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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ultra-Low Latency
Rank 832 814 819
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Permanent jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 49 78 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.074% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.055% 0.090% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 43 58 39
Average salary £80,000 £72,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £96,500 £92,000
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
88688 86784 85798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.86% 82.37% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 72364 68812 71587
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 February 2015 within the UK.

Ultra-Low Latency Salary Histogram in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 11 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 February 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
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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 -35 48 £80,000 +10.34% 12
London -9 46 £80,000 +6.66% 12
City of London +3 14 £87,500 +9.23% 6
Glasgow +13 1 £60,000 -
Scotland +9 1 £60,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £110,000 -
Street - 1 £110,000 -
Somerset - 1 £110,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £110,000 -
North West - 1 £110,000 -
South West - 1 £110,000 -

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 89 (96.74%) Low Latency
2 69 (75.00%) Finance
3 58 (63.04%) Linux
4 46 (50.00%) UNIX
5 37 (40.22%) C++
6 30 (32.61%) Banking
7 28 (30.43%) Multithreading
8 24 (26.09%) Hedge funds
8 24 (26.09%) Equities
8 24 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (26.09%) Solaris
9 23 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (23.91%) Perl
11 21 (22.83%) C
11 21 (22.83%) Investment Banking
12 19 (20.65%) Python
12 19 (20.65%) Bash Shell
13 17 (18.48%) Puppet
13 17 (18.48%) ZABBIX
13 17 (18.48%) STL
13 17 (18.48%) SAN
13 17 (18.48%) Nagios
13 17 (18.48%) VMware
14 16 (17.39%) Telecoms
14 16 (17.39%) Red Hat
14 16 (17.39%) Cisco
14 16 (17.39%) OOD
14 16 (17.39%) Degree
15 15 (16.30%) Derivative
15 15 (16.30%) Cisco Certification

Ultra-Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 13 (14.13%) MS Visio
2 10 (10.87%) MS Office
3 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.48%) SAN
2 13 (14.13%) Firewall
3 10 (10.87%) Multicast
4 8 (8.70%) DNS
5 7 (7.61%) OSPF
5 7 (7.61%) BGP
6 6 (6.52%) Wireshark
6 6 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (4.35%) MPLS
7 4 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (4.35%) EIGRP
7 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.26%) VPN
8 3 (3.26%) LDAP
8 3 (3.26%) Internet
8 3 (3.26%) Extranet
8 3 (3.26%) Network Security
8 3 (3.26%) SSH
9 2 (2.17%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) MySQL
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
General
1 69 (75.00%) Finance
2 30 (32.61%) Banking
3 21 (22.83%) Investment Banking
4 16 (17.39%) Telecoms
5 11 (11.96%) Financial Institution
6 7 (7.61%) Front Office
7 1 (1.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (32.61%) Developer
2 19 (20.65%) C++ Developer
3 13 (14.13%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (10.87%) Administrator
4 10 (10.87%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (10.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 10 (10.87%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (8.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Service Manager
6 6 (6.52%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.52%) C Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Quantitative Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Support Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Service Desk Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Help Desk Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Service Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.48%) STL
2 9 (9.78%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (9.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (1.09%) Spring
4 1 (1.09%) jQuery
4 1 (1.09%) Mason
4 1 (1.09%) HTML
4 1 (1.09%) .NET
4 1 (1.09%) MFC
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.09%) HTML5
4 1 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 24 (26.09%) Equities
1 24 (26.09%) Hedge funds
2 15 (16.30%) Derivative
3 11 (11.96%) Computer Science
3 11 (11.96%) Clustering
4 9 (9.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 8 (8.70%) Replication
5 8 (8.70%) Data Structures
5 8 (8.70%) Algorithms
6 5 (5.43%) Open Source
7 4 (4.35%) Fixed Income
8 3 (3.26%) Statistics
8 3 (3.26%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 58 (63.04%) Linux
2 46 (50.00%) UNIX
3 24 (26.09%) Solaris
4 23 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (11.96%) SUSE
6 10 (10.87%) Windows
7 8 (8.70%) Debian
7 8 (8.70%) Fedora
7 8 (8.70%) Ubuntu
7 8 (8.70%) CentOS
8 3 (3.26%) NetWare
9 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (96.74%) Low Latency
2 28 (30.43%) Multithreading
3 16 (17.39%) OOD
4 13 (14.13%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (11.96%) OO
5 11 (11.96%) Risk Management
5 11 (11.96%) Load Balancing
6 10 (10.87%) Investment Management
6 10 (10.87%) ITIL
7 9 (9.78%) Configuration Management
8 8 (8.70%) Service Management
8 8 (8.70%) CRM
8 8 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (8.70%) Service Desk Management
9 6 (6.52%) Analytics
9 6 (6.52%) Software Architecture
9 6 (6.52%) OOP
9 6 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (6.52%) Market Making
10 5 (5.43%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 37 (40.22%) C++
2 22 (23.91%) Perl
3 21 (22.83%) C
4 19 (20.65%) Python
4 19 (20.65%) Bash Shell
5 12 (13.04%) Shell Script
6 8 (8.70%) Java
7 3 (3.26%) Tcl
8 2 (2.17%) SQL
9 1 (1.09%) VC++
9 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.09%) C#
9 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) Degree
2 15 (16.30%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.70%) CCNA
4 7 (7.61%) CCNP
5 4 (4.35%) CCIE
6 3 (3.26%) VCP4
7 2 (2.17%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.17%) CCSA
8 1 (1.09%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (18.48%) Nagios
1 17 (18.48%) ZABBIX
1 17 (18.48%) Puppet
2 8 (8.70%) CFEngine
3 6 (6.52%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 17 (18.48%) VMware
2 16 (17.39%) Red Hat
2 16 (17.39%) Cisco
3 9 (9.78%) Juniper
4 8 (8.70%) Patsystems
4 8 (8.70%) GL TRADE
4 8 (8.70%) SolarWinds
4 8 (8.70%) NYFIX
4 8 (8.70%) ServiceNow
5 6 (6.52%) Facebook
5 6 (6.52%) Google
6 3 (3.26%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.26%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.17%) Sun
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle
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