Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 310 404 402
Rank change year-on-year +94 -2 +14
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 1867 1433 1685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.77% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.86% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1111 1283 1468
UK median annual salary £70,000 £77,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £111,250 £115,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +10.53%

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 161665 167144 194190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.36% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 127669 138904 159942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Top 15 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 November 2017. 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 +97 1859 £70,000 -9.68% 155
London +71 1694 £75,000 -11.76% 147
UK excluding London -60 168 £55,000 -8.33% 10
South East +7 44 £52,500 - 1
East of England +4 43 £60,000 - 4
North of England +39 41 £55,000 -8.33% 2
North West +9 28 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Midlands -43 20 £52,500 -12.50% 1
South West +4 18 £45,000 -25.00%
East Midlands -2 14 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Yorkshire +20 13 £55,000 +29.41% 1
West Midlands -19 6 £49,000 -6.67%
Northern Ireland - 2 £35,000 - 2
Wales +7 1 £55,000 +29.41%
Scotland -39 1 £42,500 +6.25%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 1213 (64.97%) Finance
2 1172 (62.77%) Java
3 865 (46.33%) Banking
4 798 (42.74%) Multithreading
5 790 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
6 695 (37.23%) Investment Banking
7 614 (32.89%) Retail Banking
7 614 (32.89%) Asset Management
8 613 (32.83%) Wealth Management
9 471 (25.23%) Front Office
10 440 (23.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 435 (23.30%) Linux
12 366 (19.60%) Software Engineering
13 346 (18.53%) Analytical Skills
14 342 (18.32%) OO
15 328 (17.57%) Electronic Trading
16 311 (16.66%) C++
17 308 (16.50%) Derivative
18 299 (16.01%) C#
19 294 (15.75%) SDLC
20 290 (15.53%) Python
21 279 (14.94%) BDD
22 260 (13.93%) SQL
23 257 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
24 243 (13.02%) Degree
25 235 (12.59%) Equities
26 227 (12.16%) Spring
27 226 (12.10%) TDD
28 225 (12.05%) FIX Protocol
29 209 (11.19%) Unix

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 66 (3.54%) Tomcat
2 44 (2.36%) Oracle Workflow
3 29 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 16 (0.86%) IIS
5 15 (0.80%) CMS
5 15 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (0.75%) Apache
7 13 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
8 11 (0.59%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.54%) JBoss
10 9 (0.48%) Apache Geronimo
10 9 (0.48%) SAS
10 9 (0.48%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.48%) WildFly
11 7 (0.37%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.32%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.21%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.21%) Ethereum
Applications
1 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.21%) Simulink
5 3 (0.16%) Mathematica
6 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.054%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.054%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (0.80%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.32%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.11%) RMDS
4 1 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 52 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.66%) GitHub
4 17 (0.91%) SaaS
5 14 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.27%) IaaS
6 5 (0.27%) npm
7 4 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (0.21%) Heroku
8 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.11%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.11%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.89%) BGP
2 47 (2.52%) Ethernet
3 46 (2.46%) TCP/IP
4 45 (2.41%) OSPF
5 38 (2.04%) WAN
6 37 (1.98%) DNS
6 37 (1.98%) Firewall
6 37 (1.98%) VPN
7 31 (1.66%) LDAP
8 29 (1.55%) IGMP
9 27 (1.45%) MPLS
9 27 (1.45%) RIP
10 26 (1.39%) HTTP
10 26 (1.39%) InfiniBand
10 26 (1.39%) Junos
11 22 (1.18%) Multicast
12 17 (0.91%) Network Security
13 15 (0.80%) Internet
14 13 (0.70%) LAN
15 12 (0.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (9.48%) Big Data
2 175 (9.37%) Relational Database
3 147 (7.87%) Hadoop
4 138 (7.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 131 (7.02%) NoSQL
6 122 (6.53%) RDBMS
7 108 (5.78%) SQL Server
8 65 (3.48%) MySQL
9 59 (3.16%) Oracle Database
10 46 (2.46%) Neo4j
11 45 (2.41%) KDB
12 43 (2.30%) MongoDB
13 33 (1.77%) Redis
14 31 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (1.12%) HBase
16 19 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (1.02%) InterSystems Cache
17 17 (0.91%) Kdb+
18 15 (0.80%) Blockchain
19 13 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 108 (5.78%) Maven
2 107 (5.73%) JIRA
3 89 (4.77%) Git (software)
4 53 (2.84%) Jenkins
5 47 (2.52%) JUnit
6 37 (1.98%) TeamCity
7 31 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (1.55%) Subversion
9 28 (1.50%) Gradle
10 16 (0.86%) Eclipse
10 16 (0.86%) NUnit
11 15 (0.80%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.70%) Mockito
13 11 (0.59%) Jasmine
13 11 (0.59%) Mocha
14 8 (0.43%) Ant
14 8 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.37%) Bitbucket
16 6 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
16 6 (0.32%) QUnit
General
1 1213 (64.97%) Finance
2 865 (46.33%) Banking
3 695 (37.23%) Investment Banking
4 614 (32.89%) Retail Banking
5 471 (25.23%) Front Office
6 74 (3.96%) Games
7 53 (2.84%) Telecoms
8 39 (2.09%) Financial Institution
9 33 (1.77%) Retail
10 18 (0.96%) Electronics
10 18 (0.96%) Marketing
11 15 (0.80%) Back Office
11 15 (0.80%) Online Betting
12 14 (0.75%) Advertising
13 13 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.37%) Legal
15 3 (0.16%) Law
16 2 (0.11%) Publishing
17 1 (0.054%) Automotive
17 1 (0.054%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1017 (54.47%) Developer
2 565 (30.26%) Java Developer
3 245 (13.12%) Software Engineer
4 215 (11.52%) Senior Developer
5 159 (8.52%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 125 (6.70%) Architect
7 123 (6.59%) Low Latency Java Developer
8 119 (6.37%) C++ Developer
9 98 (5.25%) Market Data Developer
10 90 (4.82%) Quantitative Developer
11 88 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
12 87 (4.66%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 80 (4.28%) Senior Software Engineer
14 77 (4.12%) C# Developer
15 60 (3.21%) Project Manager
15 60 (3.21%) Software Developer
16 59 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
16 59 (3.16%) Technical Architect
17 54 (2.89%) Technical Leader
18 49 (2.62%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (12.16%) Spring
2 225 (12.05%) FIX Protocol
3 153 (8.19%) .NET
4 125 (6.70%) REST
5 120 (6.43%) XML
6 116 (6.21%) AngularJS
7 110 (5.89%) HTML
8 91 (4.87%) Hibernate
9 79 (4.23%) JMS
10 77 (4.12%) Spring MVC
11 76 (4.07%) Spring Boot
12 74 (3.96%) CSS
13 73 (3.91%) RESTful
14 70 (3.75%) Middleware
15 69 (3.70%) J2EE
16 68 (3.64%) Kafka
17 61 (3.27%) J2SE
18 54 (2.89%) Web Services
19 52 (2.79%) React
20 47 (2.52%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 440 (23.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 346 (18.53%) Analytical Skills
3 308 (16.50%) Derivative
4 235 (12.59%) Equities
5 193 (10.34%) Computer Science
6 172 (9.21%) Fintech
7 145 (7.77%) Algorithms
8 105 (5.62%) Data Structures
9 100 (5.36%) Fixed Income
10 86 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
11 78 (4.18%) Hedge funds
12 75 (4.02%) Management Information System
13 70 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
14 55 (2.95%) Data Centre
15 51 (2.73%) Equity Derivative
16 39 (2.09%) Online Games
17 34 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 32 (1.71%) User Experience
19 29 (1.55%) Clustering
20 28 (1.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 435 (23.30%) Linux
2 209 (11.19%) Unix
3 125 (6.70%) Windows
4 34 (1.82%) CentOS
5 33 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (1.07%) Windows 7
7 18 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (0.86%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.59%) Debian
10 10 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.48%) Solaris
12 8 (0.43%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.37%) Android
13 7 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.32%) AIX
14 6 (0.32%) SUSE
15 4 (0.21%) Fedora
16 2 (0.11%) Mesosphere
17 1 (0.054%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 798 (42.74%) Multithreading
2 790 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 614 (32.89%) Asset Management
4 613 (32.83%) Wealth Management
5 366 (19.60%) Software Engineering
6 342 (18.32%) OO
7 328 (17.57%) Electronic Trading
8 294 (15.75%) SDLC
9 279 (14.94%) BDD
10 257 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
11 226 (12.10%) TDD
12 203 (10.87%) High Availability
13 195 (10.44%) Scrum
14 182 (9.75%) OOD
15 162 (8.68%) Test Automation
16 155 (8.30%) Software Delivery
17 152 (8.14%) Algorithmic Trading
18 140 (7.50%) Mathematics
19 138 (7.39%) Microservices
20 128 (6.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1172 (62.77%) Java
2 311 (16.66%) C++
3 299 (16.01%) C#
4 290 (15.53%) Python
5 260 (13.93%) SQL
6 192 (10.28%) Perl
7 149 (7.98%) JavaScript
8 148 (7.93%) C
9 90 (4.82%) Bash Shell
10 72 (3.86%) Shell Script
11 70 (3.75%) Scala
12 60 (3.21%) Ruby
13 46 (2.46%) F#
13 46 (2.46%) T-SQL
14 27 (1.45%) Groovy
14 27 (1.45%) VB.NET
15 25 (1.34%) PowerShell
16 21 (1.12%) TypeScript
17 20 (1.07%) Go
18 17 (0.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 243 (13.02%) Degree
2 99 (5.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 71 (3.80%) Master's Degree
4 41 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (1.98%) CCNP
6 30 (1.61%) PhD
7 24 (1.29%) CCIE
8 12 (0.64%) RHCE
9 10 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.54%) Security Cleared
10 8 (0.43%) CCNA
10 8 (0.43%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.21%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.16%) CISM
12 3 (0.16%) CISSP
12 3 (0.16%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.054%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 1 (0.054%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (6.11%) QA
2 31 (1.66%) PCI DSS
3 27 (1.45%) SEPA
4 5 (0.27%) MiFID
5 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.16%) SLA
6 2 (0.11%) GCP
6 2 (0.11%) PMO
7 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.054%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (1.55%) NFS
2 28 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (1.39%) iptables
4 23 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (1.18%) Docker
6 18 (0.96%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.75%) Active Directory
8 11 (0.59%) Apache Flume
8 11 (0.59%) DFS Replication
8 11 (0.59%) Firmware
8 11 (0.59%) Terminal Server
9 8 (0.43%) KVM
9 8 (0.43%) LXC
9 8 (0.43%) XenServer
10 7 (0.37%) HDFS
11 6 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.11%) GridGain
12 2 (0.11%) MapR-FS
12 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.054%) etcd
Systems Management
1 40 (2.14%) Puppet
2 33 (1.77%) Ansible
3 31 (1.66%) Opsview
4 25 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (1.18%) Nagios
6 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (0.59%) SCCM
6 11 (0.59%) WMI
7 9 (0.48%) ZABBIX
8 8 (0.43%) CFEngine
8 8 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
8 8 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
8 8 (0.43%) Oracle ZFS
8 8 (0.43%) yum
9 6 (0.32%) Cobbler
9 6 (0.32%) collectd
9 6 (0.32%) Mesos
9 6 (0.32%) rkt
10 5 (0.27%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.21%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 183 (9.80%) Oracle
2 76 (4.07%) ION Trading
3 71 (3.80%) TIBCO
4 60 (3.21%) Murex
4 60 (3.21%) Sun
5 58 (3.11%) Red Hat
6 56 (3.00%) Microsoft
7 43 (2.30%) Sybase
8 41 (2.20%) Cisco
8 41 (2.20%) Juniper
9 37 (1.98%) Splunk
10 29 (1.55%) VMware
11 24 (1.29%) Citrix
11 24 (1.29%) Solace
12 21 (1.12%) Arista
12 21 (1.12%) StreamBase
13 16 (0.86%) HP
14 15 (0.80%) Google
15 12 (0.64%) Bloomberg
15 12 (0.64%) IBM