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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 682 549 534
Rank change year-on-year
-133 -15
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 223 422 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.44% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 214 360 292
Average salary £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £94,250 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £20,000 £80,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-75.00% +39.13%

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
92059 95447 88938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.18% 82.31% 80.08%
Number of salaries quoted 74661 76531 73298
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 1 April 2015 within the UK.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 7 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 1 April 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 -125 223 £77,500 +3.33% 31
London -131 221 £77,500 +3.33% 30
City of London -29 69 £85,000 -2.85% 16
Docklands, London -5 4 £37,500 -48.27%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £20,000 -
East of England - 2 £20,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £20,000 -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 266 (60.87%) Java
2 217 (49.66%) Finance
3 180 (41.19%) Front Office
4 159 (36.38%) Multithreading
5 129 (29.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 129 (29.52%) Low Latency
6 120 (27.46%) C++
7 116 (26.54%) Equities
8 109 (24.94%) C#
9 100 (22.88%) Banking
10 93 (21.28%) Investment Banking
11 87 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
12 80 (18.31%) Linux
12 80 (18.31%) Computer Science
13 79 (18.08%) SQL
14 76 (17.39%) FIX Protocol
15 74 (16.93%) UNIX
16 69 (15.79%) Degree
17 65 (14.87%) Electronic Trading
18 63 (14.42%) OO
19 60 (13.73%) Python
20 56 (12.81%) .NET
20 56 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
21 54 (12.36%) Algorithms
22 51 (11.67%) Windows
22 51 (11.67%) Software Engineering
23 50 (11.44%) Fixed Income
24 43 (9.84%) Hedge funds
25 41 (9.38%) Derivative
26 38 (8.70%) Perl

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 12 (2.75%) TIBCO EMS
2 9 (2.06%) Node.js
3 1 (0.23%) Confluence
3 1 (0.23%) JBoss
3 1 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) MS Office
1 1 (0.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.60%) Firewall
1 7 (1.60%) Multicast
2 4 (0.92%) Network Security
2 4 (0.92%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.92%) OSPF
3 3 (0.69%) BGP
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.35%) KDB
3 9 (2.06%) Big Data
3 9 (2.06%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.83%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.23%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (3.20%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.60%) JUnit
3 5 (1.14%) NUnit
3 5 (1.14%) JIRA
3 5 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.92%) Subversion
5 3 (0.69%) Hudson
6 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.23%) Mocha
7 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.23%) QUnit
7 1 (0.23%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.23%) Selenium
7 1 (0.23%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 217 (49.66%) Finance
2 180 (41.19%) Front Office
3 100 (22.88%) Banking
4 93 (21.28%) Investment Banking
5 23 (5.26%) Games
6 8 (1.83%) Back Office
6 8 (1.83%) Legal
7 6 (1.37%) Retail
7 6 (1.37%) Marketing
8 5 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 293 (67.05%) Developer
2 178 (40.73%) Java Developer
3 75 (17.16%) Analyst
4 57 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 43 (9.84%) Support Analyst
6 32 (7.32%) Senior Developer
7 29 (6.64%) C# .NET Developer
8 28 (6.41%) C++ Developer
9 26 (5.95%) Business Analyst
9 26 (5.95%) Senior Java Developer
10 20 (4.58%) Applications Support
11 18 (4.12%) Applications Support Analyst
12 14 (3.20%) Software Engineer
13 13 (2.97%) Agile Business Analyst
14 11 (2.52%) Graduate
15 10 (2.29%) Junior
15 10 (2.29%) Quantitative Developer
16 8 (1.83%) Senior Support Analyst
16 8 (1.83%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
16 8 (1.83%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (17.39%) FIX Protocol
2 56 (12.81%) .NET
3 34 (7.78%) WPF
4 28 (6.41%) Spring
5 25 (5.72%) WCF
6 21 (4.81%) Rendezvous
7 16 (3.66%) Middleware
8 15 (3.43%) jQuery
8 15 (3.43%) Esper
9 14 (3.20%) ASP.NET
10 12 (2.75%) HTML
10 12 (2.75%) J2SE
10 12 (2.75%) .NET Framework
11 11 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (2.29%) Entity Framework
12 10 (2.29%) Swing
13 8 (1.83%) CSS
13 8 (1.83%) JMS
13 8 (1.83%) OpenGL
14 7 (1.60%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 129 (29.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 116 (26.54%) Equities
3 80 (18.31%) Computer Science
4 56 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (12.36%) Algorithms
6 50 (11.44%) Fixed Income
7 43 (9.84%) Hedge funds
8 41 (9.38%) Derivative
9 31 (7.09%) Data Structures
10 10 (2.29%) Mathematics
11 8 (1.83%) Open Source
12 6 (1.37%) Physics
13 4 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (0.92%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (0.69%) Statistics
15 2 (0.46%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.46%) Visualisation
15 2 (0.46%) Index Arbitrage
16 1 (0.23%) Online Games
16 1 (0.23%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 80 (18.31%) Linux
2 74 (16.93%) UNIX
3 51 (11.67%) Windows
4 24 (5.49%) Solaris
5 21 (4.81%) Windows XP
6 20 (4.58%) Windows NT
7 3 (0.69%) CentOS
7 3 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (36.38%) Multithreading
2 129 (29.52%) Low Latency
3 87 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (14.87%) Electronic Trading
5 63 (14.42%) OO
6 51 (11.67%) Software Engineering
7 26 (5.95%) TDD
8 24 (5.49%) Complex Event Processing
9 22 (5.03%) Business Analysis
9 22 (5.03%) Risk Management
10 21 (4.81%) OOP
11 17 (3.89%) E-Commerce
12 16 (3.66%) Market Making
13 15 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (3.43%) Software Architecture
14 14 (3.20%) OOD
15 13 (2.97%) Investment Management
16 12 (2.75%) Project Management
16 12 (2.75%) MVC
16 12 (2.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 266 (60.87%) Java
2 120 (27.46%) C++
3 109 (24.94%) C#
4 79 (18.08%) SQL
5 60 (13.73%) Python
6 38 (8.70%) Perl
7 23 (5.26%) JavaScript
8 21 (4.81%) T-SQL
9 12 (2.75%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.29%) C
11 9 (2.06%) Ruby
11 9 (2.06%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.83%) F#
13 7 (1.60%) Scala
14 6 (1.37%) R
14 6 (1.37%) MATLAB
15 5 (1.14%) VBA
15 5 (1.14%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.14%) Haskell
15 5 (1.14%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 69 (15.79%) Degree
2 24 (5.49%) PhD
3 6 (1.37%) CCNA
3 6 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.69%) RHCE
5 2 (0.46%) CCSA
5 2 (0.46%) CCSE
6 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.23%) ACCA
6 1 (0.23%) CISA
6 1 (0.23%) ISEB
6 1 (0.23%) CISSP
6 1 (0.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.81%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (6.86%) 29West
2 27 (6.18%) Sybase
3 24 (5.49%) Bloomberg
4 23 (5.26%) TIBCO
5 22 (5.03%) NYFIX
5 22 (5.03%) SunGard
6 21 (4.81%) Informatica
7 11 (2.52%) Microsoft
7 11 (2.52%) ION Trading
8 7 (1.60%) Oracle
9 5 (1.14%) Cisco
10 3 (0.69%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.69%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.69%) Citrix
10 3 (0.69%) VMware
11 2 (0.46%) Tableau
11 2 (0.46%) Portware
11 2 (0.46%) Software AG
11 2 (0.46%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.46%) Perforce
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