Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 170 184
Rank change year-on-year +12 +14 +80
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 202 175 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.91% 1.68% 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.61% 4.17% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 191 152 193
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% -7.41% +12.50%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £40,050
90th Percentile £90,000 £98,750 £102,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +8.33%

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 4,386 4,198 5,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 41.39% 40.21% 37.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3,872 3,850 4,603
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,250 £37,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 124 (61.39%) Finance
2 94 (46.53%) Unix
3 93 (46.04%) Linux
4 83 (41.09%) Java
5 78 (38.61%) SQL
6 64 (31.68%) Electronic Trading
7 44 (21.78%) Front Office
8 43 (21.29%) Equities
9 41 (20.30%) Low Latency
10 37 (18.32%) Perl
11 36 (17.82%) ITIL
12 35 (17.33%) FIX Connectivity
13 34 (16.83%) Banking
14 33 (16.34%) Python
15 30 (14.85%) TCP/IP
16 28 (13.86%) Windows
17 27 (13.37%) Fixed Income
17 27 (13.37%) Client Onboarding
18 24 (11.88%) Root Cause Analysis
18 24 (11.88%) Service Management
18 24 (11.88%) ITSM
18 24 (11.88%) Oracle
19 23 (11.39%) Fintech
20 22 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
21 21 (10.40%) XML
22 20 (9.90%) Algorithmic Trading
23 19 (9.41%) Multithreading
23 19 (9.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 19 (9.41%) SQL Server
24 18 (8.91%) QA

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 (1.98%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.50%) Apache
2 1 (0.50%) Confluence
2 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.50%) JBoss
2 1 (0.50%) Luigi
Business Applications
1 7 (3.47%) RMDS
2 2 (0.99%) MetaTrader
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.33%) FIX Connectivity
2 30 (14.85%) TCP/IP
3 16 (7.92%) Firewall
4 10 (4.95%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (4.95%) iSCSI
4 10 (4.95%) NetScaler
5 7 (3.47%) Multicast
6 3 (1.49%) InfiniBand
6 3 (1.49%) IPFIX
7 2 (0.99%) LAN
7 2 (0.99%) WAN
8 1 (0.50%) FTP
8 1 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.96%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.47%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.99%) MySQL
6 1 (0.50%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.50%) KDB
6 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.50%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 7 (3.47%) JIRA
1 7 (3.47%) Maven
2 6 (2.97%) Mockito
3 5 (2.48%) JUnit
4 4 (1.98%) EasyMock
5 3 (1.49%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.49%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.99%) Subversion
7 1 (0.50%) GitLab
7 1 (0.50%) Gradle
7 1 (0.50%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.50%) NUnit
7 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 124 (61.39%) Finance
2 44 (21.78%) Front Office
3 34 (16.83%) Banking
4 13 (6.44%) Back Office
5 8 (3.96%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.47%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.47%) Legal
7 3 (1.49%) Advertising
7 3 (1.49%) French Language
7 3 (1.49%) German Language
7 3 (1.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (23.76%) Applications Support
2 43 (21.29%) Developer
3 36 (17.82%) Analyst
4 24 (11.88%) Java Developer
4 24 (11.88%) Support Analyst
5 16 (7.92%) Integration Engineer
6 14 (6.93%) Applications Support Analyst
7 13 (6.44%) C++ Developer
7 13 (6.44%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.45%) Applications Engineer
8 11 (5.45%) Applications Support Engineer
9 10 (4.95%) FIX Analyst
9 10 (4.95%) Linux Developer
9 10 (4.95%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (4.95%) Low Latency C++ Developer
9 10 (4.95%) Operations Engineer
10 9 (4.46%) Customer Engineer
11 8 (3.96%) Electronic Trading Support
12 7 (3.47%) FIX Support Analyst
12 7 (3.47%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.40%) XML
2 15 (7.43%) WebSockets
3 11 (5.45%) Spring
4 10 (4.95%) STL
5 9 (4.46%) JMS
5 9 (4.46%) Kafka
6 7 (3.47%) Protocol Buffers
7 6 (2.97%) .NET
7 6 (2.97%) Hibernate
7 6 (2.97%) Rendezvous
8 5 (2.48%) HTML
8 5 (2.48%) WinForms
9 4 (1.98%) Drools
9 4 (1.98%) JMX
9 4 (1.98%) WCF
10 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 3 (1.49%) Middleware
10 3 (1.49%) RESTful
10 3 (1.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.29%) Equities
2 27 (13.37%) Fixed Income
3 23 (11.39%) Fintech
4 19 (9.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (6.93%) Algorithms
7 11 (5.45%) Computer Science
8 7 (3.47%) Derivative
8 7 (3.47%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.99%) Contract for Difference
10 2 (0.99%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.99%) PMI
10 2 (0.99%) Spread Betting
11 1 (0.50%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.50%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.50%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 94 (46.53%) Unix
2 93 (46.04%) Linux
3 28 (13.86%) Windows
4 16 (7.92%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.95%) CentOS
6 10 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (31.68%) Electronic Trading
2 41 (20.30%) Low Latency
3 36 (17.82%) ITIL
4 27 (13.37%) Client Onboarding
5 24 (11.88%) ITSM
5 24 (11.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 24 (11.88%) Service Management
6 22 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (9.90%) Algorithmic Trading
8 19 (9.41%) Multithreading
9 15 (7.43%) SDLC
10 13 (6.44%) Software Engineering
11 11 (5.45%) API Integration
11 11 (5.45%) High-Frequency Trading
11 11 (5.45%) Multithreaded Programming
12 10 (4.95%) Change Control
12 10 (4.95%) Concurrent Programming
13 9 (4.46%) Business Continuity
14 8 (3.96%) Proactive Monitoring
14 8 (3.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 83 (41.09%) Java
2 78 (38.61%) SQL
3 37 (18.32%) Perl
4 33 (16.34%) Python
5 14 (6.93%) C++
6 11 (5.45%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.47%) C#
8 5 (2.48%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.49%) C
9 3 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.49%) VC++
10 1 (0.50%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.50%) C-shell
10 1 (0.50%) Korn
10 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.50%) Scala
10 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (8.42%) Degree
2 6 (2.97%) RHCE
2 6 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.99%) IIBA
3 2 (0.99%) ISEB
3 2 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (0.99%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.91%) QA
2 8 (3.96%) MiFID
3 7 (3.47%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.99%) PMO
5 1 (0.50%) EMIR
5 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.98%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 11 (5.45%) Puppet
2 10 (4.95%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.99%) Ansible
3 2 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.50%) MOM
Vendors
1 24 (11.88%) Oracle
2 15 (7.43%) Sybase
3 12 (5.94%) Splunk
3 12 (5.94%) TIBCO
4 11 (5.45%) Red Hat
5 10 (4.95%) Citrix
5 10 (4.95%) NetApp
5 10 (4.95%) SolarWinds
5 10 (4.95%) VMware
6 7 (3.47%) Reuters
7 6 (2.97%) HP
8 4 (1.98%) Solace
9 2 (0.99%) BMC
9 2 (0.99%) Charles River
9 2 (0.99%) Fidessa
9 2 (0.99%) Murex
9 2 (0.99%) Sun
10 1 (0.50%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.50%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.50%) StreamBase