The increase in Algorithmic Trading has been enormous over the last 10 years and shows no sign in letting up.
This is also reflected in the fact that candidates come out of research positions and university with good basic knowledge now compared to 10 years ago. People are learning to code younger and younger. I got my son a Raspberry Pi when he was 5..... admittedly a little to young but I had fun with it. Now he's 8 I am going to start him on Python. Who wants to be an Astronaut anyway, get trading son.
Global Algorithmic Trading Market To Expand at a CAGR of 10.3% during 2016-2020 Due To Increasing Demand In Modern Financial Market: MarketResearchReports.biz Modern financial markets use advanced mathematical models to arrive at (and execute) transaction decisions. Such automated technologies are referred to as high-speed algorithmic trading. These methods determine the optimal time for an order to be placed so as to generate the least impact on stock prices. Large institutional investors use algorithmic trading technologies to buy and sell large blocks of shares in small tranches every day. These technologies allow users to use the best possible pricing without any significant impact on purchasing costs.