The table below looks at the statistics for the Quantitative Analyst role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Quantitative Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quant Analyst
Rank 873 830 820
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Quantitative Analyst 31 41 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.038% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.040% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 13 26 79
Average salary £95,000 £80,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £67,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £99,000 £117,500 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary - - £51,250

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Quantitative Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Quantitative Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Quantitative Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Quantitative Analyst
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Quantitative Analyst within the UK.

Quantitative Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Quantitative Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Quantitative Analyst over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Quantitative Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Quantitative Analyst
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Quantitative Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 31 £95,000 +18.75% 13
England -24 31 £95,000 +18.75% 13
City of London -10 9 £60,000 -20.00% 6
Canary Wharf - 4 £95,000 -

Quantitative Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Quantitative Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Quantitative Analyst in their job title.

1 47 (79.66%) Finance
2 35 (59.32%) Mathematics
3 32 (54.24%) C++
4 29 (49.15%) PhD
5 25 (42.37%) Degree
6 23 (38.98%) Fixed Income
6 23 (38.98%) Analytics
7 18 (30.51%) Derivative
7 18 (30.51%) Physics
7 18 (30.51%) SQL
8 17 (28.81%) Statistics
9 16 (27.12%) C#
9 16 (27.12%) MATLAB
10 14 (23.73%) Python
10 14 (23.73%) Stochastic Calculus
11 13 (22.03%) Equities
12 12 (20.34%) Banking
12 12 (20.34%) Fund Management
12 12 (20.34%) Java
12 12 (20.34%) .NET
12 12 (20.34%) Credit Risk
13 10 (16.95%) Financial Institution
14 9 (15.25%) Front Office
14 9 (15.25%) OO
14 9 (15.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (13.56%) S-PLUS
15 8 (13.56%) Economics
15 8 (13.56%) Stress Testing
16 7 (11.86%) Monte Carlo Method
16 7 (11.86%) Asset Management

Quantitative Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Quantitative Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Quantitative Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (13.56%) S-PLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Big Data
General
1 47 (79.66%) Finance
2 12 (20.34%) Banking
3 10 (16.95%) Financial Institution
4 9 (15.25%) Front Office
5 6 (10.17%) Legal
6 3 (5.08%) French Language
7 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (59.32%) Mathematics
2 23 (38.98%) Fixed Income
3 18 (30.51%) Derivative
3 18 (30.51%) Physics
4 17 (28.81%) Statistics
5 13 (22.03%) Equities
6 12 (20.34%) Credit Risk
7 9 (15.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (13.56%) Economics
9 6 (10.17%) Market Risk
10 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
11 4 (6.78%) Applied Mathematics
11 4 (6.78%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (6.78%) Hedge funds
12 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
12 1 (1.69%) Data Extraction
12 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Analytics
2 14 (23.73%) Stochastic Calculus
3 12 (20.34%) Fund Management
4 9 (15.25%) OO
5 8 (13.56%) Stress Testing
6 7 (11.86%) Monte Carlo Method
6 7 (11.86%) Asset Management
6 7 (11.86%) Risk Management
7 6 (10.17%) Quantitative Analysis
8 5 (8.47%) Regression Analysis
8 5 (8.47%) Probability Theory
8 5 (8.47%) Validation
9 4 (6.78%) OOP
9 4 (6.78%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (6.78%) Financial Modelling
10 3 (5.08%) Cluster Analysis
10 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.08%) Greeks
10 3 (5.08%) Stochastic Modelling
10 3 (5.08%) Econometrics
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) C++
2 18 (30.51%) SQL
3 16 (27.12%) C#
3 16 (27.12%) MATLAB
4 14 (23.73%) Python
5 12 (20.34%) Java
6 7 (11.86%) VBA
7 5 (8.47%) R
8 3 (5.08%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (49.15%) PhD
2 25 (42.37%) Degree
3 4 (6.78%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) Basel III
1 3 (5.08%) IAS 39
2 1 (1.69%) EMIR
2 1 (1.69%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.69%) UCITS
2 1 (1.69%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.69%) MiFID
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Oracle
1 7 (11.86%) Sybase
2 5 (8.47%) Bloomberg
3 3 (5.08%) SunGard
4 1 (1.69%) Facebook
4 1 (1.69%) Yahoo!
4 1 (1.69%) Google
4 1 (1.69%) IBM
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
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