Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 286 450
Rank change year-on-year +2 +164 -29
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 2,066 1,947 1,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.14% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.26% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,826 1,793 1,326
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £33,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -

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 161,258 154,906 183,888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.84% 90.43% 89.94%
Number of salaries quoted 130,650 127,515 152,786
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,127 £27,875 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +5.66%

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 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 +8 2,000 £50,250 -4.29% 294
UK excluding London -2 1,177 £47,000 +4.44% 164
London -3 865 £62,500 +4.17% 142
South East +26 471 £50,000 +3.09% 41
North of England +69 332 £45,000 - 54
North West +50 210 £48,000 +6.67% 34
South West +45 144 £42,500 -5.56% 17
East of England -60 118 £52,500 +10.53% 16
Yorkshire +40 82 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Midlands -114 71 £42,500 - 24
West Midlands -93 49 £42,500 - 12
North East +5 41 £45,000 +30.43% 1
Scotland -28 23 £54,000 +24.86% 7
East Midlands -32 22 £41,500 -2.35% 12
Wales +8 10 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Northern Ireland - 9 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 1,543 (74.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,512 (73.18%) C#
3 1,503 (72.75%) .NET
4 1,129 (54.65%) TDD
5 1,079 (52.23%) JavaScript
6 975 (47.19%) MVC
7 968 (46.85%) ASP.NET
8 809 (39.16%) SQL
9 725 (35.09%) AngularJS
10 700 (33.88%) CSS
11 696 (33.69%) SQL Server
12 686 (33.20%) HTML
13 672 (32.53%) Scrum
14 663 (32.09%) ASP.NET Web API
15 585 (28.32%) Continuous Integration
16 543 (26.28%) Software Engineering
17 540 (26.14%) OO
18 527 (25.51%) BDD
19 525 (25.41%) Git (software)
20 476 (23.04%) Web Services
21 473 (22.89%) ASP.NET MVC
22 459 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
23 456 (22.07%) .NET Framework
24 448 (21.68%) Microservices
25 423 (20.47%) Microsoft
26 407 (19.70%) RESTful
27 361 (17.47%) Finance
28 359 (17.38%) React
29 351 (16.99%) Amazon AWS
30 342 (16.55%) Java

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 94 (4.55%) CMS
2 87 (4.21%) NServiceBus
3 70 (3.39%) Umbraco
4 64 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
5 54 (2.61%) IIS
6 52 (2.52%) SharePoint
7 46 (2.23%) Sitecore CMS
8 41 (1.98%) Apache Spark
9 32 (1.55%) Sitefinity
10 31 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 23 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
12 22 (1.06%) EPiServer
13 18 (0.87%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (0.68%) OpenStack
16 9 (0.44%) Apache
16 9 (0.44%) Apache Solr
17 8 (0.39%) Confluence
18 7 (0.34%) Kentico
19 5 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.097%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 44 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.58%) Magento
3 10 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
4 8 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.048%) CiviCRM
5 1 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 459 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 351 (16.99%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (3.19%) npm
4 51 (2.47%) SaaS
5 44 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 41 (1.98%) PaaS
7 32 (1.55%) Yarn
8 28 (1.36%) Office 365
9 26 (1.26%) Serverless
10 24 (1.16%) GitHub
11 22 (1.06%) Amazon S3
11 22 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
11 22 (1.06%) NuGet
12 19 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 17 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (0.63%) IaaS
15 11 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.81%) HTTP
2 25 (1.21%) AMQP
3 11 (0.53%) Internet
4 7 (0.34%) SSL
5 6 (0.29%) Broadband
5 6 (0.29%) DNS
5 6 (0.29%) FTP
6 5 (0.24%) Intranet
7 3 (0.15%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.15%) Extranet
7 3 (0.15%) Skype
8 2 (0.097%) Firewall
8 2 (0.097%) SMS
8 2 (0.097%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.097%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.048%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.048%) NFC
9 1 (0.048%) RFID
9 1 (0.048%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 696 (33.69%) SQL Server
2 172 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 150 (7.26%) MongoDB
4 80 (3.87%) MySQL
4 80 (3.87%) Relational Database
5 64 (3.10%) Big Data
6 45 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (1.74%) Redis
8 31 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 31 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 26 (1.26%) Cosmos DB
10 26 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 24 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 20 (0.97%) Oracle Database
14 19 (0.92%) CouchDB
14 19 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 525 (25.41%) Git (software)
2 263 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 204 (9.87%) Visual Studio
4 184 (8.91%) TeamCity
5 174 (8.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 172 (8.33%) NUnit
7 148 (7.16%) Jenkins
8 139 (6.73%) MSBuild
9 111 (5.37%) JIRA
10 90 (4.36%) Subversion
11 88 (4.26%) Selenium
12 65 (3.15%) webpack
13 64 (3.10%) Jasmine
14 59 (2.86%) Moq
15 58 (2.81%) MSTest
16 57 (2.76%) Visual Studio Team System
17 44 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 39 (1.89%) Log4Net
19 38 (1.84%) Babel
20 37 (1.79%) Mocha
General
1 361 (17.47%) Finance
2 133 (6.44%) Banking
3 118 (5.71%) Retail
4 88 (4.26%) Games
5 49 (2.37%) Advertising
6 44 (2.13%) Marketing
7 40 (1.94%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 16 (0.77%) Electronics
9 16 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.73%) Back Office
10 15 (0.73%) Legal
10 15 (0.73%) Military
11 13 (0.63%) Publishing
12 11 (0.53%) Telecoms
13 10 (0.48%) Law
14 8 (0.39%) Automotive
15 6 (0.29%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.15%) Front Office
17 1 (0.048%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,621 (78.46%) Developer
2 796 (38.53%) .NET Developer
3 588 (28.46%) C# Developer
4 475 (22.99%) Senior Developer
5 405 (19.60%) C# .NET Developer
6 276 (13.36%) Software Developer
7 258 (12.49%) ASP.NET Developer
8 227 (10.99%) Software Engineer
9 224 (10.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 216 (10.45%) Senior .NET Developer
11 152 (7.36%) Senior C# Developer
12 130 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 123 (5.95%) Full Stack Developer
14 112 (5.42%) Java Developer
15 111 (5.37%) Agile Developer
16 104 (5.03%) JavaScript Developer
17 99 (4.79%) Senior C# .NET Developer
18 92 (4.45%) C# Software Developer
19 90 (4.36%) Lead Developer
20 84 (4.07%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,503 (72.75%) .NET
2 968 (46.85%) ASP.NET
3 725 (35.09%) AngularJS
4 700 (33.88%) CSS
5 686 (33.20%) HTML
6 663 (32.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 476 (23.04%) Web Services
8 473 (22.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 456 (22.07%) .NET Framework
10 407 (19.70%) RESTful
11 359 (17.38%) React
12 335 (16.21%) jQuery
13 310 (15.00%) WCF
14 300 (14.52%) REST
15 280 (13.55%) Entity Framework
16 273 (13.21%) HTML5
17 236 (11.42%) Node.js
18 180 (8.71%) KnockoutJS
19 161 (7.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 160 (7.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 275 (13.31%) Greenfield Project
2 256 (12.39%) Computer Science
3 170 (8.23%) User Experience
4 142 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
5 102 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
6 88 (4.26%) Fintech
6 88 (4.26%) Mobile App
7 70 (3.39%) Algorithms
8 57 (2.76%) Online Banking
9 52 (2.52%) Management Information System
10 46 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
11 34 (1.65%) Data Structures
11 34 (1.65%) Online Gambling
12 31 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
13 26 (1.26%) Xbox
14 25 (1.21%) Market Risk
15 19 (0.92%) Client/Server
16 16 (0.77%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.63%) Hedge funds
18 11 (0.53%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 155 (7.50%) Windows
2 129 (6.24%) Linux
3 78 (3.78%) Apple iOS
4 61 (2.95%) Android
5 28 (1.36%) Unix
6 22 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.19%) Nucleus RTOS
7 4 (0.19%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.097%) DC/OS
9 1 (0.048%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,543 (74.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,129 (54.65%) TDD
3 975 (47.19%) MVC
4 672 (32.53%) Scrum
5 585 (28.32%) Continuous Integration
6 543 (26.28%) Software Engineering
7 540 (26.14%) OO
8 527 (25.51%) BDD
9 448 (21.68%) Microservices
10 332 (16.07%) Web Development
11 289 (13.99%) Test Automation
12 288 (13.94%) SOA
13 279 (13.50%) OOP
14 277 (13.41%) DevOps
15 256 (12.39%) Unit Testing
16 221 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
17 212 (10.26%) Mentoring
18 192 (9.29%) SDLC
19 183 (8.86%) OOD
20 177 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,512 (73.18%) C#
2 1,079 (52.23%) JavaScript
3 809 (39.16%) SQL
4 342 (16.55%) Java
5 278 (13.46%) T-SQL
6 186 (9.00%) TypeScript
7 119 (5.76%) VB.NET
8 112 (5.42%) PHP
9 95 (4.60%) Java 8
10 86 (4.16%) PowerShell
11 75 (3.63%) Python
12 72 (3.48%) C
13 71 (3.44%) Ruby
14 57 (2.76%) C++
15 47 (2.27%) VB
16 43 (2.08%) ES6
17 41 (1.98%) Apple Swift
18 36 (1.74%) Scala
19 33 (1.60%) Go
20 30 (1.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 296 (14.33%) Degree
2 67 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (1.79%) Security Cleared
5 18 (0.87%) MCP
5 18 (0.87%) MCPD
6 16 (0.77%) SC Cleared
7 13 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.39%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.24%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.24%) PhD
10 2 (0.097%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.048%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.048%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.048%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (6.24%) QA
2 12 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.29%) GCP
4 4 (0.19%) GDPR
4 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.15%) PMO
6 2 (0.097%) WCAG
7 1 (0.048%) HL7
System Software
1 130 (6.29%) Docker
2 14 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.097%) Varnish
5 1 (0.048%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 66 (3.19%) Ansible
2 64 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
2 64 (3.10%) Puppet
3 41 (1.98%) Terraform
4 37 (1.79%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.29%) Consul
7 3 (0.15%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.097%) logstash
9 1 (0.048%) Kibana
9 1 (0.048%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 423 (20.47%) Microsoft
2 131 (6.34%) Xamarin
3 86 (4.16%) Oracle
4 78 (3.78%) Sitecore
5 77 (3.73%) Google
6 32 (1.55%) Capita
7 24 (1.16%) Atlassian
8 22 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (0.82%) Zend
10 14 (0.68%) VMware
11 12 (0.58%) SAP
12 11 (0.53%) New Relic
13 9 (0.44%) Splunk
14 8 (0.39%) IBM
14 8 (0.39%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.34%) Twitter
16 6 (0.29%) Apple
17 4 (0.19%) Adobe
17 4 (0.19%) TOWER Software
18 3 (0.15%) Telerik