The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 264 226 209
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -17
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1282 1396 1621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.26% 1.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.24% 3.87% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 990 1140 1400
Average salary £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £36,800 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
39570 36063 40497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 32.68% 32.43% 32.22%
Number of salaries quoted 31309 29222 34251
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -26 1235 £70,000 - 166
London -23 1149 £70,000 - 158
City of London -11 440 £67,500 -3.57% 92
Scotland -30 37 £45,000 - 8
South East -33 34 £45,000 +33.33% 3
Glasgow -13 29 £45,000 - 4
South West - 24 £67,500 - 2
Surrey +19 17 £45,000 +80.00% 3
Guildford - 15 £45,000 - 1
Bournemouth - 12 - - 2
Dorset - 12 - - 2
North West +11 11 £35,750 +2.14% 1
East of England -13 11 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Manchester +13 9 £36,500 +4.28% 1
Canary Wharf -10 9 £80,000 -15.78% 1
Crawley -5 8 - -
West Sussex -19 8 - -
Wiltshire - 7 £67,500 -
Swindon - 7 £67,500 -
Stirling -10 6 - - 2
Luton - 6 - -
Bedfordshire - 6 - -
Surbiton -7 5 - -
Hertfordshire +11 4 £37,500 - 1
Docklands, London -1 4 £80,000 +70.66%
West Midlands -3 4 £50,000 -25.92% 1
Berkshire -5 4 - -
Watford - 4 £37,500 - 1
Bristol - 4 £75,000 -
Birmingham +2 3 £50,000 -25.92%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1286 (56.55%) Finance
2 845 (37.16%) Java
3 799 (35.14%) Front Office
4 792 (34.83%) Banking
5 728 (32.01%) Derivative
6 621 (27.31%) SQL
7 561 (24.67%) Equities
8 525 (23.09%) Fixed Income
9 480 (21.11%) Degree
10 478 (21.02%) C#
11 455 (20.01%) Investment Banking
12 420 (18.47%) Low Latency
13 416 (18.29%) C++
14 407 (17.90%) Multithreading
15 388 (17.06%) UNIX
16 375 (16.49%) Linux
17 313 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
18 307 (13.50%) Computer Science
19 285 (12.53%) OO
20 277 (12.18%) Scrum
21 274 (12.05%) Oracle
22 243 (10.69%) Python
23 237 (10.42%) .NET
24 233 (10.25%) Risk Management
25 232 (10.20%) Back Office
26 218 (9.59%) Electronic Trading
27 212 (9.32%) HTML
28 199 (8.75%) SQL Server
29 190 (8.36%) Project Management
30 185 (8.14%) TDD

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (0.92%) CMS
2 16 (0.70%) Drupal
2 16 (0.70%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.66%) Tomcat
3 15 (0.66%) TIBCO EMS
4 14 (0.62%) Apache
5 11 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
5 11 (0.48%) MS Exchange
5 11 (0.48%) Confluence
6 10 (0.44%) Apache Solr
6 10 (0.44%) Node.js
7 9 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.26%) SAS
10 5 (0.22%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.22%) WordPress
11 4 (0.18%) Sitefinity
11 4 (0.18%) Orchard CMS
11 4 (0.18%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.18%) IIS
Applications
1 101 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.19%) MS Office
3 19 (0.84%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.35%) Stata
5 6 (0.26%) Mathematica
5 6 (0.26%) MS Project
6 4 (0.18%) Maya
6 4 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.088%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.088%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.044%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 43 (1.89%) Summit
2 18 (0.79%) Kondor+
3 17 (0.75%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.44%) RMDS
5 8 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.35%) Misys Opics
6 7 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.31%) Endur
7 5 (0.22%) LatentZero
7 5 (0.22%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
8 4 (0.18%) Global One
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
9 3 (0.13%) Front Arena
9 3 (0.13%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.13%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.088%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.58%) TCP/IP
2 35 (1.54%) Internet
3 32 (1.41%) Firewall
4 20 (0.88%) DNS
5 16 (0.70%) HTTP
6 12 (0.53%) SAN
7 9 (0.40%) DHCP
8 7 (0.31%) VPN
9 6 (0.26%) LDAP
9 6 (0.26%) LAN
10 4 (0.18%) VoIP
10 4 (0.18%) NAS
10 4 (0.18%) Multicast
11 3 (0.13%) SSL
12 2 (0.088%) FTP
12 2 (0.088%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.088%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (0.044%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.044%) WAN
13 1 (0.044%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 114 (5.01%) Relational Database
3 83 (3.65%) MySQL
4 71 (3.12%) KDB
5 48 (2.11%) RDBMS
6 46 (2.02%) Oracle Database
7 32 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (0.62%) DB2
12 14 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
12 14 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (0.62%) SQLPlus
13 13 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 75 (3.30%) Maven
2 68 (2.99%) Subversion
3 54 (2.37%) JIRA
4 53 (2.33%) Selenium
5 52 (2.29%) NUnit
6 46 (2.02%) TeamCity
6 46 (2.02%) Git (software)
7 37 (1.63%) JUnit
8 26 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
9 25 (1.10%) Eclipse
10 24 (1.06%) Moq
11 20 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (0.84%) Visual Studio
13 18 (0.79%) Rhino Mocks
13 18 (0.79%) MSBuild
14 12 (0.53%) Ant
15 11 (0.48%) WebDriver
16 10 (0.44%) Cucumber
17 8 (0.35%) JsTestDriver
18 7 (0.31%) Behat
General
1 1286 (56.55%) Finance
2 799 (35.14%) Front Office
3 792 (34.83%) Banking
4 455 (20.01%) Investment Banking
5 232 (10.20%) Back Office
6 109 (4.79%) Retail
7 66 (2.90%) Financial Institution
8 41 (1.80%) Marketing
9 36 (1.58%) Telecoms
10 35 (1.54%) Legal
11 32 (1.41%) Games
12 27 (1.19%) General Ledger
13 19 (0.84%) Retail Banking
14 16 (0.70%) Advertising
15 10 (0.44%) Electronics
16 9 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
17 6 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
18 5 (0.22%) Online Betting
19 3 (0.13%) Interactive Media
19 3 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1114 (48.99%) Developer
2 477 (20.98%) Analyst
3 420 (18.47%) Java Developer
4 264 (11.61%) Business Analyst
5 194 (8.53%) Senior Developer
6 171 (7.52%) C++ Developer
7 165 (7.26%) C# Developer
8 154 (6.77%) Applications Support
9 146 (6.42%) Support Analyst
10 127 (5.58%) Project Manager
11 99 (4.35%) Programmer
12 84 (3.69%) Applications Support Analyst
13 68 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
14 65 (2.86%) .NET Developer
15 55 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
16 49 (2.15%) Consultant
16 49 (2.15%) Python Developer
16 49 (2.15%) C# .NET Developer
17 46 (2.02%) Team Leader
18 44 (1.93%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (10.42%) .NET
2 212 (9.32%) HTML
3 157 (6.90%) WPF
4 154 (6.77%) XML
5 149 (6.55%) CSS
6 133 (5.85%) Spring
7 104 (4.57%) STL
8 101 (4.44%) Hibernate
9 98 (4.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 97 (4.27%) HTML5
11 94 (4.13%) WCF
12 87 (3.83%) J2EE
13 78 (3.43%) J2SE
14 77 (3.39%) JMS
14 77 (3.39%) Web Services
15 74 (3.25%) jQuery
16 67 (2.95%) Ajax
17 56 (2.46%) ASP.NET
18 53 (2.33%) LAMP
19 52 (2.29%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 728 (32.01%) Derivative
2 561 (24.67%) Equities
3 525 (23.09%) Fixed Income
4 307 (13.50%) Computer Science
5 178 (7.83%) Hedge funds
6 161 (7.08%) Mathematics
6 161 (7.08%) Equity Derivative
7 84 (3.69%) Credit Derivative
8 82 (3.61%) Market Risk
9 80 (3.52%) Physics
10 76 (3.34%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 67 (2.95%) Grid Computing
12 59 (2.59%) SWIFT
13 50 (2.20%) Management Information System
14 40 (1.76%) Reference Data
15 39 (1.72%) Credit Risk
16 32 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
17 28 (1.23%) Open Source
18 26 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
18 26 (1.14%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 388 (17.06%) UNIX
2 375 (16.49%) Linux
3 184 (8.09%) Windows
4 41 (1.80%) Solaris
5 19 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (0.57%) Android
6 13 (0.57%) CentOS
7 9 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.31%) Fedora
9 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.22%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.18%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.18%) NetWare
12 3 (0.13%) AIX
13 2 (0.088%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.088%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.088%) Debian
14 1 (0.044%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (18.47%) Low Latency
2 407 (17.90%) Multithreading
3 313 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
4 285 (12.53%) OO
5 277 (12.18%) Scrum
6 233 (10.25%) Risk Management
7 218 (9.59%) Electronic Trading
8 190 (8.36%) Project Management
9 185 (8.14%) TDD
10 181 (7.96%) Algorithmic Trading
11 168 (7.39%) E-Commerce
12 157 (6.90%) Business Analysis
13 155 (6.82%) Software Engineering
14 116 (5.10%) Asset Management
15 103 (4.53%) Analytics
16 98 (4.31%) ITIL
17 92 (4.05%) BDD
18 83 (3.65%) User Acceptance Testing
19 80 (3.52%) MVC
20 77 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 845 (37.16%) Java
2 621 (27.31%) SQL
3 478 (21.02%) C#
4 416 (18.29%) C++
5 243 (10.69%) Python
6 158 (6.95%) JavaScript
7 102 (4.49%) Perl
8 89 (3.91%) VBA
9 85 (3.74%) C
10 75 (3.30%) PHP
11 59 (2.59%) MATLAB
12 47 (2.07%) Shell Script
13 42 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 34 (1.50%) PHP5
15 27 (1.19%) T-SQL
16 26 (1.14%) VC++
17 25 (1.10%) R
18 20 (0.88%) PowerShell
19 19 (0.84%) VB
19 19 (0.84%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 480 (21.11%) Degree
2 73 (3.21%) PhD
3 29 (1.28%) ISEB
4 20 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (0.84%) ACCA
5 19 (0.84%) CIMA
6 15 (0.66%) PMI Certification
7 10 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.31%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.26%) PMP
11 5 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.22%) CCNA
11 5 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.22%) CFA
12 4 (0.18%) RHCA
12 4 (0.18%) MCITP
12 4 (0.18%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (6.55%) QA
2 44 (1.93%) Dodd-Frank
3 38 (1.67%) EMIR
4 19 (0.84%) COBIT
5 17 (0.75%) SLA
6 15 (0.66%) FATCA
6 15 (0.66%) Basel III
7 10 (0.44%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.18%) MiFID
9 2 (0.088%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.044%) Basel II
10 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (0.31%) KVM
4 6 (0.26%) vSphere
5 5 (0.22%) XenApp
6 1 (0.044%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.044%) Varnish
6 1 (0.044%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.044%) Samba
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (0.75%) Puppet
2 10 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.22%) Ansible
4 4 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.13%) Control-M
5 3 (0.13%) Nagios
5 3 (0.13%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.044%) OpenView
6 1 (0.044%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 274 (12.05%) Oracle
2 133 (5.85%) TIBCO
3 117 (5.15%) Sybase
4 102 (4.49%) Murex
5 98 (4.31%) Microsoft
6 80 (3.52%) Calypso
7 61 (2.68%) Bloomberg
8 50 (2.20%) Reuters
9 41 (1.80%) 29West
10 40 (1.76%) Wall Street Systems
11 39 (1.72%) Zend
12 34 (1.50%) Red Hat
13 22 (0.97%) ION Trading
14 21 (0.92%) VMware
14 21 (0.92%) SunGard
15 20 (0.88%) Algorithmics
16 19 (0.84%) OpenLink
17 18 (0.79%) Cognizant
18 17 (0.75%) Charles River
19 16 (0.70%) thinkFolio
Manchester, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + Dental + More
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £55k (multiple roles) + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £95,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £95,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + Competative Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + Car + Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + Package + Excellent Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25k to £38k per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday