Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Performance Tuning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Tuning over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
England > North West
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 240 183
Rank change year-on-year +26 -57 -5
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 144 126 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 0.96% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.05% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 129 111 181
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £37,500 £27,500 £33,000
90th Percentile £56,500 £53,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -

Performance Tuning 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 10,314 11,993 11,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.00% 91.58% 91.70%
Number of salaries quoted 8,311 9,526 9,524
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in the North West

Performance Tuning
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Performance Tuning in the North West

Performance Tuning
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning in the North West over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Tuning in the North West

Performance Tuning
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 Tuning within the North West region over the 6 months to 9 December 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 +33 81 £47,500 +18.75% 16
Cheshire +40 48 £45,000 - 13
Merseyside +3 12 £50,000 +17.65% 3
Lancashire +5 3 £43,750 +45.83% 2
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT jobs citing Performance Tuning 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 Tuning.

1 127 (88.19%) SQL
2 105 (72.92%) SQL Server
3 89 (61.81%) T-SQL
4 71 (49.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (42.36%) Microsoft
6 47 (32.64%) Relational Database
7 46 (31.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (27.78%) ITIL
9 38 (26.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 36 (25.00%) MongoDB
11 34 (23.61%) Windows
12 33 (22.92%) NoSQL
13 32 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 31 (21.53%) IT Strategy
15 30 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (20.83%) SQL Server 2012
16 29 (20.14%) Degree
16 29 (20.14%) SQL Server 2014
17 28 (19.44%) OLTP
18 27 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
18 27 (18.75%) High Availability
18 27 (18.75%) Server Building
19 24 (16.67%) Replication
20 23 (15.97%) DevOps
21 21 (14.58%) VMware
21 21 (14.58%) Oracle
21 21 (14.58%) Windows Server
22 20 (13.89%) Linux
23 19 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
24 18 (12.50%) Unix

Performance Tuning
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 11 (7.64%) WebLogic
2 10 (6.94%) WebSphere
3 9 (6.25%) JBoss
4 5 (3.47%) IIS
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.69%) Confluence
6 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.08%) IaaS
4 2 (1.39%) PaaS
5 1 (0.69%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.25%) Firewall
1 9 (6.25%) SAN
2 3 (2.08%) FCoE
2 3 (2.08%) iSCSI
2 3 (2.08%) NAS
3 2 (1.39%) DNS
3 2 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (72.92%) SQL Server
2 71 (49.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 47 (32.64%) Relational Database
4 46 (31.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (26.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 36 (25.00%) MongoDB
7 33 (22.92%) NoSQL
8 30 (20.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (20.14%) SQL Server 2014
10 28 (19.44%) OLTP
11 14 (9.72%) RDBMS
11 14 (9.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (7.64%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (4.86%) MySQL
14 5 (3.47%) DB2
14 5 (3.47%) OLAP
14 5 (3.47%) OLAP Cube
15 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (2.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (6.25%) Bitbucket
1 9 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.39%) JIRA
2 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.69%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (9.72%) Finance
2 4 (2.78%) Retail
3 3 (2.08%) Banking
4 2 (1.39%) Automotive
4 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Games
5 1 (0.69%) Law
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 78 (54.17%) DBA
2 57 (39.58%) SQL DBA
3 39 (27.08%) Developer
4 34 (23.61%) Administrator
5 26 (18.06%) SQL Developer
6 18 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
7 16 (11.11%) Senior DBA
7 16 (11.11%) Senior SQL DBA
8 11 (7.64%) SQL Server DBA
9 10 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.86%) Development DBA
11 6 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (4.17%) Senior SQL Server DBA
11 6 (4.17%) SSIS Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Consultant
12 5 (3.47%) Database Manager
12 5 (3.47%) Support Consultant
12 5 (3.47%) Technical Consultant
12 5 (3.47%) Technical Support
12 5 (3.47%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.47%) .NET
1 5 (3.47%) CSS
1 5 (3.47%) HTML
1 5 (3.47%) Node.js
2 3 (2.08%) XML
3 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (1.39%) RESTful
4 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.69%) jQuery
4 1 (0.69%) JSON
4 1 (0.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.69%) REST
4 1 (0.69%) Web Services
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.67%) Replication
2 16 (11.11%) Clustering
3 15 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.86%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.17%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.39%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.39%) Fintech
7 2 (1.39%) Tandem
7 2 (1.39%) User Experience
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) Life Science
8 1 (0.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.61%) Windows
2 21 (14.58%) Windows Server
3 20 (13.89%) Linux
4 18 (12.50%) Unix
5 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.39%) Solaris
7 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.69%) AIX
8 1 (0.69%) CentOS
8 1 (0.69%) HPUX
8 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.78%) ITIL
2 31 (21.53%) IT Strategy
3 30 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 27 (18.75%) High Availability
4 27 (18.75%) Server Building
5 23 (15.97%) DevOps
6 19 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (12.50%) Statistics
8 17 (11.81%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (9.72%) Scrum
10 12 (8.33%) Kanban
11 10 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.94%) ETL
12 9 (6.25%) Configuration Management
12 9 (6.25%) Deployment Automation
12 9 (6.25%) OWASP
13 8 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
13 8 (5.56%) Database Mirroring
13 8 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 127 (88.19%) SQL
2 89 (61.81%) T-SQL
3 10 (6.94%) Java
3 10 (6.94%) PowerShell
4 8 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 6 (4.17%) C#
5 6 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.39%) Elixir
7 2 (1.39%) Erlang
7 2 (1.39%) R
7 2 (1.39%) VBA
8 1 (0.69%) Go
8 1 (0.69%) Haskell
8 1 (0.69%) Ruby
8 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (20.14%) Degree
3 6 (4.17%) MCSE
4 3 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.86%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.64%) Docker
3 10 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.47%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.47%) vSphere
5 4 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.08%) Firmware
6 3 (2.08%) NFS
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (6.25%) Packer
2 3 (2.08%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.08%) vRealize
3 2 (1.39%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.39%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.69%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.69%) Rancher
Vendors
1 61 (42.36%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.58%) Oracle
2 21 (14.58%) VMware
3 10 (6.94%) Red Hat
4 9 (6.25%) Aquila
5 4 (2.78%) AppDynamics
6 3 (2.08%) 3PAR
6 3 (2.08%) RedGate
6 3 (2.08%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.08%) Veeam
6 3 (2.08%) Veritas
7 1 (0.69%) IBM
7 1 (0.69%) Progress
7 1 (0.69%) Sybase
7 1 (0.69%) TIBCO