Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Proprietary Trading skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Proprietary Trading over the 6 months to 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Proprietary Trading (Prop Trading)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1067 1003 1077
Rank change year-on-year -64 +74 -57
Permanent jobs citing Proprietary Trading 100 166 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.099% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 78 147 171
England median annual salary £85,000 £70,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +19.30%
10th Percentile £54,250 £47,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £132,500 £120,000 £146,250
UK median annual salary £85,000 £70,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +19.30%

Proprietary 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 147,421 151,694 172,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.66% 90.73% 90.05%
Number of salaries quoted 118,622 122,984 145,020
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,056 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.92% +3.28% -

Proprietary Trading
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Proprietary Trading in England

Proprietary Trading
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Proprietary Trading in England

Proprietary Trading
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Proprietary Trading in England over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Proprietary Trading in England

Proprietary 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 Proprietary Trading within the England region over the 6 months to 19 July 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 -48 96 £88,750 +26.79% 19
South West - 4 £48,750 -
Proprietary Trading
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT jobs citing Proprietary 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 Proprietary Trading.

1 44 (44.00%) C#
2 35 (35.00%) Low Latency
3 34 (34.00%) Python
4 33 (33.00%) Linux
5 31 (31.00%) C++
6 30 (30.00%) Finance
7 27 (27.00%) Front Office
8 26 (26.00%) Equities
9 24 (24.00%) Hedge funds
10 22 (22.00%) Banking
10 22 (22.00%) .NET
11 21 (21.00%) Perl
11 21 (21.00%) Algorithms
12 20 (20.00%) Java
13 19 (19.00%) Investment Banking
13 19 (19.00%) Algorithmic Trading
14 18 (18.00%) Market Making
15 17 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (17.00%) Degree
16 16 (16.00%) Mathematics
16 16 (16.00%) HTML
17 15 (15.00%) JavaScript
17 15 (15.00%) Risk Management
17 15 (15.00%) FIX Protocol
17 15 (15.00%) Relational Database
18 14 (14.00%) Fintech
18 14 (14.00%) High Availability
18 14 (14.00%) Greenfield Project
18 14 (14.00%) WPF
19 13 (13.00%) SQL

Proprietary 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 1 (1.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) Google Play
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) AMQP
2 4 (4.00%) BGP
2 4 (4.00%) tcpdump
3 3 (3.00%) Multicast
3 3 (3.00%) OSPF
4 2 (2.00%) Firewall
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.00%) DNS
5 1 (1.00%) LAN
5 1 (1.00%) MPLS
5 1 (1.00%) NX-OS
5 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 12 (12.00%) MySQL
3 6 (6.00%) Big Data
3 6 (6.00%) DB2
3 6 (6.00%) Sybase ASE
4 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.00%) Blockchain
5 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Mocha
1 4 (4.00%) NUnit
1 4 (4.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (3.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.00%) GitLab
4 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (30.00%) Finance
2 27 (27.00%) Front Office
3 22 (22.00%) Banking
4 19 (19.00%) Investment Banking
5 6 (6.00%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (54.00%) Developer
2 26 (26.00%) C# Developer
3 13 (13.00%) C++ Developer
4 12 (12.00%) Analyst
5 11 (11.00%) Software Developer
6 10 (10.00%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
7 9 (9.00%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
7 9 (9.00%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (8.00%) Business Analyst
8 8 (8.00%) Data Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) FIX Analyst
8 8 (8.00%) FIX Business Analyst
8 8 (8.00%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 8 (8.00%) Proprietary Trading Developer
8 8 (8.00%) Senior Data Engineer
9 7 (7.00%) Senior Developer
10 6 (6.00%) C# Software Developer
10 6 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (5.00%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.00%) .NET
2 16 (16.00%) HTML
3 15 (15.00%) FIX Protocol
4 14 (14.00%) WPF
5 12 (12.00%) HTML5
6 10 (10.00%) WinForms
7 9 (9.00%) CSS
8 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET
8 7 (7.00%) Middleware
9 6 (6.00%) React
10 5 (5.00%) Kafka
11 4 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (4.00%) NancyFx
11 4 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (4.00%) Web Services
12 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
13 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (2.00%) RESTful
14 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1 (1.00%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.00%) Equities
2 24 (24.00%) Hedge funds
3 21 (21.00%) Algorithms
4 14 (14.00%) Fintech
4 14 (14.00%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 8 (8.00%) Derivative
7 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (7.00%) Data Structures
8 6 (6.00%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (5.00%) Animation
9 5 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
10 2 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (1.00%) Fixed Income
11 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
11 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
11 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (33.00%) Linux
2 7 (7.00%) Unix
3 5 (5.00%) Android
4 4 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.00%) CentOS
6 2 (2.00%) Windows
7 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.00%) Low Latency
2 19 (19.00%) Algorithmic Trading
3 18 (18.00%) Market Making
4 17 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (16.00%) Mathematics
6 15 (15.00%) Risk Management
7 14 (14.00%) High Availability
8 12 (12.00%) Multithreading
8 12 (12.00%) Statistical Modelling
9 11 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (10.00%) Systematic Trading
10 10 (10.00%) TDD
11 9 (9.00%) Asynchronous Programming
11 9 (9.00%) Multithreaded Programming
11 9 (9.00%) MVVM
12 8 (8.00%) DevOps
13 7 (7.00%) Investment Management
13 7 (7.00%) Open Source
13 7 (7.00%) Quantitative Trading
13 7 (7.00%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 44 (44.00%) C#
2 34 (34.00%) Python
3 31 (31.00%) C++
4 21 (21.00%) Perl
5 20 (20.00%) Java
6 15 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 13 (13.00%) SQL
8 8 (8.00%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.00%) Ruby
10 2 (2.00%) F#
10 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.00%) C
11 1 (1.00%) R
11 1 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (17.00%) Degree
2 5 (5.00%) PhD
3 4 (4.00%) Master's Degree
4 3 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.00%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.00%) CCNP
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.00%) Ansible
1 3 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.00%) Puppet
1 3 (3.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (7.00%) Google
1 7 (7.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.00%) Sybase
3 2 (2.00%) Arista
3 2 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (1.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.00%) Sun