Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 418 341 391
Rank change year-on-year -77 +50 +78
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 1,252 1,579 1,634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.92% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.02% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 954 1,397 1,400
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £116,250 £112,500 £113,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -13.04%

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 161,014 154,894 182,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.83% 90.44% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 130,470 127,500 151,953
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,875 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 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 -67 1,243 £75,000 - 211
London -45 1,083 £77,500 -1.59% 187
UK excluding London -69 169 £50,000 -9.09% 31
South East -47 47 £50,000 -9.09% 8
East of England +6 46 £60,000 -7.69% 8
South West +20 38 £40,000 -27.27% 3
North of England -42 19 £53,250 -3.18% 5
North West -18 13 £53,250 -10.50% 1
Midlands -26 13 £50,000 -9.09%
West Midlands -16 8 £52,500 -8.70%
Yorkshire -1 6 £50,000 - 3
East Midlands +3 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Scotland -42 5 £62,000 +125.45% 4
Wales - 3 £57,500 -
Northern Ireland -1 1 £32,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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.

1 702 (56.07%) Java
2 687 (54.87%) Finance
3 418 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
4 389 (31.07%) Multithreading
5 377 (30.11%) Banking
6 312 (24.92%) Linux
7 264 (21.09%) Python
8 262 (20.93%) Problem-Solving
9 259 (20.69%) Front Office
10 246 (19.65%) SQL
11 243 (19.41%) C++
12 230 (18.37%) Software Engineering
13 221 (17.65%) Investment Banking
14 212 (16.93%) TDD
15 195 (15.58%) OO
16 190 (15.18%) Degree
17 186 (14.86%) C#
18 182 (14.54%) DevOps
19 181 (14.46%) Computer Science
20 177 (14.14%) Big Data
21 175 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
22 171 (13.66%) Spring
23 168 (13.42%) JavaScript
24 161 (12.86%) Unix
25 160 (12.78%) Fintech
26 157 (12.54%) NoSQL
26 157 (12.54%) Electronic Trading
27 154 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
28 146 (11.66%) Risk Management
29 144 (11.50%) Financial Institution

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 44 (3.51%) Apache Spark
2 39 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
4 12 (0.96%) Apache
5 9 (0.72%) Drupal
5 9 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.48%) Apache Solr
6 6 (0.48%) Ethereum
7 5 (0.40%) SAS
8 4 (0.32%) Confluence
8 4 (0.32%) Lightstreamer
9 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.24%) GemFire
9 3 (0.24%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.16%) IIS
10 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.080%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.080%) JBoss
11 1 (0.080%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.40%) Simulink
5 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.16%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 12 (0.96%) ION MarketView
2 9 (0.72%) RMDS
3 8 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 124 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (4.07%) GitHub
3 32 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 32 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.56%) OpenShift
4 20 (1.60%) Amazon S3
4 20 (1.60%) Serverless
5 19 (1.52%) npm
6 17 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
6 17 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.12%) SaaS
8 11 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (0.88%) NuGet
9 10 (0.80%) CloudFront
10 9 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
10 9 (0.72%) IaaS
11 8 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.51%) Multicast
2 43 (3.43%) BGP
2 43 (3.43%) WAN
3 41 (3.27%) OSPF
4 37 (2.96%) LAN
5 33 (2.64%) TCP/IP
6 23 (1.84%) Firewall
7 22 (1.76%) Ethernet
8 21 (1.68%) DNS
9 19 (1.52%) VPN
10 18 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (1.20%) MPLS
13 14 (1.12%) NX-OS
13 14 (1.12%) SNMP
14 13 (1.04%) HTTP
15 12 (0.96%) Internet
15 12 (0.96%) Network Security
15 12 (0.96%) RIP
16 11 (0.88%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (14.14%) Big Data
2 157 (12.54%) NoSQL
3 82 (6.55%) Relational Database
4 68 (5.43%) SQL Server
5 58 (4.63%) MongoDB
6 57 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 48 (3.83%) RDBMS
8 47 (3.75%) Hadoop
9 34 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (2.32%) DB2
11 26 (2.08%) MySQL
12 21 (1.68%) KDB
13 17 (1.36%) Data Lake
14 15 (1.20%) Apache Hive
14 15 (1.20%) Neo4j
14 15 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (1.12%) Redis
16 13 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.96%) Blockchain
18 11 (0.88%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 104 (8.31%) Maven
2 98 (7.83%) Git (software)
3 72 (5.75%) Jenkins
4 56 (4.47%) JUnit
5 44 (3.51%) Gradle
6 37 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
7 23 (1.84%) JIRA
8 22 (1.76%) Mockito
9 19 (1.52%) gulp
9 19 (1.52%) Subversion
10 17 (1.36%) Cucumber
11 14 (1.12%) Jasmine
12 12 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.96%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
13 10 (0.80%) NUnit
13 10 (0.80%) Selenium
14 8 (0.64%) FitNesse
14 8 (0.64%) PHPUnit
14 8 (0.64%) Protractor
General
1 687 (54.87%) Finance
2 377 (30.11%) Banking
3 259 (20.69%) Front Office
4 221 (17.65%) Investment Banking
5 144 (11.50%) Financial Institution
6 78 (6.23%) Games
7 42 (3.35%) Retail
8 40 (3.19%) Online Betting
9 33 (2.64%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.04%) Marketing
11 12 (0.96%) Advertising
11 12 (0.96%) Electronics
12 9 (0.72%) Back Office
12 9 (0.72%) Legal
13 8 (0.64%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.40%) Law
15 3 (0.24%) Automotive
16 2 (0.16%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.080%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 709 (56.63%) Developer
2 384 (30.67%) Java Developer
3 142 (11.34%) Senior Developer
4 113 (9.03%) C++ Developer
5 84 (6.71%) Software Engineer
6 68 (5.43%) Senior Java Developer
7 62 (4.95%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 57 (4.55%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 55 (4.39%) C# Developer
10 52 (4.15%) Front Office Developer
11 50 (3.99%) Network Engineer
12 48 (3.83%) Java Engineer
13 44 (3.51%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 42 (3.35%) Architect
14 42 (3.35%) Software Developer
15 37 (2.96%) Cloud Engineer
16 34 (2.72%) Java Software Engineer
17 32 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
18 27 (2.16%) .NET Developer
18 27 (2.16%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (13.66%) Spring
2 138 (11.02%) AngularJS
3 118 (9.42%) HTML
4 108 (8.63%) Web Services
5 107 (8.55%) FIX Protocol
6 104 (8.31%) Kafka
7 101 (8.07%) RESTful
8 98 (7.83%) .NET
9 93 (7.43%) REST
10 75 (5.99%) CSS
11 68 (5.43%) JMS
12 64 (5.11%) Node.js
13 63 (5.03%) React
14 57 (4.55%) HTML5
15 56 (4.47%) Hibernate
16 52 (4.15%) Akka
17 47 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
18 40 (3.19%) WebSockets
19 37 (2.96%) XML
20 36 (2.88%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 181 (14.46%) Computer Science
2 175 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
3 160 (12.78%) Fintech
4 129 (10.30%) Algorithms
5 126 (10.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 124 (9.90%) Equities
7 122 (9.74%) Cyberthreat
8 102 (8.15%) Fixed Income
9 87 (6.95%) Hedge funds
10 83 (6.63%) Derivative
11 81 (6.47%) Greenfield Project
12 59 (4.71%) Data Centre
13 53 (4.23%) Data Structures
14 47 (3.75%) Online Games
14 47 (3.75%) Private Cloud
15 44 (3.51%) Public Cloud
16 41 (3.27%) Over-the-Top Content
17 37 (2.96%) Mobile App
18 32 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
19 29 (2.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 312 (24.92%) Linux
2 161 (12.86%) Unix
3 62 (4.95%) Windows
4 29 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (1.60%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.96%) Solaris
7 11 (0.88%) CentOS
8 6 (0.48%) Robot Operating System
9 5 (0.40%) SUSE
10 2 (0.16%) AIX
10 2 (0.16%) Debian
10 2 (0.16%) VMS
11 1 (0.080%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.080%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (31.07%) Multithreading
3 262 (20.93%) Problem-Solving
4 230 (18.37%) Software Engineering
5 212 (16.93%) TDD
6 195 (15.58%) OO
7 182 (14.54%) DevOps
8 157 (12.54%) Electronic Trading
9 154 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
10 146 (11.66%) Risk Management
11 140 (11.18%) Microservices
12 138 (11.02%) E-Commerce
13 133 (10.62%) Investment Management
14 130 (10.38%) Mathematics
15 123 (9.82%) SDLC
15 123 (9.82%) Strategic Thinking
16 121 (9.66%) Scrum
17 120 (9.58%) Innovative Thinking
18 97 (7.75%) Algorithmic Trading
19 91 (7.27%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 702 (56.07%) Java
2 264 (21.09%) Python
3 246 (19.65%) SQL
4 243 (19.41%) C++
5 186 (14.86%) C#
6 168 (13.42%) JavaScript
7 132 (10.54%) Java 8
8 115 (9.19%) Scala
9 76 (6.07%) Ruby
10 70 (5.59%) Perl
11 58 (4.63%) C
12 54 (4.31%) PHP
13 52 (4.15%) Bash Shell
14 33 (2.64%) F#
15 29 (2.32%) Shell Script
16 20 (1.60%) TypeScript
17 18 (1.44%) T-SQL
18 14 (1.12%) Go
19 11 (0.88%) Apple Swift
19 11 (0.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 190 (15.18%) Degree
2 65 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (2.48%) PhD
5 26 (2.08%) Master's Degree
6 23 (1.84%) CCNP
7 14 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.80%) RHCE
9 8 (0.64%) CCNA
9 8 (0.64%) Security Cleared
10 6 (0.48%) CCIE
10 6 (0.48%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.16%) PMP
12 2 (0.16%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.080%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.080%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.080%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.11%) QA
2 13 (1.04%) MiFID
3 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.16%) GDPR
4 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.080%) GCP
5 1 (0.080%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (2.40%) Docker
2 16 (1.28%) HDFS
3 14 (1.12%) NFS
4 12 (0.96%) Apache Flume
5 11 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.72%) Active Directory
7 8 (0.64%) iptables
8 7 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.48%) Firmware
10 5 (0.40%) GridGain
10 5 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (0.24%) KVM
11 3 (0.24%) LXC
11 3 (0.24%) Samba
12 2 (0.16%) QEMU
13 1 (0.080%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.080%) MapR-FS
13 1 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 71 (5.67%) Puppet
2 70 (5.59%) Ansible
3 39 (3.12%) Nagios
4 20 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.12%) Kibana
6 10 (0.80%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.56%) Mesos
8 6 (0.48%) Oozie
9 5 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.32%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.32%) systemd
11 3 (0.24%) Grafana
11 3 (0.24%) logstash
12 2 (0.16%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.16%) Terraform
12 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.080%) Ambari
13 1 (0.080%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.080%) Observium
13 1 (0.080%) yum
Vendors
1 121 (9.66%) Oracle
2 82 (6.55%) TIBCO
3 60 (4.79%) Sybase
4 46 (3.67%) Cisco
5 43 (3.43%) Microsoft
6 40 (3.19%) Splunk
7 38 (3.04%) Red Hat
8 32 (2.56%) AppDynamics
8 32 (2.56%) Qualys
8 32 (2.56%) WorldPay
9 26 (2.08%) Juniper
10 23 (1.84%) Solace
11 19 (1.52%) Arista
12 17 (1.36%) StreamBase
13 15 (1.20%) Citrix
13 15 (1.20%) ION Trading
13 15 (1.20%) Reuters
14 14 (1.12%) Palo Alto
14 14 (1.12%) Tableau
15 13 (1.04%) VMware