Period
to 22 October 2020

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

Equities
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 252 395 396
Rank change year-on-year +143 +1 -46
Permanent jobs citing Equities 624 1,028 1,300
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 0.75% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.33% 1.93% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 627 967 1,084
Median annual salary £107,500 £90,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.44% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £71,250 £56,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £156,250 £132,500 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +50.00% -9.09% +22.22%

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 18,747 53,184 65,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.28% 38.88% 39.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15,119 40,153 49,923
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £85,477
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 22 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 7 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 22 October 2020. 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 +146 617 £107,500 +19.44% 48
London +88 617 £107,500 +19.44% 48
Work from Home 0 33 £122,500 +22.50% 2
UK excluding London +333 7 £75,000 +50.00% 1
Scotland +92 3 - -
Northern Ireland +17 2 £85,000 +54.55% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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.

1 559 (89.58%) Finance
2 477 (76.44%) Front Office
3 476 (76.28%) Fixed Income
4 453 (72.60%) Hedge funds
5 422 (67.63%) Python
6 407 (65.22%) AWS
7 397 (63.62%) Asset Management
8 370 (59.29%) Web Services
9 344 (55.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 329 (52.72%) Derivative
11 328 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
12 305 (48.88%) SQL
13 284 (45.51%) Java
14 274 (43.91%) Software Engineering
15 260 (41.67%) JavaScript
16 257 (41.19%) Investment Management
17 234 (37.50%) AngularJS
18 233 (37.34%) React
19 193 (30.93%) Vue.js
20 152 (24.36%) Reference Data
21 143 (22.92%) Markit EDM
22 120 (19.23%) C#
23 118 (18.91%) Analytics
24 114 (18.27%) R
25 113 (18.11%) Amazon S3
26 112 (17.95%) Bloomberg
27 110 (17.63%) .NET
28 108 (17.31%) Kotlin
29 105 (16.83%) Serverless
30 103 (16.51%) AWS Lambda

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 23 (3.69%) Apache Spark
2 19 (3.04%) Apache
3 10 (1.60%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.32%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Sketch
3 1 (0.16%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 143 (22.92%) Markit EDM
2 100 (16.03%) Eagle PACE
3 73 (11.70%) PolarLake
4 41 (6.57%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (0.64%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.32%) Actimize
7 1 (0.16%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 407 (65.22%) AWS
2 113 (18.11%) Amazon S3
3 105 (16.83%) Serverless
4 103 (16.51%) Amazon EC2
4 103 (16.51%) AWS Lambda
5 93 (14.90%) Azure
6 90 (14.42%) GCP
7 23 (3.69%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.80%) Power Platform
9 4 (0.64%) SaaS
10 3 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.12%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.16%) Firewall
2 1 (0.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (16.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 25 (4.01%) Flink
3 22 (3.53%) Apache Ignite
3 22 (3.53%) NoSQL
3 22 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (3.37%) Big Data
4 21 (3.37%) Hadoop
4 21 (3.37%) SQL Server
5 15 (2.40%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.24%) Data Mining
7 10 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.44%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.80%) OLAP
9 5 (0.80%) Power BI
9 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.48%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.48%) Tableau
11 2 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.16%) HBase
Development Applications
1 21 (3.37%) Jenkins
2 18 (2.88%) Artifactory
3 14 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.12%) JIRA
5 5 (0.80%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.80%) PyCharm
6 4 (0.64%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (0.48%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.48%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.32%) JMeter
8 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.32%) Subversion
9 1 (0.16%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.16%) JBehave
9 1 (0.16%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.16%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 559 (89.58%) Finance
2 477 (76.44%) Front Office
3 103 (16.51%) Banking
4 102 (16.35%) Back Office
5 87 (13.94%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.76%) Advertising
7 2 (0.32%) French Language
7 2 (0.32%) German Language
7 2 (0.32%) Law
8 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 269 (43.11%) Developer
2 207 (33.17%) Software Engineer
3 146 (23.40%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 135 (21.63%) Analyst
5 127 (20.35%) Python Developer
6 107 (17.15%) Financial Analyst
7 105 (16.83%) Python Engineer
8 97 (15.54%) JavaScript Developer
9 92 (14.74%) Architect
10 90 (14.42%) Python Software Engineer
11 87 (13.94%) Business Analyst
12 77 (12.34%) Finance Business Analyst
13 64 (10.26%) JavaScript Engineer
14 62 (9.94%) AWS Engineer
15 53 (8.49%) Reference Data Analyst
16 46 (7.37%) .NET Software Engineer
16 46 (7.37%) AWS Software Engineer
17 44 (7.05%) AWS Architect
18 41 (6.57%) Enterprise Architect
18 41 (6.57%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (59.29%) Web Services
2 234 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 233 (37.34%) React
4 193 (30.93%) Vue.js
5 110 (17.63%) .NET
6 60 (9.62%) Node.js
7 59 (9.46%) .NET Core
8 56 (8.97%) ASP.NET
9 50 (8.01%) Pandas
10 47 (7.53%) ASP.NET Core
11 25 (4.01%) Kafka
12 20 (3.21%) Shiny
13 14 (2.24%) Django
13 14 (2.24%) Natural Language Processing
13 14 (2.24%) NumPy
14 11 (1.76%) FIX Protocol
15 10 (1.60%) Dask
15 10 (1.60%) HTML
16 7 (1.12%) CSS
17 6 (0.96%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 476 (76.28%) Fixed Income
2 453 (72.60%) Hedge funds
3 344 (55.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 329 (52.72%) Derivative
5 152 (24.36%) Reference Data
6 36 (5.77%) Credit Derivative
7 35 (5.61%) Blog
8 30 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (4.81%) Greenfield Project
9 23 (3.69%) Equity Derivative
10 18 (2.88%) Market Risk
10 18 (2.88%) Public Cloud
11 16 (2.56%) Algorithms
12 14 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (2.08%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.44%) Exotic Derivative
15 7 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.64%) Credit Risk
17 3 (0.48%) Eurex
17 3 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.05%) Linux
2 8 (1.28%) Unix
3 4 (0.64%) Solaris
3 4 (0.64%) Windows
4 3 (0.48%) CentOS
4 3 (0.48%) Debian
4 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.48%) SUSE
4 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
4 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.48%) Windows 8
4 3 (0.48%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.16%) Fedora
6 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (63.62%) Asset Management
2 328 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (43.91%) Software Engineering
4 257 (41.19%) Investment Management
5 118 (18.91%) Analytics
6 99 (15.87%) Microservices
7 90 (14.42%) Wealth Management
8 76 (12.18%) Machine Learning
9 74 (11.86%) Data Management
10 73 (11.70%) Fintech
11 70 (11.22%) Enterprise Data Management
12 65 (10.42%) Migration
13 62 (9.94%) Portfolio Management
14 53 (8.49%) Artificial Intelligence
14 53 (8.49%) Mathematics
15 48 (7.69%) Architectural Design
16 45 (7.21%) TDD
17 35 (5.61%) Open Source
18 30 (4.81%) Computer Science
18 30 (4.81%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 422 (67.63%) Python
2 305 (48.88%) SQL
3 284 (45.51%) Java
4 260 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 120 (19.23%) C#
6 114 (18.27%) R
7 108 (17.31%) Kotlin
8 64 (10.26%) TypeScript
9 60 (9.62%) C++
10 28 (4.49%) Scala
11 19 (3.04%) Clojure
12 11 (1.76%) Java 8
12 11 (1.76%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.60%) PHP
14 6 (0.96%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.80%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.80%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.48%) Perl
17 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (9.46%) Degree
2 28 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (3.37%) Master's Degree
4 13 (2.08%) PhD
5 8 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.64%) MBA
7 2 (0.32%) ISEB
7 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.92%) MiFID
2 10 (1.60%) Dodd-Frank
2 10 (1.60%) EMIR
3 6 (0.96%) QA
4 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.32%) PMO
6 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (6.09%) Docker
2 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 49 (7.85%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.88%) Puppet
3 5 (0.80%) Ansible
4 3 (0.48%) Cobbler
4 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (0.48%) Terraform
5 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 112 (17.95%) Bloomberg
2 43 (6.89%) Charles River
3 42 (6.73%) GoldenSource
4 41 (6.57%) Calypso
4 41 (6.57%) SimCorp
5 35 (5.61%) Reuters
6 31 (4.97%) FactSet
7 28 (4.49%) Google
8 7 (1.12%) Microsoft
9 6 (0.96%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.64%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.64%) Fidessa
10 4 (0.64%) ION Trading
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle
11 3 (0.48%) CQG
11 3 (0.48%) Patsystems
11 3 (0.48%) Sybase
11 3 (0.48%) Trayport
12 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.16%) TIBCO