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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 320 288 286
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -2
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 929 1008 1024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.98% 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.33% 2.49% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 810 807 882
Average salary £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £90,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%

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
39946 40425 41926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.73% 39.40% 38.32%
Number of salaries quoted 32278 31516 34930
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £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 30 January 2015 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 30 January 2015. 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 -32 914 £67,500 +3.84% 173
London -12 852 £70,000 +7.69% 159
City of London -21 257 £75,000 +15.38% 78
South East -41 24 £50,000 +14.28% 7
South West -10 11 £30,000 -50.00% 1
Scotland +1 10 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Windsor -5 10 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Berkshire -14 10 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Bournemouth - 10 - -
Dorset - 10 - -
Midlands - 8 - - 1
East Midlands - 7 £37,500 - 2
Derbyshire - 7 £37,500 - 2
Derby - 7 £37,500 - 2
Glasgow +6 6 £42,500 -5.55%
Docklands, London +1 5 £40,000 -50.00% 1
Birmingham -15 5 £65,000 +52.94%
West Midlands -17 5 £65,000 +52.94%
Surrey -22 5 £45,000 - 2
East Sussex - 4 £50,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Brighton - 4 £50,000 - 1
Guildford - 4 £40,750 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £60,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £21,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Darlington - 2 £42,500 -
Durham - 2 £42,500 -
North East - 2 £42,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 - 1

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1154 (57.61%) Finance
2 722 (36.05%) Java
3 703 (35.10%) Banking
4 646 (32.25%) Front Office
5 558 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
6 520 (25.96%) Derivative
7 499 (24.91%) SQL
8 477 (23.81%) Investment Banking
9 453 (22.62%) Multithreading
10 422 (21.07%) UNIX
11 421 (21.02%) Fixed Income
12 391 (19.52%) Low Latency
13 390 (19.47%) C++
14 382 (19.07%) Equities
15 351 (17.52%) OO
16 349 (17.42%) C#
17 300 (14.98%) Linux
18 247 (12.33%) .NET
19 244 (12.18%) Degree
20 230 (11.48%) JavaScript
21 229 (11.43%) FIX Protocol
22 219 (10.93%) HTML
23 216 (10.78%) Microsoft
24 210 (10.48%) TDD
25 203 (10.13%) Back Office
26 200 (9.99%) Scrum
27 194 (9.69%) Oracle
28 193 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
29 190 (9.49%) Windows
30 184 (9.19%) SQL Server

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 64 (3.20%) TIBCO EMS
2 43 (2.15%) Node.js
3 32 (1.60%) Tomcat
4 28 (1.40%) Apache
5 24 (1.20%) CMS
6 20 (1.00%) Umbraco
7 19 (0.95%) IIS
8 15 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
8 15 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
8 15 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 14 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
10 13 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.50%) JBoss
11 10 (0.50%) NServiceBus
11 10 (0.50%) Orchard CMS
11 10 (0.50%) Sitefinity
12 9 (0.45%) nginx
12 9 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.40%) Drupal
14 7 (0.35%) GemFire
Applications
1 82 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 39 (1.95%) MS Office
3 19 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.15%) CPLEX
9 2 (0.100%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.100%) Mingle
10 1 (0.050%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.050%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (1.20%) SAP FI
2 23 (1.15%) Kondor+
3 22 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
3 22 (1.10%) SAP CO
4 21 (1.05%) Finacle
4 21 (1.05%) SAP FSCM
4 21 (1.05%) Temenos T24
5 20 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
5 20 (1.00%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 18 (0.90%) SAP ERP
7 14 (0.70%) RMDS
8 12 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
8 12 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
9 10 (0.50%) Findur
10 9 (0.45%) ION MarketView
11 6 (0.30%) LatentZero
11 6 (0.30%) Markit EDM
12 5 (0.25%) 3000 Xtra
12 5 (0.25%) Front Arena
12 5 (0.25%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.00%) SaaS
2 12 (0.60%) GitHub
3 9 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.050%) IaaS
5 1 (0.050%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.95%) Firewall
2 22 (1.10%) Internet
3 16 (0.80%) Multicast
4 14 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.55%) HTTP
6 8 (0.40%) VPN
7 7 (0.35%) SAN
7 7 (0.35%) LDAP
8 6 (0.30%) Intranet
9 4 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.15%) OSPF
10 3 (0.15%) BGP
10 3 (0.15%) EIGRP
10 3 (0.15%) PBX
10 3 (0.15%) VoIP
11 2 (0.100%) DNS
11 2 (0.100%) NFC
12 1 (0.050%) VLAN
12 1 (0.050%) NAS
12 1 (0.050%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 147 (7.34%) Relational Database
3 67 (3.34%) MySQL
4 60 (3.00%) RDBMS
5 37 (1.85%) KDB
6 29 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 24 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 18 (0.90%) SAP HANA
9 17 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (0.80%) NoSQL
11 15 (0.75%) HBase
12 12 (0.60%) Big Data
13 11 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.50%) Neo4j
14 10 (0.50%) RavenDB
14 10 (0.50%) CouchDB
15 9 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 87 (4.34%) Visual Studio
2 50 (2.50%) Subversion
2 50 (2.50%) GCC
3 32 (1.60%) Maven
3 32 (1.60%) Selenium
4 30 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 30 (1.50%) GoogleTest
4 30 (1.50%) SpecFlow
5 29 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 29 (1.45%) NUnit
6 27 (1.35%) TeamCity
7 26 (1.30%) FitNesse
8 25 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (1.05%) WebDriver
9 21 (1.05%) JIRA
10 20 (1.00%) CppUnit
10 20 (1.00%) Jenkins
11 17 (0.85%) Eclipse
12 16 (0.80%) JUnit
13 13 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1154 (57.61%) Finance
2 703 (35.10%) Banking
3 646 (32.25%) Front Office
4 477 (23.81%) Investment Banking
5 203 (10.13%) Back Office
6 102 (5.09%) Retail
7 99 (4.94%) Financial Institution
8 51 (2.55%) Games
9 32 (1.60%) Retail Banking
10 28 (1.40%) Telecoms
11 25 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 21 (1.05%) Legal
13 20 (1.00%) Marketing
14 16 (0.80%) Advertising
15 12 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
16 9 (0.45%) Italian Language
16 9 (0.45%) Electronics
17 7 (0.35%) Automotive
18 4 (0.20%) Law
19 3 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1014 (50.62%) Developer
2 409 (20.42%) Java Developer
3 406 (20.27%) Analyst
4 225 (11.23%) C++ Developer
5 184 (9.19%) Support Analyst
6 162 (8.09%) C# Developer
7 148 (7.39%) Business Analyst
8 138 (6.89%) Applications Support
9 107 (5.34%) Senior Developer
10 93 (4.64%) Applications Support Analyst
11 86 (4.29%) Project Manager
12 73 (3.64%) Consultant
13 56 (2.80%) .NET Developer
14 53 (2.65%) Team Leader
15 52 (2.60%) Programmer
16 47 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
16 47 (2.35%) FX Support Analyst
17 46 (2.30%) Architect
18 44 (2.20%) Quantitative Developer
19 43 (2.15%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (12.33%) .NET
2 229 (11.43%) FIX Protocol
3 219 (10.93%) HTML
4 166 (8.29%) HTML5
5 149 (7.44%) XML
6 122 (6.09%) Spring
7 117 (5.84%) WPF
8 111 (5.54%) WCF
9 104 (5.19%) CSS
10 95 (4.74%) STL
11 74 (3.69%) Hibernate
12 68 (3.39%) Rendezvous
13 64 (3.20%) J2EE
14 63 (3.15%) Middleware
15 62 (3.10%) Web Services
16 60 (3.00%) ASP.NET
16 60 (3.00%) JMS
16 60 (3.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 59 (2.95%) .NET Framework
18 58 (2.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 520 (25.96%) Derivative
2 421 (21.02%) Fixed Income
3 382 (19.07%) Equities
4 193 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
5 129 (6.44%) Hedge funds
6 127 (6.34%) Computer Science
7 81 (4.04%) Mathematics
8 57 (2.85%) Open Source
9 56 (2.80%) Equity Derivative
10 55 (2.75%) Credit Risk
11 51 (2.55%) Algorithms
12 47 (2.35%) Spread Betting
13 36 (1.80%) User Experience
14 32 (1.60%) Contract for Difference
15 30 (1.50%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 30 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
16 28 (1.40%) Credit Derivative
16 28 (1.40%) Physics
17 21 (1.05%) iPad
17 21 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 422 (21.07%) UNIX
2 300 (14.98%) Linux
3 190 (9.49%) Windows
4 34 (1.70%) Solaris
5 12 (0.60%) Windows 7
6 11 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.30%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.20%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.20%) NetWare
10 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.15%) Android
12 2 (0.100%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.100%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.050%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.050%) CentOS
13 1 (0.050%) Fedora
13 1 (0.050%) SUSE
13 1 (0.050%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (27.86%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (22.62%) Multithreading
3 391 (19.52%) Low Latency
4 351 (17.52%) OO
5 210 (10.48%) TDD
6 200 (9.99%) Scrum
7 163 (8.14%) Software Engineering
8 156 (7.79%) Algorithmic Trading
9 143 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 140 (6.99%) E-Commerce
11 139 (6.94%) Project Management
12 138 (6.89%) Business Analysis
12 138 (6.89%) Electronic Trading
13 98 (4.89%) Analytics
14 84 (4.19%) OOP
15 75 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
16 73 (3.64%) ITIL
17 72 (3.59%) OOD
17 72 (3.59%) MVC
18 71 (3.54%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 722 (36.05%) Java
2 499 (24.91%) SQL
3 390 (19.47%) C++
4 349 (17.42%) C#
5 230 (11.48%) JavaScript
6 95 (4.74%) Python
7 85 (4.24%) Perl
8 64 (3.20%) C
9 52 (2.60%) VBA
10 50 (2.50%) Shell Script
11 29 (1.45%) Bash Shell
12 25 (1.25%) VB.NET
13 24 (1.20%) PHP
14 23 (1.15%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.10%) Scala
16 16 (0.80%) Ruby
17 14 (0.70%) ActionScript
17 14 (0.70%) T-SQL
18 13 (0.65%) F#
18 13 (0.65%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 244 (12.18%) Degree
2 31 (1.55%) CIMA
2 31 (1.55%) ACCA
3 25 (1.25%) PMI Certification
4 18 (0.90%) SAP Certification
5 17 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (0.85%) ISEB
5 17 (0.85%) CCNA
6 14 (0.70%) PhD
7 11 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (0.40%) CCA
9 7 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.25%) Brainbench
10 5 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.20%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.20%) PMP
12 3 (0.15%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.15%) CCNP
12 3 (0.15%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (6.69%) QA
2 42 (2.10%) EMIR
2 42 (2.10%) Dodd-Frank
3 18 (0.90%) COBIT
4 15 (0.75%) SLA
5 12 (0.60%) Basel II
6 7 (0.35%) Basel III
7 6 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.20%) MiFID
9 1 (0.050%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.050%) FATCA
9 1 (0.050%) GAAP
System Software
1 13 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.35%) Firmware
4 6 (0.30%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.050%) Postfix
5 1 (0.050%) Docker
5 1 (0.050%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
2 10 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.45%) Puppet
3 9 (0.45%) Ansible
3 9 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
4 5 (0.25%) Control-M
5 4 (0.20%) Netcool
6 3 (0.15%) RTView
7 2 (0.100%) Nagios
7 2 (0.100%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.100%) SCCM
8 1 (0.050%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 216 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 194 (9.69%) Oracle
3 131 (6.54%) TIBCO
4 89 (4.44%) 29West
5 62 (3.10%) SAP
6 56 (2.80%) Sybase
7 46 (2.30%) Murex
8 41 (2.05%) Informatica
9 35 (1.75%) Calypso
10 34 (1.70%) Bloomberg
11 31 (1.55%) SunGard
12 26 (1.30%) Reuters
13 25 (1.25%) ION Trading
14 24 (1.20%) Wall Street Systems
15 21 (1.05%) Misys
16 18 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
17 17 (0.85%) Sitecore
17 17 (0.85%) Charles River
18 14 (0.70%) IBM
19 13 (0.65%) Twitter
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
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City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Aston Carter
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Eximius Group Limited
Salary: bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Aquent
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum excellent benefits as well
Posted: 2 days ago
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Burns Sheehan
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Burns Sheehan
Salary: Highly Competitive
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Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus and Pension
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Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great Bens
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