Period
to 19 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Systematic Trading skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Systematic Trading over the 6 months to 19 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systematic Trading (Mechanical Trading)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 946 1054 1126
Rank change year-on-year +108 +72 +11
Permanent jobs citing Systematic Trading 66 69 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.046% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% 0.050% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 30 59 79
UK median annual salary £85,000 £90,000 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £38,750 £57,500 £45,150
90th Percentile £200,000 £137,500 £111,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £37,500

Systematic 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 114,505 138,821 160,461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.00% 92.14% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 90,576 109,553 129,063
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

Systematic Trading
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systematic Trading in the UK

Systematic Trading
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Systematic Trading in the UK

Systematic Trading
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systematic Trading over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Systematic Trading in the UK

Systematic Trading
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systematic Trading within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2020. 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 +88 66 £85,000 -5.56% 11
England +86 66 £85,000 -5.56% 11

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, IT jobs citing Systematic 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 Systematic Trading.

1 59 (89.39%) Computer Science
2 55 (83.33%) Degree
3 51 (77.27%) Finance
4 47 (71.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 36 (54.55%) Front Office
6 35 (53.03%) Python
7 33 (50.00%) C++
8 28 (42.42%) Hedge funds
9 27 (40.91%) Algorithmic Trading
10 23 (34.85%) Linux
11 21 (31.82%) Java
11 21 (31.82%) C#
11 21 (31.82%) Data Acquisition
12 18 (27.27%) Software Engineering
13 16 (24.24%) Quantitative Research
14 15 (22.73%) Low Latency
15 13 (19.70%) Data Structures
15 13 (19.70%) Algorithms
15 13 (19.70%) Equities
16 12 (18.18%) Risk Management
17 10 (15.15%) Computer Architecture
17 10 (15.15%) Multithreading
18 9 (13.64%) Automated Trading
18 9 (13.64%) .NET
19 8 (12.12%) Mathematics
20 5 (7.58%) Electronic Trading
21 4 (6.06%) Fintech
21 4 (6.06%) SQL
21 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
22 3 (4.55%) NoSQL

Systematic 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) AWS
2 1 (1.52%) IaaS
2 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
General
1 51 (77.27%) Finance
2 36 (54.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 56 (84.85%) Developer
2 29 (43.94%) Software Developer
3 18 (27.27%) C++ Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Linux Developer
5 9 (13.64%) C# Developer
5 9 (13.64%) Python Developer
6 8 (12.12%) C# Software Developer
6 8 (12.12%) C++ Software Developer
7 7 (10.61%) Java Developer
8 5 (7.58%) .NET Developer
8 5 (7.58%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (7.58%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Junior
9 4 (6.06%) Junior C# Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Junior Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Graduate
10 3 (4.55%) Graduate Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Junior Software Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
11 2 (3.03%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) .NET
2 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.55%) React
4 2 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (3.03%) NumPy
4 2 (3.03%) Pandas
5 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (42.42%) Hedge funds
2 13 (19.70%) Algorithms
2 13 (19.70%) Data Structures
2 13 (19.70%) Equities
3 2 (3.03%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.85%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (89.39%) Computer Science
2 27 (40.91%) Algorithmic Trading
3 21 (31.82%) Data Acquisition
4 18 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 16 (24.24%) Quantitative Research
6 15 (22.73%) Low Latency
7 12 (18.18%) Risk Management
8 10 (15.15%) Computer Architecture
8 10 (15.15%) Multithreading
9 9 (13.64%) Automated Trading
10 8 (12.12%) Mathematics
11 5 (7.58%) Electronic Trading
12 4 (6.06%) Fintech
13 3 (4.55%) DevOps
14 2 (3.03%) Analytics
14 2 (3.03%) Backtesting
14 2 (3.03%) Market Making
14 2 (3.03%) Project Delivery
14 2 (3.03%) Quantitative Risk Management
14 2 (3.03%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.03%) Python
2 33 (50.00%) C++
3 21 (31.82%) C#
3 21 (31.82%) Java
4 4 (6.06%) SQL
5 2 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 55 (83.33%) Degree
2 47 (71.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (1.52%) Arista
1 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
1 1 (1.52%) Cisco
1 1 (1.52%) HP
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle