Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quantitative Investment
UK
6 months to
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 712 1039 1166
Rank change year-on-year +327 +127 +68
Permanent jobs citing Quantitative Investing 15 11 13
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.009% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 11
Median annual salary £77,500 £32,500 £95,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +138.46% -65.79% -
10th Percentile £50,000 £29,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £93,500 £36,350 £175,000
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 52,070 124,510 149,828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.19% 92.17% 92.03%
Number of salaries quoted 43,210 98,636 119,085
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +3.45%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +317 15 £77,500 +138.46% 3
London +235 15 £77,500 +138.46% 3

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 14 (93.33%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) Asset Management
3 6 (40.00%) Azure
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) Python
3 6 (40.00%) Quantitative Research
4 5 (33.33%) Decision-Making
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) AWS
4 5 (33.33%) Office 365
4 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (26.67%) Hedge funds
5 4 (26.67%) NumPy
5 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
5 4 (26.67%) Front Office
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Juniper
5 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
5 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (26.67%) Data Structures
5 4 (26.67%) Kubernetes
5 4 (26.67%) Public Cloud

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Azure
2 5 (33.33%) AWS
2 5 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (93.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 5 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Manager
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Manager
1 5 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 5 (33.33%) IT Support
1 5 (33.33%) IT Support Manager
1 5 (33.33%) Support Manager
2 4 (26.67%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Front Office Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Python Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Python Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) NumPy
1 4 (26.67%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Data Structures
2 4 (26.67%) Hedge funds
2 4 (26.67%) Public Cloud
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Fixed Income
4 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Asset Management
2 6 (40.00%) Quantitative Research
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Decision-Making
3 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) Analytics
4 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (26.67%) Data Transformation
4 4 (26.67%) DevOps
4 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Co-Creation
5 3 (20.00%) Data Analytics
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Attribution
6 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
7 1 (6.67%) Data Science
7 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
7 1 (6.67%) Quantitative Finance
7 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Python
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Arista
2 4 (26.67%) Juniper
2 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
3 2 (13.33%) Databricks