Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 379 435 436
Rank change year-on-year +56 +1 +39
Permanent jobs citing Equities 676 1,003 1,194
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.70% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.00% 1.79% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 694 837 912
Median annual salary £110,000 £72,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +51.72% -9.38% +10.34%
10th Percentile £66,250 £48,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £155,000 £115,000 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +30.00% -4.76% -4.55%

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 33,877 55,888 66,454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.90% 39.13% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 26,085 41,662 51,197
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020. 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 +55 665 £110,000 +51.72% 36
London +9 665 £110,000 +51.72% 35
Work from Home +76 40 £128,750 +71.67% 2
UK excluding London +188 10 £65,000 +30.00% 2
Channel Islands - 8 £65,000 -
Northern Ireland +21 2 £40,000 -27.27% 1

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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.

1 481 (71.15%) Finance
2 457 (67.60%) Front Office
3 439 (64.94%) Fixed Income
4 426 (63.02%) Hedge funds
5 362 (53.55%) Derivative
6 358 (52.96%) AWS
7 347 (51.33%) Asset Management
8 340 (50.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 317 (46.89%) Web Services
10 316 (46.75%) Investment Management
11 306 (45.27%) Java
12 301 (44.53%) Python
13 299 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
14 233 (34.47%) SQL
15 231 (34.17%) JavaScript
16 218 (32.25%) React
17 212 (31.36%) AngularJS
18 206 (30.47%) Software Engineering
19 199 (29.44%) Banking
20 194 (28.70%) Portfolio Management
21 186 (27.51%) GCP
22 184 (27.22%) Azure
23 172 (25.44%) Investment Banking
24 155 (22.93%) Decision-Making
25 153 (22.63%) Business Analysis
26 130 (19.23%) DevOps
27 128 (18.93%) Reference Data
28 127 (18.79%) Markit EDM
29 120 (17.75%) Vue.js
30 117 (17.31%) Node.js

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 21 (3.11%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.15%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 127 (18.79%) Markit EDM
2 62 (9.17%) PolarLake
3 60 (8.88%) Eagle PACE
4 50 (7.40%) SimCorp Dimension
5 34 (5.03%) thinkFolio
6 30 (4.44%) Front Arena
7 23 (3.40%) Salerio
8 4 (0.59%) Bloomberg AIM
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.15%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 358 (52.96%) AWS
2 186 (27.51%) GCP
3 184 (27.22%) Azure
4 45 (6.66%) OpenShift
5 35 (5.18%) Amazon SQS
6 30 (4.44%) Amazon ECS
7 9 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (1.33%) Serverless
8 7 (1.04%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.59%) SaaS
10 2 (0.30%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.07%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.15%) Firewall
2 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (8.28%) NoSQL
2 52 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 36 (5.33%) Amazon Redshift
4 25 (3.70%) Big Data
5 21 (3.11%) Flink
5 21 (3.11%) Hadoop
6 15 (2.22%) Data Mining
7 14 (2.07%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.78%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.18%) MySQL
11 8 (1.18%) Redis
12 5 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.74%) HBase
12 5 (0.74%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.30%) Hazelcast
14 2 (0.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 52 (7.69%) RStudio
2 43 (6.36%) Artifactory
3 27 (3.99%) JIRA
4 18 (2.66%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.44%) Selenium
7 3 (0.44%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 481 (71.15%) Finance
2 457 (67.60%) Front Office
3 199 (29.44%) Banking
4 172 (25.44%) Investment Banking
5 93 (13.76%) Back Office
6 5 (0.74%) Advertising
7 3 (0.44%) Marketing
7 3 (0.44%) Retail
8 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.30%) Law
8 2 (0.30%) Legal
9 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 253 (37.43%) Developer
2 113 (16.72%) Analyst
3 110 (16.27%) Java Developer
4 97 (14.35%) AWS Developer
4 97 (14.35%) AWS Engineer
5 92 (13.61%) Front Office Developer
6 91 (13.46%) Architect
7 83 (12.28%) Software Engineer
8 55 (8.14%) Java Engineer
9 54 (7.99%) Python Engineer
10 53 (7.84%) Support Analyst
11 52 (7.69%) Applications Support
12 46 (6.80%) Python Developer
13 44 (6.51%) Applications Support Analyst
13 44 (6.51%) Business Analyst
14 43 (6.36%) AWS Software Engineer
15 39 (5.77%) Financial Analyst
15 39 (5.77%) JavaScript Developer
15 39 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
16 36 (5.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (46.89%) Web Services
2 218 (32.25%) React
3 212 (31.36%) AngularJS
4 120 (17.75%) Vue.js
5 117 (17.31%) Node.js
6 113 (16.72%) .NET
7 61 (9.02%) J2EE
8 38 (5.62%) FIX Protocol
9 37 (5.47%) .NET Core
10 30 (4.44%) Redux
11 25 (3.70%) Kafka
12 24 (3.55%) ASP.NET
13 23 (3.40%) Elastic Stack
13 23 (3.40%) Regular Expression
14 22 (3.25%) HTML
15 18 (2.66%) HTML5
16 15 (2.22%) ASP.NET Core
16 15 (2.22%) CSS
16 15 (2.22%) Natural Language Processing
17 13 (1.92%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 439 (64.94%) Fixed Income
2 426 (63.02%) Hedge funds
3 362 (53.55%) Derivative
4 340 (50.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 128 (18.93%) Reference Data
6 73 (10.80%) Blog
6 73 (10.80%) Greenfield Project
7 50 (7.40%) Equity Derivative
8 46 (6.80%) Public Cloud
9 34 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (3.40%) Algorithms
10 23 (3.40%) Exotic Derivative
10 23 (3.40%) OTC Derivatives
10 23 (3.40%) SWIFT
11 16 (2.37%) Data Structures
12 15 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (2.07%) Market Risk
14 9 (1.33%) Management Information System
15 7 (1.04%) Contract for Difference
15 7 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 60 (8.88%) Unix
2 59 (8.73%) Linux
3 36 (5.33%) Windows
4 28 (4.14%) Windows Server
5 27 (3.99%) Windows 10
6 26 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (3.55%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.74%) Solaris
9 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.44%) CentOS
10 3 (0.44%) Debian
10 3 (0.44%) SUSE
10 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.15%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (51.33%) Asset Management
2 316 (46.75%) Investment Management
3 299 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
4 206 (30.47%) Software Engineering
5 194 (28.70%) Portfolio Management
6 155 (22.93%) Decision-Making
7 153 (22.63%) Business Analysis
8 130 (19.23%) DevOps
9 112 (16.57%) Analytics
10 107 (15.83%) Machine Learning
11 99 (14.64%) Microservices
12 81 (11.98%) Data Analytics
13 78 (11.54%) Open Source
14 73 (10.80%) Wealth Management
15 70 (10.36%) Front End Development
16 69 (10.21%) Performance Attribution
17 66 (9.76%) Mentoring
18 63 (9.32%) Data Management
19 60 (8.88%) Enterprise Data Management
19 60 (8.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 306 (45.27%) Java
2 301 (44.53%) Python
3 233 (34.47%) SQL
4 231 (34.17%) JavaScript
5 115 (17.01%) R
6 92 (13.61%) C++
7 76 (11.24%) C#
8 38 (5.62%) Kotlin
9 29 (4.29%) PowerShell
10 17 (2.51%) Bash Shell
11 14 (2.07%) Perl
12 13 (1.92%) Java 8
13 8 (1.18%) Scala
13 8 (1.18%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.04%) C
14 7 (1.04%) VBA
15 5 (0.74%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.59%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.44%) Clojure
18 2 (0.30%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 54 (7.99%) Degree
2 34 (5.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.92%) Master's Degree
4 5 (0.74%) PhD
5 2 (0.30%) CFA
6 1 (0.15%) ISEB
6 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.66%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.18%) MiFID
3 5 (0.74%) EMIR
3 5 (0.74%) QA
4 4 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 100 (14.79%) Docker
2 5 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 72 (10.65%) Kubernetes
2 33 (4.88%) Terraform
3 23 (3.40%) Nagios
4 5 (0.74%) Ansible
5 4 (0.59%) Control-M
5 4 (0.59%) Puppet
6 3 (0.44%) Consul
6 3 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 109 (16.12%) Bloomberg
2 99 (14.64%) Google
3 98 (14.50%) Charles River
4 80 (11.83%) Calypso
4 80 (11.83%) SimCorp
5 50 (7.40%) GoldenSource
6 42 (6.21%) Reuters
7 38 (5.62%) Oracle
8 35 (5.18%) Fidessa
9 25 (3.70%) ServiceNow
10 18 (2.66%) Refinitiv
11 17 (2.51%) Murex
12 16 (2.37%) Eze Software Group
13 14 (2.07%) ION Trading
14 12 (1.78%) Microsoft
15 10 (1.48%) FIS
15 10 (1.48%) Linedata
15 10 (1.48%) Solace
16 8 (1.18%) Atlassian
17 7 (1.04%) TIBCO