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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Algo Trading
Rank 203 203 261
Rank change year-on-year
0 +58
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 30 56 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.82% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.93% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 28 51 54
Median salary £98,750 £90,000 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £100,000 £88,500
UK excluding London median salary £27,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-50.90% +10.00%
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
4636 6011 9306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 86.85% 88.22% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4186 5313 8041
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,173 £40,000 £38,695
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £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 8 December 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 8 December 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 35 (60.34%) C++
2 33 (56.90%) Linux
3 28 (48.28%) Python
4 22 (37.93%) Unix
5 21 (36.21%) Equities
5 21 (36.21%) Electronic Trading
6 19 (32.76%) Low Latency
7 18 (31.03%) Finance
8 17 (29.31%) Market Making
8 17 (29.31%) High-Frequency Trading
9 15 (25.86%) Algorithms
9 15 (25.86%) Hedge funds
9 15 (25.86%) Multithreading
10 14 (24.14%) Degree
11 13 (22.41%) STL
11 13 (22.41%) SQL
12 12 (20.69%) Front Office
12 12 (20.69%) Computer Science
12 12 (20.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 11 (18.97%) Java
14 10 (17.24%) Windows
14 10 (17.24%) Jenkins
14 10 (17.24%) Puppet
15 8 (13.79%) Fixed Income
15 8 (13.79%) C
15 8 (13.79%) Mathematics
16 7 (12.07%) DevOps
16 7 (12.07%) Perl
17 6 (10.34%) TDD
17 6 (10.34%) Ansible

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 2 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.72%) IPython
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.17%) KDB
3 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (31.03%) Finance
2 12 (20.69%) Front Office
3 4 (6.90%) Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.72%) French Language
5 1 (1.72%) German Language
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (75.86%) Developer
2 25 (43.10%) C++ Developer
3 14 (24.14%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 13 (22.41%) Python Developer
5 10 (17.24%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
6 9 (15.52%) Java Developer
7 6 (10.34%) Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) Site Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) Unix Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 5 (8.62%) Lead Developer
9 4 (6.90%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) Junior
9 4 (6.90%) Qualitative Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) Quantitative Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) Quantitative Developer
9 4 (6.90%) Senior Developer
9 4 (6.90%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) STL
2 12 (20.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 6 (10.34%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (8.62%) Pandas
5 4 (6.90%) Django
6 2 (3.45%) .NET
6 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.45%) Web Services
6 2 (3.45%) WPF
6 2 (3.45%) XML
7 1 (1.72%) Java Concurrency
7 1 (1.72%) NumPy
7 1 (1.72%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.21%) Equities
2 15 (25.86%) Algorithms
2 15 (25.86%) Hedge funds
3 12 (20.69%) Computer Science
4 8 (13.79%) Fixed Income
4 8 (13.79%) Mathematics
5 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (6.90%) Statistics
7 3 (5.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (3.45%) Derivative
8 2 (3.45%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (3.45%) Physics
9 1 (1.72%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 33 (56.90%) Linux
2 22 (37.93%) Unix
3 10 (17.24%) Windows
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Electronic Trading
2 19 (32.76%) Low Latency
3 17 (29.31%) High-Frequency Trading
3 17 (29.31%) Market Making
4 15 (25.86%) Multithreading
5 7 (12.07%) DevOps
6 6 (10.34%) BDD
6 6 (10.34%) TDD
7 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.90%) Analytics
8 4 (6.90%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.90%) Validation
9 3 (5.17%) Build Automation
9 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.17%) High Availability
9 3 (5.17%) Release Management
9 3 (5.17%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 35 (60.34%) C++
2 28 (48.28%) Python
3 13 (22.41%) SQL
4 11 (18.97%) Java
5 8 (13.79%) C
6 7 (12.07%) Perl
7 5 (8.62%) C#
8 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) CISA
2 1 (1.72%) CISM
2 1 (1.72%) CISSP
2 1 (1.72%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) Puppet
2 6 (10.34%) Ansible
2 6 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (5.17%) Splunk
2 1 (1.72%) Fidessa
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