Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 364 322 404
Rank change year-on-year -42 +82 +6
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 1,396 1,869 1,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 1.03% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.13% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 903 1,115 1,313
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £110,750 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33% +14.29%

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 148,602 165,637 171,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.48% 90.96%
Number of salaries quoted 118,085 131,103 142,989
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £84,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -47 1,356 £77,500 +10.71% 183
London -43 1,192 £85,000 +13.33% 158
UK excluding London +97 200 £50,000 -9.09% 29
South East +66 88 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Scotland +35 31 £45,500 +7.06% 1
North of England +9 28 £45,000 -18.18% 6
South West +22 27 £45,000 - 3
East of England +8 16 £67,500 +12.50% 3
North West -6 11 £67,500 +22.73% 3
Yorkshire +28 10 £45,000 -18.18% 2
North East - 7 £45,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -1 5 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Midlands +13 3 £35,000 -33.33% 1
East Midlands -9 3 £35,000 -36.36%
Wales +13 2 £45,000 -18.18%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 848 (60.74%) Finance
2 816 (58.45%) Java
3 536 (38.40%) Banking
4 452 (32.38%) Problem-Solving
5 436 (31.23%) Investment Banking
6 424 (30.37%) Big Data
7 401 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
8 386 (27.65%) Financial Institution
9 380 (27.22%) Multithreading
10 372 (26.65%) Investment Management
11 369 (26.43%) Risk Management
12 358 (25.64%) Strategic Thinking
12 358 (25.64%) Innovative Thinking
13 357 (25.57%) Cyberthreat
14 339 (24.28%) Python
15 335 (24.00%) Linux
16 310 (22.21%) Analytical Skills
17 308 (22.06%) Degree
18 300 (21.49%) SQL
19 280 (20.06%) C++
20 262 (18.77%) Computer Science
21 258 (18.48%) JavaScript
22 254 (18.19%) Front Office
23 250 (17.91%) OO
24 242 (17.34%) TDD
25 217 (15.54%) Unix
26 196 (14.04%) C#
27 187 (13.40%) Software Engineering
28 184 (13.18%) SDLC
29 181 (12.97%) DevOps

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 62 (4.44%) Apache Spark
2 49 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
4 10 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 8 (0.57%) Apache
5 8 (0.57%) Confluence
5 8 (0.57%) IIS
6 7 (0.50%) Jetty
7 3 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.21%) CMS
7 3 (0.21%) Ethereum
7 3 (0.21%) GemFire
7 3 (0.21%) JBoss
7 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.072%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.072%) Appian
9 1 (0.072%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.072%) Mule
9 1 (0.072%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.21%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.072%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.43%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.36%) MetaTrader
2 5 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.21%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 3 (0.21%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 114 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.36%) GitHub
6 14 (1.00%) PaaS
7 10 (0.72%) Serverless
8 8 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.57%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (0.43%) SaaS
10 5 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.36%) Apigee
10 5 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.36%) npm
11 3 (0.21%) Cloudflare
11 3 (0.21%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.21%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.21%) Runscope
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.08%) Multicast
2 36 (2.58%) TCP/IP
3 35 (2.51%) BGP
3 35 (2.51%) Ethernet
3 35 (2.51%) OSPF
4 32 (2.29%) LAN
4 32 (2.29%) WAN
5 31 (2.22%) HTTP
5 31 (2.22%) Internet
6 26 (1.86%) VPN
7 25 (1.79%) Firewall
8 23 (1.65%) MPLS
9 20 (1.43%) EIGRP
10 16 (1.15%) DNS
11 13 (0.93%) DHCP
11 13 (0.93%) Network Security
12 12 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 9 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (0.64%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (30.37%) Big Data
2 140 (10.03%) Relational Database
3 126 (9.03%) NoSQL
4 114 (8.17%) MongoDB
5 68 (4.87%) SQL Server
6 63 (4.51%) RDBMS
7 54 (3.87%) Hadoop
8 50 (3.58%) DB2
9 38 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
10 37 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (1.79%) Blockchain
11 25 (1.79%) KDB
12 22 (1.58%) Apache Hive
13 20 (1.43%) Data Lake
14 19 (1.36%) Redis
15 17 (1.22%) Oracle Database
16 16 (1.15%) Neo4j
17 13 (0.93%) MemSQL
17 13 (0.93%) MySQL
18 11 (0.79%) Flink
Development Applications
1 75 (5.37%) Maven
2 72 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 56 (4.01%) JUnit
4 47 (3.37%) Gradle
5 35 (2.51%) Jenkins
6 29 (2.08%) JIRA
7 27 (1.93%) Subversion
8 25 (1.79%) TeamCity
9 15 (1.07%) Cucumber
10 11 (0.79%) Mockito
11 8 (0.57%) FitNesse
11 8 (0.57%) gulp
12 7 (0.50%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.50%) IntelliJ
12 7 (0.50%) Selenium
13 6 (0.43%) AccuRev
13 6 (0.43%) JMeter
14 5 (0.36%) Hudson
14 5 (0.36%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 848 (60.74%) Finance
2 536 (38.40%) Banking
3 436 (31.23%) Investment Banking
4 386 (27.65%) Financial Institution
5 254 (18.19%) Front Office
6 34 (2.44%) Retail
7 29 (2.08%) Games
8 20 (1.43%) Back Office
9 17 (1.22%) Legal
9 17 (1.22%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.86%) Marketing
11 11 (0.79%) Online Betting
12 10 (0.72%) Multimedia
13 9 (0.64%) Electronics
14 7 (0.50%) Law
15 6 (0.43%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.36%) Publishing
17 4 (0.29%) French Language
18 3 (0.21%) Manufacturing
18 3 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 807 (57.81%) Developer
2 421 (30.16%) Java Developer
3 136 (9.74%) C++ Developer
4 98 (7.02%) Senior Developer
5 91 (6.52%) Software Engineer
6 68 (4.87%) C# Developer
7 53 (3.80%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 49 (3.51%) Python Developer
9 48 (3.44%) Senior Java Developer
10 44 (3.15%) Platform Engineer
11 41 (2.94%) Analyst
12 37 (2.65%) Front Office Developer
13 36 (2.58%) Data Engineer
14 35 (2.51%) Java Developer - Fintech
15 31 (2.22%) Linux Engineer
15 31 (2.22%) Network Engineer
15 31 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
16 30 (2.15%) .NET Developer
17 27 (1.93%) Lead Developer
17 27 (1.93%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (11.17%) AngularJS
2 151 (10.82%) HTML
3 144 (10.32%) Spring
4 131 (9.38%) Kafka
5 127 (9.10%) .NET
6 115 (8.24%) RESTful
7 97 (6.95%) React
8 95 (6.81%) HTML5
9 93 (6.66%) REST
10 89 (6.38%) CSS
11 82 (5.87%) Web Services
12 80 (5.73%) FIX Protocol
13 47 (3.37%) Node.js
13 47 (3.37%) RabbitMQ
14 46 (3.30%) Spring Boot
15 44 (3.15%) JMS
16 43 (3.08%) CSS3
16 43 (3.08%) Hibernate
17 42 (3.01%) Akka
18 39 (2.79%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 357 (25.57%) Cyberthreat
2 310 (22.21%) Analytical Skills
3 262 (18.77%) Computer Science
4 168 (12.03%) Fintech
5 139 (9.96%) Algorithms
5 139 (9.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 119 (8.52%) Equities
7 108 (7.74%) Fixed Income
8 91 (6.52%) Derivative
9 88 (6.30%) Greenfield Project
10 87 (6.23%) Data Structures
11 76 (5.44%) Hedge funds
12 68 (4.87%) Self-Motivation
13 51 (3.65%) Data Centre
14 43 (3.08%) Mobile App
15 36 (2.58%) Analytical Mindset
16 30 (2.15%) User Experience
17 28 (2.01%) Virtual Team
18 26 (1.86%) Management Information System
19 20 (1.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 335 (24.00%) Linux
2 217 (15.54%) Unix
3 104 (7.45%) Windows
4 17 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (1.07%) CentOS
6 13 (0.93%) Fedora
7 12 (0.86%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.50%) Solaris
8 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.43%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.29%) Debian
11 3 (0.21%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.21%) SUSE
11 3 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.14%) Android
12 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.072%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (32.38%) Problem-Solving
2 401 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
3 380 (27.22%) Multithreading
4 372 (26.65%) Investment Management
5 369 (26.43%) Risk Management
6 358 (25.64%) Innovative Thinking
6 358 (25.64%) Strategic Thinking
7 250 (17.91%) OO
8 242 (17.34%) TDD
9 187 (13.40%) Software Engineering
10 184 (13.18%) SDLC
11 181 (12.97%) DevOps
12 180 (12.89%) Electronic Trading
13 154 (11.03%) Microservices
14 153 (10.96%) Mathematics
15 130 (9.31%) Analytics
16 123 (8.81%) High Availability
17 120 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
18 106 (7.59%) Test Automation
19 104 (7.45%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 816 (58.45%) Java
2 339 (24.28%) Python
3 300 (21.49%) SQL
4 280 (20.06%) C++
5 258 (18.48%) JavaScript
6 196 (14.04%) C#
7 161 (11.53%) Java 8
8 130 (9.31%) Perl
9 80 (5.73%) Bash Shell
10 78 (5.59%) Scala
11 67 (4.80%) C
12 58 (4.15%) Shell Script
13 51 (3.65%) Ruby
14 30 (2.15%) TypeScript
15 28 (2.01%) R
16 19 (1.36%) Go
17 15 (1.07%) PowerShell
18 14 (1.00%) T-SQL
19 13 (0.93%) Bourne shell
19 13 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 308 (22.06%) Degree
2 79 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (3.37%) Master's Degree
4 27 (1.93%) Numerate Degree
5 21 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.29%) PhD
7 17 (1.22%) RHCE
8 15 (1.07%) CCNP
8 15 (1.07%) RHCSA
9 13 (0.93%) RHCA
10 11 (0.79%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.79%) Security Cleared
11 10 (0.72%) CCNA
12 6 (0.43%) CCIE
13 3 (0.21%) GSEC
13 3 (0.21%) MBA
14 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.14%) PMP
15 1 (0.072%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.08%) QA
2 10 (0.72%) SLA
3 9 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.57%) MiFID
5 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.36%) ISO 8583
6 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) PMO
7 2 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 59 (4.23%) Docker
2 17 (1.22%) HDFS
3 15 (1.07%) Apache Flume
4 13 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.21%) KVM
7 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.14%) Firmware
9 1 (0.072%) GridGain
9 1 (0.072%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (2.94%) Puppet
2 34 (2.44%) Ansible
3 27 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.65%) Kibana
5 13 (0.93%) Nagios
6 11 (0.79%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.64%) Mesos
8 8 (0.57%) Consul
9 7 (0.50%) Salt
9 7 (0.50%) WSUS
10 6 (0.43%) CFEngine
10 6 (0.43%) logstash
11 5 (0.36%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.29%) HP Fortify
12 4 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (0.21%) Grafana
13 3 (0.21%) SCCM
13 3 (0.21%) Terraform
14 2 (0.14%) Cacti
15 1 (0.072%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 100 (7.16%) Sybase
2 58 (4.15%) Oracle
3 54 (3.87%) Cisco
4 46 (3.30%) TIBCO
5 30 (2.15%) Microsoft
6 28 (2.01%) Google
7 27 (1.93%) StreamBase
8 23 (1.65%) Arista
8 23 (1.65%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.36%) Atlassian
10 17 (1.22%) F5
11 15 (1.07%) Juniper
11 15 (1.07%) Reuters
12 14 (1.00%) ION Trading
13 13 (0.93%) Citrix
13 13 (0.93%) HP
13 13 (0.93%) Solace
14 11 (0.79%) Bloomberg
14 11 (0.79%) Dell
15 10 (0.72%) Sun