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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Algo Trading
Rank 586 618 540
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -78
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 318 290 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.25% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.30% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 283 256 253
Average salary £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary - £42,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- -29.16%

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
92751 95703 87661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.16% 82.77% 81.82%
Number of salaries quoted 76646 76390 71838
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 September 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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
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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 +48 317 £80,000 +6.66% 43
London +37 315 £80,000 +6.66% 42
City of London +48 81 £75,000 - 17
Docklands, London +8 3 £90,000 +44.00%
South West - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 2

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 236 (45.30%) Finance
2 233 (44.72%) Java
3 181 (34.74%) Linux
4 169 (32.44%) Equities
5 164 (31.48%) Front Office
6 153 (29.37%) C++
7 142 (27.26%) Low Latency
8 140 (26.87%) Python
9 137 (26.30%) Multithreading
10 121 (23.22%) UNIX
11 107 (20.54%) Degree
11 107 (20.54%) FIX Protocol
12 105 (20.15%) Algorithms
13 92 (17.66%) Computer Science
13 92 (17.66%) SQL
14 89 (17.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 86 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
16 84 (16.12%) Electronic Trading
17 76 (14.59%) C#
18 73 (14.01%) Banking
19 66 (12.67%) Software Engineering
20 65 (12.48%) OO
21 63 (12.09%) Hedge funds
22 61 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
23 53 (10.17%) Investment Banking
24 51 (9.79%) Perl
25 46 (8.83%) .NET
26 44 (8.45%) Data Structures
27 37 (7.10%) Market Making
27 37 (7.10%) JavaScript

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 8 (1.54%) Apache
1 8 (1.54%) Node.js
2 3 (0.58%) MTS
2 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (1.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.77%) MS Office
3 2 (0.38%) MS Project
4 1 (0.19%) CPLEX
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.73%) Internet
2 6 (1.15%) Firewall
2 6 (1.15%) Multicast
3 5 (0.96%) Network Security
4 4 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.19%) HTTP
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.19%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.61%) KDB
2 13 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.11%) Big Data
4 11 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.54%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.19%) HBase
8 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (2.30%) JUnit
1 12 (2.30%) JIRA
2 9 (1.73%) Subversion
3 7 (1.34%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.34%) gulp
4 6 (1.15%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.77%) NUnit
6 4 (0.77%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.38%) VTune
8 1 (0.19%) Ant
General
1 236 (45.30%) Finance
2 164 (31.48%) Front Office
3 73 (14.01%) Banking
4 53 (10.17%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.88%) Retail
6 14 (2.69%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.54%) Games
8 6 (1.15%) Legal
9 4 (0.77%) Back Office
9 4 (0.77%) Marketing
10 3 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 346 (66.41%) Developer
2 154 (29.56%) Java Developer
3 81 (15.55%) C++ Developer
4 69 (13.24%) Analyst
5 43 (8.25%) Support Analyst
6 40 (7.68%) Senior Developer
6 40 (7.68%) C# Developer
7 39 (7.49%) Applications Support
8 29 (5.57%) Senior Java Developer
9 26 (4.99%) Python Developer
10 23 (4.41%) Applications Support Analyst
11 21 (4.03%) Quantitative Developer
12 19 (3.65%) Python/Django Developer
12 19 (3.65%) Django Developer
13 17 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
14 15 (2.88%) Junior
15 12 (2.30%) C++ Quantitative Developer
16 11 (2.11%) AWS Developer
16 11 (2.11%) Business Analyst
17 9 (1.73%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (20.54%) FIX Protocol
2 46 (8.83%) .NET
3 32 (6.14%) J2SE
4 26 (4.99%) Django
5 24 (4.61%) React
6 20 (3.84%) STL
7 19 (3.65%) Spring
8 18 (3.45%) WPF
8 18 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 17 (3.26%) Pylons
9 17 (3.26%) Flask
9 17 (3.26%) Pyramid
10 15 (2.88%) HTML5
10 15 (2.88%) TIBCO EMS
10 15 (2.88%) HTML
11 14 (2.69%) Ultra Messaging
12 12 (2.30%) Rendezvous
13 11 (2.11%) Esper
14 9 (1.73%) AngularJS
14 9 (1.73%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 169 (32.44%) Equities
2 105 (20.15%) Algorithms
3 92 (17.66%) Computer Science
4 89 (17.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 86 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (12.09%) Hedge funds
7 44 (8.45%) Data Structures
8 35 (6.72%) Fixed Income
9 32 (6.14%) Derivative
10 30 (5.76%) Mathematics
11 14 (2.69%) Equity Derivative
12 8 (1.54%) Physics
13 6 (1.15%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.77%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.58%) User Experience
15 3 (0.58%) Reference Data
15 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.58%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.58%) Clustering
15 3 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 181 (34.74%) Linux
2 121 (23.22%) UNIX
3 28 (5.37%) Windows
4 9 (1.73%) Android
5 3 (0.58%) Solaris
5 3 (0.58%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.58%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.58%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (27.26%) Low Latency
2 137 (26.30%) Multithreading
3 84 (16.12%) Electronic Trading
4 66 (12.67%) Software Engineering
5 65 (12.48%) OO
6 61 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (7.10%) Market Making
8 29 (5.57%) TDD
9 25 (4.80%) Software Architecture
9 25 (4.80%) Analytics
10 23 (4.41%) Functional Programming
10 23 (4.41%) Risk Management
11 22 (4.22%) Concurrent Programming
12 21 (4.03%) ITIL
13 18 (3.45%) OOP
13 18 (3.45%) OOD
14 17 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (3.26%) Unit Testing
15 15 (2.88%) E-Commerce
16 14 (2.69%) Complex Event Processing
Programming Languages
1 233 (44.72%) Java
2 153 (29.37%) C++
3 140 (26.87%) Python
4 92 (17.66%) SQL
5 76 (14.59%) C#
6 51 (9.79%) Perl
7 37 (7.10%) JavaScript
8 19 (3.65%) Bash Shell
9 14 (2.69%) C
10 10 (1.92%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.92%) VBA
11 7 (1.34%) R
11 7 (1.34%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.96%) MATLAB
12 5 (0.96%) Tcl
12 5 (0.96%) Ruby
12 5 (0.96%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.96%) F#
12 5 (0.96%) Scala
13 3 (0.58%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 107 (20.54%) Degree
2 24 (4.61%) PhD
3 7 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.15%) CCNA
5 4 (0.77%) CCSA
6 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.58%) ISEB
7 2 (0.38%) CCIE
7 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.38%) ACCA
7 2 (0.38%) CISA
7 2 (0.38%) CCSE
7 2 (0.38%) MCTS
7 2 (0.38%) MCITP
8 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.19%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.61%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) EMIR
2 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (0.77%) SCCM
2 2 (0.38%) SCOM
3 1 (0.19%) Puppet
3 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 26 (4.99%) TIBCO
2 24 (4.61%) Oracle
3 12 (2.30%) Fidessa
4 11 (2.11%) Microsoft
5 10 (1.92%) Sybase
6 9 (1.73%) Cisco
7 5 (0.96%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.58%) HP
9 2 (0.38%) Intel
9 2 (0.38%) NYFIX
9 2 (0.38%) SunGard
9 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.38%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.38%) Portware
10 1 (0.19%) Wall Street Systems
10 1 (0.19%) Solace
10 1 (0.19%) Sony
10 1 (0.19%) VMware
10 1 (0.19%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.19%) Google
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