Period
to 27 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Software Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Optimisation over the 6 months to 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Optimisation
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 973 809 1053
Rank change year-on-year -164 +244 +83
Permanent jobs citing Software Optimisation 16 2 53
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.003% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.015% 0.003% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 42
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £61,250 £46,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% -4.55% -18.52%
75th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £65,250 " £82,625
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £55,000

Software Optimisation 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 105,354 64,725 134,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.44% 92.41% 92.43%
Number of salaries quoted 71,839 52,388 107,051
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Software Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Optimisation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Optimisation in the UK

Software Optimisation
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Optimisation.

Salary trend for Software Optimisation in the UK

Software Optimisation
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Optimisation within the UK over the 6 months to 27 July 2021. 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 -137 16 £62,500 +19.05%
London -105 8 £62,500 +19.05%
North West - 8 - -
UK excluding London - 8 - -
North of England - 8 - -

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, IT jobs citing Software Optimisation 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 Software Optimisation.

1 9 (56.25%) Service Delivery
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (50.00%) Business Case
2 8 (50.00%) GRC
2 8 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 8 (50.00%) PHP
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) IIS
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) CRM
2 8 (50.00%) DNA
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Information Security
2 8 (50.00%) Retail
2 8 (50.00%) Facilities Management
2 8 (50.00%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) QA
2 8 (50.00%) Product Management
2 8 (50.00%) Big Data
2 8 (50.00%) Line Management
2 8 (50.00%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (25.00%) Management Information System

Software Optimisation
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 8 (50.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Big Data
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
1 8 (50.00%) Retail
1 8 (50.00%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Head of Support
2 4 (25.00%) Junior
2 4 (25.00%) SOC Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.25%) Head of Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Head of Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Service Delivery
2 8 (50.00%) Business Case
2 8 (50.00%) CRM
2 8 (50.00%) DNA
2 8 (50.00%) Facilities Management
2 8 (50.00%) Information Security
2 8 (50.00%) Line Management
2 8 (50.00%) Performance Metrics
2 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (50.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) GRC
1 8 (50.00%) QA