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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 531 537 493
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -44
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 443 365 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.42% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 385 271 466
Average salary £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £57,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -23.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97509 87535 96223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.37% 78.84% 76.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78334 71800 81781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 15 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +7 439 £75,000 -6.25% 44
London -8 435 £75,000 -6.25% 44
City of London 0 98 £87,500 +9.37% 21
Docklands, London +6 8 £73,750 +59.45%
Cambridgeshire +3 1 £45,000 +42.85%
Cambridge +3 1 £45,000 +42.85%
East of England -13 1 £45,000 +42.85%
South East -15 1 £47,500 -
South West - 1 £120,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £42,500 -
Guildford - 1 £47,500 -
Berkeley - 1 £120,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £120,000 -
Surrey - 1 £47,500 -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 493 (55.64%) Finance
2 389 (43.91%) Java
3 376 (42.44%) Front Office
4 302 (34.09%) Low Latency
5 282 (31.83%) SQL
6 281 (31.72%) Multithreading
7 278 (31.38%) Equities
8 266 (30.02%) C++
9 261 (29.46%) Computer Science
10 260 (29.35%) C#
11 246 (27.77%) Degree
12 243 (27.43%) Linux
13 235 (26.52%) UNIX
14 219 (24.72%) Hedge funds
15 214 (24.15%) Electronic Trading
16 184 (20.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 166 (18.74%) OO
18 152 (17.16%) Python
19 150 (16.93%) Banking
20 143 (16.14%) .NET
21 128 (14.45%) Software Engineering
21 128 (14.45%) WPF
22 123 (13.88%) Risk Management
23 120 (13.54%) Windows
24 102 (11.51%) Derivative
25 99 (11.17%) Fixed Income
26 92 (10.38%) Perl
27 91 (10.27%) Mathematics
28 80 (9.03%) MVVM
28 80 (9.03%) TDD

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (1.69%) Apache
2 12 (1.35%) Tomcat
2 12 (1.35%) Confluence
3 8 (0.90%) GemFire
4 6 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.56%) Zope
6 4 (0.45%) Node.js
7 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.11%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.11%) MTS
9 1 (0.11%) SmartSockets
Applications
1 7 (0.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.34%) ION MarketView
1 3 (0.34%) RMDS
2 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.11%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.92%) Internet
2 11 (1.24%) HTTP
2 11 (1.24%) Firewall
3 3 (0.34%) Network Security
3 3 (0.34%) DHCP
3 3 (0.34%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.34%) DNS
4 1 (0.11%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.11%) Multicast
4 1 (0.11%) CTI
4 1 (0.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.98%) KDB
3 23 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.03%) Big Data
5 11 (1.24%) RDBMS
6 8 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.90%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.56%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.45%) dBASE
9 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.23%) DB2
11 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.11%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (3.39%) JIRA
2 22 (2.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (2.37%) JUnit
3 21 (2.37%) Maven
4 16 (1.81%) Selenium
5 12 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.35%) Git (software)
6 11 (1.24%) jMock
7 9 (1.02%) NUnit
7 9 (1.02%) Subversion
8 6 (0.68%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.56%) Ant
10 3 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.34%) Hudson
10 3 (0.34%) Mockito
10 3 (0.34%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.34%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.11%) JBehave
General
1 493 (55.64%) Finance
2 376 (42.44%) Front Office
3 150 (16.93%) Banking
4 71 (8.01%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.40%) Games
6 34 (3.84%) Retail
7 33 (3.72%) Corporate Banking
8 32 (3.61%) Retail Banking
9 17 (1.92%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.81%) Law
11 12 (1.35%) Back Office
12 11 (1.24%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.45%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.23%) Legal
15 1 (0.11%) International Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 544 (61.40%) Developer
2 236 (26.64%) Java Developer
3 151 (17.04%) C# Developer
4 113 (12.75%) Analyst
5 103 (11.63%) C++ Developer
6 73 (8.24%) Support Analyst
7 63 (7.11%) Applications Support
8 59 (6.66%) Software Engineer
9 49 (5.53%) Applications Support Analyst
10 48 (5.42%) Graduate
11 47 (5.30%) Programmer
12 43 (4.85%) C# .NET Developer
13 39 (4.40%) Senior Developer
14 35 (3.95%) Software Developer
15 28 (3.16%) Senior Java Developer
16 24 (2.71%) Business Analyst
17 23 (2.60%) .NET Software Engineer
17 23 (2.60%) C# Programmer
18 22 (2.48%) WPF Developer
19 21 (2.37%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (16.14%) .NET
2 128 (14.45%) WPF
3 54 (6.09%) WCF
4 52 (5.87%) STL
5 48 (5.42%) WinForms
6 46 (5.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 39 (4.40%) Spring
8 33 (3.72%) FIX Protocol
8 33 (3.72%) J2SE
9 32 (3.61%) Middleware
10 31 (3.50%) Web Services
11 26 (2.93%) .NET Framework
12 21 (2.37%) JMS
13 20 (2.26%) Guice
13 20 (2.26%) REST
13 20 (2.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 17 (1.92%) CORBA
15 16 (1.81%) Swing
16 15 (1.69%) Task Parallel Library
17 13 (1.47%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 278 (31.38%) Equities
2 261 (29.46%) Computer Science
3 219 (24.72%) Hedge funds
4 184 (20.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 102 (11.51%) Derivative
6 99 (11.17%) Fixed Income
7 91 (10.27%) Mathematics
8 60 (6.77%) Physics
9 34 (3.84%) Equity Derivative
10 28 (3.16%) Management Information System
11 25 (2.82%) Client/Server
11 25 (2.82%) Open Source
12 17 (1.92%) Grid Computing
13 16 (1.81%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.68%) Statistics
15 4 (0.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 3 (0.34%) Statistical Arbitrage
16 3 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
16 3 (0.34%) Credit Derivative
17 2 (0.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 243 (27.43%) Linux
2 235 (26.52%) UNIX
3 120 (13.54%) Windows
4 26 (2.93%) Solaris
5 21 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.24%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.11%) CentOS
9 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (34.09%) Low Latency
2 281 (31.72%) Multithreading
3 214 (24.15%) Electronic Trading
4 166 (18.74%) OO
5 128 (14.45%) Software Engineering
6 123 (13.88%) Risk Management
7 80 (9.03%) MVVM
7 80 (9.03%) TDD
8 63 (7.11%) Investment Management
9 55 (6.21%) Analytics
10 54 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (5.08%) Scrum
13 38 (4.29%) Project Management
14 31 (3.50%) Unit Testing
15 30 (3.39%) BDD
16 27 (3.05%) Performance Tuning
17 21 (2.37%) Automated Testing
18 19 (2.14%) Release Management
18 19 (2.14%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 389 (43.91%) Java
2 282 (31.83%) SQL
3 266 (30.02%) C++
4 260 (29.35%) C#
5 152 (17.16%) Python
6 92 (10.38%) Perl
7 63 (7.11%) F#
8 48 (5.42%) C
9 37 (4.18%) Shell Script
10 31 (3.50%) R
11 28 (3.16%) Bash Shell
12 22 (2.48%) PowerShell
13 16 (1.81%) JavaScript
14 12 (1.35%) VBScript
14 12 (1.35%) Scala
15 11 (1.24%) Korn
15 11 (1.24%) VBA
16 9 (1.02%) Clojure
17 7 (0.79%) VB
18 6 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 246 (27.77%) Degree
2 36 (4.06%) PhD
3 5 (0.56%) CCNA
3 5 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.23%) CCNP
4 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.23%) CCSE
4 2 (0.23%) CCSA
5 1 (0.11%) MBA
5 1 (0.11%) ISEB
5 1 (0.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.21%) QA
2 1 (0.11%) EMIR
2 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 22 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.45%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 8 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 58 (6.55%) Oracle
2 52 (5.87%) Sybase
3 37 (4.18%) Fidessa
4 28 (3.16%) Microsoft
5 26 (2.93%) TIBCO
6 23 (2.60%) ION Trading
7 17 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.13%) VMware
8 10 (1.13%) Google
9 8 (0.90%) HP
9 8 (0.90%) DataSynapse
10 7 (0.79%) Cisco
11 5 (0.56%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.45%) Reuters
12 4 (0.45%) 29West
13 3 (0.34%) StreamBase
14 2 (0.23%) Murex
14 2 (0.23%) Intel
14 2 (0.23%) CheckPoint
14 2 (0.23%) Calypso
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + competitive bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Algo Trading + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: £100,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £75000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £95k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £95k + bonus (c100%) + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum + Bonus (up to 100%) & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago