Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 426 356
Rank change year-on-year +24 -70 +37
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1366 1328 2031
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.70% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.78% 1.72% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1011 1159 1741
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £112,500 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £57,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -34.78% -17.86% +60.00%

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 76731 77099 91683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.04% 40.87% 41.95%
Number of salaries quoted 57773 63322 73444
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 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 19 November 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 +35 1349 £70,000 - 83
London -11 1254 £70,000 - 76
UK excluding London +91 105 £37,500 -34.78% 6
South East +105 80 £20,000 -65.22% 5
Scotland +1 10 £34,250 -54.33%
North of England - 7 £37,500 -
South West +32 6 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £37,500 -
East of England +18 2 £36,250 -34.09%
North East - 1 £72,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 844 (61.79%) Finance
2 423 (30.97%) SQL
3 409 (29.94%) C#
4 358 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
5 347 (25.40%) Computer Science
6 328 (24.01%) Degree
7 310 (22.69%) Windows
8 267 (19.55%) .NET
9 255 (18.67%) SQL Server
10 249 (18.23%) Python
11 233 (17.06%) Java
12 232 (16.98%) Microsoft
13 225 (16.47%) Financial Institution
14 205 (15.01%) Banking
15 187 (13.69%) Linux
16 168 (12.30%) Active Directory
17 167 (12.23%) JavaScript
18 162 (11.86%) PowerShell
19 157 (11.49%) Asset Management
20 155 (11.35%) Mathematics
21 154 (11.27%) VMware
22 143 (10.47%) Fintech
23 139 (10.18%) Equities
24 137 (10.03%) Unix
24 137 (10.03%) OO
25 134 (9.81%) C++
26 132 (9.66%) TDD
27 131 (9.59%) WPF
28 129 (9.44%) HTML
29 121 (8.86%) Front Office

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
1 108 (7.91%) MS Exchange
2 57 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 34 (2.49%) Apache Spark
4 33 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (0.88%) IIS
7 11 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.59%) Ethereum
10 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (0.51%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.29%) Confluence
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.15%) Apache
15 1 (0.073%) Apache Pig
15 1 (0.073%) JBoss
15 1 (0.073%) SAS
15 1 (0.073%) WordPress
Applications
1 79 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (2.93%) Microsoft Project
4 37 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.37%) Stata
6 4 (0.29%) Maple
6 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.073%) HipChat
7 1 (0.073%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (2.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 25 (1.83%) Markit EDM
3 20 (1.46%) thinkFolio
4 11 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.51%) Bloomberg AIM
6 4 (0.29%) Front Arena
7 3 (0.22%) Summit
8 2 (0.15%) Advent Geneva
8 2 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.15%) Tradar
9 1 (0.073%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 1 (0.073%) Eikon
9 1 (0.073%) Eze OMS
9 1 (0.073%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 63 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (2.93%) GitHub
3 39 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (1.83%) Office 365
5 11 (0.81%) SaaS
6 10 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.51%) Google App Engine
8 6 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.44%) Serverless
9 5 (0.37%) IaaS
9 5 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.29%) PaaS
11 3 (0.22%) npm
12 1 (0.073%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.073%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.61%) SAN
1 63 (4.61%) WAN
2 57 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 53 (3.88%) Firewall
4 49 (3.59%) VPN
5 48 (3.51%) LAN
6 37 (2.71%) DNS
7 30 (2.20%) DHCP
8 20 (1.46%) Wireless
9 18 (1.32%) HTTP
10 17 (1.24%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (1.10%) NetScaler
12 14 (1.02%) SNMP
13 12 (0.88%) BGP
14 10 (0.73%) Multicast
14 10 (0.73%) Network Security
15 9 (0.66%) IPsec
16 8 (0.59%) NAS
17 7 (0.51%) Kerberos
17 7 (0.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 77 (5.64%) NoSQL
3 54 (3.95%) MongoDB
4 42 (3.07%) Big Data
5 41 (3.00%) Relational Database
6 32 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (1.46%) MySQL
9 17 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.73%) MS Access
14 9 (0.66%) Blockchain
15 7 (0.51%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.51%) KDB
16 6 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.44%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 59 (4.32%) JIRA
2 48 (3.51%) Git (software)
3 33 (2.42%) TeamCity
4 20 (1.46%) Jenkins
5 16 (1.17%) Mercurial
6 13 (0.95%) JUnit
7 8 (0.59%) Maven
7 8 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.51%) NUnit
9 6 (0.44%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.44%) Gerrit
9 6 (0.44%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.37%) Mockito
10 5 (0.37%) Moq
10 5 (0.37%) MSTest
11 4 (0.29%) Grunt
11 4 (0.29%) Mocha
11 4 (0.29%) Subversion
12 3 (0.22%) Selenium
12 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 844 (61.79%) Finance
2 225 (16.47%) Financial Institution
3 205 (15.01%) Banking
4 121 (8.86%) Front Office
5 114 (8.35%) Investment Banking
6 52 (3.81%) Back Office
7 46 (3.37%) Marketing
8 41 (3.00%) Telecoms
9 32 (2.34%) Games
10 13 (0.95%) German Language
11 8 (0.59%) Arabic Language
11 8 (0.59%) Hebrew Language
11 8 (0.59%) Mandarin Language
12 7 (0.51%) Prime Brokerage
12 7 (0.51%) Retail
13 5 (0.37%) French Language
14 4 (0.29%) Law
14 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.15%) Advertising
16 1 (0.073%) Legal
Job Titles
1 547 (40.04%) Developer
2 235 (17.20%) C# Developer
3 175 (12.81%) Analyst
4 99 (7.25%) Senior Developer
5 92 (6.73%) Java Developer
6 79 (5.78%) Junior
7 77 (5.64%) Consultant
8 74 (5.42%) Python Developer
9 71 (5.20%) .NET Developer
9 71 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 68 (4.98%) Business Analyst
11 64 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
12 63 (4.61%) Senior C# Developer
13 56 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
14 53 (3.88%) Software Developer
15 51 (3.73%) Support Engineer
16 50 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
17 46 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
18 41 (3.00%) Support Analyst
19 40 (2.93%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (19.55%) .NET
2 131 (9.59%) WPF
3 129 (9.44%) HTML
4 102 (7.47%) AngularJS
5 98 (7.17%) WCF
6 95 (6.95%) CSS
7 62 (4.54%) XML
8 54 (3.95%) Web Services
9 49 (3.59%) ASP.NET
10 47 (3.44%) REST
11 46 (3.37%) React
12 44 (3.22%) FIX Protocol
13 43 (3.15%) LINQ
14 42 (3.07%) HTML5
14 42 (3.07%) Node.js
15 39 (2.86%) Spring
16 36 (2.64%) jQuery
17 35 (2.56%) .NET Framework
18 29 (2.12%) NumPy
19 28 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 347 (25.40%) Computer Science
2 143 (10.47%) Fintech
3 139 (10.18%) Equities
4 107 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
5 85 (6.22%) Fixed Income
6 81 (5.93%) Algorithms
7 69 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
8 61 (4.47%) Derivative
9 46 (3.37%) Data Centre
10 34 (2.49%) Market Risk
11 32 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 30 (2.20%) Data Structures
13 25 (1.83%) Blackberry
14 17 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
15 16 (1.17%) User Experience
16 15 (1.10%) iPhone
16 15 (1.10%) Public Cloud
17 14 (1.02%) Credit Risk
17 14 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
18 13 (0.95%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 310 (22.69%) Windows
2 187 (13.69%) Linux
3 137 (10.03%) Unix
4 108 (7.91%) Windows Server
5 76 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (4.98%) Windows 10
7 62 (4.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (4.39%) Windows 7
9 26 (1.90%) Android
10 21 (1.54%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.10%) CentOS
12 14 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (1.02%) Solaris
13 10 (0.73%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.37%) Debian
16 3 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 1 (0.073%) VMS
17 1 (0.073%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.073%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (11.49%) Asset Management
3 155 (11.35%) Mathematics
4 137 (10.03%) OO
5 132 (9.66%) TDD
6 121 (8.86%) Investment Management
7 97 (7.10%) SDLC
8 96 (7.03%) Multithreading
9 94 (6.88%) ITIL
10 84 (6.15%) Scrum
11 80 (5.86%) Analytics
12 79 (5.78%) Software Engineering
13 78 (5.71%) Low Latency
14 71 (5.20%) DevOps
14 71 (5.20%) Project Management
15 68 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
16 64 (4.69%) Risk Management
17 63 (4.61%) Fund Management
18 62 (4.54%) Microservices
19 60 (4.39%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 423 (30.97%) SQL
2 409 (29.94%) C#
3 249 (18.23%) Python
4 233 (17.06%) Java
5 167 (12.23%) JavaScript
6 162 (11.86%) PowerShell
7 134 (9.81%) C++
8 55 (4.03%) Perl
9 44 (3.22%) T-SQL
10 39 (2.86%) Scala
11 35 (2.56%) MATLAB
12 31 (2.27%) R
13 30 (2.20%) Ruby
14 26 (1.90%) PHP
15 25 (1.83%) Bash Shell
15 25 (1.83%) Haskell
16 23 (1.68%) Shell Script
17 22 (1.61%) F#
18 21 (1.54%) VB
19 16 (1.17%) C
Qualifications
1 328 (24.01%) Degree
2 80 (5.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (3.15%) PhD
4 31 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (2.20%) CCNA
6 17 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
7 16 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.02%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.66%) MCSE
10 8 (0.59%) ISEB
11 7 (0.51%) CISSP
11 7 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.51%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.44%) CCNP
12 6 (0.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 3 (0.22%) CFA
13 3 (0.22%) Siebel Certification
13 3 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.15%) QA
2 21 (1.54%) SLA
3 13 (0.95%) PMO
4 9 (0.66%) AIFMD
4 9 (0.66%) MiFID
4 9 (0.66%) UCITS
5 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.37%) Basel III
7 1 (0.073%) EMIR
System Software
1 168 (12.30%) Active Directory
2 113 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.76%) Docker
4 22 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.95%) XenApp
6 11 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (0.66%) LXC
8 8 (0.59%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.44%) Firmware
10 5 (0.37%) MetaFrame
10 5 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.29%) vSphere
11 4 (0.29%) XenServer
12 3 (0.22%) NFS
13 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.073%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.073%) Ceph
14 1 (0.073%) GPFS
14 1 (0.073%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (2.86%) SCCM
2 17 (1.24%) SCOM
3 14 (1.02%) Ansible
4 12 (0.88%) AirWatch
4 12 (0.88%) Puppet
5 11 (0.81%) Control-M
5 11 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.66%) Nagios
7 7 (0.51%) Terraform
8 6 (0.44%) CFEngine
8 6 (0.44%) Cobbler
8 6 (0.44%) collectd
8 6 (0.44%) Consul
8 6 (0.44%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.44%) rkt
8 6 (0.44%) yum
9 5 (0.37%) Marathon
9 5 (0.37%) Mesos
10 3 (0.22%) Malwarebytes
10 3 (0.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 232 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 154 (11.27%) VMware
3 83 (6.08%) Cisco
4 71 (5.20%) Oracle
5 61 (4.47%) Citrix
6 48 (3.51%) Bloomberg
7 40 (2.93%) Charles River
7 40 (2.93%) Reuters
8 35 (2.56%) Sybase
9 34 (2.49%) NetApp
10 29 (2.12%) BMC
10 29 (2.12%) Dell
10 29 (2.12%) Remedy
11 27 (1.98%) HP
11 27 (1.98%) ServiceNow
12 26 (1.90%) Juniper
13 25 (1.83%) LANDesk
14 22 (1.61%) HEAT Software
15 16 (1.17%) Veritas
16 15 (1.10%) IBM