Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Equities
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 295 346 399
Rank change year-on-year +51 +53 -4
Permanent jobs citing Equities 640 1,149 1,169
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.91% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.68% 2.37% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 620 1,163 979
Median annual salary £95,000 £105,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +44.83% -3.33%
10th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £152,500 £148,750 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £73,750 £50,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +47.50% +53.85% -23.08%

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 23,903 48,572 59,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.40% 38.51% 39.58%
Number of salaries quoted 18,694 37,693 46,146
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,405
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 2021. 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 +43 635 £95,000 -9.52% 63
London +40 634 £95,000 -9.52% 62
Work from Home -109 43 £95,000 -20.83% 13
UK excluding London +211 6 £73,750 +47.50% 4
Scotland +49 2 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £85,000 - 1
Channel Islands +6 1 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £62,500 -
Midlands - 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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.

1 501 (78.28%) Finance
2 442 (69.06%) Front Office
3 424 (66.25%) Fixed Income
4 414 (64.69%) Python
5 351 (54.84%) Hedge funds
6 342 (53.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 328 (51.25%) Derivative
8 321 (50.16%) Asset Management
9 320 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
10 314 (49.06%) AWS
11 304 (47.50%) SQL
12 299 (46.72%) Java
13 278 (43.44%) Web Services
14 273 (42.66%) Software Engineering
15 258 (40.31%) JavaScript
16 222 (34.69%) Investment Management
17 221 (34.53%) AngularJS
18 220 (34.38%) React
19 187 (29.22%) Vue.js
20 142 (22.19%) Analytics
21 136 (21.25%) Banking
22 125 (19.53%) C#
23 122 (19.06%) Amazon S3
24 115 (17.97%) Kotlin
25 112 (17.50%) Investment Banking
26 103 (16.09%) Serverless
27 101 (15.78%) AWS Lambda
27 101 (15.78%) Amazon EC2
28 97 (15.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
28 97 (15.16%) TypeScript

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 32 (5.00%) Apache
2 21 (3.28%) Apache Airflow
3 20 (3.13%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.94%) Confluence
4 6 (0.94%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.16%) Sketch
5 1 (0.16%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 73 (11.41%) Markit EDM
2 58 (9.06%) Eagle PACE
3 32 (5.00%) PolarLake
4 14 (2.19%) SimCorp Dimension
5 7 (1.09%) FINCAD Analytics
6 3 (0.47%) Global One
7 2 (0.31%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 314 (49.06%) AWS
2 122 (19.06%) Amazon S3
3 103 (16.09%) Serverless
4 101 (15.78%) Amazon EC2
4 101 (15.78%) AWS Lambda
5 96 (15.00%) Azure
6 82 (12.81%) GCP
7 8 (1.25%) OpenShift
8 7 (1.09%) Amazon Kinesis
9 5 (0.78%) SaaS
10 3 (0.47%) Trello
11 2 (0.31%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.16%) G Suite
12 1 (0.16%) Office 365
12 1 (0.16%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.88%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.16%) Firewall
2 1 (0.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (15.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 33 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (5.00%) Apache Ignite
4 16 (2.50%) SQL Server
5 11 (1.72%) Big Data
5 11 (1.72%) Flink
5 11 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.41%) Data Lake
6 9 (1.41%) Tableau
7 8 (1.25%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.63%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.31%) MS Access
10 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (5.94%) Jenkins
2 21 (3.28%) JIRA
3 11 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.78%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.78%) PyCharm
6 4 (0.63%) JIRA Agile
6 4 (0.63%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.47%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.47%) JMeter
7 3 (0.47%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.47%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.16%) GitLab
8 1 (0.16%) JBehave
8 1 (0.16%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.16%) REST Assured
8 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 501 (78.28%) Finance
2 442 (69.06%) Front Office
3 136 (21.25%) Banking
4 112 (17.50%) Investment Banking
5 82 (12.81%) Back Office
6 16 (2.50%) Advertising
7 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.31%) French Language
8 2 (0.31%) Law
8 2 (0.31%) Retail
9 1 (0.16%) Games
9 1 (0.16%) German Language
9 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 376 (58.75%) Developer
2 177 (27.66%) Python Developer
3 173 (27.03%) Software Engineer
4 158 (24.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 119 (18.59%) JavaScript Developer
6 110 (17.19%) Python Engineer
7 100 (15.63%) Analyst
8 95 (14.84%) Python Software Engineer
9 68 (10.63%) Front Office Developer
10 65 (10.16%) Financial Analyst
11 60 (9.38%) JavaScript Engineer
12 53 (8.28%) Business Analyst
13 46 (7.19%) Java Developer
14 45 (7.03%) Applications Support
15 44 (6.88%) Senior Developer
16 42 (6.56%) Lead Developer
17 37 (5.78%) Finance Business Analyst
17 37 (5.78%) Lead Software Engineer
18 36 (5.63%) Lead Software Developer
18 36 (5.63%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (43.44%) Web Services
2 221 (34.53%) AngularJS
3 220 (34.38%) React
4 187 (29.22%) Vue.js
5 84 (13.13%) .NET
6 76 (11.88%) Pandas
7 46 (7.19%) Node.js
8 43 (6.72%) .NET Core
9 42 (6.56%) FIX Protocol
10 39 (6.09%) Shiny
11 34 (5.31%) ASP.NET
12 31 (4.84%) NumPy
13 28 (4.38%) ASP.NET Core
14 27 (4.22%) Django
15 24 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
16 21 (3.28%) Dask
17 16 (2.50%) WPF
18 13 (2.03%) Kafka
19 11 (1.72%) GraphQL
20 10 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 424 (66.25%) Fixed Income
2 351 (54.84%) Hedge funds
3 342 (53.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 328 (51.25%) Derivative
5 89 (13.91%) Reference Data
6 37 (5.78%) Credit Derivative
7 28 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (4.38%) Market Risk
8 19 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (2.97%) User Experience
9 17 (2.66%) Blog
10 15 (2.34%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.88%) Exotic Derivative
12 9 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.94%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
13 6 (0.94%) OTC Derivatives
13 6 (0.94%) Pricing Data
14 4 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (13.91%) Linux
2 31 (4.84%) Unix
3 9 (1.41%) Windows
4 5 (0.78%) CoreOS
4 5 (0.78%) zOS
5 1 (0.16%) Solaris
5 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (50.16%) Asset Management
2 320 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (42.66%) Software Engineering
4 222 (34.69%) Investment Management
5 142 (22.19%) Analytics
6 81 (12.66%) Machine Learning
7 63 (9.84%) Fintech
8 60 (9.38%) TDD
9 58 (9.06%) Microservices
10 53 (8.28%) Artificial Intelligence
11 47 (7.34%) Mathematics
12 42 (6.56%) Portfolio Management
13 36 (5.63%) BDD
14 35 (5.47%) Data Management
14 35 (5.47%) Low Latency
15 34 (5.31%) Wealth Management
16 32 (5.00%) Migration
17 31 (4.84%) Multithreading
17 31 (4.84%) Risk Management
18 30 (4.69%) Enterprise Data Management
Programming Languages
1 414 (64.69%) Python
2 304 (47.50%) SQL
3 299 (46.72%) Java
4 258 (40.31%) JavaScript
5 125 (19.53%) C#
6 115 (17.97%) Kotlin
7 97 (15.16%) TypeScript
8 76 (11.88%) R
9 66 (10.31%) C++
10 49 (7.66%) Scala
11 32 (5.00%) Clojure
12 10 (1.56%) PHP
13 9 (1.41%) Java 8
14 8 (1.25%) Erlang
15 7 (1.09%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.94%) ES6
17 5 (0.78%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.78%) XAML
18 3 (0.47%) Perl
18 3 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (6.72%) Degree
2 15 (2.34%) PhD
3 12 (1.88%) Master's Degree
4 10 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.63%) ISEB
7 4 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.31%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.13%) MiFID
2 17 (2.66%) Dodd-Frank
2 17 (2.66%) EMIR
3 10 (1.56%) QA
4 3 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.31%) PMO
6 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (2.66%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 37 (5.78%) Kubernetes
2 33 (5.16%) Puppet
3 7 (1.09%) Ansible
3 7 (1.09%) Terraform
4 5 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 79 (12.34%) Bloomberg
2 30 (4.69%) Reuters
3 28 (4.38%) FactSet
4 20 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 18 (2.81%) Google
6 17 (2.66%) Fidessa
7 15 (2.34%) Calypso
7 15 (2.34%) GoldenSource
8 14 (2.19%) Charles River
8 14 (2.19%) SimCorp
9 10 (1.56%) Murex
10 7 (1.09%) Solace
11 6 (0.94%) Sophis
12 5 (0.78%) Oracle
13 4 (0.63%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.63%) Polycom
14 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
15 2 (0.31%) Cloudera
15 2 (0.31%) TIBCO
16 1 (0.16%) Databricks