The table below looks at the statistics for Low Latency skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Low Latency over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 202 188 202
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 14 23 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.44% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.57% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 5
Average salary £55,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.12% -
UK excluding London average salary £58,250 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+45.62% -20.00%
Low Latency
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4643 4040 3685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.28% 78.11% 76.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4091 3427 3204
Average salary £41,902 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Low Latency
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Low Latency across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Low Latency Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Low Latency
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Low Latency across the West Midlands region.

Low Latency Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Low Latency
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Low Latency across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Low Latency Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Low Latency
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Low Latency within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
(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
Staffordshire -8 10 £58,250 +45.62% 2
Birmingham -19 3 £55,500 +11.00%
Solihull - 1 £41,000 -
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing 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 Low Latency.

1 42 (60.87%) C#
2 34 (49.28%) .NET
2 34 (49.28%) Multithreading
3 31 (44.93%) Linux
4 25 (36.23%) TDD
4 25 (36.23%) Pair Programming
4 25 (36.23%) XAML
4 25 (36.23%) Scrum
4 25 (36.23%) ASP.NET
4 25 (36.23%) BDD
5 20 (28.99%) Erlang
5 20 (28.99%) F#
5 20 (28.99%) Scala
6 19 (27.54%) Functional Programming
6 19 (27.54%) UNIX
6 19 (27.54%) Internet
7 17 (24.64%) SQL
7 17 (24.64%) Middleware
8 16 (23.19%) E-Commerce
8 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
8 16 (23.19%) Java
9 14 (20.29%) NoSQL
9 14 (20.29%) Software Engineering
10 13 (18.84%) Clojure
11 12 (17.39%) Haskell
11 12 (17.39%) Degree
11 12 (17.39%) Open Source
12 11 (15.94%) C++
12 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
13 10 (14.49%) Perl

Low Latency
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing 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 Low Latency. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 9 (13.04%) MS Visio
2 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.54%) Internet
2 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
3 10 (14.49%) VPN
3 10 (14.49%) Firewall
3 10 (14.49%) Extranet
4 9 (13.04%) OSPF
4 9 (13.04%) BGP
4 9 (13.04%) Network Security
5 8 (11.59%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) NoSQL
2 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
1 1 (1.45%) Front Office
1 1 (1.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (55.07%) Developer
2 29 (42.03%) .NET Developer
3 25 (36.23%) C# Developer
3 25 (36.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 25 (36.23%) C# .NET Developer
3 25 (36.23%) ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (14.49%) Firewall Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Tester
5 7 (10.14%) Software Tester
6 6 (8.70%) Systems Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Software Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Team Leader
8 4 (5.80%) VB.NET Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Software Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (49.28%) .NET
2 25 (36.23%) ASP.NET
3 17 (24.64%) Middleware
4 4 (5.80%) WinForms
5 1 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Open Source
2 9 (13.04%) Clustering
2 9 (13.04%) Mathematics
3 7 (10.14%) Algorithms
4 6 (8.70%) Blog
5 1 (1.45%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 31 (44.93%) Linux
2 19 (27.54%) UNIX
3 9 (13.04%) Windows
3 9 (13.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (49.28%) Multithreading
2 25 (36.23%) BDD
2 25 (36.23%) Scrum
2 25 (36.23%) TDD
2 25 (36.23%) Pair Programming
3 19 (27.54%) Functional Programming
4 16 (23.19%) E-Commerce
5 14 (20.29%) Software Engineering
6 10 (14.49%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 9 (13.04%) Load Balancing
7 9 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (13.04%) OO
8 7 (10.14%) OOP
8 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (10.14%) Automated Testing
8 7 (10.14%) Manual Testing
8 7 (10.14%) Agile Testing
9 6 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (7.25%) Complex Event Processing
11 4 (5.80%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (60.87%) C#
2 25 (36.23%) XAML
3 20 (28.99%) Erlang
3 20 (28.99%) F#
3 20 (28.99%) Scala
4 17 (24.64%) SQL
5 16 (23.19%) Java
6 13 (18.84%) Clojure
7 12 (17.39%) Haskell
8 11 (15.94%) C++
9 10 (14.49%) Perl
10 9 (13.04%) Tcl
11 4 (5.80%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.45%) Python
12 1 (1.45%) VB
12 1 (1.45%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Degree
2 9 (13.04%) CCNP
2 9 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (11.59%) Check Point Certification
3 8 (11.59%) CCSA
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Cisco
1 9 (13.04%) Juniper
1 9 (13.04%) CheckPoint
1 9 (13.04%) Blue Coat
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
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