Period
to 20 October 2020

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 20 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 363 449 315
Rank change year-on-year +86 -134 -2
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 368 856 1,818
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.63% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.68% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 337 733 922
Median annual salary £90,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £140,000 £127,500 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +31.87% -17.27%

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 45,139 125,482 150,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.43% 92.23% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 37,179 98,719 119,605
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 20 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Top 13 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 20 October 2020. 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 +85 342 £90,000 +16.13% 119
London +64 317 £95,000 +16.92% 105
UK excluding London +189 36 £60,000 - 14
Work from Home +22 26 £85,000 +13.33% 29
Midlands +136 12 £70,000 +40.00% 6
Scotland +77 9 £36,250 -32.56%
North of England +108 7 £50,000 -16.67% 6
Northern Ireland +27 7 £60,000 +60.00%
West Midlands +102 6 £70,000 +40.00% 2
East Midlands +94 6 £90,000 -15.29% 4
North West +76 5 £50,000 -16.67% 3
Yorkshire +122 2 - - 3
South East +200 1 £47,500 -5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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.

1 160 (43.48%) Java
2 144 (39.13%) Finance
3 134 (36.41%) Python
4 126 (34.24%) Linux
5 95 (25.82%) C++
6 91 (24.73%) Software Engineering
7 76 (20.65%) Multithreading
8 67 (18.21%) Electronic Trading
9 63 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
10 62 (16.85%) Docker
11 61 (16.58%) AWS
12 60 (16.30%) Algorithms
12 60 (16.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 58 (15.76%) Computer Science
14 56 (15.22%) Front Office
15 54 (14.67%) TDD
15 54 (14.67%) Fintech
16 53 (14.40%) Algorithmic Trading
17 52 (14.13%) Degree
18 51 (13.86%) Multicast
18 51 (13.86%) DevOps
18 51 (13.86%) Ultra-Low Latency
19 48 (13.04%) Open Source
20 47 (12.77%) High Availability
21 45 (12.23%) Ansible
22 44 (11.96%) Microservices
22 44 (11.96%) High-Frequency Trading
23 43 (11.68%) BGP
24 41 (11.14%) Kubernetes
25 40 (10.87%) Analytics

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 8 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.09%) Confluence
3 3 (0.82%) DNN
4 2 (0.54%) Apache
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) nginx
5 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 61 (16.58%) AWS
2 36 (9.78%) Azure
3 23 (6.25%) GCP
4 19 (5.16%) GitHub
5 11 (2.99%) SaaS
6 8 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.63%) NuGet
8 5 (1.36%) npm
9 4 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.09%) IaaS
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.27%) Office 365
10 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (13.86%) Multicast
2 43 (11.68%) BGP
3 32 (8.70%) OSPF
4 30 (8.15%) Wireless
5 27 (7.34%) Firewall
6 23 (6.25%) IGMP
7 20 (5.43%) SNMP
8 18 (4.89%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (2.72%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (2.45%) VXLAN
10 9 (2.45%) WAN
11 7 (1.90%) LAN
11 7 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.90%) Wireshark
12 6 (1.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (1.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (1.63%) HTTP
12 6 (1.63%) Internet
13 5 (1.36%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.98%) NoSQL
3 18 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.72%) KDB
6 10 (2.72%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.90%) Blockchain
7 7 (1.90%) MySQL
8 4 (1.09%) Kdb+
9 3 (0.82%) Hazelcast
9 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.82%) Tick Data
10 2 (0.54%) Big Data
10 2 (0.54%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.27%) Flink
11 1 (0.27%) NewSQL
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (10.60%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.80%) TeamCity
3 11 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (1.90%) JIRA
5 7 (1.90%) Moq
5 7 (1.90%) MSTest
5 7 (1.90%) NUnit
6 6 (1.63%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.63%) Maven
7 5 (1.36%) Subversion
7 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.09%) Bitbucket Server
9 3 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.82%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.82%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.82%) gulp
10 2 (0.54%) GCC
10 2 (0.54%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.54%) JUnit
General
1 144 (39.13%) Finance
2 56 (15.22%) Front Office
3 38 (10.33%) Banking
4 20 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.62%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.99%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.36%) Publishing
8 4 (1.09%) Law
9 3 (0.82%) Back Office
9 3 (0.82%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 151 (41.03%) Developer
2 57 (15.49%) Java Developer
3 42 (11.41%) Java Engineer
3 42 (11.41%) Software Engineer
4 38 (10.33%) Architect
4 38 (10.33%) C++ Developer
5 24 (6.52%) Network Engineer
6 23 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 22 (5.98%) Java Software Engineer
8 19 (5.16%) Network Architect
8 19 (5.16%) Scala Developer
9 17 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (4.08%) Quantitative Developer
11 14 (3.80%) C++ Quantitative Developer
11 14 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (3.53%) C# Developer
13 12 (3.26%) Platform Engineer
13 12 (3.26%) Software Developer
14 11 (2.99%) .NET Developer
14 11 (2.99%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.07%) .NET
2 25 (6.79%) Kafka
3 21 (5.71%) Node.js
4 15 (4.08%) REST
4 15 (4.08%) Web Services
5 13 (3.53%) ASP.NET
5 13 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (3.53%) Redux
6 12 (3.26%) FIX Protocol
7 11 (2.99%) .NET Core
8 10 (2.72%) HTML
8 10 (2.72%) JSON
9 9 (2.45%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (1.90%) ASP.NET Core
10 7 (1.90%) TensorFlow
10 7 (1.90%) YAML
11 6 (1.63%) Akka
11 6 (1.63%) CSS
11 6 (1.63%) Spring
11 6 (1.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (16.30%) Algorithms
1 60 (16.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 30 (8.15%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (7.07%) Data Centre
4 25 (6.79%) Fixed Income
5 22 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.98%) Equities
6 18 (4.89%) Data Structures
7 17 (4.62%) Derivative
8 15 (4.08%) Hedge funds
9 10 (2.72%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.63%) CUDA
11 5 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.09%) Bitcoin
12 4 (1.09%) Eurex
12 4 (1.09%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.09%) User Experience
12 4 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.82%) Internet of Things
13 3 (0.82%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 126 (34.24%) Linux
2 29 (7.88%) Unix
3 25 (6.79%) Windows
4 11 (2.99%) CentOS
5 10 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.63%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.09%) Solaris
8 3 (0.82%) Debian
8 3 (0.82%) SUSE
8 3 (0.82%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (24.73%) Software Engineering
2 76 (20.65%) Multithreading
3 67 (18.21%) Electronic Trading
4 63 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (15.76%) Computer Science
6 54 (14.67%) Fintech
6 54 (14.67%) TDD
7 53 (14.40%) Algorithmic Trading
8 51 (13.86%) DevOps
8 51 (13.86%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 48 (13.04%) Open Source
10 47 (12.77%) High Availability
11 44 (11.96%) High-Frequency Trading
11 44 (11.96%) Microservices
12 40 (10.87%) Analytics
13 35 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
14 34 (9.24%) OO
15 33 (8.97%) BDD
15 33 (8.97%) Test Automation
16 30 (8.15%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 160 (43.48%) Java
2 134 (36.41%) Python
3 95 (25.82%) C++
4 40 (10.87%) C#
5 34 (9.24%) SQL
6 23 (6.25%) Scala
7 22 (5.98%) JavaScript
8 18 (4.89%) Go
9 14 (3.80%) Java 8
10 13 (3.53%) C
10 13 (3.53%) ES6
10 13 (3.53%) Perl
11 10 (2.72%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.72%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.45%) Ruby
13 5 (1.36%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.09%) R
14 4 (1.09%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.82%) F#
15 3 (0.82%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 52 (14.13%) Degree
2 30 (8.15%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (7.61%) CCIE
3 28 (7.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (5.98%) CCNP
5 12 (3.26%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.09%) CCDE
7 3 (0.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (0.54%) RHCE
8 2 (0.54%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.54%) VCAP
8 2 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.27%) CCNA
9 1 (0.27%) MOS
9 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.27%) PhD
9 1 (0.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.80%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (16.85%) Docker
2 11 (2.99%) Firmware
3 10 (2.72%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.17%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.54%) vCloud
6 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.27%) BIND 9
7 1 (0.27%) LXC
7 1 (0.27%) Squid
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.27%) zsh
Systems Management
1 45 (12.23%) Ansible
2 41 (11.14%) Kubernetes
3 24 (6.52%) Terraform
4 23 (6.25%) Grafana
5 19 (5.16%) Puppet
6 13 (3.53%) Marathon
6 13 (3.53%) Mesos
7 8 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (2.17%) SCCM
8 5 (1.36%) Opsgenie
8 5 (1.36%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.82%) Control-M
10 2 (0.54%) Nagios
10 2 (0.54%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.54%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.27%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.27%) Consul
11 1 (0.27%) Icinga
11 1 (0.27%) Packer
Vendors
1 29 (7.88%) Splunk
2 25 (6.79%) Microsoft
3 23 (6.25%) Cisco
4 13 (3.53%) Arista
4 13 (3.53%) Facebook
5 12 (3.26%) F5
5 12 (3.26%) IBM
6 10 (2.72%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.45%) CheckPoint
7 9 (2.45%) Fortinet
7 9 (2.45%) VMware
8 8 (2.17%) FireEye
8 8 (2.17%) McAfee
8 8 (2.17%) Symantec
8 8 (2.17%) Tanium
9 7 (1.90%) Riverbed
10 6 (1.63%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.63%) Dell
10 6 (1.63%) HP
10 6 (1.63%) ION Trading