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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Performance Engineer
Rank 936 919 927
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 15 22 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.021% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.022% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 14 22 16
Average salary £60,000 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £33,000 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,250 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.79%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Performance Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Engineer
Top 7 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 5 February 2016. 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
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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 0 13 £60,000 +50.00% 6
London +4 6 £60,000 +20.00% 1
South East -13 1 £52,500 +40.00%
South West - 1 £40,000 - 1
Reading - 1 £52,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £52,500 -
Bristol - 1 £40,000 -

Performance Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 38 (61.29%) Performance Testing
2 35 (56.45%) LoadRunner
3 30 (48.39%) Java
4 26 (41.94%) Performance Engineering
5 23 (37.10%) SQL
5 23 (37.10%) JMeter
6 22 (35.48%) QA
7 19 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (25.81%) Degree
10 15 (24.19%) Computer Science
10 15 (24.19%) Dynatrace
11 14 (22.58%) Non-Functional Testing
11 14 (22.58%) Test Scripting
11 14 (22.58%) ISTQB
11 14 (22.58%) HP
12 13 (20.97%) Load Testing
13 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (19.35%) Test Automation
13 12 (19.35%) JIRA
13 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
13 12 (19.35%) Unix
14 11 (17.74%) Oracle
14 11 (17.74%) Web Services
14 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
14 11 (17.74%) Validation
14 11 (17.74%) Systems Analysis
14 11 (17.74%) Wireshark
15 10 (16.13%) Scrum
15 10 (16.13%) Finance

Performance Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.06%) IIS
3 3 (4.84%) Apache
3 3 (4.84%) Confluence
4 2 (3.23%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) HipChat
2 1 (1.61%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.84%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) Wireshark
2 9 (14.52%) HTTP
3 4 (6.45%) Internet
4 1 (1.61%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.84%) Big Data
4 2 (3.23%) MySQL
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.61%) MS Access
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (56.45%) LoadRunner
2 23 (37.10%) JMeter
3 12 (19.35%) JIRA
4 10 (16.13%) HP UFT
5 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
6 7 (11.29%) Selenium
7 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
7 5 (8.06%) Gatling
7 5 (8.06%) Hudson
7 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.06%) RSpec
7 5 (8.06%) WATIR
8 3 (4.84%) Introscope
8 3 (4.84%) Subversion
9 2 (3.23%) NeoLoad
9 2 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (3.23%) Trac
9 2 (3.23%) WebLOAD
10 1 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Banking
2 5 (8.06%) Games
3 4 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.84%) Advertising
5 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.61%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.61%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) Web Services
2 9 (14.52%) J2EE
3 8 (12.90%) .NET
4 6 (9.68%) Middleware
5 3 (4.84%) Apache Flex
6 2 (3.23%) HTML
6 2 (3.23%) LAMP
6 2 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.61%) Flash
7 1 (1.61%) JMS
7 1 (1.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (24.19%) Computer Science
3 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
4 6 (9.68%) Mainframe
5 5 (8.06%) Xbox
6 3 (4.84%) Semantic Web
7 2 (3.23%) Fintech
7 2 (3.23%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (3.23%) PlayStation
8 1 (1.61%) IPTV
8 1 (1.61%) Online Games
8 1 (1.61%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Unix
2 9 (14.52%) Windows
3 4 (6.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.61%) AIX
4 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (61.29%) Performance Testing
2 26 (41.94%) Performance Engineering
3 19 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.58%) Non-Functional Testing
4 14 (22.58%) Test Scripting
5 13 (20.97%) Load Testing
6 12 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
6 12 (19.35%) Test Automation
7 11 (17.74%) Systems Analysis
7 11 (17.74%) Validation
8 10 (16.13%) Scrum
9 9 (14.52%) Defect Management
9 9 (14.52%) Open Source
9 9 (14.52%) Test Management
10 8 (12.90%) Kanban
11 7 (11.29%) Change Management
12 6 (9.68%) Data Analysis
12 6 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (9.68%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) Java
2 23 (37.10%) SQL
3 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.29%) C#
4 7 (11.29%) Python
5 6 (9.68%) C
5 6 (9.68%) C++
6 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.84%) PHP
7 3 (4.84%) Ruby
8 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) Degree
2 14 (22.58%) ISTQB
3 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
4 7 (11.29%) ISEB
4 7 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (35.48%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Graphite
2 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.61%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.61%) Grafana
3 1 (1.61%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.61%) Nagios
3 1 (1.61%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Dynatrace
2 14 (22.58%) HP
3 11 (17.74%) Oracle
4 7 (11.29%) Citrix
4 7 (11.29%) IBM
4 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (9.68%) SAP
6 5 (8.06%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.61%) Facebook
7 1 (1.61%) Google
7 1 (1.61%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.61%) Sun
7 1 (1.61%) Terracotta
7 1 (1.61%) VMware
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