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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 163 182
Rank change year-on-year +9 +19  
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 84 98 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.62% 1.54% 1.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.21% 3.71% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 82 87 124
Median salary £66,250 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.21% -8.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £39,200 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,750 £80,000 £84,250
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +69.23%  

FIX Protocol is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1993 2643 3621
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 38.38% 41.43% 34.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1761 2386 3163
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

FIX Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing FIX Protocol as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 136 (74.32%) Finance
2 92 (50.27%) SQL
3 83 (45.36%) Java
4 62 (33.88%) Linux
5 53 (28.96%) Unix
6 52 (28.42%) XML
7 51 (27.87%) Front Office
8 48 (26.23%) Low Latency
9 44 (24.04%) Fixed Income
10 42 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (22.95%) Fintech
11 38 (20.77%) Multithreading
12 34 (18.58%) Banking
13 32 (17.49%) JIRA
14 31 (16.94%) Degree
15 29 (15.85%) Windows
15 29 (15.85%) Electronic Trading
16 26 (14.21%) J2SE
16 26 (14.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 25 (13.66%) Equities
17 25 (13.66%) Java SE
17 25 (13.66%) Concurrent Programming
18 24 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
18 24 (13.11%) Workflow
18 24 (13.11%) HTML
18 24 (13.11%) Oracle
19 23 (12.57%) MiFID
19 23 (12.57%) Business Analysis
20 22 (12.02%) Investment Banking
20 22 (12.02%) Back Office

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 (1.64%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.55%) Apache
2 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.55%) Confluence
2 1 (0.55%) IIS
2 1 (0.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.37%) MetaTrader
2 2 (1.09%) Eze OMS
2 2 (1.09%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.55%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.55%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.73%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.01%) FIX Connectivity
2 10 (5.46%) Firewall
3 9 (4.92%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.73%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (2.73%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.64%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.55%) FTP
6 1 (0.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.74%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.01%) MySQL
4 10 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.37%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.19%) KDB
8 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.55%) DB2
8 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (17.49%) JIRA
2 15 (8.20%) Subversion
3 13 (7.10%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.92%) Maven
5 5 (2.73%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.19%) Ant
7 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.55%) CodeRush
7 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.55%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.55%) gulp
7 1 (0.55%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.55%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.55%) Protractor
7 1 (0.55%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.55%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 136 (74.32%) Finance
2 51 (27.87%) Front Office
3 34 (18.58%) Banking
4 22 (12.02%) Back Office
4 22 (12.02%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.73%) French Language
6 3 (1.64%) German Language
7 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.09%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (29.51%) Analyst
2 53 (28.96%) Developer
3 42 (22.95%) Java Developer
4 36 (19.67%) Applications Support
5 30 (16.39%) Business Analyst
6 16 (8.74%) Support Analyst
7 15 (8.20%) Support Engineer
8 14 (7.65%) Applications Engineer
8 14 (7.65%) Applications Support Engineer
9 13 (7.10%) FIX Analyst
10 11 (6.01%) Core Java Developer
11 10 (5.46%) FIX Business Analyst
11 10 (5.46%) MiFID Business Analyst
11 10 (5.46%) XML Analyst
12 9 (4.92%) Applications Support Analyst
13 8 (4.37%) Financial Analyst
13 8 (4.37%) Low Latency Java Developer
13 8 (4.37%) Senior Developer
14 7 (3.83%) Finance Business Analyst
14 7 (3.83%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (28.42%) XML
2 26 (14.21%) J2SE
3 25 (13.66%) Java SE
4 24 (13.11%) HTML
5 19 (10.38%) HTML5
6 14 (7.65%) FpML
7 9 (4.92%) SOAP
7 9 (4.92%) XSD
8 8 (4.37%) React
9 7 (3.83%) CSS
10 6 (3.28%) .NET
11 5 (2.73%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (2.73%) JMS
12 4 (2.19%) J2EE
12 4 (2.19%) JDBC
12 4 (2.19%) Kafka
12 4 (2.19%) REST
12 4 (2.19%) Spring Boot
12 4 (2.19%) Swing
12 4 (2.19%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (24.04%) Fixed Income
2 42 (22.95%) Fintech
3 26 (14.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (13.66%) Equities
5 24 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (7.65%) Derivative
6 14 (7.65%) Hedge funds
7 13 (7.10%) Reference Data
8 6 (3.28%) SWIFT
9 5 (2.73%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (2.73%) Market Risk
10 4 (2.19%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.64%) Grid Computing
12 2 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (1.09%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 2 (1.09%) User Experience
13 1 (0.55%) Contract for Difference
13 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.55%) Spread Betting
13 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 62 (33.88%) Linux
2 53 (28.96%) Unix
3 29 (15.85%) Windows
4 18 (9.84%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.46%) CentOS
6 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.23%) Low Latency
2 42 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (20.77%) Multithreading
4 29 (15.85%) Electronic Trading
5 25 (13.66%) Concurrent Programming
6 24 (13.11%) Workflow
7 23 (12.57%) Business Analysis
8 13 (7.10%) Client Onboarding
8 13 (7.10%) SDLC
9 12 (6.56%) Data Analysis
10 11 (6.01%) Data Modelling
10 11 (6.01%) ITIL
10 11 (6.01%) Test Automation
11 9 (4.92%) Code Coverage
11 9 (4.92%) Fund Management
11 9 (4.92%) Project Management
11 9 (4.92%) Regression Testing
11 9 (4.92%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (4.92%) Service Management
11 9 (4.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (50.27%) SQL
2 83 (45.36%) Java
3 16 (8.74%) Perl
3 16 (8.74%) Shell Script
4 13 (7.10%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.10%) Python
5 10 (5.46%) C++
6 8 (4.37%) C#
6 8 (4.37%) VB
7 7 (3.83%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.83%) Scala
7 7 (3.83%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.28%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.28%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.73%) PHP
10 4 (2.19%) ANSI SQL
11 3 (1.64%) C
11 3 (1.64%) PHP 5
12 2 (1.09%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (16.94%) Degree
2 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.55%) Postgraduate
2 1 (0.55%) RHCE
2 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.57%) MiFID
2 18 (9.84%) QA
3 12 (6.56%) ISO 20022
4 7 (3.83%) ISO 15022
5 6 (3.28%) Data Quality
6 4 (2.19%) SLA
7 1 (0.55%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 9 (4.92%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (2.73%) Ansible
2 5 (2.73%) CFEngine
2 5 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.73%) Puppet
3 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.55%) MOM
4 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (13.11%) Oracle
2 16 (8.74%) Sybase
3 12 (6.56%) TIBCO
4 9 (4.92%) Red Hat
5 8 (4.37%) Fidessa
6 7 (3.83%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.28%) Charles River
8 5 (2.73%) Barracuda Networks
8 5 (2.73%) BMC
8 5 (2.73%) VMware
9 4 (2.19%) ION Trading
9 4 (2.19%) Murex
10 3 (1.64%) Citrix
10 3 (1.64%) CQG
10 3 (1.64%) HP
10 3 (1.64%) Sun
11 2 (1.09%) Eze Software Group
11 2 (1.09%) IBM
11 2 (1.09%) Solace
11 2 (1.09%) Splunk
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