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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quant Analyst
Rank 872 840 824
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Quantitative Analyst 33 33 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.031% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.033% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 69
Average salary £61,250 £80,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.43% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,300 £70,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £93,500 £115,000 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 - £55,000

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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 September 2014 within the UK.

Quantitative Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Quantitative Analyst
Top 10 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 23 September 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
England -20 33 £61,250 -23.43% 11
London +4 31 £75,000 -6.25% 10
City of London +15 7 £43,750 -50.00% 2
South East -11 1 £27,500 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £95,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £27,500 - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £47,500 -
Bracknell - 1 £27,500 - 1
Lincoln - 1 £47,500 -

Quantitative Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 42 (72.41%) Finance
2 33 (56.90%) Mathematics
3 28 (48.28%) C++
4 21 (36.21%) PhD
5 20 (34.48%) Degree
6 19 (32.76%) Fixed Income
7 18 (31.03%) SQL
7 18 (31.03%) Analytics
8 16 (27.59%) Physics
8 16 (27.59%) Python
8 16 (27.59%) MATLAB
9 15 (25.86%) .NET
9 15 (25.86%) Credit Risk
10 14 (24.14%) C#
10 14 (24.14%) Statistics
11 13 (22.41%) Equities
12 12 (20.69%) Financial Institution
12 12 (20.69%) Fund Management
13 11 (18.97%) Stochastic Calculus
13 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (18.97%) Derivative
14 10 (17.24%) Banking
14 10 (17.24%) Java
15 9 (15.52%) Oracle
15 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
15 9 (15.52%) Sybase
15 9 (15.52%) Asset Management
15 9 (15.52%) S-PLUS
16 8 (13.79%) Front Office
16 8 (13.79%) Stress Testing

Quantitative Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (15.52%) S-PLUS
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Ant
1 1 (1.72%) Subversion
1 1 (1.72%) JIRA
1 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.72%) MSBuild
General
1 42 (72.41%) Finance
2 12 (20.69%) Financial Institution
3 10 (17.24%) Banking
4 8 (13.79%) Front Office
5 3 (5.17%) Legal
5 3 (5.17%) French Language
6 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) CSS
2 1 (1.72%) XML
2 1 (1.72%) XML Schema
2 1 (1.72%) Spring
2 1 (1.72%) SciPy
2 1 (1.72%) NumPy
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (56.90%) Mathematics
2 19 (32.76%) Fixed Income
3 16 (27.59%) Physics
4 15 (25.86%) Credit Risk
5 14 (24.14%) Statistics
6 13 (22.41%) Equities
7 11 (18.97%) Derivative
7 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
8 6 (10.34%) Market Risk
8 6 (10.34%) Economics
9 5 (8.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (8.62%) Hedge funds
10 4 (6.90%) Credit Derivative
11 3 (5.17%) Applied Mathematics
12 1 (1.72%) Data Extraction
12 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
12 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) UNIX
2 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Analytics
2 12 (20.69%) Fund Management
3 11 (18.97%) Stochastic Calculus
4 9 (15.52%) Asset Management
5 8 (13.79%) Stress Testing
6 7 (12.07%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.62%) OO
7 5 (8.62%) Quantitative Analysis
7 5 (8.62%) Monte Carlo Method
8 4 (6.90%) Regression Analysis
8 4 (6.90%) Statistical Analysis
8 4 (6.90%) Validation
9 3 (5.17%) Cluster Analysis
9 3 (5.17%) Stochastic Modelling
9 3 (5.17%) Financial Modelling
10 2 (3.45%) Greeks
10 2 (3.45%) Statistical Modelling
10 2 (3.45%) Migration
10 2 (3.45%) Econometrics
11 1 (1.72%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 28 (48.28%) C++
2 18 (31.03%) SQL
3 16 (27.59%) Python
3 16 (27.59%) MATLAB
4 14 (24.14%) C#
5 10 (17.24%) Java
6 6 (10.34%) VBA
7 4 (6.90%) R
8 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (36.21%) PhD
2 20 (34.48%) Degree
3 4 (6.90%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) Basel III
2 4 (6.90%) QA
3 3 (5.17%) IAS 39
4 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.72%) MiFID
4 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.72%) TickIT
4 1 (1.72%) Solvency II
4 1 (1.72%) EMIR
4 1 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.72%) UCITS
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Oracle
1 9 (15.52%) Sybase
2 3 (5.17%) Bloomberg
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