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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 288 264 244
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -20
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1105 1311 1282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 1.12% 1.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.50% 2.85% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 897 1080 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 £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
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
44217 45953 43744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.45% 39.28% 40.28%
Number of salaries quoted 35149 36116 35204
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 3 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 3 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 -27 1094 £65,000 -7.14% 170
London -12 999 £67,500 -3.57% 154
City of London -1 298 £65,000 -7.14% 71
East Midlands +43 46 £38,000 -13.63% 10
Nottinghamshire +26 37 £40,000 -9.09% 10
Nottingham +24 36 £41,250 -6.25% 9
South East +4 24 £47,500 +26.66% 4
Docklands, London +9 18 £72,500 -9.37%
East of England +25 11 £55,000 - 1
Scotland -26 11 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Berkshire +9 10 £43,750 +65.09% 3
Glasgow -13 9 £47,500 -32.14% 1
Derbyshire - 9 £35,000 -
Windsor +4 8 £47,500 +79.24% 1
Derby - 8 £35,000 -
Luton +13 6 - -
Bedfordshire +12 6 - -
Birmingham -4 6 £59,500 +40.00%
West Midlands -5 6 £59,500 +40.00%
Manchester +4 5 £55,000 +46.66%
Canary Wharf -3 5 £60,000 -25.00%
North West -4 5 £55,000 +46.66%
Hampshire +13 3 £28,500 -28.75%
Oxfordshire +10 3 £97,500 +95.00%
East Sussex - 3 £43,000 - 1
Essex - 3 £55,000 - 1
Brentwood - 3 £55,000 -
Farnborough - 3 £28,500 -
Hounslow +17 2 £57,500 +15.00%
Henley-on-Thames +6 2 - -

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 1129 (55.05%) Finance
2 692 (33.74%) Java
3 665 (32.42%) Banking
4 660 (32.18%) SQL
5 588 (28.67%) Front Office
6 566 (27.60%) Equities
7 562 (27.40%) Derivative
8 481 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
9 476 (23.21%) Fixed Income
10 457 (22.28%) C#
11 397 (19.36%) UNIX
12 371 (18.09%) Investment Banking
13 336 (16.38%) Degree
14 331 (16.14%) Multithreading
15 322 (15.70%) C++
16 320 (15.60%) Linux
17 319 (15.55%) .NET
18 309 (15.07%) Low Latency
19 277 (13.51%) Windows
20 271 (13.21%) Back Office
21 241 (11.75%) Risk Management
22 232 (11.31%) Oracle
23 226 (11.02%) SQL Server
24 222 (10.82%) Python
25 221 (10.78%) FIX Protocol
26 207 (10.09%) SDLC
27 200 (9.75%) QA
28 197 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
29 196 (9.56%) Software Engineering
30 192 (9.36%) Hedge funds

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 38 (1.85%) Node.js
2 34 (1.66%) IIS
3 23 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 19 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 12 (0.59%) Tomcat
6 11 (0.54%) NServiceBus
7 10 (0.49%) CMS
8 7 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (0.34%) Apache
9 6 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.29%) JBoss
10 5 (0.24%) Tuxedo
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
10 5 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.20%) Confluence
11 4 (0.20%) Sitefinity
11 4 (0.20%) Orchard CMS
11 4 (0.20%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.15%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.15%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 87 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.41%) MS Office
3 21 (1.02%) Mathematica
4 16 (0.78%) MS Project
5 15 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.54%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 24 (1.17%) MetaTrader
2 23 (1.12%) SAP FI
3 22 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
3 22 (1.07%) SAP CO
4 17 (0.83%) SAP FSCM
5 16 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (0.78%) thinkFolio
6 14 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
7 12 (0.59%) ION MarketView
8 9 (0.44%) Endur
9 8 (0.39%) Kondor+
10 6 (0.29%) Misys Midas
11 5 (0.24%) LatentZero
11 5 (0.24%) RMDS
12 3 (0.15%) Adaptiv
12 3 (0.15%) Summit
12 3 (0.15%) Cognos Controller
12 3 (0.15%) Loan IQ
12 3 (0.15%) ACBS
13 2 (0.098%) Bloomberg TOMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.20%) SaaS
3 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.049%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.049%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.51%) VPN
2 27 (1.32%) DNS
3 25 (1.22%) Multicast
4 23 (1.12%) VLAN
4 23 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.02%) SAN
5 21 (1.02%) DHCP
6 14 (0.68%) Internet
6 14 (0.68%) Firewall
7 13 (0.63%) Broadband
8 9 (0.44%) BGP
8 9 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.24%) tcpdump
9 5 (0.24%) Junos
9 5 (0.24%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.24%) NX-OS
9 5 (0.24%) VoIP
9 5 (0.24%) WAN
10 4 (0.20%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.02%) Relational Database
3 44 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (2.15%) MySQL
4 38 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 35 (1.71%) KDB
6 34 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 17 (0.83%) Data Mining
10 17 (0.83%) Big Data
11 15 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
12 14 (0.68%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.54%) QlikView
14 9 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.39%) Data Mart
15 8 (0.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 89 (4.34%) Visual Studio
2 80 (3.90%) JIRA
3 79 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 62 (3.02%) Jenkins
5 61 (2.97%) Git (software)
6 55 (2.68%) Maven
7 51 (2.49%) JUnit
8 50 (2.44%) Selenium
8 50 (2.44%) Cucumber
9 47 (2.29%) NUnit
10 33 (1.61%) SpecFlow
11 32 (1.56%) WebDriver
12 29 (1.41%) FitNesse
13 20 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 19 (0.93%) Subversion
15 16 (0.78%) JMeter
16 14 (0.68%) Gradle
17 13 (0.63%) Moq
18 12 (0.59%) Ant
19 11 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1129 (55.05%) Finance
2 665 (32.42%) Banking
3 588 (28.67%) Front Office
4 371 (18.09%) Investment Banking
5 271 (13.21%) Back Office
6 127 (6.19%) Retail
7 118 (5.75%) Financial Institution
8 77 (3.75%) Legal
9 51 (2.49%) Retail Banking
10 17 (0.83%) Automotive
10 17 (0.83%) Electronics
11 15 (0.73%) Telecoms
12 14 (0.68%) Advertising
13 13 (0.63%) Multimedia
14 11 (0.54%) International Banking
15 9 (0.44%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.44%) Games
16 7 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
16 7 (0.34%) Marketing
17 6 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 827 (40.32%) Developer
2 552 (26.91%) Analyst
3 315 (15.36%) Java Developer
4 214 (10.43%) C# Developer
5 198 (9.65%) Support Analyst
6 186 (9.07%) Applications Support
7 183 (8.92%) Business Analyst
8 133 (6.48%) Senior Developer
9 121 (5.90%) Applications Support Analyst
10 110 (5.36%) C++ Developer
11 80 (3.90%) Consultant
12 70 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
13 63 (3.07%) .NET Developer
14 55 (2.68%) Project Manager
15 53 (2.58%) Senior Java Developer
16 52 (2.54%) C# .NET Developer
17 44 (2.15%) Programmer
18 39 (1.90%) Test Analyst
18 39 (1.90%) QA Analyst
18 39 (1.90%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (15.55%) .NET
2 221 (10.78%) FIX Protocol
3 147 (7.17%) WPF
4 144 (7.02%) WCF
4 144 (7.02%) HTML
5 137 (6.68%) XML
6 104 (5.07%) Spring
7 96 (4.68%) HTML5
8 94 (4.58%) Web Services
9 90 (4.39%) ASP.NET
10 68 (3.32%) CSS
11 67 (3.27%) J2EE
11 67 (3.27%) jQuery
12 56 (2.73%) JMS
12 56 (2.73%) AngularJS
13 55 (2.68%) Ultra Messaging
14 53 (2.58%) Middleware
15 49 (2.39%) Hibernate
16 43 (2.10%) .NET Framework
17 40 (1.95%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 566 (27.60%) Equities
2 562 (27.40%) Derivative
3 476 (23.21%) Fixed Income
4 197 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
5 192 (9.36%) Hedge funds
6 174 (8.48%) Computer Science
7 128 (6.24%) Mathematics
8 86 (4.19%) Equity Derivative
9 66 (3.22%) Credit Risk
10 59 (2.88%) Spread Betting
11 57 (2.78%) Market Risk
12 54 (2.63%) Algorithms
13 51 (2.49%) Credit Derivative
14 45 (2.19%) User Experience
15 44 (2.15%) Client/Server
16 41 (2.00%) Physics
17 37 (1.80%) Mobile Payment
18 34 (1.66%) Statistics
19 33 (1.61%) Management Information System
20 31 (1.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 397 (19.36%) UNIX
2 320 (15.60%) Linux
3 277 (13.51%) Windows
4 34 (1.66%) Android
4 34 (1.66%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.07%) CentOS
5 22 (1.07%) Fedora
6 21 (1.02%) Mac OS X
7 19 (0.93%) Solaris
8 18 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.68%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.44%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.20%) SUSE
15 2 (0.098%) AIX
16 1 (0.049%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.049%) Debian
16 1 (0.049%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (16.14%) Multithreading
3 309 (15.07%) Low Latency
4 241 (11.75%) Risk Management
5 207 (10.09%) SDLC
6 196 (9.56%) Software Engineering
7 186 (9.07%) E-Commerce
8 173 (8.43%) OO
9 159 (7.75%) TDD
10 152 (7.41%) Electronic Trading
11 140 (6.83%) Scrum
12 137 (6.68%) Business Analysis
13 128 (6.24%) Continuous Integration
14 123 (6.00%) Project Management
15 121 (5.90%) User Acceptance Testing
16 117 (5.70%) Analytics
17 97 (4.73%) Test Automation
18 91 (4.44%) Algorithmic Trading
19 89 (4.34%) Asset Management
20 86 (4.19%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 692 (33.74%) Java
2 660 (32.18%) SQL
3 457 (22.28%) C#
4 322 (15.70%) C++
5 222 (10.82%) Python
6 174 (8.48%) JavaScript
7 165 (8.04%) Perl
8 95 (4.63%) VBA
9 82 (4.00%) Shell Script
10 66 (3.22%) C
11 50 (2.44%) Scala
11 50 (2.44%) Bash Shell
12 45 (2.19%) T-SQL
13 42 (2.05%) Ruby
14 40 (1.95%) R
15 38 (1.85%) MATLAB
16 29 (1.41%) VB.NET
17 19 (0.93%) PowerShell
18 17 (0.83%) Embedded C
18 17 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 336 (16.38%) Degree
2 42 (2.05%) ISEB
3 41 (2.00%) ACCA
3 41 (2.00%) CIMA
4 36 (1.76%) PhD
5 26 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 14 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (0.68%) CCNA
7 11 (0.54%) CCA
7 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.44%) Brainbench
8 9 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.29%) PMP
9 6 (0.29%) MCSE
10 5 (0.24%) CCNP
10 5 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.20%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (9.75%) QA
2 74 (3.61%) EMIR
3 71 (3.46%) Dodd-Frank
4 39 (1.90%) COBIT
5 22 (1.07%) MiFID
6 8 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.34%) SLA
8 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.29%) CRD IV
9 5 (0.24%) COREP
9 5 (0.24%) FINREP
10 2 (0.098%) Basel III
10 2 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.049%) Basel II
11 1 (0.049%) BS7799
11 1 (0.049%) PMBOK
System Software
1 26 (1.27%) Firmware
2 21 (1.02%) NFS
2 21 (1.02%) Postfix
3 16 (0.78%) Docker
4 15 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.54%) VMware ESX
6 9 (0.44%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.39%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.20%) HDFS
8 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.098%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.049%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (1.22%) Puppet
2 22 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (0.68%) Ansible
4 12 (0.59%) Salt
4 12 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.54%) Capistrano
6 10 (0.49%) SCOM
7 9 (0.44%) WMI
8 5 (0.24%) Nagios
9 3 (0.15%) Oozie
9 3 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.098%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.049%) Kibana
11 1 (0.049%) NetVault Backup
11 1 (0.049%) logstash
11 1 (0.049%) Control-M
11 1 (0.049%) SCCM
Vendors
1 232 (11.31%) Oracle
2 182 (8.87%) Microsoft
3 112 (5.46%) TIBCO
4 63 (3.07%) Murex
5 62 (3.02%) Bloomberg
6 50 (2.44%) Sybase
7 43 (2.10%) SunGard
8 42 (2.05%) Wall Street Systems
9 40 (1.95%) Red Hat
10 35 (1.71%) SAP
11 33 (1.61%) Reuters
12 27 (1.32%) Atlassian
12 27 (1.32%) StreamBase
13 24 (1.17%) VMware
14 18 (0.88%) Cisco
15 17 (0.83%) EMC
15 17 (0.83%) NEC
15 17 (0.83%) Mentor Graphics
15 17 (0.83%) Fujitsu
15 17 (0.83%) Atmel
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Health, Dental and Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £65000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + banking bonus + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Tech
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
JP Morgan Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £63000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Very lucrative bonus structure
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Generous Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago