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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kx Systems KDB
UK
Rank 769 817 925
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +108
Permanent jobs citing KDB 83 108 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.11% 0.031%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.33% 0.34% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 71 82 29
Median salary £92,500 £70,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+32.14% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £110,000 £90,500
UK excluding London median salary - £110,000 -

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
25492 31747 32404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.28% 32.29% 30.98%
Number of salaries quoted 21912 26833 27787
Median salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 16 January 2017 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 16 January 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
London +58 80 £92,500 +32.14% 2
England +54 80 £92,500 +32.14% 4
City of London +41 29 £92,500 +17.46%
Canary Wharf -9 12 £115,000 +119.04%
Glasgow +20 3 - -
Scotland +14 3 - -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 120 (70.18%) Java
2 91 (53.22%) Linux
3 80 (46.78%) Unix
4 70 (40.94%) Kdb+
5 66 (38.60%) Low Latency
6 62 (36.26%) Python
6 62 (36.26%) Finance
7 60 (35.09%) Equities
8 55 (32.16%) C++
9 51 (29.82%) Electronic Trading
10 48 (28.07%) SQL
10 48 (28.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 47 (27.49%) Front Office
12 40 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (22.81%) C#
14 33 (19.30%) Software Engineering
14 33 (19.30%) Relational Database
15 32 (18.71%) Sybase
16 31 (18.13%) Multithreading
17 30 (17.54%) NoSQL
17 30 (17.54%) Fixed Income
18 29 (16.96%) TIBCO
19 28 (16.37%) FIX Protocol
20 27 (15.79%) Banking
20 27 (15.79%) E-Commerce
21 26 (15.20%) Degree
21 26 (15.20%) Algorithms
22 24 (14.04%) Algorithmic Trading
23 23 (13.45%) TIBCO EMS
23 23 (13.45%) Computer Science

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 11 (6.43%) Apache
2 5 (2.92%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.92%) Bluemix
1 5 (2.92%) Google App Engine
1 5 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (2.92%) IaaS
1 5 (2.92%) IBM Cloud
1 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.92%) PaaS
1 5 (2.92%) SaaS
2 4 (2.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (40.94%) Kdb+
2 33 (19.30%) Relational Database
3 30 (17.54%) NoSQL
4 22 (12.87%) MongoDB
5 16 (9.36%) Hadoop
6 13 (7.60%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (6.43%) RDBMS
8 10 (5.85%) MySQL
8 10 (5.85%) OLTP
9 8 (4.68%) DB2
10 7 (4.09%) Oracle Database
10 7 (4.09%) SQL Server
11 5 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.92%) Hazelcast
11 5 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (2.92%) SAP HANA
12 4 (2.34%) Tick Data
13 1 (0.58%) Big Data
13 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (9.36%) Subversion
2 15 (8.77%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.77%) Maven
3 11 (6.43%) JUnit
4 5 (2.92%) Ant
4 5 (2.92%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.75%) JIRA
6 2 (1.17%) NUnit
6 2 (1.17%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.17%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (1.17%) VTune
General
1 62 (36.26%) Finance
2 47 (27.49%) Front Office
3 27 (15.79%) Banking
4 13 (7.60%) Investment Banking
5 10 (5.85%) Telecoms
6 8 (4.68%) French Language
7 5 (2.92%) German Language
7 5 (2.92%) Spanish Language
8 4 (2.34%) Back Office
8 4 (2.34%) Electronics
8 4 (2.34%) Games
9 2 (1.17%) Legal
10 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.58%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.58%) Retail
10 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 144 (84.21%) Developer
2 57 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 40 (23.39%) KDB Developer
4 32 (18.71%) Senior Developer
5 25 (14.62%) Senior Java Developer
6 19 (11.11%) C++ Developer
7 14 (8.19%) Lead Developer
8 12 (7.02%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 11 (6.43%) C# Developer
10 10 (5.85%) Low Latency C++ Developer
11 8 (4.68%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 8 (4.68%) Java Team Leader
11 8 (4.68%) Python Developer
11 8 (4.68%) Software Developer
11 8 (4.68%) Team Leader
12 7 (4.09%) PHP Developer
13 5 (2.92%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
13 5 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
13 5 (2.92%) Senior Architect
13 5 (2.92%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.37%) FIX Protocol
2 23 (13.45%) TIBCO EMS
3 21 (12.28%) AngularJS
3 21 (12.28%) HTML
4 17 (9.94%) .NET
4 17 (9.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 17 (9.94%) STL
4 17 (9.94%) WPF
5 14 (8.19%) HTML5
5 14 (8.19%) JMS
6 12 (7.02%) CSS
6 12 (7.02%) Node.js
7 11 (6.43%) Lucene
7 11 (6.43%) Spring
8 10 (5.85%) Django
9 8 (4.68%) SOAP
10 7 (4.09%) Pandas
10 7 (4.09%) Web Services
10 7 (4.09%) XML
10 7 (4.09%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 60 (35.09%) Equities
2 48 (28.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 30 (17.54%) Fixed Income
4 26 (15.20%) Algorithms
5 23 (13.45%) Computer Science
6 19 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (7.02%) Data Centre
9 10 (5.85%) Data Structures
9 10 (5.85%) Derivative
9 10 (5.85%) Visualisation
10 9 (5.26%) Hedge funds
11 7 (4.09%) Fintech
12 5 (2.92%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (2.34%) Device Driver
13 4 (2.34%) TWAP
13 4 (2.34%) User Experience
13 4 (2.34%) VWAP
14 3 (1.75%) Arduino
14 3 (1.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 91 (53.22%) Linux
2 80 (46.78%) Unix
3 7 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.92%) Android
4 5 (2.92%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (38.60%) Low Latency
2 51 (29.82%) Electronic Trading
3 40 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (19.30%) Software Engineering
5 31 (18.13%) Multithreading
6 27 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 24 (14.04%) Algorithmic Trading
8 21 (12.28%) OO
8 21 (12.28%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (8.19%) Scrum
10 13 (7.60%) Analytics
10 13 (7.60%) OOD
10 13 (7.60%) Open Source
10 13 (7.60%) Unit Testing
11 12 (7.02%) High-Frequency Trading
11 12 (7.02%) MVC
12 11 (6.43%) Performance Optimisation
13 10 (5.85%) SDLC
13 10 (5.85%) System Testing
14 9 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 120 (70.18%) Java
2 62 (36.26%) Python
3 55 (32.16%) C++
4 48 (28.07%) SQL
5 39 (22.81%) C#
6 21 (12.28%) Groovy
7 17 (9.94%) Shell Script
8 16 (9.36%) Perl
9 14 (8.19%) C
9 14 (8.19%) JavaScript
10 7 (4.09%) PHP
11 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.17%) Scala
12 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.58%) VBA
12 1 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (15.20%) Degree
2 6 (3.51%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.92%) Docker
2 4 (2.34%) Firmware
3 2 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 12 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (7.02%) Puppet
2 5 (2.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (18.71%) Sybase
2 29 (16.96%) TIBCO
3 21 (12.28%) ION Trading
3 21 (12.28%) Solace
4 19 (11.11%) Oracle
5 10 (5.85%) Intel
5 10 (5.85%) Vertica
6 8 (4.68%) Microsoft
7 7 (4.09%) Zend
8 6 (3.51%) GigaSpaces
9 5 (2.92%) Google
9 5 (2.92%) IBM
9 5 (2.92%) Perforce
9 5 (2.92%) Rackspace
9 5 (2.92%) SAP
9 5 (2.92%) Splunk
9 5 (2.92%) StreamBase
10 1 (0.58%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.58%) Fidessa
10 1 (0.58%) Twitter
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