Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1051 1001 1096
Rank change year-on-year -50 +95 +141
Permanent jobs citing KDB 121 171 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.097% 0.099%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.23% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 71 146 177
UK median annual salary £110,000 £90,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% +28.57% -9.68%
10th Percentile £67,500 £52,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £145,000 £122,500 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £65,000 £110,000
% change year-on-year -42.31% -40.91% +109.52%

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 53,525 52,787 67,007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.56% 30.05% 31.74%
Number of salaries quoted 44,695 45,038 56,598
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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 -37 120 £110,000 +18.92% 8
London -41 118 £110,000 +18.92% 8
UK excluding London -16 3 £37,500 -42.31% 1
Midlands - 2 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £37,500 -
Scotland -36 1 £65,000 +8.33%

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 77 (63.64%) Java
2 75 (61.98%) Finance
3 61 (50.41%) Banking
4 56 (46.28%) Front Office
5 50 (41.32%) Linux
6 48 (39.67%) Analytics
7 43 (35.54%) Equities
8 41 (33.88%) Investment Banking
9 39 (32.23%) Kdb+
10 36 (29.75%) Asset Management
10 36 (29.75%) Python
11 35 (28.93%) Unix
11 35 (28.93%) Wealth Management
12 34 (28.10%) Retail Banking
13 32 (26.45%) C++
14 31 (25.62%) SQL
15 30 (24.79%) Low Latency
15 30 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
16 29 (23.97%) OO
16 29 (23.97%) Degree
17 28 (23.14%) C#
17 28 (23.14%) Fixed Income
18 27 (22.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 27 (22.31%) SDLC
19 25 (20.66%) Computer Science
20 24 (19.83%) Electronic Trading
20 24 (19.83%) Oracle
21 23 (19.01%) Data Structures
21 23 (19.01%) Algorithms
22 22 (18.18%) Analytical Skills

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 (9.09%) Apache Spark
2 10 (8.26%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.31%) nginx
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (3.31%) CPLEX
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.31%) HTTP
2 4 (3.31%) SSL
3 2 (1.65%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (32.23%) Kdb+
2 13 (10.74%) Relational Database
3 12 (9.92%) Tick Data
4 9 (7.44%) Big Data
5 8 (6.61%) Hadoop
5 8 (6.61%) MongoDB
5 8 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.13%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.31%) MySQL
8 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.65%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.83%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.83%) HBase
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.83%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (9.92%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.26%) Subversion
3 7 (5.79%) JIRA
4 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.31%) webpack
5 2 (1.65%) Maven
5 2 (1.65%) Mocha
5 2 (1.65%) NUnit
5 2 (1.65%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.83%) JUnit
6 1 (0.83%) Selenium
6 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 75 (61.98%) Finance
2 61 (50.41%) Banking
3 56 (46.28%) Front Office
4 41 (33.88%) Investment Banking
5 34 (28.10%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.48%) Games
7 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (63.64%) Developer
2 31 (25.62%) KDB Developer
3 19 (15.70%) Senior Developer
4 17 (14.05%) Java Developer
5 15 (12.40%) C# Developer
6 13 (10.74%) Lead Developer
7 11 (9.09%) Front Office Developer
7 11 (9.09%) Python Developer
8 10 (8.26%) Head of Analytics
8 10 (8.26%) Head of IT
8 10 (8.26%) Senior C# Developer
9 9 (7.44%) Analyst
9 9 (7.44%) C++ Developer
10 6 (4.96%) Applications Developer
10 6 (4.96%) Applications Support
10 6 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (4.96%) Senior Applications Developer
10 6 (4.96%) Support Analyst
11 5 (4.13%) Quantitative Developer
11 5 (4.13%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.53%) .NET
2 12 (9.92%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (9.92%) Kafka
3 11 (9.09%) React
4 10 (8.26%) .NET Framework
4 10 (8.26%) AngularJS
4 10 (8.26%) HTML
4 10 (8.26%) HTML5
4 10 (8.26%) LINQ
4 10 (8.26%) NHibernate
4 10 (8.26%) Ninject
4 10 (8.26%) Web Services
5 8 (6.61%) Flask
5 8 (6.61%) Node.js
6 7 (5.79%) NumPy
6 7 (5.79%) Pandas
7 6 (4.96%) CSS
7 6 (4.96%) XML
8 5 (4.13%) SciPy
9 4 (3.31%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 43 (35.54%) Equities
2 28 (23.14%) Fixed Income
3 27 (22.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (20.66%) Computer Science
5 23 (19.01%) Algorithms
5 23 (19.01%) Data Structures
6 22 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (9.92%) Derivative
8 11 (9.09%) N-Tier
9 4 (3.31%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.65%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.65%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.83%) Equity Risk
11 1 (0.83%) Fintech
11 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.83%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (41.32%) Linux
2 35 (28.93%) Unix
3 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.65%) Android
4 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.65%) Solaris
5 1 (0.83%) CentOS
5 1 (0.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (39.67%) Analytics
2 36 (29.75%) Asset Management
3 35 (28.93%) Wealth Management
4 30 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (24.79%) Low Latency
5 29 (23.97%) OO
6 27 (22.31%) SDLC
7 24 (19.83%) Electronic Trading
8 21 (17.36%) Data Science
9 17 (14.05%) Algorithmic Trading
10 14 (11.57%) OOD
11 13 (10.74%) Risk Management
11 13 (10.74%) Web Development
12 12 (9.92%) Kanban
12 12 (9.92%) Multithreading
13 11 (9.09%) Data Analytics
13 11 (9.09%) Machine Learning
13 11 (9.09%) Mathematics
13 11 (9.09%) Scrum
14 10 (8.26%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 77 (63.64%) Java
2 36 (29.75%) Python
3 32 (26.45%) C++
4 31 (25.62%) SQL
5 28 (23.14%) C#
6 19 (15.70%) JavaScript
7 12 (9.92%) Perl
8 11 (9.09%) Shell Script
9 10 (8.26%) MATLAB
10 9 (7.44%) R
11 4 (3.31%) ES6
11 4 (3.31%) Tcl
12 3 (2.48%) C
13 2 (1.65%) Clojure
14 1 (0.83%) Scala
14 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (23.97%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) PhD
3 7 (5.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.65%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (9.09%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (2.48%) Ansible
3 2 (1.65%) Nagios
3 2 (1.65%) Netcool
3 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.83%) Control-M
4 1 (0.83%) Oozie
4 1 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (19.83%) Oracle
2 16 (13.22%) Sybase
3 6 (4.96%) Splunk
3 6 (4.96%) TIBCO
4 5 (4.13%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.31%) Bloomberg
5 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.31%) Reuters
5 4 (3.31%) Sun
6 2 (1.65%) GigaSpaces
6 2 (1.65%) StreamBase
7 1 (0.83%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (0.83%) BMC
7 1 (0.83%) Calypso
7 1 (0.83%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.83%) Murex
7 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.83%) Solace
7 1 (0.83%) Tableau
7 1 (0.83%) Wallstreet Suite