The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 267 249 204
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -45
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 65 67 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.57% 0.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.39% 1.49% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 59 64 124
Average salary £62,500 £55,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £110,000 £76,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £40,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+17.28% -22.85%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
4677 4507 5220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 37.09% 38.42% 37.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4017 4015 4922
Average salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.96% +1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
London

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 53 (52.48%) Finance
2 43 (42.57%) Front Office
3 35 (34.65%) Electronic Trading
4 34 (33.66%) Java
5 32 (31.68%) Equities
6 29 (28.71%) Banking
7 28 (27.72%) UNIX
8 24 (23.76%) SQL
9 22 (21.78%) Low Latency
10 21 (20.79%) C++
10 21 (20.79%) Fidessa
11 20 (19.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (19.80%) Multithreading
12 18 (17.82%) Degree
13 16 (15.84%) Derivative
13 16 (15.84%) Investment Banking
14 15 (14.85%) Oracle
15 14 (13.86%) QA
16 12 (11.88%) Perl
17 11 (10.89%) Sybase
17 11 (10.89%) Python
17 11 (10.89%) Financial Institution
17 11 (10.89%) Computer Science
18 10 (9.90%) Asset Management
18 10 (9.90%) Windows
18 10 (9.90%) Linux
19 9 (8.91%) C#
19 9 (8.91%) Fixed Income
20 8 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
20 8 (7.92%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.97%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.99%) Confluence
2 1 (0.99%) GemFire
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) LatentZero
2 3 (2.97%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.98%) Capstone
3 2 (1.98%) Tesseract
3 2 (1.98%) Minerva
3 2 (1.98%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.97%) OSPF
2 3 (2.97%) Multicast
3 2 (1.98%) DNS
3 2 (1.98%) LAN
3 2 (1.98%) WAN
4 1 (0.99%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.97%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.98%) MySQL
4 1 (0.99%) KDB
4 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) JUnit
2 7 (6.93%) Maven
3 5 (4.95%) TestNG
4 3 (2.97%) EasyMock
4 3 (2.97%) Selenium
4 3 (2.97%) Concordion
5 2 (1.98%) Ant
5 2 (1.98%) JIRA
5 2 (1.98%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.99%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.99%) JBehave
6 1 (0.99%) Apache Ivy
General
1 53 (52.48%) Finance
2 43 (42.57%) Front Office
3 29 (28.71%) Banking
4 16 (15.84%) Investment Banking
5 11 (10.89%) Financial Institution
6 5 (4.95%) Back Office
7 2 (1.98%) Legal
7 2 (1.98%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.98%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.99%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 39 (38.61%) Analyst
2 28 (27.72%) Developer
3 18 (17.82%) Applications Support
4 16 (15.84%) Java Developer
4 16 (15.84%) Support Analyst
5 12 (11.88%) FIX Analyst
6 11 (10.89%) Applications Support Analyst
7 8 (7.92%) C++ Developer
8 7 (6.93%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Junior
9 5 (4.95%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.96%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.96%) Network Analyst
11 3 (2.97%) Systems Manager
11 3 (2.97%) Systems Support
11 3 (2.97%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.97%) Graduate
11 3 (2.97%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.92%) Spring
2 5 (4.95%) STL
2 5 (4.95%) Spring MVC
3 4 (3.96%) XML
3 4 (3.96%) XSLT
3 4 (3.96%) Rendezvous
4 3 (2.97%) FpML
4 3 (2.97%) Hibernate
4 3 (2.97%) J2EE
5 2 (1.98%) SOAP
5 2 (1.98%) JMS
5 2 (1.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (1.98%) Murex MxML
5 2 (1.98%) Web Services
5 2 (1.98%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.99%) REST
6 1 (0.99%) Autofac
6 1 (0.99%) Spring Web Flow
6 1 (0.99%) JPA
6 1 (0.99%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 32 (31.68%) Equities
2 20 (19.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (15.84%) Derivative
4 11 (10.89%) Computer Science
5 9 (8.91%) Fixed Income
6 5 (4.95%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (4.95%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (2.97%) Spread Betting
7 3 (2.97%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.97%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.98%) Replication
8 2 (1.98%) Clustering
8 2 (1.98%) Physics
8 2 (1.98%) DTCC
8 2 (1.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.99%) Open Source
9 1 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.99%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 28 (27.72%) UNIX
2 10 (9.90%) Windows
2 10 (9.90%) Linux
3 4 (3.96%) Solaris
4 2 (1.98%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.65%) Electronic Trading
2 22 (21.78%) Low Latency
3 20 (19.80%) Multithreading
4 10 (9.90%) Asset Management
5 8 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.92%) TDD
6 7 (6.93%) Scrum
6 7 (6.93%) OO
6 7 (6.93%) Algorithmic Trading
7 6 (5.94%) Incident Management
7 6 (5.94%) ITIL
7 6 (5.94%) Migration
7 6 (5.94%) MVC
8 5 (4.95%) E-Commerce
8 5 (4.95%) Project Management
9 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.96%) Risk Management
10 3 (2.97%) OOP
10 3 (2.97%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (2.97%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.66%) Java
2 24 (23.76%) SQL
3 21 (20.79%) C++
4 12 (11.88%) Perl
5 11 (10.89%) Python
6 9 (8.91%) C#
7 4 (3.96%) VB
8 3 (2.97%) VC++
8 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.98%) Scala
9 2 (1.98%) Ruby
9 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.98%) VBScript
9 2 (1.98%) C
10 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.99%) VBA
10 1 (0.99%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.99%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (17.82%) Degree
2 1 (0.99%) IIBA
2 1 (0.99%) CBAP
2 1 (0.99%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.86%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) EMIR
2 1 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (20.79%) Fidessa
2 15 (14.85%) Oracle
3 11 (10.89%) Sybase
4 5 (4.95%) Bloomberg
5 4 (3.96%) Charles River
5 4 (3.96%) Sun
5 4 (3.96%) TIBCO
5 4 (3.96%) thinkFolio
5 4 (3.96%) 29West
6 2 (1.98%) MarketAxess
6 2 (1.98%) Reuters
6 2 (1.98%) Murex
6 2 (1.98%) VMware
6 2 (1.98%) IBM
6 2 (1.98%) HP
6 2 (1.98%) Citrix
7 1 (0.99%) Informatica
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.99%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.99%) Infragistics
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