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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algo Trading
Rank 701 538 593
Rank change year-on-year
-163 +55
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 198 445 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.44% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 181 401 232
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 £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary - £42,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year
- -22.72%

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
90836 100276 87895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.05% 82.70% 80.68%
Number of salaries quoted 73816 81539 72340
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 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 May 2015 within the UK.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 3 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 28 May 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
London -128 198 £77,500 +3.33% 39
England -148 198 £77,500 +3.33% 40
City of London +19 52 £85,000 +13.33% 19

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 243 (56.25%) Java
2 231 (53.47%) Finance
3 176 (40.74%) Front Office
4 147 (34.03%) Multithreading
5 122 (28.24%) Equities
6 118 (27.31%) C++
7 116 (26.85%) Low Latency
8 108 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 90 (20.83%) Python
10 88 (20.37%) Linux
11 85 (19.68%) C#
12 84 (19.44%) FIX Protocol
13 82 (18.98%) Computer Science
13 82 (18.98%) Banking
14 81 (18.75%) UNIX
15 74 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
16 73 (16.90%) Algorithms
17 71 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
18 69 (15.97%) Investment Banking
18 69 (15.97%) Degree
19 63 (14.58%) SQL
20 51 (11.81%) .NET
21 50 (11.57%) Electronic Trading
22 47 (10.88%) OO
23 45 (10.42%) Perl
24 43 (9.95%) Fixed Income
24 43 (9.95%) Hedge funds
25 42 (9.72%) Software Engineering
26 39 (9.03%) Derivative
27 36 (8.33%) Data Structures

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 11 (2.55%) Node.js
2 1 (0.23%) Confluence
2 1 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (0.46%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.46%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.62%) Multicast
2 4 (0.93%) Network Security
3 3 (0.69%) Firewall
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.23%) Internet
4 1 (0.23%) OSPF
4 1 (0.23%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.40%) KDB
3 11 (2.55%) Big Data
4 9 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.85%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (3.01%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.31%) JUnit
3 6 (1.39%) JIRA
4 4 (0.93%) Subversion
5 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.23%) Selenium
6 1 (0.23%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.23%) QUnit
General
1 231 (53.47%) Finance
2 176 (40.74%) Front Office
3 82 (18.98%) Banking
4 69 (15.97%) Investment Banking
5 21 (4.86%) Games
6 11 (2.55%) Legal
7 9 (2.08%) Marketing
7 9 (2.08%) Retail
8 6 (1.39%) Back Office
9 5 (1.16%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (0.69%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 294 (68.06%) Developer
2 162 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 73 (16.90%) Analyst
4 55 (12.73%) C# Developer
5 41 (9.49%) C++ Developer
5 41 (9.49%) Support Analyst
6 37 (8.56%) Senior Developer
7 33 (7.64%) C# .NET Developer
8 28 (6.48%) Applications Support
8 28 (6.48%) Senior Java Developer
9 25 (5.79%) Business Analyst
10 21 (4.86%) Applications Support Analyst
11 19 (4.40%) Quantitative Developer
12 16 (3.70%) Python Developer
13 10 (2.31%) Agile Business Analyst
14 9 (2.08%) Junior
14 9 (2.08%) Data Scientist
15 8 (1.85%) Python/Django Developer
15 8 (1.85%) Django Developer
15 8 (1.85%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (19.44%) FIX Protocol
2 51 (11.81%) .NET
3 25 (5.79%) Spring
4 22 (5.09%) WPF
5 19 (4.40%) Esper
6 17 (3.94%) Ultra Messaging
7 14 (3.24%) J2SE
8 13 (3.01%) WCF
8 13 (3.01%) jQuery
9 12 (2.78%) Swing
10 11 (2.55%) OpenGL
11 9 (2.08%) ASP.NET
11 9 (2.08%) Rendezvous
12 8 (1.85%) Pyramid
12 8 (1.85%) Flask
12 8 (1.85%) React
12 8 (1.85%) HTML
12 8 (1.85%) Django
12 8 (1.85%) Pylons
13 7 (1.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 122 (28.24%) Equities
2 108 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 82 (18.98%) Computer Science
4 74 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
5 73 (16.90%) Algorithms
6 43 (9.95%) Fixed Income
6 43 (9.95%) Hedge funds
7 39 (9.03%) Derivative
8 36 (8.33%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.85%) Equity Derivative
9 8 (1.85%) Physics
10 7 (1.62%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.16%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (0.69%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.69%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.46%) TWAP
13 2 (0.46%) VWAP
13 2 (0.46%) Index Arbitrage
13 2 (0.46%) Visualisation
14 1 (0.23%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 88 (20.37%) Linux
2 81 (18.75%) UNIX
3 27 (6.25%) Windows
4 8 (1.85%) Solaris
5 7 (1.62%) Windows NT
5 7 (1.62%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.23%) Android
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (34.03%) Multithreading
2 116 (26.85%) Low Latency
3 71 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (11.57%) Electronic Trading
5 47 (10.88%) OO
6 42 (9.72%) Software Engineering
7 28 (6.48%) Complex Event Processing
8 25 (5.79%) Risk Management
9 24 (5.56%) TDD
10 23 (5.32%) Concurrent Programming
11 22 (5.09%) OOP
12 20 (4.63%) Software Architecture
13 19 (4.40%) Business Analysis
13 19 (4.40%) OOD
13 19 (4.40%) Market Making
14 17 (3.94%) E-Commerce
15 15 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (3.47%) FX Algorithmic Trading
16 14 (3.24%) Investment Management
17 13 (3.01%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 243 (56.25%) Java
2 118 (27.31%) C++
3 90 (20.83%) Python
4 85 (19.68%) C#
5 63 (14.58%) SQL
6 45 (10.42%) Perl
7 21 (4.86%) JavaScript
8 12 (2.78%) Ruby
9 10 (2.31%) R
9 10 (2.31%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.31%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.08%) Scala
10 9 (2.08%) F#
10 9 (2.08%) C
10 9 (2.08%) MATLAB
11 8 (1.85%) VBA
12 7 (1.62%) Haskell
12 7 (1.62%) Erlang
12 7 (1.62%) OCaml
12 7 (1.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (15.97%) Degree
2 32 (7.41%) PhD
3 3 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.46%) CCSA
4 2 (0.46%) CCNA
4 2 (0.46%) CCSE
5 1 (0.23%) CCIE
5 1 (0.23%) ISEB
5 1 (0.23%) ACCA
5 1 (0.23%) CISA
5 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 8 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (3.47%) Microsoft
1 15 (3.47%) Bloomberg
2 12 (2.78%) Sybase
3 11 (2.55%) Informatica
3 11 (2.55%) SunGard
4 10 (2.31%) NYFIX
4 10 (2.31%) TIBCO
5 8 (1.85%) Fidessa
6 7 (1.62%) Oracle
7 5 (1.16%) ION Trading
8 4 (0.93%) Portware
9 2 (0.46%) Solace
9 2 (0.46%) Tableau
9 2 (0.46%) HP
9 2 (0.46%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.46%) Cisco
10 1 (0.23%) FFastFill
10 1 (0.23%) Patsystems
10 1 (0.23%) GL TRADE
10 1 (0.23%) Google
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