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

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Algo Trading
Rank 668 755 597
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -158
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 254 196 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.18% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.21% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 236 179 393
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 £52,500 £54,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 - £42,500

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
86377 92187 101946
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.85% 86.40% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 71946 74977 82884
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 £31,500 £31,000
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 31 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 31 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 +82 253 £80,000 +3.22% 31
London +54 244 £80,000 +3.22% 30
City of London +48 54 £80,000 -5.88% 13
Oxford - 6 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £55,000 -
South East - 6 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Mayfair - 1 £120,000 -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 265 (51.26%) Java
2 237 (45.84%) Finance
3 212 (41.01%) Python
4 189 (36.56%) Linux
5 176 (34.04%) C++
6 150 (29.01%) Low Latency
7 143 (27.66%) Multithreading
8 141 (27.27%) Degree
9 136 (26.31%) Equities
10 135 (26.11%) Front Office
11 131 (25.34%) Unix
12 116 (22.44%) Banking
13 106 (20.50%) Hedge funds
14 105 (20.31%) Computer Science
15 95 (18.38%) FIX Protocol
16 94 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 92 (17.79%) Algorithms
18 79 (15.28%) SQL
19 78 (15.09%) Investment Banking
20 76 (14.70%) Agile Software Development
21 75 (14.51%) Software Engineering
22 71 (13.73%) Electronic Trading
23 70 (13.54%) C#
24 66 (12.77%) JavaScript
25 61 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
26 57 (11.03%) Concurrent Programming
26 57 (11.03%) Oracle
27 56 (10.83%) Risk Management
27 56 (10.83%) Mathematics
28 54 (10.44%) STL

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 36 (6.96%) Node.js
2 14 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (2.51%) Apache
4 8 (1.55%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.39%) Confluence
5 2 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) RMDS
2 2 (0.39%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.35%) Multicast
1 7 (1.35%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.16%) SAN
3 4 (0.77%) LAN
3 4 (0.77%) WAN
4 2 (0.39%) Internet
4 2 (0.39%) SNMP
4 2 (0.39%) Wireless
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.00%) MongoDB
2 29 (5.61%) NoSQL
3 22 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 21 (4.06%) Big Data
5 14 (2.71%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.93%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.93%) KDB
7 6 (1.16%) DB2
7 6 (1.16%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.97%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.39%) MySQL
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.19%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 28 (5.42%) Jenkins
1 28 (5.42%) JIRA
2 27 (5.22%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.13%) Selenium
4 3 (0.58%) JMeter
4 3 (0.58%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.58%) NeoLoad
4 3 (0.58%) WebLOAD
5 2 (0.39%) Maven
6 1 (0.19%) Babel
6 1 (0.19%) Bower
6 1 (0.19%) gulp
6 1 (0.19%) JSUnit
6 1 (0.19%) JUnit
6 1 (0.19%) NUnit
6 1 (0.19%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
6 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.19%) Toad
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 237 (45.84%) Finance
2 135 (26.11%) Front Office
3 116 (22.44%) Banking
4 78 (15.09%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.68%) Games
6 18 (3.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.19%) Back Office
7 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 340 (65.76%) Developer
2 194 (37.52%) Java Developer
3 124 (23.98%) C++ Developer
4 73 (14.12%) Senior Developer
5 64 (12.38%) Senior Java Developer
6 52 (10.06%) Analyst
7 45 (8.70%) C# Developer
8 41 (7.93%) Quantitative Developer
9 40 (7.74%) Python Developer
10 27 (5.22%) C++/C# Developer
10 27 (5.22%) Java Quantitative Developer
10 27 (5.22%) Linux Developer
11 26 (5.03%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 24 (4.64%) Applications Support
13 23 (4.45%) Lead Developer
14 21 (4.06%) Support Engineer
15 19 (3.68%) C++/Java Developer
16 18 (3.48%) .NET Developer
16 18 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
17 17 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (18.38%) FIX Protocol
2 54 (10.44%) STL
3 45 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 37 (7.16%) Spring
5 36 (6.96%) Akka
6 33 (6.38%) .NET
6 33 (6.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 28 (5.42%) J2SE
8 27 (5.22%) JMS
8 27 (5.22%) NumPy
8 27 (5.22%) SciPy
9 23 (4.45%) jQuery
9 23 (4.45%) TIBCO EMS
9 23 (4.45%) Ultra Messaging
10 21 (4.06%) HTML
10 21 (4.06%) WPF
11 20 (3.87%) HTML5
12 17 (3.29%) OpenGL
12 17 (3.29%) Qt
13 13 (2.51%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 136 (26.31%) Equities
2 106 (20.50%) Hedge funds
3 105 (20.31%) Computer Science
4 94 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 92 (17.79%) Algorithms
6 61 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
7 56 (10.83%) Mathematics
8 36 (6.96%) Fixed Income
9 27 (5.22%) Market Risk
10 22 (4.26%) Physics
11 18 (3.48%) Derivative
12 16 (3.09%) Client/Server
12 16 (3.09%) Statistics
13 13 (2.51%) Fintech
14 12 (2.32%) Visualisation
15 11 (2.13%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.77%) Equity Risk
16 4 (0.77%) Private Cloud
17 3 (0.58%) Clustering
17 3 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 189 (36.56%) Linux
2 131 (25.34%) Unix
3 43 (8.32%) Windows
4 16 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.35%) Solaris
6 6 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.97%) AIX
7 5 (0.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.77%) SUSE
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (29.01%) Low Latency
2 143 (27.66%) Multithreading
3 76 (14.70%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (14.51%) Software Engineering
5 71 (13.73%) Electronic Trading
6 57 (11.03%) Concurrent Programming
7 56 (10.83%) Risk Management
8 49 (9.48%) DevOps
9 42 (8.12%) OO
10 31 (6.00%) Open Source
11 26 (5.03%) SOA
12 23 (4.45%) Data Analysis
13 22 (4.26%) Analytics
13 22 (4.26%) Software Architecture
14 21 (4.06%) SDLC
15 20 (3.87%) Functional Programming
15 20 (3.87%) Machine Learning
15 20 (3.87%) Mentoring
16 18 (3.48%) TDD
17 16 (3.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 265 (51.26%) Java
2 212 (41.01%) Python
3 176 (34.04%) C++
4 79 (15.28%) SQL
5 70 (13.54%) C#
6 66 (12.77%) JavaScript
7 38 (7.35%) Perl
8 35 (6.77%) Bash Shell
9 23 (4.45%) PowerShell
10 22 (4.26%) Scala
11 19 (3.68%) MATLAB
12 18 (3.48%) C
13 13 (2.51%) Ruby
14 12 (2.32%) R
15 10 (1.93%) ES6
15 10 (1.93%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.58%) C-shell
16 3 (0.58%) Dart
17 2 (0.39%) F#
18 1 (0.19%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 141 (27.27%) Degree
2 44 (8.51%) PhD
3 2 (0.39%) CCNA
3 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.68%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (0.77%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.77%) Docker
2 3 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (2.71%) Puppet
2 9 (1.74%) Apache Shiro
3 6 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.77%) Nagios
5 3 (0.58%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.19%) Ansible
6 1 (0.19%) Mesos
Vendors
1 57 (11.03%) Oracle
2 28 (5.42%) TIBCO
3 13 (2.51%) Sybase
4 8 (1.55%) Red Hat
5 5 (0.97%) Fidessa
5 5 (0.97%) HP
5 5 (0.97%) Solace
6 4 (0.77%) ION Trading
6 4 (0.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (0.77%) StreamBase
7 3 (0.58%) Citrix
7 3 (0.58%) Informatica
7 3 (0.58%) Reuters
7 3 (0.58%) Sun
7 3 (0.58%) Veritas
7 3 (0.58%) VMware
8 2 (0.39%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.39%) Cisco
8 2 (0.39%) Syncfusion
9 1 (0.19%) Facebook
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