Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems Kdb+
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 773 792 794
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2 +110
Permanent jobs citing Kdb+ 39 69 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.058% 0.091% 0.097%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.19% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 27 19 73
London median annual salary £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% - +60.87%
10th Percentile £54,000 £71,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £107,000 £127,500 £112,500
England median annual salary £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
% change year-on-year +2.70% - +60.87%

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 20,163 22,246 22,386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 30.17% 29.43% 29.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16,452 17,818 19,470
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 £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% +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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -7 3 - -
Kdb+
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 39 (100.00%) KDB
2 38 (97.44%) Java
3 31 (79.49%) Python
4 29 (74.36%) Analytics
5 26 (66.67%) Finance
5 26 (66.67%) Data Science
6 23 (58.97%) C
7 22 (56.41%) C++
7 22 (56.41%) Machine Learning
7 22 (56.41%) Apache Spark
7 22 (56.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (53.85%) Data Analytics
9 18 (46.15%) C#
9 18 (46.15%) Unit Testing
9 18 (46.15%) Backtesting
10 14 (35.90%) SQL
10 14 (35.90%) Degree
11 12 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (28.21%) Computer Science
13 10 (25.64%) Big Data
13 10 (25.64%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (23.08%) Master's Degree
14 9 (23.08%) Hadoop
15 8 (20.51%) Equities
16 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
17 6 (15.38%) Multithreading
17 6 (15.38%) QA
17 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
17 6 (15.38%) Front Office
17 6 (15.38%) Banking

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 22 (56.41%) Apache Spark
2 4 (10.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (10.26%) Google App Engine
3 4 (10.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (10.26%) IaaS
3 4 (10.26%) IBM Cloud
3 4 (10.26%) PaaS
3 4 (10.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) KDB
2 22 (56.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (25.64%) Big Data
4 9 (23.08%) Hadoop
5 5 (12.82%) Tick Data
6 4 (10.26%) Hazelcast
6 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
6 4 (10.26%) NoSQL
6 4 (10.26%) SAP HANA
7 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
8 2 (5.13%) DB2
9 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
9 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
1 5 (12.82%) Maven
2 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.13%) Robot Framework
General
1 26 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
2 6 (15.38%) Front Office
3 4 (10.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Developer
2 19 (48.72%) Python Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 5 (12.82%) C++ Developer
4 5 (12.82%) C++ Software Developer
4 5 (12.82%) C++/Java Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Java Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Java Software Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.26%) KDB Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Quantitative Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Associate Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Java Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.56%) Data Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) Akka
1 4 (10.26%) Hibernate
1 4 (10.26%) JAX-RS
1 4 (10.26%) Middleware
1 4 (10.26%) REST
1 4 (10.26%) SOAP
1 4 (10.26%) Spring
1 4 (10.26%) Vert.x
2 3 (7.69%) HTML
2 3 (7.69%) JMS
2 3 (7.69%) Rendezvous
3 2 (5.13%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (5.13%) NumPy
3 2 (5.13%) scikit-learn
3 2 (5.13%) SciPy
3 2 (5.13%) TensorFlow
3 2 (5.13%) Theano
3 2 (5.13%) Ultra Messaging
3 2 (5.13%) Velocity
3 2 (5.13%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Computer Science
2 8 (20.51%) Equities
3 6 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (10.26%) Derivative
5 3 (7.69%) Fintech
5 3 (7.69%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Unix
2 3 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Analytics
2 26 (66.67%) Data Science
3 22 (56.41%) Machine Learning
4 21 (53.85%) Data Analytics
5 18 (46.15%) Backtesting
5 18 (46.15%) Unit Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (15.38%) Multithreading
8 5 (12.82%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (10.26%) DevOps
9 4 (10.26%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 4 (10.26%) Electronic Trading
9 4 (10.26%) Microservices
9 4 (10.26%) Migration
9 4 (10.26%) Multithreaded Programming
9 4 (10.26%) SOLID
10 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
10 3 (7.69%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 38 (97.44%) Java
2 31 (79.49%) Python
3 23 (58.97%) C
4 22 (56.41%) C++
5 18 (46.15%) C#
6 14 (35.90%) SQL
7 4 (10.26%) Java 8
8 3 (7.69%) MATLAB
8 3 (7.69%) R
8 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
8 3 (7.69%) VB
8 3 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) Degree
2 10 (25.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (23.08%) Master's Degree
4 3 (7.69%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) GigaSpaces
1 4 (10.26%) Google
1 4 (10.26%) IBM
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.26%) Rackspace
1 4 (10.26%) SAP
1 4 (10.26%) Splunk
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) Reuters
2 3 (7.69%) TIBCO
3 2 (5.13%) Informatica
3 2 (5.13%) ION Trading
3 2 (5.13%) Sybase