Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 369 363 421
Rank change year-on-year -6 +58 -60
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,224 1,517 1,352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.87% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.14% 2.21% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,101 1,298 1,099
UK median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% - -
10th Percentile £48,750 £38,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £117,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +73.33% -11.76% -22.73%

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 57,313 68,623 70,603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.24% 39.20% 39.82%
Number of salaries quoted 42,993 52,569 54,525
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,431
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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 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 -2 1,207 £77,500 +10.71% 165
London -2 1,178 £80,000 +14.29% 160
UK excluding London +87 43 £65,000 +73.33% 6
North of England +35 25 £65,000 - 1
North West - 25 £65,000 -
Scotland +19 12 £87,500 +34.62%
South West +10 4 - -
East of England - 4 £60,000 -
Channel Islands +8 2 £30,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 845 (69.04%) Finance
2 554 (45.26%) SQL
3 499 (40.77%) C#
4 457 (37.34%) Asset Management
5 402 (32.84%) Derivative
6 399 (32.60%) Python
7 380 (31.05%) Java
8 378 (30.88%) Fixed Income
9 352 (28.76%) Front Office
10 351 (28.68%) Software Engineering
11 347 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
12 323 (26.39%) Equities
13 319 (26.06%) .NET
14 316 (25.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 309 (25.25%) Banking
16 299 (24.43%) Investment Management
17 277 (22.63%) Computer Science
18 265 (21.65%) SQL Server
19 226 (18.46%) Oracle
20 211 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
21 205 (16.75%) Mathematics
22 203 (16.58%) Fintech
23 188 (15.36%) Workflow
24 184 (15.03%) C++
25 178 (14.54%) JavaScript
25 178 (14.54%) Linux
26 172 (14.05%) XML
27 171 (13.97%) AngularJS
28 161 (13.15%) Degree
29 157 (12.83%) Oracle Workflow

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
1 157 (12.83%) Oracle Workflow
2 39 (3.19%) MS Exchange
3 31 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 27 (2.21%) Tomcat
5 26 (2.12%) Apache
5 26 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (1.47%) Jupyter
8 16 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.06%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.74%) WildFly
11 7 (0.57%) Camunda
12 6 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.41%) IIS
14 4 (0.33%) MQSeries
15 3 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
16 2 (0.16%) Confluence
17 1 (0.082%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.16%) InVision
4 2 (0.16%) Sketch
4 2 (0.16%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 128 (10.46%) thinkFolio
2 96 (7.84%) Front Arena
2 96 (7.84%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.65%) Eze OMS
4 6 (0.49%) LatentZero
4 6 (0.49%) LongView
5 5 (0.41%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.16%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.082%) Beauchamp
7 1 (0.082%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.082%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 211 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (4.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 51 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
4 51 (4.17%) Serverless
5 49 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
6 48 (3.92%) Amazon ECS
6 48 (3.92%) Office 365
7 41 (3.35%) CloudFront
8 33 (2.70%) SaaS
9 22 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (0.98%) Power Platform
11 10 (0.82%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.82%) IaaS
12 9 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Flow
14 6 (0.49%) PaaS
14 6 (0.49%) Route 53
14 6 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.25%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.35%) TCP/IP
2 31 (2.53%) DNS
2 31 (2.53%) WAN
3 29 (2.37%) Firewall
4 21 (1.72%) FIX Connectivity
5 19 (1.55%) LAN
6 16 (1.31%) SAN
7 12 (0.98%) DHCP
8 9 (0.74%) VPN
9 8 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (0.65%) VLAN
10 6 (0.49%) BGP
10 6 (0.49%) FTP
10 6 (0.49%) OSPF
11 5 (0.41%) Internet
11 5 (0.41%) MPLS
11 5 (0.41%) Multicast
11 5 (0.41%) Wireless
12 4 (0.33%) HTTP
12 4 (0.33%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.33%) Relational Database
3 41 (3.35%) Big Data
4 40 (3.27%) MongoDB
4 40 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 35 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 30 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (2.12%) Crystal Reports
9 26 (2.12%) SQL Server 2014
10 25 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 24 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (1.47%) Hadoop
14 17 (1.39%) MySQL
15 16 (1.31%) Amazon Aurora
16 15 (1.23%) Blockchain
16 15 (1.23%) KDB
16 15 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 65 (5.31%) Jenkins
2 56 (4.58%) Git (software)
3 43 (3.51%) GitLab
4 35 (2.86%) JIRA
5 27 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (2.12%) Artifactory
7 16 (1.31%) Cucumber
8 14 (1.14%) Maven
9 12 (0.98%) JUnit
10 11 (0.90%) Bitbucket
10 11 (0.90%) SpecFlow
11 10 (0.82%) Subversion
12 9 (0.74%) Gradle
12 9 (0.74%) SonarQube
12 9 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (0.65%) NUnit
13 8 (0.65%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.57%) Moq
14 7 (0.57%) MSTest
General
1 845 (69.04%) Finance
2 352 (28.76%) Front Office
3 309 (25.25%) Banking
4 80 (6.54%) French Language
4 80 (6.54%) German Language
4 80 (6.54%) Investment Banking
4 80 (6.54%) Italian Language
4 80 (6.54%) Spanish Language
5 54 (4.41%) Dutch Language
6 49 (4.00%) Financial Institution
7 40 (3.27%) Back Office
8 7 (0.57%) Prime Brokerage
9 6 (0.49%) Marketing
9 6 (0.49%) Retail
10 3 (0.25%) Games
10 3 (0.25%) Law
10 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.16%) Legal
12 1 (0.082%) Advertising
12 1 (0.082%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 511 (41.75%) Developer
2 186 (15.20%) C# Developer
3 129 (10.54%) Consultant
4 106 (8.66%) Java Developer
5 89 (7.27%) Analyst
6 82 (6.70%) Implementation Consultant
7 74 (6.05%) Python Developer
8 72 (5.88%) Support Engineer
9 71 (5.80%) .NET Developer
10 64 (5.23%) C++ Developer
10 64 (5.23%) Technical Consultant
11 63 (5.15%) Java Consultant
12 62 (5.07%) Senior Developer
13 58 (4.74%) SQL Developer
14 57 (4.66%) Junior
15 54 (4.41%) Software Engineer
16 51 (4.17%) Finance Manager
17 45 (3.68%) Development Manager
18 43 (3.51%) Junior Developer
19 42 (3.43%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (26.06%) .NET
2 172 (14.05%) XML
3 171 (13.97%) AngularJS
4 118 (9.64%) React
5 105 (8.58%) HTML
6 96 (7.84%) J2EE
7 95 (7.76%) ASP.NET
8 90 (7.35%) FIX Protocol
9 83 (6.78%) HTML5
10 75 (6.13%) CSS
11 57 (4.66%) WPF
12 53 (4.33%) ASP.NET Web API
13 46 (3.76%) .NET Core
14 43 (3.51%) Spring
15 40 (3.27%) WebSockets
16 36 (2.94%) CSS3
17 35 (2.86%) Vue.js
18 34 (2.78%) SignalR
19 33 (2.70%) REST
20 32 (2.61%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 402 (32.84%) Derivative
2 378 (30.88%) Fixed Income
3 323 (26.39%) Equities
4 316 (25.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 137 (11.19%) Greenfield Project
6 102 (8.33%) Algorithms
6 102 (8.33%) Data Structures
7 52 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
8 48 (3.92%) OTC Derivatives
9 47 (3.84%) User Experience
10 39 (3.19%) Equity Derivative
11 24 (1.96%) Data Centre
12 20 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
13 19 (1.55%) Clustering
13 19 (1.55%) Exotic Derivative
14 18 (1.47%) Replication
15 17 (1.39%) Cloud Native
16 16 (1.31%) Blog
17 14 (1.14%) Market Risk
18 12 (0.98%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 178 (14.54%) Linux
2 152 (12.42%) Windows
3 83 (6.78%) Unix
4 75 (6.13%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.63%) CentOS
6 18 (1.47%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.82%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.65%) Solaris
12 5 (0.41%) Fedora
12 5 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.33%) Android
14 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.16%) Debian
15 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (37.34%) Asset Management
2 351 (28.68%) Software Engineering
3 347 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
4 299 (24.43%) Investment Management
5 277 (22.63%) Computer Science
6 205 (16.75%) Mathematics
7 203 (16.58%) Fintech
8 188 (15.36%) Workflow
9 155 (12.66%) DevOps
10 133 (10.87%) Business Analysis
11 119 (9.72%) Mentoring
11 119 (9.72%) Wealth Management
12 112 (9.15%) Microservices
13 108 (8.82%) Fund Management
14 91 (7.43%) Physics
15 88 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
16 82 (6.70%) Analytics
17 81 (6.62%) Multithreading
18 77 (6.29%) Portfolio Management
19 64 (5.23%) OO
Programming Languages
1 554 (45.26%) SQL
2 499 (40.77%) C#
3 399 (32.60%) Python
4 380 (31.05%) Java
5 184 (15.03%) C++
6 178 (14.54%) JavaScript
7 103 (8.42%) Perl
8 93 (7.60%) Bash Shell
9 88 (7.19%) PowerShell
10 69 (5.64%) R
11 55 (4.49%) PL/SQL
12 34 (2.78%) MATLAB
12 34 (2.78%) TypeScript
13 30 (2.45%) Ruby
13 30 (2.45%) T-SQL
14 27 (2.21%) VBA
15 18 (1.47%) Java 8
16 16 (1.31%) ES6
17 14 (1.14%) C
18 12 (0.98%) F#
Qualifications
1 161 (13.15%) Degree
2 47 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (2.70%) PhD
4 14 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.06%) CFA
6 12 (0.98%) Master's Degree
7 9 (0.74%) CCNP
8 8 (0.65%) MBA
9 7 (0.57%) CCNA
10 6 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.41%) CCIE
11 5 (0.41%) MCSE
12 4 (0.33%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.25%) Novell Certification
14 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.082%) CCSA
15 1 (0.082%) CCSE
15 1 (0.082%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.07%) QA
2 12 (0.98%) CRD IV
3 11 (0.90%) SLA
4 6 (0.49%) EMIR
4 6 (0.49%) MiFID
5 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 127 (10.38%) Docker
2 74 (6.05%) Active Directory
3 60 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 19 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
5 17 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.39%) VMware NSX
6 15 (1.23%) vSphere
7 6 (0.49%) XenApp
7 6 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.082%) iptables
11 1 (0.082%) NFS
11 1 (0.082%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.082%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 58 (4.74%) Ansible
2 57 (4.66%) Kubernetes
3 43 (3.51%) Terraform
4 42 (3.43%) SCCM
5 31 (2.53%) Nagios
6 27 (2.21%) Puppet
7 26 (2.12%) SCOM
8 24 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (1.88%) Icinga
10 21 (1.72%) ZABBIX
11 17 (1.39%) Control-M
12 11 (0.90%) Salt
13 8 (0.65%) Rundeck
14 6 (0.49%) Grafana
14 6 (0.49%) Packer
15 5 (0.41%) AirWatch
16 4 (0.33%) Prometheus
17 3 (0.25%) NetBackup
17 3 (0.25%) PowerCLI
17 3 (0.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 226 (18.46%) Oracle
2 109 (8.91%) Charles River
3 108 (8.82%) Calypso
4 101 (8.25%) SimCorp
5 98 (8.01%) Microsoft
6 77 (6.29%) VMware
7 54 (4.41%) Bloomberg
8 46 (3.76%) Reuters
9 42 (3.43%) Google
10 41 (3.35%) DevExpress
11 30 (2.45%) Cisco
12 29 (2.37%) Tableau
13 26 (2.12%) Citrix
13 26 (2.12%) Eze Software Group
13 26 (2.12%) FXall
13 26 (2.12%) ION Trading
13 26 (2.12%) MarketAxess
13 26 (2.12%) Tradeweb
14 25 (2.04%) SolarWinds
15 16 (1.31%) Rackspace