Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Optimisation
England > North West
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 321 335 325
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 +18
Permanent jobs citing Performance Optimisation 50 25 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 43 24 25
North West median annual salary £42,500 £56,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.44% +73.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,150 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,500 £65,000 £43,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +20.00% -13.04%

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 11,603 11,193 10,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.90% 90.43% 88.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,266 9,338 8,868
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +14 29 £42,500 -29.17% 5
Merseyside +28 11 £35,000 -30.00%
Cheshire -35 9 £47,500 +46.15% 4
Performance Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 25 (50.00%) MySQL
2 23 (46.00%) Linux
3 22 (44.00%) SQL
4 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
5 14 (28.00%) CSS
5 14 (28.00%) HTML
5 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 13 (26.00%) PHP
6 13 (26.00%) DevOps
7 12 (24.00%) High Availability
7 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (24.00%) jQuery
8 10 (20.00%) Replication
8 10 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (20.00%) .NET
8 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 10 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (20.00%) Sass
8 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 9 (18.00%) AngularJS
9 9 (18.00%) C#
9 9 (18.00%) Web Services
9 9 (18.00%) OOP
9 9 (18.00%) Debian
10 8 (16.00%) LAMP
10 8 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (16.00%) MVC

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 4 (8.00%) Apache Solr
1 4 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (8.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) Apache
2 2 (4.00%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 6 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (12.00%) Amazon ELB
2 6 (12.00%) Amazon S3
2 6 (12.00%) Route 53
2 6 (12.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (8.00%) GitHub
3 4 (8.00%) Google App Engine
3 4 (8.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.00%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (50.00%) MySQL
2 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (14.00%) OLTP
6 6 (12.00%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (10.00%) NoSQL
7 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (8.00%) Power BI
8 4 (8.00%) QlikView
8 4 (8.00%) RDBMS
8 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
9 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (4.00%) Redis
10 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (4.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (12.00%) PHPUnit
2 6 (12.00%) Vagrant
3 5 (10.00%) Selenium
4 4 (8.00%) Codeception
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (8.00%) Xdebug
5 2 (4.00%) Grunt
5 2 (4.00%) gulp
6 1 (2.00%) Gitweb
6 1 (2.00%) webpack
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Back Office
3 5 (10.00%) Retail
4 3 (6.00%) Publishing
5 1 (2.00%) Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.00%) DBA
3 9 (18.00%) SQL Developer
4 7 (14.00%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Administrator
4 7 (14.00%) MySQL DBA
5 6 (12.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (12.00%) C# Developer
5 6 (12.00%) C# Software Developer
5 6 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 6 (12.00%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Web Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Web Developer
7 4 (8.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) CSS
1 14 (28.00%) HTML
2 12 (24.00%) jQuery
3 10 (20.00%) .NET
3 10 (20.00%) Sass
4 9 (18.00%) AngularJS
4 9 (18.00%) Web Services
5 8 (16.00%) LAMP
6 7 (14.00%) HTML5
6 7 (14.00%) Node.js
7 6 (12.00%) WCF
8 5 (10.00%) WinForms
9 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (8.00%) Ext JS
9 4 (8.00%) React
9 4 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (6.00%) Backbone.js
10 3 (6.00%) CSS3
10 3 (6.00%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (6.00%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Replication
2 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.00%) N-Tier
3 5 (10.00%) User Experience
4 3 (6.00%) Animation
4 3 (6.00%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Linux
2 9 (18.00%) Debian
3 7 (14.00%) CentOS
4 4 (8.00%) Ubuntu
4 4 (8.00%) Unix
4 4 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) DevOps
2 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.00%) High Availability
3 10 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (18.00%) OOP
5 8 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (16.00%) MVC
5 8 (16.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (16.00%) SOA
5 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (14.00%) ETL
6 7 (14.00%) TDD
7 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (12.00%) Data Modelling
8 5 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (10.00%) Scrum
8 5 (10.00%) Secure Coding
8 5 (10.00%) Web Development
9 4 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.00%) SQL
2 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (26.00%) PHP
4 9 (18.00%) C#
5 6 (12.00%) Bash Shell
5 6 (12.00%) Python
5 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.00%) ES6
6 3 (6.00%) ES7
7 2 (4.00%) Go
7 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.00%) Java
8 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
1 6 (12.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Docker
2 2 (4.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Ansible
1 6 (12.00%) Nagios
2 4 (8.00%) Capistrano
2 4 (8.00%) Kubernetes
2 4 (8.00%) Puppet
3 3 (6.00%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (6.00%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.00%) New Relic
3 7 (14.00%) Percona
4 6 (12.00%) Splunk
5 5 (10.00%) Google
6 4 (8.00%) AppDynamics
6 4 (8.00%) Tableau
7 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (4.00%) Zend
9 1 (2.00%) Capita