Period
to 26 May 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 398 357 369
Rank change year-on-year -41 +12 -12
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,256 1,380 1,648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.86% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.79% 2.01% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,026 877 1,295
England median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.57% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £113,000 £111,250
UK median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 70,279 68,686 82,954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.20% 42.72% 43.94%
Number of salaries quoted 54,997 55,613 68,139
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,815 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.37% -0.37% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +6.52%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England.

Salary trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the England region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -16 1,202 £75,000 - 135
East of England -85 17 £52,500 +7.69% 2
South East -15 16 £49,000 +8.89% 4
Midlands +5 12 £50,000 +42.86%
East Midlands +6 11 £51,250 +46.43%
South West -30 7 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands +1 1 £37,500 -
North West -8 1 - - 2
North of England -11 1 - - 4
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 England region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 876 (69.75%) Finance
2 508 (40.45%) Front Office
3 443 (35.27%) Banking
4 438 (34.87%) SQL
5 430 (34.24%) Equities
6 424 (33.76%) Java
7 406 (32.32%) Derivative
8 402 (32.01%) Fixed Income
9 357 (28.42%) Degree
10 302 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
11 296 (23.57%) C#
12 237 (18.87%) Linux
13 230 (18.31%) Investment Banking
14 225 (17.91%) C++
15 219 (17.44%) Python
16 186 (14.81%) Fintech
17 181 (14.41%) Unix
18 175 (13.93%) Multithreading
19 167 (13.30%) Electronic Trading
20 166 (13.22%) Mathematics
21 162 (12.90%) FIX Protocol
21 162 (12.90%) Hedge funds
22 158 (12.58%) Asset Management
23 154 (12.26%) .NET
24 151 (12.02%) Low Latency
25 150 (11.94%) Risk Management
26 141 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
27 136 (10.83%) SQL Server
27 136 (10.83%) Computer Science
28 131 (10.43%) Analytical Skills

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 30 (2.39%) Apache
2 29 (2.31%) Tomcat
3 27 (2.15%) Apache Spark
4 23 (1.83%) Confluence
5 10 (0.80%) JBoss
6 6 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.32%) CMS
7 4 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.32%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.24%) IIS
9 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.080%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.080%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.080%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.080%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.080%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.080%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.080%) Tornado
Applications
1 54 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 83 (6.61%) thinkFolio
2 54 (4.30%) Front Arena
3 36 (2.87%) Eagle PACE
4 35 (2.79%) Markit EDM
5 15 (1.19%) MetaTrader
6 12 (0.96%) Bloomberg AIM
7 11 (0.88%) Workfront
8 9 (0.72%) RMDS
9 8 (0.64%) Summit
10 7 (0.56%) Kondor
11 4 (0.32%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
13 2 (0.16%) ION MarketView
13 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
14 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
14 1 (0.080%) FLEXCUBE
14 1 (0.080%) Payment Gateway
14 1 (0.080%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 56 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.99%) SaaS
3 19 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.11%) Office 365
5 9 (0.72%) GitHub
6 5 (0.40%) Yarn
7 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.24%) G Suite
8 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.24%) PaaS
8 3 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.16%) IaaS
9 2 (0.16%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.16%) npm
9 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.99%) FIX Connectivity
2 20 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.96%) DHCP
3 12 (0.96%) DNS
3 12 (0.96%) LAN
4 11 (0.88%) Multicast
4 11 (0.88%) WAN
5 10 (0.80%) Internet
5 10 (0.80%) VPN
6 9 (0.72%) Intranet
7 8 (0.64%) Broadband
8 6 (0.48%) Firewall
8 6 (0.48%) FTP
9 3 (0.24%) HTTP
9 3 (0.24%) SMS
9 3 (0.24%) WebEx
9 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.16%) NAS
10 2 (0.16%) SAN
11 1 (0.080%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 54 (4.30%) Big Data
3 49 (3.90%) Blockchain
4 38 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (2.71%) Relational Database
5 34 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (2.55%) Hadoop
7 22 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (1.51%) KDB
9 18 (1.43%) MySQL
10 17 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (1.27%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (0.80%) SQLPlus
14 9 (0.72%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.64%) Kdb+
15 8 (0.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 68 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 65 (5.18%) JIRA
3 59 (4.70%) Maven
4 58 (4.62%) Jenkins
5 40 (3.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 37 (2.95%) Selenium
7 35 (2.79%) Subversion
8 31 (2.47%) TeamCity
9 25 (1.99%) JUnit
10 23 (1.83%) Gradle
11 20 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (1.27%) IntelliJ
12 16 (1.27%) Toad
13 15 (1.19%) NUnit
14 14 (1.11%) Visual Studio
15 13 (1.04%) MSBuild
15 13 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
16 12 (0.96%) Protractor
17 10 (0.80%) Eclipse
18 9 (0.72%) Cucumber
General
1 876 (69.75%) Finance
2 508 (40.45%) Front Office
3 443 (35.27%) Banking
4 230 (18.31%) Investment Banking
5 113 (9.00%) Back Office
6 66 (5.25%) Financial Institution
7 40 (3.18%) French Language
8 35 (2.79%) Italian Language
9 30 (2.39%) German Language
10 26 (2.07%) Advertising
11 18 (1.43%) Retail
12 12 (0.96%) Games
12 12 (0.96%) Legal
13 9 (0.72%) Marketing
13 9 (0.72%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.40%) Telecoms
16 2 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
17 1 (0.080%) Electronics
17 1 (0.080%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 555 (44.19%) Developer
2 274 (21.82%) Analyst
3 199 (15.84%) Java Developer
4 120 (9.55%) Business Analyst
5 97 (7.72%) Applications Support
6 94 (7.48%) C# Developer
7 77 (6.13%) C++ Developer
8 67 (5.33%) Banking Analyst
8 67 (5.33%) Consultant
9 64 (5.10%) Front Office Developer
10 61 (4.86%) Senior Developer
11 57 (4.54%) Business Consultant
12 56 (4.46%) Project Manager
13 55 (4.38%) Support Engineer
14 51 (4.06%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 50 (3.98%) Python Developer
15 50 (3.98%) Quantitative Developer
16 49 (3.90%) Support Analyst
17 48 (3.82%) .NET Developer
18 41 (3.26%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (12.90%) FIX Protocol
2 154 (12.26%) .NET
3 79 (6.29%) HTML
4 64 (5.10%) HTML5
5 57 (4.54%) WPF
6 56 (4.46%) React
7 54 (4.30%) AngularJS
8 42 (3.34%) WCF
9 41 (3.26%) .NET Framework
10 38 (3.03%) ASP.NET
10 38 (3.03%) Web Services
11 37 (2.95%) Middleware
12 34 (2.71%) CSS
12 34 (2.71%) Spring
13 33 (2.63%) XML
14 29 (2.31%) jQuery
15 28 (2.23%) REST
15 28 (2.23%) RESTful
16 25 (1.99%) Django
16 25 (1.99%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 430 (34.24%) Equities
2 406 (32.32%) Derivative
3 402 (32.01%) Fixed Income
4 186 (14.81%) Fintech
5 162 (12.90%) Hedge funds
6 136 (10.83%) Computer Science
7 131 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
8 67 (5.33%) Credit Derivative
9 55 (4.38%) Algorithms
10 51 (4.06%) Exotic Derivative
10 51 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
11 41 (3.26%) OTC Derivatives
12 37 (2.95%) Market Risk
13 32 (2.55%) Equity Derivative
14 31 (2.47%) Management Information System
15 30 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
16 25 (1.99%) Data Structures
16 25 (1.99%) Virtual Team
17 23 (1.83%) Spread Betting
18 18 (1.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 237 (18.87%) Linux
2 181 (14.41%) Unix
3 95 (7.56%) Windows
4 25 (1.99%) Solaris
5 11 (0.88%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.72%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.64%) Android
9 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.080%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (13.93%) Multithreading
3 167 (13.30%) Electronic Trading
4 166 (13.22%) Mathematics
5 158 (12.58%) Asset Management
6 151 (12.02%) Low Latency
7 150 (11.94%) Risk Management
8 141 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
9 113 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
10 106 (8.44%) DevOps
11 105 (8.36%) Investment Management
12 100 (7.96%) OO
12 100 (7.96%) TDD
13 99 (7.88%) Software Engineering
14 96 (7.64%) Test Automation
15 82 (6.53%) GAP Analysis
16 79 (6.29%) Analytics
17 73 (5.81%) Algorithmic Trading
18 71 (5.65%) Project Management
18 71 (5.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 438 (34.87%) SQL
2 424 (33.76%) Java
3 296 (23.57%) C#
4 225 (17.91%) C++
5 219 (17.44%) Python
6 108 (8.60%) JavaScript
7 68 (5.41%) Java 8
7 68 (5.41%) Perl
8 49 (3.90%) Bash Shell
9 40 (3.18%) T-SQL
10 39 (3.11%) Korn
11 38 (3.03%) Ruby
12 34 (2.71%) Scala
12 34 (2.71%) Shell Script
13 32 (2.55%) VBA
14 31 (2.47%) PL/SQL
15 29 (2.31%) Bourne shell
16 28 (2.23%) R
17 27 (2.15%) MATLAB
18 21 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 357 (28.42%) Degree
2 47 (3.74%) Numerate Degree
3 22 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (1.75%) Master's Degree
4 19 (1.51%) PhD
5 14 (1.11%) ISEB
6 5 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.24%) PMP
8 2 (0.16%) MCP
8 2 (0.16%) MCSE
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.080%) AAT
9 1 (0.080%) ACCA
9 1 (0.080%) CCNP
9 1 (0.080%) CIMA
9 1 (0.080%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.080%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.080%) MBA
9 1 (0.080%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.57%) QA
2 48 (3.82%) MiFID
3 20 (1.59%) EMIR
4 17 (1.35%) Dodd-Frank
5 12 (0.96%) PMO
6 5 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.32%) SEPA
7 4 (0.32%) SLA
8 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.080%) Basel II
9 1 (0.080%) FATCA
9 1 (0.080%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (1.67%) Docker
2 16 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (0.64%) Terminal Server
4 4 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.24%) XenApp
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (0.88%) Automic
1 11 (0.88%) Dollar Universe
2 9 (0.72%) Control-M
2 9 (0.72%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.72%) SCCM
3 3 (0.24%) Ansible
3 3 (0.24%) Puppet
4 2 (0.16%) Consul
4 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.16%) Terraform
5 1 (0.080%) Grafana
5 1 (0.080%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 113 (9.00%) Oracle
2 96 (7.64%) Calypso
3 77 (6.13%) Murex
4 74 (5.89%) FXall
5 72 (5.73%) Bloomberg
6 63 (5.02%) Charles River
7 61 (4.86%) Microsoft
8 55 (4.38%) Reuters
9 53 (4.22%) SimCorp
10 52 (4.14%) Tradeweb
11 37 (2.95%) MarketAxess
12 31 (2.47%) Sybase
13 30 (2.39%) TIBCO
14 23 (1.83%) Citrix
15 20 (1.59%) Wallstreet Suite
16 19 (1.51%) Tableau
17 17 (1.35%) StreamBase
18 13 (1.04%) Google
19 10 (0.80%) ION Trading
19 10 (0.80%) Salesforce.com