Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 148 111
Rank change year-on-year +21 -37 +11
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 265 219 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.45% 2.10% 2.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.01% 4.25% 5.60%
Number of salaries quoted 247 202 345
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £82,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £45,000 £52,500 £43,000
90th Percentile £108,750 £108,625 £111,250
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%

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 5,286 5,152 6,764
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.93% 49.49% 49.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4,661 4,710 5,929
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £91,250
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 19 April 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 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).

1 180 (67.92%) Finance
2 129 (48.68%) Java
3 110 (41.51%) Fintech
4 106 (40.00%) Front Office
5 75 (28.30%) C++
6 67 (25.28%) SQL
7 66 (24.91%) Fixed Income
8 61 (23.02%) Multithreading
9 60 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
10 59 (22.26%) Linux
11 54 (20.38%) C#
12 53 (20.00%) Python
12 53 (20.00%) Degree
13 50 (18.87%) Banking
14 47 (17.74%) Derivative
15 46 (17.36%) Risk Management
16 45 (16.98%) Mathematics
16 45 (16.98%) Low Latency
17 44 (16.60%) Equities
18 43 (16.23%) Unix
19 37 (13.96%) Electronic Trading
20 35 (13.21%) Algorithmic Trading
21 33 (12.45%) DevOps
21 33 (12.45%) FIX Protocol
22 32 (12.08%) Computer Science
23 29 (10.94%) Windows
24 28 (10.57%) TDD
24 28 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
25 27 (10.19%) Hedge funds
26 26 (9.81%) Amazon AWS

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 6 (2.26%) Confluence
2 5 (1.89%) IIS
3 4 (1.51%) CMS
3 4 (1.51%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.51%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.38%) Tornado
Applications
1 8 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.40%) RMDS
2 6 (2.26%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.75%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.38%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.38%) Kondor
4 1 (0.38%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.81%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.64%) Office 365
4 6 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.51%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.13%) CloudFront
7 3 (1.13%) PaaS
7 3 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.75%) IaaS
8 2 (0.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.38%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.38%) npm
9 1 (0.38%) SaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.77%) Multicast
2 6 (2.26%) LAN
2 6 (2.26%) WAN
3 4 (1.51%) DHCP
3 4 (1.51%) DNS
3 4 (1.51%) Skype
3 4 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.13%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.75%) Broadband
5 2 (0.75%) Internet
5 2 (0.75%) Intranet
5 2 (0.75%) NAS
5 2 (0.75%) SAN
5 2 (0.75%) VPN
6 1 (0.38%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.79%) Big Data
3 10 (3.77%) KDB
4 8 (3.02%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.26%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.13%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.13%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.13%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.38%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.38%) MySQL
9 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.38%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 19 (7.17%) Maven
2 14 (5.28%) Gradle
2 14 (5.28%) JIRA
3 8 (3.02%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.89%) Selenium
5 4 (1.51%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.13%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.75%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.75%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.75%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.38%) gulp
8 1 (0.38%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.38%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.38%) MSTest
8 1 (0.38%) Protractor
8 1 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.38%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 180 (67.92%) Finance
2 106 (40.00%) Front Office
3 50 (18.87%) Banking
4 20 (7.55%) Advertising
5 18 (6.79%) Investment Banking
6 12 (4.53%) Financial Institution
7 10 (3.77%) Back Office
8 3 (1.13%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.13%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.75%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.75%) Retail
10 1 (0.38%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) International Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Legal
10 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 131 (49.43%) Developer
2 61 (23.02%) Analyst
3 56 (21.13%) Java Developer
4 37 (13.96%) C++ Developer
5 22 (8.30%) Python Developer
6 20 (7.55%) Java Developer - Fintech
7 19 (7.17%) Qualitative Analyst
7 19 (7.17%) Quantitative Analyst
8 17 (6.42%) Front Office Developer
9 14 (5.28%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.91%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.53%) C# Developer
11 12 (4.53%) Murex Support
12 11 (4.15%) Applications Support
12 11 (4.15%) C++/Java Developer
12 11 (4.15%) Low Latency C++ Developer
12 11 (4.15%) Technical Analyst
13 10 (3.77%) Business Analyst
13 10 (3.77%) Implementation Analyst
13 10 (3.77%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.45%) FIX Protocol
2 23 (8.68%) AngularJS
3 21 (7.92%) .NET
4 17 (6.42%) STL
5 15 (5.66%) Web Services
6 14 (5.28%) J2SE
6 14 (5.28%) React
7 13 (4.91%) Django
8 12 (4.53%) HTML
8 12 (4.53%) HTML5
8 12 (4.53%) Middleware
9 11 (4.15%) REST
10 9 (3.40%) ASP.NET
10 9 (3.40%) CSS
10 9 (3.40%) Kafka
10 9 (3.40%) Protocol Buffers
10 9 (3.40%) WebSockets
11 6 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (2.26%) Node.js
11 6 (2.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 110 (41.51%) Fintech
2 66 (24.91%) Fixed Income
3 47 (17.74%) Derivative
4 44 (16.60%) Equities
5 32 (12.08%) Computer Science
6 27 (10.19%) Hedge funds
7 25 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (7.17%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (6.04%) Market Risk
10 13 (4.91%) Algorithms
11 12 (4.53%) Credit Risk
12 11 (4.15%) Equity Derivative
13 7 (2.64%) Management Information System
14 6 (2.26%) Data Structures
14 6 (2.26%) Exotic Derivative
15 4 (1.51%) Credit Derivative
16 3 (1.13%) Spread Betting
16 3 (1.13%) User Experience
17 2 (0.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 2 (0.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 59 (22.26%) Linux
2 43 (16.23%) Unix
3 29 (10.94%) Windows
4 17 (6.42%) Solaris
5 4 (1.51%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.75%) Android
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (23.02%) Multithreading
2 60 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (17.36%) Risk Management
4 45 (16.98%) Low Latency
4 45 (16.98%) Mathematics
5 37 (13.96%) Electronic Trading
6 35 (13.21%) Algorithmic Trading
7 33 (12.45%) DevOps
8 28 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (10.57%) TDD
9 25 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (9.43%) OO
10 23 (8.68%) Validation
11 22 (8.30%) Physics
12 21 (7.92%) E-Commerce
12 21 (7.92%) Presales
13 20 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (7.55%) Financial Modelling
14 19 (7.17%) Microservices
15 18 (6.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (48.68%) Java
2 75 (28.30%) C++
3 67 (25.28%) SQL
4 54 (20.38%) C#
5 53 (20.00%) Python
6 25 (9.43%) Java 8
7 21 (7.92%) JavaScript
7 21 (7.92%) Shell Script
8 19 (7.17%) MATLAB
8 19 (7.17%) R
9 13 (4.91%) Perl
10 9 (3.40%) C
11 8 (3.02%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.89%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.51%) VBScript
14 3 (1.13%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.13%) VBA
15 2 (0.75%) Korn
15 2 (0.75%) Scala
15 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (20.00%) Degree
2 13 (4.91%) PhD
3 10 (3.77%) Master's Degree
4 9 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.91%) Dodd-Frank
1 13 (4.91%) EMIR
1 13 (4.91%) MiFID
2 10 (3.77%) QA
3 5 (1.89%) PMO
4 4 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (2.26%) Active Directory
1 6 (2.26%) Hyper-V
1 6 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.89%) Docker
3 4 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.75%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (4.15%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.89%) SCCM
3 2 (0.75%) Ansible
3 2 (0.75%) Consul
3 2 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.75%) Puppet
3 2 (0.75%) Terraform
4 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (8.68%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.55%) Oracle
3 19 (7.17%) Murex
3 19 (7.17%) Sybase
4 15 (5.66%) TIBCO
5 14 (5.28%) StreamBase
6 12 (4.53%) Reuters
7 8 (3.02%) Google
8 6 (2.26%) Bloomberg
8 6 (2.26%) VMware
9 5 (1.89%) Citrix
10 4 (1.51%) Charles River
10 4 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.13%) Tradeweb
12 2 (0.75%) ION Trading
12 2 (0.75%) MarketAxess
12 2 (0.75%) NetApp
12 2 (0.75%) Remedy
12 2 (0.75%) Tableau
12 2 (0.75%) Wallstreet Suite