Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Optimisation
England > North West
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 326 322 329
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 +13
Permanent jobs citing Performance Optimisation 43 45 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.36% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.39% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 41 40 11
North West median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,625 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -20.00%

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 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 11,177 11,411 9,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.83% 91.51% 89.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8,936 9,442 8,371
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +7 21 £45,000 -13.46% 13
Merseyside +11 10 £35,000 -17.65%
Cheshire -29 9 £47,500 +63.79% 1
Lancashire 0 2 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Performance Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 19 (44.19%) MySQL
2 17 (39.53%) Linux
2 17 (39.53%) DevOps
3 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
4 13 (30.23%) PHP
4 13 (30.23%) SQL
4 13 (30.23%) CentOS
5 12 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (27.91%) High Availability
5 12 (27.91%) HTML
5 12 (27.91%) CSS
6 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
6 11 (25.58%) LAMP
6 11 (25.58%) TDD
6 11 (25.58%) Degree
7 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
7 10 (23.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (23.26%) Splunk
7 10 (23.26%) Route 53
7 10 (23.26%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (23.26%) Amazon S3
7 10 (23.26%) Bash Shell
7 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (23.26%) Debian
7 10 (23.26%) Nagios
7 10 (23.26%) Configuration Management
7 10 (23.26%) Python
7 10 (23.26%) Jenkins
7 10 (23.26%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (23.26%) Amazon RDS

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 (2.33%) Apache
1 1 (2.33%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.33%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (23.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 10 (23.26%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (23.26%) Amazon ELB
2 10 (23.26%) Amazon S3
2 10 (23.26%) Route 53
2 10 (23.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (4.65%) npm
3 2 (4.65%) SaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (44.19%) MySQL
2 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
3 10 (23.26%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (18.60%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (13.95%) OLTP
6 5 (11.63%) RDBMS
6 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
7 4 (9.30%) NoSQL
7 4 (9.30%) Power BI
7 4 (9.30%) QlikView
7 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (23.26%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (9.30%) Grunt
3 4 (9.30%) gulp
3 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.98%) Selenium
5 2 (4.65%) Subversion
6 1 (2.33%) Gitweb
6 1 (2.33%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.33%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.33%) webpack
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Games
2 2 (4.65%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) DBA
3 9 (20.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 7 (16.28%) MySQL DBA
6 6 (13.95%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (11.63%) Web Engineer
7 5 (11.63%) Web Hosting Engineer
8 4 (9.30%) SQL Developer
9 3 (6.98%) Senior DBA
9 3 (6.98%) Senior MySQL DBA
9 3 (6.98%) Web Developer
10 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Engineer
10 2 (4.65%) SQL BI Developer
10 2 (4.65%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) CSS
1 12 (27.91%) HTML
2 11 (25.58%) LAMP
3 9 (20.93%) Node.js
4 8 (18.60%) Sass
4 8 (18.60%) Web Services
5 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
6 4 (9.30%) .NET
6 4 (9.30%) jQuery
6 4 (9.30%) React
7 3 (6.98%) CSS3
7 3 (6.98%) HTML5
7 3 (6.98%) REST
8 2 (4.65%) Ajax
8 2 (4.65%) Web Components
9 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Core
9 1 (2.33%) Ionic Framework
9 1 (2.33%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (2.33%) phpspec
9 1 (2.33%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
2 8 (18.60%) User Experience
3 5 (11.63%) Replication
4 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.65%) Animation
5 2 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.33%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Linux
2 13 (30.23%) CentOS
3 10 (23.26%) Debian
4 2 (4.65%) Unix
5 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) DevOps
2 12 (27.91%) High Availability
3 11 (25.58%) TDD
4 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) Configuration Management
5 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (18.60%) ETL
6 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
6 7 (16.28%) MVC
6 7 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
9 4 (9.30%) Data Transformation
9 4 (9.30%) Dimensional Modelling
9 4 (9.30%) Front End Development
9 4 (9.30%) Mathematics
9 4 (9.30%) Migration
9 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
2 13 (30.23%) PHP
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) Bash Shell
3 10 (23.26%) Python
4 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.30%) C#
6 3 (6.98%) ES6
6 3 (6.98%) Java
6 3 (6.98%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.65%) ES7
7 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.65%) VBScript
8 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Degree
2 10 (23.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (23.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Ansible
1 10 (23.26%) Nagios
2 3 (6.98%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) New Relic
1 10 (23.26%) Splunk
2 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.63%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (9.30%) Percona
4 4 (9.30%) Tableau
5 1 (2.33%) Google
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle
5 1 (2.33%) Zend