Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Performance Tuning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Performance Tuning over the 6 months to 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 239 206
Rank change year-on-year -28 -33 -24
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 2,180 2,487 3,623
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.42% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.58% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,746 1,952 2,845
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.96% +2.00%
10th Percentile £33,125 £35,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

Performance Tuning 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 158,369 157,147 187,706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.53% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 128,702 129,388 155,466
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 Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Performance Tuning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Tuning.

Salary trend for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Performance Tuning over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Tuning within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 -26 1,975 £52,500 +3.96% 316
UK excluding London -35 1,244 £47,500 - 229
London +3 891 £60,000 - 108
South East -81 357 £50,000 - 66
North of England -16 287 £45,000 - 50
East of England +51 240 £52,500 - 38
Midlands -49 151 £47,500 +11.76% 40
Yorkshire +30 149 £45,000 +1.12% 23
North West -70 120 £45,000 - 27
Scotland -14 103 £42,500 -12.82% 16
East Midlands -30 83 £47,500 +11.76% 22
West Midlands -49 66 £47,500 +11.76% 17
South West -42 53 £45,000 - 14
Wales +15 34 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Northern Ireland +3 27 £60,000 +33.33% 1
North East -17 12 £43,500 -37.86%
Isle of Man +1 3 £50,000 -37.50% 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT jobs citing Performance Tuning 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 Tuning.

1 1,413 (64.82%) SQL
2 1,223 (56.10%) SQL Server
3 688 (31.56%) Microsoft
4 660 (30.28%) Oracle
5 623 (28.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 581 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
7 573 (26.28%) T-SQL
8 545 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 537 (24.63%) Linux
10 520 (23.85%) Business Intelligence
11 475 (21.79%) Finance
12 438 (20.09%) Windows
13 398 (18.26%) Oracle Database
14 376 (17.25%) Data Warehouse
15 372 (17.06%) ETL
15 372 (17.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 334 (15.32%) Degree
17 310 (14.22%) .NET
18 309 (14.17%) PowerShell
19 286 (13.12%) PL/SQL
19 286 (13.12%) High Availability
20 281 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
21 280 (12.84%) Microsoft Azure
22 276 (12.66%) Replication
23 270 (12.39%) Java
24 269 (12.34%) DevOps
25 266 (12.20%) C#
26 262 (12.02%) Clustering
27 257 (11.79%) Unix
28 255 (11.70%) Data Modelling

Performance Tuning
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 91 (4.17%) IIS
2 71 (3.26%) Apache
3 68 (3.12%) WebLogic
4 62 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
5 58 (2.66%) Apache Spark
5 58 (2.66%) WebSphere
6 52 (2.39%) Tomcat
7 48 (2.20%) JBoss
8 33 (1.51%) SharePoint
9 32 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 25 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (1.01%) Apache Solr
12 21 (0.96%) MS Exchange
12 21 (0.96%) SAS
13 18 (0.83%) OpenStack
14 14 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (0.50%) Apache Pig
15 11 (0.50%) Confluence
15 11 (0.50%) Skype for Business
16 10 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 73 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.32%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.23%) SPSS
6 2 (0.092%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.092%) CATIA
6 2 (0.092%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.046%) HipChat
7 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.046%) Weka
Business Applications
1 27 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
2 21 (0.96%) Markit EDM
3 16 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
6 6 (0.28%) Magento
6 6 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.28%) RiskWrite
6 6 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.23%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.23%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.23%) SAP PM
8 4 (0.18%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.092%) ENOVIA
10 2 (0.092%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 281 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
2 280 (12.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (2.98%) SaaS
4 40 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (1.56%) Heroku
6 28 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
7 27 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (1.15%) GitHub
8 25 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 23 (1.06%) DigitalOcean
10 22 (1.01%) Office 365
11 21 (0.96%) Amazon S3
12 14 (0.64%) IaaS
13 13 (0.60%) PaaS
14 12 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 12 (0.55%) Google App Engine
14 12 (0.55%) Google Compute Engine
15 10 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
16 8 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (4.13%) Firewall
2 69 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 66 (3.03%) SAN
4 65 (2.98%) DNS
5 38 (1.74%) Kerberos
6 34 (1.56%) HTTP
7 33 (1.51%) Internet
8 27 (1.24%) DHCP
9 22 (1.01%) SSL
10 20 (0.92%) LAN
11 19 (0.87%) NAS
11 19 (0.87%) WAN
12 16 (0.73%) SSH
13 15 (0.69%) iSCSI
14 12 (0.55%) NetScaler
14 12 (0.55%) Network Security
14 12 (0.55%) VPN
15 10 (0.46%) Skype
16 9 (0.41%) Intranet
16 9 (0.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,223 (56.10%) SQL Server
2 623 (28.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 545 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 398 (18.26%) Oracle Database
5 376 (17.25%) Data Warehouse
6 372 (17.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 253 (11.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 248 (11.38%) Relational Database
9 229 (10.50%) MySQL
10 201 (9.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 190 (8.72%) NoSQL
12 183 (8.39%) SQL Server 2014
13 181 (8.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 176 (8.07%) Oracle Database 12c
15 175 (8.03%) SQL Server 2016
16 160 (7.34%) MongoDB
17 116 (5.32%) Power BI
17 116 (5.32%) RDBMS
18 113 (5.18%) Big Data
19 99 (4.54%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 119 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 91 (4.17%) JIRA
3 85 (3.90%) Git (software)
4 81 (3.72%) Jenkins
5 66 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 65 (2.98%) TeamCity
7 60 (2.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 49 (2.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 38 (1.74%) MSBuild
10 31 (1.42%) Toad
11 27 (1.24%) Subversion
12 23 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
13 21 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
14 20 (0.92%) Travis CI
15 15 (0.69%) Bitbucket
16 12 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
17 11 (0.50%) PowerBuilder
18 8 (0.37%) Gradle
19 7 (0.32%) Vagrant
General
1 475 (21.79%) Finance
2 211 (9.68%) Banking
3 118 (5.41%) Advertising
4 110 (5.05%) Marketing
5 82 (3.76%) Retail
6 66 (3.03%) Investment Banking
7 53 (2.43%) Front Office
8 50 (2.29%) Telecoms
9 49 (2.25%) Legal
10 46 (2.11%) Games
11 45 (2.06%) Retail Banking
12 40 (1.83%) Manufacturing
13 34 (1.56%) Electronics
14 23 (1.06%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.96%) Automotive
15 21 (0.96%) Back Office
15 21 (0.96%) Publishing
16 16 (0.73%) Law
17 11 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.28%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 825 (37.84%) DBA
2 629 (28.85%) Developer
3 555 (25.46%) SQL DBA
4 424 (19.45%) Administrator
5 231 (10.60%) SQL Server DBA
6 203 (9.31%) Oracle DBA
7 190 (8.72%) SQL Developer
8 149 (6.83%) Analyst
9 114 (5.23%) Senior DBA
10 111 (5.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 106 (4.86%) Consultant
12 105 (4.82%) Senior Developer
13 84 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
14 82 (3.76%) Software Engineer
15 78 (3.58%) Senior SQL DBA
16 72 (3.30%) Architect
17 71 (3.26%) C# Developer
18 65 (2.98%) .NET Developer
19 58 (2.66%) DevOps Engineer
20 52 (2.39%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (14.22%) .NET
2 207 (9.50%) Web Services
3 150 (6.88%) HTML
4 136 (6.24%) Middleware
5 126 (5.78%) XML
6 111 (5.09%) CSS
7 103 (4.72%) .NET Framework
8 93 (4.27%) ASP.NET
9 80 (3.67%) AngularJS
10 75 (3.44%) jQuery
11 64 (2.94%) XSLT
12 62 (2.84%) RESTful
13 59 (2.71%) WCF
14 57 (2.61%) REST
15 55 (2.52%) HTML5
15 55 (2.52%) React
16 47 (2.16%) MDX
17 46 (2.11%) Kafka
17 46 (2.11%) KnockoutJS
18 45 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 276 (12.66%) Replication
2 262 (12.02%) Clustering
3 230 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
4 202 (9.27%) Computer Science
5 73 (3.35%) Data Centre
6 68 (3.12%) Fintech
7 58 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
8 57 (2.61%) Management Information System
9 43 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
10 38 (1.74%) User Experience
11 35 (1.61%) Mobile App
12 31 (1.42%) Hedge funds
13 29 (1.33%) Equities
14 28 (1.28%) Public Cloud
14 28 (1.28%) Virtual Team
15 25 (1.15%) Data Structures
15 25 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
16 24 (1.10%) iSeries
17 23 (1.06%) Algorithms
18 17 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 537 (24.63%) Linux
2 438 (20.09%) Windows
3 257 (11.79%) Unix
4 218 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 71 (3.26%) Solaris
6 65 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 57 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (2.06%) CentOS
9 39 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (1.56%) Ubuntu
11 26 (1.19%) AIX
12 25 (1.15%) Apple iOS
13 23 (1.06%) Debian
14 22 (1.01%) Windows 10
15 19 (0.87%) VMS
16 18 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (0.78%) Android
18 12 (0.55%) CoreOS
18 12 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 10 (0.46%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (23.85%) Business Intelligence
3 372 (17.06%) ETL
4 286 (13.12%) High Availability
5 269 (12.34%) DevOps
6 255 (11.70%) Data Modelling
7 234 (10.73%) Migration
8 218 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 192 (8.81%) Scrum
10 181 (8.30%) Capacity Planning
11 157 (7.20%) Analytics
12 154 (7.06%) Software Engineering
13 138 (6.33%) Database Tuning
13 138 (6.33%) ITIL
14 135 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
15 131 (6.01%) Configuration Management
16 128 (5.87%) Performance Monitoring
17 122 (5.60%) Mentoring
18 114 (5.23%) OO
19 111 (5.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,413 (64.82%) SQL
2 573 (26.28%) T-SQL
3 309 (14.17%) PowerShell
4 286 (13.12%) PL/SQL
5 270 (12.39%) Java
6 266 (12.20%) C#
7 194 (8.90%) JavaScript
8 189 (8.67%) Python
9 142 (6.51%) Shell Script
10 110 (5.05%) Perl
11 74 (3.39%) Bash Shell
12 60 (2.75%) Ruby
13 52 (2.39%) VBA
14 48 (2.20%) PHP
15 27 (1.24%) X++
16 25 (1.15%) C++
17 24 (1.10%) R
18 23 (1.06%) ClojureScript
19 21 (0.96%) C
20 18 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 334 (15.32%) Degree
2 176 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 134 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 69 (3.17%) Oracle Certification
5 63 (2.89%) OCP
6 47 (2.16%) MCSE
7 44 (2.02%) MCAD
7 44 (2.02%) MCSD
8 40 (1.83%) MCSA
9 31 (1.42%) Master's Degree
10 25 (1.15%) Security Cleared
11 24 (1.10%) MCP
12 22 (1.01%) CompTIA Security+
13 21 (0.96%) CEH
13 21 (0.96%) CISSP
13 21 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (0.83%) MCDBA
15 16 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 15 (0.69%) MCITP
16 15 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.30%) QA
2 64 (2.94%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.28%) SLA
4 22 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.28%) EMIR
6 6 (0.28%) PMO
7 4 (0.18%) MiFID
8 3 (0.14%) COSHH
9 2 (0.092%) GDPR
9 2 (0.092%) HL7
9 2 (0.092%) TickIT
10 1 (0.046%) GCP
10 1 (0.046%) GMP
10 1 (0.046%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.046%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 108 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 97 (4.45%) Oracle RAC
3 89 (4.08%) Docker
4 82 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 48 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
6 38 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.19%) Apache Flume
8 23 (1.06%) iptables
9 22 (1.01%) Samba
10 18 (0.83%) HDFS
11 17 (0.78%) vSphere
12 13 (0.60%) Ceph
12 13 (0.60%) Hyper-V
13 10 (0.46%) KVM
14 7 (0.32%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.23%) NFS
15 5 (0.23%) XenServer
16 4 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 4 (0.18%) Firmware
16 4 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 117 (5.37%) Puppet
2 115 (5.28%) Ansible
2 115 (5.28%) Data Guard
3 102 (4.68%) Oracle RMAN
4 82 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 42 (1.93%) Kubernetes
7 33 (1.51%) SCCM
8 30 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 29 (1.33%) Terraform
10 28 (1.28%) SCOM
11 23 (1.06%) Nagios
12 22 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
13 18 (0.83%) SCOrch
14 17 (0.78%) CFEngine
14 17 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
14 17 (0.78%) Perfmon
15 15 (0.69%) Oozie
15 15 (0.69%) vCenter Server
16 14 (0.64%) Cacti
Vendors
1 688 (31.56%) Microsoft
2 660 (30.28%) Oracle
3 112 (5.14%) SAP
4 102 (4.68%) VMware
5 78 (3.58%) Red Hat
6 76 (3.49%) IBM
7 62 (2.84%) HP
8 57 (2.61%) RedGate
9 56 (2.57%) Informatica
10 53 (2.43%) Tableau
11 51 (2.34%) Cognos
12 49 (2.25%) Cisco
13 46 (2.11%) Splunk
14 42 (1.93%) SolarWinds
15 39 (1.79%) NetApp
16 35 (1.61%) Talend
17 32 (1.47%) Google
18 31 (1.42%) Sybase
19 30 (1.38%) Facebook
19 30 (1.38%) TIBCO