Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 349 359 416
Rank change year-on-year +10 +57 +7
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,252 1,484 1,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.91% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.35% 2.29% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,133 1,297 987
UK median annual salary £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £53,750 £42,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £125,000 £120,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +23.81% +40.00% -34.78%

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 53,251 64,672 70,340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.88% 39.54% 40.37%
Number of salaries quoted 40,189 49,530 52,223
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,264 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 +24 1,234 £80,000 +14.29% 121
London +13 1,197 £80,000 +14.29% 117
UK excluding London +91 48 £65,000 +23.81% 5
North West +74 33 £65,000 +85.71%
North of England +47 33 £65,000 +23.81% 2
Scotland - 8 £87,500 -
South West +21 5 £90,000 +20.00%
East of England - 3 £60,000 - 1
Channel Islands +7 2 £60,000 +100.00% 1
Wales - 1 £87,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 852 (68.05%) Finance
2 550 (43.93%) SQL
3 493 (39.38%) Asset Management
4 486 (38.82%) C#
5 458 (36.58%) Python
6 413 (32.99%) Java
7 403 (32.19%) Front Office
8 394 (31.47%) Derivative
9 378 (30.19%) Fixed Income
10 350 (27.96%) Computer Science
11 347 (27.72%) Software Engineering
12 342 (27.32%) Equities
13 338 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
14 329 (26.28%) Investment Management
15 277 (22.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 266 (21.25%) SQL Server
17 261 (20.85%) .NET
18 260 (20.77%) AWS
19 252 (20.13%) Mathematics
20 239 (19.09%) C++
21 228 (18.21%) Banking
22 226 (18.05%) Fintech
23 199 (15.89%) Degree
24 189 (15.10%) JavaScript
25 185 (14.78%) Linux
26 182 (14.54%) thinkFolio
27 178 (14.22%) Oracle
28 170 (13.58%) Business Analysis
29 169 (13.50%) Charles River
30 166 (13.26%) Azure

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 97 (7.75%) Oracle Workflow
2 32 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.76%) MS Exchange
4 21 (1.68%) Apache
4 21 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
4 21 (1.68%) Tomcat
5 16 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.72%) WildFly
8 7 (0.56%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.32%) nginx
11 3 (0.24%) Camunda
11 3 (0.24%) Confluence
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.16%) IIS
12 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 36 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 182 (14.54%) thinkFolio
2 153 (12.22%) Markit EDM
3 129 (10.30%) Front Arena
4 35 (2.80%) LatentZero
5 31 (2.48%) Eagle PACE
6 27 (2.16%) FINCAD Analytics
7 24 (1.92%) PolarLake
8 8 (0.64%) LongView
9 1 (0.080%) Beauchamp
Cloud Services
1 260 (20.77%) AWS
2 166 (13.26%) Azure
3 71 (5.67%) Office 365
4 69 (5.51%) GCP
4 69 (5.51%) Serverless
5 68 (5.43%) AWS Lambda
6 66 (5.27%) Amazon EC2
7 62 (4.95%) Amazon ECS
8 52 (4.15%) SaaS
9 36 (2.88%) CloudFront
10 19 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
10 19 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.96%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.56%) Power Platform
13 6 (0.48%) IaaS
13 6 (0.48%) PaaS
14 5 (0.40%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.40%) Route 53
14 5 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.64%) TCP/IP
2 31 (2.48%) DNS
3 27 (2.16%) WAN
4 24 (1.92%) Firewall
5 17 (1.36%) LAN
6 13 (1.04%) VPN
7 12 (0.96%) DHCP
8 11 (0.88%) SAN
9 7 (0.56%) BGP
9 7 (0.56%) OSPF
9 7 (0.56%) VLAN
10 6 (0.48%) Wireless
11 5 (0.40%) MPLS
11 5 (0.40%) Multicast
11 5 (0.40%) Network Security
12 4 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (0.32%) SSL
12 4 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (21.25%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
3 50 (3.99%) Relational Database
4 39 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (2.88%) MongoDB
6 35 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 33 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 33 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 32 (2.56%) NoSQL
9 31 (2.48%) Big Data
10 25 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (1.76%) Amazon Aurora
12 19 (1.52%) KDB
13 18 (1.44%) MySQL
14 16 (1.28%) Amazon Athena
15 14 (1.12%) Blockchain
15 14 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
16 12 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
16 12 (0.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 85 (6.79%) Git (software)
2 78 (6.23%) Jenkins
3 60 (4.79%) GitLab
4 49 (3.91%) Artifactory
5 28 (2.24%) JIRA
6 20 (1.60%) Plastic SCM
7 16 (1.28%) Gradle
8 15 (1.20%) Cucumber
9 12 (0.96%) Bitbucket
9 12 (0.96%) SpecFlow
10 11 (0.88%) NUnit
11 10 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.72%) SonarQube
12 9 (0.72%) webpack
13 8 (0.64%) JUnit
13 8 (0.64%) Maven
13 8 (0.64%) Moq
13 8 (0.64%) MSTest
13 8 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
14 7 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 852 (68.05%) Finance
2 403 (32.19%) Front Office
3 228 (18.21%) Banking
4 95 (7.59%) French Language
5 94 (7.51%) German Language
5 94 (7.51%) Italian Language
5 94 (7.51%) Spanish Language
6 74 (5.91%) Dutch Language
7 53 (4.23%) Investment Banking
8 43 (3.43%) Back Office
9 28 (2.24%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.88%) Marketing
11 7 (0.56%) Advertising
12 6 (0.48%) Prime Brokerage
13 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Legal
15 1 (0.080%) Games
15 1 (0.080%) Law
15 1 (0.080%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.080%) Retail
Job Titles
1 531 (42.41%) Developer
2 196 (15.65%) C# Developer
3 94 (7.51%) Consultant
4 89 (7.11%) Support Engineer
5 88 (7.03%) Python Developer
6 83 (6.63%) Analyst
6 83 (6.63%) Java Developer
7 77 (6.15%) .NET Developer
8 73 (5.83%) Junior
9 67 (5.35%) Implementation Consultant
10 64 (5.11%) C++ Developer
10 64 (5.11%) Senior Developer
11 63 (5.03%) Technical Consultant
12 59 (4.71%) Junior Developer
13 57 (4.55%) Software Engineer
13 57 (4.55%) SQL Developer
14 56 (4.47%) Finance Manager
14 56 (4.47%) Technical Implementation Consultant
15 52 (4.15%) Applications Support
16 51 (4.07%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (20.85%) .NET
2 155 (12.38%) AngularJS
3 124 (9.90%) HTML
4 113 (9.03%) HTML5
5 110 (8.79%) J2EE
6 106 (8.47%) XML
7 92 (7.35%) CSS
8 89 (7.11%) Web Services
9 87 (6.95%) React
10 72 (5.75%) FIX Protocol
11 63 (5.03%) .NET Core
12 48 (3.83%) ASP.NET
13 38 (3.04%) WCF
14 37 (2.96%) CSS3
15 36 (2.88%) Vue.js
16 31 (2.48%) React Native
17 30 (2.40%) REST
18 29 (2.32%) WPF
19 23 (1.84%) LINQ
20 22 (1.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 394 (31.47%) Derivative
2 378 (30.19%) Fixed Income
3 342 (27.32%) Equities
4 277 (22.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 162 (12.94%) Greenfield Project
6 101 (8.07%) Algorithms
7 97 (7.75%) Equity Derivative
8 96 (7.67%) Data Structures
9 50 (3.99%) User Experience
10 47 (3.75%) Exotic Derivative
11 35 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (2.64%) Reference Data
13 19 (1.52%) Public Cloud
14 18 (1.44%) OTC Derivatives
15 16 (1.28%) Clustering
16 13 (1.04%) Management Information System
16 13 (1.04%) Replication
17 9 (0.72%) Data Centre
18 8 (0.64%) Credit Risk
18 8 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 185 (14.78%) Linux
2 142 (11.34%) Windows
3 73 (5.83%) Unix
4 62 (4.95%) Windows Server
5 35 (2.80%) Windows 10
6 25 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.16%) CentOS
9 2 (0.16%) Debian
9 2 (0.16%) Solaris
9 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.16%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.080%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (39.38%) Asset Management
2 350 (27.96%) Computer Science
3 347 (27.72%) Software Engineering
4 338 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
5 329 (26.28%) Investment Management
6 252 (20.13%) Mathematics
7 226 (18.05%) Fintech
8 170 (13.58%) Business Analysis
9 156 (12.46%) Mentoring
10 149 (11.90%) DevOps
11 121 (9.66%) Workflow
12 117 (9.35%) Wealth Management
13 114 (9.11%) Analytics
14 105 (8.39%) Microservices
15 102 (8.15%) Multithreading
16 86 (6.87%) SDLC
17 81 (6.47%) Performance Management
18 77 (6.15%) Fund Management
19 74 (5.91%) Physics
20 71 (5.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 550 (43.93%) SQL
2 486 (38.82%) C#
3 458 (36.58%) Python
4 413 (32.99%) Java
5 239 (19.09%) C++
6 189 (15.10%) JavaScript
7 86 (6.87%) Perl
8 82 (6.55%) PowerShell
9 81 (6.47%) R
10 65 (5.19%) Bash Shell
11 48 (3.83%) T-SQL
12 45 (3.59%) TypeScript
13 39 (3.12%) MATLAB
14 35 (2.80%) C
15 32 (2.56%) Ruby
16 26 (2.08%) ES6
17 23 (1.84%) VBA
18 20 (1.60%) Bourne shell
18 20 (1.60%) Korn
19 18 (1.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 199 (15.89%) Degree
2 77 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (1.76%) PhD
4 17 (1.36%) Master's Degree
5 13 (1.04%) MCSE
5 13 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (0.88%) MBA
7 9 (0.72%) CCNP
7 9 (0.72%) CFA
8 7 (0.56%) CCNA
9 6 (0.48%) MCSA
10 5 (0.40%) CCIE
10 5 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.24%) Novell Certification
12 3 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.080%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.080%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (0.080%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.11%) QA
2 11 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.64%) CRD IV
3 8 (0.64%) SLA
4 6 (0.48%) MiFID
5 3 (0.24%) EMIR
6 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 123 (9.82%) Docker
2 87 (6.95%) Active Directory
3 38 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.44%) vSphere
5 12 (0.96%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (0.64%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.16%) iptables
8 2 (0.16%) Lustre
9 1 (0.080%) Ceph
9 1 (0.080%) NFS
9 1 (0.080%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.080%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.080%) XenApp
9 1 (0.080%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 89 (7.11%) Kubernetes
2 58 (4.63%) Terraform
3 43 (3.43%) Ansible
4 38 (3.04%) SCCM
5 22 (1.76%) SCOM
6 19 (1.52%) Puppet
7 15 (1.20%) Control-M
7 15 (1.20%) SQL Sentry
8 14 (1.12%) PowerCLI
9 11 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.56%) Packer
11 5 (0.40%) Nagios
11 5 (0.40%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.32%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.32%) Icinga
12 4 (0.32%) WSUS
13 3 (0.24%) Grafana
13 3 (0.24%) Rundeck
13 3 (0.24%) Salt
13 3 (0.24%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 178 (14.22%) Oracle
2 169 (13.50%) Charles River
3 163 (13.02%) SimCorp
4 133 (10.62%) Calypso
5 110 (8.79%) Microsoft
6 103 (8.23%) Bloomberg
7 59 (4.71%) VMware
8 35 (2.80%) Reuters
9 32 (2.56%) ION Trading
10 31 (2.48%) Eze Castle Integration
11 28 (2.24%) Google
12 27 (2.16%) Tableau
13 25 (2.00%) Cisco
14 19 (1.52%) Eze Software Group
15 17 (1.36%) DevExpress
15 17 (1.36%) FXall
15 17 (1.36%) MarketAxess
15 17 (1.36%) Tradeweb
16 16 (1.28%) Linedata
16 16 (1.28%) Sybase