Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 288 322 459
Rank change year-on-year +34 +137 -10
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 2,029 1,716 1,363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 0.98% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.10% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,823 1,566 1,258
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 155,849 156,291 185,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.86% 89.54% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 125,378 129,131 153,692
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +35 1,930 £52,500 +10.53% 295
UK excluding London +26 1,105 £47,500 +5.56% 200
London +43 885 £62,500 +4.17% 101
South East +50 436 £50,000 +11.11% 62
North of England +63 270 £42,500 -5.56% 66
North West +49 155 £47,500 +5.56% 43
South West +58 127 £47,000 +4.44% 13
East of England -41 125 £52,500 +5.00% 32
Midlands -98 88 £37,500 -6.25% 21
Yorkshire +31 84 £42,500 -5.56% 20
West Midlands -80 52 £37,500 -6.25% 11
East Midlands -23 36 £35,000 -17.65% 10
Scotland -11 34 £48,750 +9.55% 3
North East +5 31 £32,500 -12.75% 3
Wales +22 15 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Northern Ireland - 11 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing SOLID also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SOLID.

1 1,520 (74.91%) .NET
2 1,517 (74.77%) Agile Software Development
3 1,491 (73.48%) C#
4 1,051 (51.80%) TDD
5 1,004 (49.48%) JavaScript
6 965 (47.56%) MVC
7 931 (45.88%) ASP.NET
8 758 (37.36%) SQL
9 706 (34.80%) HTML
10 702 (34.60%) CSS
11 676 (33.32%) Scrum
12 670 (33.02%) SQL Server
13 646 (31.84%) AngularJS
14 635 (31.30%) ASP.NET Web API
15 561 (27.65%) Continuous Integration
16 530 (26.12%) OO
17 499 (24.59%) Software Engineering
18 494 (24.35%) ASP.NET MVC
19 489 (24.10%) BDD
20 483 (23.80%) Microservices
21 469 (23.11%) Microsoft Azure
22 453 (22.33%) Microsoft
23 452 (22.28%) .NET Framework
24 444 (21.88%) Git (software)
25 377 (18.58%) Finance
26 375 (18.48%) RESTful
27 364 (17.94%) Web Services
28 337 (16.61%) React
29 333 (16.41%) WCF
30 323 (15.92%) Entity Framework

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 93 (4.58%) NServiceBus
2 60 (2.96%) CMS
3 53 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 53 (2.61%) IIS
4 48 (2.37%) SharePoint
5 43 (2.12%) Umbraco
6 39 (1.92%) Apache Spark
7 35 (1.72%) Sitefinity
8 23 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (0.74%) Apache
9 15 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (0.64%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.59%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.54%) EPiServer
13 9 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.39%) Kentico
14 8 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
15 7 (0.34%) nginx
16 5 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 55 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.79%) Dynamics GP
3 6 (0.30%) Magento
4 4 (0.20%) nopCommerce
5 2 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.049%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.049%) CiviCRM
6 1 (0.049%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 469 (23.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 292 (14.39%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (4.34%) SaaS
4 41 (2.02%) GitHub
5 39 (1.92%) npm
6 37 (1.82%) PaaS
7 27 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (1.03%) Serverless
9 20 (0.99%) Yarn
10 17 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (0.84%) IaaS
11 13 (0.64%) Office 365
12 12 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
15 8 (0.39%) OpenShift
16 7 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (0.34%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.81%) HTTP
2 25 (1.23%) Internet
3 16 (0.79%) AMQP
4 14 (0.69%) Broadband
5 8 (0.39%) SSL
6 5 (0.25%) ATM
6 5 (0.25%) FTP
7 4 (0.20%) Extranet
7 4 (0.20%) Intranet
8 3 (0.15%) Skype
9 2 (0.099%) SMS
9 2 (0.099%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.049%) DNS
10 1 (0.049%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.049%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 670 (33.02%) SQL Server
2 213 (10.50%) NoSQL
3 168 (8.28%) MongoDB
4 94 (4.63%) MySQL
5 66 (3.25%) Redis
6 64 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 63 (3.10%) Relational Database
8 42 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 39 (1.92%) Big Data
10 36 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
11 30 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 29 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 26 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
13 26 (1.28%) RDBMS
14 25 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
14 25 (1.23%) Couchbase
15 20 (0.99%) Cosmos DB
16 17 (0.84%) Oracle Database
17 16 (0.79%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 444 (21.88%) Git (software)
2 295 (14.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 221 (10.89%) Visual Studio
4 196 (9.66%) TeamCity
5 182 (8.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 148 (7.29%) NUnit
7 139 (6.85%) MSBuild
8 104 (5.13%) Jenkins
9 77 (3.79%) JIRA
10 74 (3.65%) Selenium
11 73 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 64 (3.15%) Subversion
13 58 (2.86%) Moq
14 56 (2.76%) Hudson
15 54 (2.66%) Jasmine
16 45 (2.22%) Mocha
17 41 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
18 39 (1.92%) MSTest
18 39 (1.92%) webpack
19 35 (1.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 377 (18.58%) Finance
2 144 (7.10%) Banking
3 91 (4.48%) Retail
4 76 (3.75%) Games
5 70 (3.45%) Marketing
6 63 (3.10%) Financial Institution
7 47 (2.32%) Advertising
8 38 (1.87%) Electronics
9 30 (1.48%) Telecoms
10 27 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 25 (1.23%) Back Office
12 24 (1.18%) Law
13 13 (0.64%) Military
14 12 (0.59%) Legal
15 9 (0.44%) Automotive
16 8 (0.39%) Publishing
17 6 (0.30%) Front Office
17 6 (0.30%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.15%) Investment Banking
19 2 (0.099%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,661 (81.86%) Developer
2 876 (43.17%) .NET Developer
3 640 (31.54%) C# Developer
4 493 (24.30%) Senior Developer
5 475 (23.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 305 (15.03%) ASP.NET Developer
7 279 (13.75%) Software Developer
8 262 (12.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 232 (11.43%) Senior .NET Developer
10 163 (8.03%) Software Engineer
11 155 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 136 (6.70%) Agile Developer
13 134 (6.60%) Full Stack Developer
14 129 (6.36%) Senior C# Developer
15 117 (5.77%) Agile .NET Developer
16 104 (5.13%) .NET Software Developer
16 104 (5.13%) C# Software Developer
17 103 (5.08%) Lead Developer
18 99 (4.88%) Applications Developer
19 94 (4.63%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,520 (74.91%) .NET
2 931 (45.88%) ASP.NET
3 706 (34.80%) HTML
4 702 (34.60%) CSS
5 646 (31.84%) AngularJS
6 635 (31.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 494 (24.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 452 (22.28%) .NET Framework
9 375 (18.48%) RESTful
10 364 (17.94%) Web Services
11 337 (16.61%) React
12 333 (16.41%) WCF
13 323 (15.92%) Entity Framework
14 298 (14.69%) HTML5
15 283 (13.95%) REST
16 274 (13.50%) jQuery
17 243 (11.98%) Node.js
18 185 (9.12%) CSS3
19 181 (8.92%) KnockoutJS
20 167 (8.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 237 (11.68%) Greenfield Project
2 206 (10.15%) Computer Science
3 155 (7.64%) User Experience
4 127 (6.26%) Mobile App
5 112 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
6 101 (4.98%) Fintech
7 77 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
8 76 (3.75%) Online Banking
9 54 (2.66%) Algorithms
10 26 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
10 26 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 23 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 21 (1.03%) Virtual Team
13 19 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 19 (0.94%) N-Tier
13 19 (0.94%) Xbox
14 18 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 18 (0.89%) Market Risk
15 16 (0.79%) Social Media
16 13 (0.64%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 162 (7.98%) Windows
2 111 (5.47%) Apple iOS
3 98 (4.83%) Android
4 97 (4.78%) Linux
5 21 (1.03%) Unix
6 15 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.099%) DC/OS
7 2 (0.099%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,517 (74.77%) Agile Software Development
2 1,051 (51.80%) TDD
3 965 (47.56%) MVC
4 676 (33.32%) Scrum
5 561 (27.65%) Continuous Integration
6 530 (26.12%) OO
7 499 (24.59%) Software Engineering
8 489 (24.10%) BDD
9 483 (23.80%) Microservices
10 320 (15.77%) DevOps
11 289 (14.24%) SOA
12 288 (14.19%) Test Automation
13 284 (14.00%) OOP
14 258 (12.72%) Web Development
15 257 (12.67%) Unit Testing
16 210 (10.35%) Domain-Driven Design
17 192 (9.46%) OOD
18 191 (9.41%) Mentoring
19 183 (9.02%) SDLC
20 181 (8.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,491 (73.48%) C#
2 1,004 (49.48%) JavaScript
3 758 (37.36%) SQL
4 294 (14.49%) Java
5 207 (10.20%) T-SQL
6 156 (7.69%) TypeScript
7 122 (6.01%) PowerShell
8 121 (5.96%) VB.NET
9 107 (5.27%) PHP
10 95 (4.68%) Python
11 94 (4.63%) Ruby
12 55 (2.71%) C++
13 42 (2.07%) VB
14 41 (2.02%) Apple Swift
14 41 (2.02%) Scala
15 37 (1.82%) Go
16 36 (1.77%) Objective-C
17 35 (1.72%) C
18 32 (1.58%) ES6
19 22 (1.08%) F#
Qualifications
1 238 (11.73%) Degree
2 54 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (1.97%) MCP
3 40 (1.97%) MCPD
4 14 (0.69%) Security Cleared
5 13 (0.64%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.25%) PhD
7 4 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.15%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.099%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.049%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.049%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.049%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (7.39%) QA
2 14 (0.69%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.30%) GCP
4 5 (0.25%) MiFID
5 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.15%) ISO 13485
6 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.099%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.049%) GDPR
8 1 (0.049%) HL7
8 1 (0.049%) WCAG
System Software
1 116 (5.72%) Docker
2 8 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 77 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
2 70 (3.45%) Ansible
3 63 (3.10%) Puppet
4 12 (0.59%) Kubernetes
5 10 (0.49%) Terraform
6 4 (0.20%) Consul
6 4 (0.20%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.15%) Nagios
7 3 (0.15%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.15%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.049%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.049%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.049%) Grafana
8 1 (0.049%) Kibana
8 1 (0.049%) logstash
8 1 (0.049%) Mesos
8 1 (0.049%) StatsD
8 1 (0.049%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 453 (22.33%) Microsoft
2 105 (5.17%) Xamarin
3 81 (3.99%) Oracle
4 46 (2.27%) Google
5 35 (1.72%) Sitecore
6 25 (1.23%) SAP
6 25 (1.23%) Zend
7 22 (1.08%) New Relic
8 19 (0.94%) Atlassian
9 18 (0.89%) Capita
9 18 (0.89%) Splunk
10 14 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.44%) Cadence
11 9 (0.44%) Twitter
12 8 (0.39%) Facebook
12 8 (0.39%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.39%) VMware
13 6 (0.30%) Apple
14 4 (0.20%) Adthena
14 4 (0.20%) IBM