Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 402 414
Rank change year-on-year +119 +12 +206
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 2137 1528 1608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 0.77% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.87% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1924 1341 1397
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £36,075 £33,250 £34,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

SOLID is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 158870 176361 191387
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.05% 88.08%
Number of salaries quoted 126186 147044 156131
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,533 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 +110 2078 £55,000 +10.00% 134
UK excluding London +150 1081 £47,500 +5.56% 75
London +74 1025 £62,500 +4.17% 63
South East +164 401 £50,000 +17.65% 19
North of England +73 262 £42,750 -5.00% 19
North West +74 196 £45,000 +3.45% 17
Midlands +56 163 £42,500 +2.82% 7
East of England +23 134 £51,000 -2.86% 13
West Midlands +53 115 £42,500 - 4
South West +67 95 £47,500 +35.71% 13
Yorkshire -13 54 £42,500 -10.53% 2
East Midlands +11 48 £40,000 - 3
Scotland +12 17 £45,000 -26.83% 4
North East +31 12 £41,250 -13.16%
Wales +14 9 £40,000 +5.26%
Northern Ireland - 3 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing SOLID also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SOLID.

1 1657 (77.54%) C#
2 1587 (74.26%) .NET
3 1536 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1304 (61.02%) TDD
5 1184 (55.40%) MVC
6 1094 (51.19%) JavaScript
7 978 (45.77%) ASP.NET
8 901 (42.16%) SQL Server
8 901 (42.16%) HTML
9 839 (39.26%) CSS
10 834 (39.03%) SQL
11 805 (37.67%) AngularJS
12 664 (31.07%) ASP.NET MVC
13 659 (30.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 655 (30.65%) Scrum
15 641 (30.00%) Microsoft
16 634 (29.67%) Continuous Integration
17 614 (28.73%) OO
18 581 (27.19%) BDD
19 532 (24.89%) .NET Framework
20 498 (23.30%) Microsoft Azure
21 471 (22.04%) Git (software)
22 451 (21.10%) Finance
23 431 (20.17%) Entity Framework
24 430 (20.12%) HTML5
25 429 (20.07%) Software Engineering
26 423 (19.79%) Microservices
27 402 (18.81%) DevOps
28 394 (18.44%) RESTful
29 385 (18.02%) Web Services

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 90 (4.21%) CMS
2 81 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
3 68 (3.18%) IIS
4 62 (2.90%) NServiceBus
5 54 (2.53%) Umbraco
6 48 (2.25%) SharePoint
7 29 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 28 (1.31%) Apache Spark
9 22 (1.03%) Apache
9 22 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
10 21 (0.98%) Apache Solr
10 21 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
11 19 (0.89%) Confluence
12 17 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
13 15 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.56%) MS Project Server
15 11 (0.51%) EPiServer
16 10 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 10 (0.47%) Sitefinity
16 10 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.42%) HipChat
5 7 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.19%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.094%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.047%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 48 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.19%) nopCommerce
3 3 (0.14%) Magento
4 2 (0.094%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.047%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 498 (23.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 323 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
3 146 (6.83%) SaaS
4 51 (2.39%) PaaS
5 43 (2.01%) GitHub
6 30 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (1.17%) Google Play
8 21 (0.98%) Azure Machine Learning
8 21 (0.98%) Office 365
9 18 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.61%) IaaS
12 9 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.33%) Asana
14 6 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.23%) Datadog
15 5 (0.23%) Google Analytics
16 3 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
16 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 62 (2.90%) HTTP
2 19 (0.89%) Intranet
3 15 (0.70%) Internet
4 11 (0.51%) Extranet
5 10 (0.47%) SSL
6 8 (0.37%) Wireless
7 6 (0.28%) DNS
8 5 (0.23%) AMQP
8 5 (0.23%) Broadband
9 2 (0.094%) PPP
9 2 (0.094%) SMS
9 2 (0.094%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.047%) FTP
10 1 (0.047%) Skype
10 1 (0.047%) SMTP
10 1 (0.047%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 901 (42.16%) SQL Server
2 258 (12.07%) NoSQL
3 227 (10.62%) MongoDB
4 154 (7.21%) MySQL
5 99 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 97 (4.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 90 (4.21%) Relational Database
8 78 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 72 (3.37%) Redis
10 62 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 61 (2.85%) DocumentDB
12 49 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
13 41 (1.92%) Big Data
14 40 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
15 32 (1.50%) RDBMS
16 28 (1.31%) SSDT
17 27 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
18 26 (1.22%) Couchbase
19 24 (1.12%) Blockchain
19 24 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 471 (22.04%) Git (software)
2 339 (15.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 299 (13.99%) TeamCity
4 230 (10.76%) NUnit
4 230 (10.76%) Visual Studio
5 166 (7.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 131 (6.13%) Jenkins
7 122 (5.71%) JIRA
8 118 (5.52%) Subversion
9 117 (5.47%) MSBuild
10 110 (5.15%) SpecFlow
11 84 (3.93%) Selenium
12 80 (3.74%) Jasmine
13 75 (3.51%) Moq
14 56 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 56 (2.62%) Mocha
15 55 (2.57%) Maven
16 46 (2.15%) webpack
17 45 (2.11%) Karma Test Runner
18 43 (2.01%) gulp
General
1 451 (21.10%) Finance
2 154 (7.21%) Banking
3 94 (4.40%) Retail
4 83 (3.88%) Advertising
5 70 (3.28%) Marketing
6 64 (2.99%) Electronics
7 57 (2.67%) Games
8 48 (2.25%) Telecoms
9 43 (2.01%) Manufacturing
10 37 (1.73%) Financial Institution
11 33 (1.54%) Investment Banking
12 30 (1.40%) Back Office
13 22 (1.03%) Law
13 22 (1.03%) Publishing
14 17 (0.80%) Legal
15 12 (0.56%) Front Office
16 9 (0.42%) Military
17 8 (0.37%) Billing
18 7 (0.33%) Automotive
19 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1730 (80.95%) Developer
2 928 (43.43%) .NET Developer
3 776 (36.31%) C# Developer
4 552 (25.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 489 (22.88%) Senior Developer
6 297 (13.90%) ASP.NET Developer
7 273 (12.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 233 (10.90%) Software Developer
9 226 (10.58%) Senior .NET Developer
10 212 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 193 (9.03%) Senior C# Developer
12 184 (8.61%) Full Stack Developer
13 168 (7.86%) Software Engineer
14 142 (6.64%) C# Software Developer
15 139 (6.50%) .NET Software Developer
16 133 (6.22%) Lead Developer
17 118 (5.52%) SQL Developer
18 108 (5.05%) Agile Developer
19 105 (4.91%) Java Developer
20 103 (4.82%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1587 (74.26%) .NET
2 978 (45.77%) ASP.NET
3 901 (42.16%) HTML
4 839 (39.26%) CSS
5 805 (37.67%) AngularJS
6 664 (31.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 659 (30.84%) ASP.NET Web API
8 532 (24.89%) .NET Framework
9 431 (20.17%) Entity Framework
10 430 (20.12%) HTML5
11 394 (18.44%) RESTful
12 385 (18.02%) Web Services
13 376 (17.59%) jQuery
14 367 (17.17%) React
15 354 (16.57%) WCF
16 300 (14.04%) REST
17 278 (13.01%) WPF
18 276 (12.92%) CSS3
19 260 (12.17%) Node.js
20 209 (9.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 339 (15.86%) Greenfield Project
2 229 (10.72%) Computer Science
3 225 (10.53%) User Experience
4 118 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
5 112 (5.24%) Fintech
6 111 (5.19%) Mobile App
7 62 (2.90%) Online Banking
8 59 (2.76%) N-Tier
9 47 (2.20%) Social Media
10 45 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
11 44 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 28 (1.31%) Wiki
13 26 (1.22%) Client/Server
14 24 (1.12%) iPad
15 22 (1.03%) Digital Media
16 15 (0.70%) Over-the-Top Content
16 15 (0.70%) Streaming Video
16 15 (0.70%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.61%) Hedge funds
17 13 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 178 (8.33%) Windows
2 155 (7.25%) Android
3 125 (5.85%) Linux
4 116 (5.43%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.03%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.47%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.28%) Unix
8 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.094%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.094%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.047%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.047%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.047%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.047%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1536 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1304 (61.02%) TDD
3 1184 (55.40%) MVC
4 655 (30.65%) Scrum
5 634 (29.67%) Continuous Integration
6 614 (28.73%) OO
7 581 (27.19%) BDD
8 429 (20.07%) Software Engineering
9 423 (19.79%) Microservices
10 402 (18.81%) DevOps
11 290 (13.57%) SOA
12 274 (12.82%) Web Development
13 271 (12.68%) OOP
14 245 (11.46%) SDLC
15 240 (11.23%) Unit Testing
16 237 (11.09%) Test Automation
17 228 (10.67%) Domain-Driven Design
18 227 (10.62%) Kanban
19 221 (10.34%) Mentoring
20 210 (9.83%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1657 (77.54%) C#
2 1094 (51.19%) JavaScript
3 834 (39.03%) SQL
4 294 (13.76%) Java
5 224 (10.48%) T-SQL
6 164 (7.67%) Python
7 163 (7.63%) TypeScript
8 137 (6.41%) VB.NET
9 127 (5.94%) PowerShell
10 97 (4.54%) PHP
11 79 (3.70%) C++
12 71 (3.32%) Objective-C
12 71 (3.32%) Ruby
13 59 (2.76%) Apple Swift
14 34 (1.59%) Scala
15 31 (1.45%) ES6
15 31 (1.45%) Shell Script
16 30 (1.40%) C
17 29 (1.36%) F#
18 26 (1.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 279 (13.06%) Degree
2 95 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (0.56%) MCP
4 12 (0.56%) MCPD
5 9 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (0.42%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.42%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.19%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.094%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.094%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.047%) ICAEW
8 1 (0.047%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.047%) MBA
8 1 (0.047%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (7.30%) QA
2 9 (0.42%) MiFID
3 7 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.19%) SLA
5 2 (0.094%) WCAG
System Software
1 124 (5.80%) Docker
2 3 (0.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.14%) Firmware
3 1 (0.047%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 56 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
2 46 (2.15%) Puppet
3 44 (2.06%) Ansible
4 27 (1.26%) Control-M
5 24 (1.12%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.42%) Kibana
6 9 (0.42%) Terraform
7 8 (0.37%) logstash
8 6 (0.28%) Grafana
8 6 (0.28%) StatsD
9 5 (0.23%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.14%) Graphite
10 3 (0.14%) Salt
11 2 (0.094%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.094%) Consul
11 2 (0.094%) Nagios
11 2 (0.094%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.094%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 641 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 152 (7.11%) Xamarin
3 101 (4.73%) Google
4 58 (2.71%) Oracle
5 42 (1.97%) SAP
5 42 (1.97%) Sitecore
6 32 (1.50%) Atlassian
6 32 (1.50%) IBM
7 20 (0.94%) New Relic
8 19 (0.89%) AppDynamics
9 17 (0.80%) Zend
10 11 (0.51%) Apple
10 11 (0.51%) Embarcadero
11 10 (0.47%) Adobe
11 10 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.42%) Perforce
13 8 (0.37%) Solace
13 8 (0.37%) Splunk
14 7 (0.33%) DevExpress
14 7 (0.33%) FXall