Period
to 24 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Performance Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Optimisation over the 6 months to 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Optimisation
UK
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 730 813 868
Rank change year-on-year +83 +55 -19
Permanent jobs citing Performance Optimisation 466 462 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 356 397 329
UK median annual salary £45,269 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.77% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,500 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -11.11%

Performance 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 158067 174907 190989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.20%
Number of salaries quoted 125117 145890 156060
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,623 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Performance Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Performance Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Optimisation in the UK

Performance Optimisation
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Performance Optimisation in the UK

Performance Optimisation
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation over the 6 months to 24 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Performance Optimisation in the UK

Performance Optimisation
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation within the UK over the 6 months to 24 August 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 +44 425 £47,500 -9.52% 29
UK excluding London +83 233 £42,500 +6.25% 12
London -16 216 £65,000 +11.40% 18
North of England +60 91 £40,000 -5.88% 6
North West +23 62 £42,500 +3.03% 6
East of England -3 33 £67,500 +73.08% 1
South East +56 30 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Wales +32 28 £45,269 -4.70%
Yorkshire +33 26 £40,000 -34.69%
Midlands +26 22 £41,250 +17.86%
South West +22 21 £45,269 +81.08% 1
West Midlands +29 16 £45,000 +63.64%
Scotland +2 8 £40,000 +11.11% 1
East Midlands +7 6 £40,000 -11.11%
North East +19 3 - -

For the 6 months to 24 August 2017, IT jobs citing Performance Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Performance Optimisation.

1 154 (33.05%) TDD
2 152 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (29.40%) Java
4 127 (27.25%) SQL
5 126 (27.04%) SQL Server
6 111 (23.82%) Linux
7 100 (21.46%) User Experience
8 98 (21.03%) Software Engineering
9 96 (20.60%) Test Automation
10 95 (20.39%) JavaScript
11 91 (19.53%) .NET
11 91 (19.53%) Web Services
11 91 (19.53%) Degree
12 87 (18.67%) Unit Testing
13 85 (18.24%) Finance
14 84 (18.03%) REST
15 83 (17.81%) Computer Science
16 82 (17.60%) HTML
16 82 (17.60%) CSS
17 81 (17.38%) C#
18 74 (15.88%) Analytics
19 73 (15.67%) Git (software)
19 73 (15.67%) BDD
20 71 (15.24%) Spring
21 70 (15.02%) SQL Server 2012
22 69 (14.81%) Microsoft
23 68 (14.59%) C++
24 65 (13.95%) RESTful
25 62 (13.30%) QA
25 62 (13.30%) Multithreading

Performance Optimisation
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 43 (9.23%) IIS
2 37 (7.94%) Tomcat
2 37 (7.94%) WebSphere
3 18 (3.86%) Apache Spark
4 14 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.58%) JBoss
6 11 (2.36%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (2.15%) Apache
7 10 (2.15%) CMS
8 7 (1.50%) GemFire
9 6 (1.29%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.07%) Confluence
10 5 (1.07%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.07%) WordPress
11 4 (0.86%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.86%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.86%) Drupal
11 4 (0.86%) Oracle Spatial
11 4 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 19 (4.08%) Photoshop
2 13 (2.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.21%) Blender
6 1 (0.21%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 12 (2.58%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (1.29%) SAP APO
2 6 (1.29%) SAP ERP
3 5 (1.07%) Magento
4 4 (0.86%) Shopify
5 3 (0.64%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.43%) FastStats
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.43%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.21%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (12.02%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.08%) Google Play
2 19 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.43%) GitHub
4 9 (1.93%) SaaS
5 6 (1.29%) PaaS
6 5 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.07%) Office 365
7 4 (0.86%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.64%) Azure Machine Learning
8 3 (0.64%) IaaS
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle CX
8 3 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.43%) Yammer
10 1 (0.21%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.22%) FIX Connectivity
2 9 (1.93%) HTTP
2 9 (1.93%) LAN
3 8 (1.72%) Firewall
4 6 (1.29%) DNS
4 6 (1.29%) Internet
4 6 (1.29%) SAN
5 5 (1.07%) Skype
6 4 (0.86%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.86%) LDAP
7 3 (0.64%) DHCP
7 3 (0.64%) NAS
7 3 (0.64%) WAN
7 3 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.43%) Broadband
8 2 (0.43%) SMTP
8 2 (0.43%) SSL
8 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.21%) FTP
9 1 (0.21%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (27.04%) SQL Server
2 70 (15.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 59 (12.66%) Data Warehouse
4 54 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (9.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (8.37%) MySQL
7 29 (6.22%) Hadoop
7 29 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (5.79%) SQL Server 2014
9 25 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (4.29%) Big Data
10 20 (4.29%) Relational Database
11 19 (4.08%) Oracle Database
12 18 (3.86%) NoSQL
12 18 (3.86%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (3.65%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (3.00%) Oracle BI EE
14 14 (3.00%) Oracle Database 12c
14 14 (3.00%) QlikView
15 11 (2.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 73 (15.67%) Git (software)
2 61 (13.09%) Visual Studio
3 45 (9.66%) Eclipse
4 44 (9.44%) Maven
5 38 (8.15%) Subversion
6 23 (4.94%) JIRA
7 22 (4.72%) Jenkins
8 20 (4.29%) Selenium
9 19 (4.08%) Xcode
10 14 (3.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 13 (2.79%) JUnit
11 13 (2.79%) PHPUnit
12 12 (2.58%) Codeception
12 12 (2.58%) gulp
12 12 (2.58%) Mockito
12 12 (2.58%) Spock
13 11 (2.36%) Grunt
14 8 (1.72%) Clang
14 8 (1.72%) Codeship
15 7 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 85 (18.24%) Finance
2 31 (6.65%) Banking
3 28 (6.01%) Front Office
4 22 (4.72%) Electronics
5 21 (4.51%) Retail
6 20 (4.29%) Games
7 16 (3.43%) Marketing
8 15 (3.22%) Investment Banking
9 10 (2.15%) Back Office
9 10 (2.15%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.50%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.29%) Advertising
11 6 (1.29%) Publishing
12 3 (0.64%) Automotive
13 2 (0.43%) Law
13 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.43%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.21%) French Language
14 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 250 (53.65%) Developer
2 70 (15.02%) Software Engineer
3 48 (10.30%) Senior Developer
4 45 (9.66%) Java Engineer
5 42 (9.01%) Java Software Engineer
6 36 (7.73%) Java Developer
7 32 (6.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 30 (6.44%) Administrator
9 28 (6.01%) SQL Developer
10 27 (5.79%) DBA
10 27 (5.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 24 (5.15%) C++ Software Engineer
12 22 (4.72%) Web Developer
13 21 (4.51%) iOS Developer
14 20 (4.29%) Android Developer
15 19 (4.08%) .NET Software Engineer
15 19 (4.08%) PHP Developer
15 19 (4.08%) SQL DBA
16 18 (3.86%) C# Software Engineer
17 17 (3.65%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (19.53%) .NET
1 91 (19.53%) Web Services
2 84 (18.03%) REST
3 82 (17.60%) CSS
3 82 (17.60%) HTML
4 71 (15.24%) Spring
5 65 (13.95%) RESTful
6 62 (13.30%) SOAP
7 61 (13.09%) Hibernate
8 55 (11.80%) HTML5
9 50 (10.73%) .NET Framework
10 49 (10.52%) EJB
11 46 (9.87%) ASP.NET
12 45 (9.66%) CSS3
13 41 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
14 40 (8.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 39 (8.37%) AngularJS
16 37 (7.94%) Java SE
16 37 (7.94%) Middleware
16 37 (7.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (21.46%) User Experience
2 83 (17.81%) Computer Science
3 55 (11.80%) Algorithms
4 36 (7.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 34 (7.30%) Mainframe
6 26 (5.58%) Data Structures
7 24 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (5.15%) Replication
8 21 (4.51%) Mobile App
9 13 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.79%) Social Media
10 8 (1.72%) SystemC
11 7 (1.50%) Credit Risk
11 7 (1.50%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.50%) Market Risk
12 6 (1.29%) BBC
12 6 (1.29%) Clustering
12 6 (1.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 111 (23.82%) Linux
2 46 (9.87%) Windows
3 36 (7.73%) Android
3 36 (7.73%) Apple iOS
4 33 (7.08%) Unix
5 13 (2.79%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.29%) Debian
7 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.43%) CentOS
9 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.21%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (33.05%) TDD
2 152 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (21.03%) Software Engineering
4 96 (20.60%) Test Automation
5 87 (18.67%) Unit Testing
6 74 (15.88%) Analytics
7 73 (15.67%) BDD
8 62 (13.30%) Multithreading
9 59 (12.66%) Business Intelligence
10 55 (11.80%) Mobile Development
11 53 (11.37%) E-Commerce
12 51 (10.94%) MVC
13 47 (10.09%) Mathematics
14 46 (9.87%) ETL
14 46 (9.87%) OO
14 46 (9.87%) Open Source
15 44 (9.44%) Continuous Deployment
16 43 (9.23%) Scrum
17 42 (9.01%) Data Modelling
18 41 (8.80%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 137 (29.40%) Java
2 127 (27.25%) SQL
3 95 (20.39%) JavaScript
4 81 (17.38%) C#
5 68 (14.59%) C++
6 44 (9.44%) T-SQL
7 41 (8.80%) Python
8 40 (8.58%) PHP
9 20 (4.29%) Apple Swift
9 20 (4.29%) Objective-C
10 19 (4.08%) PL/SQL
11 16 (3.43%) Shell Script
12 15 (3.22%) Ruby
13 13 (2.79%) C
13 13 (2.79%) ES6
14 10 (2.15%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.50%) Scala
15 7 (1.50%) VB
16 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 91 (19.53%) Degree
2 34 (7.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.79%) MCITP
4 13 (2.79%) PhD
5 9 (1.93%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.43%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.43%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.21%) CISM
9 1 (0.21%) CISSP
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (13.30%) QA
2 36 (7.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 36 (7.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.86%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (3.86%) Docker
2 8 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 3 (0.64%) HDFS
3 3 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.64%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.43%) XenApp
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.21%) Varnish
5 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (3.00%) Puppet
2 8 (1.72%) Ansible
3 4 (0.86%) Capistrano
3 4 (0.86%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.64%) Oozie
4 3 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.43%) Nagios
5 2 (0.43%) Plesk
5 2 (0.43%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.21%) Control-M
6 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.21%) QRadar
6 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.58%) IBM
3 32 (6.87%) Oracle
4 31 (6.65%) Google
5 27 (5.79%) SAP
6 26 (5.58%) Tableau
7 17 (3.65%) Adobe
8 15 (3.22%) Cognizant
9 13 (2.79%) Bloomberg
10 12 (2.58%) hybris
11 9 (1.93%) VMware
12 7 (1.50%) Apple
12 7 (1.50%) Cisco
13 6 (1.29%) TOWER Software
14 5 (1.07%) Cognos
14 5 (1.07%) Hyperion
14 5 (1.07%) Terracotta
15 4 (0.86%) Citrix
15 4 (0.86%) Perforce
15 4 (0.86%) Riverbed