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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 652 532 525
Rank change year-on-year
-120 -7
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 234 400 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.38% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.46% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 222 332 301
Average salary £75,000 £75,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,150 £45,000 £46,250
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £20,000 £80,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-75.00% +39.13%

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
88688 86784 85798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.86% 82.37% 80.06%
Number of salaries quoted 72364 68812 71587
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Algorithmic Trading Salary Histogram in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 9 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 27 February 2015. 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 -125 233 £75,000 - 24
London -88 230 £76,250 +1.66% 23
City of London -59 64 £85,000 - 10
Docklands, London -3 4 £37,500 -50.00%
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £20,000 -50.00%
Cambridge +1 3 £20,000 -50.00%
East of England 0 3 £20,000 -50.00%
Edinburgh - 1 £50,000 -
Scotland - 1 £50,000 -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 249 (52.64%) Java
2 242 (51.16%) Finance
3 179 (37.84%) Front Office
4 162 (34.25%) Multithreading
5 148 (31.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 144 (30.44%) Equities
7 135 (28.54%) C++
8 130 (27.48%) Low Latency
9 128 (27.06%) C#
10 114 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
11 111 (23.47%) SQL
12 105 (22.20%) UNIX
13 101 (21.35%) Banking
14 97 (20.51%) Computer Science
14 97 (20.51%) Linux
15 92 (19.45%) Investment Banking
16 85 (17.97%) Degree
17 82 (17.34%) Electronic Trading
18 80 (16.91%) FIX Protocol
19 70 (14.80%) .NET
20 68 (14.38%) OO
21 65 (13.74%) Software Engineering
21 65 (13.74%) Python
22 64 (13.53%) Windows
23 56 (11.84%) Hedge funds
24 55 (11.63%) Algorithms
25 50 (10.57%) Fixed Income
26 47 (9.94%) Derivative
27 45 (9.51%) SQL Server
28 44 (9.30%) Analytical Skills

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 15 (3.17%) TIBCO EMS
2 5 (1.06%) Node.js
3 1 (0.21%) CMS
3 1 (0.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) MS Office
1 1 (0.21%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.48%) Firewall
2 5 (1.06%) Multicast
2 5 (1.06%) OSPF
3 4 (0.85%) BGP
3 4 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.63%) Network Security
5 2 (0.42%) DNS
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.29%) KDB
3 9 (1.90%) Big Data
3 9 (1.90%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.69%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.21%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (2.54%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.27%) JIRA
3 5 (1.06%) JUnit
3 5 (1.06%) NUnit
3 5 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.85%) Subversion
4 4 (0.85%) Hudson
4 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.21%) Selenium
6 1 (0.21%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.21%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.21%) QUnit
6 1 (0.21%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.21%) Mocha
6 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
General
1 242 (51.16%) Finance
2 179 (37.84%) Front Office
3 101 (21.35%) Banking
4 92 (19.45%) Investment Banking
5 29 (6.13%) Games
6 9 (1.90%) Back Office
7 7 (1.48%) Legal
8 6 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.27%) Marketing
9 5 (1.06%) Retail
10 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 296 (62.58%) Developer
2 161 (34.04%) Java Developer
3 88 (18.60%) Analyst
4 67 (14.16%) C# Developer
5 51 (10.78%) Support Analyst
6 36 (7.61%) C++ Developer
7 31 (6.55%) Business Analyst
7 31 (6.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 27 (5.71%) Applications Support
9 25 (5.29%) Applications Support Analyst
10 24 (5.07%) Software Engineer
11 22 (4.65%) Senior Developer
12 19 (4.02%) Senior Java Developer
13 15 (3.17%) Graduate
14 14 (2.96%) .NET Software Engineer
14 14 (2.96%) Agile Business Analyst
15 13 (2.75%) Project Manager
16 12 (2.54%) Junior
16 12 (2.54%) .NET Developer
16 12 (2.54%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (16.91%) FIX Protocol
2 70 (14.80%) .NET
3 43 (9.09%) WPF
4 33 (6.98%) WCF
5 28 (5.92%) Spring
6 24 (5.07%) Rendezvous
7 20 (4.23%) Middleware
8 19 (4.02%) .NET Framework
9 18 (3.81%) ASP.NET
10 17 (3.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 16 (3.38%) HTML
12 15 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (3.17%) jQuery
13 13 (2.75%) REST
13 13 (2.75%) Web Services
14 12 (2.54%) CSS
14 12 (2.54%) Esper
15 10 (2.11%) STL
16 9 (1.90%) J2SE
17 8 (1.69%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 148 (31.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 144 (30.44%) Equities
3 97 (20.51%) Computer Science
4 56 (11.84%) Hedge funds
5 55 (11.63%) Algorithms
6 50 (10.57%) Fixed Income
7 47 (9.94%) Derivative
8 44 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
9 31 (6.55%) Data Structures
10 15 (3.17%) Open Source
11 14 (2.96%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.48%) Physics
13 4 (0.85%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
14 3 (0.63%) Statistics
15 2 (0.42%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.42%) Visualisation
16 1 (0.21%) TWAP
16 1 (0.21%) Xbox
16 1 (0.21%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 105 (22.20%) UNIX
2 97 (20.51%) Linux
3 64 (13.53%) Windows
4 30 (6.34%) Solaris
5 24 (5.07%) Windows XP
6 20 (4.23%) Windows NT
7 7 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.27%) CentOS
9 3 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (34.25%) Multithreading
2 130 (27.48%) Low Latency
3 114 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (17.34%) Electronic Trading
5 68 (14.38%) OO
6 65 (13.74%) Software Engineering
7 34 (7.19%) TDD
8 28 (5.92%) Business Analysis
9 24 (5.07%) Project Management
10 23 (4.86%) Risk Management
11 22 (4.65%) OOP
12 21 (4.44%) MVVM
12 21 (4.44%) Complex Event Processing
12 21 (4.44%) Market Making
13 19 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (4.02%) Scrum
14 18 (3.81%) E-Commerce
14 18 (3.81%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (3.38%) Web Development
15 16 (3.38%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 249 (52.64%) Java
2 135 (28.54%) C++
3 128 (27.06%) C#
4 111 (23.47%) SQL
5 65 (13.74%) Python
6 40 (8.46%) Perl
7 25 (5.29%) JavaScript
8 21 (4.44%) T-SQL
9 14 (2.96%) PowerShell
10 11 (2.33%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.33%) C
11 9 (1.90%) Ruby
12 8 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.69%) F#
13 7 (1.48%) R
14 6 (1.27%) Scala
14 6 (1.27%) MATLAB
15 5 (1.06%) VBScript
16 4 (0.85%) Haskell
16 4 (0.85%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 85 (17.97%) Degree
2 21 (4.44%) PhD
3 7 (1.48%) CCNA
3 7 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.85%) RHCE
5 2 (0.42%) CCSA
5 2 (0.42%) CCSE
5 2 (0.42%) ISEB
6 1 (0.21%) CISSP
6 1 (0.21%) CCNP
6 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (0.85%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (0.85%) XenApp
2 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.42%) CFEngine
3 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (7.40%) 29West
2 29 (6.13%) Sybase
3 28 (5.92%) Bloomberg
4 27 (5.71%) TIBCO
5 25 (5.29%) SunGard
6 22 (4.65%) NYFIX
7 21 (4.44%) Informatica
8 13 (2.75%) ION Trading
9 11 (2.33%) Microsoft
10 10 (2.11%) Oracle
11 5 (1.06%) Fidessa
11 5 (1.06%) Cisco
11 5 (1.06%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.85%) Citrix
12 4 (0.85%) VMware
13 3 (0.63%) HP
13 3 (0.63%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.63%) Reuters
14 2 (0.42%) Infragistics
14 2 (0.42%) Perforce
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