Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systematic Trading (Mechanical Trading)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1045 1103 1132
Rank change year-on-year +58 +29 +54
Permanent jobs citing Systematic Trading 40 85 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.049% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.054% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 31 75 53
UK median annual salary £120,000 £100,000 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - +33.33%
10th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £59,000
90th Percentile £152,500 £132,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - £52,500 -

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 131,979 158,139 157,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.02% 92.00% 91.75%
Number of salaries quoted 103,511 127,273 128,647
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 2019. 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
England +61 40 £120,000 +20.00% 10
London +42 40 £120,000 +20.00% 9

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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 30 (75.00%) Java
2 29 (72.50%) Python
3 22 (55.00%) C++
4 21 (52.50%) Software Engineering
5 16 (40.00%) Machine Learning
6 15 (37.50%) Artificial Intelligence
7 13 (32.50%) Google
7 13 (32.50%) Finance
7 13 (32.50%) Go
7 13 (32.50%) Velocity
7 13 (32.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (32.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 12 (30.00%) Hedge funds
9 10 (25.00%) Degree
9 10 (25.00%) Computer Science
10 8 (20.00%) Automated Trading
11 5 (12.50%) C#
11 5 (12.50%) Linux
12 4 (10.00%) C
12 4 (10.00%) Quantitative Trading
12 4 (10.00%) Low Latency
13 3 (7.50%) Open Source
13 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
13 3 (7.50%) Unix
13 3 (7.50%) .NET
13 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
14 2 (5.00%) Spring
14 2 (5.00%) Ruby
14 2 (5.00%) Banking

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 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (2.50%) Azure Functions
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) Power Platform
1 1 (2.50%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) KDB
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.50%) Power BI
1 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.50%) Spotfire
1 1 (2.50%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Front Office
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) Site Engineer
2 13 (32.50%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Junior
5 3 (7.50%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Junior C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Junior Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Junior Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Mid-Level C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Angular Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Data Scientist
7 1 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (2.50%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) Velocity
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
3 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.00%) Spring
4 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) HTML5
4 1 (2.50%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (2.50%) NumPy
4 1 (2.50%) Pandas
4 1 (2.50%) SciPy
4 1 (2.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Hedge funds
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Unix
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Software Engineering
2 16 (40.00%) Machine Learning
3 15 (37.50%) Artificial Intelligence
4 13 (32.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (32.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 10 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 8 (20.00%) Automated Trading
7 4 (10.00%) Low Latency
7 4 (10.00%) Quantitative Trading
8 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.50%) Open Source
8 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (5.00%) Analytics
9 2 (5.00%) Data Science
9 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
9 2 (5.00%) MVC
9 2 (5.00%) Refactoring
9 2 (5.00%) Statistics
9 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineering
9 2 (5.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (75.00%) Java
2 29 (72.50%) Python
3 22 (55.00%) C++
4 13 (32.50%) Go
5 5 (12.50%) C#
6 4 (10.00%) C
7 2 (5.00%) Ruby
7 2 (5.00%) SQL
8 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.50%) R
8 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Google
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle