Period
to 19 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 265 285 282
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3 +28
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 1,496 1,826 2,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.20% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.31% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,235 1,567 1,850
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 114,031 139,701 161,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.92% 92.19% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 90,428 110,324 131,517
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,823 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +9 1,365 £55,000 +4.76% 278
UK excluding London +11 849 £50,000 +5.26% 185
London +26 596 £70,000 +3.70% 121
South East -62 303 £53,000 +10.42% 54
North of England +59 178 £50,000 +11.11% 47
North West +69 144 £50,000 +11.11% 27
East of England +78 107 £52,500 -12.50% 24
South West +25 96 £43,000 -4.44% 7
Midlands +22 88 £47,500 +9.20% 25
West Midlands +46 63 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Scotland +50 46 £45,000 -10.00% 17
Wales +10 32 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Yorkshire +3 28 £40,000 -11.11% 14
East Midlands +4 25 £55,000 +13.99% 18
North East +13 6 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Northern Ireland +13 2 £52,500 +61.54% 4

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 1,035 (69.18%) .NET
2 1,011 (67.58%) Agile Software Development
3 1,007 (67.31%) C#
4 789 (52.74%) TDD
5 638 (42.65%) JavaScript
6 557 (37.23%) Azure
7 551 (36.83%) SQL
8 520 (34.76%) MVC
9 476 (31.82%) Scrum
10 475 (31.75%) SQL Server
11 440 (29.41%) HTML
12 432 (28.88%) ASP.NET
13 425 (28.41%) BDD
14 419 (28.01%) OO
15 418 (27.94%) CSS
16 408 (27.27%) AngularJS
17 402 (26.87%) .NET Core
18 382 (25.53%) ASP.NET Web API
19 381 (25.47%) Software Engineering
20 372 (24.87%) Continuous Integration
21 349 (23.33%) .NET Framework
22 334 (22.33%) Microsoft
23 306 (20.45%) AWS
24 301 (20.12%) REST
25 293 (19.59%) Git (software)
26 287 (19.18%) OOP
27 285 (19.05%) DevOps
28 283 (18.92%) Microservices
29 267 (17.85%) Web Services
30 246 (16.44%) Unit Testing

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 51 (3.41%) IIS
2 46 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
4 31 (2.07%) CMS
5 23 (1.54%) Confluence
6 12 (0.80%) Umbraco
7 10 (0.67%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.67%) WordPress
8 9 (0.60%) Hyperledger
9 8 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.40%) Apache
11 6 (0.40%) Drupal
11 6 (0.40%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.33%) Ethereum
12 5 (0.33%) nginx
13 4 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.27%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.27%) Luigi
13 4 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.067%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.60%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.33%) R3 Corda
4 3 (0.20%) Magento
5 2 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 557 (37.23%) Azure
2 306 (20.45%) AWS
3 103 (6.89%) Serverless
4 72 (4.81%) SaaS
5 59 (3.94%) PaaS
6 40 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
7 37 (2.47%) GitHub
8 35 (2.34%) GCP
9 33 (2.21%) Azure Functions
10 22 (1.47%) IaaS
11 21 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (1.27%) OpenShift
13 18 (1.20%) CloudBees
14 16 (1.07%) NuGet
15 12 (0.80%) npm
16 11 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
16 11 (0.74%) Veeva
17 10 (0.67%) Firebase
17 10 (0.67%) Power Platform
18 8 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.74%) HTTP
2 14 (0.94%) Internet
3 9 (0.60%) Wireless
4 7 (0.47%) FTP
5 6 (0.40%) DNS
5 6 (0.40%) Firewall
5 6 (0.40%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.27%) Network Security
8 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.13%) RIP
8 2 (0.13%) SMS
9 1 (0.067%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.067%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.067%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.067%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 475 (31.75%) SQL Server
2 163 (10.90%) NoSQL
3 88 (5.88%) MySQL
4 82 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 77 (5.15%) Azure SQL Database
6 56 (3.74%) MongoDB
7 45 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 44 (2.94%) Cosmos DB
9 35 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (1.94%) Big Data
10 29 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
11 23 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 22 (1.47%) Hadoop
13 21 (1.40%) Redis
14 19 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
15 17 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 14 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
17 13 (0.87%) SQL Server 2017
18 11 (0.74%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 293 (19.59%) Git (software)
2 92 (6.15%) Visual Studio
3 77 (5.15%) TeamCity
4 74 (4.95%) NUnit
5 71 (4.75%) JIRA
6 69 (4.61%) Selenium
7 66 (4.41%) Jenkins
8 65 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 63 (4.21%) Octopus Deploy
10 49 (3.28%) Jasmine
11 33 (2.21%) Mocha
12 32 (2.14%) Bitbucket
12 32 (2.14%) Karma Test Runner
12 32 (2.14%) Moq
13 28 (1.87%) Gradle
13 28 (1.87%) Protractor
14 27 (1.80%) Cucumber
14 27 (1.80%) Maven
15 26 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
16 25 (1.67%) gulp
General
1 128 (8.56%) Finance
2 80 (5.35%) Retail
3 71 (4.75%) Banking
4 51 (3.41%) Marketing
5 41 (2.74%) Games
6 18 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 10 (0.67%) Law
9 9 (0.60%) Automotive
9 9 (0.60%) Legal
10 7 (0.47%) Back Office
11 6 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.33%) Front Office
13 4 (0.27%) Public Sector
14 3 (0.20%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.13%) Environmental Health
15 2 (0.13%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.13%) Police
15 2 (0.13%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 1,104 (73.80%) Developer
2 468 (31.28%) .NET Developer
3 390 (26.07%) C# Developer
4 282 (18.85%) Senior Developer
5 252 (16.84%) C# .NET Developer
6 187 (12.50%) Software Developer
7 160 (10.70%) Software Engineer
8 114 (7.62%) PHP Developer
9 111 (7.42%) Full Stack Developer
10 99 (6.62%) Senior .NET Developer
11 75 (5.01%) Lead Developer
11 75 (5.01%) Senior C# Developer
12 73 (4.88%) Java Developer
13 60 (4.01%) Architect
13 60 (4.01%) Senior Software Engineer
14 59 (3.94%) Azure Developer
14 59 (3.94%) C# Software Developer
15 53 (3.54%) SQL Developer
16 51 (3.41%) .NET Software Developer
17 50 (3.34%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,035 (69.18%) .NET
2 440 (29.41%) HTML
3 432 (28.88%) ASP.NET
4 418 (27.94%) CSS
5 408 (27.27%) AngularJS
6 402 (26.87%) .NET Core
7 382 (25.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 349 (23.33%) .NET Framework
9 301 (20.12%) REST
10 267 (17.85%) Web Services
11 244 (16.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 243 (16.24%) RESTful
13 231 (15.44%) Entity Framework
14 222 (14.84%) React
15 170 (11.36%) HTML5
16 166 (11.10%) jQuery
17 154 (10.29%) Node.js
18 124 (8.29%) WCF
19 107 (7.15%) Spring
20 98 (6.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 156 (10.43%) Greenfield Project
2 122 (8.16%) User Experience
3 64 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
4 56 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
5 54 (3.61%) Mobile App
6 47 (3.14%) Algorithms
6 47 (3.14%) Data Structures
7 32 (2.14%) Online Gambling
8 28 (1.87%) Data Centre
9 25 (1.67%) N-Tier
10 23 (1.54%) Blog
11 18 (1.20%) Cloud Native
12 16 (1.07%) PlayStation
13 12 (0.80%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.74%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.53%) Xbox
16 5 (0.33%) Bitcoin
16 5 (0.33%) Mobile Banking
16 5 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 138 (9.22%) Windows
2 63 (4.21%) Linux
3 41 (2.74%) Android
4 38 (2.54%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.40%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.20%) Unix
7 1 (0.067%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.067%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.067%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.067%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,011 (67.58%) Agile Software Development
2 789 (52.74%) TDD
3 520 (34.76%) MVC
4 476 (31.82%) Scrum
5 425 (28.41%) BDD
6 419 (28.01%) OO
7 381 (25.47%) Software Engineering
8 372 (24.87%) Continuous Integration
9 287 (19.18%) OOP
10 285 (19.05%) DevOps
11 283 (18.92%) Microservices
12 246 (16.44%) Unit Testing
13 190 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
14 183 (12.23%) Mentoring
15 182 (12.17%) Fintech
16 181 (12.10%) Test Automation
17 148 (9.89%) Continuous Delivery
17 148 (9.89%) SOA
18 142 (9.49%) E-Commerce
19 136 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,007 (67.31%) C#
2 638 (42.65%) JavaScript
3 551 (36.83%) SQL
4 182 (12.17%) Java
5 163 (10.90%) T-SQL
6 162 (10.83%) PHP
7 158 (10.56%) TypeScript
8 67 (4.48%) PowerShell
9 65 (4.34%) Python
10 46 (3.07%) VB.NET
11 37 (2.47%) ES6
12 36 (2.41%) Apple Swift
12 36 (2.41%) Kotlin
13 35 (2.34%) Java 8
14 29 (1.94%) Objective-C
15 26 (1.74%) C++
16 25 (1.67%) PL/SQL
17 21 (1.40%) PHP 7
18 18 (1.20%) Go
19 16 (1.07%) F#
Qualifications
1 141 (9.43%) Degree
2 70 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.27%) MCP
4 5 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.27%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.13%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.13%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.067%) CISSP
7 1 (0.067%) CIW
7 1 (0.067%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.067%) MCSD
7 1 (0.067%) MCSE
7 1 (0.067%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.067%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.48%) QA
2 12 (0.80%) GDPR
3 6 (0.40%) PMO
4 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.20%) GxP
6 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 245 (16.38%) Docker
2 7 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.067%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.067%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.067%) zsh
Systems Management
1 94 (6.28%) Kubernetes
2 55 (3.68%) Terraform
3 22 (1.47%) Puppet
4 21 (1.40%) Rancher
5 8 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.40%) Ansible
7 3 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.20%) Grafana
7 3 (0.20%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.20%) Salt
8 2 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.13%) Consul
9 1 (0.067%) Kibana
Vendors
1 334 (22.33%) Microsoft
2 42 (2.81%) Oracle
3 26 (1.74%) Google
4 23 (1.54%) WorldPay
5 22 (1.47%) Xamarin
6 18 (1.20%) FIS
7 13 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (0.80%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.53%) Sitecore
9 8 (0.53%) Zend
10 7 (0.47%) IBM
11 6 (0.40%) Tableau
12 4 (0.27%) Borland
12 4 (0.27%) DevExpress
13 3 (0.20%) Apple
13 3 (0.20%) BT
13 3 (0.20%) Genesys
14 2 (0.13%) Cadence
14 2 (0.13%) Software AG
14 2 (0.13%) VMware