Period
to 30 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for FIX Protocol skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited FIX Protocol over the 6 months to 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Central London > City of London
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 188 195 259
Rank change year-on-year +7 +64 -59
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 60 34 77
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.06% 0.64% 0.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.60% 1.59% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 50 32 64
10th Percentile £55,000 £60,125 £46,250
25th Percentile £66,563 £65,000 £61,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% +11.11%
75th Percentile £105,000 £120,000 £95,625
90th Percentile £115,000 £124,750 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £100,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% +11.11%

FIX Protocol is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,307 2,135 4,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.93% 40.31% 39.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,119 1,886 3,653
10th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £45,000
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing FIX Protocol as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for FIX Protocol in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing FIX Protocol in the City of London.

Salary trend for FIX Protocol in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing FIX Protocol in the City of London over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, IT jobs citing FIX Protocol 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 City of London region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 35 (58.33%) Electronic Trading
2 29 (48.33%) Java
3 24 (40.00%) SQL
4 22 (36.67%) Social Skills
5 21 (35.00%) Linux
6 19 (31.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (28.33%) Banking
8 16 (26.67%) Front Office
9 15 (25.00%) Finance
10 13 (21.67%) Windows
11 12 (20.00%) Fixed Income
11 12 (20.00%) Python
12 11 (18.33%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (18.33%) Unix
12 11 (18.33%) Equities
13 10 (16.67%) Web Services
13 10 (16.67%) QA
13 10 (16.67%) Hedge funds
14 9 (15.00%) Algorithmic Trading
14 9 (15.00%) Portware
14 9 (15.00%) XML
14 9 (15.00%) Fidessa
14 9 (15.00%) Algorithms
14 9 (15.00%) Order Management
15 8 (13.33%) Bloomberg
15 8 (13.33%) Investment Banking
15 8 (13.33%) Tradeweb
16 7 (11.67%) Low Latency
16 7 (11.67%) JIRA
16 7 (11.67%) SQL Server

FIX Protocol
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) AWS
1 2 (3.33%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) LAN
2 2 (3.33%) WAN
3 1 (1.67%) BGP
3 1 (1.67%) HSRP
3 1 (1.67%) HTTP
3 1 (1.67%) IGMP
3 1 (1.67%) IPsec
3 1 (1.67%) Multicast
3 1 (1.67%) OSPF
3 1 (1.67%) Unicast
3 1 (1.67%) VLAN
3 1 (1.67%) VRRP
3 1 (1.67%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) KDB
2 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) JIRA
2 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.00%) Subversion
3 3 (5.00%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.67%) Selenium
4 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (36.67%) Social Skills
2 17 (28.33%) Banking
3 16 (26.67%) Front Office
4 15 (25.00%) Finance
5 8 (13.33%) Investment Banking
6 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.33%) Marketing
7 2 (3.33%) Retail
8 1 (1.67%) Advertising
8 1 (1.67%) Back Office
8 1 (1.67%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 25 (41.67%) Developer
2 24 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 12 (20.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 12 (20.00%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Real Time Developer
5 7 (11.67%) Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Support Specialist
7 5 (8.33%) Customer Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Electronics Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Electronic Trading Support
9 2 (3.33%) Java Pricing Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) Web Services
2 9 (15.00%) XML
3 2 (3.33%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.67%) Node.js
4 1 (1.67%) REST
4 1 (1.67%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 11 (18.33%) Equities
3 11 (18.33%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (16.67%) Hedge funds
5 9 (15.00%) Algorithms
6 3 (5.00%) Derivative
7 1 (1.67%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) Linux
2 13 (21.67%) Windows
3 11 (18.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (58.33%) Electronic Trading
2 9 (15.00%) Algorithmic Trading
2 9 (15.00%) Order Management
3 7 (11.67%) Low Latency
4 6 (10.00%) Change Control
4 6 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
4 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (10.00%) Thought Leadership
5 5 (8.33%) API Integration
6 4 (6.67%) Automated Trading
6 4 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 4 (6.67%) Direct Market Access
6 4 (6.67%) ITIL
6 4 (6.67%) Product Management
6 4 (6.67%) QA Automation
6 4 (6.67%) SDET
7 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.00%) Multithreading
7 3 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 29 (48.33%) Java
2 24 (40.00%) SQL
3 12 (20.00%) Python
4 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.67%) C++
5 3 (5.00%) Perl
6 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.33%) VBA
7 1 (1.67%) C#
7 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.67%) CCIE
1 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Fidessa
1 9 (15.00%) Portware
2 8 (13.33%) Bloomberg
2 8 (13.33%) Tradeweb
3 6 (10.00%) Charles River
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle
5 3 (5.00%) Perforce
5 3 (5.00%) Sun
6 1 (1.67%) Arista
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco