The table below looks at the statistics for RMDS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited RMDS over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 800 889 860
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -29
Permanent jobs citing RMDS 90 44 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.037% 0.039%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.15% 0.48% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 86 39 31
Average salary £87,500 £65,000 £74,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.61% -12.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £57,500 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary - £62,500 -

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

Business Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
7802 9245 9373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.05% 7.70% 8.35%
Number of salaries quoted 6203 7058 7345
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

RMDS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing RMDS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

RMDS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RMDS
Salary Trend

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

RMDS Salary Trend in the UK

RMDS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing RMDS over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 within the UK.

RMDS Salary Histogram in the UK

RMDS
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RMDS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
London +80 90 £87,500 +34.61% 5
England +59 90 £87,500 +34.61% 5
City of London +22 9 £37,500 -42.30% 1

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing RMDS 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 RMDS.

1 92 (69.17%) TIBCO
2 86 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (63.91%) Linux
4 79 (59.40%) Windows
5 78 (58.65%) Java
5 78 (58.65%) Finance
6 72 (54.14%) Rendezvous
7 68 (51.13%) Sybase
8 67 (50.38%) Oracle
8 67 (50.38%) SQL Server
9 65 (48.87%) JavaScript
9 65 (48.87%) Solaris
10 64 (48.12%) Ultra Messaging
11 63 (47.37%) Hadoop
12 61 (45.86%) Multicast
13 60 (45.11%) HTML
13 60 (45.11%) Cisco
14 59 (44.36%) LAN
14 59 (44.36%) WAN
15 58 (43.61%) Apache
15 58 (43.61%) Tomcat
15 58 (43.61%) SQL
15 58 (43.61%) IIS
15 58 (43.61%) XML
15 58 (43.61%) XSLT
15 58 (43.61%) IBM
15 58 (43.61%) HTTP
15 58 (43.61%) NFS
15 58 (43.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 58 (43.61%) EMC

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing RMDS 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 RMDS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 58 (43.61%) IIS
1 58 (43.61%) Apache
1 58 (43.61%) Tomcat
1 58 (43.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 58 (43.61%) WebSphere
1 58 (43.61%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (3.76%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.26%) ION MarketView
2 3 (2.26%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 61 (45.86%) Multicast
2 59 (44.36%) LAN
2 59 (44.36%) WAN
3 58 (43.61%) HTTP
3 58 (43.61%) SAN
3 58 (43.61%) NAS
3 58 (43.61%) FCoE
3 58 (43.61%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (8.27%) iSCSI
5 4 (3.01%) DNS
6 3 (2.26%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.26%) DHCP
6 3 (2.26%) Firewall
7 2 (1.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.50%) SSL
8 1 (0.75%) Internet
8 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (50.38%) SQL Server
2 63 (47.37%) Hadoop
3 58 (43.61%) HBase
4 47 (35.34%) DB2
5 8 (6.02%) OLAP
5 8 (6.02%) Oracle OLAP
6 5 (3.76%) QlikView
6 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.76%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.76%) Spotfire
7 4 (3.01%) KDB
7 4 (3.01%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.26%) OLTP
9 2 (1.50%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (1.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Subversion
2 2 (1.50%) TeamCity
General
1 78 (58.65%) Finance
2 43 (32.33%) Front Office
3 16 (12.03%) Banking
4 7 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (43.61%) Architect
2 52 (39.10%) Infrastructure Architect
3 36 (27.07%) Developer
4 30 (22.56%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (20.30%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 24 (18.05%) Lead Architect
6 24 (18.05%) C# Developer
7 17 (12.78%) WPF Developer
7 17 (12.78%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 13 (9.77%) Applications Support
9 12 (9.02%) Technical Architect
9 12 (9.02%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 11 (8.27%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (6.02%) Market Data Engineer
11 8 (6.02%) Support Engineer
12 6 (4.51%) Java Developer
12 6 (4.51%) Applications Support Engineer
13 5 (3.76%) Analyst
13 5 (3.76%) Junior
14 4 (3.01%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (54.14%) Rendezvous
2 64 (48.12%) Ultra Messaging
3 60 (45.11%) HTML
4 58 (43.61%) Middleware
4 58 (43.61%) XML
4 58 (43.61%) XSLT
5 25 (18.80%) WPF
6 18 (13.53%) .NET
7 9 (6.77%) TIBCO EMS
8 7 (5.26%) WCF
8 7 (5.26%) AngularJS
9 5 (3.76%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.50%) STL
10 2 (1.50%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (1.50%) jQuery
10 2 (1.50%) Ext JS
10 2 (1.50%) qooxdoo
10 2 (1.50%) MFC
11 1 (0.75%) COM
11 1 (0.75%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (35.34%) Mainframe
2 21 (15.79%) Derivative
3 12 (9.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (8.27%) Fixed Income
4 11 (8.27%) Credit Derivative
5 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.26%) Equities
7 6 (4.51%) Mathematics
8 5 (3.76%) Physics
8 5 (3.76%) Computer Science
8 5 (3.76%) Visualisation
8 5 (3.76%) Open Source
8 5 (3.76%) Hedge funds
9 3 (2.26%) N-Tier
9 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 85 (63.91%) Linux
2 79 (59.40%) Windows
3 65 (48.87%) Solaris
4 26 (19.55%) UNIX
5 5 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (43.61%) Performance Tuning
3 57 (42.86%) Benchmarking
4 43 (32.33%) Risk Management
5 22 (16.54%) TDD
6 17 (12.78%) ITIL
7 15 (11.28%) Risk Analysis
8 10 (7.52%) Business Analysis
8 10 (7.52%) Multithreading
9 9 (6.77%) Low Latency
10 8 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.26%) OO
12 6 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (4.51%) Release Management
13 5 (3.76%) Unit Testing
13 5 (3.76%) Refactoring
13 5 (3.76%) Software Engineering
13 5 (3.76%) Asset Management
13 5 (3.76%) Service Delivery
13 5 (3.76%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 78 (58.65%) Java
2 65 (48.87%) JavaScript
3 58 (43.61%) SQL
4 41 (30.83%) C#
5 23 (17.29%) Perl
6 21 (15.79%) Python
7 16 (12.03%) Shell Script
8 13 (9.77%) C++
9 9 (6.77%) Bash Shell
10 7 (5.26%) Korn
11 6 (4.51%) C-shell
12 4 (3.01%) C
13 2 (1.50%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.50%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 9 (6.77%) Degree
2 3 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.75%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (43.61%) NFS
1 58 (43.61%) Oracle RAC
1 58 (43.61%) SRDF
2 13 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.27%) Hyper-V
3 11 (8.27%) KVM
3 11 (8.27%) Xen
4 2 (1.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.76%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (1.50%) Nagios
2 2 (1.50%) SCCM
3 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.75%) Cacti
3 1 (0.75%) Munin
3 1 (0.75%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (0.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.75%) OpenView
Vendors
1 92 (69.17%) TIBCO
2 68 (51.13%) Sybase
3 67 (50.38%) Oracle
4 60 (45.11%) Cisco
5 58 (43.61%) IBM
5 58 (43.61%) EMC
5 58 (43.61%) Intel
5 58 (43.61%) NetApp
5 58 (43.61%) DataSynapse
6 29 (21.80%) Reuters
7 26 (19.55%) ION Trading
8 21 (15.79%) Bloomberg
9 13 (9.77%) VMware
10 6 (4.51%) Solace
11 5 (3.76%) Tableau
12 4 (3.01%) Caplin
12 4 (3.01%) DevExpress
12 4 (3.01%) Microsoft
13 3 (2.26%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.26%) Kalahari
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