Period
to 24 February 2021

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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Electronic Trading (eTrading)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 555 719 764
Rank change year-on-year +164 +45 -121
Permanent jobs citing Electronic Trading 280 310 382
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 240 279 323
Median annual salary £93,750 £95,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £52,500 £58,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £122,500 £133,750 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +50.00% -6.98%

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.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 68,274 112,953 137,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.49% 92.04% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 53,855 90,668 110,065
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 24 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Electronic Trading in the UK

Electronic Trading
Top 7 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 24 February 2021. 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
Job
Vacancies
England +183 279 £95,000 -2.56% 48
London +163 275 £95,000 -5.00% 48
Work from Home -81 10 £102,500 +13.89% 5
UK excluding London +139 2 £70,000 -6.67%
North West +70 1 - -
North of England +69 1 - -
Northern Ireland +9 1 £70,000 +16.67%

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, IT jobs citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Electronic Trading.

1 154 (55.00%) Java
2 102 (36.43%) Fixed Income
3 99 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (35.00%) Front Office
5 97 (34.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 82 (29.29%) Banking
7 78 (27.86%) Multithreading
8 77 (27.50%) Linux
8 77 (27.50%) Low Latency
9 71 (25.36%) Fintech
10 70 (25.00%) Finance
11 58 (20.71%) Python
12 56 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
13 41 (14.64%) Algorithmic Trading
14 37 (13.21%) KDB
15 32 (11.43%) User Experience
16 30 (10.71%) C++
17 28 (10.00%) Degree
18 27 (9.64%) Open Source
18 27 (9.64%) Windows
18 27 (9.64%) OO
19 26 (9.29%) React
19 26 (9.29%) Computer Science
19 26 (9.29%) Investment Banking
20 25 (8.93%) Continuous Delivery
21 24 (8.57%) Java 8
21 24 (8.57%) ION Trading
21 24 (8.57%) Derivative
22 23 (8.21%) Software Engineering
22 23 (8.21%) SQL

Electronic 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 2 (0.71%) Confluence
2 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.36%) Jupyter
Applications
1 17 (6.07%) InVision
1 17 (6.07%) Sketch
2 15 (5.36%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Bloomberg AIM
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.14%) AWS
2 5 (1.79%) Azure
3 2 (0.71%) GCP
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon Cognito
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Serverless
4 1 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.93%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.57%) BGP
2 10 (3.57%) IGMP
2 10 (3.57%) Multicast
2 10 (3.57%) OSPF
2 10 (3.57%) SNMP
2 10 (3.57%) Wireless
3 5 (1.79%) Firewall
4 4 (1.43%) FIX Connectivity
4 4 (1.43%) VPN
5 2 (0.71%) LAN
5 2 (0.71%) WAN
6 1 (0.36%) Skype
6 1 (0.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.21%) KDB
2 13 (4.64%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.14%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.79%) Kdb+
6 5 (1.79%) Tick Data
7 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.71%) Tableau
10 1 (0.36%) Big Data
10 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.36%) MySQL
10 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.93%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.57%) Maven
3 6 (2.14%) Robot Framework
4 5 (1.79%) GCC
5 4 (1.43%) GitLab
6 3 (1.07%) GDB
6 3 (1.07%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.07%) JIRA
General
1 98 (35.00%) Front Office
2 82 (29.29%) Banking
3 70 (25.00%) Finance
4 26 (9.29%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.93%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.21%) French Language
7 5 (1.79%) Back Office
7 5 (1.79%) Games
7 5 (1.79%) Retail
8 3 (1.07%) Advertising
9 2 (0.71%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 157 (56.07%) Developer
2 113 (40.36%) Java Developer
3 101 (36.07%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 80 (28.57%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 27 (9.64%) Pricing Developer
6 23 (8.21%) Java Pricing Developer
7 22 (7.86%) Analyst
7 22 (7.86%) Business Analyst
8 20 (7.14%) Lead Developer
8 20 (7.14%) Senior Developer
9 17 (6.07%) Designer
9 17 (6.07%) UI Designer
9 17 (6.07%) UI/UX Designer
9 17 (6.07%) UX Designer
10 16 (5.71%) C++ Developer
10 16 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
11 15 (5.36%) Java Developer - Fintech
12 13 (4.64%) Front Office Developer
13 11 (3.93%) Architect
14 10 (3.57%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
2 26 (9.29%) React
3 20 (7.14%) Spring
4 16 (5.71%) AngularJS
4 16 (5.71%) ZeroMQ
5 14 (5.00%) XML
6 12 (4.29%) Protocol Buffers
6 12 (4.29%) Spring Boot
7 11 (3.93%) Kafka
8 9 (3.21%) HTML
9 6 (2.14%) Node.js
9 6 (2.14%) WebSockets
10 5 (1.79%) CSS
10 5 (1.79%) SQLAlchemy
10 5 (1.79%) STL
10 5 (1.79%) Web Services
11 4 (1.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 4 (1.43%) HTML5
12 3 (1.07%) TIBCO EMS
12 3 (1.07%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 102 (36.43%) Fixed Income
2 97 (34.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 32 (11.43%) User Experience
4 24 (8.57%) Derivative
5 20 (7.14%) Algorithms
6 18 (6.43%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (5.71%) Data Structures
8 13 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (4.29%) Hedge funds
10 10 (3.57%) Data Centre
10 10 (3.57%) Equities
11 7 (2.50%) Virtual Team
12 6 (2.14%) Management Information System
12 6 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (1.43%) Replication
14 2 (0.71%) Credit Risk
14 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 77 (27.50%) Linux
2 27 (9.64%) Windows
3 21 (7.50%) Unix
4 5 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.36%) CentOS
5 1 (0.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (35.36%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (27.86%) Multithreading
3 77 (27.50%) Low Latency
4 71 (25.36%) Fintech
5 41 (14.64%) Algorithmic Trading
6 27 (9.64%) OO
6 27 (9.64%) Open Source
7 26 (9.29%) Computer Science
8 25 (8.93%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (8.21%) Software Engineering
10 21 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (7.14%) Analytics
11 20 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
11 20 (7.14%) SDLC
12 17 (6.07%) Multithreaded Programming
13 16 (5.71%) E-Commerce
13 16 (5.71%) Integration Testing
14 15 (5.36%) Test Automation
15 14 (5.00%) DevOps
15 14 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 154 (55.00%) Java
2 58 (20.71%) Python
3 30 (10.71%) C++
4 24 (8.57%) Java 8
5 23 (8.21%) SQL
6 19 (6.79%) TypeScript
7 13 (4.64%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.86%) Kotlin
8 8 (2.86%) Scala
9 7 (2.50%) Perl
10 4 (1.43%) C
10 4 (1.43%) C#
11 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.36%) Groovy
12 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.36%) Ruby
12 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (10.00%) Degree
2 19 (6.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.57%) CCIE
3 10 (3.57%) CCNP
3 10 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.43%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.36%) CFA
5 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.93%) QA
2 3 (1.07%) MiFID
3 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) ITGC
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (2.14%) Docker
2 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.71%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (3.57%) Grafana
2 6 (2.14%) Ansible
3 2 (0.71%) Control-M
3 2 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (8.57%) ION Trading
2 18 (6.43%) Oracle
3 15 (5.36%) Google
4 12 (4.29%) Solace
5 10 (3.57%) Splunk
6 8 (2.86%) Bloomberg
7 5 (1.79%) Tradeweb
8 4 (1.43%) Sybase
9 3 (1.07%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.07%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.07%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.71%) Blue Coat
10 2 (0.71%) Dell
10 2 (0.71%) F5
10 2 (0.71%) Reuters
11 1 (0.36%) CommVault
11 1 (0.36%) EMC
11 1 (0.36%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.36%) Sun