Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 343 226 385
Rank change year-on-year -117 +159 -9
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,041 1,043 1,194
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.51% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.35% 4.26% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 858 1,001 1,078
10th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £50,000
25th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 £110,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +37.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £132,500 £135,000 £103,750
90th Percentile £152,500 £155,000 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +73.33%

Hedge funds 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 44,225 24,477 50,695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.17% 35.47% 35.20%
Number of salaries quoted 26,825 19,485 38,769
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,986 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Top 7 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 29 July 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 -114 1,033 £100,000 -9.09% 120
London -76 1,012 £100,000 -9.09% 115
Work from Home -94 171 £85,000 +6.25% 37
UK excluding London -104 20 £62,500 -3.85% 8
South East -78 10 £62,500 +123.21% 1
Yorkshire - 10 £75,000 - 1
North of England - 10 £75,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 819 (78.67%) Finance
2 619 (59.46%) Python
3 579 (55.62%) Asset Management
4 556 (53.41%) Software Engineering
5 542 (52.07%) AWS
6 459 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
7 445 (42.75%) Front Office
8 422 (40.54%) Java
9 417 (40.06%) Equities
10 408 (39.19%) Investment Management
11 405 (38.90%) JavaScript
12 395 (37.94%) SQL
13 391 (37.56%) React
14 340 (32.66%) Fixed Income
15 337 (32.37%) Derivative
16 336 (32.28%) Web Services
17 286 (27.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 270 (25.94%) Full Stack Development
19 248 (23.82%) Analytics
20 237 (22.77%) C#
21 227 (21.81%) Banking
21 227 (21.81%) Serverless
21 227 (21.81%) Microservices
22 223 (21.42%) AWS Lambda
23 218 (20.94%) AngularJS
24 217 (20.85%) GCP
25 207 (19.88%) Amazon EC2
26 202 (19.40%) TypeScript
27 198 (19.02%) Azure
28 177 (17.00%) Vue.js

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 77 (7.40%) Apache
2 57 (5.48%) Apache Spark
3 38 (3.65%) Apache Airflow
4 21 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.25%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.58%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.19%) Luigi
9 1 (0.096%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.96%) Adobe XD
3 10 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.96%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.096%) Figma
5 1 (0.096%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (0.29%) Cloudability
2 2 (0.19%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.096%) Bloomberg AIM
3 1 (0.096%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.096%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.096%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.096%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 542 (52.07%) AWS
2 227 (21.81%) Serverless
3 223 (21.42%) AWS Lambda
4 217 (20.85%) GCP
5 207 (19.88%) Amazon EC2
6 198 (19.02%) Azure
7 128 (12.30%) Amazon ECS
8 89 (8.55%) Amazon S3
9 33 (3.17%) SaaS
10 25 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 25 (2.40%) OpenShift
11 18 (1.73%) Microsoft 365
12 13 (1.25%) PaaS
13 9 (0.86%) Power Platform
14 7 (0.67%) IaaS
15 6 (0.58%) Amazon EKS
16 5 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 3 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
17 3 (0.29%) Azure Service Bus
17 3 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.21%) DNS
2 22 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.34%) DHCP
4 13 (1.25%) VPN
5 10 (0.96%) HTTP
6 6 (0.58%) Wireless
7 5 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.38%) AMQP
8 4 (0.38%) Firewall
8 4 (0.38%) Network Security
9 3 (0.29%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.29%) Internet
9 3 (0.29%) SSL
9 3 (0.29%) WAN
10 2 (0.19%) FIX Connectivity
10 2 (0.19%) IPsec
10 2 (0.19%) LAN
11 1 (0.096%) Multicast
11 1 (0.096%) Skype
11 1 (0.096%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (14.22%) Amazon Aurora
2 133 (12.78%) PostgreSQL
3 103 (9.89%) SQL Server
4 85 (8.17%) Amazon Athena
5 82 (7.88%) MySQL
6 79 (7.59%) Relational Database
7 78 (7.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 77 (7.40%) Apache Ignite
9 71 (6.82%) Big Data
10 64 (6.15%) RDBMS
11 46 (4.42%) Flink
12 41 (3.94%) Redis
13 27 (2.59%) Hadoop
14 25 (2.40%) NoSQL
15 15 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (1.44%) MongoDB
16 11 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
17 9 (0.86%) Power BI
18 8 (0.77%) BigQuery
19 7 (0.67%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 36 (3.46%) Git (software)
2 19 (1.83%) JIRA
3 14 (1.34%) TeamCity
4 13 (1.25%) Visual Studio
5 12 (1.15%) Selenium
6 11 (1.06%) SpecFlow
7 9 (0.86%) gulp
7 9 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (0.86%) webpack
8 8 (0.77%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.48%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.38%) GitLab
10 4 (0.38%) NUnit
10 4 (0.38%) ReSharper
10 4 (0.38%) Subversion
11 3 (0.29%) Cypress.io
11 3 (0.29%) Storybook
12 1 (0.096%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.096%) Mockito
12 1 (0.096%) WebDriver
General
1 819 (78.67%) Finance
2 445 (42.75%) Front Office
3 227 (21.81%) Banking
4 131 (12.58%) Social Skills
5 56 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (5.00%) Financial Institution
7 50 (4.80%) Investment Banking
8 40 (3.84%) Telecoms
9 39 (3.75%) Legal
10 16 (1.54%) Back Office
10 16 (1.54%) Retail
11 15 (1.44%) Billing
11 15 (1.44%) Law
12 10 (0.96%) Marketing
12 10 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
13 6 (0.58%) Games
14 4 (0.38%) Prime Brokerage
15 2 (0.19%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.19%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.096%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 562 (53.99%) Developer
2 315 (30.26%) Software Engineer
3 264 (25.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 198 (19.02%) Python Developer
5 186 (17.87%) AWS Engineer
6 183 (17.58%) AWS Developer
6 183 (17.58%) AWS Software Engineer
7 167 (16.04%) Python Engineer
8 157 (15.08%) Python Software Engineer
9 95 (9.13%) React Developer
10 93 (8.93%) Analyst
11 87 (8.36%) Java Developer
12 80 (7.68%) Programmer
13 76 (7.30%) Front Office Developer
13 76 (7.30%) Lead Developer
14 72 (6.92%) Java Engineer
15 71 (6.82%) Java Software Engineer
16 68 (6.53%) JavaScript Developer
17 64 (6.15%) .NET Developer
17 64 (6.15%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (37.56%) React
2 336 (32.28%) Web Services
3 218 (20.94%) AngularJS
4 177 (17.00%) Vue.js
5 174 (16.71%) Node.js
6 147 (14.12%) .NET
7 130 (12.49%) gRPC
8 89 (8.55%) .NET Core
9 77 (7.40%) Kafka
10 71 (6.82%) NumPy
11 70 (6.72%) CSS
12 63 (6.05%) REST
13 54 (5.19%) ASP.NET
14 53 (5.09%) GraphQL
15 52 (5.00%) ASP.NET Core
16 48 (4.61%) HTML
17 46 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
18 43 (4.13%) J2EE
19 37 (3.55%) SciPy
20 35 (3.36%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 417 (40.06%) Equities
2 340 (32.66%) Fixed Income
3 337 (32.37%) Derivative
4 286 (27.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 129 (12.39%) Pricing Data
6 121 (11.62%) Greenfield Project
7 64 (6.15%) Equity Derivative
8 53 (5.09%) Credit Risk
8 53 (5.09%) User Experience
9 45 (4.32%) Algorithms
10 31 (2.98%) Market Risk
11 27 (2.59%) Data Structures
12 25 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (2.02%) Analytical Mindset
14 16 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
15 15 (1.44%) Management Information System
16 14 (1.34%) Exotic Derivative
17 13 (1.25%) Data Centre
18 12 (1.15%) Public Cloud
19 10 (0.96%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 77 (7.40%) Linux
2 58 (5.57%) Windows
3 19 (1.83%) Windows 10
4 16 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.15%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (0.96%) Unix
7 8 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.38%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.096%) Android
10 1 (0.096%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 579 (55.62%) Asset Management
2 556 (53.41%) Software Engineering
3 459 (44.09%) Agile Software Development
4 408 (39.19%) Investment Management
5 270 (25.94%) Full Stack Development
6 248 (23.82%) Analytics
7 227 (21.81%) Microservices
8 150 (14.41%) Artificial Intelligence
9 142 (13.64%) Data Management
10 136 (13.06%) DevOps
11 134 (12.87%) Fintech
12 132 (12.68%) Project Delivery
13 128 (12.30%) Enterprise Data Management
14 122 (11.72%) Machine Learning
15 120 (11.53%) Data Science
16 107 (10.28%) SDLC
17 94 (9.03%) Portfolio Management
18 79 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
19 77 (7.40%) Migration
20 69 (6.63%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 619 (59.46%) Python
2 422 (40.54%) Java
3 405 (38.90%) JavaScript
4 395 (37.94%) SQL
5 237 (22.77%) C#
6 202 (19.40%) TypeScript
7 148 (14.22%) Scala
8 130 (12.49%) Kotlin
9 129 (12.39%) C++
10 77 (7.40%) Clojure
11 59 (5.67%) PowerShell
12 32 (3.07%) PHP
13 30 (2.88%) Cython
14 29 (2.79%) R
15 26 (2.50%) Bash Shell
16 23 (2.21%) C
17 16 (1.54%) F#
18 8 (0.77%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.58%) Go
20 5 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (7.11%) Degree
2 35 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (2.69%) PhD
4 11 (1.06%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.29%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.19%) CISM
6 2 (0.19%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (0.19%) MCP
6 2 (0.19%) MCSA
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.096%) CCIE
7 1 (0.096%) CCNP
7 1 (0.096%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.096%) RHCA
7 1 (0.096%) RHCE
7 1 (0.096%) VCAP
7 1 (0.096%) VCDX
7 1 (0.096%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (10.57%) QA
2 33 (3.17%) GDPR
3 7 (0.67%) SLA
4 5 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.19%) NIST
6 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.096%) EMIR
7 1 (0.096%) MiFID
7 1 (0.096%) PMBOK
System Software
1 129 (12.39%) Docker
2 30 (2.88%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.96%) vSphere
5 9 (0.86%) VMware NSX
6 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.48%) XenApp
7 5 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 161 (15.47%) Kubernetes
2 97 (9.32%) Terraform
3 55 (5.28%) Ansible
4 14 (1.34%) SCCM
5 12 (1.15%) Puppet
6 9 (0.86%) SCOM
7 8 (0.77%) Grafana
8 6 (0.58%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (0.29%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.19%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.096%) Control-M
Vendors
1 68 (6.53%) Sybase
2 65 (6.24%) Oracle
3 53 (5.09%) Microsoft
4 40 (3.84%) Yahoo!
5 29 (2.79%) VMware
6 15 (1.44%) Instagram
7 12 (1.15%) Algorithmics
8 11 (1.06%) Cisco
9 10 (0.96%) Adobe
9 10 (0.96%) Google
10 9 (0.86%) Citrix
10 9 (0.86%) SAP
11 7 (0.67%) Bloomberg
12 6 (0.58%) Apple
12 6 (0.58%) Calypso
12 6 (0.58%) Charles River
12 6 (0.58%) EMC
12 6 (0.58%) Murex
12 6 (0.58%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.48%) Symantec