Proprietary Trading (Prop Trading)
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Proprietary Trading skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Proprietary Trading over the 6 months to 22 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 788 987 1077
Rank change year-on-year +199 +90 -291
Permanent jobs citing Proprietary Trading 28 19 52
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.017% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.040% 0.018% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 26 10 36
10th Percentile £49,750 £71,875 £97,500
25th Percentile £94,375 £78,750 £103,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £117,500 £82,500 £127,500
Median % change year-on-year +42.42% -35.29% +41.67%
75th Percentile £150,000 £94,688 £185,000
90th Percentile £163,750 £143,250 -
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £41,500
% change year-on-year - - +59.62%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Proprietary Trading is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,307 105,961 132,235
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.74% 95.51% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 51,598 64,543 81,525
10th Percentile £29,440 £34,500 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,350
% change year-on-year -9.09% +7.11% +6.98%

Proprietary Trading
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Proprietary Trading as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Proprietary Trading in the UK

Proprietary Trading
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Proprietary Trading.

Salary trend for Proprietary Trading in the UK

Proprietary Trading
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Proprietary Trading over the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Proprietary Trading in the UK

Proprietary Trading
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Proprietary Trading within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 2024. 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
England +211 28 £117,500 +42.42% 43
London +201 28 £117,500 +42.42% 42
Work from Home +147 13 £110,000 +33.33% 9

Proprietary Trading
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) Ethereum
1 3 (10.71%) Hyperledger
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) R3 Corda
2 2 (7.14%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) AWS
2 3 (10.71%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (10.71%) SaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Multicast
General
1 19 (67.86%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) Quantitative Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Senior
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Low Latency Java Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Data Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Lead
6 3 (10.71%) Lead Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Lead Full Stack Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Python Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Junior
7 2 (7.14%) Junior Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Junior Quantitative Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Full Stack JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) WPF
2 4 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
3 3 (10.71%) Django
3 3 (10.71%) Flask
3 3 (10.71%) Node.js
3 3 (10.71%) React
3 3 (10.71%) RESTful
3 3 (10.71%) Vue
3 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) WebSockets
4 1 (3.57%) NumPy
4 1 (3.57%) Pandas
4 1 (3.57%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Hedge funds
2 4 (14.29%) Equities
3 3 (10.71%) Blockchain
3 3 (10.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (7.14%) Derivative
5 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.57%) Onboarding
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Market Making
2 10 (35.71%) High-Frequency Trading
3 9 (32.14%) Low Latency
4 8 (28.57%) Microservices
5 7 (25.00%) Agile
6 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
6 6 (21.43%) Event-Driven
6 6 (21.43%) Observability
7 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
7 5 (17.86%) Design Patterns
7 5 (17.86%) Event-Driven Programming
7 5 (17.86%) Full Stack Development
7 5 (17.86%) Project Delivery
7 5 (17.86%) Quantitative Analysis
8 4 (14.29%) Fintech
8 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
8 4 (14.29%) Quantitative Research
8 4 (14.29%) SDLC
8 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.71%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) Python
2 13 (46.43%) Java
3 10 (35.71%) C++
4 9 (32.14%) C#
5 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.71%) Rust
5 3 (10.71%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Master's Degree
2 1 (3.57%) PhD
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Ansible
1 3 (10.71%) Terraform
2 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes