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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 270 265 239
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1180 1253 1296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.09% 1.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.61% 2.81% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 961 1032 1028
Average salary £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +10.00%

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
45255 44660 43197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.88% 38.87% 40.67%
Number of salaries quoted 36247 34744 34875
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 0 1166 £65,000 -7.14% 128
London -3 1074 £67,500 -3.57% 119
City of London +17 332 £65,000 -7.14% 50
East Midlands +27 46 £39,250 -10.79% 4
Nottinghamshire +12 40 £40,000 -9.09% 4
Nottingham +19 38 £41,250 -6.25% 4
Docklands, London +14 22 £80,000 +4.91%
South East -4 15 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Scotland -31 14 - - 3
East of England +18 13 £55,000 -
Glasgow -19 12 - -
North West +13 10 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Manchester +9 10 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Canary Wharf +2 10 £77,500 -3.12%
Berkshire +2 9 £47,500 +24.18% 2
Bedfordshire +18 8 - -
Luton +9 8 - -
Windsor +9 7 £47,500 +24.18% 1
Derbyshire - 6 £35,000 -
Birmingham +7 5 £54,000 +10.20% 1
West Midlands -13 5 £54,000 +10.20% 1
Derby - 5 £35,000 -
Bristol -21 4 £40,000 -
South West -30 4 £40,000 -36.00% 1
Essex - 3 £55,000 -
Brentwood - 3 £55,000 -
Hampshire +25 2 - -
Hounslow +7 2 £57,500 +4.54%
Stirling +6 2 - -
Oxfordshire -1 2 £97,500 +95.00%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1148 (55.01%) Finance
2 735 (35.22%) Java
3 718 (34.40%) SQL
4 695 (33.30%) Banking
5 638 (30.57%) Front Office
6 586 (28.08%) Derivative
7 583 (27.93%) Equities
8 524 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
9 486 (23.29%) Fixed Income
10 482 (23.10%) C#
11 414 (19.84%) UNIX
12 372 (17.82%) Investment Banking
13 353 (16.91%) Multithreading
14 348 (16.67%) .NET
15 337 (16.15%) Degree
16 326 (15.62%) C++
17 324 (15.52%) Linux
18 308 (14.76%) Low Latency
19 301 (14.42%) Windows
20 275 (13.18%) Back Office
21 265 (12.70%) Oracle
22 255 (12.22%) SDLC
23 239 (11.45%) Python
23 239 (11.45%) Risk Management
24 233 (11.16%) SQL Server
25 226 (10.83%) FIX Protocol
26 221 (10.59%) QA
27 208 (9.97%) Software Engineering
28 193 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
29 188 (9.01%) Microsoft

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 36 (1.72%) Node.js
2 35 (1.68%) IIS
3 30 (1.44%) WebLogic
4 21 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 14 (0.67%) JBoss
6 12 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.43%) NServiceBus
7 9 (0.43%) Apache
8 8 (0.38%) CMS
9 6 (0.29%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.24%) Tuxedo
11 4 (0.19%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.14%) Confluence
12 3 (0.14%) WordPress
12 3 (0.14%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.14%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.096%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 80 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.34%) MS Office
3 24 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 23 (1.10%) Mathematica
5 16 (0.77%) MS Project
6 5 (0.24%) Mingle
6 5 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (1.25%) MetaTrader
2 19 (0.91%) SAP FI
3 18 (0.86%) SAP CO
3 18 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
4 17 (0.81%) thinkFolio
4 17 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
6 13 (0.62%) SAP FSCM
7 12 (0.57%) ION MarketView
8 8 (0.38%) Endur
9 7 (0.34%) Misys Midas
10 6 (0.29%) Kondor+
11 4 (0.19%) LatentZero
12 3 (0.14%) Loan IQ
12 3 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
12 3 (0.14%) Summit
12 3 (0.14%) Adaptiv
12 3 (0.14%) RMDS
12 3 (0.14%) ACBS
13 2 (0.096%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.19%) SaaS
3 1 (0.048%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.34%) DNS
2 27 (1.29%) VPN
3 24 (1.15%) DHCP
4 22 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.01%) VLAN
6 20 (0.96%) Multicast
7 19 (0.91%) SAN
8 17 (0.81%) Internet
9 15 (0.72%) Firewall
10 14 (0.67%) Broadband
11 7 (0.34%) WAN
11 7 (0.34%) HTTP
12 6 (0.29%) FTP
12 6 (0.29%) LAN
13 3 (0.14%) Junos
13 3 (0.14%) tcpdump
13 3 (0.14%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.14%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.14%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 61 (2.92%) Relational Database
3 46 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 40 (1.92%) MySQL
5 35 (1.68%) KDB
6 34 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (0.91%) Data Mining
9 19 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
10 18 (0.86%) Hadoop
11 16 (0.77%) Big Data
12 14 (0.67%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (0.57%) QlikView
14 11 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (0.53%) Data Mart
15 10 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 89 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 85 (4.07%) Visual Studio
3 79 (3.79%) JIRA
4 76 (3.64%) Maven
5 67 (3.21%) Jenkins
6 63 (3.02%) Cucumber
6 63 (3.02%) JUnit
7 57 (2.73%) Git (software)
8 50 (2.40%) Selenium
9 48 (2.30%) NUnit
10 44 (2.11%) SpecFlow
11 37 (1.77%) FitNesse
12 28 (1.34%) Ant
13 27 (1.29%) WebDriver
14 24 (1.15%) JMeter
15 20 (0.96%) Subversion
15 20 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (0.67%) Apache Ivy
17 13 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
17 13 (0.62%) Jasmine
General
1 1148 (55.01%) Finance
2 695 (33.30%) Banking
3 638 (30.57%) Front Office
4 372 (17.82%) Investment Banking
5 275 (13.18%) Back Office
6 132 (6.32%) Retail
7 129 (6.18%) Financial Institution
8 82 (3.93%) Legal
9 54 (2.59%) Retail Banking
10 17 (0.81%) International Banking
11 15 (0.72%) Automotive
11 15 (0.72%) Advertising
11 15 (0.72%) Electronics
12 14 (0.67%) Multimedia
13 13 (0.62%) Telecoms
14 11 (0.53%) Marketing
14 11 (0.53%) Games
15 9 (0.43%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
16 7 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 877 (42.02%) Developer
2 529 (25.35%) Analyst
3 325 (15.57%) Java Developer
4 224 (10.73%) C# Developer
5 192 (9.20%) Support Analyst
6 185 (8.86%) Applications Support
7 159 (7.62%) Business Analyst
8 137 (6.56%) Senior Developer
9 118 (5.65%) Applications Support Analyst
10 106 (5.08%) C++ Developer
11 72 (3.45%) Consultant
12 68 (3.26%) .NET Developer
13 67 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
14 55 (2.64%) C# .NET Developer
15 53 (2.54%) Project Manager
16 52 (2.49%) Senior Java Developer
17 51 (2.44%) QA Analyst
18 44 (2.11%) Team Leader
19 43 (2.06%) Software Developer
20 41 (1.96%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (16.67%) .NET
2 226 (10.83%) FIX Protocol
3 150 (7.19%) WPF
4 149 (7.14%) WCF
4 149 (7.14%) HTML
5 139 (6.66%) XML
6 128 (6.13%) Spring
7 104 (4.98%) Web Services
8 100 (4.79%) ASP.NET
9 98 (4.70%) HTML5
10 79 (3.79%) JMS
11 73 (3.50%) jQuery
12 72 (3.45%) J2EE
13 71 (3.40%) AngularJS
14 62 (2.97%) Hibernate
15 61 (2.92%) Middleware
16 60 (2.87%) CSS
17 51 (2.44%) .NET Framework
17 51 (2.44%) Swing
18 45 (2.16%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 586 (28.08%) Derivative
2 583 (27.93%) Equities
3 486 (23.29%) Fixed Income
4 193 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
5 188 (9.01%) Hedge funds
6 180 (8.62%) Computer Science
7 140 (6.71%) Mathematics
8 95 (4.55%) Equity Derivative
9 73 (3.50%) Market Risk
10 59 (2.83%) Spread Betting
11 58 (2.78%) Credit Risk
11 58 (2.78%) Client/Server
12 57 (2.73%) Algorithms
13 52 (2.49%) Physics
14 50 (2.40%) Credit Derivative
15 40 (1.92%) Statistics
16 38 (1.82%) Reference Data
16 38 (1.82%) Mobile App
17 37 (1.77%) User Experience
17 37 (1.77%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 414 (19.84%) UNIX
2 324 (15.52%) Linux
3 301 (14.42%) Windows
4 36 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 35 (1.68%) Android
6 23 (1.10%) Solaris
7 20 (0.96%) Fedora
7 20 (0.96%) CentOS
8 19 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (0.91%) Mac OS X
9 17 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.38%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.096%) AIX
14 1 (0.048%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.048%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.048%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.048%) SUSE
14 1 (0.048%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (16.91%) Multithreading
3 308 (14.76%) Low Latency
4 255 (12.22%) SDLC
5 239 (11.45%) Risk Management
6 208 (9.97%) Software Engineering
7 186 (8.91%) OO
8 180 (8.62%) E-Commerce
9 169 (8.10%) TDD
9 169 (8.10%) Electronic Trading
10 155 (7.43%) Scrum
11 142 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
12 131 (6.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 130 (6.23%) Project Management
14 125 (5.99%) Analytics
15 123 (5.89%) Business Analysis
16 110 (5.27%) Test Automation
17 94 (4.50%) Asset Management
18 88 (4.22%) Algorithmic Trading
19 87 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 735 (35.22%) Java
2 718 (34.40%) SQL
3 482 (23.10%) C#
4 326 (15.62%) C++
5 239 (11.45%) Python
6 184 (8.82%) JavaScript
7 179 (8.58%) Perl
8 108 (5.17%) Shell Script
9 96 (4.60%) VBA
10 66 (3.16%) C
11 48 (2.30%) T-SQL
12 47 (2.25%) R
13 46 (2.20%) Bash Shell
14 45 (2.16%) MATLAB
14 45 (2.16%) Scala
15 43 (2.06%) Ruby
16 30 (1.44%) TypeScript
17 29 (1.39%) VB.NET
18 26 (1.25%) PowerShell
19 24 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 337 (16.15%) Degree
2 44 (2.11%) ISEB
3 41 (1.96%) PhD
4 33 (1.58%) CIMA
5 32 (1.53%) ACCA
6 22 (1.05%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (0.48%) Brainbench
10 8 (0.38%) CCNA
10 8 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.38%) CCA
11 6 (0.29%) CISSP
11 6 (0.29%) PMP
11 6 (0.29%) CISA
12 5 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.24%) MCSE
12 5 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (10.59%) QA
2 70 (3.35%) EMIR
2 70 (3.35%) Dodd-Frank
3 33 (1.58%) COBIT
4 32 (1.53%) MiFID
5 9 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.29%) CRD IV
7 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.19%) COREP
8 4 (0.19%) FINREP
8 4 (0.19%) SLA
9 2 (0.096%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.096%) BS7799
10 1 (0.048%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.048%) Basel III
10 1 (0.048%) Basel II
System Software
1 19 (0.91%) Postfix
1 19 (0.91%) NFS
1 19 (0.91%) Firmware
2 17 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.77%) Docker
4 12 (0.57%) VMware ESX
5 9 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.38%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.19%) HDFS
7 4 (0.19%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.048%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.048%) Xen
8 1 (0.048%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.25%) Puppet
3 15 (0.72%) Ansible
4 12 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.57%) Salt
5 11 (0.53%) Capistrano
5 11 (0.53%) SCOM
6 9 (0.43%) WMI
7 4 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.14%) Nagios
8 3 (0.14%) Oozie
9 2 (0.096%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.096%) Control-M
9 2 (0.096%) SCCM
10 1 (0.048%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.048%) logstash
10 1 (0.048%) Kibana
10 1 (0.048%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 265 (12.70%) Oracle
2 188 (9.01%) Microsoft
3 135 (6.47%) TIBCO
4 73 (3.50%) Bloomberg
5 66 (3.16%) Sybase
6 65 (3.11%) Murex
7 35 (1.68%) Wall Street Systems
7 35 (1.68%) SAP
7 35 (1.68%) Reuters
8 34 (1.63%) SunGard
9 28 (1.34%) Atlassian
10 27 (1.29%) Red Hat
11 26 (1.25%) VMware
12 25 (1.20%) StreamBase
13 16 (0.77%) HP
14 15 (0.72%) Atmel
14 15 (0.72%) Tableau
14 15 (0.72%) Mentor Graphics
14 15 (0.72%) Fujitsu
14 15 (0.72%) ION Trading
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis IT
Salary: health, Pension, dental, etc.
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Package + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £35,000 2nd Year OTE £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £60k plus attractive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £60k plus attractive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £60k plus attractive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £60k plus attractive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Health, Vision & Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40K - 60K
Posted: 3 days ago