Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 165 151
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14 -6
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 219 177 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.05% 1.71% 2.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.46% 3.74% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 180 147 181
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -25.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £43,750 £33,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £102,500 £130,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -10.34% +7.41%

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 4,906 4,730 5,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 45.99% 45.66% 45.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4,393 4,236 4,738
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% 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 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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.

1 112 (51.14%) Finance
2 80 (36.53%) Java
3 67 (30.59%) Python
4 64 (29.22%) Linux
5 62 (28.31%) SQL
6 59 (26.94%) Fintech
7 58 (26.48%) Degree
8 46 (21.00%) SQL Server
9 44 (20.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 41 (18.72%) Investment Management
11 40 (18.26%) C#
12 37 (16.89%) C++
13 35 (15.98%) Front Office
13 35 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (15.53%) Algorithmic Trading
15 33 (15.07%) Computer Science
15 33 (15.07%) Equities
15 33 (15.07%) .NET
16 32 (14.61%) Oracle
16 32 (14.61%) Workflow
17 30 (13.70%) Windows
17 30 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
18 29 (13.24%) DevOps
19 28 (12.79%) PowerShell
19 28 (12.79%) Perl
19 28 (12.79%) Greenfield Project
20 27 (12.33%) Unix
20 27 (12.33%) Asset Management
20 27 (12.33%) Open Source
21 23 (10.50%) Derivative

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 17 (7.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.37%) Jupyter
2 3 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.91%) Apache
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.46%) IIS
4 1 (0.46%) IPython
4 1 (0.46%) JBoss
4 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (7.76%) Front Arena
1 17 (7.76%) Markit EDM
1 17 (7.76%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.91%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 2 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.91%) Office 365
5 1 (0.46%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.65%) WebEx
2 5 (2.28%) Firewall
3 4 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (1.37%) Multicast
4 3 (1.37%) VPN
4 3 (1.37%) Wireless
5 2 (0.91%) DNS
5 2 (0.91%) Internet
5 2 (0.91%) Network Security
6 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.46%) HTTP
6 1 (0.46%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.46%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.46%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.46%) SAN
6 1 (0.46%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.46%) VoIP
6 1 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.68%) Crystal Reports
3 15 (6.85%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.57%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.11%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.20%) MySQL
6 7 (3.20%) SQLPlus
7 6 (2.74%) Big Data
7 6 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.74%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.37%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.91%) OpenTSDB
11 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.91%) Power BI
11 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (4.57%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.74%) Mockito
3 5 (2.28%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (2.28%) SpecFlow
3 5 (2.28%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.83%) Subversion
4 4 (1.83%) webpack
5 3 (1.37%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.37%) GitLab
5 3 (1.37%) Mocha
5 3 (1.37%) NUnit
5 3 (1.37%) Selenium
6 2 (0.91%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.91%) JUnit
6 2 (0.91%) Moq
6 2 (0.91%) MSTest
6 2 (0.91%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.46%) MSI
7 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 112 (51.14%) Finance
2 35 (15.98%) Front Office
3 20 (9.13%) Banking
4 18 (8.22%) Financial Institution
5 13 (5.94%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.65%) Advertising
7 6 (2.74%) Back Office
8 3 (1.37%) French Language
8 3 (1.37%) Games
8 3 (1.37%) Law
8 3 (1.37%) Legal
9 2 (0.91%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.91%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 54 (24.66%) Developer
2 37 (16.89%) Analyst
3 23 (10.50%) Java Developer
4 18 (8.22%) Administrator
5 17 (7.76%) Linux Administrator
5 17 (7.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 16 (7.31%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (7.31%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 16 (7.31%) Technical Analyst
7 15 (6.85%) Java Engineer
8 13 (5.94%) Senior Developer
8 13 (5.94%) Technical Engineer
9 12 (5.48%) Implementation Analyst
10 11 (5.02%) Software Engineer
10 11 (5.02%) Support Analyst
10 11 (5.02%) Support Engineer
11 9 (4.11%) Implementation Engineer
12 8 (3.65%) .NET Developer
12 8 (3.65%) C++ Software Engineer
12 8 (3.65%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.07%) .NET
2 22 (10.05%) FIX Protocol
3 19 (8.68%) XML
4 12 (5.48%) React
5 11 (5.02%) HTML
5 11 (5.02%) RESTful
6 10 (4.57%) Redux
7 9 (4.11%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.65%) Pandas
8 8 (3.65%) Web Services
9 7 (3.20%) Swing
10 6 (2.74%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.74%) CSS
10 6 (2.74%) NumPy
11 5 (2.28%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.28%) Kafka
11 5 (2.28%) REST
12 4 (1.83%) .NET Core
12 4 (1.83%) Java Concurrency
12 4 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 59 (26.94%) Fintech
2 44 (20.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 33 (15.07%) Equities
4 28 (12.79%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (10.50%) Derivative
6 22 (10.05%) Fixed Income
7 21 (9.59%) Algorithms
8 18 (8.22%) Data Centre
9 15 (6.85%) Data Structures
10 12 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (2.28%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.37%) Clustering
12 3 (1.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 3 (1.37%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.91%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.91%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.91%) Replication
13 2 (0.91%) User Experience
13 2 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (29.22%) Linux
2 30 (13.70%) Windows
3 27 (12.33%) Unix
4 15 (6.85%) Solaris
5 7 (3.20%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.91%) CentOS
6 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.72%) Investment Management
2 35 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (15.53%) Algorithmic Trading
4 33 (15.07%) Computer Science
5 32 (14.61%) Workflow
6 30 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (13.24%) DevOps
8 27 (12.33%) Asset Management
8 27 (12.33%) Open Source
9 21 (9.59%) Software Engineering
9 21 (9.59%) TDD
10 20 (9.13%) Mathematics
11 19 (8.68%) Low Latency
12 18 (8.22%) Business Analysis
13 17 (7.76%) Migration
14 16 (7.31%) Systematic Trading
15 14 (6.39%) Multithreading
15 14 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (5.94%) Analytics
16 13 (5.94%) OO
Programming Languages
1 80 (36.53%) Java
2 67 (30.59%) Python
3 62 (28.31%) SQL
4 40 (18.26%) C#
5 37 (16.89%) C++
6 28 (12.79%) Perl
6 28 (12.79%) PowerShell
7 18 (8.22%) JavaScript
8 14 (6.39%) Bash Shell
9 11 (5.02%) Scala
10 10 (4.57%) Java 8
11 8 (3.65%) ES6
12 6 (2.74%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.83%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.91%) C
14 2 (0.91%) F#
14 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.91%) Ruby
14 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 58 (26.48%) Degree
2 15 (6.85%) Numerate Degree
3 14 (6.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.83%) CCNP
4 4 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.37%) A+ Certification
5 3 (1.37%) CEH
5 3 (1.37%) CISSP
6 2 (0.91%) PhD
7 1 (0.46%) CCNA
7 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.74%) QA
2 4 (1.83%) SLA
3 2 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.91%) PMO
4 1 (0.46%) GDPR
4 1 (0.46%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (3.20%) Active Directory
1 7 (3.20%) Docker
2 4 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.37%) XenApp
4 2 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.46%) iptables
5 1 (0.46%) NFS
5 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.46%) vSphere
5 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (7.31%) Puppet
2 6 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.74%) SCCM
3 5 (2.28%) Ansible
4 3 (1.37%) Nagios
4 3 (1.37%) Terraform
5 2 (0.91%) Check_MK
5 2 (0.91%) Grafana
5 2 (0.91%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (0.91%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.91%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.91%) SCOM
5 2 (0.91%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.46%) Kibana
6 1 (0.46%) linkerd
6 1 (0.46%) logstash
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.46%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.46%) vRealize
6 1 (0.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 32 (14.61%) Oracle
2 18 (8.22%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.76%) Calypso
3 17 (7.76%) Charles River
3 17 (7.76%) SimCorp
4 15 (6.85%) NetApp
5 12 (5.48%) Citrix
6 9 (4.11%) VMware
7 6 (2.74%) Cisco
8 5 (2.28%) Splunk
9 4 (1.83%) Tableau
10 3 (1.37%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.37%) Dell
10 3 (1.37%) F5
10 3 (1.37%) HP
10 3 (1.37%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.91%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.91%) Sun
11 2 (0.91%) Symantec