Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 181 188
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 +31
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 1,291 1,236 1,582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.85% 1.77% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 1.96% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 864 1,105 1,395
London median annual salary £75,000 £82,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £46,500 £54,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £115,875 £113,750 £110,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +3.57%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 63,975 63,185 76,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.55% 90.52% 89.82%
Number of salaries quoted 51,416 53,819 64,730
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £35,750 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Low Latency as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Low Latency in London

Low Latency
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Low Latency in London.

Salary trend for Low Latency in London

Low Latency
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Low Latency in London over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in London

Low Latency
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Low Latency within the London region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -37 281 £75,000 -11.76% 73
West London -2 16 £48,000 -26.15% 17
East London -11 9 £42,500 -63.04% 2
North London - 1 £65,000 -
Low Latency
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 843 (65.30%) Finance
2 819 (63.44%) Java
3 533 (41.29%) Banking
3 533 (41.29%) Multithreading
4 488 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
5 390 (30.21%) Investment Banking
6 341 (26.41%) Front Office
7 340 (26.34%) Linux
8 305 (23.63%) Asset Management
8 305 (23.63%) Wealth Management
9 302 (23.39%) Retail Banking
10 265 (20.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 238 (18.44%) Software Engineering
12 234 (18.13%) Electronic Trading
13 231 (17.89%) C++
14 223 (17.27%) Python
15 205 (15.88%) OO
16 203 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
17 191 (14.79%) Derivative
18 190 (14.72%) Equities
19 186 (14.41%) SQL
20 177 (13.71%) C#
21 172 (13.32%) TDD
22 165 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
23 164 (12.70%) FIX Protocol
24 162 (12.55%) Unix
25 155 (12.01%) Spring
26 154 (11.93%) Degree
27 151 (11.70%) Oracle
28 148 (11.46%) BDD

Low Latency
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 38 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 26 (2.01%) Oracle Workflow
3 19 (1.47%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.24%) Oracle Coherence
5 13 (1.01%) IIS
6 12 (0.93%) Apache
7 7 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.46%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.31%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.31%) Ethereum
9 4 (0.31%) Lightstreamer
10 2 (0.15%) Apache Geronimo
10 2 (0.15%) GemFire
10 2 (0.15%) IPython
10 2 (0.15%) MTS
10 2 (0.15%) nginx
10 2 (0.15%) SAS
10 2 (0.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.39%) Simulink
4 2 (0.15%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.077%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.077%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.01%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.54%) RMDS
3 2 (0.15%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.63%) GitHub
3 21 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.47%) SaaS
5 9 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 9 (0.70%) OpenShift
6 6 (0.46%) Heroku
7 5 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.39%) IaaS
8 4 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.31%) npm
9 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.077%) Akamai
10 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.077%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.077%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.077%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.077%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.49%) BGP
2 41 (3.18%) OSPF
3 38 (2.94%) Multicast
4 34 (2.63%) WAN
5 31 (2.40%) Ethernet
5 31 (2.40%) TCP/IP
6 27 (2.09%) VPN
7 26 (2.01%) DNS
7 26 (2.01%) Firewall
8 25 (1.94%) LAN
9 21 (1.63%) InfiniBand
10 19 (1.47%) HTTP
11 17 (1.32%) IGMP
12 16 (1.24%) RIP
13 14 (1.08%) Network Security
14 13 (1.01%) Junos
15 12 (0.93%) MPLS
16 11 (0.85%) SAN
17 10 (0.77%) IPsec
18 8 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (7.44%) Big Data
2 92 (7.13%) NoSQL
3 89 (6.89%) Relational Database
4 79 (6.12%) Hadoop
5 69 (5.34%) Apache Cassandra
6 68 (5.27%) RDBMS
7 54 (4.18%) SQL Server
8 51 (3.95%) MySQL
9 36 (2.79%) KDB
10 29 (2.25%) Neo4j
11 27 (2.09%) Oracle Database
12 25 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
13 24 (1.86%) MongoDB
14 16 (1.24%) Kdb+
15 13 (1.01%) Redis
16 12 (0.93%) Blockchain
17 11 (0.85%) InterSystems Cache
18 10 (0.77%) Sybase ASE
19 9 (0.70%) Apache Hive
20 7 (0.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 85 (6.58%) Maven
2 74 (5.73%) JIRA
3 61 (4.73%) Git (software)
4 43 (3.33%) JUnit
5 33 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 30 (2.32%) Subversion
7 28 (2.17%) TeamCity
8 25 (1.94%) Gradle
9 14 (1.08%) Mocha
9 14 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (1.01%) Eclipse
10 13 (1.01%) Jasmine
11 10 (0.77%) Mockito
12 7 (0.54%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.54%) QUnit
12 7 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.54%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.46%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.46%) Cucumber
General
1 843 (65.30%) Finance
2 533 (41.29%) Banking
3 390 (30.21%) Investment Banking
4 341 (26.41%) Front Office
5 302 (23.39%) Retail Banking
6 61 (4.73%) Games
7 55 (4.26%) Financial Institution
8 31 (2.40%) Telecoms
9 30 (2.32%) Online Betting
10 19 (1.47%) Retail
11 11 (0.85%) Back Office
12 9 (0.70%) Marketing
13 8 (0.62%) Advertising
14 7 (0.54%) Electronics
15 3 (0.23%) Automotive
15 3 (0.23%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.15%) Legal
16 2 (0.15%) Publishing
17 1 (0.077%) International Banking
17 1 (0.077%) Law
Job Titles
1 738 (57.16%) Developer
2 430 (33.31%) Java Developer
3 153 (11.85%) Senior Developer
4 121 (9.37%) Software Engineer
5 106 (8.21%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 84 (6.51%) C++ Developer
7 76 (5.89%) Architect
8 75 (5.81%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 68 (5.27%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 66 (5.11%) Senior Java Developer
11 59 (4.57%) Quantitative Developer
12 56 (4.34%) Market Data Developer
13 45 (3.49%) Network Engineer
14 42 (3.25%) C# Developer
14 42 (3.25%) Software Developer
15 41 (3.18%) Senior Software Engineer
16 40 (3.10%) Java Engineer
17 38 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
18 37 (2.87%) Low Latency C++ Developer
19 36 (2.79%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (12.70%) FIX Protocol
2 155 (12.01%) Spring
3 89 (6.89%) AngularJS
4 85 (6.58%) .NET
4 85 (6.58%) HTML
5 77 (5.96%) REST
6 68 (5.27%) Kafka
7 60 (4.65%) JMS
8 54 (4.18%) XML
9 51 (3.95%) RESTful
10 48 (3.72%) Web Services
11 46 (3.56%) CSS
11 46 (3.56%) HTML5
11 46 (3.56%) WebSockets
12 44 (3.41%) React
13 41 (3.18%) J2SE
14 40 (3.10%) Hibernate
15 38 (2.94%) Spring Boot
16 36 (2.79%) Spring MVC
17 34 (2.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 265 (20.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 203 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
3 191 (14.79%) Derivative
4 190 (14.72%) Equities
5 146 (11.31%) Fintech
6 142 (11.00%) Computer Science
7 115 (8.91%) Algorithms
8 79 (6.12%) Data Structures
9 75 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
10 73 (5.65%) Fixed Income
11 60 (4.65%) Hedge funds
12 51 (3.95%) Data Centre
13 37 (2.87%) Online Games
14 35 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
14 35 (2.71%) Management Information System
15 31 (2.40%) Over-the-Top Content
16 23 (1.78%) Client/Server
17 22 (1.70%) Clustering
18 21 (1.63%) Equity Derivative
18 21 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 340 (26.34%) Linux
2 162 (12.55%) Unix
3 75 (5.81%) Windows
4 20 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (0.93%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.77%) CentOS
8 9 (0.70%) Solaris
9 7 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.39%) Debian
10 5 (0.39%) Robot Operating System
11 4 (0.31%) AIX
11 4 (0.31%) Android
11 4 (0.31%) SUSE
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.15%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.077%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.077%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (41.29%) Multithreading
2 488 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
3 305 (23.63%) Asset Management
3 305 (23.63%) Wealth Management
4 238 (18.44%) Software Engineering
5 234 (18.13%) Electronic Trading
6 205 (15.88%) OO
7 172 (13.32%) TDD
8 165 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
9 148 (11.46%) BDD
10 146 (11.31%) SDLC
11 129 (9.99%) Algorithmic Trading
12 119 (9.22%) Mathematics
13 112 (8.68%) High-Frequency Trading
14 111 (8.60%) Microservices
15 104 (8.06%) Scrum
16 101 (7.82%) OOD
17 87 (6.74%) Test Automation
18 84 (6.51%) DevOps
19 82 (6.35%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 819 (63.44%) Java
2 231 (17.89%) C++
3 223 (17.27%) Python
4 186 (14.41%) SQL
5 177 (13.71%) C#
6 119 (9.22%) JavaScript
7 118 (9.14%) Perl
8 81 (6.27%) C
9 57 (4.42%) Scala
10 47 (3.64%) Bash Shell
11 37 (2.87%) Ruby
12 33 (2.56%) F#
13 30 (2.32%) Shell Script
14 28 (2.17%) PHP
15 22 (1.70%) Groovy
16 21 (1.63%) Go
16 21 (1.63%) PowerShell
17 19 (1.47%) T-SQL
18 14 (1.08%) Kotlin
19 13 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 154 (11.93%) Degree
2 48 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (2.71%) Master's Degree
4 32 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (1.86%) PhD
6 23 (1.78%) CCNP
7 14 (1.08%) RHCE
8 12 (0.93%) CCNA
9 11 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.46%) CCIE
11 4 (0.31%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.15%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.077%) CISM
13 1 (0.077%) CISSP
13 1 (0.077%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.49%) QA
2 11 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.70%) SEPA
4 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.15%) MiFID
4 2 (0.15%) PMO
4 2 (0.15%) SLA
5 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.077%) GCP
System Software
1 17 (1.32%) Hyper-V
2 16 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.08%) NFS
4 13 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.93%) iptables
5 12 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.85%) DFS Replication
6 11 (0.85%) Terminal Server
7 10 (0.77%) Docker
8 9 (0.70%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.62%) HDFS
10 6 (0.46%) Firmware
11 5 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.23%) LXC
13 2 (0.15%) GridGain
13 2 (0.15%) KVM
13 2 (0.15%) MapR-FS
13 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.077%) Samba
14 1 (0.077%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (2.94%) Puppet
2 35 (2.71%) Ansible
3 21 (1.63%) Nagios
4 15 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (0.85%) SCCM
5 11 (0.85%) WMI
6 10 (0.77%) Opsview
7 8 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
8 6 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (0.46%) Mesos
9 5 (0.39%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.31%) Terraform
10 4 (0.31%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.23%) Grafana
11 3 (0.23%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.23%) yum
12 2 (0.15%) Ambari
12 2 (0.15%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 151 (11.70%) Oracle
2 70 (5.42%) TIBCO
3 49 (3.80%) Sybase
4 44 (3.41%) Cisco
5 37 (2.87%) Microsoft
6 31 (2.40%) Juniper
6 31 (2.40%) Murex
6 31 (2.40%) Red Hat
7 30 (2.32%) ION Trading
8 23 (1.78%) Arista
8 23 (1.78%) VMware
9 22 (1.70%) Citrix
10 19 (1.47%) Splunk
10 19 (1.47%) StreamBase
11 18 (1.39%) Solace
12 16 (1.24%) Sun
13 14 (1.08%) Palo Alto
14 13 (1.01%) Reuters
15 10 (0.77%) AppDynamics
15 10 (0.77%) IBM