Period
to 17 January 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Equities over the 6 months to 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 132 210 189
Rank change year-on-year +78 -21 -39
Permanent jobs citing Equities 79 95 170
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.86% 1.04% 1.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.80% 2.56% 4.02%
Number of salaries quoted 75 80 165
Median annual salary £75,000 £85,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £52,500 £62,375 £51,750
90th Percentile £109,000 £122,500 £120,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £82,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -6.67%

Equities is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,647 3,711 4,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.86% 40.50% 41.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,436 3,217 3,812
Median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £107,500 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% +8.33%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Equities as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Equities in the City of London

Equities
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Equities in the City of London.

Salary trend for Equities in the City of London

Equities
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Equities in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Equities in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, IT jobs citing Equities 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Equities.

1 55 (69.62%) Finance
2 49 (62.03%) Python
3 39 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (48.10%) TDD
4 38 (48.10%) Linux
5 35 (44.30%) SQL
6 31 (39.24%) PostgreSQL
6 31 (39.24%) BDD
6 31 (39.24%) Jenkins
7 27 (34.18%) Pandas
7 27 (34.18%) Puppet
7 27 (34.18%) Software Engineering
7 27 (34.18%) Django
8 25 (31.65%) Pair Programming
9 22 (27.85%) C++
9 22 (27.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 19 (24.05%) Mathematics
11 17 (21.52%) Degree
11 17 (21.52%) Java
12 16 (20.25%) C#
12 16 (20.25%) Front Office
12 16 (20.25%) Advertising
13 14 (17.72%) Physics
14 13 (16.46%) Risk Management
15 12 (15.19%) Validation
15 12 (15.19%) PhD
15 12 (15.19%) Market Risk
15 12 (15.19%) Stochastic Calculus
15 12 (15.19%) MiFID
15 12 (15.19%) Exotic Derivative

Equities
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.27%) Sketch
2 1 (1.27%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (8.86%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (3.80%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) AWS
2 2 (2.53%) Azure
3 1 (1.27%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (1.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (39.24%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.53%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.27%) Big Data
3 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 31 (39.24%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
2 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.06%) JIRA
2 4 (5.06%) JIRA Agile
2 4 (5.06%) PyCharm
General
1 55 (69.62%) Finance
2 16 (20.25%) Advertising
2 16 (20.25%) Front Office
3 7 (8.86%) Back Office
4 5 (6.33%) Banking
5 4 (5.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 46 (58.23%) Developer
2 24 (30.38%) Python Developer
3 19 (24.05%) Senior Developer
4 15 (18.99%) Quantitative Developer
5 12 (15.19%) Analyst
6 11 (13.92%) Senior Quantitative Developer
7 9 (11.39%) Analyst Developer
7 9 (11.39%) Qualitative Analyst
7 9 (11.39%) Quantitative Analyst
7 9 (11.39%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
7 9 (11.39%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (11.39%) Senior Analyst Developer
7 9 (11.39%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
8 8 (10.13%) Python Engineer
8 8 (10.13%) Python Software Engineer
8 8 (10.13%) Software Engineer
9 7 (8.86%) Java Developer
10 5 (6.33%) C# Developer
10 5 (6.33%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (5.06%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (34.18%) Django
1 27 (34.18%) Pandas
2 8 (10.13%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (5.06%) .NET
3 4 (5.06%) JMS
3 4 (5.06%) Ultra Messaging
4 2 (2.53%) React
4 2 (2.53%) WPF
5 1 (1.27%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.27%) Blazor
5 1 (1.27%) CSS
5 1 (1.27%) HTML
5 1 (1.27%) HTML5
5 1 (1.27%) Node.js
5 1 (1.27%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (15.19%) Exotic Derivative
2 12 (15.19%) Market Risk
3 9 (11.39%) Derivative
4 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (8.86%) Fixed Income
6 5 (6.33%) Hedge funds
7 4 (5.06%) CMDB
7 4 (5.06%) Data Centre
7 4 (5.06%) Reference Data
7 4 (5.06%) User Experience
7 4 (5.06%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 38 (48.10%) Linux
2 4 (5.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.10%) TDD
3 31 (39.24%) BDD
4 27 (34.18%) Software Engineering
5 25 (31.65%) Pair Programming
6 19 (24.05%) Mathematics
7 14 (17.72%) Physics
8 13 (16.46%) Risk Management
9 12 (15.19%) Artificial Intelligence
9 12 (15.19%) Financial Modelling
9 12 (15.19%) Machine Learning
9 12 (15.19%) Stochastic Calculus
9 12 (15.19%) Validation
10 10 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
11 8 (10.13%) Test Automation
12 7 (8.86%) Algorithmic Trading
13 6 (7.59%) Analytics
14 5 (6.33%) Electronic Trading
14 5 (6.33%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 49 (62.03%) Python
2 35 (44.30%) SQL
3 22 (27.85%) C++
4 17 (21.52%) Java
5 16 (20.25%) C#
6 1 (1.27%) Go
6 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (21.52%) Degree
2 12 (15.19%) Master's Degree
2 12 (15.19%) PhD
3 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.19%) Dodd-Frank
1 12 (15.19%) EMIR
1 12 (15.19%) MiFID
2 2 (2.53%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 27 (34.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (5.06%) Polycom
1 4 (5.06%) Solace
2 3 (3.80%) Bloomberg
2 3 (3.80%) Fidessa
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.27%) Databricks