Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 169 175 246
Rank change year-on-year +6 +71 -12
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 79 13 94
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.33% 0.36% 0.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.30% 0.83% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 67 12 81
10th Percentile £56,500 £65,250 £55,000
25th Percentile £66,625 £73,125 £66,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £90,000 £80,000 £100,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +42.86%
75th Percentile £100,000 £93,438 £122,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £111,250 £135,000
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £80,000 £100,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +42.86%

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 2,397 1,566 3,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.31% 43.76% 38.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,162 1,386 3,518
10th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £44,400
25th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £87,188 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £103,750 £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 15 October 2021.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 36 (45.57%) Java
2 30 (37.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 27 (34.18%) Electronic Trading
3 27 (34.18%) Social Skills
4 26 (32.91%) Front Office
5 25 (31.65%) SQL
6 23 (29.11%) Finance
7 21 (26.58%) Hedge funds
8 20 (25.32%) Linux
9 18 (22.78%) Windows
9 18 (22.78%) Algorithms
10 16 (20.25%) Unix
11 15 (18.99%) Banking
11 15 (18.99%) Equities
12 13 (16.46%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (13.92%) Web Services
14 10 (12.66%) Bloomberg
14 10 (12.66%) Algorithmic Trading
14 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (11.39%) Tradeweb
15 9 (11.39%) Python
15 9 (11.39%) XML
16 8 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (10.13%) Fixed Income
16 8 (10.13%) Financial Institution
16 8 (10.13%) QA
16 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (10.13%) Investment Banking
16 8 (10.13%) Portfolio Management
17 7 (8.86%) Change Control

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 2 (2.53%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) AWS
1 2 (2.53%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) FIX Connectivity
1 2 (2.53%) LAN
1 2 (2.53%) WAN
2 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.27%) Telnet
2 1 (1.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.53%) KDB
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) JIRA
2 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.53%) Ant
3 2 (2.53%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (2.53%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.53%) Concordion
3 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.53%) Gradle
3 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.53%) JUnit
3 2 (2.53%) Maven
3 2 (2.53%) Mockito
4 1 (1.27%) Selenium
4 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.27%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (34.18%) Social Skills
2 26 (32.91%) Front Office
3 23 (29.11%) Finance
4 15 (18.99%) Banking
5 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (10.13%) Financial Institution
6 8 (10.13%) Investment Banking
7 5 (6.33%) Advertising
7 5 (6.33%) Back Office
8 2 (2.53%) Marketing
9 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (41.77%) Developer
1 33 (41.77%) Java Developer
2 18 (22.78%) Real Time Developer
3 17 (21.52%) Analyst
4 10 (12.66%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 10 (12.66%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 9 (11.39%) Applications Support
5 9 (11.39%) Business Analyst
6 8 (10.13%) Support Specialist
7 7 (8.86%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Support Analyst
8 6 (7.59%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) FX Business Analyst
10 4 (5.06%) Junior
11 3 (3.80%) Support Engineer
12 2 (2.53%) Applications Specialist
12 2 (2.53%) Business IT Analyst
12 2 (2.53%) C++ Developer
12 2 (2.53%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) Web Services
2 9 (11.39%) XML
3 2 (2.53%) JAX-RS
3 2 (2.53%) JDBC
3 2 (2.53%) JMS
3 2 (2.53%) JPA
3 2 (2.53%) JSON
3 2 (2.53%) REST
3 2 (2.53%) Swagger
4 1 (1.27%) .NET
4 1 (1.27%) FpML
4 1 (1.27%) Middleware
4 1 (1.27%) Node.js
4 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.27%) WebdriverIO
4 1 (1.27%) WinForms
4 1 (1.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (37.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (26.58%) Hedge funds
3 18 (22.78%) Algorithms
4 15 (18.99%) Equities
5 13 (16.46%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (10.13%) Fixed Income
7 5 (6.33%) Credit Risk
7 5 (6.33%) Derivative
8 2 (2.53%) Reference Data
8 2 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.53%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.27%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.32%) Linux
2 18 (22.78%) Windows
3 16 (20.25%) Unix
4 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.18%) Electronic Trading
2 10 (12.66%) Algorithmic Trading
3 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.13%) Portfolio Management
3 8 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (8.86%) Asset Management
4 7 (8.86%) Change Control
4 7 (8.86%) Low Latency
5 6 (7.59%) ITIL
5 6 (7.59%) Order Management
5 6 (7.59%) Product Management
6 5 (6.33%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.33%) Business Process Analysis
6 5 (6.33%) High-Frequency Trading
6 5 (6.33%) Requirements Gathering
6 5 (6.33%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.06%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.80%) DevOps
8 3 (3.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.57%) Java
2 25 (31.65%) SQL
3 9 (11.39%) Python
4 4 (5.06%) Perl
5 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.53%) C++
6 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.27%) C#
7 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) CHECK Team Member
1 2 (2.53%) Degree
1 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) QA
2 3 (3.80%) MiFID
3 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Bloomberg
2 9 (11.39%) Tradeweb
3 7 (8.86%) Charles River
3 7 (8.86%) Fidessa
3 7 (8.86%) Portware
4 5 (6.33%) Oracle
5 3 (3.80%) Sun
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.53%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.53%) Trayport