Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 352 418 374
Rank change year-on-year +66 -44 -3
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,513 1,321 1,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.75% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.05% 1.69% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,298 1,035 1,523
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £105,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -25.00% -9.09% -18.52%

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 73,723 78,360 86,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.47% 44.24% 43.30%
Number of salaries quoted 56,959 59,867 70,334
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Hedge funds.

Salary trend for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Hedge funds over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Top 8 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 14 August 2018. 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 +74 1,511 £70,000 - 153
London +46 1,486 £70,000 - 150
UK excluding London -44 27 £37,500 -25.00% 3
South East -27 23 £37,500 +50.00% 2
North of England +30 3 £65,000 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £63,750 -
Channel Islands -5 1 £30,000 +11.11%
North East - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 1,024 (67.68%) Finance
2 563 (37.21%) SQL
3 506 (33.44%) C#
4 436 (28.82%) Java
5 431 (28.49%) Python
6 398 (26.31%) Degree
7 397 (26.24%) Asset Management
8 388 (25.64%) Banking
9 381 (25.18%) Front Office
10 358 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
11 349 (23.07%) Computer Science
12 305 (20.16%) SQL Server
13 299 (19.76%) Equities
14 276 (18.24%) Software Engineering
14 276 (18.24%) .NET
15 275 (18.18%) Fixed Income
16 264 (17.45%) Windows
17 248 (16.39%) Fintech
18 243 (16.06%) Investment Management
19 237 (15.66%) C++
20 235 (15.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 232 (15.33%) Derivative
22 211 (13.95%) Investment Banking
23 208 (13.75%) Linux
24 200 (13.22%) JavaScript
25 196 (12.95%) Mathematics
26 177 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
27 173 (11.43%) AngularJS
28 170 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
29 165 (10.91%) DevOps

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 65 (4.30%) MS Exchange
2 64 (4.23%) Apache
3 42 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 39 (2.58%) SharePoint
5 35 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 34 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (1.52%) Apache Spark
8 17 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
9 11 (0.73%) Confluence
9 11 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.20%) Ethereum
13 3 (0.20%) IIS
14 2 (0.13%) CMS
14 2 (0.13%) Jupyter
14 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 60 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 125 (8.26%) thinkFolio
2 57 (3.77%) Markit EDM
3 56 (3.70%) Front Arena
4 15 (0.99%) Eagle PACE
5 11 (0.73%) LatentZero
6 9 (0.59%) Bloomberg AIM
6 9 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.40%) LongView
7 6 (0.40%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.26%) Workfront
9 3 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
9 3 (0.20%) Ripple
10 2 (0.13%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.066%) Orchestrade
11 1 (0.066%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 177 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (3.17%) SaaS
4 31 (2.05%) Office 365
5 25 (1.65%) GitHub
6 14 (0.93%) IaaS
7 13 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.66%) Serverless
9 8 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.46%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.066%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.066%) Basecamp
14 1 (0.066%) NuGet
14 1 (0.066%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.49%) LAN
1 68 (4.49%) WAN
2 64 (4.23%) Firewall
3 63 (4.16%) DNS
4 52 (3.44%) DHCP
5 45 (2.97%) TCP/IP
6 42 (2.78%) VPN
7 31 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
8 27 (1.78%) Multicast
9 22 (1.45%) FIX Connectivity
10 18 (1.19%) BGP
11 17 (1.12%) Internet
11 17 (1.12%) WebEx
12 13 (0.86%) Wireless
13 12 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (0.79%) HTTP
14 11 (0.73%) MPLS
14 11 (0.73%) VLAN
15 10 (0.66%) EIGRP
15 10 (0.66%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (20.16%) SQL Server
2 77 (5.09%) Relational Database
3 68 (4.49%) Big Data
4 55 (3.64%) MongoDB
5 53 (3.50%) MySQL
6 48 (3.17%) NoSQL
7 40 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (2.18%) Hadoop
9 32 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (1.19%) DB2
11 18 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
12 17 (1.12%) Data Lake
13 15 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (0.99%) SQLPlus
14 14 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (0.86%) Blockchain
15 13 (0.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 12 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 70 (4.63%) Jenkins
2 69 (4.56%) Vagrant
3 62 (4.10%) Git (software)
4 32 (2.12%) JIRA
5 27 (1.78%) TeamCity
6 26 (1.72%) Plastic SCM
6 26 (1.72%) Selenium
7 22 (1.45%) JUnit
8 17 (1.12%) SpecFlow
9 16 (1.06%) Cucumber
10 13 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (0.73%) NUnit
12 10 (0.66%) WinDbg
13 9 (0.59%) HP UFT
13 9 (0.59%) Mockito
13 9 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (0.53%) SonarQube
15 7 (0.46%) Maven
16 6 (0.40%) MSBuild
16 6 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,024 (67.68%) Finance
2 388 (25.64%) Banking
3 381 (25.18%) Front Office
4 211 (13.95%) Investment Banking
5 162 (10.71%) Financial Institution
6 54 (3.57%) Back Office
7 45 (2.97%) French Language
8 42 (2.78%) German Language
8 42 (2.78%) Italian Language
9 28 (1.85%) Games
10 23 (1.52%) Advertising
11 17 (1.12%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.59%) Marketing
13 8 (0.53%) Prime Brokerage
14 4 (0.26%) Legal
14 4 (0.26%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.13%) Law
15 2 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 621 (41.04%) Developer
2 249 (16.46%) C# Developer
3 234 (15.47%) Analyst
4 177 (11.70%) Java Developer
5 124 (8.20%) Python Developer
6 102 (6.74%) Senior Developer
7 98 (6.48%) Applications Support
8 95 (6.28%) Junior
9 92 (6.08%) Support Engineer
10 80 (5.29%) Software Engineer
11 68 (4.49%) Junior Developer
11 68 (4.49%) Support Analyst
12 56 (3.70%) Software Developer
13 55 (3.64%) AWS Developer
14 54 (3.57%) Java Engineer
15 53 (3.50%) C++ Developer
15 53 (3.50%) Graduate
16 52 (3.44%) Windows Engineer
17 51 (3.37%) Python Engineer
17 51 (3.37%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (18.24%) .NET
2 173 (11.43%) AngularJS
3 160 (10.58%) React
4 159 (10.51%) Web Services
5 150 (9.91%) HTML
6 134 (8.86%) FIX Protocol
7 118 (7.80%) CSS
8 104 (6.87%) J2EE
9 95 (6.28%) WPF
10 93 (6.15%) ASP.NET
11 83 (5.49%) HTML5
12 82 (5.42%) J2SE
13 70 (4.63%) WCF
14 69 (4.56%) Spring
15 45 (2.97%) jQuery
15 45 (2.97%) Node.js
15 45 (2.97%) Pandas
15 45 (2.97%) RESTful
16 44 (2.91%) .NET Framework
16 44 (2.91%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 349 (23.07%) Computer Science
2 299 (19.76%) Equities
3 275 (18.18%) Fixed Income
4 248 (16.39%) Fintech
5 235 (15.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 232 (15.33%) Derivative
7 108 (7.14%) Algorithms
8 106 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
9 100 (6.61%) Greenfield Project
10 78 (5.16%) Data Structures
11 54 (3.57%) Data Centre
12 52 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
13 48 (3.17%) User Experience
14 44 (2.91%) Blackberry
15 42 (2.78%) OTC Derivatives
16 40 (2.64%) Cyberthreat
17 33 (2.18%) Market Risk
18 30 (1.98%) Management Information System
19 28 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
20 22 (1.45%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 264 (17.45%) Windows
2 208 (13.75%) Linux
3 93 (6.15%) Unix
4 83 (5.49%) Windows Server
5 54 (3.57%) Windows 10
6 47 (3.11%) Windows 7
7 38 (2.51%) Android
7 38 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (1.06%) CentOS
11 12 (0.79%) Fedora
12 8 (0.53%) Debian
13 7 (0.46%) Solaris
13 7 (0.46%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.40%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.33%) SUSE
15 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (26.24%) Asset Management
2 358 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
3 276 (18.24%) Software Engineering
4 243 (16.06%) Investment Management
5 196 (12.95%) Mathematics
6 170 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
7 165 (10.91%) DevOps
8 163 (10.77%) TDD
9 148 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
10 141 (9.32%) Microservices
11 137 (9.05%) Multithreading
12 124 (8.20%) Low Latency
13 120 (7.93%) Portfolio Management
14 113 (7.47%) OO
15 107 (7.07%) Physics
16 104 (6.87%) Scrum
17 99 (6.54%) Test Automation
18 90 (5.95%) Open Source
19 89 (5.88%) Analytics
20 87 (5.75%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 563 (37.21%) SQL
2 506 (33.44%) C#
3 436 (28.82%) Java
4 431 (28.49%) Python
5 237 (15.66%) C++
6 200 (13.22%) JavaScript
7 105 (6.94%) Perl
8 103 (6.81%) PowerShell
9 81 (5.35%) Bash Shell
10 63 (4.16%) Ruby
10 63 (4.16%) Scala
11 57 (3.77%) R
12 44 (2.91%) Bourne shell
12 44 (2.91%) Korn
13 34 (2.25%) C
13 34 (2.25%) T-SQL
14 33 (2.18%) Kotlin
15 31 (2.05%) Java 8
16 28 (1.85%) VBA
17 26 (1.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 398 (26.31%) Degree
2 74 (4.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (3.44%) Numerate Degree
4 38 (2.51%) PhD
5 32 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.19%) CCNA
7 16 (1.06%) CCNP
7 16 (1.06%) Master's Degree
8 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.53%) CFA
10 7 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.46%) MCITP
11 6 (0.40%) GSEC
11 6 (0.40%) MCP
12 4 (0.26%) CCIE
12 4 (0.26%) RHCE
12 4 (0.26%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.20%) MCSE
14 2 (0.13%) CISSP
14 2 (0.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.49%) QA
2 21 (1.39%) MiFID
3 12 (0.79%) SLA
4 9 (0.59%) PMO
5 3 (0.20%) GDPR
6 1 (0.066%) COBIT
6 1 (0.066%) Data Quality
System Software
1 114 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 112 (7.40%) Docker
3 99 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (0.73%) XenApp
6 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (0.46%) MetaFrame
7 7 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.40%) vSphere
8 6 (0.40%) XenServer
9 5 (0.33%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.20%) NFS
12 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.13%) iptables
12 2 (0.13%) Samba
13 1 (0.066%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 75 (4.96%) Terraform
2 35 (2.31%) SCCM
3 33 (2.18%) AirWatch
4 18 (1.19%) Prometheus
5 16 (1.06%) Ansible
6 14 (0.93%) Kubernetes
6 14 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.79%) Control-M
8 10 (0.66%) Perfmon
8 10 (0.66%) Puppet
9 8 (0.53%) HP Fortify
10 6 (0.40%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.40%) Kibana
10 6 (0.40%) Nagios
10 6 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.40%) XenMobile
11 5 (0.33%) SCOM
12 4 (0.26%) Salt
13 3 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.20%) Mesos
Vendors
1 157 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 156 (10.31%) Oracle
3 126 (8.33%) Bloomberg
4 118 (7.80%) VMware
5 104 (6.87%) Cisco
6 101 (6.68%) Charles River
7 97 (6.41%) Reuters
8 70 (4.63%) Calypso
9 61 (4.03%) SimCorp
10 57 (3.77%) FXall
11 47 (3.11%) MarketAxess
11 47 (3.11%) Tradeweb
12 40 (2.64%) Sybase
13 39 (2.58%) NetApp
14 37 (2.45%) Citrix
15 30 (1.98%) Red Hat
16 25 (1.65%) Nimble Storage
17 24 (1.59%) ServiceNow
18 21 (1.39%) Google
19 19 (1.26%) Salesforce.com