Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 59 72
Rank change year-on-year +6 +13 +12
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 436 434 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.49% 4.39% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.03% 4.84% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 319 358 365
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £38,465
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +10.49% -9.49%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,500 £25,950
90th Percentile £62,750 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 8,666 8,969 10,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.19% 90.63% 89.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6,679 7,222 8,285
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +17 152 £47,500 +11.76% 20
Coventry -7 85 £43,500 +1.16% 9
Staffordshire +10 73 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Solihull +27 47 £35,000 -17.65%
Warwickshire -8 31 £41,250 -8.33% 18
Herefordshire +34 18 £55,000 +57.14% 3
Worcestershire +12 12 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Shropshire -13 6 £65,000 +33.91% 4
Wolverhampton -19 3 £36,250 -
Walsall -8 1 - -
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 219 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (30.50%) C#
3 127 (29.13%) SQL
4 126 (28.90%) .NET
5 124 (28.44%) JavaScript
6 111 (25.46%) HTML
7 101 (23.17%) Finance
8 100 (22.94%) AngularJS
9 99 (22.71%) Java
10 79 (18.12%) CSS
11 78 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
12 77 (17.66%) MVC
13 71 (16.28%) Degree
14 67 (15.37%) QA
15 66 (15.14%) SQL Server
16 65 (14.91%) ASP.NET
16 65 (14.91%) Test Automation
17 59 (13.53%) JIRA
18 58 (13.30%) Microsoft
19 55 (12.61%) Software Engineering
20 52 (11.93%) Subversion
20 52 (11.93%) Oracle
21 51 (11.70%) User Acceptance Testing
22 45 (10.32%) PHP
23 44 (10.09%) Hibernate
23 44 (10.09%) .NET Framework
24 43 (9.86%) Security Cleared
25 42 (9.63%) Scrum
26 41 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
26 41 (9.40%) Spring

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 33 (7.57%) Confluence
2 17 (3.90%) Apache
3 16 (3.67%) JBoss
4 13 (2.98%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.06%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.38%) CMS
6 6 (1.38%) IIS
6 6 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.15%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.69%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.46%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.23%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.23%) Drupal
10 1 (0.23%) nginx
10 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (2.29%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.15%) Simulink
2 5 (1.15%) Stateflow
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.23%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.92%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.92%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (7.11%) SaaS
3 19 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.52%) Boomi
4 11 (2.52%) Office 365
5 6 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.92%) GitHub
8 3 (0.69%) PaaS
9 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.46%) NuGet
9 2 (0.46%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.23%) Force.com
10 1 (0.23%) Google Play
10 1 (0.23%) IaaS
10 1 (0.23%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.23%) npm
10 1 (0.23%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.06%) SSL
2 8 (1.83%) Firewall
3 5 (1.15%) VPN
3 5 (1.15%) WAN
4 4 (0.92%) Internet
4 4 (0.92%) LAN
4 4 (0.92%) Network Security
5 3 (0.69%) RFID
5 3 (0.69%) SAN
5 3 (0.69%) WLAN
6 2 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.46%) MPLS
6 2 (0.46%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.46%) SMS
6 2 (0.46%) SNMP
7 1 (0.23%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.23%) SSH
7 1 (0.23%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.23%) VLAN
7 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.17%) MySQL
3 32 (7.34%) NoSQL
4 29 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.98%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.15%) Event Store
10 5 (1.15%) RavenDB
11 4 (0.92%) Big Data
11 4 (0.92%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.46%) IBM InfoSphere
12 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 59 (13.53%) JIRA
2 52 (11.93%) Subversion
3 39 (8.94%) TeamCity
4 30 (6.88%) Maven
5 26 (5.96%) Selenium
6 21 (4.82%) Git (software)
7 16 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (3.44%) SpecFlow
9 13 (2.98%) Visual Studio
10 10 (2.29%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.83%) SoapUI
12 7 (1.61%) Rational Rose
13 6 (1.38%) Mercurial
14 5 (1.15%) Jenkins
15 4 (0.92%) Cucumber
15 4 (0.92%) WebDriver
16 3 (0.69%) Bitbucket
16 3 (0.69%) JBehave
16 3 (0.69%) Redmine
16 3 (0.69%) WATIR
General
1 101 (23.17%) Finance
2 25 (5.73%) Retail
3 24 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 18 (4.13%) Automotive
5 14 (3.21%) Publishing
6 13 (2.98%) Legal
7 7 (1.61%) Banking
7 7 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.38%) Electronics
8 6 (1.38%) Marketing
9 4 (0.92%) Advertising
9 4 (0.92%) Law
10 3 (0.69%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.69%) Back Office
10 3 (0.69%) Games
10 3 (0.69%) Local Government
11 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 153 (35.09%) Developer
2 78 (17.89%) Analyst
3 52 (11.93%) Architect
4 48 (11.01%) Software Developer
5 41 (9.40%) .NET Developer
6 38 (8.72%) Business Analyst
7 36 (8.26%) C# Developer
7 36 (8.26%) Java Developer
8 29 (6.65%) Test Analyst
9 28 (6.42%) Solutions Architect
10 25 (5.73%) C# Software Developer
11 24 (5.50%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (5.28%) Senior Developer
13 19 (4.36%) Software Analyst
13 19 (4.36%) Software Engineer
14 17 (3.90%) Graduate
15 16 (3.67%) .NET Software Developer
15 16 (3.67%) SQL Developer
16 15 (3.44%) Project Manager
17 14 (3.21%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (28.90%) .NET
2 111 (25.46%) HTML
3 100 (22.94%) AngularJS
4 79 (18.12%) CSS
5 65 (14.91%) ASP.NET
6 44 (10.09%) .NET Framework
6 44 (10.09%) Hibernate
7 41 (9.40%) Spring
8 40 (9.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 40 (9.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 36 (8.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 31 (7.11%) Entity Framework
10 31 (7.11%) Web Services
11 28 (6.42%) jQuery
12 27 (6.19%) JSON
13 26 (5.96%) XML
14 24 (5.50%) Node.js
15 22 (5.05%) SOAP
16 21 (4.82%) Angular 2
17 20 (4.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (8.49%) Computer Science
3 27 (6.19%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (5.96%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (5.28%) Mobile App
6 17 (3.90%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.83%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.83%) Infotainment
8 6 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.38%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (1.38%) User Experience
9 5 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.92%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.69%) Fintech
11 3 (0.69%) iPhone
11 3 (0.69%) Mobile Games
11 3 (0.69%) NHS
12 2 (0.46%) iPad
12 2 (0.46%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.19%) Windows
2 20 (4.59%) Unix
3 13 (2.98%) Linux
4 11 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.06%) Android
6 6 (1.38%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (1.15%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) AIX
9 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
3 77 (17.66%) MVC
4 65 (14.91%) Test Automation
5 55 (12.61%) Software Engineering
6 51 (11.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 42 (9.63%) Scrum
8 40 (9.17%) Web Development
9 37 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 36 (8.26%) CRM
10 36 (8.26%) Project Management
11 34 (7.80%) Software Testing
12 33 (7.57%) Collaborative Working
12 33 (7.57%) TDD
12 33 (7.57%) Waterfall
13 31 (7.11%) Customer Requirements
14 29 (6.65%) OOP
15 28 (6.42%) Business Analysis
15 28 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (5.73%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 133 (30.50%) C#
2 127 (29.13%) SQL
3 124 (28.44%) JavaScript
4 99 (22.71%) Java
5 45 (10.32%) PHP
6 18 (4.13%) TypeScript
7 17 (3.90%) C++
8 15 (3.44%) Python
9 12 (2.75%) VB
9 12 (2.75%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.83%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.61%) Perl
11 7 (1.61%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.38%) C
12 6 (1.38%) MATLAB
13 5 (1.15%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.92%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.69%) Java 8
15 3 (0.69%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 71 (16.28%) Degree
2 43 (9.86%) Security Cleared
3 32 (7.34%) ISEB
4 26 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (3.90%) ISTQB
6 16 (3.67%) CISSP
7 10 (2.29%) CISM
7 10 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.29%) SANS
8 5 (1.15%) SSCP
9 4 (0.92%) CEH
9 4 (0.92%) CIPD
9 4 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.92%) CSSLP
9 4 (0.92%) GWAPT
9 4 (0.92%) OSCP
10 3 (0.69%) CCSP
11 2 (0.46%) CCNA
11 2 (0.46%) CCNP
11 2 (0.46%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (15.37%) QA
2 14 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.61%) COBIT
3 7 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.61%) PMO
4 6 (1.38%) GDPR
5 5 (1.15%) MISRA
6 4 (0.92%) GCP
6 4 (0.92%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.92%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 2 (0.46%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.46%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.46%) SLA
8 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.23%) GPG13
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.23%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 36 (8.26%) Docker
2 2 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 32 (7.34%) Ansible
2 29 (6.65%) Puppet
3 2 (0.46%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.23%) CASB
4 1 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.23%) Nmap
4 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 58 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 52 (11.93%) Oracle
3 20 (4.59%) Xamarin
4 18 (4.13%) SAP
5 12 (2.75%) MuleSoft
5 12 (2.75%) ServiceNow
6 7 (1.61%) Casewise
6 7 (1.61%) Sitecore
7 4 (0.92%) Veracode
8 3 (0.69%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.69%) Google
8 3 (0.69%) IBM
8 3 (0.69%) Informatica
8 3 (0.69%) LexisNexis
8 3 (0.69%) MKS
8 3 (0.69%) webMethods
9 2 (0.46%) Capita
9 2 (0.46%) Cognos
9 2 (0.46%) Netezza
9 2 (0.46%) Remedy