Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Optimisation
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 793 830
Rank change year-on-year +12 +37 +81
Permanent jobs citing Performance Optimisation 414 457 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 305 404 388
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £32,850 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +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 156565 170492 194103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.23% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123230 141844 159582
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 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +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 21 October 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 21 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 +24 400 £50,000 -9.09% 27
UK excluding London +91 209 £42,500 -5.56% 14
London -62 184 £62,500 -3.85% 15
North of England +95 107 £40,000 -5.88% 3
North West +35 70 £42,500 -8.11% 2
East of England +36 41 £67,500 +56.98% 1
Yorkshire +56 36 £40,000 -60.00% 1
South East +28 31 £45,250 -9.50% 7
Midlands +10 11 £32,500 -16.13% 1
South West +5 10 £45,000 +80.00%
Scotland -8 9 £40,000 -3.03% 1
West Midlands +9 8 £32,500 +18.18%
East Midlands +16 3 £32,500 -43.48% 1
North East +17 1 £37,000 +23.33%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 131 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (31.16%) SQL
3 123 (29.71%) Linux
4 106 (25.60%) JavaScript
5 101 (24.40%) Java
6 99 (23.91%) TDD
7 94 (22.71%) Finance
8 89 (21.50%) CSS
9 86 (20.77%) HTML
10 85 (20.53%) Git (software)
11 84 (20.29%) Degree
11 84 (20.29%) SQL Server
12 78 (18.84%) Test Automation
13 75 (18.12%) Software Engineering
14 72 (17.39%) Computer Science
15 63 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
16 62 (14.98%) Microsoft
17 61 (14.73%) C++
17 61 (14.73%) OO
18 60 (14.49%) Windows
18 60 (14.49%) Multithreading
19 57 (13.77%) HTML5
19 57 (13.77%) AngularJS
20 56 (13.53%) Python
21 55 (13.29%) .NET
21 55 (13.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 54 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
22 54 (13.04%) Data Modelling
22 54 (13.04%) User Experience
23 53 (12.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 17 (4.11%) Apache Spark
1 17 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (2.66%) Cloud Foundry
2 11 (2.66%) IIS
3 8 (1.93%) JBoss
4 7 (1.69%) Apache
4 7 (1.69%) Apache Solr
4 7 (1.69%) GemFire
5 5 (1.21%) CMS
5 5 (1.21%) Confluence
6 4 (0.97%) nginx
6 4 (0.97%) Oracle Spatial
6 4 (0.97%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.72%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.72%) WordPress
8 2 (0.48%) Drupal
8 2 (0.48%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 25 (6.04%) Photoshop
2 21 (5.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 20 (4.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.48%) Blender
6 1 (0.24%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.17%) SAP APO
1 9 (2.17%) SAP ERP
2 8 (1.93%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (1.21%) Magento
4 4 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.72%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.72%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.48%) FastStats
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.48%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.24%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.24%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 63 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (6.28%) GitHub
3 18 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.69%) Google App Engine
5 7 (1.69%) npm
5 7 (1.69%) PaaS
6 6 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.21%) Google Analytics
7 5 (1.21%) Google Play
7 5 (1.21%) SaaS
8 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.72%) IaaS
8 3 (0.72%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.72%) Office 365
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle CX
8 3 (0.72%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.14%) Firewall
2 10 (2.42%) HTTP
2 10 (2.42%) Internet
3 9 (2.17%) LAN
4 7 (1.69%) SAN
5 5 (1.21%) DNS
6 4 (0.97%) FIX Connectivity
6 4 (0.97%) NAS
7 3 (0.72%) BGP
7 3 (0.72%) DHCP
7 3 (0.72%) EIGRP
7 3 (0.72%) MPLS
7 3 (0.72%) OSPF
7 3 (0.72%) RIP
7 3 (0.72%) Skype
7 3 (0.72%) VLAN
7 3 (0.72%) WAN
7 3 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.72%) Wireless
8 2 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 55 (13.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (12.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (12.32%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (9.18%) MySQL
6 37 (8.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (7.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (7.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 28 (6.76%) NoSQL
10 23 (5.56%) Hadoop
11 20 (4.83%) Relational Database
12 19 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (4.11%) Power BI
14 15 (3.62%) Oracle Database
15 14 (3.38%) Big Data
16 13 (3.14%) QlikView
17 12 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 11 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
18 11 (2.66%) RDBMS
19 10 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 85 (20.53%) Git (software)
2 37 (8.94%) Jenkins
3 21 (5.07%) Visual Studio
4 19 (4.59%) Selenium
5 18 (4.35%) PHPUnit
6 16 (3.86%) JIRA
6 16 (3.86%) Vagrant
7 15 (3.62%) Codeception
8 14 (3.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (3.14%) Maven
10 9 (2.17%) JUnit
10 9 (2.17%) Xcode
11 8 (1.93%) Codeship
11 8 (1.93%) Grunt
11 8 (1.93%) gulp
11 8 (1.93%) Mockito
11 8 (1.93%) Spock
12 7 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (1.69%) Subversion
12 7 (1.69%) Xdebug
General
1 94 (22.71%) Finance
2 42 (10.14%) Retail
3 24 (5.80%) Banking
4 23 (5.56%) Games
4 23 (5.56%) Marketing
5 16 (3.86%) Back Office
6 14 (3.38%) Electronics
7 13 (3.14%) Front Office
8 11 (2.66%) Telecoms
9 9 (2.17%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.21%) Advertising
10 5 (1.21%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Automotive
11 2 (0.48%) Law
11 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.48%) Publishing
11 2 (0.48%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 200 (48.31%) Developer
2 50 (12.08%) Senior Developer
3 43 (10.39%) Software Engineer
4 37 (8.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 36 (8.70%) Java Engineer
6 33 (7.97%) DBA
6 33 (7.97%) Java Software Engineer
7 31 (7.49%) SQL Developer
7 31 (7.49%) Web Developer
8 30 (7.25%) Administrator
9 28 (6.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 27 (6.52%) Senior Web Developer
11 26 (6.28%) C++ Software Engineer
12 23 (5.56%) SQL DBA
13 22 (5.31%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 21 (5.07%) Java Developer
14 21 (5.07%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 21 (5.07%) SQL Server DBA
15 20 (4.83%) Graduate
16 19 (4.59%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (21.50%) CSS
2 86 (20.77%) HTML
3 57 (13.77%) AngularJS
3 57 (13.77%) HTML5
4 55 (13.29%) .NET
5 48 (11.59%) Web Services
6 45 (10.87%) CSS3
7 39 (9.42%) REST
8 36 (8.70%) jQuery
9 31 (7.49%) React
10 29 (7.00%) Node.js
11 26 (6.28%) Backbone.js
11 26 (6.28%) XML
12 25 (6.04%) JSON
12 25 (6.04%) KnockoutJS
13 22 (5.31%) Ember.js
14 21 (5.07%) Sass
15 20 (4.83%) RESTful
16 19 (4.59%) Spring
16 19 (4.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 72 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 54 (13.04%) User Experience
3 46 (11.11%) Algorithms
4 35 (8.45%) Data Structures
5 23 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (5.07%) Replication
6 21 (5.07%) Social Media
7 17 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (3.86%) Mobile App
9 13 (3.14%) Data Centre
10 12 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (2.42%) Management Information System
11 10 (2.42%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.93%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.69%) Animation
13 7 (1.69%) Credit Risk
13 7 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.69%) Market Risk
14 6 (1.45%) Client/Server
15 5 (1.21%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 123 (29.71%) Linux
2 60 (14.49%) Windows
3 43 (10.39%) Unix
4 26 (6.28%) Apple iOS
5 23 (5.56%) Android
6 10 (2.42%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.93%) Debian
7 8 (1.93%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.45%) CentOS
10 4 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.24%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (31.64%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (23.91%) TDD
3 78 (18.84%) Test Automation
4 75 (18.12%) Software Engineering
5 61 (14.73%) OO
6 60 (14.49%) Multithreading
7 54 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 54 (13.04%) Data Modelling
8 49 (11.84%) Analytics
8 49 (11.84%) Mathematics
9 47 (11.35%) Scrum
10 46 (11.11%) Front End Development
11 45 (10.87%) Unit Testing
12 44 (10.63%) Web Development
13 42 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (9.18%) DevOps
15 37 (8.94%) Mobile Development
16 36 (8.70%) ETL
16 36 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
17 34 (8.21%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 129 (31.16%) SQL
2 106 (25.60%) JavaScript
3 101 (24.40%) Java
4 61 (14.73%) C++
5 56 (13.53%) Python
6 51 (12.32%) C#
7 39 (9.42%) PHP
8 37 (8.94%) T-SQL
9 21 (5.07%) Ruby
10 17 (4.11%) Scala
11 15 (3.62%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.66%) PowerShell
13 10 (2.42%) Shell Script
14 9 (2.17%) Apple Swift
14 9 (2.17%) C
14 9 (2.17%) Objective-C
15 7 (1.69%) ES6
15 7 (1.69%) VB
16 4 (0.97%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.97%) Go
Qualifications
1 84 (20.29%) Degree
2 39 (9.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (3.62%) MCITP
5 13 (3.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (1.21%) PhD
8 4 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.72%) MCP
9 3 (0.72%) MCSA
9 3 (0.72%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.48%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.24%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (10.87%) QA
2 7 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.97%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (6.28%) Docker
2 7 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.97%) XenApp
6 3 (0.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (0.72%) Varnish
6 3 (0.72%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (5.80%) Puppet
2 11 (2.66%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.17%) Ansible
4 7 (1.69%) Capistrano
4 7 (1.69%) Nagios
5 5 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.97%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.72%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.72%) Salt
7 3 (0.72%) Terraform
7 3 (0.72%) WSUS
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.24%) Control-M
9 1 (0.24%) Oozie
9 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.76%) SAP
2 28 (6.76%) Tableau
3 26 (6.28%) Oracle
4 25 (6.04%) Adobe
5 23 (5.56%) Google
6 13 (3.14%) VMware
7 11 (2.66%) AppDynamics
7 11 (2.66%) Terracotta
8 10 (2.42%) New Relic
9 8 (1.93%) Citrix
9 8 (1.93%) Cognizant
9 8 (1.93%) hybris
10 7 (1.69%) Percona
11 6 (1.45%) Cisco
11 6 (1.45%) Cognos
11 6 (1.45%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.97%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.97%) Zend