Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 247 220 267
Rank change year-on-year -27 +47 +21
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 1,866 968 1,552
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.54% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.65% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,096 854 1,306
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% +4.76%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 121,078 58,654 116,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.04% 93.11% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 78,552 47,770 93,417
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,138
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.20% +2.53%

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 24 January 2022.

Salary histogram for SOLID in the UK

SOLID
Top 17 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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -23 1,650 £60,000 +3.45% 272
London +13 872 £75,000 -1.64% 92
UK excluding London -60 818 £55,000 +4.76% 201
Work from Home -36 498 £60,000 +9.09% 77
South East -71 279 £55,000 - 50
North of England -38 269 £55,000 +4.76% 73
North West -9 151 £60,000 +14.29% 51
Yorkshire -42 116 £55,000 -4.35% 17
Midlands -66 92 £50,000 +12.99% 18
West Midlands -28 76 £50,000 +8.70% 11
South West -42 66 £45,000 -5.26% 16
Scotland -40 46 £52,500 +5.00% 17
East of England -80 40 £65,000 +23.81% 22
Wales -30 27 £40,130 -19.74% 1
East Midlands -65 16 £47,500 +14.46% 7
Northern Ireland -22 8 £35,000 - 4
North East -47 2 £56,250 +12.50% 5

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 1,204 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,029 (55.14%) TDD
3 1,012 (54.23%) C#
4 961 (51.50%) .NET
5 803 (43.03%) Azure
6 796 (42.66%) JavaScript
7 678 (36.33%) Software Engineering
8 669 (35.85%) DevOps
9 650 (34.83%) React
10 642 (34.41%) Microservices
11 641 (34.35%) CI/CD
12 576 (30.87%) SQL
13 575 (30.81%) AWS
14 517 (27.71%) OOP
15 513 (27.49%) Git (software)
16 507 (27.17%) Full Stack Development
17 492 (26.37%) MVC
18 489 (26.21%) AngularJS
19 477 (25.56%) .NET Core
20 471 (25.24%) Java
21 456 (24.44%) OO
22 389 (20.85%) BDD
23 388 (20.79%) Test Automation
24 365 (19.56%) Scrum
25 364 (19.51%) Docker
26 355 (19.02%) RESTful
27 353 (18.92%) .NET Framework
28 333 (17.85%) ASP.NET
29 331 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
30 327 (17.52%) Continuous Integration

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
1 128 (6.86%) CMS
2 81 (4.34%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (2.47%) Apache
4 43 (2.30%) EPiServer
5 41 (2.20%) Umbraco
6 28 (1.50%) Confluence
7 22 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 16 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
8 16 (0.86%) IIS
9 14 (0.75%) GemFire
9 14 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.70%) Headless CMS
11 11 (0.59%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.54%) NServiceBus
13 9 (0.48%) WordPress
14 4 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
15 3 (0.16%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.16%) ColdFusion
15 3 (0.16%) nginx
16 2 (0.11%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 22 (1.18%) Chatbot
2 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.27%) Sketch
4 1 (0.054%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.054%) InVision
4 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.054%) Revit
Business Applications
1 40 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.86%) Magento
3 14 (0.75%) Shopify
4 11 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.054%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 803 (43.03%) Azure
2 575 (30.81%) AWS
3 207 (11.09%) GCP
4 170 (9.11%) GitHub
5 162 (8.68%) Serverless
6 156 (8.36%) SaaS
7 105 (5.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 60 (3.22%) AWS Lambda
9 54 (2.89%) Azure Service Bus
10 46 (2.47%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 40 (2.14%) npm
12 37 (1.98%) PaaS
13 33 (1.77%) Amazon S3
14 32 (1.71%) NuGet
15 30 (1.61%) Amazon ECS
16 28 (1.50%) Azure App Service
16 28 (1.50%) Google Play
17 26 (1.39%) Power Platform
18 22 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
19 21 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.70%) HTTP
2 28 (1.50%) NFC
3 17 (0.91%) Internet
4 14 (0.75%) Calico
5 13 (0.70%) MQTT
5 13 (0.70%) PPP
6 10 (0.54%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.48%) Broadband
8 7 (0.38%) WebEx
9 3 (0.16%) Network Security
10 2 (0.11%) Wireless
11 1 (0.054%) DNS
11 1 (0.054%) SNMP
11 1 (0.054%) Value-Added Service
11 1 (0.054%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 289 (15.49%) NoSQL
3 174 (9.32%) MongoDB
4 135 (7.23%) Relational Database
5 96 (5.14%) MySQL
6 67 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
6 67 (3.59%) Redis
7 50 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 40 (2.14%) Big Data
9 28 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 26 (1.39%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.13%) Blockchain
13 19 (1.02%) Hazelcast
14 18 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
16 15 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
17 11 (0.59%) Amazon Athena
17 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
18 9 (0.48%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 513 (27.49%) Git (software)
2 210 (11.25%) Jenkins
3 162 (8.68%) Octopus Deploy
4 142 (7.61%) TeamCity
5 122 (6.54%) JIRA
6 78 (4.18%) Maven
7 61 (3.27%) JUnit
8 58 (3.11%) Visual Studio
9 57 (3.05%) NUnit
10 50 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 49 (2.63%) Gradle
12 47 (2.52%) Selenium
13 43 (2.30%) git-flow
14 42 (2.25%) webpack
15 41 (2.20%) Cypress.io
16 37 (1.98%) Bitbucket
16 37 (1.98%) Moq
17 34 (1.82%) Mockito
18 31 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
19 29 (1.55%) gulp
General
1 322 (17.26%) Social Skills
2 289 (15.49%) Finance
3 163 (8.74%) Banking
4 131 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
5 78 (4.18%) Retail
6 76 (4.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 71 (3.80%) Games
8 67 (3.59%) Public Sector
9 53 (2.84%) Law
10 46 (2.47%) Investment Banking
11 44 (2.36%) Telecoms
12 40 (2.14%) Marketing
13 37 (1.98%) Legal
14 35 (1.88%) Billing
15 28 (1.50%) Back Office
16 26 (1.39%) Advertising
17 21 (1.13%) Automotive
18 15 (0.80%) Manufacturing
19 14 (0.75%) Presentation Skills
20 11 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 1,097 (58.79%) Developer
2 432 (23.15%) Software Engineer
3 266 (14.26%) Senior Developer
4 263 (14.09%) .NET Developer
5 217 (11.63%) Software Developer
6 203 (10.88%) C# Developer
7 189 (10.13%) Full Stack Developer
8 148 (7.93%) Senior Software Engineer
9 132 (7.07%) Java Developer
10 92 (4.93%) C# .NET Developer
11 82 (4.39%) Architect
12 80 (4.29%) PHP Developer
13 74 (3.97%) Lead Developer
14 70 (3.75%) Senior .NET Developer
15 67 (3.59%) React Developer
16 64 (3.43%) Backend Developer
17 57 (3.05%) Senior C# Developer
18 50 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 49 (2.63%) Technical Leader
20 46 (2.47%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 961 (51.50%) .NET
2 650 (34.83%) React
3 489 (26.21%) AngularJS
4 477 (25.56%) .NET Core
5 355 (19.02%) RESTful
6 353 (18.92%) .NET Framework
7 333 (17.85%) ASP.NET
8 317 (16.99%) REST
9 310 (16.61%) Web Services
10 309 (16.56%) HTML
11 305 (16.35%) Node.js
12 303 (16.24%) CSS
13 251 (13.45%) ASP.NET Web API
14 216 (11.58%) Vue.js
15 193 (10.34%) Spring
16 150 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC
17 149 (7.98%) HTML5
18 148 (7.93%) Entity Framework
19 139 (7.45%) Spring Boot
20 102 (5.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 227 (12.17%) User Experience
2 153 (8.20%) Greenfield Project
3 122 (6.54%) Enterprise Software
4 110 (5.89%) Mobile App
5 91 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
6 77 (4.13%) Cloud Native
7 53 (2.84%) Blog
8 51 (2.73%) Algorithms
9 49 (2.63%) Legacy Code
10 47 (2.52%) Data Structures
11 28 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 23 (1.23%) Legacy Applications
12 23 (1.23%) Legacy Systems
13 22 (1.18%) NHS
14 21 (1.13%) PlayStation
15 18 (0.96%) Social Media
16 17 (0.91%) Credit Risk
16 17 (0.91%) N-Tier
17 16 (0.86%) Wiki
18 15 (0.80%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 122 (6.54%) Apple iOS
2 110 (5.89%) Android
3 86 (4.61%) Linux
4 74 (3.97%) Windows
5 15 (0.80%) Mesosphere
6 13 (0.70%) Debian
7 8 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.21%) Unix
9 3 (0.16%) VMS
10 1 (0.054%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,204 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,029 (55.14%) TDD
3 678 (36.33%) Software Engineering
4 669 (35.85%) DevOps
5 642 (34.41%) Microservices
6 641 (34.35%) CI/CD
7 517 (27.71%) OOP
8 507 (27.17%) Full Stack Development
9 492 (26.37%) MVC
10 456 (24.44%) OO
11 389 (20.85%) BDD
12 388 (20.79%) Test Automation
13 365 (19.56%) Scrum
14 331 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
15 327 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
16 285 (15.27%) Computer Science
17 272 (14.58%) Mentoring
18 246 (13.18%) Unit Testing
19 205 (10.99%) Front End Development
20 180 (9.65%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
Programming Languages
1 1,012 (54.23%) C#
2 796 (42.66%) JavaScript
3 576 (30.87%) SQL
4 471 (25.24%) Java
5 316 (16.93%) TypeScript
6 287 (15.38%) Python
7 170 (9.11%) Go
8 125 (6.70%) Kotlin
9 122 (6.54%) PHP
10 118 (6.32%) C++
10 118 (6.32%) Scala
11 107 (5.73%) T-SQL
12 104 (5.57%) Java 8
12 104 (5.57%) Ruby
13 47 (2.52%) Bash
14 44 (2.36%) ES6
15 39 (2.09%) C
15 39 (2.09%) PowerShell
16 35 (1.88%) Apple Swift
17 21 (1.13%) Rust
Qualifications
1 320 (17.15%) Degree
2 242 (12.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (2.09%) Numerate Degree
4 18 (0.96%) Master's Degree
5 14 (0.75%) OCP
5 14 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
5 14 (0.75%) PhD
6 12 (0.64%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.21%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.21%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.16%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.11%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.054%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.054%) ISEB
10 1 (0.054%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (7.56%) QA
2 43 (2.30%) Accessibility
3 14 (0.75%) SLA
4 11 (0.59%) WCAG
5 10 (0.54%) PSD2
6 6 (0.32%) GDPR
7 3 (0.16%) IEC 62304
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 364 (19.51%) Docker
2 14 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.27%) Firmware
4 5 (0.27%) Varnish
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.054%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 309 (16.56%) Kubernetes
2 162 (8.68%) Terraform
3 44 (2.36%) Ansible
4 33 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (1.71%) Puppet
6 25 (1.34%) Kibana
7 17 (0.91%) Amdocs OSS
8 15 (0.80%) Automic
8 15 (0.80%) Grafana
9 14 (0.75%) Prometheus
10 12 (0.64%) Consul
10 12 (0.64%) Rancher
10 12 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.43%) logstash
12 2 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.11%) Graphite
13 1 (0.054%) Argo
13 1 (0.054%) collectd
13 1 (0.054%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 304 (16.29%) Microsoft
2 93 (4.98%) Google
3 76 (4.07%) Oracle
4 49 (2.63%) Apple
5 27 (1.45%) Samsung
6 22 (1.18%) Xamarin
7 18 (0.96%) Sitecore
8 17 (0.91%) Amdocs
8 17 (0.91%) LexisNexis
9 14 (0.75%) PayPal
10 13 (0.70%) Splunk
11 9 (0.48%) New Relic
12 6 (0.32%) Atmel
12 6 (0.32%) Databricks
12 6 (0.32%) Telerik
12 6 (0.32%) Zend
13 5 (0.27%) TOWER Software
14 4 (0.21%) Atlassian
15 3 (0.16%) Perforce
15 3 (0.16%) Trayport