Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 297 359
Rank change year-on-year +33 +62 +89
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 2,017 2,057 1,656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.14% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.25% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,748 1,861 1,492
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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 146,225 165,096 168,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.56% 91.88% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 115,831 131,154 139,968
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +25 1,916 £52,500 - 345
UK excluding London +30 1,135 £47,500 - 215
London +10 833 £65,000 +8.33% 150
South East +70 564 £47,500 -5.00% 68
North of England +14 203 £45,000 +5.88% 52
Midlands +58 133 £43,500 +8.75% 45
North West -13 127 £45,000 - 34
East of England +8 100 £55,000 +4.76% 15
South West -27 86 £45,000 -4.26% 15
East Midlands +56 71 £43,500 +24.29% 19
Yorkshire +42 68 £45,000 +5.88% 15
West Midlands +6 62 £40,000 - 26
Scotland +3 33 £47,500 -5.00% 11
Wales 0 15 £47,500 +18.75% 9
North East -15 8 £55,000 +69.23% 3
Northern Ireland -6 7 £32,500 -35.00%

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1,494 (74.07%) C#
2 1,483 (73.53%) .NET
3 1,419 (70.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1,128 (55.92%) TDD
5 912 (45.22%) JavaScript
6 893 (44.27%) SQL
7 848 (42.04%) MVC
8 822 (40.75%) ASP.NET
9 752 (37.28%) SQL Server
10 713 (35.35%) OO
11 663 (32.87%) Microsoft Azure
12 641 (31.78%) HTML
13 623 (30.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 616 (30.54%) Continuous Integration
15 611 (30.29%) CSS
16 590 (29.25%) Scrum
16 590 (29.25%) AngularJS
17 499 (24.74%) Git (software)
18 460 (22.81%) Microservices
19 459 (22.76%) ASP.NET MVC
20 439 (21.76%) Microsoft
21 429 (21.27%) .NET Framework
22 414 (20.53%) Software Engineering
23 407 (20.18%) Web Services
24 399 (19.78%) BDD
25 379 (18.79%) Amazon AWS
26 375 (18.59%) WCF
27 369 (18.29%) React
28 329 (16.31%) Test Automation
29 324 (16.06%) jQuery

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 92 (4.56%) CMS
2 71 (3.52%) IIS
3 70 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
4 62 (3.07%) SharePoint
5 53 (2.63%) Umbraco
6 52 (2.58%) Confluence
7 44 (2.18%) NServiceBus
8 36 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
9 22 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
10 20 (0.99%) Apache
10 20 (0.99%) Apache Spark
11 16 (0.79%) Apache Solr
12 14 (0.69%) Sitefinity
13 11 (0.55%) EPiServer
14 10 (0.50%) Kentico
14 10 (0.50%) nginx
15 8 (0.40%) JBoss
16 7 (0.35%) Drupal
16 7 (0.35%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (0.35%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.25%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.20%) Doxygen
4 4 (0.20%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.20%) Maya
5 2 (0.099%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 58 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.09%) Actimize
3 7 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.099%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.099%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.050%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 663 (32.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 379 (18.79%) Amazon AWS
3 109 (5.40%) SaaS
4 80 (3.97%) Serverless
5 51 (2.53%) PaaS
6 38 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 34 (1.69%) GitHub
8 32 (1.59%) npm
9 31 (1.54%) Azure Functions
10 21 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (0.64%) OpenShift
14 12 (0.59%) Slack
14 12 (0.59%) TestFlight
15 11 (0.55%) Google Play
16 10 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
16 10 (0.50%) IaaS
16 10 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.47%) HTTP
2 10 (0.50%) SSL
3 8 (0.40%) AMQP
3 8 (0.40%) Internet
4 7 (0.35%) SMS
5 6 (0.30%) Extranet
6 5 (0.25%) Intranet
6 5 (0.25%) VoIP
7 3 (0.15%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.099%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.099%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.050%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.050%) IPsec
9 1 (0.050%) Plixer Scrutinizer
9 1 (0.050%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 752 (37.28%) SQL Server
2 217 (10.76%) NoSQL
3 177 (8.78%) MongoDB
4 133 (6.59%) MySQL
5 71 (3.52%) Azure SQL Database
6 67 (3.32%) Relational Database
7 63 (3.12%) Redis
8 57 (2.83%) Big Data
8 57 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
9 51 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 44 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
11 40 (1.98%) Cosmos DB
12 38 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
13 36 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
14 35 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
15 33 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 20 (0.99%) CouchDB
16 20 (0.99%) Star Schema
17 17 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
18 16 (0.79%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 499 (24.74%) Git (software)
2 285 (14.13%) Visual Studio
3 255 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 187 (9.27%) TeamCity
5 143 (7.09%) Jenkins
6 141 (6.99%) NUnit
7 130 (6.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 112 (5.55%) Visual Studio Team System
9 99 (4.91%) JIRA
10 75 (3.72%) Selenium
11 73 (3.62%) webpack
12 56 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 56 (2.78%) Subversion
13 52 (2.58%) Jasmine
14 49 (2.43%) MSBuild
15 41 (2.03%) ReSharper
16 36 (1.78%) Moq
17 34 (1.69%) Bitbucket
18 32 (1.59%) MSTest
19 30 (1.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 317 (15.72%) Finance
2 126 (6.25%) Banking
3 78 (3.87%) Retail
4 51 (2.53%) Games
5 43 (2.13%) Marketing
6 34 (1.69%) Back Office
7 25 (1.24%) Automotive
8 22 (1.09%) Front Office
8 22 (1.09%) Military
9 18 (0.89%) Electronics
9 18 (0.89%) Law
10 15 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.69%) Publishing
11 14 (0.69%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
13 10 (0.50%) Advertising
13 10 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.40%) Legal
16 2 (0.099%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,508 (74.76%) Developer
2 800 (39.66%) .NET Developer
3 639 (31.68%) C# Developer
4 450 (22.31%) Senior Developer
5 423 (20.97%) C# .NET Developer
6 252 (12.49%) Senior .NET Developer
7 237 (11.75%) Software Engineer
8 212 (10.51%) Software Developer
9 163 (8.08%) ASP.NET Developer
10 158 (7.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 158 (7.83%) Senior C# Developer
11 123 (6.10%) Full Stack Developer
12 119 (5.90%) Lead Developer
13 112 (5.55%) Architect
14 106 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
14 106 (5.26%) SQL Developer
15 98 (4.86%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 97 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 85 (4.21%) C# Software Developer
18 80 (3.97%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,483 (73.53%) .NET
2 822 (40.75%) ASP.NET
3 641 (31.78%) HTML
4 623 (30.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 611 (30.29%) CSS
6 590 (29.25%) AngularJS
7 459 (22.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 429 (21.27%) .NET Framework
9 407 (20.18%) Web Services
10 375 (18.59%) WCF
11 369 (18.29%) React
12 324 (16.06%) jQuery
13 306 (15.17%) HTML5
14 292 (14.48%) RESTful
15 290 (14.38%) Entity Framework
16 268 (13.29%) .NET Core
16 268 (13.29%) REST
17 203 (10.06%) Node.js
18 179 (8.87%) CSS3
19 158 (7.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 270 (13.39%) Greenfield Project
2 224 (11.11%) User Experience
3 151 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
4 111 (5.50%) N-Tier
5 107 (5.30%) Fintech
6 104 (5.16%) Mobile App
7 93 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
8 42 (2.08%) Algorithms
8 42 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
10 28 (1.39%) Online Banking
11 23 (1.14%) Hedge funds
12 22 (1.09%) Data Structures
12 22 (1.09%) Management Information System
13 21 (1.04%) Cloud Native
14 18 (0.89%) Fixed Income
15 17 (0.84%) Derivative
15 17 (0.84%) Online Gambling
16 15 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 11 (0.55%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 79 (3.92%) Apple iOS
2 73 (3.62%) Android
3 64 (3.17%) Linux
4 58 (2.88%) Windows
5 16 (0.79%) Unix
6 5 (0.25%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.15%) VMS
8 2 (0.099%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.050%) AIX
9 1 (0.050%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,419 (70.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,128 (55.92%) TDD
3 848 (42.04%) MVC
4 713 (35.35%) OO
5 616 (30.54%) Continuous Integration
6 590 (29.25%) Scrum
7 460 (22.81%) Microservices
8 414 (20.53%) Software Engineering
9 399 (19.78%) BDD
10 329 (16.31%) Test Automation
11 291 (14.43%) DevOps
12 267 (13.24%) Unit Testing
13 263 (13.04%) SOA
14 254 (12.59%) Mentoring
15 248 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
16 231 (11.45%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
17 225 (11.16%) Computer Science
18 207 (10.26%) OOP
19 199 (9.87%) Continuous Delivery
20 196 (9.72%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,494 (74.07%) C#
2 912 (45.22%) JavaScript
3 893 (44.27%) SQL
4 302 (14.97%) Java
5 288 (14.28%) T-SQL
6 171 (8.48%) TypeScript
7 146 (7.24%) PHP
8 145 (7.19%) Python
9 85 (4.21%) PowerShell
10 74 (3.67%) VB.NET
11 69 (3.42%) ES6
11 69 (3.42%) VB
12 59 (2.93%) Java 8
13 55 (2.73%) C++
14 49 (2.43%) Ruby
15 48 (2.38%) Apple Swift
16 45 (2.23%) Objective-C
17 33 (1.64%) C
18 27 (1.34%) Go
19 24 (1.19%) F#
Qualifications
1 203 (10.06%) Degree
2 89 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (0.69%) Security Cleared
5 10 (0.50%) MCP
5 10 (0.50%) MCPD
6 9 (0.45%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (0.40%) CISSP
7 8 (0.40%) MCSE
8 7 (0.35%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.35%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.15%) HND
10 2 (0.099%) ICAEW
10 2 (0.099%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.050%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.050%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.26%) QA
2 14 (0.69%) GDPR
3 4 (0.20%) DICOM
3 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.15%) WCAG
5 2 (0.099%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.050%) EMIR
6 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.050%) MiFID
System Software
1 140 (6.94%) Docker
2 7 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.15%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.099%) LXC
6 1 (0.050%) HDFS
6 1 (0.050%) Varnish
6 1 (0.050%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 62 (3.07%) Terraform
2 41 (2.03%) Kubernetes
3 39 (1.93%) Ansible
4 19 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.69%) Puppet
6 13 (0.64%) Grafana
7 9 (0.45%) Prometheus
8 7 (0.35%) Rancher
9 4 (0.20%) Kibana
9 4 (0.20%) logstash
10 3 (0.15%) Nagios
11 2 (0.099%) Consul
11 2 (0.099%) Icinga
11 2 (0.099%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.050%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 1 (0.050%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.050%) Packer
12 1 (0.050%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 439 (21.76%) Microsoft
2 71 (3.52%) Xamarin
3 69 (3.42%) Google
4 53 (2.63%) Oracle
5 47 (2.33%) Nintex
6 45 (2.23%) Atlassian
7 31 (1.54%) Zend
8 26 (1.29%) New Relic
8 26 (1.29%) Sitecore
9 19 (0.94%) Apple
9 19 (0.94%) IBM
10 15 (0.74%) Splunk
11 13 (0.64%) Adobe
12 12 (0.59%) Telerik
13 10 (0.50%) Rackspace
14 9 (0.45%) Charles River
15 8 (0.40%) DevExpress
15 8 (0.40%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.40%) TOWER Software
16 7 (0.35%) VMware