Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Optimisation
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 753 979 1101
Rank change year-on-year +226 +122 +73
Permanent jobs citing Software Optimisation 3 36 22
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.029% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.031% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 5 29 27
Median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% -34.38% +77.78%
10th Percentile £61,250 £43,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £137,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 - £80,000

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 57,123 116,177 139,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.28% 92.12% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 46,159 93,053 111,395
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,763
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.11% -

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 17 January 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 +238 3 £62,500 +19.05% 2
London +177 2 £72,500 +38.10% 1
Work from Home - 2 £67,500 -
UK excluding London +209 1 £62,500 - 1
South East - 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) QA

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 1 (33.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Games Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Games Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Games Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Core
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Spring Boot
1 1 (33.33%) Spring Cloud
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Product Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Java 8
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com