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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Ultra-Low Latency
UK
Rank 808 903 901
Rank change year-on-year
+95 -2
Permanent jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 43 15 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.015% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% 0.017% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 31 15 38
Median salary £100,000 £100,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +37.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £130,000 £101,700 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary - - £60,000

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
74290 86752 90655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.11% 87.71% 86.06%
Number of salaries quoted 61217 72076 74747
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 23 January 2017 within the UK.

Ultra-Low Latency Salary Histogram in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 3 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +106 43 £100,000 - 6
London +82 43 £100,000 - 6
City of London +37 30 £115,000 +22.66% 5

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 66 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 51 (77.27%) C++
3 45 (68.18%) Linux
4 40 (60.61%) Multithreading
5 30 (45.45%) Finance
6 28 (42.42%) Unix
7 22 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
8 21 (31.82%) Java
8 21 (31.82%) Banking
9 16 (24.24%) Front Office
10 15 (22.73%) Equities
10 15 (22.73%) TIBCO
10 15 (22.73%) Rendezvous
10 15 (22.73%) Hedge funds
11 14 (21.21%) TIBCO EMS
11 14 (21.21%) JMS
12 12 (18.18%) Mathematics
13 10 (15.15%) Windows
13 10 (15.15%) STL
13 10 (15.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 9 (13.64%) Open Source
14 9 (13.64%) Algorithmic Trading
14 9 (13.64%) Algorithms
15 8 (12.12%) SDLC
15 8 (12.12%) Ultra Messaging
16 7 (10.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (10.61%) Risk Management
17 6 (9.09%) Python
18 5 (7.58%) Proprietary Trading
18 5 (7.58%) Derivative

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 4 (6.06%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.52%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) Firewall
1 1 (1.52%) LAN
1 1 (1.52%) SAN
1 1 (1.52%) VPN
1 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.52%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) GDB
General
1 30 (45.45%) Finance
2 21 (31.82%) Banking
3 16 (24.24%) Front Office
4 4 (6.06%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (90.91%) Developer
2 40 (60.61%) C++ Developer
3 21 (31.82%) Java Developer
4 17 (25.76%) Low Latency C++ Developer
5 12 (18.18%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 12 (18.18%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 11 (16.67%) Senior Developer
7 10 (15.15%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Front Office Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Lead Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Market Data Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Linux Developer
11 2 (3.03%) Administrator
11 2 (3.03%) C++/Java Developer
11 2 (3.03%) Java Software Developer
11 2 (3.03%) Lead Java Developer
11 2 (3.03%) Lead Software Developer
11 2 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
11 2 (3.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 2 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) Rendezvous
2 14 (21.21%) JMS
2 14 (21.21%) TIBCO EMS
3 10 (15.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 10 (15.15%) STL
4 8 (12.12%) Ultra Messaging
5 3 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Equities
1 15 (22.73%) Hedge funds
2 12 (18.18%) Mathematics
3 9 (13.64%) Algorithms
4 7 (10.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (7.58%) Derivative
6 4 (6.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.52%) Clustering
7 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.52%) Eurex
7 1 (1.52%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 45 (68.18%) Linux
2 28 (42.42%) Unix
3 10 (15.15%) Windows
4 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.03%) Solaris
4 2 (3.03%) SUSE
5 1 (1.52%) AIX
5 1 (1.52%) CentOS
5 1 (1.52%) Debian
5 1 (1.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 40 (60.61%) Multithreading
3 22 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
4 9 (13.64%) Algorithmic Trading
4 9 (13.64%) Open Source
5 8 (12.12%) SDLC
6 7 (10.61%) Risk Management
7 5 (7.58%) Asset Management
7 5 (7.58%) Proprietary Trading
8 4 (6.06%) Build Automation
8 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.06%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.55%) Code Optimisation
10 2 (3.03%) High-Frequency Trading
10 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.03%) Release Management
10 2 (3.03%) Software Engineering
11 1 (1.52%) DevOps
11 1 (1.52%) Kernel Tuning
11 1 (1.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 51 (77.27%) C++
2 21 (31.82%) Java
3 6 (9.09%) Python
4 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.06%) Perl
5 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.03%) C
5 2 (3.03%) Scala
6 1 (1.52%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.52%) C-shell
6 1 (1.52%) Korn
6 1 (1.52%) PHP
6 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (1.52%) CFEngine
2 1 (1.52%) Nagios
2 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) TIBCO
2 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.03%) Bloomberg
3 2 (3.03%) Reuters
3 2 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco
4 1 (1.52%) CQG
4 1 (1.52%) EccoWare
4 1 (1.52%) FactSet
4 1 (1.52%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.52%) GL TRADE
4 1 (1.52%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.52%) NYFIX
4 1 (1.52%) Patsystems
4 1 (1.52%) Splunk
4 1 (1.52%) Veritas
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