Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 978 1058 1162
Rank change year-on-year +80 +104 +16
Permanent jobs citing KDB 203 166 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.088% 0.070%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.38% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 75 146 104
UK median annual salary £92,500 £90,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.78% +33.33% -18.18%
10th Percentile £62,500 £52,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £112,500 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -30.00% +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 53569 56197 69091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.52% 29.64% 31.59%
Number of salaries quoted 44034 47845 58259
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +111 191 £92,500 +2.78% 7
London +44 189 £92,500 +2.78% 7
UK excluding London +46 14 £38,500 -30.00%
Scotland -13 7 £65,000 +18.18%
Northern Ireland - 5 £35,000 -
Midlands - 2 £39,250 -
West Midlands - 2 £39,250 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 154 (75.86%) Java
2 137 (67.49%) Finance
3 128 (63.05%) Banking
4 120 (59.11%) Investment Banking
5 111 (54.68%) Asset Management
6 107 (52.71%) Wealth Management
7 106 (52.22%) Retail Banking
8 92 (45.32%) SDLC
9 85 (41.87%) Oracle
10 84 (41.38%) OO
11 82 (40.39%) OOD
12 77 (37.93%) Sybase
13 76 (37.44%) Kdb+
14 72 (35.47%) Analytical Skills
15 71 (34.98%) JavaScript
15 71 (34.98%) Unix
16 70 (34.48%) .NET
17 67 (33.00%) WebSphere
18 65 (32.02%) Equities
19 63 (31.03%) Linux
19 63 (31.03%) N-Tier
19 63 (31.03%) Software Delivery
20 62 (30.54%) BDD
21 53 (26.11%) Front Office
22 51 (25.12%) Python
22 51 (25.12%) SQL
23 48 (23.65%) Analytics
24 44 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
25 43 (21.18%) Low Latency
26 41 (20.20%) 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 67 (33.00%) WebSphere
2 20 (9.85%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.97%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.97%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.49%) Apache
5 1 (0.49%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.48%) CPLEX
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) RMDS
2 1 (0.49%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.46%) Google App Engine
2 5 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (2.46%) IaaS
2 5 (2.46%) PaaS
2 5 (2.46%) SaaS
3 3 (1.48%) Bluemix
3 3 (1.48%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (0.99%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.91%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.42%) HTTP
2 11 (5.42%) SSL
3 1 (0.49%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (37.44%) Kdb+
2 27 (13.30%) Relational Database
3 19 (9.36%) NoSQL
4 12 (5.91%) Hadoop
5 9 (4.43%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (3.94%) MySQL
6 8 (3.94%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.46%) Hazelcast
8 5 (2.46%) SAP HANA
9 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.48%) SQL Server
11 2 (0.99%) DB2
11 2 (0.99%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 20 (9.85%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.87%) Subversion
3 10 (4.93%) JIRA
4 6 (2.96%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.96%) Maven
5 4 (1.97%) JUnit
6 3 (1.48%) Ant
7 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.49%) jMock
8 1 (0.49%) Mocha
8 1 (0.49%) Mockito
8 1 (0.49%) NUnit
8 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.49%) webpack
General
1 137 (67.49%) Finance
2 128 (63.05%) Banking
3 120 (59.11%) Investment Banking
4 106 (52.22%) Retail Banking
5 53 (26.11%) Front Office
6 5 (2.46%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 148 (72.91%) Developer
2 69 (33.99%) Java Developer
3 48 (23.65%) Lead Developer
4 46 (22.66%) Lead Java Developer
5 41 (20.20%) KDB Developer
6 31 (15.27%) Senior Developer
7 19 (9.36%) C# Developer
8 18 (8.87%) Senior C# Developer
9 17 (8.37%) Head of Analytics
9 17 (8.37%) Head of IT
10 12 (5.91%) Analyst
11 11 (5.42%) Delivery Manager
11 11 (5.42%) IT Manager
11 11 (5.42%) IT Risk Manager
11 11 (5.42%) Risk Manager
12 10 (4.93%) Python Developer
12 10 (4.93%) Support Analyst
13 9 (4.43%) Applications Support
13 9 (4.43%) C++ Developer
14 8 (3.94%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (34.48%) .NET
2 19 (9.36%) FIX Protocol
3 18 (8.87%) .NET Framework
3 18 (8.87%) Kafka
3 18 (8.87%) LINQ
3 18 (8.87%) NHibernate
3 18 (8.87%) Ninject
4 17 (8.37%) XML
5 15 (7.39%) Web Services
6 14 (6.90%) Spring
6 14 (6.90%) Ultra Messaging
7 11 (5.42%) AngularJS
7 11 (5.42%) JMS
8 10 (4.93%) HTML
9 9 (4.43%) Hibernate
9 9 (4.43%) Rendezvous
10 7 (3.45%) HTML5
10 7 (3.45%) Node.js
10 7 (3.45%) NumPy
10 7 (3.45%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 72 (35.47%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (32.02%) Equities
3 63 (31.03%) N-Tier
4 35 (17.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 32 (15.76%) Computer Science
6 31 (15.27%) Data Structures
7 30 (14.78%) Algorithms
8 27 (13.30%) Fixed Income
9 8 (3.94%) Hedge funds
10 5 (2.46%) Derivative
11 3 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.48%) User Experience
12 2 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.49%) Market Risk
13 1 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
13 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
13 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 71 (34.98%) Unix
2 63 (31.03%) Linux
3 3 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.48%) Windows
4 2 (0.99%) Android
4 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (54.68%) Asset Management
2 107 (52.71%) Wealth Management
3 92 (45.32%) SDLC
4 84 (41.38%) OO
5 82 (40.39%) OOD
6 63 (31.03%) Software Delivery
7 62 (30.54%) BDD
8 48 (23.65%) Analytics
9 44 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (21.18%) Low Latency
11 25 (12.32%) Electronic Trading
12 22 (10.84%) MVC
13 20 (9.85%) Scrum
14 19 (9.36%) Kanban
14 19 (9.36%) Web Development
15 18 (8.87%) Data Analytics
16 16 (7.88%) Quantitative Trading
16 16 (7.88%) Translating Business Requirements
17 15 (7.39%) Multithreading
17 15 (7.39%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 154 (75.86%) Java
2 71 (34.98%) JavaScript
3 51 (25.12%) Python
3 51 (25.12%) SQL
4 41 (20.20%) C++
5 30 (14.78%) C#
6 27 (13.30%) Perl
6 27 (13.30%) Shell Script
7 15 (7.39%) MATLAB
8 13 (6.40%) R
9 11 (5.42%) Tcl
10 4 (1.97%) VBA
11 3 (1.48%) C
11 3 (1.48%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.48%) Scala
12 2 (0.99%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.99%) C-shell
12 2 (0.99%) Korn
13 1 (0.49%) ES6
13 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (9.36%) Degree
2 8 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.48%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.37%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) SLA
Systems Management
1 15 (7.39%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.99%) Control-M
2 2 (0.99%) Nagios
2 2 (0.99%) Netcool
3 1 (0.49%) Ansible
Vendors
1 85 (41.87%) Oracle
2 77 (37.93%) Sybase
3 12 (5.91%) Splunk
3 12 (5.91%) TIBCO
4 9 (4.43%) Sun
5 5 (2.46%) GigaSpaces
5 5 (2.46%) Google
5 5 (2.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.46%) Rackspace
5 5 (2.46%) SAP
6 4 (1.97%) ION Trading
6 4 (1.97%) Reuters
7 3 (1.48%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.48%) IBM
7 3 (1.48%) Perforce
7 3 (1.48%) Sencha
7 3 (1.48%) Solace
8 2 (0.99%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.99%) StreamBase
9 1 (0.49%) Murex