Period
to 22 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 130 86
Rank change year-on-year -50 -44 +24
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 166 239 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.59% 2.24% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.41% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 142 217 322
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £53,750 £48,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £113,500 £114,750
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £82,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +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 9,604 9,916 9,341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 92.01% 93.14% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 8,519 8,783 8,503
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% +0.87%

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 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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.

1 105 (63.25%) Java
2 87 (52.41%) Finance
3 64 (38.55%) Linux
3 64 (38.55%) Multithreading
4 57 (34.34%) Front Office
5 56 (33.73%) C++
6 36 (21.69%) Fintech
7 33 (19.88%) SQL
8 32 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (18.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 27 (16.27%) Electronic Trading
10 27 (16.27%) Java 8
11 26 (15.66%) Python
12 24 (14.46%) Unix
13 23 (13.86%) .NET
13 23 (13.86%) Bash Shell
13 23 (13.86%) Hedge funds
14 22 (13.25%) TDD
15 21 (12.65%) Big Data
16 20 (12.05%) C#
17 18 (10.84%) Software Engineering
17 18 (10.84%) Derivative
18 17 (10.24%) Perl
18 17 (10.24%) TIBCO
19 16 (9.64%) High-Frequency Trading
19 16 (9.64%) DevOps
20 15 (9.04%) Equities
21 14 (8.43%) High Availability
21 14 (8.43%) Ultra-Low Latency
21 14 (8.43%) OO

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 6 (3.61%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (1.20%) IIS
2 2 (1.20%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.60%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.01%) GitHub
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.61%) HTTP
2 4 (2.41%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.41%) InfiniBand
3 3 (1.81%) Internet
4 2 (1.20%) AMQP
4 2 (1.20%) LAN
4 2 (1.20%) WAN
5 1 (0.60%) BGP
5 1 (0.60%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.60%) Firewall
5 1 (0.60%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.60%) IGMP
5 1 (0.60%) IPv4
5 1 (0.60%) Multicast
5 1 (0.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.65%) Big Data
2 13 (7.83%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.02%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.61%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.61%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.41%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.41%) MySQL
6 3 (1.81%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (4.82%) Gradle
1 8 (4.82%) Maven
2 6 (3.61%) JIRA
3 4 (2.41%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.60%) Hudson
4 1 (0.60%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.60%) JUnit
4 1 (0.60%) Selenium
General
1 87 (52.41%) Finance
2 57 (34.34%) Front Office
3 11 (6.63%) Banking
4 8 (4.82%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.22%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.81%) Back Office
7 2 (1.20%) Advertising
7 2 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 113 (68.07%) Developer
2 69 (41.57%) Java Developer
3 35 (21.08%) C++ Developer
4 22 (13.25%) Low Latency Java Developer
5 18 (10.84%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 12 (7.23%) C++/Java Developer
6 12 (7.23%) Front Office Developer
6 12 (7.23%) Lead Developer
7 11 (6.63%) C# Developer
7 11 (6.63%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.02%) Software Engineer
9 9 (5.42%) Java Developer - Fintech
10 8 (4.82%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (4.22%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (3.61%) Java Engineer
12 6 (3.61%) Java Pricing Developer
12 6 (3.61%) Pricing Developer
13 5 (3.01%) Java Software Engineer
14 4 (2.41%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.86%) .NET
2 9 (5.42%) Rendezvous
2 9 (5.42%) STL
2 9 (5.42%) TIBCO EMS
3 8 (4.82%) J2SE
3 8 (4.82%) Kafka
4 7 (4.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (4.22%) HTML
4 7 (4.22%) JMS
4 7 (4.22%) RESTful
5 5 (3.01%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.01%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.41%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (2.41%) Akka
6 4 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (2.41%) CORBA
6 4 (2.41%) CSS
6 4 (2.41%) HTML5
6 4 (2.41%) LDAP
6 4 (2.41%) React
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.69%) Fintech
2 30 (18.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 23 (13.86%) Hedge funds
4 18 (10.84%) Derivative
5 15 (9.04%) Equities
6 12 (7.23%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (6.02%) Equity Derivative
8 9 (5.42%) Data Centre
8 9 (5.42%) Grid Computing
9 8 (4.82%) Algorithms
10 6 (3.61%) Fixed Income
11 5 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (3.01%) Data Structures
11 5 (3.01%) Spread Betting
12 4 (2.41%) Clustering
12 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
13 3 (1.81%) User Experience
14 2 (1.20%) OTC Derivatives
14 2 (1.20%) RIA
14 2 (1.20%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 64 (38.55%) Linux
2 24 (14.46%) Unix
3 7 (4.22%) Windows
4 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (38.55%) Multithreading
2 32 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.27%) Electronic Trading
4 22 (13.25%) TDD
5 18 (10.84%) Software Engineering
6 16 (9.64%) DevOps
6 16 (9.64%) High-Frequency Trading
7 14 (8.43%) High Availability
7 14 (8.43%) OO
7 14 (8.43%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 13 (7.83%) Algorithmic Trading
8 13 (7.83%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (7.83%) SDLC
9 12 (7.23%) Concurrent Programming
9 12 (7.23%) OOD
10 11 (6.63%) Microservices
11 10 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (5.42%) Investment Management
12 9 (5.42%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 105 (63.25%) Java
2 56 (33.73%) C++
3 33 (19.88%) SQL
4 27 (16.27%) Java 8
5 26 (15.66%) Python
6 23 (13.86%) Bash Shell
7 20 (12.05%) C#
8 17 (10.24%) Perl
9 7 (4.22%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.61%) AWK
11 3 (1.81%) Ruby
12 1 (0.60%) Clojure
12 1 (0.60%) Go
12 1 (0.60%) Haskell
12 1 (0.60%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.60%) R
12 1 (0.60%) Scala
12 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (7.83%) Degree
2 7 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.41%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.60%) CCIE
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.60%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.01%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (2.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (1.20%) Docker
3 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (4.82%) Ansible
2 5 (3.01%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.41%) Control-M
3 4 (2.41%) Nagios
3 4 (2.41%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.41%) Puppet
3 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.60%) Mesos
4 1 (0.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (10.24%) TIBCO
2 8 (4.82%) Oracle
2 8 (4.82%) StreamBase
3 6 (3.61%) GoldenSource
4 4 (2.41%) HP
4 4 (2.41%) Intel
4 4 (2.41%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.41%) Remedy
4 4 (2.41%) Veritas
5 3 (1.81%) Cisco
6 2 (1.20%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.60%) F5
7 1 (0.60%) Juniper
7 1 (0.60%) Sybase
7 1 (0.60%) VMware