Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 347 405 410
Rank change year-on-year +58 +5 -78
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1,351 1,310 1,315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.74% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.18% 1.86% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,242 1,047 1,158
UK median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £45,000 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £112,500 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +73.33% +7.14% -41.67%

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 61,996 70,460 68,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.80% 40.05% 39.78%
Number of salaries quoted 47,363 55,633 55,653
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% -1.01%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 +60 1,336 £72,500 +3.57% 152
London +37 1,318 £72,500 - 148
UK excluding London +27 22 £65,000 +73.33% 5
North of England +48 9 £65,000 +23.81% 1
North West +46 9 £65,000 -13.33%
South East -10 7 £67,500 +170.00% 2
Scotland +13 5 £87,500 +34.62%
East of England +60 1 £27,500 -24.14%

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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.

1 928 (68.69%) Finance
2 696 (51.52%) SQL
3 537 (39.75%) C#
4 527 (39.01%) Python
5 487 (36.05%) Banking
6 470 (34.79%) Asset Management
7 429 (31.75%) Java
8 424 (31.38%) Front Office
9 422 (31.24%) Equities
10 415 (30.72%) Derivative
11 410 (30.35%) Fixed Income
12 397 (29.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 351 (25.98%) Investment Management
14 330 (24.43%) Software Engineering
15 315 (23.32%) .NET
16 313 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
17 287 (21.24%) Amazon AWS
18 283 (20.95%) Computer Science
19 256 (18.95%) C++
20 248 (18.36%) Degree
21 247 (18.28%) Windows
22 240 (17.76%) Linux
23 236 (17.47%) Oracle
24 229 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
25 218 (16.14%) SQL Server
26 173 (12.81%) DevOps
27 168 (12.44%) Perl
28 166 (12.29%) Fintech
29 164 (12.14%) Investment Banking
30 155 (11.47%) XML

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
1 141 (10.44%) Oracle Workflow
2 79 (5.85%) MS Exchange
3 61 (4.52%) Apache
4 59 (4.37%) Tomcat
5 25 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 24 (1.78%) Jupyter
7 20 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (0.67%) Confluence
8 9 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.52%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.22%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.15%) IIS
13 2 (0.15%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 92 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.074%) InVision
Business Applications
1 116 (8.59%) thinkFolio
2 55 (4.07%) Markit EDM
3 52 (3.85%) Front Arena
4 13 (0.96%) Eze OMS
5 9 (0.67%) Eagle PACE
6 6 (0.44%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.22%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.22%) LongView
7 3 (0.22%) Workfront
8 1 (0.074%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 287 (21.24%) Amazon AWS
2 229 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 136 (10.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 88 (6.51%) Office 365
5 85 (6.29%) SaaS
6 17 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.52%) IaaS
7 7 (0.52%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.37%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.30%) Serverless
11 3 (0.22%) GitHub
12 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.15%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.15%) Data Lake Analytics
12 2 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.15%) TCP/IP
2 46 (3.40%) Firewall
3 45 (3.33%) SAN
4 44 (3.26%) WAN
5 36 (2.66%) FIX Connectivity
6 29 (2.15%) LAN
7 24 (1.78%) DNS
8 22 (1.63%) WebEx
9 17 (1.26%) VPN
10 15 (1.11%) DHCP
10 15 (1.11%) VLAN
11 12 (0.89%) BGP
11 12 (0.89%) OSPF
12 11 (0.81%) Internet
12 11 (0.81%) Multicast
13 10 (0.74%) HTTP
14 8 (0.59%) FTP
14 8 (0.59%) Network Security
14 8 (0.59%) VoIP
15 7 (0.52%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (16.14%) SQL Server
2 90 (6.66%) NoSQL
3 77 (5.70%) Big Data
4 63 (4.66%) Relational Database
5 35 (2.59%) Crystal Reports
6 25 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (1.70%) MongoDB
8 21 (1.55%) KDB
9 20 (1.48%) Blockchain
9 20 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
10 18 (1.33%) MySQL
11 17 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.18%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (0.96%) Kdb+
15 12 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 7 (0.52%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.52%) Power BI
17 7 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 70 (5.18%) JIRA
2 66 (4.89%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.59%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (1.48%) Maven
6 17 (1.26%) Artifactory
7 15 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (0.74%) GitLab
9 9 (0.67%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.67%) NUnit
9 9 (0.67%) Vagrant
9 9 (0.67%) WinDbg
10 8 (0.59%) InstallShield
10 8 (0.59%) MSI
10 8 (0.59%) Plastic SCM
10 8 (0.59%) Subversion
10 8 (0.59%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.52%) HP UFT
11 7 (0.52%) Selenium
11 7 (0.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 928 (68.69%) Finance
2 487 (36.05%) Banking
3 424 (31.38%) Front Office
4 164 (12.14%) Investment Banking
5 68 (5.03%) Financial Institution
6 59 (4.37%) Back Office
7 58 (4.29%) French Language
7 58 (4.29%) German Language
7 58 (4.29%) Italian Language
7 58 (4.29%) Spanish Language
8 32 (2.37%) Legal
9 27 (2.00%) Law
10 11 (0.81%) Retail
11 7 (0.52%) Prime Brokerage
12 5 (0.37%) Games
12 5 (0.37%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.30%) Marketing
14 2 (0.15%) Advertising
14 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 547 (40.49%) Developer
2 254 (18.80%) C# Developer
3 127 (9.40%) Support Engineer
4 123 (9.10%) Analyst
5 117 (8.66%) Java Developer
6 113 (8.36%) Applications Support
6 113 (8.36%) Python Developer
7 112 (8.29%) SQL Developer
8 83 (6.14%) Software Engineer
9 81 (6.00%) Applications Engineer
10 75 (5.55%) .NET Developer
11 74 (5.48%) Senior Developer
12 73 (5.40%) Consultant
13 72 (5.33%) Applications Support Engineer
14 68 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
15 67 (4.96%) Junior
16 63 (4.66%) Architect
17 58 (4.29%) Lead Developer
18 57 (4.22%) Junior Developer
18 57 (4.22%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (23.32%) .NET
2 155 (11.47%) XML
3 153 (11.32%) FIX Protocol
4 138 (10.21%) AngularJS
5 132 (9.77%) ASP.NET
5 132 (9.77%) React
6 100 (7.40%) J2EE
7 82 (6.07%) CSS
8 77 (5.70%) HTML
9 70 (5.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 62 (4.59%) WebSockets
11 57 (4.22%) Web Services
12 55 (4.07%) SignalR
13 49 (3.63%) J2SE
14 48 (3.55%) WPF
15 41 (3.03%) HTML5
16 37 (2.74%) .NET Core
17 36 (2.66%) Pandas
18 30 (2.22%) Node.js
18 30 (2.22%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 422 (31.24%) Equities
2 415 (30.72%) Derivative
3 410 (30.35%) Fixed Income
4 397 (29.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 166 (12.29%) Fintech
6 142 (10.51%) Algorithms
7 139 (10.29%) Greenfield Project
8 122 (9.03%) Data Structures
9 75 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
10 44 (3.26%) Data Centre
10 44 (3.26%) User Experience
11 34 (2.52%) Public Cloud
12 28 (2.07%) OTC Derivatives
13 22 (1.63%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.48%) Cloud Native
15 16 (1.18%) Blog
16 15 (1.11%) Equity Derivative
17 14 (1.04%) Credit Risk
18 10 (0.74%) Credit Derivative
18 10 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 247 (18.28%) Windows
2 240 (17.76%) Linux
3 123 (9.10%) Unix
4 78 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 42 (3.11%) CentOS
6 27 (2.00%) Solaris
7 26 (1.92%) Fedora
8 16 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.96%) SUSE
10 13 (0.96%) Ubuntu
10 13 (0.96%) Windows 10
11 11 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.59%) AIX
13 8 (0.59%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.59%) HPUX
14 6 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (34.79%) Asset Management
2 351 (25.98%) Investment Management
3 330 (24.43%) Software Engineering
4 313 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
5 283 (20.95%) Computer Science
6 173 (12.81%) DevOps
7 154 (11.40%) Workflow
8 145 (10.73%) Mathematics
9 133 (9.84%) Wealth Management
10 126 (9.33%) Fund Management
11 121 (8.96%) Analytics
12 99 (7.33%) Microservices
13 86 (6.37%) Mentoring
14 83 (6.14%) OO
15 79 (5.85%) Portfolio Management
16 77 (5.70%) Physics
17 75 (5.55%) ITIL
18 73 (5.40%) Business Analysis
19 68 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
20 67 (4.96%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 696 (51.52%) SQL
2 537 (39.75%) C#
3 527 (39.01%) Python
4 429 (31.75%) Java
5 256 (18.95%) C++
6 168 (12.44%) Perl
7 151 (11.18%) JavaScript
8 121 (8.96%) PowerShell
9 120 (8.88%) Bash Shell
10 101 (7.48%) R
11 80 (5.92%) Ruby
12 53 (3.92%) PL/SQL
13 52 (3.85%) MATLAB
14 37 (2.74%) Bourne shell
14 37 (2.74%) Korn
15 27 (2.00%) C
16 22 (1.63%) TypeScript
17 17 (1.26%) Scala
18 15 (1.11%) VBA
19 14 (1.04%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 248 (18.36%) Degree
2 72 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (3.26%) PhD
4 28 (2.07%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (0.89%) MOS
7 10 (0.74%) A+ Certification
7 10 (0.74%) CCNP
8 8 (0.59%) CCIE
8 8 (0.59%) CISSP
9 7 (0.52%) CEH
10 6 (0.44%) CBAP
11 5 (0.37%) CFA
12 4 (0.30%) CCDP
13 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.15%) Master's Degree
14 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.074%) MPhil
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.77%) QA
2 17 (1.26%) PMO
3 8 (0.59%) SLA
4 6 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.37%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.22%) EMIR
6 3 (0.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 102 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 71 (5.26%) Docker
3 59 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.85%) vSphere
5 23 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.74%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (0.67%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.59%) XenApp
9 6 (0.44%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.15%) iptables
10 2 (0.15%) NFS
10 2 (0.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.074%) GPFS
11 1 (0.074%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 79 (5.85%) Ansible
2 56 (4.15%) Puppet
3 50 (3.70%) SCCM
4 44 (3.26%) Nagios
5 40 (2.96%) ZABBIX
6 38 (2.81%) Icinga
6 38 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (2.44%) Kubernetes
7 33 (2.44%) Salt
8 25 (1.85%) Terraform
9 12 (0.89%) SCOM
10 9 (0.67%) Perfmon
11 8 (0.59%) WSUS
12 7 (0.52%) Control-M
13 6 (0.44%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.44%) Prometheus
14 4 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
15 3 (0.22%) NetBackup
16 2 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
16 2 (0.15%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 236 (17.47%) Oracle
2 111 (8.22%) Google
3 105 (7.77%) Microsoft
4 100 (7.40%) Bloomberg
5 98 (7.25%) Reuters
6 70 (5.18%) Charles River
7 69 (5.11%) MarketAxess
7 69 (5.11%) Tradeweb
8 67 (4.96%) FXall
9 65 (4.81%) VMware
10 59 (4.37%) SimCorp
11 58 (4.29%) Calypso
12 53 (3.92%) Eze Software Group
12 53 (3.92%) ION Trading
13 50 (3.70%) Citrix
14 41 (3.03%) NetApp
14 41 (3.03%) SolarWinds
15 36 (2.66%) Cisco
16 35 (2.59%) Red Hat
17 20 (1.48%) Rackspace