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 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 342 338 295
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -43
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 904 936 1060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.88% 1.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.10% 2.19% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 723 817 846
Average salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £95,000 £90,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-0.52% +5.55%

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
43044 42819 42980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.50% 40.22% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 34487 34634 33452
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 February 2016 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 February 2016. 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 -1 873 £75,000 +7.14% 150
London -18 811 £75,000 +7.14% 132
City of London +10 206 £80,000 +6.66% 42
Scotland +23 28 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Glasgow +1 25 £45,000 +5.88%
East of England +19 22 £41,500 +97.61% 9
South East +7 17 £75,000 +50.00% 4
Bedfordshire - 17 £26,000 - 8
Luton - 16 £26,000 - 7
Dorset +15 14 - - 1
Bournemouth +10 14 - - 1
South West -6 14 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £85,000 -
Birmingham -2 5 - - 1
West Midlands -13 5 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +10 4 £41,500 +97.61%
Surrey +9 4 £75,000 +57.89% 2
Canary Wharf +5 4 £53,750 -40.27%
Cambridge +2 4 £41,500 +97.61%
East Midlands 0 4 £38,750 +3.33%
Berkshire -15 4 £47,250 -5.50%
Stirling - 3 - -
Windsor +3 2 £47,250 -5.50%
Crawley +2 2 - -
West Sussex -4 2 - -
North Wales - 2 £27,500 -
Wales - 2 £27,500 -
Wrexham - 2 £27,500 -
Derbyshire -7 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Derby -8 1 £35,000 -6.66%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1175 (56.98%) Finance
2 823 (39.91%) Java
3 681 (33.03%) Front Office
4 668 (32.40%) Banking
5 626 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
6 588 (28.52%) SQL
7 556 (26.96%) Equities
8 538 (26.09%) Derivative
9 483 (23.42%) Fixed Income
10 451 (21.87%) Multithreading
11 443 (21.48%) Low Latency
12 435 (21.10%) Unix
13 418 (20.27%) Degree
14 385 (18.67%) C++
14 385 (18.67%) Investment Banking
15 373 (18.09%) C#
16 315 (15.28%) Linux
17 312 (15.13%) Electronic Trading
18 302 (14.65%) Python
19 252 (12.22%) .NET
20 242 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
21 239 (11.59%) JavaScript
22 235 (11.40%) Risk Management
23 224 (10.86%) Software Engineering
24 219 (10.62%) Oracle
25 210 (10.18%) OO
26 207 (10.04%) TDD
27 200 (9.70%) Computer Science
28 182 (8.83%) FIX Protocol
29 177 (8.58%) SDLC

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 33 (1.60%) Apache
2 27 (1.31%) Node.js
3 24 (1.16%) WebLogic
4 23 (1.12%) JBoss
5 21 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 17 (0.82%) Confluence
7 13 (0.63%) MQSeries
8 12 (0.58%) CMS
8 12 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (0.44%) IIS
10 9 (0.44%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.34%) GemFire
12 6 (0.29%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.24%) Mule
13 5 (0.24%) Mule ESB
13 5 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (0.24%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.19%) Kentico
Applications
1 67 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.84%) MS Office
3 21 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
4 20 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.29%) Mathematica
5 6 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.24%) MS Project
7 3 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.097%) Mingle
9 1 (0.048%) Maya
Business Applications
1 12 (0.58%) Kondor
2 9 (0.44%) MetaTrader
3 8 (0.39%) Salerio
4 7 (0.34%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.19%) Eikon
8 3 (0.15%) AWD
8 3 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
8 3 (0.15%) Eagle STAR
8 3 (0.15%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.15%) Summit
9 2 (0.097%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.048%) Aligne
10 1 (0.048%) GoldMine
10 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.048%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.048%) SAP Retail
10 1 (0.048%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.048%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (0.97%) GitHub
2 20 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.19%) Office 365
4 4 (0.19%) SaaS
5 1 (0.048%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.048%) IaaS
5 1 (0.048%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.70%) Multicast
2 24 (1.16%) Internet
3 23 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.92%) LAN
4 19 (0.92%) WAN
5 18 (0.87%) VPN
6 15 (0.73%) DNS
7 13 (0.63%) Firewall
8 12 (0.58%) DHCP
8 12 (0.58%) FTP
8 12 (0.58%) HTTP
9 7 (0.34%) SAN
10 5 (0.24%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.24%) InfiniBand
10 5 (0.24%) Intranet
11 4 (0.19%) DEFINITY
11 4 (0.19%) Network Security
11 4 (0.19%) SSL
12 3 (0.15%) SWIFTNet
12 3 (0.15%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 104 (5.04%) KDB
3 95 (4.61%) Relational Database
4 65 (3.15%) NoSQL
5 38 (1.84%) MongoDB
6 34 (1.65%) Oracle Database
7 27 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (1.31%) MySQL
8 26 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (1.07%) Hadoop
11 21 (1.02%) Data Mart
12 17 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (0.78%) DB2
14 15 (0.73%) Data Mining
14 15 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.68%) Datomic
15 14 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 77 (3.73%) JIRA
2 74 (3.59%) Jenkins
3 73 (3.54%) Maven
4 65 (3.15%) JUnit
5 58 (2.81%) Cucumber
6 53 (2.57%) Selenium
7 49 (2.38%) Git (software)
8 41 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (1.50%) Subversion
10 30 (1.45%) TeamCity
11 26 (1.26%) Jasmine
11 26 (1.26%) SpecFlow
12 24 (1.16%) FitNesse
13 22 (1.07%) Eclipse
14 20 (0.97%) WebDriver
15 18 (0.87%) Ant
16 15 (0.73%) EasyMock
17 14 (0.68%) Visual Studio
18 12 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
19 11 (0.53%) TestNG
General
1 1175 (56.98%) Finance
2 681 (33.03%) Front Office
3 668 (32.40%) Banking
4 385 (18.67%) Investment Banking
5 155 (7.52%) Back Office
6 133 (6.45%) Financial Institution
7 69 (3.35%) Retail
8 60 (2.91%) Legal
9 33 (1.60%) Games
10 24 (1.16%) Telecoms
11 20 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
12 19 (0.92%) Law
13 18 (0.87%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.53%) Advertising
14 11 (0.53%) Marketing
15 8 (0.39%) French Language
15 8 (0.39%) German Language
16 5 (0.24%) International Banking
17 4 (0.19%) Multimedia
18 3 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1081 (52.42%) Developer
2 475 (23.04%) Java Developer
3 433 (21.00%) Analyst
4 213 (10.33%) C++ Developer
5 206 (9.99%) Business Analyst
6 185 (8.97%) C# Developer
7 132 (6.40%) Senior Developer
8 131 (6.35%) Support Analyst
9 101 (4.90%) Applications Support
10 86 (4.17%) .NET Developer
11 85 (4.12%) Lead Developer
12 77 (3.73%) C# .NET Developer
13 76 (3.69%) Python Developer
14 75 (3.64%) Front Office Developer
15 73 (3.54%) Team Leader
16 69 (3.35%) Banking Analyst
17 65 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
18 61 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
19 60 (2.91%) FX Support Analyst
20 57 (2.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (12.22%) .NET
2 182 (8.83%) FIX Protocol
3 176 (8.54%) HTML
4 131 (6.35%) HTML5
5 128 (6.21%) Spring
6 115 (5.58%) AngularJS
7 109 (5.29%) WPF
8 108 (5.24%) CSS
9 89 (4.32%) J2SE
9 89 (4.32%) XML
10 88 (4.27%) JMS
11 86 (4.17%) WCF
12 80 (3.88%) STL
13 72 (3.49%) Web Services
14 70 (3.39%) TIBCO EMS
15 69 (3.35%) ASP.NET
15 69 (3.35%) Ultra Messaging
16 59 (2.86%) CSS3
17 57 (2.76%) jQuery
18 54 (2.62%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 556 (26.96%) Equities
2 538 (26.09%) Derivative
3 483 (23.42%) Fixed Income
4 242 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
5 200 (9.70%) Computer Science
6 176 (8.54%) Hedge funds
7 113 (5.48%) Equity Derivative
8 102 (4.95%) Mathematics
9 79 (3.83%) Fintech
10 78 (3.78%) Market Risk
11 64 (3.10%) Algorithms
12 63 (3.06%) User Experience
13 59 (2.86%) Credit Derivative
14 52 (2.52%) Physics
15 48 (2.33%) Data Structures
16 43 (2.09%) Management Information System
17 36 (1.75%) Credit Risk
18 33 (1.60%) Client/Server
19 31 (1.50%) Mobile Payment
20 28 (1.36%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 435 (21.10%) Unix
2 315 (15.28%) Linux
3 163 (7.90%) Windows
4 45 (2.18%) Solaris
5 30 (1.45%) Windows Server
6 20 (0.97%) Android
7 15 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.24%) CentOS
8 5 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.097%) AIX
10 2 (0.097%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.097%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.048%) Fedora
11 1 (0.048%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (21.87%) Multithreading
3 443 (21.48%) Low Latency
4 312 (15.13%) Electronic Trading
5 235 (11.40%) Risk Management
6 224 (10.86%) Software Engineering
7 210 (10.18%) OO
8 207 (10.04%) TDD
9 177 (8.58%) SDLC
10 156 (7.57%) Analytics
11 150 (7.27%) Scrum
12 142 (6.89%) Project Management
13 136 (6.60%) E-Commerce
14 134 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
15 130 (6.30%) Business Analysis
16 126 (6.11%) Algorithmic Trading
17 122 (5.92%) User Acceptance Testing
18 114 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
19 112 (5.43%) Concurrent Programming
20 101 (4.90%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 823 (39.91%) Java
2 588 (28.52%) SQL
3 385 (18.67%) C++
4 373 (18.09%) C#
5 302 (14.65%) Python
6 239 (11.59%) JavaScript
7 115 (5.58%) Perl
8 96 (4.66%) Shell Script
9 65 (3.15%) Scala
10 64 (3.10%) C
11 46 (2.23%) Ruby
12 43 (2.09%) Bash Shell
12 43 (2.09%) VBA
13 34 (1.65%) R
14 28 (1.36%) MATLAB
15 25 (1.21%) PL/SQL
15 25 (1.21%) XPath
16 23 (1.12%) T-SQL
17 21 (1.02%) VB.NET
18 17 (0.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 418 (20.27%) Degree
2 26 (1.26%) ACCA
2 26 (1.26%) CIMA
3 25 (1.21%) ISEB
3 25 (1.21%) PhD
4 14 (0.68%) Brainbench
4 14 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (0.58%) CISSP
6 10 (0.48%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.29%) CISA
8 6 (0.29%) MCSE
8 6 (0.29%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.24%) CISM
10 4 (0.19%) Avaya Certification
10 4 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.19%) HNC
10 4 (0.19%) HND
10 4 (0.19%) ISSAP
11 3 (0.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (8.24%) QA
2 61 (2.96%) MiFID
3 36 (1.75%) Dodd-Frank
4 34 (1.65%) EMIR
4 34 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (1.41%) COBIT
6 13 (0.63%) ISO27002
7 9 (0.44%) SLA
8 8 (0.39%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.29%) SEPA
10 5 (0.24%) Basel III
10 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.19%) COREP
11 4 (0.19%) CRD IV
11 4 (0.19%) FATCA
11 4 (0.19%) FINREP
12 3 (0.15%) TARGET2
13 2 (0.097%) COSO
13 2 (0.097%) SDET
System Software
1 19 (0.92%) Docker
2 18 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.34%) KVM
3 7 (0.34%) Xen
4 4 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.19%) vSphere
5 3 (0.15%) Firmware
6 2 (0.097%) HDFS
6 2 (0.097%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.097%) NFS
6 2 (0.097%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.048%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.048%) Postfix
7 1 (0.048%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 43 (2.09%) ITRS Geneos
2 38 (1.84%) Puppet
3 37 (1.79%) Ansible
4 32 (1.55%) Control-M
5 30 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.02%) Apache Shiro
7 10 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.48%) Salt
8 7 (0.34%) Capistrano
9 5 (0.24%) Kibana
9 5 (0.24%) logstash
9 5 (0.24%) TIBCO Hawk
10 3 (0.15%) SCCM
11 2 (0.097%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.097%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.097%) Nagios
11 2 (0.097%) SCOM
12 1 (0.048%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.048%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.048%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 219 (10.62%) Oracle
2 147 (7.13%) TIBCO
3 114 (5.53%) Microsoft
4 82 (3.98%) Sybase
5 67 (3.25%) Bloomberg
6 57 (2.76%) Murex
7 38 (1.84%) Reuters
8 28 (1.36%) Solace
8 28 (1.36%) Wall Street Systems
9 27 (1.31%) SunGard
10 23 (1.12%) Informatica
10 23 (1.12%) Sun
11 22 (1.07%) VMware
12 17 (0.82%) Charles River
13 13 (0.63%) Calypso
13 13 (0.63%) Cisco
14 11 (0.53%) ION Trading
14 11 (0.53%) SAP
15 9 (0.44%) HP
15 9 (0.44%) IBM
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per month + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
London Business School
Posted: 12 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £90,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum 100% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £130000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40k - £65k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + plus package/bonus including free travel
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago