Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 433 400 347
Rank change year-on-year -33 -53 +105
Permanent jobs citing Equities 953 1,330 1,690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.80% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.76% 2.03% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 836 1,068 770
UK median annual salary £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £125,000 £122,500 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +27.78% -5.26%

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 54,069 65,573 71,291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.87% 39.38% 40.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40,519 50,202 53,067
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 5 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 22 September 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 -28 949 £82,500 +3.13% 67
London -17 941 £85,000 +6.25% 67
UK excluding London +58 10 £50,000 -13.04% 1
South East +29 8 £50,000 +100.00%
Northern Ireland -10 2 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 662 (69.46%) Finance
2 645 (67.68%) Front Office
3 577 (60.55%) Fixed Income
4 514 (53.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 498 (52.26%) Derivative
6 482 (50.58%) Asset Management
7 457 (47.95%) Java
8 413 (43.34%) SQL
9 395 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
10 308 (32.32%) Investment Management
11 306 (32.11%) Hedge funds
12 285 (29.91%) Python
13 282 (29.59%) Software Engineering
14 255 (26.76%) C#
15 251 (26.34%) Banking
16 203 (21.30%) J2EE
17 202 (21.20%) AWS
18 191 (20.04%) SQL Server
18 191 (20.04%) Business Analysis
19 185 (19.41%) thinkFolio
20 180 (18.89%) Oracle
21 177 (18.57%) Web Services
22 168 (17.63%) SimCorp
22 168 (17.63%) Analytics
23 165 (17.31%) Charles River
24 151 (15.84%) Markit EDM
25 143 (15.01%) XML
26 142 (14.90%) JavaScript
27 138 (14.48%) R
28 135 (14.17%) .NET

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
1 113 (11.86%) Oracle Workflow
2 29 (3.04%) Apache
3 21 (2.20%) IIS
3 21 (2.20%) Umbraco
4 18 (1.89%) Apache Spark
5 17 (1.78%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.31%) Confluence
6 3 (0.31%) GemFire
7 2 (0.21%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.10%) nginx
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 185 (19.41%) thinkFolio
2 151 (15.84%) Markit EDM
3 123 (12.91%) Front Arena
4 23 (2.41%) LatentZero
5 21 (2.20%) PolarLake
6 18 (1.89%) SimCorp Dimension
7 17 (1.78%) Eagle PACE
8 13 (1.36%) FINCAD Analytics
9 5 (0.52%) LongView
10 4 (0.42%) Bloomberg AIM
11 3 (0.31%) Eze OMS
12 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
12 1 (0.10%) Minerva
12 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 202 (21.20%) AWS
2 55 (5.77%) Amazon S3
3 51 (5.35%) Amazon SQS
4 42 (4.41%) AWS Lambda
4 42 (4.41%) Serverless
5 36 (3.78%) SaaS
6 26 (2.73%) Azure
7 23 (2.41%) Power Platform
8 19 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (1.78%) GCP
10 15 (1.57%) Amazon ECS
10 15 (1.57%) AWS Fargate
11 5 (0.52%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.42%) Office 365
13 2 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.99%) FIX Connectivity
2 6 (0.63%) LAN
2 6 (0.63%) WAN
3 5 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.42%) Firewall
4 4 (0.42%) FTP
5 3 (0.31%) IPsec
5 3 (0.31%) Wireless
6 1 (0.10%) DHCP
6 1 (0.10%) DNS
6 1 (0.10%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.10%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (20.04%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.51%) Relational Database
3 39 (4.09%) Amazon RDS
4 36 (3.78%) Big Data
5 26 (2.73%) Amazon Aurora
5 26 (2.73%) RDBMS
6 25 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (2.41%) Power BI
9 19 (1.99%) NoSQL
10 18 (1.89%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
12 14 (1.47%) DB2
12 14 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.94%) Amazon Athena
13 9 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (0.84%) Blockchain
14 8 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.84%) KDB
15 6 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 57 (5.98%) RStudio
2 28 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 24 (2.52%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.47%) JIRA
5 13 (1.36%) Cucumber
6 9 (0.94%) GitLab
6 9 (0.94%) Gradle
7 6 (0.63%) Maven
7 6 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.52%) Artifactory
8 5 (0.52%) Selenium
8 5 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.31%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.31%) Eclipse RCP
10 3 (0.31%) gulp
10 3 (0.31%) JBehave
11 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.21%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.21%) PhantomJS
General
1 662 (69.46%) Finance
2 645 (67.68%) Front Office
3 251 (26.34%) Banking
4 122 (12.80%) Investment Banking
5 90 (9.44%) French Language
5 90 (9.44%) German Language
5 90 (9.44%) Italian Language
5 90 (9.44%) Spanish Language
6 74 (7.76%) Dutch Language
7 65 (6.82%) Back Office
8 21 (2.20%) Legal
9 13 (1.36%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.21%) Marketing
11 2 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 380 (39.87%) Developer
2 196 (20.57%) Java Developer
3 173 (18.15%) Analyst
4 106 (11.12%) Consultant
5 97 (10.18%) Business Analyst
6 78 (8.18%) Implementation Consultant
7 76 (7.97%) Senior Developer
8 73 (7.66%) Quantitative Developer
9 66 (6.93%) Technical Consultant
10 64 (6.72%) Applications Support
10 64 (6.72%) C# Developer
11 63 (6.61%) Front Office Developer
12 60 (6.30%) Senior Java Developer
13 59 (6.19%) Software Engineer
14 58 (6.09%) Finance Manager
15 56 (5.88%) Technical Implementation Consultant
16 54 (5.67%) J2EE Developer
16 54 (5.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 50 (5.25%) Java Consultant
18 43 (4.51%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (21.30%) J2EE
2 177 (18.57%) Web Services
3 143 (15.01%) XML
4 135 (14.17%) .NET
5 109 (11.44%) FIX Protocol
6 79 (8.29%) AngularJS
7 68 (7.14%) React
8 52 (5.46%) HTML
9 50 (5.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 50 (5.25%) J2SE
10 45 (4.72%) ASP.NET
11 41 (4.30%) NumPy
11 41 (4.30%) Pandas
12 39 (4.09%) SciPy
13 38 (3.99%) jQuery
14 30 (3.15%) CSS
14 30 (3.15%) Spring
15 26 (2.73%) ASP.NET Core
16 25 (2.62%) WPF
17 23 (2.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 577 (60.55%) Fixed Income
2 514 (53.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 498 (52.26%) Derivative
4 306 (32.11%) Hedge funds
5 86 (9.02%) Greenfield Project
6 82 (8.60%) Algorithms
7 74 (7.76%) Equity Derivative
8 61 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
9 54 (5.67%) Reference Data
10 36 (3.78%) Data Structures
11 34 (3.57%) User Experience
12 33 (3.46%) Exotic Derivative
13 30 (3.15%) Credit Risk
14 27 (2.83%) Management Information System
15 21 (2.20%) Robotics
16 18 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
17 14 (1.47%) SWIFT
18 13 (1.36%) OTC Derivatives
19 9 (0.94%) Virtual Team
20 8 (0.84%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 118 (12.38%) Linux
2 95 (9.97%) Unix
3 58 (6.09%) Windows
4 26 (2.73%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.42%) Solaris
6 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.21%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (50.58%) Asset Management
2 395 (41.45%) Agile Software Development
3 308 (32.32%) Investment Management
4 282 (29.59%) Software Engineering
5 191 (20.04%) Business Analysis
6 168 (17.63%) Analytics
7 135 (14.17%) Microservices
8 129 (13.54%) Workflow
9 120 (12.59%) Mentoring
10 85 (8.92%) Low Latency
11 83 (8.71%) Algorithmic Trading
12 82 (8.60%) Quantitative Analysis
13 66 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
14 61 (6.40%) Test Automation
15 59 (6.19%) Risk Management
16 58 (6.09%) Electronic Trading
17 56 (5.88%) Computer Science
17 56 (5.88%) TDD
18 54 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
19 51 (5.35%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 457 (47.95%) Java
2 413 (43.34%) SQL
3 285 (29.91%) Python
4 255 (26.76%) C#
5 142 (14.90%) JavaScript
6 138 (14.48%) R
7 118 (12.38%) C++
8 80 (8.39%) Perl
9 35 (3.67%) TypeScript
10 34 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 33 (3.46%) Java 8
12 23 (2.41%) MATLAB
13 22 (2.31%) Shell Script
14 20 (2.10%) PL/SQL
14 20 (2.10%) Ruby
15 16 (1.68%) Bourne shell
15 16 (1.68%) Korn
15 16 (1.68%) Kotlin
16 14 (1.47%) C
16 14 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (8.29%) Degree
2 22 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.15%) Master's Degree
4 9 (0.94%) PhD
5 5 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.31%) CEH
6 3 (0.31%) CISA
6 3 (0.31%) CISM
6 3 (0.31%) CISSP
7 2 (0.21%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.21%) CFA
8 1 (0.10%) ISEB
8 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.94%) QA
2 21 (2.20%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.20%) WAI
3 15 (1.57%) PMO
4 10 (1.05%) MiFID
5 8 (0.84%) EMIR
6 5 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.31%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.31%) NIST
7 3 (0.31%) PSD2
7 3 (0.31%) SLA
8 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (3.78%) Docker
2 2 (0.21%) HDFS
3 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (2.41%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.20%) Terraform
3 9 (0.94%) Ansible
4 3 (0.31%) Control-M
4 3 (0.31%) Icinga
4 3 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.31%) Nagios
4 3 (0.31%) SCCM
4 3 (0.31%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.10%) Automic
5 1 (0.10%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.10%) Grafana
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 180 (18.89%) Oracle
2 168 (17.63%) SimCorp
3 165 (17.31%) Charles River
4 131 (13.75%) Calypso
5 87 (9.13%) Bloomberg
6 45 (4.72%) Microsoft
7 38 (3.99%) Fidessa
8 29 (3.04%) Reuters
9 24 (2.52%) Sybase
10 22 (2.31%) Eze Castle Integration
11 21 (2.20%) ION Trading
12 16 (1.68%) Eze Software Group
13 14 (1.47%) FXall
13 14 (1.47%) MarketAxess
13 14 (1.47%) Tradeweb
14 10 (1.05%) Google
14 10 (1.05%) Sun
15 7 (0.73%) FIS
15 7 (0.73%) Linedata
15 7 (0.73%) Tableau