Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 273 237
Rank change year-on-year +1 -36 -40
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 1,980 2,272 2,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.26% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.38% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,494 1,734 2,188
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +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 146,225 165,096 168,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.56% 91.88% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 115,831 131,154 139,968
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 -1 1,853 £55,000 +4.76% 249
UK excluding London -1 1,057 £47,500 +5.56% 179
London +7 911 £62,500 +4.17% 93
South East +30 373 £50,000 +5.26% 43
North of England 0 251 £45,000 +2.86% 58
Midlands +37 159 £45,000 - 23
North West +31 144 £45,000 +5.88% 33
Yorkshire -12 100 £45,764 +1.70% 16
Scotland +20 94 £42,500 - 11
South West +52 89 £45,000 +5.88% 18
East Midlands +30 80 £45,000 -2.70% 13
West Midlands +14 79 £47,500 +5.56% 10
East of England -68 73 £60,000 +14.29% 14
Wales -17 13 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Northern Ireland -17 9 £35,000 -22.22% 3
North East -29 7 £40,000 +1.23% 9

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 1,258 (63.54%) SQL
2 1,049 (52.98%) SQL Server
3 607 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
4 586 (29.60%) Microsoft
5 516 (26.06%) T-SQL
6 511 (25.81%) Finance
7 507 (25.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 466 (23.54%) Oracle
9 410 (20.71%) Linux
10 404 (20.40%) Windows
11 376 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
12 369 (18.64%) Java
13 356 (17.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 341 (17.22%) Business Intelligence
15 334 (16.87%) Data Warehouse
16 306 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
17 305 (15.40%) JavaScript
18 295 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
19 293 (14.80%) ETL
20 281 (14.19%) C#
21 273 (13.79%) High Availability
22 270 (13.64%) Degree
23 264 (13.33%) Web Services
24 255 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
25 249 (12.58%) Oracle Database
26 247 (12.47%) Replication
27 244 (12.32%) Unix
28 232 (11.72%) PowerShell
29 230 (11.62%) Python
29 230 (11.62%) Scrum

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
1 110 (5.56%) Apache
2 89 (4.49%) IIS
3 87 (4.39%) Apache Spark
4 61 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 53 (2.68%) Confluence
6 49 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
7 47 (2.37%) WebSphere
8 45 (2.27%) JBoss
9 33 (1.67%) WebLogic
10 31 (1.57%) Apache Solr
11 24 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 16 (0.81%) CMS
13 15 (0.76%) nginx
13 15 (0.76%) SharePoint
14 13 (0.66%) WordPress
15 11 (0.56%) Apache Pig
15 11 (0.56%) MS Exchange
15 11 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
16 9 (0.45%) GemFire
16 9 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 58 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.051%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
2 18 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.56%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.30%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.30%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.20%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
8 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.15%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.15%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.10%) Endur
9 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 306 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 295 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (3.99%) SaaS
4 52 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 39 (1.97%) GitHub
6 29 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 26 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 23 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
8 23 (1.16%) PaaS
9 21 (1.06%) Serverless
10 18 (0.91%) IaaS
10 18 (0.91%) Office 365
11 16 (0.81%) Route 53
12 15 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (0.71%) Google Analytics
14 12 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (0.51%) Azure Functions
16 9 (0.45%) CloudFront
17 7 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (3.99%) HTTP
2 63 (3.18%) Firewall
2 63 (3.18%) SAN
3 58 (2.93%) DNS
4 46 (2.32%) Internet
5 45 (2.27%) WAN
6 37 (1.87%) TCP/IP
7 35 (1.77%) SSL
8 33 (1.67%) LAN
9 31 (1.57%) iSCSI
10 20 (1.01%) Network Security
11 17 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
12 14 (0.71%) NAS
12 14 (0.71%) VPN
13 11 (0.56%) SMS
14 10 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (0.51%) DHCP
14 10 (0.51%) FCoE
15 9 (0.45%) FTP
15 9 (0.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,049 (52.98%) SQL Server
2 507 (25.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 356 (17.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 334 (16.87%) Data Warehouse
5 249 (12.58%) Oracle Database
6 229 (11.57%) Relational Database
7 214 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 209 (10.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 188 (9.49%) MySQL
10 184 (9.29%) NoSQL
11 169 (8.54%) SQL Server 2016
12 163 (8.23%) Big Data
12 163 (8.23%) MongoDB
13 144 (7.27%) SQL Server 2014
14 141 (7.12%) SQL Server 2012
15 126 (6.36%) RDBMS
16 121 (6.11%) Power BI
17 112 (5.66%) Hadoop
18 108 (5.45%) Oracle Database 11g
19 106 (5.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 206 (10.40%) Git (software)
2 121 (6.11%) JIRA
3 111 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 94 (4.75%) Jenkins
5 69 (3.48%) Visual Studio
6 57 (2.88%) TeamCity
7 51 (2.58%) Subversion
8 40 (2.02%) Maven
9 36 (1.82%) JUnit
10 35 (1.77%) webpack
11 31 (1.57%) Bitbucket
12 30 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
13 29 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 26 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
16 21 (1.06%) Eclipse
17 20 (1.01%) Gradle
18 16 (0.81%) Xcode
19 14 (0.71%) Android Studio
19 14 (0.71%) IntelliJ
General
1 511 (25.81%) Finance
2 169 (8.54%) Banking
3 131 (6.62%) Retail
4 49 (2.47%) Games
5 44 (2.22%) Marketing
6 35 (1.77%) Automotive
6 35 (1.77%) Front Office
6 35 (1.77%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.52%) Publishing
8 29 (1.46%) Advertising
9 20 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 15 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.61%) Law
11 12 (0.61%) Legal
12 6 (0.30%) Local Government
12 6 (0.30%) Military
13 3 (0.15%) Billing
13 3 (0.15%) Electronics
13 3 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 729 (36.82%) Developer
2 635 (32.07%) DBA
3 436 (22.02%) SQL DBA
4 307 (15.51%) Administrator
5 203 (10.25%) SQL Developer
6 186 (9.39%) SQL Server DBA
7 112 (5.66%) Oracle DBA
8 101 (5.10%) Java Developer
9 98 (4.95%) Architect
10 94 (4.75%) Analyst
11 87 (4.39%) Senior DBA
12 82 (4.14%) Senior Developer
13 72 (3.64%) Senior SQL DBA
14 64 (3.23%) Software Developer
15 62 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
16 58 (2.93%) Database Developer
17 56 (2.83%) C# Developer
18 53 (2.68%) Data Engineer
19 51 (2.58%) Oracle Developer
19 51 (2.58%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (13.33%) Web Services
2 220 (11.11%) HTML
3 219 (11.06%) .NET
4 189 (9.55%) CSS
5 103 (5.20%) HTML5
5 103 (5.20%) XML
6 102 (5.15%) SOAP
7 100 (5.05%) Middleware
8 97 (4.90%) jQuery
9 90 (4.55%) REST
10 88 (4.44%) Kafka
11 87 (4.39%) ASP.NET
12 83 (4.19%) RESTful
13 78 (3.94%) React
14 75 (3.79%) .NET Framework
15 72 (3.64%) JMS
16 70 (3.54%) AngularJS
17 68 (3.43%) Node.js
18 66 (3.33%) JSON
19 60 (3.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 255 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
2 247 (12.47%) Replication
3 137 (6.92%) Clustering
4 100 (5.05%) Management Information System
5 71 (3.59%) User Experience
6 70 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
7 67 (3.38%) Fintech
8 49 (2.47%) Private Cloud
9 43 (2.17%) Data Centre
10 40 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
11 38 (1.92%) Client/Server
12 37 (1.87%) Mobile App
13 32 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
14 31 (1.57%) Data Structures
15 30 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
16 27 (1.36%) Derivative
16 27 (1.36%) Driving Licence
17 22 (1.11%) CMDB
18 21 (1.06%) Fixed Income
19 20 (1.01%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 410 (20.71%) Linux
2 404 (20.40%) Windows
3 244 (12.32%) Unix
4 194 (9.80%) Windows Server
5 86 (4.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (1.77%) Android
7 34 (1.72%) Apple iOS
7 34 (1.72%) CentOS
8 33 (1.67%) Solaris
9 32 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (1.36%) AIX
10 27 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (0.81%) Windows 10
12 15 (0.76%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.30%) VMS
15 4 (0.20%) HPUX
16 3 (0.15%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
2 376 (18.99%) Problem-Solving
3 341 (17.22%) Business Intelligence
4 293 (14.80%) ETL
5 273 (13.79%) High Availability
6 230 (11.62%) Scrum
7 228 (11.52%) DevOps
8 220 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 214 (10.81%) Data Modelling
10 203 (10.25%) ITIL
11 194 (9.80%) Migration
12 193 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
13 181 (9.14%) Test Automation
14 178 (8.99%) Analytics
15 174 (8.79%) Computer Science
16 148 (7.47%) Software Engineering
17 138 (6.97%) Capacity Planning
18 123 (6.21%) MVC
19 116 (5.86%) SDLC
20 110 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1,258 (63.54%) SQL
2 516 (26.06%) T-SQL
3 369 (18.64%) Java
4 305 (15.40%) JavaScript
5 281 (14.19%) C#
6 232 (11.72%) PowerShell
7 230 (11.62%) Python
8 161 (8.13%) PL/SQL
9 103 (5.20%) Shell Script
10 86 (4.34%) PHP
11 66 (3.33%) Perl
12 65 (3.28%) Bash Shell
13 42 (2.12%) Scala
14 36 (1.82%) C++
15 35 (1.77%) ES6
15 35 (1.77%) VB.NET
16 29 (1.46%) R
17 24 (1.21%) Java 8
18 23 (1.16%) Apple Swift
19 21 (1.06%) Korn
Qualifications
1 270 (13.64%) Degree
2 118 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 90 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (1.62%) MCSE
5 29 (1.46%) Security Cleared
6 25 (1.26%) SC Cleared
7 19 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
8 16 (0.81%) MCSA
9 15 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.71%) Master's Degree
10 14 (0.71%) MCDST
11 13 (0.66%) RHCSA
12 11 (0.56%) ISEB
12 11 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
13 10 (0.51%) OCP
13 10 (0.51%) RHCE
14 9 (0.45%) CCNP
15 8 (0.40%) CEH
15 8 (0.40%) CISSP
15 8 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.55%) QA
2 61 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 57 (2.88%) Data Quality
4 43 (2.17%) PCI DSS
5 36 (1.82%) SLA
6 35 (1.77%) GDPR
7 25 (1.26%) ISO 9001
8 21 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
8 21 (1.06%) HIPAA
9 12 (0.61%) ISO 14001
10 7 (0.35%) IFRS
10 7 (0.35%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.10%) MiFID
11 2 (0.10%) PMO
11 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 132 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 82 (4.14%) Docker
3 72 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (3.59%) Oracle RAC
5 27 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 25 (1.26%) NFS
7 24 (1.21%) HDFS
8 21 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (1.01%) vSphere
10 19 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (0.81%) Firmware
12 13 (0.66%) Oracle Clusterware
13 9 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 9 (0.45%) KVM
13 9 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.40%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.30%) SRDF
15 6 (0.30%) Varnish
15 6 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 111 (5.61%) Puppet
2 105 (5.30%) Ansible
3 100 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
4 69 (3.48%) Data Guard
5 40 (2.02%) Oracle RMAN
6 34 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 30 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
8 25 (1.26%) Control-M
8 25 (1.26%) WSUS
9 24 (1.21%) Kubernetes
9 24 (1.21%) SCCM
10 21 (1.06%) Terraform
11 19 (0.96%) SCOM
12 18 (0.91%) Automic
13 15 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (0.76%) Oozie
14 14 (0.71%) IBM BigFix
15 11 (0.56%) Packer
15 11 (0.56%) vRealize
16 10 (0.51%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 586 (29.60%) Microsoft
2 466 (23.54%) Oracle
3 115 (5.81%) VMware
4 92 (4.65%) Red Hat
5 88 (4.44%) SAP
6 87 (4.39%) IBM
7 75 (3.79%) Google
8 67 (3.38%) Informatica
9 58 (2.93%) Splunk
10 55 (2.78%) Tableau
11 49 (2.47%) Cisco
12 40 (2.02%) Cloudera
13 38 (1.92%) BMC
14 36 (1.82%) ServiceNow
15 34 (1.72%) Pega
16 30 (1.52%) TIBCO
17 25 (1.26%) Ivanti
18 23 (1.16%) HP
18 23 (1.16%) Sybase
19 22 (1.11%) SolarWinds