Period
to 23 June 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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 274 257 207
Rank change year-on-year -17 -50 -17
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 2,117 2,359 3,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.36% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.50% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,665 1,778 2,625
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £35,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 157,709 156,756 180,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.73% 90.60% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 126,494 127,661 150,345
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 June 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 June 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 1,954 £50,500 +1.00% 261
UK excluding London -31 1,247 £47,500 +5.56% 153
London -33 823 £65,000 +8.33% 120
South East -19 406 £49,000 +4.26% 36
North of England 0 269 £47,500 +9.83% 41
East of England -15 211 £50,000 - 15
Midlands -5 201 £47,500 +5.56% 40
Yorkshire +40 141 £50,000 +11.11% 12
East Midlands +29 129 £45,000 +1.69% 22
North West -22 121 £47,000 +10.59% 27
Scotland -4 90 £42,500 -15.00% 8
West Midlands -29 70 £50,000 +11.11% 18
South West -55 56 £45,000 - 9
Wales +12 19 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Northern Ireland +8 7 £65,000 +23.81% 2
North East -14 7 £43,500 -22.67% 2
Isle of Man 0 2 £41,250 -48.44%

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1,456 (68.78%) SQL
2 1,199 (56.64%) SQL Server
3 673 (31.79%) Microsoft
4 663 (31.32%) T-SQL
5 653 (30.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 583 (27.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 567 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
8 509 (24.04%) Oracle
9 500 (23.62%) Business Intelligence
10 467 (22.06%) Finance
11 448 (21.16%) Linux
12 405 (19.13%) Data Warehouse
13 402 (18.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 393 (18.56%) ETL
15 345 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
16 326 (15.40%) Problem-Solving
17 308 (14.55%) Windows
18 296 (13.98%) Replication
18 296 (13.98%) Oracle Database
19 292 (13.79%) Java
20 287 (13.56%) C#
21 285 (13.46%) PowerShell
22 281 (13.27%) .NET
23 271 (12.80%) High Availability
24 259 (12.23%) Degree
25 255 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
26 253 (11.95%) Clustering
27 244 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
28 243 (11.48%) Data Modelling
29 242 (11.43%) Unix

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
1 126 (5.95%) Apache Spark
2 87 (4.11%) Apache
3 62 (2.93%) WebLogic
4 48 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 47 (2.22%) IIS
6 43 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
6 43 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 40 (1.89%) Tomcat
8 35 (1.65%) Confluence
8 35 (1.65%) JBoss
9 33 (1.56%) Apache Solr
10 31 (1.46%) SharePoint
11 22 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
12 18 (0.85%) SAS
13 16 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
15 12 (0.57%) nginx
16 9 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
17 8 (0.38%) OpenStack
17 8 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 46 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.094%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (1.98%) Markit EDM
2 19 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
5 8 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.28%) Endur
7 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.24%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.24%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.24%) SAP PM
8 5 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.24%) Sentinel
9 4 (0.19%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 345 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 255 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (2.31%) SaaS
4 39 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 35 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
6 31 (1.46%) Office 365
7 30 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (1.04%) Amazon S3
9 22 (1.04%) Serverless
10 20 (0.94%) GitHub
11 16 (0.76%) PaaS
12 14 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (0.66%) IaaS
13 12 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.52%) Heroku
15 10 (0.47%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.38%) DigitalOcean
17 7 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.07%) SAN
2 49 (2.31%) Firewall
3 44 (2.08%) DNS
4 37 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 30 (1.42%) Kerberos
6 28 (1.32%) LAN
7 27 (1.28%) WAN
8 23 (1.09%) DHCP
9 21 (0.99%) Internet
10 19 (0.90%) HTTP
11 16 (0.76%) NAS
12 15 (0.71%) VPN
13 13 (0.61%) Network Security
13 13 (0.61%) SMS
14 12 (0.57%) SSL
14 12 (0.57%) VLAN
15 9 (0.43%) MPLS
16 7 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (0.33%) WLAN
17 6 (0.28%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,199 (56.64%) SQL Server
2 653 (30.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 583 (27.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 405 (19.13%) Data Warehouse
5 402 (18.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 296 (13.98%) Oracle Database
7 235 (11.10%) Relational Database
8 187 (8.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 179 (8.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 171 (8.08%) Big Data
11 161 (7.61%) NoSQL
12 152 (7.18%) SQL Server 2016
13 147 (6.94%) MySQL
14 141 (6.66%) Oracle Database 11g
15 140 (6.61%) Hadoop
15 140 (6.61%) SQL Server 2014
16 131 (6.19%) Power BI
17 123 (5.81%) MongoDB
18 121 (5.72%) Oracle Database 12c
19 111 (5.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 95 (4.49%) JIRA
2 92 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 83 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 78 (3.68%) Jenkins
5 77 (3.64%) Visual Studio
6 47 (2.22%) Bitbucket
7 44 (2.08%) TeamCity
8 40 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 40 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 36 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 36 (1.70%) Subversion
10 20 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
11 16 (0.76%) NUnit
12 14 (0.66%) Android Studio
13 13 (0.61%) Toad
14 12 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
14 12 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
15 10 (0.47%) Selenium
16 9 (0.43%) Maven
17 7 (0.33%) PowerBuilder
General
1 467 (22.06%) Finance
2 181 (8.55%) Banking
3 100 (4.72%) Advertising
4 89 (4.20%) Retail
5 68 (3.21%) Games
6 65 (3.07%) Marketing
7 52 (2.46%) Front Office
8 46 (2.17%) Investment Banking
9 42 (1.98%) Financial Institution
10 41 (1.94%) Automotive
11 37 (1.75%) Telecoms
12 27 (1.28%) Publishing
13 24 (1.13%) Manufacturing
14 21 (0.99%) Legal
15 19 (0.90%) Back Office
16 16 (0.76%) Law
17 11 (0.52%) Electronics
18 10 (0.47%) French Language
18 10 (0.47%) German Language
19 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 755 (35.66%) DBA
2 686 (32.40%) Developer
3 489 (23.10%) SQL DBA
4 364 (17.19%) Administrator
5 249 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
6 225 (10.63%) SQL Developer
7 153 (7.23%) Oracle DBA
8 133 (6.28%) Senior DBA
9 126 (5.95%) Senior Developer
10 113 (5.34%) Analyst
11 112 (5.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 96 (4.53%) Architect
13 94 (4.44%) Senior SQL DBA
14 80 (3.78%) Software Engineer
15 58 (2.74%) Java Developer
16 57 (2.69%) Consultant
16 57 (2.69%) Oracle Developer
17 52 (2.46%) Data Engineer
17 52 (2.46%) Lead Developer
18 51 (2.41%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (13.27%) .NET
2 202 (9.54%) Web Services
3 142 (6.71%) HTML
4 136 (6.42%) Kafka
5 123 (5.81%) ASP.NET
6 120 (5.67%) .NET Framework
7 114 (5.38%) Middleware
8 113 (5.34%) CSS
9 96 (4.53%) XML
10 78 (3.68%) jQuery
11 65 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 61 (2.88%) WCF
13 60 (2.83%) RESTful
14 55 (2.60%) Entity Framework
15 53 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
16 49 (2.31%) HTML5
17 48 (2.27%) REST
18 44 (2.08%) Ajax
18 44 (2.08%) JMS
18 44 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 296 (13.98%) Replication
2 253 (11.95%) Clustering
3 244 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
4 139 (6.57%) Computer Science
5 99 (4.68%) Data Centre
6 86 (4.06%) Fintech
7 78 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
8 68 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
9 52 (2.46%) Mobile App
10 44 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
11 43 (2.03%) Management Information System
12 36 (1.70%) Virtual Team
13 32 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
14 31 (1.46%) Algorithms
15 30 (1.42%) Equities
16 28 (1.32%) Fixed Income
17 27 (1.28%) Data Structures
18 23 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 22 (1.04%) User Experience
20 20 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 448 (21.16%) Linux
2 308 (14.55%) Windows
3 242 (11.43%) Unix
4 145 (6.85%) Windows Server
5 52 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (1.56%) Solaris
8 30 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (1.23%) Android
9 26 (1.23%) CentOS
10 25 (1.18%) AIX
10 25 (1.18%) Ubuntu
11 18 (0.85%) Windows 10
12 16 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 12 (0.57%) VMS
14 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.43%) Debian
15 9 (0.43%) HPUX
16 6 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 567 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
2 500 (23.62%) Business Intelligence
3 393 (18.56%) ETL
4 326 (15.40%) Problem-Solving
5 271 (12.80%) High Availability
6 243 (11.48%) Data Modelling
7 229 (10.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 215 (10.16%) DevOps
9 195 (9.21%) ITIL
10 191 (9.02%) Migration
11 185 (8.74%) Capacity Planning
12 157 (7.42%) Analytics
13 156 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
14 154 (7.27%) Scrum
15 145 (6.85%) Software Engineering
16 133 (6.28%) Database Tuning
17 128 (6.05%) Performance Monitoring
18 121 (5.72%) Mentoring
19 111 (5.24%) Test Automation
20 110 (5.20%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,456 (68.78%) SQL
2 663 (31.32%) T-SQL
3 292 (13.79%) Java
4 287 (13.56%) C#
5 285 (13.46%) PowerShell
6 233 (11.01%) Python
7 196 (9.26%) PL/SQL
8 146 (6.90%) Perl
9 145 (6.85%) JavaScript
10 125 (5.90%) Shell Script
11 67 (3.16%) Bash Shell
12 56 (2.65%) Scala
13 48 (2.27%) Ruby
14 38 (1.79%) PHP
15 33 (1.56%) Korn
16 30 (1.42%) VBA
17 29 (1.37%) R
18 19 (0.90%) C++
19 14 (0.66%) ABAP
20 13 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 259 (12.23%) Degree
2 130 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 92 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 59 (2.79%) Oracle Certification
5 49 (2.31%) OCP
6 46 (2.17%) Security Cleared
7 45 (2.13%) MCSE
8 43 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
9 36 (1.70%) MCSA
9 36 (1.70%) SC Cleared
10 29 (1.37%) Master's Degree
11 20 (0.94%) MCAD
11 20 (0.94%) MCSD
12 18 (0.85%) MCDBA
13 13 (0.61%) ISEB
14 10 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.43%) MCP
16 7 (0.33%) CEH
16 7 (0.33%) CISSP
16 7 (0.33%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.64%) Data Quality
2 59 (2.79%) SLA
3 55 (2.60%) QA
4 16 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.52%) GDPR
6 10 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.38%) GCP
7 8 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.33%) PMO
9 3 (0.14%) COSHH
9 3 (0.14%) TickIT
10 2 (0.094%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.094%) SEPA
11 1 (0.047%) Basel III
11 1 (0.047%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.047%) MiFID
System Software
1 108 (5.10%) Active Directory
2 75 (3.54%) Oracle RAC
3 71 (3.35%) Docker
3 71 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.42%) HDFS
5 26 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (1.13%) Hyper-V
7 20 (0.94%) vSphere
8 16 (0.76%) Apache Flume
9 14 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.57%) Firmware
11 11 (0.52%) ISA Server
12 9 (0.43%) XenApp
13 7 (0.33%) Ceph
14 6 (0.28%) NFS
15 5 (0.24%) KVM
15 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.19%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 90 (4.25%) Puppet
2 78 (3.68%) Data Guard
3 73 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
4 69 (3.26%) Ansible
5 64 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (1.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 40 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
8 34 (1.61%) Kubernetes
9 26 (1.23%) SCOM
10 25 (1.18%) Oozie
11 23 (1.09%) SCCM
12 22 (1.04%) Terraform
13 18 (0.85%) Automic
13 18 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
14 17 (0.80%) SCOrch
15 16 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
16 15 (0.71%) Perfmon
16 15 (0.71%) SQL Sentry
17 14 (0.66%) Nagios
18 13 (0.61%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 673 (31.79%) Microsoft
2 509 (24.04%) Oracle
3 96 (4.53%) VMware
4 91 (4.30%) SAP
5 89 (4.20%) IBM
6 63 (2.98%) Google
7 60 (2.83%) Tableau
8 54 (2.55%) Informatica
8 54 (2.55%) Red Hat
9 53 (2.50%) Cloudera
10 48 (2.27%) HP
10 48 (2.27%) Talend
11 35 (1.65%) SolarWinds
11 35 (1.65%) Sybase
12 31 (1.46%) Cisco
12 31 (1.46%) TIBCO
13 30 (1.42%) Splunk
14 29 (1.37%) Facebook
14 29 (1.37%) SnapLogic
14 29 (1.37%) WorldPay