The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Algo Trading
UK
Rank 677 630 728
Rank change year-on-year -47 +98  
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 188 326 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.32% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 147 295 213
Median salary £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £101,000 £100,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £20,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +175.00%  

Algorithmic Trading is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75370 91581 93969
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.10% 88.56% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 61980 75773 76024
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Algorithmic Trading
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Algorithmic Trading as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Algorithmic Trading in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Algorithmic Trading in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Algorithmic Trading in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithmic Trading within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 187 £80,000 - 44
England -40 187 £80,000 - 44
City of London +17 40 £50,000 -39.39% 7
West End of London - 3 £52,500 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Mayfair - 1 £90,000 -

Algorithmic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 with a requirement for Algorithmic Trading.

1 231 (53.85%) Finance
2 196 (45.69%) Java
3 174 (40.56%) Low Latency
4 156 (36.36%) Linux
5 141 (32.87%) Multithreading
6 138 (32.17%) Electronic Trading
7 136 (31.70%) Equities
8 127 (29.60%) Algorithms
9 123 (28.67%) Unix
10 121 (28.21%) Python
11 120 (27.97%) Front Office
12 107 (24.94%) Banking
13 100 (23.31%) C++
14 97 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
15 84 (19.58%) Computer Science
16 83 (19.35%) Degree
17 81 (18.88%) Investment Banking
18 80 (18.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 71 (16.55%) C#
20 69 (16.08%) Hedge funds
21 68 (15.85%) SQL
22 62 (14.45%) Mathematics
23 58 (13.52%) Software Engineering
23 58 (13.52%) FIX Protocol
24 50 (11.66%) Perl
25 46 (10.72%) .NET
26 44 (10.26%) Risk Management
26 44 (10.26%) Data Structures
27 41 (9.56%) Proprietary Trading
28 40 (9.32%) JavaScript

Algorithmic Trading
Top Related IT Skills 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 6 (1.40%) Apache
2 4 (0.93%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.70%) Confluence
4 1 (0.23%) IPython
Applications
1 2 (0.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Advent Geneva
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.56%) GitHub
2 9 (2.10%) SaaS
3 4 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.26%) Multicast
2 12 (2.80%) DNS
3 9 (2.10%) FIX Connectivity
3 9 (2.10%) Internet
3 9 (2.10%) Value-Added Service
4 6 (1.40%) Firewall
4 6 (1.40%) Software-Defined Networking
5 4 (0.93%) DHCP
5 4 (0.93%) LAN
6 3 (0.70%) SSL
7 2 (0.47%) HTTP
7 2 (0.47%) IPsec
7 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.29%) KDB
2 23 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (3.96%) Big Data
4 11 (2.56%) Kdb+
5 9 (2.10%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.63%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.63%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.63%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.63%) Tick Data
7 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.47%) DB2
11 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.23%) GIS
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (5.13%) JIRA
2 20 (4.66%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.26%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.03%) Mocha
4 13 (3.03%) Mockito
5 12 (2.80%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.17%) Maven
7 3 (0.70%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.47%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.47%) Grunt
8 2 (0.47%) JSHint
8 2 (0.47%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.47%) Moq
8 2 (0.47%) NUnit
8 2 (0.47%) Selenium
9 1 (0.23%) GCC
9 1 (0.23%) GDB
9 1 (0.23%) JBehave
9 1 (0.23%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.23%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 231 (53.85%) Finance
2 120 (27.97%) Front Office
3 107 (24.94%) Banking
4 81 (18.88%) Investment Banking
5 33 (7.69%) Financial Institution
6 14 (3.26%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.10%) Prime Brokerage
8 3 (0.70%) Games
9 2 (0.47%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 307 (71.56%) Developer
2 155 (36.13%) Java Developer
3 88 (20.51%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 59 (13.75%) C++ Developer
5 45 (10.49%) Senior Developer
6 39 (9.09%) C# Developer
7 38 (8.86%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
8 31 (7.23%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 30 (6.99%) Python Developer
10 26 (6.06%) Analyst
11 23 (5.36%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
12 22 (5.13%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
13 20 (4.66%) Senior Java Developer
14 18 (4.20%) Senior C++ Developer
15 17 (3.96%) Applications Support
15 17 (3.96%) Front Office Developer
16 16 (3.73%) Core Java Developer
17 15 (3.50%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
18 14 (3.26%) Java Engineer
18 14 (3.26%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.52%) FIX Protocol
2 46 (10.72%) .NET
3 36 (8.39%) WPF
4 28 (6.53%) J2SE
5 26 (6.06%) Swing
6 24 (5.59%) STL
7 21 (4.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 19 (4.43%) Java SE
8 19 (4.43%) WinForms
9 17 (3.96%) Akka
10 16 (3.73%) Pandas
11 15 (3.50%) Play Framework
11 15 (3.50%) React
12 14 (3.26%) CSS
12 14 (3.26%) NumPy
13 13 (3.03%) HTML
14 10 (2.33%) Django
14 10 (2.33%) HTML5
15 9 (2.10%) OpenGL
16 8 (1.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 136 (31.70%) Equities
2 127 (29.60%) Algorithms
3 84 (19.58%) Computer Science
4 80 (18.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 69 (16.08%) Hedge funds
6 44 (10.26%) Data Structures
7 33 (7.69%) Fintech
8 31 (7.23%) Fixed Income
9 25 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (4.43%) Derivative
11 16 (3.73%) Client/Server
12 12 (2.80%) VWAP
13 10 (2.33%) Data Centre
13 10 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
14 9 (2.10%) CUDA
14 9 (2.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 9 (2.10%) TWAP
15 7 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (1.40%) N-Tier
17 3 (0.70%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 156 (36.36%) Linux
2 123 (28.67%) Unix
3 16 (3.73%) Windows
4 11 (2.56%) CentOS
4 11 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.23%) Android
6 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (40.56%) Low Latency
2 141 (32.87%) Multithreading
3 138 (32.17%) Electronic Trading
4 97 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (14.45%) Mathematics
6 58 (13.52%) Software Engineering
7 44 (10.26%) Risk Management
8 41 (9.56%) Proprietary Trading
9 39 (9.09%) OO
10 38 (8.86%) Performance Tuning
11 32 (7.46%) Concurrent Programming
12 29 (6.76%) E-Commerce
12 29 (6.76%) Market Making
13 28 (6.53%) TDD
14 27 (6.29%) Multithreaded Programming
15 23 (5.36%) Analytics
16 21 (4.90%) Systematic Trading
17 19 (4.43%) Asynchronous Programming
17 19 (4.43%) Machine Learning
17 19 (4.43%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 196 (45.69%) Java
2 121 (28.21%) Python
3 100 (23.31%) C++
4 71 (16.55%) C#
5 68 (15.85%) SQL
6 50 (11.66%) Perl
7 40 (9.32%) JavaScript
8 17 (3.96%) Scala
9 13 (3.03%) C
10 12 (2.80%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.10%) ES6
12 7 (1.63%) F#
13 5 (1.17%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.17%) R
14 4 (0.93%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.70%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.70%) VBA
16 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (19.35%) Degree
2 7 (1.63%) PhD
3 1 (0.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.43%) QA
2 9 (2.10%) MiFID
3 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.23%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (4.20%) Ansible
2 12 (2.80%) CFEngine
3 9 (2.10%) Puppet
4 7 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 18 (4.20%) TIBCO
2 14 (3.26%) Reuters
3 11 (2.56%) Dell
3 11 (2.56%) HP
3 11 (2.56%) Oracle
4 8 (1.86%) Red Hat
4 8 (1.86%) Sybase
5 6 (1.40%) Splunk
6 5 (1.17%) Bloomberg
6 5 (1.17%) Intel
7 3 (0.70%) Fidessa
8 2 (0.47%) CQG
9 1 (0.23%) Advent
9 1 (0.23%) Charles River
9 1 (0.23%) Citrix
9 1 (0.23%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.23%) Currenex
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.23%) Portware
9 1 (0.23%) Progress
London
Cititec
Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £130000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £130000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £120,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90,000 to £120,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + bonus+benefit package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energon Global
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £85,000 to £100,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Client Server
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £95k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £55,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago