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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Engineer
Rank 860 837 873
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 34 43 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.040% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.042% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 19 28 29
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £27,350 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £76,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £36,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -27.50%

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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 2014 within the UK.

Performance Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Performance Engineer
Top 21 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 27 August 2014. 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 -63 30 £60,000 +20.00% 6
London -26 14 £60,000 +12.14%
South East - 10 £45,000 -
Berkshire - 8 £65,000 -
Reading - 8 £65,000 -
City of London +11 7 £60,000 +9.09%
South West -6 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -39 2 - - 2
Middlesex - 2 £38,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Scotland -7 1 £36,000 -34.54%
East of England -10 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £36,000 -
Leatherhead - 1 £45,000 -
York - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £41,500 - 1
Surrey - 1 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £41,500 - 1

Performance Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 35 (56.45%) Performance Testing
2 22 (35.48%) Performance Engineering
3 20 (32.26%) SQL
4 19 (30.65%) Windows
5 18 (29.03%) Java
6 17 (27.42%) SQL Server
7 16 (25.81%) QA
8 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
8 15 (24.19%) SAN
8 15 (24.19%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (22.58%) Netcool
9 14 (22.58%) Telecoms
10 13 (20.97%) UNIX
10 13 (20.97%) LoadRunner
10 13 (20.97%) IIS
11 12 (19.35%) .NET
11 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
12 11 (17.74%) Benchmarking
13 10 (16.13%) C#
13 10 (16.13%) C++
13 10 (16.13%) Wireshark
14 9 (14.52%) Computer Science
14 9 (14.52%) IMAP
14 9 (14.52%) Degree
14 9 (14.52%) VMware
14 9 (14.52%) VMware ESX
14 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
14 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (14.52%) WebLOAD
14 9 (14.52%) NAS

Performance Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 13 (20.97%) IIS
2 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.84%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
1 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) SAN
2 10 (16.13%) Wireshark
3 9 (14.52%) NAS
3 9 (14.52%) SMTP
3 9 (14.52%) HTTP
3 9 (14.52%) IMAP
4 8 (12.90%) MRTG
4 8 (12.90%) 4G
5 7 (11.29%) LAN
5 7 (11.29%) WAN
6 2 (3.23%) Internet
7 1 (1.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) IDOL
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (6.45%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.23%) MySQL
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (20.97%) LoadRunner
2 9 (14.52%) WebLOAD
2 9 (14.52%) AQtime
3 7 (11.29%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.84%) JMeter
4 3 (4.84%) JIRA
5 2 (3.23%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.23%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.61%) PostSharp
6 1 (1.61%) Selenium
6 1 (1.61%) WinDbg
6 1 (1.61%) Fiddler
General
1 14 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 9 (14.52%) Finance
3 6 (9.68%) Retail
4 4 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) .NET
2 9 (14.52%) MAPI
3 7 (11.29%) RESTful
4 2 (3.23%) CSS
5 1 (1.61%) SOAP
5 1 (1.61%) Web Services
5 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.61%) Autofac
5 1 (1.61%) Middleware
5 1 (1.61%) WCF
5 1 (1.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.29%) Mobile App
3 6 (9.68%) Open Source
3 6 (9.68%) PKI
4 3 (4.84%) Video on Demand
4 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.61%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Windows
2 13 (20.97%) UNIX
3 7 (11.29%) Linux
4 6 (9.68%) Windows XP
4 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Android
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Performance Testing
2 22 (35.48%) Performance Engineering
3 15 (24.19%) Test Automation
3 15 (24.19%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (19.35%) Test Scripting
5 11 (17.74%) Benchmarking
6 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
7 7 (11.29%) Test Strategy
7 7 (11.29%) Network Architecture
7 7 (11.29%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (6.45%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.45%) Information Assurance
10 3 (4.84%) Scrum
10 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (3.23%) Project Planning
11 2 (3.23%) DSDM
11 2 (3.23%) CRM
11 2 (3.23%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) SQL
2 18 (29.03%) Java
3 10 (16.13%) C#
3 10 (16.13%) C++
4 4 (6.45%) Ruby
5 3 (4.84%) C
5 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.84%) Perl
6 2 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) Degree
2 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.68%) ISEB
3 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.81%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
1 9 (14.52%) VMware ESX
1 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (22.58%) Netcool
2 6 (9.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.61%) Puppet
4 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.61%) Pingdom
4 1 (1.61%) Nagios
4 1 (1.61%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
1 9 (14.52%) Oracle
1 9 (14.52%) VMware
2 8 (12.90%) HP
2 8 (12.90%) NetScout
3 7 (11.29%) Sybase
4 6 (9.68%) Meridio
4 6 (9.68%) EMC
4 6 (9.68%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.61%) Akamai
5 1 (1.61%) Splunk
5 1 (1.61%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.61%) Intel
5 1 (1.61%) Citrix
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.61%) CODA
5 1 (1.61%) Capita
5 1 (1.61%) SAP
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