Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 125 143
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18 -56
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 284 250 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.56% 2.51% 2.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.22% 5.23% 4.52%
Number of salaries quoted 268 238 245
City of London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £46,750 £50,000 £44,400
90th Percentile £110,000 £116,250 £111,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% +3.85%

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 5,440 4,782 5,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.12% 47.96% 47.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4,921 4,270 5,156
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,250 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +2.68%

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 16 October 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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).

1 185 (65.14%) Finance
2 112 (39.44%) Front Office
3 111 (39.08%) Java
4 103 (36.27%) Equities
5 94 (33.10%) SQL
6 86 (30.28%) Fintech
7 80 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
8 78 (27.46%) Fixed Income
9 75 (26.41%) Derivative
10 67 (23.59%) SQL Server
11 63 (22.18%) C#
12 62 (21.83%) .NET
13 53 (18.66%) Hedge funds
14 49 (17.25%) Banking
15 42 (14.79%) Asset Management
15 42 (14.79%) FIX Protocol
16 41 (14.44%) Workflow
17 40 (14.08%) Oracle
18 39 (13.73%) Low Latency
19 37 (13.03%) Microservices
19 37 (13.03%) Business Intelligence
20 36 (12.68%) C++
21 35 (12.32%) Maven
22 34 (11.97%) Investment Management
23 33 (11.62%) Algorithmic Trading
23 33 (11.62%) Linux
24 32 (11.27%) Windows
24 32 (11.27%) Multithreading
24 32 (11.27%) Java 8
25 30 (10.56%) DevOps

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 23 (8.10%) Oracle Workflow
2 11 (3.87%) IIS
3 4 (1.41%) Confluence
4 3 (1.06%) CMS
5 2 (0.70%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.70%) JBoss
6 1 (0.35%) Apache
6 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (6.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (9.15%) thinkFolio
2 22 (7.75%) Front Arena
2 22 (7.75%) Markit EDM
3 8 (2.82%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (1.06%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.70%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.70%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.70%) Salerio
5 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.70%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.35%) Endur
6 1 (0.35%) Kondor
6 1 (0.35%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.35%) IaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Office 365
4 1 (0.35%) PaaS
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.76%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (0.70%) LAN
2 2 (0.70%) Multicast
2 2 (0.70%) SMS
2 2 (0.70%) WAN
3 1 (0.35%) BGP
3 1 (0.35%) DHCP
3 1 (0.35%) DNS
3 1 (0.35%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.35%) Firewall
3 1 (0.35%) HTTP
3 1 (0.35%) Internet
3 1 (0.35%) NAS
3 1 (0.35%) SAN
3 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.35%) VPLS
3 1 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (23.59%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.75%) Crystal Reports
3 16 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.87%) MS Access
5 7 (2.46%) KDB
5 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.06%) Big Data
7 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.70%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.35%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.35%) Power BI
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 35 (12.32%) Maven
2 25 (8.80%) Gradle
3 19 (6.69%) JIRA
4 18 (6.34%) Visual Studio
5 15 (5.28%) Git (software)
5 15 (5.28%) Octopus Deploy
5 15 (5.28%) TeamCity
6 11 (3.87%) Oracle Forms
6 11 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.46%) Selenium
8 6 (2.11%) Subversion
9 5 (1.76%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.06%) Mockito
11 2 (0.70%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.70%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.70%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.70%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.70%) Mocha
11 2 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.70%) Toad
General
1 185 (65.14%) Finance
2 112 (39.44%) Front Office
3 49 (17.25%) Banking
4 23 (8.10%) Investment Banking
5 15 (5.28%) Back Office
6 12 (4.23%) Advertising
7 6 (2.11%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.76%) Games
9 4 (1.41%) Spanish Language
10 3 (1.06%) Legal
11 2 (0.70%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.70%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.70%) Marketing
11 2 (0.70%) Retail
12 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.35%) French Language
12 1 (0.35%) German Language
12 1 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 128 (45.07%) Developer
2 63 (22.18%) Analyst
3 52 (18.31%) Java Developer
4 27 (9.51%) Support Analyst
5 25 (8.80%) Java Developer - Fintech
6 22 (7.75%) Applications Support
7 20 (7.04%) Senior Developer
8 18 (6.34%) .NET Developer
9 17 (5.99%) Applications Support Analyst
10 16 (5.63%) C# Developer
10 16 (5.63%) Implementation Analyst
10 16 (5.63%) Technical Analyst
11 15 (5.28%) C++ Developer
12 13 (4.58%) Consultant
12 13 (4.58%) WPF Developer
13 11 (3.87%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.87%) C# .NET Developer
13 11 (3.87%) C# WPF Developer
13 11 (3.87%) Scala Developer
13 11 (3.87%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (21.83%) .NET
2 42 (14.79%) FIX Protocol
3 26 (9.15%) XML
4 25 (8.80%) J2SE
5 19 (6.69%) ASP.NET
6 16 (5.63%) React
6 16 (5.63%) WPF
7 14 (4.93%) HTML
8 10 (3.52%) Redux
8 10 (3.52%) WinForms
9 9 (3.17%) Middleware
9 9 (3.17%) Spring
10 8 (2.82%) CSS
10 8 (2.82%) HTML5
11 7 (2.46%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.46%) RESTful
11 7 (2.46%) Web Services
12 6 (2.11%) .NET Framework
12 6 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (2.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 103 (36.27%) Equities
2 86 (30.28%) Fintech
3 78 (27.46%) Fixed Income
4 75 (26.41%) Derivative
5 53 (18.66%) Hedge funds
6 24 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.52%) Equity Derivative
7 10 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (3.17%) Algorithms
8 9 (3.17%) Credit Risk
8 9 (3.17%) Exotic Derivative
8 9 (3.17%) Market Risk
9 8 (2.82%) Credit Derivative
9 8 (2.82%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.82%) Mobile App
10 7 (2.46%) Computer Science
11 6 (2.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 4 (1.41%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.41%) Spread Betting
13 3 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.62%) Linux
2 32 (11.27%) Windows
3 29 (10.21%) Unix
4 3 (1.06%) Solaris
5 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (14.79%) Asset Management
3 41 (14.44%) Workflow
4 39 (13.73%) Low Latency
5 37 (13.03%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (13.03%) Microservices
6 34 (11.97%) Investment Management
7 33 (11.62%) Algorithmic Trading
8 32 (11.27%) Multithreading
9 30 (10.56%) DevOps
10 29 (10.21%) TDD
11 28 (9.86%) Business Analysis
12 27 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (9.51%) Risk Management
13 26 (9.15%) Concurrent Programming
14 24 (8.45%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (7.39%) Electronic Trading
16 17 (5.99%) Mathematics
16 17 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (5.28%) OO
Programming Languages
1 111 (39.08%) Java
2 94 (33.10%) SQL
3 63 (22.18%) C#
4 36 (12.68%) C++
5 32 (11.27%) Java 8
6 28 (9.86%) Perl
7 27 (9.51%) Python
8 20 (7.04%) JavaScript
8 20 (7.04%) T-SQL
9 17 (5.99%) Scala
10 15 (5.28%) Bash Shell
10 15 (5.28%) Ruby
11 12 (4.23%) VBA
12 11 (3.87%) PowerShell
13 9 (3.17%) R
14 8 (2.82%) MATLAB
14 8 (2.82%) Shell Script
15 6 (2.11%) Korn
16 5 (1.76%) C
16 5 (1.76%) ES6
Qualifications
1 21 (7.39%) Degree
2 9 (3.17%) PhD
3 8 (2.82%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.41%) CISSP
5 2 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.35%) CCNP
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.99%) EMIR
1 17 (5.99%) MiFID
1 17 (5.99%) QA
2 9 (3.17%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (1.41%) FATCA
3 4 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.06%) GDPR
5 2 (0.70%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.70%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.35%) IFRS
6 1 (0.35%) PMO
6 1 (0.35%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (2.46%) Docker
2 3 (1.06%) zsh
3 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.76%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.70%) Ansible
2 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.70%) logstash
2 2 (0.70%) Nagios
2 2 (0.70%) Terraform
3 1 (0.35%) Apache Shiro
3 1 (0.35%) Consul
3 1 (0.35%) Control-M
3 1 (0.35%) Grafana
3 1 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (14.08%) Oracle
2 28 (9.86%) Calypso
2 28 (9.86%) TIBCO
3 26 (9.15%) Charles River
3 26 (9.15%) Microsoft
4 24 (8.45%) StreamBase
5 22 (7.75%) SimCorp
6 13 (4.58%) FIS
7 12 (4.23%) Fidessa
7 12 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (3.87%) Bloomberg
9 10 (3.52%) Reuters
10 8 (2.82%) SmartStream
10 8 (2.82%) SunGard
11 5 (1.76%) CQG
12 4 (1.41%) Cognos
12 4 (1.41%) FXall
12 4 (1.41%) Murex
13 3 (1.06%) Sybase
13 3 (1.06%) Tableau