Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
England > London
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 589 507 689
Rank change year-on-year -82 +182 +53
Permanent jobs citing KDB 90 41 60
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.62% 0.52% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 70 32 51
10th Percentile £72,500 £77,750 £66,250
25th Percentile £76,250 £98,750 £70,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £83,750 £120,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year -30.21% +33.33% -10.00%
75th Percentile £112,500 £250,000 £115,000
90th Percentile £130,000 " £137,500
England median annual salary £83,750 £120,000 £90,000
% change year-on-year -30.21% +33.33% -10.00%

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 14,430 7,864 16,600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 31.85% 28.22% 29.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8,727 6,375 14,005
10th Percentile £44,000 £41,250 £38,750
25th Percentile £53,750 £51,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £89,375 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £101,250 £96,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

KDB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing KDB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for KDB in London

KDB
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing KDB in London.

Salary trend for KDB in London

KDB
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing KDB in London over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021. 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 +14 24 £130,000 +13.04% 1
KDB
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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 68 (75.56%) Python
2 67 (74.44%) Java
3 54 (60.00%) Finance
4 53 (58.89%) Front Office
5 41 (45.56%) Linux
6 38 (42.22%) Analytics
7 36 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (34.44%) Unix
9 29 (32.22%) Banking
9 29 (32.22%) Electronic Trading
10 26 (28.89%) Azure
10 26 (28.89%) Algorithms
10 26 (28.89%) SQL
11 25 (27.78%) Apache Spark
12 24 (26.67%) AWS
13 23 (25.56%) Derivative
13 23 (25.56%) Apache Cassandra
14 22 (24.44%) Test Automation
14 22 (24.44%) Fixed Income
15 21 (23.33%) Multithreading
15 21 (23.33%) MongoDB
16 20 (22.22%) Greenplum
16 20 (22.22%) Big Data
16 20 (22.22%) Relational Database
16 20 (22.22%) OOD
16 20 (22.22%) OO
16 20 (22.22%) Data Structures
16 20 (22.22%) Snowflake
17 19 (21.11%) Social Skills
17 19 (21.11%) Spring

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 25 (27.78%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.33%) Jupyter
3 2 (2.22%) Apache Airflow
Cloud Services
1 26 (28.89%) Azure
2 24 (26.67%) AWS
3 20 (22.22%) Snowflake
4 2 (2.22%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.11%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.11%) InfiniBand
1 1 (1.11%) LAN
1 1 (1.11%) Multicast
1 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 21 (23.33%) MongoDB
3 20 (22.22%) Big Data
3 20 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 10 (11.11%) Kdb+
5 3 (3.33%) Data Lake
5 3 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.22%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.22%) Presto
6 2 (2.22%) Tick Data
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 6 (6.67%) JIRA
2 5 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.11%) Maven
3 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
General
1 54 (60.00%) Finance
2 53 (58.89%) Front Office
3 29 (32.22%) Banking
4 19 (21.11%) Social Skills
5 14 (15.56%) Investment Banking
6 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.44%) Advertising
8 2 (2.22%) Retail
9 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.11%) Games
9 1 (1.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 77 (85.56%) Developer
2 45 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 26 (28.89%) Senior Developer
3 26 (28.89%) Senior Java Developer
4 19 (21.11%) KDB Developer
5 8 (8.89%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 8 (8.89%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 8 (8.89%) Front Office Developer
6 7 (7.78%) Python Developer
7 6 (6.67%) Lead Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Data Visualisation Developer
8 4 (4.44%) HTML Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Head of Analytics
9 3 (3.33%) Quantitative Developer
10 2 (2.22%) Analytics Developer
10 2 (2.22%) Data Engineer
10 2 (2.22%) E-Commerce Developer
10 2 (2.22%) Junior
10 2 (2.22%) Senior Data Engineer
11 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.11%) Spring
2 8 (8.89%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (8.89%) ZeroMQ
3 7 (7.78%) Protocol Buffers
4 4 (4.44%) HTML
4 4 (4.44%) HTML5
4 4 (4.44%) pytest
5 3 (3.33%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.22%) .NET
6 2 (2.22%) Kafka
6 2 (2.22%) Matplotlib
6 2 (2.22%) NumPy
6 2 (2.22%) Pandas
6 2 (2.22%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.89%) Algorithms
2 23 (25.56%) Derivative
3 22 (24.44%) Fixed Income
4 20 (22.22%) Data Structures
5 17 (18.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (8.89%) Equities
7 6 (6.67%) Virtual Team
8 3 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.11%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.11%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 41 (45.56%) Linux
2 31 (34.44%) Unix
3 10 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (42.22%) Analytics
2 36 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (32.22%) Electronic Trading
4 22 (24.44%) Test Automation
5 21 (23.33%) Multithreading
6 20 (22.22%) OO
6 20 (22.22%) OOD
7 16 (17.78%) Full Stack Development
7 16 (17.78%) Garbage Collection
8 15 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (13.33%) Algorithmic Trading
10 10 (11.11%) Low Latency
11 9 (10.00%) Data Analytics
12 8 (8.89%) Machine Learning
13 7 (7.78%) Change Control
13 7 (7.78%) Defect Management
13 7 (7.78%) High Availability
13 7 (7.78%) Open Source
14 6 (6.67%) Fintech
14 6 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 68 (75.56%) Python
2 67 (74.44%) Java
3 26 (28.89%) SQL
4 10 (11.11%) C++
5 9 (10.00%) Perl
5 9 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 8 (8.89%) C#
7 7 (7.78%) Scala
8 4 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.33%) C
9 3 (3.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (2.22%) Degree
1 2 (2.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) Ansible
2 2 (2.22%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (2.22%) Oozie
2 2 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (22.22%) Greenplum
2 9 (10.00%) ION Trading
3 7 (7.78%) Google
4 6 (6.67%) Bloomberg
4 6 (6.67%) Oracle
4 6 (6.67%) Sybase
5 3 (3.33%) Sun
5 3 (3.33%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.33%) Tradeweb
6 2 (2.22%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.11%) Murex
7 1 (1.11%) Solace
7 1 (1.11%) Solarflare