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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 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1162 799 840
Rank change year-on-year -363 +41 +201
Permanent jobs citing KDB 67 95 61
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.10% 0.066%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.15% 0.39% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 38 61 45
10th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £53,900
25th Percentile £76,250 £80,000 £85,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £97,500 £105,000 £112,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% +25.00%
75th Percentile £106,250 £122,500 £131,250
90th Percentile £107,750 £130,000 £135,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 - £52,500

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 45,691 24,304 24,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.85% 26.46% 26.86%
Number of salaries quoted 20,888 18,577 20,495
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.06% +4.44%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
London -278 63 £97,500 -7.14% 6
England -296 63 £97,500 -7.14% 6
Work from Home -271 19 £100,000 +3.90% 1
UK excluding London -165 1 £65,000 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £65,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 54 (80.60%) Java
2 36 (53.73%) Finance
3 27 (40.30%) Low Latency
3 27 (40.30%) Kdb+
4 24 (35.82%) Spring
5 23 (34.33%) Banking
5 23 (34.33%) Front Office
6 22 (32.84%) SQL
7 20 (29.85%) Electronic Trading
8 19 (28.36%) Multithreading
8 19 (28.36%) Analytics
8 19 (28.36%) OO
8 19 (28.36%) OOD
8 19 (28.36%) Agile
9 18 (26.87%) AWS
10 17 (25.37%) Spring Boot
10 17 (25.37%) Linux
10 17 (25.37%) High-Frequency Trading
11 16 (23.88%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (22.39%) Big Data
13 14 (20.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (20.90%) Manufacturing
14 13 (19.40%) Unix
14 13 (19.40%) Market Making
15 12 (17.91%) Relational Database
15 12 (17.91%) Translating Business Requirements
15 12 (17.91%) Unit Testing
15 12 (17.91%) Python
15 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
15 12 (17.91%) Automotive

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 7 (10.45%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.87%) AWS
2 11 (16.42%) Azure
3 7 (10.45%) Snowflake
4 3 (4.48%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.99%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (40.30%) Kdb+
2 15 (22.39%) Big Data
3 12 (17.91%) Relational Database
4 7 (10.45%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (10.45%) MongoDB
5 6 (8.96%) Oracle Database
6 5 (7.46%) InfluxDB
6 5 (7.46%) MySQL
6 5 (7.46%) Neo4j
6 5 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (7.46%) RDBMS
7 3 (4.48%) Power BI
7 3 (4.48%) Tableau
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) JUnit
2 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.99%) JIRA
4 1 (1.49%) Maven
4 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (53.73%) Finance
2 23 (34.33%) Banking
2 23 (34.33%) Front Office
3 14 (20.90%) Manufacturing
4 12 (17.91%) Automotive
5 7 (10.45%) Advertising
6 6 (8.96%) Social Skills
7 5 (7.46%) Games
8 4 (5.97%) Investment Banking
9 3 (4.48%) International Banking
10 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (2.99%) Retail
10 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (89.55%) Developer
2 50 (74.63%) Java Developer
3 7 (10.45%) KDB Developer
3 7 (10.45%) Senior Developer
3 7 (10.45%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (4.48%) Dashboard Developer
5 2 (2.99%) Analyst
5 2 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (2.99%) Java Quantitative Developer
5 2 (2.99%) Java Scala Developer
5 2 (2.99%) Quantitative Developer
5 2 (2.99%) Scala Developer
5 2 (2.99%) Senior Java Scala Developer
5 2 (2.99%) Senior Scala Developer
5 2 (2.99%) Support Engineer
6 1 (1.49%) C++ Developer
6 1 (1.49%) C++/Java Developer
6 1 (1.49%) Chief Technology Officer
6 1 (1.49%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (1.49%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (35.82%) Spring
2 17 (25.37%) Spring Boot
3 9 (13.43%) Kafka
4 5 (7.46%) Apache Flex
4 5 (7.46%) gRPC
5 4 (5.97%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (13.43%) Algorithms
3 8 (11.94%) Data Structures
4 7 (10.45%) Fixed Income
4 7 (10.45%) Grid Computing
5 6 (8.96%) Equities
6 5 (7.46%) Cloud Native
6 5 (7.46%) Derivative
6 5 (7.46%) Sports Betting
6 5 (7.46%) Virtual Team
7 4 (5.97%) Public Cloud
8 3 (4.48%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) Linux
2 13 (19.40%) Unix
3 2 (2.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) Low Latency
2 20 (29.85%) Electronic Trading
3 19 (28.36%) Agile
3 19 (28.36%) Analytics
3 19 (28.36%) Multithreading
3 19 (28.36%) OO
3 19 (28.36%) OOD
4 17 (25.37%) High-Frequency Trading
5 16 (23.88%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (19.40%) Market Making
7 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
7 12 (17.91%) Translating Business Requirements
7 12 (17.91%) Unit Testing
8 7 (10.45%) CI/CD
8 7 (10.45%) Full Stack Development
8 7 (10.45%) Garbage Collection
8 7 (10.45%) Microservices
8 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.46%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 54 (80.60%) Java
2 22 (32.84%) SQL
3 12 (17.91%) Python
4 6 (8.96%) Bash
5 5 (7.46%) Kotlin
6 3 (4.48%) C++
7 2 (2.99%) Go
7 2 (2.99%) Perl
7 2 (2.99%) Ruby
7 2 (2.99%) Scala
7 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.49%) Rust
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Kubernetes
2 5 (7.46%) Ansible
2 5 (7.46%) Istio
2 5 (7.46%) Terraform
3 2 (2.99%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (2.99%) Mesos
3 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.99%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Oracle
2 2 (2.99%) Bloomberg
2 2 (2.99%) SaltStack
2 2 (2.99%) Sun
2 2 (2.99%) Tradeweb
3 1 (1.49%) ION Trading
3 1 (1.49%) Splunk