The table below looks at the statistics for RMDS 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 RMDS over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 299 303 317
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Permanent jobs citing RMDS 19 18 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.13% 2.31% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 14
Average salary £63,750 £70,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.92% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £86,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £75,000 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
RMDS
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Business Applications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
892 780 890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 7.77% 6.69% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 721 686 819
Average salary £60,000 £62,500 £58,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +6.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -

RMDS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing RMDS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

RMDS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

RMDS
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RMDS across the City of London region.

RMDS Salary Trend in the City of London

RMDS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RMDS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

RMDS Salary Histogram in the City of London

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing RMDS 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 RMDS.

1 30 (71.43%) Reuters
2 25 (59.52%) Bloomberg
3 20 (47.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 20 (47.62%) Finance
4 14 (33.33%) Linux
5 13 (30.95%) Eikon
5 13 (30.95%) Low Latency
6 12 (28.57%) TIBCO
6 12 (28.57%) Middleware
7 11 (26.19%) Java
8 10 (23.81%) LAN
8 10 (23.81%) WAN
8 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 10 (23.81%) DNS
8 10 (23.81%) SSL
8 10 (23.81%) Murex
8 10 (23.81%) Misys
8 10 (23.81%) SunGard
8 10 (23.81%) Summit
8 10 (23.81%) ION Trading
8 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
8 10 (23.81%) Law
8 10 (23.81%) Publishing
8 10 (23.81%) Equities
8 10 (23.81%) 3000 Xtra
8 10 (23.81%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 10 (23.81%) Multicast
8 10 (23.81%) Front Arena
8 10 (23.81%) Data Analysis
9 9 (21.43%) Rendezvous

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing RMDS 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 RMDS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Eikon
2 10 (23.81%) Summit
2 10 (23.81%) 3000 Xtra
2 10 (23.81%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 10 (23.81%) Front Arena
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) LAN
1 10 (23.81%) WAN
1 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
1 10 (23.81%) DNS
1 10 (23.81%) SSL
1 10 (23.81%) Multicast
2 2 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) DTS
2 1 (2.38%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) JUnit
General
1 20 (47.62%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Law
2 10 (23.81%) Publishing
3 8 (19.05%) Front Office
4 6 (14.29%) Financial Institution
5 5 (11.90%) Banking
6 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
7 2 (4.76%) Back Office
8 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Market Data Engineer
2 11 (26.19%) Technical Manager
3 10 (23.81%) Technical Account Manager
3 10 (23.81%) Account Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Development Manager
6 2 (4.76%) CLAS Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.38%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Data Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.38%) Python Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Development Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Market Data Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Market Data Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Java Development Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Market Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) Middleware
2 9 (21.43%) Rendezvous
3 1 (2.38%) JMS
3 1 (2.38%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (47.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (23.81%) Equities
3 2 (4.76%) CESG
3 2 (4.76%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.38%) Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (16.67%) UNIX
3 4 (9.52%) Solaris
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Low Latency
2 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
2 10 (23.81%) Data Analysis
3 8 (19.05%) Project Management
4 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 3 (7.14%) Change Control
6 2 (4.76%) Security Architecture
6 2 (4.76%) Data Transformation
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.38%) TDD
7 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.38%) ITIL
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.38%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.38%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) C++
4 4 (9.52%) Perl
5 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 30 (71.43%) Reuters
2 25 (59.52%) Bloomberg
3 12 (28.57%) TIBCO
4 10 (23.81%) Murex
4 10 (23.81%) Misys
4 10 (23.81%) SunGard
4 10 (23.81%) ION Trading
5 5 (11.90%) 29West
6 4 (9.52%) Oracle
6 4 (9.52%) CQG
7 3 (7.14%) Red Hat