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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 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Proprietary Trading (Prop Trading)
UK
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1208 909 801
Rank change year-on-year -299 -108 +244
Permanent jobs citing Proprietary Trading 55 44 48
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.041% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.044% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 18 31 21
10th Percentile £67,000 £66,250 £52,500
25th Percentile £109,688 £72,500 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £170,000 £77,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +119.35% -3.13% -11.11%
75th Percentile £185,000 £120,625 £107,500
90th Percentile - £175,000 £130,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,000 £48,750 -
% change year-on-year -50.77% - -

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.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 169,734 99,487 73,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.30% 93.82% 92.91%
Number of salaries quoted 84,284 68,812 59,613
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,500
25th Percentile £44,750 £41,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% +5.56%

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 29 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Proprietary Trading in the UK

Proprietary Trading
Top 5 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 29 June 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 -226 54 £170,000 +119.35% 26
England -232 54 £170,000 +119.35% 26
Work from Home -266 2 £86,250 +15.00% 6
UK excluding London -140 1 £24,000 -50.77%
Northern Ireland - 1 £24,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, IT jobs citing Proprietary Trading 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 Proprietary Trading.

1 39 (70.91%) C++
1 39 (70.91%) Finance
2 35 (63.64%) Software Engineering
3 29 (52.73%) Java
4 28 (50.91%) Python
5 26 (47.27%) Computer Science
6 24 (43.64%) Analytics
7 16 (29.09%) OO
7 16 (29.09%) Hedge funds
7 16 (29.09%) Docker
8 15 (27.27%) Linux
8 15 (27.27%) Artificial Intelligence
9 14 (25.45%) Kubernetes
9 14 (25.45%) SciPy
9 14 (25.45%) Data Transformation
9 14 (25.45%) TensorFlow
9 14 (25.45%) Machine Learning
9 14 (25.45%) Data Science
9 14 (25.45%) PyTorch
10 13 (23.64%) FIX Protocol
11 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
11 12 (21.82%) Multithreading
11 12 (21.82%) AWS
12 11 (20.00%) GPGPU
12 11 (20.00%) SaaS
12 11 (20.00%) CUDA
12 11 (20.00%) Market Risk
12 11 (20.00%) Quantitative Investing
12 11 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
12 11 (20.00%) CI/CD

Proprietary Trading
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 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.82%) AWS
2 11 (20.00%) SaaS
3 1 (1.82%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
2 11 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (1.82%) LAN
3 1 (1.82%) Network Security
3 1 (1.82%) VPN
3 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.82%) MySQL
General
1 39 (70.91%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Back Office
3 3 (5.45%) Front Office
4 2 (3.64%) Social Skills
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (45.45%) Developer
1 25 (45.45%) Programmer
1 25 (45.45%) Senior Programmer
2 22 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 21 (38.18%) C++ Developer
3 21 (38.18%) Senior C++ Developer
4 14 (25.45%) Python Programmer
4 14 (25.45%) Senior Python Programmer
5 12 (21.82%) Junior
5 12 (21.82%) Software Engineer
6 11 (20.00%) Architect
6 11 (20.00%) C++ Programmer
6 11 (20.00%) Junior Architect
6 11 (20.00%) Junior C++ Developer
6 11 (20.00%) Junior C++ Programmer
6 11 (20.00%) Junior Developer
6 11 (20.00%) Junior Programmer
6 11 (20.00%) Senior Architect
6 11 (20.00%) Senior C++ Programmer
7 10 (18.18%) C++ Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.45%) PyTorch
1 14 (25.45%) SciPy
1 14 (25.45%) TensorFlow
2 13 (23.64%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (5.45%) Spring Boot
4 2 (3.64%) .NET
5 1 (1.82%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.82%) Middleware
5 1 (1.82%) React
5 1 (1.82%) RESTful
5 1 (1.82%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Hedge funds
2 11 (20.00%) CUDA
2 11 (20.00%) Eurex
2 11 (20.00%) GPGPU
2 11 (20.00%) Market Risk
3 10 (18.18%) Equities
3 10 (18.18%) Fixed Income
4 3 (5.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.82%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.82%) Derivative
5 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.82%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (63.64%) Software Engineering
2 26 (47.27%) Computer Science
3 24 (43.64%) Analytics
4 16 (29.09%) OO
5 15 (27.27%) Artificial Intelligence
6 14 (25.45%) Data Science
6 14 (25.45%) Data Transformation
6 14 (25.45%) Machine Learning
7 12 (21.82%) Multithreading
8 11 (20.00%) CI/CD
8 11 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
8 11 (20.00%) High-Frequency Trading
8 11 (20.00%) Quantitative Investing
8 11 (20.00%) SDLC
8 11 (20.00%) TDD
9 10 (18.18%) Metaprogramming
10 5 (9.09%) Low Latency
11 2 (3.64%) Automated Trading
11 2 (3.64%) Cryptocurrency
12 1 (1.82%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 39 (70.91%) C++
2 29 (52.73%) Java
3 28 (50.91%) Python
4 11 (20.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (3.64%) C#
6 1 (1.82%) Bash
6 1 (1.82%) C
6 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) Docker
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (1.82%) Bloomberg
1 1 (1.82%) Dell
1 1 (1.82%) HP
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.82%) Refinitiv
1 1 (1.82%) Reuters