Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Hedge fund
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 406 416 374
Rank change year-on-year +10 -42 +10
Permanent jobs citing Hedge funds 1337 1386 1902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.73% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.77% 1.77% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 981 1216 1637
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £34,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £112,500 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £57,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -34.78% -17.86% +55.56%

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 75372 78335 91307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.26% 41.03% 41.62%
Number of salaries quoted 56578 64226 73065
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 +19 1319 £70,000 - 75
London -12 1236 £70,000 - 64
UK excluding London +93 93 £37,500 -34.78% 11
South East +88 67 £20,000 -65.22% 11
Scotland +7 10 £34,250 -54.33%
South West +25 8 £51,250 -8.89%
Yorkshire - 6 £37,500 -
North of England - 6 £37,500 -
East of England +2 2 £36,250 -43.14%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, 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.

1 811 (60.66%) Finance
2 403 (30.14%) SQL
3 392 (29.32%) C#
4 366 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
5 352 (26.33%) Computer Science
6 336 (25.13%) Degree
7 325 (24.31%) Windows
8 262 (19.60%) SQL Server
9 255 (19.07%) .NET
10 244 (18.25%) Python
11 220 (16.45%) Microsoft
12 217 (16.23%) Java
13 201 (15.03%) Banking
14 196 (14.66%) Financial Institution
15 189 (14.14%) Linux
16 165 (12.34%) Asset Management
17 162 (12.12%) JavaScript
18 161 (12.04%) Active Directory
18 161 (12.04%) PowerShell
19 147 (10.99%) VMware
20 144 (10.77%) OO
21 141 (10.55%) Mathematics
22 137 (10.25%) C++
23 136 (10.17%) TDD
24 135 (10.10%) WPF
25 134 (10.02%) Unix
26 131 (9.80%) HTML
27 128 (9.57%) Investment Management
28 123 (9.20%) Equities
29 122 (9.12%) Fintech

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
1 115 (8.60%) MS Exchange
2 54 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (2.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 26 (1.94%) Apache Spark
6 14 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.60%) Ethereum
7 8 (0.60%) IIS
8 7 (0.52%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.45%) Apache
10 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.30%) Confluence
11 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.15%) Foswiki
13 2 (0.15%) WordPress
14 1 (0.075%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.075%) OpenStack
Applications
1 68 (5.09%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (2.92%) Microsoft Project
4 29 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.60%) Stata
6 4 (0.30%) Maple
7 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.075%) HipChat
8 1 (0.075%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (2.02%) thinkFolio
2 26 (1.94%) Markit EDM
3 21 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.30%) Front Arena
6 3 (0.22%) Bloomberg AIM
6 3 (0.22%) Summit
7 2 (0.15%) Advent Geneva
7 2 (0.15%) Tradar
8 1 (0.075%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.075%) Eikon
8 1 (0.075%) Orchestrade
8 1 (0.075%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (3.37%) GitHub
3 38 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (1.57%) Office 365
5 12 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (0.67%) Google App Engine
7 8 (0.60%) SaaS
8 7 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (0.52%) IaaS
8 7 (0.52%) Serverless
9 6 (0.45%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.45%) PaaS
10 5 (0.37%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.22%) Bluemix
11 3 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.22%) npm
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 71 (5.31%) SAN
2 62 (4.64%) TCP/IP
3 59 (4.41%) WAN
4 55 (4.11%) VPN
5 53 (3.96%) Firewall
6 45 (3.37%) LAN
7 43 (3.22%) DNS
8 36 (2.69%) DHCP
9 23 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
10 21 (1.57%) HTTP
11 19 (1.42%) BGP
12 18 (1.35%) Multicast
12 18 (1.35%) Wireless
13 17 (1.27%) NetScaler
14 13 (0.97%) Network Security
15 12 (0.90%) SNMP
16 10 (0.75%) OSPF
17 9 (0.67%) NAS
18 8 (0.60%) Kerberos
19 7 (0.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (19.60%) SQL Server
2 86 (6.43%) NoSQL
3 72 (5.39%) MongoDB
4 41 (3.07%) Relational Database
5 35 (2.62%) Big Data
5 35 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (1.65%) MySQL
7 20 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (0.90%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.75%) MS Access
11 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.67%) Blockchain
13 7 (0.52%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.52%) KDB
13 7 (0.52%) SAP HANA
14 6 (0.45%) InfluxDB
14 6 (0.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 59 (4.41%) JIRA
2 56 (4.19%) Git (software)
3 39 (2.92%) TeamCity
4 24 (1.80%) Jenkins
5 19 (1.42%) Mercurial
6 12 (0.90%) JUnit
7 7 (0.52%) NUnit
8 6 (0.45%) Gerrit
8 6 (0.45%) Maven
9 5 (0.37%) Mockito
9 5 (0.37%) Moq
9 5 (0.37%) MSTest
10 4 (0.30%) Grunt
10 4 (0.30%) Mocha
10 4 (0.30%) Subversion
11 3 (0.22%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.22%) Selenium
11 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.22%) webpack
General
1 811 (60.66%) Finance
2 201 (15.03%) Banking
3 196 (14.66%) Financial Institution
4 119 (8.90%) Front Office
5 109 (8.15%) Investment Banking
6 54 (4.04%) Back Office
7 51 (3.81%) Marketing
8 34 (2.54%) Games
9 29 (2.17%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.90%) German Language
11 8 (0.60%) Arabic Language
11 8 (0.60%) Hebrew Language
11 8 (0.60%) Law
11 8 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
12 7 (0.52%) Prime Brokerage
13 6 (0.45%) Retail
14 4 (0.30%) French Language
14 4 (0.30%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.15%) Advertising
16 1 (0.075%) Legal
Job Titles
1 559 (41.81%) Developer
2 235 (17.58%) C# Developer
3 180 (13.46%) Analyst
4 118 (8.83%) Senior Developer
5 93 (6.96%) Java Developer
6 83 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 79 (5.91%) Python Developer
8 78 (5.83%) Junior
9 74 (5.53%) Consultant
10 72 (5.39%) Business Analyst
11 69 (5.16%) .NET Developer
12 66 (4.94%) Senior C# Developer
13 65 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
14 61 (4.56%) C# .NET Developer
15 52 (3.89%) Software Developer
16 49 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
17 48 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
18 47 (3.52%) Support Engineer
19 41 (3.07%) Graduate
19 41 (3.07%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (19.07%) .NET
2 135 (10.10%) WPF
3 131 (9.80%) HTML
4 102 (7.63%) WCF
5 98 (7.33%) AngularJS
6 95 (7.11%) CSS
7 57 (4.26%) XML
8 44 (3.29%) ASP.NET
8 44 (3.29%) HTML5
8 44 (3.29%) LINQ
9 43 (3.22%) React
10 42 (3.14%) REST
10 42 (3.14%) Web Services
11 41 (3.07%) Node.js
12 40 (2.99%) Spring
13 39 (2.92%) FIX Protocol
13 39 (2.92%) jQuery
14 35 (2.62%) NumPy
15 29 (2.17%) .NET Framework
16 28 (2.09%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 352 (26.33%) Computer Science
2 123 (9.20%) Equities
3 122 (9.12%) Fintech
4 102 (7.63%) Greenfield Project
5 84 (6.28%) Fixed Income
6 76 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
7 71 (5.31%) Algorithms
8 55 (4.11%) Derivative
9 46 (3.44%) Data Centre
10 37 (2.77%) Market Risk
11 31 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 29 (2.17%) Data Structures
13 27 (2.02%) Blackberry
14 21 (1.57%) iPhone
15 20 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
16 17 (1.27%) User Experience
17 15 (1.12%) Credit Risk
17 15 (1.12%) iPad
18 12 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
19 11 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 325 (24.31%) Windows
2 189 (14.14%) Linux
3 134 (10.02%) Unix
4 105 (7.85%) Windows Server
5 81 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (5.76%) Windows 10
7 71 (5.31%) Windows 7
8 69 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (2.17%) Android
10 25 (1.87%) Apple iOS
11 16 (1.20%) Solaris
12 12 (0.90%) CentOS
13 10 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.75%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.67%) Debian
15 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.15%) VMS
17 1 (0.075%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (12.34%) Asset Management
3 144 (10.77%) OO
4 141 (10.55%) Mathematics
5 136 (10.17%) TDD
6 128 (9.57%) Investment Management
7 107 (8.00%) Multithreading
8 97 (7.26%) SDLC
9 95 (7.11%) Scrum
10 88 (6.58%) ITIL
11 86 (6.43%) Software Engineering
12 76 (5.68%) Analytics
13 75 (5.61%) Low Latency
14 70 (5.24%) DevOps
15 68 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
16 60 (4.49%) Microservices
17 57 (4.26%) Risk Management
18 55 (4.11%) Project Management
19 54 (4.04%) Unit Testing
20 53 (3.96%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 403 (30.14%) SQL
2 392 (29.32%) C#
3 244 (18.25%) Python
4 217 (16.23%) Java
5 162 (12.12%) JavaScript
6 161 (12.04%) PowerShell
7 137 (10.25%) C++
8 54 (4.04%) Perl
9 36 (2.69%) T-SQL
10 34 (2.54%) MATLAB
10 34 (2.54%) Scala
11 33 (2.47%) Ruby
12 27 (2.02%) F#
12 27 (2.02%) Haskell
12 27 (2.02%) R
13 26 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 26 (1.94%) PHP
14 23 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.35%) C
16 16 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 336 (25.13%) Degree
2 80 (5.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (3.22%) PhD
4 39 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (2.77%) CCNA
6 18 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
7 15 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.82%) CISSP
8 11 (0.82%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.75%) ISEB
10 9 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.60%) CCNP
11 8 (0.60%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.60%) MCSE
12 7 (0.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 4 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.22%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.22%) MCTS
14 3 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.22%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.74%) QA
2 21 (1.57%) SLA
3 15 (1.12%) PMO
4 10 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.67%) MiFID
6 7 (0.52%) AIFMD
6 7 (0.52%) UCITS
7 5 (0.37%) Basel III
8 3 (0.22%) COBIT
9 1 (0.075%) EMIR
System Software
1 161 (12.04%) Active Directory
2 100 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.24%) Docker
4 15 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (0.90%) XenApp
6 10 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.67%) LXC
8 6 (0.45%) Firmware
8 6 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.37%) vSphere
10 3 (0.22%) NFS
10 3 (0.22%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.15%) Ceph
11 2 (0.15%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.075%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.075%) etcd
12 1 (0.075%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (2.32%) SCCM
2 19 (1.42%) SCOM
3 15 (1.12%) AirWatch
3 15 (1.12%) Ansible
3 15 (1.12%) Puppet
4 13 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.60%) Control-M
5 8 (0.60%) Nagios
5 8 (0.60%) Terraform
6 7 (0.52%) Consul
6 7 (0.52%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.45%) CFEngine
7 6 (0.45%) Cobbler
7 6 (0.45%) collectd
7 6 (0.45%) Marathon
7 6 (0.45%) Mesos
7 6 (0.45%) rkt
7 6 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (0.45%) yum
8 5 (0.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 220 (16.45%) Microsoft
2 147 (10.99%) VMware
3 85 (6.36%) Cisco
4 68 (5.09%) Oracle
5 62 (4.64%) Citrix
6 54 (4.04%) Bloomberg
7 50 (3.74%) Reuters
8 39 (2.92%) Charles River
9 35 (2.62%) Sybase
10 33 (2.47%) NetApp
11 31 (2.32%) Dell
12 27 (2.02%) HP
13 22 (1.65%) Juniper
13 22 (1.65%) ServiceNow
14 21 (1.57%) BMC
14 21 (1.57%) Remedy
15 19 (1.42%) IBM
16 18 (1.35%) Veritas
17 17 (1.27%) LANDesk
17 17 (1.27%) Salesforce.com