Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Proprietary Trading (Prop Trading)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1033 990 1061
Rank change year-on-year -43 +71 +4
Permanent jobs citing Proprietary Trading 81 176 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% 0.12% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 62 154 138
England median annual salary £78,750 £67,500 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -20.59% +13.33%
10th Percentile £37,500 £47,875 £42,500
90th Percentile £131,250 £101,750 £146,250
UK median annual salary £78,750 £67,500 £85,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -20.59% +13.33%

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 139,739 150,680 163,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.07% 91.56% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 112,134 119,743 137,432
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -51 81 £78,750 +16.67% 15
Proprietary Trading
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 49 (60.49%) C#
2 31 (38.27%) C++
3 29 (35.80%) .NET
3 29 (35.80%) Finance
4 28 (34.57%) Front Office
5 26 (32.10%) Python
6 24 (29.63%) Degree
6 24 (29.63%) Mathematics
6 24 (29.63%) Algorithms
7 23 (28.40%) Computer Science
7 23 (28.40%) SQL
8 22 (27.16%) Low Latency
9 21 (25.93%) Linux
10 20 (24.69%) Algorithmic Trading
11 17 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (20.99%) JavaScript
11 17 (20.99%) Equities
12 16 (19.75%) Java
12 16 (19.75%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (19.75%) Market Making
13 14 (17.28%) Perl
13 14 (17.28%) TDD
14 12 (14.81%) MySQL
14 12 (14.81%) User Experience
14 12 (14.81%) Relational Database
14 12 (14.81%) Statistical Modelling
15 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (12.35%) Electronic Trading
16 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
17 9 (11.11%) Derivative

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 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) AMQP
2 1 (1.23%) BGP
2 1 (1.23%) MPLS
2 1 (1.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.81%) MySQL
1 12 (14.81%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.17%) Big Data
2 5 (6.17%) DB2
2 5 (6.17%) Sybase ASE
3 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Mocha
1 4 (4.94%) NUnit
1 4 (4.94%) SpecFlow
2 2 (2.47%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (35.80%) Finance
2 28 (34.57%) Front Office
3 7 (8.64%) Banking
4 6 (7.41%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (62.96%) Developer
2 26 (32.10%) C# Developer
3 18 (22.22%) Proprietary Trading Developer
4 14 (17.28%) C++ Developer
5 13 (16.05%) Junior
5 13 (16.05%) Junior Developer
6 12 (14.81%) Front Office Developer
6 12 (14.81%) Graduate
6 12 (14.81%) Graduate C# Developer
6 12 (14.81%) Graduate Developer
6 12 (14.81%) Junior C# Developer
7 11 (13.58%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (9.88%) .NET Software Engineer
8 8 (9.88%) C# Software Engineer
8 8 (9.88%) Data Engineer
8 8 (9.88%) Proprietary Trading Engineer
8 8 (9.88%) Senior Data Engineer
8 8 (9.88%) Software Engineer
9 7 (8.64%) Java Developer
9 7 (8.64%) Low Latency C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (35.80%) .NET
2 8 (9.88%) Middleware
3 6 (7.41%) Kafka
4 5 (6.17%) HTML
4 5 (6.17%) HTML5
4 5 (6.17%) React
5 4 (4.94%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (4.94%) NancyFx
5 4 (4.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (4.94%) WPF
6 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (2.47%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.47%) Reactive Extensions
8 1 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.23%) RESTful
8 1 (1.23%) WCF
8 1 (1.23%) Web Services
8 1 (1.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 24 (29.63%) Algorithms
2 23 (28.40%) Computer Science
3 17 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (20.99%) Equities
4 12 (14.81%) User Experience
5 9 (11.11%) Derivative
6 8 (9.88%) Data Structures
6 8 (9.88%) Fintech
7 5 (6.17%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (3.70%) Hedge funds
10 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.93%) Linux
2 5 (6.17%) Unix
3 2 (2.47%) Windows
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.63%) Mathematics
2 22 (27.16%) Low Latency
3 20 (24.69%) Algorithmic Trading
4 16 (19.75%) Market Making
4 16 (19.75%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (17.28%) TDD
6 12 (14.81%) Statistical Modelling
7 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (12.35%) Electronic Trading
8 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.88%) Physics
10 6 (7.41%) Quantitative Trading
10 6 (7.41%) Risk Management
10 6 (7.41%) Test Automation
11 5 (6.17%) Analytics
11 5 (6.17%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (6.17%) Innovative Thinking
11 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.17%) People Management
11 5 (6.17%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 49 (60.49%) C#
2 31 (38.27%) C++
3 26 (32.10%) Python
4 23 (28.40%) SQL
5 17 (20.99%) JavaScript
6 16 (19.75%) Java
7 14 (17.28%) Perl
8 2 (2.47%) F#
8 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.23%) R
9 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (29.63%) Degree
2 5 (6.17%) Master's Degree
3 4 (4.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) MiFID
1 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.17%) Sybase
3 2 (2.47%) Google
4 1 (1.23%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.23%) Sun