Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 370 375
Rank change year-on-year +14 +5 +51
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 1,501 1,472 1,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.83% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.93% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,017 1,308 1,534
UK median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £112,500 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -4.55%

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 156,373 158,366 185,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.84% 89.53% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 125,540 130,914 153,932
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Top 14 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 19 January 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 +22 1,497 £70,000 -6.67% 269
London +6 1,329 £75,000 -6.25% 253
UK excluding London -32 171 £52,500 -12.50% 21
East of England +41 58 £60,000 -4.38% 7
South East -13 42 £50,000 -6.98% 7
South West +16 27 £40,000 -36.00% 1
North of England +9 26 £51,500 -15.92%
North West 0 22 £51,500 -15.92%
Midlands -37 18 £49,500 -17.50% 1
East Midlands +6 12 £55,000 -12.00%
West Midlands -16 6 £49,000 -14.78% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £55,000 -
Wales +13 2 £57,500 +35.29%
Northern Ireland - 2 £35,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 927 (61.76%) Finance
2 920 (61.29%) Java
3 590 (39.31%) Banking
4 586 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
5 573 (38.17%) Multithreading
6 422 (28.11%) Investment Banking
7 381 (25.38%) Linux
8 355 (23.65%) Front Office
9 338 (22.52%) Asset Management
9 338 (22.52%) Wealth Management
10 336 (22.39%) Retail Banking
11 301 (20.05%) Software Engineering
12 284 (18.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 278 (18.52%) Python
14 261 (17.39%) C++
15 247 (16.46%) Electronic Trading
16 244 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
17 241 (16.06%) OO
18 219 (14.59%) SQL
19 211 (14.06%) C#
20 209 (13.92%) TDD
21 204 (13.59%) Derivative
22 202 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
23 198 (13.19%) Spring
24 196 (13.06%) Equities
25 195 (12.99%) Degree
26 183 (12.19%) Computer Science
27 177 (11.79%) SDLC
27 177 (11.79%) Unix
28 173 (11.53%) FIX Protocol

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 (2.73%) Tomcat
2 31 (2.07%) Apache Spark
3 29 (1.93%) Oracle Workflow
4 16 (1.07%) Oracle Coherence
5 14 (0.93%) IIS
6 12 (0.80%) Apache
6 12 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (0.73%) SAS
8 6 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.40%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.33%) CMS
10 4 (0.27%) Alfresco
10 4 (0.27%) Ethereum
10 4 (0.27%) Lightstreamer
11 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.20%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.13%) JBoss
12 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.33%) Simulink
4 3 (0.20%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.067%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.067%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.067%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (0.87%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.40%) RMDS
3 2 (0.13%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 72 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.20%) GitHub
3 28 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 21 (1.40%) OpenShift
6 19 (1.27%) SaaS
7 14 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.53%) npm
9 6 (0.40%) Heroku
10 5 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.33%) IaaS
11 4 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.20%) Bluemix
12 3 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.067%) Akamai
14 1 (0.067%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.20%) BGP
2 44 (2.93%) Ethernet
3 42 (2.80%) TCP/IP
4 40 (2.66%) OSPF
5 36 (2.40%) Multicast
6 34 (2.27%) WAN
7 30 (2.00%) Firewall
8 27 (1.80%) VPN
9 25 (1.67%) DNS
10 23 (1.53%) HTTP
10 23 (1.53%) LAN
11 22 (1.47%) InfiniBand
12 18 (1.20%) Network Security
13 17 (1.13%) IGMP
14 15 (1.00%) RIP
15 14 (0.93%) IPsec
15 14 (0.93%) MPLS
16 13 (0.87%) Junos
17 12 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (0.73%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (8.59%) NoSQL
2 124 (8.26%) Big Data
2 124 (8.26%) Relational Database
3 102 (6.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 100 (6.66%) Hadoop
5 79 (5.26%) RDBMS
6 72 (4.80%) SQL Server
7 53 (3.53%) MySQL
8 51 (3.40%) MongoDB
9 40 (2.66%) KDB
10 32 (2.13%) Neo4j
11 30 (2.00%) Oracle Database
12 29 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (1.27%) Redis
14 18 (1.20%) HBase
15 16 (1.07%) Kdb+
16 14 (0.93%) Blockchain
17 13 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.87%) InterSystems Cache
17 13 (0.87%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 102 (6.80%) Maven
2 85 (5.66%) JIRA
3 81 (5.40%) Git (software)
4 48 (3.20%) Jenkins
5 45 (3.00%) JUnit
6 30 (2.00%) Subversion
7 28 (1.87%) TeamCity
8 26 (1.73%) Gradle
8 26 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
9 14 (0.93%) Mocha
10 13 (0.87%) Eclipse
11 12 (0.80%) Jasmine
12 11 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.67%) Mockito
14 8 (0.53%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.53%) NUnit
15 7 (0.47%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
15 7 (0.47%) QUnit
15 7 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 927 (61.76%) Finance
2 590 (39.31%) Banking
3 422 (28.11%) Investment Banking
4 355 (23.65%) Front Office
5 336 (22.39%) Retail Banking
6 69 (4.60%) Games
7 54 (3.60%) Financial Institution
8 42 (2.80%) Retail
9 40 (2.66%) Telecoms
10 30 (2.00%) Online Betting
11 12 (0.80%) Back Office
11 12 (0.80%) Electronics
12 11 (0.73%) Marketing
13 10 (0.67%) Advertising
14 5 (0.33%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.20%) Automotive
15 3 (0.20%) Legal
16 2 (0.13%) Publishing
17 1 (0.067%) Law
17 1 (0.067%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 829 (55.23%) Developer
2 462 (30.78%) Java Developer
3 176 (11.73%) Senior Developer
4 149 (9.93%) Software Engineer
5 112 (7.46%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 93 (6.20%) C++ Developer
7 84 (5.60%) Architect
8 81 (5.40%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 77 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
10 71 (4.73%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 62 (4.13%) Quantitative Developer
12 61 (4.06%) Market Data Developer
13 54 (3.60%) C# Developer
14 53 (3.53%) Software Developer
15 49 (3.26%) Java Engineer
15 49 (3.26%) Network Engineer
16 47 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
17 42 (2.80%) Technical Architect
18 41 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
19 38 (2.53%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (13.19%) Spring
2 173 (11.53%) FIX Protocol
3 125 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 103 (6.86%) .NET
5 102 (6.80%) HTML
6 101 (6.73%) REST
7 82 (5.46%) Web Services
8 72 (4.80%) Kafka
9 70 (4.66%) JMS
10 68 (4.53%) XML
11 63 (4.20%) CSS
12 61 (4.06%) RESTful
13 60 (4.00%) Hibernate
14 59 (3.93%) React
15 50 (3.33%) HTML5
15 50 (3.33%) J2EE
15 50 (3.33%) Spring Boot
16 46 (3.06%) Spring MVC
16 46 (3.06%) WebSockets
17 45 (3.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 284 (18.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 244 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
3 204 (13.59%) Derivative
4 196 (13.06%) Equities
5 183 (12.19%) Computer Science
6 167 (11.13%) Fintech
7 123 (8.19%) Algorithms
8 87 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
9 84 (5.60%) Data Structures
10 74 (4.93%) Fixed Income
11 61 (4.06%) Hedge funds
12 57 (3.80%) Data Centre
13 51 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
14 38 (2.53%) Management Information System
14 38 (2.53%) Online Games
15 35 (2.33%) Private Cloud
16 30 (2.00%) Over-the-Top Content
17 26 (1.73%) Mobile App
18 24 (1.60%) Client/Server
18 24 (1.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 381 (25.38%) Linux
2 177 (11.79%) Unix
3 93 (6.20%) Windows
4 22 (1.47%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (0.80%) CentOS
7 12 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.67%) Solaris
9 9 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.33%) Debian
10 5 (0.33%) Robot Operating System
11 4 (0.27%) AIX
11 4 (0.27%) Android
11 4 (0.27%) SUSE
12 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.13%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.067%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
2 573 (38.17%) Multithreading
3 338 (22.52%) Asset Management
3 338 (22.52%) Wealth Management
4 301 (20.05%) Software Engineering
5 247 (16.46%) Electronic Trading
6 241 (16.06%) OO
7 209 (13.92%) TDD
8 202 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
9 177 (11.79%) SDLC
10 171 (11.39%) BDD
11 140 (9.33%) Mathematics
12 136 (9.06%) Scrum
13 132 (8.79%) Algorithmic Trading
14 125 (8.33%) High Availability
14 125 (8.33%) Microservices
15 114 (7.59%) DevOps
15 114 (7.59%) High-Frequency Trading
16 109 (7.26%) OOD
17 106 (7.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 920 (61.29%) Java
2 278 (18.52%) Python
3 261 (17.39%) C++
4 219 (14.59%) SQL
5 211 (14.06%) C#
6 144 (9.59%) JavaScript
7 125 (8.33%) Perl
8 102 (6.80%) C
9 91 (6.06%) Scala
10 59 (3.93%) Ruby
11 51 (3.40%) Bash Shell
12 41 (2.73%) PHP
13 38 (2.53%) F#
14 37 (2.47%) Shell Script
15 27 (1.80%) Go
15 27 (1.80%) T-SQL
16 22 (1.47%) Groovy
16 22 (1.47%) PowerShell
17 16 (1.07%) TypeScript
18 15 (1.00%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 195 (12.99%) Degree
2 73 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (2.86%) Master's Degree
4 39 (2.60%) PhD
5 35 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (1.73%) CCNP
7 14 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
7 14 (0.93%) RHCE
8 12 (0.80%) CCNA
9 9 (0.60%) CCIE
9 9 (0.60%) Security Cleared
10 7 (0.47%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.33%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.27%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.13%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.067%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 1 (0.067%) CISM
14 1 (0.067%) CISSP
14 1 (0.067%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.067%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.53%) QA
2 14 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.73%) SEPA
4 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.13%) MiFID
5 2 (0.13%) PMO
5 2 (0.13%) SLA
6 1 (0.067%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.067%) GCP
6 1 (0.067%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (1.13%) Active Directory
1 17 (1.13%) Hyper-V
2 14 (0.93%) NFS
2 14 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.80%) Apache Flume
4 12 (0.80%) iptables
5 11 (0.73%) DFS Replication
5 11 (0.73%) Docker
5 11 (0.73%) Terminal Server
6 10 (0.67%) HDFS
7 8 (0.53%) Firmware
8 5 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.20%) LXC
10 2 (0.13%) GridGain
10 2 (0.13%) MapR-FS
10 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.067%) KVM
11 1 (0.067%) Samba
11 1 (0.067%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (3.53%) Puppet
2 46 (3.06%) Ansible
3 33 (2.20%) Nagios
4 17 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.80%) Opsview
6 11 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (0.73%) SCCM
6 11 (0.73%) WMI
7 9 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
8 8 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
9 7 (0.47%) Mesos
10 6 (0.40%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.33%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.27%) Terraform
13 3 (0.20%) Grafana
13 3 (0.20%) Kibana
13 3 (0.20%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.20%) yum
14 2 (0.13%) Ambari
14 2 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 170 (11.33%) Oracle
2 70 (4.66%) TIBCO
3 50 (3.33%) Sybase
4 49 (3.26%) Cisco
5 48 (3.20%) Microsoft
6 34 (2.27%) Murex
7 33 (2.20%) ION Trading
7 33 (2.20%) Juniper
7 33 (2.20%) Splunk
8 30 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 27 (1.80%) Arista
10 25 (1.67%) Sun
11 23 (1.53%) VMware
12 22 (1.47%) AppDynamics
12 22 (1.47%) Citrix
13 21 (1.40%) Qualys
13 21 (1.40%) WorldPay
14 18 (1.20%) Palo Alto
14 18 (1.20%) StreamBase
15 17 (1.13%) Solace