Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 426 454
Rank change year-on-year +115 +28 -94
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 1878 1408 1400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 0.71% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.80% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1235 1256 1266
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £46,250 £46,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £117,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -8.33% +46.34%

Low Latency is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 159119 175986 191424
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.89% 89.06% 88.11%
Number of salaries quoted 126483 146806 156211
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 18 August 2017.

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 18 August 2017. 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 +105 1857 £75,000 - 159
London +76 1690 £77,500 -3.13% 146
UK excluding London +31 183 £55,000 - 19
South East +66 64 £50,000 - 3
North of England +25 50 £55,000 - 3
Yorkshire +48 32 £55,000 +22.22% 1
East of England -1 27 £60,000 - 5
Midlands +9 18 £50,000 -16.67%
North West -11 18 £56,125 -19.82% 2
Scotland +17 10 £27,500 -63.33%
East Midlands +7 10 £55,000 -8.33%
West Midlands +11 8 £50,000 -16.67%
South West +3 8 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Northern Ireland -10 5 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Wales +17 1 £55,000 +22.22%

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, 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 with a requirement for Low Latency.

1 1193 (63.53%) Finance
2 1107 (58.95%) Java
3 832 (44.30%) Multithreading
4 798 (42.49%) Banking
5 797 (42.44%) Agile Software Development
6 636 (33.87%) Investment Banking
7 524 (27.90%) Retail
8 504 (26.84%) Wealth Management
9 503 (26.78%) Asset Management
9 503 (26.78%) Retail Banking
10 448 (23.86%) Front Office
11 441 (23.48%) Linux
12 435 (23.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 417 (22.20%) C#
14 377 (20.07%) OO
15 361 (19.22%) C++
16 338 (18.00%) Electronic Trading
17 303 (16.13%) Software Engineering
18 296 (15.76%) Derivative
19 290 (15.44%) SQL
20 287 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
21 286 (15.23%) SDLC
22 252 (13.42%) FIX Protocol
23 249 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
24 243 (12.94%) BDD
25 242 (12.89%) Degree
26 241 (12.83%) TDD
27 240 (12.78%) Python
28 239 (12.73%) Scrum
29 225 (11.98%) .NET

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 49 (2.61%) Tomcat
2 31 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
3 27 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 23 (1.22%) CMS
5 18 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (0.75%) Apache
7 11 (0.59%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.53%) IIS
8 10 (0.53%) JBoss
9 9 (0.48%) Apache Geronimo
9 9 (0.48%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.48%) WildFly
10 8 (0.43%) Sitefinity
11 6 (0.32%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.21%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.21%) SAS
14 3 (0.16%) Confluence
14 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.11%) MTS
Applications
1 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.053%) Mathematica
2 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.053%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.053%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (0.85%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.48%) MetaTrader
3 4 (0.21%) RMDS
4 2 (0.11%) BondVision
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.053%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (0.53%) GitHub
5 7 (0.37%) SaaS
6 3 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.053%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.053%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.053%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.053%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.053%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (0.053%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.61%) WAN
2 46 (2.45%) BGP
3 43 (2.29%) Firewall
4 42 (2.24%) MPLS
4 42 (2.24%) OSPF
5 41 (2.18%) DNS
6 39 (2.08%) TCP/IP
7 35 (1.86%) VPN
8 27 (1.44%) LDAP
9 26 (1.38%) Ethernet
10 25 (1.33%) Junos
10 25 (1.33%) Multicast
11 24 (1.28%) IGMP
11 24 (1.28%) InfiniBand
11 24 (1.28%) RIP
12 22 (1.17%) LAN
13 19 (1.01%) Internet
14 15 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (0.75%) FIX Connectivity
15 14 (0.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (8.95%) Big Data
2 159 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 142 (7.56%) Relational Database
4 129 (6.87%) NoSQL
5 127 (6.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 104 (5.54%) Hadoop
7 88 (4.69%) RDBMS
8 60 (3.19%) Redis
9 51 (2.72%) Oracle Database
10 45 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 42 (2.24%) MySQL
12 41 (2.18%) KDB
13 32 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
14 31 (1.65%) Neo4j
15 30 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
16 28 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 17 (0.91%) Blockchain
17 17 (0.91%) MongoDB
18 16 (0.85%) InterSystems Cache
18 16 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 96 (5.11%) JIRA
2 88 (4.69%) Maven
3 63 (3.35%) Git (software)
4 62 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 56 (2.98%) Jenkins
6 38 (2.02%) JUnit
6 38 (2.02%) TeamCity
7 33 (1.76%) NUnit
7 33 (1.76%) Visual Studio
8 28 (1.49%) Gradle
9 22 (1.17%) gulp
10 17 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (0.85%) NuGet
12 15 (0.80%) Mockito
13 14 (0.75%) Grunt
13 14 (0.75%) Subversion
14 12 (0.64%) Jasmine
15 10 (0.53%) Eclipse
16 9 (0.48%) IntelliJ
16 9 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1193 (63.53%) Finance
2 798 (42.49%) Banking
3 636 (33.87%) Investment Banking
4 524 (27.90%) Retail
5 503 (26.78%) Retail Banking
6 448 (23.86%) Front Office
7 96 (5.11%) Games
8 42 (2.24%) Telecoms
9 28 (1.49%) Marketing
10 27 (1.44%) Advertising
11 25 (1.33%) Financial Institution
12 23 (1.22%) Electronics
12 23 (1.22%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.75%) Back Office
14 10 (0.53%) Legal
15 5 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
16 4 (0.21%) Law
17 2 (0.11%) Automotive
18 1 (0.053%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1148 (61.13%) Developer
2 595 (31.68%) Java Developer
3 244 (12.99%) Senior Developer
4 210 (11.18%) Software Engineer
5 191 (10.17%) C++ Developer
6 165 (8.79%) C# Developer
7 130 (6.92%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 120 (6.39%) .NET Developer
8 120 (6.39%) Architect
9 113 (6.02%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 103 (5.48%) Senior Java Developer
11 97 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
12 82 (4.37%) Quantitative Developer
13 72 (3.83%) Market Data Developer
14 70 (3.73%) Low Latency C++ Developer
15 66 (3.51%) Senior Software Engineer
16 64 (3.41%) Senior .NET Developer
17 62 (3.30%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 62 (3.30%) Senior C# Developer
18 60 (3.19%) Core Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (13.42%) FIX Protocol
2 225 (11.98%) .NET
3 223 (11.87%) Spring
4 149 (7.93%) AngularJS
5 148 (7.88%) XML
6 139 (7.40%) REST
7 132 (7.03%) HTML
8 107 (5.70%) J2SE
9 100 (5.32%) CSS
10 97 (5.17%) Hibernate
11 84 (4.47%) RESTful
12 81 (4.31%) JMS
13 77 (4.10%) Node.js
14 74 (3.94%) Kafka
15 73 (3.89%) Middleware
15 73 (3.89%) React
16 70 (3.73%) Spring Boot
17 68 (3.62%) ASP.NET
17 68 (3.62%) RabbitMQ
18 67 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 435 (23.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 296 (15.76%) Derivative
3 287 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
4 192 (10.22%) Fintech
5 191 (10.17%) Equities
6 172 (9.16%) Computer Science
7 150 (7.99%) Algorithms
8 108 (5.75%) Fixed Income
9 105 (5.59%) Data Structures
10 97 (5.17%) Hedge funds
11 80 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
12 68 (3.62%) Management Information System
13 60 (3.19%) Equity Derivative
14 54 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
15 50 (2.66%) Data Centre
16 40 (2.13%) Online Games
17 38 (2.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 35 (1.86%) User Experience
19 33 (1.76%) Mobile App
20 26 (1.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 441 (23.48%) Linux
2 224 (11.93%) Unix
3 168 (8.95%) Windows
4 40 (2.13%) CentOS
5 37 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (1.33%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.75%) Debian
9 13 (0.69%) Android
10 11 (0.59%) Solaris
11 10 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.48%) SUSE
13 8 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.37%) Fedora
15 6 (0.32%) AIX
16 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.11%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (44.30%) Multithreading
2 797 (42.44%) Agile Software Development
3 504 (26.84%) Wealth Management
4 503 (26.78%) Asset Management
5 377 (20.07%) OO
6 338 (18.00%) Electronic Trading
7 303 (16.13%) Software Engineering
8 286 (15.23%) SDLC
9 249 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
10 243 (12.94%) BDD
11 241 (12.83%) TDD
12 239 (12.73%) Scrum
13 218 (11.61%) High Availability
14 189 (10.06%) OOD
15 157 (8.36%) MVC
16 139 (7.40%) Test Automation
17 137 (7.29%) Mathematics
18 126 (6.71%) Software Delivery
19 122 (6.50%) Kanban
19 122 (6.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1107 (58.95%) Java
2 417 (22.20%) C#
3 361 (19.22%) C++
4 290 (15.44%) SQL
5 240 (12.78%) Python
6 184 (9.80%) Perl
7 175 (9.32%) JavaScript
8 130 (6.92%) C
9 96 (5.11%) Bash Shell
10 90 (4.79%) Shell Script
11 70 (3.73%) T-SQL
12 63 (3.35%) F#
13 55 (2.93%) Scala
14 46 (2.45%) Ruby
15 35 (1.86%) VB.NET
16 23 (1.22%) Groovy
17 20 (1.06%) XAML
18 16 (0.85%) R
19 15 (0.80%) TypeScript
20 12 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 242 (12.89%) Degree
2 83 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (3.19%) Master's Degree
4 51 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (2.45%) CCNP
6 37 (1.97%) CCIE
7 24 (1.28%) PhD
8 6 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.16%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.16%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.11%) CCDA
10 2 (0.11%) CCNA
10 2 (0.11%) CISM
10 2 (0.11%) CISSP
10 2 (0.11%) JNCIE
10 2 (0.11%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.053%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (0.053%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (5.32%) QA
2 37 (1.97%) PCI DSS
3 35 (1.86%) SEPA
4 8 (0.43%) MiFID
5 3 (0.16%) SLA
6 2 (0.11%) EMIR
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.053%) GCP
7 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.053%) PMO
System Software
1 41 (2.18%) Docker
2 26 (1.38%) NFS
3 23 (1.22%) iptables
3 23 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.48%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.48%) KVM
5 9 (0.48%) XenServer
6 7 (0.37%) LXC
7 6 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.32%) Firmware
8 4 (0.21%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.053%) etcd
9 1 (0.053%) GPFS
9 1 (0.053%) HDFS
9 1 (0.053%) Samba
9 1 (0.053%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.053%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 39 (2.08%) Opsview
1 39 (2.08%) Puppet
2 24 (1.28%) Ansible
2 24 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.06%) Nagios
4 16 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
5 14 (0.75%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.64%) CFEngine
7 11 (0.59%) ZABBIX
8 9 (0.48%) Oracle ZFS
9 7 (0.37%) yum
10 6 (0.32%) Cobbler
10 6 (0.32%) collectd
10 6 (0.32%) rkt
10 6 (0.32%) Salt
11 5 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (0.27%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.21%) Grafana
12 4 (0.21%) Munin
13 3 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 125 (6.66%) Oracle
2 84 (4.47%) ION Trading
3 71 (3.78%) TIBCO
4 70 (3.73%) Microsoft
5 56 (2.98%) Red Hat
5 56 (2.98%) Splunk
5 56 (2.98%) Sun
6 50 (2.66%) Murex
7 44 (2.34%) Juniper
8 35 (1.86%) StreamBase
9 33 (1.76%) Cisco
10 30 (1.60%) Sybase
11 24 (1.28%) SAP
12 21 (1.12%) VMware
13 20 (1.06%) Bloomberg
14 16 (0.85%) HP
15 14 (0.75%) Google
16 13 (0.69%) Solace
17 12 (0.64%) Arista
18 11 (0.59%) F5