Period
to 21 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Optimisation
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 589 748 754
Rank change year-on-year +159 +6 +44
Permanent jobs citing Performance Optimisation 182 305 369
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 211 223 289
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +13.86%
10th Percentile £38,500 £37,630 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £90,000 £86,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £52,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year +2.38% +2.44% +20.59%

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 58,876 116,316 139,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.35% 92.12% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 47,493 93,197 111,139
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,569 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +1.27% -

Performance Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Optimisation in the UK

Performance Optimisation
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Performance Optimisation.

Salary trend for Performance Optimisation in the UK

Performance Optimisation
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Performance Optimisation over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 +146 173 £60,000 +9.09% 34
London +177 99 £60,000 -15.79% 9
UK excluding London +107 76 £53,750 +2.38% 25
Work from Home -33 59 £60,000 +11.63% 1
North of England +64 30 £39,000 -25.71% 6
South West +66 17 £52,500 +5.00% 2
South East +152 16 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Yorkshire +46 16 £38,500 +2.67% 1
North West +51 10 £65,000 +23.81% 5
Midlands +88 5 £55,000 +46.67% 8
West Midlands +67 5 £55,000 +47.43% 5
East of England +71 4 £60,000 +14.29% 4
Scotland +40 4 £55,000 -18.52% 1
North East +24 4 £50,000 +16.51%

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, IT jobs citing Performance 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 with a requirement for Performance Optimisation.

1 94 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (50.55%) JavaScript
3 76 (41.76%) CSS
4 75 (41.21%) HTML
5 66 (36.26%) User Experience
6 61 (33.52%) AngularJS
7 54 (29.67%) Azure
8 52 (28.57%) Git (software)
9 51 (28.02%) React
10 50 (27.47%) SQL
11 49 (26.92%) Front End Development
12 46 (25.27%) Java
12 46 (25.27%) AWS
13 42 (23.08%) Finance
13 42 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
13 42 (23.08%) DevOps
14 40 (21.98%) Mobile Development
15 37 (20.33%) Python
16 35 (19.23%) Unit Testing
16 35 (19.23%) T-SQL
16 35 (19.23%) SaaS
16 35 (19.23%) HTML5
17 33 (18.13%) SQL Server
18 32 (17.58%) Scrum
18 32 (17.58%) Node.js
19 31 (17.03%) TypeScript
19 31 (17.03%) Serverless
19 31 (17.03%) Software Engineering
19 31 (17.03%) QA
20 30 (16.48%) Android

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 19 (10.44%) Confluence
2 14 (7.69%) CMS
3 13 (7.14%) IIS
4 10 (5.49%) Headless CMS
4 10 (5.49%) Umbraco
5 4 (2.20%) WordPress
6 3 (1.65%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.65%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.55%) Apache
8 1 (0.55%) Drupal
8 1 (0.55%) nginx
8 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (7.69%) Zeplin
2 10 (5.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 10 (5.49%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.55%) Figma
3 1 (0.55%) InVision
3 1 (0.55%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Magento
2 3 (1.65%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 54 (29.67%) Azure
2 46 (25.27%) AWS
3 35 (19.23%) SaaS
4 31 (17.03%) Serverless
5 28 (15.38%) GCP
6 7 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (3.85%) Power Platform
7 6 (3.30%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (2.75%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.20%) GitHub
10 3 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.65%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (1.65%) Amazon EKS
10 3 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.65%) IaaS
10 3 (1.65%) Oracle CX
10 3 (1.65%) PaaS
10 3 (1.65%) Route 53
10 3 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.09%) TCP/IP
2 19 (10.44%) HTTP
3 2 (1.10%) DNS
3 2 (1.10%) WAN
4 1 (0.55%) DHCP
4 1 (0.55%) Firewall
4 1 (0.55%) Network Security
4 1 (0.55%) SSL
4 1 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.13%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.09%) MySQL
2 22 (12.09%) NoSQL
2 22 (12.09%) Relational Database
3 14 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.85%) Power BI
6 6 (3.30%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.75%) Data Lake
7 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.20%) OLTP
9 3 (1.65%) Amazon Aurora
9 3 (1.65%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.65%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.10%) Hazelcast
10 2 (1.10%) KDB
Development Applications
1 52 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 25 (13.74%) gulp
3 22 (12.09%) JIRA
4 16 (8.79%) Grunt
5 15 (8.24%) Bitbucket
6 14 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (7.14%) MSTest
7 13 (7.14%) NUnit
7 13 (7.14%) SpecFlow
7 13 (7.14%) TeamCity
8 12 (6.59%) webpack
9 10 (5.49%) Babel
10 9 (4.95%) Jenkins
11 5 (2.75%) Mocha
12 2 (1.10%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.10%) Cypress.io
12 2 (1.10%) Gradle
12 2 (1.10%) Maven
12 2 (1.10%) PHPUnit
12 2 (1.10%) Selenium
General
1 42 (23.08%) Finance
2 28 (15.38%) Marketing
3 25 (13.74%) Games
4 19 (10.44%) Banking
4 19 (10.44%) Public Sector
5 18 (9.89%) Telecoms
6 16 (8.79%) Electronics
6 16 (8.79%) Manufacturing
7 9 (4.95%) Investment Banking
8 8 (4.40%) French Language
9 5 (2.75%) iGaming
10 3 (1.65%) Front Office
11 2 (1.10%) Retail
12 1 (0.55%) Automotive
12 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 122 (67.03%) Developer
2 50 (27.47%) Senior Developer
3 36 (19.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 21 (11.54%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 19 (10.44%) Python Developer
5 19 (10.44%) Senior Python Developer
6 17 (9.34%) Java Developer
7 14 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 14 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (7.69%) C# Developer
8 13 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 13 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 13 (7.14%) Software Engineer
9 12 (6.59%) Full Stack Developer
10 11 (6.04%) Senior Software Engineer
11 9 (4.95%) Architect
12 7 (3.85%) HTML Developer
12 7 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (3.85%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (41.76%) CSS
2 75 (41.21%) HTML
3 61 (33.52%) AngularJS
4 51 (28.02%) React
5 35 (19.23%) HTML5
6 32 (17.58%) Node.js
7 23 (12.64%) .NET
8 20 (10.99%) RESTful
8 20 (10.99%) Sass
9 19 (10.44%) Spring
10 17 (9.34%) CSS3
10 17 (9.34%) Vue.js
11 16 (8.79%) LESS
12 14 (7.69%) ASP.NET
12 14 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (7.69%) React Native
12 14 (7.69%) Spring Boot
13 13 (7.14%) ASP.NET Core
13 13 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (7.14%) Blazor
Miscellaneous
1 66 (36.26%) User Experience
2 42 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (10.44%) Online Games
4 17 (9.34%) Virtual Team
5 16 (8.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (8.24%) Replication
7 7 (3.85%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.75%) NHS
9 4 (2.20%) Media Streaming
9 4 (2.20%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.20%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.20%) Video\Live Streaming
10 3 (1.65%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.65%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.10%) CMDB
11 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.10%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.48%) Android
2 11 (6.04%) Apple iOS
3 10 (5.49%) Linux
4 3 (1.65%) Windows
5 2 (1.10%) Unix
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (26.92%) Front End Development
3 42 (23.08%) DevOps
4 40 (21.98%) Mobile Development
5 35 (19.23%) Unit Testing
6 32 (17.58%) Scrum
7 31 (17.03%) Software Engineering
8 29 (15.93%) Android Development
8 29 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (14.84%) Analytics
10 24 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (13.19%) Microservices
10 24 (13.19%) OO
10 24 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (12.64%) Artificial Intelligence
11 23 (12.64%) Machine Learning
11 23 (12.64%) Test Automation
12 22 (12.09%) Concurrent Programming
13 21 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
13 21 (11.54%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 92 (50.55%) JavaScript
2 50 (27.47%) SQL
3 46 (25.27%) Java
4 37 (20.33%) Python
5 35 (19.23%) T-SQL
6 31 (17.03%) TypeScript
7 24 (13.19%) C#
8 13 (7.14%) Java 8
9 11 (6.04%) Kotlin
9 11 (6.04%) Scala
10 9 (4.95%) PHP
11 8 (4.40%) Ruby
12 4 (2.20%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.65%) C++
13 3 (1.65%) Go
14 2 (1.10%) BrightScript
14 2 (1.10%) Groovy
14 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (3.30%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.75%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.20%) Degree
4 3 (1.65%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.10%) CCNA
5 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.10%) MCP
5 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.10%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (17.03%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) GDPR
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (4.95%) Docker
2 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (4.95%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.20%) Ansible
2 4 (2.20%) Terraform
3 1 (0.55%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.55%) Nagios
3 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.55%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (12.64%) Google
2 19 (10.44%) Apple
3 17 (9.34%) Microsoft
4 16 (8.79%) SAP
5 15 (8.24%) Atlassian
6 11 (6.04%) Solace
7 10 (5.49%) Adobe
7 10 (5.49%) Oracle
7 10 (5.49%) Xamarin
8 5 (2.75%) ATG
8 5 (2.75%) Demandware
8 5 (2.75%) hybris
9 4 (2.20%) Facebook
9 4 (2.20%) Twitter
10 2 (1.10%) Cisco
10 2 (1.10%) Cognizant
10 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.10%) Roku
11 1 (0.55%) IBM
11 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com