Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 288 273 250
Rank change year-on-year -15 -23 -43
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 1,772 2,196 2,472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.24% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.35% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,304 1,752 1,948
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £35,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,764 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.55% - +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 138,888 162,355 159,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.75% 91.84% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 109,515 131,738 131,606
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Top 16 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 20 February 2019. 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 -16 1,644 £55,000 +4.76% 255
UK excluding London -29 922 £46,764 -1.55% 184
London +16 839 £62,500 +4.17% 92
South East +7 316 £52,000 +4.00% 37
North of England +21 253 £45,000 - 69
North West +56 145 £45,000 - 38
Midlands -6 106 £47,500 - 28
Yorkshire +2 95 £46,764 +3.92% 25
Scotland +2 94 £40,000 -5.88% 12
South West +46 83 £45,000 - 19
East Midlands -6 54 £46,500 -4.62% 14
West Midlands +17 52 £47,500 - 14
East of England -103 52 £60,000 +14.29% 12
North East +16 14 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Wales -5 12 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Northern Ireland -31 10 £42,500 -29.17% 5

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 1,108 (62.53%) SQL
2 897 (50.62%) SQL Server
3 543 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
4 492 (27.77%) Microsoft
5 459 (25.90%) Finance
6 439 (24.77%) Oracle
7 410 (23.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 395 (22.29%) T-SQL
9 385 (21.73%) Problem-Solving
10 367 (20.71%) Linux
11 342 (19.30%) Windows
12 325 (18.34%) Business Intelligence
13 310 (17.49%) Data Warehouse
13 310 (17.49%) Java
14 290 (16.37%) JavaScript
15 267 (15.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 263 (14.84%) Microsoft Azure
16 263 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
17 257 (14.50%) ETL
18 252 (14.22%) Amazon AWS
19 241 (13.60%) Oracle Database
20 239 (13.49%) C#
21 238 (13.43%) Web Services
21 238 (13.43%) Degree
22 221 (12.47%) Data Modelling
23 219 (12.36%) High Availability
24 215 (12.13%) Relational Database
25 208 (11.74%) DevOps
26 202 (11.40%) HTML
27 201 (11.34%) 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 96 (5.42%) Apache
2 87 (4.91%) Tomcat
3 85 (4.80%) Apache Spark
4 64 (3.61%) IIS
5 44 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
6 40 (2.26%) Apache Solr
7 39 (2.20%) Confluence
8 27 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 24 (1.35%) WebLogic
10 22 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 20 (1.13%) JBoss
11 20 (1.13%) SharePoint
12 15 (0.85%) nginx
12 15 (0.85%) SAS
13 9 (0.51%) Apache Pig
14 8 (0.45%) CMS
15 7 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 6 (0.34%) MS Exchange
16 6 (0.34%) WordPress
17 5 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 46 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 46 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
2 35 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.34%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.34%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.28%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.28%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.23%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
8 3 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.11%) CiviCRM
9 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.056%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 263 (14.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 252 (14.22%) Amazon AWS
3 92 (5.19%) SaaS
4 54 (3.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 32 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
6 29 (1.64%) Serverless
7 26 (1.47%) GitHub
8 24 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
9 19 (1.07%) PaaS
10 17 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
11 16 (0.90%) Office 365
12 12 (0.68%) Azure Functions
13 11 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
13 11 (0.62%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.51%) IaaS
15 7 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 125 (7.05%) HTTP
2 79 (4.46%) DNS
3 69 (3.89%) SSL
4 59 (3.33%) Firewall
5 52 (2.93%) TCP/IP
6 39 (2.20%) WAN
7 38 (2.14%) SAN
8 32 (1.81%) LAN
9 29 (1.64%) Internet
10 22 (1.24%) iSCSI
11 20 (1.13%) Network Security
12 17 (0.96%) VPN
13 16 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (0.90%) NAS
14 15 (0.85%) VLAN
15 12 (0.68%) DHCP
16 10 (0.56%) FCoE
16 10 (0.56%) Kerberos
16 10 (0.56%) Skype
17 9 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 897 (50.62%) SQL Server
2 410 (23.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 310 (17.49%) Data Warehouse
4 267 (15.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 241 (13.60%) Oracle Database
6 215 (12.13%) Relational Database
7 183 (10.33%) NoSQL
8 168 (9.48%) MySQL
9 162 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 161 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
11 154 (8.69%) Big Data
12 144 (8.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 122 (6.88%) MongoDB
13 122 (6.88%) SQL Server 2014
14 121 (6.83%) RDBMS
15 116 (6.55%) Oracle Database 11g
16 113 (6.38%) Hadoop
16 113 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
17 103 (5.81%) Power BI
18 99 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 187 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 88 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 81 (4.57%) JIRA
4 76 (4.29%) Jenkins
5 66 (3.72%) Visual Studio
6 37 (2.09%) TeamCity
7 33 (1.86%) Subversion
8 31 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 29 (1.64%) webpack
10 22 (1.24%) JUnit
10 22 (1.24%) Maven
11 21 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
11 21 (1.19%) Xcode
12 20 (1.13%) Gradle
12 20 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (1.02%) Eclipse
14 14 (0.79%) Bitbucket
15 13 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
16 12 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (0.62%) Mercurial
General
1 459 (25.90%) Finance
2 140 (7.90%) Banking
3 111 (6.26%) Retail
4 40 (2.26%) Games
5 39 (2.20%) Marketing
6 38 (2.14%) Investment Banking
7 29 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.47%) Front Office
9 24 (1.35%) Automotive
10 20 (1.13%) Publishing
11 18 (1.02%) Advertising
12 16 (0.90%) Legal
12 16 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.68%) Law
13 12 (0.68%) Military
14 9 (0.51%) Electronics
15 5 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.23%) Private Banking
17 3 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 638 (36.00%) Developer
2 541 (30.53%) DBA
3 365 (20.60%) SQL DBA
4 236 (13.32%) Administrator
5 164 (9.26%) SQL Developer
6 147 (8.30%) SQL Server DBA
7 114 (6.43%) Oracle DBA
8 109 (6.15%) Architect
9 84 (4.74%) Analyst
10 81 (4.57%) Java Developer
11 69 (3.89%) Senior DBA
12 58 (3.27%) Oracle Developer
12 58 (3.27%) Senior Developer
12 58 (3.27%) Senior SQL DBA
13 52 (2.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 51 (2.88%) Data Engineer
15 48 (2.71%) Software Developer
16 43 (2.43%) C# Developer
16 43 (2.43%) Software Engineer
17 42 (2.37%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (13.43%) Web Services
2 202 (11.40%) HTML
3 179 (10.10%) CSS
4 156 (8.80%) .NET
5 128 (7.22%) SOAP
6 91 (5.14%) XML
7 87 (4.91%) HTML5
7 87 (4.91%) JSON
7 87 (4.91%) REST
8 81 (4.57%) jQuery
9 80 (4.51%) Middleware
10 79 (4.46%) AngularJS
11 78 (4.40%) Kafka
12 75 (4.23%) React
13 61 (3.44%) JMS
13 61 (3.44%) RESTful
14 52 (2.93%) Node.js
15 48 (2.71%) ASP.NET
16 41 (2.31%) CSS3
16 41 (2.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 263 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (9.88%) Replication
3 110 (6.21%) Clustering
4 109 (6.15%) Management Information System
5 85 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
6 66 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
7 63 (3.56%) User Experience
8 50 (2.82%) Fintech
9 37 (2.09%) Data Centre
10 34 (1.92%) Data Structures
11 32 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
12 30 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
13 23 (1.30%) Algorithms
13 23 (1.30%) Driving Licence
14 22 (1.24%) Private Cloud
15 21 (1.19%) Mobile App
16 20 (1.13%) Animation
16 20 (1.13%) Credit Risk
17 17 (0.96%) Mainframe
18 16 (0.90%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 367 (20.71%) Linux
2 342 (19.30%) Windows
3 201 (11.34%) Unix
4 174 (9.82%) Windows Server
5 68 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (1.98%) AIX
7 35 (1.98%) Apple iOS
8 27 (1.52%) CentOS
9 25 (1.41%) Android
10 22 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (1.19%) Solaris
12 19 (1.07%) Windows 10
13 18 (1.02%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.34%) VMS
15 4 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.23%) HPUX
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.056%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (21.73%) Problem-Solving
3 325 (18.34%) Business Intelligence
4 257 (14.50%) ETL
5 221 (12.47%) Data Modelling
6 219 (12.36%) High Availability
7 208 (11.74%) DevOps
8 189 (10.67%) Scrum
9 186 (10.50%) Migration
10 185 (10.44%) Analytics
11 183 (10.33%) Test Automation
12 177 (9.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 168 (9.48%) Computer Science
14 166 (9.37%) ITIL
15 158 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
16 137 (7.73%) Software Engineering
17 127 (7.17%) Capacity Planning
18 121 (6.83%) Performance Monitoring
19 109 (6.15%) SDLC
20 95 (5.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,108 (62.53%) SQL
2 395 (22.29%) T-SQL
3 310 (17.49%) Java
4 290 (16.37%) JavaScript
5 239 (13.49%) C#
6 196 (11.06%) Python
7 180 (10.16%) PowerShell
8 159 (8.97%) PL/SQL
9 100 (5.64%) Shell Script
10 83 (4.68%) PHP
11 48 (2.71%) Perl
12 39 (2.20%) Bash Shell
13 34 (1.92%) Scala
14 30 (1.69%) X++
15 28 (1.58%) C++
15 28 (1.58%) ES6
15 28 (1.58%) VB.NET
16 22 (1.24%) R
17 21 (1.19%) Apple Swift
18 20 (1.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 238 (13.43%) Degree
2 96 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 87 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (1.92%) MCSE
5 27 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
6 26 (1.47%) Security Cleared
7 23 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.02%) OCP
9 17 (0.96%) CCNA
9 17 (0.96%) MCDST
9 17 (0.96%) MCSA
10 15 (0.85%) CCNP
11 12 (0.68%) CEH
11 12 (0.68%) CISSP
11 12 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
11 12 (0.68%) SC Cleared
12 11 (0.62%) MCDBA
13 10 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.56%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.36%) QA
2 73 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 62 (3.50%) GDPR
4 56 (3.16%) Data Quality
5 38 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 38 (2.14%) HIPAA
6 30 (1.69%) PCI DSS
7 28 (1.58%) SLA
8 20 (1.13%) ISO 9001
9 13 (0.73%) ISO 14001
10 7 (0.40%) IFRS
10 7 (0.40%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.11%) PMO
12 1 (0.056%) GxP
12 1 (0.056%) Solvency II
System Software
1 112 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 83 (4.68%) Docker
3 72 (4.06%) Oracle RAC
4 60 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 36 (2.03%) Hyper-V
6 34 (1.92%) HDFS
7 25 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (1.30%) NFS
9 16 (0.90%) vSphere
10 15 (0.85%) Apache Flume
10 15 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.79%) Oracle Clusterware
12 10 (0.56%) KVM
13 7 (0.40%) SRDF
13 7 (0.40%) Xen
14 6 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.34%) XenApp
15 5 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.23%) Varnish
16 4 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 118 (6.66%) Ansible
2 102 (5.76%) Puppet
3 93 (5.25%) Opscode Chef
4 86 (4.85%) Data Guard
5 56 (3.16%) Oracle RMAN
6 33 (1.86%) SCCM
7 29 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 27 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 25 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
9 25 (1.41%) SCOM
10 23 (1.30%) Kubernetes
11 22 (1.24%) Control-M
12 17 (0.96%) IBM BigFix
12 17 (0.96%) WSUS
13 13 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
13 13 (0.73%) Nagios
13 13 (0.73%) Oozie
14 12 (0.68%) Terraform
15 10 (0.56%) Prometheus
16 9 (0.51%) Packer
Vendors
1 492 (27.77%) Microsoft
2 439 (24.77%) Oracle
3 96 (5.42%) SAP
4 95 (5.36%) VMware
5 90 (5.08%) IBM
6 71 (4.01%) Google
7 70 (3.95%) Splunk
8 64 (3.61%) Tableau
9 60 (3.39%) Informatica
10 54 (3.05%) Red Hat
11 42 (2.37%) Pega
12 36 (2.03%) Cisco
13 34 (1.92%) Cloudera
14 30 (1.69%) TIBCO
15 28 (1.58%) Talend
16 27 (1.52%) RedGate
17 24 (1.35%) Intel
18 23 (1.30%) BMC
18 23 (1.30%) ServiceNow
19 22 (1.24%) HP