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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Low Latency
Rank 201 182 203
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 9 18 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.41% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.51% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 2
Average salary £48,750 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.87% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £40,000 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £82,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +3.12%
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
4116 3516 3595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.94% 79.51% 75.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3560 2853 3116
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £28,000
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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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
Staffordshire -8 9 £48,750 +21.87% 4
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 30 (71.43%) Linux
2 21 (50.00%) Internet
3 19 (45.24%) Erlang
4 18 (42.86%) Multithreading
4 18 (42.86%) F#
4 18 (42.86%) Scala
4 18 (42.86%) Functional Programming
4 18 (42.86%) UNIX
5 17 (40.48%) C#
6 16 (38.10%) Java
6 16 (38.10%) .NET
6 16 (38.10%) E-Commerce
6 16 (38.10%) Middleware
7 15 (35.71%) Software Engineering
8 14 (33.33%) NoSQL
9 13 (30.95%) Clojure
10 12 (28.57%) Open Source
11 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
12 10 (23.81%) VPN
12 10 (23.81%) Extranet
12 10 (23.81%) Firewall
12 10 (23.81%) Mathematics
12 10 (23.81%) Haskell
12 10 (23.81%) Ultra-Low Latency
13 9 (21.43%) Load Balancing
13 9 (21.43%) Blue Coat
13 9 (21.43%) Network Security
13 9 (21.43%) Clustering
13 9 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
13 9 (21.43%) MS Visio

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (21.43%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (50.00%) Internet
2 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
3 10 (23.81%) VPN
3 10 (23.81%) Firewall
3 10 (23.81%) Extranet
4 9 (21.43%) OSPF
4 9 (21.43%) BGP
4 9 (21.43%) Network Security
5 8 (19.05%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) .NET Developer
2 10 (23.81%) Firewall Engineer
3 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (19.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (19.05%) C# Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Systems Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Middleware Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Software Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Firewall Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Deployment Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.38%) Development Team Leader
9 1 (2.38%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) Middleware
1 16 (38.10%) .NET
2 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) WinForms
3 1 (2.38%) Ajax
3 1 (2.38%) jQuery
3 1 (2.38%) HTML5
3 1 (2.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Open Source
2 10 (23.81%) Mathematics
3 9 (21.43%) Clustering
4 7 (16.67%) Algorithms
5 6 (14.29%) Blog
6 3 (7.14%) Grid Computing
7 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Linux
2 18 (42.86%) UNIX
3 9 (21.43%) Solaris
4 6 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Multithreading
1 18 (42.86%) Functional Programming
2 16 (38.10%) E-Commerce
3 15 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 10 (23.81%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 9 (21.43%) Load Balancing
5 9 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (19.05%) TDD
6 8 (19.05%) Pair Programming
6 8 (19.05%) Scrum
6 8 (19.05%) BDD
7 6 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (11.90%) Complex Event Processing
8 5 (11.90%) Web Development
9 3 (7.14%) OO
10 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.38%) OOP
11 1 (2.38%) Automated Testing
11 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (2.38%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) Erlang
2 18 (42.86%) F#
2 18 (42.86%) Scala
3 17 (40.48%) C#
4 16 (38.10%) Java
5 13 (30.95%) Clojure
6 10 (23.81%) Haskell
7 9 (21.43%) Perl
7 9 (21.43%) Tcl
8 8 (19.05%) XAML
9 7 (16.67%) SQL
10 4 (9.52%) C++
11 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
12 1 (2.38%) Delphi
12 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
12 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) CCNP
1 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.05%) Check Point Certification
2 8 (19.05%) CCSA
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) MOM
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Juniper
1 9 (21.43%) CheckPoint
1 9 (21.43%) Blue Coat
1 9 (21.43%) Cisco
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) AccuRev
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