The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 330 282 281
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -1
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 918 1053 1108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.98% 0.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.21% 2.49% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 793 861 975
Average salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £90,000 £98,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.40%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
41462 42250 43872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.53% 39.20% 38.51%
Number of salaries quoted 33479 33214 36803
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Salary Trend in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Salary Histogram in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
(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
England -50 900 £67,500 +3.84% 73
London -24 827 £70,000 +3.70% 67
City of London -56 196 £70,000 +7.69% 36
South East -28 26 £45,000 +9.09% 3
South West -6 19 £40,000 -5.88%
Dorset - 16 - -
Bournemouth - 16 - -
Berkshire +13 13 £47,500 +35.71%
Scotland +10 13 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Windsor -6 12 £50,000 +5.26%
Birmingham -13 12 £50,000 +17.64%
West Midlands -17 12 £50,000 +17.64%
Surrey -18 10 £32,500 -23.52%
Glasgow +8 9 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Guildford - 5 £31,500 -
Midlands - 4 - - 2
East Midlands +19 3 £37,500 -42.30% 1
North West -14 3 £40,000 -15.78%
East of England - 3 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £35,000 -
Derbyshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
Derby - 3 £37,500 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 - - 1
Canary Wharf +11 2 £68,750 -19.11%
Yorkshire -21 2 £42,500 -
Ealing - 2 £62,500 -
Darlington - 2 £42,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £47,500 -
Liverpool - 2 £45,000 -
Peterborough - 2 £35,000 -

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1195 (55.95%) Finance
2 818 (38.30%) Java
3 782 (36.61%) Banking
4 714 (33.43%) Front Office
5 603 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
6 575 (26.92%) Derivative
7 556 (26.03%) SQL
8 516 (24.16%) Investment Banking
9 496 (23.22%) Multithreading
10 457 (21.40%) UNIX
11 428 (20.04%) Low Latency
12 426 (19.94%) Fixed Income
13 386 (18.07%) Equities
14 383 (17.93%) C#
15 379 (17.74%) OO
16 353 (16.53%) C++
17 297 (13.90%) Linux
18 279 (13.06%) .NET
19 259 (12.13%) Degree
20 254 (11.89%) FIX Protocol
21 244 (11.42%) Back Office
22 242 (11.33%) HTML
23 238 (11.14%) TDD
24 232 (10.86%) Scrum
25 228 (10.67%) JavaScript
26 225 (10.53%) Oracle
27 217 (10.16%) Microsoft
28 194 (9.08%) SQL Server
29 192 (8.99%) Windows
30 190 (8.90%) Software Engineering

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 66 (3.09%) TIBCO EMS
2 37 (1.73%) Tomcat
2 37 (1.73%) Node.js
3 34 (1.59%) Apache
4 32 (1.50%) IIS
5 30 (1.40%) CMS
6 25 (1.17%) Umbraco
7 23 (1.08%) WebSphere
8 20 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
9 17 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
10 14 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
10 14 (0.66%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.51%) JBoss
12 10 (0.47%) Joomla!
12 10 (0.47%) Sitefinity
12 10 (0.47%) Orchard CMS
12 10 (0.47%) NServiceBus
13 9 (0.42%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.42%) nginx
13 9 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 85 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.22%) MS Office
3 16 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 16 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.14%) CPLEX
8 2 (0.094%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.094%) MS Project
9 1 (0.047%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 29 (1.36%) Kondor+
2 22 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.98%) RMDS
4 18 (0.84%) Summit
4 18 (0.84%) SAP FI
5 17 (0.80%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 16 (0.75%) Finacle
6 16 (0.75%) Temenos T24
7 15 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
7 15 (0.70%) SAP CO
8 14 (0.66%) SAP FSCM
9 12 (0.56%) 3000 Xtra
9 12 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
10 11 (0.51%) Front Arena
11 10 (0.47%) Findur
11 10 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
12 8 (0.37%) Markit EDM
12 8 (0.37%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 8 (0.37%) SAP ERP
13 7 (0.33%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.66%) GitHub
2 9 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.42%) SaaS
3 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.69%) Firewall
2 26 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 21 (0.98%) Multicast
4 16 (0.75%) Internet
5 15 (0.70%) HTTP
6 9 (0.42%) LDAP
6 9 (0.42%) DNS
7 8 (0.37%) LAN
7 8 (0.37%) WAN
8 7 (0.33%) SSL
9 5 (0.23%) SAN
9 5 (0.23%) Intranet
10 4 (0.19%) VPN
11 2 (0.094%) PBX
11 2 (0.094%) VoIP
11 2 (0.094%) SSH
11 2 (0.094%) NFC
12 1 (0.047%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 160 (7.49%) Relational Database
3 78 (3.65%) RDBMS
4 60 (2.81%) MySQL
5 38 (1.78%) KDB
6 35 (1.64%) MongoDB
7 25 (1.17%) Oracle Database
8 21 (0.98%) HBase
8 21 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (0.84%) NoSQL
10 12 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (0.56%) Data Mining
11 10 (0.47%) CouchDB
11 10 (0.47%) RavenDB
11 10 (0.47%) Neo4j
11 10 (0.47%) Big Data
12 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.37%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 76 (3.56%) Visual Studio
2 68 (3.18%) Subversion
3 42 (1.97%) GCC
4 39 (1.83%) Maven
5 37 (1.73%) Git (software)
6 36 (1.69%) Selenium
7 31 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (1.31%) NUnit
9 27 (1.26%) SpecFlow
10 24 (1.12%) TeamCity
11 23 (1.08%) Cucumber
11 23 (1.08%) FitNesse
11 23 (1.08%) JIRA
12 22 (1.03%) WebDriver
12 22 (1.03%) GoogleTest
12 22 (1.03%) Jenkins
13 20 (0.94%) Eclipse
14 19 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
15 17 (0.80%) JUnit
15 17 (0.80%) CppUnit
General
1 1195 (55.95%) Finance
2 782 (36.61%) Banking
3 714 (33.43%) Front Office
4 516 (24.16%) Investment Banking
5 244 (11.42%) Back Office
6 125 (5.85%) Financial Institution
7 106 (4.96%) Retail
8 38 (1.78%) Games
9 32 (1.50%) Telecoms
10 31 (1.45%) Retail Banking
11 28 (1.31%) Marketing
12 24 (1.12%) Legal
13 18 (0.84%) Advertising
14 13 (0.61%) Law
14 13 (0.61%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
15 12 (0.56%) Italian Language
16 9 (0.42%) Publishing
17 4 (0.19%) International Banking
18 3 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1090 (51.03%) Developer
2 474 (22.19%) Java Developer
3 428 (20.04%) Analyst
4 189 (8.85%) C++ Developer
5 187 (8.75%) Support Analyst
6 165 (7.72%) C# Developer
7 161 (7.54%) Business Analyst
8 145 (6.79%) Applications Support
9 130 (6.09%) Senior Developer
10 99 (4.63%) Project Manager
10 99 (4.63%) Applications Support Analyst
11 70 (3.28%) Programmer
12 61 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
13 59 (2.76%) Consultant
13 59 (2.76%) Team Leader
14 57 (2.67%) .NET Developer
14 57 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
15 55 (2.57%) FX Support Analyst
16 52 (2.43%) Lead Developer
17 50 (2.34%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (13.06%) .NET
2 254 (11.89%) FIX Protocol
3 242 (11.33%) HTML
4 179 (8.38%) HTML5
5 168 (7.87%) XML
6 144 (6.74%) Spring
7 130 (6.09%) WPF
8 119 (5.57%) WCF
9 113 (5.29%) CSS
10 85 (3.98%) Hibernate
11 81 (3.79%) ASP.NET
12 80 (3.75%) J2EE
13 77 (3.60%) STL
14 73 (3.42%) Web Services
15 72 (3.37%) Middleware
16 70 (3.28%) .NET Framework
17 69 (3.23%) Rendezvous
18 67 (3.14%) XML Messaging
19 66 (3.09%) JMS
20 62 (2.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 575 (26.92%) Derivative
2 426 (19.94%) Fixed Income
3 386 (18.07%) Equities
4 169 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
5 120 (5.62%) Hedge funds
6 117 (5.48%) Computer Science
7 101 (4.73%) Mathematics
8 67 (3.14%) Equity Derivative
9 66 (3.09%) Algorithms
10 64 (3.00%) Open Source
11 50 (2.34%) Credit Risk
12 49 (2.29%) Spread Betting
13 48 (2.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 40 (1.87%) User Experience
15 37 (1.73%) Contract for Difference
16 35 (1.64%) Physics
17 30 (1.40%) Credit Derivative
17 30 (1.40%) Market Risk
18 26 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
19 24 (1.12%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 457 (21.40%) UNIX
2 297 (13.90%) Linux
3 192 (8.99%) Windows
4 50 (2.34%) Solaris
5 11 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.42%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.33%) NetWare
8 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.23%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.23%) HPUX
10 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.14%) Android
11 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.047%) VMS
12 1 (0.047%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.047%) AIX
12 1 (0.047%) SUSE
12 1 (0.047%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
2 496 (23.22%) Multithreading
3 428 (20.04%) Low Latency
4 379 (17.74%) OO
5 238 (11.14%) TDD
6 232 (10.86%) Scrum
7 190 (8.90%) Software Engineering
8 173 (8.10%) E-Commerce
9 167 (7.82%) Electronic Trading
10 160 (7.49%) Algorithmic Trading
11 155 (7.26%) Risk Management
12 134 (6.27%) Project Management
13 120 (5.62%) Business Analysis
14 102 (4.78%) OOP
14 102 (4.78%) Mentoring
15 85 (3.98%) Analytics
16 81 (3.79%) MVC
17 74 (3.46%) OOD
18 73 (3.42%) Data Modelling
18 73 (3.42%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 818 (38.30%) Java
2 556 (26.03%) SQL
3 383 (17.93%) C#
4 353 (16.53%) C++
5 228 (10.67%) JavaScript
6 109 (5.10%) Python
7 86 (4.03%) Perl
8 61 (2.86%) C
9 60 (2.81%) VBA
10 52 (2.43%) Shell Script
11 32 (1.50%) PL/SQL
12 28 (1.31%) Bash Shell
13 27 (1.26%) PHP
14 25 (1.17%) VB.NET
14 25 (1.17%) Scala
15 17 (0.80%) Ruby
16 15 (0.70%) ActionScript
17 12 (0.56%) T-SQL
17 12 (0.56%) F#
18 11 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 259 (12.13%) Degree
2 24 (1.12%) ISEB
3 23 (1.08%) ACCA
3 23 (1.08%) CIMA
4 21 (0.98%) PMI Certification
5 13 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (0.61%) CCNA
6 12 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.42%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.37%) SAP Certification
8 8 (0.37%) PhD
9 7 (0.33%) CCA
9 7 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.23%) Brainbench
12 3 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.14%) PMP
12 3 (0.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (6.60%) QA
2 48 (2.25%) Dodd-Frank
3 45 (2.11%) EMIR
4 14 (0.66%) Basel II
5 13 (0.61%) COBIT
6 12 (0.56%) SLA
7 10 (0.47%) Basel III
8 6 (0.28%) FATCA
9 5 (0.23%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.14%) MiFID
10 3 (0.14%) GAAP
10 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.094%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.047%) COREP
12 1 (0.047%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.047%) IAS 39
12 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.33%) ClearTrust
3 4 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.14%) Firmware
5 1 (0.047%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.047%) Squid
5 1 (0.047%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
1 13 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
2 9 (0.42%) Puppet
2 9 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.42%) Ansible
3 4 (0.19%) Netcool
4 3 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.14%) Control-M
4 3 (0.14%) SCCM
4 3 (0.14%) RTView
5 2 (0.094%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.094%) Nagios
6 1 (0.047%) SCOM
6 1 (0.047%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 225 (10.53%) Oracle
2 217 (10.16%) Microsoft
3 141 (6.60%) TIBCO
4 97 (4.54%) 29West
5 87 (4.07%) Sybase
6 75 (3.51%) Murex
7 47 (2.20%) Calypso
7 47 (2.20%) SAP
8 46 (2.15%) Bloomberg
9 43 (2.01%) SunGard
10 40 (1.87%) Reuters
11 39 (1.83%) Informatica
12 27 (1.26%) ION Trading
13 23 (1.08%) Sitecore
13 23 (1.08%) Sun
13 23 (1.08%) Misys
14 19 (0.89%) Wall Street Systems
15 15 (0.70%) Charles River
16 14 (0.66%) IBM
17 13 (0.61%) OpenLink
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