Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Low Latency skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Low Latency over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 125 114
Rank change year-on-year -55 -11 +17
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 187 259 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.75% 2.50% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.69% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 168 235 260
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -16.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £52,500 £42,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £107,875 £109,500 £122,500
Central London median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% -11.76% +7.94%

Low Latency is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,799 9,626 10,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.86% 92.81% 90.97%
Number of salaries quoted 8,772 8,694 9,379
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.69% +2.61%
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £64,250 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.08% +4.35% -

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Low Latency as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Low Latency in the City of London

Low Latency
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Low Latency in the City of London.

Salary trend for Low Latency in the City of London

Low Latency
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Low Latency in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT jobs citing Low Latency also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 129 (68.98%) Java
2 101 (54.01%) Finance
3 81 (43.32%) Multithreading
4 60 (32.09%) Front Office
5 57 (30.48%) C++
6 55 (29.41%) Fintech
7 52 (27.81%) Java 8
8 49 (26.20%) Linux
9 44 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (20.32%) SQL
11 35 (18.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 35 (18.72%) DevOps
12 34 (18.18%) Big Data
12 34 (18.18%) Concurrent Programming
13 28 (14.97%) Microservices
14 27 (14.44%) Maven
14 27 (14.44%) Python
15 25 (13.37%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (13.37%) Continuous Delivery
16 24 (12.83%) Gradle
16 24 (12.83%) TIBCO
16 24 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (12.30%) J2SE
17 23 (12.30%) StreamBase
18 21 (11.23%) TDD
19 20 (10.70%) Electronic Trading
20 19 (10.16%) Hedge funds
21 16 (8.56%) Derivative
21 16 (8.56%) Banking
21 16 (8.56%) C#

Low Latency
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (3.21%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.07%) Jetty
2 2 (1.07%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.53%) Ethereum
3 1 (0.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.14%) GitHub
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.21%) Firewall
1 6 (3.21%) Multicast
1 6 (3.21%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.67%) Internet
3 3 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.07%) BGP
4 2 (1.07%) HTTP
4 2 (1.07%) OSPF
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.53%) DHCP
5 1 (0.53%) DNS
5 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.53%) FTP
5 1 (0.53%) ICMP
5 1 (0.53%) IGMP
5 1 (0.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.18%) Big Data
2 10 (5.35%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.28%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.14%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.14%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.60%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.07%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.53%) MySQL
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.53%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (14.44%) Maven
2 24 (12.83%) Gradle
3 5 (2.67%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.07%) Hudson
6 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.53%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.53%) JUnit
6 1 (0.53%) Selenium
6 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 101 (54.01%) Finance
2 60 (32.09%) Front Office
3 16 (8.56%) Banking
4 10 (5.35%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.28%) Games
6 5 (2.67%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.60%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 145 (77.54%) Developer
2 91 (48.66%) Java Developer
3 48 (25.67%) C++ Developer
4 29 (15.51%) Low Latency C++ Developer
5 25 (13.37%) Java Developer - Fintech
6 23 (12.30%) Low Latency Java Developer
7 21 (11.23%) C++/Java Developer
8 13 (6.95%) Front Office Developer
9 12 (6.42%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.81%) C# Developer
11 8 (4.28%) Lead Developer
12 7 (3.74%) .NET Developer
12 7 (3.74%) Java Engineer
12 7 (3.74%) Java Software Engineer
12 7 (3.74%) Software Engineer
13 6 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
13 6 (3.21%) Senior Java Developer
14 5 (2.67%) Junior
14 5 (2.67%) Junior Developer
14 5 (2.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.30%) J2SE
2 15 (8.02%) .NET
3 13 (6.95%) Kafka
4 11 (5.88%) STL
5 9 (4.81%) FIX Protocol
6 8 (4.28%) Akka
6 8 (4.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 8 (4.28%) HTML
7 6 (3.21%) REST
7 6 (3.21%) Web Services
8 5 (2.67%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (2.67%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.67%) HTML5
8 5 (2.67%) Java Concurrency
8 5 (2.67%) RESTful
8 5 (2.67%) Spring
9 4 (2.14%) CORBA
9 4 (2.14%) React
10 3 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.60%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 55 (29.41%) Fintech
2 35 (18.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (10.16%) Hedge funds
4 16 (8.56%) Derivative
5 12 (6.42%) Equities
6 11 (5.88%) Equity Derivative
6 11 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (5.35%) Data Centre
7 10 (5.35%) Grid Computing
8 9 (4.81%) Algorithms
9 5 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.60%) Bitcoin
11 3 (1.60%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.60%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.60%) Spread Betting
12 2 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
13 1 (0.53%) Clustering
13 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (26.20%) Linux
2 15 (8.02%) Unix
3 6 (3.21%) Windows
4 4 (2.14%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (43.32%) Multithreading
2 44 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (18.72%) DevOps
4 34 (18.18%) Concurrent Programming
5 28 (14.97%) Microservices
6 25 (13.37%) Continuous Delivery
6 25 (13.37%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (11.23%) TDD
9 20 (10.70%) Electronic Trading
10 13 (6.95%) Computer Science
10 13 (6.95%) High-Frequency Trading
11 12 (6.42%) SDLC
11 12 (6.42%) Software Engineering
12 11 (5.88%) High Availability
13 10 (5.35%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (5.35%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (4.81%) OO
14 9 (4.81%) Ultra-Low Latency
15 8 (4.28%) Proprietary Trading
Programming Languages
1 129 (68.98%) Java
2 57 (30.48%) C++
3 52 (27.81%) Java 8
4 38 (20.32%) SQL
5 27 (14.44%) Python
6 16 (8.56%) C#
7 14 (7.49%) Perl
8 13 (6.95%) Bash Shell
9 10 (5.35%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.14%) Ruby
10 4 (2.14%) Scala
11 3 (1.60%) Lua
11 3 (1.60%) R
12 2 (1.07%) AWK
12 2 (1.07%) C
13 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (7.49%) Degree
2 5 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.60%) CCNP
3 3 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.07%) CCNA
5 1 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 4 (2.14%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.21%) Nagios
2 3 (1.60%) Ansible
2 3 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.60%) Puppet
3 2 (1.07%) Mesos
Vendors
1 24 (12.83%) TIBCO
2 23 (12.30%) StreamBase
3 8 (4.28%) Cisco
4 7 (3.74%) Dell
4 7 (3.74%) HP
5 4 (2.14%) IBM
5 4 (2.14%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.60%) F5
6 3 (1.60%) SolarWinds
6 3 (1.60%) Sybase
7 2 (1.07%) Arista
7 2 (1.07%) GoldenSource
7 2 (1.07%) Juniper
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle