Period
to 12 May 2021

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 12 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 796 869 1041
Rank change year-on-year +73 +172 +94
Permanent jobs citing KDB 89 59 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.060% 0.054%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.38% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 58 43 63
10th Percentile £72,125 £52,700 £65,000
25th Percentile £81,250 £86,250 £66,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £108,750 £102,500 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.10% +13.89% -20.00%
75th Percentile £122,500 £131,250 £112,500
90th Percentile £130,000 £132,500 £147,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - £52,500 -

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 23,566 26,566 41,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.59% 26.95% 28.23%
Number of salaries quoted 18,366 21,878 33,735
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +3.45%

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 12 May 2021.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 5 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 12 May 2021. 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 +83 73 £108,750 -3.33% 8
London +77 73 £108,750 -3.33% 8
UK excluding London +61 16 - - 1
Isle of Man - 16 - - 1
Work from Home - 4 £85,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, 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 56 (62.92%) Java
2 55 (61.80%) Python
3 44 (49.44%) Finance
3 44 (49.44%) Electronic Trading
4 41 (46.07%) Front Office
4 41 (46.07%) Analytics
5 25 (28.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (28.09%) Social Skills
6 23 (25.84%) Computer Science
7 22 (24.72%) Linux
7 22 (24.72%) SQL
8 21 (23.60%) Machine Learning
8 21 (23.60%) Multithreading
9 20 (22.47%) OO
10 19 (21.35%) Games
10 19 (21.35%) Mathematics
10 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (20.22%) Algorithmic Trading
11 18 (20.22%) Low Latency
12 17 (19.10%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (19.10%) QA
12 17 (19.10%) Banking
13 16 (17.98%) Statistics
13 16 (17.98%) Fixed Income
13 16 (17.98%) Quantitative Finance
14 15 (16.85%) Kdb+
15 13 (14.61%) SDLC
15 13 (14.61%) Data Analytics
16 12 (13.48%) Windows
17 11 (12.36%) Equities

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 6 (6.74%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.25%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.12%) Appian
3 1 (1.12%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Azure
2 7 (7.87%) AWS
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) Ethernet
1 3 (3.37%) InfiniBand
1 3 (3.37%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.85%) Kdb+
2 7 (7.87%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.37%) Big Data
5 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.25%) Apache Ignite
6 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.25%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.12%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.12%) MySQL
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.12%) Presto
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.12%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.49%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.49%) JIRA
3 2 (2.25%) Maven
4 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (49.44%) Finance
2 41 (46.07%) Front Office
3 25 (28.09%) Social Skills
4 19 (21.35%) Games
5 17 (19.10%) Banking
6 11 (12.36%) Investment Banking
7 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.25%) Advertising
8 2 (2.25%) Legal
8 2 (2.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (68.54%) Developer
2 36 (40.45%) Java Developer
3 22 (24.72%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 21 (23.60%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 16 (17.98%) Analyst
5 16 (17.98%) Qualitative Analyst
5 16 (17.98%) Quantitative Analyst
6 13 (14.61%) KDB Developer
7 8 (8.99%) Lead Developer
8 7 (7.87%) Front Office Developer
8 7 (7.87%) Senior Developer
8 7 (7.87%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (5.62%) Quantitative Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
10 4 (4.49%) Data Visualisation Developer
10 4 (4.49%) HTML Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Architect
11 3 (3.37%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Technical Architect
12 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) ZeroMQ
2 10 (11.24%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (10.11%) Protocol Buffers
4 7 (7.87%) Spring
5 4 (4.49%) HTML
5 4 (4.49%) HTML5
5 4 (4.49%) Kafka
6 3 (3.37%) Apache Flex
6 3 (3.37%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.25%) Middleware
8 1 (1.12%) .NET
8 1 (1.12%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.12%) JDBC
8 1 (1.12%) Matplotlib
8 1 (1.12%) NumPy
8 1 (1.12%) REST
8 1 (1.12%) SOAP
8 1 (1.12%) STL
8 1 (1.12%) Web Services
8 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (17.98%) Fixed Income
3 11 (12.36%) Equities
4 10 (11.24%) Algorithms
5 8 (8.99%) Derivative
6 7 (7.87%) Data Structures
6 7 (7.87%) Virtual Team
7 4 (4.49%) Hedge funds
8 3 (3.37%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (3.37%) Market Risk
9 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.12%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.72%) Linux
2 12 (13.48%) Windows
3 9 (10.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (49.44%) Electronic Trading
2 41 (46.07%) Analytics
3 23 (25.84%) Computer Science
4 21 (23.60%) Machine Learning
4 21 (23.60%) Multithreading
5 20 (22.47%) OO
6 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (21.35%) Mathematics
7 18 (20.22%) Algorithmic Trading
7 18 (20.22%) Low Latency
8 17 (19.10%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (17.98%) Quantitative Finance
9 16 (17.98%) Statistics
10 13 (14.61%) Data Analytics
10 13 (14.61%) SDLC
11 9 (10.11%) Market Making
11 9 (10.11%) Multithreaded Programming
11 9 (10.11%) Open Source
12 8 (8.99%) Change Control
12 8 (8.99%) Garbage Collection
Programming Languages
1 56 (62.92%) Java
2 55 (61.80%) Python
3 22 (24.72%) SQL
4 10 (11.24%) C++
5 6 (6.74%) C
6 5 (5.62%) C#
7 4 (4.49%) Perl
7 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.25%) Julia
8 2 (2.25%) Scala
9 1 (1.12%) Java 8
9 1 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) Degree
2 3 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.10%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Ansible
2 1 (1.12%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.12%) Oozie
2 1 (1.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (12.36%) ION Trading
2 9 (10.11%) Google
3 5 (5.62%) Oracle
3 5 (5.62%) Solace
4 4 (4.49%) Bloomberg
4 4 (4.49%) Greenplum
4 4 (4.49%) Sybase
5 3 (3.37%) Solarflare
5 3 (3.37%) Sun
5 3 (3.37%) Tradeweb
6 2 (2.25%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.12%) CA
7 1 (1.12%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.12%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.12%) TIBCO