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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 853 857 761
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -96
Permanent jobs citing RMDS 44 33 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.030% 0.11%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.50% 0.37% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 35 27 98
Average salary £71,000 £80,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £77,500 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £105,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary - - -

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
8822 8828 9140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.88% 8.06% 7.91%
Number of salaries quoted 7095 6773 7375
Average salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.95% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 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
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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
London +35 44 £71,000 -11.25%
England +9 44 £71,000 -11.25%
City of London +32 8 £48,750 -45.83%

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 71 (61.21%) Linux
2 52 (44.83%) TIBCO
3 50 (43.10%) Bloomberg
4 48 (41.38%) Reuters
5 42 (36.21%) SQL
5 42 (36.21%) Multicast
6 39 (33.62%) Rendezvous
7 38 (32.76%) Windows
7 38 (32.76%) Perl
8 36 (31.03%) Java
9 31 (26.72%) UNIX
9 31 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (26.72%) Front Office
10 30 (25.86%) ION Trading
10 30 (25.86%) Shell Script
11 29 (25.00%) LAN
11 29 (25.00%) WAN
11 29 (25.00%) Middleware
12 28 (24.14%) 29West
12 28 (24.14%) Finance
13 27 (23.28%) Sybase
14 26 (22.41%) Oracle
15 25 (21.55%) SQL Server
15 25 (21.55%) JavaScript
15 25 (21.55%) Solaris
16 24 (20.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 23 (19.83%) Project Management
18 22 (18.97%) C#
18 22 (18.97%) TCP/IP
19 20 (17.24%) HTTP

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 20 (17.24%) IIS
1 20 (17.24%) Apache
1 20 (17.24%) Tomcat
1 20 (17.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 20 (17.24%) WebSphere
1 20 (17.24%) Oracle Coherence
2 4 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (12.93%) 3000 Xtra
2 10 (8.62%) ION MarketView
3 9 (7.76%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 9 (7.76%) Eikon
3 9 (7.76%) Summit
3 9 (7.76%) Front Arena
Communications & Networking
1 42 (36.21%) Multicast
2 29 (25.00%) LAN
2 29 (25.00%) WAN
3 22 (18.97%) TCP/IP
4 20 (17.24%) HTTP
4 20 (17.24%) SAN
4 20 (17.24%) NAS
4 20 (17.24%) FCoE
4 20 (17.24%) Fibre Channel
5 11 (9.48%) SNMP
5 11 (9.48%) DNS
6 9 (7.76%) SSL
7 7 (6.03%) Network Security
8 2 (1.72%) Firewall
8 2 (1.72%) DHCP
9 1 (0.86%) FTP
9 1 (0.86%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.55%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.24%) Hadoop
2 20 (17.24%) HBase
3 5 (4.31%) DB2
4 3 (2.59%) DTS
5 1 (0.86%) KDB
5 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.59%) JIRA
General
1 31 (26.72%) Front Office
2 28 (24.14%) Finance
3 17 (14.66%) Banking
4 9 (7.76%) Law
4 9 (7.76%) Publishing
5 6 (5.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (21.55%) Developer
2 20 (17.24%) Architect
3 19 (16.38%) Infrastructure Architect
4 17 (14.66%) Market Data Engineer
5 16 (13.79%) Lead Architect
5 16 (13.79%) C# Developer
5 16 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (12.93%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 14 (12.07%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 11 (9.48%) Analyst
9 9 (7.76%) Consultant
9 9 (7.76%) Account Manager
9 9 (7.76%) Technical Account Manager
9 9 (7.76%) Technical Manager
10 8 (6.90%) Support Analyst
11 7 (6.03%) Data Analyst
11 7 (6.03%) Market Analyst
11 7 (6.03%) Market Data Analyst
12 5 (4.31%) CLAS Consultant
12 5 (4.31%) Market Data Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (33.62%) Rendezvous
2 29 (25.00%) Middleware
3 20 (17.24%) HTML
3 20 (17.24%) XML
3 20 (17.24%) XSLT
4 16 (13.79%) WPF
5 7 (6.03%) WCF
6 4 (3.45%) .NET
7 3 (2.59%) WinForms
7 3 (2.59%) Reactive Extensions
8 2 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.72%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (12.07%) Equities
3 13 (11.21%) Fixed Income
4 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.90%) Derivative
5 7 (6.03%) CESG
5 7 (6.03%) CESG CLAS
5 7 (6.03%) Algorithms
6 5 (4.31%) Mathematics
6 5 (4.31%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.59%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.72%) RMADS
9 1 (0.86%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 71 (61.21%) Linux
2 38 (32.76%) Windows
3 31 (26.72%) UNIX
4 25 (21.55%) Solaris
5 8 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.59%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.83%) Project Management
3 19 (16.38%) Benchmarking
3 19 (16.38%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (11.21%) ITIL
5 12 (10.34%) Low Latency
6 11 (9.48%) TDD
7 10 (8.62%) Risk Management
8 9 (7.76%) Service Delivery
8 9 (7.76%) Data Analysis
9 7 (6.03%) Security Architecture
10 6 (5.17%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (5.17%) Electronic Trading
11 5 (4.31%) Multithreading
12 4 (3.45%) Data Architecture
12 4 (3.45%) OO
12 4 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (2.59%) Project Planning
14 2 (1.72%) Business Analysis
14 2 (1.72%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.21%) SQL
2 38 (32.76%) Perl
3 36 (31.03%) Java
4 30 (25.86%) Shell Script
5 25 (21.55%) JavaScript
6 22 (18.97%) C#
7 14 (12.07%) Python
7 14 (12.07%) Bash Shell
8 11 (9.48%) AWK
9 10 (8.62%) C++
10 5 (4.31%) Korn
11 4 (3.45%) C-shell
12 2 (1.72%) C
13 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.86%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (6.03%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.03%) DV Cleared
1 7 (6.03%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.59%) Degree
3 2 (1.72%) CISSP
3 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.86%) ISEB
4 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) QA
2 7 (6.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (17.24%) NFS
1 20 (17.24%) Oracle RAC
1 20 (17.24%) SRDF
2 1 (0.86%) KVM
2 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 52 (44.83%) TIBCO
2 50 (43.10%) Bloomberg
3 48 (41.38%) Reuters
4 30 (25.86%) ION Trading
5 28 (24.14%) 29West
6 27 (23.28%) Sybase
7 26 (22.41%) Oracle
8 20 (17.24%) DataSynapse
8 20 (17.24%) Cisco
8 20 (17.24%) IBM
8 20 (17.24%) EMC
8 20 (17.24%) Intel
8 20 (17.24%) NetApp
9 9 (7.76%) Murex
9 9 (7.76%) Misys
9 9 (7.76%) SunGard
10 6 (5.17%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.59%) CQG
12 2 (1.72%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.72%) Caplin