Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 274 320 281
Rank change year-on-year +46 -39 -17
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 846 1,486 2,137
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.02% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.10% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 731 1,211 1,717
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 69,042 134,567 162,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.21% 92.20% 92.13%
Number of salaries quoted 55,071 105,925 129,745
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +55 796 £55,000 - 64
UK excluding London +64 453 £47,500 - 36
London +33 386 £65,000 +8.33% 34
North of England +46 123 £50,000 +11.11% 12
South East +39 110 £47,500 -6.86% 4
Midlands +117 81 £50,000 +7.53% 8
North West +55 74 £50,000 +11.11% 5
South West +91 61 £47,500 +5.56% 3
East Midlands +73 46 £47,500 +2.15% 3
Work from Home +43 42 £50,000 -16.67% 3
Yorkshire +50 34 £46,000 -3.16% 6
West Midlands +98 33 £50,000 +11.11% 5
East of England +78 33 £56,500 +2.73% 3
Scotland +19 30 £50,000 +17.65% 4
North East +13 15 £32,500 -26.97% 1
Wales +27 13 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Northern Ireland +18 1 £40,000 -20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 468 (55.32%) SQL
2 376 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 254 (30.02%) Microsoft
4 231 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
5 227 (26.83%) Linux
6 198 (23.40%) Azure
7 179 (21.16%) AWS
7 179 (21.16%) Oracle
8 175 (20.69%) Finance
9 172 (20.33%) Business Intelligence
10 151 (17.85%) T-SQL
11 138 (16.31%) Windows
12 135 (15.96%) ETL
13 132 (15.60%) Java
14 127 (15.01%) Data Warehouse
15 123 (14.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 116 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
17 110 (13.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 109 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
19 104 (12.29%) Python
20 100 (11.82%) High Availability
21 99 (11.70%) Data Modelling
22 98 (11.58%) Relational Database
23 97 (11.47%) DevOps
24 93 (10.99%) Performance Monitoring
25 85 (10.05%) Disaster Recovery
26 83 (9.81%) C#
27 81 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
28 80 (9.46%) JavaScript
28 80 (9.46%) MySQL

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 57 (6.74%) Apache
2 47 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 25 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (2.96%) WebLogic
4 24 (2.84%) Apache Spark
5 15 (1.77%) IIS
6 12 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (1.42%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.30%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.18%) Confluence
8 10 (1.18%) SharePoint
9 8 (0.95%) MQSeries
10 7 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.59%) nginx
12 5 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.59%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.59%) WordPress
13 4 (0.47%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 24 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.83%) Gliffy
3 7 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 15 (1.77%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.59%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 4 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.47%) Magento
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.35%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.35%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.35%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.24%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 198 (23.40%) Azure
2 179 (21.16%) AWS
3 77 (9.10%) Power Platform
4 42 (4.96%) SaaS
5 40 (4.73%) PaaS
6 36 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
7 34 (4.02%) Office 365
8 32 (3.78%) IaaS
9 26 (3.07%) GCP
10 17 (2.01%) Amazon S3
10 17 (2.01%) OpenShift
11 16 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (1.06%) Apigee
14 9 (1.06%) GitHub
14 9 (1.06%) Serverless
15 7 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.66%) Firewall
2 29 (3.43%) Internet
3 27 (3.19%) SAN
4 24 (2.84%) DNS
5 20 (2.36%) HTTP
5 20 (2.36%) TCP/IP
6 19 (2.25%) DHCP
7 17 (2.01%) Network Security
8 12 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (1.30%) SSL
10 9 (1.06%) NAS
10 9 (1.06%) SMTP
10 9 (1.06%) VPN
11 8 (0.95%) Broadband
11 8 (0.95%) NetScaler
11 8 (0.95%) SNMP
11 8 (0.95%) SSH
11 8 (0.95%) WAN
12 7 (0.83%) Skype
13 6 (0.71%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 127 (15.01%) Data Warehouse
3 123 (14.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 110 (13.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 98 (11.58%) Relational Database
6 80 (9.46%) MySQL
7 77 (9.10%) Power BI
8 71 (8.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 66 (7.80%) Oracle Database
10 53 (6.26%) PostgreSQL
11 52 (6.15%) NoSQL
12 50 (5.91%) RDBMS
13 47 (5.56%) OLTP
14 42 (4.96%) SQL Server 2016
15 35 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
16 34 (4.02%) Hadoop
17 32 (3.78%) Amazon RDS
17 32 (3.78%) OLAP
18 31 (3.66%) Big Data
18 31 (3.66%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 67 (7.92%) Git (software)
2 44 (5.20%) JIRA
3 35 (4.14%) Jenkins
4 15 (1.77%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.65%) Subversion
6 12 (1.42%) Maven
7 11 (1.30%) NUnit
7 11 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
7 11 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (1.18%) JUnit
8 10 (1.18%) Selenium
8 10 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.95%) GitLab
10 7 (0.83%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.83%) Gradle
10 7 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.83%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.83%) WinDbg
11 6 (0.71%) LSMW
General
1 175 (20.69%) Finance
2 32 (3.78%) Banking
3 23 (2.72%) Front Office
4 19 (2.25%) Marketing
5 16 (1.89%) Retail
6 15 (1.77%) Law
7 13 (1.54%) Games
8 12 (1.42%) Legal
9 7 (0.83%) Automotive
10 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.59%) Advertising
11 5 (0.59%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.59%) Public Sector
12 4 (0.47%) Back Office
12 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.35%) Military
14 2 (0.24%) Billing
14 2 (0.24%) Police
14 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 336 (39.72%) Developer
2 217 (25.65%) DBA
3 132 (15.60%) SQL DBA
4 112 (13.24%) Administrator
5 77 (9.10%) SQL Developer
6 76 (8.98%) Java Developer
7 65 (7.68%) Senior Developer
8 53 (6.26%) Architect
9 52 (6.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 41 (4.85%) Full Stack Developer
11 36 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
12 34 (4.02%) Oracle DBA
13 32 (3.78%) Analyst
14 31 (3.66%) SQL Server DBA
15 29 (3.43%) Consultant
15 29 (3.43%) Data Warehouse Developer
16 28 (3.31%) .NET Developer
17 24 (2.84%) Software Developer
18 19 (2.25%) Data Architect
18 19 (2.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (9.22%) .NET
2 73 (8.63%) Web Services
3 60 (7.09%) HTML
4 59 (6.97%) REST
5 54 (6.38%) Spring
6 42 (4.96%) AngularJS
7 39 (4.61%) J2EE
8 38 (4.49%) XML
9 34 (4.02%) jQuery
10 33 (3.90%) SOAP
11 30 (3.55%) Middleware
12 28 (3.31%) CSS
12 28 (3.31%) LAMP
13 25 (2.96%) RESTful
14 23 (2.72%) Hibernate
14 23 (2.72%) JSON
15 20 (2.36%) Node.js
16 19 (2.25%) HTML5
17 16 (1.89%) .NET Core
17 16 (1.89%) React
Miscellaneous
1 109 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (7.45%) Replication
3 47 (5.56%) Clustering
4 45 (5.32%) Data Centre
5 43 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (3.66%) Algorithms
6 31 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (3.66%) Public Cloud
7 27 (3.19%) User Experience
8 24 (2.84%) Data Structures
9 22 (2.60%) Management Information System
10 20 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 14 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
13 12 (1.42%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.30%) Equities
15 10 (1.18%) Animation
15 10 (1.18%) Derivative
16 9 (1.06%) Fixed Income
16 9 (1.06%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 227 (26.83%) Linux
2 138 (16.31%) Windows
3 68 (8.04%) Unix
4 50 (5.91%) Windows Server
5 40 (4.73%) AIX
6 38 (4.49%) Solaris
7 34 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (2.84%) CentOS
9 21 (2.48%) Ubuntu
10 19 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (1.65%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.65%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.83%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.71%) HPUX
13 6 (0.71%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.59%) Android
14 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
15 4 (0.47%) SUSE
16 2 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (27.30%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (20.33%) Business Intelligence
3 135 (15.96%) ETL
4 116 (13.71%) Problem-Solving
5 100 (11.82%) High Availability
6 99 (11.70%) Data Modelling
7 97 (11.47%) DevOps
8 93 (10.99%) Performance Monitoring
9 85 (10.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 81 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
11 67 (7.92%) Software Engineering
12 66 (7.80%) Mentoring
13 64 (7.57%) Migration
14 62 (7.33%) Configuration Management
15 61 (7.21%) Analytics
16 59 (6.97%) Multithreading
17 54 (6.38%) Test Automation
18 53 (6.26%) ITIL
18 53 (6.26%) MVC
19 50 (5.91%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 468 (55.32%) SQL
2 151 (17.85%) T-SQL
3 132 (15.60%) Java
4 104 (12.29%) Python
5 83 (9.81%) C#
6 80 (9.46%) JavaScript
7 73 (8.63%) PowerShell
8 68 (8.04%) PHP
9 62 (7.33%) PL/SQL
10 52 (6.15%) Shell Script
11 47 (5.56%) Bash Shell
12 32 (3.78%) Perl
13 21 (2.48%) C++
14 19 (2.25%) C
15 18 (2.13%) Scala
16 14 (1.65%) R
16 14 (1.65%) VB.NET
17 13 (1.54%) Apple Swift
18 12 (1.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 11 (1.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 76 (8.98%) Degree
2 46 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (2.60%) Security Cleared
5 20 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.25%) MCSE
7 18 (2.13%) MCSA
8 16 (1.89%) CCNA
8 16 (1.89%) MCP
9 13 (1.54%) SC Cleared
10 10 (1.18%) DBS Check
10 10 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
10 10 (1.18%) RHCE
11 8 (0.95%) CCA
11 8 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (0.83%) CISM
12 7 (0.83%) CISSP
13 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 5 (0.59%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.56%) SLA
2 23 (2.72%) Data Quality
3 19 (2.25%) QA
4 16 (1.89%) PCI DSS
5 15 (1.77%) GDPR
6 9 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.95%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 63 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 50 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (4.73%) Docker
4 21 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.95%) Xen
9 6 (0.71%) vSphere
10 5 (0.59%) GPFS
10 5 (0.59%) HDFS
10 5 (0.59%) Lustre
10 5 (0.59%) NFS
11 4 (0.47%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.47%) XenApp
11 4 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 60 (7.09%) Ansible
2 31 (3.66%) Puppet
3 28 (3.31%) Kubernetes
4 22 (2.60%) Terraform
5 21 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
6 14 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.54%) Data Guard
7 13 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 12 (1.42%) Red Hat Satellite
8 12 (1.42%) SCCM
9 11 (1.30%) Grafana
9 11 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (1.30%) Tivoli
10 10 (1.18%) Icinga
10 10 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
10 10 (1.18%) Rundeck
11 9 (1.06%) Oracle ZFS
12 7 (0.83%) SCOM
13 6 (0.71%) Oracle EDQ
14 5 (0.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 254 (30.02%) Microsoft
2 179 (21.16%) Oracle
3 78 (9.22%) VMware
4 63 (7.45%) Red Hat
5 39 (4.61%) IBM
6 37 (4.37%) Cisco
7 33 (3.90%) Google
8 29 (3.43%) Tableau
9 26 (3.07%) HP
10 17 (2.01%) Dell
11 12 (1.42%) Apple
11 12 (1.42%) Citrix
12 11 (1.30%) SAP
13 10 (1.18%) Percona
13 10 (1.18%) Sybase
14 9 (1.06%) Hyperion
14 9 (1.06%) SolarWinds
15 8 (0.95%) Databricks
15 8 (0.95%) Informatica
15 8 (0.95%) Remedy