Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 368 406 353
Rank change year-on-year +38 -53 +124
Permanent jobs citing Equities 1,119 1,200 1,648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.76% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.17% 1.90% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,014 989 803
UK median annual salary £90,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.13% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £57,000 £48,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £143,750 £120,000 £116,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £32,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +53.85% -27.78% -5.26%

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 51,509 63,021 71,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.76% 39.66% 39.74%
Number of salaries quoted 39,268 48,205 53,595
UK median annual salary £54,486 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.78% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 6 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 8 December 2019. 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 +57 1,116 £90,000 +16.13% 75
London +25 1,108 £90,000 +16.13% 75
UK excluding London +93 9 £50,000 +53.85% 1
South East +49 7 £50,000 +25.00%
Scotland +9 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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.

1 853 (76.23%) Front Office
2 804 (71.85%) Fixed Income
3 789 (70.51%) Finance
4 706 (63.09%) Derivative
5 699 (62.47%) Asset Management
6 604 (53.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 583 (52.10%) Java
8 519 (46.38%) Python
9 507 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
10 462 (41.29%) AWS
11 451 (40.30%) Investment Management
12 443 (39.59%) Hedge funds
12 443 (39.59%) SQL
13 433 (38.70%) Web Services
14 425 (37.98%) Software Engineering
15 331 (29.58%) Analytics
16 327 (29.22%) JavaScript
17 312 (27.88%) J2EE
18 298 (26.63%) C#
19 278 (24.84%) Banking
20 267 (23.86%) R
21 257 (22.97%) Mentoring
22 221 (19.75%) Microservices
23 203 (18.14%) C++
24 196 (17.52%) Business Analysis
25 185 (16.53%) Bloomberg
26 177 (15.82%) thinkFolio
27 165 (14.75%) SimCorp
28 160 (14.30%) Quantitative Analysis
29 155 (13.85%) Markit EDM

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 56 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 37 (3.31%) Apache
3 24 (2.14%) Tomcat
4 14 (1.25%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.54%) IIS
5 6 (0.54%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.36%) Confluence
6 4 (0.36%) nginx
7 3 (0.27%) GemFire
8 2 (0.18%) Jupyter
Applications
1 15 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.089%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 177 (15.82%) thinkFolio
2 155 (13.85%) Markit EDM
3 112 (10.01%) Front Arena
4 53 (4.74%) FINCAD Analytics
5 47 (4.20%) PolarLake
6 41 (3.66%) Eagle PACE
7 31 (2.77%) LatentZero
8 12 (1.07%) SimCorp Dimension
9 4 (0.36%) Salerio
10 3 (0.27%) Eze OMS
10 3 (0.27%) LongView
11 2 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
12 1 (0.089%) Bloomberg AIM
12 1 (0.089%) Endur
12 1 (0.089%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 462 (41.29%) AWS
2 145 (12.96%) Azure
3 139 (12.42%) GCP
4 72 (6.43%) Amazon S3
5 71 (6.34%) Amazon SQS
6 53 (4.74%) SaaS
7 52 (4.65%) AWS Lambda
7 52 (4.65%) Serverless
8 27 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (2.41%) Amazon ECS
8 27 (2.41%) AWS Fargate
9 20 (1.79%) Power Platform
10 14 (1.25%) OpenShift
11 11 (0.98%) AWS Step Functions
12 4 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.089%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.089%) npm
13 1 (0.089%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.63%) FIX Connectivity
2 6 (0.54%) LAN
2 6 (0.54%) WAN
3 4 (0.36%) FTP
4 1 (0.089%) Intranet
4 1 (0.089%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.089%) Multicast
4 1 (0.089%) NAS
4 1 (0.089%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 90 (8.04%) Amazon Athena
3 58 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
4 47 (4.20%) Amazon RDS
4 47 (4.20%) NoSQL
5 46 (4.11%) Big Data
6 44 (3.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 39 (3.49%) Relational Database
8 32 (2.86%) Amazon Aurora
9 28 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 22 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.79%) Power BI
13 12 (1.07%) DB2
14 9 (0.80%) Blockchain
15 8 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.71%) KDB
16 6 (0.54%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.54%) Oracle Database
17 4 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 121 (10.81%) RStudio
2 44 (3.93%) Git (software)
3 38 (3.40%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.97%) GitLab
5 14 (1.25%) Artifactory
5 14 (1.25%) JIRA
6 11 (0.98%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.63%) Gradle
8 6 (0.54%) gulp
9 4 (0.36%) Maven
9 4 (0.36%) PhpStorm
9 4 (0.36%) PHPUnit
9 4 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.27%) Eclipse RCP
10 3 (0.27%) JBehave
10 3 (0.27%) Selenium
10 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.18%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.18%) Jasmine
General
1 853 (76.23%) Front Office
2 789 (70.51%) Finance
3 278 (24.84%) Banking
4 138 (12.33%) Investment Banking
5 91 (8.13%) Back Office
6 81 (7.24%) French Language
7 80 (7.15%) German Language
7 80 (7.15%) Italian Language
7 80 (7.15%) Spanish Language
8 56 (5.00%) Dutch Language
9 15 (1.34%) Legal
10 13 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.80%) Advertising
12 5 (0.45%) Games
12 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.18%) Retail
14 1 (0.089%) Billing
14 1 (0.089%) Law
14 1 (0.089%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 454 (40.57%) Developer
2 245 (21.89%) Java Developer
3 142 (12.69%) Analyst
4 129 (11.53%) Senior Developer
5 122 (10.90%) Quantitative Developer
6 103 (9.20%) Front Office Developer
6 103 (9.20%) Senior Java Developer
7 99 (8.85%) Software Engineer
8 84 (7.51%) Data Manager
9 78 (6.97%) Python Developer
10 72 (6.43%) Finance Manager
11 67 (5.99%) Business Analyst
12 59 (5.27%) Java Engineer
13 58 (5.18%) Applications Support
13 58 (5.18%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 58 (5.18%) Senior Quantitative Developer
14 56 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
14 56 (5.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 53 (4.74%) Development Manager
15 53 (4.74%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (38.70%) Web Services
2 312 (27.88%) J2EE
3 126 (11.26%) React
4 118 (10.55%) AngularJS
5 94 (8.40%) .NET
6 90 (8.04%) XML
7 79 (7.06%) FIX Protocol
8 56 (5.00%) J2SE
9 52 (4.65%) Pandas
10 51 (4.56%) NumPy
11 47 (4.20%) SciPy
12 46 (4.11%) Node.js
13 44 (3.93%) Spring
14 36 (3.22%) jQuery
15 34 (3.04%) HTML
16 33 (2.95%) WPF
17 32 (2.86%) Vue.js
18 27 (2.41%) Lambda Expressions
19 21 (1.88%) Swagger
20 19 (1.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 804 (71.85%) Fixed Income
2 706 (63.09%) Derivative
3 604 (53.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 443 (39.59%) Hedge funds
5 139 (12.42%) Equity Derivative
6 122 (10.90%) Reference Data
7 115 (10.28%) Greenfield Project
8 95 (8.49%) Exotic Derivative
9 57 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
10 52 (4.65%) Algorithms
11 36 (3.22%) Blog
12 31 (2.77%) Credit Risk
13 26 (2.32%) Management Information System
14 24 (2.14%) Data Structures
15 22 (1.97%) SWIFT
16 18 (1.61%) Public Cloud
17 17 (1.52%) Market Risk
18 13 (1.16%) User Experience
19 9 (0.80%) OTC Derivatives
20 8 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 88 (7.86%) Linux
2 78 (6.97%) Unix
3 31 (2.77%) Windows
4 11 (0.98%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.54%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.54%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.18%) Solaris
7 2 (0.18%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.089%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (62.47%) Asset Management
2 507 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
3 451 (40.30%) Investment Management
4 425 (37.98%) Software Engineering
5 331 (29.58%) Analytics
6 257 (22.97%) Mentoring
7 221 (19.75%) Microservices
8 196 (17.52%) Business Analysis
9 160 (14.30%) Quantitative Analysis
10 118 (10.55%) Performance Management
11 117 (10.46%) Performance Attribution
12 105 (9.38%) Artificial Intelligence
13 99 (8.85%) Data Analytics
14 98 (8.76%) Decision-Making
15 96 (8.58%) Open Source
16 94 (8.40%) Machine Learning
17 85 (7.60%) Computer Science
18 84 (7.51%) Portfolio Management
19 74 (6.61%) Migration
20 67 (5.99%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 583 (52.10%) Java
2 519 (46.38%) Python
3 443 (39.59%) SQL
4 327 (29.22%) JavaScript
5 298 (26.63%) C#
6 267 (23.86%) R
7 203 (18.14%) C++
8 64 (5.72%) Perl
9 49 (4.38%) Kotlin
10 45 (4.02%) TypeScript
11 39 (3.49%) Bash Shell
12 37 (3.31%) Java 8
13 34 (3.04%) Ruby
14 33 (2.95%) MATLAB
15 24 (2.14%) Bourne shell
15 24 (2.14%) Korn
16 15 (1.34%) VBA
17 12 (1.07%) PHP
17 12 (1.07%) Scala
18 9 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 104 (9.29%) Degree
2 30 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.70%) Master's Degree
4 18 (1.61%) PhD
5 10 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.089%) ISEB
7 1 (0.089%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.089%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.65%) Data Quality
2 20 (1.79%) QA
3 14 (1.25%) EMIR
3 14 (1.25%) MiFID
4 12 (1.07%) PMO
5 10 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.54%) WAI
7 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.089%) NIST
7 1 (0.089%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.089%) PSD2
System Software
1 52 (4.65%) Docker
2 2 (0.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.18%) HDFS
2 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 27 (2.41%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.07%) Terraform
3 11 (0.98%) Ansible
4 6 (0.54%) Puppet
5 4 (0.36%) Nagios
6 3 (0.27%) Control-M
7 2 (0.18%) SCCM
8 1 (0.089%) Automic
8 1 (0.089%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.089%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 185 (16.53%) Bloomberg
2 165 (14.75%) SimCorp
3 155 (13.85%) Charles River
4 112 (10.01%) Calypso
4 112 (10.01%) Oracle
5 95 (8.49%) Google
6 58 (5.18%) Reuters
7 45 (4.02%) ION Trading
8 40 (3.57%) Eze Castle Integration
9 35 (3.13%) Fidessa
10 27 (2.41%) Eze Software Group
11 24 (2.14%) FIS
11 24 (2.14%) Linedata
12 22 (1.97%) Sybase
13 21 (1.88%) FXall
13 21 (1.88%) MarketAxess
13 21 (1.88%) Tradeweb
14 19 (1.70%) Microsoft
15 9 (0.80%) TIBCO
16 7 (0.63%) Sun