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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ultra-Low Latency
Rank 853 830 834
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Permanent jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 39 66 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.059% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.072% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 34 50 41
Average salary £82,500 £72,500 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.79% -14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £47,250 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £103,000 £90,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £110,000 £45,000 -
% change year-on-year
+144.44% -

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
89386 92046 87078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.22% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72431 73738 71774
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 27 March 2015 within the UK.

Ultra-Low Latency Salary Histogram in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 9 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 27 March 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 39 £82,500 +13.79% 9
London +18 38 £80,000 +3.22% 6
City of London +4 10 £81,250 +1.43% 3
Merseyside - 1 £110,000 -
North West - 1 £110,000 -
South West - 1 £110,000 -
Street - 1 £110,000 -
Somerset - 1 £110,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £110,000 -

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 80 (96.39%) Low Latency
2 66 (79.52%) Finance
3 55 (66.27%) Linux
4 41 (49.40%) UNIX
5 33 (39.76%) C++
6 29 (34.94%) Banking
7 26 (31.33%) Multithreading
8 25 (30.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (27.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (26.51%) Solaris
11 21 (25.30%) Equities
12 20 (24.10%) Python
12 20 (24.10%) Perl
12 20 (24.10%) Bash Shell
13 19 (22.89%) Hedge funds
13 19 (22.89%) C
13 19 (22.89%) Investment Banking
14 18 (21.69%) VMware
14 18 (21.69%) Red Hat
14 18 (21.69%) Nagios
14 18 (21.69%) SAN
14 18 (21.69%) Puppet
14 18 (21.69%) ZABBIX
15 16 (19.28%) Telecoms
15 16 (19.28%) Degree
16 14 (16.87%) OOD
16 14 (16.87%) Shell Script
16 14 (16.87%) STL
16 14 (16.87%) Performance Tuning
17 13 (15.66%) SLA

Ultra-Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (1.20%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 10 (12.05%) MS Office
1 10 (12.05%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.69%) SAN
2 10 (12.05%) Firewall
3 9 (10.84%) Multicast
4 8 (9.64%) DNS
5 6 (7.23%) Wireshark
5 6 (7.23%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.61%) LDAP
7 3 (3.61%) SSH
8 1 (1.20%) MPLS
8 1 (1.20%) OSPF
8 1 (1.20%) BGP
8 1 (1.20%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) MySQL
2 2 (2.41%) KDB
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
General
1 66 (79.52%) Finance
2 29 (34.94%) Banking
3 19 (22.89%) Investment Banking
4 16 (19.28%) Telecoms
5 8 (9.64%) Financial Institution
6 6 (7.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (32.53%) Developer
2 16 (19.28%) C++ Developer
3 13 (15.66%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (14.46%) Administrator
4 12 (14.46%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (13.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 11 (13.25%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (9.64%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Service Manager
7 6 (7.23%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.02%) C Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Quantitative Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Support Manager
9 4 (4.82%) Service Desk Manager
9 4 (4.82%) Help Desk Manager
10 3 (3.61%) Service Support Manager
11 2 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
11 2 (2.41%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) STL
2 9 (10.84%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (8.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (2.41%) Middleware
5 1 (1.20%) Spring
5 1 (1.20%) JMS
5 1 (1.20%) Rendezvous
5 1 (1.20%) HTML
5 1 (1.20%) .NET
5 1 (1.20%) MFC
5 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.20%) HTML5
5 1 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.20%) jQuery
5 1 (1.20%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (25.30%) Equities
3 19 (22.89%) Hedge funds
4 12 (14.46%) Derivative
5 11 (13.25%) Computer Science
6 9 (10.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (10.84%) Replication
6 9 (10.84%) Clustering
7 8 (9.64%) Algorithms
8 7 (8.43%) Data Structures
9 5 (6.02%) Open Source
10 3 (3.61%) Statistics
10 3 (3.61%) Mathematics
10 3 (3.61%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 55 (66.27%) Linux
2 41 (49.40%) UNIX
3 25 (30.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (26.51%) Solaris
5 12 (14.46%) SUSE
6 10 (12.05%) Windows
7 9 (10.84%) CentOS
7 9 (10.84%) Debian
7 9 (10.84%) Fedora
7 9 (10.84%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (96.39%) Low Latency
2 26 (31.33%) Multithreading
3 14 (16.87%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (16.87%) OOD
4 10 (12.05%) Configuration Management
4 10 (12.05%) ITIL
4 10 (12.05%) OO
4 10 (12.05%) Investment Management
5 9 (10.84%) Load Balancing
6 8 (9.64%) Risk Management
6 8 (9.64%) CRM
6 8 (9.64%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (9.64%) Service Desk Management
7 6 (7.23%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (7.23%) Market Making
8 5 (6.02%) Analytics
8 5 (6.02%) Software Architecture
8 5 (6.02%) Algorithmic Trading
8 5 (6.02%) OOP
8 5 (6.02%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.76%) C++
2 20 (24.10%) Perl
2 20 (24.10%) Python
2 20 (24.10%) Bash Shell
3 19 (22.89%) C
4 14 (16.87%) Shell Script
5 8 (9.64%) Java
6 2 (2.41%) SQL
7 1 (1.20%) VC++
7 1 (1.20%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.20%) C#
7 1 (1.20%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (19.28%) Degree
2 9 (10.84%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (9.64%) CCNA
4 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.20%) PhD
5 1 (1.20%) CCIE
5 1 (1.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.66%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) Nagios
1 18 (21.69%) ZABBIX
1 18 (21.69%) Puppet
2 8 (9.64%) CFEngine
3 6 (7.23%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) VMware
1 18 (21.69%) Red Hat
2 13 (15.66%) Cisco
3 9 (10.84%) Patsystems
3 9 (10.84%) GL TRADE
3 9 (10.84%) NYFIX
4 8 (9.64%) ServiceNow
4 8 (9.64%) SolarWinds
5 6 (7.23%) Juniper
6 5 (6.02%) Google
6 5 (6.02%) Facebook
7 4 (4.82%) 29West
8 2 (2.41%) Sun
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle
9 1 (1.20%) TIBCO
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