Period
to 8 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Kdb+ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Kdb+ over the 6 months to 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems Kdb+
UK
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 817 1085 1175
Rank change year-on-year +268 +90 -26
Permanent jobs citing Kdb+ 21 30 37
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.020% 0.021%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.099% 0.073% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 14 26 30
Median annual salary £250,000 £85,000 £95,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +194.12% -10.53% +2.70%
UK excluding London median annual salary £22,500 - £47,500

Kdb+ is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 21,250 40,921 54,548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.95% 27.66% 30.52%
Number of salaries quoted 17,336 33,529 44,611
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Kdb+
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Kdb+ as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Kdb+ in the UK

Kdb+
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Kdb+.

Salary trend for Kdb+ in the UK

Kdb+
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Kdb+ over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Kdb+ in the UK

Kdb+
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kdb+ within the UK over the 6 months to 8 July 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 +259 19 £250,000 +194.12%
London +174 19 £250,000 +194.12%
Northern Ireland - 2 £22,500 -
UK excluding London - 2 £22,500 -

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, IT jobs citing Kdb+ 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 Kdb+.

1 21 (100.00%) KDB
2 19 (90.48%) Degree
3 16 (76.19%) Python
4 15 (71.43%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (66.67%) Java
5 14 (66.67%) Finance
6 13 (61.90%) Computer Science
6 13 (61.90%) Analytics
6 13 (61.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (57.14%) Electronic Trading
7 12 (57.14%) C
7 12 (57.14%) C++
8 11 (52.38%) Games
8 11 (52.38%) Data Management
8 11 (52.38%) Hedge funds
8 11 (52.38%) Quantitative Research
9 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
9 5 (23.81%) Docker
9 5 (23.81%) Kubernetes
9 5 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
10 4 (19.05%) Sybase
10 4 (19.05%) PhD
10 4 (19.05%) VMS
10 4 (19.05%) Oracle
10 4 (19.05%) scikit-learn
10 4 (19.05%) TensorFlow
10 4 (19.05%) Deep Learning
10 4 (19.05%) Time Series Forecasting

Kdb+
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 4 (19.05%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.76%) AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) BGP
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (4.76%) DMZ
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) FTP
1 1 (4.76%) HSRP
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
1 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.76%) Multicast
1 1 (4.76%) NAS
1 1 (4.76%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (4.76%) OSPF
1 1 (4.76%) SMTP
1 1 (4.76%) SNMP
1 1 (4.76%) SSH
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) VLAN
1 1 (4.76%) VoIP
1 1 (4.76%) VPN
1 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) KDB
2 5 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (23.81%) Relational Database
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.76%) InfluxDB
3 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) Redmine
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 14 (66.67%) Finance
2 11 (52.38%) Games
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Front Office
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Data Scientist
1 4 (19.05%) Senior Data Scientist
2 3 (14.29%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Administrator
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Administrator
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Administrator
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) KDB Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Network Administrator
3 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Python Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Dask
1 4 (19.05%) Keras
1 4 (19.05%) Natural Language Processing
1 4 (19.05%) NumPy
1 4 (19.05%) Pandas
1 4 (19.05%) PyMC3
1 4 (19.05%) PyTorch
1 4 (19.05%) scikit-learn
1 4 (19.05%) TensorFlow
2 2 (9.52%) Spring
3 1 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (4.76%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (71.43%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (52.38%) Hedge funds
3 2 (9.52%) Market Risk
4 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.76%) Eurex
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) VMS
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) CentOS
3 1 (4.76%) Debian
3 1 (4.76%) Kali Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) SUSE
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Analytics
1 13 (61.90%) Computer Science
2 12 (57.14%) Electronic Trading
3 11 (52.38%) Data Management
3 11 (52.38%) Quantitative Research
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) Computer Vision
5 4 (19.05%) Data Science
5 4 (19.05%) Deep Learning
5 4 (19.05%) Machine Learning
5 4 (19.05%) Parallel Programming
5 4 (19.05%) Predictive Modelling
5 4 (19.05%) Time Series Forecasting
6 2 (9.52%) Data Analytics
6 2 (9.52%) Data Ingestion
6 2 (9.52%) Fintech
6 2 (9.52%) Low Latency
6 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
6 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) Python
2 14 (66.67%) Java
3 12 (57.14%) C
3 12 (57.14%) C++
4 4 (19.05%) Julia
4 4 (19.05%) R
4 4 (19.05%) Rust
5 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.76%) Bourne shell
5 1 (4.76%) C-shell
5 1 (4.76%) Korn
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (90.48%) Degree
2 13 (61.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (19.05%) PhD
4 1 (4.76%) CCIE
4 1 (4.76%) CCNA
4 1 (4.76%) CCNP
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) RHCE
4 1 (4.76%) RHCSA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Docker
2 1 (4.76%) BIND 9
2 1 (4.76%) LXC
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) zsh
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.76%) Icinga
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
1 4 (19.05%) Sybase
2 1 (4.76%) Alteryx
2 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
2 1 (4.76%) Centreon
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) CQG
2 1 (4.76%) Fidessa
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) ION Trading
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Patsystems
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.76%) Reuters
2 1 (4.76%) Synology
2 1 (4.76%) Trayport
2 1 (4.76%) VMware