The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 133 156 154
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -2
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 28 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 0.23% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.06% 0.62% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 10
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-0.52% +5.55%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1357 1131 1226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 45.75% 36.40% 36.67%
Number of salaries quoted 804 685 737
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,668 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Salary Trend in Scotland

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +1 25 £45,000 +5.88%
Stirling - 3 - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 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 Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 30 (85.71%) Fixed Income
2 28 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (77.14%) C++
3 27 (77.14%) Java
3 27 (77.14%) OO
3 27 (77.14%) Python
3 27 (77.14%) Risk Management
3 27 (77.14%) Market Risk
4 26 (74.29%) SQL
4 26 (74.29%) C#
5 25 (71.43%) Banking
6 23 (65.71%) NoSQL
7 18 (51.43%) Investment Banking
7 18 (51.43%) Derivative
8 16 (45.71%) Low Latency
9 12 (34.29%) Analytics
9 12 (34.29%) Unit Testing
10 11 (31.43%) Refactoring
10 11 (31.43%) FIX Protocol
10 11 (31.43%) Complex Event Processing
10 11 (31.43%) BDD
10 11 (31.43%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (31.43%) Electronic Trading
10 11 (31.43%) System Testing
10 11 (31.43%) BigTable
10 11 (31.43%) Relational Database
10 11 (31.43%) Risk Analytics
10 11 (31.43%) TDD
10 11 (31.43%) PostgreSQL

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 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 Foreign Exchange (FX). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (31.43%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (65.71%) NoSQL
2 11 (31.43%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (31.43%) BigTable
2 11 (31.43%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (31.43%) Relational Database
General
1 25 (71.43%) Banking
2 18 (51.43%) Investment Banking
3 11 (31.43%) Back Office
4 8 (22.86%) Finance
5 1 (2.86%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 28 (80.00%) Developer
2 19 (54.29%) Python Developer
3 13 (37.14%) C++ Developer
4 9 (25.71%) Analyst
4 9 (25.71%) Applications Developer
4 9 (25.71%) C++ Applications Developer
5 8 (22.86%) Senior Developer
6 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (11.43%) C++/C# Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Senior C++ Developer
7 4 (11.43%) Senior Python Developer
8 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) Senior Business Analyst
10 1 (2.86%) .NET Developer
10 1 (2.86%) Development Specialist
10 1 (2.86%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) FIX Protocol
1 11 (31.43%) Middleware
1 11 (31.43%) XML
1 11 (31.43%) XML Schema
2 4 (11.43%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.86%) Spring
3 1 (2.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (85.71%) Fixed Income
2 27 (77.14%) Market Risk
3 18 (51.43%) Derivative
4 7 (20.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 7 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (8.57%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (5.71%) Equities
6 2 (5.71%) Pricing Data
6 2 (5.71%) Reference Data
7 1 (2.86%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (2.86%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (2.86%) User Experience
7 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
1 3 (8.57%) Unix
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
1 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (77.14%) OO
2 27 (77.14%) Risk Management
3 16 (45.71%) Low Latency
4 12 (34.29%) Analytics
4 12 (34.29%) Unit Testing
5 11 (31.43%) BDD
5 11 (31.43%) Complex Event Processing
5 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (31.43%) Electronic Trading
5 11 (31.43%) Refactoring
5 11 (31.43%) Risk Analytics
5 11 (31.43%) System Testing
5 11 (31.43%) TDD
6 8 (22.86%) Market Making
7 4 (11.43%) Coaching
7 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.43%) Pair Programming
8 3 (8.57%) Change Management
8 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (77.14%) C++
1 27 (77.14%) Java
1 27 (77.14%) Python
2 26 (74.29%) C#
2 26 (74.29%) SQL
3 11 (31.43%) Ruby
3 11 (31.43%) XPath
4 7 (20.00%) Perl
5 4 (11.43%) Smalltalk
6 2 (5.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Control-M
1 3 (8.57%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Informatica
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle
1 3 (8.57%) Sun
1 3 (8.57%) Sybase
2 2 (5.71%) Bloomberg
2 2 (5.71%) Reuters