) Google
4 51 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
5 46 (2.40%) Databricks
6 28 (1.46%) IBM
7 24 (1.25%) SAP
7 24 (1.25%) VMware
8 18 (0.94%) Atlassian
9 14 (0.73%) Ceridian
9 14 (0.73%) Pega
10 13 (0.68%) Sitecore
11 12 (0.63%) Zend
12 10 (0.52%) Splunk
12 10 (0.52%) Tableau
13 9 (0.47%) Cisco
13 9 (0.47%) HP
13 9 (0.47%) Informatica
13 9 (0.47%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.42%) Sybase