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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 853 838 820
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Permanent jobs citing RMDS 47 72 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.063% 0.068%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.62% 0.85% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 45 47 42
Average salary £87,500 £75,000 £74,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +0.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £60,000 £50,250
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £110,000 £140,000
UK excluding London average salary £102,500 £70,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year
+46.42% -6.66%

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
7628 8498 8504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.89% 7.40% 8.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5991 6663 6639
Average salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% +0.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%

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 31 August 2015 within the UK.

RMDS Salary Histogram in the UK

RMDS
Top 6 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 31 August 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 -10 47 £87,500 +16.66% 3
London -20 46 £87,500 +9.37% 3
City of London 0 2 £57,500 -8.00% 2
Sheffield - 1 £102,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £102,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £102,500 -

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 116 (82.27%) Linux
2 96 (68.09%) TIBCO
3 92 (65.25%) Finance
4 90 (63.83%) Java
5 83 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (56.74%) Sybase
7 79 (56.03%) Windows
8 77 (54.61%) Rendezvous
8 77 (54.61%) Multicast
9 73 (51.77%) HTML
10 72 (51.06%) Solaris
11 71 (50.35%) JavaScript
11 71 (50.35%) Performance Tuning
12 69 (48.94%) Middleware
12 69 (48.94%) Cisco
13 68 (48.23%) IBM
13 68 (48.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 68 (48.23%) EMC
13 68 (48.23%) Intel
13 68 (48.23%) SAN
13 68 (48.23%) NetApp
13 68 (48.23%) Benchmarking
13 68 (48.23%) Oracle
13 68 (48.23%) IIS
13 68 (48.23%) XML
13 68 (48.23%) XSLT
13 68 (48.23%) Apache
13 68 (48.23%) Tomcat
13 68 (48.23%) LAN
13 68 (48.23%) WAN

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 68 (48.23%) IIS
1 68 (48.23%) Apache
1 68 (48.23%) Tomcat
1 68 (48.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 68 (48.23%) WebSphere
1 68 (48.23%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (1.42%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (8.51%) ION MarketView
2 7 (4.96%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 77 (54.61%) Multicast
2 68 (48.23%) LAN
2 68 (48.23%) WAN
2 68 (48.23%) HTTP
2 68 (48.23%) SAN
2 68 (48.23%) NAS
2 68 (48.23%) FCoE
2 68 (48.23%) Fibre Channel
3 27 (19.15%) iSCSI
4 9 (6.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.42%) SSL
6 1 (0.71%) DNS
6 1 (0.71%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (48.23%) Hadoop
1 68 (48.23%) HBase
2 57 (40.43%) SQL Server
3 41 (29.08%) DB2
4 8 (5.67%) KDB
5 6 (4.26%) OLAP
5 6 (4.26%) OLTP
5 6 (4.26%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (2.84%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Maven
1 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
General
1 92 (65.25%) Finance
2 23 (16.31%) Front Office
3 13 (9.22%) Banking
4 11 (7.80%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (48.23%) Architect
2 64 (45.39%) Infrastructure Architect
3 51 (36.17%) Solutions Architect
4 47 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 34 (24.11%) Market Data Engineer
6 28 (19.86%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 28 (19.86%) Technical Architect
7 27 (19.15%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 23 (16.31%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 23 (16.31%) Lead Architect
9 18 (12.77%) Developer
10 15 (10.64%) C# Developer
10 15 (10.64%) WPF Developer
11 14 (9.93%) Applications Support
12 12 (8.51%) Support Engineer
13 6 (4.26%) C# Programmer
13 6 (4.26%) Programmer
14 5 (3.55%) Market Data Support Engineer
15 4 (2.84%) Senior Market Data Engineer
15 4 (2.84%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (54.61%) Rendezvous
2 73 (51.77%) HTML
3 69 (48.94%) Middleware
4 68 (48.23%) XML
4 68 (48.23%) XSLT
4 68 (48.23%) Ultra Messaging
5 15 (10.64%) WPF
5 15 (10.64%) .NET
6 9 (6.38%) Velocity
7 3 (2.13%) WCF
7 3 (2.13%) TIBCO EMS
7 3 (2.13%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.71%) LAMP
8 1 (0.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.08%) Mainframe
2 17 (12.06%) Derivative
3 9 (6.38%) Credit Derivative
4 7 (4.96%) Data Extraction
5 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.13%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.13%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.42%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 116 (82.27%) Linux
2 79 (56.03%) Windows
3 72 (51.06%) Solaris
4 29 (20.57%) UNIX
5 17 (12.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (50.35%) Performance Tuning
3 68 (48.23%) Benchmarking
4 35 (24.82%) Risk Management
5 29 (20.57%) ITIL
6 15 (10.64%) TDD
7 12 (8.51%) Risk Analysis
8 11 (7.80%) Service Delivery
9 10 (7.09%) Configuration Management
9 10 (7.09%) Low Latency
10 9 (6.38%) Analytics
10 9 (6.38%) Project Management
10 9 (6.38%) Business Analysis
11 8 (5.67%) Asset Management
11 8 (5.67%) Performance Analysis
12 7 (4.96%) Problem Management
13 6 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (3.55%) Multithreading
15 4 (2.84%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 90 (63.83%) Java
2 71 (50.35%) JavaScript
3 53 (37.59%) SQL
4 33 (23.40%) Python
5 26 (18.44%) Perl
6 25 (17.73%) C#
7 20 (14.18%) C
8 18 (12.77%) Shell Script
9 17 (12.06%) C++
10 4 (2.84%) MATLAB
11 3 (2.13%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.13%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.13%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (1.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (4.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (48.23%) NFS
1 68 (48.23%) Oracle RAC
1 68 (48.23%) SRDF
2 29 (20.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (19.15%) Hyper-V
3 27 (19.15%) KVM
3 27 (19.15%) Xen
4 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (14.18%) ITRS Geneos
2 10 (7.09%) Puppet
3 3 (2.13%) Dollar Universe
4 2 (1.42%) SCCM
5 1 (0.71%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.71%) Cacti
5 1 (0.71%) Munin
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.71%) OpenView
5 1 (0.71%) Nagios
Vendors
1 96 (68.09%) TIBCO
2 80 (56.74%) Sybase
3 69 (48.94%) Cisco
4 68 (48.23%) IBM
4 68 (48.23%) EMC
4 68 (48.23%) Intel
4 68 (48.23%) Oracle
4 68 (48.23%) NetApp
4 68 (48.23%) DataSynapse
5 30 (21.28%) Reuters
6 29 (20.57%) VMware
7 24 (17.02%) ION Trading
8 23 (16.31%) Bloomberg
9 14 (9.93%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.26%) Caplin
11 5 (3.55%) Informatica
11 5 (3.55%) Kalahari
12 4 (2.84%) Microsoft
13 3 (2.13%) DevExpress
14 2 (1.42%) HP
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