Period
to 28 July 2017

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 28 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems Kdb+
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1130 1197 1300
Rank change year-on-year +67 +103 +7
Permanent jobs citing Kdb+ 64 70 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.035% 0.004%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.12% 0.12% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 49 65 8
UK median annual salary £92,500 £92,500 £73,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.42% -14.49%
10th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £51,500
90th Percentile £114,000 £112,500 £102,375
UK excluding London median annual salary - £55,000 -

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 54815 60751 70339
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.68% 30.14% 31.85%
Number of salaries quoted 45794 51789 59351
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

Kdb+
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 28 July 2017.

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 28 July 2017. 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 +63 53 £92,500 - 1
London +36 53 £92,500 - 1
UK excluding London +79 11 - -
Scotland +21 11 - -

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 64 (100.00%) KDB
2 53 (82.81%) Java
3 42 (65.63%) Linux
4 39 (60.94%) Unix
5 28 (43.75%) Equities
6 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (25.00%) Front Office
8 15 (23.44%) Finance
8 15 (23.44%) Spring
9 14 (21.88%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (21.88%) JMS
10 13 (20.31%) RDBMS
10 13 (20.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (20.31%) SOAP
10 13 (20.31%) XML
10 13 (20.31%) Degree
10 13 (20.31%) Electronic Trading
10 13 (20.31%) Relational Database
11 12 (18.75%) NoSQL
11 12 (18.75%) Hadoop
11 12 (18.75%) OO
11 12 (18.75%) C++
12 11 (17.19%) SQL
12 11 (17.19%) Python
12 11 (17.19%) Hibernate
12 11 (17.19%) Low Latency
13 10 (15.63%) AngularJS
13 10 (15.63%) Shell Script
13 10 (15.63%) OOD
13 10 (15.63%) Algorithmic Trading

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 7 (10.94%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (7.81%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.69%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) GitHub
2 5 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.81%) Google App Engine
2 5 (7.81%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (7.81%) IaaS
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.81%) PaaS
2 5 (7.81%) SaaS
3 3 (4.69%) Bluemix
3 3 (4.69%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (100.00%) KDB
2 13 (20.31%) RDBMS
2 13 (20.31%) Relational Database
3 12 (18.75%) Hadoop
3 12 (18.75%) NoSQL
4 7 (10.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (10.94%) DB2
4 7 (10.94%) MongoDB
4 7 (10.94%) SAP HANA
5 5 (7.81%) Hazelcast
5 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database
5 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.56%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Maven
2 5 (7.81%) Ant
2 5 (7.81%) Eclipse
2 5 (7.81%) JUnit
3 3 (4.69%) JIRA
4 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.56%) Subversion
5 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 16 (25.00%) Front Office
2 15 (23.44%) Finance
3 8 (12.50%) Banking
4 7 (10.94%) Investment Banking
5 5 (7.81%) French Language
6 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 61 (95.31%) Developer
2 34 (53.13%) KDB Developer
3 26 (40.63%) Java Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Senior Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
5 8 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Java Web Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Digital Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Digital Technical Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Java Scala Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Scala Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Technical Architect
10 1 (1.56%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) Spring
2 14 (21.88%) FIX Protocol
2 14 (21.88%) JMS
3 13 (20.31%) SOAP
3 13 (20.31%) XML
4 11 (17.19%) Hibernate
5 10 (15.63%) AngularJS
6 9 (14.06%) HTML
7 7 (10.94%) Akka
8 6 (9.38%) .NET
8 6 (9.38%) Java Concurrency
9 5 (7.81%) DAO
9 5 (7.81%) J2EE
9 5 (7.81%) jQuery
9 5 (7.81%) REST
9 5 (7.81%) Servlets
9 5 (7.81%) Spring MVC
9 5 (7.81%) Spring Security
9 5 (7.81%) Swagger
9 5 (7.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (43.75%) Equities
2 13 (20.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (14.06%) Algorithms
4 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 6 (9.38%) Derivative
4 6 (9.38%) Fixed Income
5 5 (7.81%) Hedge funds
6 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (6.25%) User Experience
7 3 (4.69%) Fintech
7 3 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (3.13%) Data Structures
8 2 (3.13%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.56%) Reference Data
9 1 (1.56%) TWAP
9 1 (1.56%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 42 (65.63%) Linux
2 39 (60.94%) Unix
3 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Android
4 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.31%) Electronic Trading
3 12 (18.75%) OO
4 11 (17.19%) Low Latency
5 10 (15.63%) Algorithmic Trading
5 10 (15.63%) OOD
6 9 (14.06%) Analytics
6 9 (14.06%) E-Commerce
6 9 (14.06%) Multithreading
7 8 (12.50%) TDD
8 7 (10.94%) Asset Management
8 7 (10.94%) Market Making
8 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
8 7 (10.94%) SDLC
9 6 (9.38%) Performance Optimisation
9 6 (9.38%) Pricing Strategy
10 5 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (7.81%) Microservices
10 5 (7.81%) MVC
10 5 (7.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 53 (82.81%) Java
2 12 (18.75%) C++
3 11 (17.19%) Python
3 11 (17.19%) SQL
4 10 (15.63%) Shell Script
5 8 (12.50%) C#
5 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.81%) Scala
7 4 (6.25%) Perl
8 2 (3.13%) C
8 2 (3.13%) Clojure
9 1 (1.56%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) Degree
2 6 (9.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Sybase
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle
2 7 (10.94%) SAP
3 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.81%) GigaSpaces
4 5 (7.81%) Google
4 5 (7.81%) Perforce
4 5 (7.81%) Rackspace
4 5 (7.81%) Splunk
5 4 (6.25%) StreamBase
6 3 (4.69%) IBM
7 2 (3.13%) Solace
8 1 (1.56%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.56%) Reuters
8 1 (1.56%) Twitter
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