The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 205 190 196
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 5 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.100% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.72% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 9
Average salary £65,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.94% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £42,500 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £52,250 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1351 1392 1443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.90% 31.48% 30.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1141 1136 1280
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the West Midlands region.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Birmingham -19 5 £65,000 +52.94%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 19 (86.36%) UNIX
1 19 (86.36%) SQL
1 19 (86.36%) Finance
2 17 (77.27%) Banking
3 16 (72.73%) Derivative
4 15 (68.18%) Equities
5 14 (63.64%) Shell Script
5 14 (63.64%) Fixed Income
5 14 (63.64%) Investment Banking
6 7 (31.82%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (22.73%) Back Office
8 4 (18.18%) ITIL
8 4 (18.18%) Degree
8 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.64%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (13.64%) Front Office
9 3 (13.64%) Legal
9 3 (13.64%) Oracle
10 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
10 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (9.09%) Nagios
10 2 (9.09%) Project Management
10 2 (9.09%) JMS
10 2 (9.09%) Murex
10 2 (9.09%) Netcool
10 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
10 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
10 2 (9.09%) Analytics
10 2 (9.09%) ITRS Geneos

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) KDB
General
1 19 (86.36%) Finance
2 17 (77.27%) Banking
3 14 (63.64%) Investment Banking
4 7 (31.82%) Corporate Banking
5 5 (22.73%) Back Office
6 3 (13.64%) Front Office
6 3 (13.64%) Legal
7 1 (4.55%) International Banking
7 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Applications Support
2 6 (27.27%) Support Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Applications Support Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Applications Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.55%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (72.73%) Derivative
2 15 (68.18%) Equities
3 14 (63.64%) Fixed Income
4 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (9.09%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (9.09%) Credit Risk
5 2 (9.09%) Market Risk
6 1 (4.55%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
2 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
2 2 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
2 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 2 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (4.55%) People Management
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (4.55%) Change Control
3 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.55%) Algorithmic Trading
3 1 (4.55%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (4.55%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) SQL
2 14 (63.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (9.09%) MiFID
2 2 (9.09%) EMIR
3 1 (4.55%) FATCA
3 1 (4.55%) AIFMD
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Netcool
1 2 (9.09%) Nagios
1 2 (9.09%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Murex
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase