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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 10 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Performance Tuning
UK
6 months to
10 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 344 394 283
Rank change year-on-year +50 -111 +59
Permanent jobs citing Performance Tuning 1,792 913 739
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.80% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.85% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 936 581 585
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,500 £36,890
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,305 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.88% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 162,861 107,406 59,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.78% 94.05% 93.06%
Number of salaries quoted 83,795 73,009 48,582
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,965 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 10 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Performance Tuning in the UK

Performance Tuning
Top 18 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 10 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +67 1,553 £60,000 +4.35% 95
London -11 851 £75,000 +7.14% 54
Work from Home +11 786 £60,000 +9.09% 41
UK excluding London +82 750 £52,500 +5.00% 46
South East +36 229 £57,500 +4.55% 11
North of England +24 175 £48,500 -3.00% 5
Midlands +8 131 £48,750 +4.28% 13
West Midlands +19 102 £47,500 -0.52% 7
South West +11 80 £47,500 - 5
East of England +10 73 £55,000 -17.29% 4
Yorkshire -3 65 £55,000 +7.32% 1
North West -42 60 £58,750 +17.50% 3
North East +37 50 £40,000 -12.09% 1
Scotland -19 48 £65,000 +19.82% 3
East Midlands -28 29 £50,000 +13.64% 6
Wales -27 12 £79,632 +59.26% 3
Northern Ireland -14 2 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Isle of Man +3 1 £72,500 -

For the 6 months to 10 August 2022, 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.

1 930 (51.90%) SQL
2 696 (38.84%) Azure
3 661 (36.89%) Agile
4 578 (32.25%) AWS
5 564 (31.47%) SQL Server
6 541 (30.19%) Java
7 500 (27.90%) Linux
8 499 (27.85%) DevOps
9 479 (26.73%) Finance
10 447 (24.94%) Microsoft
11 441 (24.61%) Python
12 409 (22.82%) Oracle
13 408 (22.77%) Social Skills
14 398 (22.21%) Problem-Solving
15 379 (21.15%) Kubernetes
16 331 (18.47%) Mentoring
17 328 (18.30%) Analytics
18 313 (17.47%) Git (software)
19 311 (17.35%) CI/CD
20 304 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
21 302 (16.85%) Data Modelling
22 287 (16.02%) Kafka
23 285 (15.90%) Windows
23 285 (15.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 282 (15.74%) T-SQL
25 277 (15.46%) Docker
26 276 (15.40%) Data Warehouse
27 275 (15.35%) ETL
28 270 (15.07%) Degree
29 248 (13.84%) Software Engineering

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
1 104 (5.80%) Apache Spark
2 94 (5.25%) Apache Airflow
3 92 (5.13%) Apache
4 72 (4.02%) Apache Pulsar
5 57 (3.18%) CMS
6 44 (2.46%) IIS
7 36 (2.01%) Confluence
8 28 (1.56%) Apache Solr
8 28 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
9 27 (1.51%) Tomcat
10 24 (1.34%) WebLogic
11 22 (1.23%) nginx
12 19 (1.06%) Camunda
13 13 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
13 13 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (0.67%) MS Exchange
15 10 (0.56%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.56%) SharePoint
15 10 (0.56%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.50%) DNN
Applications
1 59 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.056%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 29 (1.62%) Payment Gateway
2 19 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
2 19 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.33%) Fidessa
5 4 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.11%) Magento
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle AGIS
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.056%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 1 (0.056%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 696 (38.84%) Azure
2 578 (32.25%) AWS
3 198 (11.05%) GCP
4 126 (7.03%) GitHub
5 122 (6.81%) Azure DevOps
6 117 (6.53%) Power Platform
7 102 (5.69%) Cloud Computing
8 100 (5.58%) SaaS
9 94 (5.25%) Serverless
10 74 (4.13%) Azure Data Factory
11 71 (3.96%) Snowflake
12 65 (3.63%) Amazon EC2
12 65 (3.63%) AWS Lambda
12 65 (3.63%) Firebase
13 62 (3.46%) Amazon S3
13 62 (3.46%) PaaS
14 52 (2.90%) dbt
14 52 (2.90%) IaaS
15 51 (2.85%) Google Kubernetes Engine
15 51 (2.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 100 (5.58%) Internet
2 87 (4.85%) HTTP
3 73 (4.07%) Firewall
4 53 (2.96%) AMQP
5 52 (2.90%) MQTT
6 46 (2.57%) DNS
7 42 (2.34%) TCP/IP
8 36 (2.01%) PPP
9 31 (1.73%) SAN
10 26 (1.45%) FTP
10 26 (1.45%) LAN
11 23 (1.28%) DHCP
12 18 (1.00%) SSL
12 18 (1.00%) VPN
13 17 (0.95%) SMTP
14 15 (0.84%) WAN
15 14 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
15 14 (0.78%) iSCSI
16 13 (0.73%) HTTPS
17 12 (0.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 564 (31.47%) SQL Server
2 285 (15.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 276 (15.40%) Data Warehouse
4 245 (13.67%) NoSQL
5 236 (13.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 209 (11.66%) PostgreSQL
7 208 (11.61%) MongoDB
8 198 (11.05%) Big Data
9 186 (10.38%) Oracle Database
10 151 (8.43%) Relational Database
11 136 (7.59%) Elasticsearch
12 133 (7.42%) HBase
13 130 (7.25%) Apache Cassandra
14 126 (7.03%) MySQL
15 122 (6.81%) Oracle Database 12c
16 117 (6.53%) Power BI
17 113 (6.31%) Hadoop
18 106 (5.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 93 (5.19%) Data Lake
20 85 (4.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 313 (17.47%) Git (software)
2 248 (13.84%) Jenkins
3 169 (9.43%) JIRA
4 93 (5.19%) Maven
5 82 (4.58%) SonarQube
6 75 (4.19%) Gradle
7 51 (2.85%) Crashlytics
8 48 (2.68%) GitLab
9 43 (2.40%) JUnit
10 38 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
11 35 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
12 34 (1.90%) Bitbucket
12 34 (1.90%) Mockito
13 30 (1.67%) CircleCI
14 28 (1.56%) Snyk
15 27 (1.51%) Oracle Forms
15 27 (1.51%) Toad
15 27 (1.51%) Xcode
16 24 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 24 (1.34%) Cypress.io
General
1 479 (26.73%) Finance
2 408 (22.77%) Social Skills
3 203 (11.33%) Banking
4 184 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
5 161 (8.98%) Retail
6 108 (6.03%) Games
7 83 (4.63%) Organisational Skills
8 67 (3.74%) Public Sector
9 64 (3.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 61 (3.40%) Telecoms
11 58 (3.24%) Marketing
12 57 (3.18%) Law
13 55 (3.07%) Front Office
14 54 (3.01%) Presentation Skills
15 47 (2.62%) Manufacturing
16 43 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
17 38 (2.12%) Legal
18 37 (2.06%) Financial Institution
19 32 (1.79%) Local Government
20 22 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 414 (23.10%) Developer
2 391 (21.82%) DBA
3 183 (10.21%) Administrator
4 161 (8.98%) Senior Developer
5 160 (8.93%) SQL DBA
6 139 (7.76%) Data Engineer
7 116 (6.47%) Oracle DBA
8 107 (5.97%) Software Engineer
9 94 (5.25%) Java Developer
10 76 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
11 63 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 62 (3.46%) SQL Server DBA
13 59 (3.29%) Applications Support
14 58 (3.24%) Analyst
14 58 (3.24%) SQL Developer
15 56 (3.13%) Architect
16 54 (3.01%) Senior DBA
17 51 (2.85%) Java Engineer
18 50 (2.79%) Android Engineer
19 49 (2.73%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (16.02%) Kafka
2 185 (10.32%) .NET
3 151 (8.43%) HTML
4 146 (8.15%) Spring
5 138 (7.70%) Web Services
6 129 (7.20%) RESTful
7 106 (5.92%) CSS
8 102 (5.69%) Middleware
8 102 (5.69%) Spring Boot
9 101 (5.64%) React
10 82 (4.58%) HTML5
11 80 (4.46%) Node.js
12 74 (4.13%) AngularJS
13 68 (3.79%) Apache NiFi
14 67 (3.74%) REST
15 64 (3.57%) Retrofit
16 54 (3.01%) Android SDK
17 53 (2.96%) RabbitMQ
18 52 (2.90%) WebSockets
18 52 (2.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 116 (6.47%) Replication
2 98 (5.47%) Self-Motivation
3 90 (5.02%) Hackathon
4 79 (4.41%) Data Structures
5 75 (4.19%) Clustering
5 75 (4.19%) User Experience
6 73 (4.07%) Cloud Native
7 72 (4.02%) Blog
8 62 (3.46%) Algorithms
9 53 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
9 53 (2.96%) Mobile App
10 51 (2.85%) Management Information System
11 47 (2.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 40 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
12 40 (2.23%) Online Banking
13 39 (2.18%) Data Centre
14 38 (2.12%) Social Media
15 35 (1.95%) Social Network
16 34 (1.90%) Public Cloud
17 32 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 500 (27.90%) Linux
2 285 (15.90%) Windows
3 211 (11.77%) Unix
4 104 (5.80%) Android
5 82 (4.58%) Windows Server
6 73 (4.07%) Solaris
7 67 (3.74%) Apple iOS
8 58 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (1.62%) AIX
10 24 (1.34%) CentOS
11 19 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
13 12 (0.67%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.50%) Debian
14 9 (0.50%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.28%) Amazon Linux
16 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (36.89%) Agile
2 499 (27.85%) DevOps
3 398 (22.21%) Problem-Solving
4 331 (18.47%) Mentoring
5 328 (18.30%) Analytics
6 311 (17.35%) CI/CD
7 304 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
8 302 (16.85%) Data Modelling
9 275 (15.35%) ETL
10 248 (13.84%) Software Engineering
11 238 (13.28%) Migration
12 237 (13.23%) High Availability
13 227 (12.67%) Data Science
14 225 (12.56%) Containerisation
15 219 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
16 213 (11.89%) Disaster Recovery
17 188 (10.49%) Computer Science
18 174 (9.71%) Microservices
19 173 (9.65%) ITIL
20 149 (8.31%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 930 (51.90%) SQL
2 541 (30.19%) Java
3 441 (24.61%) Python
4 282 (15.74%) T-SQL
5 238 (13.28%) PowerShell
6 203 (11.33%) JavaScript
7 158 (8.82%) C#
8 135 (7.53%) Bash
8 135 (7.53%) PL/SQL
9 116 (6.47%) Shell Script
10 104 (5.80%) Scala
11 79 (4.41%) Kotlin
12 64 (3.57%) Ruby
13 62 (3.46%) TypeScript
14 55 (3.07%) Go
15 46 (2.57%) Apple Swift
16 34 (1.90%) Perl
17 31 (1.73%) C
18 24 (1.34%) Rust
19 21 (1.17%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 270 (15.07%) Degree
2 69 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 45 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 39 (2.18%) SC Cleared
5 37 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (1.51%) AWS Certification
7 21 (1.17%) MCSE
8 20 (1.12%) Master's Degree
9 18 (1.00%) PMI Certification
10 17 (0.95%) RHCE
11 15 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (0.78%) CCNA
12 14 (0.78%) MCP
12 14 (0.78%) MCSA
13 8 (0.45%) CCNP
13 8 (0.45%) MySQL Certification
13 8 (0.45%) SAP Certification
14 6 (0.33%) PhD
15 5 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
16 4 (0.22%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (8.15%) QA
2 62 (3.46%) Data Quality
3 53 (2.96%) SLA
4 43 (2.40%) GDPR
5 39 (2.18%) PCI DSS
6 35 (1.95%) Accessibility
7 31 (1.73%) GRC
8 14 (0.78%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.50%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.50%) HL7
9 9 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.33%) SOC 2
12 4 (0.22%) GLP
System Software
1 277 (15.46%) Docker
2 89 (4.97%) Virtual Machines
3 82 (4.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 68 (3.79%) Active Directory
5 63 (3.52%) Oracle RAC
6 53 (2.96%) Apache Flume
7 39 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (1.17%) Oracle Clusterware
9 19 (1.06%) Hyper-V
10 18 (1.00%) zsh
11 15 (0.84%) Samba
12 13 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (0.61%) Firmware
14 9 (0.50%) Varnish
15 7 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 5 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 4 (0.22%) vSphere
18 3 (0.17%) KVM
19 2 (0.11%) etcd
19 2 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 379 (21.15%) Kubernetes
2 192 (10.71%) Ansible
3 185 (10.32%) Terraform
4 73 (4.07%) Oracle RMAN
5 62 (3.46%) Data Guard
6 49 (2.73%) Oozie
7 46 (2.57%) Single Sign-On
8 42 (2.34%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 40 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
10 36 (2.01%) Puppet
11 35 (1.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 34 (1.90%) Failover Clustering
13 27 (1.51%) Istio
13 27 (1.51%) NetBackup
14 23 (1.28%) Oracle ZFS
15 18 (1.00%) Grafana
16 15 (0.84%) Kibana
16 15 (0.84%) Prometheus
17 13 (0.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 13 (0.73%) Packer
Vendors
1 447 (24.94%) Microsoft
2 409 (22.82%) Oracle
3 165 (9.21%) Google
4 87 (4.85%) VMware
5 68 (3.79%) Cisco
6 60 (3.35%) Red Hat
7 59 (3.29%) Apple
8 53 (2.96%) Cloudera
9 50 (2.79%) Databricks
9 50 (2.79%) Splunk
10 47 (2.62%) SAP
11 38 (2.12%) IBM
11 38 (2.12%) SolarWinds
12 28 (1.56%) Checkmarx
13 27 (1.51%) Sybase
14 25 (1.40%) FIS
14 25 (1.40%) Sun
15 24 (1.34%) New Relic
15 24 (1.34%) RedGate
16 23 (1.28%) Teradata