Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 960 637 1023
Rank change year-on-year -323 +386 +52
Permanent jobs citing KDB 90 51 57
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.10% 0.042%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.26% 0.36% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 65 41 53
10th Percentile £70,500 £75,000 £61,900
25th Percentile £76,250 £88,750 £75,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £82,500 £122,500 £110,000
Median % change year-on-year -32.65% +11.36% +15.79%
75th Percentile £91,250 £250,000 £122,500
90th Percentile £117,250 " £137,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 - -

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 35,185 14,024 37,154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.85% 28.69% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 22,520 11,928 30,811
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 October 2021.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 7 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 October 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
London -233 77 £82,500 -32.65% 7
England -306 77 £82,500 -32.65% 7
Work from Home - 19 £82,500 -
UK excluding London - 13 £70,000 -
Isle of Man - 9 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Scotland - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 74 (82.22%) Python
2 66 (73.33%) Finance
3 65 (72.22%) Java
4 41 (45.56%) SQL
5 39 (43.33%) Analytics
6 38 (42.22%) Linux
7 36 (40.00%) Front Office
8 32 (35.56%) Unix
9 31 (34.44%) Banking
10 30 (33.33%) OO
11 29 (32.22%) Social Skills
12 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (28.89%) Multithreading
13 26 (28.89%) Algorithms
13 26 (28.89%) Apache Spark
14 25 (27.78%) Big Data
14 25 (27.78%) Test Automation
14 25 (27.78%) Derivative
15 24 (26.67%) Azure
15 24 (26.67%) MongoDB
16 23 (25.56%) AWS
17 22 (24.44%) Data Structures
18 21 (23.33%) Relational Database
18 21 (23.33%) Snowflake
18 21 (23.33%) Apache Cassandra
18 21 (23.33%) OOD
19 20 (22.22%) Greenplum
19 20 (22.22%) Spring
20 17 (18.89%) Full Stack Development
20 17 (18.89%) Garbage Collection

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 26 (28.89%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.33%) Jupyter
3 2 (2.22%) Confluence
4 1 (1.11%) Apache
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (1.11%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Figma
1 1 (1.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 24 (26.67%) Azure
2 23 (25.56%) AWS
3 21 (23.33%) Snowflake
4 2 (2.22%) PaaS
5 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.11%) GCP
5 1 (1.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.33%) Multicast
3 2 (2.22%) LAN
3 2 (2.22%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.11%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (27.78%) Big Data
2 24 (26.67%) MongoDB
3 21 (23.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 21 (23.33%) Relational Database
4 13 (14.44%) Kdb+
5 5 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.33%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.22%) MySQL
7 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.11%) Presto
8 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.11%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 7 (7.78%) JIRA
2 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.22%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.22%) Clang
3 2 (2.22%) CMake
3 2 (2.22%) Valgrind
4 1 (1.11%) Cypress.io
4 1 (1.11%) GitLab
4 1 (1.11%) Trac
General
1 66 (73.33%) Finance
2 36 (40.00%) Front Office
3 31 (34.44%) Banking
4 29 (32.22%) Social Skills
5 12 (13.33%) Investment Banking
6 10 (11.11%) Games
7 5 (5.56%) Advertising
8 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.22%) Back Office
10 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 1 (1.11%) International Banking
10 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (1.11%) Retail
10 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (73.33%) Developer
2 43 (47.78%) Java Developer
3 31 (34.44%) Senior Developer
3 31 (34.44%) Senior Java Developer
4 15 (16.67%) KDB Developer
5 11 (12.22%) Analyst
6 9 (10.00%) Qualitative Analyst
6 9 (10.00%) Quantitative Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) Python Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Front Office Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Head of Analytics
10 2 (2.22%) C++ Software Engineer
10 2 (2.22%) E-Commerce Developer
10 2 (2.22%) Junior
10 2 (2.22%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.22%) Support Analyst
11 1 (1.11%) Applications Support Analyst
11 1 (1.11%) Database Developer
11 1 (1.11%) Quantitative Developer
11 1 (1.11%) Senior Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.22%) Spring
2 11 (12.22%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (4.44%) pytest
4 3 (3.33%) Middleware
4 3 (3.33%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.22%) .NET
5 2 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (2.22%) Kafka
5 2 (2.22%) WebSockets
6 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.11%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.11%) Java Concurrency
6 1 (1.11%) Jest
6 1 (1.11%) Nightwatchjs
6 1 (1.11%) Node.js
6 1 (1.11%) Pandas
6 1 (1.11%) React
6 1 (1.11%) Sass
6 1 (1.11%) scikit-learn
6 1 (1.11%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.89%) Algorithms
2 25 (27.78%) Derivative
3 22 (24.44%) Data Structures
4 12 (13.33%) Fixed Income
5 10 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.22%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (2.22%) Equities
7 2 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.11%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.11%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (42.22%) Linux
2 32 (35.56%) Unix
3 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.33%) Analytics
2 30 (33.33%) OO
3 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (28.89%) Multithreading
5 25 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 21 (23.33%) OOD
7 17 (18.89%) Full Stack Development
7 17 (18.89%) Garbage Collection
8 16 (17.78%) Machine Learning
9 11 (12.22%) Computer Science
9 11 (12.22%) Electronic Trading
9 11 (12.22%) Low Latency
10 10 (11.11%) Quantitative Finance
11 9 (10.00%) Data Analytics
11 9 (10.00%) Mathematics
11 9 (10.00%) Statistics
12 8 (8.89%) Algorithmic Trading
13 7 (7.78%) High Availability
13 7 (7.78%) Software Engineering
14 6 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 74 (82.22%) Python
2 65 (72.22%) Java
3 41 (45.56%) SQL
4 13 (14.44%) C++
5 9 (10.00%) Perl
6 8 (8.89%) Shell Script
7 7 (7.78%) C#
7 7 (7.78%) Scala
8 6 (6.67%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.33%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.22%) Lua
11 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.78%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Nagios
2 1 (1.11%) Ansible
2 1 (1.11%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.11%) Oozie
2 1 (1.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (22.22%) Greenplum
2 5 (5.56%) TIBCO
3 4 (4.44%) Bloomberg
3 4 (4.44%) Sybase
4 3 (3.33%) ION Trading
4 3 (3.33%) Murex
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle
4 3 (3.33%) Solace
5 2 (2.22%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.22%) Informatica
6 1 (1.11%) Adobe
6 1 (1.11%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.11%) Solarflare
6 1 (1.11%) Tradeweb