The table below looks at the statistics for the Performance Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Performance Engineer
Rank 874 921 852
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 26 23 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.019% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.020% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 20 11 27
Average salary £45,000 £67,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,850 £45,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £85,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £49,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-18.78% +49.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
105334 114534 105198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 86166 92849 87525
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Performance Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Performance Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Performance Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Performance Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Engineer within the UK.

Performance Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Performance Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Performance Engineer over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 within the UK.

Performance Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Engineer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +59 26 £45,000 -33.33% 5
South East +6 12 £40,000 - 1
London +42 9 £100,000 +48.14% 2
City of London +27 4 £50,000 -25.92% 1
Surrey - 4 £45,000 -
Berkshire -3 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £38,500 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £38,500 -
Reading -17 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 -

Performance Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Performance Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Performance Engineer in their job title.

1 20 (42.55%) Performance Testing
2 18 (38.30%) Linux
3 16 (34.04%) Performance Engineering
4 15 (31.91%) JMeter
5 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (29.79%) Windows
5 14 (29.79%) HTML
5 14 (29.79%) Oracle
6 13 (27.66%) PHP
7 12 (25.53%) SQL
7 12 (25.53%) Java
7 12 (25.53%) UNIX
7 12 (25.53%) JIRA
8 11 (23.40%) LoadRunner
9 10 (21.28%) Apache
9 10 (21.28%) Finance
9 10 (21.28%) Games
9 10 (21.28%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (19.15%) Ruby
10 9 (19.15%) .NET
10 9 (19.15%) C++
10 9 (19.15%) MySQL
11 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
11 8 (17.02%) C#
11 8 (17.02%) Load Testing
11 8 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (17.02%) Scrum
11 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
11 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
12 7 (14.89%) SaaS

Performance Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Performance Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Performance Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (21.28%) Apache
2 6 (12.77%) Apache ServiceMix
3 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.38%) IIS
5 2 (4.26%) JBoss
6 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.13%) Drupal
6 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) PaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) 2G
1 5 (10.64%) LTE
1 5 (10.64%) 4G
1 5 (10.64%) Radio Access Network
1 5 (10.64%) 3G
2 4 (8.51%) HTTP
3 3 (6.38%) HTTPS
3 3 (6.38%) Internet
4 2 (4.26%) IPsec
4 2 (4.26%) SAN
4 2 (4.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) MySQL
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.26%) IDOL
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.13%) DB2
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) JMeter
2 12 (25.53%) JIRA
3 11 (23.40%) LoadRunner
4 7 (14.89%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (12.77%) Subversion
5 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
5 6 (12.77%) Trac
6 4 (8.51%) Introscope
7 3 (6.38%) WinRunner
7 3 (6.38%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (6.38%) eggPlant
7 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.38%) Selenium
8 1 (2.13%) Firebug
8 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
1 10 (21.28%) Games
2 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) HTML
2 9 (19.15%) .NET
3 7 (14.89%) Web Services
3 7 (14.89%) LAMP
4 6 (12.77%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
4 6 (12.77%) CSS
5 5 (10.64%) Ajax
5 5 (10.64%) Classic ASP
5 5 (10.64%) jQuery
6 1 (2.13%) Velocity
6 1 (2.13%) WCF
6 1 (2.13%) SOAP
6 1 (2.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Hedge funds
2 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.51%) PKI
3 3 (6.38%) Replication
3 3 (6.38%) Open Source
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Video on Demand
4 2 (4.26%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) IPTV
5 1 (2.13%) Statistics
5 1 (2.13%) Ontologies
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Linux
2 14 (29.79%) Windows
3 12 (25.53%) UNIX
4 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) CentOS
5 1 (2.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Performance Testing
2 16 (34.04%) Performance Engineering
3 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (21.28%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (17.02%) Load Testing
5 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
5 8 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (17.02%) Scrum
6 7 (14.89%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
7 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (10.64%) Validation
7 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
7 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
7 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (10.64%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) PHP
2 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 12 (25.53%) Java
3 9 (19.15%) C++
3 9 (19.15%) Ruby
4 8 (17.02%) C#
5 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.64%) VB
6 5 (10.64%) VB6
7 4 (8.51%) Python
7 4 (8.51%) C
8 2 (4.26%) Perl
9 1 (2.13%) AWK
9 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
1 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) CA Wily
2 2 (4.26%) Netcool
2 2 (4.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (4.26%) Nagios
2 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Pingdom
3 1 (2.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) Compuware
2 4 (8.51%) HP
2 4 (8.51%) EMC
2 4 (8.51%) CA
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) Perforce
4 2 (4.26%) Meridio
4 2 (4.26%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (2.13%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.13%) Splunk
5 1 (2.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Sun
5 1 (2.13%) IBM
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix
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