The table below looks at the statistics for FIX Protocol skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 169 188 154
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -34
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 150 148 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.54% 1.26% 1.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.34% 3.38% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 134 139 177
Average salary £61,250 £60,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.08% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
FIX Protocol
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
3453 4385 4618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 35.43% 37.38% 39.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2937 3807 4162
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing FIX Protocol across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

FIX Protocol Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FIX Protocol across the City of London region.

FIX Protocol Salary Trend in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing FIX Protocol across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

FIX Protocol Salary Histogram in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing FIX Protocol 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 FIX Protocol.

1 177 (63.90%) Finance
2 161 (58.12%) SQL
3 115 (41.52%) Java
4 111 (40.07%) UNIX
5 100 (36.10%) Linux
6 88 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (26.71%) Front Office
7 74 (26.71%) Equities
8 65 (23.47%) Windows
8 65 (23.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 59 (21.30%) Degree
10 57 (20.58%) XML
11 42 (15.16%) Fixed Income
11 42 (15.16%) Multithreading
11 42 (15.16%) Electronic Trading
11 42 (15.16%) Low Latency
12 41 (14.80%) Derivative
12 41 (14.80%) SQL Server
13 39 (14.08%) JIRA
14 38 (13.72%) Oracle
15 36 (13.00%) QA
15 36 (13.00%) Back Office
16 31 (11.19%) Banking
16 31 (11.19%) Python
17 28 (10.11%) OO
17 28 (10.11%) Algorithmic Trading
18 25 (9.03%) Middleware
19 24 (8.66%) C++
19 24 (8.66%) Software Engineering
19 24 (8.66%) Computer Science

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing FIX Protocol 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 FIX Protocol. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.53%) NServiceBus
2 6 (2.17%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.81%) Confluence
4 4 (1.44%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.44%) JBoss
5 3 (1.08%) Apache
6 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.36%) Mule
7 1 (0.36%) MTS
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.36%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 10 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (6.86%) MetaTrader
2 15 (5.42%) thinkFolio
3 8 (2.89%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.72%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.36%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.36%) Capstone
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.58%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.81%) Firewall
2 5 (1.81%) LAN
2 5 (1.81%) WAN
3 2 (0.72%) FTP
3 2 (0.72%) VPN
4 1 (0.36%) DNS
4 1 (0.36%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.80%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.50%) RDBMS
2 18 (6.50%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.08%) MySQL
6 2 (0.72%) KDB
7 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (14.08%) JIRA
2 10 (3.61%) JUnit
3 9 (3.25%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.89%) Maven
5 6 (2.17%) JMeter
5 6 (2.17%) Selenium
6 5 (1.81%) Subversion
7 4 (1.44%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.44%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.44%) PowerBuilder
8 3 (1.08%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.72%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.72%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.72%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.36%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.36%) Hudson
10 1 (0.36%) Ant
General
1 177 (63.90%) Finance
2 74 (26.71%) Front Office
3 36 (13.00%) Back Office
4 31 (11.19%) Banking
5 14 (5.05%) Investment Banking
5 14 (5.05%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.17%) Legal
7 4 (1.44%) Retail
8 3 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (37.18%) Developer
2 62 (22.38%) Analyst
2 62 (22.38%) Java Developer
3 46 (16.61%) Senior Developer
4 43 (15.52%) Support Analyst
5 36 (13.00%) Applications Support
6 26 (9.39%) Senior Java Developer
7 18 (6.50%) C++ Developer
8 13 (4.69%) Business Analyst
9 12 (4.33%) Applications Support Analyst
9 12 (4.33%) Senior C++ Developer
10 10 (3.61%) Architect
11 9 (3.25%) QA Manager
12 8 (2.89%) .NET Developer
13 7 (2.53%) FIX Analyst
14 6 (2.17%) Data Architect
14 6 (2.17%) Team Leader
15 5 (1.81%) Junior
15 5 (1.81%) Integration Specialist
15 5 (1.81%) Production Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (20.58%) XML
2 25 (9.03%) Middleware
3 21 (7.58%) Spring
4 17 (6.14%) .NET
4 17 (6.14%) SOAP
5 16 (5.78%) HTML
6 15 (5.42%) Java SE
7 14 (5.05%) FpML
8 13 (4.69%) FIXML
9 10 (3.61%) XSLT
9 10 (3.61%) J2SE
10 9 (3.25%) Web Services
10 9 (3.25%) Hibernate
11 8 (2.89%) MSMQ
11 8 (2.89%) Ajax
11 8 (2.89%) J2EE
11 8 (2.89%) WCF
11 8 (2.89%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (2.53%) Swing
12 7 (2.53%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 74 (26.71%) Equities
2 65 (23.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 42 (15.16%) Fixed Income
4 41 (14.80%) Derivative
5 24 (8.66%) Computer Science
6 18 (6.50%) Hedge funds
7 14 (5.05%) SWIFT
7 14 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (4.69%) Statistics
9 12 (4.33%) Algorithms
10 9 (3.25%) Mathematics
11 6 (2.17%) Reference Data
11 6 (2.17%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.44%) Data Conversion
12 4 (1.44%) Physics
13 3 (1.08%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.72%) Data Integration
14 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
15 1 (0.36%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 111 (40.07%) UNIX
2 100 (36.10%) Linux
3 65 (23.47%) Windows
4 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (15.16%) Multithreading
2 42 (15.16%) Electronic Trading
2 42 (15.16%) Low Latency
3 28 (10.11%) Algorithmic Trading
3 28 (10.11%) OO
4 24 (8.66%) Software Engineering
5 22 (7.94%) Business Analysis
5 22 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (7.58%) Investment Management
6 21 (7.58%) TDD
6 21 (7.58%) Project Management
7 14 (5.05%) SDLC
7 14 (5.05%) API Integration
8 13 (4.69%) SOA
8 13 (4.69%) MVC
8 13 (4.69%) Test Automation
9 12 (4.33%) Unit Testing
9 12 (4.33%) Concurrent Programming
10 11 (3.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 161 (58.12%) SQL
2 115 (41.52%) Java
3 31 (11.19%) Python
4 24 (8.66%) C++
5 23 (8.30%) C#
6 22 (7.94%) Perl
7 18 (6.50%) Bash Shell
8 12 (4.33%) Shell Script
9 11 (3.97%) JavaScript
9 11 (3.97%) VBA
10 9 (3.25%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.53%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.81%) AWK
13 4 (1.44%) Scala
13 4 (1.44%) sed
14 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.08%) C
15 2 (0.72%) Korn
16 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.36%) F#
Qualifications
1 59 (21.30%) Degree
2 10 (3.61%) PhD
3 8 (2.89%) ISEB
4 5 (1.81%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.72%) CCNA
5 2 (0.72%) MCP
6 1 (0.36%) HNC
6 1 (0.36%) HND
6 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.00%) QA
2 9 (3.25%) SLA
3 3 (1.08%) EMIR
4 2 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.36%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.72%) KVM
3 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (2.89%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.72%) Puppet
3 2 (0.72%) Ansible
3 2 (0.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 38 (13.72%) Oracle
2 15 (5.42%) Bloomberg
3 9 (3.25%) Sun
4 8 (2.89%) Fidessa
4 8 (2.89%) Sybase
5 6 (2.17%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.17%) HP
6 5 (1.81%) Reuters
7 3 (1.08%) NYFIX
7 3 (1.08%) Cisco
7 3 (1.08%) VMware
7 3 (1.08%) Tradeweb
8 2 (0.72%) Portware
8 2 (0.72%) Currenex
8 2 (0.72%) SunGard
8 2 (0.72%) Calypso
8 2 (0.72%) Charles River
8 2 (0.72%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.36%) Juniper
9 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
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