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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 262 217 226
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +9
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 57 107 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.89% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.10% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 54 97 106
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 £45,750 £55,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £93,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-29.16% +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
9584 9691 10174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.14% 80.85% 79.08%
Number of salaries quoted 7943 8538 9283
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 1 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 1 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 75 (51.37%) Java
2 67 (45.89%) Front Office
3 66 (45.21%) Finance
4 51 (34.93%) Equities
4 51 (34.93%) Low Latency
5 49 (33.56%) UNIX
6 48 (32.88%) Computer Science
6 48 (32.88%) Multithreading
7 38 (26.03%) Degree
8 36 (24.66%) C++
9 34 (23.29%) Electronic Trading
10 33 (22.60%) SQL
10 33 (22.60%) Linux
10 33 (22.60%) Banking
11 30 (20.55%) Python
11 30 (20.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 28 (19.18%) Mathematics
13 25 (17.12%) Hedge funds
14 22 (15.07%) Windows
15 20 (13.70%) FIX Protocol
16 18 (12.33%) Perl
16 18 (12.33%) C#
16 18 (12.33%) Fixed Income
17 17 (11.64%) Investment Banking
17 17 (11.64%) Physics
18 15 (10.27%) Derivative
19 12 (8.22%) Software Engineering
19 12 (8.22%) Financial Institution
19 12 (8.22%) QA
20 11 (7.53%) TIBCO

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 3 (2.05%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.37%) TIBCO EMS
3 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 3 (2.05%) DHCP
1 3 (2.05%) DNS
2 2 (1.37%) Firewall
3 1 (0.68%) BGP
3 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.16%) KDB
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.74%) Big Data
3 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.68%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.68%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.74%) JUnit
1 4 (2.74%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (2.74%) JIRA
2 3 (2.05%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.05%) Ant
2 3 (2.05%) Maven
3 2 (1.37%) Subversion
3 2 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.68%) Mockito
4 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
General
1 67 (45.89%) Front Office
2 66 (45.21%) Finance
3 33 (22.60%) Banking
4 17 (11.64%) Investment Banking
5 12 (8.22%) Financial Institution
6 10 (6.85%) Games
7 7 (4.79%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.05%) Marketing
9 2 (1.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 89 (60.96%) Developer
2 56 (38.36%) Java Developer
3 18 (12.33%) C++ Developer
4 13 (8.90%) Analyst
5 10 (6.85%) Graduate
5 10 (6.85%) C# Developer
6 9 (6.16%) Python Developer
7 8 (5.48%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.48%) Applications Support
8 5 (3.42%) IT Graduate
9 4 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (2.74%) Java Swing Developer
9 4 (2.74%) WPF Developer
9 4 (2.74%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.74%) Junior
9 4 (2.74%) Applications Support Analyst
10 3 (2.05%) Messaging Specialist
10 3 (2.05%) Junior Developer
10 3 (2.05%) Trainee
11 2 (1.37%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.70%) FIX Protocol
2 11 (7.53%) .NET
3 8 (5.48%) Rendezvous
4 7 (4.79%) STL
4 7 (4.79%) Swing
5 6 (4.11%) WPF
5 6 (4.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 5 (3.42%) Java SE
6 5 (3.42%) Middleware
7 3 (2.05%) J2SE
7 3 (2.05%) JMS
7 3 (2.05%) CORBA
8 2 (1.37%) Web Services
8 2 (1.37%) XML
8 2 (1.37%) WCF
8 2 (1.37%) Reactive Extensions
9 1 (0.68%) Esper
9 1 (0.68%) HTML5
9 1 (0.68%) Guice
9 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 51 (34.93%) Equities
2 48 (32.88%) Computer Science
3 30 (20.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 28 (19.18%) Mathematics
5 25 (17.12%) Hedge funds
6 18 (12.33%) Fixed Income
7 17 (11.64%) Physics
8 15 (10.27%) Derivative
9 4 (2.74%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (2.05%) Open Source
11 2 (1.37%) Statistics
11 2 (1.37%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.37%) Reference Data
11 2 (1.37%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.68%) Online Games
12 1 (0.68%) VWAP
12 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.68%) Xbox
12 1 (0.68%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 49 (33.56%) UNIX
2 33 (22.60%) Linux
3 22 (15.07%) Windows
4 4 (2.74%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.93%) Low Latency
2 48 (32.88%) Multithreading
3 34 (23.29%) Electronic Trading
4 12 (8.22%) Software Engineering
5 11 (7.53%) OO
6 10 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (6.16%) TDD
8 6 (4.11%) E-business
8 6 (4.11%) Analytics
9 5 (3.42%) Risk Management
10 4 (2.74%) Scrum
10 4 (2.74%) RAD
10 4 (2.74%) Investment Management
10 4 (2.74%) MVVM
10 4 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.05%) BDD
11 3 (2.05%) Performance Improvement
11 3 (2.05%) Product Management
11 3 (2.05%) Computer Architecture
11 3 (2.05%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (51.37%) Java
2 36 (24.66%) C++
3 33 (22.60%) SQL
4 30 (20.55%) Python
5 18 (12.33%) Perl
5 18 (12.33%) C#
6 6 (4.11%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.11%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.42%) C
8 4 (2.74%) Scala
8 4 (2.74%) VBA
9 2 (1.37%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
10 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.68%) Clojure
10 1 (0.68%) R
10 1 (0.68%) Haskell
10 1 (0.68%) Erlang
10 1 (0.68%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 38 (26.03%) Degree
2 4 (2.74%) PhD
3 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (7.53%) TIBCO
2 8 (5.48%) Oracle
2 8 (5.48%) Fidessa
3 6 (4.11%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.42%) Sybase
4 5 (3.42%) VMware
5 4 (2.74%) HP
5 4 (2.74%) 29West
6 2 (1.37%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.68%) Radianz
7 1 (0.68%) Charles River
7 1 (0.68%) Algorithmics
7 1 (0.68%) Google
7 1 (0.68%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.68%) Portware
7 1 (0.68%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.68%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.68%) Reuters
7 1 (0.68%) SunGard
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum (+ Bonus of 30-50%)
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago