Period
to 17 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Performance Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1143 1150 1213
Rank change year-on-year +7 +63 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Performance Engineer 34 91 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.047% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.049% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 29 63 66
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £45,245
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% +43.66% -13.82%
10th Percentile £33,000 £46,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £91,000 £100,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +2.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 167571 185058 210150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134222 155169 174108
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Performance Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Performance Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Engineer in the UK

Performance Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Performance Engineer in the UK

Performance Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Engineer over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Performance Engineer in the UK

Performance Engineer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. 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
England +8 32 £55,000 -15.38% 4
London +3 24 £55,000 -26.17% 2
UK excluding London +17 10 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Midlands +40 2 £55,000 -45.00%
West Midlands +32 2 £55,000 -45.00%
East of England +11 2 £57,500 -
North of England -11 2 £51,250 -
Northern Ireland -29 2 £36,000 +2.86%
South East +60 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +19 1 £55,000 +10.00%
South West +13 1 - - 1
North West -11 1 £47,500 -52.50%
Wales - 1 - -

Performance Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, Performance Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Performance Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (73.53%) Performance Engineering
2 18 (52.94%) Finance
3 17 (50.00%) Java
3 17 (50.00%) Linux
4 14 (41.18%) Performance Testing
5 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
5 13 (38.24%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (29.41%) Banking
7 10 (29.41%) JMeter
7 10 (29.41%) C#
7 10 (29.41%) .NET
7 10 (29.41%) Microservices
8 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
8 9 (26.47%) SQL
8 9 (26.47%) Degree
9 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (23.53%) QA
9 8 (23.53%) BDD
9 8 (23.53%) Windows
10 7 (20.59%) Splunk
10 7 (20.59%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (20.59%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (17.65%) Load Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
11 6 (17.65%) Regular Expression
11 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
11 6 (17.65%) Python
11 6 (17.65%) LoadRunner
11 6 (17.65%) Shell Script

Performance Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.82%) JBoss
3 2 (5.88%) Apache
3 2 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.94%) Akamai
4 1 (2.94%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) JMeter
2 6 (17.65%) Gatling
2 6 (17.65%) LoadRunner
3 4 (11.76%) Selenium
3 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.82%) JIRA
4 3 (8.82%) LoadUI
4 3 (8.82%) Maven
4 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.88%) Bitbucket
5 2 (5.88%) JBehave
5 2 (5.88%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.88%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.94%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.94%) Ranorex
General
1 18 (52.94%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Financial Institution
3 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) .NET
2 6 (17.65%) Regular Expression
3 5 (14.71%) Web Services
4 4 (11.76%) Node.js
5 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (2.94%) LAMP
6 1 (2.94%) Middleware
6 1 (2.94%) REST
6 1 (2.94%) SOAP
6 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
1 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (11.76%) Blog
2 4 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (23.53%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) Unix
4 2 (5.88%) Android
4 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Performance Engineering
2 14 (41.18%) Performance Testing
3 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
4 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (29.41%) Microservices
6 8 (23.53%) BDD
7 7 (20.59%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (20.59%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (17.65%) Load Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
9 5 (14.71%) Benchmarking
9 5 (14.71%) Open Source
10 4 (11.76%) Acceptance Criteria
10 4 (11.76%) B2B
10 4 (11.76%) B2C
10 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (11.76%) Dashboard Development
10 4 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (11.76%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (29.41%) C#
3 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
3 9 (26.47%) SQL
4 6 (17.65%) Python
4 6 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
6 3 (8.82%) Perl
7 2 (5.88%) C
8 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) logstash
2 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.94%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.94%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Splunk
2 3 (8.82%) AppDynamics
3 2 (5.88%) HP
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle