Period
to 28 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Software Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Optimisation over the 6 months to 28 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Optimisation
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 529 800 865
Rank change year-on-year +271 +65 +72
Permanent jobs citing Software Optimisation 1 14 27
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.003% 0.018% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.004% 0.020% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 35
Median annual salary - £72,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.45% +93.75%
UK median annual salary - £52,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +68.75%

Software 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 28,116 70,629 83,465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.43% 91.45% 91.71%
Number of salaries quoted 23,240 55,412 65,858
Median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - +3.93%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%

Software Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Software Optimisation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Optimisation in the UK excluding London

Software Optimisation
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Optimisation in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Software Optimisation in the UK excluding London

Software Optimisation
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Optimisation within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 28 November 2020. 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
South East +196 1 - - 1
Software Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 28 November 2020, IT jobs citing Software 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Software Optimisation.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Core
1 1 (100.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Leadership

Software Optimisation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Leadership
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#