Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 387 340 456
Rank change year-on-year -47 +116 -75
Permanent jobs citing Equities 1,339 1,687 1,287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.95% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.83% 2.15% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,075 766 1,031
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £121,500 £115,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +27.78% -5.26% -9.52%

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 73,362 78,585 83,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.80% 44.47% 42.74%
Number of salaries quoted 56,703 59,178 68,175
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 8 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 21 September 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 -32 1,327 £80,000 +3.23% 81
London -27 1,323 £80,000 +3.23% 79
UK excluding London +20 16 £57,500 +27.78% 6
Northern Ireland +2 7 - -
Scotland -8 5 £65,000 +36.84% 4
Midlands +22 2 £48,750 +30.00%
West Midlands +18 2 £48,750 +30.00%
South East 0 2 £25,000 -44.44% 2

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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.

1 981 (73.26%) Finance
2 672 (50.19%) SQL
3 633 (47.27%) Fixed Income
4 625 (46.68%) Front Office
4 625 (46.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 549 (41.00%) Banking
6 546 (40.78%) Derivative
7 497 (37.12%) Java
8 479 (35.77%) C#
9 385 (28.75%) Asset Management
10 363 (27.11%) Python
11 362 (27.04%) Investment Banking
12 337 (25.17%) Degree
13 317 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
14 310 (23.15%) Investment Management
15 298 (22.26%) Hedge funds
16 259 (19.34%) FIX Protocol
17 255 (19.04%) C++
18 243 (18.15%) SQL Server
19 234 (17.48%) .NET
20 233 (17.40%) Problem-Solving
21 228 (17.03%) Unix
22 222 (16.58%) Software Engineering
23 221 (16.50%) Linux
24 183 (13.67%) Low Latency
25 179 (13.37%) Mathematics
26 172 (12.85%) Computer Science
27 162 (12.10%) Oracle
27 162 (12.10%) thinkFolio
28 154 (11.50%) Analytics

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 55 (4.11%) Apache
2 46 (3.44%) Tomcat
3 28 (2.09%) Apache Spark
4 22 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
5 19 (1.42%) Ethereum
6 15 (1.12%) OpenStack
7 11 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.75%) IIS
9 8 (0.60%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.15%) Confluence
11 2 (0.15%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.075%) JBoss
12 1 (0.075%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.075%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 79 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 162 (12.10%) thinkFolio
2 96 (7.17%) Front Arena
3 91 (6.80%) Markit EDM
4 43 (3.21%) Eagle PACE
5 28 (2.09%) Bloomberg AIM
6 19 (1.42%) Ripple
7 12 (0.90%) SunGard GMI
8 11 (0.82%) LatentZero
9 5 (0.37%) LongView
10 3 (0.22%) MetaTrader
11 2 (0.15%) Rolfe and Nolan
12 1 (0.075%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 121 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.91%) SaaS
3 15 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.52%) Office 365
5 5 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.37%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.30%) NuGet
7 3 (0.22%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.22%) Route 53
7 3 (0.22%) Slack
7 3 (0.22%) Trello
8 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.15%) Serverless
9 1 (0.075%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.075%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.075%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.075%) GitHub
9 1 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.69%) FIX Connectivity
2 16 (1.19%) Internet
3 14 (1.05%) Firewall
4 10 (0.75%) VPN
5 9 (0.67%) FTP
5 9 (0.67%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.60%) DHCP
6 8 (0.60%) DNS
6 8 (0.60%) WAN
7 7 (0.52%) BGP
8 5 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.37%) Cisco Firepower
8 5 (0.37%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (0.37%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.37%) MPLS
8 5 (0.37%) Network Security
8 5 (0.37%) TACACS
9 4 (0.30%) AMQP
10 3 (0.22%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (18.15%) SQL Server
2 129 (9.63%) Big Data
3 66 (4.93%) Hadoop
4 61 (4.56%) NoSQL
5 59 (4.41%) Relational Database
6 55 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (2.99%) DB2
9 38 (2.84%) Blockchain
10 30 (2.24%) Couchbase
11 29 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (2.09%) KDB
13 25 (1.87%) MongoDB
14 24 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
15 23 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
15 23 (1.72%) Oracle Database
16 20 (1.49%) Flink
17 17 (1.27%) MySQL
18 16 (1.19%) MemSQL
18 16 (1.19%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 97 (7.24%) TeamCity
2 74 (5.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 70 (5.23%) Jenkins
4 51 (3.81%) Octopus Deploy
5 43 (3.21%) Git (software)
5 43 (3.21%) Visual Studio
6 40 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (2.84%) MSBuild
7 38 (2.84%) Visual Studio Team System
8 32 (2.39%) JIRA
9 24 (1.79%) Selenium
10 19 (1.42%) Maven
11 17 (1.27%) Protractor
12 11 (0.82%) NUnit
13 9 (0.67%) SpecFlow
14 8 (0.60%) Mocha
14 8 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (0.52%) Artifactory
15 7 (0.52%) MSI
15 7 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 981 (73.26%) Finance
2 625 (46.68%) Front Office
3 549 (41.00%) Banking
4 362 (27.04%) Investment Banking
5 120 (8.96%) Financial Institution
6 96 (7.17%) Back Office
7 46 (3.44%) French Language
8 45 (3.36%) German Language
8 45 (3.36%) Italian Language
9 27 (2.02%) Marketing
10 22 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
11 20 (1.49%) Games
12 19 (1.42%) Retail
13 16 (1.19%) Spanish Language
14 13 (0.97%) Advertising
15 11 (0.82%) Legal
16 4 (0.30%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.22%) Law
17 3 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
18 2 (0.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 585 (43.69%) Developer
2 248 (18.52%) Analyst
3 187 (13.97%) Java Developer
4 171 (12.77%) C# Developer
5 150 (11.20%) Applications Support
6 110 (8.22%) Senior Developer
7 103 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 88 (6.57%) Python Developer
9 86 (6.42%) Business Analyst
10 69 (5.15%) Support Engineer
11 66 (4.93%) Applications Support Analyst
12 61 (4.56%) Front Office Developer
13 58 (4.33%) Architect
14 52 (3.88%) Software Engineer
15 50 (3.73%) Quantitative Developer
16 49 (3.66%) C++ Developer
17 48 (3.58%) Applications Engineer
17 48 (3.58%) Applications Support Engineer
18 47 (3.51%) .NET Developer
19 40 (2.99%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (19.34%) FIX Protocol
2 234 (17.48%) .NET
3 126 (9.41%) React
4 106 (7.92%) AngularJS
5 104 (7.77%) WPF
6 100 (7.47%) WCF
7 80 (5.97%) Web Services
8 64 (4.78%) XML
9 57 (4.26%) J2EE
10 52 (3.88%) ASP.NET
11 51 (3.81%) .NET Framework
11 51 (3.81%) HTML
12 40 (2.99%) Kafka
13 39 (2.91%) RESTful
14 38 (2.84%) HTML5
15 35 (2.61%) Spring
16 33 (2.46%) NumPy
17 31 (2.32%) Pandas
18 30 (2.24%) Reactive Extensions
19 24 (1.79%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 633 (47.27%) Fixed Income
2 625 (46.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 546 (40.78%) Derivative
4 298 (22.26%) Hedge funds
5 172 (12.85%) Computer Science
6 132 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
7 116 (8.66%) Algorithms
8 97 (7.24%) Fintech
9 87 (6.50%) Cyberthreat
10 80 (5.97%) OTC Derivatives
11 77 (5.75%) Data Structures
11 77 (5.75%) Exotic Derivative
12 69 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
13 60 (4.48%) Equity Derivative
14 39 (2.91%) Market Risk
15 35 (2.61%) Reference Data
16 29 (2.17%) Credit Risk
16 29 (2.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 25 (1.87%) Virtual Team
18 24 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 228 (17.03%) Unix
2 221 (16.50%) Linux
3 115 (8.59%) Windows
4 13 (0.97%) SUSE
5 12 (0.90%) Fedora
5 12 (0.90%) Ubuntu
6 11 (0.82%) Solaris
7 10 (0.75%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.67%) CentOS
8 9 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.67%) Windows NT
9 8 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.52%) Android
11 5 (0.37%) HPUX
12 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.15%) Debian
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.075%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (28.75%) Asset Management
2 317 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
3 310 (23.15%) Investment Management
4 233 (17.40%) Problem-Solving
5 222 (16.58%) Software Engineering
6 183 (13.67%) Low Latency
7 179 (13.37%) Mathematics
8 154 (11.50%) Analytics
9 151 (11.28%) Risk Management
10 146 (10.90%) TDD
11 139 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
12 132 (9.86%) SDLC
13 131 (9.78%) OO
14 126 (9.41%) Algorithmic Trading
15 119 (8.89%) Business Analysis
16 105 (7.84%) Multithreading
17 104 (7.77%) Electronic Trading
18 92 (6.87%) Test Automation
19 89 (6.65%) Strategic Thinking
20 87 (6.50%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 672 (50.19%) SQL
2 497 (37.12%) Java
3 479 (35.77%) C#
4 363 (27.11%) Python
5 255 (19.04%) C++
6 124 (9.26%) Perl
7 119 (8.89%) JavaScript
8 85 (6.35%) T-SQL
9 79 (5.90%) Bash Shell
10 77 (5.75%) Ruby
11 74 (5.53%) VBA
12 61 (4.56%) PowerShell
13 54 (4.03%) Korn
14 53 (3.96%) Bourne shell
14 53 (3.96%) C
15 49 (3.66%) R
16 47 (3.51%) Scala
17 39 (2.91%) MATLAB
18 34 (2.54%) Shell Script
19 29 (2.17%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 337 (25.17%) Degree
2 60 (4.48%) Master's Degree
3 54 (4.03%) Numerate Degree
4 48 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (3.06%) PhD
6 20 (1.49%) ISEB
7 13 (0.97%) CFA
8 7 (0.52%) CCNP
8 7 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.37%) CCIE
10 4 (0.30%) ACCA
10 4 (0.30%) CIMA
10 4 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.30%) PMP
11 1 (0.075%) CCNA
11 1 (0.075%) MCSA
11 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.075%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.075%) RHCE
11 1 (0.075%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.38%) MiFID
2 49 (3.66%) QA
3 24 (1.79%) EMIR
4 8 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (0.60%) FATCA
4 8 (0.60%) GDPR
5 6 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.30%) AIFMD
6 4 (0.30%) Basel III
7 2 (0.15%) GCP
8 1 (0.075%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (4.33%) Docker
2 10 (0.75%) HDFS
3 8 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.22%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 24 (1.79%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.34%) Automic
2 18 (1.34%) Dollar Universe
3 11 (0.82%) Terraform
4 9 (0.67%) Ansible
5 8 (0.60%) SCCM
6 7 (0.52%) Control-M
6 7 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (0.52%) Puppet
7 6 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.15%) Grafana
8 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.075%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.075%) Cacti
9 1 (0.075%) Kibana
9 1 (0.075%) Nagios
9 1 (0.075%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 162 (12.10%) Oracle
2 129 (9.63%) Charles River
3 117 (8.74%) Sybase
4 106 (7.92%) Calypso
5 102 (7.62%) Bloomberg
6 98 (7.32%) SimCorp
7 94 (7.02%) FXall
8 63 (4.71%) Reuters
9 60 (4.48%) Microsoft
10 56 (4.18%) Tradeweb
11 49 (3.66%) MarketAxess
12 31 (2.32%) Tableau
13 27 (2.02%) Fidessa
14 19 (1.42%) Google
15 18 (1.34%) Red Hat
16 15 (1.12%) FIS
17 14 (1.05%) TIBCO
18 13 (0.97%) SunGard
19 11 (0.82%) CQG
19 11 (0.82%) Informatica