Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Automated Trading skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Trading over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Trading
UK > England
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 970 1064 1036
Rank change year-on-year +94 -28 +1
Permanent jobs citing Automated Trading 173 112 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.068% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.074% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 156 104 181
England median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +20.83%
10th Percentile £46,375 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £111,750 £105,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +20.83%

Automated 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 143,792 151,600 168,665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.13% 91.52% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 115,332 121,306 142,374
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Automated Trading
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Automated Trading in England

Automated Trading
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Automated Trading in England

Automated Trading
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Trading in England over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Automated Trading in England

Automated 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 Automated Trading within the England region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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 +71 161 £70,000 -6.67% 18
East of England - 9 £70,000 -
South East - 2 £90,000 -
North of England - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Automated Trading
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing Automated Trading 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 England region with a requirement for Automated Trading.

1 114 (65.90%) Finance
2 96 (55.49%) Python
3 85 (49.13%) Degree
4 78 (45.09%) Java
5 60 (34.68%) Linux
6 59 (34.10%) Problem-Solving
7 58 (33.53%) SQL
8 57 (32.95%) C++
9 51 (29.48%) Front Office
10 49 (28.32%) Fintech
11 48 (27.75%) Algorithms
12 47 (27.17%) DevOps
12 47 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
13 46 (26.59%) Mathematics
14 40 (23.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 40 (23.12%) High-Frequency Trading
15 37 (21.39%) Unix
16 34 (19.65%) Fixed Income
17 33 (19.08%) Equities
17 33 (19.08%) Computer Science
18 32 (18.50%) Algorithmic Trading
18 32 (18.50%) Hedge funds
18 32 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (17.34%) QA
20 29 (16.76%) React
21 28 (16.18%) Electronic Trading
21 28 (16.18%) R
22 27 (15.61%) Bash Shell
23 26 (15.03%) Analytics
24 25 (14.45%) Low Latency

Automated 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 10 (5.78%) Tornado
2 6 (3.47%) Apache Airflow
2 6 (3.47%) Luigi
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (8.09%) Magento
2 3 (1.73%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.73%) Serverless
4 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.51%) BGP
1 13 (7.51%) EIGRP
1 13 (7.51%) Multicast
1 13 (7.51%) OSPF
2 4 (2.31%) Internet
3 3 (1.73%) Broadband
3 3 (1.73%) Intranet
3 3 (1.73%) VPN
4 1 (0.58%) DHCP
4 1 (0.58%) DNS
4 1 (0.58%) FTP
4 1 (0.58%) ICMP
4 1 (0.58%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.89%) Big Data
5 4 (2.31%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.31%) MySQL
6 3 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.73%) KDB
6 3 (1.73%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.73%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.16%) Kdb+
8 1 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (13.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.89%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.31%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.73%) Selenium
5 2 (1.16%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.16%) JIRA
5 2 (1.16%) Maven
6 1 (0.58%) Appium
6 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.58%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.58%) Subversion
6 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 114 (65.90%) Finance
2 51 (29.48%) Front Office
3 19 (10.98%) Banking
4 15 (8.67%) Investment Banking
4 15 (8.67%) Retail
5 14 (8.09%) Marketing
6 13 (7.51%) Legal
7 7 (4.05%) Back Office
8 5 (2.89%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (45.09%) Developer
2 47 (27.17%) Analyst
3 30 (17.34%) Python Developer
4 27 (15.61%) Java Developer
5 15 (8.67%) Linux Engineer
5 15 (8.67%) Systems Engineer
6 14 (8.09%) Business Analyst
6 14 (8.09%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 12 (6.94%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 11 (6.36%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (6.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (6.36%) Network Systems Engineer
9 10 (5.78%) Senior Developer
10 9 (5.20%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 9 (5.20%) Financial Analyst
11 8 (4.62%) React Developer
12 7 (4.05%) Development Analyst
12 7 (4.05%) Junior
12 7 (4.05%) Operations Analyst
13 6 (3.47%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.76%) React
2 17 (9.83%) FIX Protocol
3 15 (8.67%) AngularJS
3 15 (8.67%) Django
3 15 (8.67%) NumPy
3 15 (8.67%) Pandas
4 13 (7.51%) Flask
4 13 (7.51%) SciPy
5 6 (3.47%) CSS
5 6 (3.47%) Ember.js
5 6 (3.47%) HTML
5 6 (3.47%) Redux
6 5 (2.89%) WPF
7 4 (2.31%) J2EE
7 4 (2.31%) Torch
7 4 (2.31%) Web Services
8 3 (1.73%) .NET
8 3 (1.73%) Node.js
8 3 (1.73%) RESTful
9 2 (1.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 49 (28.32%) Fintech
2 48 (27.75%) Algorithms
3 40 (23.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 34 (19.65%) Fixed Income
5 33 (19.08%) Computer Science
5 33 (19.08%) Equities
6 32 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (18.50%) Hedge funds
7 24 (13.87%) Derivative
8 21 (12.14%) Data Structures
9 17 (9.83%) Exotic Derivative
10 15 (8.67%) User Experience
11 14 (8.09%) Market Risk
12 9 (5.20%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (1.73%) Cloud Native
14 3 (1.73%) iPad
14 3 (1.73%) iPhone
14 3 (1.73%) Mobile Computing
15 2 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 60 (34.68%) Linux
2 37 (21.39%) Unix
3 14 (8.09%) CentOS
3 14 (8.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (7.51%) Fedora
5 7 (4.05%) Windows
5 7 (4.05%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.73%) Android
7 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (34.10%) Problem-Solving
2 47 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (27.17%) DevOps
3 46 (26.59%) Mathematics
4 40 (23.12%) High-Frequency Trading
5 32 (18.50%) Algorithmic Trading
6 28 (16.18%) Electronic Trading
7 26 (15.03%) Analytics
8 25 (14.45%) Low Latency
8 25 (14.45%) Market Making
9 24 (13.87%) SDLC
10 21 (12.14%) E-Commerce
11 20 (11.56%) Software Engineering
12 19 (10.98%) Quantitative Analysis
13 17 (9.83%) Data Science
13 17 (9.83%) Project Management
13 17 (9.83%) Test Automation
14 16 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 15 (8.67%) Scrum
15 15 (8.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 96 (55.49%) Python
2 78 (45.09%) Java
3 58 (33.53%) SQL
4 57 (32.95%) C++
5 28 (16.18%) R
6 27 (15.61%) Bash Shell
7 24 (13.87%) C#
8 23 (13.29%) MATLAB
8 23 (13.29%) Perl
9 22 (12.72%) Shell Script
10 18 (10.40%) JavaScript
11 17 (9.83%) Korn
12 16 (9.25%) Ruby
13 14 (8.09%) Bourne shell
14 12 (6.94%) C
14 12 (6.94%) Go
15 6 (3.47%) Java 8
16 2 (1.16%) Cython
16 2 (1.16%) Haskell
17 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 85 (49.13%) Degree
2 22 (12.72%) Numerate Degree
3 14 (8.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (7.51%) RHCA
4 13 (7.51%) RHCE
4 13 (7.51%) RHCSA
5 10 (5.78%) PhD
6 7 (4.05%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.73%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.73%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (17.34%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 14 (8.09%) Docker
2 3 (1.73%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.05%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.89%) Ansible
3 4 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.31%) Puppet
4 2 (1.16%) Nagios
5 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.58%) Kibana
5 1 (0.58%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (9.83%) Red Hat
2 14 (8.09%) Demandware
2 14 (8.09%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (7.51%) Bloomberg
3 13 (7.51%) Cisco
4 11 (6.36%) Oracle
5 8 (4.62%) Fidessa
6 4 (2.31%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.31%) Google
7 3 (1.73%) Citrix
7 3 (1.73%) ION Trading
7 3 (1.73%) MarketAxess
7 3 (1.73%) Tradeweb
8 2 (1.16%) Dell
8 2 (1.16%) HP
8 2 (1.16%) IBM
9 1 (0.58%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.58%) SAP
9 1 (0.58%) Sybase
9 1 (0.58%) TIBCO