Period
to 23 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
London > Central London
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 153 143
Rank change year-on-year +7 -10 -47
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 277 312 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.13% 2.13% 2.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.69% 4.72% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 254 291 255
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £108,375 £116,250 £108,750
London median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%

Foreign Exchange (FX) is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,909 6,617 5,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.45% 45.21% 46.49%
Number of salaries quoted 5,224 5,836 5,439
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £38,000 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.56% +3.54%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in Central London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in Central London.

Salary trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in Central London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in Central London over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in Central London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the Central London region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -15 255 £70,000 -6.67% 44
West End of London +6 4 £80,000 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 156 (56.32%) Finance
2 104 (37.55%) Front Office
3 101 (36.46%) Equities
4 92 (33.21%) Java
5 83 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (29.24%) C#
7 76 (27.44%) Fintech
8 75 (27.08%) Fixed Income
9 70 (25.27%) SQL
10 63 (22.74%) .NET
11 58 (20.94%) SQL Server
12 57 (20.58%) Derivative
13 52 (18.77%) Banking
14 47 (16.97%) Asset Management
14 47 (16.97%) C++
15 46 (16.61%) Hedge funds
16 43 (15.52%) Investment Management
16 43 (15.52%) Oracle
17 40 (14.44%) Risk Management
17 40 (14.44%) Multithreading
18 36 (13.00%) Linux
18 36 (13.00%) Python
18 36 (13.00%) Low Latency
19 35 (12.64%) Microservices
20 34 (12.27%) Windows
21 29 (10.47%) JIRA
21 29 (10.47%) Test Automation
22 28 (10.11%) DevOps
23 27 (9.75%) ASP.NET
24 26 (9.39%) TIBCO

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 10 (3.61%) CMS
3 7 (2.53%) IIS
4 3 (1.08%) Confluence
5 2 (0.72%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (7.22%) thinkFolio
2 12 (4.33%) Markit EDM
3 11 (3.97%) Front Arena
4 10 (3.61%) Misys Midas
5 7 (2.53%) LatentZero
6 5 (1.81%) MetaTrader
6 5 (1.81%) SunGard GMI
7 2 (0.72%) Salerio
8 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.36%) Kondor
8 1 (0.36%) PolarLake
8 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.81%) Cloudflare
3 5 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.44%) SaaS
5 2 (0.72%) PaaS
5 2 (0.72%) Slack
6 1 (0.36%) IaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.81%) DNS
1 5 (1.81%) TCP/IP
1 5 (1.81%) VLAN
1 5 (1.81%) VPN
2 1 (0.36%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.36%) Internet
2 1 (0.36%) NAS
2 1 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.94%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.22%) MS Access
3 11 (3.97%) Crystal Reports
3 11 (3.97%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.25%) Big Data
4 9 (3.25%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.08%) KDB
8 2 (0.72%) MySQL
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.72%) QlikView
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.72%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.36%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 29 (10.47%) JIRA
2 25 (9.03%) Visual Studio
3 24 (8.66%) Maven
4 20 (7.22%) Oracle Forms
4 20 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (6.50%) Gradle
6 16 (5.78%) Git (software)
7 11 (3.97%) HP UFT
8 8 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (2.89%) TeamCity
9 7 (2.53%) Selenium
10 4 (1.44%) Subversion
11 3 (1.08%) JUnit
11 3 (1.08%) Mockito
11 3 (1.08%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.72%) JIRA Agile
12 2 (0.72%) Mocha
12 2 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.72%) Toad
General
1 156 (56.32%) Finance
2 104 (37.55%) Front Office
3 52 (18.77%) Banking
4 17 (6.14%) Advertising
4 17 (6.14%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.33%) Back Office
6 10 (3.61%) General Ledger
7 7 (2.53%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.08%) Games
9 2 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 131 (47.29%) Developer
2 53 (19.13%) Analyst
3 39 (14.08%) Java Developer
4 32 (11.55%) C# Developer
5 30 (10.83%) .NET Developer
6 24 (8.66%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (7.94%) Senior Developer
8 21 (7.58%) WPF Developer
9 19 (6.86%) C# WPF Developer
10 16 (5.78%) Java Developer - Fintech
11 15 (5.42%) Business Analyst
11 15 (5.42%) Qualitative Analyst
11 15 (5.42%) Quantitative Analyst
11 15 (5.42%) Support Analyst
12 13 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (4.33%) C++ Developer
14 11 (3.97%) Java Engineer
15 10 (3.61%) Consultant
15 10 (3.61%) Quantitative Developer
16 9 (3.25%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (22.74%) .NET
2 27 (9.75%) ASP.NET
3 22 (7.94%) FIX Protocol
4 21 (7.58%) WPF
5 18 (6.50%) WinForms
6 17 (6.14%) J2SE
7 16 (5.78%) XML
8 15 (5.42%) HTML
9 12 (4.33%) React
10 11 (3.97%) AngularJS
11 10 (3.61%) CSS
11 10 (3.61%) EDI
11 10 (3.61%) EDIFACT
11 10 (3.61%) Redux
12 8 (2.89%) Rendezvous
13 6 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (2.17%) JMS
13 6 (2.17%) STL
13 6 (2.17%) TIBCO EMS
14 5 (1.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 101 (36.46%) Equities
2 76 (27.44%) Fintech
3 75 (27.08%) Fixed Income
4 57 (20.58%) Derivative
5 46 (16.61%) Hedge funds
6 15 (5.42%) Market Risk
7 13 (4.69%) Credit Risk
7 13 (4.69%) Equity Derivative
7 13 (4.69%) Exotic Derivative
8 12 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (3.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 11 (3.97%) Mobile App
9 11 (3.97%) SWIFT
10 9 (3.25%) Credit Derivative
11 8 (2.89%) Algorithms
11 8 (2.89%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.81%) Xbox
13 4 (1.44%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.00%) Linux
2 34 (12.27%) Windows
3 25 (9.03%) Unix
4 2 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (16.97%) Asset Management
3 43 (15.52%) Investment Management
4 40 (14.44%) Multithreading
4 40 (14.44%) Risk Management
5 36 (13.00%) Low Latency
6 35 (12.64%) Microservices
7 29 (10.47%) Test Automation
8 28 (10.11%) DevOps
9 25 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (9.03%) Mathematics
9 25 (9.03%) TDD
10 23 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (8.30%) Electronic Trading
11 22 (7.94%) Workflow
12 21 (7.58%) Business Analysis
13 18 (6.50%) Algorithmic Trading
13 18 (6.50%) Concurrent Programming
13 18 (6.50%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (6.14%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (33.21%) Java
2 81 (29.24%) C#
3 70 (25.27%) SQL
4 47 (16.97%) C++
5 36 (13.00%) Python
6 23 (8.30%) Java 8
7 19 (6.86%) MATLAB
8 17 (6.14%) Perl
9 16 (5.78%) JavaScript
10 13 (4.69%) R
11 12 (4.33%) Ruby
12 9 (3.25%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.25%) C
12 9 (3.25%) Scala
13 8 (2.89%) T-SQL
14 6 (2.17%) ES6
14 6 (2.17%) PHP
15 5 (1.81%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.44%) C-shell
16 4 (1.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (7.58%) Degree
2 14 (5.05%) PhD
3 13 (4.69%) Master's Degree
4 5 (1.81%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.44%) CISSP
6 2 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.94%) QA
2 19 (6.86%) EMIR
2 19 (6.86%) MiFID
3 14 (5.05%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (3.61%) ISO 20022
4 10 (3.61%) ISO 8583
5 5 (1.81%) SEPA
5 5 (1.81%) SLA
6 4 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.72%) FATCA
8 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (3.97%) Docker
2 3 (1.08%) zsh
3 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (4.33%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.89%) Ansible
4 5 (1.81%) Terraform
5 3 (1.08%) Control-M
6 2 (0.72%) logstash
6 2 (0.72%) Nagios
6 2 (0.72%) Puppet
7 1 (0.36%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 43 (15.52%) Oracle
2 26 (9.39%) TIBCO
3 22 (7.94%) Charles River
4 17 (6.14%) Calypso
4 17 (6.14%) StreamBase
5 15 (5.42%) FIS
5 15 (5.42%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.97%) SimCorp
7 7 (2.53%) Bloomberg
8 5 (1.81%) CQG
8 5 (1.81%) Fidessa
8 5 (1.81%) SunGard
9 4 (1.44%) Cognos
9 4 (1.44%) Reuters
9 4 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.44%) Zend
10 3 (1.08%) Murex
10 3 (1.08%) Remedy
10 3 (1.08%) Sybase
11 2 (0.72%) IBM