Period
to 5 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for SDLC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SDLC over the 6 months to 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK > Wales
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 32 52
Rank change year-on-year -25 +20 -22
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 58 110 85
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 4.06% 6.49% 4.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.53% 7.06% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 59 107 70
Median annual salary £41,905 £42,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.40% +9.68% +0.65%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £27,375
90th Percentile £60,250 £59,250 £47,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

SDLC 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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,280 1,557 1,709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.64% 91.80% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,099 1,321 1,402
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing SDLC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in Wales

SDLC
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SDLC in Wales.

Salary trend for SDLC in Wales

SDLC
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing SDLC in Wales over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Salary histogram for SDLC in Wales

SDLC
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the Wales region over the 6 months to 5 June 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
South Wales -22 52 £40,000 -5.88% 3
West Wales -3 4 £42,000 -1.18%
Mid Wales - 2 - -
SDLC
UK

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, IT jobs citing SDLC 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 35 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (41.38%) Test Automation
3 20 (34.48%) DevOps
4 18 (31.03%) Azure
4 18 (31.03%) C#
4 18 (31.03%) .NET
5 17 (29.31%) Java
6 16 (27.59%) Scrum
7 15 (25.86%) Software Engineering
8 14 (24.14%) Finance
9 13 (22.41%) AWS
10 12 (20.69%) Waterfall
10 12 (20.69%) Docker
10 12 (20.69%) SQL
10 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
10 12 (20.69%) Web Services
10 12 (20.69%) TDD
10 12 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
11 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
11 11 (18.97%) AngularJS
11 11 (18.97%) BDD
12 10 (17.24%) Kubernetes
12 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
13 9 (15.52%) Retail
13 9 (15.52%) Spring
13 9 (15.52%) SOAP
13 9 (15.52%) Performance Optimisation
13 9 (15.52%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (15.52%) REST

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 4 (6.90%) Tomcat
1 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.17%) Confluence
3 2 (3.45%) Apache
3 2 (3.45%) lighttpd
3 2 (3.45%) Moodle
3 2 (3.45%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (1.72%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.03%) Azure
2 13 (22.41%) AWS
3 6 (10.34%) GCP
4 2 (3.45%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (3.45%) BrowserStack
4 2 (3.45%) GitHub
5 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.72%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.34%) MySQL
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.45%) SQLite
5 1 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.72%) Big Data
5 1 (1.72%) HPCC
5 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
1 7 (12.07%) JIRA
1 7 (12.07%) Selenium
2 5 (8.62%) Cucumber
2 5 (8.62%) JUnit
3 3 (5.17%) JMeter
3 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.45%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.45%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.45%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.45%) NeoLoad
4 2 (3.45%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.45%) Subversion
5 1 (1.72%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.72%) git-flow
5 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.72%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Retail
3 6 (10.34%) Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Advertising
5 1 (1.72%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Developer
2 15 (25.86%) Java Developer
3 10 (17.24%) Software Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) .NET Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Software Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Java Software Developer
6 6 (10.34%) .NET Software Developer
6 6 (10.34%) .NET Software Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Java Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Java Software Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Web Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Software Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Tester
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.03%) .NET
2 12 (20.69%) Web Services
3 11 (18.97%) AngularJS
4 9 (15.52%) REST
4 9 (15.52%) SOAP
4 9 (15.52%) Spring
5 7 (12.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
6 6 (10.34%) jQuery
7 5 (8.62%) Dropwizard
7 5 (8.62%) Laravel
7 5 (8.62%) Spring Boot
8 4 (6.90%) CSS
8 4 (6.90%) HTML
8 4 (6.90%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (6.90%) Java SE
8 4 (6.90%) Node.js
8 4 (6.90%) Play Framework
9 3 (5.17%) JSON
9 3 (5.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (5.17%) User Experience
1 3 (5.17%) Wiki
2 2 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.72%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) Android
2 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.17%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.72%) CentOS
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (41.38%) Test Automation
3 20 (34.48%) DevOps
4 16 (27.59%) Scrum
5 15 (25.86%) Software Engineering
6 12 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (20.69%) TDD
6 12 (20.69%) Waterfall
7 11 (18.97%) BDD
7 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
8 9 (15.52%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (15.52%) Performance Optimisation
9 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (13.79%) MVC
9 8 (13.79%) Software Delivery
10 7 (12.07%) Mentoring
11 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
11 6 (10.34%) Kanban
11 6 (10.34%) Project Management
12 5 (8.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) C#
2 17 (29.31%) Java
3 12 (20.69%) SQL
4 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
5 8 (13.79%) PHP
6 7 (12.07%) Python
7 5 (8.62%) Go
7 5 (8.62%) Java 8
8 4 (6.90%) Scala
9 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.45%) Objective-C
10 2 (3.45%) Perl
10 2 (3.45%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.72%) C
11 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.62%) Degree
3 4 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.45%) ISEB
5 1 (1.72%) MCSA
5 1 (1.72%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.72%) RHCE
5 1 (1.72%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) Docker
2 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.45%) Ansible
3 2 (3.45%) Terraform
4 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.72%) Puppet
4 1 (1.72%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Google
3 4 (6.90%) IBM
3 4 (6.90%) VMware
4 3 (5.17%) HP
4 3 (5.17%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.72%) Veeam
5 1 (1.72%) Zend