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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 315 267 247
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -20
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1030 1303 1290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 1.08% 1.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.33% 2.72% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 858 1058 1083
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 £37,500 £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
44273 47833 44175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.97% 39.78% 40.11%
Number of salaries quoted 35166 37988 35884
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -24 1021 £65,000 -7.14% 141
London -25 940 £67,500 -3.57% 131
City of London -20 262 £65,000 -7.14% 68
East Midlands +38 35 £37,500 -17.58% 3
South East +25 24 £45,000 - 6
Nottinghamshire +18 23 £35,000 -23.07% 2
Nottingham +20 22 £37,500 -17.58% 2
Docklands, London +14 15 £37,500 -53.12%
East of England +20 13 £33,750 -
Derbyshire - 12 £37,500 - 1
Derby - 12 £37,500 - 1
Berkshire +10 10 £31,500 - 1
Canary Wharf +5 9 £55,000 -15.38%
Windsor +3 8 £31,500 - 1
Scotland -24 8 £48,750 -7.14% 1
Glasgow -34 7 £47,500 -9.52%
Hertfordshire - 6 £21,500 -
Bedfordshire +13 4 - -
Luton +8 4 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £21,500 -
Yorkshire - 4 - -
Hampshire +15 3 £28,500 -28.75% 2
Oxfordshire +10 3 £97,500 +95.00% 1
West Midlands -8 3 £65,000 +52.94% 2
Birmingham -18 3 £65,000 +52.94% 2
Farnborough - 3 £28,500 - 2
Mayfair - 3 £40,000 -
East Sussex +25 2 £46,250 -
Henley-on-Thames +2 2 - -
South West -32 2 £42,500 - 1

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1095 (54.70%) Finance
2 659 (32.92%) Java
3 628 (31.37%) Banking
4 604 (30.17%) SQL
5 574 (28.67%) Front Office
6 525 (26.22%) Derivative
7 523 (26.12%) Equities
8 467 (23.33%) Fixed Income
9 440 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
10 436 (21.78%) C#
11 379 (18.93%) UNIX
12 366 (18.28%) C++
13 365 (18.23%) Investment Banking
14 337 (16.83%) Multithreading
15 326 (16.28%) Linux
16 321 (16.03%) Degree
17 317 (15.83%) Low Latency
18 293 (14.64%) .NET
19 249 (12.44%) Windows
20 239 (11.94%) Back Office
21 221 (11.04%) Risk Management
22 220 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
23 215 (10.74%) SQL Server
24 210 (10.49%) FIX Protocol
25 198 (9.89%) Hedge funds
26 197 (9.84%) Python
27 187 (9.34%) Oracle
28 183 (9.14%) OO
29 181 (9.04%) JavaScript
30 180 (8.99%) Microsoft

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 37 (1.85%) Node.js
2 31 (1.55%) IIS
3 22 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.55%) Tomcat
4 11 (0.55%) WebLogic
5 10 (0.50%) CMS
6 7 (0.35%) Apache
6 7 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.30%) NServiceBus
8 5 (0.25%) GemFire
8 5 (0.25%) Confluence
8 5 (0.25%) Tuxedo
8 5 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.20%) Sitefinity
9 4 (0.20%) Orchard CMS
9 4 (0.20%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.15%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.100%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 96 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 43 (2.15%) MS Office
3 18 (0.90%) Mathematica
4 17 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.60%) MS Project
6 7 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.30%) Mingle
8 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (1.35%) SAP FI
2 26 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 26 (1.30%) SAP CO
3 23 (1.15%) SAP FSCM
4 21 (1.05%) MetaTrader
5 18 (0.90%) thinkFolio
6 14 (0.70%) ION MarketView
7 13 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (0.50%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.45%) Endur
9 9 (0.45%) RMDS
10 8 (0.40%) Kondor+
11 6 (0.30%) LatentZero
12 5 (0.25%) Temenos T24
12 5 (0.25%) Finacle
13 3 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
13 3 (0.15%) Adaptiv
13 3 (0.15%) Summit
14 2 (0.100%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.65%) SaaS
2 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.050%) PaaS
4 1 (0.050%) Office 365
4 1 (0.050%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.65%) VPN
2 28 (1.40%) Multicast
3 26 (1.30%) DNS
4 23 (1.15%) SAN
5 22 (1.10%) VLAN
6 21 (1.05%) Firewall
6 21 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 20 (1.00%) DHCP
8 18 (0.90%) Internet
9 13 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (0.60%) BGP
11 10 (0.50%) Broadband
12 7 (0.35%) EIGRP
12 7 (0.35%) OSPF
13 6 (0.30%) VoIP
14 5 (0.25%) WAN
14 5 (0.25%) NX-OS
14 5 (0.25%) tcpdump
14 5 (0.25%) Junos
14 5 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 69 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 48 (2.40%) MySQL
4 41 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (1.60%) Oracle Database
8 31 (1.55%) KDB
9 24 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (1.00%) RDBMS
11 17 (0.85%) Big Data
12 14 (0.70%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.65%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (0.50%) SAP HANA
16 9 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (0.35%) NoSQL
18 6 (0.30%) MongoDB
19 5 (0.25%) HBase
19 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 92 (4.60%) Visual Studio
2 81 (4.05%) JIRA
3 61 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (2.85%) Git (software)
5 53 (2.65%) Jenkins
6 50 (2.50%) NUnit
7 42 (2.10%) Cucumber
8 40 (2.00%) Selenium
8 40 (2.00%) Maven
9 37 (1.85%) JUnit
10 28 (1.40%) WebDriver
11 25 (1.25%) SpecFlow
12 21 (1.05%) FitNesse
13 19 (0.95%) Subversion
14 16 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (0.75%) GoogleTest
15 15 (0.75%) GCC
16 14 (0.70%) Moq
16 14 (0.70%) Gradle
17 13 (0.65%) Mocha
General
1 1095 (54.70%) Finance
2 628 (31.37%) Banking
3 574 (28.67%) Front Office
4 365 (18.23%) Investment Banking
5 239 (11.94%) Back Office
6 125 (6.24%) Retail
7 96 (4.80%) Financial Institution
8 60 (3.00%) Legal
9 51 (2.55%) Retail Banking
10 22 (1.10%) Telecoms
10 22 (1.10%) Games
11 20 (1.00%) Electronics
12 19 (0.95%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.90%) Automotive
14 10 (0.50%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.50%) Marketing
15 7 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
15 7 (0.35%) Advertising
16 5 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 830 (41.46%) Developer
2 516 (25.77%) Analyst
3 306 (15.28%) Java Developer
4 206 (10.29%) C# Developer
5 189 (9.44%) Business Analyst
6 187 (9.34%) Support Analyst
7 179 (8.94%) Applications Support
8 145 (7.24%) C++ Developer
9 126 (6.29%) Senior Developer
10 112 (5.59%) Applications Support Analyst
11 83 (4.15%) Consultant
12 67 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
13 55 (2.75%) .NET Developer
14 52 (2.60%) Project Manager
15 51 (2.55%) Senior Java Developer
16 48 (2.40%) C# .NET Developer
17 45 (2.25%) Quantitative Developer
18 40 (2.00%) Programmer
19 37 (1.85%) Software Developer
20 36 (1.80%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (14.64%) .NET
2 210 (10.49%) FIX Protocol
3 140 (6.99%) HTML
4 136 (6.79%) WCF
5 133 (6.64%) WPF
6 121 (6.04%) XML
7 99 (4.95%) HTML5
8 93 (4.65%) Spring
9 75 (3.75%) Web Services
10 71 (3.55%) CSS
11 68 (3.40%) ASP.NET
12 66 (3.30%) Ultra Messaging
13 63 (3.15%) J2EE
14 60 (3.00%) jQuery
15 53 (2.65%) JMS
16 48 (2.40%) AngularJS
17 46 (2.30%) STL
18 44 (2.20%) Middleware
19 43 (2.15%) Hibernate
20 41 (2.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 525 (26.22%) Derivative
2 523 (26.12%) Equities
3 467 (23.33%) Fixed Income
4 220 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
5 198 (9.89%) Hedge funds
6 177 (8.84%) Computer Science
7 112 (5.59%) Mathematics
8 80 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
9 77 (3.85%) Credit Risk
10 58 (2.90%) Algorithms
11 55 (2.75%) Spread Betting
12 54 (2.70%) Credit Derivative
13 45 (2.25%) User Experience
14 39 (1.95%) Market Risk
15 34 (1.70%) Mobile Payment
16 31 (1.55%) Client/Server
17 29 (1.45%) Management Information System
18 28 (1.40%) PMI
18 28 (1.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 26 (1.30%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 379 (18.93%) UNIX
2 326 (16.28%) Linux
3 249 (12.44%) Windows
4 29 (1.45%) Android
5 28 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.05%) CentOS
6 21 (1.05%) Fedora
7 20 (1.00%) Mac OS X
8 17 (0.85%) Solaris
9 16 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 16 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.40%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.20%) SUSE
14 2 (0.100%) AIX
14 2 (0.100%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.050%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.050%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (16.83%) Multithreading
3 317 (15.83%) Low Latency
4 221 (11.04%) Risk Management
5 183 (9.14%) OO
6 167 (8.34%) E-Commerce
6 167 (8.34%) Software Engineering
7 162 (8.09%) SDLC
8 154 (7.69%) Business Analysis
9 151 (7.54%) TDD
10 133 (6.64%) Scrum
11 132 (6.59%) Electronic Trading
12 123 (6.14%) Project Management
13 120 (5.99%) Analytics
14 110 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
15 107 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
16 105 (5.24%) Algorithmic Trading
17 90 (4.50%) ITIL
17 90 (4.50%) Asset Management
18 72 (3.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 659 (32.92%) Java
2 604 (30.17%) SQL
3 436 (21.78%) C#
4 366 (18.28%) C++
5 197 (9.84%) Python
6 181 (9.04%) JavaScript
7 140 (6.99%) Perl
8 85 (4.25%) VBA
9 72 (3.60%) C
10 56 (2.80%) Shell Script
11 49 (2.45%) Bash Shell
12 44 (2.20%) T-SQL
13 39 (1.95%) Scala
14 31 (1.55%) Ruby
15 28 (1.40%) MATLAB
15 28 (1.40%) R
16 21 (1.05%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.90%) Embedded C
17 18 (0.90%) Embedded C++
18 16 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 321 (16.03%) Degree
2 46 (2.30%) CIMA
2 46 (2.30%) ACCA
3 36 (1.80%) PhD
4 34 (1.70%) ISEB
5 31 (1.55%) PMI Certification
6 16 (0.80%) CCNA
6 16 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.60%) CCA
8 10 (0.50%) SAP Certification
9 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.40%) CCNP
10 8 (0.40%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.30%) Brainbench
13 5 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.20%) MCSE
15 3 (0.15%) Postgraduate
15 3 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (8.54%) QA
2 70 (3.50%) EMIR
3 66 (3.30%) Dodd-Frank
4 38 (1.90%) COBIT
5 12 (0.60%) MiFID
6 10 (0.50%) SLA
7 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.25%) Basel III
8 5 (0.25%) COREP
8 5 (0.25%) FINREP
9 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.20%) CRD IV
9 4 (0.20%) Basel II
10 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (1.35%) Firmware
2 20 (1.00%) NFS
2 20 (1.00%) Postfix
3 18 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.70%) Docker
5 11 (0.55%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.20%) HDFS
8 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.100%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.050%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (1.10%) Puppet
2 14 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (0.65%) Ansible
4 11 (0.55%) Salt
4 11 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.55%) Capistrano
5 7 (0.35%) WMI
5 7 (0.35%) SCOM
5 7 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (0.25%) Nagios
7 3 (0.15%) Control-M
7 3 (0.15%) Oozie
8 2 (0.100%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.100%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 187 (9.34%) Oracle
2 180 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 111 (5.54%) TIBCO
4 60 (3.00%) Murex
5 52 (2.60%) Bloomberg
6 44 (2.20%) SunGard
7 43 (2.15%) Red Hat
8 42 (2.10%) Wall Street Systems
9 41 (2.05%) Sybase
9 41 (2.05%) SAP
10 33 (1.65%) Reuters
11 26 (1.30%) StreamBase
12 24 (1.20%) Atlassian
13 23 (1.15%) VMware
13 23 (1.15%) Cisco
14 19 (0.95%) ION Trading
15 18 (0.90%) NEC
15 18 (0.90%) Mentor Graphics
15 18 (0.90%) Fujitsu
15 18 (0.90%) EMC
City, London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Bank of England
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
GreySpark
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum £70-90,000 + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus £5 K bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
networx
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £500000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday