Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 279 363 407
Rank change year-on-year +84 +44 -2
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,289 1,315 1,327
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 0.88% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.90% 2.24% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,257 1,219 1,104
Median annual salary £107,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +48.28% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £57,500 £45,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £161,250 £120,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.70% +80.00% -3.23%

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 44,411 58,736 67,833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.56% 39.41% 38.28%
Number of salaries quoted 34,095 44,190 53,093
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 9 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Top 10 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 9 April 2020. 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 +78 1,275 £108,750 +50.00% 90
London +49 1,267 £110,000 +51.72% 88
Work from Home +57 60 £125,000 +85.19% 5
UK excluding London +131 19 £65,000 -3.70% 3
Channel Islands +7 10 £65,000 +116.67%
South East +75 4 £28,000 -58.52% 1
North of England +54 3 - - 1
North West +51 3 - -
South West - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 937 (72.69%) Finance
2 713 (55.31%) Front Office
3 664 (51.51%) Derivative
4 659 (51.12%) Python
5 652 (50.58%) Fixed Income
6 649 (50.35%) Asset Management
7 630 (48.88%) AWS
8 603 (46.78%) Investment Management
9 594 (46.08%) Java
10 580 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
11 543 (42.13%) Web Services
12 523 (40.57%) Equities
13 501 (38.87%) Software Engineering
14 491 (38.09%) JavaScript
15 463 (35.92%) C#
16 424 (32.89%) SQL
17 418 (32.43%) Banking
18 340 (26.38%) Azure
19 337 (26.14%) C++
20 333 (25.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 314 (24.36%) Analytics
22 312 (24.20%) React
23 309 (23.97%) GCP
24 305 (23.66%) AngularJS
25 302 (23.43%) Decision-Making
26 295 (22.89%) Mentoring
27 262 (20.33%) Bloomberg
28 249 (19.32%) Computer Science
29 232 (18.00%) Artificial Intelligence
30 230 (17.84%) Performance Attribution

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 35 (2.72%) Apache Spark
2 27 (2.09%) Apache
3 18 (1.40%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 14 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.47%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.31%) IIS
10 3 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.23%) Confluence
10 3 (0.23%) nginx
11 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.16%) JBoss
11 2 (0.16%) Jetty
11 2 (0.16%) WildFly
12 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.078%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.078%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 127 (9.85%) Markit EDM
2 110 (8.53%) FINCAD Analytics
3 60 (4.65%) thinkFolio
4 54 (4.19%) Eagle PACE
4 54 (4.19%) PolarLake
5 53 (4.11%) Front Arena
6 41 (3.18%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.23%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.078%) Advent Geneva
9 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.078%) Salerio
9 1 (0.078%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 630 (48.88%) AWS
2 340 (26.38%) Azure
3 309 (23.97%) GCP
4 52 (4.03%) Amazon ECS
5 50 (3.88%) OpenShift
6 43 (3.34%) Amazon SQS
7 41 (3.18%) Serverless
8 37 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
9 24 (1.86%) Amazon S3
9 24 (1.86%) Office 365
10 22 (1.71%) SaaS
11 21 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.85%) Power Platform
13 9 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.62%) AWS Fargate
15 7 (0.54%) Apigee
16 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.23%) CloudBees
17 3 (0.23%) GitHub
18 1 (0.078%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.16%) LAN
2 14 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.01%) WAN
4 12 (0.93%) DNS
4 12 (0.93%) Firewall
5 11 (0.85%) DHCP
6 8 (0.62%) FIX Connectivity
7 7 (0.54%) VoIP
7 7 (0.54%) VPN
8 6 (0.47%) Network Security
9 5 (0.39%) FTP
9 5 (0.39%) SMTP
9 5 (0.39%) SSL
10 3 (0.23%) Internet
10 3 (0.23%) SAN
11 2 (0.16%) Intranet
11 2 (0.16%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.16%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.078%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.078%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 130 (10.09%) PostgreSQL
3 122 (9.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 116 (9.00%) Amazon Athena
5 76 (5.90%) NoSQL
6 70 (5.43%) Relational Database
7 48 (3.72%) Amazon Redshift
8 29 (2.25%) MySQL
9 28 (2.17%) Big Data
10 25 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
11 22 (1.71%) Hadoop
12 19 (1.47%) KDB
12 19 (1.47%) MongoDB
13 14 (1.09%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.85%) Power BI
14 11 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (0.70%) QlikView
16 9 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 61 (4.73%) Artifactory
2 46 (3.57%) RStudio
3 45 (3.49%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.71%) GitLab
5 20 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 20 (1.55%) TeamCity
6 17 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (1.01%) JIRA
7 13 (1.01%) webpack
8 7 (0.54%) Selenium
8 7 (0.54%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.47%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.39%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.39%) JUnit
10 5 (0.39%) kappa
10 5 (0.39%) MSTest
10 5 (0.39%) NSubstitute
10 5 (0.39%) Rhino Mocks
10 5 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 937 (72.69%) Finance
2 713 (55.31%) Front Office
3 418 (32.43%) Banking
4 206 (15.98%) Investment Banking
5 106 (8.22%) Back Office
6 20 (1.55%) Marketing
7 15 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.54%) French Language
9 6 (0.47%) German Language
9 6 (0.47%) Italian Language
9 6 (0.47%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.23%) Advertising
11 3 (0.23%) Legal
12 2 (0.16%) Games
12 2 (0.16%) Law
12 2 (0.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 517 (40.11%) Developer
2 187 (14.51%) C# Developer
3 168 (13.03%) Java Developer
4 154 (11.95%) Python Developer
5 127 (9.85%) Front Office Developer
6 122 (9.46%) Software Engineer
7 101 (7.84%) AWS Developer
8 98 (7.60%) AWS Engineer
9 94 (7.29%) Architect
10 85 (6.59%) Junior
11 83 (6.44%) Python Engineer
12 79 (6.13%) Junior Developer
13 75 (5.82%) Finance Manager
13 75 (5.82%) Java Engineer
14 69 (5.35%) Data Manager
14 69 (5.35%) Graduate
15 67 (5.20%) Graduate Developer
16 66 (5.12%) C++ Developer
16 66 (5.12%) Junior C# Developer
17 65 (5.04%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 543 (42.13%) Web Services
2 312 (24.20%) React
3 305 (23.66%) AngularJS
4 227 (17.61%) J2EE
5 191 (14.82%) .NET
6 186 (14.43%) Node.js
7 158 (12.26%) Vue.js
8 103 (7.99%) HTML
9 94 (7.29%) CSS
10 58 (4.50%) HTML5
11 57 (4.42%) Redux
12 54 (4.19%) Kafka
13 47 (3.65%) .NET Core
14 34 (2.64%) FIX Protocol
15 33 (2.56%) ASP.NET
16 31 (2.40%) CSS3
17 29 (2.25%) D3.js
18 27 (2.09%) NumPy
18 27 (2.09%) SciPy
18 27 (2.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 664 (51.51%) Derivative
2 652 (50.58%) Fixed Income
3 523 (40.57%) Equities
4 333 (25.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 148 (11.48%) Greenfield Project
6 142 (11.02%) Reference Data
7 132 (10.24%) Equity Derivative
8 114 (8.84%) Algorithms
9 98 (7.60%) Data Structures
10 90 (6.98%) User Experience
11 89 (6.90%) Blog
12 73 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
13 69 (5.35%) Exotic Derivative
14 50 (3.88%) Public Cloud
15 27 (2.09%) OTC Derivatives
16 15 (1.16%) Reinsurance
17 9 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
18 8 (0.62%) Credit Derivative
18 8 (0.62%) Grid Computing
18 8 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 106 (8.22%) Linux
2 72 (5.59%) Windows
3 37 (2.87%) Windows Server
4 34 (2.64%) Unix
5 32 (2.48%) Windows 10
6 14 (1.09%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.78%) Android
8 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.078%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.078%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (50.35%) Asset Management
2 603 (46.78%) Investment Management
3 580 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 501 (38.87%) Software Engineering
5 314 (24.36%) Analytics
6 302 (23.43%) Decision-Making
7 295 (22.89%) Mentoring
8 249 (19.32%) Computer Science
9 232 (18.00%) Artificial Intelligence
10 230 (17.84%) Performance Attribution
11 221 (17.15%) Data Analytics
11 221 (17.15%) Portfolio Management
12 218 (16.91%) DevOps
13 203 (15.75%) Business Analysis
14 185 (14.35%) Migration
15 183 (14.20%) Machine Learning
16 171 (13.27%) Fintech
17 168 (13.03%) Mathematics
18 148 (11.48%) Performance Management
19 142 (11.02%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 659 (51.12%) Python
2 594 (46.08%) Java
3 491 (38.09%) JavaScript
4 463 (35.92%) C#
5 424 (32.89%) SQL
6 337 (26.14%) C++
7 194 (15.05%) R
8 152 (11.79%) Kotlin
9 56 (4.34%) PowerShell
10 47 (3.65%) TypeScript
11 26 (2.02%) Bash Shell
12 24 (1.86%) ES6
13 23 (1.78%) MATLAB
13 23 (1.78%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.55%) C
15 18 (1.40%) PHP
16 16 (1.24%) ES7
16 16 (1.24%) Scala
17 14 (1.09%) Perl
18 13 (1.01%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 132 (10.24%) Degree
2 64 (4.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.63%) PhD
4 13 (1.01%) Master's Degree
5 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.47%) MCSA
7 5 (0.39%) MCP
8 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.23%) CCNA
9 3 (0.23%) MCSE
9 3 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.16%) CCNP
10 2 (0.16%) CISM
10 2 (0.16%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.16%) OSCP
11 1 (0.078%) CISSP
11 1 (0.078%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.078%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.078%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.65%) Data Quality
2 28 (2.17%) QA
3 8 (0.62%) MiFID
4 4 (0.31%) SLA
5 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.16%) EMIR
5 2 (0.16%) PMO
6 1 (0.078%) COBIT
6 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.078%) ITGC
6 1 (0.078%) NIST
System Software
1 170 (13.19%) Docker
2 42 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.09%) vSphere
5 3 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.16%) Lustre
6 2 (0.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.078%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.078%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 134 (10.40%) Kubernetes
2 39 (3.03%) Terraform
3 21 (1.63%) SCCM
4 16 (1.24%) SCOM
5 15 (1.16%) Ansible
6 14 (1.09%) PowerCLI
7 8 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.62%) Puppet
8 4 (0.31%) SQL Sentry
9 2 (0.16%) Icinga
9 2 (0.16%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.16%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.16%) vRealize
9 2 (0.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 2 (0.16%) WSUS
10 1 (0.078%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.078%) Kibana
10 1 (0.078%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.078%) Salt
10 1 (0.078%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 262 (20.33%) Bloomberg
2 191 (14.82%) Google
3 100 (7.76%) Calypso
4 96 (7.45%) Charles River
5 95 (7.37%) SimCorp
6 81 (6.28%) Microsoft
7 67 (5.20%) Reuters
8 42 (3.26%) Fidessa
9 38 (2.95%) Oracle
10 37 (2.87%) GoldenSource
11 36 (2.79%) VMware
12 29 (2.25%) ION Trading
13 25 (1.94%) Eze Software Group
14 23 (1.78%) FIS
14 23 (1.78%) Linedata
15 19 (1.47%) Murex
16 16 (1.24%) Cisco
17 13 (1.01%) Tableau
18 12 (0.93%) Citrix
18 12 (0.93%) Eze Castle Integration