Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Optimisation
England > North West
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 308 351 330
Rank change year-on-year +43 -21 +23
Permanent jobs citing Performance Optimisation 63 13 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.12% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 50 12 28
North West median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +53.85% -18.75%
10th Percentile £29,975 £36,775 £30,125
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £43,750
England median annual salary £50,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -15.83% +20.00% -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 11880 11117 11427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.03% 89.84% 89.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9454 9261 9446
North West median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,175 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 +16 36 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Cheshire -15 15 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Merseyside - 12 £31,500 - 1
Performance Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Performance Optimisation.

1 36 (57.14%) SQL
2 27 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 25 (39.68%) MySQL
4 23 (36.51%) Linux
5 18 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 18 (28.57%) Replication
5 18 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (26.98%) C#
7 16 (25.40%) HTML
7 16 (25.40%) JavaScript
7 16 (25.40%) CSS
7 16 (25.40%) jQuery
8 15 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (23.81%) .NET
8 15 (23.81%) ETL
8 15 (23.81%) OOP
9 14 (22.22%) Sass
10 13 (20.63%) T-SQL
10 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (20.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (19.05%) Git (software)
11 12 (19.05%) PHP
11 12 (19.05%) Web Services
11 12 (19.05%) SOA
11 12 (19.05%) AngularJS
11 12 (19.05%) Tableau
12 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (17.46%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (17.46%) Data Warehouse

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 7 (11.11%) Apache Solr
1 7 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.35%) IIS
3 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (11.11%) GitHub
1 7 (11.11%) Google App Engine
1 7 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 25 (39.68%) MySQL
3 18 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (20.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (17.46%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (14.29%) Power BI
7 9 (14.29%) QlikView
7 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 7 (11.11%) NoSQL
8 7 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (9.52%) OLTP
10 4 (6.35%) RDBMS
10 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
11 3 (4.76%) Data Mining
12 2 (3.17%) Redis
12 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (3.17%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.87%) Visual Studio
3 9 (14.29%) PHPUnit
3 9 (14.29%) Selenium
3 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (14.29%) Vagrant
4 7 (11.11%) Codeception
4 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (11.11%) Xdebug
5 3 (4.76%) Grunt
5 3 (4.76%) gulp
General
1 10 (15.87%) Back Office
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Games
3 2 (3.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (68.25%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) SQL Developer
3 13 (20.63%) DBA
4 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 11 (17.46%) .NET Developer
6 10 (15.87%) .NET Software Developer
6 10 (15.87%) Administrator
6 10 (15.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (15.87%) C# Developer
6 10 (15.87%) C# Software Developer
6 10 (15.87%) Software Developer
6 10 (15.87%) SQL BI Developer
7 7 (11.11%) HTML CSS Developer
7 7 (11.11%) HTML Developer
7 7 (11.11%) PHP Developer
7 7 (11.11%) PHP Web Developer
7 7 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 7 (11.11%) Senior PHP Developer
7 7 (11.11%) Senior PHP Web Developer
7 7 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.40%) CSS
1 16 (25.40%) HTML
1 16 (25.40%) jQuery
2 15 (23.81%) .NET
3 14 (22.22%) Sass
4 12 (19.05%) AngularJS
4 12 (19.05%) Web Services
5 10 (15.87%) WCF
6 9 (14.29%) HTML5
6 9 (14.29%) WinForms
7 7 (11.11%) Ext JS
7 7 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (7.94%) React
9 4 (6.35%) .NET Framework
9 4 (6.35%) Node.js
10 3 (4.76%) Ajax
10 3 (4.76%) JSON
10 3 (4.76%) Semantic HTML
11 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (3.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Replication
2 10 (15.87%) N-Tier
3 5 (7.94%) User Experience
4 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.17%) Animation
5 2 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.59%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 23 (36.51%) Linux
2 9 (14.29%) Windows
3 8 (12.70%) Debian
4 7 (11.11%) Unix
5 4 (6.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (23.81%) ETL
2 15 (23.81%) OOP
3 13 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (19.05%) SOA
5 11 (17.46%) Data Modelling
5 11 (17.46%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 8 (12.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (12.70%) Mentoring
7 8 (12.70%) OO
8 7 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (11.11%) Scrum
8 7 (11.11%) Web Development
9 6 (9.52%) DevOps
9 6 (9.52%) High Availability
9 6 (9.52%) MVC
10 5 (7.94%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 36 (57.14%) SQL
2 17 (26.98%) C#
3 16 (25.40%) JavaScript
4 13 (20.63%) T-SQL
5 12 (19.05%) PHP
6 2 (3.17%) ES6
6 2 (3.17%) Go
6 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) C
7 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Docker
2 2 (3.17%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Capistrano
1 7 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 7 (11.11%) Puppet
2 2 (3.17%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (3.17%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.05%) Tableau
3 10 (15.87%) Google
4 9 (14.29%) Percona
5 4 (6.35%) AppDynamics
6 2 (3.17%) New Relic
6 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.17%) Zend
7 1 (1.59%) Capita