Period
to 23 April 2018

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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems Kdb+
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1164 1105 1227
Rank change year-on-year -59 +122 +76
Permanent jobs citing Kdb+ 29 74 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.043% 0.027%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.053% 0.14% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 24 62 54
UK median annual salary £117,500 £92,500 £91,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.03% +1.37% +5.80%
10th Percentile £64,500 £57,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £138,750 £119,125 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £110,000

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 54,271 52,421 63,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.62% 30.61% 31.39%
Number of salaries quoted 45,214 44,692 54,240
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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
London -53 27 £117,500 +27.03%
England -71 27 £117,500 +27.03%
UK excluding London -32 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 29 (100.00%) KDB
2 27 (93.10%) Finance
3 18 (62.07%) Java
4 11 (37.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (37.93%) Equities
4 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
5 9 (31.03%) Degree
5 9 (31.03%) Analytics
5 9 (31.03%) Linux
5 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
6 8 (27.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (27.59%) Unix
7 7 (24.14%) Fixed Income
8 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (20.69%) Workflow
8 6 (20.69%) Python
8 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
8 6 (20.69%) HTML
8 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
8 6 (20.69%) HTML5
8 6 (20.69%) React
9 5 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (17.24%) DevOps
9 5 (17.24%) MongoDB
9 5 (17.24%) Electronic Trading
9 5 (17.24%) Akka
9 5 (17.24%) REST
9 5 (17.24%) CSS
9 5 (17.24%) SOAP

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 (13.79%) Apache Spark
1 4 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (10.34%) nginx
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.34%) Bluemix
1 3 (10.34%) Google App Engine
1 3 (10.34%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (10.34%) IaaS
1 3 (10.34%) IBM Cloud
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.34%) PaaS
1 3 (10.34%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (100.00%) KDB
2 5 (17.24%) MongoDB
3 4 (13.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (13.79%) Hadoop
3 4 (13.79%) Hazelcast
3 4 (13.79%) NoSQL
3 4 (13.79%) SAP HANA
4 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (6.90%) Big Data
6 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.45%) HBase
6 1 (3.45%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) webpack
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) Maven
3 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (93.10%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Front Office
2 3 (10.34%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Developer
2 17 (58.62%) KDB Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Lead Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Java Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Python Developer
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Python Web Developer
5 3 (10.34%) React Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Applications Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Python Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Python Web Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior React Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior SQL Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Web Applications Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Web Developer
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Web Applications Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) HTML
1 6 (20.69%) HTML5
1 6 (20.69%) React
2 5 (17.24%) Akka
2 5 (17.24%) CSS
2 5 (17.24%) REST
2 5 (17.24%) SOAP
3 3 (10.34%) CSS3
3 3 (10.34%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (10.34%) Flask
3 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
3 3 (10.34%) JAX-RS
3 3 (10.34%) Software Packaging
3 3 (10.34%) Spring
3 3 (10.34%) Vert.x
3 3 (10.34%) Web Services
3 3 (10.34%) WebSockets
4 2 (6.90%) Ember.js
4 2 (6.90%) Node.js
4 2 (6.90%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Equities
1 11 (37.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
3 7 (24.14%) Fixed Income
4 5 (17.24%) Derivative
5 3 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
7 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
7 1 (3.45%) Fintech
7 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Unix
3 2 (6.90%) Android
3 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (31.03%) Analytics
2 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
3 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
3 6 (20.69%) Workflow
4 5 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (17.24%) DevOps
4 5 (17.24%) Electronic Trading
5 4 (13.79%) Algorithmic Trading
6 3 (10.34%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (10.34%) Cross-Browser Development
6 3 (10.34%) Data Science
6 3 (10.34%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (10.34%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 3 (10.34%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) Multithreaded Programming
6 3 (10.34%) Multithreading
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 6 (20.69%) Python
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) C++
4 3 (10.34%) ES6
4 3 (10.34%) Java 8
5 2 (6.90%) C
5 2 (6.90%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) Clojure
5 2 (6.90%) MATLAB
5 2 (6.90%) R
6 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
2 8 (27.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (10.34%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (3.45%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Ansible
1 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) GigaSpaces
1 4 (13.79%) SAP
1 4 (13.79%) Splunk
2 3 (10.34%) Google
2 3 (10.34%) IBM
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Rackspace
3 2 (6.90%) StreamBase