Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 50 51
Rank change year-on-year -20 +1 +26
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 330 488 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.75% 4.86% 4.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.16% 5.32% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 273 424 468
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,250 £67,200 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 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 7,937 9,169 10,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.22% 91.32% 90.43%
Number of salaries quoted 6,082 7,543 8,449
West Midlands median annual salary £43,857 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.64% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,781 £65,000
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -22 121 £45,000 - 22
Coventry +3 61 £50,000 +28.21% 9
Staffordshire -12 46 £40,000 - 14
Warwickshire +18 33 £50,000 +21.95% 7
Worcestershire +16 26 £44,000 +15.79% 2
Solihull -3 12 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Sutton Coldfield -12 8 £30,000 +15.38% 1
Shropshire +14 7 £50,000 +36.99% 3
Herefordshire +9 5 £71,000 +102.86% 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Stourbridge - 1 £32,500 -
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 174 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (35.76%) JavaScript
3 106 (32.12%) SQL
4 93 (28.18%) .NET
5 89 (26.97%) C#
6 76 (23.03%) Finance
7 68 (20.61%) HTML
8 64 (19.39%) Java
9 62 (18.79%) TDD
10 61 (18.48%) CSS
11 57 (17.27%) Problem-Solving
12 56 (16.97%) Scrum
13 54 (16.36%) MVC
13 54 (16.36%) AngularJS
14 52 (15.76%) SQL Server
15 51 (15.45%) Microsoft
16 47 (14.24%) ASP.NET
16 47 (14.24%) Degree
17 41 (12.42%) jQuery
18 39 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
19 37 (11.21%) Web Development
20 35 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
20 35 (10.61%) Windows
20 35 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
21 34 (10.30%) Computer Science
22 33 (10.00%) Test Automation
22 33 (10.00%) Project Management
22 33 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
23 32 (9.70%) Xamarin
23 32 (9.70%) SharePoint

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 32 (9.70%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.15%) Apache
3 16 (4.85%) CMS
4 11 (3.33%) IIS
5 9 (2.73%) Confluence
5 9 (2.73%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.12%) NServiceBus
7 5 (1.52%) JBoss
8 3 (0.91%) SAS
9 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.30%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.30%) Mule
10 1 (0.30%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.21%) Simulink
3 4 (1.21%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.61%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.30%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.30%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.06%) Office 365
3 14 (4.24%) GitHub
3 14 (4.24%) SaaS
4 13 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.42%) PaaS
6 7 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.82%) Boomi
8 3 (0.91%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.91%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.30%) Datadog
10 1 (0.30%) Force.com
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.73%) SSL
2 6 (1.82%) Firewall
2 6 (1.82%) Wireless
3 4 (1.21%) Extranet
4 2 (0.61%) Internet
5 1 (0.30%) SAN
5 1 (0.30%) SMS
5 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.55%) MySQL
4 13 (3.94%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (3.33%) Big Data
6 11 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.42%) Blockchain
8 8 (2.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.42%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.42%) Power BI
8 8 (2.42%) Qlik Sense
8 8 (2.42%) QlikView
9 7 (2.12%) Event Store
9 7 (2.12%) RavenDB
10 5 (1.52%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.21%) DB2
12 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (8.48%) JIRA
2 27 (8.18%) Git (software)
3 22 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 16 (4.85%) Selenium
5 15 (4.55%) Maven
6 12 (3.64%) Jenkins
7 11 (3.33%) SpecFlow
8 10 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.42%) JUnit
10 7 (2.12%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.52%) git-flow
12 4 (1.21%) JIRA Agile
13 3 (0.91%) Android Studio
13 3 (0.91%) Rational Rose
13 3 (0.91%) SoapUI
14 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.61%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.61%) Mockito
14 2 (0.61%) SonarQube
14 2 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 76 (23.03%) Finance
2 24 (7.27%) Legal
3 21 (6.36%) Manufacturing
3 21 (6.36%) Retail
4 11 (3.33%) Multimedia
5 10 (3.03%) Automotive
5 10 (3.03%) Banking
5 10 (3.03%) Law
6 9 (2.73%) Marketing
7 8 (2.42%) Publishing
8 4 (1.21%) Electronics
9 3 (0.91%) Billing
10 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.61%) Games
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (31.82%) Developer
2 43 (13.03%) Analyst
3 42 (12.73%) Architect
4 27 (8.18%) .NET Developer
5 26 (7.88%) Software Developer
6 25 (7.58%) Business Analyst
6 25 (7.58%) Project Manager
7 24 (7.27%) Senior Developer
8 20 (6.06%) Software Engineer
9 18 (5.45%) C# Developer
9 18 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (5.15%) Java Developer
11 14 (4.24%) Applications Engineer
11 14 (4.24%) Development Manager
12 13 (3.94%) Consultant
12 13 (3.94%) Lead Developer
12 13 (3.94%) Software Manager
13 10 (3.03%) Software Analyst
13 10 (3.03%) Software Development Manager
13 10 (3.03%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (28.18%) .NET
2 68 (20.61%) HTML
3 61 (18.48%) CSS
4 54 (16.36%) AngularJS
5 47 (14.24%) ASP.NET
6 41 (12.42%) jQuery
7 29 (8.79%) .NET Framework
8 26 (7.88%) JSON
9 25 (7.58%) Hibernate
9 25 (7.58%) XML
10 24 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (7.27%) HTML5
11 21 (6.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 20 (6.06%) Spring
12 20 (6.06%) Web Services
13 16 (4.85%) SOAP
14 15 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
15 14 (4.24%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (4.24%) REST
16 13 (3.94%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (10.30%) Computer Science
3 33 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (9.39%) Mobile App
5 17 (5.15%) Management Information System
6 15 (4.55%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.82%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.82%) EPoS
8 5 (1.52%) User Experience
9 4 (1.21%) Fintech
10 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.91%) SCADA
10 3 (0.91%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.61%) Photography
12 1 (0.30%) CCTV
12 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.30%) Infotainment
12 1 (0.30%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.30%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.61%) Windows
2 22 (6.67%) Linux
3 13 (3.94%) Mac OS X
3 13 (3.94%) Unix
4 6 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.82%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.21%) CentOS
5 4 (1.21%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.21%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.21%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.91%) Android
6 3 (0.91%) HPUX
7 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.61%) DC/OS
7 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (18.79%) TDD
3 57 (17.27%) Problem-Solving
4 56 (16.97%) Scrum
5 54 (16.36%) MVC
6 37 (11.21%) Web Development
7 35 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
8 33 (10.00%) Project Management
8 33 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 32 (9.70%) Integration Testing
9 32 (9.70%) Software Engineering
10 31 (9.39%) OO
11 30 (9.09%) BDD
11 30 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 24 (7.27%) Customer Requirements
13 23 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (6.97%) Waterfall
14 22 (6.67%) OOP
14 22 (6.67%) Unit Testing
14 22 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (35.76%) JavaScript
2 106 (32.12%) SQL
3 89 (26.97%) C#
4 64 (19.39%) Java
5 23 (6.97%) Python
6 19 (5.76%) VB.NET
7 14 (4.24%) PHP
7 14 (4.24%) VB
8 5 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.52%) Perl
8 5 (1.52%) VB6
9 4 (1.21%) MATLAB
9 4 (1.21%) VBScript
10 3 (0.91%) C
10 3 (0.91%) C++
10 3 (0.91%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.91%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.61%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.61%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 47 (14.24%) Degree
2 25 (7.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (4.55%) Master's Degree
4 9 (2.73%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.42%) ISEB
6 5 (1.52%) CIPD
6 5 (1.52%) CISSP
6 5 (1.52%) SANS
7 4 (1.21%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.91%) CISM
8 3 (0.91%) CSSLP
8 3 (0.91%) HND
8 3 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.91%) PMP
9 2 (0.61%) APMP
9 2 (0.61%) CEH
9 2 (0.61%) GWAPT
9 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.61%) OSCP
9 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.79%) QA
2 11 (3.33%) ISO 9001
2 11 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.21%) GDPR
3 4 (1.21%) MISRA
4 3 (0.91%) GCP
4 3 (0.91%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.91%) PMO
5 2 (0.61%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (6.36%) Docker
2 6 (1.82%) Hyper-V
2 6 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.91%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.61%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.12%) Ansible
2 4 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.21%) Puppet
3 3 (0.91%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.30%) Packer
5 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (15.45%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.70%) Xamarin
3 26 (7.88%) Oracle
4 13 (3.94%) Remedy
5 10 (3.03%) SAP
6 9 (2.73%) LexisNexis
6 9 (2.73%) VMware
7 8 (2.42%) Informatica
7 8 (2.42%) Tableau
8 7 (2.12%) Google
9 6 (1.82%) MuleSoft
9 6 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.82%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.21%) Fujitsu
11 3 (0.91%) Casewise
11 3 (0.91%) Pegasus
11 3 (0.91%) Sage
11 3 (0.91%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.91%) Splunk
11 3 (0.91%) Veracode