Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 269 354 287
Rank change year-on-year +85 -67 -21
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 591 1,258 1,998
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 0.89% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.96% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 493 1,052 1,575
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,100 £36,125 £35,000
90th Percentile £86,000 £81,125 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.11% - +5.56%

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 46,755 130,546 154,143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.53% 92.19% 91.89%
Number of salaries quoted 37,893 102,464 122,773
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,687 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 2020. 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 +93 559 £55,000 - 80
UK excluding London +103 321 £48,500 +2.11% 48
London +78 265 £65,000 +8.33% 44
North of England +108 124 £50,000 +11.11% 11
North West +87 69 £50,000 +11.11% 5
South East +84 56 £43,500 -13.00% 5
Midlands +136 55 £43,308 +1.90% 12
South West +113 52 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Yorkshire +112 45 £52,500 +10.53% 5
Work from Home +36 37 £57,500 -4.17% 11
East Midlands +88 32 £36,000 -12.20% 6
West Midlands +114 23 £48,500 +14.12% 6
Scotland +48 16 £51,250 +13.89% 9
North East +7 10 £45,000 +2.27% 1
Wales +44 9 £38,750 -24.39% 3
East of England +76 7 £65,000 +18.18% 3
Northern Ireland +20 2 £41,250 +10.00%

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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.

1 293 (49.58%) SQL
2 225 (38.07%) SQL Server
3 175 (29.61%) Agile Software Development
4 154 (26.06%) Linux
5 141 (23.86%) Finance
6 130 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
6 130 (22.00%) Azure
7 119 (20.14%) Oracle
8 114 (19.29%) AWS
9 113 (19.12%) T-SQL
10 111 (18.78%) Microsoft
11 101 (17.09%) Data Warehouse
12 96 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
13 82 (13.87%) ETL
14 80 (13.54%) Data Modelling
14 80 (13.54%) Clustering
15 77 (13.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 76 (12.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 73 (12.35%) Java
18 71 (12.01%) DevOps
19 69 (11.68%) Windows
20 68 (11.51%) Python
21 67 (11.34%) High Availability
22 64 (10.83%) Performance Monitoring
22 64 (10.83%) Analytics
23 63 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
23 63 (10.66%) Git (software)
24 62 (10.49%) Replication
25 61 (10.32%) Unix
26 59 (9.98%) Red Hat

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 45 (7.61%) Apache
2 27 (4.57%) Tomcat
3 21 (3.55%) Confluence
3 21 (3.55%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.86%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (0.85%) IIS
8 4 (0.68%) Site Server
8 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.68%) WordPress
9 3 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.51%) Mule
9 3 (0.51%) nginx
9 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Fuse
10 2 (0.34%) SAS
11 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 28 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.51%) Magento
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.34%) SAP MDG
3 2 (0.34%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 130 (22.00%) Azure
2 114 (19.29%) AWS
3 55 (9.31%) Power Platform
4 37 (6.26%) SaaS
5 16 (2.71%) Trello
6 15 (2.54%) Mavenlink
6 15 (2.54%) OpenShift
7 14 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (2.20%) PaaS
9 12 (2.03%) Slack
10 10 (1.69%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (1.52%) Apigee
11 9 (1.52%) GCP
12 8 (1.35%) IaaS
13 7 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.85%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.55%) Internet
2 18 (3.05%) Firewall
2 18 (3.05%) HTTP
3 15 (2.54%) Network Security
4 9 (1.52%) DNS
5 8 (1.35%) DHCP
6 7 (1.18%) VPN
7 6 (1.02%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.85%) NetScaler
8 5 (0.85%) WAN
9 4 (0.68%) FTP
9 4 (0.68%) LAN
9 4 (0.68%) SAN
9 4 (0.68%) SSL
9 4 (0.68%) VSAN
10 3 (0.51%) FIX Connectivity
10 3 (0.51%) Skype
11 2 (0.34%) InfiniBand
11 2 (0.34%) Intranet
12 1 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (38.07%) SQL Server
2 101 (17.09%) Data Warehouse
3 77 (13.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 76 (12.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 56 (9.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 55 (9.31%) Oracle Database
6 55 (9.31%) Power BI
7 51 (8.63%) MySQL
8 49 (8.29%) Relational Database
9 47 (7.95%) Snowflake Schema
10 45 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
11 39 (6.60%) Looker
12 37 (6.26%) RDBMS
13 35 (5.92%) NoSQL
14 34 (5.75%) OLTP
15 29 (4.91%) SQL Server 2019
16 27 (4.57%) Big Data
17 24 (4.06%) MongoDB
17 24 (4.06%) Oracle Database 11g
18 21 (3.55%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 63 (10.66%) Git (software)
2 57 (9.64%) JIRA
3 13 (2.20%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.20%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.02%) GitLab
5 6 (1.02%) Maven
5 6 (1.02%) NUnit
5 6 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (1.02%) SpecFlow
5 6 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.85%) LSMW
6 5 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.68%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.51%) CocoaPods
8 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 141 (23.86%) Finance
2 33 (5.58%) Banking
3 23 (3.89%) Front Office
3 23 (3.89%) Marketing
4 21 (3.55%) Law
5 14 (2.37%) Retail
6 8 (1.35%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.18%) Advertising
8 6 (1.02%) Automotive
8 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.68%) Back Office
10 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.68%) Legal
11 3 (0.51%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.34%) Games
12 2 (0.34%) Police
12 2 (0.34%) Publishing
12 2 (0.34%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 215 (36.38%) Developer
2 149 (25.21%) DBA
3 94 (15.91%) SQL DBA
4 79 (13.37%) Administrator
5 74 (12.52%) SQL Developer
6 48 (8.12%) SQL Server DBA
7 41 (6.94%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 41 (6.94%) Java Developer
8 39 (6.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 35 (5.92%) Architect
10 33 (5.58%) Linux Engineer
11 30 (5.08%) Oracle DBA
12 29 (4.91%) SQL Server Developer
13 28 (4.74%) Senior Developer
14 27 (4.57%) Full Stack Developer
15 21 (3.55%) Consultant
16 20 (3.38%) SQL BI Developer
17 19 (3.21%) Analyst
18 18 (3.05%) Software Developer
18 18 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.94%) REST
2 34 (5.75%) XML
3 32 (5.41%) .NET
3 32 (5.41%) HTML
4 30 (5.08%) Middleware
4 30 (5.08%) Spring
5 29 (4.91%) RESTful
6 25 (4.23%) LAMP
6 25 (4.23%) Web Services
7 19 (3.21%) jQuery
8 18 (3.05%) JSON
9 17 (2.88%) J2EE
9 17 (2.88%) JMS
9 17 (2.88%) SOAP
10 14 (2.37%) React
11 13 (2.20%) AngularJS
11 13 (2.20%) Kafka
12 12 (2.03%) Android SDK
13 11 (1.86%) Node.js
14 9 (1.52%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 80 (13.54%) Clustering
2 63 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (10.49%) Replication
4 28 (4.74%) User Experience
5 24 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (3.72%) Algorithms
7 20 (3.38%) Data Centre
7 20 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (3.05%) Data Structures
8 18 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (2.20%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.35%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.35%) Renewable Energy
12 7 (1.18%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.18%) Market Risk
13 6 (1.02%) Animation
13 6 (1.02%) iPhone
13 6 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 154 (26.06%) Linux
2 69 (11.68%) Windows
3 61 (10.32%) Unix
4 36 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (4.91%) Windows Server
6 28 (4.74%) AIX
7 27 (4.57%) Solaris
8 23 (3.89%) CentOS
9 21 (3.55%) Android
10 15 (2.54%) Ubuntu
11 10 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.52%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.02%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.68%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
16 3 (0.51%) SUSE
17 2 (0.34%) Debian
17 2 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (29.61%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
3 96 (16.24%) Problem-Solving
4 82 (13.87%) ETL
5 80 (13.54%) Data Modelling
6 71 (12.01%) DevOps
7 67 (11.34%) High Availability
8 64 (10.83%) Analytics
8 64 (10.83%) Performance Monitoring
9 56 (9.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 55 (9.31%) Software Engineering
11 48 (8.12%) Data Architecture
12 45 (7.61%) Microservices
13 44 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
14 42 (7.11%) Migration
15 41 (6.94%) Data Science
16 39 (6.60%) Configuration Management
17 35 (5.92%) Mentoring
17 35 (5.92%) Open Source
18 34 (5.75%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 293 (49.58%) SQL
2 113 (19.12%) T-SQL
3 73 (12.35%) Java
4 68 (11.51%) Python
5 55 (9.31%) PowerShell
6 50 (8.46%) PHP
7 43 (7.28%) C#
8 41 (6.94%) Shell Script
9 34 (5.75%) JavaScript
10 30 (5.08%) PL/SQL
11 28 (4.74%) Bash Shell
12 24 (4.06%) Perl
13 17 (2.88%) C
14 15 (2.54%) R
15 10 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 9 (1.52%) C++
17 8 (1.35%) Apple Swift
17 8 (1.35%) Objective-C
18 7 (1.18%) Scala
18 7 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (5.08%) Degree
2 26 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (2.03%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.35%) MCSA
7 6 (1.02%) CCNA
7 6 (1.02%) MCDBA
7 6 (1.02%) MCITP
7 6 (1.02%) RHCE
8 5 (0.85%) CCA
8 5 (0.85%) CCNP
8 5 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (0.85%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.85%) MCP
8 5 (0.85%) MCSE
9 4 (0.68%) MCTS
10 3 (0.51%) MCT
10 3 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.06%) SLA
2 20 (3.38%) QA
3 16 (2.71%) GDPR
4 6 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.68%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.34%) COBIT
7 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 33 (5.58%) Docker
2 25 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (1.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.68%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.68%) vSphere
9 3 (0.51%) NFS
10 2 (0.34%) Firmware
10 2 (0.34%) GPFS
10 2 (0.34%) Lustre
10 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.34%) XenApp
10 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.17%) Samba
11 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 49 (8.29%) Ansible
2 27 (4.57%) Failover Clustering
3 24 (4.06%) Puppet
4 20 (3.38%) Terraform
5 16 (2.71%) Kubernetes
6 15 (2.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (2.37%) Data Guard
8 12 (2.03%) Oracle RMAN
9 10 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
10 9 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (1.52%) Rundeck
11 8 (1.35%) Oracle ZFS
12 7 (1.18%) Icinga
12 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (1.02%) SCCM
14 5 (0.85%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.85%) vCenter Server
15 4 (0.68%) NetBackup
16 2 (0.34%) Grafana
Vendors
1 119 (20.14%) Oracle
2 111 (18.78%) Microsoft
3 59 (9.98%) Red Hat
4 43 (7.28%) VMware
5 36 (6.09%) Google
6 27 (4.57%) IBM
7 21 (3.55%) Cisco
8 15 (2.54%) Atlassian
9 9 (1.52%) Tableau
10 6 (1.02%) Apple
10 6 (1.02%) Citrix
10 6 (1.02%) SAP
11 5 (0.85%) EMC
11 5 (0.85%) Informatica
11 5 (0.85%) Percona
11 5 (0.85%) Veeam
12 4 (0.68%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.68%) RedGate
12 4 (0.68%) Remedy
12 4 (0.68%) TIBCO