SOLID Principles
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring SOLID skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited SOLID over the 6 months leading up to 17 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 361 360 301
Rank change year-on-year -1 -59 -85
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 741 748 2,422
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.89% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.93% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 425 644 966
10th Percentile £41,250 £47,500 £39,124
25th Percentile £48,750 £55,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £79,688
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,173 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.05% +9.09% +4.76%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

SOLID falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 82,461 80,519 172,966
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 82.47% 95.46% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 55,806 51,724 86,733
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £33,503
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,249 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.71% +0.42% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £80,000 £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% +7.14%

SOLID
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SOLID in the UK

SOLID
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SOLID.

Salary trend for SOLID in the UK

SOLID
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SOLID over the 6 months to 17 July 2024.

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 17 July 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
England +16 678 £60,000 -8.40% 53
UK excluding London +33 566 £55,173 -8.05% 52
Work from Home -87 209 £55,000 -15.38% 42
South East -42 174 £60,000 -14.29% 13
North of England +83 160 £57,500 -4.17% 11
London +11 140 £80,000 +10.34% 7
Midlands +13 123 £50,000 -20.00% 17
North West +41 118 £65,000 +8.33% 3
East Midlands +18 94 £45,000 -18.18% 8
South West +6 55 £50,000 -3.85% 4
Yorkshire +49 31 £57,500 -11.54% 6
West Midlands -10 29 £53,750 -14.00% 9
Scotland -38 27 £60,000 - 4
East of England -26 15 £55,173 -31.03%
Wales +36 12 £42,500 -22.73% 3
North East -15 11 £55,173 -4.05% 2

SOLID
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 32 (4.32%) CMS
2 13 (1.75%) IIS
3 7 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Exchange
5 5 (0.67%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.54%) Confluence
7 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.27%) WordPress
8 1 (0.13%) Apache
8 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.13%) GeoServer
Applications
1 18 (2.43%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.27%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 18 (2.43%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 483 (65.18%) Azure
2 244 (32.93%) IBM Cloud
3 221 (29.82%) Azure DevOps
4 168 (22.67%) Serverless
5 158 (21.32%) Azure Service Bus
6 153 (20.65%) Azure Logic Apps
7 133 (17.95%) Azure Functions
8 131 (17.68%) Azure API Management
9 105 (14.17%) AWS
10 76 (10.26%) SaaS
11 29 (3.91%) Dynamics 365
11 29 (3.91%) Power Platform
12 18 (2.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 18 (2.43%) GCP
12 18 (2.43%) GitHub
12 18 (2.43%) NuGet
13 9 (1.21%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.94%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.08%) Network Security
2 4 (0.54%) HTTP
3 3 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.13%) DNS
4 1 (0.13%) Internet
4 1 (0.13%) SSL
4 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (35.09%) NoSQL
2 256 (34.55%) PostgreSQL
3 247 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 239 (32.25%) DB2
5 153 (20.65%) Relational Database
6 122 (16.46%) SQL Server
7 38 (5.13%) MySQL
8 14 (1.89%) Redis
9 12 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.67%) Big Data
11 3 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon Aurora
13 1 (0.13%) GIS
13 1 (0.13%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 165 (22.27%) Git
2 63 (8.50%) Visual Studio
3 38 (5.13%) JIRA
4 35 (4.72%) Moq
4 35 (4.72%) NUnit
5 25 (3.37%) Postman
6 24 (3.24%) Octopus Deploy
6 24 (3.24%) TeamCity
7 21 (2.83%) SpecFlow
8 19 (2.56%) Jenkins
8 19 (2.56%) Selenium
9 18 (2.43%) git-flow
9 18 (2.43%) MSTest
9 18 (2.43%) Sourcetree
10 12 (1.62%) GitLab
11 11 (1.48%) Maven
12 9 (1.21%) Android Studio
13 8 (1.08%) Visual Studio Code
14 7 (0.94%) CircleCI
14 7 (0.94%) Jasmine
General
1 251 (33.87%) Public Sector
2 146 (19.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 102 (13.77%) Social Skills
4 98 (13.23%) Finance
5 43 (5.80%) Law
6 31 (4.18%) Games
7 27 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (3.24%) Marketing
9 12 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.48%) Multimedia
11 10 (1.35%) Aviation
11 10 (1.35%) Legal
12 9 (1.21%) Presentation Skills
13 8 (1.08%) Tech for Good
14 7 (0.94%) Front Office
14 7 (0.94%) Military
14 7 (0.94%) Retail
15 6 (0.81%) Advertising
16 5 (0.67%) Organisational Skills
16 5 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 461 (62.21%) Developer
2 184 (24.83%) Senior
3 172 (23.21%) Full Stack Developer
4 132 (17.81%) Azure Developer
5 126 (17.00%) Full Stack Engineer
6 117 (15.79%) Senior Developer
7 108 (14.57%) Azure Engineer
8 98 (13.23%) .NET Developer
9 97 (13.09%) C# Developer
10 79 (10.66%) Software Engineer
11 76 (10.26%) Software Developer
12 66 (8.91%) Lead
13 54 (7.29%) Senior .NET Developer
14 52 (7.02%) Senior C# Developer
15 51 (6.88%) Lead Developer
16 31 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
16 31 (4.18%) C# Software Developer
17 30 (4.05%) Senior Full Stack Developer
18 28 (3.78%) Dynamics 365 Developer
19 27 (3.64%) Power Platform Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 591 (79.76%) .NET
2 368 (49.66%) React
3 347 (46.83%) AngularJS
4 345 (46.56%) ASP.NET
5 342 (46.15%) CSS
6 341 (46.02%) HTML
7 334 (45.07%) Web Services
8 327 (44.13%) REST
9 280 (37.79%) jQuery
10 265 (35.76%) Vue
11 263 (35.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 261 (35.22%) ASP.NET Core
13 239 (32.25%) Backbone.js
13 239 (32.25%) Ember.js
14 144 (19.43%) Node.js
15 138 (18.62%) .NET Framework
16 125 (16.87%) .NET Core
17 96 (12.96%) Entity Framework
18 75 (10.12%) RESTful
19 47 (6.34%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 251 (33.87%) Algorithms
2 246 (33.20%) Blockchain
3 244 (32.93%) Hybrid Cloud
4 240 (32.39%) Data Structures
5 120 (16.19%) e-Learning
6 42 (5.67%) Product Ownership
7 34 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
8 32 (4.32%) Cloud Native
9 28 (3.78%) Management Information System
10 18 (2.43%) Legacy Code
11 14 (1.89%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.21%) Legacy Applications
13 9 (1.21%) Public Cloud
14 8 (1.08%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.94%) Blog
15 7 (0.94%) Derivative
15 7 (0.94%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.94%) Oculus
15 7 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 290 (39.14%) Windows
2 269 (36.30%) Linux
3 256 (34.55%) Android
4 250 (33.74%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.89%) Unix
6 5 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (55.87%) MVC
2 384 (51.82%) Agile
3 376 (50.74%) Full Stack Development
4 362 (48.85%) Design Patterns
5 339 (45.75%) OO
6 314 (42.38%) OOP
7 289 (39.00%) MVVM
8 283 (38.19%) DevOps
9 272 (36.71%) Web Development
10 269 (36.30%) User Experience
11 262 (35.36%) Responsive Web Design
12 250 (33.74%) Artificial Intelligence
13 239 (32.25%) Co-Creation
13 239 (32.25%) Design Thinking
14 228 (30.77%) Mentoring
15 192 (25.91%) TDD
16 170 (22.94%) Software Engineering
17 158 (21.32%) Code Quality
18 156 (21.05%) Coaching
19 153 (20.65%) API Management
Programming Languages
1 622 (83.94%) C#
2 454 (61.27%) JavaScript
3 437 (58.97%) SQL
4 179 (24.16%) Java
5 136 (18.35%) Python
6 93 (12.55%) TypeScript
7 30 (4.05%) C
8 29 (3.91%) T-SQL
9 28 (3.78%) C++
10 24 (3.24%) PHP
11 22 (2.97%) XAML
12 18 (2.43%) XPath
13 15 (2.02%) VB.NET
14 11 (1.48%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.35%) Kotlin
16 6 (0.81%) Ada
17 4 (0.54%) Swift
18 2 (0.27%) Scala
18 2 (0.27%) VBA
19 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 88 (11.88%) Degree
2 30 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (3.10%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.29%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.67%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.27%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.27%) CISSP
8 1 (0.13%) AWS Certified Developer
8 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.18%) QA
2 8 (1.08%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 53 (7.15%) Docker
2 3 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (3.64%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.94%) Terraform
3 2 (0.27%) Kibana
4 1 (0.13%) Control-M
4 1 (0.13%) Grafana
Vendors
1 244 (32.93%) IBM
1 244 (32.93%) Red Hat
2 136 (18.35%) Microsoft
3 20 (2.70%) Adobe
4 18 (2.43%) Cognizant
5 12 (1.62%) Oracle
6 9 (1.21%) Google
7 7 (0.94%) Bloomberg
8 6 (0.81%) Xamarin
9 5 (0.67%) Databricks
10 4 (0.54%) Splunk
11 3 (0.40%) Dynatrace
11 3 (0.40%) Salesforce
12 2 (0.27%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.27%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.13%) Northgate