Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 287 409
Rank change year-on-year +23 +122 +19
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 2,197 2,131 1,526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.19% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.31% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,954 1,932 1,334
UK median annual salary £51,000 £53,000 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.77% +5.47% -4.29%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 158,622 162,137 182,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.66% 90.74% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 126,735 130,343 151,856
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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 +19 2,143 £52,500 -4.55% 341
UK excluding London +11 1,188 £47,500 +5.56% 213
London 0 979 £62,500 - 141
South East +29 469 £50,000 - 56
North of England +42 321 £45,000 +4.05% 62
North West +7 201 £47,500 +5.56% 37
South West +53 158 £42,500 -5.56% 16
East of England -11 113 £52,500 +3.45% 28
Midlands -64 102 £42,500 - 38
Yorkshire +61 90 £40,000 -9.09% 18
East Midlands +9 51 £40,750 +1.88% 15
West Midlands -54 51 £42,500 - 23
North East -4 31 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Scotland -11 14 £45,000 +4.05% 8
Northern Ireland - 7 £32,500 - 2
Wales +11 4 £40,000 +6.67% 3

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 1,647 (74.97%) C#
2 1,616 (73.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1,613 (73.42%) .NET
4 1,280 (58.26%) TDD
5 1,134 (51.62%) JavaScript
6 1,031 (46.93%) MVC
7 983 (44.74%) ASP.NET
8 936 (42.60%) SQL
9 800 (36.41%) SQL Server
10 787 (35.82%) AngularJS
11 727 (33.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 717 (32.64%) HTML
13 705 (32.09%) OO
14 691 (31.45%) CSS
15 686 (31.22%) Continuous Integration
16 663 (30.18%) Scrum
17 619 (28.17%) Microsoft Azure
18 596 (27.13%) Software Engineering
19 586 (26.67%) Web Services
20 567 (25.81%) Git (software)
21 540 (24.58%) BDD
22 505 (22.99%) .NET Framework
23 502 (22.85%) Microservices
24 495 (22.53%) ASP.NET MVC
25 449 (20.44%) Microsoft
26 440 (20.03%) Finance
27 427 (19.44%) jQuery
28 421 (19.16%) React
29 415 (18.89%) Amazon AWS
30 386 (17.57%) RESTful

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
1 130 (5.92%) CMS
2 103 (4.69%) Umbraco
3 96 (4.37%) SharePoint
4 71 (3.23%) NServiceBus
5 55 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 52 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
7 49 (2.23%) IIS
8 42 (1.91%) Confluence
9 33 (1.50%) Apache Spark
10 28 (1.27%) EPiServer
11 25 (1.14%) Sitefinity
12 20 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 18 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
14 14 (0.64%) Apache
15 10 (0.46%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.36%) Tomcat
17 7 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
18 6 (0.27%) Apache ServiceMix
18 6 (0.27%) Apache Solr
18 6 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.18%) Doxygen
2 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 69 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (0.46%) Magento
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.091%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 619 (28.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 415 (18.89%) Amazon AWS
3 68 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 62 (2.82%) npm
5 54 (2.46%) SaaS
6 48 (2.18%) Serverless
7 35 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
8 34 (1.55%) Amazon S3
9 31 (1.41%) GitHub
10 28 (1.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 26 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
12 25 (1.14%) PaaS
13 18 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
13 18 (0.82%) Office 365
14 17 (0.77%) Yarn
15 16 (0.73%) NuGet
16 15 (0.68%) Google Play
17 13 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
18 11 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
18 11 (0.50%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.50%) HTTP
2 15 (0.68%) AMQP
3 6 (0.27%) DNS
4 5 (0.23%) Intranet
5 4 (0.18%) SMS
6 3 (0.14%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.091%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.091%) Firewall
7 2 (0.091%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.091%) Internet
7 2 (0.091%) SSL
7 2 (0.091%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.046%) Broadband
8 1 (0.046%) FTP
8 1 (0.046%) NFC
8 1 (0.046%) RFID
8 1 (0.046%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.046%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 800 (36.41%) SQL Server
2 191 (8.69%) NoSQL
3 140 (6.37%) MongoDB
4 89 (4.05%) MySQL
5 81 (3.69%) Relational Database
6 69 (3.14%) Big Data
7 46 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
8 45 (2.05%) Redis
9 43 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
10 36 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
11 32 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 29 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 22 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
15 21 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
17 17 (0.77%) InfluxDB
18 15 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (0.68%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 567 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 270 (12.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 224 (10.20%) Visual Studio
4 209 (9.51%) TeamCity
5 204 (9.29%) NUnit
6 180 (8.19%) Jenkins
6 180 (8.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 124 (5.64%) JIRA
8 116 (5.28%) Visual Studio Team System
9 105 (4.78%) MSBuild
10 99 (4.51%) Selenium
11 95 (4.32%) Subversion
12 89 (4.05%) webpack
13 84 (3.82%) Jasmine
14 58 (2.64%) SpecFlow
15 55 (2.50%) Moq
16 52 (2.37%) ReSharper
17 47 (2.14%) Mocha
18 44 (2.00%) Bitbucket
19 42 (1.91%) MSTest
General
1 440 (20.03%) Finance
2 130 (5.92%) Retail
3 121 (5.51%) Banking
4 102 (4.64%) Games
5 46 (2.09%) Marketing
6 34 (1.55%) Back Office
7 32 (1.46%) Advertising
8 26 (1.18%) Military
9 23 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.05%) Retail Banking
10 19 (0.86%) Publishing
11 18 (0.82%) Automotive
11 18 (0.82%) Legal
12 16 (0.73%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.68%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.64%) Law
15 9 (0.41%) Front Office
16 8 (0.36%) Telecoms
17 2 (0.091%) Electronics
17 2 (0.091%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,652 (75.19%) Developer
2 854 (38.87%) .NET Developer
3 637 (28.99%) C# Developer
4 504 (22.94%) Senior Developer
5 428 (19.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 356 (16.20%) Software Engineer
7 279 (12.70%) Software Developer
8 254 (11.56%) Senior .NET Developer
9 187 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
10 183 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
11 179 (8.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 122 (5.55%) Full Stack Developer
13 118 (5.37%) Senior Software Engineer
14 113 (5.14%) Java Developer
15 110 (5.01%) .NET Software Developer
15 110 (5.01%) Agile Developer
15 110 (5.01%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 110 (5.01%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 107 (4.87%) C# Software Developer
17 106 (4.82%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,613 (73.42%) .NET
2 983 (44.74%) ASP.NET
3 787 (35.82%) AngularJS
4 727 (33.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 717 (32.64%) HTML
6 691 (31.45%) CSS
7 586 (26.67%) Web Services
8 505 (22.99%) .NET Framework
9 495 (22.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 427 (19.44%) jQuery
11 421 (19.16%) React
12 386 (17.57%) RESTful
13 339 (15.43%) Entity Framework
14 329 (14.97%) REST
15 317 (14.43%) WCF
16 292 (13.29%) HTML5
17 222 (10.10%) Node.js
18 211 (9.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 207 (9.42%) .NET Core
20 175 (7.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 338 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
2 287 (13.06%) Computer Science
3 190 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
4 163 (7.42%) User Experience
5 123 (5.60%) Fintech
6 108 (4.92%) Mobile App
7 96 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
8 81 (3.69%) N-Tier
9 60 (2.73%) Algorithms
10 59 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
11 46 (2.09%) Online Gambling
12 39 (1.78%) Data Structures
13 37 (1.68%) Online Banking
14 34 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
14 34 (1.55%) Management Information System
15 22 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 19 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
17 17 (0.77%) Hedge funds
17 17 (0.77%) Virtual Team
18 13 (0.59%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 124 (5.64%) Linux
2 111 (5.05%) Windows
3 94 (4.28%) Android
4 81 (3.69%) Apple iOS
5 14 (0.64%) Unix
6 8 (0.36%) Nucleus RTOS
6 8 (0.36%) Windows Phone
6 8 (0.36%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.046%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,616 (73.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1,280 (58.26%) TDD
3 1,031 (46.93%) MVC
4 705 (32.09%) OO
5 686 (31.22%) Continuous Integration
6 663 (30.18%) Scrum
7 596 (27.13%) Software Engineering
8 540 (24.58%) BDD
9 502 (22.85%) Microservices
10 342 (15.57%) Web Development
11 328 (14.93%) SOA
12 295 (13.43%) Test Automation
13 289 (13.15%) DevOps
14 282 (12.84%) Mentoring
15 269 (12.24%) Unit Testing
16 262 (11.93%) OOP
17 257 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
18 231 (10.51%) Continuous Delivery
18 231 (10.51%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
19 214 (9.74%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,647 (74.97%) C#
2 1,134 (51.62%) JavaScript
3 936 (42.60%) SQL
4 344 (15.66%) T-SQL
5 340 (15.48%) Java
6 215 (9.79%) TypeScript
7 149 (6.78%) PHP
8 110 (5.01%) C
9 101 (4.60%) VB.NET
10 100 (4.55%) C++
11 98 (4.46%) Python
12 93 (4.23%) Java 8
13 89 (4.05%) PowerShell
14 55 (2.50%) Ruby
15 39 (1.78%) VB
16 36 (1.64%) Apple Swift
16 36 (1.64%) Scala
17 32 (1.46%) Objective-C
18 31 (1.41%) ES6
19 29 (1.32%) Go
Qualifications
1 317 (14.43%) Degree
2 127 (5.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (3.05%) Security Cleared
4 44 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.46%) Master's Degree
7 10 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.32%) MCP
9 6 (0.27%) MCPD
10 5 (0.23%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.091%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.046%) ICAEW
12 1 (0.046%) MCSA
12 1 (0.046%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (5.33%) QA
2 13 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.46%) GDPR
4 6 (0.27%) GCP
5 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.18%) DICOM
6 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.14%) PMO
8 2 (0.091%) WCAG
9 1 (0.046%) SLA
System Software
1 134 (6.10%) Docker
2 10 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.36%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.046%) Firmware
4 1 (0.046%) GridGain
4 1 (0.046%) Varnish
4 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 73 (3.32%) Terraform
2 59 (2.69%) Ansible
3 56 (2.55%) Kubernetes
4 36 (1.64%) Puppet
5 33 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.50%) Consul
7 6 (0.27%) logstash
8 4 (0.18%) Kibana
8 4 (0.18%) Nagios
8 4 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.046%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.046%) Grafana
10 1 (0.046%) Icinga
10 1 (0.046%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.046%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 449 (20.44%) Microsoft
2 135 (6.14%) Google
3 121 (5.51%) Xamarin
4 77 (3.50%) Sitecore
5 69 (3.14%) Oracle
6 44 (2.00%) Nintex
7 37 (1.68%) Atlassian
8 35 (1.59%) Zend
9 27 (1.23%) New Relic
10 21 (0.96%) Apple
11 18 (0.82%) Capita
12 17 (0.77%) Splunk
13 13 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.50%) Adobe
15 10 (0.46%) IBM
15 10 (0.46%) Twitter
15 10 (0.46%) VMware
16 8 (0.36%) SAP
17 7 (0.32%) Facebook
17 7 (0.32%) RedGate