Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 414 443 479
Rank change year-on-year +29 +36 -50
Permanent jobs citing Equities 1,040 1,177 997
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.73% 1.69% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 829 906 712
UK median annual salary £72,500 £80,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.38% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £120,000 £114,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £71,250
% change year-on-year -14.29% -26.32% +42.50%

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 59,954 69,673 67,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.62% 40.54% 40.19%
Number of salaries quoted 45,279 54,151 54,542
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% +3.09% -3.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%

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 23 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 5 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 23 May 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 +29 1,035 £72,500 -9.38% 37
London +20 1,031 £72,500 -9.38% 35
UK excluding London +76 9 £45,000 -14.29% 2
Northern Ireland - 5 £55,000 -
South East +40 4 £40,000 -15.79% 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 692 (66.54%) Finance
2 656 (63.08%) Fixed Income
3 652 (62.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 580 (55.77%) Derivative
5 571 (54.90%) Banking
6 545 (52.40%) SQL
7 538 (51.73%) Front Office
8 471 (45.29%) Asset Management
9 392 (37.69%) Hedge funds
10 379 (36.44%) Java
11 353 (33.94%) C#
12 330 (31.73%) Investment Management
13 296 (28.46%) Oracle
14 295 (28.37%) Software Engineering
15 246 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
16 241 (23.17%) FIX Protocol
17 230 (22.12%) Degree
18 218 (20.96%) thinkFolio
19 205 (19.71%) .NET
20 196 (18.85%) Investment Banking
21 195 (18.75%) Unix
22 190 (18.27%) Python
23 185 (17.79%) Workflow
24 183 (17.60%) XML
25 180 (17.31%) Oracle Workflow
26 179 (17.21%) Charles River
27 178 (17.12%) Wealth Management
28 177 (17.02%) Linux
29 166 (15.96%) Computer Science
30 165 (15.87%) SQL Server

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
1 180 (17.31%) Oracle Workflow
2 48 (4.62%) Apache
3 46 (4.42%) Tomcat
4 15 (1.44%) Umbraco
5 14 (1.35%) IIS
6 6 (0.58%) Confluence
6 6 (0.58%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.29%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.096%) CMS
9 1 (0.096%) DNN
9 1 (0.096%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.096%) JBoss
9 1 (0.096%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.096%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.096%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 218 (20.96%) thinkFolio
2 78 (7.50%) Markit EDM
3 59 (5.67%) Front Arena
4 57 (5.48%) Temenos T24
5 13 (1.25%) Eze OMS
6 11 (1.06%) LatentZero
7 7 (0.67%) Eagle PACE
8 6 (0.58%) LongView
8 6 (0.58%) SimCorp Dimension
9 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
11 1 (0.096%) Minerva
11 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (4.23%) SaaS
3 24 (2.31%) PaaS
4 21 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (1.63%) Amazon S3
5 17 (1.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 12 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.29%) Office 365
8 2 (0.19%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.19%) Route 53
8 2 (0.19%) Slack
8 2 (0.19%) Trello
9 1 (0.096%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.096%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.096%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.096%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.096%) IaaS
9 1 (0.096%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.096%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (8.27%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (0.38%) Firewall
2 4 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.29%) IPsec
4 2 (0.19%) Wireless
5 1 (0.096%) AMQP
5 1 (0.096%) DHCP
5 1 (0.096%) DNS
5 1 (0.096%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.096%) LAN
5 1 (0.096%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.096%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.94%) Crystal Reports
3 23 (2.21%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.02%) NoSQL
5 19 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
6 14 (1.35%) KDB
7 10 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.77%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.58%) Big Data
10 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.48%) Kdb+
11 5 (0.48%) Tick Data
12 4 (0.38%) MS Access
12 4 (0.38%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.29%) Blockchain
13 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (2.50%) JIRA
2 15 (1.44%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.35%) Maven
4 11 (1.06%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.96%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.87%) Subversion
7 7 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.58%) NUnit
9 5 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.48%) Moq
10 4 (0.38%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.38%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.38%) Hudson
10 4 (0.38%) JUnit
10 4 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.29%) Selenium
11 3 (0.29%) TestNG
11 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.19%) Gradle
General
1 692 (66.54%) Finance
2 571 (54.90%) Banking
3 538 (51.73%) Front Office
4 196 (18.85%) Investment Banking
5 84 (8.08%) Games
6 81 (7.79%) Back Office
7 50 (4.81%) French Language
7 50 (4.81%) German Language
7 50 (4.81%) Italian Language
7 50 (4.81%) Spanish Language
8 18 (1.73%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.54%) Legal
10 15 (1.44%) Advertising
11 10 (0.96%) Retail
12 6 (0.58%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.38%) Marketing
13 4 (0.38%) Prime Brokerage
14 3 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 366 (35.19%) Developer
2 257 (24.71%) Analyst
3 161 (15.48%) Business Analyst
4 156 (15.00%) Applications Support
5 137 (13.17%) Java Developer
6 126 (12.12%) C# Developer
7 120 (11.54%) Consultant
8 85 (8.17%) SQL Developer
9 84 (8.08%) Support Engineer
10 75 (7.21%) Support Analyst
11 69 (6.63%) Implementation Consultant
12 64 (6.15%) Java Consultant
13 56 (5.38%) .NET Developer
13 56 (5.38%) Applications Engineer
14 55 (5.29%) Applications Support Engineer
15 54 (5.19%) Applications Support Analyst
16 53 (5.10%) Senior Developer
17 50 (4.81%) Software Engineer
18 48 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
19 46 (4.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (23.17%) FIX Protocol
2 205 (19.71%) .NET
3 183 (17.60%) XML
4 124 (11.92%) ASP.NET
5 123 (11.83%) AngularJS
6 106 (10.19%) React
7 104 (10.00%) J2EE
8 100 (9.62%) ASP.NET Web API
9 56 (5.38%) REST
10 52 (5.00%) Vue.js
11 50 (4.81%) HTML
12 45 (4.33%) J2SE
13 41 (3.94%) WPF
14 34 (3.27%) Web Services
15 25 (2.40%) Middleware
16 24 (2.31%) CSS
17 19 (1.83%) J2ME
17 19 (1.83%) WCF
18 17 (1.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 17 (1.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 656 (63.08%) Fixed Income
2 652 (62.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 580 (55.77%) Derivative
4 392 (37.69%) Hedge funds
5 91 (8.75%) Management Information System
6 72 (6.92%) Algorithms
7 66 (6.35%) Fintech
8 51 (4.90%) OTC Derivatives
9 48 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
10 43 (4.13%) Data Structures
11 41 (3.94%) Equity Derivative
12 34 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
13 31 (2.98%) Market Risk
14 30 (2.88%) User Experience
15 29 (2.79%) Credit Risk
15 29 (2.79%) Virtual Team
16 27 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
17 18 (1.73%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 17 (1.63%) Credit Derivative
19 14 (1.35%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 195 (18.75%) Unix
2 177 (17.02%) Linux
3 91 (8.75%) Windows
4 26 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.63%) Solaris
6 10 (0.96%) CentOS
6 10 (0.96%) Fedora
7 9 (0.87%) Windows NT
8 6 (0.58%) AIX
8 6 (0.58%) HPUX
9 4 (0.38%) SUSE
9 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.19%) Android
10 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.096%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (45.29%) Asset Management
2 330 (31.73%) Investment Management
3 295 (28.37%) Software Engineering
4 246 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
5 185 (17.79%) Workflow
6 178 (17.12%) Wealth Management
7 166 (15.96%) Computer Science
8 121 (11.63%) Business Analysis
9 96 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
10 95 (9.13%) Change Management
11 94 (9.04%) Portfolio Management
12 88 (8.46%) Information Security
13 87 (8.37%) Decision-Making
13 87 (8.37%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 84 (8.08%) User Stories
15 83 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
16 77 (7.40%) Microservices
17 75 (7.21%) Low Latency
18 71 (6.83%) Algorithmic Trading
19 67 (6.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 545 (52.40%) SQL
2 379 (36.44%) Java
3 353 (33.94%) C#
4 190 (18.27%) Python
5 157 (15.10%) C++
6 136 (13.08%) Perl
7 86 (8.27%) Bash Shell
7 86 (8.27%) JavaScript
8 74 (7.12%) PL/SQL
9 43 (4.13%) Ruby
10 29 (2.79%) MATLAB
11 25 (2.40%) Shell Script
12 24 (2.31%) R
13 21 (2.02%) C
14 20 (1.92%) VBA
15 14 (1.35%) Bourne shell
15 14 (1.35%) Korn
16 12 (1.15%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.15%) TypeScript
17 11 (1.06%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 230 (22.12%) Degree
2 19 (1.83%) SAFe Agilist
3 14 (1.35%) Master's Degree
3 14 (1.35%) PhD
4 6 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.29%) CEH
5 3 (0.29%) CISA
5 3 (0.29%) CISM
5 3 (0.29%) CISSP
6 1 (0.096%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (11.25%) QA
2 37 (3.56%) MiFID
3 26 (2.50%) Dodd-Frank
3 26 (2.50%) EMIR
4 14 (1.35%) WAI
5 6 (0.58%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.48%) PMO
7 3 (0.29%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (2.31%) Docker
2 1 (0.096%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.096%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (3.56%) Icinga
1 37 (3.56%) Nagios
1 37 (3.56%) ZABBIX
2 17 (1.63%) Terraform
3 7 (0.67%) Control-M
4 4 (0.38%) Ansible
4 4 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.29%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.19%) Puppet
6 2 (0.19%) SCCM
7 1 (0.096%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.096%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.096%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 296 (28.46%) Oracle
2 179 (17.21%) Charles River
3 91 (8.75%) Bloomberg
4 85 (8.17%) Calypso
5 67 (6.44%) SimCorp
6 59 (5.67%) Reuters
7 54 (5.19%) Fidessa
8 51 (4.90%) Tradeweb
9 50 (4.81%) FXall
9 50 (4.81%) MarketAxess
10 49 (4.71%) Microsoft
11 44 (4.23%) Eze Software Group
11 44 (4.23%) ION Trading
12 37 (3.56%) SolarWinds
13 20 (1.92%) Sybase
14 10 (0.96%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.58%) Cloudera
15 6 (0.58%) Google
15 6 (0.58%) Rackspace
15 6 (0.58%) ServiceNow