Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 262 217
Rank change year-on-year -14 -45 -29
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 2,056 2,396 3,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.35% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.48% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,606 1,740 2,586
UK median annual salary £51,136 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +3.33%

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 154,531 162,100 180,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.52% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 123,046 129,010 150,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 1,942 £52,500 +5.00% 233
UK excluding London -11 1,169 £47,500 +5.56% 153
London -27 851 £65,000 +8.33% 95
South East -6 411 £49,000 +4.26% 42
North of England +7 268 £47,500 +5.56% 45
Midlands +37 206 £45,000 - 27
East of England -24 147 £50,000 +5.26% 17
North West +2 136 £47,000 +17.50% 27
East Midlands +37 127 £45,000 - 12
Yorkshire +27 125 £50,000 +11.11% 18
West Midlands +6 78 £47,500 +5.56% 15
South West -13 67 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Scotland -21 61 £48,000 +1.05% 13
Wales +7 14 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North East -39 7 £43,500 +2.35%
Northern Ireland 0 4 £60,500 +10.00% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 1,405 (68.34%) SQL
2 1,134 (55.16%) SQL Server
3 646 (31.42%) T-SQL
4 632 (30.74%) Microsoft
5 608 (29.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 576 (28.02%) Agile Software Development
7 527 (25.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 495 (24.08%) Finance
9 477 (23.20%) Oracle
10 423 (20.57%) Business Intelligence
11 422 (20.53%) Linux
12 402 (19.55%) Data Warehouse
13 366 (17.80%) ETL
14 336 (16.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 333 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
16 329 (16.00%) Windows
17 328 (15.95%) Microsoft Azure
18 316 (15.37%) Java
19 299 (14.54%) C#
20 284 (13.81%) Replication
21 270 (13.13%) .NET
22 261 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
23 260 (12.65%) Unix
24 259 (12.60%) PowerShell
24 259 (12.60%) Oracle Database
25 250 (12.16%) Degree
26 248 (12.06%) High Availability
27 241 (11.72%) Disaster Recovery
28 240 (11.67%) Relational Database
29 239 (11.62%) 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
1 123 (5.98%) Apache Spark
2 116 (5.64%) Apache
3 65 (3.16%) IIS
4 49 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 47 (2.29%) Confluence
6 46 (2.24%) JBoss
6 46 (2.24%) WebSphere
7 34 (1.65%) Tomcat
8 31 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
8 31 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 29 (1.41%) Apache Solr
10 26 (1.26%) SharePoint
11 21 (1.02%) nginx
12 18 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
13 17 (0.83%) SAS
14 16 (0.78%) CMS
15 13 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (0.63%) WordPress
16 10 (0.49%) MS Exchange
16 10 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 47 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 16 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.049%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (1.95%) Markit EDM
2 16 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
3 14 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
8 6 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.29%) Endur
8 6 (0.29%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.24%) Infor M3
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.19%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.19%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.15%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 328 (15.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 261 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
3 41 (1.99%) SaaS
4 35 (1.70%) Office 365
5 31 (1.51%) GitHub
6 27 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 21 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.02%) Serverless
9 20 (0.97%) IaaS
10 18 (0.88%) PaaS
11 17 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
11 17 (0.83%) Google Analytics
12 12 (0.58%) CloudFront
13 11 (0.54%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (0.49%) Route 53
15 9 (0.44%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.70%) SAN
2 49 (2.38%) Firewall
3 45 (2.19%) DNS
4 34 (1.65%) Internet
5 32 (1.56%) WAN
6 31 (1.51%) TCP/IP
7 27 (1.31%) LAN
8 22 (1.07%) Kerberos
9 20 (0.97%) SMS
10 17 (0.83%) DHCP
10 17 (0.83%) HTTP
10 17 (0.83%) VPN
11 15 (0.73%) NAS
12 13 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
13 12 (0.58%) VLAN
14 11 (0.54%) iSCSI
14 11 (0.54%) SSL
15 10 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (0.44%) MPLS
17 8 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,134 (55.16%) SQL Server
2 608 (29.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 527 (25.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 402 (19.55%) Data Warehouse
5 336 (16.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 259 (12.60%) Oracle Database
7 240 (11.67%) Relational Database
8 199 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 180 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 175 (8.51%) Big Data
11 160 (7.78%) MySQL
12 143 (6.96%) SQL Server 2016
13 141 (6.86%) Hadoop
14 137 (6.66%) NoSQL
14 137 (6.66%) SQL Server 2014
15 130 (6.32%) Power BI
16 127 (6.18%) MongoDB
17 114 (5.54%) RDBMS
18 113 (5.50%) Oracle Database 11g
19 103 (5.01%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 124 (6.03%) Git (software)
2 110 (5.35%) JIRA
3 92 (4.47%) Jenkins
4 86 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 72 (3.50%) Visual Studio
6 59 (2.87%) Bitbucket
7 53 (2.58%) TeamCity
8 45 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 41 (1.99%) Subversion
10 33 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
11 27 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 25 (1.22%) Maven
13 24 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
14 19 (0.92%) Android Studio
15 18 (0.88%) JUnit
15 18 (0.88%) NUnit
15 18 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
16 13 (0.63%) Selenium
17 8 (0.39%) PEAR
17 8 (0.39%) Toad
General
1 495 (24.08%) Finance
2 180 (8.75%) Banking
3 100 (4.86%) Retail
4 63 (3.06%) Advertising
5 60 (2.92%) Games
6 51 (2.48%) Marketing
7 50 (2.43%) Front Office
8 47 (2.29%) Investment Banking
9 45 (2.19%) Automotive
10 43 (2.09%) Financial Institution
11 36 (1.75%) Publishing
12 19 (0.92%) Telecoms
13 18 (0.88%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.68%) Back Office
15 13 (0.63%) Legal
16 10 (0.49%) French Language
16 10 (0.49%) German Language
17 8 (0.39%) Law
18 7 (0.34%) Local Government
19 6 (0.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 730 (35.51%) Developer
2 681 (33.12%) DBA
3 441 (21.45%) SQL DBA
4 375 (18.24%) Administrator
5 231 (11.24%) SQL Developer
6 210 (10.21%) SQL Server DBA
7 128 (6.23%) Oracle DBA
8 116 (5.64%) Senior Developer
9 105 (5.11%) Senior DBA
10 104 (5.06%) Analyst
11 102 (4.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 80 (3.89%) Architect
13 77 (3.75%) Java Developer
14 75 (3.65%) Senior SQL DBA
15 67 (3.26%) SQL Server Developer
16 62 (3.02%) Software Engineer
17 55 (2.68%) C# Developer
17 55 (2.68%) Lead Developer
18 53 (2.58%) Oracle Developer
19 51 (2.48%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (13.13%) .NET
2 215 (10.46%) Web Services
3 159 (7.73%) HTML
4 136 (6.61%) CSS
4 136 (6.61%) Kafka
5 134 (6.52%) ASP.NET
6 129 (6.27%) .NET Framework
7 99 (4.82%) Middleware
8 96 (4.67%) jQuery
9 89 (4.33%) XML
10 73 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 66 (3.21%) RESTful
12 65 (3.16%) WCF
13 61 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web API
13 61 (2.97%) Entity Framework
14 58 (2.82%) Ajax
15 55 (2.68%) REST
16 53 (2.58%) Node.js
17 52 (2.53%) Sass
17 52 (2.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 284 (13.81%) Replication
2 230 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
3 198 (9.63%) Clustering
4 132 (6.42%) Computer Science
5 92 (4.47%) Data Centre
5 92 (4.47%) Fintech
6 62 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
7 58 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 49 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
9 40 (1.95%) Fixed Income
9 40 (1.95%) Private Cloud
10 38 (1.85%) Equities
11 37 (1.80%) Client/Server
11 37 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
12 36 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
13 34 (1.65%) Management Information System
14 32 (1.56%) Derivative
14 32 (1.56%) User Experience
15 29 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 22 (1.07%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 422 (20.53%) Linux
2 329 (16.00%) Windows
3 260 (12.65%) Unix
4 160 (7.78%) Windows Server
5 71 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (2.14%) Solaris
8 31 (1.51%) CentOS
8 31 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (1.46%) Android
10 25 (1.22%) AIX
11 22 (1.07%) Ubuntu
12 19 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (0.78%) Windows 10
14 14 (0.68%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.49%) HPUX
16 5 (0.24%) VMS
16 5 (0.24%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.19%) Debian
17 4 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (28.02%) Agile Software Development
2 423 (20.57%) Business Intelligence
3 366 (17.80%) ETL
4 333 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
5 248 (12.06%) High Availability
6 241 (11.72%) Disaster Recovery
7 227 (11.04%) Data Modelling
8 220 (10.70%) DevOps
9 209 (10.17%) ITIL
10 181 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
11 168 (8.17%) Migration
12 165 (8.03%) Analytics
13 159 (7.73%) Scrum
14 157 (7.64%) Capacity Planning
15 140 (6.81%) Test Automation
16 126 (6.13%) MVC
17 125 (6.08%) Database Tuning
18 123 (5.98%) Software Engineering
19 118 (5.74%) Performance Monitoring
20 111 (5.40%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,405 (68.34%) SQL
2 646 (31.42%) T-SQL
3 316 (15.37%) Java
4 299 (14.54%) C#
5 259 (12.60%) PowerShell
6 239 (11.62%) Python
7 185 (9.00%) PL/SQL
8 170 (8.27%) JavaScript
9 136 (6.61%) Perl
10 131 (6.37%) Shell Script
11 79 (3.84%) Bash Shell
12 61 (2.97%) Scala
13 46 (2.24%) PHP
14 40 (1.95%) Korn
15 27 (1.31%) C++
15 27 (1.31%) R
15 27 (1.31%) Ruby
16 26 (1.26%) VBA
17 22 (1.07%) Java 8
18 16 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 250 (12.16%) Degree
2 93 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 84 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 52 (2.53%) Security Cleared
5 50 (2.43%) Oracle Certification
6 43 (2.09%) OCP
7 42 (2.04%) SC Cleared
8 38 (1.85%) MCSE
9 34 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
10 32 (1.56%) MCSA
11 28 (1.36%) Master's Degree
12 21 (1.02%) ISEB
13 10 (0.49%) MCDBA
14 8 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.39%) MCAD
14 8 (0.39%) MCSD
14 8 (0.39%) RHCE
15 7 (0.34%) CCNP
15 7 (0.34%) CEH
15 7 (0.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.50%) SLA
2 65 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 46 (2.24%) QA
4 30 (1.46%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.58%) GCP
6 12 (0.58%) GDPR
7 10 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.15%) PMO
10 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.097%) MiFID
10 2 (0.097%) SEPA
10 2 (0.097%) TickIT
11 1 (0.049%) Basel III
11 1 (0.049%) CRD IV
System Software
1 129 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 86 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (3.79%) Docker
4 69 (3.36%) Oracle RAC
5 26 (1.26%) Hyper-V
6 25 (1.22%) Firmware
6 25 (1.22%) HDFS
7 18 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.88%) vSphere
8 14 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.63%) ISA Server
10 12 (0.58%) Apache Flume
11 11 (0.54%) NFS
12 9 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.44%) XenApp
13 6 (0.29%) KVM
14 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.24%) Varnish
15 4 (0.19%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 99 (4.82%) Puppet
2 76 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 74 (3.60%) Ansible
4 70 (3.40%) Data Guard
5 68 (3.31%) Oracle RMAN
6 46 (2.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 33 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
8 32 (1.56%) Kubernetes
9 23 (1.12%) Oozie
9 23 (1.12%) Terraform
10 21 (1.02%) Automic
10 21 (1.02%) Dollar Universe
10 21 (1.02%) SCOM
11 17 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
12 15 (0.73%) SQL Sentry
13 14 (0.68%) Nagios
14 13 (0.63%) SCCM
14 13 (0.63%) WSUS
15 11 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
16 10 (0.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 632 (30.74%) Microsoft
2 477 (23.20%) Oracle
3 121 (5.89%) VMware
4 86 (4.18%) SAP
5 81 (3.94%) Red Hat
6 76 (3.70%) IBM
7 69 (3.36%) Google
8 66 (3.21%) Informatica
9 54 (2.63%) Cloudera
10 49 (2.38%) Tableau
11 42 (2.04%) Cisco
12 41 (1.99%) Talend
13 38 (1.85%) HP
14 35 (1.70%) Sybase
15 31 (1.51%) ServiceNow
16 30 (1.46%) SnapLogic
16 30 (1.46%) SolarWinds
17 28 (1.36%) BMC
17 28 (1.36%) TIBCO
18 27 (1.31%) WorldPay