Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 143 169
Rank change year-on-year -29 +26 -28
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 160 247 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.61% 2.20% 1.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.94% 5.25% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 137 208 138
City of London median annual salary £90,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% +8.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £50,000 £41,250 £34,625
90th Percentile £212,500 £113,250 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £86,250 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +32.69% - -15.03%

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 4,056 4,701 4,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.82% 41.87% 41.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,432 4,196 3,791
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £103,625 £95,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +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 5 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 101 (63.13%) Python
2 85 (53.13%) Finance
3 75 (46.88%) SQL
4 66 (41.25%) Linux
5 48 (30.00%) Unix
6 44 (27.50%) C++
7 36 (22.50%) Java
8 35 (21.88%) Windows
8 35 (21.88%) Computer Science
9 34 (21.25%) Degree
10 30 (18.75%) FIX Protocol
11 25 (15.63%) C#
11 25 (15.63%) Front Office
11 25 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (13.75%) QA
12 22 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (13.13%) Greenfield Project
13 21 (13.13%) KDB
13 21 (13.13%) AWS
14 20 (12.50%) Fintech
15 19 (11.88%) Quantitative Research
15 19 (11.88%) Software Engineering
15 19 (11.88%) SQL Server
16 18 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (10.63%) Critical Thinking
17 17 (10.63%) Multithreading
17 17 (10.63%) Mathematics
17 17 (10.63%) PowerShell
18 16 (10.00%) Sybase
19 15 (9.38%) Algorithms

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 7 (4.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.63%) Confluence
3 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.63%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.13%) AWS
2 9 (5.63%) Azure
2 9 (5.63%) Office 365
3 6 (3.75%) GCP
4 5 (3.13%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.25%) SaaS
5 2 (1.25%) Serverless
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.63%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.75%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.50%) FTP
3 3 (1.88%) LAN
3 3 (1.88%) WAN
4 2 (1.25%) SAN
4 2 (1.25%) VPN
4 2 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.13%) KDB
2 19 (11.88%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.88%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.75%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.13%) Big Data
5 5 (3.13%) MySQL
6 3 (1.88%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.88%) Kdb+
6 3 (1.88%) Snowflake Schema
6 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.63%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.63%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.63%) MS Access
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.63%) Power BI
7 1 (0.63%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 13 (8.13%) Cucumber
2 9 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.88%) Maven
4 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.25%) JIRA
4 2 (1.25%) JUnit
5 1 (0.63%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.63%) Flyway
5 1 (0.63%) GitLab
5 1 (0.63%) Gradle
5 1 (0.63%) kappa
5 1 (0.63%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.63%) Subversion
5 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.63%) TestNG
5 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 85 (53.13%) Finance
2 25 (15.63%) Front Office
3 12 (7.50%) Marketing
4 9 (5.63%) Back Office
5 7 (4.38%) Banking
5 7 (4.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (45.63%) Developer
2 31 (19.38%) Python Developer
3 25 (15.63%) Support Engineer
4 16 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 13 (8.13%) Quantitative Developer
6 12 (7.50%) Java Developer
7 11 (6.88%) C# Developer
8 9 (5.63%) Data Scientist
8 9 (5.63%) Developer in Test
8 9 (5.63%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.00%) Senior Software Developer
10 7 (4.38%) Analyst
10 7 (4.38%) Front Office Developer
10 7 (4.38%) Senior Python Developer
10 7 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.75%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.75%) Lead Developer
11 6 (3.75%) Python Engineer
12 5 (3.13%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.75%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (8.13%) React
3 11 (6.88%) .NET
4 9 (5.63%) CSS
4 9 (5.63%) HTML
4 9 (5.63%) Kafka
5 8 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (4.38%) Web Services
7 6 (3.75%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.75%) Node.js
8 5 (3.13%) LESS
8 5 (3.13%) Sass
8 5 (3.13%) Spring
9 4 (2.50%) COM
10 2 (1.25%) HTML5
10 2 (1.25%) NumPy
10 2 (1.25%) Pandas
10 2 (1.25%) Spring Boot
10 2 (1.25%) WPF
11 1 (0.63%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.13%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.38%) Algorithms
4 14 (8.75%) Fixed Income
4 14 (8.75%) Management Information System
5 11 (6.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (5.63%) Equities
8 8 (5.00%) Derivative
9 4 (2.50%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.25%) Bitcoin
11 1 (0.63%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.63%) Robotics
11 1 (0.63%) User Experience
11 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (41.25%) Linux
2 48 (30.00%) Unix
3 35 (21.88%) Windows
4 8 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.38%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.13%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.63%) Android
7 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.88%) Computer Science
2 25 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (12.50%) Fintech
5 19 (11.88%) Quantitative Research
5 19 (11.88%) Software Engineering
6 17 (10.63%) Critical Thinking
6 17 (10.63%) Mathematics
6 17 (10.63%) Multithreading
7 15 (9.38%) SDLC
8 14 (8.75%) Test Automation
9 13 (8.13%) Data Science
9 13 (8.13%) Investment Management
9 13 (8.13%) Machine Learning
9 13 (8.13%) Risk Management
10 12 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (6.88%) Analytics
12 10 (6.25%) Artificial Intelligence
13 9 (5.63%) SDET
13 9 (5.63%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 101 (63.13%) Python
2 75 (46.88%) SQL
3 44 (27.50%) C++
4 36 (22.50%) Java
5 25 (15.63%) C#
6 17 (10.63%) PowerShell
7 13 (8.13%) JavaScript
8 11 (6.88%) Shell Script
9 8 (5.00%) MATLAB
9 8 (5.00%) Perl
10 7 (4.38%) C
11 5 (3.13%) R
11 5 (3.13%) Ruby
12 3 (1.88%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.88%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.88%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.25%) Java 8
13 2 (1.25%) Scala
14 1 (0.63%) Groovy
14 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (21.25%) Degree
2 8 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.75%) PhD
4 3 (1.88%) CREST Certified
4 3 (1.88%) OSCP
5 2 (1.25%) MCSE
5 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.63%) MCITP
6 1 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.75%) QA
2 3 (1.88%) MiFID
2 3 (1.88%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.25%) Docker
3 8 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.75%) SCCM
3 3 (1.88%) Ansible
4 2 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.25%) SCOM
4 2 (1.25%) Terraform
4 2 (1.25%) WSUS
5 1 (0.63%) Control-M
5 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (10.00%) Sybase
2 14 (8.75%) Oracle
3 11 (6.88%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.63%) Remedy
5 6 (3.75%) VMware
6 4 (2.50%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.88%) Citrix
7 3 (1.88%) Reuters
7 3 (1.88%) Tableau
8 2 (1.25%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.25%) Altiris
8 2 (1.25%) Google
9 1 (0.63%) Advent
9 1 (0.63%) BMC
9 1 (0.63%) Calypso
9 1 (0.63%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 1 (0.63%) IBM
9 1 (0.63%) SAP