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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 769 879 941
Rank change year-on-year +110 +62  
Permanent jobs citing KDB 89 75 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.072% 0.034%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.34% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 69 62 32
Median salary £75,000 £78,750 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,250 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £105,500 £102,250 £102,250
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £75,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -13.33% +42.85%  

KDB is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 26256 32144 33841
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.81% 30.91% 31.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22270 27377 28672
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

KDB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing KDB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 9 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +113 83 £75,000 -4.76% 9
London +83 78 £80,000 - 9
City of London +60 42 £60,000 -35.13% 2
Glasgow - 6 - - 1
Scotland - 6 - - 1
South East +55 5 £65,000 -13.33%
Oxfordshire +6 5 £65,000 -13.33%
Oxford +4 5 £65,000 -13.33%
Canary Wharf -9 2 £115,000 +119.04%

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 106 (61.63%) Java
1 106 (61.63%) Linux
2 83 (48.26%) Unix
3 66 (38.37%) Kdb+
4 62 (36.05%) Low Latency
5 59 (34.30%) C++
6 52 (30.23%) Finance
7 50 (29.07%) SQL
8 48 (27.91%) Equities
9 47 (27.33%) Front Office
9 47 (27.33%) Python
10 46 (26.74%) Electronic Trading
11 44 (25.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 35 (20.35%) Sybase
12 35 (20.35%) FIX Protocol
13 29 (16.86%) Software Engineering
13 29 (16.86%) Degree
14 27 (15.70%) E-Commerce
15 26 (15.12%) Mathematics
15 26 (15.12%) Algorithmic Trading
15 26 (15.12%) Relational Database
16 25 (14.53%) NoSQL
16 25 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (13.95%) Banking
17 24 (13.95%) Fixed Income
18 23 (13.37%) TIBCO
19 22 (12.79%) C#
20 21 (12.21%) Shell Script
21 20 (11.63%) MySQL
21 20 (11.63%) OO

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 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.91%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.23%) GitHub
2 5 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.91%) Bluemix
2 5 (2.91%) Google App Engine
2 5 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (2.91%) IaaS
2 5 (2.91%) IBM Cloud
2 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.91%) PaaS
2 5 (2.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.74%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (38.37%) Kdb+
2 26 (15.12%) Relational Database
3 25 (14.53%) NoSQL
4 20 (11.63%) MySQL
5 15 (8.72%) MongoDB
6 14 (8.14%) OLTP
7 11 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (6.40%) Tick Data
8 8 (4.65%) DB2
8 8 (4.65%) Hadoop
8 8 (4.65%) RDBMS
9 6 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (3.49%) SAP HANA
10 5 (2.91%) Hazelcast
10 5 (2.91%) Redis
11 4 (2.33%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
13 1 (0.58%) Big Data
13 1 (0.58%) InterSystems Cache
13 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (6.40%) Subversion
2 10 (5.81%) Maven
3 9 (5.23%) JIRA
4 7 (4.07%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.91%) Bower
5 5 (2.91%) Grunt
6 3 (1.74%) VTune
7 2 (1.16%) JUnit
8 1 (0.58%) Ant
8 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
General
1 52 (30.23%) Finance
2 47 (27.33%) Front Office
3 24 (13.95%) Banking
4 12 (6.98%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.23%) French Language
6 6 (3.49%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.74%) Games
8 2 (1.16%) Electronics
9 1 (0.58%) Back Office
9 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.58%) German Language
9 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 130 (75.58%) Developer
2 47 (27.33%) KDB Developer
3 46 (26.74%) Java Developer
4 33 (19.19%) Senior Developer
5 27 (15.70%) Senior Java Developer
6 22 (12.79%) C++ Developer
7 14 (8.14%) Java Pricing Developer
7 14 (8.14%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 12 (6.98%) Software Developer
9 10 (5.81%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
9 10 (5.81%) Applications Support
9 10 (5.81%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 9 (5.23%) Analyst
10 9 (5.23%) Lead Developer
11 8 (4.65%) Software Engineer
11 8 (4.65%) Systems Developer
12 7 (4.07%) Support Analyst
13 6 (3.49%) Applications Support Analyst
13 6 (3.49%) Architect
13 6 (3.49%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.35%) FIX Protocol
2 20 (11.63%) AngularJS
3 18 (10.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 18 (10.47%) STL
4 16 (9.30%) TIBCO EMS
5 15 (8.72%) XML
6 14 (8.14%) HTML
7 13 (7.56%) Hibernate
8 12 (6.98%) SOAP
9 11 (6.40%) CSS
9 11 (6.40%) REST
10 9 (5.23%) JMS
11 8 (4.65%) HTML5
11 8 (4.65%) Spring
12 7 (4.07%) J2EE
12 7 (4.07%) Rendezvous
12 7 (4.07%) Web Services
12 7 (4.07%) WPF
13 6 (3.49%) JPA
13 6 (3.49%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 48 (27.91%) Equities
2 44 (25.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (13.95%) Fixed Income
4 18 (10.47%) Algorithms
5 17 (9.88%) Computer Science
5 17 (9.88%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (9.30%) Fintech
7 13 (7.56%) Hedge funds
8 11 (6.40%) Derivative
8 11 (6.40%) User Experience
9 10 (5.81%) Data Structures
10 6 (3.49%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (2.91%) Data Centre
11 5 (2.91%) TWAP
11 5 (2.91%) VWAP
12 4 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (2.33%) Reference Data
13 3 (1.74%) Social Media
13 3 (1.74%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 106 (61.63%) Linux
2 83 (48.26%) Unix
3 11 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.91%) Android
4 5 (2.91%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.91%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.74%) Solaris
6 1 (0.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.05%) Low Latency
2 46 (26.74%) Electronic Trading
3 29 (16.86%) Software Engineering
4 27 (15.70%) E-Commerce
5 26 (15.12%) Algorithmic Trading
5 26 (15.12%) Mathematics
6 25 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (11.63%) OO
8 18 (10.47%) Performance Optimisation
8 18 (10.47%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (9.88%) Multithreading
10 15 (8.72%) High-Frequency Trading
10 15 (8.72%) Unit Testing
11 14 (8.14%) System Testing
12 13 (7.56%) SDLC
13 12 (6.98%) OOD
13 12 (6.98%) Test Strategy
13 12 (6.98%) Validation
14 9 (5.23%) Mentoring
15 8 (4.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (61.63%) Java
2 59 (34.30%) C++
3 50 (29.07%) SQL
4 47 (27.33%) Python
5 22 (12.79%) C#
6 21 (12.21%) Shell Script
7 15 (8.72%) Groovy
7 15 (8.72%) Perl
8 14 (8.14%) C
8 14 (8.14%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.49%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.91%) CoffeeScript
10 5 (2.91%) PHP
10 5 (2.91%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.74%) Scala
12 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.58%) Clojure
12 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (16.86%) Degree
2 13 (7.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.58%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (2.91%) Docker
2 3 (1.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (3.49%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (2.91%) Ansible
2 5 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (20.35%) Sybase
2 23 (13.37%) TIBCO
3 15 (8.72%) ION Trading
3 15 (8.72%) Solace
4 14 (8.14%) Oracle
4 14 (8.14%) Vertica
5 12 (6.98%) Intel
5 12 (6.98%) Splunk
6 6 (3.49%) GigaSpaces
6 6 (3.49%) SAP
6 6 (3.49%) StreamBase
7 5 (2.91%) Google
7 5 (2.91%) IBM
7 5 (2.91%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.91%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.16%) Twitter
9 1 (0.58%) Perforce
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Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Pension, Healthcare + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
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Salary: From £40,000 to £55,500 per annum
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Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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