Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Optimisation
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 763 761 753
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8 +42
Permanent jobs citing Performance Optimisation 365 430 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.28% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 245 323 417
England median annual salary £59,000 £50,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.83% -15.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,375 £37,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £91,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% -13.04% +15.00%

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 135,998 154,654 159,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.63% 91.90% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 108,808 123,799 133,287
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +66 223 £67,500 +8.00% 46
South East +44 55 £42,500 -19.05% 7
East of England +20 38 £52,500 -22.22% 5
North of England -32 28 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North West -27 19 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South West +26 14 £41,250 +3.13% 6
Yorkshire +8 8 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Midlands +30 3 £47,500 +46.15% 4
West Midlands +15 2 £47,500 +46.15% 2
East Midlands +18 1 £57,500 +58.62% 2
North East 0 1 £43,028 +16.29% 1
Performance Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 128 (35.07%) SQL
2 101 (27.67%) SQL Server
2 101 (27.67%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (25.75%) Finance
4 87 (23.84%) Linux
5 85 (23.29%) JavaScript
6 76 (20.82%) Degree
7 68 (18.63%) Python
8 64 (17.53%) Git (software)
9 62 (16.99%) Problem-Solving
10 61 (16.71%) Java
11 59 (16.16%) HTML
12 56 (15.34%) Microsoft Azure
12 56 (15.34%) Computer Science
13 51 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (13.97%) Oracle
13 51 (13.97%) ITIL
14 50 (13.70%) Windows
15 49 (13.42%) High Availability
16 47 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
16 47 (12.88%) Microsoft
16 47 (12.88%) VMware
16 47 (12.88%) Analytics
17 46 (12.60%) AngularJS
17 46 (12.60%) Software Engineering
18 43 (11.78%) Disaster Recovery
18 43 (11.78%) Clustering
18 43 (11.78%) MySQL
19 42 (11.51%) CSS
19 42 (11.51%) Data Modelling

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 15 (4.11%) Confluence
2 14 (3.84%) Apache
3 9 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.19%) Drupal
4 8 (2.19%) SAS
5 6 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.64%) JBoss
6 5 (1.37%) CMS
7 4 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.10%) WordPress
8 3 (0.82%) IIS
8 3 (0.82%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.55%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.74%) Simulink
3 4 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.19%) Odoo
2 4 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.55%) Magento
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 56 (15.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (4.11%) GitHub
4 7 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.92%) Google Play
5 6 (1.64%) Google Analytics
6 5 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.37%) npm
6 5 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.10%) AdWords
7 4 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.10%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.82%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.82%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.82%) Datadog
8 3 (0.82%) IaaS
8 3 (0.82%) PaaS
8 3 (0.82%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.12%) SAN
2 22 (6.03%) NAS
3 21 (5.75%) DNS
3 21 (5.75%) Internet
4 17 (4.66%) DHCP
5 13 (3.56%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.01%) Network Security
7 8 (2.19%) Firewall
7 8 (2.19%) HTTP
7 8 (2.19%) WAN
7 8 (2.19%) Wireless
8 6 (1.64%) LAN
9 5 (1.37%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.10%) BGP
10 4 (1.10%) SSL
11 3 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.82%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.82%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.55%) SNMP
12 2 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (27.67%) SQL Server
2 43 (11.78%) MySQL
3 38 (10.41%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (8.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (6.85%) Oracle Database
7 20 (5.48%) BusinessObjects
8 17 (4.66%) Azure SQL Database
8 17 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (4.38%) Relational Database
10 13 (3.56%) Oracle BI EE
10 13 (3.56%) RDBMS
11 12 (3.29%) Big Data
12 11 (3.01%) Oracle Exadata
12 11 (3.01%) Power BI
13 9 (2.47%) QlikView
14 8 (2.19%) MongoDB
14 8 (2.19%) NoSQL
14 8 (2.19%) Redis
14 8 (2.19%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 64 (17.53%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.38%) JIRA
3 13 (3.56%) gulp
4 11 (3.01%) Grunt
4 11 (3.01%) Subversion
5 10 (2.74%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.74%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.19%) Android Studio
6 8 (2.19%) Genymotion
6 8 (2.19%) Gradle
7 7 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (1.37%) GitLab
9 5 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.37%) Vagrant
10 4 (1.10%) Appium
10 4 (1.10%) Robolectric
10 4 (1.10%) UI Automator
General
1 94 (25.75%) Finance
2 39 (10.68%) Games
3 20 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.66%) Retail
5 15 (4.11%) Front Office
6 12 (3.29%) Marketing
7 8 (2.19%) Publishing
8 6 (1.64%) Banking
8 6 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.55%) Advertising
10 2 (0.55%) Electronics
10 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (40.82%) Developer
2 64 (17.53%) DBA
3 46 (12.60%) Administrator
4 39 (10.68%) Senior Developer
5 35 (9.59%) SQL DBA
6 32 (8.77%) Systems Engineer
7 23 (6.30%) SQL Server DBA
8 21 (5.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 19 (5.21%) Analyst
10 17 (4.66%) Support Analyst
11 16 (4.38%) Architect
11 16 (4.38%) Java Developer
11 16 (4.38%) Software Engineer
12 15 (4.11%) C++ Developer
12 15 (4.11%) Linux Support
12 15 (4.11%) Server Analyst
12 15 (4.11%) Server Support
12 15 (4.11%) Server Support Analyst
13 14 (3.84%) JavaScript Developer
13 14 (3.84%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (16.16%) HTML
2 46 (12.60%) AngularJS
3 42 (11.51%) CSS
4 33 (9.04%) HTML5
5 28 (7.67%) .NET
6 26 (7.12%) Web Services
7 25 (6.85%) Node.js
7 25 (6.85%) React
8 23 (6.30%) jQuery
9 20 (5.48%) REST
9 20 (5.48%) XML
10 19 (5.21%) CSS3
11 17 (4.66%) ASP.NET
12 16 (4.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (3.84%) LESS
13 14 (3.84%) OpenCL
14 13 (3.56%) JSON
14 13 (3.56%) SOAP
15 12 (3.29%) Sass
16 11 (3.01%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.78%) Clustering
2 42 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (10.68%) User Experience
4 34 (9.32%) Replication
5 31 (8.49%) Algorithms
6 16 (4.38%) Data Centre
7 15 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.74%) Public Cloud
9 8 (2.19%) 3D Graphics
9 8 (2.19%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.92%) W3C
11 6 (1.64%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.64%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.64%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.37%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.10%) CUDA
13 4 (1.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 4 (1.10%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 87 (23.84%) Linux
2 50 (13.70%) Windows
3 36 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (4.66%) Android
5 16 (4.38%) Unix
6 11 (3.01%) Oracle Linux
6 11 (3.01%) Windows 10
7 8 (2.19%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.64%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.37%) Mac OS
9 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.82%) AIX
10 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.55%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (27.67%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (16.99%) Problem-Solving
3 56 (15.34%) Computer Science
4 51 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (13.97%) ITIL
5 49 (13.42%) High Availability
6 47 (12.88%) Analytics
6 47 (12.88%) Business Intelligence
7 46 (12.60%) Software Engineering
8 43 (11.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 42 (11.51%) Data Modelling
10 41 (11.23%) Proactive Monitoring
11 38 (10.41%) Test Automation
12 37 (10.14%) Mentoring
13 34 (9.32%) Runbook
14 31 (8.49%) OO
15 30 (8.22%) DevOps
15 30 (8.22%) ETL
15 30 (8.22%) Performance Tuning
16 29 (7.95%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 128 (35.07%) SQL
2 85 (23.29%) JavaScript
3 68 (18.63%) Python
4 61 (16.71%) Java
5 41 (11.23%) C++
6 38 (10.41%) T-SQL
7 28 (7.67%) PHP
7 28 (7.67%) PowerShell
8 25 (6.85%) Bash Shell
9 24 (6.58%) C#
10 21 (5.75%) ES6
11 15 (4.11%) Perl
12 11 (3.01%) PL/SQL
12 11 (3.01%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.92%) Go
13 7 (1.92%) Java 8
13 7 (1.92%) R
14 6 (1.64%) ABAP
14 6 (1.64%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (20.82%) Degree
2 34 (9.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (3.84%) PhD
4 13 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.29%) MCSE
6 11 (3.01%) MCSA
7 5 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.82%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.58%) QA
2 13 (3.56%) SLA
3 10 (2.74%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 34 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.85%) Docker
4 14 (3.84%) Xen
5 12 (3.29%) Firmware
6 11 (3.01%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (0.82%) NFS
8 3 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.82%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (8.22%) Ansible
2 26 (7.12%) SCOM
3 19 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (3.01%) Data Guard
4 11 (3.01%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.92%) Control-M
6 6 (1.64%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.37%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.55%) Terraform
8 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.27%) Grafana
9 1 (0.27%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.27%) Nagios
9 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.27%) SCCM
9 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (13.97%) Oracle
2 47 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 47 (12.88%) VMware
3 40 (10.96%) Red Hat
4 21 (5.75%) SAP
5 17 (4.66%) IBM
6 16 (4.38%) CommVault
6 16 (4.38%) Informatica
7 15 (4.11%) Splunk
7 15 (4.11%) Tableau
8 13 (3.56%) Google
9 9 (2.47%) Cognos
10 8 (2.19%) TIBCO
11 7 (1.92%) Cisco
12 6 (1.64%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.64%) Juniper
12 6 (1.64%) Perforce
12 6 (1.64%) Solace
13 5 (1.37%) Facebook
13 5 (1.37%) NVIDIA