Period
to 27 February 2021

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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 732 946 1044
Rank change year-on-year +214 +98 +76
Permanent jobs citing KDB 72 81 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.066% 0.052%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.36% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 56 60 63
Median annual salary £102,500 £112,500 £95,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.89% +18.42% -13.64%
10th Percentile £73,125 £84,875 £65,250
90th Percentile £127,500 £137,500 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - £42,750 -

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 19,965 33,233 43,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.89% 27.03% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 16,501 27,454 36,195
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,095
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.78% +4.19%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

KDB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KDB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KDB in the UK

KDB
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing KDB.

Salary trend for KDB in the UK

KDB
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing KDB over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

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 6 months to 27 February 2021. 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 +190 61 £102,500 -8.89% 4
London +170 61 £102,500 -8.89% 4
UK excluding London +153 11 - - 1
Isle of Man - 11 - - 1
Work from Home - 2 £96,250 -

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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 53 (73.61%) Java
2 40 (55.56%) Python
3 37 (51.39%) Electronic Trading
4 32 (44.44%) Finance
5 28 (38.89%) Front Office
6 24 (33.33%) Analytics
7 22 (30.56%) Computer Science
8 21 (29.17%) Low Latency
9 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (23.61%) Linux
10 17 (23.61%) Mathematics
10 17 (23.61%) SDLC
11 16 (22.22%) ION Trading
11 16 (22.22%) ZeroMQ
12 15 (20.83%) Machine Learning
12 15 (20.83%) Multithreading
12 15 (20.83%) Banking
12 15 (20.83%) Games
12 15 (20.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (20.83%) Kdb+
13 14 (19.44%) Algorithmic Trading
14 13 (18.06%) Degree
14 13 (18.06%) Open Source
14 13 (18.06%) Fixed Income
14 13 (18.06%) C++
15 12 (16.67%) SQL
15 12 (16.67%) Windows
15 12 (16.67%) Protocol Buffers
15 12 (16.67%) Google
16 11 (15.28%) Statistics

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 2 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (1.39%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.39%) Appian
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.39%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Ethernet
1 3 (4.17%) InfiniBand
1 3 (4.17%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.83%) Kdb+
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.17%) Tick Data
5 2 (2.78%) Apache Ignite
5 2 (2.78%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.39%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.39%) Big Data
6 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.39%) MySQL
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.39%) Presto
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) Maven
General
1 32 (44.44%) Finance
2 28 (38.89%) Front Office
3 15 (20.83%) Banking
3 15 (20.83%) Games
4 10 (13.89%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.94%) Advertising
6 2 (2.78%) Legal
7 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (63.89%) Developer
2 35 (48.61%) Java Developer
3 25 (34.72%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 22 (30.56%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 11 (15.28%) Analyst
5 11 (15.28%) Qualitative Analyst
5 11 (15.28%) Quantitative Analyst
6 8 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 8 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Lead Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Data Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Front Office Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Quantitative Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Java Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) KDB Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Python Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Senior Data Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.22%) ZeroMQ
2 12 (16.67%) Protocol Buffers
3 6 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (6.94%) Middleware
5 4 (5.56%) Dask
5 4 (5.56%) Kafka
6 3 (4.17%) Apache Flex
6 3 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.78%) Spring
8 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.39%) JDBC
8 1 (1.39%) JMS
8 1 (1.39%) LDAP
8 1 (1.39%) Matplotlib
8 1 (1.39%) SAML
8 1 (1.39%) SOAP
8 1 (1.39%) STL
8 1 (1.39%) Web Services
8 1 (1.39%) WSDL
8 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (18.06%) Fixed Income
3 9 (12.50%) Virtual Team
4 6 (8.33%) Equities
5 5 (6.94%) Hedge funds
6 4 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (4.17%) Algorithms
7 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
7 3 (4.17%) Derivative
7 3 (4.17%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.78%) Market Risk
8 2 (2.78%) Spread Betting
9 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.39%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.61%) Linux
2 12 (16.67%) Windows
3 5 (6.94%) Unix
4 4 (5.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (51.39%) Electronic Trading
2 24 (33.33%) Analytics
3 22 (30.56%) Computer Science
4 21 (29.17%) Low Latency
5 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (23.61%) Mathematics
6 17 (23.61%) SDLC
7 15 (20.83%) Machine Learning
7 15 (20.83%) Multithreading
8 14 (19.44%) Algorithmic Trading
9 13 (18.06%) Open Source
10 11 (15.28%) OO
10 11 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (15.28%) Quantitative Finance
10 11 (15.28%) Statistics
11 9 (12.50%) Market Making
11 9 (12.50%) Multithreaded Programming
12 7 (9.72%) Change Control
12 7 (9.72%) Defect Management
12 7 (9.72%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 53 (73.61%) Java
2 40 (55.56%) Python
3 13 (18.06%) C++
4 12 (16.67%) SQL
5 6 (8.33%) C
6 3 (4.17%) Java 8
7 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.78%) Julia
8 1 (1.39%) C#
8 1 (1.39%) Perl
8 1 (1.39%) R
8 1 (1.39%) Scala
8 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Degree
2 5 (6.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.78%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.39%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.28%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.39%) Ansible
2 1 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.39%) Oozie
2 1 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) ION Trading
2 12 (16.67%) Google
3 8 (11.11%) Solace
4 5 (6.94%) Oracle
5 4 (5.56%) Sybase
6 3 (4.17%) Bloomberg
6 3 (4.17%) Solarflare
6 3 (4.17%) Tradeweb
7 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.39%) CA
8 1 (1.39%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.39%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.39%) Sun