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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Algo Trading
Rank 669 760 591
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -169
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 275 207 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.22% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 254 196 401
Median salary £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £20,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
+187.50% -60.97%

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
89883 95032 102325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.68% 86.01% 85.28%
Number of salaries quoted 74798 76866 82619
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 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 6 May 2016 within the UK.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 11 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 6 May 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
England +70 272 £80,000 +3.22% 33
London +59 255 £80,000 +3.22% 33
City of London +49 50 £81,250 -4.41% 8
Oxford - 16 £57,500 -
Oxfordshire - 16 £57,500 -
South East - 16 £57,500 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
West Midlands - 1 £36,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £36,000 -
Mayfair - 1 £120,000 -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 277 (52.66%) Java
2 244 (46.39%) Finance
3 211 (40.11%) Python
4 182 (34.60%) C++
5 172 (32.70%) Linux
6 153 (29.09%) Low Latency
7 146 (27.76%) Front Office
8 145 (27.57%) Equities
9 142 (27.00%) Multithreading
10 141 (26.81%) Degree
11 121 (23.00%) Computer Science
12 117 (22.24%) Unix
13 110 (20.91%) Banking
14 105 (19.96%) Hedge funds
15 100 (19.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 97 (18.44%) Algorithms
17 92 (17.49%) FIX Protocol
18 82 (15.59%) C#
19 81 (15.40%) Agile Software Development
20 80 (15.21%) Software Engineering
21 79 (15.02%) Investment Banking
22 76 (14.45%) SQL
23 67 (12.74%) Electronic Trading
24 65 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
24 65 (12.36%) Mathematics
25 61 (11.60%) STL
26 59 (11.22%) JavaScript
27 53 (10.08%) Risk Management
27 53 (10.08%) Concurrent Programming
28 50 (9.51%) OO

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 33 (6.27%) Node.js
2 13 (2.47%) Apache
3 11 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.52%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.57%) Confluence
6 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) ION MarketView
1 2 (0.38%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.14%) SAN
3 5 (0.95%) Multicast
4 4 (0.76%) Internet
5 3 (0.57%) Firewall
5 3 (0.57%) LAN
5 3 (0.57%) SSL
5 3 (0.57%) WAN
6 2 (0.38%) SNMP
6 2 (0.38%) Wireless
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.51%) MongoDB
2 27 (5.13%) NoSQL
3 22 (4.18%) SQL Server
4 20 (3.80%) Big Data
5 16 (3.04%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.90%) KDB
7 7 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.14%) DB2
8 6 (1.14%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.57%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.57%) Redis
11 2 (0.38%) MySQL
11 2 (0.38%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 26 (4.94%) Jenkins
1 26 (4.94%) JIRA
2 25 (4.75%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.09%) Selenium
4 3 (0.57%) JMeter
4 3 (0.57%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.57%) NeoLoad
4 3 (0.57%) WebLOAD
5 2 (0.38%) Maven
6 1 (0.19%) Babel
6 1 (0.19%) Bower
6 1 (0.19%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.19%) Grunt
6 1 (0.19%) gulp
6 1 (0.19%) JSUnit
6 1 (0.19%) NUnit
6 1 (0.19%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.19%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
6 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 244 (46.39%) Finance
2 146 (27.76%) Front Office
3 110 (20.91%) Banking
4 79 (15.02%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.99%) Games
6 15 (2.85%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.38%) Retail
8 1 (0.19%) Back Office
8 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 362 (68.82%) Developer
2 206 (39.16%) Java Developer
3 131 (24.90%) C++ Developer
4 75 (14.26%) Senior Developer
5 64 (12.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 56 (10.65%) C# Developer
7 51 (9.70%) Analyst
8 45 (8.56%) Quantitative Developer
9 44 (8.37%) Python Developer
10 35 (6.65%) C++/C# Developer
11 29 (5.51%) Java Quantitative Developer
12 27 (5.13%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 27 (5.13%) Linux Developer
13 23 (4.37%) C++/Java Developer
14 22 (4.18%) Applications Support
14 22 (4.18%) Investment Banking Java Developer
15 21 (3.99%) Support Engineer
16 20 (3.80%) .NET Developer
16 20 (3.80%) Junior
16 20 (3.80%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (17.49%) FIX Protocol
2 61 (11.60%) STL
3 41 (7.79%) Akka
4 40 (7.60%) AngularJS
5 36 (6.84%) .NET
6 35 (6.65%) Spring
7 34 (6.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 34 (6.46%) J2SE
8 25 (4.75%) jQuery
8 25 (4.75%) NumPy
8 25 (4.75%) SciPy
8 25 (4.75%) WPF
9 24 (4.56%) JMS
10 23 (4.37%) TIBCO EMS
11 22 (4.18%) HTML
11 22 (4.18%) Ultra Messaging
12 20 (3.80%) HTML5
13 19 (3.61%) OpenGL
13 19 (3.61%) Qt
14 14 (2.66%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 145 (27.57%) Equities
2 121 (23.00%) Computer Science
3 105 (19.96%) Hedge funds
4 100 (19.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 97 (18.44%) Algorithms
6 65 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
6 65 (12.36%) Mathematics
7 36 (6.84%) Fixed Income
8 25 (4.75%) Market Risk
9 24 (4.56%) Derivative
10 18 (3.42%) Statistics
11 17 (3.23%) Physics
12 16 (3.04%) Data Structures
13 15 (2.85%) Client/Server
13 15 (2.85%) Visualisation
14 11 (2.09%) Fintech
15 6 (1.14%) Equity Derivative
16 4 (0.76%) Equity Risk
16 4 (0.76%) Private Cloud
17 3 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 172 (32.70%) Linux
2 117 (22.24%) Unix
3 39 (7.41%) Windows
4 13 (2.47%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.95%) AIX
6 5 (0.95%) Solaris
6 5 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.76%) SUSE
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (29.09%) Low Latency
2 142 (27.00%) Multithreading
3 81 (15.40%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (15.21%) Software Engineering
5 67 (12.74%) Electronic Trading
6 53 (10.08%) Concurrent Programming
6 53 (10.08%) Risk Management
7 50 (9.51%) OO
8 43 (8.17%) DevOps
9 30 (5.70%) Open Source
10 27 (5.13%) Software Architecture
11 24 (4.56%) SOA
12 23 (4.37%) Functional Programming
13 22 (4.18%) Analytics
13 22 (4.18%) Mentoring
14 21 (3.99%) TDD
15 20 (3.80%) Data Analysis
16 18 (3.42%) SDLC
17 17 (3.23%) Machine Learning
18 16 (3.04%) Proprietary Trading
Programming Languages
1 277 (52.66%) Java
2 211 (40.11%) Python
3 182 (34.60%) C++
4 82 (15.59%) C#
5 76 (14.45%) SQL
6 59 (11.22%) JavaScript
7 35 (6.65%) Perl
8 29 (5.51%) Bash Shell
9 23 (4.37%) Scala
10 21 (3.99%) PowerShell
11 16 (3.04%) C
11 16 (3.04%) MATLAB
12 12 (2.28%) R
12 12 (2.28%) Ruby
13 10 (1.90%) ES6
14 6 (1.14%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.76%) F#
16 2 (0.38%) Erlang
16 2 (0.38%) Haskell
16 2 (0.38%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 141 (26.81%) Degree
2 40 (7.60%) PhD
3 2 (0.38%) CCNA
3 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.99%) QA
2 3 (0.57%) GCP
2 3 (0.57%) MiFID
3 2 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.76%) Docker
2 3 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.38%) HDFS
3 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (2.47%) Puppet
2 11 (2.09%) Apache Shiro
3 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.76%) Nagios
5 2 (0.38%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.19%) Mesos
Vendors
1 47 (8.94%) Oracle
2 26 (4.94%) TIBCO
3 9 (1.71%) Sybase
4 8 (1.52%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.14%) Solace
6 5 (0.95%) Fidessa
7 4 (0.76%) HP
7 4 (0.76%) ION Trading
7 4 (0.76%) Microsoft
7 4 (0.76%) StreamBase
8 3 (0.57%) Citrix
8 3 (0.57%) Veritas
9 2 (0.38%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.38%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.38%) Informatica
9 2 (0.38%) Reuters
9 2 (0.38%) VMware
10 1 (0.19%) F5
10 1 (0.19%) Google
10 1 (0.19%) Syncfusion
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35k - 100k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Development and Infrastructure
Salary: £70k - 75k per year + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £100k + significant bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75,000 to £100,000 + significant bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + hedge fund bonus's & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £65,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Development and Infrastructure
Salary: £100k - 130k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £130000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £150000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Large Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £130000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
City, London
Goldman Sachs
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £75000.00 - £110000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago