Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 799 1041 1117
Rank change year-on-year +242 +76 -67
Permanent jobs citing KDB 48 71 108
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.048% 0.061%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.23% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 34 61 80
Median annual salary £120,000 £95,000 £105,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% -9.52% +16.67%
10th Percentile £51,325 £66,250 £59,500
90th Percentile £250,000 £150,000 £145,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 - £47,500

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 21,247 40,780 54,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.95% 27.68% 30.55%
Number of salaries quoted 17,311 33,413 44,536
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 5 July 2020.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 6 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 5 July 2020. 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 +238 44 £120,000 +26.32% 5
London +126 42 £125,000 +31.58% 5
UK excluding London - 6 £52,500 -
South East - 2 £59,000 -
Scotland - 2 £52,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £22,500 -

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 35 (72.92%) Python
2 32 (66.67%) Java
3 26 (54.17%) Finance
4 23 (47.92%) Degree
5 21 (43.75%) C++
5 21 (43.75%) Kdb+
6 19 (39.58%) Hedge funds
7 18 (37.50%) Analytics
8 17 (35.42%) Computer Science
8 17 (35.42%) Electronic Trading
9 16 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (29.17%) Front Office
10 14 (29.17%) C
10 14 (29.17%) Linux
10 14 (29.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (27.08%) Quantitative Research
12 12 (25.00%) Pandas
12 12 (25.00%) NumPy
12 12 (25.00%) Oracle
12 12 (25.00%) Data Management
13 11 (22.92%) Games
14 10 (20.83%) Fixed Income
14 10 (20.83%) Software Engineering
15 9 (18.75%) TDD
15 9 (18.75%) Web Services
15 9 (18.75%) MongoDB
15 9 (18.75%) Azure
15 9 (18.75%) AWS
16 8 (16.67%) Algorithmic 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 5 (10.42%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.17%) Luigi
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) Appian
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) AWS
1 9 (18.75%) Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Multicast
2 2 (4.17%) MQTT
3 1 (2.08%) BGP
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.08%) DMZ
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) FTP
3 1 (2.08%) HSRP
3 1 (2.08%) HTTP
3 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.08%) NAS
3 1 (2.08%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (2.08%) OSPF
3 1 (2.08%) SMTP
3 1 (2.08%) SNMP
3 1 (2.08%) SSH
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) VLAN
3 1 (2.08%) VoIP
3 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (43.75%) Kdb+
2 9 (18.75%) MongoDB
3 8 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (12.50%) Hadoop
4 6 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (10.42%) NoSQL
6 3 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (6.25%) MySQL
7 2 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (4.17%) Big Data
8 1 (2.08%) InfluxDB
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.08%) Redmine
2 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 26 (54.17%) Finance
2 14 (29.17%) Front Office
3 11 (22.92%) Games
4 8 (16.67%) Banking
5 6 (12.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Automotive
6 1 (2.08%) Back Office
6 1 (2.08%) Marketing
6 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Python Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Python Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Data Scientist
5 5 (10.42%) Programmer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Data Scientist
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) AWS Developer
6 4 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Java Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Python Programmer
7 3 (6.25%) C++ Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Java Programmer
7 3 (6.25%) KDB Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Programmer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Python Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) NumPy
1 12 (25.00%) Pandas
2 9 (18.75%) Web Services
3 7 (14.58%) AngularJS
3 7 (14.58%) React
4 5 (10.42%) Backbone.js
4 5 (10.42%) Dask
4 5 (10.42%) Esper
4 5 (10.42%) Keras
4 5 (10.42%) Natural Language Processing
4 5 (10.42%) PyMC3
4 5 (10.42%) Pyramid
4 5 (10.42%) PyTorch
4 5 (10.42%) scikit-learn
4 5 (10.42%) SciPy
4 5 (10.42%) TensorFlow
5 4 (8.33%) Spring
6 3 (6.25%) REST
7 2 (4.17%) Kafka
7 2 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (39.58%) Hedge funds
2 16 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (20.83%) Fixed Income
4 8 (16.67%) Derivative
5 4 (8.33%) Algorithms
5 4 (8.33%) Cloud Native
6 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.25%) Data Structures
6 3 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (4.17%) Blog
7 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
7 2 (4.17%) Private Cloud
7 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (2.08%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (2.08%) Eurex
8 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (2.08%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Linux
2 5 (10.42%) VMS
3 3 (6.25%) Unix
3 3 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (2.08%) CentOS
4 1 (2.08%) Debian
4 1 (2.08%) Kali Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.08%) SUSE
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Analytics
2 17 (35.42%) Computer Science
2 17 (35.42%) Electronic Trading
3 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.08%) Quantitative Research
5 12 (25.00%) Data Management
6 10 (20.83%) Software Engineering
7 9 (18.75%) TDD
8 8 (16.67%) Algorithmic Trading
8 8 (16.67%) Machine Learning
9 7 (14.58%) Data Science
9 7 (14.58%) Low Latency
10 6 (12.50%) Asset Management
10 6 (12.50%) Open Source
10 6 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
11 5 (10.42%) Deep Learning
11 5 (10.42%) Parallel Programming
11 5 (10.42%) Predictive Modelling
11 5 (10.42%) Quantitative Trading
11 5 (10.42%) Time Series Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 35 (72.92%) Python
2 32 (66.67%) Java
3 21 (43.75%) C++
4 14 (29.17%) C
5 7 (14.58%) SQL
6 5 (10.42%) Julia
6 5 (10.42%) R
6 5 (10.42%) Rust
7 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.17%) C#
8 2 (4.17%) Java 8
8 2 (4.17%) Kotlin
8 2 (4.17%) Perl
9 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.08%) Bourne shell
9 1 (2.08%) C-shell
9 1 (2.08%) Korn
9 1 (2.08%) PHP
9 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (47.92%) Degree
2 14 (29.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (10.42%) PhD
4 2 (4.17%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (2.08%) CCIE
5 1 (2.08%) CCNA
5 1 (2.08%) CCNP
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.08%) RHCE
5 1 (2.08%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) BIND 9
2 1 (2.08%) LXC
2 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) zsh
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.08%) Icinga
2 1 (2.08%) Nagios
2 1 (2.08%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Oracle
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.50%) Sybase
4 3 (6.25%) Bloomberg
5 2 (4.17%) Cognizant
5 2 (4.17%) ION Trading
5 2 (4.17%) Solace
5 2 (4.17%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.08%) Alteryx
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco
6 1 (2.08%) CQG
6 1 (2.08%) Fidessa
6 1 (2.08%) ForgeRock
6 1 (2.08%) Patsystems
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.08%) Remedy
6 1 (2.08%) Reuters
6 1 (2.08%) Synology
6 1 (2.08%) Trayport
6 1 (2.08%) VMware