Period
to 25 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Protocol Buffers skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Protocol Buffers over the 6 months to 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Protocol Buffers (protobuf)
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 639 1030 1125
Rank change year-on-year +391 +95 +71
Permanent jobs citing Protocol Buffers 46 39 37
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.029% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.076% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 34 37 37
Median annual salary £95,000 £70,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £62,750 £40,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £126,250 £95,000 £126,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year -11.54% +25.00% -5.45%

Protocol Buffers is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 21,430 51,215 65,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.88% 37.61% 39.99%
Number of salaries quoted 18,290 42,110 54,312
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +3.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Protocol Buffers
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Protocol Buffers as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Protocol Buffers in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Protocol Buffers.

Salary trend for Protocol Buffers in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Protocol Buffers over the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Protocol Buffers in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Protocol Buffers within the UK over the 6 months to 25 October 2020. 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 +386 46 £95,000 +35.71% 2
London +283 44 £95,000 +26.67% 2
UK excluding London +298 2 £57,500 -11.54%
South East +209 2 £57,500 -11.54%
Work from Home - 1 £110,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 October 2020, IT jobs citing Protocol Buffers 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 Protocol Buffers.

1 40 (86.96%) Java
2 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (56.52%) Microservices
3 25 (54.35%) Finance
4 19 (41.30%) Kafka
4 19 (41.30%) gRPC
5 18 (39.13%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (39.13%) DevOps
5 18 (39.13%) Kubernetes
6 17 (36.96%) Spring
7 16 (34.78%) CQRS
8 15 (32.61%) Google
8 15 (32.61%) Linux
9 14 (30.43%) Front Office
9 14 (30.43%) Big Data
10 13 (28.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (26.09%) Open Source
11 12 (26.09%) Web Services
11 12 (26.09%) Multithreading
12 11 (23.91%) Software Engineering
12 11 (23.91%) Mentoring
13 10 (21.74%) Dependency Injection
14 9 (19.57%) Banking
14 9 (19.57%) Scala
14 9 (19.57%) Hadoop
14 9 (19.57%) Analytics
14 9 (19.57%) MongoDB
14 9 (19.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 9 (19.57%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (19.57%) Go

Protocol Buffers
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 9 (19.57%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (17.39%) Apache Spark
3 7 (15.22%) Apache
Business Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) SaaS
2 5 (10.87%) Amazon S3
2 5 (10.87%) AWS
3 4 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (8.70%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (8.70%) Azure
3 4 (8.70%) GCP
3 4 (8.70%) Serverless
4 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) Big Data
2 13 (28.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (19.57%) Hadoop
3 9 (19.57%) MongoDB
4 8 (17.39%) HBase
4 8 (17.39%) KDB
4 8 (17.39%) NoSQL
5 5 (10.87%) JanusGraph
6 3 (6.52%) Redis
7 2 (4.35%) Tick Data
8 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Maven
2 2 (4.35%) Android Studio
2 2 (4.35%) Gradle
2 2 (4.35%) JUnit
2 2 (4.35%) Mockito
General
1 25 (54.35%) Finance
2 14 (30.43%) Front Office
3 9 (19.57%) Banking
4 4 (8.70%) Advertising
5 2 (4.35%) Retail
6 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (84.78%) Developer
2 24 (52.17%) Java Developer
3 11 (23.91%) Senior Developer
4 10 (21.74%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Lead Developer
6 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Integration Developer
6 6 (13.04%) Integration Developer
6 6 (13.04%) Senior Integration Developer
7 5 (10.87%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 5 (10.87%) Software Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 4 (8.70%) Python Developer
8 4 (8.70%) Python Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Python Software Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Technical Leader
9 3 (6.52%) Full Stack Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Android Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Principal Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) gRPC
1 19 (41.30%) Kafka
2 17 (36.96%) Spring
3 12 (26.09%) Web Services
4 8 (17.39%) Apache Thrift
4 8 (17.39%) Guice
4 8 (17.39%) JSON
4 8 (17.39%) Lucene
4 8 (17.39%) OAuth
4 8 (17.39%) REST
4 8 (17.39%) ZeroMQ
5 6 (13.04%) Apache Camel
5 6 (13.04%) JMS
5 6 (13.04%) OpenID
5 6 (13.04%) Spring Boot
6 4 (8.70%) Node.js
6 4 (8.70%) NumPy
6 4 (8.70%) React
6 4 (8.70%) SciPy
6 4 (8.70%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Cloud Native
2 8 (17.39%) Fixed Income
3 7 (15.22%) Virtual Team
4 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
5 4 (8.70%) Derivative
5 4 (8.70%) Equities
5 4 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (8.70%) Life Science
5 4 (8.70%) Private Cloud
5 4 (8.70%) Robotics
6 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) Linux
2 7 (15.22%) Windows
3 3 (6.52%) Android
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (56.52%) Microservices
2 18 (39.13%) DevOps
2 18 (39.13%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (34.78%) CQRS
4 12 (26.09%) Multithreading
4 12 (26.09%) Open Source
5 11 (23.91%) Mentoring
5 11 (23.91%) Software Engineering
6 10 (21.74%) Dependency Injection
7 9 (19.57%) Analytics
7 9 (19.57%) API Development
8 8 (17.39%) Creative Thinking
8 8 (17.39%) Data Science
8 8 (17.39%) Fintech
8 8 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (17.39%) User Stories
9 7 (15.22%) Artificial Intelligence
10 6 (13.04%) Electronic Trading
10 6 (13.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (86.96%) Java
2 9 (19.57%) Go
2 9 (19.57%) Scala
3 8 (17.39%) Python
4 4 (8.70%) C
5 3 (6.52%) Java 8
5 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.52%) SQL
6 2 (4.35%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (39.13%) Kubernetes
2 9 (19.57%) Istio
3 4 (8.70%) Zipkin
4 1 (2.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Google
2 8 (17.39%) ION Trading
3 6 (13.04%) Bloomberg
4 2 (4.35%) Tradeweb
5 1 (2.17%) Spotify