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

Kx Systems Kdb+
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1136 1144 1286
Rank change year-on-year +8 +142 0
Permanent jobs citing Kdb+ 75 78 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.041% 0.017%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.14% 0.14% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 20 72 32
UK median annual salary £92,500 £92,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +48.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £69,875 £46,875 £48,750
90th Percentile £129,625 £112,000 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £110,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% -50.00% -

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 54460 56137 68974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.23% 29.67% 31.53%
Number of salaries quoted 44807 47978 58120
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 November 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 November 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 +42 69 £92,500 - 2
London +2 69 £92,500 - 2
UK excluding London +50 6 £65,000 +18.18%
Scotland -9 6 £65,000 +18.18%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 75 (100.00%) KDB
2 57 (76.00%) Finance
3 50 (66.67%) Java
3 50 (66.67%) Banking
4 49 (65.33%) Investment Banking
5 48 (64.00%) Asset Management
6 47 (62.67%) Equities
7 46 (61.33%) Unix
8 44 (58.67%) Wealth Management
8 44 (58.67%) Retail Banking
9 42 (56.00%) Analytics
10 39 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (42.67%) Linux
12 29 (38.67%) Algorithms
13 28 (37.33%) Data Structures
13 28 (37.33%) SDLC
13 28 (37.33%) Computer Science
14 26 (34.67%) SQL
15 23 (30.67%) Fixed Income
16 21 (28.00%) Scrum
17 20 (26.67%) Kanban
17 20 (26.67%) Front Office
18 19 (25.33%) Python
18 19 (25.33%) Apache Spark
18 19 (25.33%) Relational Database
19 17 (22.67%) Low Latency
19 17 (22.67%) Kafka
19 17 (22.67%) Data Analytics
19 17 (22.67%) QA
20 16 (21.33%) 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 (25.33%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.33%) nginx
3 1 (1.33%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.00%) Google App Engine
1 3 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (4.00%) IaaS
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.00%) PaaS
1 3 (4.00%) SaaS
2 2 (2.67%) GitHub
3 1 (1.33%) Bluemix
3 1 (1.33%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.67%) HTTP
1 11 (14.67%) SSL
1 11 (14.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (100.00%) KDB
2 19 (25.33%) Relational Database
3 15 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (5.33%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.33%) Hazelcast
5 4 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.33%) SAP HANA
6 2 (2.67%) DB2
6 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.33%) Big Data
7 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.33%) HBase
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) webpack
2 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.67%) JIRA
General
1 57 (76.00%) Finance
2 50 (66.67%) Banking
3 49 (65.33%) Investment Banking
4 44 (58.67%) Retail Banking
5 20 (26.67%) Front Office
6 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (56.00%) Developer
2 32 (42.67%) KDB Developer
3 17 (22.67%) Head of Analytics
3 17 (22.67%) Head of IT
4 11 (14.67%) Delivery Manager
4 11 (14.67%) IT Manager
4 11 (14.67%) IT Risk Manager
4 11 (14.67%) Risk Manager
5 7 (9.33%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Applications Developer
6 4 (5.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Python Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Python Web Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Applications Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Python Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Python Web Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Web Developer
6 4 (5.33%) SQL Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Web Applications Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.67%) Kafka
2 14 (18.67%) XML
3 12 (16.00%) Web Services
4 9 (12.00%) HTML
4 9 (12.00%) HTML5
5 8 (10.67%) CSS
6 7 (9.33%) React
7 5 (6.67%) Akka
7 5 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 5 (6.67%) SOAP
7 5 (6.67%) Swagger
8 4 (5.33%) CSS3
8 4 (5.33%) DOM
8 4 (5.33%) Flask
8 4 (5.33%) Node.js
8 4 (5.33%) Software Packaging
8 4 (5.33%) WebSockets
9 3 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (4.00%) REST
9 3 (4.00%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 47 (62.67%) Equities
2 29 (38.67%) Algorithms
3 28 (37.33%) Computer Science
3 28 (37.33%) Data Structures
4 23 (30.67%) Fixed Income
5 5 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (4.00%) Derivative
6 3 (4.00%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.67%) User Experience
7 2 (2.67%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.33%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 46 (61.33%) Unix
2 32 (42.67%) Linux
3 4 (5.33%) Android
3 4 (5.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.33%) Solaris
4 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (64.00%) Asset Management
2 44 (58.67%) Wealth Management
3 42 (56.00%) Analytics
4 39 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (37.33%) SDLC
6 21 (28.00%) Scrum
7 20 (26.67%) Kanban
8 17 (22.67%) Data Analytics
8 17 (22.67%) Low Latency
9 16 (21.33%) Quantitative Trading
9 16 (21.33%) Translating Business Requirements
9 16 (21.33%) Web Development
10 15 (20.00%) OO
10 15 (20.00%) OOD
10 15 (20.00%) Programme Management
11 11 (14.67%) Pair Programming
11 11 (14.67%) RAD
11 11 (14.67%) Refactoring
11 11 (14.67%) UML
12 8 (10.67%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 50 (66.67%) Java
2 26 (34.67%) SQL
3 19 (25.33%) Python
4 12 (16.00%) C++
4 12 (16.00%) MATLAB
4 12 (16.00%) Shell Script
5 11 (14.67%) Perl
5 11 (14.67%) R
5 11 (14.67%) Tcl
6 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.67%) C#
8 4 (5.33%) ES6
9 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.67%) Clojure
11 1 (1.33%) C
11 1 (1.33%) Scala
11 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 10 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.67%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Ansible
2 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.67%) Puppet
3 1 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (5.33%) GigaSpaces
1 4 (5.33%) SAP
1 4 (5.33%) StreamBase
2 3 (4.00%) Google
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) Rackspace
2 3 (4.00%) Splunk
2 3 (4.00%) Sybase
3 2 (2.67%) Solace
4 1 (1.33%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (1.33%) BMC
4 1 (1.33%) Calypso
4 1 (1.33%) IBM
4 1 (1.33%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.33%) Murex
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle
4 1 (1.33%) Reuters
4 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.33%) Wallstreet Suite