Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 667 1002 1065
Rank change year-on-year +335 +63 -51
Permanent jobs citing KDB 49 68 94
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.050% 0.059%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.32% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 34 62 63
Median annual salary £125,000 £110,000 £95,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +15.79% +2.70%
10th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £60,200
90th Percentile £250,000 £137,500 £137,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £48,750

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 15,417 36,537 46,617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.13% 27.08% 29.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13,124 30,121 38,371
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +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 25 November 2020.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 2 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 25 November 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 +298 49 £125,000 +13.64% 6
London +231 49 £125,000 +13.64% 6

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (77.55%) Java
2 35 (71.43%) Python
3 27 (55.10%) Finance
3 27 (55.10%) Kdb+
4 25 (51.02%) Degree
4 25 (51.02%) Electronic Trading
5 23 (46.94%) C++
6 21 (42.86%) Analytics
7 20 (40.82%) Front Office
8 18 (36.73%) C
8 18 (36.73%) Computer Science
8 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (34.69%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (28.57%) Hedge funds
11 13 (26.53%) Oracle
11 13 (26.53%) Quantitative Research
11 13 (26.53%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (24.49%) Games
12 12 (24.49%) Linux
12 12 (24.49%) Data Management
13 10 (20.41%) ION Trading
13 10 (20.41%) Algorithmic Trading
13 10 (20.41%) Sybase
13 10 (20.41%) Parallel Programming
13 10 (20.41%) Open Source
13 10 (20.41%) ZeroMQ
13 10 (20.41%) Low Latency
14 9 (18.37%) Kubernetes
14 9 (18.37%) Docker
14 9 (18.37%) Banking

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 (8.16%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) AWS
1 3 (6.12%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (55.10%) Kdb+
2 7 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.20%) Tick Data
4 3 (6.12%) Big Data
4 3 (6.12%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
General
1 27 (55.10%) Finance
2 20 (40.82%) Front Office
3 12 (24.49%) Games
4 9 (18.37%) Banking
5 6 (12.24%) Investment Banking
6 4 (8.16%) Advertising
7 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Developer
2 14 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 10 (20.41%) Data Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 8 (16.33%) Python Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Senior Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Lead Developer
6 5 (10.20%) KDB Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Front Office Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Java Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Data Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Data Scientist
9 2 (4.08%) Lead Programmer
9 2 (4.08%) Programmer
9 2 (4.08%) Python Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Python Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) ZeroMQ
2 8 (16.33%) Protocol Buffers
3 7 (14.29%) Dask
4 4 (8.16%) Middleware
5 3 (6.12%) Velocity
5 3 (6.12%) Web Services
6 2 (4.08%) NumPy
6 2 (4.08%) Pandas
7 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.04%) Backbone.js
7 1 (2.04%) Esper
7 1 (2.04%) Keras
7 1 (2.04%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (2.04%) PyMC3
7 1 (2.04%) Pyramid
7 1 (2.04%) PyTorch
7 1 (2.04%) React
7 1 (2.04%) scikit-learn
7 1 (2.04%) SciPy
7 1 (2.04%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.69%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (28.57%) Hedge funds
3 8 (16.33%) Fixed Income
4 7 (14.29%) Virtual Team
5 4 (8.16%) Spread Betting
6 3 (6.12%) Reference Data
7 2 (4.08%) Cloud Native
7 2 (4.08%) Derivative
7 2 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (4.08%) Market Risk
8 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
8 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.04%) Blog
8 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
8 1 (2.04%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Linux
2 7 (14.29%) Windows
3 6 (12.24%) Unix
3 6 (12.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Electronic Trading
2 21 (42.86%) Analytics
3 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.73%) Computer Science
4 13 (26.53%) Quantitative Research
5 12 (24.49%) Data Management
6 10 (20.41%) Algorithmic Trading
6 10 (20.41%) Low Latency
6 10 (20.41%) Open Source
6 10 (20.41%) Parallel Programming
7 8 (16.33%) Mathematics
8 6 (12.24%) Data Science
8 6 (12.24%) SDLC
9 5 (10.20%) System Testing
9 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Applied Mathematics
10 4 (8.16%) Change Control
10 4 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (8.16%) Defect Management
10 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (77.55%) Java
2 35 (71.43%) Python
3 23 (46.94%) C++
4 18 (36.73%) C
5 4 (8.16%) SQL
6 3 (6.12%) Java 8
7 1 (2.04%) Julia
7 1 (2.04%) R
7 1 (2.04%) Rust
Qualifications
1 25 (51.02%) Degree
2 13 (26.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.08%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.04%) PhD
4 1 (2.04%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Oracle
2 10 (20.41%) ION Trading
2 10 (20.41%) Sybase
3 8 (16.33%) Google
4 4 (8.16%) Solace
5 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.08%) Bloomberg
6 2 (4.08%) Tradeweb
7 1 (2.04%) Cognizant