Period
to 18 September 2020

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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ultra-Low Latency
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 641 1037 1121
Rank change year-on-year +396 +84 +37
Permanent jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 53 58 70
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.041% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.044% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 31 31 60
Median annual salary £130,000 £120,000 £92,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +29.73% +5.71%
10th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £200,000 £137,500 £137,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +11.11%

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 46,755 130,546 154,143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.53% 92.19% 91.89%
Number of salaries quoted 37,893 102,464 122,773
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,687 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Ultra-Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Ultra-Low Latency in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency.

Salary trend for Ultra-Low Latency in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Ultra-Low Latency in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 4 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 18 September 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 +349 53 £130,000 +8.33% 22
London +249 51 £130,000 +8.33% 22
UK excluding London +322 2 £47,500 +18.75%
South East +211 2 £47,500 +18.75%

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, IT jobs citing Ultra-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 Ultra-Low Latency.

1 53 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 41 (77.36%) Linux
3 27 (50.94%) Python
4 26 (49.06%) Finance
5 23 (43.40%) Electronic Trading
5 23 (43.40%) High-Frequency Trading
6 19 (35.85%) Splunk
6 19 (35.85%) Multicast
6 19 (35.85%) Wireless
6 19 (35.85%) CCNP
6 19 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (35.85%) BGP
7 18 (33.96%) CCIE
7 18 (33.96%) SNMP
7 18 (33.96%) OSPF
7 18 (33.96%) GAP Analysis
7 18 (33.96%) Telecoms
7 18 (33.96%) IGMP
7 18 (33.96%) Network Monitoring
7 18 (33.96%) Reverse Engineering
7 18 (33.96%) Algorithmic Trading
7 18 (33.96%) Data Centre
7 18 (33.96%) Grafana
8 17 (32.08%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (30.19%) Degree
9 16 (30.19%) Computer Science
10 15 (28.30%) Data Structures
10 15 (28.30%) Algorithms
10 15 (28.30%) Software Engineering
10 15 (28.30%) Java

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 1 (1.89%) CMS
1 1 (1.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) AWS
2 4 (7.55%) GCP
2 4 (7.55%) IaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Azure
3 1 (1.89%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.89%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.85%) BGP
1 19 (35.85%) Multicast
1 19 (35.85%) Wireless
2 18 (33.96%) IGMP
2 18 (33.96%) OSPF
2 18 (33.96%) SNMP
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.89%) Firewall
3 1 (1.89%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.89%) MSI
1 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (49.06%) Finance
2 18 (33.96%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.55%) Front Office
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Architect
1 18 (33.96%) Network Architect
2 14 (26.42%) Software Engineer
3 12 (22.64%) Java Engineer
3 12 (22.64%) Java Software Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
5 4 (7.55%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Embedded Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Lead DevOps
7 2 (3.77%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (3.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Developer
8 1 (1.89%) PHP Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) CSS
1 1 (1.89%) CSS3
1 1 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
1 1 (1.89%) HTML5
1 1 (1.89%) jQuery
1 1 (1.89%) LESS
1 1 (1.89%) Sass
1 1 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.96%) Data Centre
2 15 (28.30%) Algorithms
2 15 (28.30%) Data Structures
3 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (22.64%) Equities
5 5 (9.43%) Hedge funds
6 2 (3.77%) SIMD
7 1 (1.89%) Eurex
7 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (77.36%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) CentOS
3 2 (3.77%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Solaris
4 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.89%) Unix
4 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 23 (43.40%) Electronic Trading
2 23 (43.40%) High-Frequency Trading
3 18 (33.96%) Algorithmic Trading
3 18 (33.96%) GAP Analysis
3 18 (33.96%) Network Monitoring
3 18 (33.96%) Reverse Engineering
4 17 (32.08%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (30.19%) Computer Science
6 15 (28.30%) Software Engineering
7 12 (22.64%) Concurrent Programming
7 12 (22.64%) Decision-Making
7 12 (22.64%) Fintech
7 12 (22.64%) High Availability
7 12 (22.64%) Memory Management
7 12 (22.64%) Performance Analysis
7 12 (22.64%) Performance Engineering
8 8 (15.09%) DevOps
8 8 (15.09%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 5 (9.43%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) Python
2 15 (28.30%) Java
3 7 (13.21%) C++
4 4 (7.55%) Bash Shell
4 4 (7.55%) Ruby
5 3 (5.66%) C#
6 2 (3.77%) C
7 1 (1.89%) Go
7 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) CCNP
1 19 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (33.96%) CCIE
3 16 (30.19%) Degree
4 12 (22.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (22.64%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (33.96%) Grafana
2 9 (16.98%) Ansible
2 9 (16.98%) Terraform
3 6 (11.32%) Puppet
4 4 (7.55%) Kubernetes
4 4 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.89%) Packer
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Splunk
2 5 (9.43%) Cisco
3 4 (7.55%) Dell
3 4 (7.55%) HP
3 4 (7.55%) Mellanox
3 4 (7.55%) Solarflare
3 4 (7.55%) Supermicro
4 2 (3.77%) Intel
5 1 (1.89%) Arista
5 1 (1.89%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.89%) CQG
5 1 (1.89%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.89%) Google
5 1 (1.89%) HubSpot
5 1 (1.89%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.89%) Patsystems
5 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.89%) Reuters
5 1 (1.89%) Trayport