Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 297 275 358
Rank change year-on-year -22 +83 +53
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 831 1,300 1,304
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.14% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.53% 2.96% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 738 1,216 1,200
10th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
25th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £97,500 £107,500 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.30% +48.28% +3.57%
75th Percentile £133,250 £136,563 £105,000
90th Percentile £169,125 £161,250 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +73.33%

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 32,873 43,933 58,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.58% 38.59% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 23,335 34,240 44,820
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Top 7 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 13 April 2021. 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 -14 825 £95,000 -11.63% 78
London -7 816 £100,000 -6.98% 75
Work from Home -83 96 £82,000 -34.40% 23
UK excluding London +98 9 £62,500 -3.85% 3
South East +85 8 £62,500 +123.21%
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -
Midlands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 650 (78.22%) Finance
2 429 (51.62%) Python
3 391 (47.05%) Asset Management
4 362 (43.56%) Software Engineering
5 357 (42.96%) AWS
6 352 (42.36%) Front Office
7 336 (40.43%) SQL
8 315 (37.91%) Equities
9 301 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
10 299 (35.98%) Investment Management
11 283 (34.06%) Derivative
12 267 (32.13%) C#
13 237 (28.52%) JavaScript
14 233 (28.04%) Fixed Income
15 230 (27.68%) Java
16 220 (26.47%) React
17 213 (25.63%) Web Services
18 201 (24.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 200 (24.07%) Microservices
20 189 (22.74%) .NET
21 181 (21.78%) Fintech
22 179 (21.54%) Greenfield Project
22 179 (21.54%) Banking
23 173 (20.82%) Analytics
24 161 (19.37%) AngularJS
25 151 (18.17%) .NET Core
26 147 (17.69%) Kubernetes
27 142 (17.09%) C++
28 133 (16.00%) GCP
29 129 (15.52%) Azure

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 58 (6.98%) Apache
2 38 (4.57%) Apache Spark
3 29 (3.49%) Apache Airflow
4 21 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.81%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.48%) Luigi
9 1 (0.12%) Confluence
9 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.20%) Eagle PACE
1 10 (1.20%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.24%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.12%) Bloomberg AIM
Cloud Services
1 357 (42.96%) AWS
2 133 (16.00%) GCP
3 129 (15.52%) Azure
4 113 (13.60%) Serverless
5 112 (13.48%) AWS Lambda
6 90 (10.83%) Amazon EC2
7 76 (9.15%) Amazon ECS
8 56 (6.74%) Amazon S3
9 27 (3.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 24 (2.89%) Apigee
11 17 (2.05%) Microsoft 365
12 14 (1.68%) SaaS
13 13 (1.56%) Power Platform
14 9 (1.08%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
16 5 (0.60%) Amazon EKS
16 5 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
17 2 (0.24%) Google Data Studio
17 2 (0.24%) IaaS
17 2 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.37%) DNS
2 21 (2.53%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.68%) DHCP
4 7 (0.84%) Firewall
5 5 (0.60%) Network Security
6 4 (0.48%) HTTP
6 4 (0.48%) Internet
6 4 (0.48%) LAN
6 4 (0.48%) WAN
7 3 (0.36%) VPN
8 2 (0.24%) IPsec
8 2 (0.24%) MPLS
9 1 (0.12%) AMQP
9 1 (0.12%) BGP
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.12%) FTP
9 1 (0.12%) Multicast
9 1 (0.12%) OSPF
9 1 (0.12%) SSL
9 1 (0.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (15.16%) SQL Server
2 104 (12.52%) PostgreSQL
3 84 (10.11%) MySQL
4 79 (9.51%) Relational Database
5 52 (6.26%) Amazon Aurora
5 52 (6.26%) RDBMS
6 50 (6.02%) Big Data
7 37 (4.45%) Redis
8 34 (4.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 31 (3.73%) Apache Ignite
10 29 (3.49%) Amazon Redshift
11 26 (3.13%) Flink
12 24 (2.89%) NoSQL
13 22 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (2.17%) Hadoop
15 15 (1.81%) MongoDB
16 13 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (1.56%) Power BI
17 9 (1.08%) Tableau
18 8 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 34 (4.09%) Jenkins
2 26 (3.13%) GitLab
3 25 (3.01%) Git (software)
4 24 (2.89%) Artifactory
5 14 (1.68%) JIRA
6 13 (1.56%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.96%) Selenium
8 6 (0.72%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.48%) Cypress.io
10 3 (0.36%) gulp
10 3 (0.36%) MSI
10 3 (0.36%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.36%) Storybook
10 3 (0.36%) webpack
11 2 (0.24%) JUnit
11 2 (0.24%) Maven
11 2 (0.24%) NUnit
11 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.12%) Mockito
12 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 650 (78.22%) Finance
2 352 (42.36%) Front Office
3 179 (21.54%) Banking
4 54 (6.50%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 23 (2.77%) Back Office
7 22 (2.65%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.56%) Legal
9 8 (0.96%) Billing
10 7 (0.84%) Marketing
11 6 (0.72%) Retail
12 4 (0.48%) Advertising
12 4 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 502 (60.41%) Developer
2 206 (24.79%) Software Engineer
3 186 (22.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 154 (18.53%) AWS Developer
5 152 (18.29%) AWS Engineer
6 151 (18.17%) AWS Software Engineer
7 133 (16.00%) Python Developer
8 101 (12.15%) .NET Developer
9 95 (11.43%) Analyst
10 86 (10.35%) C# Developer
11 77 (9.27%) Java Developer
11 77 (9.27%) Python Engineer
12 72 (8.66%) .NET Software Engineer
13 71 (8.54%) .NET Software Developer
14 68 (8.18%) Python Software Engineer
15 62 (7.46%) Programmer
16 56 (6.74%) Java Engineer
17 55 (6.62%) Business Analyst
18 53 (6.38%) Java Software Engineer
19 52 (6.26%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (26.47%) React
2 213 (25.63%) Web Services
3 189 (22.74%) .NET
4 161 (19.37%) AngularJS
5 151 (18.17%) .NET Core
6 125 (15.04%) Vue.js
7 87 (10.47%) ASP.NET
8 83 (9.99%) ASP.NET Core
9 80 (9.63%) gRPC
10 78 (9.39%) ASP.NET Web API
11 70 (8.42%) NumPy
12 68 (8.18%) Node.js
13 39 (4.69%) Kafka
14 38 (4.57%) REST
15 37 (4.45%) CSS
16 35 (4.21%) Pandas
17 34 (4.09%) GraphQL
18 27 (3.25%) HTML
19 26 (3.13%) J2EE
19 26 (3.13%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 315 (37.91%) Equities
2 283 (34.06%) Derivative
3 233 (28.04%) Fixed Income
4 201 (24.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 179 (21.54%) Greenfield Project
6 64 (7.70%) Algorithms
7 60 (7.22%) Pricing Data
8 52 (6.26%) Equity Derivative
9 51 (6.14%) Data Structures
10 45 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
11 40 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
12 28 (3.37%) Credit Risk
13 23 (2.77%) User Experience
14 16 (1.93%) Market Risk
15 15 (1.81%) Reference Data
16 10 (1.20%) Exotic Derivative
17 9 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
17 9 (1.08%) Public Cloud
18 8 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
18 8 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 106 (12.76%) Linux
2 45 (5.42%) Windows
3 20 (2.41%) Unix
4 18 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.56%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (1.32%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.12%) Android
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (47.05%) Asset Management
2 362 (43.56%) Software Engineering
3 301 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
4 299 (35.98%) Investment Management
5 200 (24.07%) Microservices
6 181 (21.78%) Fintech
7 173 (20.82%) Analytics
8 104 (12.52%) Portfolio Management
9 93 (11.19%) Machine Learning
10 88 (10.59%) DevOps
11 82 (9.87%) Computer Science
12 76 (9.15%) Migration
13 74 (8.90%) Project Delivery
14 67 (8.06%) Artificial Intelligence
15 64 (7.70%) Data Management
16 55 (6.62%) Mathematics
17 53 (6.38%) SDLC
18 52 (6.26%) Enterprise Data Management
19 47 (5.66%) Business Analysis
19 47 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 429 (51.62%) Python
2 336 (40.43%) SQL
3 267 (32.13%) C#
4 237 (28.52%) JavaScript
5 230 (27.68%) Java
6 142 (17.09%) C++
7 102 (12.27%) TypeScript
8 69 (8.30%) Scala
9 64 (7.70%) Kotlin
10 41 (4.93%) PowerShell
11 31 (3.73%) Clojure
12 22 (2.65%) Bash Shell
13 19 (2.29%) C
13 19 (2.29%) R
14 16 (1.93%) Cython
15 14 (1.68%) T-SQL
16 13 (1.56%) Go
17 12 (1.44%) VBA
18 5 (0.60%) Shell Script
19 4 (0.48%) XAML
Qualifications
1 80 (9.63%) Degree
2 39 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (2.53%) PhD
4 8 (0.96%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.36%) CCNP
5 3 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.36%) CISM
6 2 (0.24%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.12%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.12%) CCIE
7 1 (0.12%) CFA
7 1 (0.12%) CISSP
7 1 (0.12%) CRISC
7 1 (0.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.44%) GDPR
2 8 (0.96%) QA
3 5 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) EMIR
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 110 (13.24%) Docker
2 39 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.68%) VMware NSX
5 12 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 12 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (0.84%) vSphere
7 5 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 147 (17.69%) Kubernetes
2 41 (4.93%) Terraform
3 28 (3.37%) Ansible
4 20 (2.41%) SCCM
5 18 (2.17%) SCOM
6 4 (0.48%) PowerCLI
6 4 (0.48%) Puppet
6 4 (0.48%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.24%) Packer
8 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 78 (9.39%) Oracle
2 52 (6.26%) Sybase
3 49 (5.90%) Microsoft
4 40 (4.81%) Bloomberg
5 35 (4.21%) VMware
6 29 (3.49%) Google
7 20 (2.41%) Yahoo!
8 14 (1.68%) Twitter
9 13 (1.56%) SAP
10 7 (0.84%) Cisco
10 7 (0.84%) Palo Alto
11 6 (0.72%) Apple
12 4 (0.48%) Calypso
12 4 (0.48%) GL TRADE
12 4 (0.48%) Murex
13 3 (0.36%) Cadence
13 3 (0.36%) Citrix
13 3 (0.36%) Fidessa
13 3 (0.36%) Portware
13 3 (0.36%) Veeam