Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 269 313 324
Rank change year-on-year +44 +11 -32
Permanent jobs citing KDB 36 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.078% 0.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.49% 0.26% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 35 4 13
City of London median annual salary £115,000 £110,000 £110,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +18.92%
10th Percentile £85,500 £87,000 £70,500
90th Percentile £137,500 £125,250 £170,500
Central London median annual salary £115,000 £110,000 £110,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +18.92%

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 2,415 3,078 3,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 26.58% 30.18% 31.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,124 2,771 2,922
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £96,250 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +4.35%

KDB
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing KDB as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KDB in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

Salary histogram for KDB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 34 (94.44%) Python
2 23 (63.89%) Finance
3 22 (61.11%) Linux
3 22 (61.11%) Hedge funds
4 21 (58.33%) SQL
5 19 (52.78%) Critical Thinking
6 17 (47.22%) Sybase
7 16 (44.44%) C++
8 15 (41.67%) Unix
8 15 (41.67%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (38.89%) Investment Management
9 14 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (30.56%) Shell Script
11 9 (25.00%) Remedy
11 9 (25.00%) Back Office
11 9 (25.00%) Marketing
11 9 (25.00%) Degree
11 9 (25.00%) QA
11 9 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (25.00%) Data Science
12 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (22.22%) Kdb+
12 8 (22.22%) Front Office
13 7 (19.44%) Derivative
13 7 (19.44%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (19.44%) Mathematics
13 7 (19.44%) Physics
13 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
13 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (19.44%) Quantitative Research

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (2.78%) ION MarketView
1 1 (2.78%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Azure
2 2 (5.56%) AWS
3 1 (2.78%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) Kdb+
2 6 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.56%) Big Data
4 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.78%) HBase
5 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) Maven
1 1 (2.78%) Subversion
1 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (63.89%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Back Office
2 9 (25.00%) Marketing
3 8 (22.22%) Front Office
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Support Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Developer
3 8 (22.22%) Python Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Data Engineer
4 7 (19.44%) Data Scientist
4 7 (19.44%) Quantitative Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Senior Data Scientist
5 3 (8.33%) Python Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Data Analytics Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Database Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Engineering Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.56%) NumPy
2 2 (5.56%) Pandas
2 2 (5.56%) React
3 1 (2.78%) Backbone.js
3 1 (2.78%) Dask
3 1 (2.78%) Esper
3 1 (2.78%) Kafka
3 1 (2.78%) Keras
3 1 (2.78%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (2.78%) PyMC3
3 1 (2.78%) Pyramid
3 1 (2.78%) PyTorch
3 1 (2.78%) RESTful
3 1 (2.78%) scikit-learn
3 1 (2.78%) SciPy
3 1 (2.78%) TensorFlow
3 1 (2.78%) Vaadin
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (61.11%) Hedge funds
2 9 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (19.44%) Derivative
5 6 (16.67%) Algorithms
5 6 (16.67%) Equities
6 4 (11.11%) Fixed Income
6 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 2 (5.56%) Bitcoin
8 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Linux
2 15 (41.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Critical Thinking
2 14 (38.89%) Investment Management
2 14 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (25.00%) Data Science
4 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) Automated Trading
4 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
4 7 (19.44%) Mathematics
4 7 (19.44%) Physics
4 7 (19.44%) Quantitative Finance
4 7 (19.44%) Quantitative Research
4 7 (19.44%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 6 (16.67%) Data Integration
5 6 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (16.67%) Web Application Development
6 4 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.11%) Tech Ops
7 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (94.44%) Python
2 21 (58.33%) SQL
3 16 (44.44%) C++
4 11 (30.56%) Shell Script
5 4 (11.11%) Perl
6 3 (8.33%) C#
6 3 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) Go
7 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.78%) Julia
7 1 (2.78%) R
7 1 (2.78%) Rust
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Degree
2 7 (19.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Sybase
2 9 (25.00%) Remedy
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.78%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.78%) TIBCO