Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1061 1036 1144
Rank change year-on-year -25 +108 +88
Permanent jobs citing KDB 110 179 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.10% 0.072%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.21% 0.33% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81 102 130
UK median annual salary £105,000 £92,500 £87,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.51% +5.71% +29.63%
10th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £54,750
90th Percentile £143,750 £112,375 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £62,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -24.00% -16.67% +66.67%

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 53,179 54,783 61,275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.39% 30.66% 30.23%
Number of salaries quoted 43,361 45,906 52,204
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,700 £28,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 5 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 July 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 -40 98 £105,000 +13.51% 13
London -43 98 £105,000 +13.51% 13
UK excluding London +7 12 £47,500 -24.00%
Scotland -16 10 £47,500 -
Northern Ireland -5 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 74 (67.27%) Java
2 51 (46.36%) Finance
3 45 (40.91%) Front Office
4 42 (38.18%) Python
5 40 (36.36%) Kdb+
6 32 (29.09%) C++
6 32 (29.09%) SQL
6 32 (29.09%) Banking
7 31 (28.18%) Analytics
8 30 (27.27%) Unix
9 29 (26.36%) Multithreading
10 28 (25.45%) Equities
11 27 (24.55%) Linux
12 26 (23.64%) Electronic Trading
13 25 (22.73%) Low Latency
14 23 (20.91%) OO
14 23 (20.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 22 (20.00%) Perl
16 19 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (16.36%) Investment Banking
18 17 (15.45%) C#
19 16 (14.55%) C
20 15 (13.64%) Spring
20 15 (13.64%) Machine Learning
21 14 (12.73%) Unit Testing
21 14 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
21 14 (12.73%) Apache Spark
21 14 (12.73%) SDLC
21 14 (12.73%) Tick Data
21 14 (12.73%) Computer Science

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 14 (12.73%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.73%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.64%) GitHub
3 4 (3.64%) Google App Engine
3 4 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (3.64%) IaaS
3 4 (3.64%) IBM Cloud
3 4 (3.64%) PaaS
3 4 (3.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (36.36%) Kdb+
2 14 (12.73%) Tick Data
3 13 (11.82%) Hadoop
4 12 (10.91%) Relational Database
5 11 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (10.00%) Big Data
6 10 (9.09%) DB2
6 10 (9.09%) RDBMS
7 9 (8.18%) MongoDB
8 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
9 4 (3.64%) Hazelcast
9 4 (3.64%) MySQL
9 4 (3.64%) NoSQL
9 4 (3.64%) SAP HANA
10 2 (1.82%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.82%) Blockchain
10 2 (1.82%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.91%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.91%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 6 (5.45%) Maven
2 4 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.82%) JUnit
4 1 (0.91%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.91%) Selenium
4 1 (0.91%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.91%) Vagrant
General
1 51 (46.36%) Finance
2 45 (40.91%) Front Office
3 32 (29.09%) Banking
4 18 (16.36%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.82%) Back Office
6 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.91%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 78 (70.91%) Developer
2 33 (30.00%) KDB Developer
3 28 (25.45%) Java Developer
4 21 (19.09%) Lead Developer
5 15 (13.64%) Front Office Developer
6 10 (9.09%) Python Developer
7 9 (8.18%) C++ Developer
8 8 (7.27%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 7 (6.36%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
9 7 (6.36%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 7 (6.36%) Java Software Developer
9 7 (6.36%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Data Science Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Junior
10 4 (3.64%) Junior C++ Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Junior Developer
11 3 (2.73%) C# Developer
11 3 (2.73%) Java Engineer
11 3 (2.73%) Quantitative Developer
11 3 (2.73%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.64%) Spring
2 11 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (7.27%) Hibernate
3 8 (7.27%) SOAP
4 6 (5.45%) XML
5 5 (4.55%) JMS
5 5 (4.55%) React
6 4 (3.64%) Akka
6 4 (3.64%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.64%) Apache Thrift
6 4 (3.64%) HTML
6 4 (3.64%) JAX-RS
6 4 (3.64%) Middleware
6 4 (3.64%) NumPy
6 4 (3.64%) Protocol Buffers
6 4 (3.64%) REST
6 4 (3.64%) Vert.x
6 4 (3.64%) Web Services
7 3 (2.73%) Kafka
7 3 (2.73%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.45%) Equities
2 23 (20.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 14 (12.73%) Computer Science
4 11 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (9.09%) Algorithms
5 10 (9.09%) Fixed Income
6 7 (6.36%) Derivative
6 7 (6.36%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (5.45%) Hedge funds
8 4 (3.64%) Fintech
8 4 (3.64%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.82%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.82%) Equity Risk
9 2 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.82%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.27%) Unix
2 27 (24.55%) Linux
3 6 (5.45%) Windows
4 1 (0.91%) CentOS
4 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.18%) Analytics
2 29 (26.36%) Multithreading
3 26 (23.64%) Electronic Trading
4 25 (22.73%) Low Latency
5 23 (20.91%) OO
6 19 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (13.64%) Machine Learning
8 14 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (12.73%) Data Science
8 14 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (12.73%) SDLC
8 14 (12.73%) Unit Testing
9 13 (11.82%) Data Analytics
10 12 (10.91%) Algorithmic Trading
11 11 (10.00%) Mathematics
11 11 (10.00%) Mentoring
12 10 (9.09%) Multithreaded Programming
13 9 (8.18%) Data Development
13 9 (8.18%) Microservices
13 9 (8.18%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 74 (67.27%) Java
2 42 (38.18%) Python
3 32 (29.09%) C++
3 32 (29.09%) SQL
4 22 (20.00%) Perl
5 17 (15.45%) C#
6 16 (14.55%) C
7 9 (8.18%) Java 8
8 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.36%) R
9 6 (5.45%) MATLAB
10 5 (4.55%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.64%) VBA
12 3 (2.73%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.73%) Korn
12 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.73%) VB
13 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.91%) Degree
2 5 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (4.55%) Master's Degree
2 5 (4.55%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) Control-M
1 1 (0.91%) Grafana
1 1 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (0.91%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.91%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (8.18%) Oracle
1 9 (8.18%) Sybase
2 6 (5.45%) GigaSpaces
2 6 (5.45%) Reuters
3 5 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.55%) Splunk
4 4 (3.64%) Google
4 4 (3.64%) IBM
4 4 (3.64%) Rackspace
4 4 (3.64%) SAP
5 3 (2.73%) Solace
6 2 (1.82%) FXall
6 2 (1.82%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.82%) Sun
7 1 (0.91%) Informatica
7 1 (0.91%) Murex
7 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.91%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.91%) Twitter