Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 157 139
Rank change year-on-year +29 -18 -29
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 286 202 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.54% 1.94% 2.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.21% 3.98% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 265 182 282
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £44,675
90th Percentile £109,500 £110,000 £111,250
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -

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 5,485 5,080 6,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.62% 48.83% 48.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4,906 4,557 5,851
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 £32,500 £34,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 15 July 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 15 July 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).

1 192 (67.13%) Finance
2 129 (45.10%) Java
3 101 (35.31%) Fintech
4 100 (34.97%) Front Office
5 92 (32.17%) SQL
6 75 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (25.87%) Equities
8 61 (21.33%) Fixed Income
8 61 (21.33%) Derivative
9 53 (18.53%) Multithreading
10 51 (17.83%) Low Latency
11 50 (17.48%) C++
12 48 (16.78%) SQL Server
13 47 (16.43%) C#
14 46 (16.08%) Linux
14 46 (16.08%) FIX Protocol
15 44 (15.38%) Degree
15 44 (15.38%) Algorithmic Trading
15 44 (15.38%) Banking
16 41 (14.34%) Electronic Trading
17 40 (13.99%) .NET
18 38 (13.29%) Python
19 36 (12.59%) Hedge funds
20 35 (12.24%) Microsoft
21 34 (11.89%) Unix
22 33 (11.54%) Risk Management
23 32 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
23 32 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
23 32 (11.19%) DevOps
23 32 (11.19%) Microservices

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 (3.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (2.80%) Confluence
3 7 (2.45%) IIS
4 5 (1.75%) CMS
4 5 (1.75%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.70%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.35%) Apache
6 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.35%) Tornado
Applications
1 22 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.85%) thinkFolio
2 10 (3.50%) Front Arena
2 10 (3.50%) Markit EDM
3 6 (2.10%) MetaTrader
4 4 (1.40%) SunGard GMI
5 3 (1.05%) RMDS
6 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.70%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.35%) Endur
7 1 (0.35%) Kondor
7 1 (0.35%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.05%) Office 365
4 3 (1.05%) PaaS
5 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.70%) IaaS
5 2 (0.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (0.70%) Serverless
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.35%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.35%) npm
6 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.80%) LAN
1 8 (2.80%) WAN
2 6 (2.10%) FIX Connectivity
3 5 (1.75%) Multicast
3 5 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.05%) VPN
5 2 (0.70%) Broadband
5 2 (0.70%) Internet
5 2 (0.70%) Intranet
5 2 (0.70%) NAS
5 2 (0.70%) SAN
5 2 (0.70%) SMS
6 1 (0.35%) 3G
6 1 (0.35%) BGP
6 1 (0.35%) DHCP
6 1 (0.35%) DNS
6 1 (0.35%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.35%) Firewall
6 1 (0.35%) HTTP
6 1 (0.35%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.20%) Big Data
2 12 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (3.50%) Crystal Reports
4 8 (2.80%) KDB
5 6 (2.10%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.75%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.05%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.35%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.35%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.35%) MySQL
9 1 (0.35%) Power BI
9 1 (0.35%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 31 (10.84%) Maven
2 21 (7.34%) Gradle
3 13 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 11 (3.85%) JIRA
5 9 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (3.15%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.45%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.75%) Selenium
8 4 (1.40%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.05%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.05%) Subversion
9 3 (1.05%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.70%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.70%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.70%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.35%) Appium
11 1 (0.35%) gulp
11 1 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.35%) Protractor
11 1 (0.35%) webpack
General
1 192 (67.13%) Finance
2 100 (34.97%) Front Office
3 44 (15.38%) Banking
4 20 (6.99%) Advertising
5 18 (6.29%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.85%) Back Office
7 8 (2.80%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.40%) Games
8 4 (1.40%) Legal
8 4 (1.40%) Retail
8 4 (1.40%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.70%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.70%) Marketing
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) German Language
10 1 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 133 (46.50%) Developer
2 75 (26.22%) Analyst
3 63 (22.03%) Java Developer
4 29 (10.14%) Support Analyst
5 28 (9.79%) Java Developer - Fintech
6 23 (8.04%) C++ Developer
7 21 (7.34%) Applications Support
8 19 (6.64%) Applications Support Analyst
9 18 (6.29%) Implementation Analyst
9 18 (6.29%) Technical Analyst
10 14 (4.90%) Senior Developer
11 12 (4.20%) Business Analyst
11 12 (4.20%) Front Office Developer
11 12 (4.20%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.85%) Qualitative Analyst
12 11 (3.85%) Quantitative Analyst
13 10 (3.50%) Implementation Consultant
13 10 (3.50%) Java Consultant
13 10 (3.50%) Software Consultant
13 10 (3.50%) Technical Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.08%) FIX Protocol
2 40 (13.99%) .NET
3 22 (7.69%) J2SE
4 16 (5.59%) AngularJS
5 15 (5.24%) HTML
5 15 (5.24%) Web Services
6 13 (4.55%) HTML5
6 13 (4.55%) React
7 12 (4.20%) XML
8 11 (3.85%) ASP.NET
8 11 (3.85%) REST
9 10 (3.50%) .NET Framework
9 10 (3.50%) CSS
9 10 (3.50%) Middleware
10 8 (2.80%) Node.js
10 8 (2.80%) Spring
11 7 (2.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (2.45%) Django
11 7 (2.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 101 (35.31%) Fintech
2 74 (25.87%) Equities
3 61 (21.33%) Derivative
3 61 (21.33%) Fixed Income
4 36 (12.59%) Hedge funds
5 27 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (9.44%) Computer Science
6 15 (5.24%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (4.90%) Market Risk
8 11 (3.85%) Exotic Derivative
9 10 (3.50%) Credit Risk
9 10 (3.50%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (2.80%) Algorithms
11 7 (2.45%) Management Information System
12 6 (2.10%) Spread Betting
13 4 (1.40%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.40%) Mobile App
14 3 (1.05%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (1.05%) iPad
14 3 (1.05%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 46 (16.08%) Linux
2 34 (11.89%) Unix
3 31 (10.84%) Windows
4 4 (1.40%) Solaris
5 2 (0.70%) Android
6 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (18.53%) Multithreading
3 51 (17.83%) Low Latency
4 44 (15.38%) Algorithmic Trading
5 41 (14.34%) Electronic Trading
6 33 (11.54%) Risk Management
7 32 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (11.19%) DevOps
7 32 (11.19%) Microservices
8 31 (10.84%) Workflow
9 29 (10.14%) TDD
10 28 (9.79%) Mathematics
11 26 (9.09%) Concurrent Programming
12 25 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (7.34%) Asset Management
13 21 (7.34%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (7.34%) OO
14 20 (6.99%) Software Engineering
15 19 (6.64%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 129 (45.10%) Java
2 92 (32.17%) SQL
3 50 (17.48%) C++
4 47 (16.43%) C#
5 38 (13.29%) Python
6 27 (9.44%) Java 8
7 18 (6.29%) JavaScript
8 17 (5.94%) Perl
9 16 (5.59%) T-SQL
10 15 (5.24%) VBA
11 14 (4.90%) Shell Script
12 12 (4.20%) R
13 11 (3.85%) MATLAB
14 10 (3.50%) Bash Shell
14 10 (3.50%) PowerShell
14 10 (3.50%) Ruby
14 10 (3.50%) Scala
15 8 (2.80%) Korn
16 4 (1.40%) VB.NET
17 3 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (15.38%) Degree
2 11 (3.85%) PhD
3 10 (3.50%) Master's Degree
4 8 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.70%) PMP
6 1 (0.35%) CCNP
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.24%) QA
2 13 (4.55%) EMIR
2 13 (4.55%) MiFID
3 9 (3.15%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (1.40%) FATCA
5 3 (1.05%) GDPR
6 2 (0.70%) PMO
6 2 (0.70%) SEPA
7 1 (0.35%) IFRS
System Software
1 9 (3.15%) Docker
2 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.70%) Terminal Server
2 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.10%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.05%) Ansible
2 3 (1.05%) Consul
2 3 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.05%) Terraform
3 2 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.70%) Puppet
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Shiro
4 1 (0.35%) Control-M
4 1 (0.35%) Grafana
4 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.69%) TIBCO
3 21 (7.34%) StreamBase
4 18 (6.29%) Oracle
5 13 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (4.20%) Charles River
6 12 (4.20%) Reuters
7 11 (3.85%) Bloomberg
8 10 (3.50%) Calypso
8 10 (3.50%) SimCorp
9 9 (3.15%) Fidessa
10 8 (2.80%) SmartStream
11 7 (2.45%) FIS
12 6 (2.10%) Murex
12 6 (2.10%) Sybase
13 5 (1.75%) Citrix
14 4 (1.40%) SunGard
14 4 (1.40%) Tradeweb
15 3 (1.05%) Tableau
16 2 (0.70%) FXall