Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 189 174
Rank change year-on-year +54 -15 +60
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 218 169 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.13% 1.45% 1.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.33% 3.52% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 203 145 241
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £93,300 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £61,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +6.56% -6.15% +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 4092 4803 6157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.02% 41.23% 36.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3685 4433 5335
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 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £86,150
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing FIX Protocol also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 144 (66.06%) Finance
2 102 (46.79%) SQL
3 98 (44.95%) Unix
4 94 (43.12%) Linux
5 85 (38.99%) Java
6 54 (24.77%) Banking
7 53 (24.31%) XML
7 53 (24.31%) Front Office
8 49 (22.48%) Electronic Trading
9 45 (20.64%) Equities
10 41 (18.81%) Fixed Income
11 40 (18.35%) SQL Server
12 37 (16.97%) Oracle
13 36 (16.51%) ITIL
13 36 (16.51%) Client Onboarding
14 35 (16.06%) TCP/IP
14 35 (16.06%) QA
15 34 (15.60%) Low Latency
16 32 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
17 31 (14.22%) Perl
17 31 (14.22%) FIX Connectivity
18 27 (12.39%) Windows
19 26 (11.93%) Python
20 22 (10.09%) SOAP
20 22 (10.09%) Sybase
21 20 (9.17%) Back Office
21 20 (9.17%) ITSM
21 20 (9.17%) Service Management
21 20 (9.17%) Root Cause Analysis
22 19 (8.72%) Performance Tuning

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 (0.92%) Apache
1 2 (0.92%) Confluence
1 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (0.92%) JBoss
1 2 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.21%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.46%) Eze OMS
2 1 (0.46%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.46%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (16.06%) TCP/IP
2 31 (14.22%) FIX Connectivity
3 12 (5.50%) Firewall
4 9 (4.13%) LAN
4 9 (4.13%) WAN
5 6 (2.75%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (2.75%) iSCSI
5 6 (2.75%) NetScaler
6 3 (1.38%) InfiniBand
6 3 (1.38%) IPFIX
7 2 (0.92%) FTP
7 2 (0.92%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.72%) Relational Database
3 16 (7.34%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.38%) MySQL
5 2 (0.92%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (0.46%) KDB
6 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (8.26%) JIRA
2 9 (4.13%) Maven
3 7 (3.21%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.75%) Subversion
5 4 (1.83%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.83%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.83%) Mockito
6 3 (1.38%) JUnit
6 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.92%) EasyMock
8 1 (0.46%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.46%) GitLab
8 1 (0.46%) Gradle
8 1 (0.46%) Liquibase
8 1 (0.46%) NUnit
8 1 (0.46%) SpecFlow
General
1 144 (66.06%) Finance
2 54 (24.77%) Banking
3 53 (24.31%) Front Office
4 20 (9.17%) Back Office
5 16 (7.34%) Investment Banking
6 10 (4.59%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.83%) French Language
7 4 (1.83%) German Language
7 4 (1.83%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (20.64%) Applications Support
2 41 (18.81%) Developer
3 34 (15.60%) Analyst
4 25 (11.47%) Java Developer
5 23 (10.55%) Support Engineer
6 20 (9.17%) Applications Engineer
6 20 (9.17%) Applications Support Engineer
7 18 (8.26%) Support Analyst
8 15 (6.88%) Senior Developer
9 12 (5.50%) Integration Engineer
9 12 (5.50%) SQL Developer
10 11 (5.05%) Senior SQL Developer
10 11 (5.05%) Senior SQL Server Developer
10 11 (5.05%) SQL Server Developer
11 9 (4.13%) Business Analyst
11 9 (4.13%) Customer Engineer
11 9 (4.13%) FIX Analyst
12 8 (3.67%) Applications Support Analyst
12 8 (3.67%) Core Java Developer
12 8 (3.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (24.31%) XML
2 22 (10.09%) SOAP
3 17 (7.80%) HTML
4 10 (4.59%) J2SE
4 10 (4.59%) Java SE
5 7 (3.21%) Spring
6 6 (2.75%) FpML
7 5 (2.29%) .NET
7 5 (2.29%) JMS
7 5 (2.29%) Rendezvous
8 4 (1.83%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.83%) Middleware
9 3 (1.38%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (1.38%) STL
9 3 (1.38%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (1.38%) XSD
10 2 (0.92%) Angular 2
10 2 (0.92%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 45 (20.64%) Equities
2 41 (18.81%) Fixed Income
3 18 (8.26%) Derivative
4 17 (7.80%) Fintech
5 16 (7.34%) SWIFT
6 15 (6.88%) Hedge funds
7 10 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (4.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (2.75%) Algorithms
9 5 (2.29%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.83%) Contract for Difference
11 3 (1.38%) Credit Derivative
11 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.38%) Spread Betting
12 2 (0.92%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (0.92%) Wiki
13 1 (0.46%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 1 (0.46%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 98 (44.95%) Unix
2 94 (43.12%) Linux
3 27 (12.39%) Windows
4 15 (6.88%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.75%) CentOS
6 6 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (22.48%) Electronic Trading
2 36 (16.51%) Client Onboarding
2 36 (16.51%) ITIL
3 34 (15.60%) Low Latency
4 32 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (9.17%) ITSM
5 20 (9.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 20 (9.17%) Service Management
6 19 (8.72%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (8.26%) API Integration
8 16 (7.34%) Multithreading
9 14 (6.42%) Concurrent Programming
10 12 (5.50%) Proactive Monitoring
11 11 (5.05%) Database Optimisation
12 10 (4.59%) High-Frequency Trading
13 8 (3.67%) Business Continuity
13 8 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (3.21%) Project Management
14 7 (3.21%) Regression Testing
14 7 (3.21%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 102 (46.79%) SQL
2 85 (38.99%) Java
3 31 (14.22%) Perl
4 26 (11.93%) Python
5 17 (7.80%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.13%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.75%) C++
8 5 (2.29%) C#
9 3 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.38%) VC++
10 2 (0.92%) Scala
10 2 (0.92%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.92%) VB
11 1 (0.46%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.46%) C-shell
11 1 (0.46%) Korn
11 1 (0.46%) PHP
11 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (8.72%) Degree
2 6 (2.75%) RHCE
2 6 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (16.06%) QA
2 5 (2.29%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.29%) ISO 20022
3 4 (1.83%) MiFID
4 3 (1.38%) EMIR
4 3 (1.38%) ISO 15022
4 3 (1.38%) SLA
5 1 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.92%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 7 (3.21%) Puppet
2 6 (2.75%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (1.38%) Ansible
3 3 (1.38%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.46%) MOM
Vendors
1 37 (16.97%) Oracle
2 22 (10.09%) Sybase
3 13 (5.96%) TIBCO
4 9 (4.13%) Fidessa
4 9 (4.13%) Splunk
5 7 (3.21%) HP
5 7 (3.21%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.75%) Citrix
6 6 (2.75%) NetApp
6 6 (2.75%) SolarWinds
6 6 (2.75%) VMware
7 5 (2.29%) Charles River
7 5 (2.29%) Sun
8 3 (1.38%) BMC
8 3 (1.38%) ION Trading
8 3 (1.38%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.38%) Murex
9 2 (0.92%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.92%) MarketAxess
9 2 (0.92%) StreamBase