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 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 791 873 918
Rank change year-on-year +82 +45  
Permanent jobs citing KDB 72 66 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.067% 0.045%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.27% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 48 55 42
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 £61,750 £60,000 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £120,000 £105,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £62,500 £72,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.79% +61.11%  

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 26770 29928 34995
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.43% 30.38% 32.35%
Number of salaries quoted 22691 25558 29544
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 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +64 67 £92,500 +5.71% 9
London +55 65 £95,000 +8.57% 9
City of London +31 18 £92,500 - 1
Glasgow - 5 - -
Scotland - 5 - - 1
South East +68 2 £62,500 -13.79%
Oxfordshire +5 2 £62,500 -13.79%
Oxford -1 2 £62,500 -13.79%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 104 (65.41%) Linux
2 99 (62.26%) Java
3 77 (48.43%) Unix
4 71 (44.65%) Kdb+
5 59 (37.11%) Finance
6 45 (28.30%) C++
7 42 (26.42%) Front Office
7 42 (26.42%) Low Latency
8 40 (25.16%) SQL
9 39 (24.53%) Equities
10 38 (23.90%) Sybase
10 38 (23.90%) Python
11 34 (21.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 32 (20.13%) Oracle
12 32 (20.13%) JavaScript
12 32 (20.13%) FIX Protocol
13 30 (18.87%) OO
13 30 (18.87%) Banking
14 29 (18.24%) Electronic Trading
15 26 (16.35%) Shell Script
16 25 (15.72%) Degree
16 25 (15.72%) AngularJS
16 25 (15.72%) SDLC
17 23 (14.47%) NoSQL
17 23 (14.47%) Relational Database
17 23 (14.47%) OOD
17 23 (14.47%) Investment Banking
18 21 (13.21%) C#
18 21 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (13.21%) 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 11 (6.92%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.03%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.77%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.77%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.29%) GitHub
2 6 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.77%) Bluemix
2 6 (3.77%) Google App Engine
2 6 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (3.77%) IaaS
2 6 (3.77%) IBM Cloud
2 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.77%) PaaS
2 6 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.26%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (44.65%) Kdb+
2 23 (14.47%) NoSQL
2 23 (14.47%) Relational Database
3 20 (12.58%) MySQL
4 16 (10.06%) MongoDB
4 16 (10.06%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (8.81%) Hadoop
5 14 (8.81%) RDBMS
6 10 (6.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (6.29%) OLTP
7 9 (5.66%) Oracle Database
7 9 (5.66%) Tick Data
8 8 (5.03%) DB2
8 8 (5.03%) SAP HANA
9 6 (3.77%) Hazelcast
9 6 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (3.77%) Redis
10 2 (1.26%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.63%) Big Data
11 1 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 12 (7.55%) Maven
1 12 (7.55%) Subversion
2 10 (6.29%) JIRA
3 6 (3.77%) Ant
3 6 (3.77%) Bower
3 6 (3.77%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.77%) Grunt
3 6 (3.77%) JUnit
4 5 (3.14%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.89%) VTune
6 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 59 (37.11%) Finance
2 42 (26.42%) Front Office
3 30 (18.87%) Banking
4 23 (14.47%) Investment Banking
5 10 (6.29%) French Language
5 10 (6.29%) Retail
5 10 (6.29%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.89%) Games
6 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Back Office
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) German Language
7 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 123 (77.36%) Developer
2 50 (31.45%) Java Developer
3 46 (28.93%) KDB Developer
4 23 (14.47%) Senior Developer
5 18 (11.32%) Senior Java Developer
6 17 (10.69%) Lead Developer
7 12 (7.55%) Software Developer
8 11 (6.92%) Lead Java Developer
9 10 (6.29%) C++ Developer
10 9 (5.66%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
10 9 (5.66%) Analyst
10 9 (5.66%) Applications Support
10 9 (5.66%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
11 7 (4.40%) Applications Support Analyst
11 7 (4.40%) Java Pricing Developer
11 7 (4.40%) Support Analyst
12 6 (3.77%) Architect
12 6 (3.77%) Python Developer
12 6 (3.77%) Software Engineer
13 5 (3.14%) Trainee Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.13%) FIX Protocol
2 25 (15.72%) AngularJS
3 20 (12.58%) XML
4 19 (11.95%) HTML
5 18 (11.32%) .NET
6 16 (10.06%) Hibernate
7 15 (9.43%) JMS
7 15 (9.43%) SOAP
7 15 (9.43%) Spring
8 14 (8.81%) REST
9 12 (7.55%) J2EE
9 12 (7.55%) Web Services
10 11 (6.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 11 (6.92%) STL
11 10 (6.29%) CSS
12 8 (5.03%) Akka
12 8 (5.03%) HTML5
12 8 (5.03%) Rendezvous
13 7 (4.40%) TIBCO EMS
13 7 (4.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (24.53%) Equities
2 34 (21.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 21 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (10.06%) Fintech
4 16 (10.06%) Fixed Income
5 12 (7.55%) Derivative
6 11 (6.92%) Computer Science
6 11 (6.92%) Hedge funds
6 11 (6.92%) N-Tier
7 10 (6.29%) User Experience
8 9 (5.66%) Algorithms
9 8 (5.03%) Data Structures
9 8 (5.03%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (3.77%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (2.52%) Data Centre
12 4 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (1.89%) Reference Data
13 3 (1.89%) TWAP
13 3 (1.89%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 104 (65.41%) Linux
2 77 (48.43%) Unix
3 12 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.77%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.52%) Android
5 4 (2.52%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.89%) Solaris
7 1 (0.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.42%) Low Latency
2 30 (18.87%) OO
3 29 (18.24%) Electronic Trading
4 25 (15.72%) SDLC
5 23 (14.47%) OOD
6 21 (13.21%) Mathematics
7 20 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (12.58%) E-Commerce
8 19 (11.95%) Algorithmic Trading
9 17 (10.69%) Asset Management
9 17 (10.69%) Performance Optimisation
10 15 (9.43%) Software Engineering
10 15 (9.43%) Unit Testing
11 13 (8.18%) Test Automation
11 13 (8.18%) Test Strategy
11 13 (8.18%) Validation
12 11 (6.92%) BDD
12 11 (6.92%) Market Making
12 11 (6.92%) Multithreading
12 11 (6.92%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 99 (62.26%) Java
2 45 (28.30%) C++
3 40 (25.16%) SQL
4 38 (23.90%) Python
5 32 (20.13%) JavaScript
6 26 (16.35%) Shell Script
7 21 (13.21%) C#
8 13 (8.18%) Perl
9 8 (5.03%) C
9 8 (5.03%) Scala
10 7 (4.40%) Groovy
10 7 (4.40%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.77%) CoffeeScript
11 6 (3.77%) PHP
11 6 (3.77%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.26%) Clojure
13 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (15.72%) Degree
2 8 (5.03%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) MiFID
1 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.52%) Docker
2 3 (1.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (4.40%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (2.52%) Ansible
2 4 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (23.90%) Sybase
2 32 (20.13%) Oracle
3 15 (9.43%) Splunk
3 15 (9.43%) TIBCO
4 10 (6.29%) Vertica
5 8 (5.03%) Intel
5 8 (5.03%) SAP
6 7 (4.40%) ION Trading
6 7 (4.40%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.40%) Solace
7 6 (3.77%) GigaSpaces
7 6 (3.77%) Google
7 6 (3.77%) IBM
7 6 (3.77%) Perforce
7 6 (3.77%) Rackspace
7 6 (3.77%) StreamBase
8 2 (1.26%) Twitter
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