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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 851 845 770
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -75
Permanent jobs citing RMDS 51 39 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.036% 0.11%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.57% 0.45% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 39 32 99
Average salary £70,000 £90,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +24.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £77,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 - -

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
9025 8739 9122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.93% 7.98% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 7165 6833 7361
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 £33,000 £32,500 £33,500
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 27 November 2014 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 27 November 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
England -19 51 £70,000 -22.22% 2
London +13 48 £72,500 -19.44% 2
City of London +22 7 £65,000 -27.77% 2
North West - 3 £70,000 -
Manchester - 2 £70,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £82,500 -

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 75 (61.48%) Linux
2 53 (43.44%) TIBCO
3 52 (42.62%) Reuters
3 52 (42.62%) Bloomberg
4 44 (36.07%) SQL
5 41 (33.61%) Multicast
6 38 (31.15%) Perl
7 37 (30.33%) Java
8 36 (29.51%) Rendezvous
9 34 (27.87%) Windows
10 33 (27.05%) Front Office
11 32 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (26.23%) Middleware
11 32 (26.23%) 29West
12 29 (23.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 29 (23.77%) ION Trading
13 28 (22.95%) LAN
13 28 (22.95%) WAN
14 27 (22.13%) Project Management
14 27 (22.13%) UNIX
14 27 (22.13%) Oracle
15 26 (21.31%) Sybase
15 26 (21.31%) Solaris
15 26 (21.31%) Finance
16 25 (20.49%) Shell Script
17 24 (19.67%) SQL Server
18 23 (18.85%) JavaScript
18 23 (18.85%) TCP/IP
19 21 (17.21%) XML
20 20 (16.39%) Low Latency

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 18 (14.75%) IIS
1 18 (14.75%) Apache
1 18 (14.75%) Tomcat
1 18 (14.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 18 (14.75%) WebSphere
1 18 (14.75%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (13.11%) 3000 Xtra
2 10 (8.20%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 10 (8.20%) Eikon
2 10 (8.20%) Summit
2 10 (8.20%) Front Arena
2 10 (8.20%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 41 (33.61%) Multicast
2 28 (22.95%) LAN
2 28 (22.95%) WAN
3 23 (18.85%) TCP/IP
4 18 (14.75%) HTTP
4 18 (14.75%) SAN
4 18 (14.75%) NAS
4 18 (14.75%) FCoE
4 18 (14.75%) Fibre Channel
5 12 (9.84%) DNS
6 11 (9.02%) SNMP
7 10 (8.20%) SSL
8 7 (5.74%) Network Security
9 2 (1.64%) Firewall
9 2 (1.64%) DHCP
10 1 (0.82%) FTP
10 1 (0.82%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.75%) Hadoop
2 18 (14.75%) HBase
3 4 (3.28%) DTS
4 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.82%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (0.82%) KDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.46%) JUnit
1 3 (2.46%) JIRA
General
1 33 (27.05%) Front Office
2 26 (21.31%) Finance
3 18 (14.75%) Banking
4 10 (8.20%) Law
4 10 (8.20%) Publishing
5 6 (4.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (22.95%) Developer
2 19 (15.57%) Market Data Engineer
3 18 (14.75%) Architect
3 18 (14.75%) Solutions Architect
3 18 (14.75%) Infrastructure Architect
4 17 (13.93%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 17 (13.93%) Lead Architect
4 17 (13.93%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 14 (11.48%) C# Developer
6 12 (9.84%) Analyst
7 11 (9.02%) Java Developer
8 10 (8.20%) Technical Account Manager
8 10 (8.20%) Technical Manager
8 10 (8.20%) Account Manager
9 9 (7.38%) Consultant
10 8 (6.56%) Support Analyst
11 7 (5.74%) Data Analyst
11 7 (5.74%) Market Analyst
11 7 (5.74%) Market Data Analyst
12 5 (4.10%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (29.51%) Rendezvous
2 32 (26.23%) Middleware
3 21 (17.21%) XML
4 18 (14.75%) XSLT
4 18 (14.75%) HTML
5 14 (11.48%) WPF
6 5 (4.10%) WCF
7 4 (3.28%) .NET
8 3 (2.46%) EJB
8 3 (2.46%) XML-RPC
8 3 (2.46%) WinForms
8 3 (2.46%) JSON
8 3 (2.46%) Reactive Extensions
8 3 (2.46%) ZeroMQ
8 3 (2.46%) JMS
9 2 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.64%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (10.66%) Fixed Income
3 12 (9.84%) Equities
4 10 (8.20%) Algorithms
5 8 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.56%) Derivative
6 7 (5.74%) CESG
6 7 (5.74%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (4.10%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.46%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (1.64%) RMADS
10 1 (0.82%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 75 (61.48%) Linux
2 34 (27.87%) Windows
3 27 (22.13%) UNIX
4 26 (21.31%) Solaris
5 8 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.13%) Project Management
3 20 (16.39%) Low Latency
4 18 (14.75%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (14.75%) Benchmarking
5 14 (11.48%) TDD
6 13 (10.66%) ITIL
7 10 (8.20%) Service Delivery
7 10 (8.20%) Risk Management
7 10 (8.20%) Data Analysis
8 9 (7.38%) Multithreading
8 9 (7.38%) Electronic Trading
9 7 (5.74%) Security Architecture
10 6 (4.92%) Risk Analysis
11 4 (3.28%) OO
12 3 (2.46%) OOA/OOD
12 3 (2.46%) Business Analysis
13 2 (1.64%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
13 2 (1.64%) Information Security
13 2 (1.64%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.07%) SQL
2 38 (31.15%) Perl
3 37 (30.33%) Java
4 25 (20.49%) Shell Script
5 23 (18.85%) JavaScript
6 15 (12.30%) C#
6 15 (12.30%) Python
7 13 (10.66%) Bash Shell
8 11 (9.02%) AWK
9 5 (4.10%) C++
10 3 (2.46%) C
11 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (5.74%) SC Cleared
1 7 (5.74%) DV Cleared
1 7 (5.74%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.46%) Degree
3 2 (1.64%) CISSP
3 2 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.82%) ISEB
4 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.38%) QA
2 7 (5.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (14.75%) NFS
1 18 (14.75%) Oracle RAC
1 18 (14.75%) SRDF
2 1 (0.82%) KVM
2 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 53 (43.44%) TIBCO
2 52 (42.62%) Reuters
2 52 (42.62%) Bloomberg
3 32 (26.23%) 29West
4 29 (23.77%) ION Trading
5 27 (22.13%) Oracle
6 26 (21.31%) Sybase
7 18 (14.75%) EMC
7 18 (14.75%) Intel
7 18 (14.75%) Cisco
7 18 (14.75%) IBM
7 18 (14.75%) NetApp
7 18 (14.75%) DataSynapse
8 10 (8.20%) Murex
8 10 (8.20%) Misys
8 10 (8.20%) SunGard
9 6 (4.92%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.28%) CQG
11 3 (2.46%) Kalahari
11 3 (2.46%) Caplin