Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 300 336 290
Rank change year-on-year +36 -46 -19
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 664 1,160 1,781
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.93% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.01% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 631 985 1,356
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,250 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £95,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,280 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.57% -

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 59,483 115,045 139,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.40% 92.10% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 47,951 92,143 111,869
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

Performance Tuning
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Performance Tuning as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Performance Tuning.

Salary trend for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Performance Tuning over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 +28 610 £57,500 -4.17% 111
London +59 337 £67,500 - 62
UK excluding London +41 304 £49,000 +5.88% 52
Work from Home +32 129 £65,000 +4.00% 17
North of England +75 127 £50,000 +11.11% 12
North West +64 64 £47,500 +5.56% 7
Midlands +43 64 £45,000 -6.83% 20
South East +83 62 £55,000 - 9
Yorkshire +57 62 £55,000 +22.22% 5
East Midlands +55 41 £43,750 -12.50% 10
West Midlands +33 23 £48,500 +0.41% 10
Wales +42 21 £43,500 -13.00%
South West +30 15 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Scotland 0 11 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Northern Ireland +13 3 £62,500 +51.52%
East of England +33 1 - - 2
North East 0 1 £45,000 +63.64%

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 312 (46.99%) SQL
2 253 (38.10%) SQL Server
3 169 (25.45%) Finance
4 166 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 154 (23.19%) Oracle
6 129 (19.43%) AWS
7 125 (18.83%) Linux
8 118 (17.77%) Clustering
9 114 (17.17%) T-SQL
9 114 (17.17%) Azure
10 111 (16.72%) Java
11 108 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
12 101 (15.21%) Data Warehouse
13 98 (14.76%) Git (software)
14 94 (14.16%) DevOps
15 91 (13.70%) Microsoft
16 90 (13.55%) Windows
17 89 (13.40%) RESTful
18 87 (13.10%) ETL
19 85 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
20 82 (12.35%) NoSQL
21 79 (11.90%) Open Source
21 79 (11.90%) Replication
22 77 (11.60%) Data Modelling
23 76 (11.45%) C#
23 76 (11.45%) Software Engineering
24 74 (11.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 74 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
25 71 (10.69%) High Availability
26 69 (10.39%) Google

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 27 (4.07%) Confluence
2 26 (3.92%) WebLogic
3 19 (2.86%) WebSphere
4 16 (2.41%) Apache
5 13 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.81%) Apache Spark
7 11 (1.66%) IIS
7 11 (1.66%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.20%) Red Hat Fuse
10 6 (0.90%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.90%) Site Server
11 5 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.30%) SAS
12 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (6.02%) Adobe XD
1 40 (6.02%) Figma
1 40 (6.02%) Sketch
2 19 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.30%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.15%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 129 (19.43%) AWS
2 114 (17.17%) Azure
3 43 (6.48%) Power Platform
4 27 (4.07%) SaaS
5 25 (3.77%) Trello
6 18 (2.71%) GCP
7 16 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (2.11%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.96%) Mavenlink
10 12 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (1.66%) PaaS
12 10 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (1.36%) GitHub
13 9 (1.36%) Serverless
14 8 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (1.20%) IaaS
15 7 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (1.05%) Slack
16 6 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.22%) Firewall
2 15 (2.26%) DNS
2 15 (2.26%) HTTP
3 12 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (1.81%) DHCP
4 10 (1.51%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.20%) DMZ
5 8 (1.20%) NetScaler
5 8 (1.20%) WAN
6 6 (0.90%) SAN
6 6 (0.90%) SSL
6 6 (0.90%) VSAN
7 4 (0.60%) VPN
8 2 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.30%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.30%) LAN
8 2 (0.30%) Skype
9 1 (0.15%) SNMP
9 1 (0.15%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 101 (15.21%) Data Warehouse
3 82 (12.35%) NoSQL
4 74 (11.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 63 (9.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (8.73%) Oracle Database
7 51 (7.68%) MySQL
8 49 (7.38%) Relational Database
9 48 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
10 45 (6.78%) Snowflake Schema
11 43 (6.48%) Power BI
12 42 (6.33%) Looker
13 41 (6.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 40 (6.02%) MongoDB
15 33 (4.97%) SQL Server 2019
16 31 (4.67%) Big Data
17 28 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (3.31%) OLTP
18 22 (3.31%) RDBMS
18 22 (3.31%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 98 (14.76%) Git (software)
2 66 (9.94%) JIRA
3 29 (4.37%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.71%) CocoaPods
5 17 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.96%) Maven
7 10 (1.51%) MSI
7 10 (1.51%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.51%) WiX
8 7 (1.05%) GitLab
9 6 (0.90%) Ant
9 6 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.45%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.45%) JUnit
General
1 169 (25.45%) Finance
2 34 (5.12%) Banking
3 28 (4.22%) Marketing
4 22 (3.31%) Law
5 14 (2.11%) Front Office
6 10 (1.51%) Games
6 10 (1.51%) Public Sector
6 10 (1.51%) Retail
7 9 (1.36%) Legal
8 7 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.05%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.75%) iGaming
9 5 (0.75%) Publishing
10 4 (0.60%) Advertising
10 4 (0.60%) Automotive
10 4 (0.60%) Back Office
10 4 (0.60%) Local Government
11 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.30%) Electronics
12 2 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 231 (34.79%) Developer
2 187 (28.16%) DBA
3 107 (16.11%) SQL DBA
4 73 (10.99%) Administrator
5 53 (7.98%) SQL Server DBA
6 49 (7.38%) Consultant
7 39 (5.87%) SQL Developer
8 35 (5.27%) Java Developer
8 35 (5.27%) Oracle DBA
9 30 (4.52%) Full Stack Developer
10 29 (4.37%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 29 (4.37%) Senior Developer
11 28 (4.22%) Android Developer
12 26 (3.92%) MySQL DBA
13 20 (3.01%) Architect
13 20 (3.01%) iOS Developer
13 20 (3.01%) SQL Server Developer
14 19 (2.86%) Applications Support
14 19 (2.86%) Java Consultant
14 19 (2.86%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (13.40%) RESTful
2 66 (9.94%) .NET
3 52 (7.83%) REST
4 47 (7.08%) HTML
5 38 (5.72%) Android SDK
6 37 (5.57%) Middleware
7 30 (4.52%) React
8 29 (4.37%) Kafka
9 28 (4.22%) Spring
10 27 (4.07%) JMS
11 26 (3.92%) XML
12 25 (3.77%) AngularJS
13 22 (3.31%) Material Design
14 20 (3.01%) Core Data
14 20 (3.01%) Lambda Expressions
14 20 (3.01%) Node.js
15 19 (2.86%) Core Animation
15 19 (2.86%) JPA
16 18 (2.71%) jQuery
16 18 (2.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 118 (17.77%) Clustering
2 79 (11.90%) Replication
3 60 (9.04%) User Experience
4 56 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (4.07%) Virtual Team
6 23 (3.46%) Data Centre
7 20 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.86%) Animation
8 19 (2.86%) iPhone
8 19 (2.86%) Renewable Energy
9 16 (2.41%) CMDB
9 16 (2.41%) Data Structures
9 16 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (1.81%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.81%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.51%) Algorithms
12 10 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (1.51%) Web 2.0
13 9 (1.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 125 (18.83%) Linux
2 90 (13.55%) Windows
3 57 (8.58%) Android
4 42 (6.33%) Unix
5 30 (4.52%) Windows Server
6 24 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (3.46%) AIX
8 20 (3.01%) Apple iOS
9 17 (2.56%) CentOS
10 12 (1.81%) Solaris
11 9 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.15%) Debian
14 1 (0.15%) HPUX
14 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.15%) SUSE
14 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (16.27%) Business Intelligence
3 94 (14.16%) DevOps
4 87 (13.10%) ETL
5 85 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
6 79 (11.90%) Open Source
7 77 (11.60%) Data Modelling
8 76 (11.45%) Software Engineering
9 74 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (10.69%) High Availability
11 68 (10.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 65 (9.79%) Fintech
13 62 (9.34%) Analytics
14 50 (7.53%) Configuration Management
14 50 (7.53%) Microservices
15 48 (7.23%) Performance Monitoring
16 47 (7.08%) Push Notifications
17 46 (6.93%) Requirements Gathering
18 44 (6.63%) Mentoring
19 43 (6.48%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 312 (46.99%) SQL
2 114 (17.17%) T-SQL
3 111 (16.72%) Java
4 76 (11.45%) C#
5 65 (9.79%) Python
6 59 (8.89%) PowerShell
7 45 (6.78%) PL/SQL
8 44 (6.63%) JavaScript
9 30 (4.52%) Bash Shell
10 28 (4.22%) Shell Script
11 22 (3.31%) C
12 20 (3.01%) Apple Swift
12 20 (3.01%) Objective-C
13 18 (2.71%) TypeScript
14 14 (2.11%) Perl
15 12 (1.81%) C++
16 11 (1.66%) PHP
17 10 (1.51%) R
18 8 (1.20%) Java 8
19 7 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 40 (6.02%) Degree
3 39 (5.87%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.81%) CCNA
6 11 (1.66%) CCSA
6 11 (1.66%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.20%) OCA
9 7 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.75%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.75%) OCP
11 4 (0.60%) MCDBA
12 3 (0.45%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.45%) IBM AIX Certification
12 3 (0.45%) MCT
12 3 (0.45%) PhD
12 3 (0.45%) RHCE
12 3 (0.45%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.42%) QA
2 26 (3.92%) GDPR
3 18 (2.71%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.96%) SLA
5 6 (0.90%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 24 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.01%) Docker
3 15 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.20%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.90%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.75%) HDFS
8 4 (0.60%) Firmware
9 2 (0.30%) NFS
9 2 (0.30%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.15%) Ceph
10 1 (0.15%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.15%) Lustre
10 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (4.97%) Ansible
2 29 (4.37%) Failover Clustering
3 28 (4.22%) Terraform
4 27 (4.07%) Data Guard
4 27 (4.07%) Oracle RMAN
5 17 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (2.11%) Puppet
7 13 (1.96%) Kubernetes
8 9 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.90%) Galera Cluster
10 6 (0.90%) Nagios
10 6 (0.90%) Packer
10 6 (0.90%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.60%) Foglight
11 4 (0.60%) Grafana
11 4 (0.60%) Graphite
11 4 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.60%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 154 (23.19%) Oracle
2 91 (13.70%) Microsoft
3 69 (10.39%) Google
4 45 (6.78%) VMware
5 40 (6.02%) Adobe
6 29 (4.37%) IBM
7 25 (3.77%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.56%) Charles River
9 15 (2.26%) Atlassian
9 15 (2.26%) Cisco
10 14 (2.11%) SolarWinds
11 13 (1.96%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.51%) Apple
13 9 (1.36%) Citrix
14 8 (1.20%) Ivanti
15 7 (1.05%) TIBCO
16 6 (0.90%) AppDynamics
16 6 (0.90%) SAP
16 6 (0.90%) ServiceNow
16 6 (0.90%) Solace