Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1035 1063 1028
Rank change year-on-year +28 -35 +92
Permanent jobs citing KDB 60 117 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.069% 0.100%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.16% 0.23% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 51 82 87
UK median annual salary £95,000 £100,000 £92,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £137,500 £138,750 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - £47,500 £39,250
% change year-on-year - +21.02% -28.64%

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 38,660 51,252 54,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.25% 30.10% 30.68%
Number of salaries quoted 31,659 41,748 45,264
UK median annual salary £52,350 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.70% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 18 August 2019.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 2 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 18 August 2019. 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 +58 60 £95,000 -5.00% 8
London +48 60 £95,000 -5.00% 8

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 44 (73.33%) Java
2 40 (66.67%) Python
3 27 (45.00%) Front Office
4 21 (35.00%) C++
5 19 (31.67%) Finance
5 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (31.67%) Hedge funds
5 19 (31.67%) Low Latency
6 18 (30.00%) SQL
7 17 (28.33%) Kdb+
8 16 (26.67%) Linux
8 16 (26.67%) Algorithmic Trading
8 16 (26.67%) Electronic Trading
9 14 (23.33%) C#
9 14 (23.33%) Algorithms
10 13 (21.67%) Unix
10 13 (21.67%) Computer Science
10 13 (21.67%) Banking
10 13 (21.67%) Software Engineering
11 12 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (18.33%) Test Automation
12 11 (18.33%) QA
12 11 (18.33%) Multithreading
12 11 (18.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (16.67%) TIBCO
13 10 (16.67%) Mathematics
13 10 (16.67%) Investment Banking
13 10 (16.67%) Equities
14 9 (15.00%) Multithreaded Programming
15 8 (13.33%) Quantitative Trading

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 1 (1.67%) Apache Pig
1 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) RMDS
2 2 (3.33%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.67%) PRMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.67%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.67%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.33%) Kdb+
2 5 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.67%) Tick Data
4 2 (3.33%) Big Data
4 2 (3.33%) InfluxDB
4 2 (3.33%) MySQL
5 1 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.67%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.67%) Power BI
5 1 (1.67%) QlikView
5 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) Subversion
2 4 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.00%) Maven
4 2 (3.33%) Selenium
5 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.67%) Gradle
5 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.67%) SonarQube
General
1 27 (45.00%) Front Office
2 19 (31.67%) Finance
3 13 (21.67%) Banking
4 10 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 5 (8.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.67%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 34 (56.67%) Developer
2 19 (31.67%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.67%) Java Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) C++ Developer
5 7 (11.67%) Front Office Developer
5 7 (11.67%) Programmer
6 6 (10.00%) Applications Support
6 6 (10.00%) Software Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Python Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Java Programmer
8 4 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Junior
9 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 5 (8.33%) J2SE
2 5 (8.33%) JMS
2 5 (8.33%) React
2 5 (8.33%) Rendezvous
3 4 (6.67%) Anaconda
3 4 (6.67%) Middleware
4 2 (3.33%) RESTful
4 2 (3.33%) Ultra Messaging
5 1 (1.67%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.67%) Flask
5 1 (1.67%) HTML5
5 1 (1.67%) Kafka
5 1 (1.67%) Matplotlib
5 1 (1.67%) Node.js
5 1 (1.67%) NumPy
5 1 (1.67%) Pandas
5 1 (1.67%) TensorFlow
5 1 (1.67%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Hedge funds
2 14 (23.33%) Algorithms
3 12 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (18.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (16.67%) Equities
6 6 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (8.33%) Derivative
8 4 (6.67%) Bitcoin
9 3 (5.00%) Fixed Income
9 3 (5.00%) Virtual Team
10 2 (3.33%) Credit Risk
10 2 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
11 1 (1.67%) Clustering
11 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
11 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (1.67%) Replication
11 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.67%) Linux
2 13 (21.67%) Unix
3 2 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (31.67%) Low Latency
2 16 (26.67%) Algorithmic Trading
2 16 (26.67%) Electronic Trading
3 13 (21.67%) Computer Science
3 13 (21.67%) Software Engineering
4 11 (18.33%) Multithreading
4 11 (18.33%) Test Automation
5 10 (16.67%) Mathematics
6 9 (15.00%) Multithreaded Programming
7 8 (13.33%) Quantitative Trading
8 7 (11.67%) Analytics
9 6 (10.00%) High-Frequency Trading
9 6 (10.00%) Microservices
9 6 (10.00%) OO
10 5 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
10 5 (8.33%) Automated Trading
10 5 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (8.33%) SDLC
10 5 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (73.33%) Java
2 40 (66.67%) Python
3 21 (35.00%) C++
4 18 (30.00%) SQL
5 14 (23.33%) C#
6 7 (11.67%) Perl
7 4 (6.67%) Java 8
8 3 (5.00%) Go
9 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.67%) R
10 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) TIBCO
2 7 (11.67%) Bloomberg
2 7 (11.67%) Reuters
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle
4 5 (8.33%) ION Trading
5 4 (6.67%) Cloudera
5 4 (6.67%) Sybase
6 3 (5.00%) Solace
7 2 (3.33%) Vertica
8 1 (1.67%) FXall
8 1 (1.67%) IBM
8 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.67%) Tableau