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

Low Latency
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 186 187
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +35
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 1,290 1,241 1,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.84% 1.76% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.95% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 872 1,111 1,393
London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £46,500 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £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 64,332 63,652 75,855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.53% 90.51% 89.83%
Number of salaries quoted 51,812 54,221 64,331
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 23 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 23 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 -33 284 £75,000 -11.76% 71
West London -4 16 £48,000 -26.15% 14
East London -19 9 £42,500 -63.04% 3
North London - 1 £65,000 -
Low Latency
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 838 (64.96%) Finance
2 818 (63.41%) Java
3 529 (41.01%) Multithreading
4 524 (40.62%) Banking
5 485 (37.60%) Agile Software Development
6 381 (29.53%) Investment Banking
7 343 (26.59%) Linux
8 339 (26.28%) Front Office
9 294 (22.79%) Asset Management
9 294 (22.79%) Wealth Management
10 291 (22.56%) Retail Banking
11 262 (20.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 238 (18.45%) Software Engineering
13 233 (18.06%) Electronic Trading
14 231 (17.91%) C++
15 225 (17.44%) Python
16 202 (15.66%) OO
17 199 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
18 190 (14.73%) Derivative
19 189 (14.65%) Equities
20 187 (14.50%) SQL
21 175 (13.57%) C#
22 174 (13.49%) TDD
23 163 (12.64%) FIX Protocol
24 162 (12.56%) Unix
24 162 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
25 154 (11.94%) Spring
26 153 (11.86%) Degree
27 150 (11.63%) Oracle
28 149 (11.55%) Fintech

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 37 (2.87%) Tomcat
2 25 (1.94%) 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 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.47%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.31%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.31%) Ethereum
9 4 (0.31%) Lightstreamer
10 2 (0.16%) GemFire
10 2 (0.16%) IPython
10 2 (0.16%) MTS
10 2 (0.16%) nginx
10 2 (0.16%) SAS
11 1 (0.078%) JBoss
11 1 (0.078%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.39%) Simulink
4 2 (0.16%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.078%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.01%) ION MarketView
2 7 (0.54%) RMDS
3 2 (0.16%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.64%) 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 (0.47%) 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 (0.078%) Akamai
10 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.078%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.078%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.078%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.57%) BGP
2 42 (3.26%) OSPF
3 38 (2.95%) Multicast
4 34 (2.64%) WAN
5 31 (2.40%) Ethernet
5 31 (2.40%) TCP/IP
6 28 (2.17%) VPN
7 27 (2.09%) DNS
8 26 (2.02%) Firewall
9 25 (1.94%) LAN
10 21 (1.63%) InfiniBand
11 19 (1.47%) HTTP
12 18 (1.40%) IGMP
13 17 (1.32%) RIP
14 14 (1.09%) Junos
14 14 (1.09%) Network Security
15 12 (0.93%) MPLS
16 11 (0.85%) SAN
17 10 (0.78%) IPsec
18 8 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (7.21%) Big Data
1 93 (7.21%) NoSQL
2 88 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 77 (5.97%) Hadoop
4 67 (5.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 66 (5.12%) RDBMS
6 54 (4.19%) SQL Server
7 51 (3.95%) MySQL
8 36 (2.79%) KDB
9 28 (2.17%) Neo4j
10 26 (2.02%) Oracle Database
11 25 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (1.86%) MongoDB
13 16 (1.24%) Kdb+
14 13 (1.01%) Redis
15 12 (0.93%) Blockchain
16 10 (0.78%) InterSystems Cache
16 10 (0.78%) Sybase ASE
17 9 (0.70%) Apache Hive
18 7 (0.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 84 (6.51%) Maven
2 74 (5.74%) JIRA
3 61 (4.73%) Git (software)
4 43 (3.33%) JUnit
5 33 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 30 (2.33%) Subversion
7 28 (2.17%) TeamCity
8 25 (1.94%) Gradle
9 14 (1.09%) Mocha
9 14 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (1.01%) Eclipse
10 13 (1.01%) Jasmine
11 10 (0.78%) 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 (0.47%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.47%) Cucumber
General
1 838 (64.96%) Finance
2 524 (40.62%) Banking
3 381 (29.53%) Investment Banking
4 339 (26.28%) Front Office
5 291 (22.56%) Retail Banking
6 62 (4.81%) Games
7 55 (4.26%) Financial Institution
8 31 (2.40%) Telecoms
9 30 (2.33%) 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 (0.16%) Legal
16 2 (0.16%) Publishing
17 1 (0.078%) International Banking
17 1 (0.078%) Law
Job Titles
1 739 (57.29%) Developer
2 433 (33.57%) Java Developer
3 153 (11.86%) Senior Developer
4 119 (9.22%) Software Engineer
5 104 (8.06%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 84 (6.51%) C++ Developer
7 75 (5.81%) Architect
8 73 (5.66%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 67 (5.19%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 67 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
10 58 (4.50%) Quantitative Developer
11 54 (4.19%) Market Data Developer
12 45 (3.49%) Network Engineer
13 42 (3.26%) C# Developer
13 42 (3.26%) Java Engineer
13 42 (3.26%) Software Developer
14 40 (3.10%) Senior Software Engineer
15 38 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
16 37 (2.87%) Low Latency C++ Developer
17 35 (2.71%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (12.64%) FIX Protocol
2 154 (11.94%) Spring
3 89 (6.90%) AngularJS
4 85 (6.59%) HTML
5 84 (6.51%) .NET
6 77 (5.97%) REST
7 68 (5.27%) Kafka
8 62 (4.81%) JMS
9 53 (4.11%) XML
10 51 (3.95%) RESTful
11 48 (3.72%) Web Services
12 46 (3.57%) CSS
12 46 (3.57%) HTML5
12 46 (3.57%) WebSockets
13 44 (3.41%) React
14 41 (3.18%) J2SE
15 40 (3.10%) Hibernate
16 38 (2.95%) Spring Boot
17 36 (2.79%) Spring MVC
18 34 (2.64%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 262 (20.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 199 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
3 190 (14.73%) Derivative
4 189 (14.65%) Equities
5 149 (11.55%) Fintech
6 141 (10.93%) Computer Science
7 114 (8.84%) Algorithms
8 78 (6.05%) Data Structures
9 76 (5.89%) Greenfield Project
10 73 (5.66%) Fixed Income
11 60 (4.65%) Hedge funds
12 51 (3.95%) Data Centre
13 37 (2.87%) Online Games
14 34 (2.64%) Management Information System
15 33 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
16 31 (2.40%) Over-the-Top Content
17 23 (1.78%) Client/Server
17 23 (1.78%) Clustering
18 21 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 20 (1.55%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 343 (26.59%) Linux
2 162 (12.56%) 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 (0.78%) 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 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.16%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.078%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.078%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (41.01%) Multithreading
2 485 (37.60%) Agile Software Development
3 294 (22.79%) Asset Management
3 294 (22.79%) Wealth Management
4 238 (18.45%) Software Engineering
5 233 (18.06%) Electronic Trading
6 202 (15.66%) OO
7 174 (13.49%) TDD
8 162 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
9 145 (11.24%) BDD
10 142 (11.01%) SDLC
11 128 (9.92%) Algorithmic Trading
12 119 (9.22%) Mathematics
13 113 (8.76%) Microservices
14 112 (8.68%) High-Frequency Trading
15 105 (8.14%) Scrum
16 98 (7.60%) OOD
17 86 (6.67%) DevOps
18 84 (6.51%) Test Automation
19 81 (6.28%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 818 (63.41%) Java
2 231 (17.91%) C++
3 225 (17.44%) Python
4 187 (14.50%) SQL
5 175 (13.57%) C#
6 119 (9.22%) JavaScript
7 118 (9.15%) Perl
8 80 (6.20%) C
9 57 (4.42%) Scala
10 48 (3.72%) Bash Shell
11 38 (2.95%) Ruby
12 33 (2.56%) F#
13 29 (2.25%) Shell Script
14 28 (2.17%) PHP
15 22 (1.71%) Groovy
16 21 (1.63%) Go
16 21 (1.63%) PowerShell
17 19 (1.47%) T-SQL
18 14 (1.09%) Kotlin
19 13 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 153 (11.86%) Degree
2 47 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (2.64%) Master's Degree
4 32 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (1.86%) PhD
6 23 (1.78%) CCNP
7 14 (1.09%) RHCE
8 12 (0.93%) CCNA
9 11 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.47%) CCIE
11 4 (0.31%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.16%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.078%) CISM
13 1 (0.078%) CISSP
13 1 (0.078%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.50%) QA
2 11 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.70%) SEPA
4 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.16%) MiFID
4 2 (0.16%) PMO
4 2 (0.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.078%) GCP
System Software
1 17 (1.32%) Hyper-V
2 16 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.16%) NFS
4 13 (1.01%) iptables
4 13 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.85%) DFS Replication
5 11 (0.85%) Terminal Server
6 10 (0.78%) Docker
7 9 (0.70%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.62%) HDFS
9 6 (0.47%) Firmware
10 5 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.31%) LXC
12 2 (0.16%) GridGain
12 2 (0.16%) KVM
12 2 (0.16%) MapR-FS
12 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.078%) Samba
13 1 (0.078%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (2.95%) 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 (0.78%) Opsview
7 8 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
8 6 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (0.47%) 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 (0.16%) Ambari
12 2 (0.16%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 150 (11.63%) Oracle
2 72 (5.58%) TIBCO
3 50 (3.88%) Sybase
4 44 (3.41%) Cisco
5 37 (2.87%) Microsoft
6 32 (2.48%) Red Hat
7 31 (2.40%) Juniper
8 30 (2.33%) Murex
9 29 (2.25%) ION Trading
10 23 (1.78%) Arista
10 23 (1.78%) VMware
11 22 (1.71%) Citrix
12 19 (1.47%) Splunk
12 19 (1.47%) StreamBase
13 18 (1.40%) Solace
14 15 (1.16%) Sun
15 14 (1.09%) Palo Alto
16 13 (1.01%) Reuters
17 10 (0.78%) AppDynamics
17 10 (0.78%) IBM