Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 189 221 274
Rank change year-on-year +32 +53 -110
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 47 58 55
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.94% 0.77% 0.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.27% 2.00% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 43 54 52
10th Percentile £48,750 £61,250 £43,750
25th Percentile £53,750 £78,750 £57,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £102,500 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year -26.83% +41.38% +7.41%
75th Percentile £93,750 £120,000 £81,563
90th Percentile £111,000 £135,000 £94,750
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £100,000 £73,750
% change year-on-year -25.00% +35.59% +9.26%

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 2,066 2,901 4,196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 41.31% 38.27% 41.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,882 2,579 3,789
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £68,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +8.00%

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 7 May 2021.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 27 (57.45%) Electronic Trading
2 23 (48.94%) Linux
3 19 (40.43%) Banking
4 16 (34.04%) Java
4 16 (34.04%) SQL
4 16 (34.04%) Finance
5 15 (31.91%) Python
5 15 (31.91%) Fixed Income
6 13 (27.66%) Social Skills
7 12 (25.53%) Unix
8 10 (21.28%) Equities
8 10 (21.28%) Investment Banking
8 10 (21.28%) Front Office
9 9 (19.15%) Back Office
9 9 (19.15%) QA
10 8 (17.02%) Windows
10 8 (17.02%) XML
10 8 (17.02%) Low Latency
11 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
11 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Excel
11 7 (14.89%) Derivative
11 7 (14.89%) Multithreading
11 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (12.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
12 6 (12.77%) Web Services
12 6 (12.77%) API Integration
12 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (10.64%) Thought Leadership
13 5 (10.64%) Git (software)

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 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) AWS
1 3 (6.38%) Azure
2 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.13%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.38%) BGP
2 3 (6.38%) LAN
2 3 (6.38%) Multicast
2 3 (6.38%) OSPF
2 3 (6.38%) WAN
3 2 (4.26%) HSRP
3 2 (4.26%) HTTP
3 2 (4.26%) IGMP
3 2 (4.26%) IPsec
3 2 (4.26%) Unicast
3 2 (4.26%) VLAN
3 2 (4.26%) VRRP
3 2 (4.26%) VXLAN
4 1 (2.13%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.13%) Network Security
4 1 (2.13%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.13%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) KDB
2 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) Power BI
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
1 5 (10.64%) JIRA
2 3 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (6.38%) Subversion
2 3 (6.38%) Travis CI
3 1 (2.13%) Selenium
3 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (40.43%) Banking
2 16 (34.04%) Finance
3 13 (27.66%) Social Skills
4 10 (21.28%) Front Office
4 10 (21.28%) Investment Banking
5 9 (19.15%) Back Office
6 4 (8.51%) Retail
7 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
8 2 (4.26%) Marketing
8 2 (4.26%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Applications Support
4 7 (14.89%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Customer Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Senior Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Support Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Electronics Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Core Java Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Java Pricing Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) XML
2 6 (12.77%) Web Services
3 4 (8.51%) JMS
3 4 (8.51%) Ultra Messaging
4 2 (4.26%) REST
4 2 (4.26%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.13%) .NET
5 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.13%) CSS
5 1 (2.13%) HTML
5 1 (2.13%) Node.js
5 1 (2.13%) React
5 1 (2.13%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.91%) Fixed Income
2 10 (21.28%) Equities
3 7 (14.89%) Derivative
4 6 (12.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (8.51%) Algorithms
5 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
5 4 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (8.51%) Reference Data
6 3 (6.38%) Hedge funds
7 2 (4.26%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Linux
2 12 (25.53%) Unix
3 8 (17.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) Electronic Trading
2 8 (17.02%) Low Latency
3 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.89%) Multithreading
3 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
4 6 (12.77%) API Integration
4 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (10.64%) Algorithmic Trading
5 5 (10.64%) Thought Leadership
6 4 (8.51%) Automated Trading
6 4 (8.51%) QA Automation
6 4 (8.51%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (8.51%) SDET
6 4 (8.51%) TDD
7 3 (6.38%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (6.38%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.38%) Process Improvement
7 3 (6.38%) Software Quality Assurance
7 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.26%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) Java
1 16 (34.04%) SQL
2 15 (31.91%) Python
3 4 (8.51%) Bash Shell
3 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.51%) VBA
4 3 (6.38%) C++
4 3 (6.38%) Perl
5 2 (4.26%) C#
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) CCIE
1 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) CCNP
3 1 (2.13%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Ansible
1 3 (6.38%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (4.26%) Control-M
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.13%) Kibana
3 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Fidessa
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle
1 4 (8.51%) Solace
2 3 (6.38%) Bloomberg
2 3 (6.38%) Cisco
2 3 (6.38%) Perforce
2 3 (6.38%) Portware
3 2 (4.26%) Arista
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Tradeweb
4 1 (2.13%) ExtraHop
4 1 (2.13%) F5
4 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.13%) Radianz
4 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.13%) Sun
4 1 (2.13%) VMware