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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 255 228 218
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -10
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 56 104 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.87% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 1.07% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 51 98 120
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 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £100,750 £95,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £40,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+13.49% -4.11%
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
9252 9737 10335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.57% 81.92% 80.98%
Number of salaries quoted 7748 8479 9423
Average salary £55,500 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.47% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
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 30 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 30 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 67 (47.86%) Java
2 61 (43.57%) Front Office
3 59 (42.14%) Finance
4 56 (40.00%) UNIX
5 54 (38.57%) Low Latency
6 50 (35.71%) Multithreading
7 48 (34.29%) Computer Science
7 48 (34.29%) Equities
8 39 (27.86%) Linux
8 39 (27.86%) C++
9 37 (26.43%) Electronic Trading
10 36 (25.71%) Degree
11 35 (25.00%) SQL
12 33 (23.57%) Banking
13 30 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 29 (20.71%) Python
15 25 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (17.14%) Windows
16 24 (17.14%) Hedge funds
17 22 (15.71%) Mathematics
18 20 (14.29%) Algorithms
19 17 (12.14%) Fixed Income
19 17 (12.14%) C#
20 16 (11.43%) Investment Banking
20 16 (11.43%) FIX Protocol
21 13 (9.29%) Perl
22 12 (8.57%) Physics
23 11 (7.86%) .NET
23 11 (7.86%) Software Engineering
24 10 (7.14%) Financial Institution

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.71%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (0.71%) Confluence
1 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.43%) Firewall
2 1 (0.71%) DHCP
2 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.71%) DNS
2 1 (0.71%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.14%) KDB
2 4 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.14%) Big Data
4 1 (0.71%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.71%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) JUnit
1 4 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.14%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.14%) JIRA
2 3 (2.14%) Ant
3 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.71%) Subversion
3 1 (0.71%) Maven
General
1 61 (43.57%) Front Office
2 59 (42.14%) Finance
3 33 (23.57%) Banking
4 16 (11.43%) Investment Banking
5 10 (7.14%) Financial Institution
6 9 (6.43%) Games
7 6 (4.29%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.14%) Marketing
9 1 (0.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 93 (66.43%) Developer
2 52 (37.14%) Java Developer
3 22 (15.71%) C++ Developer
4 13 (9.29%) Python Developer
5 12 (8.57%) Analyst
6 11 (7.86%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.71%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.29%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.57%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Graduate
9 5 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Java Swing Developer
10 4 (2.86%) Front Office Developer
10 4 (2.86%) Junior
11 3 (2.14%) Applications Support Analyst
11 3 (2.14%) Messaging Specialist
11 3 (2.14%) Junior Developer
12 2 (1.43%) Test Analyst
12 2 (1.43%) Programmer
12 2 (1.43%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.43%) FIX Protocol
2 11 (7.86%) .NET
3 9 (6.43%) STL
4 8 (5.71%) Swing
4 8 (5.71%) Rendezvous
5 7 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 6 (4.29%) Java SE
7 5 (3.57%) Middleware
8 3 (2.14%) WPF
8 3 (2.14%) J2SE
8 3 (2.14%) JMS
8 3 (2.14%) CORBA
9 2 (1.43%) Reactive Extensions
10 1 (0.71%) Esper
10 1 (0.71%) HTML5
10 1 (0.71%) HTML
10 1 (0.71%) XML
10 1 (0.71%) J2EE
10 1 (0.71%) WCF
10 1 (0.71%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 48 (34.29%) Equities
1 48 (34.29%) Computer Science
2 30 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (17.14%) Hedge funds
4 22 (15.71%) Mathematics
5 20 (14.29%) Algorithms
6 17 (12.14%) Fixed Income
7 12 (8.57%) Physics
8 10 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (6.43%) Derivative
10 7 (5.00%) Data Structures
11 5 (3.57%) Open Source
12 2 (1.43%) User Experience
12 2 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (1.43%) Statistics
12 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.43%) Reference Data
12 2 (1.43%) Credit Risk
13 1 (0.71%) Online Games
13 1 (0.71%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 56 (40.00%) UNIX
2 39 (27.86%) Linux
3 24 (17.14%) Windows
4 4 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.14%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.14%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (38.57%) Low Latency
2 50 (35.71%) Multithreading
3 37 (26.43%) Electronic Trading
4 25 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (7.86%) Software Engineering
6 9 (6.43%) TDD
6 9 (6.43%) OO
7 6 (4.29%) Mentoring
8 5 (3.57%) E-business
9 4 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.14%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 3 (2.14%) Risk Management
10 3 (2.14%) Migration
10 3 (2.14%) Scrum
10 3 (2.14%) RAD
10 3 (2.14%) Business Analysis
10 3 (2.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (2.14%) Investment Management
10 3 (2.14%) Product Management
10 3 (2.14%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 67 (47.86%) Java
2 39 (27.86%) C++
3 35 (25.00%) SQL
4 29 (20.71%) Python
5 17 (12.14%) C#
6 13 (9.29%) Perl
7 5 (3.57%) C
7 5 (3.57%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.86%) Scala
8 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.14%) VBA
10 1 (0.71%) VBScript
10 1 (0.71%) VB
10 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.71%) Clojure
10 1 (0.71%) R
10 1 (0.71%) Haskell
10 1 (0.71%) Erlang
10 1 (0.71%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 36 (25.71%) Degree
2 4 (2.86%) PhD
3 1 (0.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (7.14%) TIBCO
2 9 (6.43%) Oracle
3 6 (4.29%) Fidessa
4 4 (2.86%) HP
4 4 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.86%) 29West
5 3 (2.14%) VMware
5 3 (2.14%) SunGard
5 3 (2.14%) Reuters
5 3 (2.14%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.43%) Sybase
7 1 (0.71%) Radianz
7 1 (0.71%) Algorithmics
7 1 (0.71%) Google
7 1 (0.71%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.71%) Portware
7 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
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