Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
London > Central London
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 155 165
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 -68
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 305 276 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.17% 2.02% 2.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.44% 4.24% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 288 258 260
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £116,250 £109,000
London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000

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 6,873 6,505 6,910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 48.81% 47.51% 47.64%
Number of salaries quoted 6,160 5,735 6,259
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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 +5 287 £70,000 -6.67% 47
West End of London -10 7 £67,500 - 7
Foreign Exchange (FX)
London

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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).

1 183 (60.00%) Finance
2 111 (36.39%) Java
3 110 (36.07%) Front Office
4 109 (35.74%) Equities
5 100 (32.79%) SQL
6 94 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
7 92 (30.16%) Fintech
8 81 (26.56%) Fixed Income
9 76 (24.92%) Derivative
10 70 (22.95%) C#
10 70 (22.95%) SQL Server
11 69 (22.62%) .NET
12 59 (19.34%) Banking
13 50 (16.39%) Hedge funds
14 47 (15.41%) Asset Management
15 46 (15.08%) Oracle
16 41 (13.44%) FIX Protocol
17 40 (13.11%) Investment Management
17 40 (13.11%) Microservices
18 39 (12.79%) Low Latency
19 37 (12.13%) C++
19 37 (12.13%) Linux
19 37 (12.13%) Business Intelligence
19 37 (12.13%) Workflow
20 35 (11.48%) Windows
20 35 (11.48%) Multithreading
21 33 (10.82%) Unix
21 33 (10.82%) Maven
22 31 (10.16%) JIRA
23 30 (9.84%) DevOps

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 21 (6.89%) Oracle Workflow
2 12 (3.93%) IIS
3 9 (2.95%) CMS
4 6 (1.97%) Confluence
5 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.66%) JBoss
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (6.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (8.52%) thinkFolio
2 21 (6.89%) Markit EDM
3 20 (6.56%) Front Arena
4 9 (2.95%) SunGard GMI
5 8 (2.62%) Misys Midas
6 5 (1.64%) LatentZero
7 4 (1.31%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.66%) Salerio
8 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.33%) Endur
9 1 (0.33%) Kondor
9 1 (0.33%) PolarLake
9 1 (0.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.66%) PaaS
3 2 (0.66%) SaaS
3 2 (0.66%) Slack
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.33%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Office 365
4 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.31%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.33%) HTTP
2 1 (0.33%) Internet
2 1 (0.33%) LAN
2 1 (0.33%) Multicast
2 1 (0.33%) NAS
2 1 (0.33%) SAN
2 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (22.95%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.56%) Crystal Reports
3 15 (4.92%) MS Access
3 15 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.30%) KDB
5 6 (1.97%) Big Data
5 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.64%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.64%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.98%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.66%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.33%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.33%) MySQL
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (10.82%) Maven
2 31 (10.16%) JIRA
3 24 (7.87%) Gradle
4 22 (7.21%) Visual Studio
5 18 (5.90%) Git (software)
6 15 (4.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (4.92%) Oracle Forms
6 15 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (4.92%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.95%) HP UFT
8 8 (2.62%) Selenium
9 4 (1.31%) Subversion
10 3 (0.98%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.98%) JUnit
10 3 (0.98%) Mockito
10 3 (0.98%) Zephyr
11 2 (0.66%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.66%) Mocha
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.66%) Toad
General
1 183 (60.00%) Finance
2 110 (36.07%) Front Office
3 59 (19.34%) Banking
4 21 (6.89%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.92%) Back Office
6 11 (3.61%) Advertising
7 8 (2.62%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.97%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.31%) Games
10 3 (0.98%) Legal
11 2 (0.66%) Marketing
11 2 (0.66%) Retail
12 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 133 (43.61%) Developer
2 64 (20.98%) Analyst
3 50 (16.39%) Java Developer
4 28 (9.18%) Support Analyst
5 24 (7.87%) Java Developer - Fintech
6 23 (7.54%) .NET Developer
7 22 (7.21%) Senior Developer
8 21 (6.89%) Applications Support
8 21 (6.89%) C# Developer
9 17 (5.57%) C++ Developer
9 17 (5.57%) Consultant
9 17 (5.57%) WPF Developer
10 16 (5.25%) Business Analyst
10 16 (5.25%) C# .NET Developer
11 15 (4.92%) Applications Support Analyst
11 15 (4.92%) C# WPF Developer
12 14 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (3.93%) Technical Analyst
14 11 (3.61%) Implementation Analyst
14 11 (3.61%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (22.62%) .NET
2 41 (13.44%) FIX Protocol
3 25 (8.20%) ASP.NET
3 25 (8.20%) XML
4 24 (7.87%) J2SE
5 20 (6.56%) WPF
6 16 (5.25%) React
7 15 (4.92%) HTML
8 14 (4.59%) WinForms
9 10 (3.28%) Redux
10 9 (2.95%) HTML5
11 8 (2.62%) .NET Framework
11 8 (2.62%) CSS
11 8 (2.62%) EDI
11 8 (2.62%) EDIFACT
11 8 (2.62%) Spring
11 8 (2.62%) Web Services
12 7 (2.30%) AngularJS
12 7 (2.30%) Middleware
12 7 (2.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 109 (35.74%) Equities
2 92 (30.16%) Fintech
3 81 (26.56%) Fixed Income
4 76 (24.92%) Derivative
5 50 (16.39%) Hedge funds
6 15 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (4.59%) Mobile App
8 12 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.93%) Equity Derivative
9 11 (3.61%) Management Information System
10 10 (3.28%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 10 (3.28%) Market Risk
11 9 (2.95%) Algorithms
11 9 (2.95%) Credit Derivative
11 9 (2.95%) Credit Risk
11 9 (2.95%) Exotic Derivative
11 9 (2.95%) SWIFT
12 7 (2.30%) Computer Science
13 6 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.13%) Linux
2 35 (11.48%) Windows
3 33 (10.82%) Unix
4 4 (1.31%) Solaris
5 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.33%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (15.41%) Asset Management
3 40 (13.11%) Investment Management
3 40 (13.11%) Microservices
4 39 (12.79%) Low Latency
5 37 (12.13%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (12.13%) Workflow
6 35 (11.48%) Multithreading
7 30 (9.84%) DevOps
7 30 (9.84%) Risk Management
7 30 (9.84%) TDD
8 29 (9.51%) Business Analysis
8 29 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (9.18%) Algorithmic Trading
10 25 (8.20%) Concurrent Programming
11 23 (7.54%) Continuous Delivery
12 20 (6.56%) Test Automation
13 19 (6.23%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (5.90%) Electronic Trading
14 18 (5.90%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 111 (36.39%) Java
2 100 (32.79%) SQL
3 70 (22.95%) C#
4 37 (12.13%) C++
5 30 (9.84%) Java 8
6 27 (8.85%) Perl
6 27 (8.85%) Python
7 21 (6.89%) JavaScript
8 19 (6.23%) T-SQL
9 15 (4.92%) Ruby
10 14 (4.59%) Bash Shell
11 13 (4.26%) VBA
12 12 (3.93%) Scala
13 11 (3.61%) PowerShell
14 9 (2.95%) R
15 8 (2.62%) C
15 8 (2.62%) MATLAB
15 8 (2.62%) PHP
16 7 (2.30%) Shell Script
17 5 (1.64%) ES6
Qualifications
1 22 (7.21%) Degree
2 9 (2.95%) PhD
3 8 (2.62%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.31%) CISSP
5 2 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.89%) QA
2 18 (5.90%) EMIR
2 18 (5.90%) MiFID
3 9 (2.95%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (2.62%) ISO 20022
4 8 (2.62%) ISO 8583
5 5 (1.64%) FATCA
6 4 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.98%) SEPA
8 2 (0.66%) GDPR
9 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.33%) IFRS
9 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (2.95%) Docker
2 3 (0.98%) zsh
3 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.30%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.31%) Ansible
3 4 (1.31%) Control-M
3 4 (1.31%) Terraform
4 2 (0.66%) logstash
4 2 (0.66%) Nagios
4 2 (0.66%) Puppet
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Shiro
5 1 (0.33%) Consul
5 1 (0.33%) Grafana
5 1 (0.33%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (15.08%) Oracle
2 30 (9.84%) TIBCO
3 26 (8.52%) Calypso
3 26 (8.52%) Charles River
4 24 (7.87%) Microsoft
5 23 (7.54%) StreamBase
6 20 (6.56%) SimCorp
7 19 (6.23%) FIS
8 12 (3.93%) Bloomberg
8 12 (3.93%) Fidessa
9 11 (3.61%) Reuters
9 11 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (2.95%) SunGard
11 8 (2.62%) SmartStream
12 7 (2.30%) CQG
13 5 (1.64%) Murex
13 5 (1.64%) Zend
14 4 (1.31%) Cognos
14 4 (1.31%) FXall
15 3 (0.98%) Sybase