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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Algorithmic Trading over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algo Trading
Rank 245 250 259
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 52 87 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.68% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.81% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 51 79 71
Average salary £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £38,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £97,500 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary - £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -22.72%
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
8502 10690 9752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 86.09% 83.71% 81.98%
Number of salaries quoted 7224 8942 8382
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Algorithmic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Algorithmic Trading also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Algorithmic Trading.

1 80 (68.97%) Java
2 72 (62.07%) Front Office
3 50 (43.10%) Banking
4 48 (41.38%) Investment Banking
4 48 (41.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 48 (41.38%) Low Latency
5 45 (38.79%) Multithreading
6 40 (34.48%) Finance
7 28 (24.14%) Fixed Income
7 28 (24.14%) Equities
8 24 (20.69%) C++
8 24 (20.69%) FIX Protocol
9 20 (17.24%) Linux
10 19 (16.38%) Python
11 15 (12.93%) UNIX
12 12 (10.34%) Computer Science
12 12 (10.34%) Electronic Trading
12 12 (10.34%) FX Algorithmic Trading
12 12 (10.34%) Hedge funds
13 9 (7.76%) Windows
13 9 (7.76%) Algorithms
13 9 (7.76%) Market Making
14 8 (6.90%) SQL
15 7 (6.03%) Legal
15 7 (6.03%) JUnit
15 7 (6.03%) Jenkins
15 7 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (6.03%) Degree
15 7 (6.03%) Business Analysis
15 7 (6.03%) Derivative

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Algorithmic Trading also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Algorithmic Trading. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) Multicast
2 1 (0.86%) Network Security
2 1 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.86%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.72%) KDB
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.03%) JUnit
1 7 (6.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.86%) JIRA
General
1 72 (62.07%) Front Office
2 50 (43.10%) Banking
3 48 (41.38%) Investment Banking
4 40 (34.48%) Finance
5 7 (6.03%) Legal
6 5 (4.31%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 86 (74.14%) Developer
2 71 (61.21%) Java Developer
3 15 (12.93%) Senior Developer
4 13 (11.21%) Analyst
5 11 (9.48%) C++ Developer
6 10 (8.62%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (7.76%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.90%) Quantitative Developer
9 6 (5.17%) IT Support
9 6 (5.17%) IT Support Analyst
10 4 (3.45%) Junior
11 3 (2.59%) Business Analyst
12 2 (1.72%) Junior Analyst
12 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 2 (1.72%) Banking Business Analyst
12 2 (1.72%) Junior Support Analyst
12 2 (1.72%) C++/Java Developer
12 2 (1.72%) Graduate
12 2 (1.72%) Technical Support Analyst
12 2 (1.72%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.69%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (4.31%) STL
3 3 (2.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.86%) Spring
4 1 (0.86%) HTML
4 1 (0.86%) J2EE
4 1 (0.86%) HTML5
4 1 (0.86%) QuickFIX
4 1 (0.86%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 48 (41.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 28 (24.14%) Fixed Income
2 28 (24.14%) Equities
3 12 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 12 (10.34%) Hedge funds
4 9 (7.76%) Algorithms
5 7 (6.03%) Derivative
6 4 (3.45%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.72%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.86%) VWAP
8 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.86%) Physics
8 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.86%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.24%) Linux
2 15 (12.93%) UNIX
3 9 (7.76%) Windows
4 1 (0.86%) Solaris
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (41.38%) Low Latency
2 45 (38.79%) Multithreading
3 12 (10.34%) Electronic Trading
3 12 (10.34%) FX Algorithmic Trading
4 9 (7.76%) Market Making
5 7 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (6.03%) Business Analysis
6 6 (5.17%) Software Architecture
6 6 (5.17%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 2 (1.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (1.72%) Analytics
7 2 (1.72%) Test Automation
7 2 (1.72%) E-Commerce
7 2 (1.72%) Risk Management
8 1 (0.86%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (0.86%) Workflow
8 1 (0.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (0.86%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (0.86%) TDD
8 1 (0.86%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (68.97%) Java
2 24 (20.69%) C++
3 19 (16.38%) Python
4 8 (6.90%) SQL
5 6 (5.17%) Perl
6 5 (4.31%) VBA
6 5 (4.31%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.45%) C
8 3 (2.59%) C#
9 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.86%) AWK
10 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.86%) Tcl
10 1 (0.86%) Scala
10 1 (0.86%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (6.03%) Degree
2 1 (0.86%) CISA
2 1 (0.86%) ACCA
2 1 (0.86%) CCIE
2 1 (0.86%) ISEB
2 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (2.59%) Fidessa
2 2 (1.72%) SunGard
2 2 (1.72%) Bloomberg
2 2 (1.72%) NYFIX
3 1 (0.86%) Progress
3 1 (0.86%) Cisco
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.86%) Portware
3 1 (0.86%) Tableau
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