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

Algo Trading
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 716 683 732
Rank change year-on-year -33 +49  
Permanent jobs citing Algorithmic Trading 158 251 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 104 223 226
Median salary £87,500 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.37% +3.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £53,750
10% offered a salary of more than £113,500 £102,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary - £50,000 -

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 80257 86320 97586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.74% 88.92% 88.04%
Number of salaries quoted 64749 72153 79773
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 £79,000 £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 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Algorithmic Trading in the UK

Algorithmic Trading
Top 5 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 26 June 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
England -46 157 £87,500 +9.37% 47
London -52 157 £87,500 +9.37% 47
City of London -3 24 £95,000 +18.75% 12
Glasgow +5 1 - - 6
Scotland -2 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 144 (41.26%) Finance
2 126 (36.10%) Java
3 114 (32.66%) Linux
3 114 (32.66%) Front Office
4 107 (30.66%) Low Latency
5 98 (28.08%) Multithreading
6 96 (27.51%) C++
7 93 (26.65%) SQL
8 91 (26.07%) Python
9 88 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
10 85 (24.36%) Electronic Trading
11 84 (24.07%) C#
11 84 (24.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 80 (22.92%) Equities
13 67 (19.20%) Hedge funds
14 66 (18.91%) Degree
15 65 (18.62%) Computer Science
15 65 (18.62%) .NET
16 57 (16.33%) Unix
17 56 (16.05%) Banking
18 51 (14.61%) WPF
19 49 (14.04%) Greenfield Project
19 49 (14.04%) Algorithms
20 43 (12.32%) Risk Management
21 40 (11.46%) FIX Protocol
21 40 (11.46%) Automated Trading
22 39 (11.17%) Mathematics
23 38 (10.89%) OO
24 36 (10.32%) Proprietary Trading
25 35 (10.03%) Fintech

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
1 3 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.15%) GitHub
2 8 (2.29%) SaaS
3 3 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.87%) Multicast
2 9 (2.58%) IPsec
2 9 (2.58%) VPN
3 8 (2.29%) Firewall
4 7 (2.01%) DNS
4 7 (2.01%) Value-Added Service
5 5 (1.43%) DHCP
6 3 (0.86%) LAN
7 2 (0.57%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.57%) HTTP
7 2 (0.57%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.57%) Internet
7 2 (0.57%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (0.57%) SSH
8 1 (0.29%) SSL
8 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.02%) KDB
2 19 (5.44%) Big Data
3 12 (3.44%) SQL Server
4 11 (3.15%) Kdb+
4 11 (3.15%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.01%) Tick Data
6 6 (1.72%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.72%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.43%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.43%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.86%) HBase
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.86%) Sqoop
9 2 (0.57%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.57%) MySQL
9 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.57%) SQLite
10 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (3.72%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.44%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.29%) JIRA
3 8 (2.29%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.43%) Maven
5 3 (0.86%) Gradle
6 2 (0.57%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.57%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (0.57%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.57%) Moq
6 2 (0.57%) NUnit
7 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.29%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.29%) JMeter
7 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.29%) Selenium
7 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.29%) WebLOAD
General
1 144 (41.26%) Finance
2 114 (32.66%) Front Office
3 56 (16.05%) Banking
4 31 (8.88%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.72%) Retail
6 12 (3.44%) Retail Banking
7 11 (3.15%) Games
8 7 (2.01%) Prime Brokerage
9 6 (1.72%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.57%) Back Office
10 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 235 (67.34%) Developer
2 98 (28.08%) Java Developer
3 75 (21.49%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 58 (16.62%) C# Developer
5 47 (13.47%) C++ Developer
6 45 (12.89%) Senior Developer
7 31 (8.88%) Analyst
7 31 (8.88%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
8 29 (8.31%) Applications Support
9 26 (7.45%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 20 (5.73%) Senior C++ Developer
11 18 (5.16%) Support Engineer
12 17 (4.87%) Linux Engineer
12 17 (4.87%) Quantitative Developer
13 16 (4.58%) Linux Support
13 16 (4.58%) Senior Java Developer
14 15 (4.30%) Applications Engineer
14 15 (4.30%) Applications Support Engineer
14 15 (4.30%) Python Developer
15 14 (4.01%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (18.62%) .NET
2 51 (14.61%) WPF
3 40 (11.46%) FIX Protocol
4 24 (6.88%) WinForms
5 15 (4.30%) Swing
6 14 (4.01%) J2SE
7 13 (3.72%) STL
8 10 (2.87%) Akka
8 10 (2.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 10 (2.87%) NumPy
8 10 (2.87%) Pandas
9 9 (2.58%) Kafka
9 9 (2.58%) WCF
10 8 (2.29%) HTML
10 8 (2.29%) JMS
10 8 (2.29%) Reactive Extensions
10 8 (2.29%) REST
11 6 (1.72%) Java Concurrency
11 6 (1.72%) Java SE
11 6 (1.72%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 84 (24.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 80 (22.92%) Equities
3 67 (19.20%) Hedge funds
4 65 (18.62%) Computer Science
5 49 (14.04%) Algorithms
5 49 (14.04%) Greenfield Project
6 35 (10.03%) Fintech
7 34 (9.74%) Data Structures
8 29 (8.31%) Derivative
9 21 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (5.44%) Fixed Income
11 9 (2.58%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.72%) CUDA
12 6 (1.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 5 (1.43%) Data Centre
14 4 (1.15%) Client/Server
14 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.86%) Credit Risk
15 3 (0.86%) Spread Betting
16 2 (0.57%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 114 (32.66%) Linux
2 57 (16.33%) Unix
3 27 (7.74%) Windows
4 13 (3.72%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.29%) CentOS
7 7 (2.01%) Solaris
8 5 (1.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (30.66%) Low Latency
2 98 (28.08%) Multithreading
3 88 (25.21%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (24.36%) Electronic Trading
5 43 (12.32%) Risk Management
6 40 (11.46%) Automated Trading
7 39 (11.17%) Mathematics
8 38 (10.89%) OO
9 36 (10.32%) Proprietary Trading
10 35 (10.03%) Test Automation
11 30 (8.60%) E-Commerce
12 29 (8.31%) Multithreaded Programming
13 27 (7.74%) Systematic Trading
14 24 (6.88%) Asynchronous Programming
14 24 (6.88%) MVVM
15 22 (6.30%) Market Making
16 19 (5.44%) Performance Tuning
17 18 (5.16%) Analytics
17 18 (5.16%) Software Engineering
18 17 (4.87%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 126 (36.10%) Java
2 96 (27.51%) C++
3 93 (26.65%) SQL
4 91 (26.07%) Python
5 84 (24.07%) C#
6 35 (10.03%) Perl
7 19 (5.44%) C
8 18 (5.16%) F#
9 12 (3.44%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.15%) JavaScript
11 8 (2.29%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.29%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.15%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.15%) VBA
13 3 (0.86%) R
13 3 (0.86%) Ruby
13 3 (0.86%) Scala
14 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (18.91%) Degree
2 24 (6.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.87%) PhD
4 4 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.57%) CCNA
5 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB
6 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.02%) QA
2 6 (1.72%) MiFID
3 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.29%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (1.15%) Docker
2 3 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.86%) HDFS
3 2 (0.57%) LXC
3 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (2.87%) Ansible
2 8 (2.29%) CFEngine
3 5 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.43%) Puppet
4 3 (0.86%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.57%) Cobbler
5 2 (0.57%) collectd
5 2 (0.57%) Nagios
5 2 (0.57%) rkt
5 2 (0.57%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.57%) yum
6 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 21 (6.02%) Oracle
2 13 (3.72%) Reuters
3 12 (3.44%) Bloomberg
4 11 (3.15%) CQG
4 11 (3.15%) TIBCO
5 9 (2.58%) HP
6 8 (2.29%) Dell
6 8 (2.29%) Sybase
7 5 (1.43%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.15%) Fidessa
8 4 (1.15%) Splunk
9 3 (0.86%) Microsoft
10 2 (0.57%) Dynatrace
10 2 (0.57%) NetIQ
10 2 (0.57%) Solace
10 2 (0.57%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.29%) Citrix
11 1 (0.29%) Currenex
11 1 (0.29%) Intel
11 1 (0.29%) Progress
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £75000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £150000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £140000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + exceptional bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £130000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exclusive Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Discretionary bonus & discounted gym
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Huxley
Salary: £85000 - £120000 per annum + bonus + excellent pension + bens
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Huxley
Salary: £85000 - £120000 per annum + excellent bens + strong bonus
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £120000 - £150000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Glasgow
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 12 days ago