The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Foreign Exchange (FX)
London / City of London
Rank 120 97 96
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 112 206 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 2.27% 3.00% 2.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.75% 6.71% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 102 189 252
Median salary £81,250 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £102,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £47,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+16.40% -5.50%

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

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2357 3071 4544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 47.80% 44.65% 43.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2158 2655 3789
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £82,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Salary Trend in the City of London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Salary Histogram in the City of London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 147 (59.51%) Finance
2 116 (46.96%) Java
3 96 (38.87%) Front Office
4 82 (33.20%) Multithreading
5 77 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (30.77%) SQL
7 72 (29.15%) Low Latency
8 70 (28.34%) Banking
9 56 (22.67%) Unix
10 50 (20.24%) Fixed Income
11 49 (19.84%) Degree
12 45 (18.22%) Derivative
12 45 (18.22%) Linux
12 45 (18.22%) Electronic Trading
13 41 (16.60%) Mathematics
14 40 (16.19%) Equities
15 37 (14.98%) C++
16 31 (12.55%) Oracle
17 30 (12.15%) FIX Protocol
18 29 (11.74%) Investment Banking
19 28 (11.34%) C#
19 28 (11.34%) Windows
20 27 (10.93%) TIBCO
20 27 (10.93%) Concurrent Programming
20 27 (10.93%) Fintech
21 25 (10.12%) Risk Management
22 24 (9.72%) Computer Science
22 24 (9.72%) Hedge funds
23 22 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
23 22 (8.91%) Calypso

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 18 (7.29%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (2.43%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.02%) Apache
3 5 (2.02%) JBoss
4 3 (1.21%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.21%) Mule
5 2 (0.81%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.81%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.81%) nginx
6 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.02%) MS Office
3 3 (1.21%) MS Project
4 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.83%) Temenos T24
2 4 (1.62%) Eze OMS
2 4 (1.62%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.02%) DNS
2 4 (1.62%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.21%) DHCP
4 2 (0.81%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.81%) LDAP
5 1 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.10%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.24%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.83%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.83%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.43%) Big Data
5 6 (2.43%) MS Access
6 5 (2.02%) KDB
6 5 (2.02%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.02%) MySQL
7 3 (1.21%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.81%) DB2
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.81%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 18 (7.29%) Maven
2 14 (5.67%) Gradle
3 13 (5.26%) JIRA
4 8 (3.24%) JUnit
5 7 (2.83%) NUnit
6 6 (2.43%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.43%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.81%) Ant
8 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.81%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.81%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.81%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.81%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.81%) Subversion
9 1 (0.40%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.40%) Moq
9 1 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 147 (59.51%) Finance
2 96 (38.87%) Front Office
3 70 (28.34%) Banking
4 29 (11.74%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.45%) Back Office
6 9 (3.64%) Financial Institution
7 8 (3.24%) Advertising
8 3 (1.21%) French Language
9 2 (0.81%) Games
9 2 (0.81%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Retail
10 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (49.39%) Developer
2 73 (29.55%) Java Developer
3 44 (17.81%) Analyst
4 31 (12.55%) Team Leader
5 25 (10.12%) Senior Developer
6 19 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 17 (6.88%) Support Analyst
8 16 (6.48%) Senior Java Developer
9 15 (6.07%) C# Developer
10 14 (5.67%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 13 (5.26%) Core Java Developer
11 13 (5.26%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 12 (4.86%) C++ Developer
13 11 (4.45%) Applications Support
14 10 (4.05%) FX Business Analyst
14 10 (4.05%) Java Team Leader
14 10 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (4.05%) Technical Leader
14 10 (4.05%) Technical Team Leader
15 9 (3.64%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.15%) FIX Protocol
2 22 (8.91%) .NET
3 21 (8.50%) J2SE
4 13 (5.26%) HTML
4 13 (5.26%) JMS
5 12 (4.86%) Rendezvous
5 12 (4.86%) Spring
6 9 (3.64%) HTML5
6 9 (3.64%) Java SE
6 9 (3.64%) RESTful
6 9 (3.64%) TIBCO EMS
7 7 (2.83%) Middleware
7 7 (2.83%) XML
8 6 (2.43%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (2.02%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.02%) Swing
10 4 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.62%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.62%) WCF
10 4 (1.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.24%) Fixed Income
2 45 (18.22%) Derivative
3 40 (16.19%) Equities
4 27 (10.93%) Fintech
5 24 (9.72%) Computer Science
5 24 (9.72%) Hedge funds
6 16 (6.48%) Algorithms
7 14 (5.67%) Market Risk
8 10 (4.05%) Credit Risk
9 9 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.43%) Data Structures
11 5 (2.02%) Credit Derivative
11 5 (2.02%) N-Tier
11 5 (2.02%) OTC Derivatives
12 4 (1.62%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 4 (1.62%) SWIFT
13 3 (1.21%) Grid Computing
14 2 (0.81%) Equity Derivative
14 2 (0.81%) iSeries
14 2 (0.81%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 56 (22.67%) Unix
2 45 (18.22%) Linux
3 28 (11.34%) Windows
4 2 (0.81%) Solaris
4 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.81%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (33.20%) Multithreading
2 77 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (29.15%) Low Latency
4 45 (18.22%) Electronic Trading
5 41 (16.60%) Mathematics
6 27 (10.93%) Concurrent Programming
7 25 (10.12%) Risk Management
8 22 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (8.91%) Workflow
9 19 (7.69%) SDLC
10 18 (7.29%) Physics
10 18 (7.29%) Scrum
11 16 (6.48%) Line Management
12 14 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (5.67%) DevOps
13 13 (5.26%) Coaching
14 12 (4.86%) Analytics
14 12 (4.86%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (4.45%) Microservices
15 11 (4.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 116 (46.96%) Java
2 76 (30.77%) SQL
3 37 (14.98%) C++
4 28 (11.34%) C#
5 19 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 16 (6.48%) Python
7 10 (4.05%) Scala
8 9 (3.64%) MATLAB
8 9 (3.64%) R
8 9 (3.64%) VB
9 6 (2.43%) C
9 6 (2.43%) Haskell
9 6 (2.43%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.43%) VB.NET
9 6 (2.43%) VB6
10 5 (2.02%) Ruby
11 4 (1.62%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.62%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.62%) VBScript
12 3 (1.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (19.84%) Degree
2 3 (1.21%) PhD
3 1 (0.40%) CISA
3 1 (0.40%) CISM
3 1 (0.40%) CISSP
3 1 (0.40%) CRISC
3 1 (0.40%) PMP
3 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.48%) MiFID
2 13 (5.26%) QA
3 11 (4.45%) Dodd-Frank
3 11 (4.45%) EMIR
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.81%) NFS
2 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.81%) vSphere
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (2.02%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.81%) Ansible
3 2 (0.81%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.81%) HAProxy
3 2 (0.81%) Nagios
3 2 (0.81%) SCCM
3 2 (0.81%) SCOM
4 1 (0.40%) Control-M
Vendors
1 31 (12.55%) Oracle
2 27 (10.93%) TIBCO
3 22 (8.91%) Calypso
4 11 (4.45%) StreamBase
5 10 (4.05%) Bloomberg
5 10 (4.05%) Sybase
6 8 (3.24%) Charles River
6 8 (3.24%) Murex
7 7 (2.83%) jBASE
7 7 (2.83%) Temenos
8 6 (2.43%) Fidessa
8 6 (2.43%) Microsoft
8 6 (2.43%) Reuters
9 5 (2.02%) ION Trading
10 4 (1.62%) Eze Software Group
10 4 (1.62%) HP
10 4 (1.62%) IBM
10 4 (1.62%) Solace
11 3 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.21%) Wallstreet Suite
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