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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 114 110
Rank change year-on-year -26 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 102 177 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.95% 2.52% 2.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.06% 5.28% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 91 161 227
Median salary £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £102,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £48,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50%  

Foreign Exchange (FX) is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2512 3350 4544
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 47.99% 47.63% 43.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2289 2958 3736
Median salary £62,500 £58,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.83% +6.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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).

1 133 (61.86%) Finance
2 114 (53.02%) Java
3 99 (46.05%) Front Office
4 80 (37.21%) Multithreading
5 78 (36.28%) Low Latency
5 78 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (30.70%) Banking
7 49 (22.79%) Electronic Trading
8 48 (22.33%) SQL
9 41 (19.07%) Fixed Income
10 40 (18.60%) Unix
11 37 (17.21%) Linux
11 37 (17.21%) TIBCO
11 37 (17.21%) Degree
12 36 (16.74%) Investment Banking
13 34 (15.81%) FIX Protocol
13 34 (15.81%) C++
14 32 (14.88%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (14.42%) Fintech
16 28 (13.02%) Derivative
17 27 (12.56%) DevOps
17 27 (12.56%) Concurrent Programming
18 26 (12.09%) SQL Server
18 26 (12.09%) J2SE
19 25 (11.63%) Mathematics
20 24 (11.16%) C#
20 24 (11.16%) Risk Management
21 23 (10.70%) Maven
22 21 (9.77%) Equities
22 21 (9.77%) Business Intelligence

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 11 (5.12%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (2.33%) Apache
3 3 (1.40%) Mule
4 2 (0.93%) nginx
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.47%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.47%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.40%) DHCP
1 3 (1.40%) DNS
2 2 (0.93%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.93%) LDAP
2 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.47%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.58%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.19%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.79%) MySQL
4 6 (2.79%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.86%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (1.86%) KDB
6 4 (1.86%) MS Access
6 4 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.93%) DB2
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.93%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 23 (10.70%) Maven
2 20 (9.30%) Gradle
3 12 (5.58%) JIRA
4 7 (3.26%) Subversion
5 6 (2.79%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.79%) JUnit
6 2 (0.93%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.93%) NUnit
6 2 (0.93%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.47%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.47%) Moq
7 1 (0.47%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.47%) Selenium
7 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.47%) TestNG
7 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 133 (61.86%) Finance
2 99 (46.05%) Front Office
3 66 (30.70%) Banking
4 36 (16.74%) Investment Banking
5 11 (5.12%) Advertising
6 9 (4.19%) Back Office
7 5 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 104 (48.37%) Developer
2 74 (34.42%) Java Developer
3 43 (20.00%) Analyst
4 27 (12.56%) Team Leader
5 17 (7.91%) Business Analyst
6 14 (6.51%) Core Java Developer
7 13 (6.05%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 13 (6.05%) Senior Developer
7 13 (6.05%) Support Analyst
8 12 (5.58%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 11 (5.12%) Technical Leader
9 11 (5.12%) Technical Team Leader
10 10 (4.65%) Applications Support
10 10 (4.65%) Java Team Leader
10 10 (4.65%) Qualitative Analyst
10 10 (4.65%) Quantitative Analyst
11 9 (4.19%) C++ Developer
11 9 (4.19%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (3.72%) Quantitative Developer
12 8 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.81%) FIX Protocol
2 26 (12.09%) J2SE
3 18 (8.37%) HTML
4 15 (6.98%) .NET
5 14 (6.51%) JMS
5 14 (6.51%) Spring
6 12 (5.58%) HTML5
6 12 (5.58%) Rendezvous
7 11 (5.12%) XML
8 8 (3.72%) Middleware
8 8 (3.72%) RESTful
8 8 (3.72%) TIBCO EMS
9 7 (3.26%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.79%) Java SE
11 5 (2.33%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.86%) Angular 2
12 4 (1.86%) Elastic Stack
13 3 (1.40%) J2EE
13 3 (1.40%) Swing
13 3 (1.40%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 41 (19.07%) Fixed Income
2 31 (14.42%) Fintech
3 28 (13.02%) Derivative
4 21 (9.77%) Equities
5 18 (8.37%) Computer Science
6 17 (7.91%) Hedge funds
7 14 (6.51%) Market Risk
8 12 (5.58%) Algorithms
9 11 (5.12%) Credit Risk
10 7 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (2.79%) Credit Derivative
11 6 (2.79%) Data Structures
12 5 (2.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 4 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (1.86%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (1.86%) N-Tier
14 3 (1.40%) Grid Computing
14 3 (1.40%) User Experience
15 2 (0.93%) Replication
15 2 (0.93%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.60%) Unix
2 37 (17.21%) Linux
3 17 (7.91%) Windows
4 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (37.21%) Multithreading
2 78 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (36.28%) Low Latency
3 49 (22.79%) Electronic Trading
4 32 (14.88%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (12.56%) Concurrent Programming
5 27 (12.56%) DevOps
6 25 (11.63%) Mathematics
7 24 (11.16%) Risk Management
8 21 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (9.77%) Continuous Delivery
9 20 (9.30%) Microservices
10 18 (8.37%) Line Management
11 17 (7.91%) Workflow
12 14 (6.51%) Coaching
12 14 (6.51%) Physics
13 13 (6.05%) OO
14 12 (5.58%) SDLC
15 10 (4.65%) Code Optimisation
15 10 (4.65%) Credit Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (53.02%) Java
2 48 (22.33%) SQL
3 34 (15.81%) C++
4 24 (11.16%) C#
5 20 (9.30%) JavaScript
6 17 (7.91%) Python
7 12 (5.58%) MATLAB
7 12 (5.58%) R
8 8 (3.72%) VB
9 5 (2.33%) C
10 4 (1.86%) PHP
10 4 (1.86%) Scala
10 4 (1.86%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.86%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.86%) VB6
11 3 (1.40%) VBScript
12 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.93%) Perl
12 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.47%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 37 (17.21%) Degree
2 3 (1.40%) PhD
3 2 (0.93%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.84%) MiFID
2 12 (5.58%) Dodd-Frank
2 12 (5.58%) EMIR
3 11 (5.12%) QA
4 3 (1.40%) SLA
5 1 (0.47%) Basel III
System Software
1 5 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.93%) NFS
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (3.26%) ITRS Geneos
2 6 (2.79%) Ansible
3 3 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.93%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.93%) Nagios
5 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (17.21%) TIBCO
2 18 (8.37%) StreamBase
3 15 (6.98%) Oracle
4 13 (6.05%) Calypso
5 9 (4.19%) Murex
6 8 (3.72%) Sybase
7 6 (2.79%) Microsoft
8 5 (2.33%) ION Trading
8 5 (2.33%) jBASE
8 5 (2.33%) Solace
8 5 (2.33%) Temenos
9 4 (1.86%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (1.86%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.86%) BMC
10 3 (1.40%) HP
10 3 (1.40%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.93%) Cisco
11 2 (0.93%) Citrix
11 2 (0.93%) Reuters
11 2 (0.93%) Splunk
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Salary: £70000 - £110000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + be - big bonus, 28 days hol
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + very large package and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cititec
Salary: £11000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Salary: £99000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
SmarTech.co
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago