Period
to 14 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Software Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Optimisation over the 6 months to 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Optimisation
UK > England
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 875 831 1058
Rank change year-on-year -44 +227 +38
Permanent jobs citing Software Optimisation 13 8 35
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.015% 0.010% 0.026%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.016% 0.011% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 35
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £61,250 £46,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% -4.55% -18.52%
75th Percentile £75,000 £58,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 " £80,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +19.05% -4.55% -18.52%

Software 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 83,444 71,125 122,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 93.30% 92.43% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,488 57,684 98,151
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,250 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Software Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Software Optimisation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Optimisation in England

Software Optimisation
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Optimisation in England.

Salary trend for Software Optimisation in England

Software 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 Software Optimisation within the England region over the 6 months to 14 June 2021. 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 -29 11 £62,500 +19.05%
North West - 2 - -
North of England - 2 - -
Software Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, IT jobs citing Software 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 Software Optimisation.

1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
1 11 (84.62%) Degree
2 8 (61.54%) Performance Metrics
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
2 8 (61.54%) GRC
2 8 (61.54%) IIS
2 8 (61.54%) PHP
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) CRM
2 8 (61.54%) QA
2 8 (61.54%) Product Management
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Social Skills
3 5 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (38.46%) Line Management
4 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Spring
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) REST
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Kanban
5 3 (23.08%) Games
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (23.08%) OOD
5 3 (23.08%) OOP

Software 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 8 (61.54%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
1 5 (38.46%) Social Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Games
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Head of Support
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Games Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Java Games Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Games Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Head of Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Head of Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) SOC Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) REST
1 3 (23.08%) Spring
1 3 (23.08%) Spring Boot
1 3 (23.08%) Spring Cloud
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Algorithms
1 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) CRM
1 8 (61.54%) Performance Metrics
1 8 (61.54%) Product Management
2 5 (38.46%) Line Management
2 5 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Complexity Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 3 (23.08%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (23.08%) Microservices
4 3 (23.08%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) OOD
4 3 (23.08%) OOP
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) SOLID
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (23.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) PHP
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) Java 8
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) GRC
1 8 (61.54%) QA