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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kx Systems KDB
UK
Rank 767 874 922
Rank change year-on-year +107 +48  
Permanent jobs citing KDB 90 74 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.072% 0.035%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.35% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 70 61 32
Median salary £75,000 £77,500 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% -6.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £107,750 £102,500 £102,250
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £75,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -13.33% +42.85%  

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 26033 31905 33071
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.64% 30.99% 31.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22070 27162 28001
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 9 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 24 March 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 +108 83 £75,000 -3.22% 10
London +74 78 £80,000 - 10
City of London +72 41 £60,000 -32.39% 4
Glasgow - 7 - -
Scotland - 7 - -
South East +63 5 £65,000 -13.33%
Oxford +4 5 £65,000 -13.33%
Oxfordshire +2 5 £65,000 -13.33%
Canary Wharf -11 3 £115,000 +119.04%

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (61.63%) Java
2 105 (61.05%) Linux
3 83 (48.26%) Unix
4 66 (38.37%) Kdb+
5 62 (36.05%) Low Latency
6 58 (33.72%) C++
7 52 (30.23%) Finance
8 51 (29.65%) SQL
9 49 (28.49%) Equities
10 48 (27.91%) Python
11 47 (27.33%) Front Office
12 46 (26.74%) Electronic Trading
13 44 (25.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 35 (20.35%) Sybase
14 35 (20.35%) FIX Protocol
15 30 (17.44%) Software Engineering
16 29 (16.86%) Degree
17 26 (15.12%) E-Commerce
17 26 (15.12%) Algorithmic Trading
17 26 (15.12%) Relational Database
18 25 (14.53%) NoSQL
18 25 (14.53%) Mathematics
18 25 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
19 24 (13.95%) Banking
19 24 (13.95%) Fixed Income
20 23 (13.37%) TIBCO
20 23 (13.37%) C#
21 21 (12.21%) Shell Script
22 20 (11.63%) OO
23 19 (11.05%) MySQL

KDB
Top Related 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 6 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.91%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.23%) GitHub
2 5 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.91%) Bluemix
2 5 (2.91%) Google App Engine
2 5 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (2.91%) IaaS
2 5 (2.91%) IBM Cloud
2 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.91%) PaaS
2 5 (2.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.74%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (38.37%) Kdb+
2 26 (15.12%) Relational Database
3 25 (14.53%) NoSQL
4 19 (11.05%) MySQL
5 15 (8.72%) MongoDB
6 14 (8.14%) OLTP
7 11 (6.40%) Tick Data
8 10 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (4.65%) DB2
9 8 (4.65%) Hadoop
9 8 (4.65%) RDBMS
10 6 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (3.49%) SAP HANA
11 5 (2.91%) Hazelcast
11 5 (2.91%) Redis
12 4 (2.33%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.74%) SQL Server
14 1 (0.58%) Big Data
14 1 (0.58%) InterSystems Cache
14 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (5.81%) Maven
1 10 (5.81%) Subversion
2 9 (5.23%) JIRA
3 7 (4.07%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.91%) Bower
4 5 (2.91%) Grunt
5 3 (1.74%) VTune
6 2 (1.16%) JUnit
7 1 (0.58%) Ant
7 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
General
1 52 (30.23%) Finance
2 47 (27.33%) Front Office
3 24 (13.95%) Banking
4 12 (6.98%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.23%) French Language
6 6 (3.49%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.74%) Games
8 2 (1.16%) Back Office
8 2 (1.16%) Electronics
9 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.58%) German Language
9 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 131 (76.16%) Developer
2 47 (27.33%) KDB Developer
3 46 (26.74%) Java Developer
4 33 (19.19%) Senior Developer
5 27 (15.70%) Senior Java Developer
6 22 (12.79%) C++ Developer
7 14 (8.14%) Java Pricing Developer
7 14 (8.14%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 12 (6.98%) Software Developer
9 10 (5.81%) Applications Support
10 9 (5.23%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
10 9 (5.23%) Analyst
10 9 (5.23%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 9 (5.23%) Lead Developer
11 8 (4.65%) Software Engineer
11 8 (4.65%) Systems Developer
12 7 (4.07%) Support Analyst
13 6 (3.49%) Applications Support Analyst
13 6 (3.49%) Architect
13 6 (3.49%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.35%) FIX Protocol
2 19 (11.05%) AngularJS
3 18 (10.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 18 (10.47%) STL
4 16 (9.30%) TIBCO EMS
5 14 (8.14%) XML
6 13 (7.56%) HTML
7 12 (6.98%) Hibernate
7 12 (6.98%) SOAP
8 11 (6.40%) REST
9 10 (5.81%) CSS
10 9 (5.23%) JMS
11 8 (4.65%) HTML5
11 8 (4.65%) Spring
12 7 (4.07%) Rendezvous
12 7 (4.07%) WPF
13 6 (3.49%) Ember.js
13 6 (3.49%) J2EE
13 6 (3.49%) Node.js
13 6 (3.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (28.49%) Equities
2 44 (25.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (13.95%) Fixed Income
4 19 (11.05%) Algorithms
5 17 (9.88%) Computer Science
5 17 (9.88%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (9.30%) Fintech
7 15 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (7.56%) Hedge funds
9 11 (6.40%) Derivative
9 11 (6.40%) User Experience
10 10 (5.81%) Data Structures
11 6 (3.49%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (2.91%) Data Centre
12 5 (2.91%) TWAP
12 5 (2.91%) VWAP
13 4 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (2.33%) Reference Data
14 3 (1.74%) Social Media
14 3 (1.74%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 105 (61.05%) Linux
2 83 (48.26%) Unix
3 11 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.91%) Android
4 5 (2.91%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.91%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.74%) Solaris
6 1 (0.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.05%) Low Latency
2 46 (26.74%) Electronic Trading
3 30 (17.44%) Software Engineering
4 26 (15.12%) Algorithmic Trading
4 26 (15.12%) E-Commerce
5 25 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (14.53%) Mathematics
6 20 (11.63%) OO
7 18 (10.47%) Multithreading
7 18 (10.47%) Performance Tuning
8 17 (9.88%) Performance Optimisation
9 16 (9.30%) Unit Testing
10 15 (8.72%) High-Frequency Trading
11 14 (8.14%) System Testing
12 13 (7.56%) SDLC
13 12 (6.98%) OOD
13 12 (6.98%) Test Strategy
13 12 (6.98%) Validation
14 9 (5.23%) Mentoring
15 8 (4.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (61.63%) Java
2 58 (33.72%) C++
3 51 (29.65%) SQL
4 48 (27.91%) Python
5 23 (13.37%) C#
6 21 (12.21%) Shell Script
7 15 (8.72%) Groovy
7 15 (8.72%) Perl
8 14 (8.14%) C
9 13 (7.56%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.49%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.91%) CoffeeScript
11 5 (2.91%) PHP
11 5 (2.91%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.74%) Scala
13 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.58%) Clojure
13 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (16.86%) Degree
2 13 (7.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.58%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (2.91%) Docker
2 3 (1.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (3.49%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (2.91%) Ansible
2 5 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (20.35%) Sybase
2 23 (13.37%) TIBCO
3 15 (8.72%) ION Trading
3 15 (8.72%) Oracle
3 15 (8.72%) Solace
4 14 (8.14%) Vertica
5 12 (6.98%) Intel
5 12 (6.98%) Splunk
6 6 (3.49%) GigaSpaces
6 6 (3.49%) SAP
6 6 (3.49%) StreamBase
7 5 (2.91%) Google
7 5 (2.91%) IBM
7 5 (2.91%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.91%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.16%) Twitter
9 1 (0.58%) Perforce
East London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,500 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Cititec
Salary: £95000 - £100000 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 70k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £50,000 - £70,000 and strong bonus/benefits
Posted: 2 days ago