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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 325 284 265
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -19
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 998 1081 1197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.97% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.31% 2.48% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 873 890 1045
Average salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £90,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
43246 43560 44842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.54% 39.24% 38.98%
Number of salaries quoted 34888 34798 37538
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -46 983 £67,500 +3.84% 132
London -11 908 £67,500 - 118
City of London -60 201 £70,000 +3.70% 63
South East -32 23 £43,750 +9.37% 7
South West -3 19 £40,000 -
West Midlands -3 17 £50,000 +17.64%
Birmingham -17 17 £50,000 +17.64%
Bournemouth - 16 - -
Dorset - 16 - -
Berkshire +18 13 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Windsor - 12 £47,500 - 3
Scotland -3 11 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Glasgow +9 9 £42,500 -5.55%
Surrey -29 8 £32,500 -23.52% 2
East of England - 7 £35,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 7 £35,000 - 1
Cambridge - 5 £21,000 - 1
North West -12 4 £38,750 +40.90%
Yorkshire -37 4 £46,250 - 2
North East - 4 £46,250 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £50,000 -
Guildford - 3 £32,500 -
Hounslow - 3 £62,500 -
Canary Wharf +13 2 £53,750 -32.81%
East Midlands +12 2 £36,250 -44.23% 1
Manchester -13 2 £37,500 +36.36%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £50,000 -
Liverpool - 2 £45,000 -
Darlington - 2 £42,500 - 1
Durham - 2 £42,500 - 1

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1242 (55.18%) Finance
2 873 (38.78%) Java
3 822 (36.52%) Banking
4 758 (33.67%) Front Office
5 656 (29.14%) Derivative
6 626 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
7 587 (26.08%) SQL
8 526 (23.37%) Multithreading
9 524 (23.28%) Investment Banking
10 458 (20.35%) UNIX
11 448 (19.90%) Fixed Income
12 444 (19.72%) Low Latency
13 424 (18.84%) C#
14 422 (18.75%) Equities
15 411 (18.26%) OO
16 340 (15.10%) C++
17 310 (13.77%) .NET
18 281 (12.48%) Degree
19 278 (12.35%) Linux
20 271 (12.04%) Back Office
21 257 (11.42%) Scrum
22 250 (11.11%) Oracle
23 249 (11.06%) FIX Protocol
24 247 (10.97%) TDD
25 241 (10.71%) HTML
26 223 (9.91%) Software Engineering
27 220 (9.77%) JavaScript
28 208 (9.24%) SQL Server
29 204 (9.06%) Microsoft
30 193 (8.57%) XML

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 60 (2.67%) TIBCO EMS
2 40 (1.78%) IIS
2 40 (1.78%) Node.js
3 39 (1.73%) Apache
4 35 (1.55%) Tomcat
5 31 (1.38%) CMS
6 30 (1.33%) Umbraco
7 26 (1.16%) WebSphere
8 21 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
10 15 (0.67%) Sitefinity
10 15 (0.67%) Orchard CMS
10 15 (0.67%) NServiceBus
11 13 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
11 13 (0.58%) MQSeries
12 12 (0.53%) SharePoint
12 12 (0.53%) JBoss
13 11 (0.49%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.44%) Joomla!
14 10 (0.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 91 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.76%) MS Office
3 16 (0.71%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.13%) CPLEX
9 2 (0.089%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.089%) MS Project
10 1 (0.044%) Stata
10 1 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 33 (1.47%) Kondor+
2 29 (1.29%) RMDS
3 23 (1.02%) Summit
4 20 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.67%) 3000 Xtra
6 14 (0.62%) SAP FI
7 13 (0.58%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 12 (0.53%) Finacle
8 12 (0.53%) Front Arena
8 12 (0.53%) Temenos T24
9 11 (0.49%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 11 (0.49%) SAP CO
9 11 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
10 10 (0.44%) Findur
10 10 (0.44%) SAP FSCM
10 10 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
10 10 (0.44%) Eikon
10 10 (0.44%) Markit EDM
11 5 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
11 5 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.71%) GitHub
2 7 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.089%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.044%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.69%) Firewall
2 32 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 21 (0.93%) Multicast
4 19 (0.84%) HTTP
5 12 (0.53%) DNS
6 11 (0.49%) LAN
6 11 (0.49%) WAN
6 11 (0.49%) Internet
7 10 (0.44%) SSL
7 10 (0.44%) SAN
8 9 (0.40%) LDAP
9 5 (0.22%) VPN
10 4 (0.18%) Intranet
11 2 (0.089%) SSH
11 2 (0.089%) NFC
11 2 (0.089%) FTP
12 1 (0.044%) PBX
12 1 (0.044%) VoIP
12 1 (0.044%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 170 (7.55%) Relational Database
3 94 (4.18%) RDBMS
4 54 (2.40%) MySQL
5 43 (1.91%) MongoDB
6 37 (1.64%) KDB
7 26 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 24 (1.07%) HBase
8 24 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 16 (0.71%) Data Mining
11 15 (0.67%) RavenDB
11 15 (0.67%) Neo4j
12 12 (0.53%) Big Data
13 11 (0.49%) CouchDB
14 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.44%) Hadoop
15 9 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 79 (3.51%) Subversion
2 67 (2.98%) Visual Studio
3 44 (1.95%) Git (software)
4 38 (1.69%) Selenium
5 34 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (1.47%) Maven
7 31 (1.38%) JIRA
7 31 (1.38%) NUnit
8 29 (1.29%) GCC
9 24 (1.07%) WebDriver
10 23 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
10 23 (1.02%) SpecFlow
10 23 (1.02%) TeamCity
10 23 (1.02%) Jenkins
11 19 (0.84%) Cucumber
11 19 (0.84%) FitNesse
12 16 (0.71%) JUnit
12 16 (0.71%) Eclipse
13 13 (0.58%) CppUnit
13 13 (0.58%) GoogleTest
General
1 1242 (55.18%) Finance
2 822 (36.52%) Banking
3 758 (33.67%) Front Office
4 524 (23.28%) Investment Banking
5 271 (12.04%) Back Office
6 132 (5.86%) Financial Institution
7 100 (4.44%) Retail
8 32 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 30 (1.33%) Marketing
10 24 (1.07%) Legal
11 23 (1.02%) Games
12 22 (0.98%) Retail Banking
13 19 (0.84%) Advertising
14 15 (0.67%) Law
15 14 (0.62%) Italian Language
16 12 (0.53%) Publishing
17 11 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
18 9 (0.40%) International Banking
19 6 (0.27%) French Language
20 5 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1160 (51.53%) Developer
2 499 (22.17%) Java Developer
3 447 (19.86%) Analyst
4 188 (8.35%) C# Developer
5 181 (8.04%) Support Analyst
6 175 (7.77%) Business Analyst
7 167 (7.42%) C++ Developer
8 153 (6.80%) Senior Developer
9 145 (6.44%) Applications Support
10 104 (4.62%) Project Manager
11 95 (4.22%) Applications Support Analyst
12 80 (3.55%) Programmer
13 77 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
14 74 (3.29%) Senior Java Developer
15 66 (2.93%) Lead Developer
15 66 (2.93%) Team Leader
16 64 (2.84%) .NET Developer
17 59 (2.62%) FX Support Analyst
18 53 (2.35%) Architect
18 53 (2.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (13.77%) .NET
2 249 (11.06%) FIX Protocol
3 241 (10.71%) HTML
4 193 (8.57%) XML
5 177 (7.86%) HTML5
6 138 (6.13%) WPF
6 138 (6.13%) Spring
7 130 (5.78%) WCF
8 111 (4.93%) CSS
9 94 (4.18%) ASP.NET
10 92 (4.09%) J2EE
10 92 (4.09%) Web Services
11 85 (3.78%) Middleware
12 84 (3.73%) JMS
13 80 (3.55%) XML Messaging
14 76 (3.38%) .NET Framework
15 73 (3.24%) Hibernate
15 73 (3.24%) Rendezvous
16 69 (3.07%) jQuery
17 67 (2.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 656 (29.14%) Derivative
2 448 (19.90%) Fixed Income
3 422 (18.75%) Equities
4 160 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
5 130 (5.78%) Computer Science
6 124 (5.51%) Hedge funds
7 120 (5.33%) Mathematics
8 84 (3.73%) Algorithms
9 76 (3.38%) Open Source
9 76 (3.38%) Equity Derivative
10 58 (2.58%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 56 (2.49%) Credit Risk
12 44 (1.95%) Spread Betting
13 43 (1.91%) User Experience
14 42 (1.87%) Credit Derivative
15 41 (1.82%) Physics
15 41 (1.82%) Market Risk
16 34 (1.51%) Contract for Difference
17 32 (1.42%) SWIFT
18 28 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 458 (20.35%) UNIX
2 278 (12.35%) Linux
3 176 (7.82%) Windows
4 63 (2.80%) Solaris
5 15 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.49%) NetWare
7 9 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.31%) HPUX
10 6 (0.27%) Android
11 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.089%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.089%) AIX
13 2 (0.089%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.044%) VMS
14 1 (0.044%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.044%) SUSE
14 1 (0.044%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
2 526 (23.37%) Multithreading
3 444 (19.72%) Low Latency
4 411 (18.26%) OO
5 257 (11.42%) Scrum
6 247 (10.97%) TDD
7 223 (9.91%) Software Engineering
8 183 (8.13%) E-Commerce
8 183 (8.13%) Electronic Trading
9 165 (7.33%) Algorithmic Trading
10 159 (7.06%) Risk Management
11 138 (6.13%) Project Management
12 120 (5.33%) Business Analysis
13 118 (5.24%) Mentoring
14 116 (5.15%) OOP
15 96 (4.26%) MVC
16 92 (4.09%) Asset Management
17 88 (3.91%) Data Modelling
17 88 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
18 84 (3.73%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 873 (38.78%) Java
2 587 (26.08%) SQL
3 424 (18.84%) C#
4 340 (15.10%) C++
5 220 (9.77%) JavaScript
6 139 (6.18%) Python
7 91 (4.04%) Perl
8 83 (3.69%) VBA
9 60 (2.67%) C
10 47 (2.09%) Shell Script
11 35 (1.55%) PL/SQL
12 31 (1.38%) PHP
12 31 (1.38%) VB.NET
13 24 (1.07%) Ruby
13 24 (1.07%) Bash Shell
14 23 (1.02%) Scala
15 16 (0.71%) ActionScript
16 15 (0.67%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.62%) VB
18 12 (0.53%) F#
Qualifications
1 281 (12.48%) Degree
2 27 (1.20%) ISEB
3 20 (0.89%) ACCA
3 20 (0.89%) CIMA
4 19 (0.84%) PMI Certification
5 13 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.49%) PhD
8 10 (0.44%) CCNA
9 9 (0.40%) Sun Certification
10 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.27%) CCA
12 5 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.22%) Brainbench
13 3 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.13%) PMP
13 3 (0.13%) CISSP
14 2 (0.089%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.089%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (6.00%) QA
2 51 (2.27%) Dodd-Frank
3 48 (2.13%) EMIR
4 17 (0.76%) Basel II
5 13 (0.58%) Basel III
6 9 (0.40%) COBIT
7 8 (0.36%) FATCA
8 7 (0.31%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.31%) SLA
9 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.13%) MiFID
10 3 (0.13%) GAAP
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.089%) IAS 39
11 2 (0.089%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.044%) UCITS
12 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.044%) COREP
12 1 (0.044%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.31%) ClearTrust
3 4 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.044%) Docker
4 1 (0.044%) Squid
4 1 (0.044%) Firmware
4 1 (0.044%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (0.31%) Puppet
3 7 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.31%) Ansible
4 4 (0.18%) Netcool
5 3 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.13%) Control-M
5 3 (0.13%) SCCM
5 3 (0.13%) RTView
6 2 (0.089%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.089%) Nagios
7 1 (0.044%) WMI
7 1 (0.044%) SCOM
7 1 (0.044%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 250 (11.11%) Oracle
2 204 (9.06%) Microsoft
3 146 (6.49%) TIBCO
4 103 (4.58%) 29West
5 94 (4.18%) Sybase
6 89 (3.95%) Murex
7 49 (2.18%) Bloomberg
8 47 (2.09%) Calypso
9 45 (2.00%) Reuters
9 45 (2.00%) SunGard
10 43 (1.91%) Informatica
11 32 (1.42%) SAP
12 27 (1.20%) ION Trading
13 26 (1.16%) Sitecore
14 25 (1.11%) Sun
15 22 (0.98%) Misys
16 18 (0.80%) Wall Street Systems
17 17 (0.76%) Charles River
18 16 (0.71%) DataSynapse
19 15 (0.67%) EPiServer
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