Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Ultra-Low Latency skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Ultra-Low Latency over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ultra-Low Latency
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1121 1173 1261
Rank change year-on-year +52 +88 -20
Permanent jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 82 51 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.027% 0.014%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.030% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 82 46 29
UK median annual salary £85,000 £95,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +15.15% +6.45%
10th Percentile £42,500 £66,250 £53,500
90th Percentile £114,875 £130,000 £118,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 - £56,500

Ultra-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 161983 169953 194669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.37% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 127876 141202 160286
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Ultra-Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Ultra-Low Latency as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Ultra-Low Latency in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency.

Salary trend for Ultra-Low Latency in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Ultra-Low Latency in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 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 +91 81 £85,000 -10.53% 5
London +41 74 £85,000 -10.53% 5
UK excluding London - 8 £45,000 -
South East - 7 £45,000 -
East of England - 2 £45,000 -
Wales - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency.

1 82 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 69 (84.15%) Finance
3 25 (30.49%) C++
4 23 (28.05%) Multithreading
5 22 (26.83%) Linux
6 21 (25.61%) Hedge funds
7 19 (23.17%) Banking
8 16 (19.51%) Financial Institution
9 15 (18.29%) Front Office
9 15 (18.29%) Investment Banking
9 15 (18.29%) Mathematics
10 14 (17.07%) Electronic Trading
10 14 (17.07%) Multicast
10 14 (17.07%) Python
11 13 (15.85%) Computer Science
12 12 (14.63%) Data Centre
13 11 (13.41%) Physics
13 11 (13.41%) Project Management
13 11 (13.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
14 10 (12.20%) BGP
14 10 (12.20%) Unix
14 10 (12.20%) Service Delivery
14 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
14 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (10.98%) Algorithms
15 9 (10.98%) Analytics
15 9 (10.98%) FIX Protocol
15 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (10.98%) VMware

Ultra-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 4 (4.88%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.07%) Multicast
2 10 (12.20%) BGP
3 6 (7.32%) OSPF
3 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.10%) Firewall
5 4 (4.88%) Network Security
5 4 (4.88%) SAN
6 3 (3.66%) Extranet
6 3 (3.66%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.44%) ICMP
7 2 (2.44%) IGMP
7 2 (2.44%) SSH
7 2 (2.44%) VPN
7 2 (2.44%) WAN
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 69 (84.15%) Finance
2 19 (23.17%) Banking
3 16 (19.51%) Financial Institution
4 15 (18.29%) Front Office
4 15 (18.29%) Investment Banking
5 6 (7.32%) Back Office
6 2 (2.44%) Retail
7 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (30.49%) Developer
2 14 (17.07%) C++ Developer
3 11 (13.41%) Low Latency C++ Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Network Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) Software Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Market Data Manager
7 7 (8.54%) Senior Developer
8 6 (7.32%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
8 6 (7.32%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) C# Software Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Python Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Quantitative Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (9.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (6.10%) .NET
3 5 (6.10%) NumPy
4 4 (4.88%) Django
4 4 (4.88%) Flask
4 4 (4.88%) Qt
4 4 (4.88%) RESTful
4 4 (4.88%) SciPy
5 3 (3.66%) Pandas
6 1 (1.22%) J2SE
6 1 (1.22%) JMS
6 1 (1.22%) REST
6 1 (1.22%) Spring
6 1 (1.22%) Spring Security
6 1 (1.22%) STL
6 1 (1.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.61%) Hedge funds
2 13 (15.85%) Computer Science
3 12 (14.63%) Data Centre
4 11 (13.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (10.98%) Algorithms
6 9 (10.98%) Fintech
7 8 (9.76%) Data Structures
7 8 (9.76%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (6.10%) Equities
9 4 (4.88%) Eurex
10 3 (3.66%) Derivative
11 1 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (1.22%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.83%) Linux
2 10 (12.20%) Unix
3 9 (10.98%) Windows
4 6 (7.32%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.88%) AIX
6 4 (4.88%) CentOS
6 4 (4.88%) Debian
6 4 (4.88%) Solaris
6 4 (4.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 23 (28.05%) Multithreading
3 15 (18.29%) Mathematics
4 14 (17.07%) Electronic Trading
5 11 (13.41%) Physics
5 11 (13.41%) Project Management
6 10 (12.20%) Service Delivery
6 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
7 9 (10.98%) Analytics
7 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (9.76%) Financial Modelling
8 8 (9.76%) OO
8 8 (9.76%) OOP
8 8 (9.76%) Proprietary Trading
8 8 (9.76%) Validation
9 6 (7.32%) High Availability
9 6 (7.32%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.32%) Workflow
10 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 5 (6.10%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.49%) C++
2 14 (17.07%) Python
3 9 (10.98%) C#
3 9 (10.98%) SQL
4 4 (4.88%) Bourne shell
4 4 (4.88%) C-shell
4 4 (4.88%) Korn
4 4 (4.88%) Perl
4 4 (4.88%) PHP
5 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.44%) Java
7 1 (1.22%) C
7 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.22%) Ruby
7 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (9.76%) PhD
3 7 (8.54%) CCNA
4 6 (7.32%) CCNP
5 4 (4.88%) RHCE
5 4 (4.88%) RHCSA
6 3 (3.66%) CISM
6 3 (3.66%) CISSP
7 2 (2.44%) CCIE
7 2 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) PMO
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) Ansible
1 5 (6.10%) Nagios
1 5 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.10%) Puppet
2 4 (4.88%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.98%) Cisco
2 9 (10.98%) Juniper
2 9 (10.98%) VMware
3 5 (6.10%) Arista
3 5 (6.10%) Citrix
3 5 (6.10%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.88%) Bloomberg
4 4 (4.88%) CQG
4 4 (4.88%) EccoWare
4 4 (4.88%) Fidessa
4 4 (4.88%) GL TRADE
4 4 (4.88%) ION Trading
4 4 (4.88%) NYFIX
4 4 (4.88%) Patsystems
4 4 (4.88%) Reuters
5 3 (3.66%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.44%) Palo Alto