Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1006 1088 1208
Rank change year-on-year +82 +120 -63
Permanent jobs citing KDB 181 152 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.077% 0.049%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.33% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 84 132 72
UK median annual salary £92,500 £87,500 £68,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% +27.27% -16.67%
10th Percentile £55,750 £52,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £112,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,250 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -28.64% +22.22% -18.18%

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 54097 59129 69289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.73% 30.01% 31.77%
Number of salaries quoted 44898 50490 58447
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 8 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 22 August 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 +89 165 £92,500 +5.71% 12
London +56 161 £92,500 +5.71% 12
UK excluding London +55 20 £39,250 -28.64% 3
Scotland +12 11 - -
Northern Ireland - 5 £35,000 - 3
South East +75 2 £62,500 -13.79%
Midlands - 2 £39,250 -
West Midlands - 2 £39,250 -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 142 (78.45%) Java
2 102 (56.35%) Finance
3 86 (47.51%) Banking
4 77 (42.54%) Investment Banking
5 74 (40.88%) Linux
6 73 (40.33%) Oracle
7 72 (39.78%) Asset Management
8 71 (39.23%) Sybase
9 70 (38.67%) OO
9 70 (38.67%) OOD
10 68 (37.57%) Unix
10 68 (37.57%) JavaScript
10 68 (37.57%) SDLC
10 68 (37.57%) Kdb+
11 66 (36.46%) Retail
11 66 (36.46%) Wealth Management
12 65 (35.91%) Retail Banking
12 65 (35.91%) Analytical Skills
13 58 (32.04%) .NET
14 56 (30.94%) WebSphere
15 52 (28.73%) N-Tier
15 52 (28.73%) Software Delivery
16 51 (28.18%) BDD
17 50 (27.62%) Front Office
18 41 (22.65%) SQL
19 40 (22.10%) Low Latency
20 39 (21.55%) Equities
21 36 (19.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 34 (18.78%) Python
23 33 (18.23%) C++

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 56 (30.94%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.42%) Apache Spark
3 7 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.31%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.21%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.55%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.55%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.31%) GitHub
2 5 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.76%) Google App Engine
2 5 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (2.76%) IaaS
2 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.76%) PaaS
2 5 (2.76%) SaaS
3 3 (1.66%) Bluemix
3 3 (1.66%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.76%) HTTP
1 5 (2.76%) SSL
1 5 (2.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.10%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (37.57%) Kdb+
2 20 (11.05%) Relational Database
3 17 (9.39%) MySQL
3 17 (9.39%) NoSQL
4 15 (8.29%) RDBMS
5 13 (7.18%) Hadoop
5 13 (7.18%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (5.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (5.52%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.87%) SAP HANA
8 6 (3.31%) DB2
9 5 (2.76%) Hazelcast
9 5 (2.76%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.10%) Redis
10 2 (1.10%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.55%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 12 (6.63%) Subversion
2 11 (6.08%) JIRA
3 8 (4.42%) Eclipse
4 7 (3.87%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.87%) Maven
5 6 (3.31%) JUnit
6 5 (2.76%) Ant
7 2 (1.10%) Bower
7 2 (1.10%) Grunt
8 1 (0.55%) jMock
8 1 (0.55%) Mockito
8 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 102 (56.35%) Finance
2 86 (47.51%) Banking
3 77 (42.54%) Investment Banking
4 66 (36.46%) Retail
5 65 (35.91%) Retail Banking
6 50 (27.62%) Front Office
7 4 (2.21%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.66%) French Language
9 2 (1.10%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 139 (76.80%) Developer
2 85 (46.96%) Java Developer
3 49 (27.07%) Lead Developer
4 47 (25.97%) Lead Java Developer
5 36 (19.89%) KDB Developer
6 22 (12.15%) Senior Developer
7 13 (7.18%) Analyst
8 12 (6.63%) Applications Support
8 12 (6.63%) Support Analyst
9 11 (6.08%) Applications Support Analyst
9 11 (6.08%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (5.52%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
10 10 (5.52%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
11 7 (3.87%) Front Office Developer
12 6 (3.31%) C# Developer
12 6 (3.31%) Senior C# Developer
13 5 (2.76%) C++ Developer
13 5 (2.76%) Delivery Manager
13 5 (2.76%) IT Risk Manager
13 5 (2.76%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (32.04%) .NET
2 29 (16.02%) FIX Protocol
3 22 (12.15%) XML
4 19 (10.50%) Hibernate
4 19 (10.50%) Spring
5 18 (9.94%) AngularJS
6 17 (9.39%) JMS
7 16 (8.84%) Web Services
8 15 (8.29%) HTML
9 14 (7.73%) J2EE
10 13 (7.18%) SOAP
11 11 (6.08%) Rendezvous
12 10 (5.52%) Ultra Messaging
13 8 (4.42%) REST
14 7 (3.87%) Akka
14 7 (3.87%) CSS
15 6 (3.31%) .NET Framework
15 6 (3.31%) Java Concurrency
15 6 (3.31%) NHibernate
15 6 (3.31%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 65 (35.91%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (28.73%) N-Tier
3 39 (21.55%) Equities
4 36 (19.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (11.05%) Data Structures
6 18 (9.94%) Algorithms
7 17 (9.39%) Computer Science
8 14 (7.73%) Fixed Income
9 12 (6.63%) Hedge funds
10 7 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (3.31%) Derivative
11 6 (3.31%) User Experience
12 3 (1.66%) Fintech
12 3 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (1.66%) Reference Data
13 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 74 (40.88%) Linux
2 68 (37.57%) Unix
3 4 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.10%) Android
4 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (39.78%) Asset Management
2 70 (38.67%) OO
2 70 (38.67%) OOD
3 68 (37.57%) SDLC
4 66 (36.46%) Wealth Management
5 52 (28.73%) Software Delivery
6 51 (28.18%) BDD
7 40 (22.10%) Low Latency
8 30 (16.57%) Electronic Trading
9 27 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (12.15%) Analytics
11 16 (8.84%) Algorithmic Trading
11 16 (8.84%) E-Commerce
11 16 (8.84%) Multithreading
12 15 (8.29%) Mathematics
13 14 (7.73%) Market Making
14 12 (6.63%) MVC
15 11 (6.08%) Mentoring
15 11 (6.08%) Unit Testing
16 9 (4.97%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 142 (78.45%) Java
2 68 (37.57%) JavaScript
3 41 (22.65%) SQL
4 34 (18.78%) Python
5 33 (18.23%) C++
6 25 (13.81%) Shell Script
7 17 (9.39%) Perl
8 14 (7.73%) C#
9 7 (3.87%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.31%) MATLAB
11 5 (2.76%) R
11 5 (2.76%) Scala
11 5 (2.76%) Tcl
12 3 (1.66%) C
12 3 (1.66%) VBA
13 2 (1.10%) Clojure
13 2 (1.10%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (1.10%) PHP
13 2 (1.10%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.55%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 17 (9.39%) Degree
2 7 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.66%) Master's Degree
3 3 (1.66%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.76%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (6.63%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (1.10%) Nagios
2 2 (1.10%) Netcool
3 1 (0.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 73 (40.33%) Oracle
2 71 (39.23%) Sybase
3 15 (8.29%) Splunk
4 12 (6.63%) TIBCO
5 7 (3.87%) SAP
6 6 (3.31%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.76%) GigaSpaces
7 5 (2.76%) Google
7 5 (2.76%) Perforce
7 5 (2.76%) Rackspace
7 5 (2.76%) Sun
8 4 (2.21%) StreamBase
9 3 (1.66%) IBM
9 3 (1.66%) ION Trading
9 3 (1.66%) Sencha
10 2 (1.10%) Solace
11 1 (0.55%) Reuters