Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 202 133
Rank change year-on-year +87 -69 +35
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 116 135 283
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.28% 1.32% 2.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.43% 3.23% 6.10%
Number of salaries quoted 112 114 263
Median annual salary £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £57,500 £40,375 £47,500
90th Percentile £155,000 £115,000 £109,750
Central London median annual salary £85,000 £76,250 £72,500
% change year-on-year +11.48% +5.17% -9.38%

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 2,136 4,179 4,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 41.92% 40.83% 42.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,848 3,623 4,161
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +5.26%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,000
90th Percentile £106,250 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

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 6 August 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 61 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (42.24%) Finance
3 42 (36.21%) Java
4 38 (32.76%) Fintech
5 34 (29.31%) Electronic Trading
6 29 (25.00%) AWS
7 28 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (23.28%) Front Office
9 25 (21.55%) Fixed Income
9 25 (21.55%) Low Latency
10 23 (19.83%) Multithreading
10 23 (19.83%) Migration
10 23 (19.83%) C#
11 21 (18.10%) Banking
12 20 (17.24%) Scrum
12 20 (17.24%) Degree
13 19 (16.38%) Windows
14 17 (14.66%) Software Engineering
14 17 (14.66%) Test Automation
15 16 (13.79%) Project Delivery
15 16 (13.79%) SDLC
15 16 (13.79%) Docker
16 15 (12.93%) HTML
16 15 (12.93%) .NET
16 15 (12.93%) TDD
16 15 (12.93%) HTML5
16 15 (12.93%) Concurrent Programming
16 15 (12.93%) Greenfield Project
17 14 (12.07%) Back Office
17 14 (12.07%) Python

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 (8.62%) IIS
2 3 (2.59%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.86%) CMS
3 1 (0.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (11.21%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (25.00%) AWS
2 11 (9.48%) Azure
3 10 (8.62%) SaaS
4 9 (7.76%) GCP
5 4 (3.45%) Heroku
6 2 (1.72%) Office 365
6 2 (1.72%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.72%) Serverless
7 1 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.86%) GitHub
7 1 (0.86%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.86%) DHCP
1 1 (0.86%) DNS
1 1 (0.86%) Multicast
1 1 (0.86%) NAS
1 1 (0.86%) SAN
1 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.17%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.31%) MySQL
4 4 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.45%) Redis
5 2 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.72%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.72%) OLAP
5 2 (1.72%) OLTP
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (1.72%) Power BI
5 2 (1.72%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (1.72%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.72%) Snowflake Schema
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.86%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.31%) Maven
2 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.59%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.59%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.72%) ERwin
4 2 (1.72%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (1.72%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.86%) GCC
5 1 (0.86%) GDB
5 1 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.86%) YourKit
General
1 49 (42.24%) Finance
2 27 (23.28%) Front Office
3 21 (18.10%) Banking
4 14 (12.07%) Back Office
5 10 (8.62%) Law
6 6 (5.17%) Advertising
6 6 (5.17%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.59%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.72%) International Banking
9 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (53.45%) Developer
2 29 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 20 (17.24%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 17 (14.66%) Pricing Developer
5 16 (13.79%) Analyst
6 14 (12.07%) Java Developer - Fintech
7 10 (8.62%) AWS Engineer
7 10 (8.62%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 10 (8.62%) Java Pricing Developer
7 10 (8.62%) Senior Developer
8 9 (7.76%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (6.03%) Quantitative Developer
10 6 (5.17%) .NET Developer
10 6 (5.17%) Architect
10 6 (5.17%) Business Analyst
10 6 (5.17%) Qualitative Analyst
10 6 (5.17%) Quantitative Analyst
10 6 (5.17%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (5.17%) Site Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.93%) .NET
1 15 (12.93%) HTML
1 15 (12.93%) HTML5
2 10 (8.62%) Kafka
3 9 (7.76%) .NET Core
3 9 (7.76%) CSS
3 9 (7.76%) Middleware
4 8 (6.90%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.90%) MSMQ
4 8 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (6.90%) React
4 8 (6.90%) WebSockets
5 7 (6.03%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (5.17%) J2EE
7 5 (4.31%) Redux
8 4 (3.45%) Angular 2
8 4 (3.45%) Jest
8 4 (3.45%) STL
8 4 (3.45%) Vue.js
8 4 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.55%) Fixed Income
2 15 (12.93%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (11.21%) Equities
4 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.17%) Derivative
5 6 (5.17%) Market Risk
5 6 (5.17%) User Experience
6 5 (4.31%) Exotic Derivative
6 5 (4.31%) Hedge funds
6 5 (4.31%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.31%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.72%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.72%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.72%) Wiki
9 1 (0.86%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.86%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.86%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.38%) Windows
2 10 (8.62%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.76%) Linux
4 8 (6.90%) Unix
5 4 (3.45%) Android
5 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.45%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (32.76%) Fintech
3 34 (29.31%) Electronic Trading
4 28 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (21.55%) Low Latency
6 23 (19.83%) Migration
6 23 (19.83%) Multithreading
7 20 (17.24%) Scrum
8 17 (14.66%) Software Engineering
8 17 (14.66%) Test Automation
9 16 (13.79%) Project Delivery
9 16 (13.79%) SDLC
10 15 (12.93%) Concurrent Programming
10 15 (12.93%) TDD
11 13 (11.21%) Computer Science
11 13 (11.21%) Project Management
11 13 (11.21%) Risk Management
12 12 (10.34%) DevOps
12 12 (10.34%) Validation
13 10 (8.62%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.21%) Java
2 23 (19.83%) C#
3 14 (12.07%) Python
4 12 (10.34%) SQL
5 11 (9.48%) C++
6 8 (6.90%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.45%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.59%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.59%) R
9 2 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.72%) Java 8
9 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.86%) ES6
10 1 (0.86%) Haskell
10 1 (0.86%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.86%) PHP
10 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (17.24%) Degree
2 11 (9.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (6.03%) Master's Degree
4 6 (5.17%) PhD
5 4 (3.45%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) QA
2 6 (5.17%) Dodd-Frank
2 6 (5.17%) EMIR
2 6 (5.17%) MiFID
3 2 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (13.79%) Docker
2 3 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (8.62%) Puppet
1 10 (8.62%) Terraform
2 6 (5.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (6.90%) TIBCO
2 5 (4.31%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (3.45%) Oracle
4 3 (2.59%) Google
5 2 (1.72%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.72%) Informatica
5 2 (1.72%) Solace
5 2 (1.72%) Tableau
6 1 (0.86%) Citrix
6 1 (0.86%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.86%) HubSpot
6 1 (0.86%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.86%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.86%) Reuters
6 1 (0.86%) VMware