Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1100 1007 1117
Rank change year-on-year -93 +110 +116
Permanent jobs citing KDB 93 172 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.10% 0.082%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.17% 0.33% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 73 139 145
UK median annual salary £117,500 £90,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.56% +12.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £63,500 £55,000 £47,250
90th Percentile £145,000 £122,500 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £63,750 £110,000
% change year-on-year -41.18% -42.05% +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 54,271 52,421 63,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.62% 30.61% 31.39%
Number of salaries quoted 45,214 44,692 54,240
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 7 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 23 April 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 -108 88 £117,500 +30.56% 12
London -86 86 £117,500 +27.03% 12
UK excluding London -33 7 £37,500 -41.18%
Scotland -34 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 60 (64.52%) Java
2 54 (58.06%) Finance
3 50 (53.76%) Front Office
4 31 (33.33%) Linux
5 30 (32.26%) Banking
5 30 (32.26%) Analytics
6 29 (31.18%) Kdb+
7 28 (30.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 27 (29.03%) Degree
9 26 (27.96%) Equities
10 25 (26.88%) Electronic Trading
11 23 (24.73%) Fixed Income
12 21 (22.58%) Multithreading
12 21 (22.58%) Low Latency
13 20 (21.51%) C++
14 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (20.43%) Algorithmic Trading
15 18 (19.35%) OO
15 18 (19.35%) Unix
16 15 (16.13%) Python
16 15 (16.13%) SQL
16 15 (16.13%) Computer Science
16 15 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (15.05%) Big Data
17 14 (15.05%) C#
18 13 (13.98%) Algorithms
18 13 (13.98%) Tick Data
19 12 (12.90%) Data Development
19 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
19 12 (12.90%) Risk Management

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 4 (4.30%) Apache Spark
1 4 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.23%) nginx
3 1 (1.08%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) CPLEX
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.23%) Bluemix
3 3 (3.23%) Google App Engine
3 3 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (3.23%) IaaS
3 3 (3.23%) IBM Cloud
3 3 (3.23%) PaaS
3 3 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (31.18%) Kdb+
2 14 (15.05%) Big Data
3 13 (13.98%) Tick Data
4 10 (10.75%) Hadoop
5 8 (8.60%) MongoDB
6 5 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (4.30%) Hazelcast
7 4 (4.30%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.30%) SAP HANA
8 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.23%) DB2
8 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.23%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.15%) Blockchain
10 1 (1.08%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.08%) HBase
10 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.08%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) webpack
2 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.15%) JIRA
2 2 (2.15%) JUnit
2 2 (2.15%) Maven
3 1 (1.08%) Mocha
3 1 (1.08%) NUnit
3 1 (1.08%) Selenium
3 1 (1.08%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
General
1 54 (58.06%) Finance
2 50 (53.76%) Front Office
3 30 (32.26%) Banking
4 8 (8.60%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.23%) Games
6 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.08%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (77.42%) Developer
2 35 (37.63%) KDB Developer
3 25 (26.88%) Lead Developer
4 24 (25.81%) Java Developer
5 16 (17.20%) Front Office Developer
6 8 (8.60%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.45%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.45%) C++ Developer
7 6 (6.45%) Python Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 4 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (4.30%) C# Developer - Algorithmic Trading
9 4 (4.30%) C++/Java Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Java Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Senior Applications Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Senior Python Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.68%) React
2 8 (8.60%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (8.60%) Spring
3 7 (7.53%) HTML
3 7 (7.53%) HTML5
3 7 (7.53%) Web Services
4 6 (6.45%) .NET
4 6 (6.45%) AngularJS
5 5 (5.38%) Akka
5 5 (5.38%) CSS
5 5 (5.38%) NumPy
5 5 (5.38%) Pandas
5 5 (5.38%) Protocol Buffers
5 5 (5.38%) REST
5 5 (5.38%) SOAP
6 4 (4.30%) Apache Thrift
6 4 (4.30%) Flask
6 4 (4.30%) Node.js
7 3 (3.23%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.23%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 28 (30.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 26 (27.96%) Equities
3 23 (24.73%) Fixed Income
4 15 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (16.13%) Computer Science
5 13 (13.98%) Algorithms
6 11 (11.83%) Derivative
7 10 (10.75%) Data Structures
8 5 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (3.23%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (2.15%) Equity Risk
10 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
10 2 (2.15%) N-Tier
11 1 (1.08%) Fintech
11 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 1 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.33%) Linux
2 18 (19.35%) Unix
3 2 (2.15%) Android
3 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.26%) Analytics
2 25 (26.88%) Electronic Trading
3 21 (22.58%) Low Latency
3 21 (22.58%) Multithreading
4 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (20.43%) Algorithmic Trading
5 18 (19.35%) OO
6 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (12.90%) Data Development
6 12 (12.90%) Risk Management
7 11 (11.83%) Machine Learning
8 9 (9.68%) Data Science
8 9 (9.68%) Mentoring
9 7 (7.53%) Market Making
9 7 (7.53%) Mathematics
9 7 (7.53%) Microservices
9 7 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.53%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.53%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 60 (64.52%) Java
2 20 (21.51%) C++
3 15 (16.13%) Python
3 15 (16.13%) SQL
4 14 (15.05%) C#
5 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.38%) Java 8
6 5 (5.38%) MATLAB
6 5 (5.38%) Perl
6 5 (5.38%) R
7 4 (4.30%) C
8 3 (3.23%) ES6
9 2 (2.15%) Clojure
9 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (29.03%) Degree
2 9 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (8.60%) PhD
4 5 (5.38%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Ansible
1 2 (2.15%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (2.15%) Nagios
1 2 (2.15%) Netcool
1 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.15%) Puppet
2 1 (1.08%) Oozie
2 1 (1.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (8.60%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.45%) GigaSpaces
3 4 (4.30%) Oracle
3 4 (4.30%) SAP
3 4 (4.30%) Splunk
4 3 (3.23%) Google
4 3 (3.23%) IBM
4 3 (3.23%) Rackspace
4 3 (3.23%) Sybase
5 2 (2.15%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.15%) StreamBase
6 1 (1.08%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.08%) Reuters