Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1041 978 1061
Rank change year-on-year -63 +83 +105
Permanent jobs citing KDB 104 202 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.12% 0.089%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.21% 0.38% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 66 74 150
UK median annual salary £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +29.63%
10th Percentile £52,500 £57,875 £52,500
90th Percentile £137,500 £120,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £39,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +21.02% -28.64% +22.22%

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 48,563 52,939 56,434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.51% 30.45% 29.63%
Number of salaries quoted 39,632 43,557 48,025
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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 -52 95 £95,000 +2.70% 8
England -64 95 £95,000 +2.70% 8
UK excluding London +11 9 £47,500 +21.02% 1
Scotland -1 9 £47,500 -26.92% 1

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 75 (72.12%) Java
2 64 (61.54%) Python
3 44 (42.31%) Kdb+
4 41 (39.42%) Front Office
5 40 (38.46%) Finance
5 40 (38.46%) SQL
5 40 (38.46%) Analytics
6 37 (35.58%) C++
7 31 (29.81%) Unix
7 31 (29.81%) Banking
8 30 (28.85%) Multithreading
8 30 (28.85%) Data Science
9 27 (25.96%) Apache Spark
9 27 (25.96%) Computer Science
10 26 (25.00%) C#
11 25 (24.04%) Equities
12 24 (23.08%) Machine Learning
13 23 (22.12%) Data Analytics
13 23 (22.12%) Degree
13 23 (22.12%) C
13 23 (22.12%) Perl
13 23 (22.12%) Linux
14 22 (21.15%) Apache Cassandra
14 22 (21.15%) Low Latency
15 21 (20.19%) Electronic Trading
16 17 (16.35%) Unit Testing
16 17 (16.35%) OO
16 17 (16.35%) Mathematics
16 17 (16.35%) Backtesting
17 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development

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 27 (25.96%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.42%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.81%) Google App Engine
3 5 (4.81%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (4.81%) IaaS
3 5 (4.81%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (4.81%) PaaS
3 5 (4.81%) SaaS
4 4 (3.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) DHCP
1 2 (1.92%) DNS
1 2 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (42.31%) Kdb+
2 22 (21.15%) Apache Cassandra
3 16 (15.38%) Hadoop
4 13 (12.50%) Big Data
5 11 (10.58%) Relational Database
6 10 (9.62%) DB2
6 10 (9.62%) MongoDB
6 10 (9.62%) Tick Data
7 9 (8.65%) RDBMS
8 8 (7.69%) SQL Server
9 5 (4.81%) Hazelcast
9 5 (4.81%) NoSQL
9 5 (4.81%) SAP HANA
10 4 (3.85%) MySQL
11 2 (1.92%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.92%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.92%) Power BI
11 2 (1.92%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (1.92%) QlikView
12 1 (0.96%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Maven
2 5 (4.81%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.92%) Robot Framework
General
1 41 (39.42%) Front Office
2 40 (38.46%) Finance
3 31 (29.81%) Banking
4 16 (15.38%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.85%) Back Office
6 1 (0.96%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 61 (58.65%) Developer
2 27 (25.96%) Java Developer
3 23 (22.12%) Python Developer
4 12 (11.54%) C++ Developer
5 10 (9.62%) Front Office Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Java Software Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Software Developer
7 8 (7.69%) KDB Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Team Leader
9 5 (4.81%) Java Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Support Team Leader
10 4 (3.85%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) C++ Software Developer
10 4 (3.85%) C++/Java Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Junior
10 4 (3.85%) Junior C++ Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.42%) Spring
2 13 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (8.65%) Hibernate
3 9 (8.65%) SOAP
4 7 (6.73%) JMS
5 6 (5.77%) Akka
5 6 (5.77%) Middleware
6 5 (4.81%) JAX-RS
6 5 (4.81%) REST
6 5 (4.81%) Vert.x
6 5 (4.81%) XML
7 4 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.85%) HTML
7 4 (3.85%) Kafka
7 4 (3.85%) React
8 3 (2.88%) NumPy
8 3 (2.88%) Rendezvous
9 2 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.92%) SciPy
9 2 (1.92%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.96%) Computer Science
2 25 (24.04%) Equities
3 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (6.73%) Derivative
4 7 (6.73%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (5.77%) Algorithms
5 6 (5.77%) Reference Data
6 5 (4.81%) Hedge funds
7 4 (3.85%) Fintech
8 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.92%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 31 (29.81%) Unix
2 23 (22.12%) Linux
3 10 (9.62%) Windows
4 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.46%) Analytics
2 30 (28.85%) Data Science
2 30 (28.85%) Multithreading
3 24 (23.08%) Machine Learning
4 23 (22.12%) Data Analytics
5 22 (21.15%) Low Latency
6 21 (20.19%) Electronic Trading
7 17 (16.35%) Backtesting
7 17 (16.35%) Mathematics
7 17 (16.35%) OO
7 17 (16.35%) Unit Testing
8 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (15.38%) Algorithmic Trading
9 15 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (11.54%) Multithreaded Programming
10 12 (11.54%) SDLC
11 10 (9.62%) Microservices
11 10 (9.62%) Physics
12 9 (8.65%) OOD
12 9 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (72.12%) Java
2 64 (61.54%) Python
3 40 (38.46%) SQL
4 37 (35.58%) C++
5 26 (25.00%) C#
6 23 (22.12%) C
6 23 (22.12%) Perl
7 9 (8.65%) JavaScript
8 8 (7.69%) Java 8
9 4 (3.85%) R
9 4 (3.85%) VBA
10 3 (2.88%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.88%) Korn
10 3 (2.88%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.88%) VB
11 2 (1.92%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.92%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (22.12%) Degree
2 11 (10.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (9.62%) Master's Degree
3 10 (9.62%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.92%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 1 (0.96%) Control-M
2 1 (0.96%) Grafana
2 1 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 11 (10.58%) Oracle
2 10 (9.62%) Reuters
3 9 (8.65%) Sybase
4 7 (6.73%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.77%) Splunk
6 5 (4.81%) GigaSpaces
6 5 (4.81%) Google
6 5 (4.81%) IBM
6 5 (4.81%) Rackspace
6 5 (4.81%) SAP
7 4 (3.85%) FXall
8 3 (2.88%) ION Trading
8 3 (2.88%) Solace
8 3 (2.88%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.92%) Alteryx
9 2 (1.92%) Axway
9 2 (1.92%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.92%) Informatica
9 2 (1.92%) Sun
9 2 (1.92%) Trayport