Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 390 397 475
Rank change year-on-year +7 +78 -110
Permanent jobs citing Equities 1,169 1,342 1,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.78% 0.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.87% 1.91% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 945 786 799
UK median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £115,000 £116,250 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £42,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -22.62% -20.00% +19.32%

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 62,584 70,139 70,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.84% 40.51% 39.54%
Number of salaries quoted 47,950 54,146 57,218
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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 -3 1,156 £72,500 -3.33% 78
London -2 1,153 £72,500 -3.33% 75
UK excluding London +58 16 £32,500 -22.62% 5
Northern Ireland -2 11 £32,500 -7.14%
South East +37 2 £40,000 -40.74% 3
Scotland +5 2 - - 2
West Midlands +29 1 £60,000 +60.00%
Midlands +14 1 £60,000 +60.00%

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 778 (66.55%) Finance
2 724 (61.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 697 (59.62%) Fixed Income
4 582 (49.79%) Banking
5 570 (48.76%) SQL
6 555 (47.48%) Derivative
7 532 (45.51%) Front Office
8 477 (40.80%) Java
9 423 (36.18%) Asset Management
10 377 (32.25%) C#
11 369 (31.57%) Hedge funds
12 355 (30.37%) Python
13 316 (27.03%) Degree
14 286 (24.47%) FIX Protocol
15 284 (24.29%) Software Engineering
16 282 (24.12%) Investment Banking
17 270 (23.10%) Investment Management
18 249 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
19 232 (19.85%) C++
20 226 (19.33%) Computer Science
21 217 (18.56%) Oracle
22 213 (18.22%) thinkFolio
23 210 (17.96%) Unix
24 203 (17.37%) Wealth Management
25 201 (17.19%) Linux
26 190 (16.25%) SQL Server
27 186 (15.91%) .NET
28 172 (14.71%) Charles River
29 153 (13.09%) Perl
30 142 (12.15%) React

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 88 (7.53%) Oracle Workflow
2 60 (5.13%) Apache
3 49 (4.19%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.86%) Ethereum
5 5 (0.43%) IIS
6 4 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.34%) Confluence
7 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.086%) JBoss
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.086%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 213 (18.22%) thinkFolio
2 66 (5.65%) Markit EDM
3 57 (4.88%) Front Arena
4 56 (4.79%) Temenos T24
5 13 (1.11%) Eagle PACE
6 10 (0.86%) Ripple
7 9 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.77%) SunGard GMI
8 5 (0.43%) Eze OMS
8 5 (0.43%) LatentZero
8 5 (0.43%) LongView
9 4 (0.34%) Bloomberg AIM
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.17%) Rolfe and Nolan
11 1 (0.086%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 117 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (4.96%) SaaS
3 28 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (2.14%) PaaS
5 22 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (0.43%) Heroku
6 5 (0.43%) Serverless
7 4 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.34%) CloudFront
7 4 (0.34%) Route 53
7 4 (0.34%) Slack
7 4 (0.34%) Trello
8 2 (0.17%) NuGet
9 1 (0.086%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.086%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.086%) GitHub
9 1 (0.086%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 75 (6.42%) FIX Connectivity
2 12 (1.03%) Internet
3 6 (0.51%) LAN
3 6 (0.51%) WAN
4 4 (0.34%) FTP
4 4 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.086%) AMQP
6 1 (0.086%) BGP
6 1 (0.086%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.086%) DHCP
6 1 (0.086%) DNS
6 1 (0.086%) Firewall
6 1 (0.086%) Multicast
6 1 (0.086%) NAS
6 1 (0.086%) OSPF
6 1 (0.086%) SNMP
6 1 (0.086%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
4 28 (2.40%) Big Data
5 27 (2.31%) NoSQL
6 26 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (2.22%) Hadoop
6 26 (2.22%) MS Access
7 19 (1.63%) KDB
7 19 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.28%) Blockchain
8 15 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (1.03%) Kdb+
10 11 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.68%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.51%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.43%) Tick Data
14 4 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 42 (3.59%) Visual Studio
2 41 (3.51%) TeamCity
3 34 (2.91%) Maven
4 27 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
5 26 (2.22%) Jenkins
6 25 (2.14%) JIRA
7 24 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 20 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
10 19 (1.63%) Git (software)
11 18 (1.54%) Artifactory
12 16 (1.37%) MSBuild
13 12 (1.03%) Subversion
14 11 (0.94%) JUnit
14 11 (0.94%) TestNG
15 10 (0.86%) Hudson
16 8 (0.68%) Bitbucket
17 4 (0.34%) CircleCI
17 4 (0.34%) Vagrant
17 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 778 (66.55%) Finance
2 582 (49.79%) Banking
3 532 (45.51%) Front Office
4 282 (24.12%) Investment Banking
5 104 (8.90%) Games
6 94 (8.04%) Back Office
7 49 (4.19%) French Language
8 48 (4.11%) German Language
8 48 (4.11%) Italian Language
8 48 (4.11%) Spanish Language
9 25 (2.14%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.71%) Corporate Banking
11 15 (1.28%) Advertising
11 15 (1.28%) Marketing
11 15 (1.28%) Publishing
12 12 (1.03%) Retail
13 6 (0.51%) Law
14 4 (0.34%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.17%) Prime Brokerage
16 1 (0.086%) Legal
Job Titles
1 482 (41.23%) Developer
2 241 (20.62%) Analyst
3 161 (13.77%) Applications Support
4 151 (12.92%) Java Developer
5 139 (11.89%) C# Developer
6 129 (11.04%) Business Analyst
7 109 (9.32%) Support Engineer
8 91 (7.78%) SQL Developer
9 90 (7.70%) Senior Developer
10 84 (7.19%) Support Analyst
11 79 (6.76%) Applications Engineer
12 73 (6.24%) .NET Developer
13 72 (6.16%) Python Developer
14 70 (5.99%) Applications Support Engineer
15 63 (5.39%) Software Engineer
16 62 (5.30%) Applications Support Analyst
17 51 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
18 49 (4.19%) Java Engineer
19 39 (3.34%) Consultant
20 37 (3.17%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (24.47%) FIX Protocol
2 186 (15.91%) .NET
3 142 (12.15%) React
4 111 (9.50%) AngularJS
5 91 (7.78%) XML
6 88 (7.53%) ASP.NET
7 84 (7.19%) WPF
8 70 (5.99%) J2EE
9 68 (5.82%) HTML
10 52 (4.45%) Web Services
11 51 (4.36%) Vue.js
12 48 (4.11%) REST
13 42 (3.59%) WCF
14 32 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
14 32 (2.74%) J2SE
15 21 (1.80%) HTML5
16 18 (1.54%) Reactive Extensions
16 18 (1.54%) WinForms
17 16 (1.37%) .NET Framework
18 14 (1.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 724 (61.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 697 (59.62%) Fixed Income
3 555 (47.48%) Derivative
4 369 (31.57%) Hedge funds
5 95 (8.13%) Management Information System
6 92 (7.87%) Fintech
7 87 (7.44%) Algorithms
8 46 (3.93%) Data Structures
9 44 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
10 42 (3.59%) Equity Derivative
11 40 (3.42%) Market Risk
12 32 (2.74%) Credit Risk
12 32 (2.74%) Exotic Derivative
13 31 (2.65%) OTC Derivatives
14 25 (2.14%) Virtual Team
15 21 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
16 20 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
16 20 (1.71%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 19 (1.63%) Credit Derivative
18 16 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 210 (17.96%) Unix
2 201 (17.19%) Linux
3 111 (9.50%) Windows
4 33 (2.82%) Fedora
5 30 (2.57%) CentOS
6 26 (2.22%) SUSE
7 25 (2.14%) Ubuntu
8 21 (1.80%) Solaris
9 15 (1.28%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.68%) AIX
10 8 (0.68%) HPUX
10 8 (0.68%) Windows NT
11 4 (0.34%) Android
11 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.34%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.17%) Debian
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.086%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (36.18%) Asset Management
2 284 (24.29%) Software Engineering
3 270 (23.10%) Investment Management
4 249 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
5 226 (19.33%) Computer Science
6 203 (17.37%) Wealth Management
7 127 (10.86%) Portfolio Management
8 111 (9.50%) Mathematics
9 109 (9.32%) Analytics
10 104 (8.90%) Change Management
11 103 (8.81%) Business Analysis
12 96 (8.21%) Decision-Making
13 94 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
13 94 (8.04%) Workflow
14 93 (7.96%) Microservices
14 93 (7.96%) User Stories
15 91 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
16 90 (7.70%) Algorithmic Trading
17 89 (7.61%) Information Security
17 89 (7.61%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 570 (48.76%) SQL
2 477 (40.80%) Java
3 377 (32.25%) C#
4 355 (30.37%) Python
5 232 (19.85%) C++
6 153 (13.09%) Perl
7 106 (9.07%) Bash Shell
8 89 (7.61%) Ruby
9 84 (7.19%) JavaScript
10 66 (5.65%) R
11 64 (5.47%) MATLAB
12 61 (5.22%) Bourne shell
13 59 (5.05%) Korn
14 46 (3.93%) VBA
15 42 (3.59%) T-SQL
16 28 (2.40%) PL/SQL
17 24 (2.05%) Scala
17 24 (2.05%) Shell Script
18 23 (1.97%) PowerShell
19 18 (1.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 316 (27.03%) Degree
2 30 (2.57%) Master's Degree
3 26 (2.22%) PhD
4 23 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.63%) SAFe Agilist
6 10 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.51%) CFA
8 4 (0.34%) ISEB
9 1 (0.086%) CCNA
9 1 (0.086%) CCNP
9 1 (0.086%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.086%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.086%) MCSA
9 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.086%) RHCE
9 1 (0.086%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (10.27%) QA
2 63 (5.39%) MiFID
3 31 (2.65%) EMIR
4 21 (1.80%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.51%) FATCA
6 5 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.086%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (0.94%) Docker
2 5 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.34%) XenApp
4 3 (0.26%) zsh
5 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.086%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.086%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (1.71%) Ansible
2 19 (1.63%) Nagios
2 19 (1.63%) Puppet
3 18 (1.54%) Icinga
3 18 (1.54%) ZABBIX
4 8 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.60%) Control-M
6 6 (0.51%) Automic
6 6 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.34%) Dollar Universe
8 4 (0.34%) Terraform
9 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.086%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.086%) Cacti
10 1 (0.086%) Grafana
10 1 (0.086%) SCCM
Vendors
1 217 (18.56%) Oracle
2 172 (14.71%) Charles River
3 95 (8.13%) Bloomberg
4 82 (7.01%) Calypso
5 80 (6.84%) Reuters
6 62 (5.30%) FXall
7 60 (5.13%) Tradeweb
8 58 (4.96%) MarketAxess
9 57 (4.88%) SimCorp
10 40 (3.42%) Microsoft
11 38 (3.25%) Sybase
12 36 (3.08%) ION Trading
13 35 (2.99%) Red Hat
14 34 (2.91%) Eze Software Group
15 28 (2.40%) Fidessa
16 18 (1.54%) SolarWinds
17 15 (1.28%) Adobe
18 11 (0.94%) CQG
18 11 (0.94%) Google
19 9 (0.77%) SunGard