The table below looks at the statistics for Algorithmic Trading skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Algorithmic Trading over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Algo Trading
Rank 218 242 286
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +44
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 36 80 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.81% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.93% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 29 76 56
Median salary £95,000 £82,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,900 £51,250 £46,250
10% offered a salary of more than £106,000 £110,000 £98,750
UK excluding London median salary - - -
Algorithmic Trading
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5490 8647 10342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 88.95% 87.49% 85.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5008 7405 8562
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Algorithmic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing Algorithmic Trading as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Algorithmic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading across the City of London region.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Trend in the City of London

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in the City of London

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Algorithmic Trading.

1 42 (43.30%) Java
2 37 (38.14%) Python
3 36 (37.11%) Unix
3 36 (37.11%) Finance
4 33 (34.02%) C++
4 33 (34.02%) Degree
5 31 (31.96%) Linux
6 29 (29.90%) Equities
7 27 (27.84%) SQL
8 26 (26.80%) Front Office
8 26 (26.80%) Multithreading
8 26 (26.80%) Hedge funds
9 23 (23.71%) Low Latency
10 22 (22.68%) Windows
11 20 (20.62%) Electronic Trading
11 20 (20.62%) Computer Science
12 19 (19.59%) Banking
13 16 (16.49%) Investment Banking
13 16 (16.49%) Perl
14 15 (15.46%) STL
14 15 (15.46%) FIX Protocol
14 15 (15.46%) High-Frequency Trading
14 15 (15.46%) Algorithms
15 14 (14.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
15 14 (14.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (12.37%) PowerShell
16 12 (12.37%) Mathematics
17 10 (10.31%) QA
17 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (9.28%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.09%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.12%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.09%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.09%) KDB
3 1 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.03%) Big Data
3 1 (1.03%) DB2
3 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (37.11%) Finance
2 26 (26.80%) Front Office
3 19 (19.59%) Banking
4 16 (16.49%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 68 (70.10%) Developer
2 32 (32.99%) Java Developer
3 28 (28.87%) C++ Developer
4 22 (22.68%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
5 14 (14.43%) Front Office Developer
6 13 (13.40%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
6 13 (13.40%) Senior Algorithmic Trading Developer
6 13 (13.40%) Senior Developer
7 12 (12.37%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (11.34%) Lead Developer
9 9 (9.28%) Analyst
10 7 (7.22%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 7 (7.22%) Python Developer
11 6 (6.19%) Quantitative Developer
11 6 (6.19%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (5.15%) Operations Analyst
13 4 (4.12%) C++ Quantitative Developer
13 4 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
13 4 (4.12%) Technical Operations Analyst
14 3 (3.09%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.46%) FIX Protocol
1 15 (15.46%) STL
2 14 (14.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 9 (9.28%) Web Services
4 3 (3.09%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (2.06%) .NET
5 2 (2.06%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.06%) XML
6 1 (1.03%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.03%) CSS
6 1 (1.03%) Ember.js
6 1 (1.03%) HTML
6 1 (1.03%) J2EE
6 1 (1.03%) jQuery
6 1 (1.03%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.90%) Equities
2 26 (26.80%) Hedge funds
3 20 (20.62%) Computer Science
4 15 (15.46%) Algorithms
5 14 (14.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (12.37%) Mathematics
7 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (5.15%) Fixed Income
9 3 (3.09%) Artificial Intelligence
9 3 (3.09%) Derivative
9 3 (3.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (3.09%) Statistics
10 2 (2.06%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (2.06%) Equity Risk
10 2 (2.06%) Physics
11 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.11%) Unix
2 31 (31.96%) Linux
3 22 (22.68%) Windows
4 6 (6.19%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.03%) AIX
6 1 (1.03%) Solaris
6 1 (1.03%) SUSE
6 1 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.80%) Multithreading
2 23 (23.71%) Low Latency
3 20 (20.62%) Electronic Trading
4 15 (15.46%) High-Frequency Trading
5 9 (9.28%) Market Making
5 9 (9.28%) Mentoring
6 6 (6.19%) Functional Programming
6 6 (6.19%) Integration Testing
7 5 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.15%) DevOps
7 5 (5.15%) Quantitative Trading
7 5 (5.15%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.12%) Analytics
8 4 (4.12%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.12%) OO
8 4 (4.12%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 3 (3.09%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.09%) Rapid Prototyping
9 3 (3.09%) Release Management
9 3 (3.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (43.30%) Java
2 37 (38.14%) Python
3 33 (34.02%) C++
4 27 (27.84%) SQL
5 16 (16.49%) Perl
6 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
7 12 (12.37%) PowerShell
8 9 (9.28%) Bash Shell
9 6 (6.19%) C#
9 6 (6.19%) R
10 5 (5.15%) C
11 4 (4.12%) Scala
12 3 (3.09%) MATLAB
13 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
13 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.03%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 33 (34.02%) Degree
2 4 (4.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Puppet
2 2 (2.06%) Ansible
2 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (2.06%) Sun
2 1 (1.03%) Fidessa
2 1 (1.03%) HP
2 1 (1.03%) ION Trading
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £85,000 + Benefits including bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £95k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago