Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 383 403 337
Rank change year-on-year +20 -66 +47
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,391 1,306 1,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.77% 0.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.87% 1.81% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,148 1,123 1,656
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,625
90th Percentile £117,500 £110,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £43,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% -20.45% +29.41%

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 74,226 72,117 88,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.05% 42.59% 43.84%
Number of salaries quoted 57,835 58,085 71,255
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +6.42%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 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 +31 1,387 £70,000 - 167
London +12 1,350 £70,000 - 165
UK excluding London -46 37 £37,500 -14.29% 2
South East +8 32 £37,500 +25.00%
North of England +6 2 £70,000 +43.59%
South West -29 2 £72,500 +34.88%
North West -8 1 £75,000 +53.85%
Scotland -51 1 £65,000 +124.14%
North East - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 893 (64.20%) Finance
2 480 (34.51%) SQL
3 434 (31.20%) C#
4 393 (28.25%) Degree
5 370 (26.60%) Python
6 362 (26.02%) Java
7 338 (24.30%) Computer Science
8 329 (23.65%) Banking
9 307 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
10 286 (20.56%) Asset Management
11 271 (19.48%) SQL Server
12 263 (18.91%) Front Office
13 256 (18.40%) .NET
14 249 (17.90%) Windows
14 249 (17.90%) Fintech
15 233 (16.75%) Equities
16 212 (15.24%) Linux
17 192 (13.80%) C++
17 192 (13.80%) Mathematics
18 191 (13.73%) Fixed Income
19 184 (13.23%) Investment Management
20 175 (12.58%) Investment Banking
21 172 (12.37%) Software Engineering
22 167 (12.01%) Microsoft
23 166 (11.93%) JavaScript
24 160 (11.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 146 (10.50%) VMware
25 146 (10.50%) AngularJS
26 145 (10.42%) DevOps
26 145 (10.42%) Financial Institution

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 66 (4.74%) MS Exchange
2 56 (4.03%) Apache
3 45 (3.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 36 (2.59%) Apache Spark
4 36 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (2.23%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.51%) SharePoint
7 16 (1.15%) Confluence
8 14 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.22%) Ethereum
13 3 (0.22%) IIS
14 2 (0.14%) Skype for Business
15 1 (0.072%) Apache Qpid
15 1 (0.072%) DNN
15 1 (0.072%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 74 (5.32%) thinkFolio
2 32 (2.30%) Markit EDM
3 28 (2.01%) Front Arena
4 13 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.79%) Eagle PACE
6 10 (0.72%) Bloomberg AIM
7 6 (0.43%) LatentZero
8 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.29%) LongView
9 4 (0.29%) Workfront
10 3 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
10 3 (0.22%) Ripple
10 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.22%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.072%) Beauchamp
11 1 (0.072%) Orchestrade
11 1 (0.072%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 125 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.23%) SaaS
4 22 (1.58%) Office 365
5 14 (1.01%) GitHub
6 13 (0.93%) IaaS
7 12 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (0.58%) Serverless
10 7 (0.50%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.072%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.072%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.072%) npm
13 1 (0.072%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (6.18%) WAN
2 84 (6.04%) LAN
3 65 (4.67%) DNS
4 62 (4.46%) Firewall
5 55 (3.95%) DHCP
6 54 (3.88%) TCP/IP
6 54 (3.88%) VPN
7 37 (2.66%) Cisco IOS
8 21 (1.51%) Multicast
9 19 (1.37%) Internet
9 19 (1.37%) WebEx
10 17 (1.22%) FIX Connectivity
11 14 (1.01%) SAN
12 13 (0.93%) BGP
12 13 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (0.93%) IPsec
13 12 (0.86%) FTP
14 10 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (0.58%) Wireless
16 7 (0.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (19.48%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.89%) Big Data
3 63 (4.53%) Relational Database
4 46 (3.31%) MongoDB
5 42 (3.02%) MySQL
6 40 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (2.52%) NoSQL
8 32 (2.30%) Hadoop
9 30 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
11 24 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 16 (1.15%) SQLPlus
14 14 (1.01%) Data Lake
15 13 (0.93%) DB2
15 13 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.86%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (0.72%) MemSQL
17 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 58 (4.17%) Vagrant
2 57 (4.10%) Git (software)
3 33 (2.37%) JIRA
4 30 (2.16%) Jenkins
5 26 (1.87%) JUnit
5 26 (1.87%) Plastic SCM
6 23 (1.65%) Selenium
7 18 (1.29%) TeamCity
8 17 (1.22%) SpecFlow
9 16 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (1.01%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.79%) MSBuild
12 9 (0.65%) HP UFT
12 9 (0.65%) Mockito
12 9 (0.65%) NUnit
13 7 (0.50%) SonarQube
14 6 (0.43%) Maven
14 6 (0.43%) Phabricator
15 5 (0.36%) Subversion
16 4 (0.29%) TestComplete
General
1 893 (64.20%) Finance
2 329 (23.65%) Banking
3 263 (18.91%) Front Office
4 175 (12.58%) Investment Banking
5 145 (10.42%) Financial Institution
6 33 (2.37%) Back Office
7 32 (2.30%) French Language
7 32 (2.30%) Italian Language
8 29 (2.08%) German Language
9 28 (2.01%) Advertising
10 27 (1.94%) Games
10 27 (1.94%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.65%) Retail
12 8 (0.58%) Marketing
13 6 (0.43%) Prime Brokerage
14 4 (0.29%) Legal
14 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.22%) Automotive
15 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.14%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 545 (39.18%) Developer
2 242 (17.40%) C# Developer
3 175 (12.58%) Analyst
4 136 (9.78%) Java Developer
5 87 (6.25%) Applications Support
6 86 (6.18%) Support Engineer
7 84 (6.04%) Senior Developer
8 83 (5.97%) Python Developer
9 82 (5.90%) Junior
10 60 (4.31%) Junior Developer
11 55 (3.95%) Software Engineer
12 54 (3.88%) .NET Developer
12 54 (3.88%) Quantitative Developer
12 54 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
13 52 (3.74%) Support Analyst
14 48 (3.45%) Desktop Support
14 48 (3.45%) Software Developer
14 48 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
15 47 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
15 47 (3.38%) Java Developer - Fintech
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (18.40%) .NET
2 146 (10.50%) AngularJS
3 137 (9.85%) HTML
4 117 (8.41%) WPF
5 109 (7.84%) Web Services
6 108 (7.76%) React
7 97 (6.97%) FIX Protocol
8 96 (6.90%) ASP.NET
9 88 (6.33%) CSS
10 79 (5.68%) HTML5
11 72 (5.18%) WCF
12 67 (4.82%) J2EE
13 51 (3.67%) J2SE
14 50 (3.59%) .NET Framework
15 49 (3.52%) LINQ
16 44 (3.16%) jQuery
17 43 (3.09%) Spring
18 42 (3.02%) Node.js
19 41 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
20 36 (2.59%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 338 (24.30%) Computer Science
2 249 (17.90%) Fintech
3 233 (16.75%) Equities
4 191 (13.73%) Fixed Income
5 160 (11.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 143 (10.28%) Derivative
7 99 (7.12%) Greenfield Project
8 83 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
9 75 (5.39%) Algorithms
10 62 (4.46%) Data Centre
11 57 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
12 51 (3.67%) Blackberry
13 44 (3.16%) Data Structures
14 37 (2.66%) Market Risk
15 33 (2.37%) Cyberthreat
15 33 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
16 28 (2.01%) Management Information System
16 28 (2.01%) User Experience
17 20 (1.44%) OTC Derivatives
18 17 (1.22%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 249 (17.90%) Windows
2 212 (15.24%) Linux
3 84 (6.04%) Unix
3 84 (6.04%) Windows Server
4 57 (4.10%) Windows 10
5 53 (3.81%) Windows 7
6 46 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (2.88%) Android
9 22 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (1.37%) CentOS
11 13 (0.93%) Debian
12 8 (0.58%) Solaris
13 7 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.43%) Fedora
14 6 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.22%) BlackBerry OS
15 3 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (20.56%) Asset Management
3 192 (13.80%) Mathematics
4 184 (13.23%) Investment Management
5 172 (12.37%) Software Engineering
6 145 (10.42%) DevOps
7 142 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
8 127 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
9 125 (8.99%) TDD
10 114 (8.20%) Scrum
11 109 (7.84%) OO
12 105 (7.55%) Low Latency
13 104 (7.48%) Multithreading
14 103 (7.40%) Microservices
15 96 (6.90%) Risk Management
16 95 (6.83%) Open Source
17 94 (6.76%) Test Automation
18 93 (6.69%) Portfolio Management
19 92 (6.61%) Physics
20 74 (5.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 480 (34.51%) SQL
2 434 (31.20%) C#
3 370 (26.60%) Python
4 362 (26.02%) Java
5 192 (13.80%) C++
6 166 (11.93%) JavaScript
7 112 (8.05%) PowerShell
8 100 (7.19%) Perl
9 76 (5.46%) Bash Shell
10 61 (4.39%) Scala
11 58 (4.17%) Ruby
12 47 (3.38%) T-SQL
13 45 (3.24%) R
14 44 (3.16%) Java 8
15 34 (2.44%) MATLAB
16 29 (2.08%) Bourne shell
16 29 (2.08%) Korn
17 27 (1.94%) VBA
18 23 (1.65%) C
19 21 (1.51%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 393 (28.25%) Degree
2 77 (5.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (3.38%) Numerate Degree
4 36 (2.59%) PhD
5 31 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (1.80%) Master's Degree
7 15 (1.08%) CCNA
7 15 (1.08%) CCNP
8 13 (0.93%) CFA
9 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.43%) MCITP
10 6 (0.43%) MCP
11 4 (0.29%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.22%) CCIE
12 3 (0.22%) GSEC
12 3 (0.22%) MBA
12 3 (0.22%) MCSE
13 2 (0.14%) CISSP
13 2 (0.14%) ISEB
13 2 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.88%) QA
2 17 (1.22%) MiFID
3 6 (0.43%) SLA
4 4 (0.29%) GDPR
5 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.14%) BS7799
6 2 (0.14%) EMIR
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.072%) PMO
System Software
1 138 (9.92%) Active Directory
2 123 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (6.33%) Docker
4 26 (1.87%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.15%) XenApp
6 12 (0.86%) MetaFrame
7 9 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.58%) NFS
8 8 (0.58%) XenServer
9 7 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.43%) vSphere
11 5 (0.36%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.29%) iptables
12 4 (0.29%) Samba
12 4 (0.29%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 58 (4.17%) Terraform
2 39 (2.80%) SCCM
3 37 (2.66%) AirWatch
4 22 (1.58%) Ansible
5 20 (1.44%) Puppet
6 17 (1.22%) Control-M
7 16 (1.15%) Kubernetes
8 13 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.58%) Backup Exec
9 8 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.43%) HP Fortify
10 6 (0.43%) XenMobile
11 5 (0.36%) Salt
11 5 (0.36%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.29%) Grafana
12 4 (0.29%) Mesos
12 4 (0.29%) Perfmon
12 4 (0.29%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.29%) systemd
13 3 (0.22%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 167 (12.01%) Microsoft
2 146 (10.50%) VMware
3 135 (9.71%) Oracle
4 115 (8.27%) Bloomberg
5 104 (7.48%) Cisco
6 85 (6.11%) Reuters
7 57 (4.10%) Charles River
8 54 (3.88%) NetApp
9 44 (3.16%) Citrix
10 41 (2.95%) Calypso
11 40 (2.88%) FXall
11 40 (2.88%) Sybase
12 34 (2.44%) Nimble Storage
13 33 (2.37%) MarketAxess
13 33 (2.37%) Tradeweb
14 32 (2.30%) SimCorp
15 30 (2.16%) Juniper
15 30 (2.16%) Red Hat
16 25 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
16 25 (1.80%) ServiceNow