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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algo Trading
Rank 250 261 238
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 58 82 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.65% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.77% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 55 76 85
Average salary £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £45,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £97,500 £96,500
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
8846 10616 9965
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.34% 83.90% 82.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7581 8841 8628
Average salary £59,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.60% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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 74 (57.81%) Java
2 60 (46.88%) Front Office
3 48 (37.50%) Low Latency
4 47 (36.72%) Multithreading
5 45 (35.16%) Finance
6 44 (34.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 43 (33.59%) Equities
8 40 (31.25%) Banking
9 38 (29.69%) Linux
10 37 (28.91%) Investment Banking
11 36 (28.13%) C++
12 27 (21.09%) FIX Protocol
13 25 (19.53%) Electronic Trading
13 25 (19.53%) Fixed Income
14 23 (17.97%) UNIX
15 20 (15.63%) Algorithms
16 19 (14.84%) Computer Science
16 19 (14.84%) Python
17 18 (14.06%) Market Making
17 18 (14.06%) Hedge funds
18 14 (10.94%) Degree
19 12 (9.38%) SQL
19 12 (9.38%) FX Algorithmic Trading
20 11 (8.59%) Windows
21 10 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
22 9 (7.03%) Derivative
23 8 (6.25%) Mathematics
24 7 (5.47%) Business Analysis
24 7 (5.47%) C#
24 7 (5.47%) JUnit

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) Multicast
2 1 (0.78%) NX-OS
2 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.56%) KDB
2 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (5.47%) JUnit
1 7 (5.47%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.34%) JIRA
2 3 (2.34%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.56%) NUnit
3 2 (1.56%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.78%) Subversion
4 1 (0.78%) gulp
General
1 60 (46.88%) Front Office
2 45 (35.16%) Finance
3 40 (31.25%) Banking
4 37 (28.91%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.47%) Legal
6 5 (3.91%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (71.09%) Developer
2 63 (49.22%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.41%) C++ Developer
4 17 (13.28%) Analyst
5 16 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 13 (10.16%) Support Analyst
7 11 (8.59%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (6.25%) Quantitative Developer
9 6 (4.69%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) IT Support
10 3 (2.34%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.34%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.34%) Junior
11 2 (1.56%) Technical Support
11 2 (1.56%) Applications Support
11 2 (1.56%) C# Developer
11 2 (1.56%) Team Leader
11 2 (1.56%) Graduate
11 2 (1.56%) Technical Support Analyst
11 2 (1.56%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.09%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (5.47%) STL
3 4 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (2.34%) .NET
5 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.78%) HTML
6 1 (0.78%) J2EE
6 1 (0.78%) CSS
6 1 (0.78%) Spring
6 1 (0.78%) HTML5
6 1 (0.78%) QuickFIX
6 1 (0.78%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.78%) Ultra Messaging
6 1 (0.78%) LESS
6 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.78%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.78%) React
Miscellaneous
1 44 (34.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 43 (33.59%) Equities
3 25 (19.53%) Fixed Income
4 20 (15.63%) Algorithms
5 19 (14.84%) Computer Science
6 18 (14.06%) Hedge funds
7 9 (7.03%) Derivative
8 8 (6.25%) Mathematics
9 6 (4.69%) Physics
10 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.56%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.56%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.78%) TWAP
12 1 (0.78%) VWAP
12 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.78%) Statistics
12 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (29.69%) Linux
2 23 (17.97%) UNIX
3 11 (8.59%) Windows
4 2 (1.56%) Solaris
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (37.50%) Low Latency
2 47 (36.72%) Multithreading
3 25 (19.53%) Electronic Trading
4 18 (14.06%) Market Making
5 12 (9.38%) FX Algorithmic Trading
6 10 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (5.47%) Business Analysis
8 6 (4.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 6 (4.69%) Software Architecture
9 3 (2.34%) Test Automation
9 3 (2.34%) Risk Management
10 2 (1.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (1.56%) OO
10 2 (1.56%) E-Commerce
10 2 (1.56%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.56%) TDD
10 2 (1.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (1.56%) BDD
10 2 (1.56%) Time Series Analysis
10 2 (1.56%) Systematic Trading
Programming Languages
1 74 (57.81%) Java
2 36 (28.13%) C++
3 19 (14.84%) Python
4 12 (9.38%) SQL
5 7 (5.47%) C#
6 6 (4.69%) Perl
6 6 (4.69%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.91%) VBA
8 3 (2.34%) C
9 2 (1.56%) R
9 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.78%) Scala
10 1 (0.78%) Tcl
10 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.78%) AWK
10 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (10.94%) Degree
2 2 (1.56%) ISEB
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.78%) ACCA
3 1 (0.78%) CISA
3 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.78%) PhD
3 1 (0.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (3.13%) Oracle
2 3 (2.34%) Fidessa
3 2 (1.56%) SunGard
3 2 (1.56%) Bloomberg
3 2 (1.56%) NYFIX
4 1 (0.78%) Portware
4 1 (0.78%) Wall Street Systems
4 1 (0.78%) Tableau
4 1 (0.78%) HP
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.78%) Sybase
4 1 (0.78%) Progress
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft
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