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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 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 417 467 414
Rank change year-on-year +50 -53 +57
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 1,418 714 451
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.62% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.66% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 662 427 378
10th Percentile £51,250 £50,750 £51,250
25th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £97,500 £90,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £120,000 £111,875 £115,000
90th Percentile £143,750 £131,000 £142,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -14.71%

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 161,721 107,622 58,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.75% 94.06% 93.09%
Number of salaries quoted 84,129 73,141 47,812
10th Percentile £34,207 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,600 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.91% +1.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +8 1,146 £100,000 +11.11% 149
London +3 1,040 £102,500 +10.81% 136
Work from Home -49 511 £100,000 +25.00% 79
UK excluding London +32 215 £60,000 - 23
Scotland +35 83 £62,500 +4.17% 9
North of England -56 41 £45,816 -18.55% 3
Northern Ireland +22 38 - -
North West -55 35 £45,816 +7.80% 3
Midlands -44 32 £63,750 +10.87% 3
West Midlands -45 25 £53,500 +7.00% 1
South West -22 10 - - 1
East Midlands -23 7 £67,500 -43.75% 2
Yorkshire -37 6 £72,500 +13.73%
South East -73 6 £52,500 -39.13% 4
Channel Islands - 3 £100,000 - 1
East of England -74 2 £82,250 -3.24% 2

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 704 (49.65%) Agile
2 698 (49.22%) Java
3 627 (44.22%) Finance
4 550 (38.79%) Kubernetes
5 507 (35.75%) Docker
6 478 (33.71%) Microservices
7 416 (29.34%) JavaScript
8 401 (28.28%) Software Engineering
9 385 (27.15%) Social Skills
10 375 (26.45%) AWS
11 371 (26.16%) DevOps
12 358 (25.25%) React
13 342 (24.12%) Problem-Solving
14 339 (23.91%) Banking
15 323 (22.78%) Kafka
16 319 (22.50%) Python
17 315 (22.21%) High Availability
18 314 (22.14%) Linux
19 304 (21.44%) Node.js
20 297 (20.94%) SQL
21 289 (20.38%) CI/CD
22 276 (19.46%) Full Stack Development
23 273 (19.25%) TDD
24 254 (17.91%) Test Automation
24 254 (17.91%) Spring
25 252 (17.77%) Multithreading
26 232 (16.36%) Terraform
27 227 (16.01%) TypeScript
27 227 (16.01%) PostgreSQL
28 222 (15.66%) C#

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 41 (2.89%) Confluence
2 38 (2.68%) Apache Spark
3 31 (2.19%) nginx
4 23 (1.62%) CMS
4 23 (1.62%) Headless CMS
5 13 (0.92%) Ethereum
5 13 (0.92%) Jupyter
6 12 (0.85%) Apache
7 7 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.35%) MQSeries
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.21%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.071%) GemFire
10 1 (0.071%) Luigi
10 1 (0.071%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (1.97%) Sketch
2 5 (0.35%) GNU Octave
2 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.071%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.071%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (1.27%) Fidessa
2 13 (0.92%) Ripple
2 13 (0.92%) Ripple XRP
3 1 (0.071%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 375 (26.45%) AWS
2 172 (12.13%) GitHub
3 126 (8.89%) Azure
3 126 (8.89%) GCP
4 98 (6.91%) Serverless
5 70 (4.94%) SaaS
6 61 (4.30%) npm
7 60 (4.23%) AWS Lambda
8 38 (2.68%) GitHub Actions
9 32 (2.26%) Amazon ECS
9 32 (2.26%) Amazon SQS
10 30 (2.12%) Amazon EKS
11 27 (1.90%) Slack
12 24 (1.69%) CloudFront
13 23 (1.62%) Contentful
13 23 (1.62%) Figma
14 19 (1.34%) Azure DevOps
15 17 (1.20%) Google Kubernetes Engine
16 15 (1.06%) Amazon EventBridge
17 11 (0.78%) AWS Control Tower
Communications & Networking
1 106 (7.48%) HTTP
2 87 (6.14%) PPP
3 47 (3.31%) Multicast
4 39 (2.75%) BGP
5 35 (2.47%) Firewall
6 34 (2.40%) TCP/IP
7 29 (2.05%) Internet
8 16 (1.13%) WAN
9 14 (0.99%) FIX Connectivity
10 13 (0.92%) IGMP
10 13 (0.92%) MPLS
11 11 (0.78%) DNS
12 10 (0.71%) DHCP
12 10 (0.71%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.63%) MQTT
14 8 (0.56%) Network Security
15 7 (0.49%) AMQP
15 7 (0.49%) SSL
16 6 (0.42%) DSL
16 6 (0.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (16.01%) PostgreSQL
2 146 (10.30%) Redis
3 123 (8.67%) NoSQL
4 118 (8.32%) Relational Database
5 81 (5.71%) CockroachDB
5 81 (5.71%) MySQL
6 67 (4.72%) Big Data
7 49 (3.46%) DynamoDB
8 47 (3.31%) MongoDB
9 46 (3.24%) KDB
10 45 (3.17%) SQL Server
11 34 (2.40%) RDBMS
12 33 (2.33%) Hazelcast
13 32 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
15 25 (1.76%) BigQuery
16 23 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
17 22 (1.55%) Hadoop
18 18 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
19 17 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 213 (15.02%) Git (software)
2 152 (10.72%) Jenkins
3 116 (8.18%) JUnit
4 97 (6.84%) webpack
5 94 (6.63%) Gradle
6 92 (6.49%) SonarQube
7 91 (6.42%) GitLab
8 90 (6.35%) JIRA
9 65 (4.58%) Maven
10 62 (4.37%) rollup.js
11 60 (4.23%) Storybook
12 59 (4.16%) Mockito
13 46 (3.24%) TeamCity
14 44 (3.10%) Selenium
15 41 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
16 29 (2.05%) ESLint
16 29 (2.05%) Lerna
17 28 (1.97%) Snyk
18 25 (1.76%) IntelliJ
19 24 (1.69%) Cypress.io
General
1 627 (44.22%) Finance
2 385 (27.15%) Social Skills
3 339 (23.91%) Banking
4 152 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
5 150 (10.58%) Front Office
6 125 (8.82%) Games
7 95 (6.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 66 (4.65%) Retail
9 59 (4.16%) Organisational Skills
10 57 (4.02%) Investment Banking
11 31 (2.19%) Financial Institution
12 19 (1.34%) Retail Banking
13 16 (1.13%) Aerospace
13 16 (1.13%) Marketing
14 15 (1.06%) Automotive
15 13 (0.92%) Back Office
15 13 (0.92%) Telecoms
16 12 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
17 8 (0.56%) Military
18 6 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 614 (43.30%) Developer
2 315 (22.21%) Java Developer
3 292 (20.59%) Software Engineer
4 159 (11.21%) Senior Developer
5 97 (6.84%) Senior Java Developer
6 79 (5.57%) Senior Software Engineer
7 56 (3.95%) Lead Developer
8 50 (3.53%) JavaScript Engineer
9 48 (3.39%) Graduate
10 46 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
11 44 (3.10%) Java Engineer
12 43 (3.03%) C++ Developer
13 40 (2.82%) Scala Developer
14 38 (2.68%) Development Engineer
14 38 (2.68%) Software Development Engineer
15 37 (2.61%) .NET Developer
15 37 (2.61%) Data Engineer
16 34 (2.40%) Backend Developer
16 34 (2.40%) Full Stack Developer
16 34 (2.40%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (25.25%) React
2 323 (22.78%) Kafka
3 304 (21.44%) Node.js
4 254 (17.91%) Spring
5 206 (14.53%) Spring Boot
6 171 (12.06%) REST
7 166 (11.71%) RESTful
8 165 (11.64%) .NET
9 144 (10.16%) HTML
10 115 (8.11%) GraphQL
11 112 (7.90%) HTML5
12 110 (7.76%) Web Services
13 100 (7.05%) CSS
14 94 (6.63%) AngularJS
15 93 (6.56%) WebSockets
16 91 (6.42%) RabbitMQ
17 89 (6.28%) RxJS
18 77 (5.43%) JSON
19 74 (5.22%) .NET Core
20 69 (4.87%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 129 (9.10%) Sports Betting
2 127 (8.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 117 (8.25%) Video\Live Streaming
4 116 (8.18%) Derivative
5 99 (6.98%) Cloud Native
6 76 (5.36%) Algorithms
7 73 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
8 68 (4.80%) User Experience
9 66 (4.65%) Equities
10 41 (2.89%) Equity Derivative
10 41 (2.89%) Mobile App
11 35 (2.47%) Fixed Income
12 33 (2.33%) Blockchain
13 31 (2.19%) Digital Media
14 29 (2.05%) Hedge funds
15 28 (1.97%) Public Cloud
16 26 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
17 25 (1.76%) Data Structures
18 20 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
19 19 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 314 (22.14%) Linux
2 95 (6.70%) Unix
3 51 (3.60%) Windows
4 34 (2.40%) Android
4 34 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.55%) CentOS
6 12 (0.85%) Solaris
6 12 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.49%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.49%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.071%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (49.65%) Agile
2 478 (33.71%) Microservices
3 401 (28.28%) Software Engineering
4 371 (26.16%) DevOps
5 342 (24.12%) Problem-Solving
6 315 (22.21%) High Availability
7 289 (20.38%) CI/CD
8 276 (19.46%) Full Stack Development
9 273 (19.25%) TDD
10 254 (17.91%) Test Automation
11 252 (17.77%) Multithreading
12 194 (13.68%) Mentoring
13 181 (12.76%) Computer Science
14 173 (12.20%) Mathematics
15 161 (11.35%) Pair Programming
16 158 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
17 155 (10.93%) Analytics
18 153 (10.79%) Unit Testing
19 151 (10.65%) Scrum
20 149 (10.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 698 (49.22%) Java
2 416 (29.34%) JavaScript
3 319 (22.50%) Python
4 297 (20.94%) SQL
5 227 (16.01%) TypeScript
6 222 (15.66%) C#
7 145 (10.23%) Kotlin
8 127 (8.96%) Scala
9 110 (7.76%) C++
10 79 (5.57%) Shell Script
11 70 (4.94%) Go
12 51 (3.60%) C
13 47 (3.31%) Bash
14 41 (2.89%) Perl
15 31 (2.19%) Ruby
16 29 (2.05%) ES8
17 25 (1.76%) Apple Swift
17 25 (1.76%) Objective-C
18 19 (1.34%) Rust
19 11 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 155 (10.93%) Degree
2 72 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.41%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.34%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (1.20%) Master's Degree
6 15 (1.06%) CCIE
7 8 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.56%) PhD
8 5 (0.35%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.071%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.071%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.071%) CCNA
9 1 (0.071%) CCNP
9 1 (0.071%) CCSA
9 1 (0.071%) OCMJD
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.071%) PMP
9 1 (0.071%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (7.55%) QA
2 30 (2.12%) SLA
3 12 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.28%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.21%) GDPR
6 1 (0.071%) MiFID
System Software
1 507 (35.75%) Docker
2 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.14%) HDFS
3 2 (0.14%) NFS
3 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 550 (38.79%) Kubernetes
2 232 (16.36%) Terraform
3 63 (4.44%) Istio
4 49 (3.46%) Prometheus
5 40 (2.82%) Ansible
5 40 (2.82%) Grafana
6 30 (2.12%) Argo
7 18 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.27%) Puppet
8 16 (1.13%) yum
9 3 (0.21%) MIIS
9 3 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.14%) Control-M
10 2 (0.14%) Oozie
11 1 (0.071%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.071%) Kibana
11 1 (0.071%) Podman
11 1 (0.071%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 74 (5.22%) Google
2 59 (4.16%) Microsoft
3 37 (2.61%) Splunk
4 31 (2.19%) BT
5 29 (2.05%) Oracle
6 28 (1.97%) Checkmarx
7 27 (1.90%) Trayport
8 24 (1.69%) Cisco
9 22 (1.55%) Arista
10 20 (1.41%) Apple
10 20 (1.41%) CrowdStrike
10 20 (1.41%) Okta
11 17 (1.20%) Red Hat
12 13 (0.92%) IBM
12 13 (0.92%) ION Trading
13 12 (0.85%) Bloomberg
13 12 (0.85%) CQG
13 12 (0.85%) Patsystems
13 12 (0.85%) Reuters
14 10 (0.71%) Teradata