Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 152 186
Rank change year-on-year -27 +34 -39
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 156 216 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.54% 2.02% 1.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.29% 4.32% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 135 176 149
City of London median annual salary £95,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.15% +4.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £45,750 £36,250 £33,700
90th Percentile £140,000 £102,500 £122,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +18.52% +8.00% -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 4,740 4,996 4,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 46.78% 46.61% 46.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4,227 4,448 4,317
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,725 £93,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £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 25 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 83 (53.21%) Finance
2 65 (41.67%) Python
3 57 (36.54%) Linux
4 44 (28.21%) Java
5 41 (26.28%) C++
6 29 (18.59%) DevOps
7 27 (17.31%) SQL
8 26 (16.67%) C#
8 26 (16.67%) Docker
8 26 (16.67%) Low Latency
8 26 (16.67%) AngularJS
8 26 (16.67%) High-Frequency Trading
9 25 (16.03%) Mathematics
10 24 (15.38%) Degree
10 24 (15.38%) JavaScript
10 24 (15.38%) Front Office
11 22 (14.10%) Financial Institution
11 22 (14.10%) Equities
11 22 (14.10%) SQL Server
11 22 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
12 21 (13.46%) .NET
12 21 (13.46%) Microservices
13 20 (12.82%) Computer Science
14 19 (12.18%) Windows
14 19 (12.18%) Analytics
14 19 (12.18%) Bash Shell
15 18 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
15 18 (11.54%) Software Engineering
16 17 (10.90%) Asset Management

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 5 (3.21%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.92%) Jupyter
4 2 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.64%) JBoss
5 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.92%) Azure Stack
5 3 (1.92%) Office 365
6 2 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.21%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.56%) FTP
2 4 (2.56%) HTTP
3 2 (1.28%) VPN
3 2 (1.28%) WAN
3 2 (1.28%) Wireless
4 1 (0.64%) Firewall
4 1 (0.64%) LAN
4 1 (0.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.33%) Big Data
3 8 (5.13%) KDB
3 8 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.13%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (4.49%) Event Store
4 7 (4.49%) Kdb+
4 7 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.21%) Blockchain
5 5 (3.21%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.21%) MySQL
6 4 (2.56%) HBase
7 3 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.21%) Subversion
2 5 (3.21%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.28%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.28%) Selenium
4 2 (1.28%) webpack
5 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.64%) JMeter
5 1 (0.64%) Mocha
5 1 (0.64%) Mockito
5 1 (0.64%) Moq
5 1 (0.64%) MSTest
5 1 (0.64%) NUnit
5 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.64%) WinDbg
General
1 83 (53.21%) Finance
2 24 (15.38%) Front Office
3 22 (14.10%) Financial Institution
4 10 (6.41%) Banking
5 6 (3.85%) Prime Brokerage
6 5 (3.21%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.92%) Marketing
8 2 (1.28%) Law
8 2 (1.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (37.82%) Developer
2 17 (10.90%) C# Developer
3 15 (9.62%) Analyst
4 13 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 13 (8.33%) Python Developer
5 11 (7.05%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.41%) React Developer
6 10 (6.41%) Service Analyst
6 10 (6.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (4.49%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.49%) Quantitative Developer
8 7 (4.49%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Architect
9 6 (3.85%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.85%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 21 (13.46%) .NET
3 14 (8.97%) React
4 12 (7.69%) HTML
5 11 (7.05%) ASP.NET
5 11 (7.05%) J2EE
5 11 (7.05%) REST
6 8 (5.13%) .NET Core
6 8 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (5.13%) Web Services
7 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (4.49%) CSS
7 7 (4.49%) HTML5
7 7 (4.49%) NumPy
7 7 (4.49%) Pandas
7 7 (4.49%) SciPy
7 7 (4.49%) Spring
8 6 (3.85%) Node.js
9 5 (3.21%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.10%) Equities
2 18 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (8.97%) Algorithms
5 13 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (8.33%) Fintech
6 12 (7.69%) Data Structures
7 9 (5.77%) Fixed Income
8 6 (3.85%) Data Centre
9 5 (3.21%) Derivative
10 4 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.92%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.92%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.92%) Virtual Team
12 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.28%) Market Risk
12 2 (1.28%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.28%) Public Cloud
12 2 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (36.54%) Linux
2 19 (12.18%) Windows
3 13 (8.33%) Unix
4 11 (7.05%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.13%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.21%) CentOS
7 3 (1.92%) Solaris
8 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.59%) DevOps
2 26 (16.67%) High-Frequency Trading
2 26 (16.67%) Low Latency
3 25 (16.03%) Mathematics
4 22 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (13.46%) Microservices
6 20 (12.82%) Computer Science
7 19 (12.18%) Analytics
8 18 (11.54%) Software Engineering
9 17 (10.90%) Asset Management
10 14 (8.97%) Algorithmic Trading
11 13 (8.33%) Open Source
11 13 (8.33%) TDD
12 12 (7.69%) ITIL
13 11 (7.05%) Artificial Intelligence
13 11 (7.05%) ITSM
13 11 (7.05%) Quantitative Trading
13 11 (7.05%) Ultra-Low Latency
14 10 (6.41%) Multithreading
15 9 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (41.67%) Python
2 44 (28.21%) Java
3 41 (26.28%) C++
4 27 (17.31%) SQL
5 26 (16.67%) C#
6 24 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 19 (12.18%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.49%) F#
8 7 (4.49%) Perl
9 5 (3.21%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.21%) Ruby
10 4 (2.56%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.92%) R
12 2 (1.28%) C
12 2 (1.28%) ES6
12 2 (1.28%) Java 8
13 1 (0.64%) Scala
13 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (15.38%) Degree
2 16 (10.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (5.77%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (3.21%) A+ Certification
6 4 (2.56%) PhD
7 3 (1.92%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.28%) MCSE
8 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.64%) CCIE
9 1 (0.64%) CEH
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.64%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.69%) QA
2 10 (6.41%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (16.67%) Docker
2 9 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.28%) vSphere
3 2 (1.28%) XenApp
4 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (9.62%) Puppet
2 13 (8.33%) Kubernetes
3 11 (7.05%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (5.77%) Ansible
4 9 (5.77%) Control-M
4 9 (5.77%) Salt
5 5 (3.21%) SCCM
6 2 (1.28%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (1.28%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.28%) WSUS
7 1 (0.64%) Nagios
7 1 (0.64%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.64%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.64%) SCOM
7 1 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.05%) Citrix
3 8 (5.13%) Google
4 7 (4.49%) Bloomberg
4 7 (4.49%) Reuters
5 5 (3.21%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.56%) Intel
6 4 (2.56%) Oracle
6 4 (2.56%) SaltStack
7 3 (1.92%) Rackspace
7 3 (1.92%) VMware
8 2 (1.28%) BMC
8 2 (1.28%) IBM
8 2 (1.28%) NetApp
8 2 (1.28%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.64%) Apple
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco
9 1 (0.64%) Juniper
9 1 (0.64%) StatPro
9 1 (0.64%) SunGard