Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 992 1042 1013
Rank change year-on-year +50 -29 +41
Permanent jobs citing KDB 62 100 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.061% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.17% 0.21% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 57 66 76
UK median annual salary £110,000 £95,000 £92,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £69,000 £60,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £137,500 £137,500 £130,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - £48,750 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +26.62% -30.00%

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 36,914 47,629 54,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.92% 29.12% 30.28%
Number of salaries quoted 30,403 39,194 45,065
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 14 November 2019.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 4 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 14 November 2019. 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 +75 60 £110,000 +15.79% 10
London +47 60 £110,000 +15.79% 10
UK excluding London +73 2 - - 1
Scotland +22 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 38 (61.29%) Python
2 31 (50.00%) Linux
2 31 (50.00%) Front Office
3 27 (43.55%) Java
4 26 (41.94%) SQL
5 25 (40.32%) C++
5 25 (40.32%) Finance
6 23 (37.10%) Critical Thinking
7 21 (33.87%) Hedge funds
7 21 (33.87%) FIX Protocol
8 20 (32.26%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (29.03%) Sybase
10 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (25.81%) Algorithms
12 15 (24.19%) Unix
12 15 (24.19%) Algorithmic Trading
13 13 (20.97%) C#
13 13 (20.97%) Electronic Trading
13 13 (20.97%) Investment Management
13 13 (20.97%) Banking
14 11 (17.74%) Degree
14 11 (17.74%) Shell Script
15 10 (16.13%) Mathematics
15 10 (16.13%) Investment Banking
15 10 (16.13%) Data Science
15 10 (16.13%) Low Latency
16 9 (14.52%) Multithreading
16 9 (14.52%) Self-Motivation
16 9 (14.52%) TDD
16 9 (14.52%) Marketing

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 1 (1.61%) Apache Pig
1 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) RMDS
2 3 (4.84%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.61%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) AWS
1 7 (11.29%) Azure
2 3 (4.84%) GCP
3 1 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.61%) Office 365
3 1 (1.61%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.61%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Multicast
2 1 (1.61%) DHCP
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.61%) SMTP
2 1 (1.61%) SNMP
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) Data Mining
2 6 (9.68%) Kdb+
3 5 (8.06%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.45%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.84%) Big Data
6 2 (3.23%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.61%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.61%) Impala
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.61%) Power BI
7 1 (1.61%) QlikView
7 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.45%) Subversion
2 4 (6.45%) TeamCity
3 3 (4.84%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.61%) GDB
4 1 (1.61%) JIRA
4 1 (1.61%) Selenium
General
1 31 (50.00%) Front Office
2 25 (40.32%) Finance
3 13 (20.97%) Banking
4 10 (16.13%) Investment Banking
5 9 (14.52%) Back Office
5 9 (14.52%) Marketing
6 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (46.77%) Developer
2 16 (25.81%) Support Engineer
3 14 (22.58%) Java Developer
4 8 (12.90%) Data Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Front Office Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Programmer
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Data Scientist
6 6 (9.68%) Senior Data Scientist
7 5 (8.06%) C++ Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Java Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Python Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Python Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Java Programmer
9 3 (4.84%) Analytics Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Data Analytics Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Engineering Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (33.87%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
2 5 (8.06%) React
3 4 (6.45%) NumPy
3 4 (6.45%) Pandas
4 3 (4.84%) Backbone.js
4 3 (4.84%) Esper
4 3 (4.84%) Pyramid
4 3 (4.84%) RESTful
4 3 (4.84%) SciPy
4 3 (4.84%) Web Services
5 2 (3.23%) Ultra Messaging
5 2 (3.23%) ZeroMQ
6 1 (1.61%) .NET
6 1 (1.61%) Flask
6 1 (1.61%) Kafka
6 1 (1.61%) Matplotlib
6 1 (1.61%) Node.js
6 1 (1.61%) TensorFlow
6 1 (1.61%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.87%) Hedge funds
2 16 (25.81%) Algorithms
3 9 (14.52%) Fixed Income
3 9 (14.52%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (12.90%) Equities
5 5 (8.06%) Derivative
5 5 (8.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (6.45%) Bitcoin
6 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
7 3 (4.84%) Private Cloud
8 2 (3.23%) Data Structures
8 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
8 2 (3.23%) Social Network
9 1 (1.61%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.00%) Linux
2 15 (24.19%) Unix
3 3 (4.84%) Windows
4 1 (1.61%) CentOS
4 1 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Critical Thinking
2 20 (32.26%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (24.19%) Algorithmic Trading
5 13 (20.97%) Electronic Trading
5 13 (20.97%) Investment Management
6 10 (16.13%) Data Science
6 10 (16.13%) Low Latency
6 10 (16.13%) Mathematics
7 9 (14.52%) Multithreading
7 9 (14.52%) TDD
8 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
8 8 (12.90%) Data Analysis
8 8 (12.90%) Data Integration
8 8 (12.90%) Multithreaded Programming
8 8 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 8 (12.90%) Web Application Development
9 7 (11.29%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.68%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 38 (61.29%) Python
2 27 (43.55%) Java
3 26 (41.94%) SQL
4 25 (40.32%) C++
5 13 (20.97%) C#
6 11 (17.74%) Shell Script
7 8 (12.90%) Perl
8 4 (6.45%) C
8 4 (6.45%) Java 8
9 3 (4.84%) Go
9 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.84%) R
10 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.23%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.61%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.61%) Korn
11 1 (1.61%) Ruby
11 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.61%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Docker
2 1 (1.61%) GPFS
2 1 (1.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.61%) Ansible
2 1 (1.61%) Control-M
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Sybase
2 9 (14.52%) Remedy
3 8 (12.90%) Oracle
4 6 (9.68%) TIBCO
5 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.84%) ION Trading
6 3 (4.84%) Solace
7 1 (1.61%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.61%) FIS
7 1 (1.61%) Lauterbach
7 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.61%) Reuters
7 1 (1.61%) Tableau
7 1 (1.61%) VMware
7 1 (1.61%) WorldPay