Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Algo Trading
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 456 495 423
Rank change year-on-year +39 -72 +49
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 452 376 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.60% 0.50% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.55% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 300 341 567
London median annual salary £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £112,500 £112,500
England 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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 68869 67817 79798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.63% 90.61% 89.56%
Number of salaries quoted 52972 58374 67234
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Algorithmic Trading
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Algorithmic Trading in London

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Algorithmic Trading in London

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Algorithmic Trading in London

Algorithmic Trading
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading within the London region over the 6 months to 20 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
Central London +35 102 £90,000 -5.26% 11
East London -3 1 £72,500 +7.41%
Algorithmic Trading
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region with a requirement for Algorithmic Trading.

1 220 (48.67%) Java
2 183 (40.49%) Finance
3 157 (34.73%) Linux
4 152 (33.63%) Low Latency
5 150 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
6 149 (32.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 148 (32.74%) Front Office
7 148 (32.74%) Equities
8 147 (32.52%) Banking
9 130 (28.76%) SQL
10 126 (27.88%) C++
11 120 (26.55%) Multithreading
12 114 (25.22%) Derivative
13 113 (25.00%) C#
14 104 (23.01%) Python
15 102 (22.57%) Investment Banking
16 100 (22.12%) Data Structures
17 99 (21.90%) Electronic Trading
18 85 (18.81%) Algorithms
19 82 (18.14%) Computer Science
20 80 (17.70%) .NET
21 74 (16.37%) Wealth Management
21 74 (16.37%) Test Automation
22 71 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
23 67 (14.82%) QA
24 65 (14.38%) Asset Management
25 64 (14.16%) Retail Banking
26 63 (13.94%) C
26 63 (13.94%) Risk Management
27 62 (13.72%) Degree

Algorithmic Trading
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 18 (3.98%) Oracle Coherence
2 15 (3.32%) 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 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.77%) SaaS
3 6 (1.33%) GitHub
4 4 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.88%) 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 (3.10%) LAN
1 14 (3.10%) WAN
2 13 (2.88%) IPsec
2 13 (2.88%) VPN
3 7 (1.55%) SSH
4 6 (1.33%) Firewall
5 5 (1.11%) DHCP
5 5 (1.11%) DNS
5 5 (1.11%) HTTP
5 5 (1.11%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.11%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.66%) Multicast
7 1 (0.22%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.20%) Oracle Database
3 16 (3.54%) Hadoop
4 15 (3.32%) Big Data
5 11 (2.43%) KDB
6 8 (1.77%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.33%) MySQL
8 5 (1.11%) InfluxDB
8 5 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.11%) SQLite
9 4 (0.88%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.88%) 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 (2.43%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.99%) JUnit
2 9 (1.99%) TeamCity
3 8 (1.77%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.55%) Maven
5 5 (1.11%) Gerrit
5 5 (1.11%) GoogleTest
5 5 (1.11%) Mockito
6 4 (0.88%) Ant
6 4 (0.88%) EasyMock
6 4 (0.88%) 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
1 183 (40.49%) Finance
2 148 (32.74%) Front Office
3 147 (32.52%) Banking
4 102 (22.57%) Investment Banking
5 64 (14.16%) Retail Banking
6 40 (8.85%) Games
7 8 (1.77%) Advertising
8 6 (1.33%) Back Office
8 6 (1.33%) Legal
9 5 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.88%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.22%) International Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 312 (69.03%) Developer
2 170 (37.61%) Java Developer
3 77 (17.04%) C# Developer
4 58 (12.83%) Low Latency Java Developer
5 57 (12.61%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
5 57 (12.61%) Market Data Developer
6 40 (8.85%) Applications Support
7 36 (7.96%) Senior Developer
8 35 (7.74%) Analyst
9 33 (7.30%) Quantitative Developer
10 31 (6.86%) C++ Developer
11 25 (5.53%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
12 22 (4.87%) Linux Engineer
12 22 (4.87%) Python Developer
13 21 (4.65%) FIX Analyst
14 20 (4.42%) Applications Engineer
14 20 (4.42%) Applications Support Engineer
14 20 (4.42%) Java Quantitative Developer
14 20 (4.42%) Support Engineer
15 19 (4.20%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (17.70%) .NET
2 52 (11.50%) FIX Protocol
3 45 (9.96%) Akka
4 37 (8.19%) Reactive Extensions
5 32 (7.08%) WPF
6 25 (5.53%) WinForms
7 16 (3.54%) Kafka
7 16 (3.54%) Spring
8 13 (2.88%) React
9 10 (2.21%) Hibernate
10 9 (1.99%) JMS
11 7 (1.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 6 (1.33%) Django
12 6 (1.33%) GraphX
12 6 (1.33%) HTML
12 6 (1.33%) HTML5
12 6 (1.33%) J2SE
12 6 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (1.11%) LAMP
13 5 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 149 (32.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 148 (32.74%) Equities
3 114 (25.22%) Derivative
4 100 (22.12%) Data Structures
5 85 (18.81%) Algorithms
6 82 (18.14%) Computer Science
7 58 (12.83%) Greenfield Project
8 56 (12.39%) Fixed Income
9 44 (9.73%) Hedge funds
10 39 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (7.52%) Fintech
12 15 (3.32%) Credit Risk
12 15 (3.32%) Equity Derivative
13 7 (1.55%) N-Tier
14 6 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.66%) EPoS
16 2 (0.44%) Bitcoin
16 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
16 2 (0.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 2 (0.44%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 157 (34.73%) Linux
2 50 (11.06%) Unix
3 35 (7.74%) Windows
4 13 (2.88%) CentOS
5 11 (2.43%) Solaris
6 10 (2.21%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.77%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (33.63%) Low Latency
2 150 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (26.55%) Multithreading
4 99 (21.90%) Electronic Trading
5 74 (16.37%) Test Automation
5 74 (16.37%) Wealth Management
6 71 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (14.38%) Asset Management
8 63 (13.94%) Risk Management
9 61 (13.50%) E-Commerce
10 58 (12.83%) Regression Testing
11 51 (11.28%) Mathematics
12 46 (10.18%) TDD
13 39 (8.63%) Market Making
14 37 (8.19%) OOA/OOD
14 37 (8.19%) OOD
15 36 (7.96%) Systematic Trading
16 35 (7.74%) Automated Trading
17 33 (7.30%) Proprietary Trading
18 27 (5.97%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 220 (48.67%) Java
2 130 (28.76%) SQL
3 126 (27.88%) C++
4 113 (25.00%) C#
5 104 (23.01%) Python
6 63 (13.94%) C
7 40 (8.85%) F#
8 30 (6.64%) Shell Script
9 26 (5.75%) Perl
10 19 (4.20%) Bash Shell
11 17 (3.76%) Scala
12 12 (2.65%) JavaScript
13 6 (1.33%) Ruby
14 5 (1.11%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.11%) R
15 4 (0.88%) ECMAScript
15 4 (0.88%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.44%) VBA
18 1 (0.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 62 (13.72%) Degree
2 17 (3.76%) PhD
3 10 (2.21%) 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 (14.82%) QA
System Software
1 9 (1.99%) Docker
2 6 (1.33%) Apache Flume
3 5 (1.11%) LXC
3 5 (1.11%) vSphere
4 4 (0.88%) 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 (1.99%) Nagios
2 8 (1.77%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (1.33%) Ansible
3 6 (1.33%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.33%) Mesos
3 6 (1.33%) Puppet
4 5 (1.11%) CFEngine
4 5 (1.11%) Cobbler
4 5 (1.11%) collectd
4 5 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.11%) rkt
4 5 (1.11%) yum
5 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (13.27%) Oracle
2 21 (4.65%) Bloomberg
3 17 (3.76%) Microsoft
4 16 (3.54%) Reuters
5 15 (3.32%) CQG
6 14 (3.10%) TIBCO
7 13 (2.88%) Sybase
8 12 (2.65%) Solace
9 11 (2.43%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.77%) Dell
10 8 (1.77%) Fidessa
10 8 (1.77%) HP
11 5 (1.11%) Cisco
11 5 (1.11%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.11%) VMware
12 4 (0.88%) Tableau
13 2 (0.44%) Dynatrace
13 2 (0.44%) NetIQ
13 2 (0.44%) Splunk
14 1 (0.22%) Progress