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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 266 222 207
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -15
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 63 106 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.90% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.09% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 61 98 109
Average salary £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,750 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-22.91% +41.17%
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
9444 9693 10412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.96% 82.05% 80.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7888 8471 9498
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014, 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 71 (48.63%) Java
2 66 (45.21%) Front Office
3 65 (44.52%) Finance
4 53 (36.30%) Equities
5 52 (35.62%) UNIX
5 52 (35.62%) Low Latency
6 50 (34.25%) Computer Science
6 50 (34.25%) Multithreading
7 39 (26.71%) Degree
8 38 (26.03%) Electronic Trading
9 37 (25.34%) SQL
9 37 (25.34%) C++
10 35 (23.97%) Linux
11 33 (22.60%) Banking
12 31 (21.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 30 (20.55%) Python
14 26 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (16.44%) Windows
15 24 (16.44%) Mathematics
15 24 (16.44%) Hedge funds
16 19 (13.01%) C#
16 19 (13.01%) FIX Protocol
17 17 (11.64%) Fixed Income
18 16 (10.96%) Investment Banking
18 16 (10.96%) Perl
19 15 (10.27%) Physics
20 12 (8.22%) Derivative
20 12 (8.22%) .NET
21 11 (7.53%) OO
21 11 (7.53%) TIBCO

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.37%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.37%) Firewall
1 2 (1.37%) DNS
1 2 (1.37%) DHCP
2 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.68%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.85%) KDB
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.05%) Big Data
5 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.68%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 4 (2.74%) JIRA
1 4 (2.74%) JUnit
1 4 (2.74%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.05%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.05%) Ant
3 2 (1.37%) Maven
3 2 (1.37%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
General
1 66 (45.21%) Front Office
2 65 (44.52%) Finance
3 33 (22.60%) Banking
4 16 (10.96%) Investment Banking
5 11 (7.53%) Financial Institution
6 9 (6.16%) Games
7 5 (3.42%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.05%) Marketing
9 2 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 94 (64.38%) Developer
2 55 (37.67%) Java Developer
3 20 (13.70%) C++ Developer
4 13 (8.90%) Python Developer
4 13 (8.90%) Analyst
5 12 (8.22%) C# Developer
6 9 (6.16%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.79%) Graduate
7 7 (4.79%) Applications Support
8 5 (3.42%) Java Swing Developer
9 4 (2.74%) Front Office Developer
9 4 (2.74%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.74%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (2.05%) Junior
10 3 (2.05%) Messaging Specialist
10 3 (2.05%) IT Graduate
10 3 (2.05%) WPF Developer
11 2 (1.37%) C++/Java Developer
11 2 (1.37%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.01%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (8.22%) .NET
3 8 (5.48%) Rendezvous
3 8 (5.48%) STL
3 8 (5.48%) Swing
4 7 (4.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (3.42%) Middleware
5 5 (3.42%) Java SE
5 5 (3.42%) WPF
6 3 (2.05%) J2SE
6 3 (2.05%) JMS
6 3 (2.05%) CORBA
7 2 (1.37%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (1.37%) WCF
8 1 (0.68%) Web Services
8 1 (0.68%) XML
8 1 (0.68%) J2EE
8 1 (0.68%) HTML
8 1 (0.68%) Spring
8 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 53 (36.30%) Equities
2 50 (34.25%) Computer Science
3 31 (21.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (16.44%) Mathematics
4 24 (16.44%) Hedge funds
5 17 (11.64%) Fixed Income
6 15 (10.27%) Physics
7 12 (8.22%) Derivative
8 11 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (3.42%) Open Source
10 2 (1.37%) User Experience
10 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.37%) Statistics
10 2 (1.37%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.37%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.68%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.68%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 52 (35.62%) UNIX
2 35 (23.97%) Linux
3 24 (16.44%) Windows
4 4 (2.74%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.37%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.68%) Solaris
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (35.62%) Low Latency
2 50 (34.25%) Multithreading
3 38 (26.03%) Electronic Trading
4 26 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (7.53%) OO
5 11 (7.53%) Software Engineering
6 9 (6.16%) TDD
7 5 (3.42%) E-business
7 5 (3.42%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.74%) Analytics
8 4 (2.74%) MVVM
8 4 (2.74%) Investment Management
8 4 (2.74%) Scrum
9 3 (2.05%) OOD
9 3 (2.05%) RAD
9 3 (2.05%) Business Analysis
9 3 (2.05%) Migration
9 3 (2.05%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.05%) Product Management
9 3 (2.05%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 71 (48.63%) Java
2 37 (25.34%) SQL
2 37 (25.34%) C++
3 30 (20.55%) Python
4 19 (13.01%) C#
5 16 (10.96%) Perl
6 6 (4.11%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.42%) C
7 5 (3.42%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.74%) Scala
9 3 (2.05%) VBA
10 2 (1.37%) VB
11 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.68%) VBScript
11 1 (0.68%) F#
11 1 (0.68%) OCaml
11 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.68%) Clojure
11 1 (0.68%) Haskell
11 1 (0.68%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 39 (26.71%) Degree
2 4 (2.74%) PhD
3 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 11 (7.53%) TIBCO
2 8 (5.48%) Oracle
3 7 (4.79%) Fidessa
4 5 (3.42%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.74%) 29West
5 4 (2.74%) VMware
5 4 (2.74%) Sybase
5 4 (2.74%) HP
6 3 (2.05%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.37%) Reuters
7 2 (1.37%) SunGard
8 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.68%) Radianz
8 1 (0.68%) Charles River
8 1 (0.68%) Algorithmics
8 1 (0.68%) Google
8 1 (0.68%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.68%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.68%) Portware
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