Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Algorithmic Trading skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Algorithmic Trading over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Algo Trading
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 739 815 705
Rank change year-on-year +76 -110 +72
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 458 396 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.22% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.25% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 306 361 569
England median annual salary £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £112,500 £112,500
UK median annual salary £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%

Algorithmic Trading is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 152449 159358 181424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.91% 89.39% 88.74%
Number of salaries quoted 121294 133740 151021
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Algorithmic Trading
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Algorithmic Trading as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Algorithmic Trading in England

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading in England.

Salary trend for Algorithmic Trading in England

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Algorithmic Trading in England

Algorithmic Trading
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +56 454 £90,000 +9.09% 35
Midlands +39 2 £37,500 -25.00%
West Midlands +17 2 £37,500 -25.00%
East of England +3 2 £37,500 +66.67%
Algorithmic Trading
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Algorithmic Trading.

1 220 (48.03%) Java
2 185 (40.39%) Finance
3 158 (34.50%) Linux
4 152 (33.19%) Low Latency
5 151 (32.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 151 (32.97%) Front Office
5 151 (32.97%) Equities
6 150 (32.75%) Agile Software Development
7 147 (32.10%) Banking
8 136 (29.69%) SQL
9 126 (27.51%) C++
10 120 (26.20%) Multithreading
11 115 (25.11%) Derivative
11 115 (25.11%) C#
12 105 (22.93%) Python
13 102 (22.27%) Investment Banking
14 101 (22.05%) Electronic Trading
15 100 (21.83%) Data Structures
16 85 (18.56%) Algorithms
17 83 (18.12%) Computer Science
18 80 (17.47%) .NET
19 74 (16.16%) Wealth Management
19 74 (16.16%) Test Automation
20 71 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
21 67 (14.63%) QA
22 65 (14.19%) Asset Management
23 64 (13.97%) Retail Banking
23 64 (13.97%) Oracle
23 64 (13.97%) Risk Management
24 63 (13.76%) C

Algorithmic Trading
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 18 (3.93%) Oracle Coherence
2 15 (3.28%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.66%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.22%) Apache
4 1 (0.22%) Confluence
4 1 (0.22%) Ethereum
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.75%) SaaS
3 6 (1.31%) GitHub
4 4 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.87%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.06%) LAN
1 14 (3.06%) WAN
2 13 (2.84%) IPsec
2 13 (2.84%) VPN
3 7 (1.53%) SSH
4 6 (1.31%) Firewall
5 5 (1.09%) DHCP
5 5 (1.09%) DNS
5 5 (1.09%) HTTP
5 5 (1.09%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.09%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.66%) Multicast
7 1 (0.22%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.37%) Oracle Database
3 16 (3.49%) Hadoop
4 15 (3.28%) Big Data
5 11 (2.40%) KDB
6 8 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.53%) MySQL
8 5 (1.09%) InfluxDB
8 5 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.09%) SQLite
9 4 (0.87%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.87%) Flink
10 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.66%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.66%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.44%) HBase
11 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.44%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 11 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.97%) JUnit
2 9 (1.97%) TeamCity
3 8 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.53%) Maven
5 5 (1.09%) Gerrit
5 5 (1.09%) GoogleTest
5 5 (1.09%) Mockito
6 4 (0.87%) Ant
6 4 (0.87%) EasyMock
6 4 (0.87%) Gradle
7 3 (0.66%) JIRA
8 2 (0.44%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (0.44%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.22%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 185 (40.39%) Finance
2 151 (32.97%) Front Office
3 147 (32.10%) Banking
4 102 (22.27%) Investment Banking
5 64 (13.97%) Retail Banking
6 40 (8.73%) Games
7 8 (1.75%) Advertising
8 6 (1.31%) Back Office
8 6 (1.31%) Legal
9 5 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.22%) International Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 314 (68.56%) Developer
2 170 (37.12%) Java Developer
3 79 (17.25%) C# Developer
4 58 (12.66%) Low Latency Java Developer
5 57 (12.45%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
5 57 (12.45%) Market Data Developer
6 41 (8.95%) Applications Support
7 37 (8.08%) Analyst
8 36 (7.86%) Senior Developer
9 33 (7.21%) Quantitative Developer
10 31 (6.77%) C++ Developer
11 25 (5.46%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
12 22 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
12 22 (4.80%) Python Developer
13 21 (4.59%) FIX Analyst
14 20 (4.37%) Applications Engineer
14 20 (4.37%) Applications Support Engineer
14 20 (4.37%) Java Quantitative Developer
14 20 (4.37%) Support Engineer
15 19 (4.15%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (17.47%) .NET
2 52 (11.35%) FIX Protocol
3 45 (9.83%) Akka
4 37 (8.08%) Reactive Extensions
5 32 (6.99%) WPF
6 25 (5.46%) WinForms
7 16 (3.49%) Kafka
7 16 (3.49%) Spring
8 14 (3.06%) React
9 10 (2.18%) Hibernate
10 9 (1.97%) JMS
11 7 (1.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 6 (1.31%) Django
12 6 (1.31%) GraphX
12 6 (1.31%) HTML
12 6 (1.31%) HTML5
12 6 (1.31%) J2SE
12 6 (1.31%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (1.09%) LAMP
13 5 (1.09%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 151 (32.97%) Equities
1 151 (32.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 115 (25.11%) Derivative
3 100 (21.83%) Data Structures
4 85 (18.56%) Algorithms
5 83 (18.12%) Computer Science
6 59 (12.88%) Greenfield Project
7 56 (12.23%) Fixed Income
8 46 (10.04%) Hedge funds
9 40 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (7.42%) Fintech
11 15 (3.28%) Credit Risk
11 15 (3.28%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (1.53%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.66%) EPoS
15 2 (0.44%) Bitcoin
15 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
15 2 (0.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 2 (0.44%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 158 (34.50%) Linux
2 54 (11.79%) Unix
3 36 (7.86%) Windows
4 13 (2.84%) CentOS
5 11 (2.40%) Solaris
6 10 (2.18%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.75%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (33.19%) Low Latency
2 150 (32.75%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (26.20%) Multithreading
4 101 (22.05%) Electronic Trading
5 74 (16.16%) Test Automation
5 74 (16.16%) Wealth Management
6 71 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (14.19%) Asset Management
8 64 (13.97%) Risk Management
9 61 (13.32%) E-Commerce
10 58 (12.66%) Regression Testing
11 51 (11.14%) Mathematics
12 46 (10.04%) TDD
13 39 (8.52%) Market Making
14 37 (8.08%) OOA/OOD
14 37 (8.08%) OOD
14 37 (8.08%) Systematic Trading
15 36 (7.86%) Automated Trading
16 33 (7.21%) Proprietary Trading
17 27 (5.90%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 220 (48.03%) Java
2 136 (29.69%) SQL
3 126 (27.51%) C++
4 115 (25.11%) C#
5 105 (22.93%) Python
6 63 (13.76%) C
7 40 (8.73%) F#
8 30 (6.55%) Shell Script
9 27 (5.90%) Perl
10 22 (4.80%) Bash Shell
11 17 (3.71%) Scala
12 13 (2.84%) JavaScript
13 6 (1.31%) Ruby
14 5 (1.09%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.09%) R
15 4 (0.87%) ECMAScript
15 4 (0.87%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.44%) VBA
18 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (13.76%) Degree
2 17 (3.71%) PhD
3 10 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.44%) CCNA
4 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (14.63%) QA
System Software
1 9 (1.97%) Docker
2 6 (1.31%) Apache Flume
3 5 (1.09%) LXC
3 5 (1.09%) vSphere
4 4 (0.87%) GridGain
5 2 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.44%) HDFS
5 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.22%) Firmware
6 1 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (1.97%) Nagios
2 8 (1.75%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (1.31%) Ansible
3 6 (1.31%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.31%) Mesos
3 6 (1.31%) Puppet
4 5 (1.09%) CFEngine
4 5 (1.09%) Cobbler
4 5 (1.09%) collectd
4 5 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.09%) rkt
4 5 (1.09%) yum
5 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 64 (13.97%) Oracle
2 21 (4.59%) Bloomberg
3 17 (3.71%) Microsoft
3 17 (3.71%) Sybase
4 16 (3.49%) Reuters
5 15 (3.28%) CQG
6 14 (3.06%) TIBCO
7 12 (2.62%) Solace
8 11 (2.40%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.75%) Dell
9 8 (1.75%) Fidessa
9 8 (1.75%) HP
10 5 (1.09%) Cisco
10 5 (1.09%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.09%) VMware
11 4 (0.87%) Tableau
12 2 (0.44%) Dynatrace
12 2 (0.44%) NetIQ
12 2 (0.44%) Splunk
13 1 (0.22%) Progress