Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 269 226
Rank change year-on-year -7 -43 -40
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 2,000 2,274 2,982
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.30% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.42% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,522 1,663 2,401
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

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 149,998 160,045 173,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 119,325 126,229 144,731
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Top 16 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 19 October 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 -7 1,878 £52,500 - 248
UK excluding London +8 1,124 £47,500 +5.56% 181
London -25 862 £62,500 +4.17% 86
South East +18 395 £49,000 +4.26% 48
North of England -15 254 £47,500 +5.56% 51
Midlands +37 194 £45,000 - 40
North West +30 156 £47,500 +18.75% 29
East Midlands +32 115 £43,500 -3.33% 13
Yorkshire -21 95 £47,000 +4.44% 19
East of England -47 95 £55,500 +16.84% 7
Scotland +24 88 £45,625 +1.39% 12
South West +15 79 £45,000 +5.88% 16
West Midlands +22 78 £46,250 -2.63% 27
Wales -6 14 £46,250 -2.63% 6
Northern Ireland -5 8 £65,000 +44.44% 1
North East -35 3 £44,000 +11.36% 3

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,318 (65.90%) SQL
2 1,068 (53.40%) SQL Server
3 607 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
4 600 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 583 (29.15%) T-SQL
6 573 (28.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 538 (26.90%) Finance
8 456 (22.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 452 (22.60%) Oracle
10 416 (20.80%) Linux
11 379 (18.95%) Windows
12 364 (18.20%) Business Intelligence
13 361 (18.05%) Data Warehouse
14 352 (17.60%) Java
15 347 (17.35%) Problem-Solving
16 318 (15.90%) ETL
17 309 (15.45%) C#
18 304 (15.20%) Microsoft Azure
19 286 (14.30%) Amazon AWS
20 272 (13.60%) Degree
21 269 (13.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 260 (13.00%) Replication
23 257 (12.85%) JavaScript
24 256 (12.80%) .NET
25 252 (12.60%) High Availability
26 251 (12.55%) Web Services
26 251 (12.55%) Relational Database
27 246 (12.30%) Unix
28 243 (12.15%) Oracle Database
29 237 (11.85%) Python

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
1 114 (5.70%) Apache Spark
2 109 (5.45%) Apache
3 83 (4.15%) IIS
4 50 (2.50%) JBoss
5 48 (2.40%) Tomcat
6 44 (2.20%) Confluence
7 41 (2.05%) WebSphere
8 40 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
9 39 (1.95%) WebLogic
10 26 (1.30%) Apache Solr
11 25 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 25 (1.25%) SharePoint
12 19 (0.95%) CMS
12 19 (0.95%) nginx
13 16 (0.80%) WordPress
14 15 (0.75%) Apache Pig
15 14 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
15 14 (0.70%) SAS
16 11 (0.55%) MS Exchange
17 8 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 59 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.050%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.90%) Markit EDM
1 18 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
2 14 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.45%) SAP CO
5 9 (0.45%) SAP FI
5 9 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.30%) Endur
6 6 (0.30%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.15%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.15%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 304 (15.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 286 (14.30%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 48 (2.40%) SaaS
5 38 (1.90%) GitHub
6 29 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 26 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (1.30%) Office 365
8 23 (1.15%) Google Analytics
9 21 (1.05%) IaaS
10 17 (0.85%) PaaS
11 16 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (0.80%) Route 53
12 14 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (0.70%) Serverless
13 9 (0.45%) CloudFront
14 8 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
15 5 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 79 (3.95%) SAN
2 67 (3.35%) Firewall
3 57 (2.85%) DNS
4 51 (2.55%) HTTP
5 42 (2.10%) WAN
6 41 (2.05%) Internet
7 36 (1.80%) TCP/IP
8 31 (1.55%) LAN
9 28 (1.40%) SSL
10 24 (1.20%) iSCSI
11 19 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
12 17 (0.85%) SMS
13 15 (0.75%) DHCP
14 14 (0.70%) NAS
15 13 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (0.65%) VPN
16 12 (0.60%) Kerberos
16 12 (0.60%) Network Security
17 10 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
18 9 (0.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,068 (53.40%) SQL Server
2 573 (28.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 456 (22.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 361 (18.05%) Data Warehouse
5 269 (13.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 251 (12.55%) Relational Database
7 243 (12.15%) Oracle Database
8 203 (10.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 173 (8.65%) Big Data
10 168 (8.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 166 (8.30%) NoSQL
12 164 (8.20%) MySQL
13 161 (8.05%) SQL Server 2016
14 153 (7.65%) MongoDB
14 153 (7.65%) SQL Server 2014
15 135 (6.75%) Hadoop
16 127 (6.35%) RDBMS
17 120 (6.00%) Power BI
18 111 (5.55%) Oracle Database 11g
19 102 (5.10%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 170 (8.50%) Git (software)
2 126 (6.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 122 (6.10%) JIRA
4 93 (4.65%) Jenkins
5 84 (4.20%) Visual Studio
6 53 (2.65%) Subversion
7 51 (2.55%) TeamCity
8 42 (2.10%) Bitbucket
9 35 (1.75%) Maven
10 31 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 30 (1.50%) Oracle APEX
12 28 (1.40%) JUnit
13 26 (1.30%) webpack
14 25 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 23 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
16 16 (0.80%) Android Studio
16 16 (0.80%) Eclipse
17 14 (0.70%) NUnit
17 14 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
18 11 (0.55%) Grunt
General
1 538 (26.90%) Finance
2 184 (9.20%) Banking
3 119 (5.95%) Retail
4 58 (2.90%) Games
5 49 (2.45%) Marketing
6 46 (2.30%) Automotive
6 46 (2.30%) Front Office
6 46 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 43 (2.15%) Advertising
8 33 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.50%) Publishing
10 13 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.50%) Law
11 10 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.35%) German Language
12 7 (0.35%) Local Government
13 6 (0.30%) French Language
13 6 (0.30%) Legal
14 5 (0.25%) Back Office
15 4 (0.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 747 (37.35%) Developer
2 643 (32.15%) DBA
3 429 (21.45%) SQL DBA
4 333 (16.65%) Administrator
5 232 (11.60%) SQL Developer
6 190 (9.50%) SQL Server DBA
7 105 (5.25%) Oracle DBA
8 101 (5.05%) Senior Developer
9 98 (4.90%) Analyst
10 97 (4.85%) Java Developer
11 89 (4.45%) Senior DBA
12 87 (4.35%) Architect
13 73 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 73 (3.65%) SQL Server Developer
14 66 (3.30%) Software Engineer
15 62 (3.10%) Senior SQL DBA
16 55 (2.75%) C# Developer
16 55 (2.75%) Oracle Developer
17 53 (2.65%) Software Developer
18 46 (2.30%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (12.80%) .NET
2 251 (12.55%) Web Services
3 214 (10.70%) HTML
4 173 (8.65%) CSS
5 118 (5.90%) Kafka
6 111 (5.55%) ASP.NET
7 108 (5.40%) .NET Framework
8 93 (4.65%) jQuery
9 90 (4.50%) HTML5
10 88 (4.40%) XML
11 85 (4.25%) Middleware
12 75 (3.75%) SOAP
13 74 (3.70%) RESTful
14 72 (3.60%) Node.js
15 66 (3.30%) REST
16 65 (3.25%) Ajax
16 65 (3.25%) AngularJS
17 63 (3.15%) Sass
18 61 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC
19 60 (3.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 260 (13.00%) Replication
2 216 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
3 166 (8.30%) Clustering
4 164 (8.20%) Computer Science
5 73 (3.65%) Fintech
6 69 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 58 (2.90%) User Experience
8 55 (2.75%) Private Cloud
9 54 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
10 52 (2.60%) Data Centre
11 47 (2.35%) Mobile App
12 40 (2.00%) Data Structures
13 38 (1.90%) Client/Server
14 35 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
15 32 (1.60%) Derivative
16 31 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
16 31 (1.55%) Fixed Income
17 28 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
18 27 (1.35%) Equities
19 24 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 416 (20.80%) Linux
2 379 (18.95%) Windows
3 246 (12.30%) Unix
4 188 (9.40%) Windows Server
5 76 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (2.00%) Solaris
8 30 (1.50%) CentOS
9 29 (1.45%) Android
10 28 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (1.25%) AIX
12 20 (1.00%) Apple iOS
13 13 (0.65%) Windows 10
14 12 (0.60%) Windows 7
14 12 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.40%) VMS
16 6 (0.30%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.15%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 2 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (18.20%) Business Intelligence
3 347 (17.35%) Problem-Solving
4 318 (15.90%) ETL
5 252 (12.60%) High Availability
6 233 (11.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 220 (11.00%) Data Modelling
8 209 (10.45%) Scrum
9 200 (10.00%) DevOps
9 200 (10.00%) ITIL
10 188 (9.40%) Migration
11 187 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
12 173 (8.65%) Analytics
13 154 (7.70%) Software Engineering
14 148 (7.40%) Capacity Planning
15 142 (7.10%) Test Automation
16 129 (6.45%) MVC
17 118 (5.90%) SDLC
18 115 (5.75%) Database Tuning
18 115 (5.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,318 (65.90%) SQL
2 583 (29.15%) T-SQL
3 352 (17.60%) Java
4 309 (15.45%) C#
5 257 (12.85%) JavaScript
6 237 (11.85%) Python
7 236 (11.80%) PowerShell
8 173 (8.65%) PL/SQL
9 135 (6.75%) Shell Script
10 100 (5.00%) Perl
11 73 (3.65%) Bash Shell
12 65 (3.25%) PHP
13 47 (2.35%) Scala
14 42 (2.10%) Korn
15 33 (1.65%) C++
16 27 (1.35%) ES6
16 27 (1.35%) VB.NET
17 24 (1.20%) Java 8
17 24 (1.20%) R
18 20 (1.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 272 (13.60%) Degree
2 108 (5.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 90 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 42 (2.10%) SC Cleared
6 31 (1.55%) MCSE
7 26 (1.30%) Master's Degree
8 24 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
9 22 (1.10%) MCSA
10 18 (0.90%) OCP
11 16 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (0.75%) ISEB
13 12 (0.60%) CCNP
13 12 (0.60%) RHCSA
14 9 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
15 8 (0.40%) CEH
15 8 (0.40%) CISSP
15 8 (0.40%) CompTIA Security+
15 8 (0.40%) RHCE
16 7 (0.35%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.35%) QA
2 59 (2.95%) Data Quality
3 47 (2.35%) SLA
4 43 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (1.80%) PCI DSS
6 27 (1.35%) GDPR
7 17 (0.85%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.55%) HIPAA
9 10 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.35%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.10%) MiFID
11 2 (0.10%) TickIT
12 1 (0.050%) IFRS
12 1 (0.050%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 139 (6.95%) Active Directory
2 84 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (4.15%) Docker
4 68 (3.40%) Oracle RAC
5 30 (1.50%) Hyper-V
6 26 (1.30%) HDFS
7 21 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.95%) NFS
9 18 (0.90%) Firmware
10 15 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (0.75%) vSphere
11 13 (0.65%) ISA Server
12 12 (0.60%) KVM
13 11 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 10 (0.50%) Apache Flume
15 9 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.35%) Ceph
16 7 (0.35%) Oracle Clusterware
16 7 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.30%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 107 (5.35%) Puppet
2 89 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
3 85 (4.25%) Ansible
4 67 (3.35%) Data Guard
5 51 (2.55%) Oracle RMAN
6 40 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 33 (1.65%) Kubernetes
8 21 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
8 21 (1.05%) Terraform
9 20 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 20 (1.00%) WSUS
10 19 (0.95%) Oozie
11 18 (0.90%) Automic
11 18 (0.90%) SCOM
12 15 (0.75%) Dollar Universe
12 15 (0.75%) Nagios
13 14 (0.70%) Control-M
14 12 (0.60%) SCCM
15 11 (0.55%) Packer
15 11 (0.55%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 600 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 452 (22.60%) Oracle
3 118 (5.90%) VMware
4 102 (5.10%) SAP
5 92 (4.60%) Red Hat
6 85 (4.25%) Google
7 80 (4.00%) IBM
8 72 (3.60%) Informatica
9 61 (3.05%) Cloudera
10 54 (2.70%) Tableau
11 53 (2.65%) Cisco
12 42 (2.10%) ServiceNow
13 41 (2.05%) BMC
14 36 (1.80%) HP
15 35 (1.75%) Splunk
16 33 (1.65%) Sybase
17 32 (1.60%) Talend
18 31 (1.55%) SolarWinds
19 29 (1.45%) TIBCO
20 23 (1.15%) Pega