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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ultra-Low Latency
Rank 876 887 830
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -57
Permanent jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 16 42 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.036% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.043% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 14 33 34
Average salary £82,500 £82,500 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £52,500 £55,300
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £90,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £56,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+7.61% -4.54%

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
92903 96809 88106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.75% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76050 77958 72052
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015 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 31 July 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 -6 16 £82,500 - 6
London +6 15 £82,500 - 6
City of London +19 13 £82,500 - 5
Birmingham -8 1 £56,500 +4.62%
West Midlands -11 1 £56,500 +4.62%

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 57 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 43 (75.44%) Linux
3 36 (63.16%) Finance
4 32 (56.14%) C++
5 30 (52.63%) UNIX
6 26 (45.61%) Multithreading
7 19 (33.33%) Solaris
8 18 (31.58%) C
8 18 (31.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (29.82%) STL
10 16 (28.07%) Banking
11 13 (22.81%) Java
12 12 (21.05%) Red Hat
13 11 (19.30%) Front Office
13 11 (19.30%) Investment Banking
13 11 (19.30%) Hedge funds
13 11 (19.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (17.54%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (17.54%) OO
15 9 (15.79%) Equities
15 9 (15.79%) Ultra Messaging
16 8 (14.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 8 (14.04%) OOD
16 8 (14.04%) Shell Script
17 7 (12.28%) DNS
17 7 (12.28%) Perl
17 7 (12.28%) SUSE
17 7 (12.28%) Electronic Trading
17 7 (12.28%) Algorithmic Trading
17 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell

Ultra-Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) DNS
2 4 (7.02%) SAN
2 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.02%) Multicast
3 3 (5.26%) SSH
3 3 (5.26%) LDAP
4 2 (3.51%) Firewall
5 1 (1.75%) VLAN
5 1 (1.75%) Network Security
5 1 (1.75%) Junos
5 1 (1.75%) WAN
5 1 (1.75%) VPN
5 1 (1.75%) Internet
5 1 (1.75%) Extranet
5 1 (1.75%) OSPF
5 1 (1.75%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) KDB
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
General
1 36 (63.16%) Finance
2 16 (28.07%) Banking
3 11 (19.30%) Investment Banking
3 11 (19.30%) Front Office
4 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.79%) C++ Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.53%) Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Manager
8 1 (1.75%) C++ Programmer
8 1 (1.75%) Junior Java Developer
8 1 (1.75%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.75%) Development Manager
8 1 (1.75%) Senior Manager
8 1 (1.75%) Front Office Developer
8 1 (1.75%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.75%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) STL
2 9 (15.79%) Ultra Messaging
3 8 (14.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 6 (10.53%) TIBCO EMS
4 6 (10.53%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (10.53%) JMS
4 6 (10.53%) Rendezvous
5 1 (1.75%) Spring
5 1 (1.75%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) .NET
5 1 (1.75%) MFC
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) Mason
5 1 (1.75%) HTML5
5 1 (1.75%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (19.30%) Hedge funds
3 9 (15.79%) Equities
4 5 (8.77%) Clustering
4 5 (8.77%) Algorithms
4 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
5 4 (7.02%) Eurex
5 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
5 4 (7.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (7.02%) Replication
6 3 (5.26%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.75%) Derivative
7 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 43 (75.44%) Linux
2 30 (52.63%) UNIX
3 19 (33.33%) Solaris
4 11 (19.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (12.28%) SUSE
6 4 (7.02%) Debian
6 4 (7.02%) Fedora
6 4 (7.02%) Ubuntu
6 4 (7.02%) CentOS
6 4 (7.02%) Windows
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 26 (45.61%) Multithreading
3 10 (17.54%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (17.54%) OO
4 8 (14.04%) OOD
5 7 (12.28%) Algorithmic Trading
5 7 (12.28%) Electronic Trading
6 6 (10.53%) Investment Management
6 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
7 4 (7.02%) Open Source
7 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.26%) Regression Testing
9 2 (3.51%) Risk Management
9 2 (3.51%) Scrum
9 2 (3.51%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.51%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.51%) High Availability
9 2 (3.51%) Change Control
9 2 (3.51%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (56.14%) C++
2 18 (31.58%) C
3 13 (22.81%) Java
4 8 (14.04%) Shell Script
5 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
5 7 (12.28%) Perl
6 4 (7.02%) Python
7 3 (5.26%) C#
8 2 (3.51%) SQL
8 2 (3.51%) F#
9 1 (1.75%) VC++
9 1 (1.75%) Tcl
9 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) CCNP
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.75%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (1.75%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Nagios
1 4 (7.02%) ZABBIX
1 4 (7.02%) Puppet
2 3 (5.26%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.75%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Red Hat
2 6 (10.53%) TIBCO
3 5 (8.77%) VMware
4 4 (7.02%) Patsystems
4 4 (7.02%) GL TRADE
4 4 (7.02%) NYFIX
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (3.51%) Sun
7 1 (1.75%) Intel
7 1 (1.75%) Juniper
7 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.75%) Splunk
7 1 (1.75%) SevOne
7 1 (1.75%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle
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