Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 38 50
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12 0
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 8,513 10,942 9,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.17% 6.27% 5.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.67% 6.85% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 6,586 7,345 8,543
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,800
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £80,000
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 150,018 159,708 172,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.91%
Number of salaries quoted 119,346 125,959 143,498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 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 7,787 £52,500 +5.00% 1,143
UK excluding London -1 5,055 £48,000 +6.67% 896
London -20 3,313 £65,000 +7.65% 356
South East +6 1,609 £50,500 +1.00% 194
North of England -4 1,175 £45,000 - 254
North West +4 650 £45,000 - 137
South West -3 603 £45,000 +7.14% 116
Midlands -16 576 £45,000 +5.88% 135
East of England -15 505 £52,500 +16.67% 88
Scotland +11 496 £50,000 +17.65% 75
Yorkshire -13 460 £45,000 - 100
West Midlands -24 331 £45,000 +12.50% 86
East Midlands -5 245 £42,500 -5.56% 48
Wales -31 77 £43,463 +10.73% 23
North East -6 65 £40,000 +6.67% 17
Northern Ireland -25 18 £42,500 +54.55% 10
Isle of Man +5 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4,936 (57.98%) Agile Software Development
2 2,523 (29.64%) SQL
3 2,415 (28.37%) Java
4 2,403 (28.23%) Finance
5 2,339 (27.48%) C#
6 2,188 (25.70%) .NET
7 2,045 (24.02%) JavaScript
8 1,835 (21.56%) Scrum
9 1,465 (17.21%) HTML
10 1,455 (17.09%) Degree
11 1,442 (16.94%) Software Engineering
12 1,368 (16.07%) SQL Server
13 1,318 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
14 1,315 (15.45%) Test Automation
15 1,277 (15.00%) Microsoft
16 1,153 (13.54%) TDD
17 1,120 (13.16%) Project Management
18 1,114 (13.09%) CSS
19 1,077 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
20 1,071 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
21 1,046 (12.29%) AngularJS
22 979 (11.50%) Python
23 961 (11.29%) QA
24 940 (11.04%) OO
25 913 (10.72%) Microsoft Azure
26 896 (10.53%) Waterfall
27 853 (10.02%) Web Services
28 852 (10.01%) Oracle
29 841 (9.88%) DevOps
30 839 (9.86%) MVC

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
1 273 (3.21%) Confluence
2 189 (2.22%) CMS
3 188 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 182 (2.14%) IIS
5 137 (1.61%) Apache Spark
6 127 (1.49%) Apache
7 106 (1.25%) WebSphere
8 97 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
9 88 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 70 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
11 64 (0.75%) JBoss
11 64 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 59 (0.69%) Apache Solr
13 46 (0.54%) WebLogic
14 39 (0.46%) WordPress
15 32 (0.38%) Ethereum
16 30 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
17 26 (0.31%) Umbraco
18 25 (0.29%) NServiceBus
19 24 (0.28%) EPiServer
Applications
1 158 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 157 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 149 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
4 97 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 64 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 23 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.070%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.047%) EngageOne
8 4 (0.047%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.035%) InDesign
9 3 (0.035%) Simulink
10 2 (0.023%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.023%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.012%) Maya
Business Applications
1 125 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
3 53 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 45 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
5 34 (0.40%) Magento
6 28 (0.33%) Scribe Insight
7 21 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
8 19 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 17 (0.20%) Markit EDM
10 14 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (0.13%) Ripple
11 11 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
12 9 (0.11%) Documaker
13 8 (0.094%) NetSuite
13 8 (0.094%) SAP FI
13 8 (0.094%) SAP Payroll
14 7 (0.082%) Actimize
14 7 (0.082%) SAP CO
14 7 (0.082%) SAP FI/CO
14 7 (0.082%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 913 (10.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 740 (8.69%) Amazon AWS
3 249 (2.92%) SaaS
4 180 (2.11%) GitHub
5 142 (1.67%) PaaS
6 116 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 104 (1.22%) IaaS
8 76 (0.89%) Office 365
9 75 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
10 72 (0.85%) Serverless
11 58 (0.68%) npm
12 57 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
13 55 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
14 45 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
15 36 (0.42%) Amazon S3
16 34 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
17 29 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
18 28 (0.33%) CloudBees
18 28 (0.33%) OpenShift
19 27 (0.32%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 150 (1.76%) Internet
2 123 (1.44%) HTTP
3 102 (1.20%) Firewall
4 57 (0.67%) DNS
5 54 (0.63%) TCP/IP
6 47 (0.55%) SSL
7 39 (0.46%) SMS
8 36 (0.42%) DHCP
9 34 (0.40%) Wireless
10 33 (0.39%) Network Security
11 24 (0.28%) VPN
12 21 (0.25%) FTP
12 21 (0.25%) Intranet
12 21 (0.25%) Skype
13 19 (0.22%) Software-Defined Networking
14 17 (0.20%) SMTP
15 16 (0.19%) IPsec
15 16 (0.19%) SAN
16 15 (0.18%) SNMP
17 14 (0.16%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,368 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 577 (6.78%) Big Data
3 492 (5.78%) Relational Database
4 434 (5.10%) NoSQL
5 351 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
6 350 (4.11%) MySQL
7 248 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 244 (2.87%) MongoDB
9 215 (2.53%) Hadoop
9 215 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 190 (2.23%) Oracle Database
11 180 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
12 154 (1.81%) RDBMS
13 122 (1.43%) DB2
14 118 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 115 (1.35%) Blockchain
16 102 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
17 100 (1.17%) Power BI
18 99 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
19 83 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 788 (9.26%) JIRA
2 782 (9.19%) Git (software)
3 591 (6.94%) Selenium
4 548 (6.44%) Jenkins
5 432 (5.07%) Visual Studio
6 349 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 303 (3.56%) Maven
8 270 (3.17%) JUnit
9 247 (2.90%) Subversion
10 231 (2.71%) Cucumber
11 190 (2.23%) TeamCity
12 133 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
13 126 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 125 (1.47%) WebDriver
15 124 (1.46%) Jasmine
16 118 (1.39%) SpecFlow
17 111 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
18 106 (1.25%) NUnit
19 104 (1.22%) SoapUI
20 101 (1.19%) Gradle
General
1 2,403 (28.23%) Finance
2 685 (8.05%) Banking
3 514 (6.04%) Retail
4 396 (4.65%) Investment Banking
5 333 (3.91%) Financial Institution
6 328 (3.85%) Marketing
7 180 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 156 (1.83%) Games
9 155 (1.82%) Manufacturing
10 154 (1.81%) Front Office
11 153 (1.80%) Advertising
12 137 (1.61%) Electronics
13 106 (1.25%) Law
14 101 (1.19%) Legal
15 86 (1.01%) Back Office
16 69 (0.81%) Military
17 59 (0.69%) Publishing
18 43 (0.51%) Automotive
19 41 (0.48%) Retail Banking
20 37 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,019 (35.46%) Developer
2 1,330 (15.62%) Analyst
3 786 (9.23%) Business Analyst
4 685 (8.05%) .NET Developer
5 647 (7.60%) Java Developer
6 618 (7.26%) Senior Developer
7 589 (6.92%) Software Engineer
8 586 (6.88%) C# Developer
9 572 (6.72%) Software Developer
10 538 (6.32%) Architect
11 522 (6.13%) Project Manager
12 325 (3.82%) C# .NET Developer
13 261 (3.07%) Consultant
14 243 (2.85%) Test Analyst
14 243 (2.85%) Tester
15 228 (2.68%) Lead Developer
16 226 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
17 204 (2.40%) Test Engineer
18 198 (2.33%) Senior Software Engineer
19 197 (2.31%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,188 (25.70%) .NET
2 1,465 (17.21%) HTML
3 1,114 (13.09%) CSS
4 1,046 (12.29%) AngularJS
5 853 (10.02%) Web Services
6 779 (9.15%) ASP.NET
7 612 (7.19%) Spring
8 597 (7.01%) XML
9 509 (5.98%) REST
10 502 (5.90%) RESTful
11 494 (5.80%) HTML5
12 479 (5.63%) React
13 472 (5.54%) jQuery
14 403 (4.73%) .NET Framework
15 400 (4.70%) ASP.NET Web API
16 371 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
17 364 (4.28%) Node.js
18 357 (4.19%) JSON
19 350 (4.11%) SOAP
20 305 (3.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1,071 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
2 745 (8.75%) Computer Science
3 483 (5.67%) User Experience
4 365 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
5 348 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
6 345 (4.05%) Mobile App
7 325 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
8 283 (3.32%) Management Information System
9 270 (3.17%) Cyberthreat
10 248 (2.91%) Fintech
11 220 (2.58%) Algorithms
12 133 (1.56%) Data Structures
13 126 (1.48%) Virtual Team
14 122 (1.43%) Equities
15 83 (0.97%) Data Centre
16 80 (0.94%) Fixed Income
17 75 (0.88%) Client/Server
18 58 (0.68%) Derivative
19 57 (0.67%) Social Network
20 55 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 834 (9.80%) Linux
2 682 (8.01%) Windows
3 439 (5.16%) Unix
4 196 (2.30%) Apple iOS
5 150 (1.76%) Android
6 114 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 70 (0.82%) CentOS
8 66 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 39 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (0.35%) Solaris
12 25 (0.29%) CoreOS
13 22 (0.26%) Windows 10
14 21 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 20 (0.23%) AIX
16 18 (0.21%) Windows 7
17 15 (0.18%) DC/OS
18 14 (0.16%) Windows 8
19 13 (0.15%) Mac OS
20 12 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,936 (57.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,835 (21.56%) Scrum
3 1,442 (16.94%) Software Engineering
4 1,318 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
5 1,315 (15.45%) Test Automation
6 1,153 (13.54%) TDD
7 1,120 (13.16%) Project Management
8 1,077 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
9 940 (11.04%) OO
10 896 (10.53%) Waterfall
11 841 (9.88%) DevOps
12 839 (9.86%) MVC
13 659 (7.74%) Mentoring
14 639 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 570 (6.70%) Business Analysis
16 557 (6.54%) BDD
17 556 (6.53%) Continuous Improvement
18 534 (6.27%) Risk Management
19 524 (6.16%) E-Commerce
20 495 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,523 (29.64%) SQL
2 2,415 (28.37%) Java
3 2,339 (27.48%) C#
4 2,045 (24.02%) JavaScript
5 979 (11.50%) Python
6 655 (7.69%) C++
7 420 (4.93%) PHP
8 362 (4.25%) T-SQL
9 358 (4.21%) C
10 249 (2.92%) PowerShell
11 240 (2.82%) Java 8
12 210 (2.47%) Perl
13 187 (2.20%) PL/SQL
14 176 (2.07%) VB.NET
15 149 (1.75%) Ruby
16 139 (1.63%) TypeScript
17 134 (1.57%) Bash Shell
18 132 (1.55%) VB
19 125 (1.47%) Scala
20 116 (1.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,455 (17.09%) Degree
2 383 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 277 (3.25%) ISEB
4 243 (2.85%) Security Cleared
5 221 (2.60%) ISTQB
6 132 (1.55%) SC Cleared
7 104 (1.22%) Master's Degree
8 97 (1.14%) PMI Certification
9 85 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 85 (1.00%) PMP
10 80 (0.94%) CISSP
11 59 (0.69%) DV Cleared
12 57 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
13 55 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
14 54 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
15 46 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 37 (0.43%) PhD
17 31 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
18 22 (0.26%) CISM
19 21 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 961 (11.29%) QA
2 91 (1.07%) GDPR
3 72 (0.85%) PMO
4 56 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 49 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 42 (0.49%) ISO 9001
7 31 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 26 (0.31%) COBIT
9 25 (0.29%) SLA
10 20 (0.23%) MiFID
11 19 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 18 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 14 (0.16%) PSD2
14 13 (0.15%) WAI
15 10 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 8 (0.094%) PMBOK
17 7 (0.082%) DICOM
18 6 (0.070%) HIPAA
18 6 (0.070%) MISRA
19 5 (0.059%) SEPA
System Software
1 439 (5.16%) Docker
2 113 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (1.26%) Active Directory
4 76 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 32 (0.38%) Firmware
6 26 (0.31%) VirtualBox
7 24 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 18 (0.21%) HDFS
10 13 (0.15%) vSphere
11 11 (0.13%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.11%) LXC
12 9 (0.11%) Samba
13 7 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.047%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.047%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.035%) XenApp
16 2 (0.023%) Postfix
16 2 (0.023%) XenDesktop
17 1 (0.012%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 256 (3.01%) Ansible
2 250 (2.94%) Puppet
3 228 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
4 128 (1.50%) Kubernetes
5 111 (1.30%) Terraform
6 46 (0.54%) Packer
7 45 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
8 43 (0.51%) Nagios
9 30 (0.35%) HP ALM
10 28 (0.33%) Graphite
10 28 (0.33%) Kibana
11 25 (0.29%) Automic
12 24 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
13 17 (0.20%) logstash
13 17 (0.20%) Rancher
13 17 (0.20%) Salt
14 14 (0.16%) Mesos
15 11 (0.13%) vRealize
16 10 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 9 (0.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,277 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 852 (10.01%) Oracle
3 320 (3.76%) SAP
4 207 (2.43%) Google
5 155 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
6 140 (1.64%) VMware
7 138 (1.62%) IBM
8 117 (1.37%) Sybase
9 110 (1.29%) Tableau
10 83 (0.97%) Xamarin
11 76 (0.89%) HP
12 71 (0.83%) TIBCO
13 66 (0.78%) Atlassian
14 65 (0.76%) Splunk
15 58 (0.68%) ServiceNow
16 57 (0.67%) Sun
17 54 (0.63%) hybris
17 54 (0.63%) Red Hat
18 52 (0.61%) Twitter
19 44 (0.52%) WorldPay