Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 954 1027 1043
Rank change year-on-year +73 +16 -9
Permanent jobs citing KDB 83 81 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.054% 0.087%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.25% 0.19% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 66 56 69
UK median annual salary £110,000 £95,000 £102,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -7.32% +10.81%
10th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £57,000
90th Percentile £137,500 £120,000 £145,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £22,500 - £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 33,872 43,193 52,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.83% 28.65% 30.56%
Number of salaries quoted 27,819 35,501 43,580
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.05%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £77,500
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 percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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 +99 80 £110,000 +15.79% 8
London +41 80 £110,000 +15.79% 8
UK excluding London - 3 £22,500 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £22,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 58 (69.88%) Python
2 41 (49.40%) Linux
2 41 (49.40%) Finance
3 33 (39.76%) Hedge funds
4 29 (34.94%) C++
4 29 (34.94%) SQL
5 28 (33.73%) Degree
5 28 (33.73%) Critical Thinking
6 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (32.53%) Java
6 27 (32.53%) Front Office
7 25 (30.12%) Sybase
8 23 (27.71%) Investment Management
8 23 (27.71%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (26.51%) Data Science
10 18 (21.69%) Kdb+
11 17 (20.48%) Algorithms
11 17 (20.48%) FIX Protocol
11 17 (20.48%) Oracle
12 15 (18.07%) Fixed Income
12 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
12 15 (18.07%) Unix
12 15 (18.07%) AWS
13 14 (16.87%) Azure
13 14 (16.87%) Mathematics
14 13 (15.66%) Data Integration
14 13 (15.66%) Derivative
14 13 (15.66%) Computer Science
14 13 (15.66%) Data Analysis
14 13 (15.66%) Data Mining

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 9 (10.84%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) ION MarketView
1 3 (3.61%) RMDS
2 1 (1.20%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.07%) AWS
2 14 (16.87%) Azure
3 3 (3.61%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Multicast
2 1 (1.20%) DHCP
2 1 (1.20%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.20%) SMTP
2 1 (1.20%) SNMP
2 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.69%) Kdb+
2 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
3 13 (15.66%) Data Mining
4 12 (14.46%) MongoDB
5 9 (10.84%) Hadoop
6 7 (8.43%) Big Data
6 7 (8.43%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (8.43%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (7.23%) NoSQL
8 5 (6.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.20%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.20%) HBase
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.82%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.61%) Maven
2 3 (3.61%) Subversion
3 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.20%) GDB
General
1 41 (49.40%) Finance
2 27 (32.53%) Front Office
3 9 (10.84%) Back Office
3 9 (10.84%) Marketing
4 6 (7.23%) Banking
5 4 (4.82%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 38 (45.78%) Developer
2 16 (19.28%) Java Developer
2 16 (19.28%) Python Developer
2 16 (19.28%) Support Engineer
3 14 (16.87%) Data Engineer
4 13 (15.66%) Data Scientist
4 13 (15.66%) Senior Data Scientist
5 11 (13.25%) Python Engineer
5 11 (13.25%) Senior Developer
6 9 (10.84%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (8.43%) Quantitative Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Analyst
8 6 (7.23%) Database Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Service Analyst
10 4 (4.82%) NoSQL Analyst
11 3 (3.61%) Analytics Manager
11 3 (3.61%) Data Analytics Manager
11 3 (3.61%) Java Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) Software Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.48%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (14.46%) NumPy
2 12 (14.46%) Pandas
3 7 (8.43%) Dask
3 7 (8.43%) Keras
3 7 (8.43%) Natural Language Processing
3 7 (8.43%) PyMC3
3 7 (8.43%) PyTorch
3 7 (8.43%) React
3 7 (8.43%) scikit-learn
3 7 (8.43%) TensorFlow
4 6 (7.23%) AngularJS
4 6 (7.23%) Web Services
4 6 (7.23%) ZeroMQ
5 5 (6.02%) Backbone.js
5 5 (6.02%) Esper
5 5 (6.02%) Pyramid
5 5 (6.02%) SciPy
6 4 (4.82%) RESTful
7 1 (1.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 33 (39.76%) Hedge funds
2 17 (20.48%) Algorithms
3 15 (18.07%) Fixed Income
4 13 (15.66%) Derivative
5 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (10.84%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (8.43%) Equities
8 5 (6.02%) Private Cloud
9 4 (4.82%) Bitcoin
9 4 (4.82%) Data Structures
9 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
9 4 (4.82%) N-Tier
10 3 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (2.41%) Blog
11 2 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (2.41%) Social Network
12 1 (1.20%) Device Driver
12 1 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
12 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (49.40%) Linux
2 15 (18.07%) Unix
3 7 (8.43%) Windows
4 5 (6.02%) VMS
5 1 (1.20%) CentOS
5 1 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) Critical Thinking
2 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (27.71%) Investment Management
3 23 (27.71%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (26.51%) Data Science
5 14 (16.87%) Mathematics
6 13 (15.66%) Computer Science
6 13 (15.66%) Data Analysis
6 13 (15.66%) Data Integration
6 13 (15.66%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (15.66%) Web Application Development
7 12 (14.46%) Physics
8 11 (13.25%) Open Source
8 11 (13.25%) Software Engineering
9 9 (10.84%) Electronic Trading
9 9 (10.84%) Machine Learning
9 9 (10.84%) Quantitative Research
10 8 (9.64%) Analytics
11 7 (8.43%) Deep Learning
11 7 (8.43%) Time Series Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 58 (69.88%) Python
2 29 (34.94%) C++
2 29 (34.94%) SQL
3 27 (32.53%) Java
4 11 (13.25%) Shell Script
5 10 (12.05%) C#
6 9 (10.84%) R
7 8 (9.64%) Perl
8 7 (8.43%) C
8 7 (8.43%) Julia
8 7 (8.43%) Rust
9 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.61%) Go
11 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.41%) Java 8
11 2 (2.41%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.20%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.20%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.20%) Korn
12 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (33.73%) Degree
2 8 (9.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (8.43%) PhD
4 2 (2.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) GPFS
2 1 (1.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.20%) Ansible
2 1 (1.20%) Control-M
Vendors
1 25 (30.12%) Sybase
2 17 (20.48%) Oracle
3 9 (10.84%) Remedy
4 7 (8.43%) ION Trading
5 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.02%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.41%) Cognizant
7 2 (2.41%) Solace
8 1 (1.20%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.20%) FIS
8 1 (1.20%) Lauterbach
8 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.20%) Reuters
8 1 (1.20%) VMware
8 1 (1.20%) WorldPay