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

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 828 859 804
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -55
Permanent jobs citing RMDS 69 68 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.058% 0.073%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.89% 0.78% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 67 44 45
Average salary £87,500 £81,250 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £110,000 £93,000
UK excluding London average salary £102,500 - £75,000

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
7770 8738 8488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.04% 7.40% 7.72%
Number of salaries quoted 6015 6887 6636
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,151 £34,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +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 5 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 5 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 +32 69 £87,500 +7.69%
London +16 68 £87,500 +7.69%
City of London +9 2 £57,500 -9.80%
Sheffield - 1 £102,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £102,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £102,500 -

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 125 (79.62%) Linux
2 106 (67.52%) TIBCO
3 103 (65.61%) Finance
4 98 (62.42%) Java
5 96 (61.15%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (57.32%) Sybase
6 90 (57.32%) Windows
7 84 (53.50%) Rendezvous
7 84 (53.50%) Multicast
8 82 (52.23%) Solaris
9 80 (50.96%) JavaScript
9 80 (50.96%) HTML
10 79 (50.32%) Oracle
11 78 (49.68%) Performance Tuning
12 77 (49.04%) Hadoop
13 76 (48.41%) Ultra Messaging
13 76 (48.41%) Cisco
14 75 (47.77%) IBM
14 75 (47.77%) LAN
14 75 (47.77%) WAN
14 75 (47.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 75 (47.77%) EMC
14 75 (47.77%) Intel
14 75 (47.77%) Middleware
14 75 (47.77%) Benchmarking
14 75 (47.77%) SAN
14 75 (47.77%) NetApp
14 75 (47.77%) IIS
14 75 (47.77%) XML
14 75 (47.77%) XSLT

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 75 (47.77%) IIS
1 75 (47.77%) Apache
1 75 (47.77%) Tomcat
1 75 (47.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 75 (47.77%) WebSphere
1 75 (47.77%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (1.27%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (4.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (7.01%) ION MarketView
2 7 (4.46%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 84 (53.50%) Multicast
2 75 (47.77%) LAN
2 75 (47.77%) WAN
2 75 (47.77%) HTTP
2 75 (47.77%) SAN
2 75 (47.77%) NAS
2 75 (47.77%) FCoE
2 75 (47.77%) Fibre Channel
3 26 (16.56%) iSCSI
4 9 (5.73%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.27%) SSL
6 1 (0.64%) DNS
6 1 (0.64%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (49.04%) Hadoop
2 75 (47.77%) HBase
3 69 (43.95%) SQL Server
4 49 (31.21%) DB2
5 8 (5.10%) OLAP
5 8 (5.10%) Oracle OLAP
5 8 (5.10%) KDB
6 6 (3.82%) OLTP
7 4 (2.55%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.55%) Sybase ASE
7 4 (2.55%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.27%) Spotfire
8 2 (1.27%) QlikView
8 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Subversion
2 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 103 (65.61%) Finance
2 31 (19.75%) Front Office
3 17 (10.83%) Banking
4 13 (8.28%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (47.77%) Architect
2 71 (45.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 53 (33.76%) Solutions Architect
4 49 (31.21%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 34 (21.66%) Market Data Engineer
6 27 (17.20%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 27 (17.20%) Technical Architect
6 27 (17.20%) Lead Architect
7 26 (16.56%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 26 (16.56%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 23 (14.65%) Developer
9 18 (11.46%) C# Developer
9 18 (11.46%) WPF Developer
10 16 (10.19%) Applications Support
11 14 (8.92%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.82%) Programmer
12 6 (3.82%) Applications Support Engineer
12 6 (3.82%) C# Programmer
13 5 (3.18%) Market Data Support Engineer
14 4 (2.55%) Senior Market Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (53.50%) Rendezvous
2 80 (50.96%) HTML
3 76 (48.41%) Ultra Messaging
4 75 (47.77%) Middleware
4 75 (47.77%) XML
4 75 (47.77%) XSLT
5 19 (12.10%) .NET
5 19 (12.10%) WPF
6 9 (5.73%) Velocity
7 5 (3.18%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.91%) WCF
8 3 (1.91%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (1.27%) STL
9 2 (1.27%) MFC
9 2 (1.27%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.64%) COM
10 1 (0.64%) LAMP
10 1 (0.64%) jQuery
10 1 (0.64%) Ext JS
10 1 (0.64%) qooxdoo
Miscellaneous
1 49 (31.21%) Mainframe
2 21 (13.38%) Derivative
3 11 (7.01%) Credit Derivative
4 7 (4.46%) Data Extraction
5 5 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.55%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.91%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.27%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.27%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.27%) Equities
8 2 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.27%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.27%) Physics
8 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 125 (79.62%) Linux
2 90 (57.32%) Windows
3 82 (52.23%) Solaris
4 32 (20.38%) UNIX
5 17 (10.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (61.15%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (49.68%) Performance Tuning
3 75 (47.77%) Benchmarking
4 44 (28.03%) Risk Management
5 31 (19.75%) ITIL
6 18 (11.46%) TDD
7 14 (8.92%) Risk Analysis
8 11 (7.01%) Business Analysis
8 11 (7.01%) Service Delivery
8 11 (7.01%) Low Latency
9 10 (6.37%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.73%) Project Management
10 9 (5.73%) Asset Management
10 9 (5.73%) Analytics
11 8 (5.10%) Performance Analysis
12 7 (4.46%) Problem Management
13 6 (3.82%) Multithreading
13 6 (3.82%) Release Management
13 6 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 98 (62.42%) Java
2 80 (50.96%) JavaScript
3 62 (39.49%) SQL
4 37 (23.57%) Python
5 31 (19.75%) C#
6 28 (17.83%) Perl
7 20 (12.74%) C
8 19 (12.10%) C++
9 17 (10.83%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.55%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.91%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.91%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.91%) ANSI SQL
12 2 (1.27%) VC++
12 2 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (6.37%) Degree
2 6 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (47.77%) NFS
1 75 (47.77%) Oracle RAC
1 75 (47.77%) SRDF
2 28 (17.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (16.56%) Hyper-V
3 26 (16.56%) KVM
3 26 (16.56%) Xen
4 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (12.74%) ITRS Geneos
2 10 (6.37%) Puppet
3 3 (1.91%) Dollar Universe
4 2 (1.27%) SCCM
5 1 (0.64%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.64%) Cacti
5 1 (0.64%) Munin
5 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.64%) OpenView
5 1 (0.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 106 (67.52%) TIBCO
2 90 (57.32%) Sybase
3 79 (50.32%) Oracle
4 76 (48.41%) Cisco
5 75 (47.77%) IBM
5 75 (47.77%) EMC
5 75 (47.77%) Intel
5 75 (47.77%) NetApp
5 75 (47.77%) DataSynapse
6 32 (20.38%) Reuters
7 28 (17.83%) VMware
8 25 (15.92%) ION Trading
8 25 (15.92%) Bloomberg
9 14 (8.92%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.82%) Caplin
10 6 (3.82%) Microsoft
11 5 (3.18%) Kalahari
11 5 (3.18%) DevExpress
12 4 (2.55%) Informatica
13 2 (1.27%) Citrix