Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Optimisation
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 757 768 775
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 +81
Permanent jobs citing Performance Optimisation 447 491 555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 338 432 444
UK median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £33,375 £36,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -

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 161340 166576 190205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.44% 88.90%
Number of salaries quoted 127872 138128 157367
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,178 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +6.25%

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 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Performance Optimisation in the UK

Performance Optimisation
Top 14 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 12 December 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 -25 430 £50,250 -16.25% 27
London -94 217 £61,250 -5.77% 14
UK excluding London +75 207 £40,000 -11.11% 15
North of England +93 102 £40,000 -20.00% 4
North West +42 63 £42,500 -15.00% 3
East of England +39 50 £67,500 +50.00% 3
Yorkshire +60 38 £40,000 -43.86% 1
South East +8 32 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Scotland -18 10 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Midlands -19 10 £32,500 -18.75% 2
West Midlands +4 6 £32,500 -7.14%
East Midlands -2 4 £36,250 -48.21% 2
South West -9 3 £40,000 +3.90% 2
North East +3 1 £37,000 +25.42%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 146 (32.66%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (32.44%) Linux
3 127 (28.41%) SQL
4 120 (26.85%) JavaScript
5 109 (24.38%) TDD
6 104 (23.27%) CSS
7 103 (23.04%) HTML
8 99 (22.15%) Test Automation
9 90 (20.13%) Java
10 88 (19.69%) SQL Server
11 86 (19.24%) Finance
12 85 (19.02%) Degree
13 80 (17.90%) Software Engineering
13 80 (17.90%) Git (software)
14 76 (17.00%) Amazon AWS
15 73 (16.33%) HTML5
16 72 (16.11%) Windows
17 71 (15.88%) Computer Science
17 71 (15.88%) AngularJS
18 65 (14.54%) User Experience
18 65 (14.54%) OO
19 63 (14.09%) Python
19 63 (14.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 62 (13.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 62 (13.87%) C++
21 61 (13.65%) .NET
21 61 (13.65%) Microsoft
21 61 (13.65%) Multithreading
22 59 (13.20%) Data Modelling
23 58 (12.98%) CSS3

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 16 (3.58%) Apache Spark
2 15 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.24%) IIS
4 8 (1.79%) Apache Solr
5 6 (1.34%) Apache
5 6 (1.34%) GemFire
5 6 (1.34%) nginx
6 5 (1.12%) CMS
7 4 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.89%) Drupal
7 4 (0.89%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Spatial
7 4 (0.89%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.89%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.89%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.67%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (5.15%) Photoshop
2 19 (4.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 19 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.45%) Blender
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 9 (2.01%) SAP APO
1 9 (2.01%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.12%) Magento
3 4 (0.89%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.45%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.22%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 76 (17.00%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.37%) GitHub
2 24 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.79%) PaaS
4 7 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (1.57%) Google Analytics
4 7 (1.57%) Google App Engine
4 7 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.57%) Google Play
5 6 (1.34%) npm
6 4 (0.89%) IaaS
6 4 (0.89%) Office 365
6 4 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.67%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.67%) SaaS
7 3 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.58%) Firewall
2 10 (2.24%) LAN
3 9 (2.01%) HTTP
4 8 (1.79%) DNS
4 8 (1.79%) SAN
5 5 (1.12%) Internet
5 5 (1.12%) NAS
6 4 (0.89%) BGP
6 4 (0.89%) EIGRP
6 4 (0.89%) MPLS
6 4 (0.89%) OSPF
6 4 (0.89%) RIP
6 4 (0.89%) WAN
6 4 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.67%) DHCP
7 3 (0.67%) Skype
7 3 (0.67%) VLAN
7 3 (0.67%) Wireless
8 2 (0.45%) FIX Connectivity
8 2 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (19.69%) SQL Server
2 63 (14.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 62 (13.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (9.17%) MySQL
5 40 (8.95%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (8.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 34 (7.61%) SQL Server 2014
8 33 (7.38%) NoSQL
9 26 (5.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 20 (4.47%) Relational Database
12 17 (3.80%) Big Data
12 17 (3.80%) Hadoop
13 16 (3.58%) Power BI
14 12 (2.68%) RDBMS
15 11 (2.46%) Oracle Database
16 10 (2.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 10 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
17 9 (2.01%) MongoDB
17 9 (2.01%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 80 (17.90%) Git (software)
2 43 (9.62%) Jenkins
3 20 (4.47%) Visual Studio
4 17 (3.80%) PHPUnit
4 17 (3.80%) Vagrant
5 15 (3.36%) Codeception
6 14 (3.13%) Maven
7 13 (2.91%) Selenium
8 11 (2.46%) Xcode
9 9 (2.01%) Grunt
9 9 (2.01%) gulp
9 9 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (1.79%) Codeship
10 8 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (1.79%) Subversion
11 7 (1.57%) Ant
11 7 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.57%) Xdebug
12 5 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 86 (19.24%) Finance
2 33 (7.38%) Retail
3 29 (6.49%) Games
4 21 (4.70%) Banking
5 15 (3.36%) Marketing
6 14 (3.13%) Back Office
7 12 (2.68%) Front Office
8 11 (2.46%) Telecoms
9 9 (2.01%) Electronics
10 8 (1.79%) Advertising
11 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.45%) Law
13 2 (0.45%) Publishing
13 2 (0.45%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.22%) French Language
14 1 (0.22%) German Language
14 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 204 (45.64%) Developer
2 57 (12.75%) Senior Developer
3 47 (10.51%) Software Engineer
4 45 (10.07%) DBA
5 44 (9.84%) Administrator
6 37 (8.28%) Java Engineer
7 36 (8.05%) Java Software Engineer
8 35 (7.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 30 (6.71%) SQL DBA
10 29 (6.49%) SQL Server DBA
10 29 (6.49%) Web Developer
11 28 (6.26%) C++ Software Engineer
12 27 (6.04%) Graduate
13 25 (5.59%) Senior Web Developer
14 23 (5.15%) SQL Developer
15 21 (4.70%) Software Developer
16 20 (4.47%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 19 (4.25%) Architect
17 19 (4.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 19 (4.25%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (23.27%) CSS
2 103 (23.04%) HTML
3 73 (16.33%) HTML5
4 71 (15.88%) AngularJS
5 61 (13.65%) .NET
6 58 (12.98%) CSS3
7 50 (11.19%) Node.js
7 50 (11.19%) React
8 47 (10.51%) jQuery
9 42 (9.40%) Web Services
10 33 (7.38%) JSON
11 31 (6.94%) REST
12 29 (6.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 26 (5.82%) Backbone.js
13 26 (5.82%) KnockoutJS
14 25 (5.59%) LESS
15 24 (5.37%) ASP.NET
15 24 (5.37%) Sass
16 23 (5.15%) Velocity
17 22 (4.92%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 71 (15.88%) Computer Science
2 65 (14.54%) User Experience
3 49 (10.96%) Algorithms
4 37 (8.28%) Data Structures
5 31 (6.94%) Replication
6 29 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (4.25%) Data Centre
7 19 (4.25%) Social Media
8 13 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (2.68%) Mobile App
10 11 (2.46%) Clustering
11 10 (2.24%) N-Tier
12 9 (2.01%) Animation
12 9 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (2.01%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.79%) Private Cloud
14 7 (1.57%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.57%) Fintech
14 7 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 6 (1.34%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 145 (32.44%) Linux
2 72 (16.11%) Windows
3 52 (11.63%) Unix
4 23 (5.15%) Apple iOS
5 20 (4.47%) Android
6 15 (3.36%) Windows Server
7 12 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.01%) Debian
9 8 (1.79%) CentOS
9 8 (1.79%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.22%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (32.66%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (24.38%) TDD
3 99 (22.15%) Test Automation
4 80 (17.90%) Software Engineering
5 65 (14.54%) OO
6 61 (13.65%) Multithreading
7 59 (13.20%) Data Modelling
8 55 (12.30%) DevOps
8 55 (12.30%) Front End Development
9 53 (11.86%) Analytics
10 50 (11.19%) High Availability
10 50 (11.19%) Mathematics
10 50 (11.19%) Scrum
11 49 (10.96%) Unit Testing
12 48 (10.74%) BDD
13 45 (10.07%) Responsive Web Design
14 44 (9.84%) ITIL
15 43 (9.62%) Microservices
15 43 (9.62%) Web Development
16 41 (9.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 127 (28.41%) SQL
2 120 (26.85%) JavaScript
3 90 (20.13%) Java
4 63 (14.09%) Python
5 62 (13.87%) C++
6 56 (12.53%) C#
7 41 (9.17%) PHP
8 33 (7.38%) T-SQL
9 26 (5.82%) Scala
10 18 (4.03%) Ruby
11 16 (3.58%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.46%) Apple Swift
12 11 (2.46%) Objective-C
12 11 (2.46%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.01%) ES6
14 6 (1.34%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.34%) VB
15 5 (1.12%) C
15 5 (1.12%) VBA
16 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (19.02%) Degree
2 29 (6.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.70%) MCITP
5 7 (1.57%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.34%) PhD
7 4 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.67%) MCP
8 3 (0.67%) MCSA
8 3 (0.67%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.45%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.45%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.26%) QA
2 5 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.45%) TickIT
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (4.92%) Docker
2 8 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.12%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.89%) XenApp
7 3 (0.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (0.67%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.45%) Varnish
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (8.05%) Puppet
2 13 (2.91%) Kubernetes
3 10 (2.24%) Ansible
4 9 (2.01%) Nagios
5 7 (1.57%) Capistrano
5 7 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.57%) SCOM
6 5 (1.12%) Terraform
7 4 (0.89%) Salt
7 4 (0.89%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.67%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.67%) Galera Cluster
8 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.67%) WSUS
9 2 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.22%) Control-M
Vendors
1 61 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.59%) Google
3 24 (5.37%) Tableau
4 23 (5.15%) Adobe
5 21 (4.70%) Oracle
6 19 (4.25%) SAP
7 14 (3.13%) VMware
8 13 (2.91%) Terracotta
9 12 (2.68%) AppDynamics
10 11 (2.46%) New Relic
11 10 (2.24%) Percona
12 9 (2.01%) Citrix
12 9 (2.01%) CommVault
13 8 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.57%) IBM
15 6 (1.34%) Cisco
15 6 (1.34%) Cognos
15 6 (1.34%) Hyperion
16 5 (1.12%) Red Hat
16 5 (1.12%) Splunk