Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 349 406 455
Rank change year-on-year +57 +49 +31
Permanent jobs citing Equities 1,068 1,162 1,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.77% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.25% 1.94% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,005 925 816
UK median annual salary £107,500 £72,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +48.28% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £61,250 £48,750 £50,625
90th Percentile £143,750 £112,500 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £41,250 £51,250
% change year-on-year +57.58% -19.51% -41.43%

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 47,470 59,915 67,585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.56% 39.59% 38.54%
Number of salaries quoted 36,509 45,438 52,972
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +2.35%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +58 1,059 £110,000 +51.72% 50
London +24 1,058 £110,000 +51.72% 48
UK excluding London +82 8 £65,000 +57.58% 3
Channel Islands - 6 £65,000 - 1
Scotland +26 1 - -
South West - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 835 (78.18%) Front Office
2 805 (75.37%) Fixed Income
3 723 (67.70%) Derivative
4 718 (67.23%) Finance
5 699 (65.45%) Asset Management
6 572 (53.56%) Python
7 569 (53.28%) Hedge funds
8 562 (52.62%) AWS
9 555 (51.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 535 (50.09%) Investment Management
11 534 (50.00%) Java
12 532 (49.81%) Web Services
13 462 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
14 430 (40.26%) SQL
15 386 (36.14%) Software Engineering
16 382 (35.77%) JavaScript
17 373 (34.93%) Analytics
18 306 (28.65%) Banking
19 292 (27.34%) R
20 269 (25.19%) Mentoring
21 267 (25.00%) Azure
22 266 (24.91%) GCP
23 250 (23.41%) J2EE
24 232 (21.72%) C++
25 231 (21.63%) Bloomberg
26 215 (20.13%) React
27 210 (19.66%) Portfolio Management
28 204 (19.10%) AngularJS
28 204 (19.10%) Microservices
29 203 (19.01%) C#

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 (1.97%) Apache
2 16 (1.50%) Tomcat
3 11 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (0.84%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.37%) Confluence
5 4 (0.37%) nginx
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.094%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 149 (13.95%) Markit EDM
2 123 (11.52%) thinkFolio
3 79 (7.40%) PolarLake
4 77 (7.21%) Eagle PACE
5 72 (6.74%) Front Arena
6 53 (4.96%) FINCAD Analytics
7 27 (2.53%) LatentZero
8 20 (1.87%) Salerio
9 16 (1.50%) SimCorp Dimension
10 2 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
10 2 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
10 2 (0.19%) LongView
11 1 (0.094%) Endur
11 1 (0.094%) Minerva
11 1 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 562 (52.62%) AWS
2 267 (25.00%) Azure
3 266 (24.91%) GCP
4 79 (7.40%) Amazon SQS
5 58 (5.43%) OpenShift
6 54 (5.06%) Amazon ECS
7 51 (4.78%) Amazon S3
8 41 (3.84%) SaaS
9 35 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
9 35 (3.28%) Serverless
10 24 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (2.25%) AWS Fargate
11 9 (0.84%) AWS Step Functions
12 4 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.094%) npm
13 1 (0.094%) Trello
13 1 (0.094%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.75%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.094%) Firewall
2 1 (0.094%) Intranet
2 1 (0.094%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.094%) LAN
2 1 (0.094%) Multicast
2 1 (0.094%) NAS
2 1 (0.094%) SAN
2 1 (0.094%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.094%) VLAN
2 1 (0.094%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (8.80%) NoSQL
2 90 (8.43%) Amazon Athena
3 68 (6.37%) SQL Server
4 58 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (4.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 40 (3.75%) Big Data
7 32 (3.00%) Amazon Redshift
8 26 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (1.78%) Amazon Aurora
10 14 (1.31%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.84%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.66%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.47%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.47%) MySQL
15 4 (0.37%) Redis
16 3 (0.28%) Apache Hive
16 3 (0.28%) Blockchain
16 3 (0.28%) KDB
16 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 107 (10.02%) RStudio
2 57 (5.34%) Artifactory
3 39 (3.65%) Git (software)
4 34 (3.18%) Jenkins
5 32 (3.00%) JIRA
6 22 (2.06%) GitLab
7 5 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.37%) gulp
8 4 (0.37%) PhpStorm
8 4 (0.37%) PHPUnit
9 3 (0.28%) Selenium
10 2 (0.19%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.19%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.19%) MSI
10 2 (0.19%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.094%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.094%) JBehave
11 1 (0.094%) JUnit
11 1 (0.094%) Maven
11 1 (0.094%) TeamCity
General
1 835 (78.18%) Front Office
2 718 (67.23%) Finance
3 306 (28.65%) Banking
4 177 (16.57%) Investment Banking
5 122 (11.42%) Back Office
6 19 (1.78%) French Language
7 18 (1.69%) German Language
7 18 (1.69%) Italian Language
7 18 (1.69%) Spanish Language
8 9 (0.84%) Advertising
9 7 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.66%) Legal
10 5 (0.47%) Games
10 5 (0.47%) Retail
10 5 (0.47%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.19%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.094%) Billing
12 1 (0.094%) Law
12 1 (0.094%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 380 (35.58%) Developer
2 195 (18.26%) Java Developer
3 127 (11.89%) Front Office Developer
4 118 (11.05%) Analyst
5 105 (9.83%) Senior Developer
6 104 (9.74%) Software Engineer
7 102 (9.55%) Data Manager
8 99 (9.27%) Quantitative Developer
9 80 (7.49%) Python Developer
9 80 (7.49%) Senior Java Developer
10 75 (7.02%) AWS Developer
11 73 (6.84%) Architect
12 69 (6.46%) Applications Support
13 65 (6.09%) AWS Engineer
14 64 (5.99%) Finance Manager
15 62 (5.81%) Java Engineer
15 62 (5.81%) Support Analyst
16 51 (4.78%) Java Software Engineer
17 50 (4.68%) Senior Quantitative Developer
18 47 (4.40%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 532 (49.81%) Web Services
2 250 (23.41%) J2EE
3 215 (20.13%) React
4 204 (19.10%) AngularJS
5 144 (13.48%) Node.js
6 104 (9.74%) .NET
7 78 (7.30%) Vue.js
8 63 (5.90%) FIX Protocol
9 45 (4.21%) Redux
10 33 (3.09%) Pandas
10 33 (3.09%) Spring
11 30 (2.81%) J2SE
11 30 (2.81%) NumPy
12 28 (2.62%) SciPy
13 24 (2.25%) Lambda Expressions
14 22 (2.06%) Hibernate
15 21 (1.97%) jQuery
15 21 (1.97%) Swagger
16 20 (1.87%) Elastic Stack
16 20 (1.87%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 805 (75.37%) Fixed Income
2 723 (67.70%) Derivative
3 569 (53.28%) Hedge funds
4 555 (51.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 175 (16.39%) Reference Data
6 152 (14.23%) Equity Derivative
7 136 (12.73%) Greenfield Project
8 109 (10.21%) Blog
9 97 (9.08%) Exotic Derivative
10 61 (5.71%) Public Cloud
11 35 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (2.34%) SWIFT
13 23 (2.15%) Algorithms
14 22 (2.06%) OTC Derivatives
15 21 (1.97%) Market Risk
16 16 (1.50%) Management Information System
17 11 (1.03%) Credit Risk
18 10 (0.94%) Data Structures
19 8 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
20 6 (0.56%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 79 (7.40%) Linux
2 71 (6.65%) Unix
3 39 (3.65%) Windows
4 23 (2.15%) Windows 10
4 23 (2.15%) Windows 7
4 23 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.094%) Solaris
6 1 (0.094%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 699 (65.45%) Asset Management
2 535 (50.09%) Investment Management
3 462 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
4 386 (36.14%) Software Engineering
5 373 (34.93%) Analytics
6 269 (25.19%) Mentoring
7 210 (19.66%) Portfolio Management
8 204 (19.10%) Microservices
9 187 (17.51%) Business Analysis
10 184 (17.23%) Decision-Making
10 184 (17.23%) Performance Attribution
11 169 (15.82%) Machine Learning
12 163 (15.26%) Data Analytics
13 159 (14.89%) Open Source
14 154 (14.42%) Artificial Intelligence
15 118 (11.05%) Quantitative Analysis
16 113 (10.58%) Migration
17 108 (10.11%) Performance Management
18 100 (9.36%) DevOps
19 81 (7.58%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 572 (53.56%) Python
2 534 (50.00%) Java
3 430 (40.26%) SQL
4 382 (35.77%) JavaScript
5 292 (27.34%) R
6 232 (21.72%) C++
7 203 (19.01%) C#
8 78 (7.30%) Kotlin
9 40 (3.75%) Perl
10 38 (3.56%) Bash Shell
11 28 (2.62%) TypeScript
12 27 (2.53%) MATLAB
13 26 (2.43%) Ruby
14 25 (2.34%) Java 8
15 24 (2.25%) PowerShell
16 16 (1.50%) Bourne shell
16 16 (1.50%) Korn
17 12 (1.12%) PHP
17 12 (1.12%) VBA
18 9 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 74 (6.93%) Degree
2 20 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.69%) PhD
4 14 (1.31%) Master's Degree
5 8 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.094%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.094%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.34%) Data Quality
2 12 (1.12%) EMIR
2 12 (1.12%) MiFID
3 10 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (0.75%) QA
5 3 (0.28%) PMO
6 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.094%) NIST
6 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 117 (10.96%) Docker
2 4 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.19%) HDFS
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.094%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 65 (6.09%) Kubernetes
2 36 (3.37%) Terraform
3 20 (1.87%) Nagios
4 8 (0.75%) Puppet
5 7 (0.66%) Ansible
6 5 (0.47%) Control-M
7 2 (0.19%) Consul
7 2 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 231 (21.63%) Bloomberg
2 140 (13.11%) Google
3 131 (12.27%) Charles River
4 122 (11.42%) SimCorp
5 89 (8.33%) Calypso
6 78 (7.30%) Reuters
7 65 (6.09%) Fidessa
8 52 (4.87%) Oracle
9 51 (4.78%) ION Trading
10 39 (3.65%) Eze Castle Integration
11 35 (3.28%) Eze Software Group
12 34 (3.18%) FIS
12 34 (3.18%) Linedata
13 24 (2.25%) ServiceNow
14 20 (1.87%) Murex
15 16 (1.50%) FXall
15 16 (1.50%) GoldenSource
15 16 (1.50%) MarketAxess
15 16 (1.50%) Tradeweb
16 12 (1.12%) TIBCO