Period
to 22 July 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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
England > London
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 171 228
Rank change year-on-year +41 +57 +13
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 1,862 1,606 1,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.64% 2.17% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.37% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 828 1,113 1,134
London median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £111,250 £120,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000

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 64,543 67,788 75,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.35% 91.80% 91.40%
Number of salaries quoted 51,638 53,707 65,199
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 July 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 July 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 -36 277 £85,000 +6.25% 65
West London -12 12 £62,500 +13.64% 20
East London 0 8 £65,000 -26.76% 5
South London -4 5 £52,500 -8.70% 1
Low Latency
England

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

1 1,393 (74.81%) Finance
2 1,242 (66.70%) Java
3 1,134 (60.90%) Banking
4 1,011 (54.30%) Investment Banking
5 999 (53.65%) Problem-Solving
6 927 (49.79%) Financial Institution
7 920 (49.41%) Investment Management
8 914 (49.09%) Big Data
9 900 (48.34%) Strategic Thinking
10 899 (48.28%) Cyberthreat
11 897 (48.17%) Innovative Thinking
12 884 (47.48%) Risk Management
13 601 (32.28%) Analytical Skills
14 526 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
15 496 (26.64%) Degree
16 476 (25.56%) Python
17 455 (24.44%) SQL
18 423 (22.72%) OO
19 414 (22.23%) C++
20 409 (21.97%) Linux
21 405 (21.75%) JavaScript
22 394 (21.16%) Computer Science
23 382 (20.52%) SDLC
23 382 (20.52%) Multithreading
24 361 (19.39%) TDD
25 343 (18.42%) Front Office
26 317 (17.02%) Unix
27 309 (16.60%) AngularJS
28 249 (13.37%) NoSQL
29 243 (13.05%) Software Engineering

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 96 (5.16%) Apache Spark
2 72 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (1.45%) Tomcat
4 14 (0.75%) Apache
4 14 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
5 10 (0.54%) Drupal
5 10 (0.54%) Ethereum
6 9 (0.48%) GemFire
6 9 (0.48%) Jetty
7 8 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (0.43%) Confluence
8 5 (0.27%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.27%) CMS
9 3 (0.16%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.11%) IIS
10 2 (0.11%) JBoss
10 2 (0.11%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.054%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.054%) SAS
11 1 (0.054%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 29 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.11%) Mathematica
5 2 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.54%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.32%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.11%) RMDS
4 1 (0.054%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 123 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (1.24%) GitHub
5 21 (1.13%) Amazon S3
6 20 (1.07%) Serverless
7 19 (1.02%) PaaS
8 17 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (0.75%) CloudFront
9 14 (0.75%) npm
10 13 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 9 (0.48%) IaaS
13 8 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.38%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.32%) Runscope
16 5 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
17 4 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.79%) BGP
1 52 (2.79%) TCP/IP
2 51 (2.74%) OSPF
3 45 (2.42%) Multicast
4 37 (1.99%) WAN
5 32 (1.72%) Firewall
6 31 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
7 30 (1.61%) Internet
7 30 (1.61%) LAN
8 26 (1.40%) DNS
8 26 (1.40%) Ethernet
9 25 (1.34%) MPLS
10 24 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
11 23 (1.24%) SNMP
12 22 (1.18%) DHCP
13 19 (1.02%) HTTP
13 19 (1.02%) NetScaler
14 16 (0.86%) Network Security
14 16 (0.86%) NX-OS
15 15 (0.81%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 914 (49.09%) Big Data
2 249 (13.37%) NoSQL
3 234 (12.57%) Relational Database
4 194 (10.42%) MongoDB
5 135 (7.25%) DB2
6 96 (5.16%) RDBMS
7 74 (3.97%) Hadoop
8 57 (3.06%) SQL Server
9 47 (2.52%) Data Lake
10 46 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 43 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
12 39 (2.09%) Blockchain
13 37 (1.99%) MemSQL
14 32 (1.72%) Sybase ASE
15 31 (1.66%) Neo4j
16 28 (1.50%) Redis
17 25 (1.34%) KDB
18 21 (1.13%) Apache Hive
18 21 (1.13%) MySQL
19 18 (0.97%) Flink
Development Applications
1 146 (7.84%) Maven
2 92 (4.94%) JUnit
3 86 (4.62%) Git (software)
4 72 (3.87%) Gradle
5 60 (3.22%) Jenkins
6 51 (2.74%) Subversion
7 38 (2.04%) JIRA
8 36 (1.93%) Cucumber
8 36 (1.93%) Mockito
9 24 (1.29%) FitNesse
10 20 (1.07%) Jasmine
11 18 (0.97%) gulp
11 18 (0.97%) Selenium
12 13 (0.70%) Eclipse
13 12 (0.64%) Ant
13 12 (0.64%) NUnit
13 12 (0.64%) TeamCity
14 11 (0.59%) IntelliJ
15 10 (0.54%) Fiddler
15 10 (0.54%) PHPUnit
General
1 1,393 (74.81%) Finance
2 1,134 (60.90%) Banking
3 1,011 (54.30%) Investment Banking
4 927 (49.79%) Financial Institution
5 343 (18.42%) Front Office
6 58 (3.11%) Games
7 41 (2.20%) Legal
8 31 (1.66%) Telecoms
9 27 (1.45%) Multimedia
10 26 (1.40%) Marketing
11 23 (1.24%) Retail
12 18 (0.97%) Online Betting
13 15 (0.81%) Electronics
14 10 (0.54%) Publishing
15 9 (0.48%) Back Office
16 8 (0.43%) Law
16 8 (0.43%) Prime Brokerage
17 4 (0.21%) Advertising
18 3 (0.16%) French Language
19 2 (0.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 934 (50.16%) Developer
2 494 (26.53%) Java Developer
3 139 (7.47%) C++ Developer
4 131 (7.04%) Senior Developer
5 124 (6.66%) Software Engineer
6 105 (5.64%) Platform Engineer
7 65 (3.49%) Data Engineer
8 63 (3.38%) Analyst
9 60 (3.22%) Low Latency C++ Developer
10 54 (2.90%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 54 (2.90%) Front Office Developer
11 47 (2.52%) Senior Java Developer
12 45 (2.42%) Network Engineer
13 40 (2.15%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 39 (2.09%) C# Developer
15 37 (1.99%) Java Engineer
16 36 (1.93%) Python Developer
17 34 (1.83%) Applications Developer
18 33 (1.77%) Java Developer - Fintech
18 33 (1.77%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (16.60%) AngularJS
2 234 (12.57%) RESTful
3 225 (12.08%) Spring
4 205 (11.01%) Kafka
5 203 (10.90%) HTML
6 191 (10.26%) React
7 146 (7.84%) Web Services
8 144 (7.73%) REST
9 135 (7.25%) HTML5
10 112 (6.02%) .NET
11 99 (5.32%) FIX Protocol
12 88 (4.73%) Hibernate
13 86 (4.62%) RabbitMQ
14 79 (4.24%) Akka
14 79 (4.24%) CSS
15 70 (3.76%) JAX-RS
16 69 (3.71%) JMS
17 67 (3.60%) Node.js
18 64 (3.44%) Dropwizard
18 64 (3.44%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 899 (48.28%) Cyberthreat
2 601 (32.28%) Analytical Skills
3 394 (21.16%) Computer Science
4 241 (12.94%) Algorithms
5 219 (11.76%) Fixed Income
6 184 (9.88%) Equities
7 164 (8.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 160 (8.59%) Fintech
9 154 (8.27%) Data Structures
10 143 (7.68%) Self-Motivation
11 133 (7.14%) Hedge funds
12 101 (5.42%) Derivative
13 95 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
14 90 (4.83%) Management Information System
15 73 (3.92%) Data Centre
16 65 (3.49%) Analytical Mindset
17 51 (2.74%) Public Cloud
18 50 (2.69%) User Experience
19 47 (2.52%) Virtual Team
20 30 (1.61%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 409 (21.97%) Linux
2 317 (17.02%) Unix
3 108 (5.80%) Windows
4 30 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (0.97%) CentOS
6 10 (0.54%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.48%) Fedora
8 6 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.32%) Solaris
8 6 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.16%) SUSE
9 3 (0.16%) VMS
10 1 (0.054%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.054%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 999 (53.65%) Problem-Solving
2 920 (49.41%) Investment Management
3 900 (48.34%) Strategic Thinking
4 897 (48.17%) Innovative Thinking
5 884 (47.48%) Risk Management
6 526 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
7 423 (22.72%) OO
8 382 (20.52%) Multithreading
8 382 (20.52%) SDLC
9 361 (19.39%) TDD
10 243 (13.05%) Software Engineering
11 230 (12.35%) Microservices
12 229 (12.30%) Mathematics
13 223 (11.98%) Analytics
14 218 (11.71%) DevOps
15 204 (10.96%) Open Source
16 201 (10.79%) Electronic Trading
17 137 (7.36%) High Availability
17 137 (7.36%) Test Automation
18 117 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,242 (66.70%) Java
2 476 (25.56%) Python
3 455 (24.44%) SQL
4 414 (22.23%) C++
5 405 (21.75%) JavaScript
6 242 (13.00%) C#
7 183 (9.83%) Java 8
8 167 (8.97%) Perl
9 139 (7.47%) Scala
10 109 (5.85%) C
11 96 (5.16%) Shell Script
12 82 (4.40%) Bash Shell
13 57 (3.06%) Ruby
14 24 (1.29%) R
15 22 (1.18%) Erlang
16 21 (1.13%) PowerShell
17 20 (1.07%) TypeScript
18 19 (1.02%) PHP
19 15 (0.81%) F#
19 15 (0.81%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 496 (26.64%) Degree
2 159 (8.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 106 (5.69%) Master's Degree
4 29 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.40%) PhD
6 25 (1.34%) Numerate Degree
7 21 (1.13%) CCNP
8 10 (0.54%) RHCE
9 9 (0.48%) RHCA
9 9 (0.48%) RHCSA
10 8 (0.43%) CCIE
10 8 (0.43%) MBA
11 7 (0.38%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.38%) PMP
12 6 (0.32%) GSEC
13 5 (0.27%) CCNA
14 1 (0.054%) CISSP
14 1 (0.054%) MCSE
14 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.054%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (3.87%) QA
2 24 (1.29%) MiFID
3 3 (0.16%) SLA
4 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.054%) GCP
5 1 (0.054%) GDPR
5 1 (0.054%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 56 (3.01%) Docker
2 17 (0.91%) HDFS
3 14 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 13 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
5 11 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.54%) Apache Flume
6 10 (0.54%) NFS
7 7 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.32%) iptables
8 6 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.27%) Active Directory
9 5 (0.27%) GridGain
9 5 (0.27%) KVM
10 3 (0.16%) QEMU
10 3 (0.16%) Samba
10 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.11%) LXC
12 1 (0.054%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 60 (3.22%) Puppet
2 57 (3.06%) Ansible
3 50 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.07%) Kibana
5 17 (0.91%) Kubernetes
6 13 (0.70%) Salt
6 13 (0.70%) WSUS
7 12 (0.64%) CFEngine
8 11 (0.59%) Nagios
9 8 (0.43%) Mesos
10 7 (0.38%) HP Fortify
11 6 (0.32%) Consul
11 6 (0.32%) Oozie
11 6 (0.32%) SCCM
12 4 (0.21%) systemd
13 3 (0.16%) Terraform
14 1 (0.054%) Hadoop YARN
14 1 (0.054%) logstash
14 1 (0.054%) Nessus
14 1 (0.054%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 217 (11.65%) Sybase
2 87 (4.67%) Oracle
3 75 (4.03%) TIBCO
4 62 (3.33%) Cisco
5 38 (2.04%) Microsoft
5 38 (2.04%) Red Hat
6 35 (1.88%) Citrix
7 30 (1.61%) Juniper
8 22 (1.18%) Arista
9 21 (1.13%) StreamBase
9 21 (1.13%) Tableau
10 19 (1.02%) F5
11 17 (0.91%) Splunk
12 15 (0.81%) Google
12 15 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (0.81%) Solace
13 14 (0.75%) ION Trading
13 14 (0.75%) VMware
14 13 (0.70%) Nokia
15 12 (0.64%) Palo Alto