Kx Systems KDB
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring KDB skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited KDB over the 6 months leading up to 21 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
21 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 878 829 1184
Rank change year-on-year -49 +355 -322
Permanent jobs citing KDB 26 90 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.097% 0.046%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.14% 0.46% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 21 76 41
10th Percentile £80,000 £68,750 -
25th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £76,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £110,000 £110,000 £97,500
Median % change year-on-year - +12.82% -
75th Percentile £150,000 £123,750 £106,250
90th Percentile - £136,250 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK

KDB falls under the Databases and Business Intelligence category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring database or business intelligence skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 18,558 19,753 48,423
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 16.89% 21.36% 28.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12,633 12,748 20,937
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,725 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.54% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £102,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

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 21 June 2024.

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 21 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England -29 25 £110,000 - 3
London +33 21 £120,000 +9.09% 3
UK excluding London -54 4 £80,000 +14.29%
East Midlands - 4 £80,000 -
Midlands - 4 £80,000 -
Work from Home +12 3 £130,000 +18.18% 3

KDB
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (69.23%) Kdb+
2 1 (3.85%) ClickHouse
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) Flink
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Front Office
3 7 (26.92%) Banking
3 7 (26.92%) Investment Banking
4 4 (15.38%) Social Skills
5 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 25 (96.15%) Developer
2 20 (76.92%) KDB Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Front Office Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Senior
4 6 (23.08%) Senior Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Backend Developer
6 4 (15.38%) Quantitative Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Market Data Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Python Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Python Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Site Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Kafka
1 1 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Fixed Income
2 5 (19.23%) Equities
3 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Data Science
2 5 (19.23%) Analytics
2 5 (19.23%) Direct Market Access
2 5 (19.23%) Smart Order Routing
3 4 (15.38%) Data Analytics
3 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 3 (11.54%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.69%) Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.69%) Event-Driven
5 2 (7.69%) Low Latency
6 1 (3.85%) Agile
6 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Data Management
6 1 (3.85%) ETL
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) Python
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 7 (26.92%) C++
4 2 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
1 2 (7.69%) Sybase
2 1 (3.85%) ION Trading