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

Low Latency
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 314 335 413
Rank change year-on-year +21 +78 +54
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 1,760 1,613 1,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.94% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.03% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 917 1,330 1,310
UK median annual salary £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £117,500 £110,000 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -12.50%

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 156,033 155,853 179,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.78% 90.62% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 125,429 126,903 149,323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Top 16 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 June 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 1,750 £75,000 +3.45% 307
London +32 1,607 £80,000 +3.23% 275
UK excluding London -60 152 £50,000 -9.09% 38
South East -17 65 £50,000 - 15
South West +22 31 £35,000 -30.00% 6
East of England -7 25 £52,500 -17.65% 6
Midlands -13 13 £50,000 -13.04% 1
North of England -41 10 £45,000 -18.18% 4
West Midlands -3 7 £55,000 -4.35%
East Midlands -3 6 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Scotland -36 6 £62,000 +125.45% 2
North West -13 5 £45,000 -20.88% 1
Yorkshire -9 4 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Wales +9 3 £57,500 +4.55% 2
Northern Ireland +3 1 £32,500 -40.91% 2
North East - 1 £30,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 1,191 (67.67%) Finance
2 1,098 (62.39%) Java
3 919 (52.22%) Banking
4 799 (45.40%) Problem-Solving
5 789 (44.83%) Investment Banking
6 715 (40.63%) Big Data
7 712 (40.45%) Financial Institution
8 703 (39.94%) Investment Management
9 682 (38.75%) Strategic Thinking
10 680 (38.64%) Cyberthreat
11 678 (38.52%) Innovative Thinking
12 674 (38.30%) Risk Management
13 564 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
14 499 (28.35%) Analytical Skills
15 439 (24.94%) Python
16 428 (24.32%) Degree
17 400 (22.73%) Linux
17 400 (22.73%) SQL
18 389 (22.10%) Multithreading
19 383 (21.76%) JavaScript
20 374 (21.25%) C++
21 359 (20.40%) OO
22 354 (20.11%) Computer Science
23 331 (18.81%) TDD
24 321 (18.24%) SDLC
25 320 (18.18%) Front Office
26 294 (16.70%) AngularJS
27 279 (15.85%) Unix
28 259 (14.72%) C#
29 244 (13.86%) Software Engineering

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 89 (5.06%) Apache Spark
2 77 (4.38%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (1.19%) Tomcat
4 15 (0.85%) Apache
4 15 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
5 10 (0.57%) Confluence
5 10 (0.57%) Drupal
5 10 (0.57%) Ethereum
6 7 (0.40%) GemFire
7 6 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.23%) CMS
9 4 (0.23%) IIS
9 4 (0.23%) Jetty
10 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.17%) JBoss
10 3 (0.17%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.11%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.11%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.057%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.23%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.11%) Mathematica
5 2 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.57%) ION MarketView
1 10 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.40%) RMDS
3 4 (0.23%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 147 (8.35%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (2.16%) GitHub
4 31 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 26 (1.48%) OpenShift
6 25 (1.42%) npm
7 23 (1.31%) Amazon S3
8 22 (1.25%) Serverless
9 19 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (0.80%) CloudFront
11 13 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
12 10 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 10 (0.57%) PaaS
13 9 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (0.51%) IaaS
14 8 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.45%) NuGet
15 7 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.67%) TCP/IP
2 45 (2.56%) BGP
3 44 (2.50%) Multicast
3 44 (2.50%) OSPF
4 38 (2.16%) WAN
5 32 (1.82%) LAN
6 29 (1.65%) Firewall
7 27 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
8 21 (1.19%) Ethernet
8 21 (1.19%) Internet
8 21 (1.19%) MPLS
9 20 (1.14%) DNS
10 19 (1.08%) SNMP
11 18 (1.02%) HTTP
12 16 (0.91%) NetScaler
13 15 (0.85%) Network Security
13 15 (0.85%) NX-OS
14 14 (0.80%) DHCP
15 13 (0.74%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 715 (40.63%) Big Data
2 238 (13.52%) NoSQL
3 208 (11.82%) Relational Database
4 166 (9.43%) MongoDB
5 110 (6.25%) DB2
6 94 (5.34%) RDBMS
7 78 (4.43%) SQL Server
8 75 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 75 (4.26%) Hadoop
9 48 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (2.27%) Data Lake
11 34 (1.93%) Blockchain
12 32 (1.82%) MemSQL
13 29 (1.65%) Sybase ASE
14 28 (1.59%) Neo4j
15 26 (1.48%) Redis
16 25 (1.42%) KDB
17 24 (1.36%) Apache Hive
18 22 (1.25%) MySQL
19 15 (0.85%) Flink
Development Applications
1 149 (8.47%) Maven
2 115 (6.53%) Git (software)
3 78 (4.43%) JUnit
4 75 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 65 (3.69%) Gradle
6 41 (2.33%) Subversion
7 39 (2.22%) JIRA
8 31 (1.76%) Mockito
9 30 (1.70%) Cucumber
10 27 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
11 25 (1.42%) gulp
12 19 (1.08%) Jasmine
13 18 (1.02%) FitNesse
14 17 (0.97%) Selenium
15 14 (0.80%) NUnit
16 12 (0.68%) Eclipse
17 11 (0.63%) TeamCity
18 10 (0.57%) Fiddler
18 10 (0.57%) PHPUnit
18 10 (0.57%) Protractor
General
1 1,191 (67.67%) Finance
2 919 (52.22%) Banking
3 789 (44.83%) Investment Banking
4 712 (40.45%) Financial Institution
5 320 (18.18%) Front Office
6 59 (3.35%) Games
7 47 (2.67%) Retail
8 33 (1.88%) Legal
9 28 (1.59%) Telecoms
10 21 (1.19%) Marketing
10 21 (1.19%) Multimedia
10 21 (1.19%) Online Betting
11 12 (0.68%) Electronics
12 9 (0.51%) Publishing
13 8 (0.45%) Law
14 7 (0.40%) Advertising
14 7 (0.40%) Back Office
15 6 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
16 3 (0.17%) Automotive
17 2 (0.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 922 (52.39%) Developer
2 453 (25.74%) Java Developer
3 145 (8.24%) Senior Developer
4 139 (7.90%) C++ Developer
5 118 (6.70%) Software Engineer
6 81 (4.60%) Platform Engineer
7 66 (3.75%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 62 (3.52%) Data Engineer
9 56 (3.18%) Front Office Developer
10 53 (3.01%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 50 (2.84%) Analyst
11 50 (2.84%) Senior Java Developer
12 49 (2.78%) C# Developer
12 49 (2.78%) Python Developer
13 47 (2.67%) Network Engineer
14 41 (2.33%) Java Engineer
15 40 (2.27%) Software Developer
16 39 (2.22%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 37 (2.10%) Cloud Engineer
18 35 (1.99%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (16.70%) AngularJS
2 222 (12.61%) HTML
2 222 (12.61%) Spring
3 219 (12.44%) RESTful
4 176 (10.00%) Kafka
5 158 (8.98%) Web Services
6 154 (8.75%) React
7 145 (8.24%) .NET
8 136 (7.73%) REST
9 122 (6.93%) HTML5
10 108 (6.14%) FIX Protocol
11 105 (5.97%) CSS
12 88 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
13 85 (4.83%) Node.js
14 81 (4.60%) Akka
15 80 (4.55%) Hibernate
16 71 (4.03%) JMS
17 58 (3.30%) JAX-RS
18 55 (3.13%) Dropwizard
19 54 (3.07%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 680 (38.64%) Cyberthreat
2 499 (28.35%) Analytical Skills
3 354 (20.11%) Computer Science
4 216 (12.27%) Algorithms
5 196 (11.14%) Fintech
6 182 (10.34%) Fixed Income
7 165 (9.38%) Equities
8 159 (9.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 130 (7.39%) Data Structures
10 120 (6.82%) Hedge funds
11 116 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
12 96 (5.45%) Derivative
13 91 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
14 74 (4.20%) Management Information System
15 69 (3.92%) Data Centre
16 60 (3.41%) Public Cloud
17 52 (2.95%) Analytical Mindset
18 45 (2.56%) Mobile App
19 39 (2.22%) User Experience
20 36 (2.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 400 (22.73%) Linux
2 279 (15.85%) Unix
3 116 (6.59%) Windows
4 25 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (1.08%) Windows Server
6 15 (0.85%) CentOS
7 10 (0.57%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.57%) Solaris
8 4 (0.23%) Fedora
8 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.17%) SUSE
9 3 (0.17%) VMS
10 1 (0.057%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.057%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 799 (45.40%) Problem-Solving
2 703 (39.94%) Investment Management
3 682 (38.75%) Strategic Thinking
4 678 (38.52%) Innovative Thinking
5 674 (38.30%) Risk Management
6 564 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
7 389 (22.10%) Multithreading
8 359 (20.40%) OO
9 331 (18.81%) TDD
10 321 (18.24%) SDLC
11 244 (13.86%) Software Engineering
12 228 (12.95%) DevOps
13 209 (11.88%) Microservices
14 204 (11.59%) Mathematics
15 190 (10.80%) Electronic Trading
16 189 (10.74%) Analytics
17 165 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
18 163 (9.26%) Open Source
19 145 (8.24%) High Availability
20 140 (7.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,098 (62.39%) Java
2 439 (24.94%) Python
3 400 (22.73%) SQL
4 383 (21.76%) JavaScript
5 374 (21.25%) C++
6 259 (14.72%) C#
7 166 (9.43%) Java 8
8 142 (8.07%) Scala
9 139 (7.90%) Perl
10 109 (6.19%) C
11 84 (4.77%) Ruby
12 74 (4.20%) Shell Script
13 66 (3.75%) Bash Shell
14 41 (2.33%) PHP
15 26 (1.48%) TypeScript
16 21 (1.19%) Erlang
17 20 (1.14%) F#
18 18 (1.02%) R
19 16 (0.91%) T-SQL
20 15 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 428 (24.32%) Degree
2 128 (7.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 83 (4.72%) Master's Degree
4 29 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.48%) PhD
6 19 (1.08%) CCNP
7 16 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
8 15 (0.85%) Security Cleared
9 13 (0.74%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.40%) CCIE
11 6 (0.34%) MBA
12 5 (0.28%) CCNA
12 5 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.28%) PMP
13 4 (0.23%) GSEC
13 4 (0.23%) RHCA
13 4 (0.23%) RHCE
13 4 (0.23%) RHCSA
14 1 (0.057%) CHFI
14 1 (0.057%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.03%) QA
2 19 (1.08%) MiFID
3 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.17%) GDPR
4 3 (0.17%) SLA
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (2.95%) Docker
2 28 (1.59%) HDFS
3 16 (0.91%) Apache Flume
3 16 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.63%) NFS
5 10 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.45%) Active Directory
7 8 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.34%) iptables
9 5 (0.28%) GridGain
9 5 (0.28%) KVM
9 5 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.23%) Samba
10 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.17%) QEMU
12 2 (0.11%) Firmware
12 2 (0.11%) LXC
Systems Management
1 84 (4.77%) Puppet
2 72 (4.09%) Ansible
3 41 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (1.82%) Kibana
5 26 (1.48%) Nagios
6 14 (0.80%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.51%) Salt
7 9 (0.51%) WSUS
8 8 (0.45%) CFEngine
8 8 (0.45%) Mesos
9 7 (0.40%) HP Fortify
10 6 (0.34%) Oozie
11 4 (0.23%) Consul
11 4 (0.23%) SCCM
11 4 (0.23%) systemd
12 3 (0.17%) logstash
13 2 (0.11%) Terraform
14 1 (0.057%) FortiGate
14 1 (0.057%) Hadoop YARN
14 1 (0.057%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 177 (10.06%) Sybase
2 111 (6.31%) Oracle
3 80 (4.55%) TIBCO
4 52 (2.95%) Microsoft
5 50 (2.84%) Cisco
6 36 (2.05%) Splunk
7 32 (1.82%) Citrix
7 32 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 29 (1.65%) Juniper
9 26 (1.48%) AppDynamics
9 26 (1.48%) Qualys
9 26 (1.48%) WorldPay
10 19 (1.08%) StreamBase
11 18 (1.02%) Arista
11 18 (1.02%) Atlassian
11 18 (1.02%) F5
12 17 (0.97%) Tableau
13 16 (0.91%) Solace
14 15 (0.85%) Google
14 15 (0.85%) VMware