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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems or Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 56 74 72
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2 -14
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 3,990 1,307 404
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 5.60% 4.21% 4.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.81% 4.47% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,227 1,069 357
10th Percentile £38,258 £35,000 £36,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,750 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +9.52% -8.70%
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £97,374 £86,250 £93,750
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +1.57%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 68,659 29,265 8,673
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 96.35% 94.24% 92.93%
Number of salaries quoted 41,277 24,111 7,388
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

SDLC
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing SDLC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

SDLC trend for jobs with a WFH option

SDLC
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing SDLC.

SDLC salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

SDLC
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing SDLC over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

SDLC salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, SDLC job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for SDLC.

1 2,562 (64.21%) Agile
2 1,174 (29.42%) JavaScript
3 1,100 (27.57%) DevOps
4 1,085 (27.19%) Social Skills
5 1,074 (26.92%) Java
6 1,061 (26.59%) Finance
7 1,024 (25.66%) Azure
8 994 (24.91%) Scrum
9 965 (24.19%) CI/CD
10 962 (24.11%) Software Engineering
11 928 (23.26%) AWS
12 926 (23.21%) SQL
13 841 (21.08%) C#
13 841 (21.08%) Python
14 821 (20.58%) Problem-Solving
15 776 (19.45%) Test Automation
16 718 (17.99%) .NET
17 714 (17.89%) Kubernetes
18 710 (17.79%) React
19 671 (16.82%) Docker
20 627 (15.71%) Git (software)
21 614 (15.39%) QA
22 593 (14.86%) Mentoring
23 564 (14.14%) HTML
24 545 (13.66%) Microsoft
25 536 (13.43%) CSS
26 525 (13.16%) TDD
27 520 (13.03%) Microservices
28 506 (12.68%) Full Stack Development
29 460 (11.53%) Project Management

SDLC
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 148 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
2 129 (3.23%) Confluence
3 123 (3.08%) Apache Spark
4 70 (1.75%) Apache Airflow
5 63 (1.58%) CMS
6 61 (1.53%) Apache
7 58 (1.45%) SharePoint
8 19 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 19 (0.48%) Headless CMS
9 18 (0.45%) Ethereum
10 17 (0.43%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.38%) Umbraco
12 14 (0.35%) WordPress
13 12 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (0.28%) IIS
14 11 (0.28%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.25%) Hyperledger
15 10 (0.25%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.23%) Drupal
17 8 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 32 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.28%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.10%) Simulink
6 3 (0.075%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.075%) FrameMaker
6 3 (0.075%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.075%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.050%) Windchill
8 1 (0.025%) InVision
8 1 (0.025%) Sketch
8 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 55 (1.38%) NetSuite
2 37 (0.93%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 32 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 26 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
5 19 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
6 18 (0.45%) R3 Corda
7 9 (0.23%) SAP CO
7 9 (0.23%) SAP FI
7 9 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (0.20%) Avolution ABACUS
9 7 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.18%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.13%) Magento
10 5 (0.13%) MetaTrader
11 4 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.10%) SAP MDM
12 3 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
12 3 (0.075%) Oracle Financials
12 3 (0.075%) SAP Business One
13 2 (0.050%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,024 (25.66%) Azure
2 928 (23.26%) AWS
3 346 (8.67%) SaaS
4 292 (7.32%) GCP
5 286 (7.17%) GitHub
6 203 (5.09%) Serverless
7 122 (3.06%) Amazon S3
8 119 (2.98%) PaaS
9 113 (2.83%) Power Platform
10 96 (2.41%) npm
11 77 (1.93%) BrowserStack
12 75 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
13 69 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
14 68 (1.70%) Amazon Kinesis
15 66 (1.65%) Snowflake
16 59 (1.48%) Sauce Labs
17 56 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
18 53 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
18 53 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
19 52 (1.30%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 140 (3.51%) Internet
2 93 (2.33%) HTTP
3 35 (0.88%) Network Security
4 34 (0.85%) DNS
5 28 (0.70%) Firewall
6 20 (0.50%) DSL
7 16 (0.40%) HTTPS
8 15 (0.38%) Broadband
8 15 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 15 (0.38%) VoIP
9 13 (0.33%) WAN
10 9 (0.23%) Intranet
10 9 (0.23%) Skype
11 8 (0.20%) SAN
12 7 (0.18%) 5G
12 7 (0.18%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
12 7 (0.18%) SD-WAN
12 7 (0.18%) SSL
13 6 (0.15%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (0.15%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 440 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 277 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 273 (6.84%) NoSQL
4 217 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
5 174 (4.36%) Big Data
6 123 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
7 112 (2.81%) MySQL
8 94 (2.36%) Metadata
9 88 (2.21%) Power BI
10 72 (1.80%) Data Lake
11 71 (1.78%) MongoDB
12 65 (1.63%) RDBMS
12 65 (1.63%) Redis
13 60 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
14 56 (1.40%) Pentaho
15 52 (1.30%) BigQuery
16 51 (1.28%) Amazon Athena
16 51 (1.28%) Hadoop
17 49 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 47 (1.18%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 627 (15.71%) Git (software)
2 397 (9.95%) JIRA
3 387 (9.70%) Jenkins
4 302 (7.57%) Selenium
5 151 (3.78%) Cypress.io
6 149 (3.73%) Postman
7 128 (3.21%) GitLab
8 125 (3.13%) Cucumber
9 114 (2.86%) webpack
10 106 (2.66%) CircleCI
11 93 (2.33%) Appium
12 89 (2.23%) SpecFlow
13 85 (2.13%) Maven
14 82 (2.06%) Visual Studio
15 65 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
16 62 (1.55%) TeamCity
17 58 (1.45%) REST Assured
18 55 (1.38%) Babel
19 53 (1.33%) JUnit
20 50 (1.25%) Gradle
General
1 1,085 (27.19%) Social Skills
2 1,061 (26.59%) Finance
3 413 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
4 293 (7.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 292 (7.32%) Banking
6 284 (7.12%) Public Sector
7 272 (6.82%) Retail
8 201 (5.04%) Games
9 177 (4.44%) Marketing
10 146 (3.66%) Influencing Skills
11 84 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
12 83 (2.08%) Publishing
13 81 (2.03%) Advertising
14 75 (1.88%) Manufacturing
15 70 (1.75%) Law
16 68 (1.70%) Telecoms
17 66 (1.65%) Legal
18 54 (1.35%) Presentation Skills
19 52 (1.30%) Financial Institution
19 52 (1.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,142 (28.62%) Developer
2 401 (10.05%) Software Engineer
3 400 (10.03%) Analyst
4 363 (9.10%) Senior Developer
5 296 (7.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 271 (6.79%) Business Analyst
7 265 (6.64%) Software Developer
8 239 (5.99%) .NET Developer
9 192 (4.81%) Data Engineer
10 187 (4.69%) Project Manager
11 163 (4.09%) QA Engineer
12 144 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
13 143 (3.58%) Senior Software Engineer
14 142 (3.56%) Java Developer
15 136 (3.41%) C# Developer
16 134 (3.36%) Lead Developer
17 117 (2.93%) Senior Software Developer
18 114 (2.86%) Architect
19 110 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
20 104 (2.61%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 718 (17.99%) .NET
2 710 (17.79%) React
3 564 (14.14%) HTML
4 536 (13.43%) CSS
5 455 (11.40%) Node.js
6 437 (10.95%) AngularJS
7 289 (7.24%) REST
8 258 (6.47%) RESTful
8 258 (6.47%) Web Services
9 249 (6.24%) .NET Core
10 237 (5.94%) Vue.js
11 211 (5.29%) ASP.NET
11 211 (5.29%) Spring
12 209 (5.24%) XML
13 204 (5.11%) .NET Framework
14 199 (4.99%) Kafka
15 183 (4.59%) jQuery
16 151 (3.78%) HTML5
17 130 (3.26%) JSON
18 128 (3.21%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 299 (7.49%) User Experience
2 233 (5.84%) Algorithms
3 212 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
4 204 (5.11%) Cloud Native
5 165 (4.14%) Virtual Team
6 162 (4.06%) Data Structures
7 140 (3.51%) Mobile App
8 135 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
9 128 (3.21%) Management Information System
10 117 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
11 67 (1.68%) Public Cloud
12 51 (1.28%) Blockchain
13 49 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 45 (1.13%) Credit Risk
15 43 (1.08%) Mainframe
16 39 (0.98%) Hedge funds
17 36 (0.90%) Cyberattack
18 31 (0.78%) NHS
19 30 (0.75%) Derivative
19 30 (0.75%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 320 (8.02%) Windows
2 316 (7.92%) Linux
3 142 (3.56%) Unix
4 67 (1.68%) Android
5 64 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.05%) zOS
7 37 (0.93%) Windows Server
8 33 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (0.58%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.13%) MVS
10 5 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.050%) AIX
12 2 (0.050%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.050%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.025%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.025%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.025%) VMS
13 1 (0.025%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,562 (64.21%) Agile
2 1,100 (27.57%) DevOps
3 994 (24.91%) Scrum
4 965 (24.19%) CI/CD
5 962 (24.11%) Software Engineering
6 821 (20.58%) Problem-Solving
7 776 (19.45%) Test Automation
8 593 (14.86%) Mentoring
9 525 (13.16%) TDD
10 520 (13.03%) Microservices
11 506 (12.68%) Full Stack Development
12 460 (11.53%) Project Management
13 410 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
14 371 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 366 (9.17%) Computer Science
16 348 (8.72%) Software Testing
17 345 (8.65%) Coaching
18 297 (7.44%) BDD
19 294 (7.37%) MVC
20 288 (7.22%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,174 (29.42%) JavaScript
2 1,074 (26.92%) Java
3 926 (23.21%) SQL
4 841 (21.08%) C#
4 841 (21.08%) Python
5 421 (10.55%) TypeScript
6 218 (5.46%) C++
7 194 (4.86%) Go
8 151 (3.78%) PHP
9 136 (3.41%) Kotlin
10 127 (3.18%) Scala
11 117 (2.93%) T-SQL
12 108 (2.71%) Bash
13 102 (2.56%) Groovy
14 101 (2.53%) Ruby
15 77 (1.93%) PowerShell
16 60 (1.50%) ES6
17 57 (1.43%) C
18 54 (1.35%) Shell Script
19 53 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 396 (9.92%) Degree
2 302 (7.57%) Security Cleared
3 263 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 176 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 87 (2.18%) ISTQB
6 73 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 66 (1.65%) ISEB
8 51 (1.28%) PMI Certification
9 50 (1.25%) AWS Certification
10 36 (0.90%) Master's Degree
10 36 (0.90%) PhD
11 33 (0.83%) DBS Check
12 28 (0.70%) PMP
13 27 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 25 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
16 19 (0.48%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 18 (0.45%) DV Cleared
17 18 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
18 12 (0.30%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 614 (15.39%) QA
2 53 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 51 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (1.05%) Accessibility
4 42 (1.05%) GDPR
5 35 (0.88%) PMO
6 29 (0.73%) NIST
7 25 (0.63%) GRC
8 14 (0.35%) HL7
9 9 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 9 (0.23%) SOC 2
10 8 (0.20%) HIPAA
10 8 (0.20%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.15%) EMIR
12 6 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.15%) MiFID
12 6 (0.15%) NCSC
13 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 671 (16.82%) Docker
2 45 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
3 39 (0.98%) Apache Flume
4 23 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.50%) Active Directory
6 19 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.075%) LXC
8 3 (0.075%) OpenSSH
9 2 (0.050%) Firmware
10 1 (0.025%) NFS
10 1 (0.025%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 714 (17.89%) Kubernetes
2 314 (7.87%) Terraform
3 276 (6.92%) Ansible
4 101 (2.53%) Prometheus
5 66 (1.65%) Puppet
6 47 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (1.03%) Grafana
8 36 (0.90%) Oozie
9 35 (0.88%) Graphite
10 34 (0.85%) Packer
11 32 (0.80%) Istio
12 25 (0.63%) Fortio
12 25 (0.63%) Kiali
13 20 (0.50%) StatsD
14 17 (0.43%) Kibana
15 16 (0.40%) HAProxy
15 16 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
16 15 (0.38%) Graylog
16 15 (0.38%) Mesos
17 14 (0.35%) Rancher
Vendors
1 545 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 137 (3.43%) Google
3 118 (2.96%) Oracle
4 112 (2.81%) SAP
5 98 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
6 83 (2.08%) IBM
7 62 (1.55%) Informatica
8 61 (1.53%) Databricks
8 61 (1.53%) Talend
9 50 (1.25%) Atlassian
10 44 (1.10%) Adobe
11 43 (1.08%) NEC
11 43 (1.08%) Northgate
12 42 (1.05%) Apple
13 39 (0.98%) VMware
14 36 (0.90%) Cloudera
15 30 (0.75%) ServiceNow
16 29 (0.73%) Splunk
17 27 (0.68%) PagerDuty
18 25 (0.63%) Alibaba