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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 270 253 225
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -28
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 56 69 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.58% 0.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.28% 1.52% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 52 66 109
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £56,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £80,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
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
4361 4532 4988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 36.72% 38.32% 38.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3779 4084 4685
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 69 (56.56%) UNIX
2 66 (54.10%) Front Office
3 63 (51.64%) SQL
4 56 (45.90%) Banking
5 53 (43.44%) Java
6 46 (37.70%) Finance
7 39 (31.97%) Low Latency
8 34 (27.87%) Equities
9 31 (25.41%) Electronic Trading
10 28 (22.95%) Multithreading
11 25 (20.49%) Linux
12 24 (19.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (18.03%) Investment Banking
15 20 (16.39%) Software Engineering
15 20 (16.39%) Algorithmic Trading
16 18 (14.75%) C++
17 17 (13.93%) Derivative
18 16 (13.11%) C#
18 16 (13.11%) Fidessa
18 16 (13.11%) Fixed Income
19 15 (12.30%) Degree
20 13 (10.66%) Windows
21 12 (9.84%) TIBCO
22 11 (9.02%) Rendezvous
22 11 (9.02%) Project Management
22 11 (9.02%) Oracle
23 10 (8.20%) SQL Server
23 10 (8.20%) Sybase
23 10 (8.20%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (2.46%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.82%) GemFire
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.82%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.92%) LAN
1 6 (4.92%) WAN
2 4 (3.28%) VPN
3 2 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.64%) Firewall
4 1 (0.82%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.64%) KDB
3 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.82%) Hazelcast
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (4.10%) JUnit
2 4 (3.28%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (2.46%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.46%) Maven
3 3 (2.46%) Ant
4 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.64%) JIRA
4 2 (1.64%) TestNG
5 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.82%) EasyMock
5 1 (0.82%) Selenium
5 1 (0.82%) Subversion
5 1 (0.82%) JBehave
5 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.82%) Concordion
5 1 (0.82%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
General
1 66 (54.10%) Front Office
2 56 (45.90%) Banking
3 46 (37.70%) Finance
4 22 (18.03%) Investment Banking
5 8 (6.56%) Back Office
6 4 (3.28%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.46%) Marketing
8 1 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.82%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (31.15%) Developer
2 36 (29.51%) Analyst
3 29 (23.77%) Java Developer
4 25 (20.49%) Applications Support
5 24 (19.67%) Support Analyst
6 10 (8.20%) Applications Support Analyst
7 7 (5.74%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.74%) FIX Analyst
8 5 (4.10%) Junior
8 5 (4.10%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.10%) Senior Support Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) C++ Developer
9 4 (3.28%) Messaging Specialist
9 4 (3.28%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Junior Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) Production Support Analyst
10 3 (2.46%) QA Leader
10 3 (2.46%) Junior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.02%) Rendezvous
2 6 (4.92%) Middleware
2 6 (4.92%) XML
3 5 (4.10%) Web Services
3 5 (4.10%) .NET
4 4 (3.28%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.28%) XSLT
4 4 (3.28%) LINQ
5 3 (2.46%) Spring
5 3 (2.46%) FpML
5 3 (2.46%) STL
5 3 (2.46%) J2EE
5 3 (2.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (1.64%) Murex MxML
6 2 (1.64%) QuickFIX
6 2 (1.64%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.64%) JMS
6 2 (1.64%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.82%) WPF
7 1 (0.82%) Ehcache
Miscellaneous
1 34 (27.87%) Equities
2 24 (19.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (13.93%) Derivative
4 16 (13.11%) Fixed Income
5 7 (5.74%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.92%) DTCC
7 3 (2.46%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.64%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.64%) Clustering
8 2 (1.64%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.64%) Replication
9 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.82%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.82%) VWAP
9 1 (0.82%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.82%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 69 (56.56%) UNIX
2 25 (20.49%) Linux
3 13 (10.66%) Windows
4 4 (3.28%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.64%) AIX
6 1 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.97%) Low Latency
2 31 (25.41%) Electronic Trading
3 28 (22.95%) Multithreading
4 23 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (16.39%) Software Engineering
5 20 (16.39%) Algorithmic Trading
6 11 (9.02%) Project Management
7 8 (6.56%) Asset Management
8 7 (5.74%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.92%) TDD
9 6 (4.92%) Incident Management
9 6 (4.92%) Functional Programming
10 5 (4.10%) Workflow
11 4 (3.28%) Migration
11 4 (3.28%) Business Analysis
11 4 (3.28%) Fund Management
11 4 (3.28%) Problem Management
11 4 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (3.28%) Network Architecture
12 3 (2.46%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (51.64%) SQL
2 53 (43.44%) Java
3 18 (14.75%) C++
4 16 (13.11%) C#
5 10 (8.20%) Perl
5 10 (8.20%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.74%) Python
7 4 (3.28%) VBA
8 2 (1.64%) VBScript
9 1 (0.82%) VB
9 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.82%) C
9 1 (0.82%) Scala
9 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (12.30%) Degree
2 1 (0.82%) IIBA
2 1 (0.82%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) EMIR
2 1 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (13.11%) Fidessa
2 12 (9.84%) TIBCO
3 11 (9.02%) Oracle
4 10 (8.20%) Sybase
5 8 (6.56%) Bloomberg
6 5 (4.10%) HP
7 4 (3.28%) Reuters
7 4 (3.28%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.28%) MarketAxess
7 4 (3.28%) 29West
8 3 (2.46%) IBM
9 2 (1.64%) Sun
9 2 (1.64%) Murex
10 1 (0.82%) Green Hat
10 1 (0.82%) Terracotta
10 1 (0.82%) Radianz
10 1 (0.82%) Charles River
10 1 (0.82%) Algorithmics
10 1 (0.82%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.82%) thinkFolio
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