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

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 354 420 421
Rank change year-on-year +66 +1 -49
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,492 1,330 1,414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.76% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.06% 1.70% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,306 982 1,243
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,625 £38,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £105,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,250 £37,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +36.67% -34.78% -17.86%

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 72,505 78,040 81,582
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.09% 44.56% 42.52%
Number of salaries quoted 56,102 58,684 66,945
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Top 9 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 October 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 +68 1,486 £70,000 - 173
London +53 1,469 £70,000 - 164
UK excluding London -54 18 £51,250 +36.67% 9
South East -59 13 £53,750 +168.75% 3
North of England +21 3 £52,500 +40.00% 3
Yorkshire +18 2 £63,750 +70.00% 1
South West +4 1 £75,000 +42.86%
North West - 1 £35,000 - 2
Channel Islands - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 1,009 (67.63%) Finance
2 631 (42.29%) SQL
3 532 (35.66%) C#
4 481 (32.24%) Python
5 479 (32.10%) Java
6 430 (28.82%) Asset Management
7 420 (28.15%) Banking
8 391 (26.21%) Front Office
9 385 (25.80%) Degree
10 374 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
11 331 (22.18%) Computer Science
12 319 (21.38%) SQL Server
13 315 (21.11%) Windows
13 315 (21.11%) Equities
14 307 (20.58%) Fixed Income
15 288 (19.30%) Software Engineering
16 272 (18.23%) Investment Management
17 270 (18.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 268 (17.96%) Derivative
19 267 (17.90%) Linux
19 267 (17.90%) .NET
20 258 (17.29%) C++
21 246 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
22 232 (15.55%) Fintech
23 214 (14.34%) Investment Banking
24 204 (13.67%) JavaScript
25 177 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
25 177 (11.86%) Mathematics
26 170 (11.39%) DevOps
27 164 (10.99%) Microsoft

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 85 (5.70%) MS Exchange
2 59 (3.95%) Apache
3 46 (3.08%) Tomcat
4 43 (2.88%) SharePoint
5 27 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 20 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 18 (1.21%) Confluence
9 16 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.74%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.34%) IIS
14 4 (0.27%) Ethereum
14 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.27%) nginx
14 4 (0.27%) Skype for Business
15 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.20%) Jupyter
16 2 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 60 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 132 (8.85%) thinkFolio
2 71 (4.76%) Markit EDM
3 63 (4.22%) Front Arena
4 12 (0.80%) LatentZero
5 7 (0.47%) Bloomberg AIM
5 7 (0.47%) Distributed Ledger
5 7 (0.47%) Eagle PACE
6 6 (0.40%) LongView
6 6 (0.40%) Sentinel
7 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.27%) Ripple
9 2 (0.13%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
9 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.13%) Workfront
10 1 (0.067%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 246 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (5.16%) Office 365
4 62 (4.16%) SaaS
5 61 (4.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 23 (1.54%) GitHub
7 10 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.34%) Serverless
9 4 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.27%) IaaS
10 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.20%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.20%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.13%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.76%) Firewall
2 49 (3.28%) DNS
3 48 (3.22%) WAN
4 46 (3.08%) TCP/IP
5 44 (2.95%) LAN
6 35 (2.35%) DHCP
6 35 (2.35%) SAN
7 32 (2.14%) VPN
8 26 (1.74%) WebEx
9 25 (1.68%) Multicast
10 20 (1.34%) BGP
11 19 (1.27%) VLAN
12 16 (1.07%) Wireless
13 15 (1.01%) Internet
13 15 (1.01%) MPLS
14 14 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (0.87%) FIX Connectivity
15 13 (0.87%) HTTP
15 13 (0.87%) OSPF
16 11 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (21.38%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.29%) Big Data
3 78 (5.23%) Relational Database
4 56 (3.75%) NoSQL
5 55 (3.69%) MongoDB
6 53 (3.55%) MySQL
7 36 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
9 30 (2.01%) Hadoop
10 28 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
11 27 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 20 (1.34%) Blockchain
14 18 (1.21%) DB2
15 17 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
17 14 (0.94%) Data Lake
18 13 (0.87%) RDBMS
19 11 (0.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
19 11 (0.74%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 83 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 72 (4.83%) Git (software)
3 57 (3.82%) JIRA
4 33 (2.21%) Vagrant
5 30 (2.01%) TeamCity
6 25 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (1.34%) Maven
8 18 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 15 (1.01%) NUnit
9 15 (1.01%) Plastic SCM
10 14 (0.94%) Selenium
10 14 (0.94%) SpecFlow
11 13 (0.87%) Artifactory
11 13 (0.87%) JUnit
12 12 (0.80%) MSBuild
13 11 (0.74%) Mockito
13 11 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.74%) WinDbg
14 9 (0.60%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.60%) Moq
General
1 1,009 (67.63%) Finance
2 420 (28.15%) Banking
3 391 (26.21%) Front Office
4 214 (14.34%) Investment Banking
5 118 (7.91%) Financial Institution
6 64 (4.29%) Back Office
7 47 (3.15%) French Language
8 44 (2.95%) German Language
8 44 (2.95%) Italian Language
9 23 (1.54%) Spanish Language
10 20 (1.34%) Games
11 15 (1.01%) Advertising
12 10 (0.67%) Prime Brokerage
13 8 (0.54%) Marketing
13 8 (0.54%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.40%) Legal
15 5 (0.34%) Law
16 2 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
16 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 610 (40.88%) Developer
2 226 (15.15%) C# Developer
3 199 (13.34%) Analyst
4 168 (11.26%) Java Developer
5 122 (8.18%) Python Developer
6 102 (6.84%) Senior Developer
7 101 (6.77%) Applications Support
8 94 (6.30%) Support Engineer
9 90 (6.03%) Junior
10 88 (5.90%) Software Engineer
11 69 (4.62%) Support Analyst
12 67 (4.49%) Junior Developer
12 67 (4.49%) Quantitative Developer
13 64 (4.29%) SQL Developer
14 57 (3.82%) Windows Engineer
15 56 (3.75%) Graduate
16 55 (3.69%) Lead Developer
17 50 (3.35%) Applications Engineer
18 47 (3.15%) Applications Support Engineer
18 47 (3.15%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (17.90%) .NET
2 139 (9.32%) AngularJS
3 138 (9.25%) React
4 131 (8.78%) Web Services
5 118 (7.91%) FIX Protocol
5 118 (7.91%) HTML
6 107 (7.17%) CSS
7 81 (5.43%) ASP.NET
8 79 (5.29%) J2EE
9 75 (5.03%) Spring
10 65 (4.36%) WPF
11 58 (3.89%) HTML5
12 52 (3.49%) XML
13 51 (3.42%) J2SE
14 46 (3.08%) WCF
15 45 (3.02%) RESTful
16 41 (2.75%) Kafka
16 41 (2.75%) Pandas
17 40 (2.68%) Node.js
17 40 (2.68%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 331 (22.18%) Computer Science
2 315 (21.11%) Equities
3 307 (20.58%) Fixed Income
4 270 (18.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 268 (17.96%) Derivative
6 232 (15.55%) Fintech
7 130 (8.71%) Algorithms
8 109 (7.31%) Greenfield Project
9 103 (6.90%) Data Structures
10 99 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
11 59 (3.95%) User Experience
12 54 (3.62%) Data Centre
13 49 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
14 47 (3.15%) OTC Derivatives
15 39 (2.61%) Management Information System
16 37 (2.48%) Cyberthreat
17 28 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
18 23 (1.54%) Blackberry
19 21 (1.41%) Market Risk
20 19 (1.27%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 315 (21.11%) Windows
2 267 (17.90%) Linux
3 103 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 87 (5.83%) Unix
5 37 (2.48%) Windows 10
6 35 (2.35%) Windows 7
7 26 (1.74%) CentOS
8 23 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (1.47%) Fedora
9 22 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (1.27%) Android
10 19 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (1.27%) Ubuntu
11 17 (1.14%) SUSE
12 7 (0.47%) Debian
12 7 (0.47%) Solaris
13 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.20%) BlackBerry OS
14 3 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (28.82%) Asset Management
2 374 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
3 288 (19.30%) Software Engineering
4 272 (18.23%) Investment Management
5 177 (11.86%) Mathematics
6 170 (11.39%) DevOps
7 153 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
8 140 (9.38%) TDD
9 123 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
10 122 (8.18%) OO
11 119 (7.98%) Multithreading
12 110 (7.37%) Microservices
13 103 (6.90%) Analytics
14 102 (6.84%) Low Latency
15 98 (6.57%) Algorithmic Trading
16 95 (6.37%) Physics
16 95 (6.37%) Portfolio Management
17 88 (5.90%) Test Automation
18 81 (5.43%) Scrum
19 80 (5.36%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 631 (42.29%) SQL
2 532 (35.66%) C#
3 481 (32.24%) Python
4 479 (32.10%) Java
5 258 (17.29%) C++
6 204 (13.67%) JavaScript
7 140 (9.38%) Perl
7 140 (9.38%) PowerShell
8 97 (6.50%) Bash Shell
9 77 (5.16%) Ruby
10 68 (4.56%) Scala
11 60 (4.02%) R
12 56 (3.75%) Bourne shell
12 56 (3.75%) Korn
13 39 (2.61%) T-SQL
14 38 (2.55%) C
15 34 (2.28%) Kotlin
16 30 (2.01%) Groovy
17 27 (1.81%) MATLAB
18 26 (1.74%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 385 (25.80%) Degree
2 96 (6.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 61 (4.09%) PhD
4 53 (3.55%) Numerate Degree
5 31 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.34%) CCNP
7 18 (1.21%) CCNA
8 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.60%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.54%) MCP
11 7 (0.47%) MCSA
12 6 (0.40%) GSEC
13 5 (0.34%) EMCISA
13 5 (0.34%) EMCSA
13 5 (0.34%) VCP5
13 5 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.27%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.27%) LPIC
14 4 (0.27%) OSCP
14 4 (0.27%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.95%) QA
2 19 (1.27%) PMO
3 15 (1.01%) SLA
4 11 (0.74%) MiFID
5 3 (0.20%) GDPR
6 1 (0.067%) COBIT
6 1 (0.067%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.067%) EMIR
System Software
1 128 (8.58%) Active Directory
2 106 (7.10%) Docker
3 83 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 15 (1.01%) vSphere
6 12 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.54%) iptables
9 5 (0.34%) XenApp
10 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.20%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.20%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.20%) XenServer
12 2 (0.13%) NFS
12 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.067%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.067%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 58 (3.89%) Ansible
2 46 (3.08%) Terraform
3 41 (2.75%) SCCM
4 36 (2.41%) Puppet
5 33 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (2.01%) Kubernetes
7 24 (1.61%) Prometheus
8 17 (1.14%) AirWatch
9 13 (0.87%) Salt
10 11 (0.74%) Perfmon
10 11 (0.74%) SCOM
11 10 (0.67%) Nagios
12 8 (0.54%) Control-M
13 6 (0.40%) HP Fortify
13 6 (0.40%) Kibana
14 5 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.34%) PowerCLI
15 4 (0.27%) Grafana
15 4 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 164 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 152 (10.19%) Oracle
3 111 (7.44%) Bloomberg
4 108 (7.24%) Charles River
5 97 (6.50%) VMware
6 91 (6.10%) Reuters
7 77 (5.16%) Cisco
8 71 (4.76%) SimCorp
9 70 (4.69%) Calypso
10 67 (4.49%) Google
11 52 (3.49%) Citrix
12 51 (3.42%) FXall
13 49 (3.28%) MarketAxess
13 49 (3.28%) Tradeweb
14 37 (2.48%) Red Hat
15 34 (2.28%) NetApp
16 32 (2.14%) Sybase
17 17 (1.14%) HP
17 17 (1.14%) SolarWinds
18 16 (1.07%) F5