Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 289 384
Rank change year-on-year +33 +95 +57
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 2,173 2,091 1,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.20% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.31% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,918 1,892 1,380
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%

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 149,998 160,045 173,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 119,325 126,229 144,731
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% - -

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 19 October 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 19 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 +26 2,094 £52,500 -0.94% 373
UK excluding London +26 1,174 £47,500 - 234
London +12 956 £65,000 +4.00% 166
South East +42 521 £50,000 - 57
North of England +22 251 £44,000 +3.53% 53
North West -11 153 £44,000 -2.22% 37
Midlands +11 128 £40,000 - 42
South West +11 128 £42,500 -9.57% 24
East of England +4 113 £55,000 +4.76% 31
Yorkshire +54 84 £42,500 - 15
East Midlands +24 69 £43,000 +10.97% 18
West Midlands +2 59 £40,000 - 24
Scotland 0 22 £55,000 +15.79% 19
North East -12 14 £50,000 +37.93% 1
Wales 0 9 £43,750 +9.38% 5
Northern Ireland +11 7 £32,500 -35.32% 3

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,614 (74.28%) C#
2 1,590 (73.17%) .NET
3 1,562 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1,266 (58.26%) TDD
5 1,005 (46.25%) JavaScript
6 953 (43.86%) MVC
7 949 (43.67%) SQL
8 881 (40.54%) ASP.NET
9 798 (36.72%) SQL Server
10 797 (36.68%) OO
11 713 (32.81%) Continuous Integration
12 698 (32.12%) Microsoft Azure
13 687 (31.62%) AngularJS
14 674 (31.02%) ASP.NET Web API
15 666 (30.65%) HTML
16 641 (29.50%) Scrum
17 631 (29.04%) CSS
18 537 (24.71%) Software Engineering
19 534 (24.57%) Microservices
20 531 (24.44%) Git (software)
21 514 (23.65%) Web Services
22 479 (22.04%) BDD
23 470 (21.63%) ASP.NET MVC
24 448 (20.62%) .NET Framework
25 439 (20.20%) Microsoft
26 420 (19.33%) React
27 413 (19.01%) Amazon AWS
28 406 (18.68%) Finance
29 377 (17.35%) jQuery
30 376 (17.30%) WCF

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
1 105 (4.83%) CMS
2 93 (4.28%) SharePoint
3 69 (3.18%) Umbraco
4 65 (2.99%) Confluence
5 64 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
6 60 (2.76%) IIS
7 51 (2.35%) NServiceBus
8 30 (1.38%) Apache Spark
9 28 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
10 23 (1.06%) EPiServer
11 22 (1.01%) Apache
12 20 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
13 18 (0.83%) Sitefinity
14 14 (0.64%) Apache Solr
15 9 (0.41%) nginx
16 7 (0.32%) JBoss
16 7 (0.32%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.28%) Apache ServiceMix
17 6 (0.28%) Traefik
18 5 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.18%) Doxygen
3 4 (0.18%) Maya
3 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.14%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 77 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.60%) Actimize
3 7 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.092%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.092%) Endur
6 2 (0.092%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.046%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 698 (32.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 413 (19.01%) Amazon AWS
3 101 (4.65%) SaaS
4 77 (3.54%) Serverless
5 55 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 42 (1.93%) PaaS
7 39 (1.79%) GitHub
8 36 (1.66%) npm
9 22 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (0.92%) Azure Functions
12 19 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
13 17 (0.78%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (0.64%) Google Play
15 12 (0.55%) TestFlight
16 11 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 11 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
17 10 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (2.76%) HTTP
2 8 (0.37%) SSL
3 7 (0.32%) AMQP
3 7 (0.32%) SMS
4 5 (0.23%) VoIP
5 4 (0.18%) Intranet
6 3 (0.14%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.092%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.092%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.046%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.046%) Internet
8 1 (0.046%) IPsec
8 1 (0.046%) Plixer Scrutinizer
8 1 (0.046%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 798 (36.72%) SQL Server
2 230 (10.58%) NoSQL
3 170 (7.82%) MongoDB
4 105 (4.83%) MySQL
5 73 (3.36%) Redis
6 69 (3.18%) Big Data
7 65 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
8 58 (2.67%) Relational Database
9 48 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
10 43 (1.98%) Cosmos DB
11 38 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 37 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 33 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
14 32 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 30 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
18 16 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 15 (0.69%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 531 (24.44%) Git (software)
2 274 (12.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 270 (12.43%) Visual Studio
4 197 (9.07%) TeamCity
5 170 (7.82%) NUnit
6 158 (7.27%) Jenkins
7 147 (6.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 128 (5.89%) Visual Studio Team System
9 118 (5.43%) JIRA
10 91 (4.19%) Selenium
11 85 (3.91%) webpack
12 71 (3.27%) Jasmine
13 60 (2.76%) Subversion
14 56 (2.58%) MSBuild
15 54 (2.49%) SpecFlow
16 52 (2.39%) ReSharper
17 48 (2.21%) Bitbucket
18 44 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 41 (1.89%) Moq
20 38 (1.75%) Mocha
General
1 406 (18.68%) Finance
2 129 (5.94%) Banking
3 92 (4.23%) Retail
4 82 (3.77%) Games
5 44 (2.02%) Back Office
6 41 (1.89%) Marketing
7 31 (1.43%) Military
8 27 (1.24%) Automotive
9 22 (1.01%) Front Office
10 20 (0.92%) Law
11 19 (0.87%) Publishing
12 17 (0.78%) Electronics
12 17 (0.78%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.60%) Telecoms
14 11 (0.51%) Advertising
14 11 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
15 10 (0.46%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.41%) Legal
17 6 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,610 (74.09%) Developer
2 842 (38.75%) .NET Developer
3 645 (29.68%) C# Developer
4 510 (23.47%) Senior Developer
5 425 (19.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 325 (14.96%) Software Engineer
7 267 (12.29%) Senior .NET Developer
8 249 (11.46%) Software Developer
9 173 (7.96%) Senior C# Developer
10 166 (7.64%) ASP.NET Developer
11 160 (7.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 135 (6.21%) Lead Developer
13 128 (5.89%) Full Stack Developer
14 122 (5.61%) .NET Software Developer
15 113 (5.20%) Architect
16 108 (4.97%) Senior Software Engineer
17 105 (4.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 103 (4.74%) C# Software Developer
19 101 (4.65%) Senior C# .NET Developer
20 97 (4.46%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,590 (73.17%) .NET
2 881 (40.54%) ASP.NET
3 687 (31.62%) AngularJS
4 674 (31.02%) ASP.NET Web API
5 666 (30.65%) HTML
6 631 (29.04%) CSS
7 514 (23.65%) Web Services
8 470 (21.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 448 (20.62%) .NET Framework
10 420 (19.33%) React
11 377 (17.35%) jQuery
12 376 (17.30%) WCF
13 318 (14.63%) RESTful
14 312 (14.36%) Entity Framework
15 306 (14.08%) REST
16 304 (13.99%) HTML5
17 263 (12.10%) .NET Core
18 220 (10.12%) Node.js
19 195 (8.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 176 (8.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 315 (14.50%) Greenfield Project
2 271 (12.47%) Computer Science
3 219 (10.08%) User Experience
4 175 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
5 137 (6.30%) N-Tier
6 122 (5.61%) Mobile App
7 118 (5.43%) Fintech
8 92 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
9 71 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
10 54 (2.49%) Algorithms
11 36 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
12 31 (1.43%) Data Structures
13 30 (1.38%) Online Gambling
14 29 (1.33%) Online Banking
15 28 (1.29%) Management Information System
16 27 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 26 (1.20%) Hedge funds
18 16 (0.74%) Derivative
19 15 (0.69%) Fixed Income
20 13 (0.60%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 98 (4.51%) Apple iOS
2 95 (4.37%) Android
3 78 (3.59%) Linux
4 67 (3.08%) Windows
5 12 (0.55%) Unix
6 4 (0.18%) Nucleus RTOS
6 4 (0.18%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.14%) VMS
7 3 (0.14%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.046%) AIX
8 1 (0.046%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.046%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,562 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1,266 (58.26%) TDD
3 953 (43.86%) MVC
4 797 (36.68%) OO
5 713 (32.81%) Continuous Integration
6 641 (29.50%) Scrum
7 537 (24.71%) Software Engineering
8 534 (24.57%) Microservices
9 479 (22.04%) BDD
10 343 (15.78%) Test Automation
11 322 (14.82%) DevOps
12 308 (14.17%) SOA
13 304 (13.99%) Mentoring
14 295 (13.58%) Unit Testing
15 277 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
16 268 (12.33%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
17 248 (11.41%) Continuous Delivery
18 231 (10.63%) Web Development
19 230 (10.58%) OOP
20 217 (9.99%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,614 (74.28%) C#
2 1,005 (46.25%) JavaScript
3 949 (43.67%) SQL
4 331 (15.23%) Java
5 313 (14.40%) T-SQL
6 189 (8.70%) TypeScript
7 164 (7.55%) PHP
8 141 (6.49%) Python
9 98 (4.51%) VB.NET
10 95 (4.37%) PowerShell
11 82 (3.77%) C++
12 70 (3.22%) Java 8
13 68 (3.13%) C
14 57 (2.62%) VB
15 53 (2.44%) ES6
16 51 (2.35%) Apple Swift
17 48 (2.21%) Objective-C
18 47 (2.16%) Ruby
19 30 (1.38%) Go
20 28 (1.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 254 (11.69%) Degree
2 116 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (1.61%) Security Cleared
5 18 (0.83%) SC Cleared
6 14 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.46%) MCP
8 9 (0.41%) MCPD
9 7 (0.32%) CISSP
9 7 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.32%) MCSE
10 5 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.092%) ICAEW
12 2 (0.092%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.046%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.046%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.83%) QA
2 16 (0.74%) GDPR
3 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.18%) DICOM
5 2 (0.092%) WCAG
6 1 (0.046%) SLA
System Software
1 145 (6.67%) Docker
2 5 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.046%) GridGain
5 1 (0.046%) LXC
5 1 (0.046%) Varnish
5 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 69 (3.18%) Terraform
2 52 (2.39%) Ansible
3 42 (1.93%) Kubernetes
4 23 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.74%) Puppet
6 10 (0.46%) Grafana
7 6 (0.28%) Consul
7 6 (0.28%) logstash
7 6 (0.28%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.23%) Nagios
9 4 (0.18%) Kibana
9 4 (0.18%) Rancher
10 3 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.092%) Icinga
11 2 (0.092%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.092%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.046%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.046%) Packer
Vendors
1 439 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 116 (5.34%) Google
3 92 (4.23%) Xamarin
4 60 (2.76%) Nintex
5 57 (2.62%) Oracle
6 56 (2.58%) Atlassian
7 43 (1.98%) Zend
8 36 (1.66%) Sitecore
9 35 (1.61%) New Relic
10 25 (1.15%) Apple
11 22 (1.01%) Splunk
12 21 (0.97%) IBM
13 18 (0.83%) Adobe
14 11 (0.51%) Rackspace
15 10 (0.46%) MuleSoft
16 9 (0.41%) Charles River
16 9 (0.41%) SAP
17 8 (0.37%) Red Hat
17 8 (0.37%) TOWER Software
18 7 (0.32%) Telerik