Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 381 445 459
Rank change year-on-year +64 +14 -31
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 623 655 964
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.61% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.66% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 472 545 849
10th Percentile £50,000 £51,250 £43,400
25th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £87,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% +6.67%
75th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 £105,000
90th Percentile £132,250 £130,000 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +19.05% -4.55% +10.00%

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 78,391 99,556 136,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.52% 92.22% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,857 79,992 108,656
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Low Latency.

Salary trend for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Low Latency over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Top 17 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 22 April 2021. 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 +75 591 £87,500 - 146
London +51 467 £90,000 - 128
UK excluding London +79 124 £62,500 +19.05% 23
Work from Home -62 110 £70,000 -5.08% 37
North of England +33 45 £58,750 +11.90% 7
North West +41 30 £55,000 +4.76% 5
South East +81 25 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Midlands +43 23 £70,000 -6.67% 3
West Midlands +19 19 £70,000 +64.71% 2
Yorkshire +4 14 £62,500 +38.89% 2
Scotland -2 9 £57,500 +17.95% 2
South West +1 8 £52,500 -27.59% 1
East of England +54 7 - - 6
Wales - 5 £40,000 - 2
East Midlands +18 4 £75,000 -16.67% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £100,000 - 1
North East - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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.

1 285 (45.75%) Java
2 244 (39.17%) Finance
3 190 (30.50%) Python
4 169 (27.13%) Multithreading
5 154 (24.72%) Linux
6 132 (21.19%) AWS
7 130 (20.87%) SQL
8 129 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
9 126 (20.22%) Front Office
10 121 (19.42%) JavaScript
11 120 (19.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 115 (18.46%) C#
13 112 (17.98%) DevOps
14 106 (17.01%) Software Engineering
15 100 (16.05%) Banking
15 100 (16.05%) C++
16 99 (15.89%) Azure
16 99 (15.89%) Computer Science
16 99 (15.89%) Microservices
17 86 (13.80%) Docker
18 78 (12.52%) Test Automation
19 77 (12.36%) .NET
20 76 (12.20%) Kubernetes
21 75 (12.04%) Degree
22 72 (11.56%) Git (software)
23 71 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
24 70 (11.24%) High Availability
25 68 (10.91%) Algorithmic Trading
25 68 (10.91%) React
26 66 (10.59%) TDD

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 25 (4.01%) Apache Spark
2 23 (3.69%) Apache
3 21 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (2.25%) Confluence
5 5 (0.80%) Tornado
6 3 (0.48%) CMS
6 3 (0.48%) GemFire
6 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.32%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.16%) DNN
8 1 (0.16%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.16%) JBoss
8 1 (0.16%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Figma
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 132 (21.19%) AWS
2 99 (15.89%) Azure
3 30 (4.82%) GCP
4 19 (3.05%) SaaS
5 18 (2.89%) GitHub
6 16 (2.57%) Amazon S3
7 15 (2.41%) Serverless
8 11 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (1.61%) Power Platform
10 9 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (1.44%) Azure Data Factory
11 8 (1.28%) Azure Service Bus
11 8 (1.28%) npm
12 6 (0.96%) Amazon EKS
12 6 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (0.80%) IaaS
13 5 (0.80%) PaaS
14 4 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.64%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.17%) Firewall
2 25 (4.01%) Multicast
3 20 (3.21%) BGP
4 13 (2.09%) OSPF
5 12 (1.93%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (1.93%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.61%) VXLAN
7 9 (1.44%) WAN
8 8 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.96%) IGMP
9 6 (0.96%) Internet
9 6 (0.96%) LAN
9 6 (0.96%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.80%) Wireless
11 4 (0.64%) HSRP
11 4 (0.64%) HTTP
12 3 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (0.48%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.62%) Redis
3 33 (5.30%) NoSQL
4 25 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (3.69%) Big Data
6 22 (3.53%) Relational Database
7 21 (3.37%) MySQL
8 17 (2.73%) Blockchain
8 17 (2.73%) KDB
9 12 (1.93%) Hazelcast
10 10 (1.61%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.61%) Power BI
11 8 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.28%) BigQuery
11 8 (1.28%) Bigtable
12 7 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.12%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.96%) Kdb+
13 6 (0.96%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 72 (11.56%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 28 (4.49%) JIRA
4 23 (3.69%) TeamCity
5 18 (2.89%) Maven
6 15 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (2.09%) Subversion
8 11 (1.77%) Eclipse
8 11 (1.77%) IntelliJ
8 11 (1.77%) JUnit
8 11 (1.77%) webpack
9 9 (1.44%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.44%) Mockito
10 8 (1.28%) GitLab
11 7 (1.12%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.12%) Selenium
12 6 (0.96%) EasyMock
12 6 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.80%) Gradle
General
1 244 (39.17%) Finance
2 126 (20.22%) Front Office
3 100 (16.05%) Banking
4 31 (4.98%) Investment Banking
5 25 (4.01%) Back Office
6 19 (3.05%) Financial Institution
6 19 (3.05%) Publishing
7 18 (2.89%) Retail
8 14 (2.25%) Law
9 13 (2.09%) Games
10 11 (1.77%) Marketing
11 7 (1.12%) Public Sector
12 4 (0.64%) Advertising
13 2 (0.32%) Legal
14 1 (0.16%) Automotive
14 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 370 (59.39%) Developer
2 163 (26.16%) Java Developer
3 114 (18.30%) Senior Developer
4 54 (8.67%) Software Engineer
5 46 (7.38%) C++ Developer
6 43 (6.90%) .NET Developer
7 40 (6.42%) Senior Java Developer
8 31 (4.98%) DevOps Engineer
8 31 (4.98%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 30 (4.82%) Architect
9 30 (4.82%) Senior .NET Developer
10 28 (4.49%) Software Developer
11 27 (4.33%) C# Developer
12 26 (4.17%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 25 (4.01%) Python Engineer
14 24 (3.85%) Quantitative Developer
15 21 (3.37%) AWS Engineer
15 21 (3.37%) Scala Developer
16 18 (2.89%) Low Latency Java Developer
16 18 (2.89%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (12.36%) .NET
2 68 (10.91%) React
3 54 (8.67%) Node.js
4 47 (7.54%) HTML
5 42 (6.74%) Spring
6 39 (6.26%) CSS
7 37 (5.94%) FIX Protocol
7 37 (5.94%) Kafka
8 35 (5.62%) Web Services
9 34 (5.46%) RESTful
10 32 (5.14%) REST
11 30 (4.82%) AngularJS
11 30 (4.82%) ASP.NET
11 30 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
12 28 (4.49%) .NET Core
13 26 (4.17%) .NET Framework
14 24 (3.85%) JMS
14 24 (3.85%) Redux
15 21 (3.37%) JSON
16 20 (3.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 120 (19.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 56 (8.99%) Equities
3 45 (7.22%) Algorithms
3 45 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (6.74%) Derivative
5 39 (6.26%) Fixed Income
6 36 (5.78%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (4.98%) Data Structures
8 23 (3.69%) Hedge funds
9 16 (2.57%) Market Risk
10 13 (2.09%) Contract for Difference
11 12 (1.93%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.93%) User Experience
12 11 (1.77%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.77%) Spread Betting
13 10 (1.61%) Data Centre
14 9 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
15 8 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 154 (24.72%) Linux
2 58 (9.31%) Unix
3 36 (5.78%) Windows
4 5 (0.80%) Android
4 5 (0.80%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.32%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.16%) CentOS
7 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (27.13%) Multithreading
2 129 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (17.98%) DevOps
4 106 (17.01%) Software Engineering
5 99 (15.89%) Computer Science
5 99 (15.89%) Microservices
6 78 (12.52%) Test Automation
7 71 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
8 70 (11.24%) High Availability
9 68 (10.91%) Algorithmic Trading
10 66 (10.59%) TDD
11 64 (10.27%) Electronic Trading
11 64 (10.27%) OO
12 56 (8.99%) Fintech
13 53 (8.51%) Analytics
14 49 (7.87%) Machine Learning
15 44 (7.06%) Mathematics
16 41 (6.58%) SDLC
17 40 (6.42%) Concurrent Programming
18 38 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 285 (45.75%) Java
2 190 (30.50%) Python
3 130 (20.87%) SQL
4 121 (19.42%) JavaScript
5 115 (18.46%) C#
6 100 (16.05%) C++
7 55 (8.83%) TypeScript
8 50 (8.03%) Bash Shell
9 45 (7.22%) Java 8
10 32 (5.14%) Go
11 24 (3.85%) Scala
12 23 (3.69%) Perl
13 19 (3.05%) PowerShell
14 17 (2.73%) Ruby
14 17 (2.73%) Shell Script
15 13 (2.09%) R
16 11 (1.77%) PL/SQL
17 9 (1.44%) MATLAB
17 9 (1.44%) T-SQL
18 8 (1.28%) Rust
Qualifications
1 75 (12.04%) Degree
2 40 (6.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.09%) CCIE
3 13 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.44%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.28%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.64%) CCDE
6 4 (0.64%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.48%) OCP
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.48%) PhD
8 2 (0.32%) CCNP
9 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) ISEB
9 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.35%) QA
2 15 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.80%) MiFID
System Software
1 86 (13.80%) Docker
2 8 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.28%) BitLocker
2 8 (1.28%) Firmware
3 6 (0.96%) HDFS
3 6 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.32%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 76 (12.20%) Kubernetes
2 47 (7.54%) Ansible
3 45 (7.22%) Terraform
4 11 (1.77%) Puppet
5 8 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (1.28%) SCCM
6 4 (0.64%) Grafana
6 4 (0.64%) Marathon
6 4 (0.64%) Mesos
6 4 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.64%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.48%) Control-M
8 2 (0.32%) Kibana
8 2 (0.32%) Nagios
8 2 (0.32%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.16%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 30 (4.82%) Solace
2 28 (4.49%) Microsoft
3 26 (4.17%) Oracle
4 20 (3.21%) Google
5 18 (2.89%) Cisco
6 14 (2.25%) Fortinet
7 12 (1.93%) CheckPoint
7 12 (1.93%) IBM
7 12 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.61%) Arista
9 8 (1.28%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.28%) F5
9 8 (1.28%) FireEye
9 8 (1.28%) McAfee
9 8 (1.28%) Palo Alto
9 8 (1.28%) Splunk
9 8 (1.28%) Symantec
9 8 (1.28%) Tanium
10 7 (1.12%) TIBCO
10 7 (1.12%) TOWER Software