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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Algo Trading
Rank 709 700 690
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 203 282 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 179 248 289
Median salary £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £106,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 - £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
86036 95697 100006
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.86% 87.27% 85.36%
Number of salaries quoted 71823 78372 80573
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 30 July 2016 within the UK.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 8 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 30 July 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 -46 197 £80,000 - 28
London -37 195 £80,000 - 27
City of London +44 34 £80,000 -4.47% 10
Glasgow - 6 - -
Scotland - 6 - -
Birmingham - 2 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £67,500 -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 263 (52.92%) Java
2 211 (42.45%) Finance
3 198 (39.84%) Python
4 170 (34.21%) Linux
5 139 (27.97%) C++
6 137 (27.57%) Low Latency
7 136 (27.36%) Multithreading
8 132 (26.56%) Banking
9 131 (26.36%) Unix
10 129 (25.96%) Degree
11 123 (24.75%) Equities
12 111 (22.33%) Front Office
13 94 (18.91%) Hedge funds
14 88 (17.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 84 (16.90%) Computer Science
16 83 (16.70%) Electronic Trading
16 83 (16.70%) JavaScript
17 81 (16.30%) FIX Protocol
18 80 (16.10%) Investment Banking
19 78 (15.69%) SQL
20 73 (14.69%) Algorithms
21 72 (14.49%) Oracle
22 70 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
23 67 (13.48%) C#
24 58 (11.67%) AngularJS
25 56 (11.27%) Risk Management
25 56 (11.27%) Mathematics
26 55 (11.07%) Software Engineering
27 52 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
28 50 (10.06%) Concurrent Programming

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 22 (4.43%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (1.81%) Apache
3 8 (1.61%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.60%) Confluence
6 2 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Maple
1 2 (0.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.21%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.41%) Multicast
2 6 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.01%) Internet
4 4 (0.80%) LAN
4 4 (0.80%) WAN
5 3 (0.60%) SAN
6 2 (0.40%) SNMP
6 2 (0.40%) Wireless
7 1 (0.20%) Firewall
7 1 (0.20%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.63%) MongoDB
2 26 (5.23%) NoSQL
3 22 (4.43%) Big Data
4 20 (4.02%) KDB
5 13 (2.62%) SQL Server
6 11 (2.21%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.21%) Data Mining
7 6 (1.21%) DB2
8 5 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.80%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.40%) MySQL
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.20%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 33 (6.64%) JIRA
2 26 (5.23%) Jenkins
3 24 (4.83%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.01%) Selenium
5 3 (0.60%) JMeter
5 3 (0.60%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.60%) NeoLoad
5 3 (0.60%) NUnit
5 3 (0.60%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.60%) WebLOAD
6 2 (0.40%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.40%) Hudson
6 2 (0.40%) Subversion
6 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.20%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.20%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.20%) JSUnit
7 1 (0.20%) Maven
7 1 (0.20%) Toad
General
1 211 (42.45%) Finance
2 132 (26.56%) Banking
3 111 (22.33%) Front Office
4 80 (16.10%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.82%) Financial Institution
6 17 (3.42%) Games
7 3 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 319 (64.19%) Developer
2 207 (41.65%) Java Developer
3 84 (16.90%) C++ Developer
4 76 (15.29%) Senior Developer
5 72 (14.49%) Senior Java Developer
6 52 (10.46%) Analyst
7 44 (8.85%) C# Developer
8 32 (6.44%) Python Developer
9 27 (5.43%) Quantitative Developer
10 25 (5.03%) Applications Support
11 23 (4.63%) Support Engineer
12 20 (4.02%) Linux Developer
13 19 (3.82%) JavaScript Developer
13 19 (3.82%) Lead Developer
14 18 (3.62%) C++/C# Developer
15 17 (3.42%) C++ Quantitative Developer
15 17 (3.42%) Java Quantitative Developer
16 16 (3.22%) .NET Developer
16 16 (3.22%) Angular Developer
16 16 (3.22%) MongoDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (16.30%) FIX Protocol
2 58 (11.67%) AngularJS
3 49 (9.86%) Node.js
4 38 (7.65%) STL
5 36 (7.24%) .NET
6 32 (6.44%) Spring
7 27 (5.43%) J2SE
7 27 (5.43%) JMS
8 26 (5.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 25 (5.03%) Akka
10 24 (4.83%) Ultra Messaging
11 22 (4.43%) TIBCO EMS
12 20 (4.02%) jQuery
13 19 (3.82%) WPF
14 18 (3.62%) HTML
15 17 (3.42%) NumPy
15 17 (3.42%) SciPy
16 16 (3.22%) HTML5
17 14 (2.82%) OpenGL
17 14 (2.82%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 123 (24.75%) Equities
2 94 (18.91%) Hedge funds
3 88 (17.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 84 (16.90%) Computer Science
5 73 (14.69%) Algorithms
6 56 (11.27%) Mathematics
7 52 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
8 43 (8.65%) Fixed Income
9 25 (5.03%) Physics
10 23 (4.63%) Derivative
10 23 (4.63%) Market Risk
11 13 (2.62%) Client/Server
11 13 (2.62%) Fintech
12 12 (2.41%) Statistics
13 7 (1.41%) Visualisation
14 5 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
15 4 (0.80%) Contract for Difference
15 4 (0.80%) Data Structures
15 4 (0.80%) Equity Risk
15 4 (0.80%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 170 (34.21%) Linux
2 131 (26.36%) Unix
3 46 (9.26%) Windows
4 16 (3.22%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.41%) Solaris
6 6 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.01%) AIX
7 5 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.80%) SUSE
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (27.57%) Low Latency
2 136 (27.36%) Multithreading
3 83 (16.70%) Electronic Trading
4 70 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (11.27%) Risk Management
6 55 (11.07%) Software Engineering
7 50 (10.06%) Concurrent Programming
8 42 (8.45%) DevOps
9 38 (7.65%) OO
10 28 (5.63%) SDLC
11 23 (4.63%) Open Source
11 23 (4.63%) SOA
12 22 (4.43%) Data Analysis
13 20 (4.02%) Machine Learning
13 20 (4.02%) Software Architecture
14 19 (3.82%) Analytics
14 19 (3.82%) Mentoring
15 16 (3.22%) Integration Testing
15 16 (3.22%) Proprietary Trading
16 15 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 263 (52.92%) Java
2 198 (39.84%) Python
3 139 (27.97%) C++
4 83 (16.70%) JavaScript
5 78 (15.69%) SQL
6 67 (13.48%) C#
7 45 (9.05%) Perl
8 31 (6.24%) Bash Shell
9 23 (4.63%) PowerShell
10 20 (4.02%) MATLAB
11 18 (3.62%) C
12 17 (3.42%) R
12 17 (3.42%) Scala
13 13 (2.62%) Ruby
14 10 (2.01%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.21%) C-shell
15 6 (1.21%) Dart
16 3 (0.60%) ES6
17 2 (0.40%) Fortran
17 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 129 (25.96%) Degree
2 37 (7.44%) PhD
3 2 (0.40%) CCNA
3 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.82%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) MiFID
2 2 (0.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.20%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (0.80%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.80%) Docker
1 4 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.40%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (2.41%) Puppet
2 6 (1.21%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 4 (0.80%) Nagios
4 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.40%) Ansible
5 2 (0.40%) Apache Shiro
6 1 (0.20%) Mesos
Vendors
1 72 (14.49%) Oracle
2 36 (7.24%) TIBCO
3 11 (2.21%) Sybase
4 6 (1.21%) HP
4 6 (1.21%) Solace
5 4 (0.80%) StreamBase
5 4 (0.80%) Syncfusion
5 4 (0.80%) VMware
6 3 (0.60%) Citrix
6 3 (0.60%) Fidessa
6 3 (0.60%) Informatica
6 3 (0.60%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.60%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.60%) Reuters
6 3 (0.60%) Sun
6 3 (0.60%) Veritas
7 2 (0.40%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.40%) Cisco
7 2 (0.40%) Infragistics
7 2 (0.40%) ION Trading
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