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 30 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Algo Trading
UK
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 725 672 781
Rank change year-on-year -53 +109  
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 143 272 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 114 255 186
Median salary £90,000 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £50,000 £51,250
10% offered a salary of more than £106,750 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary - £55,000 -

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 76729 87484 94857
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.71% 89.09% 87.73%
Number of salaries quoted 62549 72857 77038
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 £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 30 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Algorithmic Trading in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 4 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 30 May 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 -50 143 £90,000 +12.50% 33
England -63 143 £90,000 +12.50% 33
City of London -13 21 £90,000 +20.00% 8
West End of London - 1 £50,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 157 (45.11%) Finance
2 133 (38.22%) Java
3 119 (34.20%) Low Latency
4 115 (33.05%) Linux
5 111 (31.90%) Multithreading
6 106 (30.46%) Front Office
7 94 (27.01%) Python
8 89 (25.57%) Electronic Trading
9 83 (23.85%) C++
10 80 (22.99%) SQL
11 79 (22.70%) Equities
11 79 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
12 77 (22.13%) C#
13 72 (20.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 71 (20.40%) Degree
15 70 (20.11%) Hedge funds
16 69 (19.83%) Unix
17 65 (18.68%) Computer Science
18 64 (18.39%) Algorithms
19 60 (17.24%) Banking
20 57 (16.38%) .NET
21 49 (14.08%) WPF
22 47 (13.51%) Greenfield Project
23 44 (12.64%) Mathematics
24 42 (12.07%) OO
25 41 (11.78%) Risk Management
26 40 (11.49%) Proprietary Trading
27 38 (10.92%) Investment Banking
28 37 (10.63%) Perl
29 35 (10.06%) FIX Protocol

Algorithmic Trading
Co-occurring 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 3 (0.86%) Apache Spark
1 3 (0.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.16%) GitHub
2 7 (2.01%) SaaS
3 4 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.16%) Multicast
2 8 (2.30%) DNS
3 7 (2.01%) Value-Added Service
4 6 (1.72%) IPsec
4 6 (1.72%) VPN
5 4 (1.15%) DHCP
5 4 (1.15%) Firewall
5 4 (1.15%) LAN
6 3 (0.86%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.57%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.57%) Internet
8 1 (0.29%) SSL
8 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.61%) Big Data
2 19 (5.46%) KDB
3 10 (2.87%) Kdb+
3 10 (2.87%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.30%) Data Mining
4 8 (2.30%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.30%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.01%) Tick Data
6 5 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.57%) HBase
8 2 (0.57%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.29%) GIS
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.16%) JIRA
4 9 (2.59%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.72%) Maven
6 3 (0.86%) Mocha
6 3 (0.86%) Mockito
7 2 (0.57%) Gradle
7 2 (0.57%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.57%) Moq
7 2 (0.57%) NUnit
8 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.29%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.29%) JMeter
8 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.29%) Selenium
8 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.29%) WebLOAD
General
1 157 (45.11%) Finance
2 106 (30.46%) Front Office
3 60 (17.24%) Banking
4 38 (10.92%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.59%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.01%) Prime Brokerage
7 5 (1.44%) Games
8 4 (1.15%) Retail
9 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 238 (68.39%) Developer
2 104 (29.89%) Java Developer
3 82 (23.56%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 50 (14.37%) C# Developer
5 48 (13.79%) C++ Developer
6 38 (10.92%) Senior Developer
7 34 (9.77%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
8 26 (7.47%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
9 25 (7.18%) Analyst
10 22 (6.32%) Applications Support
11 20 (5.75%) Python Developer
12 19 (5.46%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
13 17 (4.89%) Linux Engineer
13 17 (4.89%) Senior C++ Developer
14 15 (4.31%) Support Engineer
14 15 (4.31%) Test Manager
15 14 (4.02%) Linux Support
15 14 (4.02%) Quantitative Developer
15 14 (4.02%) Senior Java Developer
16 13 (3.74%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (16.38%) .NET
2 49 (14.08%) WPF
3 35 (10.06%) FIX Protocol
4 24 (6.90%) WinForms
5 19 (5.46%) Swing
6 18 (5.17%) J2SE
6 18 (5.17%) STL
7 14 (4.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 13 (3.74%) Pandas
9 12 (3.45%) NumPy
10 11 (3.16%) Java SE
11 8 (2.30%) OpenGL
11 8 (2.30%) REST
12 7 (2.01%) Akka
12 7 (2.01%) HTML
12 7 (2.01%) JMS
12 7 (2.01%) WCF
13 6 (1.72%) Java Concurrency
14 5 (1.44%) CSS
14 5 (1.44%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 79 (22.70%) Equities
2 72 (20.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 70 (20.11%) Hedge funds
4 65 (18.68%) Computer Science
5 64 (18.39%) Algorithms
6 47 (13.51%) Greenfield Project
7 35 (10.06%) Fintech
8 30 (8.62%) Data Structures
9 20 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (5.17%) Fixed Income
11 14 (4.02%) Derivative
12 8 (2.30%) CUDA
12 8 (2.30%) Data Centre
12 8 (2.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 4 (1.15%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.15%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.86%) Spread Betting
15 2 (0.57%) Eurex
15 2 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 115 (33.05%) Linux
2 69 (19.83%) Unix
3 20 (5.75%) Windows
4 8 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.01%) CentOS
5 7 (2.01%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.15%) Solaris
7 3 (0.86%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (34.20%) Low Latency
2 111 (31.90%) Multithreading
3 89 (25.57%) Electronic Trading
4 79 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (12.64%) Mathematics
6 42 (12.07%) OO
7 41 (11.78%) Risk Management
8 40 (11.49%) Proprietary Trading
9 35 (10.06%) Automated Trading
10 31 (8.91%) Multithreaded Programming
11 28 (8.05%) Software Engineering
12 26 (7.47%) Systematic Trading
13 25 (7.18%) Performance Tuning
14 24 (6.90%) Asynchronous Programming
14 24 (6.90%) MVVM
15 22 (6.32%) E-Commerce
15 22 (6.32%) Market Making
16 21 (6.03%) Analytics
16 21 (6.03%) Test Automation
17 20 (5.75%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 133 (38.22%) Java
2 94 (27.01%) Python
3 83 (23.85%) C++
4 80 (22.99%) SQL
5 77 (22.13%) C#
6 37 (10.63%) Perl
7 16 (4.60%) JavaScript
8 12 (3.45%) F#
9 10 (2.87%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.87%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.30%) C
10 8 (2.30%) Scala
11 7 (2.01%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.44%) R
13 3 (0.86%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.57%) VBA
15 1 (0.29%) ES6
15 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.29%) Ruby
15 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (20.40%) Degree
2 25 (7.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.87%) PhD
4 6 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.29%) CCNA
5 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.29%) ISEB
5 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.16%) QA
2 9 (2.59%) MiFID
3 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.29%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.57%) HDFS
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (3.74%) Ansible
2 9 (2.59%) CFEngine
3 6 (1.72%) Puppet
4 5 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (4.31%) Oracle
2 12 (3.45%) TIBCO
3 9 (2.59%) Bloomberg
3 9 (2.59%) Reuters
4 8 (2.30%) HP
5 7 (2.01%) CQG
5 7 (2.01%) Dell
6 6 (1.72%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.72%) Sybase
7 5 (1.44%) Splunk
8 3 (0.86%) Fidessa
8 3 (0.86%) Intel
9 2 (0.57%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.29%) Citrix
10 1 (0.29%) Currenex
10 1 (0.29%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.29%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.29%) Progress
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £150000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £140000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Gravitas Recruitment Group
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £85,000 to £100,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension contribution, discretionary
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £85,000 to £100,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London / West End
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Pension contribution, discretionary
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70,000 to £80,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £75000.00 - £95000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £120k to £150k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Acutest
Salary: Highly competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90,000 to £100,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago