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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems Kdb+
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 812 928 -
Rank change year-on-year +116 -  
Permanent jobs citing Kdb+ 40 22 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.021% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.15% 0.068% -
Number of salaries quoted 32 17 0
Median salary £92,500 £77,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.35% -  
UK excluding London median salary - - -

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

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 26318 32238 33505
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.81% 30.88% 31.29%
Number of salaries quoted 22323 27477 28389
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Kdb+
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Kdb+ as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for Kdb+ in the UK

Kdb+
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kdb+.

Salary trend for Kdb+ in the UK

Kdb+
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kdb+ over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Kdb+ in the UK

Kdb+
Top 5 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 3 months to 29 March 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 +86 34 £92,500 +19.35% 4
London +78 34 £92,500 +19.35% 4
City of London +61 24 £75,000 -26.82%
Glasgow - 6 - - 1
Scotland - 6 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Kdb+ 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 Kdb+.

1 67 (100.00%) KDB
2 49 (73.13%) Java
3 44 (65.67%) Linux
4 42 (62.69%) Unix
5 29 (43.28%) Equities
6 20 (29.85%) Finance
7 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (20.90%) OO
9 13 (19.40%) C++
9 13 (19.40%) Degree
9 13 (19.40%) Electronic Trading
10 12 (17.91%) SOAP
10 12 (17.91%) Shell Script
10 12 (17.91%) OOD
10 12 (17.91%) Low Latency
11 11 (16.42%) Test Strategy
11 11 (16.42%) Front Office
11 11 (16.42%) Validation
11 11 (16.42%) SQL
11 11 (16.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (16.42%) Algorithmic Trading
11 11 (16.42%) FIX Protocol
12 10 (14.93%) Multithreading
12 10 (14.93%) C#
12 10 (14.93%) E-Commerce
12 10 (14.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (14.93%) Algorithms
13 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
13 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
13 9 (13.43%) JMS

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 6 (8.96%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (7.46%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.99%) Apache
4 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) GitHub
2 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.46%) Bluemix
2 5 (7.46%) Google App Engine
2 5 (7.46%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (7.46%) IaaS
2 5 (7.46%) IBM Cloud
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.46%) PaaS
2 5 (7.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (100.00%) KDB
2 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
3 8 (11.94%) DB2
3 8 (11.94%) Hadoop
3 8 (11.94%) MongoDB
3 8 (11.94%) RDBMS
4 6 (8.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (8.96%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.96%) SAP HANA
5 5 (7.46%) Hazelcast
6 3 (4.48%) Tick Data
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Maven
1 5 (7.46%) Subversion
2 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.48%) JIRA
4 1 (1.49%) Ant
4 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.49%) JUnit
General
1 20 (29.85%) Finance
2 11 (16.42%) Front Office
3 9 (13.43%) French Language
4 8 (11.94%) Banking
5 4 (5.97%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.99%) Electronics
7 1 (1.49%) German Language
7 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (91.04%) Developer
2 39 (58.21%) KDB Developer
3 19 (28.36%) Java Developer
4 12 (17.91%) Software Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Senior Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
7 6 (8.96%) Architect
7 6 (8.96%) Senior Architect
8 5 (7.46%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (5.97%) C++ Developer
10 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Enterprise Architect
11 2 (2.99%) Linux Developer
11 2 (2.99%) Senior C++ Developer
11 2 (2.99%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.99%) Senior Technical Architect
11 2 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.99%) Technical Architect
11 2 (2.99%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) SOAP
2 11 (16.42%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (13.43%) JMS
4 8 (11.94%) XML
5 7 (10.45%) AngularJS
5 7 (10.45%) Hibernate
5 7 (10.45%) HTML
5 7 (10.45%) HTML5
5 7 (10.45%) Spring
6 6 (8.96%) Akka
6 6 (8.96%) Ember.js
6 6 (8.96%) Node.js
6 6 (8.96%) React
6 6 (8.96%) REST
7 5 (7.46%) CSS
7 5 (7.46%) DOM
7 5 (7.46%) Java Concurrency
7 5 (7.46%) Swagger
8 3 (4.48%) J2SE
8 3 (4.48%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (43.28%) Equities
2 10 (14.93%) Algorithms
2 10 (14.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (13.43%) Derivative
4 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.46%) Fintech
5 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.97%) Data Structures
5 4 (5.97%) Fixed Income
5 4 (5.97%) User Experience
6 3 (4.48%) iPad
7 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.49%) Arduino
8 1 (1.49%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.49%) TWAP
8 1 (1.49%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 44 (65.67%) Linux
2 42 (62.69%) Unix
3 11 (16.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.46%) Android
4 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.90%) OO
3 13 (19.40%) Electronic Trading
4 12 (17.91%) Low Latency
4 12 (17.91%) OOD
5 11 (16.42%) Algorithmic Trading
5 11 (16.42%) Test Strategy
5 11 (16.42%) Validation
6 10 (14.93%) E-Commerce
6 10 (14.93%) Multithreading
7 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
8 8 (11.94%) SDLC
9 6 (8.96%) Scrum
10 5 (7.46%) Asset Management
10 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.46%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (7.46%) Migration
10 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (7.46%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (73.13%) Java
2 13 (19.40%) C++
3 12 (17.91%) Shell Script
4 11 (16.42%) SQL
5 10 (14.93%) C#
6 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
7 5 (7.46%) Python
8 4 (5.97%) Perl
9 2 (2.99%) C
9 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.49%) Clojure
10 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.49%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Ansible
1 5 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) Sybase
2 6 (8.96%) SAP
2 6 (8.96%) Splunk
2 6 (8.96%) StreamBase
3 5 (7.46%) GigaSpaces
3 5 (7.46%) Google
3 5 (7.46%) IBM
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.46%) Rackspace
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle
4 2 (2.99%) Twitter
5 1 (1.49%) Perforce
5 1 (1.49%) TIBCO
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: Pension, Healthcare + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago