Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
England > North West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 237 190
Rank change year-on-year +23 -47 -42
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 153 128 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.30% 1.01% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.10% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 132 98 154
North West median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £38,750 £27,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,746 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.46% -7.74% +10.00%

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 10,700 11,594 10,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.90% 91.16% 90.95%
Number of salaries quoted 8,575 9,228 9,176
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +43 88 £47,500 +18.75% 19
Cheshire +6 44 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Merseyside +12 20 £55,000 +37.50% 5
Lancashire +3 1 £44,500 +48.33%
Performance Tuning
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 124 (81.05%) SQL
2 103 (67.32%) SQL Server
3 83 (54.25%) T-SQL
4 71 (46.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (39.87%) Microsoft
6 47 (30.72%) Relational Database
7 46 (30.07%) MongoDB
8 44 (28.76%) ITIL
9 41 (26.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 39 (25.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 36 (23.53%) NoSQL
12 35 (22.88%) Windows
13 34 (22.22%) IT Strategy
14 33 (21.57%) High Availability
14 33 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 32 (20.92%) Degree
15 32 (20.92%) Server Building
16 30 (19.61%) SQL Server 2014
16 30 (19.61%) Linux
17 28 (18.30%) VMware
17 28 (18.30%) SQL Server 2012
18 27 (17.65%) OLTP
19 26 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
20 25 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
21 24 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
22 23 (15.03%) Replication
23 22 (14.38%) Oracle
24 21 (13.73%) Clustering
24 21 (13.73%) DevOps
25 20 (13.07%) 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 15 (9.80%) WebLogic
2 13 (8.50%) JBoss
3 10 (6.54%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.27%) IIS
5 4 (2.61%) Apache
5 4 (2.61%) nginx
5 4 (2.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.65%) Confluence
8 1 (0.65%) SAS
8 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.92%) IaaS
3 5 (3.27%) PaaS
4 4 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.96%) SaaS
6 2 (1.31%) Office 365
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.50%) Firewall
2 6 (3.92%) DNS
2 6 (3.92%) SAN
3 3 (1.96%) HTTP
3 3 (1.96%) Internet
3 3 (1.96%) SMTP
3 3 (1.96%) SSL
4 2 (1.31%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.65%) Broadband
5 1 (0.65%) DHCP
5 1 (0.65%) LAN
5 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (67.32%) SQL Server
2 71 (46.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 47 (30.72%) Relational Database
4 46 (30.07%) MongoDB
5 41 (26.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (25.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (23.53%) NoSQL
8 30 (19.61%) SQL Server 2014
9 28 (18.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (17.65%) OLTP
11 18 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (10.46%) MySQL
13 14 (9.15%) RDBMS
14 12 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (7.19%) SQL Server 2016
16 6 (3.92%) Oracle Database
17 5 (3.27%) Big Data
17 5 (3.27%) OLAP
17 5 (3.27%) OLAP Cube
18 3 (1.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Bitbucket
1 9 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.61%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.31%) JIRA
5 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (12.42%) Finance
2 5 (3.27%) Banking
3 3 (1.96%) Retail
4 2 (1.31%) Games
4 2 (1.31%) Law
4 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Automotive
5 1 (0.65%) French Language
5 1 (0.65%) German Language
5 1 (0.65%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (48.37%) DBA
2 57 (37.25%) SQL DBA
3 42 (27.45%) Administrator
4 35 (22.88%) Developer
5 22 (14.38%) SQL Developer
6 16 (10.46%) SQL Server Developer
7 10 (6.54%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) SQL Server DBA
8 8 (5.23%) Senior DBA
8 8 (5.23%) Senior SQL DBA
9 7 (4.58%) Development DBA
10 6 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (3.92%) Senior Manager
11 5 (3.27%) Consultant
11 5 (3.27%) Database Manager
11 5 (3.27%) SSIS Developer
11 5 (3.27%) Support Consultant
11 5 (3.27%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (3.27%) Technical Support
11 5 (3.27%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.27%) Node.js
2 4 (2.61%) .NET
2 4 (2.61%) CSS
2 4 (2.61%) HTML
2 4 (2.61%) J2EE
2 4 (2.61%) JAAS
2 4 (2.61%) RESTful
3 3 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (1.96%) WebCenter
4 2 (1.31%) LAMP
4 2 (1.31%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.31%) Middleware
5 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.65%) REST
5 1 (0.65%) Web Services
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.03%) Replication
2 21 (13.73%) Clustering
3 13 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.23%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.58%) Tandem
6 6 (3.92%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.92%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.96%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.96%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.65%) AS400
9 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Storwize
9 1 (0.65%) iSeries
9 1 (0.65%) Life Science
9 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.65%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.88%) Windows
2 30 (19.61%) Linux
3 20 (13.07%) Unix
4 18 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 11 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.27%) CentOS
8 3 (1.96%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.31%) Solaris
9 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.65%) AIX
10 1 (0.65%) HPUX
10 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.76%) ITIL
2 34 (22.22%) IT Strategy
3 33 (21.57%) High Availability
4 32 (20.92%) Server Building
5 25 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (13.73%) DevOps
8 16 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (9.80%) Statistics
10 14 (9.15%) Scrum
11 12 (7.84%) ETL
12 10 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (6.54%) Kanban
13 9 (5.88%) Change Control
13 9 (5.88%) Configuration Management
13 9 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
13 9 (5.88%) OWASP
13 9 (5.88%) Release Management
14 8 (5.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 124 (81.05%) SQL
2 83 (54.25%) T-SQL
3 15 (9.80%) Java
4 11 (7.19%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.92%) Ruby
5 6 (3.92%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.27%) C#
6 5 (3.27%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.27%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.61%) Erlang
8 3 (1.96%) Perl
8 3 (1.96%) Python
9 2 (1.31%) Elixir
9 2 (1.31%) Go
9 2 (1.31%) Haskell
9 2 (1.31%) R
9 2 (1.31%) Scala
9 2 (1.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (20.92%) Degree
3 7 (4.58%) MCSE
4 5 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.96%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.31%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.65%) RHCA
7 1 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.23%) QA
2 7 (4.58%) SLA
3 6 (3.92%) GDPR
4 4 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (11.11%) Docker
3 8 (5.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.23%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.61%) Firmware
6 4 (2.61%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (8.50%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (5.88%) Packer
2 9 (5.88%) SQL Sentry
3 7 (4.58%) Kubernetes
3 7 (4.58%) Rancher
4 4 (2.61%) CFEngine
4 4 (2.61%) Puppet
5 3 (1.96%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.96%) Nagios
6 2 (1.31%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 61 (39.87%) Microsoft
2 28 (18.30%) VMware
3 22 (14.38%) Oracle
4 10 (6.54%) Red Hat
5 9 (5.88%) Aquila
6 7 (4.58%) RedGate
7 6 (3.92%) SolarWinds
8 5 (3.27%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.96%) Cisco
9 3 (1.96%) Meraki
9 3 (1.96%) New Relic
10 2 (1.31%) IBM
11 1 (0.65%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.65%) Dell
11 1 (0.65%) HP
11 1 (0.65%) Mitel
11 1 (0.65%) Progress
11 1 (0.65%) Sybase
11 1 (0.65%) Teradata
11 1 (0.65%) TIBCO