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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Algo Trading
Rank 716 620 693
Rank change year-on-year
-96 +73
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 180 341 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 166 300 247
Median salary £83,750 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.06% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £105,000 £98,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -25.00%

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
84415 94722 96201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.27% 87.50% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 70238 78268 76950
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 £30,500
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 27 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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
London -85 178 £85,000 +9.67% 49
England -98 178 £85,000 +9.67% 49
City of London -11 32 £95,000 +28.81% 11
Scotland +25 2 £47,500 -
Glasgow +14 2 £47,500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £67,500 -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 237 (54.48%) Java
2 184 (42.30%) Finance
3 158 (36.32%) Python
4 147 (33.79%) Linux
5 137 (31.49%) Low Latency
6 125 (28.74%) Multithreading
7 124 (28.51%) Banking
8 121 (27.82%) Unix
9 108 (24.83%) C++
10 101 (23.22%) Equities
11 96 (22.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 94 (21.61%) Degree
13 89 (20.46%) Front Office
13 89 (20.46%) Electronic Trading
14 88 (20.23%) JavaScript
15 81 (18.62%) Computer Science
16 77 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
17 70 (16.09%) SQL
18 67 (15.40%) Hedge funds
19 64 (14.71%) Investment Banking
20 59 (13.56%) AngularJS
21 57 (13.10%) Mathematics
22 56 (12.87%) FIX Protocol
22 56 (12.87%) Algorithms
23 54 (12.41%) Software Engineering
23 54 (12.41%) Oracle
24 52 (11.95%) High-Frequency Trading
25 49 (11.26%) Concurrent Programming
26 47 (10.80%) Fixed Income
27 46 (10.57%) C#

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 19 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (1.84%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.61%) Apache
4 5 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.46%) Confluence
5 2 (0.46%) IIS
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.46%) Maple
3 1 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.30%) Multicast
2 6 (1.38%) Internet
3 4 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.46%) Firewall
4 2 (0.46%) LAN
4 2 (0.46%) SAN
4 2 (0.46%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (0.46%) VLAN
4 2 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.98%) KDB
2 23 (5.29%) MongoDB
3 20 (4.60%) Big Data
4 18 (4.14%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.53%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.84%) Kdb+
7 8 (1.84%) MySQL
8 6 (1.38%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.38%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.23%) DB2
10 1 (0.23%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 35 (8.05%) JIRA
2 23 (5.29%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.91%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.69%) JMeter
4 3 (0.69%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.69%) NeoLoad
4 3 (0.69%) NUnit
4 3 (0.69%) Selenium
4 3 (0.69%) WebLOAD
5 2 (0.46%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.46%) Hudson
5 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.23%) Gradle
6 1 (0.23%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.23%) Maven
6 1 (0.23%) Mocha
6 1 (0.23%) Mockito
6 1 (0.23%) Moq
6 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 184 (42.30%) Finance
2 124 (28.51%) Banking
3 89 (20.46%) Front Office
4 64 (14.71%) Investment Banking
5 19 (4.37%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.53%) Games
7 5 (1.15%) Back Office
8 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.23%) French Language
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
9 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 299 (68.74%) Developer
2 187 (42.99%) Java Developer
3 70 (16.09%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 67 (15.40%) C++ Developer
5 62 (14.25%) Senior Developer
6 58 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 41 (9.43%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
8 39 (8.97%) Python Developer
9 36 (8.28%) Analyst
10 33 (7.59%) Senior Algorithmic Trading Developer
11 27 (6.21%) C# Developer
12 24 (5.52%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
13 22 (5.06%) Lead Developer
14 18 (4.14%) Quantitative Developer
15 17 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
16 15 (3.45%) Angular Developer
16 15 (3.45%) MongoDB Developer
17 13 (2.99%) Applications Support
17 13 (2.99%) Junior
17 13 (2.99%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (13.56%) AngularJS
2 56 (12.87%) FIX Protocol
3 42 (9.66%) Node.js
4 26 (5.98%) HTML
4 26 (5.98%) STL
5 25 (5.75%) .NET
5 25 (5.75%) J2SE
6 23 (5.29%) HTML5
7 22 (5.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 22 (5.06%) CSS
8 20 (4.60%) JMS
8 20 (4.60%) TIBCO EMS
8 20 (4.60%) Ultra Messaging
9 18 (4.14%) CSS3
9 18 (4.14%) Swing
10 17 (3.91%) Spring
11 16 (3.68%) Django
11 16 (3.68%) React
12 13 (2.99%) Akka
13 12 (2.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 101 (23.22%) Equities
2 96 (22.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 81 (18.62%) Computer Science
4 67 (15.40%) Hedge funds
5 57 (13.10%) Mathematics
6 56 (12.87%) Algorithms
7 47 (10.80%) Fixed Income
8 38 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (4.83%) Derivative
9 21 (4.83%) Physics
10 16 (3.68%) Fintech
11 15 (3.45%) Market Risk
12 14 (3.22%) Statistics
13 8 (1.84%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.84%) Visualisation
14 6 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
15 5 (1.15%) Contract for Difference
15 5 (1.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 4 (0.92%) Data Centre
16 4 (0.92%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 147 (33.79%) Linux
2 121 (27.82%) Unix
3 39 (8.97%) Windows
4 10 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.15%) Solaris
6 4 (0.92%) Android
6 4 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.46%) AIX
7 2 (0.46%) CentOS
7 2 (0.46%) SUSE
7 2 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (31.49%) Low Latency
2 125 (28.74%) Multithreading
3 89 (20.46%) Electronic Trading
4 77 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (12.41%) Software Engineering
6 52 (11.95%) High-Frequency Trading
7 49 (11.26%) Concurrent Programming
8 39 (8.97%) OO
8 39 (8.97%) Risk Management
9 37 (8.51%) DevOps
10 30 (6.90%) SDLC
11 28 (6.44%) Performance Tuning
12 25 (5.75%) Market Making
13 20 (4.60%) Analytics
13 20 (4.60%) Open Source
14 18 (4.14%) TDD
15 17 (3.91%) Web Development
16 16 (3.68%) Mentoring
16 16 (3.68%) Proprietary Trading
17 15 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 237 (54.48%) Java
2 158 (36.32%) Python
3 108 (24.83%) C++
4 88 (20.23%) JavaScript
5 70 (16.09%) SQL
6 46 (10.57%) C#
7 40 (9.20%) Perl
8 24 (5.52%) Bash Shell
9 20 (4.60%) Scala
10 18 (4.14%) C
11 16 (3.68%) PowerShell
12 12 (2.76%) R
13 10 (2.30%) Ruby
14 9 (2.07%) MATLAB
15 6 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.92%) C-shell
16 4 (0.92%) Dart
17 3 (0.69%) VBA
18 2 (0.46%) PHP
18 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (21.61%) Degree
2 29 (6.67%) PhD
3 1 (0.23%) CISA
3 1 (0.23%) CISM
3 1 (0.23%) CISSP
3 1 (0.23%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.68%) QA
2 3 (0.69%) MiFID
3 2 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.46%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (0.46%) HDFS
1 2 (0.46%) NFS
1 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.46%) vSphere
2 1 (0.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (2.76%) Puppet
2 7 (1.61%) Ansible
3 4 (0.92%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 54 (12.41%) Oracle
2 35 (8.05%) TIBCO
3 13 (2.99%) Sybase
4 5 (1.15%) Solace
5 4 (0.92%) HP
5 4 (0.92%) VMware
6 3 (0.69%) Citrix
6 3 (0.69%) Facebook
6 3 (0.69%) Google
6 3 (0.69%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.69%) Sun
6 3 (0.69%) Syncfusion
7 2 (0.46%) Cisco
7 2 (0.46%) Informatica
7 2 (0.46%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.46%) Reuters
8 1 (0.23%) EMC
8 1 (0.23%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.23%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.23%) Veritas
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Energon People
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + + business bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + bens + share options
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec Associates Limited
Salary: £95000 - £105000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec Associates Limited
Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75,000 to £90,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec Associates Limited
Salary: £100000 - £110000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum Discretionary bonus & discounted gym
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £80000 - £850000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec Associates Limited
Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75,000 to £90,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago