Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 398 347 470
Rank change year-on-year -51 +123 -116
Permanent jobs citing Equities 1,224 1,704 1,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.95% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.71% 2.13% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,019 791 913
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £116,250 £111,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year +22.22% -7.69% -2.50%

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 71,651 79,896 80,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.26% 44.31% 42.25%
Number of salaries quoted 55,635 60,319 65,967
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,075
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,550 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Equities in the UK

Equities
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Equities.

Salary trend for Equities in the UK

Equities
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Equities over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 -56 1,212 £80,000 +6.67% 97
London -35 1,208 £80,000 +3.23% 93
UK excluding London +21 16 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Northern Ireland +4 8 - - 1
Scotland -13 4 £55,000 +10.00% 1
South East +22 3 £40,000 -11.11% 4
West Midlands +31 1 £60,000 +60.00%
Midlands +18 1 £60,000 +60.00%

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 867 (70.83%) Finance
2 633 (51.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 613 (50.08%) Fixed Income
4 599 (48.94%) SQL
5 560 (45.75%) Front Office
6 495 (40.44%) Derivative
7 480 (39.22%) Banking
8 473 (38.64%) Java
9 391 (31.94%) C#
10 362 (29.58%) Asset Management
11 356 (29.08%) Python
12 308 (25.16%) Investment Banking
13 293 (23.94%) Hedge funds
14 279 (22.79%) Degree
15 274 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
16 266 (21.73%) FIX Protocol
17 237 (19.36%) C++
18 235 (19.20%) Investment Management
19 229 (18.71%) SQL Server
20 224 (18.30%) Software Engineering
21 194 (15.85%) Linux
22 193 (15.77%) .NET
23 186 (15.20%) Unix
24 159 (12.99%) Mathematics
25 156 (12.75%) Oracle
26 154 (12.58%) Computer Science
27 149 (12.17%) thinkFolio
28 146 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
29 137 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
30 136 (11.11%) React

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 51 (4.17%) Apache
2 41 (3.35%) Tomcat
3 27 (2.21%) Oracle Workflow
4 19 (1.55%) Ethereum
5 11 (0.90%) IIS
6 8 (0.65%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.57%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.16%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.082%) Confluence
11 1 (0.082%) JBoss
11 1 (0.082%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.082%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.082%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.082%) WebLogic
Applications
1 72 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 149 (12.17%) thinkFolio
2 80 (6.54%) Markit EDM
3 72 (5.88%) Front Arena
4 20 (1.63%) Eagle PACE
5 19 (1.55%) Ripple
6 15 (1.23%) Bloomberg AIM
7 13 (1.06%) SunGard GMI
8 8 (0.65%) LatentZero
8 8 (0.65%) Temenos T24
9 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.25%) LongView
11 2 (0.16%) Rolfe and Nolan
12 1 (0.082%) Endur
12 1 (0.082%) MetaTrader
12 1 (0.082%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 137 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (3.68%) SaaS
3 27 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.57%) Office 365
6 6 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 6 (0.49%) Serverless
7 5 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.41%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.41%) Route 53
7 5 (0.41%) Slack
7 5 (0.41%) Trello
8 4 (0.33%) NuGet
8 4 (0.33%) PaaS
9 3 (0.25%) Heroku
10 1 (0.082%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.082%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.43%) FIX Connectivity
2 14 (1.14%) Internet
3 8 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.57%) DHCP
4 7 (0.57%) DNS
4 7 (0.57%) LAN
4 7 (0.57%) WAN
5 5 (0.41%) Firewall
5 5 (0.41%) FTP
6 4 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.25%) AMQP
8 2 (0.16%) VPN
9 1 (0.082%) BGP
9 1 (0.082%) Broadband
9 1 (0.082%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.082%) Intranet
9 1 (0.082%) Multicast
9 1 (0.082%) NAS
9 1 (0.082%) OSPF
9 1 (0.082%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 78 (6.37%) Big Data
3 52 (4.25%) NoSQL
4 44 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (3.35%) Hadoop
6 33 (2.70%) Blockchain
7 28 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 27 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
9 23 (1.88%) KDB
9 23 (1.88%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.80%) DB2
11 21 (1.72%) MS Access
11 21 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.63%) Couchbase
13 18 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (1.39%) MongoDB
15 13 (1.06%) Data Lake
16 12 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 79 (6.45%) TeamCity
2 59 (4.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 58 (4.74%) Jenkins
4 51 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 42 (3.43%) Visual Studio
6 39 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (2.86%) Git (software)
8 28 (2.29%) Maven
9 27 (2.21%) JIRA
10 25 (2.04%) MSBuild
11 22 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (1.23%) Artifactory
12 15 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.74%) Selenium
14 8 (0.65%) Hudson
15 7 (0.57%) JUnit
15 7 (0.57%) Mocha
15 7 (0.57%) Protractor
15 7 (0.57%) Subversion
15 7 (0.57%) TestNG
General
1 867 (70.83%) Finance
2 560 (45.75%) Front Office
3 480 (39.22%) Banking
4 308 (25.16%) Investment Banking
5 94 (7.68%) Back Office
6 81 (6.62%) Financial Institution
7 41 (3.35%) French Language
8 40 (3.27%) German Language
8 40 (3.27%) Italian Language
9 31 (2.53%) Games
10 29 (2.37%) Spanish Language
11 26 (2.12%) Corporate Banking
12 19 (1.55%) Retail
13 16 (1.31%) Marketing
14 12 (0.98%) Advertising
15 11 (0.90%) Publishing
16 7 (0.57%) Law
17 5 (0.41%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.41%) Telecoms
18 3 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 531 (43.38%) Developer
2 240 (19.61%) Analyst
3 161 (13.15%) Java Developer
4 150 (12.25%) C# Developer
5 133 (10.87%) Applications Support
6 103 (8.42%) Senior Developer
7 99 (8.09%) Python Developer
7 99 (8.09%) Support Analyst
8 97 (7.92%) Business Analyst
9 74 (6.05%) Support Engineer
10 67 (5.47%) Applications Support Analyst
11 63 (5.15%) Software Engineer
12 55 (4.49%) SQL Developer
13 52 (4.25%) Applications Engineer
14 49 (4.00%) .NET Developer
14 49 (4.00%) Architect
15 46 (3.76%) C++ Developer
16 45 (3.68%) Applications Support Engineer
17 43 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
18 42 (3.43%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (21.73%) FIX Protocol
2 193 (15.77%) .NET
3 136 (11.11%) React
4 102 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 98 (8.01%) WPF
6 76 (6.21%) WCF
7 72 (5.88%) Web Services
8 68 (5.56%) HTML
9 63 (5.15%) ASP.NET
10 58 (4.74%) J2EE
11 57 (4.66%) XML
12 37 (3.02%) HTML5
13 35 (2.86%) .NET Framework
14 30 (2.45%) Spring
15 27 (2.21%) RESTful
16 26 (2.12%) Kafka
16 26 (2.12%) Reactive Extensions
17 24 (1.96%) NumPy
18 22 (1.80%) J2SE
18 22 (1.80%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 633 (51.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 613 (50.08%) Fixed Income
3 495 (40.44%) Derivative
4 293 (23.94%) Hedge funds
5 154 (12.58%) Computer Science
6 107 (8.74%) Fintech
7 105 (8.58%) Algorithms
8 92 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
9 58 (4.74%) Greenfield Project
10 57 (4.66%) OTC Derivatives
11 56 (4.58%) Data Structures
12 49 (4.00%) Exotic Derivative
13 45 (3.68%) Equity Derivative
14 39 (3.19%) Cyberthreat
15 37 (3.02%) Market Risk
16 30 (2.45%) Reference Data
17 28 (2.29%) Credit Risk
18 27 (2.21%) Management Information System
19 24 (1.96%) Virtual Team
20 20 (1.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 194 (15.85%) Linux
2 186 (15.20%) Unix
3 113 (9.23%) Windows
4 21 (1.72%) Fedora
4 21 (1.72%) SUSE
5 20 (1.63%) Ubuntu
6 18 (1.47%) CentOS
7 14 (1.14%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.06%) Solaris
9 10 (0.82%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.57%) Android
11 7 (0.57%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.16%) Debian
13 2 (0.16%) HPUX
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.082%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (29.58%) Asset Management
2 274 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (19.20%) Investment Management
4 224 (18.30%) Software Engineering
5 159 (12.99%) Mathematics
6 146 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
7 126 (10.29%) Analytics
8 122 (9.97%) Algorithmic Trading
9 120 (9.80%) Low Latency
10 113 (9.23%) Business Analysis
11 110 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
12 99 (8.09%) TDD
13 98 (8.01%) Electronic Trading
14 97 (7.92%) Wealth Management
15 94 (7.68%) OO
16 86 (7.03%) Multithreading
16 86 (7.03%) SDLC
17 85 (6.94%) Risk Management
18 77 (6.29%) Test Automation
19 66 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 599 (48.94%) SQL
2 473 (38.64%) Java
3 391 (31.94%) C#
4 356 (29.08%) Python
5 237 (19.36%) C++
6 120 (9.80%) Perl
7 104 (8.50%) JavaScript
8 82 (6.70%) Ruby
9 80 (6.54%) Bash Shell
10 72 (5.88%) VBA
11 71 (5.80%) T-SQL
12 66 (5.39%) R
13 59 (4.82%) MATLAB
14 58 (4.74%) Bourne shell
15 57 (4.66%) Korn
16 56 (4.58%) PowerShell
17 39 (3.19%) Scala
18 34 (2.78%) C
19 28 (2.29%) Shell Script
20 23 (1.88%) Go
Qualifications
1 279 (22.79%) Degree
2 46 (3.76%) Master's Degree
3 43 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 33 (2.70%) PhD
5 30 (2.45%) Numerate Degree
6 12 (0.98%) ISEB
7 9 (0.74%) CFA
8 4 (0.33%) ACCA
8 4 (0.33%) CIMA
8 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.33%) SAFe Agilist
9 1 (0.082%) CCNA
9 1 (0.082%) CCNP
9 1 (0.082%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.082%) MCSA
9 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.082%) PMP
9 1 (0.082%) RHCE
9 1 (0.082%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.74%) MiFID
2 48 (3.92%) QA
3 23 (1.88%) EMIR
4 9 (0.74%) FATCA
5 8 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.33%) GDPR
7 3 (0.25%) Basel III
8 1 (0.082%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.082%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (2.61%) Docker
2 11 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.33%) XenApp
6 3 (0.25%) HDFS
6 3 (0.25%) zsh
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.082%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 25 (2.04%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.39%) Ansible
3 16 (1.31%) Puppet
4 13 (1.06%) Automic
5 11 (0.90%) Dollar Universe
5 11 (0.90%) Terraform
6 8 (0.65%) SCCM
7 6 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.41%) Control-M
8 5 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.082%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.082%) Cacti
10 1 (0.082%) Grafana
10 1 (0.082%) Nagios
Vendors
1 156 (12.75%) Oracle
2 116 (9.48%) Charles River
3 100 (8.17%) Bloomberg
4 88 (7.19%) Calypso
5 76 (6.21%) SimCorp
6 75 (6.13%) Sybase
7 69 (5.64%) Reuters
8 67 (5.47%) FXall
9 51 (4.17%) Tradeweb
10 50 (4.08%) Microsoft
11 44 (3.59%) MarketAxess
12 33 (2.70%) Fidessa
13 27 (2.21%) Red Hat
14 22 (1.80%) Tableau
15 20 (1.63%) Google
16 17 (1.39%) ION Trading
17 15 (1.23%) Eze Software Group
17 15 (1.23%) FIS
18 13 (1.06%) CQG
18 13 (1.06%) SunGard