Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 112 111
Rank change year-on-year -12 -1 +43
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 252 292 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.43% 2.76% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 3.09% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 232 258 359
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £87,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £42,500 £54,625 £48,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £120,750 £125,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £85,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +14.29%

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 9,417 9,442 12,702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.88% 89.24% 89.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8,390 8,591 11,180
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 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
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 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 148 (58.73%) Finance
2 143 (56.75%) Java
3 138 (54.76%) Multithreading
4 89 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (30.95%) Front Office
6 70 (27.78%) Linux
7 62 (24.60%) Banking
8 56 (22.22%) TDD
9 54 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 52 (20.63%) Software Engineering
11 51 (20.24%) C++
12 49 (19.44%) Fintech
13 48 (19.05%) Python
14 47 (18.65%) SQL
15 46 (18.25%) Unix
15 46 (18.25%) OO
16 43 (17.06%) FIX Protocol
16 43 (17.06%) Concurrent Programming
17 41 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (15.48%) Electronic Trading
19 36 (14.29%) Equities
19 36 (14.29%) Algorithms
20 34 (13.49%) Degree
20 34 (13.49%) C#
21 30 (11.90%) Investment Banking
22 29 (11.51%) J2SE
22 29 (11.51%) Microservices
22 29 (11.51%) High-Frequency Trading
23 27 (10.71%) NoSQL
24 25 (9.92%) Analytical Skills

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 8 (3.17%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.98%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.59%) Lightstreamer
4 3 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.40%) Confluence
5 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.40%) GemFire
Business Applications
1 7 (2.78%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.54%) SaaS
2 6 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.59%) GitHub
4 2 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.40%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.56%) Multicast
2 12 (4.76%) LAN
2 12 (4.76%) WAN
3 7 (2.78%) BGP
3 7 (2.78%) DNS
3 7 (2.78%) OSPF
4 4 (1.59%) Firewall
4 4 (1.59%) FIX Connectivity
5 3 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.19%) EIGRP
5 3 (1.19%) Internet
5 3 (1.19%) IPsec
5 3 (1.19%) MRTG
5 3 (1.19%) NX-OS
5 3 (1.19%) SNMP
5 3 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.19%) VPN
6 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 22 (8.73%) MySQL
2 22 (8.73%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.97%) Big Data
4 8 (3.17%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.59%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.79%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.79%) Apache Zeppelin
7 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.79%) HBase
7 2 (0.79%) KDB
7 2 (0.79%) Parquet
7 2 (0.79%) QlikView
7 2 (0.79%) Spark SQL
7 2 (0.79%) Text Mining
8 1 (0.40%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (9.13%) Maven
2 16 (6.35%) JIRA
3 15 (5.95%) Gradle
4 6 (2.38%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.38%) JUnit
5 4 (1.59%) CMake
5 4 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.19%) GCC
6 3 (1.19%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.19%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.40%) Ant
7 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.40%) Mockito
7 1 (0.40%) MSI
7 1 (0.40%) NUnit
7 1 (0.40%) Subversion
7 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.40%) WiX
General
1 148 (58.73%) Finance
2 78 (30.95%) Front Office
3 62 (24.60%) Banking
4 30 (11.90%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.59%) Back Office
6 4 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.19%) Automotive
8 2 (0.79%) Advertising
8 2 (0.79%) Retail
9 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 152 (60.32%) Developer
2 91 (36.11%) Java Developer
3 32 (12.70%) C++ Developer
4 29 (11.51%) Senior Developer
5 17 (6.75%) Software Engineer
6 15 (5.95%) Architect
6 15 (5.95%) Java Engineer
6 15 (5.95%) Quantitative Developer
7 14 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
8 13 (5.16%) Agile Developer
8 13 (5.16%) Agile Java Developer
8 13 (5.16%) Java Quantitative Developer
8 13 (5.16%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 13 (5.16%) Software Developer
9 12 (4.76%) Applications Support
9 12 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 12 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
10 11 (4.37%) Linux Developer
11 10 (3.97%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 9 (3.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (17.06%) FIX Protocol
2 29 (11.51%) J2SE
3 23 (9.13%) .NET
4 18 (7.14%) Spring
5 17 (6.75%) Kafka
5 17 (6.75%) WCF
6 15 (5.95%) STL
7 14 (5.56%) HTML
7 14 (5.56%) Java SE
8 12 (4.76%) WebSockets
9 10 (3.97%) AngularJS
9 10 (3.97%) JMS
10 9 (3.57%) Akka
11 8 (3.17%) CSS
11 8 (3.17%) REST
11 8 (3.17%) XML
12 7 (2.78%) HTML5
12 7 (2.78%) Protocol Buffers
13 6 (2.38%) GraphX
13 6 (2.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 54 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 49 (19.44%) Fintech
3 36 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 36 (14.29%) Equities
4 25 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (6.75%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (5.95%) Data Centre
6 15 (5.95%) Derivative
7 14 (5.56%) Computer Science
8 12 (4.76%) Fixed Income
9 11 (4.37%) Clustering
9 11 (4.37%) Hedge funds
10 8 (3.17%) N-Tier
11 7 (2.78%) Client/Server
11 7 (2.78%) Data Structures
11 7 (2.78%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.59%) Cybercrime
12 4 (1.59%) Spread Betting
13 2 (0.79%) Contract for Difference
13 2 (0.79%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 70 (27.78%) Linux
2 46 (18.25%) Unix
3 8 (3.17%) Windows
4 6 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.79%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (54.76%) Multithreading
2 89 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (22.22%) TDD
4 52 (20.63%) Software Engineering
5 46 (18.25%) OO
6 43 (17.06%) Concurrent Programming
7 41 (16.27%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (15.48%) Electronic Trading
9 29 (11.51%) High-Frequency Trading
9 29 (11.51%) Microservices
10 25 (9.92%) Algorithmic Trading
11 22 (8.73%) DevOps
12 21 (8.33%) OOD
13 19 (7.54%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (7.14%) Memory Management
14 18 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (6.75%) Machine Learning
16 15 (5.95%) OOP
16 15 (5.95%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (56.75%) Java
2 51 (20.24%) C++
3 48 (19.05%) Python
4 47 (18.65%) SQL
5 34 (13.49%) C#
6 24 (9.52%) Perl
7 18 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 10 (3.97%) C
9 9 (3.57%) Scala
10 7 (2.78%) Ruby
11 6 (2.38%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.59%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.19%) F#
13 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.19%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.79%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.40%) VC++
Qualifications
1 34 (13.49%) Degree
2 9 (3.57%) RHCE
3 6 (2.38%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.59%) PhD
5 3 (1.19%) CCNP
5 3 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.98%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.38%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.79%) HDFS
3 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (3.97%) Puppet
2 6 (2.38%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (2.38%) Mesos
3 5 (1.98%) Ansible
4 4 (1.59%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.19%) Grafana
5 3 (1.19%) Nagios
6 1 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (7.54%) TIBCO
2 18 (7.14%) Oracle
3 17 (6.75%) StreamBase
4 16 (6.35%) Sybase
5 11 (4.37%) Cisco
6 7 (2.78%) Arista
6 7 (2.78%) Reuters
7 6 (2.38%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.59%) Palo Alto
8 4 (1.59%) Solace
9 3 (1.19%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.79%) Google
10 2 (0.79%) Murex
11 1 (0.40%) IBM
11 1 (0.40%) Microsoft