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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 656 486 559
Rank change year-on-year
-170 +73
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 235 451 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.43% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.53% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 218 371 291
Average salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £20,000 £61,250 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-67.34% +6.52%

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
87329 85491 87260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.68% 82.25% 80.08%
Number of salaries quoted 71992 68288 74041
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £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

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 23 January 2015 within the UK.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 9 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 23 January 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 -137 232 £75,000 - 28
London -130 227 £75,000 - 26
City of London -68 68 £85,000 +13.33% 15
Cambridgeshire +7 5 £20,000 -50.00% 1
Cambridge +2 5 £20,000 -50.00% 1
East of England -9 5 £20,000 -50.00% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £50,000 -
Scotland - 3 £50,000 -
Docklands, London -6 1 £40,000 -46.66%

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 249 (50.51%) Finance
2 248 (50.30%) Java
3 167 (33.87%) Front Office
4 166 (33.67%) Multithreading
5 163 (33.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 155 (31.44%) Equities
7 152 (30.83%) Low Latency
8 141 (28.60%) C++
9 139 (28.19%) SQL
10 136 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
11 131 (26.57%) UNIX
12 129 (26.17%) Linux
13 126 (25.56%) C#
14 114 (23.12%) Banking
15 98 (19.88%) Computer Science
16 97 (19.68%) Investment Banking
17 92 (18.66%) Electronic Trading
18 91 (18.46%) Degree
19 90 (18.26%) FIX Protocol
20 86 (17.44%) Software Engineering
21 81 (16.43%) OO
22 77 (15.62%) Python
23 68 (13.79%) .NET
23 68 (13.79%) Windows
24 65 (13.18%) Algorithms
25 57 (11.56%) Hedge funds
26 56 (11.36%) Perl
27 53 (10.75%) SQL Server
28 49 (9.94%) TDD
29 44 (8.92%) Derivative

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 21 (4.26%) TIBCO EMS
2 5 (1.01%) Confluence
3 2 (0.41%) Zope
4 1 (0.20%) CMS
4 1 (0.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (1.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.23%) Firewall
2 7 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.42%) Network Security
3 5 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (1.01%) Multicast
4 4 (0.81%) OSPF
4 4 (0.81%) BGP
5 2 (0.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.88%) KDB
3 9 (1.83%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.62%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.81%) Big Data
5 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.61%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.20%) DB2
7 1 (0.20%) MySQL
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (2.43%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.42%) JIRA
3 5 (1.01%) NUnit
3 5 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.81%) Hudson
4 4 (0.81%) Maven
4 4 (0.81%) Subversion
4 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.41%) JUnit
6 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.20%) Mocha
General
1 249 (50.51%) Finance
2 167 (33.87%) Front Office
3 114 (23.12%) Banking
4 97 (19.68%) Investment Banking
5 30 (6.09%) Games
6 14 (2.84%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.83%) Back Office
8 6 (1.22%) Retail
9 5 (1.01%) Marketing
10 2 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 305 (61.87%) Developer
2 165 (33.47%) Java Developer
3 92 (18.66%) Analyst
4 62 (12.58%) C# Developer
5 57 (11.56%) Support Analyst
6 43 (8.72%) C++ Developer
7 32 (6.49%) Applications Support
8 31 (6.29%) Business Analyst
9 27 (5.48%) Applications Support Analyst
9 27 (5.48%) Software Engineer
10 25 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
11 21 (4.26%) Senior Developer
12 19 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
13 17 (3.45%) .NET Software Engineer
14 15 (3.04%) Agile Business Analyst
15 14 (2.84%) Python Developer
16 13 (2.64%) Quantitative Developer
16 13 (2.64%) Project Manager
16 13 (2.64%) Graduate
17 12 (2.43%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (18.26%) FIX Protocol
2 68 (13.79%) .NET
3 43 (8.72%) WPF
4 32 (6.49%) WCF
5 29 (5.88%) Spring
6 27 (5.48%) Rendezvous
7 21 (4.26%) J2SE
7 21 (4.26%) .NET Framework
7 21 (4.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 18 (3.65%) Middleware
8 18 (3.65%) Web Services
8 18 (3.65%) STL
8 18 (3.65%) REST
9 15 (3.04%) ASP.NET
10 14 (2.84%) HTML
10 14 (2.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 13 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (2.64%) WinForms
12 12 (2.43%) Swing
13 10 (2.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 163 (33.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 155 (31.44%) Equities
3 98 (19.88%) Computer Science
4 65 (13.18%) Algorithms
5 57 (11.56%) Hedge funds
6 44 (8.92%) Derivative
7 43 (8.72%) Fixed Income
8 33 (6.69%) Data Structures
9 30 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (4.06%) Mathematics
11 18 (3.65%) Open Source
12 6 (1.22%) Physics
12 6 (1.22%) Statistics
13 4 (0.81%) Equity Derivative
14 3 (0.61%) Reference Data
15 2 (0.41%) Grid Computing
15 2 (0.41%) Credit Derivative
16 1 (0.20%) Client/Server
16 1 (0.20%) Online Games
16 1 (0.20%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 131 (26.57%) UNIX
2 129 (26.17%) Linux
3 68 (13.79%) Windows
4 32 (6.49%) Solaris
5 24 (4.87%) Windows XP
6 20 (4.06%) Windows NT
7 13 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.22%) CentOS
9 3 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (33.67%) Multithreading
2 152 (30.83%) Low Latency
3 136 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (18.66%) Electronic Trading
5 86 (17.44%) Software Engineering
6 81 (16.43%) OO
7 49 (9.94%) TDD
8 27 (5.48%) Business Analysis
9 26 (5.27%) Scrum
9 26 (5.27%) MVVM
10 24 (4.87%) Market Making
10 24 (4.87%) Risk Management
10 24 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (4.46%) Project Management
12 20 (4.06%) OOP
13 19 (3.85%) OOD
14 17 (3.45%) E-Commerce
15 16 (3.25%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (3.25%) Web Development
15 16 (3.25%) Complex Event Processing
Programming Languages
1 248 (50.30%) Java
2 141 (28.60%) C++
3 139 (28.19%) SQL
4 126 (25.56%) C#
5 77 (15.62%) Python
6 56 (11.36%) Perl
7 24 (4.87%) JavaScript
8 21 (4.26%) T-SQL
9 17 (3.45%) Scala
9 17 (3.45%) PowerShell
10 14 (2.84%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.43%) C
12 11 (2.23%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.22%) F#
14 5 (1.01%) VBScript
14 5 (1.01%) Ruby
14 5 (1.01%) R
15 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.61%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.61%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 91 (18.46%) Degree
2 18 (3.65%) PhD
3 11 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (2.23%) CCNA
4 5 (1.01%) CCNP
4 5 (1.01%) CISSP
5 4 (0.81%) RHCE
6 2 (0.41%) CCSA
6 2 (0.41%) CCSE
7 1 (0.20%) ISEB
7 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.06%) QA
System Software
1 4 (0.81%) XenApp
1 4 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.41%) CFEngine
2 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (7.71%) 29West
2 37 (7.51%) TIBCO
3 33 (6.69%) Sybase
4 26 (5.27%) Bloomberg
5 24 (4.87%) SunGard
6 22 (4.46%) NYFIX
7 19 (3.85%) Informatica
8 16 (3.25%) Oracle
9 11 (2.23%) ION Trading
9 11 (2.23%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.03%) Microsoft
11 9 (1.83%) Cisco
12 8 (1.62%) Fidessa
13 7 (1.42%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.01%) Blue Coat
15 4 (0.81%) VMware
15 4 (0.81%) Citrix
16 3 (0.61%) Reuters
17 2 (0.41%) Portware
17 2 (0.41%) Software AG
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