The table below looks at the statistics for Algorithmic Trading skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Algorithmic Trading over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algo Trading
Rank 691 550 549
Rank change year-on-year
-141 -1
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 208 435 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.44% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 197 388 267
Average salary £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £20,000 £60,000 £56,250
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +6.66%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
91880 97952 88496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.25% 82.00% 80.12%
Number of salaries quoted 74257 78947 72679
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Algorithmic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Algorithmic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Trend

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

Algorithmic Trading Salary Trend in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 within the UK.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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
England -151 208 £77,500 +3.33% 33
London -120 207 £77,500 +3.33% 32
City of London 0 62 £85,000 +6.11% 13
East of England +27 1 £20,000 -55.55%
Cambridgeshire +15 1 £20,000 -55.55%
Cambridge +13 1 £20,000 -55.55%
Docklands, London -8 1 £35,000 -53.33%

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 266 (59.38%) Java
2 231 (51.56%) Finance
3 194 (43.30%) Front Office
4 157 (35.04%) Multithreading
5 124 (27.68%) Low Latency
6 122 (27.23%) Equities
6 122 (27.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 117 (26.12%) C++
8 97 (21.65%) C#
9 94 (20.98%) Banking
10 88 (19.64%) Computer Science
11 85 (18.97%) Investment Banking
12 81 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
13 80 (17.86%) FIX Protocol
14 79 (17.63%) Linux
15 75 (16.74%) Python
16 74 (16.52%) UNIX
17 71 (15.85%) Degree
18 70 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
19 67 (14.96%) SQL
20 63 (14.06%) Algorithms
21 58 (12.95%) OO
22 56 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
23 53 (11.83%) .NET
24 49 (10.94%) Fixed Income
25 44 (9.82%) Derivative
26 43 (9.60%) Software Engineering
27 41 (9.15%) Hedge funds
28 40 (8.93%) Perl
29 34 (7.59%) Windows

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 12 (2.68%) Node.js
2 1 (0.22%) JBoss
2 1 (0.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (0.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.56%) Multicast
2 5 (1.12%) Firewall
3 4 (0.89%) Network Security
4 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.45%) OSPF
5 1 (0.22%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.22%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.24%) KDB
3 12 (2.68%) Big Data
4 9 (2.01%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.79%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.22%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.79%) JUnit
3 5 (1.12%) JIRA
4 4 (0.89%) Subversion
5 2 (0.45%) NUnit
5 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.22%) Selenium
6 1 (0.22%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.22%) Mocha
6 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.22%) Hudson
6 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.22%) QUnit
6 1 (0.22%) Jasmine
General
1 231 (51.56%) Finance
2 194 (43.30%) Front Office
3 94 (20.98%) Banking
4 85 (18.97%) Investment Banking
5 26 (5.80%) Games
6 9 (2.01%) Marketing
6 9 (2.01%) Retail
6 9 (2.01%) Legal
7 6 (1.34%) Back Office
8 5 (1.12%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 305 (68.08%) Developer
2 179 (39.96%) Java Developer
3 76 (16.96%) Analyst
4 57 (12.72%) C# Developer
5 38 (8.48%) Support Analyst
6 36 (8.04%) Senior Developer
7 34 (7.59%) C++ Developer
8 33 (7.37%) C# .NET Developer
9 30 (6.70%) Business Analyst
10 27 (6.03%) Senior Java Developer
11 25 (5.58%) Applications Support
12 19 (4.24%) Applications Support Analyst
13 18 (4.02%) Quantitative Developer
14 13 (2.90%) Agile Business Analyst
15 10 (2.23%) Junior
15 10 (2.23%) Python Developer
16 9 (2.01%) Data Scientist
17 8 (1.79%) .NET Developer
18 7 (1.56%) Junior Analyst
18 7 (1.56%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (17.86%) FIX Protocol
2 53 (11.83%) .NET
3 28 (6.25%) Spring
4 26 (5.80%) WPF
5 21 (4.69%) Ultra Messaging
6 19 (4.24%) Esper
7 16 (3.57%) WCF
8 15 (3.35%) jQuery
9 13 (2.90%) J2SE
10 12 (2.68%) Rendezvous
10 12 (2.68%) Swing
11 11 (2.46%) ASP.NET
11 11 (2.46%) OpenGL
12 10 (2.23%) Middleware
13 9 (2.01%) HTML
14 8 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (1.56%) .NET Framework
15 7 (1.56%) TIBCO EMS
16 6 (1.34%) Flask
16 6 (1.34%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 122 (27.23%) Equities
1 122 (27.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 88 (19.64%) Computer Science
3 70 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (14.06%) Algorithms
5 49 (10.94%) Fixed Income
6 44 (9.82%) Derivative
7 41 (9.15%) Hedge funds
8 31 (6.92%) Data Structures
9 9 (2.01%) Mathematics
9 9 (2.01%) Physics
10 6 (1.34%) Open Source
10 6 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (0.67%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.45%) TWAP
13 2 (0.45%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.45%) VWAP
13 2 (0.45%) Index Arbitrage
14 1 (0.22%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 79 (17.63%) Linux
2 74 (16.52%) UNIX
3 34 (7.59%) Windows
4 12 (2.68%) Solaris
5 11 (2.46%) Windows NT
5 11 (2.46%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.22%) CentOS
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (35.04%) Multithreading
2 124 (27.68%) Low Latency
3 81 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (12.95%) OO
5 56 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
6 43 (9.60%) Software Engineering
7 28 (6.25%) Complex Event Processing
8 27 (6.03%) Risk Management
9 25 (5.58%) OOP
10 24 (5.36%) TDD
10 24 (5.36%) Concurrent Programming
11 21 (4.69%) Business Analysis
12 20 (4.46%) E-Commerce
13 18 (4.02%) Market Making
13 18 (4.02%) FX Algorithmic Trading
14 17 (3.79%) Software Architecture
15 16 (3.57%) OOD
16 14 (3.13%) Investment Management
17 13 (2.90%) Machine Learning
18 12 (2.68%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 266 (59.38%) Java
2 117 (26.12%) C++
3 97 (21.65%) C#
4 75 (16.74%) Python
5 67 (14.96%) SQL
6 40 (8.93%) Perl
7 23 (5.13%) JavaScript
8 12 (2.68%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.68%) Ruby
9 11 (2.46%) F#
9 11 (2.46%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.23%) R
10 10 (2.23%) Scala
11 9 (2.01%) MATLAB
12 8 (1.79%) C
12 8 (1.79%) VBA
12 8 (1.79%) Haskell
12 8 (1.79%) Erlang
12 8 (1.79%) OCaml
13 6 (1.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 71 (15.85%) Degree
2 30 (6.70%) PhD
3 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (0.89%) CCNA
4 2 (0.45%) CCSA
4 2 (0.45%) CCSE
5 1 (0.22%) ACCA
5 1 (0.22%) CISA
5 1 (0.22%) ISEB
5 1 (0.22%) CISSP
5 1 (0.22%) CCNP
5 1 (0.22%) RHCE
5 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.24%) QA
System Software
1 8 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) XenApp
2 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (4.02%) Bloomberg
2 16 (3.57%) Sybase
3 15 (3.35%) Informatica
4 14 (3.13%) SunGard
5 13 (2.90%) NYFIX
5 13 (2.90%) TIBCO
6 12 (2.68%) Microsoft
7 8 (1.79%) Fidessa
8 7 (1.56%) ION Trading
8 7 (1.56%) Oracle
9 4 (0.89%) Portware
10 3 (0.67%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.67%) Cisco
11 2 (0.45%) Tableau
11 2 (0.45%) Solace
11 2 (0.45%) HP
12 1 (0.22%) Blue Coat
12 1 (0.22%) FFastFill
12 1 (0.22%) Patsystems
12 1 (0.22%) GL TRADE
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