Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 196 155
Rank change year-on-year +57 -41 +4
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 251 162 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.27% 1.58% 2.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.66% 3.23% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 218 138 238
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -17.24% +18.85%
10th Percentile £37,125 £34,175 £42,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £120,000 £112,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £73,750
% change year-on-year +4.00% -15.25% +20.90%

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 5,382 5,008 6,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.77% 48.72% 48.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4,831 4,488 5,787
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 23 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 150 (59.76%) Finance
2 93 (37.05%) Java
3 83 (33.07%) Fintech
4 67 (26.69%) Degree
5 65 (25.90%) Computer Science
6 58 (23.11%) C#
7 57 (22.71%) SQL
7 57 (22.71%) Algorithmic Trading
8 49 (19.52%) .NET
8 49 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (17.13%) Oracle
9 43 (17.13%) SQL Server
10 42 (16.73%) Python
11 40 (15.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 40 (15.94%) TDD
11 40 (15.94%) Multithreading
12 39 (15.54%) Linux
12 39 (15.54%) C++
13 36 (14.34%) Investment Management
14 35 (13.94%) Front Office
15 34 (13.55%) Banking
15 34 (13.55%) Mathematics
16 33 (13.15%) Derivative
17 31 (12.35%) Web Services
18 30 (11.95%) Workflow
19 29 (11.55%) Relational Database
19 29 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
20 26 (10.36%) Software Engineering
20 26 (10.36%) Windows
21 25 (9.96%) HTML

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 11 (4.38%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.80%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.40%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (4.78%) Markit EDM
1 12 (4.78%) thinkFolio
2 11 (4.38%) Front Arena
3 8 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.80%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 2 (0.80%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.57%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.19%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (2.79%) CloudFront
3 7 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.79%) Serverless
4 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.40%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.40%) GitHub
5 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.37%) WebEx
2 9 (3.59%) LAN
3 7 (2.79%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.39%) WAN
5 5 (1.99%) Multicast
6 4 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.59%) Firewall
6 4 (1.59%) NX-OS
7 3 (1.20%) DHCP
7 3 (1.20%) DNS
7 3 (1.20%) Internet
8 2 (0.80%) BGP
8 2 (0.80%) VLAN
9 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.40%) HTTP
9 1 (0.40%) Network Security
9 1 (0.40%) OSPF
9 1 (0.40%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.13%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.55%) Relational Database
3 16 (6.37%) SQLPlus
4 11 (4.38%) Crystal Reports
4 11 (4.38%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.79%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.99%) MySQL
7 3 (1.20%) Big Data
7 3 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.80%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.80%) Redis
9 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.40%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.40%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.40%) KDB
9 1 (0.40%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.40%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (5.18%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.98%) Plastic SCM
3 6 (2.39%) JIRA
4 4 (1.59%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.20%) JUnit
5 3 (1.20%) Mockito
6 2 (0.80%) MSI
7 1 (0.40%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.40%) Emacs
7 1 (0.40%) Flyway
7 1 (0.40%) Gradle
7 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.40%) Mocha
7 1 (0.40%) NUnit
7 1 (0.40%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.40%) Selenium
7 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.40%) Subversion
7 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 150 (59.76%) Finance
2 35 (13.94%) Front Office
3 34 (13.55%) Banking
4 24 (9.56%) Advertising
5 16 (6.37%) Financial Institution
6 13 (5.18%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.59%) Back Office
7 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.20%) French Language
9 2 (0.80%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (36.25%) Developer
2 47 (18.73%) Java Developer
3 38 (15.14%) Analyst
4 26 (10.36%) C# Developer
4 26 (10.36%) Junior
5 25 (9.96%) Java Developer - Fintech
6 24 (9.56%) Technical Analyst
7 22 (8.76%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
7 22 (8.76%) Junior Developer
8 19 (7.57%) Implementation Analyst
9 18 (7.17%) Support Specialist
10 17 (6.77%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 17 (6.77%) Support Engineer
11 16 (6.37%) Applications Support
11 16 (6.37%) Oracle Specialist
12 15 (5.98%) .NET Developer
12 15 (5.98%) Junior C# Developer
13 14 (5.58%) Consultant
14 13 (5.18%) Applications Specialist
14 13 (5.18%) Applications Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (19.52%) .NET
2 31 (12.35%) Web Services
3 25 (9.96%) FIX Protocol
3 25 (9.96%) HTML
4 23 (9.16%) RESTful
5 19 (7.57%) HTML5
5 19 (7.57%) Java Concurrency
6 17 (6.77%) ASP.NET
7 16 (6.37%) CSS
8 13 (5.18%) XML
9 12 (4.78%) AngularJS
10 11 (4.38%) LINQ
11 9 (3.59%) React
11 9 (3.59%) Swing
12 7 (2.79%) Guice
13 6 (2.39%) Guava
13 6 (2.39%) SOAP
13 6 (2.39%) WPF
14 5 (1.99%) Redux
14 5 (1.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 83 (33.07%) Fintech
2 65 (25.90%) Computer Science
3 40 (15.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 33 (13.15%) Derivative
5 23 (9.16%) Equities
6 16 (6.37%) Fixed Income
7 15 (5.98%) Algorithms
7 15 (5.98%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (4.38%) Market Risk
9 10 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (3.59%) Data Centre
11 7 (2.79%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (1.59%) Client/Server
14 3 (1.20%) IPTV
14 3 (1.20%) User Experience
15 2 (0.80%) Clustering
15 2 (0.80%) Credit Derivative
15 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.54%) Linux
2 26 (10.36%) Windows
3 12 (4.78%) Unix
4 5 (1.99%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.20%) CentOS
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (22.71%) Algorithmic Trading
2 49 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (15.94%) Multithreading
3 40 (15.94%) TDD
4 36 (14.34%) Investment Management
5 34 (13.55%) Mathematics
6 30 (11.95%) Workflow
7 29 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (10.36%) Software Engineering
9 25 (9.96%) Low Latency
10 23 (9.16%) Concurrent Programming
11 21 (8.37%) Asset Management
12 18 (7.17%) Open Source
13 17 (6.77%) OO
14 16 (6.37%) CRM
14 16 (6.37%) Physics
15 13 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (4.78%) Business Analysis
17 11 (4.38%) Data Modelling
17 11 (4.38%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 93 (37.05%) Java
2 58 (23.11%) C#
3 57 (22.71%) SQL
4 42 (16.73%) Python
5 39 (15.54%) C++
6 25 (9.96%) JavaScript
7 22 (8.76%) Perl
8 19 (7.57%) Java 8
9 16 (6.37%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.79%) Kotlin
11 6 (2.39%) Scala
12 5 (1.99%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.99%) Ruby
13 4 (1.59%) F#
13 4 (1.59%) Go
13 4 (1.59%) Haskell
14 3 (1.20%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.20%) VB
14 3 (1.20%) VBA
14 3 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (26.69%) Degree
2 16 (6.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.39%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.99%) PhD
5 4 (1.59%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.40%) CCNP
6 1 (0.40%) CEH
6 1 (0.40%) CISM
6 1 (0.40%) CISSP
6 1 (0.40%) MCITP
6 1 (0.40%) MCSA
6 1 (0.40%) MCSE
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.98%) QA
2 2 (0.80%) MiFID
2 2 (0.80%) PMO
3 1 (0.40%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.98%) Docker
3 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.40%) Firmware
4 1 (0.40%) iptables
4 1 (0.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.99%) Ansible
1 5 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.20%) Puppet
2 3 (1.20%) Salt
2 3 (1.20%) Terraform
3 2 (0.80%) Control-M
3 2 (0.80%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.80%) SCCM
4 1 (0.40%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.40%) Grafana
4 1 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.40%) Mesos
4 1 (0.40%) Nagios
Vendors
1 43 (17.13%) Oracle
2 18 (7.17%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.98%) Charles River
4 12 (4.78%) Calypso
5 11 (4.38%) SimCorp
6 7 (2.79%) Cisco
7 4 (1.59%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.59%) VMware
8 3 (1.20%) Facebook
8 3 (1.20%) Google
8 3 (1.20%) Reuters
8 3 (1.20%) Splunk
8 3 (1.20%) Sun
9 2 (0.80%) Capita
9 2 (0.80%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.80%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.80%) IBM
9 2 (0.80%) MapR
9 2 (0.80%) Teradata