Period
to 22 October 2020

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 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Electronic Trading (eTrading)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 499 744 700
Rank change year-on-year +245 -44 -105
Permanent jobs citing Electronic Trading 196 329 516
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.26% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 153 262 389
Median annual salary £85,000 £97,500 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.82% +18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £49,500 £60,125 £50,000
90th Percentile £189,500 £130,000 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £75,000 £55,750
% change year-on-year -46.67% +34.53% +11.50%

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 45,275 126,161 151,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.45% 92.22% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 37,306 99,350 120,587
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,948 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,118 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.15% - +5.88%

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 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Electronic Trading in the UK

Electronic 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 Electronic Trading within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 2020. 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 +254 192 £87,500 -10.26% 62
London +144 186 £87,500 -12.50% 61
UK excluding London +314 4 £40,000 -46.67% 1
Work from Home +25 3 £77,500 -13.89% 15
Scotland +91 2 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland +17 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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.

1 101 (51.53%) Java
2 78 (39.80%) Linux
3 70 (35.71%) Front Office
4 69 (35.20%) Low Latency
5 65 (33.16%) Python
6 60 (30.61%) Fixed Income
7 55 (28.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 50 (25.51%) Finance
9 46 (23.47%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (21.94%) FIX Protocol
11 40 (20.41%) Fintech
12 38 (19.39%) Algorithmic Trading
13 36 (18.37%) Degree
14 35 (17.86%) Computer Science
15 33 (16.84%) SQL
15 33 (16.84%) Computer Science Degree
16 32 (16.33%) Banking
17 30 (15.31%) Unix
17 30 (15.31%) Software Engineering
18 29 (14.80%) C++
19 28 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
20 26 (13.27%) Telecoms
20 26 (13.27%) Multithreading
21 25 (12.76%) KDB
21 25 (12.76%) Analytics
22 24 (12.24%) Derivative
22 24 (12.24%) Ultra-Low Latency
23 23 (11.73%) XML
24 22 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
24 22 (11.22%) TCP/IP

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 (1.02%) Ethereum
1 2 (1.02%) Luigi
2 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.51%) Jupyter
2 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.06%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.53%) InVision
4 3 (1.53%) Sketch
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.63%) AWS
2 8 (4.08%) Azure
3 7 (3.57%) Office 365
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.51%) GitHub
4 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.22%) Multicast
1 22 (11.22%) TCP/IP
2 21 (10.71%) BGP
3 20 (10.20%) OSPF
4 19 (9.69%) IGMP
4 19 (9.69%) SNMP
4 19 (9.69%) Wireless
5 12 (6.12%) FIX Connectivity
6 9 (4.59%) Firewall
7 4 (2.04%) Skype
8 3 (1.53%) VPN
9 2 (1.02%) Internet
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.76%) KDB
2 14 (7.14%) Kdb+
3 10 (5.10%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.59%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.59%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.55%) Tick Data
7 4 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.04%) CouchDB
7 4 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.04%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.04%) OLAP
7 4 (2.04%) OLTP
7 4 (2.04%) Oracle OLAP
7 4 (2.04%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (1.53%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.04%) ERwin
2 4 (2.04%) GCC
2 4 (2.04%) PowerDesigner
3 3 (1.53%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.53%) Maven
4 2 (1.02%) GDB
4 2 (1.02%) GitLab
4 2 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.51%) JIRA
5 1 (0.51%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.51%) YourKit
General
1 70 (35.71%) Front Office
2 50 (25.51%) Finance
3 32 (16.33%) Banking
4 26 (13.27%) Telecoms
5 14 (7.14%) Investment Banking
6 11 (5.61%) Games
7 8 (4.08%) Back Office
8 7 (3.57%) French Language
9 2 (1.02%) Advertising
10 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (41.33%) Developer
2 54 (27.55%) Java Developer
3 38 (19.39%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 31 (15.82%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 23 (11.73%) Architect
5 23 (11.73%) Senior Developer
6 19 (9.69%) Network Architect
7 18 (9.18%) Senior Java Developer
8 15 (7.65%) Analyst
8 15 (7.65%) Integration Engineer
9 14 (7.14%) Customer Engineer
10 11 (5.61%) Applications Support
10 11 (5.61%) Business Analyst
11 10 (5.10%) Java Engineer
11 10 (5.10%) Java Software Engineer
11 10 (5.10%) Software Engineer
12 9 (4.59%) Electronic Trading Support
13 8 (4.08%) Pricing Developer
14 7 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 7 (3.57%) Java Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (21.94%) FIX Protocol
2 23 (11.73%) XML
3 12 (6.12%) Kafka
3 12 (6.12%) Spring
4 10 (5.10%) React
5 8 (4.08%) AngularJS
5 8 (4.08%) Spring Boot
5 8 (4.08%) ZeroMQ
6 6 (3.06%) Protocol Buffers
7 4 (2.04%) JSON
8 3 (1.53%) REST
8 3 (1.53%) Velocity
9 2 (1.02%) .NET
9 2 (1.02%) .NET Core
9 2 (1.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (1.02%) HTML
9 2 (1.02%) HTML5
9 2 (1.02%) NumPy
9 2 (1.02%) Pandas
9 2 (1.02%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 60 (30.61%) Fixed Income
2 55 (28.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (12.24%) Derivative
4 19 (9.69%) Data Centre
5 18 (9.18%) Algorithms
5 18 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (8.67%) Hedge funds
7 14 (7.14%) User Experience
8 11 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (4.59%) Equities
10 7 (3.57%) Reference Data
11 6 (3.06%) Management Information System
12 5 (2.55%) Virtual Team
13 4 (2.04%) Data Structures
14 3 (1.53%) Eurex
14 3 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
15 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
16 1 (0.51%) Cloud Native
16 1 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 78 (39.80%) Linux
2 30 (15.31%) Unix
3 17 (8.67%) Windows
4 6 (3.06%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.55%) CentOS
6 3 (1.53%) Debian
6 3 (1.53%) Solaris
6 3 (1.53%) SUSE
6 3 (1.53%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.53%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.53%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (35.20%) Low Latency
2 46 (23.47%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (20.41%) Fintech
4 38 (19.39%) Algorithmic Trading
5 35 (17.86%) Computer Science
6 30 (15.31%) Software Engineering
7 28 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (13.27%) Multithreading
9 25 (12.76%) Analytics
10 24 (12.24%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 22 (11.22%) High-Frequency Trading
12 21 (10.71%) API Integration
13 19 (9.69%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (9.69%) GAP Analysis
13 19 (9.69%) Network Monitoring
13 19 (9.69%) Reverse Engineering
14 16 (8.16%) Open Source
15 15 (7.65%) Data Management
16 14 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
17 13 (6.63%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 101 (51.53%) Java
2 65 (33.16%) Python
3 33 (16.84%) SQL
4 29 (14.80%) C++
5 14 (7.14%) C
6 9 (4.59%) Java 8
6 9 (4.59%) Perl
7 8 (4.08%) Kotlin
7 8 (4.08%) TypeScript
8 7 (3.57%) Scala
9 4 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.53%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.53%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.53%) VBA
11 2 (1.02%) C#
11 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.02%) R
11 2 (1.02%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 36 (18.37%) Degree
2 33 (16.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (10.71%) CCIE
5 20 (10.20%) CCNP
6 9 (4.59%) Master's Degree
7 5 (2.55%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.02%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.51%) MOS
9 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.63%) QA
2 4 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.53%) Docker
3 2 (1.02%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (9.69%) Grafana
2 6 (3.06%) SCCM
3 3 (1.53%) Ansible
4 2 (1.02%) Puppet
5 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (9.69%) Splunk
2 12 (6.12%) ION Trading
3 10 (5.10%) Oracle
4 9 (4.59%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.08%) Bloomberg
5 8 (4.08%) Solace
6 7 (3.57%) Cisco
7 6 (3.06%) CommVault
7 6 (3.06%) Dell
7 6 (3.06%) EMC
7 6 (3.06%) Google
7 6 (3.06%) Palo Alto
7 6 (3.06%) Reuters
7 6 (3.06%) Symantec
7 6 (3.06%) Veeam
7 6 (3.06%) VMware
8 3 (1.53%) CQG
8 3 (1.53%) FXall
8 3 (1.53%) Patsystems
8 3 (1.53%) Trayport