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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Algo Trading
London / City of London
Rank 180 199 249
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +50
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 42 66 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.85% 0.97% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.09% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 30 61 69
Median salary £70,000 £87,500 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £52,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £100,000 £88,400
UK excluding London median salary £27,000 £57,500 £20,000
% change year-on-year
-53.04% +187.50%

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
4431 6074 8979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 89.24% 88.92% 86.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4031 5391 7652
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 £38,000
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 19 February 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 19 February 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 (52.70%) Linux
2 31 (41.89%) C++
3 26 (35.14%) Python
3 26 (35.14%) Finance
4 24 (32.43%) Equities
4 24 (32.43%) Unix
4 24 (32.43%) Low Latency
4 24 (32.43%) Market Making
5 23 (31.08%) Electronic Trading
5 23 (31.08%) Front Office
6 19 (25.68%) Hedge funds
7 18 (24.32%) Multithreading
8 17 (22.97%) Java
9 16 (21.62%) High-Frequency Trading
10 15 (20.27%) Perl
11 14 (18.92%) SQL
11 14 (18.92%) Algorithms
12 13 (17.57%) C
13 12 (16.22%) Puppet
13 12 (16.22%) Jenkins
13 12 (16.22%) Software Engineering
14 11 (14.86%) Degree
14 11 (14.86%) Mathematics
15 10 (13.51%) Computer Science
15 10 (13.51%) Fixed Income
15 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (12.16%) C#
17 8 (10.81%) .NET
17 8 (10.81%) STL
17 8 (10.81%) Banking

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 3 (4.05%) Confluence
2 1 (1.35%) IPython
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) KDB
2 5 (6.76%) Tick Data
3 4 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.35%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.05%) JIRA
2 3 (4.05%) Maven
General
1 26 (35.14%) Finance
2 23 (31.08%) Front Office
3 8 (10.81%) Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.05%) Games
6 2 (2.70%) Marketing
7 1 (1.35%) French Language
7 1 (1.35%) German Language
7 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 52 (70.27%) Developer
2 21 (28.38%) C++ Developer
3 17 (22.97%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 13 (17.57%) Java Developer
5 10 (13.51%) Python Developer
6 8 (10.81%) C# Developer
6 8 (10.81%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
6 8 (10.81%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) Unix Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
7 6 (8.11%) Site Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) F# Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) KDB Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Quantitative Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Trainee
9 4 (5.41%) Trainee Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) .NET
1 8 (10.81%) FIX Protocol
1 8 (10.81%) STL
2 7 (9.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 6 (8.11%) WPF
4 5 (6.76%) Pandas
5 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.41%) Django
6 3 (4.05%) Java SE
7 2 (2.70%) Akka
7 2 (2.70%) Angular 2
7 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.70%) Kafka
7 2 (2.70%) Polymer
8 1 (1.35%) Java Concurrency
8 1 (1.35%) Middleware
8 1 (1.35%) NumPy
8 1 (1.35%) SciPy
8 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.43%) Equities
2 19 (25.68%) Hedge funds
3 14 (18.92%) Algorithms
4 11 (14.86%) Mathematics
5 10 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (13.51%) Computer Science
5 10 (13.51%) Fixed Income
6 8 (10.81%) Fintech
7 7 (9.46%) Physics
8 5 (6.76%) Statistics
9 2 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (2.70%) VWAP
10 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.35%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (1.35%) Index Arbitrage
10 1 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (1.35%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 39 (52.70%) Linux
2 24 (32.43%) Unix
3 6 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.43%) Low Latency
1 24 (32.43%) Market Making
2 23 (31.08%) Electronic Trading
3 18 (24.32%) Multithreading
4 16 (21.62%) High-Frequency Trading
5 12 (16.22%) Software Engineering
6 8 (10.81%) Data Management
6 8 (10.81%) DevOps
7 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.41%) BDD
8 4 (5.41%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (5.41%) Multithreaded Programming
8 4 (5.41%) MVC
8 4 (5.41%) SDLC
8 4 (5.41%) TDD
8 4 (5.41%) Validation
9 3 (4.05%) Flow Trading
9 3 (4.05%) Functional Programming
10 2 (2.70%) Analytics
10 2 (2.70%) Proprietary Trading
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.89%) C++
2 26 (35.14%) Python
3 17 (22.97%) Java
4 15 (20.27%) Perl
5 14 (18.92%) SQL
6 13 (17.57%) C
7 9 (12.16%) C#
8 4 (5.41%) F#
9 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) PhD
3 1 (1.35%) CISA
3 1 (1.35%) CISM
3 1 (1.35%) CISSP
3 1 (1.35%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) Puppet
2 8 (10.81%) Ansible
2 8 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.35%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) Splunk
2 3 (4.05%) Fidessa
3 1 (1.35%) Intel
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle
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