Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 648 1040 1058
Rank change year-on-year +392 +18 -45
Permanent jobs citing KDB 50 52 111
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.037% 0.066%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.36% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 37 45 71
Median annual salary £120,000 £100,000 £95,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £71,500 £60,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £250,000 £131,500 £137,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 - £47,500

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 13,886 38,265 49,729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.30% 27.08% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 11,546 31,248 40,559
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,364 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.03% +4.73% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 20 September 2020.

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 20 September 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 +385 49 £122,500 +22.50% 2
London +265 49 £122,500 +22.50% 2
UK excluding London +322 1 £52,500 -
Scotland +110 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 38 (76.00%) Python
2 36 (72.00%) Java
3 31 (62.00%) Finance
4 26 (52.00%) Kdb+
5 23 (46.00%) Electronic Trading
5 23 (46.00%) Analytics
5 23 (46.00%) Degree
6 22 (44.00%) C++
6 22 (44.00%) Front Office
7 17 (34.00%) Computer Science
7 17 (34.00%) C
7 17 (34.00%) Hedge funds
8 16 (32.00%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (32.00%) Oracle
8 16 (32.00%) Linux
8 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (24.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (24.00%) Quantitative Research
9 12 (24.00%) Fixed Income
10 11 (22.00%) Games
10 11 (22.00%) Data Management
11 10 (20.00%) Open Source
12 9 (18.00%) Parallel Programming
12 9 (18.00%) Low Latency
12 9 (18.00%) Docker
12 9 (18.00%) Kubernetes
12 9 (18.00%) Algorithmic Trading
12 9 (18.00%) Sybase
13 8 (16.00%) Windows
13 8 (16.00%) Mathematics

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 4 (8.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.00%) Luigi
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) Appian
3 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) AWS
2 6 (12.00%) Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) BGP
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (2.00%) DMZ
1 1 (2.00%) Firewall
1 1 (2.00%) FTP
1 1 (2.00%) HSRP
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
1 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.00%) Multicast
1 1 (2.00%) NAS
1 1 (2.00%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (2.00%) OSPF
1 1 (2.00%) SMTP
1 1 (2.00%) SNMP
1 1 (2.00%) SSH
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.00%) VLAN
1 1 (2.00%) VoIP
1 1 (2.00%) VPN
1 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (52.00%) Kdb+
2 7 (14.00%) MongoDB
2 7 (14.00%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.00%) Hadoop
4 5 (10.00%) Tick Data
5 3 (6.00%) Big Data
6 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.00%) InfluxDB
6 1 (2.00%) MySQL
6 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.00%) Redmine
2 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 31 (62.00%) Finance
2 22 (44.00%) Front Office
3 11 (22.00%) Games
4 8 (16.00%) Banking
5 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (4.00%) Advertising
7 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Developer
2 13 (26.00%) Python Engineer
3 11 (22.00%) Data Engineer
3 11 (22.00%) Java Developer
4 9 (18.00%) Senior Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Python Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Java Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) KDB Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Lead Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Programmer
7 5 (10.00%) Python Programmer
8 4 (8.00%) AWS Developer
8 4 (8.00%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Senior Data Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Lead Programmer
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) ZeroMQ
2 7 (14.00%) NumPy
2 7 (14.00%) Pandas
2 7 (14.00%) Web Services
3 6 (12.00%) Dask
3 6 (12.00%) Protocol Buffers
4 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (8.00%) Backbone.js
4 4 (8.00%) Esper
4 4 (8.00%) Pyramid
4 4 (8.00%) React
4 4 (8.00%) SciPy
5 3 (6.00%) Velocity
6 2 (4.00%) Middleware
7 1 (2.00%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (2.00%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (2.00%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (2.00%) REST
7 1 (2.00%) scikit-learn
7 1 (2.00%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.00%) Hedge funds
2 16 (32.00%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (24.00%) Fixed Income
4 6 (12.00%) Virtual Team
5 5 (10.00%) Cloud Native
5 5 (10.00%) Derivative
6 4 (8.00%) Spread Betting
7 3 (6.00%) Reference Data
8 2 (4.00%) Algorithms
8 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (4.00%) Market Risk
9 1 (2.00%) Blog
9 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
9 1 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (2.00%) Eurex
9 1 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
9 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) Windows
3 7 (14.00%) Unix
4 5 (10.00%) VMS
5 1 (2.00%) CentOS
5 1 (2.00%) Debian
5 1 (2.00%) Kali Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.00%) SUSE
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) Analytics
1 23 (46.00%) Electronic Trading
2 17 (34.00%) Computer Science
3 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (24.00%) Quantitative Research
5 11 (22.00%) Data Management
6 10 (20.00%) Open Source
7 9 (18.00%) Algorithmic Trading
7 9 (18.00%) Low Latency
7 9 (18.00%) Parallel Programming
8 8 (16.00%) Mathematics
9 7 (14.00%) Data Science
9 7 (14.00%) TDD
10 6 (12.00%) Portfolio Management
10 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
11 5 (10.00%) Asset Management
11 5 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (10.00%) System Testing
11 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (76.00%) Python
2 36 (72.00%) Java
3 22 (44.00%) C++
4 17 (34.00%) C
5 6 (12.00%) SQL
6 2 (4.00%) Java 8
6 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.00%) Bourne shell
7 1 (2.00%) C-shell
7 1 (2.00%) Julia
7 1 (2.00%) Korn
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.00%) R
7 1 (2.00%) Rust
Qualifications
1 23 (46.00%) Degree
2 12 (24.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.00%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.00%) CCIE
4 1 (2.00%) CCNA
4 1 (2.00%) CCNP
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.00%) PhD
4 1 (2.00%) RHCE
4 1 (2.00%) RHCSA
4 1 (2.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) BIND 9
2 1 (2.00%) LXC
2 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) zsh
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.00%) Icinga
2 1 (2.00%) Nagios
2 1 (2.00%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Oracle
2 9 (18.00%) Sybase
3 8 (16.00%) ION Trading
4 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.00%) Google
6 3 (6.00%) Bloomberg
7 2 (4.00%) Solace
7 2 (4.00%) Tradeweb
8 1 (2.00%) Centreon
8 1 (2.00%) Cisco
8 1 (2.00%) Cognizant
8 1 (2.00%) CQG
8 1 (2.00%) Fidessa
8 1 (2.00%) ForgeRock
8 1 (2.00%) HP
8 1 (2.00%) Patsystems
8 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.00%) Synology
8 1 (2.00%) Trayport
8 1 (2.00%) VMware