Period
to 23 October 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 23 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 196 129
Rank change year-on-year +62 -67 0
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 62 132 282
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.71% 1.32% 2.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.18% 3.23% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 59 120 267
Median annual salary £85,000 £85,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £57,250 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £130,000 £125,500 £110,000
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%

Foreign Exchange (FX) is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,484 4,087 4,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.86% 40.94% 41.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,288 3,495 4,207
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £38,496
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £66,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.31% +8.33%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the City of London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in the City of London.

Salary trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the City of London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2020, IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 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 Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 31 (50.00%) Finance
2 28 (45.16%) Fintech
3 20 (32.26%) Java
3 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (29.03%) C#
4 18 (29.03%) Front Office
5 17 (27.42%) Python
5 17 (27.42%) AWS
6 14 (22.58%) Risk Management
6 14 (22.58%) Equities
6 14 (22.58%) Banking
6 14 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (19.35%) Terraform
7 12 (19.35%) Mathematics
7 12 (19.35%) Electronic Trading
7 12 (19.35%) C++
8 11 (17.74%) Windows
8 11 (17.74%) PhD
8 11 (17.74%) Advertising
8 11 (17.74%) Validation
8 11 (17.74%) Migration
8 11 (17.74%) Physics
9 10 (16.13%) EMIR
9 10 (16.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
9 10 (16.13%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure as Code
9 10 (16.13%) Master's Degree
9 10 (16.13%) Market Risk
9 10 (16.13%) Exotic Derivative

Foreign Exchange (FX)
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 10 (16.13%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.61%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.42%) AWS
2 10 (16.13%) SaaS
3 3 (4.84%) Azure
4 2 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.61%) GitHub
5 1 (1.61%) Heroku
5 1 (1.61%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) NoSQL
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) Redis
3 2 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.61%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) GitLab
2 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.61%) Moq
2 1 (1.61%) MSTest
2 1 (1.61%) NSubstitute
2 1 (1.61%) NUnit
2 1 (1.61%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.61%) YourKit
General
1 31 (50.00%) Finance
2 18 (29.03%) Front Office
3 14 (22.58%) Banking
4 11 (17.74%) Advertising
5 10 (16.13%) Law
6 3 (4.84%) Financial Institution
6 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
7 2 (3.23%) Back Office
8 1 (1.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (58.06%) Developer
2 17 (27.42%) Quantitative Developer
2 17 (27.42%) Senior Developer
3 15 (24.19%) Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Qualitative Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Quantitative Analyst
5 10 (16.13%) Analyst Developer
5 10 (16.13%) Java Developer
5 10 (16.13%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
6 8 (12.90%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Senior Quantitative Developer
7 7 (11.29%) Java Developer - Fintech
7 7 (11.29%) Pricing Developer
7 7 (11.29%) Python Developer
8 6 (9.68%) Java Pricing Developer
8 6 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (9.68%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
8 6 (9.68%) Site Engineer
8 6 (9.68%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 6 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) .NET
2 8 (12.90%) Spring
3 6 (9.68%) .NET Core
4 5 (8.06%) React
4 5 (8.06%) Spring Boot
5 4 (6.45%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.84%) Kafka
6 3 (4.84%) Node.js
6 3 (4.84%) Redux
7 2 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (3.23%) HTML
7 2 (3.23%) Web Services
8 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.61%) CSS
8 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.61%) HTML5
8 1 (1.61%) J2EE
8 1 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Equities
2 10 (16.13%) Exotic Derivative
2 10 (16.13%) Market Risk
3 8 (12.90%) Derivative
3 8 (12.90%) Fixed Income
4 7 (11.29%) User Experience
5 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (9.68%) Hedge funds
6 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.06%) Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.16%) Fintech
2 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.58%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (22.58%) Risk Management
4 12 (19.35%) Electronic Trading
4 12 (19.35%) Mathematics
5 11 (17.74%) Migration
5 11 (17.74%) Physics
5 11 (17.74%) Validation
6 10 (16.13%) B2B
6 10 (16.13%) Configuration Management
6 10 (16.13%) Continuous Deployment
6 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure as Code
6 10 (16.13%) Stochastic Calculus
7 9 (14.52%) Financial Modelling
8 7 (11.29%) Microservices
9 6 (9.68%) Artificial Intelligence
9 6 (9.68%) Machine Learning
9 6 (9.68%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) Java
2 18 (29.03%) C#
3 17 (27.42%) Python
4 12 (19.35%) C++
5 8 (12.90%) TypeScript
6 7 (11.29%) SQL
7 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.84%) Java 8
8 3 (4.84%) Kotlin
8 3 (4.84%) Scala
9 2 (3.23%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.23%) R
10 1 (1.61%) C
10 1 (1.61%) Go
10 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) PhD
2 10 (16.13%) Degree
2 10 (16.13%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.61%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) Dodd-Frank
1 10 (16.13%) EMIR
1 10 (16.13%) MiFID
2 2 (3.23%) QA
3 1 (1.61%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) Terraform
2 10 (16.13%) Puppet
3 1 (1.61%) Grafana
3 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Solace
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle
2 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.61%) Bloomberg
3 1 (1.61%) Databricks
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) Reuters
3 1 (1.61%) Splunk