Period
to 24 January 2020

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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 327 338 346
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8 +40
Permanent jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,102 1,305 1,512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.95% 0.93% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.45% 2.33% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 950 1,035 864
England median annual salary £90,000 £72,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.14% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £56,250 £45,000 £46,250
90th Percentile £142,500 £110,000 £116,250
UK median annual salary £90,000 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year +24.14% -3.33% -

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 45,066 56,083 63,599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.77% 39.76% 39.00%
Number of salaries quoted 34,785 42,964 49,436
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020. 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 +6 1,069 £90,000 +24.14% 103
South West +35 14 £65,000 +18.18% 1
East of England +74 9 £65,000 +18.18% 3
South East +32 7 £65,000 -10.34% 1
North of England +53 4 £93,750 +82.93% 1
North West +44 2 £93,750 +78.57% 1
North East - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 - 3
Midlands - 1 £70,000 - 5
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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).

1 782 (70.96%) Finance
2 639 (57.99%) Front Office
3 606 (54.99%) Fixed Income
4 598 (54.26%) Java
5 594 (53.90%) Equities
6 569 (51.63%) Derivative
7 492 (44.65%) Agile Software Development
8 479 (43.47%) Asset Management
9 419 (38.02%) Python
10 379 (34.39%) Software Engineering
11 359 (32.58%) AWS
12 345 (31.31%) Web Services
13 328 (29.76%) SQL
14 310 (28.13%) Hedge funds
15 309 (28.04%) Banking
16 260 (23.59%) JavaScript
17 256 (23.23%) Investment Management
18 229 (20.78%) J2EE
19 216 (19.60%) Analytics
20 194 (17.60%) Microservices
21 191 (17.33%) C#
22 188 (17.06%) Investment Banking
23 185 (16.79%) R
24 146 (13.25%) Business Analysis
25 142 (12.89%) Quantitative Analysis
25 142 (12.89%) AngularJS
26 139 (12.61%) Azure
27 137 (12.43%) thinkFolio
28 134 (12.16%) React
29 132 (11.98%) GCP

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 38 (3.45%) Apache
2 22 (2.00%) Tomcat
3 16 (1.45%) JBoss
4 14 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
5 10 (0.91%) Apache Spark
5 10 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.45%) CMS
7 4 (0.36%) SAS
8 2 (0.18%) Confluence
8 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.091%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.091%) Mule
9 1 (0.091%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.091%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.091%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.091%) SmartSockets
Applications
1 23 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.36%) InVision
4 4 (0.36%) Sketch
5 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.18%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.18%) Houdini
6 2 (0.18%) Maya
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.18%) ZBrush
7 1 (0.091%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 137 (12.43%) thinkFolio
2 84 (7.62%) Front Arena
3 67 (6.08%) Markit EDM
4 29 (2.63%) LatentZero
5 28 (2.54%) FINCAD Analytics
6 7 (0.64%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.45%) PolarLake
8 4 (0.36%) MetaTrader
9 3 (0.27%) Eikon
10 2 (0.18%) Endur
10 2 (0.18%) Summit
11 1 (0.091%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 1 (0.091%) Orchestrade
11 1 (0.091%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 359 (32.58%) AWS
2 139 (12.61%) Azure
3 132 (11.98%) GCP
4 93 (8.44%) Amazon SQS
5 64 (5.81%) Amazon S3
6 57 (5.17%) Amazon ECS
7 55 (4.99%) Serverless
8 51 (4.63%) AWS Lambda
8 51 (4.63%) SaaS
9 28 (2.54%) AWS Fargate
10 27 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (1.00%) AWS Step Functions
12 8 (0.73%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.45%) Amazon EKS
13 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.36%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.27%) GitHub
16 1 (0.091%) Amazon Kinesis
16 1 (0.091%) Apigee
16 1 (0.091%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
2 5 (0.45%) Calico
2 5 (0.45%) LAN
2 5 (0.45%) WAN
3 4 (0.36%) Firewall
3 4 (0.36%) WinSCP
4 3 (0.27%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.18%) VPN
6 1 (0.091%) BGP
6 1 (0.091%) DNS
6 1 (0.091%) FTP
6 1 (0.091%) Internet
6 1 (0.091%) Intranet
6 1 (0.091%) MPLS
6 1 (0.091%) Multicast
6 1 (0.091%) RIP
6 1 (0.091%) SWIFTNet
6 1 (0.091%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.091%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 65 (5.90%) Amazon Athena
3 42 (3.81%) NoSQL
4 40 (3.63%) Big Data
5 36 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
6 33 (2.99%) Amazon Aurora
7 32 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
8 31 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 22 (2.00%) RDBMS
10 22 (2.00%) Relational Database
11 16 (1.45%) Geospatial Data
11 16 (1.45%) GIS
11 16 (1.45%) JasperReports
12 11 (1.00%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.73%) Power BI
13 8 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.64%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 105 (9.53%) RStudio
2 75 (6.81%) Jenkins
3 36 (3.27%) JIRA
4 31 (2.81%) JUnit
5 30 (2.72%) Maven
6 22 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 22 (2.00%) GitLab
7 20 (1.81%) TeamCity
8 19 (1.72%) Ant
9 18 (1.63%) Hudson
10 16 (1.45%) ClearQuest
10 16 (1.45%) CruiseControl
10 16 (1.45%) FishEye
11 11 (1.00%) Selenium
12 9 (0.82%) Subversion
12 9 (0.82%) Zephyr
13 8 (0.73%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.45%) Visual Studio
14 5 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 782 (70.96%) Finance
2 639 (57.99%) Front Office
3 309 (28.04%) Banking
4 188 (17.06%) Investment Banking
5 41 (3.72%) Back Office
6 38 (3.45%) French Language
7 37 (3.36%) German Language
8 36 (3.27%) Italian Language
8 36 (3.27%) Spanish Language
9 19 (1.72%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.27%) Dutch Language
11 11 (1.00%) Advertising
12 10 (0.91%) Retail
13 5 (0.45%) Marketing
13 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.45%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.36%) Electronics
14 4 (0.36%) Games
14 4 (0.36%) Legal
15 3 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 517 (46.91%) Developer
2 274 (24.86%) Java Developer
3 147 (13.34%) Senior Developer
4 125 (11.34%) Analyst
5 119 (10.80%) Software Engineer
6 109 (9.89%) Quantitative Developer
7 100 (9.07%) Python Developer
8 97 (8.80%) Front Office Developer
9 95 (8.62%) Senior Java Developer
10 72 (6.53%) Business Analyst
11 67 (6.08%) Java Engineer
12 66 (5.99%) Finance Manager
13 60 (5.44%) AWS Developer
13 60 (5.44%) Java Software Engineer
14 58 (5.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 58 (5.26%) Senior Quantitative Developer
15 56 (5.08%) C# Developer
16 54 (4.90%) Architect
17 50 (4.54%) AWS Engineer
17 50 (4.54%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (31.31%) Web Services
2 229 (20.78%) J2EE
3 142 (12.89%) AngularJS
4 134 (12.16%) React
5 84 (7.62%) Node.js
6 71 (6.44%) FIX Protocol
7 56 (5.08%) .NET
7 56 (5.08%) Vue.js
8 42 (3.81%) Pandas
9 41 (3.72%) Spring
10 39 (3.54%) NumPy
10 39 (3.54%) SciPy
10 39 (3.54%) XML
11 37 (3.36%) Redux
12 36 (3.27%) J2SE
13 33 (2.99%) HTML
14 32 (2.90%) CSS
15 27 (2.45%) Lambda Expressions
15 27 (2.45%) WCF
16 26 (2.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 606 (54.99%) Fixed Income
2 594 (53.90%) Equities
3 569 (51.63%) Derivative
4 310 (28.13%) Hedge funds
5 82 (7.44%) Algorithms
6 63 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
7 62 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
8 61 (5.54%) Equity Derivative
9 56 (5.08%) Blog
10 54 (4.90%) Reference Data
11 53 (4.81%) Data Structures
12 27 (2.45%) Credit Risk
12 27 (2.45%) Exotic Derivative
13 25 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
14 23 (2.09%) Market Risk
15 22 (2.00%) OTC Derivatives
16 15 (1.36%) Credit Derivative
17 9 (0.82%) Grid Computing
17 9 (0.82%) Mobile App
17 9 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (4.63%) Linux
2 44 (3.99%) Unix
3 22 (2.00%) Windows
4 7 (0.64%) Solaris
5 4 (0.36%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.091%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (44.65%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (43.47%) Asset Management
3 379 (34.39%) Software Engineering
4 256 (23.23%) Investment Management
5 216 (19.60%) Analytics
6 194 (17.60%) Microservices
7 146 (13.25%) Business Analysis
8 142 (12.89%) Quantitative Analysis
9 123 (11.16%) Mentoring
10 122 (11.07%) Low Latency
11 106 (9.62%) Decision-Making
12 103 (9.35%) Computer Science
13 98 (8.89%) DevOps
14 88 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 83 (7.53%) Multithreading
16 81 (7.35%) Risk Management
17 80 (7.26%) Open Source
18 79 (7.17%) Fintech
19 77 (6.99%) Project Delivery
20 73 (6.62%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 598 (54.26%) Java
2 419 (38.02%) Python
3 328 (29.76%) SQL
4 260 (23.59%) JavaScript
5 191 (17.33%) C#
6 185 (16.79%) R
7 129 (11.71%) C++
8 51 (4.63%) Java 8
8 51 (4.63%) Kotlin
9 36 (3.27%) MATLAB
10 34 (3.09%) Perl
11 28 (2.54%) Bash Shell
12 25 (2.27%) Ruby
13 22 (2.00%) Bourne shell
13 22 (2.00%) Korn
14 21 (1.91%) C
14 21 (1.91%) VBA
15 12 (1.09%) Haskell
16 11 (1.00%) PHP
16 11 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 126 (11.43%) Degree
2 32 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.27%) Master's Degree
4 13 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
5 11 (1.00%) PhD
6 4 (0.36%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.091%) CCIE
7 1 (0.091%) CCNP
7 1 (0.091%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.091%) FFIEC
7 1 (0.091%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.091%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.091%) PMP
7 1 (0.091%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.90%) QA
2 26 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.63%) EMIR
4 15 (1.36%) MiFID
5 12 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.54%) IFRS
7 5 (0.45%) PMO
7 5 (0.45%) SLA
8 3 (0.27%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.27%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.18%) SEPA
10 1 (0.091%) Basel II
10 1 (0.091%) Basel III
10 1 (0.091%) FATCA
10 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.091%) NIST
10 1 (0.091%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (6.90%) Docker
2 18 (1.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (3.54%) Terraform
2 26 (2.36%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.82%) Ansible
3 9 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.45%) Grafana
4 5 (0.45%) Prometheus
5 4 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.27%) Control-M
6 3 (0.27%) Puppet
6 3 (0.27%) SCCM
7 1 (0.091%) Kibana
7 1 (0.091%) Rancher
Vendors
1 127 (11.52%) Charles River
2 113 (10.25%) SimCorp
3 90 (8.17%) Calypso
4 88 (7.99%) Bloomberg
5 74 (6.72%) Google
6 62 (5.63%) Murex
7 60 (5.44%) ION Trading
8 58 (5.26%) Oracle
9 51 (4.63%) Fidessa
10 42 (3.81%) Eze Castle Integration
11 38 (3.45%) Eze Software Group
12 30 (2.72%) FIS
12 30 (2.72%) Linedata
13 23 (2.09%) Microsoft
13 23 (2.09%) Reuters
14 21 (1.91%) Tradeweb
15 20 (1.81%) FXall
15 20 (1.81%) MarketAxess
16 16 (1.45%) Adobe
16 16 (1.45%) Atlassian