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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Algo Trading
UK
Rank 620 656 724
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +68
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 227 277 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.32% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 194 226 211
Median salary £77,500 £82,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £27,000 £55,000 £20,000
% change year-on-year
-50.90% +175.00%

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
73134 87529 90334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.13% 87.67% 86.07%
Number of salaries quoted 60219 72776 74467
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 £31,000
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 21 January 2017 within the UK.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 9 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 21 January 2017. 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 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
England +40 225 £77,500 -6.06% 37
London +8 215 £80,000 -3.03% 37
City of London +3 30 £95,000 +5.55% 15
Canary Wharf - 12 - -
Cambridgeshire - 10 £22,500 -
East of England - 10 £22,500 -
Cambridge - 10 £22,500 -
Scotland - 2 £51,250 -
Glasgow - 2 £51,250 -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 215 (54.43%) Finance
2 198 (50.13%) Java
3 183 (46.33%) Low Latency
4 151 (38.23%) Linux
5 128 (32.41%) Equities
6 127 (32.15%) Banking
7 126 (31.90%) Multithreading
8 123 (31.14%) Unix
9 122 (30.89%) Electronic Trading
10 121 (30.63%) Algorithms
10 121 (30.63%) Python
11 106 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
12 97 (24.56%) Front Office
13 92 (23.29%) Investment Banking
14 91 (23.04%) C++
15 85 (21.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 70 (17.72%) Software Engineering
17 66 (16.71%) Computer Science
18 61 (15.44%) C#
19 58 (14.68%) Hedge funds
20 55 (13.92%) JavaScript
21 51 (12.91%) SQL
22 49 (12.41%) Degree
23 47 (11.90%) Perl
24 43 (10.89%) FIX Protocol
25 42 (10.63%) Fixed Income
26 38 (9.62%) Financial Institution
26 38 (9.62%) TDD
26 38 (9.62%) Concurrent Programming
26 38 (9.62%) Performance Tuning

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 7 (1.77%) Apache
2 4 (1.01%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.25%) Confluence
3 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.25%) IPython
Applications
1 2 (0.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Advent Geneva
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.01%) GitHub
2 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.28%) Internet
2 8 (2.03%) DNS
3 7 (1.77%) Multicast
4 6 (1.52%) Firewall
4 6 (1.52%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.51%) DHCP
6 2 (0.51%) HTTP
6 2 (0.51%) LAN
6 2 (0.51%) SAN
6 2 (0.51%) SSL
6 2 (0.51%) Value-Added Service
6 2 (0.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.61%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (5.82%) KDB
3 11 (2.78%) Big Data
4 8 (2.03%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.27%) Kdb+
6 5 (1.27%) MySQL
7 4 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.01%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.51%) DB2
8 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.25%) GIS
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 28 (7.09%) JIRA
2 22 (5.57%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.54%) Mocha
3 14 (3.54%) Mockito
4 10 (2.53%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.03%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.76%) Maven
7 2 (0.51%) Grunt
7 2 (0.51%) JSHint
7 2 (0.51%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.25%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.25%) JBehave
8 1 (0.25%) Moq
8 1 (0.25%) NUnit
8 1 (0.25%) Selenium
8 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 215 (54.43%) Finance
2 127 (32.15%) Banking
3 97 (24.56%) Front Office
4 92 (23.29%) Investment Banking
5 38 (9.62%) Financial Institution
6 12 (3.04%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.01%) Games
8 2 (0.51%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) French Language
8 2 (0.51%) German Language
8 2 (0.51%) Prime Brokerage
8 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 290 (73.42%) Developer
2 157 (39.75%) Java Developer
3 72 (18.23%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 54 (13.67%) C++ Developer
5 33 (8.35%) C# Developer
6 32 (8.10%) Python Developer
6 32 (8.10%) Senior Developer
7 29 (7.34%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
8 26 (6.58%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 25 (6.33%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 21 (5.32%) Analyst
11 20 (5.06%) Senior Java Developer
12 19 (4.81%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
13 16 (4.05%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 16 (4.05%) Java Engineer
14 15 (3.80%) Linux Engineer
14 15 (3.80%) Software Developer
15 14 (3.54%) JavaScript Developer
16 13 (3.29%) Applications Support
17 12 (3.04%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.89%) FIX Protocol
2 34 (8.61%) .NET
3 29 (7.34%) J2SE
3 29 (7.34%) Swing
4 26 (6.58%) Java SE
5 24 (6.08%) React
6 23 (5.82%) HTML
6 23 (5.82%) WPF
7 22 (5.57%) STL
8 20 (5.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 20 (5.06%) CSS
8 20 (5.06%) Django
8 20 (5.06%) HTML5
9 19 (4.81%) Akka
10 18 (4.56%) AngularJS
10 18 (4.56%) Play Framework
11 15 (3.80%) CSS3
12 11 (2.78%) WinForms
13 10 (2.53%) TIBCO EMS
13 10 (2.53%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 128 (32.41%) Equities
2 121 (30.63%) Algorithms
3 85 (21.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 66 (16.71%) Computer Science
5 58 (14.68%) Hedge funds
6 42 (10.63%) Fixed Income
7 37 (9.37%) Mathematics
8 35 (8.86%) Data Structures
9 22 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (4.81%) Derivative
11 18 (4.56%) Fintech
12 12 (3.04%) Client/Server
13 11 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
13 11 (2.78%) VWAP
14 9 (2.28%) Physics
15 8 (2.03%) TWAP
16 7 (1.77%) Statistics
17 6 (1.52%) Data Centre
17 6 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 6 (1.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 151 (38.23%) Linux
2 123 (31.14%) Unix
3 17 (4.30%) Windows
4 10 (2.53%) CentOS
4 10 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.25%) Android
5 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.25%) Solaris
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (46.33%) Low Latency
2 126 (31.90%) Multithreading
3 122 (30.89%) Electronic Trading
4 106 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (17.72%) Software Engineering
6 38 (9.62%) Concurrent Programming
6 38 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
6 38 (9.62%) TDD
7 35 (8.86%) Market Making
8 33 (8.35%) OO
8 33 (8.35%) Risk Management
9 32 (8.10%) Proprietary Trading
10 27 (6.84%) High-Frequency Trading
11 19 (4.81%) Multithreaded Programming
12 18 (4.56%) Web Development
13 16 (4.05%) E-Commerce
13 16 (4.05%) Scrum
14 15 (3.80%) Analytics
14 15 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (3.80%) Systematic Trading
Programming Languages
1 198 (50.13%) Java
2 121 (30.63%) Python
3 91 (23.04%) C++
4 61 (15.44%) C#
5 55 (13.92%) JavaScript
6 51 (12.91%) SQL
7 47 (11.90%) Perl
8 24 (6.08%) Scala
9 18 (4.56%) C
10 11 (2.78%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.53%) ES6
12 6 (1.52%) F#
13 3 (0.76%) Ruby
13 3 (0.76%) VBA
14 2 (0.51%) PHP
14 2 (0.51%) R
14 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.25%) ECMAScript
15 1 (0.25%) Groovy
15 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (12.41%) Degree
2 3 (0.76%) PhD
3 1 (0.25%) CISA
3 1 (0.25%) CISM
3 1 (0.25%) CISSP
3 1 (0.25%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.80%) QA
2 6 (1.52%) MiFID
3 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.25%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.51%) NFS
1 2 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (4.81%) Ansible
2 16 (4.05%) Puppet
3 9 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.03%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 20 (5.06%) TIBCO
2 11 (2.78%) Reuters
3 10 (2.53%) Oracle
4 9 (2.28%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.03%) Dell
5 8 (2.03%) HP
6 7 (1.77%) Sybase
7 6 (1.52%) Splunk
8 5 (1.27%) Intel
9 2 (0.51%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.51%) Solace
9 2 (0.51%) VMware
10 1 (0.25%) Advent
10 1 (0.25%) Charles River
10 1 (0.25%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.25%) Fidessa
10 1 (0.25%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.25%) Portware
10 1 (0.25%) Progress
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Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £120,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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City, London
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus+benefit
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Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £50000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
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City, London
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
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Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
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Salary: £25k to £30k + bonus + benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £80k to £85k + bonus + benefits
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London
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City, London
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City, London
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City, London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & benefits
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London
Harrington Starr
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + bens
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Annual Bonus, Health Insurance, On
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City, London
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Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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London
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London
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