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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 856 913
Rank change year-on-year +56 +57  
Permanent jobs citing KDB 72 68 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.070% 0.052%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.26% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 37 64 38
Median salary £92,500 £87,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% +40.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £56,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £122,000 £105,000 £90,750
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 - £45,000

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 27194 29052 36094
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.87% 29.93% 32.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22923 24759 30469
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 8 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 25 June 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 +52 68 £92,500 +5.71% 17
London +26 67 £92,500 +5.71% 17
City of London +23 12 £92,500 -
Glasgow - 4 - - 9
Scotland - 4 - - 10
South East +53 1 £62,500 -
Oxfordshire +15 1 £62,500 -
Oxford +5 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (65.43%) Java
2 94 (58.02%) Linux
3 71 (43.83%) Unix
4 69 (42.59%) Kdb+
5 67 (41.36%) Finance
6 45 (27.78%) JavaScript
7 44 (27.16%) Sybase
8 42 (25.93%) Oracle
9 41 (25.31%) Front Office
9 41 (25.31%) Banking
10 40 (24.69%) C++
10 40 (24.69%) OO
11 38 (23.46%) SDLC
12 36 (22.22%) Low Latency
13 35 (21.60%) Analytical Skills
13 35 (21.60%) SQL
14 34 (20.99%) OOD
14 34 (20.99%) Equities
15 33 (20.37%) Investment Banking
15 33 (20.37%) Python
16 32 (19.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 30 (18.52%) .NET
18 28 (17.28%) Asset Management
18 28 (17.28%) Electronic Trading
19 27 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
20 25 (15.43%) WebSphere
21 24 (14.81%) Retail
21 24 (14.81%) N-Tier
21 24 (14.81%) Wealth Management
21 24 (14.81%) BDD

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 25 (15.43%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.85%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.23%) Apache
6 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.56%) GitHub
2 3 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.85%) Bluemix
2 3 (1.85%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (1.85%) IaaS
2 3 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.85%) PaaS
2 3 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (42.59%) Kdb+
2 19 (11.73%) MySQL
3 17 (10.49%) Relational Database
4 15 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (8.64%) RDBMS
6 13 (8.02%) MongoDB
6 13 (8.02%) NoSQL
7 11 (6.79%) Hadoop
8 9 (5.56%) DB2
9 8 (4.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (4.94%) Tick Data
10 7 (4.32%) OLTP
11 6 (3.70%) Oracle Database
11 6 (3.70%) Redis
12 5 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (3.09%) SAP HANA
13 3 (1.85%) Hazelcast
13 3 (1.85%) SQL Server
14 1 (0.62%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (6.79%) Subversion
2 10 (6.17%) JIRA
2 10 (6.17%) Maven
3 6 (3.70%) Bower
3 6 (3.70%) Grunt
3 6 (3.70%) JUnit
4 5 (3.09%) Ant
4 5 (3.09%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.47%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.62%) jMock
6 1 (0.62%) Mockito
6 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.62%) VTune
General
1 67 (41.36%) Finance
2 41 (25.31%) Banking
2 41 (25.31%) Front Office
3 33 (20.37%) Investment Banking
4 24 (14.81%) Retail
5 23 (14.20%) Retail Banking
6 9 (5.56%) French Language
7 5 (3.09%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.23%) Back Office
9 1 (0.62%) Electronics
9 1 (0.62%) Games
9 1 (0.62%) German Language
9 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 133 (82.10%) Developer
2 63 (38.89%) Java Developer
3 49 (30.25%) KDB Developer
4 29 (17.90%) Lead Developer
5 25 (15.43%) Lead Java Developer
6 21 (12.96%) Senior Developer
7 14 (8.64%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (6.17%) Software Developer
9 9 (5.56%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
9 9 (5.56%) Analyst
9 9 (5.56%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 8 (4.94%) C++ Developer
11 7 (4.32%) Applications Support
11 7 (4.32%) Applications Support Analyst
11 7 (4.32%) Support Analyst
12 6 (3.70%) Python Developer
12 6 (3.70%) Software Engineer
13 5 (3.09%) Senior Software Engineer
13 5 (3.09%) Trainee
13 5 (3.09%) Trainee Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.52%) .NET
2 27 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
3 21 (12.96%) AngularJS
4 20 (12.35%) XML
5 19 (11.73%) Hibernate
6 18 (11.11%) Spring
7 17 (10.49%) JMS
8 14 (8.64%) HTML
8 14 (8.64%) SOAP
9 12 (7.41%) J2EE
9 12 (7.41%) REST
9 12 (7.41%) Web Services
10 9 (5.56%) Rendezvous
11 8 (4.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 8 (4.94%) STL
12 6 (3.70%) Doctrine
12 6 (3.70%) Java Concurrency
12 6 (3.70%) JavaFX
12 6 (3.70%) JAX-WS
12 6 (3.70%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.60%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (20.99%) Equities
3 32 (19.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (14.81%) N-Tier
5 15 (9.26%) Fintech
6 13 (8.02%) Fixed Income
7 12 (7.41%) Derivative
7 12 (7.41%) Hedge funds
8 11 (6.79%) Algorithms
8 11 (6.79%) User Experience
9 10 (6.17%) Computer Science
10 9 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (4.94%) Data Structures
12 5 (3.09%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (1.85%) Reference Data
15 1 (0.62%) Social Media
15 1 (0.62%) Spread Betting
15 1 (0.62%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 94 (58.02%) Linux
2 71 (43.83%) Unix
3 10 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.62%) Solaris
5 1 (0.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.69%) OO
2 38 (23.46%) SDLC
3 36 (22.22%) Low Latency
4 34 (20.99%) OOD
5 28 (17.28%) Asset Management
5 28 (17.28%) Electronic Trading
6 24 (14.81%) BDD
6 24 (14.81%) Software Delivery
6 24 (14.81%) Wealth Management
7 21 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (12.35%) Algorithmic Trading
8 20 (12.35%) Mathematics
9 15 (9.26%) Performance Optimisation
10 14 (8.64%) Unit Testing
11 13 (8.02%) Analytics
11 13 (8.02%) E-Commerce
11 13 (8.02%) Market Making
12 12 (7.41%) Multithreading
13 11 (6.79%) Test Strategy
13 11 (6.79%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 106 (65.43%) Java
2 45 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 40 (24.69%) C++
4 35 (21.60%) SQL
5 33 (20.37%) Python
6 23 (14.20%) Shell Script
7 13 (8.02%) C#
8 9 (5.56%) PowerShell
9 8 (4.94%) Perl
10 7 (4.32%) C
11 6 (3.70%) CoffeeScript
11 6 (3.70%) PHP
11 6 (3.70%) Scala
11 6 (3.70%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.85%) VBA
13 2 (1.23%) Clojure
13 2 (1.23%) Groovy
13 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (13.58%) Degree
2 8 (4.94%) PhD
3 6 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.62%) MiFID
2 1 (0.62%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (4.32%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.62%) Control-M
Vendors
1 44 (27.16%) Sybase
2 42 (25.93%) Oracle
3 12 (7.41%) Splunk
4 11 (6.79%) TIBCO
5 7 (4.32%) Vertica
6 5 (3.09%) Intel
6 5 (3.09%) Perforce
6 5 (3.09%) SAP
7 4 (2.47%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.85%) GigaSpaces
8 3 (1.85%) Google
8 3 (1.85%) IBM
8 3 (1.85%) ION Trading
8 3 (1.85%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.23%) Solace
9 2 (1.23%) StreamBase
9 2 (1.23%) Twitter
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Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus (c100%+) + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + bonus (c100%+) + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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London
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London
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
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London
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
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Salary: Competitive plus benefits
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London
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
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Morgan Stanley
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Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
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Salary: £85000 - £120000 per annum + excellent bens + strong bonus
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Salary: competitive
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Glasgow
Huxley
Salary: competitive
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Morgan Stanley
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