Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 912 1052 1111
Rank change year-on-year +140 +59 -91
Permanent jobs citing KDB 70 79 98
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.053% 0.055%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.23% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 53 61 80
Median annual salary £112,500 £92,500 £115,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.62% -19.57% +27.78%
10th Percentile £59,500 £65,000 £62,250
90th Percentile £134,500 £150,000 £145,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 - £37,500

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 30,703 42,187 54,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.66% 28.31% 30.65%
Number of salaries quoted 25,095 34,584 45,285
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 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 9 April 2020.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 6 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 9 April 2020. 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 +122 66 £112,500 +21.62% 11
London +87 64 £112,500 +21.62% 10
UK excluding London - 6 £52,500 - 3
South East - 2 £59,000 - 1
Scotland - 2 £52,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £22,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 46 (65.71%) Python
2 33 (47.14%) Finance
3 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (41.43%) Degree
4 29 (41.43%) Linux
5 23 (32.86%) Java
6 21 (30.00%) Data Science
7 20 (28.57%) SQL
7 20 (28.57%) C++
8 19 (27.14%) Kdb+
8 19 (27.14%) Hedge funds
9 17 (24.29%) Front Office
9 17 (24.29%) Investment Management
10 15 (21.43%) Critical Thinking
11 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 14 (20.00%) Sybase
12 13 (18.57%) Computer Science
12 13 (18.57%) Algorithms
13 12 (17.14%) Machine Learning
13 12 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (17.14%) Derivative
13 12 (17.14%) Oracle
14 11 (15.71%) Fixed Income
14 11 (15.71%) NumPy
14 11 (15.71%) Relational Database
14 11 (15.71%) Pandas
14 11 (15.71%) Apache Spark
15 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (14.29%) Web Application 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 11 (15.71%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) Azure
2 8 (11.43%) AWS
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Multicast
2 2 (2.86%) MQTT
3 1 (1.43%) DHCP
3 1 (1.43%) HTTP
3 1 (1.43%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.43%) SMTP
3 1 (1.43%) SNMP
3 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) Kdb+
2 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (15.71%) Relational Database
4 10 (14.29%) Data Mining
5 9 (12.86%) MongoDB
5 9 (12.86%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (10.00%) NoSQL
7 6 (8.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (8.57%) Big Data
7 6 (8.57%) Hadoop
8 5 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (2.86%) MySQL
10 1 (1.43%) HBase
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.43%) GDB
General
1 33 (47.14%) Finance
2 17 (24.29%) Front Office
3 9 (12.86%) Banking
4 6 (8.57%) Investment Banking
5 5 (7.14%) Back Office
5 5 (7.14%) Marketing
6 1 (1.43%) Automotive
6 1 (1.43%) Electronics
6 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (51.43%) Developer
2 16 (22.86%) Java Developer
3 14 (20.00%) Python Developer
4 12 (17.14%) Data Scientist
4 12 (17.14%) Senior Data Scientist
5 11 (15.71%) Data Engineer
5 11 (15.71%) Python Engineer
6 9 (12.86%) Senior Developer
6 9 (12.86%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (10.00%) Quantitative Developer
8 6 (8.57%) Analyst
8 6 (8.57%) Database Analyst
8 6 (8.57%) Support Engineer
9 5 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) Service Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) Java Engineer
10 4 (5.71%) NoSQL Analyst
11 3 (4.29%) Architect
11 3 (4.29%) C++ Developer
11 3 (4.29%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) NumPy
1 11 (15.71%) Pandas
2 9 (12.86%) Dask
2 9 (12.86%) Keras
2 9 (12.86%) Natural Language Processing
2 9 (12.86%) PyMC3
2 9 (12.86%) PyTorch
2 9 (12.86%) scikit-learn
2 9 (12.86%) TensorFlow
3 7 (10.00%) ZeroMQ
4 5 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (7.14%) React
4 5 (7.14%) Web Services
5 4 (5.71%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.71%) Spring
6 3 (4.29%) RESTful
7 2 (2.86%) .NET
7 2 (2.86%) Esper
7 2 (2.86%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.14%) Hedge funds
2 13 (18.57%) Algorithms
3 12 (17.14%) Derivative
4 11 (15.71%) Fixed Income
5 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (4.29%) Data Structures
9 2 (2.86%) Blog
9 2 (2.86%) N-Tier
9 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.43%) Device Driver
10 1 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (41.43%) Linux
2 7 (10.00%) Unix
2 7 (10.00%) VMS
2 7 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.43%) CentOS
3 1 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.00%) Data Science
3 17 (24.29%) Investment Management
4 15 (21.43%) Critical Thinking
5 13 (18.57%) Computer Science
6 12 (17.14%) Machine Learning
6 12 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 10 (14.29%) Data Integration
7 10 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
7 10 (14.29%) Mathematics
7 10 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (14.29%) Physics
7 10 (14.29%) Web Application Development
8 9 (12.86%) Computer Vision
8 9 (12.86%) Deep Learning
8 9 (12.86%) Open Source
8 9 (12.86%) Parallel Programming
8 9 (12.86%) Predictive Modelling
8 9 (12.86%) Time Series Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 46 (65.71%) Python
2 23 (32.86%) Java
3 20 (28.57%) C++
3 20 (28.57%) SQL
4 9 (12.86%) Julia
4 9 (12.86%) R
4 9 (12.86%) Rust
5 5 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.71%) C
7 3 (4.29%) Java 8
7 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.86%) C#
8 2 (2.86%) Kotlin
8 2 (2.86%) Perl
9 1 (1.43%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.43%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.43%) Korn
9 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (41.43%) Degree
2 10 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (12.86%) PhD
4 2 (2.86%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) JTAG
System Software
1 9 (12.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) Sybase
2 12 (17.14%) Oracle
3 7 (10.00%) ION Trading
4 5 (7.14%) Remedy
5 3 (4.29%) Solace
5 3 (4.29%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.86%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.86%) Cognizant
6 2 (2.86%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.43%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.43%) FIS
7 1 (1.43%) Lauterbach
7 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.43%) WorldPay