Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 336 474 396
Rank change year-on-year +138 -78 -16
Permanent jobs citing Equities 566 883 1,360
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.62% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.32% 1.60% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 549 786 1,078
Median annual salary £107,500 £75,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £67,250 £53,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £160,000 £120,000 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +30.00% -16.67% +29.73%

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 24,384 55,302 66,389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.24% 38.89% 39.14%
Number of salaries quoted 18,920 41,436 50,862
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £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 14 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 7 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 14 August 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 +128 556 £107,500 +43.33% 42
London +59 556 £107,500 +40.98% 42
UK excluding London +288 10 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Channel Islands - 6 £65,000 -
Work from Home +33 4 £120,000 +60.00% 7
Northern Ireland +27 2 £40,000 -27.27%
Scotland - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 474 (83.75%) Finance
2 392 (69.26%) Front Office
3 385 (68.02%) Hedge funds
4 373 (65.90%) Fixed Income
5 350 (61.84%) AWS
6 307 (54.24%) Web Services
7 302 (53.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 284 (50.18%) Python
9 281 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
10 266 (47.00%) Asset Management
11 252 (44.52%) Derivative
12 243 (42.93%) Java
13 212 (37.46%) Investment Management
14 205 (36.22%) JavaScript
15 200 (35.34%) Software Engineering
16 189 (33.39%) AngularJS
17 187 (33.04%) React
18 186 (32.86%) SQL
19 149 (26.33%) Vue.js
20 142 (25.09%) Markit EDM
21 140 (24.73%) Reference Data
22 121 (21.38%) Azure
22 121 (21.38%) GCP
23 120 (21.20%) Banking
24 111 (19.61%) Investment Banking
24 111 (19.61%) .NET
25 108 (19.08%) Portfolio Management
26 103 (18.20%) C#
27 100 (17.67%) Microservices
28 93 (16.43%) R

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 30 (5.30%) Apache Spark
2 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 2 (0.35%) GNU Octave
1 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Sketch
2 1 (0.18%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 142 (25.09%) Markit EDM
2 72 (12.72%) Eagle PACE
3 66 (11.66%) SimCorp Dimension
4 59 (10.42%) PolarLake
5 10 (1.77%) Salerio
6 5 (0.88%) Front Arena
7 4 (0.71%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.53%) Bloomberg AIM
9 1 (0.18%) Actimize
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 350 (61.84%) AWS
2 121 (21.38%) Azure
2 121 (21.38%) GCP
3 27 (4.77%) Amazon S3
4 25 (4.42%) AWS Lambda
4 25 (4.42%) Serverless
5 24 (4.24%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (4.06%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.88%) Power Platform
7 5 (0.88%) SaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.59%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.60%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.01%) Flink
3 30 (5.30%) Hadoop
4 29 (5.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 29 (5.12%) Big Data
5 28 (4.95%) NoSQL
6 20 (3.53%) Data Mining
7 17 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (2.12%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.41%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.41%) Redis
12 6 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (1.06%) MySQL
13 5 (0.88%) HBase
13 5 (0.88%) Neo4j
13 5 (0.88%) OLAP
13 5 (0.88%) Power BI
13 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (7.07%) RStudio
2 20 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 18 (3.18%) Artifactory
4 15 (2.65%) JIRA
5 13 (2.30%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.71%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.71%) PyCharm
6 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.53%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (0.53%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.35%) Selenium
8 2 (0.35%) Subversion
9 1 (0.18%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.18%) JBehave
9 1 (0.18%) JMeter
9 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.18%) REST Assured
General
1 474 (83.75%) Finance
2 392 (69.26%) Front Office
3 120 (21.20%) Banking
4 111 (19.61%) Investment Banking
5 85 (15.02%) Back Office
6 6 (1.06%) Advertising
7 3 (0.53%) Law
8 2 (0.35%) Legal
8 2 (0.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 211 (37.28%) Developer
2 124 (21.91%) Software Engineer
3 121 (21.38%) Analyst
4 120 (21.20%) Architect
5 112 (19.79%) AWS Engineer
6 78 (13.78%) Financial Analyst
7 73 (12.90%) Business Analyst
8 70 (12.37%) AWS Developer
9 66 (11.66%) Java Developer
10 63 (11.13%) AWS Software Engineer
11 59 (10.42%) Python Developer
12 58 (10.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 57 (10.07%) Finance Business Analyst
14 54 (9.54%) Enterprise Architect
15 52 (9.19%) Python Engineer
16 44 (7.77%) .NET Software Engineer
16 44 (7.77%) AWS Architect
16 44 (7.77%) Java Engineer
17 43 (7.60%) Front Office Developer
18 39 (6.89%) Reference Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (54.24%) Web Services
2 189 (33.39%) AngularJS
3 187 (33.04%) React
4 149 (26.33%) Vue.js
5 111 (19.61%) .NET
6 66 (11.66%) .NET Core
7 53 (9.36%) ASP.NET
8 42 (7.42%) ASP.NET Core
9 40 (7.07%) Node.js
10 35 (6.18%) Kafka
11 22 (3.89%) J2EE
12 21 (3.71%) HTML
13 20 (3.53%) Natural Language Processing
14 19 (3.36%) Pandas
15 18 (3.18%) FIX Protocol
16 14 (2.47%) HTML5
17 13 (2.30%) CSS
18 11 (1.94%) Shiny
19 10 (1.77%) Elastic Stack
19 10 (1.77%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 385 (68.02%) Hedge funds
2 373 (65.90%) Fixed Income
3 302 (53.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 252 (44.52%) Derivative
5 140 (24.73%) Reference Data
6 42 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (4.06%) Equity Derivative
9 22 (3.89%) Algorithms
10 21 (3.71%) Public Cloud
11 20 (3.53%) Hybrid Cloud
12 18 (3.18%) Blog
13 17 (3.00%) Data Structures
14 12 (2.12%) Market Risk
15 10 (1.77%) SWIFT
16 8 (1.41%) Credit Derivative
17 7 (1.24%) OTC Derivatives
18 6 (1.06%) Credit Risk
19 5 (0.88%) Contract for Difference
19 5 (0.88%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.48%) Linux
2 30 (5.30%) Unix
3 18 (3.18%) Windows
4 13 (2.30%) Windows 10
4 13 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.77%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.71%) Solaris
8 3 (0.53%) CentOS
8 3 (0.53%) Debian
8 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.53%) SUSE
8 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.18%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (47.00%) Asset Management
3 212 (37.46%) Investment Management
4 200 (35.34%) Software Engineering
5 108 (19.08%) Portfolio Management
6 100 (17.67%) Microservices
7 91 (16.08%) Decision-Making
8 86 (15.19%) DevOps
9 80 (14.13%) Wealth Management
10 75 (13.25%) Business Analysis
11 71 (12.54%) Architectural Design
12 65 (11.48%) Fintech
13 64 (11.31%) Mathematics
14 61 (10.78%) Migration
15 60 (10.60%) Data Management
16 58 (10.25%) Computer Science
17 56 (9.89%) Enterprise Data Management
18 47 (8.30%) Analytics
19 45 (7.95%) TDD
20 43 (7.60%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 284 (50.18%) Python
2 243 (42.93%) Java
3 205 (36.22%) JavaScript
4 186 (32.86%) SQL
5 103 (18.20%) C#
6 93 (16.43%) R
7 55 (9.72%) C++
8 35 (6.18%) Kotlin
9 22 (3.89%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.30%) Java 8
11 12 (2.12%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.12%) Scala
12 8 (1.41%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.24%) Perl
13 7 (1.24%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.06%) VBA
15 5 (0.88%) C
15 5 (0.88%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.18%) Erlang
16 1 (0.18%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 69 (12.19%) Degree
2 42 (7.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (3.00%) Master's Degree
4 8 (1.41%) PhD
5 4 (0.71%) MBA
6 2 (0.35%) CFA
6 2 (0.35%) ISEB
6 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.41%) MiFID
2 7 (1.24%) QA
3 6 (1.06%) EMIR
4 5 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (8.48%) Docker
2 3 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 52 (9.19%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.77%) Nagios
3 9 (1.59%) Puppet
4 6 (1.06%) Ansible
5 3 (0.53%) Cobbler
5 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.18%) Consul
6 1 (0.18%) Control-M
6 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 91 (16.08%) Bloomberg
2 86 (15.19%) Google
3 78 (13.78%) Charles River
4 67 (11.84%) Calypso
4 67 (11.84%) GoldenSource
4 67 (11.84%) SimCorp
5 22 (3.89%) Reuters
6 21 (3.71%) Oracle
7 17 (3.00%) FactSet
8 11 (1.94%) Microsoft
9 10 (1.77%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.06%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.06%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.88%) Fidessa
11 5 (0.88%) Remedy
11 5 (0.88%) Solace
11 5 (0.88%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.71%) ION Trading
13 3 (0.53%) CQG
13 3 (0.53%) Patsystems