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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Engineer
Rank 846 843 851
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 48 34 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.032% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.034% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 33 20 34
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £27,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £65,650
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £36,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -19.44%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +20 46 £51,250 +2.50% 6
London +2 28 £60,000 +9.09% 5
South East - 12 £42,500 -
City of London +1 10 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Berkshire - 5 £45,000 -
Reading - 5 £45,000 -
Yorkshire -52 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £43,750 -
North Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
York - 3 - - 1
Middlesex - 3 £38,500 -
High Wycombe - 3 £43,750 -
North West - 2 £37,000 -
Scotland -19 1 £36,000 -34.54% 1
Surrey - 1 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £32,500 -
Leatherhead - 1 £45,000 -
Amersham - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £36,000 - 1
Warrington - 1 £32,500 -
Manchester - 1 £41,500 -

Performance Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 48 (59.26%) Performance Testing
2 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (29.63%) Performance Engineering
4 22 (27.16%) Java
5 21 (25.93%) Windows
5 21 (25.93%) QA
6 20 (24.69%) .NET
7 19 (23.46%) SQL
8 18 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 17 (20.99%) Test Automation
10 15 (18.52%) SQL Server
10 15 (18.52%) IIS
10 15 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (17.28%) UNIX
11 14 (17.28%) SAN
12 13 (16.05%) Netcool
12 13 (16.05%) Benchmarking
12 13 (16.05%) Computer Science
12 13 (16.05%) Telecoms
12 13 (16.05%) Software Engineering
12 13 (16.05%) Degree
13 12 (14.81%) LoadRunner
13 12 (14.81%) HTTP
14 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
14 10 (12.35%) HP
14 10 (12.35%) C#
14 10 (12.35%) C++
14 10 (12.35%) Wireshark
14 10 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (12.35%) RESTful

Performance Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 15 (18.52%) IIS
2 5 (6.17%) Apache
2 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) SaaS
2 1 (1.23%) PaaS
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.28%) SAN
2 12 (14.81%) HTTP
3 10 (12.35%) Wireshark
4 9 (11.11%) 4G
4 9 (11.11%) NAS
4 9 (11.11%) IMAP
4 9 (11.11%) SMTP
5 8 (9.88%) MRTG
6 6 (7.41%) LAN
6 6 (7.41%) WAN
7 2 (2.47%) Internet
8 1 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (1.23%) 2G
8 1 (1.23%) 3G
8 1 (1.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.17%) IDOL
2 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.94%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.23%) Big Data
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (14.81%) LoadRunner
2 9 (11.11%) AQtime
2 9 (11.11%) WebLOAD
3 7 (8.64%) JIRA
3 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.41%) JMeter
5 4 (4.94%) eggPlant
6 3 (3.70%) NeoLoad
6 3 (3.70%) SilkPerformer
6 3 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.23%) PostSharp
7 1 (1.23%) WinDbg
7 1 (1.23%) Fiddler
General
1 13 (16.05%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.64%) Finance
3 6 (7.41%) Games
4 4 (4.94%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.94%) Banking
4 4 (4.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.69%) .NET
2 10 (12.35%) RESTful
3 9 (11.11%) MAPI
4 3 (3.70%) Spring
4 3 (3.70%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.70%) JMS
4 3 (3.70%) XML
4 3 (3.70%) JSP
4 3 (3.70%) Struts
4 3 (3.70%) J2EE
5 2 (2.47%) CSS
5 2 (2.47%) Web Services
6 1 (1.23%) Autofac
6 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.23%) HTML
6 1 (1.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.05%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.35%) Mobile App
3 9 (11.11%) Open Source
4 6 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.17%) PKI
6 4 (4.94%) Replication
7 3 (3.70%) Video on Demand
7 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.70%) Mathematics
7 3 (3.70%) Statistics
8 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.23%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (1.23%) IPTV
9 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.93%) Windows
2 14 (17.28%) UNIX
3 8 (9.88%) Linux
4 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.17%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.47%) Android
5 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (59.26%) Performance Testing
2 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (29.63%) Performance Engineering
4 18 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 17 (20.99%) Test Automation
6 15 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
7 13 (16.05%) Benchmarking
7 13 (16.05%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (12.35%) Network Architecture
9 9 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 8 (9.88%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (8.64%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (6.17%) Software Testing
13 4 (4.94%) Information Assurance
13 4 (4.94%) Performance Monitoring
14 3 (3.70%) Build Automation
14 3 (3.70%) Load Balancing
14 3 (3.70%) Load Testing
14 3 (3.70%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.16%) Java
2 19 (23.46%) SQL
3 10 (12.35%) C#
3 10 (12.35%) C++
4 5 (6.17%) Ruby
4 5 (6.17%) C
5 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.70%) Perl
6 1 (1.23%) Python
6 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) Degree
2 8 (9.88%) ISEB
3 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.93%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (11.11%) VMware ESX
1 9 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (16.05%) Netcool
2 5 (6.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.23%) Pingdom
4 1 (1.23%) Puppet
4 1 (1.23%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
1 10 (12.35%) HP
2 9 (11.11%) VMware
2 9 (11.11%) Oracle
3 8 (9.88%) NetScout
4 7 (8.64%) Sybase
5 5 (6.17%) Fujitsu
5 5 (6.17%) Meridio
5 5 (6.17%) EMC
6 1 (1.23%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.23%) Splunk
6 1 (1.23%) Akamai
6 1 (1.23%) SAP
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.23%) CODA
6 1 (1.23%) Intel
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