Period
to 19 August 2019

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 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 334 283 267
Rank change year-on-year -51 -16 -49
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 1,340 2,054 2,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.22% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.32% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,056 1,600 1,745
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,273 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.39% +2.55% -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -2.17%

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 130,758 155,166 163,441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.19% 91.81% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 102,755 123,525 130,189
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 -67 1,225 £54,500 +3.81% 178
UK excluding London -54 750 £47,500 - 133
London -41 567 £60,000 -7.69% 60
North of England +7 239 £45,250 -4.74% 35
South East -95 205 £50,000 +2.04% 33
North West +7 123 £45,000 -4.26% 15
Scotland +40 89 £42,500 -11.46% 9
Yorkshire -34 87 £47,500 -5.00% 15
South West +10 75 £45,000 - 16
Midlands -77 71 £45,000 - 26
East of England 0 59 £55,000 +10.00% 8
East Midlands -42 42 £46,500 +3.33% 14
North East +50 29 £50,000 +14.94% 5
West Midlands -22 29 £45,000 -5.26% 12
Wales +9 11 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Northern Ireland -20 3 £37,500 -38.02% 4

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 798 (59.55%) SQL
2 650 (48.51%) SQL Server
3 347 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
4 333 (24.85%) Microsoft
5 323 (24.10%) T-SQL
5 323 (24.10%) Linux
6 291 (21.72%) Oracle
7 278 (20.75%) Windows
8 274 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
9 269 (20.07%) Business Intelligence
10 265 (19.78%) Finance
11 262 (19.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 231 (17.24%) DevOps
13 212 (15.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 212 (15.82%) Java
14 206 (15.37%) Amazon AWS
15 202 (15.07%) Data Modelling
16 200 (14.93%) C#
16 200 (14.93%) Python
17 190 (14.18%) Disaster Recovery
18 186 (13.88%) Data Warehouse
19 183 (13.66%) High Availability
20 172 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
21 170 (12.69%) Git (software)
22 166 (12.39%) ETL
23 151 (11.27%) SQL Server 2012
24 150 (11.19%) Degree
25 145 (10.82%) .NET
26 142 (10.60%) Analytics
27 140 (10.45%) Clustering

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 62 (4.63%) Apache Spark
2 52 (3.88%) Tomcat
3 48 (3.58%) Apache
4 46 (3.43%) SharePoint
5 36 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (1.94%) WebLogic
7 24 (1.79%) nginx
8 21 (1.57%) IIS
9 16 (1.19%) JBoss
10 15 (1.12%) NetWeaver
10 15 (1.12%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 12 (0.90%) Confluence
13 11 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 11 (0.82%) WordPress
14 9 (0.67%) IPython
14 9 (0.67%) Jupyter
15 7 (0.52%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.52%) MS Exchange
16 6 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 38 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.90%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.075%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 21 (1.57%) SAP S/4HANA
2 20 (1.49%) SAP ERP
3 18 (1.34%) SAP BPC
4 14 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.67%) SAP MM
8 8 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (0.52%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.37%) Magento
10 5 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (0.37%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
13 2 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
13 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
14 1 (0.075%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 274 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 206 (15.37%) Amazon AWS
3 111 (8.28%) Power Platform
4 47 (3.51%) SaaS
4 47 (3.51%) Serverless
5 43 (3.21%) AWS Lambda
5 43 (3.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 43 (3.21%) PaaS
6 36 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
6 36 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 32 (2.39%) Office 365
8 29 (2.16%) Amazon S3
9 23 (1.72%) IaaS
10 20 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
11 19 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 16 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
13 16 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
14 15 (1.12%) Amazon ECS
14 15 (1.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 71 (5.30%) Firewall
2 54 (4.03%) SAN
3 51 (3.81%) DNS
4 41 (3.06%) HTTP
5 39 (2.91%) TCP/IP
6 30 (2.24%) LAN
6 30 (2.24%) VPN
7 28 (2.09%) Internet
8 23 (1.72%) SSL
9 22 (1.64%) NAS
10 17 (1.27%) DHCP
10 17 (1.27%) WAN
11 12 (0.90%) Network Security
12 11 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (0.82%) SMTP
13 9 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.60%) FTP
14 8 (0.60%) SNMP
15 7 (0.52%) Broadband
15 7 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 650 (48.51%) SQL Server
2 262 (19.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 212 (15.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 186 (13.88%) Data Warehouse
5 151 (11.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 139 (10.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 132 (9.85%) Oracle Database
8 127 (9.48%) Relational Database
9 112 (8.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 110 (8.21%) Power BI
11 108 (8.06%) MySQL
12 104 (7.76%) SQL Server 2008
13 86 (6.42%) Big Data
14 81 (6.04%) NoSQL
15 67 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
16 65 (4.85%) RDBMS
17 64 (4.78%) Hadoop
18 63 (4.70%) Oracle Database 12c
19 62 (4.63%) MongoDB
20 59 (4.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 170 (12.69%) Git (software)
2 99 (7.39%) Jenkins
3 81 (6.04%) JIRA
4 56 (4.18%) Visual Studio
5 45 (3.36%) Subversion
6 44 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
8 21 (1.57%) Gerrit
9 17 (1.27%) Vagrant
10 15 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 12 (0.90%) Artifactory
11 12 (0.90%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
13 10 (0.75%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.75%) Toad
14 9 (0.67%) JUnit
14 9 (0.67%) Maven
14 9 (0.67%) NUnit
14 9 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 265 (19.78%) Finance
2 61 (4.55%) Banking
3 35 (2.61%) Retail
4 34 (2.54%) Law
5 33 (2.46%) Legal
6 29 (2.16%) Games
6 29 (2.16%) Marketing
7 25 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.79%) Public Sector
9 23 (1.72%) Investment Banking
10 22 (1.64%) Advertising
11 16 (1.19%) Publishing
12 13 (0.97%) Automotive
13 12 (0.90%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.67%) Billing
15 8 (0.60%) Telecoms
16 7 (0.52%) Front Office
17 6 (0.45%) Back Office
18 5 (0.37%) Electronics
18 5 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 418 (31.19%) DBA
2 380 (28.36%) Developer
3 288 (21.49%) SQL DBA
4 183 (13.66%) Administrator
5 145 (10.82%) SQL Developer
6 93 (6.94%) SQL Server DBA
7 82 (6.12%) Software Engineer
8 70 (5.22%) Oracle DBA
9 68 (5.07%) Analyst
10 65 (4.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 61 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
12 59 (4.40%) Senior DBA
13 57 (4.25%) Java Developer
14 52 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
15 50 (3.73%) Consultant
16 45 (3.36%) Data Engineer
16 45 (3.36%) Database Developer
17 42 (3.13%) Architect
17 42 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 42 (3.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (10.82%) .NET
2 114 (8.51%) HTML
3 96 (7.16%) Web Services
4 64 (4.78%) CSS
5 56 (4.18%) jQuery
6 55 (4.10%) JSON
6 55 (4.10%) XML
7 46 (3.43%) AngularJS
8 45 (3.36%) Node.js
9 42 (3.13%) REST
10 39 (2.91%) ASP.NET
11 36 (2.69%) Middleware
12 33 (2.46%) Spring
13 30 (2.24%) React
14 29 (2.16%) SAP Basis
15 28 (2.09%) Elastic Stack
15 28 (2.09%) SOAP
16 27 (2.01%) .NET Framework
17 24 (1.79%) RESTful
18 23 (1.72%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 140 (10.45%) Clustering
2 122 (9.10%) Replication
3 121 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
5 59 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
6 46 (3.43%) Management Information System
7 39 (2.91%) Algorithms
8 30 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
9 26 (1.94%) Virtual Team
10 24 (1.79%) Data Centre
10 24 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
11 21 (1.57%) Smartphone
12 20 (1.49%) Public Cloud
13 19 (1.42%) User Experience
14 18 (1.34%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.90%) Hedge funds
16 10 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
16 10 (0.75%) Derivative
16 10 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
17 9 (0.67%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 323 (24.10%) Linux
2 278 (20.75%) Windows
3 131 (9.78%) Unix
4 124 (9.25%) Windows Server
5 52 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (3.36%) Ubuntu
7 42 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (2.54%) CentOS
9 21 (1.57%) AIX
9 21 (1.57%) SUSE
10 19 (1.42%) Solaris
11 15 (1.12%) Windows 10
12 14 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.04%) HPUX
13 13 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.75%) Debian
15 6 (0.45%) Android
16 3 (0.22%) OS/400
17 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (20.07%) Business Intelligence
3 231 (17.24%) DevOps
4 202 (15.07%) Data Modelling
5 190 (14.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 183 (13.66%) High Availability
7 172 (12.84%) Problem-Solving
8 166 (12.39%) ETL
9 142 (10.60%) Analytics
10 138 (10.30%) Software Engineering
11 133 (9.93%) Computer Science
12 131 (9.78%) ITIL
13 127 (9.48%) Migration
13 127 (9.48%) Test Automation
14 115 (8.58%) Scrum
15 97 (7.24%) Mentoring
16 93 (6.94%) TDD
17 88 (6.57%) Performance Monitoring
18 84 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
19 83 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 798 (59.55%) SQL
2 323 (24.10%) T-SQL
3 212 (15.82%) Java
4 200 (14.93%) C#
4 200 (14.93%) Python
5 123 (9.18%) PowerShell
6 100 (7.46%) JavaScript
7 84 (6.27%) PL/SQL
8 73 (5.45%) Bash Shell
8 73 (5.45%) Ruby
9 72 (5.37%) PHP
10 66 (4.93%) Shell Script
11 54 (4.03%) C++
12 42 (3.13%) Perl
13 39 (2.91%) C
13 39 (2.91%) Scala
14 23 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 22 (1.64%) VBA
16 18 (1.34%) Go
17 17 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 150 (11.19%) Degree
2 70 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 31 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.72%) MCSE
6 22 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 21 (1.57%) SAP Certification
8 20 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
10 14 (1.04%) CCNP
11 11 (0.82%) CCNA
11 11 (0.82%) DBS Check
12 10 (0.75%) OCP
13 9 (0.67%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.45%) AWS Certification
16 5 (0.37%) CCSP
16 5 (0.37%) CCVP
16 5 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
16 5 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (5.52%) QA
2 50 (3.73%) SLA
3 28 (2.09%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.04%) HIPAA
6 8 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.52%) GDPR
8 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.075%) PMO
System Software
1 100 (7.46%) Docker
2 82 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 43 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (2.69%) Oracle RAC
5 27 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (1.79%) Hyper-V
7 19 (1.42%) HDFS
8 13 (0.97%) NFS
8 13 (0.97%) vSphere
9 11 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 11 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.60%) Firmware
11 6 (0.45%) Oracle Clusterware
12 5 (0.37%) iptables
12 5 (0.37%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.37%) KVM
12 5 (0.37%) Xen
13 4 (0.30%) Varnish
13 4 (0.30%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 70 (5.22%) Ansible
2 61 (4.55%) Terraform
3 59 (4.40%) Puppet
4 55 (4.10%) Data Guard
5 54 (4.03%) Kubernetes
6 41 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (2.46%) Oracle RMAN
8 27 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
9 26 (1.94%) Nagios
10 21 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 18 (1.34%) Packer
11 18 (1.34%) SQL Sentry
12 15 (1.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 14 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
14 13 (0.97%) Backup Exec
14 13 (0.97%) Graphite
15 12 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
15 12 (0.90%) Oozie
15 12 (0.90%) SCOM
16 11 (0.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 333 (24.85%) Microsoft
2 291 (21.72%) Oracle
3 81 (6.04%) VMware
4 80 (5.97%) SAP
5 49 (3.66%) Red Hat
6 45 (3.36%) Google
7 34 (2.54%) Tableau
8 33 (2.46%) Informatica
9 28 (2.09%) IBM
10 24 (1.79%) HP
10 24 (1.79%) SolarWinds
11 20 (1.49%) RedGate
12 19 (1.42%) Cisco
12 19 (1.42%) TIBCO
13 16 (1.19%) Citrix
13 16 (1.19%) Talend
14 13 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
14 13 (0.97%) Splunk
14 13 (0.97%) Veeam
15 12 (0.90%) Greenplum