The table below looks at the statistics for KDB skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited KDB over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 803 847 942
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +95
Permanent jobs citing KDB 79 117 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.11% 0.032%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.29% 0.35% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 69 91 30
Median salary £92,500 £67,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+37.03% -6.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £46,500 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £110,000 £90,250
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £77,500 -
% change year-on-year
-38.70% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
26918 33781 34948
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.03% 31.91% 30.78%
Number of salaries quoted 23086 28440 29876
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

KDB
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing KDB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

KDB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

KDB
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KDB within the UK.

KDB Salary Trend in the UK

KDB
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing KDB over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 within the UK.

KDB Salary Histogram in the UK

KDB
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KDB within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 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 +25 77 £92,500 +37.03% 9
London +12 77 £92,500 +37.03% 9
City of London +27 20 £92,500 +15.62% 2
Canary Wharf 0 11 £115,000 +119.04%
Scotland +23 2 £47,500 -
Glasgow +18 2 £47,500 -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT jobs citing KDB 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 KDB.

1 126 (71.19%) Java
2 90 (50.85%) Linux
3 83 (46.89%) Unix
4 76 (42.94%) Kdb+
5 69 (38.98%) Finance
6 68 (38.42%) Low Latency
7 64 (36.16%) Python
8 57 (32.20%) Equities
8 57 (32.20%) C++
9 56 (31.64%) Electronic Trading
10 52 (29.38%) Front Office
11 49 (27.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 44 (24.86%) SQL
13 43 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (23.73%) Multithreading
15 38 (21.47%) C#
16 35 (19.77%) Degree
17 34 (19.21%) Software Engineering
18 33 (18.64%) TIBCO
19 32 (18.08%) Algorithmic Trading
20 31 (17.51%) Fixed Income
21 30 (16.95%) FIX Protocol
22 29 (16.38%) Computer Science
23 27 (15.25%) Banking
23 27 (15.25%) Algorithms
24 26 (14.69%) Relational Database
24 26 (14.69%) Sybase
25 24 (13.56%) NoSQL
26 23 (12.99%) MongoDB
26 23 (12.99%) Performance Tuning

KDB
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 13 (7.34%) Apache
2 4 (2.26%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.26%) Bluemix
1 4 (2.26%) Google App Engine
1 4 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (2.26%) IaaS
1 4 (2.26%) IBM Cloud
1 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.26%) PaaS
1 4 (2.26%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (42.94%) Kdb+
2 26 (14.69%) Relational Database
3 24 (13.56%) NoSQL
4 23 (12.99%) MongoDB
5 17 (9.60%) Hadoop
6 14 (7.91%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (6.78%) MySQL
8 11 (6.21%) SQL Server
9 8 (4.52%) RDBMS
10 6 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.39%) OLTP
10 6 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (3.39%) Tick Data
11 5 (2.82%) DB2
11 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database
12 4 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (2.26%) Hazelcast
12 4 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (2.26%) SAP HANA
13 1 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (9.04%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.91%) Subversion
3 12 (6.78%) Maven
4 10 (5.65%) JUnit
5 4 (2.26%) Ant
5 4 (2.26%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.13%) JIRA
6 2 (1.13%) NUnit
6 2 (1.13%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.56%) VTune
General
1 69 (38.98%) Finance
2 52 (29.38%) Front Office
3 27 (15.25%) Banking
4 12 (6.78%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.08%) Telecoms
6 8 (4.52%) French Language
7 6 (3.39%) German Language
7 6 (3.39%) Spanish Language
8 5 (2.82%) Games
9 4 (2.26%) Back Office
9 4 (2.26%) Electronics
10 2 (1.13%) Legal
11 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.56%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.56%) Retail
11 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (78.53%) Developer
2 59 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 39 (22.03%) KDB Developer
4 29 (16.38%) Senior Developer
5 23 (12.99%) C++ Developer
6 20 (11.30%) Senior Java Developer
7 16 (9.04%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 12 (6.78%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 11 (6.21%) C# Developer
10 10 (5.65%) Lead Developer
10 10 (5.65%) Low Latency C++ Developer
11 9 (5.08%) Applications Support
11 9 (5.08%) PHP Developer
11 9 (5.08%) Team Leader
12 8 (4.52%) Java Team Leader
12 8 (4.52%) Senior C++ Developer
13 7 (3.95%) Analyst
13 7 (3.95%) Python Developer
14 6 (3.39%) Operations Analyst
14 6 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.95%) FIX Protocol
2 22 (12.43%) TIBCO EMS
3 21 (11.86%) AngularJS
3 21 (11.86%) HTML
4 17 (9.60%) Django
5 16 (9.04%) .NET
6 13 (7.34%) CSS
6 13 (7.34%) JMS
6 13 (7.34%) Lucene
6 13 (7.34%) Node.js
6 13 (7.34%) WPF
7 12 (6.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 12 (6.78%) HTML5
7 12 (6.78%) Rendezvous
7 12 (6.78%) STL
8 9 (5.08%) Zend Framework
9 8 (4.52%) Backbone.js
9 8 (4.52%) Spring
10 7 (3.95%) Middleware
10 7 (3.95%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 57 (32.20%) Equities
2 49 (27.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 31 (17.51%) Fixed Income
4 29 (16.38%) Computer Science
5 27 (15.25%) Algorithms
6 15 (8.47%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (7.91%) Derivative
8 13 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (7.34%) Data Centre
8 13 (7.34%) Data Structures
9 10 (5.65%) Visualisation
10 9 (5.08%) Fintech
10 9 (5.08%) Hedge funds
10 9 (5.08%) Mathematics
10 9 (5.08%) Physics
11 4 (2.26%) Device Driver
11 4 (2.26%) TWAP
11 4 (2.26%) VWAP
12 3 (1.69%) Arduino
12 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 90 (50.85%) Linux
2 83 (46.89%) Unix
3 4 (2.26%) Android
3 4 (2.26%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (38.42%) Low Latency
2 56 (31.64%) Electronic Trading
3 43 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (23.73%) Multithreading
5 34 (19.21%) Software Engineering
6 32 (18.08%) Algorithmic Trading
7 23 (12.99%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (12.43%) E-Commerce
9 21 (11.86%) OO
10 15 (8.47%) Scrum
11 14 (7.91%) High-Frequency Trading
12 13 (7.34%) Analytics
12 13 (7.34%) Multithreaded Programming
12 13 (7.34%) MVC
12 13 (7.34%) Open Source
13 10 (5.65%) OOP
13 10 (5.65%) Prototyping
14 9 (5.08%) OOD
14 9 (5.08%) Unit Testing
15 8 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 126 (71.19%) Java
2 64 (36.16%) Python
3 57 (32.20%) C++
4 44 (24.86%) SQL
5 38 (21.47%) C#
6 19 (10.73%) C
7 17 (9.60%) Groovy
7 17 (9.60%) JavaScript
7 17 (9.60%) Perl
8 12 (6.78%) Shell Script
9 9 (5.08%) PHP
10 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.56%) Scala
10 1 (0.56%) VBA
10 1 (0.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 35 (19.77%) Degree
2 7 (3.95%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.26%) Docker
1 4 (2.26%) Firmware
2 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 13 (7.34%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (7.34%) Puppet
2 4 (2.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 33 (18.64%) TIBCO
2 26 (14.69%) Sybase
3 22 (12.43%) Oracle
4 17 (9.60%) ION Trading
4 17 (9.60%) Solace
5 12 (6.78%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.08%) Zend
7 6 (3.39%) Bloomberg
7 6 (3.39%) Fidessa
7 6 (3.39%) Intel
7 6 (3.39%) Vertica
8 5 (2.82%) GigaSpaces
9 4 (2.26%) Google
9 4 (2.26%) IBM
9 4 (2.26%) Perforce
9 4 (2.26%) Rackspace
9 4 (2.26%) SAP
9 4 (2.26%) Splunk
9 4 (2.26%) StreamBase
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