The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Performance Tuning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Tuning over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 81 83
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 24 5 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.65% 0.52% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 0.61% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 36
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% -  

Performance Tuning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1276 821 1537
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 87.70% 85.25% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 938 707 1215
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in Cheshire

Performance Tuning
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Performance Tuning in Cheshire

Performance Tuning
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in Cheshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Performance Tuning in Cheshire

Performance Tuning
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -7 8 £37,500 -11.76%
Crewe - 8 - -
Knutsford -31 4 - -
Runcorn - 2 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £47,500 -
Performance Tuning
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing Performance Tuning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 42 (95.45%) SQL
2 35 (79.55%) SQL Server
3 26 (59.09%) T-SQL
4 25 (56.82%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (56.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (56.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (47.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (47.73%) Windows
6 15 (34.09%) Oracle
7 14 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (31.82%) Replication
7 14 (31.82%) Clustering
8 13 (29.55%) Java
8 13 (29.55%) MySQL
9 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
10 11 (25.00%) MongoDB
10 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 11 (25.00%) .NET
10 11 (25.00%) XML
10 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (22.73%) SOA
11 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (20.45%) Entity Framework
12 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
12 9 (20.45%) RESTful
12 9 (20.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (20.45%) N-Tier

Performance Tuning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 9 (20.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (9.09%) IIS
2 4 (9.09%) JBoss
2 4 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (2.27%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Sage 1000
2 1 (2.27%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (2.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (79.55%) SQL Server
2 25 (56.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 25 (56.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (47.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (29.55%) MySQL
6 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 11 (25.00%) MongoDB
6 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (20.45%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
9 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (4.55%) GIS
10 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
10 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
10 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
11 1 (2.27%) Power BI
11 1 (2.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) JIRA
1 9 (20.45%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) PHPUnit
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (13.64%) Marketing
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) DBA
2 17 (38.64%) SQL DBA
3 11 (25.00%) Developer
4 10 (22.73%) SQL Server DBA
5 8 (18.18%) Senior Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Senior DBA
6 6 (13.64%) Senior Software Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Senior SQL DBA
6 6 (13.64%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Unix Support
8 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (4.55%) Administrator
8 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Graduate
8 2 (4.55%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) .NET
1 11 (25.00%) XML
2 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
2 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET
2 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET Web API
2 9 (20.45%) Entity Framework
2 9 (20.45%) MDX
2 9 (20.45%) RESTful
2 9 (20.45%) SOAP
2 9 (20.45%) WCF
2 9 (20.45%) Web Services
2 9 (20.45%) WinForms
2 9 (20.45%) WPF
3 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.27%) D3.js
3 1 (2.27%) LAMP
3 1 (2.27%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.27%) Memcached
3 1 (2.27%) phpspec
3 1 (2.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Clustering
1 14 (31.82%) Replication
2 9 (20.45%) N-Tier
3 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.55%) Contactless
6 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.09%) AIX
4 3 (6.82%) Unix
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 10 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (22.73%) SOA
4 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.45%) MVC
4 9 (20.45%) Unit Testing
4 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
4 9 (20.45%) Web Development
5 8 (18.18%) ETL
6 7 (15.91%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (15.91%) Change Management
6 7 (15.91%) High Availability
7 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
8 4 (9.09%) Capacity Management
8 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (9.09%) Load Balancing
8 4 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (9.09%) Service Management
8 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 42 (95.45%) SQL
2 26 (59.09%) T-SQL
3 13 (29.55%) Java
4 9 (20.45%) C#
4 9 (20.45%) VB.NET
4 9 (20.45%) XPath
4 9 (20.45%) XQuery
5 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.82%) PHP
5 3 (6.82%) Python
6 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.27%) R
7 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.27%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Ganglia
1 4 (9.09%) Netcool
2 2 (4.55%) Graphite
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) Oracle
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) AppDynamics
4 3 (6.82%) Teradata
5 2 (4.55%) Sage
6 1 (2.27%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.27%) New Relic
6 1 (2.27%) RainStor
6 1 (2.27%) Vertica
6 1 (2.27%) Zend