Electronic Trading (eTrading)
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Electronic Trading skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Electronic Trading over the 6 months to 22 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 601 651 874
Rank change year-on-year +50 +223 -318
Permanent jobs citing Electronic Trading 220 381 256
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.34% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.36% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 156 362 203
10th Percentile £27,000 £65,000 £57,500
25th Percentile £84,688 £70,000 £82,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £120,000 £100,000 £105,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% +16.67%
75th Percentile £150,000 £132,500 £125,625
90th Percentile £163,750 £157,500 £142,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,000 £61,250 £76,250
% change year-on-year -52.65% -19.67% +8.93%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Electronic Trading is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,307 105,961 132,235
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.74% 95.51% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 51,598 64,543 81,525
10th Percentile £29,440 £34,500 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,350
% change year-on-year -9.09% +7.11% +6.98%

Electronic Trading
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Electronic Trading as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Electronic Trading in the UK

Electronic Trading
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Electronic Trading.

Salary trend for Electronic Trading in the UK

Electronic Trading
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Electronic Trading over the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Electronic Trading in the UK

Electronic Trading
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Electronic Trading within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +72 212 £120,000 +20.00% 55
London +33 162 £130,000 +30.00% 50
Work from Home +77 95 £120,000 +49.45% 15
UK excluding London +154 52 £29,000 -52.65% 3
Midlands +84 29 £55,000 +10.00%
East Midlands - 27 - -
North of England - 20 £29,000 - 3
Yorkshire - 20 £29,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £110,000 -
Scotland -18 1 £75,000 +11.11%

Electronic Trading
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.91%) Confluence
1 2 (0.91%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (21.36%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (12.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (12.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Bloomberg AIM
1 1 (0.45%) ION Anvil
1 1 (0.45%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.27%) AWS
2 3 (1.36%) Azure
2 3 (1.36%) Azure DevOps
2 3 (1.36%) Azure Service Bus
2 3 (1.36%) Serverless
3 2 (0.91%) Google Kubernetes Engine
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (0.45%) Azure AKS
4 1 (0.45%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.45%) HTTP
1 1 (0.45%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.45%) MySQL
2 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.45%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.45%) Flink
3 1 (0.45%) Redis
3 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (4.09%) Git
2 7 (3.18%) IntelliJ
3 5 (2.27%) Maven
4 2 (0.91%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.91%) JIRA
4 2 (0.91%) Moq
4 2 (0.91%) NUnit
5 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.45%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.45%) Jaeger
5 1 (0.45%) Metasploit
General
1 105 (47.73%) Social Skills
2 90 (40.91%) Front Office
3 65 (29.55%) Finance
4 60 (27.27%) Banking
5 49 (22.27%) Investment Banking
6 28 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (9.55%) Financial Institution
8 20 (9.09%) Legal
8 20 (9.09%) Organisational Skills
9 7 (3.18%) Law
10 2 (0.91%) Back Office
11 1 (0.45%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.45%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 93 (42.27%) Developer
2 59 (26.82%) Java Developer
3 48 (21.82%) Analyst
4 35 (15.91%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 27 (12.27%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 25 (11.36%) Senior
7 20 (9.09%) Governance Analyst
8 19 (8.64%) Software Engineer
9 17 (7.73%) Business Analyst
10 14 (6.36%) Java Engineer
11 13 (5.91%) Java Quantitative Developer
11 13 (5.91%) Quantitative Developer
12 12 (5.45%) Senior Developer
13 11 (5.00%) Lead
13 11 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
15 8 (3.64%) Applications Support
16 7 (3.18%) Front Office Developer
16 7 (3.18%) Lead Developer
16 7 (3.18%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.09%) FIX Protocol
2 25 (11.36%) Spring
3 13 (5.91%) .NET
3 13 (5.91%) Kafka
3 13 (5.91%) Spring Boot
4 9 (4.09%) React
5 8 (3.64%) REST
6 7 (3.18%) .NET Core
6 7 (3.18%) Hibernate
7 6 (2.73%) Rendezvous
8 5 (2.27%) Middleware
9 4 (1.82%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.82%) J2SE
10 2 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.91%) HTML
10 2 (0.91%) HTML5
10 2 (0.91%) J2EE
10 2 (0.91%) JSON
10 2 (0.91%) Murex MxML
10 2 (0.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 53 (24.09%) Fixed Income
2 44 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 30 (13.64%) Equities
4 27 (12.27%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (12.27%) Taxonomies
5 24 (10.91%) Hedge funds
6 20 (9.09%) Reinsurance
7 19 (8.64%) Distributed Systems
8 17 (7.73%) Management Information System
9 15 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (5.00%) Client/Server
11 9 (4.09%) Product Ownership
12 7 (3.18%) Algorithms
12 7 (3.18%) Virtual Team
13 5 (2.27%) Derivative
13 5 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (2.27%) Onboarding
14 4 (1.82%) Distributed Computing
15 3 (1.36%) Cyber Threat
16 2 (0.91%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.18%) Linux
2 8 (3.64%) Windows
3 7 (3.18%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.82%) Unix
5 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (28.64%) Low Latency
2 52 (23.64%) Agile
3 43 (19.55%) Algorithmic Trading
3 43 (19.55%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (18.64%) Multithreading
5 38 (17.27%) Data Management
6 34 (15.45%) E-Commerce
7 33 (15.00%) Computer Science
8 28 (12.73%) Market Making
8 28 (12.73%) Process Improvement
9 27 (12.27%) Business Strategy
9 27 (12.27%) Data Cleansing
9 27 (12.27%) Data Validation
9 27 (12.27%) High-Frequency Trading
9 27 (12.27%) Information Management
9 27 (12.27%) PDM
9 27 (12.27%) Product Information Management
9 27 (12.27%) Software Engineering
9 27 (12.27%) Time Management
9 27 (12.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 101 (45.91%) Java
2 41 (18.64%) SQL
3 32 (14.55%) Python
4 19 (8.64%) C#
5 11 (5.00%) C++
5 11 (5.00%) Rust
6 7 (3.18%) TypeScript
7 5 (2.27%) Perl
8 2 (0.91%) Go
8 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.91%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.45%) Scala
9 1 (0.45%) Swift
Qualifications
1 45 (20.45%) Degree
2 18 (8.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.27%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.36%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.36%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (8.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (8.18%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.18%) Ansible
3 1 (0.45%) Grafana
3 1 (0.45%) Nmap
3 1 (0.45%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.45%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 28 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.45%) Bloomberg
3 9 (4.09%) ION Trading
4 8 (3.64%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.27%) FFastFill
5 5 (2.27%) Refinitiv
6 3 (1.36%) Murex
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle
7 2 (0.91%) Databricks
7 2 (0.91%) Solace
8 1 (0.45%) Charles River
8 1 (0.45%) MarketAxess
8 1 (0.45%) Salesforce
8 1 (0.45%) SAP
8 1 (0.45%) Tradeweb