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 1010 1050 1141
Rank change year-on-year +40 +91 +61
Permanent jobs citing KDB 201 172 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.091% 0.083%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.37% 0.31% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 78 151 133
UK median annual salary £92,500 £92,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +32.14% -15.15%
10th Percentile £54,625 £52,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £137,500 £112,500 £118,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £55,000 £110,000
% change year-on-year -31.82% -50.00% +57.14%

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 7 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 +74 189 £92,500 - 9
London +30 185 £92,500 - 9
UK excluding London +54 16 £37,500 -31.82%
Scotland -14 7 £65,000 +18.18%
Northern Ireland - 5 £35,000 -
Midlands - 4 £38,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £38,000 -

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.

1 149 (74.13%) Java
2 140 (69.65%) Finance
3 125 (62.19%) Banking
4 108 (53.73%) Investment Banking
5 101 (50.25%) Asset Management
6 98 (48.76%) Wealth Management
7 97 (48.26%) Retail Banking
8 83 (41.29%) SDLC
9 75 (37.31%) Kdb+
9 75 (37.31%) OO
10 73 (36.32%) Oracle
11 72 (35.82%) OOD
12 68 (33.83%) Unix
12 68 (33.83%) Analytical Skills
13 67 (33.33%) Linux
13 67 (33.33%) Sybase
14 65 (32.34%) Equities
15 63 (31.34%) JavaScript
16 59 (29.35%) .NET
17 58 (28.86%) SQL
17 58 (28.86%) Front Office
18 57 (28.36%) WebSphere
19 56 (27.86%) Analytics
20 53 (26.37%) Software Delivery
20 53 (26.37%) BDD
20 53 (26.37%) N-Tier
21 51 (25.37%) Python
22 47 (23.38%) C++
23 44 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
23 44 (21.89%) Low Latency

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 57 (28.36%) WebSphere
2 19 (9.45%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.99%) nginx
3 4 (1.99%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.50%) Apache
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.99%) CPLEX
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) RMDS
2 1 (0.50%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.49%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (1.49%) IaaS
2 3 (1.49%) PaaS
2 3 (1.49%) SaaS
3 2 (1.00%) GitHub
4 1 (0.50%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.97%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.47%) HTTP
2 11 (5.47%) SSL
3 2 (1.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (37.31%) Kdb+
2 25 (12.44%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.46%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.98%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.48%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.98%) MySQL
6 8 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.49%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.99%) Hazelcast
8 4 (1.99%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.49%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.49%) Tick Data
10 2 (1.00%) Big Data
10 2 (1.00%) DB2
11 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.50%) HBase
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.50%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 21 (10.45%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.96%) Subversion
3 12 (5.97%) JIRA
4 4 (1.99%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.99%) webpack
5 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.49%) Maven
6 2 (1.00%) Mocha
6 2 (1.00%) NUnit
6 2 (1.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.50%) jMock
7 1 (0.50%) JUnit
7 1 (0.50%) Mockito
General
1 140 (69.65%) Finance
2 125 (62.19%) Banking
3 108 (53.73%) Investment Banking
4 97 (48.26%) Retail Banking
5 58 (28.86%) Front Office
6 3 (1.49%) Back Office
6 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) Games
7 1 (0.50%) International Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 140 (69.65%) Developer
2 58 (28.86%) Java Developer
3 42 (20.90%) KDB Developer
4 40 (19.90%) Lead Developer
5 36 (17.91%) Lead Java Developer
6 32 (15.92%) Senior Developer
7 19 (9.45%) C# Developer
8 18 (8.96%) Senior C# Developer
9 17 (8.46%) Head of Analytics
9 17 (8.46%) Head of IT
10 14 (6.97%) Analyst
11 11 (5.47%) C++ Developer
11 11 (5.47%) Delivery Manager
11 11 (5.47%) IT Manager
11 11 (5.47%) IT Risk Manager
11 11 (5.47%) Python Developer
11 11 (5.47%) Risk Manager
11 11 (5.47%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.98%) Applications Support
13 8 (3.98%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (29.35%) .NET
2 19 (9.45%) Kafka
3 18 (8.96%) .NET Framework
3 18 (8.96%) FIX Protocol
3 18 (8.96%) LINQ
3 18 (8.96%) NHibernate
3 18 (8.96%) Ninject
4 14 (6.97%) Ultra Messaging
4 14 (6.97%) XML
5 13 (6.47%) Web Services
6 12 (5.97%) HTML
6 12 (5.97%) HTML5
7 11 (5.47%) AngularJS
8 10 (4.98%) JMS
8 10 (4.98%) Node.js
8 10 (4.98%) React
9 9 (4.48%) Rendezvous
9 9 (4.48%) Spring
10 8 (3.98%) CSS
10 8 (3.98%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 68 (33.83%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (32.34%) Equities
3 53 (26.37%) N-Tier
4 40 (19.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 38 (18.91%) Data Structures
6 35 (17.41%) Computer Science
6 35 (17.41%) Fixed Income
7 31 (15.42%) Algorithms
8 9 (4.48%) Derivative
9 7 (3.48%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.49%) User Experience
11 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.50%) Market Risk
12 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (33.83%) Unix
2 67 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (1.99%) Android
3 4 (1.99%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.49%) Windows
5 2 (1.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (50.25%) Asset Management
2 98 (48.76%) Wealth Management
3 83 (41.29%) SDLC
4 75 (37.31%) OO
5 72 (35.82%) OOD
6 56 (27.86%) Analytics
7 53 (26.37%) BDD
7 53 (26.37%) Software Delivery
8 44 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (21.89%) Low Latency
9 28 (13.93%) Electronic Trading
10 21 (10.45%) Scrum
11 20 (9.95%) Kanban
12 19 (9.45%) MVC
13 18 (8.96%) Data Analytics
13 18 (8.96%) Web Development
14 16 (7.96%) Multithreading
14 16 (7.96%) Quantitative Trading
14 16 (7.96%) Translating Business Requirements
15 15 (7.46%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (74.13%) Java
2 63 (31.34%) JavaScript
3 58 (28.86%) SQL
4 51 (25.37%) Python
5 47 (23.38%) C++
6 34 (16.92%) C#
7 27 (13.43%) Perl
8 24 (11.94%) Shell Script
9 17 (8.46%) MATLAB
10 15 (7.46%) R
11 11 (5.47%) Tcl
12 4 (1.99%) ES6
12 4 (1.99%) VBA
13 3 (1.49%) C
13 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.00%) Bourne shell
14 2 (1.00%) Clojure
14 2 (1.00%) C-shell
14 2 (1.00%) Korn
15 1 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (15.42%) Degree
2 11 (5.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.98%) PhD
4 2 (1.00%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.46%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 17 (8.46%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.99%) Nagios
2 4 (1.99%) Netcool
3 3 (1.49%) Ansible
4 2 (1.00%) Control-M
4 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.00%) Puppet
5 1 (0.50%) Oozie
Vendors
1 73 (36.32%) Oracle
2 67 (33.33%) Sybase
3 12 (5.97%) TIBCO
4 11 (5.47%) Splunk
5 9 (4.48%) Sun
6 4 (1.99%) GigaSpaces
6 4 (1.99%) ION Trading
6 4 (1.99%) Reuters
6 4 (1.99%) SAP
6 4 (1.99%) StreamBase
7 3 (1.49%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.49%) Google
7 3 (1.49%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.49%) Rackspace
7 3 (1.49%) Sencha
7 3 (1.49%) Solace
8 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.50%) BMC
9 1 (0.50%) Calypso
9 1 (0.50%) Murex