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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Low Latency
Rank 180 188 197
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 40 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.72% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.36% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 37 15 10
Average salary £48,750 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,050 £35,000 £39,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £66,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £37,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -21.05%
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
4448 4205 3711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.90% 78.31% 76.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3741 3558 3141
Average salary £42,350 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -2 15 £55,000 +57.14% 3
Birmingham +1 14 £55,500 +11.00%
Solihull - 12 £41,000 -
Low Latency
England

Low Latency
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 67 (77.01%) C#
2 52 (59.77%) .NET
3 46 (52.87%) Multithreading
4 44 (50.57%) ASP.NET
5 42 (48.28%) XAML
5 42 (48.28%) Scrum
5 42 (48.28%) TDD
5 42 (48.28%) Pair Programming
5 42 (48.28%) BDD
6 24 (27.59%) SQL
7 23 (26.44%) Linux
8 20 (22.99%) SQL Server
9 19 (21.84%) Degree
10 18 (20.69%) C++
10 18 (20.69%) OO
10 18 (20.69%) TCP/IP
11 16 (18.39%) E-Commerce
12 14 (16.09%) OOP
12 14 (16.09%) Internet
12 14 (16.09%) Automated Testing
12 14 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (16.09%) Manual Testing
12 14 (16.09%) Erlang
12 14 (16.09%) F#
12 14 (16.09%) Scala
12 14 (16.09%) Functional Programming
12 14 (16.09%) Agile Testing
13 13 (14.94%) UNIX
14 11 (12.64%) Middleware
15 10 (11.49%) Extranet

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (10.34%) MS Visio
2 8 (9.20%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.69%) TCP/IP
2 14 (16.09%) Internet
3 10 (11.49%) Extranet
3 10 (11.49%) Firewall
3 10 (11.49%) VPN
4 9 (10.34%) Network Security
4 9 (10.34%) OSPF
4 9 (10.34%) BGP
5 8 (9.20%) Junos
6 2 (2.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.99%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.30%) OLTP
4 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (1.15%) Finance
1 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
1 1 (1.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 55 (63.22%) Developer
2 48 (55.17%) .NET Developer
3 42 (48.28%) C# Developer
3 42 (48.28%) ASP.NET Developer
3 42 (48.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 42 (48.28%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (16.09%) Analyst
4 14 (16.09%) Test Analyst
4 14 (16.09%) Tester
4 14 (16.09%) Software Tester
5 10 (11.49%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Team Leader
7 4 (4.60%) VB.NET Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Systems Developer
8 2 (2.30%) Firewall Specialist
8 2 (2.30%) Deployment Specialist
8 2 (2.30%) Development Team Leader
8 2 (2.30%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (1.15%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (59.77%) .NET
2 44 (50.57%) ASP.NET
3 11 (12.64%) Middleware
4 4 (4.60%) WinForms
5 2 (2.30%) WCF
5 2 (2.30%) .NET Remoting
5 2 (2.30%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.15%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Clustering
2 5 (5.75%) Open Source
3 4 (4.60%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.60%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.45%) Blog
5 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.30%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.15%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.44%) Linux
2 13 (14.94%) UNIX
3 9 (10.34%) Windows
3 9 (10.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (52.87%) Multithreading
2 42 (48.28%) Scrum
2 42 (48.28%) TDD
2 42 (48.28%) Pair Programming
2 42 (48.28%) BDD
3 18 (20.69%) OO
4 16 (18.39%) E-Commerce
5 14 (16.09%) OOP
5 14 (16.09%) Automated Testing
5 14 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (16.09%) Manual Testing
5 14 (16.09%) Functional Programming
5 14 (16.09%) Agile Testing
6 10 (11.49%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 9 (10.34%) Load Balancing
7 9 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (8.05%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.75%) Complex Event Processing
10 4 (4.60%) Web Development
11 3 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 67 (77.01%) C#
2 42 (48.28%) XAML
3 24 (27.59%) SQL
4 18 (20.69%) C++
5 14 (16.09%) Erlang
5 14 (16.09%) F#
5 14 (16.09%) Scala
6 10 (11.49%) Perl
7 9 (10.34%) Haskell
7 9 (10.34%) Tcl
8 8 (9.20%) Java
9 7 (8.05%) Clojure
10 6 (6.90%) VB.NET
11 3 (3.45%) VB
12 2 (2.30%) VB6
12 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
13 1 (1.15%) Python
13 1 (1.15%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) Degree
2 9 (10.34%) CCNP
2 9 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (9.20%) CCSA
3 8 (9.20%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (10.34%) Blue Coat
1 9 (10.34%) Cisco
1 9 (10.34%) Juniper
1 9 (10.34%) CheckPoint
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
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