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

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 344 273 274
Rank change year-on-year -71 +1 -41
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 1,191 2,004 2,297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 1.23% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.34% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 969 1,517 1,743
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% -1.90%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,606 £34,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%

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 125,565 149,807 165,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.04% 91.83% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 99,277 119,197 131,290
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 November 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 November 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 -88 1,086 £55,000 +4.76% 175
UK excluding London -80 624 £47,500 - 117
London -51 529 £62,500 - 69
South East -89 175 £48,750 -2.50% 20
North of England -17 161 £45,500 -3.19% 44
North West +1 95 £45,000 -5.26% 19
Midlands -49 79 £42,500 -5.56% 20
East of England +50 69 £55,000 -8.33% 10
South West -21 60 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Scotland -22 59 £45,000 - 10
Yorkshire -25 47 £47,500 +1.06% 14
East Midlands -33 40 £40,000 -8.05% 13
West Midlands -5 39 £48,300 +1.68% 7
Wales +13 22 £50,000 - 1
North East +35 19 £50,000 +35.14% 11
Northern Ireland -2 3 £37,500 +7.14%

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 684 (57.43%) SQL
2 623 (52.31%) SQL Server
3 381 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
4 380 (31.91%) Microsoft
5 296 (24.85%) Windows
6 281 (23.59%) Azure
7 279 (23.43%) Linux
8 272 (22.84%) T-SQL
9 265 (22.25%) Finance
10 242 (20.32%) DevOps
11 240 (20.15%) Oracle
12 236 (19.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 222 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
14 220 (18.47%) C#
15 195 (16.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 188 (15.79%) Degree
17 183 (15.37%) .NET
18 178 (14.95%) AWS
18 178 (14.95%) High Availability
19 173 (14.53%) ETL
20 164 (13.77%) Disaster Recovery
20 164 (13.77%) Python
21 156 (13.10%) Data Warehouse
22 150 (12.59%) Java
23 146 (12.26%) Scrum
24 140 (11.75%) Relational Database
25 139 (11.67%) Data Modelling
26 138 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
27 135 (11.34%) SQL Server 2012
28 133 (11.17%) Test Automation

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 39 (3.27%) Apache Spark
2 36 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
2 36 (3.02%) IIS
3 34 (2.85%) Tomcat
4 31 (2.60%) WebLogic
5 30 (2.52%) Apache
6 27 (2.27%) SharePoint
7 26 (2.18%) WebSphere
8 21 (1.76%) nginx
9 17 (1.43%) JBoss
9 17 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (1.09%) Confluence
11 11 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
12 10 (0.84%) CMS
12 10 (0.84%) WordPress
13 8 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.59%) NetWeaver
14 7 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 7 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.50%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.084%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.084%) Gliffy
6 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.50%) SAP BPC
5 6 (0.50%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.50%) SAP MM
5 6 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.34%) HFM
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle FAH
7 4 (0.34%) R3 Corda
8 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 2 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 1 (0.084%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 281 (23.59%) Azure
2 178 (14.95%) AWS
3 91 (7.64%) Power Platform
4 53 (4.45%) GCP
5 44 (3.69%) SaaS
6 36 (3.02%) PaaS
7 32 (2.69%) Serverless
8 28 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 28 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
9 25 (2.10%) IaaS
9 25 (2.10%) Office 365
10 20 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 15 (1.26%) Amazon S3
12 15 (1.26%) GitHub
13 12 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.67%) Slack
14 8 (0.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 83 (6.97%) Firewall
2 52 (4.37%) DNS
3 42 (3.53%) Internet
4 41 (3.44%) HTTP
5 39 (3.27%) TCP/IP
6 30 (2.52%) SAN
7 24 (2.02%) DHCP
8 22 (1.85%) SSL
8 22 (1.85%) VPN
9 13 (1.09%) LAN
10 11 (0.92%) VoIP
11 10 (0.84%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.76%) Network Security
13 8 (0.67%) NAS
13 8 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (0.67%) SMTP
14 7 (0.59%) FTP
14 7 (0.59%) WAN
15 6 (0.50%) Broadband
16 5 (0.42%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 623 (52.31%) SQL Server
2 236 (19.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 195 (16.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 156 (13.10%) Data Warehouse
5 140 (11.75%) Relational Database
6 135 (11.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 118 (9.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 111 (9.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 109 (9.15%) Oracle Database
10 104 (8.73%) SQL Server 2016
11 91 (7.64%) Power BI
12 74 (6.21%) MySQL
13 73 (6.13%) SQL Server 2014
14 62 (5.21%) RDBMS
15 59 (4.95%) Big Data
16 52 (4.37%) MongoDB
17 48 (4.03%) Oracle Database 12c
18 47 (3.95%) NoSQL
19 41 (3.44%) Hadoop
20 40 (3.36%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 121 (10.16%) Git (software)
2 86 (7.22%) Jenkins
3 74 (6.21%) JIRA
4 50 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 49 (4.11%) Visual Studio
6 30 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
7 28 (2.35%) Subversion
8 18 (1.51%) Artifactory
8 18 (1.51%) NUnit
8 18 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
9 16 (1.34%) Selenium
10 13 (1.09%) Gerrit
11 12 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
12 11 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 10 (0.84%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
14 9 (0.76%) Toad
15 8 (0.67%) Bitbucket
16 7 (0.59%) PowerBuilder
16 7 (0.59%) webpack
General
1 265 (22.25%) Finance
2 51 (4.28%) Retail
3 46 (3.86%) Banking
4 45 (3.78%) Marketing
5 37 (3.11%) Manufacturing
6 34 (2.85%) Games
7 30 (2.52%) Public Sector
8 26 (2.18%) Law
8 26 (2.18%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.93%) Electronics
10 19 (1.60%) Advertising
11 13 (1.09%) Investment Banking
12 12 (1.01%) Legal
13 11 (0.92%) Publishing
14 9 (0.76%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.76%) Automotive
14 9 (0.76%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.50%) iGaming
16 5 (0.42%) Back Office
17 4 (0.34%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 358 (30.06%) Developer
2 343 (28.80%) DBA
3 232 (19.48%) SQL DBA
4 170 (14.27%) Administrator
5 124 (10.41%) SQL Developer
6 72 (6.05%) SQL Server DBA
7 67 (5.63%) Software Engineer
8 63 (5.29%) DevOps Engineer
9 58 (4.87%) Senior Developer
10 54 (4.53%) Consultant
10 54 (4.53%) Database Developer
10 54 (4.53%) Senior DBA
11 52 (4.37%) Java Developer
12 49 (4.11%) Analyst
13 48 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 44 (3.69%) Oracle DBA
15 41 (3.44%) SQL Database Developer
16 39 (3.27%) Data Engineer
17 37 (3.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 31 (2.60%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (15.37%) .NET
2 105 (8.82%) Web Services
3 103 (8.65%) HTML
4 64 (5.37%) REST
5 59 (4.95%) CSS
6 58 (4.87%) Middleware
7 55 (4.62%) jQuery
8 47 (3.95%) JSON
9 42 (3.53%) Spring
9 42 (3.53%) XML
10 41 (3.44%) Node.js
11 36 (3.02%) AngularJS
12 32 (2.69%) ASP.NET
12 32 (2.69%) HTML5
13 28 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
14 27 (2.27%) .NET Framework
15 23 (1.93%) LDAP
16 21 (1.76%) WCF
17 20 (1.68%) React
17 20 (1.68%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (8.56%) Clustering
3 95 (7.98%) Replication
4 54 (4.53%) Management Information System
5 50 (4.20%) Algorithms
6 43 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
7 40 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
9 21 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
10 20 (1.68%) Virtual Team
11 19 (1.60%) User Experience
12 17 (1.43%) Data Centre
12 17 (1.43%) Public Cloud
13 16 (1.34%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.34%) Hedge funds
14 12 (1.01%) EMC VNX
14 12 (1.01%) Smartphone
15 10 (0.84%) Derivative
16 9 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 9 (0.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 296 (24.85%) Windows
2 279 (23.43%) Linux
3 107 (8.98%) Windows Server
4 92 (7.72%) Unix
5 40 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (2.18%) CentOS
8 23 (1.93%) Solaris
9 22 (1.85%) Ubuntu
10 16 (1.34%) AIX
10 16 (1.34%) Windows 10
11 14 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (1.09%) SUSE
13 9 (0.76%) HPUX
14 7 (0.59%) OS/400
15 4 (0.34%) Android
15 4 (0.34%) Debian
15 4 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.25%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (20.32%) DevOps
3 222 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
4 178 (14.95%) High Availability
5 173 (14.53%) ETL
6 164 (13.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 146 (12.26%) Scrum
8 139 (11.67%) Data Modelling
9 138 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
10 133 (11.17%) Software Engineering
10 133 (11.17%) Test Automation
11 123 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
12 119 (9.99%) Migration
13 110 (9.24%) Computer Science
13 110 (9.24%) ITIL
13 110 (9.24%) Mentoring
14 106 (8.90%) Performance Monitoring
15 101 (8.48%) Analytics
16 84 (7.05%) Capacity Planning
16 84 (7.05%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 684 (57.43%) SQL
2 272 (22.84%) T-SQL
3 220 (18.47%) C#
4 164 (13.77%) Python
5 150 (12.59%) Java
6 95 (7.98%) PowerShell
7 83 (6.97%) JavaScript
8 81 (6.80%) PL/SQL
9 71 (5.96%) Shell Script
10 62 (5.21%) Bash Shell
11 56 (4.70%) Ruby
12 55 (4.62%) C++
13 53 (4.45%) PHP
14 39 (3.27%) Perl
15 31 (2.60%) Scala
16 29 (2.43%) C
17 26 (2.18%) X++
18 22 (1.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 21 (1.76%) VBA
20 19 (1.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 188 (15.79%) Degree
2 85 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (3.86%) Security Cleared
4 35 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (1.60%) MCSE
5 19 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (1.01%) SAP Certification
8 11 (0.92%) MCP
9 10 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.67%) MCITP
11 7 (0.59%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.59%) IBM Certification
11 7 (0.59%) OCP
12 6 (0.50%) CCNP
13 5 (0.42%) CCNA
13 5 (0.42%) MCTS
14 4 (0.34%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (8.31%) QA
2 39 (3.27%) SLA
3 29 (2.43%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.42%) GDPR
5 5 (0.42%) IFRS
5 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.34%) PMO
7 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.084%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 86 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 60 (5.04%) Docker
3 49 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (1.18%) HDFS
7 13 (1.09%) vSphere
8 12 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 11 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.84%) Firmware
10 10 (0.84%) XenApp
11 6 (0.50%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.42%) Sendmail
13 4 (0.34%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.34%) Postfix
13 4 (0.34%) Xen
14 3 (0.25%) KVM
14 3 (0.25%) Oracle Clusterware
14 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 96 (8.06%) Ansible
2 85 (7.14%) Puppet
3 69 (5.79%) Terraform
4 56 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (3.69%) Kubernetes
6 23 (1.93%) Data Guard
7 18 (1.51%) Oracle RMAN
8 16 (1.34%) Nagios
8 16 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 14 (1.18%) Kibana
9 14 (1.18%) logstash
10 13 (1.09%) Oozie
11 12 (1.01%) Backup Exec
11 12 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
11 12 (1.01%) SCCM
12 11 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
12 11 (0.92%) SQL Sentry
13 10 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Management
13 10 (0.84%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 380 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 240 (20.15%) Oracle
3 88 (7.39%) VMware
4 58 (4.87%) SAP
5 41 (3.44%) Google
6 40 (3.36%) IBM
7 36 (3.02%) RedGate
8 33 (2.77%) Red Hat
9 25 (2.10%) Informatica
10 22 (1.85%) Citrix
11 21 (1.76%) SolarWinds
12 20 (1.68%) TIBCO
12 20 (1.68%) Veeam
13 17 (1.43%) Percona
13 17 (1.43%) Remedy
13 17 (1.43%) Tableau
14 16 (1.34%) 3PAR
14 16 (1.34%) Cognos
15 15 (1.26%) MuleSoft
16 13 (1.09%) EMC