Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 190 201 134
Rank change year-on-year +11 -67 +52
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 37 135 258
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.77% 1.33% 2.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.82% 3.28% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 32 120 234
Median annual salary £88,750 £90,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.39% +38.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £46,500 £43,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £122,500 £137,500 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £77,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +16.13% +19.23% +4.00%

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 2,032 4,119 4,634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 42.07% 40.64% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,755 3,577 4,152
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +6.56%
10th Percentile £42,110 £36,250 £37,250
90th Percentile £106,250 £101,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Hedge funds as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Hedge funds in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 25 (67.57%) Finance
2 13 (35.14%) C#
2 13 (35.14%) Python
3 11 (29.73%) .NET
3 11 (29.73%) AWS
4 10 (27.03%) Java
5 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
5 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
5 9 (24.32%) Fintech
6 8 (21.62%) Azure
7 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
7 7 (18.92%) Front Office
8 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
8 6 (16.22%) SQL
8 6 (16.22%) Linux
8 6 (16.22%) Degree
8 6 (16.22%) Mathematics
8 6 (16.22%) Investment Management
8 6 (16.22%) Equities
8 6 (16.22%) SDLC
8 6 (16.22%) .NET Core
9 5 (13.51%) Data Science
9 5 (13.51%) React
9 5 (13.51%) Low Latency
9 5 (13.51%) Microservices
9 5 (13.51%) Multithreading
9 5 (13.51%) OO
9 5 (13.51%) C++
9 5 (13.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 4 (10.81%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) AWS
2 8 (21.62%) Azure
3 3 (8.11%) GCP
3 3 (8.11%) SaaS
4 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.70%) CloudBees
5 1 (2.70%) GitHub
5 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) BGP
1 1 (2.70%) DHCP
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
1 1 (2.70%) IGMP
1 1 (2.70%) IPsec
1 1 (2.70%) MPLS
1 1 (2.70%) Multicast
1 1 (2.70%) OSPF
1 1 (2.70%) VPLS
1 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Hadoop
3 3 (8.11%) Flink
4 2 (5.41%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (2.70%) Big Data
5 1 (2.70%) KDB
5 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) GitLab
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (67.57%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Front Office
3 4 (10.81%) Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Back Office
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Java Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Java Software Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Software Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) .NET Developer
4 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
4 3 (8.11%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Python Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Python Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) DBA
5 2 (5.41%) Developer in Test
5 2 (5.41%) Front Arena Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Quantitative Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.41%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) .NET
2 6 (16.22%) .NET Core
3 5 (13.51%) React
4 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.11%) Kafka
5 3 (8.11%) React Native
6 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.41%) Node.js
6 2 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (5.41%) WPF
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (2.70%) CSS
7 1 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (2.70%) HTML
7 1 (2.70%) Redux
7 1 (2.70%) REST
7 1 (2.70%) TensorFlow
7 1 (2.70%) Vuex
7 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Equities
2 5 (13.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (10.81%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.41%) Derivative
4 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Fintech
1 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
2 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
3 6 (16.22%) Investment Management
3 6 (16.22%) Mathematics
3 6 (16.22%) SDLC
4 5 (13.51%) Data Science
4 5 (13.51%) Low Latency
4 5 (13.51%) Microservices
4 5 (13.51%) Multithreading
4 5 (13.51%) OO
5 4 (10.81%) Asset Management
5 4 (10.81%) Code Optimisation
5 4 (10.81%) DevOps
5 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.81%) Project Management
5 4 (10.81%) Systematic Trading
6 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
6 3 (8.11%) Quantitative Investing
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) C#
1 13 (35.14%) Python
2 10 (27.03%) Java
3 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.22%) SQL
4 5 (13.51%) C++
5 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
6 3 (8.11%) MATLAB
6 3 (8.11%) R
7 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.70%) Julia
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) Scala
7 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.41%) PhD
4 1 (2.70%) CCNP
4 1 (2.70%) CISA
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CISM
4 1 (2.70%) CISSP
4 1 (2.70%) CRISC
4 1 (2.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) PMO
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) COBIT
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) ITGC
2 1 (2.70%) NIST
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Grafana
1 1 (2.70%) Icinga
1 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.41%) Splunk
2 1 (2.70%) Avaya
2 1 (2.70%) Google
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) Remedy
2 1 (2.70%) SAP
2 1 (2.70%) Sybase
2 1 (2.70%) VMware