Period
to 18 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 164 185
Rank change year-on-year -5 +21 +58
Permanent jobs citing FIX Protocol 200 186 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.81% 1.84% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.38% 4.79% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 185 169 201
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £45,500 £43,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £91,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 4,566 3,880 5,394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 41.40% 38.31% 40.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4,033 3,471 4,829
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £94,150 £91,250 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £64,250 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.08% +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 June 2018.

Salary histogram for FIX Protocol in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 128 (64.00%) Finance
2 85 (42.50%) Java
3 84 (42.00%) SQL
4 63 (31.50%) Linux
5 60 (30.00%) Unix
6 54 (27.00%) Front Office
7 53 (26.50%) Electronic Trading
8 49 (24.50%) Algorithmic Trading
9 45 (22.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 41 (20.50%) Fintech
11 36 (18.00%) Low Latency
11 36 (18.00%) Fixed Income
12 33 (16.50%) Equities
13 31 (15.50%) Degree
14 29 (14.50%) ITIL
15 28 (14.00%) Oracle
16 26 (13.00%) C++
16 26 (13.00%) FIX Connectivity
17 25 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
17 25 (12.50%) Banking
18 24 (12.00%) Multithreading
18 24 (12.00%) Service Management
18 24 (12.00%) ITSM
19 23 (11.50%) SQL Server
20 22 (11.00%) Python
20 22 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
21 19 (9.50%) Client Onboarding
22 18 (9.00%) Hedge funds
23 17 (8.50%) Windows
23 17 (8.50%) Workflow

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 8 (4.00%) Ethereum
2 3 (1.50%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.50%) Confluence
4 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.50%) JBoss
4 1 (0.50%) Luigi
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.50%) RMDS
2 5 (2.50%) MetaTrader
3 3 (1.50%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.50%) Advent Moxy
4 1 (0.50%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 1 (0.50%) Eikon
4 1 (0.50%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.50%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.50%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.00%) FIX Connectivity
2 15 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.00%) LAN
3 12 (6.00%) WAN
4 8 (4.00%) Multicast
5 6 (3.00%) Firewall
6 4 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (2.00%) iSCSI
6 4 (2.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.50%) HTTP
7 1 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.50%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.50%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.00%) KDB
5 3 (1.50%) DB2
5 3 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.50%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.50%) Maven
1 3 (1.50%) Subversion
1 3 (1.50%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.00%) Jasmine
2 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.00%) JSUnit
2 2 (1.00%) Mocha
2 2 (1.00%) Moq
2 2 (1.00%) NUnit
2 2 (1.00%) QUnit
2 2 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (1.00%) Sinon.JS
2 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.50%) Gatling
3 1 (0.50%) JMeter
3 1 (0.50%) JUnit
3 1 (0.50%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 128 (64.00%) Finance
2 54 (27.00%) Front Office
3 25 (12.50%) Banking
4 13 (6.50%) Back Office
5 11 (5.50%) Advertising
6 10 (5.00%) Investment Banking
7 9 (4.50%) Legal
8 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (32.50%) Analyst
2 46 (23.00%) Developer
3 44 (22.00%) Applications Support
4 34 (17.00%) Support Analyst
5 25 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 23 (11.50%) Applications Support Analyst
7 17 (8.50%) FIX Analyst
8 15 (7.50%) C++ Developer
9 13 (6.50%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (5.00%) Implementation Analyst
11 9 (4.50%) Integration Engineer
12 8 (4.00%) Business Analyst
12 8 (4.00%) Front Office Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Linux Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Low Latency C++ Developer
12 8 (4.00%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.50%) Onboarding Engineer
13 7 (3.50%) Team Leader
14 6 (3.00%) Quantitative Developer
14 6 (3.00%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.50%) WebSockets
1 15 (7.50%) XML
2 10 (5.00%) .NET
3 8 (4.00%) Kafka
4 7 (3.50%) Protocol Buffers
4 7 (3.50%) STL
5 6 (3.00%) HTML
6 5 (2.50%) JMS
6 5 (2.50%) Spring
7 4 (2.00%) HTML5
7 4 (2.00%) J2EE
7 4 (2.00%) WCF
7 4 (2.00%) WPF
8 3 (1.50%) RESTful
8 3 (1.50%) Web Services
9 2 (1.00%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.00%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.00%) jQuery
9 2 (1.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 45 (22.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 41 (20.50%) Fintech
3 36 (18.00%) Fixed Income
4 33 (16.50%) Equities
5 18 (9.00%) Hedge funds
6 16 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (8.00%) Computer Science
7 14 (7.00%) Derivative
8 13 (6.50%) Algorithms
9 8 (4.00%) Bitcoin
10 7 (3.50%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (2.00%) Eurex
12 3 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.50%) Reference Data
13 2 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (1.00%) PMI
14 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
14 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.50%) OTC Derivatives
14 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (31.50%) Linux
2 60 (30.00%) Unix
3 17 (8.50%) Windows
4 5 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.00%) CentOS
5 4 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) Solaris
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.50%) Electronic Trading
2 49 (24.50%) Algorithmic Trading
3 36 (18.00%) Low Latency
4 29 (14.50%) ITIL
5 25 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 24 (12.00%) ITSM
6 24 (12.00%) Multithreading
6 24 (12.00%) Service Management
7 22 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (9.50%) Client Onboarding
9 17 (8.50%) Workflow
10 15 (7.50%) SDLC
11 14 (7.00%) Process Improvement
12 13 (6.50%) Software Engineering
13 11 (5.50%) Business Analysis
13 11 (5.50%) Investment Management
14 10 (5.00%) Cryptocurrency
14 10 (5.00%) OO
14 10 (5.00%) OOP
15 9 (4.50%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 85 (42.50%) Java
2 84 (42.00%) SQL
3 26 (13.00%) C++
4 22 (11.00%) Python
5 16 (8.00%) Perl
6 12 (6.00%) C#
7 10 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.00%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.00%) C
9 4 (2.00%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.50%) Java 8
10 3 (1.50%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.00%) VBA
12 1 (0.50%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.50%) Groovy
12 1 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 31 (15.50%) Degree
2 3 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.00%) IIBA
3 2 (1.00%) ISEB
3 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.00%) MiFID
2 7 (3.50%) QA
3 3 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.00%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.50%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 4 (2.00%) Puppet
1 4 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (1.50%) Control-M
3 2 (1.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 28 (14.00%) Oracle
2 13 (6.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.50%) Bloomberg
4 8 (4.00%) Charles River
4 8 (4.00%) Reuters
5 7 (3.50%) Sybase
6 5 (2.50%) Citrix
6 5 (2.50%) ION Trading
6 5 (2.50%) VMware
7 4 (2.00%) NetApp
7 4 (2.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.00%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.00%) Splunk
8 3 (1.50%) Fidessa
9 2 (1.00%) FXall
9 2 (1.00%) MarketAxess
9 2 (1.00%) Portware
9 2 (1.00%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.00%) Tradeweb
10 1 (0.50%) Eze Software Group