Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Performance Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Optimisation over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Optimisation
UK > England
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 804 774 813
Rank change year-on-year -30 +39 +63
Permanent jobs citing Performance Optimisation 343 429 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 260 317 388
England median annual salary £59,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.00% - -6.98%
10th Percentile £36,700 £35,750 £31,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £84,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £45,269 £50,000
% change year-on-year +27.02% -9.46% -4.76%

Performance Optimisation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 144,110 152,183 169,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.16% 91.51% 90.83%
Number of salaries quoted 115,603 121,947 143,028
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Performance Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Performance Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Optimisation in England

Performance Optimisation
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Performance Optimisation in England

Performance Optimisation
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation in England over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Optimisation in England

Performance Optimisation
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation within the England region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +36 225 £69,000 +10.40% 25
North of England -14 42 £45,000 +12.50% 7
South East -7 35 £47,500 +5.56% 12
North West -14 32 £43,750 +2.94% 6
East of England +24 26 £52,500 -14.29% 7
Yorkshire +21 10 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Midlands -4 9 £47,500 +11.76% 1
West Midlands +6 5 £47,500 +5.56%
South West -9 5 £38,500 -14.95% 5
East Midlands +3 4 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Performance Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Performance Optimisation.

1 127 (37.03%) SQL
2 113 (32.94%) SQL Server
3 98 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (23.62%) Finance
4 81 (23.62%) Linux
5 70 (20.41%) Problem-Solving
6 67 (19.53%) Degree
7 60 (17.49%) TDD
7 60 (17.49%) JavaScript
8 59 (17.20%) High Availability
9 58 (16.91%) Computer Science
10 56 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
10 56 (16.33%) Git (software)
11 55 (16.03%) Oracle
12 53 (15.45%) ITIL
13 52 (15.16%) Java
14 50 (14.58%) HTML
14 50 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
15 49 (14.29%) Software Engineering
15 49 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
16 47 (13.70%) Clustering
16 47 (13.70%) Disaster Recovery
17 46 (13.41%) VMware
17 46 (13.41%) Microsoft
18 45 (13.12%) Python
19 42 (12.24%) T-SQL
20 41 (11.95%) Analytics
20 41 (11.95%) Runbook
21 40 (11.66%) DevOps
21 40 (11.66%) .NET

Performance Optimisation
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (2.62%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (2.04%) Apache
2 7 (2.04%) Confluence
3 6 (1.75%) IIS
3 6 (1.75%) SAS
4 3 (0.87%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.87%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.58%) CMS
5 2 (0.58%) Drupal
5 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.58%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.29%) Appian
6 1 (0.29%) Mendix
6 1 (0.29%) nginx
6 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.33%) Simulink
3 6 (1.75%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) GIMP
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.62%) Oracle ERP
1 9 (2.62%) Oracle Payables
1 9 (2.62%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (2.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (1.46%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.87%) Magento
5 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.96%) GitHub
4 14 (4.08%) Adobe Analytics
5 11 (3.21%) Google Play
6 10 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.62%) Firebase
8 8 (2.33%) Heroku
9 7 (2.04%) IaaS
10 5 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.46%) Google Analytics
10 5 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (1.17%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.17%) npm
11 4 (1.17%) Route 53
12 3 (0.87%) Office 365
12 3 (0.87%) PaaS
12 3 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.62%) SAN
2 31 (9.04%) NAS
3 14 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 13 (3.79%) Internet
5 12 (3.50%) Network Security
5 12 (3.50%) WAN
6 11 (3.21%) NetScaler
7 10 (2.92%) DNS
7 10 (2.92%) Firewall
8 9 (2.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (2.62%) Ethernet
8 9 (2.62%) LAN
9 8 (2.33%) BGP
9 8 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (2.33%) IOS XR
9 8 (2.33%) Junos
9 8 (2.33%) MPLS
9 8 (2.33%) NX-OS
9 8 (2.33%) OSPF
9 8 (2.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (32.94%) SQL Server
2 39 (11.37%) PostgreSQL
3 38 (11.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (9.33%) Oracle Database
5 29 (8.45%) MySQL
6 26 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (7.58%) Relational Database
7 15 (4.37%) NoSQL
8 14 (4.08%) Power BI
8 14 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (3.79%) Big Data
9 13 (3.79%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (3.50%) RDBMS
11 11 (3.21%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (3.21%) Redis
11 11 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (2.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 8 (2.33%) PowerPivot
14 7 (2.04%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 56 (16.33%) Git (software)
2 30 (8.75%) Jenkins
3 24 (7.00%) Gradle
4 16 (4.66%) Appium
5 13 (3.79%) gulp
6 12 (3.50%) Bitbucket
6 12 (3.50%) Grunt
6 12 (3.50%) Xcode
7 11 (3.21%) Android Studio
7 11 (3.21%) Genymotion
7 11 (3.21%) Visual Studio
8 10 (2.92%) Oracle APEX
8 10 (2.92%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (2.04%) JIRA
9 7 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (2.04%) Subversion
10 5 (1.46%) Robolectric
10 5 (1.46%) Robotium
10 5 (1.46%) UI Automator
11 4 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 81 (23.62%) Finance
2 37 (10.79%) Games
3 16 (4.66%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.37%) Retail
5 12 (3.50%) Banking
6 11 (3.21%) Marketing
7 9 (2.62%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.62%) Front Office
7 9 (2.62%) Investment Banking
8 8 (2.33%) Multimedia
8 8 (2.33%) Publishing
9 5 (1.46%) Electronics
10 4 (1.17%) Local Government
10 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.58%) Advertising
11 2 (0.58%) Legal
12 1 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.29%) Law
12 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (38.48%) Developer
2 65 (18.95%) DBA
3 46 (13.41%) Administrator
4 29 (8.45%) Software Engineer
5 28 (8.16%) SQL DBA
6 27 (7.87%) Senior Developer
7 22 (6.41%) Senior DBA
8 21 (6.12%) PostgreSQL DBA
9 19 (5.54%) Oracle DBA
10 18 (5.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 17 (4.96%) Senior Oracle DBA
12 16 (4.66%) JavaScript Developer
13 14 (4.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 13 (3.79%) Analyst
14 13 (3.79%) Java Developer
14 13 (3.79%) Python Developer
14 13 (3.79%) Software Developer
14 13 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (3.50%) Lead Developer
15 12 (3.50%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.58%) HTML
2 40 (11.66%) .NET
2 40 (11.66%) CSS
3 30 (8.75%) AngularJS
3 30 (8.75%) HTML5
3 30 (8.75%) Web Services
4 28 (8.16%) REST
5 27 (7.87%) React
6 26 (7.58%) JSON
6 26 (7.58%) SOAP
6 26 (7.58%) XML
7 24 (7.00%) Node.js
7 24 (7.00%) Velocity
8 20 (5.83%) jQuery
9 16 (4.66%) Sass
10 15 (4.37%) RESTful
11 14 (4.08%) CSS3
11 14 (4.08%) LESS
11 14 (4.08%) OpenCL
12 13 (3.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.91%) Computer Science
2 49 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (13.70%) Clustering
4 39 (11.37%) User Experience
5 37 (10.79%) Algorithms
6 33 (9.62%) Mobile App
7 27 (7.87%) Data Centre
7 27 (7.87%) Replication
8 16 (4.66%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (2.33%) Social Network
11 7 (2.04%) 3D Graphics
11 7 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (1.46%) Animation
13 5 (1.46%) Fixed Income
14 4 (1.17%) Blog
14 4 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 4 (1.17%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 81 (23.62%) Linux
2 38 (11.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 36 (10.50%) Windows
4 30 (8.75%) Unix
5 17 (4.96%) Android
6 13 (3.79%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (1.75%) CentOS
8 6 (1.75%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.17%) Debian
9 4 (1.17%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.17%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.87%) AIX
10 3 (0.87%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (20.41%) Problem-Solving
3 60 (17.49%) TDD
4 59 (17.20%) High Availability
5 56 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (15.45%) ITIL
7 50 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
8 49 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 47 (13.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 41 (11.95%) Analytics
10 41 (11.95%) Runbook
11 40 (11.66%) DevOps
12 38 (11.08%) Proactive Monitoring
13 35 (10.20%) OO
14 34 (9.91%) Capacity Management
14 34 (9.91%) Test Automation
15 32 (9.33%) Configuration Management
15 32 (9.33%) Continuous Delivery
16 31 (9.04%) Data Modelling
16 31 (9.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 127 (37.03%) SQL
2 60 (17.49%) JavaScript
3 52 (15.16%) Java
4 45 (13.12%) Python
5 42 (12.24%) T-SQL
6 39 (11.37%) C++
7 37 (10.79%) C#
8 30 (8.75%) PHP
9 19 (5.54%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.79%) Objective-C
11 12 (3.50%) Apple Swift
11 12 (3.50%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.50%) PL/SQL
12 9 (2.62%) ES6
12 9 (2.62%) Perl
13 8 (2.33%) C
13 8 (2.33%) Java 8
14 7 (2.04%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.46%) Ruby
15 5 (1.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 67 (19.53%) Degree
2 32 (9.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.21%) PhD
4 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.46%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.46%) MCSA
5 5 (1.46%) MCSE
6 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.29%) CCNA
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.83%) QA
2 10 (2.92%) SLA
3 4 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.58%) GDPR
5 1 (0.29%) GCP
System Software
1 37 (10.79%) Active Directory
2 34 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.08%) Docker
4 9 (2.62%) Firmware
5 7 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (2.04%) Xen
6 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.87%) NFS
7 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.29%) Varnish
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (6.41%) Ansible
3 17 (4.96%) SCOM
4 11 (3.21%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.04%) Data Guard
5 7 (2.04%) Puppet
6 6 (1.75%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.17%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.17%) Nagios
7 4 (1.17%) Terraform
8 3 (0.87%) SCCM
9 2 (0.58%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 55 (16.03%) Oracle
2 46 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 46 (13.41%) VMware
3 39 (11.37%) Red Hat
4 26 (7.58%) Google
5 18 (5.25%) Adobe
5 18 (5.25%) Atlassian
6 15 (4.37%) CommVault
6 15 (4.37%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (4.08%) Apple
8 12 (3.50%) Cisco
8 12 (3.50%) Juniper
9 11 (3.21%) Citrix
10 10 (2.92%) EMC
11 9 (2.62%) IBM
11 9 (2.62%) Tableau
12 8 (2.33%) Arista
12 8 (2.33%) Splunk
13 7 (2.04%) SAP
14 6 (1.75%) RedGate