Period
to 17 April 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 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
UK
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 224 259 276
Rank change year-on-year +35 +17 +14
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 1,249 1,373 1,768
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.24% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.34% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,039 1,126 1,507
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £85,000
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 77,807 102,415 137,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.18% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,817 82,278 109,099
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

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 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 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 +46 1,159 £58,000 +5.45% 247
UK excluding London +29 696 £52,500 +5.00% 174
London +68 484 £80,000 +14.29% 87
Work from Home -10 294 £52,500 -19.23% 79
South East +57 253 £52,500 -4.55% 42
North of England +59 210 £57,500 +15.00% 54
North West +30 113 £53,750 +4.88% 40
Yorkshire +48 89 £57,500 +35.29% 10
South West -7 74 £45,000 +4.65% 23
Midlands +48 70 £40,750 -14.21% 21
East of England +12 55 £60,000 +14.29% 20
West Midlands +13 50 £40,000 -15.79% 14
Scotland -18 25 £57,500 +27.78% 6
East Midlands +25 20 £41,500 -12.63% 7
Wales +12 9 £43,750 -12.50% 8
North East +12 8 £43,250 +23.57% 4

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 816 (65.33%) Agile Software Development
2 793 (63.49%) .NET
3 786 (62.93%) C#
4 773 (61.89%) JavaScript
5 626 (50.12%) TDD
6 592 (47.40%) Azure
7 565 (45.24%) .NET Core
8 484 (38.75%) Microservices
9 483 (38.67%) DevOps
10 472 (37.79%) SQL
11 437 (34.99%) Software Engineering
12 390 (31.22%) React
13 382 (30.58%) Docker
14 379 (30.34%) CSS
15 377 (30.18%) MVC
16 376 (30.10%) .NET Framework
17 366 (29.30%) AngularJS
18 341 (27.30%) OO
19 328 (26.26%) SQL Server
20 324 (25.94%) AWS
21 305 (24.42%) Scrum
22 297 (23.78%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
23 292 (23.38%) OOP
24 290 (23.22%) HTML
25 289 (23.14%) Java
26 269 (21.54%) Git (software)
27 262 (20.98%) Kubernetes
28 238 (19.06%) Continuous Integration
29 223 (17.85%) Unit Testing
30 213 (17.05%) ASP.NET

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 91 (7.29%) SharePoint
2 77 (6.16%) CMS
3 60 (4.80%) Elasticsearch
4 44 (3.52%) EPiServer
5 27 (2.16%) Confluence
6 16 (1.28%) NServiceBus
7 14 (1.12%) Apache
8 13 (1.04%) IIS
8 13 (1.04%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.64%) Moodle
9 8 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.56%) WordPress
11 6 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.48%) Headless CMS
11 6 (0.48%) nginx
11 6 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.40%) GemFire
13 4 (0.32%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.32%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.32%) Kentico
Applications
1 7 (0.56%) InVision
1 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (0.56%) Sketch
2 6 (0.48%) Revit
3 5 (0.40%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.080%) Figma
6 1 (0.080%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.080%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 90 (7.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 5 (0.40%) Magento
4 1 (0.080%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.080%) Maximo
4 1 (0.080%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 592 (47.40%) Azure
2 324 (25.94%) AWS
3 121 (9.69%) PaaS
4 113 (9.05%) Serverless
5 101 (8.09%) GCP
6 77 (6.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 72 (5.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 65 (5.20%) SaaS
9 55 (4.40%) Azure Functions
10 41 (3.28%) NuGet
11 37 (2.96%) npm
12 27 (2.16%) GitHub
13 23 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (1.44%) Azure Stack
15 14 (1.12%) Amazon S3
16 12 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
16 12 (0.96%) IaaS
16 12 (0.96%) Logic Apps
17 10 (0.80%) Firebase
17 10 (0.80%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.40%) HTTP
2 11 (0.88%) Skype
3 8 (0.64%) Internet
4 5 (0.40%) Calico
5 4 (0.32%) Network Security
6 2 (0.16%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.16%) MQTT
6 2 (0.16%) NFC
6 2 (0.16%) RFID
6 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.080%) AMQP
7 1 (0.080%) DNS
7 1 (0.080%) SSL
7 1 (0.080%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (26.26%) SQL Server
2 148 (11.85%) NoSQL
3 89 (7.13%) MySQL
4 72 (5.76%) MongoDB
5 47 (3.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 44 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
7 41 (3.28%) Redis
8 32 (2.56%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
10 16 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (0.88%) Cosmos DB
11 11 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.80%) Big Data
13 9 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 269 (21.54%) Git (software)
2 126 (10.09%) Visual Studio Team System
3 113 (9.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 93 (7.45%) GitLab
5 64 (5.12%) TeamCity
6 56 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 53 (4.24%) Jenkins
8 52 (4.16%) JIRA
9 51 (4.08%) Visual Studio
10 47 (3.76%) NUnit
11 42 (3.36%) webpack
12 41 (3.28%) Selenium
13 25 (2.00%) MSTest
14 23 (1.84%) gulp
15 22 (1.76%) git-flow
16 18 (1.44%) Jasmine
17 16 (1.28%) Moq
18 15 (1.20%) JMeter
19 14 (1.12%) Cucumber
19 14 (1.12%) Cypress.io
General
1 156 (12.49%) Finance
2 41 (3.28%) Banking
3 40 (3.20%) Games
4 25 (2.00%) Public Sector
5 24 (1.92%) Marketing
6 22 (1.76%) Front Office
7 20 (1.60%) Law
7 20 (1.60%) Retail
8 11 (0.88%) Publishing
9 10 (0.80%) Automotive
10 8 (0.64%) Advertising
11 7 (0.56%) Online Betting
12 6 (0.48%) Back Office
13 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.32%) Housing Association
14 2 (0.16%) Police
15 1 (0.080%) Electronics
15 1 (0.080%) Legal
15 1 (0.080%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.080%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 834 (66.77%) Developer
2 310 (24.82%) Senior Developer
3 268 (21.46%) .NET Developer
4 267 (21.38%) C# Developer
5 243 (19.46%) Software Engineer
6 177 (14.17%) Software Developer
7 147 (11.77%) Full Stack Developer
8 140 (11.21%) C# .NET Developer
9 137 (10.97%) Senior C# Developer
10 118 (9.45%) Azure Developer
11 108 (8.65%) Senior .NET Developer
12 77 (6.16%) C# Software Developer
12 77 (6.16%) Senior Software Engineer
13 74 (5.92%) Lead Developer
13 74 (5.92%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 62 (4.96%) Java Developer
15 61 (4.88%) PHP Developer
15 61 (4.88%) React Developer
16 57 (4.56%) JavaScript Developer
17 56 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 793 (63.49%) .NET
2 565 (45.24%) .NET Core
3 390 (31.22%) React
4 379 (30.34%) CSS
5 376 (30.10%) .NET Framework
6 366 (29.30%) AngularJS
7 290 (23.22%) HTML
8 213 (17.05%) ASP.NET
9 209 (16.73%) REST
10 205 (16.41%) RESTful
11 204 (16.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 199 (15.93%) Entity Framework
12 199 (15.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 187 (14.97%) Node.js
13 187 (14.97%) Web Services
14 181 (14.49%) Vue.js
15 177 (14.17%) jQuery
16 109 (8.73%) Kafka
17 100 (8.01%) ASP.NET MVC
18 67 (5.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 103 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 84 (6.73%) User Experience
4 71 (5.68%) Greenfield Project
5 43 (3.44%) Reinsurance
6 31 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 29 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (1.60%) Wiki
10 17 (1.36%) Algorithms
10 17 (1.36%) iPhone
10 17 (1.36%) Renewable Energy
11 16 (1.28%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.72%) Cloud Native
15 7 (0.56%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
16 6 (0.48%) PlayStation
16 6 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (4.56%) Android
2 31 (2.48%) Linux
3 22 (1.76%) Windows
4 21 (1.68%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.48%) Unix
6 1 (0.080%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.080%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.080%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 816 (65.33%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (50.12%) TDD
3 484 (38.75%) Microservices
4 483 (38.67%) DevOps
5 437 (34.99%) Software Engineering
6 377 (30.18%) MVC
7 341 (27.30%) OO
8 305 (24.42%) Scrum
9 297 (23.78%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 292 (23.38%) OOP
11 238 (19.06%) Continuous Integration
12 223 (17.85%) Unit Testing
13 193 (15.45%) Mentoring
14 181 (14.49%) BDD
15 171 (13.69%) Test Automation
16 141 (11.29%) SOA
17 123 (9.85%) Computer Science
18 122 (9.77%) SDLC
19 118 (9.45%) Deployment Automation
20 114 (9.13%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 786 (62.93%) C#
2 773 (61.89%) JavaScript
3 472 (37.79%) SQL
4 289 (23.14%) Java
5 211 (16.89%) Python
6 193 (15.45%) TypeScript
7 189 (15.13%) Go
8 134 (10.73%) T-SQL
9 111 (8.89%) PHP
10 99 (7.93%) Kotlin
11 88 (7.05%) Scala
12 87 (6.97%) C++
13 80 (6.41%) PowerShell
14 79 (6.33%) Ruby
15 58 (4.64%) ES6
16 35 (2.80%) Java 8
17 13 (1.04%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.88%) VB.NET
19 10 (0.80%) Bash Shell
20 7 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 180 (14.41%) Degree
2 96 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.12%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.04%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.48%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.40%) OCP
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.32%) SANS
8 1 (0.080%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.56%) QA
2 8 (0.64%) PSD2
3 6 (0.48%) SLA
4 4 (0.32%) WCAG
5 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 382 (30.58%) Docker
2 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.080%) Firmware
4 1 (0.080%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 262 (20.98%) Kubernetes
2 189 (15.13%) Terraform
3 73 (5.84%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.60%) Ansible
5 10 (0.80%) Prometheus
6 9 (0.72%) MIIS
7 6 (0.48%) Puppet
7 6 (0.48%) Rancher
8 5 (0.40%) Grafana
8 5 (0.40%) Kibana
9 2 (0.16%) Kustomize
9 2 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 123 (9.85%) Microsoft
2 87 (6.97%) Nintex
3 37 (2.96%) Oracle
4 14 (1.12%) Google
5 11 (0.88%) Samsung
5 11 (0.88%) Sitecore
6 10 (0.80%) Zend
7 8 (0.64%) Atlassian
7 8 (0.64%) Sparx
8 7 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.56%) Xamarin
9 6 (0.48%) Autodesk
9 6 (0.48%) CODA
9 6 (0.48%) DevExpress
9 6 (0.48%) Embarcadero
9 6 (0.48%) ESRI
10 5 (0.40%) Apple
10 5 (0.40%) PayPal
10 5 (0.40%) Spotify
11 4 (0.32%) Stackify