Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 287 352 420
Rank change year-on-year +65 +68 +8
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,413 1,362 1,259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 0.91% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.93% 2.30% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,297 1,231 941
UK median annual salary £92,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £55,000 £45,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £157,500 £120,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +73.33% -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 48,268 59,193 67,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.50% 39.57% 39.00%
Number of salaries quoted 37,008 44,958 51,848
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,436 £28,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +62 1,400 £95,000 +26.67% 116
London +48 1,382 £95,000 +26.67% 113
UK excluding London +87 25 £65,000 - 7
North of England +71 15 £65,000 -
North West +50 15 £65,000 -
Channel Islands - 4 £120,000 - 3
South West +21 2 £90,000 +20.00% 1
Scotland - 2 £87,500 -
South East +38 1 £35,000 -48.15% 1
Wales - 1 £87,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 993 (70.28%) Finance
2 719 (50.88%) Asset Management
3 693 (49.04%) Python
4 679 (48.05%) Front Office
5 672 (47.56%) Derivative
6 632 (44.73%) Fixed Income
7 599 (42.39%) Investment Management
8 588 (41.61%) SQL
9 575 (40.69%) Java
10 544 (38.50%) Equities
11 540 (38.22%) AWS
12 515 (36.45%) C#
13 463 (32.77%) Software Engineering
14 433 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
15 422 (29.87%) Web Services
16 392 (27.74%) C++
17 374 (26.47%) Banking
18 368 (26.04%) JavaScript
19 343 (24.27%) Computer Science
20 317 (22.43%) Analytics
20 317 (22.43%) Mentoring
21 311 (22.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 306 (21.66%) Azure
23 282 (19.96%) Bloomberg
24 245 (17.34%) GCP
25 228 (16.14%) .NET
25 228 (16.14%) J2EE
26 226 (15.99%) AngularJS
27 224 (15.85%) Performance Attribution
28 219 (15.50%) Artificial Intelligence

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 32 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.91%) MS Exchange
3 25 (1.77%) Apache
4 24 (1.70%) Tomcat
5 23 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
7 15 (1.06%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.57%) Jupyter
10 5 (0.35%) Confluence
10 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.28%) nginx
12 2 (0.14%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.14%) WildFly
Applications
1 35 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 149 (10.54%) Markit EDM
2 142 (10.05%) thinkFolio
3 98 (6.94%) FINCAD Analytics
4 88 (6.23%) Front Arena
5 78 (5.52%) Eagle PACE
6 76 (5.38%) PolarLake
7 32 (2.26%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.21%) LongView
9 1 (0.071%) Advent Geneva
9 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.071%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 540 (38.22%) AWS
2 306 (21.66%) Azure
3 245 (17.34%) GCP
4 65 (4.60%) Office 365
5 58 (4.10%) SaaS
6 53 (3.75%) Amazon ECS
7 47 (3.33%) Serverless
8 46 (3.26%) OpenShift
9 42 (2.97%) AWS Lambda
10 41 (2.90%) Amazon SQS
11 29 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
12 26 (1.84%) Amazon S3
13 19 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (0.78%) AWS Fargate
14 11 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.57%) AWS Step Functions
15 8 (0.57%) Power Platform
16 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
17 1 (0.071%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.98%) DNS
2 27 (1.91%) TCP/IP
3 23 (1.63%) WAN
4 22 (1.56%) LAN
5 17 (1.20%) DHCP
6 13 (0.92%) Firewall
7 9 (0.64%) VPN
8 8 (0.57%) Network Security
9 6 (0.42%) FTP
9 6 (0.42%) SAN
9 6 (0.42%) SSL
10 5 (0.35%) BGP
10 5 (0.35%) OSPF
10 5 (0.35%) SMTP
10 5 (0.35%) VoIP
11 4 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (0.28%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.21%) HTTP
12 3 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 116 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
3 96 (6.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 93 (6.58%) Amazon Athena
5 85 (6.02%) NoSQL
6 57 (4.03%) Relational Database
7 33 (2.34%) KDB
8 29 (2.05%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.84%) Amazon Redshift
10 25 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 23 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (1.42%) Big Data
14 19 (1.34%) MySQL
15 10 (0.71%) Amazon Aurora
16 9 (0.64%) Blockchain
16 9 (0.64%) Hadoop
16 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
16 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 82 (5.80%) Git (software)
2 75 (5.31%) Artifactory
3 47 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 40 (2.83%) GitLab
5 24 (1.70%) JIRA
6 17 (1.20%) Cucumber
7 15 (1.06%) Plastic SCM
7 15 (1.06%) TeamCity
8 14 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (0.71%) Gradle
10 8 (0.57%) SpecFlow
10 8 (0.57%) webpack
11 7 (0.50%) JUnit
11 7 (0.50%) Maven
12 6 (0.42%) MSTest
12 6 (0.42%) Rhino Mocks
13 5 (0.35%) NUnit
13 5 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.35%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.28%) Redmine
General
1 993 (70.28%) Finance
2 679 (48.05%) Front Office
3 374 (26.47%) Banking
4 145 (10.26%) Investment Banking
5 121 (8.56%) Back Office
6 46 (3.26%) French Language
7 44 (3.11%) German Language
7 44 (3.11%) Italian Language
7 44 (3.11%) Spanish Language
8 23 (1.63%) Marketing
9 20 (1.42%) Dutch Language
10 12 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.64%) Advertising
12 5 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.14%) Games
13 2 (0.14%) Retail
14 1 (0.071%) Legal
14 1 (0.071%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.071%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 519 (36.73%) Developer
2 215 (15.22%) C# Developer
3 127 (8.99%) Python Developer
4 121 (8.56%) Java Developer
5 102 (7.22%) Software Engineer
6 101 (7.15%) Data Manager
7 89 (6.30%) Junior
8 83 (5.87%) Support Engineer
9 79 (5.59%) Front Office Developer
9 79 (5.59%) Junior Developer
10 70 (4.95%) C++ Developer
11 67 (4.74%) Junior C# Developer
12 66 (4.67%) Graduate
13 64 (4.53%) Graduate Developer
14 63 (4.46%) Software Developer
15 58 (4.10%) .NET Developer
15 58 (4.10%) Analyst
16 57 (4.03%) Analytics Manager
16 57 (4.03%) Graduate C# Developer
17 56 (3.96%) Junior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 422 (29.87%) Web Services
2 228 (16.14%) .NET
2 228 (16.14%) J2EE
3 226 (15.99%) AngularJS
4 218 (15.43%) React
5 139 (9.84%) Node.js
6 113 (8.00%) HTML
7 99 (7.01%) CSS
8 90 (6.37%) HTML5
9 82 (5.80%) Vue.js
10 71 (5.02%) .NET Core
11 61 (4.32%) FIX Protocol
12 41 (2.90%) ASP.NET
13 39 (2.76%) Kafka
13 39 (2.76%) Redux
14 35 (2.48%) CSS3
15 33 (2.34%) Pandas
16 31 (2.19%) WCF
17 28 (1.98%) NumPy
18 26 (1.84%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 672 (47.56%) Derivative
2 632 (44.73%) Fixed Income
3 544 (38.50%) Equities
4 311 (22.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 199 (14.08%) Greenfield Project
6 170 (12.03%) Equity Derivative
7 130 (9.20%) Reference Data
8 118 (8.35%) Algorithms
9 96 (6.79%) Data Structures
10 89 (6.30%) Exotic Derivative
11 82 (5.80%) Blog
12 70 (4.95%) User Experience
13 59 (4.18%) Public Cloud
14 54 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (1.34%) Management Information System
16 16 (1.13%) OTC Derivatives
17 15 (1.06%) Reinsurance
18 11 (0.78%) Grid Computing
18 11 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
19 10 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 175 (12.38%) Linux
2 119 (8.42%) Windows
3 67 (4.74%) Unix
4 53 (3.75%) Windows Server
5 49 (3.47%) Windows 10
6 28 (1.98%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.57%) Android
9 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.071%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (50.88%) Asset Management
2 599 (42.39%) Investment Management
3 463 (32.77%) Software Engineering
4 433 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
5 343 (24.27%) Computer Science
6 317 (22.43%) Analytics
6 317 (22.43%) Mentoring
7 224 (15.85%) Performance Attribution
8 219 (15.50%) Artificial Intelligence
9 214 (15.15%) Mathematics
10 199 (14.08%) Fintech
10 199 (14.08%) Machine Learning
11 194 (13.73%) Decision-Making
12 189 (13.38%) Data Analytics
13 179 (12.67%) Business Analysis
14 178 (12.60%) Migration
15 164 (11.61%) DevOps
16 160 (11.32%) Portfolio Management
17 157 (11.11%) Performance Management
18 144 (10.19%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 693 (49.04%) Python
2 588 (41.61%) SQL
3 575 (40.69%) Java
4 515 (36.45%) C#
5 392 (27.74%) C++
6 368 (26.04%) JavaScript
7 202 (14.30%) R
8 105 (7.43%) Kotlin
9 71 (5.02%) PowerShell
10 50 (3.54%) Perl
11 45 (3.18%) Bash Shell
12 42 (2.97%) TypeScript
13 38 (2.69%) C
14 37 (2.62%) T-SQL
15 34 (2.41%) Ruby
16 30 (2.12%) MATLAB
17 24 (1.70%) Bourne shell
17 24 (1.70%) Korn
18 20 (1.42%) ES6
19 19 (1.34%) F#
Qualifications
1 190 (13.45%) Degree
2 78 (5.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (1.42%) Master's Degree
3 20 (1.42%) PhD
4 16 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (0.85%) MCSA
6 11 (0.78%) MCSE
7 6 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.35%) MCP
9 4 (0.28%) CCNA
9 4 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.21%) CCNP
10 3 (0.21%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.21%) MBA
10 3 (0.21%) OSCP
11 2 (0.14%) CCIE
11 2 (0.14%) CFA
11 2 (0.14%) CISM
12 1 (0.071%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.75%) Data Quality
2 45 (3.18%) QA
3 11 (0.78%) MiFID
4 4 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.28%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.14%) EMIR
System Software
1 171 (12.10%) Docker
2 86 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 43 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.91%) vSphere
5 5 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.21%) Lustre
7 2 (0.14%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.14%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.071%) Ceph
8 1 (0.071%) iptables
8 1 (0.071%) NFS
8 1 (0.071%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.071%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.071%) XenApp
8 1 (0.071%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 137 (9.70%) Kubernetes
2 62 (4.39%) Terraform
3 37 (2.62%) SCCM
4 29 (2.05%) Ansible
5 24 (1.70%) SCOM
6 22 (1.56%) PowerCLI
7 17 (1.20%) SQL Sentry
8 14 (0.99%) Puppet
9 9 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.28%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.28%) Icinga
10 4 (0.28%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.28%) Salt
10 4 (0.28%) WSUS
11 3 (0.21%) Control-M
12 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.14%) Packer
12 2 (0.14%) Perfmon
12 2 (0.14%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 282 (19.96%) Bloomberg
2 124 (8.78%) Charles River
3 119 (8.42%) SimCorp
4 118 (8.35%) Google
5 100 (7.08%) Microsoft
6 92 (6.51%) Calypso
6 92 (6.51%) Oracle
7 88 (6.23%) Reuters
8 56 (3.96%) VMware
9 51 (3.61%) ION Trading
10 45 (3.18%) Fidessa
11 42 (2.97%) Eze Castle Integration
12 38 (2.69%) Eze Software Group
13 30 (2.12%) FIS
13 30 (2.12%) Linedata
14 27 (1.91%) Cisco
15 21 (1.49%) FXall
15 21 (1.49%) MarketAxess
15 21 (1.49%) Tradeweb
16 19 (1.34%) Tableau