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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 813 870 921
Rank change year-on-year +57 +51  
Permanent jobs citing KDB 76 70 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.071% 0.055%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.28% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 36 66 41
UK median annual salary £92,500 £87,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% +40.00%  
10th Percentile £71,250 £52,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £125,000 £112,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 - £45,000

KDB is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 27359 29314 36301
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 30.76% 29.89% 32.67%
Number of salaries quoted 53088 57092 72399
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 69 £92,500 +5.71% 19
London +28 68 £92,500 +5.71% 19
UK excluding London +31 8 £62,500 - 4
Scotland - 5 - - 4
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
South East +44 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing KDB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for KDB.

1 111 (67.27%) Java
2 92 (55.76%) Linux
3 72 (43.64%) Unix
4 71 (43.03%) Finance
5 70 (42.42%) Kdb+
6 47 (28.48%) JavaScript
7 46 (27.88%) Banking
8 45 (27.27%) Oracle
9 44 (26.67%) Sybase
10 41 (24.85%) Front Office
11 40 (24.24%) OO
12 38 (23.03%) C++
12 38 (23.03%) SDLC
13 37 (22.42%) Analytical Skills
13 37 (22.42%) SQL
13 37 (22.42%) Low Latency
14 36 (21.82%) OOD
15 35 (21.21%) Investment Banking
15 35 (21.21%) Equities
16 33 (20.00%) Python
17 32 (19.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 31 (18.79%) .NET
19 29 (17.58%) Asset Management
19 29 (17.58%) Electronic Trading
20 28 (16.97%) WebSphere
21 27 (16.36%) FIX Protocol
22 25 (15.15%) Retail
22 25 (15.15%) N-Tier
22 25 (15.15%) Wealth Management
22 25 (15.15%) BDD

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 28 (16.97%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.64%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.21%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.85%) GitHub
2 3 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.82%) Bluemix
2 3 (1.82%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (1.82%) IaaS
2 3 (1.82%) IBM Cloud
2 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.82%) PaaS
2 3 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.21%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (42.42%) Kdb+
2 19 (11.52%) MySQL
3 18 (10.91%) Relational Database
4 15 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (9.09%) RDBMS
5 13 (7.88%) MongoDB
5 13 (7.88%) NoSQL
6 11 (6.67%) Hadoop
7 8 (4.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (4.85%) DB2
7 8 (4.85%) Tick Data
8 6 (3.64%) OLTP
8 6 (3.64%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.64%) Redis
9 5 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (3.03%) SAP HANA
10 3 (1.82%) Hazelcast
10 3 (1.82%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (6.67%) JIRA
2 10 (6.06%) Maven
2 10 (6.06%) Subversion
3 7 (4.24%) Eclipse
4 6 (3.64%) Bower
4 6 (3.64%) Grunt
4 6 (3.64%) JUnit
5 5 (3.03%) Ant
6 4 (2.42%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.61%) jMock
7 1 (0.61%) Mockito
7 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.61%) VTune
General
1 71 (43.03%) Finance
2 46 (27.88%) Banking
3 41 (24.85%) Front Office
4 35 (21.21%) Investment Banking
5 25 (15.15%) Retail
6 24 (14.55%) Retail Banking
7 9 (5.45%) French Language
8 5 (3.03%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.61%) Electronics
10 1 (0.61%) Games
10 1 (0.61%) German Language
10 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 135 (81.82%) Developer
2 66 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 50 (30.30%) KDB Developer
4 29 (17.58%) Lead Developer
5 26 (15.76%) Lead Java Developer
6 21 (12.73%) Senior Developer
7 14 (8.48%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (5.45%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
8 9 (5.45%) Analyst
8 9 (5.45%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
8 9 (5.45%) Software Developer
9 8 (4.85%) C++ Developer
10 7 (4.24%) Applications Support
10 7 (4.24%) Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (4.24%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.64%) Python Developer
11 6 (3.64%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
12 5 (3.03%) Trainee
12 5 (3.03%) Trainee Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.79%) .NET
2 27 (16.36%) FIX Protocol
3 21 (12.73%) AngularJS
4 20 (12.12%) Hibernate
4 20 (12.12%) XML
5 19 (11.52%) Spring
6 17 (10.30%) JMS
7 15 (9.09%) HTML
8 14 (8.48%) J2EE
8 14 (8.48%) SOAP
9 12 (7.27%) REST
9 12 (7.27%) Web Services
10 9 (5.45%) Rendezvous
11 7 (4.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 7 (4.24%) STL
12 6 (3.64%) JavaFX
12 6 (3.64%) JAX-WS
12 6 (3.64%) JPA
12 6 (3.64%) Spring MVC
12 6 (3.64%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 37 (22.42%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (21.21%) Equities
3 32 (19.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (15.15%) N-Tier
5 15 (9.09%) Fintech
6 14 (8.48%) Fixed Income
7 13 (7.88%) Derivative
8 12 (7.27%) Hedge funds
9 11 (6.67%) Algorithms
9 11 (6.67%) User Experience
10 10 (6.06%) Computer Science
11 8 (4.85%) Data Structures
11 8 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (2.42%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.82%) Reference Data
14 1 (0.61%) Arduino
14 1 (0.61%) Social Media
14 1 (0.61%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 92 (55.76%) Linux
2 72 (43.64%) Unix
3 9 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.64%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.61%) Solaris
5 1 (0.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.24%) OO
2 38 (23.03%) SDLC
3 37 (22.42%) Low Latency
4 36 (21.82%) OOD
5 29 (17.58%) Asset Management
5 29 (17.58%) Electronic Trading
6 25 (15.15%) BDD
6 25 (15.15%) Software Delivery
6 25 (15.15%) Wealth Management
7 22 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (12.73%) Algorithmic Trading
9 20 (12.12%) Mathematics
10 14 (8.48%) Analytics
10 14 (8.48%) Multithreading
10 14 (8.48%) Performance Optimisation
11 13 (7.88%) E-Commerce
11 13 (7.88%) Market Making
11 13 (7.88%) Unit Testing
12 11 (6.67%) Software Engineering
13 10 (6.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 111 (67.27%) Java
2 47 (28.48%) JavaScript
3 38 (23.03%) C++
4 37 (22.42%) SQL
5 33 (20.00%) Python
6 22 (13.33%) Shell Script
7 12 (7.27%) C#
8 8 (4.85%) C
8 8 (4.85%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.24%) Perl
10 6 (3.64%) CoffeeScript
10 6 (3.64%) PHP
10 6 (3.64%) Scala
10 6 (3.64%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.82%) VBA
12 2 (1.21%) Clojure
12 2 (1.21%) Groovy
12 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (13.33%) Degree
2 8 (4.85%) PhD
3 6 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.82%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.21%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.61%) MiFID
2 1 (0.61%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (4.24%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.61%) Control-M
Vendors
1 45 (27.27%) Oracle
2 44 (26.67%) Sybase
3 12 (7.27%) Splunk
4 11 (6.67%) TIBCO
5 6 (3.64%) Vertica
6 5 (3.03%) Perforce
6 5 (3.03%) SAP
7 4 (2.42%) Intel
7 4 (2.42%) ION Trading
7 4 (2.42%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.82%) GigaSpaces
8 3 (1.82%) Google
8 3 (1.82%) IBM
8 3 (1.82%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.21%) Sencha
9 2 (1.21%) Solace
9 2 (1.21%) StreamBase
9 2 (1.21%) Twitter
10 1 (0.61%) Reuters
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Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus (c100%+) + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £50,000 - £70,000 and strong bonus/benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + bonus (c100%+) + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Morgan Stanley
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
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Salary: Competitive plus benefits
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London
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Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
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Salary: Competitive plus benefits
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Glasgow
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Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow
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Salary: £85000 - £120000 per annum + excellent bens + strong bonus
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