Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 132 138
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 237 263 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.33% 2.25% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 2.51% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 219 249 321
City of London median annual salary £77,500 £90,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.89% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £42,250 £55,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £123,500 £117,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £85,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% +9.68% +10.71%

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 9170 10468 15412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.12% 89.47% 89.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8280 9535 13350
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Low Latency also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 147 (62.03%) Java
2 135 (56.96%) Multithreading
3 131 (55.27%) Finance
4 100 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (31.22%) Front Office
6 57 (24.05%) Fintech
7 56 (23.63%) Banking
8 51 (21.52%) TDD
8 51 (21.52%) Concurrent Programming
9 48 (20.25%) Linux
9 48 (20.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 44 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (17.30%) Degree
11 41 (17.30%) J2SE
11 41 (17.30%) C++
12 36 (15.19%) SQL
12 36 (15.19%) OO
12 36 (15.19%) Python
13 35 (14.77%) Software Engineering
14 34 (14.35%) Algorithms
15 33 (13.92%) Electronic Trading
15 33 (13.92%) FIX Protocol
16 32 (13.50%) Microservices
17 30 (12.66%) Unix
18 29 (12.24%) Investment Banking
18 29 (12.24%) Equities
19 26 (10.97%) DevOps
19 26 (10.97%) High-Frequency Trading
20 25 (10.55%) NoSQL
20 25 (10.55%) Maven

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 9 (3.80%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.84%) Lightstreamer
4 1 (0.42%) Apache
4 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.42%) GemFire
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.42%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.17%) SaaS
2 7 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.84%) GitHub
3 2 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.69%) Firewall
1 4 (1.69%) LAN
1 4 (1.69%) WAN
2 3 (1.27%) BGP
2 3 (1.27%) DNS
2 3 (1.27%) EIGRP
2 3 (1.27%) FIX Connectivity
2 3 (1.27%) Internet
2 3 (1.27%) Multicast
2 3 (1.27%) OSPF
2 3 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.84%) SMS
4 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.42%) DHCP
4 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.42%) SSH
4 1 (0.42%) VPN
4 1 (0.42%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.42%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.55%) NoSQL
2 23 (9.70%) MySQL
3 20 (8.44%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.80%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.53%) Big Data
5 6 (2.53%) Blockchain
6 5 (2.11%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.84%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.84%) Apache Zeppelin
8 2 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.84%) HBase
8 2 (0.84%) KDB
8 2 (0.84%) Parquet
8 2 (0.84%) QlikView
8 2 (0.84%) Spark SQL
8 2 (0.84%) Text Mining
9 1 (0.42%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (10.55%) Maven
2 23 (9.70%) JIRA
3 17 (7.17%) Gradle
4 7 (2.95%) Eclipse
5 6 (2.53%) JUnit
6 4 (1.69%) GCC
7 3 (1.27%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.27%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.84%) CMake
8 2 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.42%) Ant
9 1 (0.42%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.42%) JBehave
9 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.42%) Mockito
9 1 (0.42%) MSI
9 1 (0.42%) Subversion
9 1 (0.42%) WiX
General
1 131 (55.27%) Finance
2 74 (31.22%) Front Office
3 56 (23.63%) Banking
4 29 (12.24%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.69%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.27%) Back Office
8 2 (0.84%) Advertising
8 2 (0.84%) Games
8 2 (0.84%) Retail
9 1 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 152 (64.14%) Developer
2 105 (44.30%) Java Developer
3 33 (13.92%) Senior Developer
4 25 (10.55%) C++ Developer
5 20 (8.44%) Senior Java Developer
6 13 (5.49%) Java Engineer
6 13 (5.49%) Software Engineer
7 12 (5.06%) Agile Developer
7 12 (5.06%) Agile Java Developer
7 12 (5.06%) Core Java Developer
7 12 (5.06%) Java Quantitative Developer
7 12 (5.06%) Quantitative Developer
7 12 (5.06%) Software Developer
8 11 (4.64%) Architect
9 10 (4.22%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 10 (4.22%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 10 (4.22%) Java Software Engineer
10 8 (3.38%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 8 (3.38%) Junior
10 8 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.30%) J2SE
2 33 (13.92%) FIX Protocol
3 22 (9.28%) Java SE
4 20 (8.44%) Spring
5 14 (5.91%) .NET
6 11 (4.64%) AngularJS
6 11 (4.64%) HTML
7 9 (3.80%) Akka
7 9 (3.80%) Kafka
8 8 (3.38%) STL
8 8 (3.38%) WCF
9 7 (2.95%) Hibernate
9 7 (2.95%) HTML5
10 6 (2.53%) GraphX
10 6 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (2.53%) React
10 6 (2.53%) REST
10 6 (2.53%) Web Services
10 6 (2.53%) XML
11 5 (2.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (24.05%) Fintech
2 48 (20.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 34 (14.35%) Algorithms
4 29 (12.24%) Equities
5 24 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (8.02%) Hedge funds
7 14 (5.91%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (5.06%) Clustering
9 11 (4.64%) Derivative
10 10 (4.22%) Data Centre
11 9 (3.80%) Computer Science
12 6 (2.53%) Data Structures
12 6 (2.53%) Fixed Income
13 5 (2.11%) N-Tier
14 4 (1.69%) Contract for Difference
14 4 (1.69%) Spread Betting
15 2 (0.84%) Bitcoin
15 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
15 2 (0.84%) Cybercrime
15 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (20.25%) Linux
2 30 (12.66%) Unix
3 9 (3.80%) Windows
4 6 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (56.96%) Multithreading
2 100 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (21.52%) Concurrent Programming
3 51 (21.52%) TDD
4 44 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (15.19%) OO
6 35 (14.77%) Software Engineering
7 33 (13.92%) Electronic Trading
8 32 (13.50%) Microservices
9 26 (10.97%) DevOps
9 26 (10.97%) High-Frequency Trading
10 22 (9.28%) Algorithmic Trading
11 20 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (8.44%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (5.91%) OOD
13 14 (5.91%) SDLC
14 13 (5.49%) Risk Management
15 12 (5.06%) Multithreaded Programming
15 12 (5.06%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 147 (62.03%) Java
2 41 (17.30%) C++
3 36 (15.19%) Python
3 36 (15.19%) SQL
4 23 (9.70%) C#
5 18 (7.59%) JavaScript
6 15 (6.33%) Perl
7 10 (4.22%) Scala
8 9 (3.80%) Ruby
9 6 (2.53%) C
10 4 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.69%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.27%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.84%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.42%) Erlang
13 1 (0.42%) F#
13 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (17.30%) Degree
2 7 (2.95%) RHCE
3 5 (2.11%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.84%) PhD
6 1 (0.42%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.53%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.27%) Docker
3 2 (0.84%) HDFS
4 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.42%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (3.80%) Puppet
2 6 (2.53%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (2.53%) Mesos
3 5 (2.11%) Ansible
4 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.27%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.42%) Salt
Vendors
1 21 (8.86%) StreamBase
1 21 (8.86%) TIBCO
2 15 (6.33%) Oracle
3 10 (4.22%) Sybase
4 8 (3.38%) Cisco
5 7 (2.95%) Arista
6 6 (2.53%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.69%) Solace
8 3 (1.27%) Google
9 2 (0.84%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.42%) IBM
10 1 (0.42%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.42%) Perforce