Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 44 46
Rank change year-on-year -15 +2 +19
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 355 533 583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.31% 5.34% 5.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.73% 5.85% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 285 432 455
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,800 £25,125 £29,250
90th Percentile £78,250 £62,500 £62,500
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 7,498 9,118 10,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.97% 91.29% 91.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,678 7,361 7,954
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,333
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -17 128 £47,750 -4.50% 21
Warwickshire +34 57 £47,500 +21.79% 11
Staffordshire -9 51 £40,000 +6.67% 18
Coventry -12 44 £55,000 +41.03% 7
Worcestershire +3 32 £33,750 -20.59% 5
Herefordshire -13 11 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Shropshire -4 9 £55,000 +50.68% 5
Solihull -4 9 £63,250 +68.67% 8
Sutton Coldfield - 7 £43,750 - 1
Wolverhampton +9 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Stourbridge - 1 £32,500 -
SDLC
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 195 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (27.04%) Scrum
3 95 (26.76%) SQL
4 94 (26.48%) JavaScript
5 88 (24.79%) .NET
6 84 (23.66%) C#
7 72 (20.28%) SQL Server
8 71 (20.00%) HTML
9 68 (19.15%) Java
10 61 (17.18%) Software Engineering
11 60 (16.90%) CSS
12 59 (16.62%) Microsoft
13 54 (15.21%) Analytical Skills
13 54 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
14 51 (14.37%) Finance
15 42 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
16 41 (11.55%) TDD
17 39 (10.99%) Degree
18 36 (10.14%) MVC
18 36 (10.14%) ASP.NET
18 36 (10.14%) Windows
18 36 (10.14%) Mentoring
19 35 (9.86%) QA
19 35 (9.86%) Test Automation
19 35 (9.86%) AngularJS
20 34 (9.58%) Customer Requirements
21 33 (9.30%) Git (software)
21 33 (9.30%) Selenium
21 33 (9.30%) XML
21 33 (9.30%) Project Management

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 13 (3.66%) Apache
1 13 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.38%) Confluence
3 10 (2.82%) IIS
3 10 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.69%) CMS
5 3 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.56%) JBoss
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.28%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 10 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.28%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.28%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 42 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.38%) SaaS
4 11 (3.10%) GitHub
4 11 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (2.82%) Office 365
6 8 (2.25%) Google Play
7 7 (1.97%) PaaS
8 3 (0.85%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.28%) Datadog
10 1 (0.28%) Serverless
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.97%) Internet
2 6 (1.69%) Extranet
3 5 (1.41%) RTP
4 4 (1.13%) VPN
5 3 (0.85%) Firewall
5 3 (0.85%) Wireless
6 2 (0.56%) FTP
6 2 (0.56%) HTTP
6 2 (0.56%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.56%) SSH
7 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (20.28%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.07%) MySQL
2 18 (5.07%) Relational Database
3 16 (4.51%) Big Data
4 15 (4.23%) Hadoop
4 15 (4.23%) NoSQL
4 15 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.10%) Power BI
5 11 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.54%) QlikView
7 8 (2.25%) DB2
8 7 (1.97%) Blockchain
8 7 (1.97%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.97%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.97%) Qlik Sense
8 7 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (9.30%) Git (software)
1 33 (9.30%) Selenium
2 32 (9.01%) JIRA
3 27 (7.61%) Visual Studio
4 19 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (3.94%) Maven
5 14 (3.94%) Subversion
6 11 (3.10%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.82%) SoapUI
8 8 (2.25%) NUnit
8 8 (2.25%) Protractor
9 6 (1.69%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.69%) JMeter
10 5 (1.41%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.41%) Mocha
11 4 (1.13%) Concordion
11 4 (1.13%) FitNesse
12 3 (0.85%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.56%) AccuRev
13 2 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 51 (14.37%) Finance
2 17 (4.79%) Retail
3 16 (4.51%) Marketing
4 8 (2.25%) Automotive
5 7 (1.97%) Banking
5 7 (1.97%) Law
5 7 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.41%) Legal
6 5 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.13%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.56%) Billing
8 2 (0.56%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.56%) Games
8 2 (0.56%) Military
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (34.37%) Developer
2 46 (12.96%) Analyst
3 36 (10.14%) Architect
4 32 (9.01%) Business Analyst
5 26 (7.32%) .NET Developer
5 26 (7.32%) Software Engineer
6 23 (6.48%) Software Developer
7 22 (6.20%) Junior
8 21 (5.92%) SQL Developer
9 20 (5.63%) C# Developer
9 20 (5.63%) Project Manager
10 18 (5.07%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 18 (5.07%) Delivery Manager
11 16 (4.51%) Senior Developer
12 14 (3.94%) Team Leader
13 12 (3.38%) Consultant
13 12 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.38%) Integration Developer
14 11 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (2.82%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (24.79%) .NET
2 71 (20.00%) HTML
3 60 (16.90%) CSS
4 36 (10.14%) ASP.NET
5 35 (9.86%) AngularJS
6 33 (9.30%) XML
7 32 (9.01%) jQuery
8 23 (6.48%) Spring
9 21 (5.92%) SOAP
10 20 (5.63%) HTML5
11 17 (4.79%) Web Services
12 16 (4.51%) JSON
13 15 (4.23%) Node.js
14 14 (3.94%) .NET Framework
14 14 (3.94%) Spring MVC
15 13 (3.66%) Middleware
16 12 (3.38%) Kafka
17 11 (3.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 10 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
18 10 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.21%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.48%) Mobile App
3 19 (5.35%) Driving Licence
4 18 (5.07%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.94%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.82%) NHS
7 9 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.54%) iSeries
8 8 (2.25%) Fintech
9 7 (1.97%) AS400
9 7 (1.97%) User Experience
9 7 (1.97%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.41%) EPoS
10 5 (1.41%) SCADA
11 4 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.13%) PKI
12 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.56%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.56%) Taxonomies
14 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.14%) Windows
2 23 (6.48%) Linux
3 12 (3.38%) Android
4 11 (3.10%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.54%) Unix
6 7 (1.97%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.69%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.69%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.69%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.41%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.13%) CentOS
9 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.85%) HPUX
11 2 (0.56%) Solaris
12 1 (0.28%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (27.04%) Scrum
3 61 (17.18%) Software Engineering
4 54 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (11.55%) TDD
6 36 (10.14%) Mentoring
6 36 (10.14%) MVC
7 35 (9.86%) Test Automation
8 34 (9.58%) Customer Requirements
9 33 (9.30%) Project Management
10 28 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 28 (7.89%) DevOps
10 28 (7.89%) ITIL
11 24 (6.76%) Software Delivery
11 24 (6.76%) Waterfall
12 23 (6.48%) UML
13 22 (6.20%) CRM
13 22 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (5.92%) Business Analysis
14 21 (5.92%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 95 (26.76%) SQL
2 94 (26.48%) JavaScript
3 84 (23.66%) C#
4 68 (19.15%) Java
5 27 (7.61%) VB.NET
6 22 (6.20%) Python
6 22 (6.20%) VB
7 16 (4.51%) PHP
8 14 (3.94%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.38%) VB6
10 11 (3.10%) C++
10 11 (3.10%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.54%) RPG
11 9 (2.54%) RPG IV
12 5 (1.41%) VBScript
13 4 (1.13%) ES6
14 3 (0.85%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.56%) C
15 2 (0.56%) Perl
15 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (10.99%) Degree
2 16 (4.51%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.54%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.25%) HND
7 7 (1.97%) ISEB
8 6 (1.69%) CEH
8 6 (1.69%) CISSP
8 6 (1.69%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.69%) OSCP
9 4 (1.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (1.13%) CEPT
9 4 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.13%) GPEN
9 4 (1.13%) PMP
10 3 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.86%) QA
2 10 (2.82%) GDPR
3 5 (1.41%) PMO
4 4 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.56%) SLA
5 2 (0.56%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (5.35%) Docker
2 15 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.97%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (0.85%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.56%) Ansible
3 2 (0.56%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.56%) Puppet
3 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.28%) Packer
4 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 59 (16.62%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.76%) Oracle
3 21 (5.92%) Google
4 18 (5.07%) VMware
5 14 (3.94%) Xamarin
6 9 (2.54%) Informatica
6 9 (2.54%) JD Edwards
6 9 (2.54%) Tableau
7 8 (2.25%) MobileIron
7 8 (2.25%) SAP
8 5 (1.41%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.41%) Remedy
9 4 (1.13%) Fujitsu
9 4 (1.13%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.85%) Splunk
10 3 (0.85%) Sybase
11 2 (0.56%) Casewise
11 2 (0.56%) IBM
11 2 (0.56%) Sage
11 2 (0.56%) Talend