Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 144 200
Rank change year-on-year -93 +56 -20
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 118 216 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.06% 2.14% 1.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.47% 5.39% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 102 202 138
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £48,875 £45,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £113,625 £87,500 £90,225
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -7.69%

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 4,778 4,004 4,855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.11% 39.65% 41.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4,364 3,626 4,474
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing FIX Protocol as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing FIX Protocol in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 49 (41.53%) Unix
2 48 (40.68%) Finance
3 46 (38.98%) Equities
3 46 (38.98%) SQL
4 45 (38.14%) Front Office
5 41 (34.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 39 (33.05%) Java
7 32 (27.12%) Linux
8 27 (22.88%) Python
8 27 (22.88%) Algorithmic Trading
8 27 (22.88%) Hedge funds
9 26 (22.03%) Electronic Trading
10 25 (21.19%) Fintech
11 20 (16.95%) Perl
11 20 (16.95%) C++
11 20 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (16.10%) Algorithms
13 18 (15.25%) Bash Shell
13 18 (15.25%) Fixed Income
14 15 (12.71%) Oracle
15 14 (11.86%) Windows
15 14 (11.86%) Workflow
15 14 (11.86%) Low Latency
16 13 (11.02%) Analytics
16 13 (11.02%) Multithreading
16 13 (11.02%) Derivative
17 12 (10.17%) Back Office
18 11 (9.32%) Sybase
18 11 (9.32%) KDB
19 10 (8.47%) Mathematics

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.39%) Ethereum
2 2 (1.69%) GemFire
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.85%) Confluence
3 1 (0.85%) Luigi
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) thinkFolio
2 2 (1.69%) Front Arena
2 2 (1.69%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.85%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.85%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.08%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (3.39%) FTP
2 4 (3.39%) Internet
3 3 (2.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.69%) LAN
4 2 (1.69%) WAN
5 1 (0.85%) HTTP
5 1 (0.85%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.32%) KDB
2 8 (6.78%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.24%) DB2
3 5 (4.24%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.69%) Kdb+
5 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Hudson
2 6 (5.08%) Maven
2 6 (5.08%) Robot Framework
3 5 (4.24%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.24%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.24%) Subversion
4 3 (2.54%) JIRA
5 2 (1.69%) Mockito
6 1 (0.85%) Gatling
6 1 (0.85%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.85%) JSUnit
6 1 (0.85%) Mocha
6 1 (0.85%) Moq
6 1 (0.85%) QUnit
6 1 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.85%) Selenium
6 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (40.68%) Finance
2 45 (38.14%) Front Office
3 12 (10.17%) Back Office
4 8 (6.78%) Banking
5 6 (5.08%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (32.20%) Analyst
2 31 (26.27%) Developer
3 20 (16.95%) Java Developer
3 20 (16.95%) Support Analyst
4 18 (15.25%) Applications Support
5 15 (12.71%) Technical Analyst
6 12 (10.17%) Implementation Analyst
6 12 (10.17%) Senior Developer
7 11 (9.32%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (8.47%) Applications Support Analyst
9 9 (7.63%) SQL Analyst
10 8 (6.78%) FIX Analyst
11 7 (5.93%) C++ Developer
11 7 (5.93%) SQL Support Analyst
12 6 (5.08%) Business Analyst
12 6 (5.08%) FIX Support Analyst
12 6 (5.08%) Front Office Developer
12 6 (5.08%) Support Engineer
13 5 (4.24%) Team Leader
14 4 (3.39%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.93%) Middleware
2 6 (5.08%) JMS
3 5 (4.24%) .NET
3 5 (4.24%) Kafka
3 5 (4.24%) STL
4 4 (3.39%) Rendezvous
5 3 (2.54%) HTML
5 3 (2.54%) HTML5
5 3 (2.54%) RESTful
5 3 (2.54%) Web Services
5 3 (2.54%) WPF
6 2 (1.69%) FpML
6 2 (1.69%) NumPy
6 2 (1.69%) SciPy
6 2 (1.69%) Spring
6 2 (1.69%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (1.69%) Ultra Messaging
6 2 (1.69%) Velocity
6 2 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (38.98%) Equities
2 41 (34.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 27 (22.88%) Hedge funds
4 25 (21.19%) Fintech
5 19 (16.10%) Algorithms
6 18 (15.25%) Fixed Income
7 13 (11.02%) Derivative
8 6 (5.08%) Computer Science
8 6 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (4.24%) Reference Data
10 4 (3.39%) Bitcoin
10 4 (3.39%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (3.39%) SWIFT
11 2 (1.69%) Eurex
11 2 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.85%) OTC Derivatives
12 1 (0.85%) User Experience
12 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (41.53%) Unix
2 32 (27.12%) Linux
3 14 (11.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.88%) Algorithmic Trading
2 26 (22.03%) Electronic Trading
3 20 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (11.86%) Low Latency
4 14 (11.86%) Workflow
5 13 (11.02%) Analytics
5 13 (11.02%) Multithreading
6 10 (8.47%) Mathematics
6 10 (8.47%) TDD
7 9 (7.63%) Investment Management
8 8 (6.78%) E-Commerce
8 8 (6.78%) OO
9 7 (5.93%) ITIL
9 7 (5.93%) Market Making
10 6 (5.08%) Business Analysis
10 6 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (5.08%) Process Improvement
10 6 (5.08%) Risk Management
11 5 (4.24%) Asset Management
11 5 (4.24%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (38.98%) SQL
2 39 (33.05%) Java
3 27 (22.88%) Python
4 20 (16.95%) C++
4 20 (16.95%) Perl
5 18 (15.25%) Bash Shell
6 9 (7.63%) C#
7 8 (6.78%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.39%) AWK
9 3 (2.54%) C
9 3 (2.54%) C-shell
9 3 (2.54%) Java 8
9 3 (2.54%) VBA
10 2 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.69%) Scala
10 2 (1.69%) Tcl
10 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.93%) Degree
2 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) MiFID
1 3 (2.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.85%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (12.71%) Oracle
2 11 (9.32%) Sybase
3 8 (6.78%) Bloomberg
4 6 (5.08%) Reuters
4 6 (5.08%) TIBCO
5 5 (4.24%) Charles River
5 5 (4.24%) Fidessa
5 5 (4.24%) ION Trading
6 4 (3.39%) FXall
6 4 (3.39%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.39%) SimCorp
7 2 (1.69%) Calypso
7 2 (1.69%) Google
7 2 (1.69%) Informatica
7 2 (1.69%) Solace
8 1 (0.85%) Currenex
8 1 (0.85%) MarketAxess
8 1 (0.85%) Portware
8 1 (0.85%) Tradeweb