Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems Kdb+
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1145 1112 1240
Rank change year-on-year -33 +128 +63
Permanent jobs citing Kdb+ 36 62 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.036% 0.028%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.068% 0.12% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 10 56 54
UK median annual salary £97,500 £92,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.41% +19.35% -10.14%
10th Percentile £55,425 £56,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £138,000 £107,500 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 - £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 53,225 52,463 66,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.57% 30.06% 31.74%
Number of salaries quoted 44,469 44,763 56,497
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% 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 25 February 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 25 February 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
England -6 35 £102,500 +10.81% 6
London -34 35 £102,500 +10.81% 6
UK excluding London +4 1 £65,000 - 1
Scotland -24 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 36 (100.00%) KDB
2 34 (94.44%) Finance
3 25 (69.44%) Banking
3 25 (69.44%) Analytics
4 23 (63.89%) Investment Banking
5 22 (61.11%) Asset Management
5 22 (61.11%) Equities
6 21 (58.33%) Java
6 21 (58.33%) Unix
6 21 (58.33%) Retail Banking
6 21 (58.33%) Wealth Management
7 18 (50.00%) Linux
8 16 (44.44%) Computer Science
8 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (38.89%) SQL
10 13 (36.11%) Fixed Income
10 13 (36.11%) Data Structures
10 13 (36.11%) Algorithms
10 13 (36.11%) Data Science
11 12 (33.33%) SDLC
12 11 (30.56%) Kanban
13 10 (27.78%) Scrum
13 10 (27.78%) Front Office
13 10 (27.78%) Python
13 10 (27.78%) Apache Spark
14 9 (25.00%) Low Latency
14 9 (25.00%) Relational Database
14 9 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
14 9 (25.00%) Quantitative Trading
14 9 (25.00%) QA

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 10 (27.78%) Apache Spark
2 4 (11.11%) nginx
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) HTTP
1 3 (8.33%) SSL
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (100.00%) KDB
2 9 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.78%) Big Data
6 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.78%) Hazelcast
6 1 (2.78%) HBase
6 1 (2.78%) SAP HANA
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.78%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) webpack
2 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 34 (94.44%) Finance
2 25 (69.44%) Banking
3 23 (63.89%) Investment Banking
4 21 (58.33%) Retail Banking
5 10 (27.78%) Front Office
6 3 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Developer
2 12 (33.33%) KDB Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Head of Analytics
3 9 (25.00%) Head of IT
4 5 (13.89%) Python Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Applications Developer
5 4 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Python Web Developer
5 4 (11.11%) React Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Applications Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Python Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Python Web Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior React Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior SQL Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Web Applications Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Web Developer
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Web Applications Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) Kafka
2 7 (19.44%) HTML
2 7 (19.44%) HTML5
2 7 (19.44%) React
3 6 (16.67%) CSS
3 6 (16.67%) Web Services
4 4 (11.11%) CSS3
4 4 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (11.11%) Flask
4 4 (11.11%) Software Packaging
4 4 (11.11%) WebSockets
4 4 (11.11%) XML
5 2 (5.56%) Akka
5 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.56%) DOM
5 2 (5.56%) Ember.js
5 2 (5.56%) Node.js
5 2 (5.56%) REST
5 2 (5.56%) SOAP
5 2 (5.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 22 (61.11%) Equities
2 16 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 13 (36.11%) Algorithms
3 13 (36.11%) Data Structures
3 13 (36.11%) Fixed Income
4 5 (13.89%) Derivative
5 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.78%) Fintech
6 1 (2.78%) Market Risk
6 1 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Unix
2 18 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Android
3 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Analytics
2 22 (61.11%) Asset Management
3 21 (58.33%) Wealth Management
4 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (36.11%) Data Science
6 12 (33.33%) SDLC
7 11 (30.56%) Kanban
8 10 (27.78%) Scrum
9 9 (25.00%) Data Analytics
9 9 (25.00%) Low Latency
9 9 (25.00%) Quantitative Trading
9 9 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
9 9 (25.00%) Web Development
10 6 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
11 5 (13.89%) Programme Management
12 4 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Development
13 3 (8.33%) Algorithmic Trading
13 3 (8.33%) Pair Programming
13 3 (8.33%) Refactoring
13 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) Java
2 14 (38.89%) SQL
3 10 (27.78%) Python
4 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.11%) C++
5 4 (11.11%) ES6
5 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 3 (8.33%) MATLAB
6 3 (8.33%) Perl
6 3 (8.33%) R
6 3 (8.33%) Tcl
7 2 (5.56%) C#
7 2 (5.56%) Clojure
8 1 (2.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (2.78%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Splunk
1 2 (5.56%) StreamBase
2 1 (2.78%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (2.78%) BMC
2 1 (2.78%) Calypso
2 1 (2.78%) GigaSpaces
2 1 (2.78%) Murex
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) SAP
2 1 (2.78%) Sybase
2 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.78%) Wallstreet Suite