Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1052 1022 1045
Rank change year-on-year -30 +23 +80
Permanent jobs citing KDB 89 183 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.10% 0.097%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.19% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 62 76 156
UK median annual salary £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% - +32.14%
10th Percentile £61,500 £54,375 £55,000
90th Percentile £127,500 £137,500 £122,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - £37,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -31.82% -50.00%

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 45,676 54,418 54,770
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.71% 30.37% 29.79%
Number of salaries quoted 37,414 44,896 46,859
UK median annual salary £51,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 2 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 18 December 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 -12 89 £95,000 +2.70% 13
London -26 89 £95,000 -5.00% 13

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 65 (73.03%) Java
2 59 (66.29%) Python
3 49 (55.06%) Analytics
4 40 (44.94%) Kdb+
5 38 (42.70%) Finance
6 35 (39.33%) Front Office
6 35 (39.33%) Data Science
7 31 (34.83%) C++
8 29 (32.58%) Machine Learning
9 28 (31.46%) Data Analytics
9 28 (31.46%) Degree
10 27 (30.34%) Apache Spark
11 26 (29.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 26 (29.21%) C#
12 25 (28.09%) SQL
12 25 (28.09%) Computer Science
13 23 (25.84%) C
14 22 (24.72%) Banking
15 21 (23.60%) Unix
15 21 (23.60%) Low Latency
16 20 (22.47%) Mathematics
17 19 (21.35%) Unit Testing
17 19 (21.35%) Electronic Trading
17 19 (21.35%) Equities
17 19 (21.35%) Backtesting
18 17 (19.10%) Multithreading
19 15 (16.85%) Linux
20 14 (15.73%) Hadoop
20 14 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
21 13 (14.61%) Algorithmic Trading

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 27 (30.34%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.25%) IIS
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.73%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.49%) Google App Engine
3 4 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (4.49%) IaaS
3 4 (4.49%) IBM Cloud
3 4 (4.49%) PaaS
3 4 (4.49%) SaaS
4 1 (1.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) DHCP
1 2 (2.25%) DNS
1 2 (2.25%) FTP
2 1 (1.12%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (1.12%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (44.94%) Kdb+
2 26 (29.21%) Apache Cassandra
3 14 (15.73%) Hadoop
4 13 (14.61%) Big Data
5 12 (13.48%) Tick Data
6 8 (8.99%) SQL Server
7 7 (7.87%) MongoDB
8 4 (4.49%) Hazelcast
8 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.49%) SAP HANA
9 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.25%) DB2
10 2 (2.25%) Power BI
10 2 (2.25%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (2.25%) QlikView
11 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
11 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
11 1 (1.12%) MySQL
11 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Maven
2 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.25%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.12%) Ant
5 1 (1.12%) Selenium
5 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (42.70%) Finance
2 35 (39.33%) Front Office
3 22 (24.72%) Banking
4 9 (10.11%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.37%) Back Office
6 1 (1.12%) Prime Brokerage
6 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (56.18%) Developer
2 28 (31.46%) Python Developer
3 21 (23.60%) Java Developer
4 10 (11.24%) Front Office Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Team Leader
6 7 (7.87%) C++ Developer
6 7 (7.87%) C++ Software Developer
6 7 (7.87%) C++/Java Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Java Software Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Software Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Support Team Leader
7 6 (6.74%) Java Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) KDB Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.62%) Quantitative Developer
9 4 (4.49%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Application Support Team Leader
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (6.74%) Spring
3 5 (5.62%) Akka
3 5 (5.62%) Middleware
4 4 (4.49%) Hibernate
4 4 (4.49%) JAX-RS
4 4 (4.49%) JMS
4 4 (4.49%) Rendezvous
4 4 (4.49%) REST
4 4 (4.49%) SOAP
4 4 (4.49%) Vert.x
5 3 (3.37%) NumPy
6 2 (2.25%) Kafka
6 2 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.25%) scikit-learn
6 2 (2.25%) SciPy
6 2 (2.25%) TensorFlow
6 2 (2.25%) Theano
6 2 (2.25%) Ultra Messaging
6 2 (2.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Equities
2 9 (10.11%) Derivative
2 9 (10.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (7.87%) Algorithms
3 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.74%) Fintech
4 6 (6.74%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.49%) Hedge funds
6 3 (3.37%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.25%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (2.25%) Exotic Derivative
7 2 (2.25%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.60%) Unix
2 15 (16.85%) Linux
3 10 (11.24%) Windows
4 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (55.06%) Analytics
2 35 (39.33%) Data Science
3 29 (32.58%) Machine Learning
4 28 (31.46%) Data Analytics
5 25 (28.09%) Computer Science
6 21 (23.60%) Low Latency
7 20 (22.47%) Mathematics
8 19 (21.35%) Backtesting
8 19 (21.35%) Electronic Trading
8 19 (21.35%) Unit Testing
9 17 (19.10%) Multithreading
10 13 (14.61%) Algorithmic Trading
11 10 (11.24%) Physics
12 9 (10.11%) OO
13 8 (8.99%) Microservices
13 8 (8.99%) Multithreaded Programming
13 8 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (8.99%) Risk Management
14 7 (7.87%) Functional Testing
14 7 (7.87%) High-Frequency Trading
Programming Languages
1 65 (73.03%) Java
2 59 (66.29%) Python
3 31 (34.83%) C++
4 26 (29.21%) C#
5 25 (28.09%) SQL
6 23 (25.84%) C
7 10 (11.24%) R
8 7 (7.87%) Perl
9 4 (4.49%) Java 8
9 4 (4.49%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.49%) VBA
10 3 (3.37%) VB
11 2 (2.25%) ActionScript
11 2 (2.25%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.12%) Korn
12 1 (1.12%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 28 (31.46%) Degree
2 13 (14.61%) Master's Degree
3 11 (12.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (11.24%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (4.49%) PhD
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.25%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 1 (1.12%) Ansible
2 1 (1.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (12.36%) Oracle
2 8 (8.99%) Reuters
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.62%) Google
5 4 (4.49%) GigaSpaces
5 4 (4.49%) IBM
5 4 (4.49%) Rackspace
5 4 (4.49%) SAP
5 4 (4.49%) Splunk
5 4 (4.49%) TIBCO
6 3 (3.37%) FXall
6 3 (3.37%) ION Trading
6 3 (3.37%) Sybase
7 2 (2.25%) Alteryx
7 2 (2.25%) Axway
7 2 (2.25%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.25%) Informatica
7 2 (2.25%) Trayport
8 1 (1.12%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.12%) Perforce