Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 252 284 270
Rank change year-on-year +32 -14 +20
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 812 1,671 2,149
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.18% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.27% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 789 1,557 1,958
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.84% -3.77%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £77,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% -4.21%

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 57,347 131,127 155,910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.29% 92.21% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 45,887 103,183 124,199
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 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 +24 736 £55,000 - 121
UK excluding London +49 483 £50,000 +5.26% 123
London +28 306 £70,000 - 24
South East +29 160 £50,000 -9.09% 28
North of England +106 133 £50,000 +5.26% 40
Work from Home +55 132 £51,250 -10.87% 28
North West +57 66 £55,000 +10.00% 28
Midlands +81 54 £47,500 +3.26% 12
Yorkshire +124 49 £50,000 +25.00% 7
South West +53 44 £42,500 -5.56% 10
West Midlands +70 38 £47,500 +11.76% 8
East of England +24 36 £53,750 +7.50% 7
Scotland +103 32 £45,000 -10.00% 17
Wales +34 22 £50,000 - 7
North East +32 18 £35,000 -26.70% 5
East Midlands +64 16 £55,000 +15.79% 4
Northern Ireland +24 1 - - 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 538 (66.26%) .NET
2 526 (64.78%) C#
3 473 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
4 418 (51.48%) TDD
5 368 (45.32%) JavaScript
6 353 (43.47%) Azure
7 262 (32.27%) SQL
8 261 (32.14%) AngularJS
9 259 (31.90%) CSS
10 258 (31.77%) HTML
11 255 (31.40%) .NET Core
12 250 (30.79%) SQL Server
13 237 (29.19%) DevOps
14 230 (28.33%) MVC
15 223 (27.46%) Microservices
16 214 (26.35%) OO
17 211 (25.99%) Software Engineering
18 206 (25.37%) ASP.NET
18 206 (25.37%) Git (software)
19 199 (24.51%) .NET Framework
20 192 (23.65%) BDD
21 174 (21.43%) Scrum
22 168 (20.69%) React
23 161 (19.83%) ASP.NET Web API
24 160 (19.70%) Docker
25 159 (19.58%) AWS
26 146 (17.98%) RESTful
27 142 (17.49%) OOP
28 125 (15.39%) NoSQL
29 117 (14.41%) REST

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 26 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (3.08%) NServiceBus
3 22 (2.71%) IIS
4 17 (2.09%) CMS
5 15 (1.85%) Confluence
6 13 (1.60%) Apache
6 13 (1.60%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.60%) Moodle
7 11 (1.35%) WordPress
8 7 (0.86%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.49%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.37%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.37%) nginx
12 2 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.25%) Drupal
12 2 (0.25%) Luigi
13 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 353 (43.47%) Azure
2 159 (19.58%) AWS
3 58 (7.14%) SaaS
4 49 (6.03%) PaaS
5 30 (3.69%) Serverless
6 21 (2.59%) IaaS
7 18 (2.22%) GitHub
8 13 (1.60%) Azure Functions
8 13 (1.60%) Logic Apps
9 12 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.48%) Power Platform
10 11 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
10 11 (1.35%) npm
10 11 (1.35%) NuGet
11 9 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.99%) GCP
12 8 (0.99%) Veeva
13 6 (0.74%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.74%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.05%) HTTP
2 24 (2.96%) Internet
3 15 (1.85%) Skype
4 6 (0.74%) AMQP
5 3 (0.37%) NFC
5 3 (0.37%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.25%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.12%) SMS
7 1 (0.12%) SMTP
7 1 (0.12%) VoIP
7 1 (0.12%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (30.79%) SQL Server
2 125 (15.39%) NoSQL
3 73 (8.99%) MySQL
4 52 (6.40%) MongoDB
5 42 (5.17%) Relational Database
6 36 (4.43%) Big Data
7 30 (3.69%) Redis
7 30 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 19 (2.34%) Cosmos DB
10 18 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
10 18 (2.22%) Hadoop
11 17 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.48%) Power BI
13 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 206 (25.37%) Git (software)
2 62 (7.64%) JIRA
2 62 (7.64%) Visual Studio
3 57 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (5.30%) TeamCity
5 39 (4.80%) Jenkins
6 38 (4.68%) NUnit
7 25 (3.08%) Selenium
8 24 (2.96%) Octopus Deploy
9 23 (2.83%) webpack
10 22 (2.71%) Moq
11 19 (2.34%) Bitbucket
11 19 (2.34%) gulp
12 14 (1.72%) MSTest
12 14 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 13 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (1.35%) Mocha
15 10 (1.23%) git-flow
15 10 (1.23%) Grunt
16 9 (1.11%) PHPUnit
General
1 114 (14.04%) Finance
2 26 (3.20%) Banking
3 20 (2.46%) Retail
4 17 (2.09%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.48%) Marketing
6 10 (1.23%) Public Sector
7 8 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (0.86%) Front Office
9 6 (0.74%) Games
9 6 (0.74%) Legal
9 6 (0.74%) Publishing
10 5 (0.62%) Back Office
10 5 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.62%) Law
11 4 (0.49%) Advertising
12 2 (0.25%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Environmental Health
13 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 603 (74.26%) Developer
2 239 (29.43%) .NET Developer
3 149 (18.35%) Senior Developer
4 148 (18.23%) C# Developer
5 107 (13.18%) Full Stack Developer
5 107 (13.18%) Software Developer
6 90 (11.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 83 (10.22%) Software Engineer
8 59 (7.27%) PHP Developer
9 51 (6.28%) Senior .NET Developer
10 44 (5.42%) Java Developer
11 43 (5.30%) Angular Developer
12 41 (5.05%) Lead Developer
13 34 (4.19%) C# Software Developer
14 33 (4.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 31 (3.82%) Senior Software Engineer
15 31 (3.82%) Technical Leader
16 29 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
17 27 (3.33%) .NET Software Developer
17 27 (3.33%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 538 (66.26%) .NET
2 261 (32.14%) AngularJS
3 259 (31.90%) CSS
4 258 (31.77%) HTML
5 255 (31.40%) .NET Core
6 206 (25.37%) ASP.NET
7 199 (24.51%) .NET Framework
8 168 (20.69%) React
9 161 (19.83%) ASP.NET Web API
10 146 (17.98%) RESTful
11 117 (14.41%) REST
12 105 (12.93%) jQuery
13 102 (12.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 95 (11.70%) Entity Framework
15 87 (10.71%) Node.js
16 80 (9.85%) JSON
17 77 (9.48%) Web Services
18 68 (8.37%) Sass
19 66 (8.13%) HTML5
20 54 (6.65%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.90%) User Experience
2 51 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
3 40 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 27 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (2.46%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.60%) e-Learning
8 13 (1.60%) SCORM
9 11 (1.35%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.35%) Derivative
10 10 (1.23%) Cloud Native
11 9 (1.11%) iPhone
12 8 (0.99%) EPoS
12 8 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.86%) NHS
14 6 (0.74%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.74%) Life Science
14 6 (0.74%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (6.28%) Windows
2 40 (4.93%) Android
3 36 (4.43%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.23%) Linux
5 2 (0.25%) FreeRTOS
5 2 (0.25%) ThreadX
5 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.12%) Solaris
6 1 (0.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
2 418 (51.48%) TDD
3 237 (29.19%) DevOps
4 230 (28.33%) MVC
5 223 (27.46%) Microservices
6 214 (26.35%) OO
7 211 (25.99%) Software Engineering
8 192 (23.65%) BDD
9 174 (21.43%) Scrum
10 142 (17.49%) OOP
11 102 (12.56%) Mentoring
12 96 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
13 84 (10.34%) Unit Testing
14 82 (10.10%) SDLC
15 73 (8.99%) Test Automation
16 68 (8.37%) Front End Development
17 67 (8.25%) Web Development
18 62 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
19 61 (7.51%) Fintech
20 57 (7.02%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 526 (64.78%) C#
2 368 (45.32%) JavaScript
3 262 (32.27%) SQL
4 114 (14.04%) Java
5 108 (13.30%) TypeScript
6 87 (10.71%) PHP
7 61 (7.51%) T-SQL
8 38 (4.68%) Python
9 24 (2.96%) C++
10 22 (2.71%) PowerShell
11 21 (2.59%) PHP 7
12 20 (2.46%) ES6
13 16 (1.97%) Java 8
13 16 (1.97%) Ruby
14 14 (1.72%) Apple Swift
14 14 (1.72%) Scala
15 8 (0.99%) Kotlin
15 8 (0.99%) SOQL
16 6 (0.74%) Go
16 6 (0.74%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 78 (9.61%) Degree
2 25 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.25%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.12%) MCSD
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.31%) QA
System Software
1 160 (19.70%) Docker
2 4 (0.49%) vSphere
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 98 (12.07%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.59%) Terraform
3 9 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.74%) Ansible
5 2 (0.25%) Grafana
5 2 (0.25%) Nagios
5 2 (0.25%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.25%) Puppet
5 2 (0.25%) Salt
5 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.12%) MIIS
Vendors
1 111 (13.67%) Microsoft
2 21 (2.59%) Oracle
3 15 (1.85%) Xamarin
4 10 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (0.99%) Zend
6 6 (0.74%) Apple
6 6 (0.74%) BT
6 6 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (0.74%) Workday
7 5 (0.62%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.49%) Google
8 4 (0.49%) GrapeCity
8 4 (0.49%) Tableau
9 3 (0.37%) Splunk
9 3 (0.37%) Telstra
10 2 (0.25%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.25%) Citrix
10 2 (0.25%) Facebook
10 2 (0.25%) SAP
10 2 (0.25%) VMware