Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 108 148
Rank change year-on-year -23 +40 +34
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 264 303 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.35% 2.94% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 3.25% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 243 276 256
City of London median annual salary £85,000 £83,750 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.49% +11.67% -
10th Percentile £52,750 £45,000 £46,875
90th Percentile £112,500 £112,500 £116,250
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%

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 10,379 9,336 12,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 92.22% 90.56% 91.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9,227 8,390 11,236
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 167 (63.26%) Finance
2 163 (61.74%) Java
3 129 (48.86%) Multithreading
4 86 (32.58%) Front Office
5 73 (27.65%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (27.27%) Linux
7 63 (23.86%) C++
8 55 (20.83%) SQL
9 53 (20.08%) Python
10 52 (19.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 52 (19.70%) Banking
11 51 (19.32%) DevOps
12 47 (17.80%) TDD
13 46 (17.42%) Concurrent Programming
13 46 (17.42%) Fintech
14 44 (16.67%) Unix
15 37 (14.02%) Computer Science
15 37 (14.02%) Java 8
16 35 (13.26%) Electronic Trading
16 35 (13.26%) Software Engineering
16 35 (13.26%) OO
17 33 (12.50%) Maven
17 33 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (12.50%) Degree
18 31 (11.74%) C#
18 31 (11.74%) Microservices
19 30 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
19 30 (11.36%) TIBCO
19 30 (11.36%) FIX Protocol
20 28 (10.61%) Algorithms

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 13 (4.92%) Apache Spark
2 10 (3.79%) Ethereum
3 9 (3.41%) Drupal
4 7 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (1.14%) Confluence
7 2 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.76%) Jetty
7 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) RMDS
2 1 (0.38%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.79%) Amazon S3
2 10 (3.79%) CloudFront
3 9 (3.41%) Amazon SQS
3 9 (3.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 9 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
3 9 (3.41%) Serverless
4 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.38%) Akamai
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.38%) Cloudflare
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
5 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.68%) Multicast
2 11 (4.17%) LAN
2 11 (4.17%) WAN
3 9 (3.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (1.89%) Firewall
5 4 (1.52%) BGP
5 4 (1.52%) Internet
5 4 (1.52%) NX-OS
6 3 (1.14%) DNS
6 3 (1.14%) HTTP
6 3 (1.14%) OSPF
7 2 (0.76%) FIX Connectivity
8 1 (0.38%) AMQP
8 1 (0.38%) DHCP
8 1 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.38%) HSRP
8 1 (0.38%) MQTT
8 1 (0.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.20%) Big Data
3 15 (5.68%) Hadoop
4 13 (4.92%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.79%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (3.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (2.27%) Blockchain
7 6 (2.27%) MySQL
8 5 (1.89%) KDB
8 5 (1.89%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.89%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.52%) Redis
10 3 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.14%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.14%) Text Mining
11 2 (0.76%) DB2
12 1 (0.38%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.38%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (0.38%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 33 (12.50%) Maven
2 24 (9.09%) Gradle
3 18 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.17%) Jasmine
5 9 (3.41%) Fiddler
5 9 (3.41%) Karma Test Runner
5 9 (3.41%) PHPUnit
5 9 (3.41%) Protractor
5 9 (3.41%) Selenium
6 5 (1.89%) NUnit
7 4 (1.52%) JIRA
8 3 (1.14%) JUnit
8 3 (1.14%) Subversion
9 2 (0.76%) JSUnit
9 2 (0.76%) Mocha
9 2 (0.76%) Moq
9 2 (0.76%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.76%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (0.76%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 167 (63.26%) Finance
2 86 (32.58%) Front Office
3 52 (19.70%) Banking
4 19 (7.20%) Games
5 15 (5.68%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.52%) Advertising
7 4 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.14%) French Language
9 2 (0.76%) Automotive
9 2 (0.76%) Back Office
9 2 (0.76%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Legal
10 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 175 (66.29%) Developer
2 103 (39.02%) Java Developer
3 41 (15.53%) Senior Developer
4 39 (14.77%) C++ Developer
5 25 (9.47%) Java Developer - Fintech
5 25 (9.47%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 17 (6.44%) Front Office Developer
7 15 (5.68%) Software Engineer
8 14 (5.30%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (4.55%) Analyst
9 12 (4.55%) Java Engineer
10 10 (3.79%) Data Engineer
10 10 (3.79%) Java Software Engineer
10 10 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (3.41%) Applications Support
11 9 (3.41%) Architect
11 9 (3.41%) Big Data Engineer
11 9 (3.41%) Senior Web Developer
11 9 (3.41%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.36%) FIX Protocol
2 26 (9.85%) J2SE
2 26 (9.85%) Kafka
3 19 (7.20%) HTML
4 17 (6.44%) REST
5 15 (5.68%) JMS
5 15 (5.68%) WPF
6 14 (5.30%) HTML5
6 14 (5.30%) Spring
7 13 (4.92%) Akka
7 13 (4.92%) AngularJS
7 13 (4.92%) CSS
8 12 (4.55%) .NET
8 12 (4.55%) STL
9 11 (4.17%) RESTful
9 11 (4.17%) Sass
10 10 (3.79%) Web Services
11 9 (3.41%) Java Concurrency
12 7 (2.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 6 (2.27%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 52 (19.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 46 (17.42%) Fintech
3 37 (14.02%) Computer Science
4 28 (10.61%) Algorithms
5 24 (9.09%) Hedge funds
6 22 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (7.95%) Equities
8 18 (6.82%) Fixed Income
9 16 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (4.17%) Bitcoin
11 10 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (3.41%) Data Centre
12 9 (3.41%) Online Games
13 8 (3.03%) Data Structures
14 7 (2.65%) Clustering
14 7 (2.65%) Derivative
15 6 (2.27%) Grid Computing
16 5 (1.89%) Client/Server
16 5 (1.89%) Spread Betting
17 3 (1.14%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 72 (27.27%) Linux
2 44 (16.67%) Unix
3 7 (2.65%) Windows
4 2 (0.76%) Solaris
5 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.38%) CentOS
5 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (48.86%) Multithreading
2 73 (27.65%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (19.32%) DevOps
4 47 (17.80%) TDD
5 46 (17.42%) Concurrent Programming
6 35 (13.26%) Electronic Trading
6 35 (13.26%) OO
6 35 (13.26%) Software Engineering
7 33 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (11.74%) Microservices
9 30 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (9.85%) SDLC
11 25 (9.47%) Algorithmic Trading
11 25 (9.47%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (8.71%) Mathematics
13 21 (7.95%) High-Frequency Trading
14 19 (7.20%) Unit Testing
15 17 (6.44%) E-Commerce
15 17 (6.44%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 163 (61.74%) Java
2 63 (23.86%) C++
3 55 (20.83%) SQL
4 53 (20.08%) Python
5 37 (14.02%) Java 8
6 31 (11.74%) C#
7 21 (7.95%) JavaScript
8 18 (6.82%) Bash Shell
8 18 (6.82%) C
9 15 (5.68%) Scala
10 14 (5.30%) Perl
11 11 (4.17%) Ruby
12 10 (3.79%) Lingo
13 9 (3.41%) PHP
13 9 (3.41%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.52%) R
15 3 (1.14%) Lua
16 2 (0.76%) F#
16 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (12.50%) Degree
2 6 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.38%) CCNA
4 1 (0.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 10 (3.79%) Apache Flume
2 4 (1.52%) Docker
3 2 (0.76%) LXC
4 1 (0.38%) GridGain
4 1 (0.38%) KVM
4 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (1.52%) Nagios
2 3 (1.14%) Ansible
2 3 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.14%) Puppet
3 1 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.38%) Mesos
Vendors
1 30 (11.36%) TIBCO
2 22 (8.33%) StreamBase
3 10 (3.79%) Oracle
4 8 (3.03%) Cisco
4 8 (3.03%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.65%) Sybase
6 5 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.52%) Dell
7 4 (1.52%) HP
7 4 (1.52%) Reuters
8 3 (1.14%) IBM
8 3 (1.14%) Solace
9 2 (0.76%) F5
9 2 (0.76%) Facebook
9 2 (0.76%) Google
9 2 (0.76%) Murex
9 2 (0.76%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.38%) Apple
10 1 (0.38%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.38%) Yahoo!