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

Equities
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 380 465 358
Rank change year-on-year +85 -107 +118
Permanent jobs citing Equities 1,379 1,072 1,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.60% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.89% 1.48% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 785 807 1,440
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £50,000 £43,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £116,250 £112,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £50,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -16.00% +13.64% -16.98%

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 72,989 72,616 86,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.14% 40.83% 42.19%
Number of salaries quoted 56,415 59,565 69,874
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 13 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 January 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 +74 1,369 £75,000 - 171
London +67 1,359 £75,000 - 167
UK excluding London -17 19 £42,000 -16.00% 7
Scotland -28 7 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Midlands +19 6 £37,500 -11.76% 1
West Midlands +9 5 £37,500 -11.76%
South East -7 2 £67,500 +50.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £35,000 - 2
East of England +19 1 £42,000 +5.00%
North of England +9 1 - - 2
South West -3 1 - -
North West -3 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Equities also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Equities.

1 1,009 (73.17%) Finance
2 860 (62.36%) Banking
3 700 (50.76%) Investment Banking
4 530 (38.43%) Asset Management
5 525 (38.07%) Fixed Income
6 516 (37.42%) SQL
7 506 (36.69%) Front Office
8 501 (36.33%) Java
9 432 (31.33%) Derivative
10 428 (31.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 400 (29.01%) Wealth Management
12 384 (27.85%) Retail Banking
13 363 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
14 335 (24.29%) Linux
15 282 (20.45%) Unix
16 231 (16.75%) C#
17 213 (15.45%) QA
18 199 (14.43%) Python
19 197 (14.29%) Low Latency
20 194 (14.07%) Oracle
21 193 (14.00%) Analytics
22 188 (13.63%) FIX Protocol
23 187 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
24 176 (12.76%) Degree
24 176 (12.76%) Business Analysis
25 175 (12.69%) SDLC
26 164 (11.89%) Risk Management
27 163 (11.82%) Multithreading
28 140 (10.15%) SQL Server
28 140 (10.15%) .NET

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 31 (2.25%) Apache Spark
2 15 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.65%) Confluence
3 9 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
4 6 (0.44%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.29%) Apache
6 3 (0.22%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.073%) JBoss
8 1 (0.073%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.073%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 91 (6.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.73%) S-PLUS
4 9 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.073%) GNU Octave
5 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (2.32%) Actimize
2 11 (0.80%) thinkFolio
3 5 (0.36%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.29%) Oracle TCA
5 3 (0.22%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.073%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.073%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.073%) LongView
7 1 (0.073%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.073%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.073%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.073%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.073%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.65%) Slack
4 7 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.44%) SaaS
6 5 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.36%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (0.36%) CloudFront
6 5 (0.36%) Route 53
6 5 (0.36%) Trello
7 4 (0.29%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.15%) Office 365
9 1 (0.073%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.073%) GitHub
9 1 (0.073%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.94%) FIX Connectivity
2 10 (0.73%) Firewall
3 8 (0.58%) WAN
4 6 (0.44%) Multicast
5 5 (0.36%) FTP
6 4 (0.29%) AMQP
6 4 (0.29%) BGP
6 4 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (0.29%) EIGRP
6 4 (0.29%) IPsec
6 4 (0.29%) LAN
6 4 (0.29%) MPLS
6 4 (0.29%) NetScaler
6 4 (0.29%) OSPF
6 4 (0.29%) tcpdump
6 4 (0.29%) VPN
6 4 (0.29%) Wireless
6 4 (0.29%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.15%) SSH
7 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (10.15%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.21%) KDB
3 57 (4.13%) Big Data
4 49 (3.55%) Relational Database
5 44 (3.19%) Blockchain
6 40 (2.90%) Oracle Database
7 38 (2.76%) Kdb+
8 29 (2.10%) NoSQL
9 28 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (0.87%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (0.65%) MySQL
14 9 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (0.51%) RDBMS
17 6 (0.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 116 (8.41%) JIRA
2 56 (4.06%) Git (software)
3 20 (1.45%) Selenium
4 19 (1.38%) Jenkins
5 17 (1.23%) JUnit
6 16 (1.16%) Gradle
6 16 (1.16%) Subversion
7 15 (1.09%) Toad
8 9 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.58%) NUnit
10 7 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.44%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.44%) FitNesse
11 6 (0.44%) Mocha
11 6 (0.44%) Protractor
11 6 (0.44%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.36%) CircleCI
12 5 (0.36%) Maven
12 5 (0.36%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.29%) JBehave
General
1 1,009 (73.17%) Finance
2 860 (62.36%) Banking
3 700 (50.76%) Investment Banking
4 506 (36.69%) Front Office
5 384 (27.85%) Retail Banking
6 89 (6.45%) Financial Institution
7 86 (6.24%) Back Office
8 27 (1.96%) Legal
9 21 (1.52%) Marketing
10 19 (1.38%) Retail
11 13 (0.94%) Games
12 6 (0.44%) Russian Language
13 4 (0.29%) Advertising
13 4 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.29%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.073%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 579 (41.99%) Developer
2 335 (24.29%) Analyst
3 322 (23.35%) Java Developer
4 198 (14.36%) Business Analyst
5 123 (8.92%) C# Developer
6 121 (8.77%) Applications Support
7 114 (8.27%) Senior Developer
8 72 (5.22%) Senior Java Developer
9 60 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 52 (3.77%) Banking Analyst
11 51 (3.70%) .NET Developer
11 51 (3.70%) Project Manager
11 51 (3.70%) Support Manager
12 42 (3.05%) Qualitative Analyst
12 42 (3.05%) Quantitative Analyst
12 42 (3.05%) SQL Developer
13 39 (2.83%) Front Office Developer
13 39 (2.83%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 39 (2.83%) IT Support
13 39 (2.83%) Low Latency Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (13.63%) FIX Protocol
2 140 (10.15%) .NET
3 91 (6.60%) AngularJS
4 87 (6.31%) HTML
5 81 (5.87%) WPF
6 67 (4.86%) WCF
7 60 (4.35%) HTML5
8 51 (3.70%) Angular 2
9 49 (3.55%) Spring
10 44 (3.19%) ASP.NET
11 43 (3.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 43 (3.12%) React
12 39 (2.83%) Node.js
13 35 (2.54%) Kafka
13 35 (2.54%) REST
14 31 (2.25%) Middleware
15 30 (2.18%) XML
16 28 (2.03%) KnockoutJS
17 25 (1.81%) LINQ
18 19 (1.38%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 525 (38.07%) Fixed Income
2 432 (31.33%) Derivative
3 428 (31.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 187 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
5 134 (9.72%) Hedge funds
6 111 (8.05%) Computer Science
7 85 (6.16%) Credit Risk
7 85 (6.16%) Data Structures
8 83 (6.02%) OTC Derivatives
9 78 (5.66%) Algorithms
10 72 (5.22%) Fintech
11 53 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
12 49 (3.55%) Eurex
13 48 (3.48%) Equity Derivative
14 42 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (1.89%) User Experience
16 25 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
17 24 (1.74%) Virtual Team
18 16 (1.16%) Management Information System
19 13 (0.94%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 335 (24.29%) Linux
2 282 (20.45%) Unix
3 58 (4.21%) Windows
4 11 (0.80%) Solaris
5 8 (0.58%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.51%) Windows NT
7 4 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.22%) VMS
8 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.15%) Android
9 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.073%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.073%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.073%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (38.43%) Asset Management
2 400 (29.01%) Wealth Management
3 363 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 197 (14.29%) Low Latency
5 193 (14.00%) Analytics
6 176 (12.76%) Business Analysis
7 175 (12.69%) SDLC
8 164 (11.89%) Risk Management
9 163 (11.82%) Multithreading
10 132 (9.57%) Project Management
11 131 (9.50%) Algorithmic Trading
12 122 (8.85%) Mathematics
13 115 (8.34%) Electronic Trading
14 111 (8.05%) OO
15 107 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
16 93 (6.74%) Test Automation
17 92 (6.67%) Fund Management
18 88 (6.38%) Investment Management
19 78 (5.66%) Data Analysis
20 75 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 516 (37.42%) SQL
2 501 (36.33%) Java
3 231 (16.75%) C#
4 199 (14.43%) Python
5 139 (10.08%) C++
6 100 (7.25%) JavaScript
7 73 (5.29%) Perl
8 72 (5.22%) Shell Script
9 54 (3.92%) C
10 49 (3.55%) Bash Shell
11 44 (3.19%) VBA
12 41 (2.97%) MATLAB
13 40 (2.90%) T-SQL
14 39 (2.83%) R
15 25 (1.81%) PL/SQL
16 24 (1.74%) Scala
17 22 (1.60%) TypeScript
18 15 (1.09%) Groovy
18 15 (1.09%) VB.NET
19 14 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 176 (12.76%) Degree
2 23 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
3 16 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.16%) PhD
4 8 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (0.51%) CFA
5 7 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.36%) CISSP
6 5 (0.36%) ISEB
7 4 (0.29%) CCIE
7 4 (0.29%) CCNP
7 4 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.29%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.22%) CCNA
8 3 (0.22%) MCSE
8 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.15%) CISA
10 1 (0.073%) CISM
10 1 (0.073%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.073%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (15.45%) QA
2 60 (4.35%) MiFID
3 48 (3.48%) Basel III
4 21 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.94%) SLA
6 9 (0.65%) EMIR
7 4 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.22%) PMO
9 1 (0.073%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.073%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 4 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
1 4 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.073%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.073%) HDFS
2 1 (0.073%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (0.73%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.65%) Control-M
3 6 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.22%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.22%) Nagios
5 2 (0.15%) Netcool
6 1 (0.073%) Ansible
6 1 (0.073%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.073%) Puppet
6 1 (0.073%) SCCM
Vendors
1 194 (14.07%) Oracle
2 107 (7.76%) Sybase
3 85 (6.16%) Microsoft
4 44 (3.19%) Bloomberg
5 37 (2.68%) Fidessa
6 35 (2.54%) Charles River
7 15 (1.09%) Informatica
7 15 (1.09%) TIBCO
8 14 (1.02%) DevExpress
9 12 (0.87%) Tableau
10 11 (0.80%) Google
10 11 (0.80%) Solace
11 8 (0.58%) Alias
11 8 (0.58%) Cisco
11 8 (0.58%) Reuters
12 7 (0.51%) ION Trading
13 5 (0.36%) Cadence
13 5 (0.36%) Citrix
14 4 (0.29%) CheckPoint
14 4 (0.29%) Juniper