Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Optimisation
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 794 767 812
Rank change year-on-year -27 +45 +22
Permanent jobs citing Performance Optimisation 343 401 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 236 293 390
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £36,200
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%

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 139,592 150,171 164,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.08% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 111,980 119,328 138,229
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +67 214 £66,250 +6.00% 27
South East +25 45 £45,000 -0.55% 7
East of England +16 36 £52,500 -22.22% 4
North of England -60 28 £45,000 +12.50% 11
North West -41 20 £45,000 +5.88% 9
South West -4 11 £38,500 -14.44% 6
Yorkshire +3 7 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Midlands +10 5 £47,500 +46.15% 9
West Midlands +27 3 £47,500 +46.15% 7
East Midlands -9 2 £44,750 +37.69% 2
North East -8 1 £43,028 +16.29%
Performance Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 122 (35.57%) SQL
2 99 (28.86%) SQL Server
3 97 (28.28%) Finance
4 92 (26.82%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (23.32%) Linux
6 75 (21.87%) Degree
7 67 (19.53%) Computer Science
8 64 (18.66%) JavaScript
8 64 (18.66%) Problem-Solving
9 59 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (16.91%) Git (software)
10 58 (16.91%) Java
11 56 (16.33%) ITIL
12 55 (16.03%) High Availability
13 54 (15.74%) Disaster Recovery
13 54 (15.74%) Software Engineering
14 52 (15.16%) HTML
15 50 (14.58%) Oracle
16 48 (13.99%) VMware
16 48 (13.99%) Analytics
17 47 (13.70%) Proactive Monitoring
17 47 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
18 46 (13.41%) TDD
19 44 (12.83%) Games
19 44 (12.83%) Microsoft
20 43 (12.54%) Data Modelling
20 43 (12.54%) Clustering
21 42 (12.24%) MySQL
22 41 (11.95%) Red Hat
22 41 (11.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 10 (2.92%) Confluence
2 9 (2.62%) Apache
3 8 (2.33%) SAS
4 7 (2.04%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.75%) Drupal
5 6 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.46%) CMS
6 5 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.17%) JBoss
7 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.87%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.92%) Simulink
3 3 (0.87%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
1 5 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (1.46%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (1.17%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (1.17%) Odoo
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.08%) GitHub
4 10 (2.92%) Google Play
5 9 (2.62%) Adobe Analytics
6 7 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.75%) Google Analytics
8 5 (1.46%) Firebase
8 5 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.17%) Google Tag Manager
9 4 (1.17%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.87%) Heroku
10 3 (0.87%) npm
10 3 (0.87%) Office 365
10 3 (0.87%) PaaS
11 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.29%) AdWords
12 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.29%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.58%) SAN
2 25 (7.29%) NAS
3 17 (4.96%) TCP/IP
4 16 (4.66%) Internet
4 16 (4.66%) Network Security
5 15 (4.37%) DNS
6 13 (3.79%) DHCP
7 11 (3.21%) LAN
8 10 (2.92%) WAN
9 9 (2.62%) BGP
10 8 (2.33%) Ethernet
10 8 (2.33%) Firewall
10 8 (2.33%) Wireless
11 7 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (2.04%) Junos
11 7 (2.04%) MPLS
11 7 (2.04%) NetScaler
11 7 (2.04%) OSPF
11 7 (2.04%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (28.86%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.24%) MySQL
3 38 (11.08%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (8.75%) Oracle Database
5 24 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (6.41%) Relational Database
7 21 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (4.96%) Azure SQL Database
9 15 (4.37%) BusinessObjects
9 15 (4.37%) RDBMS
10 13 (3.79%) NoSQL
10 13 (3.79%) Oracle BI EE
11 12 (3.50%) Big Data
12 11 (3.21%) Oracle Exadata
13 10 (2.92%) Redis
14 9 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (2.62%) Power BI
15 7 (2.04%) MongoDB
15 7 (2.04%) SAP HANA
15 7 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (16.91%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.25%) Gradle
3 16 (4.66%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.79%) gulp
5 12 (3.50%) Appium
5 12 (3.50%) Grunt
6 11 (3.21%) Android Studio
6 11 (3.21%) Genymotion
6 11 (3.21%) JIRA
6 11 (3.21%) Visual Studio
7 8 (2.33%) Subversion
8 7 (2.04%) Bitbucket
8 7 (2.04%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (2.04%) Xcode
9 6 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (1.75%) Redmine
9 6 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.46%) NUnit
10 5 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.46%) Robotium
General
1 97 (28.28%) Finance
2 44 (12.83%) Games
3 22 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.66%) Front Office
5 13 (3.79%) Marketing
5 13 (3.79%) Retail
6 10 (2.92%) Banking
6 10 (2.92%) Publishing
7 8 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 7 (2.04%) Multimedia
9 6 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.87%) Advertising
11 2 (0.58%) Electronics
12 1 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (34.11%) Developer
2 74 (21.57%) DBA
3 50 (14.58%) Administrator
4 36 (10.50%) SQL DBA
5 28 (8.16%) Senior Developer
6 26 (7.58%) Software Engineer
7 23 (6.71%) SQL Server DBA
8 21 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
9 19 (5.54%) Analyst
10 15 (4.37%) Java Developer
10 15 (4.37%) Oracle DBA
10 15 (4.37%) Senior DBA
10 15 (4.37%) Support Analyst
11 14 (4.08%) PostgreSQL DBA
11 14 (4.08%) Senior Oracle DBA
12 13 (3.79%) C++ Developer
12 13 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
12 13 (3.79%) Linux Support
12 13 (3.79%) Server Analyst
12 13 (3.79%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (15.16%) HTML
2 36 (10.50%) CSS
3 35 (10.20%) AngularJS
4 32 (9.33%) .NET
5 27 (7.87%) HTML5
6 25 (7.29%) Web Services
7 24 (7.00%) Node.js
7 24 (7.00%) REST
8 23 (6.71%) XML
9 22 (6.41%) jQuery
10 21 (6.12%) JSON
10 21 (6.12%) SOAP
11 18 (5.25%) React
11 18 (5.25%) Velocity
12 17 (4.96%) ASP.NET
13 16 (4.66%) OpenCL
14 12 (3.50%) Vulkan
15 11 (3.21%) Flash
15 11 (3.21%) Sass
16 10 (2.92%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (19.53%) Computer Science
2 43 (12.54%) Clustering
3 36 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (10.50%) User Experience
4 34 (9.91%) Replication
5 31 (9.04%) Algorithms
6 24 (7.00%) Data Centre
7 18 (5.25%) Mobile App
8 15 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (3.21%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
11 7 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.75%) Fixed Income
13 5 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (1.46%) Public Cloud
14 4 (1.17%) CUDA
14 4 (1.17%) Data Structures
14 4 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 3 (0.87%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 80 (23.32%) Linux
2 41 (11.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 36 (10.50%) Windows
4 20 (5.83%) Unix
5 19 (5.54%) Android
6 11 (3.21%) Oracle Linux
7 9 (2.62%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.33%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.75%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.17%) CentOS
10 4 (1.17%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.87%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (26.82%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (18.66%) Problem-Solving
3 59 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
4 56 (16.33%) ITIL
5 55 (16.03%) High Availability
6 54 (15.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 54 (15.74%) Software Engineering
7 48 (13.99%) Analytics
8 47 (13.70%) Proactive Monitoring
9 46 (13.41%) TDD
10 43 (12.54%) Data Modelling
11 40 (11.66%) Runbook
12 39 (11.37%) Business Intelligence
13 35 (10.20%) Mentoring
14 34 (9.91%) OO
15 30 (8.75%) Capacity Management
15 30 (8.75%) Project Management
16 29 (8.45%) Test Automation
17 27 (7.87%) DevOps
18 26 (7.58%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 122 (35.57%) SQL
2 64 (18.66%) JavaScript
3 58 (16.91%) Java
4 38 (11.08%) Python
5 36 (10.50%) C++
6 31 (9.04%) T-SQL
7 28 (8.16%) C#
8 23 (6.71%) PowerShell
9 19 (5.54%) PHP
10 17 (4.96%) Bash Shell
11 14 (4.08%) TypeScript
12 12 (3.50%) ES6
12 12 (3.50%) Java 8
13 11 (3.21%) PL/SQL
14 8 (2.33%) Apple Swift
14 8 (2.33%) Objective-C
15 7 (2.04%) C
16 6 (1.75%) ABAP
16 6 (1.75%) Perl
17 5 (1.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (21.87%) Degree
2 40 (11.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (4.66%) PhD
4 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.04%) MCSA
5 7 (2.04%) MCSE
6 5 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.17%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.29%) CCNA
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.08%) QA
2 13 (3.79%) SLA
3 4 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (9.91%) Active Directory
3 19 (5.54%) Docker
4 13 (3.79%) Firmware
4 13 (3.79%) Xen
5 11 (3.21%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (8.75%) Ansible
2 25 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (6.12%) SCOM
4 11 (3.21%) Data Guard
5 9 (2.62%) Kubernetes
6 7 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (1.46%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.87%) Control-M
8 3 (0.87%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.58%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.58%) SCCM
9 2 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.29%) Nagios
10 1 (0.29%) Terraform
10 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (14.58%) Oracle
2 48 (13.99%) VMware
3 44 (12.83%) Microsoft
4 41 (11.95%) Red Hat
5 21 (6.12%) Google
6 17 (4.96%) CommVault
7 15 (4.37%) SAP
8 13 (3.79%) Adobe
8 13 (3.79%) Atlassian
9 11 (3.21%) IBM
10 10 (2.92%) Informatica
10 10 (2.92%) Splunk
10 10 (2.92%) Tableau
11 9 (2.62%) Apple
11 9 (2.62%) Arista
11 9 (2.62%) Cisco
11 9 (2.62%) Cognos
12 8 (2.33%) Juniper
12 8 (2.33%) TIBCO
13 7 (2.04%) EMC