Period
to 23 September 2018

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

Low Latency
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 310 410
Rank change year-on-year +16 +100 +32
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 1,883 1,913 1,431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.09% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.19% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 913 1,156 1,277
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
10th Percentile £43,750 £43,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £110,000 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,875 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -14.77% -8.33% +7.62%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 150,479 160,844 176,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 119,704 127,010 147,108
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Low Latency over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Low Latency within the UK over the 6 months to 23 September 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
England +21 1,854 £75,000 - 186
London +20 1,709 £82,500 +6.45% 150
UK excluding London +27 171 £46,875 -14.77% 45
South East +28 85 £50,000 - 16
South West +18 31 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Scotland +14 24 £45,500 +30.00% 5
East of England +8 14 £67,500 +12.50% 4
North of England -1 11 £45,000 -18.18% 11
North East - 6 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +16 4 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Midlands +8 2 £35,000 -36.36% 3
Wales +6 2 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Northern Ireland +1 2 £32,500 -7.14% 3
East Midlands -4 2 £35,000 -36.36% 1
North West +2 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 1,314 (69.78%) Finance
2 1,192 (63.30%) Java
3 1,030 (54.70%) Banking
4 923 (49.02%) Problem-Solving
5 919 (48.81%) Investment Banking
6 862 (45.78%) Financial Institution
6 862 (45.78%) Big Data
7 846 (44.93%) Investment Management
8 825 (43.81%) Strategic Thinking
8 825 (43.81%) Innovative Thinking
9 824 (43.76%) Cyberthreat
10 818 (43.44%) Risk Management
11 595 (31.60%) Analytical Skills
12 546 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
13 517 (27.46%) Degree
14 482 (25.60%) Python
15 456 (24.22%) JavaScript
16 453 (24.06%) SQL
17 421 (22.36%) Linux
18 419 (22.25%) Computer Science
19 410 (21.77%) OO
20 378 (20.07%) Multithreading
21 376 (19.97%) C++
22 349 (18.53%) TDD
23 334 (17.74%) SDLC
24 324 (17.21%) Front Office
25 322 (17.10%) AngularJS
26 314 (16.68%) Unix
27 269 (14.29%) C#
28 251 (13.33%) HTML

Low Latency
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 94 (4.99%) Apache Spark
2 72 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (1.27%) Tomcat
4 14 (0.74%) Apache
5 11 (0.58%) Confluence
6 9 (0.48%) Jetty
7 8 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
8 7 (0.37%) Drupal
8 7 (0.37%) Ethereum
8 7 (0.37%) IIS
9 6 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.32%) GemFire
10 5 (0.27%) CMS
11 4 (0.21%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.16%) JBoss
12 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.11%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.053%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.053%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.053%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.27%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
5 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.053%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.48%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.32%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.16%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.11%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 150 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (1.22%) GitHub
5 17 (0.90%) PaaS
6 15 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (0.80%) npm
7 12 (0.64%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.64%) CloudFront
7 12 (0.64%) Serverless
8 10 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (0.53%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
10 7 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 5 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.27%) Cloudflare
12 4 (0.21%) Office 365
13 3 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.76%) TCP/IP
2 51 (2.71%) BGP
2 51 (2.71%) OSPF
3 45 (2.39%) Multicast
4 36 (1.91%) Firewall
5 35 (1.86%) Internet
6 33 (1.75%) Ethernet
6 33 (1.75%) WAN
7 28 (1.49%) LAN
8 27 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (1.38%) HTTP
10 24 (1.27%) DNS
10 24 (1.27%) MPLS
11 23 (1.22%) DHCP
12 21 (1.12%) EIGRP
13 18 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
14 17 (0.90%) NetScaler
14 17 (0.90%) SNMP
15 14 (0.74%) VPN
16 13 (0.69%) Quagga
Database & Business Intelligence
1 862 (45.78%) Big Data
2 248 (13.17%) Relational Database
3 240 (12.75%) NoSQL
4 196 (10.41%) MongoDB
5 120 (6.37%) DB2
6 106 (5.63%) RDBMS
7 82 (4.35%) SQL Server
8 78 (4.14%) Hadoop
9 62 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 47 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
11 39 (2.07%) Blockchain
12 37 (1.96%) Data Lake
13 34 (1.81%) Redis
14 31 (1.65%) Neo4j
14 31 (1.65%) Sybase ASE
15 30 (1.59%) MemSQL
16 27 (1.43%) Apache Hive
17 23 (1.22%) KDB
17 23 (1.22%) MySQL
18 18 (0.96%) Flink
Development Applications
1 129 (6.85%) Maven
2 90 (4.78%) Git (software)
3 83 (4.41%) JUnit
4 67 (3.56%) Gradle
5 49 (2.60%) Jenkins
6 44 (2.34%) Subversion
7 34 (1.81%) JIRA
8 28 (1.49%) Cucumber
9 23 (1.22%) Mockito
10 18 (0.96%) FitNesse
10 18 (0.96%) gulp
11 17 (0.90%) TeamCity
12 16 (0.85%) Selenium
13 15 (0.80%) Jasmine
14 14 (0.74%) Eclipse
15 12 (0.64%) IntelliJ
16 10 (0.53%) Fiddler
16 10 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
17 9 (0.48%) JMeter
18 8 (0.42%) NUnit
General
1 1,314 (69.78%) Finance
2 1,030 (54.70%) Banking
3 919 (48.81%) Investment Banking
4 862 (45.78%) Financial Institution
5 324 (17.21%) Front Office
6 46 (2.44%) Retail
7 43 (2.28%) Games
8 37 (1.96%) Legal
9 24 (1.27%) Telecoms
10 23 (1.22%) Multimedia
11 22 (1.17%) Marketing
12 17 (0.90%) Back Office
13 15 (0.80%) Electronics
14 10 (0.53%) Law
15 9 (0.48%) Publishing
16 8 (0.42%) Prime Brokerage
17 6 (0.32%) Online Betting
18 4 (0.21%) French Language
19 2 (0.11%) Advertising
20 1 (0.053%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 984 (52.26%) Developer
2 494 (26.23%) Java Developer
3 123 (6.53%) Software Engineer
4 121 (6.43%) C++ Developer
5 114 (6.05%) Senior Developer
6 98 (5.20%) Platform Engineer
7 67 (3.56%) Analyst
8 59 (3.13%) C# Developer
8 59 (3.13%) Data Engineer
8 59 (3.13%) Python Developer
9 47 (2.50%) Low Latency C++ Developer
9 47 (2.50%) Network Engineer
10 41 (2.18%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 41 (2.18%) JavaScript Developer
11 39 (2.07%) Java Developer - Fintech
12 38 (2.02%) Senior Java Developer
13 37 (1.96%) Front Office Developer
14 35 (1.86%) Applications Developer
15 34 (1.81%) .NET Developer
15 34 (1.81%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (17.10%) AngularJS
2 251 (13.33%) HTML
3 217 (11.52%) Spring
4 215 (11.42%) RESTful
5 190 (10.09%) Kafka
5 190 (10.09%) React
6 165 (8.76%) .NET
7 146 (7.75%) HTML5
8 145 (7.70%) Web Services
9 144 (7.65%) REST
10 124 (6.59%) CSS
11 93 (4.94%) FIX Protocol
12 82 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
13 81 (4.30%) Hibernate
14 78 (4.14%) Akka
15 75 (3.98%) Spring Boot
16 74 (3.93%) Node.js
17 64 (3.40%) JAX-RS
18 62 (3.29%) Middleware
19 60 (3.19%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 824 (43.76%) Cyberthreat
2 595 (31.60%) Analytical Skills
3 419 (22.25%) Computer Science
4 214 (11.36%) Algorithms
5 200 (10.62%) Fixed Income
6 183 (9.72%) Equities
7 175 (9.29%) Fintech
8 156 (8.28%) Data Structures
9 155 (8.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 141 (7.49%) Self-Motivation
11 107 (5.68%) Derivative
12 99 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
12 99 (5.26%) Hedge funds
13 72 (3.82%) Analytical Mindset
14 67 (3.56%) Management Information System
15 63 (3.35%) Data Centre
16 51 (2.71%) User Experience
17 50 (2.66%) Mobile App
18 47 (2.50%) Public Cloud
19 45 (2.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 421 (22.36%) Linux
2 314 (16.68%) Unix
3 129 (6.85%) Windows
4 21 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (1.01%) CentOS
6 14 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.69%) Fedora
8 9 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.37%) Solaris
10 4 (0.21%) Debian
10 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.16%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.16%) SUSE
11 3 (0.16%) VMS
11 3 (0.16%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.053%) Android
13 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 923 (49.02%) Problem-Solving
2 846 (44.93%) Investment Management
3 825 (43.81%) Innovative Thinking
3 825 (43.81%) Strategic Thinking
4 818 (43.44%) Risk Management
5 546 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
6 410 (21.77%) OO
7 378 (20.07%) Multithreading
8 349 (18.53%) TDD
9 334 (17.74%) SDLC
10 249 (13.22%) Software Engineering
11 229 (12.16%) DevOps
12 223 (11.84%) Microservices
13 213 (11.31%) Mathematics
14 212 (11.26%) Electronic Trading
15 209 (11.10%) Analytics
16 183 (9.72%) Open Source
17 163 (8.66%) High Availability
18 157 (8.34%) Test Automation
19 153 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,192 (63.30%) Java
2 482 (25.60%) Python
3 456 (24.22%) JavaScript
4 453 (24.06%) SQL
5 376 (19.97%) C++
6 269 (14.29%) C#
7 188 (9.98%) Java 8
8 167 (8.87%) Perl
9 130 (6.90%) Scala
10 116 (6.16%) C
11 97 (5.15%) Shell Script
12 78 (4.14%) Bash Shell
13 62 (3.29%) Ruby
14 33 (1.75%) TypeScript
15 25 (1.33%) R
16 23 (1.22%) PHP
17 22 (1.17%) PowerShell
18 20 (1.06%) Erlang
19 16 (0.85%) ES6
20 14 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 517 (27.46%) Degree
2 145 (7.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 92 (4.89%) Master's Degree
4 31 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (1.65%) Numerate Degree
5 26 (1.38%) PhD
6 25 (1.33%) CCNP
7 16 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.85%) RHCE
7 16 (0.85%) Security Cleared
8 14 (0.74%) RHCSA
9 13 (0.69%) RHCA
10 11 (0.58%) CCNA
11 8 (0.42%) MBA
12 7 (0.37%) CCIE
12 7 (0.37%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.37%) PMP
13 6 (0.32%) GSEC
14 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.053%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.03%) QA
2 15 (0.80%) MiFID
3 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.27%) ISO 8583
3 5 (0.27%) SLA
4 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.053%) GDPR
5 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (3.98%) Docker
2 24 (1.27%) HDFS
3 21 (1.12%) Apache Flume
4 17 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.32%) KVM
8 6 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.16%) Active Directory
9 3 (0.16%) iptables
9 3 (0.16%) QEMU
10 2 (0.11%) Firmware
10 2 (0.11%) GridGain
11 1 (0.053%) NFS
11 1 (0.053%) Samba
11 1 (0.053%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 72 (3.82%) Puppet
2 54 (2.87%) Ansible
3 46 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (1.59%) Kibana
5 18 (0.96%) Nagios
6 15 (0.80%) Kubernetes
7 13 (0.69%) Salt
7 13 (0.69%) WSUS
8 12 (0.64%) CFEngine
9 11 (0.58%) Consul
10 7 (0.37%) Mesos
11 6 (0.32%) SCCM
12 5 (0.27%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.27%) HP Fortify
13 4 (0.21%) Terraform
14 2 (0.11%) Cacti
14 2 (0.11%) Grafana
15 1 (0.053%) Nessus
15 1 (0.053%) RSA enVision
15 1 (0.053%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 204 (10.83%) Sybase
2 82 (4.35%) Oracle
3 67 (3.56%) Cisco
4 57 (3.03%) TIBCO
5 43 (2.28%) Microsoft
6 30 (1.59%) Juniper
7 28 (1.49%) Citrix
8 27 (1.43%) Google
8 27 (1.43%) Red Hat
9 26 (1.38%) Arista
10 25 (1.33%) F5
11 23 (1.22%) Atlassian
11 23 (1.22%) StreamBase
12 18 (0.96%) ION Trading
13 17 (0.90%) Splunk
14 13 (0.69%) Tableau
15 12 (0.64%) Fidessa
15 12 (0.64%) IBM
15 12 (0.64%) VMware
16 11 (0.58%) HP