Period
to 19 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for KDB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KDB over the 6 months to 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 191 311 335
Rank change year-on-year +120 +24 -19
Permanent jobs citing KDB 6 16 22
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.57% 0.51% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 14
Median annual salary £95,000 £110,000 £102,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% +7.32% +10.81%
10th Percentile £77,000 £75,000 £85,375
90th Percentile £121,000 £133,000 £125,625
Central London median annual salary £95,000 £110,000 £102,500
% change year-on-year -13.64% +7.32% +10.81%

KDB is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,049 3,130 3,439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.87% 31.02% 31.25%
Number of salaries quoted 874 2,818 3,120
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £98,750 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

KDB
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing KDB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for KDB in the City of London

KDB
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing KDB in the City of London.

Salary trend for KDB in the City of London

KDB
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing KDB in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Salary histogram for KDB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, IT jobs citing KDB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for KDB.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Electronic Trading
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Front Office
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) ION Trading
3 3 (50.00%) Google
3 3 (50.00%) Protocol Buffers
3 3 (50.00%) ZeroMQ
3 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 3 (50.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (33.33%) Kdb+
4 2 (33.33%) Tick Data
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Low Latency
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Advertising
4 2 (33.33%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) C
5 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income

KDB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Kdb+
1 2 (33.33%) Tick Data
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Front Office
2 2 (33.33%) Advertising
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C++ Pricing Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Data Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Data Scientist
4 1 (16.67%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
4 1 (16.67%) KDB Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Pricing Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Python Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Protocol Buffers
1 3 (50.00%) ZeroMQ
2 1 (16.67%) Dask
2 1 (16.67%) STL
2 1 (16.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
2 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (16.67%) Reference Data
2 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Low Latency
4 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Algorithmic Trading
5 1 (16.67%) B2C
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) Data Science
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 1 (16.67%) Iteration Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Line Management
5 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (16.67%) Parallel Programming
5 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) C
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Google
1 3 (50.00%) ION Trading
2 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Sybase
2 1 (16.67%) Tradeweb