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 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 403 298 338
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +40
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 217 415 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.91% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.09% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 200 332 310
Average salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £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
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
36789 37941 39275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 83.07% 83.56% 82.04%
Number of salaries quoted 31104 30830 33501
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 2014.

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 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
City of London -43 59 £85,000 +17.24% 8
Algorithmic Trading
England

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 237 (48.87%) Finance
2 221 (45.57%) Java
3 178 (36.70%) Front Office
4 170 (35.05%) SQL
5 164 (33.81%) Multithreading
6 159 (32.78%) Low Latency
6 159 (32.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 158 (32.58%) Equities
8 152 (31.34%) UNIX
9 150 (30.93%) Linux
10 141 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
11 125 (25.77%) C++
12 122 (25.15%) Banking
13 112 (23.09%) C#
14 104 (21.44%) Degree
15 103 (21.24%) FIX Protocol
16 102 (21.03%) Electronic Trading
17 100 (20.62%) Python
18 96 (19.79%) Investment Banking
19 93 (19.18%) Computer Science
20 92 (18.97%) Software Engineering
21 76 (15.67%) Windows
22 70 (14.43%) Perl
23 67 (13.81%) .NET
24 64 (13.20%) OO
25 61 (12.58%) Hedge funds
26 59 (12.16%) Algorithms
27 57 (11.75%) SQL Server
28 55 (11.34%) TDD
29 54 (11.13%) WPF

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (4.95%) TIBCO EMS
2 10 (2.06%) Confluence
3 2 (0.41%) Zope
4 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.21%) CMS
4 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.21%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.74%) Firewall
2 13 (2.68%) Network Security
3 11 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.03%) Multicast
6 4 (0.82%) OSPF
6 4 (0.82%) BGP
7 3 (0.62%) DNS
8 1 (0.21%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.98%) KDB
3 10 (2.06%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.44%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.82%) DB2
7 3 (0.62%) MySQL
7 3 (0.62%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.41%) JasperReports
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.41%) Big Data
8 2 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.21%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 15 (3.09%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.47%) JIRA
3 10 (2.06%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.86%) Maven
5 6 (1.24%) NUnit
6 5 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.82%) Hudson
7 4 (0.82%) JUnit
8 3 (0.62%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.62%) Ant
9 2 (0.41%) Subversion
10 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.21%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.21%) Mocha
General
1 237 (48.87%) Finance
2 178 (36.70%) Front Office
3 122 (25.15%) Banking
4 96 (19.79%) Investment Banking
5 24 (4.95%) Games
6 16 (3.30%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.24%) Back Office
7 6 (1.24%) Retail
8 3 (0.62%) Marketing
9 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 283 (58.35%) Developer
2 156 (32.16%) Java Developer
3 94 (19.38%) Analyst
4 63 (12.99%) Support Analyst
5 50 (10.31%) C# Developer
6 47 (9.69%) C++ Developer
7 43 (8.87%) Applications Support
8 36 (7.42%) Applications Support Analyst
9 27 (5.57%) Software Engineer
10 24 (4.95%) Business Analyst
11 23 (4.74%) .NET Software Engineer
12 20 (4.12%) Senior Developer
13 19 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
14 18 (3.71%) Python Developer
15 15 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
16 13 (2.68%) Agile Project Manager
16 13 (2.68%) Security Engineer
16 13 (2.68%) Project Manager
17 12 (2.47%) Network Engineer
17 12 (2.47%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (21.24%) FIX Protocol
2 67 (13.81%) .NET
3 54 (11.13%) WPF
4 34 (7.01%) WCF
5 28 (5.77%) J2SE
6 27 (5.57%) Rendezvous
7 25 (5.15%) .NET Framework
8 24 (4.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 23 (4.74%) REST
9 23 (4.74%) Web Services
9 23 (4.74%) STL
10 20 (4.12%) WinForms
11 19 (3.92%) Spring
11 19 (3.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 17 (3.51%) Middleware
13 13 (2.68%) Swing
14 10 (2.06%) JMS
15 9 (1.86%) Hibernate
15 9 (1.86%) HTML
15 9 (1.86%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 159 (32.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 158 (32.58%) Equities
3 93 (19.18%) Computer Science
4 61 (12.58%) Hedge funds
5 59 (12.16%) Algorithms
6 37 (7.63%) Fixed Income
7 35 (7.22%) Derivative
8 27 (5.57%) Data Structures
9 24 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (4.33%) Mathematics
11 13 (2.68%) Open Source
12 6 (1.24%) Statistics
12 6 (1.24%) Physics
13 4 (0.82%) VWAP
14 3 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
14 3 (0.62%) Reference Data
15 2 (0.41%) Inversion of Control
15 2 (0.41%) Credit Risk
15 2 (0.41%) Grid Computing
15 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 152 (31.34%) UNIX
2 150 (30.93%) Linux
3 76 (15.67%) Windows
4 29 (5.98%) Solaris
5 20 (4.12%) Windows XP
5 20 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (3.30%) Windows NT
7 6 (1.24%) CentOS
8 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (33.81%) Multithreading
2 159 (32.78%) Low Latency
3 141 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (21.03%) Electronic Trading
5 92 (18.97%) Software Engineering
6 64 (13.20%) OO
7 55 (11.34%) TDD
8 38 (7.84%) MVVM
9 37 (7.63%) Scrum
10 30 (6.19%) Risk Management
11 28 (5.77%) Market Making
12 27 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (5.15%) Project Management
14 24 (4.95%) Business Analysis
15 21 (4.33%) E-Commerce
15 21 (4.33%) Systematic Trading
16 18 (3.71%) Problem Management
17 17 (3.51%) OOP
18 15 (3.09%) OOD
18 15 (3.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 221 (45.57%) Java
2 170 (35.05%) SQL
3 125 (25.77%) C++
4 112 (23.09%) C#
5 100 (20.62%) Python
6 70 (14.43%) Perl
7 21 (4.33%) PowerShell
8 17 (3.51%) Scala
8 17 (3.51%) T-SQL
9 16 (3.30%) JavaScript
10 15 (3.09%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.47%) C
12 11 (2.27%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.24%) VBScript
14 5 (1.03%) F#
15 4 (0.82%) VBA
16 3 (0.62%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.62%) R
17 2 (0.41%) C-shell
17 2 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 104 (21.44%) Degree
2 17 (3.51%) CCNA
2 17 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (2.89%) PhD
4 11 (2.27%) CCNP
5 8 (1.65%) CISSP
6 5 (1.03%) CCSA
7 4 (0.82%) RHCE
8 3 (0.62%) ISEB
9 2 (0.41%) CCSE
9 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.12%) QA
System Software
1 4 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (0.82%) XenApp
2 2 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.24%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.41%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (8.45%) TIBCO
2 37 (7.63%) 29West
3 34 (7.01%) Sybase
4 23 (4.74%) Oracle
5 20 (4.12%) Bloomberg
6 18 (3.71%) Red Hat
6 18 (3.71%) SunGard
7 16 (3.30%) NYFIX
8 15 (3.09%) Cisco
9 14 (2.89%) Informatica
10 12 (2.47%) ION Trading
11 11 (2.27%) Fidessa
12 9 (1.86%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.44%) Microsoft
13 7 (1.44%) Blue Coat
14 5 (1.03%) VMware
14 5 (1.03%) HP
15 4 (0.82%) Citrix
16 3 (0.62%) Sun
16 3 (0.62%) Reuters
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