Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 439 257 417
Rank change year-on-year -182 +160 -14
Permanent jobs citing Equities 857 611 1,019
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 1.28% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.69% 3.60% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 715 593 908
10th Percentile £62,500 £71,250 £56,250
25th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £105,000 £110,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +22.22% +12.50%
75th Percentile £126,250 £132,500 £118,750
90th Percentile £146,250 £160,000 £132,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +30.00% -9.09%

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 50,713 16,949 48,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.48% 35.37% 35.20%
Number of salaries quoted 30,489 13,992 37,057
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £54,163
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +6.16% +3.17%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £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 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 11 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 18 October 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 -149 852 £105,000 -4.55% 87
London -118 836 £107,500 -2.27% 82
Work from Home -221 104 £115,000 -6.12% 15
UK excluding London -231 19 £67,500 +3.85% 5
Midlands - 11 £67,500 - 2
West Midlands - 8 £67,500 - 2
Channel Islands -3 4 £45,000 -14.29%
East Midlands - 3 £75,000 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Scotland -86 1 £57,500 -
South East - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 656 (76.55%) Finance
2 521 (60.79%) Python
3 488 (56.94%) Front Office
4 457 (53.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 400 (46.67%) Software Engineering
6 379 (44.22%) Fixed Income
7 374 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
8 370 (43.17%) SQL
8 370 (43.17%) AWS
9 369 (43.06%) Derivative
10 358 (41.77%) JavaScript
11 353 (41.19%) React
12 350 (40.84%) Java
13 335 (39.09%) Asset Management
14 332 (38.74%) Hedge funds
15 305 (35.59%) Full Stack Development
16 285 (33.26%) Web Services
17 236 (27.54%) Analytics
18 224 (26.14%) TypeScript
18 224 (26.14%) Investment Management
19 195 (22.75%) AngularJS
20 186 (21.70%) Azure
20 186 (21.70%) C#
21 167 (19.49%) Kotlin
22 165 (19.25%) Banking
23 161 (18.79%) Scala
24 158 (18.44%) GCP
25 157 (18.32%) Social Skills
26 145 (16.92%) Vue.js
27 127 (14.82%) Kubernetes

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
1 105 (12.25%) Apache
2 48 (5.60%) Confluence
3 42 (4.90%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.17%) IIS
5 7 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (0.47%) Apache Pulsar
6 4 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.35%) CMS
8 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.35%) InVision
5 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.98%) MetaTrader
2 3 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.23%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.12%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.12%) Minerva
4 1 (0.12%) Salerio
4 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 370 (43.17%) AWS
2 186 (21.70%) Azure
3 158 (18.44%) GCP
4 125 (14.59%) Amazon S3
5 122 (14.24%) Serverless
6 119 (13.89%) Amazon EC2
7 117 (13.65%) AWS Lambda
8 24 (2.80%) OpenShift
9 18 (2.10%) Power Platform
10 7 (0.82%) PaaS
11 5 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.35%) SaaS
13 2 (0.23%) Snowflake
14 1 (0.12%) Amazon ECS
14 1 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.12%) AWS Fargate
14 1 (0.12%) Power Automate
14 1 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.17%) FTP
2 8 (0.93%) FIX Connectivity
3 4 (0.47%) HTTP
4 3 (0.35%) Intranet
5 2 (0.23%) Firewall
6 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.12%) InfiniBand
6 1 (0.12%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.12%) Multicast
6 1 (0.12%) Network Security
6 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.12%) VPN
6 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (12.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 105 (12.25%) Apache Ignite
3 73 (8.52%) SQL Server
4 35 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (3.62%) Flink
6 21 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (2.10%) Power BI
8 17 (1.98%) Metadata
8 17 (1.98%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.87%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.40%) Amazon Athena
11 11 (1.28%) Big Data
11 11 (1.28%) Tableau
12 9 (1.05%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.93%) Data Mart
14 7 (0.82%) Blockchain
14 7 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.70%) Data Lake
15 6 (0.70%) Redis
16 5 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 81 (9.45%) JIRA
2 48 (5.60%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.82%) Subversion
4 6 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.47%) GitLab
6 3 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.12%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.12%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.12%) JUnit
8 1 (0.12%) Mocha
8 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 656 (76.55%) Finance
2 488 (56.94%) Front Office
3 165 (19.25%) Banking
4 157 (18.32%) Social Skills
5 110 (12.84%) Investment Banking
6 77 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
7 38 (4.43%) Back Office
8 29 (3.38%) Retail
9 14 (1.63%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.63%) Games
10 13 (1.52%) Prime Brokerage
11 9 (1.05%) Advertising
11 9 (1.05%) Law
12 7 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
13 5 (0.58%) International Banking
14 3 (0.35%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) Influencing Skills
15 1 (0.12%) Legal
15 1 (0.12%) Presentation Skills
15 1 (0.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 544 (63.48%) Developer
2 230 (26.84%) Python Developer
3 227 (26.49%) Software Engineer
4 191 (22.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 166 (19.37%) Python Engineer
6 132 (15.40%) Python Software Engineer
7 94 (10.97%) JavaScript Developer
8 89 (10.39%) Lead Developer
9 85 (9.92%) Analyst
10 84 (9.80%) AWS Developer
11 74 (8.63%) React Developer
12 73 (8.52%) Senior Developer
13 68 (7.93%) JavaScript Engineer
14 64 (7.47%) Java Developer
15 63 (7.35%) AWS Engineer
16 61 (7.12%) Front Office Developer
17 55 (6.42%) C# Developer
18 44 (5.13%) Applications Support
19 42 (4.90%) Lead Software Developer
19 42 (4.90%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (41.19%) React
2 285 (33.26%) Web Services
3 195 (22.75%) AngularJS
4 145 (16.92%) Vue.js
5 117 (13.65%) .NET
6 99 (11.55%) Node.js
7 64 (7.47%) Kafka
8 62 (7.23%) FIX Protocol
9 42 (4.90%) REST
10 39 (4.55%) ASP.NET
11 35 (4.08%) GraphQL
12 34 (3.97%) .NET Framework
13 29 (3.38%) HTML
13 29 (3.38%) NumPy
14 24 (2.80%) .NET Core
15 23 (2.68%) jQuery
15 23 (2.68%) Spring
16 22 (2.57%) JSON
16 22 (2.57%) SOAP
17 21 (2.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 457 (53.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 379 (44.22%) Fixed Income
3 369 (43.06%) Derivative
4 332 (38.74%) Hedge funds
5 46 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
6 45 (5.25%) Credit Derivative
6 45 (5.25%) Market Risk
7 43 (5.02%) User Experience
8 32 (3.73%) Contract for Difference
8 32 (3.73%) Spread Betting
9 31 (3.62%) Credit Risk
10 27 (3.15%) Equity Derivative
11 26 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (2.33%) Legacy Systems
12 20 (2.33%) OTC Derivatives
13 16 (1.87%) Cloud Native
14 15 (1.75%) Exotic Derivative
14 15 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (1.28%) Reference Data
16 8 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 104 (12.14%) Linux
2 84 (9.80%) Unix
3 37 (4.32%) Windows
4 6 (0.70%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.47%) CentOS
6 3 (0.35%) Android
6 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 374 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 335 (39.09%) Asset Management
4 305 (35.59%) Full Stack Development
5 236 (27.54%) Analytics
6 224 (26.14%) Investment Management
7 102 (11.90%) Mathematics
8 97 (11.32%) Portfolio Management
9 92 (10.74%) SDLC
10 70 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
11 64 (7.47%) DevOps
12 63 (7.35%) Computer Science
13 58 (6.77%) Algorithmic Trading
14 55 (6.42%) Fintech
15 54 (6.30%) Visualisation
16 53 (6.18%) Order Management
17 50 (5.83%) Machine Learning
17 50 (5.83%) Risk Management
18 49 (5.72%) Front End Development
18 49 (5.72%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 521 (60.79%) Python
2 370 (43.17%) SQL
3 358 (41.77%) JavaScript
4 350 (40.84%) Java
5 224 (26.14%) TypeScript
6 186 (21.70%) C#
7 167 (19.49%) Kotlin
8 161 (18.79%) Scala
9 116 (13.54%) C++
10 111 (12.95%) Clojure
11 46 (5.37%) Perl
12 45 (5.25%) R
13 33 (3.85%) Bash Shell
14 23 (2.68%) VB
15 22 (2.57%) VBA
16 18 (2.10%) F#
16 18 (2.10%) MATLAB
17 14 (1.63%) C
17 14 (1.63%) Java 8
18 12 (1.40%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 65 (7.58%) Degree
2 17 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.52%) PhD
4 10 (1.17%) Master's Degree
5 6 (0.70%) CHECK Team Member
6 4 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.23%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.12%) CCNA
8 1 (0.12%) CEH
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.12%) CISSP
8 1 (0.12%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.12%) OSCP
8 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.15%) MiFID
2 26 (3.03%) QA
3 10 (1.17%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (1.05%) EMIR
5 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.12%) Basel III
6 1 (0.12%) FATCA
6 1 (0.12%) GLBA
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 123 (14.35%) Docker
2 2 (0.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 127 (14.82%) Kubernetes
2 45 (5.25%) Terraform
3 9 (1.05%) Ansible
4 4 (0.47%) Prometheus
4 4 (0.47%) Puppet
5 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.12%) Nagios
5 1 (0.12%) Oozie
5 1 (0.12%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 40 (4.67%) Microsoft
2 32 (3.73%) Fidessa
2 32 (3.73%) Sybase
3 30 (3.50%) Oracle
4 21 (2.45%) Atlassian
4 21 (2.45%) Bloomberg
5 15 (1.75%) ServiceNow
6 13 (1.52%) Charles River
7 9 (1.05%) Murex
7 9 (1.05%) Portware
7 9 (1.05%) Tradeweb
8 6 (0.70%) Splunk
8 6 (0.70%) Trayport
9 5 (0.58%) Dynatrace
9 5 (0.58%) Google
10 4 (0.47%) Concur
10 4 (0.47%) Instagram
10 4 (0.47%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.47%) Sage
10 4 (0.47%) Salesforce.com