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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ultra-Low Latency
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 908 956
Rank change year-on-year +63 +48  
Permanent jobs citing Ultra-Low Latency 45 24 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.024% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.056% 0.027% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 42 20 19
Median salary £91,250 £81,250 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.30% -4.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £35,000 £69,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £110,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £35,000 £56,500
% change year-on-year +42.85% -38.05%  

Ultra-Low Latency is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 79998 87554 96376
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.92% 88.08%
Number of salaries quoted 64425 73206 78779
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Ultra-Low Latency
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Ultra-Low Latency as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Ultra-Low Latency in the UK

Ultra-Low Latency
Top 10 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +65 44 £92,500 +13.84% 7
London +59 43 £92,500 +2.77% 6
City of London +35 11 £92,500 +23.33% 3
Guildford - 1 £45,000 -
Surrey - 1 £45,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £55,000 -
South Wales - 1 £55,000 -
South East - 1 £45,000 -
Wales - 1 £55,000 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £100,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 96 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 61 (63.54%) Linux
3 58 (60.42%) Finance
4 44 (45.83%) C++
5 38 (39.58%) Front Office
6 30 (31.25%) Mathematics
6 30 (31.25%) Python
6 30 (31.25%) Multithreading
6 30 (31.25%) Electronic Trading
7 23 (23.96%) Unix
8 22 (22.92%) FIX Protocol
9 21 (21.88%) Banking
9 21 (21.88%) Perl
10 20 (20.83%) Computer Science
11 19 (19.79%) Algorithms
12 18 (18.75%) Java
13 17 (17.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (16.67%) C#
15 15 (15.63%) Shell Script
15 15 (15.63%) Investment Banking
15 15 (15.63%) Equities
16 13 (13.54%) Hedge funds
17 12 (12.50%) Fintech
17 12 (12.50%) TIBCO
17 12 (12.50%) Rendezvous
17 12 (12.50%) Windows
18 11 (11.46%) JMS
18 11 (11.46%) TIBCO EMS
19 10 (10.42%) Analytics
20 9 (9.38%) Data Structures

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 6 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (1.04%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) SAN
2 3 (3.13%) Multicast
3 2 (2.08%) BGP
3 2 (2.08%) FIX Connectivity
3 2 (2.08%) Network Security
4 1 (1.04%) Extranet
4 1 (1.04%) Firewall
4 1 (1.04%) InfiniBand
4 1 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) KDB
2 2 (2.08%) Kdb+
2 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Cucumber
1 3 (3.13%) Jasmine
1 3 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (1.04%) JIRA
2 1 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 58 (60.42%) Finance
2 38 (39.58%) Front Office
3 21 (21.88%) Banking
4 15 (15.63%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.13%) Back Office
6 2 (2.08%) Retail
7 1 (1.04%) Legal
7 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (64.58%) Developer
2 32 (33.33%) C++ Developer
3 25 (26.04%) Low Latency C++ Developer
4 12 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 12 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 10 (10.42%) Senior Developer
6 9 (9.38%) Quantitative Developer
7 8 (8.33%) C# Quant Developer
7 8 (8.33%) Systems Integrator
7 8 (8.33%) Unix Systems Integrator
8 7 (7.29%) Administrator
8 7 (7.29%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 7 (7.29%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.25%) Senior C++ Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Splunk Administrator
10 5 (5.21%) Core Java Developer
10 5 (5.21%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
10 5 (5.21%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.92%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (12.50%) Rendezvous
3 11 (11.46%) JMS
3 11 (11.46%) TIBCO EMS
4 8 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 6 (6.25%) Spring
5 6 (6.25%) STL
6 5 (5.21%) Hibernate
7 4 (4.17%) HTML
7 4 (4.17%) HTML5
7 4 (4.17%) WPF
8 3 (3.13%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.13%) CSS
8 3 (3.13%) jQuery
8 3 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (3.13%) Node.js
8 3 (3.13%) React
8 3 (3.13%) RESTful
8 3 (3.13%) Vue.js
8 3 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 19 (19.79%) Algorithms
3 17 (17.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (15.63%) Equities
5 13 (13.54%) Hedge funds
6 12 (12.50%) Fintech
7 9 (9.38%) Data Structures
7 9 (9.38%) Derivative
8 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 6 (6.25%) Eurex
10 1 (1.04%) Clustering
10 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
10 1 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (1.04%) Fixed Income
10 1 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 61 (63.54%) Linux
2 23 (23.96%) Unix
3 12 (12.50%) Windows
4 7 (7.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (7.29%) SUSE
5 6 (6.25%) AIX
5 6 (6.25%) CentOS
5 6 (6.25%) Debian
5 6 (6.25%) Solaris
6 1 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 30 (31.25%) Electronic Trading
2 30 (31.25%) Mathematics
2 30 (31.25%) Multithreading
3 10 (10.42%) Analytics
4 9 (9.38%) OO
4 9 (9.38%) OOP
5 8 (8.33%) Code Optimisation
5 8 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
5 8 (8.33%) Physics
5 8 (8.33%) Process Management
5 8 (8.33%) Proprietary Trading
5 8 (8.33%) SDLC
5 8 (8.33%) Validation
6 7 (7.29%) High Availability
7 6 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.25%) DevOps
7 6 (6.25%) Functional Programming
7 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 6 (6.25%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 44 (45.83%) C++
2 30 (31.25%) Python
3 21 (21.88%) Perl
4 18 (18.75%) Java
5 16 (16.67%) C#
6 15 (15.63%) Shell Script
7 9 (9.38%) JavaScript
8 6 (6.25%) Bourne shell
8 6 (6.25%) C-shell
8 6 (6.25%) Korn
8 6 (6.25%) PHP
9 3 (3.13%) SQL
10 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) PhD
2 7 (7.29%) Degree
3 5 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.08%) CISM
4 2 (2.08%) CISSP
5 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (8.33%) Puppet
2 7 (7.29%) Nagios
3 6 (6.25%) CFEngine
3 6 (6.25%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.04%) Ansible
4 1 (1.04%) Control-M
4 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.04%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) TIBCO
2 7 (7.29%) Red Hat
3 6 (6.25%) Bloomberg
3 6 (6.25%) CQG
3 6 (6.25%) EccoWare
3 6 (6.25%) Fidessa
3 6 (6.25%) GL TRADE
3 6 (6.25%) ION Trading
3 6 (6.25%) NYFIX
3 6 (6.25%) Patsystems
3 6 (6.25%) Reuters
3 6 (6.25%) Splunk
3 6 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (1.04%) HP
4 1 (1.04%) IBM
4 1 (1.04%) Remedy
4 1 (1.04%) Solace
4 1 (1.04%) Veritas
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