Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 182 143 186
Rank change year-on-year -39 +43 -41
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 145 263 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.46% 2.39% 1.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.57% 5.66% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 126 224 131
City of London median annual salary £93,750 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.23% +13.04% -28.13%
10th Percentile £43,750 £39,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £175,000 £97,500 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £76,250 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +17.31% +8.33% -25.00%

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 4,060 4,648 4,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.83% 42.31% 42.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3,501 4,185 3,807
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +1.69%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 75 (51.72%) Python
2 70 (48.28%) Finance
3 55 (37.93%) SQL
4 53 (36.55%) Linux
5 40 (27.59%) Java
6 37 (25.52%) C++
7 35 (24.14%) Windows
8 31 (21.38%) C#
9 28 (19.31%) Unix
10 27 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (18.62%) Degree
11 26 (17.93%) Front Office
12 25 (17.24%) Computer Science
13 24 (16.55%) Greenfield Project
14 20 (13.79%) Multithreading
15 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
15 19 (13.10%) FIX Protocol
16 18 (12.41%) SQL Server
16 18 (12.41%) High-Frequency Trading
17 17 (11.72%) JavaScript
17 17 (11.72%) AWS
18 16 (11.03%) Software Engineering
18 16 (11.03%) .NET
18 16 (11.03%) Oracle
19 15 (10.34%) Fixed Income
19 15 (10.34%) Equities
19 15 (10.34%) AngularJS
19 15 (10.34%) Fintech
20 14 (9.66%) Analytics
20 14 (9.66%) Low Latency

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 (0.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.69%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.72%) AWS
2 10 (6.90%) Azure
2 10 (6.90%) GCP
3 7 (4.83%) Office 365
4 4 (2.76%) SaaS
5 3 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.59%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.76%) WAN
3 3 (2.07%) LAN
3 3 (2.07%) VPN
3 3 (2.07%) Wireless
4 2 (1.38%) SAN
5 1 (0.69%) Firewall
5 1 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.90%) KDB
3 6 (4.14%) Big Data
3 6 (4.14%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.45%) Blockchain
5 3 (2.07%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.07%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.38%) Event Store
6 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.69%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.69%) MS Access
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.69%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Cucumber
1 9 (6.21%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.45%) Subversion
3 3 (2.07%) Maven
4 2 (1.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.69%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.69%) CMake
5 1 (0.69%) Flyway
5 1 (0.69%) Gradle
5 1 (0.69%) JIRA
5 1 (0.69%) JMeter
5 1 (0.69%) JUnit
5 1 (0.69%) Selenium
5 1 (0.69%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.69%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 70 (48.28%) Finance
2 26 (17.93%) Front Office
3 14 (9.66%) Financial Institution
4 9 (6.21%) Banking
5 5 (3.45%) Marketing
6 4 (2.76%) Prime Brokerage
7 3 (2.07%) Back Office
8 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (46.90%) Developer
2 22 (15.17%) Python Developer
3 20 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 16 (11.03%) C# Developer
5 14 (9.66%) Quantitative Developer
6 13 (8.97%) Analyst
6 13 (8.97%) Java Developer
7 12 (8.28%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.90%) C++ Developer
9 9 (6.21%) Service Analyst
9 9 (6.21%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (5.52%) Applications Support
10 8 (5.52%) Front Office Developer
11 7 (4.83%) Applications Engineer
11 7 (4.83%) Applications Support Engineer
12 6 (4.14%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 6 (4.14%) Software Developer
12 6 (4.14%) Team Leader
13 5 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (3.45%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.10%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (11.03%) .NET
3 15 (10.34%) AngularJS
4 14 (9.66%) ASP.NET
5 12 (8.28%) Spring
6 10 (6.90%) React
7 8 (5.52%) HTML
8 5 (3.45%) J2EE
9 4 (2.76%) COM
9 4 (2.76%) CSS
9 4 (2.76%) RESTful
10 3 (2.07%) .NET Core
10 3 (2.07%) HTML5
10 3 (2.07%) Node.js
10 3 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.07%) REST
10 3 (2.07%) Velocity
11 2 (1.38%) Redux
11 2 (1.38%) RxJS
11 2 (1.38%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.55%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (10.34%) Equities
2 15 (10.34%) Fixed Income
3 14 (9.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.90%) Algorithms
6 7 (4.83%) Data Structures
7 6 (4.14%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.45%) Derivative
9 4 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.38%) Bitcoin
10 2 (1.38%) Grid Computing
10 2 (1.38%) User Experience
11 1 (0.69%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.69%) Exotic Derivative
11 1 (0.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.69%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 53 (36.55%) Linux
2 35 (24.14%) Windows
3 28 (19.31%) Unix
4 14 (9.66%) Windows Server
5 13 (8.97%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (17.24%) Computer Science
3 20 (13.79%) Multithreading
4 18 (12.41%) High-Frequency Trading
5 16 (11.03%) Software Engineering
6 15 (10.34%) Fintech
7 14 (9.66%) Analytics
7 14 (9.66%) Low Latency
8 13 (8.97%) Asset Management
8 13 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (8.28%) Microservices
10 11 (7.59%) ITSM
10 11 (7.59%) TDD
11 10 (6.90%) Algorithmic Trading
11 10 (6.90%) Mathematics
11 10 (6.90%) Test Automation
12 9 (6.21%) Risk Management
13 8 (5.52%) Electronic Trading
13 8 (5.52%) SDLC
14 7 (4.83%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (51.72%) Python
2 55 (37.93%) SQL
3 40 (27.59%) Java
4 37 (25.52%) C++
5 31 (21.38%) C#
6 17 (11.72%) JavaScript
7 9 (6.21%) Perl
8 8 (5.52%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.14%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.45%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.45%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.76%) C
11 4 (2.76%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.76%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.38%) F#
12 2 (1.38%) Java 8
12 2 (1.38%) Ruby
12 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.69%) R
13 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (18.62%) Degree
2 8 (5.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (2.76%) PhD
5 3 (2.07%) MCSE
5 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.38%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.38%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.28%) QA
2 9 (6.21%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.28%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.90%) Docker
3 7 (4.83%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (6.90%) Kubernetes
2 9 (6.21%) Control-M
3 4 (2.76%) SCCM
4 3 (2.07%) Ansible
4 3 (2.07%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.07%) WSUS
5 2 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.03%) Oracle
3 8 (5.52%) Sybase
4 6 (4.14%) Citrix
5 4 (2.76%) Bloomberg
5 4 (2.76%) VMware
6 3 (2.07%) BMC
6 3 (2.07%) Google
6 3 (2.07%) Remedy
6 3 (2.07%) Reuters
6 3 (2.07%) Tableau
7 2 (1.38%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.38%) Altiris
8 1 (0.69%) Advent
8 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.69%) IBM
8 1 (0.69%) Murex
8 1 (0.69%) OpenLink
8 1 (0.69%) SunGard