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

Algo Trading
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 666 634 747
Rank change year-on-year -32 +113  
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 188 326 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 146 297 212
Median salary £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.56% +3.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £36,900 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £101,250 £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 76216 92627 93645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.14% 88.57% 86.99%
Number of salaries quoted 62695 76706 75786
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 30 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 30 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 -33 187 £82,500 +3.12% 43
England -51 187 £82,500 +3.12% 43
City of London +5 40 £50,000 -33.33% 10
West End of London - 3 £52,500 -
Mayfair 0 1 £90,000 -10.00%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 228 (53.77%) Finance
2 194 (45.75%) Java
3 172 (40.57%) Low Latency
4 155 (36.56%) Linux
5 139 (32.78%) Multithreading
6 137 (32.31%) Electronic Trading
7 132 (31.13%) Equities
8 125 (29.48%) Algorithms
9 123 (29.01%) Unix
10 119 (28.07%) Python
10 119 (28.07%) Front Office
11 106 (25.00%) Banking
12 99 (23.35%) C++
13 95 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
14 84 (19.81%) Computer Science
15 83 (19.58%) Degree
16 80 (18.87%) Investment Banking
16 80 (18.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 71 (16.75%) C#
18 69 (16.27%) SQL
19 68 (16.04%) Hedge funds
20 58 (13.68%) FIX Protocol
21 57 (13.44%) Mathematics
21 57 (13.44%) Software Engineering
22 50 (11.79%) Perl
23 46 (10.85%) .NET
24 43 (10.14%) Risk Management
24 43 (10.14%) Data Structures
25 40 (9.43%) Proprietary Trading
26 39 (9.20%) JavaScript

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 5 (1.18%) Apache
2 4 (0.94%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.71%) Confluence
4 1 (0.24%) IPython
Applications
1 2 (0.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Advent Geneva
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.59%) GitHub
2 9 (2.12%) SaaS
3 4 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.30%) Multicast
2 12 (2.83%) DNS
3 9 (2.12%) Value-Added Service
4 8 (1.89%) FIX Connectivity
4 8 (1.89%) Internet
5 5 (1.18%) Firewall
5 5 (1.18%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (0.94%) DHCP
6 4 (0.94%) LAN
7 3 (0.71%) SSL
8 2 (0.47%) HTTP
8 2 (0.47%) IPsec
8 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.37%) KDB
2 22 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (4.25%) Big Data
4 11 (2.59%) Kdb+
5 9 (2.12%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.65%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.65%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.65%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.65%) Tick Data
7 5 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.47%) DB2
11 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.24%) GIS
11 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (5.19%) JIRA
2 20 (4.72%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.30%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.07%) Mocha
4 13 (3.07%) Mockito
5 12 (2.83%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.18%) Maven
7 3 (0.71%) 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 (0.24%) GCC
9 1 (0.24%) GDB
9 1 (0.24%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.24%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.24%) WebLOAD
General
1 228 (53.77%) Finance
2 119 (28.07%) Front Office
3 106 (25.00%) Banking
4 80 (18.87%) Investment Banking
5 32 (7.55%) Financial Institution
6 14 (3.30%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.12%) Prime Brokerage
8 3 (0.71%) Games
9 2 (0.47%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) German Language
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 303 (71.46%) Developer
2 154 (36.32%) Java Developer
3 88 (20.75%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 57 (13.44%) C++ Developer
5 45 (10.61%) Senior Developer
6 39 (9.20%) C# Developer
6 39 (9.20%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
7 30 (7.08%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 29 (6.84%) Python Developer
9 25 (5.90%) Analyst
10 22 (5.19%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 22 (5.19%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
11 20 (4.72%) Senior Java Developer
12 18 (4.25%) Senior C++ Developer
13 17 (4.01%) Applications Support
13 17 (4.01%) Front Office Developer
14 16 (3.77%) Core Java Developer
15 14 (3.30%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 14 (3.30%) Java Engineer
15 14 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.68%) FIX Protocol
2 46 (10.85%) .NET
3 36 (8.49%) WPF
4 28 (6.60%) J2SE
5 27 (6.37%) Swing
6 23 (5.42%) STL
7 20 (4.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 19 (4.48%) Java SE
8 19 (4.48%) WinForms
9 17 (4.01%) Akka
10 16 (3.77%) Pandas
11 15 (3.54%) Play Framework
11 15 (3.54%) React
12 14 (3.30%) NumPy
13 13 (3.07%) CSS
14 12 (2.83%) HTML
15 9 (2.12%) Django
15 9 (2.12%) HTML5
15 9 (2.12%) OpenGL
16 8 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 132 (31.13%) Equities
2 125 (29.48%) Algorithms
3 84 (19.81%) Computer Science
4 80 (18.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 68 (16.04%) Hedge funds
6 43 (10.14%) Data Structures
7 32 (7.55%) Fintech
8 30 (7.08%) Fixed Income
9 25 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (4.25%) Derivative
11 16 (3.77%) Client/Server
12 12 (2.83%) VWAP
13 10 (2.36%) Data Centre
13 10 (2.36%) Equity Derivative
14 9 (2.12%) CUDA
14 9 (2.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 9 (2.12%) TWAP
15 7 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (1.42%) N-Tier
17 3 (0.71%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 155 (36.56%) Linux
2 123 (29.01%) Unix
3 16 (3.77%) Windows
4 11 (2.59%) CentOS
4 11 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.71%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.24%) Android
6 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (40.57%) Low Latency
2 139 (32.78%) Multithreading
3 137 (32.31%) Electronic Trading
4 95 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (13.44%) Mathematics
5 57 (13.44%) Software Engineering
6 43 (10.14%) Risk Management
7 40 (9.43%) Proprietary Trading
8 39 (9.20%) OO
9 38 (8.96%) Performance Tuning
10 31 (7.31%) Concurrent Programming
11 30 (7.08%) E-Commerce
12 29 (6.84%) Market Making
13 28 (6.60%) Multithreaded Programming
13 28 (6.60%) TDD
14 24 (5.66%) Analytics
15 21 (4.95%) Systematic Trading
16 19 (4.48%) Asynchronous Programming
16 19 (4.48%) Machine Learning
16 19 (4.48%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 194 (45.75%) Java
2 119 (28.07%) Python
3 99 (23.35%) C++
4 71 (16.75%) C#
5 69 (16.27%) SQL
6 50 (11.79%) Perl
7 39 (9.20%) JavaScript
8 17 (4.01%) Scala
9 13 (3.07%) Bash Shell
9 13 (3.07%) C
10 9 (2.12%) ES6
11 7 (1.65%) F#
12 5 (1.18%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.18%) R
13 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.71%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.71%) VBA
15 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (19.58%) Degree
2 7 (1.65%) PhD
3 1 (0.24%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.48%) QA
2 9 (2.12%) MiFID
3 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.24%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (4.25%) Ansible
2 12 (2.83%) CFEngine
3 9 (2.12%) Puppet
4 7 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 17 (4.01%) TIBCO
2 14 (3.30%) Reuters
3 11 (2.59%) Dell
3 11 (2.59%) HP
3 11 (2.59%) Oracle
4 8 (1.89%) Red Hat
4 8 (1.89%) Sybase
5 6 (1.42%) Splunk
6 5 (1.18%) Bloomberg
6 5 (1.18%) Intel
7 3 (0.71%) Fidessa
8 2 (0.47%) CQG
9 1 (0.24%) Advent
9 1 (0.24%) Charles River
9 1 (0.24%) Citrix
9 1 (0.24%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.24%) Currenex
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.24%) Portware
9 1 (0.24%) Progress
London
Huxley
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bens + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £120k to £150k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £70000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £120k to £150k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £80k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £80,000 to £85,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £130000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £130000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £90k to £120k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £120,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £90,000 to £120,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energon Global
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + bonus+benefit package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £85,000 to £100,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Client Server
Posted: 15 days ago