Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 215 185
Rank change year-on-year -45 -30 -8
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 2371 3205 4014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.63% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.83% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1720 2554 3186
UK median annual salary £50,000 £53,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.10% +6.50% +3.09%
10th Percentile £36,225 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%

Performance Tuning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 158356 175503 192296
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.16%
Number of salaries quoted 125505 146405 157070
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -46 2249 £50,000 -7.41% 116
UK excluding London -20 1282 £45,000 -3.23% 77
London -65 1062 £60,000 - 45
South East +14 416 £47,000 -6.00% 16
North of England -36 302 £45,000 +5.88% 27
East of England +40 213 £47,500 -9.52% 9
Midlands -38 183 £45,000 +5.88% 14
North West -23 139 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Yorkshire -28 135 £45,000 +12.50% 13
West Midlands -20 102 £45,000 -5.26% 9
South West -23 82 £42,500 +2.41% 4
East Midlands -26 81 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Scotland -36 70 £47,500 -13.64% 3
North East +25 28 £42,500 +13.48% 2
Wales +2 21 £40,000 - 3
Northern Ireland -10 3 £55,000 +4.76%
Isle of Man - 2 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1512 (63.77%) SQL
2 1331 (56.14%) SQL Server
3 715 (30.16%) Oracle
4 700 (29.52%) Microsoft
5 673 (28.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 630 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
7 623 (26.28%) T-SQL
8 609 (25.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 583 (24.59%) Finance
10 562 (23.70%) Linux
11 490 (20.67%) Windows
12 451 (19.02%) Business Intelligence
13 414 (17.46%) ETL
14 401 (16.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 382 (16.11%) Data Warehouse
16 376 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
17 358 (15.10%) .NET
18 354 (14.93%) Oracle Database
19 331 (13.96%) Disaster Recovery
20 329 (13.88%) C#
21 322 (13.58%) Java
22 319 (13.45%) SQL Server 2008
22 319 (13.45%) DevOps
23 312 (13.16%) High Availability
24 283 (11.94%) Unix
25 275 (11.60%) PowerShell
26 269 (11.35%) Replication
27 265 (11.18%) Banking
28 262 (11.05%) JavaScript
29 259 (10.92%) Windows Server

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
1 124 (5.23%) IIS
2 109 (4.60%) SharePoint
3 82 (3.46%) Apache
4 73 (3.08%) WebLogic
5 60 (2.53%) Tomcat
6 53 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 51 (2.15%) WebSphere
8 45 (1.90%) Apache Spark
9 44 (1.86%) JBoss
10 40 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
10 40 (1.69%) MS Exchange
10 40 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
11 35 (1.48%) Confluence
12 33 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
13 27 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
14 24 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
14 24 (1.01%) SAS
15 21 (0.89%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.72%) Apache Solr
16 17 (0.72%) CloudStack
Applications
1 97 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.38%) SPSS
5 2 (0.084%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.89%) RiskWrite
4 18 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (0.46%) SAP BPC
6 9 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.30%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.21%) Endur
9 5 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.21%) SAP APO
9 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.21%) SAP R/3
10 4 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 4 (0.17%) Magento
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.17%) Sage X3
11 3 (0.13%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 239 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 192 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (3.58%) GitHub
4 59 (2.49%) SaaS
5 33 (1.39%) Office 365
6 29 (1.22%) IaaS
7 22 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (0.72%) PaaS
9 12 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.21%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 5 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 4 (0.17%) Force.com
15 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 137 (5.78%) Firewall
2 93 (3.92%) SAN
3 92 (3.88%) DNS
4 84 (3.54%) TCP/IP
5 57 (2.40%) LAN
6 56 (2.36%) DHCP
7 50 (2.11%) WAN
8 46 (1.94%) Internet
9 45 (1.90%) VPN
10 32 (1.35%) SSL
11 31 (1.31%) VoIP
12 29 (1.22%) BGP
13 27 (1.14%) Intranet
13 27 (1.14%) SNMP
14 25 (1.05%) LDAP
15 21 (0.89%) Kerberos
16 19 (0.80%) HTTP
16 19 (0.80%) SSH
17 18 (0.76%) NAS
18 17 (0.72%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1331 (56.14%) SQL Server
2 673 (28.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 609 (25.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 401 (16.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 382 (16.11%) Data Warehouse
6 354 (14.93%) Oracle Database
7 319 (13.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 241 (10.16%) Relational Database
8 241 (10.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 239 (10.08%) SQL Server 2014
10 210 (8.86%) NoSQL
11 198 (8.35%) MySQL
12 166 (7.00%) Oracle Database 11g
13 155 (6.54%) MongoDB
14 154 (6.50%) RDBMS
15 149 (6.28%) Oracle Database 12c
16 122 (5.15%) SQL Server 2016
17 119 (5.02%) SQL Server 2005
18 113 (4.77%) Hadoop
19 112 (4.72%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 197 (8.31%) Git (software)
2 156 (6.58%) JIRA
3 138 (5.82%) TeamCity
4 124 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 98 (4.13%) Jenkins
6 84 (3.54%) Visual Studio
7 80 (3.37%) Subversion
8 56 (2.36%) Eclipse
9 30 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 29 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 23 (0.97%) JUnit
11 23 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
12 22 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
13 21 (0.89%) VersionOne
14 20 (0.84%) Maven
15 19 (0.80%) Bitbucket
16 18 (0.76%) Mockito
17 16 (0.67%) Gradle
17 16 (0.67%) IntelliJ
18 15 (0.63%) Cucumber
General
1 583 (24.59%) Finance
2 265 (11.18%) Banking
3 181 (7.63%) Retail
4 132 (5.57%) Investment Banking
5 106 (4.47%) Retail Banking
6 95 (4.01%) Marketing
7 75 (3.16%) Front Office
8 51 (2.15%) Advertising
9 30 (1.27%) Publishing
10 26 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 21 (0.89%) Back Office
12 20 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.80%) Telecoms
14 18 (0.76%) Automotive
15 9 (0.38%) Billing
15 9 (0.38%) Electronics
16 7 (0.30%) Music Industry
17 6 (0.25%) Games
17 6 (0.25%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 815 (34.37%) Developer
2 775 (32.69%) DBA
3 544 (22.94%) SQL DBA
4 490 (20.67%) Administrator
5 268 (11.30%) SQL Server DBA
6 225 (9.49%) SQL Developer
7 170 (7.17%) Senior Developer
8 151 (6.37%) Senior DBA
9 127 (5.36%) Oracle DBA
10 120 (5.06%) Analyst
11 119 (5.02%) Oracle Developer
12 114 (4.81%) Senior SQL DBA
13 101 (4.26%) .NET Developer
14 97 (4.09%) Java Developer
15 83 (3.50%) C# Developer
16 79 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
17 73 (3.08%) Consultant
18 70 (2.95%) SQL Server Developer
19 69 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
20 65 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (15.10%) .NET
2 239 (10.08%) Web Services
3 184 (7.76%) HTML
4 177 (7.47%) XML
5 171 (7.21%) CSS
6 169 (7.13%) ASP.NET
7 116 (4.89%) .NET Framework
8 107 (4.51%) AngularJS
8 107 (4.51%) Middleware
9 86 (3.63%) RESTful
10 83 (3.50%) jQuery
11 71 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
12 67 (2.83%) Spring
13 66 (2.78%) Entity Framework
14 64 (2.70%) MDX
15 63 (2.66%) WCF
16 57 (2.40%) REST
17 53 (2.24%) HTML5
18 52 (2.19%) React
19 50 (2.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 376 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
2 269 (11.35%) Replication
3 230 (9.70%) Clustering
4 167 (7.04%) Computer Science
5 88 (3.71%) Data Centre
6 60 (2.53%) Derivative
7 58 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
8 49 (2.07%) Management Information System
9 48 (2.02%) Fintech
9 48 (2.02%) User Experience
10 43 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
11 37 (1.56%) Credit Risk
12 35 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 32 (1.35%) Hedge funds
14 29 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
14 29 (1.22%) iSeries
15 28 (1.18%) Mobile App
16 24 (1.01%) Client/Server
16 24 (1.01%) N-Tier
17 19 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 562 (23.70%) Linux
2 490 (20.67%) Windows
3 283 (11.94%) Unix
4 259 (10.92%) Windows Server
5 94 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 83 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 76 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 61 (2.57%) Solaris
9 38 (1.60%) CentOS
10 31 (1.31%) AIX
11 30 (1.27%) Android
12 22 (0.93%) Windows 10
13 19 (0.80%) Windows 7
14 16 (0.67%) Apple iOS
14 16 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.55%) Debian
15 13 (0.55%) HPUX
16 12 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (0.46%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (19.02%) Business Intelligence
3 414 (17.46%) ETL
4 331 (13.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 319 (13.45%) DevOps
6 312 (13.16%) High Availability
7 213 (8.98%) Data Modelling
8 204 (8.60%) ITIL
9 200 (8.44%) Mentoring
10 192 (8.10%) Performance Monitoring
11 184 (7.76%) Capacity Planning
12 173 (7.30%) Migration
13 172 (7.25%) Analytics
14 164 (6.92%) SDLC
15 156 (6.58%) Asset Management
16 141 (5.95%) Scrum
17 127 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
18 125 (5.27%) Software Engineering
19 124 (5.23%) MVC
20 122 (5.15%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1512 (63.77%) SQL
2 623 (26.28%) T-SQL
3 329 (13.88%) C#
4 322 (13.58%) Java
5 275 (11.60%) PowerShell
6 262 (11.05%) JavaScript
7 257 (10.84%) PL/SQL
8 168 (7.09%) Python
9 159 (6.71%) Shell Script
10 110 (4.64%) Perl
11 83 (3.50%) Bash Shell
12 55 (2.32%) PHP
13 48 (2.02%) Ruby
14 36 (1.52%) VB.NET
15 34 (1.43%) VBScript
16 29 (1.22%) C
17 27 (1.14%) VB
18 26 (1.10%) C++
19 18 (0.76%) Scala
20 15 (0.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 227 (9.57%) Degree
2 204 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 88 (3.71%) Security Cleared
4 86 (3.63%) MCSE
5 70 (2.95%) MCSA
6 61 (2.57%) Oracle Certification
7 60 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 43 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 41 (1.73%) MCITP
10 40 (1.69%) OCP
11 38 (1.60%) MCTS
12 33 (1.39%) SC Cleared
13 28 (1.18%) DV Cleared
14 25 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
15 23 (0.97%) MCSD
16 21 (0.89%) MCAD
17 17 (0.72%) CCNP
18 15 (0.63%) OCA
19 13 (0.55%) CCNA
20 12 (0.51%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.80%) SLA
2 75 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 64 (2.70%) QA
4 51 (2.15%) PCI DSS
5 33 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (1.18%) ISO 9001
7 19 (0.80%) GDPR
8 9 (0.38%) ISO 14001
9 8 (0.34%) PMO
10 4 (0.17%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.13%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.084%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.084%) MiFID
12 2 (0.084%) SSAE 16
13 1 (0.042%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 150 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 102 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
4 68 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (1.77%) Docker
6 39 (1.64%) XenServer
7 33 (1.39%) vSphere
8 32 (1.35%) Hyper-V
9 25 (1.05%) Xen
10 23 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (0.84%) KVM
12 15 (0.63%) HDFS
13 13 (0.55%) Apache Flume
13 13 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 13 (0.55%) ISA Server
14 11 (0.46%) Cronacle
14 11 (0.46%) Firmware
14 11 (0.46%) iptables
15 7 (0.30%) XenApp
16 6 (0.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 103 (4.34%) Puppet
2 85 (3.58%) Ansible
3 83 (3.50%) Data Guard
4 81 (3.42%) Oracle RMAN
5 74 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (2.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 52 (2.19%) Nagios
8 39 (1.64%) Terraform
9 33 (1.39%) Perfmon
9 33 (1.39%) SCOM
9 33 (1.39%) Tivoli
10 31 (1.31%) Failover Clustering
11 30 (1.27%) Opsview
12 24 (1.01%) Cobbler
12 24 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
13 19 (0.80%) Kubernetes
14 18 (0.76%) SCCM
14 18 (0.76%) SELinux
15 17 (0.72%) Icinga
15 17 (0.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 715 (30.16%) Oracle
2 700 (29.52%) Microsoft
3 152 (6.41%) VMware
4 125 (5.27%) Red Hat
5 74 (3.12%) IBM
6 72 (3.04%) Cisco
7 71 (2.99%) Sybase
8 66 (2.78%) SAP
9 65 (2.74%) Tableau
10 48 (2.02%) HP
11 37 (1.56%) Google
11 37 (1.56%) Informatica
12 29 (1.22%) Citrix
13 28 (1.18%) RedGate
14 27 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
15 26 (1.10%) Facebook
16 25 (1.05%) Dell
17 21 (0.89%) Juniper
18 19 (0.80%) SolarWinds
19 17 (0.72%) EnterpriseDB