Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 142 147
Rank change year-on-year -17 +5 +11
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 230 226 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.07% 2.26% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.47% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 208 214 233
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £50,000 £41,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £112,500 £110,000 £122,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +6.45%

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 10,216 9,163 10,766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.80% 91.65% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 9,126 8,274 9,826
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,875 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +1.77%

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 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 153 (66.52%) Java
2 126 (54.78%) Finance
3 99 (43.04%) Multithreading
4 71 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (26.52%) Linux
6 60 (26.09%) C++
6 60 (26.09%) Fintech
7 59 (25.65%) Front Office
8 54 (23.48%) Java 8
9 49 (21.30%) TDD
10 47 (20.43%) DevOps
11 45 (19.57%) SQL
12 44 (19.13%) Concurrent Programming
13 40 (17.39%) Python
14 38 (16.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 33 (14.35%) Maven
16 32 (13.91%) Microservices
17 31 (13.48%) Degree
17 31 (13.48%) Computer Science
18 30 (13.04%) Software Engineering
19 29 (12.61%) Banking
19 29 (12.61%) Electronic Trading
20 28 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
21 27 (11.74%) Continuous Delivery
21 27 (11.74%) Big Data
22 26 (11.30%) Gradle
22 26 (11.30%) J2SE
22 26 (11.30%) Unix
23 25 (10.87%) C#
23 25 (10.87%) Business Intelligence

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 12 (5.22%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.61%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.17%) Ethereum
4 3 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.87%) Drupal
5 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.87%) Jetty
5 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.43%) Confluence
6 1 (0.43%) IIS
6 1 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.43%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.74%) GitHub
2 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.30%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.30%) CloudFront
4 2 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (0.87%) Serverless
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.43%) Cloudflare
5 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.48%) Multicast
3 7 (3.04%) Firewall
4 4 (1.74%) HTTP
4 4 (1.74%) Internet
5 3 (1.30%) BGP
5 3 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.30%) OSPF
6 2 (0.87%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.87%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.87%) LAN
6 2 (0.87%) WAN
7 1 (0.43%) DHCP
7 1 (0.43%) DNS
7 1 (0.43%) FTP
7 1 (0.43%) ICMP
7 1 (0.43%) MQTT
7 1 (0.43%) PPTP
7 1 (0.43%) SNMP
7 1 (0.43%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.74%) Big Data
2 12 (5.22%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.91%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.17%) MySQL
5 5 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.74%) Blockchain
6 4 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.74%) Redis
7 3 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.87%) DB2
8 2 (0.87%) Text Mining
9 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.43%) KDB
9 1 (0.43%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 33 (14.35%) Maven
2 26 (11.30%) Gradle
3 8 (3.48%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.61%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.17%) Fiddler
5 5 (2.17%) Jasmine
6 4 (1.74%) Subversion
7 3 (1.30%) NUnit
7 3 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.30%) Selenium
8 2 (0.87%) Hudson
8 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.87%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.87%) Mocha
8 2 (0.87%) Moq
8 2 (0.87%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.87%) Protractor
8 2 (0.87%) QUnit
8 2 (0.87%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.87%) Sinon.JS
General
1 126 (54.78%) Finance
2 59 (25.65%) Front Office
3 29 (12.61%) Banking
4 16 (6.96%) Investment Banking
5 15 (6.52%) Games
6 6 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.30%) French Language
8 2 (0.87%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Automotive
9 1 (0.43%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 171 (74.35%) Developer
2 103 (44.78%) Java Developer
3 48 (20.87%) C++ Developer
4 27 (11.74%) Low Latency C++ Developer
5 26 (11.30%) Java Developer - Fintech
6 21 (9.13%) Senior Developer
7 16 (6.96%) Low Latency Java Developer
8 14 (6.09%) C++/Java Developer
9 10 (4.35%) Software Engineer
10 9 (3.91%) C# Developer
10 9 (3.91%) Front Office Developer
10 9 (3.91%) Java Engineer
10 9 (3.91%) Java Software Engineer
10 9 (3.91%) Junior
10 9 (3.91%) Junior Developer
10 9 (3.91%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (3.48%) Data Engineer
12 7 (3.04%) AWS Engineer
12 7 (3.04%) Big Data Engineer
12 7 (3.04%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.30%) J2SE
2 24 (10.43%) Kafka
3 18 (7.83%) FIX Protocol
4 15 (6.52%) HTML
5 13 (5.65%) .NET
6 12 (5.22%) Web Services
7 11 (4.78%) RESTful
7 11 (4.78%) Spring
7 11 (4.78%) STL
8 10 (4.35%) Akka
8 10 (4.35%) AngularJS
8 10 (4.35%) Java Concurrency
8 10 (4.35%) WPF
9 9 (3.91%) JMS
9 9 (3.91%) REST
10 8 (3.48%) CSS
10 8 (3.48%) HTML5
11 7 (3.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 7 (3.04%) React
12 6 (2.61%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (26.09%) Fintech
2 38 (16.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 31 (13.48%) Computer Science
4 24 (10.43%) Hedge funds
5 20 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (6.96%) Algorithms
7 14 (6.09%) Equities
8 12 (5.22%) Derivative
9 9 (3.91%) Data Centre
10 8 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (3.48%) Bitcoin
10 8 (3.48%) Fixed Income
10 8 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (2.61%) Data Structures
12 5 (2.17%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (2.17%) Grid Computing
12 5 (2.17%) Online Games
13 2 (0.87%) Clustering
13 2 (0.87%) Spread Betting
13 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (26.52%) Linux
2 26 (11.30%) Unix
3 8 (3.48%) Windows
4 4 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.43%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (43.04%) Multithreading
2 71 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (21.30%) TDD
4 47 (20.43%) DevOps
5 44 (19.13%) Concurrent Programming
6 32 (13.91%) Microservices
7 30 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 29 (12.61%) Electronic Trading
9 28 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (11.74%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (9.57%) SDLC
13 20 (8.70%) OO
14 19 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (7.39%) Algorithmic Trading
15 17 (7.39%) Mathematics
16 15 (6.52%) High-Frequency Trading
17 12 (5.22%) Performance Tuning
18 11 (4.78%) Ultra-Low Latency
19 10 (4.35%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 153 (66.52%) Java
2 60 (26.09%) C++
3 54 (23.48%) Java 8
4 45 (19.57%) SQL
5 40 (17.39%) Python
6 25 (10.87%) C#
7 21 (9.13%) JavaScript
8 14 (6.09%) Bash Shell
9 12 (5.22%) Scala
10 11 (4.78%) Perl
11 8 (3.48%) C
12 5 (2.17%) Ruby
13 4 (1.74%) R
14 3 (1.30%) Lua
15 2 (0.87%) Lingo
15 2 (0.87%) PHP
15 2 (0.87%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (13.48%) Degree
2 5 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.30%) CCNP
3 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.87%) CCNA
5 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.04%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.30%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) KVM
3 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (2.61%) Nagios
2 4 (1.74%) Ansible
2 4 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.74%) Puppet
3 2 (0.87%) Mesos
4 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (10.87%) TIBCO
2 23 (10.00%) StreamBase
3 8 (3.48%) Cisco
4 7 (3.04%) Dell
4 7 (3.04%) HP
4 7 (3.04%) Oracle
5 4 (1.74%) F5
5 4 (1.74%) IBM
5 4 (1.74%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.74%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.30%) SolarWinds
6 3 (1.30%) Sybase
7 2 (0.87%) Arista
7 2 (0.87%) Facebook
7 2 (0.87%) Google
7 2 (0.87%) Juniper
8 1 (0.43%) Apple
8 1 (0.43%) Palantir
8 1 (0.43%) Splunk
8 1 (0.43%) Yahoo!