Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 48 69
Rank change year-on-year +3 +21 +12
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 510 537 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.16% 5.15% 3.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.84% 5.73% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 394 423 318
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,375 £62,000 £57,875
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 8,730 9,379 9,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.41% 89.91% 87.69%
Number of salaries quoted 6,867 7,343 7,585
West Midlands median annual salary £41,250 £41,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.60% - +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -10 162 £48,000 +20.00% 14
Staffordshire +27 108 £35,000 -12.50% 14
Coventry -10 84 £40,000 - 6
Warwickshire +5 51 £40,000 -2.44% 12
Solihull -1 33 £35,000 -19.54% 6
Worcestershire +6 21 £45,000 +25.87% 6
Herefordshire +20 17 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Shropshire -9 17 £37,500 -28.42% 1
Walsall +1 3 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Wolverhampton -13 3 £40,000 - 1
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing SDLC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SDLC.

1 260 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (34.51%) HTML
3 163 (31.96%) JavaScript
4 131 (25.69%) .NET
5 126 (24.71%) C#
6 125 (24.51%) SQL
7 122 (23.92%) Java
8 121 (23.73%) CSS
9 95 (18.63%) PHP
9 95 (18.63%) Finance
10 92 (18.04%) SQL Server
11 91 (17.84%) AngularJS
12 88 (17.25%) MySQL
13 84 (16.47%) Test Automation
14 77 (15.10%) Microsoft
15 76 (14.90%) MVC
16 74 (14.51%) JIRA
17 71 (13.92%) QA
18 70 (13.73%) Degree
18 70 (13.73%) Oracle
19 64 (12.55%) ASP.NET
20 59 (11.57%) Subversion
21 58 (11.37%) TeamCity
21 58 (11.37%) Scrum
22 52 (10.20%) Project Management
22 52 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
22 52 (10.20%) Puppet
22 52 (10.20%) Ansible
23 50 (9.80%) Security Cleared
24 49 (9.61%) Analytical Skills

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 43 (8.43%) Confluence
2 17 (3.33%) JBoss
3 10 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.57%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.18%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.98%) Apache
6 5 (0.98%) IIS
6 5 (0.98%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.59%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.59%) WordPress
8 2 (0.39%) CMS
8 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.20%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.20%) Drupal
9 1 (0.20%) nginx
9 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (1.76%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.59%) Acrobat
3 3 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.59%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.39%) Simulink
4 2 (0.39%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.76%) Magento
2 8 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.98%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.98%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (6.47%) SaaS
3 23 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.57%) GitHub
4 8 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.57%) Google Play
5 5 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.98%) Office 365
6 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.39%) Datadog
6 2 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.39%) Force.com
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.55%) NetScaler
2 7 (1.37%) Firewall
3 6 (1.18%) SSL
3 6 (1.18%) WAN
4 5 (0.98%) LAN
4 5 (0.98%) RFID
4 5 (0.98%) VPN
4 5 (0.98%) WLAN
5 3 (0.59%) Network Security
6 2 (0.39%) HTTP
6 2 (0.39%) Internet
6 2 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.39%) SMS
6 2 (0.39%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.20%) DNS
7 1 (0.20%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.20%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.20%) SNMP
7 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.20%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (18.04%) SQL Server
2 88 (17.25%) MySQL
3 48 (9.41%) NoSQL
4 35 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (3.33%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.57%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.18%) Big Data
12 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.59%) Data Mart
13 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.39%) IBM InfoSphere
14 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 74 (14.51%) JIRA
2 59 (11.57%) Subversion
3 58 (11.37%) TeamCity
4 42 (8.24%) Maven
5 30 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 19 (3.73%) Eclipse
7 16 (3.14%) Jenkins
7 16 (3.14%) Selenium
7 16 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (2.75%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (2.55%) NuGet
10 10 (1.96%) SoapUI
11 8 (1.57%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.57%) Xcode
12 6 (1.18%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.18%) JMeter
12 6 (1.18%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.98%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.98%) JBehave
13 5 (0.98%) WATIR
General
1 95 (18.63%) Finance
2 34 (6.67%) Retail
3 15 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.55%) Automotive
5 13 (2.55%) Publishing
6 10 (1.96%) Legal
7 7 (1.37%) Advertising
7 7 (1.37%) Banking
7 7 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.18%) Games
8 6 (1.18%) Marketing
9 5 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.78%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.78%) Back Office
11 3 (0.59%) Electronics
11 3 (0.59%) Local Government
12 2 (0.39%) Law
13 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 214 (41.96%) Developer
2 80 (15.69%) Analyst
3 46 (9.02%) Business Analyst
4 45 (8.82%) Java Developer
5 44 (8.63%) PHP Developer
6 43 (8.43%) .NET Developer
7 40 (7.84%) Software Developer
8 39 (7.65%) Architect
9 32 (6.27%) C# Developer
10 24 (4.71%) Senior Developer
10 24 (4.71%) Test Analyst
11 23 (4.51%) C# .NET Developer
12 22 (4.31%) Software Engineer
13 21 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
13 21 (4.12%) SQL Developer
14 18 (3.53%) .NET Software Developer
14 18 (3.53%) Graduate
14 18 (3.53%) Junior
15 17 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
15 17 (3.33%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (34.51%) HTML
2 131 (25.69%) .NET
3 121 (23.73%) CSS
4 91 (17.84%) AngularJS
5 64 (12.55%) ASP.NET
6 47 (9.22%) Hibernate
6 47 (9.22%) Spring
7 41 (8.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 38 (7.45%) jQuery
9 37 (7.25%) HTML5
10 34 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (5.88%) .NET Framework
12 26 (5.10%) Node.js
13 25 (4.90%) Entity Framework
13 25 (4.90%) Web Services
14 24 (4.71%) Laravel
15 22 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (3.73%) REST
16 19 (3.73%) SOAP
16 19 (3.73%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
3 33 (6.47%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.35%) Robotics
5 11 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.57%) Mobile Computing
7 7 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.18%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.18%) SCADA
8 6 (1.18%) User Experience
8 6 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.78%) Infotainment
11 3 (0.59%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.59%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.59%) NHS
12 2 (0.39%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.39%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.41%) Windows
2 37 (7.25%) Linux
3 27 (5.29%) Unix
4 21 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.73%) Android
5 19 (3.73%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.57%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.39%) CentOS
8 2 (0.39%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.20%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (16.47%) Test Automation
3 76 (14.90%) MVC
4 58 (11.37%) Scrum
5 52 (10.20%) Project Management
6 46 (9.02%) Software Engineering
7 45 (8.82%) Collaborative Working
8 41 (8.04%) Business Analysis
8 41 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 37 (7.25%) ITIL
10 36 (7.06%) Waterfall
11 35 (6.86%) Software Testing
11 35 (6.86%) Web Development
12 34 (6.67%) TDD
13 32 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
15 29 (5.69%) OO
16 27 (5.29%) DevOps
17 26 (5.10%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 163 (31.96%) JavaScript
2 126 (24.71%) C#
3 125 (24.51%) SQL
4 122 (23.92%) Java
5 95 (18.63%) PHP
6 28 (5.49%) C++
7 27 (5.29%) Python
8 17 (3.33%) C
9 16 (3.14%) PowerShell
9 16 (3.14%) TypeScript
10 10 (1.96%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.57%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.37%) Perl
12 7 (1.37%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.37%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.18%) VB
14 5 (0.98%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.98%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.78%) XPath
16 3 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 70 (13.73%) Degree
2 50 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (4.90%) ISEB
5 14 (2.75%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.18%) CISM
7 6 (1.18%) CISSP
8 5 (0.98%) PMP
8 5 (0.98%) SSCP
9 3 (0.59%) GNVQ
9 3 (0.59%) HND
9 3 (0.59%) PhD
10 2 (0.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.39%) CCSP
10 2 (0.39%) CISA
10 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.20%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (13.92%) QA
2 9 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.57%) COBIT
4 7 (1.37%) PMO
5 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.59%) IEC 62304
5 3 (0.59%) ISO 13485
5 3 (0.59%) MISRA
6 2 (0.39%) GDPR
6 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.20%) GPG13
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.20%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.20%) NIST 800
System Software
1 43 (8.43%) Docker
2 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) Firmware
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 52 (10.20%) Ansible
1 52 (10.20%) Puppet
2 5 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.59%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.39%) Packer
4 2 (0.39%) Terraform
5 1 (0.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.20%) Nmap
Vendors
1 77 (15.10%) Microsoft
2 70 (13.73%) Oracle
3 16 (3.14%) Google
4 14 (2.75%) SAP
5 13 (2.55%) Zend
6 11 (2.16%) ServiceNow
7 8 (1.57%) Apple
7 8 (1.57%) Progress
8 7 (1.37%) Xamarin
9 5 (0.98%) Casewise
10 4 (0.78%) Adobe
10 4 (0.78%) Informatica
10 4 (0.78%) MKS
11 3 (0.59%) Cognos
11 3 (0.59%) IBM
11 3 (0.59%) Netezza
11 3 (0.59%) QNX
11 3 (0.59%) Sage
11 3 (0.59%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.59%) VMware