Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 126 87
Rank change year-on-year +15 -39 +45
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 289 254 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.74% 2.40% 3.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.79% 4.98% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 280 241 442
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £116,250 £108,750 £106,250
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.57%

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 4,988 5,097 6,660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 47.28% 48.18% 47.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4,435 4,665 5,739
City of London median annual salary £61,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.96% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

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 23 January 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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).

1 217 (75.09%) Finance
2 129 (44.64%) Java
3 118 (40.83%) Front Office
4 108 (37.37%) Fintech
5 94 (32.53%) Multithreading
6 83 (28.72%) C++
7 76 (26.30%) C#
8 74 (25.61%) SQL
9 64 (22.15%) Fixed Income
10 61 (21.11%) Banking
11 56 (19.38%) Low Latency
12 53 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
13 51 (17.65%) Degree
14 50 (17.30%) Risk Management
15 49 (16.96%) Derivative
16 45 (15.57%) Equities
16 45 (15.57%) Linux
17 44 (15.22%) Python
18 42 (14.53%) Unix
19 41 (14.19%) JavaScript
20 40 (13.84%) Mathematics
21 39 (13.49%) SQL Server
22 37 (12.80%) .NET
22 37 (12.80%) TDD
23 33 (11.42%) DevOps
24 31 (10.73%) React
24 31 (10.73%) OO
24 31 (10.73%) T-SQL
25 30 (10.38%) Relational Database
26 29 (10.03%) Algorithms

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 4 (1.38%) IIS
1 4 (1.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.81%) MetaTrader
2 7 (2.42%) RMDS
3 1 (0.35%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.35%) Kondor
3 1 (0.35%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.35%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.35%) Summit
3 1 (0.35%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (1.73%) Office 365
4 3 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.04%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.04%) CloudFront
4 3 (1.04%) Lucidchart
4 3 (1.04%) SaaS
4 3 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.42%) Multicast
2 4 (1.38%) DHCP
2 4 (1.38%) DNS
2 4 (1.38%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (1.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.38%) Relational Database
3 28 (9.69%) RDBMS
4 16 (5.54%) Big Data
5 10 (3.46%) KDB
6 3 (1.04%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.04%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.69%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.35%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.35%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 16 (5.54%) Maven
2 15 (5.19%) Gradle
3 14 (4.84%) JIRA
4 7 (2.42%) GoogleTest
5 4 (1.38%) Jasmine
5 4 (1.38%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.04%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.69%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.35%) Moq
8 1 (0.35%) MSTest
8 1 (0.35%) NUnit
8 1 (0.35%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.35%) Selenium
8 1 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 217 (75.09%) Finance
2 118 (40.83%) Front Office
3 61 (21.11%) Banking
4 26 (9.00%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.84%) Advertising
6 11 (3.81%) Back Office
7 9 (3.11%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.38%) Legal
9 3 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.69%) Games
10 2 (0.69%) International Banking
10 2 (0.69%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.35%) Retail
11 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 161 (55.71%) Developer
2 57 (19.72%) Analyst
2 57 (19.72%) Java Developer
3 49 (16.96%) C++ Developer
4 29 (10.03%) C# Developer
5 25 (8.65%) Python Developer
5 25 (8.65%) Qualitative Analyst
5 25 (8.65%) Quantitative Analyst
6 22 (7.61%) .NET Developer
6 22 (7.61%) Senior Developer
7 21 (7.27%) Murex Support
8 19 (6.57%) Quantitative Developer
8 19 (6.57%) SQL Developer
9 18 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 17 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
11 15 (5.19%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 15 (5.19%) Lead Developer
12 14 (4.84%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 13 (4.50%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (4.50%) Credit Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.80%) .NET
2 31 (10.73%) React
3 28 (9.69%) HTML
3 28 (9.69%) HTML5
4 27 (9.34%) AngularJS
5 21 (7.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 20 (6.92%) CSS
7 19 (6.57%) FIX Protocol
8 18 (6.23%) CSS3
8 18 (6.23%) Sass
9 17 (5.88%) J2SE
9 17 (5.88%) STL
10 16 (5.54%) Middleware
11 13 (4.50%) OpenFin
12 9 (3.11%) Django
12 9 (3.11%) Kafka
13 7 (2.42%) Protocol Buffers
13 7 (2.42%) WebSockets
14 5 (1.73%) Murex MxML
14 5 (1.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 108 (37.37%) Fintech
2 64 (22.15%) Fixed Income
3 49 (16.96%) Derivative
4 45 (15.57%) Equities
5 29 (10.03%) Algorithms
6 24 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (8.30%) Hedge funds
7 19 (6.57%) User Experience
8 17 (5.88%) Computer Science
9 15 (5.19%) Credit Risk
9 15 (5.19%) Data Structures
9 15 (5.19%) Market Risk
10 12 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (2.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 7 (2.42%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.73%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (1.38%) Credit Derivative
13 4 (1.38%) N-Tier
14 3 (1.04%) Swaptions
15 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (15.57%) Linux
2 42 (14.53%) Unix
3 28 (9.69%) Windows
4 22 (7.61%) Solaris
5 4 (1.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.69%) Android
6 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (32.53%) Multithreading
2 56 (19.38%) Low Latency
3 53 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (17.30%) Risk Management
5 40 (13.84%) Mathematics
6 37 (12.80%) TDD
7 33 (11.42%) DevOps
8 31 (10.73%) OO
9 28 (9.69%) Validation
10 27 (9.34%) Electronic Trading
11 25 (8.65%) Algorithmic Trading
11 25 (8.65%) Financial Modelling
11 25 (8.65%) OOD
11 25 (8.65%) Project Management
12 23 (7.96%) Concurrent Programming
12 23 (7.96%) Presales
13 22 (7.61%) E-Commerce
13 22 (7.61%) Microservices
14 20 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (6.92%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 129 (44.64%) Java
2 83 (28.72%) C++
3 76 (26.30%) C#
4 74 (25.61%) SQL
5 44 (15.22%) Python
6 41 (14.19%) JavaScript
7 31 (10.73%) T-SQL
8 25 (8.65%) MATLAB
8 25 (8.65%) R
9 21 (7.27%) Shell Script
10 14 (4.84%) Scala
11 12 (4.15%) Perl
12 11 (3.81%) C
13 4 (1.38%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.38%) VBA
13 4 (1.38%) VBScript
14 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.35%) AWK
15 1 (0.35%) Korn
15 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (17.65%) Degree
2 9 (3.11%) Master's Degree
3 8 (2.77%) PhD
4 5 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.35%) CISA
6 1 (0.35%) CISM
6 1 (0.35%) ISEB
6 1 (0.35%) PMP
6 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.35%) RHCA
6 1 (0.35%) RHCE
6 1 (0.35%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.92%) MiFID
2 17 (5.88%) EMIR
3 14 (4.84%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (2.42%) PMO
5 6 (2.08%) QA
6 5 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (1.04%) SEPA
8 2 (0.69%) Basel III
8 2 (0.69%) GDPR
9 1 (0.35%) PSD2
9 1 (0.35%) TARGET2
System Software
1 4 (1.38%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.38%) Hyper-V
1 4 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.46%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.73%) SCCM
3 4 (1.38%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (1.04%) Ansible
5 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (9.34%) Microsoft
1 27 (9.34%) Murex
1 27 (9.34%) Sybase
2 21 (7.27%) Oracle
3 18 (6.23%) TIBCO
4 15 (5.19%) Reuters
4 15 (5.19%) StreamBase
5 14 (4.84%) Google
6 9 (3.11%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.38%) VMware
8 2 (0.69%) BMC
8 2 (0.69%) Calypso
8 2 (0.69%) Charles River
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco
8 2 (0.69%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.69%) Misys
8 2 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.69%) Solace
8 2 (0.69%) Splunk
8 2 (0.69%) Wallstreet Suite