Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 57 63
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 +22
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 391 455 510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.12% 4.50% 4.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.59% 4.97% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 305 393 447
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,522 9,150 11,120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.80% 90.49% 89.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6,535 7,573 8,744
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

SDLC
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SDLC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SDLC in the West Midlands

SDLC
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SDLC in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SDLC in the West Midlands

SDLC
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SDLC in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Salary histogram for SDLC in the West Midlands

SDLC
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SDLC within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 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
Birmingham -4 147 £46,256 +8.84% 13
Coventry -4 74 £45,000 +4.65% 6
Staffordshire -10 54 £40,000 - 9
Warwickshire -4 32 £43,500 -2.25% 11
Solihull +13 27 £30,000 -29.41%
Worcestershire +18 22 £45,000 +11.80% 5
Herefordshire +33 12 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Sutton Coldfield -1 5 £30,000 +15.38%
Shropshire +13 4 £65,000 +78.08% 1
Wolverhampton -12 2 £42,500 +28.79%
Walsall -5 1 - -
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 202 (51.66%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (34.27%) JavaScript
3 125 (31.97%) SQL
4 117 (29.92%) .NET
5 116 (29.67%) C#
6 102 (26.09%) Finance
7 92 (23.53%) Java
8 90 (23.02%) HTML
9 84 (21.48%) Problem-Solving
10 78 (19.95%) AngularJS
11 77 (19.69%) MVC
12 75 (19.18%) CSS
13 66 (16.88%) Degree
14 60 (15.35%) ASP.NET
15 55 (14.07%) Scrum
16 54 (13.81%) TDD
17 53 (13.55%) Test Automation
18 50 (12.79%) SQL Server
19 47 (12.02%) Microsoft
19 47 (12.02%) Web Development
20 44 (11.25%) Software Engineering
21 42 (10.74%) .NET Framework
22 40 (10.23%) Computer Science
22 40 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
23 39 (9.97%) jQuery
23 39 (9.97%) ASP.NET MVC
23 39 (9.97%) Project Management
24 38 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
25 37 (9.46%) BDD
25 37 (9.46%) Hibernate

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 28 (7.16%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.63%) Apache
3 14 (3.58%) CMS
3 14 (3.58%) Confluence
4 13 (3.32%) IIS
4 13 (3.32%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.56%) JBoss
6 7 (1.79%) NServiceBus
7 4 (1.02%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.77%) SAS
8 3 (0.77%) Sitefinity
9 2 (0.51%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.26%) Mule
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.28%) Simulink
2 5 (1.28%) Stateflow
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.26%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (1.53%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.51%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.26%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.26%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (6.14%) SaaS
3 18 (4.60%) Office 365
4 15 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (3.07%) Boomi
6 9 (2.30%) GitHub
7 7 (1.79%) PaaS
8 4 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.77%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.51%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.51%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.26%) Force.com
11 1 (0.26%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.26%) npm
11 1 (0.26%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.56%) SSL
2 8 (2.05%) Firewall
3 6 (1.53%) Internet
3 6 (1.53%) Wireless
4 4 (1.02%) SAN
5 2 (0.51%) Network Security
6 1 (0.26%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.26%) Extranet
6 1 (0.26%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.26%) LAN
6 1 (0.26%) MPLS
6 1 (0.26%) SMS
6 1 (0.26%) SNMP
6 1 (0.26%) VLAN
6 1 (0.26%) VPN
6 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.63%) MySQL
2 22 (5.63%) Relational Database
3 18 (4.60%) NoSQL
4 16 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.30%) Big Data
8 7 (1.79%) Event Store
8 7 (1.79%) RavenDB
9 6 (1.53%) Blockchain
9 6 (1.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.53%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.53%) Power BI
9 6 (1.53%) Qlik Sense
9 6 (1.53%) QlikView
10 5 (1.28%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (8.18%) JIRA
2 28 (7.16%) Git (software)
3 27 (6.91%) Selenium
4 24 (6.14%) Visual Studio
5 22 (5.63%) Maven
6 21 (5.37%) Subversion
7 20 (5.12%) SpecFlow
8 15 (3.84%) TeamCity
9 13 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (2.30%) JUnit
11 7 (1.79%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.79%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.28%) git-flow
13 4 (1.02%) JIRA Agile
13 4 (1.02%) SoapUI
14 3 (0.77%) Android Studio
14 3 (0.77%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.77%) Mockito
14 3 (0.77%) Toad
15 2 (0.51%) Rational Rose
General
1 102 (26.09%) Finance
2 29 (7.42%) Legal
3 20 (5.12%) Manufacturing
3 20 (5.12%) Retail
4 16 (4.09%) Automotive
5 12 (3.07%) Marketing
6 10 (2.56%) Banking
6 10 (2.56%) Publishing
7 9 (2.30%) Law
7 9 (2.30%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.28%) Electronics
8 5 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.77%) Billing
9 3 (0.77%) Games
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 132 (33.76%) Developer
2 63 (16.11%) Analyst
3 47 (12.02%) Architect
4 42 (10.74%) Software Developer
5 33 (8.44%) .NET Developer
6 29 (7.42%) Java Developer
7 28 (7.16%) C# Developer
8 27 (6.91%) Business Analyst
9 26 (6.65%) Project Manager
10 25 (6.39%) Senior Developer
11 23 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
12 22 (5.63%) Test Analyst
13 19 (4.86%) C# Software Developer
13 19 (4.86%) Software Engineer
14 16 (4.09%) C# .NET Developer
15 15 (3.84%) Consultant
16 14 (3.58%) Lead Developer
17 13 (3.32%) Applications Engineer
17 13 (3.32%) Development Manager
17 13 (3.32%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (29.92%) .NET
2 90 (23.02%) HTML
3 78 (19.95%) AngularJS
4 75 (19.18%) CSS
5 60 (15.35%) ASP.NET
6 42 (10.74%) .NET Framework
7 39 (9.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 39 (9.97%) jQuery
8 37 (9.46%) Hibernate
9 34 (8.70%) JSON
10 33 (8.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 31 (7.93%) Spring
11 31 (7.93%) XML
12 29 (7.42%) Web Services
13 24 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web API
14 23 (5.88%) Entity Framework
14 23 (5.88%) HTML5
15 20 (5.12%) JMS
16 19 (4.86%) Node.js
16 19 (4.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
1 40 (10.23%) Computer Science
2 33 (8.44%) Self-Motivation
3 32 (8.18%) Mobile App
4 20 (5.12%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.58%) Driving Licence
6 13 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.05%) Infotainment
8 7 (1.79%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.53%) EPoS
10 4 (1.02%) User Experience
11 3 (0.77%) Fintech
11 3 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.77%) iPhone
11 3 (0.77%) Mobile Games
12 2 (0.51%) iPad
12 2 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.51%) Marketing Technology
12 2 (0.51%) Photography
12 2 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.88%) Windows
2 15 (3.84%) Linux
3 14 (3.58%) Unix
4 12 (3.07%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.28%) Android
5 5 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.51%) AIX
6 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.26%) CentOS
7 1 (0.26%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (51.66%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (21.48%) Problem-Solving
3 77 (19.69%) MVC
4 55 (14.07%) Scrum
5 54 (13.81%) TDD
6 53 (13.55%) Test Automation
7 47 (12.02%) Web Development
8 44 (11.25%) Software Engineering
9 39 (9.97%) Project Management
10 37 (9.46%) BDD
11 34 (8.70%) OO
11 34 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 30 (7.67%) Customer Requirements
13 29 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
13 29 (7.42%) Integration Testing
14 28 (7.16%) OOP
15 27 (6.91%) CRM
15 27 (6.91%) Mentoring
16 24 (6.14%) Unit Testing
17 22 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 134 (34.27%) JavaScript
2 125 (31.97%) SQL
3 116 (29.67%) C#
4 92 (23.53%) Java
5 26 (6.65%) PHP
6 17 (4.35%) Python
7 13 (3.32%) VB
7 13 (3.32%) VB.NET
8 9 (2.30%) C++
8 9 (2.30%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.05%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.28%) MATLAB
10 5 (1.28%) Perl
10 5 (1.28%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.02%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.02%) C
12 3 (0.77%) Java 8
12 3 (0.77%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.51%) R
13 2 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (16.88%) Degree
2 28 (7.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (5.88%) ISEB
3 23 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.58%) Master's Degree
5 11 (2.81%) CISSP
5 11 (2.81%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.56%) SANS
7 5 (1.28%) CIPD
7 5 (1.28%) CISM
7 5 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.02%) CEH
8 4 (1.02%) CSSLP
8 4 (1.02%) GWAPT
8 4 (1.02%) OSCP
9 2 (0.51%) CCNA
9 2 (0.51%) CCNP
9 2 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.51%) GNVQ
9 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.67%) QA
2 14 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.32%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.28%) GDPR
4 5 (1.28%) MISRA
5 4 (1.02%) GCP
5 4 (1.02%) HIPAA
5 4 (1.02%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 2 (0.51%) PMO
6 2 (0.51%) SLA
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.26%) RMADS
System Software
1 23 (5.88%) Docker
2 3 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (3.58%) Ansible
2 11 (2.81%) Puppet
3 2 (0.51%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.67%) Xamarin
3 29 (7.42%) Oracle
4 13 (3.32%) MuleSoft
4 13 (3.32%) SAP
5 12 (3.07%) Remedy
5 12 (3.07%) ServiceNow
6 9 (2.30%) LexisNexis
7 6 (1.53%) Informatica
7 6 (1.53%) Tableau
8 5 (1.28%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.02%) Veracode
10 3 (0.77%) Capita
10 3 (0.77%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.77%) Google
10 3 (0.77%) Pegasus
10 3 (0.77%) Sage
10 3 (0.77%) webMethods
11 2 (0.51%) Casewise
11 2 (0.51%) Red Hat