Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Optimisation
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 849 776 756
Rank change year-on-year -73 -20 +89
Permanent jobs citing Performance Optimisation 352 440 562
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.28% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 294 357 476
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -17.36%
10th Percentile £35,300 £36,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,600 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -1.23%

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 156,599 156,360 180,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.77% 90.62% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 125,830 127,318 150,486
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 June 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 21 June 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 -50 341 £55,000 +3.29% 61
London -16 215 £63,750 -1.92% 35
UK excluding London -85 132 £47,500 +5.56% 28
North of England +5 53 £45,000 +5.88% 11
North West -8 40 £42,500 -1.16% 11
South East +9 27 £47,500 +11.76% 6
East of England -13 17 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Midlands +7 15 £45,000 +3.67% 2
Yorkshire +17 13 £47,500 +18.75%
South West -25 13 £36,000 -20.48% 2
East Midlands +2 10 £40,000 - 2
West Midlands +4 5 £47,500 +5.56%
Scotland -31 5 £25,000 -37.50% 1
Northern Ireland -1 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 115 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (31.53%) SQL
3 102 (28.98%) Linux
4 90 (25.57%) SQL Server
5 85 (24.15%) JavaScript
6 75 (21.31%) Python
7 74 (21.02%) TDD
8 73 (20.74%) Finance
9 69 (19.60%) Git (software)
10 67 (19.03%) HTML
11 66 (18.75%) CSS
12 60 (17.05%) Java
12 60 (17.05%) DevOps
12 60 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
13 59 (16.76%) .NET
14 55 (15.63%) Degree
15 54 (15.34%) High Availability
15 54 (15.34%) C#
16 52 (14.77%) Software Engineering
17 51 (14.49%) AngularJS
18 50 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
19 48 (13.64%) Web Services
19 48 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
20 47 (13.35%) Test Automation
20 47 (13.35%) Front End Development
21 44 (12.50%) PHP
21 44 (12.50%) Microsoft
22 43 (12.22%) Configuration Management
22 43 (12.22%) ITIL
22 43 (12.22%) Computer Science

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 12 (3.41%) Apache
2 11 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (1.99%) CMS
3 7 (1.99%) Umbraco
4 6 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.70%) IIS
5 5 (1.42%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.14%) nginx
7 3 (0.85%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.85%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.85%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.57%) Drupal
8 2 (0.57%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.28%) DNN
9 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.28%) SAS
9 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (7.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.98%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.57%) Blender
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.28%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 11 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (2.56%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (2.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (1.42%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.85%) Magento
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.28%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.98%) Adobe Analytics
3 14 (3.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 14 (3.98%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (3.98%) Amazon S3
3 14 (3.98%) Route 53
4 13 (3.69%) Amazon ELB
4 13 (3.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (3.13%) GitHub
6 10 (2.84%) Heroku
7 9 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.56%) Firebase
8 8 (2.27%) Google Play
8 8 (2.27%) IaaS
8 8 (2.27%) PaaS
9 7 (1.99%) Google Analytics
9 7 (1.99%) npm
10 4 (1.14%) SaaS
11 3 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.25%) SAN
2 20 (5.68%) NAS
3 17 (4.83%) Firewall
4 13 (3.69%) DNS
5 12 (3.41%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.84%) NetScaler
6 10 (2.84%) WAN
7 8 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (2.27%) Internet
7 8 (2.27%) LAN
7 8 (2.27%) Network Security
8 7 (1.99%) BGP
8 7 (1.99%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (1.99%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.99%) IOS XR
8 7 (1.99%) Junos
8 7 (1.99%) MPLS
8 7 (1.99%) NX-OS
8 7 (1.99%) OSPF
8 7 (1.99%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (25.57%) SQL Server
2 42 (11.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (11.36%) MySQL
4 32 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (7.39%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (5.68%) Relational Database
7 19 (5.40%) NoSQL
7 19 (5.40%) Oracle Database
8 16 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (3.98%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (3.98%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (3.69%) Big Data
12 12 (3.41%) Power BI
13 11 (3.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 11 (3.13%) Redis
14 8 (2.27%) PowerPivot
14 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 69 (19.60%) Git (software)
2 39 (11.08%) Jenkins
3 25 (7.10%) gulp
4 24 (6.82%) Grunt
5 21 (5.97%) Gradle
6 15 (4.26%) Visual Studio
7 13 (3.69%) Appium
7 13 (3.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (3.69%) Subversion
8 12 (3.41%) Bitbucket
8 12 (3.41%) Xcode
9 11 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (2.56%) TeamCity
11 8 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (1.70%) Android Studio
13 6 (1.70%) Genymotion
14 5 (1.42%) Selenium
15 4 (1.14%) Jasmine
General
1 73 (20.74%) Finance
2 19 (5.40%) Marketing
3 18 (5.11%) Games
4 13 (3.69%) Banking
4 13 (3.69%) Retail
5 11 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.27%) Front Office
6 8 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.99%) Multimedia
7 7 (1.99%) Publishing
8 5 (1.42%) Advertising
9 4 (1.14%) Electronics
9 4 (1.14%) Local Government
10 2 (0.57%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (44.03%) Developer
2 45 (12.78%) DBA
3 30 (8.52%) Administrator
4 28 (7.95%) Senior Developer
5 23 (6.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 23 (6.53%) Software Engineer
6 22 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 22 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
7 20 (5.68%) SQL DBA
8 19 (5.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 19 (5.40%) Senior DBA
9 18 (5.11%) Linux Engineer
9 18 (5.11%) Python Developer
10 17 (4.83%) Lead Developer
10 17 (4.83%) PostgreSQL DBA
11 13 (3.69%) Analyst
11 13 (3.69%) Oracle DBA
12 12 (3.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 11 (3.13%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (19.03%) HTML
2 66 (18.75%) CSS
3 59 (16.76%) .NET
4 51 (14.49%) AngularJS
5 48 (13.64%) Web Services
6 43 (12.22%) React
7 32 (9.09%) HTML5
7 32 (9.09%) jQuery
8 31 (8.81%) Node.js
8 31 (8.81%) RESTful
9 27 (7.67%) Sass
10 26 (7.39%) CSS3
11 24 (6.82%) Velocity
12 23 (6.53%) JSON
12 23 (6.53%) RabbitMQ
13 22 (6.25%) ASP.NET
13 22 (6.25%) LESS
13 22 (6.25%) REST
13 22 (6.25%) XML
14 21 (5.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
1 43 (12.22%) Computer Science
2 41 (11.65%) User Experience
3 37 (10.51%) Mobile App
4 33 (9.38%) Clustering
5 32 (9.09%) Algorithms
6 26 (7.39%) Data Centre
7 21 (5.97%) Replication
8 15 (4.26%) Management Information System
9 11 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (2.84%) Social Network
11 8 (2.27%) Animation
11 8 (2.27%) Fintech
12 7 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (1.99%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.70%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.70%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (1.70%) W3C
14 5 (1.42%) Blog
14 5 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 102 (28.98%) Linux
2 40 (11.36%) Windows
3 34 (9.66%) Unix
4 24 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (5.11%) Android
6 17 (4.83%) Debian
7 16 (4.55%) Apple iOS
7 16 (4.55%) CentOS
8 9 (2.56%) Windows Server
9 8 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.42%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.85%) AIX
11 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (21.02%) TDD
3 60 (17.05%) DevOps
3 60 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (15.34%) High Availability
5 52 (14.77%) Software Engineering
6 50 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (13.35%) Front End Development
7 47 (13.35%) Test Automation
8 43 (12.22%) Configuration Management
8 43 (12.22%) ITIL
9 42 (11.93%) Scrum
10 38 (10.80%) Analytics
11 35 (9.94%) BDD
12 34 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
14 30 (8.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 30 (8.52%) MVC
14 30 (8.52%) SOLID
15 29 (8.24%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 111 (31.53%) SQL
2 85 (24.15%) JavaScript
3 75 (21.31%) Python
4 60 (17.05%) Java
5 54 (15.34%) C#
6 44 (12.50%) PHP
7 42 (11.93%) T-SQL
8 29 (8.24%) C++
9 15 (4.26%) Bash Shell
9 15 (4.26%) Objective-C
10 12 (3.41%) Apple Swift
10 12 (3.41%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.13%) PL/SQL
11 11 (3.13%) Ruby
12 10 (2.84%) Scala
13 9 (2.56%) ES6
13 9 (2.56%) Perl
14 8 (2.27%) C
14 8 (2.27%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.99%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 55 (15.63%) Degree
2 25 (7.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.13%) Master's Degree
4 10 (2.84%) PhD
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) CCNA
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.28%) MCITP
6 1 (0.28%) MCSA
6 1 (0.28%) MCSE
6 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.68%) QA
2 10 (2.84%) SLA
3 4 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.57%) GDPR
6 1 (0.28%) GCP
System Software
1 23 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.98%) Docker
4 5 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.85%) NFS
7 2 (0.57%) Firmware
7 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.28%) Varnish
8 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (7.10%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (5.68%) Ansible
3 18 (5.11%) Puppet
4 14 (3.98%) Nagios
5 12 (3.41%) Terraform
6 9 (2.56%) Kubernetes
6 9 (2.56%) SCOM
7 6 (1.70%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.70%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.85%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.85%) SCCM
9 2 (0.57%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.28%) Galera Cluster
10 1 (0.28%) Grafana
10 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 44 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.65%) Oracle
3 30 (8.52%) VMware
4 27 (7.67%) Google
5 25 (7.10%) Red Hat
6 24 (6.82%) Adobe
7 23 (6.53%) Apple
8 16 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (4.26%) Atlassian
10 13 (3.69%) New Relic
10 13 (3.69%) Splunk
11 11 (3.13%) Cisco
11 11 (3.13%) CommVault
12 10 (2.84%) Citrix
12 10 (2.84%) EMC
12 10 (2.84%) Juniper
13 9 (2.56%) IBM
14 8 (2.27%) Yahoo!
15 7 (1.99%) Arista
15 7 (1.99%) Tableau