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 25 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems Kdb+
UK
3 months to
25 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 908 963
Rank change year-on-year +73 +55  
Permanent jobs citing Kdb+ 34 24 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.024% 0.005%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.13% 0.080% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 27 22 5
Median salary £97,500 £92,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.40% +27.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £90,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £125,000 £105,000 £97,000
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 27027 29884 34667
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.40% 30.29% 32.43%
Number of salaries quoted 22910 25528 29241
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +70 29 £97,500 +5.40% 2
London +67 29 £97,500 +5.40% 2
City of London +22 11 £92,500 - 1
Scotland - 5 - -
Glasgow - 5 - -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 71 (100.00%) KDB
2 55 (77.46%) Java
3 51 (71.83%) Linux
4 46 (64.79%) Unix
5 28 (39.44%) Equities
6 22 (30.99%) Finance
7 19 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (25.35%) Shell Script
9 15 (21.13%) JMS
9 15 (21.13%) Front Office
9 15 (21.13%) Spring
9 15 (21.13%) Degree
10 14 (19.72%) FIX Protocol
10 14 (19.72%) RDBMS
10 14 (19.72%) SOAP
10 14 (19.72%) OO
10 14 (19.72%) C++
10 14 (19.72%) Relational Database
11 13 (18.31%) XML
11 13 (18.31%) Hadoop
12 12 (16.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (16.90%) E-Commerce
12 12 (16.90%) OOD
12 12 (16.90%) Validation
12 12 (16.90%) NoSQL
12 12 (16.90%) Test Strategy
13 11 (15.49%) AngularJS
13 11 (15.49%) Python
13 11 (15.49%) HTML
13 11 (15.49%) SQL

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 (9.86%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (8.45%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.04%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) GitHub
2 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.04%) Bluemix
2 5 (7.04%) Google App Engine
2 5 (7.04%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (7.04%) IaaS
2 5 (7.04%) IBM Cloud
2 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.04%) PaaS
2 5 (7.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (100.00%) KDB
2 14 (19.72%) RDBMS
2 14 (19.72%) Relational Database
3 13 (18.31%) Hadoop
4 12 (16.90%) NoSQL
5 8 (11.27%) DB2
5 8 (11.27%) MongoDB
6 7 (9.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (9.86%) SAP HANA
7 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database
7 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (7.04%) Hazelcast
9 3 (4.23%) Tick Data
10 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Maven
2 6 (8.45%) Ant
2 6 (8.45%) Eclipse
2 6 (8.45%) JUnit
2 6 (8.45%) Subversion
3 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.23%) JIRA
5 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 22 (30.99%) Finance
2 15 (21.13%) Front Office
3 10 (14.08%) French Language
4 9 (12.68%) Banking
5 7 (9.86%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.41%) Electronics
7 1 (1.41%) German Language
7 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (92.96%) Developer
2 40 (56.34%) KDB Developer
3 26 (36.62%) Java Developer
4 12 (16.90%) Software Developer
5 9 (12.68%) Senior Developer
6 8 (11.27%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
6 8 (11.27%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
7 7 (9.86%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (7.04%) Architect
9 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (5.63%) Senior Architect
10 3 (4.23%) Java Web Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Enterprise Architect
10 3 (4.23%) Web Developer
11 2 (2.82%) C++ Developer
11 2 (2.82%) Digital Architect
11 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.82%) Scala Developer
11 2 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.82%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.13%) JMS
1 15 (21.13%) Spring
2 14 (19.72%) FIX Protocol
2 14 (19.72%) SOAP
3 13 (18.31%) XML
4 11 (15.49%) AngularJS
4 11 (15.49%) HTML
5 10 (14.08%) Hibernate
6 7 (9.86%) .NET
6 7 (9.86%) Akka
6 7 (9.86%) REST
7 6 (8.45%) DAO
7 6 (8.45%) HTML5
7 6 (8.45%) J2EE
7 6 (8.45%) Java Concurrency
7 6 (8.45%) jQuery
7 6 (8.45%) Servlets
7 6 (8.45%) Spring MVC
7 6 (8.45%) Spring Security
7 6 (8.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (39.44%) Equities
2 10 (14.08%) Derivative
2 10 (14.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (11.27%) Algorithms
4 5 (7.04%) Fixed Income
5 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.63%) Fintech
5 4 (5.63%) User Experience
6 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.23%) iPad
7 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.82%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.82%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.41%) Arduino
8 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.41%) TWAP
8 1 (1.41%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 51 (71.83%) Linux
2 46 (64.79%) Unix
3 12 (16.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.23%) Android
4 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.72%) OO
3 12 (16.90%) E-Commerce
3 12 (16.90%) OOD
3 12 (16.90%) Test Strategy
3 12 (16.90%) Validation
4 11 (15.49%) Electronic Trading
5 10 (14.08%) Algorithmic Trading
5 10 (14.08%) Low Latency
6 9 (12.68%) Multithreading
6 9 (12.68%) Pricing Strategy
6 9 (12.68%) SDLC
7 8 (11.27%) Mentoring
8 7 (9.86%) Asset Management
8 7 (9.86%) Market Making
9 6 (8.45%) MVC
9 6 (8.45%) Performance Optimisation
9 6 (8.45%) TDD
10 5 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 55 (77.46%) Java
2 18 (25.35%) Shell Script
3 14 (19.72%) C++
4 11 (15.49%) Python
4 11 (15.49%) SQL
5 9 (12.68%) C#
6 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
7 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
8 5 (7.04%) Perl
8 5 (7.04%) Scala
9 2 (2.82%) Clojure
10 1 (1.41%) C
10 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Ansible
1 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) Sybase
2 8 (11.27%) Oracle
3 7 (9.86%) SAP
3 7 (9.86%) Splunk
4 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.45%) Perforce
5 5 (7.04%) GigaSpaces
5 5 (7.04%) Google
5 5 (7.04%) IBM
5 5 (7.04%) Rackspace
5 5 (7.04%) StreamBase
6 2 (2.82%) Twitter
7 1 (1.41%) TIBCO
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