Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 179 179 164
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15 +6
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 119 166 203
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.35% 1.60% 1.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.35% 3.90% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 104 148 176
Median annual salary £82,500 £87,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.71% +34.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £42,875 £48,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £180,000 £138,250 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +1.82%

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 3,548 4,255 4,478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.34% 41.03% 41.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,054 3,758 3,929
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £40,000 £39,750 £36,950
90th Percentile £106,250 £97,500 £95,000
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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Hedge funds in the City of London over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 91 (76.47%) Finance
2 59 (49.58%) Python
3 37 (31.09%) SQL
4 34 (28.57%) Java
5 33 (27.73%) Linux
6 28 (23.53%) Degree
7 27 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (22.69%) C++
8 24 (20.17%) C#
9 23 (19.33%) Computer Science
10 22 (18.49%) Investment Management
10 22 (18.49%) AWS
10 22 (18.49%) Unix
11 20 (16.81%) Fintech
12 19 (15.97%) Front Office
13 17 (14.29%) Windows
13 17 (14.29%) Docker
13 17 (14.29%) Kubernetes
14 16 (13.45%) Data Science
14 16 (13.45%) .NET
14 16 (13.45%) SQL Server
14 16 (13.45%) PowerShell
15 15 (12.61%) Azure
15 15 (12.61%) Quantitative Research
16 14 (11.76%) Machine Learning
16 14 (11.76%) Mathematics
17 13 (10.92%) FIX Protocol
17 13 (10.92%) QA
17 13 (10.92%) JavaScript
17 13 (10.92%) Computer Science Degree

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 9 (7.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.04%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.52%) Apache
3 3 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.52%) IIS
3 3 (2.52%) nginx
4 1 (0.84%) Confluence
4 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.84%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.68%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.49%) AWS
2 15 (12.61%) Azure
3 8 (6.72%) GCP
4 7 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (5.88%) Office 365
5 5 (4.20%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.52%) CloudBees
6 3 (2.52%) GitHub
7 1 (0.84%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.84%) SaaS
7 1 (0.84%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) FTP
2 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.84%) DHCP
3 1 (0.84%) DNS
3 1 (0.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.08%) KDB
3 7 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.20%) Big Data
4 5 (4.20%) Kdb+
4 5 (4.20%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.20%) MySQL
5 3 (2.52%) Apache Ignite
5 3 (2.52%) Hazelcast
5 3 (2.52%) Snowflake Schema
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.84%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.20%) Selenium
2 4 (3.36%) WebDriver
3 3 (2.52%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.52%) JIRA
3 3 (2.52%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.52%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.68%) Cypress.io
4 2 (1.68%) JUnit
4 2 (1.68%) TestNG
5 1 (0.84%) GitLab
5 1 (0.84%) kappa
5 1 (0.84%) NUnit
5 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 91 (76.47%) Finance
2 19 (15.97%) Front Office
3 9 (7.56%) Banking
3 9 (7.56%) Marketing
4 8 (6.72%) Back Office
5 6 (5.04%) Financial Institution
6 5 (4.20%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (42.86%) Developer
2 13 (10.92%) Python Developer
3 10 (8.40%) Developer in Test
3 10 (8.40%) Java Developer
3 10 (8.40%) Software Developer
4 9 (7.56%) Front Office Developer
4 9 (7.56%) Python Engineer
4 9 (7.56%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.72%) C# Developer
5 8 (6.72%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.88%) Analyst
6 7 (5.88%) Quantitative Developer
7 6 (5.04%) Applications Developer
7 6 (5.04%) Applications Support
7 6 (5.04%) Data Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (5.04%) Java Applications Developer
7 6 (5.04%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Graduate
8 5 (4.20%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.45%) .NET
2 13 (10.92%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (9.24%) Kafka
4 10 (8.40%) Node.js
5 8 (6.72%) CSS
5 8 (6.72%) HTML
5 8 (6.72%) React
6 6 (5.04%) .NET Framework
6 6 (5.04%) Web Services
7 5 (4.20%) .NET Core
7 5 (4.20%) LESS
7 5 (4.20%) Sass
8 3 (2.52%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.52%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.68%) JSON
9 2 (1.68%) Redux
9 2 (1.68%) Vuex
10 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Core
10 1 (0.84%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (6.72%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (6.72%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.88%) Derivative
4 7 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (5.04%) Equities
6 5 (4.20%) Fixed Income
7 4 (3.36%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.52%) User Experience
9 2 (1.68%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.73%) Linux
2 22 (18.49%) Unix
3 17 (14.29%) Windows
4 4 (3.36%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.52%) Android
6 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.33%) Computer Science
3 22 (18.49%) Investment Management
4 20 (16.81%) Fintech
5 16 (13.45%) Data Science
6 15 (12.61%) Quantitative Research
7 14 (11.76%) Machine Learning
7 14 (11.76%) Mathematics
8 12 (10.08%) Asset Management
8 12 (10.08%) BDD
8 12 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (10.08%) TDD
9 11 (9.24%) Critical Thinking
9 11 (9.24%) Software Engineering
10 10 (8.40%) Microservices
10 10 (8.40%) Multithreading
10 10 (8.40%) SDET
10 10 (8.40%) SDLC
11 9 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (7.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 59 (49.58%) Python
2 37 (31.09%) SQL
3 34 (28.57%) Java
4 27 (22.69%) C++
5 24 (20.17%) C#
6 16 (13.45%) PowerShell
7 13 (10.92%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.04%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.20%) MATLAB
9 5 (4.20%) R
10 4 (3.36%) Perl
11 3 (2.52%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.52%) C
11 3 (2.52%) Ruby
11 3 (2.52%) Scala
12 2 (1.68%) F#
12 2 (1.68%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.84%) Julia
13 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (23.53%) Degree
2 13 (10.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.36%) PhD
4 3 (2.52%) CREST Certified
4 3 (2.52%) OSCP
5 2 (1.68%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.84%) CISA
6 1 (0.84%) CISM
6 1 (0.84%) CISSP
6 1 (0.84%) CRISC
6 1 (0.84%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.84%) MCITP
6 1 (0.84%) MCSA
6 1 (0.84%) MCSE
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.92%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) MiFID
3 2 (1.68%) PMO
4 1 (0.84%) COBIT
4 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.84%) ITGC
4 1 (0.84%) NIST
4 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (14.29%) Docker
2 7 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.68%) SCCM
2 2 (1.68%) SCOM
2 2 (1.68%) Terraform
3 1 (0.84%) Ansible
3 1 (0.84%) Icinga
3 1 (0.84%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (5.88%) Sybase
2 6 (5.04%) Google
2 6 (5.04%) Remedy
3 4 (3.36%) Citrix
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.52%) VMware
5 1 (0.84%) Apple
5 1 (0.84%) Cadence
5 1 (0.84%) Calypso
5 1 (0.84%) Charles River
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle
5 1 (0.84%) SAP
5 1 (0.84%) Splunk