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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 311 274 236
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -38
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 986 1177 1302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 1.03% 1.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.36% 2.57% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 830 929 1070
Average salary £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -

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
41732 45732 42175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.08% 39.89% 38.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33105 35890 34203
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 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
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 31 March 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 March 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
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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 -40 965 £70,000 +3.70% 129
London -10 925 £70,000 - 123
City of London -19 300 £75,000 +11.11% 61
South East -6 17 £51,250 +13.88% 3
Scotland +3 10 £55,000 +22.22%
East Sussex -17 10 £52,500 -
Docklands, London +5 9 £40,000 -50.00%
Brighton -14 9 £52,500 -
East of England +7 8 £30,000 -20.00%
East Midlands - 7 £37,500 - 2
Canary Wharf +9 6 £55,000 -31.25%
Derbyshire - 6 £37,500 - 2
Derby - 6 £37,500 - 2
Bedfordshire +14 5 - -
Luton +5 5 - -
Stirling -9 4 - -
Midlands - 4 - -
North West +3 3 £50,000 +39.86%
Glasgow -6 3 £60,000 +33.33%
Surrey -16 3 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Edinburgh +4 2 £50,000 -9.90%
Guildford +1 2 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Surbiton -2 2 - -
Hertfordshire -6 2 £30,000 -20.00%
Manchester -11 2 £35,375 -3.08%
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £30,000 -
Mayfair - 2 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire +17 1 - -
Merseyside +10 1 £110,000 -
Liverpool +9 1 £110,000 -

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1090 (58.13%) Finance
2 642 (34.24%) Java
3 601 (32.05%) Banking
4 532 (28.37%) Front Office
5 480 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
6 476 (25.39%) Derivative
7 470 (25.07%) SQL
8 430 (22.93%) Fixed Income
9 409 (21.81%) Investment Banking
10 386 (20.59%) Multithreading
11 377 (20.11%) C++
12 376 (20.05%) Equities
13 375 (20.00%) UNIX
14 336 (17.92%) C#
15 334 (17.81%) Low Latency
16 318 (16.96%) Linux
17 268 (14.29%) Degree
18 233 (12.43%) OO
19 226 (12.05%) .NET
20 217 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
21 208 (11.09%) JavaScript
22 205 (10.93%) Back Office
23 195 (10.40%) FIX Protocol
24 189 (10.08%) Windows
25 179 (9.55%) HTML
26 176 (9.39%) Microsoft
27 173 (9.23%) Scrum
28 172 (9.17%) SQL Server
29 169 (9.01%) TDD
30 167 (8.91%) Oracle

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 63 (3.36%) TIBCO EMS
2 58 (3.09%) Node.js
3 23 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 19 (1.01%) Apache
5 14 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
5 14 (0.75%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.69%) CMS
6 13 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
6 13 (0.69%) Umbraco
7 8 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (0.43%) GemFire
8 7 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.37%) nginx
8 7 (0.37%) IIS
8 7 (0.37%) JBoss
8 7 (0.37%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.32%) Sitefinity
9 6 (0.32%) Orchard CMS
9 6 (0.32%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 75 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.61%) MS Office
3 23 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.43%) Mathematica
5 7 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.27%) Mingle
7 4 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.16%) CPLEX
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 32 (1.71%) SAP FI
2 30 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
2 30 (1.60%) SAP CO
3 29 (1.55%) SAP FSCM
4 20 (1.07%) SAP ERP
5 16 (0.85%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 14 (0.75%) thinkFolio
6 14 (0.75%) RMDS
7 13 (0.69%) Temenos T24
7 13 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
7 13 (0.69%) Kondor+
7 13 (0.69%) Finacle
8 12 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
9 11 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (0.48%) ION MarketView
11 6 (0.32%) LatentZero
12 5 (0.27%) LongView
12 5 (0.27%) Endur
12 5 (0.27%) 3000 Xtra
13 4 (0.21%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.17%) SaaS
2 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.43%) GitHub
3 7 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.053%) PaaS
4 1 (0.053%) Office 365
4 1 (0.053%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.55%) Firewall
1 29 (1.55%) Multicast
2 24 (1.28%) Internet
3 22 (1.17%) VPN
4 21 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.64%) DNS
6 11 (0.59%) SAN
6 11 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (0.53%) BGP
8 9 (0.48%) VLAN
9 8 (0.43%) DHCP
10 7 (0.37%) EIGRP
10 7 (0.37%) OSPF
11 6 (0.32%) VoIP
12 5 (0.27%) Intranet
13 4 (0.21%) WAN
13 4 (0.21%) LAN
13 4 (0.21%) HTTP
14 3 (0.16%) PBX
14 3 (0.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 109 (5.81%) Relational Database
3 67 (3.57%) MySQL
4 36 (1.92%) RDBMS
5 35 (1.87%) KDB
6 33 (1.76%) Oracle Database
7 20 (1.07%) SAP HANA
8 14 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (0.69%) MongoDB
10 12 (0.64%) LogicBlox
11 11 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.53%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.53%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.53%) Big Data
13 9 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.37%) DB2
14 7 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (0.32%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 66 (3.52%) Visual Studio
2 43 (2.29%) GCC
3 38 (2.03%) Jenkins
4 37 (1.97%) Cucumber
5 35 (1.87%) Maven
6 33 (1.76%) NUnit
7 30 (1.60%) Subversion
7 30 (1.60%) GoogleTest
8 29 (1.55%) Git (software)
8 29 (1.55%) JIRA
9 26 (1.39%) JUnit
10 25 (1.33%) Selenium
11 24 (1.28%) TeamCity
12 22 (1.17%) SpecFlow
13 21 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (1.12%) FitNesse
14 18 (0.96%) WebDriver
15 16 (0.85%) CppUnit
16 14 (0.75%) Hudson
16 14 (0.75%) Grunt
General
1 1090 (58.13%) Finance
2 601 (32.05%) Banking
3 532 (28.37%) Front Office
4 409 (21.81%) Investment Banking
5 205 (10.93%) Back Office
6 110 (5.87%) Retail
7 82 (4.37%) Financial Institution
8 46 (2.45%) Games
9 38 (2.03%) Retail Banking
10 28 (1.49%) Legal
11 26 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 26 (1.39%) Telecoms
12 12 (0.64%) Electronics
13 11 (0.59%) Advertising
13 11 (0.59%) Marketing
14 10 (0.53%) Automotive
15 9 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.21%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.21%) Billing
17 3 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 867 (46.24%) Developer
2 418 (22.29%) Analyst
3 347 (18.51%) Java Developer
4 198 (10.56%) C++ Developer
5 180 (9.60%) Business Analyst
6 159 (8.48%) Support Analyst
6 159 (8.48%) C# Developer
7 134 (7.15%) Applications Support
8 100 (5.33%) Senior Developer
9 82 (4.37%) Consultant
10 81 (4.32%) Applications Support Analyst
11 59 (3.15%) Project Manager
12 49 (2.61%) Senior Java Developer
13 44 (2.35%) .NET Developer
13 44 (2.35%) Quantitative Developer
14 42 (2.24%) Architect
15 41 (2.19%) Programmer
16 39 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
17 38 (2.03%) C# .NET Developer
18 34 (1.81%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (12.05%) .NET
2 195 (10.40%) FIX Protocol
3 179 (9.55%) HTML
4 137 (7.31%) HTML5
5 121 (6.45%) XML
6 105 (5.60%) WPF
7 104 (5.55%) Spring
8 96 (5.12%) WCF
9 88 (4.69%) CSS
10 87 (4.64%) STL
11 57 (3.04%) Web Services
12 56 (2.99%) Middleware
13 55 (2.93%) JMS
14 54 (2.88%) J2EE
14 54 (2.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 53 (2.83%) Hibernate
16 52 (2.77%) AngularJS
17 49 (2.61%) CSS3
18 47 (2.51%) REST
18 47 (2.51%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 476 (25.39%) Derivative
2 430 (22.93%) Fixed Income
3 376 (20.05%) Equities
4 217 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
5 160 (8.53%) Hedge funds
6 144 (7.68%) Computer Science
7 81 (4.32%) Mathematics
8 58 (3.09%) Equity Derivative
9 55 (2.93%) Credit Risk
10 47 (2.51%) Spread Betting
11 42 (2.24%) User Experience
12 38 (2.03%) Open Source
13 36 (1.92%) Algorithms
14 31 (1.65%) Credit Derivative
15 30 (1.60%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 27 (1.44%) Market Risk
17 26 (1.39%) PMI
18 25 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
19 24 (1.28%) Contract for Difference
20 23 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 375 (20.00%) UNIX
2 318 (16.96%) Linux
3 189 (10.08%) Windows
4 29 (1.55%) Solaris
5 14 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (0.59%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.43%) CentOS
8 8 (0.43%) Fedora
8 8 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.21%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.21%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.16%) SUSE
12 3 (0.16%) Android
13 1 (0.053%) VMS
13 1 (0.053%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.053%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (20.59%) Multithreading
3 334 (17.81%) Low Latency
4 233 (12.43%) OO
5 173 (9.23%) Scrum
6 169 (9.01%) TDD
7 165 (8.80%) Risk Management
8 152 (8.11%) Business Analysis
9 148 (7.89%) E-Commerce
10 132 (7.04%) Project Management
11 131 (6.99%) Algorithmic Trading
12 117 (6.24%) Software Engineering
13 105 (5.60%) Electronic Trading
14 104 (5.55%) Analytics
15 96 (5.12%) User Acceptance Testing
16 92 (4.91%) ITIL
17 77 (4.11%) Change Management
18 69 (3.68%) Kanban
19 68 (3.63%) Continuous Integration
19 68 (3.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 642 (34.24%) Java
2 470 (25.07%) SQL
3 377 (20.11%) C++
4 336 (17.92%) C#
5 208 (11.09%) JavaScript
6 105 (5.60%) Python
7 103 (5.49%) Perl
8 68 (3.63%) C
9 66 (3.52%) VBA
10 51 (2.72%) Shell Script
11 42 (2.24%) Bash Shell
12 31 (1.65%) Scala
13 21 (1.12%) MATLAB
14 20 (1.07%) PL/SQL
15 19 (1.01%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.01%) VB.NET
16 18 (0.96%) Ruby
17 14 (0.75%) R
18 13 (0.69%) F#
18 13 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 268 (14.29%) Degree
2 47 (2.51%) ACCA
3 46 (2.45%) CIMA
4 29 (1.55%) PMI Certification
5 25 (1.33%) PhD
6 20 (1.07%) SAP Certification
7 18 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (0.96%) CCNA
8 16 (0.85%) ISEB
8 16 (0.85%) CCA
9 11 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (0.43%) CCNP
11 6 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.32%) Brainbench
11 6 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.16%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.16%) PMP
12 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (7.36%) QA
2 49 (2.61%) EMIR
3 47 (2.51%) Dodd-Frank
4 33 (1.76%) COBIT
5 19 (1.01%) SLA
6 8 (0.43%) Basel III
7 7 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.37%) MiFID
8 6 (0.32%) Basel II
9 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.21%) COREP
10 4 (0.21%) FINREP
11 3 (0.16%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.053%) FATCA
12 1 (0.053%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (0.85%) Firmware
2 12 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.43%) NFS
3 8 (0.43%) Postfix
4 7 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.053%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
2 9 (0.48%) Ansible
2 9 (0.48%) Puppet
3 8 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (0.21%) Nagios
5 4 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.16%) Control-M
6 3 (0.16%) RTView
6 3 (0.16%) Netcool
7 2 (0.11%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.053%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.053%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.053%) Salt
Vendors
1 176 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 167 (8.91%) Oracle
3 112 (5.97%) TIBCO
4 81 (4.32%) 29West
5 63 (3.36%) SAP
6 47 (2.51%) Murex
7 43 (2.29%) SunGard
8 41 (2.19%) Sybase
9 35 (1.87%) Bloomberg
9 35 (1.87%) Informatica
10 33 (1.76%) Wall Street Systems
11 26 (1.39%) Red Hat
12 24 (1.28%) Reuters
13 23 (1.23%) Cisco
13 23 (1.23%) Calypso
13 23 (1.23%) ION Trading
14 21 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
15 17 (0.91%) Charles River
16 13 (0.69%) Misys
17 12 (0.64%) IBM
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