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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algo Trading
Rank 627 617 559
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -58
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 282 299 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.31% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 250 270 236
Average salary £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary - £42,500 £45,750
% change year-on-year
- -7.10%

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
92664 96389 87884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.86% 82.75% 81.05%
Number of salaries quoted 75930 77539 71844
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 August 2015 within the UK.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 6 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 August 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
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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 +11 282 £80,000 +6.66% 38
London +8 280 £80,000 +3.22% 37
City of London +37 65 £82,500 +3.12% 22
Docklands, London +5 2 £92,500 +2.77%
Bristol - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 231 (47.24%) Java
2 226 (46.22%) Finance
3 164 (33.54%) Front Office
4 156 (31.90%) Equities
5 153 (31.29%) Linux
6 150 (30.67%) Multithreading
7 140 (28.63%) C++
8 136 (27.81%) Low Latency
9 120 (24.54%) Python
10 105 (21.47%) Algorithms
11 103 (21.06%) UNIX
12 97 (19.84%) FIX Protocol
13 95 (19.43%) Degree
14 92 (18.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 90 (18.40%) Computer Science
16 87 (17.79%) Analytical Skills
17 82 (16.77%) SQL
18 79 (16.16%) Banking
19 75 (15.34%) C#
20 73 (14.93%) Electronic Trading
21 63 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
22 61 (12.47%) OO
23 59 (12.07%) Investment Banking
23 59 (12.07%) Software Engineering
24 56 (11.45%) Hedge funds
25 52 (10.63%) .NET
26 47 (9.61%) Perl
27 43 (8.79%) Data Structures
28 38 (7.77%) Fixed Income
29 34 (6.95%) Market Making

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 10 (2.04%) Node.js
2 6 (1.23%) Apache
3 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (1.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) MS Project
3 1 (0.20%) CPLEX
3 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.64%) Multicast
2 7 (1.43%) Internet
3 5 (1.02%) Firewall
4 4 (0.82%) Network Security
5 3 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.20%) HTTP
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.20%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.91%) KDB
2 11 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.25%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.04%) Big Data
4 8 (1.64%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.20%) HBase
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.25%) JUnit
1 11 (2.25%) JIRA
2 8 (1.64%) Subversion
3 7 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.43%) gulp
4 6 (1.23%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.23%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.82%) NUnit
5 4 (0.82%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.20%) Ant
6 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.20%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.20%) QUnit
6 1 (0.20%) Selenium
6 1 (0.20%) FitNesse
General
1 226 (46.22%) Finance
2 164 (33.54%) Front Office
3 79 (16.16%) Banking
4 59 (12.07%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.07%) Retail
6 10 (2.04%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.04%) Games
7 6 (1.23%) Legal
7 6 (1.23%) Marketing
8 3 (0.61%) Mandarin Language
8 3 (0.61%) Back Office
9 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 332 (67.89%) Developer
2 154 (31.49%) Java Developer
3 70 (14.31%) C++ Developer
4 69 (14.11%) Analyst
5 47 (9.61%) C# Developer
6 43 (8.79%) Support Analyst
7 41 (8.38%) Senior Developer
8 37 (7.57%) Applications Support
9 31 (6.34%) Senior Java Developer
10 24 (4.91%) Applications Support Analyst
11 23 (4.70%) C# .NET Developer
12 22 (4.50%) Python Developer
13 17 (3.48%) Quantitative Developer
14 16 (3.27%) Python/Django Developer
14 16 (3.27%) Django Developer
15 15 (3.07%) Junior
16 12 (2.45%) Business Analyst
16 12 (2.45%) AWS Developer
17 9 (1.84%) Junior Analyst
18 8 (1.64%) C++ Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (19.84%) FIX Protocol
2 52 (10.63%) .NET
3 23 (4.70%) J2SE
4 21 (4.29%) React
5 20 (4.09%) Django
6 19 (3.89%) Spring
7 17 (3.48%) WPF
8 14 (2.86%) Pylons
8 14 (2.86%) Ultra Messaging
8 14 (2.86%) HTML
8 14 (2.86%) Esper
8 14 (2.86%) Flask
8 14 (2.86%) Pyramid
9 13 (2.66%) STL
9 13 (2.66%) HTML5
10 12 (2.45%) TIBCO EMS
11 11 (2.25%) jQuery
11 11 (2.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 11 (2.25%) Swing
12 10 (2.04%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 156 (31.90%) Equities
2 105 (21.47%) Algorithms
3 92 (18.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 90 (18.40%) Computer Science
5 87 (17.79%) Analytical Skills
6 56 (11.45%) Hedge funds
7 43 (8.79%) Data Structures
8 38 (7.77%) Fixed Income
9 27 (5.52%) Derivative
10 22 (4.50%) Mathematics
11 10 (2.04%) Equity Derivative
12 8 (1.64%) Physics
13 6 (1.23%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.82%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.82%) Credit Derivative
15 3 (0.61%) Clustering
15 3 (0.61%) Statistics
15 3 (0.61%) Data Centre
16 2 (0.41%) Visualisation
16 2 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 153 (31.29%) Linux
2 103 (21.06%) UNIX
3 27 (5.52%) Windows
4 8 (1.64%) Android
5 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.61%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.61%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.61%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.20%) Solaris
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (30.67%) Multithreading
2 136 (27.81%) Low Latency
3 73 (14.93%) Electronic Trading
4 63 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (12.47%) OO
6 59 (12.07%) Software Engineering
7 34 (6.95%) Market Making
8 28 (5.73%) TDD
9 26 (5.32%) Risk Management
10 22 (4.50%) Software Architecture
11 21 (4.29%) ITIL
11 21 (4.29%) Functional Programming
11 21 (4.29%) Concurrent Programming
12 19 (3.89%) OOP
12 19 (3.89%) OOD
12 19 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (3.89%) Complex Event Processing
13 17 (3.48%) E-Commerce
13 17 (3.48%) Analytics
14 14 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 231 (47.24%) Java
2 140 (28.63%) C++
3 120 (24.54%) Python
4 82 (16.77%) SQL
5 75 (15.34%) C#
6 47 (9.61%) Perl
7 33 (6.75%) JavaScript
8 16 (3.27%) Bash Shell
9 11 (2.25%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.04%) VBA
10 10 (2.04%) C
11 9 (1.84%) R
12 7 (1.43%) F#
12 7 (1.43%) Scala
12 7 (1.43%) MATLAB
12 7 (1.43%) Ruby
13 5 (1.02%) Haskell
13 5 (1.02%) Erlang
13 5 (1.02%) OCaml
13 5 (1.02%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 95 (19.43%) Degree
2 27 (5.52%) PhD
3 3 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.41%) ACCA
4 2 (0.41%) CISA
4 2 (0.41%) CCSA
4 2 (0.41%) CCSE
4 2 (0.41%) MCTS
4 2 (0.41%) MCITP
4 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.41%) CCNA
4 2 (0.41%) ISEB
5 1 (0.20%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.09%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) EMIR
2 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (0.82%) SCCM
2 2 (0.41%) SCOM
3 1 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 17 (3.48%) Oracle
2 16 (3.27%) TIBCO
3 12 (2.45%) Fidessa
4 10 (2.04%) Microsoft
5 7 (1.43%) Cisco
5 7 (1.43%) Sybase
5 7 (1.43%) Bloomberg
6 4 (0.82%) Informatica
7 3 (0.61%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.41%) NYFIX
8 2 (0.41%) SunGard
8 2 (0.41%) HP
8 2 (0.41%) Intel
8 2 (0.41%) Portware
8 2 (0.41%) Tableau
8 2 (0.41%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.20%) Solace
9 1 (0.20%) Wall Street Systems
9 1 (0.20%) Citrix
9 1 (0.20%) Cognizant
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