The table below looks at the statistics for FIX Protocol skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank - 246 257
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 0 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.084% 0.080%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 6
Average salary - £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-31.57% +11.76%
FIX Protocol
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2662 3343 3713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.56% 46.81% 49.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2254 2859 3304
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +7.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

FIX Protocol Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

FIX Protocol
Salary Trend in the North West

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

FIX Protocol Salary Trend in the North West

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 10 (100.00%) UNIX
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 9 (90.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (90.00%) ISEB
2 9 (90.00%) QA
3 7 (70.00%) Middleware
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (60.00%) Automation Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Fixed Income
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (40.00%) Selenium
7 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (30.00%) Telerik
7 3 (30.00%) .NET
7 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
8 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
8 2 (20.00%) Equities
8 2 (20.00%) C#
8 2 (20.00%) Open Source
8 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (20.00%) Market Making
9 1 (10.00%) Skype
9 1 (10.00%) Data Mapping
9 1 (10.00%) SWIFT

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Skype
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Tester
3 3 (30.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) Middleware
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) FIXML
3 1 (10.00%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (20.00%) Equities
2 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (10.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) UNIX
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Market Making
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Data Mapping
6 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) ISEB
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (90.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Telerik