Period
to 11 April 2021

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

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 362 288 297
Rank change year-on-year -74 +9 -17
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 671 1,226 1,659
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.08% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.17% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 506 1,027 1,238
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,200
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.52% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £93,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%

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 76,569 104,649 137,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.45% 92.14% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,055 84,002 109,346
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Performance Tuning over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 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 -61 610 £60,000 - 113
London +2 358 £70,000 +7.69% 64
UK excluding London -90 275 £47,500 - 53
Work from Home -32 139 £62,500 - 12
North of England -4 98 £47,500 +5.56% 15
South East +11 72 £55,000 -8.33% 9
North West +17 62 £47,500 +5.56% 8
Midlands -32 58 £47,500 -3.77% 11
East Midlands +2 46 £46,250 -7.50% 7
Yorkshire +14 36 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Scotland -16 14 £56,250 +25.00% 5
West Midlands -17 12 £48,000 -0.62% 4
South West -46 12 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Wales +19 11 £43,500 -8.42%
Northern Ireland +10 6 £51,250 -
East of England +3 3 £48,000 +1.05% 9
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 314 (46.80%) SQL
2 282 (42.03%) SQL Server
3 199 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (24.44%) Finance
5 151 (22.50%) AWS
6 145 (21.61%) Java
7 134 (19.97%) C#
8 133 (19.82%) Oracle
9 125 (18.63%) Azure
10 122 (18.18%) T-SQL
11 121 (18.03%) .NET
12 119 (17.73%) Linux
13 102 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
14 99 (14.75%) Windows
14 99 (14.75%) NoSQL
15 98 (14.61%) DevOps
15 98 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
16 96 (14.31%) Microsoft
17 91 (13.56%) ETL
18 89 (13.26%) Clustering
19 85 (12.67%) Data Warehouse
20 83 (12.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 82 (12.22%) Git (software)
22 77 (11.48%) RESTful
22 77 (11.48%) Python
23 73 (10.88%) High Availability
24 72 (10.73%) Fintech
24 72 (10.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 69 (10.28%) Configuration Management
26 68 (10.13%) Replication

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 22 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (3.13%) IIS
3 20 (2.98%) Apache Spark
4 16 (2.38%) Confluence
4 16 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.09%) Apache
6 12 (1.79%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.34%) JBoss
8 7 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.60%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Fuse
11 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.30%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.15%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.15%) Liferay
12 1 (0.15%) nginx
12 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (4.77%) Adobe XD
1 32 (4.77%) Figma
1 32 (4.77%) Sketch
2 23 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.75%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.30%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.15%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 151 (22.50%) AWS
2 125 (18.63%) Azure
3 38 (5.66%) Power Platform
4 30 (4.47%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (4.32%) SaaS
6 27 (4.02%) GCP
7 16 (2.38%) PaaS
8 13 (1.94%) IaaS
9 12 (1.79%) Amazon S3
9 12 (1.79%) GitHub
9 12 (1.79%) Serverless
10 11 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
10 11 (1.64%) Trello
11 9 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (1.34%) Microsoft 365
11 9 (1.34%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.89%) Google Data Studio
14 5 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.62%) Internet
2 20 (2.98%) Firewall
3 14 (2.09%) DNS
4 12 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (1.64%) DHCP
5 11 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (1.49%) HTTP
7 9 (1.34%) SMTP
8 8 (1.19%) DMZ
8 8 (1.19%) NetScaler
9 6 (0.89%) IMAP
9 6 (0.89%) Skype
9 6 (0.89%) WAN
10 4 (0.60%) FTP
10 4 (0.60%) SAN
10 4 (0.60%) SSL
11 3 (0.45%) VPN
12 2 (0.30%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.30%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (42.03%) SQL Server
2 99 (14.75%) NoSQL
3 85 (12.67%) Data Warehouse
4 83 (12.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (10.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 62 (9.24%) MySQL
7 57 (8.49%) Relational Database
8 51 (7.60%) Oracle Database
9 46 (6.86%) MongoDB
10 42 (6.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 38 (5.66%) Power BI
12 37 (5.51%) Big Data
13 34 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
14 28 (4.17%) SQL Server 2017
15 25 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 23 (3.43%) Hadoop
16 23 (3.43%) Snowflake Schema
17 22 (3.28%) MariaDB
17 22 (3.28%) OLTP
18 21 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 82 (12.22%) Git (software)
2 49 (7.30%) Jenkins
3 42 (6.26%) JIRA
4 30 (4.47%) Visual Studio
5 24 (3.58%) TeamCity
6 23 (3.43%) MSI
6 23 (3.43%) WiX
7 15 (2.24%) Maven
8 14 (2.09%) CocoaPods
9 12 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (1.19%) Artifactory
10 8 (1.19%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.89%) GitLab
12 5 (0.75%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.75%) Gatling
12 5 (0.75%) JMeter
12 5 (0.75%) JUnit
12 5 (0.75%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.75%) The Grinder
12 5 (0.75%) Xdebug
General
1 164 (24.44%) Finance
2 64 (9.54%) Banking
3 31 (4.62%) Marketing
4 22 (3.28%) Law
5 21 (3.13%) Front Office
6 19 (2.83%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.79%) Games
8 10 (1.49%) Public Sector
9 9 (1.34%) Legal
9 9 (1.34%) Retail
10 7 (1.04%) Back Office
11 5 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.75%) iGaming
12 3 (0.45%) Local Government
12 3 (0.45%) Publishing
13 2 (0.30%) Billing
14 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.15%) Czech Language
14 1 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.15%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 278 (41.43%) Developer
2 172 (25.63%) DBA
3 90 (13.41%) SQL DBA
4 64 (9.54%) Administrator
5 53 (7.90%) Senior Developer
6 47 (7.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 47 (7.00%) Java Developer
7 46 (6.86%) SQL Server DBA
8 39 (5.81%) Consultant
9 33 (4.92%) Analyst
9 33 (4.92%) C# Developer
10 31 (4.62%) SQL Developer
11 28 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
12 25 (3.73%) Architect
13 22 (3.28%) MySQL DBA
13 22 (3.28%) Senior Consultant
14 20 (2.98%) Senior Full Stack Developer
15 19 (2.83%) Java Consultant
15 19 (2.83%) Senior Java Consultant
16 18 (2.68%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (18.03%) .NET
2 77 (11.48%) RESTful
3 65 (9.69%) REST
4 61 (9.09%) Kafka
5 54 (8.05%) HTML
6 48 (7.15%) React
7 41 (6.11%) AngularJS
8 38 (5.66%) Spring
9 36 (5.37%) CSS
10 35 (5.22%) Node.js
11 25 (3.73%) Entity Framework
11 25 (3.73%) Web Services
11 25 (3.73%) WPF
12 24 (3.58%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (3.58%) Vue.js
13 23 (3.43%) Aurelia
13 23 (3.43%) HTML5
13 23 (3.43%) HTML5 Canvas
13 23 (3.43%) Lambda Expressions
13 23 (3.43%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.26%) Clustering
2 68 (10.13%) Replication
3 66 (9.84%) User Experience
4 54 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (7.00%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (3.73%) Client/Server
7 24 (3.58%) Virtual Team
8 23 (3.43%) Web 2.0
9 22 (3.28%) Data Centre
10 21 (3.13%) iPhone
10 21 (3.13%) Renewable Energy
11 19 (2.83%) Data Structures
11 19 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (2.53%) CMDB
13 16 (2.38%) Derivative
13 16 (2.38%) Fixed Income
13 16 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
14 15 (2.24%) Animation
15 12 (1.79%) Algorithms
15 12 (1.79%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 119 (17.73%) Linux
2 99 (14.75%) Windows
3 45 (6.71%) Android
4 36 (5.37%) Unix
5 31 (4.62%) Windows Server
6 20 (2.98%) AIX
6 20 (2.98%) Solaris
7 19 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (2.68%) Apple iOS
9 17 (2.53%) CentOS
10 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.30%) Debian
12 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE
13 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
3 98 (14.61%) DevOps
3 98 (14.61%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (13.56%) ETL
5 73 (10.88%) High Availability
6 72 (10.73%) Fintech
7 69 (10.28%) Configuration Management
8 68 (10.13%) Data Modelling
9 67 (9.99%) Open Source
10 66 (9.84%) Mentoring
11 63 (9.39%) Software Engineering
12 61 (9.09%) Analytics
13 60 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
13 60 (8.94%) Microservices
14 52 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
15 49 (7.30%) Requirements Gathering
16 47 (7.00%) Capacity Planning
17 45 (6.71%) Push Notifications
18 44 (6.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 314 (46.80%) SQL
2 145 (21.61%) Java
3 134 (19.97%) C#
4 122 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 77 (11.48%) Python
6 57 (8.49%) JavaScript
7 54 (8.05%) PowerShell
8 41 (6.11%) TypeScript
9 40 (5.96%) PL/SQL
10 29 (4.32%) Bash Shell
10 29 (4.32%) Shell Script
11 22 (3.28%) Perl
12 16 (2.38%) C++
13 15 (2.24%) Apple Swift
13 15 (2.24%) C
13 15 (2.24%) Objective-C
14 11 (1.64%) Java 8
15 9 (1.34%) PHP
15 9 (1.34%) VBA
16 7 (1.04%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (9.84%) Degree
2 49 (7.30%) Security Cleared
3 43 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.64%) CCNA
5 11 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.49%) CCSA
6 10 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.49%) Oracle Certification
7 8 (1.19%) MCP
8 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 7 (1.04%) OCA
9 5 (0.75%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.75%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.75%) MCSA
9 5 (0.75%) OCP
10 4 (0.60%) MCSE
11 3 (0.45%) IBM AIX Certification
11 3 (0.45%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.45%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.26%) QA
2 26 (3.87%) GDPR
3 23 (3.43%) PCI DSS
4 18 (2.68%) SLA
5 11 (1.64%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) EMIR
System Software
1 33 (4.92%) Docker
2 17 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
2 17 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (1.19%) XenDesktop
4 6 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.75%) HDFS
6 4 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.60%) Firmware
7 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.30%) NFS
8 2 (0.30%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.30%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.15%) KVM
9 1 (0.15%) Samba
9 1 (0.15%) Varnish
9 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (5.96%) Kubernetes
2 28 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 27 (4.02%) Ansible
3 27 (4.02%) Data Guard
4 26 (3.87%) Failover Clustering
5 23 (3.43%) Puppet
6 16 (2.38%) Terraform
7 13 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (1.64%) Prometheus
9 10 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 9 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (1.04%) Nagios
12 6 (0.89%) Galera Cluster
12 6 (0.89%) SCCM
13 5 (0.75%) Grafana
14 4 (0.60%) Graphite
14 4 (0.60%) Oracle Statspack
14 4 (0.60%) Packer
15 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 133 (19.82%) Oracle
2 96 (14.31%) Microsoft
3 45 (6.71%) Google
4 34 (5.07%) Adobe
5 33 (4.92%) VMware
6 24 (3.58%) Charles River
7 19 (2.83%) IBM
8 14 (2.09%) Cisco
9 12 (1.79%) Apple
9 12 (1.79%) CheckPoint
9 12 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.49%) Sybase
11 9 (1.34%) Citrix
12 8 (1.19%) Ivanti
13 7 (1.04%) Informatica
13 7 (1.04%) SAP
13 7 (1.04%) Solace
14 6 (0.89%) 3PAR
14 6 (0.89%) Databricks
14 6 (0.89%) SolarWinds