Period
to 20 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Equities over the 6 months to 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 342 374 405
Rank change year-on-year +32 +31 +67
Permanent jobs citing Equities 718 863 1,124
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.78% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.11% 1.99% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 619 828 886
10th Percentile £56,250 £62,500 £48,750
25th Percentile £76,250 £78,750 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £95,000 £107,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.63% +53.57% -12.50%
75th Percentile £122,500 £135,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £142,500 £143,750 £111,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +62.50% -23.81%

Equities 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,096 43,291 59,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.39% 39.36% 40.20%
Number of salaries quoted 24,167 33,838 45,460
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,082 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.89% +4.63% -

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Equities as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Equities in the UK

Equities
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Equities.

Salary trend for Equities in the UK

Equities
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Equities over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Equities within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 711 £92,500 -13.95% 60
London +44 706 £95,000 -11.63% 59
Work from Home -140 45 £85,000 -32.00% 4
UK excluding London +88 7 £62,500 -3.85% 1
South East - 3 £30,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £62,500 -
Midlands - 2 £62,500 -
Scotland - 2 £92,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, IT jobs citing Equities 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 with a requirement for Equities.

1 510 (71.03%) Finance
2 460 (64.07%) Front Office
3 379 (52.79%) Derivative
4 349 (48.61%) Fixed Income
5 342 (47.63%) Python
6 323 (44.99%) Hedge funds
7 319 (44.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 303 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
9 278 (38.72%) Java
10 268 (37.33%) Asset Management
11 266 (37.05%) JavaScript
12 257 (35.79%) AWS
13 252 (35.10%) Investment Management
14 249 (34.68%) Software Engineering
15 244 (33.98%) React
16 216 (30.08%) SQL
17 205 (28.55%) Analytics
18 204 (28.41%) AngularJS
19 191 (26.60%) C#
20 169 (23.54%) Web Services
21 156 (21.73%) Vue.js
22 148 (20.61%) Banking
23 131 (18.25%) .NET
24 126 (17.55%) Azure
25 123 (17.13%) GCP
26 119 (16.57%) Investment Banking
26 119 (16.57%) Fintech
27 111 (15.46%) Greenfield Project
28 104 (14.48%) Microservices
29 94 (13.09%) TypeScript

Equities
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 40 (5.57%) Apache Spark
2 34 (4.74%) Apache
3 21 (2.92%) Apache Airflow
4 9 (1.25%) Confluence
5 5 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.28%) MTS
Applications
1 26 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.25%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.42%) Global One
3 2 (0.28%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.14%) Actimize
4 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.14%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 257 (35.79%) AWS
2 126 (17.55%) Azure
3 123 (17.13%) GCP
4 53 (7.38%) Amazon S3
5 35 (4.87%) Serverless
6 33 (4.60%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (4.46%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (1.39%) OpenShift
8 10 (1.39%) SaaS
9 5 (0.70%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.42%) Trello
11 2 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon EKS
12 1 (0.14%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 1 (0.14%) Google Workspace
12 1 (0.14%) Matillion
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.95%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.14%) InfiniBand
2 1 (0.14%) Multicast
2 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.74%) Apache Ignite
2 32 (4.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 32 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (3.62%) Flink
4 18 (2.51%) SQL Server
5 17 (2.37%) Hadoop
6 16 (2.23%) Data Mart
7 15 (2.09%) Big Data
8 12 (1.67%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.53%) KDB
10 10 (1.39%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.25%) Tableau
12 8 (1.11%) Redis
13 7 (0.97%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.97%) Kdb+
14 5 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.56%) MS Access
15 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (3.48%) JIRA
2 24 (3.34%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.20%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.67%) GitLab
5 5 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.28%) Maven
6 2 (0.28%) Subversion
7 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.14%) JMeter
7 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.14%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.14%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 510 (71.03%) Finance
2 460 (64.07%) Front Office
3 148 (20.61%) Banking
4 119 (16.57%) Investment Banking
5 33 (4.60%) Back Office
6 12 (1.67%) Advertising
7 10 (1.39%) Law
7 10 (1.39%) Legal
8 8 (1.11%) Publishing
9 7 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.84%) Marketing
11 5 (0.70%) Retail
12 2 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.28%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.14%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 433 (60.31%) Developer
2 135 (18.80%) Python Developer
3 120 (16.71%) Analyst
4 107 (14.90%) Software Engineer
5 105 (14.62%) Front Office Developer
6 104 (14.48%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 92 (12.81%) JavaScript Developer
8 87 (12.12%) .NET Developer
9 78 (10.86%) AWS Engineer
10 75 (10.45%) Java Developer
11 73 (10.17%) AWS Developer
12 72 (10.03%) .NET Software Developer
12 72 (10.03%) .NET Software Engineer
12 72 (10.03%) AWS Software Engineer
13 59 (8.22%) Applications Support
14 53 (7.38%) Senior Developer
15 52 (7.24%) Business Analyst
16 44 (6.13%) React Developer
17 43 (5.99%) Python Engineer
18 39 (5.43%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (33.98%) React
2 204 (28.41%) AngularJS
3 169 (23.54%) Web Services
4 156 (21.73%) Vue.js
5 131 (18.25%) .NET
6 91 (12.67%) .NET Core
7 77 (10.72%) ASP.NET
8 73 (10.17%) ASP.NET Core
8 73 (10.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 68 (9.47%) FIX Protocol
10 61 (8.50%) Node.js
11 51 (7.10%) Shiny
12 41 (5.71%) Pandas
13 40 (5.57%) NumPy
14 36 (5.01%) GraphQL
15 34 (4.74%) Kafka
16 22 (3.06%) HTML
16 22 (3.06%) REST
17 20 (2.79%) Dask
17 20 (2.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 379 (52.79%) Derivative
2 349 (48.61%) Fixed Income
3 323 (44.99%) Hedge funds
4 319 (44.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 111 (15.46%) Greenfield Project
6 67 (9.33%) Equity Derivative
7 52 (7.24%) Market Risk
8 30 (4.18%) Credit Risk
9 26 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (3.06%) Algorithms
11 21 (2.92%) Exotic Derivative
12 16 (2.23%) User Experience
13 12 (1.67%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.67%) Reference Data
14 11 (1.53%) OTC Derivatives
15 10 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
16 9 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
17 8 (1.11%) Mobile App
18 7 (0.97%) Pricing Data
19 6 (0.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 93 (12.95%) Linux
2 46 (6.41%) Unix
3 13 (1.81%) Windows
4 8 (1.11%) Android
4 8 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.56%) CoreOS
5 4 (0.56%) zOS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.14%) Solaris
6 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (37.33%) Asset Management
3 252 (35.10%) Investment Management
4 249 (34.68%) Software Engineering
5 205 (28.55%) Analytics
6 119 (16.57%) Fintech
7 104 (14.48%) Microservices
8 79 (11.00%) Migration
9 75 (10.45%) Machine Learning
10 67 (9.33%) TDD
11 56 (7.80%) Low Latency
12 52 (7.24%) Mathematics
13 49 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
14 48 (6.69%) Risk Management
15 45 (6.27%) Algorithmic Trading
15 45 (6.27%) Dashboard Development
15 45 (6.27%) Multithreading
16 42 (5.85%) Computer Science
17 39 (5.43%) Business Analysis
18 37 (5.15%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 342 (47.63%) Python
2 278 (38.72%) Java
3 266 (37.05%) JavaScript
4 216 (30.08%) SQL
5 191 (26.60%) C#
6 94 (13.09%) TypeScript
7 83 (11.56%) C++
8 80 (11.14%) Kotlin
9 77 (10.72%) Scala
10 59 (8.22%) R
11 32 (4.46%) Clojure
12 19 (2.65%) Bash Shell
12 19 (2.65%) Java 8
13 14 (1.95%) ES6
13 14 (1.95%) Perl
14 10 (1.39%) Erlang
15 5 (0.70%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.70%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.70%) VBA
15 5 (0.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 54 (7.52%) Degree
2 18 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.81%) PhD
4 9 (1.25%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.56%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.28%) ISEB
6 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.28%) PMP
7 1 (0.14%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.90%) MiFID
2 14 (1.95%) QA
3 13 (1.81%) Dodd-Frank
3 13 (1.81%) EMIR
4 6 (0.84%) PMO
5 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) UCITS
System Software
1 32 (4.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 64 (8.91%) Kubernetes
2 22 (3.06%) Puppet
3 6 (0.84%) Ansible
4 5 (0.70%) Terraform
5 4 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.14%) Control-M
7 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.14%) Oozie
7 1 (0.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (3.90%) Murex
2 26 (3.62%) Microsoft
3 21 (2.92%) Bloomberg
3 21 (2.92%) Fidessa
4 11 (1.53%) Oracle
4 11 (1.53%) Sophis
5 9 (1.25%) Solace
6 6 (0.84%) Google
7 5 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.70%) TIBCO
8 4 (0.56%) Sybase
9 3 (0.42%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.28%) Advent
10 2 (0.28%) Polycom
10 2 (0.28%) Refinitiv
10 2 (0.28%) Sun
11 1 (0.14%) Calypso
11 1 (0.14%) Intel
11 1 (0.14%) Solarflare
11 1 (0.14%) Sparx