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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 256 234 212
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -22
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1256 1267 1545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.19% 1.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.91% 3.07% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1045 1007 1390
Average salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%

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
43140 41332 45262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.63% 38.85% 38.91%
Number of salaries quoted 33723 33581 38071
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 -25 1217 £70,000 +3.70% 168
London -12 1120 £70,000 - 157
City of London -38 312 £70,000 +3.70% 91
Scotland +4 33 £70,000 +55.55% 3
South East +2 29 £37,000 +5.71% 6
Glasgow -2 27 £70,000 +55.55% 2
South West -3 26 £62,500 +78.57%
Bournemouth - 24 - -
Dorset - 24 - -
Nottinghamshire +12 16 £43,250 +8.12%
Nottingham +11 16 £43,250 +8.12%
East Midlands 0 16 £43,250 +8.12%
Berkshire +4 15 £38,250 -45.35% 2
Windsor - 14 £38,250 -
Surrey +1 10 £32,000 +16.36% 4
Docklands, London +4 8 £82,500 +13.79%
East of England -2 8 - -
Birmingham -4 8 £55,500 +38.75% 1
West Midlands -7 8 £55,500 +38.75% 2
Canary Wharf -3 7 £80,000 -5.88%
Cambridge - 6 - -
Cambridgeshire - 6 - -
Northumberland - 5 - -
North East - 5 - - 1
North West -6 4 £37,500 +31.57% 1
Brentford -1 3 £62,500 +6.83%
Hounslow - 3 £50,000 -
Manchester - 3 £37,500 - 1
Weybridge - 3 £34,000 -
Stirling - 3 - -

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 1303 (50.88%) Finance
2 1038 (40.53%) Java
3 894 (34.91%) Front Office
4 847 (33.07%) Banking
5 840 (32.80%) Derivative
6 682 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
7 634 (24.76%) SQL
8 633 (24.72%) Multithreading
9 545 (21.28%) Equities
10 536 (20.93%) Investment Banking
11 523 (20.42%) Low Latency
12 512 (19.99%) C#
13 508 (19.84%) OO
14 477 (18.63%) Fixed Income
15 425 (16.60%) UNIX
16 393 (15.35%) Degree
17 368 (14.37%) .NET
18 345 (13.47%) C++
19 311 (12.14%) Back Office
20 297 (11.60%) Scrum
21 292 (11.40%) Oracle
22 288 (11.25%) Linux
23 257 (10.04%) HTML
24 251 (9.80%) TDD
25 247 (9.64%) Electronic Trading
26 231 (9.02%) Software Engineering
27 228 (8.90%) Risk Management
28 222 (8.67%) SQL Server
29 216 (8.43%) JavaScript
30 210 (8.20%) Python

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 45 (1.76%) IIS
2 31 (1.21%) Umbraco
3 29 (1.13%) TIBCO EMS
4 28 (1.09%) CMS
5 27 (1.05%) Apache
6 26 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 25 (0.98%) Node.js
8 24 (0.94%) Sitefinity
8 24 (0.94%) Orchard CMS
8 24 (0.94%) NServiceBus
9 23 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
10 19 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
10 19 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
11 18 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 16 (0.62%) SharePoint
13 15 (0.59%) MQSeries
14 14 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.55%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.55%) Confluence
15 12 (0.47%) Drupal
Applications
1 115 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 16 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
3 13 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.43%) MS Office
5 7 (0.27%) MS Project
6 5 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.078%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.078%) Stata
7 2 (0.078%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.078%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.039%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 38 (1.48%) Kondor+
2 37 (1.44%) Summit
3 33 (1.29%) RMDS
4 13 (0.51%) Front Arena
5 12 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.43%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 10 (0.39%) 3000 Xtra
7 10 (0.39%) Eikon
8 8 (0.31%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
10 6 (0.23%) Finacle
10 6 (0.23%) Temenos T24
10 6 (0.23%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.23%) Findur
11 5 (0.20%) LatentZero
11 5 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
12 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.16%) HiPortfolio
12 4 (0.16%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.31%) GitHub
2 5 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.078%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (1.95%) TCP/IP
2 45 (1.76%) Firewall
3 30 (1.17%) Multicast
4 21 (0.82%) DNS
5 18 (0.70%) HTTP
6 15 (0.59%) SAN
7 13 (0.51%) LAN
8 11 (0.43%) WAN
9 10 (0.39%) SSL
10 9 (0.35%) LDAP
10 9 (0.35%) VPN
11 6 (0.23%) VoIP
12 4 (0.16%) Intranet
13 3 (0.12%) DHCP
13 3 (0.12%) FTP
14 2 (0.078%) CTI
14 2 (0.078%) SSH
14 2 (0.078%) NFC
14 2 (0.078%) SWIFTNet
15 1 (0.039%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 193 (7.54%) Relational Database
3 129 (5.04%) RDBMS
4 84 (3.28%) MySQL
5 74 (2.89%) KDB
6 48 (1.87%) MongoDB
7 35 (1.37%) NoSQL
8 24 (0.94%) RavenDB
8 24 (0.94%) Oracle Database
8 24 (0.94%) Neo4j
9 21 (0.82%) Big Data
9 21 (0.82%) Data Mining
10 20 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 20 (0.78%) HBase
11 18 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 101 (3.94%) Subversion
2 59 (2.30%) Visual Studio
3 55 (2.15%) Git (software)
4 50 (1.95%) Selenium
5 45 (1.76%) JIRA
6 36 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (1.17%) WebDriver
7 30 (1.17%) Maven
7 30 (1.17%) NUnit
8 29 (1.13%) JUnit
9 28 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
10 21 (0.82%) Jenkins
11 19 (0.74%) TeamCity
12 15 (0.59%) Eclipse
12 15 (0.59%) Moq
13 14 (0.55%) SpecFlow
14 13 (0.51%) MSTest
15 10 (0.39%) PHPUnit
15 10 (0.39%) FitNesse
15 10 (0.39%) Behat
General
1 1303 (50.88%) Finance
2 894 (34.91%) Front Office
3 847 (33.07%) Banking
4 536 (20.93%) Investment Banking
5 311 (12.14%) Back Office
6 132 (5.15%) Financial Institution
7 100 (3.90%) Retail
8 62 (2.42%) Marketing
9 35 (1.37%) Telecoms
10 33 (1.29%) Legal
11 30 (1.17%) Games
12 24 (0.94%) Advertising
13 14 (0.55%) Law
14 13 (0.51%) International Banking
15 12 (0.47%) Italian Language
15 12 (0.47%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.43%) Publishing
17 7 (0.27%) French Language
18 6 (0.23%) General Ledger
19 5 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1354 (52.87%) Developer
2 562 (21.94%) Java Developer
3 456 (17.81%) Analyst
4 235 (9.18%) C# Developer
5 226 (8.82%) Business Analyst
6 225 (8.79%) Senior Developer
7 149 (5.82%) C++ Developer
8 142 (5.54%) Support Analyst
9 122 (4.76%) Applications Support
10 117 (4.57%) C# .NET Developer
11 109 (4.26%) Project Manager
12 98 (3.83%) .NET Developer
13 90 (3.51%) Lead Developer
14 89 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
15 86 (3.36%) Programmer
16 82 (3.20%) Team Leader
17 68 (2.66%) Applications Support Analyst
18 56 (2.19%) Excel Developer
19 52 (2.03%) FX Support Analyst
20 50 (1.95%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (14.37%) .NET
2 257 (10.04%) HTML
3 209 (8.16%) XML
4 176 (6.87%) WPF
5 165 (6.44%) Spring
6 164 (6.40%) HTML5
7 146 (5.70%) WCF
8 136 (5.31%) CSS
9 109 (4.26%) Web Services
9 109 (4.26%) Middleware
10 106 (4.14%) XML Messaging
11 104 (4.06%) JMS
12 102 (3.98%) ASP.NET
13 96 (3.75%) J2EE
14 90 (3.51%) REST
15 89 (3.48%) jQuery
16 84 (3.28%) Hibernate
17 81 (3.16%) .NET Framework
18 77 (3.01%) Rendezvous
18 77 (3.01%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 840 (32.80%) Derivative
2 545 (21.28%) Equities
3 477 (18.63%) Fixed Income
4 196 (7.65%) Computer Science
5 175 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
6 156 (6.09%) Mathematics
7 131 (5.12%) Hedge funds
8 104 (4.06%) Equity Derivative
9 84 (3.28%) Open Source
10 77 (3.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 73 (2.85%) Market Risk
12 59 (2.30%) Credit Risk
13 54 (2.11%) SWIFT
14 53 (2.07%) Credit Derivative
15 51 (1.99%) User Experience
16 46 (1.80%) Physics
17 37 (1.44%) Spread Betting
17 37 (1.44%) Grid Computing
18 33 (1.29%) Reference Data
19 30 (1.17%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 425 (16.60%) UNIX
2 288 (11.25%) Linux
3 151 (5.90%) Windows
4 65 (2.54%) Solaris
5 26 (1.02%) Android
6 24 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 22 (0.86%) NetWare
8 18 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.27%) HPUX
10 6 (0.23%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.12%) CentOS
12 3 (0.12%) AIX
13 2 (0.078%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.078%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.078%) Fedora
13 2 (0.078%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.039%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
2 633 (24.72%) Multithreading
3 523 (20.42%) Low Latency
4 508 (19.84%) OO
5 297 (11.60%) Scrum
6 251 (9.80%) TDD
7 247 (9.64%) Electronic Trading
8 231 (9.02%) Software Engineering
9 228 (8.90%) Risk Management
10 204 (7.97%) Algorithmic Trading
11 185 (7.22%) E-Commerce
12 175 (6.83%) Project Management
13 142 (5.54%) OOP
14 139 (5.43%) Mentoring
15 134 (5.23%) Business Analysis
16 123 (4.80%) MVC
17 119 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
18 117 (4.57%) Data Modelling
19 106 (4.14%) Analytics
20 96 (3.75%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1038 (40.53%) Java
2 634 (24.76%) SQL
3 512 (19.99%) C#
4 345 (13.47%) C++
5 216 (8.43%) JavaScript
6 210 (8.20%) Python
7 112 (4.37%) Perl
8 105 (4.10%) VBA
9 68 (2.66%) PHP
10 39 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 38 (1.48%) Ruby
12 35 (1.37%) PL/SQL
13 34 (1.33%) C
14 30 (1.17%) PHP5
15 28 (1.09%) Scala
16 25 (0.98%) Bash Shell
16 25 (0.98%) VB.NET
16 25 (0.98%) T-SQL
17 20 (0.78%) MATLAB
18 16 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 393 (15.35%) Degree
2 32 (1.25%) PhD
2 32 (1.25%) ISEB
3 21 (0.82%) ACCA
3 21 (0.82%) CIMA
4 18 (0.70%) ISTQB
5 16 (0.62%) PMI Certification
6 14 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (0.39%) CCNA
9 9 (0.35%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.20%) PMP
11 3 (0.12%) CISSP
12 2 (0.078%) MBA
12 2 (0.078%) CCA
12 2 (0.078%) CAPM
12 2 (0.078%) CISM
13 1 (0.039%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (5.86%) QA
2 47 (1.84%) Dodd-Frank
2 47 (1.84%) EMIR
3 18 (0.70%) Basel II
4 16 (0.62%) Basel III
5 12 (0.47%) Solvency II
5 12 (0.47%) COBIT
5 12 (0.47%) FATCA
6 11 (0.43%) SLA
7 3 (0.12%) GAAP
7 3 (0.12%) IAS 39
8 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.078%) COREP
9 1 (0.039%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.039%) UCITS
9 1 (0.039%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.039%) CRD IV
System Software
1 12 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.27%) ClearTrust
3 6 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.039%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.039%) KVM
4 1 (0.039%) Docker
4 1 (0.039%) Squid
4 1 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (0.16%) Puppet
4 3 (0.12%) SCCM
5 2 (0.078%) Control-M
6 1 (0.039%) Nagios
6 1 (0.039%) WMI
6 1 (0.039%) SCOM
6 1 (0.039%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.039%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.039%) Ansible
6 1 (0.039%) Netcool
Vendors
1 292 (11.40%) Oracle
2 206 (8.04%) Microsoft
3 144 (5.62%) TIBCO
4 120 (4.69%) Murex
5 118 (4.61%) Sybase
6 100 (3.90%) 29West
7 66 (2.58%) Calypso
8 59 (2.30%) Bloomberg
9 50 (1.95%) SunGard
10 47 (1.84%) Reuters
11 38 (1.48%) Informatica
12 33 (1.29%) Zend
12 33 (1.29%) Sitecore
13 30 (1.17%) SAP
14 25 (0.98%) Sun
15 24 (0.94%) EPiServer
16 21 (0.82%) Wall Street Systems
17 18 (0.70%) DevExpress
17 18 (0.70%) DataSynapse
18 17 (0.66%) IBM
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