Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for RMDS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RMDS over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1143 1134 1230
Rank change year-on-year -9 +96 -35
Permanent jobs citing RMDS 14 39 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.022% 0.026%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.10% 0.33% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 14 38 42
UK median annual salary £73,750 £100,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.25% +37.93% -3.33%
10th Percentile £63,750 £72,000 £52,525
90th Percentile £85,125 £105,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary - - -

RMDS is in the Business Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

All Business Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 13,539 11,921 13,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.82% 6.70% 6.77%
Number of salaries quoted 9,685 8,954 10,852
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

RMDS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RMDS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RMDS in the UK

RMDS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RMDS.

Salary trend for RMDS in the UK

RMDS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RMDS over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for RMDS in the UK

RMDS
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RMDS within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 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
London -4 14 £73,750 -26.25% 2
England -16 14 £73,750 -26.25% 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing RMDS 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 RMDS.

1 9 (64.29%) Finance
1 9 (64.29%) Multithreading
2 7 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (50.00%) C++
2 7 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Perl
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Python
3 6 (42.86%) OOD
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 6 (42.86%) OOP
3 6 (42.86%) STL
3 6 (42.86%) Reuters
3 6 (42.86%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (42.86%) WebSockets
3 6 (42.86%) Kafka
3 6 (42.86%) Protocol Buffers
3 6 (42.86%) Low Latency
3 6 (42.86%) Multicast
3 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (42.86%) Algorithms
3 6 (42.86%) Market Making
3 6 (42.86%) SDLC
3 6 (42.86%) Fintech
3 6 (42.86%) Multithreaded Programming
4 5 (35.71%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (35.71%) WCF
4 5 (35.71%) WPF
4 5 (35.71%) Electronic Trading
4 5 (35.71%) TDD

RMDS
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Blockchain
3 1 (7.14%) KDB
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Front Office
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) C++ Developer
3 6 (42.86%) Linux Developer
3 6 (42.86%) Low Latency C++ Developer
4 5 (35.71%) C# Developer
5 3 (21.43%) Unix Developer
6 2 (14.29%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
6 2 (14.29%) C# Pricing Developer
6 2 (14.29%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Electronic Trading Support
6 2 (14.29%) Pricing Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) WPF Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
7 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) C# WCF Developer
7 1 (7.14%) KDB Developer
7 1 (7.14%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) FIX Protocol
1 6 (42.86%) Kafka
1 6 (42.86%) Protocol Buffers
1 6 (42.86%) STL
1 6 (42.86%) WebSockets
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) TIBCO EMS
2 5 (35.71%) WCF
2 5 (35.71%) WPF
3 4 (28.57%) Middleware
4 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (42.86%) Algorithms
2 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (42.86%) Fintech
3 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (7.14%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (7.14%) Derivative
4 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
4 1 (7.14%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Multithreading
2 6 (42.86%) Low Latency
2 6 (42.86%) Market Making
2 6 (42.86%) Multithreaded Programming
2 6 (42.86%) OOD
2 6 (42.86%) OOP
2 6 (42.86%) SDLC
3 5 (35.71%) Electronic Trading
3 5 (35.71%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (21.43%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) High-Frequency Trading
7 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 1 (7.14%) Release Management
7 1 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C++
1 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) Perl
1 7 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (35.71%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Reuters
2 5 (35.71%) TIBCO
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) ION Trading