Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems Kdb+
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 650 1080 1131
Rank change year-on-year +430 +51 +8
Permanent jobs citing Kdb+ 27 5 45
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.004% 0.027%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.19% 0.013% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 19 3 32
Median annual salary £250,000 £87,500 £95,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +185.71% -7.89% +2.70%
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £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 13,992 37,116 48,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.48% 27.16% 29.62%
Number of salaries quoted 11,797 30,497 39,807
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 23 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Kdb+ in the UK

Kdb+
Top 2 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 23 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 +406 27 £250,000 +185.71%
London +297 27 £250,000 +185.71%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 27 (100.00%) KDB
2 25 (92.59%) Python
3 22 (81.48%) Finance
4 18 (66.67%) Degree
5 17 (62.96%) Java
6 16 (59.26%) Analytics
6 16 (59.26%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (55.56%) C
7 15 (55.56%) C++
7 15 (55.56%) Computer Science
8 14 (51.85%) Electronic Trading
9 11 (40.74%) Hedge funds
9 11 (40.74%) Data Management
9 11 (40.74%) Games
9 11 (40.74%) Quantitative Research
9 11 (40.74%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (37.04%) Sybase
10 10 (37.04%) Oracle
10 10 (37.04%) Parallel Programming
10 10 (37.04%) Kubernetes
10 10 (37.04%) Docker
11 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (29.63%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
13 7 (25.93%) Dask
14 6 (22.22%) Data Science
14 6 (22.22%) Unix
14 6 (22.22%) VMS
14 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
14 6 (22.22%) Relational Database

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 (14.81%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.70%) AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) BGP
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (3.70%) DMZ
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) FIX Connectivity
1 1 (3.70%) FTP
1 1 (3.70%) HSRP
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.70%) Multicast
1 1 (3.70%) NAS
1 1 (3.70%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (3.70%) OSPF
1 1 (3.70%) SMTP
1 1 (3.70%) SNMP
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) VLAN
1 1 (3.70%) VoIP
1 1 (3.70%) VPN
1 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) KDB
2 8 (29.63%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
3 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 3 (11.11%) Big Data
4 3 (11.11%) Tick Data
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.70%) InfluxDB
5 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) Redmine
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 22 (81.48%) Finance
2 11 (40.74%) Games
3 5 (18.52%) Front Office
4 4 (14.81%) Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Data Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Python Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) KDB Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Data Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Data Scientist
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Dask
2 3 (11.11%) Velocity
3 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (3.70%) Keras
3 1 (3.70%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (3.70%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (3.70%) NumPy
3 1 (3.70%) Pandas
3 1 (3.70%) PyMC3
3 1 (3.70%) PyTorch
3 1 (3.70%) scikit-learn
3 1 (3.70%) TensorFlow
3 1 (3.70%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (59.26%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (40.74%) Hedge funds
3 4 (14.81%) Spread Betting
4 3 (11.11%) Reference Data
5 2 (7.41%) Market Risk
6 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.70%) Eurex
6 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Unix
1 6 (22.22%) VMS
2 1 (3.70%) CentOS
2 1 (3.70%) Debian
2 1 (3.70%) Kali Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.70%) SUSE
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Analytics
2 15 (55.56%) Computer Science
3 14 (51.85%) Electronic Trading
4 11 (40.74%) Data Management
4 11 (40.74%) Quantitative Research
5 10 (37.04%) Parallel Programming
6 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (22.22%) Data Science
7 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
8 4 (14.81%) Applied Mathematics
8 4 (14.81%) Low Latency
9 3 (11.11%) Algorithmic Trading
9 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
9 3 (11.11%) DevOps
9 3 (11.11%) Iteration Planning
10 2 (7.41%) Data Analytics
10 2 (7.41%) Data Ingestion
10 2 (7.41%) Use Case
11 1 (3.70%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) Python
2 17 (62.96%) Java
3 15 (55.56%) C
3 15 (55.56%) C++
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.70%) Bourne shell
5 1 (3.70%) C-shell
5 1 (3.70%) Julia
5 1 (3.70%) Korn
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) R
5 1 (3.70%) Rust
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) Degree
2 11 (40.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (7.41%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.70%) CCIE
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) CCNP
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) PhD
4 1 (3.70%) RHCE
4 1 (3.70%) RHCSA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) BIND 9
2 1 (3.70%) LXC
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) zsh
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.70%) Icinga
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle
1 10 (37.04%) Sybase
2 1 (3.70%) Bloomberg
2 1 (3.70%) Centreon
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco
2 1 (3.70%) CQG
2 1 (3.70%) Fidessa
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) ION Trading
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Patsystems
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.70%) Reuters
2 1 (3.70%) Synology
2 1 (3.70%) Trayport
2 1 (3.70%) VMware