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The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Hedge funds in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Hedge funds over the 6 months to 20 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 421 319 254
Rank change year-on-year -102 -65 +118
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,331 901 1,223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.99% 1.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.80% 2.59% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,043 782 1,157
10th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £61,250
25th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £78,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £110,000 £100,000 £110,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +51.72%
75th Percentile £136,250 £132,500 £138,750
90th Percentile £171,250 £170,000 £155,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% -3.85% -

Hedge funds is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 73,805 34,760 33,826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 45.34% 38.25% 35.88%
Number of salaries quoted 32,696 23,500 26,657
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.83% +4.55% +1.85%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% +5.56%

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Hedge funds as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Hedge funds.

Salary trend for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Hedge funds over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Hedge funds within the UK over the 6 months to 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -77 1,292 £112,500 +12.50% 116
London -96 1,259 £112,500 +12.50% 96
Work from Home -114 446 £100,000 +17.65% 43
UK excluding London -119 50 £60,000 -4.00% 20
Channel Islands - 19 £62,500 - 1
South East -91 18 £60,000 -4.00% 3
South West - 6 £61,250 - 9
East of England - 5 £45,000 - 1
Scotland - 2 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, IT jobs citing Hedge funds 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 Hedge funds.

1 956 (71.83%) Finance
2 717 (53.87%) Software Engineering
3 714 (53.64%) Python
4 621 (46.66%) Agile
5 619 (46.51%) AWS
6 545 (40.95%) JavaScript
7 509 (38.24%) React
8 506 (38.02%) Investment Management
9 502 (37.72%) Asset Management
10 483 (36.29%) Front Office
11 468 (35.16%) Fixed Income
12 434 (32.61%) Java
13 422 (31.71%) Equities
14 399 (29.98%) Derivative
15 359 (26.97%) C#
16 348 (26.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 333 (25.02%) Fintech
18 332 (24.94%) Analytics
19 305 (22.92%) Azure
20 299 (22.46%) GCP
21 295 (22.16%) SQL
22 275 (20.66%) CI/CD
23 271 (20.36%) TypeScript
24 237 (17.81%) Microservices
24 237 (17.81%) Full Stack Development
25 224 (16.83%) .NET
26 216 (16.23%) DevOps
27 189 (14.20%) C++
28 164 (12.32%) Node.js
29 162 (12.17%) Social Skills

Hedge funds
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 21 (1.58%) Apache
2 17 (1.28%) Apache Airflow
3 16 (1.20%) Confluence
4 14 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (0.90%) CMS
6 7 (0.53%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.45%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.15%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.075%) nginx
9 1 (0.075%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.075%) Traefik
Applications
1 51 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.35%) Adobe XD
3 18 (1.35%) Sketch
4 10 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.90%) Markit EDM
1 12 (0.90%) SimCorp Dimension
1 12 (0.90%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.23%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.075%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.075%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 619 (46.51%) AWS
2 305 (22.92%) Azure
3 299 (22.46%) GCP
4 88 (6.61%) AWS Lambda
4 88 (6.61%) Serverless
5 73 (5.48%) Amazon EC2
5 73 (5.48%) Amazon S3
6 32 (2.40%) SaaS
7 24 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 20 (1.50%) Apigee
8 20 (1.50%) Route 53
9 18 (1.35%) Figma
10 16 (1.20%) Microsoft 365
11 15 (1.13%) GitHub
12 14 (1.05%) npm
13 13 (0.98%) Power Platform
14 9 (0.68%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.45%) AWS CodePipeline
16 5 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.38%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.28%) SSH
1 17 (1.28%) TCP/IP
2 11 (0.83%) VPN
3 9 (0.68%) Network Security
4 8 (0.60%) SSL
5 6 (0.45%) Firewall
5 6 (0.45%) HTTP
5 6 (0.45%) Wireless
6 5 (0.38%) Internet
7 4 (0.30%) 3G
7 4 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (0.30%) DHCP
7 4 (0.30%) DNS
7 4 (0.30%) MPLS
8 2 (0.15%) LAN
8 2 (0.15%) OSPF
8 2 (0.15%) VLAN
8 2 (0.15%) VoIP
8 2 (0.15%) WAN
8 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.98%) NoSQL
3 40 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 38 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (2.10%) Big Data
6 22 (1.65%) MySQL
7 20 (1.50%) Relational Database
8 13 (0.98%) Apache Ignite
8 13 (0.98%) Power BI
8 13 (0.98%) Tableau
9 10 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (0.53%) DB2
10 7 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.38%) Flink
12 5 (0.38%) Pentaho
13 4 (0.30%) Amazon Athena
13 4 (0.30%) Sisense
14 3 (0.23%) Data Lake
14 3 (0.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 32 (2.40%) JIRA
2 25 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.43%) Selenium
4 16 (1.20%) Cypress.io
4 16 (1.20%) Maven
5 15 (1.13%) webpack
6 14 (1.05%) Storybook
7 8 (0.60%) GitLab
8 6 (0.45%) Android Studio
8 6 (0.45%) Moq
8 6 (0.45%) MSTest
8 6 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.45%) Xcode
9 5 (0.38%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.30%) JUnit
10 4 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.30%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.15%) TestNG
General
1 956 (71.83%) Finance
2 483 (36.29%) Front Office
3 162 (12.17%) Social Skills
4 89 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (5.11%) Banking
6 59 (4.43%) Back Office
7 52 (3.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 40 (3.01%) Financial Institution
9 37 (2.78%) Presentation Skills
10 29 (2.18%) Investment Banking
10 29 (2.18%) Legal
11 22 (1.65%) Prime Brokerage
12 12 (0.90%) Games
13 11 (0.83%) Marketing
14 8 (0.60%) Advertising
15 4 (0.30%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.30%) French Language
15 4 (0.30%) Law
16 3 (0.23%) Publishing
17 2 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 603 (45.30%) Developer
2 459 (34.49%) Software Engineer
3 373 (28.02%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 267 (20.06%) AWS Developer
5 266 (19.98%) AWS Engineer
6 219 (16.45%) AWS Software Engineer
7 183 (13.75%) Java Developer
8 157 (11.80%) Java Software Developer
9 155 (11.65%) Java Engineer
9 155 (11.65%) Java Software Engineer
10 140 (10.52%) Python Engineer
11 136 (10.22%) Senior Developer
12 126 (9.47%) React Developer
13 125 (9.39%) Python Developer
14 109 (8.19%) Senior Software Engineer
15 101 (7.59%) Python Software Engineer
16 90 (6.76%) .NET Developer
17 89 (6.69%) Senior Software Developer
18 81 (6.09%) UI Developer
19 76 (5.71%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 509 (38.24%) React
2 224 (16.83%) .NET
3 164 (12.32%) Node.js
4 153 (11.50%) AngularJS
5 137 (10.29%) .NET Core
6 132 (9.92%) Vue.js
7 114 (8.56%) Pandas
8 103 (7.74%) ASP.NET
9 101 (7.59%) gRPC
10 99 (7.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 96 (7.21%) ASP.NET Core
12 82 (6.16%) SciPy
13 81 (6.09%) NumPy
14 74 (5.56%) Kafka
15 70 (5.26%) GraphQL
16 57 (4.28%) Protocol Buffers
17 48 (3.61%) D3.js
18 45 (3.38%) TensorFlow
19 44 (3.31%) Apache Camel
20 39 (2.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 468 (35.16%) Fixed Income
2 422 (31.71%) Equities
3 399 (29.98%) Derivative
4 348 (26.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 161 (12.10%) Greenfield Project
6 83 (6.24%) User Experience
7 49 (3.68%) Algorithms
8 38 (2.85%) OTC Derivatives
9 36 (2.70%) Credit Derivative
10 28 (2.10%) Cloud Native
10 28 (2.10%) Management Information System
11 24 (1.80%) Data Structures
12 23 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
13 22 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
14 20 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
16 16 (1.20%) Blockchain
16 16 (1.20%) Reference Data
17 10 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
17 10 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 103 (7.74%) Linux
2 58 (4.36%) Windows
3 52 (3.91%) Unix
4 20 (1.50%) Windows 10
5 14 (1.05%) Android
5 14 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.23%) CentOS
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.075%) Debian
13 1 (0.075%) Solaris
13 1 (0.075%) VMS
13 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 717 (53.87%) Software Engineering
2 621 (46.66%) Agile
3 506 (38.02%) Investment Management
4 502 (37.72%) Asset Management
5 333 (25.02%) Fintech
6 332 (24.94%) Analytics
7 275 (20.66%) CI/CD
8 237 (17.81%) Full Stack Development
8 237 (17.81%) Microservices
9 216 (16.23%) DevOps
10 138 (10.37%) Computer Science
10 138 (10.37%) Mentoring
11 134 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
12 120 (9.02%) Artificial Intelligence
13 112 (8.41%) Front End Development
14 106 (7.96%) Portfolio Management
15 105 (7.89%) Data Analytics
16 101 (7.59%) Migration
17 94 (7.06%) Visualisation
18 88 (6.61%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 714 (53.64%) Python
2 545 (40.95%) JavaScript
3 434 (32.61%) Java
4 359 (26.97%) C#
5 295 (22.16%) SQL
6 271 (20.36%) TypeScript
7 189 (14.20%) C++
8 57 (4.28%) PowerShell
9 53 (3.98%) Scala
10 52 (3.91%) PHP
11 49 (3.68%) R
12 47 (3.53%) VBA
13 45 (3.38%) Bash
14 33 (2.48%) VB
15 27 (2.03%) MATLAB
16 23 (1.73%) Go
17 15 (1.13%) Perl
18 12 (0.90%) C
18 12 (0.90%) Clojure
18 12 (0.90%) Rust
Qualifications
1 90 (6.76%) Degree
2 27 (2.03%) PhD
3 22 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (0.45%) CCNA
4 6 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (0.45%) CISM
4 6 (0.45%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.38%) CompTIA Security+
5 5 (0.38%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.30%) CISSP
6 4 (0.30%) MBA
7 3 (0.23%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.15%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.15%) Novell Certification
8 2 (0.15%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.15%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.075%) CCIE
9 1 (0.075%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (7.96%) QA
2 23 (1.73%) GDPR
3 13 (0.98%) Accessibility
4 8 (0.60%) SLA
5 6 (0.45%) PMO
6 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.075%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.075%) EMIR
System Software
1 155 (11.65%) Docker
2 44 (3.31%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.15%) vSphere
7 1 (0.075%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 125 (9.39%) Terraform
2 117 (8.79%) Kubernetes
3 30 (2.25%) Prometheus
4 27 (2.03%) Grafana
5 24 (1.80%) Ansible
6 15 (1.13%) Puppet
7 8 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.38%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.23%) SCCM
10 2 (0.15%) Check_MK
11 1 (0.075%) Consul
11 1 (0.075%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.075%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.075%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.075%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.075%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.075%) NetVault Backup
11 1 (0.075%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.075%) Rancher
11 1 (0.075%) SCOM
Vendors
1 82 (6.16%) Microsoft
2 48 (3.61%) Bloomberg
2 48 (3.61%) Charles River
3 34 (2.55%) Oracle
4 27 (2.03%) BISAM
5 26 (1.95%) Splunk
6 21 (1.58%) Algorithmics
7 20 (1.50%) VMware
8 18 (1.35%) Adobe
9 15 (1.13%) Calypso
10 13 (0.98%) SimCorp
11 12 (0.90%) Sybase
11 12 (0.90%) Tradeweb
12 11 (0.83%) Cisco
13 9 (0.68%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.45%) Xamarin
15 5 (0.38%) Databricks
15 5 (0.38%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.38%) Reuters
16 4 (0.30%) SolarWinds