Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
England > North West
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 239 208
Rank change year-on-year +18 -31 -70
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 136 140 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.12% 1.07% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.17% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 112 95 116
North West median annual salary £47,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £36,250 £27,500 £32,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £63,500
England median annual salary £52,276 £50,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% -7.41% +8.00%

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 11,066 11,971 10,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.33% 91.30% 90.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8,893 9,652 8,746
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 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 20 August 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 20 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 +36 77 £47,500 +18.75% 16
Cheshire -23 28 £45,000 +3.45% 6
Merseyside +21 20 £47,500 +43.94% 5
Lancashire +8 11 £37,500 -16.67%
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 103 (75.74%) SQL
2 95 (69.85%) SQL Server
3 64 (47.06%) T-SQL
4 57 (41.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 49 (36.03%) Microsoft
6 37 (27.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (26.47%) Windows
8 33 (24.26%) MongoDB
9 31 (22.79%) Relational Database
10 30 (22.06%) High Availability
10 30 (22.06%) Linux
10 30 (22.06%) ITIL
11 26 (19.12%) VMware
11 26 (19.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (18.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 25 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (18.38%) Unix
12 25 (18.38%) Oracle
13 24 (17.65%) NoSQL
14 23 (16.91%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (16.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (16.18%) PowerShell
15 22 (16.18%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (16.18%) Clustering
15 22 (16.18%) IT Strategy
16 20 (14.71%) Server Building
17 19 (13.97%) DevOps
17 19 (13.97%) Degree
18 18 (13.24%) Replication
18 18 (13.24%) Disaster Recovery

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 13 (9.56%) WebLogic
2 10 (7.35%) JBoss
3 8 (5.88%) IIS
3 8 (5.88%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.94%) Apache
4 4 (2.94%) nginx
4 4 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.21%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.21%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (2.21%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.74%) Confluence
7 1 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.15%) SaaS
4 5 (3.68%) IaaS
4 5 (3.68%) Office 365
5 4 (2.94%) PaaS
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.35%) Firewall
2 7 (5.15%) SAN
3 4 (2.94%) DNS
4 3 (2.21%) HTTP
4 3 (2.21%) Internet
4 3 (2.21%) SMTP
4 3 (2.21%) SSL
5 1 (0.74%) Broadband
5 1 (0.74%) DHCP
5 1 (0.74%) LAN
5 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (69.85%) SQL Server
2 57 (41.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (27.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (24.26%) MongoDB
5 31 (22.79%) Relational Database
6 26 (19.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (18.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (17.65%) NoSQL
9 22 (16.18%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (13.24%) MySQL
11 17 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
12 13 (9.56%) OLTP
13 12 (8.82%) RDBMS
14 10 (7.35%) OLAP
14 10 (7.35%) OLAP Cube
15 9 (6.62%) Big Data
16 8 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
17 7 (5.15%) Hadoop
17 7 (5.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.41%) Bitbucket
3 6 (4.41%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.68%) Selenium
5 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (2.94%) Subversion
6 3 (2.21%) JIRA
6 3 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.47%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.74%) CA Release Automation
8 1 (0.74%) Moq
8 1 (0.74%) MSTest
8 1 (0.74%) NUnit
8 1 (0.74%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (10.29%) Finance
2 6 (4.41%) Banking
3 3 (2.21%) Legal
3 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.47%) Games
4 2 (1.47%) Law
5 1 (0.74%) French Language
5 1 (0.74%) German Language
5 1 (0.74%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (41.91%) DBA
2 42 (30.88%) SQL DBA
3 35 (25.74%) Developer
4 33 (24.26%) Administrator
5 18 (13.24%) SQL Developer
6 12 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 12 (8.82%) SQL Server Developer
6 12 (8.82%) SSIS Developer
7 9 (6.62%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.62%) SSRS Developer
8 8 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
9 5 (3.68%) Consultant
9 5 (3.68%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Support Consultant
9 5 (3.68%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (3.68%) Technical Support
9 5 (3.68%) Technical Support Consultant
10 4 (2.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) WebLogic Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.35%) .NET
2 4 (2.94%) J2EE
2 4 (2.94%) JAAS
2 4 (2.94%) REST
2 4 (2.94%) Web Services
3 3 (2.21%) Middleware
3 3 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.21%) RESTful
3 3 (2.21%) WebCenter
4 2 (1.47%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (1.47%) LAMP
4 2 (1.47%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.74%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.74%) MDX
5 1 (0.74%) WCF
5 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.18%) Clustering
2 18 (13.24%) Replication
3 14 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.15%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.15%) Tandem
5 6 (4.41%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.21%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.21%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.21%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.47%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.74%) AS400
9 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.74%) IBM Storwize
9 1 (0.74%) iSeries
9 1 (0.74%) Life Science
9 1 (0.74%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 36 (26.47%) Windows
2 30 (22.06%) Linux
3 25 (18.38%) Unix
4 18 (13.24%) Windows Server
5 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (8.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.62%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.41%) CentOS
8 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.21%) Solaris
9 3 (2.21%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.47%) AIX
10 2 (1.47%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.06%) High Availability
1 30 (22.06%) ITIL
2 25 (18.38%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (16.18%) IT Strategy
4 20 (14.71%) Server Building
5 19 (13.97%) DevOps
6 18 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (13.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (12.50%) Statistics
8 15 (11.03%) ETL
9 14 (10.29%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (10.29%) Test Automation
10 13 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (9.56%) Scrum
11 9 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (6.62%) Mentoring
11 9 (6.62%) Task Automation
12 8 (5.88%) Data Visualisation
12 8 (5.88%) Kanban
12 8 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 103 (75.74%) SQL
2 64 (47.06%) T-SQL
3 22 (16.18%) PowerShell
4 13 (9.56%) Java
5 8 (5.88%) VBA
6 6 (4.41%) Ruby
6 6 (4.41%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.94%) C#
7 4 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.94%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.21%) Erlang
8 3 (2.21%) Perl
8 3 (2.21%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.21%) Python
9 2 (1.47%) Go
9 2 (1.47%) Haskell
9 2 (1.47%) Scala
9 2 (1.47%) VB
9 2 (1.47%) VBScript
10 1 (0.74%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 23 (16.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (13.97%) Degree
3 8 (5.88%) MCSE
4 6 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.21%) Postgraduate
6 3 (2.21%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.47%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.74%) RHCA
8 1 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) SLA
2 6 (4.41%) GDPR
3 5 (3.68%) QA
4 4 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.47%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (16.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (9.56%) Docker
3 9 (6.62%) Active Directory
4 8 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.94%) Firmware
7 4 (2.94%) VirtualBox
8 3 (2.21%) BitLocker
8 3 (2.21%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (2.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (8.09%) SQL Sentry
2 10 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.15%) Kubernetes
3 7 (5.15%) Rancher
4 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (4.41%) Packer
5 4 (2.94%) CFEngine
5 4 (2.94%) Puppet
6 3 (2.21%) Data Guard
6 3 (2.21%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (2.21%) Nagios
6 3 (2.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.21%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (2.21%) SCCM
7 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 49 (36.03%) Microsoft
2 26 (19.12%) VMware
3 25 (18.38%) Oracle
4 9 (6.62%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.41%) Aquila
5 6 (4.41%) RedGate
6 5 (3.68%) AppDynamics
7 4 (2.94%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.21%) Cisco
8 3 (2.21%) IBM
8 3 (2.21%) Meraki
8 3 (2.21%) New Relic
9 2 (1.47%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.74%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.74%) Dell
10 1 (0.74%) HP
10 1 (0.74%) Mitel
10 1 (0.74%) Progress
10 1 (0.74%) Sybase
10 1 (0.74%) Teradata