Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 167 168 163
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +9
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 148 180 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.65% 1.74% 1.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.03% 4.21% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 127 152 162
City of London median annual salary £90,000 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +25.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £212,500 £122,250 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £75,000 £63,750
% change year-on-year +20.00% +17.65% -5.56%

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 3,669 4,273 4,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.88% 41.41% 41.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,133 3,792 3,930
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £39,223 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £96,250 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +4.35%

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 16 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 96 (64.86%) Finance
2 87 (58.78%) Python
3 61 (41.22%) SQL
4 54 (36.49%) Linux
5 45 (30.41%) C++
6 42 (28.38%) Java
7 38 (25.68%) Degree
8 36 (24.32%) Unix
9 33 (22.30%) Computer Science
10 26 (17.57%) Windows
11 25 (16.89%) C#
11 25 (16.89%) FIX Protocol
11 25 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (16.22%) AWS
12 24 (16.22%) Front Office
13 23 (15.54%) QA
14 22 (14.86%) Investment Management
15 21 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
16 20 (13.51%) Quantitative Research
16 20 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (12.84%) KDB
17 19 (12.84%) Mathematics
17 19 (12.84%) Data Science
18 17 (11.49%) Docker
18 17 (11.49%) Kubernetes
18 17 (11.49%) Fintech
18 17 (11.49%) Machine Learning
19 16 (10.81%) PowerShell
19 16 (10.81%) Test Automation
19 16 (10.81%) Software Engineering

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 8 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.05%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.35%) Apache
4 2 (1.35%) IIS
4 2 (1.35%) nginx
5 1 (0.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.68%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.22%) AWS
2 15 (10.14%) Azure
3 9 (6.08%) GCP
3 9 (6.08%) Office 365
4 6 (4.05%) Amazon S3
5 5 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.35%) CloudBees
6 2 (1.35%) GitHub
7 1 (0.68%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.14%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.05%) FTP
3 3 (2.03%) LAN
3 3 (2.03%) WAN
4 2 (1.35%) VPN
4 2 (1.35%) Wireless
5 1 (0.68%) DHCP
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.84%) KDB
2 15 (10.14%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.43%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.05%) Big Data
4 6 (4.05%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.38%) Kdb+
5 5 (3.38%) MySQL
6 3 (2.03%) Apache Ignite
6 3 (2.03%) Hazelcast
6 3 (2.03%) Snowflake Schema
6 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (8.11%) Cucumber
2 5 (3.38%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.70%) Selenium
4 3 (2.03%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.35%) Cypress.io
5 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.35%) JUnit
5 2 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.35%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.35%) TestNG
6 1 (0.68%) GitLab
6 1 (0.68%) JIRA
6 1 (0.68%) kappa
6 1 (0.68%) NUnit
6 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 96 (64.86%) Finance
2 24 (16.22%) Front Office
3 12 (8.11%) Marketing
4 9 (6.08%) Back Office
5 8 (5.41%) Banking
5 8 (5.41%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (42.57%) Developer
2 21 (14.19%) Python Developer
3 20 (13.51%) Support Engineer
4 16 (10.81%) Senior Developer
5 13 (8.78%) Developer in Test
5 13 (8.78%) Software Developer
6 12 (8.11%) Java Developer
7 10 (6.76%) Front Office Developer
8 9 (6.08%) Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) Data Scientist
8 9 (6.08%) Quantitative Developer
9 8 (5.41%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.41%) Senior Software Developer
10 7 (4.73%) Data Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) Python Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) Senior Python Developer
11 6 (4.05%) Applications Developer
11 6 (4.05%) Graduate Developer
11 6 (4.05%) Java Applications Developer
11 6 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.89%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (8.78%) Kafka
3 12 (8.11%) React
4 11 (7.43%) .NET
5 8 (5.41%) Node.js
6 7 (4.73%) CSS
6 7 (4.73%) HTML
6 7 (4.73%) Web Services
7 6 (4.05%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.38%) LESS
8 5 (3.38%) Sass
9 4 (2.70%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.03%) .NET Core
10 3 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (1.35%) COM
11 2 (1.35%) JSON
12 1 (0.68%) NumPy
12 1 (0.68%) SciPy
12 1 (0.68%) STL
12 1 (0.68%) Vuex
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.46%) Management Information System
3 13 (8.78%) Algorithms
3 13 (8.78%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (6.76%) Fixed Income
4 10 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (5.41%) Derivative
6 7 (4.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (3.38%) Equities
8 3 (2.03%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.35%) User Experience
9 2 (1.35%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (36.49%) Linux
2 36 (24.32%) Unix
3 26 (17.57%) Windows
4 7 (4.73%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.05%) Windows 10
5 6 (4.05%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.03%) Android
7 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.30%) Computer Science
2 25 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (14.86%) Investment Management
4 21 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (13.51%) Quantitative Research
6 19 (12.84%) Data Science
6 19 (12.84%) Mathematics
7 17 (11.49%) Fintech
7 17 (11.49%) Machine Learning
8 16 (10.81%) Software Engineering
8 16 (10.81%) Test Automation
9 15 (10.14%) Critical Thinking
10 13 (8.78%) SDET
11 12 (8.11%) Multithreading
11 12 (8.11%) SDLC
11 12 (8.11%) TDD
12 11 (7.43%) Asset Management
12 11 (7.43%) BDD
13 10 (6.76%) Microservices
14 9 (6.08%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (58.78%) Python
2 61 (41.22%) SQL
3 45 (30.41%) C++
4 42 (28.38%) Java
5 25 (16.89%) C#
6 16 (10.81%) PowerShell
7 14 (9.46%) JavaScript
8 11 (7.43%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.38%) C
10 4 (2.70%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.70%) Perl
10 4 (2.70%) R
11 3 (2.03%) Ruby
11 3 (2.03%) Scala
12 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.35%) F#
13 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (25.68%) Degree
2 14 (9.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.70%) PhD
4 3 (2.03%) CREST Certified
4 3 (2.03%) OSCP
5 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.68%) MCITP
5 1 (0.68%) MCSA
5 1 (0.68%) MCSE
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.54%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) MiFID
2 3 (2.03%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (11.49%) Docker
2 10 (6.76%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (11.49%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.05%) SCCM
3 2 (1.35%) SCOM
3 2 (1.35%) Terraform
3 2 (1.35%) WSUS
4 1 (0.68%) Ansible
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (8.78%) Sybase
2 9 (6.08%) Remedy
3 7 (4.73%) Google
3 7 (4.73%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.70%) Citrix
4 4 (2.70%) VMware
5 3 (2.03%) Bloomberg
5 3 (2.03%) Oracle
5 3 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.35%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.35%) Altiris
6 2 (1.35%) Reuters
6 2 (1.35%) Tableau
7 1 (0.68%) Apple
7 1 (0.68%) Cadence
7 1 (0.68%) Calypso
7 1 (0.68%) Charles River
7 1 (0.68%) SAP