Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
England > London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 156 228
Rank change year-on-year +18 +72 -5
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 1,645 1,720 1,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 2.42% 2.31% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.49% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 748 961 1,058
London median annual salary £85,000 £75,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £54,625
90th Percentile £120,000 £111,250 £120,000
England median annual salary £77,500 £73,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +5.44% -2.00% +7.14%

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 62,199 68,978 71,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.67% 92.81% 92.00%
Number of salaries quoted 49,979 52,815 61,328
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -13 257 £83,750 +4.69% 50
West London +5 11 £62,500 +31.58% 24
South London - 6 £52,500 -
East London -14 5 £75,000 +7.14% 4
Low Latency
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 1,241 (75.44%) Finance
2 1,088 (66.14%) Java
3 974 (59.21%) Banking
4 872 (53.01%) Problem-Solving
5 871 (52.95%) Investment Banking
6 812 (49.36%) Big Data
7 811 (49.30%) Financial Institution
8 804 (48.88%) Investment Management
9 785 (47.72%) Strategic Thinking
10 784 (47.66%) Innovative Thinking
10 784 (47.66%) Cyberthreat
11 774 (47.05%) Risk Management
12 545 (33.13%) Analytical Skills
13 436 (26.50%) Degree
14 435 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
15 430 (26.14%) Python
16 401 (24.38%) SQL
17 397 (24.13%) OO
18 359 (21.82%) JavaScript
19 357 (21.70%) C++
20 353 (21.46%) Linux
20 353 (21.46%) Computer Science
21 347 (21.09%) Multithreading
22 320 (19.45%) SDLC
23 314 (19.09%) Front Office
24 310 (18.84%) TDD
25 303 (18.42%) Unix
26 264 (16.05%) AngularJS
27 219 (13.31%) C#
28 218 (13.25%) 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 80 (4.86%) Apache Spark
2 49 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (1.40%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.61%) Apache
5 9 (0.55%) Jetty
6 6 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (0.36%) Confluence
6 6 (0.36%) Ethereum
6 6 (0.36%) GemFire
6 6 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (0.30%) CMS
8 4 (0.24%) IIS
8 4 (0.24%) JBoss
9 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.12%) Drupal
10 2 (0.12%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.061%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.061%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.061%) MTS
11 1 (0.061%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.24%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.49%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.36%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.18%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 2 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.12%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 83 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (1.16%) GitHub
5 16 (0.97%) PaaS
6 9 (0.55%) npm
7 8 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.49%) Serverless
8 6 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.36%) CloudFront
9 5 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.24%) Cloudflare
10 4 (0.24%) Office 365
10 4 (0.24%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.18%) Apigee
11 3 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.67%) BGP
1 44 (2.67%) OSPF
2 42 (2.55%) Multicast
3 41 (2.49%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.88%) Internet
5 27 (1.64%) Firewall
6 26 (1.58%) HTTP
7 25 (1.52%) Ethernet
7 25 (1.52%) WAN
8 24 (1.46%) DNS
9 23 (1.40%) LAN
10 22 (1.34%) DHCP
11 20 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (1.22%) EIGRP
12 17 (1.03%) MPLS
13 16 (0.97%) SNMP
14 14 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (0.85%) NetScaler
15 12 (0.73%) Network Security
15 12 (0.73%) Quagga
Database & Business Intelligence
1 812 (49.36%) Big Data
2 215 (13.07%) Relational Database
3 181 (11.00%) MongoDB
4 175 (10.64%) NoSQL
5 112 (6.81%) DB2
6 88 (5.35%) RDBMS
7 60 (3.65%) Hadoop
8 53 (3.22%) SQL Server
9 40 (2.43%) Data Lake
10 39 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 35 (2.13%) Blockchain
12 34 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
13 30 (1.82%) MemSQL
14 29 (1.76%) Sybase ASE
15 23 (1.40%) Redis
16 22 (1.34%) KDB
16 22 (1.34%) Neo4j
17 19 (1.16%) MySQL
18 18 (1.09%) Apache Hive
18 18 (1.09%) Flink
Development Applications
1 114 (6.93%) Maven
2 66 (4.01%) JUnit
3 58 (3.53%) Gradle
4 57 (3.47%) Git (software)
5 45 (2.74%) Subversion
6 42 (2.55%) Jenkins
7 29 (1.76%) JIRA
8 24 (1.46%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.16%) Mockito
10 16 (0.97%) FitNesse
11 12 (0.73%) gulp
11 12 (0.73%) Selenium
11 12 (0.73%) TeamCity
12 11 (0.67%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.67%) IntelliJ
12 11 (0.67%) Jasmine
13 9 (0.55%) JMeter
14 7 (0.43%) Ant
15 6 (0.36%) Fiddler
15 6 (0.36%) NUnit
General
1 1,241 (75.44%) Finance
2 974 (59.21%) Banking
3 871 (52.95%) Investment Banking
4 811 (49.30%) Financial Institution
5 314 (19.09%) Front Office
6 36 (2.19%) Legal
7 35 (2.13%) Games
8 23 (1.40%) Retail
9 22 (1.34%) Telecoms
10 20 (1.22%) Multimedia
11 17 (1.03%) Back Office
11 17 (1.03%) Marketing
12 13 (0.79%) Electronics
13 10 (0.61%) Online Betting
14 9 (0.55%) Publishing
15 8 (0.49%) Prime Brokerage
16 4 (0.24%) French Language
17 3 (0.18%) Law
18 2 (0.12%) Advertising
19 1 (0.061%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 838 (50.94%) Developer
2 439 (26.69%) Java Developer
3 121 (7.36%) C++ Developer
4 105 (6.38%) Software Engineer
5 95 (5.78%) Platform Engineer
6 92 (5.59%) Senior Developer
7 57 (3.47%) Data Engineer
8 56 (3.40%) Analyst
9 50 (3.04%) Python Developer
10 47 (2.86%) Low Latency C++ Developer
11 46 (2.80%) C# Developer
12 39 (2.37%) Java Developer - Fintech
12 39 (2.37%) Network Engineer
13 36 (2.19%) Front Office Developer
14 33 (2.01%) Applications Developer
15 32 (1.95%) Senior Java Developer
16 31 (1.88%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 26 (1.58%) Lead Developer
17 26 (1.58%) Linux Engineer
18 25 (1.52%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (16.05%) AngularJS
2 188 (11.43%) Spring
3 186 (11.31%) RESTful
4 182 (11.06%) Kafka
5 173 (10.52%) React
6 169 (10.27%) HTML
7 123 (7.48%) Web Services
8 116 (7.05%) .NET
9 110 (6.69%) HTML5
9 110 (6.69%) REST
10 87 (5.29%) FIX Protocol
11 66 (4.01%) CSS
12 65 (3.95%) Hibernate
13 64 (3.89%) Akka
14 61 (3.71%) RabbitMQ
15 58 (3.53%) JMS
16 57 (3.47%) Middleware
17 56 (3.40%) Spring Boot
18 55 (3.34%) JAX-RS
19 54 (3.28%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 784 (47.66%) Cyberthreat
2 545 (33.13%) Analytical Skills
3 353 (21.46%) Computer Science
4 205 (12.46%) Algorithms
5 185 (11.25%) Fixed Income
6 173 (10.52%) Equities
7 151 (9.18%) Fintech
7 151 (9.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 146 (8.88%) Data Structures
9 119 (7.23%) Self-Motivation
10 112 (6.81%) Derivative
11 102 (6.20%) Hedge funds
12 98 (5.96%) Greenfield Project
13 66 (4.01%) Analytical Mindset
14 63 (3.83%) Management Information System
15 60 (3.65%) Data Centre
16 45 (2.74%) Virtual Team
17 42 (2.55%) User Experience
18 39 (2.37%) Public Cloud
19 26 (1.58%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 353 (21.46%) Linux
2 303 (18.42%) Unix
3 114 (6.93%) Windows
4 20 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (1.09%) CentOS
6 15 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.79%) Fedora
8 10 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.43%) Solaris
11 4 (0.24%) Debian
12 3 (0.18%) SUSE
12 3 (0.18%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.12%) VMS
13 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.061%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.061%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.061%) watchOS
14 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 872 (53.01%) Problem-Solving
2 804 (48.88%) Investment Management
3 785 (47.72%) Strategic Thinking
4 784 (47.66%) Innovative Thinking
5 774 (47.05%) Risk Management
6 435 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
7 397 (24.13%) OO
8 347 (21.09%) Multithreading
9 320 (19.45%) SDLC
10 310 (18.84%) TDD
11 218 (13.25%) Software Engineering
12 200 (12.16%) Analytics
12 200 (12.16%) Mathematics
13 196 (11.91%) Electronic Trading
14 192 (11.67%) Microservices
15 171 (10.40%) DevOps
16 166 (10.09%) Open Source
17 117 (7.11%) Test Automation
18 111 (6.75%) Algorithmic Trading
18 111 (6.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,088 (66.14%) Java
2 430 (26.14%) Python
3 401 (24.38%) SQL
4 359 (21.82%) JavaScript
5 357 (21.70%) C++
6 219 (13.31%) C#
7 166 (10.09%) Java 8
8 163 (9.91%) Perl
9 112 (6.81%) Scala
10 93 (5.65%) C
11 89 (5.41%) Shell Script
12 69 (4.19%) Bash Shell
13 38 (2.31%) Ruby
14 29 (1.76%) R
15 22 (1.34%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.09%) Erlang
17 13 (0.79%) Bourne shell
17 13 (0.79%) Korn
18 12 (0.73%) TypeScript
19 10 (0.61%) Go
Qualifications
1 436 (26.50%) Degree
2 133 (8.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 90 (5.47%) Master's Degree
4 29 (1.76%) Numerate Degree
5 23 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (1.16%) CCNP
7 18 (1.09%) PhD
8 15 (0.91%) RHCE
9 13 (0.79%) RHCA
9 13 (0.79%) RHCSA
10 9 (0.55%) CCNA
11 8 (0.49%) MBA
12 6 (0.36%) CCIE
12 6 (0.36%) GSEC
13 5 (0.30%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.30%) PMP
14 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.12%) MPhil
15 1 (0.061%) CISSP
15 1 (0.061%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.10%) QA
2 12 (0.73%) MiFID
3 3 (0.18%) SLA
4 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.061%) GDPR
5 1 (0.061%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (2.80%) Docker
2 13 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
3 11 (0.67%) HDFS
3 11 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.43%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.24%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.24%) KVM
8 2 (0.12%) iptables
8 2 (0.12%) QEMU
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.061%) GridGain
9 1 (0.061%) NFS
9 1 (0.061%) Samba
9 1 (0.061%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 48 (2.92%) Puppet
2 45 (2.74%) Ansible
3 44 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.85%) Kibana
4 14 (0.85%) Salt
5 13 (0.79%) Nagios
5 13 (0.79%) WSUS
6 12 (0.73%) CFEngine
7 9 (0.55%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.43%) Mesos
9 6 (0.36%) Consul
9 6 (0.36%) HP Fortify
9 6 (0.36%) SCCM
10 3 (0.18%) Terraform
11 2 (0.12%) Cacti
11 2 (0.12%) Grafana
12 1 (0.061%) Nessus
12 1 (0.061%) Nmap
12 1 (0.061%) RSA enVision
12 1 (0.061%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 198 (12.04%) Sybase
2 67 (4.07%) Oracle
3 59 (3.59%) Cisco
4 53 (3.22%) TIBCO
5 40 (2.43%) Microsoft
6 26 (1.58%) Arista
6 26 (1.58%) Citrix
6 26 (1.58%) Red Hat
7 25 (1.52%) StreamBase
8 24 (1.46%) Juniper
9 21 (1.28%) F5
10 19 (1.16%) Google
11 17 (1.03%) ION Trading
12 13 (0.79%) Fidessa
12 13 (0.79%) HP
13 12 (0.73%) IBM
13 12 (0.73%) Tableau
14 11 (0.67%) Dell
14 11 (0.67%) SaltStack
14 11 (0.67%) VMware