Period
to 8 December 2021

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 8 December 2021 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
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 69 75 85
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 -10
Permanent jobs citing SDLC 1,239 345 290
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 4.25% 3.94% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 4.20% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,002 307 236
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% -7.08%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,000 £67,581
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,945
% change year-on-year +4.35% +8.60% +0.85%

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 27,661 8,219 7,140
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 94.82% 93.76% 93.66%
Number of salaries quoted 21,819 7,353 6,255
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.51% +3.64%
75th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 8 December 2021.

SDLC salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, SDLC job roles required the following IT 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.

1 767 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (27.60%) Social Skills
3 326 (26.31%) Finance
4 319 (25.75%) JavaScript
5 313 (25.26%) C#
6 295 (23.81%) SQL
7 281 (22.68%) Azure
8 264 (21.31%) DevOps
9 256 (20.66%) .NET
9 256 (20.66%) Scrum
10 241 (19.45%) Test Automation
11 229 (18.48%) Software Engineering
12 218 (17.59%) Java
12 218 (17.59%) Microsoft
13 201 (16.22%) Project Management
14 181 (14.61%) AWS
15 175 (14.12%) Degree
16 160 (12.91%) Waterfall
17 156 (12.59%) React
18 154 (12.43%) Computer Science
18 154 (12.43%) QA
19 153 (12.35%) Mentoring
20 147 (11.86%) HTML
21 144 (11.62%) CSS
21 144 (11.62%) Web Services
21 144 (11.62%) Full Stack Development
22 133 (10.73%) Project Delivery
23 132 (10.65%) TDD
24 131 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
25 128 (10.33%) Windows

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 32 (2.58%) CMS
2 30 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 27 (2.18%) Confluence
4 11 (0.89%) Kentico
5 10 (0.81%) IIS
6 8 (0.65%) Umbraco
7 5 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.40%) SAS
7 5 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.32%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.24%) Apache
9 3 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.24%) Mendix
10 2 (0.16%) Headless CMS
10 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.081%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.081%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.081%) nginx
11 1 (0.081%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 20 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.24%) EngageOne
5 3 (0.24%) InVision
5 3 (0.24%) Sketch
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.081%) Figma
7 1 (0.081%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 46 (3.71%) NetSuite
2 40 (3.23%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 10 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.40%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.32%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.16%) Shopify
7 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.081%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.081%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 281 (22.68%) Azure
2 181 (14.61%) AWS
3 95 (7.67%) SaaS
4 66 (5.33%) GitHub
5 43 (3.47%) GCP
6 40 (3.23%) Linode
7 34 (2.74%) Power Platform
8 32 (2.58%) Serverless
9 21 (1.69%) PowerApps
10 18 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
10 18 (1.45%) Microsoft 365
10 18 (1.45%) PaaS
11 17 (1.37%) Azure Logic Apps
11 17 (1.37%) Power Automate
12 15 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (1.05%) Slack
14 11 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
14 11 (0.89%) Azure Service Bus
15 8 (0.65%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.45%) Firewall
2 14 (1.13%) HTTP
3 9 (0.73%) Internet
4 4 (0.32%) Broadband
4 4 (0.32%) FTP
4 4 (0.32%) PBX
4 4 (0.32%) PSTN
4 4 (0.32%) TETRA
5 3 (0.24%) SSL
5 3 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.16%) DNS
6 2 (0.16%) Intranet
6 2 (0.16%) SMTP
6 2 (0.16%) Wireless
7 1 (0.081%) DHCP
7 1 (0.081%) IPsec
7 1 (0.081%) Network Security
7 1 (0.081%) OSPF
7 1 (0.081%) SSH
7 1 (0.081%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 52 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (2.66%) NoSQL
4 33 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (2.34%) MySQL
6 21 (1.69%) Data Lake
6 21 (1.69%) Power BI
7 15 (1.21%) MongoDB
8 14 (1.13%) RDBMS
8 14 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (0.81%) SQL Server 2017
10 10 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (0.65%) Big Data
12 8 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.48%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 112 (9.04%) JIRA
2 111 (8.96%) Git (software)
3 63 (5.08%) Selenium
4 43 (3.47%) Visual Studio
5 40 (3.23%) WebStorm
6 31 (2.50%) Cypress.io
7 26 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (1.61%) TeamCity
9 19 (1.53%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.53%) Jenkins
10 18 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 16 (1.29%) Postman
12 14 (1.13%) Gradle
13 13 (1.05%) Burp Suite
14 12 (0.97%) GitLab
14 12 (0.97%) SonarQube
15 10 (0.81%) Karma Test Runner
16 9 (0.73%) Bitbucket
16 9 (0.73%) Jasmine
16 9 (0.73%) SoapUI
General
1 342 (27.60%) Social Skills
2 326 (26.31%) Finance
3 131 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (5.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 60 (4.84%) Banking
5 60 (4.84%) Retail
6 49 (3.95%) Organisational Skills
7 43 (3.47%) Public Sector
8 34 (2.74%) Games
8 34 (2.74%) Legal
9 30 (2.42%) Influencing Skills
10 25 (2.02%) Presentation Skills
11 21 (1.69%) Publishing
12 20 (1.61%) Investment Banking
13 19 (1.53%) Manufacturing
13 19 (1.53%) Marketing
14 16 (1.29%) Law
15 14 (1.13%) Telecoms
15 14 (1.13%) Wearables
16 13 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 391 (31.56%) Developer
2 142 (11.46%) Analyst
3 139 (11.22%) Project Manager
4 109 (8.80%) Business Analyst
5 107 (8.64%) Software Developer
6 92 (7.43%) Senior Developer
7 89 (7.18%) C# Developer
8 79 (6.38%) .NET Developer
9 66 (5.33%) Architect
10 56 (4.52%) IT Manager
11 46 (3.71%) IT Project Manager
11 46 (3.71%) Software Engineer
12 44 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
13 39 (3.15%) Java Developer
14 37 (2.99%) Senior C# Developer
15 36 (2.91%) Tester
16 31 (2.50%) .NET Software Developer
16 31 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
17 29 (2.34%) Junior
18 27 (2.18%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (20.66%) .NET
2 156 (12.59%) React
3 147 (11.86%) HTML
4 144 (11.62%) CSS
4 144 (11.62%) Web Services
5 120 (9.69%) XML
6 108 (8.72%) REST
7 100 (8.07%) AngularJS
8 94 (7.59%) .NET Core
8 94 (7.59%) jQuery
9 85 (6.86%) Node.js
10 70 (5.65%) Vue.js
11 66 (5.33%) RESTful
12 63 (5.08%) ASP.NET
13 59 (4.76%) JSON
14 55 (4.44%) .NET Framework
15 46 (3.71%) Spring
16 44 (3.55%) Ajax
17 42 (3.39%) SOAP
18 40 (3.23%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 108 (8.72%) Self-Motivation
2 86 (6.94%) User Experience
3 65 (5.25%) Mobile App
4 38 (3.07%) Mainframe
4 38 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 35 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (2.18%) Data Structures
7 25 (2.02%) Cloud Native
8 23 (1.86%) Virtual Team
9 19 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (1.45%) iPad
11 17 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.37%) e-Health
12 16 (1.29%) Derivative
12 16 (1.29%) FMCG
13 14 (1.13%) Hedge funds
13 14 (1.13%) Life Science
14 13 (1.05%) Public Cloud
15 12 (0.97%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 128 (10.33%) Windows
2 54 (4.36%) Linux
3 39 (3.15%) zOS
4 32 (2.58%) Android
4 32 (2.58%) Apple iOS
5 10 (0.81%) Solaris
6 8 (0.65%) Unix
6 8 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.081%) CentOS
9 1 (0.081%) Debian
9 1 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.081%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.081%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 767 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (21.31%) DevOps
3 256 (20.66%) Scrum
4 241 (19.45%) Test Automation
5 229 (18.48%) Software Engineering
6 201 (16.22%) Project Management
7 160 (12.91%) Waterfall
8 154 (12.43%) Computer Science
9 153 (12.35%) Mentoring
10 144 (11.62%) Full Stack Development
11 133 (10.73%) Project Delivery
12 132 (10.65%) TDD
13 127 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
14 110 (8.88%) Test Strategy
15 109 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
16 101 (8.15%) Continuous Improvement
17 100 (8.07%) Microservices
18 97 (7.83%) Software Testing
19 86 (6.94%) User Stories
20 81 (6.54%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 319 (25.75%) JavaScript
2 313 (25.26%) C#
3 295 (23.81%) SQL
4 218 (17.59%) Java
5 123 (9.93%) Python
6 93 (7.51%) TypeScript
7 58 (4.68%) PHP
8 51 (4.12%) C++
9 42 (3.39%) COBOL
10 38 (3.07%) Assembly Language
11 26 (2.10%) VB.NET
12 23 (1.86%) PowerShell
13 21 (1.69%) C
14 18 (1.45%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.45%) VB
15 17 (1.37%) XAML
16 16 (1.29%) Go
17 14 (1.13%) Kotlin
18 13 (1.05%) Ruby
18 13 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 175 (14.12%) Degree
2 68 (5.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 49 (3.95%) CISSP
5 45 (3.63%) SC Cleared
6 23 (1.86%) CISM
7 22 (1.78%) ISTQB
8 18 (1.45%) ISEB
9 15 (1.21%) CEH
9 15 (1.21%) DV Cleared
10 14 (1.13%) CESG Certified Professional
10 14 (1.13%) CRISC
10 14 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 12 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (0.81%) CISA
14 8 (0.65%) CCSP
14 8 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (12.43%) QA
2 29 (2.34%) PMO
3 28 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 16 (1.29%) NIST
6 15 (1.21%) Accessibility
6 15 (1.21%) NCSC
7 13 (1.05%) GDPR
7 13 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 12 (0.97%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.73%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.65%) GRC
10 8 (0.65%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.65%) ISO 31000
10 8 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.65%) SLA
11 6 (0.48%) CDISC
11 6 (0.48%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.40%) IEC 62304
12 5 (0.40%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 51 (4.12%) Docker
2 38 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.97%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.65%) ISA Server
5 7 (0.56%) Firmware
6 2 (0.16%) iptables
6 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.081%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.081%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.081%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 51 (4.12%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.69%) Nessus
3 16 (1.29%) Terraform
4 9 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.65%) Ansible
5 8 (0.65%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 3 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.24%) Puppet
7 2 (0.16%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.081%) BMC Marimba
8 1 (0.081%) Cacti
8 1 (0.081%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.081%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.081%) Kibana
8 1 (0.081%) logstash
8 1 (0.081%) Nagios
8 1 (0.081%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.081%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 218 (17.59%) Microsoft
2 64 (5.17%) SAP
3 48 (3.87%) Oracle
4 38 (3.07%) IBM
5 31 (2.50%) Apple
6 27 (2.18%) Adobe
7 23 (1.86%) Google
8 21 (1.69%) Xamarin
9 18 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.05%) ServiceNow
11 11 (0.89%) Splunk
12 10 (0.81%) Okta
13 8 (0.65%) Centrify
13 8 (0.65%) Cisco
13 8 (0.65%) CrowdStrike
13 8 (0.65%) F5
13 8 (0.65%) Imperva
13 8 (0.65%) OneTrust
13 8 (0.65%) Trend Micro
13 8 (0.65%) Tripwire