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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 258 227 203
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -24
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1262 1297 1604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.22% 1.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.51% 3.68% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1040 1028 1444
Average salary £70,000 £67,500 £68,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £92,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%

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
35987 35251 38884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.92% 33.14% 33.28%
Number of salaries quoted 28254 28491 32814
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -31 1218 £70,000 +3.70% 161
London -14 1123 £70,000 - 157
City of London -34 338 £70,000 +3.70% 91
Scotland +1 38 £70,000 +60.00% 5
South East -6 33 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Glasgow +6 31 £70,000 +60.00% 3
South West -4 28 £62,500 +56.25%
Bournemouth - 26 - -
Dorset - 26 - -
Berkshire +2 16 £38,250 -45.35%
Nottingham +7 15 £44,000 +10.00%
Nottinghamshire +5 15 £44,000 +10.00%
East Midlands -10 15 £44,000 +10.00%
Windsor - 14 £38,250 -
Surrey -3 11 £34,000 +23.63%
Docklands, London 0 9 £76,250 +10.10% 1
Canary Wharf +1 7 £80,000 -5.88%
North West -10 5 £37,500 +31.57%
North East - 5 - -
Northumberland - 5 - -
Brentford -4 4 £63,750 +8.97%
East of England -12 4 - - 2
Manchester - 4 £37,500 -
Stirling - 4 £50,000 - 1
West Sussex -1 3 £62,500 +86.56% 1
Birmingham -5 3 £49,000 +22.50% 1
West Midlands -18 3 £49,000 +22.50% 1
Guildford - 3 £29,500 -
Weybridge - 3 £34,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1289 (51.31%) Finance
2 1013 (40.33%) Java
3 867 (34.51%) Front Office
4 834 (33.20%) Derivative
5 823 (32.76%) Banking
6 623 (24.80%) Multithreading
7 620 (24.68%) SQL
8 551 (21.93%) Equities
9 512 (20.38%) Low Latency
10 511 (20.34%) Investment Banking
11 510 (20.30%) C#
12 492 (19.59%) OO
13 470 (18.71%) Fixed Income
14 408 (16.24%) UNIX
15 403 (16.04%) Degree
16 365 (14.53%) .NET
17 355 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
18 341 (13.57%) C++
19 311 (12.38%) Back Office
20 306 (12.18%) Oracle
21 305 (12.14%) Scrum
22 288 (11.46%) Linux
23 249 (9.91%) Electronic Trading
24 248 (9.87%) TDD
25 243 (9.67%) HTML
26 225 (8.96%) Risk Management
27 223 (8.88%) SQL Server
28 221 (8.80%) Python
29 217 (8.64%) Software Engineering
30 209 (8.32%) XML

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 42 (1.67%) IIS
2 30 (1.19%) Umbraco
3 28 (1.11%) CMS
4 27 (1.07%) Apache
5 24 (0.96%) WebSphere
5 24 (0.96%) TIBCO EMS
5 24 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
5 24 (0.96%) Node.js
6 23 (0.92%) Sitefinity
6 23 (0.92%) Orchard CMS
6 23 (0.92%) NServiceBus
7 20 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
8 18 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
9 17 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.64%) SharePoint
11 15 (0.60%) MQSeries
11 15 (0.60%) Apache Solr
12 14 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.48%) Confluence
14 11 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 118 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (0.48%) MS Office
3 12 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.28%) MS Project
5 5 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.12%) Stata
6 3 (0.12%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.080%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.040%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 40 (1.59%) Summit
2 38 (1.51%) Kondor+
3 32 (1.27%) RMDS
4 13 (0.52%) Front Arena
5 11 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.44%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 10 (0.40%) 3000 Xtra
6 10 (0.40%) Eikon
7 8 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
8 7 (0.28%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.24%) LatentZero
10 5 (0.20%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 5 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.16%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.16%) HiPortfolio
11 4 (0.16%) LongView
11 4 (0.16%) Findur
11 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.32%) GitHub
2 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.080%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.03%) TCP/IP
2 44 (1.75%) Firewall
3 29 (1.15%) Multicast
4 22 (0.88%) DNS
5 18 (0.72%) HTTP
6 16 (0.64%) SAN
7 13 (0.52%) LAN
8 11 (0.44%) WAN
9 10 (0.40%) SSL
10 9 (0.36%) VPN
11 8 (0.32%) LDAP
12 6 (0.24%) VoIP
13 4 (0.16%) FTP
13 4 (0.16%) Intranet
14 3 (0.12%) DHCP
15 2 (0.080%) SSH
15 2 (0.080%) CTI
15 2 (0.080%) SWIFTNet
15 2 (0.080%) NFC
16 1 (0.040%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 189 (7.52%) Relational Database
3 130 (5.18%) RDBMS
4 85 (3.38%) MySQL
5 74 (2.95%) KDB
6 43 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 33 (1.31%) NoSQL
8 28 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 23 (0.92%) RavenDB
9 23 (0.92%) Neo4j
10 21 (0.84%) Data Mining
11 20 (0.80%) Big Data
11 20 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (0.68%) HBase
13 17 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (0.44%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 97 (3.86%) Subversion
2 54 (2.15%) Git (software)
3 48 (1.91%) Selenium
4 45 (1.79%) Visual Studio
5 44 (1.75%) JIRA
6 33 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (1.31%) JUnit
6 33 (1.31%) Maven
7 32 (1.27%) NUnit
8 29 (1.15%) WebDriver
9 25 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 21 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.84%) Jenkins
11 16 (0.64%) Eclipse
11 16 (0.64%) Moq
12 12 (0.48%) MSTest
13 10 (0.40%) PHPUnit
13 10 (0.40%) SpecFlow
13 10 (0.40%) Behat
14 9 (0.36%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1289 (51.31%) Finance
2 867 (34.51%) Front Office
3 823 (32.76%) Banking
4 511 (20.34%) Investment Banking
5 311 (12.38%) Back Office
6 122 (4.86%) Financial Institution
7 97 (3.86%) Retail
8 59 (2.35%) Marketing
9 37 (1.47%) Telecoms
10 34 (1.35%) Legal
11 29 (1.15%) Games
12 20 (0.80%) Advertising
13 14 (0.56%) Law
14 13 (0.52%) International Banking
15 11 (0.44%) Publishing
15 11 (0.44%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.40%) Italian Language
17 7 (0.28%) French Language
18 6 (0.24%) General Ledger
19 4 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1326 (52.79%) Developer
2 543 (21.62%) Java Developer
3 445 (17.71%) Analyst
4 237 (9.43%) Senior Developer
5 234 (9.32%) C# Developer
6 227 (9.04%) Business Analyst
7 146 (5.81%) C++ Developer
8 133 (5.29%) Support Analyst
9 117 (4.66%) Applications Support
9 117 (4.66%) C# .NET Developer
10 109 (4.34%) Project Manager
11 100 (3.98%) .NET Developer
12 96 (3.82%) Lead Developer
13 95 (3.78%) Senior Java Developer
14 87 (3.46%) Programmer
15 73 (2.91%) Team Leader
16 65 (2.59%) Applications Support Analyst
17 54 (2.15%) Excel Developer
18 49 (1.95%) Software Engineer
19 48 (1.91%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (14.53%) .NET
2 243 (9.67%) HTML
3 209 (8.32%) XML
4 179 (7.13%) WPF
5 161 (6.41%) Spring
6 155 (6.17%) HTML5
7 143 (5.69%) WCF
8 122 (4.86%) CSS
9 109 (4.34%) Web Services
10 105 (4.18%) XML Messaging
11 101 (4.02%) J2EE
11 101 (4.02%) JMS
11 101 (4.02%) Middleware
12 95 (3.78%) ASP.NET
13 89 (3.54%) REST
14 83 (3.30%) jQuery
15 81 (3.22%) Hibernate
16 79 (3.14%) J2SE
17 77 (3.07%) .NET Framework
18 68 (2.71%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 834 (33.20%) Derivative
2 551 (21.93%) Equities
3 470 (18.71%) Fixed Income
4 207 (8.24%) Computer Science
5 159 (6.33%) Mathematics
6 139 (5.53%) Hedge funds
7 108 (4.30%) Equity Derivative
8 81 (3.22%) Open Source
9 79 (3.14%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 78 (3.11%) Market Risk
11 60 (2.39%) Credit Risk
12 54 (2.15%) SWIFT
12 54 (2.15%) Credit Derivative
13 44 (1.75%) Grid Computing
14 41 (1.63%) Physics
15 34 (1.35%) Reference Data
15 34 (1.35%) Spread Betting
16 27 (1.07%) Contract for Difference
17 25 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
18 22 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 408 (16.24%) UNIX
2 288 (11.46%) Linux
3 143 (5.69%) Windows
4 65 (2.59%) Solaris
5 26 (1.04%) Android
6 22 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 20 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.76%) NetWare
9 7 (0.28%) HPUX
10 6 (0.24%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.16%) CentOS
12 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.16%) AIX
13 3 (0.12%) Fedora
13 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.080%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.080%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.040%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.040%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (24.80%) Multithreading
2 512 (20.38%) Low Latency
3 492 (19.59%) OO
4 355 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
5 305 (12.14%) Scrum
6 249 (9.91%) Electronic Trading
7 248 (9.87%) TDD
8 225 (8.96%) Risk Management
9 217 (8.64%) Software Engineering
10 200 (7.96%) Algorithmic Trading
11 176 (7.01%) E-Commerce
12 175 (6.97%) Project Management
13 138 (5.49%) OOP
14 132 (5.25%) Business Analysis
15 120 (4.78%) Data Modelling
15 120 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
16 116 (4.62%) MVC
17 106 (4.22%) Analytics
18 100 (3.98%) Asset Management
19 91 (3.62%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1013 (40.33%) Java
2 620 (24.68%) SQL
3 510 (20.30%) C#
4 341 (13.57%) C++
5 221 (8.80%) Python
6 201 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 107 (4.26%) Perl
8 106 (4.22%) VBA
9 65 (2.59%) PHP
10 40 (1.59%) PL/SQL
11 36 (1.43%) C
11 36 (1.43%) Ruby
12 32 (1.27%) Shell Script
13 29 (1.15%) PHP5
14 28 (1.11%) Scala
15 27 (1.07%) T-SQL
16 25 (1.00%) Bash Shell
17 24 (0.96%) MATLAB
17 24 (0.96%) VB.NET
18 17 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 403 (16.04%) Degree
2 38 (1.51%) PhD
3 32 (1.27%) ISEB
4 20 (0.80%) ACCA
4 20 (0.80%) CIMA
5 18 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 15 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 14 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.36%) Sun Certification
10 9 (0.36%) CCNA
11 7 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.20%) PMP
13 2 (0.080%) CISSP
13 2 (0.080%) MBA
13 2 (0.080%) CAPM
13 2 (0.080%) CISM
14 1 (0.040%) CISA
14 1 (0.040%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (5.81%) QA
2 46 (1.83%) Dodd-Frank
3 44 (1.75%) EMIR
4 18 (0.72%) Basel III
5 16 (0.64%) Basel II
6 14 (0.56%) FATCA
7 13 (0.52%) Solvency II
8 12 (0.48%) SLA
9 11 (0.44%) COBIT
10 3 (0.12%) GAAP
10 3 (0.12%) IAS 39
11 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.080%) COREP
12 1 (0.040%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.040%) UCITS
12 1 (0.040%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.040%) CRD IV
System Software
1 13 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.24%) ClearTrust
2 6 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.080%) KVM
4 1 (0.040%) Varnish
4 1 (0.040%) Squid
4 1 (0.040%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.24%) Puppet
3 3 (0.12%) SCCM
4 2 (0.080%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.080%) Ansible
5 1 (0.040%) SCOM
5 1 (0.040%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.040%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.040%) Netcool
5 1 (0.040%) Control-M
5 1 (0.040%) Nagios
5 1 (0.040%) WMI
Vendors
1 306 (12.18%) Oracle
2 190 (7.56%) Microsoft
3 136 (5.41%) TIBCO
4 123 (4.90%) Murex
5 119 (4.74%) Sybase
6 89 (3.54%) 29West
7 66 (2.63%) Calypso
8 59 (2.35%) Bloomberg
9 48 (1.91%) SunGard
10 43 (1.71%) Reuters
11 33 (1.31%) Informatica
12 32 (1.27%) Zend
12 32 (1.27%) Sitecore
13 27 (1.07%) Sun
13 27 (1.07%) SAP
14 23 (0.92%) EPiServer
15 22 (0.88%) Wall Street Systems
16 18 (0.72%) DevExpress
16 18 (0.72%) IBM
16 18 (0.72%) Algorithmics
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + bonus+ benefits+training
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £105000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £100k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £0.00 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Palm Mason
Salary: Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday