Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 150 130
Rank change year-on-year -18 -20 +53
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 177 216 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.70% 2.02% 2.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.61% 4.22% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 149 164 275
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,800 £37,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £130,000 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year -3.70% - +12.50%

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 4,904 5,121 6,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 46.98% 47.92% 47.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4,378 4,677 5,796
City of London median annual salary £61,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.96% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +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 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT jobs citing Hedge funds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 130 (73.45%) Finance
2 80 (45.20%) Java
3 68 (38.42%) Fintech
4 60 (33.90%) C#
5 59 (33.33%) Degree
6 45 (25.42%) Mathematics
7 43 (24.29%) Computer Science
8 42 (23.73%) C++
8 42 (23.73%) Python
9 40 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (20.90%) SQL
10 37 (20.90%) Front Office
11 32 (18.08%) Banking
12 30 (16.95%) TDD
13 28 (15.82%) Risk Management
14 27 (15.25%) Linux
15 24 (13.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 24 (13.56%) Investment Management
16 23 (12.99%) Investment Banking
17 22 (12.43%) Equities
18 21 (11.86%) QA
18 21 (11.86%) JavaScript
18 21 (11.86%) Test Automation
19 20 (11.30%) Multithreading
19 20 (11.30%) Test Strategy
19 20 (11.30%) Asset Management
20 19 (10.73%) Windows
20 19 (10.73%) MATLAB
20 19 (10.73%) Project Management
21 18 (10.17%) SQL Server

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 5 (2.82%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.13%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.56%) HipChat
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.08%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.13%) Bloomberg AIM
4 2 (1.13%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.56%) Beauchamp
5 1 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.56%) Summit
5 1 (0.56%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.52%) Office 365
3 4 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.82%) FIX Connectivity
1 5 (2.82%) LAN
2 4 (2.26%) VPN
2 4 (2.26%) Wireless
3 3 (1.69%) BGP
3 3 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (1.69%) IPsec
3 3 (1.69%) MRTG
3 3 (1.69%) Multicast
3 3 (1.69%) NX-OS
3 3 (1.69%) OSPF
3 3 (1.69%) SNMP
3 3 (1.69%) WAN
3 3 (1.69%) WebEx
4 2 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.56%) DNS
5 1 (0.56%) Internet
5 1 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.52%) Big Data
3 6 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.26%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.26%) OLAP
5 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.69%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.13%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (8.47%) JIRA
2 13 (7.34%) JUnit
3 9 (5.08%) Eclipse
3 9 (5.08%) Maven
3 9 (5.08%) Mockito
4 5 (2.82%) NUnit
5 2 (1.13%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.13%) Moq
5 2 (1.13%) MSTest
5 2 (1.13%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (1.13%) Selenium
5 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.13%) Subversion
5 2 (1.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
General
1 130 (73.45%) Finance
2 37 (20.90%) Front Office
3 32 (18.08%) Banking
4 23 (12.99%) Investment Banking
5 14 (7.91%) Financial Institution
6 8 (4.52%) Back Office
7 7 (3.95%) Advertising
8 5 (2.82%) French Language
8 5 (2.82%) German Language
9 4 (2.26%) Marketing
9 4 (2.26%) Spanish Language
10 2 (1.13%) Games
11 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.56%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 68 (38.42%) Developer
2 43 (24.29%) Analyst
3 35 (19.77%) Java Developer
4 16 (9.04%) Qualitative Analyst
4 16 (9.04%) Quantitative Analyst
5 14 (7.91%) Consultant
6 13 (7.34%) Credit Analyst
7 11 (6.21%) Junior
7 11 (6.21%) Quantitative Developer
8 9 (5.08%) C# Developer
8 9 (5.08%) Graduate
8 9 (5.08%) Graduate Developer
8 9 (5.08%) Graduate Java Developer
8 9 (5.08%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.95%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.95%) QA Engineer
9 7 (3.95%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.95%) Support Specialist
10 6 (3.39%) C++ Developer
10 6 (3.39%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.04%) .NET
1 16 (9.04%) Middleware
2 10 (5.65%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (5.65%) Spring
3 9 (5.08%) HTML
3 9 (5.08%) J2EE
4 8 (4.52%) Swing
4 8 (4.52%) WPF
5 6 (3.39%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.39%) HTML5
6 5 (2.82%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.26%) Akka
7 4 (2.26%) J2SE
7 4 (2.26%) Java SE
7 4 (2.26%) MDX
7 4 (2.26%) React
7 4 (2.26%) Redux
7 4 (2.26%) XML
8 3 (1.69%) Ajax
8 3 (1.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 68 (38.42%) Fintech
2 43 (24.29%) Computer Science
3 24 (13.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (12.43%) Equities
5 12 (6.78%) Algorithms
6 10 (5.65%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.26%) Derivative
8 3 (1.69%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.69%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.69%) Replication
9 2 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.13%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.13%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.13%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.13%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.56%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.56%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.25%) Linux
2 19 (10.73%) Windows
3 10 (5.65%) Unix
4 7 (3.95%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.69%) Android
6 3 (1.69%) CentOS
6 3 (1.69%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.69%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.42%) Mathematics
2 40 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (16.95%) TDD
4 28 (15.82%) Risk Management
5 24 (13.56%) Investment Management
6 21 (11.86%) Test Automation
7 20 (11.30%) Asset Management
7 20 (11.30%) Multithreading
7 20 (11.30%) Test Strategy
8 19 (10.73%) Project Management
9 17 (9.60%) Physics
9 17 (9.60%) Presales
10 15 (8.47%) Coaching
10 15 (8.47%) Creative Thinking
10 15 (8.47%) E-Commerce
10 15 (8.47%) Financial Modelling
10 15 (8.47%) Process Improvement
10 15 (8.47%) Validation
11 14 (7.91%) BDD
11 14 (7.91%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 80 (45.20%) Java
2 60 (33.90%) C#
3 42 (23.73%) C++
3 42 (23.73%) Python
4 37 (20.90%) SQL
5 21 (11.86%) JavaScript
6 19 (10.73%) MATLAB
7 15 (8.47%) R
8 10 (5.65%) Ruby
8 10 (5.65%) Scala
9 5 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.13%) Perl
11 2 (1.13%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.56%) F#
12 1 (0.56%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 59 (33.33%) Degree
2 10 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.39%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.69%) CCNP
4 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.56%) CFA
6 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.86%) QA
2 2 (1.13%) Basel III
2 2 (1.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.13%) Docker
3 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) Ansible
2 4 (2.26%) Grafana
2 4 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.26%) Puppet
3 3 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.69%) Nagios
4 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.56%) logstash
5 1 (0.56%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.56%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.56%) Salt
5 1 (0.56%) SCCM
5 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (7.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.95%) Charles River
2 7 (3.95%) Oracle
3 4 (2.26%) VMware
4 3 (1.69%) Bloomberg
4 3 (1.69%) BMC
4 3 (1.69%) Cisco
4 3 (1.69%) FactSet
4 3 (1.69%) Fortinet
4 3 (1.69%) Palo Alto
4 3 (1.69%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.69%) Remedy
4 3 (1.69%) Snow
4 3 (1.69%) TIBCO
4 3 (1.69%) Vermilion
5 2 (1.13%) GoldenSource
5 2 (1.13%) StreamBase
6 1 (0.56%) Apple
6 1 (0.56%) Murex
6 1 (0.56%) Sophis