Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 244 284 346
Rank change year-on-year +40 +62 +80
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 847 1,412 1,386
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.13% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.37% 2.94% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 838 1,398 1,318
Median annual salary £100,000 £100,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +37.93% +3.57%
10th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £156,250 £157,500 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £65,000 £66,250
% change year-on-year -38.46% -1.89% +76.67%

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 25,120 48,074 59,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.48% 38.51% 39.61%
Number of salaries quoted 19,492 37,403 45,733
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.65%

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 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 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 +47 844 £100,000 - 80
London +30 835 £100,000 - 78
Work from Home -96 62 £100,000 -20.00% 20
UK excluding London +178 4 £40,000 -38.46% 3
Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £38,750 -
Channel Islands +4 1 £40,000 -66.67%
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 681 (80.40%) Finance
2 539 (63.64%) Python
3 465 (54.90%) Asset Management
4 432 (51.00%) AWS
5 423 (49.94%) Front Office
6 408 (48.17%) SQL
7 370 (43.68%) Fixed Income
8 348 (41.09%) Software Engineering
9 347 (40.97%) Web Services
10 342 (40.38%) Equities
11 340 (40.14%) Derivative
12 332 (39.20%) Java
13 325 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
14 311 (36.72%) Investment Management
15 260 (30.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 257 (30.34%) JavaScript
17 225 (26.56%) C#
18 218 (25.74%) React
19 216 (25.50%) AngularJS
20 189 (22.31%) Banking
21 172 (20.31%) Vue.js
22 154 (18.18%) Serverless
23 152 (17.95%) .NET
24 151 (17.83%) AWS Lambda
25 148 (17.47%) Greenfield Project
26 147 (17.36%) Azure
27 144 (17.00%) Fintech
28 141 (16.65%) Kubernetes
29 130 (15.35%) Microservices
30 126 (14.88%) GCP

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 84 (9.92%) Apache
2 29 (3.42%) Apache Airflow
3 19 (2.24%) Apache Spark
4 8 (0.94%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.71%) Confluence
6 6 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.24%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.24%) Luigi
9 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 67 (7.91%) Markit EDM
2 56 (6.61%) Eagle PACE
3 27 (3.19%) PolarLake
4 10 (1.18%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.12%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.12%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 432 (51.00%) AWS
2 154 (18.18%) Serverless
3 151 (17.83%) AWS Lambda
4 147 (17.36%) Azure
5 126 (14.88%) GCP
6 112 (13.22%) Amazon S3
7 99 (11.69%) Amazon EC2
8 59 (6.97%) Amazon ECS
9 49 (5.79%) Apigee
10 27 (3.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 8 (0.94%) Office 365
12 7 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (0.83%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.71%) Power Platform
13 6 (0.71%) SaaS
14 2 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
15 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.01%) DNS
3 13 (1.53%) Firewall
4 5 (0.59%) DHCP
4 5 (0.59%) LAN
4 5 (0.59%) Network Security
4 5 (0.59%) VPN
4 5 (0.59%) WAN
5 4 (0.47%) BGP
5 4 (0.47%) EIGRP
5 4 (0.47%) OSPF
5 4 (0.47%) Wireless
6 3 (0.35%) SSL
7 2 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.24%) HTTP
7 2 (0.24%) Internet
7 2 (0.24%) MPLS
7 2 (0.24%) VRRP
7 2 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 89 (10.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 63 (7.44%) MySQL
4 60 (7.08%) PostgreSQL
5 53 (6.26%) Amazon Redshift
6 41 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (3.78%) Apache Ignite
8 31 (3.66%) Relational Database
9 23 (2.72%) Redis
10 12 (1.42%) Big Data
10 12 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.30%) Flink
11 11 (1.30%) NoSQL
11 11 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.94%) Amazon Aurora
12 8 (0.94%) Data Lake
12 8 (0.94%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.94%) Tableau
13 7 (0.83%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 60 (7.08%) Jenkins
2 57 (6.73%) GitLab
3 49 (5.79%) Artifactory
4 9 (1.06%) JIRA
4 9 (1.06%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.59%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.47%) MSI
6 4 (0.47%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.35%) Selenium
8 2 (0.24%) JUnit
8 2 (0.24%) Maven
9 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.12%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.12%) JMeter
9 1 (0.12%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.12%) Mockito
9 1 (0.12%) NUnit
9 1 (0.12%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.12%) webpack
General
1 681 (80.40%) Finance
2 423 (49.94%) Front Office
3 189 (22.31%) Banking
4 105 (12.40%) Investment Banking
5 100 (11.81%) Back Office
6 18 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.59%) Games
8 4 (0.47%) Advertising
9 2 (0.24%) Legal
9 2 (0.24%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.12%) Marketing
10 1 (0.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 514 (60.68%) Developer
2 232 (27.39%) Software Engineer
3 216 (25.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 193 (22.79%) Python Developer
5 127 (14.99%) Python Engineer
6 112 (13.22%) Python Software Engineer
7 103 (12.16%) Analyst
8 99 (11.69%) AWS Engineer
9 94 (11.10%) AWS Developer
10 93 (10.98%) AWS Software Engineer
11 80 (9.45%) C# Developer
12 79 (9.33%) JavaScript Developer
13 71 (8.38%) Financial Analyst
14 69 (8.15%) Business Analyst
15 65 (7.67%) .NET Developer
16 59 (6.97%) Lead Developer
17 58 (6.85%) Java Developer
18 55 (6.49%) JavaScript Engineer
19 49 (5.79%) Finance Business Analyst
19 49 (5.79%) Finance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (40.97%) Web Services
2 218 (25.74%) React
3 216 (25.50%) AngularJS
4 172 (20.31%) Vue.js
5 152 (17.95%) .NET
6 111 (13.11%) .NET Core
7 64 (7.56%) Pandas
8 60 (7.08%) ASP.NET
8 60 (7.08%) gRPC
9 51 (6.02%) Node.js
10 49 (5.79%) NumPy
10 49 (5.79%) OAuth
10 49 (5.79%) Swagger
11 43 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 42 (4.96%) ASP.NET Core
13 25 (2.95%) CSS
14 24 (2.83%) Dask
14 24 (2.83%) HTML
15 20 (2.36%) HTML5
16 19 (2.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 370 (43.68%) Fixed Income
2 342 (40.38%) Equities
3 340 (40.14%) Derivative
4 260 (30.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 148 (17.47%) Greenfield Project
6 78 (9.21%) Reference Data
7 67 (7.91%) Algorithms
8 60 (7.08%) Credit Derivative
9 48 (5.67%) Data Structures
10 40 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (2.13%) Blog
13 16 (1.89%) User Experience
14 14 (1.65%) Pricing Data
15 7 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
16 6 (0.71%) Credit Risk
16 6 (0.71%) Private Cloud
16 6 (0.71%) SWIFT
17 5 (0.59%) Public Cloud
18 4 (0.47%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 107 (12.63%) Linux
2 32 (3.78%) Unix
3 28 (3.31%) Windows
4 12 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.47%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.12%) Android
9 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (54.90%) Asset Management
2 348 (41.09%) Software Engineering
3 325 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
4 311 (36.72%) Investment Management
5 144 (17.00%) Fintech
6 130 (15.35%) Microservices
7 116 (13.70%) Analytics
8 115 (13.58%) Portfolio Management
9 108 (12.75%) DevOps
10 99 (11.69%) Computer Science
11 85 (10.04%) Machine Learning
12 67 (7.91%) Migration
13 59 (6.97%) Artificial Intelligence
14 51 (6.02%) Mathematics
15 48 (5.67%) Data Management
15 48 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (4.84%) Wealth Management
17 34 (4.01%) Business Analysis
17 34 (4.01%) Enterprise Data Management
18 31 (3.66%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 539 (63.64%) Python
2 408 (48.17%) SQL
3 332 (39.20%) Java
4 257 (30.34%) JavaScript
5 225 (26.56%) C#
6 125 (14.76%) C++
7 113 (13.34%) TypeScript
8 101 (11.92%) Kotlin
9 70 (8.26%) R
10 50 (5.90%) Scala
11 32 (3.78%) Clojure
12 30 (3.54%) C
13 16 (1.89%) T-SQL
14 15 (1.77%) PowerShell
15 14 (1.65%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.65%) Go
16 13 (1.53%) VBA
17 12 (1.42%) PHP
18 9 (1.06%) Perl
19 5 (0.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 77 (9.09%) Degree
2 32 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (2.60%) Sun Certification
4 6 (0.71%) CCNP
4 6 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.59%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.59%) PhD
6 3 (0.35%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.12%) CCNA
7 1 (0.12%) CFA
7 1 (0.12%) CISM
7 1 (0.12%) CISSP
7 1 (0.12%) CRISC
7 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
1 3 (0.35%) QA
1 3 (0.35%) SLA
2 2 (0.24%) GDPR
2 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 115 (13.58%) Docker
2 23 (2.72%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (0.59%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.12%) HDFS
6 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 141 (16.65%) Kubernetes
2 37 (4.37%) Terraform
3 15 (1.77%) Ansible
4 12 (1.42%) SCCM
5 10 (1.18%) SCOM
6 5 (0.59%) PowerCLI
7 4 (0.47%) Packer
7 4 (0.47%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.24%) WSUS
9 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.12%) OpenView
9 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 87 (10.27%) Bloomberg
2 78 (9.21%) Google
3 49 (5.79%) Microsoft
4 38 (4.49%) Oracle
5 23 (2.72%) Reuters
6 22 (2.60%) FactSet
7 19 (2.24%) VMware
8 17 (2.01%) Palo Alto
9 14 (1.65%) Charles River
10 11 (1.30%) Calypso
11 10 (1.18%) Cisco
11 10 (1.18%) GoldenSource
11 10 (1.18%) SimCorp
12 9 (1.06%) Arista
13 8 (0.94%) Sybase
14 6 (0.71%) Fidessa
14 6 (0.71%) SAP
15 5 (0.59%) Juniper
16 4 (0.47%) Atlassian
16 4 (0.47%) F5