Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 164 158 174
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16 -6
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 60 140 181
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.29% 1.58% 1.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.28% 3.86% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 48 124 156
Median annual salary £81,250 £90,000 £83,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.72% +7.46% +31.37%
10th Percentile £46,750 £42,875 £48,750
90th Percentile £150,750 £194,000 £137,500
Central London median annual salary £81,250 £90,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -9.72% +20.00% +15.38%

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 1,831 3,630 4,239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.25% 40.85% 41.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,593 3,164 3,781
Median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £44,000 £38,750 £39,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £107,500 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%

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 7 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 32 (53.33%) Finance
2 27 (45.00%) SQL
3 24 (40.00%) C#
4 23 (38.33%) Python
5 20 (33.33%) Kubernetes
6 17 (28.33%) Linux
6 17 (28.33%) Computer Science
7 16 (26.67%) C++
7 16 (26.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (26.67%) Docker
8 14 (23.33%) Java
9 13 (21.67%) Degree
10 12 (20.00%) .NET
10 12 (20.00%) Fixed Income
10 12 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (18.33%) SDLC
12 10 (16.67%) Front Office
12 10 (16.67%) Banking
12 10 (16.67%) Asset Management
13 9 (15.00%) Investment Banking
14 8 (13.33%) Fintech
14 8 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (10.00%) Equities
15 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
15 6 (10.00%) Mathematics
15 6 (10.00%) AWS
15 6 (10.00%) AngularJS
15 6 (10.00%) Low Latency
15 6 (10.00%) React
15 6 (10.00%) DevOps

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 1 (1.67%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) AWS
2 5 (8.33%) Azure
3 2 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.67%) GCP
4 1 (1.67%) SaaS
4 1 (1.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) DNS
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
2 2 (3.33%) VPN
2 2 (3.33%) Wireless
3 1 (1.67%) AMQP
3 1 (1.67%) BGP
3 1 (1.67%) FTP
3 1 (1.67%) Multicast
3 1 (1.67%) OSPF
3 1 (1.67%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
2 2 (3.33%) Redis
3 1 (1.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.67%) KDB
3 1 (1.67%) Kdb+
3 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) GitLab
2 1 (1.67%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (53.33%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
2 10 (16.67%) Front Office
3 9 (15.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Advertising
4 4 (6.67%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.00%) Back Office
6 2 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (66.67%) Developer
2 16 (26.67%) Quantitative Developer
3 14 (23.33%) C# Developer
4 12 (20.00%) Python Developer
5 8 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 7 (11.67%) .NET Developer
7 6 (10.00%) Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) C# Quant Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Junior
8 4 (6.67%) Junior C# Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Junior Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Service Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) C# Pricing Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Pricing Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Python Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (10.00%) React
3 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET Core
3 4 (6.67%) REST
4 3 (5.00%) .NET Core
4 3 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (3.33%) NumPy
5 2 (3.33%) Pandas
5 2 (3.33%) Redux
6 1 (1.67%) Dask
6 1 (1.67%) gRPC
6 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.67%) RESTful
6 1 (1.67%) SciPy
6 1 (1.67%) Web Services
6 1 (1.67%) WinForms
6 1 (1.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (20.00%) Fixed Income
2 12 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (10.00%) Equities
4 3 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.00%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.00%) Derivative
5 2 (3.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.67%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) Windows
3 2 (3.33%) Unix
3 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Computer Science
2 11 (18.33%) SDLC
3 10 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 8 (13.33%) Fintech
5 6 (10.00%) DevOps
5 6 (10.00%) Low Latency
5 6 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 5 (8.33%) Analytics
6 5 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (6.67%) Business Process Analysis
7 4 (6.67%) Microservices
7 4 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 4 (6.67%) Requirements Gathering
7 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.00%) Electronic Trading
8 3 (5.00%) Issue Tracking
8 3 (5.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.33%) Quantitative Finance
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.00%) SQL
2 24 (40.00%) C#
3 23 (38.33%) Python
4 16 (26.67%) C++
5 14 (23.33%) Java
6 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 2 (3.33%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.67%) Go
8 1 (1.67%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Degree
2 8 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (8.33%) Master's Degree
4 2 (3.33%) CCNP
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) GDPR
1 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 16 (26.67%) Docker
2 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (33.33%) Kubernetes
2 5 (8.33%) Ansible
2 5 (8.33%) Terraform
3 2 (3.33%) Packer
3 2 (3.33%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.33%) WSUS
4 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Arista
2 2 (3.33%) Palo Alto
2 2 (3.33%) VMware
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco
3 1 (1.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.67%) Progress