The table below looks at the statistics for FIX Protocol skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 708 715 692
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 184 174 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.41% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 157 133 166
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £32,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £85,000 £86,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
42258 42660 46897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.54% 39.74% 40.29%
Number of salaries quoted 35576 37010 41087
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend

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

FIX Protocol Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FIX Protocol
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FIX Protocol within the UK.

FIX Protocol Salary Trend in the UK

FIX Protocol
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 within the UK.

FIX Protocol Salary Histogram in the UK

FIX Protocol
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FIX Protocol within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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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
England -29 166 £55,000 - 23
London 0 151 £57,500 -4.16% 21
City of London +9 54 £55,000 -8.33% 12
Nottinghamshire +13 12 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Nottingham +11 12 £42,500 +34.92% 1
East Midlands -4 12 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Scotland - 6 £45,000 -
Glasgow - 6 £45,000 -
South East +1 1 - -
Birmingham -14 1 £45,000 -
Leeds -22 1 £70,000 +27.27%
West Midlands -23 1 £45,000 -5.26%
West Yorkshire -24 1 £70,000 +27.27%
Yorkshire -38 1 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Slough - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £47,500 -

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 210 (54.26%) UNIX
2 199 (51.42%) SQL
3 183 (47.29%) Finance
4 181 (46.77%) Linux
5 156 (40.31%) Front Office
6 137 (35.40%) Java
7 116 (29.97%) Low Latency
8 106 (27.39%) Windows
9 103 (26.61%) Banking
10 98 (25.32%) C++
11 95 (24.55%) Equities
12 94 (24.29%) Multithreading
13 86 (22.22%) Degree
14 82 (21.19%) Electronic Trading
15 76 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
16 75 (19.38%) Software Engineering
17 74 (19.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 62 (16.02%) SQL Server
19 58 (14.99%) Investment Banking
20 53 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
21 52 (13.44%) QA
21 52 (13.44%) Oracle
21 52 (13.44%) OO
22 50 (12.92%) Algorithmic Trading
23 42 (10.85%) C#
23 42 (10.85%) Shell Script
24 41 (10.59%) Middleware
25 40 (10.34%) Fixed Income
26 38 (9.82%) Data Structures
27 37 (9.56%) Perl

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 21 (5.43%) WebSphere
2 20 (5.17%) Apache
2 20 (5.17%) WebSphere Application Server
2 20 (5.17%) GlassFish
3 16 (4.13%) IIS
4 7 (1.81%) Mule
5 5 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.03%) GemFire
6 4 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Towers Watson Igloo
1 4 (1.03%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.26%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.72%) Firewall
2 17 (4.39%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.84%) WAN
4 10 (2.58%) LAN
4 10 (2.58%) VPN
5 7 (1.81%) LDAP
5 7 (1.81%) Multicast
6 5 (1.29%) Internet
6 5 (1.29%) DNS
6 5 (1.29%) DHCP
6 5 (1.29%) FTP
7 3 (0.78%) 4G
8 2 (0.52%) MPLS
8 2 (0.52%) BGP
9 1 (0.26%) VLAN
9 1 (0.26%) OSPF
9 1 (0.26%) 3G
9 1 (0.26%) SSL
9 1 (0.26%) VoIP
9 1 (0.26%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.01%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.88%) KDB
4 14 (3.62%) MySQL
5 13 (3.36%) RDBMS
6 12 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.29%) Big Data
9 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.78%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.26%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (7.49%) Git (software)
2 28 (7.24%) Subversion
3 25 (6.46%) Jenkins
3 25 (6.46%) Cucumber
4 11 (2.84%) Visual Studio
4 11 (2.84%) GCC
5 8 (2.07%) TeamCity
5 8 (2.07%) Maven
6 7 (1.81%) ClearCase
7 6 (1.55%) JIRA
7 6 (1.55%) Ant
7 6 (1.55%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (1.29%) IntelliJ
8 5 (1.29%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.03%) Hudson
9 4 (1.03%) GoogleTest
9 4 (1.03%) FitNesse
9 4 (1.03%) CppUnit
9 4 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.03%) NUnit
General
1 183 (47.29%) Finance
2 156 (40.31%) Front Office
3 103 (26.61%) Banking
4 58 (14.99%) Investment Banking
5 19 (4.91%) Marketing
6 8 (2.07%) Back Office
6 8 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.29%) Retail
7 5 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.03%) Games
9 3 (0.78%) Billing
10 2 (0.52%) Law
10 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 154 (39.79%) Developer
2 98 (25.32%) Analyst
3 73 (18.86%) Support Analyst
4 63 (16.28%) Applications Support
5 60 (15.50%) C++ Developer
6 48 (12.40%) Java Developer
7 32 (8.27%) Senior Developer
8 23 (5.94%) Applications Support Analyst
9 18 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (4.39%) Software Engineer
11 15 (3.88%) C# Developer
12 14 (3.62%) Senior C++ Developer
12 14 (3.62%) C++ Software Engineer
13 13 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (3.36%) Senior Java Developer
14 12 (3.10%) Technical Support
15 11 (2.84%) Technical Analyst
15 11 (2.84%) FX Support Analyst
16 10 (2.58%) FIX Analyst
16 10 (2.58%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.59%) Middleware
2 36 (9.30%) XML
3 35 (9.04%) JMS
4 28 (7.24%) STL
5 21 (5.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 20 (5.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 19 (4.91%) HTML
8 17 (4.39%) FpML
9 14 (3.62%) Rendezvous
10 12 (3.10%) .NET
10 12 (3.10%) Spring
11 11 (2.84%) MFC
11 11 (2.84%) Web Services
11 11 (2.84%) HTML5
12 10 (2.58%) Hibernate
13 9 (2.33%) ASP.NET
14 8 (2.07%) WPF
15 7 (1.81%) J2EE
16 5 (1.29%) JNI
16 5 (1.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 95 (24.55%) Equities
2 74 (19.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 53 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (10.34%) Fixed Income
5 38 (9.82%) Data Structures
6 31 (8.01%) Computer Science
7 25 (6.46%) Derivative
7 25 (6.46%) Hedge funds
8 22 (5.68%) Algorithms
9 16 (4.13%) Management Information System
10 13 (3.36%) Client/Server
11 12 (3.10%) Clustering
11 12 (3.10%) Replication
12 11 (2.84%) Equity Derivative
12 11 (2.84%) Open Source
13 8 (2.07%) Mathematics
13 8 (2.07%) Fat Client
13 8 (2.07%) Thin Client
14 5 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 5 (1.29%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 210 (54.26%) UNIX
2 181 (46.77%) Linux
3 106 (27.39%) Windows
4 22 (5.68%) Solaris
5 8 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.07%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.07%) Windows XP
6 7 (1.81%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.26%) VMS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (29.97%) Low Latency
2 94 (24.29%) Multithreading
3 82 (21.19%) Electronic Trading
4 76 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (19.38%) Software Engineering
6 52 (13.44%) OO
7 50 (12.92%) Algorithmic Trading
8 25 (6.46%) Project Management
9 23 (5.94%) Analytics
10 20 (5.17%) Risk Management
11 19 (4.91%) Product Management
11 19 (4.91%) TDD
12 16 (4.13%) Migration
13 15 (3.88%) Scrum
13 15 (3.88%) Incident Management
13 15 (3.88%) Configuration Management
14 14 (3.62%) E-Commerce
15 12 (3.10%) Asset Management
16 11 (2.84%) Process Management
16 11 (2.84%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 199 (51.42%) SQL
2 137 (35.40%) Java
3 98 (25.32%) C++
4 42 (10.85%) C#
4 42 (10.85%) Shell Script
5 37 (9.56%) Perl
6 34 (8.79%) Python
7 23 (5.94%) JavaScript
8 20 (5.17%) Groovy
9 13 (3.36%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.07%) C
11 6 (1.55%) VBA
12 5 (1.29%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.78%) Scala
14 1 (0.26%) Korn
14 1 (0.26%) AWK
14 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 86 (22.22%) Degree
2 8 (2.07%) MCP
2 8 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (2.07%) MCSE
3 3 (0.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.78%) DV Cleared
3 3 (0.78%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.26%) CCIE
5 1 (0.26%) CCNP
5 1 (0.26%) CCIP
5 1 (0.26%) CCNA
5 1 (0.26%) ISEB
5 1 (0.26%) IIBA
5 1 (0.26%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (13.44%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) MiFID
2 1 (0.26%) EMIR
2 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 20 (5.17%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (1.81%) ClearTrust
3 3 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (3.88%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (13.44%) Oracle
2 29 (7.49%) Sybase
2 29 (7.49%) Fidessa
3 27 (6.98%) TIBCO
4 26 (6.72%) Microsoft
5 16 (4.13%) Cisco
6 13 (3.36%) 29West
7 10 (2.58%) Reuters
7 10 (2.58%) Bloomberg
8 7 (1.81%) ION Trading
8 7 (1.81%) Calypso
9 5 (1.29%) HP
9 5 (1.29%) Charles River
9 5 (1.29%) MarketAxess
10 4 (1.03%) thinkFolio
11 3 (0.78%) Veritas
11 3 (0.78%) StreamBase
12 2 (0.52%) SunGard
12 2 (0.52%) IBM
13 1 (0.26%) GL TRADE
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