Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 84 115
Rank change year-on-year -57 +31 +57
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 244 370 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.26% 3.57% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 3.94% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 222 327 330
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £85,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £51,375 £47,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £112,500 £116,000 £122,750
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £82,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -

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 10,000 9,386 12,573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 92.46% 90.59% 91.40%
Number of salaries quoted 8,812 8,514 11,267
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 £36,250 £36,250 £35,400
90th Percentile £94,250 £92,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +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 22 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 160 (65.57%) Finance
2 129 (52.87%) Java
3 124 (50.82%) Multithreading
4 87 (35.66%) Front Office
5 80 (32.79%) Linux
6 62 (25.41%) C++
7 56 (22.95%) SQL
7 56 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (22.54%) Banking
9 49 (20.08%) OO
10 48 (19.67%) Python
10 48 (19.67%) Unix
10 48 (19.67%) Software Engineering
11 45 (18.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 38 (15.57%) C#
12 38 (15.57%) FIX Protocol
12 38 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (13.52%) Equities
13 33 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
14 32 (13.11%) Algorithms
14 32 (13.11%) TDD
15 30 (12.30%) Fintech
16 28 (11.48%) Electronic Trading
17 26 (10.66%) SQL Server
18 25 (10.25%) DevOps
18 25 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (10.25%) Concurrent Programming
18 25 (10.25%) OOD
19 24 (9.84%) Algorithmic Trading
19 24 (9.84%) Memory Management

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 7 (2.87%) Apache Spark
1 7 (2.87%) Drupal
2 5 (2.05%) Ethereum
2 5 (2.05%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.64%) Lightstreamer
3 4 (1.64%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (1.23%) Confluence
5 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (3.69%) RMDS
2 1 (0.41%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.74%) SaaS
2 9 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.87%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.87%) Amazon SQS
3 7 (2.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 7 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (2.87%) CloudFront
3 7 (2.87%) Serverless
4 4 (1.64%) GitHub
5 2 (0.82%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.20%) Multicast
2 18 (7.38%) LAN
2 18 (7.38%) WAN
3 8 (3.28%) DNS
4 7 (2.87%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (2.87%) NX-OS
5 6 (2.46%) BGP
6 5 (2.05%) OSPF
7 4 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.23%) Internet
8 3 (1.23%) IPsec
8 3 (1.23%) MRTG
8 3 (1.23%) SNMP
8 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.23%) VPN
9 2 (0.82%) Firewall
9 2 (0.82%) FIX Connectivity
10 1 (0.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.84%) NoSQL
3 13 (5.33%) Big Data
3 13 (5.33%) MySQL
4 10 (4.10%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (2.87%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (2.46%) KDB
7 4 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.23%) Text Mining
9 2 (0.82%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.41%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (7.79%) Maven
2 14 (5.74%) Gradle
3 13 (5.33%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.69%) JUnit
5 7 (2.87%) Jasmine
5 7 (2.87%) Karma Test Runner
5 7 (2.87%) PHPUnit
5 7 (2.87%) Protractor
5 7 (2.87%) Selenium
6 5 (2.05%) JIRA
7 4 (1.64%) CMake
7 4 (1.64%) Fiddler
7 4 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.23%) NUnit
9 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.82%) Mockito
10 1 (0.41%) EasyMock
10 1 (0.41%) Subversion
10 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 160 (65.57%) Finance
2 87 (35.66%) Front Office
3 55 (22.54%) Banking
4 14 (5.74%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.69%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.28%) Games
7 4 (1.64%) Advertising
7 4 (1.64%) Back Office
8 3 (1.23%) Automotive
9 2 (0.82%) Law
10 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 148 (60.66%) Developer
2 83 (34.02%) Java Developer
3 39 (15.98%) C++ Developer
4 35 (14.34%) Senior Developer
5 26 (10.66%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 20 (8.20%) Front Office Developer
7 16 (6.56%) Architect
7 16 (6.56%) C# Developer
8 15 (6.15%) Software Engineer
9 14 (5.74%) Applications Support
9 14 (5.74%) Java Engineer
9 14 (5.74%) Senior Java Developer
10 13 (5.33%) Java Developer - Fintech
11 11 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (4.51%) Linux Developer
12 10 (4.10%) Agile Developer
12 10 (4.10%) Agile Java Developer
12 10 (4.10%) SaaS Developer
13 9 (3.69%) Java Software Engineer
13 9 (3.69%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.57%) FIX Protocol
2 23 (9.43%) .NET
3 21 (8.61%) Kafka
4 18 (7.38%) REST
4 18 (7.38%) WCF
5 16 (6.56%) J2SE
5 16 (6.56%) JMS
5 16 (6.56%) STL
6 15 (6.15%) HTML
7 14 (5.74%) Spring
8 12 (4.92%) CSS
9 11 (4.51%) WebSockets
9 11 (4.51%) WPF
10 10 (4.10%) Akka
10 10 (4.10%) HTML5
11 9 (3.69%) AngularJS
11 9 (3.69%) Protocol Buffers
12 7 (2.87%) Sass
12 7 (2.87%) XML
13 6 (2.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 33 (13.52%) Equities
3 32 (13.11%) Algorithms
4 30 (12.30%) Fintech
5 25 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (9.02%) Fixed Income
7 18 (7.38%) Data Centre
8 15 (6.15%) Computer Science
8 15 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (5.33%) Derivative
9 13 (5.33%) Hedge funds
10 12 (4.92%) Client/Server
11 8 (3.28%) Clustering
11 8 (3.28%) Private Cloud
12 7 (2.87%) N-Tier
13 6 (2.46%) Data Structures
13 6 (2.46%) Grid Computing
13 6 (2.46%) Spread Betting
14 4 (1.64%) Cybercrime
14 4 (1.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 80 (32.79%) Linux
2 48 (19.67%) Unix
3 6 (2.46%) Windows
4 4 (1.64%) Solaris
5 3 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (50.82%) Multithreading
2 56 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (20.08%) OO
4 48 (19.67%) Software Engineering
5 38 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (13.11%) TDD
8 28 (11.48%) Electronic Trading
9 25 (10.25%) Concurrent Programming
9 25 (10.25%) DevOps
9 25 (10.25%) OOD
10 24 (9.84%) Algorithmic Trading
10 24 (9.84%) Memory Management
11 23 (9.43%) Microservices
12 21 (8.61%) Machine Learning
13 20 (8.20%) SDLC
14 19 (7.79%) High-Frequency Trading
15 18 (7.38%) Continuous Delivery
15 18 (7.38%) Multithreaded Programming
16 16 (6.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 129 (52.87%) Java
2 62 (25.41%) C++
3 56 (22.95%) SQL
4 48 (19.67%) Python
5 38 (15.57%) C#
6 21 (8.61%) Java 8
7 18 (7.38%) Perl
8 17 (6.97%) C
9 14 (5.74%) Bash Shell
9 14 (5.74%) JavaScript
10 8 (3.28%) Lingo
11 7 (2.87%) PHP
11 7 (2.87%) Ruby
11 7 (2.87%) TypeScript
12 6 (2.46%) Scala
13 4 (1.64%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.23%) F#
14 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (6.56%) Degree
2 7 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (2.87%) RHCE
3 4 (1.64%) PhD
4 3 (1.23%) CCNP
5 2 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.46%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.87%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.82%) Docker
2 2 (0.82%) LXC
3 1 (0.41%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 4 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
1 4 (1.64%) Mesos
1 4 (1.64%) Puppet
2 3 (1.23%) Grafana
2 3 (1.23%) Nagios
3 2 (0.82%) Ansible
4 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (9.43%) TIBCO
2 16 (6.56%) Oracle
2 16 (6.56%) Sybase
3 15 (6.15%) StreamBase
4 10 (4.10%) Reuters
5 8 (3.28%) Cisco
6 5 (2.05%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.05%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.64%) Murex
7 4 (1.64%) Palo Alto
7 4 (1.64%) Solace
8 3 (1.23%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.41%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.41%) ION Trading