Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 133 82
Rank change year-on-year +24 -51 +48
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 272 245 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.60% 2.18% 3.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.49% 4.60% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 264 234 479
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £46,625 £45,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £116,250 £109,625 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.14%

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 4952 5331 7469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 47.42% 47.48% 47.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4434 4869 6328
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

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

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 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 Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 205 (75.37%) Finance
2 115 (42.28%) Java
3 112 (41.18%) Front Office
4 92 (33.82%) Fintech
5 88 (32.35%) Multithreading
6 74 (27.21%) SQL
7 73 (26.84%) C#
8 72 (26.47%) C++
9 60 (22.06%) Fixed Income
10 59 (21.69%) Banking
11 51 (18.75%) Degree
12 49 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
13 48 (17.65%) Derivative
14 47 (17.28%) Risk Management
15 46 (16.91%) Low Latency
16 44 (16.18%) JavaScript
17 41 (15.07%) .NET
18 39 (14.34%) SQL Server
19 38 (13.97%) Equities
20 37 (13.60%) Linux
20 37 (13.60%) TDD
21 35 (12.87%) React
22 33 (12.13%) Relational Database
22 33 (12.13%) Unix
23 32 (11.76%) Mathematics
23 32 (11.76%) DevOps
24 31 (11.40%) T-SQL
24 31 (11.40%) Python
25 30 (11.03%) RDBMS
25 30 (11.03%) HTML

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 3 (1.10%) IIS
1 3 (1.10%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.04%) MetaTrader
2 2 (0.74%) RMDS
3 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.37%) Kondor
3 1 (0.37%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.37%) Summit
3 1 (0.37%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.78%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.10%) Lucidchart
3 3 (1.10%) Office 365
3 3 (1.10%) SaaS
4 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.74%) CloudFront
4 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.37%) GitHub
5 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.47%) FIX Connectivity
2 3 (1.10%) DHCP
2 3 (1.10%) DNS
2 3 (1.10%) Skype
3 2 (0.74%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.34%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.13%) Relational Database
3 30 (11.03%) RDBMS
4 13 (4.78%) Big Data
5 10 (3.68%) KDB
6 4 (1.47%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.74%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.74%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.37%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 15 (5.51%) JIRA
1 15 (5.51%) Maven
2 14 (5.15%) Gradle
3 12 (4.41%) GoogleTest
4 5 (1.84%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.47%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.10%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.74%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.74%) Subversion
8 1 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.37%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.37%) Moq
8 1 (0.37%) MSTest
8 1 (0.37%) NUnit
8 1 (0.37%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.37%) Sinon.JS
General
1 205 (75.37%) Finance
2 112 (41.18%) Front Office
3 59 (21.69%) Banking
4 27 (9.93%) Investment Banking
5 14 (5.15%) Advertising
6 11 (4.04%) Back Office
7 8 (2.94%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.47%) International Banking
8 4 (1.47%) Legal
9 2 (0.74%) Games
9 2 (0.74%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 152 (55.88%) Developer
2 54 (19.85%) Analyst
3 51 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 42 (15.44%) C++ Developer
5 32 (11.76%) C# Developer
6 23 (8.46%) Qualitative Analyst
6 23 (8.46%) Quantitative Analyst
6 23 (8.46%) Senior Developer
7 22 (8.09%) .NET Developer
8 20 (7.35%) JavaScript Developer
8 20 (7.35%) Quantitative Developer
9 19 (6.99%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 19 (6.99%) Murex Support
9 19 (6.99%) Python Developer
9 19 (6.99%) SQL Developer
10 17 (6.25%) Lead Developer
11 15 (5.51%) Business Analyst
12 14 (5.15%) Java Quantitative Developer
13 13 (4.78%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (4.78%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (15.07%) .NET
2 35 (12.87%) React
3 30 (11.03%) HTML
4 29 (10.66%) HTML5
5 28 (10.29%) AngularJS
6 25 (9.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 22 (8.09%) CSS
8 19 (6.99%) CSS3
8 19 (6.99%) Sass
9 16 (5.88%) J2SE
10 13 (4.78%) FIX Protocol
10 13 (4.78%) Middleware
10 13 (4.78%) OpenFin
11 9 (3.31%) STL
12 6 (2.21%) Django
13 5 (1.84%) Murex MxML
13 5 (1.84%) XML
14 4 (1.47%) D3.js
14 4 (1.47%) Kafka
14 4 (1.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 92 (33.82%) Fintech
2 60 (22.06%) Fixed Income
3 48 (17.65%) Derivative
4 38 (13.97%) Equities
5 24 (8.82%) Algorithms
6 19 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (6.99%) Hedge funds
6 19 (6.99%) User Experience
7 16 (5.88%) Data Structures
8 15 (5.51%) Market Risk
9 13 (4.78%) Credit Risk
10 12 (4.41%) Computer Science
11 11 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (2.57%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 7 (2.57%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.84%) Equity Derivative
13 5 (1.84%) Swaptions
14 3 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (1.10%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.74%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.60%) Linux
2 33 (12.13%) Unix
3 24 (8.82%) Windows
4 18 (6.62%) Solaris
5 4 (1.47%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.74%) Android
7 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (32.35%) Multithreading
2 49 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (17.28%) Risk Management
4 46 (16.91%) Low Latency
5 37 (13.60%) TDD
6 32 (11.76%) DevOps
6 32 (11.76%) Mathematics
7 29 (10.66%) OO
8 28 (10.29%) Algorithmic Trading
9 23 (8.46%) MVC
9 23 (8.46%) Validation
10 22 (8.09%) Concurrent Programming
10 22 (8.09%) Electronic Trading
10 22 (8.09%) Financial Modelling
11 21 (7.72%) OOD
12 19 (6.99%) Microservices
12 19 (6.99%) Presales
12 19 (6.99%) Project Management
13 18 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 115 (42.28%) Java
2 74 (27.21%) SQL
3 73 (26.84%) C#
4 72 (26.47%) C++
5 44 (16.18%) JavaScript
6 31 (11.40%) Python
6 31 (11.40%) T-SQL
7 22 (8.09%) MATLAB
7 22 (8.09%) R
8 19 (6.99%) Shell Script
9 18 (6.62%) Scala
10 7 (2.57%) Perl
11 6 (2.21%) C
11 6 (2.21%) VBA
12 3 (1.10%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.10%) VBScript
13 2 (0.74%) Korn
13 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.37%) DataFlex
14 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (18.75%) Degree
2 9 (3.31%) Master's Degree
3 8 (2.94%) PhD
4 5 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.37%) CISA
6 1 (0.37%) CISM
6 1 (0.37%) ISEB
6 1 (0.37%) PMP
6 1 (0.37%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.37%) RHCA
6 1 (0.37%) RHCE
6 1 (0.37%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.72%) MiFID
2 15 (5.51%) EMIR
3 12 (4.41%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (2.57%) PMO
5 4 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.47%) QA
6 3 (1.10%) IFRS
7 2 (0.74%) Basel III
7 2 (0.74%) GDPR
7 2 (0.74%) SEPA
8 1 (0.37%) PSD2
8 1 (0.37%) SLA
8 1 (0.37%) TARGET2
System Software
1 3 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.10%) Hyper-V
1 3 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.94%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.47%) Ansible
2 4 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.10%) SCCM
4 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (9.19%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.82%) Murex
3 23 (8.46%) Sybase
4 18 (6.62%) Oracle
4 18 (6.62%) TIBCO
5 14 (5.15%) Google
5 14 (5.15%) StreamBase
6 8 (2.94%) Reuters
7 7 (2.57%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.47%) Cisco
9 3 (1.10%) BMC
9 3 (1.10%) Splunk
9 3 (1.10%) VMware
10 2 (0.74%) Calypso
10 2 (0.74%) Charles River
10 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.74%) Solace
11 1 (0.37%) eSpeed
11 1 (0.37%) Misys
11 1 (0.37%) Remedy