Period
to 28 October 2020

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 28 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Optimisation
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 688 1016 1101
Rank change year-on-year +328 +85 +92
Permanent jobs citing Software Optimisation 1 49 69
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.036% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.002% 0.039% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 0 36 74
Median annual salary - £52,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -32.26% +93.75%
UK excluding London median annual salary - £72,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year - -6.45% +93.75%

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 45,824 126,277 150,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.40% 92.21% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 37,784 99,664 119,596
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 4 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 28 October 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 +328 1 - -
UK excluding London +297 1 - -
South East +220 1 - -
Work from Home - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Core
1 1 (100.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Leadership

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Leadership
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#