Period
to 19 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Low Latency
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 458 398 349
Rank change year-on-year -60 -49 +34
Permanent jobs citing Low Latency 943 1,354 1,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.77% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.84% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 838 1,006 1,342
UK median annual salary £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £115,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - -13.04% +12.20%

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 139,013 161,247 158,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.74% 91.84% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 109,707 130,895 130,572
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Low Latency in the UK

Low Latency
Top 16 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 February 2019. 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 -82 896 £80,000 +6.67% 188
London -73 749 £87,500 +16.67% 138
UK excluding London +89 191 £50,000 - 54
South East +49 60 £65,000 +30.00% 11
North of England +61 37 £45,000 -12.62% 13
Scotland +33 30 £45,500 -26.61% 3
South West +21 26 £45,000 +12.50% 4
North West +24 17 £62,500 +21.36% 8
East of England +10 17 £67,500 +12.50% 18
Yorkshire +62 15 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Northern Ireland - 10 £37,500 - 1
Midlands +15 7 £45,000 -10.00% 4
East Midlands +13 6 £45,000 -1.10% 3
North East - 5 £45,000 - 1
Wales +14 4 £45,000 -21.74%
West Midlands +16 1 £45,000 -14.29% 1

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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.

1 461 (48.89%) Finance
2 445 (47.19%) Java
3 308 (32.66%) Multithreading
4 278 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
5 242 (25.66%) Linux
6 232 (24.60%) C++
7 207 (21.95%) Front Office
8 206 (21.85%) Python
9 199 (21.10%) C#
10 164 (17.39%) Banking
11 152 (16.12%) SQL
12 147 (15.59%) JavaScript
13 141 (14.95%) Unix
14 140 (14.85%) .NET
14 140 (14.85%) Electronic Trading
15 121 (12.83%) Computer Science
16 120 (12.73%) Software Engineering
17 119 (12.62%) Fintech
18 109 (11.56%) TDD
18 109 (11.56%) OO
19 107 (11.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 105 (11.13%) Git (software)
21 98 (10.39%) DevOps
22 95 (10.07%) Degree
23 92 (9.76%) Java 8
24 89 (9.44%) Derivative
25 88 (9.33%) Microservices
26 87 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
27 80 (8.48%) Algorithms
28 79 (8.38%) Bash Shell

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 24 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (1.91%) Apache Spark
2 18 (1.91%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (0.53%) Apache
4 3 (0.32%) JBoss
4 3 (0.32%) Jetty
4 3 (0.32%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.21%) Confluence
5 2 (0.21%) IIS
5 2 (0.21%) Mule
5 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.11%) CMS
6 1 (0.11%) MTS
6 1 (0.11%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.42%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.53%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.21%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 76 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.33%) GitHub
4 17 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.27%) SaaS
7 10 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.95%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.85%) Serverless
10 6 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
11 5 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.53%) Runscope
12 4 (0.42%) Apigee
12 4 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.42%) Cloudflare
12 4 (0.42%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.42%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.03%) HTTP
2 37 (3.92%) VPN
3 35 (3.71%) WAN
4 34 (3.61%) LAN
5 27 (2.86%) Firewall
5 27 (2.86%) MPLS
6 24 (2.55%) Internet
7 23 (2.44%) BGP
7 23 (2.44%) Ethernet
7 23 (2.44%) OSPF
8 22 (2.33%) Multicast
9 17 (1.80%) Network Security
9 17 (1.80%) TCP/IP
10 15 (1.59%) Wireless
11 9 (0.95%) AMQP
11 9 (0.95%) DNS
11 9 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (0.85%) IPv6
12 8 (0.85%) VLAN
12 8 (0.85%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 69 (7.32%) Big Data
3 67 (7.10%) Relational Database
4 39 (4.14%) RDBMS
5 38 (4.03%) NoSQL
6 34 (3.61%) MongoDB
7 28 (2.97%) Oracle Database
8 27 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (2.44%) KDB
10 19 (2.01%) Hadoop
11 15 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.48%) Blockchain
13 13 (1.38%) Tick Data
14 12 (1.27%) Kdb+
14 12 (1.27%) MySQL
15 8 (0.85%) Redis
16 7 (0.74%) Data Lake
17 6 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 6 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
18 5 (0.53%) Riak
Development Applications
1 105 (11.13%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.45%) AccuRev
3 41 (4.35%) Maven
4 36 (3.82%) JUnit
5 35 (3.71%) TeamCity
6 34 (3.61%) Gradle
7 24 (2.55%) Jenkins
8 17 (1.80%) JIRA
9 16 (1.70%) Subversion
10 12 (1.27%) Xcode
11 9 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.64%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.53%) Mockito
14 4 (0.42%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.42%) Hudson
14 4 (0.42%) IntelliJ
15 3 (0.32%) Visual Studio
16 1 (0.11%) Ant
16 1 (0.11%) NUnit
General
1 461 (48.89%) Finance
2 207 (21.95%) Front Office
3 164 (17.39%) Banking
4 47 (4.98%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.76%) Retail
6 22 (2.33%) Financial Institution
7 20 (2.12%) Back Office
8 17 (1.80%) Games
9 13 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.27%) General Ledger
11 10 (1.06%) Advertising
12 8 (0.85%) Electronics
12 8 (0.85%) Marketing
12 8 (0.85%) Online Betting
13 7 (0.74%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.53%) Publishing
15 2 (0.21%) Automotive
16 1 (0.11%) French Language
16 1 (0.11%) International Banking
16 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 592 (62.78%) Developer
2 287 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 124 (13.15%) C++ Developer
4 105 (11.13%) C# Developer
5 71 (7.53%) Software Engineer
6 66 (7.00%) Senior Developer
7 52 (5.51%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 45 (4.77%) .NET Developer
9 40 (4.24%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 38 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
10 38 (4.03%) Front Office Developer
11 37 (3.92%) Network Engineer
12 35 (3.71%) Senior Java Developer
13 31 (3.29%) Software Developer
14 29 (3.08%) C# Software Engineer
15 28 (2.97%) Architect
15 28 (2.97%) Engineering Manager
15 28 (2.97%) Java Engineer
15 28 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
16 26 (2.76%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (14.85%) .NET
2 78 (8.27%) FIX Protocol
3 64 (6.79%) Spring
4 55 (5.83%) HTML
4 55 (5.83%) REST
5 54 (5.73%) jQuery
6 53 (5.62%) Kafka
7 47 (4.98%) CSS
8 44 (4.67%) ASP.NET
8 44 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 41 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 41 (4.35%) STL
10 37 (3.92%) React
11 36 (3.82%) RESTful
12 34 (3.61%) HTML5
13 32 (3.39%) JMS
14 27 (2.86%) CSS3
14 27 (2.86%) Node.js
15 25 (2.65%) Middleware
15 25 (2.65%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 119 (12.62%) Fintech
2 107 (11.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 89 (9.44%) Derivative
4 80 (8.48%) Algorithms
5 78 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (6.68%) Equities
7 58 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
8 53 (5.62%) Hedge funds
9 49 (5.20%) Data Structures
10 38 (4.03%) Data Centre
11 30 (3.18%) Fixed Income
12 22 (2.33%) Analytical Mindset
12 22 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
13 19 (2.01%) Public Cloud
14 13 (1.38%) Mobile App
15 11 (1.17%) Grid Computing
15 11 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
15 11 (1.17%) Virtual Team
16 6 (0.64%) Cloud Native
16 6 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 242 (25.66%) Linux
2 141 (14.95%) Unix
3 61 (6.47%) Windows
4 18 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.38%) Android
5 13 (1.38%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.74%) CentOS
8 6 (0.64%) Solaris
8 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.42%) Debian
9 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.32%) SUSE
10 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (32.66%) Multithreading
2 278 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (14.85%) Electronic Trading
4 121 (12.83%) Computer Science
5 120 (12.73%) Software Engineering
6 109 (11.56%) OO
6 109 (11.56%) TDD
7 98 (10.39%) DevOps
8 88 (9.33%) Microservices
9 87 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
10 78 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (7.85%) Algorithmic Trading
11 74 (7.85%) Mathematics
12 69 (7.32%) MVC
13 67 (7.10%) Analytics
14 65 (6.89%) Test Automation
15 62 (6.57%) High Availability
15 62 (6.57%) Ultra-Low Latency
16 60 (6.36%) High-Frequency Trading
16 60 (6.36%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 445 (47.19%) Java
2 232 (24.60%) C++
3 206 (21.85%) Python
4 199 (21.10%) C#
5 152 (16.12%) SQL
6 147 (15.59%) JavaScript
7 92 (9.76%) Java 8
8 79 (8.38%) Bash Shell
9 75 (7.95%) Perl
10 46 (4.88%) Scala
11 29 (3.08%) Ruby
12 23 (2.44%) Go
13 20 (2.12%) TypeScript
14 19 (2.01%) AWK
14 19 (2.01%) PHP
15 13 (1.38%) R
15 13 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 11 (1.17%) C
17 8 (0.85%) PowerShell
18 4 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (10.07%) Degree
2 28 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (1.38%) CCIE
5 10 (1.06%) CCNP
6 8 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (0.85%) PhD
7 7 (0.74%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.64%) CCNA
8 6 (0.64%) RHCSA
9 4 (0.42%) CCDP
10 3 (0.32%) JNCIE
10 3 (0.32%) RHCE
11 2 (0.21%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.11%) MCSA
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.11%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.12%) QA
2 12 (1.27%) SLA
3 9 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.74%) GDPR
4 7 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.53%) SEPA
6 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (2.97%) Docker
2 15 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.53%) HDFS
5 4 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.32%) KVM
6 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 31 (3.29%) Ansible
2 20 (2.12%) Puppet
3 16 (1.70%) Nagios
4 14 (1.48%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.06%) ITRS Geneos
7 8 (0.85%) Mesos
8 7 (0.74%) Kibana
8 7 (0.74%) logstash
9 4 (0.42%) Consul
9 4 (0.42%) Control-M
9 4 (0.42%) HAProxy
9 4 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.32%) Grafana
10 3 (0.32%) Terraform
11 2 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.21%) Proxmox
11 2 (0.21%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (6.47%) Oracle
2 48 (5.09%) Microsoft
3 45 (4.77%) Cisco
3 45 (4.77%) TIBCO
4 30 (3.18%) Red Hat
5 23 (2.44%) Reuters
6 19 (2.01%) Solace
7 18 (1.91%) Arista
7 18 (1.91%) GoldenSource
7 18 (1.91%) Juniper
8 17 (1.80%) Bloomberg
8 17 (1.80%) StreamBase
9 16 (1.70%) Palo Alto
10 14 (1.48%) F5
10 14 (1.48%) Sybase
11 12 (1.27%) Sun
12 11 (1.17%) ION Trading
12 11 (1.17%) Splunk
13 10 (1.06%) Google
14 9 (0.95%) HP