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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Algo Trading
Rank 203 248 187
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -61
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 56 70 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.84% 0.67% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.79% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 51 70 115
Average salary £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £85,300 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £20,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
+175.00% -72.41%
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
5894 8815 8832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 88.01% 84.74% 85.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5278 7585 7491
Average salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 2016, 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 63 (52.07%) Java
2 46 (38.02%) Low Latency
3 45 (37.19%) C++
4 44 (36.36%) Multithreading
5 43 (35.54%) Finance
6 36 (29.75%) Degree
7 35 (28.93%) Equities
8 34 (28.10%) Computer Science
9 32 (26.45%) FIX Protocol
9 32 (26.45%) Unix
9 32 (26.45%) Linux
10 31 (25.62%) Hedge funds
11 29 (23.97%) Front Office
12 27 (22.31%) Algorithms
13 26 (21.49%) Python
14 24 (19.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 23 (19.01%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (18.18%) SQL
17 20 (16.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 19 (15.70%) Electronic Trading
19 18 (14.88%) Mathematics
19 18 (14.88%) STL
20 15 (12.40%) Garbage Collection
21 14 (11.57%) Analytics
21 14 (11.57%) C#
22 13 (10.74%) Windows
22 13 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
22 13 (10.74%) Fixed Income
22 13 (10.74%) Mentoring
23 11 (9.09%) C

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (4.13%) MTS
1 5 (4.13%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) Firewall
1 1 (0.83%) Multicast
1 1 (0.83%) Network Security
1 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.44%) KDB
2 6 (4.96%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.65%) Big Data
4 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.65%) Tick Data
5 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) JUnit
2 1 (0.83%) Ant
2 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.83%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.83%) Maven
2 1 (0.83%) Selenium
2 1 (0.83%) TestNG
General
1 43 (35.54%) Finance
2 29 (23.97%) Front Office
3 5 (4.13%) Banking
4 4 (3.31%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.48%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (77.69%) Developer
2 40 (33.06%) Java Developer
3 26 (21.49%) C++ Developer
4 24 (19.83%) Senior Developer
5 20 (16.53%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (9.92%) Quantitative Developer
7 8 (6.61%) Python Developer
8 7 (5.79%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.96%) Analyst
9 6 (4.96%) C# GUI Developer
9 6 (4.96%) C# Software Developer
9 6 (4.96%) C# WCF Developer
9 6 (4.96%) C# WPF Developer
9 6 (4.96%) GUI Developer
9 6 (4.96%) WCF Developer
9 6 (4.96%) WPF Developer
10 4 (3.31%) C++ Programmer
10 4 (3.31%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 4 (3.31%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.31%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.45%) FIX Protocol
2 20 (16.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 18 (14.88%) STL
4 7 (5.79%) Rendezvous
4 7 (5.79%) WPF
5 6 (4.96%) Spring
5 6 (4.96%) WCF
6 5 (4.13%) J2SE
7 3 (2.48%) XML
8 2 (1.65%) RESTful
9 1 (0.83%) .NET
9 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.83%) CSS
9 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.83%) HTML
9 1 (0.83%) Java Concurrency
9 1 (0.83%) JMS
9 1 (0.83%) LESS
9 1 (0.83%) Protocol Buffers
9 1 (0.83%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 35 (28.93%) Equities
2 34 (28.10%) Computer Science
3 31 (25.62%) Hedge funds
4 27 (22.31%) Algorithms
5 24 (19.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (19.01%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (14.88%) Mathematics
8 13 (10.74%) Fixed Income
9 9 (7.44%) Fintech
10 8 (6.61%) Derivative
10 8 (6.61%) Physics
11 7 (5.79%) Statistics
12 6 (4.96%) Data Structures
13 2 (1.65%) Reference Data
14 1 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
14 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.83%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.45%) Linux
1 32 (26.45%) Unix
2 13 (10.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (38.02%) Low Latency
2 44 (36.36%) Multithreading
3 19 (15.70%) Electronic Trading
4 15 (12.40%) Garbage Collection
5 14 (11.57%) Analytics
6 13 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (10.74%) Mentoring
7 11 (9.09%) Quantitative Trading
8 8 (6.61%) Concurrent Programming
8 8 (6.61%) Data Management
8 8 (6.61%) OO
9 6 (4.96%) Market Making
9 6 (4.96%) SDLC
9 6 (4.96%) Systematic Trading
10 5 (4.13%) Asset Management
10 5 (4.13%) Proprietary Trading
10 5 (4.13%) TDD
11 4 (3.31%) Integration Testing
11 4 (3.31%) Software Engineering
11 4 (3.31%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (52.07%) Java
2 45 (37.19%) C++
3 26 (21.49%) Python
4 22 (18.18%) SQL
5 14 (11.57%) C#
6 11 (9.09%) C
7 5 (4.13%) R
8 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.83%) VBA
9 1 (0.83%) XAML
Qualifications
1 36 (29.75%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) PhD
3 4 (3.31%) CCNA
3 4 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.65%) CCSA
5 1 (0.83%) CCIE
5 1 (0.83%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (9.09%) Oracle
2 6 (4.96%) TIBCO
3 5 (4.13%) Sybase
4 2 (1.65%) Cisco
4 2 (1.65%) ION Trading
4 2 (1.65%) Solace
5 1 (0.83%) Fidessa
5 1 (0.83%) Intel
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