Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 383 356 484
Rank change year-on-year -27 +128 -76
Permanent jobs citing Equities 882 582 896
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.82% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.00% 2.32% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 743 564 766
10th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £53,750
25th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £63,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £105,000 £107,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.33% +43.33% -6.25%
75th Percentile £126,250 £133,750 £100,000
90th Percentile £147,250 £160,000 £115,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +30.00% -6.98%

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 44,015 25,080 51,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.10% 35.47% 35.19%
Number of salaries quoted 26,653 19,960 39,103
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +0.95%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 10 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 26 July 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 -17 875 £105,000 -2.33% 66
London -18 858 £107,500 - 62
Work from Home -181 82 £108,750 -5.43% 5
UK excluding London -123 18 £67,500 +3.85% 6
Midlands - 10 £67,500 -
West Midlands - 6 £67,500 -
East Midlands - 4 £72,500 -
Scotland -58 3 £75,000 -
South East - 3 £30,500 - 1
East of England - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 670 (75.96%) Finance
2 543 (61.56%) Front Office
3 474 (53.74%) Derivative
4 470 (53.29%) Python
5 450 (51.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 442 (50.11%) Fixed Income
7 415 (47.05%) Hedge funds
8 370 (41.95%) Java
9 369 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
10 366 (41.50%) Asset Management
11 348 (39.46%) AWS
12 347 (39.34%) Software Engineering
13 345 (39.12%) JavaScript
14 319 (36.17%) React
15 311 (35.26%) SQL
16 289 (32.77%) Investment Management
17 248 (28.12%) Analytics
18 237 (26.87%) C#
19 224 (25.40%) AngularJS
20 213 (24.15%) Web Services
21 180 (20.41%) Banking
22 173 (19.61%) Azure
23 167 (18.93%) GCP
24 166 (18.82%) Kotlin
25 156 (17.69%) TypeScript
26 155 (17.57%) Vue.js
27 151 (17.12%) Scala
28 141 (15.99%) Investment Banking
29 137 (15.53%) .NET
30 131 (14.85%) Social Skills

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 73 (8.28%) Apache
2 57 (6.46%) Apache Spark
3 30 (3.40%) Confluence
4 14 (1.59%) Apache Airflow
5 10 (1.13%) IIS
6 3 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.23%) MTS
8 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.04%) MetaTrader
2 4 (0.45%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.23%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.11%) Actimize
4 1 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.11%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.11%) Minerva
4 1 (0.11%) Salerio
4 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 348 (39.46%) AWS
2 173 (19.61%) Azure
3 167 (18.93%) GCP
4 100 (11.34%) Amazon S3
5 93 (10.54%) Serverless
6 88 (9.98%) Amazon EC2
7 85 (9.64%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (2.38%) OpenShift
9 13 (1.47%) Power Platform
10 9 (1.02%) SaaS
11 5 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.57%) PaaS
12 3 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon EKS
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.11%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.13%) FTP
2 6 (0.68%) FIX Connectivity
3 4 (0.45%) HTTP
4 2 (0.23%) Firewall
5 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.11%) InfiniBand
5 1 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.11%) Multicast
5 1 (0.11%) Network Security
5 1 (0.11%) VPN
5 1 (0.11%) WAN
5 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (8.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 73 (8.28%) Apache Ignite
3 55 (6.24%) SQL Server
4 45 (5.10%) Flink
5 40 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (3.06%) Hadoop
7 22 (2.49%) Big Data
8 17 (1.93%) Data Mart
8 17 (1.93%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.81%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.47%) Power BI
11 12 (1.36%) Amazon Athena
12 9 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.02%) KDB
13 8 (0.91%) Tableau
14 7 (0.79%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.79%) Redis
15 5 (0.57%) Data Lake
15 5 (0.57%) Kdb+
16 4 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 67 (7.60%) JIRA
2 56 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.59%) GitLab
4 9 (1.02%) Subversion
5 7 (0.79%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.34%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.23%) Maven
7 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.11%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.11%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.11%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.11%) JUnit
8 1 (0.11%) Mocha
8 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.11%) Travis CI
General
1 670 (75.96%) Finance
2 543 (61.56%) Front Office
3 180 (20.41%) Banking
4 141 (15.99%) Investment Banking
5 131 (14.85%) Social Skills
6 74 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (3.29%) Retail
8 28 (3.17%) Back Office
9 19 (2.15%) Law
10 14 (1.59%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.25%) Publishing
12 9 (1.02%) Legal
13 8 (0.91%) Games
14 7 (0.79%) Organisational Skills
15 6 (0.68%) Advertising
15 6 (0.68%) Marketing
15 6 (0.68%) Prime Brokerage
16 5 (0.57%) Presentation Skills
17 2 (0.23%) Telecoms
18 1 (0.11%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 524 (59.41%) Developer
2 165 (18.71%) Python Developer
3 152 (17.23%) Analyst
4 151 (17.12%) Software Engineer
5 135 (15.31%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 115 (13.04%) JavaScript Developer
7 112 (12.70%) Front Office Developer
8 81 (9.18%) AWS Developer
9 80 (9.07%) Python Engineer
10 75 (8.50%) Java Developer
11 73 (8.28%) Python Software Engineer
12 72 (8.16%) React Developer
13 69 (7.82%) Senior Developer
14 66 (7.48%) Applications Support
15 63 (7.14%) Business Analyst
16 61 (6.92%) Lead Developer
17 60 (6.80%) AWS Engineer
18 58 (6.58%) C# Developer
19 56 (6.35%) AWS Software Engineer
20 54 (6.12%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (36.17%) React
2 224 (25.40%) AngularJS
3 213 (24.15%) Web Services
4 155 (17.57%) Vue.js
5 137 (15.53%) .NET
6 108 (12.24%) Node.js
7 70 (7.94%) .NET Core
8 63 (7.14%) ASP.NET
9 61 (6.92%) Kafka
10 60 (6.80%) FIX Protocol
11 55 (6.24%) GraphQL
12 49 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 48 (5.44%) ASP.NET Core
14 41 (4.65%) HTML
15 35 (3.97%) NumPy
15 35 (3.97%) REST
16 32 (3.63%) Shiny
17 28 (3.17%) Spring
18 24 (2.72%) JSON
19 23 (2.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 474 (53.74%) Derivative
2 450 (51.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 442 (50.11%) Fixed Income
4 415 (47.05%) Hedge funds
5 107 (12.13%) Greenfield Project
6 79 (8.96%) Equity Derivative
7 68 (7.71%) Market Risk
8 54 (6.12%) Credit Risk
9 42 (4.76%) Legacy Systems
10 34 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
11 29 (3.29%) Contract for Difference
11 29 (3.29%) Spread Betting
12 19 (2.15%) Exotic Derivative
13 17 (1.93%) Reference Data
14 16 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (1.47%) Data Structures
16 12 (1.36%) Algorithms
16 12 (1.36%) OTC Derivatives
17 11 (1.25%) Mobile App
18 10 (1.13%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 70 (7.94%) Linux
2 60 (6.80%) Unix
3 20 (2.27%) Windows
4 11 (1.25%) Android
4 11 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.45%) CentOS
6 2 (0.23%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (41.50%) Asset Management
3 347 (39.34%) Software Engineering
4 289 (32.77%) Investment Management
5 248 (28.12%) Analytics
6 108 (12.24%) SDLC
7 91 (10.32%) Microservices
8 90 (10.20%) Fintech
9 80 (9.07%) Migration
10 75 (8.50%) Machine Learning
11 67 (7.60%) Risk Management
12 66 (7.48%) Order Management
13 64 (7.26%) Mathematics
14 62 (7.03%) Risk Analytics
15 56 (6.35%) DevOps
15 56 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
16 55 (6.24%) Data Analytics
16 55 (6.24%) TDD
17 52 (5.90%) Artificial Intelligence
18 49 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 470 (53.29%) Python
2 370 (41.95%) Java
3 345 (39.12%) JavaScript
4 311 (35.26%) SQL
5 237 (26.87%) C#
6 166 (18.82%) Kotlin
7 156 (17.69%) TypeScript
8 151 (17.12%) Scala
9 117 (13.27%) C++
10 79 (8.96%) Clojure
11 64 (7.26%) R
12 38 (4.31%) Bash Shell
13 28 (3.17%) Perl
14 23 (2.61%) VBA
15 16 (1.81%) Java 8
16 15 (1.70%) F#
17 12 (1.36%) Erlang
18 11 (1.25%) ES6
18 11 (1.25%) Groovy
18 11 (1.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 57 (6.46%) Degree
2 23 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.79%) PhD
4 5 (0.57%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.23%) PMP
6 2 (0.23%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.11%) CEH
7 1 (0.11%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (0.11%) CISSP
7 1 (0.11%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.11%) OSCP
7 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.63%) MiFID
2 16 (1.81%) QA
3 6 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.57%) EMIR
5 4 (0.45%) PMO
6 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.11%) Basel III
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) GLBA
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) UCITS
System Software
1 89 (10.09%) Docker
2 2 (0.23%) HDFS
3 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 116 (13.15%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.57%) Ansible
3 4 (0.45%) Prometheus
3 4 (0.45%) Terraform
4 3 (0.34%) Puppet
5 2 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.23%) Oozie
6 1 (0.11%) Control-M
6 1 (0.11%) Nagios
6 1 (0.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 33 (3.74%) Fidessa
2 30 (3.40%) Microsoft
3 23 (2.61%) Bloomberg
4 22 (2.49%) Murex
5 20 (2.27%) Oracle
5 20 (2.27%) Sybase
6 12 (1.36%) ServiceNow
7 8 (0.91%) Charles River
8 7 (0.79%) Portware
9 6 (0.68%) Google
9 6 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.68%) Tradeweb
10 5 (0.57%) Sun
11 4 (0.45%) Advent
11 4 (0.45%) Concur
11 4 (0.45%) Instagram
11 4 (0.45%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.45%) Sage
12 3 (0.34%) Sophis
13 2 (0.23%) TIBCO