The table below looks at the statistics for Ultra-Low Latency skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ultra-Low Latency over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ultra-Low Latency
Rank 908 932 940
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +8
Permanent jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 25 26 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.024% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.027% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 21 19 40
Median salary £80,000 £85,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £69,000 £64,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £102,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £56,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-38.05% +25.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
86444 95076 101495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.86% 86.85% 85.48%
Number of salaries quoted 72313 77694 82267
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Ultra-Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Ultra-Low Latency as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Ultra-Low Latency Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency within the UK.

Ultra-Low Latency Salary Trend in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 within the UK.

Ultra-Low Latency Salary Histogram in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 25 £80,000 -5.88% 7
London +12 21 £86,250 +1.47% 5
City of London +49 7 £75,000 -11.76% 2
Cambridge - 3 £35,000 - 1
East of England - 3 £35,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £35,000 - 1

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Ultra-Low Latency.

1 52 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 34 (65.38%) Java
3 31 (59.62%) C++
4 25 (48.08%) Electronic Trading
5 23 (44.23%) Unix
6 22 (42.31%) Front Office
7 21 (40.38%) Linux
7 21 (40.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 21 (40.38%) Multithreading
8 19 (36.54%) Finance
9 12 (23.08%) Banking
10 11 (21.15%) Degree
11 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
11 10 (19.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 9 (17.31%) Code Optimisation
12 9 (17.31%) Oracle
13 8 (15.38%) SQL
13 8 (15.38%) Algorithmic Trading
13 8 (15.38%) Derivative
14 7 (13.46%) FIX Protocol
14 7 (13.46%) Hedge funds
14 7 (13.46%) Proprietary Trading
14 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (13.46%) OO
14 7 (13.46%) Python
15 6 (11.54%) JMS
15 6 (11.54%) C
16 5 (9.62%) C#
16 5 (9.62%) PhD
17 4 (7.69%) Risk Management

Ultra-Low Latency
Top Related 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 (1.92%) JBoss
1 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) KDB
2 2 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Hudson
1 2 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) dotTrace
2 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.92%) Maven
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (42.31%) Front Office
2 19 (36.54%) Finance
3 12 (23.08%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (75.00%) Developer
2 18 (34.62%) Java Developer
3 17 (32.69%) C++ Developer
4 10 (19.23%) Low Latency C++ Developer
5 8 (15.38%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 7 (13.46%) Analyst
6 7 (13.46%) FX Support Analyst
6 7 (13.46%) Support Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Production Support Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Linux Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Quantitative Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Front Office Developer
10 2 (3.85%) PHP Developer
10 2 (3.85%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 7 (13.46%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (11.54%) JMS
4 4 (7.69%) Rendezvous
4 4 (7.69%) Spring
4 4 (7.69%) STL
4 4 (7.69%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (7.69%) Ultra Messaging
5 3 (5.77%) .NET
6 2 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (3.85%) Akka
6 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.85%) LAMP
6 2 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (3.85%) REST
7 1 (1.92%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (1.92%) Task Parallel Library
7 1 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
3 8 (15.38%) Derivative
4 7 (13.46%) Hedge funds
5 4 (7.69%) Fintech
5 4 (7.69%) Mathematics
6 3 (5.77%) Algorithms
6 3 (5.77%) Data Structures
6 3 (5.77%) Fixed Income
7 2 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.92%) Physics
8 1 (1.92%) SystemC
8 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) Unix
2 21 (40.38%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Solaris
4 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 25 (48.08%) Electronic Trading
3 21 (40.38%) Multithreading
4 9 (17.31%) Code Optimisation
5 8 (15.38%) Algorithmic Trading
6 7 (13.46%) OO
6 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (13.46%) Proprietary Trading
7 4 (7.69%) OOD
7 4 (7.69%) OOP
7 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.77%) DevOps
8 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.77%) Service Management
8 3 (5.77%) Systematic Trading
Programming Languages
1 34 (65.38%) Java
2 31 (59.62%) C++
3 8 (15.38%) SQL
4 7 (13.46%) Python
5 6 (11.54%) C
6 5 (9.62%) C#
7 4 (7.69%) Perl
8 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.85%) PHP
9 2 (3.85%) Scala
9 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) PhD
3 2 (3.85%) CCNP
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) TIBCO
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco
3 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
3 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
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