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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 241 164 226
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +62
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 68 148 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 1.41% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.70% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 67 128 83
Average salary £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £20,000 £80,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-75.00% +39.13%
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
8381 8728 8834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.79% 83.04% 80.34%
Number of salaries quoted 7219 7401 7923
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 January 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 26 January 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 69 (58.47%) Java
2 64 (54.24%) Front Office
3 57 (48.31%) Banking
4 50 (42.37%) Investment Banking
5 49 (41.53%) Low Latency
6 48 (40.68%) Multithreading
7 38 (32.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 37 (31.36%) Finance
9 24 (20.34%) UNIX
9 24 (20.34%) Fixed Income
10 22 (18.64%) Computer Science
10 22 (18.64%) Linux
11 21 (17.80%) C++
11 21 (17.80%) Electronic Trading
12 19 (16.10%) SQL
13 18 (15.25%) Equities
14 17 (14.41%) FIX Protocol
15 16 (13.56%) Degree
16 15 (12.71%) Windows
16 15 (12.71%) Python
17 12 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
18 11 (9.32%) Mathematics
18 11 (9.32%) Hedge funds
19 9 (7.63%) Algorithms
19 9 (7.63%) TDD
20 8 (6.78%) Financial Institution
20 8 (6.78%) C#
21 7 (5.93%) Perl
21 7 (5.93%) Games
21 7 (5.93%) Market Making

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) Firewall
1 2 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) KDB
2 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.85%) Big Data
2 1 (0.85%) Hazelcast
2 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.85%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) JUnit
1 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 64 (54.24%) Front Office
2 57 (48.31%) Banking
3 50 (42.37%) Investment Banking
4 37 (31.36%) Finance
5 8 (6.78%) Financial Institution
6 7 (5.93%) Games
7 2 (1.69%) Marketing
7 2 (1.69%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Retail
8 1 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.85%) Back Office
8 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (74.58%) Developer
2 67 (56.78%) Java Developer
3 12 (10.17%) Analyst
4 11 (9.32%) C++ Developer
5 8 (6.78%) Junior
5 8 (6.78%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.08%) Python Developer
7 5 (4.24%) Quantitative Developer
7 5 (4.24%) Java Swing Developer
7 5 (4.24%) Junior Analyst
8 4 (3.39%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.54%) Front Office Developer
9 3 (2.54%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.54%) Quantitative Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) Junior Quantitative Analyst
10 2 (1.69%) IT Support Analyst
10 2 (1.69%) Junior Developer
10 2 (1.69%) Security Engineer
10 2 (1.69%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (1.69%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.41%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (5.08%) Java SE
3 5 (4.24%) Swing
4 4 (3.39%) .NET
4 4 (3.39%) Middleware
4 4 (3.39%) STL
5 3 (2.54%) Rendezvous
6 2 (1.69%) J2EE
6 2 (1.69%) JNI
6 2 (1.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.85%) JSON
7 1 (0.85%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (32.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 24 (20.34%) Fixed Income
3 22 (18.64%) Computer Science
4 18 (15.25%) Equities
5 11 (9.32%) Mathematics
5 11 (9.32%) Hedge funds
6 9 (7.63%) Algorithms
7 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (5.08%) Open Source
8 5 (4.24%) Statistics
9 3 (2.54%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.54%) Derivative
10 1 (0.85%) Online Games
10 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.85%) Xbox
10 1 (0.85%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.34%) UNIX
2 22 (18.64%) Linux
3 15 (12.71%) Windows
4 3 (2.54%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.54%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.69%) Solaris
6 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (41.53%) Low Latency
2 48 (40.68%) Multithreading
3 21 (17.80%) Electronic Trading
4 12 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (7.63%) TDD
6 7 (5.93%) Market Making
7 5 (4.24%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 4 (3.39%) OO
9 3 (2.54%) Validation
9 3 (2.54%) BDD
9 3 (2.54%) Web Development
9 3 (2.54%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.54%) Systematic Trading
9 3 (2.54%) Mentoring
10 2 (1.69%) Investment Management
10 2 (1.69%) Product Management
10 2 (1.69%) SIEM
10 2 (1.69%) Information Security
10 2 (1.69%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 69 (58.47%) Java
2 21 (17.80%) C++
3 19 (16.10%) SQL
4 15 (12.71%) Python
5 8 (6.78%) C#
6 7 (5.93%) Perl
7 5 (4.24%) C
8 3 (2.54%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.69%) VBA
9 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.85%) Haskell
10 1 (0.85%) Erlang
10 1 (0.85%) OCaml
10 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.85%) F#
10 1 (0.85%) Scala
10 1 (0.85%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 16 (13.56%) Degree
2 4 (3.39%) PhD
3 2 (1.69%) CCNA
3 2 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.69%) CCSA
3 2 (1.69%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (2.54%) Fidessa
1 3 (2.54%) SunGard
1 3 (2.54%) TIBCO
1 3 (2.54%) Reuters
1 3 (2.54%) Bloomberg
1 3 (2.54%) ION Trading
2 2 (1.69%) Software AG
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle
2 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.85%) Google
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum £25-30,000 + Excellent Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Intelletect
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Great package and bonuses
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
FlexTrade
Salary: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
FlexTrade
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
FlexTrade
Salary: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago