Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 237 371 358
Rank change year-on-year +134 -13 +54
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,099 1,247 1,566
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 0.85% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.61% 2.16% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,058 1,132 1,349
Median annual salary £110,000 £76,250 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.26% +8.93% -
10th Percentile £62,500 £47,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £152,500 £118,750 £117,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +62.50% -8.57%

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 30,413 57,608 69,519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.05% 39.14% 39.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23,557 43,250 53,328
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 9 July 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 9 July 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 +120 1,088 £110,000 +46.67% 62
London +74 1,083 £110,000 +41.94% 61
Work from Home +65 19 £115,000 +43.75% 9
UK excluding London +235 14 £65,000 - 1
Channel Islands +2 8 £65,000 +116.67%
South East - 4 £28,000 -
South West +98 1 - -
Wales - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 819 (74.52%) Finance
2 610 (55.51%) Python
3 583 (53.05%) AWS
4 565 (51.41%) Front Office
5 555 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
6 539 (49.04%) Asset Management
7 501 (45.59%) Web Services
8 493 (44.86%) Java
9 486 (44.22%) Fixed Income
10 460 (41.86%) Investment Management
11 425 (38.67%) Derivative
12 406 (36.94%) Software Engineering
13 403 (36.67%) JavaScript
14 381 (34.67%) Equities
15 352 (32.03%) C#
16 351 (31.94%) SQL
17 310 (28.21%) Banking
17 310 (28.21%) React
18 308 (28.03%) AngularJS
19 282 (25.66%) Azure
20 272 (24.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 247 (22.47%) GCP
22 225 (20.47%) DevOps
23 210 (19.11%) Fintech
24 209 (19.02%) Vue.js
24 209 (19.02%) Microservices
25 208 (18.93%) SQL Server
26 207 (18.84%) .NET
27 186 (16.92%) Kubernetes
28 183 (16.65%) Analytics

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 92 (8.37%) Apache
2 46 (4.19%) Apache Spark
3 22 (2.00%) Confluence
4 19 (1.73%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.64%) Jupyter
7 5 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (0.45%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.36%) IIS
8 4 (0.36%) JBoss
8 4 (0.36%) Jetty
8 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.36%) WildFly
9 3 (0.27%) nginx
10 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.091%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 120 (10.92%) Markit EDM
2 66 (6.01%) SimCorp Dimension
3 49 (4.46%) FINCAD Analytics
4 48 (4.37%) Eagle PACE
4 48 (4.37%) PolarLake
5 18 (1.64%) Front Arena
6 12 (1.09%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.091%) Advent Geneva
8 1 (0.091%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 583 (53.05%) AWS
2 282 (25.66%) Azure
3 247 (22.47%) GCP
4 103 (9.37%) AWS Lambda
4 103 (9.37%) Serverless
5 94 (8.55%) Amazon ECS
6 51 (4.64%) Apigee
7 41 (3.73%) OpenShift
8 19 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (1.55%) Office 365
10 16 (1.46%) Amazon S3
11 14 (1.27%) Power Platform
12 10 (0.91%) SaaS
13 8 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.36%) GitHub
14 4 (0.36%) IaaS
15 3 (0.27%) CloudBees
16 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.64%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.55%) FIX Connectivity
3 5 (0.45%) LAN
4 4 (0.36%) Firewall
5 3 (0.27%) DNS
5 3 (0.27%) Internet
5 3 (0.27%) WAN
6 2 (0.18%) BGP
6 2 (0.18%) DHCP
6 2 (0.18%) Intranet
6 2 (0.18%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.18%) Multicast
6 2 (0.18%) OSPF
6 2 (0.18%) SAN
6 2 (0.18%) VoIP
7 1 (0.091%) FTP
7 1 (0.091%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.091%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (0.091%) VSAN
7 1 (0.091%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (18.93%) SQL Server
2 143 (13.01%) PostgreSQL
3 99 (9.01%) Amazon Redshift
4 91 (8.28%) MySQL
5 73 (6.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 57 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
7 55 (5.00%) NoSQL
8 51 (4.64%) Relational Database
9 49 (4.46%) Amazon Athena
10 39 (3.55%) Hadoop
11 34 (3.09%) Flink
12 33 (3.00%) Big Data
13 22 (2.00%) Data Mining
14 18 (1.64%) KDB
15 16 (1.46%) MongoDB
16 14 (1.27%) Power BI
17 13 (1.18%) OLAP
17 13 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 11 (1.00%) Kdb+
18 11 (1.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 88 (8.01%) Artifactory
2 62 (5.64%) Jenkins
3 56 (5.10%) GitLab
4 52 (4.73%) RStudio
5 28 (2.55%) JIRA
6 25 (2.27%) Git (software)
7 15 (1.36%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (0.91%) webpack
9 8 (0.73%) Selenium
10 5 (0.45%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.36%) GDB
11 4 (0.36%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.27%) gulp
12 3 (0.27%) MSI
12 3 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.18%) kappa
13 2 (0.18%) NSubstitute
13 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 819 (74.52%) Finance
2 565 (51.41%) Front Office
3 310 (28.21%) Banking
4 133 (12.10%) Investment Banking
5 109 (9.92%) Back Office
6 11 (1.00%) Games
7 6 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.45%) Marketing
9 2 (0.18%) Law
9 2 (0.18%) Legal
10 1 (0.091%) Advertising
10 1 (0.091%) French Language
10 1 (0.091%) Retail
Job Titles
1 456 (41.49%) Developer
2 172 (15.65%) AWS Engineer
3 168 (15.29%) Software Engineer
4 167 (15.20%) Python Developer
5 164 (14.92%) Architect
6 143 (13.01%) AWS Developer
7 131 (11.92%) Java Developer
8 125 (11.37%) C# Developer
9 104 (9.46%) AWS Software Engineer
9 104 (9.46%) Finance Manager
10 103 (9.37%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 103 (9.37%) Python Engineer
11 79 (7.19%) Java Engineer
12 75 (6.82%) AWS Architect
12 75 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
13 70 (6.37%) Front Office Developer
13 70 (6.37%) Python Software Engineer
14 67 (6.10%) Analyst
15 62 (5.64%) Junior
16 58 (5.28%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 501 (45.59%) Web Services
2 310 (28.21%) React
3 308 (28.03%) AngularJS
4 209 (19.02%) Vue.js
5 207 (18.84%) .NET
6 98 (8.92%) Node.js
7 93 (8.46%) HTML
8 86 (7.83%) ASP.NET
9 85 (7.73%) CSS
10 82 (7.46%) gRPC
11 80 (7.28%) J2EE
12 74 (6.73%) .NET Core
13 56 (5.10%) HTML5
14 53 (4.82%) Swagger
15 52 (4.73%) Kafka
16 51 (4.64%) OAuth
17 38 (3.46%) ASP.NET Core
18 35 (3.18%) Redux
19 26 (2.37%) CSS3
20 23 (2.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 486 (44.22%) Fixed Income
2 425 (38.67%) Derivative
3 381 (34.67%) Equities
4 272 (24.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 133 (12.10%) Greenfield Project
6 116 (10.56%) Reference Data
7 88 (8.01%) Algorithms
8 72 (6.55%) Data Structures
9 68 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
9 68 (6.19%) User Experience
10 58 (5.28%) Blog
11 53 (4.82%) Equity Derivative
12 43 (3.91%) OTC Derivatives
13 38 (3.46%) Public Cloud
14 18 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
16 9 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
17 8 (0.73%) Reinsurance
18 7 (0.64%) Mobile App
19 6 (0.55%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 81 (7.37%) Linux
2 51 (4.64%) Windows
3 30 (2.73%) Windows 10
3 30 (2.73%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.36%) Unix
5 6 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.36%) Android
6 4 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.36%) CentOS
6 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.091%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 539 (49.04%) Asset Management
3 460 (41.86%) Investment Management
4 406 (36.94%) Software Engineering
5 225 (20.47%) DevOps
6 210 (19.11%) Fintech
7 209 (19.02%) Microservices
8 183 (16.65%) Analytics
9 181 (16.47%) Computer Science
10 178 (16.20%) Migration
11 173 (15.74%) Decision-Making
12 171 (15.56%) Mentoring
13 143 (13.01%) Portfolio Management
14 138 (12.56%) Business Analysis
15 120 (10.92%) Mathematics
16 102 (9.28%) Data Analytics
17 101 (9.19%) OO
17 101 (9.19%) Performance Attribution
18 95 (8.64%) Performance Management
19 88 (8.01%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 610 (55.51%) Python
2 493 (44.86%) Java
3 403 (36.67%) JavaScript
4 352 (32.03%) C#
5 351 (31.94%) SQL
6 182 (16.56%) C++
7 170 (15.47%) R
8 89 (8.10%) Kotlin
9 58 (5.28%) PowerShell
10 41 (3.73%) TypeScript
11 39 (3.55%) MATLAB
12 38 (3.46%) VBA
13 29 (2.64%) Bash Shell
14 23 (2.09%) C
15 21 (1.91%) ES6
16 19 (1.73%) ES7
17 18 (1.64%) Scala
18 16 (1.46%) T-SQL
19 9 (0.82%) Java 8
20 8 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 136 (12.37%) Degree
2 72 (6.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (2.55%) Sun Certification
4 12 (1.09%) PhD
5 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.64%) MCP
6 7 (0.64%) MCSA
7 3 (0.27%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.091%) CCIE
8 1 (0.091%) CCNP
8 1 (0.091%) CISA
8 1 (0.091%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.091%) CISM
8 1 (0.091%) CISSP
8 1 (0.091%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.091%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (0.091%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 1 (0.091%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.091%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.27%) QA
2 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.27%) SLA
3 2 (0.18%) PMO
4 1 (0.091%) COBIT
4 1 (0.091%) EMIR
4 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.091%) ITGC
4 1 (0.091%) MiFID
4 1 (0.091%) NIST
System Software
1 176 (16.01%) Docker
2 25 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.09%) vSphere
5 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.18%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.091%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.091%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 186 (16.92%) Kubernetes
2 27 (2.46%) Ansible
3 19 (1.73%) SCCM
4 18 (1.64%) Puppet
5 16 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.36%) Terraform
7 14 (1.27%) PowerCLI
7 14 (1.27%) SCOM
8 3 (0.27%) Cobbler
8 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.18%) Icinga
9 2 (0.18%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.18%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.18%) vRealize
9 2 (0.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 2 (0.18%) WSUS
10 1 (0.091%) Kibana
10 1 (0.091%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 183 (16.65%) Google
2 154 (14.01%) Bloomberg
3 109 (9.92%) Microsoft
4 85 (7.73%) Calypso
5 78 (7.10%) Charles River
5 78 (7.10%) SimCorp
6 72 (6.55%) Oracle
7 62 (5.64%) GoldenSource
8 26 (2.37%) VMware
9 12 (1.09%) Fidessa
9 12 (1.09%) Tableau
10 10 (0.91%) Reuters
11 9 (0.82%) Cisco
11 9 (0.82%) Cognos
11 9 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
11 9 (0.82%) SAP
12 8 (0.73%) Citrix
13 7 (0.64%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.55%) Murex
14 6 (0.55%) Yahoo!