Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Optimisation
England > North West
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 331 318 332
Rank change year-on-year -13 +14 +16
Permanent jobs citing Performance Optimisation 33 57 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.43% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.47% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 29 45 18
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.03% +5.10%
10th Percentile £33,500 £29,850 £25,875
90th Percentile £57,750 £52,950 £57,500
England median annual salary £59,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +18.00% - -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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,139 12,056 10,492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.35% 91.32% 90.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8,961 9,725 8,777
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Performance Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Performance Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Optimisation in the North West

Performance Optimisation
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Performance Optimisation in the North West

Performance Optimisation
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation in the North West over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Optimisation in the North West

Performance Optimisation
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Manchester 0 18 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Cheshire -9 8 £47,500 +8.57% 1
Merseyside +11 5 £40,000 +25.98% 1
Lancashire - 2 £37,500 -
Performance Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 North West region with a requirement for Performance Optimisation.

1 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (30.30%) MySQL
3 9 (27.27%) HTML
3 9 (27.27%) Linux
3 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 9 (27.27%) TDD
3 9 (27.27%) DevOps
3 9 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (24.24%) CSS
5 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (21.21%) ETL
5 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
5 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (18.18%) CentOS
6 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (18.18%) Degree
6 6 (18.18%) PHP
6 6 (18.18%) Web Services
6 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (15.15%) Node.js
7 5 (15.15%) Sass
7 5 (15.15%) User Experience
7 5 (15.15%) Power BI
7 5 (15.15%) Computer Science Degree

Performance Optimisation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (3.03%) Apache
1 1 (3.03%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.06%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.03%) GIMP
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Magento
2 1 (3.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon S3
2 4 (12.12%) Route 53
2 4 (12.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (6.06%) GitHub
3 2 (6.06%) SaaS
4 1 (3.03%) npm
4 1 (3.03%) Office 365
4 1 (3.03%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
1 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (30.30%) MySQL
3 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (15.15%) Power BI
4 5 (15.15%) QlikView
5 4 (12.12%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
6 3 (9.09%) OLTP
6 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
6 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (3.03%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (3.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.06%) Grunt
4 2 (6.06%) gulp
4 2 (6.06%) Selenium
4 2 (6.06%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) Hudson
5 1 (3.03%) PHPUnit
5 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (18.18%) DBA
3 6 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (12.12%) MySQL DBA
4 4 (12.12%) SQL Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Web Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Web Hosting Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (6.06%) React Developer
6 2 (6.06%) SQL BI Developer
6 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.03%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) HTML
2 8 (24.24%) CSS
3 6 (18.18%) Web Services
4 5 (15.15%) LAMP
4 5 (15.15%) Node.js
4 5 (15.15%) Sass
5 4 (12.12%) .NET
5 4 (12.12%) REST
6 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 3 (9.09%) HTML5
6 3 (9.09%) jQuery
6 3 (9.09%) React
7 2 (6.06%) CSS3
8 1 (3.03%) LESS
8 1 (3.03%) Memcached
8 1 (3.03%) NumPy
8 1 (3.03%) Pandas
8 1 (3.03%) SciPy
8 1 (3.03%) Semantic HTML
8 1 (3.03%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
1 5 (15.15%) User Experience
2 3 (9.09%) Replication
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (3.03%) Animation
4 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Linux
2 6 (18.18%) CentOS
3 4 (12.12%) Debian
4 2 (6.06%) Unix
4 2 (6.06%) Windows
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) DevOps
1 9 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
1 9 (27.27%) TDD
2 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (21.21%) ETL
4 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
4 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
5 4 (12.12%) Front End Development
5 4 (12.12%) High Availability
5 4 (12.12%) MVC
5 4 (12.12%) Server Management
5 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 3 (9.09%) Data Transformation
6 3 (9.09%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (9.09%) Migration
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) T-SQL
3 6 (18.18%) PHP
4 5 (15.15%) Python
5 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
5 4 (12.12%) C#
6 2 (6.06%) ES6
6 2 (6.06%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.06%) TypeScript
6 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.06%) VBScript
7 1 (3.03%) ES7
7 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 5 (15.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (12.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Firmware
1 1 (3.03%) Varnish
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Nagios
2 4 (12.12%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) New Relic
2 4 (12.12%) Splunk
2 4 (12.12%) Tableau
3 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.03%) Cognos
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Percona
4 1 (3.03%) Perforce
4 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Zend