The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Sophis products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophis over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Sophis.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophis
Rank 883 853 855
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +2
Permanent jobs citing Sophis 13 16 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.015% 0.022%
As % of the Vendors category 0.024% 0.031% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 23
Average salary £56,250 £65,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.46% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £55,000 £53,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £98,000 £93,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 - -
Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
54956 52396 56462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.11% 48.03% 48.09%
Number of salaries quoted 44288 43051 47751
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Sophis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sophis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sophis
Salary Trend

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

Sophis Salary Trend in the UK

Sophis
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sophis over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 within the UK.

Sophis Salary Histogram in the UK

Sophis
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophis within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 12 £55,000 -15.38%
London -41 12 £55,000 -15.38%
City of London -8 2 £140,000 +133.33%

Sophis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Sophis also 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 that cited Sophis.

1 22 (64.71%) SQL
2 14 (41.18%) Hedge funds
3 12 (35.29%) Front Office
4 11 (32.35%) Banking
4 11 (32.35%) Asset Management
5 10 (29.41%) Investment Banking
5 10 (29.41%) Bloomberg
6 9 (26.47%) Charles River
6 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
6 9 (26.47%) Fund Management
6 9 (26.47%) thinkFolio
7 8 (23.53%) Investment Management
7 8 (23.53%) WPF
7 8 (23.53%) Derivative
7 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
7 8 (23.53%) Portfolio Management
7 8 (23.53%) Reuters
7 8 (23.53%) Finance
7 8 (23.53%) Equities
7 8 (23.53%) Murex
7 8 (23.53%) C#
7 8 (23.53%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (23.53%) Windows
8 7 (20.59%) Java
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 6 (17.65%) Fidessa
9 6 (17.65%) Fixed Income
9 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (14.71%) iSCSI
10 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007

Sophis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Sophis also 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 that cited Sophis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
1 5 (14.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) HiPortfolio
2 4 (11.76%) Markit EDM
3 3 (8.82%) LatentZero
3 3 (8.82%) Summit
4 1 (2.94%) Sophis RISQUE
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) DHCP
1 5 (14.71%) DNS
1 5 (14.71%) SAN
1 5 (14.71%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (35.29%) Front Office
2 11 (32.35%) Banking
3 10 (29.41%) Investment Banking
4 8 (23.53%) Finance
5 3 (8.82%) Marketing
6 1 (2.94%) French Language
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Support Specialist
3 10 (29.41%) Applications Support
4 9 (26.47%) Business Analyst
5 8 (23.53%) Applications Specialist
5 8 (23.53%) Applications Support Specialist
6 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
7 4 (11.76%) Business Test Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) Consultant
8 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
8 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
9 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
9 2 (5.88%) Systems Support Engineer
9 2 (5.88%) Systems Support
9 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
10 1 (2.94%) Murex Support Analyst
10 1 (2.94%) Developer
10 1 (2.94%) Business Manager
10 1 (2.94%) Murex Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) WPF
2 1 (2.94%) JDBC
2 1 (2.94%) J2SE
2 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Hedge funds
2 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
3 8 (23.53%) Equities
3 8 (23.53%) Derivative
4 6 (17.65%) Fixed Income
5 5 (14.71%) Blackberry
6 4 (11.76%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (8.82%) Contract for Difference
8 1 (2.94%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (2.94%) AS400
8 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.76%) UNIX
3 4 (11.76%) Solaris
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Asset Management
2 9 (26.47%) Fund Management
3 8 (23.53%) Investment Management
3 8 (23.53%) Portfolio Management
4 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
7 3 (8.82%) Change Management
7 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.94%) Migration
8 1 (2.94%) OOP
8 1 (2.94%) OOD
8 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.94%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.94%) Electronic Trading
8 1 (2.94%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) C#
2 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
3 7 (20.59%) Java
4 5 (14.71%) VBA
5 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
5 3 (8.82%) MATLAB
5 3 (8.82%) Perl
5 3 (8.82%) PHP
5 3 (8.82%) C++
5 3 (8.82%) sed
5 3 (8.82%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
1 5 (14.71%) Xen
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Bloomberg
2 9 (26.47%) Charles River
2 9 (26.47%) thinkFolio
3 8 (23.53%) Murex
3 8 (23.53%) Reuters
4 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.65%) Fidessa
5 5 (14.71%) Citrix
5 5 (14.71%) VMware
5 5 (14.71%) SimCorp
6 4 (11.76%) Calypso
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle
7 1 (2.94%) Sybase
7 1 (2.94%) GoldenSource
7 1 (2.94%) Advent
7 1 (2.94%) BI-SAM
7 1 (2.94%) OpenLink
7 1 (2.94%) StatPro