Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 188 138
Rank change year-on-year +46 -50 +28
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 257 146 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.31% 1.47% 2.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.71% 3.05% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 221 122 207
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 £36,250 £35,250 £44,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £102,500 £127,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -19.35% +14.81%

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 5,453 4,781 5,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.02% 48.04% 47.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4,936 4,265 5,161
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £36,375 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,250 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +1.77%

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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 154 (59.92%) Finance
2 108 (42.02%) Java
3 87 (33.85%) Fintech
4 69 (26.85%) SQL
5 59 (22.96%) Degree
6 56 (21.79%) Python
7 55 (21.40%) C#
8 54 (21.01%) SQL Server
8 54 (21.01%) Algorithmic Trading
9 53 (20.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 51 (19.84%) Linux
11 49 (19.07%) Investment Management
12 48 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
13 46 (17.90%) Computer Science
14 45 (17.51%) Workflow
14 45 (17.51%) .NET
15 44 (17.12%) Oracle
16 43 (16.73%) C++
16 43 (16.73%) Front Office
17 36 (14.01%) Perl
17 36 (14.01%) Derivative
18 34 (13.23%) Equities
18 34 (13.23%) Asset Management
18 34 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
19 33 (12.84%) TDD
19 33 (12.84%) Windows
20 29 (11.28%) FIX Protocol
21 28 (10.89%) Banking
22 26 (10.12%) Software Engineering
23 25 (9.73%) Multithreading

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 22 (8.56%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.78%) Jupyter
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.39%) Apache
4 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.39%) IIS
4 1 (0.39%) IPython
4 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.39%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (8.56%) Front Arena
1 22 (8.56%) Markit EDM
1 22 (8.56%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.78%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 2 (0.78%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.17%) CloudFront
4 3 (1.17%) Office 365
4 3 (1.17%) Serverless
5 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.39%) GitHub
6 1 (0.39%) IaaS
6 1 (0.39%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.67%) WebEx
2 7 (2.72%) Firewall
3 6 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.56%) DNS
4 4 (1.56%) Internet
5 3 (1.17%) DHCP
5 3 (1.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.17%) Multicast
5 3 (1.17%) Network Security
5 3 (1.17%) VLAN
5 3 (1.17%) VPN
5 3 (1.17%) WAN
5 3 (1.17%) Wireless
6 1 (0.39%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.39%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.39%) PCoIP
6 1 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.39%) Skype
6 1 (0.39%) Telepresence
6 1 (0.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (21.01%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.34%) Crystal Reports
2 24 (9.34%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.28%) SQLPlus
4 9 (3.50%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.11%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.72%) MySQL
6 7 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.95%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.56%) InfluxDB
8 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.78%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.78%) OpenTSDB
10 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.78%) Redis
10 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (3.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.33%) Mockito
2 6 (2.33%) TeamCity
3 5 (1.95%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.95%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.56%) JUnit
4 4 (1.56%) Subversion
5 3 (1.17%) MSI
5 3 (1.17%) NUnit
5 3 (1.17%) Plastic SCM
6 2 (0.78%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.78%) Mocha
6 2 (0.78%) Moq
6 2 (0.78%) MSTest
6 2 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (0.78%) Selenium
7 1 (0.39%) JIRA
7 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 154 (59.92%) Finance
2 43 (16.73%) Front Office
3 28 (10.89%) Banking
4 17 (6.61%) Financial Institution
5 16 (6.23%) Investment Banking
6 15 (5.84%) Advertising
7 6 (2.33%) Back Office
8 3 (1.17%) French Language
9 2 (0.78%) Games
9 2 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.39%) Billing
10 1 (0.39%) Law
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Marketing
10 1 (0.39%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 69 (26.85%) Developer
2 49 (19.07%) Analyst
3 42 (16.34%) Java Developer
4 25 (9.73%) Technical Analyst
5 21 (8.17%) Implementation Analyst
6 16 (6.23%) Java Engineer
6 16 (6.23%) Senior Developer
7 14 (5.45%) Java Developer - Fintech
7 14 (5.45%) Junior
7 14 (5.45%) Support Analyst
7 14 (5.45%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.06%) Applications Support
8 13 (5.06%) Consultant
8 13 (5.06%) Graduate
9 12 (4.67%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
9 12 (4.67%) C# Developer
9 12 (4.67%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
9 12 (4.67%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.67%) Technical Consultant
9 12 (4.67%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.51%) .NET
2 29 (11.28%) FIX Protocol
3 24 (9.34%) XML
4 19 (7.39%) Web Services
5 15 (5.84%) RESTful
6 12 (4.67%) HTML
6 12 (4.67%) Java Concurrency
6 12 (4.67%) Swing
7 10 (3.89%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.72%) AngularJS
8 7 (2.72%) Guice
8 7 (2.72%) HTML5
8 7 (2.72%) Pandas
8 7 (2.72%) React
9 6 (2.33%) CSS
9 6 (2.33%) Guava
9 6 (2.33%) NumPy
9 6 (2.33%) Spring
10 5 (1.95%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.95%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 87 (33.85%) Fintech
2 53 (20.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 46 (17.90%) Computer Science
4 36 (14.01%) Derivative
5 34 (13.23%) Equities
6 25 (9.73%) Fixed Income
7 24 (9.34%) Algorithms
8 15 (5.84%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (5.06%) Data Structures
11 12 (4.67%) Data Centre
12 6 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (1.95%) Market Risk
13 5 (1.95%) User Experience
14 3 (1.17%) Clustering
14 3 (1.17%) Public Cloud
15 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
15 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.78%) Replication
15 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (19.84%) Linux
2 33 (12.84%) Windows
3 13 (5.06%) Unix
4 11 (4.28%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.56%) Solaris
6 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.78%) CentOS
7 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.01%) Algorithmic Trading
2 49 (19.07%) Investment Management
3 48 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (17.51%) Workflow
5 34 (13.23%) Asset Management
5 34 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (12.84%) TDD
7 26 (10.12%) Software Engineering
8 25 (9.73%) Multithreading
9 24 (9.34%) Low Latency
10 23 (8.95%) Business Analysis
11 22 (8.56%) Open Source
12 20 (7.78%) DevOps
13 19 (7.39%) Mathematics
13 19 (7.39%) OO
14 14 (5.45%) Concurrent Programming
15 12 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (4.67%) CRM
15 12 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (3.89%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 108 (42.02%) Java
2 69 (26.85%) SQL
3 56 (21.79%) Python
4 55 (21.40%) C#
5 43 (16.73%) C++
6 36 (14.01%) Perl
7 20 (7.78%) Java 8
8 19 (7.39%) PowerShell
9 18 (7.00%) JavaScript
10 17 (6.61%) Bash Shell
11 11 (4.28%) Scala
12 4 (1.56%) Kotlin
12 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.56%) VB
12 4 (1.56%) VBScript
13 3 (1.17%) ES6
13 3 (1.17%) Ruby
13 3 (1.17%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.17%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.78%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 59 (22.96%) Degree
2 11 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.72%) PhD
4 6 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.56%) CCNP
5 4 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.39%) CCNA
6 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.39%) MCITP
6 1 (0.39%) MCSA
6 1 (0.39%) MCSE
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.72%) QA
2 3 (1.17%) SLA
3 2 (0.78%) PMO
4 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) GDPR
4 1 (0.39%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (4.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.72%) Docker
3 4 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.78%) XenApp
6 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.39%) Firmware
6 1 (0.39%) iptables
6 1 (0.39%) NFS
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.72%) Ansible
2 6 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.33%) Terraform
3 4 (1.56%) Puppet
3 4 (1.56%) SCCM
4 3 (1.17%) Grafana
4 3 (1.17%) Nagios
5 2 (0.78%) Check_MK
5 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.78%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.78%) SCOM
5 2 (0.78%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.39%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.39%) Control-M
6 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 44 (17.12%) Oracle
2 23 (8.95%) Calypso
3 22 (8.56%) Charles River
3 22 (8.56%) SimCorp
4 17 (6.61%) Microsoft
5 12 (4.67%) VMware
6 8 (3.11%) Citrix
7 7 (2.72%) Cisco
8 6 (2.33%) Splunk
9 5 (1.95%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.56%) Sun
11 3 (1.17%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.17%) Dell
11 3 (1.17%) F5
11 3 (1.17%) Facebook
11 3 (1.17%) Google
11 3 (1.17%) HP
11 3 (1.17%) NetApp
11 3 (1.17%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.17%) Reuters