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

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Algo Trading
Rank 654 636 735
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +99
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 224 332 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 204 278 224
Median salary £82,500 £82,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,250 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £105,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £27,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-50.90% +10.00%

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
80020 92993 98289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.11% 87.55% 85.68%
Number of salaries quoted 65997 76776 80782
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Algorithmic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Algorithmic Trading as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 221 £82,500 - 47
London -13 213 £82,500 - 46
City of London -6 29 £100,000 +11.11% 11
Canary Wharf - 10 - -
Cambridgeshire - 8 £22,500 - 1
Cambridge - 8 £22,500 - 1
East of England - 8 £22,500 - 1
Glasgow - 3 £50,000 -
Scotland - 3 £50,000 -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Algorithmic Trading.

1 226 (53.81%) Java
2 199 (47.38%) Finance
3 173 (41.19%) Low Latency
4 144 (34.29%) Linux
5 140 (33.33%) Banking
6 137 (32.62%) Equities
7 134 (31.90%) Python
8 132 (31.43%) Multithreading
9 128 (30.48%) Electronic Trading
10 126 (30.00%) Unix
11 111 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
12 106 (25.24%) Algorithms
13 99 (23.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 97 (23.10%) C++
15 96 (22.86%) Front Office
16 87 (20.71%) Investment Banking
17 77 (18.33%) JavaScript
18 72 (17.14%) Computer Science
19 62 (14.76%) FIX Protocol
20 61 (14.52%) Software Engineering
21 58 (13.81%) C#
22 55 (13.10%) Degree
22 55 (13.10%) Hedge funds
23 54 (12.86%) Fixed Income
24 52 (12.38%) SQL
25 51 (12.14%) Mathematics
26 44 (10.48%) Concurrent Programming
27 40 (9.52%) Perl
27 40 (9.52%) TDD
28 39 (9.29%) OO

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (2.38%) Apache
2 9 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.71%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.24%) Confluence
5 1 (0.24%) IPython
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Maple
1 2 (0.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) RMDS
2 1 (0.24%) Advent Geneva
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) GitHub
1 2 (0.48%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.86%) Internet
2 8 (1.90%) Multicast
3 5 (1.19%) DNS
3 5 (1.19%) Firewall
3 5 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
4 4 (0.95%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.48%) HTTP
5 2 (0.48%) SAN
5 2 (0.48%) SSL
5 2 (0.48%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (0.48%) VLAN
6 1 (0.24%) LAN
6 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.10%) PostgreSQL
2 33 (7.86%) KDB
3 12 (2.86%) Big Data
3 12 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.62%) Kdb+
5 6 (1.43%) MySQL
5 6 (1.43%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.95%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.71%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.48%) DB2
9 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.24%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 36 (8.57%) JIRA
2 21 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.86%) Mocha
3 12 (2.86%) Mockito
4 7 (1.67%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.71%) NUnit
6 2 (0.48%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.48%) Grunt
6 2 (0.48%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.48%) JSHint
6 2 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.48%) Maven
6 2 (0.48%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) Gradle
7 1 (0.24%) Hudson
7 1 (0.24%) JBehave
7 1 (0.24%) Moq
7 1 (0.24%) Selenium
General
1 199 (47.38%) Finance
2 140 (33.33%) Banking
3 96 (22.86%) Front Office
4 87 (20.71%) Investment Banking
5 39 (9.29%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.95%) Back Office
7 4 (0.95%) Games
8 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.48%) French Language
8 2 (0.48%) German Language
8 2 (0.48%) Prime Brokerage
8 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 309 (73.57%) Developer
2 181 (43.10%) Java Developer
3 66 (15.71%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 53 (12.62%) C++ Developer
5 52 (12.38%) Senior Developer
6 40 (9.52%) Python Developer
6 40 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
7 31 (7.38%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
8 30 (7.14%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 27 (6.43%) C# Developer
10 26 (6.19%) Analyst
11 23 (5.48%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
12 22 (5.24%) Senior Algorithmic Trading Developer
13 20 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
14 19 (4.52%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 15 (3.57%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
16 14 (3.33%) Software Developer
17 12 (2.86%) Java Engineer
17 12 (2.86%) Lead Developer
18 11 (2.62%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (14.76%) FIX Protocol
2 38 (9.05%) AngularJS
3 30 (7.14%) HTML
4 28 (6.67%) .NET
4 28 (6.67%) CSS
4 28 (6.67%) HTML5
5 27 (6.43%) Swing
6 26 (6.19%) J2SE
7 25 (5.95%) React
8 23 (5.48%) CSS3
8 23 (5.48%) Django
9 21 (5.00%) STL
10 20 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 20 (4.76%) Java SE
10 20 (4.76%) Node.js
11 18 (4.29%) Play Framework
12 16 (3.81%) TIBCO EMS
12 16 (3.81%) Ultra Messaging
13 15 (3.57%) Akka
14 14 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 137 (32.62%) Equities
2 106 (25.24%) Algorithms
3 99 (23.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 72 (17.14%) Computer Science
5 55 (13.10%) Hedge funds
6 54 (12.86%) Fixed Income
7 51 (12.14%) Mathematics
8 30 (7.14%) Derivative
9 28 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (5.48%) Data Structures
11 16 (3.81%) Fintech
11 16 (3.81%) Physics
12 14 (3.33%) Equity Derivative
13 12 (2.86%) Client/Server
14 11 (2.62%) Statistics
14 11 (2.62%) VWAP
15 8 (1.90%) TWAP
16 7 (1.67%) Visualisation
17 5 (1.19%) Data Centre
17 5 (1.19%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 144 (34.29%) Linux
2 126 (30.00%) Unix
3 22 (5.24%) Windows
4 7 (1.67%) CentOS
4 7 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.48%) Android
5 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.24%) Solaris
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (41.19%) Low Latency
2 132 (31.43%) Multithreading
3 128 (30.48%) Electronic Trading
4 111 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (14.52%) Software Engineering
6 44 (10.48%) Concurrent Programming
7 40 (9.52%) TDD
8 39 (9.29%) OO
9 38 (9.05%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (8.33%) High-Frequency Trading
11 32 (7.62%) Market Making
12 31 (7.38%) Risk Management
13 25 (5.95%) Web Development
14 22 (5.24%) SDLC
15 21 (5.00%) Proprietary Trading
16 19 (4.52%) Analytics
16 19 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (4.52%) DevOps
17 17 (4.05%) Scrum
18 16 (3.81%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 226 (53.81%) Java
2 134 (31.90%) Python
3 97 (23.10%) C++
4 77 (18.33%) JavaScript
5 58 (13.81%) C#
6 52 (12.38%) SQL
7 40 (9.52%) Perl
8 24 (5.71%) Scala
9 20 (4.76%) C
10 9 (2.14%) ES6
10 9 (2.14%) R
11 7 (1.67%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.95%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.95%) VBA
13 3 (0.71%) Ruby
14 2 (0.48%) C-shell
14 2 (0.48%) Dart
14 2 (0.48%) Fortran
14 2 (0.48%) PHP
14 2 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (13.10%) Degree
2 7 (1.67%) PhD
3 1 (0.24%) CISA
3 1 (0.24%) CISM
3 1 (0.24%) CISSP
3 1 (0.24%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.05%) QA
2 7 (1.67%) MiFID
3 2 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.48%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) NFS
1 2 (0.48%) vSphere
2 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (3.33%) Ansible
2 13 (3.10%) Puppet
3 6 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.19%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.48%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 31 (7.38%) TIBCO
2 27 (6.43%) Oracle
3 15 (3.57%) Sybase
4 10 (2.38%) Reuters
5 6 (1.43%) HP
5 6 (1.43%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.19%) Dell
7 4 (0.95%) Solace
8 3 (0.71%) Intel
8 3 (0.71%) Splunk
8 3 (0.71%) VMware
9 2 (0.48%) Fidessa
9 2 (0.48%) Syncfusion
10 1 (0.24%) Advent
10 1 (0.24%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.24%) Charles River
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco
10 1 (0.24%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.24%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.24%) Infragistics
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London
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £90000 - £130000 per annum + + c.100% bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £80000 - £130000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
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Salary: €35k - 50k per year
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London
Harrington Starr
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Harrington Starr
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus
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London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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