Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
Central London > City of London
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 166 191 184
Rank change year-on-year +25 -7 -14
Permanent jobs citing Equities 92 146 182
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.36% 1.44% 1.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.31% 3.49% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 80 139 169
Median annual salary £100,000 £77,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.03% -3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £61,000 £56,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £135,000 £131,500 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £100,000 £75,000 £77,750
% change year-on-year +33.33% -3.54% -4.31%

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 2,778 4,187 4,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.93% 41.37% 42.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,414 3,700 3,968
Median annual salary £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.66% +6.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £108,375 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +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 31 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Equities in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 45 (48.91%) Java
2 40 (43.48%) Finance
3 37 (40.22%) Python
4 30 (32.61%) Front Office
5 26 (28.26%) C++
6 24 (26.09%) SQL
6 24 (26.09%) Derivative
7 23 (25.00%) Unix
8 21 (22.83%) OO
8 21 (22.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (21.74%) Mathematics
10 19 (20.65%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (19.57%) Low Latency
11 18 (19.57%) C#
12 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
13 16 (17.39%) .NET
13 16 (17.39%) Linux
13 16 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (17.39%) FIX Protocol
13 16 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (17.39%) Microservices
14 14 (15.22%) Algorithmic Trading
15 13 (14.13%) Fixed Income
15 13 (14.13%) Oracle
15 13 (14.13%) Computer Science
15 13 (14.13%) Investment Management
15 13 (14.13%) Software Engineering
15 13 (14.13%) Market Making
16 12 (13.04%) PowerShell
17 11 (11.96%) JIRA

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 7 (7.61%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.09%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 11 (11.96%) Salerio
2 2 (2.17%) Bloomberg AIM
2 2 (2.17%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.09%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) AWS
2 5 (5.43%) AWS Lambda
2 5 (5.43%) Serverless
3 2 (2.17%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.17%) Azure
3 2 (2.17%) GCP
3 2 (2.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.52%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.43%) Big Data
3 2 (2.17%) Hazelcast
3 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (11.96%) JIRA
2 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 40 (43.48%) Finance
2 30 (32.61%) Front Office
3 10 (10.87%) Banking
4 9 (9.78%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.43%) Advertising
6 3 (3.26%) Retail
7 2 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 47 (51.09%) Developer
2 26 (28.26%) Analyst
3 21 (22.83%) Java Developer
4 20 (21.74%) Junior
5 19 (20.65%) Quantitative Developer
6 18 (19.57%) Applications Support
7 16 (17.39%) Support Analyst
8 15 (16.30%) Report Developer
9 14 (15.22%) Applications Support Analyst
10 12 (13.04%) Junior Analyst
11 11 (11.96%) Junior Applications Support
11 11 (11.96%) Junior Support Analyst
12 9 (9.78%) Software Engineer
13 8 (8.70%) Junior Developer
13 8 (8.70%) Junior Java Developer
14 7 (7.61%) Low Latency Java Developer
15 6 (6.52%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
15 6 (6.52%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
15 6 (6.52%) Java Engineer
15 6 (6.52%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.39%) .NET
1 16 (17.39%) FIX Protocol
2 11 (11.96%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (11.96%) Regular Expression
3 5 (5.43%) .NET Core
3 5 (5.43%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (4.35%) Kafka
5 2 (2.17%) Akka
5 2 (2.17%) CSS
5 2 (2.17%) CSS3
5 2 (2.17%) HTML
5 2 (2.17%) HTML5
5 2 (2.17%) React
5 2 (2.17%) Spring Batch
6 1 (1.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.09%) Derivative
2 21 (22.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (14.13%) Fixed Income
5 11 (11.96%) SWIFT
6 9 (9.78%) Management Information System
7 7 (7.61%) Contract for Difference
8 5 (5.43%) Exotic Derivative
8 5 (5.43%) Hedge funds
8 5 (5.43%) Market Risk
9 4 (4.35%) Algorithms
10 3 (3.26%) Data Structures
11 2 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
12 1 (1.09%) Grid Computing
12 1 (1.09%) OTC Derivatives
12 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.00%) Unix
2 16 (17.39%) Linux
3 11 (11.96%) Windows
3 11 (11.96%) Windows 10
3 11 (11.96%) Windows 7
3 11 (11.96%) Windows Server
3 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.83%) OO
2 20 (21.74%) Mathematics
3 19 (20.65%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (19.57%) Low Latency
5 16 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (17.39%) Microservices
6 14 (15.22%) Algorithmic Trading
7 13 (14.13%) Computer Science
7 13 (14.13%) Investment Management
7 13 (14.13%) Market Making
7 13 (14.13%) Software Engineering
8 11 (11.96%) Portfolio Management
9 9 (9.78%) BDD
9 9 (9.78%) TDD
10 8 (8.70%) Risk Management
10 8 (8.70%) Test Automation
11 7 (7.61%) Electronic Trading
12 5 (5.43%) Financial Modelling
12 5 (5.43%) Physics
12 5 (5.43%) Stochastic Calculus
Programming Languages
1 45 (48.91%) Java
2 37 (40.22%) Python
3 26 (28.26%) C++
4 24 (26.09%) SQL
5 18 (19.57%) C#
6 12 (13.04%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.26%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.26%) R
9 2 (2.17%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.09%) Clojure
10 1 (1.09%) ClojureScript
10 1 (1.09%) Go
10 1 (1.09%) Haskell
10 1 (1.09%) Java 8
10 1 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (11.96%) Degree
2 5 (5.43%) Master's Degree
2 5 (5.43%) PhD
3 4 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB
4 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) Dodd-Frank
1 5 (5.43%) EMIR
1 5 (5.43%) MiFID
2 2 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) Nagios
2 7 (7.61%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.09%) Ansible
3 1 (1.09%) Consul
3 1 (1.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) Oracle
2 11 (11.96%) ServiceNow
3 5 (5.43%) Solace
4 3 (3.26%) Charles River
4 3 (3.26%) Fidessa
5 2 (2.17%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.17%) Google
5 2 (2.17%) Informatica
6 1 (1.09%) Avaloq
6 1 (1.09%) SimCorp