Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 153 135 123
Rank change year-on-year -18 -12 +1
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 155 230 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.72% 2.21% 2.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.19% 5.36% 6.44%
Number of salaries quoted 149 204 275
City of London median annual salary £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £57,500 £49,125 £46,250
90th Percentile £129,000 £110,000 £110,750
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%

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 3,701 4,293 4,472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.95% 41.19% 41.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,167 3,805 3,944
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £39,400 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £96,250 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +4.35%

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 27 February 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 90 (58.06%) Finance
2 78 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (31.61%) Java
4 37 (23.87%) Python
5 35 (22.58%) Degree
6 31 (20.00%) C#
7 29 (18.71%) SQL
7 29 (18.71%) Fixed Income
7 29 (18.71%) Equities
7 29 (18.71%) Project Delivery
8 28 (18.06%) Banking
9 27 (17.42%) Electronic Trading
10 26 (16.77%) Front Office
10 26 (16.77%) Fintech
11 23 (14.84%) Scrum
11 23 (14.84%) AWS
11 23 (14.84%) Computer Science
11 23 (14.84%) Software Engineering
11 23 (14.84%) Software Delivery
11 23 (14.84%) Low Latency
12 22 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (13.55%) FIX Protocol
14 20 (12.90%) C++
14 20 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
15 19 (12.26%) Risk Management
15 19 (12.26%) Mathematics
16 18 (11.61%) Multithreading
16 18 (11.61%) Validation
16 18 (11.61%) Migration
16 18 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management

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 9 (5.81%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.94%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.65%) SmartSockets
Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.65%) InVision
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.65%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Eikon
2 2 (1.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.84%) AWS
2 13 (8.39%) Serverless
3 8 (5.16%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (3.23%) Azure
5 3 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.94%) GCP
6 2 (1.29%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.58%) Firewall
1 4 (2.58%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 8 (5.16%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (4.52%) CouchDB
4 7 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.52%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.52%) OLAP
4 7 (4.52%) OLTP
4 7 (4.52%) Oracle OLAP
4 7 (4.52%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.52%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.52%) Snowflake Schema
5 4 (2.58%) Big Data
5 4 (2.58%) DTS
6 3 (1.94%) Apache Ignite
6 3 (1.94%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.94%) Hazelcast
6 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.52%) ERwin
1 7 (4.52%) PowerDesigner
1 7 (4.52%) webpack
2 6 (3.87%) JUnit
3 4 (2.58%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.94%) Maven
5 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.29%) Robot Framework
5 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.65%) JIRA
6 1 (0.65%) kappa
6 1 (0.65%) Subversion
6 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 90 (58.06%) Finance
2 28 (18.06%) Banking
3 26 (16.77%) Front Office
4 11 (7.10%) Advertising
5 10 (6.45%) Back Office
5 10 (6.45%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.23%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.29%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.29%) Retail
8 1 (0.65%) German Language
8 1 (0.65%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (34.84%) Developer
2 46 (29.68%) Analyst
3 27 (17.42%) Java Developer
4 25 (16.13%) Business Analyst
5 22 (14.19%) Senior Developer
6 17 (10.97%) FX Business Analyst
7 16 (10.32%) Architect
7 16 (10.32%) Payments Analyst
7 16 (10.32%) Payments Business Analyst
8 14 (9.03%) Agile Business Analyst
8 14 (9.03%) Global Payments Business Analyst
9 11 (7.10%) Qualitative Analyst
9 11 (7.10%) Quantitative Analyst
10 10 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
11 9 (5.81%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (5.81%) Software Engineer
12 7 (4.52%) Data Architect
12 7 (4.52%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 7 (4.52%) Senior Architect
13 6 (3.87%) Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.55%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (10.32%) Kafka
3 15 (9.68%) AngularJS
4 14 (9.03%) React
5 13 (8.39%) .NET
6 10 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (5.81%) .NET Core
8 8 (5.16%) HTML
9 7 (4.52%) JSON
9 7 (4.52%) MSMQ
9 7 (4.52%) Sass
9 7 (4.52%) Spring
9 7 (4.52%) Vue.js
9 7 (4.52%) Web Services
9 7 (4.52%) XML
10 6 (3.87%) HTML5
10 6 (3.87%) SignalR
11 5 (3.23%) Apache Camel
11 5 (3.23%) Spring Boot
12 3 (1.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.71%) Equities
1 29 (18.71%) Fixed Income
2 17 (10.97%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (9.68%) Market Risk
4 14 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (9.03%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (8.39%) Credit Risk
5 13 (8.39%) Derivative
6 12 (7.74%) Management Information System
7 10 (6.45%) Exotic Derivative
8 9 (5.81%) User Experience
9 8 (5.16%) Algorithms
9 8 (5.16%) Hedge funds
9 8 (5.16%) Reference Data
10 5 (3.23%) Data Structures
11 4 (2.58%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (2.58%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.87%) Linux
2 5 (3.23%) Unix
3 4 (2.58%) Windows
3 4 (2.58%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.29%) Android
4 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (18.71%) Project Delivery
3 27 (17.42%) Electronic Trading
4 26 (16.77%) Fintech
5 23 (14.84%) Computer Science
5 23 (14.84%) Low Latency
5 23 (14.84%) Scrum
5 23 (14.84%) Software Delivery
5 23 (14.84%) Software Engineering
6 22 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (12.26%) Mathematics
7 19 (12.26%) Risk Management
8 18 (11.61%) Migration
8 18 (11.61%) Multithreading
8 18 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (11.61%) Validation
9 15 (9.68%) Project Management
9 15 (9.68%) SDLC
9 15 (9.68%) TDD
10 14 (9.03%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 49 (31.61%) Java
2 37 (23.87%) Python
3 31 (20.00%) C#
4 29 (18.71%) SQL
5 20 (12.90%) C++
6 17 (10.97%) JavaScript
7 12 (7.74%) MATLAB
8 10 (6.45%) R
9 2 (1.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.29%) Haskell
9 2 (1.29%) Scala
9 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.65%) C
10 1 (0.65%) Java 8
10 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (22.58%) Degree
2 20 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (10.97%) Master's Degree
4 11 (7.10%) AWS Certification
5 10 (6.45%) PhD
6 1 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.03%) QA
2 11 (7.10%) Dodd-Frank
2 11 (7.10%) EMIR
2 11 (7.10%) MiFID
3 7 (4.52%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.29%) SEPA
5 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) Ansible
1 5 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (6.45%) Oracle
2 8 (5.16%) TIBCO
3 7 (4.52%) Charles River
4 4 (2.58%) Bloomberg
4 4 (2.58%) Citrix
4 4 (2.58%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.58%) Reuters
4 4 (2.58%) Solace
5 3 (1.94%) Barracuda Networks
5 3 (1.94%) Calypso
5 3 (1.94%) Tableau
5 3 (1.94%) Wallstreet Suite
6 2 (1.29%) Google
6 2 (1.29%) Murex
7 1 (0.65%) Facebook
7 1 (0.65%) Informatica
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft