Period
to 12 December 2017

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 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 149 143
Rank change year-on-year -14 -6 +54
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 177 233 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.71% 2.04% 2.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.61% 4.34% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 147 181 291
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £80,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +23.08% +13.04%
10th Percentile £33,750 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £102,500 £130,000 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £72,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year -10.34% +7.41% +17.39%

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 4904 5374 7557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 47.34% 47.14% 47.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4387 4898 6392
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,500 £33,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +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 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing Hedge funds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 131 (74.01%) Finance
2 73 (41.24%) Java
3 60 (33.90%) Degree
4 59 (33.33%) Fintech
5 50 (28.25%) C#
6 41 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (22.03%) Banking
7 39 (22.03%) Mathematics
7 39 (22.03%) Computer Science
8 37 (20.90%) C++
8 37 (20.90%) Python
9 33 (18.64%) Front Office
10 30 (16.95%) SQL
11 26 (14.69%) TDD
12 24 (13.56%) Linux
13 23 (12.99%) Multithreading
13 23 (12.99%) Investment Management
14 22 (12.43%) JavaScript
15 21 (11.86%) Windows
15 21 (11.86%) Equities
16 20 (11.30%) Investment Banking
16 20 (11.30%) Asset Management
16 20 (11.30%) QA
16 20 (11.30%) Risk Management
17 19 (10.73%) Financial Institution
18 18 (10.17%) Physics
18 18 (10.17%) JIRA
18 18 (10.17%) Test Strategy
18 18 (10.17%) Low Latency
19 17 (9.60%) Test Automation

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 (2.82%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.56%) Apache
3 1 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.56%) Confluence
3 1 (0.56%) JBoss
3 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) HipChat
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.52%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.13%) Bloomberg AIM
3 2 (1.13%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (1.13%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.52%) Office 365
3 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.95%) VPN
2 6 (3.39%) Wireless
3 5 (2.82%) FIX Connectivity
3 5 (2.82%) WebEx
4 4 (2.26%) BGP
4 4 (2.26%) OSPF
5 3 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.69%) IPsec
5 3 (1.69%) LAN
5 3 (1.69%) MRTG
5 3 (1.69%) Multicast
5 3 (1.69%) NX-OS
5 3 (1.69%) SNMP
5 3 (1.69%) WAN
6 2 (1.13%) Firewall
7 1 (0.56%) FTP
7 1 (0.56%) Internet
7 1 (0.56%) MPLS
7 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.26%) Big Data
2 4 (2.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.13%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.13%) OLAP
4 2 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 18 (10.17%) JIRA
2 9 (5.08%) JUnit
3 7 (3.95%) Eclipse
3 7 (3.95%) Maven
3 7 (3.95%) Mockito
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.13%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.13%) Selenium
5 2 (1.13%) Subversion
5 2 (1.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.56%) NUnit
6 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 131 (74.01%) Finance
2 39 (22.03%) Banking
3 33 (18.64%) Front Office
4 20 (11.30%) Investment Banking
5 19 (10.73%) Financial Institution
6 13 (7.34%) German Language
7 9 (5.08%) Back Office
8 8 (4.52%) Arabic Language
8 8 (4.52%) Hebrew Language
9 6 (3.39%) Mandarin Language
10 5 (2.82%) French Language
11 4 (2.26%) Spanish Language
12 3 (1.69%) Marketing
13 2 (1.13%) Advertising
13 2 (1.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 67 (37.85%) Developer
2 43 (24.29%) Analyst
3 34 (19.21%) Java Developer
4 16 (9.04%) Quantitative Developer
5 13 (7.34%) Consultant
5 13 (7.34%) Qualitative Analyst
5 13 (7.34%) Quantitative Analyst
6 12 (6.78%) Junior
7 10 (5.65%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.08%) Credit Analyst
9 8 (4.52%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.52%) C++ Developer
9 8 (4.52%) Core Java Developer
10 7 (3.95%) Graduate
10 7 (3.95%) Graduate Developer
10 7 (3.95%) Graduate Java Developer
10 7 (3.95%) QA Engineer
11 6 (3.39%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.39%) Junior Developer
11 6 (3.39%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.47%) .NET
1 15 (8.47%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (6.78%) Middleware
3 10 (5.65%) HTML
4 8 (4.52%) J2SE
4 8 (4.52%) Java SE
4 8 (4.52%) Spring
5 7 (3.95%) J2EE
6 6 (3.39%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.82%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.82%) Swing
7 5 (2.82%) WPF
8 4 (2.26%) Akka
8 4 (2.26%) HTML5
8 4 (2.26%) React
8 4 (2.26%) Redux
8 4 (2.26%) XML
9 3 (1.69%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.69%) Ajax
9 3 (1.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 59 (33.33%) Fintech
2 39 (22.03%) Computer Science
3 21 (11.86%) Equities
4 16 (9.04%) Data Centre
4 16 (9.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.95%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.82%) Derivative
8 3 (1.69%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.69%) Contract for Difference
8 3 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.69%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.69%) Replication
9 2 (1.13%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.13%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.13%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.13%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.13%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.56%) Linux
2 21 (11.86%) Windows
3 10 (5.65%) Unix
4 7 (3.95%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.69%) Android
6 3 (1.69%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.69%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.13%) CentOS
7 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (22.03%) Mathematics
3 26 (14.69%) TDD
4 23 (12.99%) Investment Management
4 23 (12.99%) Multithreading
5 20 (11.30%) Asset Management
5 20 (11.30%) Risk Management
6 18 (10.17%) Low Latency
6 18 (10.17%) Physics
6 18 (10.17%) Test Strategy
7 17 (9.60%) Test Automation
8 15 (8.47%) Concurrent Programming
8 15 (8.47%) Project Management
8 15 (8.47%) Proprietary Trading
9 14 (7.91%) BDD
10 13 (7.34%) ITIL
10 13 (7.34%) Presales
11 12 (6.78%) Algorithmic Trading
12 11 (6.21%) Financial Modelling
12 11 (6.21%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (41.24%) Java
2 50 (28.25%) C#
3 37 (20.90%) C++
3 37 (20.90%) Python
4 30 (16.95%) SQL
5 22 (12.43%) JavaScript
6 15 (8.47%) MATLAB
7 11 (6.21%) R
8 10 (5.65%) Scala
9 8 (4.52%) Ruby
10 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.13%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.13%) Perl
12 1 (0.56%) F#
12 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 60 (33.90%) Degree
2 7 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.39%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.69%) CCNP
6 2 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.56%) CCNA
7 1 (0.56%) CFA
7 1 (0.56%) MCSA
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.30%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) MiFID
3 2 (1.13%) Basel III
3 2 (1.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) EMIR
System Software
1 6 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.26%) Ansible
1 4 (2.26%) Grafana
2 3 (1.69%) Nagios
2 3 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.69%) Puppet
3 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.56%) logstash
4 1 (0.56%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.56%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.56%) SCCM
4 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (7.34%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.39%) Charles River
3 5 (2.82%) Cisco
3 5 (2.82%) Oracle
4 4 (2.26%) VMware
5 3 (1.69%) Bloomberg
5 3 (1.69%) BMC
5 3 (1.69%) Fortinet
5 3 (1.69%) Palo Alto
5 3 (1.69%) Remedy
5 3 (1.69%) Snow
5 3 (1.69%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.13%) BT
6 2 (1.13%) Citrix
6 2 (1.13%) FactSet
6 2 (1.13%) GoldenSource
6 2 (1.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.13%) StreamBase
6 2 (1.13%) Vermilion
7 1 (0.56%) Sophis