Period
to 19 March 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 19 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1013 1095 1032
Rank change year-on-year +82 -63 +69
Permanent jobs citing KDB 78 97 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.055% 0.099%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.18% 0.18% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 63 77 143
UK median annual salary £95,000 £110,000 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% +22.22% +28.57%
10th Percentile £65,250 £68,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £132,000 £145,000 £122,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - £37,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year - -42.31% -40.91%

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 42,304 53,826 52,115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.50% 30.62% 30.31%
Number of salaries quoted 34,852 45,037 44,449
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,001 £29,685
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £76,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 19 March 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 19 March 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 +78 78 £95,000 -13.64% 11
London +45 78 £95,000 -13.64% 10

For the 6 months to 19 March 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 69 (88.46%) Python
2 53 (67.95%) Java
3 42 (53.85%) Finance
4 41 (52.56%) C++
5 38 (48.72%) Kdb+
6 36 (46.15%) Analytics
7 29 (37.18%) SQL
8 26 (33.33%) Unix
9 25 (32.05%) Electronic Trading
9 25 (32.05%) Low Latency
10 24 (30.77%) Front Office
11 23 (29.49%) Linux
12 22 (28.21%) C#
12 22 (28.21%) Computer Science
12 22 (28.21%) Data Analytics
12 22 (28.21%) Machine Learning
13 21 (26.92%) Data Science
14 20 (25.64%) Degree
15 19 (24.36%) Hedge funds
15 19 (24.36%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (21.79%) Apache Spark
16 17 (21.79%) Tick Data
16 17 (21.79%) Software Engineering
17 14 (17.95%) R
18 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (16.67%) Mathematics
18 13 (16.67%) C
18 13 (16.67%) Perl
19 12 (15.38%) Equities
19 12 (15.38%) Derivative

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 17 (21.79%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.56%) Apache
2 2 (2.56%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.28%) GitHub
4 1 (1.28%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.28%) IaaS
4 1 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) PaaS
4 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (1.28%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (48.72%) Kdb+
2 19 (24.36%) Apache Cassandra
3 17 (21.79%) Tick Data
4 9 (11.54%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.13%) Big Data
5 4 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.56%) InfluxDB
7 2 (2.56%) MySQL
7 2 (2.56%) Neo4j
7 2 (2.56%) Redis
8 1 (1.28%) Hazelcast
8 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.28%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Selenium
2 1 (1.28%) Ant
2 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.28%) JIRA
2 1 (1.28%) Maven
2 1 (1.28%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
General
1 42 (53.85%) Finance
2 24 (30.77%) Front Office
3 6 (7.69%) Back Office
4 5 (6.41%) Retail
5 4 (5.13%) Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (53.85%) Developer
2 23 (29.49%) Java Developer
3 17 (21.79%) Python Developer
4 11 (14.10%) Analyst
4 11 (14.10%) Java Engineer
4 11 (14.10%) Java Software Developer
4 11 (14.10%) Software Developer
4 11 (14.10%) Support Analyst
5 10 (12.82%) Java Software Engineer
5 10 (12.82%) Software Engineer
6 9 (11.54%) C++ Developer
7 8 (10.26%) Applications Support
8 6 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
8 6 (7.69%) C++ Software Developer
8 6 (7.69%) C++/Java Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Quantitative Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Technical Support
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.82%) JMS
1 10 (12.82%) Middleware
1 10 (12.82%) Rendezvous
2 5 (6.41%) J2SE
3 4 (5.13%) Anaconda
3 4 (5.13%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (3.85%) Flask
4 3 (3.85%) React
5 2 (2.56%) CSS
5 2 (2.56%) Django
5 2 (2.56%) HTML
5 2 (2.56%) Kafka
5 2 (2.56%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (2.56%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (2.56%) scikit-learn
6 1 (1.28%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.28%) REST
6 1 (1.28%) SOAP
6 1 (1.28%) Spring
6 1 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Hedge funds
2 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (15.38%) Derivative
3 12 (15.38%) Equities
4 10 (12.82%) Algorithms
5 8 (10.26%) Fintech
5 8 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (6.41%) Fixed Income
6 5 (6.41%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (3.85%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (2.56%) Exotic Derivative
8 2 (2.56%) NHS
8 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.28%) Clustering
9 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.33%) Unix
2 23 (29.49%) Linux
3 3 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (46.15%) Analytics
2 25 (32.05%) Electronic Trading
2 25 (32.05%) Low Latency
3 22 (28.21%) Computer Science
3 22 (28.21%) Data Analytics
3 22 (28.21%) Machine Learning
4 21 (26.92%) Data Science
5 17 (21.79%) Software Engineering
6 13 (16.67%) Mathematics
7 12 (15.38%) Backtesting
7 12 (15.38%) Unit Testing
8 11 (14.10%) SDLC
9 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (12.82%) Business Analysis
10 8 (10.26%) Algorithmic Trading
11 7 (8.97%) Microservices
11 7 (8.97%) OO
11 7 (8.97%) Product Management
11 7 (8.97%) Quantitative Trading
12 6 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (88.46%) Python
2 53 (67.95%) Java
3 41 (52.56%) C++
4 29 (37.18%) SQL
5 22 (28.21%) C#
6 14 (17.95%) R
7 13 (16.67%) C
7 13 (16.67%) Perl
8 7 (8.97%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.28%) Java 8
10 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (25.64%) Degree
2 5 (6.41%) Master's Degree
3 4 (5.13%) PhD
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) Docker
2 2 (2.56%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 1 (1.28%) GPFS
3 1 (1.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Ansible
2 1 (1.28%) Control-M
2 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) ION Trading
1 10 (12.82%) TIBCO
2 6 (7.69%) Bloomberg
2 6 (7.69%) Cloudera
2 6 (7.69%) Reuters
3 4 (5.13%) Google
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle
4 2 (2.56%) IBM
4 2 (2.56%) Vertica
5 1 (1.28%) GigaSpaces
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.28%) Perforce
5 1 (1.28%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.28%) SAP
5 1 (1.28%) Splunk