Period
to 12 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Quantitative Investing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Quantitative Investing over the 6 months to 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quantitative Investment
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 760 1094 1164
Rank change year-on-year +334 +70 +40
Permanent jobs citing Quantitative Investing 10 1 18
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.001% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.001% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 7
Median annual salary £127,500 £50,000 £150,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +155.00% -66.67% +62.16%
10th Percentile £80,000 £50,000 £85,500
90th Percentile £180,000 £50,000 £182,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - £50,000 -

Quantitative Investing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 58,337 131,295 156,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.26% 92.21% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 46,626 103,291 124,391
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

Quantitative Investing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Quantitative Investing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Quantitative Investing in the UK

Quantitative Investing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Quantitative Investing.

Salary trend for Quantitative Investing in the UK

Quantitative Investing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Quantitative Investing over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Quantitative Investing in the UK

Quantitative Investing
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Quantitative Investing within the UK over the 6 months to 12 August 2020. 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 +328 10 £127,500 +155.00%
London - 10 £127,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, IT jobs citing Quantitative Investing 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 Quantitative Investing.

1 10 (100.00%) Python
2 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (80.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Azure
3 6 (60.00%) NoSQL
3 6 (60.00%) Quantitative Research
4 5 (50.00%) Kubernetes
4 5 (50.00%) Decision-Making
4 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (50.00%) Front Office
4 5 (50.00%) NumPy
4 5 (50.00%) Analytics
4 5 (50.00%) Data Transformation
4 5 (50.00%) Docker
4 5 (50.00%) DevOps
4 5 (50.00%) Pandas
4 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (50.00%) Data Structures
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Asset Management
5 4 (40.00%) Hedge funds
5 4 (40.00%) Co-Creation
5 4 (40.00%) Data Analytics
5 4 (40.00%) Performance Attribution
6 3 (30.00%) Code Optimisation

Quantitative Investing
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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) Python Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Python Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Front Office Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Java Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Python Software Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Quantitative Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Quant Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) NumPy
1 5 (50.00%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 4 (40.00%) Hedge funds
3 3 (30.00%) Equities
3 3 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Quantitative Research
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Analytics
3 5 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 5 (50.00%) Data Transformation
3 5 (50.00%) Decision-Making
3 5 (50.00%) DevOps
3 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Co-Creation
4 4 (40.00%) Data Analytics
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Attribution
5 3 (30.00%) Algorithmic Trading
5 3 (30.00%) Code Optimisation
5 3 (30.00%) Low Latency
5 3 (30.00%) OO
5 3 (30.00%) Systematic Trading
6 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Python
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) VMware