Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 237 248 153
Rank change year-on-year +11 -95 +31
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 78 93 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.80% 0.87% 2.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.05% 2.01% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 66 80 196
City of London median annual salary £112,750 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +61.07% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £61,875 £48,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £212,500 £112,625 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £110,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +57.86% +7.69% +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 3,799 4,630 4,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.92% 43.45% 39.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3,367 4,230 3,745
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £93,750 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +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 14 December 2019.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 45 (57.69%) SQL
2 37 (47.44%) Python
3 36 (46.15%) Finance
4 34 (43.59%) Front Office
5 30 (38.46%) Unix
5 30 (38.46%) Hedge funds
6 29 (37.18%) Linux
7 28 (35.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 23 (29.49%) Java
8 23 (29.49%) QA
9 21 (26.92%) Equities
10 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
11 17 (21.79%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (20.51%) Greenfield Project
12 16 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (19.23%) KDB
13 15 (19.23%) Sybase
14 14 (17.95%) Electronic Trading
14 14 (17.95%) Test Automation
15 13 (16.67%) Critical Thinking
15 13 (16.67%) Software Engineering
15 13 (16.67%) Fixed Income
16 12 (15.38%) Management Information System
17 11 (14.10%) Shell Script
17 11 (14.10%) C#
17 11 (14.10%) Windows
18 10 (12.82%) Oracle
18 10 (12.82%) Derivative
19 9 (11.54%) Marketing
19 9 (11.54%) TCP/IP

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 3 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.69%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) AWS
2 5 (6.41%) Serverless
3 4 (5.13%) GitHub
4 3 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.41%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (1.28%) DHCP
3 1 (1.28%) DNS
3 1 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (19.23%) KDB
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.56%) CouchDB
3 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.56%) OLAP
3 2 (2.56%) OLTP
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.56%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Cucumber
2 6 (7.69%) JIRA
3 4 (5.13%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
3 4 (5.13%) YourKit
4 2 (2.56%) ERwin
4 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.56%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (1.28%) Maven
5 1 (1.28%) Robot Framework
General
1 36 (46.15%) Finance
2 34 (43.59%) Front Office
3 9 (11.54%) Back Office
3 9 (11.54%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (30.77%) Developer
2 18 (23.08%) Analyst
3 16 (20.51%) Support Engineer
4 14 (17.95%) Support Analyst
5 12 (15.38%) Applications Support
6 10 (12.82%) Java Developer
7 9 (11.54%) Developer in Test
8 8 (10.26%) Senior Developer
8 8 (10.26%) Senior Software Developer
8 8 (10.26%) Software Developer
9 7 (8.97%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (7.69%) Business Analyst
10 6 (7.69%) Front Office Developer
10 6 (7.69%) Team Leader
11 5 (6.41%) FIX Analyst
11 5 (6.41%) FIX Support Analyst
12 4 (5.13%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
12 4 (5.13%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
12 4 (5.13%) Quantitative Developer
12 4 (5.13%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) .NET
2 4 (5.13%) HTML
2 4 (5.13%) HTML5
2 4 (5.13%) XML
3 3 (3.85%) .NET Core
3 3 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.56%) JSON
4 2 (2.56%) Kafka
5 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.28%) COM
5 1 (1.28%) CSS
5 1 (1.28%) CSS3
5 1 (1.28%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.28%) jQuery
5 1 (1.28%) LINQ
5 1 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.28%) Web Services
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.28%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (38.46%) Hedge funds
2 28 (35.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 21 (26.92%) Equities
4 16 (20.51%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (16.67%) Fixed Income
6 12 (15.38%) Management Information System
7 10 (12.82%) Derivative
8 9 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (6.41%) Reference Data
10 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (3.85%) SWIFT
12 2 (2.56%) User Experience
13 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
13 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
13 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 30 (38.46%) Unix
2 29 (37.18%) Linux
3 11 (14.10%) Windows
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.95%) Electronic Trading
3 14 (17.95%) Test Automation
4 13 (16.67%) Critical Thinking
4 13 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 9 (11.54%) Portfolio Management
5 9 (11.54%) SDET
6 8 (10.26%) Algorithmic Trading
6 8 (10.26%) Investment Management
6 8 (10.26%) Low Latency
6 8 (10.26%) SDLC
7 6 (7.69%) Change Control
8 5 (6.41%) Data Management
8 5 (6.41%) Multithreading
9 4 (5.13%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
9 4 (5.13%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (57.69%) SQL
2 37 (47.44%) Python
3 23 (29.49%) Java
4 11 (14.10%) C#
4 11 (14.10%) Shell Script
5 8 (10.26%) C++
6 6 (7.69%) Perl
7 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.56%) VBA
8 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) Degree
2 4 (5.13%) AWS Certification
2 4 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (29.49%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.28%) ISO 15022
3 1 (1.28%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Docker
2 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (19.23%) Sybase
2 10 (12.82%) Oracle
3 9 (11.54%) Charles River
3 9 (11.54%) Remedy
4 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.69%) Fidessa
5 6 (7.69%) Portware
6 3 (3.85%) Solace
7 1 (1.28%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.28%) Fiserv
7 1 (1.28%) IBM