Period
to 20 April 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Hedge funds in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Hedge funds over the 6 months to 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 172 127
Rank change year-on-year +12 -45 +47
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 206 178 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.91% 1.71% 2.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.90% 3.45% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 168 154 256
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,075 £40,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £140,000 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £66,250 £70,000
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.36% +16.67%

Hedge funds 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 5,280 5,152 6,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.85% 49.42% 49.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4,661 4,711 5,940
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,604 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.16% +0.18% +4.55%

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Hedge funds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Hedge funds in the City of London

Hedge funds
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Hedge funds in the City of London.

Salary trend for Hedge funds in the City of London

Hedge funds
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Hedge funds in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT jobs citing Hedge funds 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 Hedge funds.

1 138 (66.99%) Finance
2 75 (36.41%) Java
3 63 (30.58%) Fintech
4 62 (30.10%) Degree
5 60 (29.13%) C#
6 56 (27.18%) Computer Science
7 50 (24.27%) SQL
8 44 (21.36%) Python
9 42 (20.39%) Mathematics
10 37 (17.96%) Banking
11 35 (16.99%) .NET
12 34 (16.50%) Linux
12 34 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (15.53%) SQL Server
14 31 (15.05%) C++
14 31 (15.05%) Multithreading
15 30 (14.56%) Front Office
16 29 (14.08%) Investment Management
17 28 (13.59%) Oracle
17 28 (13.59%) TDD
18 27 (13.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 25 (12.14%) JavaScript
19 25 (12.14%) Risk Management
20 24 (11.65%) Algorithmic Trading
21 23 (11.17%) Relational Database
21 23 (11.17%) Advertising
22 20 (9.71%) Software Engineering
22 20 (9.71%) HTML
22 20 (9.71%) Windows
22 20 (9.71%) Microsoft

Hedge funds
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 4 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.97%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (4.37%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.97%) Bloomberg AIM
2 2 (0.97%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.97%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.49%) Beauchamp
3 1 (0.49%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.37%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (1.94%) CloudFront
3 4 (1.94%) Serverless
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.46%) Office 365
5 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.80%) WebEx
2 13 (6.31%) LAN
3 7 (3.40%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (3.40%) Multicast
3 7 (3.40%) NX-OS
3 7 (3.40%) WAN
4 6 (2.91%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.43%) BGP
6 4 (1.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.94%) OSPF
6 4 (1.94%) VPN
7 3 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.46%) IPsec
7 3 (1.46%) MRTG
7 3 (1.46%) SNMP
8 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.49%) Firewall
8 1 (0.49%) FIX Connectivity
8 1 (0.49%) Internet
8 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.17%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.80%) SQLPlus
4 11 (5.34%) Big Data
5 7 (3.40%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.94%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.94%) OLAP
7 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.97%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.49%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (5.83%) JUnit
2 8 (3.88%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.88%) JIRA
2 8 (3.88%) Mockito
3 7 (3.40%) Eclipse
3 7 (3.40%) Maven
3 7 (3.40%) Plastic SCM
4 5 (2.43%) NUnit
4 5 (2.43%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.97%) Moq
5 2 (0.97%) MSTest
5 2 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.97%) Subversion
6 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 138 (66.99%) Finance
2 37 (17.96%) Banking
3 30 (14.56%) Front Office
4 23 (11.17%) Advertising
5 16 (7.77%) Investment Banking
6 11 (5.34%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.91%) Back Office
8 4 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.97%) Games
9 2 (0.97%) Marketing
10 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.49%) French Language
10 1 (0.49%) German Language
10 1 (0.49%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 82 (39.81%) Developer
2 39 (18.93%) Java Developer
3 35 (16.99%) Analyst
4 22 (10.68%) C# Developer
4 22 (10.68%) Java Developer - Fintech
5 17 (8.25%) Junior
5 17 (8.25%) Junior Developer
5 17 (8.25%) Support Specialist
6 15 (7.28%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
7 14 (6.80%) .NET Developer
7 14 (6.80%) Applications Support
7 14 (6.80%) Oracle Specialist
8 12 (5.83%) Applications Specialist
8 12 (5.83%) Applications Support Specialist
9 11 (5.34%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (4.85%) Support Engineer
11 9 (4.37%) Architect
11 9 (4.37%) Credit Analyst
11 9 (4.37%) Junior C# Developer
11 9 (4.37%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.99%) .NET
2 20 (9.71%) HTML
3 19 (9.22%) HTML5
4 16 (7.77%) Web Services
5 13 (6.31%) AngularJS
5 13 (6.31%) ASP.NET
6 11 (5.34%) WPF
7 10 (4.85%) CSS
7 10 (4.85%) Middleware
7 10 (4.85%) React
7 10 (4.85%) RESTful
8 9 (4.37%) Spring
9 8 (3.88%) FIX Protocol
9 8 (3.88%) J2EE
9 8 (3.88%) Java Concurrency
9 8 (3.88%) Swing
10 7 (3.40%) LINQ
11 6 (2.91%) Redux
12 4 (1.94%) Akka
12 4 (1.94%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 63 (30.58%) Fintech
2 56 (27.18%) Computer Science
3 27 (13.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (8.74%) Equities
5 12 (5.83%) Data Centre
5 12 (5.83%) Derivative
6 11 (5.34%) Algorithms
7 10 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (4.37%) Market Risk
9 7 (3.40%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.46%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.46%) IPTV
12 2 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (0.97%) Clustering
12 2 (0.97%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.97%) Reference Data
13 1 (0.49%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.50%) Linux
2 20 (9.71%) Windows
3 8 (3.88%) Unix
4 5 (2.43%) CentOS
5 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (20.39%) Mathematics
2 34 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (15.05%) Multithreading
4 29 (14.08%) Investment Management
5 28 (13.59%) TDD
6 25 (12.14%) Risk Management
7 24 (11.65%) Algorithmic Trading
8 20 (9.71%) Software Engineering
9 18 (8.74%) Concurrent Programming
9 18 (8.74%) Open Source
9 18 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (8.25%) Asset Management
11 15 (7.28%) Project Management
12 13 (6.31%) Low Latency
12 13 (6.31%) Test Automation
13 12 (5.83%) CRM
14 11 (5.34%) Presales
14 11 (5.34%) Unit Testing
15 10 (4.85%) OO
15 10 (4.85%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 75 (36.41%) Java
2 60 (29.13%) C#
3 50 (24.27%) SQL
4 44 (21.36%) Python
5 31 (15.05%) C++
6 25 (12.14%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.34%) Java 8
7 11 (5.34%) Ruby
8 10 (4.85%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.37%) MATLAB
9 9 (4.37%) R
10 7 (3.40%) Scala
11 6 (2.91%) Kotlin
12 5 (2.43%) Perl
13 3 (1.46%) Go
13 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.97%) F#
14 2 (0.97%) Haskell
14 2 (0.97%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (30.10%) Degree
2 17 (8.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.43%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (1.46%) CCNP
5 3 (1.46%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.49%) CEH
6 1 (0.49%) CFA
6 1 (0.49%) CISM
6 1 (0.49%) CISSP
6 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.85%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.88%) Docker
3 2 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.43%) Ansible
1 5 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.43%) Puppet
2 4 (1.94%) Salt
3 3 (1.46%) Grafana
3 3 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.46%) Nagios
4 1 (0.49%) Control-M
4 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 28 (13.59%) Oracle
2 20 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.85%) Charles River
4 7 (3.40%) Cisco
5 5 (2.43%) FactSet
5 5 (2.43%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.43%) Vermilion
6 3 (1.46%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.46%) Fortinet
6 3 (1.46%) Palo Alto
7 2 (0.97%) Capita
7 2 (0.97%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.97%) GoldenSource
7 2 (0.97%) Hortonworks
7 2 (0.97%) MapR
7 2 (0.97%) Tableau
7 2 (0.97%) Teradata
8 1 (0.49%) Perforce
8 1 (0.49%) Portware
8 1 (0.49%) VMware