Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 212 267 286
Rank change year-on-year +55 +19 +14
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 990 1,550 1,824
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.23% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.33% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,075 1,373 1,657
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £34,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.06%

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 59,138 116,142 140,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.35% 92.11% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 47,696 93,062 111,895
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

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 22 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SOLID in the UK

SOLID
Top 18 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 22 January 2021. 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 +53 911 £57,500 +4.55% 191
UK excluding London +50 571 £52,500 +5.00% 151
London +53 362 £74,000 +5.71% 56
South East +82 234 £55,000 +4.76% 34
Work from Home +57 231 £55,000 - 44
North of England +62 159 £55,000 +10.00% 54
Yorkshire +74 72 £57,500 +53.33% 14
Midlands +51 66 £40,000 -15.79% 22
North West +1 60 £53,000 +6.00% 35
South West +40 54 £50,000 +16.28% 11
West Midlands +39 40 £37,500 -17.58% 16
North East +47 27 £47,500 -5.00% 5
East Midlands +51 26 £40,750 -25.91% 6
Scotland +32 22 £50,000 +11.11% 9
East of England +25 21 £60,000 +14.29% 14
Wales +24 11 £50,000 - 5
Northern Ireland +14 3 - - 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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.

1 677 (68.38%) Agile Software Development
2 620 (62.63%) .NET
3 610 (61.62%) JavaScript
4 586 (59.19%) C#
5 499 (50.40%) TDD
6 443 (44.75%) Azure
7 436 (44.04%) .NET Core
8 408 (41.21%) Microservices
9 372 (37.58%) DevOps
10 367 (37.07%) SQL
11 345 (34.85%) CSS
12 328 (33.13%) React
13 326 (32.93%) .NET Framework
14 305 (30.81%) Software Engineering
15 302 (30.51%) MVC
16 301 (30.40%) SQL Server
17 277 (27.98%) HTML
18 275 (27.78%) AngularJS
19 249 (25.15%) OO
20 243 (24.55%) Docker
21 236 (23.84%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
22 226 (22.83%) Git (software)
23 223 (22.53%) AWS
24 218 (22.02%) Java
25 217 (21.92%) ASP.NET
26 213 (21.52%) Scrum
27 203 (20.51%) Entity Framework
28 199 (20.10%) ASP.NET Web API
29 189 (19.09%) OOP
30 170 (17.17%) 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 57 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 48 (4.85%) NServiceBus
3 41 (4.14%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (3.94%) CMS
5 25 (2.53%) IIS
6 18 (1.82%) Confluence
7 16 (1.62%) EPiServer
8 11 (1.11%) Moodle
9 8 (0.81%) Apache
10 7 (0.71%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.61%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.51%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.40%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.40%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.40%) WordPress
14 2 (0.20%) Kentico
14 2 (0.20%) nginx
14 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (0.51%) InVision
1 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.51%) Sketch
2 4 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 44 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.20%) Magento
4 1 (0.10%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 443 (44.75%) Azure
2 223 (22.53%) AWS
3 98 (9.90%) PaaS
4 58 (5.86%) SaaS
5 57 (5.76%) GCP
6 50 (5.05%) Serverless
7 41 (4.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 40 (4.04%) IaaS
8 40 (4.04%) npm
9 30 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (1.52%) NuGet
12 14 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
12 14 (1.41%) Slack
13 13 (1.31%) GitHub
14 11 (1.11%) Logic Apps
15 9 (0.91%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.71%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.15%) HTTP
2 39 (3.94%) Skype
3 15 (1.52%) Internet
4 3 (0.30%) AMQP
5 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.10%) DNS
6 1 (0.10%) SSL
6 1 (0.10%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (30.40%) SQL Server
2 151 (15.25%) NoSQL
3 72 (7.27%) MySQL
4 68 (6.87%) MongoDB
5 43 (4.34%) Redis
6 35 (3.54%) Relational Database
7 34 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 14 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
12 12 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (1.21%) Big Data
12 12 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (1.01%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (0.81%) GIS
16 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 226 (22.83%) Git (software)
2 122 (12.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 82 (8.28%) GitLab
3 82 (8.28%) Visual Studio Team System
4 51 (5.15%) JIRA
5 45 (4.55%) Jenkins
6 39 (3.94%) Visual Studio
7 37 (3.74%) NUnit
8 36 (3.64%) TeamCity
9 33 (3.33%) webpack
10 30 (3.03%) Selenium
11 26 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
12 23 (2.32%) gulp
12 23 (2.32%) Moq
13 22 (2.22%) MSTest
14 19 (1.92%) jspm
15 14 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 12 (1.21%) Babel
16 12 (1.21%) Jasmine
17 11 (1.11%) Mocha
General
1 114 (11.52%) Finance
2 32 (3.23%) Public Sector
3 22 (2.22%) Games
4 21 (2.12%) Marketing
5 20 (2.02%) Banking
6 18 (1.82%) Back Office
7 15 (1.52%) Front Office
8 9 (0.91%) Law
9 7 (0.71%) Advertising
10 5 (0.51%) Automotive
11 4 (0.40%) Housing Association
12 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.20%) Police
12 2 (0.20%) Retail
13 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.10%) Legal
13 1 (0.10%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 706 (71.31%) Developer
2 293 (29.60%) Senior Developer
3 242 (24.44%) .NET Developer
4 212 (21.41%) C# Developer
5 165 (16.67%) Software Engineer
6 140 (14.14%) Software Developer
7 121 (12.22%) C# .NET Developer
8 120 (12.12%) Full Stack Developer
9 104 (10.51%) Senior .NET Developer
10 95 (9.60%) Senior C# Developer
11 79 (7.98%) Java Developer
12 71 (7.17%) C# Software Developer
13 69 (6.97%) Azure Developer
14 57 (5.76%) React Developer
15 56 (5.66%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 55 (5.56%) Lead Developer
17 51 (5.15%) PHP Developer
18 50 (5.05%) Senior Software Engineer
19 47 (4.75%) SQL Developer
20 46 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 620 (62.63%) .NET
2 436 (44.04%) .NET Core
3 345 (34.85%) CSS
4 328 (33.13%) React
5 326 (32.93%) .NET Framework
6 277 (27.98%) HTML
7 275 (27.78%) AngularJS
8 217 (21.92%) ASP.NET
9 203 (20.51%) Entity Framework
10 199 (20.10%) ASP.NET Web API
11 170 (17.17%) jQuery
12 154 (15.56%) Node.js
12 154 (15.56%) RESTful
13 153 (15.45%) REST
14 149 (15.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 124 (12.53%) Web Services
16 122 (12.32%) ASP.NET MVC
17 104 (10.51%) Vue.js
18 98 (9.90%) Kafka
19 92 (9.29%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.26%) N-Tier
2 52 (5.25%) User Experience
3 51 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (2.83%) Reinsurance
6 17 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.52%) iPhone
7 15 (1.52%) Renewable Energy
8 14 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.21%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (0.91%) Fixed Income
11 9 (0.91%) NHS
12 8 (0.81%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.81%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.81%) Wiki
13 6 (0.61%) e-Learning
13 6 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.61%) SCORM
14 5 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (3.64%) Windows
2 31 (3.13%) Android
3 26 (2.63%) Linux
4 19 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.30%) Unix
5 3 (0.30%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 677 (68.38%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (50.40%) TDD
3 408 (41.21%) Microservices
4 372 (37.58%) DevOps
5 305 (30.81%) Software Engineering
6 302 (30.51%) MVC
7 249 (25.15%) OO
8 236 (23.84%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 213 (21.52%) Scrum
10 189 (19.09%) OOP
11 169 (17.07%) Unit Testing
12 165 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 156 (15.76%) SOA
14 145 (14.65%) BDD
14 145 (14.65%) Test Automation
15 122 (12.32%) Mentoring
16 86 (8.69%) Front End Development
17 82 (8.28%) UML
18 79 (7.98%) SDLC
19 76 (7.68%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 610 (61.62%) JavaScript
2 586 (59.19%) C#
3 367 (37.07%) SQL
4 218 (22.02%) Java
5 149 (15.05%) Python
6 126 (12.73%) Go
7 119 (12.02%) TypeScript
8 105 (10.61%) T-SQL
9 78 (7.88%) PHP
10 61 (6.16%) C++
11 59 (5.96%) PowerShell
12 48 (4.85%) Kotlin
13 44 (4.44%) Ruby
14 43 (4.34%) Scala
15 35 (3.54%) ES6
16 30 (3.03%) Java 8
17 12 (1.21%) ES8
18 9 (0.91%) Apple Swift
19 7 (0.71%) PHP 7
19 7 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (8.79%) Degree
2 29 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (0.61%) SC Cleared
3 6 (0.61%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.10%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.62%) QA
2 4 (0.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.20%) NIST
3 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 243 (24.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 153 (15.45%) Kubernetes
2 125 (12.63%) Terraform
3 29 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.62%) MIIS
5 10 (1.01%) Ansible
5 10 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.51%) Puppet
6 5 (0.51%) Rancher
7 1 (0.10%) Kibana
Vendors
1 108 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 56 (5.66%) Nintex
3 17 (1.72%) Oracle
3 17 (1.72%) Sparx
4 13 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (1.11%) Apple
5 11 (1.11%) Facebook
5 11 (1.11%) Google
6 10 (1.01%) Zend
7 7 (0.71%) Sitecore
8 6 (0.61%) CODA
8 6 (0.61%) DevExpress
8 6 (0.61%) Embarcadero
9 5 (0.51%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.40%) Adobe
10 4 (0.40%) Telstra
11 2 (0.20%) Alibaba
11 2 (0.20%) hybris
12 1 (0.10%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.10%) Sun