Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 354 424 430
Rank change year-on-year +70 +6 -93
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,393 1,334 1,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.75% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.10% 1.82% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,248 990 1,158
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £47,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £102,500 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £31,750 £57,500
% change year-on-year +81.10% -44.78% -14.81%

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 66,379 73,481 73,333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 41.12% 39.62%
Number of salaries quoted 50,873 55,678 60,030
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,714 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.35% +0.50% -

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +58 1,380 £75,000 +7.14% 152
London +41 1,363 £75,000 +7.14% 150
UK excluding London -37 18 £57,500 +81.10% 2
South East -48 13 £57,500 +187.50%
North of England +30 3 £65,000 +44.44%
North West +29 3 £65,000 -13.33%
South West +15 1 £75,000 +50.00% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 924 (66.33%) Finance
2 631 (45.30%) SQL
3 521 (37.40%) C#
4 510 (36.61%) Python
5 438 (31.44%) Java
6 406 (29.15%) Banking
7 380 (27.28%) Asset Management
8 365 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
9 338 (24.26%) Front Office
10 331 (23.76%) Degree
11 324 (23.26%) Windows
12 315 (22.61%) Amazon AWS
13 312 (22.40%) Equities
14 301 (21.61%) Computer Science
15 291 (20.89%) Fixed Income
16 283 (20.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 281 (20.17%) Linux
18 278 (19.96%) SQL Server
19 262 (18.81%) Derivative
20 253 (18.16%) .NET
21 249 (17.88%) Investment Management
22 247 (17.73%) Software Engineering
23 242 (17.37%) C++
23 242 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
24 205 (14.72%) Fintech
25 189 (13.57%) DevOps
26 181 (12.99%) Investment Banking
27 167 (11.99%) JavaScript
28 165 (11.84%) PowerShell
29 153 (10.98%) Perl

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 85 (6.10%) MS Exchange
2 47 (3.37%) Apache
3 42 (3.02%) Tomcat
4 39 (2.80%) Oracle Workflow
5 37 (2.66%) SharePoint
6 19 (1.36%) Confluence
7 16 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.43%) Jupyter
12 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.36%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.29%) Ethereum
13 4 (0.29%) nginx
14 3 (0.22%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.22%) IIS
15 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 98 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 110 (7.90%) thinkFolio
2 61 (4.38%) Markit EDM
3 56 (4.02%) Front Arena
4 11 (0.79%) Eagle PACE
5 7 (0.50%) Distributed Ledger
6 6 (0.43%) LatentZero
7 5 (0.36%) LongView
8 4 (0.29%) Bloomberg AIM
8 4 (0.29%) Ripple
9 2 (0.14%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
9 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.072%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 315 (22.61%) Amazon AWS
2 242 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (7.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 94 (6.75%) Office 365
5 74 (5.31%) SaaS
6 15 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.08%) GitHub
7 6 (0.43%) Basecamp
7 6 (0.43%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.36%) IaaS
9 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.29%) Serverless
10 2 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.14%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.09%) Firewall
2 50 (3.59%) TCP/IP
3 47 (3.37%) SAN
4 35 (2.51%) WAN
5 34 (2.44%) DNS
5 34 (2.44%) WebEx
6 27 (1.94%) VPN
7 22 (1.58%) DHCP
8 21 (1.51%) LAN
9 18 (1.29%) BGP
9 18 (1.29%) Multicast
9 18 (1.29%) VLAN
10 17 (1.22%) OSPF
11 13 (0.93%) FIX Connectivity
12 12 (0.86%) HTTP
12 12 (0.86%) Network Security
12 12 (0.86%) Wireless
13 11 (0.79%) Internet
13 11 (0.79%) VoIP
14 10 (0.72%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (19.96%) SQL Server
2 81 (5.81%) NoSQL
3 78 (5.60%) Big Data
4 67 (4.81%) Relational Database
5 41 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 33 (2.37%) MySQL
7 32 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (2.23%) Crystal Reports
9 25 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (1.58%) Blockchain
11 21 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
12 18 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (1.22%) Hadoop
14 13 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.65%) RDBMS
17 7 (0.50%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.50%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 74 (5.31%) JIRA
2 71 (5.10%) Git (software)
3 69 (4.95%) Jenkins
4 30 (2.15%) Maven
5 28 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (1.72%) TeamCity
7 20 (1.44%) Artifactory
8 17 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (1.08%) Vagrant
10 13 (0.93%) NUnit
10 13 (0.93%) SpecFlow
11 11 (0.79%) MSBuild
11 11 (0.79%) WinDbg
12 10 (0.72%) Plastic SCM
13 9 (0.65%) Subversion
14 8 (0.57%) Moq
14 8 (0.57%) Selenium
14 8 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.50%) Mockito
General
1 924 (66.33%) Finance
2 406 (29.15%) Banking
3 338 (24.26%) Front Office
4 181 (12.99%) Investment Banking
5 86 (6.17%) Financial Institution
6 71 (5.10%) Back Office
7 42 (3.02%) French Language
8 40 (2.87%) German Language
8 40 (2.87%) Italian Language
9 34 (2.44%) Spanish Language
10 29 (2.08%) Legal
11 24 (1.72%) Law
12 10 (0.72%) Games
13 9 (0.65%) Advertising
13 9 (0.65%) Prime Brokerage
14 8 (0.57%) Telecoms
15 5 (0.36%) Marketing
16 2 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
16 2 (0.14%) Retail
16 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 564 (40.49%) Developer
2 222 (15.94%) C# Developer
3 165 (11.84%) Analyst
4 131 (9.40%) Java Developer
5 128 (9.19%) Python Developer
6 123 (8.83%) Applications Support
7 107 (7.68%) Support Engineer
8 86 (6.17%) Senior Developer
8 86 (6.17%) Software Engineer
9 78 (5.60%) Support Analyst
10 73 (5.24%) Junior
10 73 (5.24%) SQL Developer
11 71 (5.10%) Applications Engineer
12 62 (4.45%) Applications Support Engineer
13 59 (4.24%) Junior Developer
14 58 (4.16%) Quantitative Developer
15 55 (3.95%) Lead Developer
16 48 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
16 48 (3.45%) Java Engineer
16 48 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (18.16%) .NET
2 128 (9.19%) AngularJS
3 127 (9.12%) React
4 112 (8.04%) FIX Protocol
5 90 (6.46%) CSS
6 83 (5.96%) Web Services
7 82 (5.89%) HTML
8 72 (5.17%) ASP.NET
9 58 (4.16%) XML
10 55 (3.95%) WebSockets
11 52 (3.73%) J2EE
12 51 (3.66%) WPF
13 50 (3.59%) SignalR
14 38 (2.73%) WCF
15 37 (2.66%) Spring
16 34 (2.44%) HTML5
17 32 (2.30%) RESTful
18 31 (2.23%) Natural Language Processing
18 31 (2.23%) Redux
19 30 (2.15%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 312 (22.40%) Equities
2 291 (20.89%) Fixed Income
3 283 (20.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 262 (18.81%) Derivative
5 205 (14.72%) Fintech
6 138 (9.91%) Greenfield Project
7 136 (9.76%) Algorithms
8 110 (7.90%) Data Structures
9 90 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
10 51 (3.66%) Data Centre
10 51 (3.66%) User Experience
11 41 (2.94%) Management Information System
12 31 (2.23%) Public Cloud
13 28 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
14 27 (1.94%) OTC Derivatives
15 16 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
16 15 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
17 10 (0.72%) Clustering
17 10 (0.72%) Credit Derivative
17 10 (0.72%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 324 (23.26%) Windows
2 281 (20.17%) Linux
3 108 (7.75%) Unix
4 90 (6.46%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.37%) CentOS
6 31 (2.23%) Fedora
7 28 (2.01%) Ubuntu
8 26 (1.87%) SUSE
9 25 (1.79%) Windows 7
10 24 (1.72%) Windows 10
11 22 (1.58%) Solaris
12 10 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.65%) Android
14 7 (0.50%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.43%) AIX
15 6 (0.43%) HPUX
16 4 (0.29%) Debian
17 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (27.28%) Asset Management
2 365 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (21.61%) Computer Science
4 249 (17.88%) Investment Management
5 247 (17.73%) Software Engineering
6 189 (13.57%) DevOps
7 150 (10.77%) Mathematics
8 113 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
9 108 (7.75%) OO
10 104 (7.47%) Analytics
11 101 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
11 101 (7.25%) TDD
12 100 (7.18%) Wealth Management
13 93 (6.68%) Microservices
14 92 (6.60%) Fund Management
15 84 (6.03%) Physics
16 81 (5.81%) Algorithmic Trading
17 79 (5.67%) Mentoring
18 78 (5.60%) Portfolio Management
19 75 (5.38%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 631 (45.30%) SQL
2 521 (37.40%) C#
3 510 (36.61%) Python
4 438 (31.44%) Java
5 242 (17.37%) C++
6 167 (11.99%) JavaScript
7 165 (11.84%) PowerShell
8 153 (10.98%) Perl
9 94 (6.75%) Bash Shell
10 78 (5.60%) Ruby
11 74 (5.31%) R
12 61 (4.38%) Bourne shell
12 61 (4.38%) Korn
13 49 (3.52%) Scala
14 48 (3.45%) MATLAB
15 41 (2.94%) C
16 30 (2.15%) T-SQL
17 24 (1.72%) Kotlin
18 22 (1.58%) Go
19 17 (1.22%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 331 (23.76%) Degree
2 93 (6.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 59 (4.24%) PhD
4 40 (2.87%) Numerate Degree
5 19 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (1.15%) CCNP
7 11 (0.79%) MOS
8 8 (0.57%) A+ Certification
8 8 (0.57%) MCP
8 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.50%) CEH
9 7 (0.50%) CISSP
10 6 (0.43%) MCSA
11 5 (0.36%) CBAP
11 5 (0.36%) CCNA
11 5 (0.36%) EMCISA
11 5 (0.36%) EMCSA
11 5 (0.36%) VCP5
11 5 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.45%) QA
2 30 (2.15%) PMO
3 9 (0.65%) SLA
4 7 (0.50%) MiFID
5 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.072%) COBIT
6 1 (0.072%) EMIR
6 1 (0.072%) GDPR
System Software
1 120 (8.61%) Active Directory
2 83 (5.96%) Docker
3 62 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
4 23 (1.65%) vSphere
5 9 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (0.57%) iptables
6 8 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.22%) XenApp
9 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.072%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.072%) NFS
10 1 (0.072%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.072%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.072%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.072%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 76 (5.46%) Ansible
2 58 (4.16%) Puppet
3 46 (3.30%) SCCM
4 38 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (2.58%) Kubernetes
6 28 (2.01%) Terraform
7 19 (1.36%) Nagios
7 19 (1.36%) Salt
8 17 (1.22%) Prometheus
9 14 (1.01%) ZABBIX
10 11 (0.79%) Perfmon
10 11 (0.79%) SCOM
11 10 (0.72%) AirWatch
11 10 (0.72%) Icinga
12 6 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.43%) Kibana
12 6 (0.43%) WSUS
13 5 (0.36%) Control-M
13 5 (0.36%) PowerCLI
14 4 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 148 (10.62%) Microsoft
2 139 (9.98%) Oracle
3 96 (6.89%) Google
4 94 (6.75%) Charles River
5 91 (6.53%) Bloomberg
6 87 (6.25%) Reuters
7 70 (5.03%) VMware
8 64 (4.59%) SimCorp
9 62 (4.45%) Calypso
10 51 (3.66%) FXall
11 50 (3.59%) MarketAxess
11 50 (3.59%) Tradeweb
12 48 (3.45%) Citrix
13 44 (3.16%) NetApp
14 41 (2.94%) Red Hat
15 39 (2.80%) Cisco
16 21 (1.51%) ION Trading
17 20 (1.44%) Eze Software Group
17 20 (1.44%) SolarWinds
18 19 (1.36%) EMC