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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Algo Trading
Rank 683 695 549
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -146
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 257 247 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.27% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 223 233 352
Average salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £90,000 £105,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £20,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
+175.00% -72.41%

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
87935 90766 89428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.82% 85.27% 84.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72987 74501 71137
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average 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 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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 +33 257 £80,000 +6.66% 39
London +13 250 £81,250 +8.33% 39
City of London +38 57 £90,000 +5.88% 9
Oxford - 7 £55,000 -
Oxfordshire - 7 £55,000 -
South East - 7 £55,000 -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 311 (53.07%) Java
2 283 (48.29%) Finance
3 212 (36.18%) C++
4 196 (33.45%) Python
5 194 (33.11%) Front Office
6 185 (31.57%) Linux
7 175 (29.86%) Degree
8 174 (29.69%) Equities
8 174 (29.69%) Low Latency
9 162 (27.65%) Computer Science
10 159 (27.13%) Multithreading
11 126 (21.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 119 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
13 110 (18.77%) FIX Protocol
14 109 (18.60%) C#
14 109 (18.60%) Algorithms
15 105 (17.92%) Unix
16 103 (17.58%) Software Engineering
16 103 (17.58%) Mathematics
17 95 (16.21%) Hedge funds
18 87 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
19 86 (14.68%) SQL
20 84 (14.33%) Banking
21 82 (13.99%) Electronic Trading
22 76 (12.97%) OO
23 72 (12.29%) STL
24 64 (10.92%) Investment Banking
25 52 (8.87%) Fixed Income
25 52 (8.87%) Derivative
25 52 (8.87%) Boost C++ Libraries

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 25 (4.27%) Apache
2 16 (2.73%) Node.js
3 5 (0.85%) MTS
3 5 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.34%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.17%) CPLEX
2 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.51%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.17%) GitHub
2 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.88%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.19%) Internet
3 4 (0.68%) SAN
4 3 (0.51%) Firewall
4 3 (0.51%) SSL
5 2 (0.34%) SNMP
5 2 (0.34%) Wireless
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.17%) LAN
6 1 (0.17%) Multicast
6 1 (0.17%) VLAN
6 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.92%) Relational Database
2 21 (3.58%) SQL Server
3 19 (3.24%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.07%) NoSQL
5 14 (2.39%) KDB
6 12 (2.05%) Big Data
7 11 (1.88%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.68%) MySQL
9 4 (0.68%) Tick Data
10 3 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.51%) Redis
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.17%) HBase
Development Applications
1 28 (4.78%) JIRA
2 26 (4.44%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.75%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.71%) JUnit
5 9 (1.54%) Selenium
6 7 (1.19%) VTune
7 4 (0.68%) Maven
8 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.34%) Hudson
9 2 (0.34%) Subversion
10 1 (0.17%) Ant
10 1 (0.17%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.17%) TestNG
General
1 283 (48.29%) Finance
2 194 (33.11%) Front Office
3 84 (14.33%) Banking
4 64 (10.92%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.41%) Games
6 13 (2.22%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.37%) Back Office
8 4 (0.68%) Legal
8 4 (0.68%) Retail
9 2 (0.34%) Advertising
9 2 (0.34%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 434 (74.06%) Developer
2 242 (41.30%) Java Developer
3 145 (24.74%) C++ Developer
4 73 (12.46%) C# Developer
5 67 (11.43%) Senior Developer
6 56 (9.56%) Python Developer
6 56 (9.56%) Quantitative Developer
7 54 (9.22%) Senior Java Developer
8 46 (7.85%) Analyst
9 43 (7.34%) C++/C# Developer
10 37 (6.31%) Java Quantitative Developer
11 33 (5.63%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 31 (5.29%) C++/Java Developer
13 28 (4.78%) Linux Developer
14 26 (4.44%) Junior
15 25 (4.27%) C# Quant Developer
16 22 (3.75%) Junior Developer
17 20 (3.41%) Applications Support
18 19 (3.24%) Investment Banking Java Developer
19 17 (2.90%) Junior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (18.77%) FIX Protocol
2 72 (12.29%) STL
3 52 (8.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 41 (7.00%) .NET
5 40 (6.83%) Akka
6 39 (6.66%) WPF
7 37 (6.31%) J2SE
8 33 (5.63%) Spring
9 29 (4.95%) Ultra Messaging
10 25 (4.27%) TIBCO EMS
11 24 (4.10%) AngularJS
12 21 (3.58%) HTML
12 21 (3.58%) Play Framework
12 21 (3.58%) spray
13 18 (3.07%) JMS
13 18 (3.07%) Qt
14 17 (2.90%) HTML5
15 15 (2.56%) jQuery
15 15 (2.56%) NumPy
15 15 (2.56%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 174 (29.69%) Equities
2 162 (27.65%) Computer Science
3 126 (21.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 119 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
5 109 (18.60%) Algorithms
6 103 (17.58%) Mathematics
7 95 (16.21%) Hedge funds
8 52 (8.87%) Derivative
8 52 (8.87%) Fixed Income
9 35 (5.97%) Data Structures
10 21 (3.58%) Equity Derivative
11 20 (3.41%) Statistics
12 18 (3.07%) Client/Server
13 17 (2.90%) Physics
14 13 (2.22%) Market Risk
15 10 (1.71%) Fintech
15 10 (1.71%) Visualisation
16 6 (1.02%) Applied Mathematics
17 3 (0.51%) Cryptography
17 3 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 185 (31.57%) Linux
2 105 (17.92%) Unix
3 24 (4.10%) Windows
4 7 (1.19%) Solaris
5 1 (0.17%) Android
5 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (29.69%) Low Latency
2 159 (27.13%) Multithreading
3 103 (17.58%) Software Engineering
4 87 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (13.99%) Electronic Trading
6 76 (12.97%) OO
7 45 (7.68%) Concurrent Programming
8 40 (6.83%) Risk Management
9 39 (6.66%) DevOps
10 38 (6.48%) TDD
11 33 (5.63%) Analytics
12 30 (5.12%) Functional Programming
13 28 (4.78%) Software Architecture
14 27 (4.61%) Mentoring
15 26 (4.44%) Quantitative Trading
16 24 (4.10%) Open Source
17 22 (3.75%) Investment Management
18 20 (3.41%) FX Algorithmic Trading
18 20 (3.41%) Garbage Collection
18 20 (3.41%) Proprietary Trading
Programming Languages
1 311 (53.07%) Java
2 212 (36.18%) C++
3 196 (33.45%) Python
4 109 (18.60%) C#
5 86 (14.68%) SQL
6 37 (6.31%) JavaScript
7 31 (5.29%) Bash Shell
8 30 (5.12%) Perl
9 27 (4.61%) C
10 26 (4.44%) Scala
11 17 (2.90%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.05%) ES6
13 9 (1.54%) F#
13 9 (1.54%) MATLAB
14 8 (1.37%) R
15 4 (0.68%) Erlang
15 4 (0.68%) Haskell
15 4 (0.68%) OCaml
16 3 (0.51%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 175 (29.86%) Degree
2 34 (5.80%) PhD
3 4 (0.68%) CCNA
3 4 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.51%) ISEB
4 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.97%) QA
2 3 (0.51%) GCP
3 2 (0.34%) MiFID
3 2 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (3.58%) Apache Shiro
2 9 (1.54%) Puppet
3 8 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 37 (6.31%) TIBCO
2 33 (5.63%) Oracle
3 20 (3.41%) Sybase
4 8 (1.37%) Eze Castle Integration
4 8 (1.37%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.19%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.02%) Bloomberg
6 6 (1.02%) Fidessa
7 5 (0.85%) Cisco
8 4 (0.68%) Solace
8 4 (0.68%) VMware
9 3 (0.51%) HP
10 2 (0.34%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.34%) ION Trading
10 2 (0.34%) StreamBase
11 1 (0.17%) F5
11 1 (0.17%) Intel
11 1 (0.17%) Reuters
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Salary: £10000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
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Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £60k - 70k per month
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £50k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: £85k - 90k per year + Bonuses + Benefits
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City, London
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Salary: From £100,000 to £120,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Optima Connections
Salary: From £65,000 to £95,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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McGregor Boyall
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
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McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + bonus
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Acutest
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Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + bonus + benefits
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Client Server
Salary: £80k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
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London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
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Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
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Client Server
Salary: £80,000 to £90,000 + bonus + benefits
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London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £75k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £70k - 75k per year + Bonuses + Benefits
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