Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Kdb+ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Kdb+ over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems Kdb+
England > London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 775 805 797
Rank change year-on-year +30 -8 +126
Permanent jobs citing Kdb+ 42 55 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.061% 0.074% 0.085%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.19% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 33 43 67
London median annual salary £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% - +27.59%
10th Percentile £60,000 £71,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £138,750 £122,250 £112,500
England median annual salary £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
% change year-on-year +2.70% - +27.59%

Kdb+ is in the Databases and Business Intelligence 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 database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 21,805 21,920 24,315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 31.44% 29.61% 29.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17,207 17,920 21,231
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Kdb+
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Kdb+ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Kdb+ in London

Kdb+
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Kdb+ in London

Kdb+
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kdb+ in London over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Kdb+ in London

Kdb+
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kdb+ within the London region over the 6 months to 15 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
Central London -36 3 - - 2
Kdb+
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT jobs citing Kdb+ 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 London region with a requirement for Kdb+.

1 42 (100.00%) KDB
2 39 (92.86%) Java
3 31 (73.81%) Finance
4 18 (42.86%) Python
4 18 (42.86%) Analytics
5 15 (35.71%) Unit Testing
6 14 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (33.33%) Apache Spark
6 14 (33.33%) C
6 14 (33.33%) Data Science
7 13 (30.95%) C++
8 12 (28.57%) Equities
8 12 (28.57%) Data Analytics
8 12 (28.57%) Degree
9 11 (26.19%) Machine Learning
9 11 (26.19%) SQL
10 10 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (23.81%) Backtesting
11 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
11 9 (21.43%) C#
12 8 (19.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (19.05%) Banking
12 8 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (16.67%) Master's Degree
13 7 (16.67%) Multithreading
13 7 (16.67%) Hadoop
13 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (14.29%) Mentoring

Kdb+
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 14 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 5 (11.90%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (11.90%) Google App Engine
3 5 (11.90%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (11.90%) IaaS
3 5 (11.90%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (11.90%) PaaS
3 5 (11.90%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (100.00%) KDB
2 14 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 5 (11.90%) Big Data
4 5 (11.90%) Hazelcast
4 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
4 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
4 5 (11.90%) SAP HANA
4 5 (11.90%) Tick Data
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
6 2 (4.76%) DB2
6 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Maven
2 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.76%) Robot Framework
5 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (73.81%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Investment Banking
4 4 (9.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 28 (66.67%) Developer
2 17 (40.48%) KDB Developer
3 10 (23.81%) Python Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Lead Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Java Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Java Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Quantitative Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Associate Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Data Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Data Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Support Specialist
8 1 (2.38%) Systems Support
8 1 (2.38%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) Akka
1 5 (11.90%) Hibernate
1 5 (11.90%) JAX-RS
1 5 (11.90%) REST
1 5 (11.90%) SOAP
1 5 (11.90%) Spring
1 5 (11.90%) Vert.x
2 4 (9.52%) HTML
2 4 (9.52%) Middleware
3 2 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (4.76%) JMS
3 2 (4.76%) NumPy
3 2 (4.76%) Rendezvous
3 2 (4.76%) scikit-learn
3 2 (4.76%) SciPy
3 2 (4.76%) TensorFlow
3 2 (4.76%) Theano
3 2 (4.76%) Ultra Messaging
3 2 (4.76%) Velocity
3 2 (4.76%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Equities
2 9 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 8 (19.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (9.52%) Derivative
6 3 (7.14%) Fintech
6 3 (7.14%) Hedge funds
7 2 (4.76%) Fixed Income
8 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
8 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Unix
2 3 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Analytics
2 15 (35.71%) Unit Testing
3 14 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (33.33%) Data Science
4 12 (28.57%) Data Analytics
5 11 (26.19%) Machine Learning
6 10 (23.81%) Backtesting
7 7 (16.67%) Multithreading
8 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 6 (14.29%) Workflow
9 5 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (11.90%) DevOps
9 5 (11.90%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 5 (11.90%) Electronic Trading
9 5 (11.90%) Migration
9 5 (11.90%) Multithreaded Programming
9 5 (11.90%) SOLID
10 4 (9.52%) Mathematics
10 4 (9.52%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 39 (92.86%) Java
2 18 (42.86%) Python
3 14 (33.33%) C
4 13 (30.95%) C++
5 11 (26.19%) SQL
6 9 (21.43%) C#
7 5 (11.90%) Java 8
8 3 (7.14%) MATLAB
8 3 (7.14%) R
8 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
8 3 (7.14%) VB
8 3 (7.14%) VBA
9 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Degree
2 8 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (16.67%) Master's Degree
4 4 (9.52%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) GigaSpaces
1 5 (11.90%) Google
1 5 (11.90%) IBM
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
1 5 (11.90%) Rackspace
1 5 (11.90%) SAP
1 5 (11.90%) Splunk
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) Reuters
4 2 (4.76%) Informatica
4 2 (4.76%) ION Trading
4 2 (4.76%) Sybase
4 2 (4.76%) TIBCO