The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT jobs advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 18 15 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 7 24 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 5.38% 10.48% 7.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.46% 16.67% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3 24 32
Average salary £80,000 £85,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Miscellaneous Category
Canary Wharf
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
52 144 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 40.00% 62.88% 52.02%
Number of salaries quoted 42 135 191
Average salary £70,000 £90,000 £82,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £60,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £98,000 £100,000 £110,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the Canary Wharf region.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Salary Trend in Canary Wharf

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) C++
2 10 (47.62%) Java
3 9 (42.86%) Derivative
4 8 (38.10%) C#
4 8 (38.10%) .NET
5 7 (33.33%) SQL
5 7 (33.33%) Equities
6 6 (28.57%) Banking
7 5 (23.81%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (23.81%) UNIX
7 5 (23.81%) Front Office
7 5 (23.81%) OO
7 5 (23.81%) SWIFT
8 4 (19.05%) Degree
8 4 (19.05%) QA
8 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
8 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (19.05%) TDD
9 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
9 3 (14.29%) Hedge funds
9 3 (14.29%) Wealth Management
9 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
9 3 (14.29%) Reuters
9 3 (14.29%) Bloomberg
9 3 (14.29%) Legal
9 3 (14.29%) Fixed Income
9 3 (14.29%) Firewall
9 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
9 3 (14.29%) DHCP

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Foreign Exchange (FX). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) DHCP
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) GDB
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 5 (23.81%) Front Office
4 3 (14.29%) Legal
4 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Team Leader
2 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) QA Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) .NET Team Leader
3 3 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Support Assistant
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Support Manager
3 3 (14.29%) IT Support Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior IT Manager
3 3 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Support Supervisor
3 3 (14.29%) IT Support Assistant
3 3 (14.29%) IT Assistant
3 3 (14.29%) IT Support
3 3 (14.29%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) STL
2 1 (4.76%) Pthreads
2 1 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Derivative
2 7 (33.33%) Equities
3 5 (23.81%) Equity Derivative
3 5 (23.81%) SWIFT
4 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (14.29%) Fixed Income
4 3 (14.29%) Hedge funds
5 2 (9.52%) PMI
6 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) UNIX
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) OO
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) TDD
2 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
3 3 (14.29%) Wealth Management
4 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
4 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.76%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C++
1 10 (47.62%) Java
2 8 (38.10%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 3 (14.29%) Murex
1 3 (14.29%) Citrix
1 3 (14.29%) Reuters
1 3 (14.29%) Bloomberg