Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 365 372
Rank change year-on-year -50 +7 +3
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1318 1689 1899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.85% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.74% 2.05% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1025 1506 1622
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £33,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% -18.52% +58.82%

Hedge funds is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75737 82334 89475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.79% 41.66% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 57807 67354 71262
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 August 2017.

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 18 August 2017. 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 -56 1292 £70,000 - 104
London -39 1234 £70,000 - 96
UK excluding London +52 76 £50,000 -9.09% 9
South East +58 42 £25,000 -56.52% 6
Scotland +33 18 £31,500 -47.50% 1
South West - 15 £51,250 -
North of England - 3 £47,500 -
North West - 3 £47,500 -
Midlands +36 1 £60,000 +26.32%
West Midlands - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT jobs citing Hedge funds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 791 (60.02%) Finance
2 396 (30.05%) SQL
3 380 (28.83%) C#
4 371 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
5 345 (26.18%) Windows
5 345 (26.18%) Degree
6 314 (23.82%) Computer Science
7 249 (18.89%) .NET
8 248 (18.82%) SQL Server
9 240 (18.21%) Microsoft
10 239 (18.13%) Python
11 212 (16.08%) Banking
12 203 (15.40%) Java
13 194 (14.72%) Linux
14 178 (13.51%) Active Directory
15 173 (13.13%) Asset Management
16 164 (12.44%) VMware
17 159 (12.06%) PowerShell
18 152 (11.53%) JavaScript
19 146 (11.08%) TDD
20 143 (10.85%) Investment Management
21 141 (10.70%) Multithreading
22 139 (10.55%) C++
22 139 (10.55%) OO
22 139 (10.55%) MS Exchange
23 136 (10.32%) Mathematics
24 135 (10.24%) Front Office
25 132 (10.02%) WPF
26 125 (9.48%) Financial Institution
27 123 (9.33%) Windows Server

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
1 139 (10.55%) MS Exchange
2 49 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 30 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 23 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.91%) Apache Spark
7 11 (0.83%) Apache
8 9 (0.68%) IIS
9 7 (0.53%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.30%) Foswiki
12 4 (0.30%) WordPress
13 3 (0.23%) Confluence
14 1 (0.076%) JBoss
14 1 (0.076%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.076%) OpenStack
Applications
1 53 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (2.96%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.99%) Stata
5 11 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.38%) EViews
7 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.076%) Maple
8 1 (0.076%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (2.28%) thinkFolio
2 27 (2.05%) Markit EDM
3 26 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.38%) Bloomberg AIM
5 3 (0.23%) Front Arena
5 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.15%) Advent Geneva
6 2 (0.15%) Eikon
6 2 (0.15%) Orchestrade
6 2 (0.15%) Summit
7 1 (0.076%) Aligne
7 1 (0.076%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.076%) Endur
7 1 (0.076%) OpenLink RightAngle
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.87%) GitHub
2 44 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.44%) Office 365
5 10 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.61%) IaaS
6 8 (0.61%) PaaS
7 7 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.53%) Google App Engine
7 7 (0.53%) SaaS
8 6 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.38%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.23%) Bluemix
11 3 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.076%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 68 (5.16%) TCP/IP
2 67 (5.08%) SAN
3 58 (4.40%) DNS
4 57 (4.32%) VPN
5 54 (4.10%) WAN
6 50 (3.79%) Firewall
7 49 (3.72%) DHCP
7 49 (3.72%) LAN
8 28 (2.12%) HTTP
9 26 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
10 22 (1.67%) BGP
10 22 (1.67%) Multicast
11 18 (1.37%) Network Security
12 16 (1.21%) NetScaler
13 12 (0.91%) VLAN
13 12 (0.91%) Wireless
14 11 (0.83%) OSPF
15 8 (0.61%) Kerberos
15 8 (0.61%) NAS
16 7 (0.53%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 92 (6.98%) MongoDB
3 86 (6.53%) NoSQL
4 44 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (2.35%) MySQL
6 31 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (2.12%) Relational Database
8 20 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (1.44%) Big Data
10 14 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (0.91%) KDB
12 11 (0.83%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.68%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.61%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.53%) MS Access
15 7 (0.53%) SAP HANA
15 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 58 (4.40%) Git (software)
2 56 (4.25%) JIRA
3 44 (3.34%) TeamCity
4 29 (2.20%) Jenkins
5 17 (1.29%) Mercurial
6 12 (0.91%) JUnit
7 10 (0.76%) Maven
8 7 (0.53%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.53%) Moq
8 7 (0.53%) NUnit
9 6 (0.46%) Gerrit
10 5 (0.38%) Mockito
10 5 (0.38%) MSTest
11 4 (0.30%) Ant
11 4 (0.30%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.30%) Phabricator
11 4 (0.30%) Selenium
11 4 (0.30%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 791 (60.02%) Finance
2 212 (16.08%) Banking
3 135 (10.24%) Front Office
4 125 (9.48%) Financial Institution
5 114 (8.65%) Investment Banking
6 59 (4.48%) Back Office
7 46 (3.49%) Marketing
8 36 (2.73%) Games
9 27 (2.05%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.37%) Law
11 9 (0.68%) German Language
12 8 (0.61%) Arabic Language
12 8 (0.61%) Hebrew Language
12 8 (0.61%) Mandarin Language
13 7 (0.53%) Retail
14 6 (0.46%) Prime Brokerage
15 3 (0.23%) Legal
16 2 (0.15%) Advertising
17 1 (0.076%) French Language
17 1 (0.076%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 581 (44.08%) Developer
2 235 (17.83%) C# Developer
3 198 (15.02%) Analyst
4 149 (11.31%) Senior Developer
5 103 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 97 (7.36%) Java Developer
7 84 (6.37%) Windows Engineer
8 81 (6.15%) Python Developer
9 74 (5.61%) Junior
10 71 (5.39%) Business Analyst
11 63 (4.78%) Systems Engineer
12 62 (4.70%) Senior C# Developer
13 61 (4.63%) .NET Developer
13 61 (4.63%) Support Engineer
14 55 (4.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 51 (3.87%) C# .NET Developer
15 51 (3.87%) Consultant
15 51 (3.87%) Full Stack Developer
16 48 (3.64%) Support Analyst
17 45 (3.41%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (18.89%) .NET
2 132 (10.02%) WPF
3 107 (8.12%) HTML
4 99 (7.51%) AngularJS
5 86 (6.53%) WCF
6 76 (5.77%) CSS
7 50 (3.79%) HTML5
8 48 (3.64%) ASP.NET
9 41 (3.11%) Node.js
9 41 (3.11%) React
10 38 (2.88%) Spring
10 38 (2.88%) XML
11 36 (2.73%) NumPy
12 35 (2.66%) LINQ
13 34 (2.58%) FIX Protocol
13 34 (2.58%) REST
14 33 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
15 32 (2.43%) .NET Framework
15 32 (2.43%) jQuery
16 31 (2.35%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 314 (23.82%) Computer Science
2 117 (8.88%) Equities
3 114 (8.65%) Fintech
4 96 (7.28%) Greenfield Project
5 88 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
6 82 (6.22%) Fixed Income
7 77 (5.84%) Algorithms
8 55 (4.17%) Derivative
9 43 (3.26%) Data Centre
9 43 (3.26%) Data Structures
10 37 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 35 (2.66%) Market Risk
12 30 (2.28%) iPhone
13 26 (1.97%) Blackberry
14 25 (1.90%) iPad
15 24 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
16 21 (1.59%) Credit Risk
17 18 (1.37%) Management Information System
18 14 (1.06%) User Experience
19 11 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 345 (26.18%) Windows
2 194 (14.72%) Linux
3 123 (9.33%) Windows Server
4 111 (8.42%) Unix
5 87 (6.60%) Windows 7
6 84 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 83 (6.30%) Windows 10
7 83 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (2.35%) Apple iOS
9 27 (2.05%) Android
10 16 (1.21%) Solaris
11 15 (1.14%) CentOS
12 14 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.61%) Debian
14 6 (0.46%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.15%) VMS
17 1 (0.076%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (13.13%) Asset Management
3 146 (11.08%) TDD
4 143 (10.85%) Investment Management
5 141 (10.70%) Multithreading
6 139 (10.55%) OO
7 136 (10.32%) Mathematics
8 101 (7.66%) SDLC
9 97 (7.36%) Low Latency
9 97 (7.36%) Scrum
10 94 (7.13%) Software Engineering
11 75 (5.69%) Analytics
12 68 (5.16%) Microservices
13 66 (5.01%) DevOps
13 66 (5.01%) ITIL
14 63 (4.78%) Algorithmic Trading
15 60 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
16 58 (4.40%) Business Analysis
17 57 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
18 53 (4.02%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 396 (30.05%) SQL
2 380 (28.83%) C#
3 239 (18.13%) Python
4 203 (15.40%) Java
5 159 (12.06%) PowerShell
6 152 (11.53%) JavaScript
7 139 (10.55%) C++
8 68 (5.16%) Perl
9 32 (2.43%) Bash Shell
9 32 (2.43%) Ruby
9 32 (2.43%) T-SQL
10 29 (2.20%) MATLAB
11 28 (2.12%) Scala
12 25 (1.90%) F#
13 21 (1.59%) PHP
14 20 (1.52%) C
14 20 (1.52%) R
14 20 (1.52%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.37%) VBA
16 14 (1.06%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 345 (26.18%) Degree
2 63 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 50 (3.79%) PhD
4 43 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (2.73%) CCNA
6 26 (1.97%) Numerate Degree
7 19 (1.44%) Master's Degree
8 18 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (0.99%) CCNP
10 11 (0.83%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.76%) ISEB
12 9 (0.68%) CISSP
12 9 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
13 8 (0.61%) MCSE
14 7 (0.53%) A+ Certification
14 7 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
15 6 (0.46%) MCTS
16 5 (0.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 5 (0.38%) MCSA
17 4 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.16%) QA
2 21 (1.59%) SLA
3 17 (1.29%) PMO
4 12 (0.91%) Basel III
5 11 (0.83%) MiFID
6 10 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.53%) COBIT
8 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.23%) UCITS
9 2 (0.15%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.15%) EMIR
10 1 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.076%) GDPR
10 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.076%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 178 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 99 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.88%) Docker
4 18 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
8 10 (0.76%) XenApp
8 10 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.46%) Firmware
10 6 (0.46%) LXC
10 6 (0.46%) vSphere
11 5 (0.38%) NFS
12 3 (0.23%) Ceph
12 3 (0.23%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.15%) GPFS
14 1 (0.076%) etcd
14 1 (0.076%) Samba
Systems Management
1 47 (3.57%) SCCM
2 18 (1.37%) Ansible
2 18 (1.37%) SCOM
3 16 (1.21%) AirWatch
3 16 (1.21%) Puppet
4 15 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 12 (0.91%) CFEngine
7 10 (0.76%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.61%) Nagios
8 8 (0.61%) Terraform
9 7 (0.53%) Consul
9 7 (0.53%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.46%) Cobbler
10 6 (0.46%) collectd
10 6 (0.46%) Marathon
10 6 (0.46%) Mesos
10 6 (0.46%) rkt
10 6 (0.46%) yum
11 5 (0.38%) Malwarebytes
Vendors
1 240 (18.21%) Microsoft
2 164 (12.44%) VMware
3 88 (6.68%) Cisco
4 70 (5.31%) Oracle
5 65 (4.93%) Bloomberg
6 61 (4.63%) Reuters
7 56 (4.25%) Citrix
8 36 (2.73%) Dell
9 34 (2.58%) HP
10 31 (2.35%) Charles River
11 30 (2.28%) NetApp
12 26 (1.97%) Sybase
13 25 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (1.52%) Avaya
15 19 (1.44%) IBM
16 18 (1.37%) Veritas
17 16 (1.21%) Hitachi
17 16 (1.21%) Nimble Storage
18 14 (1.06%) ServiceNow
19 13 (0.99%) Juniper