The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Algorithmic Trading
Rank 617 543 459
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -84
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 309 359 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.42% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 281 234 485
Average salary £75,000 £80,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.10% +7.64%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94009 85540 91016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.78% 77.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75646 69804 77415
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +0.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 31 July 2014 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 31 July 2014. 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 -71 309 £75,000 -6.25% 30
London -72 304 £75,000 -6.25% 30
City of London -40 66 £77,500 -3.12% 11
Birmingham - 5 £42,500 -
West Midlands - 5 £42,500 -
Docklands, London -4 1 £90,000 +26.31%

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 420 (56.45%) Finance
2 294 (39.52%) Java
3 281 (37.77%) Front Office
4 258 (34.68%) SQL
5 246 (33.06%) Equities
6 232 (31.18%) Multithreading
7 230 (30.91%) C#
8 229 (30.78%) Low Latency
9 228 (30.65%) C++
10 222 (29.84%) UNIX
11 212 (28.49%) Linux
12 211 (28.36%) Degree
13 207 (27.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 200 (26.88%) Computer Science
15 182 (24.46%) Hedge funds
16 173 (23.25%) Electronic Trading
17 171 (22.98%) Python
18 150 (20.16%) Software Engineering
19 139 (18.68%) OO
20 128 (17.20%) .NET
21 114 (15.32%) WPF
22 101 (13.58%) Banking
23 95 (12.77%) Risk Management
24 90 (12.10%) Windows
24 90 (12.10%) TDD
25 87 (11.69%) Perl
26 83 (11.16%) Derivative
27 78 (10.48%) SQL Server
27 78 (10.48%) MVVM
28 75 (10.08%) Investment Banking

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 22 (2.96%) Confluence
2 16 (2.15%) Apache
3 14 (1.88%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.08%) TIBCO EMS
5 6 (0.81%) Zope
6 5 (0.67%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.54%) Node.js
8 1 (0.13%) MTS
Applications
1 14 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.76%) Firewall
2 14 (1.88%) Network Security
3 13 (1.75%) HTTP
4 12 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.54%) DNS
5 4 (0.54%) DHCP
6 2 (0.27%) Multicast
6 2 (0.27%) CTI
6 2 (0.27%) Internet
7 1 (0.13%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.57%) KDB
3 31 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.09%) RDBMS
5 13 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.94%) Big Data
8 6 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.81%) DB2
9 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.27%) MySQL
10 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.27%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 45 (6.05%) JIRA
2 24 (3.23%) Maven
3 22 (2.96%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.96%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.69%) JUnit
5 15 (2.02%) NUnit
6 13 (1.75%) jMock
7 8 (1.08%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (0.67%) Subversion
9 4 (0.54%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.54%) Ant
10 3 (0.40%) Selenium
11 2 (0.27%) Mockito
12 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.13%) JBehave
12 1 (0.13%) Hudson
12 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
General
1 420 (56.45%) Finance
2 281 (37.77%) Front Office
3 101 (13.58%) Banking
4 75 (10.08%) Investment Banking
5 44 (5.91%) Games
6 14 (1.88%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.08%) Back Office
8 4 (0.54%) Marketing
8 4 (0.54%) Retail
9 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.13%) German Language
9 1 (0.13%) Legal
9 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 451 (60.62%) Developer
2 193 (25.94%) Java Developer
3 132 (17.74%) C# Developer
4 99 (13.31%) C++ Developer
5 81 (10.89%) Analyst
6 62 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 53 (7.12%) Applications Support
8 52 (6.99%) Senior Developer
9 50 (6.72%) Software Engineer
10 47 (6.32%) Senior Java Developer
11 40 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
12 38 (5.11%) Project Manager
13 34 (4.57%) Applications Support Analyst
13 34 (4.57%) Agile Project Manager
14 29 (3.90%) Programmer
15 28 (3.76%) .NET Software Engineer
16 26 (3.49%) Python Developer
17 25 (3.36%) WPF Developer
18 24 (3.23%) Software Developer
19 22 (2.96%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (17.20%) .NET
2 114 (15.32%) WPF
3 57 (7.66%) FIX Protocol
4 51 (6.85%) J2SE
5 46 (6.18%) STL
6 45 (6.05%) WinForms
7 42 (5.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 36 (4.84%) WCF
8 36 (4.84%) Spring
9 26 (3.49%) Web Services
10 25 (3.36%) .NET Framework
11 22 (2.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 22 (2.96%) REST
12 21 (2.82%) Guice
13 20 (2.69%) JMS
14 17 (2.28%) CORBA
14 17 (2.28%) Middleware
15 16 (2.15%) Rendezvous
16 12 (1.61%) Django
17 11 (1.48%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 246 (33.06%) Equities
2 207 (27.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 200 (26.88%) Computer Science
4 182 (24.46%) Hedge funds
5 83 (11.16%) Derivative
6 62 (8.33%) Mathematics
7 54 (7.26%) Fixed Income
8 32 (4.30%) Physics
9 31 (4.17%) Open Source
10 26 (3.49%) Equity Derivative
11 23 (3.09%) N-Tier
12 17 (2.28%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.34%) Grid Computing
14 6 (0.81%) VWAP
15 4 (0.54%) Statistics
16 3 (0.40%) Management Information System
16 3 (0.40%) Credit Risk
16 3 (0.40%) Reference Data
16 3 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
16 3 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 222 (29.84%) UNIX
2 212 (28.49%) Linux
3 90 (12.10%) Windows
4 18 (2.42%) Solaris
4 18 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.13%) Android
8 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (31.18%) Multithreading
2 229 (30.78%) Low Latency
3 173 (23.25%) Electronic Trading
4 150 (20.16%) Software Engineering
5 139 (18.68%) OO
6 95 (12.77%) Risk Management
7 90 (12.10%) TDD
8 78 (10.48%) MVVM
9 59 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
10 58 (7.80%) Scrum
11 53 (7.12%) Project Management
12 48 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (4.57%) Investment Management
14 32 (4.30%) Unit Testing
15 28 (3.76%) BDD
16 24 (3.23%) Analytics
17 22 (2.96%) OOP
18 21 (2.82%) E-Commerce
19 18 (2.42%) Software Deployment
20 17 (2.28%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 294 (39.52%) Java
2 258 (34.68%) SQL
3 230 (30.91%) C#
4 228 (30.65%) C++
5 171 (22.98%) Python
6 87 (11.69%) Perl
7 55 (7.39%) F#
8 41 (5.51%) C
9 26 (3.49%) PowerShell
10 24 (3.23%) R
11 20 (2.69%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.88%) JavaScript
13 13 (1.75%) Korn
14 12 (1.61%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.48%) Scala
16 5 (0.67%) VB
16 5 (0.67%) VBA
17 4 (0.54%) MATLAB
17 4 (0.54%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 211 (28.36%) Degree
2 38 (5.11%) PhD
3 15 (2.02%) CCNA
3 15 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (1.75%) CCNP
5 9 (1.21%) CISSP
6 5 (0.67%) CCSA
7 2 (0.27%) ISEB
7 2 (0.27%) CCSE
8 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.49%) QA
2 1 (0.13%) EMIR
2 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (1.48%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.40%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (8.06%) Sybase
2 55 (7.39%) Oracle
3 39 (5.24%) TIBCO
4 25 (3.36%) Microsoft
5 21 (2.82%) Fidessa
6 19 (2.55%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.02%) 29West
8 13 (1.75%) Cisco
9 12 (1.61%) ION Trading
10 8 (1.08%) VMware
11 6 (0.81%) HP
12 5 (0.67%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.54%) Bloomberg
13 4 (0.54%) Google
14 3 (0.40%) Blue Coat
14 3 (0.40%) Sun
15 2 (0.27%) Business Objects
16 1 (0.13%) Portware
16 1 (0.13%) Actimize
16 1 (0.13%) DataSynapse
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £550.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £1 per annum + bonus and benefits and training
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £65,000 - £90,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + bens + Large Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum Salary is approx 70-85k base + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefit
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + up to 100% bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + extremely generous bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: From £90,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package
Posted: 6 days ago