Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SOLID skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SOLID over the 6 months to 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 283 261 294
Rank change year-on-year -22 +33 +112
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 1,624 2,198 2,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.31% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.43% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,375 1,941 1,900
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -0.94% +6.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SOLID 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 130,407 153,946 162,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.10% 91.77% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 102,344 122,604 128,581
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SOLID
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SOLID as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SOLID in the UK

SOLID
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOLID.

Salary trend for SOLID in the UK

SOLID
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOLID over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for SOLID in the UK

SOLID
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SOLID within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 2019. 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 -27 1,533 £57,500 +9.52% 340
UK excluding London -5 964 £50,000 +5.26% 260
London -38 627 £70,000 +7.69% 109
South East -16 389 £53,000 +6.00% 73
North of England -40 195 £46,750 +10.00% 69
North West -1 140 £50,000 +13.64% 45
East of England +87 127 £50,000 -9.09% 33
South West -26 98 £45,000 +5.88% 14
Midlands +12 96 £46,000 +9.52% 42
West Midlands +21 59 £42,500 +1.19% 20
Yorkshire -36 52 £38,750 -8.82% 19
East Midlands -4 37 £51,250 +23.49% 22
Wales +37 32 £50,000 - 2
Scotland +18 24 £50,000 +11.11% 27
Northern Ireland -10 4 £53,750 +65.38%
North East +6 3 £45,250 -9.50% 5

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT jobs citing SOLID 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 SOLID.

1 1,137 (70.01%) C#
2 1,125 (69.27%) Agile Software Development
3 1,108 (68.23%) .NET
4 864 (53.20%) TDD
5 673 (41.44%) JavaScript
6 628 (38.67%) MVC
7 556 (34.24%) SQL
8 512 (31.53%) SQL Server
8 512 (31.53%) Azure
9 500 (30.79%) Scrum
10 494 (30.42%) ASP.NET
11 487 (29.99%) HTML
12 478 (29.43%) OO
13 470 (28.94%) CSS
14 421 (25.92%) Continuous Integration
15 392 (24.14%) BDD
16 385 (23.71%) AWS
17 364 (22.41%) AngularJS
18 355 (21.86%) .NET Framework
19 347 (21.37%) Git (software)
20 341 (21.00%) DevOps
21 338 (20.81%) ASP.NET Web API
22 319 (19.64%) Microservices
23 300 (18.47%) Microsoft
24 292 (17.98%) React
25 286 (17.61%) .NET Core
25 286 (17.61%) OOP
26 284 (17.49%) REST
27 279 (17.18%) ASP.NET MVC
28 272 (16.75%) Software Engineering

SOLID
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 62 (3.82%) Confluence
2 60 (3.69%) IIS
3 55 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 37 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
6 24 (1.48%) CMS
7 16 (0.99%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.31%) Apache
10 4 (0.25%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.25%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.18%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.18%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.18%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.18%) Sitefinity
11 3 (0.18%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.12%) JBoss
12 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.062%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.062%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 40 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (0.49%) nopCommerce
3 4 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.12%) Maximo
5 2 (0.12%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.062%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 512 (31.53%) Azure
2 385 (23.71%) AWS
3 111 (6.83%) SaaS
4 99 (6.10%) Serverless
5 69 (4.25%) PaaS
6 59 (3.63%) GitHub
7 34 (2.09%) IaaS
8 33 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
8 33 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (1.91%) GCP
10 29 (1.79%) Azure Functions
11 16 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.80%) Firebase
13 12 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.62%) Fastly
14 10 (0.62%) NuGet
15 9 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.55%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
16 8 (0.49%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.66%) HTTP
2 10 (0.62%) Network Security
3 7 (0.43%) Broadband
3 7 (0.43%) Internet
3 7 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.37%) Skype
5 4 (0.25%) SSL
6 3 (0.18%) DNS
6 3 (0.18%) Firewall
6 3 (0.18%) SMS
6 3 (0.18%) Wireless
7 2 (0.12%) 5G
7 2 (0.12%) SSH
7 2 (0.12%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.062%) AMQP
8 1 (0.062%) LTE
8 1 (0.062%) MQTT
8 1 (0.062%) RTP
8 1 (0.062%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (31.53%) SQL Server
2 164 (10.10%) NoSQL
3 88 (5.42%) MySQL
4 79 (4.86%) Relational Database
5 63 (3.88%) Azure SQL Database
6 60 (3.69%) MongoDB
7 36 (2.22%) Redis
8 33 (2.03%) Big Data
9 30 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 27 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 27 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
11 23 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (1.42%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
13 19 (1.17%) Cosmos DB
14 18 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
17 11 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 347 (21.37%) Git (software)
2 150 (9.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 132 (8.13%) Visual Studio
4 131 (8.07%) JIRA
5 121 (7.45%) Jenkins
6 102 (6.28%) TeamCity
7 98 (6.03%) Selenium
8 64 (3.94%) NUnit
9 61 (3.76%) Visual Studio Team System
10 60 (3.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 59 (3.63%) Octopus Deploy
12 57 (3.51%) Jasmine
13 55 (3.39%) Bitbucket
14 47 (2.89%) Karma Test Runner
15 40 (2.46%) Mocha
16 38 (2.34%) webpack
17 36 (2.22%) Protractor
18 34 (2.09%) Sinon.JS
19 31 (1.91%) Subversion
20 30 (1.85%) ReSharper
General
1 167 (10.28%) Finance
2 87 (5.36%) Games
3 67 (4.13%) Retail
4 47 (2.89%) Banking
5 37 (2.28%) Marketing
6 26 (1.60%) Advertising
7 23 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.86%) Automotive
9 13 (0.80%) Public Sector
10 12 (0.74%) Back Office
10 12 (0.74%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.62%) Electronics
12 8 (0.49%) Front Office
12 8 (0.49%) Law
13 5 (0.31%) Legal
14 4 (0.25%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.25%) Social Housing
15 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.12%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.062%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,181 (72.72%) Developer
2 439 (27.03%) .NET Developer
3 393 (24.20%) C# Developer
4 261 (16.07%) Senior Developer
5 226 (13.92%) C# .NET Developer
6 181 (11.15%) Software Developer
7 137 (8.44%) Software Engineer
8 115 (7.08%) Lead Developer
9 114 (7.02%) Java Developer
10 105 (6.47%) Full Stack Developer
11 80 (4.93%) Senior .NET Developer
12 78 (4.80%) ASP.NET Developer
13 75 (4.62%) PHP Developer
14 73 (4.50%) Architect
14 73 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 62 (3.82%) Senior C# Developer
16 56 (3.45%) .NET Software Developer
17 54 (3.33%) Team Leader
18 52 (3.20%) C# Software Developer
19 50 (3.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,108 (68.23%) .NET
2 494 (30.42%) ASP.NET
3 487 (29.99%) HTML
4 470 (28.94%) CSS
5 364 (22.41%) AngularJS
6 355 (21.86%) .NET Framework
7 338 (20.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 292 (17.98%) React
9 286 (17.61%) .NET Core
10 284 (17.49%) REST
11 279 (17.18%) ASP.NET MVC
12 259 (15.95%) Entity Framework
13 241 (14.84%) Web Services
14 228 (14.04%) RESTful
15 192 (11.82%) jQuery
16 189 (11.64%) HTML5
17 183 (11.27%) WCF
18 130 (8.00%) XML
19 129 (7.94%) Spring
20 127 (7.82%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 166 (10.22%) User Experience
2 144 (8.87%) Greenfield Project
3 93 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (5.54%) Self-Motivation
5 70 (4.31%) Mobile App
6 56 (3.45%) Algorithms
7 55 (3.39%) Data Structures
7 55 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
8 52 (3.20%) N-Tier
8 52 (3.20%) Online Gambling
9 36 (2.22%) Hedge funds
10 34 (2.09%) Derivative
11 33 (2.03%) Fixed Income
11 33 (2.03%) OTC Derivatives
12 21 (1.29%) Cloud Native
13 17 (1.05%) Digital Media
14 14 (0.86%) Video\Live Streaming
15 12 (0.74%) Social Media
16 10 (0.62%) Wiki
17 8 (0.49%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 119 (7.33%) Linux
2 118 (7.27%) Windows
3 48 (2.96%) Android
4 40 (2.46%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.62%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.25%) CentOS
7 4 (0.25%) Debian
7 4 (0.25%) Fedora
7 4 (0.25%) SUSE
7 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.18%) Unix
9 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.062%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,125 (69.27%) Agile Software Development
2 864 (53.20%) TDD
3 628 (38.67%) MVC
4 500 (30.79%) Scrum
5 478 (29.43%) OO
6 421 (25.92%) Continuous Integration
7 392 (24.14%) BDD
8 341 (21.00%) DevOps
9 319 (19.64%) Microservices
10 286 (17.61%) OOP
11 272 (16.75%) Software Engineering
12 271 (16.69%) Problem-Solving
13 260 (16.01%) Unit Testing
14 205 (12.62%) Mentoring
15 202 (12.44%) SOA
16 195 (12.01%) Test Automation
17 175 (10.78%) Computer Science
18 153 (9.42%) SDLC
19 146 (8.99%) Continuous Improvement
20 145 (8.93%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 1,137 (70.01%) C#
2 673 (41.44%) JavaScript
3 556 (34.24%) SQL
4 251 (15.46%) Java
5 164 (10.10%) T-SQL
6 150 (9.24%) TypeScript
7 111 (6.83%) PHP
8 100 (6.16%) Python
9 61 (3.76%) VB.NET
10 56 (3.45%) Java 8
11 49 (3.02%) C++
12 42 (2.59%) PowerShell
13 40 (2.46%) ES6
14 28 (1.72%) Kotlin
15 25 (1.54%) Go
15 25 (1.54%) Objective-C
15 25 (1.54%) VB
16 23 (1.42%) Apple Swift
17 17 (1.05%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.80%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 181 (11.15%) Degree
2 87 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.25%) MCP
5 3 (0.18%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.18%) MCSD
5 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.18%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.12%) CISSP
6 2 (0.12%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.12%) MCSE
6 2 (0.12%) OCP
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.12%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.31%) QA
2 10 (0.62%) GDPR
3 4 (0.25%) WCAG
4 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.18%) SLA
5 1 (0.062%) HL7
System Software
1 205 (12.62%) Docker
2 10 (0.62%) Varnish
3 5 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.062%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 93 (5.73%) Kubernetes
2 26 (1.60%) Terraform
3 24 (1.48%) Rancher
4 22 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.11%) Ansible
6 15 (0.92%) Grafana
6 15 (0.92%) Prometheus
6 15 (0.92%) Puppet
7 9 (0.55%) Kibana
8 6 (0.37%) logstash
9 3 (0.18%) Consul
9 3 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.12%) Istio
Vendors
1 300 (18.47%) Microsoft
2 42 (2.59%) Oracle
3 37 (2.28%) Xamarin
4 36 (2.22%) Atlassian
4 36 (2.22%) Google
5 33 (2.03%) DevExpress
6 27 (1.66%) Nintex
7 14 (0.86%) Zend
8 12 (0.74%) Borland
8 12 (0.74%) SAP
9 11 (0.68%) Apple
10 8 (0.49%) Databricks
11 7 (0.43%) Facebook
12 6 (0.37%) New Relic
12 6 (0.37%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.31%) Guidewire
14 4 (0.25%) Citrix
14 4 (0.25%) LogicMonitor
14 4 (0.25%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com