Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 199 129 120
Rank change year-on-year -70 -9 +14
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 135 271 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.37% 2.53% 2.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.35% 6.02% 6.24%
Number of salaries quoted 123 256 259
City of London median annual salary £85,000 £70,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £56,500 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £129,000 £105,000 £116,250
Central London median annual salary £82,500 £70,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +17.86% -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 4,025 4,498 4,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.78% 41.94% 41.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,402 4,032 3,817
City of London median annual salary £69,900 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.54% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +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 9 December 2019.

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 80 (59.26%) Finance
2 47 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (30.37%) Java
4 39 (28.89%) Front Office
5 37 (27.41%) SQL
5 37 (27.41%) Python
6 35 (25.93%) Fixed Income
7 33 (24.44%) C#
8 27 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
9 26 (19.26%) Degree
10 25 (18.52%) SQL Server
11 24 (17.78%) C++
12 22 (16.30%) Equities
12 22 (16.30%) Banking
12 22 (16.30%) JavaScript
13 21 (15.56%) .NET
14 19 (14.07%) Scrum
15 18 (13.33%) Low Latency
16 17 (12.59%) Charles River
16 17 (12.59%) Derivative
16 17 (12.59%) Multithreading
16 17 (12.59%) Investment Management
17 16 (11.85%) Electronic Trading
17 16 (11.85%) Mathematics
17 16 (11.85%) Computer Science
17 16 (11.85%) MATLAB
18 15 (11.11%) Risk Management
18 15 (11.11%) Software Delivery
19 13 (9.63%) Greenfield Project
19 13 (9.63%) Market Risk

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 8 (5.93%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.74%) Confluence
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.74%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.74%) InVision
3 1 (0.74%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (5.93%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.74%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.67%) AWS
2 8 (5.93%) Serverless
3 7 (5.19%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (2.96%) Azure
4 4 (2.96%) GitHub
5 3 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.48%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.48%) MySQL
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.74%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.74%) HBase
5 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.74%) OLAP
5 1 (0.74%) OLTP
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.74%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.93%) JIRA
2 6 (4.44%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.70%) JUnit
4 4 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.96%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.96%) YourKit
5 1 (0.74%) ERwin
5 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.74%) kappa
5 1 (0.74%) Moq
5 1 (0.74%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 80 (59.26%) Finance
2 39 (28.89%) Front Office
3 22 (16.30%) Banking
4 11 (8.15%) Advertising
5 8 (5.93%) Investment Banking
6 7 (5.19%) Back Office
7 5 (3.70%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.48%) French Language
8 2 (1.48%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.48%) Retail
9 1 (0.74%) German Language
9 1 (0.74%) Law
Job Titles
1 63 (46.67%) Developer
2 44 (32.59%) Analyst
3 26 (19.26%) Senior Developer
4 24 (17.78%) Java Developer
5 20 (14.81%) Business Analyst
6 16 (11.85%) Support Analyst
7 13 (9.63%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (8.15%) FX Business Analyst
9 10 (7.41%) Qualitative Analyst
9 10 (7.41%) Quantitative Analyst
10 9 (6.67%) .NET Developer
10 9 (6.67%) Payments Business Analyst
10 9 (6.67%) Quantitative Developer
11 8 (5.93%) C# Developer
11 8 (5.93%) Payments Analyst
12 7 (5.19%) FX Support Analyst
13 6 (4.44%) Agile Business Analyst
13 6 (4.44%) Software Engineer
14 5 (3.70%) C++ Quantitative Developer
14 5 (3.70%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
2 21 (15.56%) .NET
3 12 (8.89%) AngularJS
4 11 (8.15%) HTML
5 10 (7.41%) .NET Core
6 9 (6.67%) React
7 8 (5.93%) Kafka
7 8 (5.93%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (5.19%) ASP.NET
8 7 (5.19%) Web Services
9 6 (4.44%) .NET Framework
9 6 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (4.44%) CSS
9 6 (4.44%) HTML5
9 6 (4.44%) Spring
10 5 (3.70%) CSS3
10 5 (3.70%) jQuery
10 5 (3.70%) MSMQ
10 5 (3.70%) SignalR
11 4 (2.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (25.93%) Fixed Income
2 22 (16.30%) Equities
3 17 (12.59%) Derivative
4 13 (9.63%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (9.63%) Market Risk
5 12 (8.89%) Credit Risk
6 11 (8.15%) Hedge funds
7 10 (7.41%) Exotic Derivative
8 7 (5.19%) Algorithms
8 7 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (4.44%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (4.44%) Management Information System
9 6 (4.44%) Reference Data
10 5 (3.70%) Data Structures
10 5 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.74%) PMI
12 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.41%) Linux
2 9 (6.67%) Unix
3 6 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.07%) Scrum
3 18 (13.33%) Low Latency
4 17 (12.59%) Investment Management
4 17 (12.59%) Multithreading
5 16 (11.85%) Computer Science
5 16 (11.85%) Electronic Trading
5 16 (11.85%) Mathematics
6 15 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 15 (11.11%) Software Delivery
7 12 (8.89%) TDD
8 11 (8.15%) Fintech
8 11 (8.15%) Validation
9 10 (7.41%) Credit Risk Management
9 10 (7.41%) Financial Modelling
9 10 (7.41%) Kanban
9 10 (7.41%) Physics
9 10 (7.41%) Software Engineering
9 10 (7.41%) Stochastic Calculus
9 10 (7.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 41 (30.37%) Java
2 37 (27.41%) Python
2 37 (27.41%) SQL
3 33 (24.44%) C#
4 24 (17.78%) C++
5 22 (16.30%) JavaScript
6 16 (11.85%) MATLAB
7 10 (7.41%) R
8 3 (2.22%) ES6
8 3 (2.22%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.48%) C
9 2 (1.48%) Haskell
9 2 (1.48%) Scala
10 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (19.26%) Degree
2 11 (8.15%) Master's Degree
3 10 (7.41%) PhD
4 6 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.74%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.74%) ISEB
5 1 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.41%) Dodd-Frank
1 10 (7.41%) EMIR
1 10 (7.41%) MiFID
2 9 (6.67%) QA
3 2 (1.48%) SEPA
4 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.74%) NIST
4 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) Ansible
2 2 (1.48%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.74%) Automic
3 1 (0.74%) Control-M
3 1 (0.74%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 17 (12.59%) Charles River
2 8 (5.93%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.93%) Oracle
3 6 (4.44%) Fidessa
3 6 (4.44%) Portware
4 5 (3.70%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.96%) Barracuda Networks
5 4 (2.96%) Wallstreet Suite
6 3 (2.22%) Calypso
7 2 (1.48%) Solace
8 1 (0.74%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.74%) Facebook
8 1 (0.74%) Google
8 1 (0.74%) Murex