The table below looks at the statistics for Algorithmic Trading skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Algorithmic Trading over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 644 482 545
Rank change year-on-year
-162 +63
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 224 433 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.42% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.52% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 207 345 315
Average salary £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £20,000 £42,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-52.94% -26.08%
Algorithmic Trading
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
86422 83683 86901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.28% 81.85% 79.70%
Number of salaries quoted 71808 67811 74641
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Algorithmic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Algorithmic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in England

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading across the England region.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Trend in England

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in England

Algorithmic Trading
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -105 217 £75,000 - 14
East of England -15 7 £20,000 -50.00% 1
Algorithmic Trading
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Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 250 (50.10%) Finance
2 230 (46.09%) Java
3 179 (35.87%) Front Office
4 171 (34.27%) SQL
5 166 (33.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 166 (33.27%) Multithreading
6 161 (32.26%) Low Latency
7 159 (31.86%) Equities
8 153 (30.66%) UNIX
9 150 (30.06%) Linux
10 141 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
11 134 (26.85%) C++
12 125 (25.05%) C#
13 122 (24.45%) Banking
14 104 (20.84%) Degree
15 103 (20.64%) FIX Protocol
15 103 (20.64%) Electronic Trading
16 100 (20.04%) Python
17 98 (19.64%) Software Engineering
18 97 (19.44%) Computer Science
19 96 (19.24%) Investment Banking
20 76 (15.23%) Windows
21 73 (14.63%) OO
21 73 (14.63%) .NET
22 70 (14.03%) Perl
23 61 (12.22%) SQL Server
23 61 (12.22%) Hedge funds
23 61 (12.22%) Algorithms
24 57 (11.42%) TDD
25 54 (10.82%) WPF

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 24 (4.81%) TIBCO EMS
2 10 (2.00%) Confluence
3 2 (0.40%) Zope
4 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.20%) CMS
4 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (2.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.61%) Firewall
2 13 (2.61%) Network Security
3 11 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.00%) Multicast
6 4 (0.80%) OSPF
6 4 (0.80%) BGP
7 3 (0.60%) DNS
8 1 (0.20%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.81%) KDB
3 10 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.40%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.80%) DB2
7 3 (0.60%) MySQL
7 3 (0.60%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.40%) JasperReports
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.40%) Big Data
8 2 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.20%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 15 (3.01%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.40%) JIRA
3 10 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.80%) Maven
5 6 (1.20%) NUnit
6 5 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.80%) Hudson
7 4 (0.80%) JUnit
7 4 (0.80%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.60%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.60%) Ant
9 2 (0.40%) Subversion
10 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.20%) Mocha
General
1 250 (50.10%) Finance
2 179 (35.87%) Front Office
3 122 (24.45%) Banking
4 96 (19.24%) Investment Banking
5 24 (4.81%) Games
6 16 (3.21%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.20%) Back Office
7 6 (1.20%) Retail
8 3 (0.60%) Marketing
9 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 296 (59.32%) Developer
2 156 (31.26%) Java Developer
3 95 (19.04%) Analyst
4 64 (12.83%) Support Analyst
5 59 (11.82%) C# Developer
6 47 (9.42%) C++ Developer
7 43 (8.62%) Applications Support
8 36 (7.21%) Applications Support Analyst
9 27 (5.41%) Software Engineer
10 24 (4.81%) Business Analyst
11 23 (4.61%) .NET Software Engineer
12 21 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
13 20 (4.01%) Senior Developer
14 19 (3.81%) Senior Java Developer
15 18 (3.61%) Python Developer
16 13 (2.61%) Agile Project Manager
16 13 (2.61%) Security Engineer
16 13 (2.61%) Graduate
16 13 (2.61%) Project Manager
17 12 (2.40%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (20.64%) FIX Protocol
2 73 (14.63%) .NET
3 54 (10.82%) WPF
4 34 (6.81%) WCF
5 28 (5.61%) J2SE
6 27 (5.41%) Rendezvous
7 25 (5.01%) .NET Framework
8 24 (4.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 23 (4.61%) REST
9 23 (4.61%) Web Services
9 23 (4.61%) STL
10 20 (4.01%) WinForms
11 19 (3.81%) Spring
11 19 (3.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 17 (3.41%) Middleware
13 13 (2.61%) HTML
13 13 (2.61%) Swing
14 12 (2.40%) ASP.NET
15 11 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (2.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 166 (33.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 159 (31.86%) Equities
3 97 (19.44%) Computer Science
4 61 (12.22%) Hedge funds
4 61 (12.22%) Algorithms
5 37 (7.41%) Fixed Income
6 35 (7.01%) Derivative
7 29 (5.81%) Data Structures
8 24 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (4.81%) Mathematics
9 13 (2.61%) Open Source
10 6 (1.20%) Statistics
10 6 (1.20%) Physics
11 4 (0.80%) VWAP
12 3 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (0.60%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
13 2 (0.40%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.40%) Grid Computing
13 2 (0.40%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 153 (30.66%) UNIX
2 150 (30.06%) Linux
3 76 (15.23%) Windows
4 29 (5.81%) Solaris
5 20 (4.01%) Windows XP
5 20 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (3.21%) Windows NT
7 6 (1.20%) CentOS
8 3 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (33.27%) Multithreading
2 161 (32.26%) Low Latency
3 141 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (20.64%) Electronic Trading
5 98 (19.64%) Software Engineering
6 73 (14.63%) OO
7 57 (11.42%) TDD
8 38 (7.62%) MVVM
9 37 (7.41%) Scrum
10 30 (6.01%) Risk Management
11 28 (5.61%) Market Making
12 27 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (5.01%) Project Management
14 24 (4.81%) Business Analysis
15 21 (4.21%) E-Commerce
15 21 (4.21%) Systematic Trading
16 18 (3.61%) Problem Management
17 17 (3.41%) OOD
17 17 (3.41%) OOP
18 15 (3.01%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 230 (46.09%) Java
2 171 (34.27%) SQL
3 134 (26.85%) C++
4 125 (25.05%) C#
5 100 (20.04%) Python
6 70 (14.03%) Perl
7 21 (4.21%) PowerShell
8 20 (4.01%) JavaScript
9 17 (3.41%) T-SQL
9 17 (3.41%) Scala
10 15 (3.01%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.40%) C
12 11 (2.20%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.20%) VBScript
14 5 (1.00%) F#
15 4 (0.80%) VBA
16 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.60%) R
17 2 (0.40%) C-shell
17 2 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 104 (20.84%) Degree
2 17 (3.41%) CCNA
2 17 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (2.81%) PhD
4 11 (2.20%) CCNP
5 8 (1.60%) CISSP
6 5 (1.00%) CCSA
7 4 (0.80%) RHCE
8 3 (0.60%) ISEB
9 2 (0.40%) CCSE
9 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.01%) QA
System Software
1 4 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (0.80%) XenApp
2 2 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.20%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.40%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (8.22%) TIBCO
2 37 (7.41%) 29West
3 35 (7.01%) Sybase
4 24 (4.81%) Oracle
5 20 (4.01%) Bloomberg
6 18 (3.61%) Red Hat
6 18 (3.61%) SunGard
7 16 (3.21%) NYFIX
8 15 (3.01%) Cisco
9 14 (2.81%) Informatica
10 12 (2.40%) ION Trading
11 11 (2.20%) Fidessa
12 9 (1.80%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.40%) Microsoft
13 7 (1.40%) Blue Coat
14 5 (1.00%) VMware
14 5 (1.00%) HP
15 4 (0.80%) Citrix
16 3 (0.60%) Sun
16 3 (0.60%) Reuters
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