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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algo Trading
Rank 232 273 222
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -51
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 79 56 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.81% 0.48% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.57% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 75 54 96
Average salary £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,750 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary - £42,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- -29.16%
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
8286 9742 9775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.01% 83.04% 82.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7096 8091 8617
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 57 (43.51%) Java
2 53 (40.46%) Equities
3 45 (34.35%) Linux
4 44 (33.59%) Finance
5 41 (31.30%) C++
5 41 (31.30%) Low Latency
6 40 (30.53%) Front Office
7 32 (24.43%) Multithreading
7 32 (24.43%) Electronic Trading
8 31 (23.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 30 (22.90%) UNIX
10 29 (22.14%) Hedge funds
11 28 (21.37%) FIX Protocol
12 27 (20.61%) Algorithms
13 23 (17.56%) Market Making
14 22 (16.79%) Computer Science
14 22 (16.79%) Banking
14 22 (16.79%) SQL
15 19 (14.50%) Investment Banking
16 17 (12.98%) Degree
17 13 (9.92%) Oracle
17 13 (9.92%) Python
18 11 (8.40%) J2SE
18 11 (8.40%) Fixed Income
18 11 (8.40%) Asset Management
18 11 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
19 10 (7.63%) Windows
20 9 (6.87%) STL
20 9 (6.87%) C#
21 8 (6.11%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (2.29%) MTS
1 3 (2.29%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.29%) Firewall
1 3 (2.29%) Multicast
2 2 (1.53%) Network Security
3 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.76%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.82%) KDB
2 1 (0.76%) Big Data
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) JUnit
1 4 (3.05%) TeamCity
1 4 (3.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.29%) JIRA
2 3 (2.29%) NUnit
2 3 (2.29%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.76%) Subversion
3 1 (0.76%) gulp
General
1 44 (33.59%) Finance
2 40 (30.53%) Front Office
3 22 (16.79%) Banking
4 19 (14.50%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.05%) Legal
6 3 (2.29%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.29%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.53%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.53%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (64.89%) Developer
2 46 (35.11%) Java Developer
3 29 (22.14%) C++ Developer
4 19 (14.50%) Senior Developer
5 16 (12.21%) Analyst
6 14 (10.69%) Senior Java Developer
7 11 (8.40%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Quantitative Developer
10 4 (3.05%) IT Support Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) IT Support
11 3 (2.29%) Security Engineer
11 3 (2.29%) Team Leader
11 3 (2.29%) Senior C++ Developer
11 3 (2.29%) Python Developer
11 3 (2.29%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.29%) Business Analyst
11 3 (2.29%) C# Developer
11 3 (2.29%) Senior Network Engineer
12 2 (1.53%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.37%) FIX Protocol
2 11 (8.40%) J2SE
3 9 (6.87%) STL
4 8 (6.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (3.05%) .NET
6 3 (2.29%) Rendezvous
7 2 (1.53%) JMS
7 2 (1.53%) Swing
7 2 (1.53%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.53%) WPF
8 1 (0.76%) RESTful
8 1 (0.76%) HTML
8 1 (0.76%) Java SE
8 1 (0.76%) WCF
8 1 (0.76%) CSS
8 1 (0.76%) Spring
8 1 (0.76%) HTML5
8 1 (0.76%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.76%) LESS
8 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (40.46%) Equities
2 31 (23.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 29 (22.14%) Hedge funds
4 27 (20.61%) Algorithms
5 22 (16.79%) Computer Science
6 11 (8.40%) Fixed Income
7 8 (6.11%) Mathematics
7 8 (6.11%) Derivative
8 6 (4.58%) Physics
9 3 (2.29%) Statistics
10 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.76%) VWAP
11 1 (0.76%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.76%) TWAP
11 1 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.35%) Linux
2 30 (22.90%) UNIX
3 10 (7.63%) Windows
4 1 (0.76%) Solaris
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (31.30%) Low Latency
2 32 (24.43%) Multithreading
2 32 (24.43%) Electronic Trading
3 23 (17.56%) Market Making
4 11 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (8.40%) Asset Management
5 7 (5.34%) Systematic Trading
6 6 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.58%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 5 (3.82%) TDD
7 5 (3.82%) Business Analysis
7 5 (3.82%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (3.82%) Analytics
8 4 (3.05%) Time Series Analysis
8 4 (3.05%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.05%) FX Algorithmic Trading
8 4 (3.05%) Data Management
8 4 (3.05%) OO
8 4 (3.05%) Software Architecture
9 3 (2.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (43.51%) Java
2 41 (31.30%) C++
3 22 (16.79%) SQL
4 13 (9.92%) Python
5 9 (6.87%) C#
6 7 (5.34%) Perl
7 4 (3.05%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.05%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.29%) C
8 3 (2.29%) VBA
9 2 (1.53%) R
10 1 (0.76%) Scala
10 1 (0.76%) Tcl
10 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.76%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.76%) AWK
10 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (12.98%) Degree
2 5 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.05%) CCNA
4 3 (2.29%) PhD
5 2 (1.53%) CCIE
5 2 (1.53%) ACCA
5 2 (1.53%) CISA
5 2 (1.53%) CCSA
6 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.76%) CCNP
6 1 (0.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (9.92%) Oracle
2 8 (6.11%) Cisco
3 5 (3.82%) TIBCO
4 4 (3.05%) Sybase
5 3 (2.29%) Fidessa
6 2 (1.53%) SunGard
6 2 (1.53%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.53%) NYFIX
7 1 (0.76%) Portware
7 1 (0.76%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (0.76%) HP
7 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.76%) Progress
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft
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