Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems Kdb+
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1079 1154 1299
Rank change year-on-year +75 +145 +23
Permanent jobs citing Kdb+ 85 81 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.042% 0.006%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.16% 0.14% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 33 75 11
UK median annual salary £92,500 £92,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +23.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £74,000 £48,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £121,000 £112,500 £101,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 -
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -

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 53380 57332 69877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.62% 29.75% 31.71%
Number of salaries quoted 43958 48839 59069
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,750 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +48 78 £92,500 -
London +24 78 £92,500 -
UK excluding London +62 7 £65,000 +18.18%
Scotland +4 7 £65,000 +18.18%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 85 (100.00%) KDB
2 65 (76.47%) Java
3 52 (61.18%) Unix
3 52 (61.18%) Equities
4 50 (58.82%) Finance
5 49 (57.65%) Banking
5 49 (57.65%) Investment Banking
6 48 (56.47%) Asset Management
7 42 (49.41%) Retail
7 42 (49.41%) Wealth Management
7 42 (49.41%) Retail Banking
7 42 (49.41%) Linux
8 38 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (44.71%) Analytics
9 30 (35.29%) Algorithms
10 28 (32.94%) Data Structures
10 28 (32.94%) SDLC
10 28 (32.94%) Front Office
11 24 (28.24%) Relational Database
12 22 (25.88%) NoSQL
12 22 (25.88%) Fixed Income
12 22 (25.88%) Computer Science
13 21 (24.71%) SQL
14 20 (23.53%) Python
14 20 (23.53%) XML
14 20 (23.53%) Low Latency
15 19 (22.35%) Apache Spark
15 19 (22.35%) Scrum
16 18 (21.18%) Kanban
16 18 (21.18%) Web Development

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 19 (22.35%) Apache Spark
2 6 (7.06%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.88%) Google App Engine
1 5 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (5.88%) IaaS
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (5.88%) PaaS
1 5 (5.88%) SaaS
2 3 (3.53%) Bluemix
2 3 (3.53%) GitHub
2 3 (3.53%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) HTTP
1 11 (12.94%) SSL
1 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.35%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (100.00%) KDB
2 24 (28.24%) Relational Database
3 22 (25.88%) NoSQL
4 11 (12.94%) Hadoop
5 8 (9.41%) RDBMS
6 6 (7.06%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (7.06%) MongoDB
6 6 (7.06%) SAP HANA
7 5 (5.88%) Hazelcast
7 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database
7 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (3.53%) DB2
9 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Ant
1 5 (5.88%) Eclipse
1 5 (5.88%) JUnit
1 5 (5.88%) Maven
2 2 (2.35%) JIRA
3 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.18%) Subversion
3 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 50 (58.82%) Finance
2 49 (57.65%) Banking
2 49 (57.65%) Investment Banking
3 42 (49.41%) Retail
3 42 (49.41%) Retail Banking
4 28 (32.94%) Front Office
5 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 55 (64.71%) Developer
2 37 (43.53%) KDB Developer
3 16 (18.82%) Head of Analytics
3 16 (18.82%) Head of IT
4 15 (17.65%) Java Developer
5 11 (12.94%) Delivery Manager
5 11 (12.94%) IT Manager
5 11 (12.94%) IT Risk Manager
5 11 (12.94%) Risk Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
7 4 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Java Web Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Java Scala Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.53%) XML
2 16 (18.82%) Kafka
2 16 (18.82%) Web Services
3 11 (12.94%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (12.94%) Spring
4 9 (10.59%) AngularJS
4 9 (10.59%) JMS
5 8 (9.41%) HTML
6 7 (8.24%) SOAP
7 6 (7.06%) .NET
7 6 (7.06%) Akka
7 6 (7.06%) Hibernate
8 5 (5.88%) DAO
8 5 (5.88%) J2EE
8 5 (5.88%) jQuery
8 5 (5.88%) Servlets
8 5 (5.88%) Spring MVC
8 5 (5.88%) Spring Security
8 5 (5.88%) Swagger
9 4 (4.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 52 (61.18%) Equities
2 30 (35.29%) Algorithms
3 28 (32.94%) Data Structures
4 22 (25.88%) Computer Science
4 22 (25.88%) Fixed Income
5 10 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (5.88%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.35%) Derivative
7 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.35%) User Experience
7 2 (2.35%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.18%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.18%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 52 (61.18%) Unix
2 42 (49.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.35%) Android
3 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Solaris
4 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (56.47%) Asset Management
2 42 (49.41%) Wealth Management
3 38 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (44.71%) Analytics
4 28 (32.94%) SDLC
5 20 (23.53%) Low Latency
6 19 (22.35%) Scrum
7 18 (21.18%) Kanban
7 18 (21.18%) Web Development
8 17 (20.00%) OO
9 16 (18.82%) Data Analytics
9 16 (18.82%) OOD
10 15 (17.65%) Quantitative Trading
10 15 (17.65%) Translating Business Requirements
11 14 (16.47%) Programme Management
12 11 (12.94%) Pair Programming
12 11 (12.94%) RAD
12 11 (12.94%) Refactoring
12 11 (12.94%) UML
13 9 (10.59%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 65 (76.47%) Java
2 21 (24.71%) SQL
3 20 (23.53%) Python
4 18 (21.18%) Shell Script
5 17 (20.00%) C++
6 12 (14.12%) MATLAB
6 12 (14.12%) Perl
7 11 (12.94%) R
7 11 (12.94%) Tcl
8 7 (8.24%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.88%) C#
9 5 (5.88%) Scala
10 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.18%) C
11 1 (1.18%) Clojure
11 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Degree
2 6 (7.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.53%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.82%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Ansible
1 1 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 7 (8.24%) Oracle
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.06%) SAP
3 5 (5.88%) GigaSpaces
3 5 (5.88%) Google
3 5 (5.88%) Perforce
3 5 (5.88%) Rackspace
3 5 (5.88%) Splunk
4 4 (4.71%) Sybase
5 3 (3.53%) IBM
5 3 (3.53%) StreamBase
6 2 (2.35%) Solace
7 1 (1.18%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.18%) BMC
7 1 (1.18%) Calypso
7 1 (1.18%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.18%) Murex
7 1 (1.18%) Reuters
7 1 (1.18%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.18%) Wallstreet Suite