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

Equities
Central London > City of London
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 226 172
Rank change year-on-year +80 -54 -25
Permanent jobs citing Equities 45 107 196
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.23% 1.06% 1.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.04% 2.60% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 43 92 184
Median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £66,500 £62,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £122,500 £122,250 £120,000
Central London median annual salary £84,000 £75,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% +3.45% -3.33%

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 1,482 4,116 4,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.49% 40.80% 41.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,287 3,513 4,204
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £43,397 £36,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £107,500 £102,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +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 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Equities in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 35 (77.78%) Python
2 32 (71.11%) Finance
3 21 (46.67%) TDD
4 20 (44.44%) SQL
5 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (40.00%) Linux
6 18 (40.00%) BDD
6 18 (40.00%) Jenkins
7 14 (31.11%) Puppet
7 14 (31.11%) Django
7 14 (31.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (31.11%) Software Engineering
7 14 (31.11%) Pandas
8 12 (26.67%) Degree
8 12 (26.67%) Pair Programming
9 11 (24.44%) Risk Management
9 11 (24.44%) Mathematics
10 10 (22.22%) Front Office
11 9 (20.00%) Advertising
11 9 (20.00%) C++
12 8 (17.78%) Java
12 8 (17.78%) PhD
12 8 (17.78%) Validation
12 8 (17.78%) C#
12 8 (17.78%) Artificial Intelligence
12 8 (17.78%) MiFID
12 8 (17.78%) Physics
12 8 (17.78%) Exotic Derivative
12 8 (17.78%) Market Risk

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 (2.22%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) GNU Octave
2 1 (2.22%) Sketch
2 1 (2.22%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (4.44%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.22%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.89%) Eclipse
2 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.89%) JIRA
2 4 (8.89%) JIRA Agile
2 4 (8.89%) PyCharm
General
1 32 (71.11%) Finance
2 10 (22.22%) Front Office
3 9 (20.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Developer
2 14 (31.11%) Quantitative Developer
3 13 (28.89%) Python Developer
4 9 (20.00%) Analyst
5 8 (17.78%) Senior Developer
6 7 (15.56%) Analyst Developer
6 7 (15.56%) Python Engineer
6 7 (15.56%) Python Software Engineer
6 7 (15.56%) Qualitative Analyst
6 7 (15.56%) Quantitative Analyst
6 7 (15.56%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
6 7 (15.56%) Senior Quantitative Developer
6 7 (15.56%) Software Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Senior Analyst Developer
7 5 (11.11%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) Head of Technology
9 3 (6.67%) Senior Python Developer
9 3 (6.67%) Technical Leader
9 3 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) Django
1 14 (31.11%) Pandas
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
3 2 (4.44%) .NET Core
3 2 (4.44%) React
4 1 (2.22%) Blazor
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) HTML5
4 1 (2.22%) Node.js
4 1 (2.22%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (17.78%) Exotic Derivative
2 8 (17.78%) Market Risk
3 5 (11.11%) Derivative
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) Fixed Income
5 2 (4.44%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.22%) CMDB
6 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.22%) User Experience
6 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) TDD
2 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (40.00%) BDD
4 14 (31.11%) Software Engineering
5 12 (26.67%) Pair Programming
6 11 (24.44%) Mathematics
6 11 (24.44%) Risk Management
7 8 (17.78%) Artificial Intelligence
7 8 (17.78%) Financial Modelling
7 8 (17.78%) Physics
7 8 (17.78%) Stochastic Calculus
7 8 (17.78%) Validation
8 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
8 6 (13.33%) Machine Learning
9 4 (8.89%) OO
9 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (8.89%) Project Delivery
9 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.67%) Project Management
10 3 (6.67%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 35 (77.78%) Python
2 20 (44.44%) SQL
3 9 (20.00%) C++
4 8 (17.78%) C#
4 8 (17.78%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.22%) Go
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Degree
2 8 (17.78%) Master's Degree
2 8 (17.78%) PhD
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) Dodd-Frank
1 8 (17.78%) EMIR
1 8 (17.78%) MiFID
2 2 (4.44%) QA
3 1 (2.22%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (2.22%) Databricks
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.22%) Polycom