Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 409 423 334
Rank change year-on-year +14 -89 +57
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,250 1,269 2,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.71% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.71% 1.75% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 936 1,110 1,716
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £34,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £112,500 £98,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £57,500 £66,250
% change year-on-year -34.78% -13.21% +55.88%

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 72,989 72,616 86,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.14% 40.83% 42.19%
Number of salaries quoted 56,415 59,565 69,874
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Top 11 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 17 January 2018. 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 -5 1,244 £70,000 - 285
London -8 1,161 £70,000 - 271
UK excluding London +62 85 £37,500 -34.78% 15
South East +62 67 £20,000 -65.22% 8
North of England +16 8 £45,000 -37.93% 3
Yorkshire - 6 £37,500 - 1
South West +7 4 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Scotland - 4 £42,500 - 1
East of England +20 2 £36,250 -19.44% 1
North West -3 1 £75,000 +3.45% 1
North East - 1 £72,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 765 (61.20%) Finance
2 419 (33.52%) SQL
3 393 (31.44%) C#
4 312 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
5 307 (24.56%) Degree
6 299 (23.92%) Computer Science
7 262 (20.96%) .NET
8 254 (20.32%) Windows
9 248 (19.84%) SQL Server
10 247 (19.76%) Java
11 229 (18.32%) Python
12 202 (16.16%) Financial Institution
13 197 (15.76%) Fintech
14 190 (15.20%) Microsoft
15 189 (15.12%) Banking
16 185 (14.80%) Linux
17 179 (14.32%) JavaScript
18 166 (13.28%) Mathematics
19 155 (12.40%) Active Directory
20 145 (11.60%) VMware
21 142 (11.36%) Asset Management
21 142 (11.36%) PowerShell
22 134 (10.72%) Equities
23 128 (10.24%) HTML
24 124 (9.92%) C++
25 116 (9.28%) Investment Management
26 115 (9.20%) Front Office
27 114 (9.12%) OO
27 114 (9.12%) Unix
28 113 (9.04%) Investment Banking

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 79 (6.32%) MS Exchange
2 42 (3.36%) Apache Spark
3 36 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.20%) IIS
7 8 (0.64%) Confluence
7 8 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.64%) Ethereum
7 8 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.48%) Apache
8 6 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.080%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.080%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.080%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.080%) WordPress
Applications
1 64 (5.12%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.32%) Maple
7 1 (0.080%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 33 (2.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 21 (1.68%) Markit EDM
3 11 (0.88%) thinkFolio
4 9 (0.72%) Bloomberg AIM
5 8 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.16%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.16%) Tradar
7 1 (0.080%) Beauchamp
7 1 (0.080%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.080%) Eze OMS
7 1 (0.080%) Summit
7 1 (0.080%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 63 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.92%) Office 365
4 23 (1.84%) GitHub
5 10 (0.80%) SaaS
6 7 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.32%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.32%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.32%) npm
9 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.16%) IaaS
11 1 (0.080%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 68 (5.44%) WAN
2 63 (5.04%) Firewall
3 51 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 50 (4.00%) LAN
5 41 (3.28%) VPN
6 40 (3.20%) SAN
7 35 (2.80%) DNS
8 26 (2.08%) DHCP
9 18 (1.44%) IPsec
10 15 (1.20%) SNMP
11 14 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (0.88%) Internet
12 11 (0.88%) Wireless
13 10 (0.80%) HTTP
14 9 (0.72%) BGP
14 9 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.72%) FTP
14 9 (0.72%) OSPF
15 8 (0.64%) FIX Connectivity
15 8 (0.64%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (19.84%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.80%) NoSQL
3 52 (4.16%) Big Data
4 43 (3.44%) Relational Database
5 32 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 26 (2.08%) MySQL
7 24 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 14 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (0.88%) Blockchain
12 9 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.56%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.56%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.48%) MS Access
15 5 (0.40%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 48 (3.84%) JIRA
2 32 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (1.28%) TeamCity
5 15 (1.20%) JUnit
5 15 (1.20%) MSBuild
6 13 (1.04%) Maven
7 11 (0.88%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.72%) Eclipse
8 9 (0.72%) Mockito
9 8 (0.64%) Mercurial
10 7 (0.56%) NUnit
11 5 (0.40%) Phabricator
11 5 (0.40%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.32%) Mocha
12 4 (0.32%) MSI
12 4 (0.32%) Selenium
12 4 (0.32%) Subversion
12 4 (0.32%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.24%) Grunt
General
1 765 (61.20%) Finance
2 202 (16.16%) Financial Institution
3 189 (15.12%) Banking
4 115 (9.20%) Front Office
5 113 (9.04%) Investment Banking
6 39 (3.12%) Back Office
7 37 (2.96%) Telecoms
8 33 (2.64%) Marketing
9 27 (2.16%) Games
10 10 (0.80%) Retail
11 8 (0.64%) French Language
12 7 (0.56%) Advertising
12 7 (0.56%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.40%) German Language
14 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.24%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
17 1 (0.080%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.080%) Legal
Job Titles
1 506 (40.48%) Developer
2 227 (18.16%) C# Developer
3 138 (11.04%) Analyst
4 97 (7.76%) Java Developer
5 80 (6.40%) Senior Developer
6 78 (6.24%) .NET Developer
7 71 (5.68%) Consultant
8 70 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
9 68 (5.44%) Junior
10 63 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 58 (4.64%) Senior C# Developer
12 55 (4.40%) Windows Engineer
13 54 (4.32%) Python Developer
14 51 (4.08%) Support Engineer
15 50 (4.00%) SQL Developer
16 49 (3.92%) Business Analyst
17 47 (3.76%) Software Developer
18 43 (3.44%) Applications Support
18 43 (3.44%) Support Analyst
19 39 (3.12%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (20.96%) .NET
2 128 (10.24%) HTML
3 113 (9.04%) WPF
4 104 (8.32%) AngularJS
5 79 (6.32%) WCF
6 78 (6.24%) CSS
7 60 (4.80%) XML
8 59 (4.72%) ASP.NET
8 59 (4.72%) Web Services
9 46 (3.68%) Node.js
10 45 (3.60%) React
11 42 (3.36%) REST
12 41 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 41 (3.28%) HTML5
13 40 (3.20%) .NET Framework
14 38 (3.04%) FIX Protocol
15 37 (2.96%) jQuery
15 37 (2.96%) Spring
16 36 (2.88%) LINQ
17 34 (2.72%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 299 (23.92%) Computer Science
2 197 (15.76%) Fintech
3 134 (10.72%) Equities
4 103 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
5 88 (7.04%) Algorithms
6 86 (6.88%) Fixed Income
7 60 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
8 51 (4.08%) Derivative
9 43 (3.44%) Data Centre
10 36 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 32 (2.56%) Data Structures
12 28 (2.24%) Market Risk
13 22 (1.76%) Blackberry
14 20 (1.60%) Public Cloud
15 18 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (1.28%) User Experience
17 15 (1.20%) OTC Derivatives
18 13 (1.04%) Social Media
19 12 (0.96%) CMDB
19 12 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 254 (20.32%) Windows
2 185 (14.80%) Linux
3 114 (9.12%) Unix
4 106 (8.48%) Windows Server
5 56 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (4.00%) Windows 10
7 48 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (3.28%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.28%) Android
10 13 (1.04%) CentOS
10 13 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.96%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.80%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.64%) Debian
14 7 (0.56%) Solaris
14 7 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.32%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.080%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.080%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (13.28%) Mathematics
3 142 (11.36%) Asset Management
4 116 (9.28%) Investment Management
5 114 (9.12%) OO
6 101 (8.08%) TDD
7 91 (7.28%) Scrum
8 82 (6.56%) ITIL
9 78 (6.24%) Risk Management
10 76 (6.08%) Multithreading
10 76 (6.08%) Project Management
11 75 (6.00%) DevOps
12 72 (5.76%) SDLC
13 71 (5.68%) Physics
14 70 (5.60%) Fund Management
15 67 (5.36%) Analytics
16 66 (5.28%) Low Latency
17 63 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
18 59 (4.72%) Machine Learning
18 59 (4.72%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 419 (33.52%) SQL
2 393 (31.44%) C#
3 247 (19.76%) Java
4 229 (18.32%) Python
5 179 (14.32%) JavaScript
6 142 (11.36%) PowerShell
7 124 (9.92%) C++
8 62 (4.96%) T-SQL
9 51 (4.08%) Scala
10 50 (4.00%) Perl
11 36 (2.88%) MATLAB
12 32 (2.56%) R
13 26 (2.08%) Haskell
13 26 (2.08%) PHP
14 23 (1.84%) Ruby
15 22 (1.76%) VB
16 21 (1.68%) F#
17 20 (1.60%) Shell Script
18 19 (1.52%) Bash Shell
19 18 (1.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 307 (24.56%) Degree
2 64 (5.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (3.36%) PhD
4 28 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (1.92%) Master's Degree
6 21 (1.68%) CCNA
7 19 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
9 9 (0.72%) MCSE
10 8 (0.64%) CFA
11 7 (0.56%) CCNP
12 6 (0.48%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.32%) CISSP
14 3 (0.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 3 (0.24%) Siebel Certification
15 2 (0.16%) MCITP
15 2 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 1 (0.080%) CCIE
16 1 (0.080%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.080%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.72%) QA
2 9 (0.72%) AIFMD
2 9 (0.72%) UCITS
3 7 (0.56%) MiFID
4 6 (0.48%) SLA
5 4 (0.32%) EMIR
6 3 (0.24%) Basel III
6 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.24%) PMO
7 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.080%) BS7799
8 1 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.080%) GDPR
8 1 (0.080%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 155 (12.40%) Active Directory
2 113 (9.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 24 (1.92%) Docker
5 10 (0.80%) XenApp
6 9 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.64%) MetaFrame
8 7 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.48%) XenServer
10 5 (0.40%) LXC
11 4 (0.32%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.32%) iptables
11 4 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.24%) vSphere
13 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.16%) HDFS
13 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.080%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (2.88%) SCCM
2 14 (1.12%) Ansible
2 14 (1.12%) Control-M
3 9 (0.72%) AirWatch
3 9 (0.72%) Puppet
4 8 (0.64%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.56%) Nagios
5 7 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.32%) Grafana
6 4 (0.32%) Terraform
7 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (0.16%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.16%) Mesos
8 2 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.16%) SCOM
8 2 (0.16%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 190 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 145 (11.60%) VMware
3 70 (5.60%) Oracle
4 69 (5.52%) Cisco
5 54 (4.32%) Citrix
6 49 (3.92%) Bloomberg
7 34 (2.72%) Charles River
7 34 (2.72%) NetApp
7 34 (2.72%) Sybase
8 33 (2.64%) BMC
8 33 (2.64%) Remedy
8 33 (2.64%) Reuters
9 31 (2.48%) Juniper
9 31 (2.48%) ServiceNow
10 29 (2.32%) Ivanti
11 16 (1.28%) SimCorp
12 14 (1.12%) DevExpress
12 14 (1.12%) Splunk
13 13 (1.04%) TOWER Software
14 12 (0.96%) Google