The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 258 213 215
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +2
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 67 100 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.84% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.03% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 63 90 109
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 £40,000 £50,000 £44,500
10% offered a salary of more than £97,000 £100,000 £90,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.10% +7.64%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
10075 9670 10211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.48% 80.83% 78.83%
Number of salaries quoted 8289 8459 9297
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -0.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Algorithmic Trading
London

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 July 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 July 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 85 (53.13%) Java
2 82 (51.25%) Front Office
3 76 (47.50%) Finance
4 55 (34.38%) Computer Science
5 52 (32.50%) Equities
6 51 (31.88%) Multithreading
7 50 (31.25%) Low Latency
7 50 (31.25%) UNIX
8 46 (28.75%) Degree
9 41 (25.63%) C++
10 36 (22.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 34 (21.25%) Linux
11 34 (21.25%) Mathematics
11 34 (21.25%) Electronic Trading
12 32 (20.00%) Banking
13 29 (18.13%) Python
13 29 (18.13%) SQL
14 28 (17.50%) Hedge funds
15 25 (15.63%) Physics
15 25 (15.63%) Windows
15 25 (15.63%) Fixed Income
16 22 (13.75%) C#
17 19 (11.88%) FIX Protocol
18 17 (10.63%) Derivative
18 17 (10.63%) Perl
19 16 (10.00%) Investment Banking
19 16 (10.00%) Software Engineering
20 15 (9.38%) QA
21 12 (7.50%) .NET
22 11 (6.88%) TIBCO

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.88%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.63%) Confluence
4 1 (0.63%) MTS
Applications
1 4 (2.50%) MS Office
2 2 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.63%) LatentZero
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.50%) DHCP
1 4 (2.50%) DNS
2 2 (1.25%) Firewall
3 1 (0.63%) BGP
3 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.63%) KDB
2 6 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.50%) Big Data
5 1 (0.63%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.13%) JUnit
2 4 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (2.50%) JIRA
3 3 (1.88%) Maven
3 3 (1.88%) Ant
3 3 (1.88%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.25%) Subversion
4 2 (1.25%) Mockito
4 2 (1.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 82 (51.25%) Front Office
2 76 (47.50%) Finance
3 32 (20.00%) Banking
4 16 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.00%) Financial Institution
6 7 (4.38%) Games
7 2 (1.25%) Back Office
7 2 (1.25%) Marketing
8 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 93 (58.13%) Developer
2 60 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 17 (10.63%) C++ Developer
4 16 (10.00%) Graduate
5 15 (9.38%) Analyst
6 11 (6.88%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.00%) Applications Support
7 8 (5.00%) IT Graduate
8 7 (4.38%) Python Developer
8 7 (4.38%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.75%) Trainee
10 4 (2.50%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.50%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (2.50%) WPF Developer
11 3 (1.88%) Messaging Specialist
11 3 (1.88%) Quantitative Analyst
11 3 (1.88%) Junior Developer
11 3 (1.88%) Junior
12 2 (1.25%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.88%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (7.50%) .NET
3 8 (5.00%) Rendezvous
3 8 (5.00%) STL
4 7 (4.38%) WPF
5 5 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (3.13%) Middleware
6 4 (2.50%) XML
6 4 (2.50%) J2SE
7 3 (1.88%) Swing
7 3 (1.88%) CORBA
7 3 (1.88%) JMS
8 2 (1.25%) Spring
8 2 (1.25%) Web Services
8 2 (1.25%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (1.25%) WCF
8 2 (1.25%) Java SE
9 1 (0.63%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.63%) Guice
9 1 (0.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 55 (34.38%) Computer Science
2 52 (32.50%) Equities
3 36 (22.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 34 (21.25%) Mathematics
5 28 (17.50%) Hedge funds
6 25 (15.63%) Physics
6 25 (15.63%) Fixed Income
7 17 (10.63%) Derivative
8 6 (3.75%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.25%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.25%) Open Source
9 2 (1.25%) Statistics
9 2 (1.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 1 (0.63%) Online Games
10 1 (0.63%) VWAP
10 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.63%) Xbox
10 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 50 (31.25%) UNIX
2 34 (21.25%) Linux
3 25 (15.63%) Windows
4 5 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (31.88%) Multithreading
2 50 (31.25%) Low Latency
3 34 (21.25%) Electronic Trading
4 16 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 10 (6.25%) OO
5 10 (6.25%) Analytics
6 9 (5.63%) Risk Management
7 7 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (3.75%) Data Management
9 5 (3.13%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 5 (3.13%) TDD
9 5 (3.13%) Asset Management
9 5 (3.13%) Scrum
9 5 (3.13%) E-business
10 4 (2.50%) RAD
10 4 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.50%) MVVM
11 3 (1.88%) Statistical Analysis
11 3 (1.88%) Release Management
11 3 (1.88%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (53.13%) Java
2 41 (25.63%) C++
3 29 (18.13%) Python
3 29 (18.13%) SQL
4 22 (13.75%) C#
5 17 (10.63%) Perl
6 8 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.75%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.13%) Scala
8 5 (3.13%) C
9 4 (2.50%) VBA
10 3 (1.88%) VB
10 3 (1.88%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.63%) Haskell
11 1 (0.63%) Erlang
11 1 (0.63%) F#
11 1 (0.63%) OCaml
11 1 (0.63%) Clojure
11 1 (0.63%) R
11 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (28.75%) Degree
2 2 (1.25%) PhD
3 1 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (6.88%) TIBCO
2 9 (5.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.63%) Fidessa
3 8 (5.00%) Oracle
3 8 (5.00%) Sybase
4 7 (4.38%) VMware
5 4 (2.50%) HP
5 4 (2.50%) 29West
6 2 (1.25%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.25%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.63%) Portware
7 1 (0.63%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.63%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.63%) Tradeweb
7 1 (0.63%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (0.63%) Radianz
7 1 (0.63%) Charles River
7 1 (0.63%) Algorithmics
7 1 (0.63%) eSpeed
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
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