The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 589 545 441
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -104
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 327 349 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.32% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.41% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 296 231 505
Average salary £75,000 £80,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +29.41%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93489 85651 91195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.39% 78.67% 77.33%
Number of salaries quoted 75403 70134 77725
Average salary £48,000 £46,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 July 2014 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 23 July 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
England -49 327 £75,000 -6.25% 32
London -40 322 £75,000 -6.25% 32
City of London -27 75 £75,000 -6.25% 12
Birmingham - 5 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 5 £42,500 -
Docklands, London +1 1 £90,000 +26.31%

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 437 (56.53%) Finance
2 311 (40.23%) Java
3 303 (39.20%) Front Office
4 266 (34.41%) SQL
5 250 (32.34%) Equities
6 246 (31.82%) C#
7 241 (31.18%) Multithreading
8 237 (30.66%) C++
9 232 (30.01%) Low Latency
10 224 (28.98%) UNIX
11 218 (28.20%) Degree
12 212 (27.43%) Computer Science
12 212 (27.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 211 (27.30%) Linux
14 195 (25.23%) Hedge funds
15 175 (22.64%) Electronic Trading
16 168 (21.73%) Python
17 146 (18.89%) Software Engineering
18 144 (18.63%) OO
19 134 (17.34%) .NET
20 118 (15.27%) WPF
21 101 (13.07%) Banking
22 96 (12.42%) Risk Management
23 94 (12.16%) Windows
24 92 (11.90%) TDD
25 90 (11.64%) Perl
26 85 (11.00%) Derivative
27 79 (10.22%) SQL Server
27 79 (10.22%) MVVM
28 75 (9.70%) Investment Banking

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (2.72%) Confluence
2 16 (2.07%) Apache
3 14 (1.81%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (0.65%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.65%) Zope
6 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.52%) Node.js
7 1 (0.13%) MTS
Applications
1 14 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.49%) Firewall
2 13 (1.68%) Network Security
2 13 (1.68%) HTTP
3 11 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (0.52%) DNS
4 4 (0.52%) DHCP
5 3 (0.39%) Internet
6 2 (0.26%) CTI
6 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.13%) SAN
7 1 (0.13%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.40%) KDB
3 32 (4.14%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.98%) RDBMS
5 14 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.91%) DB2
7 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.91%) Big Data
8 6 (0.78%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.26%) JasperReports
10 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.26%) MySQL
10 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 46 (5.95%) JIRA
2 23 (2.98%) Maven
3 21 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 21 (2.72%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.59%) JUnit
5 15 (1.94%) NUnit
6 13 (1.68%) jMock
7 9 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (0.78%) Selenium
9 5 (0.65%) Subversion
10 4 (0.52%) Ant
10 4 (0.52%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.39%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.26%) Mockito
13 1 (0.13%) Hudson
13 1 (0.13%) JBehave
13 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 437 (56.53%) Finance
2 303 (39.20%) Front Office
3 101 (13.07%) Banking
4 75 (9.70%) Investment Banking
5 47 (6.08%) Games
6 15 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.16%) Back Office
9 4 (0.52%) Retail
10 3 (0.39%) Marketing
11 2 (0.26%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 470 (60.80%) Developer
2 203 (26.26%) Java Developer
3 138 (17.85%) C# Developer
4 102 (13.20%) C++ Developer
5 84 (10.87%) Analyst
6 64 (8.28%) Support Analyst
7 54 (6.99%) Applications Support
8 53 (6.86%) Software Engineer
9 52 (6.73%) Senior Developer
10 47 (6.08%) Senior Java Developer
11 43 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
12 39 (5.05%) Project Manager
13 36 (4.66%) Applications Support Analyst
14 34 (4.40%) Agile Project Manager
15 30 (3.88%) Programmer
15 30 (3.88%) Software Developer
16 28 (3.62%) .NET Software Engineer
17 25 (3.23%) WPF Developer
18 24 (3.10%) Python Developer
19 22 (2.85%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (17.34%) .NET
2 118 (15.27%) WPF
3 55 (7.12%) FIX Protocol
4 49 (6.34%) WinForms
5 47 (6.08%) J2SE
5 47 (6.08%) STL
6 42 (5.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 38 (4.92%) WCF
8 35 (4.53%) Spring
9 27 (3.49%) Web Services
10 26 (3.36%) .NET Framework
11 22 (2.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 22 (2.85%) REST
12 20 (2.59%) JMS
12 20 (2.59%) Guice
13 18 (2.33%) CORBA
14 17 (2.20%) Middleware
15 15 (1.94%) Rendezvous
16 11 (1.42%) Swing
16 11 (1.42%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 250 (32.34%) Equities
2 212 (27.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 212 (27.43%) Computer Science
3 195 (25.23%) Hedge funds
4 85 (11.00%) Derivative
5 67 (8.67%) Mathematics
6 59 (7.63%) Fixed Income
7 38 (4.92%) Physics
8 29 (3.75%) Open Source
9 28 (3.62%) Equity Derivative
10 23 (2.98%) N-Tier
11 19 (2.46%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.55%) Grid Computing
13 7 (0.91%) VWAP
14 5 (0.65%) Management Information System
15 4 (0.52%) Statistics
16 3 (0.39%) Credit Risk
16 3 (0.39%) Inversion of Control
16 3 (0.39%) Reference Data
16 3 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 224 (28.98%) UNIX
2 211 (27.30%) Linux
3 94 (12.16%) Windows
4 20 (2.59%) Solaris
5 17 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.13%) Android
10 1 (0.13%) CentOS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (31.18%) Multithreading
2 232 (30.01%) Low Latency
3 175 (22.64%) Electronic Trading
4 146 (18.89%) Software Engineering
5 144 (18.63%) OO
6 96 (12.42%) Risk Management
7 92 (11.90%) TDD
8 79 (10.22%) MVVM
9 60 (7.76%) Scrum
10 59 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
11 53 (6.86%) Project Management
12 47 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (4.53%) Unit Testing
14 34 (4.40%) Investment Management
15 30 (3.88%) BDD
16 23 (2.98%) Analytics
17 22 (2.85%) E-Commerce
17 22 (2.85%) OOP
18 19 (2.46%) Performance Tuning
19 18 (2.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 311 (40.23%) Java
2 266 (34.41%) SQL
3 246 (31.82%) C#
4 237 (30.66%) C++
5 168 (21.73%) Python
6 90 (11.64%) Perl
7 60 (7.76%) F#
8 43 (5.56%) C
9 29 (3.75%) R
10 27 (3.49%) PowerShell
11 21 (2.72%) Bash Shell
12 16 (2.07%) JavaScript
13 13 (1.68%) Korn
14 12 (1.55%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.03%) Scala
16 5 (0.65%) VB
16 5 (0.65%) VBA
16 5 (0.65%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.52%) MATLAB
18 3 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 218 (28.20%) Degree
2 41 (5.30%) PhD
3 15 (1.94%) CCNA
3 15 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (1.55%) CCNP
5 8 (1.03%) CISSP
6 5 (0.65%) CCSA
7 2 (0.26%) CCSE
7 2 (0.26%) ISEB
8 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.49%) QA
2 1 (0.13%) EMIR
2 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 8 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (1.42%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (7.76%) Oracle
1 60 (7.76%) Sybase
2 38 (4.92%) TIBCO
3 28 (3.62%) Microsoft
4 22 (2.85%) Fidessa
5 18 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 13 (1.68%) Cisco
6 13 (1.68%) ION Trading
6 13 (1.68%) 29West
7 10 (1.29%) VMware
8 6 (0.78%) Google
8 6 (0.78%) HP
9 4 (0.52%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.52%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.26%) Sun
10 2 (0.26%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.26%) Facebook
10 2 (0.26%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.13%) Actimize
11 1 (0.13%) DataSynapse
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