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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 248 237 242
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 67 99 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.79% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.95% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 66 82 74
Average salary £85,000 £86,250 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.44% +7.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,750 £51,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £97,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £20,000 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-69.23% +13.04%
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
9033 10406 9472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.05% 82.73% 80.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7602 8668 8288
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 97 (72.93%) Java
2 89 (66.92%) Front Office
3 65 (48.87%) Banking
3 65 (48.87%) Investment Banking
4 57 (42.86%) Low Latency
5 55 (41.35%) Multithreading
5 55 (41.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 36 (27.07%) Fixed Income
7 33 (24.81%) Finance
8 23 (17.29%) FIX Protocol
9 22 (16.54%) Equities
10 18 (13.53%) C++
11 17 (12.78%) Linux
12 14 (10.53%) UNIX
12 14 (10.53%) Windows
13 13 (9.77%) Python
13 13 (9.77%) Hedge funds
14 12 (9.02%) Electronic Trading
14 12 (9.02%) Computer Science
15 11 (8.27%) SQL
16 10 (7.52%) Degree
17 8 (6.02%) Active Directory
17 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
18 6 (4.51%) Algorithms
18 6 (4.51%) Perl
18 6 (4.51%) C
18 6 (4.51%) Business Analysis
18 6 (4.51%) Derivative
18 6 (4.51%) Mathematics
19 5 (3.76%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (0.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.26%) Multicast
2 2 (1.50%) Firewall
2 2 (1.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.50%) KDB
2 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.75%) Big Data
2 1 (0.75%) Hazelcast
2 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.76%) JUnit
1 5 (3.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
General
1 89 (66.92%) Front Office
2 65 (48.87%) Banking
2 65 (48.87%) Investment Banking
3 33 (24.81%) Finance
4 5 (3.76%) Legal
4 5 (3.76%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 100 (75.19%) Developer
2 90 (67.67%) Java Developer
3 16 (12.03%) Analyst
4 13 (9.77%) Senior Developer
5 10 (7.52%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.02%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (4.51%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (4.51%) IT Support
7 6 (4.51%) Junior
7 6 (4.51%) C++ Developer
8 5 (3.76%) Quantitative Developer
9 4 (3.01%) Junior Analyst
10 3 (2.26%) Business Analyst
11 2 (1.50%) Graduate
11 2 (1.50%) Technical Support
11 2 (1.50%) Technical Support Analyst
11 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 2 (1.50%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (1.50%) Banking Business Analyst
11 2 (1.50%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.29%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (2.26%) Middleware
3 2 (1.50%) Spring
3 2 (1.50%) JNI
3 2 (1.50%) STL
3 2 (1.50%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.75%) .NET
4 1 (0.75%) J2EE
4 1 (0.75%) JSON
4 1 (0.75%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.75%) QuickFIX
Miscellaneous
1 55 (41.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 36 (27.07%) Fixed Income
3 22 (16.54%) Equities
4 13 (9.77%) Hedge funds
5 12 (9.02%) Computer Science
6 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.51%) Algorithms
7 6 (4.51%) Mathematics
7 6 (4.51%) Derivative
8 2 (1.50%) Statistics
8 2 (1.50%) Open Source
8 2 (1.50%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.75%) Physics
9 1 (0.75%) TWAP
9 1 (0.75%) Xbox
9 1 (0.75%) VWAP
9 1 (0.75%) Online Games
9 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.78%) Linux
2 14 (10.53%) UNIX
2 14 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (0.75%) Solaris
3 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.86%) Low Latency
2 55 (41.35%) Multithreading
3 12 (9.02%) Electronic Trading
4 6 (4.51%) Business Analysis
5 5 (3.76%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 5 (3.76%) Market Making
6 4 (3.01%) Software Architecture
6 4 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (1.50%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (1.50%) SIEM
7 2 (1.50%) Web Development
7 2 (1.50%) Information Security
7 2 (1.50%) TDD
7 2 (1.50%) OO
7 2 (1.50%) Identity Management
7 2 (1.50%) Risk Management
7 2 (1.50%) Validation
8 1 (0.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (0.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 97 (72.93%) Java
2 18 (13.53%) C++
3 13 (9.77%) Python
4 11 (8.27%) SQL
5 6 (4.51%) Perl
5 6 (4.51%) C
6 5 (3.76%) C#
6 5 (3.76%) VBA
6 5 (3.76%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.50%) Scala
9 1 (0.75%) Clojure
9 1 (0.75%) F#
9 1 (0.75%) Tcl
9 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.75%) AWK
9 1 (0.75%) Haskell
9 1 (0.75%) Erlang
9 1 (0.75%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 10 (7.52%) Degree
2 2 (1.50%) CCSA
2 2 (1.50%) CCSE
2 2 (1.50%) CCNA
2 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.75%) ACCA
3 1 (0.75%) CISA
3 1 (0.75%) ISEB
3 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.02%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (2.26%) ION Trading
2 2 (1.50%) Fidessa
2 2 (1.50%) Software AG
2 2 (1.50%) CheckPoint
2 2 (1.50%) TIBCO
3 1 (0.75%) Bloomberg
3 1 (0.75%) NYFIX
3 1 (0.75%) SunGard
3 1 (0.75%) Progress
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.75%) Google
3 1 (0.75%) Portware
3 1 (0.75%) 29West
3 1 (0.75%) Tableau
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £65000 - £111000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £140000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Very lucrative bonus structure
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £90k + bonus (c100%) + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Acutest
Salary: Excellent competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago