Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Optimisation
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 785 724 727
Rank change year-on-year -61 +3 +92
Permanent jobs citing Performance Optimisation 406 483 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.31% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 329 418 529
UK median annual salary £52,500 £58,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.64% +17.50% -13.04%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,600 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £75,000
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 156,488 156,273 187,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.87% 89.55% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 127,328 128,676 155,037
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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 -40 394 £52,500 -12.50% 62
London -68 231 £60,000 -7.69% 24
UK excluding London -3 167 £42,500 -5.56% 41
North of England +61 74 £42,500 -19.05% 18
North West +23 46 £45,000 -25.00% 17
East of England +6 38 £28,500 -36.67% 5
Yorkshire +43 27 £40,000 -3.61%
South East -1 27 £60,000 +14.29% 11
South West +2 10 £35,500 -38.26%
East Midlands -13 10 £40,000 -9.74% 3
Midlands -28 10 £40,000 -3.03% 4
Scotland -23 7 £47,500 +46.15% 3
North East -16 1 £37,000 +25.42% 1
Northern Ireland -23 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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.

1 149 (36.70%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (34.73%) Linux
3 125 (30.79%) JavaScript
4 107 (26.35%) TDD
5 106 (26.11%) SQL
6 104 (25.62%) CSS
7 103 (25.37%) HTML
8 93 (22.91%) Test Automation
9 85 (20.94%) DevOps
10 80 (19.70%) Java
10 80 (19.70%) Python
11 78 (19.21%) Degree
12 76 (18.72%) Amazon AWS
12 76 (18.72%) AngularJS
13 70 (17.24%) Git (software)
13 70 (17.24%) HTML5
14 68 (16.75%) Software Engineering
14 68 (16.75%) .NET
14 68 (16.75%) SQL Server
15 67 (16.50%) Finance
16 63 (15.52%) CSS3
16 63 (15.52%) React
17 61 (15.02%) Computer Science
18 60 (14.78%) Node.js
18 60 (14.78%) Scrum
18 60 (14.78%) C#
18 60 (14.78%) User Experience
19 59 (14.53%) Windows
20 57 (14.04%) Front End Development
21 55 (13.55%) MVC

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 11 (2.71%) Apache
2 10 (2.46%) Umbraco
3 9 (2.22%) CMS
3 9 (2.22%) IIS
3 9 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.97%) nginx
5 7 (1.72%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.23%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.23%) NetWeaver
7 4 (0.99%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.74%) DNN
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.49%) Drupal
10 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (4.68%) Photoshop
2 17 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.74%) Blender
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.99%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.74%) Magento
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.74%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.74%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 76 (18.72%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.20%) GitHub
4 11 (2.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 11 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (2.71%) Amazon S3
4 11 (2.71%) Route 53
4 11 (2.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (2.46%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (1.97%) PaaS
7 6 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.48%) Google Analytics
7 6 (1.48%) Google Play
7 6 (1.48%) npm
8 5 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.74%) Heroku
9 3 (0.74%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.74%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.68%) Firewall
2 16 (3.94%) DNS
3 7 (1.72%) HTTP
3 7 (1.72%) Internet
4 6 (1.48%) Wireless
5 5 (1.23%) BGP
5 5 (1.23%) DHCP
5 5 (1.23%) MPLS
5 5 (1.23%) NAS
5 5 (1.23%) OSPF
5 5 (1.23%) SAN
6 4 (0.99%) EIGRP
6 4 (0.99%) RIP
7 3 (0.74%) Broadband
7 3 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.49%) LAN
8 2 (0.49%) SMS
8 2 (0.49%) VLAN
8 2 (0.49%) VoIP
8 2 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (16.75%) SQL Server
2 48 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 48 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (10.59%) MySQL
4 30 (7.39%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (6.90%) NoSQL
5 28 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (5.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (4.19%) Big Data
10 12 (2.96%) Power BI
11 11 (2.71%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (2.46%) Oracle Database
13 9 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.97%) DB2
14 8 (1.97%) QlikView
15 7 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 7 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 70 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 54 (13.30%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.68%) Grunt
4 18 (4.43%) gulp
4 18 (4.43%) Visual Studio
5 16 (3.94%) Subversion
6 14 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (3.20%) Vagrant
8 10 (2.46%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.46%) Xcode
9 9 (2.22%) Maven
10 8 (1.97%) Ant
10 8 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (1.72%) PHPUnit
12 6 (1.48%) Selenium
13 5 (1.23%) Codeception
13 5 (1.23%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.99%) GitLab
General
1 67 (16.50%) Finance
2 25 (6.16%) Retail
3 23 (5.67%) Games
4 19 (4.68%) Marketing
5 9 (2.22%) Banking
6 7 (1.72%) Advertising
6 7 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.48%) Back Office
8 4 (0.99%) Front Office
9 3 (0.74%) Electronics
9 3 (0.74%) Publishing
10 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 172 (42.36%) Developer
2 44 (10.84%) Senior Developer
3 42 (10.34%) DBA
4 37 (9.11%) Administrator
5 36 (8.87%) Software Engineer
6 28 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 27 (6.65%) React Developer
8 25 (6.16%) SQL DBA
9 22 (5.42%) Java Engineer
9 22 (5.42%) Java Software Engineer
9 22 (5.42%) Linux Engineer
9 22 (5.42%) Node.js Developer
10 21 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (5.17%) Graduate
11 20 (4.93%) SQL Server DBA
12 17 (4.19%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 16 (3.94%) Analyst
13 16 (3.94%) C++ Software Engineer
13 16 (3.94%) JavaScript Developer
13 16 (3.94%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (25.62%) CSS
2 103 (25.37%) HTML
3 76 (18.72%) AngularJS
4 70 (17.24%) HTML5
5 68 (16.75%) .NET
6 63 (15.52%) CSS3
6 63 (15.52%) React
7 60 (14.78%) Node.js
8 50 (12.32%) jQuery
9 43 (10.59%) Web Services
10 37 (9.11%) ASP.NET
11 33 (8.13%) LESS
12 32 (7.88%) RESTful
13 31 (7.64%) JSON
14 28 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 26 (6.40%) Sass
16 23 (5.67%) Apache Flex
17 22 (5.42%) .NET Core
17 22 (5.42%) Velocity
18 21 (5.17%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.02%) Computer Science
2 60 (14.78%) User Experience
3 39 (9.61%) Algorithms
4 33 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (6.16%) Data Structures
6 20 (4.93%) Replication
7 18 (4.43%) Data Centre
8 16 (3.94%) Clustering
9 14 (3.45%) Mobile App
10 13 (3.20%) Fintech
11 9 (2.22%) Animation
11 9 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (2.22%) Social Media
12 7 (1.72%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.48%) Management Information System
14 5 (1.23%) W3C
15 4 (0.99%) Cloud Native
15 4 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
15 4 (0.99%) Private Cloud
15 4 (0.99%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 141 (34.73%) Linux
2 59 (14.53%) Windows
3 49 (12.07%) Unix
4 18 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (4.19%) Apple iOS
6 16 (3.94%) CentOS
6 16 (3.94%) Debian
7 15 (3.69%) Android
8 12 (2.96%) Windows Server
9 9 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.97%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (36.70%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (26.35%) TDD
3 93 (22.91%) Test Automation
4 85 (20.94%) DevOps
5 68 (16.75%) Software Engineering
6 60 (14.78%) Scrum
7 57 (14.04%) Front End Development
8 55 (13.55%) MVC
9 53 (13.05%) BDD
10 52 (12.81%) High Availability
11 51 (12.56%) Analytics
12 50 (12.32%) Unit Testing
13 49 (12.07%) OO
14 46 (11.33%) Data Modelling
14 46 (11.33%) ITIL
14 46 (11.33%) Microservices
15 44 (10.84%) E-Commerce
16 43 (10.59%) Mathematics
17 40 (9.85%) Responsive Web Design
18 37 (9.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 125 (30.79%) JavaScript
2 106 (26.11%) SQL
3 80 (19.70%) Java
3 80 (19.70%) Python
4 60 (14.78%) C#
5 47 (11.58%) C++
6 36 (8.87%) PHP
7 33 (8.13%) T-SQL
8 29 (7.14%) Scala
9 18 (4.43%) PowerShell
10 17 (4.19%) Bash Shell
11 13 (3.20%) ES6
11 13 (3.20%) Ruby
12 12 (2.96%) Objective-C
13 10 (2.46%) Apple Swift
14 9 (2.22%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.97%) ES7
16 6 (1.48%) Shell Script
17 5 (1.23%) GraphQL
17 5 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (19.21%) Degree
2 31 (7.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.45%) MCITP
5 7 (1.72%) PhD
6 6 (1.48%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.48%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.23%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.74%) MCP
8 3 (0.74%) MCSA
9 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.94%) QA
2 7 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.49%) TickIT
5 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (5.17%) Docker
2 7 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (1.48%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.49%) Varnish
6 2 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (10.84%) Puppet
2 19 (4.68%) Ansible
3 18 (4.43%) Nagios
3 18 (4.43%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (3.69%) Kubernetes
5 13 (3.20%) Terraform
6 11 (2.71%) SCOM
7 4 (0.99%) Galera Cluster
7 4 (0.99%) Salt
7 4 (0.99%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.74%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.49%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.49%) WSUS
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 50 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.42%) Oracle
3 20 (4.93%) New Relic
3 20 (4.93%) Tableau
4 19 (4.68%) Adobe
5 18 (4.43%) Google
6 14 (3.45%) Splunk
7 13 (3.20%) Red Hat
7 13 (3.20%) VMware
8 12 (2.96%) AppDynamics
9 11 (2.71%) CommVault
9 11 (2.71%) SAP
10 9 (2.22%) IBM
11 8 (1.97%) Apple
11 8 (1.97%) Citrix
11 8 (1.97%) Terracotta
12 7 (1.72%) Percona
13 6 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.48%) Yahoo!
14 5 (1.23%) Perforce