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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Algo Trading
UK
Rank 639 633 723
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +90
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 209 309 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.34% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 168 267 223
Median salary £71,250 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.93% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £36,500 £45,300
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median salary £27,000 £57,500 £20,000
% change year-on-year
-53.04% +187.50%

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
74523 90211 92595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.77% 88.26% 86.71%
Number of salaries quoted 61273 74883 75830
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 £31,193
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £74,000 £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 23 February 2017 within the UK.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 7 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 23 February 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 +1 208 £72,500 -9.37% 44
London -4 202 £72,500 -9.37% 44
City of London +14 44 £70,000 -20.00% 12
Cambridge - 6 £22,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £22,500 -
East of England - 6 £22,500 -
Canary Wharf - 5 - -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 232 (54.72%) Finance
2 203 (47.88%) Java
3 182 (42.92%) Low Latency
4 150 (35.38%) Linux
5 140 (33.02%) Equities
6 135 (31.84%) Multithreading
7 131 (30.90%) Electronic Trading
8 127 (29.95%) Algorithms
9 126 (29.72%) Unix
10 123 (29.01%) Python
10 123 (29.01%) Banking
11 113 (26.65%) Front Office
12 104 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
13 101 (23.82%) C++
14 86 (20.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 86 (20.28%) Investment Banking
15 79 (18.63%) Computer Science
16 74 (17.45%) Mathematics
17 73 (17.22%) Degree
17 73 (17.22%) Software Engineering
18 65 (15.33%) Hedge funds
19 64 (15.09%) C#
20 62 (14.62%) SQL
21 51 (12.03%) FIX Protocol
22 48 (11.32%) JavaScript
23 47 (11.08%) Perl
24 41 (9.67%) Data Structures
25 40 (9.43%) Fixed Income
26 39 (9.20%) Proprietary Trading
27 38 (8.96%) 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 7 (1.65%) Apache
2 4 (0.94%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.71%) Confluence
4 1 (0.24%) IPython
Applications
1 2 (0.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Advent Geneva
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.65%) GitHub
1 7 (1.65%) SaaS
2 3 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.07%) Multicast
2 10 (2.36%) DNS
2 10 (2.36%) Internet
3 8 (1.89%) FIX Connectivity
4 7 (1.65%) Value-Added Service
5 6 (1.42%) Firewall
5 6 (1.42%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (0.94%) DHCP
6 4 (0.94%) LAN
7 2 (0.47%) HTTP
7 2 (0.47%) SSL
7 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.24%) SAN
8 1 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.31%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (6.13%) KDB
3 13 (3.07%) Big Data
4 9 (2.12%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.89%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.65%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.65%) Kdb+
7 6 (1.42%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.42%) Tick Data
8 4 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.71%) MySQL
9 3 (0.71%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.47%) DB2
11 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.24%) GIS
11 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 26 (6.13%) JIRA
2 20 (4.72%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.30%) Mocha
3 14 (3.30%) Mockito
4 9 (2.12%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.89%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.94%) Maven
7 2 (0.47%) Grunt
7 2 (0.47%) JSHint
7 2 (0.47%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.24%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.24%) JBehave
8 1 (0.24%) Selenium
8 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 232 (54.72%) Finance
2 123 (29.01%) Banking
3 113 (26.65%) Front Office
4 86 (20.28%) Investment Banking
5 35 (8.25%) Financial Institution
6 14 (3.30%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.65%) Prime Brokerage
8 3 (0.71%) Games
9 2 (0.47%) French Language
9 2 (0.47%) German Language
9 2 (0.47%) Marketing
9 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 309 (72.88%) Developer
2 159 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 77 (18.16%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 63 (14.86%) C++ Developer
5 43 (10.14%) Senior Developer
6 35 (8.25%) C# Developer
7 33 (7.78%) Python Developer
8 31 (7.31%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
9 30 (7.08%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 26 (6.13%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
11 25 (5.90%) Analyst
12 23 (5.42%) Senior Java Developer
13 19 (4.48%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
14 17 (4.01%) Core Java Developer
15 16 (3.77%) Java Engineer
16 15 (3.54%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 15 (3.54%) Senior C++ Developer
16 15 (3.54%) Software Developer
17 14 (3.30%) Applications Support
17 14 (3.30%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (12.03%) FIX Protocol
2 36 (8.49%) .NET
3 30 (7.08%) J2SE
3 30 (7.08%) Swing
4 28 (6.60%) WPF
5 24 (5.66%) STL
6 23 (5.42%) Java SE
7 21 (4.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 21 (4.95%) React
8 19 (4.48%) Akka
8 19 (4.48%) HTML
9 18 (4.25%) CSS
9 18 (4.25%) Django
10 17 (4.01%) HTML5
10 17 (4.01%) Play Framework
11 15 (3.54%) Pandas
12 14 (3.30%) WinForms
13 13 (3.07%) CSS3
14 10 (2.36%) AngularJS
15 9 (2.12%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 140 (33.02%) Equities
2 127 (29.95%) Algorithms
3 86 (20.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 79 (18.63%) Computer Science
5 65 (15.33%) Hedge funds
6 41 (9.67%) Data Structures
7 40 (9.43%) Fixed Income
8 26 (6.13%) Fintech
9 25 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (4.95%) Derivative
11 14 (3.30%) Client/Server
12 12 (2.83%) VWAP
13 10 (2.36%) Equity Derivative
14 9 (2.12%) TWAP
15 8 (1.89%) Data Centre
16 7 (1.65%) CUDA
16 7 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (1.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 6 (1.42%) N-Tier
18 2 (0.47%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 150 (35.38%) Linux
2 126 (29.72%) Unix
3 18 (4.25%) Windows
4 9 (2.12%) CentOS
4 9 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.24%) Android
5 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.24%) Solaris
5 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (42.92%) Low Latency
2 135 (31.84%) Multithreading
3 131 (30.90%) Electronic Trading
4 104 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (17.45%) Mathematics
6 73 (17.22%) Software Engineering
7 39 (9.20%) Proprietary Trading
8 38 (8.96%) Concurrent Programming
9 37 (8.73%) Performance Tuning
9 37 (8.73%) Risk Management
9 37 (8.73%) TDD
10 35 (8.25%) OO
11 31 (7.31%) Market Making
12 24 (5.66%) E-Commerce
13 23 (5.42%) High-Frequency Trading
13 23 (5.42%) Multithreaded Programming
14 19 (4.48%) Web Development
15 17 (4.01%) Analytics
15 17 (4.01%) Systematic Trading
16 16 (3.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 203 (47.88%) Java
2 123 (29.01%) Python
3 101 (23.82%) C++
4 64 (15.09%) C#
5 62 (14.62%) SQL
6 48 (11.32%) JavaScript
7 47 (11.08%) Perl
8 22 (5.19%) Scala
9 21 (4.95%) C
10 11 (2.59%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.36%) ES6
12 7 (1.65%) F#
13 4 (0.94%) VBA
14 3 (0.71%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.71%) R
15 2 (0.47%) Ruby
15 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.24%) PHP
16 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (17.22%) Degree
2 7 (1.65%) PhD
3 1 (0.24%) CISA
3 1 (0.24%) CISM
3 1 (0.24%) CISSP
3 1 (0.24%) CRISC
3 1 (0.24%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.72%) QA
2 8 (1.89%) MiFID
3 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.24%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) NFS
2 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (3.77%) Ansible
2 13 (3.07%) Puppet
3 8 (1.89%) CFEngine
4 7 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 21 (4.95%) TIBCO
2 11 (2.59%) Reuters
3 9 (2.12%) Oracle
4 8 (1.89%) Dell
4 8 (1.89%) HP
4 8 (1.89%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.65%) Sybase
6 6 (1.42%) Splunk
7 5 (1.18%) Intel
8 3 (0.71%) Fidessa
9 2 (0.47%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.47%) Solace
10 1 (0.24%) Advent
10 1 (0.24%) Charles River
10 1 (0.24%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.24%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.24%) Portware
10 1 (0.24%) Progress
10 1 (0.24%) VMware
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