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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algo Trading
Rank 244 266 227
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -39
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 62 71 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.59% 0.57% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.68% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 60 66 88
Average salary £83,750 £77,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.06% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £40,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £97,500 £98,250
UK excluding London average salary - £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -22.72%
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
8954 10367 9930
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 85.13% 83.55% 82.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7647 8559 8684
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 66 (51.97%) Java
2 48 (37.80%) Equities
2 48 (37.80%) Front Office
3 45 (35.43%) Finance
4 43 (33.86%) Low Latency
5 41 (32.28%) Linux
6 39 (30.71%) C++
6 39 (30.71%) Multithreading
7 38 (29.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 31 (24.41%) Electronic Trading
9 30 (23.62%) Banking
10 27 (21.26%) Investment Banking
11 26 (20.47%) FIX Protocol
12 25 (19.69%) Algorithms
13 23 (18.11%) UNIX
14 22 (17.32%) Hedge funds
15 21 (16.54%) Market Making
15 21 (16.54%) Computer Science
16 18 (14.17%) Fixed Income
17 17 (13.39%) Degree
18 14 (11.02%) Python
18 14 (11.02%) SQL
19 11 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
20 9 (7.09%) Windows
21 8 (6.30%) Mathematics
21 8 (6.30%) Derivative
21 8 (6.30%) FX Algorithmic Trading
22 7 (5.51%) C#
22 7 (5.51%) STL
23 6 (4.72%) JUnit

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) Multicast
2 1 (0.79%) NX-OS
2 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.79%) Firewall
2 1 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.15%) KDB
2 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (4.72%) JUnit
1 6 (4.72%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.15%) JIRA
2 4 (3.15%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.36%) NUnit
3 3 (2.36%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.79%) Subversion
4 1 (0.79%) gulp
General
1 48 (37.80%) Front Office
2 45 (35.43%) Finance
3 30 (23.62%) Banking
4 27 (21.26%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.72%) Legal
6 3 (2.36%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.57%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.57%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 88 (69.29%) Developer
2 54 (42.52%) Java Developer
3 26 (20.47%) C++ Developer
4 19 (14.96%) Senior Developer
5 16 (12.60%) Analyst
6 14 (11.02%) Senior Java Developer
7 11 (8.66%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Quantitative Developer
9 4 (3.15%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) IT Support
10 3 (2.36%) Team Leader
10 3 (2.36%) Network Engineer
10 3 (2.36%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.36%) Business Analyst
11 2 (1.57%) Junior
11 2 (1.57%) Programmer
11 2 (1.57%) C# Developer
11 2 (1.57%) Applications Support
11 2 (1.57%) Senior Network Engineer
11 2 (1.57%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.47%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (5.51%) STL
3 5 (3.94%) J2SE
3 5 (3.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (3.15%) .NET
5 2 (1.57%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.79%) Java SE
6 1 (0.79%) JMS
6 1 (0.79%) Spring
6 1 (0.79%) CSS
6 1 (0.79%) Swing
6 1 (0.79%) HTML5
6 1 (0.79%) QuickFIX
6 1 (0.79%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.79%) Ultra Messaging
6 1 (0.79%) LESS
6 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.79%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.79%) React
Miscellaneous
1 48 (37.80%) Equities
2 38 (29.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 25 (19.69%) Algorithms
4 22 (17.32%) Hedge funds
5 21 (16.54%) Computer Science
6 18 (14.17%) Fixed Income
7 8 (6.30%) Mathematics
7 8 (6.30%) Derivative
8 6 (4.72%) Physics
8 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.57%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.57%) Statistics
10 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.79%) VWAP
10 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.79%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 41 (32.28%) Linux
2 23 (18.11%) UNIX
3 9 (7.09%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) Solaris
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.86%) Low Latency
2 39 (30.71%) Multithreading
3 31 (24.41%) Electronic Trading
4 21 (16.54%) Market Making
5 11 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (6.30%) FX Algorithmic Trading
7 6 (4.72%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 6 (4.72%) Business Analysis
8 5 (3.94%) Software Architecture
9 4 (3.15%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.15%) Asset Management
10 3 (2.36%) OO
10 3 (2.36%) Risk Management
10 3 (2.36%) Test Automation
10 3 (2.36%) Time Series Analysis
11 2 (1.57%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (1.57%) Analytics
11 2 (1.57%) Systematic Trading
11 2 (1.57%) Concurrent Programming
11 2 (1.57%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (51.97%) Java
2 39 (30.71%) C++
3 14 (11.02%) SQL
3 14 (11.02%) Python
4 7 (5.51%) C#
5 6 (4.72%) Perl
6 4 (3.15%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.36%) VBA
7 3 (2.36%) C
8 2 (1.57%) R
9 1 (0.79%) Scala
9 1 (0.79%) Tcl
9 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.79%) AWK
9 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (13.39%) Degree
2 2 (1.57%) ACCA
2 2 (1.57%) CISA
2 2 (1.57%) PhD
2 2 (1.57%) ISEB
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.79%) CCIE
3 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (3.94%) Oracle
2 4 (3.15%) Cisco
3 3 (2.36%) Fidessa
4 2 (1.57%) SunGard
4 2 (1.57%) Bloomberg
4 2 (1.57%) NYFIX
5 1 (0.79%) Portware
5 1 (0.79%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (0.79%) Tableau
5 1 (0.79%) HP
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.79%) Sybase
5 1 (0.79%) Progress
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