Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 399 418 440
Rank change year-on-year +19 +22 -25
Permanent jobs citing Equities 1,360 1,340 1,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.75% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.79% 1.73% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,054 761 1,143
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £120,000 £115,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -13.04%

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 76,005 77,377 88,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.53% 43.57% 43.74%
Number of salaries quoted 58,721 60,449 72,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,423 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.07% -0.18% +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 18 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 9 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 18 July 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 +29 1,349 £80,000 +6.67% 126
London +2 1,341 £80,000 +6.67% 126
UK excluding London -9 19 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Scotland -23 9 £62,500 +31.58%
Midlands +8 5 £52,500 -6.67%
East Midlands - 4 £52,500 -
South East -5 3 £40,750 -9.44%
Northern Ireland -1 2 - - 2
West Midlands +22 1 £37,500 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 986 (72.50%) Finance
2 628 (46.18%) Fixed Income
3 619 (45.51%) SQL
4 611 (44.93%) Front Office
5 582 (42.79%) Banking
6 556 (40.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 513 (37.72%) Derivative
8 488 (35.88%) C#
9 465 (34.19%) Java
10 389 (28.60%) Investment Banking
11 354 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
12 345 (25.37%) Asset Management
13 330 (24.26%) Degree
14 301 (22.13%) Python
15 284 (20.88%) Hedge funds
16 278 (20.44%) Problem-Solving
17 269 (19.78%) Investment Management
18 245 (18.01%) Unix
19 242 (17.79%) SQL Server
19 242 (17.79%) FIX Protocol
20 239 (17.57%) .NET
21 238 (17.50%) C++
22 232 (17.06%) Linux
23 196 (14.41%) Software Engineering
24 188 (13.82%) Low Latency
25 182 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
25 182 (13.38%) Risk Management
26 176 (12.94%) Computer Science
27 171 (12.57%) TDD
28 167 (12.28%) SDLC

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 39 (2.87%) Apache
2 37 (2.72%) Tomcat
3 34 (2.50%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.10%) OpenStack
5 13 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
6 12 (0.88%) Confluence
6 12 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 11 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.59%) Ethereum
9 6 (0.44%) IIS
10 2 (0.15%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.074%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.074%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 95 (6.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.074%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 147 (10.81%) thinkFolio
2 89 (6.54%) Front Arena
3 70 (5.15%) Markit EDM
4 49 (3.60%) Eagle PACE
5 26 (1.91%) Bloomberg AIM
6 10 (0.74%) LatentZero
7 8 (0.59%) Ripple
8 5 (0.37%) MetaTrader
9 4 (0.29%) LongView
9 4 (0.29%) SunGard GMI
10 1 (0.074%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 83 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.47%) SaaS
3 14 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.74%) Office 365
5 5 (0.37%) Slack
6 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.15%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.15%) NuGet
7 2 (0.15%) Route 53
7 2 (0.15%) Serverless
7 2 (0.15%) Trello
8 1 (0.074%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.65%) FIX Connectivity
2 16 (1.18%) Firewall
3 12 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.81%) DHCP
4 11 (0.81%) DNS
4 11 (0.81%) VPN
5 9 (0.66%) WAN
6 8 (0.59%) BGP
7 7 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (0.51%) Cisco Firepower
7 7 (0.51%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (0.51%) Ethernet
7 7 (0.51%) MPLS
7 7 (0.51%) Network Security
7 7 (0.51%) TACACS
8 6 (0.44%) tcpdump
9 5 (0.37%) AMQP
9 5 (0.37%) FTP
9 5 (0.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (17.79%) SQL Server
2 144 (10.59%) Big Data
3 76 (5.59%) Relational Database
4 73 (5.37%) NoSQL
5 50 (3.68%) Hadoop
6 44 (3.24%) Blockchain
6 44 (3.24%) Couchbase
6 44 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 42 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (2.94%) DB2
9 28 (2.06%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.99%) KDB
11 26 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (1.76%) MongoDB
12 24 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
13 21 (1.54%) Flink
14 18 (1.32%) MySQL
15 17 (1.25%) MemSQL
15 17 (1.25%) Sybase ASE
16 16 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 79 (5.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 69 (5.07%) Jenkins
2 69 (5.07%) TeamCity
3 60 (4.41%) Git (software)
4 48 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (2.72%) Selenium
6 36 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
7 32 (2.35%) JIRA
8 27 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 26 (1.91%) Protractor
10 24 (1.76%) Visual Studio
11 22 (1.62%) MSBuild
12 18 (1.32%) NUnit
13 11 (0.81%) SpecFlow
14 10 (0.74%) MSI
15 8 (0.59%) HP UFT
16 7 (0.51%) Mocha
16 7 (0.51%) TestComplete
17 6 (0.44%) JUnit
17 6 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 986 (72.50%) Finance
2 611 (44.93%) Front Office
3 582 (42.79%) Banking
4 389 (28.60%) Investment Banking
5 138 (10.15%) Financial Institution
6 88 (6.47%) Back Office
7 43 (3.16%) Legal
8 38 (2.79%) French Language
9 37 (2.72%) German Language
9 37 (2.72%) Italian Language
10 19 (1.40%) Retail
11 17 (1.25%) Games
11 17 (1.25%) Marketing
12 15 (1.10%) Advertising
13 8 (0.59%) Prime Brokerage
14 6 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.37%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
17 3 (0.22%) Telecoms
18 2 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 603 (44.34%) Developer
2 265 (19.49%) Analyst
3 195 (14.34%) Java Developer
4 194 (14.26%) C# Developer
5 140 (10.29%) Applications Support
6 108 (7.94%) Business Analyst
7 93 (6.84%) Senior Developer
8 88 (6.47%) Support Analyst
9 86 (6.32%) Python Developer
10 81 (5.96%) Front Office Developer
11 58 (4.26%) Applications Support Analyst
12 54 (3.97%) Quantitative Developer
13 53 (3.90%) C++ Developer
14 49 (3.60%) Software Engineer
14 49 (3.60%) Support Engineer
15 43 (3.16%) Architect
16 40 (2.94%) Senior C# Developer
17 39 (2.87%) Junior
18 37 (2.72%) Banking Analyst
18 37 (2.72%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (17.79%) FIX Protocol
2 239 (17.57%) .NET
3 116 (8.53%) WCF
4 114 (8.38%) AngularJS
5 107 (7.87%) WPF
6 101 (7.43%) React
7 75 (5.51%) XML
8 55 (4.04%) .NET Framework
9 53 (3.90%) ASP.NET
10 50 (3.68%) HTML
10 50 (3.68%) Web Services
11 43 (3.16%) RESTful
12 41 (3.01%) J2EE
13 38 (2.79%) Kafka
14 37 (2.72%) HTML5
15 36 (2.65%) Spring
16 32 (2.35%) NumPy
16 32 (2.35%) Pandas
17 23 (1.69%) Middleware
17 23 (1.69%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 628 (46.18%) Fixed Income
2 556 (40.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 513 (37.72%) Derivative
4 284 (20.88%) Hedge funds
5 182 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
6 176 (12.94%) Computer Science
7 115 (8.46%) Algorithms
8 88 (6.47%) Cyberthreat
9 83 (6.10%) Data Structures
9 83 (6.10%) Fintech
10 81 (5.96%) OTC Derivatives
11 76 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
12 73 (5.37%) Exotic Derivative
13 70 (5.15%) Equity Derivative
14 38 (2.79%) Linux Command Line
15 33 (2.43%) Market Risk
16 25 (1.84%) Credit Risk
16 25 (1.84%) User Experience
16 25 (1.84%) Virtual Team
17 24 (1.76%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 245 (18.01%) Unix
2 232 (17.06%) Linux
3 90 (6.62%) Windows
4 13 (0.96%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.88%) Solaris
6 11 (0.81%) Windows NT
7 10 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.44%) Android
9 5 (0.37%) HPUX
10 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (25.37%) Asset Management
3 278 (20.44%) Problem-Solving
4 269 (19.78%) Investment Management
5 196 (14.41%) Software Engineering
6 188 (13.82%) Low Latency
7 182 (13.38%) Risk Management
8 171 (12.57%) TDD
9 167 (12.28%) SDLC
10 163 (11.99%) Mathematics
11 152 (11.18%) Analytics
12 146 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
13 133 (9.78%) OO
14 127 (9.34%) Test Automation
15 120 (8.82%) Algorithmic Trading
16 116 (8.53%) Business Analysis
17 111 (8.16%) Multithreading
18 94 (6.91%) Strategic Thinking
19 90 (6.62%) Electronic Trading
20 88 (6.47%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 619 (45.51%) SQL
2 488 (35.88%) C#
3 465 (34.19%) Java
4 301 (22.13%) Python
5 238 (17.50%) C++
6 142 (10.44%) JavaScript
7 95 (6.99%) T-SQL
8 93 (6.84%) Perl
9 89 (6.54%) VBA
10 73 (5.37%) Bash Shell
11 53 (3.90%) Ruby
12 47 (3.46%) C
12 47 (3.46%) PowerShell
13 38 (2.79%) Korn
13 38 (2.79%) Scala
13 38 (2.79%) Shell Script
14 37 (2.72%) Bourne shell
15 33 (2.43%) Java 8
16 31 (2.28%) MATLAB
16 31 (2.28%) R
Qualifications
1 330 (24.26%) Degree
2 59 (4.34%) Numerate Degree
3 52 (3.82%) Master's Degree
4 40 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 37 (2.72%) PhD
6 19 (1.40%) ISEB
7 10 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.66%) CCNP
9 8 (0.59%) CFA
10 7 (0.51%) CCIE
11 4 (0.29%) ACCA
11 4 (0.29%) CIMA
11 4 (0.29%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.29%) PMP
12 1 (0.074%) CCNA
12 1 (0.074%) CCVP
12 1 (0.074%) MCSE
12 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.074%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.18%) QA
2 71 (5.22%) MiFID
3 17 (1.25%) EMIR
4 9 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.59%) GDPR
6 6 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.29%) AIFMD
7 4 (0.29%) Basel III
7 4 (0.29%) FATCA
8 2 (0.15%) SLA
9 1 (0.074%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (4.19%) Docker
2 11 (0.81%) HDFS
3 10 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.22%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.074%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (1.40%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.18%) Automic
2 16 (1.18%) Dollar Universe
3 11 (0.81%) SCCM
4 7 (0.51%) Terraform
5 6 (0.44%) Control-M
6 2 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.074%) Ansible
7 1 (0.074%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.074%) Grafana
7 1 (0.074%) Kibana
7 1 (0.074%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 139 (10.22%) Oracle
2 126 (9.26%) Sybase
3 119 (8.75%) Charles River
4 113 (8.31%) Bloomberg
5 91 (6.69%) SimCorp
6 90 (6.62%) FXall
7 87 (6.40%) Calypso
8 67 (4.93%) Microsoft
9 56 (4.12%) Reuters
10 51 (3.75%) Tradeweb
11 46 (3.38%) Tableau
12 42 (3.09%) MarketAxess
13 37 (2.72%) Fidessa
14 18 (1.32%) TIBCO
15 13 (0.96%) Citrix
15 13 (0.96%) FactSet
16 12 (0.88%) Murex
17 10 (0.74%) Cisco
17 10 (0.74%) Google
17 10 (0.74%) Red Hat