Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 145 345 359
Rank change year-on-year +200 +14 +58
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,084 1,265 1,476
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.25% 0.90% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.79% 2.32% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,071 1,171 1,299
Median annual salary £110,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £156,250 £125,000 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £65,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -38.46% +62.50% -11.11%

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 18,730 54,586 66,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.88% 38.88% 39.43%
Number of salaries quoted 14,855 40,946 50,557
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Hedge funds as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Hedge funds.

Salary trend for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Hedge funds over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 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 +191 1,082 £110,000 +37.50% 95
London +112 1,074 £110,000 +37.50% 90
Work from Home +60 34 £112,500 +12.50% 3
UK excluding London +307 4 £40,000 -38.46% 5
West Midlands - 2 £38,750 -
Midlands - 2 £38,750 -
Channel Islands +1 1 £65,000 -38.10%
South East - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 863 (79.61%) Finance
2 738 (68.08%) Python
3 672 (61.99%) AWS
4 663 (61.16%) Asset Management
5 603 (55.63%) Front Office
6 596 (54.98%) Web Services
7 569 (52.49%) Fixed Income
8 531 (48.99%) Java
9 515 (47.51%) Investment Management
10 502 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
11 478 (44.10%) Derivative
12 457 (42.16%) Equities
13 423 (39.02%) Software Engineering
13 423 (39.02%) SQL
14 374 (34.50%) JavaScript
15 312 (28.78%) AngularJS
16 309 (28.51%) React
17 303 (27.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 297 (27.40%) Banking
19 282 (26.01%) Azure
20 264 (24.35%) C#
21 255 (23.52%) GCP
22 252 (23.25%) Vue.js
23 209 (19.28%) Microservices
24 204 (18.82%) Google
25 200 (18.45%) DevOps
26 194 (17.90%) Fintech
27 188 (17.34%) SQL Server
28 183 (16.88%) Kubernetes
29 180 (16.61%) Serverless

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
1 118 (10.89%) Apache
2 35 (3.23%) Apache Spark
3 32 (2.95%) Confluence
4 18 (1.66%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.20%) Apache Airflow
6 12 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.28%) JBoss
8 3 (0.28%) Jetty
8 3 (0.28%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.28%) WildFly
9 1 (0.092%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.092%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.092%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.092%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 148 (13.65%) Markit EDM
2 100 (9.23%) Eagle PACE
3 71 (6.55%) PolarLake
4 47 (4.34%) SimCorp Dimension
5 19 (1.75%) FINCAD Analytics
6 4 (0.37%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.092%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 672 (61.99%) AWS
2 282 (26.01%) Azure
3 255 (23.52%) GCP
4 180 (16.61%) Serverless
5 178 (16.42%) AWS Lambda
6 107 (9.87%) Amazon ECS
7 78 (7.20%) Amazon S3
8 73 (6.73%) Apigee
9 71 (6.55%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (2.03%) OpenShift
11 10 (0.92%) Office 365
12 6 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.55%) Power Platform
13 4 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.37%) IaaS
14 3 (0.28%) SaaS
15 2 (0.18%) GitHub
16 1 (0.092%) AWS Fargate
16 1 (0.092%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.83%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.65%) DNS
3 5 (0.46%) BGP
3 5 (0.46%) OSPF
4 4 (0.37%) Firewall
4 4 (0.37%) Wireless
5 3 (0.28%) EIGRP
5 3 (0.28%) Multicast
5 3 (0.28%) Network Security
5 3 (0.28%) VPN
6 2 (0.18%) DHCP
6 2 (0.18%) LAN
6 2 (0.18%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.18%) SSL
6 2 (0.18%) WAN
6 2 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.092%) IGMP
7 1 (0.092%) IPsec
7 1 (0.092%) SMTP
7 1 (0.092%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (17.34%) SQL Server
2 132 (12.18%) PostgreSQL
3 113 (10.42%) Amazon Redshift
4 108 (9.96%) MySQL
5 94 (8.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 81 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (3.78%) Flink
8 35 (3.23%) Hadoop
9 29 (2.68%) NoSQL
10 23 (2.12%) Data Mining
11 22 (2.03%) Big Data
11 22 (2.03%) Relational Database
12 19 (1.75%) Amazon Athena
13 17 (1.57%) KDB
13 17 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (1.38%) MongoDB
15 14 (1.29%) Apache Ignite
16 11 (1.01%) Kdb+
17 10 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 8 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 91 (8.39%) Artifactory
2 80 (7.38%) Jenkins
3 77 (7.10%) GitLab
4 33 (3.04%) JIRA
5 24 (2.21%) RStudio
6 8 (0.74%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.37%) GDB
8 3 (0.28%) MSI
8 3 (0.28%) webpack
9 2 (0.18%) Selenium
9 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.092%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.092%) Mocha
10 1 (0.092%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.092%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.092%) Visual Studio
General
1 863 (79.61%) Finance
2 603 (55.63%) Front Office
3 297 (27.40%) Banking
4 179 (16.51%) Back Office
5 139 (12.82%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.01%) Games
7 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.18%) Legal
8 2 (0.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 476 (43.91%) Developer
2 268 (24.72%) Software Engineer
3 211 (19.46%) Python Developer
4 207 (19.10%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 172 (15.87%) AWS Engineer
6 160 (14.76%) Architect
7 149 (13.75%) Python Engineer
8 131 (12.08%) Python Software Engineer
9 129 (11.90%) AWS Software Engineer
10 127 (11.72%) AWS Developer
11 122 (11.25%) Finance Manager
12 117 (10.79%) Analyst
13 100 (9.23%) AWS Architect
13 100 (9.23%) Financial Analyst
14 82 (7.56%) Business Analyst
15 71 (6.55%) Java Developer
15 71 (6.55%) JavaScript Developer
16 70 (6.46%) Finance Business Analyst
17 68 (6.27%) C# Developer
17 68 (6.27%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 596 (54.98%) Web Services
2 312 (28.78%) AngularJS
3 309 (28.51%) React
4 252 (23.25%) Vue.js
5 176 (16.24%) .NET
6 104 (9.59%) gRPC
7 100 (9.23%) ASP.NET
8 80 (7.38%) .NET Core
9 76 (7.01%) Node.js
10 74 (6.83%) Swagger
11 73 (6.73%) OAuth
12 53 (4.89%) HTML
13 51 (4.70%) CSS
13 51 (4.70%) Kafka
13 51 (4.70%) Pandas
14 50 (4.61%) ASP.NET Core
15 41 (3.78%) HTML5
16 31 (2.86%) J2EE
17 27 (2.49%) NumPy
18 19 (1.75%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 569 (52.49%) Fixed Income
2 478 (44.10%) Derivative
3 457 (42.16%) Equities
4 303 (27.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 158 (14.58%) Greenfield Project
6 150 (13.84%) Reference Data
7 71 (6.55%) Credit Derivative
8 58 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
9 57 (5.26%) Algorithms
10 46 (4.24%) Blog
11 35 (3.23%) Data Structures
12 29 (2.68%) OTC Derivatives
13 25 (2.31%) User Experience
14 23 (2.12%) Equity Derivative
15 21 (1.94%) Public Cloud
16 20 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
17 19 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
18 8 (0.74%) Data Centre
19 4 (0.37%) Cloud Native
19 4 (0.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 72 (6.64%) Linux
2 34 (3.14%) Windows
3 24 (2.21%) Windows 10
3 24 (2.21%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.48%) Unix
5 5 (0.46%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.37%) CentOS
6 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.092%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.092%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 663 (61.16%) Asset Management
2 515 (47.51%) Investment Management
3 502 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
4 423 (39.02%) Software Engineering
5 209 (19.28%) Microservices
6 200 (18.45%) DevOps
7 194 (17.90%) Fintech
8 168 (15.50%) Migration
9 144 (13.28%) Mentoring
10 142 (13.10%) Analytics
11 135 (12.45%) Computer Science
12 107 (9.87%) Portfolio Management
13 100 (9.23%) Performance Management
14 98 (9.04%) Wealth Management
15 86 (7.93%) Data Management
15 86 (7.93%) Scrum
16 78 (7.20%) Decision-Making
17 76 (7.01%) Business Analysis
18 70 (6.46%) Enterprise Data Management
19 69 (6.37%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 738 (68.08%) Python
2 531 (48.99%) Java
3 423 (39.02%) SQL
4 374 (34.50%) JavaScript
5 264 (24.35%) C#
6 174 (16.05%) R
7 124 (11.44%) C++
8 109 (10.06%) Kotlin
9 57 (5.26%) C
10 51 (4.70%) TypeScript
11 44 (4.06%) PowerShell
12 31 (2.86%) VBA
13 29 (2.68%) MATLAB
14 25 (2.31%) Scala
15 20 (1.85%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.29%) T-SQL
17 11 (1.01%) ES6
17 11 (1.01%) ES7
18 9 (0.83%) Clojure
18 9 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 124 (11.44%) Degree
2 62 (5.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 50 (4.61%) Sun Certification
4 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.65%) MCP
5 7 (0.65%) MCSA
6 6 (0.55%) PhD
7 4 (0.37%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.18%) CCNP
8 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.092%) CCNA
9 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 1 (0.092%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.28%) QA
2 2 (0.18%) GDPR
2 2 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 155 (14.30%) Docker
2 23 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.11%) vSphere
5 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.092%) HDFS
6 1 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 183 (16.88%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.31%) Ansible
3 17 (1.57%) Puppet
4 16 (1.48%) SCCM
5 15 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.29%) PowerCLI
6 14 (1.29%) SCOM
7 13 (1.20%) Terraform
8 3 (0.28%) Cobbler
8 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.18%) Packer
9 2 (0.18%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.18%) WSUS
10 1 (0.092%) Grafana
Vendors
1 204 (18.82%) Google
2 156 (14.39%) Bloomberg
3 91 (8.39%) Microsoft
4 68 (6.27%) Oracle
5 52 (4.80%) Calypso
6 50 (4.61%) Charles River
7 47 (4.34%) GoldenSource
7 47 (4.34%) SimCorp
8 31 (2.86%) Reuters
9 30 (2.77%) FactSet
10 20 (1.85%) VMware
11 10 (0.92%) Cisco
12 8 (0.74%) SAP
13 6 (0.55%) Palo Alto
14 5 (0.46%) Remedy
15 4 (0.37%) Dell
15 4 (0.37%) HP
15 4 (0.37%) Mellanox
15 4 (0.37%) Red Hat
15 4 (0.37%) Supermicro