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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Algo Trading
Rank 204 260 275
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +15
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 55 50 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 0.49% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.56% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 53 49 78
Median salary £80,000 £85,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £102,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 - £42,500
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
5957 8939 10928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 90.16% 87.89% 85.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5442 7592 9148
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016, 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 60 (56.07%) Java
2 42 (39.25%) Degree
3 41 (38.32%) Finance
4 37 (34.58%) Multithreading
5 36 (33.64%) Unix
5 36 (33.64%) Python
6 35 (32.71%) Low Latency
7 34 (31.78%) Linux
8 33 (30.84%) C++
9 26 (24.30%) Equities
9 26 (24.30%) Computer Science
9 26 (24.30%) Algorithms
10 25 (23.36%) FIX Protocol
11 24 (22.43%) Hedge funds
12 22 (20.56%) Front Office
12 22 (20.56%) SQL
13 21 (19.63%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (17.76%) Banking
14 19 (17.76%) Windows
15 17 (15.89%) Investment Banking
16 15 (14.02%) STL
17 13 (12.15%) JavaScript
17 13 (12.15%) Perl
17 13 (12.15%) C
17 13 (12.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 13 (12.15%) Electronic Trading
18 11 (10.28%) PowerShell
18 11 (10.28%) QA
18 11 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
19 10 (9.35%) Bash Shell

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 7 (6.54%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.80%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.87%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) ION MarketView
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.80%) Data Mining
2 3 (2.80%) KDB
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.93%) Big Data
3 1 (0.93%) DB2
3 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
General
1 41 (38.32%) Finance
2 22 (20.56%) Front Office
3 19 (17.76%) Banking
4 17 (15.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 72 (67.29%) Developer
2 33 (30.84%) Java Developer
3 24 (22.43%) Senior Developer
4 22 (20.56%) C++ Developer
5 21 (19.63%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (8.41%) Analyst
6 9 (8.41%) Lead Developer
6 9 (8.41%) Quantitative Developer
7 5 (4.67%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Python Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Java Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) QA Engineer
9 3 (2.80%) C++ Programmer
9 3 (2.80%) Front Office Developer
9 3 (2.80%) Machine Learning Engineer
9 3 (2.80%) Programmer
9 3 (2.80%) Technical Operations Analyst
9 3 (2.80%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.36%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (14.02%) STL
3 13 (12.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (6.54%) Web Services
5 4 (3.74%) Spring
5 4 (3.74%) XML
6 3 (2.80%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.80%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (1.87%) .NET
7 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.87%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.93%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.93%) CSS
8 1 (0.93%) Ember.js
8 1 (0.93%) HTML
8 1 (0.93%) J2EE
8 1 (0.93%) jQuery
8 1 (0.93%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.30%) Algorithms
1 26 (24.30%) Computer Science
1 26 (24.30%) Equities
2 24 (22.43%) Hedge funds
3 21 (19.63%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (9.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (7.48%) Physics
6 7 (6.54%) Mathematics
7 6 (5.61%) Statistics
8 5 (4.67%) Fixed Income
9 3 (2.80%) Artificial Intelligence
9 3 (2.80%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.87%) Equity Risk
11 1 (0.93%) Derivative
11 1 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.64%) Unix
2 34 (31.78%) Linux
3 19 (17.76%) Windows
4 5 (4.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.93%) AIX
6 1 (0.93%) Solaris
6 1 (0.93%) SUSE
6 1 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.58%) Multithreading
2 35 (32.71%) Low Latency
3 13 (12.15%) Electronic Trading
4 11 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.41%) Garbage Collection
5 9 (8.41%) Integration Testing
6 8 (7.48%) Mentoring
7 7 (6.54%) OO
7 7 (6.54%) Quantitative Trading
7 7 (6.54%) Software Engineering
8 6 (5.61%) Concurrent Programming
9 5 (4.67%) Market Making
9 5 (4.67%) SDLC
10 4 (3.74%) Analytics
10 4 (3.74%) Data Analysis
10 4 (3.74%) Functional Programming
10 4 (3.74%) High Availability
10 4 (3.74%) OOP
10 4 (3.74%) Regression Testing
10 4 (3.74%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (56.07%) Java
2 36 (33.64%) Python
3 33 (30.84%) C++
4 22 (20.56%) SQL
5 13 (12.15%) C
5 13 (12.15%) JavaScript
5 13 (12.15%) Perl
6 11 (10.28%) PowerShell
7 10 (9.35%) Bash Shell
8 9 (8.41%) R
9 8 (7.48%) C#
10 4 (3.74%) MATLAB
10 4 (3.74%) Scala
11 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.93%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 42 (39.25%) Degree
2 7 (6.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (3.74%) ION Trading
2 2 (1.87%) Fidessa
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle
2 2 (1.87%) Solace
2 2 (1.87%) Sun
3 1 (0.93%) HP
3 1 (0.93%) Intel
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 6 days ago
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Modis International Ltd
Salary: £65000 per annum + bonus + healthcare + pension
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
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Eames Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Acutest
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago