Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 871 754 1053
Rank change year-on-year -117 +299 +54
Permanent jobs citing KDB 116 46 67
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.065% 0.046%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.37% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 78 35 58
10th Percentile £72,125 £58,900 £66,250
25th Percentile £76,250 £80,625 £70,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £83,750 £120,000 £92,500
Median % change year-on-year -30.21% +29.73% -11.90%
75th Percentile £112,500 £250,000 £116,875
90th Percentile £130,000 " £151,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £53,750 -
% change year-on-year +30.23% - -

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 31,770 19,506 40,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.08% 27.56% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 21,360 16,015 33,375
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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 24 July 2021.

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 July 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
London -58 97 £85,000 -29.17% 6
England -124 97 £85,000 -29.17% 6
UK excluding London -108 19 £70,000 +30.23% 2
Isle of Man - 17 - -
Work from Home - 16 £82,500 - 1
Northern Ireland -34 1 - -
Scotland -60 1 £70,000 +33.33% 2

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 82 (70.69%) Python
2 75 (64.66%) Java
3 73 (62.93%) Finance
4 61 (52.59%) Front Office
5 56 (48.28%) Analytics
6 44 (37.93%) Linux
7 39 (33.62%) SQL
7 39 (33.62%) Social Skills
8 37 (31.90%) OO
8 37 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (27.59%) Banking
9 32 (27.59%) Electronic Trading
10 31 (26.72%) Unix
11 26 (22.41%) Azure
11 26 (22.41%) Machine Learning
11 26 (22.41%) Algorithms
12 25 (21.55%) Fixed Income
13 24 (20.69%) AWS
13 24 (20.69%) Derivative
14 23 (19.83%) Apache Cassandra
14 23 (19.83%) Apache Spark
15 22 (18.97%) Multithreading
15 22 (18.97%) Test Automation
15 22 (18.97%) QA
16 21 (18.10%) Data Structures
16 21 (18.10%) MongoDB
16 21 (18.10%) Relational Database
17 20 (17.24%) Snowflake
17 20 (17.24%) Greenplum
17 20 (17.24%) OOD

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 23 (19.83%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.72%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.86%) Apache
3 1 (0.86%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 26 (22.41%) Azure
2 24 (20.69%) AWS
3 20 (17.24%) Snowflake
4 2 (1.72%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.86%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) Ethernet
1 4 (3.45%) InfiniBand
1 4 (3.45%) Multicast
2 1 (0.86%) LAN
2 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.83%) Apache Cassandra
2 21 (18.10%) MongoDB
2 21 (18.10%) Relational Database
3 17 (14.66%) Big Data
4 15 (12.93%) Kdb+
5 3 (2.59%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.59%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.72%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.72%) Presto
6 2 (1.72%) Tick Data
7 1 (0.86%) Apache Ignite
7 1 (0.86%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.86%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.45%) JIRA
3 2 (1.72%) Maven
4 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
General
1 73 (62.93%) Finance
2 61 (52.59%) Front Office
3 39 (33.62%) Social Skills
4 32 (27.59%) Banking
5 18 (15.52%) Games
6 15 (12.93%) Investment Banking
7 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (4.31%) Advertising
9 2 (1.72%) Retail
10 1 (0.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 85 (73.28%) Developer
2 50 (43.10%) Java Developer
3 27 (23.28%) Senior Developer
3 27 (23.28%) Senior Java Developer
4 20 (17.24%) KDB Developer
5 17 (14.66%) Analyst
5 17 (14.66%) Qualitative Analyst
5 17 (14.66%) Quantitative Analyst
6 12 (10.34%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 11 (9.48%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 9 (7.76%) Front Office Developer
9 7 (6.03%) Python Developer
10 6 (5.17%) Lead Developer
11 4 (3.45%) Data Visualisation Developer
11 4 (3.45%) HTML Developer
12 3 (2.59%) Head of Analytics
12 3 (2.59%) Quantitative Developer
13 2 (1.72%) Analytics Developer
13 2 (1.72%) E-Commerce Developer
13 2 (1.72%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.52%) Spring
2 11 (9.48%) ZeroMQ
3 9 (7.76%) Protocol Buffers
4 8 (6.90%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (3.45%) HTML
5 4 (3.45%) HTML5
5 4 (3.45%) pytest
6 2 (1.72%) .NET
6 2 (1.72%) Kafka
6 2 (1.72%) Matplotlib
6 2 (1.72%) NumPy
6 2 (1.72%) Pandas
6 2 (1.72%) scikit-learn
7 1 (0.86%) Flash
7 1 (0.86%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.86%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.86%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.41%) Algorithms
2 25 (21.55%) Fixed Income
3 24 (20.69%) Derivative
4 21 (18.10%) Data Structures
5 19 (16.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (9.48%) Equities
7 7 (6.03%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.72%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.86%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.86%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.86%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (37.93%) Linux
2 31 (26.72%) Unix
3 11 (9.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (48.28%) Analytics
2 37 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (31.90%) OO
3 32 (27.59%) Electronic Trading
4 26 (22.41%) Machine Learning
5 22 (18.97%) Multithreading
5 22 (18.97%) Test Automation
6 20 (17.24%) OOD
7 19 (16.38%) Computer Science
7 19 (16.38%) Data Analytics
7 19 (16.38%) Mathematics
8 18 (15.52%) Low Latency
8 18 (15.52%) Quantitative Finance
9 17 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (14.66%) Statistics
10 16 (13.79%) Algorithmic Trading
10 16 (13.79%) Garbage Collection
11 9 (7.76%) Open Source
12 8 (6.90%) Change Control
12 8 (6.90%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 82 (70.69%) Python
2 75 (64.66%) Java
3 39 (33.62%) SQL
4 11 (9.48%) C++
5 9 (7.76%) Perl
5 9 (7.76%) Shell Script
6 8 (6.90%) C#
7 5 (4.31%) Scala
8 4 (3.45%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.59%) C
9 3 (2.59%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.86%) Julia
10 1 (0.86%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (2.59%) Degree
2 2 (1.72%) PhD
3 1 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.97%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (6.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) Ansible
2 2 (1.72%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (1.72%) Oozie
2 2 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (17.24%) Greenplum
2 12 (10.34%) ION Trading
3 9 (7.76%) Google
4 6 (5.17%) Oracle
5 4 (3.45%) Bloomberg
5 4 (3.45%) Solace
5 4 (3.45%) Solarflare
5 4 (3.45%) Sybase
6 3 (2.59%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.59%) Sun
6 3 (2.59%) Tradeweb
7 2 (1.72%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.86%) Murex
8 1 (0.86%) TIBCO