The table below looks at the statistics for Algorithmic Trading skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Algorithmic Trading over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Algo Trading
Rank 401 415 321
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -94
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 252 235 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.57% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.67% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 216 219 326
Average salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £50,000 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £90,000 £105,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £20,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
+175.00% -72.41%
Algorithmic Trading
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36049 35004 36611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 87.77% 85.52% 86.43%
Number of salaries quoted 30850 29426 29634
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Algorithmic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Algorithmic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in London

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Trend in London

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

Algorithmic Trading Salary Trend in London

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading across the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in London

Algorithmic Trading
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading within the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
City of London +45 55 £90,000 +5.88% 14
Algorithmic Trading
England

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the 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.

1 306 (53.31%) Java
2 271 (47.21%) Finance
3 199 (34.67%) C++
4 193 (33.62%) Front Office
5 184 (32.06%) Python
6 178 (31.01%) Linux
7 176 (30.66%) Equities
8 174 (30.31%) Low Latency
9 168 (29.27%) Degree
10 160 (27.87%) Multithreading
11 154 (26.83%) Computer Science
12 124 (21.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 118 (20.56%) Analytical Skills
14 111 (19.34%) FIX Protocol
15 107 (18.64%) C#
16 106 (18.47%) Unix
17 101 (17.60%) Mathematics
18 99 (17.25%) Algorithms
18 99 (17.25%) Software Engineering
19 88 (15.33%) Hedge funds
20 87 (15.16%) SQL
21 85 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
22 82 (14.29%) Banking
22 82 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
23 74 (12.89%) OO
24 72 (12.54%) STL
25 62 (10.80%) Investment Banking
26 52 (9.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
27 51 (8.89%) Fixed Income
27 51 (8.89%) Derivative

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the 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 24 (4.18%) Apache
2 15 (2.61%) Node.js
3 5 (0.87%) MTS
3 5 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (0.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.17%) CPLEX
2 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.17%) GitHub
2 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.05%) Internet
3 4 (0.70%) Firewall
3 4 (0.70%) SAN
4 3 (0.52%) SSL
5 2 (0.35%) SNMP
5 2 (0.35%) Wireless
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.17%) LAN
6 1 (0.17%) Multicast
6 1 (0.17%) Network Security
6 1 (0.17%) VLAN
6 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.83%) Relational Database
2 21 (3.66%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.14%) MongoDB
3 18 (3.14%) NoSQL
4 15 (2.61%) KDB
5 11 (1.92%) Big Data
6 10 (1.74%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.70%) Tick Data
9 3 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.52%) MySQL
9 3 (0.52%) Redis
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.17%) HBase
Development Applications
1 29 (5.05%) JIRA
2 26 (4.53%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.83%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.74%) JUnit
5 8 (1.39%) Selenium
6 7 (1.22%) VTune
7 3 (0.52%) Maven
7 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.35%) Hudson
9 1 (0.17%) Ant
9 1 (0.17%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.17%) Subversion
9 1 (0.17%) TestNG
General
1 271 (47.21%) Finance
2 193 (33.62%) Front Office
3 82 (14.29%) Banking
4 62 (10.80%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.48%) Games
6 14 (2.44%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.39%) Back Office
8 4 (0.70%) Legal
8 4 (0.70%) Retail
9 2 (0.35%) Advertising
9 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 422 (73.52%) Developer
2 238 (41.46%) Java Developer
3 136 (23.69%) C++ Developer
4 71 (12.37%) C# Developer
5 66 (11.50%) Senior Developer
6 55 (9.58%) Python Developer
7 53 (9.23%) Senior Java Developer
8 52 (9.06%) Quantitative Developer
9 44 (7.67%) Analyst
10 42 (7.32%) C++/C# Developer
11 35 (6.10%) Java Quantitative Developer
12 32 (5.57%) C++ Quantitative Developer
13 30 (5.23%) C++/Java Developer
14 25 (4.36%) Junior
15 24 (4.18%) C# Quant Developer
16 21 (3.66%) Applications Support
16 21 (3.66%) Junior Developer
17 20 (3.48%) Linux Developer
18 18 (3.14%) Investment Banking Java Developer
19 16 (2.79%) Junior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (19.34%) FIX Protocol
2 72 (12.54%) STL
3 52 (9.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 40 (6.97%) .NET
5 38 (6.62%) WPF
6 37 (6.45%) Akka
6 37 (6.45%) J2SE
7 32 (5.57%) Spring
8 29 (5.05%) Ultra Messaging
9 25 (4.36%) TIBCO EMS
10 23 (4.01%) AngularJS
11 20 (3.48%) HTML
11 20 (3.48%) Play Framework
11 20 (3.48%) spray
12 18 (3.14%) JMS
12 18 (3.14%) Qt
13 16 (2.79%) HTML5
14 15 (2.61%) jQuery
14 15 (2.61%) OpenGL
15 14 (2.44%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 176 (30.66%) Equities
2 154 (26.83%) Computer Science
3 124 (21.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 118 (20.56%) Analytical Skills
5 101 (17.60%) Mathematics
6 99 (17.25%) Algorithms
7 88 (15.33%) Hedge funds
8 51 (8.89%) Derivative
8 51 (8.89%) Fixed Income
9 35 (6.10%) Data Structures
10 20 (3.48%) Equity Derivative
10 20 (3.48%) Statistics
11 17 (2.96%) Client/Server
11 17 (2.96%) Physics
12 13 (2.26%) Market Risk
13 11 (1.92%) Fintech
14 9 (1.57%) Visualisation
15 6 (1.05%) Applied Mathematics
16 3 (0.52%) Cryptography
16 3 (0.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 178 (31.01%) Linux
2 106 (18.47%) Unix
3 24 (4.18%) Windows
4 7 (1.22%) Solaris
5 1 (0.17%) Android
5 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (30.31%) Low Latency
2 160 (27.87%) Multithreading
3 99 (17.25%) Software Engineering
4 85 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
6 74 (12.89%) OO
7 45 (7.84%) Concurrent Programming
8 40 (6.97%) Risk Management
9 39 (6.79%) DevOps
10 37 (6.45%) TDD
11 32 (5.57%) Analytics
12 29 (5.05%) Functional Programming
13 27 (4.70%) Mentoring
13 27 (4.70%) Quantitative Trading
14 26 (4.53%) Software Architecture
15 24 (4.18%) Open Source
16 22 (3.83%) Investment Management
17 20 (3.48%) FX Algorithmic Trading
17 20 (3.48%) Proprietary Trading
18 19 (3.31%) Garbage Collection
Programming Languages
1 306 (53.31%) Java
2 199 (34.67%) C++
3 184 (32.06%) Python
4 107 (18.64%) C#
5 87 (15.16%) SQL
6 35 (6.10%) JavaScript
7 31 (5.40%) Perl
8 30 (5.23%) Bash Shell
9 27 (4.70%) C
10 25 (4.36%) Scala
11 17 (2.96%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.92%) ES6
13 9 (1.57%) F#
14 8 (1.39%) R
15 4 (0.70%) Erlang
15 4 (0.70%) Haskell
15 4 (0.70%) OCaml
16 3 (0.52%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 168 (29.27%) Degree
2 33 (5.75%) PhD
3 6 (1.05%) CCNA
3 6 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.52%) ISEB
4 3 (0.52%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.35%) CCSA
6 1 (0.17%) CCIE
6 1 (0.17%) CCNP
6 1 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.10%) QA
2 3 (0.52%) GCP
3 2 (0.35%) MiFID
3 2 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (3.48%) Apache Shiro
2 9 (1.57%) Puppet
3 8 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 37 (6.45%) TIBCO
2 34 (5.92%) Oracle
3 20 (3.48%) Sybase
4 8 (1.39%) Eze Castle Integration
4 8 (1.39%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.22%) Cisco
5 7 (1.22%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.05%) Bloomberg
6 6 (1.05%) Fidessa
7 4 (0.70%) Solace
7 4 (0.70%) VMware
8 3 (0.52%) HP
9 2 (0.35%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.35%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.35%) StreamBase
10 1 (0.17%) F5
10 1 (0.17%) Intel
10 1 (0.17%) Reuters
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