Period
to 15 September 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 15 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systematic Trading (Mechanical Trading)
UK
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1036 1093 1155
Rank change year-on-year +57 +62 +42
Permanent jobs citing Systematic Trading 47 80 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.048% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.052% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 33 66 61
UK median annual salary £145,000 £100,000 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.00% - +37.93%
10th Percentile £50,750 £51,875 £56,250
90th Percentile £200,000 £137,500 £115,000
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 128,908 153,074 163,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.11% 91.77% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 101,192 121,815 129,338
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
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 15 September 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 15 September 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
London +67 47 £145,000 +45.00% 7
England +56 47 £145,000 +45.00% 9

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 29 (61.70%) C++
2 28 (59.57%) Python
2 28 (59.57%) Degree
2 28 (59.57%) Computer Science
3 27 (57.45%) Finance
4 26 (55.32%) Java
5 23 (48.94%) Software Engineering
6 19 (40.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (38.30%) Linux
8 15 (31.91%) Algorithmic Trading
9 14 (29.79%) Hedge funds
10 11 (23.40%) Data Structures
10 11 (23.40%) Algorithms
11 10 (21.28%) Front Office
11 10 (21.28%) C#
11 10 (21.28%) Low Latency
12 9 (19.15%) Machine Learning
12 9 (19.15%) Multithreading
12 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
13 8 (17.02%) Artificial Intelligence
13 8 (17.02%) Velocity
13 8 (17.02%) Google
13 8 (17.02%) Computer Architecture
13 8 (17.02%) Automated Trading
13 8 (17.02%) Go
13 8 (17.02%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 5 (10.64%) Quantitative Research
14 5 (10.64%) Data Acquisition
14 5 (10.64%) Equities

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 (2.13%) AWS
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) KDB
1 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
General
1 27 (57.45%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 34 (72.34%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) C++ Developer
3 10 (21.28%) Software Developer
4 9 (19.15%) Java Developer
5 8 (17.02%) Linux Developer
5 8 (17.02%) Site Engineer
5 8 (17.02%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) C# Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Junior
7 4 (8.51%) C++ Software Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Junior C# Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Junior Developer
9 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.26%) .NET Software Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Administrator
9 2 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Graduate
9 2 (4.26%) Junior Systems Administrator
9 2 (4.26%) Mid-Level C# Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) Velocity
2 5 (10.64%) .NET
3 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.26%) Spring
5 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.13%) HTML
5 1 (2.13%) HTML5
5 1 (2.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Hedge funds
2 11 (23.40%) Algorithms
2 11 (23.40%) Data Structures
3 5 (10.64%) Equities
4 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) Computer Science
2 23 (48.94%) Software Engineering
3 15 (31.91%) Algorithmic Trading
4 10 (21.28%) Low Latency
5 9 (19.15%) Machine Learning
5 9 (19.15%) Multithreading
5 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
6 8 (17.02%) Artificial Intelligence
6 8 (17.02%) Automated Trading
6 8 (17.02%) Computer Architecture
6 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (17.02%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 5 (10.64%) Data Acquisition
7 5 (10.64%) Quantitative Research
8 4 (8.51%) Quantitative Trading
9 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.38%) MVC
10 2 (4.26%) Refactoring
10 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) C++
2 28 (59.57%) Python
3 26 (55.32%) Java
4 10 (21.28%) C#
5 8 (17.02%) Go
6 4 (8.51%) C
7 2 (4.26%) Ruby
8 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (59.57%) Degree
2 19 (40.43%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Google