Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 161 186 143
Rank change year-on-year +25 -43 +49
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 28 147 255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.77% 1.47% 2.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.89% 3.61% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 26 127 226
Median annual salary £100,000 £100,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +53.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £47,500 £48,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £151,875 £212,500 £98,750
Central London median annual salary £100,000 £85,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +30.77% +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 1,483 4,077 4,671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.89% 40.77% 42.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,289 3,487 4,212
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £38,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £66,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.31% +8.33%

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 22 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 14 (50.00%) C#
2 12 (42.86%) Finance
3 9 (32.14%) .NET
4 8 (28.57%) Front Office
4 8 (28.57%) AWS
5 7 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 7 (25.00%) Python
5 7 (25.00%) Linux
5 7 (25.00%) React
5 7 (25.00%) Fintech
6 6 (21.43%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) C++
6 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 6 (21.43%) Derivative
6 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
6 6 (21.43%) SDLC
7 5 (17.86%) Multithreading
7 5 (17.86%) Degree
7 5 (17.86%) TDD
7 5 (17.86%) Financial Institution
7 5 (17.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (14.29%) Java
8 4 (14.29%) Pair Programming
8 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
8 4 (14.29%) RESTful
8 4 (14.29%) .NET Core
8 4 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (14.29%) Release Management
9 3 (10.71%) Terraform

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 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Azure
3 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (7.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Wireless
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (3.57%) BGP
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) IGMP
3 1 (3.57%) IPsec
3 1 (3.57%) MPLS
3 1 (3.57%) Multicast
3 1 (3.57%) OSPF
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.57%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (7.14%) Flink
2 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.14%) Redis
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) GitLab
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 8 (28.57%) Front Office
3 5 (17.86%) Financial Institution
4 2 (7.14%) Back Office
4 2 (7.14%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) C# Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Quantitative Developer
3 4 (14.29%) C# Pricing Developer
3 4 (14.29%) C# Quant Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Pricing Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Front Office Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Java Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) DBA
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 7 (25.00%) React
3 4 (14.29%) .NET Core
3 4 (14.29%) RESTful
4 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.14%) Kafka
4 2 (7.14%) React Native
4 2 (7.14%) Redux
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (3.57%) Django
5 1 (3.57%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Derivative
2 5 (17.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Equities
4 2 (7.14%) User Experience
5 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.57%) Contract for Difference
5 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 7 (25.00%) Fintech
2 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 6 (21.43%) SDLC
3 5 (17.86%) Multithreading
3 5 (17.86%) TDD
4 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 4 (14.29%) Pair Programming
4 4 (14.29%) Release Management
4 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.71%) Low Latency
5 3 (10.71%) Microservices
5 3 (10.71%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) Automated Trading
6 2 (7.14%) Data Science
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) Digital Banking
6 2 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (25.00%) Python
3 6 (21.43%) C++
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 4 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.14%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) R
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) GDPR
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Docker
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Terraform
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) Ansible
3 1 (3.57%) Grafana
3 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.57%) Packer
3 1 (3.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Avaya
3 1 (3.57%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Splunk