Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 232 195
Rank change year-on-year -33 -37 -20
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 2274 2746 3766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.47% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.65% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1733 2207 2973
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.96% +2.02%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +0.56%

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 161340 166576 190205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.44% 88.90%
Number of salaries quoted 127872 138128 157367
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,178 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 -34 2107 £52,500 - 136
UK excluding London -36 1183 £45,000 -5.26% 103
London -15 1049 £60,000 - 44
South East -71 346 £47,500 -5.00% 17
North of England -10 327 £44,500 -1.11% 27
East of England +16 181 £52,500 -4.55% 21
Yorkshire +37 157 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Midlands -60 156 £45,000 +5.88% 21
North West -69 127 £42,500 -15.00% 13
West Midlands +2 85 £45,000 +4.65% 5
Scotland -44 74 £42,500 -15.00% 10
East Midlands -54 70 £47,500 +11.76% 15
South West -52 50 £42,500 -5.56% 6
North East +28 37 £39,513 +6.79% 1
Wales +19 30 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Northern Ireland -10 22 £45,000 +17.65%
Isle of Man - 4 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing Performance Tuning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Performance Tuning.

1 1437 (63.19%) SQL
2 1316 (57.87%) SQL Server
3 735 (32.32%) Oracle
4 707 (31.09%) Microsoft
5 684 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
6 660 (29.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 579 (25.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 579 (25.46%) T-SQL
8 560 (24.63%) Finance
9 512 (22.52%) Linux
10 507 (22.30%) Business Intelligence
11 476 (20.93%) Windows
12 443 (19.48%) ETL
13 408 (17.94%) Oracle Database
14 386 (16.97%) Data Warehouse
15 372 (16.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 328 (14.42%) .NET
17 322 (14.16%) Degree
18 314 (13.81%) C#
19 305 (13.41%) SQL Server 2008
20 300 (13.19%) DevOps
21 293 (12.88%) Banking
22 292 (12.84%) PL/SQL
23 290 (12.75%) PowerShell
24 283 (12.45%) Java
25 277 (12.18%) Disaster Recovery
26 272 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
27 271 (11.92%) Unix
28 267 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
29 263 (11.57%) Analytical Skills

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
1 107 (4.71%) IIS
2 86 (3.78%) Apache
3 74 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 69 (3.03%) WebLogic
5 57 (2.51%) Tomcat
6 54 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
7 50 (2.20%) JBoss
8 45 (1.98%) WebSphere
9 43 (1.89%) Apache Spark
10 40 (1.76%) MS Exchange
11 36 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
12 33 (1.45%) SAS
13 30 (1.32%) Confluence
14 25 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 18 (0.79%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
17 16 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
18 13 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
19 12 (0.53%) Apache Pig
19 12 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 108 (4.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.35%) SPSS
5 6 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.088%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.088%) CATIA
7 2 (0.088%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.044%) HipChat
8 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 23 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 21 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.62%) Markit EDM
5 11 (0.48%) SAP BPC
6 9 (0.40%) RiskWrite
7 7 (0.31%) Magento
7 7 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.22%) Endur
8 5 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
9 4 (0.18%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 4 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 272 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
2 267 (11.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (3.25%) GitHub
4 42 (1.85%) SaaS
5 39 (1.72%) Office 365
6 25 (1.10%) IaaS
7 24 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
7 24 (1.06%) Heroku
8 20 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
9 16 (0.70%) DigitalOcean
10 12 (0.53%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.48%) PaaS
12 9 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.31%) Google App Engine
14 7 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
15 5 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 115 (5.06%) Firewall
2 79 (3.47%) DNS
3 73 (3.21%) SAN
3 73 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 39 (1.72%) Internet
5 33 (1.45%) LDAP
6 31 (1.36%) HTTP
7 30 (1.32%) Kerberos
8 28 (1.23%) DHCP
8 28 (1.23%) SSL
9 21 (0.92%) NAS
10 20 (0.88%) SSH
11 19 (0.84%) LAN
12 17 (0.75%) WAN
13 15 (0.66%) VPN
14 13 (0.57%) BGP
14 13 (0.57%) Intranet
14 13 (0.57%) iSCSI
15 12 (0.53%) MPLS
15 12 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1316 (57.87%) SQL Server
2 660 (29.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 579 (25.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 408 (17.94%) Oracle Database
5 386 (16.97%) Data Warehouse
6 372 (16.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 305 (13.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 253 (11.13%) Relational Database
9 229 (10.07%) SQL Server 2014
10 227 (9.98%) MySQL
11 221 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 209 (9.19%) Oracle Database 11g
13 196 (8.62%) NoSQL
14 161 (7.08%) MongoDB
14 161 (7.08%) SQL Server 2016
15 157 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
16 123 (5.41%) RDBMS
17 121 (5.32%) Oracle Database 10g
18 106 (4.66%) BusinessObjects
19 96 (4.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 147 (6.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 142 (6.24%) Git (software)
3 141 (6.20%) JIRA
4 126 (5.54%) TeamCity
5 87 (3.83%) Jenkins
6 80 (3.52%) Visual Studio
7 58 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
8 42 (1.85%) Subversion
9 41 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 38 (1.67%) Toad
11 32 (1.41%) Eclipse
12 29 (1.28%) MSBuild
13 26 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
14 25 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
15 23 (1.01%) Bitbucket
16 21 (0.92%) Talend Open Studio
17 18 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 17 (0.75%) PowerBuilder
19 16 (0.70%) Travis CI
20 15 (0.66%) IntelliJ
General
1 560 (24.63%) Finance
2 293 (12.88%) Banking
3 158 (6.95%) Investment Banking
4 127 (5.58%) Retail Banking
5 108 (4.75%) Marketing
6 97 (4.27%) Front Office
7 86 (3.78%) Advertising
8 76 (3.34%) Retail
9 39 (1.72%) Legal
10 38 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 38 (1.67%) Telecoms
11 29 (1.28%) Electronics
12 20 (0.88%) Automotive
12 20 (0.88%) Games
13 19 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.75%) Back Office
14 17 (0.75%) Publishing
15 6 (0.26%) Cantonese Language
15 6 (0.26%) International Banking
15 6 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 766 (33.69%) Developer
2 742 (32.63%) DBA
3 500 (21.99%) SQL DBA
4 432 (19.00%) Administrator
5 234 (10.29%) SQL Developer
6 200 (8.80%) SQL Server DBA
7 178 (7.83%) Oracle DBA
8 153 (6.73%) Analyst
9 114 (5.01%) Senior DBA
10 113 (4.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 108 (4.75%) Consultant
12 107 (4.71%) Oracle Developer
13 105 (4.62%) Senior Developer
14 92 (4.05%) Software Engineer
15 74 (3.25%) C# Developer
16 73 (3.21%) Senior SQL DBA
17 72 (3.17%) .NET Developer
18 65 (2.86%) SQL Server Developer
19 60 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 59 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (14.42%) .NET
2 258 (11.35%) Web Services
3 171 (7.52%) XML
4 167 (7.34%) HTML
5 127 (5.58%) CSS
6 124 (5.45%) Middleware
7 110 (4.84%) ASP.NET
8 107 (4.71%) .NET Framework
9 94 (4.13%) AngularJS
10 81 (3.56%) jQuery
11 70 (3.08%) XSLT
12 66 (2.90%) RESTful
13 65 (2.86%) WCF
14 63 (2.77%) MDX
15 57 (2.51%) React
16 54 (2.37%) REST
17 52 (2.29%) KnockoutJS
17 52 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 50 (2.20%) HTML5
18 50 (2.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 263 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 262 (11.52%) Replication
3 242 (10.64%) Clustering
4 219 (9.63%) Computer Science
5 68 (2.99%) Data Centre
6 62 (2.73%) Derivative
7 60 (2.64%) Fintech
8 54 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
9 53 (2.33%) Credit Risk
9 53 (2.33%) Management Information System
10 52 (2.29%) User Experience
11 44 (1.93%) Hedge funds
12 33 (1.45%) Data Structures
12 33 (1.45%) Equities
13 26 (1.14%) Mobile App
14 25 (1.10%) iSeries
14 25 (1.10%) Public Cloud
15 23 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
16 22 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 22 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 512 (22.52%) Linux
2 476 (20.93%) Windows
3 271 (11.92%) Unix
4 236 (10.38%) Windows Server
5 86 (3.78%) Solaris
6 66 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 63 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 62 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (1.93%) CentOS
10 38 (1.67%) AIX
11 30 (1.32%) Windows 10
12 25 (1.10%) Android
13 24 (1.06%) Ubuntu
14 23 (1.01%) Apple iOS
15 20 (0.88%) Debian
16 19 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (0.66%) Windows 7
18 14 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
19 10 (0.44%) OS/400
19 10 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 684 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
2 507 (22.30%) Business Intelligence
3 443 (19.48%) ETL
4 300 (13.19%) DevOps
5 277 (12.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 250 (10.99%) High Availability
7 247 (10.86%) Data Modelling
8 213 (9.37%) Migration
9 186 (8.18%) Analytics
9 186 (8.18%) Capacity Planning
10 180 (7.92%) Asset Management
11 171 (7.52%) Scrum
12 165 (7.26%) ITIL
13 154 (6.77%) Software Engineering
14 152 (6.68%) Performance Monitoring
15 146 (6.42%) Mentoring
16 142 (6.24%) Wealth Management
17 140 (6.16%) Database Tuning
18 133 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
18 133 (5.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1437 (63.19%) SQL
2 579 (25.46%) T-SQL
3 314 (13.81%) C#
4 292 (12.84%) PL/SQL
5 290 (12.75%) PowerShell
6 283 (12.45%) Java
7 227 (9.98%) JavaScript
8 154 (6.77%) Python
9 147 (6.46%) Shell Script
10 97 (4.27%) Perl
11 85 (3.74%) Bash Shell
12 56 (2.46%) PHP
13 50 (2.20%) VBA
14 49 (2.15%) Ruby
15 31 (1.36%) VB.NET
16 27 (1.19%) C++
17 25 (1.10%) C
18 23 (1.01%) VBScript
18 23 (1.01%) X++
19 21 (0.92%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 322 (14.16%) Degree
2 197 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 133 (5.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 70 (3.08%) MCSA
5 67 (2.95%) Oracle Certification
6 64 (2.81%) MCSE
7 62 (2.73%) Security Cleared
8 53 (2.33%) OCP
9 50 (2.20%) MCSD
10 48 (2.11%) MCAD
11 27 (1.19%) Master's Degree
11 27 (1.19%) SC Cleared
12 24 (1.06%) MCITP
13 23 (1.01%) MCP
14 22 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
14 22 (0.97%) Security+ Certification
15 19 (0.84%) CEH
15 19 (0.84%) CISSP
15 19 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 17 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (2.90%) Data Quality
2 52 (2.29%) QA
3 51 (2.24%) SLA
4 40 (1.76%) PCI DSS
5 34 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.79%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.35%) GDPR
8 6 (0.26%) EMIR
8 6 (0.26%) MiFID
9 3 (0.13%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.088%) HL7
10 2 (0.088%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.088%) PMO
10 2 (0.088%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.044%) GCP
11 1 (0.044%) GMP
11 1 (0.044%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.044%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.044%) TickIT
System Software
1 135 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 98 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (4.13%) Oracle RAC
4 81 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
5 79 (3.47%) Docker
6 39 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.14%) Apache Flume
8 24 (1.06%) iptables
8 24 (1.06%) vSphere
9 22 (0.97%) Samba
10 17 (0.75%) Hyper-V
11 15 (0.66%) XenServer
12 13 (0.57%) Firmware
13 11 (0.48%) Cronacle
14 10 (0.44%) KVM
15 9 (0.40%) XenApp
15 9 (0.40%) XenDesktop
16 8 (0.35%) Ceph
16 8 (0.35%) HDFS
16 8 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 115 (5.06%) Data Guard
2 110 (4.84%) Puppet
3 107 (4.71%) Ansible
4 97 (4.27%) Oracle RMAN
5 74 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
6 61 (2.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 40 (1.76%) Terraform
8 36 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
9 35 (1.54%) Kubernetes
9 35 (1.54%) Nagios
10 34 (1.50%) SCCM
11 33 (1.45%) Perfmon
12 30 (1.32%) SCOM
13 23 (1.01%) NetBackup
14 21 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
14 21 (0.92%) Tivoli
15 16 (0.70%) Cobbler
16 14 (0.62%) Cacti
16 14 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
17 13 (0.57%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 735 (32.32%) Oracle
2 707 (31.09%) Microsoft
3 126 (5.54%) VMware
4 124 (5.45%) SAP
5 95 (4.18%) Red Hat
6 70 (3.08%) Sybase
7 64 (2.81%) IBM
8 62 (2.73%) Informatica
9 60 (2.64%) RedGate
10 57 (2.51%) Tableau
11 56 (2.46%) HP
12 52 (2.29%) Cisco
13 45 (1.98%) Cognos
14 33 (1.45%) MicroStrategy
15 32 (1.41%) Citrix
15 32 (1.41%) SolarWinds
16 29 (1.28%) Facebook
16 29 (1.28%) Google
16 29 (1.28%) NetApp
17 24 (1.06%) Splunk