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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 627 537 492
Rank change year-on-year
-90 -45
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 286 369 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.35% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.43% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 252 251 446
Average salary £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-22.91% +41.17%

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
93510 86325 93089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.88% 81.09% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 74602 70783 78760
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 15 September 2014 within the UK.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 14 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 15 September 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 -92 284 £75,000 -3.22% 36
London -69 277 £75,000 -6.25% 36
City of London -30 62 £75,000 -6.25% 21
Cambridgeshire - 6 - -
Cambridge - 6 - -
East of England - 6 - -
Docklands, London +3 1 £62,500 -30.55%
Edinburgh -15 1 £50,000 -16.66%
Scotland -19 1 £50,000 -16.66%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £42,500 -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 392 (55.45%) Finance
2 274 (38.76%) Java
3 255 (36.07%) SQL
3 255 (36.07%) Front Office
4 242 (34.23%) Equities
4 242 (34.23%) Multithreading
4 242 (34.23%) Low Latency
5 229 (32.39%) UNIX
6 220 (31.12%) Linux
7 214 (30.27%) C++
8 204 (28.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 203 (28.71%) C#
10 202 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
11 196 (27.72%) Degree
12 175 (24.75%) Computer Science
13 171 (24.19%) Electronic Trading
14 168 (23.76%) Python
15 166 (23.48%) Software Engineering
16 152 (21.50%) Hedge funds
17 121 (17.11%) .NET
18 119 (16.83%) OO
19 116 (16.41%) Banking
20 105 (14.85%) WPF
21 91 (12.87%) TDD
21 91 (12.87%) Windows
22 87 (12.31%) Perl
23 86 (12.16%) Investment Banking
24 84 (11.88%) Risk Management
25 82 (11.60%) SQL Server
26 74 (10.47%) MVVM

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (2.97%) Confluence
2 14 (1.98%) TIBCO EMS
3 12 (1.70%) Apache
4 10 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.85%) Zope
6 4 (0.57%) Node.js
7 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (2.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.24%) Firewall
2 17 (2.40%) Network Security
3 15 (2.12%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (1.41%) HTTP
5 4 (0.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.57%) DNS
6 3 (0.42%) Multicast
7 2 (0.28%) CTI
7 2 (0.28%) DHCP
8 1 (0.14%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.66%) KDB
3 23 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.69%) RDBMS
5 12 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.99%) DB2
7 7 (0.99%) Big Data
8 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.42%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.28%) JasperReports
9 2 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.28%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.28%) MySQL
10 1 (0.14%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 36 (5.09%) JIRA
2 23 (3.25%) Maven
3 21 (2.97%) Git (software)
3 21 (2.97%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.12%) JUnit
5 12 (1.70%) NUnit
6 10 (1.41%) jMock
7 6 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.71%) Subversion
9 4 (0.57%) Ant
9 4 (0.57%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.14%) JBehave
General
1 392 (55.45%) Finance
2 255 (36.07%) Front Office
3 116 (16.41%) Banking
4 86 (12.16%) Investment Banking
5 45 (6.36%) Games
6 22 (3.11%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.99%) Retail
8 6 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.85%) Marketing
9 5 (0.71%) Back Office
10 1 (0.14%) Legal
10 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 447 (63.22%) Developer
2 188 (26.59%) Java Developer
3 121 (17.11%) C# Developer
4 105 (14.85%) C++ Developer
5 76 (10.75%) Analyst
6 60 (8.49%) Support Analyst
7 46 (6.51%) Software Engineer
8 45 (6.36%) Applications Support
9 44 (6.22%) Senior Developer
10 40 (5.66%) Senior Java Developer
11 37 (5.23%) C# .NET Developer
12 32 (4.53%) Python Developer
13 31 (4.38%) Project Manager
14 30 (4.24%) .NET Software Engineer
15 28 (3.96%) Agile Project Manager
16 27 (3.82%) Applications Support Analyst
17 22 (3.11%) WPF Developer
18 19 (2.69%) Programmer
19 17 (2.40%) Network Security Engineer
19 17 (2.40%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (17.11%) .NET
2 105 (14.85%) WPF
3 59 (8.35%) FIX Protocol
4 49 (6.93%) J2SE
5 48 (6.79%) STL
6 45 (6.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 38 (5.37%) Spring
8 37 (5.23%) WinForms
8 37 (5.23%) WCF
9 27 (3.82%) .NET Framework
9 27 (3.82%) Web Services
10 25 (3.54%) REST
11 24 (3.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 20 (2.83%) Guice
13 19 (2.69%) Rendezvous
14 17 (2.40%) Middleware
15 16 (2.26%) Swing
16 14 (1.98%) JMS
17 12 (1.70%) Django
18 11 (1.56%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 242 (34.23%) Equities
2 204 (28.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 175 (24.75%) Computer Science
4 152 (21.50%) Hedge funds
5 73 (10.33%) Derivative
6 51 (7.21%) Mathematics
7 50 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (5.94%) Fixed Income
9 36 (5.09%) Open Source
10 23 (3.25%) Physics
11 20 (2.83%) N-Tier
11 20 (2.83%) Equity Derivative
12 9 (1.27%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.13%) Grid Computing
14 6 (0.85%) VWAP
14 6 (0.85%) Reference Data
15 5 (0.71%) User Experience
15 5 (0.71%) Statistics
16 4 (0.57%) Credit Risk
17 3 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 229 (32.39%) UNIX
2 220 (31.12%) Linux
3 91 (12.87%) Windows
4 22 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (2.12%) Solaris
6 4 (0.57%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.28%) CentOS
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.14%) Android
9 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (34.23%) Multithreading
1 242 (34.23%) Low Latency
2 202 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (24.19%) Electronic Trading
4 166 (23.48%) Software Engineering
5 119 (16.83%) OO
6 91 (12.87%) TDD
7 84 (11.88%) Risk Management
8 74 (10.47%) MVVM
9 60 (8.49%) Scrum
10 42 (5.94%) Project Management
10 42 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (4.81%) Investment Management
12 23 (3.25%) Problem Management
12 23 (3.25%) E-Commerce
13 22 (3.11%) Unit Testing
13 22 (3.11%) Analytics
14 20 (2.83%) Functional Programming
14 20 (2.83%) OOP
15 19 (2.69%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 274 (38.76%) Java
2 255 (36.07%) SQL
3 214 (30.27%) C++
4 203 (28.71%) C#
5 168 (23.76%) Python
6 87 (12.31%) Perl
7 40 (5.66%) C
8 37 (5.23%) F#
9 26 (3.68%) PowerShell
10 19 (2.69%) Scala
11 18 (2.55%) Bash Shell
12 17 (2.40%) R
13 16 (2.26%) JavaScript
13 16 (2.26%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.70%) Korn
15 5 (0.71%) VBA
16 4 (0.57%) VB
17 3 (0.42%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.28%) VBScript
18 2 (0.28%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 196 (27.72%) Degree
2 35 (4.95%) PhD
3 17 (2.40%) CCNA
3 17 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (2.12%) CCNP
5 12 (1.70%) CISSP
6 5 (0.71%) CCSA
7 3 (0.42%) ISEB
8 2 (0.28%) CCSE
8 2 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (1.56%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.42%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.28%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 54 (7.64%) Sybase
2 45 (6.36%) Oracle
3 42 (5.94%) TIBCO
4 23 (3.25%) 29West
5 20 (2.83%) Microsoft
5 20 (2.83%) Red Hat
6 15 (2.12%) Fidessa
6 15 (2.12%) Cisco
7 8 (1.13%) CheckPoint
8 6 (0.85%) HP
8 6 (0.85%) ION Trading
8 6 (0.85%) Blue Coat
9 5 (0.71%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.57%) VMware
11 3 (0.42%) Informatica
11 3 (0.42%) Reuters
11 3 (0.42%) Sun
12 2 (0.28%) SunGard
12 2 (0.28%) Business Objects
12 2 (0.28%) Intel
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