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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ultra-Low Latency over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ultra-Low Latency
Rank 865 824 823
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -1
Permanent jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 39 47 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.043% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.041% 0.054% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 33 35 60
Average salary £82,500 £80,000 £82,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £56,600 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £99,500 £95,000 £107,750
UK excluding London average salary £55,500 £53,750 -
% change year-on-year
+3.25% -

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
94474 86317 91123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.65% 79.42% 77.76%
Number of salaries quoted 75344 70549 77369
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Ultra-Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Ultra-Low Latency Salary Histogram in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 39 £82,500 +3.12% 4
London -16 33 £82,500 +3.12% 4
City of London +2 19 £82,500 +13.79% 3
Birmingham +7 6 £55,500 +3.25%
West Midlands -4 6 £55,500 +3.25%

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Ultra-Low Latency also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Ultra-Low Latency.

1 92 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 48 (52.17%) Linux
3 43 (46.74%) Multithreading
4 38 (41.30%) Finance
4 38 (41.30%) UNIX
5 36 (39.13%) C++
6 31 (33.70%) Java
7 30 (32.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 28 (30.43%) Equities
8 28 (30.43%) Banking
9 27 (29.35%) Solaris
10 24 (26.09%) Investment Banking
11 20 (21.74%) Derivative
12 19 (20.65%) NetWare
12 19 (20.65%) STL
13 17 (18.48%) OO
13 17 (18.48%) Perl
14 16 (17.39%) Front Office
14 16 (17.39%) Hedge funds
15 14 (15.22%) Cisco
16 13 (14.13%) C
17 11 (11.96%) CCNP
17 11 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
17 11 (11.96%) Degree
18 10 (10.87%) Firewall
18 10 (10.87%) OOD
19 9 (9.78%) Red Hat
19 9 (9.78%) BGP
19 9 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 9 (9.78%) Boost C++ Libraries

Ultra-Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Ultra-Low Latency also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Ultra-Low Latency. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.09%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) Firewall
2 9 (9.78%) BGP
3 7 (7.61%) Internet
3 7 (7.61%) Extranet
3 7 (7.61%) VPN
3 7 (7.61%) Network Security
4 6 (6.52%) OSPF
4 6 (6.52%) Junos
5 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.26%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.17%) SSH
6 2 (2.17%) DNS
6 2 (2.17%) LDAP
7 1 (1.09%) Multicast
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.09%) LAN
7 1 (1.09%) SDH
7 1 (1.09%) WAN
7 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.09%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) MySQL
1 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
General
1 38 (41.30%) Finance
2 28 (30.43%) Banking
3 24 (26.09%) Investment Banking
4 16 (17.39%) Front Office
5 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.09%) Back Office
7 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (48.91%) Developer
2 24 (26.09%) Java Developer
3 14 (15.22%) C++ Developer
4 7 (7.61%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) UNIX Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.26%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (2.17%) UNIX Administrator
8 2 (2.17%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.17%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.17%) Administrator
9 1 (1.09%) Network Operations Engineer
9 1 (1.09%) Senior Manager
9 1 (1.09%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.09%) Programmer
9 1 (1.09%) Support Analyst
9 1 (1.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.65%) STL
2 9 (9.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.09%) XML
3 1 (1.09%) Middleware
3 1 (1.09%) WinForms
3 1 (1.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (32.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 28 (30.43%) Equities
3 20 (21.74%) Derivative
4 16 (17.39%) Hedge funds
5 6 (6.52%) Clustering
6 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.17%) Open Source
8 1 (1.09%) Firmware
8 1 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 48 (52.17%) Linux
2 38 (41.30%) UNIX
3 27 (29.35%) Solaris
4 19 (20.65%) NetWare
5 9 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.52%) SUSE
7 5 (5.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 43 (46.74%) Multithreading
3 17 (18.48%) OO
4 10 (10.87%) OOD
5 7 (7.61%) E-Commerce
6 6 (6.52%) Load Balancing
6 6 (6.52%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (5.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.43%) Scrum
7 5 (5.43%) Regression Testing
8 4 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.35%) Release Management
9 3 (3.26%) Algorithmic Trading
9 3 (3.26%) Investment Management
10 2 (2.17%) Electronic Trading
10 2 (2.17%) Project Management
10 2 (2.17%) Kernel Tuning
11 1 (1.09%) Network Monitoring
11 1 (1.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 36 (39.13%) C++
2 31 (33.70%) Java
3 17 (18.48%) Perl
4 13 (14.13%) C
5 9 (9.78%) Bash Shell
6 7 (7.61%) Python
7 6 (6.52%) C#
7 6 (6.52%) Tcl
8 5 (5.43%) F#
8 5 (5.43%) Korn
9 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (11.96%) CCNP
1 11 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (11.96%) Degree
2 6 (6.52%) CCSA
2 6 (6.52%) Check Point Certification
3 4 (4.35%) CCIE
4 2 (2.17%) CCNA
5 1 (1.09%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Puppet
1 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.09%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.09%) Nagios
2 1 (1.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (15.22%) Cisco
2 9 (9.78%) Red Hat
3 8 (8.70%) Juniper
4 7 (7.61%) Blue Coat
5 6 (6.52%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.35%) Oracle
6 4 (4.35%) Sybase
7 2 (2.17%) JBoss
8 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds
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