Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 307 413 429
Rank change year-on-year +106 +16 -54
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 1882 1430 1565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 0.75% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.84% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1108 1277 1390
UK median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £43,375 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +22.22%

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 157069 170641 194298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.96% 89.19% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 123633 141993 159740
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 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,250 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +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 October 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 19 October 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 +99 1872 £73,500 -2.00% 85
London +80 1724 £75,000 -9.09% 74
UK excluding London -47 153 £55,000 -8.33% 13
South East +20 46 £50,000 - 4
North of England +31 41 £55,000 -
East of England -11 34 £60,000 - 3
North West +7 23 £56,000 -13.85%
Midlands -8 22 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Yorkshire +45 18 £55,000 +22.22%
East Midlands +10 15 £55,000 -8.33% 2
West Midlands -9 7 £49,000 -18.33%
South West -1 6 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £35,000 -
Wales +14 1 £55,000 +29.41%
Scotland -22 1 £42,500 -43.33% 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1250 (66.42%) Finance
2 1160 (61.64%) Java
3 897 (47.66%) Banking
4 826 (43.89%) Multithreading
5 803 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
6 741 (39.37%) Investment Banking
7 677 (35.97%) Retail
8 649 (34.48%) Asset Management
8 649 (34.48%) Retail Banking
8 649 (34.48%) Wealth Management
9 489 (25.98%) Front Office
10 474 (25.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 443 (23.54%) Linux
12 353 (18.76%) OO
12 353 (18.76%) Electronic Trading
13 346 (18.38%) C#
14 343 (18.23%) Analytical Skills
15 329 (17.48%) Derivative
15 329 (17.48%) Software Engineering
16 325 (17.27%) C++
17 313 (16.63%) SDLC
18 290 (15.41%) BDD
19 287 (15.25%) Python
20 268 (14.24%) SQL
21 263 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
22 240 (12.75%) Equities
23 239 (12.70%) Degree
24 237 (12.59%) Unix
25 235 (12.49%) FIX Protocol
26 227 (12.06%) High Availability

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 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 44 (2.34%) Oracle Workflow
3 23 (1.22%) Apache Spark
4 19 (1.01%) CMS
5 16 (0.85%) IIS
6 12 (0.64%) Apache
6 12 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
7 11 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.53%) JBoss
9 9 (0.48%) Apache Geronimo
9 9 (0.48%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.48%) WildFly
10 7 (0.37%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.37%) SAS
11 6 (0.32%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.21%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.21%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.11%) Mathematica
4 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (0.69%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.48%) MetaTrader
3 3 (0.16%) RMDS
4 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.01%) GitHub
4 12 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (0.43%) SaaS
6 7 (0.37%) npm
7 5 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.27%) IaaS
8 4 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.053%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.053%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.053%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.053%) Heroku
11 1 (0.053%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.98%) BGP
2 52 (2.76%) TCP/IP
3 46 (2.44%) OSPF
3 46 (2.44%) WAN
4 44 (2.34%) Firewall
5 41 (2.18%) VPN
6 40 (2.13%) Ethernet
7 38 (2.02%) DNS
8 34 (1.81%) MPLS
9 33 (1.75%) LDAP
10 31 (1.65%) IGMP
11 29 (1.54%) RIP
12 28 (1.49%) Junos
13 25 (1.33%) HTTP
13 25 (1.33%) Multicast
14 24 (1.28%) InfiniBand
15 19 (1.01%) Network Security
16 18 (0.96%) Internet
17 15 (0.80%) LAN
18 13 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (9.40%) Big Data
2 167 (8.87%) Relational Database
3 141 (7.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 137 (7.28%) Hadoop
5 124 (6.59%) NoSQL
6 121 (6.43%) SQL Server
7 115 (6.11%) RDBMS
8 65 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 49 (2.60%) MySQL
10 47 (2.50%) Redis
11 44 (2.34%) Neo4j
12 42 (2.23%) KDB
13 30 (1.59%) MongoDB
14 21 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
15 20 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (0.96%) Blockchain
16 18 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 17 (0.90%) HBase
17 17 (0.90%) InterSystems Cache
17 17 (0.90%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 110 (5.84%) JIRA
2 109 (5.79%) Maven
3 85 (4.52%) Git (software)
4 56 (2.98%) Jenkins
5 45 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (2.18%) JUnit
7 39 (2.07%) TeamCity
8 30 (1.59%) Gradle
9 25 (1.33%) Visual Studio
10 23 (1.22%) NUnit
10 23 (1.22%) Subversion
11 15 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (0.80%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.58%) Jasmine
12 11 (0.58%) Mockito
13 9 (0.48%) Ant
14 7 (0.37%) gulp
14 7 (0.37%) Selenium
14 7 (0.37%) Xcode
15 6 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1250 (66.42%) Finance
2 897 (47.66%) Banking
3 741 (39.37%) Investment Banking
4 677 (35.97%) Retail
5 649 (34.48%) Retail Banking
6 489 (25.98%) Front Office
7 72 (3.83%) Games
8 49 (2.60%) Telecoms
9 43 (2.28%) Financial Institution
10 29 (1.54%) Marketing
11 22 (1.17%) Manufacturing
12 19 (1.01%) Electronics
13 16 (0.85%) Back Office
14 15 (0.80%) Advertising
15 8 (0.43%) Legal
16 4 (0.21%) Online Betting
17 3 (0.16%) Law
17 3 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
18 2 (0.11%) Automotive
18 2 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1063 (56.48%) Developer
2 551 (29.28%) Java Developer
3 243 (12.91%) Software Engineer
4 215 (11.42%) Senior Developer
5 164 (8.71%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 146 (7.76%) C++ Developer
7 133 (7.07%) Architect
8 122 (6.48%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 104 (5.53%) C# Developer
10 103 (5.47%) Quantitative Developer
11 99 (5.26%) Market Data Developer
12 82 (4.36%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 80 (4.25%) Senior Java Developer
14 77 (4.09%) Senior Software Engineer
15 66 (3.51%) .NET Developer
16 63 (3.35%) Software Developer
17 59 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
18 57 (3.03%) Technical Architect
19 53 (2.82%) Project Manager
19 53 (2.82%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (12.49%) FIX Protocol
2 218 (11.58%) Spring
3 176 (9.35%) .NET
4 138 (7.33%) XML
5 126 (6.70%) REST
6 122 (6.48%) AngularJS
7 116 (6.16%) HTML
8 91 (4.84%) Hibernate
9 81 (4.30%) Spring MVC
10 80 (4.25%) Spring Boot
11 79 (4.20%) CSS
12 73 (3.88%) J2SE
13 72 (3.83%) RESTful
14 70 (3.72%) JMS
14 70 (3.72%) Middleware
15 67 (3.56%) J2EE
16 63 (3.35%) Kafka
17 54 (2.87%) WebSockets
18 53 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
19 52 (2.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 474 (25.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 343 (18.23%) Analytical Skills
3 329 (17.48%) Derivative
4 240 (12.75%) Equities
5 189 (10.04%) Fintech
6 184 (9.78%) Computer Science
7 155 (8.24%) Algorithms
8 118 (6.27%) Data Structures
9 92 (4.89%) Fixed Income
10 84 (4.46%) Management Information System
11 83 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
12 75 (3.99%) Hedge funds
13 68 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
14 56 (2.98%) Equity Derivative
15 54 (2.87%) Data Centre
16 36 (1.91%) Online Games
17 35 (1.86%) User Experience
18 34 (1.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 28 (1.49%) Clustering
19 28 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 443 (23.54%) Linux
2 237 (12.59%) Unix
3 158 (8.40%) Windows
4 36 (1.91%) CentOS
5 33 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (1.06%) Windows 7
6 20 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 16 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.64%) Debian
9 11 (0.58%) Android
9 11 (0.58%) Mac OS X
9 11 (0.58%) Solaris
10 9 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.32%) Fedora
11 6 (0.32%) SUSE
12 5 (0.27%) AIX
13 2 (0.11%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (43.89%) Multithreading
2 803 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
3 649 (34.48%) Asset Management
3 649 (34.48%) Wealth Management
4 353 (18.76%) Electronic Trading
4 353 (18.76%) OO
5 329 (17.48%) Software Engineering
6 313 (16.63%) SDLC
7 290 (15.41%) BDD
8 263 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
9 227 (12.06%) High Availability
10 223 (11.85%) TDD
11 210 (11.16%) Scrum
12 192 (10.20%) OOD
13 166 (8.82%) Software Delivery
14 163 (8.66%) Test Automation
15 140 (7.44%) Mathematics
16 134 (7.12%) Project Management
17 133 (7.07%) MVC
18 132 (7.01%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1160 (61.64%) Java
2 346 (18.38%) C#
3 325 (17.27%) C++
4 287 (15.25%) Python
5 268 (14.24%) SQL
6 207 (11.00%) Perl
7 148 (7.86%) C
8 147 (7.81%) JavaScript
9 97 (5.15%) Bash Shell
10 84 (4.46%) Shell Script
11 61 (3.24%) Ruby
12 57 (3.03%) T-SQL
13 56 (2.98%) Scala
14 49 (2.60%) F#
15 37 (1.97%) VB.NET
16 30 (1.59%) Groovy
17 24 (1.28%) PowerShell
18 17 (0.90%) TypeScript
18 17 (0.90%) XAML
19 16 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 239 (12.70%) Degree
2 93 (4.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 76 (4.04%) Master's Degree
4 46 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (2.23%) CCNP
6 30 (1.59%) CCIE
7 28 (1.49%) PhD
8 9 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.37%) Security Cleared
9 7 (0.37%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.32%) CCNA
11 4 (0.21%) RHCE
12 3 (0.16%) CISM
12 3 (0.16%) CISSP
13 2 (0.11%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.11%) RHCSA
14 1 (0.053%) CCDA
14 1 (0.053%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 1 (0.053%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (5.74%) QA
2 40 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 35 (1.86%) SEPA
4 7 (0.37%) MiFID
5 5 (0.27%) SLA
6 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.16%) PMO
7 1 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.053%) GCP
7 1 (0.053%) GDPR
7 1 (0.053%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 30 (1.59%) NFS
2 28 (1.49%) Docker
2 28 (1.49%) iptables
2 28 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.69%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.53%) DFS Replication
6 10 (0.53%) Terminal Server
7 9 (0.48%) KVM
7 9 (0.48%) XenServer
8 8 (0.43%) Firmware
9 7 (0.37%) LXC
10 6 (0.32%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.21%) HDFS
13 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.053%) etcd
14 1 (0.053%) GPFS
14 1 (0.053%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 39 (2.07%) Opsview
2 35 (1.86%) Puppet
3 31 (1.65%) Ansible
4 27 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.96%) Nagios
6 13 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
7 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 10 (0.53%) SCCM
7 10 (0.53%) WMI
8 9 (0.48%) CFEngine
8 9 (0.48%) Oracle ZFS
9 8 (0.43%) Kubernetes
9 8 (0.43%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.37%) yum
11 6 (0.32%) Cobbler
11 6 (0.32%) collectd
11 6 (0.32%) rkt
12 5 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.21%) Mesos
Vendors
1 167 (8.87%) Oracle
2 79 (4.20%) ION Trading
3 71 (3.77%) TIBCO
4 65 (3.45%) Murex
5 64 (3.40%) Sun
6 62 (3.29%) Microsoft
7 59 (3.13%) Red Hat
8 46 (2.44%) Juniper
8 46 (2.44%) Splunk
9 42 (2.23%) Cisco
10 33 (1.75%) Sybase
11 29 (1.54%) StreamBase
12 27 (1.43%) VMware
13 23 (1.22%) Citrix
14 20 (1.06%) SAP
15 19 (1.01%) Arista
16 17 (0.90%) HP
17 16 (0.85%) Solace
18 14 (0.74%) F5
18 14 (0.74%) Google