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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Algo Trading
London / City of London
Rank 199 192 252
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +60
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 29 59 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.91% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.03% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 21 53 63
Median salary £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
UK excluding London median salary £27,000 £55,000 £20,000
% change year-on-year
-50.90% +175.00%

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
4407 5737 8760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 87.79% 88.74% 85.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3989 5139 7586
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017, 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 39 (60.94%) Linux
2 30 (46.88%) C++
3 28 (43.75%) Python
4 25 (39.06%) Market Making
5 23 (35.94%) Low Latency
5 23 (35.94%) Equities
5 23 (35.94%) Electronic Trading
6 22 (34.38%) Unix
7 19 (29.69%) Finance
8 18 (28.13%) Hedge funds
9 16 (25.00%) High-Frequency Trading
9 16 (25.00%) Multithreading
10 15 (23.44%) Front Office
11 14 (21.88%) Perl
11 14 (21.88%) Algorithms
12 13 (20.31%) Java
12 13 (20.31%) Puppet
12 13 (20.31%) Jenkins
13 12 (18.75%) SQL
14 11 (17.19%) Fixed Income
15 10 (15.63%) Degree
16 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
16 9 (14.06%) Computer Science
16 9 (14.06%) Opscode Chef
16 9 (14.06%) STL
16 9 (14.06%) Ansible
16 9 (14.06%) DevOps
17 8 (12.50%) C
17 8 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 7 (10.94%) Mathematics

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 1 (1.56%) Confluence
1 1 (1.56%) IPython
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.69%) KDB
3 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (20.31%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.13%) Maven
3 1 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 15 (23.44%) Front Office
3 4 (6.25%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Games
5 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.56%) French Language
6 1 (1.56%) German Language
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (70.31%) Developer
2 21 (32.81%) C++ Developer
3 17 (26.56%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 11 (17.19%) Java Developer
5 10 (15.63%) Python Developer
6 9 (14.06%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
6 9 (14.06%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (14.06%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 9 (14.06%) Unix Engineer
6 9 (14.06%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 7 (10.94%) Site Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) Analyst
8 6 (9.38%) C# Developer
9 4 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
9 4 (6.25%) Junior
9 4 (6.25%) Qualitative Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) Quantitative Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
10 3 (4.69%) F# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) STL
2 8 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 6 (9.38%) .NET
4 5 (7.81%) Pandas
5 4 (6.25%) Django
5 4 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (6.25%) WPF
6 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.13%) Akka
7 2 (3.13%) Angular 2
7 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.13%) Java SE
7 2 (3.13%) Kafka
7 2 (3.13%) Polymer
8 1 (1.56%) Java Concurrency
8 1 (1.56%) Middleware
8 1 (1.56%) NumPy
8 1 (1.56%) SciPy
8 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.94%) Equities
2 18 (28.13%) Hedge funds
3 14 (21.88%) Algorithms
4 11 (17.19%) Fixed Income
5 9 (14.06%) Computer Science
6 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (10.94%) Mathematics
7 4 (6.25%) Statistics
8 2 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (3.13%) Physics
9 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.56%) Fintech
9 1 (1.56%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 39 (60.94%) Linux
2 22 (34.38%) Unix
3 6 (9.38%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) Market Making
2 23 (35.94%) Electronic Trading
2 23 (35.94%) Low Latency
3 16 (25.00%) High-Frequency Trading
3 16 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 9 (14.06%) DevOps
4 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.25%) BDD
6 4 (6.25%) Extreme Programming
6 4 (6.25%) TDD
6 4 (6.25%) Validation
7 3 (4.69%) Functional Programming
7 3 (4.69%) High Availability
7 3 (4.69%) Multithreaded Programming
7 3 (4.69%) MVC
8 2 (3.13%) Build Automation
8 2 (3.13%) Data Analytics
8 2 (3.13%) Proprietary Trading
8 2 (3.13%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) C++
2 28 (43.75%) Python
3 14 (21.88%) Perl
4 13 (20.31%) Java
5 12 (18.75%) SQL
6 8 (12.50%) C
7 6 (9.38%) C#
8 3 (4.69%) F#
9 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) CISA
2 1 (1.56%) CISM
2 1 (1.56%) CISSP
2 1 (1.56%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) Puppet
2 9 (14.06%) Ansible
2 9 (14.06%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.56%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Splunk
2 1 (1.56%) Fidessa
2 1 (1.56%) Intel
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